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Lloyd Tabb, Conrad Herrmann: Methods for hypertext reporting in a relational database management system. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, February 11, 1997: US05603025 (290 worldwide citation)

A system of the present invention includes a relational database management system (RDBMS) having a hypertext report writing module. Methods are described for automatically recognizing relations between reports which are generated from the same or related database tables. The system automatically em ...


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William Monroe Turpin, Kevin Lane Brown, Steven Ward Bogrett: Graphical programming system and methods for assisting a user with creating screen objects on a screen device. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, April 28, 1998: US05745712 (157 worldwide citation)

A system for creation and completion of goal oriented electronic forms creates a graphical image data file which defines: a graphical image of a form for display and printing; a graphical image of tree branches, tree nodes, and conclusions in association with fields of the form; reading and writing ...


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Charles R Anderson, Robert W Warfield, Istvan Cseri, Murray K Low, Weikuo Liaw, Alan M Bush: System and methods for improved spreadsheet interface with user-familiar objects. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, Vernon A Norviel, May 16, 1995: US05416895 (142 worldwide citation)

An electronic spreadsheet system of the present invention includes a notebook interface having a plurality of notebook pages, each of which may contain a spread of information cells, or other desired page type (e.g., Graphs page). Methods are provided for rapidly accessing and processing information ...


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Charles Anderson, Robert W Warfield, Istvan Cseri, Murray K Low, Weikuo Liaw, Alan M Bush: System and methods for improved spreadsheet interface with user-familiar objects. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, September 2, 1997: US05664127 (120 worldwide citation)

An electronic spreadsheet system includes a notebook interface having a plurality of notebook pages, each of which may contain a spread of information cells, or other desired page type (e.g., Graphs page). Methods are provided for rapidly accessing and processing information on the different pages, ...


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Peter Schneider: Database system with subquery optimizer. Sybase, John A Smart, David N Slone, September 16, 1997: US05668987 (106 worldwide citation)

Database system and methods are described for improving execution speed of database queries (e.g., for decision support) by optimizing execution of nested queries or "subqueries," such as are commonly used in client/server database environments. In particular, a subquery cache is provided having a s ...


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Hanuma Kodavalla, Ashok Madhukar Joshi, Sumanta Chatterjee, Bruce McCready: Database system with methods for appending data records by partitioning an object into multiple page chains. Sybase, John A Smart, David N Slone, February 10, 1998: US05717919 (105 worldwide citation)

A Client/Server Database System with improved methods for appending items to an object, such as appending data records to a database table, in the context of a multi-user environment is described. The system includes one or more Clients (e.g., Terminals or PCs) connected via a Network to a Server. T ...


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David E Cooper, Clinton B Carlisle, Haris Riris: Diagnostic tests using near-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy. SRI International, David N Slone, May 31, 1994: US05317156 (95 worldwide citation)

RF modulation spectroscopy of a near infrared laser diode source is used to determine the amount of a target substance in a breath sample. In this type of modulation the laser output is modulated to produce sidebands displaced from the laser carrier by the modulation frequency. The modulated beam is ...


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Lam H Thai: System and methods for optimizing database queries. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, September 9, 1997: US05666528 (91 worldwide citation)

System and methods are provided for optimizing the access of information, particularly in response to ad hoc queries or filters. The system of the present invention includes a computer having a memory and a processor, a database for storing information in the memory as field values in a record, an i ...


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Colin R Glassey: System and methods for reformatting multi-dimensional spreadsheet information. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, February 18, 1997: US05604854 (87 worldwide citation)

An electronic spreadsheet system of the present invention includes a Data Modeling module for creating multi-dimensional reports from spreads of information. The module includes a preferred report workspace interface--a Data Modeling Desktop--for receiving a user-specified range of source data from ...


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Shaibal Roy: Database system with improved methods for B-tree maintenance. Sybase, John A Smart, David N Slone, July 1, 1997: US05644763 (85 worldwide citation)

Database system and methods are described for maintenance of B-Tree indexes, such as are commonly used in a relational database environment. "Load patterns" are monitored, for optimizing B-Tree node splitting, based on a particular load pattern's effect on B-Tree growth. More particularly, an "ascen ...