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Marcia Lynn Brandt, Kenneth Edgar Brown, Pernell James Dykes, Erik Duane Lindberg, Diane Elaine Olson, Jeffrey Edward Selden, Devon Daniel Snyder, James Orrin Walts: Computer apparatus and method for providing a common user interface for software applications accessed via the world-wide web. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, April 6, 1999: US05892905 (303 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides the capability to easily access many different application programs over the WWW via a common user interface. By providing standard procedures, routines, tools, and software "hooks" for accessing software applications over the WWW, software developers can concentrate o ...


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Arthur P Brooks: Apparatus and method for viewing multiple windows within a dynamic window. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin & Associates Martin, December 28, 1999: US06008809 (289 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for viewing multiple windows simultaneously within a dynamic window allows a user to relate several windows shown on a display without having to repeatedly arrange and size each individual window. In the preferred embodiment, once a window is selected and dragged into the dyn ...


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Douglas Robert Petty, Scott Anthony Sylvester: Specification language for defining user interface panels that are platform-independent. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, Martin & Associates, January 29, 2002: US06342907 (267 worldwide citation)

A specification language allows a user to define platform-independent user interface panels without detailed knowledge of complex computer programming languages. The specification language is referred to herein as a Panel Definition Markup Language (PDML), which defines tags that are used in similar ...


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Cary Lee Bates, Paul Reuben Day, John Matthew Santosuosso: Web server apparatus and method for virus checking. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, Martin & Associates, August 31, 2004: US06785732 (203 worldwide citation)

A web server computer system includes a virus checker and mechanisms for checking e-mails and their attachments, downloaded files, and web sites for possible viruses. When an e-mail message contains a detected virus, the message is discarded, and both the sender and recipient are informed via e-mail ...


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Brian J Cragun: Weather warning apparatus and method. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, Martin & Associates L L C, January 23, 2001: US06177873 (131 worldwide citation)

A weather warning apparatus and associated method notifies a user when weather alerts are issued according to geographical areas of interest and weather notification parameters that are set by the user. The weather warning apparatus includes a communication link for receiving transmitted alerts, suc ...


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Cary Lee Bates, Jeffrey Michael Ryan, John Matthew Santosuosso: Telephone system and method for selectively ringing one or more land phones or portable phones based on the self-detected geographical position of a portable phone. International Business Machines Corporation, Martin & Associates, Derek P Martin, February 14, 2006: US06999757 (128 worldwide citation)

A portable phone is equipped with a position detector that detects the geographical position of the portable phone, and a telephone system may ring one or more land-based phones or portable phones according to the geographical position of the portable phone. One or more geographical regions are defi ...


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Michael John Branson, William Robert Taylor: Object oriented framework mechanism for determining configuration relations. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, Martin & Associates, August 10, 1999: US05937189 (123 worldwide citation)

An object oriented framework mechanism provides a straightforward and convenient way to implement a system determining configuration relations for any type of system that needs to be configured. The configuration relations framework includes several core classes and several classes that are extensib ...


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Vincent Davis Arnold, Alf Christian Berg, Kathryn Ann Bohrer, Thomas Karl Athos Brane, Tore Magnus Dahl, Tor Michaelson, Anders Magnus Nilsson, Helge Odegaard, Torbjorn Harald Osten Pernbeck: Object oriented technology framework for order processing. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, Martin & Associates L L C, November 16, 1999: US05987423 (117 worldwide citation)

An object oriented programming (OOP) framework includes an Order Management (OM) mechanism that tracks sales orders received and matches them to warehouse inventory, a Sales Order (SA) mechanism that processes sales orders, and a Purchase Order (PU) mechanism that processes purchase orders. The OM m ...


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Michael D McKeehan, Erik E Voldal: Object-oriented framework mechanism for providing persistent storage. International Business Machines Corporation, Derek P Martin, Martin & Associates, January 18, 2000: US06016495 (104 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented framework mechanism for persistent storage systems provides an infrastructure that embodies the steps necessary for a framework consumer (i.e., user) to define persistent storage for any type of data not supported in an object-oriented system by extending the framework to fit a pa ...


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Cary Lee Bates, Paul Reuben Day, John Matthew Santosuosso: Copy/paste mechanism and paste buffer that includes source information for copied data. International Business Machines Corporation, Martin & Associates, Derek P Martin, September 13, 2005: US06944821 (101 worldwide citation)

An annotated paste buffer defines a first field for copied information, and a second field for source information relating to the copied information. A copy/paste mechanism in accordance with the preferred embodiments copies the information the user selects into the first field, and gathers the appr ...