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Thomas V Hartrick, Jeffrey N Stevens, Nicholas J Sabia: Data processing system and method to enforce payment of royalties when copying softcopy books. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, John E Jobe, July 2, 1996: US05532920 (393 worldwide citation)

A publisher of a softcopy book includes royalty payment information either within the structured document text of the book or in a royalty payment information file which accompanies the book. To read the book from the storage disk, the user applies a special softcopy book reading program at his work ...


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Seamus Brendan Donohue: Method and a mechanism for synchronized updating of interoperating software. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, March 13, 2001: US06202207 (333 worldwide citation)

Provided is a method and mechanism for automatic updating of computer programs and synchronising updates of computer programs and their pre-requisite programs to maintain interoperability. Conventionally, computer programs have been distributed on a recording medium for users to install on their com ...


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Paul Thomas Leone, Mark Williams Lumsden, Victor Edward Pulizzi: Dynamic hypertext link converter system and process. International Business Machines, Edward H Duffield, April 28, 1998: US05745360 (276 worldwide citation)

The methodology used converts non-HTML softcopy documents to HTML formatted documents based on examination of hypertext link entry points. To resolve these links, the invention interrogates the non-HTML formatted texts for hypertext links, verifies that the links are still valid (determines whether ...


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John H Ryder Sr, Susanna R Smith: Self-verifying receipt and acceptance system for electronically delivered data objects. International Business Machines, Edward H Duffield, August 28, 1990: US04953209 (272 worldwide citation)

A system for electronically transmitting data objects such as computer programs with a means for verifying that the computer program was actually received and the terms and conditions of its use accepted by the receiver is presented. In this system, the computer program itself controls the verificat ...


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Thomas Edward Cooper, Hudson Wayne Phillips, Robert Franklin Pryor: Method and apparatus for enabling trial period use of software products: method and apparatus for utilizing a decryption stub. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, Andrew J Dillon, April 7, 1998: US05737416 (252 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided in a data processing system for securing access to particular files which are stored in a computer-accessible memory media. A file management program is provided as an operating system component of the data processing system. At least one encrypted file and at leas ...


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Klaus Deinhart, Virgil Gligor, Christoph Lingenfelder, Sven Lorenz: Method and system for advanced role-based access control in distributed and centralized computer systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, June 8, 1999: US05911143 (239 worldwide citation)

A method and system for registration, authorization, and control of access rights in a computer system. Access rights of subjects on objects in a computer system are controlled using parameterized role types that can be instantiated into role instances equivalent to roles or groups. The required par ...


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Amy S C Cohen, Christopher F Gleason, Donald R Hyatt, Michael E Moran, Jeffrey N Stevens, Alan J Wecker: Data processing method to provide a generalized link from a reference point in an on-line book to an arbitrary multimedia object which can be dynamically updated. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Hoel, Edward H Duffield, November 22, 1994: US05367621 (238 worldwide citation)

A generalized link is provided in a data processing system to enable referencing from a point within an organized hierarchy of an on-line softcopy text, to an arbitrary multimedia object. The multimedia object may be represented by data which is also contained within the softcopy book or alternately ...


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Joan E Stucka, Richard Wiss: Method and system for dynamically sharing user interface displays among a plurality of application program. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, January 21, 1997: US05596702 (220 worldwide citation)

There is provided a system and method for the dynamic sharing of user interfaces and portions of user interfaces. A user interface server coupled to applications, a display object store, and a window management system. The user interface server allows an application developer to provide an applicati ...


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Charles A Rudisill, Daniel J Whittle: Edge-lit transflective non-emissive display with angled interface means on both sides of light conducting panel. International Business Machines, John J Timar, Edward H Duffield, August 16, 1994: US05339179 (216 worldwide citation)

A transflective liquid crystal display (LCD) uses the reflective and refractive characteristics of an edge-lit flat light pipe as a backlight panel behind the liquid crystal layer. The front and/or back surfaces of the edge-lit backlight panel are textured to enhance reflectivity of ambient light an ...


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Randal Lee Bertram, Peter James Brittenham: Browser and plural active URL manager for network computers. International Business Machines, Edward H Duffield, April 11, 2000: US06049812 (192 worldwide citation)

A network browser is provided with working list maintenance and creation facility which contains an indicator for each URL's listing duration level of permanence for controlling how long a URL will be kept or maintained in the working list and also includes an activity duration permanence level indi ...