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Zahir Ebrahim: System and method for preserving message order while employing both programmed I/O and DMA operations. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, March 23, 1999: US05887134 (672 worldwide citation)

In a cluster of computer nodes, each node has network interface and at least one processor. Transmission of a multipart message from a first node to a second node is initiated by sending to a network interface of the first node a sequence of PIO store and DMA store commands, each PIO store and DMA s ...


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John R Rose: System and method for managing try-and-buy usage of application programs. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, January 13, 1998: US05708709 (550 worldwide citation)

A system and method for managing the distribution of licensed application programs stored on a server over a distributed computer system maintains control over the program even after the program has been distributed to a client computer from a provider on an information server. Protection may includ ...


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Mark S Miller, E Dean Tribble, Norman Hardy, Christopher T Hibbert: Diverse goods arbitration system and method for allocating resources in a distributed computer system. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, June 17, 1997: US05640569 (503 worldwide citation)

A diverse goods arbitration system and method allocates computer resources among bidding requesters. Bid slates are transmitted to an arbiter by users (requesters) requesting use of specified portions of the available computer resources. Each bid slate may contain a plurality of bids, each bid repre ...


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Arthur A van Hoff: System for adding requested document cross references to a document by annotation proxy configured to merge and a directory generator and annotation server. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, October 13, 1998: US05822539 (269 worldwide citation)

In a distributed computer system, an automated document annotation system and method adds hypertext cross-references to a set of known information sources into documents requested by a client computer in such a way that the merged document is displayable by existing Web browsers. The distributed com ...


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Joseph S Cisneros, David C Kelley, Michael Kiang, Louis A Greenbaum: Navigation and positioning system and method using uncoordinated beacon signals in conjunction with an absolute positioning system. Pinterra Corporation, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, June 30, 1998: US05774829 (237 worldwide citation)

A navigation system in which an uncoordinated beacon positioning system (UBS) is used in conjunction with an absolute positioning system (APS) is described herein. The UBS employs a multiplicity of transmitters, at known locations, each of which transmits a beacon signal having a phase that is at le ...


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Sheueling S Chang: Electronic check exchange, clearing and settlement system. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, December 8, 1998: US05848400 (235 worldwide citation)

An electronic financial transaction clearing and settlement system handles and processes electronic financial transactions on behalf of a set of regional banks and correspondent banks. In particular, each bank participating in the system has a financial transaction server. The financial transaction ...


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Jamie Nelson, Leonard Janze, Kalpana Ravichandran, Govindarajan Rangarajan: IP discovery apparatus and method. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, November 10, 1998: US05835720 (182 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for discovering devices on a network. Active devices can be discovered in ARP tables from routers on the network. Pings can then be sent to the active devices for verification, or pings can be sent to devices at other addresses on the network. Devices can a ...


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Goetz Graefe, Pedro Celis, Jay Vaishnav, Hansjorg Zeller: System and method for optimizing database queries. Tandem Computers, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams Esq, October 13, 1998: US05822747 (171 worldwide citation)

A system and method for optimizing a database query is herein disclosed. The system consists of a search engine and a database implementor that determines an optimal plan for executing a SQL query. The SQL query is represented as a query tree consisting of a number of nested expressions. The search ...


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Graham Hamilton: System and method for automatic configuration of home network computers. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, December 22, 1998: US05852722 (169 worldwide citation)

A distributed computer network comprising of unconfigured network home client computers, and at least one autoconfiguration server. The network may also include sales servers and local service provider servers. The home network client computer determines on power on time if it possesses the requisit ...


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Charles E McManis: System and method for executing verifiable programs with facility for using non-verifiable programs from trusted sources. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, November 25, 1997: US05692047 (167 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a program executer that executes verifiable architecture neutral programs and a class loader that prohibits the loading and execution of non-verifiable programs unless (A) the non-verifiable program resides in a trusted repository of such programs, or (B) the non-verifiabl ...