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George T Katanics, Philip A Groves: Method and apparatus for an interactive video game with physical feedback. The Walt Disney Company, Hecker & Harriman, April 11, 1995: US05405152 (665 worldwide citation)

An interactive video game with physical feedback is described. A plurality of icons are provided on a display. Each icon represents one of a plurality of players. A plurality of positioning devices, one for each player, are provided in front of the display. Each player stands on the positioning devi ...


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Kathleen Dahlgren, Edward Stabler: Natural language understanding system. Intelligent Text Processing, Hecker & Harriman, August 11, 1998: US05794050 (565 worldwide citation)

The present invention interprets natural language input using common sense reasoning. The invention avoids the combinatorial explosion that has occurred in other natural language understanding systems. The invention uses modules for parsing, disambiguation, formal semantics, anaphora resolution, and ...


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David S Barrett, Gillian M Lee, Scott N Miller, M O S C Jasba Simpson, Eric D Rosenthal: Method and apparatus for program selection. Disney Enterprises, Hecker & Harriman, December 21, 1999: US06005597 (457 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for television program selection that monitors the viewing preferences of a viewer to create a dynamic viewer profile that is used to rate available programs. Based on the viewer profile, available programs are sorted and presented to the viewer ...


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Michael A Arent: Method and apparatus for authenticating on-line transaction data. Sun Micorsystems, Hecker & Harriman, January 25, 2000: US06018724 (301 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for authenticating data related to on-line transactions. The invention utilizes a user-customized certification indicator that informs a user as to the success or failure of one or more authentication and/or security protocols implemented on a u ...


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Gordon Romney, Pedro: Method and apparatus for witnessed authentication of electronic documents. Arcanvs, Hecker & Harriman, February 16, 1999: US05872848 (297 worldwide citation)

The present invention consists of a method and apparatus for authenticating an electronic document. In one embodiment of the invention, a party wishing to digitally sign an electronic document (the "client") stores the unsigned electronic document, and the client's public and private keys, on transp ...


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Drew Major, Kyle Powell, Dale Neibaur: Fault tolerant computer system. Novell, Hecker & Harriman, October 20, 1992: US05157663 (268 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a fault-tolerant backup system such that if there is a failure of a primary processing system, a replicated system can take over without interruption. The invention provides a software solution for providing a backup system. Two servers are provided, a primary an ...


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Makoto Saito: Data management system. Mitsubishi Corporation, Hecker & Harriman, October 26, 1999: US05974141 (240 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system to ensure security of data in a computer network system. A center certifies a public-key of user of the system and distributes a secret-key. A first system comprises the center in a network, an information provider and a plurality of users. The center identifi ...


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Thomas J Carter III: Method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups. Trilogy Development Group, Hecker & Harriman, March 2, 1999: US05878400 (233 worldwide citation)

The invention organizes various pricing tables and price adjustment tables and various products and purchasing organizations based on "who" (i.e. which purchasing organization) is purchasing "what" (i.e. which product). The invention utilizes a denormalized table to relate the "who" to the "what" us ...


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Rick Sayre: Method and apparatus for non-affine image warping. Pixar, Hecker & Harriman, December 29, 1992: US05175808 (223 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for two-pass image transformation, providing a general solution to execute arbitrary warping of an image. A bicubic mesh is created, by splines or other suitable means, and is used to create displacement tables for X and Y displacement. Alternatively, the displacement tables c ...


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Neeraj Gupta, Venky Veeraraghavan, Ajay Agarwal: Method and apparatus for maintaining and configuring systems. Trilogy Development Group, Hecker & Harriman, October 20, 1998: US05825651 (213 worldwide citation)

The invention provides the ability to interactively select and configure a product among a set of related products based on availability and compatibility of features and options. It does not impose an order in the selection of products, features or options; only valid selections can be made at any ...