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Robert A Lambourne, Nicholas A J Millington: Method and apparatus for controlling multimedia players in a multi-zone system. Sonos, Joe Zheng, August 4, 2009: US07571014 (382 worldwide citation)

Techniques for controlling zone group and zone group characteristics such as audio volume in a multi-zone system are disclosed. The multi-zone system includes a number of multimedia players, each preferably located in a zone. A controller may control the operations of all of the zone players remotel ...


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Andrew L Laursen, Bruce K Martin Jr, Alain S Rossmann: Method and system for self-provisioning a rendezvous to ensure secure access to information in a database from multiple devices. Phone com, Joe Zheng, May 16, 2000: US06065120 (250 worldwide citation)

The present invention has been made in consideration of thin devices efficiently communicating ideas and transactions into data networks by using other devices with full functional user interface in the networks. According to one aspect of the present invention, the thin device exclusively controls ...


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Mauro Bonomi, Jean Georges Fritsch, Patrick James Sweeney, Randolph Osborne, Charles Francis Morris Jr, Reed Majors, Francis Michel Degrange, Ian Locke, Johnny C Y Ng, Yousheng Cao, Li Liu, Nam Phu Thanh Do, Ronald D Howe: Method and system for delivering media services and application over networks. Minerva Networks, Joe Zheng, July 27, 2004: US06769127 (215 worldwide citation)

A media system that centrally manages and stores media contents and also controls the delivery of media content to subscribers is disclosed. According to one aspect, an administrator can control program scheduling, rates, service packages and system configuration for a media delivery system. Additio ...


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Yanbin Yu, Zhongxuan Zhang: Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses. Joe Zheng, August 26, 2003: US06611289 (208 worldwide citation)

An improved digital camera that produces digital images of high qualities without using expensive image sensors and optics is disclosed. The disclosed digital cameras use multiple image sensors with multiple lenses. One of the multiple image sensors is made to be responsive to all intensity informat ...


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Kyunam Kim: Graphic chatting with organizational avatars. Kyunam Kim, Joe Zheng, June 21, 2005: US06910186 (189 worldwide citation)

A new class of avatars (“organizational avatars”) created in accordance with the present invention holds a value or a significance independent from their use in a virtual environment, unlike the generic avatars whose value is limited to their being used in a chatroom. For example, an organizational ...


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Yousheng Cao: Program guide with a current-time bar. Minerva Networks, Joe Zheng, August 24, 2004: US06782550 (175 worldwide citation)

Improved approaches for configuration, management and operation of a media delivery system are disclosed. The media delivery system centrally manages and stores media content and also controls the delivery of media content to subscribers. According to one embodiment, a method for providing a program ...


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Hanqing Liao, Stephen S Boyle, Peter F King, Bruce V Schwartz: Method and system for secure lightweight transactions in wireless data networks. Phone com, Alan D Minsk, Joe Zheng, November 14, 2000: US06148405 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and system for establishing an authenticated and secure communication session for transactions between a server and a client in a wireless data network that generally comprises an airnet, a landline network and a link server therebetween. The client having limited c ...


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Russell S Greer, Bruce K Martin Jr, Bruce V Schwartz, Lawrence M Stein: Method and apparatus for transcoding character sets between internet hosts and thin client devices over data networks. Openwave Systems, Dag Johansen, Joe Zheng, June 12, 2001: US06247048 (139 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system for transcoding character sets between Internet hosts and thin client devices over data networks. A proxy server is provided as an intermediary between the Internet hosts and the thin client devices, and is informed when a specific character set is preferred ...


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Cynthia N Dahm, Andrew L Laursen: Online churn reduction and loyalty system. Openwave System, Joe Zheng, Alan D Minsk, October 9, 2001: US06301471 (131 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for providing subscriber loyalty and retention techniques These techniques are suitable for mobile devices with small screens and limited keypad communication. This system and method allows mobile subscribers who have been identified as being likely candidates for c ...


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Charles Liang: Method and architecture for monitoring the health of servers across data networks. Supermicro Computer, Joe Zheng, C P Chang, Pacific Law Group, May 18, 2004: US06738811 (116 worldwide citation)

A health diagnostic system capable for monitoring the health condition of computing device on a network is disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a computing device is installed a module that can provoke the monitoring process that periodically samples values representing the h ...



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