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James P Crosskey, Mark Gee Gwo Mei, Harish Ragavan, Kun Lung Wu, Philip Shi lung Yu: System and method of multiparty billing for Web access. International Business Machines Corporation, David M Shofi, Kevin M Jordan, March 7, 2000: US06035281 (522 worldwide citation)

A system and method for billing one or more participating parties for client access to the internet is disclosed including the steps of identifying at least one of the one or more participating parties as being responsible for the billing, allocating a share of the billing to each responsible partic ...


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Robert Jeffrey Schloss: System and method for controlling access to data located on a content server. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan Esq, Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn, January 6, 1998: US05706507 (482 worldwide citation)

The content of free speech over distributed networks, such as the Internet, is often inappropriate for minors as well as offensive to some adults. The invention comprises an advisory server operated by, for example, a third party watchdog group, which rates the content of data downloaded from a cont ...


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James Robert Harold Challenger, Paul Michael Dantzig, Arun K Iyengar, Gerald A Spivak: Determining how changes to underlying data affect cached objects. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan, February 15, 2000: US06026413 (223 worldwide citation)

A determination can be made of how changes to underlying data affect the value of objects. Examples of applications include: caching dynamic Web pages; client-server applications whereby a server sending objects (which are changing all the time) to multiple clients can track which versions are sent ...


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Jarir K Chaar, Brent T Hailpern, Edwin S Park, Santanu Paul: Mechanism for heterogeneous, peer-to-peer, and disconnected workflow operation. International Business Machines, Kevin M Jordan Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, September 28, 1999: US05960404 (206 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for heterogeneous, peer-to-peer, and disconnected workflow execution across a network infrastructure. Performer Agent entities provide a homogeneous view of humans, applications, and heterogeneous workflow systems and components that act as Performers on the network by executing Tasks. S ...


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Clement Richard Attanasio, Maria Angela Butrico, James Lyle Peterson, Christos Alkiviadis Polyzois, Stephen Edwin Smith: Virtual shared disks with application transparent recovery. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Ludwin, Kevin M Jordan, September 16, 1997: US05668943 (203 worldwide citation)

A system and method for recovering from failures in the disk access path of a clustered computing system. Each node of the clustered computing system is provided with proxy software for handling physical disk access requests from applications executing on the node and for directing the disk access r ...


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Alan George Ganek, Louis Paul Herzberg, Antonio Ruiz, Barry Edward Willner: Hybrid video-on-demand based on a near-video-on-demand system. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan, October 28, 1997: US05682597 (183 worldwide citation)

A system and method for Video-on-Demand (VOD) satisfying the desire of `surfers`. The process entails a server operating in a standard NVOD mode, whereby it continuously sends multiple copies of each program on separate channels. Each copy is delayed by a staggered time interval. The invention provi ...


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Arun K Iyengar: Preserving state information in a continuing conversation between a client and server networked via a stateless protocol. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan, October 5, 1999: US05961601 (173 worldwide citation)

A method and system for preserving state in computers communicating over networks, such as the World Wide Web (WWW) using stateless protocols, e.g., HTTP. State is preserved in a conversation between a client requesting services from a served by performing the service and identifying all continuatio ...


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Murthy V Devarakonda, Daniel Manuel Dias, German Sergio Goldszmidt, Guerney Douglass Holloway Hunt, Arun Kwangil Iyengar, Richard Pervin King, Rajat Mukherjee: Affinity-based router and routing method. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan, Gail H Zarick, Anne Vachon Dougherty, July 23, 2002: US06424992 (165 worldwide citation)

An affinity-based router and method for routing and load balancing in an encapsulated cluster of server nodes is disclosed. The system consists of a multi-node server, wherein any of the server nodes can handle a client request, but wherein clients have affinity to one or more of the server nodes th ...


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Clement Richard Attanasio, German Sergio Goldszmidt, Guerney Douglas Holloway Hunt, Stephen Edwin Smith: System and method for providing dynamically alterable computer clusters for message routing. Internatioinal Business Machines, Richard M Ludwin, Anne V Dougherty, Kevin M Jordan, June 29, 1999: US05918017 (157 worldwide citation)

A TCP-connection-router performs encapsulated clustering by dividing each encapsulated cluster into several Virtual EC (VECs), dynamically distributing incoming connections within a VEC based on current server load metrics according to a configurable policy. In one embodiment, the connection router ...


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Daniel Manuel Dias, Joel Leonard Wolf, Philip Shi Lung Yu: Computer system and method for load balancing with selective control. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan, September 12, 2000: US06119143 (157 worldwide citation)

A computerized method for load balancing in a geographically distributed or clustered system is disclosed. An arbiter assigns clients to nodes. The arbiter partitions clients into groups based on their request load. Each group is dynamically scheduled among nodes, thus avoiding high load groups from ...