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Fredrick Herz, Jonathan M Smith, David C Parkes: Location enhanced information delivery system. Pinpoint Incorporated, Melvin A Hunn, May 27, 2003: US06571279 (999 worldwide citation)

The Location Enhanced Information Deliver System Architecture (LEIA) customizes the information that is displayed to an information recipient based on optimizing a match between information purveyors, such as advertisers, and the information recipients who are local to an information delivery system ...


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Frederick S M Herz: System and method for providing customized electronic newspapers and target advertisements. Pinpoint Incorporated, Melvin A Hunn, October 1, 2002: US06460036 (960 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to customized electronic identification of desirable objects, such as news articles, in an electronic media environment, and in particular to a system that automatically constructs both a “target profile” for each target object in the electronic media based, for example, on th ...


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Carl Brock Brandenberg, Robert L Kay, Kenneth J Maxwell, R Brandon Cotter: Method and apparatus for scheduling presentation of digital content on a personal communication device. Melvin A Hunn, December 21, 2004: US06834195 (639 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus wherein a software scheduling agent resides on a communication network and/or client device, such as location-aware wireless communication appliances, television set top boxes, or other end user client devices is disclosed. The software scheduling agent is part of a probabilis ...


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Marjorie L Smith, Mark E Smith, Richard R Gelling, Michael L Cogbill: Method and apparatus for improved building automation. Intelihome, Melvin A Hunn, February 20, 2001: US06192282 (421 worldwide citation)

An improved building automation system is provided which is modular in design thus minimizing the amount of instruction necessary to affect control of a particular building system. A relatively small set of interprocess control commands define an interprocess control protocol which is utilized in re ...


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Thomas E Cooper, Jagdish Nagda, Robert F Pryor: Method and apparatus for enabling trial period use of software products: method and apparatus for passing encrypted files between data processing systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Melvin A Hunn, Barry J Bumgardner, Andrew J Dillon, October 8, 1996: US05563946 (313 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for transferring encrypted files from a source computer to one or more target computers. An export program is provided in the source computer and an import program is provided in the target computer. The export program decrypts the encrypted file and tags the expor ...


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Robert J Torres: Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Melvin A Hunn, Andrew J Dillon, January 24, 1995: US05384910 (228 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for facilitating operator interaction with a data processing system which includes a menu-formatted graphical user interface. The menu-formatted graphical user interface is provided on a display in the data processing system for interaction with the operator, and i ...


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Mark C Embrey: Method and apparatus for making payments and delivering payment information. Melvin A Hunn, October 30, 2001: US06311170 (179 worldwide citation)

When characterized as an improved method of making payments from a plurality of payor entities to a plurality of payee entities through a service provider, a number of method steps which will now be described. First, authorization is obtained from a plurality of payor entities which allows a service ...


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Frederick Enns, Eduardo J Moura, Jan Maksymilian Gronski, Ramesh Neelmegh, Jong C Kim: High-speed internet access system. Hybrid Networks, Melvin A Hunn, December 2, 2003: US06658010 (169 worldwide citation)

An asymmetric network system manages bandwidth allocation and configuration of remote devices in a broadband network. A modular architecture of the system permits independent scalability of upstream and downstream capacity separately for each of the upstream and downstream physical paths. Allocation ...


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Thomas Edward Cooper, Robert Franklin Pryor: Method and apparatus for enabling trial period use of software products: method and apparatus for generating a machine-dependent identification. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, Melvin A Hunn, Andrew J Dillon, May 26, 1998: US05757907 (165 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for distributing a software object from a source to a user. A software object is encrypted with an encryption operation utilizing a long-lived encryption key. It is directed from the source to the user. It is loaded onto a user-controlled data processing system hav ...


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Mig A Howard: Well bore data transmission system. Hughes Tool Company USA, Robert A Felsman, Melvin A Hunn, November 29, 1988: US04788544 (163 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus of transmitting data signals within a well bore having a string of tubular members suspended within it, employing an electromagnetic field producing means to transmit the signal to a magnetic field sensor, which is capable of detecting constant and time-varying field ...