1
James J Hilt, Ron Hodges, Stephen W Pardue, William L Powar: Electronic bill pay system. Visa International, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05465206 (814 worldwide citation)

A bill pay system wherein participating consumers pay bills to participating billers through a payment network operating according to preset rules. The participating consumers receive bills from participating billers (paper/mail bills, e-mail notices, implied bills for automatic debts) which indicat ...


2
Steve McCanne: Content distribution system for operation over an internetwork including content peering arrangements. FastForward Networks, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 31, 2004: US06785704 (493 worldwide citation)

In a network interconnecting a plurality of content providers and a plurality of clients, for providing content to a client, each of the plurality of content providers is coupled to at least one content distribution network of a plurality of content distribution networks, wherein the client is coupl ...


3
Christopher Nathan Drake: Computer software authentication, protection, and security system. Christopher N Drake, Philip H Albert, Kim Townsend and Townsend and Crew Kanzake Ph D, December 21, 1999: US06006328 (420 worldwide citation)

A software-based computer security enhancing process and graphical software-authenticity method, and a method to apply aspects of the two are disclosed. The process provides protection against certain attacks on executable software by persons or other software used on the computer. Software using th ...


4
Gary Culliss: Personalized search methods. Ask Jeeves, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 2001: US06182068 (396 worldwide citation)

A method of organizing information in which the search activity of previous users is monitored and such activity is used to organize articles for future users. Personal data about future users can be used to provide different article rankings depending on the search activity and personal data of the ...


5
Jonathan J Hull, Peter E Hart: Image matching and retrieval by multi-access redundant hashing. Ricoh Company, Ricoh Corporation, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05465353 (330 worldwide citation)

An improved document matching and retrieval system is disclosed where an input document is matched against a database of documents, using a descriptor database which lists descriptors and points to a list of documents containing features from which the descriptor is derived document. The descriptors ...


6
Steven McCanne: Performing multicast communication in computer networks by using overlay routing. FastForward Networks, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 26, 2003: US06611872 (240 worldwide citation)

An overlay protocol and system for allowing multicast routing in the Internet to be performed at the application level. The overlay protocol uses “native” Internet multicast and multicast routing protocols to route information, according to overlay routing tables. Overlay groups are mapped to native ...


7
Chris Kirmse, Brian Gottlieb: Game server for use in connection with a messenger server. Yahoo&excl, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 2, 2004: US06699125 (232 worldwide citation)

A game and messenger client-server system is provided including a plurality of game clients, a game server, a plurality of messenger clients, and a messenger server. The game server includes logic to operate a multiplayer game using inputs from and outputs to an active game set of game clients, wher ...


8
Steven McCanne, Michael J Demmer: Transaction accelerator for client-server communication systems. Riverbed Technology, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Philip H Albert, October 10, 2006: US07120666 (216 worldwide citation)

In a network having transaction acceleration, for an accelerated transaction, a client directs a request to a client-side transaction handler that forwards the request to a server-side transaction handler, which in turn provides the request, or a representation thereof, to a server for responding to ...


9
Anthony A Angotti, Rosanna M Piccolo, Fred R Cohen, Julie Hsu, Amy Rice: Automatic electronic message interpretation and routing system. Brightware, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 2001: US06182059 (193 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically interpreting an electronic message, including the steps of (a) receiving the electronic message from a source; (b) interpreting the electronic message using a rule base and case base knowledge engine; and (c) classifying the electronic message as at least one of (i) being ...


10
Mark Peairs: Method and apparatus for pointing to documents electronically using features extracted from a scanned icon representing a destination. Ricoh Company, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 2001: US06182090 (188 worldwide citation)

An example page taken from each document in a document database is processed by a page processor to yield an iconic representation for the example page. To form the iconic representation, the example page is segmented into text regions, line art regions, photograph regions, etc., and each region is ...