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Abhay Gupta, Chris Ferris, Alejandro Abdelnur: Method and apparatus for authenticating users. Sun Microsystems, The Hecker Law Group, May 1, 2001: US06226752 (328 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for authenticating users. Prior art mechanisms require each individual application (running on an “application server”) that the user is accessing to provide for the ability to use the various authentication mechanisms. One or more embodiments of the invention externalize the ...


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Yue Hong Chou: Method and apparatus for continuously locating an object. Geospatial Technologies, The Hecker Law Group, December 4, 2001: US06327533 (216 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for continuously locating moveable objects is presented. In one or more embodiments of the present invention, moving objects can be tracked in real-time anywhere in the world, including inside tunnels. A smart mobile unit in the object receives and uses GPS satellite positioni ...


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Duane Maxwell, William von Reis, Geoffrey D Scott: Method and apparatus for populating a form with data. America Online, The Hecker Law Group, July 8, 2003: US06589290 (176 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for populating a form with data is described. In one embodiment of the invention, a form is displayed to the user via the target application. Each form has one or more data receptacles. The data receptacles of a form are filled with data when the user executes a data populatio ...


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Daniel C W Wong, Jesus David Rivas, Amith Yamasani: Method and apparatus for providing plug in media decoders. Sun Microsystems, The Hecker Law Group, April 10, 2001: US06216152 (171 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing plug-in media decoders. Embodiments provide a “plug-in” decoder architecture that allows software decoders to be transparently downloaded, along with media data. User applications are able to support new media types as long as the corresponding plug-in decoder is ...


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Adrian Jones, Alan Moore: Method and apparatus for content processing and routing. Redbox Technologies, The Hecker Law Group, April 10, 2001: US06216173 (167 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for incorporating content processing and content routing intelligence into networks. In one embodiment, the content processing and routing (CPR) system is aware of the content and requirements of data and service requests, as well as the capabilities of all services accessible ...


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Michael Ferris, Nicolas Popp, Scott Forstall, Charles D&apos Harcourt: Method and apparatus for updating and synchronizing information between a client and a server. Apple Computer, The Hecker Law Group, June 26, 2001: US06253228 (153 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for integrating applets running on a client with the application logic for applications running on a server. The mechanism of the present invention provides two significant advantages over the prior art: the synchronization of state, and the reco ...


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Samuel Gustman: Digital library system. Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, The Hecker Law Group, July 18, 2000: US06092080 (142 worldwide citation)

The invention is a digital library system that includes: 1) a data capture mechanism that includes data transfer and cataloguing mechanisms, 2) an asset management system for access and storage management of data, and 3) a distribution system for distributing the data and system functionality. A dat ...


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Jonathan J Wilcox: Method and apparatus for graphically manipulating objects. Menai Corporation, The Hecker Law Group, August 1, 2000: US06097391 (142 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an improved user interface component comprising a set of icons, called Zframes, that correspond to each page in a tabbed notebook. Objects can be copied, moved, or displayed using the Zframes. When a user drags an object off the client surface of an exposed page and drops it i ...


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John Dawson: Method and apparatus for providing an audio visual e-mail system. Zentek Technology, The Hecker Law Group, June 26, 2001: US06252588 (142 worldwide citation)

An audio visual e-mail system and method are presented. The audio visual e-mail system of the invention reduces the complexity of sending and receiving audio visual e-mail messages to a level that allows a user to send and receive audio visual e-mail with a minimum of inconvenience. The prior art pa ...


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Nicolas Popp, Bruce Ong, Charles D&apos Harcourt: Method and apparatus for managing internet transactions. NeXT Software, The Hecker Law Group, June 19, 2001: US06249291 (138 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented approach provides the ability to develop and manage Internet transactions. Local applications can be accessed using any workstation connected to the Internet regardless of the workstation's configuration. Some or all of a Web page can be generated dynamically using input rece ...