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Sudarshan Palliyil, Shivakumara Venkateshamurthy, Srinivas Belur Vijayaraghavan, Tejasvi Aswathanarayana: Methods, apparatus and computer programs for enhanced access to resources within a network. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony V S England, T Rao Coca, William Steinberg, April 14, 2009: US07519726 (252 worldwide citation)

Provided are methods, apparatus and computer programs for enhanced access to resources within a network, including for controlling use of bandwidth-sensitive connections within a network and/or for automated recovery. Hash values are used as ‘unique’ identifiers for resources distributed across a ne ...


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David Alexander Barker, Gary Paul Noble: Method and system for peer-to-peer software distribution with a package builder. International Business Machines Corporation, William Steinberg, Greenblum & Bernstein, September 1, 2009: US07584470 (152 worldwide citation)

A method and system for software and data distribution are described in which an original software and/or data package is provided to a first device. The first device installs the original software package, which includes installing a package builder kit. The package builder kit allows a software di ...


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Norbert Arnold, Jin Liu, Brian W Messenger, Oliver D Patterson: Voltage contrast inspection of deep trench isolation. International Business Machines Corporation, L Jeffrey Kelly, William Steinberg, January 6, 2015: US08927989 (65 worldwide citation)

A method including forming a first test structure and a second test structure in electrical contact with an inner buried plate and an outer buried plate, respectively, where the first and second test structures each comprise a deep trench filled with a conductive material, and measuring the voltage ...


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Jacques Fieschi, Jean Francois Le Pennec, Patrick Michel, Pascal Roy: Method for validating an electronic payment by a credit/debit card. International Busniess Machines Corporation, William Steinberg, Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole P C, August 3, 2010: US07769697 (53 worldwide citation)

A method for validating an electronic payment by a credit/debit card in a transaction system. The method includes registering a purchase of an article by a buyer using a credit/debit card associated with at least one PIN code, checking that the at least one PIN code is associated with the number of ...


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William J Cote, Yi Feng, Oliver D Patterson: Probe-able voltage contrast test structures. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, William Steinberg, August 11, 2015: US09103875 (43 worldwide citation)

Test structures and method for detecting defects using the same. A probe-able voltage contrast (VC) comb test structure that includes first, second and third probe pads, a comb-like structure including grounded tines, floating tines between the grounded tines, switching devices coupled with an end p ...


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William J Cote, Yi Feng, Oliver D Patterson: Probe-able voltage contrast test structures. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, William Steinberg, August 4, 2015: US09097760 (43 worldwide citation)

Test structures and method for detecting defects using the same. A probe-able voltage contrast (VC) comb test structure that includes first, second and third probe pads, a comb-like structure including grounded tines, floating tines between the grounded tines, switching devices coupled with an end p ...


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Hiromi Masuda: Controlling execution of transactions. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony V S England, William Steinberg, April 17, 2012: US08161016 (40 worldwide citation)

A requester includes a business process history DB having recorded therein GBPIDs, input messages, and provider names, and each of providers includes a log DB having recorded therein log data containing DBPIDs and images before updates of the DB. Moreover, in the requester, an UNDO information creat ...


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Ravi Prakash Bansal, Rick Allen Hamilton II, Brian Marshall O Connell, Keith Raymond Walker: Conditional battery charging system. International Business Machines Corporation, David A Mims Jr, William Steinberg, Robert V Wilder, August 4, 2009: US07570015 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided in which a charging process for rechargeable batteries is controlled in accordance with selected predetermined variable conditions. In an exemplary embodiment, a user is enabled to select the predetermined conditions under which the charging of a battery is suspended ...


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Kulvir Singh Bhogal, Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton II, Alexandre Polozoff: Viewing pattern data collection. International Business Machines Corporation, David A Mims Jr, William Steinberg, Robert V Wilder, January 25, 2011: US07877765 (32 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided in which DVR viewer metrics are collected and saved in a “Watched Log” data base including identifying titles and other features of recorded DVR programs. User viewing metrics are collected and saved for use in determining whether or not future shows are recorded. Af ...


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Sudarshan Palliyil, Shivakumara Venkateshamurthy, Tejasvi Aswathanarayana: Apparatus, methods and computer programs for identifying or managing vulnerabilities within a data processing network. International Business Machines Corporation, William Steinberg, Anthony V S England, January 6, 2009: US07475427 (25 worldwide citation)

Provided are methods, apparatus and computer programs for identifying vulnerabilities to viruses of hacking. Hash values are computed and stored for resources stored on systems within a network. If a first resource or a collection of resources (such as files comprising an operating system, Web Brows ...