Thomas A Gerace: Computer program apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user. Be Free, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, November 23, 1999: US05991735 (797 worldwide citation)

Computer network method and apparatus provides targeting of appropriate audience based on psychographic or behavioral profiles of end users. The psychographic profile is formed by recording computer activity and viewing habits of the end user. Content of categories of interest and display format in ...

John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, Richard E Wunderlich, Eric C Berkobin: Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, November 23, 1999: US05990927 (550 worldwide citation)

A novel advanced set top terminal capable of digital decompression, menu generation, interactivity and other advanced functional capabilities for use in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for upgrading existing set top terminals to provi ...

Juan Alberto Garay, Rosario Gennaro, Charanjit Singh Jutla, Tal D Rabin: Method and apparatus for the secure distributed storage and retrieval of information. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis P Herzberg, Whitham Curtis & Whitham, November 23, 1999: US05991414 (512 worldwide citation)

A solution to the general problem of Secure Storage and Retrieval of Information (SSRI) guarantees that also the process of storing the information is correct even when some processors fail. A user interacts with the storage system by depositing a file and receiving a proof that the deposit was corr ...

Gary L Graunke, John Carbajal, Richard L Maliszewski, Carlos V Rozas: Method for securely distributing a conditional use private key to a trusted entity on a remote system. Intel Corporation, Steven P Skabrat, November 23, 1999: US05991399 (510 worldwide citation)

Secure distribution of a private key to a user's application program (also called a "trusted player" such as a DVD player or CD-ROM player) with conditional access based on verification of the trusted player's integrity and authenticity is provided. Once validated, the trusted player uses the privat ...

David Allen Conklin, John Reed Harrison: Network surveillance system. Harris Corporation, Joel I Rosenblatt, November 23, 1999: US05991881 (497 worldwide citation)

This is a system and method for network surveillance and detection of attempted intrusions, or intrusions, into the network and into computers connected to the network. The System functions are: (A) intrusion detection monitoring, (B) real-time alert, (C) logging of potential unauthorized activity, ...

Shimon Weiss, Marcel Bruchez Jr, Paul Alivisatos: Organo Luminescent semiconductor nanocrystal probes for biological applications and process for making and using such probes. Regents of the University of California, John P Taylor, Paul R Martin, Kerry S Taylor, November 23, 1999: US05990479 (496 worldwide citation)

A luminescent semiconductor nanocrystal compound is described which is capable of linking to an affinity molecule. The compound comprises (1) a semiconductor nanocrystal capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation (luminescing) in a narrow wavelength band and/or absorbing energy, and/or scattering ...

Hiroyasu Yamada, Masaharu Shioya: Electroluminescent display device and a driving method thereof. Casio Computer, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C, November 23, 1999: US05990629 (467 worldwide citation)

A controller stores image signals Sp represented as binary values for every unit of frame. The controller divides one frame into a plurality of sub-frames representing an image by image data of two gradation levels, in accordance with respective figures of the stored image signals Sp for one frame. ...

Bryan Cupps, Tim Glass: Internet online order method and apparatus. FOOD COM, Steven F Caserza, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 23, 1999: US05991739 (434 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing an online ordering machine that manages the distribution of home delivered products over a distributed computer system is herein disclosed. The distributed computer system includes a group of customers connected to client computers and at least one server computer s ...

Craig Watson: System and method for pre-authorization of individual account transactions. GE Capital, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, November 23, 1999: US05991750 (434 worldwide citation)

An account processing method and system for providing specific pre-authorization parameters for categories of transactions that would otherwise be completely denied authorization using only general authorization parameters. Upon establishment of an account, certain categories of transactions are spe ...

Paul H Morrill Jr: Wireless telephony for collecting tolls, conducting financial transactions, and authorizing other activities. Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, November 23, 1999: US05991749 (412 worldwide citation)

The following procedures describe the use of cellular telephones and other analog or digital wireless communication devices to conduct transactions and activities. These procedures effectively allow such devices to function as an electronic wallet, a wireless PIN pad, and a contactless Smart Card.

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