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Brian John Cragun, Paul Reuben Day: Dynamic regulation of television viewing content based on viewer profile and viewing history. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, October 26, 1999: US05973683 (639 worldwide citation)

A user friendly method for regulating the media environment of a television viewer by controlling content displayed on the television. The method controls content in response to a viewer's profile, accumulated viewing time and at least one content classification source. A viewer's profile is provide ...


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Brian John Cragun, Wayne Jay Rothschild: Mechanism for retrieving information using data encoded on an object. International Business Machines Corporation, Owen J Gamon, September 8, 1998: US05804803 (407 worldwide citation)

A client computer with a scanner capable of scanning objects for a code. The client computer scans the object of interest and translates the code into a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that specifies both a server computer and the location within the server of information that is relevant to the obje ...


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Brian John Cragun, Wayne Jay Rothschild: Mechanism for retrieving information using data encoded on an object. International Business Machines Corporation, Owen J Gamon, October 26, 1999: US05971277 (381 worldwide citation)

A client computer with a scanner capable of scanning objects for a code. The client computer scans the object of interest and translates the code into a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that specifies both a server computer and the location within the server of information that is relevant to the obje ...


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Brian John Cragun, Todd Mark Kelsey, Stephen Hollis Lund: Automatic sales promotion selection system and method. International Business and Machines Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester and Meador, June 30, 1998: US05774868 (352 worldwide citation)

An automated sales promotion selection system uses neural networks to identify promising sales promotions based on recent customer purchases. The system includes a customer information device that receives customer data relating to customer purchases of items from an inventory of items, a central pr ...


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Brian John Cragun: System and method for managing on-line discussion having multiple topics in a collaborative data processing environment. International Business Machines Corporation, Roy W Truelson, Bracewell & Patterson, April 29, 2003: US06557027 (199 worldwide citation)

A data processing system that manages operator intercommunication in a collaborative data processing environment is capable of receiving first and second messages and respectively associated first and second sub-topic identifiers from a discussion forum, displaying each message associated with the f ...


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Brian John Cragun, Paul Reuben Day: Censoring browser method and apparatus for internet viewing. International Business Machines Corporation, Joan Pennington, November 3, 1998: US05832212 (182 worldwide citation)

A censoring browser method and apparatus are provided for internet viewing. A user profile including user selected censoring parameters is stored. Data packet contents are received and compared with the user selected censoring parameters. Responsive to the comparison, the received data packet conten ...


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Brian John Cragun, Paul Reuben Day: Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven W Roth, Roy W Truelson, January 12, 1999: US05859662 (156 worldwide citation)

A television presentation and editing system uses closed captioning text to locate items of interest. A closed captioning decoder extracts a closed captioning digital text stream from a television signal. A viewer specifies one or more keywords to be used as search parameters. A digital processor ex ...


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Cary Lee Bates, Brian John Cragun, Paul Reuben Day: Method and computer program product for implementing parental supervision for internet browsing. International Business Machines Corporation, Joan Pennington, June 1, 2004: US06745367 (155 worldwide citation)

A method and computer program product are provided for implementing supervision functions for Internet browsing. A user profile record is maintained. A universal resource locator (URL) is identified. Approval is determined for the identified URL. The URL is displayed according to the user profile re ...


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Joseph Phillip Bigus, Brian John Cragun, Helen Roxlo Delp: Intelligent agent with negotiation capability and method of negotiation therewith. International Business Machines Corporation, Wood Herron & Evans L, June 4, 2002: US06401080 (143 worldwide citation)

An intelligent agent and method of negotiating herewith incorporate a number of features, used alone or in combination, to enhance the productivity, security, efficiency and responsiveness of the agent in negotiations with other parties. One feature incorporates randomization of one or more aspects ...


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Brian John Cragun: Browser hierarchical contextual information for web pages. International Business Machines Corporation, Owen J Gamon, January 23, 2001: US06177936 (114 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for providing contextual information for a web page. In the preferred embodiment, a browser displays multiple web pages in multiple windows in a parent-child hierarchy on a display screen. The browser maintains this hierarchical relationship by building and updating a window-list data st ...