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Maria Azua Himmel, Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Apparatus and method for managing a mobile phone answering mode and outgoing message based on a location of the mobile phone. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Mark S Walker, Stephen J Walder Jr, August 30, 2005: US06937868 (187 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for managing a mobile phone answering mode and outgoing message or other indicator based on a location of the mobile phone are provided. The apparatus and method make use of a location system to ascertain the current location of a mobile telephone being carried by a user. Bas ...


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Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Method and apparatus for providing accessibility through a context sensitive magnifying glass. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Jeffrey S LaBaw, Stephen J Walder Jr, March 9, 2004: US06704034 (173 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in a data processing system for presenting a set of objects within the data processing system. Responsive to detecting movement of a pointer over an object within the set of objects, an object type is identified for the object. Presentation of the object is then magnified base ...


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Maria Azua Himmel, Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Safe use of electronic devices in an automobile. International Business Machines Corporation, Mark S Walker, Streets & Steele, Frank J Campigotto, February 28, 2006: US07006793 (73 worldwide citation)

The present invention presents a method and computer program product for operating a mobile electronic device having a wireless transceiver within an automobile having an on-board computer. The method includes: receiving a wireless information message from the mobile electronic device within the aut ...


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Maria Azua Himmel, Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Local on-hold information service with user-controlled personalized menu. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Jeffrey S LaBaw, Stephen R Tkacs, June 15, 2004: US06751306 (70 worldwide citation)

A telephone user sets up a “personalized” menu identifying a set of information options from which he or she desires to select when placed on-hold in a telephone system. The user's personal preferences are then saved. When the party later makes a call to a telephone system or is called, and the ...


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Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Electronic key system, apparatus and method. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, David A Mims Jr, Wayne P Bailey, December 13, 2005: US06975202 (62 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus and method for using an electronic key to open electronic locking devices is provided. With the system, apparatus and method, a key code is sent to a user's wireless communication device and is later used to open a corresponding locking device. The key code is generated by a key ...


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Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: System and method for urgent phone message delivery. International Business Machines Corporation, Joseph T Van Leeuwen, Robert M Carwell, June 17, 2003: US06580784 (57 worldwide citation)

A system and method for notifying a user of urgent phone messages is provided. When a telephone or text message is received by the phone answering system, a priority is determined for the message. If the telephone call is identified as an urgent telephone call, the system repeatedly dials the subscr ...


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Maria Azua Himmel, Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Enhancing/limiting use of mobile electronic devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Mark S Walker, Streets & Steele, Frank J Campigotto, November 1, 2005: US06961561 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for a central control computer, located within a given environment, to wirelessly communicate with, control and enhance the use of various mobile electronic devices entering the given environment. These devices each possess a wireless transceiver. The central ...


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Benjamin Andrew Himmel, Maria Azua Himmel, Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Smart receipt. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Mark S Walker, Cathrine K Kinslow, May 24, 2005: US06898598 (47 worldwide citation)

A method, program, and system for processing electronic receipts within a computer network are provided. The present invention comprises creating a customer profile for a user using a Smart Receipt application. When the user purchases items, electronic receipts (smart receipts) are sent from the poi ...


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Randy Forlenza, Herman Rodriguez, James Newton Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Method and apparatus for providing accessibility to call connection status. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Jeffrey S LaBaw, Stephen R Tkacs, December 16, 2003: US06665375 (46 worldwide citation)

A telephone device is customized with an indicator for presenting call connection status information to hearing impaired or deaf users. The telephone device detects call status events, such as ringing and busy signals, and presents the call status via the display. The telephone device also receives ...


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Maria Azua Himmel, Herman Rodriguez, Newton James Smith Jr, Clifford Jay Spinac: Security objects controlling access to resources. International Business Machines Corporation, Thomas D Fortenberry, Justin Dillon, Biggers & Ohanian, October 21, 2008: US07441264 (39 worldwide citation)

Controlling access to resources through use of security objects including creating a security object in dependence upon user-selected security control data types, the security object comprising security control data and at least one security method; receiving a request for access to the resource; re ...