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Cliff D Ross, Neil W Taylor, Kevin W Kingdon, Howard R Davis, Drew Major: Method and apparatus for electronic licensing. Novell, Snell & Wilmer L, September 3, 1996: US05553143 (304 worldwide citation)

The present invention allows for the electronic management and enforcement of software licenses. The present invention can be used in a network or non-network environment to facilitate product licensing and upgrades. Further, the present invention accommodates the use of compact disc read-only memor ...


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Drew Major, Kyle Powell, Dale Neibaur: Fault tolerant computer system. Novell, Hecker & Harriman, October 20, 1992: US05157663 (268 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a fault-tolerant backup system such that if there is a failure of a primary processing system, a replicated system can take over without interruption. The invention provides a software solution for providing a backup system. Two servers are provided, a primary an ...


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Stephen R Carter, Robert Drew Major: Methods and systems for managing network traffic. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 16, 2010: US07680897 (178 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for network traffic management are provided. A content distribution network application manages data in a cache. A network rate shaper application controls and manages requests for access to an external network connection. The content distribution network application determines p ...


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Drew Major, Kyle Powell, Dale Neibaur: Fault tolerant computer system. Novell, Michael K Kelly, Daniel J Noblitt, Snell & Wilmer, October 3, 1995: US05455932 (98 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a fault-tolerant backup system such that if there is a failure of a primary processing system, a replicated system can take over without interruption. The invention provides a software solution for providing a backup system. Two servers are provided, a primary an ...


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Robert Drew Major: Cache object store. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, April 1, 2003: US06542967 (94 worldwide citation)

A cache object store is organized to provide fast and efficient storage of data as cache objects organized into cache object groups. The cache object store preferably embodies a multi-level hierarchical storage architecture comprising a primary memory-level cache store and, optionally, a secondary d ...


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Hashem Mohammad Ebrahimi, Robert Drew Major: Brokering state information and identity among user agents, origin servers, and proxies. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 31, 2011: US07954144 (79 worldwide citation)

Methods, signals, devices, and systems are provided for using proxy servers to transparently forward messages between clients and origin servers if, and only if doing so does not violate network policies. In some systems, a transparent proxy uses a combination of standard-format HTTP commands, embed ...


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Robert Drew Major, Stephen R Carter, Howard Rollin Davis, Brent Ray Christensen: System and method for partitioning address space in a proxy cache server cluster. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, March 1, 2005: US06862606 (69 worldwide citation)

A proxy partition cache (PPC) architecture and a technique for address-partitioning a proxy cache consisting of a grouping of discrete, cooperating caches (servers) is provided. Client requests for objects (files) of a given size are redirected or reassigned to a single cache in the grouping, notwit ...


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Robert Drew Major, Stephen R Carter, Hilarie Orman: Method and mechanism for vending digital content. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, January 31, 2006: US06993508 (65 worldwide citation)

An Internet Box Office (IBO) system and technique vends digital content via a computer network, such as the Internet. The IBO system comprises a viewing system that cooperates with a Digital Rights Management system and various deployment enhancements within the Internet to provide an infrastructure ...


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W Paul Sherer, Kirk Blattman, Hoi Tauw Chou, Glenn Connery, Howard Davis, Daniel Kiewlich, Robert Drew Major, Mel Oyler, Neeraj K Sharma: Stream control failover utilizing an attribute-dependent protection mechanism. May 18, 2010: US07721117 (18 worldwide citation)

A technique for managing the streaming of digital video content to multiple clients involves identifying an attribute of a content element that is streamed to a client and selecting a protection mechanism for the content element as a function of the attribute, wherein the protection mechanism enable ...


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Robert Drew Major, Stephen R Carter, Hilarie Orman: Method and mechanism for vending digital content. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 10, 2008: US07386514 (14 worldwide citation)

An Internet Box Office (IBO) system and technique vends digital content via a computer network, such as the Internet. The IBO system comprises a viewing system that cooperates with a Digital Rights Management system and various deployment enhancements within the Internet to provide an infrastructure ...