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Charles B Heffron, Roberto Lenarduzzi, Jack E Haken: Method and apparatus to secure proprietary operation of computer equipment. U S Philips Corporation, Robert T Mayer, June 12, 1984: US04454594 (304 worldwide citation)

Apparatus which discourages the use of unauthorized program software with proprietory computer hardware. The computer hardware reads a DATA TABLE from a specified location in separable software and displays the content of that table in human recognizable form. The displayed data is then compared wit ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: Ticket exchange system and method of operation. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069827-A1

An electronic ticket exchange system and method of operation. Tickets for public-facility events are issued by the facility's electronic ticket control system, which maintains a database for storing ownership information regarding each electronic ticket. When the electronic ticket control system rec ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: Public-venue auction system and method of operation. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069829-A1

A public-venue auction system, and method of operation. In an electronic ticket control system associated with regulating etickets for events at a facility, an auction database is maintained for storing information related to auction items, and proposed terms of sale for them. Information relating t ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: System and method for selling image-display time to customers of a public facility. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, US Philips Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069762-A1

A system and method for selling image-display time to customers of a public facility. The public facility includes an electronic ticket control system that communicates with customer virtual ticket devices that may hold electronic tickets to an event at the public facility. A camera in the public fa ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: Business method and system for communicating public-facility status information through a virtual ticket device. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069763-A1

A business method and system for providing status information to patrons of a public facility through patron virtual ticket devices. A message database stores standard and customized information messages. The information messages may be sent on request, at predetermined times, or upon the occurrence ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: Selling best available seats at a public facility. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069764-A1

A virtual ticket control system that controls admission of customers to a public facility. The virtual ticket control system comprises: 1) a plurality of terminal devices disposed at entry points to the public facility, a first one of the terminal devices for establishing a communication link to a v ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: System and business method for offering seat upgrades to patrons at a public facility. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069789-A1

A virtual ticket control system for upgrading tickets of customers to a public facility. The virtual ticket control system comprises: 1) a plurality of access points disposed throughout the public facility, each of the access points establishing a communication link to at least one of a plurality of ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: System and method for selling goods to customers of a public facility. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030069810-A1

A system and method for selling goods to customers attending events at a public facility. Customers gain access to the facility using electronic tickets stored on virtual ticket devices. Access terminals provide the virtual ticket devices with a way to communicate with the electronic ticket control ...


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Laurie E Gathman, Jack E Haken: System for displaying personal messages at a public facility and method of doing business. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, April 10, 2003: US20030067464-A1

A messaging system for displaying personal messages on the displays of a public facility. The messaging system comprises: 1) a plurality of access points capable of communicating with a plurality of customer communication devices operated by customers of the public facility; 2) a personal message co ...


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Jack E Haken: Personal TV receiver (PTR) with program recommendation forwarding function. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, January 15, 2004: US20040008972-A1

A programmable TV recorder stores computer readable instructions for programming a processor to monitor an input port capable of receiving schedule and software updates for a recommendation, to extract a username from the recommendation, to compare the extracted username to a stored usernames, and t ...