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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin Kirkland: On-device mapping of WIFI hotspots via direct connection of WIFI-enabled and GPS-enabled mobile devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, December 16, 2008: US07466986 (71 worldwide citation)

A WIFI-enabled and GPS-enabled user device executes a hotspot location utility, which enables the device to detect WIFI hotspots and update a locally-stored hotspot location database (LHLD) containing geographically-mapped hotspots. When a hotspot is detected, the device accesses the hotspot, retrie ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin Kirkland: Generating and dynamically updating databases of WIFI hotspots locations and performance metrics via location mappers. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, May 12, 2009: US07532898 (15 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program product for efficiently generating a substantially accurate list of available hotspots in geographic locations. A computer system configured with a hotspot location utility operates as a Provider. The Provider receives from a mobile device a hotspot operability ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin C Kirkland, Emily Jane Ratliff: User controlled anonymity when evaluating into a role. International Business Machines Corporation, Matthew W Baca, Amy J Pattillo, December 30, 2008: US07472277 (8 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and program for user controlled anonymity when evaluating into a role are provided. An anonymous authentication controller enables a user to control anonymity of the user's identity for role based network accesses to resources, without requiring reliance on any single third party t ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Kylene Jo Hall, Dustin C Kirkland, Herman Rodriguez: Electronic whiteboard. International Business Machines Corporation, Volel Emile, Diana R Gerhardt, Mark E McBurney, November 11, 2008: US07450109 (7 worldwide citation)

An improved electronic whiteboard is provided. The improved electronic whiteboard includes a plurality of toggle switches along a vertical side for drawing vertical straight lines across the electronic whiteboard and a plurality of toggle switches along a horizontal side for drawing horizontal strai ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin C Kirkland: Method for dynamic selection of optimized codec for streaming audio content. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, July 28, 2009: US07567897 (5 worldwide citation)

Several encoders at a broadcast system encode the same audio content. Packets from the resulting streams are immediately decoded and compared against the packets of the original audio stream. The broadcast system dynamically selects the codec that performs the best for the audio in any given packet. ...


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Steven Michael French, Michael Austin Halcrow, Prasad Venkata Potluri: Transparent aware data transformation at file system level for efficient encryption and integrity validation of network files. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, Steven L Bennett, January 25, 2011: US07877602 (4 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for enabling efficient encryption and integrity validation of network files. When a request to read a file stored in a local network file system is received, the local network file system examines cryptographic attributes associated with the file to determine if the file is encrypted or ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin Kirkland, Emily Jane Ratliff: Dynamic reader-instigated categorization and distribution restriction of mailing list threads. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, January 11, 2011: US07870208 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of regulating electronic message traffic is proposed. The method comprises sending an electronic message as part of a thread, receiving a response to the message, and tabulating said response in a counter. A data processing system compares the counter to a threshold and, in response to the ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin C Kirkland, Emily Jane Ratliff: User controlled anonymity when evaluating into a role. International Business Machines Corporation, Matthew W Baca, Amy J Pattillo, October 19, 2010: US07818576 (1 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and program for user controlled anonymity when evaluating into a role are provided. An anonymous authentication controller enables a user to control anonymity of the user's identity for role based network accesses to resources, without requiring reliance on any single third party t ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Kylene Jo Hall, Dustin C Kirkland, Herman Rodriguez: Apparatus, system and method of importing data arranged in a table on an electronic whiteboard into a spreadsheet. International Business Machines Corporation, Volel Emile, Diana R Gerhardt, Mark E McBurney, October 14, 2008: US07436394 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system and method of importing data arranged in a table on an electronic whiteboard into a spreadsheet displayed in a computer system are provided. Generally, the spreadsheet and the table each include a plurality of grid cells. To determine where in the spreadsheet to display the data ...


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Richard J Cardone, Michael Austin Halcrow: Method and system for verifying election results. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, William Stock, March 27, 2012: US08145520

Verifying ballots that are cast in an election is provided. A mutual attestation procedure is executed between a plurality of devices communicating in a voting system via a network. A number of certificates are published. Each certificate corresponds to one of the plurality of devices and contains a ...



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