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Mark S Miller, E Dean Tribble, Norman Hardy, Christopher T Hibbert: Diverse goods arbitration system and method for allocating resources in a distributed computer system. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, June 17, 1997: US05640569 (503 worldwide citation)

A diverse goods arbitration system and method allocates computer resources among bidding requesters. Bid slates are transmitted to an arbiter by users (requesters) requesting use of specified portions of the available computer resources. Each bid slate may contain a plurality of bids, each bid repre ...


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Ann Ewing Hardy, Norman Hardy, E Dean Tribble: Electronic authority server. Agorics, Steven F Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Caserza, June 6, 2000: US06073242 (252 worldwide citation)

An electronic communication authority server that provides centralized key management, implementation of role-based enterprise policies and workflow and projection of corporate authorities over trusted networks. The authority server includes a key database that associates keys, signatures and indica ...


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Mark S Miller, Norman Hardy, E Dean Tribble, Christopher T Hibbert, Eric C Hill: Persistent distributed capabilities. Sun Microsystems, Pennie & Edmonds, April 11, 2000: US06049838 (177 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed that provides persistent capabilities for distributed, object-oriented applications running on generally available hardware. The disclosed system and method operate in a transparent distributed object system where inter-process messaging between the program objects i ...


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Norman Hardy: Computer security system. Key Logic, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 22, 1986: US04584639 (127 worldwide citation)

A capability based computer system includes means, called a factory, for allowing two domains to share resources in a secure manner. Factories are special domains which, in combination with corresponding kernel functions, allow a first domain (called a builder domain) to install a program and other ...


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E Dean Tribble, Mark S Miller, Norman Hardy, Jacob Y Levy, Eric C Hill, Christopher T Hibbert: Distributed garbage collection system and method. Sun Microsystems, Steven F Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Caserza, September 28, 1999: US05960087 (71 worldwide citation)

A distributed garbage collection system and method is disclosed that is compatible with local ref-count or full garbage collection and that ensures that no local object's storage is deleted by the local garbage collector unless it is certain that there are no actual or potential remote references to ...


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Norman Hardy, Linda L Vetter, E Dean Tribble: System and method for generating unique secure values for digitally signing documents. Agorics, Pennie & Edmonds, June 20, 2000: US06079018 (42 worldwide citation)

A document is digitally signed with a digital signature that is unique to the signer/document pair. A document digest is generated by applying a predefined one-way hash function to the document. A pseudo-random key is generated by combining the document digest with at least one other value in accord ...


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Mark S Miller, E Dean Tribble, Norman Hardy, Eric C Hill, Christopher T Hibbert: Capability security for distributed object systems. Sun Microsystems, Douglas J Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Crisman, December 22, 1998: US05852666 (33 worldwide citation)

A system providing capability security for distributed object systems is disclosed. The basic tenet of capability security is that the right to do something to an object (e.g., invoke a particular object's methods) is represented solely by the holding of a reference to that object. In each of the pr ...


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E Dean Tribble, Mark S Miller, Norman Hardy, Christopher T Hibbert, Eric C Hill: Capability security for transparent distributed object systems. Sun Microsystems, Douglas J Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Crisman, July 14, 1998: US05781633 (26 worldwide citation)

A system providing capability security for distributed object systems is disclosed. The basic tenet of capability security is that the right to do something to an object (e.g., invoke a particular object's methods) is represented solely by the holding of a reference to that object. In each of the pr ...


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Mark S Miller, Christopher T Hibbert, Norman Hardy, E Dean Tribble: Lightweight non-repudiation system and method. Sun Microsystems, Douglas J Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Crisman, August 4, 1998: US05790669 (20 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed that provides lightweight non-repudiability for networked computer systems. Each party to a two-party communication maintains hashes on its incoming and outgoing messages. At its discretion, either party can request that the other party commit to the conversation. Th ...


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Norman Hardy, E Dean Tribble, Mark S Miller, John D Corbett, Eric C Hill, Christopher T Hibbert: Generic transfer of exclusive rights. Sun Microsystems, Steven F Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton and Herbert Caserza, December 12, 2000: US06161121 (11 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed that enable exclusive rights in generic goods to be transferred from one party to another. A party holds an exclusive right to a good through a rescindable capability. When two parties agree on a transfer of the exclusive right to the good, a goods description memor ...