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John Elderton, Ronald L Heiney, Kevin Thomas McDonald, Mike Moran, Joseph Laurence Saunders: Method for displaying a network topology for a task deployment service. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Jeffrey S LaBaw, Stephen R Tkacs, November 5, 2002: US06477572 (91 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying a network topology begins by presenting a user a set of attributes for network objects in the network. The user the selects a given attribute and an attribute value. A mapper routine of the invention then builds a topology map that includes at least one icon representing netw ...


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Thomas M Ruehle, Gerald D Boldt, James R Carlock, Ronald L Heiney, Raymond L Knudson, Stephen E Stucka: Distributed object instantiation of native objects in java. International Business Machines Corporation, Charles E Rohrer, April 22, 2003: US06553428 (38 worldwide citation)

A triology of methods to send, receive and execute are provided for JAVA process objects on client and server so that instance variables, rather than objects, can be transferred from/to client and server. In that manner, process objects at the server can be instantiated with instance variables from ...


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Ronald L Heiney, Gerald D Boldt, James R Carlock, Thomas M Ruehle, Stephen E Stucka: Virtual socket for JAVA interprocess communication. International Business Machines, Charles E Rohrer PC, June 4, 2002: US06401109 (36 worldwide citation)

A virtual socket replaces the usual JAVA physical socket for interprocess communication between two JAVA processes resident on a single system. The virtual socket is created by loading and making use of the standard-in, standard out process associated with the underlying platform so that data, rathe ...


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Keith E Duvall, Ronald L Heiney, Anthony F Stuart, Claude A Bugg, Gregory S Felderman, Stuart Walker: System and method for controlling computer output devices by utilizing both their static and dynamic attributes. International Business Machines Corporation, Holland & Hart, August 19, 1997: US05659795 (20 worldwide citation)

A system and method for efficiently utilizing the output devices of a computer system to perform output functions. The output devices are capable of bidirectional communication and are capable of generating information pertaining to static and dynamic attributes of the respective output devices. Res ...


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Ronald L Heiney, Keith E Duvall, Anthony F Stuart, Claude A Bugg, Gregory S Felderman, Steven M Scott: Apparatus and associated method for compressing and decompressing digital data. International Business Machines Corporation, Holland & Hart, September 30, 1997: US05673209 (12 worldwide citation)

A data compression and decompression technique compresses a binary stream of digital data into compressed form and decompresses a compressed data stream into decompressed form without any loss of fidelity. The techniques require very little processing time to permit compression and decompression of ...


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Carl Michael Dennison, Ronald L Heiney, Brian William Moroney, Dwight Ross Palmer, Adam A Swartz, Garrett L Thompson, John Stuart Walker: Method, apparatus and program product providing for multiple print job tickets per print job source file. International Business Machines Corporation, David W Victor, Konrad Raynes & Victor, February 27, 2007: US07184157 (5 worldwide citation)

A print job is preferably displayed using a visual job ticketing application. An operator is enabled to create multiple job tickets describing print parameters to be applied to the print job. Using the visual job ticketing application, the operator may select a previously created job ticket to be us ...


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Daniel J Kloiber, Davis L Marksbury Jr, Christopher J Heinz, Robert C Guckenberger, Ronald L Heiney, Kenneth E Gibbs: Methods and systems for creating, interacting with, and utilizing a superactive document. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Morris Manning & Martin, December 1, 2015: US09201854 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for creating, providing mechanisms for user interaction with, and utilizing a superactive document, including the providing of print and electronic versions of such superactive documents, and providing for processing of such superactive documents by computer-implemen ...


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Ronald L Heiney, Anthony F Stuart, John S Walker, Douglas I Ward: Method and system for performing large scale distributed printing using a relational database. International Business Machines Corporation, Duft Bornsen & Fishman, October 3, 2006: US07114863 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing distributed printing is disclosed. The method and system include providing a plurality of printers, at least one print spooler, and at least one relational database coupled with the print spooler. The print spooler(s) are for managing printing operations. The relati ...


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Ronald L Heiney, Harry Reese Lewis Jr, Anthony Franke Stuart: Printer discovery, status and automatic addition of printer to print spooler database. InfoPrint Solutions Company, Duft Bornsen & Fishman, October 14, 2008: US07436533 (2 worldwide citation)

A method, computer program product and print server for discovering printers connected to a print server. A print server may transmit a HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP) request to every Internet Protocol (IP) address in a range of IP addresses. A response, e.g., a document such as a web page, may ...


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