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Barry Appelman, Larry L Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck: System for instant messaging the sender and recipients of an e-mail message. America Online, Fish & Richardson P C, June 28, 2005: US06912564 (223 worldwide citation)

Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail ga ...


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Laura Lee Kusumoto, Earl David Sacerdoti, Leila Janine Sigler, Sonya Lee Sigler: System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media. Avatizing, Venable, Ralph P Albrecht, W Russell Swindell, October 11, 2005: US06954728 (208 worldwide citation)

Participants in a virtual world in an interactive, virtual environment implemented by computer networks and other interactive media such as interactive television are recruited to advertise products and brands to the other participants and viewers in the virtual world. Each user entering the virtual ...


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Robert L S Devine, Robert J Stoner: System and methods providing automatic distributed data retrieval, analysis and reporting services. Vinestone Corporation, Harrington & Smith, September 13, 2005: US06944662 (207 worldwide citation)

A data processing system includes a network containing of a set of connected devices, where individual ones of the connected devices include a data processor that executes a program for connecting to and disconnecting from the network and for maintaining a first list descriptive of other connected d ...


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J David Schaffer, Kwok Pun Lee: Electronic program guide viewing history generator method and system. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, August 23, 2005: US06934964 (202 worldwide citation)

An electronic programming guide (EPG) system employs a preference engine and processing system that learns viewers' television watching preferences by monitoring their viewing patterns. The system operates transparently to build a profile of a viewer's tastes. The profile is used to provide services ...


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W Benjamin Herrington, Michael D Ellis: Electronic program guide with related-program search feature. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave, March 8, 2005: US06865746 (199 worldwide citation)

A system for searching for programs is provided. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to indicate an interest in a given program. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to request that the system locate programs that are related to the given program in which the user has ...


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Mark T Maybury, Andrew E Merlino Jr: Automated segmentation, information extraction, summarization, and presentation of broadcast news. The Mitre Corporation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, November 1, 2005: US06961954 (183 worldwide citation)

A technique for automated analysis of multimedia, such as, for example, a news broadcast. A Broadcast News Editor and Broadcast News Navigator system analyze, select, condense, and then present news summaries. The system enables not only viewing a hierarchical table of contents of the news, but also ...


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John Edward Archibald Jr, Brian Dennis McKean: Method and apparatus for using extended disk sector formatting to assist in backup and hierarchical storage management. International Business Machines Corporation, Chambliss Bahner & Stophel P C, December 6, 2005: US06973553 (182 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing extended disk sector formatting to assist in backup and hierarchical storage management is disclosed. A part of the extended sector format is used to include a field for indicating whether data was written since the last backup. This backup field may be a single ...


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Curtis Wong, Steven Drucker: System and method to facilitate selection and programming of an associated audio/visual system. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, November 22, 2005: US06968364 (177 worldwide citation)

A system and method to facilitate selection and programming of at least one of audio and visual program are disclosed. A first computer is operative to connect to a second computer for filtering through a plurality of audio and/or visual programs based on selection criteria to provide a filtered rep ...


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Greg Johnson, Senaka Balasuriya, James Ferrans, Jerome Jahnke, Rainu Pierce, David Cuka, Dilani Galagedara: System and method for concurrent multimodal communication session persistence. Motorola, Hisashi D Watanabe, June 28, 2005: US06912581 (172 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus maintains, during non-session conditions and on a per user basis, concurrent multimodal session status information of user agent programs configured for different concurrent modality communication during the same session, and re-establish a concurrent multimodal session in res ...


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Sachin Lawande, William Zielinski, Gordon Molek, Ray Winninger: Method and apparatus for sharing common data objects among multiple applications in a client device. 3Com Corporation, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 23, 2005: US06934740 (166 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is software architecture and method for sharing data objects among multiple applications in a client device. The architecture includes a server process in the client device for processing a template, such as a SHTML template for the Extended Markup Language (XML), based on a template ident ...