Gary B Robinson: Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising. Athenium L L C, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 1999: US05918014 (867 worldwide citation)

On the World Wide Web, and other interactive media, it is possible to show different ads to different people who are simultaneously viewing the same content. This invention is based on the fact that people who have shown a tendency for similar likes and dislikes in the past will show a tendency for ...

Darcy Walker, Lawrence J Sussman, Mona Mayr, Charles G Dean Jr, Dennis Seib, Richard Musci, Glenn Marino: System and method to performing on-line credit reviews and approvals. Citibank N A, George T Marcou, Kilpatrick Stockton, July 11, 2000: US06088686 (672 worldwide citation)

A user-friendly on-line computerized system operates in real-time thus streamlining the processing of applications for products and services offered by a financial institution. The system automates many steps in the credit and liability review and approval process, performs background credit worthin ...

Steven T Senator, Dale R Passmore, Robert S Gittins: Metadevice driver rename/exchange technique for a computer system incorporating a plurality of independent device drivers. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley, September 1, 1998: US05802364 (672 worldwide citation)

A metadisk driver functionally intermediate a computer operating system and one or more metadrivers and underlying layered drivers provides a driver rename/exchange function which does not depend on any particular driver having knowledge of the private data structures of any of the other drivers. Th ...

Bruce A MacNaughton, Leigh R Turner: System for intergrating an on-line service community with a foreign service. CompuServe Incorporated, Standley & Gilcrest, August 18, 1998: US05796393 (626 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for integrating an on-line service community with a foreign service such as the Internet World Wide Web. To take advantage of the present invention, on-line service subscribers access a membership module to complete a membership process in which they join communitie ...

Charles G Call: Methods and apparatus for disseminating product information via the internet. June 15, 1999: US05913210 (457 worldwide citation)

An Internet system for delivering information about products from the source of those products, typically the manufacturer, to those who need that information, such as product resellers and consumers. The system employs a product code translator, which may be implemented by one or more servers acces ...

William M Pitts: System for accessing distributed data cache channel at each network node to pass requests and data. Donald E Schreiber, March 11, 1997: US05611049 (437 worldwide citation)

Network Distributed Caches ("NDCs") (50) permit accessing a named dataset stored at an NDC server terminator site (22) in response to a request submitted to an NDC client terminator site (24) by a client workstation (42). In accessing the dataset, the NDCs (50) form a NDC data conduit (62) that prov ...

Antonio M Fernandes: Collaboration centric document processing environment using an information centric visual user interface and information presentation method. Netscape Communications, Limbach & Limbach L, January 11, 2000: US06014135 (361 worldwide citation)

A new computer interface displays a plurality of icons representative of people, documents and time. Various functions, including media independent functions, for interacting between these three elements, including composing, routing (collaborative or otherwise), are disclosed.

Donavon W Johnson, Todd A Smith: Remote authentication and authorization in a distributed data processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn D Smith, Diana L Roberts, September 24, 1996: US05560008 (361 worldwide citation)

The system and method of this invention authorizes a process running at a client data processing system to have access to a service at a server data processing system. The data processing systems are connected by a communication link in a distributed processing environment. A set of credentials for ...

Michael K Hoover, Barrick H Miller, Kurt Schurenberg, Richard A Daigle: Methods and systems for object-based relational distributed databases. ActaMed, Jones & Askew, September 24, 1996: US05560005 (354 worldwide citation)

An object-based relational distributed database system and associated methods of operation that transforms data stored in a plurality of remote, heterogeneous user databases into a homogeneous data model is disclosed. Data stored in distributed, heterogeneous user database structures is homogenized ...

John W Seazholtz, Wendell N Sims, Kamran Sistanizadeh: Variable rate and variable mode transmission system. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, September 22, 1998: US05812786 (310 worldwide citation)

A public switched telephone network (PSTN) provides communication of digital data from a data provider or LAN to one or more of a plurality of subscriber premises. Asymmetrical digital subscriber line interface units operating at variable rates and in variable modes (ADSL/AVRs) over a local loop off ...