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David L Silverman, Norman Keller: Anonymous matching system. Reuters, Bryan Cave, August 4, 1992: US05136501 (1105 worldwide citation)

A matching system for trading instruments in which bids are automatically matched against offers for given trading instruments for automatically providing matching transactions in order to complete trades for the given trading instruments, includes a host computer means (20) comprising means for ano ...


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Ronald L Rivest, Adi Shamir, Leonard M Adleman: Cryptographic communications system and method. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur A Smith Jr, Robert J Horn Jr, September 20, 1983: US04405829 (1101 worldwide citation)

A cryptographic communications system and method. The system includes a communications channel coupled to at least one terminal having an encoding device and to at least one terminal having a decoding device. A message-to-be-transferred is enciphered to ciphertext at the encoding terminal by first e ...


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Steven W Goldstein: Programmable remote control device for interacting with a plurality of remotely controlled devices. Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, April 25, 1995: US05410326 (1096 worldwide citation)

A universal remote control device which is programmed to operate a variety of consumer products is disclosed. The device is connected over a bidirectional link to either a cable converter or a telephone interface for receiving programming information. A touch screen display is employed on the progra ...


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Edward J Hogan: System and method for bill delivery and payment over a communications network. MasterCard International, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, December 16, 1997: US05699528 (1087 worldwide citation)

In a bill delivery and payment system, users are able to access a server computer on a communications network to obtain bill information and pay bills. For example, such a communications network may be the Internet or the World Wide Web thereof. Using a personal computer, a user can access a Web sit ...


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John Doggett, Frank A Jaffe, Milton M Anderson: Electronic funds transfer instruments. Financial Services Technology Consortium, The First National Bank of Boston, Bell Communications Research, Fish & Richardson P C, October 14, 1997: US05677955 (1070 worldwide citation)

An electronic instrument is created in a computer-based method for effecting a transfer of funds from an account of a payer in a funds-holding institution to a payee. The electronic instrument includes an electronic signature of the payer, digital representations of payment instructions, the identit ...


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Alastair T Gordon: Unified messaging system and method. Alphanet Telecom, March 4, 1997: US05608786 (1052 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a unified messaging system and method which is more convenient and advantageously combines or makes use of existing communication channels or networks. Part of the system and method relies on a data communication network forming an intermediate leg of the distributio ...


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Dennis D Hollenberg: Situation information system. July 18, 2000: US06091956 (1050 worldwide citation)

A wireless system for providing services and time-critical information about places and events to mobile computers and their users proximate to their current locations or potential destinations within enclosed areas, urban landscapes, and open areas, including travel distances and transit times, ent ...


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Mike L LaJoie, Joseph G Buehl, Haig H Krakirian, Stephen M Johnson, Ralph W Brown: Inter-active program guide with default selection control. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Robert R Jackson, Garry J Tuma, Fish & Neave, December 15, 1998: US05850218 (1029 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for providing a full service cable television system. The cable system incorporates a digital and analog transmission architecture capable of delivering a high number of high quality television programs, advanced cable services, and online services to a subscriber's ...


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Min Zhu, Guanghong Yang, Zheng Yuan, Song Xiang Wei: Instant sharing of documents on a remote server. Webex Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, November 25, 2003: US06654032 (1011 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, method, and computer program for instant remote document sharing. In one embodiment, referred to as “remote document sharing,” a file on a remote server is converted to a “shared document” which is distributed to the members of a data conference for review. In another embodiment, refer ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information. Onsale, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, November 10, 1998: US05835896 (1009 worldwide citation)

A system and method for conducting a multi-person, interactive auction, in a variety of formats, without using a human auctioneer to conduct the auction. The system is preferably implemented in software. The system allows a group of bidders to interactively place bids over a computer or communicatio ...