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A Nathaniel Goldhaber, Gary Fitts: Attention brokerage. CyberGold, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 11, 1998: US05794210 (1313 worldwide citation)

A system provides for the immediate payment to computer and other users for paying attention to an advertisement or other "negatively priced" information distributed over a computer network such as the Internet. Called Attention Brokerage, this is the business of brokering the buying and selling of ...


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Owen Davis, Vidyut Jain: Method and apparatus for tracking client interaction with a network resource and creating client profiles and resource database. Dot Com Development, Adams & Wilks, August 18, 1998: US05796952 (1186 worldwide citation)

A method for monitoring client interaction with a resource downloaded from a server in a computer network includes the steps of using a client to specify an address of a resource located on a first server, downloading a file corresponding to the resource from the first server in response to specific ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Sheldon J Kaphan, Ellen L Ratajak, Thomas K Schonhoff: Internet-based customer referral system. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 2000: US06029141 (1142 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an Internet-based referral system that enables individuals and other business entities ("associates") to market products, in return for a commission, that are sold from a merchant's Web site. The system includes automated registration software that runs on the merchant's Web site to all ...


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Juergen Brendel, Charles J Kring, Zaide Liu, Christopher C Marino: World-wide-web server with delayed resource-binding for resource-based load balancing on a distributed resource multi-node network. Resonate, Stuart T Auvinen, June 30, 1998: US05774660 (1107 worldwide citation)

A multi-node server transmits world-wide-web pages to network-based browser clients. A load balancer receives all requests from clients because they use a virtual address for the entire site. The load balancer makes a connection with the client and waits for the URL from the client. The URL specifie ...


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Oral F Sekendur: Absolute optical position determination. December 22, 1998: US05852434 (1017 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a form of a digitizer and absolute position determination device for indicating the instantaneous position and movement of a stylus on a surface. It proposes the use of a data surface (e.g., paper) formatted with a position-related code for indicating X-Y coordinates capable ...


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Victor H Shear: Database usage metering and protection system and method. Personal Library Software, Nixon & Vanderhye, May 2, 1989: US04827508 (971 worldwide citation)

A "return on investment" digital database usage metering, billing, and security system includes a hardware device which is plugged into a computer system bus (or into a serial or other functionally adequate connector) and a software program system resident in the hardware device. One or more databas ...


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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 (950 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 ...


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Victor H Shear, David M Van Wie, Robert P Weber: Systems and methods for matching, selecting, narrowcasting, and/or classifying based on rights management and/or other information. InterTrust Technologies Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, August 29, 2000: US06112181 (938 worldwide citation)

Rights management information is used at least in part in a matching, narrowcasting, classifying and/or selecting process. A matching and classification utility system comprising a kind of Commerce Utility System is used to perform the matching, narrowcasting, classifying and/or selecting. The match ...


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William E Bennett, Stephen J Boies, Anthony R Davies, Karl Friedrich Etzold, Todd K Rodgers: Optical stylus and passive digitizing tablet data input system. International Business Machines Corporation, Roy R Schlemmer, September 24, 1991: US05051736 (903 worldwide citation)

A stylus and table X-Y data input system for a video display system. The pen includes an optical styling having a suitable pickup mechanism and the tablet is passive in nature and provides direct digitized data readout. Absolute positional information is encoded in binary form in the tablet in such ...


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Eric E Schmidt, Butler W Lampson: Software version management system. Xerox Corporation, W Douglas Carothers Jr, December 10, 1985: US04558413 (896 worldwide citation)

A software version management system, also called system modeller, provides for automatically collecting and recompiling updated versions of component software objects comprising a software program for operation on a plurality of personal computers coupled together in a distributed software environm ...



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