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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Network controller for cable television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney P L, February 4, 1997: US05600364 (880 worldwide citation)

A novel network controller for use with a digital cable headend capable of monitoring and controlling set top terminals in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for a network controller that manages a configuration of set top terminals in a ...


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Warren E Bernard, Philip A Jacobson: System and method for automated remote previewing and purchasing of music, video, software, and other multimedia products. MCI Communications Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05918213 (878 worldwide citation)

An automated product purchasing system allows purchasers to order products via a remote communications medium without having to speak to a sales representative or other human operator. According to the invention, purchasers access the automated product purchasing system and browse among the selectio ...


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Gregor Freund: System and methodology for managing internet access on a per application basis for client computers connected to the internet. Zone Labs, John A Smart, November 16, 1999: US05987611 (870 worldwide citation)

A computing environment with methods for monitoring access to an open network, such as a WAN or the Internet, is described. The system includes one or more clients, each operating applications or processes (e.g., Netscape Navigator.TM. or Microsoft Internet Explorer.TM. browser software) requiring I ...


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Martin E Hellman: Software distribution system. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 14, 1987: US04658093 (847 worldwide citation)

Software (programs, videogames, music, movies, etc.) can be authorized for use a given number of times by a base unit after which the base unit (computer, videogame base unit, record player, videorecorder or videodisk player) cannot use that software until the manufacturer sends an authorization for ...


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Jeffrey C Smith, Jean Christophe Bandini: Electronic document delivery system in which notification of said electronic document is sent to a recipient thereof. Tumbleweed Software Corporation, Michael A Glenn, Donald M Hendricks, August 4, 1998: US05790790 (818 worldwide citation)

An electronic document delivery system and methods of its use are provided. A document, preferably in a portable format, is forwarded to a remote server (e.g. using HTTP to "push" the document to the server). The server sends a generic notification of the document to an intended recipient, and the r ...


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James R Mault, Noel Johnson, John Sanderson: Physiological monitor and associated computation, display and communication unit. Healthetech, Cooley Godward, September 14, 2004: US06790178 (815 worldwide citation)

Various physiological monitor modules are provided for use with computing devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs). In some embodiments, the personal digital assistant provides the controls, display, and processing circuitry for the physiological monitor module. The personal digital assist ...


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David Bradley Rust: System and method for record and playback of collaborative Web browsing session. Contigo Software, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, March 18, 2003: US06535909 (815 worldwide citation)

A collaborative Web browsing session may take place over a network, allowing the presenter on a first computer to direct the audio and visual components of a browser on one or more second computers. The second computer is instructed to log into a control site that downloads an active control, such a ...


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James F Chen, Jieh Shan Wang: Electronic payment system and method. V ONE Corporation, Bacon & Thomas, December 31, 1996: US05590197 (808 worldwide citation)

A cyber wallet in the form of stored and protected account information, which may be "carried" on a tamper resistant portable electronic storage medium such as a smartcard, or stored on the customer's computer (or personal digital assistant, PCMCIA card, or the like) together with the browser/mosaic ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch: Database driven online distributed tournament system. Walker Assest Management Parnership, Jeffrey L Brandt, Morgan & Finnegan, July 14, 1998: US05779549 (791 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for a distributed electronic tournament system in which many remotely located players participate in a tournament through input/output devices connected to a central controller which manages the tournament. The method includes the steps of (a) uniquely identifying a player comm ...


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Gary B Robinson: Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising. Athenium L L C, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 1999: US05918014 (783 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 ...



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