US Patent No: 7,908,467

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Automatic configuration of equipment software

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An architecture for automatically configuring software of a piece of equipment. The piece of equipment is in communication with a network, the piece of equipment having one or more machine-resolvable codes associated therewith. The piece of equipment connects to a remote location disposed on the network in response to reading a select one of the one or more machine-resolvable codes with a reader. Software associated with the select one of the one or more machine-resolvable codes is downloaded from the remote location to the piece of equipment, and the piece of equipment is then configured according to the software.

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RPX CORPORATIONSAN FRANCISCO, CA1917

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Philyaw, Jeffry Jovan Dallas, TX 173 3872

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6,600,418 Object tracking and management system and method using radio-frequency identification tags 440 2000
 
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6,546,418 Method for managing printed medium activated revenue sharing domain name system schemas 47 2001
 
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5,701,161 Method and apparatus for providing real time data on a viewing screen concurrently with any programing in process 102 1994
 
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6,314,456 Serving data from a resource limited system 55 1998
 
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American Greetings Corporation (1)
5,726,898 Method and apparatus for storing and selectively retrieving and delivering product data based on embedded expert judgements 110 1994
 
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5,850,187 Integrated electronic tag reader and wireless communication link 353 1996
 
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4,816,904 Television and market research data collection system and method 355 1987
 
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6,070,160 Non-linear database set searching apparatus and method 122 1996
 
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2002/0122,572 PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION 10 1999
 
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6,192,400 Multilevel data communication system including local and host systems 123 1998
 
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5,710,887 Computer system and method for electronic commerce 1415 1995
 
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5,420,403 Mail encoding and processing system 254 1992
 
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6,014,634 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 617 1997
 
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6,055,573 Communicating with a computer based on an updated purchase behavior classification of a particular consumer 435 1999
 
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5,970,469 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 497 1996
 
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5,970,471 Virtual catalog and product presentation method and apparatus 336 1996
 
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5,548,110 Optical error-detecting, error-correcting and other coding and processing, particularly for bar codes, and applications therefor such as counterfeit detection 152 1994
 
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7,110,981 Method and system for providing integrated brokerage and other financial services through customer activated terminals 55 1998
 
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6,073,119 Method and system for banking institution interactive center 121 1997
 
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4,538,174 Two-way subscriber TV system with multiple subscriber's sets 205 1983
 
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6,006,257 Multimedia architecture for interactive advertising in which secondary programming is varied based upon viewer demographics and content of primary programming 429 1996
 
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6,487,538 Method and apparatus for local advertising 394 1998
 
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5,398,336 Object-oriented architecture for factory floor management 383 1993
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 137 1997
 
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6,389,464 DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING STANDARDS-COMPLIANT AND NON-COMPLIANT NETWORK ELEMENTS USING STANDARD MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS AND A UNIVERSAL SITE SERVER WHICH IS CONFIGURABLE FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS VIA INTERNET BROWSER TECHNOLOGY 294 1997
 
CRANBERRY PROPERTIES, LLC (1)
5,426,427 Data transmission routing system 97 1991
 
CRC RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
5,038,023 System for storing and monitoring bar coded articles such as keys in a drawer 232 1989
 
CRONOS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,664,110 Remote ordering system 542 1994
 
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6,401,077 Method and system for providing additional behavior through a web page 87 1999
 
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6,493,770 System for reconfiguring a peripheral device by downloading information from a host and electronically simulating a physical disconnection and reconnection to reconfigure the device 54 2001
 
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5,976,833 Method for animal cell culture 117 1996
 
Datatrac International, Inc. (1)
6,064,929 Travel expense tracking system 45 1998
 
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5,424,524 Personal scanner/computer for displaying shopping lists and scanning barcodes to aid shoppers 439 1993
 
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6,279,830 Two-dimensional code, reading and producing method and recording medium storing related software 47 1999
 
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5,191,525 System and method for extraction of data from documents for subsequent processing 300 1990
 
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5,848,202 System and method for imaging and coding documents 133 1996
 
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5,948,061 Method of delivery, targeting, and measuring advertising over networks 1524 1996
 
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6,330,543 Method and system for distributing and reconciling electronic promotions 221 1998
 
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5,833,468 Remote learning system using a television signal and a network connection 178 1996
 
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2004/0024,655 Direct response e-mail 8 2003
 
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5,519,878 System for installing and configuring (grouping and node address assignment) household devices in an automated environment 212 1994
 
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5,768,508 Computer network system and method for efficient information transfer 105 1997
 
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6,504,626 Scanner with an external keyboard for controlling operations of the scanner 24 1999
 
F.A.S.T. FRANCE ADVANCED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIE S.A.R.L. (1)
5,905,521 Television system in a digital or analog network 63 1995
 
FALK BRAEUNER (1)
5,974,451 System and method for distributing bulletins to external computers accessing wide area computer networks 187 1997
 
FIRST DATA CORPORATION (1)
6,148,301 Information distribution system 54 1998
 
FIRST VIRTUAL HOLDINGS (1)
5,757,917 Computerized payment system for purchasing goods and services on the internet 775 1995
 
Fogdog Sports (1)
5,970,472 Performing electronic commerce on the internet providing links from product manufacturers to authorized dealers where the authorized dealer provides a custom order interface for the manufacturer's products 327 1997
 
FOOD.COM (1)
5,991,739 Internet online order method and apparatus 429 1997
 
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5,754,906 Photographic camera with barrier 110 1996
 
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6,990,680 System for scheduled caching of in-band data services 32 1998
 
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5,578,818 LED point scanning system 92 1995
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
6,668,133 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 44 2002
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,463,420 Online tracking of delivery status information over a computer network 126 2000
 
GERALD AND LEONA R. SINGER FAMILY TRUST (1)
5,305,195 Interactive advertising system for on-line terminals 673 1992
 
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (GTI) (1)
6,061,440 Intelligent switching system for voice and data 87 1998
 
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6,131,116 System and method for globally accessing computer services 254 1996
 
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K. (1)
5,923,806 Fiber optics device 22 1997
 
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION (1)
6,015,167 System and method of employing a single bar code for coordinating shipping and receiving information 60 1998
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (1)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 561 1994
 
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5,933,811 System and method for delivering customized advertisements within interactive communication systems 980 1996
 
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5,405,232 Automatic storage and retrieval system 129 1993
 
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,088,045 Production management system 144 1990
 
HUMETRIX.COM, INC. (1)
5,995,965 System and method for remotely accessing user data records 152 1996
 
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6,070,147 Customer identification and marketing analysis systems 464 1996
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 191 1992
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
5,937,163 Method and system at a host node for hierarchically organizing the links visited by a world wide web browser executing at the host node 192 1996
 
INFOGEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
6,012,102 System using machine-readable printed symbols created from encoded data resource specifiers to establish connection to data resource on data communications network 279 1996
 
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6,263,383 Keyboard wedge system configured for data processing over a keyboard hook 30 1998
 
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6,421,732 Ipnet gateway 68 1998
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 46 LLC (1)
6,637,028 Integrated television and internet information system 66 1999
 
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6,496,981 System for converting media content for interactive TV use 108 1997
 
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6,463,416 Authentication system for identification documents 101 1999
 
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5,761,648 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 385 1995
 
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2002/0016,749 Methods and systems for network based electronic purchasing system 10 2001
 
INTERHOME (1)
5,907,322 Television event marking system 258 1996
 
INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,349,678 Versatile RF data capture system 151 1991
 
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5,659,800 System for directly sending undecoded raw signals from reader device via external slave interface to personal computer through communication port without first decoding the signals 37 1993
 
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5,791,991 Interactive consumer product promotion method and match game 383 1995
 
INTERNETAD SYSTEMS LLC (1)
5,572,643 Web browser with dynamic display of information objects during linking 1605 1995
 
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5,974,443 Combined internet and data access system 186 1997
 
Intouch Group, Inc. (1)
5,963,916 Network apparatus and method for preview of music products and compilation of market data 438 1996
 
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6,581,838 Optical scanner head for processing barcode data and method of manufacture 32 2000
 
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5,182,705 Computer system and method for work management 300 1989
 
Jaesent Inc. (1)
5,956,699 System for secured credit card transactions on the internet 287 1997
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
6,351,467 System and method for multicasting multimedia content 262 1998
 
JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (1)
5,848,397 Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users 564 1996
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
6,487,719 Method and apparatus for monitoring TV channel selecting status 41 1999
 
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6,580,870 Systems and methods for reproducing audiovisual information with external information 177 1998
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 449 1996
 
Klayh; John (1)
5,917,725 Tournament data system 184 1995
 
KUHURO INVESTMENTS AG, L.L.C. (1)
6,134,532 System and method for optimal adaptive matching of users to most relevant entity and information in real-time 617 1997
 
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5,586,313 Method for updating a file 59 1993
 
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6,226,618 Electronic content delivery system 1060 1998
 
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6,424,249 Positive identity verification system and method including biometric user authentication 178 1999
 
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4,546,352 Non-counterfeitable document system 59 1984
 
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6,813,608 System and method for enhancing user experience in a wide-area facility having a distributed, bounded environment 119 2000
 
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2003/0122,965 Multimedia computer and television apparatus 4 2002
 
MARSHALL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
5,854,897 Network communications marketing system 278 1996
 
MARSHALL FEATURE RECOGNITION, LLC (1)
5,932,863 Method and apparatus for accessing electric data via a familiar printed medium 331 1996
 
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6,009,465 Entertainment and information systems and related management networks for a remote video delivery system 209 1996
 
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4,850,009 Portable handheld terminal including optical bar code reader and electromagnetic transceiver means for interactive wireless communication with a base communications station 382 1988
 
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6,292,786 Method and system for generating incentives based on substantially real-time product purchase information 338 1999
 
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6,247,047 Method and apparatus for facilitating computer network transactions 256 1997
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,671,226 Multimedia information processing system 110 1995
 
MLB ADVANCED MEDIA, L.P. (1)
5,189,630 Method for encoding and broadcasting information about live events using computer pattern matching techniques 255 1991
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,507,009 Method for reprogramming a communication unit's access to a wireless communication system 93 1994
 
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5,794,210 Attention brokerage 1207 1995
 
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5,790,793 Method and system to create, transmit, receive and process information, including an address to further information 396 1995
 
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6,668,293 Auto-registration of scanner 27 2001
 
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5,764,906 Universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system 513 1995
 
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6,604,242 Combining television broadcast and personalized/interactive information 49 1998
 
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6,542,943 System, method, and computer program product for automatically updating software on a client computer system 52 2002
 
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6,029,196 Automatic client configuration system 218 1997
 
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4,959,530 Article price indicator 132 1989
 
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6,353,898 Resource management in a clustered computer system 161 2000
 
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4,581,484 Audio-enhanced videotex system 74 1982
 
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6,202,054 Method and system for remote delivery of retail banking services 382 1998
 
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5,768,583 Method and system for network printer quick configuration 34 1996
 
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5,372,334 Local vertical sensor for externally-guided projectiles 32 1993
 
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5,175,422 Handy image scanner 28 1992
 
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5,854,945 Bar code scanner with keyboard simulation 30 1997
 
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6,484,022 Wireless communications device having externally controlled transmission of identity 30 1999
 
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2002/0023,215 Electronic transaction systems and methods therefor 136 2001
 
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5,144,654 Automatic telephone dialer system with printed storage 130 1991
 
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6,701,524 Interactive data transmitting apparatus, data receiving apparatus, data receiving method, recording medium for recording receiving program thereof, and communication system using a broadcast wave 40 1997
 
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4,894,789 TV data capture device 316 1988
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
5,887,243 Signal processing apparatus and methods 192 1995
 
PERSONALOGO LLC (1)
6,661,904 Method and system for automated electronic conveyance of hidden data 56 1999
 
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5,758,257 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 951 1994
 
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6,446,049 Method and apparatus for transmitting a digital information signal and vending system incorporating same 99 1998
 
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6,517,002 System and method for intelligent data input from a machine-readable medium 21 1999
 
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6,237,025 Multimedia collaboration system 222 1997
 
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6,400,272 Wireless transceiver for communicating with tags 248 2000
 
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5,198,644 System for display of prices and related method 206 1992
 
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6,591,247 Method and apparatus for distributing audiovisual content 74 1998
 
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6,037,928 System and method for providing restrained, streamlined access to a computerized information source 32 1997
 
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5,786,585 Optical symbol (bar code) reading systems and devices 45 1995
 
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5,341,505 System and method for accessing remotely located ZIP+4 zipcode database 105 1990
 
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6,049,870 System and method for identifying and configuring modules within a digital electronic device 54 1997
 
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5,832,432 Method for converting a text classified ad to a natural sounding audio ad 42 1996
 
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Randtec, Inc. (1)
5,887,176 Method and system for remote monitoring and tracking of inventory 230 1996
 
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5,737,532 System and technique for accessing stored audio and visual information from a database 40 1995
 
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5,675,721 Computer network data distribution and selective retrieval system 145 1996
 
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6,151,624 Navigating network resources based on metadata 487 1998
 
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5,774,660 World-wide-web server with delayed resource-binding for resource-based load balancing on a distributed resource multi-node network 1051 1996
 
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4,916,293 Identification in manufacture 120 1987
 
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6,240,448 Method and system for audio access to information in a wide area computer network 73 1999
 
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5,864,823 Integrated virtual telecommunication system for E-commerce 342 1997
 
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6,233,565 Methods and apparatus for internet based financial transactions with evidence of payment 391 1998
 
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5,640,002 Portable RF ID tag and barcode reader 591 1995
 
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5,778,367 Automated on-line information service and directory, particularly for the world wide web 524 1995
 
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5,704,029 System and method for completing an electronic form 459 1994
 
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5,431,250 System for the sale of products 29 1993
 
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6,665,836 Method for managing information on an information net 28 1998
 
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6,779,178 System and method for personalizing electronic mail messages 90 1999
 
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2001/0003,176 Printed medium activated interactive communication 40 2001
 
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5,768,528 Client-server system for delivery of online information 496 1996
 
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6,249,810 Method and system for implementing an internet radio device for receiving and/or transmitting media information 145 1999
 
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5,880,769 Interactive smart card system for integrating the provision of remote and local services 302 1995
 
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6,282,713 Method and apparatus for providing on-demand electronic advertising 260 1998
 
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4,984,155 Order entry system having catalog assistance 320 1988
 
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6,169,484 Personal location system 52 1999
 
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6,442,529 Methods and apparatus for delivering targeted information and advertising over the internet 223 1999
 
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4,672,377 Check authorization system 236 1985
 
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6,014,641 Method and apparatus for providing open-ended subscriptions to commodity items normally available only through term-based subscriptions 102 1996
 
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6,251,017 Game or lottery with a reward validated and/or redeemed online 275 1999
 
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6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 260 1999
 
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6,324,519 Advertisement auction system 366 1999
 
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6,256,498 Location dependent WWW service in digital cellular communication networks 137 1998
 
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6,484,198 Method and device for automated transfer and maintenance of internet based information 45 1999
 
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4,901,073 Encoder for measuring the absolute position of moving elements 196 1988
 
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6,084,523 Non-intrusive battery status indicator and inventory system 67 1998
 
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5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 506 1994
 
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5,818,440 Automatic execution of application on interactive television 52 1997
 
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5,805,154 Integrated broadcast application with broadcast portion having option display for access to on demand portion 160 1995
 
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5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 350 1995
 
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6,133,849 Control signal coding and detection in the audible and inaudible ranges 24 1996
 
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5,438,355 Interactive system for processing viewer responses to television programming 239 1993
 
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5,832,449 Method and system for dispensing, tracking and managing pharmaceutical trial products 84 1995
 
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6,496,858 Remote reconfiguration of a secure network interface 151 1999
 
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6,678,866 Notification information display apparatus notification information display system and recording medium 64 1999
 
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5,590,197 Electronic payment system and method 801 1995
 
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6,587,835 Shopping assistance with handheld computing device 782 2000
 
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5,491,495 User interface having simulated devices 170 1990
 
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6,297,819 Parallel web sites 274 1998
 
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6,112,981 Bar code reader for a fuel dispenser 70 1998
 
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6,144,848 Handheld remote computer control and methods for secured interactive real-time telecommunications 606 1996
 
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6,149,063 Method and apparatus for bar code association for wireless network 190 1998
 
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