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6738763 Information retrieval system having consistent search results across different operating systems and data base management systems  
An information retrieval system whereby identical search results can be derived irrespective of the kind of DBMS or OS. A keyword normalizing device normalizes a keyword transmitted from a client...
6732192 Disc recording scheme for enabling quick access to disc data  
A system for recording data to a disc shaped record medium. The data is recorded according to a universal disc format employing a hierarchical file system, and data within the hierarchical...
6726487 Device for supporting reading of a text from a display member  
The invention refers to a device for supporting reading of a text from a display member (1) in order to increase the reading speed. The device includes first means (2, 4) which are arranged to...
6727955 Communication system for providing a transport entity with mutually related objects  
A communication system in which a transmitter transmits cyclically a plurality of mutually related objects to a terminal. If the objects are used in the terminal there is no mechanism to establish...
6715126 Efficient streaming of synchronized web content from multiple sources  
A method is described for efficiently delivering a presentation of web content comprised of a media, such as audio or video content, having defined time increments, together with one or more other...
6710791 Portable information gathering apparatus and information management method  
A portable information gathering apparatus and information managing method in the same make it possible to capture information entered through an input/display tablet, image information entered...
RE38457 Deferred sychronization of distributed objects  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for data communication between agents, such as those in an electronic conferencing system. In an electronic conferencing a system wherein data is shared between...
6694483 System for backing up vehicle use data locally on a construction vehicle  
A data management device of a construction machine comprises a computing function for computing service meter time, a nonvolatile storage function for storing the computed data, and a transmission...
6691309 Long term archiving of digital information  
Digital data is preserved by archiving on a removable medium. In the long term, the save data bit stream must be correctly interpreted. For a computer program or system to be archived, the bit...
6687877 Web-based call center system with web document annotation  
A web-based call center and a method for its operation include multiple agent and customer terminals connected to a web server. The agent terminals and the customer terminals include a web browser...
6687878 Synchronizing/updating local client notes with annotations previously made by other clients in a notes database  
A system for collaborative document annotation whereby notes (i.e. annotations) associated with a document, such as an image or text document, are stored in a notes database on a central notes...
6678070 System for producing photo layouts to match existing mattes using distance information in only one axis  
The present invention is a system that coordinates the printing of a page of photos that match the layout of a pre-existing matte. The matte layout can be created from a physical matte. When...
6668355 Text editing system  
The present invention relates to a text editing system with a line end line feed function and an indentation function. In particular, a line end position Pg is stored in advance in a line end...
6647390 System and methods for standardizing data for design review comparisons  
A web-based system standardizes data from a plurality of different programs to facilitate design review comparisons in a cost-effective and reliable manner. The system includes a client system...
6633913 Scan system and method for scanning images to an online web page  
A system and method provide users the ability to quickly and efficiently transfer images from a scanner to an online web page. In particular, the system can be implemented as follows. A scanner...
6633879 Method and system for optimizing direct tables and trees  
A method and system for selecting a direct table and a plurality of corresponding trees in a computer system is disclosed. The method and system include selecting a plurality of widths for the...
6626960 Method, system, and program for generating a table to determine boundaries between characters  
Disclosed is a system, method, and program for generating a table for use by a computer in determining a location of a boundary, such as a word boundary, between two characters in text. A first...
6625503 Personal preference information communication method and apparatus  
A method of setting user control preferences where a personal communication device communicates user control preferences to a control device. The control device controls the controllable attributes...
6625620 Method and apparatus for the management of file attachments in a groupware oriented system  
A method and network for managing attachments in applications. The method comprises the steps of creating a plurality of attachment databases to contain said attachments; and embedding an...
6620205 System and method for distribution and navigation of internet content  
A system and method for navigating Internet content with a limited or non-existent return channel, limited bandwidth and/or a set-top box with limited processing power.
6616703 Character input apparatus with character string extraction portion, and corresponding storage medium  
An operation such as changing the coordinates of a specified position is performed on a two-dimensional display screen 103 of a display unit 5 by using an input pen 102, a touch-panel, etc., as an...
6615346 System providing switching means on print setup preview screen thereby switching to another preview screen corresponding to another set sheet, altering settings  
To provide a print set picture plane which can be easily used and understood by the user, in order to realize a technique for enabling a print setup in another set picture plane to be easily...
6614454 Scheme for presentation of multiple print-job modification elements in a printing software user interface  
A method of displaying multiple printer options in a graphical user interface includes dividing a viewing window into first and second portions separated by a first divider including a first...
6615252 On-demand system for serving multimedia information in a format adapted to a requesting client  
Prior to sending to a requesting client device a requested multimedia application which comprises a plurality of kinds of materials and a scenario which defines a role of each material, the server...
6603489 Electronic calendaring system that automatically predicts calendar entries based upon previous activities  
An electronic calendaring system that automatically predicts calendar entries based upon previous activities. The system presents a user with an intelligent sequence of forms which query the user...
6593947 Method and system for image rendering including polymorphic image data in a graphical user interface  
A system for providing polymorphic image data for images in a graphical user interface on a computer system includes an operating system, and an imaging object structure, the imaging object...
6591280 Method and apparatus for generating a multimedia document  
A method and apparatus for generating a multimedia document that includes video image samples and associated audio is accomplished by decoding video signals into decoded video representations,...
6578053 Document management system and document management method applied thereto  
A document management system records an operation history associated with an electronic document. When output of a document is instructed, it is determined whether an output history associated with...
6571211 Voice file header data in portable digital audio recorder  
A portable audio recorder stores voice information files in the form of digital data. Header data is associated with each voice information file. The header data includes the name of the person who...
6567980 Video cataloger system with hyperlinked output  
One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and...
6556918 Method for identifying a place, and terminal and central unit therefor  
A convenient, trouble-proof, economical identification of a place, especially for remote-controlled navigation of a vehicle through a traffic network, is made possible by a terminal unit, a central...
6553410 Tailoring data and transmission protocol for efficient interactive data transactions over wide-area networks  
A system is provided for improving data transmission to computers and computerized appliances connected directly or indirectly to the Internet or other wide area data network. In this system...
6549902 Database managing device  
An information processing device creates a dirty bit indicative of an update state for each combination of sharing bags between parties. A database processing section updates the dirty bit of a tip...
6549897 Method and system for calculating phrase-document importance  
A method and system for generating a weight for phrases within each document in a collection of documents. Each document has terms such as words and numbers. Each phrase comprises component terms....
6546401 Method of retrieving no word separation text data and a data retrieving apparatus therefor  
Full text data is divided into words to generate word separation data. All character strings are extracted from the full text data, each character string including N characters. The word separation...
6542938 Mechanism and apparatus for adaptive quality performance control in 3D based PC applications  
A mechanism for adaptive quality performance control in three-dimensional (3D) based personal computer applications is provided. The mechanism adaptively controls multiple application programming...
6532479 Data replication for front office automation  
Replication for front office automation involves the use of snapshots that are instantiated on laptops, in which refreshing the snapshots is driven from a master site with a high-performance...
6526388 Interoperable workflow management system  
An interoperable workflow management system controls an information disclosing range of a workflow case to prevent transmission delay even when the communication path has a small transmission...
6526398 Generating labels indicating gaps in retrieval of electronic documents  
A method and apparatus for document management including assigning labels to gaps in document production. The gaps may correspond to events that caused an individual to begin and/or cease...
6507854 Enhanced network caching and mirroring system  
A Program product code, a method, and a deviceare disclosed for an enhanced caching and mirroring router which modifies stored web pages in order to indicate the age, time of capture, and which...
6505197 System and method for automatically and iteratively mining related terms in a document through relations and patterns of occurrences  
A computer program product is provided as an automatic mining system to identify a set of related terms on the World Wide Web that define a relationship, using the duality concept. Specifically,...
6490600 Processing continuous data streams in electronic spreadsheets  
An improved electronic spreadsheet is provided for applications that require the processing of continuous data streams over a time-based data interval of size greater than one. The improved...
6490370 System and method for describing multimedia content  
A video processing device and method for generating a descriptor data structure representative of a feature that has been selected from among of plurality of features including visual, conceptual,...
6487564 Multimedia playing apparatus utilizing synchronization of scenario-defined processing time points with playing of finite-time monomedia item  
A multimedia playing apparatus plays hypermedia titles each consisting of a plurality of monomedia objects including at least one finite time monomedia object such as a video object, which is...
6484901 Automatic vending machine for sticker and caricature printed article  
An automatic vending machine for a sticker combinable caricature printed article is provided. The automatic vending machine includes a memory, a caricature outputting printer, a sticker outputting...
6484189 Methods and apparatus for a multimedia authoring and presentation system  
A multimedia authoring system uses a graphic interface display which is implemented as a part of a flow editor and is used to create and to program interactive multimedia presentations and...
6480203 System and method for processing an event of a graphical object  
A system for processing an event of a graphical object includes a processor coupled to an input device, an output device, a memory, and a data retrieval device. The processor executes an...
6477549 Transmission document editing device, a server device in a communication document processing system, and a computer-readable record medium that stores the function thereof  
A transmission document edition device edits a transmission document to be transmitted to a variety of mobile communication terminals from a document described in a markup language. A document...
6473778 Generating hypermedia documents from transcriptions of television programs using parallel text alignment  
An apparatus, method and computer program product for generating a hypermedia document from a transcript of a closed-captioned television program using parallel text alignment. The method includes...
6469643 Information processing system  
An information processing system for normalizing an input character string and storing the normalized character string is provided whereby the required storage capacity can be cut down. Normalizing...