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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/06Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/28/2006 > 131 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20060293909 - Content and playlist providing method: A content providing method includes the steps of preparing, on a network, a bulletin board server that provides an electronic bulletin board and a content server that accommodates content; enabling, by the bulletin board server, a second user to make a post on a topic when a first user introduces... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20060293914 - Document management system, client terminal, server, client program and server program: A user client terminal includes an approval request client to obtain circulation route information indicating a circulation order of circulation objective document data to send the information to a document management server together with the document data and an approval registration client which obtains the document data to present the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20060293905 - Exchanging electronic business cards over digital media: Graphical visual representations of electronic business cards may be generated from associated contact file information. Electronic business cards may be sent and received over digital media. Contacts information associated with received electronic business cards may be used for adding to or updating information contained in a recipient's electronic contact files.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20060293904 - Generating and rendering electronic business cards: Graphical visual representations of electronic business cards may be generated from associated contact file information. Electronic business cards may be sent and received over digital media. Contacts information associated with received electronic business cards may be used for adding to or updating information contained in a recipient's electronic contact files.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20060293913 - Method and system for licensing by location: An agricultural input supplier can provide seed products by tying the compensation received for the seed products to an evaluation of the land base on which the seed products are to be planted and/or the performance of the seed products on the land base. The evaluation of the land base... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: Pioneer Hi-bred
20060293912 - Method for data processing and display for detecting and/or predicting possible trends: A systematic method for detecting trends based on outcomes generated by a first process, comprising: (a) determining all possible outcomes associated with the first process, wherein the first process is associated with a range of possible outcomes; (b) coding the possible outcomes to provide a plurality of separate groups, wherein... Agent: Wood And Eisenberg, PLLC
20060293910 - Method for generating custom postage as part of a fundraising event: In a method for offering custom postage as part of a fundraising event, a database is associated with software for manipulating data stored in the database. Inquiries are received regarding offering custom postage as part of a fundraising event. Initial information is collected and stored in the database. A unique... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20060293907 - Method for generating custom postage stamps: In a method for offering custom postage stamps as a fundraiser, a particular organization is targeted as a candidate for a fundraising event whereby custom postage stamps, having original artwork thereon, will be sold, the original artwork being created by members of said organization. Guidelines are provided to the organization... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20060293915 - Method for optimizing accuracy of real estate valuations using automated valuation models: A method for obtaining a real estate valuation using an automated valuation model includes accessing a confidence score corresponding to a real estate property for the real estate valuation; forming a plurality of confidence scores from accessing the confidence score; assigning a standardized value to the confidence scores, arranging the... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20060293908 - Method for providing customized information to vehicle user: A method of providing customized information to a customer. In an embodiment, the method of providing customized information to a customer such as a car rental customer includes receiving at least one customer preference. Next, data is accessed in accordance with the at least one customer preference. Such data in... Agent: Ibm Corporation (swp) C/o Suiter West Swantz PC Llo
20060293906 - Method of developing a plan for replacing a product component using a scanning process: A method of developing a plan for repairing an aircraft by attaching a replacement part to a receiving portion of the aircraft comprises scanning the receiving portion of the aircraft to acquire information about at least one of dimensions, a position, and an orientation of the receiving portion. The method... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20060293911 - Methods, systems and computer program products for integrating carrier services into an enterprise: Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for integrating carrier services. In one implementation, carrier services are integrated into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system utilizing an integration platform. The integration platform may include a first, second, and third components. The first, second, and third components may interact to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060293903 - Sending and receiving electronic business cards: Graphical visual representations of electronic business cards may be generated from associated contact file information. Electronic business cards may be sent and received over digital media. Contacts information associated with received electronic business cards may be used for adding to or updating information contained in a recipient's electronic contact files.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20060293919 - Clinical protocol document production: A clinical protocol document is produced by generating a clinical protocol document having a chart section and a text section. The chart section displays drug dosage information and medical assessment activity information in a time-activity chart format. The text section describes the drug dosage information and medical assessment activity information... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20060293917 - Enterprise imaging worklist server and method of use: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a networked healthcare data management system. Certain embodiments of the data management system include a healthcare data archive connected to a network wherein the archived data comprises diagnostic, therapeutic, and demographic data. Certain embodiments further include a worklist server connected to the network... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20060293921 - Input device for web content manager responsive to browser viewers' psychological preferences, behavioral responses and physiological stress indicators: A bioelectrode input device, including a phone has control through buttons, electrodes, and sensors along its body for connection with the mastoid process, condyle, pinna (auricle), and the ear canal. The bioelectrode input device also may sensors for breath analysis, voice stress analysis, decibel analysis, galvanic skin response, body and... Agent: Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP
20060293922 - Method and system for generating statistically-based medical provider utilization profiles: A method and system for analyzing historical medical provider billings to statistically establish a normative utilization profile. Comparison of a medical provider's utilization profile with a normative profile is enabled. Based on historical treatment patterns and a fee schedule, an accurate model of the cost of a specific medical episode... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20060293916 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for enabling collaborative communication between browser and non-browser components in an advanced patient management system: Embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer-readable media for enabling collaborative communication between browser and non-browser components in an advanced patient management system. In one embodiment, patient data in the advanced patient management system is selected in a browser component. The browser component may include an Internet web... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20060293920 - System and method for collecting, organizing, and presenting date-oriented medical information: A method and computer program collects hospital patient and administrative information and presents the information to a user via an interactive user interface (34) that includes a plurality of activity windows. The activity windows list patients according to admission to a hospital department (36), scheduled surgical procedures (38), scheduled clinical... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20060293918 - Systems, methods and apparatus for cost analysis of medical devices: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through in some embodiments, the true cost of a medical device is determined by including in the cost a variety of costs such as maintenance and administrative costs associated with the medical device. In some embodiments, the true cost is included in a six-sigma... Agent: James D Ivey
20060293923 - Medical claims evaluation system: A method of determining the efficacy of treatment, correlation of efficacy to specified temporal events, physician and facility efficacy utilizes existing data bases of patient information to determine historic trends relative to patients, physicians, facilities, procedures, date of discharge, length of stay, end of benefits, date of discharge and other... Agent: Robert Veal
20060293924 - System and method for recording and auditing medical information: Systems and methods are provided for audio and video auditing and recording of medical information, particularly in a medical or other setting, and when the information is of a subject or patient. In accordance with one embodiment, the invention comprises a system having a display, a recording interface and a... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP
20060293925 - System for storing medical records accessed using patient biometrics: A system for viewing and updating medical records using patient biometrics including at least one biometrics database including a plurality of biometric identifiers, at least one records database including a plurality of medical data records, at least one biometrics reader for receiving two or more biometric identifiers from a patient,... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20060293926 - Method and apparatus for reserve measurement: The present invention describes a method and apparatus for constructing a historically based frequency distribution of unknown ultimate outcomes in a data set, the method comprising the acts of: (A) collecting relevant data about a series of known cohorts, where a new group of the data emerges at regular time... Agent: Kevin W. Grierson Willcox & Savage, P.C.
20060293928 - Method and system to recommend insurance plans: A system and method are provided to recommend at least one insurance plan (e.g., a health insurance plan) to a user via a computer network. In an embodiment, the method includes presenting at least one question to a user via a client device. The question may be for identification of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20060293927 - Payd: The invented business method introduces a system and processes which accelerate payment processing to enable a service provider to be paid in the shortest time possible and much earlier than the normal settlement process by introduction of intermediaries, systems and processes not in current use for such purpose and in... Agent: Vijaykanth Reddy Tummalapally
20060293929 - Electronic-ticket service system based on color-scale-code image recognition: An electronic ticket service system based on color scale image recognition for individual identification, purchasing certificate or bill payment. Different from the conventional black-and-white one- or two-dimensional barcode, the color scale uses assembly of color scales for various colors. Each assembly of multiple color scales represents one element, such that... Agent: Hdsl
20060293930 - Sales call management: Slots for sales calls to be made by sales representatives to sales targets are generated, reserved, delivered, managed, stored, analyzed, reported, and used.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20060293931 - System and method for processing trip requests: A system and method for planning trips and for processing trip requests that utilizes a centralized network for facilitating travel reservations and/or services. The system includes multi-purpose point of service terminals that provide a plurality of modules for various travel related applications such as an integrated e-mail booking module, a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer
20060293933 - Engineering method and tools for capability-based families of systems planning: A method of enhancing capabilities is provided. A family of systems capability and operational analysis is conducted to generate a set of operationally decomposed capability needs. Further, a family of systems functional analysis and allocation is conducted on the set of operationally decomposed capability needs to determine a set of... Agent: Greenberg-traurig
20060293935 - Methods and systems for incrementally exposing business application errors using an integrated display: Embodiments consistent with invention detect and display errors in a business application by analyzing a hierarchical model of the business application that enforces the hirarchical structure of configuration objects that are used by the business application. Detected errors are marked for the configuration object containing the error and propagated up... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20060293934 - Methods and systems for providing an integrated business application configuration environment: Systems and methods consistent with the invention create a model of a configurable business application that is compatible with an integrated development environment. The tools available in the integrated development environment (IDE) may be used as an integrated business application configuration environment (ICE) to analyze and change the configuration of... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20060293932 - System and method for defining attributes, decision rules, or both, for remote execution, claim set iii: A system of the invention comprises a design module, execution engine, and performance management module. A first computer hosts the design module which enables a user to define attributes, queries, and decision rules transmitted to the execution engine hosted on a second computer remote to the first computer. The second... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20060293939 - Design managing means, design tool and method for work breakdown structure: A WBS design managing means in project management, comprising: a WBS tree-like architecture designing means for implementing graphical tree-like design of the work items included in a project and their relations, and mapping them into an enhanced WBS data structure; a WBS attribute editing means for defining and editing attributes... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20060293942 - Method and apparatus for technology resource management: Apparatus, and associated methods, manage technology resources in hosted applications including: demand, service level agreements, assets both hardware and software, projects, labor, knowledge and provisioning. The apparatus includes an asset manager configured to couple to host servers and a network, to manage the host servers and software deployed thereon. In... Agent: Ojanen Law Offices Ltd.
20060293936 - Method and system for automatically transforming a provider offering into a customer specific service environment definition executable by resource management systems: The idea of the present invention is to provide a method for automatically transforming a provider offering describing a customer specific service environment in business terms into a machine readable form which can be automatically processed by resource management systems. The input for the transformation is the provider's offering in... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20060293940 - Methods and systems for applying intelligent filters and identifying life cycle events for data elements during business application debugging: Embodiments of methods and systems consistent with the present invention enable data-focused analysis and filtering of a business application data event log by reorganizing information generated by an application into categories associated with the objects used by the application, and filtering the reorganized information for analysis, debugging, execution tracing, etc.... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20060293938 - Methods, systems and computer program products for integrating carrier services into an enterprise: Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for integrating carrier services. In one implementation, carrier services are integrated into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system utilizing an integration platform. The integration platform may include a first, second, and third components. The first, second, and third components may interact to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060293937 - System and method of wireless carpool scheduling: A system and method of wireless carpool scheduling for notifying a carpool schedule change instantly is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of opening up a carpool schedule web page from a carpool application, submitting a carpool schedule change, updating the carpool schedule web page, sending an email notification to... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20060293941 - Systems and methods for modeling business processes using graphical symbols: Systems and methods are provided for modeling business processes. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for graphically modeling a business process. In the method, the business process may be modeled with a plurality of symbols. Each symbol may have a color corresponding to a semantic grouping and may... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060293943 - Facilitating automated meeting scheduling: A computer-implemented method for assisting in the scheduling of a meeting. A user who desires to schedule a meeting simply inputs the relevant meeting parameters. In response, the computer evaluates a number of possible meeting times by comparing the input constraints against a predetermined set of suitability criteria. Based on... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20060293944 - Generic interface to provide object access display views based on object type: Some embodiments are associated with a business information enterprise system having a front-end and a back-end. Moreover, it may be determined that a first object access display (e.g., an open or save dialog box) is to be provided at the front-end for a first type of object. A generic interface... Agent: Sap, Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20060293945 - Method and device for building and using table of reduced profiles of paragons and corresponding computer program: A method for the building and use of a table of reduced profiles of paragons enables the summarizing of a table of profiles of a set of individuals, all the profiles being defined by a same set of indicators, the profile of a given individual comprising values for said set... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20060293946 - Method for evaluating a business using experiential data: A method for evaluating and quantifying the risk, performance and potential of a business is disclosed. Experiential data generated by the business' activities is extracted and used as source data in evaluating the business. Experiential data includes both qualitative and quantitative information compiled from operating systems, databases, interviews, paper-based files... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
20060293950 - Automatic ad placement: A computer-implemented method is provided for controlling placement of ad impressions, corresponding to ads, displayed on a web page. The method includes recording features corresponding to ad impressions. Recording features can include collecting sufficient statistics for a Naïve Bayes model in some embodiments. A statistical algorithm is then used to... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20060293962 - Computerized networking device with embedded advanced content and web traffic monetization functionality: A networking device which may be positioned in a data stream between Internet users and Internet content providers, such that all Internet traffic between the users and the providers passes through the device. The device acts upon the passing network traffic to provide the end user with internet content/information/advertising and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20060293952 - Debit card incentive system and method: A system and method for encouraging a customer utilizing a financial card to perform a debit-type financial transaction rather than a credit-type transaction at a merchant. The customer is offered a price-per-unit (PPU) discount for fuel as a reward for performing the debit-type financial transaction. A point-of-sale (POS) system at... Agent: Steven W. Smith
20060293960 - Interoperable account junctions and omnicompetent value trusts: The present invention describes a system and method related to membership account management structures as used by issuers and applicants. Taken together, interoperable account junctions present a digest of how two or more participants involved in establishing membership accounts can normalize the information used in diverse subscription and maintenance functions.... Agent: Gregory Fx Iannacci
20060293949 - Method and apparatus for generating targeted advertisements: Methods and systems for generating personalized advertisements or greetings to specified users are disclosed. Existing advertisement methods do not allow advertisers to adequately target specific recipients, and the costs associated with typical Internet advertising, such as developing the advertisement content and purchasing advertisement space, can be prohibitive to smaller businesses... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20060293959 - Method and system for adding coupon information to network-based content: Some embodiments of the invention relate to a method and a system for enabling a user utilizing a computerized device connected to a network to receive targeted incentive offers. According to some embodiments of the invention, a system for enabling a user utilizing a computerized device connected to a network... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20060293957 - Method for providing advertising content to an internet user based on the user's demonstrated content preferences: A method of tracking and publishing categorical user interest data, based on computer user behavior observed by a server coupled in communication with the user's computer. The method includes, as a first step, responsive to a user navigating with a browser to a first content site, receiving one or more... Agent: Claria Corporation C/o Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20060293955 - Reporting of user equipment selected content delivery: A system and method is provided for use in connection with delivering content that is targeted to users of a broadcast network. In order to select content that is targeted to users of the broadcast network, signals are received from a plurality of customer premise equipment devices (CPEs) of the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20060293958 - System and method for combining interactive game with infomercial: A combination multi-media interactive game and video infomercial acts as an advertising business method wherein a seller of merchandise can combine both an advertising infomercial with a player and/or participant's playing an interactive game. Preferably, the game is a step-by-step strategic or random game, whereby a player and/or participant user... Agent: Alfred M. Walker
20060293947 - System and method for discounting fuel: A system and method of discounting a price-per-unit (PPU) of fuel during a fueling transaction by a customer at a fuel merchant. In one aspect, the invention identifies an issuer of the customer's credit card, associates the issuer with a PPU discount for the fuel, and discounts the posted PPU... Agent: Steven W. Smith
20060293953 - System and method for influencing customer behavior: A computer-implemented system and method of influencing customer behavior. The customer is offered a price-per-unit (PPU) discount for fuel as a reward for performing a predefined action. A point-of-sale (POS) system at a merchant determines that the customer performed the predefined action, and stores the PPU discount and a customer... Agent: Steven W. Smith
20060293961 - System and method for reward-based content distribution: A reward-based content distribution includes an access analyzer and a reward generator. The access analyzer analyzes an access to content by an accessing user so as to determine an originating user indicated by the customized identifier via which said content was accessed. The reward generator rewards the originating user for... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20060293956 - Systems and methods for e-mail marketing via vending machines: According to an embodiment, a device provides an offer, via an interface at a vending machine, for a benefit in exchange for an e-mail address. An e-mail address is received via the interface. After receiving the e-mail address, a promotional message is transmitted to the received e-mail address.... Agent: Walker Digital
20060293948 - Technique for correlating purchasing behavior of a consumer to advertisements: A system for correlating a consumer's purchasing behavior to his/her exposure to advertisements. The advertisements are disseminated to consumers via the Internet, radio, television and direct mail. Monitoring data of the consumer's exposure to such advertisements are obtained. A scanner is used to allow the consumer to create electronic images... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane Suite 1210
20060293951 - Using the utility of configurations in ad serving decisions: Instead of accepting competing ads and using an arbitration function (e.g., an auction) to choose winning ads to be served with a document, sets of ads (perhaps having different characteristics) can be generated, and an arbitration function can be used to select the winning set of ads. Such arbitrations on... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20060293954 - Voting and headend insertion model for targeting content in a broadcast network: A system and method is provided for use in connection with delivering content that is targeted to users of a broadcast network. In order to select content that is targeted to users of the broadcast network, signals are received from a plurality of customer premise equipment devices (CPEs) of the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20060293963 - Basket restaurant gift card: Stored-value gift cards which gift-givers can purchase and give to recipients, where each card represents a set of items comprising a restaurant “meal profile”. The gift-giver can therefore provide a gift of an intended meal, rather than a gift of a fixed dollar value. Gift-givers may be required to prepay... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm
20060293964 - Content data reproducing apparatus: The music data (output-prohibited music data) downloaded to the client terminal 2 cannot be output until it is formally purchased. In addition, this music data can be reproduced only while the user of the client terminal 2 is being registered to pay the predetermined fixed charges. Therefore, this prevents from... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20060293967 - Gift registry management through business contexts in a service oriented architecture: There is provided a method, system and apparatus for managing access to gift registry resources in a service oriented architecture (SOA) architected commerce system. In this regard, a commerce system that has been configured according to an exemplary aspect of the invention can include a gift registry including a set... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20060293968 - Media enabled shopping cart system with point of sale identification: A media enhanced shopping cart system comprises a shopping cart comprising a frame, a basket, a handle, a base tray, and a plurality of wheels, an inventory component for determining an inventory contained by the shopping cart, an identification component for associating a unique identity of the shopping cart, a... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20060293973 - Method and apparatus for conducting domain name service: A method for conducting Internet domain name service to users connected to the Internet comprises an automated procedure for transferring Internet domain name service from a domain name owner to a domain name manager. This method further comprises Internet sub-domain name services to prospective buyers based on domain names transferred... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20060293969 - Method and system for pre-loading media players: A vendor provides virtual storefront from which customers purchase digital media devices via an interactive network connection. The customer authenticates their media by means of a client application supplied by the vendor. The customer runs the application, which prompts the customer to insert the customer's media (compact disks) into the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20060293970 - Method for managing an electronic-commerce shopping cart: A method and system for managing an electronic commerce (e-commerce) shopping cart relating to communication between a shopper and a server over a communication network. A server whether a shopping command of the shopper has changed an attribute of a primary item in the shopping cart. After the server has... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20060293965 - Methods and apparatus for on-line ordering: Systems and methods for ordering supplies from suppliers or for other e-commerce activities are described. Standards for placing orders and registering catalog information in a database are described. Systems and methods for placing orders, preprocessing supplier information using geographic information, conducting data searches and analyses locally on user access devices,... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20060293972 - Product purchasing method, apparatus, and computer program product: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for transacting a product purchase by a user. The product purchase is processed by a purchase server that recorded a unique user identification and is connected to an information providing server and a client (connected to the user) via a network. The purchase... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20060293971 - System and method permitting customers to order selected products from a vast array of products offered by multiple participating merchants and related security publications: A universal automated order processing system represents multiple (e.g., hundreds or thousands) participating merchants who offer their products through the system. Customers become qualified for using the system by supplying a set of information (e.g., name, credit card number, shipping address) that is stored in a customer database. When a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20060293966 - Using mobile phones to provide access control and usage fee charges for mfds: Use of wireless technology to enable Point of Sale (POS) vending for Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) is disclosed. A user can enable the MFD through the Internet by calling or accessing a centralized server,. The user can access a previously existing account or establish a new account. Also, one time use... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20060293975 - Department based shopping map/list: A map is disclosed. The map is configured to aid a shopper while shopping in a shop having a plurality of departments. The departments are specific to the shop. The map includes a pre-printed shop specific pattern that includes graphical containers. Each container represents a department of the shop. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20060293974 - Method and apparatus for media buying: A computer-implemented method for graphically displaying media buying options (4) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a cost attribute and an exposure attribute for each media buying option and displaying a plot (1) of available media buying options (4), wherein the media buying options (4) are plotted... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC
20060293976 - System and method for managing online record store: The present invention provides an online record store management system and a method for managing the online record store capable of arousing site visitors' interest by continuously providing album information. Particularly, the online record store management system includes a display object selecting unit for setting a main range by selecting... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20060293977 - Auditable authentication of event histories for shipped and stored objects: This invention relates to a method and system for auditably authenticating the histories of events (e.g. temperature levels) experienced by objects (e.g. pharmaceutical products, foodstuffs, etc.) during storage in repositories such as warehouses and movable shipping vehicles. The method involves a) sensing an event experienced by an object; b) recording... Agent: Oppedahl & Olson LLP- Vai
20060293978 - Inventory management system: An inventory management system preferably including a supply crib configured to store a plurality of supply items. The supply crib has a controlled entryway to selectively permit access to the supply crib. A database contains inventory information relating to a quantity of each of the plurality of supply items allocated... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20060293979 - System and method for defining attributes, decision rules, or both, for remote execution, claim set i: A system of the invention comprises a design module, execution engine, and performance management module. A first computer hosts the design module which enables a user to define attributes, queries, and decision rules transmitted to the execution engine hosted on a second computer remote to the first computer. The second... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20060293990 - Apparatus, system, and method for determining and achieving a tax advantage through the specialized management of a plurality of charitable remainder trusts: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for determining and achieving a tax advantage through the specialized management of a plurality of charitable remainder trusts (CRTs). In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an input module configured to receive client input, a calculation module configured to determine the projected income distribution... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20060293981 - Identification and risk evaluation: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for identification of an individual and evaluation of risk from doing business with that individual. In one embodiment a method of evaluating a risk from conducting business with an individual comprises receiving identity information related to the individual. The identity information includes information... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20060293992 - Life settlement contract based investment methods, systems, and products: Investment or financing methods, systems and products that involve LSC-backing. An investment company invests funds directly into an operating company, partially for unrestricted use by the operating company, and partially to finance a hedge to protect the principal of the invested funds. The restricted portion of the invested funds are... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20060293991 - Method and arrangement for playing back media contents: An improved method and an improved arrangement for video on demand is provided. It is provided according to the invention that a VoD user can select media contents from the multiplicity (“library”) of media contents offered by a VoD provider and add said contents to a virtual loan resource assigned... Agent: Jungman Inc. Thomas C. Harris, President
20060293989 - Method and system for collecting bank account information from an individual and authenticating the individual prior to allowing the bank account to receive an electronic fund transfer: A computer-implemented method for collecting bank account information from an individual and authenticating the individual prior to allow the bank account to receive an electronic fund transfer, comprising providing a website; allowing the individual to obtain a password protected user account at the website; allowing the individual to sign on... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law
20060293986 - Method and system for exchangeable bundled option and no-principal debt securities: A bond comprises a coupon component that pays a periodic coupon during a first predetermined period of time until a maturity date of the coupon component without payment of any principal. The bond also comprises a call option component. The coupon and call option components are issued together in an... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy
20060293987 - Methods and systems for originating and scoring a financial instrument: A financial instrument exchanged between an owner of real estate and a source of capital. A request for a cash payment is received from the owner. The cash payment is disbursed by the source of capital to the owner. The financial instrument is originated from the owner to the source... Agent: Daniel H. Golub
20060293982 - On-demand and configurable earned value measurements reporting: A method and system for uniformly displaying and reporting uniform project completion information, such as uniform earned value measurements (EV), of a large-scale project having a number of individual subprojects. A set of EV Calculation Rules are defined and used as a guide in creating the uniform EVs. The uniform... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20060293988 - Reward system and method for cash replacement system: A reward system and method for cash replacement cards wherein a card is issue by or other financial institution to a cardholder. Such a card may be a credit or debit card and provides for a reward, not available to the general public, to the cardholder,based on his or her... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20060293984 - Rollover solutions: An apparatus for and a method of an electronic middleware interface consisting of communication interfaces designed to transfer data between financial record keeping systems and new account opening applications is presented. A retirement savings plan (RSP) administrator computer server communicates via the electronic middleware communication interfaces to a Rollover Solutions... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP
20060293985 - System and method for securitizing tangible assets in the alternative financial services industry: Methods for securitizing and facilitating the securitization of the pawned assets of a pawnshop to enable the pawnshop to obtain a greater amount of funding at reduced rates and to tap into sources of financing in addition to traditional markets. The pawnshop can sell the pawned assets to a first... Agent: Stephen P. Gilbert, Esq. Bryan Cave LLP
20060293983 - Systems and methods for automatically preventing delinquency of payment on financial accounts: Methods and systems are disclosed for automatically preventing delinquency of payment on financial accounts. In one implementation, methods or systems may be provided for associating a credit cardholder's account to the cardholder's bank account. If the cardholder fails to make a required monthly payment on the credit card account, the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060293980 - Weather-based financial index: A weather-based financial index is based at least in part on weather. The index may take into account any of a variety of weather factors, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, number of sunny or overcast days in a period of time, number of freeze days in a period of time,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
20060293994 - Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within a multi-unit online auction environment: A method of allowing a seller in a multi-unit auction facility to offer buyers the option of buying an offering at a pre-auction seller determined price or using a regular auction process. In one embodiment, the option to buy at the pre-auction seller determined price remains throughout the auction as... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth/ebay
20060293995 - Price determination for items of low demand: A computer-implemented system that facilitates establishing price(s) associated with items comprises a clustering component that clusters a collection of non-identical items into one or more sets of non-identical items. A pricing component receives one or more of active bids and stored bids and simulates an auction of at least one... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20060293993 - Suggesting and selecting a service provider to provide a service for a journey: Planning a journey includes planning the journey from an origin to a destination. A service along the journey is suggested. Bids for the service are requested from service providers, and the bids are received from the service providers. The service providers are evaluated in accordance with the bids. One or... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20060293997 - System and method for calculating and displaying volume to identify buying and selling in an electronic trading environment: A system and method are provided for calculating and displaying volume to identify aggressive buying or selling activity. In a preferred embodiment, market information such as the inside market, last traded price, and last traded quantity is received from the electronic exchange and is used to assist a trader in... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20060293999 - System and method for calculating and displaying volume to identify buying and selling in an electronic trading environment: A system and method are provided for calculating and displaying volume to identify aggressive buying or selling activity. In a preferred embodiment, market information such as the inside market, last traded price, and last traded quantity is received from the electronic exchange and is used to assist a trader in... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20060294000 - System and method for sub-sector specific investing: A method for accomplishing sub-sector specific investing. A sector sub-class specific exchange traded fund (ETF) having a number of shares is created. The shares are offered for sale, and one or more of the shares are sold to one or more appropriate buyers.... Agent: Brian M. Dingman, Esq. Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP
20060293998 - System and method for trading derivatives in penny increments while disseminating quotes for derivatives in nickel/dime increments: A system and method for trading derivatives in penny increments while disseminating quotes for derivatives in nickel/dime increments is disclosed. A trading engine receives quotes for a derivative in penny increments from at least one entity. The trading engine rounds out the quotes for the derivative in penny increments to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20060294001 - System and method for trading instruments using a data communications network: The invention provides a computer system and method for trading instruments using a data communications network which allows users to selectively view market depth information for the instruments in a plurality of different styles, each style corresponding to one of the plurality of available market depth views. The user can... Agent: Law Offices Of Grady L. White, LLC
20060293996 - Systems and methods for vending and acquiring order priority: Systems and methods for vending and acquiring of trading priority in electronic trading systems are provided. The systems and method preferably provide for vending and acquiring priority in any suitable electronic trading system. Such suitable electronic trading systems include, but are not limited to, hit/lift exclusive priority systems, price time... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20060294003 - Intercompany loan management system: The present invention is a computer based intercompany loan system (ICLS) for managing multiple intercompany loans between various lender companies and various borrower companies. The ICLS includes a loan manager module for setting up and maintaining a loan between a borrower and a lender. The ICLS also includes a batch... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20060294002 - Method and apparatus for transacting legal documents: The present invention relates to the compiling, transacting and dissemination of legal and associated documents. In one example embodiment, the present invention relates to the handling of documentation associated with Real Estate and Legal industries. In another example embodiment, the present invention relates to conveyancing and the publishing of documentation... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20060294006 - Business transaction process controller for composite transactions: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and apparatus for commerce transaction control for composite transactions. In a method of the invention, an object model of relationships between different transactions in a composition of transactions can be generated. The object model can be traversed and at least one transaction... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20060294004 - On-line currency exchange rate update for mobile phones: A system and method enables a mobile service provider to store and provide a selection of currency exchange rates directly for use in a user's mobile phone. This means that daily exchange rate calculations are accurate and daily updates ensured. The mobile phone user only needs to select the ‘to’... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20060294005 - Universal e-money brokerage service and method: A universal e-money system and corresponding method for financial transactions involving different online payment systems includes local brokerage accounts opened with each online payment system, and software modules programmed in a computer in communication with the online payment systems. The modules interface with a first online payment system to identify... Agent: Dr. Mark Friedman Ltd. C/o Bill Polkinghorn
20060294007 - Methods for facilitating validation of financial transactions made through a wireless communication network: A request for approval is sent to a payee, in a Simple Payment scenario, to accept or reject a transaction. A subscriber to the Financial Transaction Service has the ability to set up Special Lists of Financial Transaction Accounts which are submitted to Particular Rules to be applied when such... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20060294008 - Method and system for designing a probe card: A method and system for designing a probe card from data provided by prospective customers via the Internet is provided. Design specifications are entered into the system by prospective customers and compiled into a database. The collective feasibility of each set of design specifications is determined by an automated computer... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie
20060294009 - Read-only recording medium containing sample data and reproducing method thereof: The present invention provides according to an embodiment a method of reproducing digital content, comprising the steps of: (a) reading a position information where a sample data is present, the sample data being same as a portion of digital content and not encrypted; and (b) reproducing the sample data based... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20060294010 - Read-only recording medium containing sample data and reproducing method thereof: The present invention provides according to an embodiment a method of reproducing content, comprising the steps of: (a) checking whether information required for decrypting an encrypted content is present; (b) requesting the information to an external source based on URL (Uniform Resource Locator) information if the information is not present;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20060294011 - System and method for the maintenance and management of commercial property data: A method and a system for maintaining current data in a database is provided. The method includes sending a request to verify the accuracy of a data item to a data verifier, the data item selected from a set of data items, and the data verifier associated with the data... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20060294013 - Image commercial transactions system and method, image transfer system and method, image distribution system and method, display device and method: An image commercial transactions system and method, an image transfersystem and method, an image distribution system and method, and a display device and method are disclosed. A reception dealer accepts the transfer of an image recorded on a recording medium in a predetermined format with a handling condition intrinsic to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20060294012 - System and method for virtual attendance at special events: A system and method that provides for “virtual attendance” in real-time, as well as provides for recording the event. The system generally includes at least one video camera, an interface with the Internet for transmission of real-time video, a server, and an optional recording device. The equipment is installed in... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20060294014 - Method of recording and reproducing sample data to/from a recording medium and sample data containing recording medium: The present invention provides according to an embodiment a method of reproducing digital content, comprising: (a) determining whether a sample data is present based on an indication information indicating a presence of the sample data; (b) reading a position information representing a location of a sample data if the sample... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20060294015 - Method of recording and reproducing sample data to/from a recording medium and sample data containing recording medium: The present invention provides according to an embodiment a method of reproducing content, comprising the steps of: (a) receiving a digital content from an external source, the digital content protected by Digital Right Management (DRM) information, the DRM information authorizing a reproduction of the digital content; (b) requesting the DRM... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20060294016 - Music distribution system and associated antipiracy protections: Music is blanket transmitted (for example, via satellite downlink transmission) to each customer's computer-based user station. Customers preselect from a list of available music in advance using an interactive screen selector, and pay only for music that they choose to have recorded for unlimited playback, for example, by a “CD... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20060294018 - Digital rights management: A method of modifying a digital rights object including a first portion including a first key and a second portion including first control information for controlling the rights to content encrypted with a second key, the method including the steps of: a) calculating a first function from the first control... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP
20060294017 - Information server, information device, information processing system, information processing method, and informaiton processing program: An information device, an information device, an information server, an information processing system, an information processing method and an information processing program which can prevent an illegal extension of an expiration date while allowing the same user to redownload a license are provided. An information server (4) includes a license... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20060294020 - Method and apparatus for dynamic renewability of content: A method and apparatus for dynamically and transparently renewing licenses associated with downloaded content. Licensing associated with content can allow the provider to retain control over the content after it has been downloaded on to the user's computer. A license file or similar licensing parameter is the key to retaining... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20060294019 - On demand business model to reuse software license: A technique is disclosed for storing an electronic record of the existence of licenses available for use in a network of computers and the deployment status of programs covered by the licenses. License tokens are stored on a license server, and the stored license tokens are used to validate the... Agent: Synnestvedt & Lechner, LLP
20060294021 - Accounting processing device: To provide a technology enabling a proper accounting process by determining charge amounts for a plurality of contents on the basis of group information of the contents. A computer receives a content use request from a communication apparatus, searches out group information associated with the content from a storage unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20060294022 - Apparatus, system, and method for enabling a service: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for enabling a service. A receiving module receives a token communicated over a peer-to-peer network. An enablement module enables a service in response to an authorization data field of the token. A transmit module transmits the token over the peer-to-peer network. The apparatus,... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20060294023 - System and method for secure online transactions using portable secure network devices: A portable secure network device and method to operate such a device to provide secure login, secure online transactions, and to prevent online identity theft. An embodiment of the invention may be constructed by inserting a network smart card into a card reader, wherein either the card reader or the... Agent: Anderson & Jansson L.L.P.
20060294024 - Personal information distribution management system, personal information distribution management method, personal information service program, and personal information utilization program: The present invention is intended to allow distribution of personal information to be managed on the basis of not only a personal information management policy defined by a personal information producer but also management policies of all apparatuses which handle personal information when the distribution of personal information is managed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20060294025 - Mobile device communication system: A method and system to conduct financial transactions over a communication network is provided. Data associated with a mobile communication device user is received and stored, and a user mobile airtime account is allocated to the user. A purchase request is received from the user via a mobile communication device,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth/ebay
20060294026 - Digital rights conversion system: The invention is based on the idea that a mechanism is introduced, by which it is possible to convert limited digital rights, which gives the proprietor of the digital rights access to the work a limited number of times, into an unlimited digital right, provided that the number of accesses... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20060294028 - Methodology for determining the volume and market value of void space properties for the purpose of a sale, transfer or donation: A method for determining a volume and market value of void space properties comprises: determining a correct amount of void space to be utilized in an appraisal; performing a three-dimension volumetric calculation to determining the amount of void space to be appraised; determining reproduction cost for the void space; providing... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20060294027 - Multiplex assay pricing system: The invention provides a system for pricing multiplex assay products that have a manufacturing cost that is substantially the same over a wide range of multiplex levels. Typically, manufacturing costs of such a product increase only linearly with exponential increases in multiplex levels. The pricing system and method of the... Agent: Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Affymetrix, Inc.
20060294029 - Apparatus, method and system for preparation of mailpieces: A system, method and apparatus for preparing mailpieces. An inserter system for assembling mailpieces is controlled in accordance with mailpiece records in a mailing control file. The inserter system scans control documents included in the mailpieces to identify corresponding mailpiece records. The records include information identifying a selected method of... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20060294030 - Dynamic allocation of postal security devices: A system for dynamically allocating one or more postal security devices (PSDs), includes an indicia pool utilizing PSDs for generating indicia, a download pool for refreshing PSD funds, and a means for allocating the one or more PSDs among the indicia pool and download pool according to indicia generating requirements... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20060294031 - Systems and methods for automated meter system: Systems and methods of automated meter system may include a processor, disposed at the device, that generates a report including data directed to an amount of usage of the device, identifying information of the device, identifying information of the user, and identifying information of the manager, and a transmitter that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20060294032 - Fee calculation system for electrical energy consumption of motor drive and method for the same: A fee calculation system for electrical energy consumption of motor drive and method for the same. The electrical power consumption for the motor drive and for a motor driven by the motor drive are calculated and displayed. An instantaneous load power of the motor is calculated according to an output... Agent: Hdsl
20060294033 - Educational system and method for encouraging children to choose a nutritional meal: An educational system and method for encouraging children to choose a nutritional meal, designed to educate children in making healthy nutritional choices and rewarding them for so doing. The educational system and method for encouraging children to choose a nutritional meal has predefined menus featuring specific healthy food and beverage... Agent: Lytle Patent Services, LLC12/21/2006 > 99 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20060287872 - Amber alert system and method for locating missing children: A system and method for distributing information regarding a child abduction. More particularly, a system and method for distributing AMBER alert information via a computer system network to consumers at retail stores. AMBER alert distribution criteria is used to determine what retail stores to transmit the AMBER alert information to,... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20060287879 - Assessing and managing work-related musculoskeletal injuries: Methods, systems, and computer program products assess and manage work-related musculoskeletal injuries associated with one or more work sites. A method involves defining musculoskeletal injury categories and drawing relationships between the musculoskeletal injury categories by applying specialized medical knowledge. The relationships prevent informational disconnect between slightly disparate diagnoses between physicians... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20060287876 - Computer system and method for assessing family structures using affinographs: A method and computer program for graphically representing and assessing modern family structures. A plurality of family relationship objects are graphically represented on a graph. Each family relationship includes one or more person objects representing family members. Each family relationship object is graphically connected to one or more other family... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20060287873 - Enterprise asset management methods and systems: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method of doing business. A database of information is provided regarding equipment held by a plurality of separately-owned equipment using entities. The equipment held by a respective equipment using entity is determined. The determined information regarding the equipment is stored into... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20060287875 - Integrated customer assessment diagnostic tool: A method for providing a current state assessment of a life cycle management and support structure of an information technology environment which includes defining building block services wherein a building block service is any discrete benefit explicitly provided by a vendor to a customer of the vendor and the building... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20060287871 - Loyalty reward system and method for generating and tracking funds for third parties: A server has a processor, an operating system (OS), a database, a tracking module, a crediting module, and a delivering module. The database includes a user's information, revenue statistics, and revenue allocation for at least one organization selected by a user. The tracking module includes tracking relevant user activities with... Agent: Robert E. Krebs Thelen Reid & Priest
20060287874 - Management of information pertaining to application sales opportunities: Described are a computer-implemented system and methods for the aggregation, organization and management of material related to the selection and pursuit of targeted applications for the sale of products. A system receives application inputs of three types: account selection aspects, video production aspects and application profile aspects. A user interface... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20060287877 - Matching the fit of individual garments to individual consumers: A method and system for specifying the fit of garments and matching the fit of individual garments to individual consumers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes categorizing human body shapes based on dimensional and demographic body measurement data sampled from the human population, and statistically analyzing the measurement... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20060287870 - Method and arrangement for delivering mail: A method for delivering mail, wherein the mail is transported to a delivery address and a notification message is deposited thereon if the mail cannot be delivered to an authorized recipient. A charging area of a packet mailbox is allocated to the recipient of the mail by means of an... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20060287878 - System and method for facilitating the introduction of compatible individuals: A system and method for facilitating an online collaborative community for individuals to meet each other with the assistance of third party intermediaries or matchmakers. The system provides the intermediaries with a variety of features to participate and collaborate in the process of identifying potentially compatible individuals and arranging for... Agent: Novak Druce Deluca & Quigg, LLP
20060287880 - System and method for processing trip requests: A system and method for planning trips and for processing trip requests that utilizes a centralized network for facilitating travel reservations and/or services. The system includes multi-purpose point of service terminals that provide a plurality of modules for various travel related applications such as an integrated e-mail booking module, a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer
20060287881 - System and method for processing trip requests: A system and method for planning trips and for processing trip requests that utilizes a centralized network for facilitating travel reservations and/or services. The system includes multi-purpose point of service terminals that provide a plurality of modules for various travel related applications such as an integrated e-mail booking module, a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer
20060287887 - Injected drug identification and fail-safe system: The present invention is a system and method of pre-delivery drug identification. The system and method is implemented where drugs are being administered, such as in a hospital or clinic, and identifies the drug being administered to the patient before the drug reaches the patient. The system and method may... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20060287883 - Interactive, internet supported health and fitness management system: A wellness system monitors the controlled progress of patients under surveillance and includes a server base station which is generally off-site, a web-site interface and a local station at the point-of-use, which is generally a health or fitness center. A unique data base is created for each user and goals... Agent: Robert C. Curfiss Jackson Walker L.L.P.
20060287886 - Method and apparatus for generating medicine information: A medicine information outputting apparatus includes a medicine comment table for storing comments relating to combinations of medicine names. A prescription information receiving program receives prescription information from a user, and a comment information extracting program extracts from the medicine comment table, a comment corresponding to a combination of the... Agent: Patrick G. Burns Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
20060287882 - Method for refilling a prescription product: A method for refilling a prescription product for a patient. A patient is diagnosed with a medical condition requiring a prescription product such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system. At a predetermined time after delivery of the CPAP system, a provider forwards the patient a refill request postcard... Agent: Brett J. Trout
20060287888 - Method of grouping and analyzing clinical risks: A method of creating a classification system for rating the nature and severity of health care requirements, including obtaining a set of medical disease codes, categorizing the medical disease codes into major disease categories, and categorizing the medical disease codes in each major disease category into episode disease categories based... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20060287889 - Multi-user remote health monitoring system with biometrics support: A method for monitoring a physiological condition of a user with an apparatus in a computer network is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) storing authorization information in a nonvolatile condition within the apparatus, the authorization information being suitable for identifying at least one of (i) one... Agent: Health Hero Network, Inc.
20060287884 - Pre-delivery drug identification system: The present invention is a system and method of pre-delivery drug identification. The system and method is implemented where drugs are being administered, such as in a hospital or clinic, and identifies the drug being administered to the patient before the drug reaches the patient. After identification, the system and... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20060287885 - Treatment management system: A system and a method for managing patient treatment stores in the database a patient history for each patient including data related to observations, test results, diagnoses, treatment regimen(s) and a treatment plan associated with the patient. The treatment plan is administered to the patient and medical device operating data... Agent: Butzel Long
20060287890 - Method and apparatus for organizing and integrating structured and non-structured data across heterogeneous systems: The invention relates to an integrated method of identifying, aggregating and making accessible information from multiple heterogeneous sources including receiving data about an entity from a remotely located source; parsing the data using a parser specific to the remotely located source; if the entity does not have an existing unique... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20060287891 - System and method in a computerized environment for charting pediatric growth: A method for displaying patient growth data on a computerized growth chart is provided. A database including growth chart data for a computerized growth chart appropriate for a patient is accessed and the growth chart data is utilized to display the computerized growth chart. The patient's electronic record is accessed... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20060287892 - Insurance product, rating system and method: In the present invention, an insurance product, rating system and method generally relates to a rating and pricing system for quantifying the risk that the annual savings will not fall below specified levels associated with implementing and maintaining economic improvements. The product, system and method can be applied to various... Agent: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20060287894 - Life settlement business method and program based on actuarial/expectancy data: A method of determining a composite life expectancy of an insured is provided. The composite life expectancy may be for purposes of evaluating issuance of a life settlement policy. The method may include the steps of collecting personal medical data being representative of medical circumstances of the insured; collecting actuarial... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20060287896 - Method for providing crop insurance for a crop associated with a defined attribute: A method for managing the risk of growing a crop having a defined attribute. A grower is evaluated to determine whether the grower is associated with a qualified geographic zone or zones for growing a particular crop with a defined attribute. A performance predictor estimates or predicts a grower performance... Agent: Deere & Company
20060287895 - Negative equity insurance: A method is provided to compensate a vehicle buyer for negative equity in a vehicle purchased from a vehicle dealer and traded at a predetermined time after purchase of the vehicle. At the time the vehicle is purchased from a participating vehicle dealer, an insurer issues a premium bearing policy... Agent: William J. Mason Maccord Mason PLLC
20060287893 - Tax factored method of purchasing life settlement policies: A life settlement method is provided for fractionalizing a life insurance policy in response to economic circumstances of an insured having a life expectancy. The method may include the steps of determining a settlement payout goal in response to the economic circumstances of the insured; determining a policy market value... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20060287898 - Reservation method offering an alternative event: The present invention relates to a reservation server which comprises a retaining section for retaining store/facility information including a reservation-needed service and a reservation situation, a network terminal for outputting alternative event substituting for the service, a receiving section for receiving a desired service, a reservation managing section for selectively... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20060287897 - System and method for grouping and selling products or services: A system and method for grouping and selling products or services using a computer system, potentially connected to a network. The computer system includes a computer with multiple terminals, potentially instantiated as a server computer or computers and distributed client computers. The computer system presents a sales interface on some... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20060287899 - Computer-implemented method, system, and program product for conducting a trade-off study: A method, system, and program product for conducting a trade-off study are described. Under aspects of the present invention, a mapping of logical model to a physical model for a product that is a subject of the trade-off study is provided. Based on the mapping, component(s) for a configuration of... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20060287901 - Electronic knowledge resources: users' momentary assessment of the cognitive-behavioral impact of information hits: Users to self-report in real-time an assessment of the cognitive-behavioral impact of the information provided by electronic information resources, whatever their type (e.g. CMC, DSS or IRT) or platform (e.g. desktop, internet, handheld computer or laptop). A computerized real-world momentary assessment method is combined with a 5-level impact assessment scale.... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20060287902 - Fraud risk advisor: A fraudulent business transaction application (FBTA) is provided for monitoring application based fraud. When a consumer supplies account access information in order to carry out on Internet business transaction, the FBTA uses an online fraud mitigation engine to detect phishing intrusions and identity theft. Methods are also provided for calculating... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20060287900 - Inspection system and method of making and using same: An inspection system adapted to perform retro positive material identification of components of a multi-feature system. The inspection system comprises an electronic drawing, a positive material identification database, a field load sheet and a data logger. The electronic drawing has tagged locations identifying respective features of the multi-feature system to... Agent: Dunlap, Codding & Rogers P.C.
20060287903 - Enterprise asset management system: An embodiment of the invention is directed to an electronic management system having a database having information regarding equipment held by a plurality of separately-owned equipment using entities. The system includes logic that determines equipment held by a respective equipment using entity. The system includes logic that stores the determined... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20060287904 - System and method for electronic software delivery and management through channel partners: A system and method for facilitating delivery of software applications from software manufacturers and channel partners to their aggregated customer base are described. The system enables both direct customers of software manufacturers and customers of channel partners to receive electronic delivery of digital assets and licenses from a single electronic... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20060287905 - Calendar folders: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to calendaring and scheduling and provide a method, system and computer program product for providing calendar folders configured to facilitate access to a sub-set of scheduled events and associated content. In one embodiment, a calendaring and scheduling (C&S)... Agent: Steven M. Greenberg, Esquire Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20060287906 - Healthcare resource management system: A system determines patient acuity information to identify required staff competencies to meet a workload and supports role based reporting, notification, and escalation when acuity nears or reaches a predetermined saturation threshold. A system predicts healthcare worker workload using an acquisition processor to acquire multiple data items associated with care... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20060287907 - Method for providing answer for question on the internet: The present invention relates to a method for providing answers to a question wherein the quality of the question and answer data posted by users is evaluated to improve the quality of the question and answer in an answer and question service in which the users can ask questions and... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20060287908 - Providing feedback in a operating plan data aggregation system: In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes receiving forecast information from sales people in a computer. The method further includes receiving comments on specific entries of the forecast information from non-sales people in the computer. The method also includes receiving changes of the forecast information from the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20060287910 - Scenario analysis methods, scenario analysis devices, articles of manufacture, and data signals: Scenario analysis methods, scenario analysis devices, articles of manufacture, and data signals are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a scenario analysis method includes accessing a representation of a first scenario, accessing a plurality of representations of a plurality of second scenarios, analyzing the representation of the first... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20060287909 - Systems and methods for conducting due diligence: Systems and method for conducting a due diligence investigation include analyzing a value of a business relationship across analytical criteria. The analytical criteria are used to objectively rate the value of the business relationship. A graphical representation, based upon the rating, also provides an objective evaluation of the value.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060287911 - Competitive usability assessment system: An assessment system utilizing usability engineering and six sigma. An assessment may involve task analysis incorporating process maps or the like. This analysis may be extended into a development of user interface (UI) maps. Information about customer needs may be obtained from a voice of the customer (VOC). This information... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20060287921 - Acquisition and redistribution of internet access: The present disclosure concerns methods and systems for Acquisition and Redistribution of Internet Access. In some implementations the method includes acquisition of Internet access and redistribution for marketing, advertising, promotional, branding, dedicated applications, customized platforms, special events or any other purpose including combining or enhancing said access with content and... Agent: Anthony Defries
20060287919 - Advertising search system and method: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for searching advertisements are disclosed. Methods of searching advertisements include displaying a search interface to a user, receiving search data from the user, via the search interface, to request a search directed to advertising information and displaying search results related to the search directed to... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP
20060287913 - Allocating advertising space in a network of displays: Systems and methods for allocating space for advertisements in a network of electronic display devices are provided. Attribute information indicating retailer and categories of products available for purchase in the vicinity of a display device is maintained for each device in a database. Advertisers may upload advertisement messages to a... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20060287917 - Credit/debit card system and method with use incentives: Systems and methods implemented in a computerized credit card system for providing incentives to reduce a card issuer's losses (e.g., the percentage of accrued revenues which are uncollectible, or an amount of credit extended.) One embodiment comprises a system having a data processor and a data storage unit. The data... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier
20060287916 - Media marketplaces: Systems and methods of the present invention may relate to enabling content item generators to present content items for association of advertisements; enabling an advertiser to request association of an advertisement with at least one of the presented content items; and tagging the content items so that upon a subsequent... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20060287920 - Method and system for contextual advertisement delivery: A method and system for providing contextual advertising content from an advertising database is disclosed. Content data of a target server may be scanned for a matching keyword, which may be provided by a weighted keyword database. A subset of the content data may be generated, in which the subset... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20060287912 - Presenting advertising content: In an implementation, a client system receives a media stream from a content distribution system and presents the received media stream. When an advertising opportunity occurs in the media stream, the content distribution system inserts one or more initial ads and meta-data associated with the advertising opportunity into the media... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20060287918 - Rolling stock advertising method: A method of billing for advertising is described. The method comprises receiving position information indicating a vehicle location wherein the vehicle displays advertising material. The method also comprises receiving traffic information corresponding to at least the vehicle location and generating a billing amount for the advertising material on the vehicle... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20060287915 - Scheduling content insertion opportunities in a broadcast network: A system and method is provided to dynamically insert content into programming breaks of at least a first programming channel. In order to dynamically insert such content, status information regarding a current status of a programming channel is procured. Based on the status information, a plurality of available insertion options... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20060287922 - System for issuing short life coupons or other promotional devices: An improved short life coupon system which allows a television viewer to select discount or promotional coupons while viewing a television commercial. Coupon information relating to the commercial is sent to a central station which also contains up-to-date point-of sale information. This information is analyzed by the central station so... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20060287914 - Systems and methods for managing premiums: Systems and methods for managing premiums via a central management hub that interacts with multiple types of users. The rewards underlying the premiums may include travel, services, merchandise, or cash discounts. The premiums of the present invention have multiple expanded options.... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20060287923 - Service point management system: A service point management system includes an integrated queue management system and counter weighing apparatus. Both the queue management system and the weighing apparatus are linked to a store management system.... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20060287930 - Advertising and distribution method for event photographs: A method for providing on-line event photographs includes the steps of capturing multiple photographs during an event, and associating identifying data with each photograph taken. A database is accessed to search for the photograph utilizing the identifying data. A photograph is selected for ordering at a reduced price or for... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20060287924 - Auction variation: A method of marketing items comprising: publicizing an auction to sell at least one item, accepting a preset number of price bids for the items, applying at least one cancellation rule to selectively cancel zero or more bids, selecting one or more bids closest to a preselected low sum to... Agent: Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-cohen LLP
20060287925 - Automated sales center: The product information system of the present invention comprises a set of product information pages which comprises a product information page for each product sold within said system at any product sales organization site or available from any product producer within such system. The invention further comprises a set of... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20060287927 - Method and system for providing network support for management of household consumables: A method and apparatus for providing network support for management of household consumables are provided. A modified network system utilizes a scanner-enabled wireless mobile device and a product database (e.g. a national product database) to provide consumers with a convenient manner in which to manage an inventory of household consumable... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20060287931 - Networked system for interactive communication and remote monitoring of individuals: A system for remotely monitoring an individual. The system includes a server system for generating a script program from a set of queries. The script program is executable by a remote apparatus that displays information and/or a set of queries to the individual through a user interface. Responses to the... Agent: Health Hero Network, Inc.
20060287926 - System and method for building loads from requisitions: A system and method of optimizing loads to be delivered on a particular date to a particular destination in response to a plurality of requisitions for various items to be delivered from various vendors to various destinations. Requisitions are arranged chronologically and line items are moved forward for early delivery... Agent: Senniger Powers
20060287929 - System and method for information provider communication with information requester: The present invention provides a system and a method for an information provider communicating with an information requester. The system comprises a messenger server for managing instant messaging, identifying whether the information provider registers a timing available for communication, priority sequence of communication channel and communication means, searching communication means... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20060287928 - System and method for providing a certified photograph in a network environment: A method for providing a certified photograph in a network environment is offered that includes interfacing with one or more end users and managing information related to one or more of the end users. The method further includes displaying one or more photos of the end users and providing a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20060287932 - System and method for intelligent product configuration and price quotation: A system and method for integrating sales personnel and engineering staff in an organization includes automatically generating design specifications for a proposed system by displaying a predetermined sequence of inquiries tailored to known design parameters. In response to the inquiries, the system and method generates required design specifications and other... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20060287933 - Procedures for labeling wheels and putting them in storage: A method for labeling and storing wheels as well as rims and tires of motor vehicles in storage racks, including accepting a wheel set and assigning to it an unambiguously defined identifier of a compartment of the storage rack, attaching a paste-on label at a visible place in the motor... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates
20060287937 - Generative investment process: A generative investment process method and system is disclosed for managing investment opportunities. The process applies recursive decomposition to investment opportunities and applies a discrete combinatorial model to the resulting combinatorial investment portfolio, enabling evaluation of existing opportunities and generation of new opportunities. The process may apply decision analysis, value... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20060287934 - Method of and system for monitoring real time market data: A method of monitoring real time market data includes identifying a category of market data, calculating a result for the category of market data, and at least one of graphically displaying the result in real time and providing an audible indication of the result in real time.... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP
20060287935 - Methods and systems for providing enhanced capital advantaged preferred securities: In one aspect, the invention comprises a method comprising: (a) forming a limited liability company (“ULLC”) operable to issue LLC preferred securities; (b) forming a trust operable to issue trust preferred securities and to purchase LLC preferred securities from the LLC; and (c) issuing subordinated notes with at least a... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20060287938 - Methods and systems for providing preferred income equity replacement securities: In one aspect, the invention comprises a method comprising issuing perpetual preferred securities that provide non-cumulative dividends with a fixed liquidation preference; wherein valuation of the securities upon redemption or conversion is based on market value of a specified number of common shares, and wherein the securities are operable to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20060287936 - Subodmain name marketing: A method for identifying an item or service for sale or distribution as a subdomain on a primary domain owned by the operator of the invention, assigning the subdomain name as determined by the buyer or lessor of the subdomain. A primary domain name of the operator is used as... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
20060287942 - Delta-t order processing method and system: A method, computer program product, and client computer for defining an order execution delay period, such that the order execution delay period defines a maximum delay between an option order placement time and an option order execution time. An order option is received for a particular option, thus defining the... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20060287943 - Method and system for using reward points to liquidate products: A user selects a product to be liquidated from a product provider and then designates to the transacting entity that reward points are to be used towards the purchase of the liquidated product. The transacting entity acts to decrease the number of reward points in the user's reward account by... Agent: Anthony R. Barkume
20060287939 - Methods and systems for grouping and managing stock requests: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for releasing stock requests to a storage facility, such as a warehouse. Such systems, methods and computer-readable medium may generate a condition record reflecting a predetermined set of conditions to be met by the attributes of a stock request, receive the stock request... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060287944 - System and method for electronic spread trading in real and synthetically generated markets: A system and method are provided to analyze synthetic and real markets that offer interchangeable tradeable objects to find market opportunities that a trader may capitalize on. A synthetic market is an electronic market created out of real markets by a computer terminal or gateway. A real market is an... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20060287940 - Systems and methods for preventing server and network overload: Methods, system, computer readable mediums, and/or computer program products for controlling a flow of incoming quote transactions from clients to an electronic trading system communicating with the clients. The system comprises at least one receiving server adapted to receive the flow of incoming quote transactions from the clients and at... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20060287945 - Trading system: The invention provides methods for calculating a trading indicator for the price of a financial series and systems operable in accordance with the method. The trading indicator is calculated based on a measure of a price of a financial series over a time period. The time period is not fixed... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20060287941 - Unified service for auctions and classified advertisements: A system, method and data structure enabling remote users to selectively participate in electronic auctions and electronic classified advertisements. The system includes a user interface and a negotiation engine. The method includes obtaining from a first remote user a request to perform an action in connection with one or more... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20060287946 - Loss management system and method: Methods and systems of reducing risk of a credit provider making a loss for providing a good or service to a user include providing a first stage for evaluating applications to identify those with a high risk of the credit provider not being fully paid, providing the good or service... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20060287947 - Non-payment risk assessment: Methods, means and apparatus for performing a payment risk assessment include training a predictive model with past unsecured credit application data with good and bad outcomes and inputting a new unsecured credit application into the predictive model to produce an assessment of the risk that the unsecured credit applicant will... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20060287951 - Data reading device with multiple verification functions and verifications system thereof: A data accessing device with multiple verification functions and a verification system are provided. The device comprises an electronic certificate reader and a radio frequency signal reader in an outer housing. The electronic certificate reader can access an electronic certificate displayed in a portable electronic device of a user through... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20060287949 - Debt collection system: Improved methods, systems, and software are provided for facilitating debt collection by utilizing a non-term life insurance policy for making payments due by debtors to creditors. The life insurance policy can be implemented as, or in conjunction with, a sinking fund for maintaining premium payments received from a debtor under... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20060287953 - Global web-based financial remitance system and process: A computer-based technology platform with a distributed database and a uniform set of business rules is networked to money remittance transfer companies, banks, financial institutions and related entities that as unified service providers jointly create a one-system, web-based enterprise of global proportions for processing remittances. Cash management banks and clearing... Agent: Maine & Asmus
20060287952 - Method of selling a loss management system: Methods and apparatus for selling a loss management system include bundling a high risk usage or high risk payment behaviour detection stage with a high risk application detection stage, wherein there is no additional charge than that for providing the high risk application detection stage. Also described are methods and... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20060287948 - Network transaction discovery: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented technique for discovering the information technology resources that are involved in a particular networked business transaction. The system comprises three basic components. A robotic transaction playback client records the various steps in a particular transaction and can repetitively execute these steps to analyze the... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20060287950 - System and method for identifying an alternative provider of telecommunications services: A method for selecting a service provider includes receiving a selection of a provider of telecommunications services, the selection being associated with a buyer. The method further includes determining that the buyer does not meet credit requirements of the provider and selecting at least one of a plurality of alternative... Agent: Patton Boggs, L.L.P.
20060287954 - Method and system for tracking and verifying repair estimates, invoices, and billing exceptions: A method and system for tracking and verifying estimates, invoices, and billing exceptions for charges billed to a customer by a vendor is disclosed. The vendor submits an estimate via a billing verification system. The system generates an estimate record and facilitates customer review of the estimate. The system also... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20060287955 - Method and system of payment by electronic cheque: An offline payment method includes communicating a commitment value calculated by an electronic check medium to a terminal configured to receive a payment from the electronic check medium. The commitment value is calculated based on a first authentication code and a secret key, wherein the first authentication code is calculated... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20060287957 - Method and apparatus for providing limited access to data objects or files within an electronic software delivery and management system: A method and apparatus for providing limited access to data objects or files within an electronic software delivery and management system are described. A data object is transmitted to the system for storage in a library. Input of one or more restriction parameters is further requested for the stored data... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20060287956 - System and method for time based digital content access: A content reproduction control system comprising a server apparatus and a terminal apparatus that are connected via a communication path, wherein the server apparatus includes: based on time information attached to a content, a control information generation unit operable to generate control information for specifying a range for permitting or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20060287958 - Safe application distribution and execution in a wireless environment: The present invention provides safe and secure application distribution and execution by providing systems and methods that test an application to ensure that it satisfies predetermined criteria associated with the environment in which it will execute. Furthermore, by using rules and permission lists, application removal, and a modification detection technique,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20060287962 - Information processor, method for controlling the same, and image forming system: An information processor is capable of restricting the available application program interface for each application program. The information processor capable of executing a predetermined application program includes at least one application program interface for providing predetermined control function for the application program, a determining unit for determining an available application... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20060287961 - Method of controlling storage system: Provided is a computer system including: a plurality of storage systems interconnected via a network, each storage system including a logical volume that stores data; and a management computer that is connected to the storage systems via the network and includes a port connected to the network and a processor... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20060287959 - Software license manager employing license proofs for remote execution of software functions: A user of a local computer requests that a remote computer run a software function of an application program by sending the request along with a license proof demonstrating that the local computer is authorized to run the software function using their respective license management software. Upon verifying the source,... Agent: Patent Department Macrovision Corporation
20060287960 - System, method and program product to identify unutilized or underutilized software license: System, method and program product for identifying at least one of a multiplicity of software licenses which are not needed by an entity. Each licenses a same type of software to the entity and includes at least one condition of installation or usage of licensed software. The multiplicity of software... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20060287964 - Contact/contactless and magnetic-stripe data collaboration in a payment card: A method of providing a magnetic-stripe type payment card with coupons and micropayment authorizations provides an internal link on a payment card between a contact/contactless processor and a MEMS magnetic device. This communicates information received from a contact/contactless payments infrastructure to be presented to a magnetic stripe payments infrastructure as... Agent: Patents Pending
20060287963 - Secure online transactions using a captcha image as a watermark: Techniques for conducting secure online transactions using captcha images as watermarks are provided. Some techniques combine a trusted, secure device that utilizes a key to generate identifiers with a watermarked transaction verification request page to provide secure online transactions. The trusted, secure devices are provided to users for use in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20060287965 - Method and system for real time online debit transactions: An online payment method is disclosed which permits users to make realtime debit card payments over the Internet. The payor and payee preregister with the system by sending their PAN, encrypted PIN and encryption key to the system database using a debit card reader, and then enter user names and... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20060287967 - Methods and apparatus for agreement-based automated service provisioning: Techniques are disclosed for automated provisioning of resources to fulfill a service agreement. For example, a technique for use by a service provider for automatically provisioning one or more resources based on at least one service agreement offer of a service client comprises the following steps/operations. The at least one... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20060287966 - Methods and systems for authoring customized contracts using contract templates that include user-configured rules and questions: A computer-implemented method of authoring a contract may include steps of providing a database that includes a plurality of selectable contract clauses and a plurality of selectable contract templates, each of the plurality of contract templates including a plurality of rules, each of the plurality of rules being configured to... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C.
20060287968 - Method and system for collecting and pooling unqualified batches of mail for pre-sorting: A method and system is provided for collecting relatively small batches of mail that, alone, would not qualify for mailing at a pre-sorted postage rate and pooling them together with others for pre-sorting into a qualified batch of pre-sorted mail. The inventive method involves transporting mail in a traceable container... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP12/14/2006 > 130 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20060282273 - Alliance business relationship management method and tool: An alliance business relationship is managed by receiving a request for a relationship from a firm. An alliance taxonomy stored in a database is used to determine whether the request is an alliance. An opportunity in the request is identified and quantified. The alliance is formed, executed, and subsequently terminated.... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20060282282 - Bonus tracking system and method: A bonus tracking system and method is provided wherein bonuses are tracked based on individuals referring other individuals to a service. Bonuses are paid based upon the services rendered by the referred individuals. Referring individuals are awarded a bonus based on individuals directly referred, as well as indirectly referred individuals.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20060282278 - Determination of an entity's assets associated with an event: Methods and systems expeditiously identify a company's or other entity's assets that are in some proximity of an incident or event, such as an emergency or other crisis situation. Buildings can be identified within a stated distance and direction from the location of an event. Additionally, an estimated number of... Agent: Merchant & Gould Bellsouth Corporation
20060282285 - Fraud risk advisor: A fraudulent business transaction application (FBTA) is provided for monitoring application based fraud. When a consumer supplies account access information in order to carry out an Internet business transaction, the FBTA uses an online fraud mitigation engine to detect phishing intrusions and identity theft. Methods are also provided for calculating... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20060282270 - Identity verification noise filter systems and methods: The present invention provides systems and methods for reducing false positives during the process of identity verification. A host computer is configured to receive an association between a name and personal information, and an analysis is performed related to invalid, inconsistent or unusual elements of person's identity. A determination is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20060282277 - In-transit shipment re-direction service for reduced shipping latencies: A shipping redirection interface allows a seller to change the destination address while a package is in-transit. The seller orders a product from a low-cost overseas factory, inputs the seller's address as an initial destination and begins shipment on a slow container ship. A schedule generator calculates an optimistic estimate... Agent: Stuart T Auvinen
20060282283 - Media network: Advertising network system and method. A media network system and method is described. The media network system of the invention, identified herein as The Fast Twitch Media Network (“FTM”), provides a coordinated hub or network connecting artists, brands and audience aggregators. The interactive network system and method of the invention... Agent: Thomas J. Monahan Monahan & Costello, LLC.
20060282271 - Method and apparatus for shipping mail and packages: A method and apparatus for facilitating shipping pick-up services and managing shipping information. A customer may register with a shipping information management system (SIMS) to provide customer preferences and billing information to enable transparent shipping services with the SIMS. When a customer purchases postage electronically, an application on the customer's... Agent: The Hecker Law Group
20060282276 - Method and system for determining effectiveness of a compliance program: A method and system for determining effectiveness of a compliance program may include collecting subjective data related to effectiveness of the compliance program and means therefore. The method and system may also include collecting objective data related to effectiveness of the compliance program and means therefore. The method and system... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20060282274 - Monitoring and managing farms: A method of managing a farm includes preparing a farm management protocol and a code of practice and managing the farm in accordance with these documents. The farm management protocol includes instructions for farmers on the use of inputs to the farm to ensure that the outputs of the farm... Agent: Brooks & Cameron, PLLC Suite 500
20060282281 - Parallel generating of bundles of data objects: Computer-implemented methods, computer systems and computer program products are provided for parallel processing a plurality of data objects with a plurality of processors. As disclosed herein, the data objects to be assembled for further processing may be in bundles, the bundles obeying first predefined criteria, which is dynamically controlled by... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20060282272 - Persistent public calendar searching: Persistent public calendar searching is described. A library of public calendars is automatically searched to identify public calendars that may be of interest to a particular user. Public calendars that are identified as being of potential interest to the user are then recommended to the user. If the user selects... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20060282279 - Real estate information system: A real estate information system includes a computer system of an information provider memorizing real estate information, and terminals connected to the computer system through the internet. The real estate information includes information on a sick house syndrome concerning each real estate. A user searches through the real estate information... Agent: John S. Egbert Egbert Law Offices
20060282275 - Survey method for facilitating real estate transactions: The present invention is directed to a dynamic survey for extracting data from a consumer that is contemplating a real estate transaction (e.g., the purchase or sale of a residence), processing the data to produce a report, and providing the report to the consumer. In one embodiment, a Web server... Agent: Christopher J. Kulish, Esq
20060282280 - Ticket and data management: A locator including a processor; a memory configured to store location data; a locator circuitry coupled to the processor and configured to receive and process signals related to the location of a utility line; and a visual data input device coupled to the processor and configured to receive visual data,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060282284 - Truck-trailer unloading services management system and method: A method of managing trailer-truck unloading services fees in a conduction of goods market with a large-scale buyer comprises establishing a service-provider which subscribes customers from predominantly among a seller community. The service-provider is designed to negotiate terms with the unloading service regarding fees for trailer-truck unloading and product sorting... Agent: Jonathan A. Bay Attorney At Law
20060282290 - Components and methods for patient infusion device: A fluid delivery device including a housing, a reservoir positioned within the housing, and a transcutaneous access tool positioned within the housing and including, a cannula in fluid communication with the reservoir and linearly moveable along an axis of the transcutaneous access tool through a port in a wall of... Agent: Insulet Corporation
20060282286 - Evidence-based quality improvement and risk management solutions method: A computer-implemented method includes determining a set of related medical activities based on received medical evidence, providing a set of tools, each tool corresponding to at least one of the related medical activities in the set, identifying a set of content blocks in each tool in the set of tools,... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20060282288 - Methods of providing a patient with aesthetic improvement procedures: The invention relates to methods of providing a patient with aesthetic improvement procedures having two consultations. Aesthetic improvement information is obtained from the patient. Individual providers of aesthetic improvements are consulted a first time. A second consultation is conducted with multiple of the aesthetic improvement providers to provide an aesthetic... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20060282289 - System and method for health care financing: A system for health care financing comprises at least two health care providers, a vendor/operator, an electronic price list, at least one employer having at least one participating employee, at least one deposit account for each of the employees, and at least one high-deductible insurance policy that is available to... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20060282287 - System for providing integrated healthcare management services: A system for reducing the costs associated with providing medical care associated with the provision of specialized medical equipment and service is provided. In such a system a common management organization; a group of physicians; and a medical manufacturing, supply, and/or equipment company partner together to provide discounted medical supplies... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20060282292 - Healthcare informed consent system and methods: A system and methods for creating electronic informed consent documents regarding a healthcare-related research study. Such informed consent documents can include multimedia content to help the prospective participants make an informed decision as to whether or not to participate in the study. In addition to providing easy to understand information... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20060282291 - Method and means for analysis of incident data: A method and a computer system for implementing the method for the analysis of avoidable potentially harmful incident data employing a hierarchical series of response requests in the form of a question to be answered, and one or more generic response identifiers selected from a data base of a plurality... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20060282293 - System and method for providing automated notification of hospital admissions: A method for notifying a religious contact designated by a subscriber that the subscriber has been admitted to a hospital is provided. The method includes determining that a person is an admitted patient admitted to a hospital, determining that the admitted patient subscribes to a hospital admission notification service, retrieving... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20060282295 - Method for providing enhanced risk protection to a grower: A method of managing the risk of a grower of a crop comprises obtaining individual risk factor data for growing a particular crop in a grower's field or fields and regional risk factor data for a region associated with grower's field or fields. A data processing system determines a regional... Agent: Deere & Company
20060282296 - Method for using environmental classification to assist in financial management and services: Managing risks of crop production can be performed by understanding the relative performance of different agricultural inputs under the same or similar environmental conditions. In addition, managing of crop production risks can be performed by understanding variations in the performance of the same agricultural inputs over a range of environmental... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: Pioneer Hi-bred
20060282294 - Supplemental crop insurance and method for providing risk protection to a grower: A method for providing risk protection to a grower of a crop comprises reviewing a first crop insurance policy covering a first risk associated with an average yield of a group of growers. An insurer receives an assignment of at least a portion of the indemnification under the first crop... Agent: Deere & Company
20060282297 - Method for satisfying certification requirements and verifying the integrity of structural health management systems: A method for verifying the integrity of a structural health management system comprising a plurality of sensors mounted on a structure, a baseline data set for each of the plurality of sensors and a calibration procedure that uses the structure itself as part of the reference standard is disclosed. Initially... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20060282298 - Diary management method and system: Methods and systems are provided for deriving a user model from a plurality of event records relating to events, each event record comprising data relating to attributes of an event, the method comprising: identifying a plurality of sequences of event records from said plurality of event records, each sequence containing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20060282299 - Method for use of environmental classification in product selection: Methods and software for selecting seed products or other agricultural inputs for planting within an associated land base include classifying the land base with an environmental classification, determining at least one seed product to plant within the land base based on the environmental classification, and providing an output comprising identification... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: Pioneer Hi-bred
20060282300 - System for influencing and monitoring the movement of products: The present invention relates to a system for influencing and monitoring the movement of products between points along a pathway. The invention enables monitoring of products throughout the entire supply chain from, for example, the site of manufacture to the end-user, for example, the patient. At least one point-product interface... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20060282301 - Real time estimation of rolling averages of cumulative data: (c) an event processor 308 operable, for a selected a base time interval for accumulating a cumulative datum and a width of a rolling window, the width of the rolling window being at least one of (i) equal and (ii) greater than the base interval and being an integer multiple... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.
20060282302 - System and method for managing healthcare work flow: A system and method for managing tasks and workflow in a complex environment such as a healthcare unit are described. The architecture of the inventive system includes core components and peripheral components that interact with each primarily through an interfacing event framework application within the core system. In addition to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20060282303 - Distributed organizational analyzer: A distributed organizational analyzer configured to determine characteristics of an organization based on tasks performed by both clients and servers is provided. The characteristics determined by the distributed organizational analyzer may include relationship trends, emerging topics and other organizational intelligence related information. The clients are configured to generate profiles for... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Attn: Patent Group Docketing Department
20060282304 - System and method for an electronic product advisor: A system and method operates on a client device and acquires a suspect list of user products based on information derived from the client device. The system normalizes the list, and the user confirms the accuracy of the product list. The user product list is sent to a server where... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20060282306 - Employee selection via adaptive assessment: An employee can be selected (e.g., employee job performance can be predicted) via a predictive model. Items presented as part of an assessment can be chosen according to which has greatest predictive power. The next item to be presented can be selected based on imputation of inputs to the predictive... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20060282305 - Methods, systems, and storage mediums for managing accelerated performance: Exemplary embodiments relate to methods, systems, and storage mediums for providing a disciplined approach to managing accelerated performance activities. The method includes identifying an opportunity; developing an activity list of at least one of a task and a behavior that relate to the identified opportunity; performing a time study associated... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20060282325 - \"found and returned\": a business system for the return of found items by selling guarantee of pre-paid service and shipment: The invention is a method of doing business by which a Guarantee of services and shipment is sold at retail, by contract, or on open account by a business entity, hereafter referred to as the Guarantor. The Guarantor engages in the business of selling guarantees of pre-paid service or pre-paid... Agent: Peter Martin
20060282316 - Ad click cache on a user device and method: An advertisement is stored locally on a memory of a device (such as a mobile station), and the device is used to display the advertisement on at least two distinct occasions. For each individual occasion, information concerning display of the advertisement by the device is stored locally. In response to... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP
20060282312 - Advertisements in an alert interface: Advertisements are incorporated into alerts generated for a user. A server-side alert delivery system can be used by a partner server, client device, or other server to deliver an alert to a user about some event the user has requested. A relevant advertisement is selected based upon the content of... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20060282328 - Computer method and apparatus for targeting advertising: In a global network of computers, a method ad system of profiling a user for targeting advertisements is disclosed. The method and system obtains and/or infers demographic information from end-users using on-line means. The invention next monitors end user activity and determines keywords therefrom. The system and method profiles an... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20060282327 - First party advertisement serving: Adservers with the ability to access advertiser cookies and vice versa when both are serving from the advertiser's domain are provided, thereby avoiding the overhead and delay in backend cookie synchronization efforts. Further, advertising cookie data can be gathered regardless of whether a user is browsing a publisher's web site... Agent: Hensley Kim & Edgington, LLC
20060282324 - Merchandise management system and information storage medium: A merchandise management system comprises a shelf tag provided in man exhibit position of a product, and a portable reader/writer for changing a display content on the shelf tag. The shelf tag comprises a display section using an electronic paper, an IC tag, a control section which changes product information... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20060282313 - Method and apparatus for directory advertising: A method and apparatus for telephone based directory advertising. The device features a telephone directory for advertisers that employs the advertiser's business card as the artwork for business card dimensioned advertisements. Customer retention and response is enhanced by the employment of grid lined maps. Geographic designators are situated adjacent to... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20060282321 - Method and system for bulk soil marketing, order entry and delivery: In a method of bulk soil order entry, delivery and marketing, an order for bulk soil bags is received and recorded, along with a delivery address. Each bag has a re-closable top portion, and an outer surface having promotional indicia thereon. The bags are loaded onto a truck bed and... Agent: Lang Michener LLP
20060282319 - Method and system for substituting media content: A business entity can replace original advertising content in which the business has little or no economic interest with alternative advertising content in which the business has more economic interest. A media program, such as a television show, can have associated original advertising content that can provide economic benefit to... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20060282315 - Method of marketing and merchandising plants: The present invention method for the marketing and merchandising of plants involves the personification of one or more plant species with a “personality” or “character” having particular attributes. The one or more personifications are each exemplified by a particular human form. The exemplification thereby enhances promotion and identification of the... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310
20060282322 - Method of product niformation distribution: A method for providing product information enabling consumers a time efficient means for acquiring information on products identified in advertisements. The method also facilitates tracking of the number of customer contacts with each product advertisement.... Agent: Michael A. O'neil Michael A. O'neil, P.C.
20060282318 - Method of suspending an internet advertising campaign for an advertised web site when the web site is inaccessible: A method of suspending an Internet advertising campaign for a web site that is inaccessible to an Internet user so that an operator of the web site does not incur Pay-Per-Click charges while the web site is inaccessible, comprising the steps of determining the accessibility of the web site, and... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20060282308 - Methods and apparatus for a wireless terminal with third party advertising: card with indicium of sponsorship: A sponsor compensates an entity, such as a wireless service provider or an intermediary, in exchange for allowing the sponsor to advertise on a card, such as a phone card. The card, which is available for purchase by consumers, is used to purchase a wireless service. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20060282307 - Methods and apparatus for a wireless terminal with third party advertising: method for third party advertising: A sponsor compensates an entity, such as a wireless service provider or an intermediary, in exchange for allowing the sponsor to advertise on a card, such as a phone card. The card, which is available for purchase by consumers, is used to purchase a wireless service. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20060282317 - Methods and apparatus for conversational advertising: A method of rewarding conversational activity of a user maintaining a promotional conversation with an automated agent includes causing an automated agent to be presented to a user engaging a local computer, causing promotional information to be conveyed to the user in a promotional conversation via the automated agent, causing... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP
20060282326 - Network systems and methods for promoting products and services: The present invention provides networks and method for promoting specific products and/or services that are associated with an identification system and are uniquely identifiable with a first and a second code. The first code is associated with a charge and the second code is associated with no charge. The ratio... Agent: Law Offices Of Khalilian Sira, LLC
20060282309 - Peer-to-peer advertisement platform: A peer-to-peer advertisement platform is provided to ubiquitously promote products or services supplied by advertisers across content-based applications executing on nodes in a peer-to-peer network. The peer-to-peer advertisement platform may include a registration component to register nodes in the peer-to-peer advertising platform, an advertisement submission component to receive advertisement data... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20060282310 - System and method for providing discounts to members at participating merchants and commissions to referring entity: A computer system and method includes a discount program and a referral program. A sponsor, such as a credit union, enters into arrangements with merchants to offer a discount program to members. The member receives an instant discount off the purchase at a participating merchant. The sponsor receives a referral... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20060282323 - Systems and methods for vending machine jackpots: According to an embodiment, a jackpot may be available as a prize and/or incentive via a vending machine. In some embodiments, a network of vending machines may contribute to and/or define the jackpot.... Agent: Walker Digital
20060282311 - Targeted advertisement network that integrates with store-shopping: A new targeted Advertisement network that integrates with store-shopping includes at least one on-line provider of advertisements, a network of computers with assigned attributes for displaying the advertisements, a software collecting the assigned attributes of the computers and delivering the advertisements to the computers accordingly, and a desktop program installed... Agent: Jianfeng Jiang
20060282320 - Targeted advertisement network that integrates with store-shopping: A new targeted Advertisement network that integrates with store-shopping includes at least one on-line provider of advertisements, a network of computers with assigned attributes for displaying the advertisements, a software collecting the assigned attributes of the computers and delivering the advertisements to the computers accordingly, and a desktop program installed... Agent: Jianfeng Jiang
20060282314 - Universal advertisement services architecture: A universal advertisement services system provides a common framework for managing web-based advertisement campaigns associated with various kinds of advertisement formats and advertisement pricing mechanisms. A unified set of interfaces is provided for advertisement configuration, fetching, arbitration and optimization, and advertisement campaign validation, exposing services to external parties as well... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20060282329 - Method and kit for simulating a restaurant: The present invention relates to a method and kit for simulating a restaurant. The method and kit include at least one menu, at least one food or beverage item, and simulated currency.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20060282330 - Method and system for outsourced rfid labeling and tracking: Methods for outsourced radio frequency identification (RFID) labeling and tracking comprising the steps of providing a managed central server unit for handling and processing RFID label data and/or tracking data of labeled goods, whereas the central server unit can be remotely accessed by users via local clients; providing connecting means... Agent: Nath & Associates
20060282331 - Self-checkout method and apparatus including graphic interface for non-bar coded items: An apparatus and method for self-checkout of non-bar coded items is provided. The apparatus includes a PLU entry device, a PLU database and a processing unit. The PLU entry device includes a display and a GUI. The GUI provides on the display a predetermined image corresponding to a non-bar coded... Agent: Clifford Chance US LLP
20060282332 - Method for transmitting a wireless receipt to a personal digital device: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a wireless receipt to a personal digital device. A cash resister determines that a customer with a personal digital device wants a wireless receipt transmitted to the personal digital device. The cash register determines the wireless protocol that the personal digital device... Agent: Lucent Technologies Inc. Docket Administrator
20060282333 - Electronic search method for telecommunication network: A method of searching business information through a telecommunication network includes the steps of (a) providing an information center having a business information database which stores a plurality of vendor accounts; (b) receiving a search request from a user's portable communication device, wherein the search request is analyzed to generate... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan
20060282335 - Increases in sales rank as a measure of interest: A facility for displaying consumption information about items is described. The facility uses a current consumption rank for each of a number of items and at least one or more previous consumption ranks for each of these items to attribute to at least a portion of the items a score... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20060282336 - Internet search engine with critic ratings: The present invention provides an internet search engine and associated website which provides users with ranked website search results. In an aspect of the present invention, the search engine and associated website provides a critical rating function. Critics can be human experts who review websites on the internet and rate... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20060282337 - Method of product information distribution: A method for providing product information enabling consumers a time efficient means for acquiring information about and/or purchase products identified in product promotions. The method also facilitates tracking of the number of customer contacts with and purchases from each product advertisement.... Agent: Michael A. O'neil Michael A. O'neil, P.C.
20060282338 - Method of providing a soft toy: A method of providing a soft toy, includes forming with a textile fabric a first subassembly, personalizing a second subassembly, and connecting together the first and second subassemblies. The first subassembly is a body that defines a first aperture, and the connecting includes the second subassembly occluding the first aperture.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20060282334 - Rfid-enabled personal shopping assistant system and method: The present invention relates to a personal shopping assistant system applying radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, i.e. an RFID-enabled personal shopping assistant system. The system of the invention is comprised of a plurality of trade articles, each having an RFID tag attached thereon, at least a mobile device, each having... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell
20060282339 - Catalog taxonomy for storing product information and system and method using same: A catalog taxonomy organized in a tree-like configuration including at least one first tier product category having at least one first tier attribute associated with products in the first tier category, and a plurality of second tier product categories branching from the first tier product category and defining subcategories, at... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20060282348 - Data structure and architecture for processing transaction data: A reduced PID tag set specification represents POS transaction data in a manner that is largely retail store product specification independent. A reduced PID tag set specification is a tagged format specification in which a number of PID tags in the tagged format specification is less than the number of... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20060282342 - Image-based inventory tracking and reports: In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods and systems for using images as a basis for creating and organizing records in an inventory database. From the user's perspective, the image is the primary key to the inventory database. By selecting and moving images representing items in the inventory, the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20060282340 - Inventory management system: An inventory management and tracking system for tracking items with RFID tags, which includes a business logic rules engine having a plurality of rules which dictate how information is assembled and presented, provides specific dataset definitions which govern import and export of data to disparate systems, and provides an interface... Agent: Vermette & Co.
20060282347 - Method and apparatus for making production plan of recycled material and products utilizing recycled material: According to a lower limit value of the recycling ratio of collected used products in a storage, constitution of raw materials of collected used products in a storage, constitution of products utilizing recycled materials in a storage, a lower limit value of a recycled material utilization ratio in a storage,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20060282341 - On site collection of usage data of potentially hazardous material: A data collection device is provided with instructions adapted to facilitate on site collection of usage data of potentially hazardous materials at (various locations of) a site of an entity.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20060282343 - Paper manufacturing system and method: Paper is manufactured by receiving an order for paper, and allocating the paper order to a specific mill and allocating inventory to the order in a first linear programming optimization. Production of orders within one or more mills are sequenced using a second linear programming optimization.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20060282349 - Product transport control system: By a computer for product transport control, data concerning products and data concerning shipment, which have been input from computers installed at production sites, and data concerning transport conditions, which have been input from computers installed at transporting agencies that transport the products, are received via a network, unified control... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20060282346 - System and method for managing manufacturing, ordering, and distribution in a supply chain: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for minimizing stock outs and costs by managing manufacturing, ordering, and distribution in a supply chain. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for coordinating production across a supply network is provided. The method includes the steps of identifying one... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20060282345 - System and method for managing retail and wholesale operations: A unified ordering, warehousing, accounting, inventory, sales, delivery and communications system and method. Although the system and method pertain to the furniture operations and sales, the system and method can also be used by different entities in other retail and wholesale operations. The system is accessed over the Internet by... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd
20060282344 - Tracking sales of alcoholic beverages at a venue: Methods and systems for tracking a sale of an alcoholic beverage to an individual at a venue includes personalized information, such as height, weight, age, prescription medicines, etc., tied to a local or remote identifier of the individual. During use, the individual presents the identifier to an operator at the... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20060282350 - Enterprise resource planning system and method for managing bill of material transactions: A computer-implemented method of managing bill of materials (BOM) transactions in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is provided. The method includes calling a BOM form from an ERP server. The BOM form graphically illustrates at least one of a plurality of related tables corresponding to BOM processes, as well... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20060282351 - Intellectual property account management device and intellectual property account management program: An intellectual-property accounting management device includes an acquisition price storage unit (202) for storing an acquisition price for each intellectual property, and means for updating the acquisition price in the acquisition price storage unit (202) by inputting the amount of the acquisition expense expended for acquiring a particular intellectual property... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20060282353 - Object oriented visual accounting system: An object oriented visual accounting system that enables accounting tasks to be handled in the same way that they work in real life. Each entity (object), such as a person, mortgage or other asset or liability, is represented by a self-contained MoneyCell. The MoneyCell is dropped onto a stream of... Agent: David Cameron Gikandi
20060282352 - Printing device accounting data push systems and methods: Method and system embodiments push accounting data from a printing device to a database. The method/system first accumulates accounting data (printing volume data) in the printing device and then initiates a process of sending (pushing) the accounting data to a database operated by a first entity over a network. The... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20060282354 - System and method for recreating tax documents: Systems and methods for recreating a copy of a previously filed tax document of a user is provide. In exemplary embodiments, an order processing engine receives a user's order request for a copy of a previously filed tax document. The order request is processed with an agency, such as the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20060282355 - Actively managed credit linked note program: A financial investment product that allows an investor to take leveraged exposure to a customized, dynamic pool of credits and earn an enhanced yield. The product consists of a special purpose vehicle, such as a trust, containing one or more underlying assets and a portfolio of diversified credit default swaps.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20060282361 - Electronic trading system with market-centered display and dynamic price tracking: A system for electronic trading enables users to trade financial instruments by displaying information relating to financial instruments in a market-centered manner, tracking user selections of price and quantity of contracts for the financial instrument, and initiating placement of a user-specified order as the market changes. The system includes a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20060282359 - Method and apparatus for obtaining, organizing, and analyzing multi-source data: The tool of the invention is a data gathering and analytical process that uses internal customer data and external CRA data to build a consumer credit market data base and data structure. The internal customer data is classified according to identified Customer Attributes, the CRA data is also classified according... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20060282358 - Method for facilitating real estate investments and investment management thereof: A method for facilitating real estate investments for formulating, managing and facilitating an investment strategy for a variety of property types and geographic markets. The method provides a real estate investment model having a cash flow while providing a back end equity build. Further, the method permits control of equity... Agent: Ruben C. Deleon Winstead Sechrost & Minick P.C.
20060282362 - Methods for asset health management and systems thereof: A method, computer readable medium, and system for optimizing utilization of one or more assets includes obtaining at least one of operational data and condition data for one or more elements of at least one of the assets. At least one of historical maintenance data and life-cycle data for the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20060282357 - Selecting a building system component: A method of the present invention for selecting a building system component includes compiling information about a building system component; compiling information about a customer; generating without additional user input a menu of building system component options available to the customer, the menu being based on at least the information... Agent: Dahl & Osterloth, L.L.P.
20060282356 - System and method for structured put auction rate combination structure: A trust can issue notes based on pooled home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). During a predetermined period, interest and principal payments can be made in connection with the HELOCs can be used to make payments to noteholders, to further capitalize or enhance the underlying loans or certificates based on... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20060282363 - Systems and methods for improving investment performance: Methods for a data processor implemented system monitor for enabling persons to turn over the allocation their investment assets, and/or receive assistance concerning how to receive disbursements from investments, in a manner that is free from or ameliorates the traditional conflicts of interest in previous systems. The methods are adapted... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20060282360 - Systems and methods for providing migration and performance matrices: Systems and methods are provided for computing migration and performance matrices. The matrices may provide risk and performance data, as well as different views on the data useful for making and monitoring investment decisions. The migration and performance matrices may bring together data to reflect information on the likelihood that... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20060282368 - Adaptive stochastic transaction system: A trading system employing an adaptive stochastic transaction system is provided in which a first party is disposed to propose an object offer to a second party, which is disposed to accept the object offer. A marketing communication link couples the vendor and the vendee, whereby the vendor and the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20060282364 - Communication system for electrical maintenance management of different facilities and method therefor: A communication system and method for monitoring operation of a system in a facility and for sending out repair request has a monitoring device coupled to a system in the facility to be monitored. The monitoring device sends a notification signal when an operational problem is monitored. A receiving device... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20060282367 - Internet-based system for auctioning securities: Methods and apparatus for auctioning securities. The methods and apparatus receive one or more backstop bids for the securities from one or more backstop bidders and implement a real-time auction of securities over the Internet. The methods and apparatus determine a clearing price for the auction, the clearing price being... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20060282370 - Method and apparatus for creating and administering a publicly traded interest in a commodity pool: Systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code and means for creating and administering a publicly traded interest in a commodity pool include forming a commodity pool having a first position in a futures contract and a corresponding second position in a margin investment, and issuing equity interests of the commodity pool... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff, Talwalkar LLC
20060282369 - One touch hybrid trading model and interface: A computer based trading system for trading one or more financial instruments on at least one electronic exchange. The system includes a server connected to a client terminal over a communication network. The client terminal includes a GUI that displays an order book a histogram representing the market activity occurring... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20060282366 - Systems and methods for maintaining the viability of a good-until-bettered order type in electronic trading systems: Systems and methods of trading items on an electronic trading system according to the invention are provided. The embodiments of the invention are based at least in part on a new order type. The new order type is a modification of a conventional good-until bettered order type. A good-until-bettered bid/offer... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20060282365 - Systems and methods for providing an only at best order type in an electronic trading system: Systems and methods of trading items on an electronic trading system according to the invention are provided. The embodiments of the invention are based at least in part on a new order type. The new order type is an only at best order type, whereby trades are preferably only executed... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20060282374 - Credit underwriting based electronic fund transfer: A credit underwriting technique that allows a consumer to gain early access to funds for paying bills or conducting financial transactions contingent upon the consumer having a high-degree of reliability on the reception of future funds, and/or the granting of access to at least a portion of the funds represented... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20060282373 - Credit underwriting based on paper instrument: A credit underwriting technique that allows a consumer to gain early access to funds for paying bills or conducting financial transactions contingent upon the consumer having a high-degree of reliability on the reception of future funds, and/or the granting of access to at least a portion of the funds represented... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20060282375 - Credit underwriting for multiple financial transactions: Credit underwriting of bill payments, or other financial transactions on a transaction by transaction basis. A customer is enabled to request the approval of a loan for the payment of a particular financial transaction. The customer provides sufficient information to identify the account and transaction amount. A front end engine... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20060282372 - Method to secure credit card information stored electronically: A method by which merchants who store sensitive credit card information can secure the information from theft, while minimizing the impact on the customer, as well as minimizing the cost of implementation. The merchant uses a special secured record for the storage of the credit card information for a specific... Agent: Timothy G. Endres
20060282371 - Methods and apparatus for analysis of opportunities for marketing and providing of mortgage services: Systems and techniques for identifying and evaluating opportunities for marketing and providing mortgage services. Categories of demographic and economic data are identified that are required to provide specified information identifying comparative geographic regions and population groups with respect to opportunities they present for marketing and providing mortgage services. Arrangements are... Agent: Priest & Goldstein PLLC
20060282376 - System and method for automated processing of real estate title commitments: Various systems and methods for processing a request for real estate title certification or title commitment, for mortgage application processing, and for obtaining title certification for a real estate loan are provided. The various systems and methods may include a pre-funding pipeline showing the status of pre-conditions to funding a... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20060282378 - Real estate transaction method and system: A method and system for brokering real estate transactions, in which a broker allows a user to sell a first property and purchase a second property via a computer communications network. The method and system include the following steps: (a) the broker accepting at least one first property sale offering;... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20060282377 - System and method for delegating management of a financial transaction account to a designated assistant: Systems, methods and computer program products for enabling a holder of a transaction account linked to a financial transaction instrument to delegate management of the transaction account to an assistant. Information relating to the transaction account, including at least identification information relating to the holder of the transaction account, is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20060282379 - Strategic communications systems and methods: Systems, methods, and machine-readable mediums are disclosed for strategic communications. In one embodiment, the strategic communications system comprises a rules data store including a decision rule, a recipient data store including recipient data for a plurality of recipients, and decision logic configured to determine for each of the recipients whether... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20060282381 - Customizable payment system and method: The invention provides a system and method for facilitating secure payments to a payee. In accordance with the invention, a payee can enroll and/or register with a customized account processing center (CAPC). The CAPC can include payment information about the payee, such as the payee's account number and the payee's... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20060282380 - Integrated approach in an end-to-end process for mergers and acquisitions: Disclosed is a method, system and service for developing an end-to-end process for managing acquisitions including, developing strategies and identify an appropriate company for acquisition, managing a transaction and negotiating a deal, integrating an acquired acquisition, and tracking performance against defined business case targets and milestones.... Agent: Derek S. Jennings IBM Corporation
20060282382 - Universal merchant platform for payment authentication: A method is provided for supporting processing of a transaction conducted between a first party and a second party. The first party accepts payment via a plurality of different payment options selectable by the second party, and the plurality of different payment options are associated with a plurality of different... Agent: Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20060282383 - Payment methods and systems enhanced with image comparison for detecting fraudulent checks: A method of a paying bank processing a check which has been presented for payment comprises the steps of (a) receiving a check from a presenting bank, (b) verifying the check of step (a) based upon details contained in a check data file which has been previously received from a... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20060282386 - Method and system for premium access: A method for instant messaging, comprising: receiving a login request containing information associated with a user; determining, based on the information, whether that user is authorized to use at least one premium service for instant messaging; causing display of a premium instant messaging user interface enabling use of the premium... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20060282387 - Method for video enabled electronic commerce: A method is provided for conducting commerce over a network via vision-enabled content. First, content is encoded to convert it into vision-enabled content. Payment is received for vision-enabling the content. Also, a program to decode the vision-enabled content is provided. Finally, the vision-enabled content is sent to a user over... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20060282385 - Methods and apparatus for a wireless terminal with third party advertising: authentication methods: A sponsor compensates an entity, such as a wireless service provider or an intermediary, in exchange for allowing the sponsor to advertise on a card, such as a phone card. The card, which is available for purchase by consumers, is used to purchase a wireless service. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20060282384 - Methods and apparatus for a wireless terminal with third party advertising: dual authentication method: A sponsor compensates an entity, such as a wireless service provider or an intermediary, in exchange for allowing the sponsor to advertise on a card, such as a phone card. The card, which is available for purchase by consumers, is used to purchase a wireless service. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20060282390 - Messaging method and apparatus for use in digital distribution systems: A method of subsidizing the presentation of media content by including informative messages as part of the presentation. The presentation of the media content is paused while the informative message is presented. The cost of the media content is credited to the owner and the payment associated with the informative... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20060282388 - Pay per use security billing method and architecture: A system is provided for use-based charging of security software. The system includes a security software, a monitor component, and a billing component. The security software provides security for a computer system, and the monitor component is operable to monitor use of at least a portion of the security software.... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20060282389 - Payment method and apparatus for use in digital distribution system: A method to distribute and monetize media content by associating media content with a cost stored in associated media information within a media package. The user can elect to pay all of the cost, a portion of the cost, or none of the cost. When the user does not pay... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20060282391 - Method and apparatus for transferring protected content between digital rights management systems: Method and apparatus for transferring protected content between digital rights management systems is described. One aspect of the invention relates to importing content from an upstream digital rights management (DRM) system into a device in a downstream DRM system. Data is received that associates at least one device in the... Agent: General Instrument Corporation Dba The Connected Home Solutions Business Of Motorola, Inc.
20060282394 - Content transfer control for wireless devices: A content transfer control system for a wireless device and a method of controlling content transfer from a wireless device are described. The system includes a content transfer control component arranged to (a) detect licensed content and (b) transfer a content source indicating a source of the licensed content responsive... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20060282392 - Method and apparatus for dynamically controlling the selection and redundancy of web services components: An electronic proof of entitlements management system that provides the ability to create entitlement record based on customer entitlement purchase, to update elements of the entitlement entity based on entitlement owner authority, and to transfer entitlements to other computer system, both intra-organization and inter-organization. The electronic proof of entitlements in... Agent: Grant A. Johnson IBM Corporation, Dept. 917
20060282393 - Systems and methods for providing access to product license information: Systems and methods for providing access to product license information include validating a license redemption record when a customer redeems a software license via a license server. A customer site identifier is associated with the license redemption record, and a customer data warehouse is formed that includes license redemption records... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20060282395 - Methods for using a mobile communications device in consumer, medical and law enforcement transactions: A system and methods to integrate, secure and simplify transaction conducted by means of a mobile electronic communications device such as a cell phone or smartphone, combining biometric identification, computer software applications resident in the device's memory, PAN (personal area network) and data storage and transmission means, such system and... Agent: Joe Leibowitz
20060282396 - Multi-jurisdictional electronic-commerce legal products, methods of production and methods of conducting business therewith: The present invention provides novel e-commerce methods for the user-fabrication of jurisdiction specific documents of a legal nature and various methods of conducting business comprising such methods, fabricated documents and a system encompassing such methods and products.... Agent: John P. Luther Newman & Newman, LLP
20060282398 - Digital advertisement board in communication with point-of-sale terminals: A price associated with a menu item is determined automatically based at least in part on revenue management information. A menu display is updated on an electronic display device such as a digital menu board to include the automatically-determined price.... Agent: Walker Digital
20060282397 - Method and apparatus for pricing and capacity planning under competition, in on demand e-commerce systems with quality-of-service (qos) guarantees: There are provided an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product for joint determination of price and capacity. The apparatus includes a price and capacity determination device for jointly determining a price and a capacity for a given item offered for sale by a given e-retailer, based at least... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20060282399 - Digital sound recording personalized at a time and place remote from initial delivery to a retail customer: A retail customer is sold and delivered a digital medium in which is contained personalizable content of interest to children but no personalization, and also a personalization computer program executable in receipt of some particular name so as to modify the digital medium to, upon subsequent use of its content,... Agent: William C. Fuess12/07/2006 > 100 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20060277053 - Automated communication for financial information: There is described a technique for workflow preparation utilising instant messaging, implemented in a computer network. The workflow may be a financial report. The instant messaging notifies of the completion of various stages in the workflow....
20060277060 - Dynamic authoring of transaction display: A method of parsing plain language descriptions of business transactions and creating diagrams therefrom. A user describes a transaction in language that is structured yet flexible and clearly understandable by practitioners. The method parses this language, identifies components to display, creates parameters for the diagram to display these components, creates...
20060277054 - Litigation management via network facility: A method on a computer for providing litigation management is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a first party to a lawsuit at least one proposed action and logging a time and date of the proposed action. The method further includes sending a message to at least one opposing party...
20060277056 - Method and apparatus for candidate evaluation: The present invention, in one embodiment, is a system for assisting in evaluating candidates for jobs, advancement, training or other business association. The system has a program component defining a plurality of selection profile factors, each with a set of two or more responsive characteristics associated with a candidate; and...
20060277058 - Method and apparatus for providing aftermarket service for a product: Disclosed are a method and various embodiments thereof for providing aftermarket service for a product. The method and its various embodiments are used to provide aftermarket service by receiving a user response by means of a communications channel. The communications channel is configured according to a contact identifier, which is...
20060277059 - Method and apparatus for receiving a product notice for a component in an assembly using a programmed component list: Disclosed herein are a method and various embodiments thereof for receiving a product notice by means of receiving a component product identifier for one or more components included in an assembly; storing the one or more component product identifiers; receiving a product notice message; extracting a target product identifier from...
20060277055 - Method for disc logistics with an rfid function: A method for disc logistics with an RFID function is provided. The disc box with the RFID tag can not only be used to accommodate the at least one disc, but can also manage or quickly integrate the disc production processes and the disc logistics by using a reading device...
20060277061 - Method, apparatus, system and computer readable medium for certifying and securing custody in product supply chains: A method of defining custody information for a product includes generating a pedigree element, combining the pedigree element with a signature to produce an Advanced Pedigree Notice (APN) message, incorporating the pedigree element into an Electronic Product Code (EPC) tag, and applying the EPC tag to a product. The APN...
20060277057 - System and method for posting available time slots to a network hub: A browser-based tee time posting system for use by golf courses to post available tee times to a tee time reservations hub for reservation by golfers accessing the hub. The system includes a hub web server adapted to serve web pages and to accept time slot information from a golf...
20060277066 - Computerized methods and systems for user-centric selection of menu items: Methods for use in, e.g., in-patient care computing environment, for user-centric (e.g., in-patient-centric) selection of at least one menu item are provided. A method in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention may include receiving a plurality of menu item identifiers, each menu item identifier being associated with a...
20060277067 - Exercise stress estimation method for increasing success rate of exercise prescription: A method of estimating stress caused by an exercise includes receiving questionnaire data including body measurements from a user, measuring health measurement data, deducing an exercise target and an exercise prescription based on the received and measured data, and transmitting the exercise target and exercise prescription to the user. The...
20060277068 - Information processing terminal apparatus: A medical data management system is of such a structure that a medical information system and an equipment master management apparatus are connected via a network such as the Internet. The medical information system includes one or more personal computers (PCs), mobile terminals wirelessly connected to access points provided for...
20060277065 - Method for institutionally effecting hand hygiene practices: A method to effect behavioral change with regard to good hand hygiene practices is disclosed. The methodology employs staged and stratified tools of education, triggers of awareness, leadership development, personal engagement, feedback, reinforcement, and the provision of outside support matched to stages of individual and cultural change. The program stages...
20060277064 - Method of creating a pricing schedule for use by a pharmaceutical pricing system: A method of creating a pricing schedule for use by a pharmaceutical pricing system includes determining an average wholesale price (“AWP”) for the at least one predetermined quantity of a prescription drug and determining a median sales price for the at least one predetermined quantity of the prescription drug, wherein...
20060277069 - Preventing the accumulation of getter materials within the lung: The present invention provides for a method for preventing the accumulation in the body of oily or waxy type materials that act as a getter for toxic substances....
20060277062 - Preventive healthcare and prescription medication incentive compliance system and method: A method and system for allowing patients to receive preventive healthcare services and low-cost pharmaceuticals through a physician who is not a member of a preventive healthcare program but who enjoys a referral-based association with a physician who is already affiliated with the preventive healthcare program. The present system and...
20060277063 - Preventive healthcare program with low-cost prescription drug benefit patient enrollment system and method: A method and system for providing a patient with beneficial and discounted healthcare services from a qualified healthcare facility. The system and method allows a patient to become enrolled in preventive healthcare system, where the patient receives preventive healthcare services from a contracted participating attending physician. The patient provides to...
20060277073 - Atlas reporting: A method and database for generating a report of findings of at least one abnormality evident in a medical image, the medical image including at least a portion of at least one structure of the body, the method includes retrieving a figure of the at least one structure. The retrieved...
20060277070 - Computerized methods for displaying clinically-related in-patient information: Methods for use in, e.g., in-patient care computing environment, for displaying clinically-related in-patient information on at least one patient-viewable display device are provided. A method in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention may include receiving a clinical order associated with an in-patient, automatically generating one or more tasks...
20060277076 - Method and system for generating personal/individual health records: A system and method for generating and/or updating a personal/individual health record. Inputs of data to the system may come from diverse sources including, but not limited to, patient questionnaires, insurance company (or other payor) claims data, hospitals, clinics and other institutional providers, and individual physicians and physicians' offices....
20060277071 - Patient receiving method: An improved method of patient intake that enables a patient who arrives at a treatment facility to receive medical treatment on an expedited basis by providing for the administration of certain standing orders to further diagnose and treat the patient before he is seen by a doctor. The intake process...
20060277075 - Physician to patient network system for real-time electronic communications & transfer of patient health information: The Physician To Patient (P2P) network system, a private & secure infrastructure for independently practicing physicians and patients for real-time electronic communication & transfer of patient health information is disclosed by the invention. The invention also discloses an efficient and natural method for creation of Electronic Medical Records by physicians...
20060277074 - Rehabilitation methods: A computerized clinic management system. The system includes a database of patient records and a database of clinic resources reflecting a temporal availability of each individual resource in the database of clinic resources. The system optionally also includes and a scheduling module designed and configured to determine an initial subset...
20060277072 - System for creating a medical chart: A system of creating and maintaining medical records provides a central monitoring system for a patient-care facility. The system can include a real-time medical charting interface for consistent and objective patient data entry and logging the time identification of patient data entry. The interface can display real-time objective data and...
20060277077 - Method for writing an insurance policy entitled insured tenant leasing: A method for writing an insurance policy and algorithm for providing a final premium amount to pay for the coverage contracted with an insurer. Discrete dollar amounts for pre-selected moving and pre-selected storage service expenses are comprised into a unit loss value amount. Data retrieved from census records and other...
20060277078 - Reservation changing system: A reservation changing system provides diverse services. A memory card 200 obtains, via a mobile telephone 400, a distance from a present location to a boarding station for a train for which a reservation has been made, and judges whether to perform a train reservation change search depending on the...
20060277079 - Groupware travel itinerary creation: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses facilitating groupware creation of a travel itinerary. The present invention enables querying of a backend application with an identifier of a groupware user. A past travel itinerary based on the identifier is retrieved to populate a template used to create a...
20060277081 - Estimates to actuals tracking tool and process: A method for automated risk management may include presenting a rule request graphical user interface (GUI) for a requester to enter information related to a rule request for a rule. The method may also include determining a risk rating score for the rule based on information entered in the rule...
20060277080 - Method and system for automatically testing information technology control: A method and system for automatically testing information technology control. The method includes automatically accessing a plurality of data results pertinent to a plurality of process-based leading indicators and a plurality of symptomatic lagging indicators, wherein the plurality of process-based leading indicators is correlated with the plurality of symptomatic lagging...
20060277083 - Method and system for managing risk: A data processing system and method of using said data processing system for assessing and managing risk is disclosed. The preferred embodiment of the method includes the steps of identifying a set of risk elements; determining an importance for each said risk element; identifying any subrisks associated with said risk...
20060277084 - System and method for assessing a procurement and accounts payable system: A system for deploying to a client accounting installation a general procurement and accounts payable application specifically configured for the client by an enterprise includes a database server for (1) maintaining on a storage device a database of templates describing procedures for assessing, preparing, developing, deploying and supporting the application,...
20060277082 - System and method for dynamically modeling workflows for interacting stateful resources: The inventive process for modeling workflows for interacting stateful resources starts with modeling an activity sequence description (ASD) by using keywords. The keywords specify well-defined resource-interaction semantics. Each modification of the ASD automatically triggers a new checking process of the ASD in its current state which is executed by the...
20060277085 - Method and system for supplying a number of service providers with technical service devices: A method for supplying a number of service providers with technical service devices makes is possible to reduce the expense incurred by a service provider for supplying its service employees with service devices and simultaneously and to improve the service processes of the service provider and/or its quality of service....
20060277088 - Method of determining a target event of a re-occurring event: The present invention provides a computer implemented method of determining a target event of a re-occurring event in time. The method comprises determining at least one cycle relative to an origin. The or each cycle has a period that is associated with the re-occurrence of the re-occurring event and the...
20060277086 - System and method for optimization-based production capability planning: A production capability system for automatically determining production capability quantities. The system includes a candidate generation process for generating possible production capability candidates and a quantity optimization module for calculating an optimal quantity availability for production capability candidate. The system also includes a calculation module for assigning quantities to all...
20060277087 - User interface for web analytics tools and method for automatic generation of calendar notes, targets,and alerts: Graphic user interfaces for a web analytic system include new modules for automatic generation of calendar notes, targets and alarms. The calendar module is a program for generation of user interfaces, maintenance of a calendar and display settings for same. In particular, the calendar module 208 allows calendar notes or...
20060277089 - Dynamically configuring a role-based collaborative space: A method for role-based personalization of a collaborative space can include generating a collaborative space utilizing role information for an interacting user that has been defined by an underlying business process model in a workflow. For example, the step of generating a collaborative space can include parsing the workflow to...
20060277090 - Staff scheduling: Methods are provided of creating a deployment plan for staff members with single or multiple qualification for performing activities, each activity requiring at least a single qualification. The methods include the following operations performed by a computer: repeatedly generating a deployment plan assignment of the staff members, and assessing a...
20060277093 - system and method of automatic polling: A system and method of automatic polling....
20060277091 - Automated method for quantitative measurement of benefits in a plurality of self-assessing, knowledge sharing communities: The invention describes method and a system to measure benefits associated with the sharing of knowledge in a plurality of hierarchical knowledge sharing communities. The 5 measurements are based on assessments provided by the members of the community and the usage of the assets and are an index of the...
20060277094 - Data processing system and method for regulating an installation: The invention relates to a data processing system having an installation controller for an installation, where the installation controller is designed to capture process variables, an installation model for calculating simulated process variables using a portion of the captured process variables; and a user interface for outputting the captured process...
20060277092 - System and method for a peer to peer exchange of consumer information: Using peer-to-peer networking to exchange consumer information in a secure environment. The seeker of consumer information transmits an encrypted query to authenticated and trusted peers which includes legal representations stating the legally permissible purpose for seeking the information. A peer, acting as a maintainer of consumer information, determines if the...
20060277107 - Apparatus and method for increasing retail marketing through cart sanitizing shopper inducement: An apparatus and method for generating cooperative marketing at a retail establishment in which sales are driven in response to a cart sanitizing inducement. By way of example, the apparatus comprises a means for sanitizing a shopping cart in preparation for patron use at a retail establishment and a means...
20060277095 - Citydex: The advertisement is first printed and then die-cutted to size, then collated in specific order in preparation for shrink wrap. Once printed, die-cutted and collated the advertisement cards are shrink wrapped. Then the shrink wrapped advertisement cards are placed with the “Citydex” (plastic molded card holder) and placed into a...
20060277097 - Digital marketing and fulfillment system: A method that allows Event Holders to set their own advertising rates to compete on an advertising network by providing advertisements based on the Projected Rate of Return in a risk free manner to the Event Holder. The method includes steps of receiving from an Event Holder a request for...
20060277098 - Media playing system and method for delivering multimedia content with up-to-date and targeted marketing messages over a communication network: A system and method for delivering multimedia content with up-to-date and dynamically assigned targeted marketing messages over a communication network, and a system that provides a portal for media producers to publish their media contents by delivering media contents with up-to-date and dynamically assigned targeted marketing messages to users over...
20060277096 - Method and system for providing technical services: A method is provided for remote near real time technical services. The method includes but is not limited to receiving a request for technical services; routing the request to a technical services control center; determining at the technical services control center availability of one or more technical service providers for...
20060277105 - Method for customizing multi-media advertisement for targeting specific demographics: There is provided a method for customizing multi-media advertisement for targeting specific demographics by utilizing a template for a previously created advertisement. The template enables a local merchant or advertising agency to customize the advertisement with text images, voice materials or web interface for viewing by the targeted demographics....
20060277106 - Method of creating and distributing sponsor-imprinted content used to catalyze consumer engagement with the sponsor: A method of creating and distributing sponsor-imprinted content used to catalyze consumer engagement with the sponsor. A content provider creates a content complex by imprinting content, (e.g., a narrative work), with a sponsor communication. The content and the sponsor communication may be serialized. The content complex is licensed to a...
20060277108 - Methods and apparatuses for advertisement presentation: Methods and apparatuses to present advertisements which provide references to request real time communication connections. One embodiment includes presenting an advertisement including information usable to request a real time communication connection to a predetermined advertiser, which is to be charged a fee for the advertisement responsive to the real time...
20060277102 - System and method for generating effective advertisements in electronic commerce: An advertising analysis system for providing at least one optimal advertisement from an incoming advertisement having a plurality of modifiable advertisement elements and methods for manufacturing and using same. Analyzing each possible advertisement variation of the advertisement, the advertising analysis system applies multivariate testing to identify the advertisement variations with...
20060277101 - System and method for maintaining distributor loyalty: A system, method, and computer software product for use by a manufacturer to offset a loss of one or more of the manufacturer's distributors caused by a displacing a distributor's sale when the manufacturer operates an e-commerce enabled web site that sells products directly to consumers. The distributor is compensated...
20060277104 - Systems and methods for measuring the effectiveness of in-store display advertising: In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for measuring the effectiveness of an advertising display. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag may be associated with an advertising display in a retail environment. One or more receivers may be used to receive an RFID signal from...
20060277103 - Systems and methods for personalized product promotion: Embodiments generally relate to systems and methods for personalized product promotion and pricing. More specifically, embodiments relate to systems and methods for providing customized retail customer treatment through the use of personalized promotions, which may include personalized coupons, rewards, deals, and the like. In some embodiments, the retailers' customers are...
20060277099 - Systems, methods and apparatuses employing electronic gamepieces used in a sweepstakes or drawing: An electronic gamepiece alerts a consumer that the consumer is a winner after a certain period of time has passed after the consumer takes possession of the gamepiece. Because the alert is only active for a period of time, the consumer must turn in the winning gamepiece within that period...
20060277100 - Techniques for awarding random rewards in a reward program: In one embodiment, techniques for awarding random rewards in a reward program are provided. An event is determined that qualifies the user for a reward in the reward program. A random reward is then generated for the reward program. For example, parameters may be determined that are used to generate...
20060277109 - Dynamic pricing based on shelf life of perishable goods: Methods and systems (200) for reducing losses related to perishables are disclosed. The perishables are grouped based on the use-by-date (UBD) and a quantity of at risk perishables are determined (210). A financial impact of the at risk perishables is calculated for each group (220). Pricing is dynamically determined for...
20060277113 - Method of doing business by locating and obtaining products or services using a web-based vehicle: A web-based system to facilitate sales within a network including buyers, suppliers and agents. The system may include a first database configured to store information of buyers, a second database configured to store information of suppliers and a third database configured to store information of referral agents. The system may...
20060277116 - Method, apparatus and processes for real-time interactive online ordering and re-ordering and over the counter purchasing with rebate, saving, and investing processes: The Invention encompasses a system comprising a novel Volume Purchase Rebate Business Method, Volume Purchase Rebate Appliance sub-system , Volume Purchase Rebate Online-Interactive Showroom sub-system, Volume Purchase Rebate Online-Interactive Showcase sub-system, Volume Purchase Rebate Online-Interactive SalesPerson sub-system and Online-Interactive Ordering or Online-Interactive Re-Ordering sub-systems, and methods and processes for purchasing...
20060277117 - Method, apparatus and processes for real-time interactive online ordering and re-ordering and over the counter purchasing with rebate, saving, and investing processes: The Invention encompasses a system comprising a novel Volume Purchase Rebate Business Method, Volume Purchase Rebate Appliance sub-system, Volume Purchase Rebate Online-Interactive Showroom sub-system, Volume Purchase Rebate Online-Interactive Showcase sub-system, Volume Purchase Rebate Online-Interactive SalesPerson sub-system and Online-Interactive Ordering or Online-Interactive Re-Ordering sub-systems, and methods and processes for purchasing or...
20060277114 - Sales apparatus, sales method and program: A sales apparatus for selling content to a purchaser wearing a communication terminal is provided. The apparatus includes a content selection section allowing selection of content for sale; a communication section built in the content selection section for communicating with the communication terminal; a detection section detecting a selection operation...
20060277115 - System, method, and computer program product for administering a distribution channel for the promotion and sales of products and services: A system, method, and computer program product for administering a distribution channel for the promotion and sale of products and services. Content from vendors is maintained in a central repository and administered by the distribution channel manager. Tools are provided for members of the distribution channel to build their own...
20060277112 - Tokens-based system for providing information to users: Techniques for providing information to users in response to information requests. An information request may manifest itself in various forms and may be generated in response to a variety of user actions. The present invention determines tokens corresponding to the information included in an information request. The present invention determines...
20060277111 - Transaction system and method: A method, system, computer program and apparatus for facilitating a sales transaction in relation to goods and/or services wherein the consumer: is provided with a list of one or more online member merchants selling goods and/or services in which the consumer is interested based upon the payment type accepted by...
20060277110 - User interface for processing returns of pharmaceuticals: A system and method account for returned pharmaceuticals. In one embodiment, a user receives the pharmaceutical product and inputs a product identifier such as a national drug code (NDC) into the system. The system retrieves a list of possible packaging forms from a database, and the user selects the form...
20060277119 - Method and system of marketing and mass producing customized domestic furniture: A system of marketing and mass producing customized domestic furniture includes a graphic customizing center and a service center. The graphic customizing center has an electronic database which contains a plurality of domestic floor plans and a plurality of furniture kits, wherein each of the domestic floor plans, which is...
20060277118 - Presenting an alternative product package offer from a web vendor: The server system, communicatively connected to multiple client systems via a network, facilitates at least one web page for download to the client systems, where the web page offers multiple products for purchase. Responsive to the server system detecting a particular product selection from a particular client system, the server...
20060277120 - Software and system for customizing a presentation of digital images: A method for customizing a presentation of a set of digital images provided by a user is disclosed, comprising the steps of selecting an initial presentation format criteria for the set of digital images by the user; analyzing the digital images for additional information; providing to the user a first...
20060277122 - Cryptographic methods, apparatus and systems for storage media electronic rights management in closed and connected appliances: A rights management arrangement for storage media such as optical digital video disks (DVDs, also called digital versatile disks) provides adequate copy protection in a limited, inexpensive mass-produceable, low-capability platform such as a dedicated home consumer disk player and also provides enhanced, more flexible security techniques and methods when the...
20060277121 - System and method for e-market planning and management: A system and a method for E-market planning and management applied to an Internet environment are proposed to solve incompatibility between electronic transaction systems and to link different industries, thereby solving problems encountered in the existing B2B (Business-to-Business) electronic transaction technology. The E-market planning and management system includes a B2B...
20060277127 - Automated actions based on restrictions: A technique for resolving a violation of an investment account restriction is provided. The restriction is associated with the holding of one or more securities in an investment account. A restriction definition and an associated resolution rule are stored in a data repository. A received order to perform an investment...
20060277131 - Hybrid financing structure for renewable power facilities: The present invention provides a hybrid financing structure for renewable power facilities that reduces the cost of power supplied from such facilities. In a preferred embodiment, the hybrid financing structure combines low cost financing, e.g., bonds, available to governmental entities, e.g., municipalities, with tax benefits and similar benefits available to...
20060277123 - Integrated electronic credit application, contracting and securitization system and method: The present invention is an integrated electronic credit application, contracting, and securitization system and method. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises the following integrated components: a Credit Application Module, an eContracting Module and an eDocument Storage Module. Together the components enable “paper-lese” commercial transactions....
20060277124 - Investment and fund management system and method: The present invention relates to an investment method for deploying a long-short strategy that continuously analyzes economic trends and market segments to determine market segments having a likelihood for increasing returns. The method includes evaluating identifiable economic forces acting on capital markets, defining a plurality of segments based on the...
20060277133 - Method and apparatus for managing information and communications related to municipal bonds and other securities: The present invention is a method and apparatus for gathering information from issuers of municipal securities and distributing information evenly to municipal disclosure repositories, regulatory bodies and the public. A central aspect of the present invention is a computer application, which can be implemented on a computer system that is...
20060277125 - Method and system for issuing convertible preferred securities: A financial instrument with two parts sold as a unit, comprising a preferred security in a company that is issued directly by the company; and a warrant to buy a common security in the company, wherein the instrument includes a redemption right that is exercisable by the company on both...
20060277130 - Methods and apparatus to predict demand for a product or service: Methods and apparatus to predict demand for a product or service (e.g., music concerts, toys, etc.) are disclosed. A futures market is opened for the particular good or service, and market data is generated. The producer of the product or service makes a production decision based on that market data....
20060277132 - Methods and systems for analyzing attributes of investments and other assets: Investors find assistance with determining and/or evaluating relative positions of investments with respect to a variety of evaluation parameters and attributes obtained from a number of data sources. In one embodiment, this involves graphically displaying the relative positions (or locations) of investments with respect to one another and with respect...
20060277126 - Ring credit management: Techniques that may be utilized in a multiprocessor computing system are described. In one embodiment, a request from a thread includes a credit parameter that may be used to update a credit register of a ring manager....
20060277128 - System and method for managing and monitoring financial performance associated with benefits: Data associated with a benefit plan, including enrollment data and claims data, are compared to verify proper payment of claims. Additionally, other information, such as general ledger, employer account information, and employer organizations can be considered. Information can be output to a user, such as a plan administrator, in a...
20060277134 - System and method for using diversification spreading for risk offset: A system and method for analyzing a portfolio that includes a variety of diverse products is disclosed. The system and method determines the extent or non-extent of the correlation between the products within the portfolio in order to offset the risk associated with the portfolio. Thus, if the products within...
20060277129 - System and method of transaction settlement and supply chain financing: In a system and method for obtaining financing to fund transaction settlements in a supply chain, the financing is obtained with a note, the proceeds of which are used to pay for purchase of one or more accounts receivable. The note is issued in one of the capital markets, and...
20060277135 - Online computation of market equilibrium price: Auction prices for a quantity of items, the quantity of which is not determined prior to auction, are equilibrated among bidders to reflect supply and demand for the items. For example, in auctioning Internet advertising opportunities, the first available opportunities are auctioned to a high bidder. Later in the course...
20060277138 - System and method for a request for cross in a trade matching engine: Systems and methods are provided to fulfill customer trading orders in an illiquid two sided market. Request for cross functionality may be implemented in a trading environment using a trading engine for the matching of trades involving financial instruments. Request for cross functionally integrates the benefits of a dual bid-ask...
20060277137 - System and method for routing a trading order based upon quantity: An apparatus for routing trading orders comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores first trading information associated with a first buy order placed with a first market center. The first buy order is associated with a product and the first trading information comprises a disclosed quantity of the...
20060277136 - System and method for trading multiple tradeable objects using a single trading interface: A system and method are provided for displaying information related to a plurality of tradeable objects using a single graphical interface. One example graphical interface includes at least two screen regions displayed in relation to each other, with each region including a plurality of locations. Each location in the first...
20060277140 - Automated foreclosure and asset disposition methods, systems, and computer program products: Automated foreclosure and asset disposition methods, systems, and computer program products are provided, such as for automating a property foreclosure matter. According to one aspect, the subject matter described can include providing a data inquiry for receiving user input relating to a foreclosure matter. In response to the data inquiry,...
20060277141 - Method and system for accelerated collateral review and analysis: A method and system for automated review and analysis of appraisal reports, including receiving and identifying an appraisal report. After identifying the appraisal report, relevant data and/or information contained therein is identified and extracted. The extracted data and/or information are then normalized for subsequent evaluation. Thereafter, the normalized data and/or...
20060277139 - System and method for credit account management: A computer-based system and method obtain information regarding a customer's credit accounts and income, and an authorization to receive the customer's credit report. The customer's financial profile, including statements of the credit accounts and credit reports, are periodically reviewed by the system to determine whether better credit terms are likely...
20060277142 - Monitoring system: A method of monitoring changes in an information set of wagers placed on the outcome of a sporting contest, the method comprising the steps of: (a) a principal entering into an agreement with a service provider to provide real time activity monitoring service, (b) the service provider monitoring a predetermined...
20060277143 - System and method for facilitating electronic transfer of funds: A system for facilitating electronic transfer of funds includes a transfer administrator in communication with a transferor institution, one or more intermediary institution, and a transferee institution, the transferor institution having an account at the one or more intermediary institution. The transfer administrator may be configured to receive an incoming...
20060277144 - System and method for secure electronic fund transfers: A system and method for allowing simplified electronic transfer of funds in files subject to sender-defined access constraints. In one aspect of the system and method, a digital currency file is transmitted as an attachment to an electronic message. The sender of the digital currency file defines the level of...
20060277147 - Credit card supported electronic payments: A payment service provider receives a request to pay a payee on behalf of a payor and determines, responsive to the received request, that the payee will not accept the requested payment via a charge to a credit card account of the payor with a credit card issuer. The payor...
20060277146 - Electronic identifier payment systems and methods: Systems and methods for accepting payments for goods and services provided by a consumer provider. The methods can include associating consumers and consumer providers with a payment provider. The payment provider can receive payments destined for the consumer provider, associate the payments with one or more identifiers, and transfer at...
20060277145 - Method and system to provide wanted ad listing within an e-commerce system: A system and method to provide wanted ad listings within an e-commerce system. Wanted ads are posted by buyers of goods and services seeking to purchase items described within the wanted ad listings. Sellers of goods and services on the e-commerce server respond to wanted ad listings by providing a...
20060277148 - Payment system and method for on-line commerce operations: A system and method provides for an independent provider of electronic “stored value” credit to enable a consumer of products and services to apply cash or cash equivalents to fund an electronic account, i.e., a stored value account (SVA), managed by an independent stored value provider (ISVP) in a network...
20060277149 - Electronic clearing system, electronic clearing server, electronic clearing terminal, and computer program: Disclosed is an electronic clearing system which electronically processes and clears a valuable instrument including a substrate and prescribed information printed on the substrate. The system has: an electronic clearing server; a payor's bank terminal which is installed in a payor's bank, and originally issues the valuable instrument; a payee's...
20060277150 - Method and system for recovery for an electronic voucher and content received using an electronic voucher: Method and system for the recovery from a content or service provider of an electronic voucher and/or electronic content received using an electronic voucher, residing on an electric circuit, for use in a communication means such as a mobile telephone, whereby at least the electric circuit has been replaced, by...
20060277151 - Method and system to enable continuous monitoring of integrity and validity of a digital content: A method and a system for securely transmitting a digital content in a digital right management (DRM) network, the method comprising partitioning the digital content into a plurality of fragments. The method further comprises associating each fragment with a license key. Each fragment is encrypted with the corresponding license key...
20060277152 - Estimate information creating device, estimate information creating and notifying method, and program-recorded medium: In an estimate information creating device, an estimate newly-creating section (4) obtains a negotiation-independent information address of an updated negotiation-independent information from a negotiation-independent information DB (5), and further obtains, from a negotiation-dependent information DB (3), user information, user demand information, and an ID of negotiation-dependent information having the obtained...Previous industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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