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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination December patents, inventions by USPTO category 12/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20070299673 - Back-end-loaded participatory real estate equity protection contract: A method of managing the risk of uncertainty of the future price levels of real estate property pursuant to a Back-End-Loaded Participatory Real Estate Equity Protection Contract or “BPREEPC.” One part of the invention grants the property owner the right to receive compensation in the event of a decline in... Agent: Pedro C. Fernandez Cooper & Dunham LLP
20070299677 - Business methods for providing emergency property repairs and other property-related benefits: Disclosed herein business methods for providing property-related repairs, which, among other things, provide property owners with emergency property-related repairs and other benefits and advantages associated with managing and improving their property. In one exemplary embodiment, the business method involves offering membership in an organization that provides emergency repair services for... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20070299679 - Business system interface: A business system interface for accessing data from a Line-of-Business (LOB) system from within an information worker productivity (IWP) application is provided. The business system interface includes an embedded business system user interface contained within a user interface of the IWP application. Also included, is a business data access component... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070299678 - Community value calculation method and community value calculation system: Profiles are created according to service attributes of services in a community. Then, members in a regional society are requested to selects one of the profiles and a questionnaire survey is conducted concerning actual situations of services in a community. Social capital indices are computed based on data collected in... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070299681 - Subscription management in a media sharing service: Providing subscription management in local communication regions. Upon detecting a computing device of a user within a predefined proximity, a media server provides the user with access to a corresponding user profile maintained by a media service. The user profile includes subscription information defining access by the user to media... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070299676 - System and method of member unique names: A member unique name (MUN) system and MUN translation system and method are provided. The MUN system comprises a dimension reference for defining the context in which the remaining portions of the MUN exist and a canonical business key for uniquely identifying a member across different dimensional data sources within... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070299680 - Systems and methods for integrating outsourcers: Systems and methods for integrating outsourcers are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: receiving information corresponding to resources of a first contact center; and correlating the information with other information in order to improve integration of resources of the first contact center with resources of one or more... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070299675 - Trophy sure: A hunting system comprising sighting means for aiming said system at a desired target and collecting input data regarding said desired target, said means being cooperatively connected to database means for storing profiles, processing means for determining the nearest match between profiles, and indicating means for displaying the determined criteria.... Agent: Lillie Law, LLC
20070299688 - Communication and interface support system: A system supports, adaptively processing HL7 compatible transaction message data of different HL7 version as well as conversion of transactions between HL7 versions and operational validation of transaction messages. A system for processing HL7 protocol compatible data comprises an interface for establishing a communication link enabling acquisition of HL7 compatible... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070299687 - Inpatient system for patient-controlled delivery of oral transmucosal medications dosed as needed: A system is provided for controlled delivery of oral transmucosal medications as needed (PRN), which includes a drug delivery device having a detection mechanism for patient identification, safety features such as timed lock-out, the ability to be linked to an information network and one or more databases for storing prescription... Agent: Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP
20070299693 - Customized visual marking for medication labeling: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed that provide a customized technique for marking medication and other health-related products with a visual identifier that includes a recognizable symbolic aspect to facilitate proper administration of a substance dosage to designated patent. Display implementations of the visual identifier may be incorporated in various product packaging... Agent: Searete LLC
20070299695 - Customized visual marking for medication labeling: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed that provide a customized technique for marking medication and other health-related products with a visual identifier that includes a recognizable symbolic aspect to facilitate proper administration of a substance dosage to designated patent. Display implementations of the visual identifier may be incorporated in various product packaging... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070299692 - Electronic medical documentation and assessment system: A documentation system that allows adequate control of documentation in addition to an assessment of skills of the professionals involved includes plurality of software modules, each software module dedicated to a particular disease process or body system. Each software modules provides a checklist of assessment steps or an anatomical diagram... Agent: Kristi Sonsteby
20070299694 - Patient education management database system: A patient education system includes a server computer and a wireless tablet computer. A database on the server includes a number of default “presentation prescriptions,” each of which is a listing of educational sub-topics selected to provide an overview of a medical condition for patient education purposes. Each sub-topic has... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20070299698 - Systems and methods for optimizing a health benefits process: The invention includes in one embodiment a method including receiving data associated with a health benefits plan of an entity. A report is automatically transmitted to the entity at a predetermined time associated with a repetitive business practice within a benefits cycle of the entity based on the data received.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070299704 - Extending data flows: Systems and techniques for extending data flows are thus described. In one aspect, an article includes one or more machine-readable media storing instructions operable to cause one or more machines to perform operations. The operations can include receiving extension information identifying an extension of a first object in a data... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070299702 - Implement it service management processes: Consistent with an aspect of the present disclosure, customer IT-related requests are used to identify and prioritize standardized IT processes, such as those specified in the ITIL. In particular, based on the customer requests and associated correlation values, defined customer requirements are ranked, and those with the highest ranking are... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070299703 - Method for the brokerage of benchmarks in healthcare pathways: A method is provided for sharing healthcare benchmarks in which event data, status information, and measures from process instances of information systems of a local healthcare institution are monitored. The event data and measures are assigned into groups of process types and key measurements of the process instances into quality... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070299706 - Preventative maintenance update system: A real time method and apparatus for updating preventative maintenance data in a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. Real time threshold status data receives periodic updates based upon historical data, frequency data, trends data, manufacturer data, customer data, and... Agent: Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd Co/amc Intellectual Property Grp
20070299709 - Automated performance quality tracking utility: A performance quality tracking utility receives information associated with quality of work activity for organization members from managerial members and/or the members whose activity is being tracked. Evaluation of the quality by assigned percentages, ratings, and the like is used by the tracking utility to prepare reports in real time... Agent: Merchant & Gould Bellsouth Corporation
20070299708 - Field of interest analysis method, tools and system: Systems, methods, and tools are provided for analysis of one or more fields of interest for use, for example, in making decisions and/or allocating resources. For example, a field of interest involving a technology platform may be analyzed to allocate research and development resources, value potential acquisitions, etc. One or... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20070299710 - Full collaboration breakout rooms for conferencing: The present breakout room technique provides breakout rooms, or smaller sub-sets of a larger meeting, with full collaboration capabilities in live web-based conferencing applications. It provides for the capability to easily create sub-meetings or breakout rooms and the ability to assign individuals to breakout rooms. It provides a seamless experience... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20070299712 - Activity-centric granular application functionality: A system that can enable the atomization of application functionality in connection with an activity-centric system is provided. The system can be utilized as a programmatic tool that decomposes an application's constituent functionality into atoms thereafter monitoring and aggregating atoms with respect to a particular activity. In doing so, the... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070299713 - Capture of process knowledge for user activities: A system that enables generation and/or modification of an activity template is disclosed. The activity template describes overall actions and resources associated with an activity. The system can automatically convert activity logs into recipes thereby reducing effort in activity reproduction. Self-tuning via machine learning-based algorithms can be employed thereby dynamically... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070299716 - Method and system for forecasting demand of rotable parts: A method for forecasting a demand for rotable parts includes collecting demand data for one or more rotable parts associated with a product inventory. A demand pattern associated with the demand data is identified for each of the one or more rotable parts. A future demand associated with the one... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070299715 - Method and system for receiving and accessing feedback information concerning customers: A method and system for receiving feedback information concerning customers. Business users are permitted to provide information concerning customer infractions to a web-site maintained on a server. In one embodiment, that information is utilized to determine a score for the particular customer. Information concerning a customer's score may be accessed... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20070299717 - Test man-hour estimating apparatus and recording medium recording computer-readable program: An additional storage processing part additionally stores, in a test information table, data relating to a test to be performed, each time any one of a plurality of tests is performed. An updating part updates the corresponding record in a skill level table each time the test is performed, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070299718 - Management activity tracking utility: An activity tracking utility receives work activity information such as category and description of work performed, time spent, exceptions, and the like from a person performing the work or from a manager supervising the person. The utility prepares and provides reports based on collected data in real time or accrued... Agent: Merchant & Gould Bellsouth Corporation
20070299719 - Professional rating system and method: A system for rating professionals is provided, comprising: (a) means for storing information about a plurality of professionals in a database, including a name and contact information of each of said professionals; (b) means for a user to search said database via a web site; (c) means for said user... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
20070299720 - System and method for examining, describing, analyzing and/or predicting organization performance in response to events: A system and method for examining, describing, analyzing and/or predicting an organization's emerging levels of performance during routine, special and unexpected events are presented. The tools include a methodology and processes for systematically building, collecting and archiving profiles of the performance capacity within specific organizations or across wider industry or... Agent: Dennis W. Tafoya
20070299723 - Method for advertising in video games played on internet enabled platforms: A method for managing advertising content delivery in a gaming environment, includes a step of providing a first software package for a specific release version of a video game for a particular first platform. The first software package including computer readable code for being executed on the particular first platform.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070299730 - Application and method for managing customer order alterations in a manufacturing environment: A method for managing customer order alterations in a manufacturing environment is provided. A new order that comprises a new product configuration is received. The new product configuration is a modified version of an original product configuration in an existing order. A first score for a first option for building... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20070299737 - Connecting devices to a media sharing service: Sharing media content between entities. A computing device detects and connects to another computing device within a predefined proximity. Media content items and associated metadata are selected and exchanged between the connected computing devices. A subsequent purchase opportunity is provided to the users to purchase the exchanged media content items.... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070299735 - Cross domain customer interface updates: A methodology and system for allowing a third-party system to institute online commerce services such as a shipping service. In the described embodiments, a third-party web page and/or a third party server sends and receives information from a merchant server to seamlessly update information used in the display without requiring... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070299733 - Determining taxes in an electronic commerce system: An electronic commerce system includes a broker that enables customers to purchase items from multiple different merchants. A customer anonymously interacts with the merchants to identify items to purchase, and the merchants provide virtual shopping carts including the item and tax information to the broker. The tax information describes tax... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070299736 - Distributed electronic commerce system with independent third party virtual shopping carts: An electric commerce system includes a broker that enables third parties to create their own independent shopping carts including items from multiple different merchants. An agent creates and stores a shopping cart containing a plurality items from one or more merchants. The customer can view the shopping cart displayed by... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070299732 - Electronic commerce system utilizing custom merchant calculations: A customer interacts with merchants to identify items to purchase, and the merchants provide virtual shopping carts identifying the items to a broker. The cart requests that the broker utilize custom merchant calculations for the transaction, such as for determining shipping costs. The customer interacts with the broker to identify... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070299731 - Manufacturing optimization in support of complex solution delivery: A computer implemented method, system, and computer usable program code are provided for processing orders. An order is received for processing and each order may contain a plurality of products. A set of build entities is formed from the order. Each build entity in the set of build entities corresponds... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20070299734 - Method and system of synchronized clearing for online group deal: A computer implemented method and a computer system of synchronized clearing for online group deal via electronic communications network involve the steps, various means, and associated processing logic to register participants' transaction items of online group deals, aggregate a plurality of transaction measures of said deals, provide a plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070299744 - Method for evaluating images displayed on the internet: A method that enables an internet user to determine whether an image viewed truly represents the color, clarity, and depiction of the item the image represents. A test pattern-like graphic, made up of a series of bars, shapes, lines, and shadings, is photographed or scanned alongside an item and published... Agent: Anthony C. Kondaks
20070299743 - System for collaborative internet competitive sales analysis: A method for cataloging and reporting Internet merchant data uses a data center for receiving a plurality of site activity messages regarding two or more seller sites and provides a standardized taxonomy schema with a node for each of two or more products. The method derives from the plurality of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070299746 - Converged tool for simulation and adaptive operations combining it infrastructure performance, quality of experience, and finance parameters: The present invention discloses a convergence tool for analyzing an information technology infrastructure that integrates network performance, quality of experience (QOE), and anticipated financial return parameters, which are interdependent on one another. One aspect of the invention includes a method including a step of identifying an information technology infrastructure configuration... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20070299747 - Method and system for replenishing rotable inventory: A method for replenishing rotable material associated with a parts exchange program comprises receiving replenishment data associated with a part number, and estimating projected rotable requirements for the part number based on the replenishment data. A supplemental quantity of new materials required to meet the projected rotable requirements is determined... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070299748 - System and method for analyzing service loss within a rotable supply chain: A method for analyzing service loss in a rotable supply chain includes receiving, in an inventory management system, an exchange sales order associated with a rotable part. The method also includes establishing a scheduled ship date associated with the exchange sales order. One or more supply chain events associated with... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070299750 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that can read data from a storage medium having hierarchically structured directories including a first directory and a second directory which is stored in the first directory. The apparatus includes: a display portion that displays designation information of the first directory; a designation portion that designates... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 0166889, 006760
20070299753 - Participatory equity appreciation contract (\"peac\"): A system and method for managing the risk for prospective real estate property buyers of price volatility in the real estate market in which they intend to purchase a property, without the need to make an immediate purchase. Data is input into a computer system and the computer system is... Agent: Pedro C. Fernandez Cooper & Dunham LLP
20070299788 - Arrangement for and a method of determining damages in shareholder class action litigation: Current practice in class action litigation entails a series of arbitrary assumptions about fundamental parameters that may not meet Daubert standards of scientific evidence. A new theoretically-grounded microstructure trading model (TMTM) method and arrangement determines retained shares for use in damages calculations for securities fraud cases and complies with Daubert... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20070299785 - Method of searching and classifying funds: A method of searching and classifying of funds and their related investment information, especially for online use, involving: providing a software program for facilitating performance of a search; providing a fields list; and providing a starting list, the search being of a type such as a user-provided holdings comparison and... Agent: Cislo & Thomas, LLP
20070299786 - Multi-level leverage account structure: An investment structure for multiple classes of investors that combines the advantages of both the master feeder structure and the reverse master feeder structure with segregated accounts. In particular, an investment structure is formed in which investors invest in a common fund. The common fund, in turn, opens a common... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070299787 - System, method, and computer program for analyzing stocks: A system and method wherein individual stocks within a portfolio are analyzed is disclosed. The user is permitted to vary which valuation metrics, or variables, which are used to analyze a particular stock. The user is further permitted to vary the weight or significance of the selected variables.... Agent: Brian J. Teague John H. Thomas, P.C.
20070299763 - Resource management apparatus, computer readable medium and information processing apparatus: A resource management apparatus includes: a plurality of resource bidders; a bid manager; a repetition controller. The plurality of resource bidders are respectively provided for a plurality of application programs, each of which consumes and/or supplies resources. Each of the resource bidders calculates a current bid price for each of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070299767 - Bankruptcy evaluation service and system: A method for assigning a value to a debt is disclosed. The method includes entering, into a digital computer, bankruptcy data associated with a bankruptcy proceeding after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy data may include priority claim data associated with priority claims, non-precedence claim data associated with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20070299768 - System and method for processing bankruptcy claims: A method is disclosed. The method includes sending bankruptcy notification messages to a plurality of creditors. The bankruptcy notification messages notify the creditors that various debtors have filed for bankruptcy. Requests are received from the plurality of creditors to file proofs of claims for debts owed by the debtors to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20070299772 - Apparatus, system, and method for an electronic receipt service for consumers, merchants and financial institutions: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing transactional data for consumers, employers, merchants, and financial institutions. A profile module is included to receive a profile created from client input. The profile comprises user client information, transactional information chosen by the client to be gathered from the client's transactions,... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20070299774 - System and method for card not present transactions: An authorizing system used for credit card and similar transactions where the credit card is not physically presented to the merchant (i.e., “card not present” transactions). Authorizing criteria may be selected by the account holder and stored in the authorizing system, for comparison to subsequent “card not present” transactions. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070299775 - Systems and methods for associating a second source of funds with an electronic check transaction: A system automatically determines authorization and payment from a checking account of a financial transaction occurring through the presentation of a check card. For a proposed financial transaction of a customer from a merchant having a membership program, the system obtains an indication that the customer is a member of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070299778 - Local peer-to-peer digital content distribution: Electronic devices such as media players are configured for participation in activities relating to local, peer-to-peer distribution of digital content. In an exemplary distribution transaction, digital content items such as audio files, video files, text files, multimedia files, data files, playlists, and metadata are distributable between a source device and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070299779 - Method and apparatus for authorizing a software product to be used on a computer system: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for authorizing a software product to be used on a computer system. During operation, the system receives authorization information at a database from a point of sale system located at a retailer, wherein the authorization information is associated with the software... Agent: Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20070299777 - Online fraud solution: Various embodiments of the invention provide solutions (including inter alia, systems, methods and software) for dealing with online fraud. Some embodiments function to access and/or obtain information from (and/or receive data from) a data source; the data might, for example, indicate a possible instance of online fraud. Certain embodiments, therefore,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070299686 - Apparatus, systems and methods for interfacing with digital scales configured with remote client computer devices: The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods providing a digital scale interface in a global communications shipping management environment so that a shipping management system resident on a server computer device remote from a user client computer device, receive and recognizes a weight of a parcel from the digital... Agent: Khorsandi Patent Law Group, A.l.c.
20070299683 - Method of repeatedly securitizing intellectual property assets and facilitating investments therein: The present invention relates to methods of repeatedly valuing intellectual property assets and securitizing such assets. The present invention provides a means whereby holders or owners of proprietary intellectual property may readily determine the value to the business of the securitization of their intellectual property estate and obtain capital by... Agent: Storm LLP
20070299674 - Methods and systems for candidate medical assessment: Disclosed methods and systems include providing a medical assessment in which it is determined if a candidate is medically suitable for employment based on a standardized process and medical information associated with a candidate. The process includes analyzing the answers in the medical information for an inconsistency.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070299685 - Methods and systems for generating electronic program guides: Various embodiments provide ways to collect, organize and process metadata associated with particular instances of media content. Metadata can be collected from a variety of metadata providers and organized in individual content folders that can be provided to various client devices. The client devices can process the content folders to... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070299684 - Secure on-line ticketing: A method and apparatus for generating a Value Bearing Indicium (VBI) for on-line ticketing applications. A VBI may be generated by hashing user information to create a message digest that is used to create a digital signature. The digital signature is combined with the user information to create a VBI... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070299682 - System and method for real-time bidding for internet advertising space: A method implemented in a computer system for determining an advertisement in response to an advertising opportunity, wherein the advertising opportunity is an opportunity to place the advertisement on a web page subsequent to a request for the web page by a browser. The computer system receives an indication of... Agent: Beh Investments LLC
20070299689 - Billing modifier module for integrated emergency medical transportation database system: An integrated medical database system for the emergency medical transportation business. The system includes a dispatch and demographic module, a clinical module, an administration module and a billing module. Each module may communicate data with one or more of the other modules to form a system incorporating data sharing, thus... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070299690 - Health care method: The present invention is directed to methods of administering health care insurance benefits. In particular, the present invention is directed to methods of providing health care coverage in which clinical services are differentiated into different clinical categories, which correspond with different levels of insurance benefits. The clinical categories include Preventive... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070299691 - Systems and computer program products for relating data in healthcare databases: Systems and computer program products for relating facts stored in healthcare databases are provided. At least two fact tables stored in a healthcare database including data meeting a criteria of interest are located. An identification key is assigned to the at least two fact tables including the located data meeting... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley Sajovec P.A.
20070299696 - Medical information management apparatus for managing interview sheet data: A recording unit records implementation information on a medical treatment performed on a patient. An extraction unit extracts information necessary to prepare an interview result of an interview item for the patient, from the implementation information recorded in the recording unit. A preparation unit prepares the interview result by referring... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070299697 - Methods for associating records in healthcare databases with individuals: Methods for associating healthcare records in healthcare databases with an individual are provided. One or more attribute types are located in first and second records. The one or more attribute types being associated with the individual. A weighted score is determined for the located at least one attribute type based... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley Sajovec P.A.
20070299700 - System and method for assessing earned premium for distance-based vehicle insurance: A system and method for calculating and assessing earned insurance premium for a mileage based insurance contract is disclosed. The system includes charging a customer a policy premium for a policy period of an insurance contract defined in part by coverage for a preselected number of units distance from the... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20070299699 - System and method for initiation of payment of a member cost portion of insurance claim expenses: A method and system for providing initiation of payment of a member's cost portion of insurance claims to a provider includes an insurance company adjudicating claims received from a provider, and directing a financial institution having an association with the member to pay for the member's cost portion of the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070299701 - Event driven airport: A network equipped with methods for detecting and notifying entities of changes in travel information (“events”) to users. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a method for notifying entities of events comprises the steps allowing an entity to register interest in an event, and providing a means to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070299705 - Method and apparatus for observation model validation: A method and apparatus are provided for validating an observation model. The apparatus includes an observation model separator configured to receive the observation model and identify a constraint applicable to the observation model. The apparatus further includes a validation algorithm processor configured to classify the applicable constraint and validate the... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20070299707 - Method and system for indicating that durations are estimated: The present invention relates to designating that durations of specific tasks are estimated or tentative. The user can indicate estimated durations by the sheet mode or the dialog mode. Estimated duration characters are symbols of uncertainty, such as “?”, that indicate that the duration entries are not fixed and final,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20070299711 - System and a method for mission planning: A system and a method for assisting in planning how to carry out a mission on a plurality of targets with a plurality of resources of different types. Information about the mission, the targets and the resources are received. The system includes a plurality of computing modules arranged in a... Agent: Venable LLP
20070299714 - System and method for managing mobile workers: A computer implemented system and method for managing mobile workers in an object oriented programming environment is disclosed. A plurality of target objects that correspond to facilities assets to be worked on by a mobile worker are classified within a database of the computer. The attributes of each target object... Agent: Richard K. Warther Allen, Dyer,doppelt,milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070299722 - Method for the automatic detection of the use of chargeable means of transport conveying passengers: Disclosed is a method for the automatic detection of the use of chargeable means of transport conveying passengers. Said method is characterized in that at least one transmitter located in the area of the means of transport sends out data telegrams in the form of unidirectional communication while said data... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070299721 - System, method and computer readable medium for billing based on a duration of a service period: A system, method, and computer readable medium for billing based on a duration of a service period, comprises sending fleet data from a third party entity to a toll authority via a toll rental entity, matching toll data with the fleet data by the toll authority, if the toll data... Agent: Rg&associates
20070299725 - Airline membership program: An airline membership program allows consumers to prepay a membership fee to the airline, and, in return, be given the right to obtain the lowest cost airline tickets without blackout dates or seat restrictions. The consumer signs up and provides personal identification data to the airline and obtains membership data... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20070299724 - Apparatus and method of marketing products, distributing product samples and capturing consumer personal data: An apparatus for distributing at least one product to consumers includes a housing and a plurality of belt conveyors for storing a predetermined quantity of such product. A serving tray is positioned externally to the housing for incrementally receiving one of the predetermined quantity of such product. Another belt conveyor... Agent: James Ray & Associates
20070299728 - Interactive electronic commerce and message interchange system: Methods, apparatuses and systems enabling an interactive electronic commerce system enabling the targeted exchange of messages with interested users presented with message codes in conventional media, such as television, radio, and printed publications. The present invention allows for the targeted dissemination of information, such as advertising, promotions, sales announcements, coupons,... Agent: Law Office Of Mark J. Spolyar
20070299727 - Method and apparatus for providing a supplementary product sale at a point-of-sale terminal: A POS terminal provided in accordance with the present invention receives the items in a purchase. Typically, each item will have a bar code that is scanned by a bar code scanner, and the POS terminal in turn receives, from the bar code scanner, signals representative of the items. The... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20070299726 - Methods and apparatus for providing an incentive to learning: A learning incentive vehicle is implemented to promote learning efforts and fund charitable entities that support learning programs. The learning incentive vehicle may be in the form of a bookmark, gift card, electronic, or the like. It has associated therewith a prescribed value and a charitable reserve, and may be... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070299729 - Printing system, apparatus and method for automatically printing records of electronic transactions: A method and system for automatically printing a hard copy of transaction information relating to a transaction conducted electronically between a user-side and a supplier side. A control apparatus performs an operation of identifying a selected aspect of information regarding the electronic transaction to thereby generate a print apparatus which... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070299739 - Electronic commerce system and electronic commerce method: A message, including ordering-data receiving process of receiving ordering data including price information representing a price of a target product to be purchased and personal information including ID information which has previously been given to at least one purchaser for sales, via a network a payment determination process of determining... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070299741 - Method and apparatus upgrade assistance using critical historical product information: Embodiments of the present invention provide an integrated methodology that simplifies upgrade choices for complex computer products through the use of automation and integration of product monitoring and business applications with, for example, web based capabilities. Historical information for computer systems is collected and transmitted to a remote support system.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070299738 - Method for selling content over a network: A method to generate revenue from supplied content is provided. Content is provided to a consumer via a network by providing a content service that allows the consumer to select and retrieve content as a package together with a clearing of the selectable content to an operator used by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070299740 - System and method for facilitating consignment and sales of inventory or services: A system and method for the facilitation of sales for items or services between vendors and buyers through an intermediary platform. The sale of these goods or services would be implemented utilizing a haggling process in which the intermediary and each individual buyer would bargain for a final sale price... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry
20070299742 - Third-party billing system and method: A third-party billing system and method permits consumers to conduct e-commerce transactions (including microtransactions) securely and anonymously by providing billing and personal information to the third party billing system rather than to merchants. A consumer initiates a transaction by placing an order for a product. The consumer then authorizes the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070299745 - Method and apparatus for marketing products over the internet: A method and apparatus is disclosed for permitting an online user to buy merchandise over the Internet from multiple vendor sites, after a single entry of their credit card information. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention includes an online impulse marketing system including a plurality of customer and merchant... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070299749 - System and method for commodity consumption monitoring and management: A service that leverages established wireless messaging paradigms such as, possibly inter alia, Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, and IP Multimedia Subsystem to yield an infrastructure that allows a Mobile Subscriber to seamlessly employ their Wireless Device to monitor, and optionally manage, the consumption of one or more commodities.... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20070299751 - Duty and tax avoidance device and system: A device, system and method for duty and tax avoidance is disclosed for a computer-implemented process for converting import tax and duty cost on at least one vehicle/product/good from a taxable entity to a no-cost import tax and duty cost for a Tax Exempt Entity, identified as acronym TEE.... Agent: Frank B. Arenas, Esq.
20070299752 - Expense recovery system for multi-function device with smart data entry: An expense recovery system for a digital MFD in the form of a modification to the application program interface of the MFD to allow input of identifiers for the user, the client and the job and to transmit this information and other transaction data to a host computer for billing... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20070299754 - Fee generation, presentation, billing and payment method and apparatus: A fee generation, presentation, billing and payment method and apparatus for service providers is disclosed herein.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20070299757 - Financial activity based on tropical weather events: A graphical user interface for a financial activity network that includes a central managing system connected to a plurality of participant terminals. Rules governing operation of the financial activity are stored for future reference. A participant provides investment information such as a map location for the predicted strike by the... Agent: Olson & Hierl, Ltd.
20070299756 - Method and system for distribution of unactivated bank account cards: The invention comprises a method for distributing dead bank cards to customers who have not solicited a bank card or submitted an application. The dead bank card is a bank card (e.g., ATM card, debit card, check card, and the like) which contains all necessary information to be used, including... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20070299755 - Purchase card performance system: A Purchase Card Maximization apparatus, method, and program product enhances efficiencies realized by an organization through (1) Performance Metrics And Reporting by analyzing applicable purchases through a cost center hierarchical display, measuring performance against baseline targets, highlighting areas in need of improvement, and providing reports that list specific steps to... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070299759 - Hybrid mortgage-backed investment vehicles and a method and system for hybrid mortgage-backed investment vehicles: A hybrid mortgage-backed investment vehicle in which the pool of mortgages which back the investment vehicle is made up of selected traditional and modifiable mortgages. This invention allows for increased customization over traditional mortgage-backed securities which may be backed by pools of either traditional or modifiable mortgages, but not both.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070299760 - Method and system for life settlement contract securitization and risk management: This invention provides methods and systems for the efficient securitization and risk management of life settlement contracts. The advantages of the present invention include the ability to create securities derived from diverse pools of life insurance related obligations by managing, disaggregating, and recombining the risks of the underlying life insurance... Agent: Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Attn: Joel E. Lutzker
20070299758 - Method and system for multiple portfolio optimization: Methods and systems for optimizing a plurality of portfolios, each portfolio including one or more shares of one or more tradable assets, and may include the steps of: receiving asset data associated with the plurality of the portfolios; receiving one or more optimization constraints including at least one global constraint... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070299761 - Real estate investment techniques: The present invention relates to real estate investment techniques for facilitating foreign investment in domestic real estate assets.... Agent: Arnold & Porter LLP Attn:IPDocketing Dept.
20070299762 - Structuring method and associated modelling software for the syndication of federal low-income housing tax credits generated by mixed-income tax-exempt bond financed low-income housing tax credits projects.: Mixed-income housing projects generate federal low-income housing tax credits. Previously, due to numerous impediments, it has been impossible to efficiently syndicate these credits, resulting in many going to waste every year. The present invention relates a method that allows for more efficient syndication of the available tax credits, as well... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20070299764 - Certification and activation of used phones purchased through an online auction: A system and method for providing an online auction of a wireless device. An indicator is displayed to a winner of an online auction of the wireless device. The indicator is associated with an option for the user to certify the wireless device for use with one or more providers... Agent: Patton Boggs, L.L.P.
20070299765 - Method and system for conducting electronic auctions with aggregate lotting for transformation bidding: An auction methodology wherein individual demands are bid in lots and an aggregation of several lots is then run as an individual lot to determine if the buyer can attract a lower price offering from bidders by selecting to award the total volume of all of the individual lots to... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20070299766 - Method of processing bids over a network: A method of processing bids over a network for an item to be sold, using a cumulative quantity based factor, comprises, setting a first bid level at which to offer the item at an initial quantity, setting at least a second bid level at which to offer the item at... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20070299769 - Lender selection system and method: Systems and methods are provided herein for selecting and soliciting a plurality of lenders. In one exemplary embodiment, a loan originator obtains lending criteria of a plurality of lenders, which can include lender desking criteria, product criteria, and finance and insurance criteria. The originator then obtains applicant lending data of... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20070299770 - System for transfering an inbound communication to one of a plurality of credit-counseling agencies: A system for referring a telephone communication to one of a plurality of financial assistance providers based on lender criteria, the method including the steps of: storing telephone numbers for a plurality of financial assistance providers in memory accessible by a digital electrical computer; obtaining lender criteria for selecting one... Agent: Peter K. Trzyna, Esq.
20070299771 - Systems and methods for providing consumers anonymous pre-approved offers from a consumer-selected group or merchants: The system and method of the present invention provides consumers with credit information including information which can help the consumer evaluate the consumer's credit report or credit worthiness. The present invention can also provide consumers with suggestions to help consumers better their credit rating. The system and method of the... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20070299773 - Purchase card system and method therefor: The system allow users of cell phones the use of their cell phone account via a cash card, purchase card or credit card to effect transactions at existing terminals that are connected to card handling companies. Each respective card refers to the SIM-card in the cell phone. This SIM-card is... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)
20070299776 - Method for preventing medical fraud: The use of a real time transmitted encrypted identification system to verify patient ID, location, time and medical service provider identification helps to prevent fraudulent insurance claims. The system may use a networked laptop computer having identity capturing systems such as a bar code reader, magnetic card reader, smartcard reader,... Agent: Michael V. Frustaci
20070299780 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program product for providing a content superdistribution system: A method and system are provided for transferring content and one or more tokens between a server and one or more terminals. The method and system consists of a first terminal capable of connecting to a server and enabling the purchase of content and one or more tokens from the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070299781 - System and apparatus for credit data transmission: A system for transmitting credit transaction data, such as an authorization request, is provided. The system includes a remote hub system that is connected to a communications medium, such as the Internet. The remote hub system receives credit transaction data, such as an authorization request, a credit card number, and... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP
20070299782 - System and method for proffering multiple biometrics for use with a fob: The present invention discloses a system and methods for biometric security using multiple biometrics in a transponder-reader system. The biometric security system also includes a biometric sensor that detects biometric samples and a device for verifying biometric samples. In one embodiment, the biometric security system includes a transponder configured with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20070299783 - System and method for proffering multiple biometrics for use with a fob: The present invention discloses a system and methods for biometric security using multiple biometrics in a transponder-reader system. The biometric security system also includes a biometric sensor that detects biometric samples and a device for verifying biometric samples. In one embodiment, the biometric security system includes a transponder configured with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20070299784 - A system and method for facilitating consignment and sales of inventory or services: A system and method for the facilitation of sales for items or services between vendors and buyers through an intermediary platform. The sale of these goods or services would be implemented utilizing a haggling process in which the intermediary and each individual buyer would bargain for a final sale price... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry
20070299789 - Assessing and monetizing bandwidth usage in a networked mobile application: A method of monetizing a software application for mobile devices. The initial step is developing a software application designed to operate on a mobile device, which is followed by determining a transaction unit for the application. The program proceeds by estimating the bandwidth usage of the application, determining a pricing... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20070299790 - Method and system for dynamic pricing: A computer system and method for dynamic pricing is described. The system includes at least one dynamic calculator, which performs calculations based upon conditional rules.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20070299791 - Systems and methods for international dutiable returns: A system and method is disclosed for facilitating international return of dutiable goods. A typical application involves a purchaser buying goods on-line, resulting in shipping the goods internationally to the purchaser. After receipt of the goods, the purchaser determines that return of the goods is necessary. The purchaser contacts the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070299792 - Mail processing system with unique mailpiece authorization assigned in advance of mailpieces entering carrier service mail processing stream: A mailing list is created including destination addresses for mailpieces to be submitted to a carrier service for delivery. A unique mailpiece identifier associated with mailpieces on the mailing list is generated by the carrier or other trusted third party. The unique mailpiece identifier is printed on the mailpiece with... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive12/20/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070294090 - Automated repair analysis using a bundled rule-based system: A method for diagnosing a device malfunction includes receiving a request for repair from an electromechanical device, wherein the request includes identification of the malfunctioning device, data related to the configuration and state of the device, information on the level of access to the device, and a description of the... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20070294089 - Gameplay recording and marketplace: The present invention generally provides methods and systems for recording and distributing information on various aspects of videogame play (gameplay). In one embodiment, a method of providing gaming information may include receiving gaming information recorded during gameplay by a user during execution of a gaming application. The gaming information may... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070294095 - Method of connecting people for social interaction: A method of connecting two individuals for social interaction on the Internet uses a sign attached to a window of a vehicle occupied by one of the individuals. When the vehicle occupant sees another person, either a pedestrian or in another vehicle, the vehicle occupant illuminates the sign to direct... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.
20070294094 - Methods of customizing, licensing and sustaining a technology option to meet a customer requirement: Methods of licensing state-of-the-art technology, such as an optical analysis system and components thereof, include assessing a technology requirement of a customer, such as a pharmaceutical, food or chemical industry customer; pricing the optical analysis system to meet the technology requirement; testing the optical analysis system to meet the technology... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20070294088 - Network service recruitment architecture: A network service recruitment architecture for marketing casual computer games, electronic greeting cards, or other similar electronic products delivered over a network is described. The architecture enables consumers to recruit other potential consumers to purchase or use such products delivered over the network. The recruiters are allowed to join a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20070294093 - Preventative maintenance system: A method and apparatus for real time preventative maintenance of a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. The method and apparatus are capable for scheduling service, business billing and invoicing, parts management, a remote control of a molding system for... Agent: Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd Co/amc Intellectual Property Grp
20070294092 - System and method for creating and organizing job applicant credential information: The invention is a system and method for creating and organizing credential information comprising a server, a memory module, a database, and a user interface wherein users can store and organize comprehensive credential information, such as testimonials written about said user, multimedia presentations authored by said user, job ideals, and... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.
20070294103 - Automated laboratory test ordering and result tracking: Computerized systems and methods are provided for coordinating clinical laboratory testing from initial order entry to results notification. A laboratory testing manager provides a centralized conduit for interfacing entities placing orders for laboratory testing and laboratories performing testing. Entities, such as healthcare providers, patients, and the like, may access the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20070294105 - Medical documentation system: An electronic documentation system for use in care for a patient given by a health care provider, comprising a documentation device having a digital video recorder directed towards the patient that records digital video images and audio signals concerning the care of the patient. An input interface is provided that... Agent: Thomas W. Epting Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann, P.C.
20070294104 - System, method, and means, to detect and prevent fraudulent medical insurance claims: The invention provides a method for detecting and preventing fraudulent medical insurance claims comprising storing identifying information and medical transaction histories on a portable device and on a server. The portable device is presented by a valid patient user to an authorized medical care provider. Medical transaction histories stored transaction... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070294109 - Method and system for creation of an integrated medical record via a communications computer network: A method and system for single form creation of a patient visit medical record via the Internet that integrates with the financial system of the healthcare provider. A patient record generally has medical data and financial data. This system improves processing medical data, patient care, and financial information. First, the... Agent: Paul M. Denk
20070294113 - Method for evaluating correlations between structured and normalized information on genetic variations between humans and their personal clinical patient data from electronic medical patient records: Various embodiments of the presently described invention provide a method for evaluating correlations between genetic variations and clinical information. The method includes normalizing one or more of genotypic data and clinical data associated with each of a plurality of patients in a population of patients, receiving one or more clinical... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070294112 - Systems and methods for identification and/or evaluation of potential safety concerns associated with a medical therapy: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for identification of potential safety concerns associated with a medical therapy. The system includes a data search component adapted to search for and compile data based at least in part on a medical therapy and a data analysis component adapted to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070294111 - Systems and methods for identification of clinical study candidates: Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for searching electronic medical data to identify a pool of potential study participants. Certain embodiments provide a method including the steps of receiving a plurality of search criteria, executing a search of electronic medical data based on each of the plurality of search criteria... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070294110 - Systems and methods for refining identification of clinical study candidates: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for refining the identification of study candidates. In an embodiment, the method may include receiving a plurality of clinical conditions at a user interface. The conditions may generally be tied to codified terms in electronic medical patient records. The method... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070294116 - Method and system for an online rental vehicle reservation-booking website including a travel agent path: A system and method is disclosed herein for providing a travel agent path through a rental vehicle reservation-booking website. Among the features described as embodiments of the invention include the ability to quickly load travel agent client information into a renter information page of the website and the ability for... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20070294118 - Method and apparatus for enterprise risk management: A method of enterprise risk management includes defining a hierarchical organizational model to represent an enterprise. The model has a master level and one or more levels subordinate to the master level. The master level has plural materiality grades and plural probability grades, each subordinate level including one or more... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20070294120 - Method and system for integrating special requests with a calendar application: The illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, computer usable program code, and system for managing special requests of meeting attendees through an electronic calendar application. A host lists prospective attendees to a meeting in an electronic calendar application. The calendar application searches the attendees' profiles for any special requests... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070294121 - Preventative maintenance system: A method and apparatus for real time preventative maintenance of a molding system. The molding system could be a metal molding system or a plastics molding system. The method and apparatus are capable for scheduling service, business billing and invoicing, parts management, a remote control of a molding system for... Agent: Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd Co/amc Intellectual Property Grp
20070294124 - Hospitality performance index: A method for evaluating and forecasting performance at a hospitality facility in a hospitality performance system, including the steps of: (1) transmitting each subject hospitality facility's performance data to a central service of the hospitality performance system using an Internet browser to access a system website, the central service being... Agent: Kathleen M Harleston The Harleston Law Firm
20070294122 - System and method for interacting in a multimodal environment: A system and method of interacting in a multimodal fashion with a user to conduct a survey relate to presenting a question to a user, receiving user input in a first mode and/or a second mode, classifying the received user input on a certainty scale, the certainty scale related to... Agent: At&t Corp.
20070294123 - System and method to determine the prices and order quantities that maximize a retailer's total profit: The present invention provides a system and method for determining the prices and order quantities that maximize a retailer's expected profit by using a multi-dimensional distribution of the highest prices that customers are willing to pay. This is novel, as well in the literature as in the patent database. Brand... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20070294131 - Method of compensation for content recommendations: A system and method of dynamic compensation for providing content recommendations. When a content recommendation is received from a first user, a first value of the content may be determined at the time related to receipt of the recommendation. A second value of the content may be determined after a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20070294134 - A multiple entity purchase and sale transaction system: A multiple entity purchase and sale transaction system enables shoppers and sellers to conduct business on internet using shopping groups. Group shopping allows sellers to sell goods and services to groups of shoppers at low prices. The multiple entity purchase and sale transaction system can be implemented as a group... Agent: Juxing Yang
20070294135 - Consumable product sales methods and consumable product displays: Methods and apparatus associated with selling a first product and a second product with advertising at different prices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200
20070294137 - Custom order manager: A method is provided of displaying the progress, through a plurality of separate entities each externally linked by a network to a display and a data repository, of an order for a product. The method comprises receiving purchase order information, order status information, manufacturing status information associated with the order,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20070294141 - Method and device for aiding consumers in the selection of infant clothing: The subject invention relates to a method and a device for aiding users in determining the correct correspondence between infant clothing size and meteorological season, based on infant birth date. The method includes using an infant clothing sizing chart with a plurality of rows that correspond to an infant birth... Agent: Eric Bublitz
20070294139 - Pickaride.com -network of goods and services: The invention relates to providing a communication method and system of connecting perspective clients to various service/goods providers that are mobile and non-mobile. Part of this invention will be a communication channel between a consumer of goods and services and a provider of goods and services. This invention will further... Agent: Michael Habashy
20070294142 - Systems and methods to try on, compare, select and buy apparel: This invention provides methods and systems for a user to try on, compare, select and buy apparel (including hairstyles and lipsticks) in a computer based environment. By using a picture of the user or anyone else, the system creates a realistic model of the person. Then the user can put... Agent: Ping Liu Kattner
20070294146 - Apparatus and method for optimizing inventory in a production operation: An apparatus for analyzing inventory comprises a database configured to store historical data including inventory levels, consumption transactions, replenishment transactions, supplier lead times and prices. A computer is coupled to the database and includes procedures for retrieving data from the database, analyzing the data, and providing optimal inventory data according... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20070294149 - Catalog based price search: A catalog based price search method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a set of data classifiers based on an offering classification, associating a price search data with a particular data classifier of the set of data classifiers, creating a database having the price... Agent: Raj Abhyanker, LLP C/o Portfolioip
20070294148 - Rfid methods in the manufacture of reclosable packages: The present disclosure relates to the implanting of RFID (radio frequency identification) chips into the slider of a zipper of a reclosable package. This allows for subsequent reading of the RFID identifying data to identify associated with the reclosable package. This can be done by using the RFID data directly... Agent: Day Pitney LLP Account: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20070294150 - Specialty stents with flow control features or the like: Methods and systems are described for obtaining a parameter relating to a stent inventory shortage and for specializing one or more stents in response to obtaining the parameter relating to the stent inventory shortage.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070294151 - Specialty stents with flow control features or the like: Methods and systems are described for obtaining a parameter relating to a stent inventory shortage and for specializing one or more stents in response to obtaining the parameter relating to the stent inventory shortage.... Agent: Searete LLC Suite 110
20070294152 - Specialty stents with flow control features or the like: Methods and systems are described for obtaining a parameter relating to a stent inventory shortage and for configuring a stent with a flow occlusion portion in response to the obtained parameter relating to the stent inventory shortage.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070294147 - Time monitoring system: A system, a method, and a service that monitors the time a space is occupied. The time period for occupation of the space may be prepaid or the fees may accumulate while the space is occupied. The system detects when an occupant enters the space and starts a timer. The... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c
20070294153 - System and method for automatically generating shipping manifests: A system for generating a shipping manifest for one or more pieces of equipment is provided. The system includes a database configured to store data representative of information located on tags related to one or more pieces of equipment to be shipped and a reader-writer component configured to read/write the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070294155 - Apparatus, system, method, and computer program for managing transactions involving aviation assets: An apparatus, system, method, and computer program for managing transactions involving aviation assets are provided. A graphical display is generated for presentation to one or more users. The graphical display contains information associated with an aviation asset and a list of steps associated with a transaction involving the aviation asset.... Agent: Docket Clerk
20070294154 - Financial recommendation method for a business entity: A method of providing a financial recommendation for a business entity includes providing a first set of constraints for a first set of financial categories having at least two spending categories. Predicted values for each of a plurality of financial categories that include at least the first set of financial... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070294191 - Matched filter approach to portfolio optimization: Given a fixed amount of capital, how to invest it optimally by distributing it among a set of stocks and securities so as to maximize the return while minimizing the overall risk is addressed here. Given that one has full freedom in selecting the type of stocks, a new strategy... Agent: Mr. Walter J. Tencza Jr. Suite 3
20070294189 - Query tools: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for managing financial data associated with a plurality of financial service providers. Generally speaking, embodiments of the present invention provide tools for use in accessing a variety of financial and/or account information a large corpus of account information that may be divided among... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070294190 - Real estate market strength indicator: A method and apparatus for evaluating the strength of a specified real estate market. The market is first identified, and then relevant information is gathered, including total number of sales SC closed within a period of time, total number of sales SP currently pending, and total number of active sales... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20070294161 - Proxies for actively managed funds: Among other things, receiving public information about an actively managed fund, selecting a group of financial assets, determining a group of weights corresponding to the group of financial assets thereby determining a weighted group of financial assets, the weights being determined based only on the public information, and publishing the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070294160 - System for matching orders for futures contracts which facilitate electronic trading of over the counter futures contracts: An electronic trading system and method is disclosed for matching orders for various asset classes including futures contracts and the subsequent settlement and clearance of such contracts. The electronic trading system is configured to be connected to one or more electronic exchanges and is also configured to interface with the... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070294163 - System and method for retaining mortgage customers: One embodiment of the invention provides a machine-readable medium embodying a method of providing a list of individuals who are most likely to move, payoff or refinance their mortages. The method includes receiving demographic data, customer data and property data from a database, and creating a plurality of records, each... Agent: Ketan S. Vakil Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
20070294171 - Method and apparatus for providing a virtual universe: A method and apparatus of providing a virtual universe associated with a product is disclosed. A virtual universe of amenities is established. The virtual universe of amenities is sponsored by the vendor of a product. A security code is provided as part of the sale of the product. The security... Agent: General Instrument Corporation Dba The Connected Home Solutions Business Of Motorola, Inc.
20070294170 - Systems and methods for conditional access and digital rights management: Conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) in digital media delivery, processing, and storage systems. Methods and apparatuses are provided for managing digital rights under the protection of multiple CA and/or DRM systems. Some embodiments provide secure and robust methods for bridging multiple DRM systems in the digital media... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070294172 - Coalescence of compartmental entertainment units for intellectual property screening: The present invention is directed towards, in one embodiment, a system, process or method for controlling, operating, displaying, generating, rendering or otherwise managing the IP content within a retail structural facility. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention comprises a retail structural facility having a computer controlled system adapted for... Agent: Kevin Lynn Wildenstein
20070294176 - Methods and systems for uninterrupted media change: Uninterrupted Media Change (UMC) is a solution for changing between input channels such that complete segments of content are observed in the output channel. UMC provides for seamless switching between concurrent, multi-segment, media data streams. Media data streams are input channels composed of discrete segments of information, which may include... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20070294177 - Mobile content publishing system and method: A mobile content publishing system and method. Enables creation, edit, upload, distribution and sale of ring tones, ringback tones, text, pictures, video or any other mobile content including music. Enables conversion of file formats depending on the playback device. Billing is performed for the creating user automatically. Users may sell... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20070294178 - Securing media content using interchangeable encryption key: An embodiment of a system for securing media content includes a digital media device comprising a memory associated with a secure element. The memory contains a private key and storage for at least one group key. The private key is used to decrypt transmissions from a remote access control system... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley
20070294179 - Discovering software code subject to licenses: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for discovering whether software files are associated with licenses. One method of software execution includes dividing software code into plural functions, transforming each function into plural tokens, and comparing the plural tokens with a set of tokens that corresponds with a known function subject... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070294180 - Dynamic constraints for content rights: A device for playing digital media comprises a connection for receiving content over a network and a digital rights management (“DRM”) module that identifies rights for the received content by accessing a DRM data structure. The DRM data structure can be a temporal cache. The device receives content and the... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20070294185 - Value added third party contribution registry: The present disclosure provides an improved system and method that allows a registrant to establish, generally through the Internet, an electronic account with a provider of services or products, and allows the registrant and others to add value to the account to raise the value through the collective contributory efforts.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20070294187 - System and method for anomaly detection: A system and method for detecting one or more anomalies in a plurality of observations is provided. In one illustrative embodiment, the observations are real-time network observations collected from a stream of network traffic. The method includes performing a discrete decomposition of the observations, and introducing derived variables to increase... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20070294188 - Methods and programs of dispute resolution: The present invention includes methods and programs for dispute resolution that provide a dispute resolution process for use by two or more parties to any project. The methods and programs described herein include the formation of an expanded dispute review board, a mediation panes, and an arbitration panel. Each of... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.
20070294100 - High-performance matching and filtering for structured and semi-structured rules in real-time: Systems and methods for online content syndication using high-performance matching and filtering for structured and semi-structured rules in real-time are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system provides a marketplace for publishers, editors and advertisers. It can harness the power of the Internet and XML to facilitate the sale and acquisition... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070294097 - Method and apparatus for monitoring execution of a business process managed using a state machine: A state-based method and apparatus are disclosed for tracing and auditing a business process managed using a state machine. The disclosed system can selectively vary the tracing and auditing based, for example, upon the specific state within the business process or the identity of the organization or user associated with... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070294101 - Method and system for enforcing business policies: In one embodiment, there is provided a method, comprising: reading an Electronic Product Code (EPC) from a carrier associated with a product; accessing a policy associated with the product; and performing a policy enforcement operation based on the policy, wherein the policy is securely downloaded from a server on the... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20070294099 - Physical on demand product creation system and method: Software publishers generally want to produce on demand software CDs or DVDs as required for purchases to avoid maintenance of the stock of product. All of the CDs or DVD contents and graphics have to be uploaded and maintained. Physical on demand allows one to sell physical copies of software... Agent: North Oaks Patent Agency
20070294091 - Responding to advertisement-adverse content or the like: A method and system are described for obtaining a relation between a visual display and an advertisement-adverse-content indication or for indicating a linkage between a local delivery of mobile-device content and a commercial purpose. The method and system may also relate to invoking circuitry for signaling whether to cause one... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070294098 - System and method for implementing an occurrence reporting system: The invention comprises a computer network for gathering information in a multi-user environment in order to manage, monitor and report occurrence information. The information includes input such as data representing an event that is either unsafe, caused or could have caused harm to people, property and/or the environment or any... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (ott)
20070294096 - System and method for interactive marketing: A system and method of interactive, location-based presentation and advertising that enables users with wireless network addressable communications devices to control multi-media content on network addressable screens and enables marketers to track, monitor and respond to users interactions in real time. A Proxy Gateway directs a network addressable client PC,... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070294102 - System and method of creating, aggregating, and transferring environmental emission reductions: An integrated, holistic methodology for enabling a systematic creation, aggregation, verification, registration, storage, transfer/sale, and retirement of environmental emission removal units provides a control and management system complementing the use of sound foundational science to qualify and quantify environmental emission reductions and removals, and provides the framework for accurate data... Agent: Carl M. Napolitano, Ph.d. Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20070294106 - System and method for configuring clinical care setting per patient according to clinical guidelines: A system and method for configuring a clinical setting for a particular patient according to a clinical guideline prescribed for the particular patient are provided. The system (200) includes at least one contactless reader (404) for detecting a first tag associated with a patient (416) and generating a first identification... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070294108 - Unified systems and methods for controlling use and operation of a family of different treatment devices: Unified systems and methods enable control of the use and operation of a family of different treatment devices, to treat dysfunction in different regions of the body.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20070294107 - Uses of endopeptidases in treatment of disease: Compounds and methods of treatment of inflammation are presented that serve to enhance MMP inhibition to block elevation of MMP activity in various disease conditions. Such treatment leads to normalization of function, blockade of the elevated levels of oxygen free radical production in the microcirculation, normalization of the elevated plasma... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20070294114 - Record sharing privacy system and method: A record sharing privacy system and method are provided herein.... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20070294115 - Method for distributing insurance policy dividends: A method for distributing dividend monies from an insurance policy, such as a life insurance policy, to a policyholder. The method including the determination of an internal value for the insurance company's shares or other securities, offering the insurance company's shares or other securities to the policyholder at the internal... Agent: Olson & Hierl, Ltd.
20070294117 - Airline seat mile fare index market system and method: A system and method of computing an airline market index and an airline market index trading system. Embodiments of the airline market index being computed by selecting a set of airline routes and estimating a distance and fare for each airline route. An average seat mile fare for each airline... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP James Coles
20070294119 - System, method and computer program product for evaluating and rating an asset management business and associate investment funds using experiential business process and performance data, and applications thereof: A method, system and computer program product for evaluating and rating an asset management business and their associated investment funds, including both traditional and alternative managers (i.e., hedge funds) is disclosed. The evaluation of an asset management business and associated investment funds is performed by extracting experiential infrastructure and investment... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070294128 - Automated online methodology for forecasting and anticipating alternative futures developments: A futures forecasting method employs an online Futures Forecasting Engine (FFE) which gathers forecasted trends and events data from invited participants, and rates, categorizes, and sorts the participants input to produce a study forecast. The method has four main stages: (1) Swarm stage which establishes the participants in a study;... Agent: Leighton K. Chong Patent Attorney
20070294129 - Customized food selection, ordering and distribution system and method: A system and method for selecting, ordering and distributing customized food products is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method is a computer-implemented method comprising viewing a list of additives for creating a customized food product, selecting one or more additives from the list of additives to create the customized food... Agent: General Mills, Inc.
20070294130 - Integration of causal models, business process models and dimensional reports for enhancing problem solving: This invention combines the modeling capabilities of causal models, business process models, and dimensional reporting to allow the locating of root causes of problems. The causal models let the user explore the effects of other parts of the system have on the process in question through accessing dimensional reports. By... Agent: Michael N. Haynes
20070294126 - Method and system for characterizing audiences, including as venue and system targeted (vast) ratings: A system for characterizing an audience can comprise instruments that monitor representative audience members for media exposure and an engine that deduces information about the audience as a whole. A set of instruments can monitor each representative audience member's media exposure. An in-home instrument, such as a set top box... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20070294127 - System and method for ranking and recommending products or services by parsing natural-language text and converting it into numerical scores: A system and method for ranking consumer products and services is disclosed. The system includes automated ranking module that calculates scores for each applicable product according to review information crawled from the Internet or any digital or published media.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20070294125 - Targeted collection and use of information from job boards, job listings and similar sources: A job board data collection facility collects computerized data from publicly available sources and using parameters relating to job skills and the like (as opposed to basing data collection on job titles). For example the facility may rely on collecting and organizing information based on one or more mathematical constructs... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070294132 - Methods and systems for recruiting panelists for a research operation: A method for recruiting a person to participate in a research operation comprises at least one of providing such benefit as a service provided by means of a PUA, communicating a message to a PUA that activates or enables the provision of such benefit, communicating a direction to a benefit... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20070294133 - System and method for connecting and managing data transfers over the internet: One embodiment of the present invention is a data bridge between publishers and advertisers for sending data from a publisher to an advertiser, which data bridge comprises: a computer system, which computer system includes: (a) an advertiser configurator; (b) a publisher configurator; (c) a configuration data store; (d) a data... Agent: Michael B. Einschlag Rosenlaw & Einschlag
20070294136 - Method for making use of site activity index and a system thereof: Provided are a method and a system for applying site activity indexes by a site activity index applying system connected to a plurality of user terminals through the Internet. In one embodiment, the method includes checking whether a user who is connected to a web site through the Internet desires... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20070294138 - Sheet processing system, sheet processing method, program, and optically read sheet: Predetermined spaces at different positions in a whole space possible to be given position information by dot patterns are allotted to a plurality of entry boxes provided in a sheet, and definition information for each sheet is associated in advance with the relation between the plural entry boxes and the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070294140 - Method and system for publicizing commercial transactions on a computer network: A computer method and system for publicizing commercial transactions. To publicize a commercial transaction, the system (“e-commerce system”) receives a selection of a purchase transaction for a first item. The e-commerce system identifies an auction for a second item such that the second item is related to the first item.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070294144 - System and method for distributing transformer capacity among transformer users: A method for utilizing transformer capacity allows multiple transformer users to have ordered access to the same backup transformer. When one of the users requires the use of a transformer, the users in line ahead of this user must exercise their rights to use the transformer or pass on their... Agent: Sand & Sebolt
20070294143 - System and method for personalizing articles in real-time: A system and method for personalizing an article in teal-time is provided. A selection of an article for personalization is accepted from a user. A model of the selected article is displayed. At least one personalization attribute is accepted from the user. The model is modified and displayed, based on... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20070294145 - Method for conducting a drywall business: A method for conducting a drywall equipment business comprises the following steps: providing a motor vehicle suitable to be stocked with drywall equipment, staffing the motor vehicle by a first party, the first party providing drywall equipment to a second party from the motor vehicle, and the first party charging... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20070294158 - Asymmetric and volatility margining for risk offset: A system and method for analyzing, administering and managing risk for portfolio including at least one product having substantially asymmetric risk exposures is disclosed. The system and method includes determining a first margin for a first position associated with a financial product, wherein the financial product represents an event having... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20070294157 - Method and system for high speed options pricing: A high speed technique for options pricing in the financial industry is disclosed that can provide both high throughput and low latency. A parallel/pipelined architecture is disclosed for computing an implied volatility in connection with an option. Parallel/pipelined architectures are also disclosed for computing an option's theoretical fair price. Preferably... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20070294156 - Methods and apparatus for iterative conditional probability calculation methods for financial instruments with path-dependent payment structures: Methods and apparatus provide for calculating expected present values and conditional probabilities of future payments of path-dependent rules-based securities or derivative contracts using iterative conditional probability calculation methods, including: (a) breaking a payment horizon of the securities or derivative contracts into N time increments over time t=0 to t=N; (b)... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20070294162 - Algorithmic trading system and method: A system and method for allowing market participants to evaluate the likelihood of finding hidden volume. The model can predict hidden volume and assess the probability that a market order will be executed within the spread and better than the mid-quote. The cost per immediate execution can be assessed.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070294159 - Apparatus, method and system for a versatile financial mechanism and transaction generator and interface: The disclosure details the implementation of an apparatus, method, and system for a versatile financial mechanism and transaction generator and interface (VFMTGI). The disclosure teaches the creation of an effective solution to create and/or leg complex versatile financial mechanisms. The VFMTGI allows the user to remove a great amount of... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20070294164 - Credit account management: Temporarily increasing a credit limit of the credit account to accommodate a purchase by a buyer for goods and/or services from a merchant. An account management module can receive a request to increase the credit limit via an interface. The request can include information regarding the purchase and information regarding... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20070294165 - Systems and methods to facilitate a transfer of a refund amount from an educational institution to a student: A system and method of facilitating a transfer of a refund amount from an educational institution to a student. A refund controller receives from an educational institution a request for authorization of an instant paper check of a payment amount equal to at least a portion of a total refund... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing
20070294166 - Add on investment technology and purchase plus: A system, software product and process for enabling automated investment of funds is disclosed. Using current and existing bank accounts, account holders can debit from or charge to these accounts during normal day-to-day transactions. The transaction amount may be rounded or incremented up to a preset multiple, such as the... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20070294167 - System and method facilitating competitive advantage in issuing financial paper: Financial instruments, particularly time certificates of deposit issued primarily by banks in the form of a contract between the depositor and the financial depository to typically pay an fixed interest rate for a fixed period of time at which redemption may occur. In the U.S. these contracts are required by... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20070294168 - Router-based remittance systems and methods: In some aspects, what is disclosed relates to a processor-based payment method for transferring user-provided payment data through a router that parses the payment data and transfers the parsed data to a plurality of receivers in distinct locations, detecting the parsed data at each of the plurality of receivers, and... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC
20070294169 - Systems, methods and devices for selling transaction instruments: The present invention generally relates to a system and method for distributing an open transaction instrument. The system includes the steps of: accessibly offering for sale, in a retail environment, the open transaction instrument; selling a selected open transaction instrument; and enabling the use of the open transaction instrument. The... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20070294173 - Rights management system and methods: A method of performing digital asset management of content is provided. The content is identified with an identifier. The identifier can be identified with a digital watermark, header file, or both. The identifier is linked to usage rules to regulate usage and protect the content. The usage rules can be... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070294174 - Electronic greeting recruitment architecture: A network service recruitment architecture for marketing casual computer games, electronic greeting cards, or other similar electronic products delivered over a network is described. The architecture enables consumers to recruit other potential consumers to purchase or use such products delivered over the network. The recruiters are allowed to join a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20070294175 - Operation of a network service recruitment architecture: A network service recruitment architecture for marketing casual computer games, electronic greeting cards, or other similar electronic products delivered over a network is described. The architecture enables consumers to recruit other potential consumers to purchase or use such products delivered over the network. The recruiters are allowed to join a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20070294181 - Flexible digital rights management with secure snippets: A method, for use in a DRM context, wherein digital rights enforcing processing is embedded into the rights object. A method, for use in a DRM context, wherein digital rights enforcing is downloaded to a device related to a content access. A processor framework, containing a VISC engine and executing... Agent: Bluerisc Inc Attn: Sylvia J. Moritz
20070294182 - Track data encryption: A method for using a secondary PAN is disclosed. The method includes providing a secondary PAN associated with a primary PAN, where the secondary PAN has at least one end portion that is the same as the primary PAN, but has a middle portion of that is different than the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20070294183 - Method for automatically validating a transaction, electronic payment system and computer program: A method, system and computer program product relating to automatically validating a transaction between an issuer having a signing key, an emitter having an emitter key, an acceptor having a unique identity and a limit on transactions and a validator.... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20070294184 - Method and system for enhanced consumer payment: Disclosed herein is a system for processing a purchase comprising a merchant for providing to a consumer an electronic shopping cart, providing to a consumer a prompt to enter a consumer identifier, and submitting content of the shopping cart and the consumer identifier for payment and a service platform for... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP
20070294186 - Method for ensuring media stream security in ip multimedia sub-system: A method for ensuring media stream security in an IP Multimedia Subsystem network is disclosed. The method includes: assigning an end-to-end media stream security key for a calling User Equipment (UE) or a called UE, by a network device with which the calling UE or the called UE is registered,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070294192 - Systems and methods for price setting and triangulation: The present invention relates to a unified, user driven, business-to-business pricing tool covering all price setting processes. The pricing tool utilizes a multi-dimensional, multi-level workbook which allows the user to select and edit chosen parameters at any level or dimension. The pricing tool allows edited parameters to be set at... Agent: Kang Lim
20070294193 - Personalized delivery payment coding: A method and system for creating a personalized delivery payment coding includes selecting from a set of designs for delivery payment coding, calculating an appropriate fee, paying an appropriate fee, and printing a selected design on delivery payment coding product paper.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070294194 - Systems and methods for providing an express mail label: Systems and methods are provided for generating a mailing label. In one embodiment, a method includes requesting, through a communication channel, a tracking number for the mailing label, wherein the tracking number identifies that the mailing label is printable by a user on a single-sheet medium; receiving, through the communication... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070294195 - Methods of deterring, detecting, and mitigating fraud by monitoring behaviors and activities of an individual and/or individuals within an organization: A cooperative arrangement and method to help deter and/or detect and/or mitigate fraud by evaluating and then monitoring the information of an individual or individuals for changes in fraud risk. A personal information disclosure statement, personal information records, and other relevant information associated with an individual, or a plurality of... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP12/13/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070288252 - Apparatus and process for providing information about alcoholic beverages: Apparatus and method for providing information about an alcoholic beverage, such as wines, spirits, beers and liqueurs requested by a customer in an on-site alcoholic beverage retailer, residence or other establishment in visual format, and optionally a printed format attachment to a label or tag to a beverage bottle, can,... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter
20070288245 - Charisma monetization through an integrated and reusable commerce engine: Charisma monetization through an integrated and reusable commerce engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a service provider includes providing a holistic commerce solution to an admired party through an integration of a branded commerce engine in a mark-up language page of the admired party, fulfilling a transaction... Agent: Raj Abhyanker, LLP C/o Portfolioip
20070288247 - Digital life server: In various embodiments, a digital life server is provided. In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes receiving at a remote server from an authenticated user a request for data. The method further includes determining if the data is stored at the remote server. The method also includes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070288246 - In-line report generator: Techniques are described to provide a graphical user interface including an event element, the event element having been at least partially presented to a user in association with an event performed by the user. For example, the event element may include a query element and/or response element associated with a... Agent: Brake Hughes PLC C/o Intellevate
20070288255 - Method and apparatus for assigning rack space: A method for the assigning rack space in an Internet data center is disclosed. The method includes defining a fragment space from the rack space and defining a fragment space threshold. When a business requesting a rack space is received, a space from the fragment space is assigned to the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070288250 - Method and system for generating collaborative processes: A system is described that may generate collaborative processes, for example, for business partners. The system may include a lifting engine configured to receive public specifications describing a first proprietary process and second proprietary process. The lifting engine may determine an alignment between the public specifications and corresponding elements of... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20070288251 - Method of providing product demonstrations: A method of enabling adaptable demonstrations of products provides products with an internal communications network among at least two components, and includes distributing the products to vendors in different markets, providing to each vendor at least one smart device capable of assuming control of a component in the products, and... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC
20070288256 - Patent claim reference generation: In one embodiment, a method is illustrated as including receiving a search query, the search query relating to a patent, retrieving data relating to a term contained in a claim limitation in the patent, the data including at least one of intrinsic or extrinsic evidence associated with the term by... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070288244 - System and method for defining and dynamically invoking polymorphic call flows: A system and method for defining and dynamically invoking polymorphic call flows in a call flow system. Call flows are defined that include a publisher call flow and subscriber call flows. A first trigger point in a publisher call flow is defined. Triggers specifying late-binding references to trigger points are... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070288248 - System and method for online service of web wide datasets forming, joining and mining: Data mining from remote and disparate data providers is enabled without the need for local arranging and processing. Users have a single “point of entry” to data providers that allows query submission, data collection and assembly, and performing various operations on the datasets obtained from the various data providers (e.g.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070288260 - Coordinating anatomic pathology consultations and inventory tracking: An on-line approach to coordinating intradepartmental anatomic pathology consultations is provided. In accordance with one method in a clinical computing environment, a command to initiate the share event for the anatomic pathology case is received. Review of the anatomic pathology case by one or more share recipients is then coordinated... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20070288261 - Inventory tracking for anatomic pathology consultations: An on-line approach to coordinating intradepartmental anatomic pathology consultations, including coordinating access to physical case materials and/or electronic case materials, is provided. In accordance with one method in a clinical computing environment, a command to initiate a share event for an anatomic pathology case is received. One or more share... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20070288262 - Method and system of adjusting medical cost through auction: To provide a medical cost adjusting method for suppressing a medical cost to a reasonable price so that a person who suffers from a disease can receive an appropriate medical service even if the person is not insured. A medical institution presents a predicted medical cost to be demanded therefrom... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070288271 - Sub-prime automobile sale and finance system: A system to provide automobile financing to individuals with relatively lower credit scores or ratings, or no credit rating, due to lack of credit or lending purchases, that would otherwise only qualify for sub-prime, higher interest loans. Due to the overall system structure, lower rate interest loans can be extended... Agent: Kirk W. Klinkhammer
20070288276 - Banking software design generator: Banking software application development includes defining a plurality of banking object terms, each of these terms relating to components of a banking relationship. Additionally, the software is developed by defining a plurality of responsibility area terms, each of these terms relating to banking activities, wherein each of the responsibility area... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070288274 - Environment aware resource capacity planning for service delivery: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for organizing a capacity planning system. The method includes receiving resource model data from a domain knowledge, receiving generic resource definitions from the domain knowledge, developing a service delivery center capacity model based upon the domain knowledge and other data. The method further includes... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20070288275 - It services architecture planning and management: Technology for evaluating an IT enterprise is provided. The technology models all information technology or solutions as services which are provided to a business organization. Each service can itself consume and be consumed by other services. Using a defined model service portfolio, the business goals of an organization are mapped... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20070288279 - Entering and using time ranges: Systems and methods for entering, associating, and using ranges of time. A time range may be generated using input including concepts that have meaning to a user and the time range's relation to characteristics of other entities, and may be associated with a variety of items, like tasks, appointments, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070288284 - Image processing apparatus, information processing apparatus, image processing method, information processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus is installed with service software for controlling settings of a plurality of devices that performs functions related to image processing. The image processing apparatus is also installed with an application that issues instruction information indicating an instruction related to at least one of the functions. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070288278 - Method and system for automatically scheduling and managing agendas for presentation-style meetings: An invention is disclosed for automated scheduling and management of meetings. Specifically, a method and system are disclosed for using a computer software application to automatically schedule and manage agendas for presentation-style meetings, through the operation of programmed rules designed to optimize presentation schedules by acting upon criteria provided by... Agent: Gerald J. Iwanejko, Jr.
20070288283 - Method for project management:
20070288281 - Rule compliance using a configuration database: A Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB) is utilized to cause resources, which are modeled in and managed by the CMDB, to be in compliance with a newly implemented resource rule. In one embodiment, a computer-implementable method includes the step of, in response to detecting a rule change, transmitting a new rule... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070288280 - Rule management using a configuration database: A Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB) is utilized when determining if resources, which are modeled in and managed by the CMDB, are in compliance with a new resource rule that affect how the resource operates. In one embodiment, the computer-implementable method includes the step of, in response to detecting a rule... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070288289 - Consolidation of member schedules with a project schedule in a network-based project schedule management system: A system is used for the creation, maintenance, and management of an overall project schedule, of individual project member schedules, and of project task assignments over a network. The system comprises three editors accessed through a web browser to perform the various tasks by members of a project. Information is... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070288286 - Method, system and program product for generating an implementation of business rules linked to an upper layer business model: A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium for implementing business rules. According to one embodiment, a computer-implementable method includes receiving business rules for an upper level business model. The business rules express at least one of a set of modalities consisting of necessity, possibility, impossibility, obligation, permission, and prohibition. The business... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070288291 - System and method for dynamic meeting notification: A method and system for providing notification of scheduled meetings in a meeting room. The method includes determining that a first meeting has been scheduled in a meeting room and that another meeting has been scheduled or is occurring in the meeting room within a predetermined time range prior to... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20070288287 - Systems and methods for generating a work schedule: Systems and methods for generating work schedules are provided. Work schedules are generated based on an identification of work periods and tasks and information related to the workers. A work schedule is produced based on a selected optimization parameter. The optimization parameter can be any type of parameter related to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070288290 - Use of a database in a network-based project schedule management system: A system is used for the creation, maintenance, and management of an overall project schedule, of individual project member schedules, and of project task assignments over a network. The system comprises three editors accessed through a web browser to perform the various tasks by members of a project. Information is... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070288288 - Use of schedule editors in a network-based project schedule management system: A system is used for the creation, maintenance, and management of an overall project schedule, of individual project member schedules, and of project task assignments over a network. The system comprises three editors accessed through a web browser to perform the various tasks by members of a project. Information is... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070288299 - Automatic classification of credit card customers: According to embodiments of the present invention there is provided a computer-based method and a computer program product for automatically sorting customers who make purchases from merchants using a credit card. The computer-based method includes the following steps. An adjusted index is calculated for a customer based on an amount... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20070288302 - Donation pages for an on-line campaign management: A method for facilitating communication between a candidate and at least one voter includes receiving at least one communication between the candidate and at least one voter, determining at least one jurisdiction for the communication between the candidate and voter, accessing a compliance database based on the determined jurisdiction, determining... Agent: Cardinal Law Group
20070288297 - Industry scenario mapping tool: A method of determining a future market scenario for an industry that includes obtaining subjective data from experts in an industry, combining the subjective data and determining from the combined subjective data which market scenario will apply to the industry in the future.... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070288295 - Method and system for determining asset reliability: A method and system for determining asset reliability is provided. The method includes receiving a request to evaluate a component from a requester. The component includes at least a portion of the asset that is operated by the requester. The method also includes acquiring current and historical component-specific data for... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070288298 - System and method for behaviorally targeting electronic communications: Methods and systems for determining the correlation between electronic informational campaigns, for example, two advertising campaigns by a two phase process, based on the behavior of multiple users. In a first phase, probabilities of one campaign, with respect to another campaign, are calculated, and values of expected revenue for each... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20070288300 - Use of physical and virtual composite prototypes to reduce product development cycle time: A method for rapidly producing a prototype includes the steps of conducting an interview of a participant in a product development study; presenting an item for review; providing physical sets of alternatives for components of the item; eliciting preference values for the alternatives from the participant; inputting the preference values... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20070288307 - Ticketing system for personal rapid transit: A ticketing system for a transportation network comprising (a) at least one ticket having trip data that includes at least one destination within a transportation network, (b) a vehicle for transporting an item along the transportation network, and (c) a ticket reader configured and arranged to electronically read trip data... Agent: Sherrill Law Offices
20070288313 - E-coupon system and method: A method wherein a consumer registers for an electronic coupon (e-coupon) program and receives an e-coupon card programmed with consumer and corresponding e-coupon account identification information. The consumer selects available coupons from a website which are then loaded into the e-coupon account. Consumer package goods manufacturers (CPGs) are charged the... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20070288311 - Method and system for flexible incentive programs in sales organizations: A computer automated sales incentive program that allows companies of any size to easily create an account, invite participants to join the sales incentive program and then allow the companies to reward participants for sales.... Agent: Vic Lin Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20070288308 - Method and system for providing job listing affinity: A method and system of establishing affinity of two job listings is disclosed. A first job listing is identified. The first job listing has a first job listing attribute. A second job listing is identified. The second job listing has a second job listing attribute. A first job listing attribute... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20070288320 - System and architecture for merchant integration of a biometric payment system: A system and method for performing authentication are disclosed. The system may include a shared central processing server, a plurality of software components each residing in a corresponding point-of-sale (POS) workstation and an identity provider service. The server may reside at a merchant location and communicate with muitiple POS workstations... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20070288325 - A shopping system and method: The present invention provides a shopping book system for displaying items for sale including a shopping book comprising a plurality of pages including descriptions of the items for sale, pictures of the items for sale, and detachable computer readable labels respectively associated with the items for sale. A shopping form... Agent: Dovas Law P.C.
20070288326 - Billing method and system with preauthorization feature: A method and system of billing consumers includes preauthorizing a purchase with a consumer's credit card and using the preauthorization as collateral against receipt of an alternate form of payment. In this way the retailer is allowed to extend credit to a consumer without assuming the risk of non-payment or... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20070288323 - Method and system for verifying the integrity of an on-line vendor: In a method for verifying to a web-purchaser that an on-line vendor is reputable, before effecting a purchase a document having content created by the web-purchaser is conveyed to the vendor prior to confirming a purchase, and is digitally signed by the vendor using a private key provided by a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20070288324 - Method for guided shopping and translation services: An online interactive guided shopping and product evaluation system is disclosed. Translation services can be provided as needed. The business owners participate in a network and have in-store cameras to allow the customers to evaluate the merchandise and to secure additional information. Video conferencing is also available as needed. The... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20070288327 - System and method of global electronic trade in the internet: A system and method of global electronic trade in the Internet is provided. The method of global electronic trade for sellers and buyers via the Internet includes registering the sellers and the buyers; providing information regarding goods or services to the registered sellers and buyers; selecting trade partners based on... Agent: Dr. Pulnikova Valentina
20070288328 - Web-based product ordering method: Call center order system and process allows a customer service representative to make remote calls to a server to perform shopping cart actions, all on one web page. Historically, representatives would need to enter client information and product information on several different web pages to satisfy a purchase. Eventually, the... Agent: North Oaks Patent Agency
20070288331 - Product demonstration system and method: A method of demonstrating a product such as a household appliance having an internal communications network connecting two or more components includes using a smart device having demonstration software to communicate with the internal communications network and assume control of one or more of the components to effect a demonstration... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC
20070288334 - Administering a contract over a data network: A computer-based method for administering performance of a contract uses a server accessible by multiple performing parties through a data network, such as the Internet. The method includes receiving performance data at the server from at least one of the performing parties through the data network. The performance data indicates... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20070288336 - Method and system for advanced financial analysis: A method and system for advanced financial analysis are disclosed In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises collecting financial data from a plurality of data sources. Information is extracted from the financial data using a company specific template. The information is analyzed to generate results using customizable rules stored in... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20070288337 - Method for tying the sale of a proportional ownership right in a lodging facility to a limited use right in a recreational property: Aspects of the present invention describe methods for associating proportional ownership interest in a property to limited use rights in recreational property. The method comprises acquiring and devising use rights in a property into two or more proportional ownership use rights, wherein each proportional ownership use right is devised for... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070288335 - System and method for providing compensation to loan professionals: A system and method for providing a compensation program associated with a modifiable mortgage is disclosed which provides incentives to encourage a sales force to originate a modifiable mortgage. In one aspect of the invention, the compensation program calculates an annuity to be paid to an appropriate sales force member... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070288397 - Methodology for robust portfolio evaluation and optimization taking account of estimation errors: The present invention relates to a portfolio evaluation and optimization in the presence of estimation errors. The method for optimizing a portfolio with several financial instruments, comprises steps of: selecting constraints and optimality criteria for the portfolio; obtaining historical information for financial risk factors and selecting an appropriate model for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070288399 - Qualitative retirement advice and management system and method for creating a retirement plan: The present invention involves a system and method for generating customized retirement plans for a user. A user interaction module for obtains user information and includes software for asking a plurality of questions relating to the user. The questions include at least one question relating to quantitative information of the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street
20070288396 - System and method for facilitating the funding and administration of a long term investement or retirement trust: The funding and administration of a long term investment and/or retirement trust for a minor child or minor children are facilitated by the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a system and method for the real-time, interactive, dynamic modeling and goal-solving for the pre-funding of a retirement... Agent: Williams Mullen
20070288400 - System and methods for continuously offered guaranteed mutual fund with full and permanent allocation to risky markets investments: Software implemented guarantee valuation engine and methodology that enable a mutual fund that is continuously offered; always fully invested in traditional assets that correlate to a benchmark and which is subject to a guarantee with respect to net asset value on a specified future date to be re-priced on a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070288343 - Direct connection trade system: An electronic trading system that provides a direct connection between buyers and sellers of exchangeable assets that allows real-time negotiation of the selling price without intervention from a middleman. The trading system includes a central trading hub that provides individual trading accounts, allowing users to logon through custodial server accounts,... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20070288349 - Method and system for facilitating secured commercial transactions through trusted agents: The present invention discloses a member-based trade management system for facilitating trade among consumers and producers by utilizing an agent service. The system comprises a network-based communications module for storing and providing profile information about consumers, producers, and third-party service providers; a member matching service module for presenting candidates for... Agent: L. Howard Chen Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, LLP
20070288355 - Evaluating customer risk: Evaluating risk associated with a financial organization's customer by prompting a user to respond to a set of questions adapted to solicit customer data relevant to evaluating the risk. The questions are part of a first risk model that includes rules for determining an overall risk rating associated with the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070288356 - Loan financing with liquidity-dependent knockout feature: A Prime Broker's method for financing a Hedge Fund includes extending a Committed Loan Facility from which the Hedge Fund can borrow funds. The maximum amount of funds made available under the Committed Loan Facility to the Hedge Fund may be proportional to current loan balances maintained by the Hedge... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070288354 - Method and system for structuring a mortgage: Methods and systems are configured to structure a collateralized loan such that a borrower's future income is factored into the determination of payment amounts due to a lender. The methods and systems disclosed herein provide benefits to both lenders and borrowers and, regarding real estate purchases, may expand the pool... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070288361 - Methods, systems, and products for adjusting loans after closing: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for adjusting a loan. The loan is secured with collateral. A line of credit and/or a schedule of future payments is established, usually at closing. After closing of the loan, the line of credit and/or the schedule of future payments may be adjusted based... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC
20070288360 - Systems and methods for determining whether candidates are qualified for desired situations based on credit scores: An interface system for matching an applicant with a position based on credit information. The interface system comprises a credit user entry module, an applicant entry module, a credit bureau module, a decision module, and a notification module. The credit user entry module allows a credit user to define the... Agent: Schacht Law Office, Inc.
20070288363 - System and method for facilitating automobile purchase payments: A system and method of facilitating the sale of an item is disclosed. A master account that is accessible to a vendor of the item is established. The master account is established upon receiving a request to open the master account from the vendor of the item. A customer account... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20070288366 - Method and apparatus for billing data services: A method and apparatus for billing data services. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller that manages a communications interface coupled to a communication system. The controller can be programmed to calculate a charge for service according to a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070288369 - Method for payment processing, billhead for payment processing, billhead generation facility and facility for communicating with a financial institution: In one aspect, a method for payment processing, wherein an entity issuing an invoice creates a payment form to be sent to a debtor, with the data required to process the payment being input on the form by the issuing entity, a first short-range radio transmit/radio receive facility with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070288365 - System and method for state-based execution and recovery in a payment system: A system and method for state-based execution and recovery in a payment system is presented. A payment system uses a state machine to track completed sub-tasks using a state progress identifier and completion state data. When a failure occurs, stored completion state data and the state progress identifier indicate the... Agent: Ibm Corporation - Rsw (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20070288371 - Personal electronic payment system and related method: A method for making person-to-person and person-to-retailer cash value exchanges in the form of electronic and card-based financial transactions is provided. A portable, hand-held electronic device is associated with a subscriber deposit account. The device is selectively activated by inputting a personal identification number, upon which a financial transaction in... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20070288374 - Framework for integrated storage of banking application data: In a banking application system including numerous banking applications, a data management framework allows for the generalized storage and subsequent access of result data. Through the application of the framework to the raw processing data generated by one of the banking applications, the result data is stored in a general... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070288373 - Transaction alert messages associated with financial transactions: A method and system for communicating financial information to the account holder, which includes generating account information in response to the occurrence of a transaction associated with the account holder's account. The account information contains data that is descriptive of at least one aspect of the transaction. The account information... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20070288376 - Emergency costs tracking and reporting apparatus and method: Computerized tracking, analysis, and reporting of emergency recovery costs and disbursements of payment funds using an information database of applicants for emergency recovery funds to be applied in payment of recovery costs, each of the applicants having at least one project for recovery from an emergency and for which a... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
20070288377 - System and method for authenticating a customer's identity and completing a secure credit card transaction without the use of a credit card number: The present invention provides a system and method for authenticating a customer's identity and completing a credit card transaction between the customer and a merchant by authorizing a customer's transaction request without the use of the customer's credit card number or personal information. The method utilizes a customer's existing online... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070288382 - Check21 image based document and processing system: A Check21 Act image based document and processing system, comprising a modular hardware and software image-based financial processing system with independent software modules supporting specific hardware and or processing applications; thereby, simplifying the process for the removal or addition of support for new computer platforms, components, features, peripherals, applications and/or... Agent: Myers & Kaplan Intellectual Property Law, L.L.C.
20070288381 - Methods of a financial institution monitoring operation of an image-based check clearing process: A method of a financial institution monitoring operation of a check return clearing process comprises recording a first date/time value at which a transit check item is being processed at a first service location of the check return clearing process, recording a second date/time value at which a returned check... Agent: Intellectual Property Section Law Department
20070288383 - Method and apparatus for issuing rights object required to use digital content: Provided are a method and apparatus for issuing a rights object required to use digital content. The method includes receiving the digital content and the rights object; and encrypting the received rights object using a public key of a secure multimedia card (SMC) and storing the encrypted rights object in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070288384 - System and method for distributing a multimedia presentation: A method is provided to distribute a multimedia presentation. The method includes receiving and storing submitter profile data representing a submitter, subscriber profile data representing a subscriber, and multimedia presentation data representing a multimedia presentation associated with the submitter. The method further includes analyzing the submitter profile data and the... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk
20070288385 - Method and apparatus for document author control of digital rights management: Method, apparatus, computer programs and data structures are provided, according to at least one embodiment, wherein an author of digital content identifies at least some trusted code that the author trusts to be used to read digital content, and stores information in the unit of digital content that is capable... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/adobe
20070288386 - Management apparatus, information processing apparatus, management method, and information processing method: A management apparatus includes a registering unit configured to issue a first key corresponding to a first service in response to a request for registration with the first service from a first information processing apparatus; a storage unit configured to store an apparatus ID of the first information processing apparatus,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070288391 - Apparatus, information processing apparatus, management method, and information processing method: A management apparatus supplying a license for use of content to an information processing apparatus includes a group management unit that registers at least one information processing apparatus in each group and delivers a group key specific to each group to the information processing apparatus; a storage unit that stores... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070288387 - Method and apparatus for effecting the return of a rights management object: A system and method for returning a rights management object (103) to a rights issuer (102) is provided. The system and method allows a rights issuer (102) to ensure that the rights management object (103) is removed from an electronic device (101) prior to making the refund, while providing the... Agent: Motorola Inc
20070288388 - Method of selling plastic material: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a method of conducting business that involves a supplier selling plastic material to at least two converters. The method, more particularly, involves forming a network that includes a supplier of plastic materials, and a plurality of converters each agreeing to purchase... Agent: Nova Chemicals Inc.
20070288389 - Version compliance system: Embodiments relate generally to ensuring version compliance for software products used within an enterprise. Generally, compliance is checked by comparing the number of actual uses of each product version to license information relating to product versions. An enterprise is compliant if use of a product version is covered by a... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20070288393 - Method, system, and program product for generating and validating digital signatures: Under the present invention, an electronic document is accessed. Each user interface control (UIC) in the electronic document is confirmed to be operationally classified as signed or unsigned by a given digital signature based on whether the UIC is associated with a data node that is signed by the digital... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20070288258 - Document instantiation triggering a business action: Methods and apparatuses enable triggering a work action from instantiation of a document. A system identifies instantiation of a document that has an associated business scenario. Based on the business scenario, a work action or activity as part of an stand-alone workflow is generated to accomplish the work of the... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070288249 - Integrated animal management system and method: The present invention relates to a system for the intensive management of animals, the system comprising: animal identification means for identifying individual animals; at least one device for measuring one or more parameters of individual animals; a processor for processing measurements obtained for the one or more parameters, wherein the... Agent: Medlen & Carroll, LLP
20070288257 - Method and system for collecting, managing and reporting feedlot data and feed additive consumption data: Methods and systems for collecting, managing and reporting feedlot data and feed additive consumption data are provided. More particularly, methods of determining effects of feed additives on livestock and methods of determining a number of doses of animal health product provided to livestock are disclosed. One method of determining effects... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20070288259 - Personalized printing technique of any book or content, with the identification of the reader and the publishing company: The present Invention is related to the Personalized Printing Technique of Any Book or Content, With the Identification of the Reader and the Publishing Company, (1), is characterized as being constituted of the printing (2) of some content (3) from a book or digital media, overlapped to the registered data... Agent: Coral Ridge Enterprises Inc
20070288254 - System and method for exchanging transaction information using images: A system for communicating transaction information includes a plurality of client application devices and a plurality of transaction exchangers. A transaction processor is configured as a facsimile processor that is configured for processing a received facsimile image, by processing the received facsimile image to identify text data in the facsimile... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070288253 - System and method for managing controls within a heterogeneous enterprise environment: A system and method for managing internal controls within a heterogeneous enterprise environment is provided. The invention may include an open and extensible standards-based architecture that may be used to create, monitor, test, or otherwise manage internal controls by capturing, organizing, translating, and exchanging controls data, tests, and test results... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070288265 - Intelligent device and data network: A network for electronic communications in which disparate anonymous devices may transmit and receive information, such as in a secure manner. A method for collecting health-related data may, for example, comprise detecting, at a first time, that a sensor has moved within a detection range of a link component, the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070288264 - Method and system for peer-to-peer radiology network tool: A method and system for image analysis peer review and virtual request for proposal (RFP) for medical related data interpretation related work that includes hosting medical related data such as a medical image, receiving one or more bids from at least one image analyst for performing an analysis of the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP Suite 400
20070288267 - Method of authentication using universally unique identifiers: Individual products may have affixed therto, or to its packaging, a universally unique item identifier that includes encoded information, or other unique code, as well as a specific time at which the code was generated and/or applied. The codes, as applied to the products and purchased by consumers, may be... Agent: Charles A. Rattner
20070288263 - Methods and systems for monitoring quality and performance at a healthcare facility: Methods, systems and computer program products are used in monitoring patients, staff, assets and visitors at a facility, initiating a response to prevent or mitigate harm, and assess and ensure overall quality and performance, and refine individual patient, staff and visitor profiles. A plurality of sensors throughout the facility provide... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20070288266 - System and methods for chronic disease management and health assessment: The systems and methods are provided to enable consistent lifestyle modifications for chronic disease management. More specifically, systems and methods are directed to performing subjective health assessments (HAs) and objective stage-of-change (SOC) status evaluations of a patient's health based on data collected from the patient. These data are collected directly... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070288268 - Adaptable electronic medical record system and method: An electronic medical records system is implemented in spreadsheet software utilizing an electronic master patient form adaptable to a physician preferences, storing patient records in that form in an electronic folder and interacting with software modules to automate physician office administrative tasks.... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & Martin
20070288272 - Collection systems and methods for managing insurance subrogation claims: Systems and methods for managing one or more insurance subrogation claims can be utilized during the process of collecting on a claim. Various techniques can be used to assess claim information to determine, initiate, process, and/or create one or more collection events, legal actions, and/or subrogation claim documents to aid... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20070288273 - Method and system for identifying subrogation potential and valuing a subrogation file: A method for identifying select ones of insurance records which possess a favorable subrogation potential. The method includes receiving data indicative of a plurality of claims; automatically calculating a base score to identify select ones of the claims which demonstrate at least a given probability of expected subrogation recovery dependently... Agent: Plevy, Howard & Darcy, P.C.
20070288269 - System and method for automated management of replacement building projects in a disaster relief area: The invention provides a system and method for using a database to rebuild a damaged or destroyed building. In particular, user contact information is received and stored in a database that represents a party owning the damaged or destroyed building. Further, pre-damaged discovery information is stored that represents features of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070288270 - System and method for the assessment, pricing, and provisioning of distance-based vehicle insurance: A method of providing vehicle insurance is disclosed. Determining a number of unexpired units distance under an existing insurance policy, the existing policy being defined in part by coverage for a predetermined number of units distance for a specified vehicle is disclosed. Assessing a premium per unit distance for a... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20070288277 - Methods and systems for gathering research data for media from multiple sources: Methods and systems for gathering multimedia data with a Portable User Appliance (PUA) are disclosed. Audio data is received from a first source and at least one of presentation data and metadata of presentation data from a second source. First research data is produced from the audio data and second... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20070288282 - Method and apparatus for previewing changes in color palette: A system for processing multiple schedules, constructed in accordance with the principle of the present invention, includes an information processing system having a memory and a processor; an input device for entering user information; a display device for showing scheduling information; an interface for sending and/or receiving information from another... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070288293 - Apparatus and method for displaying information relating business schedules: PCs 10-1 to 10-5 are computers used by staff members and each computer has function for making schedule information and application information correlated with the schedules in response to operation of each staff member. A local server 20 is a computer which preserves the schedule information produced by the PCs... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070288285 - Method and apparatus for automated staff assignment: A method and an apparatus perform automatic assignment in an environment. The apparatus according to one embodiment comprises an event handler for extracting event elements from reports in the environment; an assignment handler for assigning information to the reports, the assignment handler assigning information to the reports by assigning events... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070288294 - Methods and systems for automating inventory and dispatch procedures at a staging area: Methods and systems disclosed herein are used to automate inventory and dispatch procedures at a staging area by automatically detecting the arrival or departure of delivery vehicles, container devices and other such items. Detection of these items is facilitated by the use of automatic identification tags, and other such devices,... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070288292 - Network based, interactive project management apparatus and method: An apparatus and method utilizing a network based interactive computer system for project management. Information modules are provided and accessible by authorized project team members to assign tasks, prepare documents, request collaboration for information and issue resolution. Smart electronic mail notifications are provided to enable quick response to notifications with... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20070288303 - Behavior based life support services: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention include methods of providing life support services to a user. Typical embodiments include receiving a plurality of disparate behavior indicators; filtering the behavior indicators for a user in dependence upon user filter attributes; identifying a behavior pattern for a user in dependence upon the... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20070288305 - Method for evaluating provision of commodity information: A commodity-information provision evaluation method for visualizing information contributing to evaluating of commodity information provided by a commodity provider, includes: performing process display processing that includes superimposing and displaying, for each consumer cluster, at least two of intention information, expectation information and practical information on a screen in a matrix... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20070288301 - System and method for automated generation of communications involving products or services: A system for automatically preparing customized replies in response to communications from a plurality of clients. To facilitate automation and tracking, each original communication to the client (or each original response from the client) is tagged with a unique label, and replies to client responses are each correspondingly labeled. The... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20070288296 - System and method for automatic placement of products within shelving areas using a planogram with two-dimensional sequencing: A computer implemented method generates a planogram for product placement on retail shelving. An initial arrangement of products is provided in a two-dimensional grid structure corresponding to a physical merchandising block. The grid structure is normalized based on physical aspects of products. A plurality of logical fixture blocks is provided... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20070288304 - System and method for behaviorally targeted electronic communications: Methods and systems for determining the correlation between electronic informational campaigns, for example, two advertising campaigns, and then determining the particular campaign for a user, by a three phase process, based on the behavior of multiple users, are disclosed. In a first phase, probabilities of one campaign, with respect to... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20070288306 - Work management apparatus, picking carriage, work performance collection system, rework measurement system, workability management system, rework measurement measuring method, work performance collection method, workability management method and workabili: The invention aims at providing a work performance collection system for reliably collecting information of work performance without applying a burden to a worker in assembly of a work object article. This system includes a work specification ID tag into which information for specifying a work content of a work... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070288315 - Associative search engine: This invention relates to an advertisement machine which provides advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network. The machine receives, from a user, a search request including a search argument corresponding to the desired information and searches, based upon the received search argument, a first database... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20070288316 - Method of and system for sporting event spectator interaction: A method for providing spectator interaction in a sporting event of a type including a plurality of participants, each of the plurality of participants having been assigned an indicia for identification and spectator interaction. The method includes providing a hidden indicia on each one of a plurality of tickets, the... Agent: Winstead PC
20070288310 - Methods and systems for providing advertising to consumers: The following disclosure relates generally to methods and systems that have the ability to deliver information to users wherein the timing and content of the information delivered is based upon the location and acts of the user and wherein participating parties may benefit if the user acts upon the information... Agent: Thomas M. Spear Jr. C/o Sheasby & Associates
20070288312 - Purchase-transaction-settled online consumer referral and reward service using real-time specific merchant sales information: A purchase-transaction-settled online consumer referral and reward system and method using real-time specific merchant sales information is provided. The system offers merchants a one-stop place for freely publishing of their real-time and specific sales offers and offers a risk-free service to merchants to use, who will be charged only after... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20070288314 - Searching with consideration of user convenience: A system that enables the search for providers of services or products, for a given user query that's in free text, and typically the services or products are focused on a particular area, such as an industry, a sector, etc. The system thus enables a searcher to submit queries that... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20070288319 - System and method for transferring biometrically accessed redemption rights: A system and method of offering a redemption account that allows users to purchase or reserve and subsequently redeem, share, transfer, or resell redemption rights for items from one or more merchants that are affiliated with the system is disclosed. The present invention imparts a process by which users enrolled... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20070288318 - System for displaying the advertising performance of a revenue generator for each mobile carrier in a plurality of mobile carriers: A system is described for displaying the advertising performance of a revenue generator for each mobile carrier in a plurality of mobile carriers. The system may include a processor, a memory and an interface. The memory may store a historical advertising performance dataset, a plurality of advertising performance data items,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20070288317 - System for providing for a revenue generator to bid individually on mobile search traffic originating from each mobile carrier in a plurality of mobile carriers: A system is described for providing for a revenue generator to bid individually on mobile search traffic originating from each mobile carrier in a plurality of mobile carriers. The system may include a processor, a memory and an interface. The memory may store a plurality of bids, a keyword, a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20070288309 - Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content: In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on semantic criteria is provided.... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP
20070288321 - Article sales data processing apparatus: An article sales data processing apparatus has an electronic tag data memory, and an article item buffer. A CPU judges whether the same data as the electronic tag data read by the electronic tag reader is stored in the electronic tag data memory. If the same data is already stored,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070288322 - Portable terminal and its programs, settlement apparatus, and merchandising information providing apparatus: On receiving simplified settlement data generated form settlement data and ID data for downloading electronic-receipt data from an electronic-receipt server, both from a settlement-processing apparatus, a portable terminal records the simplified settlement data in association with the ID data. The display unit of the portable terminal displays the simplified settlement... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070288330 - Initial product offering system and method: A system and method for making an initial product offering of tangible products and services. A price for a product may be determined by calculating an aggregate customer history factor by aggregating customer history factors of potential purchasers in a buying group, calculating a cumulative demand for a product as... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070288329 - Publicly accessible deferred purchasing system with vendor review access to deferred purchase requests: Operating a publicly accessible purchasing system including receiving, on a receipt date, from a purchaser in a publicly accessible purchasing system, a deferred purchase request (“DPR”) for an item, granting to vendors review access to DPRs, receiving from a proposing vendor a proposal regarding a reviewed DPR, selecting a selected... Agent: Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20070288332 - Apparatus for supporting sales of product: A transmissive display unit that displays thereon product information on a product displayed in a showcase unit. A control unit controls a display of the product information on the transmissive display unit and a sales processing of the product, with an interactive function. A memory unit stores therein the product... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070288333 - Table driven accounting method and system: The described embodiments of the invention include a method for maintaining accounting records for a portfolio of investments, comprising accounting records stored on a computer readable medium and providing a table for each event type affecting an investment for generating an account entry, each line of the table designating which... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20070288338 - Algorithm for explaining credit scores: An exemplary Web-based score explanation service typically requires only the credit bureau identifier, credit score, and up to four reason codes as input. The invention herein discloses an algorithm that is used to provide an explanation of the primary factors influencing the score, where a rich data feed is provided... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070288341 - Financial instruments based on pools of raw land parcels and systems and indices for trading such instruments in a secondary market: A method for creating, marketing and selling financial instruments derived from diversified pools of raw land parcels and a financial index that weighs statistical indicators related to land value. These securities will be tradable, on an exchange or over the counter, in a secondary market using the current financial infrastructure... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20070288339 - Method and system for comparison and evaluation of investment portfolios: A method and system performs an analysis to compare and evaluate the performance of an investment portfolio The method and system includes processes performed on the financial data for each stock in the investment portfolio followed by a fundamental financial analysis. The fundamental financial analysis includes a negative base number... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070288340 - Pre-paid financial savings and investment card system: A savings and investment system and method including a plurality of pre-paid investment cards (PPICs) which can be purchased by individuals as investment products for themselves or as gifts for PPIC recipients. The PPICs are pre-paid stored value cards that are provided for use with the investment system by a... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070288350 - Automated exchange for the efficient assignment of audience items: An automated exchange system is provided which includes a smart electronic double auction for allocating audience items among prospective buyers and sellers and for calculating a set of prices for the audience items based on buyer bids from the buyers and seller offers from the sellers, including remote terminals for... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. 8 Penn Center
20070288348 - Computer trading system for offering custom financial market speculations: A computer trading system for determining a calculated value for a user defined contract on a future characteristic(s) of a financial market comprises a receiving component for receiving a parameter(s) from a user defining the user defined contract and receiving financial market data concerning the financial market. The system includes... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP
20070288352 - Matching program and system for corporate meeting planners and hospitality providers: The computerized bidding method matches hospitality facility data and meeting requirement data, permits the posting of offers and responsive bidding by both hospitality facility vendors and meeting planners, and facilitates the exchange of data. In a simplified system, meeting planner requirement data (at least meeting planner contact data, facilities requirement... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20070288353 - Matching program and system for corporate meeting planners and hospitality providers: The computerized bidding method matches hospitality facility data and meeting requirement data, permits the posting of offers and responsive bidding by both hospitality facility vendors and meeting planners, and facilitates the exchange of data. In a simplified system, meeting planner requirement data (at least meeting planner contact data, facilities requirement... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20070288342 - Method and system for algorithmic crossing to minimize risk-adjusted costs of trading securities: The invention is a computer method and system that attempts to minimize the risk-adjusted cost of trading securities in a liquidity pool such as a crossing network or dark book. A mathematically optimal trade-out schedule or trajectory is used to remove shares incrementally over time from the liquidity pool and... Agent: David A. Mechner Pragma
20070288344 - Method and system for multi-enterprise optimization using flexible trade contracts: A method of multi-enterprise optimization at a buyer computer includes accessing a forecasted demand for at least one item and generating one or more proposed flexible trade contracts using the forecasted demand for the item. The proposed flexible trade contract is communicated to a seller computer and subsequently executed after... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20070288345 - Method and system for multi-enterprise optimization using flexible trade contracts: A method of multi-enterprise optimization at a buyer computer includes accessing a forecasted demand for at least one item and generating one or more proposed flexible trade contracts using the forecasted demand for the item. The proposed flexible trade contract is communicated to a seller computer and subsequently executed after... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20070288351 - Method, system, and computer program for an electronically traded synthetic exchange traded coupon: In accordance with the principles of the present invention, a novel method, system, process, and computer program is provided that synthetically replicates a plain vanilla IR Swap through a future as well as to create a more fungible interest rate swap in the spot market. The forward start interest rate... Agent: Paul E. Schaafsma Novusip, LLC
20070288347 - Securities settlement system: A securities settlement system for settling trades in central depository systems is disclosed. The securities settlement system comprises a credit line structure forming a tree structure comprising a number of levels with credit nodes and a control system for minimizing the transfer of cash between accounts by propagating cash obligations... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070288346 - Systems for risk portfolio management: A switch engine module enables anonymous switches between a first trader and a plurality of second traders. The switch engine module receives interest rate risk portfolios from a plurality of traders, and for each prospective trader, provides available switches based on positions in other counterparty portfolios that offset the viewing... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070288357 - Loan simulation method and system: A method (300) of simulating for a borrower the performance of a loan, which loan contains a plurality of loan portions wherein each loan portion has different loan parameters, which borrower may verify their identity (302) and enter/update borrower details (304) as required. The method includes the steps of: inputting... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070288358 - On-line higher education financing system: A method of providing a user with education financing information, includes the acts of: maintaining an electronic site on a computer network to which the user may connect; sending data to the user over the network for presenting at least one electronic screen which contains financial award information concerning a... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070288362 - Process, system, software arrangement and storage medium capable of providing a model to determine a repayment value on a financial vehicle which is a loan and/or an investment for an asset: A process, system, software arrangement and storage medium are provided for facilitate an ability (or provide a model) to determine a repayment value on a loan and/or an investment for an asset (e.g., using a processing arrangement). In particular, first data associated with at least one of an actual time... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070288359 - Processing of credit applications: Systems, methods, computer programming, and graphical user interfaces adapted for enabling creditors to provide prospective debtors with multiple credit opportunities and the ability to act on them, either separately or in various combinations. The credit opportunities may be identified using, in whole or in part, consideration of financial histories of... Agent: Torys LLP
20070288364 - System and method for automatic financial project management: A system and method for providing project management tools to support construction, renovations, maintenance and other projects. The system automates the creation, processing and approval cycles of the numerous documents involved with each project. The system provides standardized work processes through processing templates. The system provides automated control and management... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070288367 - Revenue management systems and methods with bill and account suppression: A revenue management system for telecommunication systems is disclosed. The revenue management system can have multiple integrated modules. The modules can include a revenue generation module, a revenue capture module, a revenue collection module, a revenue intelligence module, and others. The revenue management system can also be configured to simultaneously... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070288368 - Revenue management systems and methods with payment suspense management: A revenue management system for telecommunication systems is disclosed. The revenue management system can have multiple integrated modules. The modules can include a revenue generation module, a revenue capture module, a revenue collection module, a revenue intelligence module, and others. The revenue management system can also be configured to simultaneously... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070288372 - Method and system for awarding rebates based on credit card usage to credit card holders: A method and system for awarding rebates based on credit card usage to a consumer credit card holder is provided. A rebate tally is accrued based on a percentage of eligible purchases made by the consumer card holder. The rebate is earned when the consumer card holder makes a qualifying... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070288370 - Proprietary point of purchase resource system: The disclosure allows consumers to perform various financial transactions from a single source. Consumers are enrolled and pre-approved for services. A card, which may be a pin-based card, is provided to the consumer, which identifies the pre-approved financial services/transactions. The consumer's card is for accessing either an Assisted or Self-Service... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP
20070288375 - Computer-implemented method, system and apparatus for the dynamic verification of a consumer engaged in a transaction with a merchant and authorization of the transaction: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method (100) for the dynamic verification of a consumer engaged in a transaction with a merchant (12) and authorization of the transaction. The method (100) comprises the steps of: providing a consumer transaction data set (16) including a plurality of data fields to a central credit... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070288379 - Credit card transaction authority by content rating: Administration of credit account transaction authority including receiving a request for authorization for a credit transaction against a credit account for purchase of at least one item available for purchase through credit transactions, wherein the item available for purchase has a content rating, and wherein the credit account has a... Agent: Biggers & Ohanian
20070288378 - Method for providing image review escalation for transaction card customization: The present invention provides a method for providing image review escalation for transaction card customization, comprising the steps of escalating an approve/reject decision for a customized image to a supervisor reviewer if an issuer reviewer is unable to make an approval or rejection decision, escalating the approve/reject decision to a... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20070288380 - Method and apparatus for online check processing: Methods and apparatus for processing an online payment for an item. In one implementation, the method includes receiving information from a user corresponding to online payment for an item. The information from the user is received through a graphical user interface, and includes an authorization to pay for the item... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070288390 - relating to consumption of content: A method and apparatus for consumption of content (1) is described in which a licensor is able to exercise control over consumption based on a personal identity in the form of a set of binding attributes (15). The control may be exercised for a number of consuming terminals (19) including... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070288392 - Secure online payment system and online payment authentication method: An online payment system and a secure authentication method, including a customer, a merchant and a payment gateway connected over Internet; said payment gateway is responsible for processing payment information from the network, authenticating identities of the customer and the merchant and validating the validity of transaction; after a processing... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070288394 - Transactional security over a network: A system and method facilitates purchase transactions over a computer network, including the purchase of electronically storable items. The embodiments herein encrypt “customer information” in an encryption stream and cause the encryption stream to be transferred from the customer to a merchant in the purchase transaction. A verification entity receives... Agent: Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070288395 - Method and system for network marketing: A first entity can recruit a second entity to collaborate in a promotional activity, such as marketing a product or spreading commercial information via a multi-level marketing program. If the first entity achieves success, the second entity can benefit. Thus, in response to the first entity meeting some objective connected... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20070288401 - On demand, non-capacity based process, apparatus and computer program to determine maintenance fees for disk data storage system: In one aspect the invention provides a signal bearing medium tangibly embodying a program of machine-readable instructions that are executable by a digital processing apparatus to perform operations to determine a maintenance fee for a data storage system. The operations include monitoring at least one data storage device during operation... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20070288402 - Dimensional rating device for mail pieces: A fixture for rating mail pieces for determination of postage payments includes a generally planar member. The member has formed therein a recess defined at least partially by a floor and at least four side walls. The recess has at least some dimensions that correspond in magnitude to dimensions used... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20070288403 - Risk management in energy services: A computer implemented method for risk management in energy services. A plurality of cost components and a set of interrelationships among the plurality of cost components can be compiled. Thereafter, the plurality of cost components and set interrelationships among the plurality of cost components can be provided to a large... Agent: Kris Fredrick Honeywell International Inc.12/06/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070282614 - A method for collaborative creation of artwork by a large plurality of users using a communications network: A method for collaborative creation of artwork by a plurality of users is presented. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of users log onto the Internet and transmit to a collaboration server partial artwork and location information. Said collaboration server assembles said partial artwork and makes... Agent: Christian Dreke
20070282619 - Conjoint method for making decisions regarding patent assertion and patent licensing: A conjoint method for making patent assertion and patent licensing decisions is disclosed. The method includes identifying at least one feature protected by patents within a patent portfolio. The method also includes generalizing the at least one feature into one or more corresponding attributes and administering a conjoint survey based... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070282622 - Method and system for developing an accurate skills inventory using data from delivery operations: A method and system for obtaining and storing accurate skills data relative to human resource objects of an enterprise. Relevant data is extracted from runtime processes that monitor the activities of the human resource objects and a metric value indicative of a skill level attained for each of a list... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20070282618 - Method and system for scheduling delivery of at least one of goods and services: A method of scheduling delivery of at least one of goods (e.g., repair parts) and services (e.g., repair services) includes inputting a performance objective (e.g., a plurality of performance objectives), and network data pertaining to a network of mobile points, and generating (e.g., by utilizing the input network data and... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20070282620 - Method for computer server operation: A method of operating an online recruitment management site, such as an employment recruitment site, includes the steps of capturing information of reference providers provided by a candidate and sending the reference providers an invite to accept to be reference providers for the candidate. After the reference providers accept the... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20070282615 - Method for digital rights management: A method for digital rights management includes receiving a selection input from a user, associating a customer number with a file based on the selection input, embedding the customer number and a file identifier associated with the file in the file, and sending the file with the embedded customer number... Agent: Frank C. Nicholas Cardinal Law Group
20070282621 - Mobile dating system incorporating user location information: Embodiments of an mobile dating system utilizing a location-based social network manager process are described. The social network manager process is executed on a server computer coupled to a plurality of mobile communication devices over a wireless network. Each mobile device is a location-aware mobile communication device. The process determines... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070282624 - System and method for generating a value retention schedule: Systems and methods are disclosed that generate a value retention schedule for used equipment. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving equipment sales records, determining, based on the equipment sales records, a first median sales price of a first used equipment at a first equipment age for a set of... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070282617 - System, method, and computer program product for forensic auditing: A system and method of determining whether fraudulent accounting activity may have taken place in a business. First, financial data regarding the business is received. A determination is then made as to whether any anomalies are present in the financial data. Such anomalies are referred to herein as “red flags”.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070282616 - Systems and methods for providing template based output management: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for template based output management. In one exemplary embodiment, the method may be implemented by a generic output data service. The method includes calling the service to retrieve the template for formatting the output document, the document having one or more... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070282630 - Integrated owner-member medical retreat method & system: An integrated medical clinic and retreat owner-member treatment process includes the steps of acquiring an equity ownership in a medical clinic and membership in a clinic associated medical retreat program to become an owner-member. The owner-member starts the retreat program with the process of entering the medical clinic for a... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii
20070282628 - Method and apparatus for managing rejections and denials of payments for medical services: A payment rejection and denial management system receives a remit in response to a claim submitted for rendered medical services, processes the remit, and executes automatic actions to manage claim rejections and denials. Such a system allows medical service providers to recover payments incorrectly rejected or denied and to seek... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070282629 - Patient information and communication system: A method of compiling and utilizing patient information includes receiving patient data related to a particular patient, storing the patient data and generating a patient medical history including the patient data. The method further includes providing a search filter having a plurality of search fields, communicating between the patient medical... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070282636 - Document deficiency and workflow management system: A healthcare document processing system processes a document deficiency preventing a patient record from being designated complete. The system includes a repository including deficiency chain data identifying, for a particular patient multiple document deficiencies, individual document deficiency type, an order for addressing the document deficiencies and a process type to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070282632 - Method and apparatus for serving advertisements in an electronic medical record system: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that serves advertisements within an electronic medical record (EMR) system. During operation, the system receives a request from a medical practitioner to access a patient-record from the EMR system. Next, the system looks up the patient-record in the EMR system and... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20070282637 - Method and system using combined healthcare-payment device and web portal for receiving patient medical information: Embodiments of systems and methods in accordance with the present invention relate to a centralized portal for making healthcare information of a patient accessible to a plurality of entities, including but not limited to the patient himself/herself, healthcare providers authorized by the patient, and healthcare payers (insurance carriers) authorized by... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20070282631 - System and method for aggregating and providing subscriber medical information to medical units: A system and method for aggregating and providing subscriber medical record information to medical units. The system includes an ICE medical record server that stores a plurality of medical records of respective subscribers. When a subscriber is being attended by a medical unit, the medical unit using a communication device... Agent: Orion Law Group
20070282634 - System and method for managing locally-initiated medical device interrogation: A system and method for managing locally-initiated medical device interrogation is presented. A noncontinuously coupleable interface is provided over which to retrieve patient data recorded and transiently staged by a medical device monitoring physiological measures of a patient. The patient data is periodically retrieved by interfacing to and interrogating the... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20070282633 - User and patient specific extraction and display of medical data from electronic health records: In a method for extraction and display of medical data for a specific medical problem of a specific patient, an electronic health record data base is provided having a plurality of health records for a plurality of patients. A user index and rules data base is provided storing a plurality... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070282638 - Route based method for determining cost of automobile insurance: A method and system of determining cost of automobile insurance based on safety characteristics of road segments comprising routes expected to be followed on trips insured vehicle and driver have made or are expected to make over the time period the insurance contract is in force. The method comprises steps... Agent: Martin Surovy
20070282648 - Apparatus and method for forecasting qualitative assessments: A computer-readable medium to direct a computer to function in a specified manner includes executable instructions to: generate a set of qualitative assessments; convert the set of qualitative assessments into a set of quantitative assessments; produce a quantitative forecast from the set of quantitative assessments; and translate the quantitative forecast... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070282645 - Method and apparatus for quantifying complexity of information: The invention broadly and generally provides a method of quantifying the complexity of an information technology management process, the aforesaid method comprising: (a) obtaining process-related data for the aforesaid information technology management process; wherein the aforesaid process-related data defines: at least one task, at least one role, and any number... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20070282646 - Method and apparatus for workarea separation for logistics service provider operations: A logistics service provider includes at least one working workarea, the at least one working workarea used for at least one of logistics planning, logistics execution, handling transactional data and handling global master data, at least one template workarea, the at least one template workarea used for at least one... Agent: Richard F. Jaworski Cooper & Dunham LLP
20070282649 - Method, system and computer program product for improving information technology service resiliency: A method is provided. The method includes the steps of: generating a model of an information technology process, wherein the process comprises a plurality of process steps and wherein the model identifies resources associated with the process; identifying dependencies on the resources for at least one process step of the... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20070282647 - Methods of assessing and designing an application specific measurement system: Methods of assessing feasibility of a project include receiving a datum from a customer; designing an application specific system based on the datum; analyzing the datum; evaluating a set of input parameters to determine an applicability of the application specific system to a customer process; and providing feedback for the... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20070282650 - Sales force automation system with focused account calling tool: A sales force automation method (30), comprises providing instructions which operatively direct a computer system (100) to employ one or more predetermined input-parameters (60), wherein each input-parameter is applicable to one or more clients. Sets of input-values are operatively sorted to the input-parameters for a corresponding, individual client, and the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20070282644 - System and method for calibrating and extrapolating complexity metrics of information technology management: The invention broadly and generally provides a method for calibrating the relationship between management-inherent complexity metrics deriving from the management structure and human perceived complexity of information technology management comprising: (a) obtaining a set of management-inherent complexity metrics; (b) obtaining a set of human-perceived complexity metrics; (c) constructing a control... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20070282654 - Appointment scheduling system: Disclosed herein is a method and system for alerting users of an appointment system of any change in an appointment schedule between practitioners and clients. If a user registered in the appointment system chooses to schedule an appointment, the user confirms the appointment by sending a conformation message to the... Agent: Ashok Tankha Of Counsel, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20070282653 - Catalog based services delivery management: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for implementing a repository of services. One embodiment describes a method consisting of defining a plurality of atomic services, providing at least one service composition from the definition of the plurality of atomic services, and combining at least one atomic service associated with the... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20070282651 - Determining a change schedule: There is disclosed a method, system and computer program product for intelligently determining a change schedule when multiple approvers with possibly conflicting objectives and goals are involved. The scheduling first identifies the scheduling constraints associated with each approver by analyzing the current priorities of the services managed by the approver,... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070282656 - Dynamic appointment tracking: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods and devices for tracking appointment information. In this regard, one embodiment of such a method, among others, can be broadly summarized by the following steps: maintaining a plurality of appointment records for a plurality of appointments with meeting times that have been arranged... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ At&t Bls Intellectual Property, Inc.
20070282655 - Method and apparatus for discovering and utilizing atomic services for service delivery: A method, apparatus and computer readable medium for identifying and partitioning atomic services in an information technology (IT) environment are included within the invention. More specifically, the invention provides a method and system for identifying service boundaries and partitioning services into atomic services based on the services boundaries. In order... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20070282652 - System, method and program product for providing policy hierarchy in an enterprise data processing system: A system, method and program product for providing a policy hierarchy usable in an enterprise system having at least one computer cluster. A request is sent to a jurisdictional authority for requesting that a resource be added to the computer cluster of the enterprise system. Following predetermined rules, the jurisdictional... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20070282657 - Method and system for providing activity-centric awareness in a virtual collaboration space with personalized differential awareness user interface representations: A system for providing an activity-centric collaboration space provides representations of the tasks that the team has planned, is engaged in, and has completed as a means of enhancing cross-team awareness and coordination. The system enables a user to explicitly indicate what task she is currently engaged in on behalf... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software Mcguinness & Manaras LLP
20070282659 - System and methods for managing complex service delivery through coordination and integration of structured and unstructured activities: The invention allows for the integration of structured and unstructured human activities in the context of delivering one or more service. The systems and method described improve efficiency and quality of service delivery by increasing overall productivity and by providing better accountability for the actual cost of delivery.... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20070282658 - Systems and methods for shared task management: A task management system is disclosed for providing shared task management among a variety of users and allows users to create and share task-lists and tasks. Users can invite others to join task-lists and can assign responsibility for tasks to other users. In various embodiments, the system implicitly sets permissions... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070282660 - Task management systems and methods: Task management systems and methods are provided. A task can be assigned and delivered electronically to a person, an assignee, whom is responsible for completing the task without the person having to register or setup an account with any task management service. The assignee receives the task as an email... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20070282669 - Method of determining inventory levels: A computer-readable medium executing a method of determining desired stock levels is provided. Demand histories, including peak demands, for each of a plurality of items are determined. The items are ranked, based on unit price, to produce a ranked list, which is divided into price percentiles. Multipliers are assigned to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070282671 - System and method for generating a chain-weighted equipment price index: Systems and methods are disclosed that generate a chain-weighted equipment price index. In one embodiment, the equipment price management system may receive equipment sales records and store the sales records in a database. A user of the system may request that an equipment price index be generated for a set... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070282665 - Systems and methods for providing video surveillance data: Video surveillance data is received from multiple disparate, unaffiliated locations at which various items are offered for sale. Based on the content of the video surveillance data, consumer preference behavior is characterized with respect to at least some of the items. The data is consolidated and can be made available... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20070282672 - Method and assembly for nuclear fusion using multiple intersecting positive ion storage rings: The invention is an assembly and a method for producing multiple intersecting positive ion storage rings in a plasma, resulting in nuclear fusion, and to convert the energy from the resulting high energy particles into more useful forms of power. The assembly consists of alternating layers of reduced pressure fusion... Agent: John Seldon Ogle
20070282676 - Automated responder targeting: Presentation of media of a particular campaign via a network, to which a plurality of client computers are connectable, is managed. The particular campaign is to present media of the campaign to the client computers for response evocation. An event is received indicating that media of the campaign is to... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070282679 - Coupon card for electronic redemption of product purchases: A portable plastic coupon card having coupons digitally encoded thereon is swiped through a coupon reader that, along with other coupon readers, is electrically interconnected to a store server that stores and processes all purchaser data and coupon data for each individual issued one coupon card so that any item... Agent: The Inventors Network, Inc.
20070282685 - Group advertisement method in sip based message service: A group advertisement method in a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based message service, and a PT client device are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes receiving, by a PT server, a request to send a group advertisement message for a specific PT group from a requesting PT client;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070282689 - Method and apparatus for modeling and executing deferred award instrument plan: The present invention is directed to the method and system of using a toolbar as a fundraiser and a way to raise funds for any charitable organization or religious organization, scholastic or any non-profit organization who needs money for different uses within their organizations. The organization sends a notice to... Agent: Paul M. Denk
20070282687 - Method and apparatus for redeeming an economic incentive: A method and apparatus for redeeming an economic incentive is described. One illustrative embodiment receives in a portable electronic device an economic incentive associated with a merchant; displays the economic incentive on a display of the portable electronic device; and transmits over a network a message from the portable electronic... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070282677 - Method and system for providing householding information to multiple merchants: A method is provided for offering householding information to multiple merchants. Merchant specific loyalty information may be linked with internally generated household identification information. Such information may be presented to merchants as a service in order to eliminate the need for merchants to perform householding analysis on their own data.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20070282682 - Method for metered advertising based on face time: A method determines an amount of time consumers are viewing an advertising display. A sequence of images is acquired by a camera of a scene in front of an advertising display. Faces are detected in the sequence of images. For each detected face, determine an orientation of the face with... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20070282681 - Method of obtaining and using anonymous consumer purchase and demographic data: This invention relates to a novel method of obtaining and using anonymous consumer purchase and demographic data that comprises providing a multi vendor capable instrument, such as a uniquely identifiable card, to the consumer for use during consumer purchases. The consumer is invited to anonymously register the instrument (e.g. card).... Agent: John Nielsen Randick O'dea & Tooliatos, LLP
20070282675 - Methods and systems for user-produced advertising content: Systems and methods for facilitating the creation of user-produced advertising are disclosed. In the disclosed systems and methods, users are asked to produce advertising for specified products and to provide those advertisements to a central aggregator or facilitator. Based on the user-produced advertisements, the aggregator or facilitator may select one... Agent: Patentbest
20070282688 - Personalized method and assembly for advertising: The following disclosure relates to a remote recording network using outdoor cameras having capacity for delayed broadcast used in tandem with pinpointed advertising to enhance advertisement efficacy. The disclosures also teaches of other useful improvements to enhance this overall method of advertising and associated assembly for personalized advertising such as... Agent: Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz
20070282678 - Platform to enable sharing of location information from a single device to multiple devices in range of communication: The claimed subject matter can provide an architecture to facilitate widespread and economical access to location information as well as maintaining a healthy and robust location-based services ecosystem. The architecture can employ a variety of incentive mechanisms to encourage location-enabled devices to share location information with other devices that do... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070282684 - System and method for determining affinity profiles for research, marketing, and recommendation systems: The present invention relates to systems and methods enabling the identification and/or application of user affinities in an automated and highly effective manner. A method of the present invention includes enabling a user to build or evaluate a portion of or an entire personal expression. As this is done, an... Agent: Semionix, Inc.
20070282680 - Systems and methods for providing an electronic channel for content generation and delivery: Systems and methods for creating and delivering high quality, high value content from among an electronic community of authors, wherein collaboration is enabled and the content is specific to purchasers of the content. A platform for an online collaboration marketplace is created to enable the generation and delivery of high... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20070282683 - Targeted marketing communication system: Targeted marketing communication systems (TMCSs) and corresponding methods are described that enable ongoing focused marketing communication between participating vendors and participating subscribers. The TMCS rewards a participating subscriber with points for reporting activity data (e.g., recurring subscriber activity, automobile mileage, cellular telephone minutes, long-distance telephone minutes, etc.) and for undertaking... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070282700 - Computer-based product and service marketplace: A process for matching a goods and services provider with a patron having the steps of providing a means for providers and patrons to register their goods or services and geographic location; determining whether there is a match for providers and patrons; communicating identifying information of the respective provider and... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC
20070282704 - Computerized processing using handheld apparatus: A route service system and process for industrial applications includes, according to one example embodiment, a computer system having remote hand-held units, and begins with a preview route function which is, according to one example embodiment, completed one to three (3) days prior to service. The route service function summarizes... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282698 - Determining most valuable ordering of items for presentation: An automatic configuration mechanism generates the most relevant information to be presented to users of information-rich media. The mechanism also guarantees to maximize their total expected utility from the information they receive. A computationally efficient heuristic is used to assign an index value to each information item, which then determines... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070282697 - Enhancing commerce: Among other things, a giver is enabled to buy a gift online for a recipient and to control the provision of a puzzle for the recipient to solve before the gift is to be delivered, and the gift is caused to be delivered only under circumstances related to the solving... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070282695 - Facilitating on-line commerce: Disclosed is a system and method for facilitating on-line commerce, by rendering, according to instructions, a virtual environment, optionally selected from a set of virtual environments, and also virtual object(s) within the rendered virtual environment. A virtual object may represent an item offered for sale. A transaction may be imitated... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP
20070282692 - Method and apparatus for model driven service delivery management: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for organizing a service request processing system. The method includes receiving operational model data from domain knowledge, receiving business performance model data from said domain knowledge, developing a solution model based upon said domain knowledge and other data, and implementing a service delivery platform... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20070282694 - Method and system for balancing stock: A method for facilitating and enabling a retailer having original manufacture surplus inventory of a product to sell the inventory to another retailer or to the general consuming public. The method comprises use of a Web site having a first level or portion exclusively for sales between subscribers to the... Agent: Schwartz Cooper CharteredIPDepartment
20070282693 - Method for dynamically building documents based on observed internet activity: A method of collecting data from pages viewed by a user of at least one web site, comprises receiving from at least one activity message reporter a plurality of access reports wherein an access report includes content from at least one web page of the at least one web site.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070282699 - Purchase sequence browser: The invention provides a purchase sequence browser (PuSB), i.e. a graphical user interface (GUI) that facilitates insight discovery and exploration of product affinities across time, generated by a purchase sequence analysis of a retailer's transaction data. A purchase sequence browser allows the user to browse the most significant product phrases... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070282702 - System and method for displaying wood products for purchase: A method implementable in an electronic system coupled to an electronic device, the electronic device being coupled to a display device. A description of a load to display is received from the seller. At least one term governing the sale of the load is received from the seller. A definition... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20070282696 - Systems and methods for wine tasting and the marketing of wine, and wine packaging useful therewith: New and unique systems and methods for distributing and marketing of wine are disclosed, and associated wine packaging. In one embodiment, several single-serving containers of differing wines are provided to a customer in a single package. Each individual container is associated with a reference code, but otherwise has no visible... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20070282710 - Method for demonstrating the features of an application program: A method for demonstrating one or more features (106) of an application program (104) to a user of a data processing unit (DPU) (102) provides an improved user interface for the DPU. The method includes displaying (204) the one or more features, which can include free-to-use (410) and price-based features... Agent: Motorola, Inc Intellectual Property Section
20070282711 - Source- and venue-specific inventory data processing and identification system: An inventory manager processes and assigns data from data records for a product in accordance with rule set that correspond to a source and venue associate with the product. The inventory manager may delete, modify, and create data within a data record. The data may be selectively made available for... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20070282713 - Source- and venue-specific inventory data processing and identification system: A system processes product data including values for a product data record corresponding to a product style. A network interface receives a product data record over a network from a source. A memory has stored thereon computer readable instruction code, including, a rule set having rules associated with the product... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP
20070282712 - Source-and venue-specific inventory data processing and identification system: A system processes product data including values for a product data record corresponding to a product style. A network interface receives a product data record over a network from a source. A memory has stored thereon computer readable instruction code, including, a rule set having rules associated with the product... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20070282716 - System and method for pallet identification based on threshold of case-level tags: A system, method, and program product that uses statistical sampling to determine whether a pallet has been received when the pallet-level RFID tag is not read. When a shipment is unloaded, the system keeps track of the item-level RFID tags that are received. A threshold is retrieved and compared with... Agent: Ibm Corporation - Rsw (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20070282719 - Platform generator for processing financial activities and management thereof: The present invention discloses a software platform generator for processing and managing financial activities in financial organizations. The present invention enables financial experts build their own computer aided tool for processing and managing financial activities. The platform generator includes an interactive software builder that enables financial experts define their system... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco
20070282721 - Dynamically managing timesheet data associated with multiple billing types: Methods, systems, and computer program products manage timesheet data associated with multiple billing types. Embodiments of the present invention are unique in that each billing type is visually displayed as a separate database record when in actuality it is simply a pivoted representation of attributes on a single record. A... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070282722 - Retrieving data to automatically populate a timesheet dataset: Methods, systems, and computer program products retrieve data to automatically populate a timesheet dataset. A method involves creating a timesheet via a read of time phased data from a binary large object (BLOB) therein initializing a timesheet dataset, reading current assignments associated with the timesheet into the timesheet dataset, and... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070282726 - Method and system for identifying and managing currency exposure: A method and system for identifying and managing currency exposure is provided. In certain implementations, a company's accounting data, including the data of its subordinate entities, is uploaded to one or more servers. Each entity's foreign currency exposures are calculated. Foreign currency exposures of different entities that offset one another... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070282723 - Monitoring a status of a database by placing a false identifier in the database: Embodiments include a system, an apparatus, a device, and a method. An embodiment provides an apparatus that includes a manager module operable to plant a fake financial transaction card identifier in a customer database that includes at least one genuine financial transaction card identifier. The apparatus also includes a control... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070282758 - Implied index correlation and dispersion: A data processing apparatus and method are provided for calculating an implied correlation and/or dispersion of an index that has a plurality of constituents. Data is received which describes properties of the index and properties of at least some of its constituents. An implied variance of the index and an... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20070282759 - Method of reporting and analyzing financial and investment data and information: The present invention relates to analyzing and reporting of data and information, and particularly to analyzing and reporting of financial and investment data and information. More specifically, the present invention provides a method for the reporting of financial data comprising the steps of receiving first data from a first data... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070282760 - Processing binary options in future exchange clearing: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing binary options (also referred to as digital options) in existing clearing systems, such as futures clearing systems. The binary option is treated, or processed, similar to standard options on a non-tradeable cash-settled underlying futures contract. A hypothetical instrument, referred to as a book... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20070282761 - System and method to calculate tax liability of a foreign entity: A system receives business data pertaining to a first entity where the first entity is associated with a second entity. The system creates first tax data associated with the second entity based on the business data and a first business form of the first entity. The system then creates second... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282732 - Electronic trade facilitation system and method: Systems and methods configured to alert a portfolio manager (or other asset manager, investor, or proxy) as to the presence of a trade opportunity, such as an order, acceptance of which would improve a portfolio managed by the portfolio manager. The systems and methods may facilitate trading in securities that... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070282738 - System and method for providing services to a client: A method is provided for a service provider to automate service tasks for a client where the client would otherwise need to perform the tasks. The method can be implemented using computers and the internet, where a web site is provided that the client can access for information and/or calculations.... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. 8 Penn Center
20070282739 - Computer implemented method and system for rapid verification and administration of fund transfers and a computer program for performing said method: The invention concerns a computer implemented method and system, and corresponding computer-readable medium storing instructions for performing said method, for rapid verification of an account-to-account transfer comprising at least a first transfer between a payer bank account and a first transfer bank account, said method comprising the steps of: receiving... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070282745 - Apparatus and method for providing payment service in mobile communication system: An apparatus and a method for providing payment service in a mobile communication system. According to the method, when an event for processing a credit payment is detected, a first FACILITY message requesting a credit payment process is created and transmitted to a mobile communication network. Accordingly, a portable terminal... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070282741 - Order system payment routing: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to processing payment requests. In aspects, a user of an online system is allowed to pay for goods or services using a combination or one or more payment types including credit card, cash card, gift certificate, purchase order, money order, other payment... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070282747 - Secure storage digital kiosk distribution: A method and system of providing movies or other content is provided where a flash drive or flash memory card is used in place of DVD's or other formats. A user receives the content on the flash drive from a kiosk. The system ensures that a codec supported by the... Agent: Winston & Strawn, LLP
20070282750 - Distributing quasi-unique codes through a broadcast medium: Disclosed is a system and method for allowing a multimedia content provider to verify that a particular item of multimedia content has been rendered on a particular device, without the need to provide differentiated copies of the multimedia content. The method comprises: receiving a multimedia signal at a rendering device,... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070282752 - Document accessing through multiple security domains: Methods and apparatuses for accessing documents in a multi-security domain environment are described herein. The novel methods may be processor implemented methods and may include saving by a processor from a first to a second security domain a version of a document, wherein the first security is a higher security... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20070282751 - Method and apparatus for reserving digital rights: The present invention discloses an apparatus and method for reserving a set of requested rights. In one example, the digital rights data associated with digital content information is found in a remaining rights file using a license index. A portion of the digital rights data is subsequently reserved. A determination... Agent: General Instrument Corporation Dba The Connected Home Solutions Business Of Motorola, Inc.
20070282756 - Pin creation system and method: A user may select or create a PIN at a non-secure input device, such as a web-enabled personal computer. PINs are stored at a financial host in encrypted form, as PIN offsets. The user selected PIN and a corresponding account number are sent in clear text form to the host,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070282757 - Logon and machine unlock integration: A method of avoiding a second login of user information in an encrypted disk computer system includes a communications path for transferring user login information. The login information is acquired and used by a first software module which authenticates the user to decrypt a disk with an encrypted operating system.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070282625 - Electronic commerce transaction audit system, electronic commerce transaction audit method, and storage medium recording electronic commerce transaction audit program thereon: The present invention comprises agent for gathering transaction log means for automatically collecting all exchange messages notarized and recorded depressively by a plurality of electronic notarize means in connection with the electronic commerce transaction so as to reproduce them as an event of the entire wide network area, agent for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070282627 - Facilitating management of service elements usable in providing information technology service offerings: A service element is defined and represented by a data structure. It includes one or more components and/or one or more other service elements. A service element providing a complete function is a service offering. Management of service elements and/or service offerings is facilitated by a Service Development Tool. In... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20070282623 - Process for protecting children from online predators: A process for protecting children online from sexual predators, contemplated suicide, and premeditated school violence is disclosed: Human female nannys remotely watch computer screens of subscribed children. Using a small cadre of nannys, it is explained why watching large numbers of children is feasible. First, redundancy is introduced to minimize... Agent: Jon Dattorro
20070282626 - System, method and program to estimate cost of a product and/or service: System, method and computer program product for estimating the cost of a product and/or service. The product and/or service comprises a multiplicity of components. One or more first components with no cost dependencies are determined and assigned to a first tier. One or more second components whose costs depend on... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20070282635 - System for automatically generating a medical data message: A system (10) for automatically generating a patient-related medical data message via a generating station (12) made available to a medical practitioner and connected to a data server (15) via a data transmission network (14). The system includes elements (16, 18, 20, 22) that the medical practitioner can actuate to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070282640 - Healthcare information accessibility and processing system: The present invention is directed to a system for collecting, processing and providing access to healthcare treatment information. A first provider computer is provided for collecting and transmitting claim healthcare treatment information relating to a patient. The healthcare treatment information is communicated to a third party payer computer in communication... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20070282642 - Horizontal excess coverage: A method for underwriting and adjusting losses based on the losses paid by an insurance policy.... Agent: Bruce Bradford Thomas
20070282641 - Horizontal excess coverage for insurers and advisors: A method for underwriting and adjusting losses based on the losses paid by insurance and reinsurance policies.... Agent: Bruce Bradford Thomas
20070282639 - Method and system for enabling automatic insurance claim processing: An administrative support system and method for automatically processing insurance claims is provided. The system includes data storage and a processor, where the system retrieves data associated with an insurance claim, identifies at least one issue associated with the retrieved insurance claim data, analyzes the insurance claim data and the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070282643 - Management diagnosis report preparation system: A management diagnosis report preparation system comprises a first memory for storing, check items for reviewing the achievement of each theme, an check result indication given to respective check items for indicating the check results by an acting department, actions for achieving the themes, and evaluation values indicating the degree... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20070282661 - System and method for scheduling meetings: Provided are a system and method of automatically clustering users for a meeting using a network accessible computer system. A meeting purpose is posted. And an input from each of a plurality of users indicating a desire to attend a meeting having the meeting purpose is received; the input also... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20070282663 - Group purchase program systems and methods: A group purchase program systems and methods. The invention discloses methods for sharing the cost of research on topics by identifying, researching, and categorizing a topic. Participants are solicited for purchasing the information discovered in researching the topic. Information on the topic is published and provided to enrolled participants who... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070282666 - Method and apparatus for evolutionary design: The invention involves generating and presenting, typically electronically, a number of design alternatives to persons who are participating in the design, selection, or market research exercise. The participants (referred to as “selectors”) transmit data indicative of their preferences among or between the presented design alternatives, and that data is used... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20070282667 - Methods and systems for determining optimal pricing for retail products: A data warehouse system and application which analyzes historical sales and product data contained within a data warehouse to determine the best product prices across a set of products for a retailer. The application automatically creates statistical models, determines product price elasticity, and identifies and estimates product cross-sell and substitution... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20070282668 - Methods and systems for determining product price elasticity in a system for pricing retail products: A data warehouse system and application which analyzes historical sales and product data contained within a data warehouse to determine the best product price for a retail product. The application automatically creates statistical models using relevant information in the database and determines price elasticity characteristics for the retail product indicating... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20070282664 - Multi-region market research study processing: A market research service is provided with a study creation service that includes a number of functions to support the creation of multi-region market research studies. In one embodiment, the functions include a function in support of implicit country and/or city selection within a region. In another embodiment, the functions... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070282670 - Providing a rating for a software product based on weighted user feedback: A method of (and associated system and computer program product for) providing a rating for a software product (205). The rating is obtained from a plurality of member users. A member user (405) submits (320) feedback data (215), that may be stored in a database (220), using an interface (415)... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070282662 - Systems and methods for planning demand for a configurable product in a managed supply chain: Methods and systems are provided for planning demand for a configurable product in a managed supply chain. In one implement, a method is provided in which the configurable product has a product dependent characteristic and a product independent characteristic. A data storage system may store data with respect to a... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20070282673 - Method and system for implementing portal: The present invention is directed to a system and method for displaying sales information to a sales person via a portal. Data from a plurality of data sources is aggregated. Sales credit information attributable to the sales person for his clients, and for products associated with one or more of... Agent: Daniel H. Golub
20070282674 - System and method using enhanced authorization data to reduce travel-related: Processes (200, 400) for reducing fraud risk in credit transactions, particularly those involving airline ticket purchases, includes collecting the following additional transaction variables and their use in real-time authorization decisions: credit card holder name, reservation code, passenger name, origin city, destination city, travel date, routing description, class of service, e-ticket... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20070282686 - System and method for offering multiple products: A system and method for a supplier to offer multiple products to a first person and multiple pre-owned products to a second person is disclosed.... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20070282690 - Payment systems and methods: Disclosed are payment system and methods.... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)
20070282691 - Cross channel delivery system and method: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a cross channel fulfillment system that enables consumers to purchase and receive items using different transmission mediums. The fulfillment system is a centralized distribution system that maintains information relating to consumers and has access to multiple transmission mediums. Specifically, the fulfillment... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070282708 - Cross channel delivery system and method: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a cross channel fulfillment system that enables consumers to purchase and receive items using different transmission mediums. The fulfillment system is a centralized distribution system that maintains information relating to consumers and has access to multiple transmission mediums. Specifically, the fulfillment... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070282706 - Electronic commerce transaction audit system, electronic commerce transaction audit method, and storage medium recording electronic commerce transaction audit program thereon: The present invention comprises agent for gathering transaction log means for automatically collecting all exchange messages notarized and recorded depressively by a plurality of electronic notarize means in connection with the electronic commerce transaction so as to reproduce them as an event of the entire wide network area, agent for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070282701 - Network order system and network server: The network server stores the order information and the customer information received from the order entry channel in a database with identification information of the retailer system that has mediated the order, extracts, in response to a request from the retailer system, at least one of the order information, the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070282707 - Purchasing peripheral support in a media exchange network: A system providing support for user transactions in a media exchange network is disclosed. An embodiment of the present invention may comprise a television display, storage, and a set top box, and may provide an interface device for receiving from a user associated authorization device, information for authorizing user transactions... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070282705 - System and method for initiating returns over a network: The present invention provides systems and methods for processing return transactions over a network. An embodiment of the invention discloses an online return application that generates an electronic return shipping label that can be delivered to a browser of a customer that wishes to make a return. Also, disclosed is... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070282703 - Virtual retail assistant: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for facilitating communication between a customer at a retail store and a specialized agent at a remote location. The customer uses an in-store smart client kiosk to initiate a communication session with the agent. The agent can instruct the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20070282709 - Method and computer system for providing spare parts for a client: The invention relates to a method for providing spare parts for a client, wherein the method involves the following steps: collecting spare parts offers from spare parts suppliers, storing said spare part offers in the form of a list in a databank, visualizing said list for a spare parts client,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070282715 - System and method for wirelessly transacting access to a set of events and associated digital content/products: One or more content providers push data related to: movies, movie products, digital movie content over a network (e.g., a LAN, a WAN, the Internet, or a wireless network) onto an information filling station which, in turn, wirelessly transacts (over a network based on the 802.11b protocol) and transmits any... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20070282714 - System, method and computer program product for providing an e-commerce interface on a web page to facilitate e-commerce involving digital assets: A computer-implemented system, method and computer program product are provided. In use, an e-commerce interface is generated for facilitating transactions involving at least one digital asset. In addition, an entity is provided with code capable of being inserted into a web page selected by the entity. During use, such code... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20070282717 - Electronic stock control and auditing of detonator use: A system for recording the use of individually identifiable detonators is described, the system comprising a data log of identified detonators; means to record electronically when a detonator is committed to fire; means to alter the data log to log as consumed a detonator recorded as so committed. A detonator... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070282718 - Stone cutting management system: A stone cutting and finishing management system for managing an inventory of stone slabs is disclosed herein. The system includes a data management system with a database, an image station for creating a visual image of a slab from an inventory, each slab provided with a slab identifier, wherein the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20070282720 - Electronic commerce transaction audit system, electronic commerce transaction audit method, and storage medium recording electronic commerce transaction audit program thereon: The present invention comprises agent for gathering transaction log means for automatically collecting all exchange messages notarized and recorded depressively by a plurality of electronic notarize means in connection with the electronic commerce transaction so as to reproduce them as an event of the entire wide network area, agent for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070282724 - Asset based lending (abl) systems and methods: In an automated asset based lending (ABL) system, a method of enabling the client and the financial institution to automate reconciliation of deposit data against a borrowing base, the method comprising receiving cash application data from the client, receiving deposit data from the client and matching the deposit data to... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20070282725 - Bank using a tax-advantaged business organization form: A method is provided for chartering a family of related companies. The family of related companies includes a bank subsidiary chartered as an industrial loan bank, and chartered and/or operated to provide tax-pass-through treatment for bank earnings to the shareholders of the bank subsidiary. A parent company owns a majority... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20070282727 - Collateralized equity and debt obligation financial product: A financial product is created by receiving funds from investors to purchase collateral, such as stock or bonds, in companies to populate an insurance portfolio and a risk portfolio. Notes backed by the collateral are issued to the investors and pay a coupon amount based on the performance of the... Agent: King & Spalding Credit Suisse Securities (usa) LLC
20070282728 - Consolidation, sharing and analysis of investment information: Systems and methods are described for gathering investment information of peers and/or other trusted sources and making the investment information and analysis available on a real-time basis. These systems and methods provide investment information and advisory services for individual members generated through peer research, real-time portfolio and trading sharing. Individual... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070282729 - Consolidation, sharing and analysis of investment information: Systems and methods are described for gathering investment information of peers and/or other trusted sources and making the investment information and analysis available on a real-time basis. These systems and methods provide investment information and advisory services for individual members generated through peer research, real-time portfolio and trading sharing. Individual... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070282730 - Consolidation, sharing and analysis of investment information: Systems and methods are described for gathering investment information of peers and/or other trusted sources and making the investment information and analysis available on a real-time basis. These systems and methods provide investment information and advisory services for individual members generated through peer research, real-time portfolio and trading sharing. Individual... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070282731 - Pension support fund: A pension support fund provides disintermediation between capital markets and a pension fund whose credit rating is so poor it cannot access the capital markets on its own. The pension support fund, having a high credit rating (for example, AAA) facilitates access to capital on a non-recourse basis, and provides... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20070282734 - Method and system for the integration of fixed income financial instruments: In accordance with the principles of the present invention, an electronic trading platform for cash and cash futures (options) is provided. The electronic trading platform of the present invention combines the cash and cash futures (options) markets together in a single platform. The cash and cash futures (options) markets can... Agent: Paul E. Schaafsma
20070282733 - Systems and methods for conducting derivative trades electronically: The present invention facilitates efficient negotiations of trade terms and the generation of an electronic trade ticket in the trading of financial instruments. The negotiation process is preferably conducted through a secure online chat program using point-to-point messaging, though the negotiations can take place using the tradition exchanges of phone... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070282735 - Lien payoff systems and methods: A computer system that is adapted for facilitating the payoff of a financial obligation that is secured by a lien on an item, such as a vehicle. In various embodiments, the computer system is adapted for: (A) receiving a payoff proposal from a title requester that includes terms according to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070282736 - Methods and systems for characteristic leveling: Characteristic normalization (or leveling) is a process that yields consistent and equitable characteristic definitions across multiple sources of credit information. This leveling ensures that when the same data is present for multiple credit sources, for example two or more credit reporting agencies, it is interpreted in the same manner, acknowledging... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20070282737 - Mortgage loan product: In the present invention, a system and method is provided for making insurance policies and products, consumer goods, property taxes, household obligations and credit card debt more affordable by paying for such items, (collectively known as goods and services) through residential mortgages, home equity lines of credit and any other... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20070282740 - Electronic funds card: The present invention provides a system and method for facilitating a second party account with employer merchant or sponsor control of one or more spending limits. An exemplary system facilitates provision of funds to a second party and control of the spending of second party by an employer or sponsor... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd
20070282743 - Electronic transaction apparatus and method: One inventive step includes facilitating obtaining a payment file associated with a buyer (for example, directly from the buyer, or from a third party partner). The file includes data specifying a first form of payment from the buyer to a first biller and data specifying a second form of payment,... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20070282742 - Method and apparatus for payment processing: A method of processing a government program check submitted by a vendor to its bank for deposit is described. A payment processor receives at a check processing station check data for a check accepted by a vendor, where the check data includes one or more fields to be examined for... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070282744 - Supply chain financing and credit memo systems and methods: In an electronic supply chain finance system, a method of enabling a buyer to apply credit against accounts receivable owed to a supplier by the buyer, comprising receiving a payment obligation from the buyer, the payment obligation having a payment value and a payment maturity date and being associated with... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20070282749 - Content distribution system: A transmission device including: copy unit that extracts part or all of partial contents, as tracking information, from a content, and copies the extracted tracking information, thereby generating pieces of tracking information; candidate information obtaining unit that obtains pieces of candidate information respectively corresponding to the pieces of tracking information;... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070282746 - Distributing relocatable services in middleware for smart items: A composite service associated with an analysis of data may be determined, the composite service associated with service metadata and including first and second component services having an ordering of execution for the analysis of the data based on the service metadata. The first component service, configured to generate a... Agent: Brake Hughes PLC C/o Intellevate
20070282748 - Method for managing, routing, and controlling devices and inter-device connections: A system and method for managing, routing and controlling devices and inter-device connections located within an environment to manage and control the environment using a control client is presented. A user provides commands via the control client to a server that maintains a representation of the environment and the devices... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20070282753 - Secure postage payment system and method: In a postage payment system, a secure integrated circuit (IC) card is used to manage postage funds, and created encrypted postage indicia. Among other things, the system is capable of performing charge-back accounting of postage expenses and generating mail contents. In accordance with an aspect of the invention, the postage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070282754 - Systems and methods for performing secure in-person transactions: A portable, biometrically-secured device for facilitating various different types of in-person and online transactions. For example, the portable, biometrically-secured device can be used to safely perform in-person financial transactions, such as credit card transactions, in which the user's identity is biometrically authenticated. The portable, biometrically-secured device can also be used... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070282755 - Device for transaction of contents through a network: A method, device, system, and program for transaction of contents through a network are provided. In this transaction system, user terminals are configured to allow users to conduct transactions. A user sends a notification that the user hopes to register contents and prescribed items thereof in a data base in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070282763 - Digital menu board display system: A digital menu board display system including: a server system configured to receive, manage, and store information and advertisement data appropriate for each branch office system, the information including business type, location, scale, price of products, and other related information; and a plurality of branch office systems, each branch office... Agent: Samuel Lee
20070282762 - Optimized component selection for project completion: A method is provided for determining the best combination of components/supplies/goods matched to a price provided by a supplier of those components/supplies/goods, such that costs are minimizing subject to a given supply function, fixed costs and various considerations that can be factored into a selection criteria More specifically, a Lagrangian... Agent: Norris, Braden, Melton & Gregersen, P.l.l.c.
20070282764 - Method and arrangement for backup of customer data stored in a franking machine: In a method and an apparatus for transferring customer data stored in a non-volatile manner in a franking machine for backup purposes, a customer card is inserted in a card reader and a processor of the franking machine transfers data from a non-volatile memory in the franking machine to the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent DepartmentPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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