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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination January USPTO class listing 01/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080027738 - Increasing business value through increased usage and adoption: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a method for increasing customer business value through increased usage and adoption of information worker products is provided. The method includes envisioning a need of a customer, discovering a solution to address the need through the increased usage and adoption of... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080027742 - Information processing method, information processing apparatus, computer program and storage medium: An information processing method for managing issuance of a license that controls an operation of a device and a function of an application to be installed in the device determines whether issuance of a unified license that unifies licenses for making the application operable in a plurality of devices is... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20080027739 - Methods and apparatus for management and procurement of hazardous materials: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for management and procurement of hazardous materials. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080027736 - Millionsaver - online based contact management system for real estate industry: The invention is an online based contact management system for real estate industry to create and predict timing of closings, timing of buying process and profile of successful working habits and successful agents. It captures data about requests from customers (repeated requests from websites), model of behavior of users (visits,... Agent: John Vanhara
20080027740 - Price stabilization for extended services coverage: A system is disclosed that provides price stabilization for extended services coverage of a product. The system has a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a first value associated with an extended services coverage of a first product. The processor is also configured to determine a... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080027743 - Problem solving kit: This invention provides a structured process, for business needs such as problem-solving or idea-generation, where records for all thoughts and analyses, obtained by completing a series of main and mini templates with pre-printed questions derived from business theories and techniques, are stored inside a physical shape representing the idea that... Agent: Michael Molins Molins & Co.
20080027737 - Shipping price protection: A system is presented for establishing a shipping contract between a buyer and a shipper. A maximum price for shipping a buyer's order is established between a seller and a buyer. Based on this maximum price, an authorization number is created between the seller and a shipper, wherein the authorization... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080027735 - Utilization method and system within a communication network: A utilization method and system within a communication network comprises at least one service provider and at least one service consumer. In particular, a there is license contract method and system for validating web services during runtime. At least one parameter is provided to define, if and how many meter... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080027751 - Medical product reservation, distribution and purchasing system and method: A system and method for the reservation, distribution and purchasing of medical products is disclosed. More specifically, what is disclosed is a system and method of reserving and distributing pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical devices and other medical supplies. The system and method disclosed herein is particularly applicable and useful in preparation... Agent: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C
20080027753 - Method and system for optimizing fund contributions to a health savings account: A computer implemented method for estimating for a user performance information for a health savings account includes estimating a chronological series of health-care expenses to be incurred by the user based on actuarial data for health-care costs and estimating a chronological series of health savings account balance values based on... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080027754 - Patient bed search system: An automated search system uses data indicating clinical and non-clinical needs of a patient to provide a ranked list of candidate beds, status of beds and availability of a specific type of bed having a particular set of clinical attributes, using a score value derived using configurable rules for comparing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080027752 - Physician reviewed portable and network accessed electronic medical record: A system for managing, storing, and viewing medical records wherein the method includes a portable digital memory device, a network, a medical record database, and a physician review portal. The medical records are reviewed by a physician and summarized to a condensed form of essential elements of a medical record... Agent: Michael Ries
20080027755 - Treatment order processing system suitable for pharmacy and other use: A system links a standardized coded diagnosis associated with a medication order with information in a pharmacy information system to supplement medication utilization data. A pharmacy user interface system includes a user interface processor for providing data representing at least one display image supporting user entry of a coded diagnosis... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080027760 - Healthcare eligibility and benefits data system: A healthcare eligibility and benefits system provides efficient processing and exchanging of eligibility and benefits data with clearinghouses and payers, such as insurance companies, federal and state health plans, and the such. Certain data from responses is stored and used by future requests. As such, the system captures member data... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080027759 - System and method for coordination of benefits in a healthcare system: A healthcare system coordinating benefits includes a provider computer configured to receive patient information for a patient and to communicate a payment request to a payer computer. The provider computer includes programmed instructions to identify a coordination of benefits claim, obtain certain data from a response received from the payer... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080027761 - System and method for verifying driver's insurance coverage: A system and method for insurance coverage verification. A computerized system for insurance coverage verification includes an insurance coverage verification server that receives and processes requests for insurance coverage verification, an insurance coverage verification database that stores insurance coverage information in a plurality of motorist records that are indexed by... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080027767 - Method and system for customization of air travel: Method, architecture and computer-readable medium to enable a user of a computer-implemented graphical user interface (GUI) to purchase air travel services. The method comprises receiving air travel parameters submitted via the GUI; receiving a selection made via the GUI, the selection being indicative of at least one selected service attribute... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080027765 - Methods and systems for vending air travel services: A computer-implemented method of vending air travel services comprises determining a plurality of published fares each associated with a respective one of a plurality of root booking classes, said published fares being applicable to the purchase of air travel at a root service level. The method further comprises determining a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080027768 - Automated repricing of revised itineraries for ticket changes requested after issuance: A system, method, and computer readable medium for returning the different costs for multiple potential travel alternatives using a single travel change request. The itinerary information is analyzed to determine fare rules and requirements to follow in repricing a new ticket. The process builds alternative flight criteria based on the... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20080027769 - Knowledge based performance management system: An automated system (100) and method for knowledge based performance management for an organization. After extracting data from existing narrowly focused systems, mission measures and organization levels are defined for one or more organizations. The elements, factors and risks that contribute to mission measure performance by organization level and organization... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20080027770 - Psychometric analysis tool for predicting the renege rate: Embodiments of the present invention provide a renege reducing hiring method. Other embodiments of the present invention provide a renege factor evaluation method. Other embodiments of the present invention provide an organizational renege reduction method. Other embodiments of the present invention provide a candidate renege prediction method in accordance with... Agent: Accenture, LLP C/o Hogan & Hartson, LLP (ipgroup)
20080027771 - Selection process: A method of selecting an applicant for a function, such as a job. Coefficients are established between performance characteristics of a large number of jobs and performance predictors relating to persons who perform the jobs. A prediction equation is obtained for a specific job using the coefficients, and then an... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080027772 - System and method for optimizing a transit network: The present invention consists of a system for optimizing the operation of a transit network, where the transit network including one or more transit operators, each of the transit operators providing one or more transit vehicles, including: ferries, trains, elevated trains, subways, buses, streetcars, vans and taxis. The system is... Agent: Lang Michener
20080027775 - Method, system and program product for conditionally controlling changes to key data fields in a project database: A method, system and program product for performing one or more actions in response to a change made to a key data field in a project management application for managing a project. The method includes establishing one or more metrics to be monitored for a project, defining one or more... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy
20080027776 - Project task drivers pane: A task driver system for explaining the factors contributing to a task's scheduling for a project to a project manager and for displaying and navigating between related tasks is provided. The system receives information defining a set of tasks for the project. For each task, the system first analyzes scheduling... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080027777 - Purchasing cost reduction planning and checking: A method for purchasing cost reduction planning and checking includes receiving from a user one or more part characteristics and one or more supplier characteristics. The method determines one or more templates based on the part characteristics and the supplier characteristics received. Each template corresponds to a cost reduction plan.... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20080027778 - System and method for time recording: A method and system for time recording, in which an event is triggered to start recording one of a set of tasks. Recording of the one task is initiated responsive to triggering the event. The event is terminated and recording of the one task is terminated responsive to terminating the... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080027784 - Goal-service modeling: Software services for a business are identified. The goals for the business to meet its objectives are identified. Sub-goals are then identified recursively until services can be identified for fulfilling each of the sub-goals. Performance indicators are identified for each of the sub-goals. Each indicator has a metric identifying the... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080027790 - Computerized method and system for maturity assessment of business processes: A computer implemented method and system for comparative analysis of business processes, in particular for process maturity evaluation. A process vitality index (PVI) is mapped onto a binary decision tree that provides unambiguous, YES/NO questions at its nodes. A user is guided by these questions. The tree provides the minimum... Agent: Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20080027789 - Generating a view of measured performance: Computer user interface views provide information regarding performance. A method of configuring such a view includes receiving user-initiated input that identifies an area within an organization and a type of information for which a performance information visual display is to be provided. The method further includes receiving user-initiated input that... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20080027791 - System and method for processing performance data: The present invention provides an improved system and method for processing performance data for an entity team, or individual. The system may further include a database for storing the performance data for an entity, team, or individual. The processing unit may be further configured to provide an output responsive to... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20080027792 - Election-based electronic compilations: Electronically published compilations are provided. The compilations typically include a plurality of incumbent entries that are subject to replacement by candidate revisions through successive elections by an electorate of voters, e.g., human voters. Also provided are methods for improving existing compilations through elections. Election rules, history, dates and times, and... Agent: Louis Wu
20080027794 - Bicycle, a method of managing a fleet of bicycles, and a system of managing such a fleet: A bicycle including an impact detection device and a monitoring central processing unit connected to said impact detection device.... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull
20080027793 - Method of parking permit issuance: A method for a permit issuer to issue parking permits to a parking user for a parking space of a parking owner. According to the method, information is provided to the parking user which the user may in turn use to communicate with the permit issuer through electronic communication. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080027804 - 4dhelp directed advertising distribution method: The present invention provides for a method of transmitting directed advertisement to an end user in a 4DHelp information distribution system. The method employs intelligent information filtering and association such that when the user initiates a request for one set of 4DHelp instructional information, an additional set of 4DHelp promotional... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080027813 - Apparatus and method and computer program product for distributing advertisement: An advertisement data server includes: an URL database storing URLs different for different products and information on whether each product has been sold or not; a URL comparing unit, when accessed by a terminal, for making reference to the URL database for determining whether the corresponding product has been sold... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080027796 - Distributed reputation-based recommendation system: A method for generating a recommendation to a customer includes detecting, in a first terminal that is part of a distributed terminal system in a commercial enterprise, an identifier for a first product. The identifier is detected in connection with a customer of the commercial enterprise, the first product being... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20080027799 - Location-based advertising: A first request for information that is related to a specified location is received. A first query for advertisements related to the specified location is submitted. A response to the first query that includes one or more advertisements related to the specified location is received. At least one of the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080027797 - Management of package offerings by loyalty programs and automation of accrual recalculation: The present invention discloses a method and system for processing accrual and redemption package offerings in loyalty programs. The method includes identifying a set of accrual package offerings, identifying a plurality of loyalty members satisfying a set of package conditions, calculating accruals for each of the plurality of loyalty members... Agent: Evergreen Valley Law Group, P.C. And Oracle International Corporation
20080027800 - Method and apparatus for selecting related terms for electronic advertising: Described are techniques used suggesting alternative terms to an advertiser which are associated with an advertisement. The advertiser issues a request including one or more initial advertisement terms to an advertisement publication system. In response to the request, the advertisement publication system provides a list of suggested alternatives to the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20080027801 - Method and system for advertisement insertion within an internet protocol television (iptv) system: A method and system are disclosed for inserting advertising and content in an internet protocol (IP) network, the method including accepting a request at an IP travel server associated with a travel zone from a traveling client device in the travel zone to receive home advertising content associated with a... Agent: G. Michael Roebuck, PC
20080027808 - Method for providing shopping advice: A method of providing advice to a shopper, comprising the steps of: receiving a requirement from the shopper; presenting the requirement to an advisor; receiving an identifier of a seller from the advisor; sending the identifier of the seller to the shopper; and receiving a payment from the seller.... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080027809 - Method of using a subdomain portion of a domain name to pass a unique tracking code: A method of verifying the identify of an affiliate enrolled in an affiliate program of a merchant and then transmitting information between the affiliate and the merchant is provided. The method relies on embedding a unique identification code in a sub-domain portion of a domain name. Once an identification process... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20080027795 - Methods and systems for providing dynamic feedback to customers using transactional accounts for purchases: Feedback is provided to customers based on the use of transactional accounts. The feedback may be of various forms such as a coupon or lottery number resulting from use of a particular transactional account to make a purchase. Other forms of feedback include purchase related feedback such as current sale... Agent: Withers & Keys For Bell South
20080027805 - Mutually beneficial management system for website advertisements: A mutually beneficial management system includes an advertisement database, a member database, a value adding module, an advertisement posting management system, an advertisement playing module, and a bonus module. The advertiser posts an advertisement via the advertisement posting management system and transfer money in the value adding module to pay... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20080027798 - Serving advertisements based on keywords related to a webpage determined using external metadata: Methods and apparatus for selecting advertisements to display to a user requesting a primary webpage is provided. Keywords related to the primary webpage are determined using internal information of the primary webpage and/or external information provided in neighboring webpages. The external information may include anchor text metadata of hyperlinks on... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20080027807 - Streaming content distribution system and streaming content distribution method: Disclosed is a streaming content distribution method for distributing a content designated by a user terminal with at least one advertisement, the method comprising including: displaying alternative advertisement information about at least one alternative advertisement to be distributed instead of the advertisement during playing the advertisement at the user terminal;... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080027803 - System and method for optimizing throttle rates of bidders in online keyword auctions subject to budget constraints: An improved system and method for scheduling online keyword auctions subject to budget constraints is provided. A linear programming model of slates of advertisements may be created for predicting the volume and order in which queries may appear throughout the day for use in allocating bidders to auctions to optimize... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20080027802 - System and method for scheduling online keyword subject to budget constraints: An improved system and method for scheduling online keyword auctions subject to budget constraints is provided. A linear programming model of slates of advertisements may be created for predicting the volume and order in which queries may appear throughout the day for use in allocating bidders to auctions to optimize... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20080027815 - Methods, systems and computer program products for wireless payment transactions: Methods, systems, and computer program products for acquiring payment device data for wireless payment transactions are disclosed. According to one method, a request from a wireless payment reader for standardized payment device data for effecting a wireless payment is received by a wireless smart payment device. Payment device data elements... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20080027818 - Method for selling a business: A system for brokering the sale of a business includes a put option that guarantees the sale of the business if the business is not otherwise sold within the prescribed time limit. The system calculates an offer price from historical data about the business being sold and sets a guarantee... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20080027820 - Methods and systems for the creation of consumer-customization and commercialization of goods: Methods and systems are disclosed and described for the consumer-customization of products, and the commercialization thereof... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20080027819 - Methods, systems, and products for purchasing products: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for purchasing products. A purchase request to purchase an electronic copy of a product is received. The purchase request includes a product number that uniquely identifies the product and a device number that uniquely identifies a requesting device. The product number and the device... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC
20080027823 - System and method for purchasing items on the internet using a computer terminal with a pliant currency acceptor: A system and method is provided for providing a public online computer terminal providing the general public a manner of purchasing goods or services using a pliant currency acceptor that records the value of currency inserted and transmits information as to this value to a desired Internet vendor.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.
20080027832 - Configurable enrollment data capture framework: Methods for defining and using a configurable and extensible enrollment data capture framework. The enrollment data capture framework allows generation of enrollment data capture templates for specifying channel, membership scheme and membership type specific data elements, providing data relevancy and data adequacy. The framework comprises an extensible membership attribute repository,... Agent: Evergreen Valley Law Group, P.C. And Oracle International Corporation
20080027833 - Method for optimizing sample size for inventory management processes: A method for determining a sample size associated with inventory management processes comprises selecting a product population associated with a product inventory and grouping the product population into a plurality of strata. Each strata has a plurality of products, wherein each product includes at least one aspect common to each... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080027835 - Methods for maintaining inventory records between audit periods: A method for maintaining inventory records between audit periods includes establishing a virtual bin associated with an actual inventory record and collecting data indicative of actual quantities of one or more products associated with an inventory. The data indicative of the actual quantities of each of the one or more... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080027834 - Systems and methods for inventory management: Methods and systems for inventory management are disclosed. In one embodiment, an inventory manager may use an inventory management system to select an inventory management performance metric. The inventory manager may associate a performance metric with a plurality of performance categories. The performance categories indicate a plurality of measurement ranges... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080027839 - System for billing rating and selection of accounts: A method and system adapted for use in a mobile telecommunication network is described. The invention describes a rating and routing system which is adapted to enable an efficient rating and routing of data transactions being transmitted through a network. Based on a comparison of identifiers associatable with a subscriber... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP
20080027843 - Method and system for determining an optimum set of measures for the minimization of risks: System and method for determining an optimum set of measures which entails a minimization of risks while observing a predetermined budget (B), wherein, based on coherence components (Z) including possible combinations of measures (MK), each of which comprise a set (M) of measures (m), the associated costs (K) for implementing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080027842 - Personal information storage device and mobile terminal: The present invention makes it possible that a user wears a personal information storage device storing personal information including electronic money information and uses a mobile terminal at the user's expense by transmitting the personal information to the mobile terminal by means of short-distance communications. The use of the mobile... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080027841 - System for integrating enterprise performance management: An automated system (100) for integrating narrowly focused management systems in to a financial measurement and optimization system for a multi-enterprise commercial organization. A matrix of market value is developed for each enterprise in the organization. The matrices of market value are then used to guide the integration of narrow... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20080027880 - Investment chart-based interactive trade simulation training and game system: An investment chart based interactive trade simulation and game system is provided. The system uses a computer or other computing device, real historical data, and a computer program to dynamically recreate the investment charts of any moment back to any date in the history, as long as the historical data... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP
20080027881 - Market trader training tool: In a market trader training method according to the invention, data representing market price as a function of time is retrieved and a visual representation of a portion of the market price data as a function of time is displayed to a user. The user inputs a response based on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080027848 - Method of negotiating trades on an electronic trading system and an electronic trading system: A method of negotiating trades on an electronic trading system is presented. In order to enable an intra-trading-system part-to part negotiation the method comprises the steps of receiving a trade negotiation request with respect to a selected order from a user; forwarding the trade negotiation request to a submitter of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080027849 - Stipulated trading system: A system and method for a transaction involving any asset that is substantially fungible within a predetermined asset class comprising a component for populating a database with first data including asset identification indicia for at least one asset that is substantially fungible within a predetermined asset class; a component for... Agent: John M. Johnson Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
20080027856 - Computer system and method for calculating and displaying vehicle loan parameters: A computer implemented method and system for displaying and calculating a vehicle loan can include input fields for adjusting parameters associated with the vehicle loan. The system can provide selectable gauges that can be used to adjust parameters of the vehicle loan. The gauges can comprise analog displays that include... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20080027857 - Method of preventing fraud: An identification verification system designed to prevent identity theft and financial fraud. Individuals are given or select identification codes which replace the commonly used social security numbers (SSNs). In order to access an individual's credit report or other financial records or open a credit account, the individual's identification code must... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC
20080027858 - Method of preventing fraud: An identification verification system designed to prevent identity theft and financial fraud. Individuals are given or select identification codes which replace the commonly used social security numbers (SSNs). In order to access an individual's credit report or other financial records or open a credit account, the individual's identification code must... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC
20080027860 - Compliance control in a card based program: An analysis system processes financial transactions data for compliance with a payment program, such that the processing involves receiving data relating to a set of financial transactions that have been authorized by a payment processing system, and determining if one or more of the authorized financial transactions will be subjected... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080027862 - Novel hybrid financial interface: A further feature of this invention is the use of pneumatic transfer and hybrid energy technology to provide an improved interface to the owner of the system, such as a bank or store. An additional feature of this invention is the use of the child-friendly interface to provide ability to... Agent: Andy Youngs
20080027863 - Healthcare eligibility transactions: Methods and systems permit registration of a service provider and permit eligibility information to be provided to the service provider. Registration information is received over a financial network from a point-of-sale terminal. The registration information has an identifier associated with the point-of-sale terminal and an identification of the service provider.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080027865 - Individual identifying/attribute authenticating system and individual identifying/attribute authenticating method: An individual identifying/attribute authenticating system includes a portable terminal possessed by a buyer of a good or service and an authenticating terminal set at a seller of the good or service. The portable terminal includes at least a component that generates an electronic signature by using a signature key and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20080027864 - Method and system for preventing skipping playback of a special content section of a digital media stream: A method and system for preventing skipping the playback of a special content section of a digital media stream is provided. The method comprises a method for providing a digital media stream on the providing side, and a method for playing back a digital media stream as provided by the... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080027867 - Methods, systems and computer program products for determining usage rights for digital content based on characterizing information thereof and related devices: A method for controlling unauthorized use of digital content includes identifying digital content for validation. Characterizing information is generated that designates the identified digital content, and usage rights for the identified digital content are determined based on the characterizing information, for example, based on a comparison of the characterizing information... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080027866 - System and method for authenticating file content: A method, system, and computer readable medium for authenticating file system content. In one embodiment of the method of invention, file system content is received or retrieved for content authentication. Security relevant portions of the file content are identified in accordance with specified parse production rules that tokenize the original... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080027868 - Transfer of digital rights management information: A device including a communication interface and processing logic is provided. The communication interface may receive digital rights management security information and content from a source device, the digital rights management information having been deactivated in the source device. The processing logic may reactivate the digital rights management security information... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.L.P.
20080027869 - Determining whether a digital rights management system's native license is valid: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to determining whether a digital rights management system's native license is valid. According to one embodiment, a value of a decision indicator is accessed at a digital rights management system. The decision indicator is set by a trusted entity other than the digital rights... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080027870 - Method and apparatus for managing license: A method and apparatus for effectively managing a plurality of licenses are provided. The method includes selecting a value, which corresponds to license information, from a Hash mapping table; selecting a node corresponding to the license information from a tree structure corresponding to the value; and searching for a license... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080027871 - Update method and update system: An update system includes: a program server for storing application programs and transmitting the application program corresponding only to an authenticated client; a license server for transmitting information concerning the authenticated client to the program server and transmitting the license key of the application program to the authenticated client; and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20080027874 - System and method for facilitating secure transactions over communication networks: A user activates the transaction facilitation system from an online banking homepage. Thereafter, communication is performed over a secure communication network. User and transaction type information are received and a unique transaction number is generated. Product information from a vendor is provided to the user, and selected product information is... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20080027875 - System and method for remotely authenticating a device in a reward program: A reward program directed to registering computer devices and their consumable parts via a computer network generates a unique key code value for each computer device. The key code is generated by a remote server in the computer network and may include appending a sequential counter to the serial number... Agent: Christine K. Garcia Patent And Trademark Counsel
20080027878 - Systems and methods for establishing a space planning network: A virtual space planning network may connect third party suppliers of goods and/or services with consumers via a virtual space planning tool. The virtual space planning tool may be used by the consumers to generate and/or interact with a virtual space plan. The virtual space planning network may connect a... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20080027745 - Community awareness management systems and methods: A system and method links one or more disparate community awareness management (CAM) datasets for a community awareness program (CAP) with one or more spatial layers to create linked CAM datasets. One or more data attributes common to a CAM dataset and a spatial layer are identified, and the link... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC
20080027749 - Global asset risk management systems and methods: Systems and methods for risk assessment are disclosed. In various embodiments, the systems and methods may include at least one risk information source receiving risk information, and generating a risk assessment report based on the risk information. In various embodiments, the systems and methods may include a risk information source,... Agent: Wolff Law Office, PLLC
20080027747 - Method and apparatus for employment system distributed hiring and co-operative pooling: A method of operating an employment system is provided. The method includes enabling a first user associated with an employee seeker to enter a shell for a position and enabling a second user associated with the employee seeker to enter additional information about the position. The second user is distinctly... Agent: Bell, Boyd, & Lloyd LLP
20080027748 - Method and device for selecting data sets: In a method for the selecting and displaying travel data information is read out. The data is digitalized and stored in a data set together with data containing information about their origin. Each data set is marked with an identification code. One or several selection criteria is then queried. A... Agent: Silber & Fridman
20080027744 - Method for optimization of bra fit and style for all body sizes and types and for wearing with a variety of clothing styles: A method for custom bra fitting to obtain optimal physical fit and optimal style including selecting bras for a woman based on an analysis of the size and shape of her body and breasts and determining the six fitting tips, or style tips, of youthful, uplift, coverage, proportionate, centered, and... Agent: Seth H. Ostrow, Esq. Dreier LLP
20080027741 - Method of managing laundry room machine and system therefor: The present invention discloses a method of managing laundry room machines in a laundry room. The method includes the step of: a) receiving identification information including an ID (identifier) through a communicator; b) setting information about the rate and operating conditions through the communicator; c) receiving a selection of a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20080027750 - System and method for digital rights management: It is one aspect of the present invention to provide a method of digital content delivery including the steps of: (a) providing a client device for displaying digital content and a server device for storing digital content; (b) transmitting a first signal from the client device to the server device;... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20080027746 - Systems and methods for employment law compliance, establishment, evaluation and review: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for facilitating an employer's compliance with employment laws. A typical system includes a data store for storing compliance information, a processor for supporting compliance functionality and a link to a communication channel allowing communication with one or more agents of an... Agent: Weatherly Kerven & Seigel LLC
20080027758 - Method to evaluate a client by a physical therapist: A method to evaluate a client by a physical therapist, which includes determining if a client is experiencing distress. If a client is experiencing pain, the method selects an evaluation algorithm responsive to the distress, wherein the selected evaluation algorithm comprises (N) evaluation factors. The method determines if any of... Agent: Dale F. Regelman
20080027757 - System and method for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event: Systems and methods for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event are disclosed. A preferred embodiment utilizes an implantable medical device comprising at least one sensor in electronic communication with a patient management system adapted to temporally analyze and correlate biometric data. Some embodiments of a system disclosed herein... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20080027756 - Systems and methods for identifying and tracking individuals: Systems and methods for identifying and tracking individuals and samples are disclosed. The system includes a sample container, an individual's identification sample portion coupled to the sample container and means for identifying the individual's identification sample portion. The individual's identification sample portion may be configured to accept fingerprints, human iris... Agent: Lisa A. Haile, J.d., Ph.d. Dla Piper US LLP
20080027763 - Computer system: Computer machine, manufacture, methods of making and using the same, and product produced thereby, as well as necessary intermediates, each pertaining to a system of the kind adapted to transform insurance risk for a transaction, in cooperation with different entities with respective computing systems. Embodiments transforming insurance risks into credit... Agent: Peter K. Trzyna, Esq.
20080027762 - System and method for managing renewable repriced mortgage guaranty insurance: A mortgage guaranty insurance policy is described having periodically adjusted premiums, the determination of said premiums being partially based on loan seasoning; and a claim settlement option chosen from the following: immediate lump-sum settlement, principal and interest payments being maintained for a fixed period prior to loan payoff, principal and... Agent: Sean Lewis
20080027764 - System and method for warranting against leasing losses: The method herein provides for the issuance of a warranty contract following an analysis of a lease that may be susceptible to penalties for acts of omission by a lessee. One typical lease requires a notice within a timeframe of the lessee's intent to purchase, renew or return the equipment... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20080027766 - Methods and systems for determining availability of a resource for particular time periods: Checking the availability of a rental resource by providing a commitment memory area configured to store at least one resource data element corresponding to a rental resource, the at least one resource data element configured to store at least one commitment period made up of at least a start time... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080027774 - Optimal scenario forecasting, risk sharing, and risk trading: An integrated and unified method of statistical-like analysis, scenario forecasting, risking sharing, and risk trading is presented. Variates explanatory of response variates are identified in terms of the “value of the knowing.” Such a value can be direct economic value. Probabilistic scenarios are generated by multi-dimensionally weighting a dataset. Weights... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament&rubenstein,pc
20080027773 - System and method for self-assessed commitment management: A system and method that allow an individual or a party to capture, organize, assess, understand, and agree to one or more pre-defined conditions. The agreement is made to a person or a party as an obligation of the individual(s) who is/are offering the agreement. Once the obligation is offered... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080027779 - Method and system for strategic project planning: A strategic planning, project organization, electronic and hardcopy file management system is disclosed that provides its users a quick data capture, data archiving and data retrieval system implemented within a software or hardware database system. Daily use of this system provides its users the capability to utilize either an electronic... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080027781 - Method for monitoring and controlling workflow of a project, applications program and computer product embodying same and related computer systems: Featured is a method for controlling work of a project, that is particularly suited for controlling development of files of a software project. Such a method broadly includes defining S status levels (S≧2), where the number and definition of each status level relates to at least certain of the workflow... Agent: Peter J. Gordon, Patent Counsel
20080027780 - System and method for the development and deployment of service elements: 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.
20080027782 - Managing provenance of the evolutionary development of workflows: A method of and a system for presenting a plurality of workflows that describe an evolutionary workflow process associated with creating a result are provided. A first workflow is received at a first device. The first workflow comprises a first module which applies a first instruction to form a first... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080027783 - System and method for staffing and rating: In one embodiment, a method and system for staffing and rating workers is able to match hiring entities with rated workers with skills and experience suitable for their needs. In one such embodiment, self-service tools allow the workers and hiring entities to manage matching transactions without administrative action. In one... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20080027786 - Method and apparatus for management of sales activity information: Systems and methods are described for management of sales activity information. In an embodiment, a system comprises a client system; and a server system, communicatively coupled to the client system, wherein the server system comprises: a client interface to receive sales activity data from the client system, wherein the sales... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080027787 - Method and system for indicating customer information: The invention relates to a method and system for indicating customer information having a computer, software executing on the computer for assigning each customer of a plurality of customers a unique customer identifier, software executing on the computer for determining an overall score for each customer based on criteria selected... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20080027788 - Object oriented system and method for optimizing the execution of marketing segmentations: The present invention involves a computer system and method which implements a marketing management system. The computer comprises a processor, at least one database containing marketing information, and a database segmentation manager the segmentation manager is coupled to the processor and database. The database segmentation manager includes a node organizer... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20080027785 - Voice responsive telephone assistant having network upgrade capability: A mobile telephone system device having an electronic assistant component is disclosed. The device includes a first software module configured to provide a first operating feature to a user of the mobile telephone system and a second software module that includes a first submodule configured to provide a first additional... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080027810 - Coupons and systems for generating coupons on demand: Coupons which are displayed as a text message on a mobile telecommunication device and include a code uniquely identifying the coupon are provided for. Systems for generating coupons on demand are also provided for. The system comprises an agency computer having access to a coupon database. The coupon database comprises... Agent: Keith B. Willhelm, Attorney At Law
20080027811 - Custom document generation system and method: A custom marketing document system and method, including custom map information is provided herein.... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20080027814 - Direct incentive authentication link (dial) system: The Direct Incentive Authentication Link System establishes a real-time direct communication link between a consumer and a product's Manufacturer, Retailer, Credit Card Company, or Distributor (referred to collectively as the “Retailers”) during the purchase process within any type of retail environment.... Agent: Michael Kulakowski
20080027806 - Home equity estimator, banner providing interactive home equity estimation, and method for implementing the same: An online banner advertisement is provided that enables a consumer to estimate the consumer's home value based on the state where the home is located, the year the home was purchased, and the purchase price. State-level data from Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) can be used to calculate... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20080027812 - Internet domain keyword optimization: A computerized system and method for optimizing contents of a domain landing page for increased revenues for the domain name owner. A landing server tracks user interactions with the domain landing page and generates an optimized keyword data set for the domain name. The keyword data set is used for... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20080027816 - Laundry room management method and system: The present invention discloses a method and system of managing a laundry room. In the method, identification information including an ID (identifier) is received through a communicator. Then, information about the rate and operating conditions is set through the communicator. A predetermined operation allowed by the setting is performed according... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20080027817 - Self-checkout terminal: An article code reading device optically reads a code symbol on to an article and specifies the article, and decodes and outputs an article code. An image pickup image part picks up an image of an area of an article, the code symbol of which is read by the article... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20080027827 - Dynamic pricing of items based on sales criteria: A method of dynamically adjusting prices of items using a processor based upon the category to which the item is assigned and sales criteria of the item relative to other items in the category is disclosed. The items are of the type that are deliverable over a network.... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20080027821 - Method and apparatus for promotion and distribution of electronically stored information: Embodiments provide for easy and inexpensive distribution and promotion of electronic files, such as audio files, audio-visual files, text files, and more. Subscribers are provided a subsite of a website implementing the invention and can personalize the subsite with information about themselves, any other individuals contributing to the content they... Agent: Shlesinger & Fitzsimmons
20080027826 - Method, system and computer program product for facilitating the telecommunication equipment ordering process: A method for facilitating the telecommunication equipment ordering process including creating a telecommunication equipment order record. The telecommunication equipment order record includes a telecommunication equipment order number, a project number, equipment data, accounting data, schedule data, supplier data and shipping data. The creating includes populating the order record in response... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20080027824 - Method, system and program products for sharing state information across domains: State information is shared across domains. The state information is placed in one or more cookies that are shared across disjoint domains. An intermediary application is used, as one example, to enable the sharing of the state information (e.g., the cookies) across the different domains. The intermediary application is used... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080027825 - Self cancelling product order based on predetermined time period: A computer application program on a supplier computer system receives an order from a customer by way of a computer customer system for a customer selected product, the computer application program having a predetermined time period and negotiates billing information with said customer for the purchase of said ordered customer... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20080027829 - System, method, and architecture for implementing a business infiniti sharing residual with subscribers and/or affinity partners: The invention is a business system that incorporates Affinity organizations and secondary affinity organizations to secure subscribers as buyers for affiliate organization products. In one embodiment, purchases are made through a customizable purchasing platform that, when visited by a subscriber, appears to be a web site administered by the subscriber's... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP
20080027828 - Systems and methods for enhanced information visualization: In accordance with the present invention, an information management application that provides users with the ability to create and customize matrix displays of information relating to a particular product or service for navigation by other users is provided.... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20080027830 - System and method for creation and maintenance of a rich content or content-centric electronic catalog: A system and method are disclosed for transforming catalog data from multiple supplier sources to a standardized rich content catalog either by the suppliers themselves or by a third party using the system and method of the present invention. Incoming raw catalog data content is cleansed and normalized using an... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20080027831 - Virtual warehouse parts distribution system and process: A parts distribution system and process uses a computer network, particularly the Internet, to efficiently distribute spare parts in a cost-effective manner. The system includes a plurality of buyer computers for operation by a system participant desiring to obtain one or more parts, a plurality of seller computers for operation... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20080027837 - Computer implemented system for determining a distribution policy for a single period inventory system, optimization application therefor, and method therefor, and decision support tool for facilitating user determination of a distribution policy for a si: Computer implemented system for determining a distribution policy for a single period inventory system on the basis of the relative merit of allocating a draw unit of one of a multitude of different consumer items to one of a multitude of different locations in accordance with an allocation decision criterion... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080027836 - Inventory equalization system: A Business Method by which otherwise independent nodes of a distribution system can interact via an internet website or other means to equalize inventory to their mutual benefit and profit, with the Business Method Practitioner operating the mechanism and retaining a percentage of each transaction as a fee for the... Agent: Catalyst Law Group, Apc
20080027838 - Tele-inventory system, and in-shop terminal and remote management apparatus for the system: A tele-inventory system for inventorying various kinds of commodities in a shop by an operator from a remote management apparatus installed remotely from the shop.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080027840 - Construction payment management system and method with automatic workflow management features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. One method embodying the invention can include storing a plurality of workflows to control automatic electronic notification sequences of the construction payment process, electronically receiving information related to a construction project from a first participant, automatically electronically transmitting a first... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080027845 - Closing package for a mortgage loan: A method of refinancing a mortgage loan is provided. The method of refinancing a mortgage loan comprises pre-approving a customer for refinancing of a mortgage loan. This customer is sent a pre-screened offer. The offer comprises materials setting forth the terms of the refinanced mortgage loan, materials providing all required... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080027844 - System and method for organising and operating an electronic account: A method for a user to operate accounts with a user device when the user device is operably connected to a communications network, the user having at least one transaction account, the method including the steps of: (a) the user establishing any number of linked transaction accounts and associating same... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080027847 - Self-hedging multi-layered investment system and method using internal contractual relationships: Proxy assets providing risk management capabilities are described, such as liquid interests in illiquid assets and economic indicators, without the deficiencies associated with other types of financial instruments. A proxy assets set is defined to respond to one or more indices. Each proxy asset may have a share value and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080027846 - Substantial equity content trust preferred (\"sectrs\"): A hybrid financial instrument, based on the traditional trust proffered structure, is designed to be more equity-like than debt-like. The financial instrument is designed to have permanence, ongoing payments, and loss absorption characteristics that meet rating agency requirements for favorable equity-like treatment.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080027852 - Data processing system that provides an auction with programmable proxy bids: In the context of computer-based auctions, innovations in proxy bids and auction formats are disclosed. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, a bidder can program a data processing system to enter one or more bids by proxy. The capabilities offered by the data processing system include: determining one or more... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20080027853 - Method of maximizing accounts payable discounts: A method and system for identifying discount opportunities relating to invoices on goods or services purchased by a buyer from a seller is described. Additionally, the invention is directed to a system for allowing third parties to bid on and utilize such discounts at a specified rate of return. The... Agent: Bruce J. Wolstoncroft, Esquire Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen, LLC
20080027851 - Network and method for trading derivatives: A computer network and method for electronically trading derivatives. The system includes networks and methods where a control or network managing station in the network acts as a facilitator for the market makers and subscribers to make a trade at an Exchange. In another embodiment the network managing station consummates... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20080027854 - Seller-drive method for a bid set system: A method for automatically bidding on multiple on-line auction items up for bid where the number of items the bidder wishes to buy is less than the number of items up for bid is disclosed. A method of a seller or auction site giving a bidder the ability to add... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20080027850 - System and method for facilitating foreign currency management: Systems, methods, and computer program products for facilitating managing foreign currency exposure, such as that with respect to transactions in financial interests involving foreign currency exchange across multiple electronic trading platforms, financial systems, accounting systems or the like. Users may monitor their net foreign exchange (“FX”) exposure in different currencies... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20080027855 - Systems and methods for an online credit derivative trading system: A credit derivative trading system comprises a credit derivative authority configured to receive defined positions for credit derivatives and update a plurality of trade clients in real-time whenever there is movement in the market for a particular credit derivative.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080027859 - Preferred credit information data collection method: A consumer pays their bills using a bill payment service that reports actual payment information to a consumer reporting agency repository. The consumer requests the bill payment service to send their payment information to the CRA repository each month on their behalf to show they pay their bills on time... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080027861 - 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
20080027872 - Video rental e-commerce solution: A method and system for providing a business-to-business network service for applications used by service providers is disclosed. The method and system include providing a central application capable of communicating with at least two applications over a public network, such as the Internet, and providing a repository database for storing... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080027873 - Terminal adapter for atms: A terminal adapter, along with a value added network, is disclosed that interworks a plurality of terminals with a processing host to accomplish transaction processing. The terminals can use different protocols and typically incorporate card readers for completing financial or other types of transactions typically involving credit, debit, ATM or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080027877 - Money order device with identity verification and method: A method of conducting a monetary transaction and system for providing and utilizing a money order device is provided. The method and system utilize a vended money order device that is vended during a vending operation. The money order device is then utilized in a merchant transaction operation. The method... Agent: Grady K. Bergen
20080027876 - System and method for preparing premarital agreement: The present invention relates to a system and method for preparing a prenuptial agreement using a communication network. The present invention receives a request for preparing a prenuptial agreement from one or more user terminals, sends the pertinent information for married life to a user terminal through a communication network,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080027879 - Electronic multilateral negotiation system: Managing a concurrent bilateral negotiation is disclosed. A first active negotiation between a first party and a second party is facilitated. A second active negotiation between the first party and a third party is facilitated. An indication of an acceptable negotiation associated with the first active negotiation is received. A... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080027882 - Price assessment method for used equipment: A method is provided for pricing used equipment. The method may include automatically collecting data associated with used equipment from one or more data sources, wherein the data includes valuation data and classification data associated with the used equipment. The method may also include automatically operating on the data associated... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080027883 - Utilities provision system and method: A system 10 for providing a utility 12 comprises a plurality of utilities 12, at least one utility to be installed in each of a plurality of premises 14. The system 10 includes a database 16 of data relating to the utility 12 to be installed, the data including data... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20080027884 - Computerized cost estimate system and method: A method and system for computing a cost estimate for a a company that may be the client of a supplier providing information system equipment and consulting. An estimate is calculated according to a model with input characterizing circumstances of the client. The program collects client profile information and costs... Agent: Ibm Corp. C/o Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20080027885 - Gas-energy observatory: Heating is a significant factor in residential gas-energy usage. Saving energy on heating is receiving increasing attention with rising energy prices and the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Energy awareness and energy efficiency hereby become important qualifications for human behavior and residential building codes, and become a factor... Agent: Mauritius H.p.m. Van Putten01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080021713 - Additizing heavy fuel oil at terminals: There is disclosed a method of providing at least one fuel additive to a heavy fuel oil, the method comprising: adding at least one fuel additive into a container comprising a heavy fuel oil, the addition occurring at a location removed from the end use site.... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/newmarket)
20080021716 - Administrator-defined mandatory compliance expression: A system and method for conforming a decision to a compliance expression is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving an intermediate conclusion generated by a decision system as a result of a policy evaluation performed based on at least one of a premise and a policy expression; performing... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20080021721 - Method, apparatus, and computer readable storage for training human searchers: A method for enhancing search skills of human searchers in an information search system. The invention allows human searchers to be trained when they are not particularly busy fielding search queries from information seekers. The training can allow the searcher to increase their performance rating, thereby allowing greater effectiveness in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080021715 - System and method for analyzing and comparing cost increases: A method of analyzing and comparing changes in costs between a first and a second time period includes a first step of receiving cost data for the first time period and cost data for the second time period, a second step of calculating data representing a change in cost from... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)
20080021714 - Vehicle transportation tracking: When transporting a vehicle, a hand-held wireless device is used to scan vehicle identifying information from the vehicle, information about the delivery is entered to the device, and the identifying information and the information about the transportation are sent to a server. The identifying information and the information about the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080021732 - Automated configuration of medical practice management systems: A user (e.g., medical office manager, medical office insurance administrator, doctor) utilizes a medical practice configuration interface (e.g., web page) to input information about the user's medical practice (e.g., address, insurance plans, doctors, hospitals that the doctors utilize). Based on this information and/or rules associated with the insurance plans accepted... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080021733 - Medical treatment supporting method and medical treatment supporting apparatus for managing nursing care actions: An operating apparatus receives implementation contents of a medical treatment performed on a patient. A recording unit records the received implementation contents. A management unit extracts evaluation data on an evaluation from the implementation contents recorded by the recording unit. The management unit adds the extracted evaluation data to an... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20080021737 - Method and system for providing a medical service: A method for providing a medical service in a therapeutic area requested by a client. In one embodiment, the method includes the step of defining a plurality of offerings associated with the medical service in the therapeutic area. At least one service category is associated with each of the offerings.... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (formerly Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham)
20080021730 - Method for remote review of clinical data: A method for remotely reviewing medical data allows medical data to be transmitted to a physician's mobile device from where they are stored or collected. The method sends data to be transmitted through a console, and a data server to reach the mobile device. After reviewing the data, physicians may... Agent: Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP
20080021739 - Internet browser based electronic medical record database management system and method: A computer implemented medical record database management system including access by individual patients. A healthcare product or service advertiser can send one or more advertisements to a central server. These advertisements can include, but are not limited to, healthcare products and/or services, medical products and/or services, prescriptions for pharmaceuticals, non-prescription... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20080021743 - Homeowners housing price protection program against selling losses: The product protects the value of a “for sale” home against a falling real estate market. A hedge against fluctuating home prices is created by purchasing a hedge insurance “Policy.” The home is appraised, by a certified appraiser, when the “Policy” is issued. The “Policy” guarantees, that the appraised value... Agent: Adam M. Sciacca
20080021744 - Method of providing for a periodic income stream conditioned on the age at death of the insured: A method of providing for a future stream of payments solely to a beneficiary who survives an insured utilizes the current age of the insured to define a premium for providing funding for the potential future liability for such payments until a specific future date.... Agent: Brian J. Teague John H. Thomas, P.C.
20080021749 - Boiler energy management system: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for managing boilers. An exemplary method comprises retrieving schedules of pricing from energy source providers; determining an operational schedule for operating different types of boilers to maximize cost saving based on the retrieved schedules of pricing, each boiler using a type... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080021754 - Consistent set of interfaces derived from a business object model: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20080021751 - Method and system for transforming orders for executing them in standard workflow engines: The invention is based on Orders specifically developed for and processed by an Order Processing Environment for creation or modification of resource topologies. The Order Processing Environment is partly replaced by a combination of an Order Transformation Environment and standard Workflow Engines in order to execute the Order by standard... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20080021752 - Method and system for work shift resolution using mobile messaging and email: A computerized, network based, email and mobile phone messaging based work shift resolution system and method are disclosed. The system includes a server, a web interface, a mobile messaging and email messaging interface and a database that stores employee information. The web interface is available to managers allowing them to... Agent: Vortxt Interactive
20080021755 - Method, system, and computer readable medium useful in managing a computer-based system for servicing user initiated tasks: A method for determining whether secondary activities (activities that can be executed during system “down time”) should be executed at a time, and executing at least one of the secondary activities according to a priority or interrupt scheme. The invention monitors a threshold, which can be based on several factors,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080021753 - System and method for service oriented design process: A method for service-oriented design, including performing a role analysis, performing a services synthesis, performing an organization design, and transformation planning to produce a service oriented transformation plan. Also included is a related data processing system and computer program product.... Agent: Docket Clerk, Dm/eds
20080021759 - Method and system for managing an action: A method of managing an action within an organization is provided, where the organization includes at least two positions, each position includes one or more occupants, each occupant is an individual for performing an action. The method includes, in a processing system: for an action associated with a first position,... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20080021758 - Responsibility determination: System and methods are described for automatically determining the responsible agent for a given task. Using a task grammar, a task constructor constructs a request description. A responsibility request, including the request description, is formulated. A rules engine queries a database and determines, given the request description, the responsible agent... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080021764 - Method and system for customer value calculation: A method and system for calculating a customer value is provided. At least one relationship type for at least one pair of customers which are selected from a plurality of customers is determined. A first customer from the plurality of customers is selected. At least one second customer having a... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080021763 - Method for incentivized collective perception assessment: Methods for collecting accurate perception data points related to a given item from a set of respondents by offering an incentive that benefits the respondent or respondents who submit data points that match most closely to a calculated value of the data points collected. Provides methods for collecting perception data... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20080021762 - Method, system and program product for reporting a call level view of a customer interaction with a contact center: A method and program product for reporting a call level view of a customer interaction with a contact center is provided. The method includes pulling data relating to a customer interaction from multiple source systems, parsing the data that is pulled and applying business rules thereto. The method further includes... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy
20080021766 - Rfid detection system and methods for enhanced marketing: Systems and methods are disclosed for interactively marketing product information to an end user by monitoring the three-dimensional position of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag associated with an object within and around a merchandising display. The system includes a detector/reader incorporating circuitry for detecting changes in the three-dimensional position of... Agent: Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20080021761 - Transaction processing systems and methods: An exemplary method of providing a transaction confirmation service to a merchant comprises the steps of: (1) receiving an agreement from a merchant to display a transaction confirmation service icon on a web site associated with a merchant and/or to directly market a transaction confirmation service to customers of the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080021768 - Method and system for improved project delivery: A method and system for project management and delivery of a project through contractual agreements providing for reimbursement, compensation and incentive programs. The members may be selected by a team leader based on defined criteria and training workshops may be conducted to identify the reimbursement, the compensation and the incentive... Agent: Reilly Intellectual Property Law Firm
20080021770 - Method and system for monitoring status of vehicle parking spaces: A method and system for monitoring the status of vehicle parking spaces. A server receives data transmitted over a network from at least one ticketing machine useable to purchase parking time for the parking spaces. The data comprises identity information identifying individual parking spaces for which parking time has been... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20080021774 - Media popularity contest method: A method of encouraging the submission of media content to a web site for viewing by others. The encouragement is provided by the offer of awards, such as money or prizes, to the content that is deemed the most popular, which can be by counting the number of times each... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick
20080021775 - Systems and methods for interaction prompt initiated video advertising: Systems and methods for interaction prompt initiated video advertising are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises storing digital advertising content, the digital content including digital video, and digital slideshows. An XML file is served from an ad server to a player embedded in a web site.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20080021789 - Golf reservation system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a golf reservation system. The golf reservation system may periodically poll tee-sheet systems to determine available inventory. The golf reservation system may use the results of these pollings for responding to a user request. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080021790 - System and method for automated notification: Systems and methods are provided which make use of outbound calling systems to automate notification campaigns. Automated campaigns using outbound calling systems can provide a number of significant advantages over the traditional notification campaign, potentially resulting in faster, more efficient, more accurate, and more cost-effective notification campaigns.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080021792 - Auctioneer: A system and method select bids for a plurality of media plays, such as advertising spots on radio stations. Users provide bids for the medial plays and may select providers of the media plays and a time period of the media play. The media plays are associated with the bids.... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20080021797 - Quantity mismatch report: A system, method, and computer program for determining a quantity mismatch report so that a plurality of configured quantities for a plurality of product variants can be compared, comprising the steps of transforming a plurality of logical expressions; detecting a quantity mismatch report from said transformed logical expressions; and determining... Agent: Ugs Corp.
20080021801 - Dynamic multidimensional risk-weighted suspicious activities detector: A computerized method is established to detect suspicious and fraudulent activities in a group of subjects by defining and dynamically integrating multidimensional risks, which are based on the characteristics of the subjects, into a mathematical model to produce a set of the most up-to-date representative risk values for each subject... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP
20080021846 - Global education support fund: The Global Education Savings Fund (GESF) addresses the need for reliable and comprehensive funding for educational expenses. The GESF provides access to capital on a non-recourse basis, provides targeted capital at terms to fund education, provides a tactical allocation that increases probability of success, and provides capital guarantees that protect... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20080021845 - Method of providing trading data: A method of providing trading data includes receiving at least one expert trading information request from a user, the expert trading information request associated with at least one expert and a service period and determining at least one real time expert trading parameter associated with the expert based on the... Agent: Cardinal Law Group
20080021844 - System and method for optimizing investments within an organization: A system, method, and computer program product for optimizing investments proposed by at least one business unit within an organization. First data predicting the performance of a first investment are stored in a database, the first data being calculated using at least one global assumption relating to an organization and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)
20080021813 - Method for scoring accounts for retention and marketing accounts based on retention and profitability: In one embodiment, a computer accessible medium stores a plurality of instructions which, when executed: receive account data corresponding to a plurality of accounts at a financial institution; and generate a retention score for each account. The retention score comprises a numerical value that indicates a relative likelihood of retention... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20080021817 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for repository data maximization: A financial institution may use the bank routing and account number information (ABA/DDA) of a checking account or the like, obtained from paper checks previously submitted by a customer, in an electronic payment program. When a customer who has previously paid a credit balance by check, for example, wants to... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080021818 - Peer-to-peer electronic marketplace for advertising: Advertisers and publishers use an electronic marketplace to: (1) make payments to each other rather than through a marketplace account; and/or (2) identify types, geographic locations, fees, and other relevant characteristics as parameter/value pairs, and add or at least suggest their own parameters.... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20080021822 - Method and system for receivables management: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a computer implemented method or system for managing receivables which may involve maintaining a repository for receivables data comprising payment data; applying one or more automated rules to the payment data for identifying an exception wherein the exception represents a discrepancy... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080021821 - System and method for reconciling credit card payments with corresponding transactions: A system and method for reconciling a payment to a merchant (e.g., from a credit card issuer or processor) with a set of credit card transactions corresponding to the payment. A reconciliation facilitator assigns unique transaction IDs to credit card transactions submitted by the merchant. The reconciliation facilitator issues authorization... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080021828 - Method and apparatus for automatically obtaining financial information from a financial institution: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for performing automatic check reconciliation. During operation, the system receives a check-image from an online-banking-application. Subsequently, the system processes the check-image to obtain financial information associated with a check represented by the check-image. Next, the system creates a ledger-entry for the... Agent: Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080021831 - Methods of processing a check in a payee positive pay system: A method is provided of processing a check in a payee positive pay system. The method comprises receiving a check from a presenting bank, obtaining an amount of the check received from the presenting bank, recognizing a payee name from the check received from the presenting bank, selecting one of... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20080021830 - System and method of processing accounts receivable and banking integration: A system and method for processing account receivable related to at least one check and a banking integration system based thereon, wherein each check contains customer identification, including an accounting database containing customer data including balance information; a remote deposit access scanner capable scanning the checks to locate customer identification... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20080021834 - Medical data encryption for communication over a vulnerable system: A method for securing patient medical information for communication over a potentially vulnerable system includes separating patient's medical file into a demographics layer and a data layer, separately encrypting the demographic layer and data layer using different encryption keys, and providing servers in a communication and processing system with a... Agent: Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP
20080021833 - Over-the-air delivery of metering certificates and data: Metering is enabled through an arrangement in which a metering certificate is communicated to a mobile device using an over-the-air protocol. A metering trigger provides the metering certificate that includes a location to which metering data is posted by the mobile device and a public key of a public-private key... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080021837 - Apparatus and method for creating unique identifier: A method and apparatus for creating a unique identifier (ID) is provided. The apparatus includes a searcher that searches the device for a device description document, a reader that reads a universally unique identifier (UUID) of the device, and a creator that creates a unique ID of the device using... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080021838 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for continuously providing a license to a network element via a remote connection: Methods, apparatuses, and a computer program product allow additional features of a software package to be enabled by downloading and activating a corresponding license. More particularly, the methods, apparatuses and computer program product enable a network element, such as transmission equipment of an operator, to request a corresponding license from... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080021842 - Constructing user interfaces on top of cmdlets: A method using cmdlets in association with a graphical user interface for an application, a command line interface, and a web-based interface for the application includes generating a command which invokes at least one cmdlet. Each cmdlets containing the business logic for the application. The same cmdlets may be invoked... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080021718 - Centralized database of information related to inspection of safety equipment items inspection and method: Centralized database system and method facilitating maintenance of inspection information relating to a plurality of unique safety equipment items produced by a producer. One of a plurality of unique identifiers is associated with each of the plurality of safety equipment items. Each of the plurality of safety equipment items is... Agent: Iplm Group, P.A.
20080021726 - Community awareness management systems and methods: A system and method links one or more disparate community awareness management (CAM) datasets for a community awareness program (CAP) with one or more spatial layers to create linked CAM datasets. One or more data attributes common to a CAM dataset and a spatial layer are identified, and the link... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC
20080021727 - 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
20080021728 - Location calendar targeted advertisements: A method and system is described for targeting advertisements to a targeted travel habit. A targeted travel habit is comprised of a derived travel habit and associated values for any variables relevant to the derived travel habit. A derived travel habit allows targeting an advertisement towards a specific travel habit... Agent: Denis Khoo
20080021719 - Method and system for utilizing collective education in the workplace: A method and system for using collective education in order to create innovation and efficiency within an organization. The method also enables organizations to create a shared culture so as to facilitate their ability to work together.... Agent: Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-cohen LLP
20080021717 - Method of facilitating controlled flow of information for safety equipment items and database related thereto: Method and database facilitating a controlled flow of information relating to a plurality of unique safety equipment items produced by a producer through at least a portion of a life cycle of each of the plurality of safety equipment items. One of a plurality of unique identifiers is first associated... Agent: Iplm Group, P.A.
20080021729 - Methods and systems using client-side scripts for review requests: The embodiments of the present system include a review engine that is connected to support modules and databases that receive, store, and retrieve reviews, based upon the subject and the users' relationship to the authors of the reviews. The review engine comprises a social network engine, a rate and rank... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080021725 - Postage server system and method: A system and method for transmission of a document from a sending location to a receiving location by way of a trusted way location is disclosed. A selected document is physically or electronically transmitted by a sending location to a letter server operated by a delivery service A confirmation of... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20080021723 - Shared multi-tenant commuting management: Methodologies are executed within the context of a shared multi-tenant hosted system to provide commuting management on demand. Multiple organizations (such as companies, universities, municipal governments, physical sites within larger organizations, sponsoring businesses, etc.) can participate across the hosted system. Individual participants can organize car pools and other commuting activity.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20080021720 - System and method for tracking charitable donations: A system and method for allowing individuals to track their personal quantitative measure of success at causing donations to be made to charitable organizations. Under this system, the total dollar amount of all donations made by an individual, summed with all donations made by those donors who this individual personally... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20080021724 - System and process for educating and making donations to charities: A computer-implemented method for charity education and donation is performed by displaying various objects. Each object corresponds to a charity and linked to educational content related to the corresponding charity. In response to a member's selection of one of the objects, the educational content related to the corresponding charity is... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20080021722 - Waste sorting method with self-identifying containers: A system for disposing of medical waste is generally configured to sort waste items into a plurality of disposable containers according to applicable rules and regulations governing the handling and/or disposal of such items. In some embodiments, a system comprises sorting stations, each of which houses a number of disposable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021735 - Medicare pharmacy calculator ii: A method and apparatus for providing a Medicare Part D Pharmacy Benefits Calculator. A user inputs data for prescriptions to be purchased by a prospective insured for a plan period. The prescription data includes a quantity, a days supply, and a number of fills. The data for each prescription the... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20080021736 - Medicare pharmacy calculator ii: A method and apparatus for providing a Medicare Part D Pharmacy Benefits Calculator. A user inputs data for prescriptions to be purchased by a prospective insured for a plan period. The prescription data includes a quantity, a days supply, and a number of fills. The data for each prescription the... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20080021731 - Methods and systems for monitoring patient support exiting and initiating response: Methods, systems and computer program products for monitoring patient support exiting and initiating a response to prevent or mitigate harm. One ore more cameras provide a video data stream of a patient resting on a bed, chair, wheelchair, gurney, recliner or other support. A computer system analyses the video data... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080021734 - Sorting system for composite drugs: A system for sorting composite waste is provided. In some embodiments, the composite waste comprises two or more drugs, or two or more components. Composite waste is sorted efficiently and effectively using information regarding the different components in said waste, thus enabling proper disposal.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021738 - Clinical communication unit hospital information system: Provided is a clinical communication device and a hospital information system that are capable of information exchange while linking electronic medical records with event information for patients and doctors. An electronic medical record information extraction section (13) extracts electronic medical record information from an electronic medical record database (3) and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080021742 - Episode treatment groups of correlated medical claims: A computer-implemented method for profiling medical claims to assist health care managers in determining the cost-efficiency and service quality of health care providers. The method allows an objective means for measuring and quantifying health care services. An episode treatment group (ETG) is a patient classification unit, which defines groups that... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080021740 - Medical image capture system and method: As patient video images are captured in a lab, they are converted into an uncompressed data set and stored locally on a hospital site server, where they are immediately viewable by diagnosticians in the hospital. The hospital site server generates a plurality of compressed data sets for use by the... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20080021741 - System for remote review of clinical data: A system for remotely reviewing medical data allows medical data to be transmitted to a physician's mobile device from where they are stored or collected. The system includes a console, a data server and at least one mobile device, although the data server may be a software component within the... Agent: Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP
20080021745 - Method and system for searching for travel itineraries with flexible travel dates: A system and methods for searching for and displaying travel itineraries and fares that satisfy a traveler's flexible travel requirements. Users may enter data relating to a trip's origin and a destination as well as various dates the user can travel. The system and methods locate multiple itineraries that cover... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP
20080021746 - System and method for airline purchasing program management: A method and system for air carrier contract management and optimization is disclosed. In particular, a system is described that facilitates travel contract optimization by generating contract terms and conditions desirable for optimizing client expenditure. Once the contract terms and conditions are determined, a yield management system facilitates compliance with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080021747 - Method and device for dispatching a plurality of physical objects: A method of dispatching a plurality of physical objects is provided. The method includes associating a delivery address with physical objects; determining a sequence of delivery for the physical objects; and determining a transport area for the physical objects, the transport area includes at least one transport location. The physical... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080021748 - System and method for providing travel-related products and services: The present invention provides a system and method for presenting travel-related products and services to be used by a traveler. A global distribution service maintains records associated with travelers. Each record corresponds to a traveler and contains information corresponding to a destination for that traveler, along with a date or... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20080021750 - Enterprise evaluation device, enterprise evaluation program and enterprise evaluation method: [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] The device comprises company index acquiring means (transmission/reception means (365) or the like) for acquiring a company index, comprehensive evaluation index acquiring means (transmission/reception means (365) or the like) for acquiring a comprehensive evaluation index, factor analyzing means (information processing means (380)) for performing factor analysis... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20080021757 - integrated project management and development environment for determining the time expended on project tasks: Method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for managing a task of a project in an integrated development environment. The task typically includes a plurality of events. In one aspect, the method includes receiving a set of data from a project management tool, the set of data including an identifier corresponding... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080021756 - Integrated supply chain business model and website for free auto rental: A vehicle transportation system, comprising the gathering of information consisting of vehicle availability and vehicle destination from a vehicle supplier interested in transporting vehicles from a first location to a second location and storing the vehicle availability information and said vehicle destination information into a centralized computer. An integrated framework... Agent: Vincent G. Lotempio
20080021760 - Intelligent free-time search: Techniques are disclosed for performing free-time searches that exploit information of the type used with electronic calendars. By leveraging advanced calendaring system information and using location, other context information such as corporate policy, legal constraints, and technology constraints, and user-specific preferences to provide a complete picture of a person's availability,... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm
20080021765 - Methods and systems for determining product cross-selling effects 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 prices across a set of products for a retailer. Historical demand data for products is grouped and mined using data mining techniques to identify products having affinity... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080021767 - System and method for collecting and managing product information in a database: A system is disclosed which allows for consumer regulated access to data for the consumer by other users of the system. Once access to the data is granted to other users, the other users analyze the data and send information to the consumer, where the information is based on the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021769 - System and method to measure effectiveness of business learning: The invention generally describes learning solutions and related methods for managing the learning and training needs of an organization in a manner that is responsive to dynamic business timelines, goals and strategic objectives. Business goals are determined through examination of existing business data sources, so as to tailor learning solutions... Agent: Accenture, LLP C/o Hogan & Hartson, LLP (ipgroup)
20080021783 - Affiliate distribution of advertisements with compensation for attention: Methods and systems for advertising are disclosed. In the disclosed methods, advertisements are distributed in a medium such as the World Wide Web through affiliates. If a user views an advertisement, he or she may be compensated for his or her attention by a centralized compensation coordinator who contracts with... Agent: Patentbest
20080021779 - Entertaining or advertising hygiene apparatus: A method and apparatus are disclosed which involve an improved way to coerce use of a soap dispenser (or other hygiene device). A soap dispenser according to at least one embodiment, includes a teaching or entertaining means that is fun and informative that is triggered when the soap dispenser is... Agent: John Lynn
20080021780 - Intra-organization negotiable instrument production and messaging: Systems and methods for creating a negotiable instrument in combination with a message at a recipient point-of-contact. The systems and methods include a negotiable instrument printer located at the recipient point-of-contact. Access to the negotiable instrument printer is provided via an authorization system that in part prevents fraudulent use of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080021772 - Loyalty incentive program using transaction cards: A system and method provide rewards or loyalty incentives to card member customers. The system includes an enrolled card member customer database, an enrolled merchant database, a participating merchant offer database and a registered card processor. The enrolled card member customer database includes transaction accounts of card member customers enrolled... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20080021782 - Method and system for detecting and rewarding the returning of shopping carts: A method and a system for detecting and rewarding the returning of shopping carts to the supermarket collection points is provided. During shopping, a first signal A is generated. When a shopping cart is returned, a signal B is generated. These two signals A and B are correlated either in... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20080021773 - Method for displaying expanded advertisement: Disclosed herein is a method for displaying an expanded advertisement in which advertisement data including an optimized value is displayed when user's interaction satisfies the optimized value. The method for displaying the expanded advertisement comprises displaying advertisement data when detecting that an user accesses a service page, determining existence of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021776 - Method of promoting the sport of inland surfing: The invention relates to a method of promoting the development of an inland surfing facility within a real estate development by creating a strategic package of products and services that can be promoted and sold by a surfing consortium to the developer of the development. The package is preferably developed... Agent: Patent Office Of J. John Shimazaki, PLLC
20080021786 - System and method for electronic delivery of media: The present disclosure provides for a system for electronic distribution of media. The system includes media which has instructions having contact information, a unique code identifying the media and an advertisement associated therewith. The system also includes a computing device configured to transmit an electronic message based on the contact... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20080021784 - System and method for exchanging loyalty points for acquisitions: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating an acquisition from a merchant, whereby payment for the acquisition is made at least partially through automated redemption of loyalty points from a loyalty account. In particular, information is received at a loyalty point exchange system from the merchant. The information may include... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080021785 - System and method for exchanging loyalty points for acquisitions: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating an acquisition from a merchant, whereby payment for the acquisition is made at least partially through automated redemption of loyalty points from a loyalty account. In particular, information is received at a loyalty point exchange system from the merchant. The information may include... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080021781 - System and method for the presentation of advertisements: A system and method for the presentation of advertisements is present. According to one embodiment, a number of impressions of an advertisement message are presented over a computer network such as the Internet to a variety of viewer computers. Depending on the actions taken by the viewers (e.g., whether the... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20080021777 - System for displaying visual content: A system for displaying visual content is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system comprises a processor configured to process visual content that is to be displayed, storage couple to the system and adapted to store the visual content, and logic configured to display the visual content.... Agent: Kevin J. Mack
20080021771 - Systems and methods for defining pricing conditions in electronic sales application environments: A computer-implemented method of determining a discount for purchased items, the method comprising providing a plurality of items to be purchased by a customer, applying a recursive discount scheme for determining available discounts for said plurality of items to be purchased, selecting a highest discount value from said available discounts... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021778 - Web-based brand marketing communication network for enabling e-commerce transactions using multi-mode virtual kiosks (mmvks): Internet-based enterprise-level Brand Marketing Communication and E-Commerce Enabling Network which provides brand owners command and control over the wide range of brand-building assets, messaging and promotions scattered throughout the Web, and how they are communicated to directly consumers at diverse Web touch points, using server-side driven Multi-Mode Virtual Kiosks (MMVKS)... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C. Soundview Plaza
20080021787 - Customer controlled account, system, and process: Enhanced access devices, e.g. credit cards and/or check cards, are issued with enhanced security features and processes that allow a customer to control circumstances under which their account can be accessed. If a fraudster tries to access the account without knowledge of the consumer set controls, the system can take... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20080021788 - Internet access device to facilitate financial services at a fuel dispenser: An Internet-enabled fuel dispenser includes a card reader adapted to retrieve a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) data element from a portable card encoded with the URL information and carried by the customer. A client machine at the dispenser position accesses the World Wide Web server specified by the retrieved URL... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street
20080021793 - Electronic gift linking: According to the invention, a method for creating an electronic greeting card enclosing an electronic gift is disclosed. In one step, the electronic greeting card selection is received from a sender along with a selection of at least one of a type of electronic gift, an amount for the electronic... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080021794 - Method and system for facilitating service transactions: A computer-implemented method and system for facilitating service transactions, both on-line and off-line, for transacting services driven by purchasers or by service providers. In particular, the invention makes services freely tradable as goods via standardizing material terms describing such service transactions. The method includes steps defining a set of service... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20080021791 - Traffic estimator: Systems, methods, and a user interface are used for bidding on media plays. The user can specify criteria for play of the media play, including times, stations, and budgets. A traffic estimator uses historical data to estimate bids and auctions, and the likelihood of winning, for generating listener traffic based... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20080021795 - Device for generating selection structures, for making selections according to selection structures, and for creating selection descriptions: The invention relates to a device for selecting data elements that contains a selection description device for creating a selection description data element, a generator device, which generates a selection structure data element from the selection description data element, and contains a selection device, which makes a selection from the... Agent: Ramirez & Smith
20080021796 - Spare part procurement method: A method of facilitating broker mediated matching of a potential buyer of a spare part with a potential seller of the spare part, the potential seller having an inventory of spare parts for use in a manufacturing process run by the potential seller, the method comprising the following steps undertaken... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20080021799 - Method for providing a web-based payroll and payroll related software as a service: A method for providing payroll processing software as a service to payroll providers such as payroll vendors and end users. The software developer contracts with the payroll provider to provision, administer and support the payroll processing software thereby allowing the payroll provider to concentrate on its core business of payroll... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080021798 - Method for providing any type of storage media containing prerecorded structured information: A method for producing storage media containing prerecorded structured information, which contains an order management and tracking system accessible via the Intranet/Internet, the conversion and/or selective extraction of searched structured information from different data sources into a universal data model, wherein the correlation of the information with the corresponding matching... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus
20080021800 - Transactional tax settlement in personal communication devices: A transactional tax settlement system for use with a personal communication device is provided. The system has particular usefulness in determining a taxing authority and calculating a tax rate imposed by the taxing authority in a communication network environment. The system may be used to determine a tax authority and... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080021802 - Method for providing credit offering and credit management information services: The present invention is related to a method for issuing a credit card to a customer in combination with providing credit management information services for the customer. Customers are solicited by various means and a credit account is offered to the customer. The exact terms of the credit account offered... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080021803 - Systems and methods for selectively delaying financial transactions: A risk system that performs a risk assessment of a financial transaction to obtain an initial risk score. Based on the initial risk score, the risk system performs at least one post-score assessment by selectively utilizing various scoring engines and databases. The at least one post-score risk assessment may include... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021804 - Managing an investment vehicle: A method for managing an investment vehicle. The investment vehicle issues multiple debt instruments to a plurality of investors. The debt instruments have different liability characteristics. The proceeds of the debt instruments are invested in assets. From time to time, liabilities on the debt instruments and the credit quality of... Agent: The Law Office Of Donna L. Angotti
20080021808 - Automated purchasing agent system and method: A system and method of automating and managing bids within the context of an Internet auction is disclosed. The present invention permits continuous monitoring and verification of auctions on the Internet based on criterion such as highest bid on an item, maximum permissible bid, and a restriction on the number... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l
20080021812 - Data processing system that provides an auction with programmable proxy bids: In the context of computer-based auctions, innovations in proxy bids and auction formats are disclosed. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, a bidder can program a data processing system to enter one or more bids by proxy. The capabilities offered by the data processing system include: determining one or more... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20080021809 - Drag-and-drop graphical control interface for algorithmic trading engine: A graphical user interface is used along with an automated algorithm selection function to enable market participants to initiate automated, multi-algorithm trading strategies through a single drag and drop motion. A symbol representing a security can be dragged and dropped onto an icon representing a tactical or strategic algorithm. Other... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20080021810 - Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services: A method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services including plural electronic options with associated option fees for the goods or services. The plural electronic options include electronic option terms established by one or more suppliers who can supply the goods or services. The purchase of the... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20080021806 - Methods and systems for chart based order entry: In one aspect, the invention comprises software comprising: (a) software for displaying a chart display comprising pricing information for securities; and (b) software for displaying an interface display for placing securities orders, wherein the chart display is configured to enable a user to enter price information in the interface display... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080021807 - Order input device for electronic trading system: A trading appliance for an electronic trading system comprises a keypad into which is integrated a computer which communicates between the keypad and the trading system. The keypad has keys for entry of trade related data into the trading system. A retractable keyboard has keys for entry of non-trade related... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080021805 - System for providing step out commissions and compensation for research brokers: In a trading environment that comprises buy side traders and securities brokers, a computer process capable of preventing securities brokers from receiving information irrelevant to a commission payment for a securities transaction. The process comprises means for providing an overview of commission payments for a predetermined time period, means for... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP
20080021811 - Systems, methods and computer program products that facilitate participation in online auctions via an intermediary web site: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided that can allow users to obtain information about, and participate in, auctions being conducted at a plurality of on-line auction sites. A Web site of an intermediary maintains information about items being auctioned at a plurality of remotely located auction sites in... Agent: Needham J. Boddie, Ii Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20080021816 - Integrating live chat into an online credit card application: A system and method are described for providing on line chat help to an applicant. An application identifier and a chat applet are inserted into a web page. The web page is sent to the applicant. The chat applet is configured to determine based on an event that the applicant... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20080021815 - Method and system for loan closing: A method and system for electronically facilitating loan closing transactions that include sub-transactions involving third parties. The method and system provide functionality to quickly and easily order a sub-transaction and bill the respective party, or pay for the sub-transaction directly from various payment systems. An interactive closing document updates automatically... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080021814 - Method, system, and computer program product for card selector tool: A financial transaction instrument selector tool to help customers find a financial transaction instrument that is tailored to that customer's preferences. Preferences are input to a computer. Financial transaction instruments are selected to match the input preferences. The selected financial transaction instruments are then displayed for viewing. The preferences can... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20080021820 - Customer activated multi-value (cam) card: The Customer Activated Multi-Value (CAM) card provides a customer with a primary use as a transaction card which can be further activated to have a secondary use as a credit card. The CAM card can be activated as a transaction card or as a transaction card with a credit card... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20080021819 - Method and system for an asset-backed commercial paper conduit: An asset-backed commercial paper conduit issues commercial paper backed by a receipt which corresponds to a partnership share in a trust that holds a municipal bond. A market value of the commercial paper corresponds to a market value of the receipt, and a control right of the commercial paper substantially... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080021823 - Construction payment management system and method with graphical user interface features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. One graphical user interface embodying the invention can include a project schedule progress bar and a funds disbursed progress bar. The project schedule progress bar indicates progress with respect to calendar dates of a construction project, and the funds disbursed... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080021826 - Customer activated multi-value (cam) card: The Customer Activated Multi-Value (CAM) card provides a customer with a primary use as a transaction card which can be further activated to have a secondary use as a credit card. The CAM card can be activated as a transaction card or as a transaction card with a credit card... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20080021825 - Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others: A method of issuing a purchase card is provided. The method includes the steps of presenting a purchaser with the opportunity to buy the purchase card, determining whether the purchaser has sufficient funds to pay for the purchase card, creating a purchase card account for a recipient designated by the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080021827 - Method for paying funds not covered by medical insurance using a card: A method and a means comprising a card with an encoded magnetic stripe or microprocessor that allows funds to be transferred from the card issuer to a medical service provider. The card would allow an insured person to prepay funds to be used for medical services rendered.... Agent: Edward Willis
20080021824 - Multiple account wireless payment device: A payment device includes an integrated circuit (IC) to store at least two account numbers. The payment device also includes an antenna coupled to the IC to selectively transmit a selected one of the account numbers. The IC includes at least three terminals by which the IC is coupled to... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080021829 - Rule-based selection of financial account for payment card transaction: A method of operating a payment card system includes receiving, from a card holder, information indicative of at least one attribute of an account selection rule. The account selection rule is stored in a database. A request to authorize a payment card transaction is received. In response to the request,... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080021832 - Trusted infrastructure support systems, methods and techniques for secure electronic commerce, electronic transactions, commerce process control and automation, distributed computing, and rights management: The present inventions provide an integrated, modular array of administrative and support services for electronic commerce and electronic rights and transaction management. These administrative and support services supply a secure foundation for conducting financial management, rights management, certificate authority, rules clearing, usage clearing, secure directory services, and other transaction related... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080021835 - Trusted infrastructure support systems, methods and techniques for secure electronic commerce, electronic transactions, commerce process control and automation, distributed computing, and rights management: The present inventions provide an integrated, modular array of administrative and support services for electronic commerce and electronic rights and transaction management. These administrative and support services supply a secure foundation for conducting financial management, rights management, certificate authority, rules clearing, usage clearing, secure directory services, and other transaction related... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080021836 - Method and system for subscription digital rights management: A system and method for managing use of items having usage rights associated therewith. The system includes an activation device adapted to issue a software package having a public and private key pair, the public key being associated with a user, a license device adapted to issue a license, a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20080021839 - Releasing decrypted digital content to an authenticated path: Digital content is released to a rendering application for forwarding by such rendering application to an ultimate destination by way of a path therebetween. The path is defined by at least one module, and the digital content is initially in an encrypted form. An authentication of at least a portion... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080021840 - Method and system for hand geometry recognition biometrics on a fob: The present invention discloses system and methods for biometric security using hand geometry recognition biometrics in a transponder-reader system. The biometric security system also includes a hand geometry scan sensor that detects biometric samples and a device for verifying biometric samples. In one embodiment, the biometric security system includes a... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080021841 - System and method for transponder-enabled account transactions: A transponder-initiated transaction system is electromagnetically coupled to an account transponder device at the point of sale. The account transponder device may be embedded within a watch, key chain or other personal article for convenience or affinity. The transponder device may communicate account information to an RF-enabled point of sale... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080021843 - Method for assisting negotiation which uses a dialectic scaffolding process: The computer implemented method for assisting in negotiations provides the necessary tools for buyers and sellers to negotiate terms of a deal in a fair and efficient manner. The method employs a dialectic scaffolding process that employs a multiplicity of channels and questions and sub-questions arranged in a decision tree... Agent: Thomas M. Spear, Jr.
20080021847 - Digital content pricing methods and articles: A digital content pricing apparatus may include a sales computer and a memory used to retain digital content items associated with a base price and one or more option prices, along with a final price related to the base and option prices by a final pricing formula. A method may... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080021848 - Shipping shared services postage indicia: A system and method is provided that enables a postal customer to order a shipping label on-line via the internet. The label may be a mailing label to be placed on letters or parcels. The label includes information such as postage, delivery address, return address, and a barcode for tracking... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080021849 - System and method for printing multiple postage indicia: An envelope having a window for allowing a printed postage indicia to show through is shown. According to a preferred embodiment, the postage indicia window may be provided with a glassine covering. Preferably the postage indicia may be put in a corner of a document to be mailed and the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080015870 - Apparatus and method for facilitating a search for gems: Apparatus and method for facilitating a search for gems are described. In one embodiment, a computer-readable medium includes instructions to provide a sliding display element for a gem attribute. The sliding display element includes a bar and a slider. The bar represents a nonlinear scale of values of the gem... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080015872 - Method of providing software and a service using the software: A method of providing a software and a service using the software to an end user includes offering to the end user the software for installation on an end user device of the end user. The end user is offered a first contract with a first service provider for using... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080015881 - Portable communication device: A novel system for remotely providing technical support services. The system utilizes a handheld device to provide bi-directional communications to a centralized center. Video or still images are used to convey the information to the remote support center for diagnosis, and instructions on how to fix the problem is relayed... Agent: West & Associates, A PC
20080015878 - Real-time user profile platform for targeted online advertisement and personalization: A method stores a universal user profile for a user across multiple web applications, updates the universal user profile based on up-to-the-second user activity, and retrieves the updated user profile in real-time for a requesting web application. The method enables providing targeted content to a user based on the up-to-the-second... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080015876 - Simulation technique for generation of avm and collateral risk indicator rule set: An automated system is presented to create sequence of rules for submission of loan data to automated valuation models (or AV Ms) and collateral risk indicators (CRIs.) The present invention combines CRI analysis with a program to simulate, within specific geographical locations and at multiple price tiers, possible combinations of... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20080015875 - Supply chain tracking and management: The present invention provides a method, program product and system for distributing merchandise. The invention involves assigning a unique identifier to a product as well as each copy of the product. The invention also assigns unique identifiers to all distributors of the product. When a copy of the product is... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20080015889 - System and apparatus for managing risk: A system for managing risk is disclosed. The system provides a consistent approach for risk management and protection of non-public information, as well as providing for regulatory compliance and facilitating regulatory examinations.... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc
20080015874 - System and method for replacing contact information on a website: A system and method that replaces contact information on a real estate development website with contact information for a referring real estate agent. The contact information of the referring real estate agent is stored in an agent database. A specialized link correlates the referring agent's contact information with the development... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC
20080015873 - System for collecting revenue for rental equipment: A system and method for collecting revenue for the leasing of an apparatus. The system controls the availability of the apparatus by either: restricting use of the apparatus only if a timely lease payment has been made; making the apparatus available for use under the condition that the lessee of... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.
20080015877 - System for product placement rendering in a multi-media program: The multi-media object management system functions to manage the delivery of product placements in a Multi-Media Programs The multi-media object management system controls the retrieval of Object Data that comprises a product representation and the integration of this Object Data into a corresponding selected one of the predetermined Multi-Media Object... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080015871 - Varr system: A method, system and media for learning, analyzing, managing and/or optimizing one or more aspects of organization value, risk and return (VARR) directly and indirectly through the use of narrow systems.... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20080015894 - Health risk assessment of a medication therapy regimen: A method of assessing a health risk associated with a medication therapy regimen identifies potentially adverse health outcomes resulting from the medication therapy regimen. Methods of assessing a health risk associated with a medication therapy regimen and intervention thereof are provided herein. The methods of assessing a health risk associated... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20080015896 - Hospital pay for performance based on gain-sharing: Techniques for determining payment to a particular health care facility for health care delivery include determining target adverse results rate (ARR) for treatment of a particular range of patient health conditions (RHC). A first actual cost is determined for treatment of the RHC during a first time interval. A first... Agent: Eugene Molinelli Evans & Molinelli PLLC
20080015893 - Identification of inappropriate medications in a medication therapy regimen: A method of identifying inappropriate medications within a medication therapy regimen detects and removes medications that are known to cause adverse health outcomes in elderly persons having particular medical conditions. Methods of identifying inappropriate medications within a medication therapy regimen and intervention thereof are provided herein. The methods of identifying... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20080015891 - Method and system to assess an acute and chronic disease impact index: A system (100) and method (300) is provided to assess an acute and chronic healthcare impact index of a patient. The impact index identifies patients having a highest potential impact for reducing program health-care costs. The method can include forecasting a health-care resource use of the patient, converting the health-care... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080015892 - Providing transparent health care information to consumers: Systems and methods are described for providing consumers with access to the discounted rates for health care procedures provided by primary care physicians, specialist physicians and facilities. Fee information for contracted providers is stored in a database and is accessible to consumers via an online interface. Consumers select query criteria... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080015901 - Electronic follow-up system for medicines sold to consumers, arrangement and a computer program: An electronic follow-up system for medicines sold to consumers is disclosed. The system includes: a registration module configured to register a therapist or another operator as users into a database; an input interface configured to store a patient's reply to an inquiry into the database, including therapist identifier data, patient... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080015911 - Methods and apparatuses for developing business solutions: Integrated development environment (IDE) for developing and deploying business solutions is described herein. In one embodiment, a process for deploying an enterprise application includes, but is not limited to, presenting via a first page of a graphical user interface (GUI) data of an organization structure representing a structure of an... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080015909 - Mission profiling: A method for mission profiling includes generating a human model including human activities and generating a system model including system functions. The method also includes generating an operational node model, including operational activities; and integrating the human model, the system model and the operational model to form an integrated mission... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20080015910 - Ranking-based method and system for evaluating customer predication models: A method and system perform ranking-based evaluations for regression models that are often appropriate for marketing tasks and are more robust to outliers than traditional residual-based performance measures. The output provided by the method and system provides visualization that can offer insights about local model performance and outliers. Several models... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20080015920 - Methods and apparatus for assessing operational process quality and risk: Methods and apparatus for assessing operational process quality and risk of an entity or a group of entities. The present invention enables a user to effectively compare one or more events, representing what actually happened, with a reference, which represents ideal performance in terms of operational process quality and risk,... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20080015919 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for financial analysis and data gathering: Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for controlling operations of an enterprise. In one exemplary embodiment, a method is provided that includes creating an alert model that may be parameterized by a user to monitor the behavior of one or more operational drivers. The method may also include... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080015918 - Workflow selection process and system: A method and system for performing a workflow on an electronic document are disclosed. A computer application may be used to access an electronic document. A representation for each of one or more workflows may be displayed for selection in the computer application. A selection for a workflow may be... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20080015923 - Taxi dispatch system: A method of transportation, comprising advertising to obtain customers to text or e-mail requests for transportation and receiving requests by text messaging for a ride from potential customers for transportation is disclosed. Responding to potential customers is by way of a response comprising ride information. Such ride information is also... Agent: Wolff Law Office, PLLC
20080015928 - Business rating method: Address books, activity logs, or similar data that are normally prepared by people for purposes other than rating businesses can be parsed and processed to rate businesses without requiring users to complete reviews. As a result, a large amount of rating data is available and may provide business ratings and... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of David Millers
20080015925 - Self correcting online reputation: A system to determine a first reputation value for a first user associated with a transaction with a second user first determines a weighted value based on one or more user transaction attributes. The user transaction attributes may be associated with at least one of the first user and the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080015927 - System for enabling secure private exchange of data and communication between anonymous network participants and third parties and a method thereof: Disclosed is a method for providing secure private exchange of a profile data of a network participant between the participant and a plurality of third parties. The method comprises registering profile data by the network participant with a privacy control unit, assigning privacy levels to each of the plurality of... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC
20080015924 - Tire market forecasting method: A method for tire market forecasting combines three sub-methods in order to forecast unit volumes for every tire size in the industry or market segment. The method includes deriving a full trend by a first sub-method M1 for a first tire size TS1 based upon a relationship between OE and... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823
20080015934 - Handset with semi-translucent finish: An electronic device, such as a handset for providing telephonic communication, having a semi-translucent finish is provided. The handset generally includes a front cover with a display region, an input region and a back cover. The front cover may be formed of a transparent material, such as plastic and be... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080015932 - Methods and apparatus to distribute media content: Methods and apparatus to distribute and present media content including triggers are disclosed. An example method includes receiving media content including triggers at a consumer location, determining that the media content includes triggers, presenting an indicator, receiving a request to activate the trigger, and performing an action associated with the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20080015931 - System and method for targeted messaging: A system and method of transmitting targeted information to a visitor including activating an electronic label (130) associated with an item to produce attention-catching indicia (132) when the visitor is in proximity to the item, and displaying advertising information (103) related to the item on a display of a portable... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20080015933 - System for creating dynamically personalized media: The multi-media object management system functions to manage the delivery of product placements in a Multi-Media Program. The multi-media object management system controls the creation of predetermined Multi-Media Object Locations and associated Object Management Data which are components of the Multi-Media Program. This enables advertisers to precisely control product placement... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080015943 - Order fulfillment logic for a field service system: In one embodiment, an order pertaining to one or more items available at multiple inventory locations associated with an organization is received, and a preference order fulfillment list is created for the multiple inventory locations based on one or more criteria configurable by the organization.... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20080015944 - System, terminal device and computer program product for ordering consumable supplies: A client PC is arranged to receive store information on stores that sell media to be purchased from a management server, the store information including data on stocks of the media, store name and address, a unit price of media, a transportation cost (shipping cost), and time required. Based on... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20080015947 - Online ordering of architectural models: The method for efficiently purchasing and customizing architectural scaled physical models comprises an online system of uploading data, choosing a standard model platform, determining model scale, orienting the model on the platform, choosing from standard options, confirming the order and selecting payment options. This method provides for efficient purchasing of... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC
20080015945 - System and method for processing subscriptions and periodically-billed services: This relates to a method and system for processing subscriptions and periodically-billed services. It shows different methods by the way of examples. It improves the e-commerce by increasing the traffic and amount of transactions between interested parties. One goal of the current business is to form partnerships with the largest... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting
20080015946 - Systems and methods for offering wireless financial accounts: Systems and methods consistent with the invention may offer a new financial account having a balance transfer sub-account for implementation onto a customer's wireless purchasing device. The purchasing device may have a wireless transmitter that may communicate account information stored on the purchasing device to a service terminal. Based on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080015952 - Drag and drop selection of products: A method includes enabling a user to drag and drop an item presented on a webpage from a location on the webpage of a public collection to a location on the webpage of a personal collection of the user and requesting purchasing information from the user after the item is... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20080015960 - Methods and apparatus for analyzing revenue cycles of a facility: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for analyzing the revenue cycles of a facility to more accurately predict future financial performance. Using the methods and apparatus disclosed herein, accountants and financial planners are given forecasts of future accounts paid based on current accounts receivable and past accounts paid.... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080015962 - Process and system for gathering, storing, scoring, updating, sharing, handling, and distributing data and calculating fees for reports of the data: A business method that manages the accumulation of data and calculates a price and obtains approval for delivery of a customized report, multiple reports, or subsets of reports drawn from a database and delivered to a user or surrogates identified by the user. More particularly, a user accesses a device... Agent: Stanley B. Smith
20080015961 - System and method for commoditizing browsing time in a self-service store: A system and method commoditize browsing time in a self-service store for a communication carrier. The method comprises communicating with a user, enabling the user to browse the store, tracking the amount of time the user spends browsing the store, calculating a charge, if any, for the amount of time... Agent: Tina M. Lessani Law Office Of Tina M. Lessani
20080016011 - Method of and system for security sold under agreement to repurchase with option to liquidate: A technique for obtaining a loan is disclosed. The technique allows an entity, such as a bank, to borrow money from another entity, such as a customer. Further, the technique allows the customer to recall all or a portion of the loan at any time in exchange for incurring a... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080016008 - Principal guaranteed savings and investment system and method: A system and method for mass market hedge find investing is proposed that preferably works in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury's Treasury Direct program for direct investment in U.S. Government securities. A primary investment in a principal-guaranteed, fixed term financial instrument, such as U.S. Government securities, including U.S. Notes, Bonds... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080016009 - System and method for displaying trend indications: A system and method for displaying a trend indication using a primary and secondary indicia. The primary indicium corresponds to an overall trend indication and the secondary indicia relate to the reliability of the overall trend indication. The secondary indicia correspond to a trend indication for each phase of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080016010 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for adjusting the assets of an investment account: Methods of the present invention identify an asset allocation model and at least one security associated there with. An investment account portfolio is stored that includes at least one substitute security associated with the identified at least one security. A virtual portfolio is then generated that includes the identified at... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20080015965 - method and system for trading tangible and intangible goods: An electronic trading system and method is used to buy and sell goods. Buyers and sellers use the trading system and the system provides anonymous trade-interest access to both buyers and sellers.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080015975 - Method and system for determining mobile emissions reduction credits: A method for providing a mobile emissions reduction credit or other tradable commodity (15) comprising the steps of identifying an emissions reduction technology for a pollutant (20), providing a portable emissions measurement system (PEMS) adapted to measure emissions of the pollutant (21), providing a mobile source (16), applying the emissions... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080015970 - Order management system and method for electronic securities trading: A system includes a communication module to communicate with at least one client; and a server to process a task identified by the client, the task associated with an account, the server including a plurality of account-centric pipelines, one or more account-centric pipelines each configured to process the task.... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080015966 - System and method for monitoring trading: The present invention relates to a monitoring system and method for monitoring trade at an electronic exchange. The system comprises memories being related to a specific time interval. A trade occurring during that time interval or a parameter value related to the trade is recorded to the memory related to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080015967 - Trend contract: This invention is a financial instrument and method for allowing the market to determine, through pricing, the reliability of a trend as calculated by a corresponding technical analysis indicator. This invention can also be used as a measure of the influence that technical investors or fundamental investors have on the... Agent: Joseph Melville Gilmer, Jr.
20080015977 - Methods of deterring fraud and other improper behaviors within an organization: A cooperative arrangement and method to help deter fraud and other improper behaviors by an individual in an organization are disclosed. A personal financial disclosure statement, personal financial records, and other relevant financial data associated with an individual who is associated with, or to be associated with, the organization are... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20080015978 - Methods of monitoring behavior/activity of an individual associated with an organization: A cooperative arrangement and method to monitor behaviors and other activities by an individual in an organization are disclosed. A personal financial disclosure statement, personal financial records, and other relevant financial data associated with an individual who is associated with, or to be associated with, the organization are obtained. Information... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20080015979 - Web-based searching for payment card products with credit pre-approvals: A method includes receiving input at a website from a user to indicate at least one preference of the user in regard to a payment card product that the user wishes to acquire. The method further includes selecting at least one payment card product from a plurality of payment card... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080015981 - Process for supplying fuel: A fuel supplier, having one or more retail outlets, sells a fuel futures contract to a consumer at a price per unit volume for the fuel set at the time of creating the futures contract. The fuel futures contact is pre-paid by the consumer thereby creating a credit balance with... Agent: Robert G. Rosenthal
20080015980 - System and method for managing targeted donations and giving: A system and method provides organizations and donors with the ability to transact targeted donations and gifts, which may include property, services and anything of value that can be sold, preferably in an online marketplace. When the item is sold, cash proceeds can flow to the beneficiary organization through an... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20080015985 - System and process for expedited payment through online banking/payment channel: A system and associated process for expedited payment between a first computer (e.g. a customer computer or a bank computer) and a biller computer, e.g. within the US, is implemented over an online banking or payment network. A payment request for an expedited, e.g. same day, payment is received at... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20080015987 - Managing transaction accounts: A transaction account verification system and method are provided. A user computing device transmits an account registration request that includes a selection of an account verification technique. A service provider obtains the request and initiates a set of transactions with an identified financial service provider. The service provider generates a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080015988 - Proxy card authorization system: A system and method is provided for providing proxy access to a set of resources subject to constraints specified by the primary party having access to the resources. The system comprises one or more proxy cards associated with a proxy account that contains details on the resources available and also... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080015986 - Systems, methods and computer program products for controlling online access to an account: According to embodiments of the present invention, a method for controlling online access by a user of a client to an account of an e-commerce provider, wherein the client, the e-commerce provider and an authentication service provider are interconnected by a computer network, includes: at the e-commerce provider, determining whether... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080015995 - Standalone content protection storage device: This invention is an independent device provides content protection for an individual storage media such as a hard disk with information based identity such as a pass code or biometric information as identity information for accessing blocking and content encryption to prevent the exposure of the content on the protected... Agent: Yeacheiung Eric Chen
20080015997 - Method and apparatus for securely moving and returning digital content: The present invention discloses an apparatus and method for transferring digital content data. In one example, original digital content data stored on a first device content data. In one example, original digital content data stored on a first device in an encrypted state is transcoded (after being decrypted) to create... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20080015885 - Attorney terminal having outline preparation capabilities for managing trial proceedings: The present invention provides attorney terminals which operate using an outline for storing, associating and managing case evidence, case law and work product for a given lawsuit at issue. Accessed through attorney terminals, the outline is structured based on a hierarchical categorization of the lawsuit into the law and fact... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080015879 - Automated techniques for fund raising via real estate referral fees: A method, system, or computer program product for non-profit organization fund raising via real estate referral fees. Information associated with a participant interested in participating in a real estate transaction in which finds can be provided to a non-profit organization (NPO) is received. An agreement is generated to be signed... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080015883 - Electronic signature for and electronic system and method for employment eligibility verification: A computer system and method is disclosed for paperless Form I-9 processing, and for automating employment eligibility verification. The system and method displays a series of screens with fillable fields configured to receive immigration information. After substantial completion of the fillable fields by a user, the system displays an affirmation... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080015888 - Method and apparatus for digital rights management: A method and apparatus for digital rights management (DRM) with steps and means for receiving a registration request from one of a plurality of DRM agent devices requesting to register one of a plurality of user accounts and the one DRM agent device to one of a plurality of rights... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20080015890 - Method and apparatus for searching for real property: A method is provided including entering a user monthly affordable range for a user into an interactive device, searching on the internet through information concerning a plurality of required monthly cost amounts for a corresponding plurality of real properties, and displaying information concerning one or more real properties of the... Agent: Mr. Walter J. Tencza Jr.
20080015882 - Method and system for add-in module for obtaining shipping information: The present invention enables users to access shipping information pertaining to the shipment of parcels by utilizing an add-in module that is distributed from a remote server to the users. Specifically, the add-in module is invoked by merely selecting an action from a tool bar or menu associated with a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080015884 - Operation awareness system: Systems and methods of providing operational information in a first shipping facility at a first location which receives items from at least one second shipping facility which is at a second location. One embodiment is a method which includes collecting facility processing data representative of activities at the first shipping... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080015887 - System and process for enrollment and sales: An automated process for providing sales services includes establishing communications between a customer and a first representative, alerting the first representative to a product for which the customer is eligible, transmitting a lead record for the customer to a second representative upon determining that the customer is interested in a... Agent: Wiley Rein LLP
20080015880 - System, method, and software for a business acquisition management solution: A system for managing business acquisitions includes a memory module storing information in one or more business objects associated with managing a business acquisition. The system includes a server system having a composite application providing processes for managing the business acquisition, the composite application providing an integrated solution for managing... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080015886 - User authentication system for shopping cart and method thereof: A shopping cart user authentication system and control-method, by which authentication for use of the shopping cart is performed by using a user authentication card, are provided. The control-method includes: if a user authentication card is recognized, accessing an authentication server and requesting authentication of the user authentication card, and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080015895 - Automated configuration, implementation and/or maintenance of a healthcare information system: Computerized systems for configuring, implementing and/or maintaining a customized healthcare information system are provided. In embodiments, the computerized systems include one or more user content components having information specific to facilities and/or personnel based upon which the healthcare information system is being customized, a pre-configured content component including content pre-configured... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20080015897 - Method and system for delivering prescription medicine: A system for securely providing prescription medication to patients. The system accepts prescriptions that are submitted from either a physician's office or by the patient at a Kiosk. An electronic image of the prescription is created by scanning and is electronically communicated to a central server. The prescription is validated... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco
20080015900 - Patient communication method and system: A healthcare communication system can include a patient terminal having a keyboard unit with message keys for transmitting different ones of one or more programmed messages, and alphanumeric keys for composing messages. The patient terminal can be communicatively linked to a patient terminal display for presenting the programmed messages and... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080015898 - Waste sorting system with self-identifying containers: A system for disposing of medical waste is generally configured to sort waste items into a plurality of disposable containers according to applicable rules and regulations governing the handling and/or disposal of such items. In some embodiments, a system comprises sorting stations, each of which houses a number of disposable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080015899 - Waste sorting system with sensing capabilities: A system for disposing of medical waste is generally configured to sort waste items into a plurality of disposable containers according to applicable rules and regulations governing the handling and/or disposal of such items. In some embodiments, a system comprises sorting stations, each of which houses a number of disposable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080015902 - Image processing method and apparatus: In step S1, image data obtained by imaging is input to an image input unit (1). In step S2, the diagnosis result obtained by a doctor using the image data obtained by imaging is input as diagnosis information to a diagnosis information input unit (2). In step S3, a keyword... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080015904 - Maintaining person's medical history in self-contained portable memory device: A method of recording, updating, and accessing a person's medical history over time includes the steps of maintaining the person's medical history in a portable memory device that includes both the medical history and a program that stores medical records in a secure database in the portable memory device, updates... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20080015903 - Methods for refining patient, staff and visitor profiles used in 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
20080015905 - System for maintaining person's medical history in portable memory device: A system includes a portable, hand carried nonvolatile memory device in which a person maintains his or her medical history. The portable memory device includes a program, executable by a general computer, for storing medical records in a secure database in the portable memory device, updating the medical records in... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20080015907 - System and method for automated processing of new products and services: A method and apparatus are provided for automatically preparing a client communication pertaining to a financial product for a client, wherein the client communication is for combined use with a corresponding host vehicle. The method comprises providing a format for the client communication wherein the communication format includes a variable... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20080015906 - Weather insurance: A method of insuring against a specified weather condition being outside of a specified limit in two consecutive years or in a single year. Data is acquired regarding the specified weather condition in past years. The number of occurrences is determined the specified weather condition being outside the specified limit... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20080015908 - Automated vehicle check-in system: A fully automated rental vehicle check-in system includes a sending module connected to the diagnostic port of the vehicle. The sending module gathers information from the vehicle including the vehicle identification number, mileage and fuel level and delivers the information wirelessly to a receiving station located in the rental return... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080015914 - Cost minimization of services provided by multiple service providers: In one embodiment, a plurality of connections couple to a plurality of service providers (SPs) that each provide services at a cost. The cost of the services of each SP is determined according to a tiered pricing structure that includes one or more tiers. Each tier correlates a particular amount... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20080015913 - Global compliance management system: A Global Compliance Management System enables automated compliance tracking, monitoring, and reporting of regulatory exams, business unit information, and risk management information related to regulatory management and reporting.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080015917 - Separations-of-duties analysis tool for object- oriented integrated enterprise wide computing applications: A method and structure for an independent programming tool for analyzing business separations-of-duties conflicts for users and profiles in an object-oriented application, the tool including a database containing a matrix of transactions, descriptions, object authorization values, and transactional separations-of-duty conflicts; an analysis engine adapted to use data from the object-oriented... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20080015912 - Systems and methods for workforce management: Methods of managing employment between an employer and one or more applicants are provided by a system in which job information pertaining to an employment position that needs to be filled that includes but is not limited to data relating to the flexibility of the employment position is provided so... Agent: Klehr , Harrison Et Al
20080015916 - Using configurable programmatic rules for automatically changing a trust status of candidates contained in a private business registry: The present invention discloses a solution for a private business registry that includes trust status attributes that automatically change based upon business events in accordance with a set of configurable rules. The programmatic service for adjusting trust status attributes can remain resident on a server that manages the private business... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20080015915 - Value chain management: A system (10) for managing a value chain includes a planning application (36) that receives planning data from a number of entities included in a value chain and automatically generates a plan according to the planning data. At least two of the entities do not directly communicate planning data to... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080015922 - Method and user interface for computer-assisted schedule coordination: A computer-implemented method includes reserving blocks of time reflecting a user's selection of one or more proposed meeting times and dates in the user's electronic calendar. Contemporaneously with the user's selections, an e-mail form specifying the proposed meeting times and dates is created. This e-mail form is then transmitted, in... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080015921 - System and method for automated execution, reporting, and sales analysis: A method and apparatus are provided for automatically preparing a client communication pertaining to a financial product for a client, wherein the client communication is for combined use with a corresponding host vehicle. The method comprises providing a format for the client communication wherein the communication format includes a variable... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20080015926 - Gradient based optimization of fare prices and travel parameters: Computer implemented techniques of revenue management for travel providers such as for airlines includes determining profit corresponding to an expected profit for a trip, where expected profit is over a solution chosen by a traveler are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080015929 - System and method for performing web based in-view monitoring: Methods and apparatuses for performing dynamic Web-based market analysis are disclosed. A Web server presents a Web page including content to a user, via a browser located at the user's computer or workstation. The content in the Web. page may be provided by third party entities that pay predetermined fees... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080015930 - Method of managing vehicle parking subscription renewals: A method of managing renewals of subscriptions for the parking of vehicles in a geographical zone in which parking is regulated with pay-and-display machines that are installed therein. According to the invention, a person first obtains a subscription from a parking management operator for authorization to park one or more... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080015937 - Internet-based brand marketing communication network for managing and delivering brand marketing communications to consumers using multi-mode virtual kiosks (mmvks) establishing virtual brand marketing communication channels between brand management team: An Internet-based brand marketing communication network for managing and delivering brand marketing communications to consumers using server-side driven multi-mode virtual kiosks (MMVKs) that are created, deployed, and managed using a novel suite of Web-based marketing communication services. For each consumer product registered on the network, a MMVK is created, deployed... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C. Soundview Plaza
20080015939 - Method and apparatus for controlling the performance of a supplementary process at a point-of-sale terminal: According to some embodiments of the present invention, methods and apparatus are described for providing a supplementary product offer. In one embodiment, a method is provided for measuring an activity rate of a point-of-sale terminal and providing a supplementary product offer in accordance with the activity rate of the point-of-sale... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080015935 - Method of managing a resource: A method for management of a resource by a community of participants comprising: (a) defining individual tasks necessary for managing the resource; (b) allocating a quantum of redeemable reward points to each defined task; (c) defining participants within the community to execute tasks for reward points; (d) selecting rewards which... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20080015938 - Promotions system and method: A promotional system and method for point-of-sales terminals for a vendor, that performs steps including: i) accessing sales data representing previous sales transactions of a customer of the vendor with different merchants; ii) generating, based on said sales data, relationship data representing one or more attributes of said merchants; iii)... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080015936 - System and method for increasing the effectiveness of customer contact strategies: A method, and system for increasing the efficiency of customer contact strategies is disclosed. Customers are analyzed based upon historical criteria; a promotional plan (a group of promotion events implemented or to be implemented over a particular time period) is analyzed to determine the effect of each promotion event on... Agent: Ibm Corporation (syl-rsw) C/o Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP
20080015940 - System and methods for integrating a self-checkout system into an existing store system: A self-checkout terminal system includes a self-checkout core application module for controlling a self-checkout terminal, the self-checkout core application module controlling peripheral input and output devices at the self-checkout terminal for receiving inputs from, and providing outputs to, a retail customer. An emulator module connected to the self-checkout core application... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20080015941 - Method for using a sensor to register a biometric for use with a transponder-reader system related applications: A method for registering biometric information for use in a transponder-reader system is disclosed. The method includes steps of detecting, verifying and storing a proffered biometric sample. During detecting, a sensor detects a proffered biometric to obtain a biometric sample. During the verifying step, the biometric sample is compared with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080015942 - User-personalized media sampling, recommendation and purchasing system using real-time inventory database: A product sampling and recommendation system uses customer profile data and/or real-time information from a point-of-sale system to tailor specific product recommendations to a customer using a sampling station.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080015948 - Electronic commerce system, electronic commerce supporting device, and electronic commerce supporting method: The present invention provides a technique for establishing a new form of electronic commerce. An electronic commerce system includes a search engine, a payment system and a user terminal. The search engine crawls documents published as web pages by users at a certain time and searches for and gathers sales... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080015949 - Process and product for determining an amount of posting payment: Products and processes are provided in which information is received about a post for an item to be sold. The information may include, e.g., the class and type of item being sold, the reputation of a seller, a floor price below which the item will not be sold, a condition... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080015951 - System and method for managing recurring orders in a computer network: A recurring order management system and method for a computer network is disclosed. The system receives a request to suggest a recurring order for one or more products or services. The system generates a profile which stores the suggested products or services, the suggested recurrence for those products or services... Agent: In Re: Alticor Inc. 28533 Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione
20080015950 - Video rental e-commerce solution: A method and system for providing a business-to-business network service for applications used by service providers is disclosed. The method and system include providing a central application capable of communicating with at least two applications over a public network, such as the Internet, and providing a repository database for storing... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080015953 - User-personalized media sampling, recommendation and purchasing system using real-time inventory database: A product sampling and recommendation system uses information from a point-of-sale system to select media content to store in the recommendation system.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080015956 - Bag tracking system and bag counting rack associated therewith: A sensor-based bag counting system for monitoring bag use at a check out stand or the like. The preferred embodiment teaches a scale, pressure switch, or like sensor unit which integrates with a bag rack to sense the load generated by a bag as it is loaded and use same... Agent: Joseph T. Regard, Ltd PLC
20080015958 - Method and system for transferring information between multiple buyers and multiple sellers: A method for transferring information between multiple buyers and multiple vendors is provided. Information is received from a plurality of sources. This information corresponds to a plurality of products. This information is stored in a first database. A request is received. The request concerns a portion of the information stored... Agent: Valauskas & Pine
20080015955 - Mobile asset data management system: A computerized vehicle control system, method, and device for managing data associated with mobile assets (e.g., vehicles) in real time. The system is adapted to manage data associated with mobile assets in real time. The system includes a monitor coupled to the mobile asset for collecting data, a user input... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20080015957 - Product purchase system, product purchase method, a storage medium for storing a program for executing the product purchasing method, and a server used therefor: A product purchase system using a network comprises a server connected to a network 1, a database 5 included in the server 2 for storing order sheet data for each user, means connected to the network 1 for updating the order sheet data via the network 1, means for inhibiting... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080015959 - Real-time display of available products over the internet: Computer implemented methods and apparatus for determining availability information for a first one of a plurality of products for publication via a wide area network. The availability information is calculated with reference to a delivery date, an available number of units, and a reserved number of units, the delivery date... Agent: Ipventure, Inc.
20080015954 - Systems and method for managing dealer information: Embodiments of systems and methods are disclosed that manage transactions and communication between car dealers and lenders. In one embodiment, the system lessens risks for lenders and makes relationships with dealers safer and easier to administer. In one embodiment, a dealer may utilize the system to manage its inventory, obtain... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080015963 - Systems and methods for issuing and maintaining a bond: According to some embodiments, a bond is issued to an investor in exchange for value. The bond may be, for example, a tax-free municipal bond associated with (i) a spread to a pre-determined index, (ii) a nominal maturity date, (iii) an initial mandatory tender date prior to the nominal maturity... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080015964 - Retail price hedging: Retail consumers may hedge the price of volatile commodities such as gasoline via the advance purchase of a policy, which may be represented by a hedge card. The card may be priced to cover uncertainty in the price of the commodity over a defined future period, plus a small profit... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20080015969 - Computerized transaction method and system: A computerized transaction method involves accepting offers at a computer from entities, the offers each comprising an identification of at least one transactable item and a value associated by each entity with the at least one transactable item, identifying a median value derived from the accepted offers, and initiating transactions... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080015971 - Dual purchase process within an online auction environment: Methods are provided for a dual purchase process. The method includes enabling, via a first computer system, both an auction purchase process and a fixed-price purchase process for purchase of an item. In addition, responsive to receipt of a bid for the item, the method includes disabling the fixed-price purchase... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080015968 - Fee-based priority queuing for insurance claim processing: A document priority queuing system is described wherein a document that is received for processing is assigned a position in a queue and a fee can be paid to change the documents position in the queue. Also provided are mechanisms for ensuring fairness to documents provided by applicants who are... Agent: Gonzales Patent Services
20080015972 - Process and product for determining an amount of posting payment: Products and processes are provided in which information is received about a post for an item to be sold. The information may include, e.g., the class and type of item being sold, the reputation of a seller, a floor price below which the item will not be sold, a condition... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080015974 - System and method for block trading: A method and system for trading financial instruments which reduces the leakage of trading interest when buyers and sellers of financial instruments desire to trade. Accordingly, in one embodiment, a trading system allows traders to speculate on the hidden liquidity in the market by offering liquidity at fixed prices which... Agent: Sam Balabon
20080015973 - System and method for determining right of access: Various methods and systems for auctioning mutually exclusive items such as golf tee times, restaurant reservations, concert tickets or hotel reservations are disclosed. Mutually exclusive can refer to items that cannot be possessed simultaneously because of physical limitations or to multiple items that could be simultaneously physically possessed but the... Agent: J. Nicholas Gross, Attorney
20080015976 - Systems and methods for trading emission reductions: Systems and methods for facilitating trading of emission allowances and offsets among participants are described. In some embodiments, methods of facilitating such trading include establishing an emissions reduction schedule for certain participants based on emissions information provided by those participants and determining debits or credits for each participant in order... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20080015982 - Funds transfer method and system including payment enabled invoices: Embodiments described herein include a financial management system that transfers funds on behalf of a user. Embodiments further include a payment enabled invoice method and system including a payment application and payment hubs through which invoicing entities may create and modify invoices, and through which a payer may view and... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20080015984 - Line of credit and loan system and method: System and method for requesting a single payment for an account, including issuing a loan and a line of credit, determining loan payment information for the loan and determining line of credit payment information for the line of credit, storing loan payment information and line of credit payment information associated... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20080015983 - System and method for subscription-based mobile electronic movie ticketing: A subscription-based mobile electronic movie ticketing system and method allows a subscriber can pay a certain fee in exchange for access to a number of movies at one or more movie theaters for a certain period. In some embodiments, the electronic movie ticketing system allows subscribers to search movie listings,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080015994 - Biometric safeguard method with a smartcard: A method for facilitating biometric security in a smartcard-reader transaction system is provided. The method includes determining if a transaction violates an established rule, such as a preset spending limit. The method also includes notifying a user to proffer a biometric sample in order to verify the identity of said... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080015989 - Method and apparatus for money transfer: A method of performing a money transfer send transaction comprises receiving information at a call center from a sender for a send transaction, including a proposed send amount, and responsive to the information from the sender received at the call center, building a staging record for the send transaction. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080015992 - Method for registering a biometric for use with a smartcard: The present invention discloses a method for registering biometric information for use in a smartcard-reader system. The method comprises the steps of contacting an authorized sample receiver and submitting a biometric to a sensor to facilitates the sensor in obtaining a biometric sample. The method also includes providing user information... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080015993 - Method for registering a biometric for use with a smartcard: The present invention discloses a method for registering biometric information for use in a smartcard-reader system. The method comprises the steps of contacting an authorized sample receiver and submitting a biometric to a sensor to facilitates the sensor in obtaining a biometric sample. The method also includes providing user information... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080015990 - Methods for eliminating personal identification number for authenticating debit transaction: Systems and methods for validating a PIN (personal identification number)-less financial transaction request are provided. Transaction data from a card and an authentication key may be submitted by a merchant to a data center. The authentication key may be generated by the merchant and may be an alpha, numeric, or... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20080015991 - 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.
20080015996 - System and method for performing a business process in a multi-enterprise, collaborating network: A system for performing a business process includes a first version of a business application executed by a first client to perform a particular business process and a second version of the business application executed by a second client to perform the business process, wherein the first client is coupled... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080015998 - Method and apparatus for storing and retrieving business contact information in a computer system: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for storing information in a computer system, and for retrieving the information from the computer system. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and apparatus for storing and retrieving business contact information, including dynamic business cards in an internet-accessible database of a computer... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.
20080015999 - Securely ingesting encrypted content into content servers: A system and method are directed towards including buffer packets into an unencrypted content stream at a same location as encryption related information such as an ECM, an EMM message, or the like, would be in a corresponding encrypted content stream. The buffer packets may comprise virtually any information, including... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080016000 - Copy protection of data: A copyright protection scheme is provided in which data is downloaded from a server 1, typically over the World Wide Web 2 to a client 3, for presentation to a user. The downloaded data is cryptographically protected, by encryption and hashing. When displayed by the client, storing and copying functions... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080016001 - Unauthorized device detection device and unauthorized device detection system: To provide an unauthorized device detection system capable of finding and specifying a device that was manufactured or altered unauthorizedly. A DVD player 400a writes its own device ID to a memory card 200a. When a user purchases content, a register device 300 reads a media ID and the device... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20080016002 - Method for using a sensor to register a biometric for use with a transponder-reader system related applications: A method for registering biometric information for use in a transponder-reader system is disclosed. The method includes steps of detecting, verifying and storing a proffered biometric sample. During detecting, a sensor detects a proffered biometric to obtain a biometric sample. During the verifying step, the biometric sample is compared with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080016004 - Financial card system, communications device, authentication terminal, authentication method, and program: Disclosed herein is a financial card system. The system includes a communications device on which a non-contact integrated circuit chip is installed; and an authentication terminal having a reader/writer allowing reading/writing information on the communications device and capable of transmission and reception of information with the communications device through the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20080016003 - Method and apparatus for ordering goods, services, and content over an internetwork using a virtual payment account: A secure, closed virtual payment system comprising registered buyers and sellers for ordering and paying for goods, services, and content over an internetwork is disclosed. A buyer becomes registered by applying for a virtual payment account. A seller becomes registered by applying for a seller account. A credit processing component... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080016005 - Systems and methods for performing secure online 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
20080016007 - Internet auction system: Various methods and systems for auctioning mutually exclusive items such as golf tee times, restaurant reservations, concert tickets or hotel reservations are disclosed. Mutually exclusive can refer to items that cannot be possessed simultaneously because of physical limitations or to multiple items that could be simultaneously physically possessed but the... Agent: J. Nicholas Gross, Attorney
20080016006 - Relationship-based commercial transaction system and method: A computer-and-network based system and method for conducting efficient, third-party-free, direct commercial transactions between qualified purchasers and vendors. Pre-established and pre-agreed-upon relational transactional protocols, which can be selectively revised as necessary by participants, substitute for conventional third-party intermediary activities, such as credit approval and authorization activities.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20080016012 - Television show facilitating commercialization of extraordinary ideas of ordinary people: A method includes: receiving at a publicly advertised casting call disclosures of ideas without any confidentiality obligations and without any use restriction; identifying a product embodying each disclosed idea; considering patentability and commercial feasibility of the product; selecting some of the ideas based on the considerations; acquiring all intellectual property... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080010075 - Customized security tint system and method: A customized envelope security tint design is generated based on user-supplied information. When ordering envelopes online, a user is provided with the option of entering characters for use as a custom security tint. A preview image of a custom tint design is displayed to the user for review. The user... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel
20080010081 - Method for conducting private, non-adversarial, uncompromised, legal dispute investigation and resolution: A method for conducting private, non-adversarial, legal dispute investigation and resolution includes a contract step for bringing together at least two disputing parties having a dispute and a dispute resolution service acting in a neutral, non-representative role with respect to the disputing parties for identifying tasks and procuring expertise necessary... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20080010079 - Printing device, printing system, print control method and print control program for use therein: A printing device capable of printing for which a user who receives a printed matter is specified, the printing device comprising: an authentication section which identifies a user who approaches the printing device; and a notification controller which causes a notifying section to make a notification of prescribed information when... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080010074 - Systems and methods for providing a mockup data generator: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for mockup data for a mockup object. In one exemplary embodiment, the method may include receiving, from a user, a name of the mockup object for which the mockup data should be created, wherein the object comprises one or more nodes.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20080010086 - Health financial needs calculator: A system and method for determining an expected health care financial need for a period of time in the future, such as during retirement, is preferably an Internet-based system that collects certain data provided by an individual. The invention provides a customized result tailored to the collected data.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080010085 - Method of promoting dental implant and restorative dental services, and related educational services: A method of promoting dental implant and related educational services. In a typical embodiment, the system includes a third party promoter for coordinating among potential dental patients, dental specialists and dental implant manufacturers. In a typical implementation, the third party promoter can provide information and educational materials to promote the... Agent: Myers & Kaplan Intellectual Property Law, L.L.C.
20080010092 - Medical multimedia database system: A medical image storage and retrieval system includes a database with relationally linked tables including a disease factoid table, an image and image caption table, and a patient data table. A flexible system allows for peer review, remote access and maintenance of the stored data, and query searching and retrieval... Agent: John P. Moran
20080010091 - Method and system for sharing a user-medical-record: The present invention relates to a method and system for sharing a user-medical-record belonging to a user. The method comprises storing at least one of the user-medical-record and a secure-reference to the user-medical-record in a user-computing-device. The method further comprises transferring one of the user-medical-record and the secure-reference to an... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20080010093 - System and method for processing health information: A system and method for managing work flow in a hospital emergency department providing care for a plurality of patients are disclosed. The system includes a server, one or more portable wireless communication devices and application software that can run on the server. The application software maintains a database or... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20080010098 - Prepaid copay card: A method and a means comprising a card with an encoded magnetic stripe or microprocessor that allows funds to be transferred from the card issuer to a medical service provider. The card would allow an insured person to prepay funds to be used for medical services rendered.... Agent: Edward Willis
20080010102 - Database for storing historical travel information: Systems and techniques for reconstructing a historical record are described. A query including information associated with a purchased ticket is received. Records that have information that match at least a portion of the information associated with the purchased ticket are determined. Those records having transmission dates preceding an issue date... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080010101 - Determining reissue methods for ticket changes: Systems and techniques for reissuing a purchased ticket are described. A first reissue method that is applicable to a reconstructed ticket is determined to be applicable to a first partial pricing solution selected from a plurality of partial pricing solutions that each includes a fare and an itinerary that partially... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080010104 - Low fare search for ticket changes: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing new pricing solutions to satisfy changes to a purchased ticket are described. A query for new travel includes information needed to determine a set of pricing solutions for issuing a new ticket that satisfies the new travel requirements using some value associated... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080010103 - Low fare search for ticket changes using married segment indicators: Systems and techniques for managing ticket changes are described. for managing changes to a purchased ticket. A married segment indicator associated with first and second married flight segments of the purchased ticket is located. It is determined whether changes to the purchased ticket affect existing bookings of the first and... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080010100 - System and method for transferring a service policy between domains: A method for transferring a service policy between domains, is described. In one embodiment, the method is to be implemented on a system.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20080010107 - Methods and systems for providing a global view of airline operations: A method for providing an airline a global view of asset management is described. The method includes receiving data relating to aircraft positions from at least one data source, receiving data relating to flight and maintenance schedules for the aircraft from at least one other data source, correlating the received... Agent: John S. Beulick Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20080010109 - Equipment management system: The system includes: an operation management server 20 and a lot history server 30, which collect operation status data showing operation statuses of a plurality of equipments 10; an OEE measuring PC 40 accumulating an actual processing time and a loss time from the operation status data of the plurality... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080010133 - Advertising based on widgets: Electronic advertisements and other types of electronic information are distributed based on user profiles and in particular, collections of widgets. User profiles may be generated based on a combination of user entered information and information inferred or derived from user behavior and interaction patterns. The use and collection of various... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080010130 - Auctions for widget space: Electronic advertisements and other types of electronic information are distributed based on user profiles and in particular, collections of widgets. User profiles may be generated based on a combination of user entered information and information inferred or derived from user behavior and interaction patterns. The use and collection of various... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080010151 - Consumer loyalty system and method with centralized processing: The present invention is a method and a system for storing and communicating information between a consumer and proprietor, enabling the proprietor to build a database of consumer information and enabling the consumer to build a database of information from businesses participating in the system of the present invention. The... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.
20080010150 - Creative advertising process for flow of sponsored advertising monies: The applicant maintains that the original simple claim of the exchange of copyrighted advertising for information, fees, etc. expanded to include complex systems and methods would have to lay the groundwork for new advertising patents involving new systems and methods which could become part of new patented soft-ware as part... Agent: Mike Blackman
20080010131 - Customer loyalty system and method: The invention is a method and apparatus for storing and communicating information between a customer and proprietor, enabling the proprietor to build a database of customer information and enabling the customer to build a database of information from businesses participating in the system of the invention. Customers provide information only... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.
20080010157 - Deploying advertisement objects with vendor transaction objects: An advertising network brings advertising partners together with advertisers to efficiently and intelligently deploy advertisements. Information is collected from advertisers and advertising partners that describe their attributes. Advertisements are deployed based, at least in part, on this attribute information. The advertising partners engage in transactions (e.g., transmitting invoices, transmitting receipts,... Agent: Raj Prakash
20080010135 - Digital media content device incentive and provisioning method: A method of providing an incentive for purchasing a digital media content playing electronic device is provided herein.... Agent: Axios Law Group, PLLC / Realnetworks, Inc
20080010117 - Dynamic advertisement insertion in a download service: Dynamic selection and insertion of advertisements at the time of playback of content in a content download system. Program content and associated advertisements are downloaded to a computing device associated with a user. Advertisements are selected based on a manifest associated with the program content. The computing device renders the... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20080010120 - Ecommerce-enabled advertising: Merchants create ecommerce-enabled ad units advertising items offered by the merchants. The ad units contain functionality enabling customers to purchase the items by interacting with the ad units. The ad units have associated bid prices that the merchants agree to pay for sales through the ad units. The merchants provide... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20080010136 - Electronic book management system and its method: A electronic library management system and its method, which comprises three main advantages: A. collecting booklists automatically: which can break through the traditional technology of manual controlling, connect to each network bookstore by using single window connecting way so as to collect and excerpt the booklists; B. checking duplicate automatically:... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20080010128 - Image-taking system: An image-taking system that attracts the attention of a targeted consumer by offering the targeted consumer a free picture of an object, such as a newborn baby, and then, once the consumer is in interaction with the system, the system attempts to promote products and services of third parties that... Agent: Perley-robertson, Hill & Mcdougall LLP
20080010138 - Infused keywords: A method and system for allowing a regional advertiser or publisher or merchant to assemble one or more natural language phrases: from information about the advertiser or publisher or merchant, from the region in which they wish to associate, from natural language phrases with which they wish to associate, from... Agent: Alan Gunshor
20080010127 - Intelligent mail system to coordinate direct mail with other marketing channels using mail prediction and mail control: A coordinated direct marketing contact strategy between the direct mailing and the other marketing channels. The method determines the marketing prospect names that are common between the direct mailing and the other marketing channels being used in the direct marketing campaign. Then, using mail prediction with the common names between... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080010156 - Local exchange of items and services: An exchange platform facilitates the transaction of goods and/or services in a local area. The exchange platform allows sellers to create sale postings for goods or services, and potential buyers to review the sale postings. Once transaction fees are paid, contact information is provided so that the buyer and seller... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080010119 - Locating downloaded and viewed content and advertisements: Locating previously-viewed content download service. Program content and associated advertisements are downloaded to a computing device associated with a user. Advertisements are selected based on a manifest associated with the program content. The computing device renders the program content with the selected advertisements to the user. Metadata relating to the... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20080010124 - Managing commitments of time across a network: A service manager manages connection tokens in a network of users. The connection token has a plurality of defined terms and can be representative of a commitment of time for a user in the network. Connection tokens can be used to engage in a real-time communication with another user in... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080010118 - Managing content downloads to retain user attention: Selecting a content item for rendering at the completion of a content item currently being rendered. The content item is selected by the user or automatically selected. The selected content item is downloaded to a computing device associated with the user such that the selected content item is available for... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20080010146 - Marketing tool: A marketing tool for marketing a product and informing a consumer of at least one product feature is provided. The marketing tool includes a feature representation aspect that demonstrates a feature of the product to a consumer through the use of a material that is representative of the feature of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080010155 - Media properties selection method and system based on expected profit from profile-based ad delivery: An automatic system facilitates selection of media properties on which to display an advertisement, responsive to a profile collected on a first media property, where a behavioral-targeting company calculates expected profit for an ad correlated with the profile and arranges for the visitor to be tagged with a tag readable... Agent: Louis J. Hoffman, P.C.
20080010114 - Method and system for generating and redeeming an electronic coupon: A method and system for generating and redeeming electronic coupons so as to reduce inefficiencies in coupon distribution and redemption. The system and method provide data gathering and analysis such that the electronic coupon offers may be more effectively designed. The system and method provide for generating an electronic coupon,... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20080010149 - Method of advertising products and services by machine-readable medium and target distribution: A method of advertising products and services of advertisers located in a targeted geographical area delineated by a postal code region and without the use of paper advertising material is described. The advertising material is registered in a machine readable medium such as a CD/DVD disc in a predetermined navigational... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20080010145 - Method of promotion: A method of promotion is applied in a server computer that has at least one promotional advertisement proposed by an advertiser and a database having data of members, and the method has steps of (a) charging a budget and a maintenance fee from the advertiser, (b) disseminating the promotional advertisement... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080010140 - Method of using computer memory data storage devices to distribute published information: A method of using custom USB data storage devices to market or circulate written materials, including copyrightable periodicals, promotional marketing, and invitations to personal events.... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20080010154 - Method, system and computer program for client acquisition: A method, system and computer program for enabling a loyalty program to be linked to one or more card issuers, and thereby their cardholders is provided. A loyalty system is provided that is operable to enable the creation, implementation and management of one or more loyalty programs that provide benefits... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20080010122 - Methods and apparatus to provide an electronic agent: Methods and apparatus to provide an electronic agent are disclosed. An example method includes receiving an interactive program via a network at a first information presenting device, accessing a list of keywords associated with the interactive program via the network, accessing a first database using at least one of the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20080010134 - Methods of advertising using overhead sign structures: Methods of advertising are provided. In general, the method entails mounting at least one advertising sign on unused space of an overhead sign structure, (i.e. adjacent to or behind traffic signs), receiving a payment from an advertiser for an advertisement, and displaying the advertisement on the advertising sign. The advertising... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20080010121 - Methods, devices and computer program products for customer operated coupon tracking: A method of providing coupons for shopping includes storing a shopping list in an electronic device including items for purchase via a merchant, storing electronic representations of coupons in the electronic device and associating the electronic representations of coupons with items included in the shopping list.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080010132 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for targeting advertising to customers of content service providers: Methods, systems and computer program products for targeting advertising to customers requesting content from a service provider are provided. Upon receiving a request for content from a customer of a service provider, advertising to be delivered with the requested content is selected. The requested content and selected advertising are delivered... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080010139 - Networked media distribution: A computer-implemented method for improving the distribution of electronic media is disclosed. The method includes forming relationships among users of a media administration system, initiating a time-limited campaign for promoting the distribution of one or more related media items, obtaining information regarding on-line media purchases of the one or more... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080010142 - On-line marketing optimization and design method and system: A marketing and database indexing tool for promotion of existing web sites is disclosed. The web site marketing tool, through the creation, generation, optimization and standardization of graphical site maps, is capable of driving traffic from search engines to call to action pages, which is then capable of increasing the... Agent: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C
20080010115 - Parcel advertising system and method: A method and system provides a targeted advertisement on a package to be delivered to a recipient. The advertisement is specifically directed towards the recipient of the package. Advertisement information is received from an advertiser that includes one or more advertisements that the advertiser desires to be placed. The advertisement... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20080010137 - Parcel advertising system and method: A method and system provides a targeted advertisement on a package to be delivered to a recipient. The advertisement is specifically directed towards the recipient of the package. Advertisement information is received from an advertiser that includes one or more advertisements that the advertiser desires to be placed. The advertisement... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20080010126 - Ranking multimedia search results by re-ranking the results based on search term, geo-spatial, and user activity inter-connectivity scores: A method and system for allowing a regional advertiser or publisher or merchant to assemble one or more natural language phrases: from information about the advertiser or publisher or merchant, from the region in which they wish to associate, from natural language phrases with which they wish to associate, from... Agent: Alan Gunshor
20080010143 - Secure and extensible pay per action online advertising: Systems and methods are provided to allow advertisers to make ads available to publishers through an advertising system. The advertising system provides tamper proof tracking of conversion activity between publishers and advertisers. Further, advertisers can define plural different conversions to be associated with a single ad click through.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080010116 - Simultaneous information release application field of the invention: A Simultaneous Information Release Application (SIRA) controls the exchange of information between two or more participants via an exchange of information when the participants satisfy rules regarding mutuality. SIRA runs a questionnaire module, an offer module, and a match module.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rus) C/o Rudolf O Siegesmund Gordon & Rees, LLP
20080010112 - Syndicated trackable ad content: A system sends ad content to a publisher, where the ad content includes a first snippet of code. The system receives requests from browsers accessing a document at the publisher that includes the ad content, where the browsers send the requests based on execution of the first snippet of code.... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20080010147 - System and method for calculating employee recognition benefits in the form of fuel credits: The present invention relates to a method and system for calculating employee or member recognition benefits in the form of fuel credits. More particularly, the system and method described in the instant specification provides a mechanism for determining awards in the form of fuel products such as gasoline, propane, diesel,... Agent: Ward/kraft, Inc.
20080010125 - System and method for enabling bi-directional communication between providers and consumers of information in multi-level markets using a computer network: A system and method for enabling continuous bidirectional communication between providers and consumers of information through a computer and telephone network to exchange product and preference information. The system and method of the invention provides a database having accounts for providers and consumers. Each account contains contact, warranty, product, system... Agent: Gregory Richardson
20080010144 - System and method for generating target bids for advertisement group keywords: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating bids for one or more keywords and advertisement groups. The method of the present invention comprises generating a data set with one or more entries, a given entry identifying one or more advertising metric values associated with an advertisement... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20080010129 - System and method for providing access to advertisements: A system and method for providing access to advertisements provides consumers with the ability to access information about products or ads from disparate sellers at a single point of access. Advertisements typically include a sound, symbol, or number that alerts consumers that information about the product or ad can be... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20080010123 - System and/or method for employing stimuli in the marketing of products: Embodiments of methods, devices and/or systems for employing stimuli into the market process of products including bottled water are described... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20080010141 - System, method, and user interface for advertising via a voice channel: An audio interface for communicating information regarding an online auction item is disclosed and includes an announcement, wherein the announcement includes information that is associated with the online auction item. The audio interface also includes an authorization prompt to retrieve authentication information and an advertisement.... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP
20080010148 - Targeted messaging based on attributes: A system and a method publishes a message at a current user web page. A database includes a user list, a current page attribute, and a rule having a first component associated with the user list and having a second component associated with the current page attribute. A rules engine... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080010160 - Point of sale specific interface: An interface with a point of sale (POS) system at a place of business, and more specifically, an interface that is external to the POS software and capable of interfacing disparate POS systems. A point of sale specific interface (POSSI), which functions to bidirectionally translate POS system specific data that... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.
20080010165 - Method and system for the self-organization of purchasing communities: The aim is to provide a system and a method which purchasing communities can use to organize themselves better. To this end, provision is made for one or more manufacturers to stipulate at least one supply unit. A plurality of customers organize themselves in at least one virtual room. The... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080010162 - Method of conducting a maximum buyout price amount auction: A method of conducting a maximum buyout price amount auction that comprises the steps of: 1. placing an item for auction on an auction site by a seller; 2. stating a maximum buyout price amount for the item on the auction site by the seller; 3. indicating a start time... Agent: Richard L. Miller
20080010163 - System and method providing customers with improved service using a customer telephony device connected to a preference database by an ip network: The present invention reduces labor cost, reduces shrinkage and reduces stress. It improves customer retention, loyalty and saves time for customers. It is a system where the customer using a telephony device having access to his or her preference database. Where the user can order and the order fulfillment is... Agent: William E. Kish
20080010169 - Method and system for managing and displaying product images: A method and system displaying and managing images of consumer products. Plural consumer products are selected to display in a virtual display environment. A layout for the selected plural consumer products is determined. An image of a shelf layout on which consumer products are displayed is created. The created image... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20080010171 - Method for distributing inventory information in a communication system: A method for using a click-thru interface to facilitate on-line sales of products and services. The method includes receiving inventory information from a plurality of distributors. The inventory information describes a number of products maintained by the distributors. A service provider in communication with the distributors maintains a core database... Agent: Kevin H. Fortin, Esq.
20080010170 - Multi-tier inventory visibility: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to inventory management and provide a method, system and computer program product for multi-tier inventory visibility. In one embodiment of the invention, a multi-tier inventory management data processing system can include an inventory management system coupled to one... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080010176 - Bonus depreciation record and proposal system: A system has been invented that enables recording and proposing bonus depreciations, with a variety of advantageous features. The system enables a computing device to receive user-defined bonus depreciations, receive records of assets, and propose values for the bonus depreciations as applied to the assets. Bonus depreciations may be recorded... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080010178 - Centralized property tax management system: A central system and a method for the management of property-related taxes for a plurality of properties. Each of the property-related taxes are payable to one of a plurality of taxation authorities each having an electronically accessible information system. Taxes for each of the properties are paid by at least... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080010177 - Income tax revenue generator: A system and method by which additional income revenue is identified and paid to a taxing authority without any direct cost to the taxing authority. In particular, the government or taxing authority empowers by contract or by other arrangement a contracting control entity to oversee the audit of entities or... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20080010179 - Charging for offnet sessions between an ims network and a legacy network: Communication networks and methods are disclosed for providing charging for offnet sessions between an IMS network and a legacy network. The IMS network generates a charging ID for the session and includes the charging ID in charging records that are generated for the session. The IMS network also transmits the... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20080010221 - Derivative products: Methods, systems and apparatuses are described for processing and clearing derivatives products with a digital outcome and a plurality of constituents. A computer system configured to process and clear derivative products can accept initial and adjusted performance bonds from buyers and sellers, and adjust the market price of the derivative... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20080010184 - Method of providing an online secured asset system: A method of providing physical escrow of assets includes receiving a request for escrow of an asset from a securing party computer, creating a record of the asset in the vault computer, receiving the asset at a vault storage, receiving a verification of the asset and updating the record with... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20080010186 - System and method for internally matching electronic trade orders originated by a preselected group of traders: A system and method for internally matching an electronic trade order originated by a trader of a pre-selected group of traders is provided. The system includes an internal provider server including an internal order matcher function, and a gateway communicatively coupled to the internal provider server and an external host... Agent: Cynthia Smith Rts Realtime Systems, Inc.
20080010194 - Method and apparatus for financing community expenses: A method (400, 500, 600) and apparatus for financing community expenses is disclosed. According to an embodiment, the method (400, 600) includes the steps of providing (S.408, S.509, S.609) to a virtual treasurer (100) one or more amounts to be paid to one or more payees (46) and requesting (S.410,... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
20080010192 - Methods and systems for indicating a payment in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for indicating a mobile financial payment utilizing a mobile device such as a mobile telephone (cellphone) or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA). A mobile financial transaction system (MFTS) is coupled for wireless communications with a mobile device of a user and is also coupled for electronic... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010193 - Methods and systems for payment method selection by a payee in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for receiving a financial payment facilitated by use of a mobile device such as a mobile telephone (cellphone) or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA). A mobile financial transaction system (MFTS) is coupled for wireless communications with a mobile device of a user/payee, and also is coupled... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010190 - Methods and systems for payment transactions in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for conducting financial transactions in a mobile environment utilizing a mobile device such as a mobile telephone or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA) that communicates with a mobile financial transaction system (MFTS) that stores user and transaction information. The MFTS receives information on behalf of a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010191 - Methods and systems for providing a payment in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for providing a financial payment to a payee utilizing a mobile device such as a mobile telephone (cellphone) or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA). The user inputs information into the mobile device identifying a payee, a payment source for the payment, and a payment method. The... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010189 - Multiple account multiple parameter debit method, apparatus and systems for transaction processor: A transaction processor within a global financial card account is provided that enables at least two in-house and/or out-of-house available account balances to be debited in accordance to at least one ratio, and/or other parameters, such as threshold amount and remainder amount. The transaction processor also allows account-debiting parameters to... Agent: Guy Kevin Townsend
20080010197 - Enhanced municipal bidding model: A system and methods for billing by a hauler for municipal waste collection, including providing a contract between the municipality and the hauler for waste collection services with an invoicing component based on collection data recorded in a residence-specific manner. Further, providing electronic means for identifying a municipal resident responsible... Agent: Kevin M. Farrell Pierce Atwood
20080010196 - Methods and systems for viewing aggregated payment obligations in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for viewing aggregated financial obligations utilizing a mobile device such as a mobile telephone (cellphone) or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA). A mobile financial transaction system (MFTS) is coupled for wireless communications with a mobile device of a user. The MFTS is also coupled for electronic... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010201 - Apparatus, system, and method for an asset-backed purchase card: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for an asset backed purchase card. The present invention includes a house account comprising one or more assets, each of the one or more assets having a substantially continually updated spot purchase price. The invention receives funds from a consumer in exchange for... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080010200 - Systems and methods for processing payments with payment review features: Methods and systems of processing a plurality of payments. One method can include receiving the plurality of payments from a plurality of customers, the plurality of payments payable to at least one receiver, determining a first set of payments included in the plurality of payments to automatically accept based on... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080010204 - Methods and systems for making a payment via a paper check in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for making a financial payment to a payee via a paper check utilizing a mobile device such as a mobile telephone (cellphone) or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA). The mobile device communicates wirelessly with a mobile financial transaction system (MFTS) that stores user information and transaction... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010205 - Dynamically linked content creation in a secure processing environment: A method of creating content within a secure processing environment can include detecting a wiki identifier, indicating a phrase, within a parent document. The parent document can be associated with an author attribute. The method also can include searching for documents corresponding to the author attribute and that have a... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.
20080010208 - Method and apparatus for communication by a secondary user of spectrum: A method and apparatus is provided for allowing communication of a secondary communication device (105) over non-licensed spectrum. During operation a replica transmission (114) will be periodically transmitted by a base station (111) within the secondary communication system (121). This test signal is used to exercise the beacon detection apparatus... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20080010215 - Methods and systems for managing payment sources in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for selecting a payment source for use in making a mobile financial payment utilizing a mobile device such as a mobile telephone (cellphone) or wireless connected personal digital assistant (PDA). A mobile financial transaction system (MFTS) is coupled for electronic communications with one or more financial service... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080010219 - Interactive credential system and method: An interactive credential system and method. The system comprises a database containing surveyed information, an authorization code for authorizing access to the database and a control device, operatively associated with the database, for presenting weighted scores. The system further includes a surveyed party processor operatively associated with the control device,... Agent: Perret Doise A Professional Law Corporation
20080010083 - Approval technique for media content alteration: A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiment implementations may include a derivative version of the media work wherein... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080010073 - Identifier management in message transmission system: The invention provides a system for facilitating communication between two or more sites, where the system comprises an information utility operable to enable communication between a first site and a second site, and a user registration system coupled to the information utility, the user registration system operable to enable the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080010084 - Method and system for displaying customer information: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for displaying information is provided. The method includes providing an identity information section, a product information section, and a notes section. The method also includes identifying a plurality of categories of transaction information associated with the particular one of the customers.... Agent: Raman N. Dewan Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20080010080 - Method for designing an oral pet product using biometric analysis: Methods are provided for designing an oral dog product that is safe and functionally effective for a class of dogs. A product is formulated and/or shaped based on biometric analysis of the capabilities of the class of dogs.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080010077 - Method for the automatic determination of an end value: A method for the automatic determination of an end value that has a lower calculability than that of the prior art, in order to minimize operating errors and to maximize emotional participation. The method has the steps: start with a start value and wait for an input signal; on receipt... Agent: Notaro And Michalos
20080010078 - Methods and systems for electronically representing records of obligations: Methods and systems for electronically representing records of obligations are provided. The records are stored such that content describing an obligation from an obligor to an obligee is unalterable, identifiable as current and authentic, and non-repudiable. Transfers of ownership of the obligation may also be controlled and recorded using the... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20080010082 - System and method for business process management: A method for monitoring a business process, comprising modeling the business process to obtain a business process model including IT activities and non-IT activities; auto-defining an activity state dependency table for the non-IT activities; monitoring states of said IT activities; and monitoring, by referring to said activity state dependency table,... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20080010076 - System and method for creating dynamic electronic publications: A method for creating a dynamic electronic publication comprises importing one or more data assets into a publication design environment and identifying one or more features associated with one or more of the data assets. Each data asset and any features associated with each data asset are converted to a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080010088 - Adverse drug reaction reduction: Apparatus is provided, including an adverse drug reaction (ADR) control server (3) including a processor and a data port. The server is configured to receive from a user (20), via the data port, in a first interaction with the user, a list of one or more current medications, and to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080010089 - Medical care administration system and method: A medical care administration system that continuously provides accurate identifications of what medical care orders are due for administration in a medical care facility. The system uses a services oriented architecture to provide an interface with a pharmacy. The architecture provides message formats and respective data definitions in a web... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20080010090 - Method and system for gainsharing of physician services: The invention relates to a method and system of physician economic performance evaluation in which the relative medical difficulty associated with patients admitted by a particular physician is determined and, given that measurement, judgments made concerning the relative amount of inpatient resources that the physician required. Also, one application of... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay, & Bruneau, P.A.
20080010087 - Referral coordination systems and methods: The present invention provides improved systems and methods for coordinating and processing referrals for products and/or services such as medical treatments. Embodiments of the present invention provide novel systems that allow referring entities to efficiently process and approve referrals electronically. Some embodiments allow a provider to select the reimbursement document... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080010094 - Distribution of health information for providing health related services: A method for storage and access to patient information over a payment processing network is disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes collecting medical information from various medical institutions via a payment processing network, storing the collected medical information at a central location, and providing, upon request, specific medical information... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080010096 - Determination of healthcare coverage using a payment account: Healthcare insurance coverage is determined using an account within a payment processing system. A transmission addressed to the payment processing system is formed including an account number of an account associated with the payment processing system, a description of a healthcare related commodity rendered to a patient deriving healthcare insurance... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080010095 - Longevity insurance: The present invention provides a life insurance product known as longevity insurance. Longevity insurance mitigates longevity risk, the risk that an individual will outlive his or her assets. More specifically, the purchase of longevity insurance guarantees an individual a predetermined, periodic income payment for the life of the purchaser. The... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20080010099 - Method and apparatus for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and one seller: A seller server receives an offer which specifies a type of product (e.g. a seat on a flight), at least one condition (e.g. destination and date of departure), and an offer price specified by a buyer. The seller server also receives an associated payment identifier that specifies a financial account,... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080010097 - System and method for risk adjusted cost index measurements for health care providers: An improved method of evaluating and comparing the cost-effectiveness of healthcare providers across a wide spectrum of specialties and health conditions of their patients. The method includes the steps of determining criteria for determining a provider's relative cost-effectiveness at providing healthcare at a reasonable cost, and then applying those criteria... Agent: Carr LLP
20080010105 - Apparatus and method for an internet based computer reservation booking system: The present invention is a software product that provides merchants that sell time-slot inventories tools to capitalize on the Internet revolution. The present invention enables the creation of web-sites for merchants with a built-in web-based reservation booking system. This offers customers the on-line benefits of access, selection and immediacy in... Agent: James W. Rose
20080010106 - System and method for web-based sports event scheduling: A system and methods are provided for communication between entities that need to coordinate on scheduling events. Communication between schedulers, such as coaches, athletic administrators or organization administrators who may be in charge of a multiplicity of sports or activities at institutions, such as colleges or universities, who need to... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20080010110 - Gathering data concerning publication usage: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20080010108 - Market research analysis method: A method is provided of predicting changes in market share, in the form of Preference Shares, in a market associated with proposed performance changes. The initial step is to provide a set of market research data suitable for CVA, including current market share data. The next step is to perform... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080010111 - Managing system and portable terminal device: The present invention is constructed to comprise a second storage unit which can store second progress state information that is formed by registering work progress information indicating work progress performed to the plurality of work subjects in association with each work subject; a reading unit which can read the first... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080010153 - Computer network provided digital content under an advertising and revenue sharing basis, such as music provided via the internet with time-shifted advertisements presented by a client resident application: A system for providing digital content to users under an advertising and revenue sharing basis. The system may provide music to users via the Internet, in combination with time-shifted advertisements presented by an application that resides on the user's computer. The system receives digital advertisements from advertisers and digital content... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080010158 - Dynamic browse and server governors using advertisement configuration data sets: A microbrowser such as web-enabled wireless telephones and personal digital assistants allows a user to configure types of objects to be blocked from download including object memory consumption, display area, download time, and restrictions on animated images and executable scripts. Microbrowser state conditions such as battery level and network connection... Agent: Robert H. Frantz
20080010159 - Ev method and system for paying and qualifying audiences: An expected value system for paying and qualifying audiences (EVSPQ) is an online database system for paying EV payments to users for their attention, provided they meet specified conditions. Advertisers post EV payment offers that recipient users accept. In an EVSPQ for paying “realbuyers” (EVSPQ-RB) a qualifying condition of payment... Agent: Michael Rossides
20080010152 - Fund raising via real estate referral fees: A method, system, or computer program product for non-profit organization fund raising via real estate referral fees. A requested URL associated with a first hyperlink in a first Web page corresponding to a URL of a first entity is received. In response to the requested URL, a second Web page... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080010113 - System and method for a multi-level affinity network: A method for administering a benefits network includes receiving transaction information from a provider that includes information about a transaction between the provider and a member, executing a benefit algorithm configured to determine a benefit resulting from the transaction, transferring transaction information to the provider that includes information about the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080010161 - Method for using a sensor to register a biometric for use with a transponder-reader system related applications: A method for registering biometric information for use in a transponder-reader system is disclosed. The method includes steps of detecting, verifying and storing a proffered biometric sample. During detecting, a sensor detects a proffered biometric to obtain a biometric sample. During the verifying step, the biometric sample is compared with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080010166 - Auto adaptive anomaly detection system for streams: A computer-implemented method and system for detecting fraud in electronic commerce traffic are disclosed. A global conversion rate is defined that represents activity related to a purchase made or proxy activity executed during electronic commerce traffic to a commercial website that is indicative of non-fraud activity. Subsets of the electronic... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20080010168 - Image processing system and ordering system: The image processing system identifies a subject person corresponding to accompanying information based on consistency between the accompanying information and subject information and carries out image composition associating the accompanying information with a position of the subject person in a corresponding photographed image. The ordering system includes a first information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080010164 - Method and system for the network-based offering of goods, services and/or other items of value: A system and method for offering goods, services, and/or other items of value to a user via a network includes displaying a selection of online shops to the user on a website visited by the user. The selection of the online shops depends on at least one predeterminable criterion assignable... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080010167 - Virtual-product presentation system: Apparatus and methods for virtually presenting a product for purchase by a consumer. The product has one of the following characteristics: vibrations, a mass, a texture, a smell and a temperature. A memory stores a representation of a characteristic of the product. The representation is retrieved on demand from a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20080010174 - Method for recycle management of product: The movement of products, information and costs is efficiently managed at low cost in the collection and recycling of home products. A system is provided where, for managing the flow of collection and recycling of home products, required information is managed between a center which manages the whole, a collection... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080010173 - Rental inventory management: Managing rental items using hierarchical storage locations without putting away returned items. One method comprises receiving units of a rental item at a processing facility. Each of two or more local storage locations is associated with a different successively longer time period of subsequent processing for that storage location. The... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20080010172 - Traceability system: A traceability system for managing traceability information within production chains, where the production chain is modelled as a set of transfers of contents between uniquely identified containers. All containers have a globally unique, unchanging identifier. Containers have their identifiers permanently attached in a form such as a barcode label or... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20080010175 - Accounting system, accounting method and accounting program: A technology for achieving an environment for use of an image processing apparatus meeting the needs of users is provided. An accounting system for carrying out accounting in accordance with an image process in an image processing apparatus comprises: a function use judging unit for judging whether a first function... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20080010181 - Dynamic asset allocation using stochastic dynamic programming: A system and method are disclosed for capturing the full dynamic and multi-dimensional nature of the asset allocation problem through applications of stochastic dynamic programming and stochastic programming techniques. The system and method provide a novel approach to asset allocation and based on stochastic dynamic programming and Monte Carlo sampling... Agent: William C. Milks, Iii Russo & Hale LLP
20080010180 - Trust information management system: A system includes a database including data for at least one trust and at least one bond, the data of at least one bond being associated with at least one trust holding at least one bond, the data of the at least one trust including at least floater data, and... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080010182 - Bidding for energy supply to resellers and their customers: An auction service is provided that stimulates competition between energy suppliers (i.e., electric power or natural gas). A bidding moderator (Moderator) receives offers from competing suppliers specifying the economic terms each is willing to offer to resellers or customers of resellers for estimated quantities of electric power or gas supply... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20080010187 - Controlling implied markets during a stop loss trigger: A system mitigates the effects of a market spike caused by the triggering and the election of a conditional order in an automated matching system. Conditional orders submitted to a trading engine are evaluated to compare a price of an order to a predetermined price range. Matching of the orders... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080010183 - Electronic trading system: An electronic trading system is described in which risk premiums are stored for each participant in respect of other participants. These risk premiums are added or otherwise applied to the prices on orders, for the purposes of matching orders to make trades and for providing market data to participants. The... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080010185 - Method and system for distributing receivables: The method and system of the invention is directed to a process for the optional acquisition of receivables. The method of the invention, which may be characterized as an Optional Purchase Commitment (“OPC”) is a process by which a potential grantee, for example a buyer, may pay for the right,... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20080010188 - Method and apparatus for predicting outcomes of a home equity line of credit: A method and apparatus are described where account information is used to predict possible outcomes of a HELOC. To predict the possible outcomes, HELOC account state transition probabilities are modeled. The transition probabilities, determined by historic data regression analysis, provide the framework for a Monte Carlo simulation. The simulation is... Agent: Ketan S. Vakil Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
20080010195 - Power failure compensation method of laundry room machine and machine therefor: The present invention discloses a power failure compensation method for a laundry room machine that includes a payment device for collecting a payment for operating a laundry room machine, and an interface for communicating with a communicator. The method includes: a) detecting power failure by determining whether or not a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20080010199 - Construction payment management system and method with budget reconciliation features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. One method embodying the invention can include electronically creating a primary budget for a construction project including at least one first line item, electronically assigning the at least one first line item to a participant of the construction project, electronically... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080010198 - System for and method of providing financial and transaction management services over a network: A system for and method of providing integrated financial and transaction management services over a network are described. One method of the system includes aggregating commercial transaction information associated with a commercial transaction and including images to a central server computer configured to be accessed by a remote device, communicating... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080010202 - System and method for funding a collective account by use of an electronic tag: A system and method for funding a collective account via aggregating usage of electronic tags is disclosed. The system and method promotes the use of electronic tags, and the funding of collective accounts that may be associated with charitable or other philanthropic causes. Further benefits may be realized by replenishing... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080010203 - Purchasing alert methods and apparatus: Systems and techniques for receiving transaction information at an authentication system. The transaction information may be processed using different rule sets, based on the financial instrument used for the transaction (for example, a particular credit card, debit card, bank account, brokerage account, and the like). One or more alerts may... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20080010207 - Information delivery system, node device, method to issue unrestricted data, and the like: The present invention is to provide an information delivery system including a plurality of node devices enabled to mutually communicate via a network where the authentication processing regarding issuance of request data to release restriction for playback of each of delivery information pieces is performed by a plurality of node... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080010206 - Privacy protection system and method: A method and system for asserting control over and protecting the privacy of individuals' personal and transactional information, to prevent unauthorized use thereof, and permit limited use thereof, with compensation, to the extent permitted the individual. Privacy notices are given in printed and electronic form to other parties involved in... Agent: Schwegman,lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20080010209 - Method for managing user domain in digital rights management and system thereof: A method for managing a specific domain (or user domain), for example leaving the domain by a specific device after fully returning a Rights Object (RO) taken by the specific device, instead of deactivating the RO, when leaving the specific domain, the method in which the device desiring to leave... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080010211 - Backup, refund and restore of postal device funds: Systems, apparatuses and methods for restoring data related to funds for franking mail on a postal device in response to a hardware failure. A postal device may include a memory for storing funds data. For example, an ascending register may store the amount of funds charged by franking mail or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080010210 - Method and arrangement for variably generating cryptographic securities in a host device: In a method and arrangement for variable generation of cryptographic securities of communications in a host device, for cryptographic security of a communication for a first purpose a first signature is used and for cryptographic security of a communication for a second purpose a second signature is used, the signatures... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080010212 - System and method for storing metering data while increasing memory endurance: Methodology and corresponding apparatus ensure the integrity of utility metering data during power outages while providing improved memory integrity. An initial step includes determining and storing an energy top value that is representative of metered energy, and also includes establishing an update pattern. Accumulated energy is then monitored until a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20080010213 - Remittance method and system for services: Tokens containing a unique identification code that allow admission or access to entertainment or personal services are sold and distributed. A seller-distributor node oil a global computer network affects transactions that exchange tokens for payment. The tokens represent remittance for services provided by a plurality of service providers. For each... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20080010214 - System for biometric security using a smartcard: The present invention discloses a system and methods for biometric security using biometrics in a smartcard-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 smartcard configured with a... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080010216 - Process and system for data transmission: The present invention relates to a process and a system for data transmission. Authentication data and an electronic key are generated, whereby the electronic key is stored as assigned to the authentication data. At least part of the electronic key is transmitted by means of an authentication module of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080010217 - Online card present transaction: An online card-present transaction system facilitates card-present type transactions with a merchant over a public network. A host system is configured to accept authentication data from a user via an authentication device. The host system, after authenticating a user is configured to retrieve the user's account information from a user... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080010218 - Electronic signature security system: One embodiment of the invention enhances the security of electronic signatures during transmission. A peripheral device, which may be located remotely and separate from a host processing system, captures the signature. The peripheral device then binds the signature to the particular transaction record and transmits it to the host processing... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC
20080010220 - Online card present transaction: An online card-present transaction system facilitates card-present type transactions with a merchant over a public network. A host system is configured to accept authentication data from a user via an authentication device. The host system, after authenticating a user is configured to retrieve the user's account information from a user... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080010222 - Marketing operation supporting server, program and estimate returning method: Marketing operation supporting system wherein a response for estimation may be returned as plural factors including circumstances of the client and the order receiving side and the future prospect. A marketing operation supporting server 30 includes a DB for correction 42 in addition to a DB for estimation 41 that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080010223 - Shipping charge calculation system and method: A software module is implemented on a web site to calculate shipping rates based on different formulas and equations which will be beneficial to an operator of an e-commerce web site by increasing gross profit from shipping charges. This shipping charge calculation method may be implemented on select e-commerce store... Agent: North Oaks Patent Agency
20080010224 - Method of storing and distributing regulated goods: A segregated area for the storage of regulated goods is subleased or otherwise acquired from the operator of a warehouse that is used to store unregulated goods. The segregated area can be manned with support personnel, and appropriately isolated or otherwise separated from the remainder of the host warehouse in... Agent: Ted M. AnthonyPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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