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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination February patents and inventions 02/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080052092 - A method for use with a wedding dress: There is a great need for an approach to facilitate hair and makeup preparations and selection and purchase of accessories, despite the unavailability a wedding dress. The methods of the current invention present a solution though the use of a substantially similar stand-in for the top portion of a wedding... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
20080052099 - Entertainment diversion during real estate review: A method of enhancing personal reviews of available real estate which includes providing a vehicle that includes individually selectable entertainment for passengers in the vehicle. This provides a pleasant diversion during travel between real estate locations to facilitate such reviews and enhance the personal real estate review experience.... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20080052090 - Method and device for the individual, location-independent designing of images, cards and similar: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the individual, location-independent design of pictures, cards and similar items, especially postcards. In contrast to conventional methods, systems and appliances for creating cards, photos and similar items, the invention creates the possibility of viewing and selecting the virtually finished product... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
20080052097 - Method for economic valuation in seismic to simulation workflows: A method is disclosed for performing economic calculations in petro-technical workflows, comprising: designing an economic model including, building and running an economic calculation, the building and running step including, opening an economics dialog box, clicking an economics calculation tab in the economics dialog box, clicking a settings tab in the... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions Attn: Danita Maseles, Patent Counsel
20080052096 - Method of merchandising complementary medallions: A method of marketing complementary medallions optimizing customer selection and minimizing merchant inventory, stocking and display space requirements.... Agent: Charles L. Schwab Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20080052093 - Methods and apparatus for operating an intermodel facility: Methods and apparatus to operate an intermodal facility are disclosed. In the method described herein, a carrier enters into a contractual agreement with a separate intermodal facility owner to have exclusive use of the intermodal facility. Alternatively, a rail-to-truck and/or truck-to-rail intermodal facility owner may provide non-exclusive use to multiple... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080052091 - Secure near field transaction: A managed service may include first logic to receive identification information from a mobile device and send an authorization to a transaction device indicating that the mobile device is identified, the identified mobile device to participate in a transaction with the transaction device. The first logic may receive payment information... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080052095 - System and method for facilitating a low cost real estate transaction using a multiple listing service (mls): A system and method for reducing the cost of a real estate transaction while still employing a real estate agent, and still listing properties on websites disallowing the general public to list property for sale (or for lease) directly. Communication between seller and buyer is encouraged and payments to the... Agent: Steven Neil
20080052094 - Water dispensing systems and methods: A system for dispensing water comprises a water processing system comprising an input connected to receive water from a water supply system and an output configured to dispense a metered amount of processed water, the water processing system defining a closed path between the input and the output, a control... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20080052112 - Clinical trial data processing and monitoring system: A patient image data processing system comprises a first validation processor for parsing a message conveying patient medical image data from an image provider to identify image metadata indicating first characteristics of the image. The first validation processor performs a first comparison by comparing the metadata with configuration data indicating... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080052110 - Referral system: A referral service system includes a user interface receiving, at a service location of a service provider, information identifying a referred entity. The service provider is a specialist or general practitioner in a professional field or trade that involves routinely rendering non-referral related services to persons seeking those services, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080052113 - System, method, and article of manufacture for managing a health and human services regional network: A method and health information exchange system for health and human care providers providing shared community health information records on individuals and their related household members in a secured relational database that is fully HIPAA compliant are disclosed. The system gathers a broad range of medical, epidemiological, and demographic information... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20080052126 - Database system, program, image retrieving method, and report retrieving method: In a plurality of pieces of single report structured data that is stored in a structured database in a diagnosis information database, character information constructing a radiological report describing detailed information of image data is added as metadata for search to the image data. For example, only by designating image... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080052125 - Patient tracking systems for maintaining the contact information of enrollees in a clinical study: One of the inventions relates a method for maintaining the contact information of an enrollee in a clinical study while maintaining the anonymity of the enrollee from the clinical study sponsor. The method includes: (1) obtaining contact information for the enrollee in the clinical study; (2) entering the contact information... Agent: William Douglas Hare
20080052127 - System and method for providing electronic medical records: A system and method for collecting, aggregating and providing electronic medical records is presented. A patient enters information regarding medical services providers to a medical records service as part of a digital medical profile. The patient further submits a records authorization authorizing the release of the patient's medical records to... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20080052140 - Distributed media planning and advertising campaign management: A user can audition creatives with in a snapshot of a proposed web page of a publisher website in the local application. Multiple snapshots of proposed pages for placement may be downloaded from publisher web sites and stored in a local library. The user can replace existing advertisements or other... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20080052139 - Event driven diagramming method for project planning: An instantaneous, event driven diagramming method is provided which identifies discrete events within various activities performed during the course of a project and interrelates such events, where applicable, according to the timing and/or functional relationship between such events. An event driven diagram generated in accordance with the method of this... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.
20080052138 - Systems and methods for streamlining the provisioning of wireless applications in an organization: Systems and methods for streamlining the procurement and provisioning of devices, services, and applications are described. At least one embodiment includes a method comprising receiving a request from a member associated with an organization, the request operable to select at least one application to be executed on at least one... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080052143 - Sales plan evaluation support system: A technique is provided that supports making evaluations of impact on a business performance indicator, which varies depending on timing at which a change of plan is decided. A sales plan evaluation support system, includes: a unit which obtains master information that includes a sales plan of a product and... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080052154 - Advertising system: A system and method for controlling display of advertisements in a communication network. The system comprises a central system comprising a central server, a central database and a control module controlling ordering and time scheduling of advertisements to be displayed in advertisement campaigns in a digital medium, wherein each advertisement... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20080052164 - Gift card services for mobile devices: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for gift card services. In general, data characterizing a request to provide a merchant credit service to an intended recipient is received and a message to be sent to the intended recipient is generated, where the message characterizes a phone number to call... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20080052153 - Method and apparatus for facilitating targeted advertising: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that performs targeted advertising based on expenditure-related information from a financial application. During operation, the system first obtains the expenditure-related information from the financial application. Next, the system uses the expenditure-related information to select one or more advertisements to display to... Agent: Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080052155 - Method and system of campaign management with code: e
20080052156 - Method for delivering targeted web advertisements and user annotations to a web page: The invention is a method for delivering targeted web advertising to internet users via a network capable of rating, annotating, linking, meta-tagging and otherwise annotating any definable data accessible through a global computer network. The system is comprised of a graphical user interface (GUI), a database, and software to connect... Agent: Peter S. Canelias Law Offices Of Peter S. Canelias
20080052152 - Methods and system for search engine revenue maximization in internet advertising: A method for improving Search Engine revenues from advertisements by selecting and displaying advertisements from a portfolio of advertisements that are likely to attract user traffic while maximizing the expected Search Engine revenues. Conventionally, each sponsored advertisement in the Search Engine portfolio is associated with one or more keywords from... Agent: Michael De Angeli Attorney At Law
20080052151 - Selecting advertisements based on serving area and map area: Methods and systems for selecting advertisements to present to a user of a computing device are provided. An advertisement system selects advertisements to display to a user based on the serving area of candidate advertisements. The advertisement system selects those candidate advertisements whose serving area encompasses the user's current location.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080052167 - System and method for generating and distributing financial service fee: The present invention provides a method and system that allows a payment service provider to provide incentives to clients based not only on the level of use of the payment services by the clients themselves, but also based on efforts by clients to promote use by others of the payment... Agent: The Hecker Law Group
20080052166 - System and method for placement of local advertisements in national publications: Advertisement information and subscriber profiles received from a publisher together with subscriber characteristics received from an advertising buyer are analyzed to provide a publication subscriber recommendation for the advertising buyer. The subscriber recommendation facilitates targeted advertising to selected publication subscribers.... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP
20080052157 - System and method of dynamically managing an advertising campaign over an internet protocol based television network: A method of dynamically managing an advertising campaign over an internet protocol based television network, the method comprising the steps of: customizing the advertising campaign based on predetermined customization parameters; in response to customizing, providing a budgeting information for the advertising campaign based on budgeting parameters and displaying a content... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20080052150 - Systems and methods for media planning, ad production, and ad placement for radio: Methods and systems for generating a radio media plan for a radio advertiser. The approach may include storing rate card information of a plurality of radio media properties; storing information regarding radio audience reached by the radio media properties; storing information regarding the radio advertiser; generating a media plan for... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20080052173 - Fast food wrapping and delivery system and method for the same: The fast food wrapping and delivery method and system use an ink jet printer that can print patterns in either obverse form and reverse form to print a food order and nutrition information of a food on a food container in real-time. When a POS system receives the food order... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080052176 - Payment device to allow an automated means for ordering and payment by food establishment patrons: A method for paying at a food establishment that begins with a patron identifying a payment point at a consumption station of a food establishment. The payment point provides the patron an invoice of purchased items. A patron can then use a payment artifact to initiate a transaction with the... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20080052179 - Functional pricing for computer internet market: A method and system of conducting sales over the computer internet where the prices of the merchandises are dynamic functions of time instead of static rational numbers. In one embodiment, this method and system is a free market place that's able to conduct single-unit or multiple-unit sales of products and... Agent: Lauson & Schewe LLP
20080052181 - Integrated system for providing user services: Active forms are intended to replace paper forms to increase the efficiency of workflow within an organization. In addition to replacing paper forms, the basic nature of active forms makes them well suited for use in systems that encompass multiple organizations. The invention consists of improved methods and systems using... Agent: Sameh Michaiel
20080052182 - Method and system to accept and settle transaction payments for an unbanked consumer: A system and method is provided to accept and settle transaction payments for an unbanked consumer. A consumer initiates a transaction with a merchant, and the merchant may transmit transaction information to a central processing unit using an initiating processing unit. The central processing unit may generate a unique transaction... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian
20080052184 - Systems and methods for product authentication and warranty verification for online auction houses: The example embodiments herein relate to the field of electronic registration (ER) of purchased products and, more particularly, to an improved electronic registration system which enables online buyers and sellers (e.g. those participating in online auctions) to take advantage of the benefits associated with ER systems. The ER techniques enable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20080052180 - Transaction system with centralized data storage and authentication: A centralized transaction system including a server communicating with client workstations and remote devices. The system includes a server communicating with a terminal, a remote device, and a workstation. Both customers and vendors access the server through a workstation to set up and maintain information on the server and to... Agent: Knox Patents
20080052193 - Integrated communication systems and methods for purpose of product presentation and direct sales: A system to automatically consolidate and standardize different digitized product offers of various companies on the basis of a fully integrated process chain to automatically and on the basis of a fully integrated process chain, collectively communicate and market the product offers to end-users via various media retaining the product... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & D'alessandro, LLC
20080052199 - Computer system and method for selecting applicable documents based on dependency to products: In an embodiment, inventories are received from clients, and the inventories identify products that are installed at the clients. In response to a request from a client, a document is selected based on a dependency indication. In an embodiment, the document is selected if the dependency indication indicates the document... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20080052203 - Design and management of an online environment that serves hierarchical community networks: An online environment for creating community networks using a hierarchical architecture to create groups in a given community network where users can organize and manage activities, communications, and payments, and develop links to other groups, and develop mutually-beneficial relationships with merchants in the local or group-related communities is described.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20080052198 - Electronic shelf labels, electronic shelf label system server, electronic shelf label system: The electronic shelf label displays, for each size, the inventory quantity, together with commercial item detailed information that includes the commercial item name and the price of each commercial item that is placed at a commercial item shelf position to which the electronic shelf label is attached. The configurations also... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080052202 - Method and apparatus for mapping content descriptions to reusable containers: A method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for mapping a content description to a container. The process identifies a container placed in a storage unit to form an identified container. The identified container includes an unidentified content. The process displays a set of predictive content descriptions for the unidentified... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080052200 - Method and apparatus for monitoring depletion of an item: A computer implemented method, apparatus, system, and computer usable program code for monitoring a real-time depletion of an item in a storage unit. A controller identifies an item placed in the storage unit to form an identified item. The controller detects a change in mass sensor data from a mass... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080052201 - Method and apparatus for tracking usage of an item within a storage unit using location sensors: A method, apparatus, system, and computer usable program product for identifying a usage of an item in a storage unit. The process identifies an item in the storage unit to form an identified item. The process determines a location of the identified item based on location data received from a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080052206 - System and method for billing users for communicating over a communications network: A system and method for billing a user of a communications network. The method may include accessing network usage information associated with a user, where the network usage information may include information indicative of the user communicating data packets including real-time content and non-real-time content over a packet network operated... Agent: Patton Boggs, L.L.P.
20080052208 - System, method, and computer program product for processing payments: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for verifying payment data related to payments sent from a payor to a biller and/or accelerating posting of such payments. More particularly, a system is provided for receiving payment data related to a payment sent... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20080052207 - Systems and methods for issuing and servicing a low credit risk weight sovereign debt security: Systems and methods for the issuance of low-risk debt securities, referred to as LITE Securities, in exchange for high-risk debt securities which have been issued by an emerging-market sovereign government in the global capital market and which have been purchased by an investor which resides in the sovereign government's country.... Agent: Smetrix Financial Renan Paglin
20080052248 - Investment allocation system, analysis module and method thereof: An investment allocation system, analysis module and method thereof for allocation of a total investment are disclosed. The investment allocation system comprises an input module, an analysis module and a allotment amount computation mode. The input module is used to input the historical data of a benchmark asset and multiple... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080052249 - Investment allocation system, analysis module and method thereof: An investment allocation system, analysis module and method thereof for allocation of a total investment are disclosed. The investment allocation system comprises an input module, an analysis module and a allotment amount computation mode. The input module is used to input the historical data of a benchmark asset and multiple... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080052250 - Investment allocation system, analysis module and method thereof: An investment allocation system, analysis module and method thereof for allocation of a total investment are disclosed. The investment allocation system comprises an input module, an analysis module and a allotment amount computation mode. The input module is used to input the historical data of a benchmark asset and multiple... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080052215 - Online omnibus trading system: A trading system comprised of a multiplicity of entities each of which trades securities, among other instruments, presents itself to prime brokers and clearing entities as single account for all purposes, including trading, clearing and reconciliation, thereby creating an omnibus online system to provide the benefits of such prime broker... Agent: James D. Fornari, Esq. C/o Gersten Savage LLP
20080052216 - System and method for determining used vehicle market values for use in hedging risks associated with used vehicle futures contracts: A method and system of generating a market settlement value for use with settlement of vehicle futures contracts traded on a commodities exchange. The system comprises a data repository that stores vehicle data files, a history filter operatively connected to the data repository and configured to filter select vehicle data... Agent: Arthur W. Johnson
20080052214 - System and method for securities borrowing and lending: Disclosed is a an electronic system for equities securities lending and financing. In particular, the disclosed system provides a hub for electronic financial transactions such as securities borrowing and lending and facilitates the ability of borrowers and lenders to locate suitable counterparties and engage in direct negotiations in a securities... Agent: Wayne C. Jaeschke, Jr. Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080052224 - Method for guaranteeing a peer-to-peer loan: Guaranteed peer-to-peer lending in which loan payments between a borrower and a lender include an allocation to an account of a guarantor includes in one aspect a selection of borrower classes including a guaranteed class made available by a server to a first client machine. The server receives from lenders... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080052226 - Utilizing phrase tokens in transactions: A system and method for facilitating transactions utilizing phrase tokens are provided. Individual entities can be associated with unambiguous transaction phrase tokens, such as multiple word phrases. The transaction phrase tokens are associated with transaction accounts by a service provider such that the entities can complete a transaction without having... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080052229 - Automated loan repayment system and method: Systems and methods for automated loan repayment involve utilizing consumer payment authorization, clearing, and settlement systems to allow a merchant to reduce an outstanding loan amount. After a customer identifier (e.g., a credit, debit, smart, charge, payment, etc. card account number) is accepted as payment from the customer, information related... Agent: Gerald T. Bodner. Esq. Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20080052231 - Transaction system: Transaction systems are disclosed that enable a customer to obtain services from a service provider via any of a variety of communication systems on a direct fee basis. The transaction system can be independent of the communication system used to complete the transaction and the billing system used to provide... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20080052241 - User input streaming media purchase system: A media appliance for receiving streaming media content from the Internet includes a user activatable buy button to permit user purchase of selected media content. User operation of the buy button communicates with a media materials agent to obtain identification of the media content and determine the availability of a... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20080052242 - Systems and methods for exchanging graphics between communication devices: Systems and methods are provided for distributing graphic assets among users of personal communication devices. The graphic assets may include, for example, an avatar and/or avatar accessories used to exchange messages over cellular telephones. A method includes providing an authorized first user with an authoring version of the graphic asset.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20080052246 - Developing and sustaining capabilities of a business: A business wishes to improve its capabilities by developing and sustaining its communities of practice. A business model is provided having components and attributes for various levels of each component. The community is assessed based on the attributes. A community development roadmap is developed of activities for improving the level... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080052101 - Apparatuses, methods, and systems for building a risk evaluation product: The present disclosure describes an approach to constructing and implementing risk rating products that provides a number of advantages. Instead of hard-coding attributes of a risk rating scheme, which requires the assistance of a trained programming specialist for any modifications, adjustments, or new products, the present invention provides a set... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080052098 - Automation and streamlining of recruiting and background screening via bi-directional communication and process integration: A system includes an integration framework proxy and an integration framework. The integration framework proxy and the integration framework provide for integration of an applicant tracking system with a background screening system. Such integration permits bidirectional communication between the applicant tracking system and the background screening system to occur.... Agent: St. George & Carnegie
20080052104 - Group content substitution in media works: 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 embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080052107 - Method of user surf list: A virtual network resource infrastructure for hosting and managing a plurality of e-malls and each e-mall uses the virtual network resource infrastructure for offering e-commerce solution and the hosting of: e-shops, e-distributors and web sites. Also, on-line foreign language interface translation and interface exchange. Further having satellite e-malls with e-services... Agent: John Almeida
20080052109 - Proximal advertising using hand-held communication devices: A system for commercial promotion has a first computerized appliance enabled for data reception on a close-proximity wireless local area network (LAN) having a limited effective range, and for providing received data in a human-understandable form to a user of the first appliance, and a second computerized appliance enabled for... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20080052105 - Real-time navigation system for mobile environment: A system and method for providing navigational information to a user connected in real-time, such as through a wireless telephone, PDA, or other device. The system provides navigational information to the user in the form most useful to the user, such as according to landmarks, or the number of blocks... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20080052103 - Selection of individuals from a pool of candidates in a competition system: An integrated highly automated competition system allows for selection of one or more competition winners. Documents can be submitted electronically or by hardcopy. Document submissions are checked against databases to determine duplicate existence by a variety of information extracted from the documents. Candidates are filtered by one or more filters... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080052108 - System and method for activating a communication device at a point of sale: Methods of activating a communication device are disclosed. These methods may comprise receiving at a central processor an authorization request from a merchant terminal at the merchant store to authorize activation of a communication device, the central processor being in selective communication with the merchant terminal and a communications service... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080052102 - System and method for collecting and normalizing entitlement data within an enterprise: A compliance manager system automates monitoring, reporting, certification and remediation of user entitlements and roles, making it possible for organizations to easily establish a sustainable access governance model. The system enables organizations to gain enterprise-wide visibility into all user entitlements and roles and, in particular, to monitor who has access... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20080052106 - Systems and methods wherein a security deposit facilitates a transaction in which a benefit is applied in exchange for performance of a task: Systems and methods are provided wherein a security deposit is used to facilitate a transaction with a customer. It is arranged for a benefit to be applied to the transaction in exchange for a future performance of a task by the customer. For example, a subsidy provider may offer to... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052100 - Tax efficient business organizations: Methods for minimizing tax burdens are described that involve establishing (or converting) and structuring two business entities; first, a corporate entity (S-Corp or C-Corp), and second, an LLC (or similar partnership taxed entity) both of which business entities are owned, directly or indirectly, by a group of business owners. The... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC
20080052114 - Computational systems and methods related to nutraceuticals: The present disclosure relates to computational systems and methods related to nutraceuticals.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080052119 - Computerized medical diagnostic and treatment advice system: A system and method for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a telephone network. Two new authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052115 - Computerized medical information system: A system for managing electronic medical records, including: (a) an originator facility, having: data sources storing data segments in different formats; and a data encoder configured to construct a consolidated electronic medical record from the data segments, the data encoder being configured to attach a unique identification tag to the... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP
20080052120 - Disease management system and health assessment method: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052116 - Disease management system and method: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052122 - Disease management system and method: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052118 - Disease management system and method including permission database: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052123 - Disease management system and method including preview mode: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052121 - Disease management system operating on a network: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052117 - Medical decision auditing method and system: A method for monitoring a medical related decision made by a medical professional includes providing access to a plurality of databases. Each of the plurality of databases contains medical related information and rules governing medical care. The method also includes receiving medical analysis information from the medical professional. The medical... Agent: Mark R. Malek, Esquire The Torpy Group, P.l .
20080052111 - System and method for providing a personal health summary: A system and method provide consumer personal health summaries to consumers and medical professionals and includes receiving a set of search criteria; and retrieving one or more personal health summaries based on said set of search criteria, wherein the at least one personal health summary comprises claim data.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080052132 - Disease management system and method including therapeutic alterations permission level: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052130 - Disease management system and method including therapy optimization: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052124 - Health care information management apparatus system and method of use and doing business: A computerized system is described which can facilitates a health care practitioner in tracking clinical data about a patient, linking diagnostic and procedural code charges at the point of care, and exchanging such data with clinicians responsible for the cross-coverage of management responsibilities. Data may be captured on remote computer... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20080052131 - Managing a virtual persona through selective association: A technique is provided to generally provide user support across multiple accounts by allowing a single person or user to represent multiple organizations. An embodiment may typically provide support for a user to act on behalf of an account in the form of a virtual persona and also to provide... Agent: International Business Machines Intellectual Property Law
20080052128 - Medical billing auditing method and system: A method for assessing billing compliance of a medical related decision may include receiving medical related information relating to the medical related decision and applying at least one rule to the medical related information. The method may also include auditing the medical related decision for compliance with the at least... Agent: Mark R. Malek, Esquire The Torpy Group, P.l.
20080052129 - Medical information searching and indexing method and system: A method for assisting a medical professional with making a medical related decision based on patient information includes providing access to a plurality of databases containing medical related information and at least one rule governing medical care. The method may also include searching for patient information on at least one... Agent: Mark R. Malek, Esquire The Torpy Group, P.l.
20080052136 - Apparatuses, methods, and systems for providing a reconfigurable insurance quote generator user interface: The present disclosure describes an approach to constructing and implementing risk rating products that provides a number of advantages. Instead of hard-coding attributes of a risk rating scheme, which requires the assistance of a trained programming specialist for any modifications, adjustments, or new products, the present invention provides a set... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080052135 - Apparatuses, methods, and systems for providing a risk evaluation product builder user interface: The present disclosure describes an approach to constructing and implementing risk rating products that provides a number of advantages. Instead of hard-coding attributes of a risk rating scheme, which requires the assistance of a trained programming specialist for any modifications, adjustments, or new products, the present invention provides a set... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080052137 - Apparatuses, methods, and systems for providing a risk scoring engine user interface: The present disclosure describes an approach to constructing and implementing risk rating products that provides a number of advantages. Instead of hard-coding attributes of a risk rating scheme, which requires the assistance of a trained programming specialist for any modifications, adjustments, or new products, the present invention provides a set... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080052133 - Methods and systems for providing longevity insurance with or without an asset based premium: The present invention provides methods and systems for providing longevity insurance by obtaining information useful for issuing a longevity insurance contract for an individual, and determining a premium or an income payment for the individual that are computed based at least in part on an individual's age at a predetermined... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080052134 - Rich claim reporting system: A rich-media system allows a user to illustrate damage and request payment in accordance with an insurance policy or another arrangement. The rich-media system includes network servers that may operate and appear to remote client applications and remote computers as if the network servers were a single computer. A damage... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080052141 - E-business operations measurements reporting: An example of a solution provided here comprises: (a) collecting data from a production environment, utilizing a plurality of probes; (b) performing calculations, regarding availability or response time or both, with at least part of the data; (c) outputting statistics, resulting from the calculations; and (d) performing (a)-(c) above for... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20080052145 - Power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080052144 - System and method for managing workflow: A system and method for managing a workflow are provided. A system for managing a workflow in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes: a storage unit for storing, as an access history for each of at least one artifact, identification information of a business process that has accessed... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080052142 - System and method for real-time display of emergencies, resources and personnel: A system and method displays real-time incidents and resources on a map and/or in a report to enable incident commanders to view and allocate resources accordingly.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.l.p
20080052146 - Project management system: A production contest management system enables management of workflow and scoring of projects, for example in a production contest environment. A project is divided into “phases.” Project managers can specify project phases, and for each phase, required timing and deliverables. For phases that involve a review (e.g., screening, review board,... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20080052148 - Products and processes for managing the prices of vending machine inventory: According to one embodiment of the disclosed invention, an apparatus determines a current price of a product for sale by the vending machine. It then determines, for the product, a price increment, a predetermined price, and a demand threshold, that are defined by data stored in at least one data... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052147 - System and method for influencing public opinion: A method and system for influencing public opinion are provided for influencing public opinion using a community of members. Methodologies and/or techniques are included to collect Influence Points; analyze Influence Points to find URLs of Interest (UOI) where the community needs act; plan effective campaigns; distribute tasks derived from campaigns... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080052149 - Value chain management: A system for managing a value chain includes a planning application 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 one another.... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080052161 - Alteration of promotional content in media works: 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 embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080052162 - Calendar-based advertising: A calendar-based advertising system inserts advertisements into a calendar.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080052172 - Geographic area multiple service card system: The invention provides consumers with the services of multiple cards or accounts while allowing consumers to carry a single card, transponder, code and/or other access device. Because the card may access combined services such as financial transaction services and transportation services, the system may facilitate charging the financial account for... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080052170 - Internet-based frequency and award redemption system and method: An on-line frequency award program is disclosed. A user may access the program on-line and may browse a product catalog for shopping. The user may electronically place an order, upon which the program automatically checks the user's credit and electronically issues a purchase order to the supplying company. The program... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080052160 - Method and apparatus for generating a sale offer to selected individuals over electronic network systems: Methods and systems are provided for generating a sale offer over an electronic network (e.g., the Internet). Such methods and systems may be used to increase the revenue of a website by offering, at a substantially discounted or virtually free basis, one or more goods and/or services to visitors of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080052169 - Method and apparatus for providing a coupon offer having a variable value: A method by which a coupon having a variable benefit is provided includes generating a coupon having a variable benefit, wherein a duplicate of the coupon is transmitted from one recipient to another recipient, receiving an indication that a first recipient has performed a qualifying action, such as receiving, registering... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052168 - Method and system for providing targeted advertising in public places and carriers: A method and system for providing targeted advertising in public places and carriers such as trains, buses, train stations, shopping malls, airports, etc. The demographics, purchasing history and/or personal preferences of individuals in the public place are collected from personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other wireless communication devices carried by... Agent: Ibm Corporation (syl-rsw) C/o Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP
20080052165 - Peer to peer distribution system and method: Methods and related systems relating to peer to peer content distribution.... Agent: Searete LLC
20080052158 - Pos advertising system, method, and computer program product: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-program product for producing valuable POS indicia that provides value to both the customer and to the establishment. The apparatus includes a Point-Of-Sale (POS) system for generating a receipt of a commercial transaction at a location of the commercial transaction; a POS receipt module, coupled... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Michael E. Woods
20080052159 - Service promotion using encodable review codes: According to certain embodiments, at least one encodable review code associated with providing services to a consumer is provided for use as a consumer interface to interact with the consumer, wherein the encodable review code is encoded based on a review code type.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20080052163 - System and method for managing a purchase of a product from a vendor: A method of managing a purchase of a product from a vendor includes receiving a plurality of purchase requests from a plurality of buyers, generating a collective purchase order based on the plurality of received purchase requests, where the collective purchase order includes information indicative of each product sought for... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080052171 - System and method for targeting advertisements: An advertisement selection system is presented in which vectors describing an actual or hypothetical market for a product or desired viewing audience can be determined. An ad characterization vector is transmitted along with a consumer ID. The consumer ID is used to retrieve a consumer characterization vector which is correlated... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc./prime
20080052174 - Information administering system for an eating house: A customer of an eating house orders refreshments by pressing a first touch panel provided at a customer's seat, watching a liquid-crystal monitor on which a menu of the refreshment and an average cooking time thereof are displayed. A cook inputs cooking-state information with a second touch panel provided in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080052175 - Method and apparatus for vending products: A method and apparatus is disclosed for advancing the sale of vending machine products. The invention enables selling products without revealing the identity of the product. By concealing the identity of the products from a consumer prior to receiving payment, the present invention promotes the automated sale of perishable, slow-selling... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052177 - Multi-tier pricing of individual products based on volume discounts: A point of sale system or other computer system stores a product pricing database in which a full price and discount prices corresponding to one or more discount pricing tiers are stored for each product available for sale. Each of the discount prices for a given product has an associated... Agent: Dean Alderucci Walker Digital Corporation
20080052178 - Information processing system, information processing device, information processing method, and information recording meduim: An information processing system, an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and an information record medium that are controlled to generate an operation effect sound that differs for each user of a card upon an operation for electronic money are provided. A card 10 records user information 12, balance... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080052187 - Customized content based on user's registration and preset data: A virtual network resource infrastructure for hosting and managing a plurality of e-malls and each e-mall uses the virtual network resource infrastructure for offering e-commerce solution and the hosting of: e-shops, e-distributors and web sites. Also, on-line foreign language interface translation and interface exchange. Further having satellite e-malls with e-services... Agent: John Almeida
20080052188 - Method and apparatus for facilitating purchase agreements with a retailer: Methods and systems for facilitating an agreement to purchase multiple units of a product are presented herein. The agreement may specify, for example, a period of time during which purchases of the multiple units of the product are to be made and a minimum and/or maximum number of transactions in... Agent: Magdalena M. Fincham Walker Digital, LLC
20080052190 - Method and apparatus for facilitating purchase agreements with a retailer: Methods and systems for facilitating an agreement to purchase multiple units of a product are presented herein. The agreement may specify, for example, a period of time during which purchases of the multiple units of the product are to be made and a minimum and/or maximum number of transactions in... Agent: Magdalena M. Fincham Walker Digital, LLC
20080052191 - Method and apparatus for facilitating purchase agreements with a retailer: Methods and systems for facilitating an agreement to purchase multiple units of a product are presented herein. The agreement may specify, for example, a period of time during which purchases of the multiple units of the product are to be made and a minimum and/or maximum number of transactions in... Agent: Magdalena M. Fincham Walker Digital, LLC
20080052192 - Method and system for purchasing event tickets using a mobile communication device: A method for using a mobile communication device to purchase a ticket for an event. The method comprises locating an event of interest to a user through the mobile communication device, displaying a seating map of a venue in which the event of interest is being held, the seating map... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080052183 - 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.
20080052189 - Purchasing, redemption, and settlement systems and methods wherein a buyer takes possession at a retailer of a product purchased using a communication network: Purchasing, redemption and settlement systems and methods are provided wherein a buyer takes possession of a product at a retailer. A purchasing system may communicate with a buyer through a communication network to establish a first price for a product between the buyer and a seller. The purchasing system may... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052185 - System for concurrent optimization of business economics and customer value: A computer-implemented system and method to provide options on products to enhance customers' experience. A computer-implemented system is operated that delivers to a customer an option to utilize up to n of m selected products, where n is less than or equal to m. Information is recorded in a data... Agent: Tenon & Groove, LLC C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080052186 - System for utilizing redemption information: A system to determine offers and/or to determine the acceptability of offers based on received information relating to product redemption at a third party. According to one embodiment, the system includes arrangement for a customer to redeem a product from a third party, reception of information relating to a redemption... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052194 - Lens order system, lens order method, lens order program and recording medium storing the lens order program: A lens order system, includes: a server unit, including: a data recognizer that recognizes lens design detail data relating to design details of a lens; an image storage that stores object image data relating to an image of an object; an image recognizer that recognizes the object image data based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080052197 - Method of three level solutions hosted in a virtual network: A virtual network resource infrastructure for hosting and managing a plurality of e-malls and each e-mall uses the virtual network resource infrastructure for offering e-commerce solution and the hosting of: e-shops, e-distributors and web sites. Also, on-line foreign language interface translation and interface exchange. Further having satellite e-malls with e-services... Agent: John Almeida
20080052196 - System and method for displaying status information to a viewer: A system for facilitating the information transfer and processing associated with home construction and home sales. Various discrete software modules are disclosed each handling a specific task associated with home construction and sales. Also, a system for communicating between separate data bases is disclosed wherein separate and distinct sales offices,... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.
20080052195 - System and method for real-time bidding for internet advertising space: A method implemented in a computer system for determining an advertisement in response to an advertising opportunity, wherein the advertising opportunity is an opportunity to place the advertisement on a web page subsequent to a request for the web page by a browser. The computer system receives an indication of... Agent: Beh Investments LLC
20080052204 - Binary trees for detecting inventory problems in an enterprise model: A binary tree structure for detecting inventory problems. A first embodiment detects on-hand inventory problems. A second embodiment detects inventory requirements problems. Both embodiments use a binary tree whose nodes store time values and delta values. The delta values represent inventory consumers or producers. The time values of trees used... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080052205 - System and method for identifying implicit events in a supply chain: The present invention is a method and system of identifying supply chain business scenarios using data from one or more Serialized Global Trade Identification Number (sGTIN) tag reads or other explicit supply chain data. Scenarios are asserted by calculating changes in data and comparing those with user definitions of scenario... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080052209 - Mobile collection application: A mobile collection application is disclosed that is capable of providing collection data to a field agent on a wireless pocket PC. A collection case inventory module is used to generate a list of collection cases on the wireless pocket PC. The field agent may view a detailed report of... Agent: Accenture Indy 33391 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080052210 - Lifetime income: The present invention provides an investment option known as a lifetime income share. Lifetime income shares mitigate survival risk, the risk that an individual will outlive his or her assets. More specifically, the purchase of a plurality of lifetime income shares guarantees an individual a predetermined, periodic income payment for... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20080052213 - Method and apparatus for modeling and executing deferred award instrument plan: Administration of various deferred award instrument plan and asset account programs that can effectively provide economically efficient benefits by assisting an Employer in the identification of appropriate employees, and through the use of a novel modeling method and apparatus to implement a deferred award instrument program through a novel employee... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20080052211 - Method and system for protecting an investment of a life insurance policy: A method and system for insuring against a potential loss in future value of a life insurance policy by providing a stated value insurance policy (“SV Policy”). The SV Policy is purchased by the owner of the life insurance policy contemporaneously with the purchase of the life insurance policy or... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080052212 - Securitized investment product for gaining exposure to a fund of managed accounts: A structured investment vehicle includes a master fund having a price being linked to a plurality of managed accounts; an enhanced fund that invests in the master fund on a leveraged basis; and a collateralized fund obligation that gains exposure to the enhanced fund through the purchase of fund-linked certificates... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20080052217 - Adaptive matching program and system for corporate meeting planners and hospitality providers: The adaptive computerized bidding method matches hospitality facility (HF) data and meeting requirement data, permits the posting of offers and responsive bidding by both HF vendors and meeting planners (MPs), analysis of the initial search results by an MP supervisor (an adaptive input), analysis of the vendor search results by... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20080052221 - Computer method and system for intermediated exchanges: In a preferred embodiment, this invention includes software processes distributed on one or more computer systems that exchange messages in order to facilitate an intermediated exchange of financial commodities between a plurality of participants. The messages are exchanged according to a preferred protocol that leads to a satisfactory exchange that... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080052222 - Computer method and system for intermediated exchanges: In a preferred embodiment, this invention includes software processes distributed on one or more computer systems that exchange messages in order to facilitate an intermediated exchange of financial commodities between a plurality of participants. The messages are exchanged according to a preferred protocol that leads to a satisfactory exchange that... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080052223 - Derivatives trading methods that use a variable order price and a hedge transaction: Systems and methods are provided for executing a hedge transaction in connection with the execution of a derivative product order in which the price of the derivative product is defined by one or more variables. The hedge transaction may be executed at an exchange or match engine that is different... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20080052218 - Method and system to implement seller authorized buying privileges within a network-based shopping facility: A method that commences by receiving a bid for a particular sales listing from a first bidder that is not pre-approved to bid on the particular sales listing. The method continues by restricting the bid for the particular sales listing from the bidding process associated with the particular sales listing,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080052220 - On-screen roller controlled price change: A system and method of providing control of prices in an on screen window having a price held for further transactions on an interface for traders of financial instruments. The interface contains a display of products for trading and respective prices for bids and offers. The user has a control... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20080052219 - System for and method of expressive auctions of user events: Each bid received via a computer network is an offer for the right to cause at least one advert associated with the bid to be output to at least one device that is part of the computer network or in communication with the computer network in response to the bid... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20080052225 - Instant credit card marketing system: According to some embodiments described in the disclosure, methods and systems are provided for offering a line of credit to a customer. In one example, information is generated about a customer arriving at a predetermined location of a sponsoring organization. An indication is obtained from a credit provider of a... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080052227 - Anonymous and secure internet payment method and mobile devices: An anonymous and secure on-line payment system and method based on the partially blind signature cryptographic method with revocable anonymity. To this end, an Anonymity Server (SA) enables the Customer (C) to acquire on-line anonymous payment means on the basis of a protocol that does not enable the Anonymity Server... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20080052228 - Methods and systems for providing partially redeemable offering notes: In one aspect, the invention comprises a method comprising: (a) creating a partially redeemable offering note; (b) pricing the note; (c) issuing the note; and (d) redeeming the note. In another aspect, the invention comprises a method comprising: (a) buying a partially redeemable offering note issued by an issuer; and... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080052233 - Method and system for scheduling a banking transaction through a mobile communication device: A method for scheduling a banking transaction using a mobile communication device. The method includes creating a task on the mobile communication device to perform a banking transaction while the mobile communication device has no network connectivity, the mobile communication device actively monitoring for an available network to access. In... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080052230 - System and method for dividing a remittance and distributing a portion of the funds to multiple investment products: A known charge card billing system communicates with an investment broker system, wherein the investment broker system includes an instruction arrangement database, payment hierarchy and an investment account. An interested cardholder suitably appoints the charge card administrator as a processing agent to collect and promptly remit the cardholder's voluntary, periodic... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20080052232 - Wireless portable consumer electronics device facilitating multi-range transactions: A method for conducting a transaction is disclosed. The method includes using a first portable electronic device, and directly transmitting a request for payment to a second portable electronic device through a wireless link. Then, the second portable electronic device transmits an approval of the request for payment to the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080052234 - User configurable alerts for atm transactions: A method, system and computer program product for enabling user-customization of an ATM display/receipt for a transaction carried out at an automated teller machine (ATM). The customer/user of the ATM creates/selects specific alerts to be outputted during subsequent ATM transactions. The alerts/notices are linked to the customer account. During subsequent... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080052235 - Methods and systems for providing guaranteed merchant transactions: A network arrangement is provided for processing credit transactions. A financial network is used to route communications securely between interfaces with the financial network. Merchant systems are coupled with the interfaces, with each merchant system transmitting requests for authorization of credit transactions through the financial network. An issuer system authorizes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080052236 - Portable intelligent shopping device: A method for purchasing a selected item from a store includes: receiving a request for payment authorization from a sales terminal of the store, the request for payment authorization including an identifier of at least one selected item and a price for each selected item; presenting the price to a... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.
20080052237 - Billing method and arrangement in a peer-to-peer network: In peer-to-peer networks, the services are not provided by central units, but the individual subscriber peers provide them reciprocally, with digitally signed data being stored as resources in the peer-to-network. The data can act as non-rejectable data for billing information if they are transmitted to central collection points. For optimization,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080052238 - Selectable market transaction over a network: A trading network (102) composed of client devices (108, 110) and at least one clearinghouse device (104) associated with at least one exchange (106) and enables a transaction that is started on a first market type, such as a credit type market exchange to be concluded on a second market... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080052239 - Content delivery apparatus, user terminal device, relief management method and computer program: A content delivery apparatus, when a content delivery request is outputted from a user terminal device, encrypts the requested content with an encryption key, adds a view period to it to deliver it to a request source and delivers a viewing key in response to a view request from the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080052240 - Content delivery apparatus, user terminal device, relief management method and computer program: A content delivery apparatus, when a content delivery request is outputted from a user terminal device, encrypts the requested content with an encryption key, adds a view period to it to deliver it to a request source and delivers a viewing key in response to a view request from the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080052243 - Portable intelligent shopping device: A mobile information processing device includes a display driver for displaying a bar code, the bar code including a representation of a user's acceptance of a price requested by a store for a selected item for purchase. The bar code may be one-dimensional or two-dimensional.... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.
20080052244 - Anonymous transaction authentication: An automated system for the confirmed efficient authentication of an anonymous subscriber's profile data. The system is comprised of software/hardware interface to facilitate centralized access and exchange to easily and inexpensively allow the confirmed authentication of subscriber profiles of customers wishing to blind their transactions, while maintaining current services. In... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080052245 - Advanced multi-factor authentication methods: Methods, software, and systems for authenticating electronically accessible sites are described. In general, the development involves querying an identified user connected to an electronically accessible third party vendor site (e.g., a website) for a codebook identifier that corresponds to a codebook having a plurality of identification units, each of which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080052247 - Lease proposal system and method: A system for obtaining lease proposals from multiple landlords for a tenant includes a tenant workstation, a number of landlord workstations and a server in communication with the tenant and landlord workstations. The server features software and memory storage which permits a tenant to input tenant information using the tenant... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP
20080052251 - Charging method for semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus, storage medium storing program for implementing the charging method, and semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus implementing the charging method: A charging method for a semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus, which can appropriately and promptly distribute profits between a customer and a manufacturer according to the yield of semiconductor devices. An indicator related to the yield of the semiconductor devices is measured, and a fee is charged for the usage of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080052252 - Dynamic pricing of items based on category with which the item is associated: A method of dynamically adjusting prices of items using a processor based upon the category to which the item is assigned is disclosed. The items are of the type that are deliverable over a network. A system includes memory for storing group indicators with regard to the items and a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20080052253 - System and method for message-bus-based advanced meter information system: Different adapters and applications may publish information on the messaging bus and retrieve information from the bus simultaneously in a manner that does not cause interference or problems in the publication or retrieval. Meter data is cleaned, validated and estimated by separate applications using the above-described application and retrieval processes... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
20080052254 - Pager device and system for parking payment charges: A vehicle-portable parking meter device for paying parking charges and for displaying paid parking time comprises a radio-operable two-way pager (304,401) having a display screen (106) and a contact or contactless storage chip. The pager (304,401) can be installed in a vehicle so the screen (106) is visible from outside.... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP02/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080046260 - Automated litigation discovery method and system: An automated litigation discovery method and system are described. Data having a number of files is electronically gathered from different sources. The gathered data is automatically processed using a processor. The processor identifies software application files and compares the software application files to a database having a number of pre-existing... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20080046256 - Casino promoting device system and method: A networked software junketeer for mediating between at least a first agent and at least a first casino operator comprising: a website comprising an agent side in data communication with a casino side; the agent side for offering at least a conditional deal to a punter of the agent in... Agent: Bruce E. Lilling Lilling & Lilling PLLC
20080046261 - Direct repair program management systems and methods thereof: A method and system for managing a direct repair program includes receiving one or more estimates of repair cost from one or more shops and determining which of the received one or more estimates are in compliance with one or more requirements. The one or more compliant estimates from the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20080046254 - Electronic service manual generation method, additional data generation method, electronic service manual generation appartus, additional data generation apparatus, electronic service manual generation program, additional data generation program, and reco: Disclosed is a technique for generating a useful service manual and for improving the efficiency of data processing related to a service manual. According to this technique, an XML service manual generation control unit 1000 obtains various non-structured data and generates structured data based on the various non-structured data. At... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20080046257 - Method of reflective and interactive relationship building: The present invention provides a method of building relationships between two or more people. In one aspect, the present invention includes the steps of a) identifying at least one group to which individual people belong; b) identifying two or more categories within the group, each of the individuals belonging to... Agent: Scott R. Kimsey Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080046275 - Methods and tools to support strategic decision making by specifying, relating and analyzing requirements, solutions, and deployments: The present invention discloses methods and tools for managing requirements, solutions, and deployments of a project. The invention provides for the creation of a portfolio of data pertaining to requirements, solutions, and deployments for the project. The relationships and dependencies between the data are mapped, and the portfolio of data... Agent: Tim Shen Law Office
20080046264 - Novel sales methodology: A comprehensive method for sales comprising an assignment of the individual's behavior, values and sales skills; the establishment of goals; the implementation of sales systems and tools to achieve the goods; and tracking; and implementing at least one additional sales technique.... Agent: NationalIPRights Center, LLC Scott J. Fields, Esq.
20080046266 - Service level agreement management: Consistent with embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods are disclosed for providing service level agreement management. The method may include collecting performance data on a data network and collecting service information including at least one rule. The rule may include a service level agreement rule and a contract... Agent: Merchant & Gould Bellsouth Corporation
20080046259 - State-dependent entity based implementation of a service oriented architected application: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to data granularity for an SOA and provide a method, system and computer program product for implementing an SOA using state-dependent entities. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for varying data granularity of a service component... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080046265 - System and method for creating and managing contracts flexibly: A system for creating and managing contracts flexibly is provided. The system includes a server, a plurality of client computers connected to the server via a network and a database. The server is configured for receiving information of desired contracts from users on the client computers, obtaining contract templates in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20080046258 - System and method for wireless transactions: A system and method for using a consumer wireless device in retail transactions utilizes a fixed communication device that functions as a base station for the consumer wireless device. The fixed communication device has a limited coverage zone. When a consumer wireless device comes within the coverage zone of the... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20080046269 - Telecom management service system: Methods and a system to provide telecommunications management services are provided. A method includes receiving a service request for change management or servicing a telecommunications equipment item, classifying the request to determine a policy associated with the request, determining customized workflows for executing the policy and servicing the request, identifying... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080046285 - Method and system for real-time emergency resource management: The present invention provides a system and a method for providing information about resource availability, especially during an emergency such as a natural disaster. The system stores resource information about multiple facilities, across cities, counties, states and even countries. Such information can be provided to designated users based on specified... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.
20080046284 - Therapy system and method for treating and reducing risk factors associated with overweight and obesity: A therapy system and method for treating and reducing risk factors associated with overweight and obesity in patients, especially children in a medical clinic setting having facilities for personal training of patients, and personnel including at least one physician who is also a certified personal trainer.... Agent: Lynn E Barber
20080046288 - Automatic loading of medical data in integrated information system: A method of automatic loading of medical data in an integrated information system is disclosed herein. The method comprises steps of triggering a data acquisition unit to acquire medical data from at least one medical information system, acquiring the medical data from the medical information system, and displaying the medical... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20080046290 - System and method for compiling and displaying discharge instructions for a patient: A computer system and method for displaying suggested discharge instructions for a patient is provided. Patient data and discharge qualifiers are accessed. The patient data and the discharge qualifiers are utilized to determine at least two suggested discharge instructions for the patient, where the suggested discharge instructions comprise patient education... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20080046289 - System and method for displaying discharge instructions for a patient: A computer system and method for displaying suggested discharge instructions for a patient is provided. Patient data and discharge qualifiers are accessed. The patient data and the discharge qualifiers are utilized to determine suggested discharge instructions for the patient, where the suggested discharge instructions comprise patient education instructions, follow-up care... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20080046291 - Systems and methods for dynamically determining data-identity information: Techniques are presented for determining threshold probability or confidence levels for associating various types of health information with a set of users. Spatio-temporal information associated with one or more of the subjects is determined. Health information associated with spatial-temporal information is also determined. Candidate health-subject associations are associated with probabilities... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080046297 - Workers compensation management and quality control: A system and method, via an internet website, has been developed for the efficient implementation of workers' compensation cost containment practices, more particularly relating to indemnity (lost wages) and medical costs of workers' compensation claims. The site analyzes information about the user's current workers' compensation injury handling practices and provides... Agent: Timothy F. Mills
20080046299 - Methods and tools for creating and evaluating system blueprints: The present invention discloses a method and tools for creating and evaluating a set of system blueprints pertaining to the delivery of a system or a project. Each blueprint is an architecture design/specification that enables analysis of each blueprint, families of blueprints and relationships between blueprint layers. The present invention... Agent: Tim Shen Law Office
20080046304 - Bank queue monitoring systems and methods: A system for monitoring a queue including an entry sensor subsystem for sensing the entrance of customers into the queue, an exit sensor subsystem for sensing the exit of customers from the queue, and a processing system in communication with the entry and exit sensor subsystems. The processing system is... Agent: Thompson & Knight, L.L.P. Patent Prosecution Group
20080046303 - Method and system of determining elements of a value priced contract: The invention provides a solution for managing a business engagement between a provider and a client. The business engagement relates business value of a client to practices of a provider to determine elements of a value priced contract. The invention obtains prioritized business requirements and maps them to priorities that... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080046306 - System and method for analyzing strategic network investments in wireless networks: A method and a system to assist wireless telecom service providers to make strategic investment decisions in their wireless networks is provided. Geographical profitability information in a wireless network is determined to decide where to invest capital funds in order to increase the revenue and profit for wireless service providers.... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20080046314 - Comparison shop ad units: 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
20080046311 - Computing system for monetizing calendar applications: A method is disclosed for advertisers to target specific calendar users with the advertisers' events. When uploading information for an advertisement to a service provider system, the advertiser provides targeting criteria along with advertisement content. The targeting criteria is compared against user data stored about the user within one or... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20080046322 - Generation of a rebate to a user of a business: A client device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a business to randomly select an existing client to receive a rebate based, in part, on a portion of transactions by a plurality of clients with the business. In one embodiment, the business selects a rebate percentage and a mechanism... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080046312 - Method and system for target marketing over the internet and interactive tv: A method and system for target marketing and/or advertisement for search engine providers and advertisers which is based on a user profile. The user profile is constructed from a combination of public data, propriety data and user's data. The user's data is provided by the user (direct collection) or by... Agent: Charles C.h. Wu
20080046323 - Method of managing advertisers and system for executing the method: A method of managing an advertiser and a system for executing the method are provided. The method of managing the advertiser selectively includes: calculating a master index based on contribution performance data and activity performance data of the advertiser; and assigning a grade of the advertiser depending on the master... Agent: Steve Y. Cho Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080046313 - Methods and apparatus for serving relevant advertisements using web browser bars: Serving relevant advertisements using web browser bars. Web browser bars are small window widgets along with the borders of a browser and may be customized for a variety of purposes. In one embodiment, a customized Explorer bar is added as extension to Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. While a user... Agent: Shuwei Chen
20080046321 - Methods for using randomly generated rebates to manage a financial goal of a business: Methods and systems are directed towards enabling a business to randomly select an existing user to receive a rebate based, in part, on a portion of transactions by a plurality of users with the business. In one embodiment, the business selects a rebate percentage and a mechanism for randomly selecting... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080046315 - Realizing revenue from advertisement placement: Realizing revenue from publication-based advertisement placement. Publisher's request advertisements for unallocated ad space in their publications through an advertiser portal interface. The advertising portal interface includes a database of advertiser information. An ad copy is created containing the advertiser information selected by the publisher. The ad copy contains a URL... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080046318 - System and method for generating referral fees: A method, computer program product and computing device for offering complementary products/services includes monitoring one or more actions taken by a user while browsing a website. One or more search terms are assigned to at least one of the one or more actions taken by the user. One or more... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20080046316 - System and method for updating product pricing and advertising bids: A system and method maximize profits by determining the optimal combination of sale price for a product and bids for advertising. The system and method address the non-linear relationship between product pricing and advertising through an advertising bidding system. In particular, a seller sells a product at a plurality of... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20080046317 - Systems and methods for predicting the efficacy of a marketing message: Systems and methods for predicting the efficacy of a marketing message to generate word of mouth (WOM) are disclosed. A prediction server may generate and distribute surveys to a subset of a target market group. The prediction server may then analyze the survey responses and compare the responses to past... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080046320 - Systems, apparatuses and methods for identifying reference content and providing proactive advertising: Systems, apparatuses and methods for identifying company content and facilitating advertising in response. The company or other entity can provide reference media to devices, which is stored at the device(s). Media occurring within a vicinity of the device is recorded by the device. The recorded media is compared to the... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC Suite 125
20080046324 - Telephone apparatus and advertising method using telephone apparatus: A method for advertising is provided. The method includes providing a user with an IP telephone device and providing phone service to the user through an IP network. A user profile is obtained from the user of the IP telephone device, and advertisements and advertiser user profile preferences are obtained... Agent: Dovas Law P.C.
20080046329 - Allowing a bidder to group lots in online auctions: Allowing a bidder to group lots in online auctions, including receiving in an online auction server an instruction from a grouping bidder to combine at least two separate lots from separate online auctions into a group lot; combining by the online auction server the at least two separate lots into... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20080046328 - Automated acquisition and configuration of goods and services via a network: A computer performs a method of communicating with a referral server to identify configurables available to the computer based on the computer's location and at least one other factor. The computer receives a list of provider servers selected by the referral server for referring to the computer because the provider... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20080046335 - Method and apparatus for ws-policy based web service controlling: Apparatus and method for WS-Policy based web service controlling. The apparatus includes: a service policy repository for storing a plurality of Web Service policies; a service policy agent for receiving a request for a Web Service policy from a service consumer and for obtaining conditioning information that influences the Web... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080046330 - Method for an online community of a purchasing management system: The invention provides a Purchasing Management System to an online Web site called YOURSHORTCUT.COM™, the system comprising a transactional database of registered consumers and vendors for organizing purchasing transactions by a buyer from multiple vendors into a database for reporting, analysis and business process control. The system's transactional database further... Agent: Rashida A. Karmali
20080046327 - Online shop interface providing fully featured websites individualized and published during a simple order process: Without using online or offline software at any stage, homepageNOW provides recognizably complete websites to customers through its online shop interface. Previously, obtaining a website involved commissioning a website design company, using online or offline software, purchasing templates or writing the code in a word processing editor. Dependent upon which... Agent: Content Management Ag
20080046336 - Schedule-based electronic marketplace for services: A schedule-based, neighborhood-based electronic marketplace for services is presented here. The electronic marketplace allows users to make use of their time, such as their spare time, to offer, sell, or trade services to other users in their selected neighborhoods. Users can also search the electronic marketplace to buy or trade... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting
20080046332 - System and method for offering complementary products / services: A method, computer program product and computing device for offering complementary products/services includes generating a result set based, at least in part, upon one or more actions taken by a user while browsing a website. At least one item is selected from the result set. A complementary result set is... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20080046331 - Universal virtual shopping cart: Methods and systems are provided for improved mobile commerce through the use of a virtual shopping cart. Through the use of the present invention consumers can add prospective purchases to a virtual shopping cart and coordinate for a deferred decision for finalizing the purchases and subsequent delivery of purchased of... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080046345 - Method of managing products disposed on an intelligent display rack and corresponding intelligent display rack: The display rack comprises a screen, connected to a control circuit, supports for products, furnished with RFID tags, and at least one radiofrequency antenna connected to the control circuit. When a product is removed from the display rack, a multimedia message corresponding to this product is broadcast. When a manager... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20080046344 - System and method for managing inventory control processes: An inventory control process management method comprises establishing a plurality of groups within a product population, each of the plurality of groups having a plurality of products with at least one aspect common to each of the plurality of products. One or more part numbers associated with each of the... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080046347 - Systems and methods for financial reimbursement: The initial receipt of expenses may occur automatically or manually, and expenses are tracked more easily as the expenses may be entered and tracking may begin as soon as the expenses are incurred. Documentation of received and tracked expenses may be provided and linked to the tracked expenses. Because expenses... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20080046349 - Method and systems for providing online banking and account aggregation services: Methods and apparatuses for providing aggregated financial services at a plurality of user access points, such as a cellular phone or a television, are provided. Each user access point is capable of communicating with an integrated communications network, through which the aggregated financial services are provided. The aggregated financial services... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080046382 - Personal price indexing based upon personal spending habits: One aspect of the present invention can include a method for computing a Personal Price Index based on personal spending habits. The method can include a step of analyzing a personal spending data set associated with at least one of an individual and household. Expenses can be categorized in accordance... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20080046354 - Method of matching orders on an electronic trading system and an electronic trading system for matching orders: A method of matching orders on an electronic trading system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of broadcasting information regarding current order status of an order book of the electronic trading system, said order status comprising a queue of orders; receiving an order to trade selecting an order in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080046355 - Methods and systems for matchmaking of artwork transaction: The present invention provides methods and systems for matchmaking of on-line transaction. Users could apply the platform of the present invention to make various transactions as well as correct decisions according to the remarkable effects of virtual reality. Therefore, the present invention would not only prompt the market of artwork,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080046353 - Systems and methods for trading real estate securities: Publicly traded securities and security derivatives are created based on underlying real properties, such as single family houses. An occupant of a house may be a majority holder of the public securities of a business entity owning the house. An exchange and a quotation system specializing in trading and quoting... Agent: Anatoly S. Weiser
20080046357 - Methods, systems, and products for purchasing pre-paid services: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for purchasing prepaid services. A request to purchase a prepaid service is received. The request includes a service number that uniquely identifies the prepaid service and a device number that uniquely identifies a requesting device. The service number and the device number are communicated... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC
20080046364 - Apparatus and method for facilitating account restructuring in an electronic bill payment system: A system can have a plurality of participating entities including a plurality of receivers and a plurality of originators. A data file indicative of an account restructuring of a given one of the receivers can be obtained. The data file specifies at least one old account number associated with the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP Suite 205
20080046363 - Automated bill payment: An automated system enables presenting bills and paying bills in a convenient, secure and timely manner. The automated system stores user information in a database, the user information including account information for each user. Based on the user account information, the system generates a bill for services rendered during a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080046362 - Method of making secure on-line financial transactions: A method of providing secure financial transactions using the internet creates virtual currency that is used to settle monetary obligations amongst authorized purchasers, merchants, and other financial operators. The network operator maintains available funds in pooled fund accounts at various financial institutions, and uses those funds to purchase and sell... Agent: Michael C. Cesarano
20080046366 - Method and system for providing biometric authentication at a point-of-sale via a mobile device: A system and method is provided for authorizing a payment for a point of sale transaction by authenticating the user of a mobile device, such as a mobile phone. The present invention authenticates the consumer and verifies that he is authorized to conduct a transaction at the point of sale... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20080046367 - Mobile device confirmation of transactions: Authenticating/authorizing a transaction may include and/or involve detecting a location of a person, detecting a location of a transaction associated with the person, and signaling a communication device carried by the person when the location of the person and the location of the transaction are substantially different.... Agent: Fsp LLC
20080046373 - Apparatus and method for managing the right of content in a mobile communication system: An apparatus and method for managing the rights of content in a mobile communication are provided. The apparatus includes a conversion unit for converting a Digital Rights Management (DRM) format using a Rights Object (RO); a user database for storing information in DRM formats supported by registered users' terminals; a... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20080046371 - Systems and methods of installing an application without rebooting: A method for automatically changing a version of a client agent for a non-administrative user account without rebooting the user's machine uses a service having installation privileges. The service executes on the client and installs a client agent. The client agent communicates with a network appliance. The client agent detects... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20080046378 - System and method for selling software on a pay-per-use basis: A system and method of providing after sales support for medical systems is described. During the economic lifetime of a medical system, new or modified software modules may become available as a result of advances in medical knowledge or the technology of the medical system. Such updates or improvements may... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080046380 - System and apparatus for transactions using certificates: A system, method and apparatus having the capability of issuing at least one unique identifying certificate, associating a payment amount and face value with each unique identifying certificate and receiving a payment for each unique identifying certificate. The method, system and apparatus are further capable of crediting the payment to... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC
20080046281 - Apparatus for managing social games: An apparatus for managing inter-personal activities to facilitate matchmaking between single individuals, by instructing each individual what to do and with whom during a series of game sessions. Singles join a forum in which a plurality of activities contained in a database are individually assigned to participants, who confidentially express... Agent: Mr. Mordechai Teicher Creative Inputs Ltd.
20080046276 - Consumer controlled behavior data mining service: Today's consumer information aggregation schemes are problematic from both a privacy standpoint and from the standpoint of providing complete, useful and actionable information about individual consumer behavior. For the most part, the consumer is offered little control of and little benefit from the existing information value chain. The invention provides... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke
20080046268 - Dynamic modeling and scoring risk assessment: The invention provides for modeling and scoring risk-assessment and a set of insurance products derived therefrom. Risk indicators are determined at a selected time. A population is assessed at that time and afterward for those risk indicators and for consequences associated therewith. Population members are coupled to client devices for... Agent: Health Hero Network, Inc.
20080046277 - Living systems from cardboard packaging materials: Compositions, methods and business applications of using new and recycled cardboard infused with a plurality of saprophytic (including endophytic) and mycorrhizal fungi matched with seeds of plants (including trees, vegetables, herbs and grasses) whereby the cardboard can be sprouted by end-users to start ecosystems. Such containers may have carbon-credit value... Agent: William R. Hyde
20080046271 - Method for importing digital rights management data for user domain: A method for importing Digital Rights Management (DRM) data converts non-Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) DRM data to OMA DRM data for a user domain in DRM solutions. The method includes registering a local rights manager (LRM) to a domain authority or a Rights Issuer and exchanging user domain information, and... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20080046282 - Method for managing social games: A method for managing inter-personal activities to facilitate matchmaking between single individuals, by instructing each individual what to do and with whom during a series of game sessions. Singles join a forum in which a plurality of activities contained in a database are individually assigned to participants, who confidentially express... Agent: Mr. Mordechai Teicher Creative Inputs Ltd.
20080046274 - Method of generating improved map data for use in navigation devices: An end-user can input a correction to a map error, directly on the device. The device is then able to use the correction without external processing of the correction. Hence, it is no longer necessary for an end-user to simply report errors to the map vendor over a web link... Agent: Jacob Eisenberg C/o Tomtom International
20080046263 - Methods and systems for making, tracking and authentication of products: The invention foresees the labeling of each manufactured good with a digitally verified unique numeric identifier, and a central checking center allowing users to verify the authenticity of a particular cigarette pack or case by means of a cell phone interface. A system of secret key sharing allows secure authentication... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080046272 - Mining optimisation: A method, system and computer program for modelling an optimal mine plan is disclosed. The life of mine is divided into a plurality of increasing lengths of time (FIGS. 2 and 3) and performing optimisation steps, with each step being performed once for a predetermined time period for the remaining... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080046278 - Monitoring and controlling processes at a vehicle wash facility: Remote monitoring of vehicle washing facilities allows a facility operator to more efficiently manage each site, particularly when combined with environmental conditions that influence the rate at which individual chemicals are used. Accurate chemical exhaustion times can therefore be predicted and communicated to the operator, and wash sequences and parameters... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20080046283 - Point-of-sale activation of media device account: The present invention discloses systems and methods for activating and redeeming prepaid media download cards and devices. Methods for activating prepaid media download cards may comprise storing at a central processor a media download card identifier identifying a specific prepaid media download card, inputting the prepaid media download card identifier... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080046279 - Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site: Providing prioritization of user online access to an online commerce site. Third party applications using API function calls to access an online commerce site are restricted to specific services by an access rule. An access rule defines which API server on the online commerce site a specific third party application... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080046273 - Providing market feedback associated with electronic commerce transactions to sellers: An electronic commerce system providing market feedback to sellers includes a server. The server records query information associated with a search query for a buyer of one or more databases containing product data and also records presentation information associated with presentation of multiple search results to the buyer, each search... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080046262 - Providing subscribed media content to portable media player devices associated with subscribers: Methods and apparatus for providing media content offered by media content subscription service to portable media player devices associated with subscribers of the service are described herein. In various embodiments, particular fulfillment module, request module and media player are provided to fulfillment server(s) of the subscription service, request client devices,... Agent: Axios Law Group, PLLC / Realnetworks, Inc
20080046280 - Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia: Systems and methods are disclosed for notification or messaging systems that give confidence to the notification-receiving party that a notification concerning the travel status of a mobile thing is from a proper authorized source. One representative method, among others, comprises the following steps: monitoring travel data associated with a mobile... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080046270 - System and method for av rentals and sales including specific assessment tools: The present invention is an online software process that organizes and manages audio visual product and service with information for estimating, comparative analysis, selection and rental or purchase further including specific assessment tools. Disclosed is a system that provides pricing transparency and removes the mystery related to pricing structures and... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20080046267 - System and method for customer touchpoint management: An automated method for managing, delivering and tracking dynamic content. The method includes processing customer data related to one or more customers. Textual and graphical dynamic content are managed and selected content is specified for delivery to a targeted subset of customers as a function of targeting business rules defined... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080046255 - Tradeshow handouts valet and shipping system: In a method for collecting and transporting handouts at a tradeshow, a handouts valet and shipping system provider location is established. A plurality of handouts valet carts and customer ship-back cartons are provided at the location. When visiting the provider location, a tradeshow attendee obtains one of the handouts valet... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080046286 - Computer implemented healthcare monitoring, notifying and/or scheduling system: A medical information system includes a computer server having access to one or more medical information data stores and operating at least a portion of a medical information monitoring tool, and includes at least one user network interface device operatively coupled for communication with the computer server over a computer... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20080046287 - Method of and system for labeling containers of prescribed medicine: A method of and system for labeling containers of prescribed medicine is provided wherein a photograph of a patient is taken using a camera. The photograph is then stored on a computer as a computer software object. When a prescription is filled for the patient, the photograph is printed on... Agent: James E. Marina, Esq. Winston & Strawn
20080046293 - Electronic medical chart producer: When an electronic medical chart of a patient is read out at a client terminal, a registration checking section checks registration record data attached to the medical chart. If the registration record data indicates that any case information relating a previous prescription has not been registered, a warning dialog box... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080046295 - Medical management system: A medical management system. The burdensome task of medication logging is greatly reduced for a patient when compared to conventional methods to perform these tasks. Moreover, the invention allows for pharmaceutical supplier/providers and healthcare providers the ability better to manage, track, and trend the medication and products that must be... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080046294 - Method for renewing medical prescriptions: The invention provides a method for renewing a prescription for a pharmaceutical via an electronic network. A renewal request is generated for a renewal of a prior prescription. The request is transmitted to a prescriber for review and authorization. Once an authorized renewal prescription is received from the prescriber, a... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20080046292 - Platform for interoperable healthcare data exchange: The interoperable healthcare data exchange platform seamlessly links a plurality of disparate, remote applications generally representing provider systems containing electronic health records (EHRs) to enable the real-time collection, processing and centralized storage of health records at a data store, along with enabling controlled access to the centralized storage. The central... Agent: Accenture, LLP C/o Hogan & Hartson, LLP (ipgroup)
20080046296 - Treatment management system: A system and a method for managing patient treatment stores in the database a patient history for each patient including data related to observations, test results, diagnoses, treatment regimen(s) and a treatment plan associated with the patient. The treatment plan is administered to the patient and medical device operating data... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20080046298 - System and method for travel planning: Methods, systems and computer readable code for travel planning are provided. According to some embodiments, a travel planning engine schedules a plurality of activities within one or more time intervals and generates a travel plan, where each activity is associated with a physical location and optional time parameters. Alternatively or... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080046300 - Method to improve requirements, design manufacturing, and transportation in mass manufacturing industries through analysis of defect data: A computer-implemented method of optimizing at least one of a design, production and testing process in a mass manufacturing process includes steps of: collecting error data relating to a product at a plurality of points along its design, production, and distribution chain; classifying the error data into categories of errors... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.
20080046301 - System and method for rejecting a proposed commitment: A system and method that allow an individual or a party to reject a proposed commitment in a structured manner such that clear disclosure of the condition(s) on which the commitment was proposed, on what ground the commitment was rejected, and optionally, revision(s) that are considered necessary for acceptance in... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080046302 - Vehicle transport load optimization: A system and method for optimizing a vehicle transport load includes receiving data regarding an inventory of vehicles and data regarding available transports, comparing and analyzing the data, and producing a best profile load. The method may include configuring parameters to further refine the best profile load, deleting and adding... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080046305 - Automated auction method for staffing work shifts: A procedure is provided by which a worker is able to alter his or her work schedule using a computer system. The worker accesses work shift positions that have been designated as being alterable and chooses one as a selected work shift position. That selection may also specify a wage... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080046308 - Analyzing relationships between authorization and installation information for a software product: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that analyzes relationships between authorization and installation information for a software product. During operation, the system receives a set of authorization information that is associated with a transaction for a software product from a point of sale system at a retail... Agent: Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080046309 - Optimized deployment of parts in a distribution network: A method for deploying parts is disclosed. Locations that include supply locations and demand locations are defined. A supply location supplies parts to a demand location. A demand is computed for each part at each location. An availability lead-time is estimated for each part at each location. A lead-time demand... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080046307 - System and method for conducting market research: A method and system for market research includes extending an offer to grant an ownership interest such as an equity interest or security in a company in exchange for receiving feedback from respondent members of a target market. The company may use the feedback in developing and launching a new... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP
20080046310 - Method and system for generating a list signature: The invention relates to a method for generating a list signature for a message to be signed, said method comprising steps which are carried out by an electronic material support of a member of a list. During said step, the electronic material support only generates an electronic signature according to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080046325 - Couponing system: A method and apparatus are provided for a method of offering coupons to a consumer at a point of sale. The method includes the steps of detecting entry of an identifier of an item to be purchased by the consumer at the point of sale, searching a database to identify... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd
20080046319 - Method and system for determining fuel pricing: A system and method for receiving an aircraft identifier corresponding to an aircraft, retrieving information on the basis of the aircraft identifier, determining an attractiveness of an operator of the aircraft as a potential customer based on at least the retrieved information and determining a suggested fuel price based on... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20080046326 - Mobile thing determination systems and methods based upon user-device location: Systems and methods are disclosed for automated notification systems. One representative method, among others, comprises the following steps: during a communication session with a personal communications device, determining a location of the personal communications device, and identifying a mobile thing to travel to the determined location or another location for... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080046341 - Business management method, business management apparatus and data broadcast delivery method: A business management method, a business management apparatus and a data broadcast delivery method are disclosed which allows contents to be broadcast over an unused bandwidth in satellite broadcasting so that the contents are stored and later reproduced as needed for quick access to a desired destination recorded in the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080046334 - Identification and management of fraudulent credit/debit card purchases at merchant ecommerce sites: Transaction processing of online transactions at merchant sites determines the likelihood that such transactions are fraudulent, accounting for unreliable fields of a transaction order, which fields do not reliably identify a purchaser. A scoring server using statistical model uses multiple profiles associated with key fields, along with weights to indicate... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20080046340 - Method and system for protecting domain names via third-party systems: A method and system for extending a permanent domain name registration service and/or website hosting service by third-party payment system. A third-party payment system enables a domain name/website hosting account holder to accept third-party payments; third parties may then view a payment section on their website and choose to make... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20080046333 - Sales support system: There is provided a sales support system enabling a user to purchase a product in a store on a network while communicating with a store clerk. The sales support system comprises store page display means for storing content associated with the store site and transmitting the content to a customer... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080046339 - System for transaction of contents through a network: A method, device, system, and program for transaction of contents through a network are provided. In this transaction system, user terminals are configured to allow users to conduct transactions. A user sends a notification that the user hopes to register contents and prescribed items thereof in a data base in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080046337 - Universal shopping cart and order injection system: A universal shopping cart is provided that obtains and orders products and services from different merchants located on the Internet. The consumer completes all of their shopping on the shopping site and is not directed to another merchant's site to complete an order. The universal shopping cart provides a monitoring... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080046338 - Universal shopping cart and order injection system: A universal shopping cart is provided that obtains and orders products and services from different merchants located on the Internet. The consumer completes all of their shopping on the shopping site and is not directed to another merchant's site to complete an order. The universal shopping cart provides a monitoring... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080046342 - Record-keeping system for performances over a network: A method of producing a performance, the performance being transmitted over a network, the performance being subject to a record-keeping requirement, includes the steps of: providing information pertaining to a performance in accordance with a record-keeping requirement; associating the information with the performance; providing the associated information to a custodian;... Agent: Michael M. Gerardi
20080046343 - System and method for dynamic categorization: System and method for dynamically categorizing a plurality of products listed for sale with an Internet-based shopping site based on tags associated with the products. Sellers submit one or more tags or categories when they list new products with the site. Categories and/or subcategories may be generated based, at least... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20080046346 - Generating an order plan for a supply chain network: Generating an order plan is disclosed. Data describing priority levels including at least one item request is accessed. Data describing a supply chain network including network components that supply one or more items to satisfy an item request is accessed. For each priority level, and for each item request of... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080046348 - Analytically determining revenue of internet companies using internet metrics: With respect to a current quarter of unreported revenue for certain Internet companies, by processes performed by a computer revenue to date is analytically determined and future revenue for the remaining quarter is statistically projected by modeling revenue based on “Internet metrics”. Actual revenue performance is obtained and one or... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
20080046350 - Construction payment management system and method with automated electronic document generation features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. One method embodying the invention can include generating a budget for a construction project, receiving an invoice amount from at least one participant in the construction project, generating at least one of an automated invoice and an automated sworn statement... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080046351 - Electronic asset assignment and tracking: Electronic asset assignment and tracking systems and methods are provided. When assets and attributes are not specified at the time of a trade, a user may assign assets, corresponding quantities, and other attributes post trade. A limit may be set on the time allotted for assigning the assets. When the... Agent: Jared Kneitel Fish & Neave
20080046356 - Controlling markets during a stop loss trigger: A system mitigates the effects of a market spike caused by the triggering and election of conditional orders in an automated matching system. The system monitors trading that takes place as a result of the cascading triggering of conditional orders. When an order is executed beyond a predetermined price threshold,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080046352 - System for charging royalty of copyrights in digital multimedia broadcasting and method thereof: A system for charging a copyright royalty in a digital multimedia broadcasting, and a method for the same are disclosed, which are designed to store the contents of the current broadcasting as a user performs a key operation or reservation for storing the contents at a receiving terminal. A charge... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20080046359 - Construction payment management system and method with one-time registration features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. One method embodying the invention can include electronically receiving registration information including payment information from a plurality of participants, electronically storing the registration information for use with multiple construction projects, and transferring a plurality of payments to a plurality of... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080046358 - Methods for processing a group of accounts corresponding to different products: Processing a group of accounts corresponding to different products. A group of accounts are linked together to create a group so that group processing can be performed at the group level while independent processing of the accounts is performed at the account level. Typically, a group includes a key account... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080046360 - Using currency to purchase from sellers that do not recognize the currency: Processing transactions involving participants that do not support the same currency generally involves incrementing and decrementing currencies associated with the participants. This allows the participants to participate in transactions where they would not ordinarily be able to do so. A request is received from a first participant to process a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080046365 - System and method for providing compensation to loan professionals: A system and method for providing a compensation program associated with a modifiable mortgage is disclosed which provides incentives to encourage a sales force to originate a modifiable mortgage. In one aspect of the invention, the compensation program calculates an annuity to be paid to an appropriate sales force member... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080046361 - Systems and methods for administering return sweep accounts: Novel systems and methods for managing a plurality of client demand accounts so as to allow a banking institution to retain client deposits on the bank's balance sheets while, at the same time, providing the client with the capability of implementing up to an unlimited number of transactions per month... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080046368 - Systems and methods for assessing the risk of a financial transaction using authenticating marks: Systems and methods are described for better assessing risk associated with cashing second-party checks and other negotiable instruments. The systems and methods make use of information about authenticating marks, such as watermarks, bar codes, insignia, background patterns, and the like, from a check in order to better assess the legitimacy... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080046370 - Data decoding apparatus and method, charge information processing apparatus and method, data reproducing apparatus and method, electronic money, electronic use right, and terminal apparatus: Reproduction data is supplied to a decoder and encryption is decoded. A reproducing conditions label is detected by a reproducing conditions label detecting unit. Compression encoding is decoded by a decompressor. A watermark detecting unit discriminates whether the reproducing conditions label has been falsified or not. In a listening right... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080046369 - Password management for rss interfaces: A password management process handles passwords at a remote service that operates as an intermediary between a user and a web service.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080046374 - Digital delivery system and method: A digital delivery system and method. The method includes receiving identification information related to at least one digital book, and generating an anonymous receipt that has a single access code that represents the at least one digital book.... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20080046375 - Method and system for distributing digital works: Systems and methods for distributing digital works are described, comprising an indicia redeemable for a desired digital work(s), a customer node, and a remote server. The remote server and the customer node are intermittently coupled through a communications link. The digital work(s) and associated identification data are stored at the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080046372 - Methods and apparatus for electronic file use and management: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating online storage of files (e.g., audio tracks, video, etc.) for playback/access or sale/exchange by the owners of the files without violating copyrights that copyright holders have in the files. For example, by providing a playback service that does not store additional versions of... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, P.C.
20080046376 - Method and apparatus for using retail authorization to reduce the initial value of a software product: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for using retail authorization to reduce the initial value of a software product. During operation, the system receives an initial bill for an un-activated version of the software product. Because this un-activated version is not fully functional, it has a lower... Agent: Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080046377 - Method and mechanism for vending digital content: An Internet Box Office (IBO) system and technique vends digital content via a computer network, such as the Internet. The IBO system comprises a viewing system that cooperates with a Digital Rights Management system and various deployment enhancements within the Internet to provide an infrastructure that facilitates access to digital... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20080046379 - System and method for proffering multiple biometrics for use with a fob: The present invention discloses a system and methods for biometric security using multiple biometrics in a transponder-reader system. The biometric security system also includes a biometric sensor that detects biometric samples and a device for verifying biometric samples. In one embodiment, the biometric security system includes a transponder configured with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080046381 - Electronic payment terminal and method for making electronic payment terminals available: The invention relates to an electronic payment terminal, comprising: receiving means for receiving location data; a central processing unit planned for storing location data which may be received by the receiving means; and a program, stored in the central processing unit, for configuring the terminal on according to the location... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20080046383 - System and method for providing a score for a used vehicle: One embodiment of the system and method described herein provides a score generator system that generates an automated vehicle specific valuation of a used car based on the physical and historical attributes of that vehicle. This score may indicate the likelihood that the vehicle will be on the road in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080046384 - Postage verification apparatus and methods: A postage verification apparatus includes a reading device for reading a luminescent signature of a postage stamp to detect a value of the postage stamp. The apparatus also includes a weighing device for weighing a mailpiece to which the postage stamp is affixed. Further, the apparatus includes a processing device... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080046385 - Method and structure for automated crediting to customers for waiting: A method and structure for reducing customer dissatisfaction for waiting includes a queue monitoring subsystem which detects an entry of a customer into a waiting queue. A reward computing subsystem calculates a reward for the customer for being in the waiting queue, and a communication subsystem communicates the reward to... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20080046386 - Method for making optimal decisions in automated customer care: This invention relates to a method for optimizing the cost of interaction with a caller utilizing an automated interactive voice response system. A plurality of interactions between a caller and an automated interactive voice response system are analyzed. Discrete attributes of the interactions between the callers and the automated interactive... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080046387 - System and method for policy based control of local electrical energy generation and use: A system with automatic control of local generation, consumption, storage, buying, and selling of electrical energy is provided. This automation can be governed by optimization criteria and policies established by the administrative entity responsible for the domain benefiting from this invention. The control method, using a data processing computer, implements... Agent: Rajeev Gopal
20080046388 - Multi-utility energy control and facility automation control system with dashboard having a plurality of interface gateways: A multi-utility energy and facility automation control system has control center computer(s) connected to various utility consuming systems and software that formats pertinent systems' energy data, stores, retrieves, diagnoses and acts in response to changes and includes a multi-utility master meter device and a plurality of sensors for utilities and... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP Song K. Jung
20080046389 - Method of marketing a product: A method of marketing a product includes providing a unique scent with a first intensity contemporaneously with a first unrelated positive stimulus in the absence of the product, wherein the first positive stimulus has a first strength. The method further includes later providing the unique scent with a second intensity... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf02/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080040129 - systems and methods for providing a vehicle service management service: Embodiments consistent with the invention relate to providing incentives related to product services. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for providing an incentive related to a vehicle maintenance service is provided. The method may include receiving a registration request from a customer. The registration request may include a vehicle identification... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080040125 - Apparatus for revising corporate checklist: An apparatus for supporting revision of a checklist for checking soundness of a company in accordance with revision of the laws and ordinances is provided. The apparatus comprises a first database of a checklist containing check items associated with provisions of laws/ordinances, a second database of laws/ordinances data including texts... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20080040145 - Business case evaluation system and methods thereof: A system and method to offer a one or more experiences using various layers to at least one customer is disclosed. The method includes user experience layer having a first plurality of components owned by at least one service provider to evaluate a plurality of experimental changes of the at... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20080040124 - Business process system, business process method, and information processing apparatus: A business process system for transmitting and receiving various pieces of business data by connecting an indefinitely large number of enterprises through a network includes a client terminal possessed by an order source connected to an open network layer, equipped with an application for realizing a peer-to-peer network architecture, and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20080040127 - Customer customized resource media: A customized resource media creation system for use when configuring a build to order information handling system. More specifically, a customer is provided with an option of creating a customized resource media in place of receiving a preconfigured resource media when configuring an information handling system. The customer is also... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080040132 - Delivery stream management: A method and system for delivering a product including performing a first non-sale transaction including having the product transported through a first delivery stream to a first intended recipient for use by the first intended recipient, and receiving payment from the first intended recipient; and performing a second transaction including... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080040131 - Interpersonal pursuit method: An interpersonal pursuit method specifically comprises instructing a male regarding improved methods for pursuing a physical relationship with a female. The method includes instructing males regarding three main steps of establishing attraction, building comfort, and seduction. These steps are executed in sequence. Each of these three main steps includes three... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20080040134 - Method and system for controlling renting of rental articles: A method and system of processing a rental article including renting the rental article to a plurality of consecutive rentees by a renter without returning the rental article to the renter; tracking a number of the consecutive rentees which the rental article has been rented to; and upon the number... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080040130 - Method of distributing recognition and reinforcing organization focus: A recognition distribution method also educates and focuses attention of organization members regarding a mission, strategy of an organization, such as a company, a partnership, a variant of a company or partnership, or even a religion, a club, or the like. Members and affiliates are encouraged to become participants in... Agent: Shlesinger & Fitzsimmons
20080040135 - Process for creating management charts: The invention is a process for managing organizational information and resources using a database management program, the process comprising the steps of: 1) defining the organization structure; 2) defining the attributes available for personnel in the structure; 3) entering the personnel attributes into the database; 4) creating and maintaining a... Agent: Louis L. Dachs
20080040133 - Routing a mail piece in a delivery system: A method of routing a mail piece in a delivery system includes receiving the mail piece by a delivery service provider; initially moving the mail piece in a delivery stream of the delivery service provider towards a first delivery address; after the mail piece has at least partially completed transit... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080040126 - Social categorization in electronic mail: Associating communication objects based on the content of the communication objects using social category tags. Communication objects are collected for a user. Each communication object has a type describing characteristics of each said communication object. An instruction is received from the user for assigning a social category tag to each... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20080040150 - Methods and apparatus for searching and identifying diseases: The computer system or computer apparatus of the present invention includes a source of transcribed codes that comprises standardized medical codes translated from two or more symptoms, conditions, procedures, medication or any combination thereof experienced or used by the individual; a processor routine coupled to receive transcribed codes from the... Agent: Antoinette G. Giugliano, P.C.
20080040154 - System and method for hierarchically pricing items: A computer-assisted method for hierarchically pricing chargeable items in a healthcare provider's chargeable item database is disclosed. The method applies hierarchical pricing to related chargeable items. A system for hierarchically pricing related chargeable items is also disclosed.... Agent: Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
20080040152 - Systems and methods for health management of single or multi-platform systems: Systems and methods for health data management are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of monitoring health information for a multi-platform system includes receiving health information from one or more subsystems of a plurality of platforms, and analyzing the health information using one or more reasoner algorithms configured to predict... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080040160 - Medical treatment compliance monitoring system: A Workflow Management System is integrated with a Healthcare Information System to perform compliance contemporaneously with change in patient conditions. A medical treatment compliance monitoring system includes an input processor for receiving information identifying a patient and a medical condition of the patient. A workflow task processor provides a healthcare... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080040157 - Methods and systems for storing and providing information related to companion animals: Systems and methods for storing and providing information related to companion animals. Electronic records for companion animals are stored in a remote central database of a companion animal service central storage module. The electronic records can be associated with an identifier on an encoded electronically readable tag implanted in a... Agent: Patent Docket Andminstrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20080040159 - Systems and methods for shared decision making: This invention relates to techniques for treatment of long term disorders such as psychiatric disorders.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080040166 - Life insurance investment fund: A method of funding and managing at least one fund of a plurality of diverse life insurance policies issued by a plurality of investment grade carriers, the at least one fund providing enhanced risk adjusted investment return. The method performing the steps of: selecting the plurality of life insurance policies... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080040164 - System and method for facilitating claims processing: A system for providing a claims processing environment for facilitating claim adjudication includes a processor for generating an electronic interface configured to enable a user to edit claim data requiring one or more edits and for receiving the one or more edits, and a data storage component for storing the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080040163 - System and method for paying and receiving agency commissions: A system and method for paying a commission to an insurance agent is provided. The method comprises receiving a trail commission from an insurance company, the trail commission being related to or based on a premium paid by a consumer in connection with a product sold by the insurance agent.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20080040165 - Transgenic crop financial systems and methods: The invention provides systems and methods for determining discounted rates for insurance on and financial products relating to transgenic traited crops as compared to their traditional, non-traited counterparts. Certain methods of the invention involve generating comparison data contrasting the yields of transgenic traited crops to their traditional non-traited counterparts. The... Agent: Howrey LLP
20080040168 - Activity based costing underwriting tool: A method of evaluating underwriting activities of a company providing insurance coverage is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of storing data related to the underwriting activities for the company; receiving information from employees related to tasks associated with the underwriting activities; analyzing the information from the employees; and generating... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080040169 - Method for discerning and communicating organization's culture/posture towards business environment through segmented questionnaires: A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium for a policy guidance system comprising one or more Cartesian coordinate plots of a policy's adherence and compliance guidelines. One or more segmented questionnaires are created, comprising a range of weighted responses, that are electronically distributed to one or more predetermined reviewers such as,... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw
20080040177 - Method and apparatus for automatic out of office assistant activation: A telecommunications system includes a calendar system; and an out of office assistant configured to activate responsive to one or more entries maintained in the calendar system. According to some embodiments, the out of office assistant is configured to activate based on user-configurable fields applied to calendar appointments maintained by... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080040178 - Method of assigning a set of resources to multiple agents: A method of assigning a set of resources to multiple agents using the resources, including an initial stage, consisting in setting up a collaborative network between agents, which expresses all the relations between agents liable to share at least one given resource through one or more coordinated actions, the network... Agent: Burr & Brown
20080040176 - Online protection plan supplemental services: A system or method for providing online services to supplement furniture protection plans. Services provided by the system may include e-mail reminders, technician referrals, promotional giveaways, and home-care related tips and products. Customers access these services on a website using a using a unique code that may be available on... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
20080040179 - System and method for sharing information and causing an action based on that information: A physical objects tracking system and a method for sharing information about objects and causing an action based on that information is provided. Short range communication networks collect data which identify physical objects and attributes associated with the objects. Long range communication networks provide both central data processing equipment, which... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20080040189 - Automatic selection of meeting participants: In one embodiment, a system for scheduling a conference includes a database that stores a list of names of persons in a business group and a server. The server is responsive to input from a user interface that includes an alias of the business group in an invitee field of... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak
20080040191 - Event-driven customizable automated workflows for incident remediation: The invention relates to a system and method for customizing and storing workflow processes for use in remediation incidents such as security events. One aspect of the invention relates to providing tools to enable creation of customized workflow processes for event driven incident remediation, monitoring and analyzing system activity to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080040190 - Method, system, and computer program product for multi-mission scheduling: Described is a system for multi-mission scheduling. The system is configured to compile a list of missions, where each mission includes at least one task. Additionally, each mission has a mission value associated with it such that the mission value reflects an ordering priority of the mission. The system also... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates
20080040193 - System and method for dynamic staff bidding: A system and method for implementing a dynamic staff bid system of scheduling and time slotting of staff personnel by administrative personnel. The present invention with the matching engine selecting qualified, capable employees by direct messaging for bidding based on dynamic feedback reduces potentially dangerous mismatches of personnel. Also the... Agent: Michael T. Perkins
20080040188 - System and method for providing temporary and limited grants of calendar access: A system and method for providing temporary and limited grants of calendar access is provided. An invitee or its proxy may provide an event planner or time broker with a particular grant of calendar access comprising a date range, particular days of the week, and a particular time interval. The... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080040187 - System to relay meeting activity in electronic calendar applications and schedule enforcement agent for electronic meetings: An invention is disclosed for a computerized system for relaying meeting activity in electronic calendar applications, which allows a meeting participant to automatically obtain desired information about activity taking place in a scheduled meeting or presentation to allow that participant to determine whether he or she should attend. The invention... Agent: Gerald J. Iwanejko, Jr.
20080040198 - Device and method for modeling electronic business transactions: A model and a corresponding database are disclosed. This model and/or database can be used for settling, by way of suitable automatic and systematic allocation, the question: which eServices/eSolutions can be used for which business transactions or workflows or vice versa which eServices/eSolutions are suitable for which business transactions or... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080040194 - Method and apparatus for sharing end user feedback: A method and apparatus for sharing end user feedback is disclosed. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system can have a collection element that receives a vendor identifier and a measure of satisfaction associated therewith, and a storage element that stores the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080040199 - Method and system for automated service climate measurement based on social signals: A computer-implemented method for measuring a system includes providing an automated service climate measurement system (ASCMS) comprising an evaluation function, receiving customer input by the ASCMS, measuring a service climate variable of the customer input, determining a social-signal feature of the customer input, correlating the social-signal feature with the service... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20080040197 - Method, program, and system for monitoring supplier capacities: A capacity monitoring for a plurality of suppliers is performed by receiving performance data of at least one of the suppliers, receiving forecast data of a manufacturer, and generating a capacity risk rating based on the received performance data and the received forecast data.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20080040196 - Method, system and program product for hosting an on-demand customer interaction center utility infrastructure: A method, system and program product for hosting an on-demand customer interaction contact center utility infrastructure is provided. The method includes negotiating competitive prices with a plurality of vendors for each of the plurality of components of the on-demand customer interaction center utility infrastructure. Further, the method includes providing an... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy
20080040195 - Quantitative analysis of web page clutter that accounts for subjective preferences: A method determines a usability measure for a web page. A representation of the web page is processed in view of a usability model. The usability indication is determined based on the processing step. The representation of the web page may include an indication of at least one of structural... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080040209 - Rental article handling at an end of a rental stream: A method and system for offering a rental article for sale. The method includes determining how many times the rental article has been rented; and establishing a scaled purchase price for selling the rental article based at least partially upon a number of times the rental article has been rented.... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080040208 - Rental article servicing: A method of renting a rental article is provided including delivering the rental article by a delivery service provider between rentees without returning the rental article to a renter of the rental article; and delivering the rental article to an article service provider, between deliveries of the rental article, to... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080040210 - Electronic toll management for fleet vehicles: Toll transaction payment processing includes accessing image data for a vehicle, the image data corresponding to at least one image of the vehicle engaging in a transaction with a toll facility. The image data is processed to determine one or more vehicle identifiers for the vehicle. A fleet vehicle company... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080040211 - Marketing system employing vending machines: According to an embodiment, a device provides an offer, via an interface (130) at a vending machine (100), for a benefit in exchange for an email address. An email address is received via the interface (380). After receiving the email address, a promotional message (260) is transmitted to the received... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080040215 - Mid-roll insertion of digital media: An example embodiment of the present invention provides a process for inserting a source media stream into a target media stream, which media streams might be in container file format. The process opens and reads into memory structural information from a target media stream and structural information from a source... Agent: Law Office Of Mark J. Spolyar
20080040219 - Proximity-based wireless advertising system: The proximity-based wireless advertising system includes a personal dedicated wireless electronics device that has display and alerting features. A wireless transceiver interacting with a web application over the internet or local area network can deliver marketing messages to the personal electronics device when a person carrying the device is at... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20080040229 - System and method for distributing a right to transmit an electronic coupon to mobile devices: Embodiments of systems and methods for distributing a right to transmit an electronic coupon to mobile devices are generally described herein. In one embodiment, the method includes auctioning the right to transmit the electronic coupon to the mobile devices at one or more predetermined locations at one or more predetermined... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20080040214 - System and method for subsidizing payment transaction costs through online advertising: The present invention is directed to a services network integrating a system and method for subsidizing payment transaction costs through online advertising. Participants in the service network may subsidize the payment transaction costs of end-users through the activation of other services by the end-user in the service network.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20080040213 - System and method of distributing product samples with feedback: A method and marketing system that allows for the distribution of product samples to a manufacturer's target audience and provides the manufacturer with consumer information. The two main participants of the system are manufacturers and consumers. Consumers provide information to a membership database. Manufacturers provide product samples to onsite locations... Agent: Howard C. Miskin, Esq. Stoli, Miskin & Badie
20080040231 - System and method for uniformly pricing items: A computer-assisted method for uniformly pricing chargeable items in a healthcare provider's chargeable item database is disclosed. The method applies uniform pricing to identical or related chargeable items. A system for uniformly pricing related chargeable items is also disclosed.... Agent: Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
20080040237 - Method and system for executing electronic commerce transactions: A method for completing an electronic commerce transaction, involving receiving security information associated with a real identity of a buyer, receiving virtual security labels corresponding to security information associated with the real identity of a buyer, storing the security information and the virtual security labels in an isolated entity of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080040232 - Method for performing a network auction: The present invention relates to conducting an auction over an electronic network such as the Internet. In an exemplary embodiment, the auction is administered by a central computer, that enables a seller to enter listing information regarding an auction item and enables bidders to enter bids for the auction item.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080040233 - Mobile order fulfillment: A mobile order fulfillment system communicates and processes advance orders, such that the order is ready or delivered at a time and place agreed upon in the transaction. A consumer can enter an order message into a mobile device. The order message is received and processed by an order processing... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20080040235 - System for apportioning revenue for media content derived from an online feedback community: Uses media, for example audio, video or text performances that were integrated into an online community for feedback determinative of outcome, for digital distribution. Apportions compensation for a selected artist from revenue that may be generated through one or any combination of advertisement, services associated with artist's performance, and media... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20080040234 - Systems and methods for supplying ink and toner cartridges: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for supplying ink or toner cartridges to a customer as part of a cartridge purchase program. One embodiment is directed to a method that involves receiving, in a receptacle, a used ink or toner cartridge from a customer, identifying the customer... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080040242 - Interactive physical mail content management: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for interactive mail management of physical mail. Physical mail is received in a mailbox. An identifier is read in response to receiving the physical mail in the mailbox. The physical mail contains the identifier. Information contained in the identifier is... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080040243 - Notification of mail deliveries in remote post office mailboxes: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for mail notification. Physical mail is received in a mailbox. The physical mail includes an identifier indicating information about the physical mail. A presence of the physical mail is detected in the mailbox. The identifier is read in response to... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080040244 - Tracking and managing assets: A system and method including a local network formed of a plurality of identification devices that are operable to initiate communication with other identification devices to form the local network and are further operable to poll other identification devices, each identification device in wireless communication with at least one other... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080040247 - Tax deduction revaluation system: A method and system for calculating a tax credit obtains a tax function T(A), a value for deduction (D), and a value for an income amount (A) at which a computation is based. The method and system computes a tax credit C=k(T(A)−T(A−(D−C))). The calculation may be done non-recursively or recursively... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20080040290 - Method and apparatus for option filtering: According to some embodiments, systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code, and means for filtering options data include receiving options feed data including a first set of options feed data having a changed quote, identifying, from the first set of options feed data, a second set of the options feed data... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080040291 - Redemption of derivative secured index participation notes: Techniques are described for securitizing, administraining and trading various index shares securitized by derivative, cash-settled instruments on the underlying index.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080040253 - System and method for creation and trade of exchange-backed equity investments: Transactions are performed between owners of unique financial instruments, Digital Objects (DOs), issued by an exchange company. Owners of DOs are entitled equity in the exchange company where said equity is generated through operations related to the trade of said DOs. User terminals communicate with a computer system that manages... Agent: Graham S. Jones, Ii
20080040262 - Voice authenticated financial transaction: The method and system disclosed herein provides a method and system for enabling users to conduct financial transactions with voice enabled merchant devices. The overall system comprises of a merchant device operated by the merchant, electronic handheld devices operated by users, i.e. customers, and a banking server that is in... Agent: Ashok Tankha, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20080040266 - Method of distributing funds: A method of distributing funds to complete a project, including construction financing where funds are distributed at multiple times. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of... Agent: Thrasher Associates, LLC
20080040265 - Methods and systems for making a payment via a stored value card in a mobile environment: Methods and systems for making a financial payment to a payee via a stored value (SV) card 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... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080040268 - Product tracking and alert system: A radio transponder encoded with a serial number that is linked to a vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is installed on a vehicle at time of manufacturer. When the vehicle is tendered for repairs, an electronic interrogator detects the presence of the vehicle, reads its VIN, and checks a database... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Office Of Joel Voelzke
20080040270 - Web based conversion of non-negotiable credits associated with an entity to entity independent negotiable funds: A method for converting credits to funds can include a step of a Web site receiving user identification information. Non-negotiable credits can be identified that are associated with an entity with which the user has previously interacted. The previous interactions could have earned the non-negotiable credits. Responsive to a user... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20080040277 - Image recognition authentication and advertising method: A method and system for authenticating a purchaser, collecting data of purchasers, and displaying personalized advertisements. The system uses video cameras to capture an initial image of the customer upon entry and/or at the register prior to checkout. The image is then sent via LAN or wireless LAN to a... Agent: 24ip Law Group Usa, PLLC
20080040278 - Image recognition authentication and advertising system: A system for authenticating a purchaser, collecting data of purchasers, and displaying personalized advertisements. The system uses video cameras to capture an initial image of the customer upon entry and/or at the register prior to checkout. The image is then sent via LAN or wireless LAN to a computer with... Agent: 24ip Law Group Usa, PLLC
20080040274 - Method of making secure electronic payments using communications devices and biometric data: Methods and systems for carrying out financial transactions include creating unique aliases for payment instrument having associated identification numbers, associating the created aliases to the payment instruments and enabling consumer use of the aliases to carry out financial transactions. Various special point-of-sale devices may be employed to carry out the... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20080040275 - Systems and methods for identifying potentially fraudulent financial transactions and compulsive spending behavior: Various embodiments of the invention provide a more secure financial transaction system for e-commerce sectors that (1) more securely processes payment transactions, (2) helps to protect merchants and banks against fraudulent transactions, money laundering, and underage gambling, and (3) helps to limit other abuses in areas of e-commerce that are... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080040280 - System and method for remote deposit system: Described is a method and system for a remote deposit system. The method comprises receiving facsimile data corresponding to facsimile of a plurality of checks, constructing digitized images of the checks as a function of the facsimile data, gathering check data from each of the digitized images, and processing the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20080040281 - User-vendor matching based on request from mobile wireless device: Users and vendors are matched. A request from a mobile wireless device of a user is received that relates to a business service. The request is matched against vendors providing the business service to yield one or more vendors currently locationally near the user and that are currently accepting service... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080040283 - Content protection system and method for enabling secure sharing of copy-protected content: A content protection system for enabling secure sharing of a piece of content encrypted for copy-protection and a method therefor. The system includes a first processing unit and a license management unit. The first processing unit is for enabling the first user to send a request for sharing the piece... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080040287 - Fuel dispenser management: Systems and processes may provide for managing a fuel dispenser. In particular implementations, a system and process for a fuel dispenser may include the ability to receive at least a portion of transaction data for a fueling session, determine whether at least a portion of the received transaction data requires... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080040288 - Method and system for using rss-type feeds in an e-commerce environment: A method for using RSS-Type feeds in an E-Commerce environment, is described. In one embodiment, the method is to be implemented on a system. In one embodiment the method comprises a service portal receiving multiple notifications from separate service providers, the notifications including a universal resource locators (URLs) corresponding to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20080040149 - Apparatus and method for providing employee benefits and/or employee benefits information: An apparatus for providing employee benefits and/or employee benefits information, which comprises a central processing device, a database for storing employee benefits one of data and information, and a receiver for receiving a request for one of employee benefits and employee benefits information. The central processing device processes the request... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20080040148 - Chemical substance total management system, storage medium storing chemical susbstance management program and chemical substance total management method: A chemical substance total management system aids for reduction of release and transferring amount of managing substances in business entities. The system retrieves releasing and transferring amount record relating to predetermined managing substance on the basis of total tabulation link information with correlation between the tabulation result record managing releasing... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080040136 - Distributed authorisation system: A distributed authorisation system whereby seals 15 can be uniquely numbered and applied to a package or product P. The system includes an authorisation site 11 from which a licensed applicator 10 of security seals, marking, labels and the like can obtain via a global networking system 13 a unique... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080040137 - Internet-based discussion system and method thereof, record media recorded discussion method: Provided is a discussion system and method for Internet-based reasonable decision-making tool, capable of inducing healthy discussion prosecution by a systematic and standardized discussion procedure and rule to solve various points at issue or conflicts and decision-making generated in a society, an enterprise and group; and of establishing theory and... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20080040140 - Merger integration toolkit system and method for milestone tracking: The present invention provides for a method and a computer system for providing functionality for electronically managing and supporting a merger integration of businesses, using software and other computer-implemented tools. In one aspect of the invention, the method and system provide program milestone tracking for an integration of businesses, where... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
20080040147 - Method and apparatus for acquiring drm contents in mobile communication terminal: A method and apparatus for acquiring DRM contents in a mobile communication terminal at a reduced expense by acquiring information about the DRM contents provided through a plurality of content providers are provided. The method and apparatus for acquiring DRM contents includes acquiring price information for DRM contents provided from... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20080040142 - Method and system for a user interface for a live speed dating session over a world wide network of computers: A method for live speed dating through a world wide network of computers, e.g., Internet. The method includes inputting one or more parameters through a client device to a server device from a first human user. In a preferred embodiment, the one or more parameters includes a sexual preference (e.g.,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080040141 - Method, system and apparatus for matching sellers to a buyer over a network and for managing related information: An improved system and method for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and one of a number of sellers is provided. The transaction is related to a project specified by the buyer. A set of sellers are identified from a database. A flow control process operates over a number of... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20080040146 - Platform-independent systems and methods for enabling parties to rapidly negotiate terms for a service to be provided by one party to another party, and to effect payment between parties upon completion thereof: The invention provides platform-independent non-proprietary systems and methods to enable parties to utilize one or more conventional communication applications/systems, in one or more mediums, to easily negotiate one or more aspects of a provision of a desired service by one of the parties, and to effect the appropriate compensation, after... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20080040128 - System for sales, distribution, and copyright protection of architectural drawings: The system for sales, distribution, and copyright protection of architectural drawings is a proof of purchase based, copyright enforcement system, which can be verified during the application for a building permit. This makes it possible to sell home plans as merchandise, directly to a shopper. Home plans, offered in permit-ready... Agent: Roy L. Shafer
20080040139 - Systems and methods for generation, registration and mobile phone billing of a music pod system: A platform for supporting a network-enabled music application is configured to render the network enabled application for a user, via a user interface associated with the user, in accordance with various APIs included in the platform and used by a program developer to develop the network-enabled music application. The rendering... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20080040138 - Telephone number stamps: The invention regards a method, a system and a package for payment and granting of postage rate for an item of mailing (10) through at least one of a network for data- and telecommunication. The item of mailing (10) is marked up with a telephone number (12) belonging to the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20080040143 - Tracking system and method: System and method for tracking user activity. A user accessing a first web page is identified and an impression associated with the first web page that is selected by the user is determined. The impression is assigned a unique identification and is one of a plurality of impressions for directing... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20080040144 - Transport logistics systems and methods: A logistics system manages the shipments of goods supplied from a plurality of different shippers by a plurality of carriers. It has a variety of modules integrated with each other to perform various functionalities. For example, it may have a purchasing module evaluating proposals by shippers for respective shipments of... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20080040156 - Computerized system for tracking, managing and analyzing hospital privileges through the use of specifically researched content in conjunction with icd, cpt or other codes: A computerized system to manage privileges and billing codes individually and in concert. Including tracking, managing and analyzing hospital privileges through the use of specifically researched content in conjunction with ICD, CPT or other codes.... Agent: Eric Robinson
20080040155 - Method and system for providing multiple funding sources for health insurance and other expenditures: Methods and systems for providing multiple funding sources for health insurance and other approved healthcare expenses to full-time, hourly, part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees. Healthcare contributions for a single employee or for multiple workers in a family from more than one employer are placed in trust accounts established under separate... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080040153 - Rheological treatment methods and related apheresis systems: Therapeutic apheresis treatments and diagnostic monitoring methods are described, specifically relating to the depletion and/or removal of a broad bandwidth of certain rheologically active elements from the blood of a patient followed by return of the blood so treated to the patient, and to methods or procedures of apheresis treatment,... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080040151 - Uses of managed health care data: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for syndication and management of structured and unstructured data to assist institutional healthcare delivery, healthcare providers' practices, healthcare providers' group practices, collaborative academic research and decision making in healthcare, including through the utilization of medical devices and healthcare pools.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080040158 - Health support method and system thereof: To provide a method for recognizing/analyzing a plurality of data concerning health management of an individual as his/her personal characteristic pattern data while considering the relationship between the data instead of analyzing each of the data separately; a health support method provided by the method; and a system thereof. A... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080040161 - Software for generating documents using an object-based interface and item/property data storage with a bulk multimedia import utility: An object-based computer software application for generating medical documents includes the use of metadata objects to represent user-interface components and medical objects based on the metadata objects. In addition, patient data objects are generated from medical objects as selected by a user. The metadata objects, medical objects and patient data... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Financial Center
20080040162 - System for processing and testing of electronic forms and associated templates: A system processes and tests forms and associated templates. A form repository includes data representing different electronic forms. A repository of information includes a plurality of sets of HIPAA compliant test data associated with a plurality of different electronic forms. The HIPAA compliant test data is used in populating a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080040167 - Booking system and method: A method and airline booking system for converting fare rules into computer code for efficient fare validation and/or for calculation of sundry costs is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes converting fare rules into computer code and storing the computer code. The method also includes receiving flight criteria from... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080040170 - Analyzing system performance, operational performance, and costs of a surveillance system: Analyzing a system includes receiving system performance data indicating performance of one or more sensor systems, operational performance data indicating performance of the sensor systems in one or more scenarios, and cost analysis data indicating one or more cost values associated with the sensor systems. Integrated data is established from... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20080040173 - Merger integration toolkit system and method for secure navigation hierarchy and workflow functionality: The present invention provides for a method and a computer system for electronically managing and supporting a merger integration of businesses. In one aspect, the invention provides program-level hierarchy and security with a collaboration environment computer program for assisting a group of individuals performing the integration, such that the collaboration... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
20080040172 - Method and system for reserving and controlling access to products and services at a remote location via a communications network: This invention is a method and system for reserving and controlling access to products and services at a remote location via a communications network. In one or more embodiment, a user uses a client computer to select desired products and services. The system returns a price offer for the packaged... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20080040171 - Method for testing the real-time capability of a system: The invention relates to a method for testing the real-time capacity of a system, especially a computer system, according to which a quantity of different tasks (τ) is to be executed, system costs being incurred by the execution of each task (τ). The aim of the invention is to provide... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20080040174 - System and method for correlating and diagnosing system component performance data: The system and method for correlating, predicting and diagnosing system component performance data includes capturing knowledge about system behavior, deploying the captured knowledge as baseline system behavior files, evaluating system performance data against the baseline system behavior files, performing predictive and diagnostic analysis when received system performance data exceeds thresholds... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20080040175 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for advertisement evolution: The application discloses apparatuses, systems and methods for providing the generation, distribution, and tracking of advertisements and advertisement performance. Specifically, the disclosed system may be configured to generate a plurality of different advertisements based on the information contained in a single base data entry. The base data entry is processed... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080040186 - Demand breakout for a supply chain: A system for demand breakout for a supply chain includes a memory operable to store a plurality of orders for at least one product. Each product may be produced using at least one precursor. The memory is also operable to store a production schedule identifying one or more resources in... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040181 - Managing provenance for an evolutionary workflow process in a collaborative environment: A method of and a device for supporting a collaborative workflow process that includes a plurality of workflows are provided. A first modified workflow process is received from a first device at a second device. The first modified workflow process is created by modifying an evolutionary workflow process. The first... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080040180 - Merger integration toolkit system and method for merger-specific functionality: The present invention provides for a method and a computer system for providing functionality for electronically managing and supporting a merger integration of businesses, using software and other computer-implemented tools. In one aspect of the invention, the method and system provide merger-specific implementation functionality for an integration of businesses, where... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
20080040184 - Method and meeting scheduler for automated meeting scheduling using delegates, representatives, quorums and teams: A method, meeting scheduler and computer program product are provided for automated meeting scheduling using delegates, representatives, quorums, and teams. Meeting settings and invitees data are stored for a meeting. The meeting settings and invitees data includes invitee attendance type, delegates, representatives, quorums, and teams data. A solution time block... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept 917
20080040183 - Optimized deployment of parts in a distribution network: A method for deploying parts is disclosed. Locations that include supply locations and demand locations are defined. A supply location supplies parts to a demand location. A demand is computed for each part at each location. An availability lead-time is estimated for each part at each location. A lead-time demand... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040185 - Redistribution of parts in a distribution network: Redistributing parts includes defining locations. An actual inventory of parts is established among the locations, and a desired allocation of the parts is established among the locations. A demand for the parts at each location is determined using the actual inventory and the desired allocation. Paths are determined, where a... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040192 - System and method for scheduled events to subscribe to live information topics: A calendar system stores and organizes materials related to scheduled events, to-dos, addresses, etc. and allows a user to browse a calendar and select entries for viewing. In addition, each entry is linked to any number of topics related to that entry and up-to-date information on these topics are displayed... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20080040203 - Calculating price elasticity: Calculating price elasticity includes accessing a number of demand models and demand data describing a number of items. The demand models are evaluated in accordance with the demand data. A demand model of the evaluated demand models is selected in response to the evaluation. A price elasticity is calculated according... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040204 - Generating a sales volume forecast: A method for generating a sales volume forecast includes receiving user input specifying a hypothetical asking price and a future date and accessing, for each of multiple past time periods, historical data reflecting a sales volume for an item over the past time period and a corresponding price difference between... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040202 - Generating an optimized price schedule for a product: Generating a price schedule involves generating a graph having paths that include states with values. The graph is generated by determining the values of a successor state from the values of a predecessor state. An optimal path is selected, and a price schedule is determined from the optimal path. Computing... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040200 - Synthesizing recommendations from financial data: Systems, methods and apparatuses for synthesizing recommendations from financial data are provided. In one embodiment, a method is presented. The method includes receiving financial transaction data from a plurality of users related to a first merchant. Furthermore, the method includes deriving from the financial transaction data of the plurality of... Agent: Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC (dba Tips Group)
20080040201 - Synthesizing recommendations from financial data: Systems, methods and apparatuses for synthesizing recommendations from financial data are provided. In one embodiment, a method is presented. The method includes receiving financial transaction data from a plurality of users related to a set of merchants. The method also includes deriving from the financial transaction data of the plurality... Agent: Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC (dba Tips Group)
20080040205 - System and method for measuring reactions to product packaging, advertising, or product features over a computer-based network: A system and method is provided for enabling respondents at their computer systems to connect via a browser with a server computer over a network, such as the Internet, and receive an initial set of survey questions on one or more pages during which primary images are downloaded into the... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher
20080040207 - Method and system for gathering and disseminating quality performance and audit activity data in an extended enterprise environment: A method for facilitating supplier auditing functions in a communications network environment is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request from a user system of an enterprise system to initiate an activity. The activity includes assessing a supplier record for determining a need to schedule a supplier audit, and scheduling... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080040206 - Performance optimization: In embodiments, the present invention relates to methods and systems for monitoring performance of employees, contractors and other agents employed to perform tasks on behalf of a company, business organization or other entity. In an embodiment, the present invention involves defining performance metrics that relate to achievement values. The achievement... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080040228 - Advertising method for website: The advertising method for a website is a method by which an incentive is provided on the advertising website to drive users to web pages belonging to advertisers being displayed on the advertising website. When a registered user of the advertising website mouses over a pixel block displaying an advertiser's... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20080040222 - Apparatus, network and method for performing commercial transactions: A method of administering an incentive award system is provided, together with apparatus for use in the administration of an incentive award system. The method includes allocating a plurality of merchants into one or more of a plurality of different merchant categories, providing an identifier to a participant and establishing... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080040223 - Electric resource module in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080040221 - Interest targeting: An advertisement can be presented by associating a label with an advertisement, receiving input from a user, wherein the input comprises one or more labels, identifying a match between the label associated with the advertisement and the input, and presenting the advertisement to the user. A bid further can be... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080040224 - Method and system to aggregate data in a network: A system and method of aggregating data in a network is described. The method may comprise receiving at a media center, via the network, user data from a plurality of network devices. Each network device may monitor a request to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) from a user device to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080040225 - Method and system to process a request for an advertisement for presentation to a user in a web page: A system and method of processing a request for an advertisement for presentation to a user in a web page is described. The method may comprise, in an Internet Service Provider (ISP) network, receiving an HTTP advertisement request from a user device, the advertisement request destined for an associated destination... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080040226 - Method and system to process a request for content from a user device in communication with a content provider via an isp network: A system and method of processing a request for content from a user device in communication with a content provider via an Internet Service Provider (ISP) network is provided. The method may comprise, in the ISP network, identifying an original advertisement opportunity associated with the request. The original advertisement opportunity... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080040218 - System and method for category-based contextual advertisement generation and management: A computer-implemented system and method for category-based contextual advertisement generation and management are disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes an advertisement processor to allocate a first display region for displaying a combination of variable revenue ads and fixed price ads, the variable revenue ads and the fixed price... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080040220 - System and method for providing data for on-line product catalogues: The present invention relates particularly to a system and method for providing product data for use in on-line product catalogs used for promotional schemes, such as loyalty and incentive schemes. Loyalty and incentive systems are well known, where participants gain virtual currency which they can use to purchase goods or... Agent: Jones Day
20080040230 - System and method for toy adoption marketing: A method includes first using a first registration code obtained from purchasing a first toy, to access a website, and second using a second registration code obtained from purchasing a second toy, to access the website. The method further includes allowing, using a first computer, viewing of a first image... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20080040227 - System and method of marketing using a multi-media communication system: A system method of advertising using a multi-media application system is disclosed. The multi-media application relates to the delivery of multi-media messages using animated entities that audibly deliver messages created by a sender using text-to-speech technologies. The method provides targeted advertising based on information learned about both the sender of... Agent: At&t Corp.
20080040212 - Systems and methods for media planning, ad production, and ad placement for out-of-home media: Methods and systems for generating an out-of-home media plan for an out-of-home advertiser. The approach may include storing information regarding advertising rates of a plurality of out-of-home media properties; storing information regarding out-of-home audience reached by the out-of-home media properties; storing information regarding the out-of-home advertiser; generating a media plan... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20080040217 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses for advertisement generation, selection and distribution system registration: The present invention discloses apparatuses, systems and methods for providing the generation, serving and distribution of advertisements. Specifically, the disclosed system is particularly suited for the efficient generation and distribution of ads representing narrow offers that are typically advertised using classified ads. The invention allows classified ad to be turned... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080040216 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses for advertisement targeting/distribution: The application discloses apparatuses, systems and methods for selecting a base data entry for distribution with a content provider's requested content. More specifically, the disclosed system may be configured to receive and process a distribution advertisement request from a content provider or an affiliate. The system processes the advertisement request... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080040238 - Services for enabling users to share information regarding e-commerce transactions: Various computer-implemented services are disclosed for assisting users in selecting items from an electronic catalog, and for selecting merchants with which to conduct transactions. One such service enables users to share information about their respective purchases with other users. Another service enables users to share information regarding the merchants with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080040236 - System and method for ordering and producing a paper product with third party graphics printed thereon: A system and method of selling free space on a printed sheet to a third party. A first party producer of the sheet, or box made therefrom, maintains a computer readable data base of second party orders for boxes having printable areas thereon, where one or more of the areas... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080040241 - Centralized electronic sales using a consolidator: The present invention provides an electronically accessible site that lists a product and associated distributors that distribute the product to customers. A customer purchases a product from the electronically accessible site, and during the purchasing process, the customer selects the distributor he wants to receive the product from. The order... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20080040239 - Computer processes for identifying related items and generating personalized item recommendations: A computer-implemented service analyzes purchase histories and/or other types of behavioral data of users on an aggregated basis to detect and quantify associations between particular items represented in an electronic catalog. The detected associations are stored in a mapping structure that maps items to related items, and is used to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080040240 - Interactive in-store/in-mall and on-line shopping system and method: An interactive system and method for shopping is disclosed that separates the shopping process from the buying process. In one embodiment, the system includes an in-store/in-mall computer system and a plurality of handheld scanners configured to scan product information and upload that information to a central database. The system further... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP
20080040245 - Intelligent fulfillment agents: A method for distributed inventory management includes receiving information regarding a number of participants in a value chain and information regarding one or more items relevant in the value chain. The method also includes modeling relationships between two or more of the participants based on the received information and modeling... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040246 - Commodity incoming/outgoing management system: There is provided a commodity incoming/outgoing management system for managing incoming/outgoing of a commodity. The system includes: a first identifier storage device attached to a commodity and capable of storing first information; an information write unit for recording the first information in the first identifier storage device; a first information... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080040248 - Method and apparatus for multi-language user selection and currency conversion: A method and apparatus for facilitating a business transaction wherein a merchant/operator is presented with transaction-related information in the operator's preferred language and currency, wherein the customer is presented with transaction-related information in the customer's preferred language and currency, and wherein the customer's language and currency are different from the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080040249 - Method for transaction processing in a capture and deposit: A system and method for processing transactions is disclosed. The different processes are integrated by use of a controlling processing engine which contains instructions on how the processes should be treated. The system and method provides an end to end integrated system for processing payments and reporting the transaction results... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080040251 - Method for obtaining and allocating investment income based on the capitalization of intellectual property: The present invention relates to methods of valuing property assets and methods of securitizing such assets. The present invention provides a means whereby holders or owners of proprietary intellectual property may readily determine the value to the business of the securitization of their intellectual property estate and obtain capital by... Agent: Storm LLP
20080040250 - System and method for analysing risk associated with an investment portfolio: A system for analysing risk associated with an investment portfolio of an investor, said system including means for use in generating a user interface (1050) for display on a user terminal, said user interface (1050) showing a distribution of as sets (1070) of each investment (1068) of the investment portfolio... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080040252 - System and method for tracking future endowment gifts: A method for an organization to monitor the projected amount and date of receipt of an endowment bequest comprising a benefactor, through an associated agent, entering into a financial instrument bequeathing a set percentage of the instrument's proceeds, a third party entering into a database the value of the financial... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20080040256 - Compound order handling in an anonymous trading system: Joint execution type compound orders can be processed in an anonymous trading system comprising a plurality of broker nodes each of which includes an order matching functionality and a market distribution functionality. Trader agent nodes are connected to a number of dealer terminals grouped in trading floors and also to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080040254 - Coordination of algorithms in 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
20080040258 - Hedging exchange traded mutual funds or other portfolio basket products: A system for pricing and/or determining a basket of financial instruments for hedging investment risk in actively managed traded funds is described. The system uses a trusted computer system and includes a computer storage medium storing a computer program product. The product determines a basket of hedging instruments by applying... Agent: Howrey LLP
20080040257 - Methods and apparatus for formulation, initial public or private offering, and secondary market trading of risk management contracts: Key features of these methods, apparatus, and designs include (but are not limited to) innovations and implementations of futures securities; the notion of Type I, Type II, and Type III futures contracts custom tailored to specific clienteles; the notion of tickets and coupons as tradable futures contracts; the notion of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080040255 - Rich 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
20080040260 - Profitability evaluation in transaction decision: A risk assessment system that performs a risk assessment of a financial transaction. The risk assessment system incorporates a profitability assessment scoring model that evaluates whether to approve or decline a financial transaction based on the potential profit or loss that can be generated by the transaction for the guarantor... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080040259 - Systems, methods and computer-readable media for automated loan processing: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for providing an automated loan application. A method for providing an automated loan application may include scanning an applicant's identification card, extracting applicant identity data from the identification card, and receiving additional data, wherein the additional data comprise an amount of money to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP
20080040263 - Business methods in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080040264 - Construction payment management system and method with actionable notification features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. One method embodying the invention can include automatically generating an electronic notification in response to an event, the electronic notification including an action item selectable by a participant to perform an action in response to the event, and making the... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080040261 - Systems and methods for implementing financial transactions: A payment processing system to provide merchant-specific accounts to consumers that are accessed by payment instruments. In one embodiment, the payment processing system can create and provide a variety of payment methodologies for purchases, such as pay-as-you-go, virtual prepaid, virtual subscription, and post-paid purchases. The merchant may, in some embodiments... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080040269 - Method and apparatus using an indirect address code for delivery of physical article: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for delivering a physical item such that an indirect address code (IAC) (102) is added to a physical item (112), subsequently evaluated into a deliverable address (118), and associated to the item to enable in delivery of the item. An efficient and secure... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080040267 - Revenue management systems and methods with re-rating and rebilling: A revenue management system for telecommunication systems is disclosed. The revenue management system can have multiple integrated modules. The modules can include a revenue generation module, a revenue capture module, a revenue collection module, a revenue intelligence module, and others. The revenue management system can also be configured to simultaneously... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080040272 - Mobile computing and communication: An application development platform enables applications to be created easily for, e.g., mobile devices that have short-range wireless communication capability. The development platform exposes a carefully chosen core set of services through an API. Each of the applications can broadcast its services to local and remote devices. Message delivery between... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080040271 - Portable consumer device verification system: A method for verifying a portable consumer device. The method includes receiving an authorization request message associated with a transaction conducted using a portable consumer device. The portable consumer device includes a portable consumer device fingerprint. The authorization request message includes an altered portable consumer device fingerprint and an algorithm... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080040273 - Digital data interchange devices and networks: A self-service terminal (12) forming part of a SST network is provided with an infra-red port (30) enabling digital data interchange to take place between the SST (12) and a portable electronic digital device (20 or 90) having a corresponding matching port (82 or 92) which is presented to the... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20080040279 - System and method for deploying application program components having an application server: A communication system includes a development sector for registering a plurality of wireless devices, a business sector for controlling utilization of an application program and for receiving application data, a service sector for deploying the application program and for providing the application data to the business sector in accordance with... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20080040276 - Transaction authentication using network: Systems and method for improved consumer and portable consumer device authentication are disclosed. Such systems and methods may include using dynamic verification values, challenge questions, and consumer notification as ways to prevent fraudulent transactions from being conducted.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080040282 - Content use system: A content use system is provided which permits the use of content under appropriate use conditions while maintaining a high security level. A host (100) includes a secure data management unit (105) which securely manages secure data, a host communication processing unit (101) which transmits secure data managed by the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20080040284 - Method and system for secured transactions: Systems and methods for performing settlement of token access transactions are provided. In one embodiment, the invention provides for batch processing bank card transactions, including receiving transaction records for a plurality of bank card transactions, wherein at least some of the transaction records include encrypted token information; determining whether the... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20080040285 - Method and system for authorizing a transaction using a dynamic authorization code: A method and apparatus for conducting a secure transaction involving generation of a dynamic authentication code on a mobile device, based on secret data which does not identify an account. The authentication code and financial account identifying information are transmitted to a validating entity, which shares information about the secret... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080040286 - Method of anti-fraud for credit card: A method of anti-fraud for credit card applicable to a card-issuer to prevent an issued credit card from being cheated, with the method a cardholder may divide his Maximum Credit Line given by the card-issuer into a small predetermined amount over Internet and only release the small predetermined amount to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080040289 - Method and system for multi-enterprise optimization using flexible trade contracts: A method of multi-enterprise optimization at a buyer computer includes accessing a forecasted demand for at least one item and generating one or more proposed flexible trade contracts using the forecasted demand for the item. The proposed flexible trade contract is communicated to a seller computer and subsequently executed after... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040293 - Computer-implemented product valuation tool: A method of valuing products based on demand probabilities. Products are designed by identifying product components, and combining the components in various combinations to provide standard and non-standard products. Components are valued using an algorithm that considers demand probability as well as known prices of standard products. The component values... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040292 - Cost information management system, cost information management method, and cost information management program: In order to provide a cost information management system and the like capable of performing cost estimation with a high level of accuracy without relying on a specialist skill, the cost information management system comprises: an input section that inputs functional parameters for respective circuits constituting the apparatus in the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080040294 - System and method for generating market pricing information for non-fungible items: A system for generating market pricing information for a non-fungible target item includes one or more databases containing historical pricing information for at least one reference item, historical pricing information for at least the target item, and market pricing information for at least the reference item. A pricing engine determines... Agent: I2 Technologies Us, Inc.
20080040296 - Electric resource power meter in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080040295 - Power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080040297 - System and method for toy adoption marketing: A method provides a virtual presentation and includes, on a website, validating a registration code associated with a toy; responsive to said validating, providing a virtual replica of the toy on the website; and providing content that allows obtaining virtual currency on the website when at least one of the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP02/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080033738 - Automated mail piece quality analysis tool: Quality analysis tool software executed in a computer supports mail piece quality analysis, for mail production quality assessment or quality control. The computer processes mail piece characteristic data captured by a portable device at the mail production or processing facility. The data processing identifies one or more characteristics of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080033741 - Automated prior art search tool: Improved methods for drafting, preparing, and submitting a patent application are described. The system provides for automated prior art searches. The system also provides a mechanism by which end users can submit comments on the prior art and these comments are used to determine the relevance of the prior art... Agent: Gonzales Patent Services
20080033734 - Internet-based system and method for transacting videogame wager contracts between remote, online skill-game players where such gaming activity occurs external to and independent of the present invention: A business model and process is described for conducting, facilitating, and enforcing negotiated wagering agreements between two or more video game players [Players] over the Internet; hereafter referred to as The Confirming Server or The Web-site. The Confirming Server allows owners of video game consoles with online gameplay capability including... Agent: George D. Carry Iii Apt. 202
20080033733 - Male eveningwear ensemble and method: A method of doing business in the eveningwear industry includes providing a line of male eveningwear attire including comfortable, jean cut pants having belt loops, contour belts and modular belt buckles that are removably attachable to the belts. The modular belt buckles are each provided with a display face that... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20080033737 - Method and a system for providing a business organization with an online questionnaire to automatically create a manual for repsonding to a crisis: A method for online preparation of a business organization crisis manual responsive to information entered by a representative of the business organization logged on to a Website operative to automatically provide the preparation. The method includes entering information identifying the type of business. The method also includes entering information to... Agent: Tiajoloff & Kelly
20080033742 - Method and apparatus for performing employee background checks: A method and apparatus for performing background checks on potential new employees. After an employer enters identifying information for the potential new employee, the employee completes information related to prior employers, if any, through the use of a unique access code as part of an electronic signature. An automated request... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20080033736 - Method to monetize intellectual property assets: A business method for monetizing imperfect intellectual property assets is provided. The method can include data collection (201), data segmentation (301), determining market demand (401), determining market opportunity (501), conducting ownership inquiries (601), reclaiming and rebranding (701), marketing and promoting rebranded intellectual property (801), and managing rebranded intellectual property assets... Agent: Richard Bulman No. 904
20080033744 - Method, system, and computer program product for multi-level marketing: A method and system of multi-level marketing including automatically sharing income between at least one intermediate marketing level including at least one for-profit entity, a middle level including at least one non-profit entity, and at least one lower level including a mixture of non-profit entities and for-profit entities. The for-profit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080033740 - On-line anonymous age verification for controlling access to selected websites: A universal age verification service is provided where individuals initially register with the service by submitting their birth certificate or other “legally authentic” documentation of age and gender (such as required to obtain a passport) to obtain a “universal ID” comprising a string of alphanumeric digits selected from a hash... Agent: Wendy W. Koba, Esq.
20080033735 - System and method for recording and distributing audio renditions of scripts: The invention is a system and method for recording and distributing audio renditions of scripts comprising a service provider and live actors wherein said live actors perform and record the roles in a studio, reducing the script to an audio file which may then be distributed to major film studios,... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.
20080033739 - Systems and methods for dynamically generating segmented community flyers: Segmented community flyers are predicated upon segmented communities. Segmented communities are for those web-based users that appreciate the distinction between their “real life” friends in their local geographic communities and their “cyberspace” contacts, many of whom they have never met in person. Further, those web-based users that do appreciate their... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080033753 - Administration of differently-versioned configuration files of a medical facility: In a method, system and computer program product for administration of different versions of a configuration file for configuration of medical apparatuses in a clinical system, the configuration file can also be locally changed at the apparatus itself and be made centrally available. Together with one configuration file, a set... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080033757 - Conversation data capture and processing platform: Computer-implemented interactive system and methods allowing for the capture and processing of conversation data. In an illustrative implementation, a computing environment comprises a conversation data processing engine, a plurality of data stores allowing for the storage and retrieval of raw and/or formatted conversation and conversation session data, and a recording... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20080033749 - Interface for medical infusion pump: An apparatus and method for generating a prescription form is disclosed. The method includes displaying a first menu containing a plurality of therapy menu items. The method also includes displaying a second menu containing at least one qualifier menu item. The method further includes displaying a third menu containing at... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080033752 - Methods and systems for monitoring staff/patient contacts and ratios: Methods, systems and computer program products are used in monitoring patients, staff, and assets at a facility, initiating a response to prevent or mitigate harm, and assess and ensure overall quality and performance, and refine individual patient profiles. A plurality of sensors throughout the facility provides multiple data streams relating... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080033748 - System to measure and analyze the usage of dose reduction features: A system and method are provided for optimizing user performance. The system and method comprise monitoring a user input for performing a task, determining whether an available option for purchase can perform the task better than an installed option, and indicating to the user results of the determination.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080033759 - Information manager for a procedure-based medical practice: A computer-implemented method for managing information in a procedure-based medical practice. Patient data relating to a plurality of patients is maintained in a memory area. A patient-specific user interface is presented to a user for collecting procedure-planning data relating to one or more planned medical procedures for a selected patient.... Agent: Senniger Powers
20080033760 - System and method for improving medical care: A computer system comprising a processor for executing program instructions and a memory coupled to the processor for storing the program instructions, the programming instructions comprising: enter intake data on a patient; entering symptoms the patient is experiencing and services performed on the patient, wherein all symptom and services listed... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20080033769 - Personalized parking and reservation system: A parking facility management, personalized parking and reservation system enabling better parking administration management and further enabling a parking patron to find a recommended parking space most nearly matching his personal preferences and to receive instructions on the shortest path to reach to the available parking space. Electrical signaling sensors... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr
20080033771 - Ticket upgrade self-serve kiosk: An on-site kiosk that offers ticket upgrades. A seating upgrade for an attendee at an event being held at a given venue may entail receiving an indication that the attendee desires a seating upgrade while the event is in progress. An attendee scans a ticket to be relinquished in favor... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20080033772 - Information processing method, information processing apparatus and program: An information processing method in a system providing a service in response to a request, includes a demand forecasting step of forecasting a demand by means of a calculation according to a Monte Carlo method; an actual value comparing step of comparing the forecast value obtained from the demand forecasting... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080033778 - Electronic calendar scheduling using autonomic prioritization: A method and system for scheduling electronic calendar events. An electronic calendar receives event information for a first calendar event including specified attendee(s), a priority level, an event time, and a time interval within which the event is to be scheduled. Responsive to detecting a scheduling conflict between the first... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080033779 - Methods and systems for managing an electronic calendar: Methods and systems for managing an electronic calendar are described. One exemplary method includes displaying a calendar on a display device, the calendar having at least one time range, and displaying an invitation, before it is accepted, on the calendar in the at least one time range with other events... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080033780 - System and method for managing tasks through electronic portable devices: A system for managing tasks through electronic portable devices is disclosed. The system comprises at least one electronic portable device (1), a network server (3) coupled to the at least one electronic portable device (1) through a network, and a database (5) connected to the network server (3). The network... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20080033789 - Apparatus, program, and method for displaying benefit values of a product: A system provides a way for understanding the benefits of a plurality of products based on a viewpoint from a customer that prefers a specific product. The system includes a selection unit for receiving a selection of a specific commodity among a plurality of commodities, a generation unit for generating... Agent: Pastel Law Firm
20080033785 - Cost-based deployment of components in smart item environments: One or more distributions, to service execution environments, of component services associated with a composite service associated with an analysis of data generated by one or more sensors, may be determined, the composite service including an ordering of execution of the associated component services for the analysis of the data,... Agent: Brake Hughes PLC C/o Intellevate
20080033782 - Method and system for product measurement validation: A method and system for product measurement validation is provided. The method includes receiving a product sales file from a number of retail entities, the product sales file including records of universal product code (UPC) data and measured values of products. The method also includes grouping the records in each... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Research Triangle Park
20080033786 - Power generation mix forecasting modeling method: A method for predicting an optimal mixture of power generation plant types using a forecasting model, the method includes: collecting financial data of estimated costs of each of a plurality of power generation plant types; assigning a probability distribution to a plurality of the estimated costs; projecting the estimated costs... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
20080033790 - System and method for measuring and reporting user reactions to advertisements on a web page: In one embodiment, a system comprises a first element viewable on a web page on or near an advertisement and soliciting user reactions concerning the advertisement; and a second element displayed in response to selection of the first element, soliciting one or more user reactions concerning the advertisement, and displaying... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080033781 - System and method for online product promotion: The present invention provides a method and system for assembling feedback of at least one product of at least one client. The method aggregates feedback of at least one product from at least one commentary site and categorizes the aggregated feedback into one or more categories. Further, the method processes... Agent: Elliot Furman
20080033783 - System and method of retaining customers: A method and system of retaining a customer. Steps include: providing a first motor and a first implement to a customer with more implements as a kit; and offering for sale a second implement. The implements are each removably coupleable to the motor without tools. There is a storage device... Agent: Advantia Law Group
20080033784 - Tracking responses to promotions: A computer implemented method for response tracking is described. The method includes obtaining one or more responses to one or more promotions, attributing the one or more responses to one or more treatment instances, with the one or more treatment instances correspond to a promotion version assigned to a group... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080033791 - Method and system tracking work done by human workers: A system and method for tracking work performed by a human worker and providing a graphic representation for gauging points, cash, credits, compensation, or other recognition earned by the human worker in association with the work. In the case of a human-assisted search engine, a sponsoring searcher or worker may... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080033798 - Delivering information to a client device in a communication-challenged environment: A strategy is described for delivering information items to a client device in response to download events. At some time later, the client devices present the information items to users in response to respective delivery events. The strategy is particularly beneficial in those environments characterized by non-real-time request-response performance, such... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080033803 - Digital rights management in dynamic personalized object placement in a multi-media program: 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 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
20080033805 - Digital wireless advertising: The present invention relates to a direct digital wireless marketing system and method. With the invention businesses can contract for advertisements to be transmitted from a radio data link covering the area surrounding the business and reaching multipurpose computers inside the cars as they travel within the area. The ads... Agent: Michael Ries
20080033794 - Method and apparatus for presenting advertisements: A method and apparatus for presenting advertisements is disclosed. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having an inspection element that monitors packet traffic associated with an end user, and determines a behavioral profile of the end user from the monitored packet... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080033796 - Method for internet based advertising and referral using a fixed fee methodology: A method of advertising a first web site on a second web site comprising with a fixed compensation based methodology. The method includes providing an upper level category and a lower level category, assigning at least one keyword to each of the categories, respectively assigning fixed amounts of compensation to... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080033793 - Method of capturing customer transaction data by routine declining of authorization requests: A method of capturing customer transaction data utilizing existing multi-merchant payment network infrastructure. A clearinghouse issues a card containing a financial institution identification number to a customer. The customer can use this card at any point of sale that accepts payment card transactions. Data including the card number, the amount... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20080033820 - Methods for security service through title, casualty insurance, escrow, and related service companies: Improvement of a property's security features, such a rekeying, is offered by an escrow, title, insurance, banking, or loan-related companies as part of their services to the purchasers. Once ratified by the purchaser, the company coordinates with a provider of a particular security feature for the installation of or providing... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20080033811 - Multitrack, behavior-based marketing system: A computer-implemented method for managing participants of a marketing campaign is disclosed. The method includes generating a marketing campaign with multiple tracks. Each track comprises one or more steps that indicate an activity executed on campaign participants. The method also includes generating segmentation conditions based on natural language statements. Each... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080033804 - Network architecture for dynamic personalized object placement in a multi-media program: 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 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
20080033808 - Organization for promotion management: A computer implemented method for producing a promotion list for a promotion management campaign is described. The method includes assigning one or more promotion instances to the promotions list, and storing the promotion list in an electronic medium.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080033826 - Personality-based and mood-base provisioning of advertisements: Methods, apparatus and computer-code for electronically providing advertisement are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, advertisements are provided in accordance with at least one feature personality trait and/or at least one mood deviation feature. Optionally, the aforementioned personality trait and/or mood deviation feature are computed over a “long time”—for example, at... Agent: Dr. Mark Friedman Ltd. C/o Bill Polkinghorn
20080033797 - Search query monetization-based ranking and filtering: Advertiser monetization information is utilized to determine a search query monetization value that can be employed in web-search ranking to facilitate in ranking search results and/or in email spam filtering to reduce unsolicited emails and the like. Various methods can be employed to filter and/or rank and the like based... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080033795 - System and method for distributing advertising content: A system and method for distributing advertising content. The system includes a central unit capable of communicating with one or more remote systems. The remote systems may be amusement devices, and each one may be associated with a particular venue. The method for distributing advertising content comprises receiving registration information... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20080033810 - System and method for forecasting the performance of advertisements using fuzzy systems: The present invention relates to forecasting the performance of advertisements using fuzzy systems. The method according to one embodiment comprises calculating a ranking score for an advertisement, mapping the advertisement to at least one query using a bidded search term and retrieving analytics data for at least one advertisement associated... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080033813 - System and method for generating business referrals: The present invention provides a system and method for encouraging employees of a business to refer customers to one or more predetermined other businesses that (or that have a predetermined business relationship with their employer), thus increasing overall sales of the entity. Generation of referrals is implemented through a system... Agent: Edward Etkin, Esq.
20080033799 - System for dynamic logical control of personalized object placement in a multi-media program: 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 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
20080033801 - System for dynamic personalized object placement in a multi-media program: 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 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
20080033800 - System for dynamic recipient-specific object placement in a multi-media program: 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 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
20080033812 - System for highlighting a dynamic personalized object placed in a multi-media program: The present System For Highlighting A Dynamic Personalized Object Placed In A Multi-Media Program functions to manage the delivery of Object (product) placements in a Multi-Media Program. The multi-media object highlighting system controls the retrieval of Object data that comprises a product representation and the integration of this Object data... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080033802 - System for managing the purchasing of dynamic personalized object placement in a multi-media program: The present multi-media object management system controls the retrieval of Object Data that comprises an object representation (such as a product) and the integration of this Object Data into a corresponding selected one of the predetermined Multi-Media Object Locations which are components of the Multi-Media Program. This enables advertisers to... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080033806 - Targeted advertising for playlists based upon search queries: A facility for selecting targeted advertising messages for presentation with sets of media sequences forming playlists is described. The facility stores search queries that are used by a user to locate pre-existing playlists, to generate new playlists, or to modify existing playlists. Prior to the use of a stored playlist,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080033809 - Techniques for promotion management: A method for promotion management is described. The method includes producing a promotion instance from a promotion template, setting one or more attribute fields of the promotion instance, assigning the promotion instance to a group of contact entities, and executing on a computer a marketing campaign based on the setting... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080033807 - Templates for promotion management: A method for producing a promotion is described. The method includes assigning a plurality of basic attributes to the promotion, assigning one or more standard or custom attributes to the promotion, the one or more standard or custom attributes including one or more of a parameterized attribute or a static... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080033827 - Nutrition / diet control system: The present invention relates to a system for diet control; more specifically, to an autonomous portable electronic device, which allows the user easily, input a nutrition facts data about the food he or she takes into the device. The device can extract, display, and store in a cumulative fashion the... Agent: Shaobo Kuang
20080033836 - Lens order system, lens order method, lens order program and recording medium storing the lens order program: A lens order system, includes: a server unit including: a data recognizer that recognizes lens design detail data on setting details of a lens; an image data recognizer that recognizes image data on an image; a lens design section that designs the lens based on the lens design detail data;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080033832 - Method and apparatus for conducting e-commerce on a mobile handset: A method and apparatus for system and method that enables e-commerce on a mobile handset device is provided.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20080033831 - Method and apparatus for pricing items: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code are provided for real time pricing of items by a customer located in a store. A customer sends a request to price an item using a mobile device to a Web service server. The Web service server identifies the customer's... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080033844 - Device and method for ordering customized balloon arrangements and tracking individual sales venue inventory over a network: A network or Web-based method employing software for assembling customized balloon arrangements. Remote graphic interfaces are provided to users allowing any of a plurality of user-specific requests for color, size, gas, and overall arrangement of the assembled balloons in a final chosen arrangement. Local delivery with exact renditions of the... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20080033847 - Asset inventory system: The present invention is for a system that delivers to owners of real and personal property a service to photographically inventory assets for a variety of purposes, including specifically to document the property for insurance claim purposes following damage or destruction or other loss resulting from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes,... Agent: Robert J. Van Der Wall Gables One Tower
20080033846 - Audited builds as an extension to build tools: A method of auditing a build process can include invoking an audit function from a build tool, wherein the audit function is from a software configuration management (SCM) system, and collecting audit information for files having locations resolved to a data repository managed by the SCM system during a build... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.
20080033845 - Publication subscription service apparatus and methods: Publication subscription service apparatus and methods are disclosed. Restricted forwarding of an electronic publication that is made available to a publication subscription service by a publishing entity may be provided by determining, based on a forwarding restriction established for the electronic publication by the publishing entity, whether the electronic publication... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.
20080033850 - Methods of presenting a check image or an image replacement document (ird) image for viewing in a check truncation environment and a check/ird viewing apparatus therefor: A method is provided of a financial institution in a check truncation environment presenting information relating to an image of an original check and an image of an image replacement document (IRD) which is associated with the image of the original check. The method comprises presenting on a screen of... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20080033852 - Computer-based modeling of spending behaviors of entities: Time series consumer spending data, point-in-time balance information and consumer panel information provide input to a model for consumer spend behavior on plastic instruments or other financial accounts, from which approximations of spending ability and share of wallet may be reliably identified and utilized to promote additional consumer spending.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080033854 - Equilibrium flow between economic systems: Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for analyzing equilibrium flow within economic system. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20080033856 - Financial marketplace: A method for distributing investment data, includes tracking transactions executed by a plurality of money managers while the transactions are in progress. A selection of at least one money manager from among the plurality is received from a subscriber. Responsively to the selection, information is fed to the subscriber, in... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20080033890 - Aggregation of individual investments: The present invention teaches a variety of systems, methods and apparatus for aggregation of individual investments. One system is a network-based service that enables individual investors to collaborate on the world wide web or another network in order to exert market moving forces with the financial clout of large investment... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080033889 - Bond order direct transaction confirmation system: An information system for enabling a buyer subscriber and a seller subscriber to directly communicate, negotiate and order financial instruments, particularly fixed income instruments, without the need for an intermediary or inter-dealer broker. The information system is adapted to publish real-time bond offerings, provide search capabilities to allow users to... Agent: Dunlap Codding & Rogers, P.C.
20080033888 - Method and system for enterprise portfolio management based on component business model: An Enterprise Management Portfolio Hub allows a user to perform enterprise portfolio management activities from a single point of control. EPMH relates information, analysis, display and control based on the organizing concept of the business components that comprise the CBM map of the enterprise by collecting portfolio information from existing... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20080033887 - System and method for a television investing show: A television show having investors, target companies, advisors and an audience is described. The investors make investment decisions with a predetermined sum of money based on presentations about the companies and advisor information. The audience can also invest. Expenses associated with the investments can be deducted. The results are tracked,... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20080033886 - Web-based risk managment system for administering qualified financial plans: A method and system are disclosed for testing compliance of qualified financial plans, particularly compliance with Section 404(c) best practices. The method includes the steps of sending a user's identification to a remote electronic database using a global computer network, generating a first plan-related query from the electronic database to... Agent: Summa, Allan & Additon, P.A.
20080033862 - Business method for last minute sales: Disclosed is a method of selling expiring commodities to customers via a wide-area computer network such as the Internet, wireless phone networks, or the like. A computer system implements the steps of the method of the present invention, and provides for establishing in a database a commodity record representing a... Agent: Quickpatents, Inc.
20080033861 - Sale price determination method and system using cumulative distributions on internet: Disclosed herein is a mutual agreement type sale price determination method using cumulative distributions. The sale price determination method includes the steps of storing offered selling prices, desired quantities of commodities to sell, and personal information from the sellers, and offered purchasing prices, desired quantities of commodities to purchase, and... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080033871 - Management method and system for a user: The invention provides a system, method, machine readable program and a graphical user interface for managing multiple accounts associated with a user. The method includes receiving a first set of information associated with identification of a user, in response to the first set of information, identifying a second set of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080033876 - Interactive reports: A report is presented that summarizes transaction data. The report functions as an input mechanism as well as an output mechanism. The user can interact with the report directly, to add, edit, or delete transactions. Underlying transaction data is updated based on the user's input. The report is updated as... Agent: Gunnison, Mckay & Hodgson, L.L.P.
20080033877 - Money transfer transactions via pre-paid wireless communication devices: The present invention generally provides systems and methods for performing money transfer transactions via a wireless communication device, such as a cellular phone. In accordance with the invention, the wireless communication device is associated with, or automatically linked to, at least one payment source account (i.e., the wireless communication device... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080033881 - Distributed media-protection systems and methods to operate the same: Distributed media-protection systems and methods to operate the same are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises identifying at least two portions of a media stream, and storing the at least two portions on at least two media devices based upon a pseudorandom seed.... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20080033883 - Secure physical billing system: A system for physical distribution of secure content to customers and physical collection of secure billing information. A plurality of content storage devices may be provided to a customer, each content storage device including secure content. A billing storage device may also be provided to the customer, the billing storage... Agent: Mario J. Lewin Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC
20080033882 - System and method for on-site electronic software distribution: The invention provides a system and method for electronic distribution of software products via a technician-enabled on-site electronic distribution model that includes a vendor, an electronic distribution system operated by the vendor, one or more resellers, one or more technicians, and one or more end-users. A reseller and a technician... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080033745 - Benchmarking of computer and network support services: A process and computer program product for adjusting a price derived from a benchmark computer service model to a price of a computer service contract, or vice versa. Differences in service between the benchmark computer service model and the computer service contract are determined. Then, a price adjustment due to... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080033746 - Computer processes for identifying related items and generating personalized item recommendations: A computer-implemented service analyzes purchase histories and/or other types of behavioral data of users on an aggregated basis to detect and quantify associations between particular items represented in an electronic catalog. The detected associations are stored in a mapping structure that maps items to related items, and is used to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080033747 - Method for facilitating the ordering, completion and delivery of real estate appraisals: The instant application provides a server that facilitates property valuations. The server is capable of networked communications with a plurality of users and includes program code to perform various steps. The server also includes a plurality of products, each having a respective predefined report format. The steps include accepting order-related... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP
20080033743 - System and method for cash management: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention a collection processing system comprises a payment service center that is configured to receive payments on behalf of a plurality of third parties, such as property managers and other parties expecting payments in return for their goods or services. The payment... Agent: Raman N. Dewan Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20080033750 - Enhanced systems and methods for processing of healthcare information: Enhanced systems and methods for processing of healthcare information are provided. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, at a claim processing system that is operable to adjudicate a claim for payment from an insurer for services rendered to a healthcare consumer, a request for estimated healthcare payment information.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20080033758 - Evidence-based outcomes system: The evidence-based outcomes system is a multifunction web-based process to optimize performance of industry-specific programs. The system is applicable to virtually all industries which require optimized performance. However, the system is particularly applicable to the health care industry, which, of course, requires optimized performance. The system is further particularly applicable... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20080033755 - Medical treatment modality for headache, pain, and other medical disorders: Although various embodiments of the method and apparatus of the present invention have been illustrated in the accompanying Drawings and described in the foregoing Detailed Description, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to the embodiments disclosed, but is capable of numerous rearrangements, modifications and substitutions without... Agent: Winstead PC
20080033754 - Method and computer program for managing and operating a dental practice: A method and computer program are provided for managing and operating a dental practice. The dental practice includes a computer system having an application server and a database. The method and computer program include inputting patient data via a web browser into the application server, encoding the one or more... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20080033751 - Method and system for delivery of healthcare services: The current invention is directed to methods for reducing the cost of healthcare by improving the standard of care and by encouraging healthy behavior. Additionally, the methods of the current invention are designed to help improve clinical and economic outcomes through the principles of empowerment and accountability. The methods of... Agent: Tomlinson & O'connell, P.C.
20080033756 - System and method for obtaining, maintaining and maximizing healthcare benefits: A system and method for obtaining, maintaining, and maximizing health care coverage benefits for individuals and families is provided. Patient data is applied to health care coverage program criteria and a patient specific coverage report is generated. Notification alerts are generated and provide a users change event notifications. Proximity alerts... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c.
20080033763 - Methods and systems related to receiving nutraceutical associated information: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems related to receiving nutraceutical associated information.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080033762 - Methods and systems related to transmission of nutraceutical associated information: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems related to transmission of nutraceutical associated information.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080033761 - System and method for a seamless user interface for an integrated electronic health care information system: An interface for a medical record database allows multiple different applications to be opened accessing the records of a common and/or different patients. For those applications accessing the records of a common patient, a visual indication is provided indicating whether or not records of the same patient are being accessed... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20080033765 - Apparatus and method for claims review: The present invention generally relates to a claims review system for electronic review of insurance claims. The claims review system contemplates several classes of users and comprises four modules, namely, a questionnaire module, a review module, an administration module, and a security module, that each implements an elective function of... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP
20080033767 - Dynamic modeling and scoring risk assessment: The invention provides for modeling and scoring risk-assessment and a set of insurance products derived therefrom. Risk indicators are determined at a selected time. A population is assessed at that time and afterward for those risk indicators and for consequences associated therewith. Population members are coupled to client devices for... Agent: Health Hero Network, Inc.
20080033768 - Insurance method: An insurance method. A user executes an insurance contract with an insurance provider to insure the user against a loss suffered by the user due to a data failure pertaining to exchanging electronic data between a user computer system and a transaction party computer system. A transaction monitoring program installed... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080033764 - Method for underwriting claimants: This application discloses a new method for underwriting claimants. It is novel in that it is narrowly tailored to combat adverse selection problems such as those that inhere in traditional insurance plans. Whereas the existing method attempts to predict what will cause people to select out of the relevant plans,... Agent: Indran Thurairatnam
20080033766 - System and method for a separate account mortgage: Aspects of the present invention are directed at integrating a home mortgage with a vehicle for long-term savings and investment. In this regard, a method is provided that increases the capital available to a borrower when compared to traditional mortgages, such as a 30-year fixed mortgage. The method includes establishing... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080033770 - Method and apparatus for dynamic information connection search engine: A method and apparatus are provided for a dynamic information connection engine. User actions are detected on at least one client system. In response, a determination is made whether the user is searching for supported information. When the user is searching for supported information, information is extracted electronically from third... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080033774 - Dynamic resource allocation using projected future benefits: A method for server allocation in a Web server “farm” is based on limited information regarding future loads to achieve close to the greatest possible revenue based on the assumption that revenue is proportional to the utilization of servers and differentiated by customer class. The method of server allocation uses... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20080033775 - Method and apparatus for managing risk, such as compliance risk, in an organization: An apparatus for managing risk within an organization includes four modules. An enterprise builder module enables a user to enter and store data regarding one or more reporting entities within the organization. A products and services catalog module enables a user to enter and store data regarding one or more... Agent: Fortkort & Houston P.C.
20080033773 - Method for conducting market research: A method of conducting market research includes allowing respondents to select products in a virtual online store. An additional virtual online store allows respondents to select accessory products or media for the previously selected products. Various steps in the research may collect information about how the product is used.... Agent: Randall B. Bateman BatemanIPLaw Group
20080033777 - System and method for visually organizing, prioritizing and updating information: An improved method is provided herein of managing information that typically relates to a project, process, or workflow. The information is classified within various hierarchical levels of categories, subcategories and their lowest level data elements and is organized within an electronic graph in a corresponding hierarchical sequence. The graph comprises... Agent: Shabina Shukoor
20080033776 - System and method of storing data related to social publishers and associating the data with electronic brand data: A system and method of storing data related to social publishers and associating the data with electronic brand data is disclosed. The system includes an online persona definition module configured to receive information about a social publisher and, based on the received information, associate personality traits with the social publisher.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080033788 - Methods and systems for determining product cannibalization 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 opposing... Agent: James M. Stover Intellectual Property Section
20080033787 - Preference information-based metrics: A system to determine metrics based on preference information. The metrics may be presented to a client in several forms and may include at least one of: impact of change in attribute on change in share; impact of change in attribute on share; impact of change in attribute on change... Agent: Jlb Consulting, Inc. C/o Intellevate
20080033792 - Computer and internet-based performance assessment questionnaire and method of candidate assessment: A computer and/or Internet-based performance assessment and method for candidate assessment, wherein a candidate evaluator utilizes Internet-based, network, or desktop applications to present custom weighted performance assessment questions to candidates, wherein the weighted questions are derived from responses of selected top performers thus enabling a candidate evaluator to evaluate, profile,... Agent: Myers & Kaplan Intellectual Property Law, L.L.C.
20080033821 - Computer processes for identifying related items and generating personalized item recommendations: A computer-implemented service analyzes purchase histories and/or other types of behavioral data of users on an aggregated basis to detect and quantify associations between particular items represented in an electronic catalog. The detected associations are stored in a mapping structure that maps items to related items, and is used to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080033819 - Genomics based targeted advertising: A method for targeted advertising comprising obtaining genomic data of an individual, correlating the genomic data to a personal trait of said individual and addressing advertising material to said individual based on said personal trait.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20080033823 - Internet-based advertising and referral system: A system for advertising with the assistance of an advertiser's associate web site includes enrolling advertiser's web sites for allowing customers to receive information or to electronically purchase items; enrolling advertiser's associates web sites that refer customers to the advertiser's web site in exchange for compensation; electronically providing to the... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080033825 - Method and apparatus for a reward system for merchants for credit card processing and merchant cash advances: A method and apparatus for implementation of a reward system for merchants for credit card processing or merchant cash advances is presented. The reward system is implemented by application of a pre-determined algorithmic formula to purchase transaction volumes and/or merchant cash advance contracted amounts. The purchase transaction volumes are garnered... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP
20080033824 - Method of outputting offers at a vending machine: A network of vending machines is interfaced via a controller to a network of devices installed at retail establishments. When a customer goes to a vending machine and requests a transaction such as dispensing a product from the vending machine, the vending machines outputs an offer to the customer in... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20080033816 - Methods and systems for rewarding spending and loyalty: Systems, methods, and techniques of rewarding spending and loyalty that includes obtaining from a participant a commitment to purchase goods and services from vendors and rewarding participants based on participant purchases are provided. Rewards include a distribution from a rewards fund established, for example, from commissions paid by vendors to... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080033817 - Mobile device assuming role of identity card: A method includes identifying co-location with an organization, and a mobile device assuming a role of an affinity and/or loyalty card associated with the organization. The mobile device interacts with co-located equipment of the organization to facilitate a transaction.... Agent: Fsp LLC
20080033815 - Press release distribution system: A press release distribution system provides press release and other news to forum sites as posts. The forum software that runs at forum sites includes press release interface software or is adapted to receive press release interface plug-in modules for interfacing with the press release distribution system. The press release... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080033818 - Real time interactive response system and methods: A system and method is disclosed in which advertisers actively look for potential consumers by capturing network activity. A User Activity Outline (UAO) is formed by populating a data structure with captured and other information relating to the user activity. The system identifies and informs one or more relevant providers/advertisers... Agent: Goodwin Procter L.l.p
20080033822 - Systems and methods for filtering online advertisements containing third-party trademarks: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for filtering online advertisements containing third-party trademarks. In an example embodiment, a webpage host may host a webpage that resolves from a domain name. A check trademark service may parse the domain name into a keyword that an advertising generator may use... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.
20080033814 - Virtual advertising system: A virtual advertising system is provided comprising means for storing at least one panorama content object of a real world, means for generating virtual image meta data from the panorama content object, means for storing at least one advertising content object, means for re-rendering the advertising content objects according to... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080033828 - Order and accounting method and system for services provided via an interactive communication network: The present invention relates to a method and system for providing e-commerce and accounting services to organizations and service providers for offerings ordered by the organization via an on-line interactive communication network. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and system whereby a third party intermediary can absorb... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20080033829 - Automated document processing system using full image scanning: A document processing system comprises an input receptacle for receiving documents. A transport mechanism receives the documents from the input receptacle and transports the documents past a full image scanner and a discrimination unit. An output receptacle receives the documents from the transport mechanism after being transported past the full... Agent: Paul R. Kitch Nixon Peabody LLP
20080033830 - Check-out counter systems and methods: A check-out counter system includes a scanner, a bagging station, and a deck area. The bagging station is positioned adjacent the scanner and includes a first and a second support shelf. The first support shelf is positioned and configured to support a plurality of first bags. The second support shelf... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20080033833 - Electronic quantity purchasing system: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to purchase quantities of goods or services at a locked-in price for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080033837 - Method of selecting type of electronic part and electronic parts maker server: A user provides, in purchasing a predetermined electronic part used for a predetermined electronic circuit from an electronic parts maker, specifications for the predetermined electronic circuit to the electronic parts maker, the electronic parts maker calculates the electrical characteristics of the predetermined electronic part on the basis of the specifications... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080033835 - Portable scanner for enabling automatic commerce transactions: A method for initiating and completing a commercial transaction is disclosed that allows a user to acquire and own an article of commerce having associated therewith a machine resolvable code (MRC), the MRC having encoded therein information relating to the article of commerce, the user having unique identification information associated... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20080033834 - Universal shopping cart and order injection system: A universal shopping cart is provided that obtains and orders products and services from different merchants located on the Internet. The consumer completes all of their shopping on the shopping site and is not directed to another merchant's site to complete an order. The universal shopping cart provides a monitoring... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080033841 - Customizable electronic commerce comparison system and method: In a consumer information system, a method of comparing products and services including providing product specific information, providing merchant specific information on the specified product, providing merchant specific business information, providing product specific information collected by third parties, providing merchant specific information collected by third parties, applying weighting factors to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080033842 - Network-based grocery store: The present invention is a method and system for a network-based grocery store. The invention provides for network-based order placement, fulfillment, and delivery.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080033843 - Product specification system: A computer implemented commerce system comprising at least one user interfaces for providing an image of a product design; said user interface presenting at least one menu of conforming elements; said user interface displaying at least one configuration code that relates to the product design; a processor unit communicably coupled... Agent: Peter James Tormey
20080033840 - System and method for performing purchase transactions utilizing a broadcast-based device: Disclosed is a system and method for performing purchase transactions utilizing a broadcast-based device. In one embodiment, an online user interface is used to enter a plurality of user preferences that are then used to tailor what purchase options will be available to a client-side broadcast-based device. In another embodiment,... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080033838 - Systems and methods for purchasing personalized products: Systems for purchasing personalized products are provided. An embodiment of a system for purchasing personalized products includes a client node and a supplier node. The supplier node provides a product packet comprising a product and multiple components belonging to the product, and transmits the product packet to the client node.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080033839 - Universal shopping cart and order injection system: A universal shopping cart is provided that obtains and orders products and services from different merchants located on the Internet. The consumer completes all of their shopping on the shopping site and is not directed to another merchant's site to complete an order. The universal shopping cart provides a monitoring... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080033849 - System and method for component inventory tracking with shipper identification codes: Inventory management of plural components at an end user inventory is simplified by tracking components with shipment identification codes used to ship the components from a component vendor through a shipment vendor. A component order module associated with the end user places components orders with a component vendor order engine... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080033848 - Systems and methods for processing and tracking items: Systems and methods for tracking items are provided. According to one method, a dispatcher receives from a courier, serving a customer, a request over a network to pickup an item addressed to the customer. A determination is made to see whether the dispatcher is available to process the item. If... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080033851 - Methods and application for managing invoices: The present invention provides methods and systems for creating, distributing, and managing invoices.... Agent: Carr LLP
20080033855 - Method and apparatus for facilitating charitable donations: A method, apparatus, and system for placing and operating an automated donation station is disclosed. An automated donation station can be placed at a location upon receiving a request for an automated donation station from a charitable organization or event organizer. The automated donation station can be customized according to... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20080033857 - Pooling data for consumer credit or debit cards: A consumer data credit card or debit card or personal computer wallet linked to an Internet master catalogue of products. The consumer data card empowers the small credit card or debit cardholder against retailers, by mining and analyzing their consumer profile data, for anticipated purchases, and then leveraging the consumer's... Agent: Steven Horowitz, Esq.
20080033853 - System and method for facilitating appraisals: A system and method for facilitating appraisals is disclosed. A lender and/or customer may request an appraisal from a hub. The hub checks the schedules of local appraisers, selects an appraiser and schedules the appraisal. Once the appraisal has been completed, the appraiser uploads the appraisal information and the hub... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080033858 - Employee stock option appreciation rights securities auction process: An online auction process for derivative securities is used to determine a fair market value of an asset or benefit provided to others, such as employee stock options. In one embodiment, the derivative securities track the intrinsic value realized by employees when exercising the employee stock options granted to them... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20080033859 - Profit attribution modeling system: A profit attribution modelling system adapted to model the effect on profitability of a business caused by effective investment in any one or more of number of factors. The system displays the representations of the factors, enters a value representing the profit level of the business, enters a value representing... Agent: Andrew John Olsen
20080033860 - System and method for forecasting tax effects of financial transactions: A system and method for forecasting tax effects of financial transactions is provided. The system and method include a series of web pages. The web pages allow a user to 1) determine their federal and state tax rates, 2) describe the asset they wish to sell. Additional web pages then... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080033867 - Centralized process for determining deltas for index tranches: System and method for fixing a tranche index delta level include a plurality of client systems configured to receive a plurality of deltas from a plurality of dealers, and a central authority system configured to receive the plurality of deltas and average received deltas to determine a fixed delta level.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080033864 - Computer program product for implementing a service contract futures exchange: The present invention relates a futures exchange for services contracts. The SerFEx is an electronic market system that enables the exchange of cash (spot and forward) contracts and futures contracts for the delivery of services. Services are traded on the exchange similar to commodities on a prior art commodities exchange.... Agent: Rudolph J. Buchel Jr., Law Office Of
20080033868 - 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
20080033865 - Electronic trading system including an auto-arbitrage feature or name switching feature: An electronic trading system includes a plurality of trader terminals for receiving credit parameter data, arbitrage parameter data, and trading data from a trading entity, and a computer connected to the plurality of trader terminals via a communications network that receives and stores the credit parameter data and the trading... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080033863 - Process and method for establishing credit default swap indices on defined economic sectors to support the creation, trading and clearing of credit derivative instruments: A method for establishing a credit default swap index on a defined economic sector. A reference economic sector is identified by an index provider. A multi-credit corporate index is established for the reference economic sector. Individual credit default swap (CDS) transactions and the multi-credit corporate index are used to compile... Agent: Daniel H. Golub
20080033866 - System and a method for facilitating a lease on a domain name through an online competitive bidding process: A system and a method is provided for facilitating a lease on a domain name through an online competitive bidding process. Domain name owners can offer their domain names for a lease utilizing the present invention, and the bidders can search and bid for desired premium domain names. The winning... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080033869 - Anonymous transaction system: An Anonymous Transaction Service (ATS) solves or alleviates the problems outlined above. The ATS provides anonymous, automated, risk-based differential pricing that allows consumers to receive offers from multiple suppliers with only a single credit report. The ATS facilitates any offer between a supplier and consumer that first requires an evaluation... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20080033872 - Fixed rate financing instrument offering a dividend or partially guaranteed by third party to issuance, method for establishing a market for the same, method for directly public-offering the same on-line: A fixed rate financing instrument issued by a corporation, government, or other organization which pays a fixed interest rate and/or dividend as secured by an issuing entity's promise to pay and partially guaranteed by a third party to issuance. An operation financing system for public-offering the fixed rate financing instrument... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20080033870 - Money-transfer techniques: A financial institution has a web-based server for use in transferring money between a customer and a beneficiary. The server provides an online money-transfer service via the Internet and the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). A customer, having a client computer, a telephone having DTMF (Dual-Tone, Multiple Frequency) access and... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20080033875 - Methods and systems for providing scanned mail delivery channel and automatic payment of reply mail: Exemplary systems and methods eliminate a check or a remittance stub from a bill payment process, which may simplify the bill payment process for consumers, providers, and check processing systems. A delivery service provider receives a delivery item at a delivery processing center. It is determined that an account associated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080033873 - Revenue management systems and methods with enhanced rollover: A revenue management system for telecommunication systems is disclosed. The revenue management system can have multiple integrated modules. The modules can include a revenue generation module, a revenue capture module, a revenue collection module, a revenue intelligence module, and others. The revenue management system can also be configured to simultaneously... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080033874 - Revenue management systems and methods with sponsored top-up options: A revenue management system for telecommunication systems is disclosed. The revenue management system can have multiple integrated modules. The modules can include a revenue generation module, a revenue capture module, a revenue collection module, a revenue intelligence module, and others. The revenue management system can also be configured to simultaneously... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080033878 - Method and system for automated payment authorization and settlement: The present invention provides a system and method to enable a third party service provider of EIPP services to initiate authorization and settlement of payment card payments with invoice line item data, on behalf of either Buyer/Payers or Supplier/Payees to credit card acquirers and/or transaction processors. Payment initiation is based... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080033879 - Method and system for restricted the usage of payment accounts: A user's ability to spend and/or receive funds for payment accounts maintained in an electronic wallet are limited. These limitations include restrictions on where the user is able to spend the funds in a payment account (e.g., at which merchants the funds can be spent, whether the funds can be... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080033880 - Techniques for authorization of usage of a payment device: Techniques for authorization of usage of a payment device include facilitating an issuer of the device obtaining an authorization message for an account number associated with the device, based on desired spending limit parameters established by a merchant and/or an issuer of the device; facilitating obtaining an issuer authorization decision;... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080033884 - Systems and methods using cryptography to protect secure computing environments: Secure computation environments are protected from bogus or rogue load modules, executables and other data elements through use of digital signatures, seals and certificates issued by a verifying authority. A verifying authority—which may be a trusted independent third party—tests the load modules or other executables to verify that their corresponding... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080033885 - Methods and systems for providing secondary address information: Systems and methods maintain a database of recipient names and addresses where the delivery point addresses contain secondary address. Data that is stored in the database may be arrayed in secure data tables. The structure of the secure data tables ensures that the data is secure and prevents an unauthorized... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080033891 - Method and system for detecting duplicate printing of indicia in a metering system: A method of detecting possible duplicate printing of postal indicia including receiving image data for printing a current postal indicium, determining a number of pixels that will be printed in a defined zone of the current postal indicium, obtaining stored pixel count data that includes one or more stored pixel... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080033892 - Prepayment system for electric power meters using a contactless smart card with an automatic supply cut-off device: The present invention refers to the use of a meter completely integrated on a single piece, totally covered and without contact with the exterior that incorporates a prepayment system and a more efficient method to control the electric energy supply and obtains excellent information from the meter by means of... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20080033893 - Apparatus and methods for an equipment stand for a drive-thru employee station: Apparatus and methods for a drive thru terminal equipment stand comprising a base, a vertical support having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to the base, a framework connected to the second end of the vertical support, and a plurality of equipment supporting... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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