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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090030710 - Centralized dispute resolution system for commercial transactions: A centralized dispute resolution system for use in commercial credit or debit card transactions. The inventive system utilizes a common data storage, interfaces, processes, procedures, rules, and other elements of a dispute resolution system that are made available to cardholders, merchants, card issuers, payment processors, and other parties that may... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090030716 - Information-processing-apparatus-readable recording medium containing order determining program, order determining method, and order determining apparatus: A recording medium including an order determining program, an order determining method, and an order determining apparatus. The order determining program causes an apparatus to calculate a total handling time by totaling a handling time corresponding to individual similar incidents. The order determining program also causes the apparatus to determine... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090030717 - Intra-modality synthesis of central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data: An intra-modality response synthesizer analyzes and enhances central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data to evaluate subject response to stimuli. A data collection mechanism obtains response data from a subject exposed to stimuli, such as marketing and entertainment stimuli. The intra-modality response synthesizer analyzes and synthesizes a plurality... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090030706 - Method and system for enhanced cross-team change request management: In a data processing system having multiple logically coupled branch systems that share interdependent products and services, a system for providing enhanced cross-team change request management. In one embodiment, the system includes a consumer branch system that generates a consumer change request. A trunk system manages cross-team change requests between... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090030708 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for placing orders: Included are embodiments for customized ordering. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving an indication to send a previously created customized order to a vendor and retrieving at least one component of the customized order according to the indication. Some embodiments include determining the vendor associated with the... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090030709 - Personnel listing analysis based on organizational position and role: A system, method and program product for generating a hierarchical display of a subset of individuals from within an organization. A system is provided that includes: a merging system for comparing a list of selected individuals with a master hierarchy of individuals within the organization; a rendering system for generating... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20090030705 - Project management black box protections: Techniques for project management black box protections are provided. A first principal associated with a first processing environment and a first stage of a project's lifecycle requests that an action be taken on its behalf. The first principal is authenticated and policy is evaluated when the first principal is successfully... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20090030711 - Project management system and method: A method for completing a project includes several steps. A request for completing a project is received, including first information regarding the project. At least one person for completing the project is determined based on the first information. Second information regarding the project is also received, and instructions for completing... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090030718 - System and method for automatic acquisition and distribution of information in a real estate context: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for automatically acquiring and distributing information regarding a property showing. The system may include an electronic lock box for securing a property key configured to open a door to a property for sale. The electronic lock box, and the property key... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090030712 - System and method for transferring electrical power between grid and vehicle: The present invention discloses a system for transferring electrical power between a grid and at least one vehicle. The vehicle can be Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) or Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). The type of vehicle will be recognized and controlled by the system to support... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090030707 - System and method of researching real estate: A method of researching real estate properties online uses a local Rich Internet Application (RIA) to perform an online search through a real estate web service and stores the results of the search locally so that they may be accessed offline. The results of the search may be further used... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20090030713 - System and method of reviewing ownership of and encumbrances on intellectual property assets: A review system and method gathers and analyzes data related to ownership of and encumbrances on intellectual property assets from relevant recordation locations. The system and method analyzes the data and interprets the data and the chain of ownership of intellectual property assets.... Agent: Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.a.
20090030714 - System for printing a multiple leaf object and/or a display unit for a multiple leaf object: A system for printing a multiple leaf object for a client comprises: a first picture storage medium containing a client's pictures; a second picture storage medium containing advertisements; means allowing a client to select which of said client's pictures are required for printing; means for opting for one of a... Agent: Defillo & Associates, Inc.
20090030715 - Travel timer: Systems and methods are described for improved schedule keeping for travelers. In one embodiment, a method including includes providing one or more travel milestones; providing travel plan information; formulating a travel plan based on the one or more travel milestones and the travel plan information; receiving one or more travel-related... Agent: Lee & Hayes, Pllc
20090030721 - Apparatus and method for monitoring use of resources by healthcare employees: A system that monitors use of resources by healthcare employees includes a plurality of resource identification devices located adjacent different resources, such as pieces of plumbing fixture, medical equipment, documents and hospital rooms. Each resource identification device emits a wireless signal containing a resource identifier. A plurality of healthcare employees... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090030720 - Method and system for aligning a plurality of refill dates for prescriptions associated with a plurality of customers: The method, system and user-interface allows alignment of refill dates associated with a plurality of prescriptions, such that the plurality of prescriptions all require refills on the same date, thus limiting the number of occasions on which a customer must visit the pharmacy to retrieve refills of the aligned prescriptions,... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20090030723 - Method of genetic screening and analysis: A method of genetic screening and analysis, particularly for prenatal genetic screening to determine a risk estimate or probability of genetic disorders for a specific pregnancy integrating a patient's family history data (r1) with a patient's biological test data (r2p) to generate a final prenatal risk factor (Rf). A comprehensive... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.
20090030722 - System and method for performing a remote verification of a pharmacy fill utilizing an image to image comparison: The method and system provides image data of a prepared pharmacy product for review by a pharmacist located away from the prepared pharmacy product. The method and system enables the verification process to be ported to locations in which resources may be more efficiently utilized.... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20090030719 - System and method of prescription alignment: The method, system and user-interface allows alignment of refill dates associated with a plurality of prescriptions, such that the plurality of prescriptions all require refills on the same date, thus limiting the number of occasions on which a customer must visit the pharmacy to retrieve refills of the aligned prescriptions,... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20090030724 - System for providing hygienic education information and method thereof: A method for providing hygienic education information comprising the steps of: receiving at least one set of diagnostic data, and defining an illness grade according to the diagnostic data; and then searching a hygienic education database based on the illness grade, and catching and outputting the hygienic education information corresponding... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090030727 - system and user interface for acquisition and storage of patient medical insurance data: A system is integrated with a hospital information system (HIS) to provide patient health insurance information identifying patient medical insurance eligibility coverage by sorting and parsing batched electronic transaction message data to provide information to an HIS to facilitate accurate billing and account follow up. A system acquires patient medical... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090030733 - Flexible glucose analysis using varying time report deltas and configurable glucose target ranges: A diabetes data management system selects variable threshold parameters to that are utilized in a report. A first low threshold glucose reading and a first high threshold glucose reading for a before meal event timeframe are selected. A second low threshold glucose reading and a second high threshold glucose reading... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090030732 - Generating output data based on patient monitoring: Exemplary system and method embodiments may include real-time monitoring data regarding administration of a health-related procedure to a recipient patient which is posted to a patient data record that has restricted read/write access. In some instances the monitoring data is processed to determine compliance or non-compliance based on comparison of... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene
20090030729 - Medical information device system: A medical information storage device, carried on the person of a user, comprises a watch having a flash drive with a user's pertinent medical records and a USB plug adapted to project from watch. The USB plug is connected to the flash drive and adapted to connect to a medical... Agent: Howard M Cohn Patent Attorney Llc
20090030728 - Medical safety system: An action storage unit stores medical action information including at least information about the instructor of a medical action, an instruction from the instructor, an executor who has executed an action in accordance with the instruction, and the action executed by the executor. A singular point extraction unit extracts information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090030731 - Method and apparatus for generating a patient quality assurance: The present invention provides a quality assurance system and method that generates a quality assurance (QA) scorecard for patients that use digital devices in a radiological-based medical imaging study. According to one embodiment, client computers, servers, imaging devices, databases, and/or other components may be coupled to provide a unified data... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090030725 - Method and system for aligning a plurality of prescription refills to multiple alignment dates: The method, system and user-interface allows alignment of refill dates associated with a plurality of prescriptions to a plurality of alignment dates, such that a plurality of selected prescriptions require refills on each of the plurality of alignment dates, thus limiting the number of occasions on which a customer must... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20090030726 - Method for clinical analyses of the comparative type: e
20090030730 - Method, system and device for assisting a patient in complying with a medical regime: The invention relates to a method, system and dispensing device for assisting a patient in complying with a medical regimen. The system includes an electronic dispensing device to be used by the patient which comprises a device to obtain information about the regimen. A device registers operation of the dispensing... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.a.
20090030734 - Insurance coverage analysis: An improved insurance coverage analysis method, system, and computer program. All insurance policies owned by a particular business and its alternate entities are processed. Key data from the policies is input into specialized templates. The insurance policy data can be input manually or automatically. The specialized templates are interconnected to... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20090030737 - Method and system for a deferred variable annuity with flexible lifetime benefit payments: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030735 - Method and system for a deferred variable annuity with lifetime benefit payments: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030739 - Method and system for a deferred variable annuity with lifetime benefit payments as a function of a predetermined age-based withdrawal percent table: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030738 - Method and system for a deferred variable annuity with lifetime benefit payments as a function of an inflation adjustment factor: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030736 - Method and system for a facility care benefit in an annuity providing lifetime benefit payments: A method and system provide an annuity contract with a payment base value, a contract value, lifetime benefit payments, and a death benefit, as well as the option of enhanced lifetime benefit payments for a period of time. An insured qualifies for these enhanced lifetime benefit payments when the insured... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030740 - Retirement planning system and method: A computer-implemented retirement planning system comprises data collection logic, modeling logic, and report generation logic. The data collection logic is configured to receive data pertaining to an individual planning for retirement. The retirement modeling logic is configured to process the data to generate parameters of a retirement plan. The retirement... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090030741 - Consumer booking engine and method: The present invention provides methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that enable a seller to better maximize its revenue and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that enable a seller of a good or service that has multiple categories, classes, and/or price levels to upsell a higher... Agent: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
20090030744 - Electronic-ticket transfer system and electronic-ticket transfer method: An electronic-ticket transfer system includes a first portable terminal 11 and a second portable terminal 12, a ticket transfer management system 13, and a communication network 14. The first portable terminal 11 has an electronic ticket 15. The first portable terminal 11 and the second portable terminal 12 have the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090030748 - Individual seat selection ticketing and reservation system: This invention relates to an electronic means by which people can select the exact seat or seats they want for any type of event or reserve an appointment for any activity. More specifically, a customer or a ticket re-seller or a venue operator can go, for example, to the internet... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090030743 - Intelligent hotel reservation system and method: A computerized system and method for making a hotel reservation. In some embodiments there are post-reservation features, such as the ability to continue searching for better prices after a room has been booked.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090030746 - Performing predictive pricing based on historical data: Techniques are described for using predictive pricing information for items to assist in evaluating buying and/or selling decisions in various ways, such as on behalf of end-user item acquirers and/or intermediate item providers. The predictive pricing for an item may be based on an analysis of historical pricing information for... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090030747 - System and method for allocating replacement vehicle rental costs using a virtual bank of repair facility credits: Systems and methods for managing a virtual bank of repair facility credits are disclosed. Various operations for adding and subtracting credits from a repair facility virtual bank account are disclosed. Adjustments to credit totals can be based on repair facility performance with regard to an individual vehicle repair or a... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20090030742 - System and method for tentative booking when service providers are temporarily unavailable: One embodiment provides a method, that may be implemented on a system, for receiving a request from a user to perform at least one of schedule an event or book a transaction; selecting a service provider to schedule the event or book the transaction; contacting the selected service provider to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv) Ip Docketing
20090030745 - System for providing plans to eating and drinking establisments: A system for providing plans to eating and drinking establishments, having eating and drinking establishment information storage unit; reservation information storage unit; plan acceptance device for receiving information relating to plans set by the eating and drinking establishments from terminals of the eating and drinking establishments. The system stores this... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090030753 - Anomaly aggregation method: A method for aggregating anomalous values is provided. The method comprises obtaining operational data from at least one machine and calculating at least one exceptional anomaly score from the operational data. The exceptional anomaly scores can then be aggregated to identify acute or chronic anomalous values.... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090030750 - Business interaction simulation system for training: The present invention relates to a method for a business interaction simulation for the purpose of training and evaluation. According to one aspect of the solution, the business interaction simulation allows participants to simulate business interactions in more than one politico-socio-economic environment. According to another aspect of the solution, the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090030760 - Computer-implemented management system, method and computer program product: A computer-implemented method for managing at least one training plan includes providing at least one complex data object, where the complex data object is classified by an object type, and comprises data on at least one attribute, a status for the training plan, and a time period and displaying the... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090030757 - Content distribution for mobile phones: A network adapted to distribute content to mobile phone service providers. The network comprising: (a) an acquisition module configured to receive and store content items from at least one content provider, assign a unique content identifier to each of the content items and associate each content item with a content... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi
20090030752 - Fleet anomaly detection method: A method for determining whether an operational metric representing the performance of a target machine has an anomalous value is provided. The method includes collecting operational data from at least one machine, and calculating at least one exceptional anomaly score from the obtained operational data.... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090030749 - Implementing an end-of-life purchase: A system and method of implementing an end-of-life purchase of an item used in manufacturing. A method includes comparing a supply of an article to a demand for the article. The method also includes securing an amount of the article when the supply does not exceed the demand by a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090030756 - Managing risk associated with various transactions: Systems, methods and consumer-readable media for managing risk associated with various transactions are provided. Such methods may include identifying a consumer-based software application for analysis and classifying the consumer-based software application into a plurality of consumer-facing transactions. Each consumer-facing transaction may be rated according to at least one category or... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090030762 - Method and system for creating a dynamic and automated testing of user response: The present invention enables large scale media testing by human testers, where each tester may see multiple pertinent media instances during a single testing session and choose the optimal overall pairings between the testers and the media instances to minimize the number of testers needed for each testing project. By... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090030758 - Methods for assessing potentially compromising situations of a utility company: Methods are provided for assessing potentially compromising situations of a utility company. One or more source displays of a site are accessed. A fly-out or data lensing is used to bring forward a portion of the source displays. The fly-out or data lensing is used to draw attention to a... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090030759 - Methods for managing high or low voltage conditions from selected areas of a power system of a utility company: Methods are provided for managing high or low voltage conditions from selected areas of a power system of a utility company. Rubber-banding or lassoing is used to select geographic areas. Potential low or high voltage situations are identified in the selected geographic areas. Geographic displays are overlayed with superimposed VAR... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090030754 - Methods, systems and computer software utilizing xbrl to identify, capture, array, manage, transmit and display documents and data in litigation preparation, trial and regulatory filings and regulatory compliance: A method, system and program product for litigation and document management preparation and management, the method comprising: converting or having converted electronically using an XBRL taxonomy and metadata paper and/or electronic documents in various formats including XML/XBRL into XBRL formatted files and storing the XBRL formatted files in one or... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090030761 - Predicting financial impact of business framework: The financial impact of the implementation of a business framework can be predicted. Shifted business condition metrics associated with business activities for implementing the business framework can be applied to model financial impact for a business entity. Impact on financial condition according to income statement and balance sheet can be... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090030763 - Supplier compliance manager tool: The present invention provides a web-based module, including a risk calculating function, which facilitates the gathering and analyzing of supplier data for obtaining C-TPAT certification.... Agent: Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
20090030755 - Systems and methods to dynamically generate listings to selectively track user responses: Methods and apparatuses to dynamically customize a listing to track a selected type of responses to be generated from a presentation of the customized listing, where the selection of the type of responses is based at least in part on one or more characteristics of the request for the listing.... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090030751 - Threat modeling and risk forecasting model: A system and method for determining residual business risks by correlating threats, controls, business continuity factors, and other general risk considerations is described. Requirements of an initiative of a project are mapped to a taxonomy, and the mapped requirements are rated with respect to its importance to the project. Projected... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090030764 - Method and system for associating business rules with received content in a content processing system: A system 100 includes a content management system 221 having a material identification and business rules for content including targets and a work flow system 220 in communication with the content management system and receiving the material identification and targets. The work flow system 220 obtains content having an associated... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090030765 - Synchronising online and offline diaries: A apparatus and method for synchronising the online and offline diaries of sports coaches and other service providers by combining a web based interface with a mobile phone SMS gateway to provide an online booking system for their clients. The system makes use of location information and coach-client relationship rules... Agent: Kenneth Cameron
20090030770 - Dynamic and predictive information system and method for shipping assets and transport: The dynamic, predictive information system and method assigns shipping assets (drivers-tractors-trailers) from carriers to transport orders by shippers. Computer databases hold shipping asset data. Specific transport orders are electronically joined to specific driver-tractor-trailer combinations. A search and sort routine produces resulting records based upon proximity, trailer type, proximity of the... Agent: Malloy & Malloy
20090030767 - Scheduling and improving ergonomic breaks using environmental information: An ergonomic break system and method for scheduling and improving an ergonomic break for a user from a computing device. The system and method schedule the break based on environmental information to minimize annoyance to the user. Environmental information includes the condition of the computing device (such as whether the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20090030766 - System and method for facilitating meeting preparedness: A method and computer program product for facilitating meeting preparedness, including defining one or more requested meeting attendees, and defining one or more requirements for entry to a meeting. An invitation to the meeting is sent to at least a portion of the one or more requested meeting attendees, the... Agent: Holland & Knight
20090030769 - System and method for latency management assistant: One embodiment provides a method, that may be implemented on a system, for receiving an electronic communication from a user, the communication identifying a delay incurred or to be incurred by the user, relative to a pre-identified schedule of events; in response to receiving the electronic communication, accessing data identifying... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv) Ip Docketing
20090030768 - Trusted and secure techniques for item delivery and execution: Documents and other items can be delivered electronically from sender to recipient with a level of trustedness approaching or exceeding that provided by a personal document courier. A trusted electronic go-between can validate, witness and/or archive transactions while, in some cases, actively participating in or directing the transaction. Printed or... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090030779 - Electronic coupon filtering and delivery: A method of delivering coupons to a user/client at a portable device. The method includes determining memory space available on the device for storing coupons, each coupon being associated with a merchant. A set of coupons that each fit the available memory space is determined and ranked in order based... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090030773 - Information acquisition system: An information acquisition system (10) includes a collection system (12) for collecting information relating to and/or from a target (30); a notification system (14) for notifying the target (30); a collaboration system (16) for collaborating with the target (30); and a data storage engine (18) for storing data relating to... Agent: Stites & Harbison Pllc
20090030780 - Measuring effectiveness of marketing campaigns presented on media devices in public places using audience exposure data: Computational and computer-implemented methodological techniques are described for analyzing and presenting data on the audience response to audio and/or visual media advertising campaigns in public places. In various embodiments, these techniques employ a mechanism that assesses audience behavior to produce audience behavior data and audience exposure to produce audience exposure... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090030771 - Performance management platform: A method of and system for creating a performance management platform for an organization and using said platform to support analysis, management, optimization, reporting and simulation for any part of the organization.... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20090030772 - Rewarding independent influencers: A method embodiment includes receiving data indicative of a person accessing at least one of a first network-available electronic content or a second network-available electronic content. Also, receiving data indicative of an involvement with respect to possible matters of interest between the person and a third-party. The involvement being independent... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene
20090030774 - System and method for adding an advertisement to a personal communication: A system and method is provided for adding an advertisement to a digital message and providing additional communication data to a recipient that interacts with the advertisement regardless of the network device the recipient is utilizing. An advertisement generator residing on a network host accepts digital messages from contributors and... Agent: O'melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-1118
20090030777 - System and method for message-based bookmarking: A method and system for collecting information on advertisers, products, and/or services of interest to a consumer. The present invention provides a bridge between the physical world and the virtual world that is beneficial to both consumers and advertisers. When a consumer participating in a consumer loyalty system is exposed... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.
20090030776 - System for providing offers using a billing statement: A billing statement according to one aspect of the invention includes a description of a transaction and an offer pointer associated with the transaction, wherein the offer pointer includes information that may be used to review an offer. In one example of this aspect, the offer pointer is a telephone... Agent: Walker Digital Management, Llc
20090030775 - System to generate and set up an advertising campaign based on the insertion of advertising messages within an exchange of messages, and method to operate said system: A method is provided that includes receiving message data at a server from a first remote device. The message data is associated with a message and the message includes text of one or more words, one or more characters, one or more symbols, or any combination thereof. The method also... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090030778 - System, method and apparatus for secure multiparty location based services: A computer system implements a method to provide secure multiparty location based services. A user input is received from a user device of a user. The user input contains user location information. Based on the location information, a model is retrieved. The model is a constraint satisfaction problem defined by... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090030784 - Business applications and monetization models of rich media brand index measurements: A method for campaign optimization of interactive rich media advertising includes providing a plurality of creatives; assigning a weight to each creative; tracking user interaction with at least some of the plurality of creatives; continuously computing a brand index (BI) for each creative based on the tracked user interaction and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090030792 - Content recommendation service: A method and system for content recommendation make such recommendations possible, even if users are in different geographic locations, use different network service providers and different services, user different types of device, etc. A method for communicating a content recommendation comprises receiving a recommendation for content, the content recommendation originating... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation
20090030781 - Creating and displaying universal ad over multiple different platforms: A method and system are provided for creating and displaying a universal ad over multiple different platforms. In one example, the method includes creating a universal ad by generating a superset ad, identifying different parts of the superset ad as separate components, matching the separate components to their respective media,... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20090030790 - Customer relationship management system and method: A customer relationship management system, the system comprising: a memory that includes an interaction database of interaction data, wherein the interaction data is related to interactions between customers and merchants; a data retrieval system, wherein the data retrieval system accesses data from the memory, based on a set of criteria,... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20090030787 - Electronic capture and communication of promotions using a wireless device: Methods and apparatuses to electronically capture and communicate promotions using a cellular device are discussed. An application on a wireless device is activated and a store's identification is sent from the wireless device to a promotion processing unit where targeted promotions are sent from the promotion processing unit to the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090030797 - Method and apparatus for generating and transmitting an ideal order offer: A system for generating and transmitting an ideal order offer, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; a memory unit for the computer; and an offer element, in a processor for the computer. The offer element is for: receiving, using the interface element, an order... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, Pllc
20090030786 - Method and system for dynamic messaging: Embodiments of methods and systems for dynamic messaging are disclosed. A lookup request may be received for a customer. A plurality of eligible campaigns may be determined for the customer. An eligible campaign of the plurality of eligible campaigns may include an available offer for the customer. The available offer... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090030800 - Method and system for searching a data network by using a virtual assistant and for advertising by using the same: The present invention relates to a method, system and server configured to enable a plurality of users to conduct a data search within a database over a data network, comprising: (a) a first software component for enabling one or more of the following: (a.1.) providing a user with a user... Agent: Dan Grois
20090030796 - Method and system for selecting optimal commodities based upon business profile and preferences: A system and method for assisting a customer in choosing a combination of commodities based on preferences of the customer. A combination is a set of related commodities, wherein bundling discounts may be applied to particular bundles of related commodities. Combination options are created by optimizing the categories within the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090030791 - Method for identifying a sport field boundary or feature and realizing revenue therefrom: Sport field's boundaries are divided into boundary sections according to their major function. The right to name each boundary is then sold to realize further revenue. Additionally, in exchange for the right to broadcast from the sport arena, the sport announcers are required to refer to the boundaries by the... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090030788 - Method for providing on-line sale and management of advertising space on signs and billboards: A method and system for supporting e-commerce transactions directed to placement of advertising on dynamic signs by creating dynamic e-commerce Web sites for permitting consumers to select and acquire time and space on selective signs, for managing the content of a consumer message and for collecting payment for the acquired... Agent: Robert C. Curfiss
20090030782 - Methods for obtaining leads: There are disclosed methods for obtaining leads for a service provider. The service provider may supply marketing support to a seller having a real property available for sale. The marketing support may include marketing materials containing unique contact information to direct inquiries to the service provider. The service provider may... Agent: Socal Ip Law Group LLP
20090030785 - Monetizing rich media advertising interaction: A method for calculating brand index (BI) for interactive rich media advertising produces a brand effectiveness model, and includes categorizing advertising exposure of a rich media ad into a type of bucket, and for each type of bucket: assigning a weight (Wj) to each of a plurality of data types... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090030793 - Multi-vendor multi-loyalty currency program: Loyalty programs can be operated within a payment processing system having multiple vendors, thereby providing access to detailed transaction data and with the flexibility for customization of the loyalty programs themselves, by establishing a communication for the transfer of data via a customer-facing channel. When the payment processing system processes... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090030794 - Online marketing tool using videos to promote printable coupons: A webpage file is transmitted to a client computer. The webpage file includes primary content and code to load and launch a video. When the user clicks on the video, a corresponding coupon appears in a form. The user may print this coupon and later redeem it at a store... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP New York
20090030795 - Payment system and method for insurance premium payments: In certain embodiments, a system and method for insurance premium payment is provided that automatically charges recurring insurance premiums to a credit or debit card chosen by the consumer. The system may apply a reward component and a special interest rate component to the charged premium so that card holders... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090030801 - Permissive search intent registry: A permissive search intent registry allowing intending purchasers to receive special offers and incentives from participating merchants wherein merchants may thereby more effectively target advertising campaigns by gaining access to a pool of intending purchasers, allowing merchants to differentiate between intending purchasers and mere “click-thrus”. An intending purchaser may tag... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.
20090030783 - Rewarding based on user offline and online characteristics: Method, computer readable medium and device for collecting and forwarding data is disclosed. The collected data is associated with user input to a first user interface, when a first user associated with the first user interface is offline and a predetermined application hosted by the first client interfaces with a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090030789 - System and method for locating rewards and discounts in e-commerce: A centralized system that acts on behalf of multiple merchants, wherein a controlled and manageable way to monitor and issue rewards, discounts, coupons and payments to customers is provided. The system performs calculations to allocate discounts and rewards for individual buyers, designate final prices for individual buyers, and provide fast... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090030798 - System and method for providing incentives to an end user for referring another end user: A system for generating an incentive for an end user to refer other end users, including: first and second offer elements, in a processor for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer. The first offer element: receives, using an interface element for the computer, a first order from an end... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, Pllc
20090030799 - System comprising a consumer good and server and a method to bestow an advantage with a monetary value: A system comprising a consumer good, especially a packet of cigarettes or packet of pharmaceutical products, and a server has a consumer good fitted with a concealed code, wherein the code is associated with an advantage having a monetary value and can be transmitted to a server via a telecommunication... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker
20090030802 - Universal ad queue: A “universal ad queue” (UAQ) is used for coordinating the display of at least two different types of advertisements to subscribers. The UAQ provides an ordered list for the display of ads to the subscribers. The ordered list may vary based on time, channel, program, previous ads, and subscriber type.... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, Llc
20090030808 - Customized toy pet: A method of transmitting a virtual item and a physical item to a receiver includes customizing a virtual item in a designated internet website, producing a physical item corresponding to the customized virtual item, designating a receiver of the virtual item, designating the receiver of the physical item, transmitting the... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, Llc
20090030806 - Data filling station: The present invention provides system and methods for facilitating the acquisition of content. In some embodiment, the systems and method enable a user to acquire and store content on a portable device.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.c.
20090030803 - Merchandising items of topical interest: Various embodiments are described herein that provide one or more of a systems, methods, software, and data structures within an Internet marketp lace context that are useful to promote products that may be associated with an event occurrence. Some embodiments further utilize collaborative filtering to augment event-based product recommendations.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090030809 - Message configuring method for controlling purchase service in wireless broadcasting: Disclosed is a method for configuring a message for controlling purchase service in wireless broadcasting. When a portable terminal directly uses a corresponding service through registration without a process for purchasing a charged broadcasting service, the portable terminal directly receives a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) User ServiceID, and it... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.c.
20090030812 - Method and apparatus for bidding on broadcast service requests and offers from nearby devices: An improved method, apparatus, and computer instructions in a portable device for obtaining bids for a task. Access to a task in a set of tasks for bidding is provided through a wireless network. The access to the task includes a specification of a selected distance between a bidding entity... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20090030805 - Method and system for immediate home delivery of food prepared using recipes shown on television: A business method and system for immediate home delivery of meals prepared in a way as demonstrated by a chef on a television program. The chef mentioned herein, may be a celebrity chef, or other chef in general. Food providers (example restaurants) in various geographies where celebrity chef program airs... Agent: Praveen Sengar
20090030804 - Method, system, and apparatus for the customization of the funeral home services and products, for humans, animals, and pets: This relates to the products and services for funeral homes (for pets, animals, and humans), general memorabilia, general awards, pet awards, human awards, and general gifts, along with the customization of those items (for humans and pets). The customization can be done with the computer or through an interface with... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting
20090030811 - Order and payment visibility process: The present invention discloses systems and methods for facilitating order entry, fulfillment, shipment and payment in a networked environment. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention describes a system for communicating order entries from a seller to a supplier, while providing order status information to the buyer. Also, according to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090030810 - System and method for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and a seller: The present invention provides a computer system and method for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and a seller. The seller is one of multiple available providers of a product and/or service. Initially, the buyer sends out an order, and the order is automatically verified. A seller is then determined... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.c.
20090030807 - Tracking transactions by using addresses in a communications network: Communications between participants over a communications link are proxied by an intermediary, such as an Integrated Order Mechanism (IOM). Participants interact with each other through the IOM. The IOM may be transparent to the participants such that they are not aware that the IOM is involved in processing communications. For... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090030815 - Environment-impacting member purchase device and environment-impacting member purchase system: An environment-impacting member purchase system which enables efficient purchase of a member containing a specific chemical substance and the like while satisfying a purchaser's requirement is disclosed. A member specification specifying unit (150) of an environment-impacting member purchase device (101) specifies a member specification for conforming a to-be-purchased member to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.
20090030813 - Read-only user access for web based auction: A networked computer arrangement and method in which a manufacturer or service provider may communicate to a plurality of traders the items, including goods and/or services, which may be available for purchase, the quantities of those available items, and any other conditions to be met for the purchase of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rhf)
20090030814 - User interface for a complex order processing system: A method for processing complex orders is disclosed. The method includes generating a customer portal view including a list of products and services associated with an account, a list of quotes associated with the account, a list of orders associated with the account, and a plurality of user-selectable options. The... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20090030816 - Method, computer program, warehouse management system, billing process and web interface to provide collection, storage and delivery service to individuals: A method for receiving, storing, retrieving and delivering a container is presented. The container may contain a client's personal items, and the method may be used by clients who periodically stay at a resort, for example. The method automates the attendant storage or warehouse management, billing system, and container pickup... Agent: Todd S. Parkhurst Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd.
20090030817 - Method and system of bidirectional marketing with feedback: The invention discloses a method and system of bi-directional marketing with feedback, comprising: building up a consuming net system that promotes the business between customer and seller. The consuming net system signs a contract with customer, then the requirement built up, on the other hand, said system signs contract with... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090030819 - System and method forfinancial management and analysis: A method is provided for analyzing a user's finances and providing a plan for debt reduction. The method includes acquiring aggregated financial data for a user from a financial data clearinghouse. Another step is classifying financial transactions received with the aggregated financial data into a plurality of budget categories without... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.c.
20090030818 - System for financial risk management administration: The present invention provides a method and system for financial risk management and administration. In the present invention, a computer implemented method and system operate to distribute selected risks, such as market risks, through a selected counterparty that can assume certain of these market risks in a financial transaction which... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030820 - Correlation of billing information by a network element: In one embodiment, a method for providing correlation of billing entries for a mobile communications network is provided. A correlating network element in a bearer path determines a plurality of billing entries for a flow. One or more of the billing entries may be received from other network elements and... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, Pc
20090030821 - Diverse billing rectification system and method: A system and method for increasing claim recovery efficiency wherein an input engine receives claim data and is operatively coupled to both a clearinghouse system and an accounts receivable management system, which systems cooperatively identify errors in the claim record and prevent erred claim records from progressing to a payor.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP Ip Section
20090030824 - Method and system for a deferred variable annuity with lifetime benefit payments as a function of a predetermined time-based withdrawal percent table: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030823 - Method and system for an enhanced step-up provision in a deferred variable annuity with a rising guaranteed step-up: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030825 - System and method for ascertaining the legal distribution of intestate property: This invention generally relates to a system and method for ascertaining the legal distribution of an individual's intestate property through the use of variables created to define single points of data which are described by the appropriate body of laws as being necessary to the determination of the said legal... Agent: Kurt R. Nilson
20090030822 - System and method for contingent equity return forward to hedge foreign exchange risk in investments having varying exit parameters: According to one embodiment, the invention comprises a system and method for hedging an investment. In various embodiments, a risk parameter associated with the investment is identified. According to some aspects of invention, the risk parameter may correspond to Foreign Exchange risk. A notional value of the underlying investment is... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20090030850 - Method and system for a deferred variable annuity with lifetime benefit payments governed by an age-based withdrawal percent: A computer implemented data processing system and method administers a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base value... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030851 - Method and system for a step-up provision in a deferred variable annuity with a rising guranteed step-up: A computer implemented data processing system and method for administering a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030852 - Risk management system: The present invention provides a method and system for re-allocating financial risks. The system includes computer modules for assessing the behavior of a financial product by a financial institution, modeling the risks associated with providing the financial product by the financial institution, assessing the market risks associated with providing the... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090030853 - System and a method of profiting or generating income from the built-in equity in real estate assets or any other form of illiquid asset: Briefly, embodiments of a system or a method of profiting or generating income from equity in real estate or any other form of illiquid asset is disclosed.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.c.
20090030849 - System to generate report analyzing business entity offering stock for sale: A business evaluation system generates for a stock investor a financial report that evaluates a business entity offering stock for sale. The system includes a pledge account in which to deposit pledge money; and, a portal including a memory for storing for a plurality of stock investors profile data, and... Agent: Tod R Nissle
20090030832 - Credit evaluation system and method for network effect credit extension: In the implementation of a credit evaluation system for network effect credit extension, the system proceeds with the application of credit extension portfolio for member desiring to be a credit extension granting member and a credit extension receiving member, calculation, granting, real-time control and supervision of an overall credit extension... Agent: Sinorica, Llc
20090030828 - Enhanced quote and order integration system and method: An enhanced system and method for executing options trades are disclosed. The order book and quote book are maintained separately to make quote and order processing more efficient, but the order book and quote book are integrated, as needed, to determine the marketability of incoming quotes and, where necessary, so... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy
20090030833 - Hybridized reverse auction with dynamic forward biddings for realty-related trading: The invention relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for creating a reverse auction on a realty related item. A buyer uses a computer-system programmed with an algorithm for creating the reverse auction and one or more sellers use a computer-system programmed with an algorithm to submit bid items. The set... Agent: William D. Hare
20090030826 - Lender anonymity securities lending using lender trade criteria: Lender anonymity securities lending where trade criteria associated with a security owned by a client are determined. Bids for the security are monitored by a first entity. A trade related to the security is executed by accepting a best bid from the monitored bids based on the trade criteria. An... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, Pllc For Bofa
20090030831 - Method for structuring, valuating and trading securities related to the performance of athletes: The method is for structuring, valuating and trading securities. Athletes who have prior performances are evaluated. At a start of an evaluation period, a service provider determines initial values for securities based on the prior performance. The securities are traded in a market at a market price based on supply... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)
20090030834 - Opening price process for trading system: A system for determining an opening price for products traded over a distributed, networked computer system, includes a plurality of workstations for entering orders for financial products into the distributed, networked computer system and a server computer coupled to the workstations for receiving the orders. The server computer executes a... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20090030829 - Seller automated engine architecture and methodology for optimized pricing strategies in automated real-time iterative reverse auctions over the internet and the like for the purchase and sale of goods and services: An improved seller automated engine architecture methodology particularly (though not exclusively) for use in automated real-time iterative reverse auctions over the Internet and the like for the purchase and sale of goods and services, providing a choice of architectural implementations while enabling price optimization on market share-directed considerations, specific sales... Agent: Rines & Rines
20090030835 - System and method for auctioning bids on construction projects: A computerized multi-stage bidding system and method for bidding on construction projects is disclosed. The system utilizes Internet client-server technology. The system includes input devices for entering into the computerized system and validating member credentials, accessing construction projects, registering to bid on the construction projects, providing information relative to a... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.a.
20090030827 - System and method for monitoring and analyzing procurement process for professional services: A system and related method are provided for monitoring and analyzing procurement process for professional services. The system includes a database management system (DMS) stored on a computer-readable medium, having information a plurality of datasets that correspond to information for professional services. The system further includes data analysis and display... Agent: Tsircou Intellectual Property Law
20090030830 - System and method of making trading markets using generalized trade reduction: An improved system and method is provided for making trading markets using generalized trade reduction. To do so, a trade reduction engine may be provided to turn the implementation of an individually rational and incentive-compatible mechanism of a market maker engine for single-valued traders making trades in a particular trading... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090030836 - Stored value transaction system including an integrated database server: An integrated database and information server are provided that efficiently share information and tasks between various stored value programs. A server is configured to provide reusable objects and data structures that are suitably shared between various stored value products. A database at the server allows data to be shared between... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090030837 - Billing based on the type of printed document: Techniques are provided for billing a customer for printing services based on the type of document printed. Types of documents may include business cards, books, postcards, photographs, marketing materials, word processing documents, etc. Thus, for example, each photograph is billed at a different rate than each business card.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090030838 - Method, apparatus and system for marketing , delivering , and collecting payment for information: A method, apparatus and system for marketing, delivering, and collecting payment for information is described. In one embodiment, the invention is a method of providing electronic mail for payment. The invention includes sending an electronic mail message including provided information and a price to a customer, the provided information having... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090030839 - Method for synchronizing credit point data: A method for synchronizing credit point data can be applied in a smart card having a contact module and a contactless module. The contact module comprises a contact module storage unit for storing first credit points, and the contactless module comprises a contactless module storage unit for storing second credit... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.a.
20090030840 - Method for limiting debit card transactions: A method for limiting debit card transactions includes establishing a limited debit card account linked to a financial funding account. A frequency period for funding the limited debit account and a maximum holding amount for the limited debit account are established by an individual. A debit card linked to the... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20090030841 - Content delivering method, content delivering system, and content delivering program: A content delivering system comprising: a center server for receiving order information relative to the rental of the content data from a user terminal through a network, a delivery server for creating a secret key valid only during a rental period based on the order information and delivering the secret... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090030842 - Smart card purchasing transactions using wireless telecommunications network: A smart card transaction allows a consumer to load value onto a smart card and to make purchases using a smart card with a mobile telephone handset over the telecommunications network. For loading, the system includes: a mobile telephone handset including a card reader; a gateway computer; a funds issuer... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/visa
20090030843 - Smart card load and purchase transactions using wireless telecommunications network: A smart card transaction allows a consumer to load value onto a smart card and to make purchases using a smart card with a mobile telephone handset over the telecommunications network. For loading, the system includes: a mobile telephone handset including a card reader; a gateway computer; a funds issuer... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/visa
20090030844 - Smart card loading transactions using wireless telecommunications network: A smart card transaction allows a consumer to load value onto a smart card and to make purchases using a smart card with a mobile telephone handset over the telecommunications network. For loading, the system includes: a mobile telephone handset including a card reader; a gateway computer; a funds issuer... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/visa
20090030845 - System and method for account identifier obfuscation: A method is disclosed. The method includes generating an obfuscated portion using a dynamic cryptogram unique to a transaction, where the dynamic cryptogram is determined using a uniquely derived key. The method also includes replacing a middle portion of the account identifier with the obfuscated portion to form an obfuscated... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090030846 - System and method for facilitating payment to a party not having an account with a financial institution: A system for facilitating payment to a party not having an account with a financial institution, including: a payments facilitator; and at least one account established by the payments facilitator with at least one financial institution. When a payer sends a communication message to the payments facilitator to make a... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20090030847 - Personal data submission: Included are systems and methods for personal data submission. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving data related to an item, the item being associated with a listed price and receiving data related to a user requested price for the item. Some embodiments include determining whether a first... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090030848 - Systems and methods for online sales negotiations: An online negotiations system including hardware and software, may be configured to direct or outsource online negotiations, in real or near-real time, for goods and services listed and described on an online site. Outsourcing of negotiations may be managed to provide an agent to negotiation on behalf of a seller... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090030854 - Postage weight computation: Postage weight of a print item is computed as a function of certain print characteristics of the print item. The postage weight may be computed prior to printing the print item.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090030855 - Donation receptacle and method: A method of promoting customer donations at a place of business includes providing a donation receptacle including a collection inlet, a proceeds bin, and at least one perforated section. The collection inlet is configured to receive monetary donations. The proceeds bin is configured to store the monetary donations received via... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090024409 - Apparatus, system and method for a brand affinity engine using positive and negative mentions: An apparatus, system and method of implementing a computerized brand affinity engine. The apparatus, system and method include at least a plurality of computerized access points having accessible thereto a plurality of sites mentioning at least one sponsor, a categorized, hierarchical database of keywords, wherein at least the keywords falling... Agent: Gibbons P.c.
20090024404 - Enhanced real estate listings via multiple devices: A system receives, via a network, customer selected preferences for receiving different types of data at different ones of multiple devices associated with the customer and stores the customer preferences. The system sends a first type of the different types of data to the customer at a first device of... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090024408 - Goal driven exception management and actionable recommendation system for retailer and supplier applications: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for providing recommendations in a retail environment. A recommendation system includes a centralized knowledge base including one or more rules for defining logic to provide recommendations based on one or more detected system alerts, an alert engine for determining alert conditions in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090024407 - Indicating which of forecasting models at different aggregation levels has a better forecast quality: To perform forecasting, a first data collection having data values at first intervals is received, and a first forecasting model is built based on the first data collection. A second forecasting model is built based on a second data collection having intervals aggregated from intervals of the first data collection,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024401 - Involvement of a novel nuclear-encoded mitochondrial poly(a) polymerase papd1 in extreme obesity-related phenotypes in mammals: Aspects of the present invention also provide novel compositions and methods based on novel PAPD1 single nucleotide polymorphisms selected from the group consisting of AAFC02034082.1:g.9224G>A, g.9330A>C, g.9367G>C, g.9419A>C, g.9435T>G, g.9409[(G)4]+[(G)5], g.10084T>C, g.10228G>T, c.10326C>T and c.10364A>G, which may provide novel markers for intramuscular fat deposition. Additional aspects provide for novel methods... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090024403 - Iptv trading system and method: An electronic commerce system having means for re-formatting data received from an Internet electronic commerce site into a format suitable for display on a target Internet Protocol television.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090024402 - Search using multi-faceted reputation information: A method and a system for searching objects using reputation information are provided. Example embodiments may include presenting multiple reputation dimensions and multiple attributes related to each of the reputation dimensions to a user. The method may also include detecting user selections of reputation dimensions and attributes related to the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090024406 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20090024411 - System and method for contextualizing patient health information in electronic health records: System and method for contextualizing input and presentation of patient information in Electronic Health Record systems. The system and method enhance the ease of use and usefulness of Electronic Health Record systems, and are configurable to capture and automatically integrate dictated and transcribed free-form text into an Electronic Health Record... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, Pllc
20090024412 - Systems and methods for processing requests for pharmaceuticals that require insurer preapproval: Systems, methods, and apparatus for managing patients in need of a predetermined pharmaceutical that requires preauthorization based upon patient clinical data are provided. Prescription information is obtained for each respective patient. Such information includes an identity of the patients and amounts of the pharmaceutical that has been prescribed to the... Agent: Jones Day
20090024410 - Vertical content searching method and apparatus: The present invention provides for conducting a vertical search, wherein a vertical search is a content search in a defined or otherwise limited domain. The method and apparatus includes receiving a search request from a user, where the user has a user profile with user profile data associated therewith. The... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20090024414 - Analytical methods and software product for automated health care information systems: A computer software application and methods for facilitating analysis of clinical data (e.g., patient or patient care information) stored in a clinical database is disclosed. The application includes a process extracting clinical data from the clinical database and loading the extracted data into an analytics database. The application further configures... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090024415 - Device and method for medical facility biometric patient intake and physiological measurements: A biometric check-in and physiological measurement method and device provides a more convenient and comfortable check-in and physiological measurement process for the patient. With a scan of a part of the patient's body, the patient can be checked-in as well as have his blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090024417 - Electronic medical record system: This invention relates to electronic medical records and in particular records that are owned, managed, and controlled by a patient or a person with appropriate authorization to act for the patient, and, in particular, to the establishment and management of a PHR (electronic personal health record) for efficient and effective... Agent: James Remenick Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP
20090024416 - Healthcare medical information management system: A medical information management system and corresponding methods are described for providing access to healthcare records. The system includes a database system comprising healthcare records of a patient, a healthcare workstation coupled to the database system and an authentication system comprising a processor coupled to the database system. The healthcare... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090024413 - Method and system to manage cross institutional mamma carcinoma care plans: A system and method dynamically update the status of a care plan to be performed at different locations. Worksteps of the care plan may be performed at a number dispersed medical facilities and/or specialists. Data regarding a workstep may be locally entered at the facility that performs the workstep. A... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090024418 - Systems for generating radiology reports: A method of generating a patient report, comprising: presenting an operator with an on screen menu of standardized types of reports; having the operator select a standardized type of report from the on screen menu of standardized types of reports; presenting the operator with an on screen organ list corresponding... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090024420 - Automatic insurance adjustments using real world awareness: An electronic product code information service (EPCIS) interface is provided that allows accessing applications residing on a variety of systems to receive EPC-related data. In setting up an insurance policy, the EPC-related data may be used to determine objects covered by the insurance policy and to valuate the covered objects.... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090024422 - Family protection insurance method and system: Family protection insurance provides for a flexible and adjustable insurance policy that can be adjustable to be consistent with changes in the adult's insurance needs. The insurance policy is a term policy where, at predefined intervals, the policy owner may increase the policy value without requiring additional underwriting. The policy... Agent: Dreier LLP Susan Formicola
20090024421 - Life rewardance insurance system and methodology: A life rewardance insurance system that includes managing a pooled insurance plan with the following steps: (a) insuring a plurality of individuals in a plan with a pre-defined set of plan enrollment criteria, the plan having a policy term, and the plan paying to designated beneficiaries of each of the... Agent: Kenneth P. Glynn
20090024419 - System and method for categorizing driving behavior using driver mentoring and/or monitoring equipment to determine an underwriting risk: System and method for monitoring and mentoring driver behavior and vehicle operation and for categorizing or grading a driver's performance. The driver's classification or grade is used to determine or adjust insurance rates, premiums or coverages for the driver. The driver may receive discounted insurance rates for using monitoring and/or... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090024423 - System and method for automated vehicle tracking: A system and method for enhancing revenue of vehicle dealerships by increasing both the number of service appointments made by customers at the dealership as well as the number of those appointments which are kept by customers. A computer automated, Internet-based method is provided for supervising the appointment making and... Agent: Woods, Rogers, P.L.C
20090024427 - Analyzing time series data that exhibits seasonal effects: To analyze a time series of data that exhibits seasonal effects, the time series is processed to obtain a representation in the frequency domain. According to the representation, plural cycle lengths are identified as representing different seasonal effects of the data in the time series, where a first of the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024429 - Graphical risk-based performance measurement and benchmarking system and method: A system and method provides analysis of pre- and post-project effects on frequency and severity of operational loss. The method includes the computation of the frequency of incidents and the severity of incidents for equipment based on recorded incident data. Risk, a function of frequency and severity, is calculated before... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
20090024426 - Method and apparatus for dynamic evolution in business performance management: A policy-driven approach to Business Performance Management (BPM) evolution is to capture the mechanism of BPM solution evolutions. These policies are executed by the runtime infrastructure which transforms and interprets evolution policies and allows fine granularity controls on solution evolution. At transformation time, the relationship among the event processing progress... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.c.
20090024430 - Method for optimizing routes for vehicle parking enforcement: A method for optimizing routes for vehicle parking enforcement includes collecting input variable data, optimizing a parking enforcement route based on the input variable data, and communicating the optimized parking enforcement route to an enforcement agent.... Agent: Schox Plc
20090024425 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for determining an application risk rating: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for determining an application risk rating. According to embodiments, a method for determining an application risk rating is provided. According to the method, a technology risk score is determined. The technology risk score indicates a technology status associated with a business system. A capacity... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024424 - System and method for dynamic linking of business processes: An embodiment of the invention provides a system and a method for dynamically linking of a business process that allows switching between the business processes based on business needs at pre-defined places of the business process. A business process is a set of tasks or activities that are to be... Agent: Sap Ag
20090024428 - System for and method of processing business personnel information: Information for personnel of a plurality of business organizations is collected. For each person, the information includes the name of the person, the identity of a business organization that the person currently works for and biographical information containing any affiliations identified for the person. Information for a plurality of affiliations... Agent: Westberg Law Offices
20090024432 - Business process management system and method: A system and method for managing business processes. In one embodiment, electronic business rules are provided that define actions to execute a business process workflow. A workflow queue is provided with a plurality of actions for performing the business process workflow based on the electronic business rules. Typically, at least... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090024431 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing future job information: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing future job information. According to embodiments, a method for providing future job information is provided. According to the method, a number of non-dispatched jobs within a future time frame for a plurality of buckets and a plurality of turfs is determined. A... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024433 - Scheduling task-related activities in a collaboration software tool: Methods, systems, and computer program products for scheduling task-related activities are disclosed. In one example, the values of a one or more of variables on which an activity is dependent are used to determine the attainability of an activity. Information relating to the variables and/or the attainability of the activity... Agent: Ibm Corp. (austin Ip Law)
20090024434 - Targeted dividend reinvestment plans and methods of establishing same: A method of establishing a targeted dividend reinvestment plan associated with environmental management projects, and financial securities generated therein. In one embodiment, the method comprises steps of providing a dividend reinvestment plan, identifying at least one environmental management project, generating financial securities (e.g. “green” shares or other financial instruments) associated... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090024441 - Apparatus and methods for information sharing across organizations: A method of leveraging disperse expertise is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a problem to be solved; searching a database of experts; locating one or more experts to solve the problem; reviewing a profile of each of the one or more experts located in the search; drafting a request for... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20090024440 - Automated workflow via learning for image processing, documentation and procedural support tasks: A method to manage workflow tasks having the steps of conducting at least one procedure, wherein the at least one procedure has at least one workflow task, recording each workflow task completed in the at least one procedure in a database, analyzing each workflow task completed, wherein the analysis completed... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090024439 - Method and system for providing feedback to a chairperson in an electronic meeting scheduling system in order to enable improved meeting resource management: A system for providing feedback to a chairperson in an electronic meeting scheduling system to enable improved meeting resource management, in which a chairperson can indicate the attendance modes that are permitted for specific invitees to a meeting. The meeting invitations indicate to the invitees the attendance modes they are... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.
20090024436 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for determining a plurality of turfs from where to reallocate a workforce to a given turf: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for determining a plurality of turfs from where to reallocate a workforce to a given turf. According to embodiments, a method for determining a plurality of turfs from where to reallocate a workforce to a given turf is provided. According to the method, an... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024437 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing a ratio of tasks per technician: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing a ratio of tasks per technician. According to embodiments, a method for providing a ratio of tasks per technician is provided. According to the method, a number of tasks associated with a given geography is determined. A number of technicians dispatched to... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024435 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing notification of a last job dispatch: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide a notification of a last job dispatch. According to embodiments, a method for providing a notification of a last job dispatch is provided. According to the method, whether a technician is dispatched to a last job is determined. In response to determining that the... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024438 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing workforce to load information: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing workforce to load information. According to embodiments, a method for providing workforce to load information corresponding to a plurality of turfs is provided. According to the method, a number of hours of pending and assigned work orders corresponding to the plurality of... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024442 - System and methods for increasing safety and efficiency in oil field operations: Systems and methods for increasing safety and efficiency in oil field operations are provided. A monitor displays a map of an oil field that includes oil well objects, oil field facility objects, surface work crew objects, sub-surface work crew objects, and safety zones objects and work equipment rig objects. Each... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090024443 - Systems and methods for managing large oil field operations: Systems and methods for managing large oil field operations are provided. A oil field map is displayed on a monitor. The oil field map includes oil well objects, oil field facility objects, surface work crew objects, subsurface work crew objects, safety zones objects, and work equipment rig objects associated with... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090024447 - Analysis of marketing and entertainment effectiveness using central nervous system, autonomic nervous sytem, and effector data: Central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data is measured and analyzed to determine the effectiveness of marketing and entertainment stimuli. A data collection mechanism including multiple modalities such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrooculography (EOG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), etc., collects response data from subjects exposed to marketing and entertainment... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090024445 - Building market models: A trend of attributes associated with plural market participants is determined. A representation of the trend is computed, and market models for the market participants are built according to the representation of the trend.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024453 - Direct marketing system for matching caller value to risk and revenue: A method for direct marketing comprising establishing a first communications link between a prospective customer using a device having a unique identification number and a communications device, automatically transmitting the unique identification number associated with the prospective customer's device to the communications device, establishing a second communications link between the... Agent: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP
20090024451 - Entertainment concept evaluation; decision matrix method: A Entertainment Concept Evaluation is achieved through the use of a Decision Matrix Method. The decision process is a critical tool for aggregating entertainment content on the Internet as well as the monetization of chosen concepts.... Agent: Robert Maerz Gopops Inc.
20090024444 - Forecasting based on a collection of data: To forecast data, an initial collection of data having a first length is received. In response to determining that the first length of the initial collection of data is insufficient for performing forecasting using a forecasting algorithm, an order of the initial collection of data is reversed to provide a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024449 - Habituation analyzer device utilizing central nervous system, autonomic nervous system and effector system measurements: A system performs habituation analysis using central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data. Subjects are repeatedly exposed to stimulus material and data is collected using mechanisms such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and facial emotion encoding. Data collected is analyzed... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090024450 - Lost sales detection and estimation using retail store data: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for detecting and estimating lost sales. A demand distribution for a product provided by a retail presence is determined. A probability of a lost sales occurrence is evaluated, including determining a predetermined time period and a probability of no sales over the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090024452 - Methods, systems and apparatus for delivery of media: Systems, methods and apparatus for collecting data and presenting media to a user are provided. The systems generally includes a data gathering module associated with an electronic device. The data gathering module communicates gathered data to a management module, which manages at least one user profile based on the gathered... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090024448 - Protocol generator and presenter device for analysis of marketing and entertainment effectiveness: A protocol generator and presenter device provides stimuli to a subject to allow analysis of the effectiveness of marketing and entertainment materials. A protocol generator generates presentation parameters such as length of presentation, number of repetitions, number of physiological baselines, etc. The presenter device uses the presentation parameters to elicit... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090024446 - Providing a model of a life cycle of an enterprise offering: According to information regarding an enterprise offering, characteristics of a life cycle of the enterprise offering are determined. A model including functions representing segments of the life cycle is produced based on the determined characteristics.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024454 - System and method for evaluating real estate transactions: Evaluating a real estate transaction based on preliminary data about the transaction. An evaluation system employs a transaction evaluator software module that can receive input about a customer and a type of financial product. The transaction evaluator software module also has access to a variety of data sources defining parameters... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20090024456 - Casino operations management system: A system, computer program and computer-based method for managing casino operations. The system provides for employee management and information storage and retrieval for a significant number of casino operations. The system includes an attendance controller that receives, stores and displays attendance information for casino personnel. Casino personnel are issued cards... Agent: Burton Ip Law Group
20090024455 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing an indication of hightime: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing an indication of hightime. According to embodiments, a method for providing an indication of hightime is provided. According to the method, whether at least one of a plurality of technicians exceeds an allotted time with which to complete a job is determined.... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024457 - System and method for interactive contests: A system and method provide content review, distribution, ranking and access and automate creation and performance of contests among sets of content-based contestants. The system and method provide customizable interactive, ongoing, multi-level, multi-round contests with expert review of and filtered submission of content-based contestants. Among other advantages, providers may use... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090024458 - Position-based charging: A method of position-based charging comprises the steps of identifying journey details, including a plurality of position data each representing a location of a position-sensing device during a journey. A cost is determined for the journey and the cost and an identification of the position-sensing device are forwarded from the... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg
20090024465 - Adaptive advertisement placement responsive to search terms: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to search engine ad placement and provide a method, system and computer program product for adaptive ad placement responsive to search terms. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for adaptive ad selection can be provided. The... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090024479 - Community-based recycling system and methods thereof: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a community-based recycling system and methods of utilizing same. In one embodiment of the present invention, a community-based recycling system comprises a first entity, providing recyclable material, a second entity, providing recyclable material, a load determining device for obtaining a qualitative or... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon Llc
20090024460 - Cursor path vector analysis for detecting click fraud: A system and method for detecting click fraud where the movement of a cursor on a web page is tracked prior to an advertisement on the web page being clicked by a controller of the cursor. The tracking is performed by client code on a client device displaying the web... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, Pllc For Ibm
20090024461 - Cursor path vector analysis for detecting click fraud: A system and method for detecting click fraud where data related to at least one vector associated with a path taken by movement of a cursor on a web page prior to an advertisement on the web page being clicked by a controller of the cursor is received. Click fraud... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, Pllc For Ibm
20090024476 - Method and system for enhanced geographically-based and time-based online advertising: A method for presenting advertisement images on a display screen, comprising: subdividing a map image into a plurality of geographic regions; associating a first advertisement image with a first region and a second advertisement image with a second region, the first and second regions being ones of the plurality of... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP
20090024481 - Method and system for generating a real time offer or a deferred offer: A system for generating a real time offer or a deferred offer, including: an interface element, for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer, arranged to receive an order from an end user device (EUD), the order including an first or service available from a business entity; and an offer... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, Pllc
20090024464 - Method and system for providing consumer defined coupons: A method and system for providing consumer defined coupons includes a process for providing consumer defined coupons whereby a consumer proposes/defines the parameters or “terms” of a proposed coupon and/or marketing offer that the consumer feels would compel the consumer to purchase a product and/or service, shop at a defined... Agent: Gunnison, Mckay & Hodgson, L.l.p.
20090024462 - Method and system for providing targeted offers based on a credit attribute: A method and system for providing targeted advertising to consumers is disclosed. Identifying information for a consumer is received. A credit attribute for the consumer using the identifying information is retrieved. At least one advertisement is stored in which each advertisement includes a corresponding credit attribute range. An advertisement for... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.a.
20090024480 - Method and system for publishing online advertisement: The present disclosure discloses a method for publishing an online advertisement, including: downloading a raw advertisement creative file needed for publishing an advertisement; updating an advertisement target file according to the downloaded raw advertisement creative file; and displaying the advertisement according to the updated advertisement target file. The present disclosure... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090024459 - Method and system for reward points exchange between accounts: A system and method for operating a reward points accumulation and redemption program wherein a user earns rewards from a plurality of reward issuing entities, with each tracking the user's earned rewards. A trading server accumulates some or all of the user's earned rewards from of the reward servers and... Agent: Anthony R. Barkume
20090024466 - Method and system for selling discounted fuel: A system and method for selling discounted fuel which takes advantage of the efficiencies, lower transactional costs, and other savings of grocery stores and similar businesses to provide discounts at conventional fuel stations. The method is implemented by a grocery store or other business; a host computer system; one or... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20090024475 - Neuro-feedback based stimulus compression device: A stimulus compression device determines neuro-feedback significance corresponding to stimulus material and modifies the stimulus material using neuro-feedback significance measures. For example, the stimulus compression device determines portions of a media stream corresponding to low neuro-feedback significance and removes them from the media stream. Compression of stimulus material may involve... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090024467 - Serving advertisements with a webpage based on a referrer address of the webpage: Methods for selecting advertisements to serve to a client requesting a primary webpage is provided. The client displays a referring webpage having a hyperlink to the primary webpage. Upon selection of the hyperlink, the client sends a request to a content server storing the primary webpage, the request including a... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20090024482 - System and method for deploying an ad widget: The present invention provides a system and method for deploying a requested widget as an advertisement on a remote device. The system comprising means for determining location of the remote device, means for determining if the requested widget to be placed on the remote device exists, and means for serving... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Fox Entertainment Group
20090024478 - System and method for asset accumulation and risk management: The system and method of the present invention removes barriers that undermine efficient risk-management. The invention prioritizes consumers by predicting their unmet demand for risk protection. Once deemed eligible, consumers are enrolled and funds are allocated to the payment of a premium for income insurance, contribution to a financial vehicle... Agent: Dreier LLP Susan Formicola
20090024485 - System and method for determining the level of an authentication required for redeeming a customers award credits: A redemption system for use with Low Authentication Promotion (LAP) programs. The redemption system includes a method for use with a network promotion system. The network promotion system provides awards to consumers for participation in promotion programs. The method performs steps of receiving award transaction information describing awards earned by... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.c.
20090024484 - System and method for managing customized reward offers: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a method is provided for managing reward offers. A first performance target that is associated with a financial account is determined. Transaction data that is associated with the financial account is received, and a second performance target for the financial account... Agent: Walker Digital Management, Llc
20090024483 - System and method for redeeming affinity rewards as political contributions: Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the redemption of affinity reward points as political contributions are disclosed. In an aspect, “points” or “miles” created through various existing affinity programs prevalent in the credit card and airline industries can be redeemed as political donations. Typically, such reward, award or... Agent: Pct Law Group, Pllc
20090024473 - System and method for virtual ebox management: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing content to a plurality of users. The method of the present invention comprises generating an interactive coupon and transmitting said coupon to at least one electronic mailbox (eBox), said eBox corresponding to a geographical location. The method provides a... Agent: Dreier LLP Susan Formicola
20090024474 - System and method for virtual ebox management: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing content to a plurality of users. The method of the present invention comprises generating an interactive coupon and transmitting said coupon to at least one electronic mailbox (eBox), said eBox corresponding to a geographical location. The method provides a... Agent: Dreier LLP Susan Formicola
20090024469 - System and method to facilitate classification and storage of events in a network: A system and method to facilitate classification and storage of events in a network are described. An event and associated content information are received from an entity over a network. The content information is further analyzed to determine one or more themes representing subject matter related to the content information.... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20090024468 - System and method to facilitate matching of content to advertising information in a network: A system and method to facilitate matching of content to advertising information in a network are described. A request for advertising information is received over a network, the advertising information to he displayed for a user entity in association with content information within a web page requested by the user... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20090024477 - System for marketing campaign specification and secure digital coupon redemption: Product vendors are provided with a system for performing a marketing campaign to mobile communication device users, providing offers as instruments, such as digital coupons, to a selected group of users of the mobile communication devices and validating the integrity of the instruments. The invention has two phases: the selection... Agent: James F. Kramer
20090024471 - System, method and computer program product for processing payments: A payment processor for providing a payment service includes a transaction processor to process a transaction request. An application programming interface links a merchant to the transaction processor based on an identifier. A merchant center, located between a gateway and a point of sale device of the merchant, queries a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)
20090024463 - Techniques for improving user engagement with advertisements: Methods and apparatus are described for stimulating user engagement with advertising content. Presentation of an interface in a display for viewing by a user is facilitated. The interface includes a content window occupying a substantially fixed location in the interface. Presentation of a sequence of units of content in the... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson
20090024470 - Vertical clustering and anti-clustering of categories in ad link units: A technique, method, apparatus, and system to provide related ad link units with vertical clustered or anti-clustered categories to be displayed with web page content for view by a user. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes selecting a first ad link category for a first position... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090024487 - Method and system for offering and commercializing proposals: A method for facilitating the development of research proposals is provided. Each user is registered as a supplier or as a buyer. Then, for each of the suppliers, one or more proposal abstracts are accepted. Each proposal abstract is stored in a database. A search request for proposal abstracts meeting... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20090024486 - Online marketplace for intellectual property: A method for providing an internet network based marketplace for intellectual property assets comprises the steps of producing a list of intellectual property assets which a poster wishes to license or sell, and making the list of intellectual property assets accessible to the network to viewers interested in licensing or... Agent: C/o Robert Kelley Roth Miller, Canfield, Paddock And Stone P.L.C
20090024488 - Systems and methods for implementing centralized workflow management for multiple disparate entities: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate services for performing artists and their respective agents, managers, and other business representatives to interact and transact commerce with each other, and with buyers or purchasers of performing arts appearances within a secure online environment. In certain aspects, the systems and methods of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024489 - Reputation based display: A computer-implemented method for managing the display of items to which consumers may respond, which comprises the following: determining a first display position for an item based at least in part on a reputation associated with a profile to which the item belongs; causing the item to be displayed at... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090024490 - System and method for web to package printing: A beginning to end solution is provided for ordering package printing on-line. A system and method for web to package printing is disclosed providing users online selecting, designing and proofing of a desired product in a three dimensional view.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc
20090024492 - Method and system for disk drive inventory: A post manufacturing inventory system to improve disk drive inventory after manufacturing are disclosed. One embodiment provides a computer system having serial number scanning capabilities to scan manufactured disk drive during a post manufacturing inventory count to reconcile with a drive count during manufacturing. In addition, a count verifier is... Agent: Hitachi C/o Wagner Blecher LLP
20090024493 - Method and system for monitoring forestry products: A method and system for monitoring forestry products are provided in the present invention, wherein at least one active communicating device is disposed on a forestry product, and reading and transmitting devices are also disposed in specific locations for building a monitoring and management mechanism to protect the forestry products... Agent: Wpat, Pc
20090024491 - System and method to calculate procurement of assets: A system and method to calculate a mode of procurement of at least one asset is provided. The system comprises a tracking element operable to generate a signal representative of a location of the at least one asset, and a controller in communication with the at least one tracking element.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090024495 - Method and system for monitoring electronic transactions: A method and system for monitoring electronic transactions, such as credit card transactions, to determine whether associated transaction costs, such as interchange fees, are being properly qualified. This is accomplished by monitoring for a “spike” in interchange qualifications and generating an alert when one or more spikes are detected. Spikes... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090024494 - Methods, apparatus, systems, computer program products and mediums for use in association with accounting and/or financial analysis: In some embodiments, a method includes: generating entries for at least one cost plan, each of the entries including a planned amount and a descriptor, wherein the descriptor identifies a general ledger account. In some embodiments, a method includes: generating postings for at least one ledger, each of the postings... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar Llc
20090024497 - Configuration method and engine for inter-module interfaces of billing and accounting: The present invention relates to a configuration method for inter-module interfaces of billing and accounting system, the steps are as follows: 1) interface configuration method is stored in the billing and accounting system by a form of static library named as libcdr.a, it is an invoking relationship between a configuration... Agent: Global Ip Services
20090024496 - Daylight overdraft tracking: Techniques and systems are disclosed for calculating daylight overdraft fees charged to a user associated with a plurality of deposit account. The daylight overdraft fees may be customized (or adjusted) to the amount of time the user's aggregate accounts remain in overdraft. As such, those users that spend more time... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090024502 - Application method of online charging system in arrears risk control system: An application method of On-line Charging System in Arrears Risk Control System: 1) The subsystem of OCS, Mediation, communicates with CC Client, receives a credit control request raised by the CC Client and processes with a fault-tolerant management. 2) The Credit Control analyses call request, identifies a type of service... Agent: Global Ip Services
20090024506 - Cellphone activated atm transactions: Receiving a transaction authorization request by an authorization system from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), wherein the transaction request includes at least transaction details, identifying information and an authentication code, and wherein the authentication code is generated by software in the possession of a user requesting said transaction request; forwarding... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20090024499 - Displays containing flagged data: Tools to provide visibility into a variety of financial transactions, and in particular aspects, financial transactions involving financial cards, such as debit cards and credit cards. Such tools can allow for authorized users (such as executives of card issuers, and the like) to view information about accounts that meet certain... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024503 - Efficient debt-clearing system and method: An efficient debt-clearing system and method which is applied to electronic finance is disclosed. Internet technology is utilized to establish a direct-finance fund trading platform, whereby debtors can more efficiently raise funds with a lower cost to clear their debts, particularly the debts of credit cards and fiduciary loans. The... Agent: Sinorica, Llc
20090024498 - Establishing a financial market data component in a financial market data system: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for establishing a financial market data component in a financial market data system that include: retrieving, by a configuration module from a configuration repository, at least a portion of a global system configuration for a financial market data system, the financial market data system... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20090024505 - Global risk administration method and system: Embodiments of a Global Risk Administration (GRA) method and system include a GRA tool that assists an institution with various decision making processes by enabling the institution to customize the GRA tool to generate decisions based on information input by the institution or a customer of the institution. The GRA... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090024508 - Method and system for handling method level processing in connection with cardholder account processing: A method and system are provided for automatically adjusting individual components of account processing for credit card accounts or other financial accounts based on characteristics and behavior of individual account holders. A first data store holds account data for financial accounts, including the account processing methods and associated method overrides... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024504 - System and method for forecasting fluctuations in future data and particularly for forecasting security prices by news analysis: A system and method for predicting price fluctuations in financial markets. Our approach utilizes both market history and public news articles, published before the beginning of trading each day, to produce a set of recommended investment actions. We empirically show that these markets are surprisingly predictable, even by purely market-historical... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090024500 - System and method of transaction settlement using trade credit: A method and system for settling a transaction with trade credit value which makes use of computer hardware and software, allows Members of a trade credit settlement system to transfer electronic instruments, called trade credits, in exchange for goods and services. These trade credits are effectively electronic bills of exchange... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20090024501 - Systems and methods for processing pricing data: Processing pricing data can be provided by receiving first data associating a first price source, a first market condition, and an instrument; receiving second data from at least one of a plurality of price sources, the second data comprising a first price quote for the instrument; determining that the at... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090024507 - Unique versatile axpert executor engine which can interpret and execute transaction structures and information views to build information systems: A technology platform which facilitates the business and domain users to build real time enterprise applications like SCM, CRM, and ERP etc without any knowledge of coding. It saves all business rules, access-control mechanism, business logic, related parts and otherwise middle-tier of any application as metadata within a database. Enterprise... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c.
20090024537 - Exchange-traded fund and process for trading same: The invention provides an exchange-traded fund for the trading of relatively illiquid securities and a process for forming and trading the same. The exchange-traded fund includes securities that are component securities of an Underlying Index and securities that are not component securities, thereby affording Authorized Participants the flexibility to designate... Agent: Clifford Chance Us LLP
20090024535 - Finite equity financial instruments: The value of finite equity-based financial instruments is related to future financial performance of an underlying company or companies. One instrument based on periodically reported financial performance operates on a swap basis between two parties. One party pays the second party a fixed, negotiated in advance, payment at the end... Agent: Venable LLP
20090024539 - Method and system for assessing credit risk in a loan portfolio: A method and system for assessing credit risk in a loan portfolio of a lending institution is described. One embodiment receives a risk rating for each loan in the loan portfolio, the risk rating having been assigned based on a set of risk characteristics associated with the loan's concentration segment... Agent: Christopher L. Decker
20090024538 - Method for providing stock information and broadcast receiving apparatus using the same: A method for providing stock information and a broadcast receiving apparatus using the method are provided. According to the method for providing stock information, stock information is received according to the RSS protocol, and the received information is displayed as display information on a display of the broadcast receiving apparatus.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090024536 - Methods and systems for reconciling profit and loss: In various embodiments, a network based system for reconciling financial data to a general ledger is provided, which comprises a financial data module configured to receive or transmit data from a front office and/or back office concerning a financial transaction or instrument; an adjustments module coupled to the financial data... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP
20090024540 - Personal or family financial accounting and management system: A method for determining a state of personal finances includes establishing a personal finance code. The personal finance code includes amounts associated with a set of sources of income and amounts associated with a set of uses of funds. The personal finance code includes amounts associated with a set of... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP
20090024541 - Power purchase methods, agreements and financial instruments for tax-advantaged financing residential renewable energy equipment: A business method is disclosed for tax-advantaged financing renewable energy consumer premises equipment (CPE) for installation and operation on a residential premises of a residential consumer. The method comprises (a) agreeing to supply power generated by the renewable energy CPE to the residential premises of the residential consumer and (b)... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090024514 - Method and system for process brokering and content integration for collaborative business process management: Process Brokering Services (PBS) are implemented though the concept of Adaptive Documents to facilitate electronic commerce (e-commerce). PBS provides a single point of process control over the various fragmented execution flows and brings together the elements for process integration (views, content, flows) in a unified, scalable architecture on an industry... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.c.
20090024516 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090024511 - Method for settling commodity trades: A third party scheduling company receives future commodity transaction data from subscriber companies and identifies transactions which are circular in nature (i.e. a series of transactions which begins and ends with the same company). The scheduling company notifies the subscriber companies when a circular transaction exists to allow these companies... Agent: Bateman Ip Law Group
20090024515 - Method of doing business for auctioning a defaulted loan: A method of doing business includes identifying an owner of property willing to sell his property by an online auction, entering into a contract with the owner obligating him to complete the sales of his property conducted pursuant to terms of the contract; pre-arranging a minimum auction price for his... Agent: W. Edward Johansen
20090024513 - Methods for intellectual property transactions: A method for transacting intellectual property includes the steps of licensing an IP right corresponding to an IP asset to a licensee according to an agreement; receiving a payment from the licensee for the IP right according to terms of the agreement; and if a call or put option provision... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090024512 - Order routing system and method incorporating dark pools: A method for routing a financial instrument order incorporating dark pools and at least one electronic communication network (ECN) or exchange. The financial instrument order includes an identification of a financial instrument, a bid or ask price, and a number of units to be traded. A ping order of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090024509 - System and method for settling trades: A method of settling trades includes the steps of obtaining an authenticated delivery instrument, wherein the authenticated delivery instrument is authenticated by a first exchange and may be used to settle a trade undertaken on the first exchange. An electronic proxy is issued for the delivery instrument, wherein the electronic... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP
20090024510 - System and method of making markets for a finite subset of orders placed across continuous and countably infinite outcome spaces: An improved system and method is provided for making markets for a finite subset of orders across continuous and countably infinite outcome spaces. To do so, a prediction market engine may be provided to support prediction markets by aggregating information about orders specifying a continuous subspace of a continuous outcome... Agent: Robert O. Bolan
20090024518 - Automated system of supply and demand pairing: An automated system of pairing money supply with loan demands. The system operates by pairing conformity with offered loans and their criteria with available supplies of funds. Employing networked computers with software adapted to the task, the system operates to match available funds with loan requirements for individuals and all... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20090024517 - Systems and methods for making structured reference credit decisions: A structured reference credit decision device includes a database configured to store information related to applicants, potential customers, referencers, potential referencers, lenders, and other third parties, a fetch data component coupled with the database, the fetch data component configured to receive input application information, fetch relevant information from the database,... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090024519 - Transaction product with separable pieces: A transaction product includes a substrate and an account identifier. The substrate defines a plurality of pieces separable from a remainder of the substrate. Following separation of the plurality of pieces from the remainder of the substrate, the plurality of pieces are configured to be assembled with one another to... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20090024520 - Detection of check fraud using multiple check images: A system and method for determining the validity of a check, the method including receiving from a payer an image of a check to a payee together with a personal identifier identifying the payer, where the payer is a customer of a financial institution, determining an account to which the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090024521 - Method and apparatus for extending license of content in portable device: A method and apparatus for extending a license of a content in a portable multimedia device includes receiving an instruction to extend the license, analyzing the received instruction for type of an extension of the license, and updating the data for controlling use of the content, which is included in... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090024522 - System and method providing rules driven subscription event processing: The present invention relates to a system and methodology providing an automated and dynamically responsive infrastructure to support online subscription services. The system includes one or more components to coordinate and manage a plurality of services offered by multiple service providers. This can include automatically creating and managing billing accounts... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090024523 - Wide area network person-to-person payment: According to the invention, transferring money using a computer network is disclosed. In one step, information is saved on credit received for a first user (110) in a stored value account on a server computer system (170). At the server computer system (170), a request from the first user (110)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024524 - Optimized recharging of prepaid accounts: The invention relates to a method for recharging an electronic credit prepaid by a user, particularly for paying for services in a data or telecommunication system. The inventive method comprises the following steps: a) setting a lower account threshold value for the credit; b) signalling if the account falls below... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20090024525 - Vehicle wallet: Disclosed are methods and systems related to electronic purchase transactions.... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.
20090024526 - Electronic registration and transaction system: One preferred embodiment provides mobile device based registrations and transactions by providing an aggregator, in the form of a server connected to the internet for collecting and selectively distributing user data. The aggregator may obtain the user data through the mobile network operator, a third party data source (e.g., a... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20090024527 - Merchant-initiated adjustments: Tools for adjusting a debit transaction, which can allow a payee to adjust the amount of the transaction without having to provide cash back to the payor. Instead, the refund amount may be applied as a credit against the debit transaction. In an aspect, the credit may be for any... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024528 - Method and system for charitable fund raising in conjunction with game-of-chance participation by donors: A method for making a contribution to a charitable organization through a financial transactions device by a participant having an account with a financial institution accessible through the financial transaction device. The method comprising: (a) the participant conducting a financial transaction at the financial transactions device, the financial transaction involving... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.
20090024529 - Wide area network person-to-person payment: According to the invention, transferring money using a computer network is disclosed. In one step, information is saved on credit received for a first user (110) in a stored value account on a server computer system (170). At the server computer system (170), a request from the first user (110)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024530 - Automatic gift messaging system: Electronic and automatic gifting techniques are provided for messages, such as short message service (SMS) or multimedia messaging service (MMS) messages, wherein a gifter designates a recipient for one or more gift(s) offered in a set of gifts. Based on a selection of gift(s), message(s) are automatically generated for the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090024531 - Image formation apparatus capable of personal authentication, control method of image formation apparatus, and computer readable medium having software program stored therein: A general user given beforehand a proxy right by an administrator is allowed to register a special user having the right to use an apparatus in a range of the function right equal to that of himself by operating a special user setting window.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20090024532 - Phone-mediating trading method: A phone-mediating trading system and a method for use with the same are provided. After the user uses a user phone to construct linkage to the trading host, the trading host generates a set of random data to the user phone where the set of random data is encrypted with... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090024533 - Payment systems and methods: In one embodiment the present invention includes a payment system for a commercial transaction. The payment system includes an account server that a consumer accesses using the consumer's mobile telephone number. The account server updates the consumer's account and the merchant's account according to the transaction. The account server sends... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, Pc
20090024534 - Online marketplace for intellectual property: A method for providing an internet network based marketplace for intellectual property assets, comprises the steps of: identifying and production of a list of intellectual property assets which a poster wishes to license or sell, and making the list of intellectual property assets accessible to the network in a controlled... Agent: Miller, Canfield, Paddock And Stone Robert K. Roth, Esq.
20090024542 - Device, maintenance support apparatus, and support system: The system of the present invention is configured to online support the operation of a device using an expendable under restriction of refill. The system receives device information regarding identification of a model of the device and expendable information including a degree of consumption of the expendable from the device... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090024543 - Financial activity based on natural peril events: A computer implemented method and system for automatically setting prices of financial products in a financial activity having a plurality of possible outcomes, includes receiving a first request from a participant terminal to purchase a financial product for one of the possible outcomes, i; and electronically computing a price for... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20090024544 - System and method of identifying and sorting international mail pieces based on applied-postage adequacy in order to enhance postal service revenue protection: Provided is a method of reducing postal revenue losses associated with the processing and delivery of international mail pieces. Algorithmically-resolved image data associated with a mail piece is compared to international-mail-services postage data and a determination is rendered, based on the comparison, as to whether any postage indicated as paid... Agent: Louis J Franco Law Office Of Louis J Franco
20090024545 - Method and system for measurement and control of individual circuits: A power consumption management system. The system includes a power appliance at a consumer site and a power appliance control point at a LSE site. The power appliance is capable of measuring and controlling power consumption on a plurality of circuits located at the consumer site, as well as controlling... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
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20090018851 - Method and apparatus for arranging business introductions: A network that uses registration information of multiple parties along with a matching function to match two parties that have a business contact that both parties would benefit from if the parties were introduced. Once found, the network notifies one party that a match has been found. This party is... Agent: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
20090018845 - Method and apparatus for content recommendation: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for recommending content and updating user proprofile. The method adds a step of content alarm processing before recommending to user on a basis of the current content recommending method, so that the recommendation, which can be offered directly to a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090018848 - Method and apparatus for sending a notification to contacts of a user: In some embodiments, a computer automatically sends notifications to contacts of a traveler, if the traveler does not indicate his return from a trip on time. The traveler arranges for a notification by logging in to a website and entering trip information regarding a trip to be taken by the... Agent: Robert J. Ireland
20090018860 - Method and computer program for back office check conversion: A method and computer program for facilitating back office check conversion in a retail establishment, such as during reconciliation of cash drawers. The method broadly includes the steps of retrieving first check data from a point of sale system; imaging the check to capture second check data; comparing the first... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne
20090018859 - Method for vehicle repair estimate and scheduling: The present invention is directed to a method for producing a repair estimate and scheduling for repairing a vehicle having one or more defects using a portable computing device. The invention is also directed to a system for producing such estimate and scheduling.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090018852 - Method of wide area network competition: An example method of conducting a competition over a wide area network includes the steps of receiving a fee from at least one user, allocating a quantity of potential votes to the user based on the fee, providing competition entries for evaluation by the user, and receiving a vote from... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090018847 - Modeling and forecasting service performance: A method for modeling a financial risk in a service level agreement (SLA) between a service provider and a customer for the service provider to provide one or more services to the customer is provided. The method includes forecasting a service performance of the service provider for at least one... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090018850 - Security in a geo-spatial environment: A method and system of security in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of organizing a community network includes obtaining member data associated with a member of the community network, determining a location of the member based on the member data, storing the member data in... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090018846 - Subscriber preferred media system and method: Embodiments of the present invention include a system and method for providing subscriber preferred media. To create a subscription for a category of media content, such as a music subscription, a user may receive in an electronic device media sample portions (such as song sample portions) representative of different genres.... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090018853 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018854 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018855 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018856 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018857 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018858 - Using a software application to configure a foam spring mattress: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method and system of receiving information of a user's support facility comfort requirements; using a software application to determine a proper support facility firmness configuration to match the user's requirement; selecting foam springs with the proper user required firmness as determined... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018849 - Web-based over-the-air provisioning and activation of mobile terminals: In a method for over-the-air provisioning of a mobile terminal in a wireless network, a first transaction between the mobile terminal and a web server is performed via an external port. During the first transaction, the mobile terminal obtains user subscription information for subscribing to network services. During a second... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090018866 - Claim processing validation system: A system evaluates processing rules used for processing claim data related to reimbursement for provision of healthcare to a patient by specific payer organizations. The system includes at least one repository of information including first claim data. The first claim data processing rules and associated output data comprise first claim... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090018865 - Earnest custom calibration system delivering dietary supplements: The present invention relates to the delivery of emulsions and dry powders mixed to supply a customized calibration of dietary supplements derived from the coordinated efforts of the user, the user's physician, and the user's supplier or pharmacy. The system of utilization is three pronged and coordinates all three venues... Agent: Carmella Lynn Earnest
20090018867 - Gesture-based communication and reporting system: The present invention relates to a gesture-based reporting method and system, including a critical results reporting pathway, which is used to communicate critical findings to users according to predetermined methods (i.e., e-mail, facsimile, etc.), and create an electronic auditing trail to document receipt, understanding, bi-directional queries, and track clinical outcomes.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090018861 - Healthcare charge capture and information delivery system and method: A provider-patient encounter device delivers medical information and services by receiving content from context sponsors, linking the content to service codes and presenting the content to providers. The service codes represent medical procedure codes and medical diagnosis codes. Each service code includes a provider demographic code, a service priority code,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090018869 - Method and system for data aggregation 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: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090018864 - Method and system for ensuring compliance with mandated pre-operative policies and procedures to prevent wrong-site surgeries: There are provided systems and methods for ensuring compliance with mandated pre-operative policies and procedures to prevent wrong site surgeries. In an embodiment, at least two operating room personnel perform a pre-operative assessment prior to a scheduled surgical procedure. The at least two participants to the pre-operative assessment provide some... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20090018870 - Method for preventing chronic disease: A new method for preventing chronic disease is described. The method comprises the act of using the result of any biometric test for an individual's levels of omega-6 or omega-3 fatty acids as an input in any computerized analysis that determines an economic outcome for the tested individual. This outcome... Agent: Joseph Thomas Weishaar
20090018868 - Method for utilizing cell therapy product facility and network-based business model using the same: A method is provided for utilizing a cell therapy product facility and an internet franchise market business comprising: producing a cell therapy product by a CT (Cell Therapy)-module (1) of prefabricated units having specific functions, and; storing of hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow cells and other cells, by a BC... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon
20090018863 - Personal assessment including familial risk analysis for personalized disease prevention plan: Family health history information can be used to assess familial risk for common diseases and determine early detection and prevention medical strategies. Assessed familial risk of disease can then be used to determine recommendations for disease prevention and screening that are targeted to familial risk. Other factors can be included... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090018862 - System and method for providing optimized medical order sets: System and method for preparing patient order sets by an attending physician include optimization of orders particularly when multiple diagnoses are being treated.... Agent: Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
20090018872 - warranty method and system: The present invention compensates loss resulting from unexpected outcome of service or unanticipated product performance. A consumer is provided an option to purchase a warranty prior to or during product purchase or service engagement, the warranty offering pre-determined levels of award calculated from a probabilistic, multi-variable process. Each level of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090018871 - Consumer-driven pre-production vaccine reservation system and methods of using a vaccine reservation system: The present inventive subject matter relates to an automated, consumer-driven, pre-production, seasonal vaccine reservation system for facilitating the efficient production, distribution, and/or administration of health-critical, long-production-lead-time seasonal vaccines, or other pharmacological agents, whereby use of such a consumer-driven vaccine reservation system provides a highly effective means for substantially ensuring or... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090018873 - Deferred premium annuities: Deferred premium annuities and accompanying methods are described herein. In some instances, a deferred premium annuity allows a purchaser (e.g., an individual) to pledge assets rather than pay cash up front to purchase an annuity. In these instances, an annuity provider then issues an annuity to the purchaser. In some... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090018874 - Method and system for issuing insurance underwriting instruments: A method and system for issuing an insurance underwriting instrument using at least one computing processor. The system includes a computer processor and a first and second query-able plurality of memory locations storing data indicative of images of a plurality of forms associated with a particular type of fidelity or... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20090018875 - 1st responder guidance and decision-support system enabling victim tracking and extraction: The invention uses processes, algorithms and programs to support emergency personnel decisions. It consists of several automated and semi-automated software components, hardware components, and processes, which are integrated into a single system that streamlines building intelligence gathering and victim extraction processes, and provides emergency personnel decision support.... Agent: Sabatini Monatesti
20090018880 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for cost flow analysis: Computer-implemented systems and methods for analyzing costs associated with a cost flow model having components of relationships and entities. A system and method can be configured to receive data associated with the cost flow model that identifies the costs associated with the relationships among the entities. One or more matrices... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090018881 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: A disclosed image processing apparatus includes an adjusting unit configured to convert input image data into image formation data, an arithmetic unit configured to calculate an image formation ink cost based on the converted image formation data, and a determining unit configured to compare the calculated image formation ink cost... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090018878 - Method and apparatus for gathering participant free time to schedule events on an electronic calendar: A scheduling system includes a client calendar application that a meeting organizer employs to send a request for free time form to prospective participants of a future meeting via email. The client calendar application receives completed request for participant free time forms back from the prospective participants via email. The... Agent: Mark P. Kahler
20090018882 - Method and system for managing enterprise workflow and information: A system for enterprise workflow management includes software and hardware for gathering information regarding the current state of workflows within the enterprise, examining the operational relationships among the systems and entities relating to the workflows, and facilitating improvement of the workflows throughout their respective lifecycles.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090018884 - Method and system for tracking and reporting emissions: The present invention relates to methods and systems of tracking enterprise gas emissions such as greenhouse gas emissions. The systems and methods relate to collecting or entering data relating to one or more emissions source of an enterprise or an enterprise location, calculating emissions totals, and, according to certain embodiments,... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20090018879 - Method and system supporting business solution validation in a component business model: A method and system for validating business solutions by evaluating the business services from which the solution is composed, aggregating these evaluations in accordance with a service composition structure, and comparing the aggregated evaluation to target objectives for the business solution, where the service evaluations and the target objectives use... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090018876 - Rating system and method for rating an aquatic operation: A swimming pool or aquatic facility rating method and system to rate a commercial pool or an organization's aquatic operation. The rating system and method is a based on a numerical star system that provides the operators and their patrons with a symbolic representation pertaining to the quality of the... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20090018885 - Risk management and compliance system and related methods: Implementations of a method of managing risk and compliance method may include providing one or more controls, monitoring a business activity to produce one or more monitoring results, evaluating the one or more controls using risk criteria from a risk database to produce one or more control gaps, evaluating a... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC
20090018877 - System and method for modeling business processes: According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a computerized method for modeling business processes includes receiving, at a computer, interaction data for interaction sessions. The interaction data includes session states indicative of session screens. The interaction data further includes transitions between the session states. The computerized method also includes identifying,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090018883 - System for evaluating process implementation: A method for evaluating process implementation is disclosed. The method includes establishing at least one functional map that relates a first criteria indicative of operational failures associated with operating the process and a second criteria indicative of operational times associated with operating the process. The method also includes establishing a... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090018889 - Administering contracts over data network: A method for administering performance of a contract over a data network includes storing a lien waiver and receiving an application for payment over the data network from a contract participant based on performance under the contract. The stored lien waiver is retrieved and sent to the participant via the... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20090018888 - Lead marketplace system and method with lead auctions: A lead marketplace system and method are provided. The lead marketplace system and method provides an auction for leads.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090018887 - Method of and system for modifying attendance status for electronic calendar events: An electronic calendar system and method permits an attendee of a calendar event to modify the terms of his or her attendance and notifies a requester of the event of the modification of terms of attendance by the attendee. The terms of attendance may include an event start time and... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090018886 - Web-based system and application for collaborative planning of a networked program schedule: An automated web-based system and application manages the creation, sharing and validation of program schedule data collaboratively among multiple teams in a structured manner to generate a networked program schedule such as for an events-based IMP/IMS. The Integrated Planning Solution (IPS) application provides a structured approach to large events-based planning... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC
20090018890 - Systems and methods for hybrid delivery of remote and local technical support via a centralized service: The present solution is directed to a hybrid customer support model for providing remote online support service in conjunction with local onsite support service. A local technician provides on site support service for a device at a premise for a predetermined amount of time. The onsite support by the local... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090018894 - Lead marketplace system and method with ratings system: A lead marketplace system and method are provided. The lead marketplace system and method provides an auction for leads.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090018891 - Market value matrix: A method of and system for flexibly integrating organization related data, information, knowledge and systems into a market value matrix and using said matrix to support the optimization one or more aspects of organization risk, return and value.... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20090018893 - Method and system for on-line survey recruitment: A system and method are disclosed for presenting on-line survey invitations to users over a network. The system selectively presents survey invitations to users in accordance with a survey recruitment definition associated with a tag embedded within a Web page (node) downloaded and executed on a user computer. A particular... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090018898 - Method or apparatus for purchasing one or more media based on a recommendation: Music is often embedded in or otherwise coupled to videos including television shows, movies, commercials, and user-generated video viewed on television, DVDs, movie theaters, or via computer networks. Disclosed are methods, systems, and apparatus enabling user selection and/or purchase of copies of the embedded music. The present invention allows a... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090018892 - Option framework for managing on demand service offerings: A method of and system for managing on-demand service offerings in a service delivery chain. The method comprises the steps of a service provider announcing upfront capacity pricing, an on-demand premium structure, and an on-demand exercise structure; a service distributor committing to upfront capacity and to units of on-demand options;... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090018896 - Scaled subscriber profile groups for emarketers: A web based system and method for determining relevance of marketing group association by calculating the relevance factors of depth and weight of interest in a subscriber group is described. An emarketing management system typically includes a subscriber database, email marketing creation module, and a data management module. Collectively, the... Agent: North Oaks Patent Agency
20090018897 - System and method for determining relative preferences for marketing, financial, internet, and other commercial applications: A method analyzes preferences of one or more participants. Each of the participants may be presented with a plurality of evaluation items that illustrate various marketing options. Response data from the participants that indicates at least an approach, if any, toward the evaluation items is obtained. An approach entropy value... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20090018895 - Technique for correlating purchasing behavior of a consumer to advertisements: A technique for correlating purchasing behavior of a consumer with advertisements to which the consumer has been exposed. The technique includes monitoring exposure of said consumer to advertisements to produce an advertisement monitoring signal, photographing an image related to an item purchased by the consumer to produce image data, processing... Agent: Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090018900 - Parking facility customer service and access control system: A parking access control system and a method of its operation in association with a parking facility. A customer operates a call box to initiate a communications session with an attendant control device operated by an attendant. In particular, the customer requests the attendant to control an exit gate so... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090018899 - User collaboration system and server: There is provided a facile sound communication tool that can quickly communicate with a necessary partner when needed. The real-time contexts of users are detected from sensors that are worn by the users, and diverse sensors that are located around the respective users to obtain data. The data is transmitted... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090018902 - Commuter credits system and method: Disclosed are systems and methods for implementing a Commuter Credit Program that allows commuters and non-commuters to generate credits that may be redeemed as cash on tollway system or for other benefits. Exemplary systems and methods identify participants or a proxy account ID at various locations on the transportation system... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
20090018901 - Information output network system: An information output network system includes: a route information storage unit that stores plural departure-and-arrival points in public transportation, and information on traveling routes in public transportation regarding the respective plural departure-and-arrival points; an input reception unit, provided in one of the departure-and-arrival points stored in the route information storage... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090018909 - optional progressive price reduction system using sponsorship subsidization.: An optional progressive price reduction system using sponsorship subsidization which allows content owners to provide multiple purchasing options for consumers. The purchasing options provided by this system offers an incentive for consumers to obtain expensive internet based content delivered through a facilitator. At the point of sale of a product,... Agent: William Grecia
20090018922 - system and method for preemptive brand affinity content distribution: An endorsed advertising engine, system and method, which includes at least one vault having media assets, a recommendation engine that matches the media assets from the vault with at least one requested creative, and a delivery engine that integrates the requested creative with the matched media assets from the vault.... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20090018908 - Electronic coupon device: A paperless online system is provided consisting of issuance of a PVC magnetic stripe Coupon Card to retail customers (cardholders) upon registration and Electronic Coupons, linked to a Coupon Card by cardholders via networks of personal computers or other devices. Each Electronic Coupon is descriptive data supplied by product Manufacturer... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090018918 - Influence-based social network advertising: A system and method of advertising in computer-implemented social networks is disclosed. The influence level of members of the social network and explicit and inferred relationships among members are determined. Advertisements are delivered in association with content objects representing one or more members of the social network, where the content... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20090018920 - Interaction prompt for interactive advertising: Systems and methods for dynamically sizing, structuring and operating advertisements that include a variety of content, including interaction prompts and other elements, which enable an engagement-based revenue generation model. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises storing advertising content, serving an XML file from an advertising server to... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20090018907 - Managing impression defaults: There are methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving an ad call from a client computing system, determining whether an instance of the ad call was previously-received, and if so, designating a first ad creative supplier associated with the previous instance of the ad call as ineligible to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090018916 - Merchant rewards methods, systems and products thereby: A method, system and products thereby for enhanced customer loyalty program with improved access to restaurant information. The system having a server configured to perform operations including storing restaurant data of a participating restaurant in a database and retrieving the restaurant data in response to a search engine command. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090018903 - Method and apparatus for targeted event networking: A method and apparatus that eliminates blind networking and allows targeted networking amongst event attendees, both for personal as well as professional reasons, while also making events ubiquitously available anytime anywhere beyond the physical limitations of time and space, such that anyone anywhere in the world can not only attend... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090018917 - Platform for advertisement referrals for authors of video content: Advertisements are combined with content, such as videos, in accordance with criteria provided by advertisers and content owners. Advertisers upload advertisement(s) for publication with content. Content owners upload content and select advertisers and/or advertisement(s) for sponsorship consideration. Advertisers review the content and decide whether or not to approve the advertisement/content... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090018905 - Power puzzler: The current challenge in advertising is for internet advertisers and newspapers to get customers from the opposite media venue to use their product. Power Puzzler can draw newspaper readers to the internet, and also draw internet surfers to the newspaper. This unique usage of a standard crossword puzzle also has... Agent: William R. Roberts
20090018914 - Remote monitoring system: A remote monitoring system, for use in applications such as a vending machine, is disclosed. The remote monitoring system provides a user with a first code. The user transmits the first code to the entity that services the vending machine (or other installation). The first code not only provides the... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20090018906 - System and method for conducting sales: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for conducting sales. The method embodiment comprises receiving an inquiry with at least one parameter from a user associated with a sale of an item, identifying one or more discount items that satisfy the inquiry, identifying comparable items for each discount item at... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090018904 - System and method for contextual advertising and merchandizing based on user configurable preferences: A computer-implemented system and method for contextual advertising and merchandising based on user configurable preferences is disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes an advertising (ad) preferences service to obtain user preference information related to advertising, enable user configuration of the user preference information related to advertising, and modify... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090018919 - System and method for tracking and establishing a progressive discount based upon a customer's visits to a retail establishment: Methods, computer readable media and apparatus are disclosed for determining and applying a discount for a customer. In some embodiments, the process includes receiving transaction data that represents a current transaction, receiving a customer identifier of a customer, determining a current transaction time and a last transaction time, determining that... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20090018913 - System for serving targeted advertisements over mobile messaging services: A system is described for serving targeted advertisements over mobile messaging services. The system may include a processor, a memory and an interface. The memory may store a content related to a mobile alert service and an advertisement. The content may be provided to a user when an alert condition... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090018911 - Systems and methods of providing advertising content: A system for providing advertising content includes a public display; a database configured to store the advertising content; and a central processing element configured to dynamically interact with participants in an activity and present the advertising content in connection with information about the activity on the public display. A method... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090018915 - Systems and methods related to delivering targeted advertising to consumers: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for delivering targeted advertising to users. A digital ad targeting system is adapted to operate with respect to expressly provided profiles of and relating to consumers. The expressly provided profiles may include psychographic information of and relating to consumers. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090018912 - Systems and methods to provide communication connections via partners: Methods and apparatuses to provide user interfaces dynamically customized according to partners through which the user interfaces are accessed in a customer acquisition process. One embodiment includes providing to a plurality of entities a platform, configured to assign references for embedding in listings for presentation and configured to connect people... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090018921 - Taste sampling process and product: A method for marketing a target product having a flavor to a consumer. A consumable film that is distinct from the target product is provided to the consumer using at least one of the following channels: a print advertisement of the target product, a direct mail advertisement of the target... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090018910 - Virtual world interconnection technique: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A virtual world patron can participate in various virtual world activities and transactions. Feedback may be provided and records kept regarding the virtual world activities and transactions. The virtual world patron may... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090018923 - Method and apparatus for recommending a payment method in a transaction: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer-implemented methods apparatus, and computer program product for recommending a payment method in a transaction. The process generates a user profile based on user information. The process receives data regarding incentives available for using a set of payment methods to form incentive policy... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090018924 - mobile wireless financial instrument for automatically selecting a payment instrument: The specification and drawing figures describe and illustrate a point-of-sale payment system. The point-of-sale payment system includes a mobile wireless communications instrument having at least one data processor. The data processor is capable of automatically selecting a payment instrument for transmitting a payment sum across a mobile wireless communications network... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090018925 - Holiday commerce and holiday expressions in a geo-spatial environment: A method and system of holiday commerce and holiday expressions in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of organizing a community network includes obtaining member data associated with a member of the community network, determining a location of the member based on the member data, storing... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090018928 - Lead marketplace system and method with ping campaigns: A lead marketplace system and method are provided. The lead marketplace system and method provides an auction for leads.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090018927 - System for shopping in a store: A system for shopping in a store is provided that includes a multi-network for communications in a store, a shopping cart that weighs items placed therein and then transmits that weight information through the multi-network, and a wireless end device that may be handheld and/or releasably attached to the shopping... Agent: Theodore P. Cummings, Attorney At Law
20090018926 - Web-based virtual clothing coordinator including personal mannequin with customer-directed measurements, image modification and clothing: A web-based clothing coordinator interacts with a customer through a computer network. Precision measurements taken from a body of a subject are compared with corresponding measurements taken from clothing offered for sale, and an exactness-of-fit is determined and communicated to the customer... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20090018931 - System and method for a business transaction initiation protocol: A system and method are disclosed for engaging two or more parties in a buyer-initiated transaction interaction where the asset that is the subject is not available for sale or the requesting party is unaware that the asset is available for sale or use. The requesting party identifies the asset... Agent: Harris Beach PLLC
20090018932 - System and method for idea sharing: An idea sharing community, particularly for marketing and branding, includes a database and an interface. The interface allows idea providers to upload creative idea proposals to the database. Idea users can search for idea proposals and purchase the idea proposals. The idea sharing community may include a brand interaction system... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090018929 - Virtual group shopping mall: As a movie/television show, etc. is being watched, a viewer is able to purchase items viewed during a presentation. A viewer may stop the presentation either to purchase merchandise or services or alternatively, save items for later in a “virtual group shopping mall.” A voice or written message may be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090018930 - Website enabling selection of camps / activities from a plurality of providers: A camp registration website and method for enabling a user to select camps offered by a plurality of providers. The camp registration website allows a user to search for, gather information regarding, and register for camps offered by a plurality of different providers. The camp registration web server may provide... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090018933 - Method and apparatus for dealer connectivity: An adaptable application is installed throughout a distribution network for directly accessing a variety of different databases utilized by different business systems. The direct access application periodically queries the database with which it is associated. In response to the query, sales and inventory data is read from the dealer business... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090018937 - Apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, and/or charge-back information: An apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, or charge-back information, including a memory device for storing at least one of transaction history information, account history information, charge-back information, stopping of payment information, non-payment due to insufficient funds information, and account information, for at least one... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20090018936 - From indirect finance to direct finance debt-clearing system and method: A from-IDF-to-DF debt-clearing system and method is disclosed. Internet technology is used to construct a direct-finance fund trading platform, whereby a debtor can raise a fund to clear his debts, especially the debts of credit cards and fiduciary loans. After receiving an application of a debtor, the direct-finance fund trading... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090018934 - System and method for defense id theft attack security service system in marketing environment: Each service system with a variety of databases in marketing environment maintains and audits purchasing transaction data to look for ID theft and transmits suspicion events to security service system which is attached to marketing environment. Security service system maintains status data and identifies information including biometric identity, portable device... Agent: Chaorong Peng
20090018938 - Systems and methods for predictive bill entry: A system and methods for the processing of documents generated in shipping transactions using predictive data entry is disclosed. The system utilizes a Predicted Bill Entry engine and database to shift from a bill entry process to a bill review process by predicting the shipment characteristics between common sender and... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090018939 - Automated float pricing for geographically distributed deposits and accounts: An automated system can be provided for continuously and accurately assigning float to deposit credits within a financial institution. A normalized market segment is continuously assigned to each account by extracting information from a plurality of disparate demand deposit account systems. Deposit credits are gathered from disparate known capture sites... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20090018940 - Enhanced fraud detection with terminal transaction-sequence processing: A computer-implemented fraud detection system and method are disclosed. A method includes monitoring past customer account transactions conducted with a selected one or more transaction devices, and generating a predictive model that combines customer account transaction profiles with transaction device profiles related to the one or more transaction devices, and... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 76615
20090018941 - Equity holder land trust business method: A method for transferring real property ownership includes locating real property having an identified owner. A non exclusive purchase option is prepared to acquire interest in a land trust associated with the real property when predetermined conditions are satisfied. An offer is presented to the owner including an agreement for... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20090018967 - Computer-based method to grade and rank entities: A computer implemented method for at least one of grading, measuring, classifying entities and/or ranking entities, and/or designating a winner among entities, with each entity assigned n grades of an ordered language of evaluation, where n is an integer greater than 1, may comprise sorting the grades assigned each entity... Agent: O''brien Jones, PLLC
20090018966 - Formulation of optimized investment indeces: Investment performance indices and methods of their formulation are described. The indices are determined by selecting a representative subset of assets (e.g., exchange-traded index funds) from a relatively larger number of possibilities in a given asset class. A performance index for the asset class is created by determining optimized weightings... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090018970 - Method and apparatus for implementing revolving asset-backed securitizations: An investment system that includes a revolving asset pool for holding income-bearing assets. A manager is responsible for actively managing the asset pool by purchasing and selling assets in the pool. A tax-advantaged entity such as an LLC or a partnership owns the assets in the asset pool such that... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090018971 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018972 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018973 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018969 - Systems and methods for providing investment strategies: In one aspect, the invention comprises a computer system comprising: (a) a computer component that receives data identifying a person's investing goals, current savings, and risk tolerance; (b) a database that stores the data identifying a person's investing goals, current savings, and risk tolerance and further stores data describing margin... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090018968 - Systems, methods, and media for trading securities: Systems, methods, and media for trading securities are provided. In some embodiments, methods for trading securities are provided, the methods comprising: accessing at least one record of an order in a trading blotter, the order having a security and side; sending a notification message indicating the security and side for... Agent: Byrne Poh LLP
20090018974 - Managing investment assets: A method for providing investor liquidity and portfolio growth includes (a) acquiring properties from investors through tax-preferred transactions, at least one of the properties being acquired from one of the investors in exchange for an interest in an investment entity; (b) disposing of at least one of the properties that... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090018944 - Method and system for trading: Method for trading an instrument in an automated exchange system, comprising the steps of receiving a first order for the instrument on a first side of a market; receiving a second order for the instrument on a second side of said market; evaluating the first and the second orders regarding... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090018946 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018947 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018948 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018949 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018950 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018951 - Method for directing and executing certified trading interests: Preferred embodiments of the subject invention comprise: (a) electronically receiving securities order-related data regarding a set of securities market participants; (b) electronically storing the received order-related data regarding the set of securities market participants; (c) electronically receiving a securities order-related query (or order parameters) from a first securities market participant;... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090018942 - System and method for online auction: A computer-implemented method of conducting an online auction includes the steps of receiving listing information from a seller for creating a listing for a product offered for sale by the seller, enabling the seller to select a chance-based incentive to encourage bidders to bid on the product, storing the listing... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20090018945 - Systems and methods for facilitating electronic securities transactions: A method for facilitating securities transactions is shown. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying, by a computer system from an OMS comprising a plurality of stored security orders, a subset of orders specifying at least a minimum available quantity; transmitting, by the computer system to an ETM, a non-binding... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090018943 - Web based technology system and method for the marketing of online quotations and offers to consumers and businesses looking to acquire products or services, where a consumer or business is able to register his requirements once and publish them anonymous: m
20090018953 - Collateralized loans with periodic draws subject to a triggering event: This document describes techniques for implementing a collateralized loan with periodic draws subject to a triggering event. These techniques include receiving funds from a client and establishing a credit line collateralized by the funds. The techniques may further include periodically dispensing an amount from the credit line upon occurrence of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090018952 - System and method for prospecting and processing loan applications: The present invention provides a method for loan prospecting that comprises retrieving a telephone number of a potential client from a first database using a client relation management (CRM) module, calling the retrieved telephone number to determine whether the potential client is interested in a financial product using a dialer... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090018954 - A mobile wireless financial instrument: The specification and drawing figures describe and show computer implemented financial data apparatus that includes a mobile wireless communications instrument. A data processing system is operatively connected to the mobile wireless communications instrument. A plurality of user programmable sets, of instruction executable by the data processing system is provided. The... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090018955 - Method and apparatus for providing user access to payment methods: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing user access to payment methods. The process generates a set of recommended payment methods in a set of payment methods to form a recommendation. The set of recommended payment methods are recommended to complete... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090018956 - Periodic e-mail delivery of bank account information: A computer-based banking method including the steps of (1) creating an account for a customer into which funds may be deposited and from which funds may be paid upon request to designated payees; (2) allocating funds deposited by the customer to the account; (3) transferring funds upon request from the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20090018957 - Tool, network and method for asset data updating: A tool, network and method of asset data updating is provided. The tool comprises: a portable computing device capable of wirelessly receiving a GPS location and updating of asset data including, among other things, asset condition and/or GPS location. The tool may also comprise knowledge based software capable of time... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090018958 - Vendor independent proxy for self service: A method of operating a self-service terminal and a self-service terminal are described. The self-service terminal comprises a proxy that is arranged to intercept messages between a self-service terminal application and a self-service host application which meet defined criteria. The intercepted messages are then optionally modified and redirected to an... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20090018959 - Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value: Methods and systems for exchanging various forms of value, including coins, currency, credit, debit, and/or bank account funds, for prepaid cash cards, credit cards, phone cards, and the like. In one embodiment, a value exchange machine includes a coin input region, a coin sorting/counting apparatus, a card reader, and a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090018960 - Method of operating a remote check image capture system and an apparatus therefor: A method is provided of operating a remote check image capture system. The method comprises scanning a batch of checks to provide a stream of captured check images, locally storing the captured check images, and transmitting the captured check images to a bank server while other checks are being scanned... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20090018961 - Customer identification system and method for a personalized merchant rewards program: A closed loop loyalty, recognition and rewards program for merchants. Each merchant decides upon their own rewards criteria and similar or analogous identification systems are used to identify customers who are loyal customers of several merchants in a community. This works in conjunction with a system for identifying a customer's... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090018962 - Method for activating application module: A method for activating an application module is applied to an application program installed in an electronic device, wherein the application program includes at least more than one application module. When activating one of the application modules, the electronic device must firstly receive an activation code corresponding to the application... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090018963 - System and method to re-sell digital content with advertisement: A system (100) for re-selling DRM content (120) can have advertising (AD) contents (140) attached thereto. The system can include a rights issuer (RI) (171) for providing re-sale rights to access and re-sell DRM content provided by a content provider, and a presentation module (PM) (172) for presenting the DRM... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090018964 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for performing a transaction in which a certifier provides identification information for authenticating a customer at the point of sale: An electronic device performs a transaction by providing purchaser information for communication to a certification facility, receiving identification information associated with the purchaser from the certification facility, and completing the transaction responsive to authentication of the user of the electronic device as being the purchaser based on the received identification... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20090018965 - Ecommerce price match system: A system for a customer to obtain price matching from a vendor in an ecommerce transaction. A first browser screen is presented to the customer offering a product of the vendor. This includes information about the product, with an offer price, and a price match request control that the customer... Agent: Patent Venture Group
20090018976 - Method and system for providing price quotes for new and used vehicles: The system provides the user with all relevant information, allowing the information to be tailored from the dealership for which the consumer will purchase the vehicle. The process is completely automated, allowing for users to instantaneously receive pricing information on the new vehicle of their choice as well as their... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.
20090018975 - Method for establishing a commercial real estate price change index supporting tradable derivatives: Method for establishing a commercial real estate price change index supporting tradable derivatives. The method utilizes a database of price changes actually experienced by individual commercial properties including allowing for gradual accumulation of price data. The database is filtered with selected data filters and time-weighted dummy variables are specified. A... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
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20090018978 - Method for processing several flat packages of a delivery customer: The amount of work conventionally needed for the delivery and collection of a set of parcels in an automatic delivery station with input of the type of parcel and dispatch, customer and characterizing data and transmission to a billing unit with the release and counting of the parcels for each... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090012799 - Community-based travel destination determination: In one embodiment, a method for providing destination matching results for a community of users is provided. For example, a community of users may want to plan a trip together. Each of the users can create a travel profile of attributes. Once the travel profiles are received from the community... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20090012800 - Computer-assisted information technology service design system: A method and system are disclosed for providing automated assistance to a service provider for creating a technical solution definition for a project for delivering Information Technology (IT) outsourcing services for a customer. The method comprises the steps of providing, in machine processable form, a definition of a taxonomy of... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090012808 - Method for flexible definition and retrieval of behavioral data applicable to multiple participating parties: A method for guiding the decision making process prior to a company entering into an agreement, or engaging in a transaction, or conducting a business event. Policies, factors, weights, and relative priorities for the factors are established for each kind of agreement, transaction or event. Later, the established factors are... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090012810 - Method for using an electromagnetic scratchcard to provide services: The invention pertains to a system and a method for using an electromagnetic scratchcard to provide services between a terminal accessible to a service customer and an infrastructure. The system comprises a network and a server of a service provider, whereby an activation code is present in electronic or magnetic... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090012804 - Network-based consensus formation method using configurable finite-state machines: A computer-networked method for persons to express desires and intentions relating to a formal proposal or offer is described. Each interaction is modeled as a transition between a finite set of states. The allowed states and transitions are defined by a finite-state automaton called a way of doing business, or... Agent: Robert L. Read
20090012802 - Parcel retrieval system and method: A parcel retrieval system and method are provided. If the intended recipient receives notice of a failed delivery attempt of a parcel by a delivery driver, the recipient may be put in contact with the delivery service via voice telephone communications, or via an internet website or the like. The... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090012805 - Portable digital rights for multiple devices: Portable digital rights for multiple devices is described. In an embodiment, a digital rights management (DRM) system includes a first device with a removable component configured as a token that is associated with a DRM license. The first device also includes a removable memory card that stores protected media content... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090012807 - System and method for generating graphical advertisements based on text offers: Systems and methods for generating a graphical advertisement based on a text offer are disclosed. Generally, an ad provider receives a request for a graphical ad. The ad provider sends a script to a browser comprising a call to a keyword extraction module. The ad provider receives a keyword from... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090012803 - System and method for real estate spatial data analysis: A system and method for providing analysis on geocoded objects through collection, distribution and use of information through a user interface which allows the user to visualize the analysis through maps, symbols, text, and colors. In the context of commercial real estate, the system and method provides the user with... Agent: Moye Lynwood Bishop Iii
20090012809 - System for individual retraining with a savings component: The system described herein allows an individual or worker who has a job to select a different occupation for which to be trained. The information about the new occupation, such as cost of education, books, etc. along with the cost of living during the retraining and subsequent job search and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090012806 - System, method and apparatus for data capture and management: A method and system and apparatus for capturing, accessing, securing, personalizing and organizing data and content. The system includes a plurality of mobile computing devices. Each mobile device preferably includes a personalized interface for multiple input data capture and includes a system for transmitting the content and information to a... Agent: Mr. Steven Sikes
20090012798 - Traveler safety information correlation system and associated methods: A traveler safety information correlation system is provided. An interactive, real-time mapping tool is combined with traveler location and alert information data sources. Recorded locations corresponding to human assets are overlaid on geographical maps enabling an operator to determine real or near real-time locations of human assets, such as an... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090012801 - Warranty service system: The warranty service system of the present invention further comprises an information center, which is a computer server having a web address and a data base. The information center has two functions: one is to provide product advertising information to the customer; the other is to connect a service phone... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090012811 - Method to collect and offer certified information on optimized clinical processes to health institutions using search engines: A system and method develop and distribute model descriptions for benchmarked and optimized clinical workflows. Benchmarked clinical workflows may be developed and a corresponding database built. The database may be remotely searchable via a search engine over a communications network, such as the Internet. Remote health institution customers may remotely... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090012814 - Service for managing medications: A health management service includes a computerized management site having one or more servers executing software from coupled computer-readable media, and a data repository storing information regarding a plurality of enrolled persons, including at least medications and medication schedules for individual ones of the persons, and storing information regarding a... Agent: Sol A. Gonzalvo
20090012812 - System and method for patient care: Embodiments of the present invention may integrate and analyze the output from various medical devices and clinical information systems in order to assist the clinical staff in making the more informed clinical decisions, output intelligent alarms, predict and prevent adverse events, and in some circumstances enable automated patient care.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090012813 - Systems and methods for managing medical information: Systems and methods for managing medical information for medical service providers are provided. Personnel are able to manage and track workflow operations, evaluate profitability, and maintain records in an integrated and streamlined manner by executing various modules of a software application. A Dashboard module provides a unitary display of information... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090012818 - Dispensing medication and verifying proper medication use: Methods, systems, computer program products, and data structures are used for dispensing medication and verifying proper medication use. Medication of a purported type and dosage is dispensed into an individualized patient medication dispensing cup. The cup includes a bar code that associates a designated patient with the dispensed medication. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090012821 - Management of live remote medical display: A system and method of locally displaying multiple items of medical information from at least one remote medical system having an output display. The method includes assembling the multiple items of medical information from the output display of at least one remote medical systems into a composite display having regions... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock
20090012822 - Medical records, documentation, tracking and order entry system: The new system provides: automatic incorporation of dictated text; medical records summary generation in medical English text; parsing dictation to data; prephrased text; automatic generation of medical record as consequence of data entry; automatic notation of allergies, significant medical conditions and pregnancy; pregnancy linking, automatically; security card—close on pull; multi-look... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090012820 - Medication dose administration and inventory management: A system for managing administration of prescribed medications to patients is disclosed. The system includes a server for receiving prescription fill requests which are based on prescriptions for the prescribed medications, and for causing uniquely identifiable medication packages to be produced based on the prescription fill requests and in conformity... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090012817 - System and method for facilitating cross enterprise data sharing in a healthcare setting: A method and system for sharing charts associated with a first patient among system entities within a networked system wherein different entities maintain different charts for the first patient, the method comprising the steps of at each of at least a subset of the entities and for the first patient,... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090012815 - System and method for rapid and secure introduction of new drugs, medications and therapies, from clinical trials into general healthcare: An Internet-based ‘Condition Monitoring System’ containing ‘Validated Treatment Plans’ for implementing new drugs and medications into clinical trials and then into the sophisticated infrastructure of large hospitals, as well as into the low-end daily care of general practitioners for individual patients at home. The method comprises an Internet-based server and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090012816 - Systems and methods for clinical analysis integration services: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for organizing and querying patient data by a clinical information system via a clinical analysis integration service. Certain embodiments provide an electronic patient data system for exchanging electronic patient data between a data repository and a clinical system. The electronic... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090012819 - Systems and methods for electronic hospital form completion: Certain embodiments provide a portable, handheld electronic input device and method of use for completing an electronic clinical form and transmitting electronic clinical form data to an external system. The device includes an adaptable, insertable electronic form requesting information related to at least one of a patient and patient care.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090012823 - Configuring office-specific security parameters using office profiles: In general, techniques for configuring blacklist handling via regional profiles of reservation and departure control system (RDCS) are described herein. More specifically, a RDCS is disclosed for use in creating operational profiles. A global profile may be dynamically defined to determine operational aspects of a transportation carrier that are common... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20090012824 - Apparatus and method for supplying an aggregated and enhanced itinerary: A computer readable storage medium supplies an aggregated and enhanced itinerary. The computer readable storage medium includes instructions to select an itinerary template based upon disparate itinerary booking events created for a user. The computer readable storage medium further includes instructions to evaluate the itinerary messages and identify logical relationships... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090012830 - Apparatus, method, and program for extracting work item: A work item extraction apparatus includes: a checklist DB; a checklist input unit for receiving input information to the checklist of the list DB; a work item DB; a work item extraction rule DB; a work item extraction unit for determining whether or not input information of the checklist input... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090012828 - Computer systems and methods for workflow automation: Computer systems and methods are disclosed for improving professional services delivery, such as services in a data management environment. In certain examples, computer systems comprise portals for transmitting and receiving information from parties involved in the performance and receipt of professional services. For instance, a first portal can receive data... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090012829 - Dynamically assembling business process models: Apparatus and methods for dynamically assembling a business process model. An apparatus is configured in a company terminal connected with a network, and has a model building unit for building a business process model for the company, characterized in that the apparatus further includes: a retrieving unit for retrieving to... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090012826 - Method and apparatus for adaptive interaction analytics: A method and apparatus for revealing business or organizational aspects of an organization from interactions, broadcasts or other sources. The method and apparatus classify the interactions into predefined categories. Then additional processing is performed on interactions in one or more categories, and analysis is executed for revealing insights, trends, problems,... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20090012825 - Method for determining and/or managing corrosion and/or contamination: The present invention generally relates to methods for determining and/or managing corrosion and/or contamination. More specifically, the present invention relates to various methods to identify, determine and/or quantify the nature, amount and/or extent of corrosion and/or contamination situations, issues and/or concerns in various commercial, production and/or industrial supply chains. In... Agent: Roetzel And Andress
20090012827 - Methods and systems for analyzing patent applications to identify undervalued stocks: The present invention relates to predicting the value of a published patent application prior to its issuance as a patent. Once a patent application publishes, as most U.S. applications do eighteen months after filing, one can identify the patents cited against the patent application during its prosecution. Such patents may... Agent: Adam Avrunin
20090012831 - System and method for assessing workplace safety: A system and method for assessing workplace safety are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system comprises a memory device configured to store data comprising at least one first set of data comprising information indicative of at least one worker's adherence to predetermined safety procedures and information indicative of a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090012832 - Packaging and distributing service elements: A service element is defined and represented by a data structure. It includes one or more components and/or one or more other service elements. A service element providing a complete function is a service offering. Management of service elements and/or service offerings is facilitated by a Service Development Tool. In... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20090012834 - Compliance management system: A compliance management system that includes a task module configured to process a task comprising task attributes, to associate the tasks with a workflow, and to assign the task to one or more individuals based on a task assignment attribute, the task assignment attribute representing one or more individuals responsible... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090012836 - Handling exceptional situations in a warehouse management: The invention provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for handling exceptional situations in a warehouse management. From a user application of the warehouse, an exception code is received, the exception code being representative of a predetermined exceptional situation in the warehouse. The exception code is verified as to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090012837 - Margin calculator for the temporary staffing industry: A system and method for providing accurate margin calculations for the temporary staffing industry. A database is provided to allow multiple users to enter parameters that impact the margin such as payroll, benefits, discounts, rebates, and per diem expenses. The system can also include external data sources for retrieving information... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090012835 - Methods for increased compensation for hourly wage employees: Three interrelated methods are presented for providing increased compensation of hourly wage and salaried employees based upon performance requirements and results. The present invention includes methods for increasing employee compensation based upon hourly wage multipliers defined by seasonal, daily, and conditional factors. The methods further include the process guaranteeing the... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC
20090012833 - Search engine for most helpful employees: Methods and apparatus for identifying experts in a subject area are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method includes receiving a request to locate a source of expertise in a subject area within an enterprise, and determining if there is at least one individual associated with... Agent: Cisco Systems, Inc. Scientific-atlanta, Inc.
20090012845 - Commission system and method: A system for providing a reward to a consumer based on a travel counselor commission for a selected travel reservation booked for the consumer is disclosed. The method comprises offering a plurality of tours to a consumer; receiving a selection of one of the plurality of tours from a consumer;... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090012846 - Computerized book reviewing system: A user interface system for use with an internet ordering system includes a user-navigable bookshelf environment providing a plurality of columns and rows for displaying items for purchase within item windows aligned along visual representations of shelves bordering the rows. A datastore of item artwork provides visual renderings of items... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090012838 - Determination of a preferred ratio of supervisors to agents in call centers: When determining a preferred ratio of supervisors to agents in a call center, one or more operation parameter values are determined for corresponding operation parameters. Based on the one or more operation parameter values, a benchmark ratio is correspondingly modified to provide the desired preferred ratio. Preferably, the benchmark ratio... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20090012839 - Determining brand affiliations: To determine brand affiliation, a consumer criterion may be identified. A filtered group of one or more consumers may be created in which each consumer in the filtered group is subject to the consumer criterion. A percentage of consumers in the filtered group of consumers having at least one transaction... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090012841 - Event communication platform for mobile device users: A method, system, and apparatus are directed to communicating data over a network. Event attributes comprising at least two of a temporal, spatial, social, or topical information are received. An event structure comprising fields associated with a different one of a temporal, spatial, social, or topical dimension based on the... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090012844 - Method and system for gathering and reporting data associated with a cardholder's use of a prepaid debit card: A method and system for gathering and reporting data associated with a cardholder's use of a prepaid debit card is described. One embodiment receives primary personal data associated with the cardholder in connection with the issuance to the cardholder of the prepaid debit card; causes a financial institution to issue... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090012849 - Method and system for interacting with a user in an experiential environment: A method and system for provides a user with an ability to capture a sample of an experiential environment and deliver that sample to an interactive service to trigger one or more predetermined events. In exemplary embodiments of the invention such triggered events include the delivery of information and services... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20090012843 - Method for managing a shopping website: A method for managing a shopping website for preventing surging ordering products includes counting orders of a certain product during a predetermined duration, and then denying the ordering of the certain product if the orders of the certain product exceed a predetermined amount during the predetermined duration.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090012842 - Methods and systems of automatic ontology population: Methods and systems for creating a knowledge graph that relates terms in a corpus of literature in the form of an assertion and provides a probability of the veracity of the assertion are disclosed herein. Various aspects of the invention are directed to and/or involve knowledge graphs and structured digital... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090012847 - System and method for assessing effectiveness of communication content: Systems and computer-implemented methods provide for assessing effectiveness of communication content. Methods involve receiving a playlist and schedule implemented to eliminate at least some confounds from experimental data, distributing communication content, displaying the communication content according to the playlist and schedule, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090012840 - System and method for developing loss assumptions: A method for developing assumptions for use in evaluating the possible occurrence of an event comprises the steps of defining a plurality of factors correlated with each other to the event, assigning a plurality of levels to each factor, determining a relative occurrence rate for selected combinations of factors and... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090012848 - System and method for generating time-slot samples to which content may be assigned for measuring effects of the assigned content: Systems and methods provide for generating time-slot samples to which content may be assigned for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving viewer visit duration (VVD) that target viewers spend at a location where content is to be presented and receiving time intervals (TI) for... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090012850 - Method and system for providing a true performance indicator: A method, system, and executable software product evaluate the performance of an individual. The method and system include receiving employment information for the individual. The employment information includes information from at least one employer of the individual. The method and system also include storing the employment information and providing to... Agent: Strategic Patent Group, P.C.
20090012851 - Wireless toll collection system: An assembly of devices for charging and cashless automatic payment of costs, e.g. toll, bridge toll, entrance and the like, charged on the basis of geographical locations and/or geographical areas and for the information on the events on the basis of the above-mentioned charging consists of a control centre (1),... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090012863 - Automatic image advertisement generator: A method for automatically generating image advertisements to supplement text advertisements within an advertisement group, the method comprising a means for determining the most relevant image on a destination URL linked to by an advertisement. Preferably, the method comprises obtaining at least two advertisement attributes selected from the group consisting... Agent: Mathew J. Temmerman
20090012865 - Clickable map interface for product inventory: A method is disclosed for providing a map for displaying inventory for sale. A clickable map interface allows users to view or purchase the inventory of a product from a seller at a particular location. A user can view the inventory of a product from sellers within a particular region.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090012864 - Compensation model for network services: A compensation model is disclosed for compensating a network service provider.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090012852 - Data marketplace and broker fees: In an advertising serving exchange or network, in one aspect, the invention features a computer-implemented method that includes enabling a data provider to provide a content-request tracking token that associates cookie information with a user when the user visits a website. The method also includes allowing, by the data provider,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090012869 - Dynamic document context mark-up technique implemented over a computer network: Various techniques are disclosed for delivering contextually related advertising content to end users of a computer network. Advertiser campaign information may be accessed. In at least one embodiment, the campaign information may include a first plurality of keywords provided by an entity other than the end user of a client... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090012867 - Engagement-based compensation for interactive advertisement: Systems and methods for dynamically sizing, structuring and operating advertisements that include a variety of content, including interaction prompts and other elements, which enable an engagement-based revenue generation model. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises storing advertising content, serving an XML file from an advertising server to... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20090012854 - Flexible, dynamic design to allow for fixed and percentage discount pricing at configurable option levels: A method and system are disclosed for enabling fixed and percentage discount pricing at configuration option level, when a configurable product is ordered. The method comprises the steps of creating a condition table having information used to determine both fixed and percentage discount pricing. A Contract is also provided having... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090012853 - Inferring legitimacy of advertisement calls: There are methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving advertisement calls at a first computing system from a second computing system, the first computing system and a second computing system being in electronic communication through a network, each advertisement call being defined by one or more variable-value pairs;... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090012862 - Instant zero inventory fulfillment redemption system and method: An instant fulfillment system allows members of programs, such as an incentive, reward, affinity or loyalty program, to use an instant reward card to redeem currency or points stored in a database, for instant ‘rebates’ or ‘discounts’ at selected retailers.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20090012861 - Method and system for providing targeted information using profile attributes with variable confidence levels in a mobile environment: Various systems and methods for of generating a user profile for use in providing targeted-content-messages to a wireless access terminal (W-AT) are disclosed. For example, a user profile with at least one profile element may be provided to the W-AT, and a profile confidence level for the profile element may... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090012856 - Method of marketing local products and/or services: A method of marketing local products and/or services includes establishing a database of providers of local products and/or services, wherein the providers are classified into one or more business categories and each provider is certified prior to inclusion. User requests are received for information about providers of local products and/or... Agent: Patrick R. Scanlon Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP
20090012870 - Methods for driving traffic to a website: The present invention relates to methods and systems for driving traffic to a website and providing incentives for viewers to visit and spend time reviewing a website. According to certain preferred embodiments of the present invention, methods for increasing the number of visitors to a website are provided. In general,... Agent: Gabriel Habeishi
20090012858 - Price protection system and method: Disclosed herein is a system and method for price protection associated with one or more items purchased. A registered item, which comprises an item purchased by a buyer from a seller, is monitored electronically to obtain information associated with the item, including an item's current purchase price. If it is... Agent: The Hecker Law Group
20090012857 - Real estate sign system: A real estate sign system comprising a plurality of real estate signs, a control system, a communications system, and a plurality of user devices. The real estate signs comprising an electronic device which communicates with the communications system and displays messages to viewers using a visual display, and a stand... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.
20090012860 - Remuneration of medical donors: A method for incentivizing donations by plasma donors is provided.... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090012855 - System and method of using captchas as ads: A method of using advertisements in a Completely Automatic Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) challenge/response transaction. In accordance with one aspect, a server allows access to some resource if the response to the ad/CAPTCHA challenge is an acceptable response.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20090012866 - System for selecting ad inventory with a clickable map interface: A method is disclosed for providing advertising content for display in a page over a network. Ad inventory is identified and/or organized based on a category and a geographic region. The ad inventory may be displayed on an interactive map that is used for selecting from the inventory based on... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090012868 - Systems and methods for real-time allocation of digital content: Systems, methods, and software products allocate digital content to advertising spaces in real time. Advertising space parameters for an advertising space are processed in an advertising space database. Sales parameters for the advertising space are processed in the advertising space database. Digital content is processed in a submitted content database.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20090012859 - Targeted and pulled advertising system for delivering product information based on consumer requests: A pull-based method for disseminating marketing information to customers based on specific customer requests through a web based portal connected to a sever with a database of product information. The customer can receive the information via a variety of mediums from a distribution hub connected to the server. Information on... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20090012871 - Method and system for reducing consumption of addictive commodities: A method of controlling consumption of a commodity, particularly an addictive commodity, includes issuing a license, in advance of any purchase, to a purchaser of the commodity. The license allows purchase of a specified quantity of the commodity within a specified time period. The license is issued for a license... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090012877 - Data processing system and method: Embodiments of the invention are generally, but not exclusively, related to the area of interactive auctions, particularly to interactive Internet-based auctions that may be simultaneously televised and where bidders may input bids over channels other than the Internet. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090012875 - Method and system for facilitating commercial transactions using automatic virtual currency: Provided are methods and systems for facilitating commercial transactions, such as sales, trades, or barters, using a virtual currency value. A data repository containing a list of available items is created and updated. A virtual value is assigned to each item in the data repository. Upon a match between an... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090012876 - Method of doing business over a network by transmission and retransmission of digital information on a network during time slots: The present invention is a method of doing business over a network that: receives a request for transmitting digital information after a start time and before an end time, determines the time required to transmit the digital information based on the number of packets in the information and the network... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090012874 - Methods and systems for a private market: facilitating connections between buyers and sellers or exchangers of products and services while maintaining privacy: A system and method are described that facilitate bilateral private interaction between participants who wish to initiate personal or business arrangements anonymously or without exposure except to identified trusted parties=and the system and method act as an intermediary allowing the participants, typically buyers and sellers, to be matched based upon... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090012872 - Prices comparison system for the sector of supermarket and retailer in general in real time: “PRICES COMPARISON SYSTEM FOR THE SECTOR OF SUPERMARKET AND RETAILER IN GENERAL IN REAL TIME”, notedly a system able to offer a selection of the cheaper prices and the respective commercial e/or industrial addresses to the final consumer, which stands out still for allowing an inter-activity between involved people, besides... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20090012873 - Systems for managing digital media distribution: Systems and methods for organizing and managing the collection and distribution of digital content to users via a network of kiosks are described. The systems contain a conglomerate of software applications that can be combined to manage the digital content itself, as well as manage the kiosks that used to... Agent: Kenneth E. Horton Kirton & Mcconkle
20090012878 - Apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating commerce: According to one or more embodiments, apparatus, systems and methods are provided for facilitating commerce. In some embodiments, an apparatus (e.g., a central computer) facilitates posting of an item for sale by receiving a digital image of an item for sale, receiving an audio description (e.g., included in an audio... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20090012879 - System and method for electronic payment using separated timing and interface: An electronic payment system includes a receiver for receiving order information which includes order numbers and the settlement accounts for the product and the service ordered by a first client or a second client from an affiliated store system. A first transmitter is provided for transmitting settlement request information which... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090012881 - System and method for improved management of seller listings on e-commerce websites: A system and method providing improved management of product listings on an e-commerce website by allowing sellers to define rules or conditions that automatically adjust a product's listing price based upon a triggering event. The triggering event may be the expiration of a pre-defined time period. The listing price of... Agent: Alan J. Howarth
20090012880 - User interface for creating and displaying digital signage: A digital signage network is provided comprising a browser based user interface, a management center, at least one media player and at least one digital display unit. In certain embodiments the browser based user interface allows for a user to create, manage and edit a digital scheduling program via the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090012882 - Adaptive inventory management system: An adaptive inventory management system and method eliminates or minimizes frequency interference issues within a facility that employs a plurality of RFID readers for purposes of tracking and managing inventory. A middleware server activates and deactivates adjacent RFID readers within the facility based on the location of an item having... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC
20090012883 - Novel securities, supporting systems and methods thereof: A novel financial instrument, equity dilution inhibitor and security upgrade account are disclosed based on an enhanced callspread option. Implementation of the novel investment vehicle and/or upgrade account are managed via program controlled data processor governing system operation in accordance with investment parameters. Enhanced flexibility for this investment vehicle increases... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090012884 - Method and system for populating tax returns using aggregated data: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that populates a tax return using employee information obtained from a human resources system and/or employee personal profile. During operation, this system obtains employee information associated with a user from the human resources system and/or employee personal profile and then partially... Agent: Pvf -- Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090012885 - Adjustable rate usage-based billing for data services: A method of providing adjustable rate usage-based billing for data services establishes an initial level billing rate based on customer estimates of usage and rates established by the provider based on the location of customer sites within predetermined geographic zones and levels of service intended to be used between those... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090012886 - Construction payment management systems and methods with specified billing features: Systems and methods for managing payments. One construction of the system includes a software enabled user interface accessible by a first party and a second party, at least one computer readable memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to selectively operate in a specified billing mode in response to... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090012887 - Method and system for provision of personalized service: Systems and methods for servicing a user seeking a service over a computer network. In one embodiment the user visits a website of an administrative processing system which performs administrative processing for a plurality of service providers, including service provider(s) which will provide the service(s) to the user. In one... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090012888 - Text-to-speech streaming via a network: A network-based approach for converting a first type of data into a second type of data. The first type of data can be sent by an originating network-user to a remote service platform connected to a telecommunications network. Data conversion from the first to the second data types takes place... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090012889 - Payment account monitoring system and method: A network includes an account status system for checking the status of checking accounts used to make payments, and a payment account monitoring system that includes linking files that store, for individual credit card accounts, the account numbers for checking accounts used to pay the credit card accounts. The monitoring... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090012890 - System and method for confirming electronic service: A system and method for confirming an electronic service are provided. The system includes an electronic service application system, adapted to send an electronic service confirmation request to a confirmation center when implementing an electronic service, and implement the electronic service according to an electronic service confirmation result from the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090012909 - Managing risk associated with ownership of shares in a company: A method of managing risk associated with ownership of shares in a company includes accepting shares for pooling into a collective investment fund. One or more financial instruments are issued in exchange for shares. Revenues are generated on behalf of the collective investment fund through realization of accepted shares. A... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090012910 - Method and system for gambling: A method of gambling using the stock exchange as the basis of the stakes. Option to choose specific shares or options or groups of shares or options. Option to choose day tickets or period tickets. Option to choose “blind” or personally chosen shares or options. Made accessible to average person... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners
20090012912 - Method and system for simulating implied volatility surface for basket option pricing: A method and system for simulating changes in volatility for a price of a particular option on an underlying financial instrument is disclosed. A volatility surface model having at least one surface parameter is provided along with a set of volatilities for a plurality of options on the underlying financial... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20090012911 - Systems and methods for providing a sector momentum index: A securities index is provided by identifying a first index that has a plurality of sub-components; constructing a portfolio that has a plurality of sub-portfolios, each sub-portfolio containing holdings corresponding to one of the index sub-components, and each sub-portfolio having a corresponding initial weight with respect to the portfolio. A... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090012892 - Financial product futures and system and method for trading such futures: A method, system and financial product permitting trading of futures of OTC derivatives is provided.... Agent: Lucio Biase
20090012891 - System and method for providing a trust associated with long positions in index futures: A system comprises a memory operable to store market data. The system further comprises a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and operable to buy a plurality of index futures. The plurality of index futures are held as long positions in a trust, and a particular index future is publicly... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090012893 - Trading system: A method for enabling collaborative processing of data by one or more computers or digital data processing systems. The computer(s) compute a value representative of a first yield for a first instrument, the first instrument being a derivative of an underlying financial instrument, the first instrument being a non-fixed-income instrument.... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090012894 - Financial arrangement and method for acquiring an asset: A system and method of acquiring an asset by a purchaser. The method begins by a purchasing entity purchasing an asset. A contractual relationship between the purchasing entity and the purchaser is then established. The purchaser agrees to pay a periodic fee to utilize the asset and equity is built... Agent: Michael L. Diaz Diaz And Associates
20090012895 - System and method for creating and promoting a cause and processing payments for the cause by utilizing social networks: The invention is a system and method for system and method for creating and promoting a cause and processing payments for the cause by utilizing social networks, and in particular, a social network, for example, a highly interactive on-line community, where individuals, representatives, or organizations, may securely conduct fundraising activities,... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.
20090012896 - Systems and methods for automated vendor risk analysis: Systems and methods for automated vendor risk analysis are described. In one described method for automated vendor risk analysis, an analyzer receives payment transaction data associated with a vendor, compares the payment transaction data to a plurality of vendor fraud control measures, identifies the vendor or transaction associated with the... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20090012897 - Person-to-person, person-to business and business-to-business financial transaction system: The delivery of a secure method and system of generating person to person, business to business, business to person and person to business transactions involving transfer of funds from one party (the purchaser) to a second party (the vendor). The functionality of existing credit/debit cards and the associated infrastructure is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090012898 - Location based credit card fraud prevention: A method is provided for blocking an unauthorized use of a payment instrument for a transaction. The method includes: establishing a transaction location (30) where the payment instrument is being used for the transaction; determining a location of a mobile station (20) served by a wireless telecommunications network (10); comparing... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090012899 - Systems and methods for generating and managing a linked deposit-only account identifier: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating and managing a deposit-only account identifier that can be portably linked to one or more transaction accounts, at the account holder's discretion. A deposit-only account identifier can be a virtual identifier, such as a temporary or permanent account number. The account holder... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP
20090012900 - Making secure data for customer loyalty programs: A portable device, a terminal, a system, and a method of storing data relating to transactions by terminals (1) of merchants in portable loyalty devices (3) of customers of at least one group comprising at least one merchant, said transaction being stored by the terminal (1) of said merchant in... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090012901 - Multifactor authentication system for \"cash back\" at the point of sale: Systems and methods are provided to allow for multifactor authentication of customers seeking to enter into “cash back” transactions at a merchant's point of sale. In an illustrative implementation, a user presents a prepaid payment card at a point of sale and requests a “cash back” transaction, the merchant thereupon... Agent: Jeffrey Racho, Esq. C/o Mpower Mobile, Inc.
20090012908 - Apparatus and method for facilitating transactions: An apparatus and method for facilitating a transaction, including a memory device for storing information regarding at least one of a good, a product, and a service, and a processor for processing at least one of a request for information regarding the at least one of a good, a product,... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20090012906 - Auction of multiple heterogeneous items among multiple buyers and sellers using software agents linked via a communication network: A method, system and computer program product for conducting an online auction of a plurality of heterogeneous items between a plurality of selling and potential purchasing parties. The method includes the steps of accepting an offer in respect of an item, accepting one or more subsequent offers that is/are preferable... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20090012907 - Bond issue risk management: The present invention provides an auction system that allows bond issue sales to be offered in an open and transparent manner, wherein, a certain percentage (up to 100%) of bonds in a bond issue can be offered to qualified bidders at a “buy now” pre-auction price, set by an issuer... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090012905 - Electronic advertising system: Publisher information, such as information about available advertising space, may be received from publishers. Advertisers may provide requests associated with a print ad and receive a list of publishers with available print ad space. The list of publishers may include at least one publisher having a specified relationship with the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090012902 - Method and apparatus for providing a supplementary product sale at a point-of-sale terminal: A POS terminal provided in accordance with the present invention receives the items in a purchase. Typically, each item will have a bar code that is scanned by a bar code scanner, and the POS terminal in turn receives, from the bar code scanner, signals representative of the items. The... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20090012904 - Non-liquid asset exchange: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing an open exchange for non-liquid assets, such as high-end collectibles, valuable works of art, and real estate. Methods are provided for providing listings and handling purchase offers for assets which are not presently for sale. Additional methods are disclosed for using such offers... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090012903 - Online exchange for internet ad media: Presented are embodiments of methods and systems that create an open ad exchange for online advertising by creating and running a premium ad exchange to provide pricing control to both publishers and advertisers. Techniques are presented where advertisement campaigns are matched with ad spot for sale on relevant pages based... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090012913 - Article joint purchase system using network: Proposed is a flexible joint purchase order system in which a unit price of an article can be reduced through production by a particular lot, and a sales price is determined based on demand without causing a seller to have a loss in relation to production and purchasing costs. Implemented... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090012914 - 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
20090012915 - Method and device for franking mail: A method for franking mail, whereby a franking mark is generated in a franking unit, transmitted to an operating unit, connected to the franking unit, and printed out in a printing unit. A user interface is provided at the operating unit by the franking unit, and the printing out of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090012916 - Energy optimization system and method: A energy optimization system and method is disclosed that permits energy consumers to minimize their energy costs by purchasing energy on the “spot market” at times wherein the cost of such energy is minimal (or alternatively, at times wherein the cost of such energy has not spiked to abnormally high... Agent: Kevin Mark Klughart
20090012917 - System and method for array and string level monitoring of a grid-connected photovoltaic power system: A grid-connected photovoltaic electrical power system with both array level and string level remote monitoring and production and efficiency analysis capabilities. The inventive system includes an array level monitoring component, software for recording and analyzing data obtained through the array level monitoring component, and a string level monitoring component.... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20090012918 - System and method for creating a cost-effective and efficient retail electric power exchange/energy service provider load optimization exchange and network therefor: An electric power exchange network includes a series of computerized exchange nodes that provide communications between suppliers and purchasers or users of electric power. Search engines enable suppliers to obtain information, such as load characteristics, from users in the network to allow the supplier to effectively merge or combine its... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090006108 - Creating a session log for a computing device being studied for usability: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for creating a session log for a computing device being studied for usability that include: recording, by a usability expert in a session log, usability observations observed by the usability expert during a usability session for studying the interaction of a user with a... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20090006112 - Dashboard map filtering and clutter/declutter algorithm: A device displays multiple products associated with a customer of a network and provided by the network, receives a customer selection of a filtering mechanism, and one of increases or reduces a display of the multiple products based on the customer selection of the filtering mechanism and based on device... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090006123 - Electronic commerce transaction audit system, electronic commerce transaction audit method, and storage medium recording electronic commerce transaction audit program thereon: The present invention comprises agent for gathering transaction log means for automatically collecting all exchange messages notarized and recorded depressively by a plurality of electronic notarize means in connection with the electronic commerce transaction so as to reproduce them as an event of the entire wide network area, agent for... Agent: Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas
20090006115 - Establishing and updating reputation scores in online participatory systems: The establishment and adjustment of the reputation score of a party in an online transaction system is described. A party may provide consideration to a transaction portal. In response, the transaction portal may increase (or initially establish) a reputation score for the party based upon the consideration. The portal may... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090006111 - Event negotiation: A method for negotiating details of an event is disclosed. A user interface provides a set of widgets adapted to define details of the event, and at least one widget adapted to create a poll for a detail of the event. When the widget to create a poll is selected,... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090006124 - Method and system providing advice and services to consumers: The present invention provides a method and system for providing advice and/or services to a consumer including the secure electronic storage of rich private personal data preferably held in trust for and on behalf of a natural person or nominated business or corporate entities. The system provides the applications, processes,... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Welsh & Katz
20090006113 - Method for structuring and controlling an organization: The instant application provides a method for running an organization. Each individual in the organization is assigned to one of a plurality of circles. The circles uses dynamic steering in the performance of periodic governance meetings. The governance meetings are used to: define accountabilities, in which each accountability is an... Agent: Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
20090006114 - Multi-channel commerce-related data management: An approach to commerce-related data management is described that allows multiple heterogeneous enterprise application systems to utilize a centralized data store for managing and storing data generated and/or used by the enterprise application systems. One implementation of the commerce-related data management system includes a data store, business logic and Web... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006107 - Reefer fuel tax reporting for the transport industry: A fuel tax measuring and reporting tool is provided for a mobile refrigeration unit that is capable of providing state-by-state fuel tax reporting, automatically, relating to fuel consumed by a mobile refrigeration unit. Fuel use of an engine powering the refrigeration unit is measured based on either power consumption by,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090006109 - Rights engine including event logs: A location indicator indicative of a network address where a content item is located or a content item can be received from a rights holder. An indication of access rights, in a computer-readable, canonicalized format, to be associated with the content item is received from the rights holder. The content... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090006120 - Social and/or business relations icebreaker: the use of communication hardware and/or software to safely communicate desires to further advance relations without the fear of being rejected and/or unnecessarily revealing information and/or intentions.: Even in this Web 2.0 era, social networking channels fail to address an essential issue; that is the fear of being rejected. Likewise, business relations suffer from the flood of spam emails and junk mails. The lack of safe and quality exchange of information has hindered the progress of positive... Agent: Terry Huang
20090006122 - System and method for creating a cost-effective and efficient retail electric power exchange/energy service provider load optimization exchange and network therefor: An electric power exchange network includes a series of computerized exchange nodes that provide communications between suppliers and purchasers or users of electric power. Search engines enable suppliers to obtain information, such as load characteristics, from users in the network to allow the supplier to effectively merge or combine its... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090006110 - System and method for monitoring event participation: The invention provides a system and method for monitoring event participation.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090006118 - System and method for providing competitive pricing for automobiles: A preferred embodiment of the invention includes a method and system to provide a competitive pricing tool so that automobile dealers can more efficiently and effectively price their used vehicles. The system achieves the optimal sales price by obtaining the relevant pricing and mileage of vehicles for sale that are... Agent: Jeffrey A. Pine Valauskas & Pine LLC
20090006117 - System and method for warranting against property inspection contingencies: The invention herein provides a warranty that indemnifies or offsets against the financial risk that a property inspection will reveal a defect that cannot or will not be rehabilitated by a seller, causing a contract contingent on a satisfactory property condition to result in the termination of a contract for... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20090006121 - System and method for web based automatic letter writing: A computer implemented correspondence writing and delivery service is disclosed. In one embodiment, the service allows a user, who is a subscriber to the service, to log on to a web site and generate portions of a letter, such as the body. The service then presents a number of potential... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090006119 - Website affiliation analysis method and system: A system, method and apparatus for determining an affiliation of visitors to a web-site under scrutiny is disclosed, having a log analyzer, a filter updater, and optionally, one or more affiliation lookup modules and a report creator. The log analyzer accepts and processes log data information relating to visitor traffic... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090006128 - Life sciences business systems and methods: Improved life sciences business systems and methods are disclosed. One or more genomes are scanned for single nucleotide polymorphisms. The polymorphisms are used in association studies for pharmaceutical and diagnostic developments. In certain embodiments, an association study comprises both genotyping of these polymorphisms and resequencing of genomic regions that contain... Agent: Perlegen Sciences, Inc. Legal Department
20090006129 - Medical diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis system for invoked events and methods thereof: A diagnosis, therapy and prognosis system (DTPS) and method thereof to help either the healthcare provider or the patient in diagnosing, treating and interpreting data are disclosed. The apparatus provides data collection based on protocols, and mechanism for testing data integrity and accuracy. The data is then driven through an... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre
20090006125 - Method and apparatus for implementing digital video modeling to generate an optimal healthcare delivery model: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating an optimal healthcare delivery model. The process parses event data derived from video data to identify patterns of events, wherein the event data comprises metadata describing events associated with a medical care facility. The process then identifies a subset... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090006127 - Personalized nutrition advisor: The instant invention describes various computer program products and methods of using the same in order to provide personalized nutritional advice to end users.... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (baltimore) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk
20090006126 - Prescription transmission system and method: A system and method for processing a prescription wherein the prescription may be transmitted to a selected pharmacy from a remote location situated remote from the selected pharmacy is provided. A prescription is described by either a new prescription dataset entered on a prescription form or a refill prescription dataset.... Agent: Franz Bonsang C/o Equinox Protection
20090006130 - System, method and apparatus for comparing injury risk assessments: A method of calculating a relative indicator of injury risk for a group of individuals, where injury risk is assessed across at least one risk category associated with an injury risk factor, the method being characterised by the steps of; receiving a plurality of risk values, where a single risk... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090006131 - Electronic medical record-influenced data acquisition, processing, and display system and method: The acquisition, reconstruction, processing, analysis, display and visualization of imaging data in a medical diagnostic context is influenced by information stored in an electronic medical record. The electronic medical record may include past imaging information, as well as parameter settings, protocol identifications, and any other information extracted from the previous... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20090006133 - Patient information input interface for a therapy system: A patient interface for a therapy system allows a patient to input information that characterizes at least one patient event or condition and from which therapy information can be determined. The patient interface may illustratively be formed by developing a patient model that is configured to simulate the patient's physiological... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre
20090006132 - Patient-specific electronic medical record and method for making same: A patient-specific electronic medical record may include past imaging information, as well as parameter settings, protocol identifications, and any other information extracted from the previous imaging data or derived from such data. The EMR may also include non-imaging data, such as clinical data, and results of various examinations performed of... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20090006134 - Referencing of patient-related information in a distributed medical system: A method, a system and a computer program product are disclosed for referencing medical electronically available patient-related data records which are stored in a distributed manner in a computer-based network, including a multiplicity of computer-based entities. In at least one embodiment, a request for patient-related data records is generated on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090006135 - Accelerated payments for health care plans: A method for accelerating a payment to a merchant for a healthcare related claim. The method comprises submitting a healthcare related claim for payment from the merchant to a payer; determining at the payer whether the member is eligible for services covered as a part of his or her healthcare... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090006137 - Claims processing hierarchy for designee: Methods and systems are provided for processing claims. A hierarchy is created including a claim management case level and a policy level. The claim management case level includes a claim management case node. The claim management case node relates to a designee under a first insurance policy. The policy level... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090006140 - Claims processing hierarchy for insured: Methods and systems are provided for processing claims. A hierarchy may be created for claims specific to the insured that includes a claim management case level, a policy level, and a coverage level. The claim management case level may include a claim management case node. The policy level may include... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090006139 - Claims processing of information requirements: Methods and systems are provided for processing claims. A claim management case is created for an insured in response to a notice of a claim. One or more insurance policies covering the insured are associated with the claim management case. At least one process is performed at a claim management... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090006141 - Method of reducing insurance costs: A computerized method and apparatus are provided for reducing insurance costs for a drug to an insurer. The method includes the steps of determining a price of the drug from a plurality of pharmacies, the consumer purchasing the drug from a selected pharmacy with a lower relative price of the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Welsh & Katz
20090006138 - Multiple policy claims processing: Methods and systems are provided for processing claims. A claim management case is created for an insured in response to a notice of a claim. One or more insurance policies covering the insured are associated with the claim management case. In some embodiments, all of the insurance policies covering the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090006136 - System and method for insuring against property inspection contingencies: The invention herein provides indemnity insurance that insures against the risk that a property inspection will reveal a defect that cannot be rehabilitated, causing a contract contingent on a satisfactory property condition to result in the termination of a contract for the sale of the property. More particularly the invention... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20090006143 - System and method for interactive natural language rebooking or rescheduling of calendar activities: One embodiment provides a method, that may be implemented on a system, for receiving from a user a request to reschedule a scheduled itinerary of events, the request received in a natural language format; passing the request through a natural language analyzer; processing results of the natural language analyzer against... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090006142 - System and method for tracking spending based on reservations and payments: One embodiment provides a method, that may be implemented on a system for obtaining a schedule of bookings made by a user through an electronic service portal; obtaining a schedule of payment transactions to pay for bookings, the payment transactions comprising one or more of a credit card payment, a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090006144 - Ticket use system and ticket use method: A ticket use system having a high safety and a high operability and suited to be put into practical use. In the ticket use system, a strap tag storing first identification information is given to the user. When reservation of a reserved seat is made through a cellular phone, the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090006145 - Booking advertising campaigns: Various aspects can be implemented for automated booking of advertising campaigns based on reach and frequency goals In general, one aspect can be a method that includes receiving campaign criteria including target reach and frequency for an advertising campaign. The method also includes allocating advertising spots based on the campaign... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090006148 - Apparatus and method for materializing related business intelligence data entities: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to retrieve a set of result values associated with a query to a data source. The set of result values are processed into an intermediate data entity, where the executable instructions to retrieve and process materialize the intermediate data entity. Metadata is... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090006156 - Associating a granting matrix with an analytic platform: Systems and methods presented may involve specifying an availability condition associated with a component of an analytic platform. It may involve storing the availability condition in a matrix. It may involve using the matrix to determine access to the component of the analytic platform.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090006150 - Coherent multi-dimensional business process model: This disclosure relates to methods, systems, and software for processing a coherent multi-dimensional business process model. The software includes computer-readable instructions embodied on media and operable, when executed, to identify a first model and a second model for a business process. The computer-readable instructions are further operable, when executed, to... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20090006151 - Collection of receipt data from point-of-sale devices: A customer receipt data collection robotic (RBOT) device is connected to a point-of-sale (POS) device, such as a cash register, through an available connection link, such as an available auxiliary printer port or in-line connection. The RBOT device operates autonomously to collect receipt data for transmission to a Data Center... Agent: Leighton K. Chong Patent Attorney
20090006154 - Declarative workflow designer: A workflow designer enables a user to author a workflow by arranging building blocks in a particular order using a combination of a graphical designer and a rules based editor. The building blocks are encapsulated and displayed graphically to the user. The building blocks may correspond to events, conditions or... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006153 - Evaluation tool for adjusting resale of machine components: A computer system for a prognostic evaluation system is provided. The computer system has a platform, at least one input device, and a central processing unit in communication with the platform and the at least one input device. The central processing unit is configured to receive use history information for... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090006147 - Method and system for defining and managing information technology projects based on conceptual models: A method and system for defining and managing an information technology project based on a conceptual model. Business requirements of an information technology (IT) solution that indicate a need for an update of a pre-defined conceptual model are defined. Sub-projects of an IT project are defined, which includes aligning the... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090006155 - Method and system for generating information association matrix: A method for generating an information association matrix for assisting service design includes the steps of extracting a DFD number corresponding to an indication number displayed on the matrix from a DFD set master and storing the DFD number in a sub-task master; extracting an action number corresponding to the... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090006149 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing data asset management activities: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing data asset management activities are provided. A method includes defining authorization and authentication permissions for accessing network entities of an organization, defining rules for conducting audits and audit response activities with respect to the network entities, and executing an audit of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090006152 - System and method for estimating a new content level in service agreements: A method for estimating a new content level in service agreements comprises defining a plurality of service requirement options associated with supply chain management processes and establishing a weight factor for each service requirement option. The service requirement options are provided to an interactive interface that allows a user to... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090006146 - System and method for modeling slow changing dimension and auto management using model driven business performance management: A system for generating a model for tracking a changing dimension feature of data in a business model includes a memory for storing the business model and a computer readable code for modeling the changes in the changing dimension feature and a processor for executing the computer readable code to... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090006157 - Systems and methods for determining the level of behavioral concern within a corporate disclosure and displaying the determination in a behavioral assessment matrix: A system and method for determining the level of behavioral concern and displaying the determination in a behavioral assessment matrix is disclosed. Determining the level of behavioral concern is based on the presence or absence of predetermined deceptive behaviors. The deceptive behaviors are identified within a transcript segment, categorized and... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090006159 - Systems and methods for managing communications with internet sales leads: Exemplary methods for generating an initial response communication in response to a lead are provided. Such methods include receiving a sales lead comprising specification information of a product, accessing a database comprising local availability of the product; and determining a price quote based at least in part of the specification... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090006158 - Visualization system for organizational communication: To provide a visualization method for analyzing the condition of an organization, the condition of a sub-organization, and the condition of an individual, with the face-to-face contact communication between members belonging to an organization being used as a cross section. A sensor-net system comprises a plurality of terminals and a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090006165 - Demotion-based arbitration: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for arbitrating requests from multiple agents based on an arbitration list to select an agent to receive an arbitration grant, determining whether the selected agent is associated with a grant counter that is at a value of zero, and if so... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20090006169 - Identification, categorization, and integration of unplanned maintenance, repair and overhaul work on mechanical equipment: An automated interactive method dynamically identifies an unplanned maintenance task during execution of a planned maintenance task on equipment. A user device displays a maintenance menu system for data entry and access and provides an input relating to unplanned maintenance task discovered on the equipment. The unplanned maintenance task is... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090006168 - Information processing system, information processing method and computer readable medium: An information processing system includes: a room specifying unit that specifies a room; an equipment coordinate storing unit that stores a correspondence between the room and a placing location of an information processing equipment equipped in the room; a document specifying unit that specifies a paper document on the basis... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090006163 - Method and system for allocating member compensation: Compensation to be paid to one or more members of an organization is determined. The organization has members organized in a hierarchical structure comprising first-level members, second-level members, and third-level members. A pool of money to be paid to the members in the organization as compensation is identified. A first... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090006166 - Method for solving model-based planning with goal utility dependencies: The presently described embodiments provide a systematic approach for handling cost and utility dependencies together in PSP. In particular, the following are provided: an approach for representing utility dependencies between planning goals using the Generalized Additive Independence (GAI), combining utility theory and deterministic planning and, a novel heuristic framework combining... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20090006167 - System and method for integrating a business process management system with an enterprise service bus: A system and method are described for integrating a business process management (BPM) system with an enterprise service bus. The BPM system is used to model business processes which contain a set of activities linked by transitions. The BPM system is used to define, publish, deploy and execute the processes... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090006164 - System and method for optimizing workforce engagement: A method is provided for optimizing workplace engagement for a plurality of employees performing a plurality of tasks. The method may include receiving productivity data for each of the plurality of employees relative to each of the plurality of tasks and receiving forecasted demands for each of the plurality of... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090006160 - System for assigning personnel to tasks in which the personnel have different priorities among themselves: A method and system for airline crewmembers to interactively query, bid, and receive a work schedule via a network is provided. Each crewmember is able to request which trips to fly and which days off are desired. Trips are awarded to individuals based on their seniority, preferences, availability and the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090006161 - Systems and methods for managing events of event scheduling applications: Systems, methods, and computer program products for managing events in time management or event scheduling applications, such as calendar applications, are disclosed. Embodiments comprise analyzing event parameters, such as selections from input solicited from prospective meeting attendees that are associated with events of the meeting, determining an arrangement of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20090006162 - Workflows leveraging process stages and cross-entity records: A system and method supporting an enhanced customer relationship management uses all system entities across all stages of a workflow to reduce or eliminate redundant data entry and allow creation of front-to-back workflows, e.g. lead-to-cash. Access to all levels of data allows customer service representatives to have access to previously... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20090006173 - Method and apparatus for identifying and using historical work patterns to build/use high-performance project teams subject to constraints: A method for identifying and using historical work patterns to build high-performance project teams, in one aspect, may comprise identifying historical data associated with one or more past projects, determining from said historical data, one or more patterns in team member attributes that are correlated with at least one of... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090006174 - Method and system to connect consumers to information: This invention provides for a method of (or apparatus for) facilitating the delivery of advice to consumers using a server unit which can store and display the names and characteristics of experts and then rapidly assist in connecting the expert and consumer for real-time communication. The server can also have... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090006170 - Production center system: Systems and methods of centralized product production, comprising a job initiation component that receives a job request from a user; a resource management component that delegates tasks to one or more modules to produce a product to meet the job request. The modules can comprise an automated computing system or... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006172 - System and method for providing workflow monitoring: An approach is disclosed for providing a workflow monitoring system. Monitoring is performed for a non-occurrence of a successful movement by an object through a workflow that includes a plurality of activities. A task corresponding to the object is generated to specify non-movement through the workflow.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090006171 - System, method and program for tracking labor costs: System, method and program for tracking labor expended concurrently by a person for a plurality of different projects or accounts. First program instructions generate a display of a list of the plurality of projects or accounts and a respective plurality of fields for the plurality of projects or accounts indicating... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090006178 - Behavioral profiles in sourcing and recruiting as part of a hiring process: A method of selecting potential hires for progression through a hiring process is provided. The method comprises selecting at least one performance indicator for a position, obtaining the at least one performance indicator for a plurality of incumbents in the position, and placing each incumbent in the plurality of incumbents... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20090006175 - Business methods for providing emergency property repairs and other property-related benefits: Disclosed herein business methods for providing property-related repairs, which, among other things, provide property owners with emergency property-related repairs and other benefits and advantages associated with managing and improving their property. In one exemplary embodiment, the business method involves offering membership in an organization that provides emergency repair services for... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090006181 - Capturing and utilizing consumer purchase intent information: System and method for capturing and utilizing consumer purchase intent information comprise obtaining item information, from a user, in a plurality of formats from a plurality of sources, extracting keywords from the item information, organizing item information and keywords in a shopping list, and enabling a display of the shopping... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090006179 - Economic optimization for product search relevancy: In one embodiment, a method is illustrated as including defining a set of perspective objects capable of being placed onto a modified web page, monitoring parameters of a web page, the parameters including a number of times a current object is executed on the web page, using an Artificial Intelligence... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090006182 - Forecasting volume for a promotion: Forecasting the volume of a product as part of a promotion provides for better resource allocation by the retailer and manufacturer to support the promotion.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090006183 - Methods and systems for customized coupon generation: The invention provides various systems and methods for determining if a coupon should be offered and/or for determining the terms of such coupons based on information provided by a party to a transaction. In one exemplary embodiment, a method is provided for electronically generating coupons when performing money transfer transactions.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090006176 - Methods and systems of organizing vendors of production print services by ratings: Methods and systems of evaluating customer satisfaction with a plurality of print-related items are disclosed. A plurality of evaluator ratings, each including an ordinal scale value, may be received for each print-related item in a set. A rating distribution may be determined for each print-related item based on the received... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090006180 - Multiple application advertising: Two or more user applications running on a single mobile device are capable of showing advertising materials. Usage information is collected from the user applications. The usage information tracks exposure to the advertising materials associated with each of the user application. A polling message from a server is received at... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090006187 - Profile based advertising method for out-of-line advertising delivery: A system and method of delivering and accessing information including advertisements targeted to a user that assures the privacy protection of the user, and allows the user to access the advertisements without interrupting the flow of desired information content. The system includes at least one computerized user device and at... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20090006177 - Providing ads to unconnected client devices: Techniques are disclosed, among other things, that provide ads to requesting applications while the client device is not connected to a communication network. An offline advertisement engine is provided for storing business rules for each of a plurality of corresponding stored advertisements, wherein the business rules and advertisements are stored... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090006186 - System for prediction of materialization of a reserved purchase: The present invention provides a system for predicting the likelihood of materialization of pending reservations for the purchase of perishable commodities. Details pertaining to perishable commodities for which reservations for purchase have been made in the past, are gathered and analyzed as are details pertaining to perishable commodities for which... Agent: (saul-end) Patent Docketing Clerk IBM Corporation (saul-end) C/o Saul Ewing LLP
20090006185 - System, method, and apparatus for property appraisals: An appraisal system, method, and apparatus for property appraisals including a collector system, an appraisal database, an accounting system, and a scoring system. The collector system gathers data associated with a property and provides the data to the appraisal database. The collector system also reviews, edits, corrects, validates, and formats... Agent: Shahpar Shahpar Tiffany & Bosco P.A.
20090006184 - Systems and methods for demand aggregation for proposed future items: Embodiments predict, measure, and/or guarantee demand for a contingent or hypothetical future item and, based upon that demand, determining whether or not to actually produce or select the future item. In particular, embodiments measure such demand via forward rights, votes, contingent event certificates, and associated marketplaces.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090006199 - Advertisement application server in ip multimedia subsystem (ims) network: In an advertisement system for an IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) network, multimedia advertisements are transmitted to end-user terminals according to three available advertising service functions: when a user terminal calls a designated phone number; when the system calls a user terminal, typically during a user-designated time window; and when a... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090006210 - Advertisement providing system and an advertisement providing method: The present invention relates to an advertisement information providing system and an advertisement information providing method. According to the present invention, when a data addresser transmits data to a data addressee through a data transmitting server of a network service medium or when the data addressee receives data from the... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20090006188 - Associating an activity with an online advertisement: The disclosed subject matter pertains to systems and/or methods that facilitate associating user activity, such as offline user activity, with an online advertisement. An ad link component can receive information associated with online activity and offline activity of a user, online advertisements, and other information, and can analyze such information.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006205 - Consolidated payment options: A system for making financial transfers between subscribers of a financial transfer service is disclosed. The system may include a receiving subscriber interface (RSI), a sending subscriber interface (SSI), and an agent server (AS). The RSI may be configured to accept a set of invoice information including an identifier of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090006190 - Determining location-based commercial information: Techniques for determining location-based commercial information are described The techniques include receiving a request for an advertisement to be presented together with content provided over a delivery network to a recipient, performing a process to identify advertisement information to be presented based on the content, and if advertisement information is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090006193 - Digital voice communication advertising: Techniques for providing third party incentivized communications sessions are described. In some embodiments, a Voice over IP (VoIP) conversation is sampled for audio information such as a word, phrase, utterance, or phoneme that may be associated with an advertisement in a database. The database may be searched for the audio... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006208 - Display of video with tagged advertising: Tags associated with a video file cause informational images to be displayed at designated times which are correlated to the contents of the video images. The video may be displayed over the internet such that during the display of a video within a portion of the user's display screen, advertiser... Agent: Stiennon & Stiennon
20090006189 - Displaying of advertisement-infused thumbnails of images: An image advertisement system of a computing device displays as part of a display page an advertisement-infused thumbnail of an image prior to displaying the image. The image advertisement system initially receives a display page with an indication of an image to be displayed as part of the display page.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090006213 - Dynamic configuration of an advertisement: Systems and methods for dynamically sizing, structuring and operating advertisements that include a variety of content, including interaction prompts and other elements, which enable an engagement-based revenue generation model. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises storing advertising content, serving an XML file from an advertising server to... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20090006204 - Expedited customer acquisition method for debit payment loyalty program: An expanded customer loyalty program includes an expedited method for acquisition of customers who use the debit method of payment for rewards. New customer acquisition may be accomplished by expeditiously associating the merchant's loyalty card and a customer identification number with the customer's current checking account. The customer acquisition system... Agent: Pedersen & Company, PLLC
20090006212 - Financial institution account-associated rewards program: A system and method of operating a rewards program through a financial institution for granting rewards to customers enrolled in the rewards program wherein the customer receives one or more reward credits in an account associated with the financial institution if the customer meets certain qualification criteria. The method may... Agent: Matheson/ Keys PLLC
20090006196 - Handheld communications device in system for and method of enhancing product selection and purchase in retail environments: A system for, and method of, enhancing product selection and purchase in a retail environment, utilizes a handheld device that includes a cellular telephone operative for long-range, mobile, wireless communication over a wide cellular network, a solid-state imager having an array of image sensors for capturing return light from a... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20090006214 - Interactive advertising: Systems and methods for dynamically sizing, structuring and operating advertisements that include a variety of content, including interaction prompts and other elements, which enable an engagement-based revenue generation model. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises storing advertising content, serving an XML file from an advertising server to... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20090006194 - Location, destination and other contextual information-based mobile advertisements: Described is a technology by which an advertisement is selected for output on a mobile (e.g., vehicle navigation) system based on contextual data, including current state data from a location-sensing (e.g., GPS) device. The advertisement may be an image displayed at a location on a map corresponding to a physical... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006201 - Method and apparatus for storing and accessing url links: Information access is organized in a tree structure of items where each item has an XML data structure with a plurality of containers. The containers identify local or remote information which is accessed and displayed in a single display with multiple pains. The containers may include additional content, related advertising... Agent: Rick B. Yeager, Attorney
20090006211 - Network content and advertisement distribution system and method: A system and method for providing advertising content to a user that is traveling away from a base geographic location. A current physical location of the user is determined. The current physical location of the user is used in evaluating whether the user is traveling away from the base geographic... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20090006209 - Overprint and reprint: A point of sale terminal including a printer and electronic circuitry governing the operation of the printer, the electronic circuitry including transaction voiding responsive functionality for providing a visual indication of transaction voiding on transaction documentation.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090006203 - Payment account processing which conveys financial transaction data and non financial transaction data: A payment processing system enables a consumer to purchase items at a merchant using an account provided by an issuer. Financial data related to payment for the purchase are sent by the merchant through an acquirer and a transaction expeditor to the issuer. The issuer responds by determining whether to... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090006192 - Point of presence sponsorship mechanism for digital content objects: Particular embodiments of the present invention are related to a point-of-presence distribution and sponsorship mechanism facilitating sponsored distribution and use of digital content, ad content and revenue generation opportunities.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090006198 - Product displays for retail stores: Displays displaying encased demonstrative products provide shoppers in a retail store an opportunity to inspect a product before purchasing the product.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090006197 - Profile based advertising method for out-of-line advertising delivery: A system and method of delivering and accessing information including advertisements targeted to a user that assures the privacy protection of the user, allows the user to access the advertisements without interrupting the flow of desired information content, monitors the user's interaction with the advertisements to provide advertisers with performance-based... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20090006202 - System and method for providing identity-based services: Users of Internet communication services (e.g., SKYPE messaging service, GOOGLETALK messaging service, AOL INSTANT MESSENGER messaging service, and MICROSOFT MESSENGER messaging service, IP PBX systems, etc.) that are initially identified using separate identifiers (e.g., username@serviceprovider) can manage these network identities using a single, personal, unified set of account information managed... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20090006195 - System for targeting communications based on media interaction habits: A method of sending a targeted communication on behalf of an interested party to individuals that access media content through a media service provider includes receiving information regarding particular media content accessed by each of the individuals from the associated media service providers, storing that information in a secure manner,... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090006206 - Systems and methods for facilitating advertising and marketing objectives: A system and method for leveraging personal information published on social networking sites leverage gleaned psychographic profile information to produce revenues for both social networking sites and content producers. Personal information on every web page of the site is analyzed automatically to categorize publishers as belonging to one or more... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20090006215 - Systems and methods for generating, reviewing, editing, and transferring an advertising unit in a single environment: This invention is directed to embodiments of systems and methods for generating, reviewing, editing, and transmitting an advertising unit in a single environment. In one embodiment, a method can include executing an ad unit component module program adapted to operate in a single environment. The method can further include simultaneously... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090006191 - Targeting in-video advertising: Techniques for presenting a content item with a media item are described. The techniques include receiving user input indicating a placement preference for a content item to be presented with a media item. The placement preference indicates a presentation preference of the content item relative to presentation of the media... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090006207 - Using previous user search query to target advertisements: A system and method to target advertisements to a user search query using a previously entered user search query as well as the current search query. The previously entered search query can accompanying the current search query in a query referrer, or can be determined separately from the current search... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090006217 - Effecting an electronic payment: Effecting an electronic payment from customers to vendors over the Internet is disclosed. A vendor (111) offers a product to potential customers (102) over the Internet. A customer browsers the Internet and the customer has a mobile cellular telephone (202) configured to receive premium rate mobile terminating text messages. Transaction... Agent: James C. Wray
20090006219 - Method for distribution of an aquarium kit: A method for distributing an aquarium kit through use of a Gift Card or Redemption Card. The Redemption Card is similar to a gift card and will entitle consumers to redeem an aquarium kit, via phone or internet, for direct shipment to any desired location. The Redemption Card will eliminate... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090006216 - Method, device, and system for analyzing and ranking web-accessable data targets: A method, system, and computer program product for locating a relevant product via a computer network includes receiving, at a client terminal, a search topic from a user and one or more attributes associated with the topic and assigning a rating to at least one of the attributes. A server... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20090006218 - System and method for sharing gains to promote sales through evaluation contents of goods on web site: The present invention provides a system and method for sharing profits with beneficiaries designated by a recommender who evaluates goods of an on-line shopping mall or an on-line portal site etc. (hereinafter, an e-trading system), when a purchaser connects to the e-trading platform and buys goods of the e-trading platform... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090006220 - Method and apparatus for creation and maintenance of database structure: The invention provides a method for configuring a database system to store information regarding a plurality of items, the method comprising: establishing a database on a computer system; establishing within the database a first object corresponding to a first item of the plurality of items; generating within the first object... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20090006221 - Systems and methods for automated internet-based auctions: The present invention relates to systems and 5 methods for implementing an automated auction process that is held at a designated time on the Internet, and that ends after bidding has been completed. In accordance with these systems and methods, a server connected to a plurality of workstations may establish... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090006222 - System for the operation and management of a fleet of refrigerated autonomous containers: System for the operation and management of a fleet of refrigerated autonomous containers for transporting perishable goods, comprising: containers provided with a passive tag comprising identification information and with an active tag comprising a temperature probe and a recorder connected to said probe and capable of recording the measured temperature... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property
20090006223 - Method and system for checking a bill of material: A method and a system for checking a bill of material (BOM) are provided. Firstly, a transforming unit transforms an initial configuration list of a product into a BOM. Next, a model number corresponding to the product is chosen from an input unit. Then, the product is pictorialized by a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090006224 - Control system method for internet communication: The present invention relates to a system that enables an Internet call between a provider and a customer by using the Internet, and particularly, to an Internet call controlling system and a method thereof for making a call between the customer and the corresponding provider over the Internet or with... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090006225 - Distribution channels and monetizing: A system to facilitate royalty tracking is provided. The system includes at least one tag to identify a portion of a creative work. A distribution component tracks the portion of the creative work and a crediting component reports usage of the creative work when the portion is detected in a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006226 - Stock analyzing engine: A computer implemented system and method for providing intuitive graphs depicting stock market performance over a computer network, the system comprising: at least one database maintaining separately stored fundamental data for each publicly traded company, a server computer communicatively coupled to the database and accessible via client computers to a... Agent: Leon E. Jew The Schinner Law Group
20090006227 - System and method for generating consolidation indicators: A investment portfolio accounting system and method are provided. The system determines the percentage ownership in a number of investment securities. The system flags securities according to predetermined accounting and business rules. Consolidating or derecognizing the security with others interests is also determined by the system in accordance with predetermined... Agent: Fann-mke C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20090006228 - Time tracking system and method of use: A system and method of managing time and, more particularly, to a system and method for automatically tracking time in an electronic system. The system includes a time tracking tool is configured to be integrated with an instant messaging system. The time tracking tool is configured to associate a received... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090006229 - System and method for telephony billing codes: A system and method for implementing a billing service plan for separating communications expenses. Expenses related to a communication for an individual user are separated into two or more categories based on user input before, during, or after the communication occurs. The expenses of the communication are apportioned to the... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP
20090006234 - Certification method for electronic payment and id authentication terminal and atm: A certification method for electronic payment and ID authentication terminal and ATM. When customer would be shopping and pay, the customer sent the electronic-payment certification information to the electronic-payment certificate authority in phone dialing mode, then said authority verifies this information and transmits the certification result to the ID authentication... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090006233 - Electronic fund transfers using an electronic mail interface: A system and a method are disclosed for using an electronic mail (e-mail) interface to initiate and configure an electronic fund transfer. A fund transfer module is operatively interfaced with an e-mail module, allowing the fund transfer module and e-mail module to communicate data between each other. Responsive to the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090006230 - Identity risk scoring: An identity risk score may be determined for subscribers of a service to indicate a level of confidence or certainty associated with a subscriber's identity. The identity risk score may be modified upward or downward in order to reflect changing levels of certainty. The changes may be based on transactions... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20090006238 - Match server for a financial exchange having fault tolerant operation: Fault tolerant operation is disclosed for a primary match server of a financial exchange using an active copy-cat instance, a.k.a. backup match server, that mirrors operations in the primary match server, but only after those operations have successfully completed in the primary match server. Fault tolerant logic monitors inputs and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20090006236 - Method and system for identifying high probability trade matches: Methods and Systems for routing an indication of interest message are provided in which one or more external trade messaging systems are monitored to discover and collect information related to a trading posture of a plurality of trading counterparties. The information related to the trading posture of the plurality of... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20090006237 - Method and system for portable retirement investment: A process and a system for providing a user with a plurality of periodic retirement income payments is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of receiving an input including two of a retirement date, a minimum retirement income amount and a defined premium payment amount for payment over a plurality... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090006231 - Methods and systems for estimating trade cost: In one aspect, the invention comprises: (a) calculating an average bid-ask spread of securities; (b) calculating values associated with one or more markets; (c) receiving and storing data regarding an order size for the securities; (d) receiving and storing data regarding an average daily volume of the securities traded on... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090006235 - Processing contingent payments: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for granting authorization to conduct a monetary transfer. A proposal is created. The proposal specifies one or more named third parties, one or more specified actions, and a time frame in which the one or more specified actions is... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.
20090006232 - Secure computer and internet transaction software and hardware and uses thereof: Methods of using an alternate embedded browser object in conjunction with an ecommerce transaction software system are described that comprise providing a server; providing a client; providing a user; and utilizing a software application, a code, a password or a combination thereof for server and client authentication, wherein the software... Agent: Buchalter Nemer
20090006239 - System and method for categorizing transactions: A system and method of allowing individuals to categorize transaction information. A user of the system may establish transaction identifiers that may be employed during or subsequent to a transaction in order to categorize transaction information.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090006274 - Commodities based securities and shipping certificate therefor: The subject invention pertains to securities, preferably exchange traded funds, or ETFs, relating to commodities subject to futures contracts in a commodities market. More specifically, the invention relates to shipping certificates for commodities that dynamically compensate for commodity “roll neutrality” adjustments by altering the quantity of commodity associated with the... Agent: Keith D. Nowak
20090006268 - Computer-based method for teaming research analysts to generate improved securities investment recommendations: A computer-based method for combining investment recommendations of individual research providers such as stock analysts. The method includes providing a server running a research team management module. A list of individual research providers is displayed on a client node linked to the server network. A research team is generated based... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090006269 - Income strategy selector system: An income strategy selector method and related system enable a user to select the most appropriate income strategy, or group of strategies based upon the personal investment characteristics of the user. A plurality of questions is presented to the user to determine the investment characteristics of the user. Based upon... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP New York
20090006275 - Method and apparatus for calculating credit risk of portfolio: The risk measures of a portfolio are calculated with speed. Concerning a loss for each of the sectors to which the companies constituting the portfolio belong, the Laplace transform of a conditional probability distribution in which factors affecting management indexes are respective values is calculated in advance and stored in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090006272 - Methods for reorganizing an equity float structure: A method for reorganizing the stock of a publicly traded corporation. The method includes issuing a mandatory fractional dividend of free trading stock for each outstanding share of free trading stock. The method also includes exchanging all prior outstanding free trading shares for non-trading securities that can be converted back... Agent: David Korman
20090006270 - Performance risk management system: The embodiments of this invention relate to methods for developing risked budgetary performance estimates by analyzing commodity price risk(s) utilizing cash-flow-at-risk assessments in combination with Monte Carlo simulations. This automated method for risk analysis, includes modeling assets of a portfolio as derivatives; collecting pricing data and volatility surfaces related to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090006273 - Stock purchase indices: A method and system for determining investor participation driven stock purchase indices. Raw customer trading data is received from an accounting system. The raw customer trading data is then aggregated to generate daily transaction total counts for all stocks (that is, total shares bought and sold, total market value, etc.)... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090006271 - System and method of visual illustration of stock market performance: The present invention provides a system and method for calculating and arraying an entirely universe of publicly traded stock performance data, technical and dynamic range of movement stock price data, underlying operating corporate balance sheet plus income statement fundamental data and ratios, and derived corporate operating and stock analysis data... Agent: Leon E. Jew The Schinner Law Group
20090006267 - Systems and methods for compliance screening and account management in the financial services industry: Systems and methods for assisting financial services firms in the suitability screening and management of customer accounts, including computer programs for implementing such systems and methods, are disclosed. An illustrative system for performing compliance and account management at a financial services firm can include a number of representatives each having... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090006242 - Automated auctioning method for market evaluation: In an automatic auctioning method for determining market valuations, the auction process operates in two rounds, whereby the first round is a “sealed bid first price” auction while the second round is an “ascending price” auction. All bids and the winners of both rounds are kept confidential until the second... Agent: Unilever Patent Group
20090006243 - Networked electronic trading system: There is described a networked electronic trading system in which an administration server approves each trade of electronic data corresponding to a copyright-protected work between clients of the networked electronic trading system. The administration server has a database which stores information for a plurality of electronic data files, the information... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20090006241 - System and method for displaying multiple charts of related stock candidates and its method: A system to display multiple charts of related stock candidates and method thereof are described. Embodiments of the present invention solves problems of limited ability to simultaneously view multiple charts. It is an object of the present invention to provide for simultaneous viewing of multiple stock charts in one screen... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20090006244 - System and method for performing automatic spread trading: The present embodiments are provided to facilitate the automatic trading of spreads in a fast and accurate manner. One or more market data feeds that contain market information for tradeable objects are received at an exchange. A spread data feed is generated in response to the market data feeds and... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20090006240 - System and method of a trading room: A system of a trading room over a network and method thereof is described. The present invention solves problems of limited ability to demonstrate trading skills. A trading room system includes a user and trading room. A user may demonstrate trading and simultaneously share information with other users. It is... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20090006245 - Method and system for administering linked loans: In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a method of managing more than one loan agreement pertaining to a single loaned sum repayable in one or more scheduled installment amounts comprising providing a first loan agreement and a second loan agreement and administering the two. The first loan agreement exists... Agent: Kevin M. Farrell Pierce Atwood
20090006246 - Method and system for simulating an on-line credit application: A system and method for testing an electronic or on-line credit application process is provided. The system and method, which may be run in a production environment, include selecting at least one fictional credit applicant entity from an entity database. A script database then executes one or more predetermined test... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv
20090006250 - Methods and systems for tracking and reporting financial transactions: This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for tracking and reporting multiple financial transactions. The method may include initiating a financial transaction by a user at an interface. The financial transaction may include multiple transactional steps. The method may further include generating notifications corresponding to the plurality of transactional steps.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090006249 - Process of and system for advancing credit for cash collections: A process for providing bank credit to retailers for cash collections that are carried out during retailers' normal business operations. The process entails a retailer collecting cash over a period of time, such as over a single or multiple business days, generally in exchange for goods and/or services, depositing the... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20090006247 - Services for billing and management of consumable resources: Provided are systems and services for billing and managing on-demand access to consumable goods and services. The system allows a user to consume resources via an application on a computing device by connecting to a service and requesting access to the resource based on a stored balance associated with a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090006248 - Transfer of title through intermediary: Disclosed are novel tools (including, without limitation, systems, methods and software) to facilitate the sale of items of property and/or for providing title transfer services that ensure that the purchaser of the items of property (real or personal) receives adequate title to the property. In an aspect, the tools can... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090006252 - Billing data report system: A method and a system directed to a billing data report system are described. For example, a server receives billing data from one or more data sources, generates one or more calculated results using the billing data and using a term from a service level agreement, and transmits one or... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090006253 - System and method for data comparison and reconciliation by a business customer using an electronic bill presentment system: A method for flexible automated comparison of a biller's data with the business customer's data via the EBPP system that is in place between the two. The biller stores a first set of customer billing data in its EBPP database. The customer stores a second set of customer billing data... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090006251 - Universal rollover account: A system, method and computer program product for allowing users to set-up a separate stored value account on their transaction instrument to fund expenses. The stored value account, referred to herein as a Universal Rollover Account (URA) system, can be funded by check, an Automated Clearing House (ACH), or by... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090006254 - Virtual prepaid or credit card and process and system for providing same and for electronic payments: A virtual credit card, as a set of data, free of a physical substrate, the data being adapted to authorize a person who is in possession thereof to pay for a product or service, in particular in the framework of an online transaction, the data set being produced on the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090006255 - Method of authentication of the items put into circulation: An efficient and universal anti-counterfeit protection of commercial products allows consumers, wholesalers and interested regulatory authorities to rapidly and reliably check the authenticity of products put into circulation. The authentication system administrator manufactures and provides the manufacturer of an authentic product with the requested quantity of authentication marks. Each authentication... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090006256 - Peer to peer file sharing mobile system with copyright protection: The present invention relates a peer to peer system for enabling a mobile device user to legally search and only legally download content items by his mobile device, comprising: (a) a user software having a user interface at the mobile device for connecting to a peer to peer network, searching... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20090006259 - Method of verifying that an up-to-date software license key is not overwritten by an outdated software license key: The present invention provides a method of verifying that an up-to-date software license key is not overwritten by an out of date software license key. One embodiment of the method includes transmitting a first software license key and a first timestamp towards a network element that has software installed thereon.... Agent: Mark W. Sincell Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.
20090006261 - Portable device for carrying licenses: A licensing device is used for storing one or more licenses for licensable content such as music, video, e-books, software applications, online memberships, and the like. The licensing device communicates with a user's computing devices enabling licensable content to be downloaded and/or activated on a particular computing device. The communication... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006258 - Registration process: The description generally provides for systems and methods for a registration process. Archives of seals can be sealed to protect the integrity of the seals and facilitate validation in the event a sealing party's sealed registration document is revoked. A document can be sealed multiple times to nest seals within... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090006260 - Server side reversible hash for telephone-based licensing mechanism: A system and method are disclosed relating to authenticating software licenses associated with a software product. During an installation process, a purchaser of a software product may contact a vendor representative via a telephone connection and verbally relay a data packet, which may be an installation ID. The vendor server... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090006257 - Thread-based software license management: An apparatus, program product and method of managing a software license on a computer on a thread-by-thread bases, e.g., within a scheduler and dispatcher. A software license resource is associated with an execution thread of a task or process. The execution thread is selectively dispatched for execution based upon a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20090006262 - Financial transaction payment processor: A financial transaction payment processor includes an account access request processor for receiving dynamic swipe data from a payment card through a merchant infrastructure. A fraud detection processor is connected to analyze a dynamic data obtained by the account access request processor that should agree with values pre-loaded in a... Agent: Richard B. Main, Esq. Patents Pending
20090006263 - Technique for securely communicating information: A system that communicates information is described. During operation, this system receives an encryption key through a first wireless communication technique, wherein the first wireless communication technique includes near field communication. Then, the system communicates a document through a second wireless communication technique, where the document is associated with a... Agent: Pvf -- Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090006264 - Methods and systems for secure voice-authenticated electronic payment: This application discloses systems, methods, and processes for providing a secure, voice-authenticated form of electronic payment from a device. The described exemplary system provides an infrastructure for receiving an electronic payment request, verifying the request using voice authentication, and allowing or denying the request based on the authentication or non-authentication... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090006266 - Electronic block trading system and method of operation: A system and method are described and disclosed that are used for effecting large block trades of securities in an automated and anonymous matter in which fair pricing is carried out using features of the NBBO. The automated trading the system and method also will carry out negotiations to effect... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090006265 - Systems and methods for real-time media placement: A media reservation system and method for secure, dependable, real-time reservation of media space on a plurality of media distribution channels. The system and method include transporting media to the location from which the media will enter a media distribution channel and the placement of the media in the media... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090006116 - Feature management of a communication device: A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the establishment and enforcement of policies or rules associated with the feature or functions that may be performed with the device. Modern communication devices are capable of many things, including making and receiving calls, exchanging... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20090006200 - System and methods for managing the utilization of a communications device: A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the allocation of electronic wallets that are associated with one or more devices and various controls that enable at least two entities to manage how the device is utilized for various activities and to pay... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20090006277 - Method for network capacity planning with proper accounting of spare capacity: An apparatus and method for introducing new factors to properly account for the benefits of carrying an appropriate amount of capacity in a communication network. The present invention defines a variable that represents the benefit of the spare capacity of a link. The notion of benefit is similar to the... Agent: Mr. S. H. Dworetsky At&t Corp.
20090006276 - Modular computer program for managing dynamic pricing information: Users of a computer network (e.g., the Internet) can be encouraged to access dynamic pricing information (e.g., bid/ask pricing information for goods/services available in commerce) on the computer network (e.g., collected and maintained by a dynamic pricing system) by distributing to one or more users of the computer network (e.g.,... Agent: Duane Morris LLP
20090006278 - Technique for producing constructed fares: A technique for producing constructed fares that include an arbitrary added to a published fare is described. The techniques determine interior cities that appear with gateway cities in arbitraries for the airline and searches for gateway cities corresponding to the determined interior cities appearing in the arbitraries. The technique applies... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090006279 - Automatic utility usage rate analysis methodology: An automatic method of which days/hours represent good candidates for reducing demand to achieve potential savings and the amount of demand reduction that can be achieved with a tolerable level of disruption to status quo operations. Demand interval data including utility usage rate (UUR) values is received from one or... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)
20090006280 - Compositions and methods for producing fermentation products and residuals: The present invention provides compositions and methods designed to increase value output of a fermentation reaction. In particular, the present invention provides a business method of increasing value output of a fermentation plant. The present invention also provides a modified fermentation residual of higher commercial value. Also provided in the... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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