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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination March listing by industry category 03/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090083060 - Automated computer electronics device reporting: A system for generating and submitting reports about consumer electronics devices, including a consumer electronics device, including a host interface, for connecting a wireless communication card to a consumer electronics device, and a host memory storage unit, for storing technical information and usage information about the consumer electronics device, denoted... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20090083058 - Business context data companion tool: Methods and apparatuses enable rendering business context data in a desktop widget. The business context data describes a resource, a view, and actionable context data that relate to a business scenario. The business context data is processed to determine a UI component to generate to represent the business context data.... Agent: Sap/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090083049 - Claim chart creation system: A process for creating a claim chart. Information is maintained in a database about a patent portfolio including at least one patent including at least one claim having at least one claim element and about a product portfolio including at least one product having at least one product characteristic. A... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC
20090083050 - Compilation and distribution of data for aircraft fleet management: A fleet management service receives HUMS data from a multitude of operators, compiles the HUMS data, and communicates fleet management data to each of the multiple of operators as compared to a fleet of that aircraft type. The fleet management service provides an executive level summary of each operator's aircraft,... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090083061 - Content providing/obtaining system: A content providing apparatus previously receives customer identification information and content identification information as customer reservation information via a terminal device, and sends customer desired content data corresponding to the content identification information to a content obtaining apparatus, so as to provide a customer with the customer desired content data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090083051 - Interactive self-contained business transaction virtual object generation: A method for generating a virtual object in a virtual environment that includes performing a business transaction in a virtual environment, completing the business transaction, and generating a virtual object responsive to the completing the business transaction. The virtual object contains information related to at least one of a product... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20090083056 - Method and apparatus for version management of a data entity: A system for identifying a parameter in a version of a data entity created at a specific time, wherein at a first time the version is an active version and at a second time the version is a previous version, the system comprising: a database for storing the plurality of... Agent: Gregory J. Lavorgna Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20090083055 - Method and system for a scratchcard: A method and a system are provided for providing online services associated with a scratchcard, such as domain name registration, online storage and Internet hosting. The method includes providing the scratchcard to a user, the scratchcard including a non-visible portion displaying an identifier. The method includes, responsive to a user... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090083062 - Method and system for providing access to electronic learning and social interaction with in a single application: A system for managing academic and social life for students includes a central server connected to a wide-area network and storing a repertoire of logic functions for use by students in managing academic activities; and a plurality of computerized appliances associated with individual students, the computerized appliances connectable to the... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20090083053 - Method for linking intellectual property system to other system and the system: Provided are a method and system capable of reducing unnecessary developing and operating costs by implementing data exchange or screen association in different intellectual property information systems having different server from each other. The method associates at least first and second different intellectual property related systems operated by different servers... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090083054 - Process to determine the authenticity context and quality context of products: The information surrounding the manufacturing of a product is called a manufacturing context. The manufacturing context of a product provides details about the source and quality of raw material together with the detail of manufacturing and quality assurance throughout the manufacturing process. A product identifier is a unique identifier generated... Agent: Sing Chi Koo
20090083048 - System and method for providing an application service: Systems and methods for providing an efficient application service is provided. The systems and methods may include one or more hardware and/or software modules that may receive one or more application datasets from an applicant to forward to one or more of a plurality of application recipients. One or more... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090083059 - System and method for retroactive, dynamic monitoring of low layout heights in dangerous events: The invention relates to a system and to a method for retroactive, dynamic determination and/or monitoring of low layout heights of technical systems (201, 211, 221). Measuring data can be aggregated and analysed and operation-specific system means (14) can be activated. A parameter (30), which is based on the detected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090083057 - Use of commodity pricing information in making decisions on purchasing of items: A computer implemented approach which simplifies the task of a user in using commodity pricing information in making decisions on purchasing of items. The user is provided a suitable interface using which the constituent commodities and the required respective quantities for each item may be specified. The digital processing system... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20090083052 - Virtual business object business processes in a virtual environment: A method for virtual business object processes in a virtual environment that includes presenting at least one process for selection by an avatar in a virtual environment, the at least one process being encapsulated with a virtual business object (VBO) associated with a completed business transaction in the virtual environment,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20090083065 - Automatic substantiation of health-related purchases using a hipaa-unregulated network: Transaction network operators can facilitate transactions of healthcare related goods via customers' tax-advantaged accounts, but without subjecting themselves to privacy regulations. Authorization for healthcare related purchases, including both price information and product information, is passed over PBM networks or other networks that already are regulation-compliant, while other purchase requests pass... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090083064 - Competitive online prescription pricing system: A method and system for providing a transaction where a consumer with a valid refill for a prescription drug previously filled by a licensed pharmacist, wherein the consumer sends a bid for the prescription drug price to several participating pharmacies simultaneously online receives an offer from a pharmacy for the... Agent: Elizabeth Waiguchu-jackson
20090083073 - Home healthcare documentation clearing house: A system and method for handling communications, including care plan oversight, between medical providers, home healthcare providers and others using a central clearing house to link the respective parties together.... Agent: Ungaretti & Harris LLP Intellectual Property Group - Patents
20090083072 - Medical information processing system, medical information processing method, and computer readable medium: There is provided a medical information processing system including a diagnosis information storing section that stores thereon frequency information in association with an initial diagnosis and a conclusive diagnosis, where the frequency information indicates a frequency with which a combination of the initial diagnosis and the conclusive diagnosis that is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083069 - Medical payment system with delayed settlement: Medical professionals may obtain payment authorization from their patients, even before the insurance company or other payer has determined the patient's ultimate financial obligation. In particular, the medical professional or their administrative staff may estimate the patient's financial obligations, obtain authorization for payment, and then subsequently collect payment at a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090083066 - Method for routing user service requests from a telemedicine station: A station such as a telemedicine booth may send a request for medical service to a routing agent, which may route the request for medical service to a medical service provider. The routing may be based on one or more routing criteria, such as for example medical parameters of a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090083067 - Methods and kits for selecting a health care product: s
20090083068 - Nosologic system of diagnosis: Nosologic classification of diseases is accessible on line in a computer system. A computer data base has records of discriminating features, consistent features and variable features of known afflictions. The features are in classification domains which include a phenomenologically classified domain, classified by listing commonly agreed on observations and distinguishing... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090083063 - System for physician directed digital medical image data transmission between medical institutions: A system allows transmittal of digital medical images of patients being transferred from a sending medical institution to a receiving medical institution. The system uses institutional account passwords, physician specific passwords, and a patient specific digital imaging data code (PSDIDC). Digital medical imaging data is uploaded to the system website... Agent: William C. Cahill
20090083071 - Systems and methods for controlling and billing neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for controlling and/or billing a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices for controlling and/or billing treatment of disorders that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein for controlling and/or billing neuro-EEG synchronization therapies... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090083070 - Therapy adjustment based on patient event indication: An indication that a patient event occurred may be used to evaluate the efficacy of at least one therapy program and/or adjust therapy delivery to the patient. In some examples, the patient event indication includes patient input that may be received via an event indication button of a programming device.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090083074 - Medical report making system, and medical report making apparatus and method: A doctor interprets medical images taken through a medical inspection of a patient, and makes an image interpretation report on an image interpretation report making terminal, showing a result of the image interpretation. At that time, the doctor sets the degree of importance of the result of the image interpretation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083075 - System and method for analyzing medical data to determine diagnosis and treatment: A system and method for generating an action plan for diagnosis and treatment of a patient. In particular, a historical database is complied which includes a plurality of records. Each record includes a personal profile and diagnosis data for a person. A plurality of characterizations and corresponding weighting coefficients are... Agent: George A Leone, Sr Citadel Patent Law
20090083078 - Damage input matrix redesign: A method and system for analyzing damage to a package to process a damage claim is disclosed. Each package contains one or more pieces of merchandise, internal packaging surrounding the merchandise, such as bubble sheets, and external packaging, such as an envelope or box. In accordance with the method of... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090083079 - System and method of processing a health insurance claim: A system and method of processing a health insurance claim are provided. According to the method, transaction data is received that has been transmitted from a third party computer via an open communication channel with the third party computer. The transaction data relates to a health insurance transaction and includes... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090083077 - Techniques for arranging views and navigating in a web-centric insurance management system: A scalable, adaptable, modular, and web-centric Insurance Back-Office System (IBOS) for serving the needs of carriers, agencies, agents, and service providers in the insurance industry is disclosed. The IBOS provides a framework for allowing web-centric collaboration among agents, agencies, carriers, and service providers, using applications that manage applicants, cases, and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090083076 - Techniques for ensuring data security among participants in a web-centric insurance management system: A scalable, adaptable, modular, and web-centric Insurance Back-Office System (IBOS) for serving the needs of carriers, agencies, agents, and service providers in the insurance industry is disclosed. The IBOS provides a framework for allowing web-centric collaboration among agents, agencies, carriers, and service providers, using applications that manage applicants, cases, and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090083081 - Content providing/obtaining system: A content providing apparatus previously receives customer identification information and content identification information as customer reservation information via a terminal device, and sends customer desired content data corresponding to the content identification information to a content obtaining apparatus, so as to provide a customer with the customer desired content data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090083084 - Dynamic interactive user interface: The present invention relates to an interactive user interface and method that presents a coherent view of an inventory of seats in a venue. The user interface is dynamically updated based on selections by the users. Embodiments include a method for displaying to users a physical layout of seats and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090083082 - 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
20090083080 - Method, apparatus and program product for facilitating transfer of group meeting contracts: A method for facilitating transfer of meeting contracts between parties includes providing a database of records of contracted meetings at hotels that are available for transfer. A search engine is provided for searching the contracted meeting records database according to entered criteria, the search engine operable to identify available contracted... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.
20090083083 - System and method for maintaining coherency of data entries: The present invention relates to a system and method for maintaining coherency of data entries related to seat information obtained from remote venues. The method handles queries regarding seat status, including information indicating seat availability. Information obtained based on the queries are transmitted to a first general purpose computer for... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090083086 - System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats: The present invention relates to a system and method for selecting and reserving airline seats. The system or method transmits information relating to available seats on one or more airplanes traveling a flight segment of a trip to an application running on a general purpose computer for display to an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090083085 - System and method for selecting and reserving sets of seats: The present invention relates to a system and method for selecting and reserving sets of seats in a venue. The system and method transmit information relating to sets of available seats in a venue to an application running on a general purpose computer for display to the end user. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090083100 - Collision avoidance: In a method for avoiding a collision on a job site, information is received regarding a plurality of selected entities on the job site. The information is received at a location independent from the entities. The information is evaluated to determine whether a trigger has occurred. The trigger is associated... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20090083090 - Comprehensive waste billing system: An apparatus, program product and method validate service provider invoices for a customer to ensure that the waste disposal services associated with such invoices are both authorized to be performed and priced correctly in view of a contract between the customer and the service provider. Such invoice validation may be... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090083102 - Computer method and apparatus for engineered product management using a project view and a visual grammar: Computer method and apparatus managing software configuration revisions. A repository holds one or more assets. For each asset, the repository holds respective revisions of the asset. A revision manager tracks changes of state of assets of the repository. Each change of state of a given asset results in a respective... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090083101 - Computer method and apparatus for indicating performance of assets and revisions held in a repository: Computer method and apparatus managing engineering product revisions. A repository holds one or more assets. For each asset, the repository holds respective revisions of the asset. A revision manager tracks changes of state of assets of the repository. Each change of state of a given asset results in a respective... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090083096 - Handling product reviews: A method for handling product reviews can detect a first quality product review from a second quality product review. The first and second quality product reviews can be associated with a product. The first quality product review can be filtered. An opinion segment in the second quality product review can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083091 - Method and apparatus for assigning material transport vehicle idle locations: A method for determining parking assignments for material handling vehicles in a manufacturing system is provided. The manufacturing system is operable to perform fabrication processes on a plurality of loads. The method includes identifying at least one idle material handling vehicle. A first cost factor associated with expected transit times... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090083092 - Method and system for generating a task list in an enterprise system: Disclosed is a method and system for defining a step of a business scenario, converting the step to a business process executable in an enterprise system and generating a task list containing a list of business processes in the business scenario.... Agent: Sap Ag
20090083103 - Method and system for measuring organisational culture: A method for measuring the culture of an organisation includes establishing (202) a plurality of categories relating to the culture of the organisation, said categories being grouped into a plurality of clusters, wherein each cluster includes a selected one or more of the categories which relate to a predetermined aspect... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090083095 - Method and system for sorting online advertisements: A method and system for sorting online advertisements to enable users of online advertising networks, auctions, merchants, etc. to identify known or trusted parties are provided. Users designate other users as friends. When a user searches for or browses through advertisements, those advertisements posted by the user's friends are easily... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090083087 - Modeling of task-based constraints and automated policy derivation: A method and system for the augmentation of at least one task of a business process model are described, such augmentation including receiving a task-based authorization constraint to be applied to the at least one task. An augmented business process model is generated utilizing the business process model and the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20090083099 - Online interactive website for the jewelry industry: An online network including an interactive website by which to enable jewelers and others associated with the jewelry industry to quickly and easily conduct searches from a desktop computer to enhance their business. According to a preferred embodiment, the online searches that may be conducted at the website relate to... Agent: Morland C. Fischer
20090083097 - Process for water storage facilities: The present invention provides a process comprising the evaluation, planning, and provision of maintenance and repair services for water storage facilities on an ongoing, integrated and monitored basis including the use of comprehensive maintenance and state of the art cleaning and circulation technologies.... Agent: Harold H. Flanders
20090083094 - Renewal method and system: A renewal method and system. The method includes receiving, by a computing system from a requester, a selection of said first candidate from a list of candidates. The computing system retrieves a portion of candidate related data from an original request document for the candidate. The computing system receives from... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090083104 - Single point of entry for web applications: A method for centralizing web application interaction, the method including handling a request, using a central point of entry, from a remote application, determining a local application suitable for processing the request, and handing out the request to the, local application determined to be suitable for processing the request.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090083088 - Synchronizing data between business applications: Architecture for synchronizing data between business applications according to a multi-master arrangement. Changes to business entities can be snapshot changes, delta changes, and long-running process changes, the latter which can be derived from the first two. The architecture includes automatic error retry logic, such that when synchronization errors occur, the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083098 - System and method for an online auction with optimal reserve price: An improved system and method for an online auction with optimal reserve price is provided. An auction engine may choose advertisements for web page placements using an optimal reserve price. To estimate an optimal reserve price, a bid may be received from a bidder for the keyword, click-through rates of... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090083093 - System, method and apparatus for tracking and rating renters: An application for a method of tracking and assessing rentals includes entering renter information regarding a renter and entering rental assessment data regarding at least one rental at a client computer and transferring the renter information and the rental assessment data from the client computer to a server computer system.... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090083089 - Systems and methods for analyzing failure modes according to cost: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for analyzing failure modes derived from a failure modes and effects analysis. One or more failure modes for a product are identified. A respective cost exposure for each of the identified one or more failure modes is determined in order to provide... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090083106 - Automatically updating contingent events in electronic calendar systems: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for managing contingent events in an electronic calendar system. A priority is associated with each event among two or more events. The two or more events are at least partly overlapping in the electronic calendar system. When a high... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.
20090083108 - Enterprise system having a smart distance among artifacts, and apparatus and method for providing the smart distance among the artifacts: An enterprise system includes a plurality of artifacts (e.g., persons, objects, databases, autonomous elements, intelligent agents, information systems, etc), and a smart distance (e.g., a distance which may optimize the performance of the enterprise system) between the plurality of artifacts.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090083105 - Meeting coordination system with dependency rules for alternate meeting processing: Methods and systems are provided for setting up a meeting schedule for people whose representation at the meeting is essential to holding the meeting. If the person whose representation at the meeting is essential can be represented by someone else at the meeting, the system sets up a predefined dependency... Agent: The Brevetto Law Group, PLLC
20090083107 - Method and system for strategic global resource sourcing: Method and system for strategic global resource sourcing in one aspect incorporates concurrently a plurality of qualitative and quantitative attributes that influence performance of sourcing strategy with respect to one or more quantitative measures, quantifies an impact of said qualitative attributes using said one or more quantitative measures, and optimizes... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090083109 - System and method for selecting and protecting intellectual property assets: The present invention relates to systems and methods for intellectual property asset selection and protection. In an embodiment, an intellectual property selection system receives from an innovator an innovation submission describing an innovation. An intellectual property protection system receives at least a portion of the innovation submission and manages obtaining... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090083114 - Apparatus for diarizing janitorial services during patrol: The invention provides an apparatus for diarizing the performance of janitorial services during a patrol. The apparatus can be in a personal digital assistant format (“PDA”) that includes one or more built-in peripherals, such as a bar-code scanner. The bar-code scanner is used to scan bar codes that are applied... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090083112 - Automated event modification in electronic calendar systems: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for modifying an event in an electronic calendar system. An event invitation is created in the electronic calendar system. A first timeout value is associated with the event invitation. The first timeout value specifies a time for replying to... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.
20090083113 - Economic opportunity pursuit management and presentation generation: A common manner for disclosing information is through a presentation. A presentation is generated automatically to pursue a financial opportunity, such as to disclose to a potential client rationale to purchase a product. In addition, auxiliary tasks that relate to the presentation can be handled automatically, such as sending notices... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083110 - Formal model for business processes: Various embodiments described herein provide one or more of systems, methods, and software for formal modeling of business processes. Some embodiments provide a formal model for business processes that allows for expressive querying and reasoning over process models. Some such models provide mechanisms for rich descriptions of processes from different... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20090083115 - Interactive networking systems: A networking system may comprise a web site serviced by a web server assembly. The web site may generally comprise a combination of the following components: a crediting system, a chat bidding system, a performance bidding system, a telephony switching system, a media interaction system, a display system, a photo... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Ryan A. Schneider, Esquire
20090083111 - Systems and methods for coordinating transportation between riders and volunteer drivers: A method for facilitating the matching of riders and volunteer drivers where a transportation request is communicated by or on behalf of one or more riders to one or more potential volunteer drivers who are selected from a pool of potential volunteer drivers, and where the selected potential volunteer drivers... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20090083127 - Analysis apparatus, program and analysis method: An analysis apparatus includes a needs relation definition unit to receive input of relation among needs for a product, worth to satisfy the needs and values of selection items for selecting the worth through an input unit and a needs estimation unit to prepare a questionnaire which receives selection of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090083130 - Data distribution method and system: A method for distributing data among automotive dealers, including selecting the data from the dealers, processing the data, and providing the processed data to the dealers while maintaining confidentiality of individual data of each dealer. The selecting of the data further includes collecting data indicating which vehicles are in demand.... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC
20090083116 - Heavy influencer media recommendations: A system and method for providing media recommendations, such as music recommendations, based on information identifying media recently played by a select group of heavy influencers for a subscription fee are provided. The group of heavy influencers may be a group of one or more celebrities or other persons whose... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090083117 - Matching participants in a p2p recommendation network loosely coupled to a subscription service: A system and method are provided for matching participants in a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) recommendation network that is loosely coupled to a subscription music service. In general, the system includes a central server and a number of peer devices. For each of the peer devices, an associated user is either a... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090083124 - Message transmission: A method is disclosed of permitting a supplier to transmit a message through an agent, to potential customers including the steps of creating a plurality of personal customer records which each includes customer identification information and customer preference information, storing the personal customer records in a database of personal customer... Agent: Kirschstein, Israel, Schiffmiller & Pieroni, P.C.
20090083121 - Method and apparatus for determining profitability of customer groups identified from a continuous video stream: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for determining profitability of customer groups. The process parses event data to identify dynamic customer data, wherein the event data is derived from a continuous video stream captured at a retail facility. The process then combines the dynamic customer data... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090083122 - Method and apparatus for identifying customer behavioral types from a continuous video stream for use in optimizing loss leader merchandizing: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for optimizing loss leader merchandizing. The process parses event data to identify physical patterns of customer behavior, wherein the event data is derived from a continuous video stream captured at a retail facility, and associates the physical patterns of customer... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090083125 - Method and apparatus for rewarding consumer interaction with electronic information: These teachings provide for automatically tracking (102) an enrolled visitor's website visiting behaviors after determining (101) whether a website visitor is an enrolled visitor and automatically crediting (103) an account for the enrolled visitor. A compensatory reward related to tracked website visiting behaviors is provided (106).... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20090083119 - Method for business plan optimization based on attributes: In a computer implemented system, business data composed of production and sales data is used to generate business plans optimized according to a plurality of attributes. The method is highly efficient in complex organizations having multiple interactive production flows, many products and/or many customers. In accordance with an embodiment of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083126 - Methods and apparatus for modeling relationships at multiple scales in ratings estimation: Systems and techniques for generating item ratings for a user in order to allow for recommendations of selected items for that user. A set of known ratings of different items for a plurality of users is collected and maintained, and these known ratings are used to estimate rating factors influencing... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090083129 - Personalized content delivery using neuro-response priming data: A system evaluates source materials such as videos, imagery, web pages, text, etc., in order to determine priming characteristics associated with the source materials. The system also obtains user preferences such as user interests, purchase history, location information, etc. The priming characteristics and user characteristics are blended to obtain blended... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090083128 - Predicted variable analysis based on evaluation variables relating to site selection: Systems, methods and computer readable media that assist in evaluating the likelihood of success of a new business location. Information about existing business locations may be provided, which includes information about a predicted variable. Data may be collected from either third-party providers, publically available information, or the user that will... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090083118 - Segmented motivation profiles: A method of developing a motivation to motivate participants associated with a program-owner. The reward types of a motivation profile are defined and the participants' preferences are collected through a survey. The collected participants' preferences are modeled to determine segments of participants with similar reward preferences. An optimal motivation profile... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20090083120 - System, method and computer program product for an interactive business services price determination and/or comparison model: A system, method, and computer program product are disclosed for determining a standard market pricing index for pricing user-defined business services and for comparing unique configurations of business services to the determined market pricing index and/or to other unique configurations of business services. Portions of the disclosed system, method, and/or... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP
20090083123 - Systems and methods for inventory level improvement by data simulation: Methods and systems for inventory management are disclosed. In one embodiment, an inventory manager may use an inventory management system to perform an inventory management process. The inventory management process includes generating inventory data points simulating a demand and a supply chain response time and providing an inventory diagram based... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090083132 - Method and system for statistical tracking of digital asset infringements and infringers on peer-to-peer networks: Tracking digital asset infringement activities and infringers on peer-to-peer networks. One method for assessing notice effectiveness of unauthorized distributors of content on a peer-to-peer network comprises processing peer data from a plurality of peers on the network, wherein the peer data aids in identification of individual unauthorized distributors. The embodiment... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090083131 - Unified access of key figure values: In a computing system, key figures are made available for selection in an electronic data repository. The key figures are selectable by any of a plurality of distributed systems. A request for a key figure value calculation is received from one of the distributed systems, and request is made for... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20090083133 - Method and system for electronic payment of missed tolls: A method and system for the electronic payment of unpaid or missed tolls utilizing a web-based system that records information relating to the unpaid or missed tolls and provides access to drivers or customers to a website whereby drivers/customers can electronically arrange for non-cash payment of unpaid or missed tolls.... Agent: Rockey, Depke & Lyons, LLC
20090083134 - Adaptive advertising based on social networking preferences: A method of providing targeted advertising includes an electronic commerce site that receives a request from a user for a webpage. The electronic commerce site determines an identifier, such as email address, for the user. The electronic commerce site encodes the identifier in a request, such as a universal resource... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090083136 - Consolidating online purchase transactions: A system for providing an online marketplace for buyers and suppliers. A processor and memory are configured to establish a buying community as a portal on a network and associate the community with buyers and suppliers. The processor and memory provide for cooperation, by the buyers and/or suppliers, in buy... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20090083144 - Controlling receipt of electronic advertising: In one embodiment, a request for content is received. An electronic advertisement is associated with the content. A status of a device that transmitted the request for the content is determined. Data corresponding to the status is included in the request for the content. The electronic advertisement or receipt of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090083149 - Data processing system and data processing method: A data processing system includes a distributing device that distributes edited advertisement data, formed by an editing device, and display terminal devices that display the edited advertisement data distributed to a first place in a predetermined territory. The display terminal devices each include a first reader/writer configured to read out... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090083145 - Dynamic hosted advertising supporting multiple formats: Defining an advertisement component to have a plurality of advertising systems each supporting a different advertising format. For example, the formats include rich media advertisements, still images, audio, and video. The defined advertisement component is sent to a computing device for execution. Data identifying a particular advertising system is also... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20090083137 - Exchange market platform for timeshare properties: Techniques for providing exchange market platform for possessing timeshare properties are described herein. In one embodiment, a fair market price (FMP) is determined for possessing a timeshare property for a predetermined period of time in view of supply and demand of a plurality of timeshare properties having similar characteristics available... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090083142 - Mail monetization - revenue sharing model: This disclosure describes systems and methods for including advertisements in outgoing electronic messages and rewarding the sender for every recipient who clicks on an included advertisement. The disclosure further describes various methods for selecting keywords used to generate the advertisement as well as a method for allowing the sender to... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090083154 - Method and system for automatically generating a message flow diagram: A method and system automatically generate entries for a campaign message flow. The method comprises, responsive to a customer request, initiating a campaign, wherein the campaign includes interacting with subscribers via messages. The method comprises receiving customer-inputted parameters defining the campaign. The method comprises automatically generating campaign message flow entries,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090083138 - Method of advertising on currency: A method of advertising including receiving compensation from a party and placing an advertisement of the party on currency in exchange for the compensation received to advertise for the party. Also, method of advertising including providing compensation to a currency maker and having an advertisement placed on the currency by... Agent: Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. Intellectual Property Docket Clerk
20090083151 - Method of advertising on postage: A method of advertising including receiving compensation from a party and placing an advertisement of the party on postage in exchange for the compensation received to advertise for the party. Also, method of advertising including providing compensation to a postage maker and having an advertisement placed on the postage by... Agent: Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. Intellectual Property Docket Clerk
20090083150 - Method, system and apparatus for dynamic advertisement delivery: A method, system and apparatus for the dynamic delivery of voice and video advertisements to stores, billboards O and movie screens is provided. The inventory of advertisements is managed from a centralized location and can be accessed directly or via a global network, such as, for example, the internet. Other... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090083146 - Methods for protecting advertisers against cheats in an ev system for paying and qualifying audiences: The method comprises the following steps: (1) when a recipient claims a payoff from an EV payment bet, the EVSPQ-RB asks the recipient whether he made the required purchase from a seller who has posted an offer in the EVSPQ-RB or from a seller who has not posted an offer... Agent: Michael Rossides
20090083141 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting and predicting user content interest: Methods, systems and computer program products detect and predict user content interest include receiving user consumption artifacts from one or more behavioral sources. The received user content consumption artifacts are analyzed by an interest engine and a user-specific content interest list and a potential content playlist are generated for a... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090083143 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing personalized dissemination of information: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing personalized dissemination of information are provided. A method includes receiving personal information elements for a subject, and applying business rules to the personal information elements, data elements designated for publication by a source of the data elements, and a database of information... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090083140 - Non-intrusive, context-sensitive integration of advertisements within network-delivered media content: A system, method and computer program product for integrating an advertisement within network-delivered media content is described. In accordance with one implementation, media content is retrieved for delivery to an end user, wherein the media content type is one of text, graphic, video or audio. The media content is analyzed... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Intellevate
20090083153 - Pre-existing liability payment and reward system and method of use: A pre-existing liability payment and reward system including a user communication module in communication with a pre-existing liability holder; a merchant communication module that transacts with the user communication module and a processing communication module; a processing communication module that communicates with the merchant communication module and a provider communication... Agent: T.l. Garrett, PLC
20090083135 - Products and processes for revenue sharing: Various techniques of distributing revenue and/or other money, selecting/bonding delivery agents, and performing other tasks are providing herein. Methods include distributing portions of loan payments to one or more referrers associated with one or more loans, bonding of delivery agents, selecting delivery agents, allocating portions of credit card payments and/or... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090083147 - Separation of advertising content and control: Customized advertising using independent ad content and ad rules involves acquiring particular advertising content to a particular user terminal. Terminal-resident advertising control rules that are associated with the particular user terminal are defined. The advertising control rules are independent of the particular advertising content. A triggering event associated with a... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090083157 - System and method for communicating marketing information: s
20090083148 - System and method for facilitating content transfers between client devices in an electronic network: A system and method for facilitating content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of client devices. The client devices are configured to perform content transfers for optimally exchanging desired content items over the peer-to-peer network. A tracking server gathers client statistics, such as content upload totals, by... Agent: Gregory J. Koerner Redwood Patent Law
20090083152 - System and method for providing promotional information using dispensed paper: Disclosed is a system and method for providing promotional information to potential customers. The system includes a dispensing terminal, which dispenses receipts that have game piece surfaces disposed on them. The customer may remove the game piece to reveal promotional information, including prizes or prize information may be revealed to... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090083156 - Systems and methods for facilitating the staffing of promotional events: This invention relates to the methods of coordinating product and service demonstrations. An event coordinator directs event operators to conduct a product or service demonstration event. The event coordinator provides event operators with cards, such as debit cards, credit cards, or smart cards, to purchase items needed for the demonstration.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090083158 - 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
20090083139 - Systems and methods for serving generalized gift certificates to consumers on a web site: A system and method for providing generalized gift certificates, the generalized gift certificates allowing a user to purchase goods and services from one or more merchants in a merchant network via a redemption center. The redemption center utilizes user information and user target parameters to recommend merchants to the user... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090083155 - Systems and methods for usage measurement of content resources: Systems and methods are provided for an effective usage measurement of content resources in a hyperlinked environment such as the World Wide Web. In one embodiment, a content publisher is to include the usage monitoring hyperlink (“UMH”) in its published content so that access to the content resource generates a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090083159 - Form factor identification: A payment device, method, and apparatus configured to determine the form factor of the payment device used in a financial transaction, without requiring a different primary account number for each payment device form factor.... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090083160 - System for securing card payment transactions using a mobile communication device: An authorization system and computer program for provision and process of a personal identification number (PIN) via a short-message-service (SMS) text message to a mobile communication device. The authorization system and computer program receive a communication from the user indicating a one-time-authorization mode. The authorization system and computer program retrieve... Agent: Ibm Corporation (mh) C/o Mitch Harris, Attorney At Law, L.L.C.
20090083163 - For fee distribution of consumer selected content items between different satellite radio service providers: According to the invention, a subscriber to a first satellite radio service can be provided with an option to receive, over their current receiver unit, supplemental content, such as a particular show or channel, which is otherwise only available within a relevant jurisdiction as part of a subscription package to... Agent: Paul Diamond
20090083161 - Preferred items list management: Systems and methods of generating a list of preferred items are disclosed herein. A uniform resource identifier that references a listing web service is provided. A call to the listing web service is received from a linking website. The call to the listing web service includes an item identifier corresponding... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083162 - System and method for providing delivery of goods: In connection with the delivery of goods ordered by a customer, a system and method functions to use information associated with the customer and/or goods ordered by the customer to determine additional goods that are likely to be of interest to the customer. The additional goods may then be included... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090083164 - Lightweight searchable point-of-sale mechanism for leveraging interactive communities: A software component comprises a plurality of modules each executing in a browser environment to make use of “friends” data in a networking site for data gathering and filtering in support of e-commerce through the networking site. A user-interface module operates to output catalog information to the logged-in user and... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20090083165 - Computer method and apparatus for engineered product management including simultaneous indication of working copy status and repository status: A computer method and apparatus for managing revisions to engineered products includes a repository, a local data store (working copy) and a revision manager. Each engineered product is formed of one or more assets. The repository holds the plurality of assets and tracks changes of the assets. For a given... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090083167 - Computer based energy management: Computer based energy management including an adaptor having a server network interface and a control device interface. The server network interface receives commands from the energy management host software, the commands specify a control device and include control instructions and requests for energy usage data. The control device interface transmits... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090083166 - Supporting chargeable subcontracting when outsourcing manufacturing of an assembled unit while supplying components: A digital processing system supporting management of purchase orders according to chargeable subcontracting model in an outsourcing organization. In one embodiment, when a user provides an order for a desired quantity of an assembly type from an external organization, the digital processing system automatically raises a sales order, as originating... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20090083169 - Financial opportunity information obtainment and evaluation: Often times, smaller financial opportunities are not pursued due to their size. Information concerning financial opportunities is collected automatically and analyzed to determine opportunities that should be pursued. In addition, entities that relate to financial opportunities can make requests to be pursued by a particular body. A decision is made... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083171 - Fixed pick-a-payment: A multiple option loan presentation apparatus and method allows a loan agent to communicate a non-traditional loan product to a customer. Non-traditional mortgage products such as pick-a-payment loans allow a borrower to exchange lower payments during an initial period for higher payments layer in an amortization period. Some borrowers do... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083173 - Loan origination system interface for online loan application processing: A loan origination system interface module, methods and computer program products. One computer program product for processing loan application data including instructions to extract loan application data including retrieving identification information for a loan application associated the loan application data from a broker device and displaying on the broker device... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090083170 - Product and service manipulation for opportunity pursuit: When pursing a financial opportunity, certain products and/or services can be used in helping different parties to achieve a related benefit. Since a number of different products and/or services can be available, selection is made to improve a likelihood of success with the financial opportunity. Once there has been an... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083168 - Products and processes for managing revenue sharing: Various techniques of distributing revenue and/or other money, selecting/bonding delivery agents, and performing other tasks are providing herein. Methods include distributing portions of loan payments to one or more referrers associated with one or more loans, bonding of delivery agents, selecting delivery agents, allocating portions of credit card payments and/or... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090083172 - System and method for conducting repo and reverse-repo securities transactions at market average rate: A system and method for conducting repo market transactions, wherein the repo market transactions are made at a broker average market (“BAM”) rate based on an average transaction rate. The BAM rate can be based on a broker, or multiple brokers' average rate, either overnight or averaged over a term,... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20090083196 - Basket creation process for actively managed etf that does not reveal all of the underlying fund securities: Methods and apparatus are provided to administer an actively managed investment company that invests assets in fixed income securities. The investment company issues one or more classes of shares that are listed for trading on a securities exchange and that are bought and sold in a secondary market at negotiated... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090083195 - Feature-based similarity measure for market instruments: In one embodiment, first, second, and third inputs are received. The first input specifies a first market instrument and the second input specifies start and end dates of a first time series for the first market instrument. The third input specifies a feature set computer and the values of zero... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090083194 - Investment company that invests in fixed income securities and has conventional and etf share classes with different dividend payment frequencies: Methods and apparatus are provided to administer an investment company. The investment company issues one or more classes of shares that are bought from and redeemed with the investment company at a net asset value. The investment company also issues one or more classes of shares that are listed for... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090083197 - Property investment instrument, system, method, product, and apparatus: A property investment instrument for investing in a property includes at least one contractual agreement between a first entity and a second entity to share in the property, the property having a plurality of investment components including a credit investment component and at least one of a capital investment component,... Agent: Eric Schneider
20090083175 - Automated batch auctions in conjunction with continuous financial markets: A method and system for performing a batch auction whereby a series of orders, according to a variety of predetermined order types, are generated by qualified market participants and communicated to an auction system. The auction system takes into account each order and its impact upon relative supply and demand... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090083176 - Methods for allocating risks of future major developments: Computer-implemented methods for allocating risks from major developments are described. The methods include identifying one or more future major developments with economic impact; identifying a parameter to indicate that each of the developments has or has not occurred; creating a contractual instrument that is based on the occurrence or non-occurrence... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090083174 - System and method for dynamic order management: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for dynamic order management. A user can specify at an order originator system an underlyer price, a pricing model, and, in accordance with the pricing model, a desired derivative price and/or desired implied volatility in the form of one or more threshold conditions at... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20090083178 - Method and apparatus for providing mortgage: A method is provided including collecting a first upfront enhancement fee from a first party to a sale involving a first real property, placing the first upfront enhancement fee into a pool account having a plurality of upfront enhancement fees, and lending a first amount of money to a borrower... Agent: Mr. Walter J. Tencza Jr.
20090083177 - Products and processes for revenue sharing and delivery: Various techniques of distributing revenue and/or other money, selecting/bonding delivery agents, and performing other tasks are providing herein. Methods include distributing portions of loan payments to one or more referrers associated with one or more loans, bonding of delivery agents, selecting delivery agents, allocating portions of credit card payments and/or... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090083180 - System, method, and apparatus for managing wastewater treatment installation: Apparatus for managing a residential wastewater treatment system includes an in situ control unit that monitors an individual system. The control unit provides local control and alarms, and also sends status reports and/or alarms to a remote monitoring center via a telemetry device. The remote monitoring center makes information concerning... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090083179 - Web-accessible payment processing system: A streamlined automated system for processing payments which is web-accessible by clients through an interactive website. The interactive website allows for clients to directly access a database containing payment information and thereby resolve any exception that may have occurred in the course of processing a payment. The system is additionally... Agent: Levisohn, Berger , LLP
20090083181 - Systems and methods for allocating an amount between sub-accounts: A financial account issuer facilitating transactions between accounts is disclosed. The invention provides sellers with an irrevocable method of receiving funds from a purchaser and for improving purchaser willingness to transact with an unknown party. The invention also enables the allocation of a portion or all of a charge or... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090083182 - Self-service terminal: A method of operating a self-service terminal and a network of self-service terminals. The method comprises: receiving notification that a maintenance operation has been performed on the terminal; performing a compliance check on the terminal; and issuing a code in the event that the compliance check is successful. The code... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20090083186 - Apparatus and methods for enabling targeted insertion of advertisements using metadata as in-content descriptors: A mechanism for transmitting metadata that contain identifying characteristics of advertisements to be inserted, details of an advertisement-spot, and targeted viewing group details as in-content descriptors to a mobile handset is disclosed. Tight synchronization and control of the display of advertisements within an advertisement-spot during wireless content transmission is thus... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090083183 - Distributed secure anonymous conferencing: A communications manager of an enterprise receives an add-conference request to host a conference by the enterprise from an organizer client, wherein the conference to enable an anonymous user that does not have enterprise credentials to join the conference. The communications manager sends an add-conference response to the organizer client... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083184 - Methods and apparatus for detecting fraud with time based computer tags: Systems and methods for creating and analyzing computer tag information for the prevention or detection of potential fraud. Computers and other devices accessing the Web carry device tags with date and time information describing when they were issued by a security tag server. A server time stamp may be inserted... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090083185 - Reassigning toll violation information: A method, system, and computer readable medium for reassigning toll violation information comprises receiving, by a toll rental entity, toll usage information from a toll authority, wherein the toll usage information includes toll violation information, receiving, by the third party entity, the toll usage information from the toll rental entity,... Agent: Raffi Gostanian, Jr. Rg&associates
20090083187 - Mail sterilization indicator: A mail piece having a sterilization indicator includes an irradiation status area applied to a part of said mail piece. The irradiation status area is adapted to be activated by radiation. The irradiation status area has a first color prior to activation by radiation. The irradiation status area has a... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090083188 - Secure data systems and methods: Various embodiments of secure data systems and methods are disclosed. One method embodiment, among others, comprises associating information corresponding to a first negotiable instrument with a data structure, and providing a checksum to the data structure to prevent unauthorized modification of the information.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090083189 - Securing payment data: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture or arrangement that can limit access to sensitive information by means of encryption. In particular, data obtained from a payment instrument at, e.g., a Point-Of-Sale (POS) location can be encrypted at an early stage such that a POS (or another) application does... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083190 - System and method for electronic bidding: In an electronic bidding system and method, it is unnecessary to disclose to bidders a list of public keys matched to bid prices, and in which price secrecy may be proved. In a function of encryption of a bidding device 300, a public key is generated using a bid price... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090083191 - Track data encryption: A method for conducting a secure transaction using a secondary PAN is disclosed. The method includes providing a secondary PAN associated with a primary PAN, where the secondary PAN has at least one end portion that is the same as the primary PAN, but has a middle portion that is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090083192 - Contract formation and dispute resolution in a virtual world: A method for contract formation and dispute resolution in a virtual world may include presenting a graphical user interface to permit formation of a contract. The method may also include permitting a set of contract terms to be defined. The method may further include providing a mechanism for review and... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20090083193 - Guaranteed negotiation system and method: A system and method for facilitating the negotiation of credits. The bank issuing the credit and a nominated bank agree to program conditions pursuant to which the nominated bank, based upon its own examination of documents presented under the credit and before said documents are forwarded to, received, and accepted... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090083198 - Process for franking, printing, and/or producing images on flat mail items: Mail items (3) are supplied individually to, through, and away from a device (1) for franking and/or printing images on flat mail items (3) by a franking system (2) which indicates a franking unit (4) for franking and/or printing images on the mail items (3). Conveyor system (7) is assigned... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090076835 - Customer service communication system and method: An improved customer service communication system and method, the preferred embodiment utilizing a vehicle's G.P.S. system to communicate via digital or cellular link with a variety of web-based, private, computer or call center networks to access or schedule maintenance for his or her vehicle, maintain said vehicle's service history, download... Agent: Gerald L. Robertson
20090076832 - Inmate privilege kiosk methods, systems and user interface: A method of administrating inmate privileges in a correctional facility using a computer kiosk is provided. The method includes accepting data and information corresponding to inmate privileges for an inmate population, the data and information including restrictions on the inmate privileges. The method also includes accepting requests for privileges by... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090076833 - Management and control electronic system particularly for checking articles provided with an identification code: An electronic management and check system is described, wherein a central system comprises a data storage system adapted to electronically store item codes used for identifying an item in an unambiguous way, as well as data processing means adapted to interrogate said data storage system and to interface with external... Agent: Neil Steinberg
20090076831 - Online auction propagation: It has been discovered that instances of an item to be sold in online auctions may be linked to an already created online auction listing for the item. The associating propagates the online auction listing to these other item instances. The propagating allows junior bidders (i.e., losing bidders) to continue... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)
20090076838 - Shopping and approval process: An electronic requisition processing method and system are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of preparing an electronic requisition including a requisition proposal; establishing an electronic list of approvers for the requisition; and at defined times, electronically recalculating the list. Preferably, this list is recalculated after each of at least... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090076837 - System and method for product definition: A system, method, and computer program for defining products, comprising creating a platform definition; reusing the platform definition in a plurality of product configurations; and delivering the plurality of product configurations to at least one program; whereby the platform definition is not modified and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090076834 - Systems and methods for generating personalized dynamic presentations from non-personalized presentation structures and contents: a dynamic presentation generator for generating a personalized presentation by accessing said personalized data structure, determining which content nodes in said structure belong to personalized presentation, and for any such content node selectively accessing master contents or personalized content if the latter is present in said personalized data structure.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090076836 - Systems, methods, software and interfaces for reporting results derived from jury verdict summary content, court documents and other analytical and litigation materials: The present inventors devised, among other things, an online legal research system that allows users to generate a report interface that not only summarizes key pieces of information, such as verdict information, but also enables access to related trending and statistical information as well as additional litigation, analytical, and expert... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090076843 - Interactive team portal system: A team communication platform that combines messaging, video, testing, reporting, work flow diagramming, presentations, and performance analysis into a portal system that is made mobile through the use of synchronization services.... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090076846 - Medical search clinical interaction: In searching medical information, problem oriented information related to a medical condition is solicited from a patient. Based at least in part on the problem oriented information, a plurality of findings are determined about the patient. Based at least in part on the plurality of findings, a plurality of queries... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090076847 - Method and system for the analysis and association of patient-specific and population-based genomic data with drug safety adverse event data: A method for assessing and analyzing one or more drugs, adverse effects and associated risks, and patient characteristics resulting from the use of at least drug of interest is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of selecting one or more cases for analysis, said cases describing the behavior between at... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090076842 - Method for tailoring strategy messages from an expert system to enhance success with modifications to health behaviors: A system and method for assisting with the maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits by generating tailored strategy messages within an expert system and then pushing those messages to the corresponding individual users of the cellular phones or other portable devices. The system and method allows diet and exercise plans to... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090076841 - Rules-based software and methods for health care measurement applications and uses thereof: A rules based software user interface application and environment, comprising: a) a clinical quality measure library database schema, b) a clinical quality measure specification database schema, c) a rules library, d) a clinical business rule (CBR) editor, e) a key performance indicator (KPI) or clinical quality measure specification editor, f)... Agent: Buchalter Nemer
20090076839 - Semantic search system: A semantic search is provided. The semantic search generates related terms that relate to a search term using a selected ontology domain. The related terms may be compared to information in a medical document. The semantic search may also generate related terms for the medical document. The related terms for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090076848 - System and method for delivering medical examination, treatment and assistance over a network: A system for delivering medical examination, diagnosis, and treatment services from a health care practitioner to a patient over a network includes a plurality of health care practitioner terminals and a plurality of patient terminals in audiovisual communication over the network with any of the plurality of health care practitioner... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090076845 - System and method for monitoring patient care: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating management of health care in medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, etc., for example by monitoring and assessing the quality of patient care. Data is collected and operated on relating to medical conditions, treatment, cost, care, events, outcomes and results of... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing
20090076844 - System and method for remote delivery of a therapeutic treatment: A system and method for remote delivery of a therapeutic treatment using a low-level light therapy (“LLLT”) device permits a user at a remote location to select and purchase a therapeutic session on a remote computer. The remote computer then transmits a request for the therapeutic session to a server... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090076840 - Wireless icu: A method may include receiving information from two or more wireless sensors and identifying patient identification information included in the information.... Agent: Viksins Harris & Padys Pllp
20090076855 - Apparatus, method and system for web-based health care marketplace portal: An apparatus, system, and method are provided to enable an individual to access and manage his health care via a web-based portal. The apparatus, system, and method further provide for the compiling and displaying of localized consumer health care information. In particular, the apparatus, system, and method provide a receiver... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090076851 - Early detection of disease outbreak using electronic patient data to reduce public health threat from bio-terrorism: A method is provided for automatically identifying a disease outbreak indicative of a potential bio-terror attack. Patient records are mined from structured and unstructured clinical sources. The patient records are then analyzed by correlating selected patient data contained in the patient records with disease indicia for each of a plurality... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090076854 - Methods and systems for saving on healthcare costs: A payer may save on healthcare costs and a service provider may receive information about payment according to the inventions. Data about service providers eligible to provide services to patients at in-network rates may be made available. A user seeking a service may select a service provider from the data... Agent: Nora M. Tocups
20090076856 - Patient-specific content delivery methods and systems: Methods and systems for delivery of digital data in connection with medical treatment and patient care include detecting a current medical condition of a patient receiving medical treatment and delivering electronic informational data to the patient over a network. The informational data can be selected for delivery based on the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090076852 - System and method for an automated patient controlled system of health care provision and patient monitoring using personal health records: A system to enable automated interactive provision of health care services by allowing selective remote monitoring of patient healthcare information. The system facilitating submission of patient health care instructions to a health care monitoring service, conversion of submitted health care instructions to a patient workflow template, and storage of the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090076850 - System for electronic prescriptions: A system and method are provided for electronic prescriptions. When a pharmacist receives a prescription that is denied by a patient's insurance company, the pharmacist enters information about the refused prescription into an electronic processing module. The information is submitted to an electronic processing tool which searches for alternative drugs... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090076853 - System, apparatus and method of making image interpretation report: To make an image interpretation report on present examination images like CT slice images taken from a patient, a report server is searched for a past report on past examination images taken from the same patient under similar condition. The past report contains an original image link data for linking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090076857 - Systems and methods for managing patient pharmaceutical care: Systems and methods are described for allowing a pharmacist to practice pharmaceutical care in an accurate and efficient manner. The present invention provides the systems for gathering, organizing, and maintaining the necessary clinical and patient data, and providing pharmacists access thereto, through integrated computer software. The clinical data classifies drugs... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20090076849 - Systems and methods for patient-managed medical records and information: A system and methods for managing a patient's medical records and information that use a portable memory device that securely stores the patient's medical records and information. The portable memory device is formatted for designated access by the patient and third parties, wherein access requires authentication and verification by designated... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090076858 - Business process automation in a health plan organization: The computer implemented method and system disclosed herein automates business processes of a health plan organization using a plurality of portals. The portals comprise a sales portal, a member portal, an employer portal, an administration portal, and a provider portal. Health plans are listed using the sales portal. A sales... Agent: Ashok Tankha Of Counsel, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20090076861 - Investment style life insurance product with replacable individual policy components: The present invention includes a data model which supports database operations that are associated with an insurance product issued by an issuer that provides a consumer with an ability to purchase an investment style life insurance policy, the individual components of which (e.g., term insurance, investments, cash and fees) can... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20090076860 - Method and system for providing insurance: The invention provides a method for providing insurance. A body material of an animal is deposited in a depository of such animal body material. An insurance policy is established stipulating that the depositor of the animal body material is indemnified for expenses incurred for a medical or cosmetic treatment of... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090076859 - System and method for hedging portfolios of variable annuity liabilities: A system and method for managing hedge program liability involving obtaining policyholder information that constitutes the liability portfolio and asset information that constitute the asset portfolio; simulating at least one partial sensitivity and valuation for the liability portfolio for projected market data to obtain valuation simulation data. The system and... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP
20090076862 - Automated split ticketing: An enhanced travel search tool aimed at providing travel opportunities includes a ticket splitter operating from a list of flight connections provided by a front-end flight search engine. The ticket splitter comprises a unit for valuating all ticket partitions generated from the provided list of connection flights and a tree... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090076863 - Designated user enabled retailing system: The present invention relates to a user enabled product and service fulfillment system in which a cell phone is used to enter prompts for products and services. The system of the present invention enables users to regularly receive products and or services that are routinely ordered without the necessity of... Agent: Ward/kraft, Inc. Attn: Stephanie Hay
20090076868 - Automated electronic commerce data analyzing and sales system: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement an automated e-commerce monitoring system. Data can be extracted from different e-commerce sites in an inconspicuous manner. The different auction sites can be monitored for arbitrage situations and suspicious sellers or items for sale.... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20090076867 - Balanced scorecard and reporting tool: Methods and systems for developing key performance indicator (KPI) systems are provided. A centralized data store contains an indexed collection of KPIs. The KPIs may be arranged in a manner that facilitates rapid searching and retrieval. Multiple computer devices are connected to the centralized data store. The computer devices are... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 005222
20090076869 - Methods and systems for price block interruption: In at least one aspect, the invention comprises a computer-implemented method comprising: (a) electronically receiving a price request; (b) processing in a pipeline price information corresponding to said price request by applying a sequence of configurable rules to said price information; (c) temporarily withdrawing said price information from said pipeline... Agent: Lehman Brothers Inc. C/o Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
20090076865 - Methods to provision, audit and remediate business and it roles of a user: A business role for a user is selected based on a job title of the user. IT roles are identified based on the selected business role. Provisioned IT roles of the user are compared to the identified IT roles. Differences between the identified and provisioned IT roles are remedied. The... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk
20090076866 - Revenue assurance analytics: A system and method of revenue assurance for a service activity are presented. Multiple data feeds are received by a revenue assurance analytic system, where each data feed contains the same logical component of the service activity. The multiple data feeds are processed to detect revenue assurance issues in the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090076864 - System and method for rules-based serialized service transaction processing: The present invention is directed to a services system using Internet Protocol (“IP”), integrating applications, and enabling participants of the services system to collaborate, and build, provision, and manage payment (commerce) services. The services network enables multiple transactions contained within a single transaction message to be processed by multiple participants... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20090076870 - Systems and methods for data collection at a point of return: Systems and methods are described for collecting data at a merchant's point of return for use in processing a merchandise return transaction that is being requested by a customer. In various embodiments, the data may be collected using a wide variety of data collection technologies and may be used in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076872 - Convergence of customer and internal assets: An information management system providing a consolidated representation of a plurality of assets is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the information management system includes a data repository operable to store a plurality of global asset definitions which represent enterprise-owned assets and customer-owned assets. In one embodiment, one global asset definition... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090076873 - Method and system to improve engineered system decisions and transfer risk: A method and system are provided to improve industrial engineered systems such as oil well drilling decisions and transfer risk. The method and system each include an interactive decision-support planning tool that aids a user as to how to select a portfolio of engineered systems and entities that the systems... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090076874 - Method and tool for optimized system maintenance: A method for maintaining a system consisting of a plurality of components, comprises the steps of collecting maintenance information for each component of the system for which maintenance information is available; providing a maintenance schedule for components of the system; operating the system; and maintaining the system wherein during scheduled... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090076876 - Method of scheduling and event processing in computer operating system: A transaction process system (10) provides for data transactions between parties. In a credit card transaction, the parties are the merchant (20), acquiring bank (24), card association (34), issuing bank (14), and cardholder (12). A transaction processing center (30) is positioned between the acquiring bank and the card association. The... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090076871 - Methods and systems for handling interactions relating to customer accounts based on a status of existing trouble tickets: Methods and systems handle interactions relating to customer accounts by determining the status of existing trouble tickets and then taking an action on behalf of a customer service agent based on the determined status. If no trouble tickets are currently unclosed for the customer account, then a new trouble ticket... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090076877 - Program, method and apparatus for modeling workflow: Update history information of databases is analyzed, and workflow models are automatically displayed with typical workflows and exceptional workflows separately represented. An update history information storage unit stores update history information including identification information of a data update process, and the name and updated time of an updated data set.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090076875 - System for queue and service management: A system for service queue management is disclosed including a terminal controlled by the system having a processing platform to generate service queue information for a user, and a mechanism for the user to request or receive the service queue information. The processing platform preferably transmits promotions related to goods... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20090076878 - Efficient project staffing: A system may include reception of an indication of a user interface event, determination of an instruction to assign a person to a task based on the user interface event, calling of a service of a user interface controller object to assign the person to the task based on the... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090076879 - System and method for deployment and financing of a security system: A method is provided to itemize, install, finance and monitor a security system on a school campus. A behavioral recognition training program for administration and staff is provided. A set of financing options is provided that minimizes or eliminates the burden placed on the school district for payment and maintenance... Agent: George R. Schultz Schultz & Associates, P.C.
20090076880 - System and method for managing the activities of an organization: A management tool is disclosed that provides for the comprehensive management of the objectives, policies, tasks, documents, information and activities (collectively “activities”) to an organization. Activities across different levels of an organization and/or involving different groups within an organization can be managed using a single system. Metrics can be captured... Agent: Falkowski PLLC
20090076886 - Advertisement plusbox: A first query including one or more keywords is received, and content associated with the one or more keywords is identified. A second query including the one or more keywords is received, and a product or service associated with the sponsored content is identified based on the one or more... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090076888 - Method and system for evaluating retail and related real estate development opportunities: Potential retail or related real estate development sites are identified using computer databases and algorithms to derive normative association between the supply and demand characteristics of certain trade areas. For a particular site location, the method identifies the most suitable square footage amount for retail or related real estate development.... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20090076882 - Multi-modal relevancy matching: This document describes techniques capable of associating relevant entities, such as advertisements, with insertion points within a media file. These techniques calculate a global relevancy between entities and the media file. These techniques may also calculate a local relevancy between the entities and one or more insertion points within the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090076883 - Multimedia engagement study: A media engagement system determines engagement scores for media vehicles across multiple media channels. The engagements scores for a media vehicle comprise multiple dimension scores indicating various aspects of engagement for that particular media vehicle. The dimension scores may be related to inspirational, trustworthy, life enhancing, social interaction, personal timeout,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076885 - Multiple data transfers to generate user dependent lifestyle choice recommendation: Disclosed are media based lifestyle choice recommendation systems, methods, and apparatus using multiple data transfers from numerous accessible database resources to automatically generate lifestyle choice type recommendations. These recommendations are based upon media collection and other associated information related to the user found in databases, screen scrapes or local searches... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090076884 - System and method for cross-selling products and services across an enterprise: A system for cross-selling products and/or services across an enterprise comprising an enterprise-level decision engine and a plurality of line-of-business decision engines; wherein characteristics derived by the enterprise-level decision engine are used by the line-of business-level decision engines to generate cross-sell offer decisions; enterprise-level business rules and line-of-business-level business rules... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease
20090076881 - System and method for refining media recommendations: An archiving system is provided for archiving a user's media collection and refining recommendations made to the user by an e-commerce service, such as an e-commerce website, based on the archive of the user's media collection. In general, a central archiving system interacts with a user system to archive a... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090076890 - System and method for valuing media inventory for the display of marketing campaigns on a plurality of media devices at public locations: A system and method to value media inventory for the display of marketing campaigns on a network of media devices. The system measures past marketing campaign performance and efficiency and assigns a campaign impact value to the advertising opportunity achieved by the execution of past campaigns. Summaries of the campaign... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090076887 - System and method of collecting market-related data via a web-based networking environment: Systems and methods of tracking web content provided by a plurality of users. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of hosting web content in response to receiving a request from a user of the plurality of users. One... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090076889 - Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor: The invention relates, in one embodiment to a computer-implemented method implemented via the Internet for coordinating an activity between a user of a mobile Internet device and other users communicating through the Internet. The method includes receiving activity information pertaining to the event from the user via the mobile Internet... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090076891 - System for electronic voting using a trusted computing platform: An apparatus for executing a trusted electronic voting system under the control of an election authority comprising: at least one electronic voting machine; an election configuration for the voting machine in the electronic voting system; and a trusted computing platform for the voting machine in the electronic voting system.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090076918 - Advertisement-supported shipping: A server accepts shipping information from would-be shippers, advertising information from would-be advertisers, and correlates the two to match up an advertiser with a suitable shipper. The server contacts a carrier with the shipping information to obtain a shipping label and tracking number, and forwards this to the shipper, together... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP New York
20090076894 - Advertising in virtual environments based on crowd statistics: Embodiments of the invention may be used to place a targeted advertisement on a billboard (or other advertising location) in an immersive virtual environment by determining the interests of a group of users at a given location to calculate an advertisement matching the whole group. The selected advisement may be... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090076902 - Advertising within address books: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for advertising using address book tools are provided. A plurality of contact entries is stored in a contact database for a user. The user is enabled to interact with the stored contact entries, including a contact entry identified as a business contact entry. The business contact... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Intellevate
20090076905 - Combination retailing system providing customized prime printing services and consumer based product offerings: The present invention relates to a retailing system that provides a series of consumer products, customizable prime business communication products and a selection of ready to eat convenience food products. The retail system is provided at a fixed retail location such as a kiosk or permanent installation and may include... Agent: Attn: Stephanie Hay Ward/kraft, Inc.
20090076904 - Embedding digital values for digital exchange: A system and methods are provided for the coupling of a digital value, credit, or cash with advertisements. Advertisements may include any sponsored content for presentation to a user. The advertisements may be placed with other content for presentation to a user. As the advertisements are presented to a user,... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20090076917 - Facilitating presentation of ads relating to words of a message: Targeted delivery of contextually relevant ad impressions to a mobile device is provided. The ad impressions are delivered within text messages and/or instant message chat threads. Monetizing of text messaging and instant messaging by providers of such services is achieved, while providing unobtrusive and contextually relevant information to users of... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20090076901 - Generating advertisements using user assets: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for generating ads using user assets. In some implementations, a method includes receiving one or more assets associated with advertising in at least one printed publication. One or more ads compatible with ad slots in the at least one publication... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090076897 - Location-based filtering and advertising enhancements for merged browsing of network contents: Location-based filtering and advertising enhancements for merged browsing of network content are described herein. In various embodiments, a client device may obtain its geographic location and provide that location to a server for filtering by the server of network content fragment suggestions based at least in part on the location.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20090076912 - Management of dynamic electronic coupons: Providing for management of a dynamic mobile coupon (DMC) at a mobile device is described herein. Particularly, dynamic characteristics associated with the DMC, such as a redeemable value, can be utilized to browse, sort, search, recall, or redeem the DMC utilizing a user interface of the mobile device. In other... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090076896 - Merchant supplied offer to a consumer within a predetermined distance: An merchant supplies a requested offer for inventory to a consumer when the consumer is within a predetermined distance from the merchant. The merchant transmits a merchant identifier, a description of the inventory of the merchant that the merchant is willing to make an offer on, the offer, and instructions... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090076910 - Method and system for facilitating a worldwide warehouse via an electronic network: A method of automation for loosely affiliated national & international Merchants operating independent businesses from their own exclusive web based stores to market a plurality of products or services and directly retail each other's merchandise as well as their own. That is, numerous merchants operating independently within a technology-based platform... Agent: Michael Robinson
20090076907 - Method and system for providing media content: A technique for providing media content such as advertisements enables, among other things, advertisers to schedule their advertisements more effectively and accurately determine the number of consumers that receive their advertisements. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method for providing media content via a system includes steps of detecting a... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090076915 - Method and system for providing micro-targeted mobile advertisements: The present invention provides methods for providing advertisements using one or more vehicles, which comprise producing an advertisement for a vehicle and selecting a vehicle for the advertisement. The vehicle is selected that has a profile that corresponds to the advertisement profile. The present invention also provide systems and storage... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090076900 - Method and system of facilitating the sale of a legal right to permanently use part of an ocean cruiser: The method of the present invention facilitates the sale of a right to permanently use a portion of an ocean cruiser. The method comprises making an original offer for sale to a purchaser of a right in the ocean cruiser, said right having a first present monetary value. The offer... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20090076899 - Method for analyzing, searching for, and trading targeted advertisement spaces: Methods, systems and apparatuses for creating and aggregating analytical data on advertisement spaces, searching for advertisement spaces that meet specific analytical criteria, and pricing and trading such advertisement spaces in an open and transparent way are described. Analytical information including tags, demographic distributions, geographic traffic statistics, ratings and reviews are... Agent: Walter J. Tencza Jr.
20090076893 - Method for memorializing an individual's creative works: A facilitating entity solicits or is solicited by an organization wishing to conduct a program on a regular basis whereby participants' creative works are memorialized via the creation of commemorative prints. The organization is provided with instructions regarding the conduct of the program. Creative works are received in at least... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20090076913 - Method for obtaining biodiesel, alternative fuels and renewable fuels tax credits and treatment: The present invention relates to a method of obtaining U.S. Federal and State tax credits, U.S. Federal renewable fuel treatment, and other incentives by production of esters manufactured by the esterification of carboxylic acids using slurry phase, heterogeneous catalyzed, reactive distillation, and sale thereof for U.S. consumption as a renewable... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP
20090076911 - Mobile coupons utilizing peer to peer ranging: Providing for distribution of a dynamic mobile coupon (DMC) based on verified peer-to-peer (P-P) ranging between two wireless devices is described herein. By way of example, a first device can form a wireless link with a mobile device and initiate P-P ranging. By analyzing signals sent over the wireless link,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090076919 - Monitoring application for automatically requesting content: Embodiments of the instant invention are directed to a system, apparatus and method for monitoring a user's activities and displaying and presenting unsolicited content to users over a wide area network. Embodiments of the instant invention include a monitoring system comprising an activity monitor and a content transfer and display... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090076914 - Providing compensation to suppliers of information: The invention relates to providing compensation to suppliers of information, particularly in an on-line, web-based environment. In one embodiment, a server computing device is in communication with a storage device, and is configured to interact over a communications system with one or more client computing devices. Each of the client... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090076895 - Shopping cart accountability using coupon incentives: A system and method encourage a shopper to return a shopping cart to a corral at a store. In the system, detectors recognize the shopper and the cart selected by the shopper at the cart corral. Further, the system includes a scanner at the point-of-sale that recognizes the shopper and... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20090076898 - System and method for delivering offline advertisement supported digital content: A system for receiving advertisement supported content in a media device, including a media collector for receiving primary content and secondary content in a media device, the primary content comprising a media asset and the secondary content comprising an advertisement, a file system for organizing the primary content and the... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha LLC
20090076906 - System and method for providing advertisement data to a mobile computing device: A mobile computing device includes a processor, a display coupled to the processor, a memory coupled to the processor and configured to store user-specific data, and a location-determining circuit configured to determine the location of the portable electronic device. The processor is configured to provide advertisement data on the display... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090076903 - System and method for rewarding users for changes in health behaviors: A system and method for generating and sending reward messages to users accomplishing goals related to a personalized health behavior plan. Rewards may be issued for reasons such as achieving an ultimate goal, reaching an intermediate goal, or completing a suggested activity such as eating a suggested meal or performing... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090076892 - System, method and device for playing recorded music on a wireless communications device: A system and method for receiving an electronic response to an advertisement that is wirelessly transmitted to a mobile wireless communications device involve routing a connection from the wireless communications device to a source based at least in part on a location of the mobile wireless communications device. A wireless... Agent: Gofigure, L.L.C.
20090076916 - Systems and methods for third-party ad serving of internet widgets: A system for interactive delivery of rich media application pods, is disclosed. The system includes a web content server, a client web browser and an advertisement unit server. The web content server is configured to store a webpage having a designated location for an application pod ad unit. The application... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090076908 - User generation of keywords for content authored by them: A content generator (i.e., a user) provides an indication of the subject matter that is then usable for advertisement targeting. In accordance with an additional aspect, the user is rewarded when a reader of the content views or otherwise monetizes an advertisement that has been generated based on the user-provided... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090076909 - Video channel ad system and method: A video channel ad for providing continuous video to a user is described herein. A plurality of thumbnails of various clips may be interacted with to provide various video clips associated with the relevant thumbnails. In maintaining a user's attention, the video plays continuously and transitions between states of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090076920 - Multimedia restaurant system, booth and associated methods: A restaurant system may include multiple booths in at least part of a restaurant and a central computer in communication with each booth. Each booth may include a table having a table display, seating stations arranged around the table, the table being large enough to accommodate dining at each seating... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20090076922 - Method,device and system for improving the utilization of customer operated terminals: Apparatuses, methods and systems used to increase the utilization of customer operated terminals. A supervisor terminal automatically gathers information on customer transactions at both customer operated and assisted checkout terminals and then continuously displays utilization information for the customer operated terminals. An operator uses the information to determine when to... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20090076921 - Point of sale device with card reader and check scanner: Various improved features for a point of sale (POS) device are disclosed. The POS device may have a housing, a document path, a check-voiding printer, and a door in the housing enabling access through the document path to the check-voiding printer. The POS device may have a connector and cavity... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090076923 - Secure customer relationship marketing system and method: Network systems and methods are disclosed for maintaining purchase history databases useful for targeted marketing while preventing users from obtaining access to customer financial accounts.... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20090076924 - Self-service terminal with passport photo processing: A self-service terminal with passport photo processing. The self-service terminal includes a camera for capturing an image of a customer, a photo printer for printing a passport photo of the customer based upon the captured image, a payment acceptor for completing customer payment for the passport photo, a receipt printer... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20090076929 - Content providing/acquiring system: A content providing apparatus previously receives customer identification information and content identification information as customer reservation information via a terminal device, and sends customer desired content data corresponding to the content identification information to a content obtaining apparatus, so as to provide a customer with the customer desired content data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090076927 - Distinguishing accessories from products for ranking search results: Offer listings can be classified as accessory offers or product offers using a classification operation performed on a corpus of offers. Data from the classification operation can be used to classify received queries as either product or accessory, and to classify results as products or accessories for purposes of presenting... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090076926 - Method for selling multiple like-items in a single auction: An on-line auction method enables a seller to sell multiple like-items with a single auction by (a) offering an item for auction that is to be sold to the winning bidder at the end of the auction, (b) promptly communicating a post-auction offer to non-winning bidders and non-bidding viewers to... Agent: Seldon & Scillieri
20090076931 - Method of using wireless communication device to tender for remaining seats of higher class in a transportation tool which is about to depart or has just departed: A method of using wireless communication device to tender for remaining seats of higher class in a transportation tool which is about to depart or has just departed. The method includes steps (a) to (e). In step (a), before or after the transportation tool departs, the transportation company transmits data... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090076930 - Method, computer readable medium, and system for assisting a customer in making purchases: A method of assisting a customer in making purchases includes receiving a voiced call from the customer at an automated voice services node. Voice instructions from the customer are received through the received voiced call at the voice services node. The voice instructions pertain to the purchase to be made... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090076925 - Offeree requested offer based on point-of-service to offeree distance: In response to a consumer's request for inventory, an merchant supplies a requested offer for inventory to a consumer when the consumer is within a predetermined distance from the merchant. The merchant transmits a merchant identifier, a description of the inventory of the merchant that the merchant is willing to... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090076928 - System and method for automating rfp process and matching rfp requests to relevant vendors: Disclosed is an open online system that allows users to use an automated Request for Proposal (RFP) process powered by a modern communicational web-platform. The system adapts to user feedback, and provides the automated communicational platform to administrate the RFP process; letting users post so-called “Needs,” “NeedCatchers,” “NeedTrackers,” “Helps,” and... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090076932 - Method and system of marketing and mass producing customized kitchen furniture: A system of marketing and mass producing customized domestic furniture includes a graphic customizing center and a service center. The graphic customizing center has an electronic database which contains a plurality of domestic floor plans and a plurality of furniture kits, wherein each of the domestic floor plans, which is... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20090076933 - System and method of planning and managing real-time postal delivery work: The present invention relates to a system and method of planning and managing real-time postal delivery work that formulates a delivery plan according to a delivery workload in real time, provides information about the delivery plan, and provides and manages information about collection work of returned and confirmed mail items.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090076934 - Personalized customer transaction system: A variety of products and services can be integrated and personalized by a self-service kiosk. A self-service terminal that originates a financial transaction, the self-service terminal may comprise a physical payment interface integrated with the self-service terminal, a personalized interaction management module that accesses a user account, the user account... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20090076935 - System and method of account reconciliation for electronic transactions: A transaction process system (10) provides for data transactions between parties. In a credit card transaction, the parties are the merchant (20), acquiring bank (24), card association (34), issuing bank (14), and cardholder (12). A transaction processing center (30) is positioned between the acquiring bank and the card association. The... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090076936 - Dynamic media rights: Included are embodiments for providing dynamic media rights. At least one embodiment includes receiving content from at least one uploading user and determining at least one attribute associated with the content. Some embodiments include determining at least one compensation schedule for providing the content to at least one content consumer... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090076938 - Account permanence: A system and method for using derived account identifiers. The derived account identifiers are associated with a single permanent account identifier. Each derived account identifier is associated with a communication channel or portable consumer device.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090076937 - Method for deriving optimal income stream in intellectual asset transactions: The optimum royalty value of an intellectual asset is calculated using empirical data to determine an expected return on intellectual assets based on company history and industry averages (or medians). The value is calculated by determining the contribution to profit of intangible assets, deleting the contribution of assets other than... Agent: Robert C. Curfiss
20090076981 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a high density financial asset information display: The disclosure details the implementation of an APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A HIGH DENSITY FINANCIAL ASSET INFORMATION DISPLAY. The disclosure teaches a High Density Financial Asset Information Display which provides a high density, straightforward, unified, compact, dynamic and comprehensive display interface that presents users with a high volume of... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20090076974 - Combined estimate contest and prediction market: Users participate in an estimate contest and a prediction market for forecasting an outcome of a future event. Data from the estimate contest and the prediction market can be combined to obtain accurate information about overall group beliefs and individual or sub-groups beliefs. In the estimate contest, users provide estimated... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090076979 - Determining investor interest: A method and computer program product for defining one or more investor portfolio preferences for a user. The one or more investor portfolio preferences are compared to one or more attributes of a security. An interest score for the user relative to the security is generated.... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090076978 - Electronic trade information graphical user interface: A method for displaying trading information relating to a tradable item being traded electronically on an electronic exchange is disclosed. The method comprises receiving market data corresponding to the tradable item, displaying on a display screen a bar chart representing historical trading information of this tradable item. The bar chart... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090076976 - Global relative market capitalization: A method of constructing one or more global cap-size stock indexes. The method includes aggregating securities traded in a plurality of regions of the world into a single pool. Optionally, the securities may be screened to remove securities that are not available for investment by foreign investors. Additionally, a portion... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090076983 - Method and system for object-oriented management of multi-dimensional data: Methods and systems for managing and analyzing multi-dimensional data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Meta-Object Data Management System “MODMS,” which enables users to arrange and to rearrange the hierarchical relationships of the data on an ad-hoc basis and allows the data to be analyzed using any set of attributes... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090076980 - Method of administering a mutual fund that seeks to provide regular monthly payments without consuming principal: A method of administering an investment fund. The method includes the steps of creating shares for sale, providing a managed distribution schedule identifying a number of payments to be provided during each of consecutive periods, providing an investment strategy for investing in assets to provide funds sufficient to meet the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090076977 - Method of assigning securities to a country: A method of assigning securities to countries/regions. A company having a formation country/region, headquarters country/region, and primary exchange country/region issued each security. Countries/regions are classified as special, no domestic exchange (“NDE”), benefits driven incorporation (“BDI”), and non-BDI. Special rules apply to securities issued by companies formed in special countries/regions. Securities... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090076975 - Stock index liquidity screen: A method of identifying global securities considered adequately liquid for foreign investment and/or inclusion in a global index. For each security, the method selects a portion of its issues (e.g., local issues) and calculates an Average Daily Trading Volume (“ADTV”) for each issue. The issue having the largest ADTV is... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090076982 - System and method for asymmetric offsets in a risk management system: A system and method for using asymmetrical offsets for products in a risk management analysis system are disclosed. Conventional systems assign symmetrical offsets for products, that is, if two products have an 80% correlation they each would be assigned an offset of 80% with respect to each other. However, it... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20090076939 - Continuous betting interface to prediction market: A user participates in trading securities in a prediction market which represent different outcomes of an event, using an interface which allows the user to understand a trade in terms of a bet. The interface also allows the user to explore different bet amounts while receiving feedback on potential payoffs... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090076942 - Financial instruments, and systems and methods for use with financial instruments: Variable rate of return debt instrument has principal amount (“principal”), maturity date, term, return on principal, and obligations for principal repayment by maturity date, and payment of return at maturity date. Return is indeterminable during term. A debt instrument may be ordered individually or together with another complementary debt instrument... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090076945 - Quick-filling customer asset trading system for booking orders with multiple providers: Apparatus and methods for use by a customer for trading assets, such as foreign exchange instruments, using a variety of trading protocols on an interconnected computer network, such as the Internet. The invention generates and displays easy-to-use, context-sensitive and meaningfully organized panels or windows containing visibly distinctive, user-activatible selectors and... Agent: Law Offices Of Grady L. White, LLC
20090076946 - System and method for monitoring trades outside of a no-bust range in an electronic trading system: An alert system that notifies an Exchange's staff of a trade that appears to be outside of an expected market range of prices includes an input device, determination logic, evaluation logic, and alert logic. The determination logic derives a theoretical no-bust range of prices based on data received from the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20090076944 - System for valuing and transferring interests in property or other goods: The invention that is the subject of this Disclosure is a method for valuing and transferring interests in property (whether real or personal, tangible or intangible) or goods. The system involves having parties that hold ownership interests in property or goods disclose to a third-party (but not to each other)... Agent: James F. Ring Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
20090076943 - Systems and methods for an online credit derivative trading system: A credit derivative trading system comprises a credit derivative authority configured to receive defined positions for credit derivatives and update a plurality of trade clients in real-time whenever there is movement in the market for a particular credit derivative.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20090076941 - Transaction payment instrument: A transaction payment instrument, used in purchasing a retail quantity of a fungible commodity; the instrument comprising (I) a prepaid commodity portion and (II) a promissory cash-equivalent portion. Preferably, the prepaid commodities portion is backed by futures and/or options for the fungible commodity. The promissory cash-equivalent portion is cash, check,... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath
20090076947 - Universal last call: A method of advertising, marketing, and auction sale of real estate properties and more particularly a method of handling last minute online bidding extensions are described. An Internet website has been designed for this purpose such that prospective customers or interested bidders may view property specific photographs and other details... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20090076940 - Volume control for mass quote messages: Systems and methods are provided for processing mass quote messages and generating market data. A mass quote message is received and individual orders are parsed and processed. Individual market data messages are stored in a market data message buffer. After all orders are processed, the contents of the market data... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20090076948 - Fixed rate gradually stepped payment loan: A gradually stepped payment (GSP) mortgage loan at a fixed rate of interest has payments that are gradually increased over much or all of the loan term. The payments may be increased monthly, annually or on other schedules. The increments are predefined at the beginning of the loan so that... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20090076949 - Centralized transaction record storage: Various methods and systems are provided to permit the storage of online transaction records associated with user-merchant transactions facilitated by a payment service provider. In one example, such transaction records may be aggregated by the payment service provider to permit a user to search the records. In another example, such... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20090076951 - Method, system and computer program for generating financial transaction instructions: A method, system and computer program is provided for enabling on-line generation of financial instructions by a financial institution account holder and/or a signatory authorized to access his/her financial institution account. Hand written data provided by a user on a medium is digitized, such medium optionally including a digital pattern,... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20090076950 - Universal network-based deposit management service: A system for managing electronic deposits remitted to billers includes a first node connected to a network for receiving electronic remittances, a data repository connected to the network for storing account information and account identifier data, a first software routine for looking up account information in the data repository based... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20090076953 - Atm/debit expedited bill payments: Methods and systems for paying a bill over a financial network are provided. Embodiments of the invention include receiving a payment request at an initiator from a consumer. The payment request may be sent to a financial network. Biller routing information for the biller specified in the payment request is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090076955 - Electronic device repair kits and methods of use: A method of obtaining a repair for an electronic device from a repair vendor, and an electronic device repair kit for use with the method. Use of the method and kits provides consumers with the ability to purchase repair services for a selected electronic device for a predetermined flat fee... Agent: Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
20090076954 - Method and system for settling financial transactions: A computer-implemented method of facilitating a financial settlement between a multiple users through a fund transfer system is disclosed. The method includes providing a first user with an interface for receiving an instruction to settle, at least in part, a financial obligation to a second user wherein the first user... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090076956 - Systems and methods for allocating an amount between transaction accounts: A financial account issuer facilitating transactions between accounts is disclosed. The invention provides sellers with an irrevocable method of receiving funds from a purchaser and for improving purchaser willingness to transact with an unknown party. The invention also enables the allocation of a portion or all of a charge or... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090076957 - Systems and methods for allocating an amount to a third party biller: A financial account issuer facilitating transactions between accounts is disclosed. The invention provides sellers with an irrevocable method of receiving funds from a purchaser and for improving purchaser willingness to transact with an unknown party. The invention also enables the allocation of a portion or all of a charge or... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090076952 - Variable charging assignment for multi-service environments: Methods, information processing systems, and wireless communication systems are disclosed for providing variable charging account assignment for multiple services. A request for a plurality of services is received from a wireless device (110), and a plurality of charging accounts associated with the wireless device (110) are identified. One of the... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090076958 - Systems and methods for establishing an allocation of an amount between transaction accounts: A financial account issuer facilitating transactions between accounts is disclosed. The invention provides sellers with an irrevocable method of receiving funds from a purchaser and for improving purchaser willingness to transact with an unknown party. The invention also enables the allocation of a portion or all of a charge or... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090076959 - System and method for brokering ad hoc personal identification transactions between two consenting parties: Disclosed is a computer-based system and method for conducting ad hoc personal identification, or ID, transactions between at least two or more persons by means of a personal identification transaction apparatus attached to at least two communications channels. The personal identification transaction apparatus is intended to assist the interaction between... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi
20090076961 - Block trading system and method providing price improvement to aggressive orders: In a trading system for trading securities or the like, Contra Targeting is performed by enabling users to expose the liquidity within their order management system without divulging order management system information to a central trading server. Also, virtual orders can be placed and executed which give users price-time priority... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090076962 - Digital certification method and apparatus: A method for recording a document with authenticity certification information. The method includes receiving an indication from a user regarding their intention to accept and/or receive a proposed set of documentary content elements and presenting a visual display of the documentary content elements. The method further includes presenting and detecting... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20090076963 - System for a multi-media tool bar with advertisements: A system comprised of a Tool Bar equipped with the ability to: a) encrypt emails that are sent to computer users who must download and maintain a copy of the Tool Bar to receive the encryption keys needed to decrypt emails; b) display Advertisements in an area of the Tool... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20090076964 - Providing multiple payment schedules for storing imags and utilizing the stored images: A method of selecting images from a plurality of images previously stored by a user in a memory location of a service provider and ordering services to be provided utilizing the images includes establishing a service account for the user with the service provider to permit the user to have... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20090076965 - Counteracting random guess attacks against human interactive proofs with token buckets: A system and method that facilitates and effectuates distinguishing a human from a non-human user. A human interactive proof (HIP) employs a token bucket algorithm in order to reduce the success rate for a non-human user employing a guessing or artificial intelligence to solve a substantial number of HIP challenges.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090076966 - Methods and apparatus for conducting electronic transactions: A system and method for facilitating electronic transactions using an intelligent instrument is disclosed. An authorization server enables users to obtain authorization credentials through the use of the intelligent instrument by issuing a challenge to an intelligent token of the intelligent instrument. The intelligent token generates a challenge response and... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090076967 - Completely anonymous purchasing of goods on a computer network: The present invention discloses a system for the anonymous purchase of goods. A Customer requests to purchase some physical goods, the Vendor determines the cost of the goods, and asks the Customer to select a Carrier. The Vendor requests a Customer Token and redirects the Customer's browser to the Carrier,... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20090076971 - Automated lending system with automatic diversification and contract execution and sponsorships: In the disclosed computerized lending systems, terms of contracts are coordinated between a plurality of parties, each of which operate party client systems to interface to the electronic transaction processing system, including a database of transactions representing contracts, parties to the contracts and at least essential terms of the contracts.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090076972 - Automated lending system with automatic diversification and contract execution and sponsorships: In the disclosed computerized lending systems, terms of contracts are coordinated between a plurality of parties, each of which operate party client systems to interface to the electronic transaction processing system, including a database of transactions representing contracts, parties to the contracts and at least essential terms of the contracts.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090076973 - System and method for creating and tracking agreements for selling loans to a secondary market purchaser: A system for creating an agreement and tracking compliance with terms of an agreement between a seller and a purchaser for the sale of loans includes deal management logic and a rules processor. The deal management logic is configured to store and track the terms of the agreement using a... Agent: Fann-mke C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20090076969 - System and method for deployment and financing of a security system: A method is provided to itemize, install, finance and monitor a security system on a campus. A behavioral recognition training program for administration and staff is provided. A set of financing options is provided that minimizes or eliminates the burden placed on the school district for payment and maintenance of... Agent: George R. Schultz Schultz & Associates, P.C.
20090076970 - System and method for sending actionable offer alerts in electronic messages: Methods, systems and apparatus for communicating an advertisement offer. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes receiving an offer to place an advertisement in a publication; generating an electronic message including one or more items of information corresponding to the offer; including in the electronic message an actionable link associated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090076968 - Transaction gateway: A computerized method for online trading of options is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing an interface screen that shows market data and market data analysis useful to conduct a transaction and allows a user to input various transaction parameters, wherein the market data and market data analysis... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP
20090076960 - System and method for brokering ad hoc personal identification transactions between two consenting parties: A method and system for detecting and preventing fraudulent health care claims. A bar code having a service date and provider ID is generated. The provider ID identifies a health care service provider that is requested to provide a service to a client on the service date. A digital image... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090076984 - Distributing reauthorization time in the event of tariff time change: Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for distributing the timing of reauthorization requests. In one embodiment, a request to authorize a subscriber of a service to consume a quantity of the service is received and a delay time period is calculated. The delay time period is based on the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090076986 - Advertising system: An advertising system comprises an advertisement (1, 25) and suspending means such as chains (2) for suspending the advertisement (1, 25) from the jib (4) of a tower crane (3). Preferably, the advertisement (1, 25) is suspended from a crane hook (6) and the advertisement system is attached to the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090076985 - Method for obtaining biodiesel, alternative fuels and renewable fuels tax credits and treatment: The present invention relates to a method of obtaining U.S. Federal and State tax credits, renewable fuel treatment under the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Program, and other incentives by production and sale of esters manufactured by the esterification of carboxylic acids using slurry phase, heterogeneous catalyzed, reactive distillation.... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090070128 - Community-based community project content creation system and method: A method and system of community-based project content creation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating user profiles, associating first user with a first user profile, generating project profiles, each project profile associated with at least one user profile, associating the first user with a first project profile,... Agent: Raj Abhyanker LLP C/o Intellevate
20090070129 - Customer discovery and identification system and method: A customer targeting tool for identifying and targeting potential customers on a network. The customer targeting tool comprises an discovery unit for analyzing customer data regarding customer reaction to previous promotion activity. The reactions being positive or negative and the analysis identify groupings from customers differentiated by the reactions. The... Agent: Martin D Moynihan
20090070122 - Escrow service for providing licensed digital content: Physical media containing digital content can be exchanged for a license to download an electronic copy of the digital content. In an implementation, the physical media is received at a kiosk and secured such that it is not accessible to the user after the license is granted. The license provides... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090070123 - Financial decision aid for 4-d navigation: A method for facilitating a financial decision for 4-dimensional navigation of a vehicle includes receiving navigation information for the vehicle. A current location of the vehicle is determined. Data associated with at least one predetermined location of a plurality of predetermined locations is retrieved. A range of costs for said... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090070132 - Human relationships registering system, method and device for registering human relationships, program for registering human relationships, and medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by computer: To provide a human relationships registering system, a method and a server for registering human relationships, a program for registering human relationships, and a medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by a computer, all of which are used to establish wide and close relationships with members having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090070124 - Method: With these identities infrastructures will be built and interconnect with other infrastructures which deals with any and all products and services, especially new goods, products and services that can be discovered. These can be built around that identity, so on and so forth, for testing, manufacturing, promoting, marketing in all... Agent: Kent G Anderson Future Sm/tm
20090070127 - Method and apparatus for network-based mobile device coordination: A system and method for network-based coordination of a plurality of devices using precise timing methods is provided. The method includes registering a device for an event that utilizes precise timing. The method continues with identifying a list of devices that will participate in the event, downloading a set of... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090070130 - Reputation scoring: In one example embodiment, a system and method is shown that includes receiving a feedback score relating to a transaction engaged in by a user. The system and method also includes applying a weight to the feedback score based on weighting criteria to create a weighted feedback score. Further, generating... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090070131 - Standardized urban product: A mesh-sheet standardized block module includes a standardized house module, an animal/plant type house artistic module, or other building, and a mesh-sheet standardized block underground space module. The mesh-sheet standardized block module further includes a net-like standardized road/bridge module and a net-like standardized canal module, and may be replicated and... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090070126 - System and method for facilitating online employment opportunities between employers and job seekers: A system and method for facilitating access to online employment opportunities between employers and job seekers, wherein the system will rank both job seekers and employers based on a predetermined points schedule, and wherein the system will automatically match job seekers with job listings, and employers with job seekers, and... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20090070133 - System and method for providing a near matches feature in a network environment: An apparatus for providing a feature in a network environment is provided that includes a central website operable to interface with one or more end users and to manage information related to one or more of the end users. One or more searches are conducted for one or more of... Agent: Patent Capital Group
20090070121 - System, method and graphical user interface for workflow generation, deployment and/or execution: A method, system and graphical user interface for generating, deploying and/or executing one or more workflows are provided. The method includes forming, from information associated with a graphical representation of a workflow, a record for facilitating an execution of the workflow, dispatching the record to facilitate an execution of the... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group
20090070125 - Updating of an electronic periodical: An electronic periodical includes at least one object its content has at least one updatable segment. Updating is accomplished by substituting a content of a segment of an object stored in a database of objects associated with the currently publicized edition being ready for publishing. Updating rate is higher than... Agent: Avia Kafri
20090070138 - Integrated clinical risk assessment system: A computer-implemented method is provided for analyzing patient risk and determining an individual therapeutic treatment plan for a cancer patient. The method includes entering patient medical information into a risk assessment tool; identifying any obtaining missing or out-of-date patient information; initializing the risk assessment tool based on the patient's demographics... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090070141 - Method and system for defining, configuring, deploying, delivering, and monitoring health improvement programs: A method and system for defining, configuring, deploying, delivering, and monitoring health improvement programs are described. According to one embodiment, a method, comprises defining health improvement program components. The health improvement program components are assembled into a plurality of configured health improvement program templates. One or more program templates of... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20090070137 - Method and system to optimize quality of patient care paths: A system and method for optimizing status of a care plan is described, the method including defining a care plan as worksteps associated by a rule-based process. Historical data is collected for a plurality of worksteps for such attributes as diagnosis, clinical outcome and cost. The data may be analyzed... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090070139 - Methods and devices for maintaining a diet free from refined foods: Described herein are methods, apparatuses and kits suitable for treating a person afflicted with a disorder related to the consumption of refined foods.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090070135 - System and method for improving claims processing in the healthcare industry: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for managing clinical documents for claims processing. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a command to submit an invoice to a payer. The method also includes acquiring a first set of files from an electronic medical records... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090070136 - Systems and methods for medication management using multiple software applications: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for medication management including a user interface, a processor, and a display component. The user interface is adapted to receive patient data. The processor is adapted to aggregate medication data from at least one medication data source. The display component is... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090070134 - Tracking communicable pathogens: Methods, systems, computer program products, and data structures are used for tracking communicable pathogens in a healthcare facility. An individual is digitally tagged as been at risk for spreading communicable pathogens upon coming into contact with another individually that is digitally tagged as been at risk for spreading communicable pathogens.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090070140 - Visualizing the documentation and coding of surgical procedures: Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products for providing visual indication of documentation and coding of medical procedures may include providing a choice of medical codes associated with a medical procedure. A user selection of one of the medical codes is detected. Based on the detection, a visual... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090070148 - Health care data management: Health care data is stored in memory accessible to a server. The server allows users to access the health care data, such as across a communication network. In some embodiments a biometric identifier for a patient is stored with patient information. The biometric identifier can be used to control access... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090070149 - Intelligent data management system and method: An intelligent data management system and method are disclosed. The system includes a database of stored data, a middleware layer having access to the stored data, and at least one client device for remotely accessing a provided course of action. The middleware layer includes a fuzzy logic knowledge base for... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090070145 - Method and system for coronary artery disease care: A system and method for evaluating patient risk factors and managing the care of patients with risk factors or symptoms of cardiovascular disease is described. A form-based data entry device is used to retrieve medical history data of a patient, to enter updated data, and to request further medical tests... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090070143 - Method and system for differential diagnosis neuro solution: A system and method for diagnosing neurological syndromes is described. A form-based data entry device is used to collect data about the current state of the patient, and the data is supplemented by such data as may be available for a patient history medical data base. A rule-based analysis engine... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090070144 - Method and system for stroke prevention and care: A system and method for evaluating patient risk factors and managing the care of patients with risk factors for neurological syndromes is described. A form-based data entry device is used to retrieve medical history data of a patient, to enter updated data, and to request further medical tests and studies.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090070146 - Method for managing the release of data: A system and method is described for managing the release of information from a personal electronic health record (EHR). A central data warehouse maintains at least a part of the HER along with at least a copy of a patient's permission plan for the release of data to others in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090070142 - Methods and systems for providing patient registration information: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method of providing patient information. The method includes requesting patient data, supplying the patient data using a mobile electronic device, storing the patient data to a memory associated with the mobile electronic device, and communicating the patient data to a remote data... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090070147 - Personalized information discovery and presentation system: A personalized health information discovery and presentation system is presented. The system has an input device, a subject-profile module, an information database, an alignment module, a solutions module, an integration engine, a plan module, a graphical user interface, and a processor. The input device allows a user to enter a... Agent: Tips Group C/o Intellevate LLC
20090070151 - Advanced integrated data environment: The present invention is directed towards a computer software package for managing data related to the purchase of a future value asset. The invention includes a database of data related to at least one account identifying a transaction between a holder of a future value asset and a purchaser of... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20090070153 - Method and system for endowment insurance at autonomous interest rates: The system for endowment insurance at autonomous interest rates performs various operating procedures of the endowment insurance at autonomous interest rates, including policy purchasing, guaranty and security, funds competitive bidding for the deposit and borrowing platform at autonomous interest rates, investment management, calculation of investment profit and loss, profit sharing,... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090070150 - Methods and systems for managing the risks of patent coverage: Presented herein are methods and systems for managing an entity's risks of patent coverage. More specifically, the present invention is directed to methods and system for insuring an entity against damage awards in patent litigation. The presented methods and systems allow a manufacturer to minimize their exposure to damage awards... Agent: Charles C. Valauskas Valauskas & Pine LLC
20090070154 - System for funding roadways within a state: Disclosed is a method for funding thoroughfares in a state by requiring insurance companies doing business within a state fund a pool of money managed by a fund manager. When a driver is issued pulled over and is issued a summons or has an incident on a roadway the police... Agent: Guerry Leonard Grune
20090070152 - Systems and methods for dynamic quote generation: Accurate quotes can be generated using a dynamic approach to obtaining information. A set of questions can be generated to be displayed to a user. At least some of the questions can be evaluative questions, such that when an answer is received that answer is analyzed and the set of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090070155 - Automated method to manage rental units, hotel rooms, or guest suites: A method to manage a plurality of guest rental units, wherein the method provides a plurality of guest rental units, wherein each guest rental unit comprises one or more bed rooms and a bath room. The method further disposes a different rental kiosk adjacent to, and associated with, each guest... Agent: Dale F. Regelman
20090070157 - Method and means for delivering, handling and using coded information: A method and apparatus for delivering coded information using mobile phones with a display. The method is characterized in that the coded information includes element codes, the elements of which are selected from character sets supported by short text messaging systems and disseminated by, but not limited to standard SMS... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090070156 - Visitor parking system and method: A method of managing a visitor parking facility available to a plurality of users is described, the visitor parking facility comprising: a plurality of visitor parking bays, and a barrier for controlling the entry to and exit from the visitor parking facility of visitor vehicles. The method of managing the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090070168 - Enterprise energy management system with social network approach to data analysis: A system for analyzing power management data by a community of users having a common interest is disclosed. Power management related data is collected from multiple sources and categorized. The power management data can then be manipulated and presented based at least on the categorization thereof.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/pml
20090070171 - Host capture: A system and method for processing transactions. A unique transaction identifier is generated for each transaction. Processing of the transaction utilizes the unique transaction identifier.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090070163 - Method and apparatus for automatically generating labor standards from video data: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for creating a labor standard for a task. The process automatically detects event data derived from a continuous video stream, wherein the event data comprises metadata describing a sequence of motions for performing the task, and parses the event data... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090070166 - Method and system for mitigating liability related to regulatory requirements: Embodiments of the invention may be used to mitigate potential liability for non-compliance with legal requirements related to employment authorization and verification. In one embodiment, a method is used to digitize employment verification forms, to create a database of the information reflected in the paper employment verification forms, and to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090070158 - Method apparatus and system for visualization of probabilistic models: A method, apparatus, computer system and a program storage device for modeling a business process to assess risk is provided. A preferred embodiment of the method includes the steps of: (a) creating a high level model for the business process, (b) modeling a calculation algorithm for the business process; and... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation/osha Liang Mr. Bryan Galloway, ManagingIPCounsel
20090070161 - Method, system and data model for maximizing the annual profit of a household micro-economy: A periodical expense planning system, method and data model considers income, predicted and unpredicted expenses, in order to maximize final balance and profit for the analysis period. It applies multi-period linear optimization techniques, analyzing the expenses of a house cell over N periods for every period within N. The model... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090070159 - Processing device, a system and a method for providing a message to a user: The present invention relates to a method, a processing device, and a system for providing message(s) to a user of e.g. a mobile terminal. The method comprises receiving a message(s) including an indication in a processing device and retrieving a personal file, which is stored in a personal unit, in... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090070160 - Quantitative alignment of business offerings with the expectations of a business prospect: In certain embodiments, a method for quantitative alignment of business offerings with the expectations of a business prospect includes accessing a novelty indicator for an offering, the novelty indicator being based on one or more characteristics of the offering and rating an innovation level of the offering. The method further... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090070164 - Real time self adjusting test process: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to test processing manufactured products and provide a method, system and computer program product for self-adjusting test processing of manufactured goods in a supply chain management data processing system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090070172 - Rent management software: Disclosed is software to manage tenants and provide accounting. The present invention is rent management software that allows unlimited tracking of properties and units. Provided is a powerful search engine that will scan a database in many different ways. An email or letter can be generated from any address stored... Agent: Michael Ries
20090070167 - Rule based product assessment method and apparatus: A computer implemented method, and apparatus, and a computer readable media for automated processing of standard cost estimates for business activities. A standard cost estimate indicating standard costs of a business activity is defined. A design pattern is used to encapsulate product characteristics including, defining at least one change request... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090070173 - System and method for evaluating space efficiency for office users: A system and method for identifying and calculating inefficiencies in a real estate space includes determining the areas of rooms required by a user. A circulation loss is calculated. The total of the room areas and the circulation loss are added to determine a net usable space required by the... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP
20090070170 - System and method for risk assessment and management: s
20090070165 - System and method for workflow solution overview: A method and system are provided for providing a user interface in a workflow management system. The method includes, responsive to user inputs defining a workflow in the workflow management system, displaying the workflow in a graph-based format, wherein the workflow includes a set of steps and a control flow.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090070162 - System, method and graphical user interface for workflow generation, deployment and/or execution: A method, system and graphical user interface for generating, deploying and/or executing one or more workflows are provided. The method includes obtaining, via a graphical-user interface, information for executing a plurality of tasks of a workflow, wherein the information defines an abstraction of at least one function of the plurality... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group
20090070169 - Value added business monitoring and reporting systems and methods: Systems, method and reports, for executing calculating economic and tax capital balances at the partner/shareholder level for partnerships and unitized companies are disclosed. The system provides full reporting and allows for business information to be transmitted electronically and in multiple formats. The system also allows a user to retrieve a... Agent: James Remenick Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP
20090070179 - Impact meter: A system, means, and method for providing real-time feedback to a contributor of a charitable cause is described. It allows the contributor to see both the good they are doing directly, and the good being created by all the people who take positive actions as a result of the contributor's... Agent: Julian Kalmar
20090070174 - Lab reservation system: The present invention provides a computer implemented lab reservation system including a reservation engine and a reservation database. The reservation database contains data concerning the computer systems and target operating environments in the lab. The reservation engine manipulates the reservation database in order to efficiently match user requests to specific... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090070181 - Method and system for an online reservation system for services selectable from multiple categories: The present invention is a method and system for an online reservation system providing services of multiple categories of service providers. Service providers may integrate all of their appointments with a calendar maintained by the online reservation system. The system automatically collects client data and may provide accounting services and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090070176 - Method, system and program product for managing fulfillment of orders: A method, system and program product for optimally managing fulfillment of orders that are channeled through a diversified manufacturing environment that utilizes different process models, product nomenclatures and communication methods. The method includes sending by a contemporary fulfillment application to a legacy application a scheduling request for an order that... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy
20090070175 - Mobile-based systems and methods for processing fuel orders: Systems and methods for handling fuel orders. A system can include application software that is configured for operation upon a vehicle operator's communication device. The application software receives fuel order data and displays the received data to the fuel vehicle driver. The received fuel order data is for use in... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090070182 - Organization activity management system: An automated method and system (100) for modeling and measuring the tangible elements of value, intangible elements of value and external factors of an organization and using said model to optimize organization activities.... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20090070177 - System and method for optimally allocating overlapping inventory: The present invention introduces methods for allocating: overlapping inventory. In the system of the present invention overlapping inventory problems are reformulated as a network transport problem. Specifically, different inventory types are represented as inventory network nodes. Similarly, corresponding inventory requests are also represented as request network nodes. The different inventory... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090070178 - System and method for scheduling and confirming appointments: A system and method are disclosed to allow scheduling of viewing and service appointments over a network. A user accesses the system over the network and views a plurality of time slots corresponding to a real estate property or corresponding to a service appointment. Upon user selection of a time... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20090070180 - Variant rating plans for virtual world environment: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A participant or player can participate in various virtual world experiences including activities, settings, events, purchases, sales and diverse transactions to acquire virtual products, virtual services, and/or virtual items of value. Feedback... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090070183 - Turfs and skills for multiple technicians: Methods and systems are disclosed for assigning multiple technicians to turfs and to skills. One method allows a user to interface with an Integrated Dispatch System and assign multiple technicians to a turf. The turf designates a geographic area within a telecommunications network. The multiple technicians and the turf are... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090070199 - Adult care information system and method: A system and method for providing consumer-based, adult care provider-relevant information in a consolidated format to potential users (e.g., customers, responsible parties, government evaluators, etc.) of adult healthcare facilities and/or services. A system and method typically enables healthcare providers and others to provide information and for users to obtain information... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP
20090070192 - Advertising request and rules-based content provision engine, system and method: A clearinghouse apparatus, system and method for content, including an ad generator, an ad generator interface by which a user can interact with the ad generator, wherein, in an interaction with the ad generator using the ad generator interface, at least one content item other than content owned by the... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20090070189 - Business domain level specification of a marketing campaign: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to the customer experience marketing component of an e-commerce system and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for specifying marketing campaigns in an e-commerce system at a business domain level. In one embodiment... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090070184 - Embedded media recommendations: A system and method for embedding recommendations on a portable media player are provided. In general, recommendations for media presentations stored or to be stored on the portable media player are generated by a recommendation engine hosted by an external system such as, for example, a user's personal computer or... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090070187 - Energy merchant exchange: Methods and systems for evaluating decisions associated with energy market interaction events and providing feedback to users are provided. Market interaction events include events associated with energy production and the sale of energy. Market interaction events that result in lost opportunities are identified and associated lost profits are analyzed and... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 005222
20090070186 - Interactively presenting advertising content offline: Methods, media, and components are provided for presenting advertising content in an offline setting. In one embodiment, the method includes presenting on a user interface (UI) an advertisement in an electronic form that is associated with selectable options that are also presented on the UI. The selectable options lead to... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090070197 - Method for electronic data collection about products and services and related electronic system: The present invention refers to a method for electronic data collection about products and/or services through a virtual community made up of a plurality of discussion groups wherein the virtual community is managed by a company and a related electronic system. The method (100) of the present invention comprises steps... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090070194 - Method of providing estimated cost for keyword advertisement: Disclosed is a method of running a keyword advertisement service. The method comprises receiving, from a potential advertiser, a proposed cost-per-click (proposed CPC) for a first keyword advertisement using a first keyword, providing historical data of a count of search queries submitted to the search engine and comprising the first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090070200 - Online qualitative research system: An online research system delivers allows a researcher to script queries to be delivered to research participants, delivers the queries, collects research participant feedback, and aggregates the feedback for review and analysis by the researcher. Tools are provided which allow queries to be rapidly and easily scripted, and the researcher... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20090070188 - Portfolio and project risk assessment: A system and method are provided for portfolio risk assessment. A user is prompted for answers to one or more questions that each relate to the risk of aspects of a project. The questions may take the form of a customized questionnaire, and the answers may be quantitative or qualitative.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090070191 - Postage optimization for bulk mailings: A system, method and program product for optimizing a mailing list. A system is provided that includes a system for determining a postage tier for each name in a mailing list; a system for adding names to the mailing list to complete bundles required to qualify for postage discounts at... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090070198 - Studio farm: A method for reviewing and developing media content, including: receiving the media content submitted by a media creator; enabling reviewers to view and rate the media content; receiving ratings of a plurality of media contents from the reviewers; selecting at least one media content from the plurality of media contents... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090070196 - System and method for developing small geographic area population, household, and demographic count estimates and projections using a master address file: In one aspect, a system and method is provided for developing small geographic area population, household, business and demographic count estimates and projections using a MAF. The systems and methods described herein use mailing addresses and corresponding address related records, in conjunction with the DPV validation and RDI coding functionality,... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090070193 - System and method for intellectual property mortgaging: A method that provides industry specific consulting, management, and production services to individual IP producers. More specifically, the method provides intellectual property leveraging strategies, accounting, and finance methods for individual IP producers based on a contractual relationship wherein a business entity delivers the industry specific consulting, management, and production services... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090070195 - System and method for intelligent information gathering and analysis: A system and method for intelligent information gathering and analysis. Information is gathered from a plurality of open sources such as markets, investigations, government databases, internet intelligence, and public records. The gathered information is parsed and linked based on marketplace activities including threats. The parsed and linked information is sent... Agent: Wolf, Block, Shorr And Solis-cohen LLP
20090070185 - System and method for recommending a digital media subscription service: A system and method for recommending a subscription media service for a user are provided. In general, a user profile for the user is generated. The user profile may include information such as, but not limited to, information identifying media items in the user's media collection, biographical information describing the... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090070202 - Competitive rewards benchmarking system and method: The invention concerns a system and method for implementing and/or administering a competitive rewards database. Member data is received from at least one member computer via a data feed. The (raw) member data is automatically mapped and incorporated into the competitive rewards database. A data capture tool, preferably coupled to... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20090070201 - Online information marketplace performing data analysis: A computer-implemented method for gathering information is described. The computer-implemented method includes generating an information request responsive to input from an information buyer. The computer implemented method also includes providing the information request to a user. Moreover, the computer-implemented method includes receiving information from the user responsive to the information... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090070215 - Advertising method: A mobile information resource, the present invention provides programming along with advertisements. The advertisements appear in place of programming or alongside programming, allowing viewers to contact advertisers were ever the programming is being shown. Advertisers can dynamically choose the time, date, locations, conditions, and other variables concerning when ads are... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC
20090070216 - Advertising system and method: Initially, information is received that is related to an online auction that has ended. The received information includes identities of non-winning auction participants and the auctioned product or service. A specific advertisement is then selected from among multiple advertisements associated the auctioned product or service. Certain non-winning auction participants are... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20090070226 - Apparatus for providing coupons in cooperation with operation of a fuel vending device: An apparatus for use in cooperation with operation of a fuel vending device; the fuel vending device delivering at least one fuel product; the delivering being effected by exercising an actuator element; includes: (a) a control unit for controlling the apparatus in dispensing at least one item having value after... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul
20090070206 - Delayed advertisement insertion in videos: A method for achieving uninterrupted interactivity for user watching a video yet clicking on an advertisement is provided. A method for delayed interactivity is provided herein. Delayed interactivity is implemented in the form of delayed insertions. When a user clicks on an object in hypervideo, presentation of or any action... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090070207 - Electronic coupon display system and method: Electronic coupons are downloaded from a coupon server to a multifunction device and the coupons are stored on the multifunction device. Each electronic coupon includes a text-based form of the coupon and an image-based form of the coupon that includes promotional offers and/or brand indicia. When a consumer hovers a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090070220 - Method for providing consumer-driven web-based direct mail advertising: A method for web-based direct mail advertising that is consumer-driven and vendor-tracked is disclosed. A vendor is selected to participate in a web-based vendor tutorial and consumer-driven direct mail marketing service, while consumers are provided access to a web-based vendor promotions portal. Consumers receive information regarding access to the web-based... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090070208 - Method of developing the activity of an on-line payment site by means of an attractor site interfaced therewith: The invention provides an economic mechanism enabling an on-line payment site to be developed by means of an attractor site that is distinct but that is interfaced to a payment site. The method of the invention comprises the following steps: a) after an individual has connected to the attractor site,... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090070213 - Method, system, and apparatus for providing supplemental content for a social expression product: A digital experience method, system, and apparatus provides greeting cards in a traditional retail store for selection by a card purchaser. The card purchaser selects one or more digital experiences to enhance or complete the thought of the selected card. The selection of a digital experience can occur through the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20090070225 - Methods, systems, and products for classifying subscribers: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for classifying a subscriber. An event record is formed comprising at least one command from at least one subscriber and a time associated with the at least one command. Data describing the at least one event record is merged with data describing media programming... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090070224 - Product and method for promoting a person, place or thing: The present invention is directed to a method for promoting a person, place or thing. The method includes forming a design into clay, and then firing the clay into final form. The design is associated with the person, place or thing such that a third party, when viewing the design,... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd
20090070210 - Sending delayed message in response to a customer request: A technology platform for the delivery of advertisements and messages in response to a user making a voice based connection via an end user communications device. More specifically, the invention provides advertising supported information services. In one specific embodiment, a first station includes connection circuitry to setup a voice based... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090070223 - System and method for calculating postal charges: A system for calculating postal charges receives detailed information and configuration information about a bulk mail, and collects charge-calculation information on the basis of the detailed information and the configuration information. Then, the system determines discount rates for the bulk mail on the basis of the charge-calculation information, and generates... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090070218 - System and method for creating, promoting and tracking vouchers within a community: The system includes a communication source formed with a computer-accessible network having a software platform that supports a sale of a plurality of vouchers. A voucher creation system is in communication with the communication source. The voucher creation system allows at least one entity to create at least a first... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20090070203 - System and method for online allocation of perks: A method and system are disclosed for providing employees with amenities administered by an employer organization. The method and system include providing a quantity of perk credits to a user having a unique user id, presenting several perks to the user, where each of the plurality of perks is associated... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090070209 - System and method for providing advertising reflexive to user input: A method and apparatus for presenting reflexive advertising to a user is disclosed. User input is monitored and from time to time, transmitted to a remote server that compares the user input to a set of keywords. This comparison is used to identify suitable advertising to be presented to the... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20090070212 - System and method using sampling for scheduling advertisements in an online auction with budget and time constraints: An improved system and method is provided for using sampling for scheduling advertisements in an online auction with budget and time constraints. A multi-armed bandit engine may be provided for sampling new advertisements by allocating advertisements for web page placements of equal quality and optimizing payments to maximize the welfare... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090070211 - System and method using sampling for scheduling advertisements in slots of different quality in an online auction with budget and time constraints: An improved system and method is provided for using sampling for scheduling advertisements in slots of different quality in an online auction with budget and time constraints. A multi-armed bandit engine may be provided for sampling new advertisements by allocating advertisements for web page placements of different quality and optimizing... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090070221 - Systems and methods for immersive advertising: The invention is directed to systems and Methods for immersive advertising on a wide area network, such as the Internet or World Wide Web. Immersive advertisements are customized presentations developed and imbedded within the body of web content. They can take the form of non-static images imbedded within a configurable... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20090070205 - Systems and methods to provide information and connect people for real time communications: Methods and apparatuses to provide communication connections at a cost reduced via advertising. One embodiment includes: receiving a request from a first user over a data communication network; response to the request, initiating a first telephonic connection to the first user and a second telephonic connection to a second user... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090070217 - Targeted advertisement transmission and delivery in a bandwidth limited multicast wireless system: A system and method thereof for the delivery of focused alternate content and advertisements to mobile devices that selectively targets groups in a bandwidth limited multicast wireless video transmission. The limited wireless bandwidth does not allow multiple focused alternate content to be transmitted during allowed spot time to effectively cover... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090070204 - Targeted in-group advertising: Embodiments of the present invention fill the need of displaying relevant advertisements to members of targeted online groups (or online community groups), whose group members share common interests. The relevant advertisements are provided by advertisers who promote goods and/or services that the targeted online groups are likely to have an... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20090070219 - Targeting advertisements in a social network: A social networking website logs information about actions taken by members of the website. For a particular member of the website, the website presents targeted ads based on actions by the member and one or more characteristics of the member. The social networking website maintains a profile associated with the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090070214 - Three-dimensional memory-based three-dimensional memory module: Three-dimensional-memory-based three-dimensional memory module (3D2-M2) is a three-dimensional memory module (3D-MM) comprising a plurality of three-dimensional mask-programmable memory (3D-mM) chips. As an ultra-low-cost and ultra-large-capacity memory module, 3D2-M2 is suitable for pre-recorded multimedia library (PML), particularly pre-recorded movie library (PmL). By limiting access to PML, its pricing model is more... Agent: Guobiao Zhang
20090070222 - Vendor-qualified targeted marketing system and method: A system and method for distributing an advertising offer from a provider of goods and services to at least one of a plurality of occupants of a building, In a preferred embodiment, an information processor is accessible by the provider and at least one of the occupants. A first interactive... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090070229 - Device and a method for ordering product at a premises via an integrated multimedia service system: A product ordering device provided at a digital home system at a user premises is disclosed. The digital home system comprises a user terminal and a gateway device within the premises. Occupants at the premises enjoy the product ordering service on an interactive user interface displayed via the user terminal.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090070230 - Remote purchasing system and method: A scheme for enabling the remote purchasing of products or services based on a recipient's location. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for enabling a purchaser to purchase a product or service for a specified recipient different from the purchaser includes: (a) receiving location-based information obtained from a device or... Agent: Mendelsohn And Associates, P.C.
20090070227 - System and method for ordering consumables: A system for ordering consumables includes a peripheral device that utilizes at least one consumable, an entitlement system established between a user of the peripheral device and a supplier of at least one consumable, wherein the user pre-purchases a quantity of at least one consumable from the supplier for subsequent... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090070228 - Systems and methods for e-commerce and mobile networks for providing purchase experiences of friends in a social network: Methods, for facilitating electronic commerce using a social network, including: registering users on a social-network product-review site, wherein each user can be connected to other users by designating the other users as friends; identifying product purchases, of the users, made in merchant locations; collecting purchase details, and associated-user identities; sending... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090070236 - Diamond and precious stone trading platform with funding and delivery transparency: The transparent diamond and precious stone trading platform and method has funding and delivery transparency during the buy-order, funding, and tracking pickup, independent comparative inspection, and final delivery of each stone. The database of stones includes, for each stone, stone-weight, stone characteristics, price, and a grading lab certificate. The certificate... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20090070232 - Method and system of valuing vehicles and providing classified listings: A system and method for providing comparative market values in conjunction with creating or browsing online sales listings. Sellers automatically receive comparative market values while creating sales listings to thereby facilitate the establishment of sales prices. Potential buyers are provided comparative market values for items listed in sales listings while... Agent: Terrence J. Edwards Clayton, Howarth & Cannon, P.C.
20090070235 - Promoting a web technology through a virtual service marketplace: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for promoting a web technology through a virtual service marketplace. Online tools are provided on a host website for creating a project website. The host website comprises the virtual service marketplace. A user defines a project and proposes the project to... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20090070234 - Systems and methods for facilitating consumer-dispenser interactions: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for consumer-dispenser interactions. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a user interface operable to interact with a consumer and receive at least one input from the consumer. The product dispenser can also include a... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090070231 - Systems and methods for multi-provider content-on-demand retrieval: Systems and methods for retrieving multi-provider on-demand content through a common portal device are disclosed. The techniques described herein allow for multi-provider media content to be made available for retrieval to a user through a streamlined process thereby enhancing the user experience and likelihood of ordering on-demand content.... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP
20090070233 - Wiki biz web: Systems and methods for accessing multiple portals using a unique business language semantic are provided. Business information and services are provided to customers during, for example, a supply chain management process. An accessible business environment is provided which includes a common repository. The common repository has access to one or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090070237 - Data reconciliation: Reconciling corresponding data reported by multiple data sources and pertaining to hardware, software, and telecommunications assets distributed throughout an organization is described. In one aspect, a reconciliation framework receives data maintained by a first data source and pertaining to a portion of the hardware, software, and telecommunications assets distributed throughout... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090070238 - Database system and method for tracking goods: An online database method, comprising marking a plurality of gemstones with respective identifiers; maintaining a database linking the identifiers with at least a portion of at least one of a transaction history and a subjective description of the plurality of gemstones; updating the database with an economic value based on... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20090070241 - Bank balance funds check and negative balance controls for enterprise resource planning systems: A computer-implemented method, for enterprise financial systems, consisting of a set of controls, that checks if the existing bank balance funds available is adequate for each incoming transaction that requires or impacts such funds, and validates the transaction when there is adequate bank funds available, or fails validation when inadequate;... Agent: Manohar Enterprises, Inc.
20090070240 - Method and system to us either or both a centralized function in order to facilitate property use arrangements, and/or to use life insurance policy death benefits as balance sheet assets. these may or may not encourage loan default and foreclosure avoidan: c
20090070239 - Open platform for unregistered securities (opus): A computer-implemented, web-interfaced method of trading and settlement of unregistered securities issued under an exception outlined in Rule 144A includes providing access to a website in communication with a network. A data structure is established and stored in a memory and includes information relating to one or more unregistered securities... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090070242 - Local cost computation accounting for a print job: A method for accounting for a print job includes providing at least one print device having at least one control software module, and a server having a funds deposition mechanism storing deposited funds in a funds database, wherein the server communicates with the print device via a network transporting at... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090070243 - Local cost computation accounting for a print job: A system for accounting for a print job includes at least one print device having at least one control software module and a server having a funds deposition mechanism storing deposited funds in a funds database. The server communicates with the print device via a network transporting at least one... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090070244 - Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for managing penalty fees for financial accounts: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed for providing a payment plan to credit card customers. A customer may be offered membership into a payment plan that allows the customer to pay past due penalty fees included in a balance associated with the customer's credit card account. Once a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090070246 - Electronic financial transaction routing: Methods and systems for determining a network for settling an electronic transaction at a financial transaction processor is disclosed according to embodiments of the invention. Certain embodiments include receiving a transaction from a merchant. The transaction may includes a bank identification number (BIN) and a geographical state identifier associated the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090070248 - Method, system and server for charging a prepaid account: The present invention relates to prepaid services in the communication field. A method for charging a prepaid account includes: delivering the available traffic to the NAS based on the available balance of an account shared by the user and other users in response to a successful authentication of a user's... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090070247 - System and method for determining elegibility and enrolling members in various programs: A system and method for determining eligibility of persons and enrolling those persons in various programs. For example, one embodiment is particularly suited for enrolling credit card members in payment programs. A program is selected, after which enrollment information is entered. The enrollment information is checked and verified, and the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090070245 - System and method for management and processing of bankruptcy claims and payments: A system and method provides electronic management and processing of bankruptcy-related claims and payments. The method includes receiving loan servicer data from a loan servicer portfolio. The method also includes receiving trustee data from a repository of trustee information. The method includes comparing one or more data fields related to... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20090070274 - Method and system for identification and analysis of investment assets: The present invention discloses a novel method and system for identification and analysis of fundamental stock characteristics, as well as investment funds distribution. Essential stock performance factors are identified and characterized, the identified factors are then divided by sectors. The weight on the stock selection decision of each factor is... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090070275 - financial optimization system and method: An improved investment optimizing system and method. Once an investor or investment advisor determines the appropriate asset allocation and that there are both taxable accounts and tax-deferred or tax-free investment accounts, the invention will optimize/maximize the investor's ending after-tax asset accumulation, which is the objective of all investors. This is... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20090070249 - Contingent event rights relating to team location: The present invention relates to an integrated rights marketplace providing a platform for exchanging a right, the right being subject to a contingency, wherein the right relates to a right to an item associated with a sports team and wherein contingency relates to the location of the sports team.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090070252 - Electronic trading system for simulating the trading of carbon dioxide equivalent emission reductions and methods of use: An electronic trading system for simulating the trading of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emission reductions and methods of use are provided. An electronic trading application may allow a user to participate in an electronic trading simulation. An electronic trading application may allow a simulation administrator to modify parameters in connection... Agent: Laura A. Sheridan Fish & Neave
20090070250 - Routing of orders in equity options by means of a parameterized rules-based routing table: An enhanced system and method for the “smart” routing of orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. The method of routing includes different rules and protocols for orders that are allowed to route using a traditional intermarket linkage than for orders that are allowed to route using an alternative... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy
20090070251 - System and method for payment over a series of time periods in an online market with budget and time constraints: An improved system and method is provided for using sampling for scheduling advertisements in an online auction with budget and time constraints. A multi-armed bandit engine may be provided for sampling new advertisements by allocating advertisements for web page placements of equal quality and optimizing payments to maximize the welfare... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090070253 - Compilation and analysis of company information: Information about a company is compiled from a plurality of public sources. The information is then analyzed to identify a plurality of relevant factors from the information. The factors are used to rate risks associated with the company. A profile is generated based on the factors to summarize the risks... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090070254 - Consumer fuel quantity purchasing system: A system and method for the pre-purchase of a quantity of a commodity traded in a futures market or could otherwise be hedged of any volume, at any time, using the internet. The method and system establishes a commodity purchase account for a provider to allow a user purchase of... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090070255 - Social lending and borrowing in virtual financial community: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method for creating and maintaining a virtual financial community with a plurality of subscribers subscribing to a social lending and/or borrowing scheme. A total face value and a scheme period are specified for the scheme. Each subscriber periodically invests a predetermined portion of the... Agent: Ashok Tankha Of Counsel, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20090070256 - Systems and methods for payment: Embodiments include systems and methods including a computer network for making electronic payments between monetary accounts issued by different issuers, comprising a plurality of user issuers, each of the user issuers operable to provide one or more user accounts, a plurality of issued user accounts, each one of the plurality... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090070257 - Systems and methods for transferring funds from a sending account: Provided herein are methods and systems for transferring funds from a sending account to a payee. In embodiments, the sending account may be a pre-paid wireless telephone account. The methods and systems may involve a transaction management system, an account setup module, a funds transfer module and a reporting module.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090070260 - Credit card system and method: A credit card system is provided which has the added feature of providing additional limited use credit card numbers and/or cards. These numbers and/or cards can be used for a single or limited use transaction, thereby reducing the potential for fraudulent reuse of these numbers and/or cards. The credit card... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090070259 - Data processsing card based copy bill payment capability: A data processing card includes computer-readable data relating to at least one of processing information and payment information for a print job. The card includes an unpaid for limit associated with processing the print job. A card includes information indicative of a payment source associated with a user. The card... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090070258 - System and method for generation of customized cards having a gift value associated therewith: The subject application is directed to a system and method for generating gift cards. Image data representing gift card formats is first generated on an associated display. A gift card is then selected and text data is received representing text associated with the selected gift card. Gift amount data is... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20090070262 - Ach-enabled micropayments: A method and a system for arranging for micropayment of transaction amounts related to micro-transactions transacted by a user are provided. In example embodiments, the method may include analyzing transaction conditions (e.g., availability of a stored value, a valid bank account, an Automated Clearing House (ACH) funding, a credit card... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090070264 - Data processing card based copy bill payment capability: A method of authorizing and processing payment for a print job for a preferred user includes determining that a preferred data processing card has funds. If there are no funds, adding funds or obtaining information from the preferred user to access or establish a preferred user account to authorize processing... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090070263 - Peer to peer fund transfer: Systems and methods that facilitate using a first mobile device to initiate a funds transfer to a second device. One mobile to consumer payment embodiment allows a person enter into a store and pay for that person's purchases using that person's cell phone. Other mobile consumer payment embodiments include strictly... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090070265 - System and method for cashback funding: In an example embodiment, a system is provided for a cashback funding of an account. The system comprises a transaction receiving module to receive a request to process a transaction amount, wherein the transaction amount is funded by a debit card. The system further comprises a transaction authorization module to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090070261 - System for identifying an individual and managing an account: The present invention provides a method for managing an account for an unidentified individual by communicating with the unidentified individual who is using a device to communicate which transmits an identifier associated with the origin of the communication, obtaining from the unidentified individual a group of characters associated with the... Agent: Joseph Pence
20090070266 - System and method for physiological data authentication and bundling with delayed binding of individual identification: A system and method for physiological data authentication and bundling with delayed binding of individual identification. In embodiments, the invention utilizes biometric data within a physiological data stream to allow for the late or delayed binding of the individual's identity to that data stream. In addition, the source of one... Agent: Molly A. Mccall Intel Corporation
20090070268 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for secure digital transactions: A method for generating a code representative of a currency value according to one embodiment includes generating a first code, and combining a security code with the first code for creating a larger composite code, the composite code being associated with a predetermined currency value. Further, the composite code is... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20090070269 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for secure digital transactions: A method for safeguarding data according to one embodiment includes receiving a data package comprising data and a timestamp. Additionally, the method includes receiving or retrieving authentication information. Furthermore, the method includes determining a validity of the authentication information. Further still, the method includes granting access to the data if... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20090070270 - System and method for purchase benefits at a point of sale: A system and method of providing users with an accessible system and convenient method for conducting purchase benefit transactions. When enrolling in a biometric authorization system, a user may authorize the system to apply for purchase benefits on the user's behalf at subsequent transactions.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090070271 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for secure digital transactions: A method for authorizing recurring transaction according to one embodiment includes receiving a defined payment amount associated with a user or entity. Additionally, the method includes receiving a first code associated with a first predetermined currency value, where the first code is also associated with the user or entity. Furthermore,... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20090070272 - Wirelessly executing financial transactions: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for wirelessly executing financial transactions. A payment card includes an interface, a communication module, secure memory, a user-interface module, and a processing module. The interface connects to a slot of a mobile host device. The communication module wirelessly receives RF... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090070273 - Database system and method for tracking goods: An online database method, comprising marking a plurality of gemstones with respective identifiers; maintaining a database linking the identifiers with at least a portion of at least one of a transaction history and a subjective description of the plurality of gemstones; updating the database with an economic value based on... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20090070267 - User programmed media delivery service: A method and system for programming a media delivery system (FIG. 2) in which members of the general public can produce and host programming, including non-promotional (106) and promotional media items (108), and media consumers (220) can provide direct feedback (252, 262) to the operator of the media delivery system... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090070276 - System and method for print proofing for fee-based document output devices: The subject application is directed to a print proofing system and method for fee-based document output devices. Electronic document data is first received of a selected electronic document for which tangible output is desired. A user is prompted for input of proof output data representing an instruction to generate a... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20090070277 - System and method for real time adaptive class and special services determination: The present invention relates to a method for processing a plurality of mail pieces that is able to make appropriate class of service determinations during processing based on a first class of service received from a user and a measured weight and dimension(s) of each mail piece. If the first... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090070278 - Automatically generated metered mail: Postage values are determined for a plurality of documents stored in a document file. Value-bearing indicia are generated based upon the determined values. The indicia are stored separately from the documents. The documents and the indicia are printed on the same mailpiece.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090063168 - Conducting marketing activity in relation to a virtual world based on monitored virtual world activity: A method, system and computer program product for conducting a marketing activity are disclosed. An activity of an avatar in a virtual world is monitored and a key word is extracted from the monitored activity. A marketing activity is determined based on the extracted key word.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090063169 - Extending industry certifications to an uncertified party: A certified party can assist an uncertified party to gain access to a business requiring certification. The uncertified party requests that certification be extended by the certified party over a product made by the uncertified party. The certified party, certifying body and/or notified body evaluates the quality systems, procedures and... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP
20090063181 - Facility management system and control method of facility management system: A facility management system and a control method thereof are provided. The system comprises: a plurality of facilities; and a remote controller connected to the facilities via a network and controlling operation settings of the plurality of facilities, wherein, when user authentication is performed, the remote controller implements a display... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090063167 - Hotel rate analytic system: A hotel deal system provides an observation store with observations that identify a hotel, a stay, a room type, a room rate, and observation date. The hotel deal system receives a request for rate information for a desired hotel for a desired stay. The hotel deal system retrieves current room... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090063182 - Method and apparatus for reconnecting individuals via a visual signal: The present invention provides a system for reconnecting individuals via a visual signal. The visual signal is used by a certain individual to indicate to another individual of interest to correspond with them at a certain pre-determined destination such as a business location or on-line via a computer network, such... Agent: Peter Metz
20090063180 - Method to organize nationwide sporting events: A method to administer a sporting event sponsored by an Association, wherein the Association conducts a tournament and establishes a time period for the tournament. The method supplies a plurality of equipment items approved by the Association, wherein each equipment item recites a unique identifier and an Association trademark. An... Agent: Dale F. Regelman
20090063175 - Methods and systems for providing multiple support options: An embodiment relates to a method of providing support. The method includes receiving a request for technical support. The request comprises a description of the support sought and types of support sought. The method further includes determining the types of support available based on the request and generating a list... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090063170 - Methods and systems involving business process management: A method for conducting business process parametric optimization, the method comprising generating a first set of cases in a business model, wherein the first set of cases represents all of the paths in the business model, generating a first set of parameters associated with the first set of cases of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090063174 - Optimized wireless network coverage: A system and method for optimizing wireless network coverage. A system and method in accordance with the present invention for optimizing a wireless network are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a telematics device that collects location, time, and speed information from a Global Positioning System module. The location,... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063166 - Product distribution methods and apparatus: Products (30) are distributed to retail outlets in containers (20). The products (30) are loaded onto the tray assembly (1) that is placed in a container (20) at a production or storage facility and transported to the retail outlet. Information as to a sequence in which the products (30) will... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090063176 - Shopping cart basket monitor: A system prevents non-payment for goods carried through a checkout aisle in a shopping cart. In the system, a scale determines the end-weight of the cart after all goods are presumably removed. Further, a controller compares the end-weight and the tare weight of the cart. When theft is suspected, a... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20090063173 - Subject matter management system 'smms': An subject matter management system includes InFoDoc records adapted to be formed in a multitude of formats; a InFoDoc file to accept the InFoDoc records, Followup messages based on an InFoDoc record to be stored in a Followup file and a hierarchical system of access control to manage the integrity... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20090063179 - System and method for customizing user interfaces of electronic devices: An exemplary method for customizing user interfaces of electronic devices includes steps of: receiving a request for customizing a user interface from a terminal device; acquiring configuration data on a current user interface of the terminal device; analyzing the configuration data; adjusting functional groups; programming a customized user interface software;... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090063178 - Systems and methods for a mobile, community-based user interface: Systems and methods for providing a mobile desktop user interface for accessing and using community-based contact management, communication tools, websites and application pods in a convenient and integrated fashion via an online operating system. In one aspect, the mobile desktop application is accessed via a user's browser and provides access... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090063171 - Transformational method: Business processes are transformed into a solution having a portal for a service-oriented architecture. A plan for the transformation is created, including a portal implementation roadmap.... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090063172 - Virtual vehicle system: A system for providing vehicle part information includes a build configuration module that provides delta information that indicates a change in build configurations for vehicles. The build configuration indicates vehicle parts that were used at specific manufacturing plants on the vehicles during a time period. A build data module includes... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20090063177 - Web-based services enabling structured secure communication related to the design and management of projects: A suite of Web-based services that facilitate design review and checking by enabling the secure structured information exchange of design and related information among authorized business partners and designers in the context of specific business processes. Select embodiments have particular application to those partners, including government agencies, associated with government... Agent: Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity Attn: Cehec-oc
20090063183 - Association of support surfaces and beds: Systems, methods, beds, supports surfaces and machine readable medium for associating beds and support surface of a healthcare facility are disclosed. A surface association system for a healthcare facility may comprise a plurality of beds. The system may further comprise a computing device and a plurality of support surfaces to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
20090063188 - Connecting consumers with service providers: A request is received from a consumer of services to consult with a service provider having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider; an available service provider satisfying at least some of the attributes in the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090063186 - Foreground multi user, multi patient workflow on rad systems: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for acquiring medical images through a flexible workflow process. The present application further provides a modular workflow having an operator interface that may be tailored and made unique for each individual application. The imaging system supports multiple user stations or terminals where multiple users... Agent: Ramirez & Smith
20090063187 - Medical data transport over wireless life critical network employing dynamic communication link mapping: A portable source medical device determines communication links of a network presently available to effect communications with a target component when the source medical device is at each of a multiplicity of geographical locations. A profile is generated comprising information about each available communication link and attributes associated with each... Agent: Mark A. Hollingsworth Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090063184 - Method for automatic project file reconstruction and batch processor: A method and appertaining system for performing the method is provided in which the modeling and detailing of a hearing aid shell can be done at a remote site, while the work order handling and the actual manufacture are performed at a local site without the need to transmit large... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090063185 - System for integrating and managing health related information: A system for integrating and managing health related information. The system comprises at least one portable data storage device, adapted to store data comprising health related information; at least one external device, adapted to provide health related information; and at least one component adapted to manipulate the health related information... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
20090063193 - Dashboard diagnostics for wireless patient communicator: Portable patient communicators (PPCs) comprise a first radio configured to communicate wirelessly with a patient implantable medical device (PIMD) associated with the PPC and a second radio configured to communicate wirelessly with a network. Memory is configured to store at least first information about wireless connectivity between the PPC and... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090063189 - Intelligent medical chart capture system: A method of capturing and processing medical charts of a health care facility includes building a document capture template for types of documents used by the health care facility, forming a batch of medical charts including at least one medical chart that includes at least one document comprising at least... Agent: Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith P.C. Attn: Jeffrey A. Proehl
20090063191 - Managing a patient injured in an emergency incident: A method and system employed by emergency responders to an emergency incident in the management of individuals injured in emergency incidents. An injured patient is tagged with a triage tag that has a bar code and an RFID inlay that identify the patient. At least one of the bar code... Agent: Andrew L. Ney
20090063190 - Medical personal display assistant guide: A system and method of managing medical-related data includes at least one database comprising medical-related data, wherein the at least one database comprises a first module that stores and retrieves data relating to pharmaceutical drugs; a second module that stores and retrieves data relating to medical treatment protocols; a third... Agent: Rahman LLC
20090063195 - Medical service support system, medical service support server, and medical service support terminal for supporting medical service: In the embodiment of the present invention, when identification information acquired from a drug or instrument to be used on a patient is not included in schedule information stored beforehand, a user is notified to confirm that the identification information is not included in the schedule information. After the notification... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090063194 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and systematizing rehabilitation data: A method for tracking an associated patient's progression through rehabilitation includes providing a database, providing a graphic user interface, establishing a functional work capacity for the associated patient, determining a workload based on the functional work capacity, acquiring data from the associated patients' rehabilitation exercises, entering the data into the... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC
20090063196 - System and method of dental case management: A system and method of case management is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of managing dental cases is disclosed, the method comprising storing in a data storage, user information indicative of a plurality of users, storing in the data storage, patient information indicative of a plurality of dental patients... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090063192 - System and method of treating tempro mandibular disorders utilizing a protocol of examinations, diagnostics, procedures and treatments to generate letters, reports and coded insurance claim forms to maximize benefit payments: An interactive system and a method for diagnosing, evaluating and treating the condition of Temporomandibular Disorder, where through a series of steps, consultations, procedures and protocols associated with individual appointments, information is gathered and entered into a database by a user through a personal computing device, which is added to... Agent: Law Offices Of Christopher L. Makay
20090063198 - Investment insurance auctioning method and system thereof: A method for providing investment insurance, and a related system, for use in the insurance business of financial e-commerce provides a novel funding operation approach to investment insurance. The novel funding operation approach allows a user to select to expand credit, and increase return on investment, or select to deposit... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090063199 - Marriage obligation fulfillment insurance system and method: A marriage obligation fulfillment insurance method and system is implemented in the marriage insurance area of financial e-commerce. An insurance company using the method and system to incorporate a bid platform can remove interest risk and earn a service charge. The policy owner can expand his credit and investment during... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090063197 - Method and system for billing and payment for medical services: Methods and systems are disclosed for processing a claim for healthcare services where the patient that has an HSA or HRA. A machine readable health card stores special identification data that serves as a link to the HSA or HRA. That data is transmitted to a transaction processor at the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090063200 - Method and system for initially projecting an insurance company's net loss from a major loss event using a networked common information repository: A system and method by which an insurance company can make a loss estimate resulting from a loss event use a networked central repository, such as an electronic collaboration site, for collecting and sharing information to be used in the loss projection process. The common repository can be provided on... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090063203 - Method and system for providing a fixed rate annuity with a lock-in interest rate feature: A data processing method and system administers a deferred annuity contract during the accumulation phase of a contract term. The annuity contract permits the annuitant to select both an interest rate which is reset periodically (reset rate) and an interest rate which is guaranteed for multiple years (MYG rate), during... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090063201 - Soberteentm driving insurance: Drunk driving causes terrible misery. A new type of auto insurance called SoberTeen™ Driving insurance may help that. SoberTeen driving insurance is auto insurance that provides a 10% to 30% discount to young drivers who always drive sober and are willing to let an insurance company monitor their cars to... Agent: Markets, Patents & Alliances LLC
20090063202 - Systems and methods for processing a request to repair or replace an item covered by insurance: A method of providing insurance to a customer that comprises the steps of: (1) selling a service contract to the customer that provides protection against the mechanical breakdown or other failure of an item (and in some cases, accidental damage); and (2) in response to the customer purchasing the service... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090063204 - Seat routine equipment model: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a process that includes defining software travel objects that are configurable to represent a variety of types of accommodations used in transportation of passengers, associating the software travel objects with configurable properties that specify accommodation attributes that... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090063207 - System and method for exchanging event tickets: A method of exchanging event tickets may comprise determining a monetary value of at least one event ticket offered for redemption by a ticket holder, assigning a number of points equivalent to the monetary value of the at least one event ticket, and offering the number of points to the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090063206 - System and methods for selecting event tickets: A system is provided that enables customers to search for event tickets for purchase. A computer interacts with the user to allow the user to specify criteria for event tickets the user wishes to purchase. The system presents relevant event ticket results, and provides filters for the user to further... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090063205 - Theme park management apparatus, theme park management method, theme park management program, and recording medium: A theme park management apparatus includes a receiving unit, a detecting unit, a generating unit, a determining unit, and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives information concerning a user specified attraction that is among plural attractions provided in a theme park. The detecting unit detects a congestion level for... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090063208 - Seat routine processes: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a process that includes selecting accommodations during a travel reservation is described. The method includes receiving, at a software application that manages travel reservations, input that customizes configurable attributes of software travel objects representing accommodations used in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090063214 - Advertisement profiling and selection: In one embodiment, advertisement consumption data is determined for a viewer. An advertisement is selected from a server based on the determined advertisement consumption data, and the advertisement identification is inserted into a transport stream. A hierarchical categorization of advertisements is used to provide granularity to the advertisement consumption data.... Agent: Cisco Systems, Inc. Scientific-atlanta, Inc.
20090063229 - Advertiser ad review: A review for a content publisher is received, the content publisher publishing content to which advertisements are targeted over a distribution network. An aggregated approval score for the content publisher is generated based on the received review and other reviews for the content publisher. The aggregated approval score is provide... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090063212 - Business transformation: Business processes are transformed into a solution having a portal for a service-oriented architecture. A plan for the transformation is created, including a portal implementation roadmap. A services providing company deploys the solution to a client company.... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090063211 - Finding a shortest waste credit path for a manufacturing process: In an embodiment, a directed graph is created that includes nodes and directed edges that connect the nodes. The nodes represent components and processes, and the directed edges represent a time order of the components and processes in manufacturing processes. Amounts of waste credits for tail nodes in the directed... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090063213 - Generalized parametric optimization architecture and framework: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for providing an optimization solution comprising an open, generalized and reusable parametric optimization framework and architecture which enables rapid deployment of optimization solutions to any tool or program that builds on an integrated development environment platform. In the optimization... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090063224 - Integrated and platform independent approach to modeling of business rules using business and application domain ontologies: A method, system, and computer program product for integrated and platform independent modeling of business rules, including ***.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090063218 - Local event infrastructure: A local event infrastructure and method for detecting events of a business application. An event manager is configured to detect one or more events of the business application based on a number of predetermined conditions. An event filter is configured to filter the one or more events detected by the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090063215 - Location determination by current day confirmation: Embodiments of the invention include a system and process that manages scheduling and processing of orders to provide improved delivery schedules. The system attempts to schedule package deliveries in time to meet a requested delivery target time and date. This scheduling attempts to schedule a shipping time for the current... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063228 - Method and apparatus for providing a virtual electric utility: A method and apparatus for virtually generating electricity for use by electric utilities provide a virtual electric utility. In one embodiment, a non-power generating electric utility enters into a supply agreement to acquire electric power from an electric power generating entity. During a term of the agreement, the non-power generating... Agent: Gary Robinson, P. A.
20090063230 - Method and system for data context service: The invention relates to a method of performing an oilfield operation. The method steps include extracting context information from a host application associated with an oilfield project, sorting the context information into a plurality of dimensions of relevance, generating at least one search profile for each of the plurality of... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation/osha Liang Mr. Bryan Galloway, ManagingIPCounsel
20090063217 - Multi-staged and multi-viewpoint choreography modeling: A choreography manager may be configured to manage a choreography model governing interactions between at least two entities. The choreography manager may include a first choreography modeler configured to provide a first view of the choreography model, the first view including first constructs that are associated with a first sequence... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090063216 - On-line dynamic certification: A method for ensuring compliance with an investment policy is described. Information regarding past or contemplated future trades is collected. Financial and/or fiduciary positions are then automatically approved, automatically denied, or submitted for approval or denial by a supervisory user.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090063210 - Organizational design approach to transition cost assessment for business transformation: A method for facilitating in assessing transitional costs in business transformations using a computer-aided organizational design system is provided. The method comprises creating a first organization design model representative of the current organizational design state of an organization using a graphical tool. The method further comprises changing the first organization... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090063219 - Revenue monitoring method and system, in particular for airline companies: In order to determine the planned revenue of an airline company for a given future flight on a given departure date, the method includes a further processing step of generating planned revenue reports for the airline at any desired operational level by aggregating said coupon prorated values at a higher... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090063209 - Six sigma enabled business intelligence system: A method of presenting an analysis of enterprise wide business data. In response to a user request to a web site operable to access enterprise wide business data and to provide statistical analysis, a six sigma enabled BIS transfers an electronic document to the user. The electronic document allows the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090063227 - System and method for providing advertisements in connection with tags of user-created content: There is provided a system for providing advertisements in connection with tags of user-created content. The system includes: a request receiving unit configured to receive a request for user-created content from a client terminal, wherein the user-created content includes non-text information; a content reading unit configured to read the user-created... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090063222 - System for managing loading operations of haul vehicles: A loading system for use with a haul vehicle and a loading machine configured to load material onto the haul vehicle is disclosed. The loading system has an identification tag located on the haul vehicle, an identification tag reader configured to recognize the identification tag, and a transmitter configured to... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090063221 - System, method and computer program product for generating key performance indicators in a business process monitor: A system, method and computer program product to enable graphical modeling of business processes. KPIs may be defined as part of the design procedure of forming the process. Once defined, the definitions of the KPIs may be included in deployable units and provided to a runtime environment.... Agent: Venable LLP
20090063223 - Systems and methods for assessing the level of conformance of a business process: A system for assessing a level of conformance of a business process with one more activities is disclosed. The disclosed system includes a memory to store program code and a process to assess the level of conformance. The assessment process includes storing a process standard, a business process classification, and... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090063226 - Systems and methods for improving haul route management: A method for managing haul routes in work environments comprises receiving performance criteria associated with a haul route and establishing a target total effective grade for at least one machine associated with the haul route based on the performance criteria. The method also includes collecting performance data associated with the... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090063225 - Tool for automated transformation of a business process definition into a web application package: A method and apparatus for automatically transforming a business process definition into a web application package. The method may include receiving a definition of a business process, and transforming the definition of the business process into a web application package, where the transformation is performed automatically without requiring a user... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063235 - Control system for enterprise production based on inventory data: This invention relates to a control system for enterprise production based on inventory data. Said system is comprised of a central processing system and a or more data collection terminal to exchange data with the central processing system; the said data collection terminal collects the incoming/discharging data of all goods... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP
20090063233 - Goods receipt preparation: Methods and systems for receiving shipping documents, correlating information in the shipping documents with purchase-order information in a database to produce expected delivery manifests, then directing a transport to a processing facility to unload items which are verified against the delivery manifest. Software to support these systems is also described... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063234 - Method and apparatus for capacity management and incident management system: The present system provides an automated and computer driven incident management system. The system can provide communication paths between responders or scan a network to determine when certain conditional tasks have been performed. The system can note when expected responders are not active and page backup responders or re-assign tasks... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090063237 - Process for estimating operational availability of a system: The invention is a process for determining the operational availability of a system and includes the following steps: 1) selecting values for flight hours per year, repair concurrency, annual preventative maintenance time and non mission capable-supply rate; 2) calculating the effects of usage rate, repair concurrency, and not mission capable-supply;... Agent: Louis L. Dachs
20090063232 - Real estate lead incubation system: A system for lead incubation is used to alert an agent and to customize contacts with leads generated by an internet form, return mail form, voicemail, or telephone inquiry. For example, a lead may be interested in purchasing real estate, which requires a long lead incubation period. The system dynamically... Agent: Christopher Paradies, Ph.d.
20090063231 - Recommending waste reductions and credit purchases for business units: In an embodiment, revenue loss functions associated with business units are determined and waste credit constraints associated with the business units are received. A recommended waste credit purchase amount and recommended waste credit reduction amounts associated with the business units are calculated by minimizing a sum of the revenue loss... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090063236 - Unidirectionally protected, fully automated asset allocation and asset monitoring apparatuses, and a corresponding method: A computer-aided asset allocation and asset monitoring apparatus comprising a unidirectional, data-protected control signal apparatus, in which data from locally arranged, protected databases can be transferred via a network to the asset allocation and asset monitoring apparatus and can be evaluated and in which electronic control signals and/or control data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090063246 - Apparatus and method for online advice customer relationship management: An apparatus and method for online advice customer relationship management are described. The method includes the determination of a service provider ID code from a requesting service provider. Once a service provider ID code is determined, a list of service seekers that have received advice regarding a field of service... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090063241 - Demand driven scheduling: Scheduling of service calls for field service workers may be optimized based, at least in part, upon market demand for field service visits, in accordance with various embodiments of the invention. During relatively higher demand periods, schedules for field service workers may be optimized to be relatively compact such that... Agent: William J. Klein Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090063238 - Executed workload: Methods and apparatuses enable generation of an executed workload electronic record. The executed workload record indicates data related to one or more performance metrics by which performance of a work task is evaluated. One such performance metric is an expected time for completion of the task. Performance of the task... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063239 - Method and apparatus for providing an electronic calendar with an indication of timeslot availability dependent on the importance of a requester: An electronic calendar scheduling system is disclosed in which a participant schedules an event in a particular timeslot. In one embodiment, the participant may associate a timeslot importance level with the particular timeslot. When a requester later sends the participant a request to schedule another event during the already scheduled... Agent: Mark P. Kahler
20090063243 - Privatized asset fire protection: A method for providing external fire protection is herein disclosed, including providing a service contract for external fire protection, providing access to a dedicated firefighting unit, wherein the dedicated firefighting unit will respond to protect an associated designated piece of real estate, wherein an associated customer provides payment for the... Agent: Emerson,thomson & Bennett
20090063240 - Routing transactions in a multiple job environment using an approval framework: Approval routing and processing is provided in a multiple job environment by providing the ability to pass job information through a universal class, along with information for the employee submitting a transaction for a approval, to an Approval Framework. An engine of the Approval Framework determines whether a routing is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090063245 - Scheduling and budgeting application: Generating budgeting information for a project is disclosed. An indication of a project phase and a time period associated with the project phase are received. Financial data associated with the project phase is received. Budgeting information is automatically generated based at least in part on the time period and the... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090063242 - System and method for providing automatic task assignment and notification: A system and method of managing and prioritizing tasks amongst resources and, more particularly, to a system and method for providing automatic task assignment and notification amongst globally dispersed human resources. The system includes a change of management application configured to store a list of tasks and a task notifier... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090063244 - Triangulation methodologies: A method for selecting a moderator from a group of moderators, thus defining a selected moderator. An IT-related issue to be addressed is defined. At least one expert is selected from a group of experts, thus defining at least one selected expert. At least one three-way discussion is scheduled between... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090063249 - Adaptive ad server: A system is disclosed for distributing an ad to a user. The system may include and advertisement database for maintaining a plurality of advertisements, and a user profile database for maintaining a plurality of user profiles. The system may also include an advertisement server coupled with the advertisement database and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090063257 - Automated peak demand controller: A system and method for managing electrical energy output by a power utility facility are disclosed. The system comprises a computing device associated with a power utility facility that is connected to a computing device operating at a customer facility. The power meters linked to the computing devices provide readings... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090063255 - Consumer experience assessment system: A system assesses consumer experience by evaluating neuro-response measurements for a consumer exposed to products, services, offerings, and stimulus. Examples of neuro-response measurements include Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and facial emotion encoding measurements. Components of a consumer experience are analyzed to assess... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090063256 - Consumer experience portrayal effectiveness assessment system: A system assesses consumer experience portrayal effectiveness by evaluating neuro-response measurements for a consumer directly experiencing stimulus and/or indirectly experiencing stimulus through observation of another. Neuro-response measurements are collected using multiple modalities to evaluate personal and observed experiences of products, services, offerings, and stimulus. Examples of neuro-response measurements include Electroencephalography... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090063250 - Controlled targeted experimentation: A method of advertising selects an attribute value for a test. The attribute value is for representing a relationship between a user activity and one or more of a user segment, a publisher group, and an ad category. The method optionally constructs a test case that includes the attribute value... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090063248 - Education system to improve online reputation: A method and a system for improving online reputation through education are provided. Example embodiments may include analyzing information related to a first entity associated with a transaction to derive present reputation data for the first entity and automatically taking action to educate the first entity in order to improve... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090063254 - Method and apparatus to identify influencers: A method and apparatus for identifying influencers are disclosed. For example, the method obtains a list of customers, and determines a social network for each of the customers. The method selects one or more attributes to be used for predicting a measure of influence for each of the customers, and... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090063247 - Method and system for collecting and classifying opinions on products: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for generating and providing review information for products are described. Product reviews for a product are collected from multiple websites over the Internet. The product reviews may be collected in any manner, such as by crawling the Internet to collect product review information for the product.... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Intellevate
20090063252 - Polling in a geo-spatial environment: A method, apparatus and system of polling in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each user profile associated with a specific geographic location, determining a geographic region associated with a neighborhood, determining a first group of user profiles,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090063253 - System and method for interactive marketing using networked devices: An interactive marketing technique may include distributing an electronic marketing item to electronic devices. The users of the electronic devices may share the marketing item with other electronic devices to progressively attain credit that leads to an ability to use the marketing item. Each time an electronic device shares the... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090063251 - System and method for simultaneous price optimization and asset allocation to maximize manufacturing profits: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for simultaneous price optimization and asset allocation to maximize manufacturing profits. In one embodiment, a set of price points for the item and a set of expected demand values for each price... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090063258 - Engineered labor standards (\"els\") management: An Engineered Labor Standards (“ELS”) scheduling system prepares preliminary estimates of task durations based on a subset of the conditions affecting task duration, then later prepares adjusted estimates when more information about the conditions becomes available. The actual time a resource spends performing the task is measured, and the estimates... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063259 - Information system for biological and life sciences research: An online life science research environment and virtual community with a focus on design and analysis of biological experiments includes a life sciences laboratory system employing at least one networked computer system that defines a virtual research environment. Users access the system through a portal associated with the networked computer... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090063277 - Associating information with a portion of media content: A media fingerprint is derived from a portion of media content. Information is associated with the media content portion based on the derived media fingerprint. Upon linking to the associated information, the associated content is presented with the media content portion. The media fingerprint includes a unique representation of the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090063262 - Batching ad-selection requests for concurrent communication: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed, perform methods in accordance with embodiments hereof, for batching requests into calls. Initially, an indication to present a web page is sent from an input device that triggers a web browser to download and execute source code... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063261 - Consumer database loyalty program for a money transfer system: A money transfer system provided in connection with a loyalty program where the loyalty program members are assigned a loyalty identifier. The system includes point of entry ports to communicate transaction information with points of entry; a promotion database, a customer database, a pricing database, an analytics port to communicate... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20090063279 - Contextual advertising for video and audio media: A system and method for serving contextually relevant advertisements is provided, including monitoring a media stream to indentify an audio or video asset, extracting and storing corresponding text from the asset, retrieving stored text when the asset is selected by a user, analyzing the text and identifying relevant advertisements that... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090063276 - Deferred performance based advertising and reward payment process: A marketplace service platform (“service provider”) that allows for deferred payment of advertising or promotional fees by an offerer (“offerer”) until after the sale, lease, or execution of the product or service whereby the service provider then shares a predetermined portion of the payment with the customer, lessee, or service... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20090063280 - Delivering merged advertising and content for mobile devices: A request to initiate delivery of content via a messaging services protocol to a mobile phone can be received. Thereafter, content and one or more advertisements associated with the request can be obtained. The content and the one or more advertisements can optionally be converted into a baseline format. The... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090063281 - In-call enterprise advertisement: A call is received by an entity from a caller. The entity plays an initial greeting to the caller and provides a list of options to the caller. The entity receives a caller selection from the list of options and offers the caller an opportunity to opt-out of listening to... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20090063265 - Information network for text ads: In an information network for text ads, a method includes receiving a subscriber web page from a text ad subscriber and choosing a plurality of internet websites to display hyperlinks thereof on the subscriber webpage by: analyzing the subscriber webpage with a keyword extractor, wherein the keyword extractor parses and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090063278 - Method and system for adjusting quality index and providing advertisement using adjusted quality index: Disclosed is a method and system for adjusting a quality index and providing an advertisement using the adjusted quality index. The method includes adjusting a quality index based on a maximum quality index and minimum quality index among quality indexes of advertisements included in an advertisement region, and providing an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090063275 - Method and system to facilitate setup of a proxy web store by an itemized selection approach: A method and system for setting up and operating a facilitator Website, the facilitator Website allowing each of a plurality of stores to create a corresponding proxy Web store presence. The method includes launching the facilitator Website by supporting it in a computer server so that it can be accessed... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.
20090063264 - Method for transmitting online advertisements to users: A method for transmitting online advertisements 52 to users 40, the method being implemented at an Internet gateway device 20, the method comprising: searching for keywords identified 51 by an advertiser, the keywords 51 being present in a web page 50 requested by a user 40 accessing the Internet via... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090063272 - Method, system and computer-readable media for acquiring, providing and responding to data, requests and commands related to real property rental: A method, system and computer-readable media for generating a renter account associated with an individual person. In a first version, an information technology system enables (a.) accepting rental payment performance information of the person; (b.) storing the rental payment performance information in a database record of the information technology system;... Agent: Patrick Reilly
20090063267 - Mobile intelligence tasks: One or more intelligence tasks can be selected by a user on a mobile device. Once the user completes all or portions of an intelligence task, the user's performance of the intelligence task is validated by comparing the user's performance with the performance of the same intelligence task by other... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090063273 - Pay-for-performance job advertising: A method includes electronically posting an advertisement of a job opening with an employing entity, receiving a notification that an applicant has applied to fill the advertised job opening, and after receiving the notification, charging the employing entity a predetermined fee.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090063266 - Performing of marketing actions while preserving confidentiality: A system provides targeted advertising to customers of an application while preserving the confidentiality of the customers' application information. A marketing system provides a marketing engine that executes on a computer system of the customer of an application and provides targeted marketing to that customer. Since the marketing engine executes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090063271 - Pet of the month exclusive limited time rewards: A unique code is used to register a virtual pet or other item using a code that is associated with the pet, and which, when entered, allows viewing and interacting with a virtual representation of the actual item on the website. If the code is entered during a specific time... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090063283 - System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media: A user of an interactive medium may select advertising for display on the user's avatar, property, or other user-associated environment. The invention presents one or more advertisements to the user and allows the user to select at least one advertisement to display. The user may also choose a location for... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20090063269 - System and method for freemium based marketing: A method of freemium based marketing includes providing a utility consumer with an offer for a freemium requiring the consumer to respond to the offer. When the consumer responds to the offer, consumer data is collected and a bundle of additional consumer products are selected based on the consumer data.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090063284 - System and method for implementing advertising in an online social network: A system and method for integrating analytics data of user profiles within a social network with targeted ad campaigns. The system includes an advertisement targeting system that obtains analytics data of user profiles and utilizes the data to filter through the user profiles to select desired user profiles for delivery... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090063270 - System and method for interactive marketing using networked devices: An interactive marketing technique may include distributing a marketing item to electronic devices. The users of the electronic devices may share the marketing item with other electronic devices to progressively attain credit that leads to an ability to use the marketing item. Also, sharing of the marketing item may progressively... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090063274 - System and method for targeted advertising and promotions using tabletop display devices: A system comprises multiple display devices that deliver digital advertising and promotional content directly to the tabletop of restaurant or bar patrons, along with a support server that may be responsible for recharging batteries and/or replicating data files and managing communications. The support server may be linked by a conventional... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090063282 - System and method for toy adoption and marketing: A computer system provides a virtual world. The computer system includes a server subsystem serving virtual world data, via a communication network, and receives data and/or commands. A registration subsystem, coupled to the server subsystem, verifies information from a toy, registers the toy, and determines a quantity of toys registered... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090063263 - System and method of selecting advertising content: Systems and methods of selecting advertising content are provided. A method of selecting advertising content includes analyzing first data associated with a first display element of the plurality of independent display elements. The plurality of independent display elements are associated with a representation of a three-dimensional object. The method also... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090063260 - Systems and methods for a tiered incentive program: An embodiment relates generally to a method of offering incentives. The method includes receiving a registration event of a newly registered user and designating a probationary status for the newly registered user. The method also includes accumulating probationary points for a probationary sum based on at least one answer posted... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090063268 - Targeting using historical data: A method of advertising receives a data log that includes the activities of users. The users have unique identifiers and associated profiles that form a user base. The method segments the user base into user segments by types of users. Hence, a first user segment is formed. The users within... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090063285 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for storing usual order preference data for recurrent orders: Methods, systems, and computer program products for storing usual order preferences associated with a point of sale transaction involving an identification article. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an initial order involving the use of an identification article for purchasing at least one good or service. As part of... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090063286 - System and method for payment of services for the non-banking sector through a multimedia kiosk: A method for paying services includes steps or acts of: receiving a request for making a payment for a service; receiving a selection of the type of service to be paid and an account number; receiving identifying information from the consumer and the amount of the payment; and providing a... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner
20090063296 - Business method for improving the flower industry: A business method in flower industry is created, where internet technology is that brings more revenue to the flower industry, using different opportunity that internet technology offers to customers and businesses. Flower industry customers have own web page where may receive a business offers.... Agent: Eftim Cesmedziev
20090063291 - Data element specific transaction routing: Systems and methods for determining a least cost transaction scheme for a merchant is provided according to one embodiment of the invention. The least cost transaction scheme may be determined at a point of sale device or at a host computer system that communicates with a point of sale device.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090063293 - Dynamic presentation of location-specific information: Improved approaches to allow a portable electronic device to dynamically present location-specific information while the portable electronic device is at a predetermined location are disclosed. In one embodiment, the portable electronic device has a display that can display the location-specific information and has wireless capabilities for use in receiving the... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090063295 - Electronic commerce rule-based multi-selection gifting: A method for multi-selection gifting, including maintaining a merchandise database comprising records for merchandise for a plurality of merchants, each record including a stock keeping unit (SKU) for an item of merchandise, a description of the item, a price of the item, and the merchant for the item, maintaining a... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20090063292 - Method and apparatus for purchasing digital playlists: Digital media products and methods for making them are disclosed. A digital media product can effectively not have any value until purchased and activated at a point-of-sale. In one embodiment, the digital media product is content specific and provided to allow acquisition of a particular collection of digital media assets... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090063287 - Method of processing orders: A method and apparatus are provided for processing orders by a host of an ordering organization, the orders being placed by the ordering organization with a vendor. The method includes the steps of an agent of the ordering organization accessing an order website and entering a plurality of order items... Agent: Welsh & Katz
20090063298 - Online information marketplace for obtaining a qualified business opportunity: A computer-implemented method for obtaining information is described. The computer-implemented method includes receiving an information request for a qualified business opportunity from a user. The computer-implemented method also includes providing the information request to an information source. Moreover, the computer-implemented method includes receiving the qualified business opportunity from the information... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090063294 - Scoring feed data quality: A method and apparatus for scoring a data feed is provided. A feed scoring system takes as an input a data summary file produced by the data feed processing engine. The data file contains field coverage data, attribute extraction data, and mapping data. The data file is processed by the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090063297 - System and method for an electronic gift key: A system and method for a physically-based gift key enabling a purchaser to deliver a single, fully-integrated gift item to a recipient and including an electronic greeting card and store credits redeemable online is presented. The method includes the steps of activating a gift key, customizing an electronic greeting card... Agent: Michael G. Crilly, Esquire Law Offices Of Michael Crilly
20090063288 - System and method for product review information generation and management: A computer-implemented system and method for product review information generation and management are disclosed. An example embodiment prompts a first user for entry of product review information associated with a product in a product category and with product attributes, stores the product review information, determines when a second user accesses... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090063290 - System and method utilizing a customer relationship management software application to convert a price quote into an electronic shopping cart: A customer requests a price quote for certain goods or services. The requisite information is entered into a customer relationship management (CRM) software application, which is capable of sending a price quote to the customer. The CRM application is provisioned with a feature that creates an e-mail containing a weblink... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090063289 - Trusted statement verification for data privacy: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to privacy data management and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for trusted statement verification for data privacy. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for trusted statement verification for data privacy... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090063301 - Digital asset delivery to different devices: Improved approaches to electronically deliver digital assets to appropriate electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user can purchase access rights to one or more digital assets from an online digital asset store, and then the one or more digital assets can be electronically delivered to one or more... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090063302 - Florist brokerage methods: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for florist methods. A method of providing a floral arrangement marketplace includes providing an implementation of a WYSIWYG interface that displays a floral arrangement; receiving a signal that indicates authorization to place a floral arrangement order for an actual floral... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090063300 - Method and apparatus for providing shoe selection services to a person: Described herein is a method for providing shoe selection services to a person. The method includes providing a website for the sale of shoes and providing a list of categories, wherein the list of categories includes characteristics of shoes. The method further includes providing a list of options for each... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20090063304 - System and method for searching, identifying, and ranking merchants based upon preselected criteria such as social values: A social purchasing, networking, and ranking method and system for linking consumers and merchants who share similar social values, personal values, and personal contacts or referrals. The present invention may allow both a consumer and merchant to associate specific criteria such as personal values, religious faith, hobbies, interests, affiliations, political... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.
20090063299 - Systems and methods for simplifying user management of products during online shopping: In accordance with a method for simplifying user management of products during online shopping, an informal storage space for a merchant's web site may be displayed when web pages from the merchant's web site are displayed. The informal storage space may be separate from a shopping cart for the merchant's... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20090063303 - Systems and methods of providing a guaranteed price for a used durable good: Systems and methods are provided for periodically calculating a guaranteed price for a used durable good, such as an automobile. The current guaranteed price is continuously accessible by an owner of the used durable good for an extended period, and the owner can receive at least the value of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090063307 - Detection of stock out conditions based on image processing: Image analysis techniques, including object recognition analysis, are applied to images obtained by one or more image capture devices deployed within inventory environments. The object recognition analysis provides object recognition data (that may include one or more recognized product instances) based on stored product (training) images. In turn, a variety... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20090063306 - Determination of product display parameters based on image processing: Image analysis techniques, including object recognition analysis, are applied to images obtained by one or more image capture devices deployed within inventory environments. The object recognition analysis provides object recognition data (that may include one or more recognized product instances) based on stored product (training) images. In turn, a variety... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20090063305 - Method and system for automatically adjusting inventory based on loaner parts and order demands: A system for performing a part inventory analysis. In response to determining a current part inventory, current order demands on the current part inventory are determined. The current part inventory is segmented. An order demand coverage is determined for each segment of the segmented inventory based on the current order... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20090063308 - Methods and systems for encouraging reductions in pollutant gas production: The methods and systems described herein encourage reductions in the production of pollutant gases by converting the individual's local efforts into a demonstration of the individual's global impact. The systems and methods enable an individual to establish a network of associated individuals. The efforts of the individuals within the network... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090063309 - System and method for automating engineering processes for build-to-order projects: A system, method and software product automate engineering processes for build-to-order (BTO) products. A request for quote (RFQ) for a BTO product is received from a BTO user. A DNA product string is generated based on information contained in the RFQ, the DNA product string defining the BTO product. The... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20090063311 - Adjusted net income: Techniques for enhanced assessment of the business value of an account and/or customer are disclosed. An adjusted net income value outputted by a system may be used by a financial institution, such as a bank, mortgage broker, lender, or credit card company, to better assess the business value and/or profitability... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090063314 - Distributed digital rights management node module and methods for use therewith: A digital rights management (DRM) node module for use in a node of a public data includes a node data module that stores DRM data associated with a plurality of digital files, the DRM data including a plurality of DRM identifiers. A packet monitoring module receives the plurality of DRM... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090063312 - Method and system for processing secure wireless payment transactions and for providing a virtual terminal for merchant processing of such transactions: A system and method for processing a wireless electronic payment transaction is described. One embodiment comprises receiving a transaction authorization request for an electronic payment transaction from a customer, the authorization request submitted from a mobile communication device of the customer; authenticating the transaction authorization request; authorizing the transaction authorization... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090063310 - Providing aggregate forecasted impact information for physical to financial asset reconciliation: A reconciliation process identifying financial assets in a financial system that do not also exist in the real world, such as is indicated in a discovery system, generates a list of exceptions that can be examined by type of exception. The list of exceptions also includes aggregate financial impact information... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090063313 - Witness system: A witness system using EDI (electronic data interchange) to perform efficient distribution and account settlement processes between selling and buying companies. A buying company makes documents according to delivery or order vouchers, and electronically sends the documents to a selling company via a notarization authority. The selling company compares the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090063315 - Charging for long duration sessions in communication networks: Communication networks and associated methods are disclosed that provide charging for long duration sessions. A charging data system of the communication network receives interim accounting request messages from a network element that is serving a session. The charging data system identifies interim timestamps for the interim accounting request messages, and... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090063321 - Alaskan auto trust: The purpose of this invention is to limit the liability of an automobile owner, and to provide a method for securely storing title to automobiles. In order to limit the liability of the automobile owner, the vehicle is placed in a trust. In addition, by placing the vehicle in a... Agent: Edward J. Mccarthy
20090063317 - Comparing a location derived from a physical location to a location associated therewith by a financial system: Data that describes asset attributes is stored in an asset information repository. One of the attributes corresponds to assets' financial application defined location. A network device is detected that links the assets to a network. Device identifiers, through which the assets link with the network, are identified. The device identifiers... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090063320 - Electronic lending system method and apparatus for loan completion: A method and system for completing on-line electronic installment loan application (101) completion includes requesting verification documentation from a borrower. Specifically, upon receipt of a partially completed on-line loan application, an analyzer (107) checks personal information, financial information, or banking information provided by the prospective borrower. Where anomalies are detected,... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv
20090063318 - Reconciling asset attributes values before saving to asset database: Discrepancies between two sets of asset information for an organization are identified and reconciled before saving to a database. One set of asset information may be compiled using automatic physical discovery software while the other set is from a financial system of the organization. After discrepancies are identified, the user... Agent: Aka Chan LLP / Oracle
20090063316 - System and method for exchanging foreign coins and currency: A system and method are disclosed for converting leftover foreign currency into the native funds of a foreign traveler. The system is preferably embodied similar to haw an ATM and Vending machines mechanically operate and is preferably located at a final destination for a foreign traveler such as an airport.... Agent: Daniel S. Polley, P.A.
20090063319 - System and method for monitoring acquisition channels: To ensure merchant acquisition compliance, the invention enables creation of merchant selection criteria that are used to query a database of acquired merchants. A set of acquired merchants is randomly compiled based on the selection criteria and is entered into a workflow to determine compliance with a set of rules... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090063360 - Dynamic market data filtering: Networks, systems and methods for dynamically filtering market data are disclosed. Streams of market data may be buffered or stored in a queue when inbound rates exceed distribution or publication limitations. Inclusive messages in the queue may be removed, replaced or aggregated, reducing the number of messages to be published... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20090063358 - Method and system of pricing exotic options: A system for calculating a market value of an exotic option comprises an input means (102) for receiving market and option contract input data (112); a means (104) for calculating a theoretical value of an exotic option from the input data; a means (104) for calculating a market supplement adjustment... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090063359 - Method of presenting predictive data of financial securities: A method of presenting past, present, and predictive data of a stock comprises the steps of displaying historical data of the stock on a user interface and displaying the current price of the stock on the user interface. The method further includes displaying limit prices of the stock including incrementally... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090063361 - Risk and reward assessment mechanism: A data driven and forward looking risk and reward appetite methodology for consumer and small business is described. The methodology includes customer segmentation to create pools of homogeneous assets in terms of revenue and loss characteristics, forward looking simulation to forecast expected values and volatilities of revenue and loss, and... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090063362 - System and method for creating and trading a derivative investment instrument over a range of index values: An investment instrument based on a range of index values is disclosed that allows investors to take risk positions relative to the size, or length, of the range. The investment instrument has a monetary value that increases as the index value increases within a low range interval of the range,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090063364 - System and method for creating and trading a derivative investment instrument over a range of index values: An investment instrument based on a range of index values is disclosed that allows investors to take risk positions relative to the size, or length, of the range. The investment instrument has a monetary value that increases as the index value increases within a low range interval of the range,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090063365 - System and method of managing cash and suggesting transactions in a multi-strategy portfolio: According to some embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a system for managing an investment portfolio that is associated with at least two investment strategies, at least one of the investment strategies providing a strategy change in respect of a non-cash position by explicitly or implicitly specifying a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090063363 - Systems and methods for constructing exchange traded funds and other investment vehicles: A method of forming an exchange traded fund (ETF) can include the steps of identifying an investor investment need, identifying funds that can be combined together to meet the investment goal, combining the identified funds to form a macro portfolio and converting the macro portfolio into an ETF. The step... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20090063366 - Multi-basket structure for exchange traded fund (etf): A exchange-traded fund (ETF) has a multi-basket structure that allows shares of the ETF to be created using a different basket of assets than the basket of assets required to redeem shares of the ETF. A method for administering a multi-basket ETF comprises providing shares of the ETF to investors... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090063324 - Method and system for conducting an auction over a network: A method and system for enabling a user or bidder to purchase an option on auction merchandise or services in an online auction are provided, thus allowing the option winner to purchase the merchandise in the event the original auction bidder (i.e., the highest bidder for the merchandise) defaults on... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090063325 - Methods and systems for providing qualified dividend income units: In at least one aspect, the invention comprises a computer-implemented method comprising: (1) receiving investment amounts for a first class of partnership units with a senior position, with a second class having a subordinate position, wherein either: (a) options on an underlying security are bought and/or sold into the partnership,... Agent: Lehman Brothers Inc. C/o Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
20090063323 - System and method facilitating tri-party repurchase agreement transactions: In accordance with at least one embodiment of the invention, a DVP repo and tri-party repo hybrid transaction is provided as well as a process for facilitating and processing such a hybrid transaction, referred to herein as a “tri-party hybrid repo” transaction.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090063327 - System and method for integrating a convertible security with a call spread: The present invention relates to a method and system for providing a financial instrument by integrating a convertible security with a call spread to form a financial instrument having the benefits of low coupons and tax efficiencies. The call spread includes a first call option that mirrors features of the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP (citi Customer Number) Attn: George T. Marcou
20090063322 - System and method for real-time automated securities trading: Methods for making real-time automated security trades are presented, the methods including: receiving historical market data related to a selected security; receiving affective data related to the selected security; performing an analysis on the historical market data and the affective data to produce a set of causally related input parameters,... Agent: Kali Law Group, P. C
20090063326 - Trading system: An object of the invention is to provide a trading system used by agents or the like when placing orders in a trading market system. The trading system has order receiving means; order ID assigning means; event monitoring means for monitoring at least one event and determining whether order conditions... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090063329 - Method and system for loan application non-acceptance follow-up: Methods and systems for facilitating post offer communication with a prospective borrower using an on-line lending system (110) are provided. The post offer communication is in response to non-acceptance of an electronic loan offer. The on-line lending system receives an electronic loan application (100) from client terminal (101). The electronic... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv
20090063330 - Methods and systems for actively optimizing a credit score and managing/reducing debt: The invention provides various systems and methods for actively optimizing a credit score and reducing debt. The method includes receiving a credit report including credit accounts, balances, interest rates, and rate types for the credit accounts. The method further receives bank account and payroll information, as well as fixed and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090063328 - Systems and methods for consumer mortgage debt decision support: e
20090063333 - Apparatus and method for payment card account personalization: Techniques for payment card account personalization include obtaining access to data describing a first set of parameters associated with the payment card account and obtaining indications of a first change in a life situation of an account holder. The first change may be one that has occurred since establishment of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090063334 - Business-to-business transaction processing utilizing electronic payment network: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to methods and systems allowing an electronic payment processing network to be utilized to conduct transactions between businesses (B2B) or other entities. In one embodiment, funds may be transferred between businesses (buyer, seller) through a payment processing network utilizing offsetting credit and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090063335 - Communication apparatus having information management function and information management method thereof: A communication apparatus having an information management function, and an information management method thereof are provided. The communication apparatus accesses a server so that a user may purchase a product or perform financial transactions, receives and reconstructs product information or transaction information from the server, encodes and stores the reconstructed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090063336 - Financial & technology solutions for 21st century crime fighting: A self-funded resource collection process that collects recourses, such as identification and crime fighting technology, that are required by an agency, such as a law enforcement agency, and provides means for funding the self-funded resource collection process.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090063332 - Flexible automatic savings programs: Flexible automatic savings programs and/or processes are provided in which a consumer is presented with multiple options for automatic savings to be applied to transactions, such that savings amounts are transferred from a first account to a second account automatically for qualified accounts and transactions. A financial institution can assist... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090063331 - Methods and systems for executing a plurality of money transfers having a fluctuating parameter: In some embodiments, the second money transfer may be made using the first value of the fluctuating parameter without making a determination as to whether it is more favorable than the second value. In other embodiments, a unique customer identifier, e.g. a loyalty program ID number, may be used to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090063337 - Payment terminal, payment system and computer-readable medium: Disclosed is a payment terminal including: a connection section to connect to a data processing apparatus including an output section to output data; a payment control section to send a first instruction to the data processing apparatus through the connection section to allow the output section to output payment data... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090063338 - Method and system for making automated purchases: A method and system for placing an order for an item which allows a purchaser to search for an item across multiple merchants, including merchants without a pre-existing agreement to be included in the search, returns a list of merchants with the desired item, enables the user to sort the... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20090063342 - Check-cashing/loan system using a variable amount electronic funds card: A rechargeable and disposable electronic funds (cash card) issued by a non-financial facility, such as a check cashing facility, a payday loan facility or a short term loan facility, is disclosed where the card substitutes for the cash and is labeled in the name of a bank type financial institution... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090063340 - Contact-less transaction card and the method of the same: A contact-less transaction card includes a substrate, the substrate includes an IC coupled to a signal irradiation device to transmit and receive signal for transaction. The IC includes identify information of the individual.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090063343 - Method and system to provide cashless refund: A computer-implemented system to provide a cashless refund, in one example embodiment, comprises a receiving module to receive a balance of a correctional facility account associated with a pre-released inmate information, a funds generator to generate a pre-released inmate payout amount based on the balance, a card dispenser to dispense... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090063341 - Stored value card redeemable for cash: Disclosed are systems and methods for providing a stored value card that is redeemable for cash value or merchandise, and so suffices to provide consideration.... Agent: David M. Ostfeld Adams And Reese, LLP
20090063339 - System and method for loading prepaid debit card at an atm: Money is loaded onto prepaid debit cards at ATMs (without the use of clerk-assisted POS terminals). The network for processing transactions includes a debit/credit network with a ATM Load BIN table, which includes transaction permitted (TP) data associated with each bank identification number (BIN) appearing in the card number of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090063344 - System and method for exchanging foreign coins and currency: A system and method are disclosed for converting leftover foreign currency into the native funds of a foreign traveler. The system is preferably embodied similar to how an ATM and Vending machines mechanically operate and is preferably located at a final destination for a foreign traveler such as an airport.... Agent: Daniel S. Polley, P.A.
20090063346 - Real time account update: A method is used in a system that includes a financial service provider coordinating accounts issued by an issuer to cardholders requesting credit from merchants. Each merchant has an acquirer with whom the financial service provider also coordinates the accounts. The method can be performed by a merchant sending a... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090063347 - Real time account update: A method is used in a system that includes a financial service provider coordinating accounts issued by an issuer to cardholders requesting credit from merchants. Each merchant has an acquirer with whom the financial service provider also coordinates the accounts. The method can be performed by a merchant sending a... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090063345 - System and method for facilitating a financial transaction with a dynamically generated identifier: Instead of a PIN which is associated with an account and provides access to an account, a dynamically generated card identifier (dynamic CID) is used to verify that the consumer currently possesses the transaction card at the time of purchase and/or is the true card owner. At the time of... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090063348 - Distributed content architecture: A distributed content architecture is provided the de-coupled site management and presentation from asset inventory management and publishing. An active content cell is provided which manages the inventory and publishing aspects of the information. A content management server is provided that resides at any site and that effects content commerce.... Agent: Cascio, Schmoyer & Zervas
20090063349 - System and method for revenue sharing for multimedia sharing in social network: When a person uses a first portable music player to wirelessly transmit a tune to a person with a second player in a social networking transaction for playing by the second player for a limited time, if the second person subsequently purchases an unrestricted version of the tune, the first... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20090063350 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for content licensing: A method of obtaining one or more licenses to use content is provided. The method may include scanning an original device to locate digital content residing thereon and requesting a license to use the digital content on the original device, a destination device, or a combination thereof from a licensing... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090063351 - System and method for providing consumer rewards: An automated consumer rewards/incentive program that accepts a registration of a consumer. The registration entitles the consumer to receive the benefits of the incentive program. To track the fulfillment of reward earning criteria established by member businesses, the registration includes information indicative of a credit card of the consumer. The... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090063352 - Methods and systems for monetary exchange and transfer: A system for monetary exchange and transfer comprises a centralized location, wherein the centralized location comprises at least a first account at the centralized location comprising first funds for a first user and a second account at the centralized location comprising second funds for a second user. The system may... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC
20090063354 - Account transaction fraud detection: A merchant conducting a transaction on an account forms transaction data with a sensitive data field. To obscure the account prior to transmitting information about the transaction, for each character in the sensitive data field, a combined character is formed with a character of a generated pad. A replacement character... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090063353 - Payment system and method: In one embodiment, transferring payment between a first user and a second user of a communication system includes displaying a contact list in a user interface of a client executed at a user terminal of the first user, the contact list including the second user. The client retrieves and displays... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090063355 - Method and system using reloadable portable consumer devices: A method is disclosed. The method includes providing tender at an automatic teller machine (ATM), where the automatic teller machine is in operative communication with a payment processing network. The automatic teller machine sends a transaction authorization request message to an issuer of a portable consumer device, and the issuer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090063356 - Consensus determination framework: Methods and apparatuses enable determination of consensus between parties to a business transaction. A receiving party of the transaction has a delivery expectation, and a supplying party has a proposed delivery. The delivery expectation and the proposed delivery are represented in transaction data. A consensus determination framework receives the transaction... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063357 - System and method for automatic tariff negotiation: A method of and system for providing opportunistic internet connections is disclosed. The method and system receive a request from a first electronic device having network account with a first entity to negotiate a connection for a second electronic device; determine a network account associated with the second electronic device;... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090063368 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: An extended function of an apparatus at a data distributed destination is managed by an apparatus at a data distributing source. An image input unit reads a document and generates image data, which is encrypted by an encrypting unit, generating encrypted document data. An allowance code generating unit generates an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090063367 - Determining tailored pricing for retail energy market: A method of pricing energy includes determining a price for supplying energy to a consumer over a future term based on at least a forecasted cost of energy and a forecasted energy usage of the consumer. The method further includes automatically determining an updated price for supplying energy based on... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090063369 - Automatically refreshing tailored pricing for retail energy market: Methods and systems for managing product development processes are provided. A method for providing energy pricing includes receiving a pricing component. The method also includes automatically determining multiple prices for supplying energy. Each price may be determined for a different energy consumer and may be based at least on information... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.Previous industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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