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20090259482 - Intelligent business object document system: A method, system and computer program product for providing an integrated environment for processing business object documents (BODs). The integrated environment utilizes an IntelliBod system to employ standard business semantics while adapting modified business terms. Applications requesting integration, or mapping, map to common business semantics of the BODs, and the... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090259485 - Method and system for the control of personal identities in virtual networked environments: Methods and systems to allow individuals participating in social networks to establish pseudonymity amongst people they know in real life or in a virtual context are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention provides the assignment of disposable aliases or other temporary forms of personal identity, such as an image,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090259483 - Method for making a land management decision based on processed elevational data: A method for making a land management decision comprises surveying a field with a location-determining receiver to determine position data and corresponding elevation data. A data processor or elevation module determines an average elevation data for a zone within the field around a particular cell. The data processor or classifier... Agent: Deere & Company
20090259481 - Point of sale personalization of an information handling system: A system for point of sale personalization of an information handling system (IHS), includes one or more subsystems to allow a customer to access a server to select a model of IHS, allow the customer to choose an operating system for the IHS, allow the customer to choose hardware for... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090259480 - Pt prophetess theresa jewelry collection and fashion: Articles of Jewelry having colored precious stones designed, priced, and sold at retail locations. The articles of jewelry may be imaged and priced according to a consumer's input on the length at the retail locations having a commitment to purchase the article of jewelry based on the image provided and... Agent: Prophetess Theresa Teverbaugh
20090259484 - Systems and methods for employee compensation planning: Systems and methods for generating a compensation plan for an enterprise include core invariant modules and a plurality of dynamic modules. Enterprise-specific data is manipulated according to a set of enterprise-specific and enterprise-agnostic rules for compensation planning to calculate elements of the compensation plan, and those elements are presented for... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090259486 - Patient centric medication dispensing device: A patient centric medication dispensing device is herein disclosed. The dispensing device is configured to close the loop between a patient, a treating physician and a pharmacy by monitoring the medication intake of the patient and reporting information to the physician and/or the pharmacy or pharmaceutical company. The dispensing device... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20090259487 - Patient data mining: The present invention provides a data mining framework for mining high-quality structured clinical information. The data mining framework includes a data miner that mines medical information from a computerized patient record (CPR) based on domain-specific knowledge contained in a knowledge base. The data miner includes components for extracting information from... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090259494 - Computer-implemented medical analytics method and system employing a modified mini-max procedure: A method and system for medical analytics implemented on a computer and designed to aid a medical professional in diagnosing one or more diseases afflicting a patient. In contrast to prior art, the present method is based on using clinical data (m) that excludes subjective qualities of and also excludes... Agent: Marek Alboszta
20090259491 - Electronic health record case management system: A method and system for transparent recording, storing, and accessing financial, clinical, and data/information case management services. The method includes collecting service data pertaining to a customer from a plurality of sources, storing the data, and providing multiple points of access to the data for retrieval by an individual via... Agent: Ryndak & Suri LLP
20090259490 - Framework for transmission and storage of medical images: A method and system to maintain a personal health record, including, obtaining data using a medical imaging device, storing the data in a picture archiving and communication system, determining which of the data stored in the picture archiving and communication system is to be stored in the personal health record,... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20090259489 - Integrated database system of genome information and clinical information and a method for creating database included therein: There is provided an integrated database system that incorporates genome information into a clinical information database contrary to conventional databases, while complying with guidelines preventing identification of a provider of the genome information, thereby enabling an easy search for a correlation between the genome information and clinical information and the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090259493 - Mobile health book: A mobile health book (MHB) is incorporated into a mobile device such that users can manage and track health care related information for the user. The mobile health book includes a health tracking software program stored on the memory of the mobile device. The health tracking software receives and stores... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20090259492 - Remote consultation system and method: A computer-implemented method and system for confirming that a remote consultation between a professional and a client occurred, including monitoring a remote consultation call between a professional and a client using a remote consultation system, storing information of the consultation, and confirming that the consultation took place using the stored... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20090259495 - System for providing expert care to outpatients from a remote location: A system for providing expert care to a basic care medical facility (OPCL) from a remote location. The system facilitates real-time, continuous assessment of patients receiving care in an OPCL that is not generally equipped to provide expert medical care on a twenty-four basis. Patient monitoring equipment acquires monitored data... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090259488 - Vetting doctors based on results: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that identify healthcare professionals appropriate to treat diseases. The system can include mechanisms that employ patient symptoms, diagnoses associated with the symptoms, proposed treatment plans, or treatment outcomes based on proposed treatment plans, to construct and utilize dependency graphs to infer a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090259496 - Method and apparatus for insuring digital content: Embodiments of the invention generally provide a method and apparatus for insuring digital content. One embodiment of a method for insuring digital content includes receiving a request to insure a specific instance of digital content and associating insurance with the instance of digital content, such that the instance of digital... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20090259497 - Method of managing an insurance plan and a system therefor: A method of managing a life or health insurance plan includes calculating an amount of expenditure of a member using a credit or debit card issued to the member and then using the calculated amount of expenditure to calculate a premium payable by the member, wherein the premium is reduced... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090259498 - System and method for selecting and reserving seats using a touch screen device: The present invention relates to a system and method for selecting and reserving seats using a touch screen device. The system or method transmits first data to an application running on a personal computing device, the first data including information descriptive of available individual seats at the venue, the first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090259505 - Inventory management system and method: In one aspect, an inventory management system is provided that includes an input module, a storage module, a completeness module, a notification module and a display module. The input module is adapted to receive a plurality of attributes, where the plurality of attributes related to a plurality of inventory items.... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20090259499 - Method and system employing a mobile device for soliciting user experience sharing: A method and system employing a mobile device for soliciting user experience sharing is disclosed. The method and system electronically solicit a user's experience relating to a product or service purchased from a merchant or service provider. A financial transaction notification message is sent by a financial institution to a... Agent: Schein & Cai LLP James Cai
20090259504 - Method and system for par optimization: Methods and systems for optimizing a product supply chain, including managing and maintaining an optimum product inventory with respect to stock levels, frequency of use, and replenishment intervals for products in a clinical setting. Actual or historical par data and simulation parameters, such as par types, delivery schedules, and/or vendor... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090259506 - Method and system for rating patents and other intangible assets: A statistical patent rating method and system is provided for independently assessing the relative breadth (“B”), defensibility (“D”) and commercial relevance (“R”) of individual patent assets and other intangible intellectual property assets. The invention provides new and valuable information that can be used by patent valuation experts, investment advisors, economists... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090259500 - Method for negotiating information technology service processes: Techniques for negotiating an agreement between a provider and a user are provided. The techniques include obtaining at least one of one or more forecasting techniques, one or more analogous agreements and one or more strategies, using the at least one of one or more forecasting techniques, one or more... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090259502 - Quality-based media management for network-based media distribution: Disclosed are techniques and configurations for monitoring quality of digital media assets available from a network-based media distribution system, and taking action to make those digital media assets that have quality deficiencies unavailable from the network-based media distribution system. The network-based media distribution system can provide an online media store... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090259501 - System and method for weighting configuration item relationships supporting business critical impact analysis: A system and method for generating a business critical impact analysis report includes steps of: inserting a rank value field in each configuration item relationship type definition; inserting a rank value field in each single relationship between configuration items; determining default rank values for the rank value fields; assigning the... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner
20090259503 - System and tool for business driven learning solution: A system, method and tool are described for providing a business-driven learning solution. A learning plan is created where the learning plan is implemented in a course for a determined time period. The learning plan is displayed to a plurality of users. The learning plan is approved by the plurality... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090259511 - Estimating future grid job costs by classifying grid jobs and storing results of processing grid job microcosms: A method, system, and program for estimating future grid job costs by classifying grid jobs and storing results of processing grid job microcosms are provided. In general, a client side agent estimates future grid job costs by comparing a current grid job of a particular classification with a history of... Agent: Ibm Corp (end) C/o Amy J. Pattillo
20090259509 - Method and system for retail store supply chain sales forecasting and replenishment shipment determination: A time-phased forecasting and replenishment system (20) for a retail supply chain for inventory management, financial management, capacity planning and transportation planning. A computer(s) (28) create time-phased plans for one or more retail facilities, such as various types of retail stores (23) and/or various types of suppliers (24). The system... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20090259508 - Method and systems for optimizing scheduled services: An automated system that improves utilization of resources and increases the effectiveness of prescribed procedures by insuring that required resources are available at the time of a scheduled service.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090259510 - Operational support system for telecommunication services: A system is disclosed that includes a business application service and a business integration service. The business application service receives a customer care service request via a first protocol. The business application service also transmits a request for information based on the customer care service request to a business integration... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing
20090259507 - Working machine maintenance work management system: A first service life prediction unit 311 predicts the service lives of main components, such as an engine, based upon their actual wear states. A second service life prediction unit 312 predicts the service lives of the same components, based upon their cumulative load amounts. An order setting unit 320... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090259514 - Idea page system and method: Idea Page systems, methods, user interfaces and related components are provided herein.... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20090259512 - Media device access control mechanism: Invention embodiments are concerned with the problem of controlling access to a media storage device in response to, e.g., employees leaving or changing jobs. More specifically, embodiments provide a method of controlling access to a media storage device storing a plurality of media objects. Thus embodiments of the invention solve... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090259513 - Shipment management systems and methods: A computer implemented system and method for managing and tracking cargo shipments through a supply chain. The system includes a core domain and a party domain. In the core domain, electronic representations of one or more core processes may be generated and maintained that includes a sequence of events and/or... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090259519 - Advertisements targeted to social groups that establish program popularity: Advertisements targeted to social groups that establish program popularity is described. In embodiment(s), display durations can be enumerated for each program that is rendered for viewing at media devices associated with each member of a social group. A popularity factor for each of the programs can be established based on... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090259518 - Analyzing return on investment of advertising campaigns using cross-correlation of multiple data sources: In various embodiments, strategies, tools and techniques are provided for processing and analyzing data in an advertising measurement system accessible through a software-as-a-service model or a client-downloaded computer program. The system may be configured to receive and process household media exposure data, product purchase data, advertising data, program data, and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090259517 - Commission-based and arbitrage-based targeting: A method for determining an ad to display in an ad unit is disclosed. A specification of a targeting vendor ad is received from a targeting vendor, wherein the specification includes an indication of an ad value guaranteed by the targeting vendor. A targeting vendor ad value is determined based... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090259525 - Internet probability sampling: The Internet Probability Sample is a method for obtaining a statistically robust probability sample of a target population of substantial interest (including, but not limited to Internet Users in the United States) by employing an Internet advertising system. The Internet Probability Sample (IPS) dramatically changes the nature of survey research... Agent: Ipxlaw Group LLP
20090259521 - Method of identifying innovations possessing business disrupting properties: The instant invention involves a method for determining the expected presence of disruptive business process innovations by performing various nonlinear dynamic processes and analysis with both expected data values and referenced data values. After processing the necessary data, the method allows for the prediction of said disruptive business processes innovations... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20090259516 - Point-of-sale display system: A computer-implemented method for data display is provided, which includes receiving a request for a product from a customer in a first line at a retail location having multiple adjacent customer lines. An advertisement is selected responsively to the requested product, and is displayed on a customer-facing electronic display positioned... Agent: Gerald T. Shekleton
20090259523 - System and methods for calibrating pricing power and risk scores: The present invention relates to a power and risk score calibrator which includes segment pricing power and risk reconcilers, a segment cartographer, segment power and risk aggregators, pricing power and risk value comparers, and pricing power and risk value calibrators. The reconcilers receive quantitative power and risk scores for each... Agent: Kang Lim
20090259522 - System and methods for generating quantitative pricing power and risk scores: The present invention relates to a quantitative pricing power and pricing risk score generator and methods therefore, useful in association with an integrated price management system. Such a system may include a segment generator, a segment pricing power analyzer, and a segment pricing risk analyzer. The segment generator may receive... Agent: Kang Lim
20090259520 - System for optimizing trade promotion and distribution spending in fragmented markets: A system for optimizing incentive-based spending parameters associated with goods provided by a manufacturer in fragmented markets includes a data collection component configured to aggregate data, and an analysis module, which applies regression analysis based on key segmentation variables. A segmentation module separates the aggregated data into final segments based... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090259526 - System for valuating users and user generated content in a collaborative environment: A system for valuating users and user generated content in a collaborative environment is described. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store an item, responses to the item, and ratings for each response. The processor may receive responses from the users based... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090259515 - Use of network composition descriptors for determining product compatibility: Using peer-to-peer device descriptors for determining product compatibility involves obtaining, via a home network, descriptors that describe a composition of the home network. The home network composition descriptors are compared to descriptors of products available from an e-commerce service provider that is external to the home network. The comparison determines... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20090259524 - User-assisted online transactions: One feature provides an online system that assists users (or sponsors) in selecting and purchasing goods and/or services for themselves and/or others (or recipients). A sponsor may provide the funds for the purchase but delegate the purchase decision to an assistant user or group of assistant users (also referred to... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP
20090259527 - Multi-stage supply chain management system with dynamic order placement: A global supply chain management system in an environment of multiple suppliers forming supply chains for one or more buyers connected over the Internet. The system includes a global processor with logic that maps “local” supply information for each buyer and each supplier, represented in one or more property tables... Agent: Swernofsky Law Group PC
20090259528 - Method and device for ensuring data privacy in offboard toll collection: A method for determining toll routes, using a filter unit and a vehicle onboard unit onboard unit in communication with one another, the filter unit having map material so that toll routes are determinable on the basis of a position data, includes transmitting, by the onboard unit, the position data... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090259536 - method and system for distributed electronic media advertising in the internet: End users enter a Web site in the net or use a dedicated software installed on their station, choose advertisement they like, and paste it onto various destinations in electronic media as for example e-mails, blogs, forums, and personal web sites. Friends or other people entering those sites, blogs forums,... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners
20090259537 - Advertisement-funded software: Systems and methods are provided to directly compensate an agent that utilizes a software application in exchange for the agent's intent in using the application, and for displaying intent-driven advertisement to the agent. Intent is inferred through information received from the agent, when utilizing the software application, according to an... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090259535 - Coupon clipper: A coupon clipping interface and related methods and apparatus are provided. The coupon clipper's features include displaying at least one online coupon, receiving selection of at least one selected coupon selected from the at least one online coupon, providing the at least one selected coupon for subsequent redemption in response... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090259531 - Interactive advertisements: A system and method for providing interactive advertisements and collecting data for an advertiser includes a processor, a storage unit in communication with the processor, and a memory unit in communication with the processor, wherein the memory unit contains instructions. The instructions configure the processor to upload sequential media to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090259534 - Internal business arbitrage: System(s) and method(s) are provided to conduct internal arbitrage within an organization. Within a service platform, a first functional unit oriented to service implementation and a second unit dedicated at least in part to advertisement management trade advertisement trade, the first unit and the second administer advertisement within a first... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090259529 - Method for personalized advertising on communication device: The present invention discloses new communication device advertising methods for implementing the same. One method discloses by the present invention features downloading the personalized information while making a call; the method comprises the steps of: providing a request signal from the communication device to an information system after a dialing... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090259538 - Network-based rebate system: An online rebate system is disclosed. The online rebate system allows purchasers of products to gain nearly immediate determinations of whether they are eligible for any rebates. In one embodiment, a purchaser can provide a transaction identifier for a prior purchase transaction to the online rebate system, and then the... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090259530 - Open targeting exchange: A method for determining an ad to display in an ad unit is disclosed. A specification of a targeting vendor ad is received from a targeting vendor. A targeting vendor ad value is determined based at least in part on the specification. The ad to display in the ad unit... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090259532 - Peer-to-peer compensation in an intent-compensation scheme: System(s) and method(s) are provided that facilitate intrinsically targeted, dependable peer-to-peer referral and compensation within an intent-compensation scheme. The referral system synergistically exploits trust mechanisms existing among a referring agent and a referred agent in order to generate high-quality referrals based on a determination of commercial intent from the referred... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090259539 - Proximity-based broadcast virtual universe system: In various embodiments, the proximity of an avatar with respect to a designated focal point object within a virtual universe is determined, and information associated with the designated focal point object is identified. A first of a plurality of representations of the information is selected based, at least in part,... Agent: Ibm Endicott- Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20090259541 - Savings from retail purchases deposited/transferred to savings accounts: A system and methodology for providing customers the option of receiving their savings or discounts for the purchase of goods and services as a reduction in the purchase price of the goods and services or pay full price for their goods and services purchased and take their savings or discounts... Agent: William T. Morrison Jr.
20090259533 - Secondary market for consumer rewards: System(s) and method(s) are provided to trade compensation credit(s) in a customer price incentive scheme funded through advertisement. A secondary market for rewards is established through advertisement spend from a set of disparate category advertisers (e.g., brand advertisers and product advertisers). Market liquidity is injected through an advertisement component that... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090259543 - Sensor network optimization algorithm: An algorithm for modeling and optimizing control of a complex and dynamic system is provided to facilitate an allocation of the resources on the network that is the most efficient. The algorithm serves to depict the complex network of available resources using market-based negotiation wherein resources are defined as available... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20090259542 - System for managing incentive programs via mobile networks: This invention relates to the description of a system for enabling the management of incentive-based transactions (like campaigns, promotions, requests for, and redemptions of incentives) on mobile networks, coupled with a network based service for sending, receiving and organizing such communications. The invention describes how a mobile device identifier (like... Agent: Alex Stancioff
20090259540 - System for partitioning and pruning of advertisements: A system is disclosed for selecting advertisements for delivery. The system may be configured to assign the advertisements to categories. The system also may be configured to deliver the advertisements according to a frequency assigned to each category.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090259544 - System and method for providing short message targeted advertisements over a wireless communications network: A method and system for providing targeted advertisement information to consumers over a wireless communications network. In one embodiment, local advertisers register to advertise on certain wireless communications devices that are in close proximity to the advertiser. As a consumer enters a cell site that is near the location of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090259547 - Affiliate and cross promotion systems and methods: A system for managing referrals between a consumer, merchant, and at least one affiliate; a referral identifier generator for an affiliate to give at least one consumer a referral identifier and representing a promotional offer for at least one consumer; an affiliate tracking system for accepting and tracking the referral... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20090259546 - Method of incentive distribution for cross client referral: The present invention relates generally to methods of generating business by providing incentives for clients to obtain goods and/or services from goods and service providers, wherein said providers refer clients to other providers and as said providers have incentives provided within the method to make said referrals. The method involves... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20090259548 - System and method for flexible election of payment terms: A method is disclosed for offering transaction account consumers with payment term options to pay a minimum amount due early, defer payment into the following payment cycle, and pay a standard amount when due. When generating a periodic billing statement, the invention determines a consumer's eligibility to elect early payment,... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090259549 - Methods and systems for optimizing flow: iii) rewarding a selected number of entities on the basis of the reward potential associated with each of the entities at a predetermined time.... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20090259545 - Universal service code for reservations: Reservation of services using, for example, a computer network based universal reservation system (CNBURS) is facilitated by the use of universal service codes (USCs). In one embodiment, a CNBURS enabled reservation scheduling process (100) includes receiving (110) a request from a service provider for a USC, generating (120) a USC... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090259550 - System and method for management of advertisement campaign: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for keeping records and managing allocation in advertising campaigns according to rational quantitative models. In one facet, various quantitative methods are presented to efficiently manage experimentation and reallocation of advertising resources among many opportunities, seeking the best available return on investment. In an additional... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090259551 - System and method for inserting advertisements from multiple ad servers via a master component: A system and method for rendering content may include an ad insertion system and/or content provider that, responsive to a request for media content from a terminal, provides to the terminal the media content, a program module, and ad insertion instructions, the ad insertion instructions including at least one link... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090259552 - System and method for providing advertisements from multiple ad servers using a failover mechanism: A system and method for providing ad content may include a processor configured to, for rendering ad content during a rendering of a user-requested content: receive from a first provider a first link to a second provider; access the second provider via the first link; in response, obtain a program... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090259553 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting restaurant items for ordering through a customer kiosk, comprising the steps of displaying a first and second restaurant menu category selector within an ordering interface screen, receiving a selection signal representing that one of the first or second... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259554 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting restaurant items for ordering through a customer ordering kiosk, comprising the steps of displaying a first restaurant item category selector within a first ordering interface screen, wherein the first restaurant item category comprises a first background indicia pattern,... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259555 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for efficiently facilitating the selection and purchase of a restaurant item using a customer ordering kiosk comprising displaying a set of restaurant items available for purchase on a first ordering interface screen, receiving a triggering signal, displaying an overlay interface... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259556 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting restaurant items for ordering through a customer ordering kiosk, comprising the steps of displaying a list of restaurant item selectors within an ordering interface screen, receiving a selection signal indicating that one of the restaurant items has been... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259557 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting restaurant items for ordering through a customer ordering kiosk, comprising the steps of displaying an electronic receipt within an ordering interface screen, displaying one or more restaurant items on the electronic receipt corresponding to restaurant items that were... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259558 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting restaurant items for ordering through a customer ordering kiosk, comprising the steps of displaying a first restaurant item image within a first area of a first ordering interface screen, displaying a second restaurant item image within a second... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259559 - System and method for enhanced customer kiosk ordering: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting restaurant items for multi-item restaurant item selection through a customer ordering kiosk, comprising the steps of receiving a signal representing that a multi-item restaurant item selection has been made, displaying a first indicator representing that a first restaurant... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090259563 - Customizable metadata and contextual syndication of digital program material: A system and method for providing video and/or audio on-on demand service to owners of video and/or audio program rights for offering digital versions of those programs to web site visitors. The method or system is an Application Service Provider (ASP) model, whereby the services are provided to the video... Agent: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
20090259560 - Identity theft and fraud protection system and method: A system and method for preventing personal identity theft when making online and offline purchases requires a Purchaser to first subscribe and become a Member user by registering, providing relevant personal identity information, and establishing two-way multi-factor authentication information for security purposes. The subscribing Member provides relevant information to any... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090259562 - Method and apparatus for providing gift by using communication network and system including the apparatus: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for providing a gift using a communication network and a system including the apparatus. The present invention includes a) providing information about products to a user terminal connected with a gift provision apparatus through the communication network; b) selecting at least one of... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090259561 - Method and system for correlation of product quantities to multiple ship-to addresses for a single online order: A system for facilitating data entry and submission of an Internet-based ecommerce transaction includes a computing node having Internet access to an ecommerce server; and a secure memory drive removably coupled to the computing node for storing payment information, address information, and an interactive interface for recording data into forms... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20090259564 - Method, system, and storage device for an online content marketplace and exchange: A method, system, and storage device for an online content marketplace and exchange which enables independent content creators to protect their content while permitting interested buyers to financially compete over the rights to the content, thus achieving true market value for the creator based upon the market's willingness to pay... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20090259565 - System and method for providing moving and transport service leads: Moving and transportation leads are provided by receiving customer data from a customer interface coupled to a communications network, the data comprising information related to a request for moving services; matching the customer data with moving and transport service capabilities stored in a user profile; providing notification to a user... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090259566 - System, method, and apparatus for organizing and implementing a real-life, physical activity: A process for distributing information and processing results for an airgun shooting sport with geographically diverse participants may include receiving registration data from a user, distributing course-of-fire data, and receiving a metric from the user. The course-of-fire data may define at least one parameter of a shooting sport match. The... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090259568 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for electronic real estate transactions: The disclosure details the implementation of an apparatuses, methods, and systems for Electronic Real Estate Transactions. In one embodiment, the disclosure details a method for providing commercial transaction services of virtual real estate using a digital map. The system creates a digital map including general Points of Interest information. The... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090259567 - System and apparatus for creating customized artwork at point-of-purchase: A method and apparatus creating customized artwork for a customer at a point of purchase which includes a display and user interface adapted for a point-of-purchase capable of creating layered images, and allowing a user to update the layered images and specify options for creating customized artwork printed on a... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC
20090259572 - Collaborative alert distribution and management system: A method for managing remediation of alerted products implemented using a computer having a processor and a display device is provided. The method comprises identifying an alert related to a product. The method also comprises facilitating handling of the alert by a user of the product. The method further comprises... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090259571 - Inventory module for a video monitoring system, method for taking inventory of a monitoring region, and a computer program: An inventory module for a video monitoring system including at least one monitoring camera which is directed or directable to a monitoring region, in particular a storage and/or sales area which contains products, including a detection device which is designed to detect products, and when detection takes place, position information... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20090259569 - Method and system for inventory management: A method and system for inventory management includes a communication device at each of a plurality of point of sale locations communicatively coupled to a distribution center. Each communication device stores initial inventory information; periodically determines whether an item has been sold, and when an item has been sold, stores... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090259573 - Method for location-based asset management: A method provides for real-time asset location tracking. An asset in a wide area network, be it a utilities network or a communication network, registers itself with a network management center. The registration process includes identification of a physical location of the asset usable for mapping and tracking the asset.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090259570 - Method of inventorying an electrically powered beverage brewer: A method of inventorying electrically powered beverage brewers (104) includes the steps of making an electrically powered beverage brewer model (104) that is capable of operating with either single-phase electrical power or two-phase electrical power, without alteration after completion of manufacture, though selective use of a power connection adapter (112),... Agent: James W. Potthast Potthast & Associates
20090259575 - Acknowledgment delivery system: An acknowledgement delivery system is provided that is associated with at least one transaction between a transaction initiating party and a transaction fulfilling party. The transaction is given effect by the transaction fulfilling party. The transaction is initiated by a transaction instigation event and completed by a transaction fulfilment event.... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090259574 - Method and system for determining whether the origin of a payment request is a specific e-commerce network source: A determination is made whether a purchase has been performed on a website for which a merchant and an acquirer have entered an agreement. At least one web-page associated with the website is equipped with at least one web-bug, which enables collection of information related to one or more customers... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090259576 - Transaction processing with core and distributor processor implementations: Transaction processing for distributor-based transactions is facilitated. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a transaction management approach involves the processing of aspects of a transaction between contracting parties using transaction rules associated with an administrator and at least one distributor sponsoring the transaction. In some applications, the... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090259577 - Providing billing instructions associated with a new protocol in a network environment: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more billing instructions, the billing instructions being operable to initiate one or more billing actions associated with one or more token combinations. The billing actions are performed when the one or more token combinations match a portion of a received protocol.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090259578 - Customer exclusive data: A payment device, method, and apparatus configured to store customer exclusive data on to a payment card or payment device.... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090259581 - Financial activity relating to natural peril events: A computer implemented method and system for automatically setting prices of financial products in a financial activity having a plurality of possible outcomes, includes receiving a first request from a participant terminal to purchase a financial product for one of the possible outcomes, i; and electronically computing a price for... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20090259580 - Financial modeling systems and methods: Systems and methods for providing financial modeling are provided. A financial modeling method according to the present invention can comprise receiving comprehensive financial data relating to an entity. The financial data can be categorized into a plurality of financial components, which can comprise a protection component, and savings component, and... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza
20090259582 - System and method for trading: The present invention provides a system and method for trading mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”). A system for trading includes a plurality of workstations interconnected by a server. The workstations receive data representing inventories of their MBS pools, which in turn are delivered to the server. The server, in turn, is operable... Agent: Arnold & Porter LLP Attn:IPDocketing Dept.
20090259579 - System and method for transferring monetary value between currency documents: A system and a method for transferring monetary value between first and second currency documents are provided. The method includes reading a first RFID tag on the first currency document to obtain a first monetary value stored in the first RFID tag, utilizing a first RFID scanning device. The method... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090259596 - Automated risk monitoring method and system: The invention relates to an automated risk monitoring method and a corresponding risk monitoring system for automated risk monitoring, in the case of which control data for different companies are transferred to a monitoring unit and evaluated, a company specific asset distribution and a corresponding threshold value being determined, said... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090259598 - Graphical display of market depth in an order book: Consolidated order book and market depth information from multiple fragmented markets is presented on a display. The display provides a graphical representation of market depth and price points, balance, liquidity and volume-weighted average price for tradeable objects.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090259599 - Method and apparatus for analyzing individual and comparative returns on assets: A computer implementable graphical method and apparatus for presenting historical returns of one or more assets, liabilities, and/or indices is disclosed. A computer can plot an historical returns (in percentages) versus historical time for one or more user selectable assets, liabilities, or indices. Each historical return can be obtained by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090259600 - Method and apparatus for automated trading of equity securities using a real time data analysis: A system and method for buying and selling securities based on volatility and liquidity rather than other fundamentals is demonstrated. The method involves: providing at least one decision model to buy and sell a security; inputting real-time data into the decision model; and automatically generating an order and executing transactions... Agent: Dean Amburn
20090259597 - Method and apparatus for portfolio trading using margin: An automated portfolio manager system enables an investor or portfolio manager to quickly adjust the underlying risk of the entire portfolio without modifying the underlying investments in the portfolio. A user interface enables the user to adjust the risk (e.g., beta) of a portfolio of investments without adding or deleting... Agent: Fortkort & Houston P.C.
20090259584 - Block trading system and method providing price improvement to aggressive orders: A first market participant submits an order comprising an indication of a level of visibility which the first market participant wishes to accord to notifications associated with the order. The indication of the level of visibility is independent of identities of second market participants. The notifications associated with the order... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090259583 - Method and apparatus for making markets for an electronically traded financial instrument: A method and apparatus enables quick and efficient adjustment of parameters of a strategy for making markets in a financial instrument traded on an electronic exchange. Implemented in software, the market making adjustment apparatus and method employs a user GUI (Graphical User Interface) with areas of the GUI configured for... Agent: Tradehelm, Inc.
20090259585 - Event-driven credit offers: A system may include detection of an event indicating a potential future credit need, identification of a person based on data associated with the event, determination of a credit product based on the detected event, and determination of whether the person qualifies for the credit product based on a creditworthiness... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar, LLC General Electric Company
20090259586 - Method and computer network for co-ordinating financial services/products: The invention relates to a method and a computer for coordinating an electronic qualification form between a consumer and a plurality of financial service providers and wholesale investors. After receiving qualification form data, a special processing computer applies a filter to the data. The filter comprises selection criteria provided by... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
20090259587 - Commissions futures trading: Implementing a method for trading commissions includes purchasing an expected commission payment from a real-estate agent or real-estate brokerage firm in exchange for a payment of funds to the real-estate agent or the real-estate brokerage firm. The expected commission payment is associated with a real-estate transaction. Funds are transferred in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090259588 - Security systems for protecting an asset: Security systems for protecting assets are described, including password-based security systems that can provide different levels of access responsive to entry of a primary or secondary password. In some versions, user-configurable security rules can provide customized responses to entry of primary or secondary passwords, including feigned or limited access, security... Agent: Jeffrey Dean Lindsay
20090259589 - Method and system for managing a flexible spending account: A method and system for facilitating a redemption of a benefit provided by an organization for the purchase of non-prescription items from a retail store including associating a plurality of non-prescription items with a list; linking a plurality of members with the list, receiving a request for an account balance... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20090259590 - Vending system: A vending system server for a vending system for selling products or services, from at least one vending machine connected to a network, to purchasers having mobile communicators configured to communicate with the network by wireless data packet network connection, comprises an operator server, connected to the network by an... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090259591 - Information rights management: Information rights management (IRM) systems are used to protect the use of information within a data item. An IRM system is provided which will allow access to a data item following at least two interactions with one or more licensing entities. In some examples, the license entities may each issue... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090259592 - System and method for implementing a virtual automated teller machine: Method and system for implementing a virtual automated teller machine (“VATM”) system are described. In one embodiment, the system includes a VATM host connectable to each of a plurality of registered disbursement entities (“DEs”) via a secure connection, such as an SSL connection. The system further includes an accessing computer... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090259593 - Electronic commerce method, electronic commerce system, certificate terminal, and principal certification method by agent: In order to prevent without fail the abuse of certificate information which are exchanged on a network, an orderer inputs the certificate information to a certificate terminal when placing an order for a commodity, the certificate terminal encrypts the certificate information to send it to an order receiver and holds... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090259594 - Collaborative funding system and methods: This invention is a collaborative funding system which allows many people to work together to fund a project or to purchase a product or service. A computer system offers services to users, typically over the internet. Users may enter a new product into the system, contribute to a fund for... Agent: Berwyn Hoyt
20090259595 - Systems and methods for operating a computerized trade finance network: This invention concerns forfeiting transactions. In particular it concerns methods of operating a computerized forfeiting exchange to develop forfeiting transactions. In another aspect it concerns a computerized forfeiting exchange. The exchange allows the parties to screen counter party types and asset types, to make the transactions more efficient. It also... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090259601 - Method of designing and building to a targeted cost for high tech facilities: The present invention discloses a methodology and device for predicting the cost of construction of a facility for use especially in conception stages of a project. The method proceeds by identifying a process application to be housed within the facility, identifying specified process equipment, minimum size of the facility, the... Agent: Gearhart Law, LLC
20090259602 - System and method for selecting postal indicia size: According to some embodiments, a method of operating a postal indicia printing apparatus comprises storing, in the apparatus, a first indicia image format comprising a first dimension, storing, in the apparatus, a second indicia image format comprising a second dimension that differs from the first dimension, prompting a user of... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20090259603 - Mobile intelligent metering and charging system for charging uniquely identifiable chargeable vehicle destinations and method for employing same: The instant invention relates to a mobile intelligent metering and charging system for charging uniquely identifiable chargable vehicle destinations (V) and method for employing the same. The system includes at least a power distribution system limb and a power consumption control and recordation limb. A vehicle system meter and at... Agent: Gallagher & Dawsey Co., L.p.a.10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20090254356 - Battery longevity monitoring: Systems and methods are provided that estimate when to replace a medical device that is implanted in a patient due to batter deplection. These systems and methods significantly reduce the need for service calls made to medical device manufacturers that relate to battery longevity.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090254357 - Computer-implemented method and system for analyzing operating costs of battery-operated sheet dispensers: Expected battery consumption by non-hard wired paper towel dispensers is calculated and compared as a way to help sell dispensers. The information is provided on a real-time basis not only for each type of dispenser a salesperson is attempting to sell, but also for competitive dispensers so that the customer... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090254358 - Method and system for facilitating real world social networking through virtual world applications: A method and system for enhancing a virtual world application to facilitate social networking between users are disclosed. The system detects a trigger condition within the virtual world application, and in response to detecting the trigger condition, searches one or more real world social networking application relationship databases for real... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.
20090254355 - Service level agreement-based service monitoring system using agents: A service level agreement-based service monitoring system is provided by a service management broker (SMB) for a service provider registering and publishing a web service, and uploading a service level agreement with a service requester to a database. The service management broker respectively has a monitoring broker online mode, a... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090254359 - Synchronized interactive demographic analysis: An embodiment of the present invention includes a system and method of providing synchronized interactive demographic analysis.... Agent: Deleon Law Group PC
20090254365 - Care management and transportation workflow: A system for facilitating the physical provision of health care services to patients comprises a computer-readable medium containing information associated with the physical provision of health care services to patients; an electronic display disposed in a health care environment; and software configured to effect display of some of the information... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20090254361 - Continuity of medical care: A consumer is provided with continuity of medical care by being prompted to transfer data to a recipient, upon completion of the consumer's interaction with a brokerage system. The data obtained during the interactions is transferred to one or more recipients selected by the consumer.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090254364 - Medicad chinese medical system: A Chinese medical system includes a signal input device for entering information, an input signal generated in response to the signal input device, a database system comprising a diagnostic database storing a diagnostic information of Chinese diagnostic information and a matching analyzer analyzing the input signal and matching the input... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20090254367 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant: An orthopedic implant manufacturing method. The method includes preparing a pre-operative surgical plan for a specific patient, the surgical plan including a three-dimensional image of a patient's joint indicating at least one resection plane, communicating the surgical plan to a surgeon of the patient, and receiving approval of the surgical... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090254366 - System and method for health care financing: A system for health care financing comprises at least two health care providers, a vendor/operator, an electronic price list, at least one employer having at least one participating employee, at least one deposit account for each of the employees, and at least one high-deductible insurance policy that is available to... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090254363 - System and method for providing health care services using smart health cards: A system and method for providing health care services using smart health cards is provided. Smart health cards including at least member information are issued to members. When a member visits a provider, the smart health card is read to obtain the member information and the retrieved member information is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090254360 - Systems and methods for healthcare asset allocation: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a healthcare asset allocation method including receiving a healthcare asset request, creating a plurality of potential solutions using healthcare asset data, and determining a healthcare asset allocation by applying a genetic algorithm to the plurality of potential solutions using a plurality of genetic... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090254362 - Systems and methods for providing healthcare asset intelligence using service-oriented architecture and service-oriented computing: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for providing healthcare asset intelligence comprising a data layer adapted to preprocess healthcare asset intelligence data, a service component layer adapted to comprise a plurality of service components, and a service application layer adapted to comprise a service application. The healthcare... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090254376 - Dynamic integration of disparate health-related processes and data: A computer-implemented method for integrating disparate health-related procedures and health-related data derived from disparate sources for an individual patient is provided. The method includes generating an integrated patient profile comprising procedure-specific data obtained by performing one or more health-related procedures on the patient. Additionally, the method includes accessing health-related data... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20090254378 - Medical support system: A medical support system and method for performing at least one medical support process relating to diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition and that includes or employs medical records relating to patients and medical support databases including medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition. A... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090254372 - Medication risk assessment system: A medication risk assessment method implemented using a computer particularly adapted for a health care management or delivery organization is provided, wherein the method includes at least the steps of: providing a medication risk assessment tool to a client, wherein the medication risk assessment tool includes a questionnaire, and wherein... Agent: Raymond R. Ferrera
20090254368 - Method of providing enhanced point of service care: A method for enhancing the quality of care for enrollees of drug prescription programs is disclosed. The method utilizes a pharmacist operating in “real-time” to improve the quality of care and reduce cost for receivers of prescription drugs with chronic diseases. The method of the invention is a significant improvement... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20090254373 - Methods and apparatus for communicating with chiropractic patients: Methods and apparatus for communicating with chiropractic patients are disclosed. A hosting company sells a chiropractor a membership that includes a predetermined number of downloads of a patient wellness break software application. The chiropractor then gives access code(s) to patients and/or prospective patients for free that allows them to download... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090254370 - Project information display device, project information display program, and electronic medical record information display device: Provided is an electronic medical record information display device including: a storage unit (30) for storing calendar information, detailed information on medical operation, and electronic medical record information; a time scale generation unit (41) for acquiring calendar information from the storage unit (30) and generating a plurality of time scales... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090254371 - Quality assurance methods for medication therapy management: A method for improving quality assurance methods for medication therapy management using a computer particularly adapted for a health care management or delivery organization is provided, the method including at least the steps of: providing a set of internal controls, wherein the internal controls further include a set of national... Agent: Raymond R. Ferrera
20090254374 - System and method for dynamic drug interaction analysis and reporting: A system for capturing, synthesizing, analyzing, and reporting drug performance data. The system can comprise one or more electronic data processors and a data communications interface connected with the one or more processors for accessing a plurality of databases containing drug analysis and best-practice guidelines, patient data, and demographic data.... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20090254377 - System and method for pharmacy administration: A pharmaceutical administrative system with a pharmacy and a service center network for preparing and dispensing medication. The pharmacy network prepares orders for medication from various customers for various patients. By retrieving information from a global database in the service center network, the pharmacy network conveys patient, customer and formulary... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20090254369 - System and method for providing health care services using smart health cards: A system and method for providing health care services using smart health cards, for example, subscriber identity module (SIM) cards is provided. Smart health cards include at least member information. When a member visits a provider, the smart health card is read to obtain the member information and the retrieved... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090254375 - System and methods for automated healthcare patient record search, extraction, and creation: A system for processing patient information is provided. The system includes a search engine for identifying and retrieving patient-specific data from one or more of the databases. Additionally; and a system administrator for coordinating a plurality of database searches preformed by the search engine and for generating a patient-specific uniform... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20090254379 - Computer system for applying predictive model to determinate and indeterminate data: A computer system includes a data storage module. The computer system also includes an indeterminate data capture module. The data storage module receives, stores, and provides access to both determinate data and indeterminate data that was captured by the indeterminate data capture module. The computer system also includes a computer... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090254380 - Computer-based system and method for estimating costs of a line of business included in a multi-line treaty: A computer-based system and a computer-implemented method for estimating costs of a business line included in a multi-line treaty, which can determine the estimated costs for covering the insured losses of a line of business included in a multi-line treaty having an aggregate deductible and an aggregate limit.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090254381 - System for maintaining an escrow account for reimbursing administrators of payments: A loss ledger system to process third party fund requests on a daily basis, track historical requests, process validation on each request, maintain suspense/escrow and loss ledgers, and provide reconciliation assistance for accounting and claims processing departments. Additionally, the loss ledger system provides management reports, interfaces, security, audit and control... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090254382 - Dynamic rate management system for golf facilities: A method for dynamically pricing rounds of golf utilizing a price matrix based on customizable parameters, whereby the rates may be structured in a way as to incite golfers to reserve tee times in advance and wherein said price matrix displays to a user simultaneously a plurality of different rates... Agent: Law Offices Of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.
20090254383 - System and method for allocating resources using spot market and derivative market techniques: A method for controlling access to a system of finite resources with excess demand employs a two stage admission process. Subscribers are first admitted based on an initial bid price and resource availability. The market price is determined by the highest bid price among the rejected arrivals in the current... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090254385 - System and method for displaying airline seats: The present invention relates to a system and method for displaying airline seats. The system or method transmits data to an application running on a general purpose computer, the data including information descriptive of available individual seats on one or more airplanes, the data processed by the application to generate... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090254384 - 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 receives first data representing payment information over the network from a general purpose computer. The system or method also transmits second data to an application running on the general purpose computer,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090254393 - Billing, docketing and document management: A server and distributed client docketing management system includes a first client computer module on a first client computer that collects administrative information to collect a docketing template for a specified activity. A second client computer module on a second client computer applies the docketing template to a specified file... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090254390 - Communication workspace: Multiple pieces of information can be arranged into a single construct that allows the employee to ascertain information quickly while at her workstation. Selection of information for placement into the construct can employ various statistical models and the like. Selective pieces of information can be masked for a user's construct... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090254386 - Innovation market: An innovation market is described. An apparatus may comprise an innovation market subsystem arranged to manage an innovation marketplace for the exchange of virtual shares in a project for virtual currency to measure project value. The innovation market subsystem may comprise an innovator manager module operative to allocate virtual shares... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090254392 - Method and system for enterprise network access control and management for government and corporate entities: A method, system, computer program product, and devices for enterprise network access control and management for Government and Corporate entities, including interagency identity management; connectors and controls; an interagency directory services transformation service; a user/duty position resolving service; role-based encryption key management; role-based business process modeling; and proximity-based access control... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090254394 - System and method for managing service facilities in a service enterprise: A system and method for optimizing the architecture of a service territory in a service enterprise. A management area has a fixed service call capacity to provide maintenance services to a subscriber base of the service enterprise. The cost of servicing the subscribers within the management area is measured by... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20090254389 - Systems and methods for corporate workplace capacity planning and optimization: Systems and methods for corporate workplace capacity planning and optimization are provided. A system according to the invention may include a computer. The computer may be configured to receive a plurality of characteristics relating to an entity or a portion of an entity. The computer may be further configured to... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090254387 - Technique for performing triple bottom-line assessments: Embodiments of a computer system for determining a social responsibility metric are described. During operation, the computer system aggregates information associated with financial transactions of a user to determine the social responsibility metric. Note that the financial transactions may be included in a data structure associated with financial software, and... Agent: Pvf -- Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090254388 - Urotensin 2 and its receptor as candidate genes for beef marbling score, ribeye area and fatty acid composition: The present invention relates to the identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in urotensin II (UTS2) and urotensin 2 receptor (UTS2R) genes and their associations with beef marbling score (BMS), ribeye area (REA), amounts of saturated (rSFA) and monounsaturated (rMUFA), and Δ9 desaturase activity R2=16:1 to 16:0. The invention further... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090254391 - Use of historical data in a computer-assisted technical solution design tool: A method and system are disclosed for re-using, across plural customer accounts, information generated as part of technical solution designs by a service provider for delivering Information Technology (IT) outsourcing services to customers. The method comprises the step of providing a set of standard service elements and a set of... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090254398 - Computer system for managing orders for and deliveries of goods: A computer system may manage orders for goods from a plurality of purchasers. The computer system may receive the orders, calculate an approximate volume that the goods which are the subject of each order would collectively occupy during shipment, and compare each calculated approximate volume to a pre-determine maximum allowed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090254396 - Facility energy management system: A method of managing energy supplied to a facility comprises monitoring a marginal cost of electricity from an electricity vendor; and determining a facility non-heating electrical load and a facility current heating load. The method also comprises obtaining fuel to supply energy to meet the heating load when the marginal... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090254402 - Method for accessing veterinary health care information and financing veterinary health care services: A method for accessing veterinary health care information via an Internet website, wherein subscribers to the website are able to search and review a library of veterinary health care information, ask questions of a qualified veterinarian, schedule one-on-one consultations as well as office visits with a qualified veterinarian, and purchase... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20090254401 - System and method for creating a custom assessment project: A method of creating a custom assessment project is disclosed. The method comprises selecting a template assessment project that includes modules adapted for interaction with a candidate to be assessed. The modules are linked in a workflow defining a sequence in which the candidate interacts with the modules. The template... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (iscopia)
20090254397 - System and method for optimizing online keyword auctions subject to budget and estimated query volume constraints: An improved system and method for optimizing online keyword auctions subject to budget and estimated query volume constraints is provided. A linear programming model of slates of advertisements may be created using estimates of the query volume for multiple time periods for use in generating a slate of advertisements that... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20090254399 - System and method for optimizing product development portfolios and aligning product, brand, and information technology strategies: Business and software methods are described for cost-effectively optimizing product development portfolios, services development portfolios, and IT (information technology) portfolios, accelerating market entry, and optimizing alignment between product strategy, IT strategy, and brand strategy. Product and service attributes are characterized, categorized, and prioritized with numerical values amenable to statistical analysis... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090254400 - Systems and methods for employee compensation planning: A compensation plan budget is validated for each of a plurality of compensation planners within an enterprise. Each of the compensation planners has an individually allocable sub-budget of the overall compensation plan budget. During periods when a compensation planning application used by the compensation planners is otherwise idle, accumulated totals... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090254395 - Systems and methods for optimizing market selection for entity operations location: Systems and methods for corporate workplace capacity planning and optimization are provided. A system according to the invention may include a computer. The computer may be configured to receive a plurality of characteristics relating to an entity or a portion of an entity. The computer may be further configured to... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090254408 - Facilities monitoring system with telephone interface and automatic problem verification: A building management system includes a telephony interface, by which a caller can enter information about a problem, thereby eliminating the need for a human operator. The building management system may also include components that enable the system to verify the condition reported by the caller. The building management system... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves
20090254403 - Line maintenance manager: A computer implemented method of managing execution of line maintenance for an aircraft includes creating an electronic scheduled bill of work comprising a plurality of planned tasks, creating an electronic work-in-progress bill of work comprising the scheduled bill of work and a plurality of unplanned tasks, electronically validating performance for... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090254404 - Method and system for routing a task to an employee based on physical and emotional state: A method, system, computer program product, and computer program storage device for determining an assignment of a task to a consultant is disclosed. The method, system, computer program product, and computer program storage device determine the assignment based not only on availability and skill set, but also based on an... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090254405 - Simultaneous vehicle routing, vehicle scheduling, and crew scheduling: A method for generating a transportation plan. A set of transportation requests are identified. An initial transportation plan having a set of vehicle routes, a set of vehicle schedules, and a set of crew schedules that satisfy the set of transportation requests is created. A set of vehicle routes, a... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090254407 - Systems and methods for event coordination and asset control: Event coordination systems and methods are disclosed. The event coordination system can include an input module that can receive information identifying multiple projects. The event coordination system can also include a controller that can generate a geocoded representation of the information identifying the projects. A project status attribute of at... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090254406 - Workspace visualization: A system for visually representing one or more projects in a workspace is provided. The system includes a display; and a processor operable to identify one or more project characteristics and determine a hierarchy of the one or more projects as a function of the one or more project characteristics.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090254417 - Hydrate-based desalination using compound permeable restraint panels and vaporization-based cooling: The invention concerns cyberpersonalities, including their and varied use in artificial reality. A cyberpersonality is comprised of a base personality (12). The base personality (12) is selected from a set of base personalities, each one representing the personality of a theoretical person. The cyberpersonality also includes a dynamic personality (14)... Agent: Novak Druce Deluca + Quigg LLP
20090254419 - Information display system, display device, and server: An information display system includes plural display devices and a server. The plural display devices are arranged in a selling floor space. The display devices include measuring units. The measuring units measure environment characteristics and generate environment information based on results of the measurement. The display devices transmit the generated... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090254420 - Maximizing advertising performance: Multiple filtering criteria derived from consumer surveys can be used to adjust an advertising schedule to achieve improved performance. Historical performance data related to performance factors, such as gross rating points, can be filtered using the multiple filtering criteria. The filtered data can then be used as the basis for... Agent: Edward J. Marshall, Attorney At Law (for Clear Channel Communications, Inc)
20090254415 - Method and system for comparing effects of audio-visual ads on internet searches: A method and system are provided for comparing an effect of an audio-visual ad on Internet searches. In one example, the method includes receiving a keyword search related to the audio-visual ad and storing the keyword search in a keyword search database, extracting ad related keywords from digitized text of... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090254410 - Method and system for constructing and delivering sponsored search futures contracts: A method and system for constructing and delivering sponsored search contracts is provided. In one implementation, the method may include generating a financial instrument with terms, such as a contract, for selling click-throughs. The terms may include a volume of click-throughs, a price, and a core market. The price of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090254414 - Method and system for managing advertisement quality of sponsored advertisements: Various embodiments of systems and methods for auctioning sponsored ads are provided. The auctioning systems and methods take hidden costs of sponsored ads into account. A user's future propensity to click on ads is influenced by his/her experience with past clicks. An ad with disappointing quality of landing page imposes... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20090254416 - Method and system for presenting advertisements targeted at passersby: A system and method which may allow advertisers to target advertisements on passersby and use advertising costs more effectively. An information acquiring device in or close to an electronic display device may receive identity information of a passerby from his/her wireless communication device, such as a telecommunication device. The identity... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20090254421 - Method of matching potential clients to legal service providers: A method of matching potential customers to attorneys utilizes a computerized system that functions over the Internet. Records corresponding to the attorneys and categories in which the attorneys practice are stored in a database. A series of questions regarding a legal claim are presented to the potential customer via a... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090254412 - Methods and systems using targeted advertising: Users may provide profile data for determining selected users receiving an offer for a promotion. The selected users may accept or decline the offer. If accepted, value for the offer may be stored on a financial platform for redemption with a party desiring to develop the promotional campaign. Results of... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20090254418 - Methods for marketing corporate brands: Business methods are provided for marketing and increasing sales of corporate products or brands by collecting information about one or more animal welfare organizations, collecting information from one or more consumers about animal welfare, and processing the animal welfare organization information and the consumer information to design a marketing program... Agent: Wendell Ray Guffey Nestle Purina Petcare Global Resources, Inc.
20090254413 - Portfolio modeling and campaign optimization: In an embodiment of the invention, historical data related to multiple members of a customer loyalty program is gathered. A set of loyalty behavior models is developed for an individual member of the loyalty program is developed based on the historical data. For each campaign in a plurality of marketing... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090254411 - System and method for automated decision support for service transition management: A system and method for determining and managing risk impact of service downtime includes defining a process structure of one or more process types, services the process structure employs and a distribution of the services' time durations. Process usage data is collected for each type of process, and risk is... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20090254409 - System and method for rating and pricing advertising: In accordance with techniques disclosed herein, a system and method to set prices for advertising are disclosed. Individuals rate the unit of content by expressing experiences with the content numerically. Purchases of the advertising space alter the pricing of the advertising space to reflect demand for the advertising space. The... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090254422 - Method and system for managing enterprise content: A method and system for providing a consistent flow documents and data content across different organizational units of a company or agency where the documents and data come from different enterprise systems and data stores but are related to linked processes that share models for organizing the content in the... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090254423 - Sales management system and method: A method and system facilitates management of sales activities of sales associates. Sales information from a remote computer is received by a server computer. The server computer processes the sales information, and the system identifies weaknesses of the sales associates based on the sales information. Once a weakness is identified,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090254424 - Enhanced online advertising experience: A method for enhancing user advertising experience, the method including operatively integrating advertising content of an advertisement to be displayed on a web page with additional web content different from web content displayed on the web page; displaying an indicia in conjunction with the advertisement to indicate to a user... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090254427 - Internet directory and method: Systems and methods are provided for identifying information about an entity through Web site software. The entity may be a business or service. Information about the entity can be determined by processing attributes known about the entity, such as a name, service or other keywords. For example, user comes to... Agent: Thomas M. Garrison
20090254426 - Method and system of directed advertising: A method is provided for directed advertising on a shipment tracking status webpage. Advertisements are received and categorized based on preselected criteria. Shipping orders are received and tracking numbers associated with the shipping orders are provided. Tracking status information is received for the shipping orders. A tracking status request for... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20090254429 - Placement device and method: A food placement device comprising an eating area and one or more advertising areas or flaps. The dimensions of the eating area correspond to those of a tray to be used in conjunction with the placement device. The advertising flaps are foldable with respect to the eating area.... Agent: Ofer Manor Tripleglobal
20090254428 - Systems and methods for delivering advertising content to point of sale devices: According to the invention, a system for delivering content to a user is disclosed. The system may include a point of sale device, a wide area network, and a payment processing system. The point of sale device may be configured to receive information regarding a transaction, and communicate content to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090254425 - Wiki-type collective intelligence mechanism for implementing a url redirect: A computer system implements a method to redirect a user request containing a keyword to a target URL. Once received by the system, the user request is processed to extract the keyword. The keyword is then utilized to retrieve a target URL associated with the keyword. Such association is pre-established... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090254430 - System and method for delivering user-specific streaming video advertising messages: The invention relates to a network-based communications system and method for delivering user-specific streaming video advertising messages to a user. The system provides users free access to interactive streaming video television game shows that deliver advertising messages to the users, while providing demographic profiles of the users to the advertisers.... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC
20090254432 - Method, system and computer readable medium for facilitating a transaction between a customer, a merchant and an associate: A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing device transferring into the user processing device a first merchant link for a first merchant Web site on... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090254431 - System, program product, and method to authorize draw for retailer optimization: A line of credit optimized for a retailer and attached to a customer account at a financial institution is established for a customer of the retailer. A financial institution computer determines whether to advance funds through the line of credit for a transaction, then advances funds in one or more... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090254433 - Method and system for improving network information resource distribution: The present invention discloses a method and a system for improving network information resource distribution, to solve the issue that the conventional information resource distribution has not fully utilized the network resources and thus rendered a lower distribution rate and utilization rate of information resources. The method includes: making a... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20090254434 - Method for disabling and re-enabling third-party ads: A method for disabling and re-enabling third-party advertisements is disclosed. An Internet accessible “virtual world” or interactive on-line community can have its advertisements disabled by the entering and subsequent validation of a registration code that is associated with a toy into a website, once validated, displaying a virtual representation of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090254435 - Method for measuring advertisement events, advertisement information system, and relevant devices: A method for measuring advertisement events, an advertisement information system, and relevant devices are disclosed. The method for measuring advertisement events includes: receiving an advertisement identifier, a user action policy and advertisement information delivered by an advertisement server; judging whether a user response action meets preset conditions according to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090254436 - Method and system for managing delivery of leads to a business: A system and method that enables a business owner to receive leads such as phone calls or emails to their business at a prescribed cost-per-lead and a volume determined by the budget the owner is willing to allocate to the purchase. The method manages an internet based advertisement campaign, which... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090254437 - Dynamic content selection and delivery: A system for selecting and delivering content items includes a primary system and a secondary system. Each system includes a server and a datastore of content items that is accessible by the server. The primary system receives a request for a content item, selects an appropriate content item from the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090254440 - Ghosting payment account data in a mobile telephone payment transaction system: Techniques are disclosed for a mobile telephone, in conjunction with a payment transaction server, to be used directly as a payment device for a variety of financial transactions. Further, the transaction systems and methods for mobile telephone devices described herein allow a mobile telephone to participate in payment transactions in... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090254438 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) payment terminal with display-embedded rfid antenna: The subject matter described herein includes an RFID payment terminal with a display-embedded antenna. According to one aspect, an RFID payment terminal with a display-embedded antenna includes a display for graphically displaying payment information to a user. An RFID antenna is embedded in a portion of the display used for... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090254442 - System, program product, and associated methods to autodraw for micro-credit attached to a prepaid card: A consumer is prequalified for a line of credit attached to a prepaid card by a lending institution. The lending institution computer makes available draws to the line of credit line in an authorization stream for a proposed purchase using the prepaid card as payment. When the line of credit... Agent: Jeffrey S. Whittle Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090254443 - System, program product, and associated methods to autodraw for micro-credit attached to a prepaid card: A prepaid card processor receives data for a line of credit for a prepaid card from a lending institution computer. The prepaid card processor makes available draws to the line of credit line on behalf of the lending institution computer in an authorization stream for a proposed purchase using the... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090254441 - System, program product, and method for debit card and checking account autodraw: A consumer is prequalified for a line of credit attached to a checking account by a lending institution computer responsive to consumer underwriting data. The lending institution computer makes available draws to the line of credit line in an authorization stream for a proposed payment from the checking account. When... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090254439 - Touch screen device with fuel pump access: Embodiments provide a touch screen display in proximity to a fuel pump. The touch screen display presents a graphical user interface (GUI) containing a plurality of in-store products available for purchase. Exemplary embodiments may contain a card reading device whereby in-store items selected for purchase may be purchased at the... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090254444 - Commodity sales data processing apparatus and computer-readable recording medium: A controller of a commodity sales data processing apparatus outputs, in response to closing operation for one transaction or bill exchange operation for instructing bill exchange, an opening command to a cash storing unit, which can be freely opened and closed to store cash and opens according to the opening... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090254449 - Access method of regulatory approving data for networked multilateral alliance: The invention achieves certain advantages in pharmaceutical development over large multinational companies by forming a multilateral alliance of independent entities, each with their own geographical focus. In accordance with the invention, a method is provided whereby multiple entities, within the coverage of a common patent portfolio, undertake their own research... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090254448 - Automated service-based order processing: A system and method provide efficient, secure and fast automation of order processing. The method includes initiating an order by wirelessly receiving data from a personal digital key (PDK). The method also includes receiving a biometric input and confirming the initiation of the order by authenticating the biometric input. In... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090254446 - Household shopping programming assistant system and methods: Household shopping assistant system that stores the individual household purchasing requests and preferences in a centralized server with a data base and allows for shopping list retrieval via mobile phone web access and/or via SMS messaging. A method of storing individual purchasing requests and preferences and selective delivery to the... Agent: Valentin Chernyak
20090254450 - Method of executing an electronic commerce sale from affiliate web sites: A method of processing multiple electronic transactions at a hub server may be provided. The method may include receiving a first-time purchase request at a hub server from a first buyer, the first-time purchase request originating at a first affiliate web site and includes a first affiliate web site identifier... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20090254447 - Methods for selection, purchase and shipping of items for sale: Methods for the selection, purchase and shipping of items offered for sale. Said methods are enabled by computer software modules that allow a consumer to: (1) pay for items sold through an e-commerce website by using check and cash payment methods; (2) specify a future payment date and a future... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick
20090254445 - Systems and methods for aggregating packages in a shipping environment: Various embodiments for aggregating packages into a pouch in a shipping environment are disclosed. For example, package details associated with a package are compared to one or more incompatibility factors, and if the package details do not match the one or more incompatibility factors, a package identifier uniquely identifying the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090254459 - Method and system for providing a widget usable in affiliate marketing: A system and computer implemented method for providing a widget are described. The method and system include rendering the widget on a site. The widget dynamically displays multimedia content associated with a campaign. The widget is also embeddable, copyable, and allows for at least one user action. The method and... Agent: Virtual Law Partners LLP
20090254454 - Method and system for providing online automobile service comparison, service ranking, expenses comparison, price matching and purchasing the desired services. based on provisional application 60912189 filed on april 17, 2007 and id 1688557: A method and system for providing online automobile service comparison, service ranking, expense comparisons and online price matching are disclosed. The system provides online automobile service comparison, service ranking, expenses comparison and online price matching through a designated website accessible by a user via a communication network such as the... Agent: Mohit Gupta
20090254458 - System and method for creating a shared electronic shopping environment: A shared shopping environment comprises common inventory that serves one or more web stores. The web stores share a common domain and sell items identified in the common inventory. Each web-based store may provide information about the items offered for sale at that store site. The information offered by the... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20090254455 - System and method for virtual canvas generation, product catalog searching, and result presentation: A system and method for virtual canvas generation, product catalog searching, and result presentation. A user that searches multiple virtual catalogs can be provided with search results in a highly useful format. The search results can include a ranked list of product catalogs along with a further display of a... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi
20090254453 - System, method, and computer program product for conveyance of gift at selected date and time using communication network: A method and system enables a conveying user to select one or more gift items and to deliver the selected gift items to a receiving user at the receiving user's location at a selected date and time. The method includes creating a database having identifying information and a conveyance permission... Agent: Michael A. Rahman
20090254456 - System, method, and computer program product for providing an association between a first participant and a second participant in a social network: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for associating a first participant and a second participant in a social network. In one embodiment, payment is received from a first participant. Additionally, an association between the first participant and a second participant in a social network is provided, in... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20090254452 - Systems and methods for performing an action based on user interaction with a graphical presentation: A method for performing an action based on user interaction with a graphical presentation, according to one embodiment. In use, output data is generated corresponding to a multidimensional presentation of graphical representations of two or more consumer products in relation to each other. Additionally, positions of the graphical representations of... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20090254451 - Transaction system and method: A method for electronic transaction method comprising: selling by a Credit Provider to a Service Provider credit vouchers, each voucher associated with a predetermined value and all the credit cards parameters; electronically distributing by the Service Provider of the vouchers to Merchants, who sell vouchers to End Users, for the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090254457 - Video based product setup instructions via web services applications: A system that provides video based assembly or setup instructions for a product. A link to the instructions from another website that allows purchasing the products, can be made... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20090254460 - Methods and systems for accessing information related to an order of a commodity: A commodity inspection method, including gathering inspection information from a commodity lot; collecting grower, field, and packing information associated with the commodity lot; recording purchase orders associated with the commodity lot; assigning a trace code to each of the purchase orders; entering the inspection information, the grower, field, and packing... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090254462 - Methods and systems for managing co-brand proprietary financial transaction processing: A method and system for processing a financial transaction using a co-brand proprietary payment card through a multi-party payment card interchange network is provided. The method includes storing within a database a list of merchants participating in a co-brand program with the interchange network, receiving an authorization request for the... Agent: Daniel M. Fitzgerald (21652) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090254463 - Methods and systems for managing merchant screening: A method and system for processing a financial transaction using a payment card through a third-party interchange network is provided. The financial transaction is initiated by a cardholder at a merchant location. The method includes storing a list of private label participating merchants, receiving an authorization request for the transaction... Agent: Daniel M. Fitzgerald (21652) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090254461 - System and method for facilitating account-based transactions: Systems, methods and apparatus are presented for facilitating account-based transactions. In an embodiment, the method includes associating a first person with an account, associating a second person with the account, receiving a request from a third party to authorize a transaction between the second person and the third party, determining... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20090254464 - Time and attendance system and method: A time and attendance system includes a biometric reader, a data collection terminal in communication with the biometric reader for collecting a biometric signature of a presented individual, a processor programmed to validate the collected biometric signature against one or more stored biometric signatures, and a camera for capturing an... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20090254465 - Recording resource usage: A security module with a processor, on which applications from various providers are installed, includes a recording device for recording the access of the applications to resources of the security module, recording the total resource usage caused by an application and allocates the relevant applications to a charging station for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090254468 - On-demand virtual storage capacity: A system, method, and computer program product for providing on-demand storage capacity on a remote storage server to a customer is provided. A virtual array site code is received. The remote storage server is virtually connected to a local storage server of the customer in response to receiving the virtual... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)
20090254467 - Personal finance planner for mobile communications device: Disclosed is a method, system, and computer readable medium for managing and tracking personal financial information on a mobile communications device. The cost of an item to be purchased is input into the mobile communications device. The cost is then applied to one or more current financial metrics associated with... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090254466 - Smart secure storage: A healthcare smart card management system stores a large amount of healthcare information to overcome shortcomings of separate and largely paper medical and insurance files. Embedded security technology supports partial or separated identity proofing as well as hardware time limited storage. Dynamic contextual privacy consent enhances user, healthcare provider, and... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090254469 - System for cash, expense and withdrawal allocation across assets and liabilities to maximize net worth over a specified period: This invention constitutes a method for taking a set of input parameters specifying a person or family's assets, liabilities, income and expenses and computing the optimal amount of cash to withdrawal from each credit source or asset (including liquidation of physical assets, credit card balance transfers, and use of loan... Agent: Michael Robertson
20090254489 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a periodic auction reset securities optimization engine: The disclosure details of the implementation of an APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A PERIODIC AUCTION RESET SECURITIES OPTIMIZATION ENGINE (hereinafter “OPTIMIZER”). The disclosure teaches an OPTIMIZER, which provides dynamic management of one or more portfolios of securities, in particular, portfolios of Periodic Auction Reset Securities (PARS). The OPTIMIZER allows... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20090254490 - Method and apparatus for rebalancing an investment portfolio using a portfolio investment system: A computer based portfolio manager system enables a user to create and manage a portfolio of investments. Users can create multiple sub-portfolios, termed folios, within their overall investment portfolio. Each of these folios can be created by the user or selected from multiple preset folios. One of the possible preset... Agent: Fortkort & Houston P.C.
20090254491 - Stochastic control system and method for multi-period consumption: The present invention relates to dynamic optimization of system control over time. The need for dynamic optimization arises in many settings, as diverse as solar car power consumption during a multi-day race and retirement portfolio management. We disclose a reformulation of the control problem that overcomes the so-called “curse of... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20090254488 - Tax hedging financial instrument and trading platform: In accordance with the principles of the present invention, financial instruments to hedge in future tax rates are provided. The financial instrument comprises a financial contract that obligates a buyer and a seller to settle the financial contract at a price determined for an effective time period such as an... Agent: Paul E Schaafsma Novusip, LLC.
20090254472 - Cheapest unique bid: The invention differs from traditional auction methodology, wherein the highest bidder is the successful bidder, to the lowest unique bidder is the successful bidder. The invention also differs from traditional and internet auctions, in that, no bidder is aware of any other bidder's bid(s). The invention differs from all other... Agent: David Conboy
20090254473 - Coordination of algorithms in algorithmic trading engine with fast switching and safe mode: A graphical user interface is used along with an automated algorithm selection function to enable market participants to initiate automated, multi-algorithm trading strategies through a single drag and drop motion. A symbol representing a security can be dragged and dropped onto an icon representing a tactical or strategic algorithm. Other... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090254470 - Method and system for sharing searches: Methods and system for sharing searches are described. In one embodiment, one or more search terms of a search request may be stored. The storage of the one or more search terms may be associated with an originating user. A sharing request may be received for the search request. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090254471 - Settlement of futures contracts in foreign currencies: A method and system are provided for executing a transaction relating to a first futures contract. The first futures contract involves a tradable asset, such as crude oil or another commodity, and a first contract price and a first settlement price expressed in a first currency, such as U.S. dollars.... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090254474 - System and method for liquefying and extracting liquidity fromn illiquid assets without debt or divestiture.: One embodiment of the present invention includes a system and method of liquefying an illiquid asset for the purpose of extracting liquidity. The asset owner retains ownership, control, possession, and use of the asset for the duration of a contractual period. The extracted liquidity is a portion of the value... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire
20090254476 - Method and system for managing personal and financial information: A system and method for managing personal and financial information is provided. The method involves: receiving financial transaction information for a purchase of the user, together with at least one attribute associated with the financial transaction information; storing the financial transaction information in association with the at least one attribute;... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP
20090254475 - Prediction market making method and apparatus: Generally, a method and apparatus for making a prediction-based market including unconventional prediction options to market participants includes determining a prediction framework that includes a plurality of conditional scenarios. The method and apparatus includes calculating realization odds for each of the conditional scenarios using an approximation calculation technique and via... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20090254477 - Reverse factoring system and method: The reverse factoring method and system provides an efficient and convenient way to process invoice payments from the buyer to its vendor via the factor. Since a single factor pays the vendor on behalf of the buyer at a nominal fee, both the buyer and the vendor benefit from the... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20090254478 - System and method for flexible deferred payment terms: A method is disclosed for offering transaction account consumers with payment term options to pay a minimum amount due early, defer payment into the following payment cycle, and pay a standard amount when due. When generating a periodic billing statement, the invention determines a consumer's eligibility to elect early payment,... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090254479 - Transaction server configured to authorize payment transactions using mobile telephone devices: Techniques are disclosed for a mobile telephone, in conjunction with a payment transaction server, to be used directly as a payment device for a variety of financial transactions. Further, the transaction systems and methods for mobile telephone devices described herein allow a mobile telephone to participate in payment transactions in... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090254480 - System and method for preventing gift fraud: A gift card uses a fraud code stored on a magnetic stripe of the card to prevent fraudulent transactions. When the gift card is purchased at a POS terminal at a merchant location, a gift card account number stored on the magnetic stripe is read, and sent to a gift... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090254481 - Method and apparatus for providing personalized service in broadcasting system and system thereof: A method and apparatus for providing a personalized service in a broadcasting system, and a system thereof. A BCAST Subscription Management (BSM) sends a service creation request message to a BCAST Service Distribution/Adaptation (BSDA), the service creation request message including at least one purchase data fragment to which maximum allowed... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20090254482 - Time-based licenses: A method and a system are provided for issuing a number of different types of time-based licenses associated with software products. The system may include an activation server, which may maintain licensing information in a licensing database, and a licensing platform, which may request issuance and renewal of time-based licenses.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090254483 - Payment system and method using tokens: A method of payment using tokens issued by a third party comprising the steps of: a. A transaction management unit receives a request to perform a service for which payment with tokens is required; b. The management unit checks whether there are yet unused tokens available; If an unused token... Agent: Dinesh Agarwal, P.C.
20090254484 - Anon virtual prepaid internet shopping card: The invention is a new generation of system of payments, designed for the millions of customers around the world who are victims of identity theft and fraud with credit card; because it is anonymous, prepaid, disposable, non-reloadable, non-refundable, and easy to doing any purchase online, telephone, mail or retailer. The... Agent: Julio C. Forero
20090254485 - Method and system for anonymous electronic transactions using a mobile device: A method for conducting transactions, includes: encoding concatenated transaction information at a cash point; sending the encoded concatenated transaction information from the cash point to a mobile device; receiving verification information from the mobile device formed in response to the encoded concatenated transaction information; confirming the received verification information; completing... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090254487 - Automated loan processing system and method: A browser based automated loan system includes a loan engine offered individually to financial institutions to set up, operate and manage loan product offerings, a consumer website interface having a loan application form with data fields relevant to the loan product offerings, a designer component that establishes tasks in the... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090254486 - Method for verifying virtual physical space representing a transaction context in a virtual world: The ‘rollback room’ is a demarked area of 3D space in the virtual world—it may be branded by its (trusted) provider. Participants who enter the space take a ‘state checkpoint’ of their virtual world state on entering the area and then become participants in a transaction that is taking place... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090254493 - Device and method for pricing repair services: A list of pricing information for repair services includes a potentially large number of repair services grouped into a limited number of price categories such that the price of any given pricing category represents the price of each different service included in that category. A method of using this price... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20090254492 - Method and apparatus for estimating value of information technology service management based on process complexity analysis: Techniques are disclosed for quantitatively estimating a value of a given process, such as an IT service management process. For example, a computer-implemented method for estimating a value based on a complexity analysis of a given process comprises a computer performing the following steps. A context for the given process... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090254494 - Method, apparatus, and system for implementing policy and charging control: A method for implementing a policy and charging control (PCC) is provided. The method includes: acquiring user location information; and determining a PCC rule of a user according to the acquired user location information. The PCC rule is for a policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) to perform the corresponding... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090254495 - Service leap: The Service Leap comprises of a system and method that provides a systematic process and tools for branding of existing and potential services with a view to increase their appeal to customers and their market value. The invention provides for creating branded services through a bottom up approach starting from... Agent: Meera Patwardhan 5 Garden Homes - 1st Floor10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20090248434 - Analyzing transactional data: A system and method for measuring or at least detecting the effect of at least implicit communication on transactions within a social group, optionally such as consumer purchases for example. The group may optionally comprise a social network, a pair, 3 or more individuals and so forth. By “implicit communication”... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.
20090248432 - Heuristic matching method for use in financial systems: A heuristic method is described for use with a financial system, wherein the method receives a newly added research item, extracts a text-based index from the newly added research item, applying a plurality of heuristics to said extracted text-based index, matches results of heuristics application with each of the following... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20090248427 - Initiative designer: A method, system and a computer program product for an interactive smart game plan for one or more growth initiatives having an initiative designer for designing, creating, launching and tracking growth initiatives are provided. The initiative designer of the method, system and computer program can have an electronic component configured... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, Llc
20090248431 - Managing consistent interfaces for automatic identification label business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248429 - Managing consistent interfaces for sales price business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248430 - Managing consistent interfaces for supply network business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248426 - Meeting management software that distinguishes staff from other meeting invitees and permits staff based programmatic actions: A staff's element of a user interface for editing or adding meeting software objects can be identified. The staff's element can be one of a many different interface elements. Other ones of the interface elements can accept input that define participants of a meeting who are not considered staff. Input... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.a. - Ibm Cam
20090248428 - Method and system for determining software license compliance: According to one embodiment, a method for determining license compliance includes receiving data regarding a plurality of licenses, including at least first and second licenses. The first license has a corresponding first license count that applies to a first software product. The second license has a corresponding second license count... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.
20090248433 - Method for automatically linking a data element to existing research: Business research items are maintained for a subscriber, wherein the business items are any of the following: company information, contact information, ideas, themes, or notes. When the user creates a new item for business research, the input is parsed to match the parsed user input to indexed research to identify... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20090248435 - Method for locating just in time mobile services: The current invention is based, at least in part, on the recognition that there is a problem of missed commercial opportunities when a commercial vendor is a mobile provider of goods or services. A need exists for facilitating communication between a mobile provider of goods or services and a potential... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing
20090248436 - Virtual social group management system, virtual social group management method, and computer program: An SNS system is provided with: a user information storage unit that stores the type of relationship for each second user who has a relationship with a first user; and a screen display control unit that causes information on each second user to be displayed in a terminal apparatus of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090248438 - Characterizing relationships among procedures using similarity metrics: Data is received that characterizes a plurality of procedures for a single event. Thereafter, one or more dynamically determined groups are associated with the plurality of procedures, the dynamically determined groups being generated from similarity metrics derived from a plurality of historical procedures for a plurality of historical events. A... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090248440 - Ensuring referential integrity of medical image data: A method, a system and a computer program product are disclosed for providing information concerning scheduled procedure steps and/or information concerning performed procedure steps within a taskflow which includes a plurality of tasks for processing medical image data. Each taskflow is associated with a taskflow specific context folder. In at... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090248441 - Medical report system, medical report viewer, medical report program, and method of editing and displaying medical report: A report editor screen of a medical report system is provided with a plurality of entry areas for entering a plurality of findings. Every entry area is provided with check boxes for inputting a command to link the entered finding with an inspection purpose. When the inspection purpose is selected... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090248437 - Systems and methods utilizing nfc technology to implement an on-demand portable medical record: In certain embodiments, an on-demand portable medical record system using near field communication includes a near field communication (NFC) storage device adapted to retrieve patient medical data for storage on the NFC storage device and a NFC retrieval device adapted to engage in near field communication with the NFC storage... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc
20090248449 - Care plan oversight billing system: A system for billing Care Plan Oversight services including storing patient data in a databases; accumulating time for Care Plan Oversight services provided to individual patients in the patient databases; and periodically calculating a total accumulated time for Care Plan Oversight services provided to each patient in a predetermined time... Agent: Young Basile
20090248448 - Clinical network for dermal treatments: A method and a system for sharing analysis of dermal treatment result, the method comprising: defining treatment data comprising at least two of: a dermal characteristic of a patient, a dermal treatment parameter, and a dermal treatment result; collecting the treatment data at the treatment device and communicating the treatment... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20090248450 - Integrated biosensor and simulation system for diagnosis and therapy: BioMEMS/NEMS appliance biologically monitors an individual, using biosensors to detect cellular components. Data is simulated or analyzed using systems-biology software, which provides diagnostic or therapeutic guidance.... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP
20090248446 - Medical information card: A device for storing, transporting and maintaining a user's medical history and condition. The device comprises a flash drive which is preprogrammed with a form ready to be filled out, edited or appended with all of the user's medical information. The form is in OMNIFORM® mailable filler format commonly used... Agent: David W. Carrithers Carrithers Law Office, Pllc
20090248445 - Patient database: The system provides a patient-oriented healthcare website, where patients can a) securely post-visit review their medical record, (using a password and not any name information whatsoever), including their symptoms and the doctor-prescribed treatment plan; b) an easy on-line feedback system (were you satisfied with your treatment? Did you get better... Agent: Dla Piper Us LLP
20090248444 - Patient intake system: The system provides a system for a patient to enter historical and/or current information into a data entry device. The system includes intelligent routing so that the patient is guided to meaningful question paths based on answers to prior questions. The system includes graphical and audio capabilities to help the... Agent: Dla Piper Us LLP
20090248442 - Processing of clinical data for validation of selected clinical procedures: A processing system and/or method for determining a validation status of an examination request for a patient, the examination request having content including a plurality of examination data defining a clinical condition of the patient. The system and/or method can include a receipt module or similar functionality for receiving the... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090248447 - Report generation support system: A report generation support system has a storage that previously stores body-area information identifying various areas of a human body, and a display that displays a report generation screen, a medical image, and the body-area information. This report generation support system records a string into a radiology report in response... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090248443 - User interface for generating and managing medical documentation sets: Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for generating and/or managing medical documentation sets are provided. Medical documentation sets are generated by replicating a predetermined medical template. After the predetermined medical template is replicated, the medical label associated with the medical documentation set may be modified so that the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. Intellectual Property Department
20090248452 - Method and apparatus for controlling insurance business processes: A computer-based insurance billing system for use in controlling insurance business processes is provided. As used herein the insurance business processes may include delinquency, invoicing, accruing earned commissions, paying commissions, distributing received payments, and disbursing owed amount, to note a few. At a user interface, the end user is provided... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090248453 - Method and apparatus to facilitate determining insurance policy element availability: A computing platform (201) of choice can be configured and arranged to access (102 and 103) a first memory (202) that stores attributes which specifically characterize a particular candidate insurance entity and a second memory (203) that stores mappings which relate insurance policy element availability for a plurality of insurance... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090248451 - Method, system and media for specified expense coverage life insurance policies: A method and system provides a life insurance policy for an insured party to a policy owner for the benefit of a beneficiary, where the life insurance policy covers recurring expenses. The method and system includes generating a recurring expense life insurance policy for the policy owner for the benefit... Agent: Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP Susan Formicola
20090248454 - System and method for increasing capacity in an insurance system: The invention relates, in various aspects to systems, methods, and computer readable media suited for implementing a commonly administered, quota share-based multi-insurer primary insurance system.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090248455 - Systems and methods for providing enhanced employee benefits: The present inventions provide improved funding and administrative arrangements that allow an employer to provide enhanced benefits to certain employees. In general, the arrangement includes means by which the cost of certain insurance, such as life insurance, is reduced through the use of a trust and financing contract. Proceeds from... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090248458 - Method and system to enable a user of a mobile communication device to use a flight pass: A method for enabling a user of a mobile communication device to use a flight pass that is associated with a bank of air travel credit applicable to book flights. The method comprises: transmitting data conveying information regarding the flight pass to be presented to the user via a graphical... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090248456 - Notifications and reports in a reservation system: Computer-implemented methods and systems can provide notifications and reports over a network about lodging associated with an event.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090248457 - System and method for providing travel schedule of contacts: One embodiment provides a method, that may be implemented on a system, for providing the travel schedule of traveler's contacts. One embodiment of the method comprises receiving a travel itinerary for a traveler; identifying at least one travel segment option corresponding to the travel itinerary of the traveler; identifying from... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv) Ip Docketing
20090248461 - Apparatus and methods for decomposing service processes and for identifying alternate service elements in service provider environments: Methods, apparatus and computer program products decompose a service process into service process operations; filter the service operations based on at least one pre-determined criterion; identify at least one different service process operation to be used to replace an existing service process operation; and replace the existing service process operation... Agent: Harrington & Smith, Pc
20090248465 - Assessment of risk associated with doing business with a party: There is provided a method that includes (a) determining a first risk score that characterizes a first party, based on a presented characteristic of the first party, (b) associating the first party with a second party, based on the first risk score, (c) determining a second risk score that characterizes... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20090248467 - Expense tracking, electronic ordering, invoice presentment, and payment system and method: Systems and methods are described for electronic invoice presentment and payment processing. Requestors may place an order to purchase goods or services from one or more vendors. Invoice processing includes approval routing and dispute resolution.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090248466 - Initiative analyzer: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for electronically determining the financial potential for a user for one or more initiatives to display a list of one or more initiatives for one or more prospects and financial potential for the one or more initiatives of each prospect. The methods,... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, Llc
20090248459 - Integrated maintenance and materials services for fleet aircraft using aircraft data to improve quality of materials: Turnkey maintenance of a customer's aircraft fleet is managed by a single management service provider (MSP) controlling integrated maintenance and materials services from a central operations site. The MSP converts data received directly from on-board aircraft systems into information it uses to manage maintenance service providers and parts suppliers. The... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20090248460 - Interactive smart game plan: A method, system and a computer program product for an interactive smart game plan for one or more growth initiatives are provided. The method, system and computer program product include an electronic mail component configured to interact with one or more salespersons by sending one or more personalized electronic mails... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, Llc
20090248468 - Invention review board system and method: A method of reviewing inventions using a review board made up of two or more members to determine a final disposition for the invention such as retaining the invention as a trade secret or filing a patent application for the invention. The review is conducted so that no unacceptable comments... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin Pllc
20090248463 - Managing consistent interfaces for trading business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248462 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for capturing knowledge during an issue resolution process: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for capturing knowledge during an issue resolution process. The method, apparatus and computer program product facilitate the recording and subsequent location of knowledge such that the knowledge captured during this issue resolution process can be leveraged during subsequent issue resolution processes.... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20090248464 - Method, system and apparatus for managing context: A method, system and apparatus of managing context is provided. A current context is determined. It is determined if a context object associated with the current context exists in a shared memory and, if not, the context object is created in the shared memory. Data associated with the current context... Agent: Mitel Networks Corporation Michelle Whittington, Esq.
20090248472 - Dealer contact management software and system: A computer implemented method for monitoring a sales life cycle of a customer includes capturing primary customer information from a customer identification source (CIS), inputting secondary customer information, storing the information to generate a customer profile and automatically printing the customer profile. The method may also include communicating a message... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.
20090248478 - Frequency-aware spot selection for content campaigns: A computer-implemented method including receiving advertising campaign characteristics with a minimum frequency target for an advertising campaign; selecting, based on the received advertising campaign characteristics, a station having one or more advertising spots available; determining, based on the one or more advertising spots, whether the minimum frequency target is attainable... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090248473 - Managing consistent interfaces for business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248474 - Meeting planning assistance via network messages: The present invention provides a computer implemented method and apparatus to invite people by an email system to meetings or events through a scheduling server of a data processing machine. The scheduling server receives a plurality of invitees, where each invitee's vote has weight in the probability of scheduling a... Agent: Ibm Corp. (aus/rcr) C/o The Rolnik Law Firm, P.c.
20090248469 - Method and system of integrated mine planning: A system and method for facilitating integrated mine planning in a mining operation. The system has a data module to store data objects. The system also has a management module in communication with the data module and the management module is configured with at least one workflow having a series... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090248471 - Method of block booking: A method and computer program product for monitoring a performance schedule for one or more of at least one artist and at least one venue. At least one of a performance geographic region of interest and a date range of interest may be defined. At least a second venue may... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090248476 - Method, system and apparatus for controlling an application: A method, system and apparatus of controlling at least one application on an electronic device. Interfacing occurs between a context object and the at least one application. Context data is retrieved from the context object. At least one of the following further occurs: the context object is updated with new... Agent: Mitel Networks Corporation Michelle Whittington, Esq.
20090248475 - Open mobile business supporting system and method: An open mobile business supporting method and system are disclosed for effectively supporting various business models desired by a contents/service provider by providing single interface that can integrally use various resources of a mobile communication system. Low-level functions, which can be grouped as a unit function and performed in a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090248477 - Primary products production system and method: A primary product production system and a method of supplying raw material for the production. The raw material is provided in a manner, inter-alia, that is an improvement in the delivery and/or selection of supplied materials used. In a particular form, the product results from metal making and/or the coal... Agent: Winstead Pc
20090248479 - Sales force automation system and method: A sales force automation system and method of facilitating a sales process which integrates computerized intelligent automated salesperson support for multiple phases of the sales process. Various subsystems may be provided to facilitate the sales process which may include pre-sales lead generation, maximize time spent with the customer, effectively manage... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, Llc
20090248470 - System and method for measuring performance of a carrier network: System and methods for determining time-for-delivery for a mail piece based on the origin and destination of the mail piece are provided. A mail processing system is utilized by recipients of mail pieces to scan each incoming mail piece. The mail processing system extracts information from the mail piece that... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20090248480 - Controlled synchronization between a group calendar and individual work calendars: Controlled synchronization between one type of calendar and another type of calendar is provided. A family's calendar maintained and stored with a Web-based calendar service server is synchronized with a work calendar(s) of one (or more) of the family's members and vice versa. A user is allowed to define rules... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090248481 - System and method for collecting revenue: A system comprises an expected bad debt generator for generating probabilities of bad debt based on payer, types of services and or products rendered, and account information; a contract modeling engine for generating contractual adjustment factors based on contracts between payer and service providers, a gross net conversion generator for... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090248482 - Workflow management system: A network clearinghouse may be provided that brings together organizations (subjects) requiring outsourcing of a service and service providers (operators). The clearinghouse manages the bidding and awarding of contracts, by collecting and authorizing requests for proposals (RFPs), sending bid invitations to operators that meet the requirements of the subject, sending... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090248484 - Automatic customization and rendering of ads based on detected features in a web page: Media and system are provided for customizing ads for delivery based on features in a web page. Text in a web page is evaluated to determine the sentiment of the web page. The sentiment can be based on the overall web page or on individual blocks of text within the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090248485 - Communications propensity index: A method of analyzing the effectiveness of marketing activities involves taking a series of surveys that incorporate such factors as the purchase process cycle stages, organization size, respondent job responsibilities, the products offered, and brands involved. The data from the marketing surveys is compiled. A user enters a specific query... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson Pllc
20090248492 - Internet lead manager and optimizer: A method of customer sales management over a computer network includes receiving customer sales management cadence data and communication tool data. The method includes receiving a sales lead identifier based on one or more tracked activities occurring over a computer network which identifies a priority associated with a sales lead.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.
20090248487 - Managing consistent interfaces for service part business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248483 - Methods and systems for dynamically generating coupons associated with presentation instruments: This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for dynamically generating coupons. The method may include associating a coupon value with a manufacturer's offer onto a presentation instrument. The presentation instrument may include a barcode to store terms of the manufacturer's offer and a storage device to store coupon value information.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090248488 - Risk assessment forecasting in a supply chain: A supply chain forecasting system enabling integrated risk assessment and forecasting of the impact of events on a supply chain comprising a processor adapted to receive, process and output data for a forecast, and a user interface adapted to enable a user to input parameters to facilitate processing of a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20090248498 - System and method for attracting, surveying, and marketing to consumers: One method of the present invention includes displaying an interactive map to a consumer and recording interactions with the consumer, recording the interactions, analyzing the recordings, and acting on the analysis. The interactive map is provided at a tourist attraction or other location, and includes maps, images, cameras, and other... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, Pllc
20090248496 - System and method for automating market analysis from anonymous behavior profiles: A system and method is disclosed for profiling subjects and objects based on subjects' responses to various objects for purposes of determining and presenting the objects most likely to generate the most likely response from each visitor. Object ratings, such as aesthetic response, preference, interest, or relevancy, are explicitly submitted... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke
20090248494 - System and method for collecting and targeting visitor behavior: A system and method is disclosed for collecting website visitor activity for profiling visitor interests and dynamically modifying the content of the website to better match the visitor's profile. The visitor activity data is collected directly from the visitor's client browser or from the website's own web log information. The... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke
20090248495 - System and method for combining and optimizing business strategies: A system and method is disclosed for tracking subject behavior and making object recommendations to drive the subject to a desired outcome. The system consists of several components: a data collection module that captures subject behavior and provides behavioral context for the recommendations; a profiling module that extracts characteristics of... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke
20090248497 - System and method for quantifying and detecting non-normative behavior: A system and method is disclosed for monitoring human interactions, including transactions and communications, profiling the subject and objects in those interactions, and comparing subject profiles to profiles of subjects with known characteristics to determine whether the test subject is normal or abnormal subjects. The behavior data can be collected... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke
20090248491 - System and method for ranking participating venues in a network according to advertisers needs for targeted advertising: The present invention relates to an improved advertising network and system, which relates to interconnecting a plurality of venues through a network, each venue having at least one display panel or display screen for displaying advertisements and marketing materials to a plurality of people at these venues. The venues in... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.c.
20090248490 - System and method of competitive business analysis: A system and method are provided for performing competitive business and/or financial analyses. The systems accept input concerning a specific business such as the industries and geographical markets in which the business operates. Based on the type of report selected, the system retrieves business and financial data concerning the industries... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090248489 - System and method of market research business analysis: A system and method are provided for performing competitive business and/or financial analyses. The systems accept input concerning a specific business such as the industries and geographical markets in which the business operates. Based on the type of report selected, the system retrieves business and financial data concerning the industries... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090248486 - System for suggesting categories of mobile keywords to revenue generators: A system is described for suggesting categories of mobile keywords to revenue generators. The system may include a processor, a memory and an interface being operatively connected. The memory may store categories associated with mobile carriers, keywords, and advertisements. The interface may communicate with revenue generators and users. The processor... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090248493 - Systems for rewarding influences: The present disclosure relates generally to systems for rewarding influencers in a Web 2.0 environment. More specifically, in some implementations, a system is configured to assess an influence of an electronically-accessed content on an involvement between an accessor and a third party, and may also be configured to facilitate a... Agent: Constellation Law Group, Pllc
20090248499 - Monitoring cleaning of surfaces: A method for monitoring cleaning of a surface includes applying an amount of transparent indicator material to an area of a surface and measuring the amount of transparent indicator material remaining on the surface. The transparent indicator material may be fixed on the surface by drying and, when a fluorescent... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20090248500 - Apparatus and method for supporting and shielding a wireless device: A receptacle for supporting a transponder on a support structure includes a housing having a first housing portion securable to the transponder and a second housing portion securable to the support structure. The first housing portion is pivotally secured to the second housing portion. The first housing portion and second... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090248511 - Advertisements on demand: A method and system for providing advertisements on demand on a search results webpage includes receiving an ad preference for an advertisement through an user interface. The ad preference defines rendering option desired by an advertiser for the advertisement. A user preference for viewing an advertisement on the search results... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090248513 - Allocation of presentation positions: Co-performance measurements can be determined for a plurality of content items, each co-performance measurement being associated with a corresponding content item and each co-performance measurement being a measure of the effect of the corresponding content item on the performance of one or more other content items that are presented with... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090248501 - Calculation method of sales allowance and computer readable recording medium thereof: Disclosed are calculation method of sales allowance and computer readable recording medium thereof that are capable of calculating allowance to be paid to respective members corresponding to each node online in a commodity or service sales method. The method comprises the steps of computing a rate of a ranking of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c.
20090248508 - Computer system and method for billing for advertisement based upon time-in-view: An application for a computer system for providing content and advertising to users includes a server computer, a user computer, one or more sources of content and one or more sources of advertisements. Software running on the server computer retrieves content based upon requests from the user computer from the... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090248509 - Computer system and method for billing for advertisement based upon user activity while displayed: An application for a method of providing content and advertising to users includes accepting a request for desired content from a user and retrieving the desired content from a source of content at the server computer system. An advertisement is selected at the server computer system and the desired content... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090248507 - Computer system and method for presenting advertisement based upon time and/or location: An application for a computer system that provides content and advertising to users includes a server computer, a user computer, one or more sources of content and one or more sources of advertisements. Software running on the server computer accesses content from the one or more sources of content based... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090248502 - Computing a time-dependent variability value: A system that facilitates computation of a time-dependent variability value is described herein. The system includes a receiver component that receives a plurality of items, wherein each item has a timestamp corresponding thereto. The system further includes a value generator component that outputs a time-dependent variability value for an item... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090248510 - Information retrieval using dynamic guided navigation: An apparatus and method for providing relevant search result and query terms are disclosed herein. Natural language processing of the documents and previous search session history are used to dynamically determine document relevance, queries relevant to search categories prior to start of a search session, and query to query correlations.... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090248520 - Internet advertisement method and system for distributing commercial sample through membership-based off-line shop based on authentication key issued to target customer on-line: An Internet advertisement method and system that issues an authentication key for enabling selected target customers to receive a commercial sample at a membership-based offline store by performing an advertisement in the form of a banner on a web page of an online market, such as an Internet shopping mall,... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c
20090248521 - Managing accounts such as advertising accounts: A method includes: creating a plurality of advertising accounts associated with an advertiser, each of the advertising accounts including multiple fields defining specifics of performing advertising on behalf of the advertiser and being individually accessible to the advertiser through a login procedure; grouping the plurality of advertising accounts in an... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090248504 - Mechanism for aggregating consumer reward data: A method of aggregating consumer reward data. The consumer reward data is generated from a consumer visiting a website. The method includes receiving a request from a consumer to maintain consumer reward data in a data warehouse. Web reward token information is received from a website operator following a visit... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090248506 - Merchant funded rewards network implementing cardholder loyalty rebate program: A system and method for implementing a program such as a loyalty program. An account (e.g., card) system includes a plurality of participating account holders (e.g., cardholders) of an issuer, a plurality of non-participating account holders (e.g., cardholders) of the issuer and of other issuers, a plurality of non-preferred merchants... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20090248522 - Method and device for advertisement lease-purchase and switching mechanism of advertisement network: A method for advertisement lease-purchase and switching mechanism of advertisement network is provided. The method includes the steps of: users applying for memberships and/or logging in a bidding system; bidding in accordance with a selected area, time slot, or page; after winning a bid, uploading an advertisement file to an... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20090248516 - Method for annotating web content in real-time: A computer-related method is presented for annotating web content in real-time via a client interface, the method including selecting at least one portion of a requested and/or displayed web page. The computer-related method further includes creating and embedding at least one annotation, in real-time at the selected portion of the... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.a.
20090248515 - Remote control device to display advertisements: Techniques to display advertisements on a remote control device are described. In an implementation, a remote control device includes a display device and one or more modules. The one or more modules are configured to initiate one or more control functions related to control of an output of content by... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090248519 - Rewarding internet service, advertisement, and usage method: A rewarding Internet service, advertisement, and usage method is presented, which method in a main preferred embodiment comprises establishing a reward program by an issuer of credit/debit card, providing credit/debit card reward units to a member of the reward program, if the member is a user of at least one... Agent: Aleksandr Smushkovich
20090248518 - Sales support apparatus, computer-readable recording medium having recorded therein sales support program, and sales support method: A sales support apparatus including a customer information storage unit that stores the credit information of each customer is provided. The sales support apparatus includes a transaction history storage unit that stores the history of past transactions with the customer. The transaction condition storage unit stores the transaction conditions corresponding... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090248514 - System and method for detecting the sensitivity of web page content for serving advertisements in online advertising: An improved system and method for detecting the sensitivity of web page content for serving advertisements in online advertising is provided. A web page sensitivity classifier may be provided for identifying the sensitivity of the content of a web page to an advertisement. The web page sensitivity classifier may use... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20090248523 - System and method for generating automated self-optimizing targeted e-mails: A system and method is disclosed for generating targeted e-mails based on individual subject behavior and interests, as determined by an application's website browsing behavior, online and offline purchases, ratings, and other implicit and explicit indications of subject preferences and interests. The subject's behavior data is collected directly from the... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke
20090248512 - System and method for incorporating targeted content in a document: The subject application is directed to a system and method for selective incorporation of targeted content in remotely rendered documents. An electronic document is first received from an owner. Layout data corresponding to the size and/or position available for placement of secondary content in connection with a rendering of the... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20090248517 - Systems and methods for distributed commerce platform technology: The present invention provides methods and systems to facilitate distributed commerce. A distributed commerce system comprises a module for communicating an advertisement, price information, or viewer information and using the information to calculate a price based on the number of viewers. In another embodiment, a system is provided for valuating... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20090248503 - Systems, methods and computer products for a personal portable advertising and messaging agent: Transmitting targeted advertisements over a communications network to consumers using a plurality of programmable transmitting and receiving devices is accomplished by initiating the programmable transmitting and receiving devices and prompting an advertisement content user to provide and populate the memory of the programmable transmitting and receiving devices with categories, parameters,... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Ibm Austin
20090248505 - User-controlled profile for customized advertisements: Systems and methods for providing a user with customized advertisements in response to a user indication of a desire to receive the customized advertisements. The user, by opting in and creating a user-controlled profile, indicates a desire to receive targeted and highly relevant advertisements that correspond to the user-specific information... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090248524 - Systems, methods and apparatus for the display of advertisements in a software application: Systems, methods and apparatus facilitating the display of advertisements in a software application in general, but more particularly in a computer program permitting people to write, edit or view digital documents, hereafter referred to as “Document Templates Software”. Advertisements shown to users can be targeted based on user profile and... Agent: Biztree Inc
20090248526 - Method and portable apparatus for settling transaction: A method and portable apparatus for settling a transaction are provided, in which the portable apparatus may be used as a card substitute payment device for settling a transaction. Information to conduct a settlement may be stored in the portable apparatus. The portable apparatus may be, for example, a portable... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20090248527 - System and method for facillitating transactions in a distribution network: A system and method for facilitating transactions in a distribution network. An analysis tool may be accessed through a computer network by consumers, producers and/or distribution intermediaries. In response to an inquiry, the analysis tool may present a solution sets may to a consumer, producer, and/or distribution intermediary for optimizing... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, Pllc
20090248525 - Spread active media platform: Embodiments of the present invention provide a spread active media platform for distributing event-based information in a web-based communication environment. In one embodiment, a system and method for providing event-based services includes storing event information from a merchant, receiving event preference information from registered user. The event preference information may... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090248528 - System and method for online marketing, sales and advertising: A system for providing relevant information to a recipient of a facsimile contained in an e-mail in a FTM environment, which system includes receiving a facsimile from a sender, and digitizing said facsimile, processing the facsimile by optical character recognition (OCR) or similar software, analyzing the OCR'd facsimile content for... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20090248529 - System and method for providing value added services via wireless access points: A method for providing value added services to a user terminal by an access point in a wireless network is provided. The method comprises intercepting a request initiated by a user terminal for accessing information. The method further comprises determining if the request is a local search request. If the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090248530 - Pos register, cooking instruction method, cooking instruction program and program recording medium: A POS register 1 is provided with a product master setting table 121 and a fire button 161. All menus are registered as products in the product master setting table 121 together with a hold number for each menu of a course menu. When the fire button 161 is pushed... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090248531 - Automatic payment calculator unit for purchasing goods: The present invention relates to an automatic payment calculator unit, which enables a purchaser in a large shop to calculate a price of articles and pay for the price in person so that the shop may be operated without an accounting clerk.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20090248532 - Commodity sales data processor, receipt system, and screen display method for commodity sales data processor: A commodity sales data processor which acquires commodity information corresponding to a commodity code entered through a commodity code input part from a commodity data file and calculates an amount of payment based on a unit price included in the commodity information. It generates receipt data as receipt information including... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090248537 - Commercial transaction facilitation system: To facilitate the processing of commercial transactions, the system may be utilized to collect and store data related to product information, buyer information and seller information. A system is provided that collects and stores data from different sources (individual or company) and associates all or part of the data collected... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20090248535 - Device, system, and method of collaborative distribution of digital merchandise: Device, system, and method of collaborative distribution of digital merchandise. For example, an apparatus for collaborative distribution of Digital Merchandise Items (DMIs) includes: a first computing device having an agent module to receive a command of a first user to purchase a DMI from a second user, to provide information... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090248540 - Electronic retail order communication: Multiple users are provided the ability to add or modify items in an open order created by an originating user on an electronic retail system. The originating user has the ability to verify and authorize a final purchase order that is submitted to the retail system. The originating user forwards... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090248538 - Facilitated mobile transactions: A stand-in payment and transaction facilitator system is provided. A merchant registers their details with a transaction facilitator and is assigned a merchant identifier. When a mobile user transacts with the merchant, the merchant identifier is communicated to the user's mobile device. At the payment step, the transaction facilitator uses... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20090248541 - Method, apparatus and article of manufacture for determining the end to a silent auction using a tiered strategy: Methods, apparatuses and article of manufactures of an electronic auction system that receives at least one bid to purchase an item that is available for auction during a period of time. The period of time comprises a plurality of time increments. The system also uses a computing device to determine... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090248539 - Photograph printing system: When a newly received printed photograph and an undelivered order exist in relation to an identical user, a delivery device is controlled such that the newly received printed photograph is delivered at the same time as a printed photograph relating to the undelivered order.... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090248534 - System and method for offering an auction bundle in an online advertising auction: An improved system and method for offering an auction bundle in an online advertising auction is provided. A pricing engine may determine a price of an auction bundle that may include a bid for an input of a search engine such as a keyword, an output of search engine such... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20090248533 - Systems and methods for conducting transactions: Methods and systems for conducting a transaction which relate to receiving a transaction request from a transaction object containing a region identifier and a mobile device identifier. A short code is identified in a short code database based on the region identifier. A confirmation request message is transmitted to a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c.
20090248536 - Twenty first century digital network: A consumer driven internet technology based digital commercial network defined by specific licensing agreements between the network's manufacturers of hardware, the network's writer of operating system, the network's information carriers, and the network's administrator. The specific licensing agreements are writ and contracted to by the entities for the purpose and... Agent: Daniel M. Rosenblum
20090248546 - Marketing system and method: A method for marketing products, by selecting a product having a product identifier from a catalog, entering the product identifier into an online computer system, and using the online computer system to generate a customized sales sheet. The catalog may be in an abbreviated format to reduce the size and/or... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090248545 - Related parts identification and sales tool: A method of identifying related parts is disclosed. The method includes receiving a selection of a product, receiving a selection of at least one part of a product, and identifying at least one related part structurally associated with the selected at least one part. The method further includes generating a... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.l.p.
20090248544 - Reverse product purchase in a virtual environment: A reverse purchase system allows purchasing an item on a website and receiving a virtual version of that item substantially immediately. Subsequent to receiving that virtual version, the user later receives the real version either in the mail or through redemption of a coupon.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090248543 - System and method for message-based purchasing: Various embodiments of a system and method for message-based purchasing are described. The system and method for message-based purchasing may include a message-based purchase service configured to determine that a selection has been performed through a network-based interface. Such selection may be indicative of one or more items offered for... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/symantec
20090248542 - Systems and methods for facilitating creative content discovery, sale and investment: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a web site which addresses the above difficulties and others by providing site where an author may upload creative works for sale at a price set by the author. The website allows users to purchase and rate the works, creating an environment... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090248547 - Managing consistent interfaces for retail business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248548 - Method for location based inventory lookup: A method is provided which enables a user of a mobile communications device to identify a local vendor of a product or service of interest to the user. In accordance with the method, input is received from the user regarding a product or service of interest to the user. The... Agent: John A. Fortkort Fortkort & Houston P.c.
20090248549 - Maintaining a running list of packed travel articles: A system and method for maintaining a running list of a plurality of travel articles that are packed in one or more travel containers. A transponder having a unique locator tag is disposed on each travel article that is packed. A current packing distribution list is stored in memory and... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090248550 - System and method of determining the quality of enhanced transaction data: A system is provided for determining the quality of merchant supplied enhanced data related to financial transactions performed by holders of financial presentation devices such as credit cards. The system includes a memory storing a plurality of enhanced transaction data (ETD) records and quality check criteria for determining the quality... Agent: Afs/ Visa
20090248553 - Method for recording employee records: The present invention is directed to one or more time and attendance systems specifically designed for use in the gaming (gambling) and hospitality (hotels and restaurants) industries, but may additionally be utilized advantageously in a wide range of other fields or industries. The disclosed time and attendance system can be... Agent: Silversky Group Llc
20090248552 - Real-time time and attendance system: The present invention is directed to one or more time and attendance systems specifically designed for use in the gaming (gambling) and hospitality (hotels and restaurants) industries, but may additionally be utilized advantageously in a wide range of other fields or industries. The disclosed time and attendance system can be... Agent: Silversky Group Llc
20090248551 - Time and attendance system: The present invention is directed to one or more time and attendance systems specifically designed for use in the gaming (gambling) and hospitality (hotels and restaurants) industries, but may additionally be utilized advantageously in a wide range of other fields or industries. The disclosed time and attendance system can be... Agent: Silversky Group Llc
20090248554 - Systems and methods for cash based accounting in a general ledger: Systems and methods are disclosed for facilitating cash based accounting. In one exemplary embodiment, there is provided a method that includes, for example, providing a cash ledger. The cash ledger may contain at least one line item and a clearing account. The method may include posting a payment, which contains... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090248556 - Delivery system: A delivery system has a plurality of delivering devices, each of which includes a storage unit having a plurality of storage spaces for storing therein recording media according to the unit of customer's order and a delivering controlling unit operable to obtain ID information associated with the recording medium, thereby... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090248555 - System and method for third party payment processing of credit cards: A system and method for enabling a debtor to charge a payment to a credit card when a creditor does not accept credit card payments is provided. The system comprises a customer interface, an approval engine, a scheduling engine, a service fee engine and schedule, a currency engine and schedule,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090248559 - Assessment of risk associated with doing business with a party: There is provided a method that includes (a) determining a first risk score that characterizes a party, based on an activity that involves the party, and (b) determining a second risk score that characterizes the party, based on a presented characteristic of the party, if the first risk score exceeds... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20090248560 - Assessment of risk associated with doing business with a party: There is provided a method and a system for determining a level of risk associated with doing business with a party. The method includes (a) determining a first risk score that characterizes the party, based on a presented characteristic of the party, (b) determining a second risk score that characterizes... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20090248561 - Exchange traded asset based security: This invention provides a security and an index that may be based on any asset or derivative asset or a combination of these including but not limited to a commodity, a debt issuance, a currency, an equity or a basket or an index of any of these that has a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090248558 - Managing consistent interfaces for business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248557 - Method for aggregating and analyzing consumer business data: A method and system of aggregating consumer business data such as transactions between a consumer and a pluralityy of vendors. The method includes receiving a request from a consumer to maintain consumer business data in a data warehouse. An electronic receipt is received from a vendor following conclusion of a... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090248562 - Withdrawal processing apparatus and withdrawal processing method: A withdrawal processing apparatus is arranged with a storage unit for storing deposit balances of respective yen account and foreign currency account; an acquiring unit for acquiring withdrawal request information including a withdrawal amount for every currency; a withdrawal judgment unit for judging, for every currency, whether or not the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090248588 - Scanning based spreads using a hedge ratio non-linear optimization model: The disclosed embodiments utilize hedge ratios to determine the optimal hedge ratio and associated scanning spread. This tells traders what ratios of the quantities of products they should have in their portfolio in order to maintain the status of the portfolios as delta neutral, i.e. be delta hedged, and receive... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20090248589 - Systems and methods for real-time, dynamic multi-dimensional constraint analysis of portfolios of financial instruments: An automated method of managing or constructing a portfolio comprising at least one financial instrument defining portfolio attributes, the method using a system comprising a processor, a display and an input device. The method comprises defining at least one objective representing a desired state for the portfolio attributes and defining... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090248563 - Method and apparatus for on-line auctions: An on-line (Internet or web-based) auction intended for selling real property and other unique items has several features and advantages adopted for such transactions. In one version, a descending price auction is used with the price descending at time intervals in unpredictable increments; the first bidder acquires the property. An... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090248564 - Settlement pricing for centrally cleared swaps: Methods are provided to determine a settlement price for an over-the-counter exchange traded financial instrument. The method includes receiving swap curves from a plurality of market makers and identifying missing data points in the curves. A repair mode may be determined for curves identified as missing data. The curves may... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20090248566 - Spread matrix dartboard system and method for placing trade orders on an electronic exchange: Provided is a system and method for placing trade orders on an electronic exchange using a client terminal. The client terminal includes a user input device and a display device. The method includes displaying a spread matrix on a trading screen of the display device, the spread matrix displaying at... Agent: Daniel Brajkovic Rts Realtime Systems
20090248565 - Systems and methods for creating and pricing search advertising derivatives: Systems and methods for producing, valuing, and trading derivatives of advertisement inventory are described. The derivative instruments allow buyers and sellers of advertisement inventory to transact a right or obligation to purchase and receive advertisement inventory at a specified price as well as reselling and trading this right or obligation... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090248567 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248568 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248569 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248570 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248571 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248572 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248573 - Consumer behaviors at lender level: The present invention generally relates to financial data processing, and in particular it relates to lender credit scoring, lender profiling, lender behavior analysis and modeling. More specifically, it relates to rating lenders based on data derived from their respective consumers. Also, the present invention relates to rating consumer lenders based... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (amex)
20090248574 - Peer-to-peer currency exchange and associated systems and methods: Peer-to-peer currency exchanges and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of facilitating a currency exchange transaction between multiple users of a peer-to-peer currency exchange system can include receiving user instructions at the currency exchange system for a currency exchange transaction. The method can... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090248577 - Automatic payment and/or registration of traffic related fees: The present invention relates to a method for automatic payment of traffic related fees, such as parking fees and road taxes, for a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of determining the position of the vehicle to be parked, said determining of the position of the vehicle applying information from... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090248575 - Automatic subscription to pay content: A system to autonomously authorize billing for a subscription plan for a user using data including available subscription services, a user profile, and a user supplied criteria for subscription service selection such as a spending limit related to the available subscription services. In one embodiment, the present invention may rate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090248576 - Variable rates for third party bill payment over net (tpbp) and other services: An online system which integrates the business components of Shipping, Freight Forwarding and making available Banking credit by means of an effective bidding system on Service Charges and Interest Rates for each bill payment. The System is an advancement over the existing Banking credit line systems and enhances the business... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090248578 - Methods and apparatus for medical device investment recovery: A method of providing a consumer or user with an investment recovery from a pay-per-use device. The investment recovery system involves a computer implemented method of determining the residual number of uses on a product, and crediting a user with the residual number. Also described are apparatus and systems for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Liposonix, Inc. (70353)
20090248581 - Display payment card with fraud and location detection: A payment card comprises a display to support card-not-present transactions where no card reader is available to automate the transaction, and an account number retrieval method for dynamic, one-time use virtual account numbers whose use can assist authorities in rapid fraud and location detection. The account number generator is able... Agent: Richard Brewster Main, Esq.
20090248579 - Method and system for accepting and processing financial transactions over a mobile computing device: A system includes a processing component; a communication interface receiving transaction data when a mobile device is coupled to the system; at least one data capture input element receiving payment data from an item external to the system and the mobile device; and a display displaying at least the transaction... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090248580 - Secure online banking transaction apparatus and method: A secure online banking transaction apparatus to communicate with a server over a non-secure connection is provided and includes a selector configured to allow for a selection of a mode of the apparatus, a processing unit coupled to the selector and including a secure communication unit, which is configured to... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090248582 - Display payment card with fraud and location detection: The invention relates to a system, enabling subscribers of a wireless Telecom Operator to execute financial transactions with a mobile phone, or an electronic device which can be connected to the wireless communication network, wherein a subscriber has one or several Financial Transaction Accounts open and managed by the Telecom... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20090248583 - Device, system, and method for secure online transactions: A device, system, and method for providing an Internet webpage using a primary operating system for conducting an online transaction and for providing an interface associated with the Internet webpage using a secondary operating system. The data entered by a user into the interface may be inaccessible to the primary... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090248584 - System and method for facilitating payment to a party not having an account that can be used to hold a monetary value equivalent: A system for facilitating payment to a party not having an account that can be used to hold a monetary value equivalent, including: a payments facilitator; and at least one account established by the payments facilitator operable to hold a monetary value equivalent on trust for its customers. When a... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20090248586 - Managing consistent interfaces for business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090248585 - Online fixed-position advertisement reservation at fixed price and duration: A method for reservation of sponsored search listing positions, including extending an offer to advertisers to purchase a fixed sponsored search listing position on a search results web page affiliated with a keyword, wherein a location of the fixed position is guaranteed to the advertisers for a fixed fee over... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090248587 - Selectively negotiated ridershare system comprising riders, drivers, and vehicles: A ridesharing system and method involving selected negotiated participation of riders and ride providers. The ridesharing system in a specific implementation involves a computer-implemented capability for computational matching of potential participants in a ridesharing arrangement, wherein such system is adapted for prioritized ranking of target ridesharing attributes by such potential... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law
20090248590 - Method and device for franking mail: A method for franking mail, whereby a franking mark is generated in a franking unit, transmitted to an operating unit, connected to the franking unit, and printed out in a printing unit. A user interface is provided at the operating unit by the franking unit, and the printing out of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090248591 - Global investment grade for natural and synthetic gems used in financial investments and commercial trading and method of creating standardized baskets of gems to be used in financial and commercial products: A process to create a fungible global standard for diamonds and gemstones. The process involves grouping diamonds in an investment standard according to their gemological, proportional, optical and light behavior characteristics. Diamonds that conform to the investment grade standard are interchangeable within a specific size range according to an equivalent... Agent: Vedder Price P.c.
20090248592 - Method of selling procedure specific allografts and associated instrumentation: A method for selling a product and all phases of service and support to a customer for optimal use of the product includes customizing a product for a surgical allograft procedure to be performed and providing the customized product and services as an integrated turnkey package to a medical provider.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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