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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090326967 - Automated friend finder: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for automatically connecting individuals. A private profile of an individual may be automatically generated. The private profile of the individual may be automatically compared with private profiles of a set of individuals such that one or more of the set of individuals are identified as... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20090326970 - Awarding users for discoveries of content based on future popularity in a social network: A reputation system used in a social networking service provides for recognition for its members in the form of badges that can be displayed on the members' profile pages as a way of indicating a particular status. In various illustrative examples, a “tastemaker” badge may be awarded to a member... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326966 - Browsing and quality of service features: Embodiments are configured to provide browsing and other functionality that can be used to provide viewable data based in part on a current viewable space of a browser interface, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, components of a system can operate to communicate viewable data to... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090326965 - Bulk media: The described implementations relate to bulk media. One technique allows a user to select songs to be installed on a media player device and installs the selected songs on the media player device. The technique also charges the user for the selected songs based on an amount of storage that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326964 - Extensible agent-based license structure: An extensible licensing system is described that allows modification of the way a product is licensed by third parties after the product has been released. The third party provides a licensing agent that includes a user interface that supplants the user interface for licensing provided by the application. The system... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326972 - Global identity protector e-commerce payment code certified processing system: An identity theft protection system and method which employs several security features to prevent identity theft on all levels. The system employs a member's address and telephone number as a Global Identity Protector, security code and lock for social security numbers, to prevent the issuing of identity theft debit or... Agent: Keith Anthony Washington
20090326973 - Interactive user interface for displaying correlation: Methods and systems for providing a user interface to a user may comprise finding a degree of similarity between each of a plurality of potential similar companies and a focal company. From the plurality of potential similar companies, at least one similar company may be selected having a degree of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090326969 - Method and apparatus for managing the disposition of data in systems when data is on legal hold: This disclosure relates to systems, methods and apparatuses for managing the disposition of data for an event consumer while taking into account whether data has been held from disposition.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090326971 - Method for managing package delivery: A method for managing package delivery may include receiving a plurality of packages. Each package may include a bar code or RFID tag associating the package with personal profile information. A delivery route plan may be generated based on the personal profile information. The estimated delivery time may be transmitted... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20090326968 - Remotely retrieving merged documents relating to cargo for various checkpoints: A shipper ships cargo from an origin to a destination and has documentation in an electronic form for a requester regarding the cargo. The requester is logged into the retrieval system and an interface of the retrieval system is provided to the logged-in requestor to allow same to search for... Agent: Law Offices Of Rita C. Chipperson, P.C.
20090326974 - Best possible payment expected for healthcare services: A system is disclosed that is useful by hospitals and other healthcare providers for automatically determining the best possible or maximum amount of payments a healthcare provider can lawfully expect to receive for healthcare resources which takes into account various discounts agreed upon by the healthcare provider with various private... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090326978 - Emergency preparations for an epidemic: Stockpiles and methods of stockpiling a combination antiviral therapy for responding to an epidemic viral outbreak are described. Methods and systems of inventory control for co-deployment of drugs used in combination during a pandemic are described.... Agent: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20090326976 - Estimating healthcare outcomes for individuals: A method and apparatus for predicting a health benefit for an individual is provided. Outcomes from a first simulation on a set of simulated individuals reflecting a population are stored and used to determine a first risk function and corresponding cost values. Outcomes from a second simulation on a set... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090326979 - Interactive patient forums: In a medical communication method, two or more persons are identified as having a selected medical condition or characteristic. At the residence of each identified person, a video conference-enabling unit (56) is operatively connected with a consumer electronics device (50, 52) disposed in the identified person's residence. A video conference... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090326975 - Systems and methods for controlling a replenishment program through a contract pharmacy: The existing infrastructure of a pharmacy may be extended to allow the pharmacy to service patients of one or more qualified entities that are entitled to discounted drugs through one or more qualified programs (e.g., 340B, GPO, PAP, or the like). One or more data structures of the systems already... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20090326977 - Systems and methods for providing drug samples to patients: Systems and methods for processing drug sample prescription transactions that determine whether a drug to be prescribed is eligible for sampling and/or whether the patient is eligible for sampling that drug. A prescription transaction for that drug is created and transmitted to a switch provider and is then routed to... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090326984 - Apparatus and method for improved oral health care: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for improving oral health in which a secure database is provided containing medical information specific to and updateable by a patient. The data input by the patient is authenticated at time of input and the patient is provided with real-time access to the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20090326986 - Automated image acquisition notification: A system and physical computer-readable media for automatic image acquisition notification and routing. A visual and/or audible indication is provided to a user of an application to indicate to the user that image acquisition has occurred. At least one digital image is acquired at a local location using an imaging... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20090326985 - Automatically pre-populated templated clinical daily progress notes: A system and method for providing a pre-populated daily progress note to a health care provider in response to a request for such a note or on a pre-determined schedule. The system includes a server, and databases in communication with the server. The server is connected to a communication network.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090326983 - Data collection and data management system and method for use in health delivery settings: A data collection and data management system and method enables an entity user, such as a corporation, that owns and operates more than one type of health delivery setting to coordinate and control patient initial placement and or transfer between multiple health delivery settings to optimize care, improve utilization of... Agent: Joseph S. Heino, Esq. Davis & Kuelthau, S.c.
20090326982 - Establishing a patient - provider consent relationship for data sharing: A shared secret may be shared between a patient and the patient's healthcare provider. The healthcare provider may submit the shared secret to the database system via a provider interface to generate a validation code. The validation code may be later submitted to the database system by the patient via... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326980 - Flagging to control access to health information: A method for protecting access to health information. The method includes presenting a graphical user interface for accessing health information. The health information may include a health record which includes at least one item. A request to access the health record is received and the health record is retrieved from... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326981 - Universal health data collector and advisor for people: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates collecting a portion of health data from a collection of users. An interface component can receive health data communicated from a collection of users, wherein each user within the collection is associated with a respective portion of health... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326987 - Comprehensive insurance product with loss coverage and assistance services: Aspects of the disclosure describe systems and methods for providing a combined insurance and assistance product to an insured. Insurance coverage can be provided to the insured for at least one insured loss event in conjunction with assistance services coverage based upon the at least one insured loss event. A... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090326989 - Interactive information management system and method: A method is provided for interactively managing insurance claim information using a web site with an insured side and an insurer side. An insured provides information pertaining to lost or damaged items associated with a property loss claim. Upon submitting a claim to the claim management system, the insurer has... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC
20090326988 - 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.
20090326991 - Gps and wireless integrated fleet management system and method: A fleet management system has a chauffeur or driver module and a communication and positioning module associated with each fleet vehicle, and a backend monitoring and control system located at a fleet data center in communication with each vehicle. The system monitors each trip automatically and generates time stamps at... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090326992 - Method and system for network-enabled venue booking: Method and system for network-enabled means to book a venue. Via a network, a bidding sub-system is deployed for providing information related to a venue to a subscriber and receiving a bid from the subscriber to book the venue for a future event. Information related to a received bid is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090326990 - Method for managing customer-based availability for a transportation carrier: A customer-based availability method for a service provider such as a transportation carrier is disclosed. This method provides programmable logic to allow predetermined request types and service types to be defined. Associations are then formed between request types and service types. When a request is received from a potential customer... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20090326993 - Time delimited multiple admission method and system: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a provision of access to services. A time delimited, multiple use ticket/admissions card is provided that controls admission to services offered by participating service providers. The ticket/admissions card is issued to a ticket holder, and the card is valid for a certain amount... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090326995 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a trade business card: This disclosure details apparatuses, methods and systems for a Trade Business Card. The Trade Business Card and Trade Business Card Platform allows users to enter some key business profile data about their company (e.g., address, category of business, customs, DHL, D&B information, telephone number, etc.). This information may then provide... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20090327002 - Automated workflow for content localization management: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for automating content localization workflow including translation processes. The method includes generating initial metadata relating to the status of a content localization workflow. The current status of the metadata is determined and displayed on a user interface dashboard. The user... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090327001 - Defining and implementing configuration standards for facilitating compliance testing in an information technology environment: A method for facilitating compliance testing in an information technology (IT) environment is provided. The method includes defining each IT component of an enterprise as a set of attribute value pairs represented as a configuration item (CI) and defining relationships among the CIs. Configuration Standards for the CIs are defined... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090327003 - Electronic business method for monitoring the activity of an establishment: An electronic business method for monitoring the activity of an establishment, including the non-limiting step of: providing an electronic information database preferably associated with a server, wherein the electronic information database includes at least one establishment record; storing activity information about an establishment within an establishment record; receiving a search... Agent: King & Partners, PLC
20090327007 - Information processing system, validation method, information processing device, and program: An information processing system includes: a terminal device including a purchase information generating unit generating purchase information for relating a user who purchased a product to the purchased product, the purchase information identified by a predetermined identifier, a verification means generating unit generating verification means verifying correctness of the identifier,... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090326999 - Innovation development tracking and management: Systems (and corresponding methodologies) for monitoring and tracking the evolution of innovations within organizations, such as corporations, are provided. The innovation employs an image rendering to graphically convey development status. Overall, the innovation discloses a formalized mechanism by which innovations can be progressed from conception to product (or process) development... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090326996 - Lot handling during manufacturing: A system for determining a list of potential lots for consolidation is presented. The system includes a module having a database and an input for receiving an event occurrence. The database may include a set of consolidation rules. The module, upon receiving the event occurrence, retrieves the consolidation rules and... Agent: HorizonIPPte Ltd
20090326997 - Managing a company's compliance with multiple standards and performing cost/benefit analysis of the same: A set of internal processes of a business entity can be identified. At least one compliance standard can be selected. Each compliance standard can include a set of required processes for compliance. The internal processes can be programmatically compared against the set of required processes for the compliance standard. Differences... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20090327000 - Managing change requests in an enterprise: Systems, methods, and apparatus, including software tangibly stored on a computer readable medium, involve managing change requests in an enterprise. Multiple factors for assessing risk associated with implementing changes within an enterprise are defined, and multiple risk assessment characteristics are associated with each factor. An identification of one of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090327004 - Personnel cost planning: Computer-implemented prospective planning of personnel costs for an enterprise includes conducting planning preparation to plan the personnel costs, electronically collecting data relating to personnel costs, electronically performing a cost planning run, electronically conducting a detailed analysis of the results to revise and modify the collected data to produce updated results,... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090327006 - System, method and computer program product for authentication, fraud prevention, compliance monitoring, and job reporting programs and solutions for service providers: A system and method of using a computer to prevent fraud and abuse and to promote reporting transparency, according to various exemplary embodiments, can include receiving data of an entity and individuals; accessing data about the entity and individuals in one or more remote computers to prevent fraud and abuse... Agent: Doster Greene, LLC
20090327005 - Systems and methods for preparation of an intellectual property filing in accordance with jurisdiction- and/or agent-specific requirements: A facility has been developed whereby an applicant (or his representative) may file corresponding applications in multiple jurisdictions using multiple associates while automating the preparation of filings in accordance with jurisdiction- and/or associate-specific requirements and/or procedures. An intellectual property filing portal or hub is employed, which in some realizations is... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090326994 - Test method for detecting deviations of geoobjects: Test method for optimizing the collection of tolls from vehicles on toll roads of a road network, which is carried out by a vehicle-mounted position-determining unit and a vehicle-external management unit which has a data connection to the latter, the toll roads of the road network having detection zones superimposed... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090326998 - Transaction risk management: The innovation assists risk management staff within a financial institution to effectively and efficiently, establish, monitor and act upon transaction risks that may occur related to treasury services. The process can include establishing a unique customer information, their account relationships with the bank, assigning transactional exposure limits, monitoring those limits,... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090327008 - Transaction velocity counting for fraud detection: Methods and systems for detecting fraud based on velocity counts are disclosed.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090327012 - Cooling resource capacity allocation using lagrange multipliers: In a method of determining cooling resource capacity allocations for resource units in a shared environment for optimized operations, cost parameters associated with operating the resource units in at least one of delivering and receiving cooling resources are identified, one or more constraints associated with operating the resource units are... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090327009 - Managing consistent interfaces for supply chain management 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.
20090327013 - Method and apparatus for facilitation introductions in an employment system: An employment system provides personal introductions between system users in one embodiment. In one embodiment, the employment system provides qualified employment seekers with enhanced assistance applying for jobs, wherein the enhanced assistance includes sending a personal introduction about the employment seeker to an employee seeker (i.e., on behalf of an... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090327015 - Planning for value: A target setting, forecasting, and budgeting method and tools are provided in which targets are selected at a high level of management through a process of strategic planning to select targets based on a combination of value expected to be added and manageability of the candidate targets, including computer simulations... Agent: Accenture/finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
20090327014 - System and method for managing maintenance of building facilities: The present invention relates to a system for managing operational facilities that is of the type which utilizes predefined events to carry out managing operations for the facilities. The system includes one or more servers adapted to receive events from a client and forward the events to a clearinghouse via... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090327010 - Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network: A system for facilitating financial transactions over a network includes a first user device, a second user device and a payment processing device. The first user device is adapted to allow a first user to send an invitation to a second user, via a network, to accept a promise to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090327011 - Vehicle dispatching method and system: A system and method for dispatching a plurality of vehicles operating in a work area among a plurality of destination locations and a plurality of source locations includes implementing linear programming that takes in an optimization function and constraints to generate an optimum schedule for optimum production, utilizing a reinforcement... Agent: Fennemore Craig, P.C.
20090327016 - Work optimization based upon lifecycle tracking data: Tracking and management data for a survey distribution and response lifecycle is disclosed. The system generates and links tracking data for both the distribution and the response, generates indicators that include the tracking data, and encodes the indicators so that the indicators are detectable as the indicators traverse various events... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090327018 - Automated system for aiding in foreclosure sales: An automated foreclosure sale system  employs a parsing engine , which has pre-stored requirements relating to foreclosure sales of at least one jurisdiction. The system also employs an input collection device for collecting information required from Plaintiffs [131, 132], Sherriff's Office personnel  Government Office personnel  and Defendants... Agent: Charles L. Riddle, Esq.
20090327020 - Intelligent task deactivation in project scheduling application: A project management application is provided in which an active or not active task state for each task may be displayed in a user interface. The active or not active task state would indicate whether the task is inactive or active. If the state of a task is active, the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090327019 - Meeting scheduling system: A method, programmed medium and system are provided in which a user has an option to prioritize meetings and individuals who have access to the user's calendar. The disclosed exemplary embodiments provide for prioritizing meetings and allowing a certain set of favorite people see the availability based on priority. Users... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)
20090327024 - Methods and apparatus for quality assessment of a field service operation: Methods, apparatus and systems for computer-aided determination of quality assessment for locate and marking operations. In one example, a quality assessment decision is solely under the discretion of a human reviewer, albeit facilitated in some respects by computer-aided display of information, and electronic record keeping and communication functions associated with... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090327022 - Solicitation management-computerized method to automate solicitations processing and tracking.: A method and apparatus for automating the solicitation process for solicitors and organizations. The web based system would facilitate the tracking and management of solicitation information including donation requests, statuses and donor information to help automate the process. Organizations can provide their solicitors and committee members tools to allow them... Agent: David Hassan
20090327021 - System and method for managing legal obligations for data: Systems and methods for managing legal obligations for data are provided. In exemplary embodiments, an information portal is established which provides a visual interface of legal obligations and workflow required to be administered by IT personnel. At least one legal obligation may be determined. Based on the legal obligation, workflow... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090327023 - System for management and control of an enterprise: A system for management of an enterprise, including a quality system module provided for storing quality parameters derived from at least one quality system certification standard, and an interface operable by a user for retrieving data based on at least one of the quality parameters in response to a request... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090327017 - Teacher assignment based on teacher preference attributes: A system for scheduling a teacher for teaching one or more students during one or more learning sessions comprises an online learning system having one or more nodes that creates one or more online learning sessions. A scheduling node schedules one or more teachers for teaching one or more online... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090327036 - Decision support systems using multi-scale customer and transaction clustering and visualization: Systems, methods and consumer-readable media for using multi-scale customer and transaction clustering and visualization according to the invention have been provided. Systems and methods according to the invention may use program code to obtain customer transaction data and categorize obtained customer transaction data. The systems and methods may also analyze... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090327041 - Facilitating compensation arrangements between data providers and data consumers: Systems and methods for data brokering, and more specifically, data brokering regarding a data provider's search-related activities are described. In particular implementations, various aspects of facilitating a compensation arrangement between a data provider and a data consumer regarding one or more data-provider-related search activities, are described.... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090327042 - Facilitating compensation arrangements having privacy preservation aspects: Systems and methods for data brokering, and more specifically, data brokering regarding a data provider's search-related activities are described. In particular implementations, various aspects of maintaining an anonymity of at least one of the data provider or the data consumer with respect to another of the data provider or the... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090327048 - Forecasting discovery costs based on complex and incomplete facts: The discovery cost forecasting system uses incomplete information to generate forecasts of discovery expenses. Models are generated with different levels of granularity depending upon the available facts and user preferences. An expert provides real-time information to improve the accuracy of the predictions. A scenario analysis is generated that evaluates how... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090327049 - Forecasting discovery costs based on complex and incomplete facts: The discovery cost forecasting system uses incomplete information to generate forecasts of discovery expenses. Models are generated with different levels of granularity depending upon the available facts and user preferences. An expert provides real-time information to improve the accuracy of the predictions. A scenario analysis is generated that evaluates how... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090327025 - Fuel offering and purchase management system: The present disclosure is directed towards apparatuses, systems and methods to facilitate the pricing, sales and delivery of a commodity fuel to a Customer. In one embodiment, the disclosure teaches a Fuel Offer Generator that facilitates the purchase and management of fuel offerings. The Fuel Offer Generator allows Customers interested... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20090327045 - Generating retail sales report: A computer-implemented automated method of generating a report of sales growth estimate from point of sale transaction settlement database includes selecting a subset of the point of sale transaction data that represents sales transactions for accounts in the transaction settlement database that are active during two consecutive reporting periods from... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090327035 - Media content service for renting jukeboxes and playlists adapted for personal media players: An online media content service is adapted for use with a personal media player to provide targeted content to the player on a rental basis and is architected to enable users to access music using new models.. The targeted media content includes content that has special context or meaning to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327046 - Method and apparatus for interacting with a user over a network: One embodiment of the invention provides a method for interacting with a user over a network. The method includes receiving a request from a user machine for a content page at a publisher web-site. The user machine is provided with an interstitial page including one or more fields for collecting... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090327044 - Method and apparatus for providing data statistics: Providing data statistics includes receiving property information of selected products input by users, searching and locating a Standard Property Union (SPU) corresponding to the property information in a database, the SPU comprising a set of one or more products sharing a set of one or more properties, generating behavior data,... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090327043 - Method and system of ranking a document: A method and system of ranking a document includes submitting an importance rank for the document by a first plurality of users for assigning a document importance rank to the document. A second plurality of users votes on the document for determining a popularity rank of the document where the... Agent: Bay Area Intellectual Property Group, LLC
20090327026 - Method for providing custom profile analysis in a demographic information system: A method of providing demographic visitor information to a participating web site including registering a user with an information gathering system, wherein the information gathering system solicits personal information from the user and wherein the information gathering system maintains a profile for the registered user; detecting a visit of the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090327034 - Methods and apparatus for electronic commerce: The present subject matter provides methods of electronic commerce comprising generating an online catalog of items, collecting consumer interest data for online catalog items using consumer initiated selections of the item from a dedicated web site, aggregating the consumer interest data in a database, determining a demand forecast for the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090327038 - Methods and apparatus for electronic commerce: The present subject matter provides methods of electronic commerce comprising generating an online catalog of items, collecting consumer interest data for online catalog items using consumer initiated selections of the item from a dedicated web site, aggregating the consumer interest data in a database, determining a demand forecast for the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090327033 - Methods and systems for forecasting inventory levels in a production environment: A method of maintaining an inventory of a consumable in a production environment may include identifying a demand distribution for a consumable in a production environment, identifying a lead time period for replenishing the consumable and selecting, from a plurality of candidate parameters, a control parameter that is a function... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090327027 - Methods and systems for transforming logistic variables into numerical values for use in demand chain forecasting: An improved method for forecasting and modeling product demand. The forecasting methodology employs a multivariable regression model to model the causal relationship between product demand and the attributes of past promotional activities. This improved forecasting methodology enhances the applicability of regression models when dealing with logistic variables. It provides a... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090327039 - Network based procurement and sourcing method: A method for enhancing the procurement processes and sourcing strategy options of an organization, including registering purchase item data, supply item data, demand market data, and supply market data, and generating one or more suggested procurement and sourcing strategies using a power and leverage positioning methodology. The method provides a... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.
20090327032 - Quality based pricing and ranking for online ads: A “Quality-Based Ad Pricer” prices ads as a function of how users respond to a particular page and/or domain to which they are sent by an online advertisement. User experience is improved by ensuring that advertisements that are more relevant to a user are priced less than an ads which... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327031 - Rent-to-own media: The described implementations relate to rent-to-own media. One technique provides digital rights restricted media to a consumer on a rent-to-own basis. The technique also removes the digital rights restrictions from the media upon completion of the rent-to-own basis.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327050 - System and method for ranking the quality of internet traffic directed from one web site to another: A system and method of determining a quality ranking of user traffic directed from at least one traffic producer Web site to a traffic consumer Web site. A reference for the traffic consumer is established on a Web site of the traffic producer. The reference includes a link from the... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.
20090327037 - System and methods for pricing markdown with model refresh and reoptimization: A system and method for tuning markdown plans is provided. Such a system and method may include configuring initial rule set. Initial Demand models are generated. A first optimization for inventory pricing may be received from the price optimization system. The first optimization uses the initial demand models and cost... Agent: Kang Lim
20090327030 - Systems and methods for creating an index to measure a performance of digital ads as defined by an advertiser: Systems and methods for utilizing a performance index measuring a performance of an object as defined by an advertiser are disclosed. Generally, an ad campaign optimizer receives one or more values associated with events that result from marketing activities associated with one or more objects. The ad campaign optimizer calculates... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090327040 - Systems and methods for identifying business opportunities: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying a business opportunity in a target market. In one embodiment, a business may implement a method to define a target market based on one or more business characteristics. The method may include receiving a first set of company data for companies associated with... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090327028 - Systems and methods for utilizing assist data to optimize digital ads: Systems and methods for utilizing assist data to optimize digital ads are disclosed. In one implementation, a forecast for a performance of a digital ad is generated. The forecasted assist data is converted into conversion data associated with the digital ad. A media plan for the digital ad is generated... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090327029 - Systems and methods for utilizing normalized impressions to optimize digital ads: Systems and methods for utilizing normalized impressions to optimize digital ads are disclosed. In one implementation, a forecast for a performance of a digital ad is generated. An optimal placement associated with a webpage is identified with respect to at least a first factor. A discount factor for a first... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090327052 - Interactive organizational instruction system: A system for instructing a group of participants to function individually within an organization having a functional purpose. The system teaches four lifetime leadership lessons which include (1) adopting a set of universal attributes of a trusted colleague, (2) finding common ground as a community of trusted colleagues, (3) having... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090327053 - Method, system, signal and program product for measuring educational efficiency and effectiveness: An application for a method for measuring educational efficiency and effectiveness of a teacher and a group of students includes measuring amounts of effort expended and expense incurred during teaching activities and accumulating the amounts of effort and/or expense into an accumulated effort and/or accumulated expense. The knowledge level is... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090327051 - Online employee assessment and management performance system and method: The present invention is a novel online enterprise management system. The system facilitates communication and teamwork within an organization using real-time techniques. The system allows employees to easily assess themselves and their organization, and provide ideas for improving business. The results are compiled into one or more databases and available... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090327054 - Personal reputation system based on social networking: Embodiments of the claimed subject matter provide a personal reputation system based on user behavior and activity within one or more social networks, and the migration of reputation-based data therein. One embodiment is implemented as a system for developing the personal reputations of users of the system belonging to a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327055 - Dynamically rearranging and deploying advertising selection logic: A method and system for deploying and customizing advertisement selection logic without requiring a shutdown and/or restart of system resources. A first arrangement of advertisement logic may include filters to be executed in a pipeline model. A second arrangement of advertisement selection logic may be determined based at least in... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090327056 - System and method for advertising on a network: A system for advertising to an end user in a computer network is provided. The system includes a server configured to transmit instructions to a client application to display an advertisement and a call-to-action for a reward in proximity to each other. The system is further configured to receive a... Agent: Brouillette & Partners
20090327060 - Cash-out methods and systems yielding enhanced time-deferred value: A method of exchanging assets within a wagering establishment computer-based marketplace layer including the acts of accessing a wagering establishment marketplace layer using a peripheral device, offering a first asset for exchange in the wagering establishment marketplace layer to all participants in the wagering establishment marketplace layer. The method also... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090327059 - Digital rights management support for metering in advertising scenarios: DRM support for metering in advertising scenarios is provided by an arrangement in which metering requests are included along with usage policies in licenses that grant rights to a presentation that comprises multiple pieces of metered media content that are sourced from different providers. A DRM runtime environment on a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327061 - System for marketing goods and services utilizing computerized central and remote facilities: A system and means for transacting business utilizing remote and central locations. Each of the locations has an array of electronic communications equipment for communicating information about goods and services comprising audio, video, and data between the central location and a customer at the remote location.... Agent: Stephen Wren
20090327062 - Methods and systems for optimal pricing: The systems and methods disclosed relate to the buying and selling of products. More particularly, the systems and methods relate to providing all buyers with the cost savings benefit of economies of scale. Economy of scale benefits involve unit (product) cost reductions which result from increasing total unit output, or... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20090327057 - Revenue sharing system that incentivizes content providers and registered users and includes payment processing: The computer-based method and system shares revenue with a content provider and registered users. A web page has supplied electronic content and ads with displays and hyperlinks to a corresponding advertiser designated web site. Associated sales referral fees are tracked based upon user click throughs. The content provider is incentivized... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20090327064 - Method for selling bundle discount products in the electronic commerce and computer-readable record medium which is recording a program of executing the method: A method for selling bundle discount products in the electronic commerce and computer-readable record medium which is recording a program of executing the method are provided. For a plurality of bundle discount products registered by a seller or a shopping mall operator, a certain discount rate or discount price is... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090327063 - Online services offer management: Online services offer modeling is provided. A system for managing online offers for products and services includes a components module, an offer module, a subscription module, a billing module and a change management module. The component module defines the properties of components that may be included in an offer. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090327066 - Facilitating compensation arrangements providing for data tracking components: Systems and methods for data brokering, and more specifically, data brokering regarding a data provider's search-related activities, are described. In particular implementations, various aspects of facilitating a compensation arrangement between a data provider and a data consumer regarding one or more data-provider-related search activities, including aspects of arranging for compensation... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090327065 - Systems and methods for appending content to mobile messages: The present invention relates to a system and method for including sponsorship or advertising content in mobile messages by appending a sponsored advertisement to a text or multimedia message sent from one mobile device to another. In one aspect, the content of the advertisement to be appended is selected based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090327067 - Systems and methods for distributing incentives to consumers to encourage subsequent action: Embodiments may relate to systems and methods for distributing incentives to encourage subsequent action. In one embodiment, a method to facilitate encouraging consumer behavior can be provided. The method may include electronically identifying a consumer to be a recipient of an incentive device by a marketing system, wherein the incentive... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090327069 - Multimedia marketing and distribution system: A central server having a computer readable storage media for storing multimedia material, such as motion pictures and television programming, in digital format is connected to a communications network such as the Internet. Exhibitors, such as theaters and television stations, can access the central server, preview available programming, verify the... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20090327068 - Neuro-physiology and neuro-behavioral based stimulus targeting system: A system performs stimulus targeting using neuro-physiological and neuro-behavioral data. Subjects are exposed to stimulus material such as marketing and entertainment materials and data is collected using mechanisms such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and facial emotion encoding. Neuro-physiological and neuro-behavioral data... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090327070 - System and method for monitoring efficacy of online advertising: Systems and methods are provided for determining the efficacy of online advertising campaigns. In one approach, the method involves, in response to a user of a network device accessing a web page on which an advertisement is displayed, caching an impression in a first database, and receiving device data regarding... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090327071 - Information mapping approaches: Methods, systems and applications for updating, enhancing, organizing, and utilizing geographic maps, for locating points of interest and places of businesses, or POI's. Embodiments provide a method for collecting geo-coordinate data on POIs by eliciting participation of the business owners or designated employees to identify the specific locations of POI's... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090327073 - Intelligent advertising display: Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for intelligent advertisement display are provided. The intelligent advertisement display comprises a photography device configured to capture one or more images of one or more persons, and electronic display configured to display information to one or more users, a content module configured to store advertising... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327074 - Method and apparatus for advertising spectrum in a communication system: The application discloses a method and apparatus for advertising a spectrum in a wireless communication system. The method includes obtaining an address of a broker device authorized to negotiate access to the spectrum, and sending an inquiry message to the broker device for negotiating access to at least a portion... Agent: Motorola, Inc
20090327072 - Presentation of sequential advertisements: Advertisements are provided to a user. An initial advertisement is provided to a user, where the initial advertisement is a first advertisement of a series of related advertisements from a same advertiser. Subsequent advertisements of the series are provided to the user based on a demonstrated intent from the user... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090327076 - Ad targeting based on user behavior: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for providing customized advertising content are provided. When a user is browsing a webpage, client script code embedded in the webpage monitors the user's mouse and keyboard activity, for example, the time it takes the user to click on... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327077 - Advertising service method providing separate advertisement of moving picture during the game play and system thereof: Provided are an advertising service providing method and advertising service providing system for providing a separate video advertisement once a video game is paused. The advertising service providing method includes pausing a game in a terminal if a predetermined first condition is satisfied while the video game is being played... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090327075 - Optimizing advertisement campaign servicing: Methods, system and computer readable media for distributing advertisements include minimizing storage costs for frequency capping, dividing a set of campaigns into slices and predetermining campaign-target matches. Frequency storage costs may be minimized by storing frequency data for those users or groups of users that have a high probability of... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090327078 - Method and system for displaying information based on user actions: A system and method is provided whereby a user's interest is inferred from a user's interaction with a map. An ad is then displayed based on the inferred interest.... Agent: Google Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20090327079 - System and method for a delivery network architecture: A system and method of managing delivery of data files receives a user request for a data file and determines a user profile and permission level based upon the received user request. The system and method establishes a delivery file path for the requested data file based upon the user... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090327080 - Counter-type merchandise registration apparatus: One of the sales-promotion information items stored is selected and displayed on the dedicated second customer-use display unit provided on the upper surface of the counter.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090327082 - Method and system for providing a voice e-mail messaging service: A method of transmitting a multimedia file over a network includes receiving, from a user, a user contact and a recipient address which can be received though at least one of a SMS message, an e-mail message, an Internet form or an HTTP protocol message. The user inputs the information... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090327081 - System to correlate online advertisement: This patent discloses a method to display an online advertisement to a user. The online advertisement may include an object ad profile, at least one user ad profile, and a users personal profile. The method may determine whether to display the online advertisement to the user by comparing at least... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090327083 - Automating on-line advertisement placement optimization: A method and system for generating a price landscape for an advertiser for bids placed by the advertiser for advertisement space is provided. A price landscape system generates a price landscape based on information provided by an advertisement placement service that may include overall price estimation data and advertiser-specific performance... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090327084 - Graphical certifications of online advertisements intended to impact click-through rates: Embodiments are directed towards improving a user's experience and confidence in advertisements shown within web pages or other online media, in part, by providing additional information for a given advertisement to be displayed along with the given advertisement to encourage, or discourage, a user to click on or interact with... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090327085 - Information processing system, validation method, information processing device, and program: An information processing system includes: a terminal device including a purchase information generating unit generating purchase information for relating a user who purchased a product to the purchased product, the purchase information identified by a predetermined identifier, a verification means generating unit generating verification means verifying correctness of the identifier,... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090327089 - Mobile communication terminal and method for electronic money settlement: There is provided a settlement system comprising a mobile communication terminal, a settlement input device configured to output data of a charge, and a settlement device able to transfer money from a first account to a second account. The settlement input device comprises a first transmission unit configured to transmit... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090327086 - Non-optical mobile electronic transaction system, device and method therefor: Disclosed herein is a non-optical system, device and method for conducting electronic transactions utilizing a wireless communications device adapted to receive a transaction program and data. The device comprises memory storage for storing a transaction program, a microprocessor and a transponder chip. The microprocessor executes instructions contained within the transaction... Agent: The Weintraub Group
20090327088 - System and method for performing international transactions: A transaction routing system that includes a communication gateway is provided. The communication gateway receives transaction data from at least one transaction terminal and determines whether to route the transaction data to an international host server or to a local host server. The decision is based on a capability of... Agent: Utstarcom, Inc.
20090327087 - Systems, methods, and devices for selling transaction instruments via web-based tool: The present invention generally relates to a system and method for distributing a transaction instrument. The system includes the steps of: offering for sale, in a retail environment, the transaction instrument; selling a selected transaction instrument; communicating with the issuer of the transaction instrument via an internet accessible web site,... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090327090 - Application hierarchy and state manipulation: A computer-implemented software protection system can facilitate enforcement of software licensing on a client computer. The software protection system includes a software license component that can store and enforce software licensing rule(s). The software license component can further manipulate state data of an instance of the application hierarchy stored in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327098 - Enhancements for domain name leasing marketplace: The present invention creates an electronic marketplace where owners of Internet domain names can have multiple parties compete for the right to lease their domain names. A marketplace provider supplies a technology for redirecting Internet traffic from leased domain names to domain names specified by parties that win the right... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090327091 - License management for software products: Technologies are described herein for software product license management. Following a click to run paradigm, manual user entry of product keys and manual user involvement in product activation may be avoided. A software product key can be associated with a user ID. The product key and associated user ID can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327096 - Method and system for conducting an auction: A method, system, server processing system and/or computer program product of conducting an auction having an online bidder and a site bidder, wherein a server processing system is in communication with a client processing system of the online bidder. The method includes: allowing the online bidder and/or site bidder to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090327097 - Method and system for conducting an auction over a network: A method and system for conducting an online auction of an item, e.g., real property such as a house, commercial real estate, a vacant lot, etc., are provided. The system and method provides for listing a property of interest for sale via an auction web site. Bidders will buy individual... Agent: Michael J. Porco
20090327092 - Methods and apparatus for electronic commerce using aggregated consumer interest: The present subject matter includes a method for processing product selections by a plurality of consumers operating one or more web browsers, comprising collecting electronic information, including product identifying information, about the product selections by each consumer of the plurality of consumers, the product selections selected by the plurality of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090327094 - Platform independent ecosystem for creation, consumption and trade of user-generated digital content: A platform (e.g. game console) and application (e.g. game title) independent ecosystem for the creation, consumption and trade of user generated digital content permits any application operating on any platform to participate in a market driven economy for user generated digital objects (UGDOs). The trading system is independent of (i.e.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090327093 - Satisfying rules through a configuration of list processing methods: A method and system for satisfying rules through a configuration of list processing methods. A document received from a calling application includes items being processed. A procedure for satisfying rules is identified by matching, via a database, a combination of values to the procedure. The combination of values includes attributes... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090327095 - System and method for conducting transactions without return policies: A transaction system includes an item database that stores one or more items as logical groupings of digital contents and their associated prices; and a user database operable to store information associated with one or more users. The transaction system also includes a transaction engine that receives purchase fund equal... Agent: Fan Zhang
20090327099 - Escrow payment to faciliate on-line transactions: A system and method enables sellers to define a secret shared with an on-line payment provider when listing an item or service for purchase. Consumers deposit funds into an on-line escrow or holding account before committing to a financial on-line transaction or purchase. Once an item is located, the consumer... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090327100 - Method of internet video access and management: A system and apparatus for enabling the end user to schedule the display of online videos and dynamically displaying online videos according to a user preference. The system provides an editorially-selected guide to online videos in which videos from existing online video providers are gathered under a single portal and... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20090327101 - System and method for creating and maintaining a web site: A system and method for a web-based services architecture providing integrated modular building blocks for creating and maintaining a web site and related transaction processing to support electronic commerce and the sales of products and services using the web site. The transaction processing may include the handling of transactions and... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090327103 - Methods and systems of maintaining an inventory level in a production environment: A method of maintaining an inventory level of a consumable in a production environment may include monitoring an inventory position associated with a consumable in a production environment, and, based on the monitoring, identifying a plurality of window sets. Each window set may include a plurality of windows, and each... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090327102 - System and method for providing real time asset visibility: A method and system for providing real time asset visibility for a plurality of assets and for providing a set of applications based on real time asset visibility, in particular, for the health care facility. The method includes the steps of collecting tag data from a plurality of active readers,... Agent: Evergreen Valley Law Group
20090327104 - System for tracking and providing visibility of origin of food elements: A method and apparatus which facilitates the application of GPS or other location-specific information directly to discrete units of food products. In one embodiment, a tractor pulls a harvesting apparatus which facilitates not only the harvesting and packaging of discrete food product units but also the application of location-specific time-stamped... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090327105 - 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.
20090327107 - Consumer spending threshold evaluation: A method comprising receiving, by a server computer, an authorization request for a transaction conducted with a payment token from a merchant via an open payment processing network. The payment token associated with an account having a no preset spending limit. The method also determines, by the server computer, an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090327106 - Managing consistent interfaces for financial instrument 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.
20090327108 - System and method for online bill payment: The present invention provides an accounting software application and related system and method for generating and presenting unfileable tax documents to clients for review and upon approval and payment converting the unfileable tax document into a final, fileable document for filing with a tax entity by either the service provider... Agent: Valenti, Hanley & Robinson, PLLC
20090327109 - System and method for charging trading commissions for brokerage accounts based on principal of trades: Systems and methods for determining a brokerage commission owed by a client of a brokerage firm based on the principal volume (“PV”) of the client's eligible transactions over a time period. The system may comprise: (i) a database storing information about the client's transactions; and (ii) one or more processors... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090327111 - Bill payment in association with television service providers systems and methods: Systems, methods, and devices for a television-based bill payment system are disclosed. The methods and systems include a television system that is configured to receive and transmit user-specific information and to display a user interface. The methods and systems also include a television provider network that is operated by a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090327113 - Method and system for detailed accounting of packet data: A method and apparatus for detailed accounting of packet data are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, on receiving a duplicated HTTP request from a packet duplication apparatus, a billing apparatus extracts an access address to generate a first hash value. Then, on receiving a converted HTTP... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090327110 - Method and system for managing electronic bills: A method and system for managing electronic bills in an electronic device are provided. The method includes defining keywords of a short message; receiving the short message on the electronic device; determining whether the short message relates to the electronic bill; and extracting transaction data of the short message and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090327112 - Method, device and control system for online charging on roaming: A method, device and control system for online charging on roaming are provided. The method includes: receiving a roaming online charging request from a visited gateway; determining a subsequent roaming charging policy according to the roaming online charging request combined with a charging control policy; and processing charging according to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090327115 - Financial event and relationship extraction: For automated text processing, the inventors devised, among other things, an exemplary system that automatically extracts financial events from various unstructured text based sources, such as press releases and news articles. Extracted events, such as mergers & acquisitions, earnings guidance reports, and actual earnings announcements, are represented as structured data... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090327114 - Systems and methods for secure pin-based transactions via a host based pin pad: A method and system for securely verifying over an open network a transaction using a payment card requiring authorization, such as a PIN, to be used. The system utilizes a secure host system to establish two lines of communication between a merchant and a consumer device used by an individual... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
20090327161 - Financial activity based on tropical weather events: A financial activity network includes a central managing system connected to a plurality of participant terminals. Rules governing operation of the financial activity are stored for future reference. A participant provides investment information using a map with user selectable portions, for identifying the predicted qualifying strike.... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20090327159 - Method and system for computer-implemented trading of secondary market debt securities: A computer-implemented method and system for trading of debt securities (bonds), where multiple dealers participate and compete on a single platform (100). Dealers and investors have respective interfaces (250, 230) for communicating. In one aspect, dealers announce new debt security issues (400), the investors communicate an indication of interest (IOI)... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20090327155 - Method and system for evaluating target date funds: The invention generally concerns systems, methods, and apparatus wherein a computer may receive information concerning a group of target date funds from a database. Information about the target date funds may comprise information about the glide path and the target retirement date of that fund. A diversification level of each... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20090327156 - Method for analyzing investments using overlapping periods: A process for the analysis and selection of financial investments based on a comparative analysis of performance and diversification. Large data sets can be manipulated in a manner that is simple to understand and convenient to use. Historical performance data for investments can be analyzed in respect of every possible... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090327157 - Method for analyzing investments using overlapping periods: A process for the analysis and selection of financial investments based on a comparative analysis of performance and diversification. Large data sets can be manipulated in a manner that is simple to understand and convenient to use. Historical performance data for investments can be analyzed in respect of every possible... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090327160 - Paired basis swap risk and credit mitigation system and collateral minimization system: A paired basis swap risk and credit mitigation system and collateral minimization system. In swaps used to hedge forward contracts a system authority interposes itself and forms paired basis swaps with each of the paired swap participants and itself together with a Swaption to allow it to maintain a level... Agent: Peter D. Aufrichtig Mccarthy Fingar LLP
20090327152 - Portfolio management tool: p
20090327153 - Symbolic language for trade matching: A symbolic modeling language for trade matching provides techniques to describe the specialized operations of a match engine in a form that can be understood by business analysts and readily translated into program code and test cases by developers and testers. Associated techniques for calculating implied markets and testing can... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20090327158 - Synthetic funds having structured notes: The present invention relates to synthetic funds for purchase by investors. A structured note is structured to provide customized equity returns/exposure. Terms of each structured note may be specified by the purchaser and the structured notes may be unsecured liabilities of the obligor, e.g., there are no underlying assets upon... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20090327154 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring collateralization of public-deposit accounts: The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring collateral positions of public-deposit accounts so as to efficiently pledge collateral to under-collateralized positions and release collateral from over-collateralized positions. For example, when a customer deposits additional funds, which results in an uninsured balance that exceeds the allocated... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20090327117 - Apparatus and method for trade aggregation of trade allocations and settlements: A post-trade aggregation system includes an allocation middleware interface, which interacts with an order management system to allocate and settle trades. The order management system receives a trade order on behalf of a customer and either apportions the trade into a plurality of smaller orders and communicates them to a... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa
20090327116 - Asynchronous hypertext messaging: An asynchronous hypertext messaging system and method are disclosed. The system and method use existing hypertext transfer protocols and is capable of transmitting real-time asynchronous data between server and client regardless of firewalls or proxy servers implemented at the client or the server. In a communication system comprising a client... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090327119 - Managing outlying trading orders: A determination is made as to whether a trading order that has been placed on a trading exchange is an outlying trading order. If it is determined that the trading order is an outlying trading order, a restrictive action is taken regarding the outlying trading order, and/or a restrictive action... Agent: Innovation Division
20090327118 - Methods and apparatus for electronic commerce using aggregated consumer interest: This present subject matter includes a method for processing product selections by a plurality of consumers operating one or more web browsers, comprising collecting electronic information, including product identifying information, about the product selections by each consumer of the plurality of consumers, the product selections selected by the plurality of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090327120 - Tagged credit profile system for credit applicants: Embodiments of user profile tagging process for an online credit application system are described. The process stores keywords represented as tags relating to various characteristics of the user. These characteristics can include objective information regarding the user, and subjective information, such as user preferences, background, affiliations, behavior patterns, and so... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090327124 - Altering card-issuer interchange categories: This document describes tools capable of determining ways in which to alter interchange categories assigned to credit-card transactions. In some embodiments, the tools receive parameters for interchange categories and transaction information for merchants that have been charged interchange fees based on some of these categories. The tools may determine, based... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, P.s.
20090327122 - Method and system for facilitating charitable donations: Disclosed is a system and method for facilitating charitable donations. A first possible outcome of a game is associated with a first charity, online wagers against the first possible outcome are accepted and in response to the first possible outcome actually occurring, all, or a portion, of the wagered sums... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions
20090327123 - Method for minimizing overdraft charge-off: s
20090327121 - Monetary gift registry methods and systems: A method of operating a monetary gift registry includes registering one or more recipients with the monetary gift registry and creating an account for each registered recipient. Each account has a unique account identifier. Transfers of monetary value are received from one or more senders, each transfer of value accompanied... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090327125 - Enhanced media subscription: The described implementations relate to enhanced media subscription services. One technique provides digital rights restricted media to a consumer for a period. At the end of the period, based at least in part on consumer use, the technique removes the digital rights restrictions from some of the media and deletes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327127 - Method and apparatus for mapping sources and uses of consumer funds: A bill-paying system includes a customer deposit account which receives periodic payroll deposits of an individual or a couple. A bill-paying service enrolls the individual or couple for a fee, and is authorized to transfer money from the deposit account to the accounts of various creditors. An originating depository financial... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090327126 - Method and system to process payment: Provided is a method and system for payment processing, including emailing a billing statement including an online payment hyperlink to a payer by a biller. The online payment hyperlink includes a payer personalized URL and a token uniquely identifying the payer. The online payment hyperlink is selected by the payer,... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20090327128 - System and method for managing allocation of funds between a plurality of entities: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for managing allocation of funds between a plurality of entities. In example embodiments, details of a remuneration to the plurality of entities are received. The remuneration relates to at least one transaction. Funds associated with the remuneration are allocated among... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090327130 - Secure and portable payment system: Payment systems are provided that utilize a portable device, and in particular, payment systems that utilize a first portable device that belongs to a seller and a second portable device that belongs to a buyer, but do not utilize a point of sale (POS) device.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090327129 - Social network enabled group gift card: A system and method that allows for a group of individuals to easily contribute to the same gift card is disclosed. The gift card can be a traditional physical card or an electronic card. In one embodiment, an account administrator establishes a group enabled gift card account for self-consumption or... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090327135 - Credit card paired with location identifiable device for point of service fraud detection: A method and apparatus for identifying attempted fraud using a consumer account in real time, the method comprising the steps of determining when a consumer account is used to attempt to obtain a resource from a resource provider, determining whether a consumer apparatus that is associated with the consumer account... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090327131 - Dynamic account authentication using a mobile device: Providing dynamic authentication of a user requesting access to a system via a mobile device is disclosed. An account holder tailors a set of customized security challenges and responses. When a request for account authentication is received from a mobile device, the system conducts a multi-step user authentication process that... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090327132 - Incremental factorization-based smoothing of sparse multi-dimensional risk tables: A system for classifying a transaction as fraudulent includes a training component and a scoring component. The training component acts on historical data and also includes a multi-dimensional risk table component comprising one or more multidimensional risk tables each of which approximates an initial risk value for a substantially empty... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090327133 - Secure mechanism and system for processing financial transactions: A system for secure processing payment transactions between merchants and customers, via financial institutions, the system comprising apparatus for generating global transaction identifiers each of which is recognized by the merchants as a transaction ID and by the financial institutions as a fundable entity, and methods useful in conjunction therewith.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090327134 - Systems and methods for geographic location notifications of payment transactions: A method and system for providing geographic location notifications of payment transactions is disclosed. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method including receiving an authorization request message associated with a transaction, the transaction associated with a portable consumer device and an access device at a merchant. A... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090327136 - Method for a unique certification process for the delivery of goods: A method for a secure delivery of physical goods, involving associating a good unique identifier (GUID) to a package comprising the physical goods requested by a client, obtaining proof of identity parameters from a client associated with the transaction involving the physical goods before the delivery of the physical goods,... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090327137 - Method and apparatus for establishing usage rights for digital content to be created in the future: A method for creating a digital work having content and usage rights related to the content, the digital work being adapted to be used within a system having repositories for controlling use of content, the method including issuing a license to a consumer, the license permitting the consumer to access... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090327138 - Securing online transactions: Disclosed herein is a method and system that addresses the need of securing an online transaction of a consumer. The user is provided with a client application on a mobile device. The user registers the mobile device on a transaction server. The user inputs transaction details for the online transaction... Agent: Ashok Tankha, Esq.
20090327139 - Loosely coupled hosted application system: Technologies are described herein for loosely coupling a hosted application system with other computing systems that provide related functionality. A hosted application system is provided in one embodiment that is loosely coupled to a marketing system, a sign-up system, a billing system, and a support system. The loose coupling of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327140 - System and method for secure online transaction: Methods and systems for secure electronic commerce (eCommerce) transactions having one or more trusted payment hosts where consumers/buyers can register credit card information and/or any payment card information and the corresponding secret keys for the credit card or payment card with the one or more payment hosts are provided. Embodiments... Agent: The Tpl Group
20090327142 - Fair payment protocol with semi-trusted third party: Described is an optimistic fair payment protocol in electronic commerce that provides fair payment while resisting an unconscious double spending attack and other attacks. A buyer receives encrypted e-goods from a merchant, and sends payment to the merchant. If decryption information is not received in exchange for the payment, or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327141 - Highly efficient secrecy-preserving proofs of correctness of computation: Presented are methods and systems for highly efficient proofs of correctness of computations that preserve secrecy of the input values and calculations. One embodiment includes a method for verifiably determining at least one output for a secrecy preserving computations where the method includes acts of calculating an output from submitted... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090327143 - Method and apparatus to send cash to any person in the world: A method to send a monetary value corresponding to the value of a US dollar bill feed to a device operated by the person that want to send a cash to a friend or relative. In one embodiment of the invention, the person that wants to send monetary value to... Agent: Fernando Morales
20090327144 - System for executing remote electronic notarization and signatory verification and authentication: A system for remote electronic verification and authentication and screening of potential signatories for remote electronic notary transactions via remote pc encrypted platform to a broadband digitally or WIFI cellular/PDA device or portable pc device. The system implements the following electronic components, but not limited to, electronic signature device, digital... Agent: Buhler Associates Buhler, Kirk A.
20090327146 - Many-to-many correspondence: methods and systems for replacing interbank funds transfers: By establishing a correspondence account in each Financial Service Provider (FSP) of a group of FSPs and a secure inter-FSP messaging mechanism, transfers of funds entirely within member FSPs (FSP 1, FSP 2, FSP 3, FSP 4) may be combined with secure messaging to effectively transfer funds between buyers in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090327145 - Payment system and method: A card terminal having means for entering transaction value information indicative of a first amount, means for entering data indicative of an additional amount, means for storing the transaction value information and the data indicative of the additional amount, and means for creating a message for electronic transmission, the message... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20090327149 - Facilitating compensation arrangements for data brokering: Systems and methods for data brokering, and more specifically, data brokering regarding a data provider's search-related activities, are described. In particular implementations, various aspects of facilitating a compensation arrangement between a data provider and a data consumer regarding one or more data-provider-related search activities are described.... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090327150 - Facilitating compensation arrangements providing for data tracking components: Systems and methods for data brokering, and more specifically, data brokering regarding a data provider's search-related activities are described. In particular implementations, various aspects of arranging for compensation to be received from the data consumer in exchange for at least one of installation of or access of a data tracking... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090327148 - Mechanisms and architecture for mobile opportunistic commerce: The claimed matter provides systems and/or methods that enable sellers and buyers to take mutual advantage of the relationship of the location of seller outlets to routes that mobile buyers take to other destinations. The system can include devices that identify sellers capable of fulfilling a buyer's product or service... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090327147 - System and method of strategic coalition building and matching for business services: A computerized method (and apparatus) for coalition formation. One or more coalitional and/or service constraints are received and a feedback mechanism is provided for the coalition formation, as based on the coalitional and/or service constraints.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090327151 - Systems and methods for visual representation of offers: A method and system for providing geographic location notifications for targeted offers is disclosed. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method including monitoring for an event to trigger a targeted offer. Upon detection of the event, the offer is generated. The offer is targeted to a consumer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090327163 - Choice engine: Disclosed are arrangements (700) that construct (803) attributes used by a consumer (703) to purchase an item, determine (803) how much of each attribute is contained in each candidate item, estimate (806) marginal costs for the attributes, establish (303) the preferences of the consumer for the various attributes, determine (803)... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090327164 - Load distributing method, computer product, and load distributing apparatus: A load distributing method includes receiving information concerning resources of a terminal device from the terminal device in a grid on a network of a grid computing system; extracting, from a computation data group related to grid computing and based on the received information concerning resources, computation data corresponding to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090327162 - Price estimation of overlapping keywords: In this invention, systems and methods for providing a price estimate for two or more keywords are provided. More specifically, a price estimate is determined and provided when each keyword has terms in common, where each keyword includes one or more terms. For example, a first keyword (e.g., “car”) and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327166 - Method and apparatus for efficient delta pricing: A method of generating a price is disclosed. The method includes generating a delta price and generating a final price using the delta price.... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20090327167 - Method for the valuation of intellectual property rights: A method for valuating an intellectual property right or an intellectual property right application includes providing the intellectual property right or the application therefor claiming a subject matter, identifying at least one essential attribute of the subject matter, undertaking a market analysis on the demand for the at least one... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090327165 - System and method for re-supplying energy to a battery-powered electric vehicle: A system for quickly and efficiently re-supplying electrical energy to an electric vehicle having a rechargeable battery of a certain type of battery within a geographic area is provided. The system comprises one or more service stations within the geographic area. The service station has a storage facility for another... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090319287 - Authentication segmentation: Methods and systems of authentication segmentation to selectively apply authentication tools to target high risk segments of transactions and entities. The methods and systems identify a plurality of fraud reduction tools and determine segmentation metrics associated with the plurality of fraud reduction tools. One or more segments are determined based... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090319290 - Economic solution to the spam problem: An economic-based solution is provided for regulating electronic messages (commonly referred to as spam). Analogous to a standard bond mechanism, delivering email to an inbox requires an unknown sender to place a small pledge into escrow with a third party. If the recipient expects further communication with a particular sender,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090319289 - Internet-based method and apparatus for career and professional development via structured feedback loop: Methods and apparatus for generating feedback, reviewing feedback, and conducting interviews by use of VMocks are provided. A VMock, or Virtual Mock, is a virtual profile of a candidate that includes resume, text, video and a document. VMock profiles may be created that have one or more VMocks. Contacts associated... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090319284 - Method and device for verifying postage when moving postal articles over an electronic parcel compartment system: A method for verifying postage when moving postal articles over an electronic parcel compartment system, during which non-recurring identification codes are allocated for postage stamps and stored in a storage means which associated status indicators. When a postage stamp with an identification codes is output, the associated status indicator is... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090319286 - Personal service assistance in a virtual universe: A method of providing personal service assistance in a virtual universe is disclosed. The method provides a customer avatar (CA) access to a personal assistance avatar or personal customer service representative (PCSR) avatar, hereinafter PCSR avatar. Through the PCSR avatar, the CA communicates a need or requests for personal service... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090319288 - Suggesting contacts for social networks: A social network is managed by applying connectivity and similarity measures to social network information to identify possible new relationships between social network users, and then automatically suggest those identified relationships to the social network users. The social network information can include user profile information and indicate existing social relationships... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090319285 - Techniques for managing disruptive business events: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for managing disruptive business events. A selection is received from a user to associate one or more items in a content repository with one or more disruptive business events. Once items are associated with events, the business processes around those items change based upon... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319295 - Global disease surveillance platform, and corresponding system and method: A computer-implemented method for identifying and assessing public health events, and a corresponding system and apparatus, includes capturing public health-related information from structured and unstructured sources, where the information is contained in one or more documents, extracting meta-data from the captured public health-related information, creating an index of the extracted... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP
20090319294 - Managed distribution solution and methods thereof: The managed distribution solution (“MDS”) of the present invention includes systems and methods for giving the point-of-service provider (“POS”) (i.e., physicians, home infusion, clinics, long term care, etc.) an alternative to the traditional buy and bill model. In one exemplary embodiment in accordance with the present invention, a processing site... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20090319292 - Method and system to manage caregiver costs in a health care facility: A method to manage caregiver costs in a health care facility may include allowing selection of a patient or group of patients for analyzing care costs and allowing selection of a set of parameters related to services provided to the patient or group of patients by the health care facility.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20090319296 - Patient directed integration of remotely stored medical information with a brokerage system: A brokerage system that identifies a service provider satisfying at least some attributes in a set of patient defined attributes for providing a service is accessed. A request for records corresponding to the patient's health information to a data repository that stores the health records is sent. A graphical user... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090319291 - Systems and methods for providing a self-service mechanism for obtaining additional medical opinions based on diagnostic medical images: An apparatus and system are provided for facilitating a mechanism in which a patient or another person may utilize a system to request an independent second or subsequent read and a second or subsequent opinion relating to medical images that were provided by a previous physician. The apparatus and system... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090319293 - Virtual inventory system and methods for covered entities: A virtual transaction process and system providing a mechanism for a covered entity to maintain a virtual inventory with a contracted pharmacy for dispensing medication for the covered entity's employees. An administrative entity is provided that adjudicates claims with the contracted pharmacy, and compiles a utilization report for the prescription... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20090319297 - Workplace absenteeism risk model: A computer-implemented process includes: collecting a plurality of data; implementing a model that uses the data to estimate or predict lost work time at an individual level; and computing absenteeism risk at the individual level. The model can include, for example an artificial neural network or a model that uses... Agent: Upmc
20090319300 - Method and system for providing clinical decision support: A method and system for providing clinical decision support is disclosed herein. The method comprises: mapping medication information with at least one follow up action based on a predefined relation. The follow up actions are suggested to a user upon selecting a medication formation. The method further includes scheduling the... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090319301 - Methods and systems for presenting a combination treatment: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of a schedule for administration of a bioactive agent to an individual and presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience at least partly based on the accepting an indication of the schedule for administration of the... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090319298 - Patient status and healthcare information communication system and method: An automated method for communicating patient status updates. The method includes registering a user. The registered user is associated with a patient file on a patient database. The patient file is representative of the patient for which the user will be receiving automated patient status updates. Patient status updates are... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090319299 - System and techniques for reporting adverse effects: Techniques for collecting and reporting adverse events associated with a patient are disclosed. The techniques include providing a user interface to identify drug and medical conditions associated with the patient using standardized drug and medical terminology. The techniques also include generating and displaying a cumulative narrative of user selections on... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090319303 - Method of insuring individuals using guaranteed insurance, term insurance, and non-guaranteed insurance: A method of insuring a group of individuals includes purchasing a guaranteed insurance component and a decreasing term insurance component using a level premium received for each individual. The guaranteed component is based on relatively conservative risk assumptions, and provides a paid-up benefit upon cessation of payment of premiums if... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090319302 - Systems and methods for determining cost of insurance rates: According to some embodiments, a current net amount at risk associated with a life insurance policy is determined. The life insurance policy may, for example, have been previously issued to a consumer for a given face death benefit amount. At least one applicable cost of insurance rate may then be... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
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20090319304 - Event scheduling method and system: A computer implemented method, apparatus and program product automatically schedule events by generating templates of participant pairings based on scheduling stipulations, preferences or other constraints. The generated templates do not typically include any time or location information, which is later combined with the template to form the schedule. Constraints used... Agent: Douglas A. Scholer
20090319306 - System and method for venue attendance management: A system and method for managing attendance at a venue such as a fair, theme park, state park, and the like, is generally disclosed. The venue may having a plurality of different attractions managed at least in part by a computerized operational venue management system that interacts with one or... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20090319315 - Community to address carbon offsets: A club or community of mineral producers or other interested parties is put together for the purpose of responsibility account for CO2 and/or other pollutants in produced minerals. The community utilizes a community system to track the amount of CO2 that is associated with produced minerals. The community member sponsoring... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090319308 - Equipment retrofitting project method: An equipment retrofitting project method includes the steps of conducting sales, project management (PM)/design, production and field service phases. The PM/design phase includes the steps of providing a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and measuring spatial and dimensional coordinates of natural gas compressor station components with the CMM at the compressor... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC
20090319310 - Information criterion-based systems and methods for constructing combining weights for multimodel forecasting and prediction: Systems and methods are provided for a computer-implemented method for automatically generating a weighted average forecast model that includes receiving a plurality of forecasting models and time series data. At least one parameter of each of the received forecasting models is optimized utilizing the received time series data. A weighting... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090319316 - Method and system of using structured social networks and communities to create and maintain business service models: A method is described for distributing the creation and maintenance tasks of a Business Service Model over social networks and communities in enterprise environments. Members of a community are enabled to view all Business Service Models and components in the community, and in accordance with permissions are enabled to read,... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090319313 - Method of automation of business processes and apparatus therefor: The invention disclosed relates to the field of requirement specification in application development. This invention provides a system for business process automation which can generate an executable optimized requirements set by capturing the requirements from the users and processing them to create prototypes. Feedback is obtained from external users on... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20090319314 - Methods of collecting and visualizing group information: A system and methods allow groups to be managed. Various methods of collecting and visualizing group information are described. A group head and various members of organizations can organize fundraising activities or groups based on a common purpose. Group performance can be rated and displayed. Various group successes can be... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090319307 - Methods of evaluating undersaturated coalbed reservoirs: The evaluation and assessment of geologic formations comprising undersaturated coalbed methane reservoirs. In some embodiments, the present invention provides for inductively quantifying critical desorption pressure of the solid in an undersaturated coalbed methane reservoir from an unrelated substance, the formation water. By using these techniques, the characterization of undersaturated coalbed... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.
20090319318 - Notification transmission over a network based on observed data: One embodiment includes an apparatus that comprises a storage medium to store a database. The apparatus also includes a port to receive, over a network, data related to a number of observations at a work site based on input into an electronic device. The apparatus includes a processor to store... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090319317 - Or relating to a method and system for testing: A method of evaluating a cost associated with a test scenario, which test scenario comprises one or more branches making up a use case, the method comprising the steps of: determining a first parameter based on the complexity of the use case; determining a second parameter which indicates the criticality... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20090319309 - Pavement management system: A system and method for analyzing and minimizing the life-cycle cost of constructing, maintaining and rehabilitating a network of highway pavements for a pre-determined life-cycle and associated range of minimum acceptable conditions thereof. Specifically, the present invention enables a decision maker to realize the trade-off between cost and pavement condition,... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20090319312 - System and method for governance, risk, and compliance management: In particular embodiments, the present invention provides a system and method for governance, risk, and compliance management. For example, a method for governance, risk, and compliance management includes providing an interface for defining a control to be used to reach a goal of an organization. The control provides a procedure... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090319311 - Systems and methods for real-time monitoring and analysis of prescription claim rejections: Embodiments of the invention can provide systems and methods for real-time monitoring and analysis of prescription claim rejections. In one embodiment, a transaction performance monitoring system for facilitating real-time monitoring of the rejection of claims can be provided. The transaction performance monitoring system can include a transaction performance monitoring application... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090319323 - Computer modeling of project management process: Computer modeling process of project management based on Monte Carlo simulation of average quantum mechanical wave function of the project milestone predicting the project delay or project cost increase, based on presenting project milestones as superposition of wave functions of all tasks, averaged over multiple project samples, with each task's... Agent: Fishman Consulting
20090319326 - Continuing professional development system for industrial human resources: The present invention includes a human resource management database server device, a skill database server device, an application server device, and a Web server device. The human resource management database device includes a learning record information table, a personal basic information table, and a personal evaluation information table according to... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090319320 - Dynamically managing electronic calendar events based upon key performance indicators (kpis) within a business process monitoring (bpm) system: The present invention can include a solution that dynamically manages electronic calendar events based upon the key performance indicators (KPIs) of a business process monitoring (BPM) system. Such a system can include a BPM system, an electronic calendar software application, and a dynamic calendar event manager. The BPM system can... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20090319322 - International diary system: The present invention of an international diary system comprises an input unit for a user to select a frame and input data; a memory to store a international diary program and data inputted by a user, including a first database to store yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily calendars with a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090319324 - Method and system for integrated pallet and sort scheme maintenance: A computer coupled to a mail processing device enables sort schemes having associated sort parameters, particularly mail item sort schemes and an associated pallet scheme providing pallet location designations for mail items sorted in accord with one or more of the sort schemes. A mailing job to be run by... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090319319 - Multiple event calendar processing: A computer-implemented method of processing a plurality of events within a calendar application can include receiving a user input specifying a period of time within a calendar associated with a user, detecting a plurality of events occurring within the period of time, and determining at least one attribute for each... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC
20090319321 - Systems and methods for scheduling instructional courses having associated compliance rules: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for scheduling an instructional course for a student where the instructional course requires completion of a plurality of events in accordance with at least one rule associated with a regulatory authority. Students may advantageously be shown a set of available events... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090319325 - Transferring a digital image from a photographer to a fulfillment center to generate a photographic process: A photographer computing device is described. The device receives information that specifies option(s) to create a photographic product from a digital image; a list of fulfillment center(s) to generate the product according to the options, and routing information to at least one of the center(s). The device transmits an order... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20090319327 - Action improvement system: [Means for Solving the Problems] The behavior improvement system is executed using terminals connected to a LAN and the like in a corporation. The behavior improvement system is characterized by that a goal for a behavior improvement is set, that an action plan realizing this is set, that a member... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090319328 - Method and apparatus for personal information management using sensory information: In order to manage personal information, a schedule information collector to receive items relating to a schedule of a user's and to distinguish the received items to generate first schedule data; a schedule data processor to add sensory information corresponding to the respective items of the first schedule data to... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090319340 - Apparatus and method for analyzing personal behavior: The invention provides a personal behavior analysis apparatus capable of statistically analyzing a personal behavior. To analyze personal behaviors, a population data file is provided that stores flow-line data for individual persons as a population acquired by tracking the behaviors of persons within a monitored area. After input of a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090319332 - Determining whether a response from a participant is contradictory in an objective manner: If a response is with a threshold of the predicted response, then the contradictory response is classified as being independent and it is not truly contradictory. If a response is beyond a threshold, the response is classified as not being independent and is likely worthy of further investigation.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319336 - Diamond valuation method, apparatus and computer readable medium product: Further it is an object of the present invention to provide a method for evaluating a diamond comprising the steps of selecting a diamond to value, determining the shape, size, color, clarity and cut of the selected diamond, determining a base price of the selected diamond, calculating the applicable discounts/premium... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090319333 - Estimating advertising prices for an incumbent content provider: Computer-readable media and a computer system for correcting bid estimates that are calculated from stored data encompassing an incumbent customer's participation in a keyword auction are provided. Initially, input criteria is received, which includes customer-history data and a candidate position, within a ranking of incumbent customers competing to display an... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090319334 - Integrating enterprise data and syndicated data: Enterprise data and syndicated data can be integrated by obtaining enterprise data, obtaining syndicated data from a syndicated data provider, performing various processing on the enterprise and syndicated data such as recast processing, fringe compensation, event identification, and/or event matching, and outputting results. A data integration framework for integrating enterprise... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090319343 - Method and system for providing guidance data: Described herein is a system and method for providing entity investment guidance via a communication network. The system includes a server, at least one entity-issued disclosure received by the server via the communication network and a storage accessible by the server. The storage includes at least one forecast data extracted... Agent: Covington & Burling, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing
20090319338 - Method and system for virtual mentoring: A virtual mentoring system for assessing traits and improvement needs of a user is disclosed. The virtual mentoring system generates a personalized plan for the user that includes recommendations for reducing one or more inhibitors inversely correlated with improvement areas.... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP
20090319331 - Methods and apparatus to respond to recalls: Methods and apparatus to respond to recalls are disclosed. An example method includes receiving product recall information and generating at least one store cohort based on the received product recall information to represent a plurality of stores spatially arranged based on relative similarities to at least one channel. The example... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090319341 - Methods and systems for obtaining vehicle entertainment statistics: A telematics control unit in a vehicle couples to a vehicle communication network bus and monitors signals on the bus that correspond to various parameters related to entertainment devices in the vehicle, such as, for examples, a radio, a telephone, and a video player. During a predetermined period, the TCU... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.
20090319335 - Nascar car care auto fair: The present disclosure is related to the combination of a car show and product demonstration in connection with a NASCAR race. Car enthusiasts may be invited to participate and bring their cars for display at the car show. While at the show, the car enthusiasts may be exposed to several... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090319337 - Optical product network via internet: An optical product network includes a plurality of product provider stations for a plurality of wholesalers and/or manufacturers jointing therewith, a plurality of sale stations for a plurality of retailers and/or exclusive venders joining therewith, and a management system forming a network bridge to link the product provider stations with... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20090319342 - System and method for aggregating and summarizing product/topic sentiment: Documents are collected from a variety of publicly available sources that contain product data including product reviews, product specifications, price information and the like. Snippets of text obtained from the documents are analyzed for relevance, sentiment, credibility and other aspects that help evaluate the quality of a product. Feature vectors... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090319339 - System for evaluating customer loyalty: The present invention discloses a system and a method for evaluating customer loyalty. The system evaluates customer loyalty by calculating a satisfaction rating which is based on the customers' initial perception and actual experience of buying a product and/or service.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090319330 - Techniques for evaluating recommendation systems: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for calculating and evaluating the behavior of recommendation systems. Accuracy measures are computed for a plurality of items in a real recommendation system, an ideal recommendation system, and a popularity-based baseline recommendation system. The accuracy measures for the plurality of items are presented to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319329 - User profile generation architecture for mobile content-message targeting: A targeted-content-message-related profile for use with wireless access terminals (W-ATs) may be generated by one or more usage-related rules on the W-AT itself. The usage generate rules may be used by the W-AT to generate a user profile, with the usage-related rule providing a dynamic property to the user profile.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090319344 - Assessment of sales force personnel for improvement of sales performance: Personality, behavior and competency assessment data is obtained for a sales person (or group of sales persons), particularly via a computer-implemented interface. The resulting overall individual (or aggregated) assessment data is then compared with high sales performer benchmark data to identify performance improvement opportunities that, in turn, are used to... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20090319346 - Intelligently interactive profiling system and method: One aspect of the invention is a method for identifying at least one property of data. An example of the method includes receiving data, and making assessments regarding the data. The method also includes applying at least one behavioral operator, and outputting results. The method further comprises receiving feedback concerning... Agent: Timothy N. Ellis, Patent Attorney
20090319345 - Method for evaluating performance of internal network in an enterprise: An evaluating method for internal network performance by simulation of a flow network model with an acceptable threshold for the required flow of the internal network is applied to a computer system. The network model comprises plural nodes and document flow paths, wherein each said node corresponds to one employee... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090319347 - Systems and methods for a holistic well-being assessment: Systems and methods are described for an assessment tool built on a holistic well-being improvement model. The model consists of a series of assessments including, but not limited to a well-being improvement assessment, work productivity assessment, and a clinical health risk assessment. A member would complete these assessments through an... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090319348 - Mobile computing services based on devices with dynamic direction information: Direction based pointing services are enabled for a portable electronic device including a positional component for receiving positional information as a function of a location of the portable electronic device, a directional component that outputs direction information as a function of an orientation of the portable electronic device and a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319351 - Measuring the effectiveness of a person testimonial promotion: Behavioral targeting to push promotional offers to a person, such as an artist, celebrity, athlete, politician, of a fan-based network is provided. The selection and redemption of promotional offers can increase by providing persons of a fan-based network with relevant and high value offers. In addition, marketing campaigns can increase... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20090319352 - Rebate transaction instrument system and method: A system and method for distributing a transaction instrument is disclosed. The method may include receiving rebate parameters from a merchant; associating the rebate parameters with a transaction instrument; distributing the transaction instrument to a merchant; and activating and/or loading the transaction instrument in response to a request from the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090319353 - System for electronic re-allocation of a transaction amount to an investment: This system may include a system for electronically reallocating any portion of a transaction by maintaining a user account at a user institution; maintaining a vendor account at a vendor institution; maintaining a user account at a trust institution; initiating a transaction for the transaction amount; electronically distributing the transaction... Agent: John H. Faro, Esq. And Faro & Associates
20090319354 - Bidding system for recyclable goods and method thereof: A bidding system for recyclable goods and method thereof is disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, there is a method for providing incentive to engage in environmentally responsible behavior, comprises monitoring an auction event occurring on a network, the auction event comprising: receiving data at a... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC
20090319357 - Collection represents combined intent: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates communicating intent-related data to a user. A display engine can enable exploration of a portion of image data during a browsing session. An intent component can receive a portion of data related to the browsing session, wherein the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090319358 - Method for packet facilitated e-commerce: This invention generally relates to a method for facilitating the purchase of goods and services through access to online websites that populate the World Wide Web. More particularly the method discloses the use of widely distributed resealable packets of liquid that bear website addresses to prompt or facilitate explicit access... Agent: William A. Harper
20090319355 - Presenting advertisements based on web-page interaction: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system, and media for presenting advertisements (or other information) based on user interaction with a web page. One embodiment of the method includes determining that programmatic code that describes the web page is to be dynamically modified before it is to be presented... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090319359 - Social behavioral targeting based on influence in a social network: Behavioral targeting to push promotional offers to members of a social network is provided. The selection and redemption of promotional offers can increase by providing members of a social network with relevant and high value offers. In addition, marketing campaigns can increase their effectiveness with knowledge and identification of members... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20090319356 - Systems and methods for managing electronically delivered information channels: Systems and methods for managing electronically delivered information channels are provided. A selection of non-textual category data and a plurality of subscriber interest category data are received from a subscriber. Content associated with the non-textual category data and content associated with the subscriber interest category data are identified. The systems... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090319361 - Web-based communication system: A web-based system for automatically distributing information received from information providers to information recipients who collectively comprise a defined group of anonymous subscribers within a distribution region defined by a geographical boundary. The system uses e-mail and the Internet to communicate with compatible hardware devices. It comprises (a) at least... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.
20090319349 - Mobile member operation method: The present invention provides a mobile member operation method suitable for a mobile electronic device, and the mobile electronic device is connected to a service server by a network. The mobile member operation method comprising: the mobile electronic device receives an update command. The mobile electronic device transmits the update... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.
20090319362 - Loyalty rewards for purchasing: A method of rewarding consumers for the purchase of companion animal products is provided. The method can include providing a pet product for purchase, providing a procedure whereby a purchaser can identify the purchase of the product, providing a rebate to the purchaser, whereby the rebate is usable for a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090319363 - Activity verification system and method: A activity-completion verification system and method are provided herein.... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20090319364 - Image capturing apparatus, method for capturing an image shown in a display and arrangement of an image capturing unit and of a display as well as use of the image capturing apparatus and use of the arrangement: To improve image capture from a display or a surface, more specifically from a specular reflecting surface, the invention proposes an image capturing apparatus having an image capturing unit and an image fitting surface in which the optical axis of the image capturing unit is disposed at an angle α... Agent: Barkume & Associates, P.C.
20090319350 - System and method for presenting prioritized advertising data during execution of video trick play command data: A computer readable medium is disclosed containing computer executable instructions that when executed by a computer perform a method, the method including but not limited to receiving trick play command data at an end user device; receiving a plurality of advertising data at the end user device; correlating the plurality... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Roebuck Attn: Patent Docketing
20090319365 - System and method for assessing marketing data: The present invention includes a system and method for managing media received from a plurality of media sources. Media content is received from a media source over a communication network. The media content is formatted in a first format and comprises news and advertising material relating to a respective subject.... Agent: Bakos & Kritzer, LLP
20090319367 - Methods and systems for node ranking based on dns session data: Systems and methods for ranking pages and/or hosts in a faster and more relevant manner are provided. Systems and methods for ranking pages and/or hosts based on session data and/or traffic data are also provided. According to the invention, session maps can be created using DNS and/or ISP data. Systems... Agent: Latimer & MayberryIPLaw, LLP
20090319366 - System and method for managing shared/forwarded advertisement: The function of managing delivery information of ad sharing/forwarding in a server is implemented. For this, disclosed is a method of providing delivery information of an ad to a server when a user who has received the ad delivers the ad to another user. The method of providing delivery information... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20090319368 - System and method for two-way transfer of funds and electronic content between summa account users with gathering of behavioral metrics and management of multiple currencies and escrow accounts: A method and system for creating a pre-defined electronic transactions is disclosed. the system comprises a server in communication with a database and a computer network, and the server is configured to: (1) receive a request to create a pre-defined electronic transaction from a client computer via the computer network,... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP
20090319369 - Web advertisement system and web advertisement program: Disclosed is a web advertisement system to display a web page which gathers only categories to which a sponsor has interest and displays them. Server 15 has a user registration means 22, an information category selection means 23 which executes selection of the classified information concerning categories, a category getting... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter
20090319371 - Method of sharing revenue in an internet printing system: The present invention shares revenue in an Internet printing system comprising a search engine provider, a host computer capable of browsing the Internet, and an advertisement sponsor. A user of the host computer registers with the search engine provider as a participant in an Internet advertisement revenue sharing system managed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090319370 - Multimedia search engine: Described herein is a search engine that can include a receiver component that receives a query from a user that pertains to a multimedia item and an output component that outputs multiple choices for receiving an instance of the multimedia item to a user. The multiple choices may include a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319373 - National advertisement linking: National advertisement linking is described. In embodiment(s), a bookmark can be received from a media device when the bookmark is initiated while an advertisement is rendered by the media device, such as when the bookmark is initiated by a viewer at the media device. The bookmark can be correlated with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319372 - Quality-based online advertisement trading system: A system for online advertisement (“ad”) trading is described by which advertisers and affiliates can trade online ads and ad placements. The system receives bids for placing online advertisements from advertisers and offers to place online advertisements from affiliates and matches bids and offers. Matching bids and offers includes matching... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20090319374 - Distributed ad-selection system and method for distributed ad selection: Embodiments of a distributed ad-selection system and method for distributed ad selection are generally described herein. In some embodiments, an applications service provider sends a query to an advertising service provider for ads. The query includes ad-selection criteria and an indication to indicate whether broadening of the criteria is permitted.... Agent: Research In Motion Corp/slw Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20090319375 - Advertisement insertion during application launch in handheld, mobile display devices: A time delay that occurs when an application is launched in a mobile handheld display device (MHDD), when the application or content is downloaded, before the MHDD is ready for the user to interact with it, wastes the user's time and, in an embodiment of the invention, this time delay... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090319376 - Automated method and system for creation of montage of matching products: Automated electronic document design systems and methods for generating matching customized product designs and preparing images of matching customized products in a montage for displaying to a user.... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel
20090319377 - Business method for self promotion and marketing: A business method for self promotion and marketing is performed through mass influence on users by means of tangible or intangible unsolicited information services or other unsolicited person's or legal entity's attributes of personal, pseudo-personal or impersonal character or by means of their mass distribution among users through the use... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090319378 - Customized advertising content: In this invention, systems and methods for providing customized advertising content are provided. A publisher or a content owner may generate an image of, for example, an advertising unit. More particularly, the image may be generated to coordinate with the publisher or content owner's webpage. The image is then published... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090319379 - Digital television broadcasting apparatus and method for providing information in a digital television and internet convergent environment: A digital television broadcast apparatus, including a database which stores a plurality of news stories or information received or obtained from any number of content providers, a memory device which stores information regarding a request by an individual to receive a personal news report, wherein the personal news report contains... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20090319380 - Facilitating real estate transaction collaboration: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for facilitating collaboration between a variety of entities involved in real estate transactions. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include electronically receiving data from a plurality of users; calculating one or more... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090319381 - Mobile kiosk system: A restaurant system includes an electronic kiosk having opposed first and second sides. A first display is situated on the first side for use by the customer and a second display is situated on the second side for use by a bartender. One aspect of the restaurant system includes a... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.
20090319382 - Extensible framework for supporting different modes of payments: A method and system for providing an extensible framework for a POS application is provided. A POS application may be extended using a payment format add-in, a workflow add-in, a financial services provider add-in, or a combination of add-ins. A payment format add-in provides support for a payment format not... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090319383 - System for identifying an individual and managing an account: The present invention provides a method for managing an account for an unidentified individual by communicating with the unidentified individual who is using a device to communicate which transmits an identifier associated with the origin of the communication, obtaining from the unidentified individual a group of characters associated with the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090319384 - Method and system for labeling and managing the sale of manufactured concrete blocks: In a method for identifying manufactured concrete or masonry blocks and managing the sale thereof to a customer in a retail establishment, the retail establishment having a computer system configured to monitor inventory, a database operatively coupled to the computer system, and a plurality of point of sale (POS) terminals... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090319386 - Auction mechanism when auctioneer is a bidder: A system that facilitates executing an auction when an auctioneer is also a bidder is described herein. The system includes a receiver component that receives an indication that an auction is to be executed and an identifier component that determines that the auctioneer is a bidder in the auction. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319390 - Competitive sales environment in a virtual world: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for providing a competitive sales environment in a virtual world. In one embodiment, the invention comprises receiving a request for product or service information from a consumer avatar, querying a database of vendors based on the request for product or service... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090319388 - Image capture for purchases: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-implemented item identification method that includes identifying an item in an image received from a remote electronic device; transmitting search results containing information about the item for one or more vendors of the item; and transmitting... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090319389 - Item reservation: Items can be reserved in advance of a future spot market sale. A reservation price can be determined for the item based on an expected spot market price required to obtain the item in the future sport market sale, a time until the spot market sale, and/or market signals. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090319387 - Method and system for engaging in a transaction between a business entity and a merchant: A computer-implemented method of engaging in a transaction between a merchant and a business entity. The method includes: initiating a transaction by the business entity with a merchant; obtaining, by the merchant, a business entity data set including at least one data field; communicating an authorization request from the merchant... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090319395 - Method of selling and shipping a product utilizing the internet: A business method includes listing a product for sale on an online auction site, ordering packaging via a link on the online auction site for shipping the product to a buyer with a winning bid, where the packaging is in the form of a collapsed box mailed to the seller... Agent: Sand & Sebolt
20090319385 - Monetizing and prioritizing results of a distributed search: An operator provides services to a population of client device, such as mobile communication devices, including search services accessed via an operator portal. A search gateway places a search object, in which user privacy is protected, into a distributed, transactional object (tuple) space. Resolvers monitoring the space read the search... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090319392 - Photographic image upload kiosk and method: A method for collecting images by an image-processing provider from a plurality of users using an automated station. The method includes receiving a wireless signal comprising image information by a wireless receiver port in the automated station, accepting user-identifier information into a computer in the automated station, wherein the user-identifier... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20090319394 - System and method for electronic delivery of content for industrial automation systems: Content is generated on a host system based on real-time data from a controlled process collected over the internet from a customer's client machine tool control system. The client system may request content from a host website. Instructions associated with the requested content, which may be in the form of... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20090319393 - System and method for wireless software download and remote transaction settlement: A portable computer in a store can be carried past a kiosk and wirelessly receive from the kiosk demonstration versions of software, along with an ID of the store. Later, after using the demonstration version, the user can access a Web server and purchase a full version of the software.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20090319391 - System for transaction at sea: In a system for transaction at sea, a plurality of offshore wireless network apparatuses is separately provided on different marine vessels to form a network at sea, so as to transmit supplies-to-buy information sent by a ship to at least one of a plurality of ground wireless network apparatuses via... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090319396 - Method and system for facilitating a transaction: Provided is a system for facilitating a transaction between at least one merchant and at least one consumer. The system includes at least one transaction portal located in a network environment, where the at least one transaction portal associated with at least one consumer affinity. The consumer affinity is an... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090319398 - Real-time sales system: The invention resides in a system (10) for real-time on-line sales comprising a database (11) for storing details of products, prices and other information. The database (11) is accessed by multiple sales controller computers (12). Each sales controller computer (12) runs sales controller application (13) which displays a sales controller... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
20090319397 - Virtual experience: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems and methods for providing an interactive experience.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20090319399 - Inventory rack with measuring means: An inventory rack comprising a measuring means for inventory control. Also, methods of inventory control and theft deterrence with use of the inventory rack.... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20090319400 - Method and system for tracking and managing animals and/or food products: Embodiments of a method and system are described for tracking and managing animals and/or food products. These embodiments can include entering into a computer system identification data for animals and location data for locations occupied by the animals. This data can be collected, for example, by a data service provider... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090319401 - Techniques for efficient allocation of stock items: Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for determining one or more inventory items from an inventory for fulfilling an items order. In one embodiment, one or more sets of inventory items are selected from available inventory to fulfill orders in such a way that a minimum number of inventory... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090319405 - Auditing system and auditing method: An auditing apparatus in an auditing system receives entire logs including a hashed log in which a log about another customer is hashed by a one-way function, and a log of a subject customer from a log storage server of a center. The center receives all the management logs, and... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090319402 - Automated invoice processing software and services: A method and system for automated invoice processing. An improved method for invoice processing based on an application service provider model in which invoices can be accessed and approved via the Internet from anywhere in the world. This method and system allows a company to manage the process of storing,... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090319403 - Dimension-based financial reporting using multiple combinations of dimensions: Tools and techniques are described for dimension-based financial reporting using multiple combinations of dimensions. These tools may provide methods that include receiving requests, submitted on behalf of users of dimension-based financial reporting systems. These methods may create reports from the financial reporting systems. In some cases, these requests from the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319404 - Method for automatically classifying money transfers made on a bank account: A method for automatically classifying the transactions on a bank account includes mapping the identification codes of the firms with which the transactions are operated with the sectorial code of each firm and to map these sectional codes with categories of the transactions. This allows an automatic classification of the... Agent: Law Offices Of James E. Walton, PLLC
20090319407 - Image formation apparatus, method for prohibiting the execution of a target job, and a recording medium that stores a program for prohibiting the execution of a target job: An image formation apparatus for performing a billing process, by generating billing information of a job after executing the job and transmitting the billing information to a billing apparatus when a connection to the billing apparatus is normal, the image formation apparatus comprising: a storage for storing therein billing information;... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090319410 - Inter-network electronic billing: Systems and methods for electronic billing activation are provided. A request on behalf of a payer to activate electronic billing from a biller for the payer is received by a first electronic financial service provider (EFSP) that supports a first of a plurality of electronic financial service networks (EFSNs) from... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20090319409 - Method and system to facilitate a payment in satisfaction of accumulated micropayment commitments to a vendor: A method and a system facilitate payments between a plurality of parties. A plurality of payment commitment made to a second party is accessed, the plurality of payment commitments contributing towards a total commitment receivable value for a second party and made by a plurality of payor parties to the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090319408 - Provison application system and method: A system, computer-implemented method, and a computer program product for defining one or more payment distribution priorities associated with one or more rental properties. Rental property performance data is received from a rental property datastore. The one or more payment distribution priorities are applied to the rental property performance data... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090319406 - Systems and methods for efficient bill payment: A method for bill payment is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving information identifying an invoicing party, specifying an amount owed to the invoicing party; and an account identifier associated with a prepaid debit card, submitting the invoicing party identification, the amount owed to the invoicing party, and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090319414 - Debt trending systems and methods: A debt trending device accesses credit reports and/or other financial data that is available from one or more financial data sources, for a user and extracts financial account information. The debt trending device may then analyze the account information in order to generate debt trending information that indicates in the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090319412 - Optimized reservation for multi-session and/or multi-unit types: To provide optimised real-time charging for simultaneous services there is provided a method and apparatus for executing a real-time charging session in a charging system being interfaced to at least one communication network. At start of a charging session or during re-authorisation of reserved funds there is executed an optimised... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090319411 - Personal finance integration system and method: An integration device retrieves credit reports, and/or other financial data that is available from one or more credit sources, for consumers and extracts financial account information from the credit reports. The integration device may then format and/or translates the account information into a format that is usable by a particular... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090319413 - System for detecting banking frauds by examples: A system for detecting banking frauds in historical data and future transactions from a user supplied specimen set of fraudulent transactions, said specimen set of transactions defining one type of fraud identified by the user, said system comprises: means (301) to accept at least one set of banking transactions from... Agent: Venable LLP
20090319439 - Determination of customized investing advice: Described herein is a system that facilitates provision of personalized investing advice to a user. The system includes a subscriber component that receives a selection of multiple financial models from the user, wherein the user may desire to receive financial data from the multiple financial models in real-time. Further, the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319438 - Personalized wealth management: Described herein is a system that includes a receiver component that receives personal preferences of a user regarding wealth management. The receiver component can further receive first wealth management advice from a first financial expert that has been selected by the user. Additionally, the system may include a customization component... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319441 - System and method for analyzing and displaying security trade transactions: A system and methods for processing and charting security exchange trading and market information shows security traders if current transactions originated as buy orders or sell orders, and simultaneously indicates traded quantity. Security exchange trading information is received that includes the price, volume and time of each trade. In addition,... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20090319442 - System and method for displaying trading data: A system and method are provided for presenting trading information. One example method includes displaying a plurality of effective trade indicators corresponding to price levels at which effective trades have been initiated, and displaying trading information corresponding to each effective trade. The effective trades can be determined based on user-configured... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20090319440 - System and method for providing retirement plan health reports: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for providing a current status of a retirement plan of an employer. A server receives a report request transmitted from a client operated by a user. In response to the report request, the server generates a plan health report including... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090319419 - Method and apparatus for executing a win, lose or draw derivative contract: Methods and systems are disclosed for executing a fixed-payoff derivative contract between two parties that provide the opportunity to speculate on the movement of single-stock equities, equity indexes, bonds, commodities and currencies in a manner that eliminates the cost of an option premium. The invention, henceforth referred to as a... Agent: Bruce D. Silverman
20090319417 - Method and system for providing aggregation of trading on multiple alternative trading systems: A method for performing financial trading amongst a plurality of alternative trading systems using a common financial computer platform. The method including the steps of receiving at the common financial computer platform a buy-order for a prescribed number shares at a prescribed price. Electronic communication is then established between the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090319416 - Method of structuring real estate assets: An system for and method of divesting real property is presented. The system and method improve upon prior art techniques by including one or more of the following advantages: the gain may be immediately booked, there may be no capitalization requirements as there may be on a financing lease, and... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090319415 - Momentary power market: A method and system is proposed for the physical trading of electricity, which is characterized by continuous Dynamic Advanced Prices formation and propagation over a single price period that is a few seconds long. The Node and Branch price equations are applied to the power flows and to the corresponding... Agent: Luben Stollov
20090319418 - System and method for dynamically regulating order entry in an electronic trading environment: A system and method are provided for trading a trading strategy defined for at least one tradeable object in an electronic trading environment. More specifically, one example method includes using a first pay-up tick value to determine a first acceptable price level for an order associated with the trading strategy,... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20090319420 - System and method for assessing compliance risk: Institutional risk is calculated by collecting information about the products and services offered by an institution and assigning a risk value to each product and service. Other aspects and components of an institution are also assigned risk values. The various risk values are calculated along with institutional controls that are... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090319421 - Method and apparatus for performing financial transactions: A system for processing invoices using a network and involving a vendor, a payer, a partner bank, a payer bank and a vendor bank is disclosed. A unique code assigned to records related to an invoice is also disclosed. The system contains a profile of participants. The system also applies... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20090319422 - Secure electronic payment messaging system with reconcilable finality: A transfer network system for providing communications between commercial buyers and suppliers and their respective banks is provided. Client systems in communication with the transfer network system operate under a secure legal and technical regime in order to provide an architecture that supports the exchange of messages to conduct commerce.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090319423 - Incentive program: An incentive program is described that rewards the participants of the program based on the actions of at least something other than the participants. The incentive program may be used with a cardholder account and a currency card operable to debit the cardholder account, with the participants of the incentive... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090319426 - Methods and systems for verifying customer supplied financial account information verification using debit and credit transactions: Embodiment of the invention describe methods and systems for verifying customer supplied financial account information verification using debit and credit transactions. These methods include electronically transmitting an electronic debit and credit transaction to the customer financial account, based on the customer supplied financial account information. The method also includes electronically... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20090319425 - Mobile person-to-person payment system: A mobile payment platform and service provides a fast, easy way to make payments by users of mobile devices. The platform also interfaces with nonmobile channels and devices such as e-mail, instant messenger, and Web. In an implementation, funds are accessed from an account holder's mobile device such as a... Agent: Law Offices Of James E. Eakin
20090319424 - Postal mail deposit agency: Apparatus and methods for electronically depositing a check in a bank account. In some embodiments, the apparatus and methods may involve a check identification module configured to analyze content of an electronically imaged postal mail item; and a customer control module configured to receive from a customer an instruction to... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090319428 - Authorizing an electronic payment request: An electronic payment request is authorized using a plurality of electronic codes. A first code is requested from a user on receipt of a payment request made with a payment card configured with one or more details of one or more devices in the possession of one or more owners... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20090319427 - Methods for electronic payments using a third party facilitator: Methods for processing payments electronically over a network-based system wherein a third party or intermediary simplifies payment transactions by making them on behalf of individuals to the end payment recipient without providing individual account information as the basis for the payment.... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.
20090319430 - Mobile phone including dynamic verification value: A method for forming a dynamic verification value. The method includes altering a first data string to form a second data string, and forming a first dynamic verification value using at least a portion of the second data string. The first dynamic verification value is used to authenticate a phone... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090319429 - Systems and methods for cash positioning and reporting: Systems and methods for cash positioning and cash reporting are preferably provided. A system for cash reporting and cash positioning according to the invention may include a controller module and a web service module. The controller module may be adapted to receive a selection to update a data store. The... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090319431 - Using smartcards to enable probabilistic transactions on an untrusted device: The present intention permits a user to conduct remote transactions without a network while using an untrusted computing device, such as a hand held personal digital assistant or a laptop computer. The computing device is augmented with a smartcard reader, and the user obtains a smartcard and connects it to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing
20090319432 - Secure transaction personal computer: A secure computer for secure transactions that includes an operating system, a processor, an identity security module, and a loss protection device. The operating system has built-in security features. The processor is manufactured with security features and configured to execute software in a virtualized state outside of the operating system.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20090319433 - Electronic currency, electronic wallet therefor and electronic payment systems employing them: Electronic currency consists of data in a form suitable to be stored in a user's data storage medium, comprising information on the data value, identification of each specific set of data or data point, and authentication information suitable to verify that said data has been generated by a specific Currency... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20090319434 - Maintaining privacy for transactions performable by a user device having a security module: The present invention discloses a method and system for maintaining privacy for transactions performable by a user device having a security module with a privacy certification authority and a verifier. The system comprises an issuer providing an issuer public key PKI; a user device having a security module for generating... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090319435 - Secure transaction personal computer: A personal computer is provided comprising a network communication interface configured to communicate with the Internet. The computer further includes a memory device configured to store information and computer-executable program code. The computer further includes a processor operatively coupled to the network communication interface and the memory device. The processor... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20090319436 - Method and system of opinion analysis and recommendations in social platform applications: A method, apparatus, and system of opinion analysis and recommendations in social platform applications are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes processing an opinion data of a user through a platform application interface of a social community environment, the opinion data to include at least one of an opinion... Agent: Raj Abhyanker LLP
20090319437 - System and method facilitating competitive advantage in issuing financial paper: Financial instruments, particularly time certificates of deposit issued primarily by banks in the form of a contract between the depositor and the financial depository to typically pay an fixed interest rate for a fixed period of time at which redemption may occur. In the U.S. these contracts are required by... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20090319444 - Facsimile machine and communication method used in the facsimile machine: An image forming apparatus is provided with a document data storage portion for storing document data, a charge calculation portion for performing a charge operation for calculating communication charges to be made for transmission of the document data, a send/receive portion for transmitting the document data to different image forming... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090319443 - Image forming apparatus, billing amount determination method and billing system: An image forming apparatus that executes a job and determines a billing amount for the job depending on a parameter value given to a parameter that relates to the execution of the job, the image forming apparatus comprising: a storage that stores therein a first table and a second table,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090319445 - Ching-min huang system: The proposed new political system, C.-M. Huang System, is according to the concept of separation of powers.... Agent: Ching-min Huang
20090319446 - Resonance based sales system and method: The invention provides a resonance based sales system and method. The system comprises a skin care and/or cosmetic product including natural ingredients and a package configured for association with the product. The system further includes an engaging message associated with one or more of the product and the package, the... Agent: Mbm Intellectual Property Law LLP
20090319447 - Self-contained recycling collection system: A self-contained recycling collection system includes a product reception assembly configured to receive a recyclable product from a user. A remuneration assembly is configured to provide remuneration to the user upon receiving the recyclable product. A machine-emptiable storage assembly is configured to receive the recyclable product.... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090313034 - Generating dynamic energy transaction plans: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating a dynamic energy transaction plan to manage an electric vehicle charging transaction. The dynamic energy transaction planner generates a dynamic energy transaction plan based on the charging transaction information. The dynamic energy transaction plan comprises a first set of... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313033 - Generating energy transaction plans: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating an energy transaction plan to manage an electric vehicle charging transaction. The energy transaction planner identifies an electric vehicle associated with a charging station and a set of principals associated with a charging transaction for the electric vehicle. The... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313032 - Maintaining energy principal preferences for a vehicle by a remote preferences service: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for managing user preferences on remote computing device for utilization in electric vehicle charging transactions is provided. In one embodiment, in response to a determination that a set of preferences for an identified principal are available on a removable data... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313036 - Method and system for administering compliance with international shipping requirements: There are provided methods and systems for facilitating international shipment of goods that enable centralized control of both the establishment of and any changes to international shipping requirements. Users can conveniently query the system through remote terminals. Requirement information is provided in a user-useful and friendly manner including matrices of... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090313037 - Method and system for administering compliance with international shipping requirements: There are provided methods and systems for facilitating international shipment of goods that enable centralized control of both the establishment of and any changes to international shipping requirements. Users can conveniently query the system through remote terminals. Requirement information is provided in a user-useful and friendly manner including matrices of... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090313035 - Method and system for determining services pricing: A method of determining services pricing, the method comprising: a server receiving vehicle identification information from a user via a network connection, wherein the vehicle identification information indicates a vehicle type; the server receiving service type information from the user via the network connection, wherein the service type information indicates... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090313030 - Process and system for geographically optimizing the net disposable income of a user: A computer-based system and process optimize the net disposable income (NDI) of a user based on location. The user populates a profile with user values, and a report is generated containing an optimal geographic match. The match can include locations which minimize financial liabilities to the user, and/or which maximize... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090313031 - Systems and methods to sort listings of different types: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate the presentation of listings of different types as an ordered list. For example, subscription listings and pay for performance listings can be sorted into a mixed list to balance the protection of subscriptions for stable and long term revenue, and the presentation of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gt Attn: Patent Docketing
20090313043 - Connecting consumers with service providers: A request is received from a consumer of services to consult with a service provider having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider; an available service provider satisfying at least some of the attributes in the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090313042 - Fulfilling demand for particular blood group types: Disclosed is a registry for candidate transfusion donors, which invokes an inventory management policy to create and actively manage lists of candidate donors in order to minimize imbalances between demand and supply across multiple regions and across multiple categories of donors and recipients. Together with a genotyping laboratory, the registry... Agent: Eric P. Mirabel
20090313038 - Method for processing a link of time segments: A set of linked lists of time segments represent the actions of resources that are input of a time scheduling system. A system and method are described that operate on said linked list and that produce a solution that meets the constraints imposed by the actions of said resources. The... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090313041 - Personalized modeling system: A method, program storage device and system for developing a Personalized Modeling System (100) for an individual or group of individuals that automates the operation, customization and coordination of computer systems, software, products, services, data and/or devices.... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20090313039 - Pharmaceutical pricing method: This invention provides for innovative methods of pricing generic drugs. In a preferred embodiment, wholesale acquisition costs of identified comparable brand drugs for the generic drugs to be priced according to the invention are identified as comparable brand drug values. The comparable brand drug values are averaged to calculate a... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20090313040 - Process for facilitating the management of care: In a patient care process a human patient 2 is registered with a computer system 1. The system 1 records identity details for the patient 2 against a unique identifier. The system 1 receives information indicative of the health or other condition of the patient 2 and records such information... Agent: HallihanIPPartners, LLC
20090313049 - Apparatus and method for processing and/or providing healthcare information and/or healthcare-related information: An apparatus, including a processor which processes a request to access, obtain, change, alter, or modify, information contained in a provider's or payer's record or file, wherein the processor determines whether a requesting individual or entity is authorized to access, obtain, change, alter, or modify, information contained in the provider's... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20090313047 - Brain condition assessment: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for creating an indication of brain condition include: receiving first information concerning a person, the first information indicating presence or absence of markers for an aspect of an assessment performed for the person, the aspect occurring at least twice at respective... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090313048 - Clinical trials management system and method: Clinical trials are defined, managed and evaluated according to an overall end-to-end system. The central authority creates protocol meta-models and makes them available to clinical trial protocol designers. Each meta-model includes a short list of preliminary patient eligibility attributes which are appropriate for a particular disease category. The protocol designer... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090313044 - Flexible care plan methods and apparatuses: A care plan management system (10) includes storage (16) containing (i) care management-related content (14) and (ii) a patient care plan (21, 22, 23) including at least a schedule for presenting selected care management-related content. A user interface (31, 32, 33) is configured to receive and present care management-related content.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090313046 - Healthcare communication and workflow management system and method: A communication and workflow management system and method is provided for integrating a wide range of health care organization workflow management functions, generated by automated systems, manual and automated events associated with patients and staff interactions, through input-output devices such that requests and dispatch requests can be handled locally or... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
20090313045 - System and method for medical research and clinical trial: A system and methods for a network for medical research and clinical trials are provided. Methods and systems for setting-up a clinical trial have been disclosed. Methods and system for identifying and qualifying participants in a trial have also been disclosed. Methods and systems for the automatic collection, extraction, distribution... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20090313050 - Computer based system for pricing an index-offset deposit product: s
20090313051 - Liquid insurance contracts: A liquid insurance contract (LIC) comprises a security which is traded or tradable and which has cash flows to the issuer based upon a liability whose exact value is unknown at the time of issuance. A method for creating and trading these LICs, as well as other financial products derived... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20090313052 - System and method for managing tier-priced commodity transactions: Methods and systems for managing the sale of commodities, such as tier-priced commodities, are described. Risk is managed by bundling with the commodity a financial instrument designed to indemnify against the risks associated with purchasing the commodity. The financial instrument may be an insurance instrument, for example. In one embodiment,... Agent: Brandon N. Sklar. Esq. (patent Prosecution) Kaye Scholer, LLP
20090313054 - Graphical travel system for the internet: A graphical user interface for a travel system allows the beginning and end points to be selected, and then displays a line indicating the travel, and calculates fares.... Agent: Scott C Harris
20090313053 - Guest relationship management system: A method for implementing a guest profiling program that utilizes guest profiles, which. are developed and expanded by information gathered from various sources and managed in a central Guest Relationship Management System (GRMS). The GRMS is a web-architected internet application. The primary interface between the GRMS and hotel systems is... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20090313055 - Computer-based system and method for facilitating travel planning for a prospective traveler: A travel, e.g., honeymoon, planning system comprises a travel planning tool operative to provide a first set of at least one first travel information request to a first user and to receive a first set of at least one first travel information response from the first user; a match tool... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090313068 - Adaptive information & measurement system: A method, AND apparatus are described to accurately measure the delivery performance of a postal service using without external agents in the measurement process. The invention describes a system that measures the postal logistic automatically, and continuously. The basis for measurement are tag mail pieces that circulate continuously through the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090313064 - Delivery management system: On the other hand, a service base terminal 232 of the delivery service base where the item arrives is notified of personal information of the successful bidder. Accordingly, the item can be delivered from the delivery service base to the successful bidder even if personal information of the exhibitor is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090313069 - Identity verification systems and methods: Systems and methods are disclosed for verifying customer identifications. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, at a transaction gateway, a communication associated with a transaction initiated by a customer; determining the communication includes an identity verification request to verify encoded data obtained from an identification presented by the customer;... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090313071 - Information management and material for sterilization facilities: An automated system for management of information and distribution of materials associated with sterilization procedures includes a network server and client computers that communicate via a computer network. The client computers are distributed among sterilization facilities that require sterilization services. The network server exchanges a variety of information with the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090313070 - Managing access to job-specific information, applications, and physical locations: A method and storage medium for managing access to job-specific information, applications, and physical locations are provided. The method includes creating an employee record for a new employee. The employee record includes an employee ID, employee personal data, a job code, and administrative data. The method also includes transmitting a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090313061 - Methods and systems for evaluating the impact of consolidating print shops on inventory levels: In an embodiment, a system of evaluating an impact of consolidating a plurality of print shops on inventory levels may include a processor and a processor-readable storage medium in communication with the processor. The processor-readable storage medium may include one or more programming instructions for performing a method of evaluating... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090313063 - Methods and systems for evaluating the impact of migrating to a dynamic processing environment: In an embodiment, a method of evaluating an impact on inventory levels of migrating from a pre-processing environment to a dynamic processing environment may include identifying a plurality of form types to migrate from a pre-processing environment to a dynamic processing environment and identifying an inventory policy. For each identified... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090313056 - Performance metrics in renewals energy systems: Systems and methods are provided for collecting (200), aggregating (201), and analyzing data (202, 203) associated with the installation and deployment of systems. Energy systems, specifically renewable energy generating systems, are used as examples. The aggregated data (201) serve as the basis for a variety of services that improve the... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090313057 - Self-service user device manager: A central management system may manage a plurality of self-service user devices. A user or customer of a business entity operating one or more of the self-service user devices may place an order for a self-service user device, such as the sale of a new self-service user device, a remodel... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090313067 - System and method for business to business sales and marketing integration: A system for marketing and sales in a business-to-business environment is disclosed. The system includes a close integration of sales and marketing personnel of an organization maximize awareness of the organization in the minds of prospective customers and to be considered as a possible supplier when needs arise. This integration... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090313066 - System and method for determining trailing data adjustment factors: Timely projections of product sales for a reporting time period are obtained by combining actual sales data received from reporting stores and estimated sales data for non-reporting stores. The projections are adjusted to account for trailing data, which may be reported after the end of the subject time period.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090313059 - System and method for integrating issue tracking systems: Communication between a first issue tracking system and a second issue tracking system is provided. An integration platform is configured to translate an issue tracking ticket from a form recognizable by the first issue tracking system, which can be a component of a customer network, into a form recognizable by... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090313060 - System and method for personalized printing and facilitated delivery of personalized campaign items: A system, having a corresponding method, for personalized campaign printing and delivery of a printed campaign includes: a processor that stores and processes printing and delivery data and selects printers to execute the printing and shipping of campaign items requested by a plurality of users designing separate personalized campaign items... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090313062 - System and method for theme park line queue management: The present disclosure describes a method for managing theme park ride lines by providing an identifying device to a guest, the device configured to uniquely identify the guest, using the identifying device to ascertain an amount of time a guest spends at a predetermined location and reducing the amount of... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090313065 - System and tool for business driven management: A system/tool/service for a business driven management is described. A strategic alignment is determined for a plurality of services. Demand planning is driven in accordance with the strategic alignment. Program execution and value measurement is outputted in accordance with the demand planning. Program execution and value measurement is applied to... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090313058 - Tool, method and system for project management: The present invention relates to a method, a system and a tool for dynamically optimizing project management. The method, system and tool divide at least one project in sub-elements and define a plurality of paths, each path comprising at least one unit. They further define a plurality of amalgams corresponding... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090313072 - Computer-based vehicle order tracking system: A computer-implemented system for receiving a delivery estimated time of arrival (ETA) of an expected vehicle at a customer location is provided. The system comprises at least one customer system for receiving the ETA of the expected vehicle at the customer location from at least one tracking tool. The at... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090313073 - Method and apparatus for providing symbolic mode checking of business application requirements: A system and method for providing symbolic mode checking of business application requirements. A language allows for building a model for the business process, the model comprising a plurality of actions, with each action having a precondition and a postcondition or outcome. Specifications are constructed for the properties of the... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090313076 - Arranging remote engagements: A request is received from a consumer for an electronic, real-time communication with a medical service provider; the availability of the medical service provider is assessed; if the medical service provider is not immediately available, a first scheduling option including waiting in queue and a second scheduling option including an... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090313077 - Consumer initiated, service provider direct dispatching system: A customer originated and directed dispatching system to provide direct coordination of requested service to service providers without the need for intermediary dispatching assistance. A database stores records each documenting needed services and customer and service provider profiles. Processing circuitry (which may be one or several networked computers) performs a... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090313074 - Enhanced viewing/updating of calendar entries based upon relationships between a viewer and a calendar owner and a relative importance value of the calendar entries: A calendar of a calendar owner can be identified. The calendar can include at least one calendar entry. Each calendar entry can be associated with access restrictions specific to the entry and/or a type associated with the entry. An attempt from a non-owner to access the calendar of the owner... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20090313078 - Hybrid human/computer image processing method: There is provided a hybrid human/computing arrangement which advantageously involves humans in the process of scrutinizing video image frames and processing said video image frames to detect and characterize objects of interest while ignoring other features of said image frame. The invention overcomes the problems of missed and false detections... Agent: Milan M. Popovich
20090313079 - Managing access rights using projects: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to managing access rights. In aspects, projects may be created from templates. The projects indicate one or more roles and one or more resources. The roles indicate access rights of entities associated with the roles. The projects may include events at which... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313080 - Online installation scheduling system and method for cable services: A system and method for creating, scheduling, and managing time slots for installation appointments. Embodiments of the present invention permit a trading partner to offer a customer the ability to schedule installation of cable services on-line. A cable operator maintains an inventory of time slots. One or more time slots... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20090313075 - System and method for adaptive scheduling: A method and computer program product for receiving a scheduling request for a specified time slot. An acceptance of the scheduling request is received. One or more additional time slots associated with the specified time slot are scheduled.... Agent: Holland & Knight
20090313081 - Computer implemented systems and methods for start-up, calibration and troubleshooting of an installed renewable energy system: Systems and methods are provided for collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data associated with the installation and deployment of systems. Energy systems, (500) specifically renewable energy generation systems, are used as examples. The aggregated data serve as the basis for a variety of services that improve the system performance, improve the... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090313085 - Interactive product evaluation and service within a virtual universe: An approach that provides interactive product evaluation and service within a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an evaluation indicating component that is configured to permit an owner of a virtual universe product to indicate a desire to have at least one avatar in the virtual universe... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090313092 - Method and apparatus for collecting and providing viewer feedback to a broadcast: The present invention provides an improved method and apparatus to collect and provide viewer feedback to broadcasts. According to one aspect of the present invention, a rating is generated for a broadcast by a server system. The rating is based at least in part on viewer feedback to the broadcast,... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20090313082 - Method and apparatus for collecting information about targeted behavior on the internet: A method and apparatus are provided for collecting information about targeted behavior on the Internet. In one example, the method includes sending an offer to participate in a tracking program to a user computer, receiving an acceptance of the offer to participate from the user computer, sending a software code... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090313091 - Method and apparatus for providing symbolic mode checking of business application requirements: A system and method for providing symbolic mode checking of business application requirements. A language allows for building a model for the business process, the model comprising a plurality of actions, with each action having a precondition and a postcondition or outcome. Specifications are constructed for the properties of the... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090313087 - Method for optimizing net present value of a cross-selling marketing campaign: The present invention applies a novel iterative algorithm to the problem of multidimensional optimization by supplying a strict, nonlinear mathematical solution to what has traditionally been treated as a linear multidimensional problem. The process consists of randomly selecting a statistically significant sample of a prospect list, calculating the value of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090313088 - Patriotic american shopping network: Variants of the invention are directed to Internet-based shopping networks which provide information to consumers who desire to purchase locally-produced or locally-manufactured products or services. In one variant, an Internet-based shopping network utilizes a website home page to interface with consumers. The website home page may include consumer-oriented components such... Agent: Law Office Of Michael D. Eisenberg Intellectual Property Law
20090313083 - Renewable energy calculator: A calculator or system for evaluating renewable energies in various geospatial areas or regions and for targeting potential buyers. The calculator may have a financial model which has inputs of renewable energy data by region including respective energy outputs and monetary values. The inputs may also include financial information related... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090313090 - Resolving demand and supply imbalances: A storage medium for resolving demand and supply imbalances is provided. The storage medium includes machine-readable computer program code and instructions for causing a computer to implement a method. The method includes identifying an excess component inventory liability or constraint in supply capability for an end product by matching current... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090313089 - System of acquiring shopper insights and influencing shopper purchase decisions: Systems herein relate to acquiring shopper insights from home product use and influencing shoppers to make additional future purchases of products. Further, the invention relates to electronically communicating with the shopper at the second moment of truth to provide the shopper with one or more influential messages including, but not... Agent: Theodore P. Cummings, Attorney At Law
20090313086 - User recommendation method and recorded medium storing program for implementing the method: A method of recommendation to a user is disclosed. In the method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a recommendation system recommends a product to a user of an e-commerce site, which sells the product through the Internet. The method can include: collecting user behavior information of... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090313084 - User selectable game information associated with an asset: Systems, apparatus and methods for interacting with a virtual world being displayed on a video display are described. The virtual world includes user selectable tagged images. The tagged images are related to an asset and can include a redemption feature that can be used when acquiring the asset. A user... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090313093 - Optimizing greenness: A greenness metric is obtained for a plurality of services. The greenness metric of each of the plurality of services are compared. One or more services are determined from the plurality of services based at least in part upon the greenness metric for each of the plurality of services.... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090313094 - Method and system for increasing voter participation in elections: A method of providing election information includes receiving voter profile information from a voter, associating a personal identifier with at least a portion of the voter profile information, determining at least one voting classification information based on at least a portion of the voter profile information and at least one... Agent: Cardinal Law Group, LLC
20090313095 - collective transportation system and process: The object of the invention is a process and a global system for the transportation of people using shared individual vehicles, where multiple vehicles (5) are put to the disposition of a population of users for the purpose of commuting within a territory equipped with multiple parking structures (T) with... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090313096 - Automatic toll collection system without requiring vehicle classification unit: An automatic toll collection system has: a camera for taking a picture of a vehicle which enters a traffic lane of a toll gate; a reading unit for reading vehicle type information and number plate information from a recording medium provided from the vehicle in the traffic lane; a matching... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090313098 - Network based energy preference service for managing electric vehicle charging preferences: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product is provided for managing network based preferences associated with charging transactions for electric vehicles. The network based energy preference service receives an identification of a principal associated with a first computing device using a network connection. The network based energy... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313097 - System and method for advertisers to bid on distributing ads to telephone calling parties: A system and method of advertising to telephones may include enabling an advertiser to submit a bid for airtime to present an advertisement to callers who call one or more telephone numbers. A bid may be received from the advertiser to advertise to callers who place calls to the one... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090313099 - Messaging system and method: A messaging method using a mobile user terminal, the method including the steps of: creating, at the mobile user terminal, at least one graphical messaging symbol adapted to convey a meaning to a message recipient; preparing message content including at least one of the created graphical messaging symbols using the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090313103 - Electric vehicle charging transaction interface for managing electric vehicle charging transactions: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing an electric vehicle charging transaction. A set of principals associated with the electric vehicle charging transaction is identified. Electric vehicle charging information is retrieved from a set of sources. An energy transaction plan is generated using the electric vehicle... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313104 - Managing incentives for electric vehicle charging transactions: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for automatically managing incentives associated with an electric vehicle charging transaction is provided. Incentives are received from a set of sources to form received incentives, by an incentive service. Applicable incentives are selected from the received incentives based on an identification... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313102 - Peer to peer social networking: Accessing data through a social network. User input may be received at a node in a social network requesting access to data or requesting a search for data. The node includes data for an entity. In some embodiments, the entity controls the data at the node exclusive of centralized control... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090313101 - Processing receipt received in set of communications: Receipts may be received at a location that a customer normally uses to receive electronic correspondence, such as an e-mail address, an instant messaging address, etc. Among the items that are sent to that location, those items that contain a receipt may be identified. The identified receipts, or information extracted... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313105 - System and method for a mobile voucher: A mobile voucher apparatus for administrating mobile vouchers redeemable at a Point-of Sale, the mobile voucher apparatus comprising: a module for acquiring a plurality of prepaid card accounts, unallocated to cardholders; a processor for associating a card account with a mobile device number; a transceiver for sending a mobile voucher... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20090313106 - System and method for granting promotional rewards to both customers and non-customers: Systems and methods of attracting and retaining customers of a Banking institution through an incentive program is disclosed, comprising: operating a promotional program, comprising the dispensing of a indicia redeemable for a prize, and wherein the dispensing of the indicia is accomplished through the use of an automated teller machine... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090313100 - System and method for previewing search results: An improved system and method for previewing search results from a search query is provided. A search results page may provide a preview link selectable by a user to preview text on pages of a website that include terms in the search query. A user may select a preview link... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20090313108 - Transaction card system and approach: A deferred-type payment approach facilitates transaction card management and processing. According to an example embodiment, a user's transaction card purchases are authorized against a purchase limit associated with a consideration-bearing (e.g., interest-bearing) account. The purchases are tracked and, at the end of a billing cycle, provided to the user via... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090313107 - Universal discount chip (udc): A Universal Discount Chip (UDC) is a coding devise placed upon a credit card or a debit card offered by an issuing bank and enabling the card holder to obtain discounts from any and all participating manufacturers, retailers or (hereinafter referred to as “Merchants”) by presenting and scanning the card... Agent: Terri D. Austin
20090313109 - System and method for offering and fulfilling situation-based, location specific rewards and offers to mobile-oriented consumers: A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for advertising and completing a transaction using a credit card or a debit card. The method includes receiving situation information at a device, based on the situation information, transmitting an advertisement to the device, associating an advertisement with an identification card such... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090313110 - Method and system for supporting selection of reward program: A method for supporting a member in selecting one of reward programs includes providing a database storing item information that indicates, for each item, a name, and a reward program awarding a reward point, presenting the item information to the member, storing, in a multiple-service card, for each member, selected... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090313111 - Track impression of advertisement upon memory: Oftentimes users can be exposed to media content such as advertisements while in a non-connective state. Advertisement providers can desire to obtain information related to the exposure and users can be rewarded for the exposure. Therefore, a record can be retained related to advertisement exposure and the record can be... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090313112 - Cookware recycling process: A method for performing a redemption transaction involves purchasing of new retail cookware, sending used/recyclable cookware to a vender-designated recycling facility, and forwarding a customer bonus item in exchange for the recyclable cookware. The recyclable cookware can be returned in the new cookware retail packaging. The consumer accesses a vender... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC
20090313113 - Business method and process for commercial establishments to advertise directly into proprietary closed circuit networks: The present business method transparently embeds advertisements into client browser displays at the edge of the Internet. A closed system of locally owned businesses makes up a network of publication points. The business method uses a simple single page “dashboard” interface to select and publish ad campaigns directly into one... Agent: Thomas A. Dye
20090313114 - Method and system for location based distribution of content on the internet: The invention allows web servers to take into account the geographic location of users at the time of their connection to the internet, and thus adapt and differentiate the content that is forwarded to the users based on this information. The invention permits this by enabling ISPs to identify the... Agent: Skokos Law Group, LLC
20090313115 - Sponsored search data structure: A system that facilitates selecting advertisements that match a search query is described herein. The system includes a search query receiver component that receives a search query including keywords. The system also includes a match component that uses an associative data structure to identify in the associative data structure one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313116 - Distributed content exchange and presentation system: An Internet-oriented advertising exchange controller presents website content in a plurality of frames as well as support search criteria and other flexible forms of inventory formatting and delivery. Applications include Internet protocol request coordination or relay, cooperative frame based or interstitial advertising, and support for a local search or dataless... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090313118 - Access router, dhcp server, router advertisement transmitting system, method for router advertisement transmitting system, anchor router and program: When terminals needing different IP configuration information are mixed under the same link, it is necessary to individually transmit a router advertisement to each of the terminals. By including means for transmitting the router advertisement to a solicited-node multicast address, and means for assigning an IP address corresponding to the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20090313119 - Method for increasing the availability of capital for the production of future goods, services and achievements: A commercial exchange platform, adapted to showcase and promote transactions of wares, services, entitlements or future personal achievements, comprising: at least one computer processing unit, at least one networked database incorporating a means for registering user details and at least one computer memory means for storing details regarding the registered... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090313117 - Targeted advertising: Embodiments of methods, systems or devices for enabling targeted advertising of goods and services are disclosed.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20090313120 - Goal-based front end buying of radio advertisements: Various aspects can be implemented for automated booking of advertising campaigns. One aspect can be a method that includes receiving information relating to a broadcast advertising campaign such as a marketing objective and a target audience, obtaining market data for one or more broadcasters in one or more broadcast advertising... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090313122 - Method and apparatus to control playback in a download-and-view video on demand system: Rules concerning whether or not to insert advertisement and/or allow trick mode capabilities during playback of locally stored content downloaded from a content provider's or a VOD service providers server are communicated to the client device and may be specified by a variety of mechanisms including a Web-page based tool... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090313121 - System and method for marketing vehicles residing on a dealership lot: An electronic system (30) includes several computers (32, 34, 36, 40) in data communication with one another. An electronic window sticker computer (EWS) (32) resides at each vehicle (28) on a dealership lot (22). The EWS computers (32) communicate with the remainder of the system (30) through an RF network... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20090313123 - System and method to shop by brands using an internet or online portal: A system and method allow a user to shop by brands using an Internet or online portal to search for and to find information on the Internet, to search for and find brand products, to search for the Internet Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses of businesses with the expectation of... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090313124 - Street-level routing: A system and method for providing a street route to a user. A server communicates with a user and a routing engine. Database includes spherical photographic images, street vectors, and parcel coordinates. User gives start and end addresses and requests a route. Start and end addresses are sent to routing... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20090313125 - Product providing apparatus, display apparatus, and method for providing gui using the same: A product providing apparatus and display apparatus, and a method for providing a GUI using the same are provided. The product providing apparatus includes a display unit, a collecting unit and a control unit which controls an image based on user characteristic information to be displayed.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090313126 - Layerable auction mechanisms: Described herein is a method for executing a positional auction. The method includes acts of receiving a keyword and executing at least one multi-item single unit demand auction and at least one single-item auction, wherein a plurality of bidders submit bids in the at least one multi-item single unit demand... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313127 - System and method for using contextual sections of web page content for serving advertisements in online advertising: An improved system and method for using contextual sections of web page content for serving advertisements in online advertising is provided. A publisher may use a tool to identify sections of a web page that represent content to be used in contextual advertising. When rendered by a web browser, content... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20090313128 - Patronage incentive saving system and method for retail businesses: A method of doing business in a retail environment employs a patronage incentive system incorporating a rounding up saving software program which provides a customer making a purchase at a point-of-sale terminal of participating retailers with an option to round up the price of purchase to the nearest dollar (or... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090313130 - Credit card signature inspection system and method capable of enhancing security for transaction: A credit card signature inspection system includes a card-sliding device and a credit card server. The card-sliding device produces a signature authentication request including credit card data and produces a bill to be signed. The credit card server includes a credit card database pre-stored with data of credit cards. Data... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090313129 - System and method for verifying user identity information in financial transactions: A system and method for verifying a user's identity during a point-of-sale transaction are provided. The system and method provide for applying for, receiving and verifying a financial services provider card; providing a plurality of requested biometric identification data to a financial services provider; uploading the plurality of biometric identification... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090313131 - Systems and/or methods for simplifying payment systems, and payment instruments implementing the same: The exemplary embodiments described herein relate to systems and/or methods for simplifying payment systems, and payment instruments implementing the same. In particular, certain exemplary embodiments relate to a single payment device (e.g., a card) with multiple magnetic strips, a single payment device being linked to multiple accounts, a single payment... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090313132 - Handling payment receipts with a receipt store: A receipt store may be provided as a service. Electronic payment receipts generated in any type of transaction may be delivered to the receipt store. A customer may subscribe to a particular receipt store, to be used as a repository for that customer's receipts. The customer may carry a device... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313133 - Auction system, information processing device, information processing method, recording medium, and program: There is disclosed an auction system provided with idea information storing means, estimate information storing means, auction information storing means, a process of creating data of cumulative total classified by bid price versus sales by processing product calculation of cumulative total for every bid price, which is obtained by a... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20090313135 - Method and system for performing transactions on multimedia streams being produced over a chain of contributing producers: Method for performing transactions on multimedia streams being produced over a chain of contributing producers in a ICT network environment, wherein for every transaction from one party to another party a target multimedia stream is generated with a number of contributing streams, wherein for every intended transaction of a target... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090313134 - Recovery of transaction information: Online transaction processing over a communication network involves receiving a transaction input comprising an authorization request message for a transaction conducted over a communication network between a consumer and a merchant using a portable consumer device having a memory, wherein the authorization request message contains data comprising a transaction total... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090313136 - Stateless methods for resource hiding and access control support based on uri encryption: An apparatus and method are disclosed for enabling controlled access to resources at a resource provider server. The invention may encrypt or decrypt a portion of a uniform resource identifier (URI), according to a stateless method for hiding resources and/or providing access control support. Upon receipt of a URI having... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20090313141 - Method, apparatus and program for providing preview images, and system for providing objects with images thereon: A preview image providing method for providing a preview image of an object having an image thereon includes the steps of: estimating the user's needs from information unique to the user; determining an image and an object based on the results of estimation; and providing a preview image of the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090313138 - Method, system and apparatus for display of contact information on communication device: Present invention discloses a method, system, and apparatus for display of contact information on communication device. It comprises of first product database containing seller information, seller product information, and product location; second product database containing buyer product request; first application in mobile device having means to determine mobile device location... Agent: Nitesh Ratnakar
20090313139 - Product providing apparatus and method for providing gui using the same: A product providing apparatus and a method for providing a GUI using the same are provided. The product providing apparatus includes a display unit, a payment unit, and a control unit which determines the form of payment and controls images corresponding to products to be displayed. Therefore, it is possible... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090313140 - System and method for creating individualized product and color palettes: A system and method for creating individualized color and product palettes for fabrication and sales of window coverings. The system includes a unique product palette processor interacting with a product palette database to specify requested goods in terms of a manufacturer product design palette when an order is created using... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090313137 - Trading system based on display of information on goods or services: A trading system based on display of information, by which a customer may to access information on broad goods or services, and trade with a treating company directly or through an intermediate company, based on the information. The trading system based on display of information on a goods or services,... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg
20090313143 - Delivery payment systems: Various embodiments of the invention are directed to computer systems for facilitating payment for an item that is sent from a consignor to a consignee. In particular embodiments, the computer system facilitates an automatic, electronic transfer of payment for the item at a designated time that, for example, may be... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090313142 - Information providing device, computer-readable recording medium, and store system: An information terminal displays a coordinate screen acquired from a coordinate database on a liquid crystal display, acquires data of an article code of clothes coordinated in the coordinate image from the coordinate database, acquires data of inventory status and display status associated with the acquired article code from an... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090313145 - Allocating carbon offsets for printing tasks: Methods, services, program products and devices are provided for correlating carbon offsetting and printing. Methods comprise a requester initiating a print job on a printing device; analyzing the print job; identifying at least one print job metric relevant to the print job as a function of the analyzing, the metric... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.
20090313147 - Alternative payment implementation for electronic retailers: A method of processing a transaction between a merchant and a buyer over a communication network is provided. The transaction is processed using one of a plurality of alternative payment options and each of the alternative payment options are provided by one of a plurality of alternative payment providers. Each... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090313149 - Budgetary ledger: A system and method for maintaining budget related transactions in a financial management system. A financial management system may include a general ledger to maintain account balances and a budgetary ledger to maintain account balances only for budget related transactions. The budgetary ledger may generate a budgetary ledger document, which... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090313144 - Limited risk wagering environment: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for rendering returns to users on an online platform. The online platform allows users to wager stakes for an event. The wagered stakes are pooled in a combined pot. Stake groups of users are created based on predetermined outcomes of the... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20090313146 - Private sector coin consortium: Apparatus and methods for distributing coins in a coin distribution system. Coins may be distributed among members of a coin consortium. Coins may be shipped from a first coin consortium member to a second coin consortium member based on a requirement to adjust a first coin inventory of the first... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090313148 - System for handling network transactions: The present invention relates to a method of enabling a computer network transaction for a product being purchased by a buyer from a seller, comprising the steps of generating a once-only transaction identification means associated with the transaction, providing the transaction identification means to a transaction acquirer, together with a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090313155 - Data charging system, content generator, data charging apparatus, and data charging method: The present invention is directed to a system and method of charging the user for his/her use of digital contents in an easy and reliable manner. More particularly, the present invention provides a server machine 16 generates digital contents and supplies them to a client machine 10. When it receives... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090313154 - Job execution apparatus, billing and refunding method thereof and recording medium: A job execution apparatus having the function of billing and refunding by electronic money, determines before job execution, an amount of money required for job execution, and bills before job execution, the determined amount of money to a payment medium having the payment function, which is set to a billing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090313150 - Methods associated with projection billing: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are associated with billing one or more fees that are related to projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090313151 - Methods associated with projection system billing: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are associated with billing one or more fees that are related to projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090313152 - Systems associated with projection billing: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are associated with billing one or more fees that are related to projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090313153 - Systems associated with projection system billing: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are associated with billing one or more fees that are related to projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090313156 - Adaptive daily spending limits: A computer-implemented system and method are provided for adapting the spending limit of a debit instrument in a networked computer system, particularly a daily spending limit. The method comprises determining or receiving notification of whether an electronic request to approve a debit instrument transaction was declined for exceeding a withdrawl... Agent: Wells Fargo C/o K& L Gates
20090313159 - Document processing system using full image scanning: A system for tracking currency bills comprises a currency scanning device. The scanning device includes a sensor that retrieves currency identification characteristic information of each bill processed. The currency identification characteristic information permits the unique identification of each bill processed. The system further comprises a customer identification means and means... Agent: Cummins-allison Corp. C/o Nixon Peabody LLP
20090313158 - Online closing system and method: A system and method for processor-enabled interactive real estate deals, the system comprising storing, on one or more processor readable media that are operatively coupled to one or more processors. The database includes electronic deal information including information representing at least one real estate transaction, buyer information representing at least... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090313157 - Systems and methods for general aggregation of characteristics and key figures: Computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer programs product are provided for automated generic and parallel aggregation of characteristics and key figures of unsorted mass data being of specific economic interest, particularly associated with financial institutions, and with financial affairs in banking practice. The parallel aggregation may reduce the amount of... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090313179 - Computer implemented and/or assisted methods and systems for detecting, tracking and responding to toxic, or likely toxic, orders in an equities order flow using toxicity and/or profit analyzers: Methods and systems are provided which enable equities broker-dealers to execute an equity trade order while simultaneously eliminating (or at least reducing) exposure to the negative consequences associated with toxic (or likely toxic) orders in the equities market. By using toxicity and/or profit analyzers, for example, to detect, track and... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20090313176 - Fund transaction platform and method of autonomous interest rates of capital pool: A fund transaction method of autonomous interest rates of a capital pool is applied in a fund transaction platform. A clearing member applies to join the fund transaction platform. A fund flow and an information flow are established between the fund transaction platform and the clearing member. A customer of... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090313178 - Hedging exchange traded mutual fund or other porfolio basket products: A system for pricing and/or determining a basket of financial instruments for hedging investment risk in actively managed traded funds is described. The system uses a trusted computer system and includes a computer storage medium storing a computer program product. The product determines a basket of hedging instruments by applying... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20090313175 - System and method for exposure management: A system, method, and computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon to implement a method for risk exposure management allowing an exposure record to influence one or more risk exposures. In an embodiment, an exposure record is received, at least one data element of the received exposure record being mapped to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090313177 - System for determining and balancing actual asset allocation: A system for determining and balancing actual asset allocation including a server, software executing on the server for receiving asset data pertaining to amounts of each of a plurality of assets owned by a client, wherein a portion of the assets are divisible assets, software for receiving a desired asset... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090313180 - System, method and framework for generating scenarios: System, method and framework for generating scenarios used in risk management applications. The present invention is based on a generic framework that provides levels of abstraction, segregates risk factors and models, and structures a scenario generation process. In one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a framework for... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090313160 - Hardware accelerated exchange order routing appliance: A system for processing a trading order message comprises a hardware device logically linked to a general purpose processor. The hardware device comprises multiple exchange line handlers each of which is associated with a market exchange, multiple parsing modules each of which is associated with one of the exchange line... Agent: King & Spalding
20090313161 - System and method for electronic trading and delivery of a commoditized product: The present invention provides a system and method for trading of a commoditized product through a distributed network of computers, and for delivering the commoditized products after the trade. The system includes an order matching routine, a payment routine, a product qualification routine, and a distribution routine. The invention provides... Agent: Dechert LLP
20090313162 - Utilizing cash flow contracts and physical collateral for energy-related clearing and credit enhancement platforms: In accordance with the present invention, a financial instrument for the energy market is created. The financial instrument comprises a derivative instrument related to accounts receivable or accounts payable or both. In a preferred embodiment, the derivative instrument normally consists of two sets of linked swaps. In the first set,... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090313163 - Credit line optimization: In a system for assigning a credit line to a credit card application, the system receives a plurality of credit card applications each having applicant information. For each application, the system retrieves credit bureau information. The applicant information and the credit bureau information are used to model the likely behavior... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20090313164 - Method of establishing an endogenous futures market for pollutant emission fees: The method of reducing emissions of a pollutant by relying on a novel endogenous futures market to set the pollutant emission fees. The individual marginal cost (m1) is known by actors, companies, individuals or actors for reducing one emission unit of the pollutant. The current market rate of the futures... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)
20090313165 - Transaction authorisation system & method: A transaction authorisation system for allowing a customer to authorise transactions relating to an institution account, the system including a data storage for enabling access to identification data associated with the customer and a remote communication device (RCD) of the customer, and security identifier data associating the customer account with... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090313166 - Method and system for facilitating fundraising via a communication network: A funding facilitator hosts a web site that allows an entity seeking funding to create a funding request and either forward the request to preselected individuals, or entities, or make the request publicly available. If a potential funder wishes to contribute, it establishes an account and login credentials with the... Agent: John Doughty
20090313167 - Systems for electronic deposit of financial instruments and associated methods: Aspects of the present invention are directed to embodiments that include system and methods for electronic deposit of a financial instrument. In one embodiment the system and method are configured to receive a financial transaction document associated with a user, wherein the financial transaction document is received at a location... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090313168 - System and method for authorizing financial transactions with online merchants: A system for authorizing a financial transaction of a financial presentation device such as a credit or debit card being presented from a customer to an online merchant. The system includes a peripheral device having a processor configured to generate a dynamic verification value for the card which changes for... Agent: Afs/ Visa
20090313170 - Agent for medical image transmission: A downloadable agent facilitates medical image transmission in accordance with a clinical trial protocol. The agent includes program code for obtaining or receiving a medical image from a computer storage device or a DICOM-compliant diagnostic instrument, program code for accepting textual information about the patient or medical image and associating... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20090313169 - Products and processes for utilizing order data and related data: In an embodiment, an apparatus comprises a processor, and a memory that stores a program. The program, when executed by the processor, directs the processor to perform a method including the following steps: receiving an encrypted query, in which the query indicates at least one security, and at least one... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090313171 - Electronic transaction verification: Product registration of an electronic good (e.g., software) over the telephone is made easier by reducing the length of code that is communicated to the electronic good provider (e.g., software provider). More particularly, an electronic goods provider provides a product ID comprising a message and digital signature to a client... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313172 - Method and system for linking an anonymous electronic trade order to an identity of a trader: A method for automatically linking an anonymous electronic trade order having an order quantity (q) to an identity of a trader by providing an identity marker (s) of the trader; embedding the identity marker (s) by splitting the anonymous trade order into a number (n) of trade orders each having... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090313174 - Approving energy transaction plans associated with electric vehicles: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for approving energy transaction plans for managing electric vehicle charging transactions. In one embodiment, an energy transaction plan and an identification of a set of principals associated with the energy transaction plan are received from an energy transaction planner. In response... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090313173 - Dynamic negotiation system: The present invention is a software-based dynamic negotiation system that walks an individual or team through a preparation process so they are prepared to enter negotiations. To accomplish this goal, the system solicits feedback from key stakeholders and completes conjoint analysis to understand how team members weigh particular issues and... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20090313181 - System and method for international partner collaboration: A system and associated method for gathering data necessary for exchanging a product between at least two partners. Each partner in said at least two partners resides in a different country. The method provides for gathering information regarding the product being exchanged and more specifically a delivery location, a returning... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090313182 - Mail transportation processing: The present teachings described herein pertain to mail preparation systems, and more specifically to the processing of mailings to obtain destination entry discounts. The teachings herein also pertain to the processing of mailings by various document processing systems, such as sorters, inserters or vision systems attached to document processing systems,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090313184 - Method of community service and disaster relief: A method of community service includes the steps of establishing a network of structures holding emergency relief supplies in anticipation of a possible disaster, equipping the structures with electronic display devices and displaying an emergency message on the electronic display devices in event of an actual disaster.... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20090313185 - Method of marketing a product: A marketing method includes the steps of acquiring site placement rights from retailers of a product at different locations, providing staging structures for the product at those different locations and promoting sales of the product by transmitting promotional information about the product over a radio frequency at the different locations.... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20090313183 - Method of reducing product distribution costs: A method for reducing product distribution costs includes the steps of acquiring a site placement right for a product staging structure from a retailer of the product, placing a product staging structure at the site, storing product in the product staging structure and reducing product distribution costs by delivering more... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20090313186 - Method of staging product: A method of promoting a product includes steps of placing a storage structure adjacent a retailer of the product, staging the product in the storage structure and advertising the product on the storage structure.... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090307005 - Apparatus for improved sortation and delivery point processing of military mail: The invention seeks to improve the effectiveness of sortation and delivery point processing of military mail on behalf of the U.S. military. A method for distributing military mail includes the steps of compiling military unit and associated delivery code information into a computer searchable military address management system database which... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090306999 - Conversational parallelism for message processing: A system and method for processing messages in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is provided. A processing service generates a snapshot of a message queue, which contains a plurality of messages to be processed by the ERP system. Each message has an associated conversation, identified by a unique combination... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090307001 - Crm client architecture conducive to interaction with other applications executing in the same client system: A CRM client architecture conducive to interaction with other applications executing in a same client system. In an embodiment, an agent is displayed a toolbar in response to an incoming contact from a CRM server, and the user can select one of the options based on the buttons contained in... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20090306998 - Desktop access from within a virtual universe: An approach that provides desktop access from within a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is a desktop invocation component configured to invoke a client computer desktop from within a virtual universe in response to receiving a request to access the client computer desktop from within the virtual... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090307000 - Method and system for globally monitoring aircraft components: A method for monitoring information of at least one unemployed aircraft components includes monitoring information relating to each of the unemployed aircraft components, transmitting the information from each location of each the unemployed aircraft components to a remotely located central control, and collecting the information in a computer-readable medium associated... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20090307004 - Method and system for mentored creation of a patent application: A computer implemented method for creating a patent application includes presenting a user with a questionnaire comprising at least one question relating to an invention and receiving answers to the questionnaire. The method also includes conducting a search based on the answers to the questionnaire and creating a preliminary search... Agent: Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.
20090306996 - Rating computation on social networks: A social network may be used to determine a rating of a user with no prior history. The ratings for unrated nodes may be inferred from the existing ratings of users associated with the unrated node in either or both the underlying social network or other social networks. Additionally in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307003 - Social advertisement network: Activity systems and methods for social networks are provided in which user activities are gathered and matched with advertisers and/or publishers and displayed by publishers. Paid links or units can also be attached to these displayed user activities to provide revenue to the user, advertiser and/or publisher. The gathering and... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20090306995 - System and method for automated testing of complicated dialog systems: Embodiments of an automated dialog system testing method and component are described. This automated testing method and system supplements real human-based testing with simulated user input and incorporates a set of evaluation measures that focus on three basic aspects of task-oriented dialog systems, namely, understanding ability, efficiency, and the appropriateness... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090307002 - System and method for communicating targeted health related data: The present invention provides a system and a method for communicating targeted health related data. The method includes targeting the consumers with an advertisement content and registering the consumers upon the selection of the advertisement. The registering includes capturing and storing the personal profile and health related data of the... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20090306997 - System and method for regulating fuel transactions: A method and system for regulating fuel transactions is provided. Fuel consumption data may be received corresponding to a first and second vehicle location. The difference between the first and second fuel consumption is determined to obtain an overall or combined fuel consumption value. In some examples, the fuel consumption... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090307008 - Blood infusion management system and method: An blood infusion management system is described, including a scanner, a processor, and a display. The scanner derives scan data from a patient identifier and individual blood units and provides the scan data to the processor. The processor evaluates the scan data to ensure that the blood units match the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090307010 - Method and system for automatically associating an assessor with a medical assessment task: In a method and system for automated association of an assessor with an assessment task (in particular an evaluation of an image data set) an assessor database is used that contains assessors as well as selection information associated with assessors and task information associated with assessment tasks. A medical assessment... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090307007 - Method and system for developing and delivering a therapeutic meal plan program: A system and method develops a customized meal plan for a patient based on a chemotherapy treatment regimen for the patient and delivers the corresponding food items of the meal plan to the patient. The customized meal plan is designed to mitigate the physical effects and nutritional losses associated with... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090307006 - Method of collaborative evaluation infrastructure to assess the quality of healthcare clnical decision actors: A voting system employing individual healthcare actors is described wherein votes representing the relation between target measurements and actual measurements are aggregated and used to determine treatment of patients.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090307009 - Widget associated with networking platform: Systems and methods for enabling caregivers to communicate with care-receivers and share information and data are described. The care-receiver may use a family-oriented networking platform as it provides an easy and intuitive way to stay in touch with their families and healthcare professionals. The objective of the present invention is... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090307017 - Apparel and textile insurance system and method: In an embodiment, a system and method is provided for a processor to manage an apparel and textile item insurance policy. At least one database stored on processor enabled media includes electronic apparel information and electronic policy information. The electronic apparel information represents at least one apparel or textile item,... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090307013 - Data tag creation from a physical item data record to be attached to a physical item: A item data management server having the capability to create a data tag from a physical item data record, where the physical item data record is based upon a physical item in the control of a user. The data tag creation facilitates the identification, maintenance and upkeep of the inventory... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090307012 - Device for automatically processing and monitoring dangerous events: Proposed is a system (80) and method for single-stage and/or multi-stage damage coverage systems (80) for transport means devices (41), wherein by means of an extrapolation module (13) of the central unit (10), backing amount parameters and/or compensation parameters of accumulable damage risks of a specifiable future time interval are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090307011 - Method of adjusting an insurance premium: The present invention broadly provides an improved method (20) of adjusting, with the aid of a digital computer, an insurance premium charged by a payor to a customer so as to correlate more closely with the expected claims of that customer during a policy period. The improved method broadly includes... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090307014 - Method of appraising and insuring intellectual property: Methods are disclosed for using computers, computer programs, algorithms and computer networks and communications hardware and protocols to appraise the value of assets as well as protecting asset owners from the risk that other entities will value those assets differently. The methods disclosed include: Supplementing traditional valuation methods with other... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090307015 - System and method of managing an insurance scheme: A system for managing an insurance scheme includes an event module for defining at least one insured event for an insured person. A calculation module calculates at least one benefit to be paid out on the occurrence of the at least one insured event wherein the amount of the at... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090307016 - Variable annuity with a guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit based on an external index: Products, methods and system for guaranteeing the minimum accumulation benefit of an investment account owned by an entity are described. The steps of the guarantee include determining an external index or method to use to calculate the guarantee at the end of the defined investment period; allowing the owner of... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090307019 - Method of booking hotel reservations: The present invention is a method for collecting same day hotel room availability based on unsold rooms or same day cancellations, and creating a database containing this information, wherein said database is then accessed over the internet by a website and searched by hotels, corporations or individuals looking to book... Agent: Nicholas P. Chiara, Esq. Hedman & Costigan, P.C.
20090307020 - Systems and method of managing an inventory of service resources: In a method of managing an inventory of service resources, a plurality of criteria characterize service resources. The inventory of service resources is divided, based on the criteria, into plural elements, each comprising an exclusive subset of the service resources sharing common criteria. A plurality of groups is also created.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090307018 - Systems and methods to present search results of business listings: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate the presentation of listings according to levels of user interest in the listings. For example, statistics generated from tracking user interactions with the listings and/or other parameters can be used to measure or estimate a level of current user interest in a listing.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gt Attn: Patent Docketing
20090307028 - A method and a system for identifying potentially fraudulent customers in relation to electronic customer action based systems, and a computer program for performing said method: The invention concerns a computer-implemented method, system and computer program for performing said method, for identifying potentially fraudulent entities in relation to electronic entity action based systems, associated with for example at least one client website 450. Said method comprises the following steps: providing information at data least concerning said... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090307025 - Attrition warning and control system: An attrition warning and control system informs an employer as to the risk of attrition for an employee. The employee is assigned a discrete attrition category. The discrete attrition category is determined from an employee satisfaction behavior. The employee satisfaction behavior may be categorized according to its behavior type. Portal... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090307032 - Brand protection management system: A product management system for monitoring the movement of products through a supply chain, the system being adapted to receive data from reader devices that capture data associated with the products as they move through the chain. The captured data is used to generate an event record for each product,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20090307022 - Customer service experience comparative landscape tool: A capability assessment system provides a tailored evaluation with clear distinction between progressive companies and companies that offer more basic services. The system scores and rates the company across multiple categories according to a which capabilities are applicable to the company, and which of the applicable capabilities the company actually... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090307034 - Energy information management system: An energy information management system and a computer-implemented method of managing energy information are disclosed. The computer-implemented method may include receiving energy use data based upon the energy consumption of one or more facilities, associating the energy use data with one or more facility types based upon characteristics of the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090307021 - Method for inventory governance in a virtual universe: The present invention is directed to inventory governance in a virtual universe. A method of inventory governance in a virtual universe (VU) includes: providing an inventory for a virtual universe (VU) resident; and providing means for governing at least one aspect of the inventory, the governing means comprising at least... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090307026 - Priority-based system for netting available coverage: A method is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including receiving standard MRP input data, including supply rules. Demand priority data may also be received to provide a business ranking of the independent demands. The MRP input data and demand priority data may be transformed into a format... Agent: Ibm Washington - Nelson And Nelson
20090307023 - Product customer support in a virtual universe: The present invention relates to virtual universe product customer support. A method for providing customer service in a virtual universe in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: determining that a real-world product may have a problem; collecting information associated with the product; analyzing the collected information at... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090307027 - Repair order management: Systems and methods used by automobile service centers to manage repair orders are disclosed. The repair order management system retrieves information pertaining to the processing of the repair orders from one or more service center databases. The retrieved information is processed by the system to generate one-line summaries for each... Agent: Jo Katherine D'ambrosio D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20090307030 - Risk management support server and job support device: A risk management support server possible of obtaining support information according to various viewpoints of risk management is provided. In client (4), a flow controller (111) displays information for selecting a field name by which support information of a temporary DB group (1300A) is classified. The client 4 informs the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090307031 - System and method for data collection, reporting, and analysis of fleet vehicle information: Presented is a system and method of providing centralized management and analysis of fleet information. The system includes a centralized fleet information management server accessible via a communications network to thin clients. The communications network may be the Internet, and the thin clients are required to have only a web... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090307029 - System and method for discounted printing: A system and method for method for implementing a discounted printing is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for implementing discounted printing includes creating a sponsored document including a digital signature using a cryptographic protocol provided in an application by an enterprise, sending the sponsored document including the digital signature... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090307024 - System and method for presenting information about conservation activities of an organization: A system is provided for presenting information about waste reduction or resource preservation activities of one or more entities. The system may include at least one server resource that is programmed to generate a presentation for an online medium. The presentation may provide at least a first information item that... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP
20090307033 - System and method for preventing duplicate survey attempts: A system and method for detecting and avoiding attempts at taking the same survey by the same respondent. A respondent is assigned a Global unique identifier (GUID) and the encrypted global identifier is inserted in a “cookie” stored on the user's computer. Each time a respondent attempts to take a... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.
20090307036 - Budget-based power consumption for application execution on a plurality of compute nodes: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for budget-based power consumption for application execution on a plurality of compute nodes that include: assigning an execution priority to each of one or more applications; executing, on the plurality of compute nodes, the applications according to the execution priorities assigned to the applications... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20090307041 - Methods and apparatus for interactive specification of context-sensitive service level agreements; for provisioning of resources required during service delivery events regulated by service level agreements; and for monitoring compliance with service leve: In a first aspect of the present invention, methods and apparatus implement graphical user interfaces for interactively specifying service level agreements used to regulate delivery of services to, for example, computer systems. An interactive graphical user interface allows a user to see the effects of varying values of service delivery... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090307040 - Network-based supply chain management method: An exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to a storage medium having instructions for a method for facilitating supply chain collaboration in a network environment, said supply chain including an enterprise and at least one supplier. The method includes generating and transmitting an unconstrained forecast to a supplier; receiving a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090307035 - Resolution of resource over-allocations in project plans: Architecture that introduces a new default leveling algorithm related to a leveling order that uses one or more of task identifier, start dates, and existing priority field, such that users do not need to define an explicit priority value for each task before using leveling. The architecture allows the user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307037 - Resource planning system with carbon emission input: Embodiments of systems, methods, and software associated with the development of a resource or production plan within an enterprise's integration system are described in the present disclosure. In one of many embodiments, a method is described. Upon obtaining a master planning schedule, the method includes evaluating an inventory of resource... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20090307038 - System and method for creation of data feeds based on calender meeting participants: In some embodiments, a method for determining data feeds in an electronic calendar comprises identifying participants of a meeting scheduled in the electronic calendar and determining topics relevant to the participants of the meeting. The method can also comprise selecting data feeds based on the topics relevant to the participants... Agent: Ibm Raleigh Iplaw (dg) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20090307039 - System and method for managing work instructions for vehicles: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving work instructions for a plurality of vehicles, receiving location information for the plurality of vehicles relative to an entity, and generating an order for the plurality of vehicles using the location information for the plurality of vehicles.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090307046 - Contracting method and apparatus for services: An electronic contracting method and apparatus for the purchase of pre-funded future services to equalize the bargaining positions of the parties and then deliver payment in accordance with the negotiated service contract terms.... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC
20090307043 - Method and system for pattern based scheduling: Disclosed is a method and system for receiving a scheduling input parameter for an event, analyzing the scheduling input parameter to determine a schedule pattern and generating a list of schedules for the event based on the schedule pattern. The list of schedules includes a recurring schedule and a non-recurring... Agent: Sap Ag
20090307042 - On-the-spot labour market providing support system: A market is provided where spot employment of a labor provider on the site can be offered in real time by using a location information system such as a mobile phone with a GPS function. A spot labor market provision support system (4) receives the current location of a mobile... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090307044 - System and method for consolidation of calendar appointments: A system and method for dynamically consolidating an appointment schedule. The system includes a client computer, a calendar server, and a server calendar management agent (CMA). The client computer displays a calendar user interface to show a first candidate appointment. The calendar server facilitates a scheduling consolidation session. The server... Agent: Ibm Raleigh Iplaw (dg) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20090307045 - System and method for optimization of meetings based on subject/participant relationships: In some embodiments, a method for determining meeting participants in an electronic calendar comprises identifying, based on user input, a first set of participants to invite to a meeting scheduled in the electronic calendar, wherein the meeting is associated with a topic. The method can also comprise identifying a second... Agent: Ibm Raleigh Iplaw (dg) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20090307053 - Apparatus, system and method for a brand affinity engine using positive and negative mentions: An apparatus, system and method of implementing a computerized brand affinity engine. The apparatus, system and method include at least a plurality of computerized access points having accessible thereto a plurality of sites mentioning at least one sponsor, a categorized, hierarchical database of keywords, wherein at least the keywords falling... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20090307055 - Assessing demand for products and services: A technique for assessing the viability of several concepts for new/different products, services, or bundles of products and/or services, using discrete choice modeling, or a combination of discrete choice modeling and monadic concept testing. The core of the invention involves one or more of the following: a methodological technique for... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090307057 - Associative memory operators, methods and computer program products for using a social network for predictive marketing analysis: Provided are an associative memory operator system and methods for predictive marketing analysis using a computer implemented social network. A system includes multiple associative memory cells corresponding to multiple computer implemented social network users. A respective one of the associative memory cells corresponds to a user in the computer implemented... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090307056 - Collecting and scoring online references: One example embodiment includes a method for indexing online references of an entity. The method includes identifying one or more channels of the Internet to be searched for references to an entity and identifying one or more signals to be evaluated within each of the one or more channels. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090307054 - Consumer and shopper analysis system: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing data sets representing consumer and shopper behavior. A data processing system for analyzing sales of a company's consumer packaged goods includes an interface for receiving master and shipment data from sources internal to a company and sources external to the company. Master data... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090307051 - Consumer rating and customer service based thereon within a virtual universe: The present invention is directed to providing consumer ratings and customer service based thereon within a virtual universe. A method for providing a consumer rating and customer service within a virtual universe includes: determining a consumer habit(s) of a customer in the virtual universe and then calculating a consumer rating,... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090307058 - End user interface customization and end user behavioral metrics collection and processing: A method and a system for customizing an end user interface for a computer application is provided. The method includes developing a customized user interface for the computer application, wherein the customized user interface includes features that provide content associated with a brand, and providing updated content to the customized... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20090307061 - Measuring exposure to media: Exposure to media content across one or more media delivery mechanisms is measured. The delivery mechanisms can include, for example, television and radio, as well as Internet delivery of web pages or other content viewed on a computer, mobile device, or other electronic device using a browser or other application.... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office
20090307050 - Method for identifying, rating, and promoting desirable real estate listings: A method is disclosed for identifying and rating desirable real estate listings and posting them on the internet with other highly desirable listings. An agent may post only one listing at a time, either his/her own listing or, with permission, a listing of another agent. A submitted comparative market analysis... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer
20090307062 - Methods and apparatus for electronic file use and management: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating online storage of files (e.g., audio tracks, video, etc.) for playback/access or sale/exchange by the owners of the files without violating copyrights that copyright holders have in the files. For example, by providing a playback service that does not store additional versions of... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090307048 - Methods and systems for delivering targeted advertisements: A recipient's viewing or listening attentiveness to an advertisement is identified and subsequent advertisements are targeted to the recipient responsive to the recipient's attentiveness. The recipient may be a viewer or a listener of an advertisement, such as a television commercial. While the recipient is viewing or listening to an... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090307060 - Methods and systems for determining a loyalty profile for a financial transaction cardholder: A computer-based method and system for determining a loyalty profile for a cardholder is provided. The cardholder having an account associated with a payment card. The payment card is issued by an issuer to the cardholder. The method is performed using a computer coupled to a database. The method includes... Agent: Daniel M. Fitzgerald (21652) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090307063 - Network-based supply chain management method: An exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to a method for facilitating supply chain collaboration in a network environment, said supply chain including an enterprise and at least one supplier. The method includes generating and transmitting an unconstrained forecast to a supplier; receiving a supplier capability statement in response; and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090307049 - Soft co-clustering of data: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes accessing a data structure that includes information about purchasers, merchants, and financial transactions between the purchasers and the merchants and generating purchaser clusters. Generating purchaser clusters includes clustering the purchasers based on which... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090307047 - System to defer and refer advertisements presented in conjunction with media device control interfaces: A targeted advertising method and system tracks user interaction with and responses to a displayed advertisement. The advertisement is displayed in the user viewing control interface of a media device system (e.g. delivering cable television, satellite television, global computer network/online media). Based on recorded user responses, the invention system generates... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds
20090307059 - Tariff generation, invoicing and contract management: A computer-implemented method of supplying a tariff to a tariff recipient, the method comprising the steps of: a) receiving one or more cost curves from one or more suppliers, each cost curve being indicative of variations in the cost of a product or service expected by a respective associated supplier... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090307052 - Workforce planning system, method and tool: A method, system and tool are disclosed for planning workforce requirements for an organization, where the organization is organized into functional areas. An input is received of a workforce supply for the organization. An input is also received of a workforce demand. The workforce demand includes an organizational direction of... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090307064 - Performance management system: A computerised method of managing the performance of an employee or a group of employees of an organisation, the method comprising the steps of: a) creating a job description containing job description data for an employee or group of employees, b) creating an objectives file containing objectives data relating to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090307065 - Direct democracy framework: There is disclosed a global infrastructure that would help change the world's political landscape. Utilizing the distributed technology of end-user voting tools—installed on computers, cell phones, and other digital devices across the globe—this new infrastructure would facilitate a viral virtual democracy process identified as distributed voting. When integrated with the... Agent: Michael Ries
20090307066 - Coupon dispensing methods and systems: A coupon dispensing system is provided, and includes a plurality of dispensing devices located in retail establishments, wherein each dispensing device includes a kiosk unit. The kiosk unit includes a processing unit, a touch screen display, a modem and/or network connection, and a storage device. Also provided is a control... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090307067 - Location based coupon delivery system: A system (101) is provided for presenting, to a user of a mobile device (111), coupons for products or services which are available at nearby stores. The system comprises (a) a catalog database (105); (b) a coupon database (107) containing a set of coupon offers, wherein each coupon offer is... Agent: John A. Fortkort Fortkort & Houston P.C.
20090307068 - Distributed promotional coupon system with real-time activity monitoring: Methods and apparatuses for a distributed promotional coupon system for use within a casino which has cash-less gaming machines involving a plurality of game installed cash-out vouchers printers networked to a central server. The system can provide promotions to all patrons of a casino, either through player tracking or anonymously.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090307069 - Promotional coupon system with anonymous player tracking in a gaming environment: Methods and apparatuses for a promotional coupon system which can provide promotions and promotional coupons to all patrons of a casino, specifically to patrons who do not want to provide personal information yet would enjoy receiving promotions. Casinos can track an anonymous player and offer incentives such as promotional coupons... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090307070 - Goods and services-based trade method and system: Trading methods and systems for promoting trade credit transactions between and among Trade Credit Exchanges and other users such as non-commercial consumers are described... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20090307071 - Symbiotic mass marketing: The present invention relates to certain methods and systems for promoting the sale of goods and services. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, such methods generally comprise the steps of (1) selling a first good or service to a customer for a discounted price that is less than... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath
20090307072 - Apparatus and method for managing bank account services, advertisement delivery and reward points: A system to securely and effectively control, process and manage financial services, targeted advertisement delivery, multiple account cards and reward points comprising a web portal or financial institution internet banking portal, offering financial services comprising a secure and effective on-line apparatus and method to manage bank account services, reward points,... Agent: Eugenio J. Torres
20090307074 - Crm system for enhanced retention of customers: Customer relationship management (CRM) system for enhanced retention of customers of a business entity. In one embodiment, a historical data corresponding to a customer is maintained in the CRM system, with the historical data including information on prior interactions between the customer and the business entity. On receiving a call... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20090307073 - Social marketing: The described implementations relate to social marketing. One technique identifies potential buyers of a product, the potential buyers belong to a social network. The technique determines a price to offer the product to individual potential buyers that considers both influence of the individual potential buyer within the social network and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307075 - Field 55 data relationships: A data mining device, method, and apparatus configured to associate customer exclusive data from a payment card or device after a financial transaction. A financial transaction processing system comprises a report distribution management system, a data relationship manager, and a customer exclusive data association database. The report distribution management system... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090307076 - System and method for distributing coupon content and transactional advertisements: A system and method is provided for distributing transactional advertisement from a distribution site over a network to online publishers. The transactional data items are rendered by the online publishers, with control elements provided from the distribution site, to control use of the transactional data items on the user terminal.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090307077 - Service point issue and return system: The service point issue and return system includes a management server 1 for managing fluctuations of point values comprehensively, enterprise member terminals 2 provided at enterprise members having means for inquiring about customer member information by way of the management server and communication circuits and providing offering and spending information... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090307078 - Method and system for facilitating search, selection, preview, purchase evaluation, offering for sale, distribution and/or sale of digital content and enhancing the security thereof: A method for controlling the release of an as-rendered configuration of a digital work, comprising the steps of presenting said digital work as a composite of a plurality of layers comprising at least a first layer and a second layer; providing a rendering protocol interface which is adapted for defining... Agent: Ashish K. Mithal
20090307079 - Methods and systems for providing advertisements: A system for facilitating product and services distribution, the system including a system processor for receiving and processing data associated with promotional indicia that is placed on a mailing, and for processing data associated with feedback from recipients of the mailings. The promotional indicia include a code associated with the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090307080 - Shopping list management and discount organizer: According to some embodiments, a method and system are provided to scan a plurality of coupon identifiers into a handheld device where each coupon identifier is associated with a product coupon, categorize the plurality of coupon identifiers in a memory of the handheld device, select one or more of the... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090307081 - Systems and methods for customizing an advertisement: The disclosed technology provides systems, architectures, and methods for providing to a Web page electronic advertisements related to the content of the Web page. In one aspect, the disclosed technology manages and serves electronic advertisements for affiliated Web page publishers and advertisers. A computer-implemented method in accordance with the disclosed... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090307083 - System and method for evaluating and/or monitoring effectiveness of on-line advertising: A system and a method for measuring and monitoring effectiveness of on-line advertising are provided. The system and method provide a code attached to, for example, an advertising banner of a company that may advertise goods and/or services of the company. The code provides a signal to a server when... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090307082 - System and method for web advertisement: A method and system for web advertisement are disclosed. According to one embodiment a computer-implemented method comprises receiving chat room information, wherein the chat room information describes a current state of a chat room. The chat room information is provided to an advertisement server, and the advertisement server selects an... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20090307084 - Measuring exposure to media across multiple media delivery mechanisms: Exposure to media content across multiple media delivery mechanisms is measured, so as to generate reports of aggregate exposure over multiple delivery mechanisms. The delivery mechanisms can include, for example, television and radio, as well as Internet delivery of web pages or other content viewed on a computer, mobile device,... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office
20090307085 - System for displaying inventory search parameters for an advertiser: A system and method are disclosed with a search summary pane that automatically displays features that are selected for matching advertisements with available ad space. An ad broker interface may be provided for identifying advertisements and identifying available ad space by selecting common features for the matching of advertisements with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090307086 - Systems and methods for visually grouping links to documents: Systems and methods for sharing albums are provided. An album has a plurality of links to documents, such as static graphic representations of web pages, or web pages themselves. Users may graphically add links to documents to albums by dragging graphic representations of such documents to a designated place on... Agent: Jones Day
20090307087 - Method for providing targeted advertising while maintaining privacy of personal information of recipients: A method by which a services vendor, such as, without limitation, a health insurance company or a pharmaceutical company, among others, can provide targeted advertising to recipients based on the recipients' private personal information while still maintaining the confidentiality of such information.... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20090307088 - Total net worth derivation and future scenario prediction: A system and method for managing a user's finances. Data over a network relating to a user's personal financial position are received over a network from at least one system, including an end user system. The data relating to the user's personal financial position are stored on a computer readable... Agent: Greenberg Traurig
20090307089 - Method and system for sharing advertisements in a chat environment: A method and system for sharing advertisements in a chat environment are disclosed. According to one embodiment a computer-implemented method comprises receiving a first request for an advertisement from a first client, providing a first advertisement to the first client, the first client submitting a second request to transmit a... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20090307091 - Information processing system for consumers at a store using personal mobile wireless devices and related methods: An information processing system is for determining information about consumers at a store where at least some of the consumers may carry personal mobile wireless devices, and each personal wireless mobile device may transmit signals for identifying the respective consumer. The system may include at least one RF receiver device... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
20090307090 - System and method for inserting advertisements in voicemail: A method and system for inserting targeted advertisements into voicemail. User demographics, location of the user, and/or keywords within the voicemail may be used to target advertisements to customers, thus providing relevant advertisements within the voicemail to the customers. One embodiment includes receiving a voicemail for delivery to a recipient.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090307092 - System and method for providing media content: A system and method is provided for providing media content to a client device. The system includes a digital player that delivers time-sequenced advertisement, such as merchandise information displayed in coordination with the content presented by the digital media. The player includes a media panel for presenting the digital media... Agent: Tsircou Intellectual Property Law
20090307093 - Method for selecting an advertising message within a platform: In the method for selecting an advertising message to be sent to a user's (18) device (40), at least one commercial device (4) selects a piece of content from among multiple pieces of advertising content based on the criteria of the commercial device (4) and/or criteria which is specific to... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090307095 - Content displaying device and in-content advertisement display method: An advertisement inserted in contents of, for example, a game does not serve its purpose after a while. An advertisement-information reception unit (112) receives an advertisement-space definition file (32). The advertisement-space definition file (32) is a file that defines an advertisement space for an advertisement to be inserted when contents... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090307094 - Data center programming and application distribution interface: An exemplary data center interface for distributing and monitoring Web applications includes a specification that specifies a call statement to distribute one or more components of a Web application to one or more data centers and a call statement to report metrics associated with performance of the Web application. An... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090307096 - Method and system for order optimization: An order optimization system and method is disclosed. According to the system and method, a device, such as a personal digital assistant or personal computer is in communication with an establishment computer. The system includes software and hardware capable of placing, transmitting, and receiving an order, tracking the location of... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090307098 - Fixed price fuel method: A method and apparatus for a customer pre-purchasing goods, such as liquid fuel, from an entity and taking possession of the goods at a later time. Fuel is dispensed at a fuel-dispensing facility operated by a third party. The customer pre-purchases the fuel, such as by transmitting money to the... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick
20090307097 - Self-service checkout system and method: The present invention refers to self-service sales counters used in commercial establishments that allow the customers themselves to check out their purchases and make the corresponding payment without requiring the intervention of an attendant, said sales counters comprising a first (20) and a second (30) self-checkout stations, placed in parallel... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090307104 - Consumer-oriented anonymous request system and methods of initiating contact with business providers: According to the invention disclosed herein, methods and systems are disclosed that proactively and anonymously reach out to potential service providers, through a virtual calling agent, to screen and select one or more service providers for the consumer. Such methods would be time-consuming to conduct manually but are automated efficiently... Agent: O'connor & Company
20090307099 - Drag-and-drop communication of data via a computer network: The present invention provides a system, method, and computer program product for consuming Web Services, and is composed of two parts. The first component of the present invention is a Web Services agent known as HERMES (Heterogeneous Resources Management Enterprise System), which provides a uniform application interface for accessing a... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20090307106 - Performing automatically authorized programmatic transactions: Techniques are described for facilitating interactions between computing systems, such as by performing transactions between parties that are automatically authorized via a third-party transaction authorization system. In some situations, the transactions are programmatic transactions involving the use of fee-based Web services by executing application programs, with the transaction authorization system... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090307107 - Performing automatically authorized programmatic transactions: Techniques are described for facilitating interactions between computing systems, such as by performing transactions between parties that are automatically authorized via a third-party transaction authorization system. In some situations, the transactions are programmatic transactions involving the use of fee-based Web services by executing application programs, with the transaction authorization system... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090307101 - Pre-authenticated online ordering system: A computerized method and system for pre-authenticated online ordering are provided. Example embodiments may include receiving a set of user authentication credentials sufficient to uniquely identify a registered user. A selection of an item from a number of items may be received from the registered user. A unique address may... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090307100 - System and method for community aided research and shopping: A system and method for providing product research help to a consumer doing internet shopping. A consumer helper application for internet commerce has been designed to integrate the techniques that are currently used by many internet consumers into a single application program. For example, the consumer helper application allows a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090307102 - System and method for providing donations: A donation certificate and redemption system allows a donor to generate donation certificates that can be used by the donor or gifted to redeemers. The donation certificate includes a donation amount and a list of charities that can be selected by the redeemer. At redemption of the donation certificate, the... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090307103 - System for managing and facilitating financial transactions locally or remotely made: A financial managing and facilitating system, to be used between a registered shopkeeper or service supplier and a registered customer, using modern information technology. The system allowing a registered customer be asked to approve (or to refuse) an ongoing transaction, even if such operation is being made by a third... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090307105 - User interface for application management for a mobile device: This specification describes technologies relating to user interfaces for mobile devices. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a touch input to access an application management interface on a mobile device; presenting an application... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090307108 - Business process and apparatus for online purchases using a rule-based transferable shopping basket: An online shopping basket is acquired by a buyer from an online store and is customized according to rules specified by the buyer. The buyer places zero or more items in the online shopping basket(s) before they are given to at least one shopper by the online store. The shopper(s)... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090307109 - Computerized article customization system and method for use thereof: The present invention is a method for soliciting orders for customized apparel. The apparel can be appendage apparel, such as footwear, gloves, or head gear, or non-appendage apparel such as jackets. The present method includes providing an order form accessible through at least one computer by one or more users.... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation
20090307111 - Cattle management method and system: A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) multiple measurement and remeasurement systems with automatic data input and... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090307110 - Management of virtual universe item returns: The present invention relates to relates to the management of virtual universe item returns. A method for in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: initiating a return of a item by a user in a virtual universe; granting control of the return of the item to a... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090307112 - Two tier authentication: There can be provided a complete and flexible multi-tier article authentication system. A number of different authentication systems are applied to a given article in order to allow multiple levels of authentication to be performed by different persons throughout the supply chain, and using different levels of equipment to perform... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090307115 - Facilitating procurement functions over a computer network: A method for facilitating procurement functions includes receiving an invoice at a centralized procurement location, retrieving a purchase order associated with the invoice, comparing price terms on the invoice to price terms on the purchase order, and comparing quantity terms on the invoice to quantity terms on the purchase order.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090307114 - Financial institution-based transaction processing system and approach: Transaction processing for financial institution-based transactions is facilitated. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a transaction processing approach involves the processing of financial aspects of a transaction between buying and selling parties using transaction rules associated with a sponsoring financial institution. Transaction-related information is processed as a... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090307113 - Method and system for determining profit and loss for sellers using online auctions or e-stores: A web-based method for sellers utilizing online auction and e-store sites to track their profits and losses by item or categories of items by user defined date parameters. The present invention is comprised of computer programming code that downloads the user's listing data from the auction or e-store web site... Agent: Richard E. Fasold
20090307118 - Fund on activation: A system and method of funding a financial transaction card, providing a financial transaction card to a user, wherein the financial transaction card has a face value and wherein an amount of funds pertaining to the face value is placed in a liability account, and wherein the financial transaction card... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090307116 - System and method for monitoring and controlling water distribution: An electronic system for maintaining and controlling the use of water includes a control valve, an electronic water counter and a central computer connected to the water counter by wire, internet or wireless for opening and closing a control valve during pre-selected periods or in the event of excess usage.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090307117 - Utility services payment system, methods and apparatus: The invention provides methods, systems and apparatus for combining aspects of a prepay and post pay utility service billing arrangement. When a customer enrolls in the program with the system, utility service is initiated and a first bill is generated and transmitted; the amount of the first bill is an... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
20090307119 - Check transmission information notification system for fraud prevention: A fraud detection system can be implemented by a check processor and a financial institution. The check processor can notify the financial institution proximate to the time a check is submitted to a merchant. The financial institution can then assess whether the check is suspicious and, if suspicious, contact the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090307120 - Method of constructing a stock index: Computer-implemented methods of creating and maintaining stock indexes are provided. For a stock index of a particular size, a band is defined around the upper and/or lower limits of the stock index. To be added to, or dropped from, a particular stock index, the stocks must fall outside of the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090307147 - Investment portfolio allocation: A method and a system of allocating a lump sum of money for to continue asset growth while at the same time providing income with some asset preservation are disclosed. The method includes determining an amount for investing and an income to be periodically distributed over a given time period.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090307148 - Method and system for generating an index of securities: A method for generating an index of securities includes selecting index constituents and weighing the selected index constituents by a measure (“an intangible asset measure”) of quality and/or value of the intangible assets of constituent entities. The index constituents can be selected from a set of potential constituents based on... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC
20090307146 - Methods and systems for assessing underwriting and distribution risks associated with subordinate debt: A method for assessing underwriting and distribution risks associated with a portfolio of subordinate debt is provided. The method is performed using a computer system coupled to a database. The method includes storing in the database historical bond issue data for a period of time preceding and proceeding at least... Agent: John S. Beulick (17243) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090307149 - Systems and methods for financial optimization using portfolio calibration: Described herein are systems and methods for calibrating the efficiency of portfolios for financial optimizations. One exemplary method includes defining a portfolio optimization model, determining original inputs for the model, performing an optimization procedure on each of the at least one model parameter to compute an original efficient frontier, selecting... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090307150 - Computer-based system: A computer-based system for determining insurance premium taxes (IPT) for multiple clients 18 in a plurality of countries comprises an electronic database 12 containing data identifying (a) a plurality of classes of risk in each country for which IPT is payable, (b) the tax rates for each tax type applicable... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090307123 - Device, system, and method of generating a customized trade article: Some embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of generating a customized trade article. In one embodiment, a trade-article generator application is to receive trade information including a plurality of values of one or more trade-related parameters defining at least one trade with respect to at least one financial instrument, and... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group
20090307127 - Electronic spread trading tool: A versatile and efficient electronic spread trading tool to be used when buying and selling comparable commodities either simultaneously or in conjunction with one another. The spread trading tool involves a method of displaying, on an electronic display device, the market depth of a plurality of commodities including an anchor... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20090307125 - Methods and investment instruments for performing tax-deferred real estate exchanges: Methods and investment instruments for investing in real estate are described wherein a portfolio of investment real estate is divided into a plurality of tenant-in-common deeds of predetermined denominations, and which are subject to a master agreement and master lease to form “deedshares.” Holders of the deedshares receive a guaranteed... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090307126 - Multi-currency marketplace: A computerized method and system buying and selling in a marketplace denominated in multiple currencies. A best bid or best offer can be determined according to pecuniary advantage based upon a selected currency. An amount required to become a best bid or best offer within a set of defined currencies... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20090307122 - System and method of online auction of real estate options: A system and method of obtaining offers for an option in one embodiment includes obtaining an option to purchase a real property, storing tax credit data associated with future development of the real property in a database, storing option data associated with the obtained option in the database, associating the... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20090307124 - System, method, and computer program product for managing securities funded by a municipal arbitrage portfolio (map): A system, method, and computer program product for managing securities funded by a municipal arbitrage portfolio (MAP) are set forth herein. A computer receives a daily valuation of a portfolio of securities from an administrator of a special purpose trust (SPT) the portfolio having been issued by the SPT. The... Agent: Venable LLP
20090307121 - Trading system products and processes: A trading platform and trading method that allows access to additional pools of liquidity is described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090307128 - Multi-variable transaction system and method: A system for optimization of variables is provided. The system includes a buyer finance system for receiving asset data and buyer finance data. A seller variable system receives the asset data and the buyer finance data and applies a seller variable distribution to generate seller transaction state data. A finance... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP
20090307129 - Community-based work value system and method: Disclosed herein are a system and method to identify one or more tasks, determine a community corresponding to an identified task, receive input from the determined community, e.g. valuation input, suggestions on a performer of the task, inquiry input, etc. A value is assigned for the task using input received... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090307132 - Enhanced user interface for contactless payment function in mobile telephone: A payment card account number is downloaded to a contactless payment application program stored in a mobile telephone. In association with the payment card account number, at least one image that represents a payment card is also downloaded to the contactless payment application program stored in the mobile telephone. The... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090307130 - Method and system for delayed payment of prepaid cards: A method and system for accepting delayed payment of prepaid cards is described. The method includes providing a prepaid card to a purchaser, the prepaid card associated with a face value. The method includes, responsive to a redemption of the prepaid card, providing a consideration in accordance to the face... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090307131 - Payment and settlement over the internet with internet currencies: A method of payment and settlement over the Internet with Internet Currencies for purchases of products and services or their equivalents over the Internet, it can be used for payment and settlement over the Internet for other purposes as well. It is secure, convenient and flexible for every consumer and... Agent: Hong Liu
20090307133 - Online payment system for merchants: A payment system that utilises the Internet to gain access to an Internet banking system enabling a user to purchase merchandise bought through an online merchant or merchant who has Internet access in their store is disclosed. The payment system may also be utilised to provide a means for a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090307134 - Performing automatically authorized programmatic transactions: Techniques are described for facilitating interactions between computing systems, such as by performing transactions between parties that are automatically authorized via a third-party transaction authorization system. In some situations, the transactions are programmatic transactions involving the use of fee-based Web services by executing application programs, with the transaction authorization system... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090307135 - Performing automatically authorized programmatic transactions: Techniques are described for facilitating interactions between computing systems, such as by performing transactions between parties that are automatically authorized via a third-party transaction authorization system. In some situations, the transactions are programmatic transactions involving the use of fee-based Web services by executing application programs, with the transaction authorization system... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090307136 - System and method for processing checks and check transactions with thresholds for adjustments to ach transactions: A system and method of processing paper checks that divides into two independent paths the processing of a data file representing a check and the digital image of the check. The data files and image files are separated both in time and in space, with the data files being used... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20090307138 - Innovation marketplace systems: This invention relates to a ready system for providing secure innovation-maturation marketplace systems that increase innovation-maturation efficiencies while safely exposing innovative concepts to expert-ranking information, and while providing expert-innovation rankers with opportunities to enhance and monetize their innovation ranking-credentials.... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group
20090307137 - Managing provenance of digitally signed data in user editable records: A system and method for managing health information. The system may include a server configured to execute an account interface module enabling a user to access a user account, wherein a plurality of healthcare record items are stored on a server, via a user client device. The server may also... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307139 - Biometric authentication of mobile financial transactions by trusted service managers: A method for authenticating a financial transaction at a point of sale (POS) includes storing an application program in a first secure element of a mobile phone. The application is configured to generate instruction codes to effect the financial transaction upon verification of a user's identity. The user's credentials are... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090307140 - Mobile device over-the-air (ota) registration and point-of-sale (pos) payment: A method for enabling secure registration of a mobile device OTA and for conducting a financial transaction at a point-of-sale (POS) has been described herein. In one embodiment, a method of mobile device registration over-the-air (OTA) comprises enabling a pre-loaded payment application having payment account information; enabling a certificate request;... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090307141 - Secure card services: Methods and systems are provided to increase the security of a user's information as well as perform secure transactions. More particularly, in one exemplary embodiment, a user inputs information into a database which enables or disables information which may be requested by a third party establishment. In another exemplary embodiment,... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090307142 - Trusted service manager (tsm) architectures and methods: A client device comprises a first secure element and a second secure element. The first secure element comprises a first computer-readable medium having a payment application comprising instructions for causing the client device to initiate a financial transaction. The second secure element comprises a second computer-readable medium having a security... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090307143 - Electronic commerce system: An electronic commerce system includes a client computer and a server computer interconnected by a public packet switched communications network. The client computer is programmed to transmit to the server computer an order acceptance request that includes a plurality of terms or conditions of a proposed offer for a purchase,... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090307144 - Methods and systems for offering and selling advertising: A method (22) for coordinating information for use in advertising. The method (22) comprises receiving sets of advertisement information (26) associated with advertisements for distressed advertising space (28). The sets of advertisement information (26) are stored and the method (22) includes searching the stored sets of advertisement information (22) to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090307145 - Multiple price curves and attributes: The subject invention relates to electronic buying and selling systems and methods. In particular, the invention concerns relations among distinct price curves, price curve attributes (i.e., factors of the offer that can affect the price curves) and buyers or potential buyers. For instance, a price offered to a system user... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090307152 - Cost management system: A cost management system for an inventory item defines a set of one or more attributes or “valuation structures”, and at least one value for each of the attributes in the set or “valuation unit”. The system receives a transaction involving the inventory item. The system then determines the cost... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20090307153 - Method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups: The invention organizes various pricing tables and price adjustment tables and various products and purchasing organizations based on “who” (i.e. which purchasing organization) is purchasing “what” (i.e. which product). The invention utilizes a denormalized table to relate the “who” to the “what” using denormalized numbers. The invention further organizes various... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20090307154 - Method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups: The invention organizes various pricing tables and price adjustment tables and various products and purchasing organizations based on “who” (i.e. which purchasing organization) is purchasing “what” (i.e. which product). The invention utilizes a denormalized table to relate the “who” to the “what” using denormalized numbers. The invention further organizes various... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20090307151 - Method and device for automatically reconstruction and analyzing a travelled route: A method and device are provided concerning automatic reconstruction and evaluation of a traveled route, e.g., for offboard toll recording. In an embodiment, cost-effective onboard units, i.e., mobile telephony devices installed in a vehicle, are provided which record the position information, compress the recorded position information, and transmit the compressed... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090307155 - Franking system making it possible to process mailpieces having different destinations: A method of searching for a destination price zone applicable to a mailpiece, the method consisting in scanning the mailpiece so as to obtain an image of the destination address, in extracting an item of destination data from said image, in comparing the destination data extracted in this way with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090307157 - Field condition indicator: In a system for reporting field conditions, a method includes determining whether jurisdictional wetland conditions at a specific field location exist. When conditions are met for at least one of hydrology, soils and vegetation, a section of an indicator is filled in. The indicator is overlaid on a map to... Agent: Jeffery M. Lillywhite, PC
20090307158 - Method of distributing advertising material through retail business: Disclosed are various methods of advertising one business (advertiser) using another business, which is a retail service or retail sales business, and is not an advertising service business or agent. Some embodiments involve distributing an advertising material of the advertiser to customers of the retail business. The advertising material includes... Agent: Mincheol Kim Crevent, Inc.
20090307156 - Method of staging product: A method for staging product includes the steps of acquiring a site placement right for a product staging structure (FIG. 1) from a retailer, placing the product staging structure at the site adjacent the retailer, marketing space on the product staging structure to a product manufacturer and storing product produced... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC12/03/2009 > 164 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090299759 - Method and system for defeating the man in the middle computer hacking technique: A method for constructing a secure Internet transaction, the method includes: receiving a user identification (userid) and user password on a client device for filling out a form generated by a secure web site; concatenating the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address with a separate password that is maintained on the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090299760 - System and method for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit scientific and other research: A computer-implemented system for the exchange of proposed scientific and other research projects and the submission of solutions to such projects. The system facilitates the posting of proposed research projects and the submission of solutions to such projects prepared by interested researchers. The solutions are reviewed according to criteria specified... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090299761 - Computer program product, system and method for providing social services to individuals by employing bi-objective optimization: A computer program product and a system are provided. The product and system provide associations between individuals having health care needs and available social services. The providing is efficient and cost effective.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division
20090299762 - Device and method for delivering medical lab reports: A system and method scan a document printed by a first document processing device (using a second document processing device separate from the first document processing device). The document has printed thereon machine readable markings that comprise information of a patient, information of at least one lab test to be... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090299763 - Methods of cell-based technologies: The present disclosure features methods relating to conducting a stem cell technology business such as a regenerative medicine business based on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and cells differentiated from iPSCs. The present disclosure also provides a database of iPSC-derived cells and methods of using the database for tracking customers... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20090299768 - Apparatus and method for predicting healthcare revenue cycle outcomes and controlling work flow: An outcome prediction model is generated and/or executed to predict an outcome of processing a healthcare patient account. As examples, these outcomes may relate to the payment of the healthcare patient account, to the timing of when payment of the healthcare patient account will be paid, to at least an... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090299767 - Automated systems and methods for obtaining, storing, processing and utilizing immunologic information of individuals and populations for various uses: A system and method for assessing the immunological status of one or more individuals in a patient population is presented. The method includes establishing a database comprising a plurality of records of information each representative of the immune status of an individual in the population, each of said records including... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090299765 - Device and method for selective medical record releases: A printing device includes a user interface that receives a patient identifier, and a communications port that contacts a database to obtain the history of healthcare providers of the patient. A processor prepares a form as an electronic document. On the form, each of the healthcare providers has a separate... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090299771 - Dicom-based 12-lead ecg gateway and browser under the clinically-used information system: The present invention relates to a DICOM-based 12-lead ECG gateway and browser for use in clinical information system.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090299764 - Obtaining, posting and managing healthcare-related liens: Additionally, there are payment methods associated with the healthcare-related lien network, allowing the owning entity of the lien network as well as non-health provider members of the lien network, to profit by properly recognizing and dispersing monies relating to satisfying an existing health provider—patient lien, held within the healthcare-related lien... Agent: Stephen Ambrose
20090299769 - Prognostic osteoarthritis biomarkers: where y and z are numerical coefficients, Hom is the measured homogeneity, Vol is the measured cartilage volume, and where Othern represents N further biomarkers each having a respective numerical coefficient an, N being zero or an integer.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090299770 - System and method for making patient records follow a physician: A computer-based system for providing physicians automatic, secure access to patient records at the time a patient visits and consults a physician. The system can include one or more computing devices configured to process and display data. The system can also include one or more emitting devices carried by physicians... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20090299766 - System and method for optimizing medical treatment planning and support in difficult situations subject to multiple constraints and uncertainties: A computer implemented method for managing a condition of a patient during a chaotic event. A datum regarding a first patient is received. A first set of relationships is established. The first set of relationships comprises at least one relationship of the datum to at least one additional datum existing... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090299772 - Pet passenger insurance coverage and methods therefor: A method of insuring pet passengers of motor vehicles comprises collecting underwriting data from a prospective customer, the underwriting data including identification of at least one covered pet, and issuing an insurance policy to the prospective customer, the prospective customer becoming an insured under the insurance policy, the insured owning... Agent: Alexander I. Arezina
20090299773 - System and method of managing an insurance scheme: A system for managing an insurance scheme includes a benefit module to define at least one insured event for an insured person and to define at least one benefit to be paid out on the occurrence of one of the insured events. A monitoring module monitors any interest rate increases... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090299774 - System and method of managing an insurance scheme: A system for managing an insurance scheme includes a calculation module to, on the occurrence of an insured event for an insured person, calculate a subsidy for expenses for the insured person or a nominated beneficiary. The subsidy is calculated by accessing data defining a plurality of categories of expenses... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090299775 - System and method of managing an insurance scheme: A system for managing an insurance scheme, the system including a benefit module to define at least one insured event for an insured person and to define at least one benefit to be paid out on the occurrence of one of the insured events. A monitoring module monitors the compliance... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090299776 - System and method of managing an insurance scheme: A system for managing an insurance scheme includes a benefit module to define at least one insured event for an insured person and to define at least one benefit to be paid out on the occurrence of one of the insured events. A calculation module alters the at least one... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090299777 - Hotel reservation system without check-in: A hotel reservation system comprises hotel rooms having combination locks electronically set so as to be openable by any one of a plurality of combination codes whenever the combination code is inputted. A computer system accessible through a telecommunications network allows remote sign-in and reservation of a hotel room for... Agent: Steven Horowitz, Esq.
20090299778 - System and method of providing travel service listings: A system and method of providing travel service listings is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a request for a particular travel related service and searching a database for at least one travel provider that provides the particular travel related service requested. The method further includes generating... Agent: Mckinney Law, LLC
20090299788 - Commerce and services in a femtocell network: System(s) and method(s) are provided for commerce and services through a set of networked femto access points (APs) and served devices. Incentive(s) and advertisement are delivered to a device based at least in part upon at least one of a location of the device within a coverage area spanned by... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20090299787 - Complete hand care: A complete hand hygiene station and method of monitoring a complete hand hygiene station are provided. The complete hand hygiene station may include at least an automated wash cylinder or chamber, a sanitizer dispenser and a lotion dispenser. The wash chamber and/or the sanitizer dispenser may be used to provide... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090299780 - Method and apparatus for determining and/or providing power output information of wind turbine farms: A computerized method for determining a power curve for a wind farm having a plurality of wind turbines and a meteorological mast (met mast) includes collecting measurement data points of at least wind speed and wind direction over time for each of the wind turbines and the met mast. The... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090299783 - Method and system for defense capability in trading in a complex environment: A system for interfacing with an information management tool. The system includes a memory for storing information regarding a plurality of programs, each program having at least one capability component. A processor is configured to generate a portfolio of projected capabilities by aggregating the capability components from the plurality of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090299786 - Method and system for pricing software service requests: A system and method for pricing software service requests is provided. The method includes entering input details corresponding to a clients' software service usage data. The method further includes calculating a cost per ticket for each severity level of the software service request. A margin for each severity level is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090299779 - Method for managing inventory under price protection: A method and system for managing inventory under price protection plan determine an inventory replenishment plan for one or more goods considering a price protection agreement including at least length of price protection between at least two supply chain partners in a supply chain having decentralized control over a predetermined... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090299784 - Method, system and computer program for furnishing information to customer representatives: A method is provided for permitting telephone sales representatives access to information on qualification of customers to obtain particular products. A client server system is used. A client submits information concerning a product, a type of qualification and customer information to the server. Based on the product and type of... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20090299789 - Method, system and computer program product for analyzing maintenance operations and assessing the readiness of repairable systems: An automated method, system and computer program product for assessing the readiness of a plurality of repairable systems, such as a fleet of aircraft, are provided. In addition to identifying the repairable systems that will be operational, the relative state of readiness of the repairable systems is determined such that... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20090299785 - Method, system, and storage device for job posting, matching, rating, and referral: A job posting method, system, and storage device which allows users to create one or more talent networks each containing one or more connections, create job postings that trickle down to other users according to a set of rules, a referral system for rewarding users who recommend candidates for the... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20090299781 - Profile management and creation method and apparatus in a catalog procurement system: A catalog based purchasing and requisition system profile manager for a procurement services system that allows profile searching and editing features. The system provides simplified new profile creation, existing profile editing, profile grouping, customized profile copy and profile searching features.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090299790 - System and method of interactively optimizing shipping density for a container: A system and method for interactively optimizing shipping density of racked parts by a user is provided. The system includes a user computer system, a communications network, a remotely located computer system, a data storage device a computer-generated model of a component part; a computer-generated model of a container for... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090299782 - Variance management: Method and system for determining estimation variance associated with project planning are provided. In one aspect, information associated with a project is obtained and initial estimations for the tasks in the project are determined using available information. The tasks are performed and actual measurements are obtained from the completed tasks.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090299792 - Cargo management system having integrated work order functions for cargo management: A cargo management system is described that includes a host computer system operating software that performs work order management tasks to maintain data associated with a work order. A user interface module presents a user interface for access to the host computer system. The user interface includes at least one... Agent: Charles A. Johnson Unisys Corporation
20090299796 - Configuration of resources for an entity: A set-up facilitating system assists an entity (such as a business entity) in providing one or more resources, including one or more network-accessible resources. The set-up facilitating system begins by identifying initial information regarding the entity. The set-up facilitating systems then uses the initial information to glean additional information from... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299800 - Device maintenance scheduling method and system: Maintenance schedules and costs for a network of self-service terminals are generated based upon usage data for respective peripheral devices at each of the self-service terminals.... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20090299794 - Goods distribution management system: A goods distribution management system for managing the distribution of goods to a plurality of retailers including: a first goods distribution channel for distributing the goods to a first group of retailers; first and second goods distribution channels for distributing the goods to distinct groups of retailers; a first data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090299797 - Infrastructure planning and design series architecture education framework: A document is generated that is configured to architect an infrastructure environment. Capabilities and requirements are determined for one or more technology solutions in an infrastructure technology space. Factors considered in selecting the one or more technology solutions for implementation are determined. The determined capabilities and requirements are mapped to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299791 - Method and system for management of licenses: Licensed connections to network resources or services, such as servers or applications, are managed, including setting, limiting, monitoring, enforcing, recording, reporting, or otherwise managing licenses across multiple network resources. Real-time information that tracks license usage is logged. Reporting features are provided to allow a system administrator, vendor, network operator, or... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C.
20090299804 - Operational risk assessment and control: System and method for operational risk assessment and control. The present invention, in disclosed, example embodiments provides systems and methods to facilitate risk assessment, prioritization, mitigation and control activities. Various modules work together to accomplish risk assessment, prioritization, mitigation and stability tracking. The modules can be implemented by a computer... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20090299799 - Placement pricing in a networked advertising environment: A method for purchasing advertising space in an Internet environment is provided. The method may include receiving advertiser orders that including an order budget. The method may also include displaying, via a user interface, the order budget and an available budget. The available budget may correspond to an amount of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090299803 - Resource scheduling and monitoring: A resource scheduling system includes a set of resources and associated resource attributes, a representation of resource demands, and a scheduling module for generating a schedule of resource utilization. The representation of resource demands and availability may include information about time slots, calendars, and shifts. A slot is a representation... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090299798 - Supply curve pricing in a networked advertising environment: A method for purchasing advertising space in an Internet environment is provided. The method may include receiving an advertiser order, including an order budget, and displaying, via a user interface, the order budget and an available budget, the available budget corresponding to an amount of the order budget available for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090299793 - System and method for automating a business process of a service provider: A method for automating performance of administrative tasks for a service provider is presented. The method includes storing information including customer profile data and account metadata, and organizing the stored information to facilitate automatic retrieval and manipulation of the information in order to perform a particular administrative task. The method... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090299802 - System and method for managing partner organizations: A system and method of managing partner organizations. Partners and partner capabilities and objectives are defined. Partner capability questions are generated and partner capability facts are automatically collected from the partners. Gaps in partner capabilities are identified, wherein the gaps are a function of the collected partner capability facts. One... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090299801 - To plan working hours and controlling manpower: The cost factor related to the number of employees is known to be the highest expenditure of a industrial firm. Hiring of workers (by skills) intended for performing work packages are done without any assessed data. This computer program/software is a very effective tool making it possible for the management... Agent: Eliahou Dayan
20090299795 - Tracking feedstock production with micro scale gas-to-liquid units: A method of tracking production from an NG source that includes the steps of providing one or more micro-scale GTL units, feeding NG from the source to the micro-scale GTL units, operating the micro-scale GTL units and adjusting the number of micro-scale GTL units employed to track or match the... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20090299810 - Combining tasks and events: A software application (“smarttime system”) for combining tasks and events is described. The software application provides a user interface for viewing and sorting tasks dynamically, taking into consideration multiple possible prioritization factors in one view; In various embodiments, the smarttime system integrates tasks and events from conventional databases into a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090299806 - Method and apparatus for demand and/or skill hedging: A risk management method and system determine distribution of skills, composition of skills and resources to achieve said distribution, a set of actions to achieve said composition, a portfolio of service and/or product offerings, a composition of staffing plans to achieve said portfolio, and a set of demand conditioning actions... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090299808 - Method and system for project management: In one example embodiment, a system and method is shown that includes receiving a plurality of appropriation amounts and corresponding requested amounts associated with a project. The system and method also includes tabulating the plurality of received appropriation amounts and requested amount data in a budget table. Further, initiating an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090299807 - Scheduling opportunity previewer: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for previewing and managing scheduling opportunities. A scheduling opportunity is received. A context of one or more surrounding appointments to the scheduling opportunity is retrieved. The scheduling opportunity is displayed with the context of the surrounding appointments, such as in a mini-calendar format. When... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299805 - Server-based systems and methods for processing fuel orders: Systems and methods for handling fuel orders. A system and method can include using a plurality of data interfaces, wherein a first data interface is operable to receive fuel order data from order senders. A database operating on a server is used for storing the fuel order data. Semantic fuel... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090299811 - System and method for task management: An method for managing a sales process via a graphical user interface (GUI) generated by a computer and displayed on a computer display is described. The method includes the step of defining a sales process, the sales process including a first task assigned to first assignee and a second task.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090299809 - System and method to allow an end user to create and maintain a sub workflow: A first party, such as a service provider maintains a workflow, and defines at least one access point therein. The first party obtains, from a second party, such as an end user, a specification of at least one sub workflow, for insertion at the access point. The first party runs... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090299812 - Systems and methods for managing expert content: Systems and methods for managing consultation requests to communities of experts comprising receiving consultation requests, receiving responses to consultation requests, and compensating experts for their responses with fractional ownership in a value-added investment vehicle based at least in part on the value of those responses.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090299814 - Assessing personality and mood characteristics of a customer to enhance customer satisfaction and improve chances of a sale: A method, system and computer program product for enhancing customer satisfaction with his/her shopping experience and improving the chances of a sale. The personality and mood characteristics of a customer is obtained by analyzing various features of the customer, such as the customer's facial image, the customer's gait, the customer's... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090299819 - Behavioral trust rating filtering system: An improved rating system allows users to give anonymous ratings of any item such as devices, compositions and services including personal services (i.e., individuals). The system is based on degrees of behavioral similarity between raters. The highest degree of behavioral similarity is established between raters who have rated the same... Agent: Stefan Kirchanski
20090299820 - Contingent fee advertisement publishing service provider system and method: A purchase-transaction-settled online consumer referral and reward system and method using real-time specific merchant sales information is provided for the advertising publishing industry. The system provides a pay per transaction platform that allows advertising publishers to leverage online advertising to sell offline advertising.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090299823 - Information processing system and information processing method: An information processing system includes a terminal device and a server device. When recommending subsidiary contents, recommended contents are extracted at the server, and recommended content information is returned to the terminal device. At the terminal device, a recommendation order is set regarding the recommended contents which the recommended content... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090299817 - Marketing and advertising framework for a wireless device: Targeted advertising can be provided by monitoring application specific details that go beyond observing merely the types of applications and/or functionality utilized on a device. The specific details can be monitored on at least a periodic basis and the advertisements changed based on the monitoring such that the advertisements transition... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090299821 - Method and system for determining and providing a comprehensive pet health and nutrition feeding plan: In order to provide a comprehensive pet health and nutrition feeding plan for a pet, the pet's condition is assessed using a predetermined assessment scheme. A diet suited for the pet's condition is determined using an analysis procedure or algorithm established for the assessment scheme. The assessment scheme takes into... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090299818 - Methods for merchandising digital content: A method for merchandising digital content of an event includes measuring consumer attention level in the event and comparing the measured consumer attention level to a predetermined threshold. The method also includes predicting a time after the event at which the consumer attention level in the event will fall below... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090299825 - Sales lead manager and filter with randomizer: A computer implemented method for automatically managing and delivering sales leads to a seller of a product. the steps of said method comprising 1) receiving a sales lead comprising information about a potential customer; 2) applying one or more query expressions to the information, the query expressions comprising a Boolean... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090299816 - Search tool advertising: A content item is presented to at least one user via a first medium, where the content item identifies a target concept. The first medium can be, for instance, radio, television, print advertisements, or the Internet. The number of requests at a search tool for the target concept are measured... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090299813 - Sustainable performance information for a property: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to measuring, calculating, and/or displaying sustainable performance information for a property.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20090299824 - System and method for collecting and distributing reviews and ratings: A system and method for providing ratings related to a plurality of websites is provided. One embodiment of the system may include program code adapted to execute as a browser toolbar to implement a method comprising retrieving an identifier from the end user computing device, transmitting a request to a... Agent: Melvin L. Barnes, Jr.
20090299822 - System and method for optimized shopping transactions: A system and a method for constructing a shopping list for purchasing a collection or basket of goods according to a plurality of weighted parameters, preferably with comparison to both “bricks and mortar” stores and also virtual stores (collectively termed suppliers). Preferably the weighted parameters include the ability to prefer... Agent: Dr. D'vorah Graeser
20090299826 - Systems and methods for providing cross-vertical profiling and searching: Methods and systems of providing a user profile for multiple verticals are disclosed herein. The methods and systems disclosed herein aggregate user profile information from multiple verticals and redistributes aggregated data to the multiple verticals to create more robust personalized profiles. A first input that populates a first vertical attribute... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090299815 - Systems and methods for valuation services information management: Systems, methods and consumer-readable media for valuation services information management are provided. A method according to the invention may include the following steps. A first step may include receiving a request for a valuation service that includes a group of multiple properties. The request may then be validated. The validation... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090299830 - Data analysis and flow control system: A computer implemented method and system for analysing and identifying the flow of internal and external communications in a large enterprise by collecting and analysing data relating to the information flow. The system comprises: a capture component adapted to capture communication activity data comprising communication data relating to the type... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090299828 - Scoreboard for managing bank teller performance variability: Methods and systems for a performance measurement are disclosed to reduce teller performance variation. The process may generate individual and organizational report views of both actual performance and process capability of banking tellers. The performance may be based on one or more actual teller or teller-related performance metrics. The performance... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090299829 - System and method for job placement: A computer-implemented method of recording employment history of a job seeker includes receiving at least one employment experience selection from a job seeker. A plurality of skills related to the at least one employment experience selection are presented to the job seeker over a network. The job seeker is asked... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090299827 - Verifying operator competence: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for verifying the competence of an operator in a manufacturing facility. In one implementation, for example, an operator competence verifying system comprises one or more input/output (“I/O”) devices configured to receive information from a user and provide information to the user. The system also... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20090299831 - Advertiser monetization modeling: One embodiment of the claimed subject matter is implemented as a method for advertiser monetization modeling. One or more advertisements are received from one or more advertisers. The quality of the advertisement(s) is defined according to certain metrics, such as the quality of the content of the advertisement, the quality... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299834 - Dynamic time-of-purchasing-decision incentive system and method: A system and method that provides suppliers or sellers with a competitive opportunity to influence consumers at the precise moment a purchasing decision is being made. A consumer using a personal wireless device (110), which has an integrated bar code scanner (120), scans the bar code of a product in... Agent: James Dennis Wilson
20090299833 - Messaging gaming patrons: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes monitoring game play information transmitted from a gaming device to a server. The monitored information specifies a gaming patron's interactions with the gaming device. The method also includes recording, in a data store... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090299832 - Method to verify integrity of promotional billing data while preserving privacy: Systems and methods are described that facilitate capturing promotional information details such as the number of promotional material items printed for a given vendor supported by a marketing agency, item size, placement details, price, and authentication information to prove that a print log or summary is genuine. The authentication information... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090299839 - First in home marketing method: Time is of the essence when advertising to new homeowners. The present invention is an advertising technique that enables advertisers to reach new homeowners at the time of closing of the new homeowner's home purchase. Hence, advertisers advertising via the present invention are able to reach potential customers at least... Agent: Trevor Coddington Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20090299840 - Methods and systems for creating variable response advertisements with variable rewards: System, method and software product create variable advertisements with rewards. A first variable response advertisement with at least one button is generated. Selection and response behavioral data resulting from the variable response advertisement is collected and stored. A new variable response advertisement is generated based upon analysis of the selection... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20090299835 - method of soliciting, testing and selecting ads to improve the effectiveness of an advertising campaign: Method for advertisers to improve ad metrics through performance based prize Competitions. A business method that enables advertisers to host prize competitions that attract and motivate ad-writers to create better ads, resulting in higher click-through-rates (CTR). Advertisers challenge writers to beat the performance of their existing ads by offering cash... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20090299841 - Systems and methods for processing transactions using multiple budgets: Facilitating commercial transactions using a payment system directory are disclosed. A payment directory and/or wireless point of sale (POS) device may be configured to use predetermined rules, a multitude of data items and/or conditions to locate a payment system, and transmit a payment authorization request from a remote location to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090299842 - Nobel auction house coins: An improved advertising method which provides discounts for purchasers and sellers. One future embodiment of this coin is as a round shape with King's Head.... Agent: Peter Y. Chao, Esq.
20090299843 - Targeted television advertisements selected on the basis of an online user profile and presented with television programs or channels related to that profile: In an automatic, computer-implemented method, a selected television advertisement is presented automatically in association with a television program or channel. A relationship is identified between an online user profile and the television program or channel, and the television advertisement is selected based at least in part on information from the... Agent: Louis J. Hoffman, P.C.
20090299844 - Prepaid reloadable electronic transaction cards with loyalty program: A reloadable prepaid electronic transaction card is provided that is tied either electronically or physically with a loyalty program, a bonus point program or reward program. The card includes machine readable indicia thereon that allows the card to be linked with a cash balance that resides on the card itself... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20090299845 - System and method for the transfer of loyalty points: The present invention includes a loyalty program on a network-wide level, wherein the program facilitates a transfer of loyalty points from at least one consumer account associated with a sponsoring company to at least one consumer account associated with a host company. In one embodiment, the invention analyzes the loyalty... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20090299846 - Linking loyalty reward programs: Linking loyalty programs by use of a new and unique cross-reference number. Reward points from the linked accounts are pooled. Redemption of reward points associated with the linked accounts can be restricted using restriction rules. Restriction rules restrict redemption of points from an individual's account; from the pooled rewards, and/or... Agent: King & Spalding
20090299847 - System for multi-tiered allocation of promotional incentives: An interactive promotion platform for supplying a call center agent with promotional incentive information to provide to a customer. The interactive promotion platform includes a promotion database having a promotional incentive index into which a promoting entity inputs one or more promotional incentives for inclusion in the promotional incentive index.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20090299848 - Method and apparatus for a promotional couponing system: A method and apparatus for the creation and management of promotional coupons are provided. Promotional coupon templates are written in a template definition language and promotions, promotional campaigns, and triggers for the generation and issuance of promotional coupons based on the promotional coupon templates are defined. The promotional coupons may... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090299849 - Methods and apparatus for freshness and completeness of information: A system that facilitates publishing and consuming information that is of time sensitivity, for example, price information. Methods are employed to achieve completeness and freshness in information for a given domain. A preferred embodiment is a shopping site that is capable of comparing prices, purchasing bundled products and dealing with... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20090299836 - Radio access system attachment: The present invention aims at an effective approach to radio access system attachment in a heterogeneous communication network environment. According to the present invention, cooperation between different radio access systems is executed to advertise one radio access system in another. After receipt of a secure advertisement from a control unit... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090299837 - System and method for brand affinity content distribution and optimization: An endorsed advertising engine, system and method, which includes at least one vault having media assets, a recommendation engine that matches the media assets from the vault with at least one requested creative, and a delivery engine that integrates the requested creative with the matched media assets from the vault.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20090299850 - Computing system and computer-implemented method of providing targeted advertisement using account space: A computing system and computer-implemented method of providing a targeted advertisement using an ACCOUNT SPACE are provided. The computing system may include: a target setting unit to set a plurality of advertisement targets and combine some or all of the advertisement targets, an object setting unit to set an advertisement... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20090299852 - Contents distributing system, device for processing charge for advertisement information, contents distributing server, their program, and program recording medium: A content distributing system distributes advertisement information concurrent with distribution of content. A content distributing server, connected to a communication network, supplies content and advertisement information to a member device in response to a request, transmits introducing information to the member devices, receives information on whether a user has performed... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090299851 - Method and system for the measurement of the impact of a billboard advertisement: The invention concerns a method for the measurement of the impact of an advertisement concerning a product or service, displayed on at least one advertising billboard (1). According to the method of the invention, the identity of at least one person (4) passing close by the said billboard (1) within... Agent: Carmen Patti Law Group, LLC
20090299853 - Method and system of improving selection of search results: A system and method utilizing human searchers and/or guides to select a search result(s) which may and/or may not be influenced by commercial or compensation information. A guide(s) may be selected and/or provided with information which may be influenced by compensation information associated with the guide(s) and/or other information. Human... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
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20090299854 - Means for tracking costs associated with sales lead solicitation: A computer-implemented method for automatically tracking the cost of sales leads to a seller client, the steps of said method comprising: 1) accessing a sales lead data storage repository, wherein the sales lead comprises information about a potential customer, said information comprising one or more of: age, address, gender, credit... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090299855 - Predicting keyword monetization: One embodiment of the claimed subject matter is implemented as a method for predicting keyword monetization for one or more keyword-advertisement relationships. Historical data for the one or more keyword-advertisement relationships is referenced and used to generate a global model of the one or more keyword-advertisement relationship. The relationships are... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299856 - System and method for viral marketing campaign with a common goal: A system and method are provided for a viral marketing campaign with a common goal. A first wireless device may complete the first part of a campaign application, and a second wireless device may complete the second part of the campaign application. A reward may be given if at least... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090299857 - System and method for obtaining revenue through the display of hyper-relevant advertising on moving objects: A system for obtaining revenue through the display of advertising on fixed or moving objects id disclosed. Such objects receive, store, poll and extract data to present content based on the time of day, locations, and relative movements in a specific environment, where data and information stored in moving or... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20090299858 - Systems and methods for encouraging content distribution without restrictions: An embodiment relates generally to a method of monitoring playback of content. The method includes providing for a file of content and embedding a playback counter in the file of content, the playback counter associated with a vendor. The method also includes distributing the file of content with the playback... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090299861 - Interactive online fundraising promotion: Customized interactive fundraising promotion technology operable to provide users with an interactive interface for designing a personalized graphic object is disclosed. In one embodiment, the user can custom design the graphic object for presentation on a webpage interface in return for making a donation. In another embodiment, the user's custom... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20090299860 - Method and system for creating dynamic advertisements: A method and system for receiving an inputted request for information related to a financial instrument from a user with a first processor, where the request includes a financial instrument identifier. The request is processed to identify the financial instrument identifier. A plurality of data representative of a financial instrument... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP
20090299859 - Methods, communications devices, and computer program products for adding displayed advertisement contact data to networked address books: Method, communication device, and computer program products are provided for adding advertisement contact data to a networked address book. Advertisement data is accessed. The advertisement data is retrieved and parsed to determine if the advertisement data is in a proper format for a networked address book. The advertisement data is... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090299862 - Online ad serving: Online ad hosting (e.g., hosting ads from one domain on a webpage from a different domain) is accomplished using a cross-domain frame (e.g., an inline frame (IFrame)), a secure inter-frame communications channel, and a source code interface (e.g., a set of application program interfaces (APIs)). That is, a cross-domain IFrame... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299863 - Performing a check transaction using add-in modules: A point-of-sale (POS) module and associated methods are described for performing a transaction involving a check. The POS module interacts with one or more add-in modules. Each add-in module is associated with a particular method for processing a payment using a check. Accordingly, the POS module can accommodate multiple different... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299865 - Method and system for making and managing purchases: A method and system for storing purchase information are presented. A consumer sets up a transaction management account to electronically receive information regarding purchases. The customer provides information regarding the management account to a transaction terminal and makes a purchase. The vendor then electronically sends a receipt to the management... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090299864 - Systems and methods of payment account activation: Systems and methods are provided for activating a payment account. The payment account is associated with two identifiers. A payment instrument is provided as having the two identifiers. A first identifier is read at a first point of sale device to activate the payment account. A second identifier is read... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090299866 - Detecting device for a cash drawer and a point of sales system: A detecting device for a cash drawer is used for detecting a status of the cash drawer. The detecting device includes an operation logic circuit and a switch element. The operation logic circuit has a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal. The first input terminal... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090299867 - Method and system for labeling and managing the sale of manufactured concrete blocks: In a method for identifying manufactured concrete or masonry blocks and managing the sale thereof to a customer in a retail establishment, the retail establishment having a computer system configured to monitor inventory, a database operatively coupled to the computer system, and a plurality of point of sale (POS) terminals... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090299870 - Consumptible identification system and method: A consumptible identification system for use with a computer network includes a need prioritization module adapted to obtain a prioritization of consumer needs associated with a consumptible category from a particular consumer, wherein the prioritization expresses a preference of the particular consumer pertaining to at least one need associated with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090299872 - Electronic currency, electronic wallet therefor and electronic payment systems employing them: Electronic currency consists of data in a form suitable to be stored in a user's data storage medium, comprising information on the data value, identification of each specific set of data or data point, and authentication information suitable to verify that said data has been generated by a specific Currency... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20090299868 - Method and system for providing bid information to a user in response to a service request: This disclosure generally relates to computer- and network-based methods and systems for providing bid information to a user in response to a service request in order to facilitate the selection of a preferred service provider. In some cases, bid information from each of a number of bids originating from a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090299871 - Method for selecting, ordering and accessing copyrighted information from physical documents: A method for processing edited objects associated with a physical document, for use in a user workstation by a user. An edited object is identified in an edited objects table from being associated with an item that has been selected from a page of the physical document through use a... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090299873 - Server, information communication terminal, product sale management method, and storage medium and program transmission apparatus therefor: A product retail sales management server for managing the retail sales of a product across a communication network comprises: a retail sales management module for managing the retail sales of the product; a price update module 13 for dynamically setting the price of the product in accordance with rules and... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090299869 - System and method for processing single sale transactions involving one or more payors: A system for processing sales transactions may include a first computing device in communication with a buyer-operated computing device, and a computer-readable storage medium in communication with the first computing device. The computer-readable storage medium may include programming instructions for receiving an order including one or more of a commitment... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090299879 - Catalog builder with an expert system: A Catalog Builder that has a built-in Expert System which assists Catalog Builder operators in catalog building. The Expert System contains a knowledge database that stores keywords that can be used to describe a product or help a product get discovered during a search, and, optionally, the definitions of those... Agent: Jianhua Lu
20090299876 - Method and apparatus for conducting unsolicited trades using personal computers or handheld devices over cellular networks and the internet: A method and apparatus to enable subscribers of cellular or telephone networks and internet users to conduct unsolicited and direct trading of goods, offering or requesting services, searching for friends, obtaining or providing specific pieces of information using handheld and personal devices that include smart phones, personal digital assistants, video... Agent: Peter Loc
20090299880 - Product recommendations based on collaborative filtering of user data: A system gathers user behavior data from a group of web retailers and/or non-web retailers, analyzes the user behavior data to identify product recommendations for products offered by the web retailers, and provides one of the identified product recommendations in connection with a product page associated with one of the... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090299875 - System to facilitate online shopping: A system for facilitating online shopping that includes one or more content providers of a first domain, one or more online merchants of a second domain, and a framework. Web pages may be aggregated from the content providers. Descriptions of products for sale may be aggregated from the online merchants.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299874 - Systems and methods for automatic bid solicitation during transaction process: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for automatic bid solicitation during a transaction process, in which a user's checkout basket is automatically transmitted to a set of vendors for potential bids based on the user's selected items. The user can select products or services for purchase from an original Web... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090299878 - Universal payments dashboard: A universal payments dashboard system provides eCommerce merchants with an easy to integrate web page (inline frame) that displays all alternative payment button options that consumers can use on the merchant website(s) to pay for the purchase. Such merchants can display the dashboard on their shopping cart page(s) and on... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090299877 - User interface for displaying purchase concentration data for unique items based on consumer-specified constraints: A system and method for providing a user interface to facilitate the purchase of unique items by presenting past purchase information of unique items to consumers. The user interface is a two-dimensional chart, with each axis of the chart representing a variation of values of an attribute that characterize an... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090299882 - Converting assets for reuse during manufacturing: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to manufacturing production and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for reuse of cancelled products that are partially manufactured. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for reusing a partially manufactured product... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090299881 - Time phase work pool management for returned inventory asset routing: Embodiments of the present routing returned inventory assets and provide a method, system and computer program product for routing items in a manufacturing environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for routing items in a manufacturing environment can be provided. The method can include defining attributes of work... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090299883 - Graduation function for stored value card: A stored value card and system provides a stored value card issued in the name of a cardholder and with an account associated with an issuer and a legal account holder. The legal account holder is initially a person or entity other than the cardholder. The legal account holder manages... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20090299885 - Billing device and processing method: A billing device and processing method is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes i) collecting a billing log according to performing a biz template at the business logic processing unit, ii) verifying validity of the collected billing log, iii) performing a standardizing process on the verified billing log, iv)... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090299884 - Remote system upgrades in specific regulatory environments: Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for providing remote system upgrades to utility meters in certain regulatory environments. A utility meter having a metrology section and a registry portion is provided with additional memory in the metrology section, and configured as the primary storage location for billing information. The metrology section... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090299886 - Activity based credit card limit assignment: Systems and methods for reducing the exposure of a financial institution to lending risk. The systems and methods may involve determining a basic credit limit for a customer's new credit card account based at least in part on attributes associated with the customer; assigning an adjusted credit limit to the... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090299887 - System and method for detecting savings opportunities based on the price protection and return policies of retailers: A system and method is disclosed for detecting savings opportunities for consumers based on the price protection and/or return policies of retailers, following a process of purchasing items from online or physical retailers. The system receives an order statement which comprises information about an order, such as an identifier of... Agent: Tomer Shiran
20090299889 - System and method for estimating transaction costs related to trading a security: A method for creating a peer group database includes a step of collecting security transaction data for a preselected period of time, for a plurality of investment institutions. The transaction data includes identity of securities being traded, transaction order sizes, execution prices and execution times. The transaction data is grouped... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090299888 - Testing a quality of a report: There is provided a method that includes receiving a request to provide a report; determining whether content of the report meets a threshold level of quality; and issuing a warning if the content does not meet the threshold level of quality.... Agent: Paul D. Greeley Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090299912 - Commercial investment analysis: A technique for performing commercial venture analysis involves establishing an empirically-derived structure and evaluating companies using analytical techniques within that structure. The technique may involve defining jobs, or goals a customer is attempting to reach, with dozens or even hundreds of outcomes. Ideally, the structure and tools facilitate analysis that... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090299911 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for loan evaluation using a credit assessment framework: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating loan applications. A computer environment can include a loan evaluation system which operates on a processor-based system and which evaluates loan applications. A credit assessment framework is also provided for operating on the processor-based system and has a data connection to the loan... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090299908 - Exchange traded fund trading system: Computerized trading system adapted to handle trading of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), where each ETF comprises portfolio securities represented by portfolio security data entities stored in a portfolio trading database, the system further comprises a control device connected to, and controlling, said portfolio trading database, at least one market participant... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090299909 - Exchange traded fund trading system: A system comprises business logic operable for managing and administering company entities, records, documents, equity instruments, and stakeholders, a database storing data associated with the business logic, integration logic operable to integrate the business logic and its associated data with existing enterprise systems and data associated therewith, and a graphical... Agent: George R. Schultz Schultz & Associates, P.C.
20090299913 - Financial system that provides investment funds and a death benefit: A method and system is disclosed for managing funds within separate accounts. The invention permits a distributor to market and an investor to purchase a single product that combines the benefits of a family of funds with the protection element of a death benefit or living benefit. To create the... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20090299915 - Method and system for reconciling equity hedge funds: A method and system for tracking the compliance of a portfolio account used to finance benefit obligations containing a plurality of assets distributed among at least one fund category, containing at least one investment vehicle such as cash, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, is disclosed. The method monitors the balance of... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20090299914 - Publish and subscribe system including buffer: Systems and methods for delivering a plurality of trading data messages to a server in connection with the monitoring the trading of financial instruments are provided. A listener subscribes to a subset of the plurality of trading data messages generated by market participants or components within the trading platform. A... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20090299910 - System and method for automatic defeasance of a base portfolio of credit default swaps: A computer-implemented method for automatic defeasance of a base portfolio of credit default swaps, the base portfolio being held between a first counterpart and a second counterpart, including the steps of: receiving at a portfolio database trade data related to the base portfolio; identifying from the trade data at a... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20090299916 - System and method for using diversification spreading for risk offset: A computer-implemented method for analyzing a risk offset associated with a portfolio including a plurality of products traded on an exchange is disclosed. The method includes analyzing, by a processor, a first product in a portfolio, wherein the first product has a first market response in response to market data,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20090299893 - Method and system for providing option spread indicative quotes: A computer network and method for electronically trading combinations of derivatives. One preferred method of trading includes providing quotes information to a central server, and determining indicative quotes for combination trades, and providing the non-binding, indicative quotes to market participants (which typically includes subscribers, but may also include market makers).... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20090299895 - Method and system for providing rule-based collateral allocation and substitution: A system and method are disclosed for managing collateral allocation and substitution in general collateral repurchase agreements. In a preferred embodiment, an intermediary computer system facilitates the execution of anonymous general collateral repurchase agreements between buyers and sellers. The intermediary system manages initial collateral allocations and substitutions in accordance with... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090299890 - System and method for aggressively trading a strategy in an electronic trading environment: System and method for aggressively trading a spread trading strategy in an electronic environment are provided herein. According to the example embodiments, a trader may configure the automated trading tool to trade as aggressively as possible by leaning on a price without an associated quantity. This allows a trader to... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20090299891 - System and method for managing electronic trading cards: A device, system, and method for acquiring, displaying, managing through an electronic binder and trading of random electronic trading cards assigned through entry of a unique code.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090299894 - Systems and methods for implementing the structuring, pricing, quotation, and trading of spot synthetics (spots), spread instruments (sprints), sprints based on spots, ratio derivatives (rads), rads based on spots, and options based on these instruments: An exchange-traded financial instrument having a price that tracks an underlying benchmark, the underlying benchmark being a security or commodity that is itself traded. A contract for the financial instrument between a buyer and seller is not contingent upon the delivery of the underlying benchmark. A net carrying charge (credit... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090299892 - Trade support process system, trade support process method, and recording medium: Receipt of an order for a support for transportation in a trade or for documentation in a trade is managed. A control unit of a service management server sends an order receipt information registration screen. In a case where a service pattern is selected on the order receipt information registration... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090299896 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for integrated model validation for compliance and credit risk: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for model validation of a model for compliance and credit risk. Model input, output, and processing validation areas are contained on a computer system. A handle data structure connects the model validation areas with handles that comprise a unified metric. A handle represents combinations... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090299897 - Method and apparatus for providing an automated content time-sharing service: A method and apparatus for providing an automated content time-sharing service to a plurality of participants are disclosed. A user accesses a service platform, (e.g., via a Web site), that provides the service, and selects content, (e.g., a written, audible and/or visual work), offered by the service platform. The user... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090299898 - Method and system for processing transfer requests: Methods and system for processing transfer requests are described. In one embodiment, a value transfer request may be received from a value provider through a network. The value transfer request may include a value amount to be provided from a source user to a target user. A settlement account of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090299900 - Automotive mobile diagnostics: The invention generally relates to vehicle diagnostic systems and their methods of use, and more particularly, to a hand-held automotive diagnostic code-reader/scan tool with data link connector (DTC) which straps to the user's arm and is comprised of a touch screen, a VIN bar code/number scanner, a credit card reader,... Agent: Neil John Graham
20090299899 - Impulse donation/buy without risk system and method: A method and system are disclosed for enabling a subscriber to a service provider to purchase goods or make donations to a third-party unaffiliated with the service provider. The system generates an electronic bill for a service provided to the user, where the electronic bill includes at least one selection... Agent: At& T Legal Department - Monka Attn: Patent Docketing
20090299901 - Automated remittance machine and method: A method for use in remitting funds, including establishing a self-service apparatus in a location accessible by members of the public, allowing unrestricted access to input/output devices of the self-service apparatus, receiving from the self-service apparatus funds remittance information that is entered into the self-service apparatus by a user interacting... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090299902 - Method of and system for communicating liability data in a telecommunications network: The present invention relates to a method of and system for managing financial liability in a telecommunications network wherein a service requester (1) receives post paid services provided by a service provider (2) and wherein financial liability of said service requester for payment of said services is certified by a... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090299903 - Non-cash cash-on-delivery method and system: The present invention provides a method and system for non-cash cash-on-delivery. In the conventional process of the cash-on-delivery in logistics, a wireless communication apparatus is provided to read the information of the identification docket number and a non-cash payment tool, and the information is transported to the logistics server so... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090299904 - Electronic commerce system and method enabling automatic data transfer and authentication method thereof: In an electronic commerce system and method, a storage device is utilized to enable automatic and effective web data transfer, so as to solve the problem of low efficiency in recommending and advertising products through using conventional compact disks or browsing web pages, and the web data transferred to a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090299905 - web enabled color management service system and method: The present application discloses a system and method of critical web-based service architecture at a high level for color management systems in which services can be rendered remotely at very low cost to the end user using a cloud computing based computer network architecture. Service supported include Remote RIPPing, remote... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090299906 - Method and device for measuring supply and demand and for optimizing volume in auctions and reverse auctions: The technology disclosed relates to a practical design for measuring demand or supply in an auction or reverse auction, respectively for one or more divisible goods. It also relates to optimizing a volume selected by the auctioneer when closing an auction. In particular, it relates to a network based protocol... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20090299907 - Universal platform for automated creation and operation of referral networks: Utilizing an extensible referral management system platform, an organization may recognize a business opportunity in which the organization may benefit by receiving customer referrals from another organization and build a program under which the organization is a supplier of products and/or services to the referred customers. Thus, the referral management... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090299917 - Method of franking as a function of mail category: A method of franking mailpieces in a franking machine, wherein: an operator loads a mailpiece on a feed deck of said machine; the width of the mailpiece is determined automatically by a plurality of presence detectors mounted on said feed deck; the length of the mailpiece is estimated by processor... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090299919 - Calculating utility consumption of at least one unit of a building: A method, apparatus and program product provide for calculating the utility consumption of at least one unit of a building having a plurality of units. The method includes determining a square footage of the at least one unit, sensing a temperature of the at least one unit over a predetermined... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090299918 - Wireless delivery of power to a mobile powered device: A system that automatically detects the presence of an automobile that can operate wirelessly to recharge the battery therein, and detects account information associated with that automobile. When the account information is properly detected, the amount of power delivered is metered, and thereafter the power used by a user is... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20090299920 - Methods and systems for building custom appliances in a cloud-based network: A cloud management system can track the usage of the virtual machines in order to determine the fees associated with the user's subscription to the cloud computing environment. The usage can include the resources consumed to support the virtual machines and can include the utilization of the virtual machines by... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090299922 - Inorganic compounds: The present invention relates to compounds having a hexagonal layered structure that is substantially free from cubic-spinel like phases, a process for preparing the same and the use thereof.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090299921 - Method of distributing product utilizing preloaded mini-pallets: A method of utilizing a mini-pallet to create, organize, and move product stacks is provided where orders are preloaded on mini-pallets, placed in a trailer and then offloaded by account location with a hand truck.... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & MartinPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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