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20100131285 - Actn3 genotype screen for athletic performance: The present invention concerns novel methods of selecting or matching a sport or sporting event to an individual (e.g. a sprint/power sport or an endurance sport) and predicting athletic performance, the methods involving assessing ACTN3 genotype. In alternative embodiments, training regimens may be optimally designed for athletes by assessing the... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100131290 - Artificial-intelligent system and method for managing health-care: A system and method for expressing, associating and interacting individual groups of diagnoses, chief complaints and related categories on health and health-care services with individual specific interactive diagnoses, chief complaints and related categories on Web pages using systems of templates, drop-down lists and panels by physicians and patients.... Agent: Anuthep Benja-athon
20100131288 - Identification and reconciliation of missed or erroneous provider charges: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for using rules to identify missing charges with charge data. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a transaction representing an individual patient visit is identified, and missing charges within the transaction are determined based on application of the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100131282 - Medical practitioner peer review system and method: Systems and methods for evaluating the performance of at least one medical practitioner are provided. In one example, the method includes generating a specialty specific review form based on medical data collected from the client. The example method may further include selecting a peer review board based on the specialty... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100131283 - Method and apparatus for clinical widget distribution: Certain examples of the presently describe technology provide systems, methods, and apparatus for development, testing, validation, and distribution of third party clinical content via a content provider. Certain examples provide an apparatus for development, validation, and distribution of third party clinical content. The apparatus includes a development subsystem providing tools,... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100131284 - Methods and apparatus for analysis of healthcare markets: Methods and apparatus for identifying a market opportunity for a healthcare product are disclosed. A disclosed example computer implemented method comprises obtaining a first data set containing market demand information relating to at least the healthcare product, obtaining a second data set containing market availability information relating to at least... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100131286 - Methods for the prognosis or for the diagnosis of a thyroid disease: The present invention relates to methods for predicting or diagnosing a thyroid disease in an individual.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100131287 - Rescue and travel assistance coverage program for hotel guest: A method for providing emergency travel assistance services automatically to travelers/hotel guests on both a nationwide and worldwide basis upon checking into a participating hotel or resort. The hotels or resorts, in conjunction with a rescue entity, offer a rescue/travel assistance coverage program as a part of its lodging services... Agent: John Alumit
20100131289 - System and user interface for workflow & task schedule configuration: In an embodiment of the present inventions, a work flow process may be generated by decomposing functions of a clinical information system into discrete tasks including an individual task associated with a first pre-configured executable procedure for implementing the individual task and associating a user selectable image element with the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100131297 - Apparatus and methods for rendering personal stories to medical patients: A health care apparatus (10) and methods are described for rendering audio visual content to a medical patient in the patient's home, in which a content element storage (22) stores a plurality of audio visual content elements (28) to be rendered to the patient in the patient's home, including personal... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100131291 - Correlating data indicating at least one subjective user state with data indicating at least one objective occurrence associated with a user: A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring subjective user state data including data indicating at least one subjective user state associated with a user; acquiring objective occurrence data including data indicating at least one objective occurrence associated with the user; correlating the subjective user state data... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100131293 - Interactive multi-axis longitudinal health record systems and methods of use: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide graphical patient health record timeline systems and methods for providing electronic health record information within and across clinical patient encounters. Certain embodiments provide a graphical patient health record timeline interface system. The system includes a spectrum representation graphically representing different types of patient... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100131296 - Internet health data system: An Internet based health data system for providing patient medical, health, insurance and related data via the Internet, to a plurality of potential users including the patient based on profile and security that complies with all regulations including the HIPAA Act. The system registers and maintains an individual's health data... Agent: Bowman & Associates
20100131294 - Mobile medical device image and series navigation: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for mobile access to clinical information. Certain embodiments provide a mobile medical computing device system. The system includes a mobile medical computing device providing for display of, interaction with, and manipulation of medical images and patient data, the mobile medical... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100131295 - Point of service transaction management for services facilities: The present invention enables the collection by credit/debit card payment of customer co-pay and self-pay charges via an integrated point-of-service transaction management system and method. The system and method of the present invention may assist health care facilities in the collection of co-pay and self-pay charges at the time service... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100131298 - Simplified system for sharing medical information between institutions: A computer-implemented system for transferring clinical medical data between healthcare institutions. The system includes a first electronic medical record system configured to maintain electronic medical records for a patient at a first healthcare institution and an integrated web browser configured to allow a patient at the first healthcare institution to... Agent: Epic C/o Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100131299 - System for communication of health care data: An apparatus for communicating health care data from a sender to a receiver is provided. The apparatus has a first computer system, a second computer system, and a rules engine. The first computer system has health care data stored therein. The second computer system is in operable communication with, and... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100131292 - Systems and methods for interruption workflow management: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for interruption workflow management in a clinical enterprise. Certain embodiments provide an interruption workflow management system for a clinical enterprise. The system includes a worklist including a plurality of patient indicators representing patients for which tasks are to be performed... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100131309 - Bioinformatic transaction scheme: Secure network transaction system obtains user-authorized genetic term or bioinformatic profile, and transacts online service according to genetically-based user medical or other risk determined therefrom. Insurance policy, promotional offer, or other service may dynamically address genetically-based condition. Bioinformatic data classifies user per personal mask which filters subset of user genetic... Agent: Fernandez & Associates, LLP
20100131303 - Dynamic insurance rates: Systems and methods that customize insurance rates in real time to correspond to unique behavior/character traits of a user/driver. A rate adjustment component can interact with insurance companies that provide bids based on the contextual data—wherein, insurance costs can be dynamically adjusted, and the user/driver switched in real-time between such... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131308 - Incentivized adoption of time-dependent insurance benefits: System(s) and method(s) to incentivize adoption of time-dependent customized insurance benefit(s) are provided. A provider of insurance benefit(s) incentivizes adoption of the insurance benefit(s) in exchange for knowledge of operation characteristics of an insured entity. Knowledge is cumulative and collected from the insured entity and environment in which the entity... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131301 - Insurance vertical market specialization: Vertical insurance market specialization is provided where policies can be created based on granular information related to actual usage of an object. The information can be received in real time or near real time, and specific market definitions can be created based on the information. Insurance companies can bid on... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131302 - Insurance vertical market specialization: Vertical insurance market specialization is provided where policies can be created based on granular information related to actual usage of an object. The information can be received in real time or near real time, and specific market definitions can be created based on the information. Insurance companies can bid on... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131305 - Insurance visibility: Dynamic insurance rate adjustments are communicated to a vehicle operator in order to allow the vehicle operator to adjust various parameters before an actual change to an insurance rate is communicated to a service provider or trusted third party. The various parameters can be external parameters and/or internal parameters and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131307 - Monetization of performance information of an insured vehicle: System(s) and methods(s) to monetize knowledge of operation characteristics of an insured entity are provided. A provider of insurance benefit(s) supplies knowledge of operation characteristics of an insured entity in exchange for a financial compensation. The knowledge is cumulative and collected from the insured entity and environment in which the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131304 - Real time insurance generation: An on-board monitoring system in conjunction with a mobile device can be employed to gather real-time information regarding how a vehicle is being operated by the owner of the mobile device. The mobile device has information stored thereon that allows the user to be identified by the on-board monitoring system.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131306 - System and method for calculating and providing a predetermined payment obligation: A system and method is provided for calculating and generating a predetermined payment obligation. A hypothetical portfolio of securities is selected having an initial value. A financial instrument is issued that references the hypothetical portfolio, the financial instrument having a fixed term. A guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit is deducted from... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100131300 - Visible insurance: Real-time insurance rates can be generated and presented to a driver—as the rate changes, the change can be shown through an interface. Different factors can be evaluated and based upon a result of the evaluation, the rate can be determined. The determination can be performed locally at a vehicle as... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100131316 - Carbon management for sourcing and logistics: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for carbon management for sourcing and logistics. In one embodiment, the method comprises using a computer for quantifying both a cost and a carbon impact of one or more logistics policies relating to a manufacturing process; and minimizing... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100131312 - Management and administration of employee eligibility verification forms: Methods and computer-readable media provide for the management and administration of employee eligibility forms, e.g., United States Form I-9. An I-9 Management and Administrative Program (IMAP) maintains an inventory accounting process for United States employee I-9 forms, provides a semi-automated means of contacting employees in specific circumstances using specific dates... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 005222
20100131311 - Method for modifying the terms of a financial instrument: A method for modifying the terms of a financial instrument comprising the steps of obtaining organization data, obtaining weighting factors, transforming the organization data by the weighting factors via a computer to obtain an indicator and relating the terms of the financial instrument to the indicator, wherein the terms are... Agent: Williamson Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20100131318 - Method of controlling the quality of consumable animal primal cuts: A method of monitoring the production history of consumable animal primal cuts. Data collected from animal breeders and animal feeders is provided to a centralized data management system. An independent auditor also collects data on the operations of animal feeders. The data is analyzed to identify trends or relationships between... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100131317 - Organization assessment and representation system and method: The invention relates to a system and method which allows the performance of an organization to be assessed with respect to data which is generated by the organization. The invention provides for the collation of data representing a number of functions of the organization, and, if necessary reformatting the same,... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian
20100131315 - Resolving incident reports: Techniques for correlating a client incident with one or more enterprise events to facilitate resolution of the incident are provided. The techniques include identifying one or more configuration items relevant to the one or more enterprise events, identifying one or more configuration items relevant to the client incident, and correlating... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP Suite 205
20100131313 - Software/hardware ranking method and system: A ranking method and system. The method includes receiving by a computing system, business requirements and associated weighting factors. The computing system receives a list of software/hardware products and associated assessment data. The business requirements are associated with product features of the software/hardware products. The computing system calculates total requirement... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100131310 - System and method for carrier capacity and allocation management: Generally described, aspects of the present invention are directed at software systems for managing the logistics of one or more voyages. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided for collecting and disseminating voyage data in a computer networking environment. In this regard, the method includes providing a user... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100131314 - System for effectively estimating project size: A system for effective project size estimation. In response to receiving an input to predict a size of effort required to complete a project, a set of metrics associated with the project is identified. All possible subsets of metrics are constructed from the identified set of metrics associated with the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100131319 - Business process schedule: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for implementing a business process schedule based on temporal information. According to one embodiment, a method of utilizing temporal information associated with a business process definition can comprise storing the temporal information in a central repository. For example, the business process definition... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100131321 - Fair-share logic in supply chain management systems: A subset of demands to fair-share is identified from a group of demands. An artificial demand is created to represent a total demand quantity based on the subset of demands. The artificial demand is fulfilled to determine an available quantity for satisfying the artificial demand. The quantity demanded for each... Agent: Sap/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100131320 - Implementation of business models in a complex runtime system landscape: A system for adding an additional business model to an existing productive runtime system landscape is described. An additional business model is implemented on an existing productive system landscape that includes an existing business model. The productive system is maintained independently from the implementing of the additional business model on... Agent: Sap/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100131325 - Network resource control method and apparatus for guaranteeing admission rate of high-priority service: Provided are a network resource control method and apparatus for guaranteeing an admission rate of a high-priority service. In the method and apparatus, the admission rate of the high-priority service is increased by differentiating between the high-priority service and a low-priority service by either rejecting the low-priority service or reducing... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100131322 - System and method for managing resources that affect a service: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for managing a service includes monitoring, by one or more agents, the use of one or more tools by one or more workers. Each worker can have one or more assigned tasks corresponding to a service. In this example,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100131324 - Systems and methods for service level backup using re-cloud network: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for service level backup using a re-cloud network. A set of operating clouds can support one or more users. In embodiments, the one or more users can accept service based on a service level agreement (SLA), according to which the user is assured a... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20100131323 - Time management method and system: Disclosed is a time management method which includes detecting a current activity of a user on a computer, classifying the current activity according to a predetermined characteristic, prioritizing the current activity according to a predetermined order of importance, and prompting the user to work on the highest important activity if... Agent: Law Offices Of Ira D. Blecker, P.C.
20100131327 - Collaborative method and its implementation system for a trust-based business community: A collaborative method and its implementation system for a trust-based business community, enables a business person, who behaves as a function of a corporation, to invite his/her business partners to form a trust-based business community. Through this method and system, the business person can create, conduct and commit/abort a collaborative... Agent: Yh Chan
20100131326 - Identifying a service oriented architecture shared services project: An approach that identifies a service oriented architecture (SOA) shared services project is provided. In one embodiment, there is a project identification tool, including an opportunity component configured to identify a SOA shared services opportunity. A project component is configured to identify a potential SOA shared services project based on... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100131328 - Method and system of promoting alternate dispute resolution: A method and system of performing an alternate dispute resolution procedure by: providing an alternate dispute entity that is a scheduling service, facilitator and provider of mediation and/or arbitration services. An inviter asks the entity to initiate a mediation or arbitration procedure with an opposing party who has not been... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100131331 - Computer implemented method and system for the automated selection, aggregation, capture, analysis, and presentation of residential and commercial real estate information: The subject invention is directed to a computer implemented method and system for selecting and presenting information to buyers, sellers, and investors of residential or commercial real estate by licensed residential or commercial real estate agents in a user/server environment accessed through a Web site. The computer implemented method includes... Agent: David R. Murray
20100131334 - Hypothesis development based on selective reported events: A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring events data including data indicating incidence of a first one or more reported events and data indicating incidence of a second one or more reported events, at least one of the first one or more reported events and the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100131330 - Linking enterprise resource planning data to business capabilities: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for linking enterprise resource planning data to business capabilities. Embodiments provide a linkage between schematized ERP data (e.g., financial data) and schematized business capabilities. The linkage provides the ability to report in a visual way that permits the linkage... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100131338 - Method and system for managing categories of an electronic commerce website: Managing categories in an electronic commerce system, includes obtaining transaction information pertaining to a set of back-end categories, the transaction information includes user information of users in the system who completed transactions in the set of back-end categories during a preset period, determining, based on the user information, a set... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100131333 - Method and system for product services analysis and optimization: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, apparatus and system for analysis and optimization of product services including at least collecting information regarding at least a definition of a media content campaign and a performance of the media content campaign, and compiling the collected information for analysis, wherein the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100131329 - Method and system for smart meter program deployment: A method, system and article of manufacture are disclosed for modeling a plan for deployment of smart meters in a plurality of locations that are attached to a grid operated by an energy provider that supplies energy to said locations, wherein the smart meters are used to measure the energy... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100131337 - System and method for localized valuations of media assets: An engine, system and method for selecting at least one endorser for use in one or more advertisements. The engine, system and method may include a talent library including a plurality of electronic media assets delineated by respective ones of the at least one endorser, a mention tracker that electronically... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100131336 - System and method for searching media assets: A search engine, system and method for locating and rating a plurality of electronic mentions of respective ones of a plurality of brands. The engine, system and method includes a web crawl engine that seeks mentions of ones of a plurality of keywords in proximity to ones of the electronic... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100131339 - System and method to transform website user information into sales prospects, sales leads and sales intelligence: A method collects data about each website user from multiple sources, transforms this data into information suitable for sales leads, analyzes the raw data and the transformed information for multiple related website users, and packages all such relevant information across multiple related website users into sales lead information capsules that... Agent: Rakesh Singh
20100131332 - Telephone number based system to deliver coupons to mobile devices: Disclosed is a system to implement a method to deliver a coupon to a mobile device. A network entity may receive a telephone number from a mobile device operated by a caller. The network entity may obtaining identifying information about a target service provider as a function of the dialed... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100131335 - User interest mining method based on user behavior sensed in mobile device: A method and apparatus for modeling interests of a user based on the user's behavior and surrounding information, according to information sensed in a mobile terminal, are provided. User interest information is extracted from a mobile terminal use record of the user, situation information of the user is extracted from... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100131341 - Gathering and disseminating quality performance and audit activity data in an extended enterprise environment: A method for facilitating supplier auditing functions in a communications network environment is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request from a user system of an enterprise system to initiate an activity. The activity includes assessing a supplier record for determining a need to schedule a supplier audit, and scheduling... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20100131340 - System and method for monitoring retail store performance: A system for monitoring the performance of at least one task associated with operation of a retail store. The system includes at least one monitoring device positioned and adapted to provide images of at least one location within the retail store, with each image showing at least one factor related... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20100131342 - Intelligent clearing network: In an embodiment, a system for validating, redeeming, and financially settling paper coupons coded with a GS1 barcode and 8110 Application Identifier comprises a real time network through which a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal communicates directly to, or through a POS controller, with an Intelligent Clearing Network (ICN) server. One or... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100131344 - Electronic transaction methods of a retail merchant with a retail consumer: An electronic transaction method is provided of a retail merchant in a transaction conducted between the retail merchant and a retail consumer. The electronic transaction method comprises receiving a request from the retail consumer to purchase a good or service, prompting the retail consumer to provide details associated with a... Agent: Michael Chan Intellectual Property Section, Law Department
20100131345 - Merchant interaction and trial periods: Disclosure includes selecting a merchant from a plurality of merchants, enabling a trial mode for the merchant, during the trial mode, receiving an indication of a first order for the merchant, forwarding the indication of the first order to the merchant, allocating a first payment for the first order to... Agent: Innovation Division
20100131343 - System and method for segmenting items in a shopping cart by carbon footprint: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to provide a shopping cart for a shopper, and segment items in the shopping cart based on the carbon footprint associated with each item. Additionally, the method may include displaying... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100131346 - Method and system for associating a seller with purchased digital content: An digital content management system provides a web interface for a user to purchase digital content from an online digital content store. The system is able to track the purchased digital content and deliver marketing content from the online digital content store when a user selects the purchased digital content... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100131347 - Electronic payment system using mobile wireless communications device and associated methods: An electronic payment system is for a point-of-sale (POS) device to transfer funds from a purchaser account to a merchant account. The POS device is to send a merchant transaction identification (ID) and transaction information. The electronic payment system includes a mobile wireless communications device to send a purchaser transaction... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist - Rim
20100131348 - Small store system: System and methods of use are discloses that default routing of an ID read by an ID reader as part of a purchase transaction in a retail store, to a first computer system (MCS) instead of the POS computer system for the retail store, the first computer system processes the... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20100131349 - Small store system: System and methods of use are discloses that default routing of an ID read by an ID reader as part of a purchase transaction in a retail store, to a first computer system (MCS) instead of the POS computer system for the retail store, the first computer system processes the... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20100131350 - Using location-specific price and/or performance information in an ad system: The usefulness, and consequently the performance, of advertisements are improved by allowing businesses to better target their ads to a responsive audience. Location information is determined (or simply accepted) and used. For example, location information may be used in a relevancy determination of an ad. As another example, location information... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100131353 - Method for processing invalid click and system for executing the method: A method and system of processing an invalid click is provided. The method includes the steps of: verifying an invalid click Internet Protocol (IP) address of a user terminal generating the invalid click with respect to an advertisement; associating the invalid click IP address with the advertisement, and registering and... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100131354 - Method of evaluating acceptability of direct mail items: A method is provided herein for evaluating acceptability of direct mail items, the method including preparing an interactive display showing a plurality of mail items. The mail items include one or more direct mail items of interest, with the direct mail items of interest being displayed in similar manner to... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100131352 - Mobile ad optimization architecture: A method and system fulfills ad requests for delivery of ads to mobile clients in a mobile network. Ad data silos for ad requesters are maintained. The ad data silos are organized according to selected characteristics of the mobile clients of the ad requesters. In response to an incoming request... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100131351 - Selecting between client-side and server-side market detection: In accordance with one or more aspects of selecting between client-side and server-side market detection, a determination is made at a device as to which of a client-side detected market and a server-side detected market is to have priority for a service. An application of the device is configured in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100131355 - Dynamic reassignment of advertisement placements to maximize impression count: A method for dynamically reassigning in-game advertisements within a video game in order to maximize impression counts for the advertisements includes the steps of: determining when an advertisement at a first view location qualifies as on screen and incrementing an elapsed time for the advertisement while it qualifies as on... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20100131356 - Methods and systems of measuring the effectiveness of advertising content and producing standardized advertising content effectiveness scores: Methods and systems for measuring effectiveness of advertisements. Consumers who opt-in may be presented with advertisements, and after viewing the advertisements, the participants may be asked to respond to the advertisement in a standardized survey environment. The participants may be asked to rate, on a scale of 0 to 100,... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20100131358 - Information management method, information management device, information management program, and call receiving device: An information management method is for managing identification information that is explicitly or implicitly provided in a web page and that is for identifying a call receiver. The information management method includes changing the status of the identification information rendered available for a call connection to a first call receiver... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100131357 - System and method for controlling user and content interactions: An asset management engine, system and method. The engine, system and method may include a vault including at least one asset, an administration display including a plurality of DLLs for controlling interrelations of the at least one asset to at least one field, and an asset classification module including at... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100131359 - System and method for securing invocations for serving advertisements and instrumentation in online advertising: An improved system and method for securing invocations for serving advertisements and instrumentation in online advertising is provided. An advertisement exchange server may provide services for publisher servers to add executable instructions to securely display online advertisements on a client device within allocated space of a web page of content... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20100131360 - Rate card yield management: A system and method are disclosed for allowing networks and publishers to manage the rates of their inventory to optimize their yield. The yield is determined based on a set of rates which may be stored in a rate card. The rates may be established based on targeting attributes. A... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100131362 - Advertising apparatus and methods and storage medium: The invention discloses an advertising apparatus for generating a link corresponding to an advertisement, including a member module and an advertisement generation module. The member module generates a first public member ID for an advertiser account, wherein the advertiser account is logged onto a social networking platform on a first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100131361 - Method, system and computer program product for distributing a marketing message over mobile devices: A method for distributing a marketing message over mobile devices includes the steps of receiving an offer of an incentive for a user of a mobile device to participate in distributing the marketing message. The method includes the steps retrieving a contact list of individuals from the mobile device, the... Agent: Lansing Arthur Parker Ii
20100131363 - Systems and methods for targeted advertising: An embodiment of the invention utilizes a media management system that captures information regarding a user's media consumption habits and provides unique opportunities for targeted advertising. An embodiment of the invention tracks a user's media consumption over time. An embodiment of the invention identifies a user's current media consumption and... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC
20100131364 - Truthful pricing scheme for sponsored search with reserve prices: Search engines and sponsored search auctions are provided that enable the use of different reserve prices corresponding to different advertisement slots on a search results page. In one implementation, a search engine includes a query processor and a sponsored search auction. The query processor is configured to receive a query... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100131365 - Context-sensitive advertising for mobile content: Various embodiments provide context-sensitive advertising for content on a mobile device. In some embodiments, context information about a mobile device, a user of the device, and/or content to be consumed on the device is used to formulate an advertisement request. The advertisement request is submitted to an advertisement source, which... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100131366 - System and methods for providing location-based upcoming event information using a client-side web application implemented on a client device: A system and methods for providing location-based upcoming event information using a client-side web application implemented on a client device are described. The location-based upcoming event information may be provided to users of an online secondary ticket marketplace using a client-side web application implemented as desktop or mobile widget or... Agent: Racunas Law LLC
20100131367 - Systems and methods to search with a mobile device: Methods and systems to search with a mobile device are described. The system receives a request, over a network, from a mobile device. The request includes search information to search a database and location information to identify the location of the mobile device. Next, the system generates search results based... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100131368 - Method and apparatus for detecting a two dimensional data matrix: A method for detecting a two-dimensional bar code pattern using a bar code pattern reader, the bar code pattern being in the form of a matrix of rows and columns of data cells of either a first or second colour representing encoded data bits, and containing a set of at... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100131369 - Group association system and method: A method, system, and computer program product defines an identity of a patron of a casino. Whether the patron has an account within the casino is determined. If the patron has an account, the account associated with the patron is determined. If the patron does not have an account, an... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20100131371 - Advertisement providing system, advertisement providing method and program: There is provided an advertisement providing system including an advertisement article data obtaining unit which obtains advertisement article data of an advertisement item expected to be contained in a publication, an advertisement information preparing unit which prepares advertisement information of the advertisement item from the obtained advertisement article data, an... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100131370 - Public and private road safety and advertising medium: The provision of advertising material on ground surfaces is provided. In some embodiments, the advertising material is a thin, nonslip material affixed to a roadway surface. In some embodiments rights relating to the roadway surface are obtained, advertisement material is placed thereon, and revenue is received for having the advertisement... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20100131372 - Data processing device, computer program, and data storage medium: A layout of unit images UP output for display may be modified by a layout operation through an input device 802. In addition, upon modification of the layout of the unit images UP, an actual work load is calculated corresponding to the modification of layout, and then output to be... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100131373 - Dynamic advertisement tags: Methods and systems for serving advertisements are provided. Methods employed by the systems may include receiving, at an exchange system, a request from a web site publisher to generate an inventory identifier. The request may include one or more targeting attributes to be associated with the inventory identifier. In response,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100131374 - Integrated currency scales: To facilitate the monitoring of currency and coin levels in a point of sale system and other cash handling devices, one or more currency or coin scales may be integrated into the point of sale system or cash handling device. Currency and coin amount information may be transmitted to a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100131375 - Money transfer payments for mobile wireless device prepaid services: Systems and methods for facilitating money transfer payments for mobile wireless device prepaid services include receiving, from a vendor location, a money transfer payment for mobile wireless device prepaid services fulfillment request including a mobile wireless device phone number and a corresponding payment amount. A destination wireless service provider that... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100131381 - Donations exchange-computerized method automate donations request, fulfillment and tracking: A method and apparatus for automating the solicitation process between requesting organizations and donating organization. The web based exchange platform would allow the submission of requests, tracking of submission, approval of submissions, fulfillment of the request, status notification and reporting on the requests for both the requestor and donor. The... Agent: David Hassan
20100131386 - E-commerce purchase eligibility determination system and method: A system and method for determining e-commerce purchase eligibility of product offerings restricted to particular market segments and used in conjunction with an e-commerce system is described. Identifying information provided by the user is compared to a white list of eligibility parameters selected and configured by the vendor. An e-mail... Agent: North Oaks Patent Agency
20100131379 - Managing consistent interfaces for merchandise and assortment planning 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.
20100131384 - Method and system for promoting user generation of content: Systems and methods for promoting user generation of content are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of systems and methods to facilitate the generation of content by users are disclosed. Specifically, in one embodiment, in order to drive generation of desired content, the generation of content by a user may be linked... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100131383 - Methods and systems for supporting asset exchange: In typical two-way trading systems, bidders cannot trade directly with other bidders, and sellers cannot trade directly with other sellers, resulting in possible missed trading opportunities. Methods, systems, devices, and networks for enabling two-way trading systems to perform multi-party exchanges are disclosed. Example embodiments allow multiple bidders (buyers), multiple sellers,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100131380 - Online service syndication: Embodiments described herein are directed to syndicating an online service to at least one syndication partner of a syndicator. In one embodiment, a computer system determines that a syndication relationship has been established between a syndicator and a syndication partner, where the syndication relationship is established to provide syndicated services... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100131377 - System and apparatus for managing tasks: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to receive a grocery list from a communication device of a user, identify a location in a store for each item in the grocery list, determine a selection order for the items... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100131382 - System and method for auctioning audio submission rights: A computer-implemented method for auctioning rights and receiving recorded bid proposals using a telephony system. The method includes receiving one or more submitted bids for access to a bid proposal recording system, determining a winning bid from the one or more submitted bids, initiating a telephone call to a selected... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100131387 - System and method for displaying market data in an electronic trading environment: A trading interface is provided for displaying market data related to a tradeable object being traded at an electronic exchange. According to one example embodiment, market data related to a tradeable object is displayed in relation to a value axis, such as a price axis. As new market data is... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100131378 - System and method for providing postage indicia: A method and system of providing postage indicia to a user. The method includes receiving an account number of the user at a computer server associated with a postage provider and receiving a request to print one or more postage indicia from the user at the computer server. The method... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100131376 - System and method for providing regional community-based membership service: Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing a regional community-based membership service. The method includes registering a customer visiting a certain region as a membership service customer through classification of the customer according to a degree of private relation with the region or according to whether the customer... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100131385 - Systems and methods for distribution of digital media content utilizing viral marketing over social networks: A networked computing system capable of distributing commercial digital media content utilizing existing interpersonal resources of a social network service (SNS). The networked computing system includes a media content provider (MCP), multiple personal computing devices (PCDs), a SNS and a data communications network that facilitates data communications amongst the MCP,... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine C/o: Mary Dougherty
20100131388 - Image-based listing using image of multiple items: Example embodiments of a system and method for image-based listing of an item, using an image of multiple items, are generally described herein. In some example embodiments, an image-based listing system includes an identifying module to identify a portion of an image of multiple items, the portion of the image... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100131390 - Methods and systems for online credit offers: Provided are methods and systems for coordinating a loan between a lender and a borrower. The methods and systems can provide enhanced offers by way of a Best Offer Strategy and Standardized Presentation of offers to borrowers. Also provided is a computerized business-to-business operations management system (a “portal”) centered around... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100131391 - System and method for displaying wood products for purchase: A method implementable in an electronic system coupled to an electronic device, the electronic device being coupled to a display device. A description of a load to display is received from the seller. At least one term governing the sale of the load is received from the seller. A definition... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20100131389 - Video-related meta data engine system and method: A engine for use with a display is disclosed. The engine includes a presenter that presents at least two audio/visual works, at least one software application capable of at least one metadata-related interaction with the at least two audio/visual works, communication points over which the audio/visual works are received, and... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100131392 - Website user account linking: A method for managing a plurality of commercial website accounts maintained by a supplier of goods or services includes receiving a structure via a first computer screen, where the structure specifies a relationship between a first one of the plurality of commercial website accounts and a second one of the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100131393 - Managing service subscriptions in a network: A computer-implemented method may include associating a first bundle with a subscriber on a first subscription date, the first bundle defining a pre-paid service, a first renewal date, and a first renewal price. The method may include associating a second bundle with the subscriber on a second date different than... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100131394 - Managing consistent interfaces for tax authority 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.
20100131396 - Bill payment methods: A method for paying bills is provided. The method includes receiving a list of creditors from a customer, calculating an average of a customer's periodic bills from the creditors, paying the periodic bills of the creditor on behalf of the customer, and charging the customer average periodic payments. The method... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
20100131395 - Construction payment management system and method with real-time draw notification features: A system and method for managing a construction payment process. According to one method, a construction project management server receives draw initiation information from a device including a selection of a date on which a draw will be executed and a selection of one or more participants to receive a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100131400 - Automatic classification of credit card customers: According to embodiments of the present invention there is provided a computer-based method and a computer program product for automatically sorting customers who make purchases from merchants using a credit card. The computer-based method includes the following steps. An adjusted index is calculated for a customer based on an amount... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100131399 - Parser for generating financial manager application rules: In one embodiment, one or more business rules are received from a calculation manager. A calculation manager allows a user to generate the rules using a graphical format. The business rules are generated in a mark-up language, such as extensible mark-up language (XML). Data for the one or more business... Agent: TrellisIPLaw Group/oracle
20100131397 - Providing \"on behalf of\" services for mobile telephone access to payment card account: A method includes receiving from an acquiring financial institution (FI) a request to translate a customer identifier into a primary account number (PAN). The method further includes determining whether the customer identifier is valid, and (if the customer identifier is determined to be valid) issuing a challenge to a mobile... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100131398 - System and method for providing market insight regarding securities trading: A system and method for generating alerts from exchange data and news data is disclosed, and includes an alert generator that further includes a processor coupled to a memory. The alert generator receives the exchange data and the news data. Alert generator software runs on the memory and processor, receives... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy
20100131401 - Systems, methods and computer program products for performing a contingent claim valuation: Systems, methods and computer program products for performing a valuation of a contingent claim, such as a call or a put, are provided that initially determine the present value distribution of contingent future benefits that is attributable to the exercise of a contingent claim, such as according to a jump-diffusion... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20100131426 - Method and apparatus for issuance of trade of real estate notes: An electronic system—and associated method—for creating, marketing, and selling real estate notes, represented by a fixed income contract with a periodic payment based on a rate of return and a term, is provided. A system and method for providing a liquid market for real estate notes is also provided. The... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv
20100131425 - Pension fund systems: There is provided a computer-implemented method of projecting the future cash flows of a pension scheme, comprising: receiving data representative of the members of the pension scheme; receiving data representative of a mortality assumption; calculating, using data processing apparatus, for each pension scheme member, a projection of the future cash... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100131423 - System and method for administering a destination fund having an associated guarantee: A system is provided for administering a destination fund having a guarantee wrapper. The guarantee provides an income stream for life to one or more investors. The destination fund has a selected mix of equities and fixed income investments to provide for enhanced returns throughout retirement for the investor. The... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100131427 - System and method for chart pattern recognition and analysis in an electronic trading environment: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100131424 - System and method for managing and indemnifying commercial paper: In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method and system of managing and indemnifying commercial paper by a trustee over a computer network includes receiving, in a processor and over the network, an indication of a proposed short-term secured investment transaction from one or more parties to the transaction, said indication including... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100131422 - System, method, and computer readable medium for allocating dividends to a block of common stock shares: A system, a method, and a computer readable medium for allocating dividends to a block of common stock shares are provided. The method includes selling a plurality of Class A common stock shares associated with a company, and selling a plurality of Class No-Dividend common stock shares associated with the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100131403 - Apparatus and methods for handling trading data: A manually-assisted computer and communications apparatus is provided for periodically fixing a price of a currency or commodity. Successive rate samples of said currency/stock/commodity are received from a plurality of sources (80) over a period of time, recorded and filtered automatically (90) by reference to said historical record and predetermined... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20100131404 - Method and interface for presenting last traded quantity information: Trading software may receive trading information from an exchange. The trading software may use the trading information to compute an estimate of last traded total sweep quantity. The trading software may also display the last traded total sweep quantity on a trading screen.... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100131405 - Method and interface for presenting last traded quantity information: Trading software may receive trading information from an exchange. The trading software may use the trading information to compute an estimate of last traded total sweep quantity. The trading software may also display the last traded total sweep quantity on a trading screen.... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100131402 - System and method for air travel commoditization: System and methods are provided for the definition and commoditization of a four-dimensional trajectory of airspace, i.e., a bundle of spatially-contiguous, three-dimensional volumetric units of airspace at distinct, finite, and contiguous periods of time. The three primary determinants of air transportation throughput, i.e., seat and freight capacity, runway environment capacity,... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.
20100131406 - Method and apparatus for educational financial planning: A system is provided that gathers information from a user regarding a desired educational institution and sources for financing an education at the educational institution. The system further estimates a future income and compares the income with the obligations that arise from financing the education. This comparison is subsequently classified... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100131407 - System and method of providing replenishment and pick-up services to one or more cash handling devices: A transport carrier (i.e., an armored vehicle or any mode of transportation) may be equipped with cash storage and recycling capabilities. The transport carrier may be equipped to replenish funds as needed and/or pick up a surplus of funds. The transport carrier may be in communication with a financial institution... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100131409 - Identification verification with user challenge: Methods and apparatus for conducting user identity verification are disclosed. An example method includes requesting, from a user, a name and user identifying information associated with the provided name. The example method also includes querying a trusted database based on the provided name and the user identifying information and determining... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global
20100131408 - System and method of validating a relationship between a user and a user account at a financial institution: A system and method for validating a relationship between a user and a user account at a financial institution includes a data communication device, a memory, a processor coupled to the memory, and an account validation module executable by the processor. The account validation module generates a verification identifier for... Agent: Jones Day
20100131410 - Purchasing data management method and system: A data management method and system. The method includes retrieving by a computing system, first identification data associated with a buyer of a product. The computing system retrieves product data associated with the product. The product data is compared to campaign data associated with a campaign. The campaign is associated... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100131411 - Method for secure storage and delivery of media content: The memory device contains control structures that allow media content to be stored securely and distributed in a manner envisioned by the content owner, or service providers involved in the distribution. A wide variety of different avenues become available for distributing media content using such memory devices, such as where... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk
20100131412 - Interoperable systems and methods for peer-to-peer service orchestration: Systems and methods are described for performing policy-managed, peer-to-peer service orchestration in a manner that supports the formation of self-organizing service networks that enable rich media experiences. In one embodiment, services are distributed across peer-to-peer communicating nodes, and each node provides message routing and orchestration using a message pump and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100131413 - Methods and systems to securely loard / reload a contactless payment device: Embodiments allow loading and reloading contactless payment devices using only a contactless terminal interface, while providing user authentication. The contactless terminal interface could be at a merchant POS location, kiosk, or embedded or attached to a personal computing device with contactless read/write capability such as a personal computer or mobile... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100131414 - Personal identification device for secure transactions: A portable identification apparatus and an associated identification and authentication system are described. The portable apparatus can store biometric data of an authorised user of the apparatus and includes a biometric scanner for acquiring biometric data of a user of the apparatus. A processor compares acquired biometric data with the... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP
20100131415 - Electronic payment system including merchant server and associated methods: An electronic payment system is for a merchant server to transfer funds from a purchaser account to a merchant account, the merchant server to send a merchant transaction identification (ID) and transaction information. The electronic payment system includes a mobile wireless communications device to send a purchaser transaction ID and... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist - Rim
20100131416 - Building pin identification system: This utility non-provisional patent is being applied for a building and property numbering identification software system. This system will be designed to function to provide all agencies, companies and public usage to access up to date information on all structures and properties. This will include everything from land size and... Agent: Daryl Means
20100131417 - Enhancing copyright revenue generation: A method and system for enhancing copyright revenue generation is disclosed. The method includes receiving a copyrighted media recording, creating an independent work of authorship by generating a simulation of the copyrighted media recording, such that the independent work of authorship is entitled to a copyright and utilizing the simulation... Agent: Media Rights Technologies C/o Wagner Blecher LLP
20100131418 - Structured job search engine: Candidates use a computer-based system to create profiles of their job experience, skills, interests, and future job requirements. Companies seeking candidates to fill job positions use the system to create profiles of the positions they seek to fill. The system automatically matches candidates to company searches based on their profiles,... Agent: Robert Plotkin, PC
20100131419 - System and method for management of commodity shipment data: A commodity shipment data management system includes a loader computer for storage of shipment data in a loader database. The system prompts the user to enter values for shipment data parameters, and prevents entry of invalid values. Data may also be entered remotely by wireless transmission. A GPS receiver collects... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office
20100131420 - Apparatus, systems and methods for online, multi-parcel, multi-carrier, multi-service parcel returns shipping management: The present invention provides a computer system (the “System”, or the “Return System”) that is configured and programmed to provide online stores with a fast, simple, convenient way for eCommerce customers of an online store to return merchandise purchased from that store from within that online store. The Return System... Agent: Khorsandi Patent Law Group, A.l.c.
20100131421 - Computing dependent and conflicting changes of business process models: Changing a business process model involves several aspects: (1) given a set of change operations, dependencies and conflicts are encoded in dependency and conflict matrices; (2) given a change sequence for a process model M, the change sequence is broken up into subsequences such that operations from different subsequences are... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20100131428 - System and method for personalized price/file size per scan: A method of determining a quality of a file of a scanned page based upon a user selected input including examining the content of the scanned page via detecting at least one object on the scanned page, classifying each object on the scanned page and estimating a file size of... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20100131429 - Method for recipients of mail to inform mailers of mailing preferences: A method and system for identifying recipient mailing preferences to mailers. A mail preparation center sends a plurality of mail recipients mail pieces having a mail campaign identifiers printed thereon. Mail recipients communicate with a data center to input the mail campaign identifiers received. The data center also gathers recipients'... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20100131430 - System and method for bulk mail oriented transaction printing: A system and method for bulk mail oriented transaction printing of variable documents by evaluating particular data such as zip code data in a VI PDL. A queue can be configured with information regarding a particular rendering job, which includes the VI data fields including required postal information, a particular... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20100131432 - Methods and compositions of molecular profiling for disease diagnostics: The present invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for molecular profiling and cancer diagnostics, including but not limited to gene expression product markers, alternative exon usage markers, and DNA polymorphisms associated with cancer. In particular, the present invention provides molecular profiles associated with thyroid cancer, methods of determining molecular... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20100131431 - Shipment order, freight order and tour builder: The embodiments of the invention relates to a transportation management system. Specifically the embodiments of the invention relate to a system and process for generating shipment orders, freight orders and tours automatically from planned transportation activity data. The process reduces planned transportation activity to a set of frames having minimal... Agent: Sap/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100125461 - System and method of using a non-retail central filling facility to process pharmacy product prescriptions in a pharmacy retail network: The claimed method and system implements an algorithm for routing electronic prescriptions to one of a pharmacy retail store or a non-retail central filling facility for physical preparation of pharmacy products corresponding to the electronic prescriptions.... Agent: Francis C. Kowalik Walgreen Co. Law Department
20100125463 - Personal information gathering, storing, and transfer system: A personal information gathering, storing, and transfer system having a display, an input device, and a processor in data communication with the display and input device for receiving data from the input device and actuating the display. An internal memory is in data communication with the processor and the input... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.
20100125462 - System and method for cost-benefit analysis for treatment of cancer: A system and method for providing cost-benefit analysis for treatment of a chronic disease such as cancer. The system enables a user to provide input parameters related to a patient, and performs statistical and computational analysis of case histories of other patients and retrospective data related to one or more... Agent: William L Botjer
20100125465 - Independent annuity placement system and method: A system and method for facilitating annuity transactions between annuity purchasers and providers via an annuities placement program accessible to the purchasers and providers. Purchasers enter quote solicitation information used by the annuity providers to establish a quote for an annuity Annuity providers enter a quote in response to the... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100125464 - System and method for entering a list of insured items for valuation: The present invention is directed to a system and method for allowing an insured party to directly enter a list of insured items for valuation in connection with an insurance claim. The system includes an application server operating valuation software and an associated web site to allow an insured party... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100125466 - System and method of dispensing insurance through a computer network: Systems and methods for facilitating the dispensing of insurance and of an insurance company selling insurance policies are provided, which may be network or Internet based, and may be managed through a general agent. Policy information from insurance companies may be received or stored. Data may be received from customers... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100125467 - System and a method for communication between a travel planning application and a hotel booking provider: Described herein is a system and a method for communication between a travel planning application and a hotel booking provider, using standard interfaces compliant with OpenTravel Alliance (OTA) specification for electronic exchange of business information among all sectors of the travel industry. The standard interfaces allow the integration of hotel... Agent: Sap Ag
20100125468 - Centralized management of maintenance and materials for commercial aircraft fleets with access to real-time information: Turnkey maintenance of a customer's aircraft fleet is managed by a single management service provider (MSP) controlling integrated maintenance and materials services from a central operations site. The MSP converts data received directly from on-board aircraft systems into information it uses to manage maintenance service providers and parts suppliers. The... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20100125473 - Cloud computing assessment tool: A system is described for providing a cloud computing assessment tool. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The processor may receive a data center configuration from the user. The data center configuration may include a compute and storage capacity. The processor may determine a cloud... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100125471 - Financial journals in financial models of performance servers: Architecture that employs a journal assignment that can be created on demand when journal is created, and operates outside the business cycle. The assignment is routed to reviewers and approvers based on predefined company policy that users define. The assignment encloses a changelist of data changes created by the journal.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100125475 - Internet based achievement & skills management process & method: An Internet Based Achievement Management Process & Method of use thereof which generally comprises computer software, including internet web page based code, and methods of applications that allows a user to mange, track, and record events and or achievements which pertain to professional, educational, and or personal goals as well... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20100125469 - Methods and a system for remotely authorizing and monitoring financial transactions: The present invention relates to a method and a system for remotely authorizing and monitoring financial transactions, and for automatically performing executing procedures, if required. In particular, the present invention envisages a computer program product comprising program code means for carrying out the present method, a system for authorizing financial... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100125470 - Methods and systems for providing a decision making platform: A method for enriching the data associated with financial transaction card transactions using a computer system is described. The method includes receiving financial transaction data from a plurality of input channels, each input channel associated with a financial transaction data format, converting the received financial transaction data into a common... Agent: Daniel M. Fitzgerald (21652) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100125477 - Operation control for deploying and managing software service in a virtual environment: A system and method can deploy and manage software services in virtualized and non-virtualized environments. The system provides an enterprise application virtualization solution that allows for centralized governance and control over software and Java applications. Operations teams can define policies, based on application-level service level agreements (SLA) that govern the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100125472 - Relating code with intellectual property assets: A method, system, and computer usable program product for relating code with intellectual property assets are provided in the illustrative embodiments. An intellectual property asset is identified. A portion of code is located from an entire code of a software application, such that the portion of code corresponds to the... Agent: Ibm Corp. (gig)
20100125474 - Service evaluation assessment tool and methodology: m
20100125476 - System having business aware framework for supporting situation awareness: The present invention relates to a system having a business aware framework for supporting situation awareness, which provides an RFID business event modeling system having a modeling function that allows a developer to easily define RFID business events required in developing RFID applications in conformance to EPC network standards so... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100125479 - Meeting scheduler: A method of scheduling meetings includes: providing a first specification for a first set of meetings, wherein the first specification includes for each meeting an attendee list for specifying attendees, a duration for specifying meeting length, and a window for specifying acceptable meeting times; providing a first meeting schedule for... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Duane Morris LLP
20100125480 - Priority and cost based deadlock victim selection via static wait-for graph: Systems and methods that enable resolving deadlock cycles by victim selection based on cost and/or priority of strongly connected components in a static wait-for graph. As such, victims can be selected by iteratively estimating total deadlock resolution cost (based on cost of strongly connected components) for remaining deadlock participants, selecting... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100125481 - System and method for providing investment products: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems, methods, and computer readable media suited for enabling partial owners of wholesale broker dealers to participate in providing investment products. Reports of wholesale fees received by and expenses incurred by a wholesale broker-dealer, in relation to wholesale support services for investment products,... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100125478 - Techniques for visual integration of meeting space in calendar systems: Techniques for visual integration of meeting spaces within a calendar system are presented. A meeting room can be viewed via a map and selected for scheduling a meeting. The map depicts the location of the meeting room within a facility of an enterprise. A meeting scheduler visually sees the meeting... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20100125482 - Contractor assessment: A contractor assessment system assists clients in identifying the best contractors for a large-scale construction project, including information on past performances (lagging indicators), strengths, and weaknesses (leading indicators). For example, clients can include owners, real estate developers, contractors, and insurance carriers.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100125483 - Method and apparatus to facilitate using a highest level of a hierarchical task model to facilitate correlating end user input with a corresponding meaning: One receives input (101) from a given end user as pertains to a particular task to be executed and automatically accesses (102) a hierarchical task model as corresponds to a particular task to be executed by a given end user to thereby identify one or more presently un-executed agenda elements.... Agent: Motorola/fetf
20100125488 - Apparatus and method for operating supply chain management in mobile terminal: An apparatus and method for effectively operating Supply Chain Management (SCM) emerging as a management scheme preferred by mobile terminal manufacturers are provided. The method includes, upon detection of initial booting, gathering at least one of mobile terminal identifier information, product information, and subscriber location information, generating a sales information... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100125485 - Interactive selling system and associated methods: A system for interactive selling may include a data processing device and a human consumable product. The system may also include a concealed flavor associated with the human consumable product and a code carried by the human consumable product that by itself cannot reveal the concealed flavor to a consumer.... Agent: Douglas J. Visnius
20100125484 - Review summaries for the most relevant features: A method, system, and medium are provided for capsule summaries of reviews, such as product and service reviews. Raw comments and reviews are collected from several sources, which can be obtained from different locations, such as Internet sites. A number of features for each product or service category are developed,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100125486 - System and method for determining supply chain performance standards: A method for generating supply chain performance standards comprises receiving historical supply chain data associated with a supply chain and determining a confidence factor associated with the historical supply chain data. The method also includes generating one or more supply chain simulation files based on the historical supply chain data... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100125487 - System and method for estimating settings for managing a supply chain: A method for estimating supply chain settings comprises receiving historical supply chain data and generating one or more supply chain simulation files based on the historical supply chain data. A plurality of supply chain settings associated with the one or more supply chain simulation files is established and the one... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100125489 - System and method for root cause analysis and early warning of inventory problems: A system and method is disclosed for root cause analysis and early warning of inventory problems. The system includes a server coupled with a database and configured to access the data describing inventory policy parameters of a supply chain network, the data describing one or more demand patterns and one... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC
20100125490 - Social network referral coupons: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing coupon distribution in a non-evasive manner based upon a referral. A social network can include two or more users with at least one actively acknowledged connection that indicates a relationship between a first user and a second... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100125493 - Common purchase system and method having circular membership system for congratulation and condolence: A common purchase system and its method having circular membership system for congratulation and condolence are provided. A plurality of member terminals requests for an application of the congratulations and condolences membership, requests an application for registration as a beneficiary and requests cooperative purchase of daily necessaries of life via... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100125494 - Environmentally responsive shipping selection: Methods, devices and systems are provided for enabling the selection of a shipping option responsive to an environmental preference. A user indicates a shipping criteria preference including an environmental impact weighting. A cost value of each of a plurality of shipping options is determined including an environmental impact cost. A... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.
20100125495 - System and method of providing a mobile wallet at a mobile telephone: A method of providing a mobile wallet is disclosed and may include displaying a mobile wallet login screen and displaying a mobile wallet. The mobile wallet includes at least one of the following: an accounts option, a buy now option, an offers option, a receipts option, and a more option.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100125496 - System and method for automated generation of advertising: A method for searching a computer network using a descriptor for a topic, for sources that may have content concerning the topic, is provided. The method further includes searching a source for content concerning said topic and filtering the content to obtain filtered information of particular relevance for marketing purposes.... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100125497 - Electronic coupon distribution and redemption method for electronic devices: A coupon redemption system includes a web application server having a database corresponding with information regarding a coupon. An electronic device is in communication with the web application server through a data communication network. The electronic device displays a barcode image corresponding to the coupon information. The bar code image... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20100125498 - Mobile commerce framework: A subscription-based system for providing commerce information for one or more mobile devices for one or more merchants. Some techniques employed feature a subscription-based method for presenting commercial resources to a mobile device. The method involves receiving mobile device user information relating to a geographic location to locate one or... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100125491 - Mobile advertising syndication: Apparatus and methods for distributing advertising content to a mobile device. An application is executed on a mobile device containing an advertising opportunity. Advertising content is requested from an advertisement syndication interface. A filtering constraint applicable to the advertising content request is identified and used to select and advertisement from... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100125499 - Multi-layer sheet material: A multi-layer sheet material imageable by both direct thermal printing devices and digital offset printing presses (e.g., Hewlett-Packard (HP) Indigo digital offset printing presses), is provided. In one contemplated embodiment, the inventive sheet material demonstrates good ink/media adhesion when imaged using HP Indigo presses, and is comparable or superior to... Agent: Holland & Bonzagni, P.C.
20100125492 - System and method for providing contextual advertisements according to dynamic pricing scheme: Systems, methods, and devices for providing electronic advertisements according to a dynamic pricing scheme are provided. For example, a method for providing an electronic advertisement according to a dynamic pricing scheme may include transmitting an advertisement to an electronic device belonging to a user and receiving marketing factors indicating a... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100125500 - Method and system for improved mobile device advertisement: A method and system for displaying targeted advertisements. The method includes executing a monitoring application on a mobile device, the mobile device configured with a sensor. The method includes detecting a start of a user purchase decision making process via a sensor reading, wherein the sensor reading includes at least... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100125501 - Apparatus and method for providing and receiving mobile advertising service in a mobile advertising system: A method and apparatus is provided for providing a mobile advertising service in an advertising server of a mobile advertising system. An advertisement request message and contextualization and personalization information is received from an advertising engine. An advertisement corresponding to the contextualization and personalization information is selected. The selected advertisement... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100125502 - Method and system for identifying web documents for advertisements: A method for identifying web documents for presenting an advertisement. The method comprises receiving an advertisement for members of one or more demographic segment, identifying at least one web document with an editing style of an author from the demographic segment and allowing a presentation of the advertisement to at... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100125503 - Astrology based content selection: Astrology based content selection. A method includes receiving a plurality of inputs associated with a user. An astrological profile of the user is determined electronically in a computer system based on the plurality of inputs. Further, contents are selected based on the astrological profile. The contents are then provided to... Agent: Evergreen Valley Law Group, P.C. And Yahoo! Inc.
20100125504 - Product or service comparison notification system and method: A notification system and method for providing a notification of comparison data for products or services to users for display on a user's computer. User notification data is stored for each of a plurality of users, user notification data comprising user data related to a user, type data identifying at... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100125505 - System for broadcast of personalized content: The present invention relates to a system and method that allows an advertising content network to be notified when a user visiting web sites has satisfied some behavioral targeting criteria. The advertising network can use this information to provide an advertisement directly targeted to the criteria that has been satisfied.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100125506 - Extended generalized second price auction for sponsored search with reserve prices: Search engines and sponsored search auctions are provided that enable the use of different reserve prices corresponding to different advertisement slots on a search results page. In one implementation, a search engine includes a query processor and a sponsored search auction. The query processor is configured to receive a query... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100125507 - Method and system for presenting sponsored content: Content items of a mixed content pool, which includes sponsored and unsponsored content items, are identified as being relevant to a target content item that has been presented to or supplied by a user, and then the relevant content items are ranked. The ranking evaluates the bid amount, if any,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100125508 - Methods and systems for payment account issuance over a mobile network: According to some embodiments, a request for a new payment account may be received in connection with a mobile device, such as a wireless telephone. A temporary payment account number (“PAN”) may then be automatically assigned to the request. The temporary PAN may be mapped to a mobile PAN, and... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100125509 - Methods and systems for secure mobile device initiated payments using generated image data: Systems, methods, processes, computer program code and means for conducting a payment transaction are provided which include activating a payment application of a mobile device, generating, using the payment application, an optical image representing payment account information associated with the payment application, said payment account information including at least one... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100125510 - System and method of conducting transactions using a mobile wallet system: A method of managing transactions between a mobile wallet within a mobile device and a point-of-sale terminal at a merchant is disclosed and may include receiving a request for a purchase code from the mobile wallet, generating a short-term purchase code, transmitting the short-term purchase code to the mobile wallet,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100125512 - Network-accessible virtual shopping cart: The network-accessible virtual shopping cart includes shopping for digital content with a portable device. The portable device receives an instruction to add a digital content item to a virtual shopping cart. If a network connection to a network-accessible virtual shopping cart is available, the digital content item is added to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100125511 - Sharing media content assets between users of a web-based service: In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a request for access to a media content asset from a first user of a web-based service, the request specifying a second user that has provided access to the media content asset; retrieving, from a user database, a user entry describing attributes associated... Agent: Leon R Turkevich
20100125517 - Credit-default swap trustee and collateral manager: Systems and methods are provided for a CDS trustee and collateral manager. In some embodiments, the systems and methods of the invention may provide a holistic approach to CDS transactions which facilitates such transactions, enables the management of such transactions, streamlines the resolution of these transactions, improves market information relating... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100125515 - Fund management system: A fund management system comprises a banknote and coin handling system which handles a banknote and a coin, a check handling apparatus which handles a check, a lobby deposit handling apparatus which executes a lobby deposit process, a money change handling apparatus which changes the money, and a server which... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100125514 - Least cost routing of fund transfer transactions: Aspects of the disclosure relate to enhancing the transfer of funds involving particular payee-payors. Users sometimes desire to remotely transfer funds from their account (i.e., payor account) to a payee, but are ambivalent as to the delivery mechanism their financial institution uses to perform the transfer. Systems and methods are... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100125516 - Methods and systems for secure mobile device initiated payments: Systems, methods, processes, computer program code and means for conducting a transaction include receiving a request to authorize a purchase transaction, the request including a static virtual payment account number (“VPAN”), an expiry date, and a dynamic code generated by a mobile device, the request further including a transaction amount... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100125513 - Reconciling financial transactions: Systems and methods for reconciling financial transactions are described with respect to a number of embodiments of the present disclosure. In one implementation, among others, a method includes enabling a user to define how different types of financial items are grouped. The grouped financial items are selected from one of... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100125535 - Fair value model for futures: A computer implemented method and system for determining fair-value prices of a futures contract of index i having foreign constituent securities includes using a computer to receive electronic data for the index i. A computer can be used to calculate alpha (α) and beta (β) coefficients using a regression analysis.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100125533 - Liquidity management method and apparatus: A computer system is operated to allow an existing investor to keep an investment in an alternative investment fund, even though the existing investor lacks the funds to pay for the unfunded capital commitments by transferring a percentage of the obligation to fund future commitment to a prospective investor. An... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100125532 - Method and apparatus for modeling economic conditions as applied to multiple risk grades: A computerized method includes scoring a plurality of loans, and banding the plurality of loans into risk pools on the basis of the scores associated with the plurality of loans. The computerized method also includes modeling a change in y-intercept and slope of the natural log of the odds to... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100125534 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing real time analytic widgets in a financial trading system: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for providing real time analytics and monitoring to a user of a securities trading system. In one embodiment, a list of one or more securities may be selected from a trading blotter and a widget engine may obtain one or more analytics... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100125536 - Techniques for illustrating and analyzing college savings plans: Analyzing educational saving plans by considering the tax implications of these plans is provided by storing a plurality of educational institution identifiers and a plurality of educational savings plan parameter sets. Each of the educational institution identifiers is associated with a corresponding set of cost parameters specifying room, board, and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100125520 - Method and apparatus for on-line prediction of product concept success: A method, network entity and computer program product are provided for conducting a prediction market to test product concepts. In particular, an interface may be provided from which a user may select one or more markets in which the user would like to participate in a prediction market. Information associated... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100125519 - System and method for electronically trading derivatives and other financial instruments: A computerized electronic trading system and method permits a customer using a customer computer to electronically request a market from a dealer using a dealer computer for a financial instrument through a network. The centralized computer system includes one or more computers and at least one message server for communicating... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100125518 - System and method for facilitating exchange of credit default swaps: A system and method for facilitating the exchange of credit default swaps identifies one of a plurality of users accessing a client processing device. Data representative of tendered credit instruments and offer prices from a plurality of tender processing devices is received at a server processing device. The server processing... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100125521 - Biller focused business to business electronic invoice presentment and accounts receivables reconciliation system: Billers and payers can resolve the disputes online and billers can pre-reconcile their systems with the changes. Payments received thru bank lockbox will be reconciled against the invoices and exceptions will be highlighted again allowing pre-reconciliation. The system allows a biller to present invoices over internet and interact with payors... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100125522 - Interactive web-portal interface method and system: An e-service interactive web-portal providing a method and system that enables consumers to selectively perform point-of-sales (POS) transactions through an e-financial agent which allows payments to be made without having to utilize cash, credit/debit cards or checks, to manage and access electronic personal documents over mobile devices, and to create... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100125523 - Method and a system for certifying a document for advertisement appropriateness: A method for selecting advertisement spots. The method comprises certifying a digital document having a placeholder for at least one advertisement, identifying at least one characteristic indicative of appropriateness of the digital document, assigning an appropriateness score to the digital document according to the at least one characteristic and associating... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100125524 - Security transaction system and the method for the same: The present invention discloses a web transaction system and the method for the same. The web transaction system includes a plurality of merchant severs which deal with customers through a trading platform. Financial providers supply the merchant servers or customers with financial services respectively. A trustee service provider, coupled to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100125525 - Price alteration through buyer affected aggregation of purchasers: A method, apparatus, and system of price alteration through buyer affected aggregation of purchasers are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of buyer altered aggregation of purchasers includes generating an offer of at least two of an item (e.g., a good, a real property, an intangible property, and/or a service)... Agent: Raj Abhyanker LLP
20100125526 - Three party services transaction system: A method of entering into and performing a service agreement, comprising maintaining a provider account database comprising records for service providers; providing a website that enables a customer to interactively select a service provider from the provider account database; enabling said service provider to provide an electronic estimate form that... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20100125527 - Method and system for protecting real estate from fradulent title changes: A method for protecting real estate from fraudulent changes in title begins by receiving a verification that a party requesting a change in title to a specific item of real estate is the true owner of the specific item of real estate. A title change authorization is provided if the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100125529 - Remote rental of digital content peripheral storage entities: Systems and methods are provided for renting a peripheral storage entity to a remote client. From the service provider's vantage, one method transceives negotiation signals between a remote first client (the user) and a service provider, via a network link. Using the negotiation signals, the service provider agrees to rent... Agent: Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski
20100125528 - System and method to supplement and/or modify an iso quality system program to comply with nuclear power plant government regulation requirements and/or standards organization requirements: The present invention generally relates to quality system or quality assurance (QA) programs, and more particularly, to a system and method to supplement an ISO 9001-2000 quality assurance program to comply with at least one of nuclear power plant government regulation requirements and standards organization requirements. A method is implemented... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100125530 - System and method for providing enhanced questions for matching in a network environment: An apparatus for providing a feature in a network environment is provided that includes a central web site operable to interface with one or more end users and to manage information related to one or more of the end users. The central web site includes a set of questions for... Agent: Patent Capital Group
20100125531 - System and method for the automated filtering of reviews for marketability: A method for generating marketing materials using filtered reviews including the step of receiving a set of reviews for a business and filtering the reviews into a set of reviews containing a quantitative rating and a set of reviews without such a rating. The method further includes determining a set... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100125538 - Method for creating coordinated non-matching products: This invention is a unique method to manufacture, package, market, distribute and sell coordinated non-matching items which have traditionally been matched. This invention includes the creation and use of a system for coordinating the non-matching items. It further includes the packaging of the coordinated non-matching products in both traditional and... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20100125537 - System and method for providing insurance: A system and method for providing medical insurance for post-operative events is disclosed which includes underwriting an insurance policy for a medical procedure; offering said insurance policy to a patient undergoing said medical procedure; receiving an application for said insurance policy from said patient; approving said application for said insurance... Agent: Erickson, Kernell, Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100121649 - Methods and systems for user registration: A method and a system to register a user include using some user information stored and provided by a third party system. For example, the user may provide an identifier associated with the third party system. The identifier may be used to retrieve the user information. The user information may... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100121650 - System and method for content development: Media content is developed using a competition model and supporting computerized systems. Multiple competition phases may be held to generate content throughout the creative process from idea to completed project. Prizes are awarded to the competitors that create winning submissions and the reuse of submissions.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100121651 - Systems and methods for evaluating information to identify, and act upon, intellectual property issues: The systems and methods of the present invention enable users to identify whether a composition of matter, technical design, product, service, component, technology, feature, business model or any other item may have intellectual property issues associated therewith. The present invention includes a set of screens, filters, comparison sheets, and/or questionnaires... Agent: Patentmetrix
20100121652 - Method and apparatus of assessing need for health care and facilitating the provision of health care: A health care assessment system and associated methods are provided for providing increased access to individuals for assessing whether a need exists for health care and then also facilitating an individual's access to health care as needed. Embodiments of the system include a health care assessement system for receiving input... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100121658 - Dental charting system: A computer-implemented dental charting system includes a computer storing tooth data for at least one patient and a display operable to display the tooth data. The computer is responsive to voice commands, and the display has a periodontal mode and a restorative mode. The display includes an exam overview window... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100121654 - Integrated medication and infusion monitoring system: A System manages IV pumps so that clinicians automatically receive alerts, decisions, and actions required to maintain a patient IV medication therapy according to a prescribed treatment protocol. An infusion pump monitoring system, includes an acquisition processor for acquiring fluid infusion parameters comprising a patient identifier, infusion fluid identifier and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100121656 - Method and system for information retrieval and transfer: A method for providing medical insurance information corresponding to a consumer of medical services can include receiving consumer medical insurance information from a consumer. This information includes one or more identity fields. A request is sent to network sources of identity information for the consumer, the requests including one or... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100121653 - Method for tracking and sorting medical test information: In a method for tracking medical test information a content database is established and is cooperable with software, the content database being populable with identifying information relevant to particular patients and care providers. Information relevant to tests performed or to be performed on one or more of the patients is... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP
20100121655 - Patient data record and user interface: A patient data record is described comprising a mean model representative of the patient and further comprises at least one shape model to represent data concerning the patient, in which the said mean model comprises at least one region and the said shape model comprises at least one sub-section, and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100121657 - Use of restricted links to send medical records data to recipients: Methods of aggregating and distributing medical records are presented. Patient data is aggregated from one or more medical providers where the patient data is incomplete with respect to a medical data exchange record (MDER). A data repository, preferrably a third party relative to the providers or a recipient of the... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100121659 - Independent annuity placement system and method: Multiple quotes from multiple providers may be presented to the purchaser for ease of quote comparison. To facilitate such transactions, a discretionary group is established to be a contract holder for each participating annuity provider. A master group contract is established for each of the participating providers, each of which... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100121660 - Architecture and system for displaying schedule and route information: An architecture and system generating interactive web-based flight schedule displays is disclosed. In accordance with the embodiments of the invention the interactive web-based flight schedule graphically displays flight schedules using modules that include flight bars positioned along a time-line grid to graphically represent a duration time, a departure time and... Agent: James A. Gavney Jr. Jag Patent Services LLC
20100121661 - Chartered flight swapping business model: The present invention relates to a passenger swapping reservation system and method using a chartered transportation means, and more particularly, to a passenger swapping reservation system and method using a chartered transportation means, wherein a chartered transportation means can be inexpensively and conveniently reserved on-line to meet international flight and/or... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100121662 - System and method of booking transportation: A system and method for booking transportation that enables passengers to equally share the cost of the transportation by consolidating their itineraries. Passengers select or create a flight listing that defines the requested air travel, where others can view and join the flight listing. Upon the occurrence of an event,... Agent: Eric Hanscom
20100121664 - Conditional download of data from embedded historians: Systems and methods that provide for event driven downloading, via defining storage thresholds in an embedded historian (e.g. micro historian). Upon reaching predetermined thresholds (e.g., low/high water marks), stored data in the embedded historians can automatically down load to a central plant historian. An automatic download engine is provided that... Agent: Rockwell Automation For Turocy & Watson LLP
20100121663 - System and method for maintaining displayed pricing at retail stores: A system for maintaining displayed pricing at retail stores includes a computer, a printer, an EDSD reader or an EDSD reader/encoder, and at least one portable EDSD reader. The computer includes a database having a record of each product for which displayed pricing will be maintained. Each such record includes... Agent: Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP
20100121671 - Automated channel abstraction for advertising auctions: In a computer-implemented method of determining an abstraction of a plurality of differentiated goods available for exchange, data regarding each differentiated good is stored in a computer storage, wherein the data regarding each differentiated good includes an attribute value assigned to at least one attribute of the differentiated good. A... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100121668 - Automated compliance checking for process instance migration: A business process workflow editorial data processing system can be provided. The system can include a workflow management system such as a BPEL process editing tool, and a repository of templates each template defining a process. At least two of the templates can include a new template and an existing... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20100121665 - Calendar availability assessment: A method for an electronic calendar and scheduling application to associate levels of availability (bookability) with time slots on individual calendars for minimizing the level of intrusiveness during the scheduling of a meeting includes: determining a set of feasible time slots bounded by a time range; determining a time slot... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20100121666 - Management and automatic invocation of scheduled collaboration events: A collaboration event framework can be used to schedule and automatically invoke a collaboration event. An event coordinator may schedule a collaboration event, and the framework will automatically initiate contact with event participants using participant contact preferences. Participants can be asked to enter an identifier to verify the participant's identity.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100121670 - Method and system for facilitating shipping: There is provided a system and method for facilitating shipping. An exemplary method comprises automatically detecting that a user at a front-end of a computer system has booked a shipping service. The exemplary method also comprises obtaining shipping information associated with the shipping service. The exemplary method additionally comprises, based... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group
20100121669 - System and method for determining how to prepare and maintain lawns and gardens: A system and method for determining how to prepare and maintain lawns and gardens.... Agent: Weiss & Weiss
20100121667 - System and method for integrated advertisement management: The disclosure describes systems and methods for Integrated advertising management. An Integrated Ad Manager (IAM) loaded and stored within a media player on a user computer receives information from at least one publisher for use in managing advertisements. The information relates to available advertisement inventory of the at least one... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100121674 - Apparatus and method for generating schedule considering attendants' context in mobile communication terminal: An apparatus and a method for generating a schedule considering attendants' context in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes obtaining location information of attendants, determining a travel time for each attendant to travel to a location of a schedule to be generated using the obtained location information,... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100121673 - Message notification method, work management device, and computer program: A work management device having a plurality of notification devices of which corresponding notification manners are different from each other and managing jobs performed by a plurality of workers notifies a message to part or all of the plurality of workers. When the work management device has changed job information... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100121672 - System and method for identifying and managing customer needs: The system monitors the activity of customers, agents, and industry-experts in a network for new topics relevant to a business and the interests in those topics. A determination is made automatically if there is enough interest to warrant adding a skill. If there is not enough interest, the system continues... Agent: Avaya Inc. Margaret Carmichael, Docketing Specialist
20100121677 - Business partner collaboration and buy analysis: The present invention provides a method, system and computer program product for implementing an automated inventory replenishment process between a manufacturer and a business partner. In one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided comprising the business partner purchasing and maintaining an inventory of goods from the manufacturer, and... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100121678 - Calculating production capacity, capacity utilization, demand allocation, and average inventory levels: A processor is programmed to access the production rate of the one or more machines configured to make the one or more products stored in the memory area, access a demand rate for the one or more products stored in the memory area, calculate a production capacity of the one... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100121680 - Method and system for identifying installation sites of alternative fuel stations: A method and system to identify suitable installation sites for alternative fuel stations. The system uses geocoded data sets and other data pertaining to a particular geographic market to generate three models: (1) the system generates a market capacity model that indicates the total number of stations that could be... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100121676 - Method and system for logging impressions of online advertisments: A system and method which may log a real number of views or impressions of an element within a web page, e.g., an advertisement. Instead of sending impression data to an impression logging unit by a web page server when an element is included in a web page, the invention... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20100121675 - Method and system for rapidly projecting and forecasting pharmaceutical market information: A system and method for providing a monthly cumulative prediction of pharmaceutical sales of a particular pharmaceutical, or group of pharmaceuticals, in a current month is disclosed. In particular, the technique of the present invention provides for extrapolating a sample of sales data for a given day across that entire... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100121681 - Method and system of contextual advertising: A method of advertising using a user profile based on a user's interaction with websites, including the time spent on the website and the user's rating of keywords associated with the contents of the website.... Agent: Richard Rowley
20100121684 - System and method for capturing information for conversion into actionable sales leads: The system and method relates to business-to-business marketing organizations who participate in lead-generation activities via their company website, client customer relationship management systems, and other available business information. More particularly, it provides a target lead-generation system and method that targets the right businesses and personnel within those businesses using real-time... Agent: Taylor Russell & Russell, P.C.
20100121682 - System and method for forecasting and pairing advertising with popular web-based media: A system and method for identifying whether certain web-based media or web-based videos are likely to become popular is provided. Videos that are identified as having a strong likelihood of becoming popular with a particular demographic group are paired to advertisements or other media appropriate for the particular demographic group.... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20100121679 - System and method for representative allocation and pricing of impression segments of online advertisement impressions for advertising campaigns: An improved system and method for representative allocation and pricing of impression segments of online advertisement impressions for advertising campaigns is provided. An inventory of online advertisement impressions may be grouped in impression segments according to attributes of the advertisement impressions and advertising campaigns for impressions targeting specific attributes may... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20100121683 - System and method of scenario versioning: A system and method is disclosed for scenario management. The system includes a database configured to store data describing a plurality of scenarios, each scenario comprising one or more fields and data describing the supply chain network comprising a plurality of network components, each network component configured to supply one... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC
20100121688 - Agent feedback tool: An agent feedback tool includes an agent feedback database and an agent feedback module. The agent feedback module may include a vendor identification program, an agent feedback settings program, an agent feedback program, an agent reporting program, an agent summary program, and an agent profile program. The agent feedback module... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100121685 - Method and system for implementing a ranking mechanism: Described is an improved method, system, and computer program product for implementing an automated approach for ranking employees which avoids the complexity and excessive resources often needed to implement employee rankings. Also disclosed is an improved method and system for generating performance scores for employees.... Agent: Oracle International Corporation C/o VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100121686 - Method and system for implementing a scoring mechanism: Described is an improved method, system, and computer program product for implementing an improved method and system for generating performance scores for employees. Also disclosed is an approach for ranking employees which avoids the complexity and excessive resources often needed to implement employee rankings.... Agent: Oracle International Corporation C/o VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100121687 - Profitability projection system: This invention relates generally to software, and more specifically, to a profitability projection system. In one embodiment, the invention includes an application server, the application server including a profitability component. In a further embodiment, the profitability component includes a margin rate component configured to perform the steps of determining a... Agent: RuttlerIPLaw PLLC One Union Square
20100121690 - System and method for providing a personalized mobile advertising service: A method and system are provided for providing a personalized mobile advertising service by a mobile terminal in a mobile advertising system. The method includes receiving a message requesting an advertisement list through an advertising application, providing the requested advertisement list to a user through the advertising application, receiving a... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100121689 - System and method for wireless ordering in a venue: The present disclosure teaches a system for wireless ordering in a venue, including a wireless communication device configured to allow a user within a venue to input information, a network that is wirelessly accessible by the wireless communication device, a server coupled to the network, and configured to transmit information... Agent: Craig W. Kronenthal
20100121695 - Web-based marketing method: An Internet marketing venue focused around a Web-based casual game. The game is an entertainment site designed for simplicity of play with low commitment. Sponsors provide prizes and rewards, which are made available to the highest-scoring players. These . winners select the prizes they most prefer, while non-winners earn points... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP
20100121696 - System and method for providing customers access to incentive deals: A computer-implemented method of provides customers access to incentive deals. The method includes maintaining a database of customer prospect accounts associated with customer prospects. Each of the customer prospect accounts includes customer data associated with the customer prospect. A plurality of incentive deals are registered in an incentive deal database.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100121698 - Customer incentive system based on an external lottery drawing: A method of providing customer incentives to a business wherein a buyer of real and/or personal property negotiates the price of the property with the seller, and upon reaching a satisfactory price, the seller shall provide the buyer with a series of numbers prior to transferring title in the property.... Agent: Feldman Gale, P.A.
20100121697 - Methods, systems and computer program products for a mobile targeted coupon distributor: This disclosure details the implementation of methods, systems and computer program products for a mobile targeted coupon distributor (hereinafter, “Distributor”). Distributor embodiments may serve to facilitate users' specification of coupon preferences and the provision of coupons to mobile devices consistent with those preferences. In one embodiment, the Distributor may acquire... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100121699 - Method and system for web-based incentive acquisition market making: A method and system for web-based incentive acquisition of material and non-material items is proposed involving an originator designating a desired acquisition interacting with a central host controller or manager system. An electronic system allows an originator to define a commodity or service and set an initial bounty, transferable to... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100121700 - System and method for incentive-based resource conservation: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a system and method for administering an incentive-based program to encourage environmentally-conscious behavior. In one embodiment, a method for administering an incentive-based program to encourage environmentally-conscious behavior comprises providing a network-accessible database, hosted by an administrator, having a plurality of sets of... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC
20100121701 - System and method for uniquely identifying point of sale devices in an open payment network: A system, apparatus, and method for using a point of sale (POS) terminal as part of an electronic payment transaction. A unique number, code, alphanumeric character string, or other form of identification is assigned to each terminal manufacturer. Each terminal manufacturer then assigns a unique global identifier to each terminal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100121692 - Advertisement screen on payment card: A financial transaction card having a card with a front face and a back face, a financial payment device on or in the card, an advertising screen on one of the front face and the back face, and at least one activating arrangement connected to the advertising screen, configured to... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20100121693 - Digital advertising display apparatus and method for providing controlled content to a digital advertising display: Various embodiments of this invention disclose a digital advertising display apparatus and method of providing controlled content to a digital advertising display. The digital advertising display may be located in a public, private, or retail space. The content provided may be an advertisement that is related to a specific product,... Agent: Marc E. Hankin, Esq.
20100121691 - System and method for utilizing non-compete advertisement tags in an advertisement serving system: Generally, embodiments of the present invention provides for methods, systems and computer program products for utilizing non-compete advertisement tags in an advertisement serving system. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises identifying one or more web pages that contain a first advertisement tag and selecting a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20100121694 - System for display advertising optimization with uncertain supply: An advertisement impression distribution system includes a data processing system operable to generate an allocation plan for serving advertisement impressions. The allocation plan allocates a first portion of advertisement impressions to satisfy guaranteed demand and a second portion of advertisement impressions to satisfy non-guaranteed demand. The data processing system includes... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100121703 - On-vehicle device and advertisement information distribution system: Provided is an on-vehicle device which can build a charge system which can charge in accordance with use of advertisement information. The on-vehicle device stores uplink information including some or all of information indicating whether the advertisement information is received, information indicating whether the received advertisement information is displayed, and... Agent: Eric Robinson
20100121702 - Search and storage engine having variable indexing for information associations and predictive modeling: An engine, system and method for predicting a rating of a mention on the Internet. The engine, system and method include a search engine that crawls the Internet for the mentions of ones of a plurality of analysis topics, and that downloads the feeds located in accordance with the crawl,... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100121704 - Activating content distribution: A computer-implemented method for advertisement distribution includes receiving, in a computer system, an input from an advertiser that has previously registered an advertisement for on-demand activation. The input is generated based on the advertiser having an immediate availability and directs the computer system to initiate the on-demand activation substantially in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100121705 - Presentation of sponsored content based on device characteristics: Targeted distribution of an advertisement of a first or second sponsor to a plurality of mobile communication facilities may be based on display capabilities thereof and other relevancy determinations. Priority to the delivery of the advertisement of one sponsor over the delivery of the advertisement of another sponsor may be... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100121707 - Displaying analytic measurement of online social media content in a graphical user interface: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for displaying one or more visualizations of quantitative measurements of the sentiment expressed among online social media participants concerning subject matter of interest in a category. Embodiments are configured for displaying how the sentiment among the online social media participants trends over time and how... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100121706 - Method and system for selecting advertisements: A system for selecting advertisements for a web page. The system includes an advertisement serving and optimization engine that receives an advertisement request. The advertisement serving and optimization engine evaluates the web page and identifies content attributes based on the content of the web page. The advertisement serving and optimization... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100121708 - System and method for providing automated secondary purchase opportunities to consumers: A database is provided for storing a plurality of primary sales transactions between buyers and sellers. An electronic receipt is generated for one of the sales transactions, the electronic receipt is transmitted to a device associated with a user, and a signal is received from the user whereby a sales... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100121709 - Invitation-based viral advertising: Direct and indirect invitation-based viral advertising is provided, where an advertisement is delivered to a first user. The first user may send an invitation message to a second user inviting him/her to view/interact with the advertisement. The invitation message can be sent directly from the first user's device or indirectly... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100121710 - System and method for location-based online shopping and just-in-time advertising: A system for location-based online shopping by which users may make offers to, or solicit offers from, vendors in a particular geographic area, and for almost simultaneously providing advertising to the users is disclosed. Data is received from a user via an electronic communication device, the data designating a product... Agent: Gard And Kaslow LLP
20100121711 - System for advertising using meta-blog web page and profit creating method with it: The present invention relates to an advertising system and profit creation method using a metablog web page, in which the personal website and the display target entity of a member are posted on a personal metablog web page, managed by a metablog server 200, when the member subscribes to the... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm
20100121712 - Diversity of ads displayed on a publisher page: A system for selecting advertisements for a web page. An advertisement request is received and the web page content is evaluated to identify a first advertisement query based on the content of the web page and a second advertisement query based on the content of the web page or a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100121715 - Advertisement server, user terminal, advertisement method, and advertisement viewing program: When a user accesses an advertisement site by a browser unit and requests transmission of the advertisement moving image, an advertisement server requests the user to connect an electronic money card to a reader/writer. The advertisement server can communicate with the electronic money card via the browser unit. Thus, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100121713 - System and method for advertising information: A system for advertising information includes a database, a communications module and a server. To advertise a product for sale, an advertiser compiles an advertisement containing a brief description of the product and an additional piece of information on the product. The server receives a request from the advertiser to... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100121714 - Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application: The present invention relates to an interactive media guidance application that provides improved searching functionality for media information, such as media program listings, media programming information, celebrity information, and other related media information. Search objects may be defined in the entertainment context and applied to media information to enable efficient... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100121716 - Activity-based targeted advertising: In embodiments, a system is presented comprising a receiver adapted to receive a first signal; a component adapted to determine, based upon the first signal, a current location and speed of a device; a component adapted to determine an activity of a user of the device based upon at least... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100121717 - Dynamic consuming information navigation system and method: A dynamic consuming information navigation system includes a computer information unit, an internet, a service platform and a PND. The computer information unit and the internet are provided for uploading information of a vendor, e.g. positioning coordinates and basic information, to the service platform, so as to set up a... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20100121718 - Dynamic web page construction based on determination of client device location: A method for serving a web page begins by storing a set of location-specific page elements. In response to a request for the web page from a client browser, a control routine parses the request to locate a geographic location data string identifying a location of the client browser that... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100121720 - Method and apparatus for user generated advertising: One embodiment of the inventive concept permits users to generate non-commercial advertisings and place those advertisings for insertion into other content accessed, viewed or requested by other users. In one particular embodiment, the inventive system may be implemented using, for example, ad exchange methodology, which permits free exchange of advertisings... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100121719 - Mobile scratch off advertising system: Embodiments of the disclosure may provide a method, system, and computer program configured to display advertising to mobile user. The method may include uploading logon information from a mobile device to a server, wherein the logon information contains at least a geographical location identifier, downloading a current electronic scratch off... Agent: Edmonds Nolte, PC
20100121721 - Premium bidding of online advertisements: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to utilizing one or more premium rules to associate a premium markup to a base bid for online advertising.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20100121722 - System and method for automating consumer food orders: A system and method are provided for automating consumer restaurant and grocery food orders, and more specifically, a system for compiling a food order for a specific food establishment utilizing the consumer's food interests and the establishment's available food menu. The system includes a software application for generating a consumer... Agent: Valdivia-lafeir Law
20100121723 - Method for generation of excess funds from credit instruments earmarked for personal use and distribution: A method of generating excess funds through use of a credit instrument, the excess funds being earmarked for at least one entity. The method including the steps of: at least one credit issuer affiliating a credit instrument with the at least one entity; at least one consumer obtaining the affiliated... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100121724 - Trucking document delivery system and method: Aspects of the invention are related to a point of sale system located at a truck stop that integrates an image processing device, such as a scanner. The system can transmit transportation documents to at least one remote recipient. Such a system can streamline the billing process in the trucking... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100121725 - Method and apparatus for contactless payment authentication: The present disclosure relates generally to the authentication of contactless payments attempted by a device having embedded contactless payment functionality. In particular, the disclosure is directed to systems and methods that utilize authentication schemes that already exist on a device in which the contactless payment functionality is embedded. One example... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP
20100121726 - System and method for processing financial transaction data using an intermediary service: An acquirer communicates with an intermediary transaction processing service to handle financial transaction requests received from multiple points of purchase. The acquirer receives an initial authorization request generated based on a transaction initiated by a customer at a point of purchase. The initial authorization request includes unique identifying information associated... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100121731 - End-to-end digital media entitlement system: A system for creating and processing customer entitlement rules employs a first interface for creating customer entitlement rules and a second interface for communicating with a portal for consuming digital content entitled to. An entitlement engine processes the entitlements, and the system interfaces with a plurality of modules in order... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20100121727 - Exchanging value between a service buyer and a service provider: Described herein is technology for, among other things, exchanging value between a service buyer and a service provider. The technology involves establishing a virtual funds account associated with the service buyer. A request for services is received from the service buyer, which includes an amount that the service buyer is... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100121728 - Listing watcher with alerts pushed to mobile devices: A method and a system to communicate an alert to a mobile device are disclosed. The system receives, over a network, search information. The search information includes item description information that describes an item. The system repeatedly searches listings on a network-based marketplace to identify at least one listing that... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100121733 - Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within a multi-unit online auction environment: A method includes presenting to a buyer a multi-unit auction, permitting the buyer to bid one or more of a price and a number of units in the auction, and permitting the buyer to re-bid in the auction. The auction includes a rule that prevents the buyer from reducing the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20100121729 - Method, hardware product, and computer program product for implementing commerce between virtual worlds: A virtual business transaction is implemented between a first virtual world and a second virtual world by providing a searchable catalog that includes one or more items each comprising a virtual good, a virtual service, a real good, or a real service. An object representation is stored for each of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20100121732 - System and method for automatically registering a product: A database is provided for storing a plurality of sales transactions between buyers and sellers, where each sales transaction may involve, for example, the sale of a product. A signal is received indicating that the selected buyer wishes to register with the seller product information associated with a product of... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100121730 - Systems and methods for providing direct shipping to mobile subscribers: Systems and methods for providing direct shipping to mobile subscribers are disclosed. A customer ordering system (COS) can receive an order request, determine the information requested by an advertiser, retrieve the information requested, and populate an order form with the retrieved information. The information can be reviewed, edited, and/or confirmed,... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20100121734 - Systems and methods for the selection and purchase of digital assets: The present invention provides systems and methods for enabling a customer to sample content and select content for purchasing while the customer is in a retail store. Advantageously, the customer may be given one or more options for the delivery of the content.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100121735 - Affiliate selling system: It is an object to provide an affiliate marketing system that automatically guides users to a seller's Web page and does not cause an oversight of a reward payment to an affiliater. A server of an affiliate marketing system is comprised of a guide link generating means that regards an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100121741 - Audio sampling and acquisition system: Techniques for facilitating purchase of media items, such as digital media assets, are disclosed. A computing device, e.g., a portable media device, can save media indicia pertaining to one or media items of interest to a user. The media indicia can thereafter be use to purchase the one or more... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100121740 - Data driven orchestration of business processes: In one embodiment, abstraction of business processes from an underlying information technology (IT) infrastructure is provided. An orchestration process can be designed using encapsulated service invocations. A plurality of services may be provided that are configured to provide services in the order fulfillment business process. An interface may be used... Agent: TrellisIPLaw Group/oracle
20100121736 - General purpose automated activation and provisioning technologies: Automated activation and provisioning technologies can be applied in a variety of scenarios. For example, an automated activation and provisioning server can translate user desired features into associated provisioning directives. The directives can then be sent to elements of a wireless communications network support system. Activation and provisioning for a... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wt
20100121738 - Method for providing protein microarrays: The present application relates to methods for providing a protein microarray product and related products and services to a customer, methods, kits, and systems for labeling a probe for a protein microarray, and methods for determining protein concentrations using a protein microarray. The methods for providing a protein microarray can... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20100121739 - On-line group design and purchasing of customized merchandise: The present invention provides an online platform for organizations to design and create customized merchandise and to offer the merchandise for sale to their members and to the general public. The organization sets up an online group account to facilitate the design and sale of a customized product. The platform... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100121737 - Personal identification number code input method using dot pattern, personal identification number code input method, and internet shopping settlement system: A PIN code input method which is low cost and operated easily and ensures high security is presented. The PIN code input method specifies and inputs a plurality of identifiable symbol icons printed or displayed on a medium surface in a predetermined order, based on which order the PIN code... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20100121742 - Computer system for managing part order placement: If a product to be produced is modified, a computer system for assisting quick specification of a part necessary for the new production and its quantity and placement of the order of the part on condition that parts unrelated to the modification are used as they are. The computer system... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100121746 - Financial statement risk assessment and management system and method: A method, computer readable storage medium, and information processing system analyze sources of internal organization financial information and decisions made that impact the risk of reporting errors in cash and non-cash components in line items of external financial reporting statements such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100121747 - Method of processing apartment tenant status information: In a method of processing tenant information, a first set of tenant history data, in a first format, is pushed from a first apartment rental management organization database to a central server. A second set of tenant history data, in a second format different from the first format, is pushed... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC
20100121743 - System and method for generating dividend information: In a system for generating dividend information, detailed information regarding trades is stored in a data storage system. The detailed information may include, without limitation, book information, depot information, counterparty information, a trade direction (e.g., buy or sell), and a number of shares traded. Based upon the detailed trade information,... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100121745 - Systems and methods for facilitating sharing of expenses over a network: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating sharing of expenses over a network utilize a first component adapted to communicate with members of a user group via a client device over the network and a merchant via a merchant device over... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100121744 - Usage data monitoring and communication between multiple devices: A system and method for by which real-time monitoring and communication of usage data is conducted between a set of N numbered of devices where N is and integer. According to an embodiment, a communication network provides a common core architecture in which the devices connected to the system are... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20100121748 - Configuring field programmable devices: A method for reconfiguring a circuit configuration of a configurable hardware device via a communication network. The method includes transmitting via the communication network from a hardware configuration provider unit to the configurable hardware device a circuit reconfiguration of the configurable hardware device in response to a request from a... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100121750 - Funding roadmap: A proprietary software program written in My SQL and PHP derived originally from a precedent functional model built/programmed in Microsoft Excel's underlying Visual Basic Application (VBA) program. Also an interactive multimedia format and online secure web server platform built to embed the software program in virtual space. This combined software... Agent: Ruth E. Hedges, Ceo Unismart Capital Software, Inc.
20100121751 - Method for calculating moving average with weighed transaction volume: A method for calculating moving average with weighed transaction volume is disclosed according to the embodiments of the present disclosure. The method includes: selecting one stock, and acquiring a total stock capital of the stock; setting a calculating subject of accumulative transaction volume, where the calculating subject is all of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100121749 - Real-time validation system for transactions: A method of validating a transaction between a giving entity and a receiving entity includes: providing receiving-entity context values to the receiving entity for evaluating requests by the receiving entity; accepting request values for the receiving entity, wherein the request values include values for at least one of goods, services... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Duane Morris LLP
20100121787 - Hedging risks associated with variable priced orders for derivative financial products: Systems and methods are provided for executing a hedge transaction in connection with the execution of a derivative product order in which the price of the derivative product is defined by one or more variables. The hedge transaction may be executed at an exchange or match engine that is different... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20100121781 - Mechanisms for illustrating the choices in an optimal solution to a set of business choices: Investment return versus investment cost is plotted for each investment of the portfolio, and these are plotted in such as way as to see how each investment contributes to the overall portfolio's value. The uncertainty in the return may also optionally be plotted, as well as the uncertainty in the... Agent: Clifford Berg
20100121783 - Pension fund systems: There is provided a computer-implemented method of estimating a capital reserve requirement to cover the longevity risk exposure of a financial instrument in the case of a future longevity shock, the financial instrument undertaking to pay to an investor sums according to a payment schedule of amounts arranged to match... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100121784 - Pension fund systems: The invention provides a computer implemented method of establishing a longevity financial instrument, the method comprising: establishing, using computing apparatus, a set of parameters determining payment amounts to be made according to a payment schedule for the financial instrument such that the payment amounts relate to the future liabilities of... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100121785 - Pension fund systems: There is provided a method of securitizing a pension fund associated with a pension scheme, comprising: calculating, using data processing apparatus, the expected liabilities of a pension scheme to at least a portion of its members taking into account an expected mortality of the scheme members; issuing from a securities... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100121780 - System and method for generating a transactionable multimedia financial planning statement: A system and method for providing a secure electronic transactionable multimedia financial planning statement to a financial plan holder, in which financial goals are obtained, financial holdings of the plan holder are analyzed, and the financial statement is provided to the plan holder. The financial statement includes a summary of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100121782 - Systems and methods for analysis of portfolio returns and trade cost measurement based on fiduciary roles: Preferred embodiments of the present invention comprise, for example, a method for measuring trade costs, comprising (1) capturing trade data over a predetermined time period; (2) capturing time stamp data corresponding to said trade data, wherein said time stamp data comprises open events and close events, data regarding when an... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100121786 - Systems and methods for improving investment performance: Methods for a data processor implemented system monitor for enabling persons to turn over the allocation their investment assets, and/or receive assistance concerning how to receive disbursements from investments, in a manner that is free from or ameliorates the traditional conflicts of interest in previous systems. The methods are adapted... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100121778 - Systems and methods for providing a secure financial plan: One embodiment of the disclosure is a method for providing a secure financial plan that includes allocating all or a portion of a financial contribution to a financial account having a plurality of financial investments, periodically distributing a balance of the financial account such that a first portion of the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100121779 - Systems and methods for transferring risk associated with a financial plan: One embodiment of the disclosure is a method, performed by a sponsor offering a financial plan to a customer, for transferring risk associated with a financial plan that includes receiving indemnification from an issuer managing the financial plan, such that the indemnification indemnifies the sponsor of the financial for one... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100121760 - Auction for financially settled contracts: Various embodiments show a system for conducting an auction for a plurality of financially settled contracts: The system may comprise at least one processor. The at least one processor may be programmed to receive a plurality of first participant bids from a first participant and a plurality of second participant... Agent: Stephen C. Glazier K&l Gates LLP
20100121755 - Commodity futures index and methods and systems of trading in futures contracts that minimize turnover and transactions costs: This invention relates to methods and systems for reducing transaction costs and minimizes turnover in the trading of futures contracts. The invention further describes an algorithm whose output is a unique method of investing in futures contracts that reduces the rate of turnover, and thus the cost of trading, of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100121759 - Confidential block trading system and method: Methods and systems for facilitating trading of securities, preferred methods comprising receiving a first buy or sell order from a first user; calculating a block price range; determining that said first order is reasonably priced; transmitting to a second user a notification that a reasonably priced order is present, but... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20100121758 - Indexed payment stream system and method: Provided is a computer-implemented method for providing a common index securities fund that provides liquidity in a plurality of small business borrowers in a defined class. The method comprises providing a pool of cash from a lender to the fund; generating loans from the fund to borrowers; depositing the loans... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20100121756 - Method and system for tracking derivatives positions and monitoring credit limits: A derivatives position tracking system that consists of a centralized trading engine with a trade history database capable of communication with a plurality of counterpart computers via a network to enable the execution of a derivatives transaction. The trading engine and counterpart computers enable the counterpart computers to initiate, unwind... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100121757 - Regulating order entry in an electronic trading environment to maintain an actual cost for a trading strategy: A system and method for regulating order entry based on an acceptable slop range for a trading strategy are described. According to one example embodiment, a trader may define an acceptable slop range for a trading strategy as a percentage. The trader may also define a variable to associate with... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100121754 - System and method for executing strategy security trading: A computer implemented method and system for executing block trades for a security includes steps or devices for receiving a block trade request, at a computer system. The block request includes data representing a quantity of shares of the security to be traded over a period of time. The computer... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100121753 - System and method for hosting a plurality of trading algorithms on an exchange: A system and method of hosting a plurality of trading algorithms on an exchange is provided. The method includes an exchange server that receives an algorithm for trading orders from a user and associates the algorithm with the user in a database. The exchange server receives a marked order having... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100121752 - Web-based bid analysis, award, and contract management system: A Web-based system for use in analyzing and awarding bids for pharmaceuticals, hospital and other medical or surgical center supplies and for managing the underlying contracts. The system features a bid management utility, a drug catalog and sales data utility, and a contract management utility. Each utility is accessible by... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20100121762 - System and method for card processing with automated payment of club, merchant, and service provider fees: An apparatus and methods for a card that allows a cardholder to set up auto-charge payment of dues and fees to a series of clubs, merchants or service providers. The card also may be used for other transactions that accept credit cards. The apparatus includes a database containing information of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100121761 - System and method for generating graphical user interface: An automated method for generating Graphical User Interfaces (GUI's) is illustrated in the context of a system for processing financial applications. In one embodiment, the GUI generator converts domain data representing over one thousand application types into an equal number of corresponding user screens. The interface may also be bi-directional,... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100121763 - Method and apparatus to facilitate using a virtual-world interaction to facilitate a real-world transaction: One presents (101) a virtual-world representation of a first real-world individual as engaged in a real-world activity. One then detects (102) an interaction of a virtual-world representation of a second real-world individual with the virtual-world representation of the first real-world individual and, in response (103) to this interaction, facilitates a... Agent: Motorola/fetf
20100121764 - Transaction notification system and method: In embodiments, there is a method and system for providing a notification to a purchaser or user regarding the substance of a transaction. In an embodiment, a notification may be by mail, phone call, phone message, text message, email, or other notification. In an embodiment directed to a gift card,... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20100121766 - Data processing system and data processing method: Advertisement video data in which coupon ID data attached to each of coupons is embedded as a watermark is distributed and reproduced; part of the video data provided by a display device (30) is captured by an image pickup section (41) of a mobile phone device (40), and the coupon... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100121765 - Electronic online voting system: A digital voting method for a computer system having a voting booth system, a validator system, and a bulletin board system, where the validator system has access to certificates of authorized voters, includes generating using the voting booth system, a vote; blinding/signing the vote using a signature of the voter;... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100121767 - Intermediary service and method for processing financial transaction data with mobile device confirmation: A transaction processing service operates as an intermediary between acquirers of financial transaction requests and issuing institutions that process the financial transaction requests. The intermediary service utilizes a customer's mobile device as an out-of-band communication channel to notify a customer of a received financial transaction request. To send the notification,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100121768 - Method and apparatus for bulk payment account: An offeror offers a first plurality of payment device holders a first offer including a negotiated deal on a first ware, which is available for a first predetermined period of time. Those certain holders among the first plurality of payment device holders who wish to accept the first offer (“first... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP Suite 205
20100121769 - Method and system for facilitating verification of ownership status of a jewelry-related item: A method and system for facilitating verification of ownership of a first jewelry-related item are disclosed. In at least some embodiments, the method includes receiving at a central terminal, from a mobile device via an internet-type communications medium, a certificate number associated with a first certificate corresponding to the first... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department
20100121770 - System and method for tracking ships and ship cargo: The subject invention relates to systems and methods of tracking ships and ship cargo. In one embodiment, the system includes a central processor, a position tracking system, and a database. According to one aspect of the invention, the methods includes registering, tracking, and confirming the arrival of a plurality of... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100121771 - System and methods for automating product returns: A database is provided for storing a plurality of sales transactions between buyers and sellers, where each sales transaction may involve, for example, the sale of a product. A signal is received indicating that a buyer wishes to return a product, the seller of the purchased product is identified in... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100121772 - System and method for transforming generically formatted person data specifically formatted postmortem reports: When triggered by a death-reporting trigger agent, reporting that a person is now a deceased person, the system transforms generically formatted person data representing physical characteristics of the person to specifically formatted postmortem reports for report-receiving agents, where at least a funeral director is a trigger agent and at least... Agent: The John Marshall Law School Center For Intellectual Property Law-patent Clinic
20100121775 - Display of anomymous purchase information over the internet: The invention is characterized as a data processing architecture and method for multi-stage processing of buyers' purchase information documents where information of actual purchases are delivered to a server on the Internet and users of the system are able to view aggregated information of actual purchases, purchase dates, and store... Agent: E Barlow Keener
20100121777 - Method, medium and system for determining whether a target item is related to a candidate affinity item: Recommendations for purchase are made based on customer behavior across multiple sessions. Correlations used for recommendations include: buy-to-buy (cross-session), view-to-view (same-session), view-to-buy (same-session), and abandon-to-buy (same-session) actions. A preview display allows a merchant to adjust recommendation algorithm weightings to achieve a desired result. A closed-loop system is provided with real-time... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100121776 - Performance monitoring system: A method of evaluating performance data assigns a weight to each of a plurality of key performance indicators (“KPIs”). Each KPI having an associated bin and corresponding to a portion of a bin score. A weight is assigned to each bin, and each bin corresponds to a scorecard and corresponds... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100121773 - System and method for enterprise privacy information compliance: A system and method for enterprise privacy information compliance (EPIC), configured to scan and interrogate a site for privacy compliance based on one or more privacy standards. The method includes identifying at least one website associated with a URL and determining whether the at least one website is compliant with... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100121774 - System for tracking the successful recommendation of a good or service: A system for tracking the successful recommendation of a good or service (10) comprising a mobile phone (26) in the possession of a receiver (14), the mobile phone (26) capable of sending and receiving communication messages; a merchant system (18); at least one database (30, 32); and an intermediary system... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20100121788 - Generating a utilization charge for a computer system: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that generates a utilization charge for a computer system. First, a set of performance parameters of the computer system are monitored. Next, a power utilization of the computer system is inferred based on the set of performance parameters and a power-utilization... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100114586 - Brokered service delivery: A selected activity of a service process model displayed in a process view of a graphical user interface may be determined. The service process model may represent a software service to be provided from a service provider to a consumer by way of a service broker. At least one service... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20100114587 - Patent evaluating device: A patent evaluating device comprises a data acquiring section (105) for acquiring items of patent data and patent attribute information on each item of patent data in a predetermined technical field from a patent database, a data classifying section (115) for classifying the acquired items of patent data into groups... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100114602 - Apparatus and method for processing and/or for providing healthcare information and/or healthcare-related information: A computer-implemented method, including receiving information regarding an individual transmitted from a first device associated with a healthcare provider via the Internet or World Wide Web, which information contains information regarding a symptom, examination finding, diagnosis, treatment, administration of a treatment, or procedure, processing information for performing a diagnostic evaluation... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20100114592 - Compositions and methods for therapeutic delivery with frozen particles: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100114600 - Electronic physician's order entering system: An electronic physician's orders system that automates and simplifies existing methods of generating, maintaining and retrieving physician's orders. In contrast to other systems, the electronic physician's orders system can create physician's orders electronically at the point-of-care and can maintain the orders in an Orders' Database or print the orders for... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.
20100114593 - Means and method of obtaining and processing data for use in medical or health assessment: Present invention discloses a system and a method of obtaining and processing data for use in insurance underwriting which comprise a set of influencing factors, provide an application questionnaire including a series of application questions relating to a plurality of influencing factors and a plurality of possible application responses to... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100114598 - Method and system for generating a medical report and computer program product therefor: A method and a system for generating, with the assistance of a computer system(12), a medical report (18) suitable for automatic billing, wherein an electronic template (39) suited for a specific patient's condition is selected out of a plurality of given electronic templates stored in storage means (15); personal data... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100114597 - Method and system for medical imaging reporting: A method for supporting a preparation of medical report for a patient. The method comprises acquiring one or more medical imaging studies and/or medical records which are related to the patient, automatically matching a report template to the one or more medical imaging studies and/or medical records according to at... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100114595 - Method and system for providing health information: A method for providing health information associated with a health status, the method including the steps of, in a processing system, receiving an indication of an action performed (100), and providing health information in response to the performed action (110).... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20100114594 - Methods and apparatus for planning and management of clinical trials: A tool for planning and management of clinical trials. The tool computes a patient enrollment timeline in a clinical trial using multiple factors that bear on the rate of patient enrollment. The factors may be site-dependent factors or may be country-dependent factors. When these factors are applied, different sites may... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100114588 - Methods and system to manage patient information: Methods and system to manage patient information are described. An example computer-implemented method to manage patient information includes analyzing a first patient identification to extract first information. Additionally, the example method includes comparing the extracted first information to extracted second information related to a second patient identification to determine if... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100114590 - Ordering clinical orders associated with future events: Computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate performance locations for clinical orders having one or more phases associated therewith, and for presenting order catalog content that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the clinical order are provided. Further provided are computerized... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100114591 - Presenting multi-phase clinical order content based upon a designated performance location: Computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate performance locations for clinical orders having one or more phases associated therewith, and for presenting order catalog content that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the clinical order are provided. Further provided are computerized... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100114601 - System and methods for prescribing therapeutic and preventive regimens: Systems and methods are disclosed for aiding physicians and other healthcare workers in setting prescriptions of therapeutic and/or preventive regimens. In certain embodiments the invention compares patient genotype, phenotype, proteomic, molecular, and/or other profile information with a database of information that associates third party profiles with third party responses to... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100114599 - System for evaluation patient care outcomes: A system for providing healthcare providers, hospitals, and health plans with quality and cost data for risk-adjusted outcomes for patients within clinical service lines. The system integrates with the provider's or hospital's existing data management systems and sources to analyze patient care and outcomes using statistical analysis. The system produces... Agent: W. Edward Ramage
20100114603 - Systems and methods for obtaining readings of diagnostic imaging studies: Systems and methods for method providing a diagnostic image study to one or more interpreters may include receiving the diagnostic image study at a first translator, making the diagnostic image study available to one or more board certified and credentialed interpreters substantially simultaneously, and selecting one or more of the... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100114596 - Use of a closed communication service for social support networks to improve the well being of a primary care provider: Methods and systems for improving the well-being or reducing stress of a primary caregiver of an elder subject are provided. According to one embodiment, a communications network provides a closed communication service. A database is operable to store information regarding caregroup membership. One or more server computers coupled to the... Agent: Michael A Desanctis Hamilton Desanctis & Cha LLP
20100114589 - User interface for presenting clinical order content based upon designated performance location: Computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate performance locations for clinical orders having one or more phases associated therewith, and for presenting order catalog content that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the clinical order are provided. Further provided are computerized... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100114604 - Authorization process for high intensity medical interventions: An authorization process for high intensity medical interventions (e.g., diagnostic, therapeutic) which includes the steps of: entering information regarding a patient and a particular service request into a computer-based algorithm; generating questions based on the information; receiving responses to the generated questions; assessing the responses to the generated questions; and... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100114610 - Electronic method and system that improves efficiencies for rendering diagnosis of radiology procedures: An electronic method and system for improving radiologists' efficiencies when viewing radiology procedures and rendering diagnosis in a manner that emulates current methods and apparatus. The method of the present invention includes reviewing electronic radiology images and reports contained in a patient's digital master folder (an information object invented to... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
20100114605 - Managing the distribution of drug samples: Computer-based method and system that helps track and manage drug sample distribution, helps ensure drug samples are dispensed and used in a safe and efficient manner, and helps capture information about how drug samples are being distributed and used. The method includes storing inventory information for one or more drug... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114608 - Medical image display system: Disclosed a medical image display system including: a control member to allow an electric medical record system which manages electric medical record data and a medical image management system which manages a series of various pieces of processing data from photographing to displaying of a medical image to work in... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100114611 - Method and computer program product for measuring and utilizing efficiency of medical resource and services providers: A method and computer program product is provided that, in various embodiments, may provide a measure of efficiency of resources used in medical treatment plan options. A normalized Relative Resource Value (RRV) may be obtained that measures the level of resources required to satisfy a “normal” case for a particular... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20100114607 - Method and system for providing reports and segmentation of physician activities: A system includes a database with at least one dataset with at least one data field corresponding to at least one field of data of a medical claim form, a computing platform in communication with the database, and a memory module. The at least one dataset is formed from de-identified... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20100114606 - Online therapy database: The present invention relates to the field online databases. More specifically, this method allows school districts to save money on hiring therapists on a full time basis. The present invention provides an automated method for providing therapy to a student by first having a school district issue a treatment plan... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20100114609 - System and method for medical report generation: The present invention is a fully HIPAA and standards-compliant web-based reporting tool built by and for physicians to produce medical reports quickly and easily. The present invention comes with numerous reporting applications and can work independently or be embedded into other applications. A user can change applications to fit their... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20100114612 - Systems and methods for providing supplemental insurance for leased vehicles: Methods of the present invention are designed to offer insurance to lessees of vehicles to cover up front, out-of-pocket lease expenses in the event of a total loss, e.g., theft, and preferably include steps performed by a vehicle leasing dealer as well as steps performed by one or more participating... Agent: Daniel P. Burke, Esq. Daniel P. Burke & Associates, PLLC
20100114614 - Controlling registration for a social event: A system and method for controlling registration for a social event comprising: receiving a request, at a server on a network, from a prospective attendee to register for the social event; determining based upon at least one attribute of the prospective attendee if the number of already registered prospective attendees... Agent: Harvey Lunenfeld
20100114615 - Optimized inventory selection: Systems and methods for electronically ranking records of inventory items are provided. Inventory items satisfying search criteria are electronically identified and ranked according to an inventory score calculated from a function comprising inventory attribute values of the inventory items and weighting values corresponding to the inventory attributes. The scored inventory... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100114616 - System for managing a fleet of motor vehicles accessible via a storage key and method for managing the corresponding fleet: A system for managing a fleet of motor vehicles, including a central platform that can store data for the management of the fleet and an interface located remotely from the vehicle, enabling communication between a driver and the central platform. Each vehicle of the fleet can be accessed via a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100114613 - Systems and methods for managing an event: The present invention relates to a method, a system and a physical computer readable medium for distributing payment to a host of an event and a second entity by receiving payment confirmations indicating payment amounts from guests for the event. The payment amounts for all received confirmations are aggregated. Using... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100114635 - Construction progress visualization system and method of visualizing construction progress: A construction progress visualization system, comprising of a scaffolding model creating-unit for creating an area and a form of scaffolding required for a construction operation based on a 3D CAD model and a construction schedule data; a scaffolding schedule extracting-unit for extracting scaffolding schedule data regarding the scaffolding from the... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100114619 - Customized transformation of free-form business concepts to semantically rich business models: A computer-implemented method for transforming a free-form process diagram into a semantically rich business model based on heuristics. The method includes generating and storing predefined mappings between informal elements to be used in a free-form process diagram and formal elements associated with a semantically rich business model, in a storage... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20100114617 - Detecting potentially fraudulent transactions: An approach that detects potentially fraudulent transactions is provided. In one embodiment, there is a fraud detection tool including, an identification component configured to identify a first person present within a zone of interest at a point of sale (POS) device using a set of sensor devices; a transaction component... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100114629 - Extracting enterprise information through analysis of provenance data: Techniques are disclosed for extracting information through analysis of provenance data. For example, a computer-implemented method of extracting information regarding an execution of an enterprise process comprises the following steps. Provenance data is generated, wherein the provenance data is based on collected data associated with an actual end-to-end execution of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100114630 - Influencing behavior of enterprise operations during process enactment using provenance data: Techniques are disclosed for influencing behavior of enterprise operations during process enactment using provenance data. For example, a computer-implemented method of influencing a behavior of an enterprise process comprises the following steps. Provenance data is generated, wherein the provenance data is based on collected data associated with at least a... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100114618 - Management of variants of model of service: A system for developing a computer implemented service, for deployment on computing infrastructure, generates variants of the model by automatically choosing values for a limited set of design variables, and evaluates the variants in operation. A model manager (187) stores in a model repository (107) a current variant (57) and... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114631 - Managing reusable business process modeling (bpm) assets: A method for managing reusable BPM assets can be provided. The method can include selecting a process in a process model in a process modeling tool, retrieving a list of BPM assets in a repository of reusable BPM assets dependent upon the selected process and selecting individual ones of the... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20100114625 - Method and apparatus for creating a consistent hierarchy of decomposition of a business metric: Methods and apparatuses for computing a variance between two business metrics is described. In one embodiment, the method computes a variance for each of a first set of activities based on the corresponding reference state of that activity, wherein the variance for an activity is the change in contribution for... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100114634 - Method and system for assessing, managing, and monitoring information technology risk: A method for information technology and information asset risk assessment of a business relationship between a client and a third party. The method includes establishing a database. The database includes a plurality of IT information risk factors stored in the database are associated with certain risks the client may be... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20100114626 - Method and system for car sharing: The present disclosure is directed to a method for facilitating ride sharing among a plurality of commuters having a common starting location. The method may comprise receiving a leaving status set by a first commuter; retrieving a set of predefined attributes of the first commuter from a repository; sending a... Agent: Ibm Corporation US C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100114632 - Pattern-based process optimizer: The present invention provides a method, system and computer program product for optimizing business processes in an organization. Each business process to be optimized is characterized by one or more performance indicators. One or more process characteristics are identified corresponding to each of the performance indicators. For each of the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100114622 - Portfolio analysis enhancement to entity mobility/productivity opportunities: Systems and methods are disclosed for assessing a relocation option. More specifically, a line of business may assess a relocation option by generating a geographic model that may be based on data about a relocation option. The system and method of generating a geographic model may include the generation of... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20100114627 - Processing of provenance data for automatic discovery of enterprise process information: Techniques are disclosed for capturing, storing, querying and analyzing provenance data for automatic discovery of enterprise process information. For example, a computer-implemented method for managing a process associated with an enterprise comprises the following steps. Data associated with an actual end-to-end execution of an enterprise process is collected. Provenance data... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100114620 - Service description refinement based on actual service use: Techniques are disclosed for generation and refinement of service descriptions based on records of invocations of the services, i.e., service description refinement based on actual service use. For example, a method for describing one or more services in a service-oriented environment comprised of one or more clients invoking the one... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100114624 - System and method for optimizing financial performance generated by marketing investments under budget constraints: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for optimizing financial performance. Time series data describing the financial performance generated by corresponding marketing investments is provided to configure an econometric model. Linear coefficients of the econometric model are adjusted in accordance with the qualitative factors received as inputs from experts.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114633 - System and method for planning/replanning collision free flight plans in real or accelerated time: A system and method for planning/replanning collision free flight plans in real-time (or accelerated-time) including planning individual flight plans for each flying asset, executing (or simulating) the planned individual flight plans, detecting violations of safety zones of each of the flying assets by negotiation and by other assets monitoring (radar... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20100114621 - System and methods for modeling consequences of events: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for modeling consequences of events on performance indicators. A causality model is provided to define relationships between events and the consequences associated with each one of the events to modify a value of at least one of the performance indicators associated with... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114623 - Using detailed process information at a point of sale: Techniques for using transactional and visual event information to facilitate loss prevention are provided. The techniques include obtaining video of one or more visual events at a point of sale environment and one or more transaction log entries that correspond to the video, wherein the one or more transaction log... Agent: Ryan, Masson & Lewis, LLP
20100114628 - Validating compliance in enterprise operations based on provenance data: Techniques are disclosed for validating compliance with enterprise operations based on provenance data. For example, a computer-implemented method for validating that an enterprise process is in compliance with a rule comprises the following steps. Provenance data is generated, wherein the provenance data is based on collected data associated with an... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100114639 - Arrangement comprising medical treatment units and peripheral devices as well as a peripheral device and treatment unit for use in such an arrangement: An assembly includes at least two medical treatment units, each of which can be allocated to a patient and at least two peripheral devices, each of which can be allocated to a patient. The peripheral devices and the treatment units have means for allocating a peripheral device to a treatment... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100114637 - Method and apparatus for creating due-to reports for activities that may not have reference value: Methods and apparatuses for computing a variance for the difference between two business metrics. In one embodiment, the method accesses a response model and a plurality of activities with start and end values for each of the plurality of activities. Furthermore, the method computes a variance for the difference between... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100114638 - Method and software for the measurement of quality of process: The invented method and software consolidate and automate the mechanism of quality of process (QoP) measurement in software development projects, and in any other business activity. Quality policy is defined as a collection of quality requirements, with software modules, that automatically calculate the value of each quality metric. Weighted average... Agent: Technopark Corporation
20100114636 - Method and system of multidimensional attribution analysis: Embodiments are directed to a method, medium, and system for generating a distribution attribution value to analyze distribution of telecommunications services. The method including compiling values for at least three variable elements associated with the distribution of telecommunication services. A first total value being defined as a product of first... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hb Patent Docketing
20100114640 - System and method of parallelizing order-by-order planning: A system and method is disclosed for parallelizing order-by-order planning in a supply chain network. The system includes a database configured to store data describing a demand priority sequence, each demand priority sequence comprising at least one demand of an end-item and data describing the supply chain network comprising a... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC
20100114643 - Method and system for improved scheduling of performances in a digital cinema system: The presentation start times of digital cinema presentations can be controlled by a method initiated by first matching a delay condition to at least one of a set of rules specifying presentation start time adjustments for the digital cinema presentations for particular delay conditions. The presentation start times in the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100114641 - Method and system for processing work requests: The disclosure is directed to a method and system for processing work requests, preferably prototype operations work requests (POWR). In one of the embodiments the method is an automated method to be performed in a computing environment for processing a work request. The method comprises the steps of receiving the... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20100114642 - Operational management solution for media production and distribution: A method for managing tasks and user operations on media using a model of resources management dealing with the complexity of situation which occur in a production/distributions system is provided. The method is based on a workplace infrastructure, a task-oriented user interface and a work package management system. The method... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100114645 - Systems and methods for automatic scheduling of a workforce: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling overtime and time-off for a workforce. In one embodiment, a method of workforce scheduling to handle an expected workload comprises, in an instruction execution system, receiving a first workforce schedule describing existing assignments of a plurality of workers to a plurality of shifts,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100114644 - Systems and methods for scheduling contact center agents: Systems and methods for scheduling workforces are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: generating a forecast requirement related to a volume of work to be handled by a first workforce and a second workforce, wherein the second workforce is remote from the first workforce; generating work schedules for... Agent: M. Paul Qualey, Jr. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, L.L.P.
20100114649 - Buffer analysis model for asset protection: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for determining an optimum buffer width for an above ground or buried asset. According to the method, a restorability measurement and a revenue measurement for the asset are determined. The restorability measurement indicates an ability for a technician to restore the asset when the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hbh Attn: Patent Docketing
20100114650 - Computer-implemented, automated media planning method and system: An automated computer system for media planning is provided. The automated computer system includes functionality for determining geographically-localized estimated sales data for use in generating media plans. The automated computer system also includes functionality for determining the relative value of a localized geography to a media plan. The automated computer... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100114651 - Computer-implemented, automated media planning method and system: An automated computer system for scoring the effectiveness of a number of number of media options for purposes of media planning is provided. The system implements the following functions: receiving a client objective for a media plan for advertising a number of products and/or services and a consumer purchasing frequency... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100114652 - Computer-implemented, automated media planning method and system: An automated computer system for generating a geographically-localized media plan including a number of selected media buyable units (MBUs) is provided. The system implements the following functions: receiving client-defined information and a number of business rules; receiving a number of MBUs each having a relative value and including a first... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100114665 - Customer reference generator: A system generates a customer reference recommendation based on similarity to other customers. The system includes a customer data file including demographic data and purchasing pattern data for a plurality of customers, a first cluster model trained on the demographic data, and a second cluster model trained on the purchasing... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100114668 - Determining relative effectiveness of media content items: s
20100114667 - Fast planning heuristic for batch and interactive planning: A system and method is disclosed for incremental planning using a list based heuristic. The system includes a database storing supply chain entity data and a server system coupled with the database. The server system receives demand for one or more end items from one or more of the supply... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC
20100114663 - Hybrid prediction model for a sales prospector: Systems and methods provide a system for generating a sales prospect recommendation that uses demographic data to make a sales prospect recommendation that includes a product recommendation with a probability that the sale will close, and may include an estimated time to close the sale and projected revenue. The system... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100114661 - Implementing a promotional campaign across a plurality of rewards programs: Disclosed are methods, computer-program products, and systems for running a promotional campaign across a plurality of rewards programs offered by rewards-program owners. Each rewards program is associated with a rewards currency. In such a method, transactions of members of the rewards programs are monitored to identify a subset of members... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20100114654 - Learning user purchase intent from user-centric data: A method of predicting user purchase intent from user-centric data includes applying a classification model to a user-centric clickstream, where the classification model predicting a likelihood of a future user purchase by a user within one or more product categories, and customizing content displayed to the user based on the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114657 - Method and apparatus for configurable model-independent decomposition of a business metric: Methods and apparatuses for decomposing a business metric based on a plurality of activities and a response model are described. In one embodiment, the method accesses the response model and the plurality of activities, the plurality of activities each having a reference and executed value. The method computes a contribution... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100114658 - Method and apparatus for creating a consistent hierarchy of decomposition of a business metric: Methods and apparatuses for computing an atomic decomposition level and a set of different decomposition levels based on the atomic decomposition level for a business metric are described. In one embodiment, the method accesses a response model and a first plurality of activities that are used to compute an atomic... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100114664 - Method and system for developing and evaluating and marketing products through use of intellectual capital derivative rights: Method and system for developing and marketing valuable products, advertisements, games and other creative realizations. The present invention relies on participants collectively taking stakes in the development of these realizations. Using databases of intellectual capital items, a promoter requests participant contributions that explore desired outcomes by relying on their knowledge... Agent: Bernard Jobin
20100114666 - Method and system for screening and evaluation of research panel members: System and method for optimizing composition of a pool from which members are selected to serve on market research panels are described. In one embodiment, the system includes a database comprising a plurality of member profiles and survey data associated with the members and a datamart for periodically scanning the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100114646 - Method and system for segmenting customers for marketing and other projects: A customer segmentation technique automatically selects a customer score for customers from a plurality of predetermined customer scores during a daily processing sequence, allowing customer segmentation and performing marketing activities based on the customer score in the same daily processing sequence responsive to the customer score. The customer score encodes... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20100114659 - Mining public media for consumer response information: Systems and methods for inferring the success or failure of a third-party Marketing Effort Assays (MEAs) from the marketing efforts of that third party which follow up on the MEA are provided. The system may involve identifying Initial MEA Marketing Efforts (IMEs) by the use of keyword analysis, maintaining a... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20100114669 - Optimized deployment of parts in a distribution network: A method for deploying parts is disclosed. Locations that include supply locations and demand locations are defined. A supply location supplies parts to a demand location. A demand is computed for each part at each location. An availability lead-time is estimated for each part at each location. A lead-time demand... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC
20100114653 - Publishing system with partner matching: Systems and methods are described for publishing a document. In one example, a user interface, configured for profiling a document, a publisher of the document, a plurality of document consumers and a plurality of ad buyers, is displayed. The system may remove from the plurality of ad buyers those ad... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114662 - Real-world profile data for making virtual world contacts: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A virtual world patron can participate in various virtual world activities and transactions. Feedback may be provided and records kept regarding the virtual world activities and transactions. The virtual world patron may... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100114647 - System and method for for granular inventory forecasting of online advertisement impressions: An improved system and method for granular inventory forecasting of online advertisement impressions is provided. An impression forecast data integrator may be provided that generates forecasted impression pools of advertisements by integrating impression pools of advertisements that share the same attributes and trend forecast data for web pages and advertisement... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20100114648 - System and method for incorporating qualitative inputs into econometric models: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for incorporating qualitative factors into an econometric model. Time series data describing the financial performance generated by corresponding marketing investments that are made as a function of time is provided to configure an econometric model. The econometric model includes linear coefficients that... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114660 - System and method for making an inference based on cumulative data: A method for making an inference based on cumulative data. The method utilizes video, audio, and biometric devices to observe a retail environment for the presence of a customer. Once a customer is present, the method identifies every cohort to which the customer corresponds. Next, the method observes the customer... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100114656 - System and method for providing value-added content in an electronic communications environment: In various exemplary embodiments, a system architecture and associated method to provide value-added content in an electronic communications environment occurring over a communications link between a first electronic system provider and a third-party cloud provider is disclosed. The system architecture comprises an electronic communications interface to allow translation between the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100114655 - Systems and methods for association-based electronic message communication: A system for association-based electronic message communication is provided. The system contemplates including advertisement databases having a plurality of advertising content representing at least one tier of advertising. The system may also include a computer system communicatively coupled to the advertisement databases and to an input mechanism. The computer system... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100114671 - Creating a training tool: Techniques for creating a training technique for an individual are provided. The techniques include obtaining video of one or more events and information from a transaction log that corresponds to the one or more events, wherein the one or more events relate to one or more actions of an individual,... Agent: Ryan, Masson & Lewis, LLP
20100114672 - Employee talent review management module: Systems for reviewing talent of a number of employees of an organization are described herein. In one of several embodiments, a talent review module comprises a mechanism for gathering information from one or more sources within an organization. In particular, the information is related to talent characteristics of one or... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100114673 - Measuring the responsiveness of individuals in a specified collaborative environment: In a collaborative environment wherein persons use a specified system to communicate with one another, and a first person receives a request for information from one or more other persons, embodiments of the invention are used to provide a comprehensive measurement of collaboration that indicates the effectiveness of the first... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100114670 - Method and tool for systematizing introduction of process modification: The present invention relates to a method and tool for systematizing introduction of a change to a process. The method and tool provide a virtual representation of the process, which includes at least one method having a plurality of steps. Then, the method and tool identify an input required, an... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100114674 - Auditable method and system for generating a verifiable vote record that is suitable for electronic voting: The invention relates to an auditable method and system for generating a verifiable vote record that is suitable for electronic voting. The inventive method is characterized in that a voting module, an audit module and a verification module perform the following steps in which: voting options are selected by the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100114675 - System, method and computer readable medium for billing tolls: Billing tolls accumulated during a rental period comprises a third party entity, a toll authority, and a toll rental entity coupled to the third party entity and to the toll authority, wherein the third party entity sends a request for service to the toll rental entity, wherein the toll rental... Agent: Winstead PC
20100114678 - Compensation distribution using quality score: Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method for compensation distribution includes analyzing first content from a publisher with regard to a quality criterion. The method includes associating the first content with a quality score based on the analysis. The method includes providing second content to the publisher to be... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114676 - Dynamic discounting system and method: A system and method for dynamically discounting trade debt through the use of a forward auction is provided. In one example, a system that allows a seller to auction inventory to a plurality of bidders. According to this embodiment, the system may determine eligibility for acceptance of bids submitted by... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100114677 - System including automated teller machine with data bearing medium: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods of providing customized offers to a consumer at an automated teller machine. The automated teller machine comprises a processor, a computer readable medium coupled to the processor, an output device coupled to the processor, and a reader coupled to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100114683 - Method for generating an electronic coupon, coupon holding device, system for generating an electronic coupon, electronic coupon and computer program product: A method is provided for generating an electronic coupon comprising generating coupon identification data; generating coupon metadata; and generating the electronic coupon based on the coupon identification data and based on the coupon metadata. Further, a coupon holding device is provided including a coupon receiving unit configured to receive a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100114684 - Chat rooms search engine queryer: A system and methods that enable a user to perform real time search of chat rooms discussion information defined by one or more keywords, provide the user with a list of chat rooms that are currently discussing the information and enable the user to selectively join the discussion in a... Agent: Ronel Neged
20100114685 - Systems and methods for management of fundraising campaigns: The present invention pertains to systems and methods for managing, creating, and conducting online personal fundraising campaigns. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention sets forth a system, method and computer program product for creating and managing online personal fundraising campaigns. In an exemplary embodiment, the method may include, e.g.,... Agent: Venable LLP
20100114686 - Real-time statement credits and notifications: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a server computer comprising a processor and a computer readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer readable medium comprises code for receiving transaction data indicating that a payment transaction associated with a primary account number has occurred and matches a trigger... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100114687 - System for use in defining products and billing for the same: A system for defining products and billing for the same includes a server and an associated database. The server has programming to provide an interactive wizard which is used define and modify: a first data set including data indicative of a plurality of products to be offered to a customer;... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100114688 - System and method of implementing a cardless rewards program: A method and system of operating a customer rewards program that uses mobile phone networks via short messaging system as a medium of transaction of customer loyalty points between system points host, the end user and the merchant. The system also uses the mobile phone number of the end user... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100114680 - On-site barcode advertising: A display that may be actually or virtually presented at a televised event venue. The display including at least one advertisement, advertising to the in-person attendees at the televised event or virtually inserted into the televised event venue as if advertising to the in-person attendees at the televised event, and... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100114679 - Programmable advertising panel powered by solar cells and communiation means thereof: A programmable display apparatus powered by solar cells is disclosed. The apparatus is with high portability and may be deployed to render advertising messages at isolated locations outdoor. Multiple solar cells are arranged on the device either underneath a transparent or a semi-transparent display panel and/or in areas uncovered by... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20100114681 - Secure authentication and payment system: A transaction and payment and processing system securely conducts transactions over the public telephone network. The transactions may be between and among entities of any type such as individuals, merchants, utilities, banks, etc. Nothing more than access to a telephone is required after initial registration of a user.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100114689 - System for display advertising optimization using click or conversion performance: An advertisement impression distribution system includes a data processing system operable to generate an allocation plan for serving advertisement impressions. The allocation plan allocates a first portion of advertisement impressions to satisfy guaranteed demand and a second portion of advertisement impressions to satisfy non-guaranteed demand. The data processing system includes... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100114690 - System and method for metricizing assets in a brand affinity content distribution: An engine, system and method for a delivery tracking software engine for tracking metrics associated with delivery of at least one endorsed advertisement to at least one consumer over at least one computing network. The engine, system and method may include a plurality of inputs parallel to at least one... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100114691 - Managing a marketing template used in an e-mail marketing campaign: Embodiments of systems, methods, and software applications, which are configured to manage marketing templates that are to be used in e-mail marketing campaigns, are described in the present disclosure. According to one embodiment, among many, a computer readable medium is configured to store instructions that are executable by a processing... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100114692 - System and method for brand affinity content distribution and placement: 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 available placement, and a delivery engine that integrates the available placement with the matched media assets from the vault.... Agent: Edward F. Behm, Jr. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100114693 - System and method for developing software and web based applications: A widget composition engine is described. The engine includes a vault, which includes a plurality of media assets associated with different brand categories, a plurality of rule assets, associated with the vault and governing use of ones of the plurality of media assets and ones of the media assets returned... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100114694 - Systems and methods for association-based electronic message communication: A system for association-based electronic message communication is provided. The system contemplates including advertisement databases having a plurality of advertising content representing at least one tier of advertising. The system may also include a computer system communicatively coupled to the advertisement databases and to an input mechanism. The computer system... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100114695 - Pricing across keywords associated with one or more advertisements: Helping advertisers by simplifying the management of interactive advertising. Such simplification can by achieved by allowing an advertiser to specify a single bid for multiple keywords associated with an advertisement. When used in conjunction with a maximum cost bid, advertisers are not penalized with higher costs for such simplification.... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100114698 - Advertising meta-keywords: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating advertisements from advertising templates. In one implementation, a method includes receiving a meta-keyword and a list of one or more keywords that are associated with the meta-keyword. An advertisement template that includes the meta-keyword is received. An advertisement is generated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114699 - Content identification expansion: Content of a first type, such as web pages, are identified in response to a query. One or more correlated entities are identified based on the content of the first type. Content of a second type, such as advertisements, are identified based on the one or more of the correlated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114696 - Method of programmed allocation of advertising opportunities for conformance with goals: An advertising server allocates advertising impressions to meet advertisers' demands for opportunities to run advertising, for example ad content inserted into Web pages for payment. Supplies of advertising impressions are paired by their characteristics with demands that the supplies could meet. For paired eligible supplies and demands, an ideal allocation... Agent: Mauriel Kapouytian & Treffert LLP
20100114697 - Real-time distribution of targeted advertisement and sponsored content: A method and system for serving advertisement or sponsored content information is provided. The method employed by the system may include receiving a request to communicate advertisement or sponsored content information to ad serving devices that match a selection criteria, locating ad serving devices that match the received selection criteria,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100114700 - System and method for synchronizing delivery of messages in multiple communications channels: A system and method synchronize delivery of messages in multiple communications channels by generating mailing information regarding a first message to be delivered through a first communications channel to a customer. The mailing information includes an identifier of the first message and is embedded into an intelligent mail barcode. The... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP
20100114702 - Ask/respond affinity group referral method and apparatus: An ask/respond affinity group referral method and apparatus comprises a community of individuals having an implied social contract, where the individuals are affiliated with each other to provide assistance and help to each other. In such community, the individuals do not know each other, but are joined together to help... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100114701 - System and method for brand affinity content distribution and optimization with charitable organizations: An endorsed advertising engine, system and method, including at least one vault stored in at least one computerized memory location, said at least one vault comprising media assets, wherein at least one of the media assets is directly related to at least one charitable institution, a recommendation engine including at... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100114705 - Method of reactive targeted advertising: In one inventive aspect, a method of reactive targeted advertising provides for display of advertising, via the internet, to computers of users. In a particular example, a plurality of keywords are stored in a memory. The method comprises determining whether one or more of those keywords are used in a... Agent: Houston Office Of Novak Druce And Quigg LLP
20100114704 - 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: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100114703 - System and method for triggering development and delivery of advertisements: A creative campaign placement engine for placing at least one creative campaign is described. The engine includes a vault, which includes a plurality of assets correspondent to one or more endorsers, a trigger assessment, where the trigger assessment monitors for occurrence of one or more offline triggers, and a creative... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100114706 - Linked hierarchical advertisements: A computing device may receive a request for a first advertisement. The request for the first advertisement may include one or more parameters referencing a given subject matter. Responsive to the request for the first advertisement, a first ad may be selected and delivered to a requesting entity. The computing... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100114707 - Real-time distribution of targeted advertisement and sponsored content: A method and system for serving advertisement or sponsored content is provided. The method employed by the system may include receiving information that describes the capabilities of an ad serving device, matching advertisement and/or sponsored content to the ad serving device, and serving the advertisement and/or sponsored content. Instructions may... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100114682 - Systems and methods for advertising on content-screened web pages: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method is provided for advertising on a content-screened web page. The method includes receiving an impression request for a URL for which an advertising impression is desired; screening HTML content of a web page identified by the URL; generating a rating... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100114708 - Method and apparatus for providing road-traffic information using road-to-vehicle communication: According to one embodiment, a system is provided, which provides moving picture data representing a road-traffic state. This system synthesizes the moving picture data with additional data such as advertisement data, generating output data. The system distributes the output data to the facilities built along the road and the vehicles... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100114709 - Real-time distribution of targeted advertisement and sponsored content: A method and system for serving advertisement or sponsored content information is provided. The method employed by the system may include receiving information that describes the capabilities of an ad serving device, receiving information that enables sensing the presence of individuals in a vicinity of the ad serving device, matching... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100114711 - Social-professional website system: A social-professional website Internet system for licensed or registered professionals which: a first website and at least one host server hosting the website and providing Internet access thereto, the first website having at least sufficient software to provide: a first level of use that is a professional member level that... Agent: Deirdra M. Meagher
20100114710 - System and method for forecasting an inventory of online advertisement impressions for targeting impression attributes: An improved system and method for forecasting an inventory of online advertisement impressions for targeting profiles of attributes is provided. An index of advertisement impressions on display advertising properties may be built for a targeting profile of attributes from forecasted impression pools. Impression pools of advertisements sharing the same attributes... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20100114713 - Customized financial transaction pricing: Enabling innovative merchant transaction pricing capability, while improving pricing process efficiency, is disclosed. When a merchant submits financial transaction account records to a payment processor for payment, the payment processor utilizes granular transaction data to calculate complex merchant transaction pricing rules. The system accesses individual transaction data, aggregate transaction data,... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100114714 - Method and system for sharing revenue of an application platform: A method and system for sharing revenue of an application platform that includes the steps of providing a platform for managing a plurality of applications developed by a plurality of developers, collecting revenue through usage of the platform, tracking usage of the plurality of applications, and distributing revenue according to... Agent: Schox PLC
20100114715 - System and method for integrated, automated inventory management and advertisement delivery: A management and delivery method and system for a distributed marketing network. Access to one or more network service gateways associated with a distributed marketing network can be authorized, if particular criteria are satisfied. A business transaction may be coordinated with the distributed marketing network through network service gateways in... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20100114712 - System and method for web-based advertising using a cost-per-time scheme: A method for web-based advertising using a cost-per-time scheme includes providing a web page to a browser, the web page containing functionality to enable data to be uploaded to a web server, sending an advertisement to the browser for display on the web page, wherein the browser displays the advertisement... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department
20100114716 - Network proxy bidding system: Methods, systems and computer program products for submitting a network proxy bid and replacing the network proxy bid with an actual bid associated with advertisement placement are described. In some implementations, instead of submitting a static bid, an advertiser can submit a network proxy bid to an advertising exchange. A... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114719 - Engine, system and method for generation of advertisements with endorsements and associated editorial content: An apparatus, system and method for generating endorsed advertisements with editorial content is disclosed. The system may include an endorsements database including endorsements associated with endorsers; a news database including news stories associated with endorsers; a recommendation engine configured to match at least one endorsement from the endorsement database and... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100114718 - Function-based embedded advertising in software: A computer-implemented method executes a function of a software application that includes a plurality of functions. Respective functions of the plurality of functions correspond to respective commands of a plurality of commands associated with the software application. In the method, a respective command of the plurality of commands is received.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)
20100114717 - Secondary content delivery system: Systems and methods for content (e.g., advertisements) delivery. An initial advertisement received by a user can include instructions for requesting a secondary advertisement. A user can follow the instructions to respond to the initial advertisement. A response to the initial advertisement can include a device identification. A secondary advertisement addressed... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114722 - Advertisement information managing method, advertisement information managing system, call receiving method and call receiving system: An advertisement information managing method includes generating a plurality of identification information, generating a plurality of advertisement information that respectively indexes the plurality of identification information by combining the plurality of identification information with basic advertisement information respectively, and cross-checking the plurality of identification information with input information in a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100114720 - Dynamic in-page advertising: Advertisements displayed in a web page are enabled to be changed as a context of the web page changes without reloading the web page. A first set of one or more advertisements may be displayed on a web page. One or more of the displayed advertisements may be replaced with... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100114721 - System and method for pricing of overlapping impression pools of online advertisement impressions for advertising demand: An improved system and method for pricing of overlapping impression pools of online advertisement impressions for advertising demand is provided. An inventory of online advertisement impressions may be grouped in impression pools according to attributes of the advertisement impressions and advertisers' requests for impressions targeting specific attributes may be received.... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan
20100114723 - Method and system for providing a point of sale network within a lan: A data control system defines within a local area network (100) a point of sale network (120,140) which includes point of sale devices (125,145) but excludes non-point of sale devices (135,155). The data control system is implemented by a router (110) working in combination with a secure host (180) on... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100114724 - Bank card authorization with balance indicator: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for providing a consumer with information about the balance of the consumer's credit or debit account after a transaction, such as a purchase transaction, is made using the credit or debit account. In one embodiment, the issuing bank attaches a number representing... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100114725 - Electronic self-service terminal for point of sale: s
20100114729 - Business model based on multi-level application widgets and system thereof: Provided is a business model based on multi-level application widgets and a system thereof, including: embedding, by a server end, intended application widgets in an Internet platform equipped with a software application programming interface; providing a business protocol between a user end and the server end, thus giving the user... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20100114735 - Electronic sales and contracting: Under the present invention, a customer will login to a secure computer infrastructure and initially be polled and/or provide some input relating to an integrated IT solution that is desired. The customer can then make selections for hardware and/or software components desired for the integrated IT solution. The present invention... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100114731 - Electronic wallet (\"ewallet\"): A method according to the invention may preferably include displaying on a computer display a menu bar that includes an online shopping enhancement icon. The method may further include receiving a selection of the icon. The method may also include, in response to receiving a selection of the icon, displaying... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20100114728 - Integrated marketing system for a jewel common market: An integrated marketing system for a jewel common market has a common marketing jewel source offered by the common marketing head office. After purchasing parts of the common marketing jewels from the head office, a dealer may sell the jewels and other common marketing jewels. The head office has a... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20100114732 - Method and apparatus for creating and managing mediascapes: A mediascape comprises media items and related action-triggers each specifying a condition set of one or more conditions, and at least one media-item-specific action that is to be triggered upon satisfaction of the condition set. During authoring (31) at least one action-trigger is specified with a location-based condition that has... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114733 - Party payment system: Systems and methods are disclosed herein which that enable a first party, such as a child, to selected one or more items offered by an online retailer and to send a request to a second party, such as a parent or guardian, to request that the second party purchase the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100114726 - Social discovery of digital content: Shopping for digital content may be facilitated by offering to a shopper a plurality of digital content items available for acquisition via a network-accessible virtual storefront. Further, for a digital content item selected within the network-accessible virtual storefront, one or more shopper-confirmed friends having a usage history with the selected... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100114727 - System and method for managing e-commerce transaction: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile of a user, present the user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, detect one or more responses of the user during a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100114730 - Systems and methods for purchasing electronic transmissions: Provided are methods, apparatus and systems for the sale of digital content over a network. The disclosure herein discusses the recording of a broadcast of a digital data stream by a broadcast receiving device. A listener may select a particular digital data stream to purchase by selecting a content identifier... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20100114734 - Telematics computer system and method for mobile wireless retail order processing and fulfillment: A method for making a purchase using a vehicle computing system includes receiving input to the vehicle computing system instructing order initiation. The method also includes receiving a selection at the vehicle computing system of a merchant from which to order. The method further includes receiving an order at the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100114738 - Supplying method of interior materials ordered: The present invention relates to a supplying method for interior material ordered to a user who can connect to a server through a network, wherein the server memorizes a program which enables the user to plan a design of the interior material which is operable on the user's web browser,... Agent: Robert D. Atkins
20100114737 - System and method for commercializing avatars: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to offer for sale an avatar engine that generates a visual representation of an interactive avatar capable of engaging in a verbal communication exchange by way of an audio system of a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100114739 - Systems and methods for a comprehensive integrated and universal content selling and buying platform: A method of self-service by a seller to establish at a hosted service a store front that is distributable across a plurality of third party hosts includes receiving, by a hosted service operating on one or more servers, specification of one or more items to be displayed for sale in... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100114736 - Systems and methods for marketplace listings using a camera enabled mobile device: Embodiments of computer-implemented systems and methods for marketplace listings using a camera enabled mobile device are described. One example embodiment comprises receiving a request via a camera enabled mobile device to list one or more sale items, receiving images having the one or more sale items, the images being taken... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100114740 - User enhanced authentication system for online purchases: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods, systems, devices and computer-readable media. In embodiments of the invention, a user is authenticated using an authentication process that is capable of authenticating a user using an inline authentication form that can authenticate a consumer without transferring a session maintained by a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100114741 - System and method for providing an improved data schema via roles and uses: A system and method for providing an improved data schema for representing financial transactions using data relationships based on financial transaction information is provided. Instead of relying on financial transaction documents for financial transaction information, the underlying data and their relationships are used to represent the financial transaction information. For... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100114742 - Service charging method, device, system and service management device: A method for charging for a service is provided. The method includes: receiving, by a data service management device, submitted current communication service scenario information of a user; searching, by the data service management device, for priority information of charging in an account of the user, in a mapping relation... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20100114750 - Communication device and method for securing an internet bank account: A communication device and method for securing an Internet bank account include setting an alarm password and an access password corresponding to the Internet bank account, accessing the website of the Internet bank, and generate an activation command and the access password if the alarm password is input. The communication... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100114749 - Financial inclusion card, system, and method for implementing: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented financial inclusion account system and method provided by a financial institution for facilitating payments between system participants, the system participants including account holder service recipients and eligible necessities service providers. The system includes at least one financial inclusion account maintaining funds... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100114746 - Generating an alert based on absence of a given person in a transaction: Techniques for generating an alert based on absence of a given person in a transaction are provided. The techniques include monitoring, via video, a transaction, wherein the transaction includes presence of a given person in the transaction, relating the video of the transaction to a corresponding portion of a transaction... Agent: Ryan, Masson & Lewis, LLP
20100114747 - On-line method and system for monitoring and reporting unused available credit: The present invention generally relates to monitoring and advising consumers of their outstanding credit balance by category of debt (i.e. including, but not limited to, the category of all credit cards, all real estate loans, all automotive loans, all revolving credit loans, etc.) and all minimum payments due by category... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100114748 - Predictive advisor system and method for communicating with a user regarding a payment account in a computer network: A networked computer system for communicating with a user about spending associated with a payment account of the user. The system comprises a user, a payment account of the user, a web interface for communicating with the user, and a predictive advisor system. The predictive advisor system comprises a predictive... Agent: Wells Fargo C/o K& L Gates
20100114744 - Reputation scoring and reporting system: The reputation scoring and reporting system for accounts associated with telephone numbers and maintained in an electronic database includes processing a request for a reputation report corresponding to an account in the database. The request is authenticated via the telephone number associated with the account. A reputation report is then... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20100114745 - System and method for calculating and applying market data change rate sets: A system and method for simulating development of market data. In an embodiment, a set of market data change rates are calculated from historical market data values. The set of calculated market data change rates is then applied to a market data start value to generate one or more forecast... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100114743 - Computer system and method for networked interchange of data and information for members of the real estate financial and related transactional services industry: An Interchange Party Computer System (“IPCS”) comprising: a plurality of units of allocated resources, configured for a lender party, broker party, transaction party and/or investor party, each unit of allocated resources including one or more administrator user interfaces that allow a participating party to manage its allocated resources and define... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.
20100114796 - Computer program product for selecting an investment portfolio based in part on socially responsible investing considerations: A computer program product is provided for selecting a recommended investment portfolio based in part on socially responsible considerations. A portfolio of securities is identified for potential inclusion in the recommended investment portfolio. Socially responsible investing (SRI) scores are provided for the identified securities, and the identified securities are ranked... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100114797 - Open end mutual fund securitization process: A computer implemented system is provided for exchanging shares in an exchange traded product. A display is provided for displaying data representing shares of an exchange traded product comprising a leveraged portfolio of securities satisfying capitalization and performance criteria, the securities within the portfolio being weighted and having an expected... Agent: Patent Administrator Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20100114794 - Prediction of financial performance for a given portfolio of marketing investments: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for quantifying financial impact of marketing investments. Time series data describing the financial performance generated by corresponding marketing investments that are made as a function of time is provided to configure an econometric model. The econometric model, which describes a linear relationship... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100114795 - Stock broker social-professional website system: A broker social-professional website Internet system for registered stock brokers and investment brokers includes: A) a website and at least one host server, the website having sufficient software to provide a first level of use, a second level of use, a broker-related professional information center, and capacity to verify a... Agent: Deirdra M. Meagher
20100114755 - Automated trading systems: In an electronic trading system, prime brokerage services may be provided by assigning one or more dependent or child deal codes to a deal code. Prime broker trades are conducted via the dependent deal codes but appear to the market as deals with the parent deal code using credit assigned... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100114753 - Method and system for automatic commodities futures contract management and delivery balancing: A method and system for providing automatic commodity futures contract delivery management and balancing. A single electronic invoice and one or more different types of electronic reports are dynamically and automatically created for a trading party by allocating plural electronic delivery invoice receipts for plural futures contracts received from one... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20100114752 - Method and system for providing automatic collective windows for graphical user interfaces for electronic trading: A method and system for providing automatic collective windows for a multi-windowed graphical user interface (GUI) for electronic trading. The collective windows are automatically created with pre-determined individual graphical windows, with selectable desired screen positions on a graphical user interface, with different desired alignments of the individual graphical windows within... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20100114751 - Method for trading using volume submissions: A method for reducing the amount of time for a user to submit an order is provided. Volume submission allows a user to submit and revise orders with a single action on a volume entry region. Typically, a user has to set a price and quantity. Many users wait for... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20100114756 - System and method for trading options: A system and method of trading option contracts, such as foreign currency option contracts, is described. In one embodiment, a system and method for web-based or network-based interactive trading of currency options is described. Users of the system provide volatility runs of currency options, deal on existing offers to sell... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20100114754 - Win, lose or draw derivative instruments: Methods and systems are disclosed for listing and trading fixed-payoff derivative contracts between two parties based on the movement of an underlying financial instrument in a manner that eliminates the cost associated with a traditional option premium. The invention, henceforth referred to as a “Win, Lose or Draw” derivative contract,... Agent: Bruce David Silverman
20100114757 - Method of systematic risk management and system and computer program product thereof: The present invention discloses a systematic risk management method, and its system and computer program product. The method includes the steps of setting a correspondence relation between a value at risk and a leverage ratio common to the global market by a risk management unit, selecting a plurality of subject... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.
20100114758 - System and method for providing instant-decision, financial network-based payment cards: A system and method for issuance of a financial network-based payment card (generally known as a “credit card”) almost instantaneously after application, wherein an applicant applies for a credit card by entering data into a data entry system, advantageously by filling in a plurality of predefined forms in a computer-based... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100114761 - Area trim service business method: A method for manufacturing integrated circuits (“ICs”) is disclosed. The method pertains to providing third-party technology in the form of an IC design library to foundry customers for designing IC products using alternate rule sets. Aggressive rules pertaining to IC layout are used to reduce device size, resulting in more... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100114759 - Method and system for integrating savings and credits with different interest rates: A method and system for operating a new financial instrument and payment card integrates savings and credit transactions belonging to the same payment plan into a single account. Transactions can be carried out at different periods in time, for any amount, agreed on with different fixed or adjustable interest rates,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100114760 - Online interactive issued account acquired transaction information management: A single point of access and an integrated user experience for a set of tools are provided for a payment processing system that includes a transaction handler in communication with issuers and acquirers for the processing of payments from the issuers to the acquirers. The tools include: (i) commercial reporting;... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100114765 - Automated document cashing system: Validation of the identity of the user is performed with the use of a card associated with intelligence that identifies the user. Validation of the document involves one or more of: validating the presence of a signature; validating the amount of the monetary transaction document including a manual entry of... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20100114766 - Automated document cashing system: Validation of the identity of the user is performed with the use of a card associated with intelligence that identifies the user. Validation of the document involves one or more of: validating the presence of a signature; validating the amount of the monetary transaction document including a manual entry of... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20100114763 - Methods and systems for providing cash alternative debiting and accounting functions from associated cash and credit, or credit, accounts: The present invention provides cash using alternative debiting and accounting functions from associated cash and credit, or “crebit”, accounts that allow flexibility and control by the end user for providing cash and then providing alternative debiting and accounting of such withdrawal or multiple withdrawals using alternative debiting and accounting functions... Agent: Guy Kevin Townsend
20100114762 - Storage battery, storage battery accommodation device, storage battery charging device, and usage amount payment settlement device for storage battery: The storage battery 1 in accordance with the present invention includes: a plate-shaped plug-in terminal that is provided to protrude at one side surface of a storage battery having a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape; and a clamping terminal that is made of a plurality of parallel plate-shaped members that can... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100114764 - System and method for selectable funding of electronic transactions: A system for transferring funds to pay bills and to and from selected accounts on an optimized is provided. A mediation engine may manage the payments made to selected payees, including by scheduling the payments and selecting sources for funds. A rules-based optimizer may automatically select the least-cost or other... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100114767 - Apparatus and methods for card dispensing: Apparatus and methods for providing a card that has a stored value. The apparatus and methods may involve offering the card to a customer, applying branding information to the card, charging a customer account for the value, and dispensing the card. The stored value card may be provided by a... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20100114768 - Payment vehicle with on and off function: A computer-based network system and method for using a payment vehicle having an on and off function. The system comprises a payment vehicle comprising an on and off function to enable or to disable the payment vehicle in the computer-based network for processing an electronic payment transaction, a holder of... Agent: Wells Fargo C/o K& L Gates
20100114769 - Automated banking machine: An automated banking machine (10) operates responsive to data read from data bearing records to cause financial transfers. The machine includes a user interface (12) including an opening (20). Users of the machine deliver individual sheets and stacks of sheets to and from the machine through the opening. Stacks of... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke
20100114771 - Automated document cashing system: Validation of the identity of the user is performed with the use of a card associated with intelligence that identifies the user. Validation of the document involves one or more of: validating the presence of a signature; validating the amount of the monetary transaction document including a manual entry of... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20100114772 - Automated document cashing system: Validation of the identity of the user is performed with the use of a card associated with intelligence that identifies the user. Validation of the document involves one or more of: validating the presence of a signature; validating the amount of the monetary transaction document including a manual entry of... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20100114770 - Global method and system for providing enhanced transactional functionality through a customer terminal: A global customer activated terminal (CAT) that primarily serves traveling customers who require access to their accounts when they are away from their home financial institution and beyond their local regional financial area is provided. The system provides applications that permit users to access their accounts and utilize account profiles... Agent: King & Spalding LLP (citi Customer Number) Attn: George T. Marcou
20100114777 - Administration of dual component financial instruments: Methods and systems for administering a dual component financial instrument (DCFI) are described. The DCFI includes a revolving loan component and one or more installment loans. A holder of the DCFI account can use the revolving loan to pay for expenses, e.g., educational expenses. At predetermined intervals, e.g., annually on... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100114774 - Chargeback decisioning system: A chargeback received from a merchant processor, which includes a plurality of data elements related to details of a transaction, is automatically processed. At least one of the plurality of data elements is compared with at least one related data element in each of a plurality of stored chargebacks. Similarities... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100114779 - Method and system for providing flexible financing: Methods and systems for providing flexible financing are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a business card product with a customer activated credit line extension for accommodating large ticket purchases where the credit line extension may be linked to other business loan/lease products so that balances may... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100114776 - Online challenge-response: Embodiments of the invention enable cardholders conducting an online transaction to be authenticated in real-time using a challenge-response application. The challenge-response application can be administered by an issuer or by a third party on-behalf-of an issuer. A challenge question can be presented to the cardholder, and the cardholder's response can... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100114778 - Secure authentication and payment system: A transaction and payment and processing system securely conducts transactions over the public telephone network. The transactions may be between and among entities of any type such as individuals, merchants, utilities, banks, etc. Nothing more than access to a telephone is required after initial registration of a user.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100114773 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for using a contactless transaction device reader with a computing system: Embodiments of the invention may relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for using a contactless transaction device reader with a computing system. According to one embodiment, a system for conducting a transaction on a personal computing system using a contactless transaction device may include a communications interface operable to connect... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100114775 - Text authorization for mobile payments: A system and method enables trusted sources to easily approve requests for money transfers by simply typing in a yes or equivalent.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100114781 - Personal record system with centralized data storage and distributed record generation and access: A personal record system and method having distributed record generation and access and personally centralized record storage for generating, storing and accessing personal records and a personal record card for use therein. The record system includes a plurality of interaction sites interconnected through a record network wherein each interaction site... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100114780 - Workflow assurance and authentication system: A method for authenticating a workflow that has one or more designated steps that require authentication of associated resources, the method comprising: using a reader instrument to read at least one security feature uniquely associated resources involved in the workflow; authenticating the security feature, thereby to authenticate its associated resource,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100114782 - Systems and methods to distribute content over a network: The present embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems to distribute content over a network. Some embodiments provide methods to distribute content within a local media network. These methods receive a request for a first content to be transferred to a sink device, request from the source an access criteria for... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100114784 - System and method for payment reconciliation against expressive contracts: In a computer-implemented method of conducting expressive payment reconciliation, a purchase transaction is stored in a computer storage accessible to a processor. The processor identifies a contract against which the purchase transaction is made and a first payment amount for the purchase transaction. Contract data is stored in the computer... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100114783 - System for combining and bundling commercial products, items having monetary value, business transactions, and entertainment: A method for acquiring and distributing entertainment items, information representative of monetary funds, and/or commercial products, some or all which maybe combined or bundled in a single package. Goods and services are first identified. Advertising is provided for at least one commercial product. The advertising includes a predetermined code associated... Agent: Mark Levy Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
20100114785 - System and method for allocating jobs to an agent: A system and method for allocating jobs to an agent is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for allocating jobs to an agent includes defining, for each job of the jobs, a job type associated with at least one job and at least one sub-step associated with the at least... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20100114786 - Worklist integration of logical and physical tasks: In accordance with a method of managing work flow, tasks associated with a telecommunications service order from a plurality of worklists of computing source systems are merged into a merged worklist. Each computing source system maintains a respective worklist that includes a task associated with the service order. The tasks... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hb Patent Docketing
20100114788 - Cross-network social networking application architecture: Particular embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an application programming interface allowing developers to create a single version of a social networking application configured to execute on more than one social network, wherein such execution may be customized with respect to each particular social network in which... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100114787 - Internet based personality and compatibility profiling through handwriting analysis: Described herein is a method and system for identifying compatibility traits and corresponding levels of compatibility by trait through handwriting analysis. Subscribers or users of the profiling and dating service will take an internet based (online) handwriting analysis personality and compatibility test. Once the user completes the handwriting analysis test,... Agent: Michael Kahlowsky
20100114789 - System and method for guiding users to candidate resumes and current in-demand job specification matches using predictive tag clouds of common, normalized elements for navigation: Systems and methods for guiding users to candidate resume and current in-demand job specification matches using a predictive tag cloud of common, normalized elements for navigation. The system automatically processes candidate resumes and job specifications expressed in natural language into a common, normalized, validated form. Users select a single job... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20100114790 - System and method for aggregating delivery of goods or services: A system and method for aggregating delivery of goods or services may be implemented using an aggregate delivery coordination system accessed through a computer network by users interested in participating in pooling activities. The coordination system receives inputs from users interested in participating and presents pooling activity information to the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100114791 - Automated interview systems and methods: Automated interview systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises selectively presenting interview questions based on user input to at least one interviewee identified by a user, and receiving answers from the at least one interviewee in response to presenting the interview questions. The method further comprises compiling the... Agent: Trenner Law Firm, LLC ( Mark D. Trenner)
20100114793 - extended management system: A method of and system for transforming data representative of an organization into a model that supports the management and optimization of one or more aspects of organization risk and value, the development and optimized delivery of standard and customized risk transfer products for one or more organizations, and the... Agent: Asset Trust, Inc.
20100114792 - Data processing device, computer program, data storage medium: When unit images UP output for display on a screen of a display device 801 are arranged by a layout operation effected through an input device 802, procurement costs for frame units corresponding to the layout are calculated and output for display. Accordingly, for an exemplary case of newly introducing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100114800 - Cartridge battery, management device, battery system, management method, and program: A battery system has: a first device that is operated by electric power, having a first connector arranged at a first location; a second device that is operated by electric power, having a second connector arranged at a second location; a rechargeable battery; and a connection section to be releasably... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100114798 - Managing charging of electric vehicles: Managing electrical charging of vehicles with charging devices related to users demand and available power. One system comprises charging points comprising sockets and a communication module, and a mediator server comprising a database, an application and a graphical user interface. The mediator server is connected to the charging points, to... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100114799 - Optimal dispatch of demand side electricity resources: A load dispatch system operates in response to algorithmic software to generate an optimized load dispatch schedule based on data selected from one or both of rebound effect data or optimized load dispatch schedule opportunity cost data corresponding to dispatching of resources with a contractually limited number of dispatches in... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100114801 - Rail vehicle or other path-constrained vehicle equipped for providing solar electric power for off-vehicle use, and systems in support thereof: A method by which a path-constrained vehicle (or series of such vehicles), constrained to travel along a rail or guideway of a magnetic levitation system or to follow a catenary, is equipped to provide electric power derived for off-vehicle use derived from solar collectors formed or provided on the surface... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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