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20100191539 - System and method for effectively utilizing a transport structure in an electronic network: A system and method for effectively utilizing a transport structure in an electronic network includes user devices that device users utilize to communicate with an information service for receiving information distribution services. Transport structures communicate with the user devices through the electronic network to collect various relevant types of metadata... Agent: Gregory J. Koerner Redwood Patent Law
20100191540 - Equitably assigning medical images for examination: Disclosed are various embodiments for equitably assigning medical images for examination. Data describing a medical image study that is pending examination is obtained from a medical data server. The medical image study is assigned for examination by at least one of a plurality of users based on preferences associated with... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100191543 - Healthcare computer system: A hospital bed, patient/nurse call system, and a hospital network are provided. Communication is provided over a packet based communication network.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
20100191542 - System and method for creating a marketing analysis model: A method of producing a marketing report, wherein the marketing report is based on at least one or more patient information data-sets and one or more purchasing information data-sets, can include the steps of receiving a first patient information data-set from a patient, transmitting a patient association request to a... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100191541 - System and method for using three dimensional infrared imaging for libraries of standardized medical imagery: Calibrated infrared and range imaging sensors are used to produce a true-metric three-dimensional (3D) surface model of any body region within the fields of view of both sensors. Curvilinear surface features in both modalities are caused by internal and external anatomical elements. They are extracted to form 3D Feature Maps... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20100191546 - Methods and apparatus to automatically generate subscriptions for healthcare event tracking and alerting systems: Methods and apparatus to automatically generate subscriptions for healthcare event tracking and alerting systems are disclosed herein. An example method of generating a subscription for a healthcare event tracking and alerting system includes automatically analyzing healthcare information of a medical data sharing system to determine an interest of a physician... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100191545 - Methods and processes to transfer preconfigured systems to remote environments: Certain example embodiments provide systems, methods, processes, and/or apparatus to create and deploy preconfigured healthcare information systems to remote locations. A process to deploy a preconfigured system includes configuring a data management system installed within a virtualized environment with settings common to a plurality of network environments. The process also... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100191544 - Protocol authoring for a health coaching service: An author can create a protocol for providing user health coaching. The protocol is based on attributes and configures a health coaching service to be provided for a user. The author can use the attributes to report user health status, set user health goals, and evaluate expressions related to the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100191548 - Computer method and system for administering investment account: A computerized method for administering an investment account having an income or withdrawal guarantee and long term care guarantee includes the steps of establishing an investment account having an account balance, allocating a first portion of the account balance to fund a periodic long term care benefit having a long... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100191547 - System of obtaining and manipulating insurance company identities through physician provided network database: A method and system for enrolling a user in at least one health insurance plan based on at least one doctor selected by the user. The user enters applicable information to search for at least one doctor. A search for the doctor(s) is performed in a doctor database of at... Agent: John Alumit
20100191552 - Apparatus, method and article to facilitate propagation of current appointment availability in a network environment: This disclosure generally relates to networked computing environments, and particularly to propagating current appointment availability of service providers to potential or existing clients of the service providers in a network environment. In some cases, currently available appointment availability of one or more service providers are provided in a manner that... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100191549 - Icafe pre-ordering: Technology for pre-ordering (e.g., pre-fetching content) at a shared computing premise is described. The technology can enable a user to locate and reserve an available seat at a shared computing premise (e.g., an iCafé). A service can transmit to the user a list of nearby iCafés or available seats that... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20100191553 - System and method for gds cryptic code interaction with various travel content sources: Interaction with various travel content sources is supported using any one of various known GDS cryptic code formats. Travel booking requests made in a selected GDS cryptic format are converted for communication with, e.g., a GDS content source, a direct connect content source, and/or a web-based content source and travel... Agent: Gard And Kaslow LLP
20100191551 - Systems and methods for accessing hotel services using a portable electronic device: This is directed to systems and methods for integrating hotel services in a single application available to a portable electronic device. Using the single application, a user can access and control hotel services before arriving at the hotel, upon arriving at the hotel, in the hotel room, in the local... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100191550 - Systems and methods of handling travel products online: Systems and methods for searching and distributing online travel products are disclosed. One such method, performed by a travel distributor, includes receiving a search request from a customer describing a travel product of interest to the customer. The method further includes submitting the search request to each of a plurality... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100191555 - Business service discovery: A business service discovery (BSD) system, implemented as programming on a processor, provides for discovering, formatting, and storing configuration information related to a business service. The BSD system uses a discovery engine to create a search methodology used for discovering the configuration information. The discovery engine controls a number of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100191562 - Internal material acquisition and reporting control system: A supply-chain of an enterprise is monitored and managed using a system that acquires information from a plurality of supply-chain databases and generates reports based on the acquired information. In some examples, a plurality of common data fields for the plurality of databases are determined, data regarding one or more... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services
20100191558 - Linear-program formulation for optimizing inventory allocation: Computer-readable media for determining whether to accept a candidate order from a content provider, or advertiser, to display a particular number of advertisements within a specified time segment are provided. Initially, the content provider may include placement criteria that, among other things, identify a leaf node at which impressions of... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100191554 - Method and apparatus for role-based presentation of information: An approach is provided for utilizing role-based presentation interfaces. A role of a user among a plurality of roles is determined. The user is among a plurality of users that are grouped based on the roles. A presentation interface is populated with sales related information based on the determined role.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100191556 - Multiple employer prospective job announcements posting system with integrated service features: A multiple employer city government jobs posting system includes at least one server connected to a public wide area network that hosts a website accessible over the network. The website includes software that allows multiple city governments to register for use of the website, to post and manage job announcements... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center
20100191560 - Pharmaceutical sample management for a sales call: Systems and methods are provided record details about sample products left with a customer/physician during a sales call presentation. A Pharmaceutical Sample Management (“PSM”) system performs a validation process on call detail data entered by a sales representative. The PSM system performs validation for all applicable rules in one iteration... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100191563 - Physician practice optimization tracking: A computer-implemented method for tracking of clinical, demographic, financial and service metrics within a physician practice and comparing such metrics to other physician practices comprising: running a data collection service in the background on at least two separate physician practice modules wherein the data collection service collects data from the... Agent: Gray Robinson Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.
20100191564 - Presentation and analysis of patent information and other information: Aggregation, analysis, and presentation of financial and IP-related information in a common interface are described.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100191559 - Sample management for a sales call: Systems and methods are provided that record details of product samples given to a customer. A request to add one or more product sample records is received, and in response, user interface showing product sample information for available product samples is presented. The user interface may include a field for... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100191557 - Usage-limited product warranties: The present disclosure is directed to methods for pricing limited use product warranties to increase profit. Such a method can include selecting a plurality of potential warranty options, where each warranty option has an associated product usage limit and an associated warranty purchase cost; calculating a customer's expected support cost;... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100191561 - Working environment positioning system, method and computer program product thereof: In a working environment positioning system, there is comprised an interface unit for receiving information input by users; a characteristic analysis unit coupled to the interface unit for analyzing characteristic indices of each of the users based on the input information; a compatible-degree analysis unit coupled to the characteristic analysis... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100191568 - Apparatus and method for managing task information of a plant: An apparatus for managing task information of a plant, the plant being controlled by a control system and configured to be operated in shifts. The apparatus comprises a server for automatically obtaining and storing information from a current work shift of the plant from the control system; and at least... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100191566 - Appointment scheduling system: The instant invention relates to an appointment scheduling system that allows inviters to define various activities for appointments and to invite invitees to select said appointments. The system utilizes multiple visual user interfaces to allow inviters, invitees and other users to interact with the appointment scheduling system. The system allows... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20100191567 - Method and apparatus for analyzing rhetorical content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server, having a controller to deconstruct a document into a plurality of combinations of rhetorical and structural elements associated with at least one rhetorical topic library, and apply a project management procedure to the plurality of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gmg Attn: Patent Docketing
20100191565 - System and method for complying with tmsa guidelines: A system and method for complying with business procedures and tracking, for auditing purposes that the procedures are completed is disclosed. Specifically, the system is useful for tracking compliance with the Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) guidelines of the OCIMF, which deals with assessment of management and safety procedures... Agent: Fox Rothschild, LLP Pittsburgh
20100191569 - System and method for providing web-based management solutions: A centralized web-based system and method for managing appointments having a user interface that interacts with one or more users to display one or more items based on user input, a management module connected to the user interface and configured to receive data related to scheduling an appointment, determine one... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100191573 - Computer system and method of determining target subset of data based on measured parameter: The invention provides a computer-based method of determining target subset of data based on measured parameter comprising (i) storing a set of keyword phrases in at least one computer-readable storage medium, (ii) storing a set of measured parameters in said at least one computer-readable storage medium, each measured para meter... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100191571 - Dynamic advertisement: Provided are mobile communications devices comprising a user interface portion configured to provide an advertisement via the device, wherein provision of the advertisement is correlated to an occurrence of an event associated with a use of the device. Also provided are methods for providing an advertisement through a user interface... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww
20100191570 - Loyalty reward program simulators: A method of defining an earnings profile and a reward profile for loyalty reward program for a credit card issuer for a plurality of participants. A survey to gather data related to the loyalty reward program earning types and the loyalty reward types is defined and response data related to... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100191574 - Maximizing content and advertiser impressions using a single common identifier: System and method for displaying a content piece together with its sponsor's advertisement in a web page is provided. For each of a plurality of content pieces, assign a unique content identifier and associate a category identifier that indicates to which one of the plurality of categories the content piece... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100191580 - Method, system and apparatus for automatic real-time iterative commercial transactions over the internet in a multiple-buyer, multiple-seller marketplace optimizing both buyer and seller needs based upon the dynamics of market conditions: A method of communications network shopping by buyers of products and services for purchasing such from sellers in which buyers request an automatic reverse auctioneer or auction controller to initiate a reverse auction in real time amongst willing sellers and to solicit their automatic real-time iterative bidding price quotations for... Agent: Clock Tower Law Group
20100191577 - Methods and apparatus to collect broadband market data: Example methods and apparatus to collect broadband market data are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes selecting a panelist household, the panelist household subscribing to at least one broadband service delivered via a modem, and identifying an Internet protocol (IP) address assigned to the modem by an Internet service provider... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100191575 - Network based ambient services: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a network device implements a service profile for assisting control of a communications device use of a service on a network, in which the service profile includes service policy settings, and the service profile is... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100191581 - Objective achievement management: A method to manage achieving an objective may include collecting data related to the objective and determining a set of drivers related to the objective. The method may also include calculating a gap for each driver between a baseline and a goal for the objective. The method may further include... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100191579 - System and method for customizing product lifecycle management process to improve product effectiveness: A method for improving product effectiveness of a New Product Development (NPD) process by customizing a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) of an organization is provided. The method comprises diagnosing current status of the organization with respect to one or more product effectiveness parameters. The method further comprises generating a set... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100191578 - Systems and methods for providing enhanced access to high fashion using a portable electronic device: This is directed to systems and methods for enhancing a user's experience when shopping for high fashion items. In some embodiments, an integrated application available on an electronic device can provide information for promotional and invitation-only events, allow a user to browse and search through fashion items, recommend fashion items... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100191572 - Systems and methods to use rules and constraints for service consolidation: Systems and methods to consolidate user preferences for a service and make suggestions for options related to the service. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes: storing preferences of a plurality of users for a service; storing past options that have been previously selected for the service; in response to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100191582 - User interface and methods for recommending items to users: An improved user interfaces and methods are provided for presenting item recommendations to a user when the user selects an item to add to a shopping cart. In response to the user's selection, a page generation process generates and returns a page that includes a plurality of recommendations sections, each... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100191576 - Verifiable device assisted service usage billing with integrated accounting, mediation accounting, and multi-account: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a communications device implements a service policy for assisting billing for the communications device use of a service on a network; and monitors use of the service based on the service policy, in which a... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100191583 - Accreditation tracker: Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses support the accreditation of an employee based on training provided to the employee. Different employment areas are supported, including services and manufacturing. The employee's experience level and performance rating are compared with a predetermined experience duration and an acceptable performance rating, respectively, in order to... Agent: Accenture C/o Murabito, Hao & Barned LLP
20100191585 - Metered recharging system: A parking management system generates a first record reflecting the time a parking interval begins. A persistent memory 12, 14 stores the first record. A recharging station 30 connects to a vehicle 40 having rechargeable batteries to supply electricity from a power source 60. A communications link 42 is connected... Agent: Gordon D. Kinder
20100191584 - System and method for managing parking rights: The invention relates to a method for managing parking rights. It comprises receiving, from each of a plurality of users, a request for issuing a parking right, each containing a unique identifier associated with a parking area and a license plate number identifying a unique vehicle; storing, in a centralised... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100191586 - Providing cashback offers: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing one or more cashback offers are disclosed. A search query entered by a user into a search engine is obtained. The search query is utilized to determine that cashback offers in association with the search query exist. Upon a determination that cashback offers... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100191588 - Method and system for enhancing customer loyalty: A method of and system for providing customer-specific information involving a) obtaining customer identification information for identifying a customer to be served at the weigh station; b) storing a plurality of customer profiles for a plurality of customers wherein each customer in the plurality of customers has an associated customer... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100191589 - System and method for providing job and business growth incentive programs for an area: An exemplary system and method are disclosed for providing a business growth incentive program. Embodiments include systems and methods for government(s) or other entities to market and promote their area, region, district, town, city, county, state, province, country, etc. (all herein referred to as “area”) to the world by using... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP
20100191592 - Method and apparatus for data recipient storage and retrieval of data using a network communication device: A system and method for data recipient invoked electronic commerce allowing data subjects to provide information over a network and data recipients to receive such information relating to the needs of s data subject such as purchases, distribution of application information and the like. The system includes a server having... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100191591 - Method and system for conducting a participation award based auction: A method and system of conducting a participation award auction is provided. In a participation award based auction, a portion of a winning bid is distributed among one or more of the bidders engaged in the auction. A seller utilizing a participation award based auction may define the portion of... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100191590 - Method for establishing a controlled data transfer connection between two systems: Method for creating a controlled data transfer connection between a remote device and a subscriber terminal by a transmission system. The first party of the interconnection, (remote device), creates a connection to the transmission system, which verifies information used for the authentication informed by the remote device and allocates an... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100191593 - Method and system for improving client server transmission over fading channel with wireless location and authentication technology via electromagnetic radiation: Wireless personal area network (Zigbee, Bluetooth, UWB) and wireless identification technologies (Near Field Communication (NFC), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)) are implemented in particular client server functions and communications. Connected with an Authentication Server, a wireless HUB authenticates user identification and provides the user with access to secure data communication with... Agent: Tiehong (ann) Wang Sellerbid
20100191594 - Systems and methods for reward transaction matching and settlement: A reward processing method, system, apparatus, and computer program code is provided. Pursuant to some embodiments, the method includes analyzing transaction data associated with a plurality of payment transactions, each payment transaction including data identifying a payment account identifier, a transaction date, a transaction amount, and a merchant identifier, and... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100191598 - Automated multimedia gateway for consumer-controlled specification, filtering and delivery of personalized product/service offers: The present invention relates to systems and methods for consumer-controlled specification, filtering and delivery of multimedia product/service offerings to “opted-in” consumers. A plurality of business subscribers is associated with a plurality of offers, wherein each offer is associated with an offer category. Through a consumer gateway, a consumer member defines... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
20100191596 - Method and system of offering an environmentally sensitive bank account: A method and system is provided whereby a customer either establishes a new account or converts their existing account into a program that maximizes the use of online bill payment, electronic statements and paperless charge transactions in exchange for reward payments. In accordance with the method and system, customers establishing... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20100191595 - Method, apparatus, and system for exchanging services in a distributed system: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for exchanging services in a distributed system. A communication module receives an advertisement of service capabilities for a service provider. The communication module further receives a registration of service requirements for a service consumer. A match module determines if the advertisement service capabilities... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe
20100191597 - Spatial marketplace system: A method of managing the delivery of offers from suppliers to members via a spatial marketplace system involves registering potential customers as members of the spatial marketplace system by recording their names and contact details in a database. A spatial identifier is assigned to each database record, the spatial identifier... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100191599 - Local targeting engine: Technology is described for local ad targeting. An engine executing on a client computing device may select ads based on rules that can be modified without modifying the engine. The engine can select from advertisements stored locally based on data discovered at the client computing device, such as by observing... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20100191601 - Methods, systems, and products for targeting advertisements: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for targeting advertisements. Clickstream data is received that describes at least subscriber actions. Content information is received that describes what content is available. A criterion is also received for determining which subscribers should receive a targeted advertisement. The clickstream data is merged with the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20100191600 - System and method for targeted auctioning of available slots in a delivery network: A system and method is provided for conducting online auctions where customers may use an online interface to compete for available slots in a delivery network that may be used to deliver, customer goods to target users. A system and method is provided for generating and providing customers with predicted... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100191602 - Mobile banking and payment platform: To eliminate, or at least substantially eliminate, the security concerns of conventional Internet-enabled mobile banking operations, and mobile banking operations in general, the present invention provides perhaps the most secure mobile banking and payment or product/service purchase method extent which avoids security problems of the Internet and provides a rapid... Agent: John P. Luther Ladas & Parry LLP
20100191603 - Transaction station with enhanced user interface: A transaction station with an enhanced user interface. The transaction station includes a housing, a plurality of peripherals in the housing, a touch screen extending substantially across the housing including a display for displaying information and a touch overlay for recording operator selections, and a processor for executing transaction software,... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100191587 - Transaction system for charitable fund raising, with tax benefit: A system for using financial transactions to raise funds for charitable purposes. A party who uses the system for carrying out financial transactions agrees to pay fee-like contributions for use of the system, such that a portion (up to 100%) of a contribution will be allocated to a charitable entity... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC
20100191604 - Device assisted ambient services: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a communications device implements a service profile for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on a network, in which the service profile includes service policy settings, and the service profile is... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100191605 - System and method for managing account linkages: An account management system allows a prepaid account provider to link a prepaid account to a purchaser of the prepaid instrument used to access the prepaid account. The system uses a prepaid instrument identifier and purchase data collected during the purchase of the prepaid instrument to create the linkage. The... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC
20100191606 - Tax calculation extensibility techniques: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for performing tax calculations. An add-in model is described for developing add-in(s) for performing tax calculations. The add-in(s) calculate taxes for one or more tax authorities for items contained in a transaction being processed by a point of sale application. The add-in model specifies... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100191607 - Order accepting device and method of displaying number of orders: An order accepting device includes: an addition unit which, every time a menu button having an article name attached thereto and accepting an operation by an operator is operated, adds a count value indicating the number of orders of an article corresponding to the operated menu button; and a first... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100191610 - Method for automating a fundraiser to effect a purchase: The invention is directed to a method for completing an online purchase via a fundraiser implemented online. This allows for an efficient manner of receiving donations to provide funds for a desired purchase, where each donation may be directly channeled to the purchase balance. Once the balance is met, the... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20100191614 - Method, user interface, apparatus, server, system, and computer program for providing a map view: A method for providing a map view is disclosed. The method comprises enabling selection of a departure and a destination among a plurality of location items; determining a route between the selected departure and the selected destination; determining necessary maps for covering said route; determining locally unavailable maps among said... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100191613 - Open transaction central billing system: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, an open transaction central billing system includes a communications device, in which the communications device is configured to execute a payment component to accept a billing request from a transaction server; and a transaction server,... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100191611 - Portable electronic construction estimator: An electronic estimator has a clipboard size electronic touch screen. The contractor can draw on it, use it as a touch screen to select materials for a job, estimate costs including a running total of costs for a job, and input all client info. After initial contact by a potential... Agent: Donald W. Meeker
20100191615 - Shipping and storage containers, frames, and carriages, for franchise systems for rental, lease, sale, or licensing, of businesses and components including standardized lengths, heights, widths, and sizes, of containers with or without interchangeable car: The new system of components involves improved efficiency of business operations for railroad, semi-tractor trailer, and shipping and storage containers. The new divided compartment multiple subunit rolling or knob door climate controlled shipping and storage cars, break down containers, and light weight aluminum containers and cars interconnect manufacturer's facilities with... Agent: Michael R. Thomas Inventing Consulant
20100191609 - System and method for providing access to remotely stored digital media using an rss feed: A system and method for providing digital media content involves use of custom URIs, disguised as URLs, provided as media enclosures in an RSS feed, for the purpose of redirecting requests for digital media content from a customer computer to an intermediate transaction server. The transaction server intercepts the custom... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100191608 - Telephone initiated protocol-improved media delivery platform: The present invention relates to a method of delivering an audio and/or visual file over the air (wireless) from one or more servers to an electronic device, dependent or independent on an Internet connection, after inquiry and/or ordering said delivery from one or more of a dialed telephone number, dialing... Agent: John P. Luther Ladas & Parry LLP
20100191612 - Verifiable device assisted service usage monitoring with reporting, synchronization, and notification: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a communications device implements a service policy for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on a network; and monitors use of the service based on the service policy, in which a... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100191617 - Apparatus and method for ordering supplies for a multifunction device: What is disclosed is a novel apparatus and method for effectuating the ordering of supplies via a wireless handset device. In one embodiment, the handset is pre-loaded with a plurality of folders each representing a multifunction device. A user navigates the hierarchy of folders and selects a folder. The user... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100191618 - Centralized database supported electronic catalog and order system for merchandise distribution: A system that permits a retailer to have an in-store computer terminal that is connected to the Internet and configured to access a set of pages on a supplier's server. The accessible pages show a set of merchandise items selected by the retailer and tagged with prices set by the... Agent: Timothy E Siegel Patent Law, PLLC
20100191616 - Software method and system to enable automatic, real-time extraction of item price and availability from a supplier catalog during a buyer's electronic procurement shopping process: The present invention, termed the Interactive Organic Agent (IOA), augments electronic procurement shopping software with functionality that enables the purchasing organization to capture, in real-time, any changes in supplier item price and availability, as the buyer (user) is shopping or browsing the buyer-side remote catalog index. In particular, as the... Agent: Gary C Berkowitz
20100191619 - User interface and methods for recommending items to users: Improved user interfaces and methods are provided for presenting item recommendations to a user when the user selects an item to add to an electronic shopping cart. In response to the user's selection, a page generation process generates and returns a page that includes a condensed shopping cart portion and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100191621 - Historical vehicle parts database system: A historical vehicle replacement part database system is disclosed.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100191620 - Management system, management apparatus and method for the same: A consumables stock subtraction processing unit in a management apparatus calculates a counter value used in the determination of stock subtraction for a consumable product by using the value of a counter included in a residual amount notification acquired from an image formation apparatus. When the difference of the determination... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100191627 - Accounting device and accounting method: An accounting device includes: a first calculation unit which calculates a total amount for ordered menu items; a second calculation unit which calculates an estimate deposit amount as a result of adding, to the total amount calculated by the first calculation unit, a difference between an amount in a processing... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100191622 - Distributed transaction layer: The disclosed technology is of a transaction layer allowing for security and trust between parties sending and receiving funds. The technology allows any company or entity to become a host server to host user accounts for sending and receiving money and is backup up by one or a plurality of... Agent: Law Office Of Michael J. Feigin
20100191626 - Financial transaction system: A financial transaction system includes: an ATM process substituting server connected to a backbone server that executes a user accounting process through a communication mechanism capable of concealing content of communication; and a transaction screen WEB server connected to the ATM process substituting server and capable of connecting to a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100191625 - Money processor, money processor system, and control method: A money handling machine of the present invention is provided with: a communication interface that can be connected to a communication network; and a web server portion that generates instruction data for providing an instruction to control the money handling machine, through a terminal device connected to the communication network,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100191630 - Reuse of an ebp account through alternate authentication: A technique for accessing an electronic commerce service is provided in which information associated with a subscriber's account with an electronic commerce service is stored along with first subscriber credentials for that subscriber to access the services. An account is created during enrollment. The enrollment is associated with a first... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100191624 - System and method for classifying requests: Embodiments of the present invention generate identification rules to classify requests as corresponding to particular transactions. Embodiments of the present invention examine a set of sample requests, determine patterns in the sample requests and generate identification rules based on the request patterns to classify subsequent requests as corresponding to particular... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100191629 - System and method for managing allocation of funds between a plurality of entities: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for managing allocation of funds between a plurality of entities. In example embodiments, details of a remuneration to the plurality of entities are received. The remuneration relates to at least one transaction and the received details identify a list of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100191623 - System update management: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for managing updates to a financial transaction monitoring system, wherein the financial transaction monitoring system is configured to specially handle any financial transactions involving an entity identified in a list of entities. In one embodiment, the system includes a communication interface configured... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100191628 - System, method and computer program product for selecting and weighting a subset of a universe to create an accounting data based index and portfolio of financial objects, as amended: A system, method and computer program product creates an index based on accounting based data, as well as a portfolio of financial objects based on the index where the portfolio is weighted according to accounting based data. A passive investment system may be based on indices created from various metrics.... Agent: Albrecht Tousi & Farnum PLLC
20100191631 - Quantitative media valuation method, system and computer program: A method and system are disclosed for transforming accessing of a displayed content by at least one person into an overall billed value. An exemplary embodiment comprises providing a display device that displays content, tracking the respective gazes of people near and in front of the displayed content, determining if,... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20100191635 - Constant growth mortgages and methods of their calculation: Systems, apparatuses and methods are described for Constant Growth Mortgages. Such Constant Growth Mortgages can be used for new purchases, refinances, or loan workouts. If desired, the system can be used to calculated Constant Growth Mortgages which avoid negative amortization throughout the payment stream. Other constraints such as maximum or... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20100191634 - Financial transaction monitoring: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for monitoring financial transactions. For example, in one embodiment a system includes a communication interface configured to receive information about each transaction of a plurality of transactions. The system includes a memory device having a plurality of keywords and an artificial... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100191636 - System and method for continuously offered guaranteed fund with full and permanent allocation to risky market investments: Software implemented system has a guarantee valuation engine and methodology that configures a processor with code which enables a fund that is continuously offered and always fully invested in traditional assets that correlate to a benchmark and which is subject to a guarantee with respect to net asset value on... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20100191633 - Systems and methods for financial account access for a mobile device via a gateway: Systems and methods for providing secure access of at least one of multiple financial account processors to a mobile device and/or facilitating secure financial transactions initiated from a mobile device via a gateway. One method can include receiving a mobile personal identification number (M-PIN) number and Customer Unique Identifier (CUID)... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100191667 - Legacy risk: Data corresponding to a set of securities is identified. For each security in the set, data corresponding to a legacy risk contribution from a corresponding security in the set is identified. Data corresponding to a legacy risk of the entire set is identified based on the legacy risk contributions. The... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100191669 - Method and system for creating and trading derivative investment instruments based on an index of investment management companies: A method and system for creating a stock index for a group of investment management companies is disclosed. The method may include obtaining first trade information for each security representative of the group of investment management companies during a first time period, aggregating the first trade information for a predetermined... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100191666 - Personal point of sale commission rate benchmarking tool: The invention provides a method of displaying an evaluation tool for evaluating a proposed commission on behalf of a professional at the time of carrying out a transaction. Using a principal and share/unit price for the proposed transaction, the method identifies nearest neighbour historical transactions. A graph is displayed showing... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20100191670 - Quantifying the output of credit research systems: A method of quantifying the value added by an internal company credit rating system is described. The method includes determining an internal company credit rating for a plurality of securities. The internal company credit rating for the plurality of securities and an external credit research agency original credit rating for... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100191668 - System and method for administering invested funds: A computer system for administering investment funds holding shares of funds includes a processor and a memory storage device in communication with the processor. The processor is adapted to access from the memory storage device data indicative of allocation targets for allocating invested funds among two or more funds in... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100191671 - Methods and systems for providing a municipal index swap: In at least one aspect the invention comprises a computer-implemented method comprising: (a) electronically receiving data regarding characteristics of a plurality of tax exempt municipal bonds; (b) electronically receiving data describing a plurality of rules for inclusion of the tax exempt municipal bonds in a municipal bond index; (c) constructing... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100191672 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for adjusting the assets of an investment account: Methods of the present invention identify an asset allocation model and at least one security associated there with. An investment account portfolio is stored that includes at least one substitute security associated with the identified at least one security. A virtual portfolio is then generated that includes the identified at... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20100191640 - Automated trading system for routing and matching orders: An automated system for matching orders from a virtual trading crowd in an exchange configured for trading securities or derivatives is disclosed including an electronic trade engine operative to receive an order or a quote for a security or derivative at the exchange, the trade engine further operative to disseminate... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100191639 - Exchanges for creating and trading derivative securities: A computer system (1) constitutes a primary exchange for creating and trading derivative securities that secure a claim of a nominal derivative security value e.g. $1 or £1 that is contingent on movement of a numerical variable such as a stock price. The system comprises: (a) a database (4-14) for... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC
20100191637 - Interprogram communication using messages related to groups of orders: A trading platform and trading method that allows access to additional pools of liquidity is described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100191638 - Multicomputer distributed processing of data related to automation of trading: A trading platform and trading method that allows access to additional pools of liquidity is described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100191643 - Network and method for trading derivatives: A computer network and method for electronically trading derivatives. The system includes networks and methods where a control or network managing station in the network acts as a facilitator for the market makers and subscribers to make a trade at an Exchange. In another embodiment the network managing station consummates... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20100191642 - System and method for dynamic quantity orders in an electronic trading environment: A system and method for dynamic quantity orders in an electronic trading environment are described. According to one method, a dynamic quantity order includes a price, a desired order quantity and a percentage associated with an estimated order quantity that will be filled in an order queue. When the order... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100191641 - Systems and methods for use of fractional pay-up ticks in relation to trading strategies in an electronic trading environment: A system and associated methods are provided for use of fractional pay-up ticks in relation to offset orders being sent for a trading strategy that involves trading a first tradeable object and at least a second tradeable object. According to one example method, when an indication is received that a... Agent: Devere D. Hillard
20100191644 - Community covenant rules and guidelines enforcement system and method: A method of enforcing community covenant rules and guidelines by managing events within a community using a computer system, the method comprising providing a plurality of potential violation events; selecting at least one potential violation event from the plurality of violation events; associating a violation event remedy to the selected... Agent: Francois Perreault
20100191645 - Payment application framework: Embodiments of the present invention provide a payment application framework. In an example embodiment, a request at a payment facilitator is received. The request may comprise a list of receiving parties and an indication of an amount to transfer to each of the receiving parties. A transfer of a single... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100191646 - Systems and methods to facilitate electronic payments: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility to store an account identifier of a user and a phone number of the user and an interchange coupled with the data storage facility. The interchange includes a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100191647 - Value transfer systems and methods: One method involves the use of stored value account that may be used, for example, to make internet payments, and that can be credited using a variety of payment techniques. Such a method involves receiving money at a money transfer location from a potential purchaser. The money is then stored... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100191648 - Systems and methods to facilitate online transactions: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility to store an account and a phone number associated with the account and an interchange coupled with the data storage facility. The interchange includes a common format processor... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100191649 - System and method for performing electronic transactions: In an embodiment, an arrangement for executing electronic card payment transactions includes first card reading means (10) for reading data from a payment card (12) and a first process machine addressing the first card reading means, which process machine is set up, in response to the reading of card data... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100191650 - Cash withdrawal from atm via videophone: Apparatus and method for purchasing cash from an ATM. The ATM has a unique identifier visibly located thereon. A customer phone includes a camera and a programmable memory. The camera can be used to capture an image of the ATM's identifier. The memory includes customer account data. A customer uses... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke
20100191651 - System and method for securing and displaying items for merchandising: A system and method for automatically advertising items put on display, as well as protecting those items against theft. The system and method include an event sensor associated with the item and connected to a monitoring and alarm transmitter for initiating an advertising experience on an associated and local graphic... Agent: Sand & Sebolt
20100191652 - Systems and methods for adding functionality to a uis for use at a point of interaction: Systems and methods for the addition of functionality to a user identification string (UIS) at a point of interaction (POI) are provided. A UIS is first requested from the user at a POI. According to some embodiments, the user enters a modified UIS (MUIS) at the POI. The MUIS can... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100191653 - Portable handheld device for wireless order entry and real time payment authorization and related methods: A portable handheld device for wireless order entry and real time payment authorization may include a portable housing, a display carried by the housing, an order entry input device carried by the housing, a transaction card input device carried by the housing for reading user sensitive information from a transaction... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100191654 - Multi-functional control unit for an ionic foot bath system: One particular implementation of the present invention may involve a control unit of an ionic foot bath or other health product. The control unit may be connected to a network or the Internet such that the control unit may be monitored or controlled by a third party, such that the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100191655 - Reality game show: A program is provided in which individuals submit business proposals in efforts to receive funding or other support to be used to implement the proposals. The program may be provided distributed for television, internet, cellular telephones or other media.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100191657 - Reverse billing in online search: There is disclosed reverse billing in online search. A telephony server may receive a request from a user to cause a telephone call to be established between the user and a merchant. A notice to the merchant may be generated. The notice may include an offer to establish a telephone... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100191656 - Systems and methods for interconnecting media services to an interface for transport of media assets: Systems and methods are provided to integrate disparate media services and applications across an organization. The media services are connected to an interoperable media services bus by creating a connector API for each service, thereby enabling the media services to exchange messages in a standardized format related to transactions to... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100191658 - Predictive engine for interactive voice response system: A customer service issue prediction engine uses one or more models of issue probability. A method of multi-phase customer issue prediction includes a modeling phase, an application phase, and a learning phase. A telephonic interactive voice response (IVR) system predicts customer issues.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100191659 - System, method and computer program product for calculating an appraisal price for a heavy truck: A system, method and computer program product for calculating an appraisal price for a heavy truck using a hand-held scanner for scanning a barcode containing data representative of a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or other unique alphanumerical identifier for a heavy truck. The scanning of the barcode allows data input... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100191660 - Systems and methods for bankruptcy case management: Systems and methods for managing bankruptcy cases may comprise a computer system comprising a medium storing instructions for managing a bankruptcy case. The computer system may include an interface for a user to access at least one computer program for managing the bankruptcy case and a database to electronically store... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC
20100191661 - Methods and systems to detect and report fraud in real time: Methods and Systems of detecting and reporting fraud in real-time are described. The system receives an event, over a network, from a first on-line transaction processing platform. The event includes a first identity identifier that identifies a first identity and information that identifies a first activity performed by the first... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100191662 - Security mailing system: A mailing system providing enhanced security for mailings processed and accepted by the mailing system. The mailing system uses sensed biometric data from the customer and/or sensed mailing type data from a secured mailing for creation of a database correlating trackable mailings to biometric data of the customer posting the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100191663 - Method of testing item availability and delivery performance of an e-commerce site: An inventory management, and a shipping/returns management system can be analyzed to determine various performance characteristics of an e-commerce operator, such as whether the latter maintains sufficient items to meet demand, whether distribution is occurring in a timely fashion, etc. The systems are analyzed using one or more anonymous proxy... Agent: Law Office Of J. Nicholas Gross, Prof. Corp.
20100191664 - System and method for facilitating bilateral and multilateral decision-making: Techniques for facilitating evaluation, in connection with the procurement or delivery of products or services, in a context of at least one of (i) a financial transaction and (ii) operation of an enterprise, are disclosed. The techniques involve retrieving party and counterparty preference data from digital storage media; performing multilateral... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100191665 - Service value calculation method, system, and program: A service value calculation system includes: crisis problem inspection means which detects a crisis or a problem of a service object; and virtual damage amount calculation means which calculates a virtual damage amount generated if a detected crisis or problem is not solved when a service is not applied and... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100191673 - Method, device and system for configuration and quotation processing: A configuration and quotation processing method and system, a configuration and quotation device, and a configuration conversion device are provided. The method includes: acquiring a sales bill of material (SBOM) configuration rule of a product; calculating a configuration bill of material (BOM) of the product according to the SBOM configuration... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20100191674 - Method and system for assessment, collection, and disbursement of funds related to motor vehicles: The assessment of funds related to motor vehicles includes: receiving a vehicle identification for a motor vehicle from an identification system at a fuel station as part of a fueling transaction; obtaining vehicle information and a funds calculation method from a vehicle assessment database using the vehicle identification, where the... Agent: North Shore Patents, P.C. Michele Baillie
20100191675 - Wireless positional based route tolling: A system for determining a distance a vehicle transits within a road system has a mobile device and a main processing unit. The mobile device has a device identification signature and a processing unit to process wireless communication signals received from a network of base stations having positional coordinates, each... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100191676 - Advertising apparatus using a screen: Disclosed is an advertising apparatus using a screen, comprising at least one product expressing unit connected to a frame of the screen so as to exhibit the screen as an ad product; and a light emitting unit that makes the product expressing unit recognizable. According to the present invention, although... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100191677 - Egg transport container and multi-use insert for an egg transport container: An egg transport container for transporting and storing a number of eggs has an outer container encompassing the eggs and at least one insert, disposed in the container and removable from the container, for securing at least one egg within the container. As a result of the removability of the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100185451 - Business-responsibility-centric identity management: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for managing business responsibilities. During operation, the system receives a user request for a business responsibility and forwards the request to a managing entity, thereby allowing the managing entity to approve or deny the request. If the managing entity approves the... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100185452 - Decision engine for applying a model to a normalized alternative service offering dataset: In embodiments of the invention, a system for estimating the cost of a service plan includes a decision engine that applies a normalized alternative service offering model to a normalized service usage dataset to produce a plurality of alternative service offering normalized datasets and a ranking facility that compares the... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185455 - Dynamic web hosting and content delivery environment: A computer system implements a method to establish a computer environment with a plurality of computer systems. Each of the plurality of computer systems can be dynamically added to the computer environment. Web contents can be distributed in real-time among the plurality of computer systems. Upon receiving a Uniform Resource... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100185453 - System and method for comparing alternative service offerings: In embodiments of the invention, a system for comparing service offerings includes a business rules server for storing definitions of a plurality of service usage-related data types, a data engine for collecting service parameters related to a service usage using a computer implemented facility, a data normalization engine for normalizing... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185454 - System and method for normalizing alternative service plans: In embodiments of the invention, a method for generating a normalized service usage model includes defining a plurality of service usage-related data types, collecting service parameters related to a service usage using a computer implemented facility, and normalizing the service parameters according to the defined service usage-related data types to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185456 - Medication management system: A system that monitors and tracks compliance to a medication regimen or schedule is provided. The system can measure and track dosage amounts together with the time in which tablets, pills or liquid are removed from a container. The information can be stored for compliance analysis. Additionally, the system can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100185458 - Method for retrieving prescriptions with rfid detection: A method of tracking the exit of a filled prescription from a storage area configured to house multiple filled prescriptions includes the steps of: providing a pharmaceutical vial filled with a prescription of a pharmaceutical for a particular patient, wherein the vial includes an RFID tag that is specific for... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100185457 - Nerve-specific electrode (nse) study pricing model, and method and apparatus for implementing the same: A method for computing the amount of a payment which is to be made by a customer and communicating the same, the method comprising establishing a list price for each of a plurality of nerve-specific electrodes (NSEs); establishing a study pricing structure for the NSEs which are to be used... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20100185464 - Automated identification of task items that must be completed before a clinical trial database can be locked: An automated method is provided for generating summary data regarding task items that must occur to achieve a database lock for a clinical trial study that is performed based on a previously defined clinical trial protocol. The clinical trial study is managed using a processor and a database in communication... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100185465 - Electronic appointment scheduling for medical resources: A computer-implemented system for scheduling patient appointments including a patient interface terminal configured to receive a patient identifier and to display a patient-specific listing of reasons for a medical appointment. The system further includes a computer system adapted for receiving the patient identifier, generating the patient-specific listing of reasons for... Agent: Epic C/o Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100185460 - Filtering medical information: A method and system for filtering medical information in emergency situations are provided. The method includes receiving information relating to an emergency in which a person needs medical help, the information including: details of the type of emergency; and details of a care providing person aiding the person needing help.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100185461 - Method for controlling the purchase of health care products and services: A method comprising the steps of: receiving at a host computer a request from a provider for a payment for a charge incurred by a purchaser and withdrawing from a designated account, all or a portion of the cost of the item based on the payment authorization.... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20100185462 - System and method for screening potential test subjects for participating in recent trials: A system and method provide dosage information from past trials of potential subjects to clinics performing drug research so the clinics can determine if the potential subjects qualify (i.e. have waited sufficient time) to qualify for second trial. The system provides a clearinghouse that does not divulge the prior trials... Agent: Assouline & Berlowe
20100185463 - System of providing an internet web site that assists medical professionals draft a letter of medical necessity or other documentation for transmission to a third party payer on behalf of a patient and method of use: The systems disclosed is an internet based application that allows clinical professionals to write letters of medical necessity to justify therapeutic services and devices recommended by physicians and/or clinicians. The letters of medical necessity are intended to be read by reviewers who determine whether or not a service or deice... Agent: Joseph F. Gula, Iii
20100185459 - Systems and methods for x-ray image identification: Systems and methods for x-ray image identification are provided. The systems and methods associate patient information with image information. The method includes acquiring patient information from an identification member external to the digital x-ray detector and storing the patient information within the x-ray detector or on an image. The method... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100185467 - Computer implemented method and apparatus for establishing and executing a dynamic equity instrument: Equity returns, expenses, and risk in a real estate asset are shared dynamically between an investor and an owner of rights. In one of several computing system based embodiments, holding the real estate asset is considered to be a joint venture, contributions by the owner and the investor to the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100185469 - Insurance policy renewal chain: A system and method for the automatic linking of expired, current, and future insurance policies is provided. Within each insurance policy is a plurality of conditions frequently used in the determination of an insurance policy premium or rate quote. Such terms are calculated based upon information either associated with or... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20100185468 - System and method for providing guaranteed income: The present invention is directed towards a computerized method comprising receiving one or more contributions for an annuity from a qualified plan. At a first time, the method computes a first benefit base of the annuity based at least in part on the one or more contributions and determines a... Agent: Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP Susan Formicola
20100185466 - Systems and methods for tracking health-related spending for validation of disability benefits claims: A method for tracking health-related spending for validation of disability benefits claims includes receiving, by a Medicare Secondary Payer statute-compliance company, from an authorization server, an identification of an approved transaction initiated by a recipient of insurance settlement funds to acquire at least one of a healthcare-related service and a... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100185470 - Automated resersvation system with transfer of user-preferences from home to guest accomodations: When a user reserves guest accommodations the user programmable settings of the appliances of the user's home network are transferred to the appliances of the guest accommodations. The settings can be stored in a file on the user's computer system or on an accessible external system such as the internet.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100185471 - Analyzing voyage efficiencies: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are present for analyzing voyage efficiency. Historical data for a completed voyage of a ship is obtained. A baseline voyage solution for a completed voyage is generated with a software application executing on a processor unit using a model of the ship and... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100185478 - Collaborative working of business process management methods: The collaborative working of process-oriented and event-based business process management (BPM) methods in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is supported. The execution models of the business process include process-oriented execution models and event-based execution models. The process-oriented execution models and the event-based execution models are executed at runtime. A bridge implements... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100185473 - Document vault and application platform: Online document storage and/or retrieval techniques are described. In an implementation, one or more computer-readable media comprising instructions that are executable to provide a web service application programming interface (API). The web service API is configured to accept a document and information specified by the document's provider. The information specifying... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100185472 - Locomotive assistant: There is provided a system for managing information comprising a network, a hand-held mobile device, and a central server computer. The network is established between the central server computer and the hand-held mobile device to communicate computer readable information between the central server computer and the hand-held mobile device. In... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20100185479 - Method and apparatus to analyze gps data to determine if a vehicle has adhered to a predetermined route: System and method for analyzing position data from a vehicle equipped with a geographical position system to determine if the vehicle has adhered to a predetermined schedule, where the vehicle is scheduled to arrive at each one of a plurality of predetermined locations during a corresponding predetermined time window, the... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100185474 - Milestone generation techniques: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for generating project milestones. A method for programmatically determining a status of a particular task is described. Project management data for a particular task is retrieved from a data store. Milestone indicators are retrieved from a key word data store. An analysis is performed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100185476 - Shipment option selection method: A computer-implemented method of offering shipment options for selection is disclosed. The method includes receiving shipment-related criteria from a user and defining at one or more one shipment options that meet the shipment-related criteria. Environmental data corresponding to the shipment options are received and an corresponding environmental impacts, based on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100185475 - Three dimensional virtual planning: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating maintenance plans. An embodiment of the invention includes obtaining information from a number of databases in response to receiving a request to generate a maintenance plan for a structure. A maintenance need for the structure is determined using the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100185477 - Workflow management apparatus, method, and storage medium storing a program thereof: A workflow management apparatus including a workflow table in which tasks are associated with respective users and a task list that is a list of tasks corresponding to a user. The apparatus identifies the user in charge of a target task that is the target of processing in the workflow... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100185481 - System and method for dynamically allocating resources: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system having a plurality of partitions, comprising a pay-per-use (PPU) system including at least one computing resource available for use in the computer system on a chargeable basis, a resource management system for receiving a computing resource request from one of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100185480 - System and method for resource allocation of semiconductor testing industry: A system and a method for resource allocation in the semiconductor testing industry are provided. In the system, an industry characteristic conversion module is used to transform the industry characteristic obtained from an input module into a chromosome structure. Next, an artificial intelligence evolution module proceeds to find an optimal... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100185482 - Method for controlling a supply chain: The present document describes a method, a processor platform and a processor readable medium for controlling a supply chain for moving goods by agents according to orders. The method is for controlling globally and/or individually, and for optimizing based on live events, in real-time, in a single or multi company... Agent: Benoit & Cote, S.e.n.c.
20100185483 - Scale with kiosk ordering interface system and method: A food product scale is adapted to interface with an electronic product ordering system, such as a kiosk ordering system, enabling store personnel to more readily identify, process and complete such orders.... Agent: Thompson Hine LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100185484 - Allocation of internet advertising inventory: A method and system for allocating inventory in an Internet environment is provided. A method employed by the system may include generating several inventory pools, where each inventory pool represents a number of impressions deliverable to different groups of users characterized by attributes. Impressions deliverable to users represented by each... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100185485 - Allocation of internet advertising inventory: A method and system for allocating inventory in an Internet environment is provided. A method employed by the system may include generating samples of representatives that represent impression inventory, where each sample represents a number of users to which impressions are deliverable. An order may be received. The order may... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100185487 - Automatic collection and correlation of retail metrics: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for collecting and correlating retail metrics. In one embodiment, the invention includes providing a spatial representation of a retail space containing a plurality of products, automatically collecting data representing movement of at least one customer within the retail space, obtaining data... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100185497 - Automotive core fulfillment system and method: A system and method for facilitating acquisition of automotive core parts from automotive recyclers for remanufacture includes identifying automotive cores and determining the value of the cores with a core fulfillment system. The core fulfillment system includes an interchange database with automotive core descriptions and corresponding interchange identification indicators. The... Agent: J.a. Lindeman & Co. PLLC
20100185486 - Determining demand associated with origin-destination pairs for bus ridership forecasting: A method for forecasting demand for transportation services. The method includes running a count-to-demand translation module with a processor on a computer system and, with the computer system, receiving a count data for passengers getting on and off a vehicle at each stop along a route. The method includes operating... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100185496 - Dynamic marketing system and method: Provided herein are systems and methods for providing access to marketing data via a reduced-complexity marketer GUI for dynamically defining market segments for use in marketing campaigns.... Agent: Axios Law Group, PLLC
20100185488 - Method and system for policy control in telecommunications services: This disclosure relates to a method and system for policy control in telecommunications services.... Agent: Axios Law Group, PLLC
20100185494 - Method for acquiring, managing and processing information concerning the degree of customer satisfaction and it product using such method: The present invention relates to a method for acquiring, managing and processing information concerning the degree of customer satisfaction to provide information about the quality of the service offered by the activity center and an IT product using such acquiring method. Particularly, the method foresees the steps of providing a... Agent: King & Spalding
20100185489 - Method for determining a personalized true cost of service offerings: In embodiments of the invention, comparing service plans based on a user's usage data may include collecting at least one of predicted and past service usage and reward earnings data for a user's current service using a computer implemented facility, analyzing the service usage and rewards earnings data to obtain... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185495 - Monitoring device for capturing audience research data: A monitoring device (1) comprising a basic set of audience research data retrieval units (7, 9) which are compatible with a broad range of AV appliances reproducing AV contents like TV sets (3). The data retrieval units are a audio watermark retrieval unit (9) and an audio signal sampling unit... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100185499 - Robust forecasting techniques with reduced sensitivity to anomalous data: Robust forecasting techniques are relatively immune from anomalies or outliers in observed data, such as a stream of data values reflective of the operation or use of a computer system. One robust technique provides a relatively accurate forecast of seasonal behavior even in the presence of an anomaly in corresponding... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100185492 - System and method for comparing alternative combined internet, television, and telephone service plans: In embodiments of the invention, a method for comparing combined internet, television, and telephone service plans includes collecting and analyzing a user's current combined internet, television, and telephone service usage data to obtain a normalized combined internet, television, and telephone service usage dataset, normalizing data related to a plurality of... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185491 - System and method for comparing alternative savings accounts offerings: In embodiments of the invention, a method for comparing savings account offerings based on a user's savings account data includes collecting savings account usage data for a user's current savings account using a computer implemented facility, analyzing the savings account usage data to obtain a normalized savings account usage dataset,... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185490 - System and method for comparing alternative wireless service offerings: In embodiments of the invention, a method for comparing wireless service plans based on a user's usage data includes collecting wireless service usage data for a user's current wireless service using a computer implemented facility, analyzing the wireless service usage data to obtain a normalized wireless service usage dataset, normalizing... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185493 - System and method for forecasting information using collective intelligence from diverse sources: System, method, computer program product, and business operating model. Information processing system comprising: server computer having processor for executing computer instructions and memory coupled to processor for storing instructions and data; communications link for communicating between server and information appliance client entities external to server, communication link enabling receipt of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100185498 - System for relative performance based valuation of responses: A system for relative performance based valuation of responses is described. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store responses related to an item and scores of the responses. The interface receives the responses and communicates with devices of users. The processor may... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100185500 - Method and system for managing risk related to either or both of labor law and human resources: This is a system and method to assist employers in managing risks inherent in either or both of human resource and labor law relations. Human resource and labor related queries and documentation are routinely disseminated to employees through employee devices by a risk management device. A response is required from... Agent: Schneck & Schneck
20100185503 - Product warranties having a residual value: The present disclosure is directed to product warranties having a residual value and a potential rebate based on the residual value. The residual value can thus be inversely related to the number of claims filed against the warranty.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100185504 - Management of dynamic mobile coupons: Providing for network-based management of dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) employed in mobile device-related commerce is described herein. Management can include mitigating processing load involved in processing dynamic characteristics of a set of DMCs, facilitating post-transaction evaluation of DMCs, or facilitating a virtual shopping experience in conjunction with redeeming DMCs in... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100185505 - System and method for transacting purchases with a cash vendor using points and a virtual credit card: System and method that utilizes a participant's points and a single use, virtual credit card account to implement a cash purchase with a cash vendor. The virtual credit card is active for a single purchase only with an available credit equal to the total of the cash purchase price and... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100185506 - Systems and methods used in the operation of a recycling enterprise: A system and computer program product for managing an online recycling operation, including uniquely associating one or more recyclable products with unique identifiers and other product information stored in a database, receiving information associated with the one or more recyclable products, periodically storing and updating the information associated with the... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20100185501 - Mobile advertising device and application thereof: A mobile advertising device includes an e-paper, a display control unit, a wireless communication unit and a processing unit. The display control unit controls the e-paper. The positioning unit receives a positioning signal and calculates the present location of the mobile advertising device according to the positioning signal. The wireless... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100185507 - Method and system for generating an advertisement with customized content: An exemplary embodiment provides a computer-implemented method of online marketing. In a server, a node x of a social graph linked to a node y of the social graph is identified through a tie λ comprising a behavior μ of the node y with the social networking website and a... Agent: Raj Abhyanker LLP
20100185508 - Last call for a real estate property, a chattel or a financial instrument: A method of advertising, marketing, and auction sale of real estate properties, chattel properties and financial instruments and more particularly a method of handling last minute online bidding extensions are described. An Internet website has been designed for this purpose such that prospective customers or interested bidders may view property... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20100185510 - method and system for turning virtual world participants into real life leads: The present disclosure details a method and system used for turning human participants who control avatars in a virtual world setting into real life marketing leads. In one embodiment, a virtual location is presented within a virtual world to facilitate interaction with an avatar. The avatar is identified within a... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20100185509 - Interest-based ranking system for targeted marketing: A method for ranking entities with respect to a tag for targeted advertisement is provided. For each entity to be ranked, a first score is calculated, which indicates the level of uniqueness the tag is to the entity. For each entity to be ranked, a second score is calculated, which... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100185513 - Serving advertisements based on content: Advertisers are permitted to put targeted ads on page on the web (or some other document of any media type). The present invention may do so by (i) obtaining content that includes available spots for ads, (ii) determining ads relevant to content, and/or (iii) combining content with ads determined to... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100185511 - Standalone active display device for advertising of goods and method of use thereof: An active display is adapted to advertise the goods displayed on a shelf. A high-aspect-ratio display screen is connected to a display controller, which provides a static or animated image to the display screen. The image may be periodically cycled. In some embodiments, a nearby camera captures images of a... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20100185512 - Systems, methods and computer program products for integrating advertising within web content: Systems, methods, and computer program products that facilitate the integration and accounting of advertising within audio Web content requested by users via telephone devices are provided. Upon receiving a request from a user for Web content via a telephone device, a Web server retrieves an advertisement from an advertisement server,... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20100185514 - Virtual reality shopping experience: A solution is provided for a method for a user to shop online in a three dimensional (3D) virtual reality (VR) setting by receiving a request at a shopping server to view a shopping location, having at least one store, and displaying the shopping location to the user's computer in... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100185515 - Allocation of internet advertising inventory: A method and system for allocating inventory in an Internet environment is provided. A method employed by the system may include generating an inventory pool that represents a number of impressions deliverable to all users, then determining, from multiple past orders for booking impressions, a hierarchy of parameters utilized to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100185516 - Allocation of internet advertising inventory: A method and system for allocating inventory in an Internet environment is provided. A method employed by the system may include generating multiple top-tier inventory pools and bottom-tier inventory pools that represent impression inventory. Each top-tier pool may represent the combined number of impressions represented by one or more bottom-tier... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100185518 - Interest-based activity marketing: A method for targeted advertisement is provided, for which one or more tags relating to an advertisement is/are accessed, one or more of the most representative activities for the tag(s) is/are determined, and the advertisement is targeted to the one or more most representative activities. In addition, for each of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100185519 - System and method for presenting relevant contextual advertisements in microblogging services: This invention relates in general to microblogging services and more specifically to a system and method for providing relevant, contextual advertisements to users of such microblogging services. The system in this invention comprises of a user-device, a microblog server, and an advertisement server. Contextual cues that show the preferences and... Agent: Brightfon, Inc
20100185517 - User interface for interest-based targeted marketing: A user interface for targeted advertisement is provided, which comprises a plurality of interface components, wherein selected ones of the plurality of interface components are capable of: receiving a list of advertising targets; presenting a list of most representative entities for the list of advertising targets, wherein an entity is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100185502 - Dynamic mixed media package: It has been discovered that a dynamic mixed media package with a mechanism for dynamic modification/update provides a media experience to users that exceeds the experience offered by individual media files. A dynamic mixed media package accommodates various types of media and allows for additional media and modifications of existing... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100185520 - Method and system for sharing brand information: An interactive, computer network based system presents consumers with multimedia brand information via a browser-based interface called the GraffitiWall®. Consumers can use the GraffitiWall® to modify and display a sponsor's brand information in any way desired, including use of avatars. Consumer modifications are immediately communicated to the other member consumers... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff & Associates, LLC
20100185521 - System and method for sponsoring reduction of harmful emissions to the atmosphere: Sponsoring reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere comprises identifying an agricultural activity which reduced carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, collecting a voluntary sponsored amount from a purchaser of a fossil fuel, and using the sponsored amount to fund the agricultural activity. The sponsored amount is associated with a unit... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20100185522 - Item identifier for a physical item, catalogs, and catalog query: In the present invention, a machine-readable item identifier is affixed to a physical item. The identifier is unique and is used to identify the item. The item identifier has three segments: 1) catalog identifier, 2) item description identifier, and 3) physical item identifier. The catalog identifier is used to determine... Agent: Norman Ken Ouchi
20100185523 - Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of occurrences: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indication that the lottery number combination... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100185524 - Telematics unit and method for operating: A method of operating a telematics unit comprising the steps of: first operating the telematics unit in a logistical support mode containing a first set of operations assisting tracking of at least one of (a) the telematics unit and (b) a vehicle containing the telematics unit through storage and travel;... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20100185525 - Controlling presentation of purchasing information based on item availability: Systems and methods may relate to receiving a request for an electronic document comprising content, retrieving the electronic document associated with the request, and processing the electronic document to identify an inventory tag that identifies an item in the content. The systems and methods may further relate to obtaining availability... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100185526 - Method and system of electronic commerce trade: A method of electronic commerce trade includes generating an on-line order for each of commodities selected to buy by a user; receiving multiple on-line payment requests initiated once by the user for multiple selected on-line orders; and performing payments according to the multiple on-line payment requests. A system of electronic... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100185529 - Augmented reality method and system for designing environments and buying/selling goods: Described is a method and a corresponding system for designing interior and exterior environments and for selling real world goods that appear as virtual objects within an augmented reality-generated design. The method includes the steps of generating a digitized still or moving image of a real world environment; providing in... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20100185530 - Computer system and method for providing an on-line mall: A method for providing an on-line mall with multiple communities. The method provides multiple communities within an on-line mall environment. Multiple stores are provided within each of the multiple communities, with each store being associated with a merchant with merchandise directed to its community. At least a partially common facade... Agent: Christopher J. Rourk Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20100185528 - Method for electronic commerce using points, system and recording medium thereof: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for electronic commerce, a system, and a recording medium thereof, and more particularly, to a method for electronic commerce using a point on the basis of the grade of a member depending on the position and code of each of a... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell
20100185527 - On-line shopping system: The present invention sets forth a method for implementing an on-line shopping system that is capable of enhancing a consumer's on-line shopping experience. In one embodiment, the method includes steps of preparing a consumer profile comprising a first consumer information, generating a consumer image on the basis of the first... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100185532 - Placing a purchase order using one of multiple procurement options: A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. The order is placed by a user at a client system and received by a server system. The client system can display information identifying the item and, for each of multiple procurement options having information... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100185531 - Software-based commerce engine deployed in video game environment: Disclosed herein are systems that permit players of a video game to secure contracts in-game using, e.g., credit systems such as credit cards or other financial instruments. Virtual and/or real world financial penalties can be applied to players and/or player characters who default on agreements.... Agent: Andrew Van Luchene
20100185533 - Voice recognition method and apparatus using model number lookup: A voice response system for use in obtaining return qualification information for a product using a non-unique product identifier, including: a dial-in voice system operable to prompt a caller for the non-unique product identifier, wherein the non-unique product identifies the product as a member of a defined product group: a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100185535 - Method for assisting in the checking of transaction records, transaction device, server, mobile terminal, and corresponding computer programs: A method and apparatus are provided for assisting in checking accuracy of bank transaction records edited in a bank statement and performed by at least one transaction device. The method includes, for at least one of the transactions: emission, by the transaction device, of at least one first signal including... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100185536 - Prepaid account product peer scoring: Data from transactions conducted on prepaid accounts are accumulated for an issuer and its peers. The accumulated data is used for calculations for both the issuer and its peers to make comparison therebetween. The comparisons between the issuer and its peers are rendered graphically in a report. The issuers are... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100185534 - System and method for normalizing service usage data: In embodiments of the invention, a method for normalizing service usage data includes defining a plurality of service usage-related data types, collecting service usage data using a computer implemented facility, and sorting the service usage data according to the defined service plan-related data types. Related user interfaces, applications, and computer... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100185538 - Content access with handheld document data capture devices: Embodiments of the disclosed innovations provide systems and methods for automatically locating and retrieving digital supplemental materials and counterparts of rendered documents. These systems and methods are especially useful when the provider or copyright holder of the digital document charges a fee for access to the digital materials. Some embodiments... Agent: Perkins Coie, LLP
20100185539 - Electronic cargo payment system: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to an electronic cargo payment system and methods for electronically and automatically processing electronic payments for goods shipped by carriers for shippers. In embodiments, the accounts receivable system of the carrier transfers one or more invoices to a central payment system. The central payment... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100185537 - Home networking using lte radio: A system and methodology that facilitates management of a single identity and billing relationship for multiple UE (user equipment) associated with a subscriber is provided. Specifically, each of the multiple UEs can employ LTE (Long Term Evolution) radio technology to authenticate and register with a femto access point. Further, the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20100185541 - Network service for modularly constructing a software defined radio: Systems and methods are provided that disclose a network service for modularly constructing a software defined radio (“SDR”). A server system provides an SDR kernel (i.e., a potentially platform-neutral definition of digital signal processing functionality and control operations necessary to implement the core portion of a software defined radio implementing... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100185540 - Order-resource fulfillment and management system and approach: Historical data is used to manage and authorize payment for merchant offerings for transactions among a plurality of transaction parties. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, invoiced item quantities are processed using historical fulfilled and billed quantities of each item. If invoiced item quantities involved items that... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20100185558 - Masuda stick chart generation and display apparatus: A stock price chart generation and display apparatus includes Masuda stick curve generating and drawing means which generates and draws short-term, medium-term, and long-term Masuda stick curves related to daily sticks, weekly sticks, or monthly sticks; and Masuda future stick curve generating and drawing means which generates and draws short-term,... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20100185556 - Portfolio synchronizing between different interfaces: A system for updating parameters of financial transactions associated with financial services initiated and completed on behalf of or directly by a user through access to a data-packet-network into more than one electronic interface accessible to the user is provided. The system comprises, a main electronic interface supported by back-end... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100185557 - Resource allocation techniques: Resource allocation techniques for robust optimization of a set of assets. In these techniques, a user defines or selects scenarios that model investment conditions including normal and/or extreme conditions. The set of assets is optimized across the scenarios to produce weights for the assets in the set that optimize the... Agent: Gordon E Nelson Patent Attorney, PC
20100185562 - Risk management contracts and method and apparatus for trading same: Provided herein are various exemplary methods and apparatus for implementation of futures securities custom tailored to specific clienteles; one or more variable pay-out futures contracts as devices for hedging; hedging contracts having variable pay-outs; variable payout hedging contracts having limited exposure; freezing assets of an originator of an order to... Agent: John Nafeh
20100185561 - Simulation of portfolios and risk budget analysis: The present disclosure relates to household portfolio simulation and analysis to provide retirement income. In particular, it discloses advanced technologies for modeling, simulation and analysis of potential economic futures, as applied to household retirement prospects. Improved modeling may capture factors such as concrete objectives of participants' priorities among objectives, risk... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100185554 - System and method for managing a portfolio of differenet cuts of meat: A system and method for modifying a portfolio having respective quantities of a plurality of different meat cut types (MCT) of an animal comprising: accessing portfolio information of the portfolio stored in a memory, the portfolio information including a first quantity of a first MCT and a second quantity of... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20100185555 - System and method for predicting future prices of a cut meat: A system and method for determining a future price of a selected meat cut type (MCT) of an animal for a selected future time period (FTP) including: receiving the selected MCT; storing said selected MCT in a memory; using a price model configured for determining said future price of said... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20100185560 - System, method, and computer program product for allocating assets among a plurality of investments to guarantee a predetermined value at the end of a predetermined period: A system, method, and computer program product for allocating assets among a plurality of investments to guarantee a predetermined value at the end of a predetermined time period. A computer program controls the allocation of assets in the investment vehicle, which allows the investor to initially invest one hundred percent... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100185559 - Systems, methods and computer program products for electronic trading of financial instruments: An internet-protocol based anonymous trading system which enables traders to identify bids and offers which they are eligible to trade based upon a color coded methodology which gives the trader credit preference information about the potential counterparty while still maintaining the anonymity of the potential counterparty. To that end, each... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100185542 - Systems and methods for providing enhanced volume-weighted avergae price trading: Systems and methods for providing trading using an eVWAP price in an illiquid market are provided. In an illiquid market there may be little or no actual trades. During a trading period, the eVWAP price is therefore determined from not only trades, but also unmatched bids and offers. The eVWAP... Agent: Adam M. Saltzman Fish & Neave
20100185545 - Dynamic primary account number (pan) and unique key per card: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for handling information related to a financial transaction including utilizing dynamic cryptograms. According to one embodiment, a method of processing a financial transaction related to a financial account can comprise detecting initiation of the transaction with a device used as a presentation instrument... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100185546 - Personal data subscriber systems and methods: Methods and systems for facilitating the propagation of personal data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Personal Data Propagation Environment (“PDP environment”), which facilitates the propagation of personal data items between secure personal data stores and various consumers of the personal data items. In one embodiment, the PDP environment includes... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20100185547 - Project planning system: An interactive and collaborative, planning, designing and facilitating tool that connects users with organized information and relevant data, providers and facilitators to resolve technical issues in conceptualizing, designing and implementing a custom project.... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP
20100185548 - Systems and methods for facilitating agreement generation and negotiation via an agreement modeling system: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate generation and/or negotiation of an agreement document via an agreement modeling system. According to one embodiment, agreement information associated with an agreement between a party and a counter-party is determined. An agreement document is generated in accordance with the agreement information, and it... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20100185549 - System and method for carrying out an inspection or maintenance operation with compliance tracking using a handheld device: The present invention is a system and method for inspections and compliance verification of industrial equipment using a handheld device. An inspector first segments an inspected component into logical inspection points. The inspector then scans a unique machine-readable tag, such as an RFID tag, with a handheld device at each... Agent: American Pioneer Ventures Attn: Daniar Hussain
20100185550 - Human resources networking system and method thereof: A human resource networking system, which is a novel method establishing a business system for locating, identifying, promoting and assisting in the employing of career project workers in the non-career workforce, includes a Relational Database comprising an Inductive Credit Matrix containing People Elements, Places Elements, Projects Elements, and Things Elements... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20100185551 - Web-based method for automating recruiting processes comprising job description generation, screening questionnaire generation, boolean logic generation, screening applicants using knock-out, non-knock-out and essay questions, allowing employers to score: The invention removes much of the labor previously associated with recruiting employees. Specifically the invention automates processes comprising compilation of strings of terms used in resume searches, writing of job descriptions, advertising and posting of job descriptions on Internet accessible job boards, sending e-mail invitations to apply to likely candidates,... Agent: Steve S. Ganesh
20100185552 - Providing gps-based location and time information: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for providing data pertaining to a one or more users' visits to an establishment. A location of one or more global positioning system devices is determined. Each global positioning system device is associated with a user of the device.... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.
20100185553 - Method and system for marking objects: In a method and system for marking objects which pass through different process stages, the objects are described ontologically for the respective process stages, and classes and/or relations for marking the objects as equivalents are linked to one another.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100185563 - Energy efficient homeownership mortgage program: A program for encouraging homebuyers and current homeowners to purchase more efficient HVAC equipment at the time they purchase a home or refinance a home loan is described. Realtors, bankers, lenders, mortgage brokers, and like individuals involved in the purchase or refinancing of a home present an opportunity to purchase... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100185564 - Method and questionnaire for measuring consumer emotions associated with products: A method of measuring consumer emotions associated with a product comprises producing a list of emotional terms and validating emotional terms from the list that consumers use with the product. The method also includes developing a questionnaire, using the validated emotional terms, that asks the consumers to describe their feelings... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100185565 - Method and system for cross-carrier parcel tracking: A system and method is provided that enables a carrier of a mailpiece, such as a national postal service, to track a mailpiece as it passes from the control of a first carrier to the control of another, second carrier. The tracking of the mailpiece continues until the mailpiece is... Agent: Lewis And Roca LLP07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100179816 - Digital lifetime record and display system: A digital lifetime record and display system is provided. The digital lifetime record and display system includes a data input module, a database and a lifetime display module. Time and corresponding image related data are inputted through the data input module and respectively saved as the time related data and... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100179815 - Phronesis antenarrating methodology for analyzing, intervening, developing, maintaining and/or controlling organizational and/or social processes and/or practises. a specific type of it being the phronetic antenarrating methodology, being either part of: Organizational and social processes and practises are key in every act and activity of organizations in our society as such. The phronesis antenarrating methodology as developed by the inventor is a methodology for analyzing, intervening, developing, maintaining and/or controlling organizational and/or social processes and practises. Based on, but not limited... Agent: W.t.m. Berendsen
20100179817 - Search, retrieval, design management methods and systems: An apparatus for interactively displaying and presenting a patent or engineering search. Users for the present invention may include patent searchers/entities, patent attorneys, patent agents, engineering and design firms, research and development entities, examiners, patent portfolio managers, marketers, independent inventors, investors and other professionals involved within the field of intellectual... Agent: Edwin Wold
20100179820 - Automated analysis of data collected by in-vivo devices: Systems and methods for operably coupling medical device(s) together with an evaluation device such that closed-loop processing may occur are provided. To achieve closed-loop processing, the evaluation device is configured to receive diagnostic information related to physiological attributes of a patient and operational-status information of the medical device(s). Upon receipt... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179825 - Copying patient-customized healthcare plans/orders/phases: Computerized methods in a clinical computing environment for presenting previously customized, patient-specific healthcare plans, orders, phases and/or portions thereof, in association with subsequent patient encounters are provided. The method includes receiving a patient identifier associated with a patient and a particular encounter; receiving an indicator of a condition/diagnosis associated with... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179819 - Mobile discrete data documentation: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for transferring data from a medical device to a patient's electronic medical record are provided. Initially, a medical device and a patient are identified, such as by scanning a barcode or searching in an electronically-searchable database. Once identified, the medical device and the patient area... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179823 - Online design decision management: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems provide design decision management (DDM) to manage the various design decisions made by a client healthcare provider during the design of a healthcare management system by a solution-provider company. A DDM system provides a user interface and allows a user to access data from design... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179822 - System, method and device for tracking surgical sponges: A system, method, and device for tracking surgical sponges for a medical procedure is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes an RF reader having an antenna, said antenna configured to be removably attached to a receptacle and to radiate discarded sponges comprising sponges entering the receptacle. The RF reader... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC
20100179821 - Tracking direct reported adverse events: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are described for communicating an adverse event report directly to an end-user receiving party and tracking one or more adverse event reports. An adverse event may be detected manually or automatically by a system and an electronic adverse event reporting form presented to a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179818 - Utilizing conditional logic in medical documentation: Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces that guide a clinician to complete medical documentation. The method, computer storage media, system and user interfaces include presenting a first medical documentation set to indicate a medical aspect for which medical data is to be documented. At least one of the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179832 - A reputation system for providing a measure of reliability on health data: This invention relates to a system and a method for providing a measure of reliability on a first set of health data (102) on a patient (103) provided by a data provider. An assigner (105) is used for assigning at least one first rating element to the first set of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100179833 - Automated coaching: System and methods are disclosed that provide a coaching system that is programmed to process data entered automatically or manually for a given client and determine an indication of progress for the given client according to a coaching plan designed for the client. A response generator automatically generates a personalized... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100179829 - Direct reporting of adverse events: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are described for communicating an adverse event report directly to an end-user receiving party and tracking one or more adverse event reports. An adverse event may be detected manually or automatically by a system and an electronic adverse event reporting form presented to a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179834 - Managing related electronic medical records: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for a method for linking the health records of two or more patients and alerting them of a change in at least one of the patient's health records are provided. One method comprises, in part, receiving an indication of a desire to link the first... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179826 - Method of providing tailor-made software for hospital departments: To provide tailor-made software for use in a specific department of a hospital, a software package suitable for use by more than one department of the hospital is provided including components implementing general tasks. Then, software is added implementing tasks which may be considered to extend the general tasks. This... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100179830 - Methods and system to monitor medication in a healthcare facility: Methods and system to monitor medication in a healthcare facility are described. An example computer-implemented method to monitor an amount of medication administered includes automatically identifying an actual amount of the medication in a container prior to administering the medication. Additionally, the method includes automatically identifying the actual amount of... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100179828 - Presenting related results during medication administration documentation: Computerized methods and systems for receiving clinically-relevant discrete task assays related to a medication and for presenting results of the clinically-relevant discrete task assays during documentation of administration of the medication are provided. Medication identifiers are received and associated with discrete task assays, the results of which may be relevant... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179835 - Relating multiple electronic health records: A computer-implemented method for alerting one or more members of a connected health network is provided, wherein the connected health network includes two or more members having linked medical records. The method includes receiving a change in a first health record of a first member, the first health record being... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179827 - Searching an electronic medical record: A method, system, and medium are provided for searching an electronic medical record. Search results are returned in response to a search query. The search query may be one or more designated medical concepts. The search results may be displayed according to a ranking that determines which search results are... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100179836 - 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
20100179831 - Universal personal medical database access control: Various embodiments for configuring a medical database by a processor in communication with at least one storage device in a computing environment are provided. Medical data are assigned to a patient. A plurality of data types is organized for the medical data. Portions of each of the plurality of data... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)
20100179838 - Healthcare service provider insurance claim fraud and error detection using co-occurrence: Data characterizing one or more healthcare insurance claims is received. Each claim comprises variables characterizing aspects of a healthcare service for which reimbursement is sought. The healthcare services being initiated by a single healthcare service provider for a single patient. Thereafter, score variables from the variables of the healthcare insurance... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100179837 - Methods and systems for replacing insured items: A method for replacing insured items using a web-based system including a server and at least one device connected to the server via a network is provided. The method includes receiving at the server specification information about an insured item to be replaced. The specification information includes at least one... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100179841 - System and method for determining a cost of insurance based upon monitoring, collecting and communicating data representative of a risk's payroll characteristics: A system/method of determining a cost of workers compensation insurance for a selected period based upon monitoring, collecting and communicating data representative of a risk's payroll characteristics during said selected period, wherein the cost is adjustable by relating the payroll characteristics to predetermined actuarial rates. The system/method: determines an initial... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20100179839 - System and method for providing an insurance product that reimburses a policy holder for the cost of health insurance administered under cobra: A system and method for generating and administering an insurance product e.g., an insurance policy and/or rider, via. a computer system, that reimburses a policy holder for the cost of health insurance administered under COBRA, by providing benefits that reimburse a policy holder for all or a portion of a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100179842 - Workers compensation system for determining a cost of insurance based on collecting selected data having a pre-selected relationship to a risk's business operations: A system is disclosed for determining a cost of workers compensation insurance for a selected time period based upon monitoring, collecting and communicating data representative of the risk's business characteristics, whereby the cost is adjustable by relating the business characteristics to predetermined standards. The system predetermines a risk profile and... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20100179840 - Workers compensation system for determining a cost of insurance based on real-time payroll data: A system/method implemented at an insurance company estimates a final premium charge and more accurate real time estimate during the lifetime of the policy for workers compensation insurance associated with a risk based on: receiving real-time payroll data associated with the risk; monitoring the received real-time payroll data to identify... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20100179844 - Information reporting system for managing a fleet of an industrial vehicles: Operational data are transmitted, by each of a plurality of material handling vehicles at a facility, into a communications system. A computer connected to the communications system processes the operational data and presents reports on a monitor screen. The computer operates in an impact report mode which provides reports about... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100179843 - Method for achieving compliance with governance standards: A method for evaluating and achieving compliance with industrial or governmental standards that includes obtaining client information to identify a client's business operations procedures and a client's needs, reviewing applicable industrial or governmental standard particulars, evaluating the client's business operations in view of industrial or governmental standard particulars, presenting a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100179845 - System and method for creating, managing, evaluating, optimizing creating business partnership standards and creating reuseable knowledge and business intelligence for business partnerships and alliances: A system and method for determining business partner value by creating weighted metrics for identifying, evaluating and selecting a business partner for a company; creating a business agreement and weighted metrics for evaluating the agreement; creating weighted metrics for ongoing management of the partner; and managing the partner by ongoing... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20100179846 - Computerized personal shopping assistant ordering in a store: One embodiment for ordering one or more items, i.e., goods or services, within a store includes choosing, by a person in a store, the one or more items on a computerized personal shopping assistant, wherein the computerized personal shopping assistant may be optionally associated with a cart. Further, the method... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20100179848 - Dual-warehouse management system and method for calculating the minimum joint cost of a supply chain: A dual-warehouse management system for a supply chain and a method for calculating a minimum of a joint cost thereof are provided. A manufacturer function module and a distributor function module are used to estimate a manufacturer's total cost and a distributor's total cost respectively. Afterwards, a joint cost optimization... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100179847 - System and method for creating and expressing risk-extended business process models: A method and computer program product for integrating risk management concepts into a standard business process metamodel by defining a set of metamodel extensions to standard process modeling languages that incorporate risk information directly in the process model. The method includes collecting risk-relevant information for addition to a business process... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100179849 - System and method for identifying backhaul opportunities: A method for identifying backhaul opportunities is provided. The method includes receiving data corresponding to a position, time and status from a plurality of vehicles. The method includes generating a database of trips made by the plurality of vehicles based on the data received, wherein each of the trips is... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100179850 - Systems and methods for scheduling the operation of building resources: Described herein are systems and methods for scheduling the operation of building resources. In overview, some embodiments provide a central interface for allowing the scheduling of a large number of devices within a building, irrespective of the manufacturer or scheduling requirements of the individual devices. For example, one embodiment provides,... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100179852 - Emr template for workflow management and workflow information capture: A new and useful EMR template functionality for workflow management and workflow information capture is provided. The EMR template functionality is configured with the following characteristics; (a) user configurable workflow specific structured language options, (b) the ability to be kept open to changes and new inputs across the process to... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.
20100179851 - Method and systems for generating enterprise plans using iterative disaggregation: A computing system can execute components for receiving plan inputs that define a timeframe for an enterprise plan. One or more buckets, or time divisions, are created for the timeframe. Experts are defined for each bucket such that the experts create a plan for a time duration that is less... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100179854 - Scheduling system and method: A system for scheduling an appointment between a client and a provider including a monitoring and validation component that includes a transaction database, a validation engine and at least one transaction monitoring rule, and an Internet-based scheduling component the populates the transaction database, wherein the validation engine is configured to... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20100179853 - System and method for project and resource management: A resource management system having a server; a portable computing device in communication with the server having a computer readable medium; and, computer readable instructions in the compute readable medium for receiving attendance information, receiving inventory information, transmitting the attendance information and the inventory information to the server so that... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.
20100179856 - Conditional incentive presentation, tracking and redemption: An offer is presented to a user via a user device, wherein the terms of the offer include at least one activity to be performed by the user or at least one behavior to be observed by the user and at least one incentive to be rewarded to the user... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100179860 - Customer relationship management system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a CRM system for use by a plurality of users. The system includes a plurality of client profiles comprised of general data profiles and product-specific profiles, each comprising a plurality of data parameters. Each client profile template is owned by an administrator. Each product-specific... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100179857 - Dynamic demand calculation using captured data of real life objects: Methods and system for managing demand for an object includes capturing information about the object through a mobile device associated with a user. The mobile device is configured to capture information about the object that include one or more of a spatial, temporal, topical and social attributes of the object.... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20100179858 - Identifying and sharing common trends: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and machine-readable media for identifying and sharing common trends represented in a corpus of private information without revealing the private information. Identifying and sharing common trends can comprise reading a first set of private information and a second set of private information.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100179855 - Large-scale behavioral targeting for advertising over a network: A method and a system are provided for large-scale behavioral targeting for advertising over a network, such as the Internet. In one example, the system receives training data that is processed raw data of user behavior. The system generates selected features by performing feature selection on the training data. The... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20100179859 - Method and system for facilitating on-line shopping: A shopper is presented with a customized online store whose inventory is defined by the shopper. In one embodiment, specification of the inventory is conducted in a bricks and mortar store—either during checkout, or by the shopper walking the aisles and scanning items with a barcode scanner pen or the... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20100179863 - Method of generating multiple recommendations for multi-objective available-to-sell (ats) optimization problem: Methods, systems and apparatus for providing a variety of end product build plans based on multiple business scenarios for exhausting excess inventory. Raw financial data and variable scaling factors are input into a scenario engine component along with a business objective that contains logic. The scaling factor may be embedded... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.
20100179862 - Nested, hierarchical resource allocation schema for management and control of an electric power grid: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for distributing a resource (such as electricity) using a resource allocation system. In one exemplary embodiment, a system is disclosed comprising a first feeder network configured to deliver electrical power to a first plurality of customers. The first feeder network... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100179861 - System and method for assessing and managing objects: System and method for assessing objects such as vehicles, wherein a value estimation model is determined for vehicles on a basis of data representing characteristics of a plurality of vehicles, the model including a plurality of parameters to be determined and a plurality of explanatory variables associated with the parameters... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100179864 - Multimedia, multiuser system and associated methods: A table system includes a touch screen having a touch detection surface and a display, and a computer. The touch screen serves as an input device for the computer and the computer is configured to supply a continuous video signal to the display. The touch detection surface is configured to... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100179868 - Method and system for enabling incentive based group discount pricing in online stores: A method and system for providing group discount pricing to individuals. A first customer orders a product from an online store and elects to defer delivery for a finite period of time. The online store provides the first customer with the ability to communicate with other persons to invite them... Agent: Michael Ries
20100179869 - Method and systems for generating dynamic rewards currency values: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating payment values of goods and services (rewards). The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving an input. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include dynamic calculating, based upon the received input, a plurality of payment pairs, each of the plurality of payment... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100179870 - Online reward point exchange method and system: An online reward exchange system and method of operation, which includes an exchange computer that interoperates via a computer network with user computers, reward point issuer computers, and merchant computers. The merchants' products may be purchased by a user by requesting an issuer(s) to redeem reward points in exchange for... Agent: Anthony R. Barkume
20100179871 - User driven transactions through referred virtual business object: Providing traceability in a Virtual Business Object (VBO) may include generating a VBO comprising components and actions that may be performed using the VBO, attaching traceability information regarding an avatar to the VBO and providing the VBO to the avatar. Also, a network entity configured to access a virtual world... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20100179872 - Electronic coupon processing system: An electronic coupon processing system includes a plurality of user management server devices configured to register one or a plurality of different user identifiers and to register designated coupon information, and a center server device configured to register address information of a storage location of one piece or plural pieces... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100179866 - Location-multimedia-based signature system:
20100179865 - Multimedia content cache: Music can be broadcast from a radio station and recorded onto a cache of a personal electronic device, such as a portable digital music player. The recording can occur such that there is segmenting of music into different cache portions based upon classification. Instead of playing music from the radio... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100179873 - Displaying online advertisements: Disclosed is a method for displaying an advertisement. The method displays a present advertisement, determines whether the present advertisement has been displayed completely, and adds an identifier of the present advertisement to a priority advertisement list if the present advertisement has not been displayed completely. The method sends the priority... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100179867 - Systems and methods for providing advertisements in a fantasy sports contest application: Systems and methods are presented for presenting advertisements to users of a fantasy sports contest application. Advertisements are displayed in conjunction with fantasy sports contest information and may be interactive in nature. The advertisements may be used to inform the user of prizes being awarded for performance in the fantasy... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100179874 - Media object metadata engine configured to determine relationships between persons and brands: A media object, such as an image file, a video file, or an audio file, is analyzed to determine relationships between brands having representations captured in the media object, and persons associated with the media object (e.g., persons captured in the media object and/or a person that captured the media... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100179875 - Advertisement matching system based on viewing history, program, server, and advertisement providing method: Advertisement attribute information extracted in an advertisement distribution server (101) is transmitted to a viewing terminal (104), browser viewing history information and the viewing history candidate information that the advertiser has registered in association with each other in advance are matched when placing an advertisement, and the advertisement information included... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100179876 - Computer-accessible medium, method and system for assisting in navigating the internet: A computer-accessible medium, method and system is provided for availing hierarchal menus which can enhance and simplify the navigation of web sites. Such menus may permit improved access to web pages within a web site via a standardized interface that can be displayed as hierarchal menus. Such menus may be... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100179877 - Providing promotional data to registered wireless communication devices: Functionality can be implemented to transmit advertisements to customers who have registered to receive promotional messages from a business. Detecting wireless devices in the vicinity of the business, determining if the detected wireless device is registered to receive promotional messages, and transmitting the promotional messages to the detected wireless device... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20100179878 - Targeted vehicle advertising and enterainment system method: In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, a system may be used with a first database, a second database and a global positioning system, wherein the first database has advertising content data and advertising correlation data stored therein, wherein the second database has identifying data and correlation data... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100179879 - Use of extensible markup language in a system and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine: A database search apparatus and method for generating a search result list which responds to Extensible Markup Language (XML) requests from a client to a server of an on-line marketplace. A bid management tool is operable on a client computer to manage search listings and account information of one or... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100179880 - System and method for purchasing goods or services using a group communication from a wireless communication device: A system and method for purchasing a good and/or service through a group communication, such as a push-to-talk communication, to one or more sellers. A sellers list of the desired good or service is created using a group communication server or another computer device and sent to the wireless communication... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100179883 - System and method of storing data files at a remote storage facility: A system, method, and computer program product may include receiving, by at least one processor, a command selecting a data file for transfer across a network for storage at a remote storage facility, receiving, by the at least one processor, a parameter selection comprising a user selected transfer time, applying,... Agent: Venable LLP
20100179881 - System for making product purchases: A system for making product purchases utilizing a website. The website is connected to an electronic network wherein the website has a controller and a database that contains information on recipes, products and a consumer's pantry. A remote computer is also provided in the system and is connected to the... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20100179882 - Systems and methods for online selection of service providers and management of service accounts: An interchange party computer system (IPCS) having means for presenting user interfaces to consumer computer systems and capturing data input through the user interfaces, the IPCS being associated with at least one database holding data representing a plurality of consumer profiles, the profiles including consumer profiles expressing service selection attributes... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20100179884 - Purchasing system and method for food service network: A purchasing system for food service industry professionals including a portal for a communication network, the portal including a buyer account registration area for processing buyer registrations; a vendor account registration area for processing vendor registrations; a login area for providing buyers and vendors access to either a buyer home... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100179888 - System and method for establishing or modifying an account with user selectable terms: The present invention relates to methods for allowing an account holder to easily customize the terms of an account such as a loan account, an asset account, a mortgage account, an insurance account, or a brokerage account. Exemplary embodiments of the invention allow the user to specify various preferred terms... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100179885 - System and method for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores: One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a system for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. Another embodiment... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100179887 - System for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings: A system for enabling employees to utilize accrued and unpaid earnings to obtain externally provided goods and services includes at least one employee access node located in an employer facility and having physical resources for interfacing with subscribing employees to transfer value on the behalf thereof, a transaction processor for... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20100179886 - System for providing information of a goods in internet shopping mall and method thereof: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing product information for an Internet shopping mall. The system includes a web server (2) for providing various types of information and link regions to a user terminal over an Internet, a DB server (4) for storing information about products,... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell
20100179889 - Methods, systems, and computer programs for providing shopping assistance to consumers: A method, system, and computer program that assist consumers in quickly locating items in a store without requiring dedicated electronics equipment and without requiring the store to map the precise location of every item in the store. One exemplary method includes receiving at a host computer location information representative of... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20100179890 - Tool inventory management system: An inventory management system and method for operating said system, wherein the system comprises an enclosure for containing a plurality of inventory items; a locking mechanism for preventing unauthorized access of the enclosure; and a computing system for controlling the locking mechanism and recording a transaction. The computing system further... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20100179891 - Non-financial transactions in a financial transaction network: A financial transaction system includes a computer readable storage medium and a processor in communication with the computer readable storage medium. The processor is configured for receiving a plurality of messages. The plurality of messages including financial transaction authorization messages for performing a financial transaction. At least one of the... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20100179892 - Providing one party with access to an account of another party: A first party is provided with access to an account of a second party by inputting identification information for the account of the second party, and receiving account information for the account of the second party based on the identification information. The account of the second party is accessed based... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100179893 - System for controlling the charge rate of an electric vehicle battery by a third party, and monitoring, recording, and reporting the power supplied to it.: A system and means for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting the use of power supplied for battery charging in electrically powered vehicles and their batteries; for the purposes of adjusting power loading on the electrical supply system, as well as allowing monitoring, recording, reporting and billing for such power use,... Agent: Tonya Burke John Burke
20100179894 - System for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. Also included are a plurality of physical system resource interfaces for interfacing with available physical system resources. The physical system resources allow a user to gain access to the... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20100179895 - Digital content delivery systems and methods and related machines: Digital content delivery system and method are provided. The system includes a central management system and a delivery machine coupled to the central management system via a network. The delivery machine includes a storage unit including a plurality of DRM (Digital Rights Management) contents, a user interface, and a connection... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100179896 - Systems and methods for international shipping and brokerage operations support processing: Systems and methods are disclosed for a brokerage operations support system to facilitate international shipping of goods into a country. The system receives information pertaining to a shipment and rates the shipment for a specific country by applying rules defined for the country's customs regulations. Status information of the shipment... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100179897 - Asset tracking system: An asset tracking system for tracking assets, for example, a vehicle, with an integrated topology that is configured minimize the complexity of the system by eliminating hardware duplication and sensing the ignition state while obviating the need to access the ignition switch circuit; the asset tracking system optionally including a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100179898 - Methods and systems of purchase contract price adjustment calculation tools: Allowability, allocability and adjustment of contract prices are determined using a computer system, based on SERVICE CONTRACT ACT wage determination rules. Upon receiving a request for a contract price adjustment from a contractor, the contractor is required to submit the proposed price adjustment in an electronic spreadsheet format. Information from... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20100179921 - Behavior based pricing for investment guarantee insurance: Aspects of the present disclosure allow an insurance company or other institution to manage its risk by establishing a charge consistent with hedging costs in offering a minimum guarantee on an underlying investment product to its customers. Such guarantees on underlying investment products may be included in, but are not... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100179924 - Controlled depletion of a stochastically varying resource pool: A method for controlling resource pool depletion includes, at a first time, determining a first remainder of a depletion interval; on the basis of the first remainder, determining a first depletion rate for urging the pool to reach a selected state at the end of the depletion interval; on the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100179920 - Retirement age financial simulator: The present invention provides the user a financial retirement simulation tool that accepts user inputs like investment portfolio value, retirement age ranges and post retirement spending rules based on the retirement circumstance, further inputs are included like projected market performance and inflation impact assumptions, the invention then simulates a multitude... Agent: Robert J. Ireland
20100179919 - Student venture management: A technique involves providing an actual cost commitment and investing a retail value of the actual cost commitment to a student venture, and receiving a return on the retail value and a return on actual cost that is equal to the return on the retail value minus the actual cost... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100179925 - System and method for making positions held by a trader fungible: Positions held by a trader are made fungible by selecting a first position in a first futures contract that is deliverable and selecting a second position in a second futures contract, wherein the first and second futures contracts are traded in a first and second market, respectively. Offsetting the first... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP
20100179923 - Timing mechanism and direct messaging for electronic trading platform: A system and interface for trading financial instruments. The system consists of an intermediary computer system that is operable to communicate with one or more trader terminals utilizing either a private line, a network or the Internet. The intermediary computer system is comprised of one or more processors and storage... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100179922 - Valuation-tilted capitalization weighted investment methods and products: The invention relates to investment vehicles and methods for determining the composition of such investment vehicles based on a valuation-tilted, capitalization-weighted technique. In one aspect, the invention includes identifying assets to be included in an investment vehicle, calculating a asset valuation for each of the assets, ranking the assets based... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100179903 - System and method for purchasing a financial instrument indexed to entertainment revenue: A method for purchasing a securities bundle indexed to entertainment revenue comprises selecting a securities bundle offered by a special-purpose entity. The securities bundle comprises a first security and a second security and the securities bundle is associated with a closing date. The first security is associated with a first... Agent: Innovation Division
20100179902 - Systems and methods for performing two-way one-to-many and many-to-many auctions for financial instruments: A switch engine module receive interest rate risk portfolios from a plurality of traders, and for each prospective trader, provides available switches based on positions in other counterparty portfolios that offset the viewing traders' positions. The offsetting positions are encoded with credit preference information in order to identify eligible trades... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100179901 - Systems and methods for processing and transmitting test orders: In various embodiments, test trading orders are generated, transmitted and ranked.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100179899 - Test trading: Disclosed are systems and methods for placing and processing test orders and real orders.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100179900 - Test trading: Disclosed are systems and methods for placing and processing test orders and real orders.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100179904 - Shared appreciation loan modification system and method: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for modifying the terms of a loan and for providing for a shared appreciation loan program. For example, in one embodiment the amount owed on an existing HELOC is split into two portions. A qualifying borrower can defer... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100179905 - Web-based coordination of volunteer sign-up sheets: A light-weight, easy to use, commonly accessible, sign-up sheet that can be sent to volunteers and/or participants on email or social media vehicles. The sign-up sheet preferably has some or all of the following features. In some cases, the sign-up sheet auto-updates and keeps everyone informed. It preferably aids the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100179908 - Method and system for performing money transfer transactions: A method of performing a send money transfer transaction through a financial services institution includes storing transaction details on a data base, wherein the transaction details include a desired amount of money to be sent; establishing a code that corresponds to the transaction details stored on the data base; entering... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100179907 - Methods and a system for providing transaction related information: Methods and a system for providing a service enabling users to securely request and receive data representing details of a payment card using a mobile telephony device. The data representing details of a payment card can then be used to partake in a commercial transaction in which the user is... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100179906 - Payment authorization method and apparatus: When a customer (112) sends an order including credit or debit card payment details, from their Internet browser to a merchant (110) web site, the merchant seeks authorisation from the credit or debit card issuer (114). The credit card issuer sends an e-mail to the holder of the credit or... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20100179909 - User defined udk: A server computer including a processor and a computer readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer readable medium includes code executable by the processor, where the code includes code for receiving user input, code for forming a concatenated value by concatenating the user input with a data string associated... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100179910 - Creative writing book series with reader suggested storylines incorporated therein: A creative writing method including a series of books wherein each book tells a story that includes an incomplete final chapter having unresolved character and/or plot issues and wherein readers are encouraged to create and submit suggested storylines to resolve and complete the final chapter and continue the story. Submitted... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
20100179911 - Collateral validation system: The present invention is directed to a collateral validation system, and method providing an approach to automating valuation reconciliation. The collateral validation system is a fully automated validation of past and current valuations as well as allowing for forecasting future collateral values. It incorporates multiple independent opinions of value using... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke
20100179912 - Automated collection and scale system: The disclosure describes a novel approach of utilizing a collection bin for a front loading waste collection vehicle. The collection bin includes a weighing system with a processor for measuring the weights of material collected from each waste container and associating this weight with appropriate data, such as the owner... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100179913 - System and method for facilitating the handling of a dispute using disparate architecture: A system is disclosed for handling post transactional credit disputes in real-time via a variety of transactional environments and architectures. The system includes one or more workstations linked to a communication channel and one or more servers with at least one having capability of displaying a plurality of pre-existing dispute... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100179914 - Marking of products: A method of marking an individual product with a unique code. The method can include associating the product with an indicia comprising photoactive, reflective or electromagnetic particles or combinations thereof or one or more photoactive, reflective or electromagnetic films or substrates that includes a random physical property, measuring the random... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100179915 - Apparatus, system, and method for aggregating a plurality of feeds: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for aggregating a plurality of feeds automatically without explicitly designing or developing an aggregated feed. In one embodiment, a collaboration module defines a collaboration group of one or more members with each member having an online relationship to each other. A definition module... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100179916 - Career management system: The present invention relates to a career management system comprising a module enabling the user of the system to prepare a career profile and comprising a processor enabling the system to learn and provide targeted information to the user and to link the user with other users and user groups.... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.
20100179917 - Method to initialize a physical identification system for a physical item identifier: In the present invention, a machine-readable item identifier is affixed to a physical item. The identifier is unique and is used to identify the item. The item identifier has three segments: 1) catalog identifier, 2) item description identifier, and 3) physical item identifier. The catalog identifier is used to determine... Agent: Norman Ken Ouchi
20100179918 - Pilot anthropometric screening system: Methods and systems for determining a subject's suitability for workstations such as aircraft cockpits, based on the subject's anthropometric measurements. The subject's measurements are used as input to a workspace accommodation model that predicts an individual's ability to perform the tasks that are judged to be critical to the safe... Agent: Brion Raffoul
20100179926 - Facilitating commercialization of innovative ideas: A method includes receiving at a publicly advertised casting call ideas without any confidentiality obligations and without any use restriction; identifying a product embodying each idea; considering patentability and commercial feasibility of the product; selecting some of the ideas based on these considerations; acquiring all intellectual property rights in the... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100174549 - Emergency consequence assessment tool and method: The Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool (ECAT) is an interactive web-based software tool. ECAT is designed to meet the challenge of assessing health risks and determining what actions need to be taken during a crisis caused by a terrorist attack or natural disaster. ECAT provides instant access to key information and... Agent: Michael N. Lau Lau & Associates, LLC
20100174553 - Diabetes therapy management system: A method of diabetes analysis is provided. A plurality of glucose level readings for a user is received. The plurality of blood glucose level readings are analyzed to generate a report. The report includes a first chart along a 24-hour timeline indicating the plurality of glucose level readings, and a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.
20100174550 - Method and system for online inventory and cost management: The present invention relates to a method and system for procedure pack inventory management. The system provides access to data relating to healthcare facilities, custom and standard procedure pack data, component data for each procedure pack, and vendor data. The system may filter the access data and output the results... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100174552 - System and methodology for filling prescriptions: An overall pharmacy system and methodology begins with bulk medications and supplements introduced into the work flow, individually packaged and assembled into med pass orders per patient and delivered to the long-term care (LTC) facility or other institution for patient consumption. The process according to one embodiment of this invention... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100174551 - Systems and methods of registering for emergency medical services: Various systems and methods are provided for registering for emergency medical services. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a current wait time for an emergency medical facility; receiving a request to reserve a visitation time for the emergency medical facility, the visitation time after the current wait time; requesting... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100174554 - Administration of drugs: A method of administering a drug to a patient which involves providing a single interface for entry of data including one or more of drug identity, dosage rate, prescribed dosage form, concentration and form of drug, and patient body weight, processing the input data using an algorithm which converts the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100174561 - Computer implemented methods to manage the profitability of an insurance network: Computer implemented methods are provided for managing and optimizing the profitability of an insurance network with a plurality of physicians in a healthcare practice participating therein. Exemplary computer implemented methods can include, for example, comparing data received via a communications network for each of the plurality of physicians in the... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100174556 - Method and apparatus for facilitating provider payment: Authorization, clearing and settlement are facilitated for a pre-payment portion of a transaction conducted with a provider using a payment device having an account number. Adjudication of a claim pertaining to the transaction is facilitated, resulting in a payer portion and a remaining patient portion. Storage of transaction information pertaining... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100174559 - Method and system for providing neuron conditioning: A method and system for forming an integrated group. The method comprises taking and comparing neuro-hormone ratios of individuals and comparing the ratios to predetermined ratio. The method may also comprise comparing an fMRI scan of an individual to a predetermined fMRI scan. By correcting differences from the predetermined values... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100174560 - Method, system and apparatus for assembling data associated with an emergency call event: A method and apparatus for assembling data associated with an emergency call event is provided. A location of a communication device is determined based on a device identifier conveyed via an emergency call, responsive to determining that the emergency call has occurred in a communication network, originating from the communication... Agent: Mitel Networks Corporation Michelle Whittington, Esq.
20100174558 - System and method for data collection and management: Collecting, validating, managing, and sharing data, for example healthcare and patient data, may include using a networked portable device. A forms-based system and process (referred to in some embodiments as DirectForms™) may allow clinical staff to efficiently collect and validate data on portable devices. In accordance with an embodiment, the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100174557 - System and method for ranking quality improvement factors in patient care: Quality improvement factors in patient care are ranked. Hospital performance is measured, such as a CMS measure. The variables and/or values relative contribution to quality of care is determined using medical records of the hospital. The variables and/or values are ranked according influence of the quality of care result. The... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100174555 - System for automatic clinical pathway optimization: At least one embodiment of the present invention refers to a method, a system, a computer readable medium and/or a computer program product for optimizing a clinical pathway. The clinical pathway includes a sequence of actions. In at least one embodiment, he method aims at finding the best suitable and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100174562 - Warranty method and system: The present invention compensates loss resulting from unexpected outcome of service or unanticipated product performance. A consumer is provided an option to purchase a warranty prior to or during product purchase or service engagement, the warranty offering pre-determined levels of award calculated from a probabilistic, multi-variable process. Each level of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100174564 - Method and system for connecting an insured to an insurer using a mobile device: A system and method for connecting an insured to an insurer using a mobile device in order to provide insurance services. The mobile device, which is associated with the insured, includes a mobile insurance module that is in communication with a server insurance module of a server, which is associated... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100174565 - Method and system for providing minimum contract values in an annuity with lifetime benefit payments: A data processing method administers a deferred annuity product during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity product has a contract value, a guarantee of lifetime benefit payments and a minimum contract value. Administration of the product determines a minimum contract value, while paying a lifetime benefit payment... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100174563 - System and method for purchasing insurance: The present invention is a system, device, and method of purchasing insurance from a remote location.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.
20100174566 - Systems and methods for analyzing sensor data: The invention herein generally pertains to underwriting an insurance policy utilizing sensors to detect, determine, measure and assess one or more conditions, states of affairs, physical properties and process as each relates an insurable property interest. More specifically is disclosed a method and computerized system for managing the underwriting, quoting... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100174568 - Method and system for validating open basis resrvation at lodging: A method of doing business, and related system, for a pre-reservation on an open basis, namely for a guaranteed room on a future unspecified date or future unspecified dates at lodging, which belongs to a group of pre-selected lodgings in a designated geographic area, where the open basis reservation can... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100174567 - Mobility assistance system: Apparatus (1) for enabling temporary access to a wheelchair (15) comprises a number of wheelchair containers (2) and a control unit (5) which communicates with the containers and is arranged to interact with a user to permit release of the wheelchair from the container. Each container may be provided with... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100174569 - Destin: An enterprise resource planning (ERP) based total task integrated destination management system. The system is configured to operate in a Windows based platform comprising a destination management service organizer and a concierge service organizer for rendering hospitality services. The destination management service organizer is operable to receive a plurality of... Agent: John Alumit
20100174574 - Intelligent submittal management related applications:
20100174570 - Method and system for risk monitoring in online business: A method of risk monitoring in online business is disclosed. The method captures parameters of a user request and business data of processing the request by a business processing system; packs the parameters and the business data into an event object; analyzes the event object according to risk monitoring rules;... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100174572 - Methods and apparatus for analyzing user information to identify conditions indicating a need for assistance for the user: Systems and techniques for analyzing information relating to a user to determine whether the user requires assistance. Information for a user is received from sources selected to provide information relating to the user's activities and analyzed to determine whether conditions exist indicating a possible need for assistance for the user.... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Canavan
20100174573 - Rough order of magnitude narrative system: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for modeling and estimating costs for a project, such as a construction or remodeling project. For example, embodiments of the present invention provide a project cost modeling system having a communication interface configured to receive a first level... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100174575 - Meeting management system with failover and failback capabilities for meeting moderators: Meeting management software can include a moderator assigner module. The moderator assigner can include a moderator failover capability and a moderator failback capability. The moderator failover capability can substitute a replacement for a moderator when the moderator is determined to be unavailable for a scheduled meeting. The moderator failback capability... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20100174576 - System and method for monitoring operation of vehicles: Systems, methods, devices, and computer programming products useful for the gathering and use of data relating to structural loading and other operational use of transit and other vehicles, and their systems. Systems according to the invention can, for example, comprise one or more data acquisition devices such as strain gauges,... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100174577 - Automated task delegation based on skills: The automated task delegation and project management system tracks user profiles and project profiles, which include information about the interests and skills each user in the system possess as well as the skills that are required by each project in the system and the characteristics of each project. This information... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100174578 - Interface for project and task submission for automated delegation: The automated task delegation and project management system tracks user profiles and project profiles, which include information about the interests and skills each user in the system possesses as well as the skills that are required by each project in the system and the characteristics of each project. This information... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100174580 - Method for interdepartmental coordination of software-assisted activity, in particular in a hospital: In a hospital, a virtual team can be formed on an interdepartmental basis, with individual roles of treating physicians being defined based on a scheme appropriate to a treatment situation and specific physicians being allocated to the roles such that just-in-time planning of a patient's treatment can be carried out.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100174579 - System and method for project management and completion: In general, in one aspect, a system for planning and executing projects, facilitates creating a project model comprising tasks and dependencies, determining the complexity of the tasks, and modifying the tasks to maintain complexity within predetermined bounds. The system can facilitate designating one or more tasks to be redundant tasks,... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100174581 - Workflow management apparatus, workflow management method, and workflow management program embodied on a computer-readable medium: In order to provide the information for allowing smooth execution of a plurality of processes defined by a workflow, a workflow management apparatus includes a workflow accepting portion to accept and store a workflow, an identification information obtaining portion to obtain identification information for identifying a worker, an execution workflow... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100174582 - Efficient and effective user targeted advertising through user driven selections and use of video and electronic games: Systems, apparatus and methods for marketing through advertising video games are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises presenting a list of the one or more products, services, brands or locations to one or more users; requesting the users select one or more products, services, brands or locations; receiving data... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20100174584 - Method, system and computer program for client acquisition and surveying: A method, system and computer program for enabling a loyalty system to be linked to one or more card issuers, cardholders, merchants, and thereby their cardholders. A system operable to create, implement and manage one or more loyalty programs that provide benefits to members of the loyalty programs in connection... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20100174586 - Methods for measuring emotive response and selection preference: The present invention relates generally to consumer research methods for measuring emotive response to visual stimuli.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100174585 - System, method and computer program product for interfacing software engines: A system, method and computer program product for interfacing a decision engine and a marketing engine in order to provide vendor-related data in response to decision-related data is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system and method may include providing a decision engine on a user-accessible network; interfacing a... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20100174583 - Systems and methods for business process modelling: A system and method for automatically or semi-automatically analyzing business processes including elements for or processes for: monitoring business activities as conducted by a user of a target software application by monitoring the computer screens viewed by the user and user-system interaction; using pattern matching to determine the semantic elements... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20100174587 - Pet service exchange market: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems of creating and operating a pet service exchange marketplace. The marketplace facilitates the matching of members desiring pet care services with other members willing to provide these services. Point values may be established for various services and these points... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100174588 - System and method for banking market analysis: System and method of estimating a wallet share for one or more advisors for investment banking deals involving equity-related products that occurred during an evaluation time period. Method may comprising determining a fee estimate for the one or more advisors for the deals involving equity-related products during the evaluation time... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100174592 - Inventory control and balancing system: A method for providing a plurality of users with the ability to engage in the swap of a plurality of items comprising the following: providing a system for the entry of a plurality of items into inventory of a system by a plurality of users; providing a fixed number of... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100174593 - Online simulations and network applications: Systems and methods are provided that involve a player to a significant degree with an advertisement and its accompanying product or service. One setting of the system and method may be a network application that is adjunct to an online simulation such as an MMO game. The system and method... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20100174594 - My faves section for a website: Social networking site where the user selects advertising material that is shown on their personal section. The user enters favorites, and stored promotional information associated with those favorites is shown to the user. The user selects which of the stored promotional material will be shown on their personal part of... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20100174596 - Method and apparatus for mobile offer fulfillment: Rewards systems, methods, means and computer program code are provided which include a transaction processing system, receiving a transaction authorization request message generated from a point of interaction, the transaction authorization request message including a purchase amount, and a customer account identifier, the transaction processing system generating an authorization response... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100174595 - Method and system for managing credits via a mobile device: System and method for delivering upon request credits having monetary value to a mobile device using a communications network. An account of available credit for the user of the mobile device is maintained and authorization to issue credit is generated when a request for credit for the mobile device is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100174597 - Method and system using wildcard values: A method of processing data on a server computer is disclosed. The method includes receiving data at the server computer, the data including a first data string including one or more wildcard values. The first data string is specifically associated with a consumer, and the one or more wildcard values... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100174589 - System and method for supporting allocation of reward points, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A terminal for supporting allocation, to a customer, of reward points redeemable for an article or a service is provided. The terminal includes a soon-to-be-lost-point calculation portion that calculates, for each of reward programs in which the customer participates, an amount of soon-to-be-lost-reward points that is an amount of reward... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100174598 - Methods, systems and computer readable media for redeeming and delivering electronic loyalty reward certificates using a mobile device: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for redeeming and delivering electronic loyalty reward certificates using a mobile device are disclosed. In one example, the method includes utilizing a loyalty reward certificate selection device to generate electronic loyalty reward certificate selection information and providing the loyalty reward certificate selection information and... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100174599 - System and method for providing content associated with a product or service: Systems, methods, and devices for providing and managing benefits associated with a product or service are provided. For example, a device for managing benefits associated with a product or service may include a processor configured to run a product benefit management application, a memory device operably coupled to the processor,... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100174600 - Method and apparatus for providing credits for game play: Systems and methods are provided for offering a voucher which is redeemable for credits at a casino. The voucher may be redeemed for a first value of credits. One is charged a second value for the voucher, in which the second value is less than the first value. If the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100174601 - System and method for redeeming coupons: A method dealing with the marketing of manufacturer products using promotional coupons and web based point of sale technology that inventories and matches coupon promotions based on the demands of the consumer. Shopping lists are matched to coupons offered, which provides a mechanism for consumers to prioritize and anticipate buying... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20100174590 - Advertising device and method therefor: The advertising device has a frame having a recessed front surface surrounded by a protrusive edge. A plurality of slots is formed along the protrusive edge proximate the recessed front surface. At least one insert is provided. The insert has a plurality of tabs capable of being inserted into the... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100174591 - Data access engine and graphic interface for portable computer devices: A data access engine and graphic interface for portable computer devices are disclosed. According to one embodiment a system comprises a server in communication with a network, a database in communication with the network, a device in communication with the network, and an interface displayed on the device. The interface... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100174602 - Methods and systems for providing targeted marketing over the internet: A system, method and computer-readable medium for providing customized content to at least one prospective customer are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes the step of creating a personalized portal page in a database by aggregating corporate information relevant to a prospect's business interest. Next, the method directs the... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20100174603 - System and method for advertising placement and/or web site optimization: In general, in one aspect, a method for web site optimization includes publishing performance statistics of task performers, facilitating selection of task performers for participation in a competition based on the published performance statistics, facilitating optimization by each selected competitors, collecting response to the optimization of each selected competitor, updating... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100174604 - Business method for promoting goods and services of providers: A business method for promoting goods and services of providers includes the steps of designating a group of targeted recipients, and storing demographics information of each recipient in an electronic database. A plurality of direct mail items including provider promotions is generated, and each marked with a machine-readable ID code... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. Southpark Towers
20100174605 - Methods and apparatus for serving relevant advertisements: The relevance of advertisements to a user's interests is improved. In one implementation, the content of a web page is analyzed to determine a list of one or more topics associated with that web page. An advertisement is considered to be relevant to that web page if it is associated... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100174606 - Targeted advertising services method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for providing an automatically upgradeable software application includes targeted advertising based upon demographics and user interaction with the computer. The software application includes a display region used for banner advertising that is downloaded over a network such as the Internet. The software application is accessible from... Agent: James D. Stevens Reising Ethington P.C.
20100174607 - Contextual advertising techniques for implemented at mobile devices: Various techniques are disclosed for delivering contextual advertising information to end users of a data network via a mobile device. At least one operation may be initiated to determine the features, capabilities and/or services supported at an identified mobile device. A first contextual advertising delivery technique may be implemented in... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100174608 - Digital rights management and audience measurement systems and methods: Digital rights management and audience measurement systems and methods are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a request to transfer a first packet of a media content at a router, extracting a code embedded in a payload of the first packet, analyzing a business rule based on the extracted code... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100174609 - Method and system for correcting bias introduced by estimating offer values: A system and method for improving online advertising auctions. The system includes an offer store configured to received offers from advertisers bidding do display advertisements to users. An estimator engine in communication with the offer store estimates values for each of the offers to produce estimated offer values. An adjustment... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100174610 - Internet-based personal media group website technology for content management and exchange (system and methods): Internet Based System and Methods for implementing a Media Group Website Technology Platform for Content Management and Exchange by providing means for allowing: A1) The creation of the Personal Media Group comprised by: A1) A Community Website for Media Broadcasters (including Program/Channel Schedule), A2) A Community Website for Media Consumers,... Agent: Alejandro E. Del Real
20100174611 - Method for improving financial transaction security: Methods are disclosed for performing cardholder verification associated with a customer card transaction through use of code sequences delivered independently to a point of sale terminal and to a customer unit (e.g., mobile phone). A point of sale terminal initiates a customer card transaction by sending a card number to... Agent: Alcatel - Lucent Usa Inc. Docket Administrator - Room 2f-192
20100174612 - Methods, apparatus and articles for use in association with token: In some embodiments, a method comprises receiving a request from a customer to temporarily associate a token issued to the customer with a payment account associated with the customer, and temporarily associating the token with the payment account in response at least in part to the request. In some embodiments,... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100174613 - Customer sessions with ticket association using lottery point-of-sale devices: The present invention provides a system and method that facilitates the tracking of customer sessions for lottery customers using a lottery-related point-of-sale (POS) device and/or printer control device (PCD). Rather than printing and cutting receipts in that order, the present invention handles multiple gaming-related transactions by first issuing a cut... Agent: Thomas F. Bergert C/o Williams MullenIPDocketing
20100174614 - System and method for managing electronic service platform: Provided are a system and a method for managing an electronic service platform, which are applicable to a network communication architecture including a server end, a user end, and a POS terminal. The method includes: logging in, by the user end, a common service platform provided at the server end;... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20100174617 - Gesture exchange via communications in virtual world applications: A method, system and computer-readable medium are disclosed for exchanging gestures in a virtual world application. In one embodiment, the virtual world application determines whether a first avatar has a gesture exchange function enabled. If so, the virtual world application displays words communicated by a first user to a second... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice
20100174616 - Method and system for utilizing purchase upgrades for purposes of providing humanitarian aid: A system for processing transactions related to providing humanitarian aid. A database stores a plurality of identification codes for a plurality of upgraded items, each of which is available for purchase. The database also stores instructions for providing humanitarian aid in association with a purchase of an upgraded item. A... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
20100174618 - Personalized gift artifact: The present invention concerns a device and method for preparing an artifact personalized by a subject, wherein a personalized acoustic message is obtained from the subject, the message is transferred to an autonomous sound reproduction unit configured to store the message and reproduce the message upon activation, the autonomous sound... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100174619 - System and method for managing trading orders with decaying reserves: A system comprises a memory operable to store a trading order for a particular quantity of a trading product, wherein a first portion of the particular quantity is a displayed quantity and a second portion of the particular quantity is a reserved quantity. The system further comprises a processor communicatively... Agent: Innovation Division
20100174615 - System and method for processing orders for the procurement of reprints: The present invention relates to a system and method for aggregating orders for a requested reprint to allow an organization to effectively capture bulk discounts afforded by reprint providers. The system and method generates a quote related to the acquisition of the requested reprint. The generated quotes can be updated... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100174620 - Payment system: Disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods of processing payment authorisation requests for payment transactions to be conducted via a data communications network. The method allows identification of an issuing bank from a plurality of issuing banks as one which is to be utilised in a given transaction and facilitate a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100174623 - System and method for managing items of interest selected from online merchants: A system for managing wish list items from a plurality of online merchants is provided. The system includes a memory, processor and item management module executed by the processor. The memory stores data regarding the wish list items that have been selected by a user while browsing online merchant websites.... Agent: Afs/ Visa
20100174621 - System and method for purchasing applications and peripherals: A computerized method and system for enabling purchase of dedicated function computing is disclosed. The method and system include providing for purchase of a base microprocessing unit, accepting, at a broadband connected-user interface, of one or more user criteria indicating desired ones of the dedicated function computing, and providing for... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100174622 - System for searching for sound source using map information and method thereof: A sound source search system is capable of searching for a sound source using map information. If particular area information among the map information is selected, a sound source search client requests sound source tag information and sound source information associated with the selected particular area information. A sound source... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100174624 - Systems and methods for financing high-value items: Methods and supporting systems for inventory financing and tracking receives information from potential borrowers, potential lenders, and from inventory tracking sub-systems. The information includes information regarding items in inventory, information about the potential borrowers, information about potential lenders and information identifying the items in inventory held by the borrowers. Potential... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100174625 - Method and system for awarding points for purchases for purposes of providing humanitarian aid: A system is described for providing humanitarian aid. The system includes means for providing a sponsored item for sale at a merchant. The sponsored item is associated with a corresponding point value used for purposes of providing humanitarian aid. Means are provided for registering a purchase of the sponsored item... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
20100174626 - Payment system: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of processing payment authorisation requests for payment transactions to be conducted via a data communications network on behalf of online merchants. The payment authorisation requests are conducted as a result of orders by financial instrument holders via a plurality of different online merchant... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100174627 - System and method to analyze a billing system database and revenue performance by applying scientifically proven statistical filters to analyze variation and identify useful exceptions: Described herein are systems and methods for obtaining information and evaluating billing system process data to predict where problems occur. The systems and methods may be used to evaluate data collected over time by individual clients and their billing service providers. The systems and methods provide the ability to monitor... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100174628 - Use of separate rib ledgers in a computerized enterprisere source planning system: Enterprise management applications perform a “revenues increasing the budget” (RIB) operation on general ledger data and store elements of the general ledger data that have a RIB effect in another ledger, called the “RIB ledger”. RIB ledgers may include sets of RIB rules, storage for documents reflecting all relevant delta... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100174630 - Charging method, charging network element, charging system, and communication system: A charging method, a charging network element, a charging system, and a communication system are disclosed. Network elements are categorized into a master network element and a slave network element; charging control is triggered by the master network element, and the slave network element is responsible for reporting the charging... Agent: Huawei/bhgl
20100174629 - Metered delivery of wireless power: A system is disclosed for charging or billing for access to wireless power. The device requiring power communicates with the power provider and the billing method is determined. A consumer may be required to provide billing information, or if the billing information is already associated with an existing account, the... Agent: In Re: 28533 Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione
20100174632 - Check destruction tracking and reconstruction: A method for check destruction tracking and reconstruction relates to tracking the destruction of financial institution items, such as paper checks. The method includes transferring the financial institution items to a bin for transporting the items to be destroyed. The bin is associated with a bin identifier. The items which... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100174631 - Secure device firmware: The present invention provides a method and a device using a secure firmware for secure electronic transactions. This firmware realizes two main functions: (1) providing protection for transaction, and (2) providing a unified standard interface for application programs.... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20100174665 - Automatic trading system with computer aided decision-methods of when to buy and sell on stock exchanges: A computerized trading system for trading a tradable product at stock exchanges having a user terminal connected to a data communication system being able to provide a graphical user interface (GUI) to the user terminal through which a user can define a number of criteria to be met in order... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20100174664 - Etf trading in secondary market based on underlying basket: A trading system enables investors to execute trades electronically on exchange at prices that are chosen in consideration of the derivative nature of ETFs as a portfolio of securities or other financial instruments. In addition to measuring liquidity in the ETF itself on exchange, the trading system analyzes the liquidity... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100174663 - Reit-based pure property return indexes: The present disclosure is directed to generating REIT-based pure property return indexes. First, REIT return data is compiled from each REIT of a plurality of REITs at a predetermined frequency. Then, the generated REIT return data is de-levered and processed according to exposures to each of a plurality of target... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100174666 - System and method for generating real-time indicators iin a trading list or portfolio: A trading platform computer system for detecting an abnormal trading condition of a security uses real-time and estimated values of one or more variables associated with the condition of the security to generate one or more analytic metrics that are compared to empirical distributions based on one or more peer... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100174633 - Determination of implied orders in a trade matching system: A computer implemented method for determining implied orders in an electronic trading system is provided. The method comprises receiving a first set of one or more real orders, wherein the orders are not tradable against each other. One or more implied orders are identified within the first set of real... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20100174637 - Dynamic aggressive/passive pegged trading: A computer-implemented system and method for executing trades of financial securities according to a combination passive/aggressive trading strategy that reliably executes trades of lists of securities or blocks of a single security within a desired time frame while taking advantage of dynamic market movement to realize price improvement for the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100174635 - Method and system of trading a standardized contract: A system, method, and corresponding computer program product facilitates trading of a standardized contract. The terms of the contract may be such that it provides a payout from one party to the other based on the price, yield, level or other measure of an asset, basket, index, financial contract, other... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100174636 - Method and system of trading a standardized contract: A system, method, and corresponding computer program product facilitates trading of a standardized contract. The terms of the contract may be such that it provides a payout from one party to the other based on the price, yield, level or other measure of an asset, basket, index, financial contract, other... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100174634 - System and method for providing latency protection for trading orders: A system for managing trading orders comprises a memory operable to store an order associated with a first price. The system further comprises a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and operable to identify a latency value. The processor is further operable to receive a counterorder and to identify a... Agent: Innovation Division
20100174639 - Emergency fund and replacement of credit/debit cards-lost, stolen, defective or fraudulently used: A credit card Emergency Fund system, comprising the steps of a credit card provider opening one or two accounts with two different card numbers, with a first “main credit card” and a second credit card for a spare. Alternatively, one credit card is provided with one or two accounts. Upon... Agent: Israel Nissenbaum
20100174638 - Report existence monitoring: Certain consumers may not have a credit report and, thus, may not be able to enroll in a credit monitoring service. A credit report monitoring system requests a credit report of consumers that are attempting to enroll in a credit monitoring service. If no credit report is located for the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100174640 - Change orders: Method, apparatus and system for setting up withdrawal change orders online or at a cash handling device for immediately retrieval and/or future retrievals of paper cash and coin. The change order may include specific requested denominations of paper cash and/or coins. The change order may also include a specific location... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100174641 - Deposit of coins into a financial account: Method, apparatus and system for receiving coins and generating a certificate for depositing the sum of received coins in a banking account. The user may redeem the certificate in an already existing bank account or may enroll into a new banking account and receive immediate access to the funds redeemed.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100174642 - Solar powered utility: Systems and methods for providing renewable energy to rural communities employ a solar powered charger and a key configured to activate the solar powered charger, where the solar powered charger is enabled for one or more charge and discharge cycles to provide electrical energy to a device configured to be... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100174644 - Integrated file structure useful in connection with apparatus and method for facilitating account restructuring in an electronic bill payment system: An electronic funds transfer bill payment operation of a financial institution receives first information representing an account restructuring of a biller which uses the electronic funds transfer bill payment operation. The first information is combined with second information into a uniformly formatted file. The second information is formatted differently than... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100174645 - Pay yourself first with user guidance: The system encourages users to not only pay themselves first, but to pay themselves first in the largest amounts possible, even if they are not able to fully pay outstanding debts. The system obtains information related to the user's income, income sources, user's debts (e.g., bills) and user's goals. The... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100174643 - System and method for integrating billing information from alternate energy sources with traditional energy sources: The method and system of the present invention provides for data gathering of energy systems, calculation of billing information for the energy systems to include both traditional energy sources and renewable energy sources, and creation of various outputs to include various user interfaces applicable to overall management of the energy... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100174646 - Person-to-person funds transfer: Systems and methods are illustrated for performing a person-to-person funds transfer. A person-to-person funds transfer process may be divided into a funds transfer initiation process to receive the funds to be transferred and recipient information from a sender and a funds retrieval process to provide the funds to a recipient.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100174650 - Electronic settlement system, electronic settlement server, negotiable-value providing apparatus, mobile communication terminal, and electronic settlement method: The present invention provides an electronic settlement system which is similar to cash settlement and which is available even in a game hall. The present invention provides an electronic settlement system including an electronic settlement server, a mobile communication terminal, and a negotiable-value providing apparatus. In the electronic settlement system,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100174647 - Method and apparatus for initiating a funds transfer using a mobile device: The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for initiating an electronic funds transfer. The system includes a first mobile device, a payment engine, and a payment repository. The first mobile device includes functionality to display a notification of a sales transaction, obtain an authorization from the consumer to... Agent: Osha - Liang L.L.P. (intuit)
20100174651 - Method and system for initiating and/or conducting a transaction that is associated with at least two corresponding declarations of intent: The present invention relates to a method and a system for initiating and/or conducting a transaction that is associated with at least two corresponding declarations of intent, in particular a payment transaction, between at least two transaction parties via a processing unit (3), in which payment transaction at least one... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310
20100174649 - Methods and systems for validating online transactions using location information: A method comprising: obtaining a service point location, the service point location being associated with a logical identifier assigned to end-user equipment used in an attempt to make an online transaction; obtaining at least one authorized transaction point location, the at least one authorized transaction point location being associated with... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20100174648 - Secure real-time business processing systems: The present disclosure provides a dynamic business system comprising a business intelligence processing module; a dynamic rules module coupled to said business intelligence module; a dynamic collaboration engine coupled to said dynamic rules module and said business intelligence processing module; a data mining and expert knowledge module coupled to said... Agent: Daniel W. Krantz Industrysuite LLC
20100174652 - Cryptographic methods, apparatus and systems for storage media electronic right management in closed and connected appliances: A rights management arrangement for storage media such as optical digital video disks (DVDs, also called digital versatile disks) provides adequate copy protection in a limited, inexpensive mass-produceable, low-capability platform such as a dedicated home consumer disk player and also provides enhanced, more flexible security techniques and methods when the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100174653 - Secure method and device of financial transaction: A secure method and device thereof is provided for financial transaction without being access of any personal and confidential transaction information by any unwanted party, which includes the following steps. Receive transaction information and personal information of a user in a secure financial transaction device. Encrypt the transaction information, the... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20100174655 - Digital content distribution using identification tags: Systems and methods for storing and distributing digital content using RFID tags are described. The systems contain a storage device for the digital content, a display device that provides an offer for the digital content, a capture device for accepting the offer, a distribution device for distributing the content to... Agent: Kenneth E. Horton Kirton & Mcconkle
20100174654 - Electronic trading system supporting anonymous negotiation and indicators of interest: A system conducts anonymous negotiations and supports indications-of-interest in trading stock. The system includes a database for storing public orders received from a public stock trading system; and a server for receiving hidden orders from a plurality of users and for conducting anonymous negotiations between first and second users with... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100174656 - System and method for coordinating building and construction activities: A computer based system and method for coordinating building and construction activities that allows electronic punchlists to be created, updated, and managed remotely using a handheld device or a computer with access to the internet. The system and method allows for complete control in the field. The electronic punchlists may... Agent: Robert D. Gunderman, Jr. Patent Technologies, LLC
20100174657 - System and method for appraisal information services: A method for providing appraisal reference information from a computer based system includes receiving description of a target item for appraisal in the system, defining a geographic area for the appraisal in the system, searching price information of the target item within the geographic area based on the description of... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20100174658 - System and method for enhancing the efficiency of real estate transactions: A computer system and method for real estate transactions concerning the purchase or sale of real property is provided. The method comprises engaging a realtor and a mortgage originator to participate in the real estate transaction, providing unified communication among a client, the realtor and the mortgage originator, whereby the... Agent: The Matthews Firm
20100174659 - Systems and methods for improving the liquidity and distribution network for luxury and other illiquid items: Systems and methods for improving the liquidity and distribution network for luxury and other illiquid items are provided. These systems and methods preferably include the trading of futures and options contracts, which will provide the liquidity and distribution network for luxury items. Possible embodiments of these systems and methods include... Agent: Joel Weiss C/o Fish & Neave
20100174660 - Methods and computer-readable media for facilitating forensic investigations of online transactions: A method, comprising: receiving a first identifier associated with an online transaction and a second identifier used by end user equipment involved in the online transaction; obtaining evidentiary information pertaining to the end user equipment based on the second identifier; storing in a database a record that associates the first... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20100174661 - Wireless branding: A device wirelessly broadcasts branding information associated with a consumer product attached to the device. The branding information is sent to a receiver located remotely from the product.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100174662 - Collaborative system and process for developing and managing innovations: A system and process for collaborating members of a network. A generation module facilitates the submission of ideas by the members of the network. A development module facilitates the members of the network to provide input to develop the ideas submitted via the generation module. An evaluation module facilitates the... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100174667 - Charging cable with controller: A vehicle charging cable is disclosed configured to charge a vehicle battery on a vehicle from a utility power source, the cable comprising: a vehicle connector and a control module. The vehicle connector is connected to a power cable configured to supply power for charging the vehicle battery. The vehicle... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100174668 - Energy management of clothes dryer appliance: A clothes dryer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current cost of supplied energy. The controller operates the clothes dryer in one of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100174669 - Method of operating a micro-environment within a commercial complex to promote sales of goods and/or services offered for sale by participating retail merchants: The invention relates to a method of operating a microenvironment located within a common area of a shopping mall adapted to promote the particular goods and/or services offered for sale by one or more participating retail merchants leasing space adjacent to or near the microenvironment. One or more activities can... Agent: Patent Office Of J. John Shimazaki, PLLC07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100169107 - Method and apparatus for integrated personal genome management: Provided are a method and an apparatus for managing data indicating personal genome data. The method includes obtaining property information of a first personal genome data, which indicates genome information of an individual, by analyzing a first personal genome data, and generating integrated data by integrating the first personal genome... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100169106 - System and method for profiling jurors: A jury profiling system and method. A profiling system is provided that includes: A profiling system for profiling prospective jurors, comprising: a system for generating a case specific scoring table based on a set of survey data, wherein the survey data includes attribute data for a set of respondents and... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100169110 - Biological information management system: A healthcare professional terminal 90 creates a question message based on an input operation of a healthcare professional, and transmits the question message to a game apparatus 12. The game apparatus 12 creates, based on an input operation of a healthcare recipient, an answer message including an answer to a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100169108 - Distributed networks used for health-based data collection: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates aggregating data with a distributed network for health-related diagnosis. A device can include a sensor for dynamic collection of data, wherein the portion of data is wirelessly communicated from the device to a distributed network. An evaluator can... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100169113 - Hospital service line management tool: A method for managing, organizing, integrating, and evaluating a service line of a hospital. Primary goals of the present method include, for example, improving patient care, increasing financial margins, and building volume.... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100169109 - Managing patient care plans: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing patient care plans are provided. In embodiments, a patient care plan, including at least one order, is input into a patient profile. A user may proactively check for alerts related to the patient care plan or receive alert notification when signing the orders... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100169112 - Method for effecting computer implemented decision-support in prescribing a drug therapy: The method uses a rules database comprising a number of associated rules for prescribing the drug for treatment, where each rule indicates a prescription of the drug suitable for a specific set of patient data. Drug data and patient data are entered into the rules database. The database provides an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100169111 - Portable health & safety monitoring device: A portable health and safety monitoring device integrates real-time usage monitoring and wireless reporting. Wireless communications occur with each opening of a medication compartment which reporting the event time to a host server. The event is displayed online on a website accessible by authorized caregivers. The device optionally contains a... Agent: Eugenia S. Hansen Hemingway & Hansen, LLP
20100169114 - System and method for clinical intelligent agents implementing an integrated intelligent monitoring and notification system: A method includes: receiving patient specific data; comparing the patient specific data with reference data; producing alerts when the comparison determines that an event requiring action has occurred; and sending the alerts to care providers. An apparatus that implements the method and a computer readable medium including instructions for performing... Agent: Upmc
20100169115 - System for matching individuals with health care providers and methods thereof: A system for matching individuals with health care providers and methods thereof. The system is capable of collecting information from health care providers and individuals and thereafter matching individuals with clinical trial providers based upon that information by utilizing coding to eliminate medical terminology ambiguity. The system continually updates the... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100169116 - Systems and methods for workflow processing: Systems and methods for processing a workflow are disclosed. Certain embodiments allow prescreened data to be inserted into a workflow. A user's interpretation of prescreened data can be compared with previously obtained characteristics, enabling the user's interpretive output to be monitored and improved. The disclosed systems and methods have applications... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100169118 - Centralized healthcare data management: A mechanism that allows employers to associate “identity” tokens with a centralized healthcare record is provided. These tokens can be used by wellness applications to target specific behavior related to partnering employers. The innovation also provides for a mechanism that allows employers to review “events” from across the centralized healthcare... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100169123 - Health monitoring and diagnostic device and network-based health assessment and medical records maintenance system: A health monitoring and diagnostic device (LIFESTREAM cholesterol meter) configured as a self-contained testing and diagnostic unit in a clam-shell type case. One side of the case includes a spring-loaded finger stick and a compartment for carrying one or more packages of disposable items including a test strip, a needle... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20100169122 - Identification of health care associated infections: Described herein are embodiments directed to displaying presumptive health care infections (HAIs) that may be affecting a patients in health care facilities. Patient data is stored in a database. Software-encoded health care rules for detecting HAIs infections are applied to the patient data and used to classify a patient as... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100169120 - Patient to device association: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for maintaining an association between a patient and one or more medical devices are provided. Initially, an identification of a patient and at least one medical device may be received. The identification may be received by scanning a barcode, entering an identification into a computing... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100169121 - Patient to device association based on suggested devices: Methods and computer-readable media for associating a patient with one or more medical devices based upon a set of suggested medical devices provided to the user is provided. Initially, an identification of the patient is received, and may be received by scanning a bar code associated with the patient, entering... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100169124 - System and method for administering health care cost reduction: A system and method for the efficient administration of health care plans, particularly as to the reduction and/or elimination of avoidable medical costs for select individuals who participate in the plan, is disclosed. Existing health care data is processed to determine an indication as to the relative desirability of an... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100169117 - System and methods for managing medication the administration of a plurality of patients: The present invention concerns a system and methods for managing the administration of medication to a plurality of patients who are simultaneously lodged in an institution. The system comprises an information file card which corresponds to each and all patients and a support on which the information file cards may... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100169119 - Systems and methods for delivering continuous quality improvement to complex non-manufacturing industry: Healthcare as one example of a complex input-output model: Inputs represent the ingredients and contextual factors of healthcare delivery that would have impact on metrics that are tracked (i.e. outputs), one category of which include the execution of specific patient tasks. By monitoring outcomes (i.e. what has happened to the... Agent: Anwar A. Hussain
20100169125 - Insurance policy management in a virtual universe: An invention that manages insurance policies in a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is an insurance management tool including a rating component configured to assign a rating to an avatar based on a past behavior of the avatar. The insurance management tool further includes an insurance component... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100169128 - Methods of offering and providing a variable life insurance product: A variable universal life insurance product that includes a death benefit and associated investment vehicles is selectively offered. A life insurance policy chassis is provided by an insurance company to an asset manager. The asset manager combines the life insurance policy chassis with one or more associated investment vehicles managed... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100169127 - System and method for managing intellectual property-based risks: Presented herein are methods and systems for managing an entity's risks of patent coverage. More specifically, the present invention is directed to methods and system for insuring an entity against damage awards in patent litigation. The presented methods and systems allow a manufacturer to minimize their exposure to damage awards... Agent: Charles C. Valauskas Valauskas & Pine, LLC
20100169129 - System for funding, analyzing and managing life insurance policies funded with annuities: The invention relates to a program that administers a method of funding life insurance policies using annuities that are purchased at least in part using borrowed money, using business and trust structures to reduce and/or eliminate tax. This investing can be done either directly by the policy or through the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100169126 - Systems and methods for determining optimal pricing ans risk contol monitoring of auctioned assets including the automatic computation of bid prices for credit default swaps and the like: Embodiments of the invention provide an innovative, fully-automated system that facilitates the buying and selling of debt-based derivatives and other assets. The techniques described herein eliminate opaqueness, inefficiencies, and lack of risk monitoring and provide an end-to-end, highly efficient reverse-auction platform that considers many aspects of risk control and other... Agent: Rines & Rines
20100169131 - System and method for providing customized travel guides and itineraries over a distributed network: A system and method are disclosed for providing a customized travel guide and customized travel itinerary, combining segments from multiple travel service providers. The system programmatically creates itineraries, checking for time constraints and interferences. Travelers prioritize activities allowing for a traveler to instruct the service to expand or shrink the... Agent: Patrick M. Dwyer PC
20100169130 - System and methods for prioritizing and processing updated inventory information for event listings: A system and methods for prioritizing and processing updated inventory information for event listings are described. In one embodiment, a network-based system may receive updated ticket information from a seller for multiple event listings, categorize the updated ticket information from the seller by event, prioritize event categories comprising updated ticket... Agent: Racunas Law LLC
20100169138 - Document lifecycle tracking system and method for use with a document production process: A method for monitoring the status of documents created by a large scale document production and management processes. The production and management process may be comprised of a plurality of different stages including: utilizing a print stream to generate the documents, printing documents on a printer in accordance with the... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20100169132 - Executing a business transaction in an enterprise system using business data obtained from heterogeneous sources: Disclosed is a method and system for receiving business data regarding an entity from various disparate sources, structuring the received data in an enterprise system and executing a business transaction using the structured data. The method involves receiving business data of an entity from a plurality of sources, determining a... Agent: Sap Ag
20100169134 - Fostering enterprise relationships: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can facilitate, enrich, or nurture relationships in a business enterprise environment. In particular, the architecture can construct a set of profiles associated with entities of the enterprise (e.g., employees, teams, departments, or the enterprise) based upon a wide range of transactions... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100169136 - Information aggregation for social networks: A dynamically developed social networking group is defined within a collaborative platform. Information regarding one or more attributes of one or more members of the group is collected. Anonymized statistical data regarding the group is provided, based upon, at least in part, the information regarding one or more attributes of... Agent: Holland & Knight
20100169133 - Method to enable optimizing towards goals: A method to provide a goal function solution to an optimization problem. The goal function includes weighted parameters and is performed over a series of data instances. The method includes identifying the parameters of the goal. The method also includes estimating the numerical range each parameter weight factor may take... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100169137 - Methods and systems to analyze data using a graph: In an example embodiment, systems and methods to analyze data using a graph is shown. The system receives account information that identifies a first account and generates a first graph based on the first account. The graph includes a first score. Next, the system communicates a first interface to a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100169139 - Smart building unified managed solutions: Smart Building Unified Managed Solutions identifies and self heals to resolve inefficient facility environmental variables defined by energy, communications, operations, security, fire, video, video transmission and building controls through a single managed business process solution allowing the facility operators to always have a single view of the entire facility maximizing... Agent: Pamela Koenig-richardson
20100169135 - System and method for asset billing reconciliation management: An approach is provided that includes assigning a unique identification to each individual of a plurality of individuals, compiling hierarchical data relating the individuals to each other, and collecting service data from one or more service providers relating to the plurality of individuals assigned with unique identifications, where the service... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100169140 - Preparing a time-sensitive delivery request: Some implementations provide a system for preparing a time-sensitive delivery request at least a predefined interval of time before the delivery request is to be forwarded to a supplier. This delivery request may be a request for a component that is to be assembled as part of a production order.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20100169141 - Time request queue: A group scheduling solution offers an organized and formalized solution to the time management problem in which the desired meeting includes one person who is difficult to schedule. In the inventive approach, a scheduling system is provided in which a hard-to-schedule attendee takes over responsibility for setting the start time... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100169142 - User interface for displaying an item of work in a workflow context: A user interface for use in, e.g., a healthcare computing environment, for displaying an item of work in a workflow context associated with a particular resource is provided In one embodiment, the user interface includes a first workflow context display area configured to display a current workflow state of the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20100169151 - Alarming system and method for protecting malicious access to bank accounts: An alarm system and method include setting an alarm password corresponding to the bank account and setting a restricted amount of the bank account, acquiring account information of the bank account if the alarm password is received, and sending the alarm message including the account information to a receiving device... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100169146 - Automated scheduling of to-do items within a calendar: A computer-implemented method of task scheduling can include receiving an input from a user, wherein the input specifies a task comprising a due date and determining whether the task includes supplemental scheduling information. When the task does not include supplemental scheduling information, a first calendar event corresponding to the task... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC
20100169144 - Business goal incentives using gaming rewards: Gaming rewards are provided as an incentive for performing business goals. A business goal can be comprised of one or more tasks and a threshold for each task. When one or more participants perform tasks which satisfies the corresponding thresholds, a corresponding gaming reward is awarded to the participants. A... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100169148 - Interaction solutions for customer support: The present invention provides a system, architecture and process to support new interaction paradigms in customer support. Specifically, the approach of the present invention will unify through a new process and innovative system architecture the two basic methods of in house support and online support. To accomplish this unification, the... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100169147 - Location-based queuing: Queuing to a mobile agents is accomplished by assigning each mobile agents to one of a plurality of location zones based on information received from a tracking system, and maintaining a plurality of location-specific queues of requests, each location-specific queue having one or more of the location zones associated therewith,... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100169145 - Managing calendaring events: An indication of a meeting being scheduled between a plurality of attendees is received. A first one of the attendees is designated an owner of the meeting. Ownership privileges for the meeting are associated with at least a second one of the meeting attendees. The ownership privileges associated with at... Agent: Holland & Knight
20100169150 - Method and system for assigning staff as a service in a service network within a component business model architecture: A method and system are provided for using a component business model (CBM) architecture to provide a staff assignment service to an enterprise. A staff assignment scenario is described in terms of process steps, and staffing resources and respective commercialization mechanisms required to implement the staff assignment scenario are described... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20100169149 - Motivating equitable behavior in calendar events: An event scheduling request is received, and a disruption factor is associated with each of a plurality of invitees. The disruption factor is based upon, at least in part, an event parameter and at least one invitee attribute. An event is scheduled based upon, at least in part, the disruption... Agent: Holland & Knight
20100169143 - System and method for managing numerous facets of a work relationship: A system and method of managing numerous facets of work relationships. In a preferred form, the system provides end-to-end integration of the contract resourcing process (“requisition to check”) for a multitude of clients and a multitude of service providers.... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees. LLC
20100169164 - Balanced score-card system and method for establishing the same: Provided is a Balanced Score-Card system, and a method for establishing the same. The balanced Score-Card particularly includes an item-setting module, a SWOT-matrix module, a SWOT overall-objective setting module, an overall-objective setting module, a causality setting module, and a strategic-map module. The SWOT overall-objective setting module is set via a... Agent: Chao-wu Huang
20100169168 - Categorization of summarized information: A system for categorizing transactions includes a collection function gathering information concerning transactions, including at least date, description and amount of the transactions, for a particular person or enterprise, and a processing function categorizing individual ones of the collected transactions according to at least part of the transaction description.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100169167 - Computer implemented system for determining a distribution policy for a single period inventory system, optimization application therefor, and method therefor, and decision support tool for facilitating user determination of a distribution policy for a si: Computer implemented system for determining a distribution policy for a single period inventory system on the basis of the relative merit of allocating a draw unit of one of a multitude of different consumer items to one of a multitude of different locations in accordance with an allocation decision criterion... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100169166 - Data quality tests for use in a causal product demand forecasting system: An improved method for forecasting and modeling product demand for a product. The forecasting methodology employs a causal methodology, based on multiple regression techniques, to model the effects of various factors on product demand, and hence better forecast future patterns and trends, improving the efficiency and reliability of the inventory... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20100169160 - Gift recommendation method and system: Embodiments for recommending gifts to users for their gift recipients over a network are described. For example, a gift recommendation system may collect a set of historical transaction data of a plurality of transactions, and organize the set of historical transaction data based on information related to buyer gender, buyer... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100169159 - Media for service and marketing: Methods, systems, and computer program products for performing the method are provided. The method includes receiving in a customer relationship management (CRM) application, data from a communication made by a first person using a social interaction application that allows third party access to communications. The method also includes assigning based... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20100169165 - Method for updating regression coefficients in a causal product demand forecasting system: An improved method for forecasting and modeling product demand for a product. The forecasting methodology employs a causal methodology, based on multiple regression techniques, to model the effects of various factors on product demand, and hence better forecast future patterns and trends, improving the efficiency and reliability of the inventory... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20100169162 - Methods and apparatus to determine the effects of trade promotions on subsequent sales: Example methods and apparatus to determine the effects of trade promotions on subsequent sales are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes determining a plurality of decremental effect factors, each corresponding to a respective one of a plurality of weeks, wherein at least some of the decremental effect factors are indicative... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100169157 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing targeted advertising: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for providing targeted advertising. An apparatus may include a processor configured to generate a targeting vector and provide the targeting vector to an advertising platform to permit one or more advertisements to be selected based at least in part upon the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100169163 - Multi-level fraud check with dynamic feedback for internet business transaction processor: An Internet business transaction processor of the present invention has a distributed processing architecture which allows the processing load to be distributed among multiple parallel servers. The transaction processor of the present invention provides a virtual store front utilizing “others people's warehouse” approach by using a dynamic distributor selection processing... Agent: Law Office Of Dorian Cartwright
20100169158 - Squashed matrix factorization for modeling incomplete dyadic data: A method of predicting a response relationship between elements of two sets includes: specifying a dyadic response matrix; specifying covariates that measure additional dyadic relationships; specifying a number of row clusters and a number of column clusters for clustering the rows and columns of the response matrix; specifying a rank... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20100169152 - Streaming advertisements to a computer platform in a secure and targeted manner: In some embodiments targeted messaging and ads are delivered to a target customer in response to end user demographic information and end user computing platform behavior. The delivering is prevented from being overridden by a user or by any software running on the computing platform. Other embodiments are described and... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100169154 - System and associated method for product selection: A system and associated method is provided for assisting a customer in selecting products based on profile information of the customer. Profile information may be obtained directly from the user and from information collected on the customer's mobile device. The profile information can be used to send the customer customized... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100169156 - System and method for crediting a customer account: Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and method for crediting a customer account for having placed a call from the customer on hold during a customer service call. For example, in one embodiment, audible advertisements are played while a customer is on hold during a customer service call.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100169161 - Transaction information based social groups: A computerized method and system for initiating a social group based on historical transaction information are provided. Example embodiments may include creating a user interface associated with a social network, and automatically suggesting, via the user interface, formation of a group within the social network, based on historical transaction information.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100169153 - User-adaptive recommended mobile content: Techniques are described to provide user-adaptive recommended mobile content. In an example implementation, one or more user-specific parameters are detected on a mobile device. Examples of user-specific parameters may include user behavior on the mobile device, the location of the user and/or mobile device, the behavior of a user's associate... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100169155 - Widget development tool: In an interactive television system, a proposal widget may be included which enables users to submit proposed widgets. Other users may comment on the proposed widgets and the proposal widget may also be used to enable users to see the results of deliberations about the proposed widgets.... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20100169169 - System and method for using transaction statistics to facilitate checkout variance investigation: An approach that allows for facilitating checkout related fraud investigation is presented. In one embodiment, there is described a generating tool configured to generate a set of benchmark parameters based on results of a cumulative learning process; a normalizing tool configured to normalize said set of benchmark parameters; an establishing... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100169170 - Merchant offer program: A value of an incentive in a loyalty program is debited from a funding balance and credited to an account used in a transaction that qualifies for the incentive. A computing device receives a plurality of transactions upon accounts issued to account holders by corresponding issuers. After the transactions that... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100169171 - Method and apparatus for implementing search engine with cost per action revenue model: The inventive technology enables the search engine operator to charge the advertisers who place their links on the search engine only if the user uses the search results to visit the advertiser's web portal(s) and generates revenue for the advertiser. This concept is especially attractive to the advertisers because it... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100169172 - Method and apparatus for digital broadcasting service: A method and apparatus for a digital broadcasting service may allow direct and real-time control of a digital broadcasting receiver. A service providing server inserts a content control access criteria descriptor into a transport stream and transmits content and the content control access criteria descriptor to the receiver through the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100169173 - System and method for action-based advertising: A method for providing access for a terminal to content of a website and to a first and second advertising message, comprising: presenting the content and at least the first advertising message to a user by means of the terminal; detecting an action by the user of the terminal, which... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100169174 - Methods and apparatus to determine the effects of trade promotions on competitive products: Example methods and apparatus to determine the effects of trade promotions on competitive products are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes identifying a plurality of competitive products and calculating a weighting similarity index for each one of the plurality of competitive products based on the target product. The example method... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100169175 - Optimization of targeted advertisements based on user profile information: A system and method to facilitate optimization of targeted advertisements based on user profile information are described. A set of event keywords associated with an event or action performed by the user or an agent of the user is identified in a data storage module. User profile information, if available,... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20100169176 - Method for tracking user behavior and to display advertisements: The present invention relates generally to a method and system for displaying advertisements on a client computing device and specifically to a method and system for analyzing user behavior and targeting advertisements based on the user behavior.... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100169177 - Method and system for assessing behavior of a webpage visitor: A method and system for assessing behavior of a webpage visitor includes providing a mining tool that is embedded within a webpage, sending a link list from a controlled server to a browser accessing a webpage, capturing visit-evaluations of the website links of the link list by the browser, and... Agent: Schox PLC
20100169178 - Advertising method for image search: A method for advertising in response to an image search. One or more keywords may be received. The keywords may be for searching one or more images on the network. The images may be retrieved based on the keywords. One or more advertisements may be selected based on a first... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100169179 - Dynamic bidding and expected value: A system for receiving data associated with a mobile content is configured to calculate an expected value of the mobile content based at least in part on the data received, and determine a bid amount for a sponsorship of the mobile content based at least in part on the expected... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100169180 - On-line garage sale: One example embodiment relates to a method that comprises receiving a request from a user via a computer network to list of one or more items on the computer network that are part of a garage sale; and providing advertising to the user that indicates where the items in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100169181 - Method of networking real estate agents and advertisers: A method of networking real estate agents and advertisers of products and services of interest to home buyers, with an illustrative embodiment including the steps of an independent intermediary identifying, possibly by computerized social networking, real estate agents willing to utilize promotional paper for hard-copies of real estate listings; contracts... Agent: Overhauser & Lindman
20100169182 - Mobile payment method and system using the same: A system and method for authenticating a payment transaction. The system includes a transaction association source for providing an association code corresponding to a payment transaction, a transaction terminal in communication with the transaction association source for initiating the payment transaction by requesting and receiving the association code from the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100169183 - Web transaction system and controlling method thereof: A web transaction system and a controlling method thereof are provided. The controlling method of web transaction system includes the following steps. The translating information of a temporary unit is provided to a first service unit by a web transaction system. Whether the temporary unit has received a first transaction... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100169184 - Communication integration between users in a virtual universe: An invention for communication integration between users of a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is a communication integration interface tool that provides communication integration between users within the virtual universe. In this embodiment, there is a response component for identifying an object of interest in the virtual... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100169188 - Conversion of non-negotiable credits earned from a game of chance to negotiable funds: Entertainment credits from a game of chance can be identified. The entertainment credits can be associated with an entity with which a user has previously interacted. The previous interactions can earning the entertainment credits, which are non-negotiable credits. Responsive to a user request, a conversion agency can convert a quantity... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.-general
20100169186 - Goods selection apparatus and method: A goods selection apparatus for selecting goods on the basis of displayed goods information. The goods selection apparatus includes a display unit for displaying goods information, a detector for detecting individually a plurality of potential customers in front of the display unit, a control unit for controlling the display unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100169187 - Revenue raising auction processes for public goods: A computer system for a pricing and auction process allows private enterprise firms to establish an individual price for each consumer paying in to support delivery of the same units of a public good. The process solicits bids from individuals who value a public good, while reducing each individual's incentives... Agent: Alfred M. Walker
20100169185 - Self-designed maquettes using rapid prototyping: A method of creating self-designed maquette toys comprises an Internet-based system for downloading three-dimensional preformed virtual models and downloading editing modules that allow users to manipulate virtual models, add characteristics, modify existing characteristics an otherwise edit a model to create a personalized final product. The finished edited maquette file is... Agent: Lauson & Tarver LLP
20100169189 - Method and apparatus for monitoring inventory: A method for monitoring inventory on a self-adjusting shelf and apparatus for accomplishing the same. The invention describes a method for determining the number of packages on a shelf or hanger of a self-adjusting shelf. The number of packages on a shelf or hanger are determined by measuring the distance... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20100169190 - Method and apparatus for monitoring inventory: A method for monitoring inventory on a shelf and apparatus for accomplishing the same. The invention describes a method for determining the number of packages on a shelf or hanger. The number of packages on a shelf or hanger are determined by detecting the presence of a package on the... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20100169191 - Turbine component tracking system: A turbine component tracking system is provided. The turbine component tracking system is advantageously adapted to determine the remaining life of individual turbine components based on how and where they are used as well as if and how they are repaired. The turbine system is also advantageously adapted to track... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100169193 - Conversion engine and financial reporting system using the conversion engine: A computerized management system is provided. The system includes a routine for accessing journal entries stored in a memory and an automated journal entry generating routine for generating journal entries for a first set-of-books and for a second set-of-books based on the accessed journal entries. The journal entries for the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100169192 - Detection of compromise of merchants, atms, and networks: A system and method for detecting compromise of financial transaction instruments associated with a merchant or automated teller machine (ATM) are disclosed. Historical data representing a historical aggregate financial transaction instrument behavior history is stored in a computer memory. The historical data is received at the computer from one or... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100169194 - Method and system for facilitating electronic dispute resolution: A system for facilitating payment transaction disputes is provided. According to one aspect of the system, a user, such as an issuer, is allowed to use the system to resolve a disputed transaction. Based on information provided by a cardholder, the issuer is able to use the system to retrieve... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100169198 - Billing a lister for leads received from potential renters within a lead threshold: In some example embodiments, a system and method are illustrated to bill a lister for lead received from potential renters within a lead threshold. The system and method include setting a lead threshold for a lister. The lead threshold may specify a maximum number of leads relating to a property... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100169197 - Consolidating leads received from potential renters for billing a lister: In some example embodiments, a system and method are illustrated to bill a lister using consolidated leads received from potential renters. The system and method include receiving from at least one potential renter, at least one lead directed to a property listing associated with a lister. The system and method... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100169196 - Food vending machine system incorporating a high speed stored energy oven: A novel vending machine system integrating a food storage container and a high speed stored energy cooking oven capable of cooking foods in under one minute such as that further described by U.S. Provisional Application 60/822,028 filed on Aug. 10, 2006 as well as co-pending application “Wire Mesh Thermal Radiative... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100169199 - Method for in-cab driver operation: A method for transporting cargo using a truck is provided. Preferably, the method is used in connection with full truckload operations. The method generally includes powering up a communications module residing within a cab of the truck. The communications module comprises a vehicle navigation system, a modem for receiving telecommunications... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
20100169195 - Preventing unauthorized distribution of content on computer networks: A method of interfering with unauthorized distribution of protected content via a computer network comprises receiving a query for content from a requesting device connected to the network; determining whether the query relates to the protected content; and in the event that the query relates to the protected content, automatically... Agent: Bernard Trest
20100169201 - Dual source bank float: Bank float is assigned using a dual source bank float system by first determining which of a plurality of checks will be processed via a paper route and which will be processed via an image route. For the checks that will be processed via the paper route, a set of... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100169200 - Method for controlling feature upgrades: A method for controlling feature upgrades on a plurality of payment system devices, onsite, in a distributed network, involves a web service at each of the plurality of payment system devices. An upgrade utility program communicates with the web service at each of the plurality of payment system devices, and... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20100169204 - Retail derivative financial products: The present invention describes the creation of derivative financial products such as options, futures, and other derivatives whereby the underlying asset of the derivative is based on a Third Party Data performance indicator, such as unit volume or market share, of one or more retail product(s). The invention further describes... Agent: Bradford C. Sippy
20100169202 - Secure platforms for financial transaction applications: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for a secure platform for conducting financial institution transactions. A game console platform is defined that provides for both individual customers and business customers to conduct financial transactions while ensuring higher integrity and confidentiality of the customer's transactions. Additionally, the platform provides... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100169203 - Selecting variables for a treatment optimization model: A system and method for selecting variables for a treatment optimization model, to determine an optimal treatment from a number of treatments for a financial account, is presented. A number of variables are stored in a storage bin defined in a database, such that each variable has at least N... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100169237 - Investment classification and tracking system using diamond ratings: The present invention is directed to an asset classification system based on investment strategy. The system determines a number for performance measures and strategy classifications. These measures indicate, in one configuration, an extent to which a security or manager is outperforming or attempting to outperform a benchmark and how successful... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100169236 - Multi-level leverage account structure: An investment structure for multiple classes of investors that combines the advantages of both the master feeder structure and the reverse master feeder structure with segregated accounts. In particular, an investment structure is formed in which investors invest in a common fund. The common fund, in turn, opens a common... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100169238 - Order matching system: A order matching system which allows users to define and modify buy/sell order schedules for execution within one or more transaction destinations. The system uses order schedules and associated evaluation heuristics to evaluate and update order characteristics such as price and quantity based on user-specified criteria. The matching system comprises... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20100169235 - Real-time trade forecaster: Forecasting financial market activity includes a host system and a graphical processing unit in data communication with the server. Forecasting financial market activity also includes a computer program product residing on the host system, the computer program product including instructions for causing the host system to send one or more... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100169205 - Collateralized lending using a central counterparty: A collateralized lending system and method using a central counterparty is disclosed. Lenders place orders to enter into long contracts with a central counterparty obligating them to lend an asset, or portion thereof. Borrowers place orders to enter into short contracts with the central counterparty obligating them to borrow an... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20100169208 - Method and apparatus for informing a trader of a distance from market for a financial instrument bundle: A trader of a financial instrument bundle is informed of a difference between the desired price of the financial instrument bundle and a currently available price for the financial instrument bundle. The price differential, displayed on the trader's trading screen, may be in the form of a numeric value. The... Agent: Tradehelm, Inc.
20100169207 - Sovereign certificates issuance plan: This business method will enable me and my company to provide limited financing to the Federal government so that it can pay for certain expenditures without incurring debt. It consists of an actual business method which creates a public-private relationship to facilitate the funding process, as well as a new... Agent: Galvin Flowers, Jr
20100169206 - System and method for a trading interface incorporating a chart: A graphical interface and method are provided for displaying market information corresponding to a tradeable object. One graphical interface includes a chart region for displaying historical market data in relation to a first value axis, and a market grid region in alignment with the chart region. The market grid region... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100169210 - Methods and systems for protection of identity: The present invention relates to a method to the creation and management of a secondary identification to avoid identify theft. Identity theft may occur over the internet, the purchase of goods and services by credit, and many other forms not yet known. The present invention creates a secondary identification for... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100169209 - System and method for interactively simulating a credit-worthiness score: A system and method is provided to allow a consumer to interactively explore his credit score by submitting hypothetical values based on his actual credit data. The system uses the consumer's real credit data and the submitted hypothetical values to calculate a simulated credit score based on a simulator scorecard.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100169211 - Communication system and information processing method: A network transaction server apparatus manages virtual world privilege information that is issued for a transaction that a user has conducted in a virtual world by manipulating a personal computer. A settlement server apparatus manages real world privilege information that is issued for a transaction that the user has conducted... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100169212 - Location-based money transfer: The invention provides various systems and methods for performing money transfers using location information. The method includes staging, at computer system, a money transfer transaction from a sender to a receiver. The method further includes providing the receiver's mobile number to the computer system, and tracking the receiver's location using... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100169213 - Methods and systems for depositing value-bearing instruments in a financial account, and products thereby: Methods, systems and products thereby for depositing a value-bearing instrument in a financial account remotely from a financial institution are disclosed. The system may include a processor configured to receive an electronic image of the value-bearing instrument, determine a user's financial account information, and transmit the electronic image or a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gt Attn: Patent Docketing
20100169214 - System and method to initiate funding of multiple merchant accounts: A system to initiate funding of a plurality of merchant accounts may include one or more computers configured to receive input specifying at least one payment item having a payment amount, determine a convenience fee based on the at least one payment amount, select a first merchant account based on... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100169216 - Systems and methods for processing payments with payment review features: Methods and systems of processing a plurality of payments. One method can include receiving the plurality of payments from a plurality of customers, the plurality of payments payable to at least one receiver, determining a first set of payments included in the plurality of payments to automatically accept based on... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100169215 - Universal merchant platform for payment authentication: A method is provided for supporting processing of a transaction conducted between a first party and a second party. The first party accepts payment via a plurality of different payment options selectable by the second party, and the plurality of different payment options are associated with a plurality of different... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100169217 - Registration of a mobile computing device for a service on a wireless network: A system and method are disclosed for registering a mobile computing device of a service on a wireless network. The method comprises receiving user information for a user of the mobile computing device and creating an account based on the user information. The method comprises receiving a first key and... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100169218 - Secure authentication of lectronic prescriptions: The invention relates to a system for authenticating electronic prescriptions, the system comprising an acquisition unit for acquiring an electronic prescription for authentication, the electronic prescription comprising a transaction number, a first pseudonym, and a signature of a first participant using a transaction pseudonym, the first pseudonym indicating the first... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100169219 - Pluggable health-related data user experience: A pluggable user experience (UX) system that enables users to access third party wellness applications and services that leverage centralized healthcare data is provided. The UX can be accessed by way of an employer's intranet, Internet or other suitable network. The system is capable of verifying user identity as well... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100169220 - Wearing health on your sleeve: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that effectuate accurate communication of health data. The system can include mechanisms that initiate data interchange with a records manager that controls personal health records, and that selectively causes a physicians portal to acquire and display the personal but circumscribed health records... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100169221 - Method for providing license corresponding to encrypted contents to client apparatus and digital rights management conversion system using the method: Disclosed are a method for providing a license corresponding to encrypted contents to a client apparatus, which provides a license in response to a request of the license corresponding to contents super-distributed to a third person in a DRM conversion system, and a DRM conversion system using the same. First... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100169222 - 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
20100169223 - Payment system and method using an ic identification card: A payment system utilizes an IC identification card to identify a user, finds and verifies a bank account of the user. The system uses an IC identification card reader to read user identity information, and sends it along with user bank account information to an intermediary platform to be processed.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100169224 - Protecting privacy of personally identifying information when delivering targeted assets: Techniques are disclosed herein for protecting personally identifying information (PII) and behavioral data while delivering targeted assets. In one aspect, a profile is created based on a template and desired characteristics of users to receive one or more targeted assets. The template provides a framework for the user characteristics. One... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20100169225 - \"system for outsourcing technology services\": A system for contracting for the provision of outsourced technology services, includes a database of services and corresponding practices for performing at least some of the services. A module is provided which enable selection of services required by a client from the database and assignment of parties responsible for delivering... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20100169227 - Energy management and quality of service (qos): Under the present invention, users are provided with the capability to select how energy will be throttled in shortage conditions. For example, users can promise to throttle or cut energy to devices that they consider noncritical (e.g. television, toaster, stereo) in exchange for a promise that the energy company will... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100169228 - Integrated negotiation engine: A negotiation system and method for producing a set of transaction terms for a transaction between a purchaser and a supplier is presented. The negotiation system includes a negotiation tool adapted to receive and store supplier data and transaction data from one or more data sources via a communications network.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20100169226 - Method for facilitating the outsourcing of technology services: The invention relates to an improved method of developing and monitoring performance of a technology outsourcing agreement. The invention provides a computer-implemented method of outsourcing technology services to a client where a client has a number of environments in which technology services are required. The method includes selecting the services... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20100169229 - Business processing system using remote pc control system of both direction: The present invention relates to an integrated business processing system in which a conventional Internet web server-based unidirectional remote control system can be improved to a bidirectional PC remote control system in a one-to-one PC access state, a variety of functions, such as a table for writing letters and drawing... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100169230 - Method of determining appliance parts status: A method identifies whether a component in an appliance is original with the manufacture of the appliance or replaced after manufacture of the appliance. The component will have one or more indicators. The method includes setting the indicator of each component when the components are made to indicate that the... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100169231 - Secondary market and vending system for devices: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service
20100169232 - Arrangement and method for fundraising and a server: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for fundraising and a server that makes this possible. In the invention, an arrangement for fundraising is presented, which arrangement comprises a user, a teleoperator, an Internet-type network, a database and a data communications network operating between the user and the... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100169234 - Method for capturing the essence of product and service offers of service providers: A computer implemented method of constructing a computer implemented knowledge base, of evaluating a plurality of invoices, of knowledge refinement and generation, as well as a computer implemented knowledge base for analyzing a plurality of invoices. The methods comprise receiving the invoices, semantic and logically analyzing them to identify the... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100169233 - Software system for managing information in context: A software system that uses the rigor and rules of business process automation to capture and structure organizational expertise, processes, and procedures—the non-automatable activities and actions of an organization—into a single, common, enterprise-wide, information framework. The capture function is engineered for usability and structured to reflect the patterns and semantics... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100169239 - Method for products re-pricing: How to determine the price of a product, which includes any goods or services, is always a challenge task. One of the reasons is the difficulty of finding the prices of competitive products. Thus, most companies simply calculate the price by adding a markup to the cost. The markup is... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20100169240 - System and method for funds recovery from an integrated postal security device: Systems and methods for providing funds recovery for mailing machines including integrated circuits such as those used in postal security devices are described, and in certain configurations, systems and methods for recovering data such as postal funds records from a partially disabled single integrated circuit in a postal security device... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20100169242 - Multiple carrier mail sorting system: Systems and methods including mailing machines configured to selecting a route and carrier or carriers for delivery of the mail and for finishing the mail according the selection are described. In one illustrative configuration, the mailing machine tags mail pieces according to the result of a carrier selection process and... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20100169241 - Multiple carrier mailing machine: Systems and methods including mailing machines having postage meters including multiple postal security devices are described. In one illustrative configuration, a postage meter having multiple postal security devices for use with different postal carriers is described. In another illustrative configuration, a postage meter is configured to apply two postage payment... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.Previous industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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