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20100332242 - Collaborative plan generation based on varying preferences and constraints: Embodiments for generating and implementing collaborative plans that achieve goals for sets of individual agents based on a consideration of individual and group preferences are disclosed. In accordance with at least one embodiment, a collaborative mechanism includes receiving individual plan preferences of agents via one or more client devices and... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100332240 - Decentralized account digest using signed electronic receipts: Decentralized storage of electronic receipts for sharing transaction histories. Merchants generate and digitally sign the electronic receipts for transactions involving electronic content products. The electronic receipts for a user are stored by the user. The user later presents other entities with the electronic receipt as proof of the transaction. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100332244 - Electronic painting: An electronic painting comprising a display unit which is provided with a display element, an energy supply and a control unit, having a rigidly installed, non-replaceable storage medium, wherein non-changeable information which is used to control the display unit is stored. The electronic painting assumes the functions of a traditional... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100332243 - Goal insurance: Goal insurance is provided as a purchasable option to users who wish to have a goal tracking system monitor and enforce their goals. The user may define the goal, a reward to be given upon successful completion of the goal and penalties to be applied if the goal is not... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20100332241 - Method and system for monitoring and reporting to an operator greenhouse gas emission from a vehicle: A method and system for monitoring greenhouse gas emission from a vehicle. The vehicle is monitored for greenhouse gas emission, which includes identifying a running total of greenhouse gas emitted by the vehicle into an external environment that is external to the vehicle. Satisfaction of a payment triggering condition that... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100332246 - Apparatus, system and method for tracking drugs during a repackaging and administering process: The invention relates to a system and method for tracking drugs during a transfer and administering process to reduce labeling errors that can occur during that process. The system includes a storage container reader that is configured to read a set of one or more storage-container-associated machine-readable indicia positioned on... Agent: Herman & Millman
20100332248 - Computer implemented planning and providing of mass customized bone structure: A computer-implemented method, a system and a computer program is disclosed, which comprise virtual planning of a medical procedure of a patient. The medical procedure comprises providing a patient configured bone structure in a body portion of the patient. Based on an input of a final result of the medical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100332251 - Electronic payment delivery service: Systems and methods for providing finance-related services such as electronic payment delivery are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a payment system is configured to receive a payment message including a type of information, and to add an identification number to the message. The type of information is removed from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100332245 - Integrated rfid sensor method and system: A healthcare system is provided with RF sensor modules that can be integrated into various components and subsystems or that can be retrofit. Sensors modules include a sensor adapted to detect operational data. The modules may process and store the data, and perform aggregation functions to simplify or reduce the... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100332249 - Integration of physiological models in medical decision support systems: When generating a model of physiological systems in a patient, differential equations representing parameters and variables in the systems are linked together to form one or more sub-models (e.g., one for each physiological system), which in turn are linked together to form the patient model. Simulations of hypothetical clinical situations... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100332252 - Medical claims fraud prevention system including patient call initiating feature and associated methods: A medical claim fraud prevention system includes a first controller positioned at a medical facility and a second controller positioned at a patient information collection center and adapted to be in communication with the first controller. The first controller may transmit a first signal to the second controller responsive to... Agent: Mark R. Malek Zies Widerman & Malek
20100332250 - Pre-examination medical data acquisition system: A pre-examination patient information gathering system comprises an electronic user interface (30, 130) including a display (32) and at least one user input device (34, 36), and an electronic processor (50) configured to present an initial set of questions (54) to a patient via the electronic user interface, receive responses... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100332247 - Systems and methods for managing and documenting healthcare expenses paid from a health savings account: Systems and methods for facilitating the management and payment of healthcare expenses from a health savings account are provided. For example, the systems generally comprise a server which houses at least one database in which a plurality of member accounts are recorded. Each member account will preferably (i) list an... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20100332253 - Systems and methods for providing customized dentures: This disclosure relates to system and method for digitally obtaining, recording utilizing and customizing dental data and features needed in providing customized dentures.... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Global Patents -us, Uw2220
20100332258 - Clinical trial navigation facilitator: A method of improving clinical trial recruitment and retention includes creating patient trial scores based on ranking of patient traits or characteristics, creating patient clusters based on statistical similarity and allocating clinical trial navigation resources to patients groups based on need as indicated by cluster rankings.... Agent: Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
20100332261 - Connecting consumers with service providers: A set of answers is received to a series of questions sent to a consumer of services, the set of answers to the series of questions is analyzed in a computer to identify types of service providers that can provide services to the consumer based on the received answers, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20100332254 - In-vitro device support for x-ray based kidney function test: A system and method of diagnosing kidney syndromes using an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is described. The system includes an X-ray imaging device and an in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device. The IVD device is used to identify risk factors such as sensitivity to contrast agents, or to indicate or rule out other... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100332256 - Medical data indexing system and method: A data processing technique is provided. In one embodiment, a method includes crawling a network via a computing device to access patient data from a plurality of medical resources coupled to the network. The medical resources may include various imaging systems, computers, databases, patient monitors, and other medical devices and... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100332257 - Medical information system with automatic reconfiguration and data binding: Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus and computer program products for a customizable and contextually relevant medical system with automatic reconfiguration and data binding. Some embodiments relate to an enterprise digital assistant capable of changing its functionality based on context and binding medical information associated with one medical entity, for example,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20100332260 - Personal record system with centralized data storage and distributed record generation and access: A personal record system and method having distributed record generation and access and personally centralized record storage for generating, storing and accessing personal records and a personal record card for use therein. The record system includes a plurality of interaction sites interconnected through a record network wherein each interaction site... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100332255 - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating display of medical procedure data: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for facilitating display of medical procedure data on a surgical tracking display apparatus. A method may include accessing medical procedure data from one or more data sources. The method may further include aggregating the accessed medical procedure data into one or... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100332259 - Wellness evaluation system and method: A system and method for a wellness evaluation health plan participant. Initially, inputs are received which include (1) health risk assessment data indicating the participant's blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, alcohol and tobacco use; (2) an injury report including previous personal injury and pain information for the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100332262 - Cloud computing resource broker: Embodiments for interacting with cloud computing providers are disclosed. In accordance with at least one embodiment, a resource broker receives a request for a computing task that is to be performed from a customer. The resource broker selects one of the cloud computing providers to perform at least a part... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100332263 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a contract compliance solution: An apparatus for providing contract compliance may include processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may be configured to receive a contract provision corresponding to a contract defining a responsibility of a payor with respect to payment of a first class of claim, and transform the contract provision, based on rule compliance... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100332265 - Receipt insurance systems and methods: Receipt insurance systems and methods whereby a third party receipt insurer insures consumers or purchasers all of the benefits associated with having possession of a receipt for a retail purchase without the need for possession of a physical or paper receipt. A receipt insurance agreement between a receipt insurance provider... Agent: James C. Scott Roetzel & Andress
20100332264 - System and method for administering deferred term life insurance associated with a savings plan: A computer system for administering a plan for providing life insurance associated with a savings plan to attain a target balance at a target date, the system having a processor and a memory in communication with the processor. The processor is adapted to, responsive to receiving data including a death... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100332266 - Traffic information system: A method of evaluating the driving behavior in a vehicle. The method includes determining values of a plurality of parameters of the operation of a first vehicle in a first road segment, determining values of the plurality of parameters for one or more second vehicles in a second road segment... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100332268 - Reservation changing system: A reservation changing system provides diverse services. A memory card obtains, via a mobile telephone, a distance from a present location to a boarding station for a train for which a reservation has been made, and judges whether to perform a train reservation change search depending on the relationship between... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100332267 - System and method for preventing multiple online purchases: A method for preventing redundant purchases of limited items includes steps for providing a commerce client to a user, receiving (a) financial information of the user and (b) a device identifier from a device the user is using to run the commerce client, the device identifier being based on one... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100332274 - Estimating training development hours: In one aspect, a method to estimate training development hours includes receiving data on factors selected by a user using a user interface and using a computer processor to estimate training development hours based on the data on the factors. The method may further include determining the training development hours... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20100332276 - Integrated energy merchant value chain: Methods and systems for structuring and operating an integrated energy merchant enterprise are provided. Enterprise core value creation functions are first identified. The core value creation functions are those that are primary profit and loss drivers and are generally market facing entities. The core value creation functions are then integrated... Agent: Accenture C/o Murabito, Hao & Barned LLP
20100332272 - Method and a system for controlling operation of a wind turbine: A method and a system for controlling operation of a wind turbine are provided. The method includes determining at least one failure mode relating to one or more components of the wind turbine, estimating a remaining lifetime of the component under current operating conditions, determining one or more control schemes... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100332269 - Method and system for modeling the financial requirements of an industrial machine: An embodiment of the present invention may provide an integrated platform for assessing the current profitability of a previously executed service contract. Essentially, the present invention provides a user a simple yet effective means to evaluate and reassess whether a service contract for an industrial machine may remain profitable over... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100332271 - Methods and systems for resource and organization achievement: Methods and systems for resource and organization achievement are described. In one embodiment, outcome data associated with a resource may be received. The outcome data may include an outcome time period, an outcome title, an outcome priority, an outcome status, and an outcome access level. The outcome status may identify... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100332270 - Statistical analysis of data records for automatic determination of social reference groups: A social reference group of a set of customers may be determined based on the interaction of customers. Using a portion of database of a service provider, interactions between customers may be determined. The interactions are analyzed to provide an at least one social reference group. A social reference group... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100332275 - System, method, and media for trading of energy efficiency: A method for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting more efficient energy use, by establishing a measure of efficiency, defined as a ratio of a measure of energy use to a measure of production; establishing a reduction schedule that sets limits on the energy efficiency ratio, with the schedule covering... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100332273 - Tools for assisting in petroleum product transportation logistics: A tool to assist decision-making in the logistics of bulk product transportation. For example, the tool may be used to solve a problem involving the transportation and the inventory management of crude oil, in which the transportation of crude oil between supply ports and discharge ports are performed by a... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100332277 - Method, article and system for consolidated change management: A change manager may receive a new event notification. Once a new event notification has been received by the change manager, change information may be received by the change manager. The change information may be associated with one or more data objects that have been changed during the processing of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100332280 - Action-based to-do list: A method for implementing an action-based to-do list includes monitoring user actions with a personal management device which is configured to compare the user actions to a task definition file. A processor of the personal management device determines if the user actions fulfill one or more predefined conditions, within the... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Vancott Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100332284 - Internet package shipping systems and methods: Systems and methods for shipping a package from a package sender to an intended recipient, utilizing Internet communications to place shipping orders, request on demand package pickup, maintain and utilize pre-stored profile information, view shipping history, track orders, etc. A package sender with an Internet-accessible computer accesses an Internet site... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100332282 - Orchestrating the arrival of attendees to a scheduled event: A method of orchestrating attendee arrival to an event includes storing a record for the event with a computerized calendar system and notifying a first attendee of the scheduled event, with the computerized calendar system, of an optimal departure time for the scheduled event from a current location of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Vancott Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100332278 - Project management via collaborative calendaring: An apparatus and method for collaborative calendaring of event management that includes receiving data of a desired calendar event, receiving data of a desired objective related to the desired calendar event, and providing an indication of at least one other calendar event responsive to receiving the indication of the desired... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20100332283 - Social networking in shopping environments: This is directed to a system and method for providing social networking services using a portable electronic device. In some embodiments, a user may identify one or more articles of interest and transmit identifying information for the articles to mobile or other devices of the user's friends. The user's friends... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100332279 - System and method for reimbursement of tuition expenses: A system for tuition reimbursement includes an administrative command module. An administrator can use the command module to implement a plurality of features on the system. After system set up by the administrator, a user interface displays an electronic application form for requesting reimbursement for tuition expenses. A completed electronic... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100332281 - Task allocation mechanisms and markets for acquiring and harnessing sets of human and computational resources for sensing, effecting, and problem solving: A set of projects may be defined, each project having a set of tasks to be performed. In turn, each task may be mapped to a set of task capabilities that are involved in completing the task. A set of agents and components (potentially including both human agents and automated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100332289 - Estimating business targets: A method for generating business targets includes accessing data (300) corresponding to a number of customers. The data includes variables (310-330) associated with each of the customers and an observed value for each of the customers. The observed value for a customer may represent revenue associated with that particular customer.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100332285 - Intellectual property component business model for client services: An embodiment of the invention provides a computerized system for providing an IP framework, including a storage component, a user interface, and a reporting module. The storage component includes a collection of database tables having a capability field and keyword field. The database tables include data from a strategic planning... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20100332288 - Operating a sensor recording marketplace: A method and system are provided for targeting specific users with specific requested actions to be performed by the user and verified by any methods on behalf of an advertiser within an Internet display advertising campaign. The system discloses techniques for receiving an advertiser's requested actions and corresponding definitions of... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100332286 - Predicting communication outcome based on a regression model: Predicting a score related to a communication sent by a sender over a communications network to a first agent servicing the communication includes obtaining a regression result for an objective function by encoding features extracted from the communication. The encoded features are applied to a regression model for the objective... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Gb Attn: Patent Docketing
20100332290 - System and method for automated contact qualification: Contact lead quality is determined and presented to guide selection of contact leads for a predetermined activity, such as sales of a product, service or solution. A lead generation engine interfaces with a lead qualification module, an enterprise historical database and a lead confirmation tool to selectively analyze the lead... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20100332292 - System and method for evaluating vehicle purchase loyalty: One embodiment of the system and method described herein provides a vehicle loyalty system that gathers data on an individual's or a household's vehicles and analyzes purchase and disposal records within a particular time frame relative to the purchase date of each unique vehicle to determine brand and related loyalties.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100332287 - System and method for real-time prediction of customer satisfaction: A system and method for real-time prediction of contact center customer satisfaction including means and steps for capturing an interaction between a customer and a customer service agent, converting the captured interaction into transcribed text, analyzing the transcribed text to extract a plurality of unstructured features most closely related to... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20100332291 - System, process, and computer program product for evaluating leads: System, process, and computer program product for evaluating a lead are provided. A process for evaluating a lead may include determining whether each incoming lead is duplicative, determining a score for each lead, valuing each lead based on the lead score and outcome data, and determining sales capacity and the... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100332293 - Compliance management system: A system is provided for central monitoring of operational and safety compliance at remote work sites.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100332294 - Method and systems for monitoring machine and operator productivity and profitability: A method includes collecting cost data indicative of production systems using machinery on or in conjunction with natural resource management using an onboard computer of the machine, collecting environmental data using the onboard computer, the environmental data indicative of environmental conditions associated with use of the machine and/or management and... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20100332295 - Demand amalgamation for online auctions: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for demand amalgamation in an online auction. In an embodiment of the invention, a computer implemented method for demand amalgamation in an online auction can be provided. The method can include, in a single online auction provided... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.
20100332301 - Compensating in cost-per-action advertising: A method and system are provided for targeting specific users with specific requested actions to be performed by the user and verified by any methods on behalf of an advertiser within an Internet display advertising campaign. The system discloses techniques for receiving an advertiser's requested actions and corresponding definitions of... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100332302 - Systems and methods for interactive on-line advertising using auction prizes awarded based on user engagement as determined by ad-survey submission: The present invention discloses systems and methods for interactive on-line advertising using auction prizes awarded based on user engagement as determined by ad-survey submission, methods including the steps of: providing an ad survey having an advertisement and a survey for viewing and submission; upon a user submitting a completed ad... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100332303 - Systems and methods for rewarding customer loyalty: Systems and methods allow for rewarding customer loyalty, such as rewarding members of a fitness club for longevity of membership to the fitness club. A method of an embodiment includes storing information about a customer who is scheduled to be charged payment amounts that are specified by a payment plan.... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20100332305 - Advertising engine and network using mobile devices: The embodiments described show that wireless devices can be used to distribute and/or to endorse (or promote) advertisements (ads) by individuals and by ad distributors. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method of forwarding an advertisement received on a first mobile device to a second mobile device is provided. The... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20100332304 - Targeting in cost-per-action advertising: A method and system are provided for targeting specific users with specific requested actions to be performed by the user and verified by any methods on behalf of an advertiser within an Internet display advertising campaign. The system discloses techniques for receiving an advertiser's requested actions and corresponding definitions of... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100332297 - Rewarding internet advertising system and method: A rewarding Internet advertising system and method utilizes questions and answers in a limited time to acknowledge if members conform to incentives due to viewing advertisements, and this method can achieve the result of propagating advertisements and upgrading profits of viewing advertisements, this system includes a member administrating module, an... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100332296 - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for community review of items in an electronic store: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for community-based ranking in an electronic store. The method includes receiving a predictive ranking of an item in an electronic store and feedback about the item from each of a group of individuals, the predictive ranking being predictive of item... Agent: Apple Inc.
20100332306 - Acquisition option in auction configuration: A configuration is configured to allow purchase of an item available in an auction. The configuration transmits to a bidder a plurality of bids for use in an auction. Each bid is given a predetermined bid value. The configuration provides for display a selectable interface to place a bid on... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100332308 - Method and system for dynamically customizing a transaction of subsidized goods using an identity medium: A subsidy and payment system dynamically determines a consumer's subsidy entitlement status and calculates a customized subsidy applicable to purchase of subsidized goods based on the consumer's authenticated government-endorsed identity. The subsidy and payment system additionally facilitates electronic payments from the consumer and subsidy rebates to the consumer in connection... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100332307 - Rebate programs administered via payment processing system based on merchant-aggregated data: A method includes receiving a batch of transaction data. The transaction data is transmitted from a computer operated by or on behalf of a merchant. The transaction data relates to a plurality of purchase transactions performed at the merchant. The transaction data includes purchased item data that identifies at least... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100332309 - Early-payment discount for e-billing system: An Early Payment Discount (EPD) mechanism that enables customers to automatically receive an early payment discount for paying their invoice electronically, e.g., via electronic funds transfer (EFT), through an e-Billing system within a designated number of days from on-line invoice post date.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100332310 - Systems and methods for advertising and distributing prizes using location-based services: The system and methods include delivering a prize to a mobile device based upon the geographic location of the mobile device. The system can include a registration interface for registering a plurality of mobile devices with the system and a registration interface for registering a plurality of clients with the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100332299 - Method of operating a navigation system using images: A method of operating a navigation system determines a route between an origin and a destination and provides a photographic image showing a geographic area through which the route passes. The photographic image shows the geographic area from a land-based viewpoint. The method overlays a route highlight on the photographic... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100332298 - Synchronizing multiple playback device timing utilizing drm encoding: A system and method are provided for synchronizing playback of media content on multiple playback devices utilizing Digital Rights Management (DRM) encoding. In general, multiple playback devices or users of those playback devices are associated to form a virtual group. A virtual group (VG) control function operates to synchronize advertisement... Agent: Flashpoint Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20100332311 - System and method for apportioning marketing resources: Provided in some embodiments is a method of apportioning marketing resources. The method in some embodiments includes storing a marketing objective for a marketing metric, storing a plurality of marketing allocation options, storing one or more piecewise linear response functions of the marketing metric versus one or more of the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100332312 - System and method for analyzing endorsement networks: A system for analysis of endorsement networks, comprising a data collection server adapted for collecting event data over a data network from a plurality of components associated with an endorsement network, one or more database servers coupled to the data collection server and adapted to store event data pertaining to... Agent: Brian R. Galvin
20100332313 - User selectable advertising networks: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates user selectable advertising networks. Advertising content can be formed into cohesive subsets of advertising. These subsets can be related to criteria to facilitate selection between available subsets of advertising content. A selection component can facilitate selection of the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100332314 - System and method for measuring user interest in an advertisement generated as part of a thumbnail wall: A system and method for measuring user interest in an advertisement generated as part of a thumbnail wall, comprising a computer configured to access electronic sources of information, a connection to a local network, and a connection to the Internet, in which the computer executes method for measuring user interest... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100332315 - Generation of impression plans for presenting and sequencing advertisement and sales opportunities along potential routes: A mobile device may present advertisements to users. However, advertisements may be ineffective or dangerous if presented when the attention of the user is unavailable (e.g., while operating a vehicle at a busy intersection.) It may also be desirable to select a sequence of advertisements that interrelate, or that relate... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100332317 - Method and system for creating a multi-level network: A method and system for recruiting support, the method including connecting a processor of an organization seeking supporters to a processor of a central organizing body (COBP), providing a software application for connecting a device, including a processor, of at least one supporter of the organization to the COBP; coupling... Agent: Deborah A. Gador
20100332316 - System and method for transacting with an advertising agency participating on an advertising exchange: A method and system for transacting with an agency participating on an advertising exchange network for serving online advertisements. An advertising exchange agency may serve multiple roles in the advertising exchange network. The method includes storing a machine-readable representation of a plurality of network entities in a directed graph representation.... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100332321 - Method and system for providing advertising through content specific nodes over the internet: Methods and systems for providing advertising content over the Internet through a hierarchical content-specific node structure and pricing advertising delivery over each node independently. Independent delivery and pricing allows an advertiser to pay more for advertisements delivered to a narrowly targeted audience likely to be interested in the goods or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100332318 - Method for exposing automatic search advertisement and system thereof: An automatic search advertisement presentation method, including: analyzing a keyword included in a title of an advertiser website, description of the advertiser website, content of the advertiser website, or condition entered by an advertiser; generating an impression keyword based on a result of the analysis; receiving a query from a... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100332319 - Methods and systems for dynamic serving of advertisements in a game or virtual reality environment: A system for dynamically serving ads to one or more client devices in connection with the operation of an executable program. The system comprises a network interface disposed to receive an ad request associated with a device fingerprint that uniquely identifies a client device. The ad request comprises information relating... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100332323 - Methods for associating advertisements with content: The present invention provides method and system for associating an advertisement with one or more content on Internet. The method comprising gathering one or more feeds associated with the one or more content from a plurality of content. The method further comprises categorizing the one or more content into at... Agent: Michael N. Lau Lau & Associates, LLC
20100332322 - System and method for delivering payloads such as ads: A data structure defines a target profile for each ad which target profile specifies characteristics of a request to which the ad may be provided in response. An ad server delivers one or more of the plurality of payloads in response to a request from a target. A payload priority... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20100332320 - Systems and methods for providing conditional authorization to operate licensed software: Systems and methods for providing conditional authorization to a plurality of client devices to operate licensed software. A client computer generates and sends a device fingerprint and a license identifier to a license server. The device fingerprint uniquely identifies the client device based on user and non-user configurable parameters relating... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100332324 - Portal services based on interactions with points of interest discovered via directional device information: With the addition of directional information in the environment, a variety of service(s) can be provided on top of user identification or interaction with specific object(s) of interest by pointing at the objects. Items discovered through direction-based location services can be designated for present or later interaction, with information about... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100332325 - Menu search: Exemplary embodiments of system, computer-accessible medium, method and procedure are provided herein for performing a search in a hierarchical structure of a plurality of information items. For example, an exemplary method according to the present disclosure can include, e.g., receiving user input representing a search term, and performing a search... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100332326 - System and methods for positioning information from a plurality of users: The present invention provides a system and methods for integrating position information from a plurality of users to inform users of other user's positions, events of interest, and locations of interest. Similarly, the invention relates to techniques for using real-time location information and information gathered from social networks and other... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100332327 - Advertisement consumer system for a mobile communications device: The present invention relates to an advertisement consumer system for a mobile communications device, which includes a mobile communications device and a sensor marker, and the mobile communications device is linked to a preset electronic consumer system. The mobile communications device and the sensor marker transmit commercial messages by means... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100332328 - Browser cache based ad insertion: HTML-5 functionality is used to enable browser cache-based ad insertion for display on a mobile handheld device (MHD), thus enabling proper display of ads during user browsing with an MHD.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100332329 - Methods and systems for controlling presentation of media content based on user interaction: An exemplary method includes monitoring an interaction of a user with a media content access subsystem to determine whether the user is actively or passively interacting with the media content access subsystem, maintaining an interaction profile associated with the user based on the monitored interaction, and controlling a presentation of... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100332330 - Propagating promotional information on a social network: In one implementation, a method for providing information to computer users includes receiving at a server system an indicator of an action performed on a third-party website by a first user of a social network of users. The method can also include creating by the server system first promotional information... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100332331 - Systems and methods for providing an interface for purchasing ad slots in an executable program: A system for providing an interface for purchasing ad slots in an executable program operable at a plurality of clients. The system comprises a network interface disposed to receive data associated with an ad slot in the executable program and information associated with the plurality of clients operating the executable... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100332300 - Interactive neighborhood modeler with related economy and game: An interactive neighborhood modeler with related economy is described. In one implementation, a system creates an interactive 3-D analog of features in a geographical area delineated by zip code or other boundary, and visually renders the interactive analog with a degree of distortion suitable for accommodating the geographical area on... Agent: Mark Farrell Patent Law, Inc., PC
20100332332 - Method and apparatus for freely distributing digital content with advertisement: An approach is provided for freely distributing digital content with advertisement. A digital content and advertising platform receives digital content and determines whether to permit free distribution of the digital content. The digital content and advertising platform then generates a digital medium to include the digital content, an advertisement, and... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100332333 - Diet control method: A device and system which have capability of inhibiting food purchases. The system analyzes proposed food purchases for adherence to a pre-established dietary regimen. If a proposed purchase fails to conform to the dietary regimen, the device may inhibit authorization of payment of funds for the proposed purchase. The device... Agent: Italia Ip
20100332335 - In-lane money transfer systems and methods: The present invention provides systems and methods to initiate, facilitate, process and/or perform money transfers. One such method includes receiving a request for a transfer pair verification from a vendor location (360), and verifying that the transfer pair is associated with a valid transfer pair record (362). The method includes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100332334 - System and method for sending money to a recipient: The invention provides a system and method for sending money, locally or internationally, which method includes the steps of, issuing a sender of money with a virtual (credit or debit) card number and a card expiry date, communicating to the intended recipient of the money the virtual card number and... Agent: Charter Ip, LLC
20100332336 - System and method for electronic wallet conversion: A system and method for electronic wallet conversion allows conversion of a basic electronic wallet to a more flexible wallet account, providing additional services and requiring additional authentication. The basic accountholder eventually requires the additional services provided by the more flexible wallet, typically editing rights and making purchases at sites... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100332341 - Credit system for collection of recycled materials: A method of an administrator recording a sale and a retiring of a recycling credit certificate for a recycled material may include the steps of a computing device at the administrator: receiving from a seller a request to generate the recycling credit certificate, transferring the certificate from an account registered... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100332340 - Method and system to facilitate on-line trading: A method and system to facilitate on-line transactions is presented. An example system, in one embodiment, comprises a content scanner, a security symbol resolver, a web page manipulator, an event detector, and a trading ticket activator. The content scanner may be configured to scan a web page in order to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100332342 - System and method for bartering via a global computer network: In one embodiment of the present invention, a system for enabling bartering between third parties comprises an administrator comprising a host computer, accessible via a global computer network, the host computer comprising a tangible computer readable medium comprising computer-executable program instructions to implement: allowing a first user to upload a... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC
20100332338 - System and method for locating products in association with productivity and cost information: A system and method for locating a product and associated information within a region utilizing a mobile application. Information such as location, cost, and productivity information with respect to the rendering device(s) can be stored in a database associated with a customer accessible unit. A mobile interface configured with a... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20100332339 - System and method for location based mobile commerce: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating financial transactions over a network includes communicating with a user via a first mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a geo-location of the first mobile communication device, communicating with a merchant via a second... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100332337 - Universal one-click online payment method and system: A computer system for facilitating an online purchase and sale transaction. The computer system includes computing devices and executable instructions associated with each of an internet content provider, a client system, and a third party administrator. The client system comprises a device fingerprint identifiable by the third party administrator, wherein... Agent: Roddy M. Bullock
20100332343 - Method for displaying multimedia content with variable interference based on receiver/decoder local legislation: A multimedia content receiver/decoder that receives data representing the multimedia content as well as disturbance data associated with the content is disclosed. It processes the data representing the content based on the associated disturbance data locally stored in the receiver/decoder then it transmits to the display means the multimedia content... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100332346 - Method and system to detect outlying behavior in a network-based marketplace: A system to detect outlying behavior in a network-based marketplace automatically collects attribute information for a first plurality of sellers that includes a first seller, and stores the attribute information in a storage device. The system computes peer information associated with a second plurality of sellers using a computer system,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100332344 - Alternative selections for compound price quoting: Methods and systems for automated alternative selection for compound price quotes are provided. A requesting party submits a request that includes information regarding at least one specification. A database is searched based on the information provided by the request. The search results are evaluated to determine whether they meet a... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100332345 - Automated price quote generation: Methods and systems for automated price quote generation are provided. A requesting party submits a request that includes information regarding a geographic location and at least one specification. A database is searched based on the information provided by the request. A price quote is automatically generated based on at least... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
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20100332348 - Methods and apparatus for freshness and completeness of information: A system that facilitates publishing and consuming information that is of time sensitivity, for example, price information. Methods are employed to achieve completeness and freshness in information for a given domain. A preferred embodiment is a shopping site that is capable of comparing prices, purchasing bundled products and dealing with... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100332352 - Electronic tasting room for foods and beverages and distribution thereof: An electronic sampling system for providing a sample of a product from a producer to a customer which includes a producer interface capable of communicating with the producer and requesting a quantity of product from the producer, a user interface capable of communicating with the user in order to show... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100332351 - Same screen quick pay button: A payment button on a device, such as a mobile phone, allows the user to remain on the window or page from which an item was selected for purchase. When the user is ready to purchases, the button is selected, and the user simply enters an identifier, such as a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100332350 - Systems and methods for building a product: Systems and methods for building a product that has a plurality of components. A product builder receives the user request to build the product and communicates with one or more APIs that identify a category of the product, a plurality of components associated with the category of the product, and... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100332349 - Systems and methods for fund transfers using prepaid calling cards and telephones: Systems and methods are provided for electronically transferring funds between entities without requiring the entities to have an account with a financial institution. The system employs financial cards which customers can purchase. Each has a monetary value associated therewith. Subsequent to purchasing the card, the consumer can activate the card... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100332355 - Automated pricing system: The present invention comprises a method and system for a rapid and automated creation of a price schedule comprising steps and an implementation for providing a set of construction (or other) plans created with an architectural, civil, industrial or other software design tool, such as CAD, and optionally a palette... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20100332353 - Financial management system: A financial management system includes a client terminal having a financial management application and a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface is configured to display transaction data, enable user modification of the transaction data, and transmit modified transaction data to the financial management application. The financial management system additionally... Agent: Matthew G. Dyor
20100332357 - Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system: A multiprocessor system used in a car, home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20100332356 - System for purchasing commercial goods and services at a location remote therefrom: A system for facilitating commerce by the use of an overseer network. The system includes processing steps that allow a customer to purchase goods or services by selecting a first retail establishment either from his home computer or from the location of a second retail establishment. If a third retail... Agent: Mark Levy Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
20100332354 - Verifying identities: A sign is sent to a user of a system. Depending upon whether there is an indication received that the sign went to an address that is not associated with the user a level of authenticity is established. The sign may be associated with a product (e.g., a good or... Agent: David Lewis
20100332359 - Active container management system: A system for monitoring chain of custody of contents of a container includes a lock mechanism configured to lock at least one door of the container in a closed position, a housing enclosing at least a portion of the lock mechanism, and a lock circuit at least partially enclosed within... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100332358 - System and method of tracing items: A system and method of managing items mishandled during transit using a computer system includes the steps of finding an unclaimed item on hand and creating a record for identifying the on hand item using predetermined attributes, and each of the predetermined attributes is assigned a predetermined weight. A record... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept
20100332361 - Mechanism for controlling charging in case of charging client relocation: There is proposed a mechanism for charging control and a charging client relocation. When it is determined that a relocation of a charging related functionality for a communication connection from a previous charging client node to a new charging client node is executed, the new charging client node requests quota... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100332360 - Reconciliation of accounting documents: The present disclosure involves reconciling subledger accounts by referencing source documents associated with business transactions. One process includes operations for receiving a request for reconciliation of a subledger account with its corresponding inventory and presenting at least one entry of the subledger account and at least one corresponding entry of... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20100332362 - Tax return evaluation system: Tax returns are received from one or more tax agencies. Each tax return is compared to a stored profile, and a determination is made as to whether each tax return falls within a trend. An evaluation of the tax return is generated based on the comparison and the determination of... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20100332364 - Particle generation factor determining system, charging method and storage medium: Provided is a charging method capable of offering a user an incentive to use a particle generation factor determining system. In the particle generation factor determining system including a user interface device 11 through which a user inputs a particle map and a server 13, the server 13 calculates accuracy... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100332363 - Payment cards and fuel cards: A method of generating an indicator that there is an anomaly between vehicle data and fuel card usage data, comprises: receiving (402) vehicle data at a computer (110; 206, 210); receiving (404) fuel card usage data at the computer; using the computer to compare (406) the vehicle data with the... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20100332365 - Financial instrument providing a guaranteed growth rate and a guarantee of lifetime payments: A method for providing a financial instrument includes determining an initial account balance associated with a financial instrument based upon an initial deposit amount, wherein the financial instrument includes an account with an account balance that changes over time. The method further includes establishing a first guarantee of a protected... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100332414 - Automated investment alerts from multiple data sources: A system and method provides investors with meaningful information extracted from large volumes of available data for a particular stock, mutual fund, bond, or other investment. The system includes one or more computers that receive and process multiple data feeds to extract information relating to each type of investment. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100332413 - Future value drivers: A computer-implemented method for analyzing corporate investments to measure the performance of a company is provided. The method may include: receiving financial data, the financial data including a plurality of operating investments of the company and a Future Value (FV) of the company; determining with a data processor a plurality... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100332412 - Method and system for virtual stock trading on networks: A system for virtual stock trading on the networks comprises a main database (DB) including a user DB and a stock price DB; a stock price provision server for receiving information on real-time stock prices from the stock market on the networks and transmitting the information on real-time stock prices... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100332409 - Method for detecting and predicting performance trends in stock markets: A systematic method for detecting trends in Stock Markets' performances based on outcomes generated by a first process, comprising: a) determining a set of possible outcomes associated with a first process; (b) coding the possible outcomes to provide a plurality of separate groups, wherein each possible outcome is systematically allocated... Agent: Wood And Eisenberg, PLLC
20100332410 - Microfinance funds aggregation for a retail investor: A computer-implemented system and method supporting microfinance funds aggregation for a retail investor are disclosed. A particular example embodiment includes receiving a purchase request at a host site from an investor at an investor site, the purchase request including information identifying a security offered for sale by a security issuer... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100332411 - System and method for providing reallocation and reverse optimization of a financial portfolio using a parametric leptokurtic distribution: A system and method for providing reallocation and reverse optimization of a financial portfolio using a parametric leptokurtic distribution are provided. A time series including risk factors applicable over at least one time horizon, a portfolio including financial assets, a quantile, and one or more risk adjusted return points for... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100332371 - 24 hours global low latency computerized exchange system: The present invention relates to distributed computerized exchange systems for trading of financial instruments. In particular it relates to a passive matching engine and an active matching engine that cooperates in handling data messages such that less bandwidth is used and so that improvement in latency can be achieved.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100332375 - Apparatus and method for trade aggregation of trade allocations and settlements: A post-trade aggregation system includes an allocation middleware interface, which interacts with an order management system to allocate and settle trades. The order management system receives a trade order on behalf of a customer and either apportions the trade into a plurality of smaller orders and communicates them to a... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa
20100332370 - Computer system and method for calculating margin: The present invention relates to a computer system, computerized method and computer program product for calculating margin requirements in a more efficient way. In particular it relates to margin calculations for being used by clearing house in order to optimize calculation of margin requirements.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100332374 - Discretionary order in an electronic guaranteed entitlement environment: An enhanced system and method for handling, matching and executing discretionary orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. Market maker entitlements are integrated with the discretionary order processing, so that the market maker is guaranteed an allocation of the trade if the market maker is at the NBBO when... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy
20100332379 - Interactive grid-based graphical trading system for real time security trading: An interactive grid-based graphical trading system for use in securities trading provides a dynamic, visual display of trading data consisting of orders, quotes and indices, for any security and for any number of market participants. The trading data are plotted on a grid consisting of cells arranged in rows and... Agent: Mr. Pranil Ram
20100332366 - Method and system to facilitate on-line trading: A method and system to facilitate on-line trading is presented. An example system, in one embodiment, comprises a web page scanner, a trading control generator, an event detector, and a trading ticket generator. The web page scanner may be configured to scan a web page in order to detect security... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100332368 - Multicomputer distributed processing of data regarding trading opportunities: A trading platform and trading method that allows access to additional pools of liquidity is described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100332367 - Prioritization of trade order processing in electronic trading: Various systems and methods for trade order processing in an electronic trading environment are provided. According to one or more embodiments, two or more trade orders are currently queued for execution at one or more electronic exchanges and are to be modified at substantially the same time. Each trade order... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100332369 - Processing composite trading orders: An apparatus for processing a composite trading order comprises an interface operable to display a composite value representing a weighted quantity of a plurality of trading products. The apparatus further comprises a processor operable to receive at least one input representing a composite trading order, wherein the at least one... Agent: Innovation Division
20100332376 - System and method for auction negotiation: An auction method is operable in a first computing device that is arranged to communicate with a plurality of second computing devices across a network, each of the second computing devices being controlled by a respective party. The auction method comprises, at the first computing device, generating a request for... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP
20100332373 - System and method for participation in energy-related markets: A multidimensional energy decision system, comprising a plurality of server systems, including at least a statistics server and an interface adapted to receive and send digital information from at least a client system, and further adapted to optionally communicate with the digital exchange via a packet-based data network, wherein the... Agent: Brian R. Galvin
20100332378 - System and method for selectively displaying market information related to a plurality of tradeable objects: A graphical interface and method are provided for selectively displaying market information corresponding to a plurality of tradeable objects. According to one example method, a scanning feature is provided in relation to a number of tradeable object indicators. Upon detecting a predefined movement of a user input device in relation... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100332372 - Systems and methods for providing a trading interface: Systems and methods for configurable trading interfaces that allow a trader to quickly and easily submit trading commands to a trading system are provided. Using these systems and methods, a trader can using various trading interfaces to initiate trading commands, configure various display features and default command settings, and control... Agent: Innovation Division
20100332377 - Time market grid interface: A system and method are provided for trading a tradable object. One example apparatus includes a microprocessor, a graphical user comprising a first screen region having a plurality of locations in the first screen region, each location corresponding to a price level along a first axis and a time along... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100332380 - Trading tools for electronic trading: Tools for trading and monitoring a commodity on an electronic exchange using a graphical user interface and a user input device. The tools will aid the trader in determining the status, trends in the market, and the trader's position in the market.... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100332381 - System and method for automated detection of never-pay data sets: Data filters, models, and/or profiles for identifying and/or predicting the never-pay population (for example, those customers that make a request for credit and obtain the credit instrument but over the life of the account, never make a payment) can be useful to various commercial entities, such as those issuing mortgages,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100332382 - Portability of financial tokens: A method determines that a first relationship between a holder of a portable consumer device and a first employer is terminated. In response to determining that the first relationship is terminated, the method also disassociates account information of the portable consumer device from the first employer while retaining an association... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100332385 - Electronic payment transaction system: Customers are enabled to pay a plurality of creditors via at least one manual payment to an intermediate trustee at a trustee site. A trustee processor disposed at the trustee site operable to process the at least one manual payment and to communicate with at least one of a host... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100332386 - On-line payments facility: A computer system implements a counterparty management module and a payment module for processing employee direct payroll deposits. The counterparty management module permits an employer to add employee bank accounts to a funds transfer system provided by a banking institution. The employee bank accounts are respectively associated with different employees... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20100332384 - Transaction aggregation engine: A database may be accessed to obtain data for a plurality of payment transactions. The plurality of payment transactions may be associated with at least one requestor and two or more providers. A first set of payment transactions are presented to the at least one requestor. The first set of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100332383 - Wireless communication device account payment notification systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided for notifying a wireless communication device user regarding an account payment. One method comprises dialing a phone number of a wireless communication device, preferably a cell phone. A communication relating to an account payment that includes a balance due is then transmitted or delivered to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100332387 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for allowing payment cards issued for only limited duration use to be reused multiple times to reduce the overall cost of issuance: A recyclable contactless payment device is issued to a first patron of a venue. Use of the contactless payment device at the venue by the first patron is facilitated, as is return of the contactless payment device by the first patron for recycling. The contactless payment device is deactivated and... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100332388 - Personalized bank teller machine: A system and method is provided for an ATM having a display, a logic server coupled to the display, and a memory coupled to the logic server. The logic server dynamically controls the functions available to the users including messages and coupons. A host contains a profile of a user.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100332389 - Sim chip bank system and method: A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Chip Bank system and method for enabling users registered in the system to control their financial and telecommunications resources from their mobile device over a mobile communications network. The system combines mobile network providers and financial services through the use of SIM chips without the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100332393 - Online payer authentication service: A payment authentication service authenticates the identity of a payer during online transactions. The authentication service of the present invention allows a card issuer to verify a cardholder's identity using a variety of authentication methods, such as the use of passwords. Also, the only system participant requiring a certificate is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100332392 - Portable terminal device and method of determining communication permission thereof: A portable terminal device includes a wireless communication unit (103) which receives charging information (payment permission request information), a sub-storage unit (100) which stores electronic money information increased and decreased by the charging information (payment permission request information), and a sub-control unit (102) which performs charging processing based on the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100332391 - Secure authentication between multiple parties: Systems and methods are disclosed herein to allow a party to a multiple-party transaction to perform authentications using identification information received from another party while allowing the party generating the identification information to maintain confidentiality of information. A user may enter an access code to identify the user to a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100332390 - Transactions with imaging analysis: A money transfer system with imaging. The system includes a first money transfer terminal and an imaging device. The imaging device is configured to acquire a first set of imaging information of a user. The system also includes a host computer system, configured to receive at least a portion of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100332394 - Vehicle identification, tracking and enforcement system: A system for monitoring and tracking vehicles in parking locations, public roadways and highway entrances and exits and other public vehicle access areas is provided, such as to monitor and track vehicles in parking spaces, public roadways and highways without the need for parking or traffic personnel. The system includes... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP
20100332395 - Computer-implemented methods of operating a keying and balancing workstation of an image-based check processing system: A computer-implemented method of operating a keying and balancing workstation of an image-based check processing system is provided. The computer-implemented method comprises obtaining a free check item from a list of free check items, extracting payee information from the free check item, establishing a payee name from the extracted payee... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100332397 - Method and system for the supply of data, transactions and electronic voting: A method and system for supply of data, including generating a first digital certificate referred (empowerment certificate) signed with a first signing entity's electronic signature. The empowerment certificate includes attributes of the described entity, information identifying the first signing entity, indication of data relating to the described entity, indication of... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100332396 - Use of fingerprint with an on-line or networked auction: A method for selectively allowing participation in an auction, implemented at one or more servers, includes steps for receiving a request to participate in the auction, receiving machine fingerprint data related to the request to participate in the auction, saving the machine fingerprint data in a memory, comparing the machine... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100332398 - Personal identification number distribution device and method: The method of distributing a personal identification number to a user of a financial instrument associated with the personal code includes: a step of sending to a user, via a first channel, a request code associated with the financial instrument; a step of receiving the request code via a second... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100332399 - System and method for partner key management: A system and method for implementing an interoperable credential management protocol for processing online transactions. The protocol, referred to as the Partner Key Management (PKM) protocol provides an improved alternative to traditional public key, infrastructure (PKI), particularly for use in high-value commercial transactions which require additional controls on the use... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100332400 - Use of fingerprint with an on-line or networked payment authorization system: A method for selectively authorizing a transaction at one or more servers comprises steps for receiving a request to authorize the transaction, receiving machine fingerprint data related to the request to authorize the transaction, saving the machine fingerprint data in a memory, receiving associated payment information related to the request... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100332401 - Performing data storage operations with a cloud storage environment, including automatically selecting among multiple cloud storage sites: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing data storage operations, including content-indexing, containerized deduplication, and policy-driven storage, within a cloud environment. The systems support a variety of clients and cloud storage sites that may connect to the system in a cloud environment that requires data transfer over wide area networks,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100332402 - Techniques for processing customer service transactions at customer site using mobile computing device: Techniques are described for facilitating delivery and adjustments of customer orders at a customer delivery site. A delivery courier is assigned a mobile field computing device for facilitating delivery and order adjustments of customer orders associated with that courier's delivery route. The mobile field computing device includes memory for storing... Agent: Ipventure, Inc.
20100332403 - Method and apparatus for tracking customer transactions using a unique loyalty code: Methods and apparatus are provided for tracking customer transactions using a Unique Loyalty Code. One or more transactions of a user are monitored by providing a unique loyalty code with a sale of a product, wherein the unique loyalty code uniquely identifies each individual instance of the product. The unique... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100332404 - Method and mechanism for protection, sharing, storage, accessing, authentication, certification, attachment and tracking anything in an electronic network: The method is a protection, sharing, storage, accessing, authentication, certification, attachment and tracking mechanism for creations, content, thoughts, ideas, intellectual property, discoveries and inventions. The method and mechanism enables anyone individual, groups (2 or more), businesses (for profit or non-profit), corporations, to protect their intellectual property. Information can be shared... Agent: Gsense Inc. David Valin
20100332405 - Method for assessing reputation of individual: A business networking system that allows for the assessment of candidates by reviewers, such that the assessments are weighted based on characteristics of the reviewer.... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP
20100332406 - Method and apparatus for transporting a set of articles to destinations and for analyzing the transportation process: A method and an apparatus for transporting a set of articles to destinations, particularly items of mail to delivery addresses. The articles to be transported are placed into a transportation apparatus and the filled transportation apparatus and also a portable position measuring instrument are transported along the route. At each... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100332407 - System for distributing perishable goods: The present invention relates to a system for distributing perishable goods. In particular, it relates to a system for monitoring stress suffered by perishable goods during transport. In particular, it relates to a system and method for distributing cut flowers and/or vegetables.... Agent: Syngenta Crop Protection , Inc. Patent And Trademark Department
20100332408 - Method and system for high performance model-based personalization: The present invention relates to a method and system for generating client preference recommendations in a high performance computing regime. Accordingly, one embodiment of the present invention comprises: providing a sparse ratings matrix, forming a plurality of data structures representing the sparse ratings matrix, forming a runtime recommendation model from... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100332415 - Stamp printer for printing postage stamps related to an item in a mail piece on demand: A stamp printer includes a memory device that stores a library of available images approved for use as a postage stamp. A code that identifies the item that will be included in the mail piece is input to the stamp printer. Using the information obtained from the code, the stamp... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. Intellectual Property & Tech. Law Dept.
20100332420 - Advertising discs and lids to receive advertising discs: The invention relates to lids for containers, such as disposable beverage containers, which are adapted to receive and hold without adhesive advertising or promotional material. Lids according to the invention include a receptacle with a floor and an inner side wall; wherein the receptacle is capable of receiving the advertising... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100332418 - Financial methods using an equity option based charitably integrated business operation: Supporting charitable giving by a business in furtherance of a business objective comprises granting, by the business to the charity, an option to purchase an equity interest in the business at a bargain price. If an exercise condition or an event of the option occurs, the business tenders to the... Agent: Gerald B. Treacy, Jr., Pro Se
20100332416 - Medical expenses funding and payment program: A method for funding and paying for medical expenses that are not otherwise covered by an insurance plan, particularly elective medical procedures. The funding and payment program includes a managing organization that assists a consumer with identifying what medical services are available, which medical providers provide those services, the costs... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law
20100332417 - Methods for the detection and quantitation of the p95 component of her2/neu (erbb2): The present disclosure relates generally to methods for the detection and quantitation of the p95 component of HER2/neu (ERbB2). Such methods may comprise assaying the biological sample for expression of HER2 ICD; assaying the biological sample for expression of a HER2 ECD; quantitating an expressed amount of the HER2 ICD... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100332419 - Product integrated fiber based package: A product-integrated fiber-based package includes fiber from the type of juice or vegetable contained therein. The packaging material includes at least one natural component derived from the same type of plant as the plant-based consumable product contained in the packaging material. The composition of the packaging is utilized in marketing... Agent: The Coca-cola Company Patent & Technology Dept--nat 19
20100332421 - Targeted dividend reinvestment plans and methods of establishing same: A method of establishing a targeted dividend reinvestment plan associated with environmental management projects, and financial securities generated therein. In one embodiment, the method comprises steps of providing a dividend reinvestment plan, identifying at least one environmental management project, generating financial securities (e.g. “green” shares or other financial instruments) associated... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100324919 - Method and apparatus for creating a custom track: A method and system for creating and editing video and/or audio tracks is described. The method includes providing at least one artist, venue, and track available for selection and providing at least one clip associated with the at least one artist, venue, and track. The method also includes allowing a... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100324920 - System and method for marketing: A method of manufacturing a layered image assembly and a marketing method are provided including a passive consumer behavior tracking method without requiring an “opt-in” process. The layered image assembly includes a base layer and a top layer with an inner area formed between. An opening is provided within a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100324921 - System and method for processing trip requests: A system and method for planning trips and for processing trip requests that utilizes a centralized network for facilitating travel reservations and/or services. The system includes multi-purpose point of service terminals that provide a plurality of modules for various travel related applications such as an integrated e-mail booking module, a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100324929 - Apparatus and method for predicting healthcare revenue cycle outcomes and controlling work flow: An outcome prediction model is generated and/or executed to predict an outcome of processing a healthcare patient account. As examples, these outcomes may relate to the payment of the healthcare patient account, to the timing of when payment of the healthcare patient account will be paid, to at least an... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100324928 - Computer-implemented method for grouping medical claims based upon changes in patient condition: A computer-implemented method for profiling medical claims to assist health care managers in determining the cost-efficiency and service quality of health care providers. The method allows an objective means for measuring and quantifying health care services. An episode treatment group (ETG) is a patient classification unit, which defines groups that... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100324930 - Imaging management apparatus for medical use: Provided is an image management apparatus for medical use which allows a small-scale medical treatment facility such as a practitioner to easily and efficiently associate image data generated by an image generation apparatus with patient information. The image management apparatus for medical use is equipped with a storage section (32)... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC
20100324926 - Managing patient bed assignments and bed occupancy in a health care facility: An integrated health care delivery network with enabling software and network technology to maximize bed resources, manage varying census levels, and avoid patient diversions through real-time monitoring, automation and communication, is disclosed. Preferably, the present invention is embodied in a bed management system that interfaces with and complements existing Admission/Discharge/Transfer... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100324924 - Medical billing systems and methods: The invention relates to medical billing systems, software, and methods. In the methods, a patient is told how much he or she owes to a hospital prior to or after discharge. The hospital then sells the right to collect the patient debt to a billing service. The billing service establishes... Agent: Patentbest
20100324931 - Method and article of manufacture for performing clinical trial budget analysis: An electronic method and article of manufacture is provided for analyzing clinical trial budgets. A clinical trial budget is input into a processor. The budget includes activities and associated activity costs of a clinical trial. The activities of the inputted clinical trial budget are classified into a set of standardized... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100324923 - Method and system for converting credit card rewards points to dollars for medical, dental, and pharmacy expenses: A method for helping a purchaser of goods pay for health care services when the purchaser uses a credit/debit card that enables participation in such a monetary reward program. A credit/debit card reader, at the point of sale, reads the information recorded on the card. The information is sent to... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100324925 - Method, system and computer program product for evaluating a status of a patient: A method for evaluating a status of a patient, the method includes: receiving a medical care schedule that comprises multiple medical care actions that should be taken and desired medical results; providing a desired event sequence that represents the medical care schedule; wherein the desired event schedule comprises at least... Agent: Reches Patents
20100324927 - Senior care navigation systems and methods for using the same: Senior care navigation systems and methods for using the same. In at least one exemplary system for utilizing and analyzing information to provide a desired outcome of the present disclosure, the system comprises an evidence repository comprising at least one item of evidence from each of at least two evidentiary... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100324922 - System and method of managing time spent for healthcare: A system and method of managing time spent for healthcare which provides patients with choices that can minimize time they spend attending to healthcare needs. The method includes establishing a record of patients which have checked-in at a healthcare facility by a server, storing times at which the patients received... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100324935 - 12-lead ecg measurement and report editing system: The present invention provides a real-time interactive information system for measurement of 12-lead electrocardiogram waveforms and report editing, comprising a server providing cross-platform web page browsing for user to input commands or to review ECG reports and to edit or to measure information from patient further, a device for supporting... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100324939 - Apparatus and method for managing prescription benefits: A system and method are disclosed for managing prescription benefits. Case records containing information regarding patients and prescription coverage activities for the patients are stored in the system. Users are allowed access to the system via an appropriate electronic communication network. The user can subsequently perform various tasks in order... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100324934 - Electronic backbone for medicine infrastructure: Embodiments of the invention relate to the association of a non-guessable, unique ID with a user and the automatic or electronic referral of user ID to a medical service provider, without revealing private medical information. After the assignment of a unique ID to a User, the ID may then provide... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20100324938 - Method and apparatus for identifying relationships in data based on time-dependent relationships: A decision support apparatus (100) includes a subject record database (102), a temporally dependent relationship identifier (104), an event predictor (130), a coded subject record database (106), a decision support system processor (108), and a user interface (110). The temporally dependent relationship identifier processes the data in the subject record... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100324937 - Method and system for creating customized medication charts: A method and system for creating customized medication chart is disclosed herewith. The method comprises: accessing medical information and patient information; and automatically generating a customized medication chart by interpreting the medical information and the patient information. The medication information includes medication information along with dosage and frequency, diagnostics and... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100324932 - Methods and systems for advising people with diabetes: A method and system for advising a person with diabetes to perform a task based on the recommended therapy are disclosed. A library of one or more tasks is established, wherein each task in the library is related to a therapy recommended to the person with diabetes. Personal and real-time... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100324940 - Methods, systems, and products for processing images: Methods, systems, and products process medical images. A notification is received that indicates a processed medical image is available and that indicates unprocessed medical images in a queue that have yet to be processed for display. The processed medical image is requested, received, and stored. The processed medical image and... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20100324936 - Pharmacy management and administration with bedside real-time medical event data collection: Methods and systems for automatically establishing an enhanced electronic health record (EHR) for a patient include an automatic data collection facility that collects data of a medically related event in proximity to a patient upon occurrence of the event. The collected data may include medication administration data such as medication,... Agent: Gtc Law Group LLP & Affiliates
20100324933 - Sequential timing and alarm system for tracking operating room procedures in prevention of wrong site surgery: An operating room procedure tracking device for tracking patients in surgery. The device employs a processor and user activated sequential switches to track the progress of the patient from their entry into the operating room to their departure. A time out protocol is tracked as well as the duration of... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20100324945 - Data insurance system based on dynamic risk management: A data insurance system with risk management, this risk management bases itself on a risk calculation algorithm targeted to digital data loss of computers and digital storage media. The risk is calculated using an algorithm based on S.M.A.R.T variables, O.S. variables, Anti-virus variables, Backup variables, S.N.M.P variables, Hardware variables and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100324943 - Genetically predicted life expectancy and life insurance evaluation: The present invention provides a system and methods for using a central database apparatus to evaluate a life insurance policy for a member of a population based on the genetically predicted life expectancy of the member.... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100324944 - Insurance code quote resolution system and method: An insurance code resolution system comprises a quotation module executable by a processor. The quotation module is configured to generate a quote request and submit the quote request to at least one insurance provider where the quote request comprises at least one code representing a parameter value for the quote.... Agent: Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. Intellectual Property Docket Clerk
20100324941 - Persistent sales agent for complex transactions: The present invention includes systems and methods employing branded virtual characters across multiple network platforms throughout various stages of complex transactions (eg, selling insurance). These characters initially engage prospective customers on a network platform, such as a social network, and persist over time across other network platforms (eg, university and... Agent: Ipxlaw Group LLP
20100324942 - System and method for receiving and evaluating requests for insurance proposals: A computer system for receiving and evaluating requests for quotes for insurance services includes a processor; and a memory storage device in communication with the processor. The processor is adapted to: receive via a communications interface data including a request for a quote to provide insurance services with respect to... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100324946 - Teleconference support system: A teleconference support system, establishing a teleconference among conference rooms, includes teleconference apparatuses, and a connection server including a conference venue information storage, a conference start judgment unit, and a teleconference apparatus connection unit. Each teleconference apparatus, disposed in each conference room, is provided with an image taking unit, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100324955 - Asset information reporting: A computer-implemented method for asset operation information services is described. In one example embodiment, the method can comprise receiving data related to operation of an asset, the data including positional data and at least one machine operational data, interpreting the positional data with the machine operational data to accurately determine... Agent: Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.
20100324956 - Automated pricing and/or \"green\" indicating method and system: The present invention comprises a rapid and automated creation of a price schedule and/or a “green” schedule comprising steps and an implementation for providing a set of construction (or other) plans created with an architectural, civil, industrial or other software design tool, such as CAD, and optionally a palette of... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20100324954 - Computer - implemented method and system for monitoring quality in product and/or service associated projects by application of improvement in six sigma methodology: A computer-implemented method and system for monitoring quality in product and/or service associated projects by the application of improvement in Six Sigma methodology. The method involves accepting as input values associated with a product and/or service to be improved, subsequent to the completion of the project. Then, the values associated... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100324952 - Continuous governance, risk and compliance management: A method for managing Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) within an integrated framework includes inventorying assets and relationships with business components of an organization structure (101), determining risk and compliance indexes for at least each asset and business component (102), evaluating the risk and compliance indexes for GRC decisions (103),... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100324948 - Managing event timelines: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for managing event timelines. Embodiments of the invention can be used to generate a dynamic task list (or progress indicator) that shows what tasks have been completed, tasks that can be done now, and remaining tasks. Thus, the task... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100324953 - Method and system for determining entitlements to resources of an organization: The invention relates to a method and system for determining one or more valid entitlements for one or more persons or roles to one or more resources of an organization. Person classification data, role classification data, role constraint data and/or entitlement constraint data are supplied to an inference engine that... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100324950 - Optimal mapping of a spatial print infrastructure: Disclose are embodiments for selecting an advantageous, feasible and suitable location for placing a selected printing device within a space. A mathematical formula identifies a most advantageous location for placing the selected printing device. Next, successive contour regions surrounding this most advantageous location are defined such that any inner contour... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC Frederick W. Gibb, Iii, Esq.
20100324951 - System and method for automated compliance with loan servicing legislation: A computer-based system, technology architecture design, business process model, method, computer readable medium comprising software, and associated set of business services, for automatically determining business resolutions to municipal, state, and federal compliance rules, guidelines and legislation relating specifically to Mortgage and Credit Servicing (“Servicing”). Generic resolutions and normalized legislative information... Agent: Michael Nothover
20100324947 - System and method for creating and using energy credits derived from the construction industry while maintaining green certificateion: A system and method for creating and using energy credits derived from the construction sector while maintaining green certification. The system and method uses buildings. The energy consumption of a building or buildings is first reduced by identifying and placing predetermined components in the buildings. That energy reduction is then... Agent: Preston P. Frischknecht Brent T. Winder
20100324957 - System and method for program management using systems engineering management model: The present invention solves the problems associated with traditional systems engineering process using a Systems Engineering Management Model (SEMM) which takes in to consideration all of the systems engineering capabilities critical to success (technical solution, risk, requirements, IPTs and interfaces, etc.) and provides for these capabilities in a timely and... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel
20100324958 - Systems and methods for travel, asset, and personnel information and risk management: A system(s) and method(s) for providing travel, asset, and personnel information accumulation, analysis, and reporting for improved risk assessment and management are disclosed. In various embodiments methods and systems may provide travel information to a consumer, by for example, acquiring information from at least one information source, characterizing the acquired... Agent: Wolff Law Office, PLLC
20100324949 - Transforming generic business measure definitions into executable monitoring specifications: A business process management (BPM) data processing system can be provided. The system can include a business process modeler executing in memory of a host server and a process generation engine coupled to the business process modeler and configured to generate an executable business process execution model from a business... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20100324961 - Method and system of providing service assistance using a hierarchical order of communication channels: An approach provides service assistance using a hierarchical order of communication channels. Service requests are received from a user. A plurality of different modes of communication functionality can be made available for interactivity with the user. A hierarchical order of the modes can be established in relation to the respective... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100324960 - Predicative recruitment reporting and management: Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses process data for an employee requisition, in which a contracted company may assume responsibility for supporting portions of the requisition process by filtering candidates. Consequently, only qualified candidates for a specified job assignment are interviewed by the contracting company (client). By looking at requisitions that... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100324959 - Processing shipment status events: Disclosed are various embodiments for processing shipment status events. An instance of a first event is obtained from a carrier. The instance of the first event is associated with a shipment in transit with the carrier, and the first event is associated with a set of first events used by... Agent: Client 170101 C/o Thomas , Kayden , Horstemeyer& Risley , LLP
20100324962 - Smart building manager: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100324965 - Apparatus, method and article to evaluate affiliate performance: An affiliate evaluation system rates the quality of affiliates' marketing efforts in electronic commerce. Such may employ information from a customer relationship management (CRM) program, tool or system, along with more traditional lead evaluation criteria, including lead evaluation by third party tools or systems. Individual leads may be assigned lead... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100324964 - Automatically monitoring working hours for projects using instant messenger: An automatic work monitoring system may be implemented in an instant messaging application so that employee hours can automatically be tracked and associated with projects. The work monitoring system can determine that an activity is associated with a project based on context of the activity and an employee's work profile.... Agent: Ibm Raleigh Iplaw (dg) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100324967 - Management system, and associated methods and apparatus, for dispatching tickets, receiving field information, and performing a quality assessment for underground facility locate and/or marking operations: An electronically generated locate request ticket identifying a dig area includes first image data associated with the dig area. The first image data includes one or both of: i) a marked-up image of a geographic area including the dig area, wherein the marked-up image includes at least one dig area... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100324966 - System and method for enhancing credit and debt collection: A system and method for enhancing assignment of debtor accounts to a plurality of collection parties is presented. The preferred embodiment is capable of optimizing the way by which individual performance entities are assigned to collect on actionable individual debtor accounts by a creditor. An analysis solution uses algorithms to... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC
20100324963 - Tag presence alerts for groups and meeting: Architecture for enabling a group of contacts of a communications framework to be tagged for concurrent availability and participation in a communications session. The status of the contacts is monitored to detect availability of the contacts, and to determine when the contacts are available concurrently to participate in the communications... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100324973 - Dynamic webpage generation including request-time auctioned web content: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems associated with providing request-time auctioning of web content and web services. The auction may be performed by a request-time web content auctioning service, which may accept bids of content and/or services from content and/or service providers, and may auction these bids against offers of... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20100324974 - Multi-attribute web content auctions: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems which may provide for multi-attribute auctioning. Bids and offers which comprise non-price attributes may be received by an auction service, such as web content bids and offers for space on webpages. The service may evaluate the various attributes of the bids and offers in... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20100324972 - Real-time, demand-based dynamic pricing system and method: Systems and methods for providing real-time dynamic pricing information for a product based on receipt of a price queries from consumers at point-of-sale. The system receives price queries for a product provided by a consumer at point-of-sale by way of use of a mobile communicating device such as cellphone. The... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100324968 - System and method for automatically restructuring database entries based on data obtained among a plurality of users: There are disclosed systems and methods which provide for an inter-action between unrelated databases such that information provided to a first database by a first provider can be pushed from the first database to a user based, at least in part, on data provided by that user to a second... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20100324971 - System and method for collecting survey information from targeted consumers: In one embodiment, a method and system can be configured to collect survey information from targeted customers. The method and system can provide customer survey information to merchants such as retailers and service providers. The system and method can be configured to identify consumers to participate in a survey program.... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100324969 - System and method for implementing an end of round in a multiple round auction: A system and method for implementing End-Of-Round (EOR) calculations in computer implemented multiple round auctions. The EOR process allows for the adjustment of price, quantity, and other parameters, and also adjusts bids as necessary in accordance with the auction rules, parameter values, and constraints. Feasible starting points for the EOR... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100324970 - System and method for intelligent job hunt: A system, computer readable storage medium, and computer-implemented method performs an intelligent job hunt to determine a sorted set of job openings relevant to a user's career goals. An intelligent job hunt engine uses user profile information to query a job openings index for job's relevant to the user. Results... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100324975 - System and method for promoting intellectual property: A method and system for the online promotion of intellectual property includes providing an Internet host station with at least one database that is connectable via the Internet to consumer stations and industry stations. The database includes a plurality of intellectual property items and a description of each intellectual property... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20100324976 - System and method for promoting intellectual property: A method and system for the online promotion of intellectual property includes providing an Internet host station with at least one database that is connectable via the Internet to consumer stations and industry stations. The database includes a plurality of intellectual property items and a description of each intellectual property... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20100324978 - Method and apparatus for providing incentives to purchasers: A pre-sale offer system (150) can advantageously provide a consumer (209, 234) who has selected an item for purchase with a pre-sale offer corresponding to the selected item to influence the consumer's buying decision. A pre-sale offer can constitute an incentive to buy a competing item. Alternatively, the pre-sale offer... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100324977 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing promotional information to a mobile asset: Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing promotion information to a mobile asset are provided by various embodiments of the invention. At least one triggering event for soliciting promotional information may be detected. Based on the detection, a request for promotional information may be communicated to a promotional information server and... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100324979 - Computer-based analysis of affiliate site performance: A performance analysis system analyzes the performance of affiliate sites that provide links to specific items in an electronic catalog, and identifies catalog items that can be listed by such affiliate web sites to improve performance. An association mining component analyzes transaction data attributable to specific categories or types of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100324980 - Method and system for revenue sharing: Disclosed herein is a method of sharing revenue contributions between a plurality of users. The method includes providing at least one prize pool, contributing revenue to the at least one prize pool based on at least one revenue source, providing drawing entries to the plurality of users, selecting at least... Agent: Young Basile
20100324981 - System and method for media distribution on social networks: An apparatus and method for distributing media via an exchange club or social networking site effects or includes the process of identifying a member by authenticating a unique device identifier received from the user's computing device when accessing the social networking site, enabling the member to select one or more... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100324982 - Method and system to offer best price deal and sharp targeted point of purchase advertisement in e-retail website: A Unique E-Retail System for Customers of Branded Products and Services that Serves as a Point of Purchase Advertising Medium that identifies ‘interested’ Customers based on an uniquely tracked Brand Choice Behavioral Targeting software program and further inducing them to take buying decisions in a brand's favor by offering Brand... Agent: Nwamu, P.C.
20100324983 - System and method for media distribution: A method for media distribution executable on a computer readable medium that, if executed by a device, causes the device to perform steps for determining whether a usage license for a media is present on the device using a distribution application stored on the computer readable medium, soliciting for the... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100324985 - Method and apparatus for recommendation engine using pair-wise co-occurrence consistency: The invention, referred to herein as PeaCoCk, uses a unique blend of technologies from statistics, information theory, and graph theory to quantify and discover patterns in relationships between entities, such as products and customers, as evidenced by purchase behavior. In contrast to traditional purchase-frequency based market basket analysis techniques, such... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100324984 - Vending machine prize redemption and marketing system: The present invention relates to bulk vending machines that sell items in combination with a redemption certificate for points that can be redeemed at a website for premium prizes by a customer, and for collection of marketing information by the seller.... Agent: Juneau Partners
20100324986 - Pay yourself first with revenue generation: The system identifies a revenue producing opportunity for a user. The system obtains information related to the user's income, income sources, user's debts (e.g., bills) and user's goals. The system identifies a revenue producing opportunity for the user by matching user information with information regarding the opportunities. The system further... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100324987 - Certified email system and method: e
20100324988 - Systems and methods for aggregating and reporting multi-platform advertising performance data: In an exemplary method, a computing system acquires advertising performance data from a plurality of independent advertising platform subsystems, aggregates the advertising performance data based on linking data to form a grouping of related advertising performance data, and transmits data representative of the grouping of related advertising performance data to... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100324990 - Targeting advertisements in a social network: A social networking website logs information about actions taken by members of the website. For a particular member of the website, the website presents targeted ads based on actions by the member and one or more characteristics of the member. The social networking website maintains a profile associated with the... Agent: Facebook/fenwick Silicon Valley Center
20100324992 - Dynamically reactive response and specific sequencing of targeted advertising and content delivery system: A system for rendering advertisements in accordance with a predetermined sequence. The system may include a centralized management system for disseminating advertisements to a plurality of electronic devices. The advertisements may be rendered on the electronic devices in accordance with the predetermined sequence for the advertisements. The advertisements may be... Agent: Karl R Cannon
20100324991 - System and method for associating queries and documents with contextual advertisements: A computer implemented method and system for associating advertisements with a web page comprises: obtaining advertisement keyword meanings associated with the advertisements; indexing the advertisements according to the keyword meanings; disambiguating the page to identify page keyword meanings; expanding the page keyword meanings; searching for matches between the advertisement keyword... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20100324993 - Promotional content presentation based on search query: In a computer-implemented method of providing digital content, a plurality of web pages is identified, where each of the identified web pages has an associated benefit to be accrued as a result of activity by a user on the identified web page. A search query that includes a search term... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100324994 - Location based service for directing ads to subscribers: In one embodiment, a method of providing a location based service (LBS), comprises: (i) receiving location information over a period of time by one or more software programs from a plurality of wireless devices belonging to a plurality of subscribers; (ii) processing the location information to detect that respective subscribers... Agent: C.s. Lee Crawford
20100324995 - Method and system for content delivery using delivery report message: The present invention relates to a data messaging system and method for transmitting content to a subscriber of telephony services which are provided by an operator, such as a mobile network operator. The method and system facilitates the transmission of content in a delivery report message sent to the subscriber... Agent: Bohan Mathers
20100324996 - Advertising method, sns advertising system and recording medium: Disclosed is an advertising method, and a Social Networking Service (SNS) advertising system and a recording medium for performing the same. The advertising method includes: analyzing a Call Data Records (CDR) system for storing therein phone call details of user terminals, and extracting groups; receiving advertising information; searching for a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100324998 - Flexible advertiser billing system with mixed postpayment and prepayment capabilities: A computer-implemented method of providing advertising to a client includes establishing a billing experience between a client and a provider, providing advertising opportunities to the client on at least one of a continual basis and a periodic basis, evaluating a credit risk associated with the client at least one of... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20100324997 - Systems and methods for computer-created advertisements: The invention relates to a computerized method for a user to create an advertisement by displaying a plurality of advertising formats for selection by a user; displaying a template corresponding to a selected advertising format; displaying a plurality of product references for selection by the user; displaying on the template... Agent: Remenick PLLC
20100324999 - Advertisement proxy service: An advertising proxy server enables limited-functionality web browsers, such as those commonly installed on mobile devices, to display web page content quickly, without incurring the delay normally associated with displaying web pages containing advertisements. When such a web browser requests a web page containing advertisements from a web server, the... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull
20100325000 - Ordering method and order management system: An order management system includes a pen-shaped scanner a1n (n=1 to N) for reading codes indicating items from a menu to obtain order information, the menu having a plurality of codes indicating items recorded thereon; a printer/cradle a1n for issuing an exchange coupon having identification information printed thereon, the identification... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100325001 - System and kiosk for commerce of optical media through multiple locations: A kiosk dispenses and receives recorded optical media using an interconnected central server, through an Internet Service Provider. The central server has databases and processing capabilities and is connected to a credit verification system. The databases collect inventory administration information and customer data (e.g., credit card information and email addresses)... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100325002 - System and method for verifying user identity information in financial transactions: A system and method for verifying a user's identity during a point-of-sale transaction are provided. The system and method provide for applying for, receiving and verifying a financial services provider card; providing a plurality of requested biometric identification data to a financial services provider; uploading the plurality of biometric identification... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100325003 - Integrated point of sale terminal: An integrated point-of-sale terminal for use with a fuel dispenser has a site controller, at least one dispenser having a user interface, at least one processor at the site controller, memory coupled to the processor, and a plurality of point-of-sale applications associated with the site controller. The processor is configured... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100325005 - Certified email system and method:
20100325006 - Flexible mobile gift cards: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to allowing a recipient of a closed-loop gift card to select one of a plurality of merchants toward which to apply the value. A consumer buys a variable gift card from a service provider for a set amount. The consumer pays the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing
20100325009 - Internet and mobile technologies based secured lottery system and method: A system and method for secure electronic government service are provided. The system and method can eliminate the need for travel to an authorized retailer by a player of the lottery since purchase can be facilitated anywhere, anytime via the Internet. In addition, using the system, winning tickets or games... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20100325008 - Methods for transforming an auctioned item of unknown value and buyer into an auctioned item of known value and buyer: Methods, including methods conducted with a computer system and/or over a telecommunications network, are provided for transforming an auctioned item of unknown value and buyer into an auctioned item of known value and buyer. The methods comprise sealed bid, second-best price auctions that diminish the effects of information asymmetry while... Agent: Kenneth J. Michlitsch
20100325007 - System and method for mobile commerce using sms and voice hybrid communication: This invention relates in general to mobile commerce, and more specifically to a system and method that uses a combination of SMS messages and voice channel communication to convey user account authentication and/or user account details. By using this invention, sending authentication information of the user over SMS is avoided.... Agent: Brightfon, Inc.
20100325004 - System and method for providing information on selected topics to interested users: There are disclosed systems and methods which provide for an inter-action between unrelated databases such that information provided to a first database by a first provider can be pushed from the first database to a user based, at least in part, on data provided by that user to a second... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20100325010 - System and method for competitive pricing and procurement of customized goods and services: An apparatus and method for selecting a lowest bidding vendor from a plurality of vendors of a customized good or service, including receiving a set of vendor's attributes from each of the plurality of vendors representing their respective capabilities, and receiving an invitation-for-bid data from the buyer defining a custom... Agent: Houston Office Of Novak Druce And Quigg LLP
20100325013 - Method and system for efficiently relaying merchandise deal through public assessment in on-line market: Provided are an electronic commerce method and system that are capable of collecting information on a variety of goods or quotations in broad, intermediate, and narrow categories corresponding to attributes of goods that a buyer requests according to his or her needs, and managing the information in a database. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100325014 - User performance rating system: A system comprises a processor-implemented collection module configured to request rating information from a first user relating to a transaction involving the first user and second user in an online transaction processing environment. The requested rating information relates to performance of the second user with respect to the transaction in... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20100325011 - Listing recommendation in a network-based system: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method to facilitate generating listing recommendations to a user of a network-based commerce system. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a term associated with a user interaction in a network-based commerce system. The method further includes generating a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100325012 - method of controlling release of a data product: A computer implemented method of controlling release of a data product to a host, comprising: providing a data parcel to a host comprising: (i) a payload interpreter accessible by an interface application program interface (API) for operation by the host and (ii) a data payload readable by the payload interpreter... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100325016 - Method and system for dynamically generating a gallery of available designs for kit configuration: Methods, computer-readable storage media, and apparatuses for dynamically generating a gallery of available designs for a particular kit configuration including a plurality of different products are presented.... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel
20100325017 - Online bidding system, method and computer program product: A system, method and computer program product for online bidding for vehicle purchases, including a server configured to receive a vehicle request specifying a vehicle desire to be purchased from a buyer computer device. The server is configured to transmit the vehicle request to one or more computer devices of... Agent: The Villamar Firm PLLC
20100325015 - System and method for using image data to provide services in connection with an online retail environment: An image recognition system is provided with a reference image and the image recognition system functions to discern a context for the reference image. A user is thereafter presented with recommendations for products or other online services that are relevant to the discerned context for the image.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100325018 - System and method for providing access to network services: A system and method for provisioning services accessible via a broadband network. The system receives a user selection of one or more services that have been deemed to be available to the user via the network as well as user registration information. The user registration information may include billing information... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100325019 - System and process for documenting network assets: A system for asset inventory and management that includes a data input module, an asset storage database, a search module, and a display module is provided. The data input module can be used to input asset data, location data, and container data, the location data and the container data associated... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100325020 - Systems and/or methods for globally tracking items and generating active notifications regarding the same: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for fraud reduction and/or product recovery. For example, in certain exemplary embodiments, a central repository for item-level data related to stolen, missing, counterfeit, or other items may be provided. The item-level data may be stored as a function of EPC/RFID and/or serial number information... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100325022 - Content provisioning and revenue disbursement: A method for provisioning content to users, including for each of a plurality of items of media content, maintaining information about one or more owners of the item of media content, and maintaining information about one or more providers of the item of media content, for each of a plurality... Agent: Catch Media/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100325023 - Method of recording and paying declared dividends in an investment company that invests in fixed income securities and has conventional and etf share classes with different dividend payment frequencies: A method is are provided to administer an investment company. The investment company issues one or more classes of shares that are bought from and redeemed with the investment company at a net asset value. The investment company also issues one or more classes of shares that are listed for... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100325021 - Methods and apparatus for providing centralized web services for funds transfer system: A method of operating a centralized web services computer system includes providing a standard interface for financial institutions (FIs) and for funds transfer service providers that participate in a remittance system. The centralized web services computer system may also provide services such as integrating its operations into online banking or... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100325024 - System and method for obligation management in wireless communication devices: A wireless communication device (100) includes an obligation manager (101) that is configured to cause a processor (102) operable with a memory (103) to determine which member of a group is to be responsible for fulfillment of a group obligation. The obligation manager (101) determines which member will fulfill the... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv
20100325025 - System and method for sharing media: An apparatus or method for sharing media on a social network effects, or includes steps for, accessing a social networking site using login information provided by a first member, broadcasting a media sharing announcement for a first media belonging to the first member to a second member of the social... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100325026 - Anti-crimes financial network: A computerized system is established through a network to help business organizations conduct and manage their businesses with anti-financial crimes provisions according to the government regulations and laws, e.g., the Bank Secrecy and the USA PATRIOT Act, and to enable financial institutions to monitor and manage these business organizations with... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20100325061 - Electronic bartering system with facilitating tools: A method for responding to order flow is disclosed. The method comprises establishing for a market maker a rule for automatically generating a contra order in response to an order. The rule comprises at least one condition comprising at least one characteristic describing the order. The at least one condition... Agent: Lech Law, LLC
20100325067 - Method and system for updating a loan portfolio with information on secondary liens: A computer-based method of updating a client loan portfolio with information on secondary liens relatable to portfolio properties includes inputting property data from the portfolio, monitoring a secondary lien database for secondary liens relatable to the property data, and notifying the client if a secondary lien is detected. Notifying the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (1st American Re)
20100325066 - Method for executing a single tranche synthetic abs derivative transaction: A Single Tranche Synthetic ABS product is designed to replicate economics returns of structured finance collateralized debt obligations (SF CDO) securities and allow parties to express a leveraged and/or correlation view on a custom ABS portfolio by transferring a credit risk of a particular transacted tranche of a portfolio in... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100325065 - Methods and systems for monitoring, analyzing and reporting information in association with collateralized financial instruments: In one method embodiment of the present methods and systems, a computer-assisted method is provided for analyzing at least one financial instrument associated with a financial institution. The financial instrument has an associated collateral. The method includes receiving at least one collateral margin record from a collateral data source, wherein... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100325062 - System for selecting and purchasing assets and maintaining an investment portfolio: The invention is in the field of computer implemented systems and methods for generating a profile of an investor's risk tolerance, providing automated investment allocation advice based on the risk tolerance of the investor, generating at least one list of investments for the portfolio of the investor, allowing for review... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.
20100325064 - System, method, and computer program product for calculating withdrawal amount under guaranteed benefit of investment product using market-based variable rate: Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining a guaranteed benefit of an investment product include a means for changing an allowable withdrawal amount of the benefit associated with the guarantee based on a market-based interest rate that can be correlated to the hedging cost of the provider in funding... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100325063 - System, method, and computer program product for market-based pricing of investment products with guaranteed benefits: Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining a fee for an investment product having a guaranteed benefit include a means for determining the fee based upon at least one measurement of market volatility.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100325034 - Aggregated trading system: A trading system is described herein for hosting a collection of one or more electronic exchanges. The collection of electronic exchanges may be made up of separately designated exchanges under one or more authorizing and regulating bodies. The trading system receives from traders bids to purchase and offers to sell... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100325027 - Method and apparatus for automatically generating trading instructions and executing trading: Method and apparatus for automatic trading with a module for generating instructions and an automatic trading module wherein trading-relevant data of an extensive environment are registered, trading strategies determined, and the definition of the volume of a trading as well as the execution of a trading carried out basically without... Agent: Ip Strategies
20100325031 - Method and system for trading financial assets: Systems and methods for trading financial assets are disclosed. Financial assets may be traded by locally providing quotes for a financial asset in a foreign currency, locally receiving orders for the financial asset in the foreign currency, and locally filling the orders in the foreign currency. Hedged quotes for the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100325028 - Supplier evaluation method in electronic commerce and system thereof: A method comprises the steps of: from member information of a trading partner as an object to be evaluated and order information on product items, estimating a supply chain associated with the member information and the item information; narrowing or screening the estimated supply chain by using attribute information associated... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100325030 - System and method of implementing massive early terminations of long term financial contracts: A method of and system for terminating or assigning outstanding OTC derivative transactions between a plurality of financial institutions (banks). The system comprises: a processing station arranged to receive transaction data describing a plurality of transactions from a plurality of banks via the Internet. The processing station comprises: a linking... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100325032 - Systems and methods for delivering parameters to automated security order execution systems: In one aspect, the present invention permits users of trading algorithms to jointly achieve the objectives described above, namely: (a) permit access to trading algorithms of (arbitrary) complexity without requiring proprietary protocol extensions; (b) allow users to easily identify and store one or more sets of dynamic vs. static parameters... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100325029 - Systems and methods for providing a trading interface: Systems and methods for configurable trading interfaces that allow a trader to quickly and easily submit trading commands to a trading system are provided. Using these systems and methods, a trader can using various trading interfaces to initiate trading commands, configure various display features and default command settings, and control... Agent: Innovation Division
20100325033 - Upside forward with early funding provision: A system for and method of providing a forward contract with an upside return and the possibility of early valuation are presented. The prices of the underlying financial instruments are allowed to float to a limited extent. Moreover, the party taking the short position is allowed to cash out early,... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100325035 - Fraud/risk bureau: Systems and methods for generating fraud/risk report for consumers are disclosed. A server computer in a fraud/risk system receives a request from a client computer of a user for a fraud/risk report associated with a consumer. The server computer queries a database that stores pre-filtered data provided from third party... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100325036 - Pay yourself first with revenue generation: The system identifies a revenue producing opportunity for a user. The system obtains information related to the user's income, income sources, user's debts (e.g., bills) and user's goals. The system identifies a revenue producing opportunity for the user by matching user information with information regarding the opportunities. The system further... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100325039 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for encoding enhanced issuer information in a card: Facilitating communications between an electronic payment device and an issuer host includes storing in the payment device a set of personalization parameters. A first set of status information indicative of available status information relating to the payment device is transformed into a second set of status information based on the... Agent: Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP
20100325040 - Device authority for authenticating a user of an online service: A method for authenticating a user of a third party online service includes steps for receiving a device identifier and registration information from a client device of the user, the registration information comprising data that links the device identifier with a third-party account, gathering reputational information regarding the third-party account... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100325041 - System and method for encoding information in magnetic stripe format for use in radio frequency identification transactions: A transaction device system is associated with a transaction device proxy account identifier, which may be stored in a database on the transaction device system. The proxy transaction device identifier may be stored on the database in any conventional merchant recognizable format. Additionally, the proxy transaction device identifier may be... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100325037 - Transaction card assembly with transaction card and auxiliary item: A transaction card assembly includes a transaction card, a foldable backer, and an article. The transaction card includes an account identifier fixedly connected thereto. The account identifier is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal and links the transaction card to a financial account or record. The foldable backer supports the... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20100325038 - Transaction card with oscillating member: A transaction card includes a base member, an auxiliary member, and an account identifier. The base member defines a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a spiral cut extending through the base to define a spiral portion. The spiral portion is stretched to extend in a... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20100325042 - Payment service to efficiently enable electronic payment: A method to redirect a browser client is disclosed. The method comprises storing information at a payment service web site that includes a return URL (uniform resource locator) corresponding to a web-based interface hosted by a merchant web site. Next, the method comprise extracting the return URL embedded in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100325043 - Customized card-building tool: Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus and method for customizing a bank card. For example, the apparatus includes a communication interface and a processor operatively coupled to the communication interface. The communication interface is configured to interact with a user terminal and receive user input from the user terminal,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100325044 - System and method for accessing the maximum available funds in an electronic financial transaction: A “MAX”, or other appropriate descriptive, selection is added to the set of selections available to users of electronic financial transactions. This selection determines the maximum amount which can be accessed by a user, subject to hardware, software, account and other restrictions.... Agent: Ungaretti & Harris LLP Intellectual Property Group - Patents
20100325045 - Jsi biometric payment system: The JSI Biometric Payment System is designed to work in conjunction the JSI Key and its' Chip Recognition System. The JSI Biometric Payment System is designed for the point of sales and payment industries and their different markets, the banking and financial institutions, and ATM networks to eliminate fraudulent electronic... Agent: Linsley A. Johnson
20100325049 - Run efficiency measuring system, a vehicle and a certificate: A run efficiency measuring system measures both investment into a vehicle for run and actual run performance by the vehicle. The investment means cost of energy, toll, and budgeted time, while the actual run performance means travel distance and saved time. Run efficiency is calculated on the measurements separately by... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100325047 - System and method for providing advice to consumer regarding a payment transaction: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a consumer with an alert or other information regarding a payment transaction. When a consumer conducts a payment transaction, an alert may be sent to a device to enable the consumer to view the alert. The contents of the alert, the triggers for sending... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100325048 - System and method for providing consumer tip assistance as part of payment transaction: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for conducting payment transactions are disclosed. In exemplary embodiments, a consumer may wish to add a tip or gratuity when paying for a good or service, such as a meal at a restaurant. Exemplary systems may generate an alert or other form of message based on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100325046 - Transaction security method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for increasing the security of transactions between two parties is disclosed. The method and apparatus employ multiple PINs from which elements are selected for user identification. The transactions may be financial transactions or any other transaction where user identification is required.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100325050 - Control method for a print processing device, control method for a receipt printing device, a print processing device, a receipt issuing system, and a program: A method and system are provided for a receipt printing device that produces receipts. Encrypted data is necessary to produce the receipt to prevent forgery of the receipt. The encrypted data based on information, which can be transaction information, received from a POS terminal. The encrypted data will be printed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100325051 - System and method for piracy reduction in software activation: A method for reducing piracy in software activation may be implemented on a computer readable medium storing software instructions that execute the method, which includes steps for receiving a media identifier of a media and a device identifier from a first remote device executing the media, the device identifier being... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100325052 - Wireless transaction payment service application selection: A method of performing a transaction over a contactless interface placing a first device in wireless communication with a second device, selecting the interface over which the first and second device with communicate, selecting the application to be used to approve or disapprove the transaction, communicating to the second device... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100325053 - System and method for new execution and management of financial and data transactions: A system and method for execution of financial and data transactions includes a point-of-sale device configured to execute a transaction in which at least one good or service is sold to an individual having a card with a storage medium encoding a card number. The transaction is completed after said... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Attn: MnIPDocket
20100325054 - Method and apparatus for business intelligence analysis and modification: Systems and methods for analyzing business intelligence workflow are disclosed. The systems and methods are configured to generate a business intelligence workflow representation associated with a business intelligence asset. A given piece of business intelligence data can be queried and the system and method can generate a workflow slice that... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100325055 - Systems and methods to identify and locate probate estates: Systems and method to identify and locate probate estates of client debtors. One embodiment includes receiving a client file, wherein the file includes a record of individual client debtors and determining if a date of death is available for each of the individual client debtors. Some such embodiments further include... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100325056 - System and method for facilitating property comparisons: A system and method allowing a user to quickly receive a ranked comparison of homes for sale based on default criteria or criteria of the user's choice. An interactive website is provided into which a home buyer can enter details of several properties under consideration for purchase and receive a... Agent: Damien Loveland
20100325057 - Leveraging social capital on a website: The described techniques relate to leveraging social capital associated with a user's profile on a website. In some implementations, a framework can be provided that includes a protected space associated with the user's profile on a social networking website. The protected space can be configured to allow verified indicia of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100325058 - Organizational network system and method: Techniques for organizational networking for improving efficiency of organizations at performing various organizational tasks are disclosed. A method of organizational networking automatically updates content in an organizational network based on roles of members within an organizational hierarchy. A technique for creating a new subnetwork based on hierarchies associated with existing... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100325059 - Method to facilitate engagement of a company with an available position: A method to encourage a recruiter to engage a company with an available position on a computer network that accepts information about the available position from the company; accepts information about a candidate for the available position from a recruiter and submits the information about the candidate to the company;... Agent: Schox PLC
20100325060 - Luggage identification system and apparatus: An electronic baggage tracking device replaces the tracking sticker presently applied to baggage. The device has a display which at least selectively displays destination indicia such as a barcode identifying a particular destination airport location. The device also has the ability to store traveler identification information, which is preferably at... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & Martin
20100325069 - Advertising medium for ads to nature to eliminate plastic bags: Disclosed is a method for replacing non-degradable plastic bags with better bags, such as bio-degradable plastic bags, paper bags, or, preferably, compostable bags. The method facilitates the use of better bags by using them as an advertising medium. Thus the method of coordinating third party advertising comprises (a) contacting a... Agent: Camilo A. Ferro
20100325068 - Method of exchanging money to people for their ingenuity, in order to stimulate the economy and creative learning: An arrangement of money is organized and managed to award the projects (10) users for their ingenuity online; thus overall stimulating the economy and creative learning. Users submit pieces of artwork relative to the daily verbs (18) for their fair chance at making money each day. Any type of artists... Agent: Kyle Knoblauch12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100318372 - Apparatus and method for dynamically optimized eligibility determination, data acquisition, and application completion: The apparatus and methods disclosed herein provide a convenient and efficient computer-based process methodology for identifying and qualifying people for different solutions and outcomes and enrolling and/or registering people in appropriate programs as they are identified. The most preferred embodiments of the present invention comprise one or more structured computerized... Agent: Wright Law Group, PLLC Attn: Mark F. Wright
20100318373 - Carbon footprint determination device: A carbon footprint calculator that carries out certain parts of the detection of the carbon footprint automatically.... Agent: Scott C Harris Law Office Of Scott C Harris, Inc
20100318371 - Comprehensive hazard evaluation system and method for chemicals and products: A comprehensive hazard evaluation system and method for chemicals and products. The system includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores the component make-up for each of a number of products. The memory also stores an environmental hazard score, an environmental health hazard score, and a physical hazard score... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100318374 - Determining influencers: The present disclosure relates generally to determining influencers in a Web 2.0 environment. More specifically, in some implementations, an influence of an electronically-accessed content on an involvement between an accessor and a third party is determined. In further implementations, a provider of the electronically accessed content is rewarded based on... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20100318369 - Document management system: A document management system creates a copy of a first purchase document when a request to modify the first purchase document is received. The copy of the first purchase document is a second purchase document. The system receives modifications for the second purchase document. The system requests approval of the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20100318376 - Message-passing protocol between entities having dissimilar capabilities: A system is described for conducting a communication exchange between at least a first entity and a second entity. In operation, the first entity and the second entity implement a communication mechanism that relies on a common set of method modules. Each method module may receive a message that conveys... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318375 - System and method for localized valuations of media assets: An engine, system and method for selecting at least one endorser for use in one or more advertisements. The engine, system and method may include a talent library including a plurality of electronic media assets delineated by respective ones of the at least one endorser, a mention tracker that electronically... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100318370 - Web service interaction in a dynamically extensible business application: A method of binding a web service to a business application includes dynamically extending the executable code of the business application while the business application is being executed by a networked web service client device. The dynamic extension of the business application creates a persistent customizable web service interaction between... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Vancott Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100318377 - Breast milk management system and method and elements for use therewith: The invention relates to minimizing errors in expressed breast milk feeding in NICU/PICU and other environments. A container of expressed breast milk is labeled with information unique to mother and child. The information may be used to access a system of information about the expressed breast milk, mother's identity, child's... Agent: Nora M. Tocups
20100318378 - Patient bed search and management system: An automated search system uses data indicating clinical and non-clinical needs of a patient to provide a ranked list of candidate beds, status of beds and availability of a specific type of bed having a particular set of clinical attributes, using a score value derived using configurable rules for comparing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100318380 - Controller for telemedicine applications: A controller is configured to allow flexible control of information distribution for telemedical assistance being provided via a telemedicine workplace for a treatment carried out in a treatment room. The controller is configured for receiving medical information from a medical modality or storage system for medical information, forwarding the received... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100318381 - Panel diagnostic method and system: A method and system for computerized medical diagnostics is disclosed. Beginning with interacting with a patient or a healthcare professional via a diagnostic module to obtain patient health items, the system automatically obtains an initial differential diagnosis and multiple strategy differential diagnoses based on the patient health items. In one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318379 - Use of internet site as a registry for results of medical tests: Results of medical tests for sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) or other medical conditions such as drug use are posted to a registry site accessible by a subscriber and any authorized guest of the subscriber. The medical test results are associated with a verification of the subscriber's identity. The verification may... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318383 - Interactive credential system and method: The interactive credential system and method has a database containing employee-employer-applicant surveyed information, industry specific criteria, such as insurance loss history and account performance, an authorization code for authorizing access to the database and a control device, operatively associated with the database, for presenting weighted scores. The system further includes... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100318382 - Just-in-time insurer's flooring evaluation and replacement system: The present invention is directed to a system, and method for making and using the same, for an on-site evaluation of flooring materials, condition, and value, and further, for providing replacement flooring. The present invention provides an effective and uniform way to more objectively evaluate flooring and/or provide replacement flooring... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.
20100318385 - Method and system for assigning seats on board collective means of transport: A method for assigning seats on board a collective means of transport, for example an aircraft belonging to a airline company, includes the step of providing a data bank accessible to the transport company and containing the demographic data of the passengers, accompanied by personal profiles deriving from information supplied... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20100318384 - Method of purchasing a ticket for a journey on transportation means: A method of purchasing, paying for and validating a journey wherein the traveler books the journey via a mobile telephone, on the Internet or at a booking terminal of a travel agency. The method includes starting in a superordinate data system including a database an account K that can be... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100318386 - System and method for managing reservation requests for one or more inventory items: A system and method for managing reservation requests for one or more inventory items are provided. A user reservation request is obtained and processed to identify inventory data matching the reservation request. Reservation transaction, reservation items and reservation inventory records are generated corresponding to the user reservation request. If the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318387 - Systems and methods for the electronic distribution of trip related information: Methods for distributing trip related information on board passenger carrier are presented. In some embodiments, a method for distributing passenger trip related information includes storing and updating passenger information, seat information, vehicle timing information, and/or any other travel information in a Departure Control System. Changes to the stored information may... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100318389 - Business flow processing method and apparatus: A business flow processing method includes: extracting data of a series of works carried out for each case from a database storing results of the works, generating process instances in which work names of the works carried out are arranged in time series; judging, for each of the process instances,... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100318391 - Method and computer program product for changing an it system: A method of changing an information technology system comprising a plurality of interacting components is provided. In an embodiment, the method comprises defining (320) a plurality of maintenance windows; providing (330) a database (110) of required component changes, each change comprising a workflow of at least one activity having a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100318388 - Native american indian compliant financial services methodology: A financial services method formulated in accordance with the principles of the current invention supports the implementation of certain Native American Indian compliant financial instruments that are beneficial for trading and possess like qualities to those traded on traditional markets. A financial association is created under which the parties in... Agent: Jeremy Gauld
20100318390 - System and method for a planner: A planning system and method is disclosed. The planning system includes at least one business rule remote from at least one client, a meeting editor, and at least one tracker communicately connected to the meeting editor, wherein the at least one tracker tracks at least two data items selected from... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20100318395 - Determining capability interdependency/constraints and analyzing risk in business architectures: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for determining capability interdependency and analyzing risks in business architectures. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention can be used to drive an understanding of the relative interdependency (complexity) of a capability and how capabilities impact one another. Connectedness and/or data... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100318393 - Dynamically dispatching workflows in response to workflow rules: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for dispatching a workflow responsive to a request. A plurality of dispatch rules may be defined based on user input. Each of the plurality of dispatch rules may specify a workflow and an associated condition for invoking the respective workflow. Each workflow... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20100318394 - Executing transactions as an atomic unit: Multiple operations of a local transaction are enabled to be performed atomically at a resource. A local transaction scope is invoked that includes multiple transaction operations and a commit operation. A local transaction object is generated that includes a transaction identifier. The transaction identifier is initialized with a unique identification... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318396 - Framework for supporting repair processes of aircraft: A framework for supporting one or more repair processes of one or more aircraft. The repair processes are based on repair information or repair solution corresponding to the damages to one or more structural components of the aircraft. The framework includes a knowledge engine, and a deployment engine. The knowledge... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100318392 - Industrial status viewer system and method: A method of providing industrial status views reflecting a schedule for industrial project plan generated by a project schedule planning and management application includes uploading the industrial project plan schedule, uploading CAD drawing files comprising a physical layout of resources, structural elements and equipment units included in the project plan... Agent: Ely B. Zborovsky
20100318399 - Adaptive meeting management: A template and/or knowledge associated with a synchronous meeting are obtained by a computing device. The computing device then adaptively manages the synchronous meeting based at least in part on the template and/or knowledge.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100318400 - Method and system for linking interactions: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for linking interactions. The method includes grouping a plurality of customer-agent interactions into a category upon identifying one or more predetermined common characteristics in the customer-agent interactions and linking at least two of said customer-agent interactions to form a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100318402 - Methods and apparatus for managing locate and/or marking operations: First ticket information describing a locate operation to be performed is electronically received, including image information and/or geospatial metadata relating to a dig area and/or a work site. Field information relating to the locate operation as at least partially performed and/or environmental information relating to the dig area and/or the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100318401 - Methods and apparatus for performing locate and/or marking operations with improved visibility, quality control and audit capability: First ticket information relating to one or more locate request tickets identifying a dig area is electronically received, including first image data associated with the dig area. The first image data includes one or both of: i) a marked-up digital image of a geographic area including the dig area, the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100318398 - Natural language interface for collaborative event scheduling: A collaborative event scheduling method and system are provided which allow participants and an event initiator to interact with a scheduler in a natural language form. Participants provide a respective availability announcement, which is processed to generate a representation of the user's availability within a time window specified for the... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20100318397 - Synchronizing delegation models between disparate servers: Architecture that provides synchronization of delegation permissions between discrete delegation models. For example, the synchronization of the delegation permissions (of a delegator and delegatee) can be performed between a delegation component of a scheduling system and a delegation component of a conferencing system such that the delegatee not only accesses... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318404 - Compensating stores for consumer influence with automated tracking: Consumer stores typically sell products at a retail profit, which covers the cost of pre-sale, consumer-influencing services regarding the products (e.g., discussions with sales associates, product demonstrations, and consumer inspections of the products.) However, consumers may utilize these services but may purchase selected products from other retailers that do not... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318407 - Personalized coupon system: A personalized coupon system is disclosed. A localized offer list may be provided to a consumer including a plurality of offers from merchants in a location near the location of the consumer. The offers included in the offer list may be selected by the system based on progressive and regressive... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100318405 - Product placement for the masses: Product-related information provided by brand owners is made available for inclusion in user-generated content. Users may include the product-related information in user-generated content, and receive payment for including the product-related information in their user-generated content based on metrics and rules for publishing the product-related information.... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20100318406 - Quantitative branding analysis: A method and system for analysis and evaluation of branding of commercial products embedded in entertainment programming. The entertainment programming may be divided into blocks that are compared to several rule sets defining audio visual and other attributes of the commercial products to evaluate parameters such as recall of the... Agent: Patentforge
20100318403 - System and method for top-down performance optimization using elasticity modeling: A system uses elasticity modeling to enable cross category optimization of store display space for merchandise for any group of stores and items using point-of-sale data. A space elasticity curve is periodically created for each combination of performance metric, store cluster, planogram, and item segment, and is then scaled by... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100318409 - Component based productivity measurement: Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses evaluate the productivity of a work effort and determine the potential productivity improvement for completing the work effort. The work effort is baselined, and the potential productivity improvement may be assessed by presenting evaluation questions organized by categories. The potential productivity improvement is then applied... Agent: Accenture C/o Murabito, Hao & Barned LLP
20100318408 - Method and system for generating quantitative indicators: A method of generating a quantitative indicator of sales for a market segment for a predetermined time period is disclosed. The market segment represents a plurality of members with one or more products. The method includes receiving sales data from the plurality of members of the market segment, calculating the... Agent: William H. Honaker Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100318410 - System and method for analyzing agent interactions: A system and method for analyzing agent interactions is provided. An interaction between an agent and a business is provided to analysts. Performance scores for the interaction are received from each of the analysts and compared. A deviation between the performance score is determined. The deviation is compared to a... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100318411 - Community philanthropy system & process: A computer-implemented process and system for the distribution of resources such as funds to not-for-profit (NFP) entities or other organizations. The system may include a resource accumulation module for acquiring and keeping track of resources, a resource division module for initially determining what to do with resources that have been... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm
20100318412 - Method and system for real-time location and inquiry based information delivery: Systems and methods for real-time location and inquiry based information delivery are described. Embodiments of a method for real-time location and inquiry based information delivery include receiving, using a processor and memory, a customer inquiry. The customer inquiry includes product information indicative of a customer's interest in a particular product.... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP
20100318415 - System and method facilitating purchase of goods and services by pre-payment via a universal gift or other pre-paid card with incentives: A system and method for facilitating purchase of goods and services by pre-payment via a universal gift or other pre-paid card with incentives. The universal gift or other pre-paid card provides incentives to vendors and consumers that use it. It permits flexible purchase of goods and services by consumers. The... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20100318416 - Online auction and method: An online auction and method of conducting an online auction accessible over a communications network includes the step of providing a computer programmed to host the auction, the computer being accessible to a user through the communications network and adapted to provide a user interface to allow the user to... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC
20100318417 - Enterprise femto based kiosk: Methods and apparatus for employing femto technology in an enterprise kiosk are presented herein. A content component can receive multimedia content from a base station coupled to a core network. Further, a transfer component can wirelessly transfer the received multimedia content to a mobile device utilizing a femto based wireless... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20100318413 - Allocation of internet advertising inventory: A method for determining a price of a contract for booking advertising space in a networked environment includes receiving, via a web server, a request to book a number of impressions from available impression inventory, where each impression corresponds to the delivery of an advertisement to a browser. The method... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100318414 - Interactive advertising on call termination for mobile terminals: Call or call alarm terminating method and system in a mobile telecommunication system, whereby a user (caller, USER1) having a calling mobile telecommunication terminal device (MOBILE1) makes a call to another user (recipient, USER2) having a called mobile telecommunication terminal device (MOBILE2), wherein when one of the user has finished... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100318418 - Advertising inventory prediction for frequency-capped lines: Computer-readable media, computer systems, and computing devices for responding to advertising inventory queries that specify frequency caps limiting the number of impressions that are shown to a unique user. Impression logs are retrieved from logging servers and processed to generate a unique user distribution that provides information regarding the numbers... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100318419 - Pay per audience for digital signage advertising: A “pay-per-audience” system allows advertisers to pay for advertising based on a number and a specified target of hits deemed as reliable, the system being manageable remotely.... Agent: Louis J. Hoffman, P.C.
20100318420 - Apparatus and method for providing media advertisement service using human body communication: There is provided an apparatus for providing a media advertisement service using human body communication, including: conductive contact part for contact with a human body; a control part configured to detect human body contact of a user with the conductive contact part and acquire user-contact-associated contents, the user-contact-associated-contents being contents... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100318421 - Method and system to identify the contextual data that was used to perform an advertisement selection: Embodiments of a distributed ad-selection system and method for distributed ad selection are generally described herein.... Agent: Research In Motion Corp/slw Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20100318422 - Method for recommending information of goods and system for executing the method: A method of recommending product information and a system for executing the method are provided. A method of recommending product information via an information recommendation agent installed in a user terminal, the method including the steps of: recognizing at least one product selected via the user terminal; receiving at least... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100318423 - Recommendation systems and methods using interest correlation: A search technology generates recommendations with minimal user data and participation, and provides better interpretation of user data, such as popularity, thus obtaining breadth and quality in recommendations. It is sensitive to the semantic content of natural language terms and lets users briefly describe the intended recipient (i.e., interests, eccentricities,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100318424 - System for correlating physiological and environmental conditions: A system comprising a storage device configured to store temporal information, geographical information, physiological information, and environmental information associated with a user, and a server coupled to the storage device and configured to correlate at least some of the physiological information and at least some of the environmental information to... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20100318428 - Dynamic prioritization of advertisements and content delivery system: A system and method dynamically rendering advertisements to consumers based upon a service level of a service center. When the service level is unacceptable, the rendering of the advertisements to the consumers maybe curtailed until the service level rises to an acceptable level. The service level may be considered unacceptable... Agent: Karl R Cannon
20100318427 - Enhancing database management by search, personal search, advertising, and databases analysis efficiently using core-set implementations: A computerized method of reducing complexity of data analysis including an inverse search process over a plurality of multimedia content elements mapped to points in a d-dimensional space, and by that improves search, advertising and database analysis efficiency. The computerized method comprises the stages: (i) mapping the points to core-set... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100318426 - Methods and systems for processing and displaying content: Methods and systems are described for processing and display content. Web page data for a first web page is received from a remote system, wherein the web page is to be displayed on a terminal associated with a user. An automatic identification is performed of a first content in the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318429 - Relative usage and location optimization system: A system and method for rendering advertisements on electronic devices to consumers based upon one or more delivery requirements. The delivery requirements may specify that advertisements be rendered within a specified criteria after a change of state of an associated electronic device. In this manner, the present disclosure is able... Agent: Karl R Cannon
20100318425 - System and method for providing a personalized shopping assistant for online computer users: A system and method for providing a personalized shopping assistant for online computer users is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes prompting for personalized profile data related to a consumer; associating the personalized profile data with one or more item feature sets; using the one or more item feature sets to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100318431 - Method and apparatus for publishing literature: A method of publishing a work of literature on a network includes transmitting a published portion of the work of literature to a device via the network. The published portion includes an indication that a keyword has been sold to a purchaser for at least one appearance of the keyword... Agent: Ryan Smith
20100318430 - Operating method for shared publicity: The following Invention consists of a method and/or channel for distribution, forwarding, management and sharing of contents, space and time by means of support platforms and geographically scattered electronic devices, as well as their validation and broadcasting, making it, therefore, possible for any person, singular or collective, to directly select,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100318432 - Allocation of internet advertising inventory: A method for allocating inventory in a networked environment includes receiving a request to purchase a number of display impressions, the request including targeting parameters and a frequency constraint corresponding to a maximum number of times the advertisement can be displayed to a user. The method also includes allocating the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100318434 - Transaction tracking, managing, assessment, and auditing data processing system and network: An improved processing system for tracking commerce on the Internet provides for subvariable processing and includes web page scanning to discern fraud or improper content to insure proper promotion of select products within the network environment.... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100318436 - Incentive compatible selection mechanism: A system that selects items from a plurality of items is described herein. The system includes a receiver component that receives a plurality items for an activity in a sequence having an order. A selection component sequentially evaluates each of the items in the sequence in the order received by... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318438 - Method and apparatus for providing an electronic commerce website: A method and an apparatus for providing an electronic commerce website over a network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request for a product or a service from a customer via an electronic commerce website, and identifies internal information pertaining to the request, wherein the internal information is... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wt
20100318437 - Shipping container based production and logistics management method and system including order entry, tracking, and fullfilment: Container based oversight and management of orders for multi-component, fabricated articles. This is done by entering an order for multi-component, fabricated articles into a database and virtually associating the ordered multi-component, fabricated articles to a virtual shipping container. The virtual shipping container corresponds to a real shipping container. One or... Agent: Syncflo Holdings Limited
20100318439 - Simulated live auction dynamics for on-line automated auctions by running auctions past their bid cut-off: I have developed an improvement to the process of online automated auctions that allows them to replicate the dynamics of live auctions with minimal complexity. This is done by changing the current auction cut-off time to a bid submittal cut-off and then continuing to run the auction (past the cut-off... Agent: Timothy Brown
20100318435 - System of facilitating a sales transaction between a buying group and multiple sellers over and electronic network: A system to facilitate the interaction of a group of buyers and a group of sellers through a transaction network, such as the internet, is disclosed. A buyer may start a buying group or join an existing group for purchasing a product or service. During the life cycle of a... Agent: Mark S. Hubert
20100318440 - Cashierless, hygienic, automated, computerized, programmed shopping store, storeroom and supply pipeline with administration cataloguing to eliminate retail fraud; with innovative components for use therein: A Cashierless unattended point of sale, shopping store procurement payment means, with storeroom reordering system using a layered wireless linked monitoring and cataloguing system; includes an interfacing electronic configured self-owned reusable three-wheel fold-up shopping trolley with suspended color-coded bins; into which merchandise maybe placed and registered by a passive reading... Agent: Michael Coveley
20100318441 - Offender message delivery system: A correctional facility communication system for sending an external message to an offender of a correctional facility is disclosed. The correctional facility communication system includes a messaging system and a correctional facility system coupled together with a wide area network. The messaging system is at a first location and the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100318442 - On-line design of consumer products: Computer based systems and methods allow designing of (e.g., customization) consumer products, such as articles of footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, etc., by users.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100318443 - Apparatus for assessing and method for delivering an equipment upgrade proposal: A computer-implemented method for delivering an equipment upgrade proposal is disclosed herein. The computer-implemented method includes the step of receiving input related to the nature of use of current equipment. The computer-implemented method also includes the step of estimating a payback period based on the received input. The computer-implemented method... Agent: Meiers Law Office
20100318444 - Methods and systems for purchasing and selling goods via mobile computing devices: Methods of purchasing and selling goods via mobile computing devices connected to a communications network. A method of purchasing and selling goods includes transmitting data received from a first mobile computing device and a second mobile computing device in response to a request to purchase or sell a good offered... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20100318448 - Charging method and network system thereof, packet data network gateway and charging system thereof: A charging process method, relating to communication network, is disclosed according to embodiments of the present invention. The method includes receiving a charging request containing a type of a second method when the method for a user equipment to access a packet data network gateway has been changed from a... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20100318446 - Flexible risk management for pre-authorization top-ups in payment devices: A method of operating a payment device includes prompting the user to enter a monetary amount for a top-up request. The method further includes receiving user input into the payment device, where the user input indicates the monetary amount. The method also includes prompting the user to enter a passcode,... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100318447 - Pre-funded settlement: A system and method for advancing cash to merchants participating in a consumer card-based payment network. The system/method provides low cost working capital to merchants by aggregating lending offers from perspective lenders with borrowing applications from merchants to match the supply of capital with the demand for loans whereby an... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100318445 - Security issuer rights management process (sirmp) and internet-based network for carrying out the same: An Internet-based method and system which inherently recognizes the separable, withholdable, and transferable rights associated with issuing equity, debt, and/or hybrid securities, thereby enabling the maximization of economic value that such property can support within a society. According to the method and system, the security rights that issuers of equity,... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski , Esq., P. C.
20100318449 - Electronic accounting machine with overdraft warning: An electronic accounting machine includes a housing, a display screen carrying a set of icons and defining a numeric data display zone, a set of numeric keys, a set of function keys, an operation and memory circuit having an Autorun Program, an account statement and a warning program, the account... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100318452 - Multiple loan payment option sales tool: A multiple option loan presentation apparatus and method allows a loan agent to communicate a non-traditional loan product to a customer. Non-traditional mortgage products such as pick-a-payment loans allow a borrower to exchange lower payments during an initial period for higher payments layer in an amortization period. Some borrowers do... Agent: Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter - Wells Fargo
20100318450 - System, method and article of manufacture for a network-based child support framework: A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for providing a network-based child financial support framework. First, a database is maintained including information on a received financial support payment utilizing a network. Further, general information is provided relating to the financial support payment utilizing the network. The calculation of... Agent: Accenture/finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
20100318451 - Systems and methods for asset valuation: Systems and methods for asset valuation, whole loan processing and inventory management is described. The systems and methods may include modules. An asset valuation tool may use multiple data sources for producing current and predicted future values and historical and intermediate data points on a requested timeline. A loan information... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20100318472 - Beta-targeted investment fund: A beta-targeted portfolio is managed by receiving historical beta information regarding a plurality of stocks, and transforming the historical beta information regarding the plurality of stocks into a purchasing decision regarding at least one of the plurality of stocks based on the at least one stock's anticipated future beta. Selected... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100318473 - System, method, and computer program product for cost effective, dynamic allocation of assets among a plurality of investments: A system, method, and computer program product for dynamic, cost effective reallocation of assets among a plurality of investment products comprising a processor, a memory and a computer program stored in the memory. The computer program implementing the present invention controls the reallocation of assets to reduce the transactions costs... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100318453 - Business method and system for providing a health security organization for procuring and financing healthcare products and services: A Health Security Organization (HSO) service method and system provides healthcare service vouchers which allow an individual or an entity to purchase and store points which correlate to CPT (Common Procedural Terminology) codes and are exchangeable for healthcare purposes. The points can be purchased individually or in bulk packages and... Agent: Richard Jung
20100318454 - Function and constraint based service agreements: An exemplary matching module includes instructions for receipt of information about sellable resources for running web-based services; for a solver for minimizing or maximizing a function subject to constraints; and for output of cost information for purchasing or buying sellable resources for running web-based services where the cost information is... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100318456 - Network-based sub-allocation systems and methods for swaps: Network-based systems and methods for hosting and operating a network-based platform that allows clients to open and build a portfolio-swap account that is subdivided into a plurality of client sub-accounts or funds. The methods and systems of the invention allow the client to sub-allocate equity-swap transactions among its various client... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20100318457 - Securitization of a commercial transaction: A method and apparatus for generating a tradable security includes confirming a vendor's compliance with predefined terms of a commercial transaction, such that a buyer is obligated to make a due payment. The method and apparatus further includes electronically rating a financial commitment relating to a receivable account for the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100318458 - System and method for graphically displaying market related data using fixed size bars: A system and method are provided for displaying market related data, such as traded volume at each price level, or any other trader-selected values, using one or more fixed size bars. In one preferred embodiment, a graphical display interface is provided and includes a plurality of fixed size bars that... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100318459 - Template based matching: Systems and methods for matching orders are provided. One or more trade templates are created. The trade templates define groups of orders for financial instruments that may be combined such that all of the orders are matched. New orders and resting orders are analyzed using one or more trade templates... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20100318455 - Trading nitrogen credits determined based on the use of a genetically modified plant: To trade nitrogen credits on an electronic trading market, an amount of nitrogen applied or to be applied to obtain a desired crop yield using a genetically modified version of a plant is determined. The genetically modified version of the plant has a nitrogen utilization efficiency greater than a non-genetically... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100318460 - Electronic payment and authentication system with debit and identification data verification and electronic check capabilities: An electronic payment and authentication system that includes features to verify the authenticity of a payer, validate debit data, and facilitate debit (as opposed to credit) payment transactions. The electronic payment system allows a consumer to purchase items and services via a network while utilizing a debit transaction. The invention... Agent: Fis/finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100318461 - Automated banking machine system and method: A card actuated automated banking machine (152, 198, 200) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a coin dispenser (178), a display (182), a check imaging device (186), and at least one processor (190).... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke
20100318462 - Banking system operated responsive to data read from data bearing records: A system includes automated banking machines that operate responsive to data read from data bearing records. Transactions may also be carried out through communication with local and remote service providers. An automated banking machine (322) operative to conduct transactions including cash dispensing for users responsive to data read from user... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke
20100318464 - Compliance control in a card based program: An analysis system processes financial transactions data for compliance with a payment program, such that the processing involves receiving data relating to a set of financial transactions that have been authorized by a payment processing system, and determining if one or more of the authorized financial transactions will be subjected... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100318463 - Method and apparatus for addressing issuer hold for automated fuel dispenser transactions in an electronic payment system: Placement of a hold amount against a payment card account of a customer is facilitated, in response to the customer presenting a payment device, associated with the payment card account, in connection with a non-PIN, signature-based, dual-message transaction with a merchant. The presenting of the payment device is prior to... Agent: Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP
20100318466 - Systems and methods for advertisement tracking: An apparatus comprising a server. The server can be configured to receive a request for content from a mobile computing device. The server can be configured to transmit the content to the mobile computing device in response to the request. The content can include an advertisement. The mobile computing device... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100318465 - Systems and methods for managing access to information relating to locate and/or marking operations: A holistic approach to management and oversight of locate and marking operations is provided. Initial requests to perform such operations are improved, and such requests are intelligently assessed to appropriately allocate resources to perform operations. Technicians are effectively dispatched and may be provided with process guides to facilitate performance. A... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100318467 - method and an apparatus for generating image content: A method and a system for generating image content. The method and system allow segments of a panoramic scene, to be generated with reduced distortion. The method and system reduce the amount of distortion by mapping pixel data onto a pseudo camera focal plane which is provided substantially perpendicularly to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100318468 - Tamper-resistant secure methods, systems and apparatuses for credit and debit transactions: An electronic payment transaction involves operating a gateway device in an electronic payment system to receive first encrypted transaction data from a merchant device, wherein the first encrypted transaction data is encrypted by means of a merchant device-specific encrypting key. Decrypted transaction data is produced by using a merchant device-specific... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100318469 - Management of claims: A claim management system tracks negotiations between parties as part of settlement of a claim. The claim management system generates one or more user interfaces for use by parties associated with the claim. A user interface may include a status indicator, claim information, and a history of offers made. Depending... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318470 - Means for processing information: means (10) for processing the information (20, 21, 22, 23) in such a manner that information (20, 21, 22, 23) manipulated using a terminal (6, 7) or in another manner is automatically reproduced in real time on all output apparatuses (3a, 3b) at all locations (2a, 2b).... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100318471 - Systems and methods for monitoring the quality of a reducing agent: This patent disclosure relates to monitoring the quality of a reducing agent used in an emission-control system. Because emission-control systems may be used in extreme temperatures, the reducing agent used in these systems may be exposed to extreme temperatures for prolonged periods. This exposure may cause premature degradation of the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. C/o Miller, Matthias & Hull
20100318475 - Method for meeting u.s. government security controls under export control regimes: A business method which enables full conformance and probable approval within the U.S. International Export Controls, such as the Export Administration Regulation (EAR); the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR); and the international Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) even though the item may normally be precluded from export. The method... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20100318474 - Real estate transaction method: Real estate transaction methods are disclosed to allow holders of tenancy in common (TIC) property interests to convert such interests to real estate investment trusts (REIT) holdings. Such methods comprise a conversion of TIC property interests to REIT status through an UPREIT process, a DOWNREIT process and a process to... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100312570 - Data processing system: A data processing system detects an ordinary consumer positioned in a specific space using an ultrasonic sensor, and detects specific temperature generated from the specific consumable commodity consumed by the ordinary consumer using an IR sensor. In this process, a sensor driving unit integrally moves the ultrasonic sensor and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100312571 - Generic system, method and device for delineating ecosystem process interdependencies, tradeoffs and best practices: A system, method and device define ecosystem ontology, architecture, processes, process operands and operand states within a generic hierarchy to simplify navigating system complexity. The invention facilitates identification of key process interdependencies and tradeoff best practices to optimize system workflow, information flow and value flow. It standardizes and aligns architecture,... Agent: Alan Bruce Cornford
20100312573 - Method of preparing an ophthalmic lens with special machining of its engagement ridge: The invention relates to a method for preparing an ophthalmic lens (20) for mounting the same into the rim of a rimmed spectacles frame that comprises the step of acquiring a first longitudinal profile (27) of a groove of said rim, the step of blocking the lens in a holding... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100312572 - Presentation of interactive mobile sponsor content: In embodiments, the present invention provides a method for associating an interactive element with a sponsored content, presenting the sponsored content to a mobile communication facility based at least in part on a relevancy to a mobile subscriber characteristic associated with the mobile communication facility, and allowing a user of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100312576 - Apparatus and method for constructing formularies: An system for constructing formularies is disclosed. The system includes a central computer system and at least one additional computer. The central computer system compiles a list of various pharmaceutical products and sort them into different categories. Formularies are then created by selecting individual products or categories of products that... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100312574 - Bio-disc reading apparatus and assay method using same: Provided is a bio-disc reading apparatus for reading information including product authentication of a bio-disc and assay site of a bio-disc, and an assay method using same.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100312577 - Diabetes care host-client architecture and data management system: A host-client data sharing system manages diabetes care data. A host database, preferably web or internet based, is implemented for storing diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics. A client or local database stores the diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics on a personal appliance such as a PC,... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100312575 - Method of operating a medical device: A method of operating a medical device having a memory and a processor, wherein the memory is structured to store a number of operating routines, each of at least some of the number of operating routines being associated with a number of operating features of the medical device, and wherein... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100312579 - Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; activating at least one sensor at least partially based on the accepting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual; accepting sensor data from the at least one sensor; and... Agent: Keller Lapuma Woodard PC - Iv
20100312581 - Process and system for efficient allocation of medical resources: A system and method for efficiently allocating medical resources includes identifying patients to be seen by a medical facility in accordance with medical best practice guidelines and availability of medical resources. The method utilizes existing patient data, medical provider data and/or patient population data to create a new dataset used... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20100312582 - Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with dietary weight loss: The present invention relates to genetic polymorphisms associated with obesity and obesity-related phenotypes and their use in predicting if an individual completes a dietary weight loss intervention program.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100312578 - System and method for prepurchased replenishment of pharmaceuticals: A computer system and method manages the disbursement and replacement of medication units to patients. Medication units disbursed to qualified patients under qualified discount plans are replaced by replenishment. Computer systems implementing traditional replenishment, cached replenishment, and prepurchased replenishment are disclosed. The computer system and method monitors medication units disbursed... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100312580 - System for assisting in drug dose optimisation: A system for assisting in dose optimisation for patients administering medication to themselves at home consists of a mobile telephone or PDA to which the patient is prompted to enter data indicative of their condition and also the dosage of medication they are taking. Such data is stored on the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100312584 - Dynamic adjustment of insurance coverage: A method to dynamically adjust at least one of a coverage amount and a coverage time period of an insurance policy is disclosed. At least one of an entity input data or an environmental input data is updated by a dynamic insurance provisioning system, the entity input data being an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100312585 - Life settlement/settlement with paid-up policy system and method: A method and system for structuring a life settlement with a paid-up policy transaction. An existing insurance policy holder exchanges an existing insurance policy for a paid-up insurance policy or life insurance group certificate purchased by a buyer on a secondary market. The policy could also exchange their policy for... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100312583 - System and method for cost effectively funding a loan: A method of achieving cost effective funding by providing a financial guaranty in the form of reinsurance to an insurance company to insure the lender's or a third party's loans. The financial guaranty enables the lender (i.e., the originator of the loan) or a third party to retain a first... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100312587 - Computer implemented method for managing electronic ticket requests: A ticketing management system and computer implemented method for managing ticket requests is provided including a request management system, configured to receive ticket requests and allocate tickets to purchasers, a back-end office ticketing system, configured to record ticket requests and a fulfillment center configured to receive the ticket requests from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100312586 - Generation of travel-related offerings: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-implemented process for providing a travel-related offer for a travel passenger that includes receiving a request for a travel reservation system to initiate a travel reservation for a passenger. The travel reservation system may include passenger... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100312588 - Kind of business travel system based on network platform: The invention established a business travel system based on the network platform to the public, making the internal management of travel agency become platform, and providing all-directions services according to different clients and needs. Its technical scheme as following: system including a database, a logging module, a client module by... Agent: Isaac A. Angres Suite 304b
20100312591 - Automatic vehicle dispatch system and method: An automatic chauffeured vehicle dispatch system and method are disclosed. In the vehicle dispatch system, audio signals and an automated management system are used. The automatic chauffeured vehicle dispatch system of the present invention comprises a service system, a dispatch system, a dispatch center server, an address analysis module, a... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20100312592 - Confirming enforcement of business rules specified in a data access tier of a multi-tier application: Confirming enforcement of business rules specified in a data access tier of a multi-tier enterprise application. In an embodiment, a testing tool programmatically identifies the attributes in the data access tier that are accessible from a set of higher/interface tiers and provides the identified attributes to a user using a... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20100312590 - Cross functional area service identification method and system: A cross-functional area service identification method and system. The method includes reading by a computing system, processes. The computing system processes process elements associated with the processes. The computing system identifies a first functional area associated with a first current process element of the process elements and a second functional... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100312596 - Ecosystem for smart content tagging and interaction: In various embodiments, a platform is provided for interactive user experiences. One or more tags may be associated with content. Each tag may correspond to at least one item represented in the content. Items represented in the content may include people, places, phrases, goods, services, etc. The platform may determine... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100312595 - Group based management and delivery system for education projects: Provided is a group based educational project management system that integrates multiple aspects of Internet-based communication with project management tools. Aspects include, but are not limited to, Registration/Login, What's New, MyPage, Blogs, Messaging, Events, Friends, Projects, Search Results, TV, Media and Administration. Each aspects interacts with each other aspect to... Agent: Greg Goshorn, P.C.
20100312589 - Method and system for identifying and evaluating the risk of failure of a geological confinement system: A method for identifying the risk of failure of a geological confinement system (10), includes the following steps: acquiring data concerning the system; based on said data concerning the system, breaking down the system into a plurality of components (11-17); modelling at least one component by at least one volume... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100312597 - System and method for managing it assets: A system configured to manage IT assets associated with an entity (e.g., a company, an institution, etc.), in accordance with one or more embodiments of the invention. The IT assets may include hardware assets, software assets, telecommunications assets, and/or other IT assets. The system enables substantially all of the information... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100312593 - Systems and methods for determining estimated lead times: Embodiments of the invention may provide systems and methods for determining estimated lead times based on delivery history information to a same or similar geographical area. According to one example embodiment, a method is provided. The method can include identifying a payee and determining that the payee is associated with... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20100312594 - Wind turbine siting and maintenance prediction: A computer-implemented method for determining a site for a wind turbine within a confined geographical target region on the basis of an estimate of a maintenance parameter comprises determining a wind climate at the target region, the wind climate including e.g. average wind speed, pre-dominant wind directions, or turbulence intensities.... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100312600 - Approach for determining alternative printing device arrangements: According to one embodiment of the invention, an approach is provided for determining alternative printing device arrangements. In general, the geographic locations, usage and costs of an existing set of printing devices are analyzed. A determination is made, based upon this analysis, whether one or more of the existing printing... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20100312598 - Cost savings in a print queue control system: A method of recording cost savings performed by a print queue control system includes calculating a cost associated with performing an original print job provided by a device in communication with the print queue control system, and calculating a cost associated with performing an altered print job derived from the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100312602 - Investor relations systems and methods: Techniques to automate the management of investor relations are disclosed herein. A vertical domain query language is introduced, specifically for investor relations. Graphical query builder tools to create queries in the vertical domain query language are described. Reports specific to investor relations, in particular reports to assess the efficacy of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100312601 - System and method for managing waste oil: The present invention provides a system for managing waste oil, which comprises at least one container wherein each container has an identifying element disposed thereon for recording information with respect to the waste oil provider, container, and quality of the waste oil. By means of the system, the present invention... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100312599 - System and method for measuring productivity of a machine: A system and method for measuring the productivity of a machine is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a digital map of a worksite, indicating a geo-fence on the digital map, where the geo-fence defines a portion of the digital map. The method further includes the steps of... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20100312603 - Method and system for financial planning lead management: A method and system for financial planning lead management is provided. Customer inputs provided by a customer via a customer interface are received. The customer is presented with a financial plan based on the customer inputs. The customer inputs are communicated to a lead management tool executing on a server... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100312606 - Systems and methods for personnel monitoring and management: The systems and methods for providing an integrated means for monitoring, managing and auditing employees performance at a workplace or job site, such as monitoring the time worked by the employees, ensuring employee compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and coordinating and assigning duties to be performed by the employees.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100312604 - Technician control system: Technician control, in which a control system is configured to control scheduling and dispatch operations for work orders being handled by technicians. Multiple technician devices are each associated with one or more technicians, are configured to communicate, over a network, with the control system, and also are configured to provide... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100312605 - Technician control system: Technician control, in which a control system is configured to control scheduling and dispatch operations for work orders being handled by technicians. Multiple technician devices are each associated with one or more technicians, are configured to communicate, over a network, with the control system, and also are configured to provide... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100312607 - Advertisement delivery method: An advertisement delivery method for occupants of vehicles. The advertisement delivery method includes determining an advertisement by a host computer system, and sending the advertisement to a computer system in a vehicle by the host computer system.... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100312610 - Architecture plan market: A computer program product that executes a method for providing an architecture plan market. The method may include receiving an architecture plan set from a designer, and storing the architecture plan set in an electronic storage medium. Further, the method may include allowing one or more subscribers to electronically view... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100312608 - Content advertisements for video: Described herein are techniques and components for displaying a text advertisement in an online video being viewed by a user. The advertisement is selected based on keywords associated with the online video or the user, and the selected advertisement is presented as an overlay on the rendered video over regions... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100312611 - Inventory management system: A statistical inventory management system may optimize inventory investment using historical usage and/or consumption of an inventory component by determining one or more target inventory levels (e.g., replenishment levels). Historical usage data may be summed for a plurality of at least partially non-overlapping time periods that may be each equal... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100312613 - Method of evaluating learning rate of recommender systems: A recommender system is analyzed to determine various performance characteristics, such as a learning rate for new items, or a learning rate for new subscriber tastes. Comparisons of different recommenders are presented to assist consumers and marketers in selecting appropriate e-commerce sites for purchasing, advertising, etc.... Agent: Law Office Of J. Nicholas Gross, Prof. Corp.
20100312614 - Methods and system for managing vending operations based on wireless data: A system coupled to one or more vending machines, such as soft drink vending machines, via a wireless data link can acquire operational vending data, for example sales data, hardware status, and product temperature. The system can compile data from multiple vending machines dispersed across a geographic area such as... Agent: King & Spalding
20100312612 - Modification of service delivery infrastructure in communication networks: A service management framework operates in a communication network having a service delivery infrastructure providing services to subscribers. The framework collects service delivery data from the network and analyses the data to dynamically and pre-emptively modify the service delivery infrastructure to optimise service delivery. The analysis involves performing, using subscriber... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100312609 - Personalizing selection of advertisements utilizing digital image analysis: Computer-readable media and computerized methods for automatically building a user profile from personal characteristics of a user and for leveraging the user profile to select advertisements that focus on interests of the user are provided. Building the user profile from the personal characteristics of the user involves analyzing content of... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100312615 - Multi-vendor registration and rewards system: Systems and method to provide and encourage cross-industry collaboration between and amongst independent business partners designed to serve the needs of the indirect channel. Through the system, participating Members search for potential partners based on validated credentials across vendor ecosystems and professional certifications. Results can be further refined using additional... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100312616 - Multicomputer data transferring and file accessing to authenticate online voting and registration in a secure database system: Disclosed is a method and system for file accessing and data transferring to secure online voting using a multilayered security system where all contents of the data may be delivered to users of varied electronic devices. The data transferring occur as an external communication between separate computers which themselves are... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx
20100312617 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for topping up prepaid payment cards for offline use: A card holder carries out an initial top-up of a balance of a pre-paid payment card. The prepaid payment card is configured for use in an infrastructure in accordance with a payment specification requiring different behavior for normal transactions in the infrastructure versus that required for topping-up of the balance.... Agent: Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP
20100312618 - Transaction system for use in authorising cashless transactions: A transaction system, including: an entry system for reading first identification data from a first device and second identification data from a second device; and a database system for accessing payment account data of a transaction account on the basis of the first and second identification data, and requesting authorisation... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100312619 - Method and a system for providing mobile communications services: An advertisement system of a mobile services operator manages advertising campaigns and comprises a database that contains all relevant information for advertisement campaigns to be run. Marketing messages are delivered to mobile users via a communication network. The mobile services operator provides mobile communications services for the mobile users in... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100312620 - Methods, apparatus, systems, computer program product and medium for use in association with relationship rewards programs: Methods, apparatus, systems, computer program product and medium for use in association with relationship rewards programs are provided.... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100312627 - Systems and methods for funds processing in postage distribution environments: Provided herein are systems and methods for processing funds in distribution environments such as internet-based postage distribution environments. In exemplary embodiments, incentive programs are administered and managed within the system. These incentive programs can include discount programs, rebate programs and revenue sharing programs.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100312626 - Transaction handler merchant reimbursement for consumer transaction use of sponsor discount coupon card: A transaction handler receives, from a merchant's acquirer, an authorization request for a discount to a purchase. The discount is associated with an electronic coupon stored on a portable consumer device. The electronic coupon is associated with a sponsor account issued to a sponsor of a discount and has been... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100312628 - System and method for delivering content based on an evaluation of sensitivity to social issues: The invention is directed to a method and system for delivering content to users over a computerized system based on an evaluation of sensitivity to social issues, by collecting information from a user and preferably at least one other individual that knows the user regarding the user's sensitivity to a... Agent: Adams And Reese LLP
20100312629 - System and method for prepaid rewards: A system and method provide rewards or loyalty incentives to card member customers. The system includes an enrolled card member customer database, an enrolled merchant database, a participating merchant offer database and a registered card processor. The enrolled card member customer database includes transaction accounts of card member customers enrolled... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100312630 - Method and system for transmitting and redeeming electronic coupons through use of mobile device: A method and system for transmitting coupons to a portable multifunction device and for redeeming the coupons is disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention an application is transmitted or downloaded to a portable multifunction device to allow the device to display an icon of a company offering the... Agent: Feldman Gale, P.A.
20100312631 - Coupon card kiosk: A method for providing an electronic coupon to a user of a kiosk is disclosed. The method includes receiving, via an input device of a user interface, a selection of an electronic coupon from a database. Each electronic coupon in the database is associated with a sponsor's account and can... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100312632 - Coupon card generation web service: A method is presented where, at a web service, a selection of an electronic coupon from a database is received from a web browser. The electronic coupon is associated with the account of the electronic coupon sponsor and is receivable by a merchant for a discount which is debited from... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100312634 - Coupon card point of service terminal processing: A method of using a point of service terminal (POS) to provide a discount on a purchase is presented. The method includes receiving a portable coupon device associated with a consumer account. Stored in the memory of the portable coupon device is an electronic coupon associated with a sponsor account... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100312633 - Dual range cellular telephone coupon card generation: A method for use in a payment processing network is provided. The method includes browsing to an Internet website in communication with a web service having a database storing electronic coupons. Each electronic coupon is associated with a sponsor's account and is receivable by a merchant for a discount, where... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100312635 - Free sample coupon card: A portable coupon payment device includes a substrate having surface with an image rendering thereon that corresponds to a free sample. The portable coupon payment device also has memory, in contact with the substrate, having data encoded therein including (i) an identifier for the free sample, (ii) a quantity for... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100312636 - System and method for applying stored value to a financial transaction: A transaction processing service operates as an intermediary between acquirers of financial transaction requests and issuing institutions that process the financial transaction requests. The intermediary receives an authorization request generated based on a transaction initiated by a customer at a point of purchase. The intermediary service then determines one or... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100312637 - Method of promoting the goods and services of an advertiser: A method of advertising the goods and/or services of an advertiser on a website on a communications network that can be accessed by consumers with a communications device. Redeemable coupons are provided on the website for free goods and/or services of an advertiser on the website. Also, information is provided... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100312621 - Method and system for managing email: A system is provided for managing email and eliminating spam wherein an email client (112) is configured to receive digitally signed email (117), identify spam email, and allow a user to report digitally signed spam to a certificate authority (115) issuing the attached digital certificate.... Agent: Richard Rowley
20100312622 - Methods and apparatus for creation, advertisement, and discovery of peer-to-peer overlay networks: Methods and apparatus for creation, advertisement, and discovery of peer-to-peer overlay networks. A method includes detecting one or more communication links that allow a node to communicate with other nodes, determining that a universal overlay network is accessible using at least one communication link, selecting a selected communication link from... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100312623 - System and method for local marketing at the point of sale: t
20100312638 - Internet-based advertisement management: Techniques and systems are disclosed where a user utility for Internet-based advertising can be measured for a combination of a search-based website (SBS) and one or more content-based web-sites (CBSs). Determining user utility for web-based economics can comprise determining a user benefit metric for a combination of a SBS and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100312639 - System and method for presenting digital media to an end-user: A system (10) and method (200) for presenting digital media for promotion thereof provides for presentation of promotional media elements (32) associated with advertisements (52) and campaigns (48) defined by promoters to users on end-user computers (20) by presentation of the promotional media elements (32) from a media provider (18)... Agent: Franz Bonsang C/o Equinox Protection
20100312640 - Call-based advertising: A directory assistance request is received from a caller such that the caller requests a particular business. A process identifies at least one advertisement for a business that competes with the requested business. The advertisement for the competing business is played to the caller. The caller is then given the... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20100312625 - Data transfer and control among multiple computer devices in a gaming environment: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100312624 - Item advertisement profile: A method disclosed herein includes accessing a data repository that comprises an item advertisement profile for a user, wherein the item advertisement profile for the user comprises data pertaining to items of interest to the user and pricing preferences that correspond to at least one item of interest to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100312641 - System and method for providing complementary advertising media channels: Systems and methods are provided for modifying e-tickets/itineraries with advertising content before being forwarded to end-user customers. These modified e-tickets/itineraries may also provide a link to a reservation/service-related home page that contains additional advertisement information and provides the end-user customer with the ability to further tailor his/her reservation and services.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100312642 - Advertisement serving method and advertisement server: Preferences of each user are more accurately grasped from a playback history of a playback type content such as music and video and advertisement information that reflects preferences per user is served. Each mobile terminal transmits content playback history information which is a playback history of a content played back... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP
20100312644 - Generating recommendations through use of a trusted network: Described herein are various techniques for automatically generating recommendations for a user based upon a social network of the user. A user can request a recommendation for a particular context, and a social network of the user can be automatically pared to create a subnetwork, wherein individuals in the subnetwork... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100312643 - Mobile advertising on personal cellular telecommunications devices: Mobile advertising on personal cellular telecommunications devices includes an initial Level 0 Interactive Display Message (IDM) having a content precursor for requesting additional content with or without a visual advertising component. Level 0 IDMs may be displayed as part of a user initiated client application or automatically replacing an idle... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100312645 - Systems and methods to facilitate purchases on mobile devices: Systems and methods to provide information to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes an interchange and a data storage facility storing information identifying an item and a seller of the item. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100312646 - System for serving advertisements targeted to geographic areas over mobile devices: A system is described for serving advertisements targeted to geographic areas over mobile devices. The system may include a processor, a memory and an interface being operatively connected. The memory may store a request associated with a mobile device, and an advertisement. The processor may be operative to communicate with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100312647 - User-driven data network communication system and method: A system is disclosed for messaging over a data network, such as the Internet and interactive TV, which allows every registered user to generate and update one or more user portfolio(s) containing information relative to Providers and/or individuals of which the user is willing to view their messages. The messages... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100312650 - Integrating an internet preference learning facility into third parties: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps target responses returned to a user through the use of a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) providing... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100312649 - Method and apparatus for marketing over an on-line network: A computer system and computer implemented method for presenting marketing messages to users of a computer network whereby relevant message will be presented to users based on a profile derived from social network information and financial information, the method comprising. The user is registered through a web site or the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100312648 - System and method for profile based search and correlation of customers, vendors, distributors, consultants and products: The invention relates to an automated system and method for profile based search and correlation of customers to vendors, distributors, consultants having information technology products, such as hardware, software and network solutions. The invention disclosed herein includes a system for correlating a customer having a project to a recommendation, which... Agent: Anthony J. Serventi
20100312651 - Truth revealing market equilibrium: To use market clearing methods to determine market equilibrium, a market clearing situation is established by determining a number of items to be sold at the market price and allotting a number of pseudo items assignable to bids below the market price. Once bids are received for the items, using... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100312652 - Indicia-bearing package for delivery systems for managing release of sensates in an edible composition: A package assembly for supporting a delivery system for inclusion in an edible composition is disclosed. The edible composition is formulated to have at least one ingredient encapsulated with an encapsulating material. The delivery system and the resulting edible composition may include other ingredients to create a desired release profile... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100312654 - Method of distributing music online: The method of distributing music online provides for the online sale of music and audio files, which are uploaded to an online music store directly by the artist rather than being provided by a record company. The online music store is established in a form accessible to potential purchasers via... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100312655 - System and method for advertising and selling published material using social and computer networks: A series of text message units are created that follow the storyline of a fiction work, or in the case of a non-fiction work, a theme, philosophy, or set of facts. These message units are released into various social and/or computer networks in a periodic sequence and can be viewed... Agent: Hyra Ip, PLC
20100312656 - System for replacing a cursor image in connection with displaying advertising content: A system for displaying advertising content includes a client computer having a display device, a processor, a network interface, and a graphical user interface including a cursor. The client computer is arranged to receive advertising content data from a remote computer via the network interface. The advertising content data includes... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100312653 - Verifiable advertisement presentation: The described implementations relate to verifiable advertisement (Ad) presentation in a computing realm, such as a web-based computing realm. In one case verifiable advertisement presentation (VAP) tools can receive advertising (Ad) content to be presented on the computing device. The Ad content can include device-specific data that is uniquely associated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100312657 - System and method for using a rules module to process financial transaction data: A transaction processing service operates as an intermediary between acquirers of financial transaction requests and issuing institutions that process the financial transaction requests. The intermediary receives an authorization request generated based on a transaction initiated by a customer at a point of purchase. The intermediary provides a rules module that... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100312658 - Multifunction customer station system: The system comprises a central computer or server responsible for the management and connection of a multiplicity of multifunction stations or terminals which interact with each of the customers, as well as managing connections with the exterior, and storing and controlling a series of applications which permit the multifunctionality to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100312659 - System and methods of conducting business-to-business operations by registered sellers and buyers using an internet accessible platform: An internet accessible computer system to conduct business to business operations among a plurality of buyer companies and a plurality of seller companies. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one seller client system, at least one buyer client system, at least one computer server coupled to a database... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100312660 - System for sales optimization utilizing biometric customer recognition technique: A system and method for sales optimization having a store database storing information about past shopping experiences and preferences of different customers, a business rules engine connected to the store database, a biometric database containing biometric data, a customer identification engine connected to the biometric database; and a biometric detector... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100312661 - Virtual world reversion rights: A method and system provides transactions and arrangements in virtual world environments. A user can participate in transactions to acquire virtual property and related virtual rights. In some implementations, real-world and virtual parties can be involved in possible transfers and/or transfer revocations involving various types of virtual objects and virtual... Agent: Keller Lapuma Woodard PC - Iv
20100312663 - Market clearability in combinatorial auctions and exchanges: A method of determining a winning allocation in an auction or exchange includes receiving at least one buy bid that includes a price-quantity demand curve and/or receiving at least one sell bid that includes a price-quantity supply curve. The received curves are utilized to determine clearing prices therefor that maximize... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100312662 - System and method for conducting online auctions: The invention relates to a system and method for conducting online auctions, and has particular application in conducting business on-line over a network of computers such as the Internet, for establishing materials supply contracts. In particular, the invention relates to control of a reserve price in an online bidding event.... Agent: Christopher J. Kulish, P.C.
20100312664 - User authentication in an auction system: A method and system for authenticating users while conducting an auction via a computer system. The system can automatically authenticate users who have previously registered with the auction system and who have enabled automatic authentication. When a user is registered, the system may store authentication information in a cookie on... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100312666 - Method and system for supporting variety of merchandise deal relay on on-line open market through auxiliary order form: Provided are a method and system that can support goods transaction diversity and extend and promote electronic commercial transactions by improving a process in which a buyer provides a seller with necessary supplementary order information for ordering goods or services that are difficult to trade in an on-line mode, receiving... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100312667 - Methods and apparatus for conducting electronic transactions: A system and method for conducting electronic commerce are disclosed. In various embodiments, the electronic transaction is a purchase transaction. A user is provided with an intelligent token, such as a smartcard containing a digital certificate. The intelligent token suitably authenticates with a server on a network that conducts all... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100312668 - Methods and systems producing reliable personalized adaptive information regarding products: A method and system producing reliable personalized aduptive information regarding products for a decision instance. In a preferred embodiment food products alternatives are automatically compared.... Agent: Nadav Yehuda Notsani
20100312669 - Method and system for performing searches and returning results based on weighted criteria: A method and system are provided for comparing a focal product with several comparison products. First, selecting a focal product and several attributes relating to the focal product and the comparison products, standardizing and weighting the attributes, and determining for each weighted attribute an attribute score. Next, based on the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100312665 - Method and apparatus for retrieval and normalization of third party listings: The system provides a method an apparatus for retrieving and normalizing third party listings. The system allows a user to use a single transaction system to search multiple sources of listings. Listings that are from outside the system (third party listings) are normalized by translating the listings into the format... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20100312672 - Electric restaurant marketplace: A system for determining the best price of food-related products comprises an input device for receiving a selection of food-related products from a user and a computer. The computer has a communications interface with the interne, a memory for storing a plurality of addresses associated with various vendors, and a... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100312671 - Inter-gallery trading system for artworks: A clearinghouse system for inter-gallery trading of artworks is described. A central database stores digital images and metadata about artworks owned by all member galleries. The data is duplicated and stored in local databases at each member gallery. Customers at a first gallery can view images and information about artworks... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen
20100312670 - Method and apparatus for enchancing open house video tours for real estate properties: A method and a system to provide real estate agents across the United States the ability to support and enhance open house video tours for residential and commercial properties using the Internet.... Agent: John P. Dempsey
20100312673 - Method of managing and insuring inventories of products needed for emergency management during and/or after natural disasters and emergencies: A method of managing inventory of products needed by a governing body during a natural disaster or emergency, comprising maintaining an inventory of the products, which may be perishable or non-perishable, for use by the governing body, insuring the inventory of the products against the result that no natural disaster... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100312674 - System and method for managing the development and manufacturing of a pharmaceutical: A system and method for managing the development and manufacturing process of a pharmaceutical is disclosed. The method comprises capturing and recording the development and manufacturing history of the pharmaceutical in order to generate a product history. The product history is stored on a computer and is searchable in multiple... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100312677 - Communication network rating and charging engine: A rating and charging engine (1) comprises an engine core (2), having an accounts/pots/resources/rules persistent database (3), and a provisioning system (4). The core (2) interfaces with a service supply entity (10) such as an IN (intelligent network) service control point, and with an external rating and charging entity (20).... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100312676 - Progressive categoration and treatment of refund abusers: Various methods and systems are provided to manage on-line transactions by categorizing users who request refunds of purchases (e.g., digital goods) and requiring certain conditions to be met before a refund is issued or processed. The conditions change for different categories of users. In one embodiment, a refund process is... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100312675 - Systems and methods for reporting chargebacks: Systems and methods for reporting a chargeback are provided. In this regard, a representative method, among others, includes retrieving customer transaction data related to a closed account, the customer transaction data including at least one of the following: transaction amount, transaction date, transaction identification number, credit rating and authorization date;... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100312678 - Systems and methods to add funds to an account via a mobile communication device: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes an interchange coupled with a data storage facility. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of different controllers of mobile communications. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100312682 - Consumption investment system: A consumption investment system permits consumers to deposit value corresponding to their consumables in an investment consumable account as principal, and accrue benefits based on the principal. As with a bank account, the accrued benefits may be based on an interest rate or market valuations, and the consumer may withdraw... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing
20100312681 - Electronic value exchange system, terminal device, recovery device and method of exchanging electronic value adoptable thereto: An electronic value exchange system which includes first and second terminals (1d), (1e) which at least execute electronic value exchange with each other, and an authentication device (110), each of the first and second terminals has a value storage unit (13) which stores the electronic value; an exchange contract data... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100312679 - System and method for analyzing bank payment patterns: A automated system and method is provided for banks and financial institutions to filter and capture data streams of payment related information, and more particularly SWIFT messages, providing information on payment routing, corporate banking intelligence, wallet share, liquidity retention targeting, Eurozone revenue streams, cross-currency streams, networking opportunities, new business targets,... Agent: James F Mclaughlin
20100312680 - Virtual world reversion rights: A method and system provides transactions and arrangements in virtual world environments. A user can participate in transactions to acquire virtual property and related virtual rights. In some implementations, real-world and virtual parties can be involved in possible transfers and/or transfer revocations involving various types of virtual objects and virtual... Agent: Keller Lapuma Woodard PC - Iv
20100312720 - Hybrid cross-margining: A hybrid cross-margining system is disclosed. The disclosed provides for both joint accounts, maintained by multiple exchanges, as well as non-joint accounts, whereby the system recognizes both intra-account offsets within the joint account and inter-exchange offsets between the joint account and accounts maintained by another exchange to minimize the margin... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20100312718 - Method and system for providing electronic information for risk assesement and management via net worth for multi-market electronic trading: A method and system for providing risk management, reporting and assessment for multi-market electronic trading. The method and system allow risk assessment management and reporting to be determined using current and historical trading losses over a pre-determined trading period compared against a pre-determined percentage of current and historical net worth... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20100312719 - Synthetic ultralong inflation-protected separate trading of registered interest and principal of securities system, method and computer program product: A computer program product embodied on a computer readable medium may enable a computer processor to perform a method for generating a correlated investment. The method may include the steps of: discounting to present value one or more future liabilities at a discount rate of a bond that matures at... Agent: Albrecht Tousi & Farnum PLLC
20100312716 - System and method for conditional modification of buy and sell orders in electronic trading exchange: A system and method for automatically modifying buy and sell orders in an electronic trading exchange is described. The trader system includes a user device for submitting trader buy and sell orders and conditional quantities, and a trading application which receives the trader buy and sell orders and conditional quantities... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100312717 - Using commercial share of wallet in private equity investments: Commercial size of spending wallet (“CSoSW”) is the total business spend of a business including cash but excluding bartered items. Commercial share of wallet (“CSoW”) is the portion of the spending wallet that is captured by a particular financial company. A modeling approach utilizes various data sources to provide outputs... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100312689 - Cross-currency implied spreads: The disclosed systems and methods relate to allowing trading of over the counter (“OTC”) foreign exchange (“FX”) contracts on a centralized matching and clearing mechanism, such as that of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's (“CME”'s) futures exchange system (the “Exchange”). The disclosed systems and methods allow for anonymous transactions, centralized clearing,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Cme
20100312684 - Loan commitment system and method: The processing of loans techniques includes a system, and a method. In some embodiments, the system includes a processor, a machine readable storage media, a committing logic, and a user interface. The committing logic is configured to permit a seller of a plurality of mortgage loans to enter into and... Agent: Fann-mke C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20100312687 - Method and system for facilitating international investment with respect to immigration: An internet accessible computer system and methods using the computer system to facilitate international investment among different jurisdictions through a qualified immigration program. In one embodiment, the system has a first client system related to a public company, a second client system related to a first entity, at least one... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100312683 - Methods and system of conducting business-to-business operations by registered sellers and buyers using an internet accessible platform: A method for using an internet accessible computer system to conduct business to business operations among a plurality of buyer companies and a plurality of seller companies. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of registering each of the plurality of seller companies with an internet accessible computer system,... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100312685 - Multiple protocol trading system: A multi-protocol trading system in which traders preferring different trading protocols may coexist within the same system, and access the same liquidity pool, while maintaining their trading rule preferences. The system supports two protocol preferences: a workup preference and a FIFO preference, and includes a single integrated order book that... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100312686 - Multiple protocol trading system: A multi-protocol trading system in which traders preferring different trading protocols may coexist within the same system, and access the same liquidity pool, while maintaining their trading rule preferences. The system supports two protocol preferences: a workup preference and a FIFO preference, and includes a single integrated order book that... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100312688 - Participation systems and methods: Techniques, including computer-implemented methods, systems, and apparatus, for establishing a contractual relationship between two parties based on a segregated contract participation unit. The techniques include offering to a set of potential investors, on an electronic exchange, a segregated contract participation unit to purchase an economic participatory interest associated with a... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100312690 - Systems and methods for processing and transmitting test orders: In various embodiments, test trading orders are generated, transmitted and ranked.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100312691 - Loan quotation system and method: A loan quotation system and method is provided having a consumer data entry point device operatively coupled, via a network, to one or more severs for entering data and receiving a responsive loan quotation.... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.
20100312692 - Compact payment terminal: A compact payment terminal for operating upon a purchase made by a customer at a retail device is provided. The customer carries a mobile communication device that includes a payment module and a communication module. The compact payment terminal includes a first interface for interfacing with the retail device, a... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20100312694 - Mobile electronic transaction system, device and method therefor: Disclosed herein is a system and method for conducting electronic transactions utilizing a wireless communications device or computer adapted to receive either a URL for accessing an indicia of value stored on a server or an image of the indicia of value. The present system further enables transmission of at... Agent: The Weintraub Group, P.L.C
20100312695 - Multi currency exchanges between participants of a network-based transaction facility: A method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in multiple currencies between participants of a network-based transaction facility are described. In one embodiment, an exchange rate associated with a currency is stored in a database. The exchange rate is received from a third party system and is associated with... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100312693 - Systems, processes and computer program products for the management of investment accounts: The present invention relates to systems and processes for administering various automated guaranteed withdrawal features of annuity accounts and other types of investment accounts that include guaranteed withdrawal features. The present invention also encompasses related computer program products.... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100312696 - Virtual shared account: Methods and systems according to one or more embodiments are provided for establishing and managing a virtual shared account. According to an embodiment, a method for a virtual shared account comprises setting up an n-member virtual shared account for achieving a goal over a network; adding members to the virtual... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100312699 - Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others: A method of issuing a purchase card is provided. The method includes the steps of presenting a purchaser with the opportunity to buy the purchase card, determining whether the purchaser has sufficient funds to pay for the purchase card, creating a purchase card account for a recipient designated by the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100312697 - Payment services for multi-national corporations: A central coordinating body (CCB) is part of a global commercial card processing system. The CCB provides standards, relationships, management protocols, problem resolution, processing, data sourcing and reporting capabilities. The local card issuer services a client locally on behalf of the lead card issuer. The lead issuer and CCB enter... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/visa
20100312698 - Smartcard transaction system and method: A method for facilitating biometric security in a smartcard-reader transaction system is provided. The method includes determining if a transaction violates an established rule, such as a preset spending limit. The method also includes notifying a user to proffer a biometric sample in order to verify the identity of said... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100312700 - System and method for managing status of a payment instrument: A transaction processing service operates as an intermediary between acquirers of financial transaction requests and issuing institutions that process the financial transaction requests. The intermediary service enables a customer to selectively change the status of an account's associated with a payment instrument by activating or deactivating the account. The intermediary... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100312701 - Remote currency dispensation systems and methods: A currency dispense and control system (CDCS) for securely dispensing paper currency in multiple modes: (1) an ATM system and (2) a currency control system that allows a merchant or merchant-approved employee to withdraw cash from the CDCS independent of a standard ATM electronic fund transfer (EFT) network. The CDCS... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx
20100312704 - Method and apparatus for on demand generation, use and transfer of virtual financial instruments: Methods and systems are disclosed for enabling participants to generate, use, and transfer virtual financial instruments. The account holder requests the generation of a virtual financial instrument. The account holder selects a financial instrument to use as the source of funds for the virtual financial instrument, configures the use of... Agent: Michael Toback
20100312702 - System and method for making money by facilitating easy online payment: A computerized system for making money on the internet is disclosed. The system includes system memory and executable instructions for displaying on a client system a comment section for posting user-generated content, the comment section capable of having posted thereto a default-format user-generated content and a fee-paid distinctive user-generated content.... Agent: Roddy M. Bullock
20100312703 - System and method for providing authentication for card not present transactions using mobile device: A system, apparatus, and method includes infrastructure and processes to enable a consumer to register their mobile phone number and associate that number with a payment account. After registration, the consumer may use their mobile phone to initiate or perform one or more stages of a payment transaction. The payment... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100312705 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a deposit process manager decisioning engine: The disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods, and systems for a deposit process manager (“DP-Manager”) including aspects of a decisioning engine, aspects of a deposit delay component, and of a de-queueing component. The DPManager is supported by the first workflow process engine in the financial industry to provide end-to-end... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20100312706 - Network centric system and method to enable tracking of consumer behavior and activity: A method for collecting Internet and e-commerce data accessed via messaging devices such as mobile terminals comprises monitoring packet traffic in a communication system providing communication services to the messaging devices and extracting network data from packets associated with respective device users. The portion of extracted network data from which... Agent: Brian K. Dinicola Gfk Holding Inc
20100312707 - Method and system for using a camera cell phone in transactions: A method facilitating a transaction between a camera-phone user and a business entity. The business entity produces a printed medium indicating a transaction. The printed medium includes a barcode that includes direct contact data for communicating with the business entity. The barcode further includes specific transaction data relating to the... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. Intellectual Property & Tech. Law Dept.
20100312708 - Method and apparatus for ordering goods, services and content over an internetwork using a virtual payment account: A virtual payment system for paying for goods, services and content ordered over an internetwork comprising a commerce gateway component and a credit processing server component (53) is disclosed. Buyers and sellers becomes registered participants by applying for virtual payment buyer and seller accounts. Once an account is established, a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100312709 - Payment application pin data self-encryption: A system to support the secure transportation a PIN value protected by the cryptographic features inherent in smart payment application, such as those found in EMV smart cards is described. A user can initiate the protection of the PIN using a personal unwired smart card reader, rather than using a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100312710 - Method for making money on the internet: A method for making an online posted comment more conspicuous relative to other online posted comments. The method can include the steps of publishing internet content online by an internet content provider; providing with the published content a section for recording and posting reader comments; viewing by a reader the... Agent: Roddy M. Bullock
20100312711 - System and method for on-demand delivery of audio content for use with entertainment creatives: A method of creating and delivering a license agreement related to a creative is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least one audio... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100312712 - Method and system for managing and preparing documentation for real estate transactions: A method and system for preparing and managing real estate transfers and financing, including a system for preparation, production and storage of relevant documentation and the data contained therein; a system for coordinating, reconciling and transferring funds; and a system of analyzing and tracking the progress of numerous real estate... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC
20100312713 - Methods and systems for identifying career-related events and prospective career-related networking contacts via an internet-based platform: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for identifying career-related events and prospective career-related networking contacts for a user of a career development networking service. A server can receive profile information of a user, match the user with a group of users of a career development networking service... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100312714 - Multi-facet profile creation, management and sharing over social networks: There is provided a method for customizing a relationship between members of a social network based on a multi-facet member profile, the method comprising: receiving profile data associated with a member; segregating at least a part of the profile data into a plurality of identifiable profile facets, and storing data... Agent: Brouillette & Partners
20100312715 - Systems and methods for selecting delivery methods: Embodiments of the invention may provide systems and methods for selecting delivery methods based at least in part on delivery history information to a same or similar geographical area. According to one example embodiment, a method is provided. The method can include identifying a payee and determining that the payee... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20100312721 - Information processing method, information processing apparatus and computer readable medium: A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for electronic payment, the process includes: receiving a job instruction regarding image processing; calculating a fee charged according to content of the received job instruction; execute a process for an electronic payment corresponding to the calculated... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100312723 - Paint hardening compositions and environmentally conscious methods for recycling paint and paint containers: The present invention relates to environmentally conscious methods for the distribution and collection of recyclable paint containers, methods for environmentally conscious painting using recyclable paint and paint containers, and compositions for hardening paint for purposes of recycling paint and paint containers. A consumer can employ a paint hardener to harden... Agent: Akzo Nobel Inc.
20100312722 - Privately provisioned sub-unit-based survival supplies provisioning method: A private civil security subscription mechanism serves to facilitate the provision of survival supplies for corresponding authorized beneficiaries. These supplies are segregated into sub-units dedicated to like supplies such that one sub-unit includes supplies of a particular category of supply. The sub-units may be differentiated such that within each category... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100305958 - Data processing system, computer program used therefor, and data processing method: A temperature sensing unit senses a plurality of specific temperatures caused by a specific consumable commodity consumed by an ordinary consumer at a specific space, while allowing a behavior storage unit to store q plurality of combinations of the plurality of specific temperatures as a plurality of consumption behaviors of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100305960 - Method and system for enrolling a voiceprint in a fraudster database: Disclosed is a method for enrolling a voiceprint in a fraudster database, the method comprising: a) defining a fraud model comprising at least one hypothesis indicative of a fraudulent transaction; b) processing audio data based on the fraud model to identify at least one suspect voiceprint in the audio data... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20100305957 - Method and system of redeeming gold for cash or other value: A method and system of allowing a consumer to exchange gold for monetary consideration includes the step of a consumer obtaining a submission kit from a retailer. The submission kit includes a package having a unique identifier thereon. The consumer places the gold item into the package and then sends... Agent: John S. Artz Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100305959 - System and method for providing a media content exchange: A system and tool set provide a media exchange environment which facilitates motion picture, still photo and audio usage by allowing the editing and playing of streaming media presentations from potentially several remote libraries. A combined multimedia presentation is then streamed to a user. The system also supports media rights... Agent: Civins Denko Coburn & Lauff LLP
20100305968 - Apparatus for calculating nutrient requirement amount, an apparatus for suggesting a nutritional supplement, a blending apparatus of a nutritional supplement and a blending system of a nutritional supplement: It is provided with a medical inquiry processing unit for acquiring the response to a medical inquiry presenting medical inquiry items to a person to be examined, a nutrient requirement amount calculating unit for calculating the nutrient requirement amount of the person to be examined from the response to the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100305962 - Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching: Systems and methods are described relating to detecting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; accepting sensor data about the individual; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the detecting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual and... Agent: Keller Lapuma Woodard PC - Iv
20100305963 - Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; activating at least one sensor at least partially based on the accepting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual; accepting sensor data from the at least one sensor; and... Agent: Keller Lapuma Woodard PC - Iv
20100305964 - Healthcare quality measurement: A method of determining a quality of care provided by a healthcare provider to individuals in a population is provided. A data processing apparatus that has one or more processors is disclosed. Data representing biomarkers for individuals in a population is received. Baseline and present risks are determined. Risk reduction... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20100305965 - Integrated report generation of medical data with varying levels of information: A system for generating a report having varying integrated levels of medical information related to a health condition is provided. The system comprises a host server having a host database and a client component that connects to the host server. The client component includes a report software application that is... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)
20100305967 - Pharmaceutical packaging and method for delivery of same: A disease management system including: a Diagnostic Module, which provides access to patient information and scientific guidelines for patient treatment; a Diagnostic Interpretive Module, which provides tools to evaluate risk of particular diseases or conditions based on patient information and an evaluative methodology; a Prescriptive Module, which is used to... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100305966 - Robotic management of patient care logistics: In a method and system of controlling patient care logistics, a computer determines for each of a number of user devices a unique priority sorted list of queue tasks on the basis of global criterion. Each user device is dispatched the unique priority sorted list of queue tasks determined for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100305961 - Tools, system and method for visual interpretation of vast medical data: A graphical representation incorporating discrete patient medical history into a single-view for evaluating patterns in the data. A graphical tool comprises a series of linear segments that represent a patient history or medical data, where the segments are oriented with a time axis to show start time, stop time, and... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100305971 - Managing medical case chronology data: Techniques for managing medical case chronology data are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that provides practice-specific or location-specific templates for tracking and recording events during medical treatment. The system permits medical professionals to use handheld devices to record and access, in near real time,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100305972 - Managing provider roles in medical care: Techniques for managing provider roles during medical are are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that maintains information regarding ongoing treatment of patients, which can track medical professionals assigned to the patients. Medical professionals may use mobile devices to access and display the information regarding... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100305974 - Medication refill advisor system and method: A system and method for automated medication refill are provided, wherein the system and method reduce the time spent on, and potential for error in, accommodating medication refill requests. In one embodiment, the system includes a computer device for executing a medication information input function, a patient information input function,... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro
20100305970 - Mobile electronic case board: Techniques for managing an electronic case board accessible by mobile devices are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that maintains information regarding ongoing treatment of patients. Medical professionals may use mobile devices to access and display the information in a user-friendly “case board” that can... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100305975 - Pharmaceutical packaging and method for delivery of same: A disease management system including: a Diagnostic Module, which provides access to patient information and scientific guidelines for patient treatment; a Diagnostic Interpretive Module, which provides tools to evaluate risk of particular diseases or conditions based on patient information and an evaluative methodology; a Prescriptive Module, which is used to... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100305969 - Systems and methods for generating subsets of electronic healthcare-related documents: Systems and methods for displaying subsets of electronic documents generated in association with a patient's encounter with a healthcare organization.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100305973 - User interface for managing medical data: Techniques for managing patient information accessible by mobile devices are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that maintains information regarding ongoing treatment of patients. Medical professionals may use mobile devices to access and display the information by way of a user-friendly interface that includes multiple... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100305977 - Automation of auditing claims: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automation of auditing claims. A data file is received comprising one or more auditable items, each auditable item comprising a word string having one or more words. Each word string for each auditable item is translated using one or... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100305978 - Automation of auditing claims: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automation of auditing claims. A data file comprising make model information, insurance company information, and one or more auditable items, each auditable item comprising a word string having one or more words. The make model information is automatically translated... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100305979 - Automation of auditing claims: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automation of auditing claims. Data indicative of a vehicle make and model is received, the data comprising one or more make fields and one or more model fields. The one or more model fields are prepared for translation. The... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100305980 - Method of financing minimally capitalized natural resource exploration companies through risk mitigation: A junior exploration company must typically obtain financing for advanced stages of the natural resource recovery process, including the extraction stage. The method involves the procurement of errors and omissions insurance policy, that may name the investor as the beneficiary. If the amount of resources (e.g., minerals such as gold)... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100305976 - System and method for administering last survivor life insurance policy: A computer system for administering a last survivor life insurance policy paying a death benefit on the death of the last survivor of insureds, includes a processor; and a memory storage device in communication with the processor. The processor is adapted to: determine at least one variable of a feature... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100305983 - Providing travel information using cached query answers: Systems and techniques for presenting travel information to a user are described. A code that includes predetermined travel parameters specified by the user is included in a web page. Access to the web page by a user is detected. A travel query is populated with the predetermined travel parameters and... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100305982 - System and method for displaying, selecting and purchasing services: The system comprises a user interface (3) and middleware (5) which, in turn, comprises control software (7), a database (9) and application programming interfaces (API) (6 and 11a 11d). The middleware (5) is connected to an electronic point of sale device or system (EPOS) (13) as well as sub-systems (15,17,19)... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100305981 - System and method of providing voucher data: Methods and systems for providing voucher data for a booked activity are provided. One provided embodiment includes receiving a first request at a server, the first request including a first facility identifier and having been generated using a first device that is located at a facility corresponding to the first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100305984 - Intermodal trip planner: A method and apparatus identify a set of trips satisfying base criteria, at least some of the trips comprising a series of trip segments connected to an intermediate location between an origin location and the destination location. Each intermediate location is connected to only two of the trip segments. At... Agent: Rathe Patent &IPLaw
20100305991 - Complexity reduction of user tasks: An exemplary method for reducing complexity of at least one user task includes steps of calculating a complexity metric for the at least one user task; identifying one or more usability issues having a measurable impact on the complexity metric for the at least one user task; determining one or... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100305985 - Contract management system: A contract management system is disclosed for managing a contract between a supplier and a purchaser, the system comprising a stage payment management unit for receiving contract information from a supplier terminal and creating a payment schedule and an interface unit for providing a communication interface between the contract management... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100305999 - Device and method for creating, distributing, managing and monetizing widgets in a mobile environment: A computerized development method, system, and device for creating a widget to be distributed in a mobile environment is disclosed. The method, system and device include allowing a user to create a widget suitable for distribution in a mobile environment, the widget including a widgetized existing code element, distributing the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100305990 - Device classification system: Systems and/or methods include obtaining device information for devices within a network and determining a business function for each of the devices. The systems and/or methods further include assigning a criticality score to each of the devices based on the determined business function and generating a report for the devices... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100305988 - Enhancing quality of contact lists for direct marketing campaigns: A method, system, and computer program product are used for enhancing quality of contact lists for direct marketing campaigns. An embodiment of the method includes receiving a contact list that includes a plurality of customer profiles, and performing at least one of a counts verification check, a criteria outlier check,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20100305998 - Evaluating energy saving improvements: A computer is used for obtaining information about a plural number of energy-saving measures. This can include information about costs of combinations of said energy-saving measures, said costs include first information about costs of making the measures, second information about rebates for the measures, and third information about energy-saving that... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20100305993 - Managed real-time transaction fraud analysis and decisioning: A system, apparatus, and method for providing real-time or pseudo real-time processing of transactions for a set of clients using a common or partially common rule base. Each client is assigned to a tier or category with the tier or category defined by specified performance criteria. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100305995 - Method and a system for generating project-related requirements: In a system for generating project-related requirements for a project, a prototype which implements the project based on initial project requirements is run iteratively to derive updated project requirements for forming an updated prototype which implements the project based on the updated project requirements.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100306002 - Method and system for calculating an environmental score for a business unit: A computer system is provided for calculating an environmental impact for a separately accountable business unit. The system accesses accounts data indicative of internal costs for the separately accountable business unit and supplier costs comprising costs paid to suppliers for goods or services used in the economic activities of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100306003 - Method and system for determining the relative priority of in-process work and focusing process improvements: A method and system for determining the relative priority of in-process work and focusing process improvements wherein the method comprises selecting a particular item that is in a predefined process flow, utilizing transaction data that was provided at regular Reporting Intervals and at Reporting Points and which relates to the... Agent: Law Offices Of Raymond A. Nuzzo, LLC
20100305996 - Method for creating timetables for transportation systems taking into account time limits: A method for the computer-aided automatic creation of timetables for transportation systems takes into account time limits, which are used in the framework of planification tools and online for the planning of timetables as a component of control systems. The invention broadens the method for creating timetables as described in... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100305989 - Method for fingerprinting and identifying internet users: Various aspects of the present system provide methods and systems for authenticating online purchase by tracing internet actions to a remote computer and to an individual who operates the computer. One aspect provides a technique to generate fingerprint of computer and its user based on the information collected through the... Agent: Tran & Associates
20100305987 - Project management system and method: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project... Agent: Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center Office Of Counsel
20100305994 - Project management tool: A project management system comprises a means for storing each of a plurality of process definitions, a plurality of phase definitions, a plurality of task definitions, an association between each task definition and a selected process definition and a selected phase definition, and task status information associated with each task,... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100306001 - System and method for dynamic multi-objective optimization of machine selection, integration and utilization: The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having one or more motorized pumps and associated motor drives, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More... Agent: Rockwell Automation For Turocy & Watson LLP
20100305992 - System and method of electronic investigation management: Systems and methods to manage and mechanize investigations and associated evidence gathering, documentation and retention. Methods for using barcodes for processing and storing evidence in an investigation are provided.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100306000 - Unified model for authoring and executing flow-based and constraint-based workflows: Designing and executing a workflow having flow-based and constraint-based regions. A user selects one or more activities to be part of a constraint-based region. Each constraint-based region has a constraint associated therewith. The workflow is executed by executing the flow-based region and the constraint-based region. The flow-based region executes sequentially.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20100305986 - Using service exposure criteria: Techniques for performing service exposure for reuse of one or more services are provided. The techniques include analyzing applicability of service criteria for a candidate service, identifying one or more services that are contextually-related to the candidate service, and using the service criteria applicable to the candidate service to expose... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100305997 - Workflow management system and method: A workflow management system for managing workflow within one or more entities is provided. The workflow management system may include a first drop-box application program executed on a first computing system including a first input object directory configured to receive an input object electronically outputted from an application program. The... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100306007 - Enterprise project types: A selection of an enterprise project type is received from a plurality of enterprise project types. The enterprise project type may include a plurality of pages. Each page may include a plurality of input fields for collecting values of properties. A project page from the enterprise project type is displayed.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100306008 - Extensible role-based access control model for services: Architecture removes the limitation of a fixed set of roles and scopes, allows more effective permission auditing, and provides a convenient delegation model. Administrators can create roles fine-tuned to business needs without changing permissions on the resources. The new roles can be easily examined and delegated to other administrators. Moreover,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100306010 - Interactive map/diagram of erp code and model elements: A diagramming system for dynamically generating and rendering a diagram depicting graphical representations of modules and elements of an ERP application, and their dependencies, is provided. In some embodiments, the diagramming system provides a dynamic, interactive graphical representation of user-selected elements and/or modules and their dependencies. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20100306011 - Project management system and method: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project... Agent: Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center Office Of Counsel
20100306004 - Shared collaboration canvas: A computing system causes a plurality of display devices to display user interfaces containing portions of a canvas shared by a plurality of users. The canvas is a graphical space containing discrete graphical elements located at arbitrary locations within the canvas. Each of the discrete graphical elements graphically represents a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100306009 - Special-ordered-set-based cost minimization: An embodiment of the invention is directed toward determining a solution to an objective function that is to be maximized or minimized. An initial feasible basis is determined. An entering variable is determined to enter the initial feasible basis. It is determined if there is an exiting variable. While there... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100306012 - System and method for managing and predicting crop performance: The invention provides a method of managing fertiliser and irrigation inputs for a crop, the method comprising obtaining management data for the crop, the management data including a planting date for the crop; obtaining weather data representative of the geographic area of the crop; obtaining soil description data representative of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100306013 - Systems and methods for scheduling a medical service: A method for scheduling a medical service employing at least one computer system is described. A request for a medical service is received at the computer system. The medical service is scheduled for a requested date. At least one nonpayment exposure factor is analyzed to determine whether providing the medical... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20100306015 - Systems and methods to schedule transactions: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes an interchange coupled with a data storage facility. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of different controllers of mobile communications. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100306006 - Truthful optimal welfare keyword auctions: There is disclosed a method for auctioning a set of keywords. Bids may be received from a plurality of advertisers. Each bid may include a value of a click-through and a budget expressed as a maximum number of click-throughs. A flow graph may be created that relates the set of... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100306014 - Utility service component reliability and management: A computer-implemented method and system performing allocating capital assets for managing a plurality of utility service components. The method includes ranking each of the utility service components based on data retrieved corresponding to the utility service components, calculating a base failure metric for each of the utility service components, receiving... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100306005 - Workflow management system and method: Systems and methods improve the equitable distribution the processing capacity of a computing device processing work items retrieved from multiple queues in a workflow system. A retrieval priority is determined for each of the plurality of queues and work items are retrieved from each of the multiple queues according to... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100306021 - Contact center integration into virtual environments: A contact center has an interface with a virtual environment implemented in a computer system. The operation of the contact center includes receiving, from the virtual environment, spatial information relating to the spatial position within the virtual environment of an inhabitant of the virtual environment, and queuing a contact relating... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC
20100306017 - Creating, confirming, and managing employee schedules: A system and method for creating, confirming and managing employee schedules comprises creating a schedule having time slots comprising shifts having employees, publishing the schedule on a network to the employees, and receiving a response of a confirmation, a request for shift change, and a null response from each employee.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100306018 - Meeting state recall: Meeting state recall may be provided. A meeting context may be saved at the end of and/or during an event. The meeting context may comprise, for example, a hardware configuration, a software configuration, a recording of the meeting, and/or data associated with a subject of the meeting. The meeting context... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100306016 - Personalized task recommendations: Personalized task recommendation technique embodiments are presented that involve recommending a particular task or tasks to a user which can be employed in furtherance of a desired goal based on observations of past users and how they accomplished this goal. The workflow that is recommended to a user is personalized... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100306019 - System and method for task assignment and alert: A computerized process includes using a processor to receive data associated with a mobile location device such as a mobile phone. The data permits a determination of a location of the mobile location device. The data is used to determine if a person associated with the mobile location device is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100306020 - System and method for workflow management with configurable states and extensibility: A workflow management system provides a GUI configuration tool that allows end users to configure the states and state properties of workflows and workers without rewriting the program. The application also provides an interface that allows the use of extensible code to perform custom functions at particular states and at... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100306022 - Advertisement content selection and presentation: Systems, devices and methods that enable advertisement on mobile computing applications are provided. More specifically, described herein are devices and methods that are capable of delivering relatively more friendly advertising information to a user while causing less interference on graphics-based user interfaces of such devices. Integral projector modules which may... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100306029 - Cardholder clusters: A system and method of using transaction data for a population of account holders, such as credit card holders, is described. A frequency distribution input variable (Frd) and average amount distribution input variable (Avd) are calculated for each account and each merchant category. The Frd and Avd, either alone or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100306025 - Collaborative optimization of online advertisement return on investment: An online advertisement system determines which of a plurality of advertisement clickthroughs are successful online events. A successful online event is based on an advertisement online reference and a success online reference. The system further correlates the number of successful online events for a traffic originator. In addition, the online... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100306030 - Contextual content targeting: A first item and a second item placed with content in a first medium are identified, and first performance information associated with the placement of the first item in the first medium and second performance information associated with the placement of the second item in the first medium are received.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100306035 - Digital media inventory control, distribution and destruction system: The system (10) includes a digital media creator-destroyer apparatus (12) for receiving and storing digital media from a remote digital media source (20), for generating multiple transferable copies of the digital media, and for destroying unused copies of the digital media. The digital media creator-destroyer apparatus (12) is housed within... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20100306033 - Electrical power metering and billing network: A method and system for facilitating the purchase of electricity between static provider (e.g, an Outlet Owner (OO)) and dynamic/mobile customer (e.g., a Plug Holder (PH)). The system can create open-market, real-time rate and cost determinations based on the conditions of a Charging Instance (CI) and other electricity transfers. In... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100306028 - Methods and apparatus to model with ghost groups: Example methods and apparatus to model with ghost respondents are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes estimating discrete choice utility values for a plurality of respondents based on a plurality of market-available products, and dividing the plurality of respondents into groups based on an ownership status of the plurality of... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100306027 - Net-metering in a power distribution system: net-metering in a power distribution system that includes a DRG system that is capable of providing power to a local load, an electric utility, and one or more batteries for storage, where net-metering is carried out iteratively during operation of the power distribution system and includes: creating, by a decision... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20100306026 - Placing pay-per-click advertisements via context modeling: An advertisement platform system makes advertisement placement decision via context modeling. The advertisement platform system receives advertisements and a plurality of advertisement target pages, wherein each of the advertisements is associated with one of the advertisement target pages. Furthermore, the advertisement platform system computes a similarity metric between one of... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100306034 - System & method for facilitating projected transactions: The present invention provides various capabilities of facilitating projected transactions by managing accounts, projections, and incentives. Features of the various embodiments of the present invention include multiple access options, comprising web mediated interactions and provisionings of compilations of projections and incentives in conjunction with transaction venues, among others. Other features... Agent: Klotzer Patents
20100306031 - System and method for product role analysis: The present invention relates to a system and method for analyzing product roles. The system receives a listing of products for classification into roles. The system receives volume data for each item, as well as demand coefficient. Elasticity of the products may be determined from the demand coefficients. Product volumes... Agent: Kang Lim
20100306024 - System and method of providing an online survey and summarizing survey response data: Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods which allow for the creation of online surveys in which thematically-related questions are grouped together as meta-questions to reduce the perceived and/or actual time and effort needed to complete the survey. Further disclosed embodiments provide the ability to provide a summary display of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100306023 - Systems and methods of selecting advertisements using a local user profile: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing user-targeted advertisements to content recipients. Such advertisements may, for example, be selected using a user profile that is maintained locally at the recipient's computing or other content consuming device. A user profile can include information about the user's past viewing behavior. One exemplary... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP- Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083
20100306032 - Systems and methods to summarize transaction data: Systems and methods to summarize transaction data via cluster analysis and factor analysis. In one aspect, a method includes identifying at least one set of clusters based on a cluster analysis of transaction records to group entities, identifying a plurality of factors based on a factor analysis of the transaction... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (visa)IPDocketing
20100306037 - Method for providing shopping mall and server system therefore: A method for providing a virtual shopping mall is provided. The method includes receiving a request for a multi-party goods sale contest, proceeding with the multi-party goods sale contest when the contest is established in response to the request, analyzing a contest result in consideration of a sale record after... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100306036 - Method, system and apparatus for evaluation of employee competencies using a compression/acceleration methodology: A mechanism to evaluate the value of employee competencies across a business entity is provided. Managers provide raw interpretations of employee competencies in a variety of selected competency areas. The raw evaluations of employee competencies are weighted and stored according to an organizational utility of each competency to the business... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20100306038 - Rewarding initial purchasers of digital media: Rewarding a first classification of purchasers of digital media is provided. Such a classification may include initial purchasers (e.g., purchasers of new items) and secondary purchasers (e.g., purchasers of previously used items). A digital medium is played on a digital device and a notification is sent to a server. The... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100306041 - Method and system for distributing lead generation fees: A system for distributing a loan lead generation fee, including: a computer including a processor in communication with a computer-readable medium and a network, the computer-readable medium having a database stored thereon, the database including a listing of the plurality of participants and hierarchical relationships therebetween; a participant input subsystem... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100306040 - On-line referral: Various methods and systems are provided to facilitate on-line transactions through the issuance of rewards for users who referral a product that is purchased by another. In one example, a user selects a product that the user purchased and an email recipient. The payment provider, who the user used to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100306042 - System and method that provide incentives to qualified users of an electronic trading system: Systems and methods for electronic trading that provide incentives to users of a trading system. The systems and methods may monitor a trading activity of the user and determine that the orders submitted by the user over a period of time exceed a first pre-determined threshold. Systems and methods also... Agent: Innovation Division
20100306039 - Techniques for customized delivery of advertisements: Techniques for customizing the delivery of advertisements to a client. In one embodiment, the customization comprises dynamically determining a length of time for an advertisement, where the length of time represents the minimum amount of time for which the advertisement is to be output (e.g., displayed) by a client. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100306043 - Measuring impact of online advertising campaigns: Methods and systems allow measurement of effectiveness of advertising campaigns based on online advertisements targeted towards specific sets of members. A set of members is allowed to see an advertisement whereas another set of members is withheld from seeing the advertisement under conditions similar to the first set. Test sets... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100306044 - System and method for reporting advertising metric data: A method comprising the steps of using a processor running a program to perform the step of receiving, at an advertising entity, a report message containing an identifier of an application which presented advertisements, and a data structure with metrics for the advertisements which were presented by the application.... Agent: Research In Motion Corp./q&b Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20100306046 - Fast building and monitoring system and method for search engine marketing: The invention provides a method of providing information over a network, including creating combined information by combining information from a list of product web pages and links to the products with predetermined patterns for keywords, ad titles, and descriptions, and uploading the combined information to the search engine to create... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP
20100306048 - Matching content providers and interested content users: Methods, systems, and apparatuses to match content providers and interested content users are described. Input indicating an accessing of a network location by a user is received along with the user's identifier. The identifier is obfuscated and transmitted to a content provider configured to provide content to the user at... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100306047 - Synonym building system and method for search engine marketing campaign: The invention provides a method of providing information over a network, including extracting a synonym for each of a plurality of keywords, associating each synonym with a respective one of a set of links, and transmitting the synonyms to the search engine for association with the links as a search... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP
20100306045 - System and method for keyword discovery from paid inclusion data for search engine marketing: The invention provides a method of providing information over a network, including preparing a paid inclusion representation of a web page, transmitting the paid inclusion representation to a search engine, transmitting search engine marketing links to web pages to a search engine, wherein the web pages are stored at a... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP
20100306050 - Distributing personalized content: The invention provides a method and system for distributing personalized content to potentially large numbers of recipients. A pool is selected, from among all content available for distribution, of those content elements that will be made available for simultaneous distribution, and personalized content is selected for distribution from that pool.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100306049 - Method and system for matching advertisements to web feeds: A system for serving advertisements in a networked environment includes a web feed ad server operable to receive web feed information, identify concept terms in the web feed information, match advertisements to the concept terms, and communicate the advertisement to a terminal. Concept terms are identified by comparing terms in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100306051 - System and method for selecting search listing in an internet search engine and ordering the search listings: Provided is a keyword advertising system for extracting search listings in response to a search request. The system comprises a memory for storing a search information database; a bid control module selecting a predetermined number of search listings primarily according to the bid amount and an estimated advertising period; a... Agent: Husch Blackwell LLP
20100306054 - Method and apparatus for generating advertisements: A method is provided for automatically generating and delivering customized targeted advertisements from a first computing device to a second computing device used by a user.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100306052 - Method and apparatus for modifying internet content through redirection of embedded objects: Disclosed is a method, and related apparatus, for directing network service provider selected embedded objects to an internet user client. In the method, a network service provider maintains a database of internet user clients that includes a particular service-type value for each internet user client. The network service provider analyzes... Agent: Robroy R Fawcett
20100306053 - Method and device for publishing cross-network user behavioral data: The present invention relates to summarizing cross-network user behavioral data. The summarizing cross-network user behavioral data may particularly include publishing the data to one or more data structures that become accessible to a server hosting an authorized domain when a user accesses the authorized domain.... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100306055 - Compelled user interaction with advertisement with dynamically generated challenge: Software applications may include many types of sponsorship-related features, such as integrated advertisements displayed to users and captchas that improve advertisement targeting by distinguishing human users vs. automated processes. However, these techniques may consume developers' efforts and creativity, and, if not well-integrated in the application, may annoy or distract users.... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20100306057 - Method and apparatus for providing actionable objects during periods of network unavailability: An approach is provided for the presentation of an actionable object on a mobile device. A presentation of an actionable object is initiated on a mobile device. The actionable object invokes an action. An input from a user specifying selection of the actionable object is received. Whether the mobile device... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100306058 - Method and system for improved e-commerce shopping: An e-commerce system and method combining different product presentation formats, where each format has a video presentation component. One such format is the presentation of a live, pre-existing “shop at home” video production feed, consisting of continuously scheduled 5 segments, each segment presenting a product or set of products. A... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100306056 - System and method of remote machine servicing: A system for servicing a printing system includes a first device and a processor in communication with a storage medium. The system receives a first request to service the first device, determines a first number of carbon credits associated with driving a vehicle to a location of the first device,... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20100306059 - System and method for providing banner services: The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for submitting a banner from a computer system in communication with a client device at a hotspot. The method includes determining if a packet coming from a client device is one that is enabled to receive a banner,... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20100306060 - Method for advertising using mobile devices: A method for advertising using mobile devices is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method for advertising using mobile devices includes syncing at least one identifier code to the phone number of a mobile device, wherein the at least one identifier code corresponds to data encoded on... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100306061 - System and method for directing targeted advertisements in ip telecommunications: A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) targeted advertisement delivery method that is operable in a processor coupled to a memory. The method includes monitoring all outgoing communications on a server in order to identify a VoIP telephony signal. Upon detection of a VoIP telephony signal indicating that a VoIP call... Agent: Alfred M. Walker
20100306063 - Method and apparatus for generating advertisement: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for generating an advertisement. The method includes: decomposing contents of an advertisement into advertisement elements; selecting at least one skin element from a skin of a system; combining the advertisement elements and the at least one skin element to generate an advertisement skin; and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100306062 - Tracking public performances using unique identifiers: Identifiers for first and second works can be received, and associated with respective unique identifiers. The unique identifiers can then be utilized to track public performances of the works. One or both of the works can be a copyrighted work, and the unique identifiers can be used to assist in... Agent: Edward J. Marshall, Attorney At Law (for Clear Channel Communications, Inc)
20100306064 - Method, system and apparatus for interactive billboard advertising at a live entertainment event: A system and method collects and processes data from attendants to a live entertainment event at a venue. The system and method employ a wireless interactive device that is capable of (i) receiving and transmitting messages, (ii) accepting input via a user interface, and (iii) displaying messages on an electronic... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff And Associates, LLC.
20100306067 - Automated sell system: An automated sell system comprises a hardware device for inputting product information onto a server. A network allows a user to access the product information together with a means for generating a coded file of the product information for use as an advertisement on a website. Preferably the advertisement is... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100306066 - Techniques for displaying an advertisement across multiple pages: Techniques for persisting an advertisement across multiple web pages served from page-view based websites. The advertisement is persisted across multiple pages served from page-view based websites without creating new advertisement impressions. This reduces the number of advertisement impressions and also extends the amount of time that a particular advertisement can... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100306065 - Web-service transaction systems: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for providing real-time, two-way transactional capabilities on the Web. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention discloses a method for enabling object routing, the method comprising the steps of creating a virtual information store containing information entries and attributes associating each of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100306068 - Order receiving system and terminal device: A terminal device according to the present invention is used, in a facility where a plurality of shops are collected, by a customer who purchases a product at any of the shops. The terminal device includes: a portion that displays a list of the plurality of shops, and has the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100306069 - Method and system for purchasing non-fuel merchandise: The present methods and systems (including computer software, computer hardware, and an intermediary system) facilitate a transaction for non-fuel merchandise items at any fuel dispenser during a pre-pay or post-pay inside the store fuel sale. Consumers can select non-fuel merchandise items at a fuel dispenser (either via a fuel dispenser... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP
20100306070 - Print system for outputting transaction statement: A print system allowing a user to obtain a transaction statement in a safe and easy manner is provided. For this purpose, a print system includes: a banking terminal; and a digital multi-function peripheral performing data communication with a Web server having transaction statement data and PIN code stored in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100306071 - Method to transfer sales tax in real time from point of sale to a collecting government agency: A method begins when a merchant sells to a retail consumer. The consumer then pays the merchant by credit card or debit card. The terminal of the merchant collects the sales data and transmits the sales data to a processor along with the sales revenue. The processor determines the geographic... Agent: Paul M. Denk
20100306072 - Instant financial credit system: Systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided that allow for a credit partner, such as a retailer, to process a customer credit card application at multiple point-of-sale/point-of-contact channels, such as a manned or self-service cash register, a manned or unmanned kiosk, partner web site, a call center or the... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100306073 - Identifying and purchasing pre-recorded content: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to identifying unknown media content. For example, systems and methods are provided which allow for the identification of broadcast content by receiving a request message identifying a content source and a time; identifying a content item broadcast from the content source at the... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP
20100306077 - System and method of facilitating transactions: The invention teaches methods for facilitating financial transactions for online retailers/wholesalers/merchants by pre-associating a good offered for sale with one or more available vendors for that item, and by automatically notifying the vendor of the sale and automatically sending the vendor its cut of the sales price. It is emphasized... Agent: Steven Thrasher
20100306074 - System and method to support codec delivery models for ims networks: An architecture (system) and method is provided for transcoding codec information to be sent in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) signaling stream for rendering rich digital media content. The method is implemented on a computer infrastructure and includes: determining a codec associated with content to be sent to one or... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100306075 - Systems and methods for accessing cruise services using a portable electronic device: This is directed to systems and methods for accessing cruise services using a single, integrated application available to a portable electronic device. Through the integrated application, a user can access and control cruise services throughout all aspects of the cruise experience, including before booking a cruise, before boarding a cruise,... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100306076 - Trusted integrity manager (tim): A system for use with a trusted service manager (TSM) and a mobile device having a subscriber unique identifying data, according to one embodiment, includes: a server in which the server validates an application against the unique and identifying data of the mobile device and provides the validated application for... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100306078 - System and method for fuel price-protection: A fuel-price protection mechanism whereby customers may pre-purchase quantity-based amounts of fuel and retrieve said fuel at any participating fuel retailer. The quantity-based amounts of fuel are represented in the customers account as a quantity-based fuel credit. The fuel credits may be redeemed at a participating fuel retailer to obtain... Agent: Young Basile
20100306081 - Method and apparatus for ordering goods, services and content over an internetwork using a virtual payment account: A virtual payment system for paying for goods, services and content ordered over an internetwork comprising a commerce gateway component and a credit processing server component (53) is disclosed. Buyers and sellers becomes registered participants by applying for virtual payment buyer and seller accounts. Once an account is established, a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100306079 - Collaborative product taxonomy instantiation: A method forms a collaborative product taxonomy instantiation by starting, with or defining a base taxonomy instantiation and collaborating between trading parties to negotiate a collaborative product taxonomy instantiation. The taxonomy instantiation comprises a set of characteristics and values of a desired product. The method assigns a set of characters... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100306080 - Methods and systems for receipt management and price comparison: The present invention relates to shopping assistance solutions, and in particular, to methods and systems for maintaining purchase records, creating shopping lists, and comparing merchant pricing. The user experience in performing shopping functions is simplified and enhanced over existing methods.... Agent: David S. Trandal
20100306082 - Garment fit portrayal system and method: An on-line garment fit portrayal system configured to operate on a specialized server linked over the internet or any network using standard web services to at least one web-enabled player device capable of common image format display is described. The system comprises a server-side garment model storage capability containing one... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP
20100306084 - Need-based online virtual reality ecommerce system: An online virtual reality ecommerce system imposes needs upon its avatars, thereby enhancing the simulation of reality, and providing need-based motivations for ecommerce in addition to enjoyment-based motivations. The virtual needs also cause avatars to be perceived as independent beings which can independently enjoy, desire, and suffer based on experiences... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20100306083 - Systems and methods for the confirmation of download delivery and its use within a clearinghouse service: Systems and methods for the tracking and reporting of the progress, status and completion of the delivery of digital assets, through a network such as the Internet and/or a wireless network, to an end-user device such as a computer or a handheld device, captured by a database that serves as... Agent: Neurotic Media LLC
20100306085 - Rapid item authentication via conventional communication channels: An authentication manager is provided that is accessible by a mobile wireless device through conventional networks. The mobile wireless device is configured to obtain information regarding at least one identification code displayed on an item and send such information to a the authentication manager. In response, authentication manager provides authentication... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20100306086 - Method and system for tagging and tracking donation transactions: Method and system for tagging and tracking donation transactions through accounting means between financial and non-financial entities, method comprising steps of accepting registration of one or more users to the System, accepting a donation transaction via Collection Point, capturing data related to the circumstances, type and quantum of a donation... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100306088 - Single or multi-company business accounting system and method for same including account number maintenance: A computer implemented method for account number maintenance used within a single or multi-company accounting system is provided. The method comprises at a processor, performing the account number maintenance on at least one of a plurality of accounts. Each of the accounts has a plurality of account segments. Performing the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor
20100306089 - Single or multi-company business accounting system and method for same including vendor account maintenance: A computer implemented method for vendor account maintenance using a single or multi-company accounting system is provided. The method comprises at a processor, performing the vendor account maintenance on one or more vendors within the system including at least one of i) splitting the vendor into two different vendors as... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor
20100306087 - Systems and methods for electronically circulating a currency: One or more currency notes deposited at a currency reserve may be electronically circulated by a transaction provider. The transaction provider may maintain a record of the ownership status of the one or more currency notes in a computer-readable storage medium. The transaction provider may provide for an entity to... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100306093 - Accounting apparatus, accounting method and computer-readable recording medium for recording accounting program codes: An accounting apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes an accounting unit, an occupancy time counting unit and a charge discounting unit. The accounting unit is configured to impose a charge for use of a device that is an object of accounting on the basis of the number... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100306090 - Digital content billing via multiple channels: Embodiments related to billing for digital content via multiple billing channels with different permissible prices are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises a digital content server configured to receive from a content provider an input of a digital content item, send to the content provider a list of suggested prices that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100306092 - Systems and methods for electronically circulating a currency: Virtual currency notes may be derived from one or more currency notes deposited at a currency reserve and/or from an asset held by a depository institution. A transaction provider may provide for ownership and/or transfer of the notes by various entities. Ownership of virtual currency notes may be transferred between... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100306091 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for establishing payees based on cleared items posted to a financial account: Systems, methods, and apparatus for establishing payees based on cleared items posted to a financial account are provided. Information associated with a cleared item posted to a financial account of a consumer may be obtained. Based at least in part on the obtained information, a payee associated with the cleared... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20100306095 - Method for financial forecasting: A method and system for financial allocation and forecasting for calculating daily, weekly, and monthly spending rates that can be used by a company or a person is disclosed, providing an over/under forecast variance. The forecast variance is converted to the number of days required to reduce all spending to... Agent: Cohen I.p. Law Group, P.C.
20100306094 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for identifying payees from cleared items posted to a financial account: Systems, methods, and apparatus for identifying payees from cleared items posted to a financial account are provided. Information associated with one or more cleared items posted to a financial account of a consumer may be obtained. Based at least in part on the obtained information, at least one payee may... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20100306130 - Financial protocol for calculating true interest rates when borrowing or calculating true returns on investments (true interest-true return): Embodiments of the present invention relate to using electronic spread sheet technology in a new way to calculate true interest costs and to calculate true returns on investments. It is shown that a single financial protocol may be utilized to solve any number of interest and return problems. The new... Agent: Jon Nils Fogelberg
20100306131 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program product: An information processing apparatus includes: a rating threshold calculating unit obtaining a probability psk of transition from a rating s to a rating k stored in the storage device, and calculating a rating threshold θir at which the rating of a obligor i becomes a rating r or lower based... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100306126 - Management of goals and recommendations: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for managing goals and recommendations. A particular method includes identifying one or more financial planning objectives for a financial planning client, receiving information relating to the one or more financial planning objectives, and creating a financial planning goal for the financial planning client... Agent: Toler Law Group
20100306132 - Managing an investment vehicle: A method for managing an investment vehicle. The investment vehicle issues multiple debt instruments to a plurality of investors. The debt instruments have different liability characteristics. The proceeds of the debt instruments are invested in assets. From time to time, liabilities on the debt instruments and the credit quality of... Agent: The Law Office Of Donna L. Angotti
20100306133 - Order risk management for financial product processing: Systems and methods are provided for processing derivative product orders at an exchange. Traders provide derivative product order risk data to the exchange. The order risk data may include maximum delta, gamma and/or vega utilization values for derivative product contracts based on the same underlying product. Before executing a trade,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20100306127 - Retirement income selector systems and methods: The disclosed technology provides systems and methods that provide investors with a product category allocation based on the investor's preferences regarding asset flexibility and guaranteed income. Whereas existing technologies focus on risk and evaluate how an investor's tolerance for risk impacts particular investment choices, the disclosed technology makes no investment... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20100306128 - Securities' value monitor program: An illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure includes a computer-based method to enable users to comparatively monitor a fair value for a security. The method comprises the steps of: providing a computer configured to receive a data file of securities information wherein computer performs the steps of: uploading a data... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100306129 - Security pricing method and system: The present invention includes a method and system implemented using a general-purpose computer known as Security Pricing System that generates target price and price indicators for traded securities such as stocks, bonds, and related indices, composites and derivative instruments. The method includes receiving historical data and optional forward-looking projected data... Agent: Joshua Dayanim
20100306096 - Cross-border trading system using existing market structures: I have invented a system which enables the cross-border trading and settlement of securities and financial instruments worldwide by linking markets and exchanges using a specifically devised computer network. My system frees the markets and exchanges of prevailing limitations imposed by the need to harmonize the automated systems, rules, procedures... Agent: William Edward Gorman
20100306097 - Decentralized energy system and method for distributing energy in a decentralized energy system: In order to ensure the robustness of decentralized energy systems and suitable distribution of the energy in such networks to a large number of energy consumption units, the novel energy system is provided with corresponding agents. At least one agent is associated with each energy consumption unit and/or energy generation... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100306098 - System and method for trading multiple tradeable objects using a single trading interface: A system and method are provided for displaying information related to a plurality of tradeable objects using a single graphical interface. One example graphical interface includes at least two screen regions displayed in relation to each other, with each region including a plurality of locations. Each location in the first... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20100306101 - Credit approval monitoring system and method: A credit approval monitoring system comprises a database system storing credit files for consumers. A monitoring processing system monitors credit reports of subscribing consumers and transmits messages indicative of changes in a subscribers credit report. A screening processing system screens credit reports to determine if credit applicants satisfy select criteria.... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20100306099 - Systems and methods to process transactions based on social networking: Systems and methods to authenticate and process requests received via social networking websites. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility to store data associating a first phone number of a user with an identification of the user in a social networking website; and an interchange coupled with... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20100306100 - Web-based home-loan modification assessment method: The web-based home-loan assessment system and mortgage brokerage service is for use in preparing a detailed financial statement of borrower's income and expenses that the lender uses in making an informed determination on whether or not to modify the borrower's mortgage agreement. The system comprises a website, a data input... Agent: Gerald R. Black, Esq.
20100306102 - Web service network portal: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for providing real-time, two-way transactional capabilities on the Web. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention discloses a method for enabling object routing, the method comprising the steps of creating a virtual information store containing information entries and attributes associating each of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100306104 - Aggregated postal billing and payment methods and systems: A computer-implemented method for a trusted entity such as a Post Office to process bills from a plurality of billers includes generating aggregated listings of bills to be submitted each identified customer and making the aggregated listings available to each identified customer. The trusted entity may then receive orders to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100306103 - System and method for waterfall prioritized payment processing: The invention comprises a system and method for “waterfall” type payment processing using multiple alternative payment sources. A payor provides account information for multiple payment sources, such as a bank checking account, savings account, first credit card account, second credit card account, and so forth. The multiple payment sources are... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20100306105 - Method and device for generating a single-use financial account number: A device for facilitating financial account transactions is described which includes a processing unit including a cryptographic processor. The device also includes an input unit, a display unit and a memory device connected to the processing unit. The memory device contains a private cryptographic key, a first data element and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100306106 - Apparatus system and method of payment identification means using pulse and fingerprints: The present invention is in the filed of identification of the human being which charging payment means such as credit card, by his physical appearance, or by e-payment such as telephone call or internet or computerized system or device. More particular, the present invention adding to the debit system an... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners
20100306108 - Emergency financial reserve accessible during a covered event: A system and method for providing emergency reserve conditional credit to a customer of a financial institution. The emergency conditional credit may be provided to the customer in the form of a line-of-credit or a loan based on the occurrence of a predetermined condition, such as involuntary unemployment, disability or... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100306110 - M-commerce virtual cash system, method, and apparatus: A virtual cash system, method, and apparatus has an account record containing a record of money amounts associated with a wireless device and a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting to the wireless device predetermined information from the account record. Cash amounts can be spent from the account record directly from the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100306109 - Method, system, server and computer program for services: The invention is related to a system, comprising: an authentication server configured to carry out authentication based on a user identity module for defining a user identification; an authorization server configured to check information on user's entitlement to services based on the user identification; a gateway server configured to establish... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100306107 - Trusted remote attestation agent (traa): Systems and methods for use with a service provider and a consumer electronic device include a trusted remote attestation agent (TRAA) configured to perform a set of checking procedures or mechanisms to help ensure the security status of a consumer electronic device (e.g., a mobile terminal or phone) that holds... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100306111 - System and method for image depositing, image presentment and deposit taking in a commercial environment: A method and system provides for scanning a check and/or cash to create an electronic image of the front and the back of the check and/or cash. The image is then processed and transmitted electronically to a central location. The image may be recreated into a paper form at the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP (citi Customer Number) Attn: Eric Sophir
20100306112 - Online trading method and system with mechanism for verifying authenticity of a product: An online trading method includes: configuring a marketplace server to receive a product verification request from a first user terminal and to send an authentication request to a second user terminal; configuring the second user terminal to receive the authentication request and to send a code request to a transponder... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100306113 - Smartcard internet authorization system: A system and method are disclosed for conducting electronic commerce such as a virtual purchase transaction with an on-line merchant. A user is provided with an intelligent token, such as a smart card containing a digital certificate. The intelligent token suitably authenticates with a wallet server on a network that... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20100306114 - Household digital description definition (h3d) architecture and method: A computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer program code for conducting a transaction between a merchant and a user. Using a composite key generated by a user, a user profile associated with the user and generated by the user is accessed. Accessing is performed by a merchant. The user profile comprises... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100306115 - Machine readable electronic contract: Disclosed are a method and system for reviewing and approving a digital agreement comprising at least one clause. A pre-approval database containing previously approved clauses or standard clauses is established. A clause-by-clause comparison of the clauses in the agreement to the standard clauses is performed to reduce the number of... Agent: Perley-robertson, Hill & Mcdougall LLP
20100306116 - System feasible duration evaluation method for project management under budget and time constraints: A system feasible duration evaluation method for project management under budget and time constraint is disclosed. The project includes plural arcs between a start node and a terminal node in a virtual network. The method includes the steps of providing a virtual network in a computer for simulating the project;... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100306117 - Construction inspection system, portable terminal, construction inspection method, program, and recording medium: In an embodiment of the present invention, to easily input an association between an evidence photograph and an inspection result on site while obtaining an excellent evidence photograph, a server, a PC, and a portable terminal are used to perform a series of inspection operations including creation of an inspection... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100306118 - System for process for remote determination of compliance status: A system for integrating and administering multi-organizational compliance monitoring of entities passing between the organizations. The system is configured to allow each organization to be individually responsible for and administer information related to the compliance status of an entity. The system increases an entity's mobility by allowing an organization other... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100306119 - Forming dynamic real-time activity groups: Techniques for forming a real-time activity group are provided. The techniques include creating a set of one or more users, annotating each user in the set with one or more corresponding real-time attributes, and using the one or more real-time attributes to identify one or more connections between the one... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100306120 - Online merchandising and ecommerce with virtual reality simulation of an actual retail location: An online merchandising and promotion system is disclosed that closely simulates an interior space of an actual place of business in a virtual reality world. As consumers use avatars to explore the simulated space, they become simultaneously familiar with both the simulated and actual places of business, and thereafter can... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20100306121 - Selling and delivering real goods and services within a virtual reality world: An ecommerce system is claimed that enables users to purchase real-world consumables within a virtual reality world, and then to immediately receive and consume the real-world consumables without leaving the virtual reality world. Users purchase and consume consumables such as movies, TV shows, lectures, books, magazines, consultations with advisors, psychic... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20100306122 - System and method for providing an electronic literature club in a network environment: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving progress data associated with an end user reading an electronic piece of literature and receiving a request from the end user to interact with an additional end user about the electronic piece of literature. The method can further include... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco
20100306123 - Information retrieval method, user comment processing method, and systems thereof: A user comment processing method and system and an information retrieval method and system. The user comment processing method includes the steps of: receiving objective data of a feature of a product or service and user comments on the product or service; identifying user comments associated with the feature of... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100306124 - System for determining high quality musical recordings: A system for determining high quality musical recordings comprises a server computer which communicates with a plurality of client devices configured to execute internet radio client software which plays musical recordings. The server computer includes a registration unit for registering users; an input unit for registering, for each user, and... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.
20100306125 - System and method for determining the most favorable locations for enhanced geothermal system applications: A system and method for determining the most favorable locations for enhanced geothermal system applications are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises receiving input data comprising characteristics of a subsurface geothermal resource and spatial parameters associated with extracting the subsurface geothermal resource, generating formulas and look-up... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100306137 - Environmentally friendly method for designing and utilizing mixed use developments: A mixed-use development that includes one or more buildings in an approximate L-shape along a parcel of land wherein one elongate axis of the one or more buildings in an approximate L-shape is positioned substantially parallel to a first edge of the parcel of land. The first edge of the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100306135 - Method of improving medical diagnoses reporting as diagnosis-related groups: The present invention relates generally to healthcare, and more specifically to a process for more completely and more accurately reporting a patient diagnosis under the Diagnosis-Related Group (“DRG”) system promulgated by the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). In particular, the invention relates to a method for... Agent: Hitchcock Evert LLP
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20100306134 - System and method to establish and track fitness and diet for well-being: A system to establish and track fitness and diet for well-being is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a workbook includes at least one plan to improve well-being, instructions for following the at least one plan, forms to implement the at least one plan, and motivational aids.... Agent: Roger L. Maxwell PCPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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