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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/27/2011 > 144 patent applications in 73 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110022406 - Apparatus and method for providing security in an online gaming and/or digital environment: An apparatus and method for providing security and protecting against loss in an online gaming or digital environment pertaining to the integrity, performance, functionality, usability, or existence of a digital asset, digital identity, and/or digital entity. Processing information for an exchange-of-risk-for-consideration, including a memory device for storing information for generating... Agent: Barbara Ann Fox
20110022404 - Development of travel plans including at least one environmental impact indication: To assist in the development of travel plans, at least one first and at least one second user input mechanism is provided via a graphical user interface to a user. In response, first travel inputs and second travel inputs are received and respectively used to derive baseline and revised travel... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20110022405 - System and method of managing customer information: A system and method of managing customer information. The method includes recording customer information and preferences for interacting with a plurality of providers by a computer, storing the customer information in a profile by the computer, and using the customer information to facilitate interaction between provider computers and the customer... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20110022408 - Health plan subrogation system: A software system for providing assistance to third party healthcare payors and others in recouping funds to which they have a subrogation right. The system generally comprises a web enabled computer server and a dynamic information gathering module for instructing a processor to search a health insurance claims database for... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig
20110022410 - Healthcare charge capture and information delivery system and method: A provider-patient encounter device delivers medical information and services by receiving content from context sponsors, linking the content to service codes and presenting the content to providers. The service codes represent medical procedure codes and medical diagnosis codes. Each service code includes a provider demographic code, a service priority code,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110022407 - Method for error recognition in a control system of a medical treatment and/or diagnosis device: A method for error recognition in a control system of a medical treatment and/or diagnosis device includes processing, by the control system, data in a regular operating mode and supplying, by the control system, test data of a test data record to a safety-critical component of the control system in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110022411 - Nfc communications for implanted medical data acquisition devices: Implantable and/or wearable medical data acquisition devices (30) associated with an individual, each having NFC communication capability, collect medical data. Each device has a unique identifier. The medical data are read from the devices via a secure link by an NFC reader or transceiver (26) in a wireless communication system... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20110022409 - Patient admission tracking system: An emergency room tracking system that allows a medical treatment facility official or charge nurse to maintain and notate pertinent information relating to a patient from the moment the patient enters the emergency room until that patient is admitted to the hospital. A unitary spreadsheet display containing specific rows and... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC
20110022412 - Distillation and use of heterogeneous health data: Health data may be received in various forms from various sources, and rules may be applied to perform reasoning on the data. In one example, health data from a variety of sources is distilled into a particular representation. Facts (such as conditions with which the patient has been diagnosed, medications... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110022414 - Method and apparatus for personally controlled sharing of medical image and other health data: A method and apparatus for personally controlled sharing of medical image and other health data are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for patient mediated access to patient health information maintained by different healthcare facilities and other health record repositories. The methods includes,... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20110022415 - System and method for improved medical billing, payment, record keeping and patient care: A system and method for improved medical billing, payment, record keeping and patient care. The system and method includes a patient room computer containing a time clock algorithm, an electronic card reader connected to the patient room computer for reading a patient electronic card and for providing patient information contained... Agent: Robert D. Gunderman, Jr. Patent Technologies, LLC
20110022413 - Systems and methods for maintaining comprehensive medical records: Comprehensive medical records systems and methods are disclosed. A medical records system can comprise a storage device for storing digital data relating to medical records. On the storage device a, a medical record can include information about health problems and episodes, particular medical events, encounters, interventions. Episodes may be tied... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20110022419 - Apparatuses, methods, and systems for providing a reconfigurable insurance quote generator user interface: The present disclosure describes an approach to constructing and implementing risk rating products that provides a number of advantages. Instead of hard-coding attributes of a risk rating scheme, which requires the assistance of a trained programming specialist for any modifications, adjustments, or new products, the present invention provides a set... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20110022418 - Arrangement and approach for motion-based image data processing: A system and method for generating a health insurance explanation of benefits for a patient is provided for receiving one or more adjudicated claims from a health insurance company; analyzing the one or more claims in relation to patient information stored in a patient records database; and generating a personalized... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20110022417 - Insurance quoting system and method: An insurance quoting system comprises a quotation module executable by a processor where the quotation module is configured to receive from a user a request for a rate quote for an insurance product via a website associated with a first broker. The quotation module is also configured to determine whether... Agent: Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. Intellectual Property Docket Clerk
20110022421 - Safety evaluation and feedback system and method: Systems and methods are discussed for providing a sensor enhanced employee safety evaluation system. Sensors that monitor employee behavior are placed at the workplace of an insured entity. Data from the sensors are processed to obtain a safety evaluation. Based on the safety evaluation, the insurance provider can adjust the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP Iprm - Floor 43
20110022416 - System and method to provide insurance quote: s
20110022420 - Systems and methods for insurance underwriting: The systems and methods described herein may automate insurance underwriting by integrating information from multiple online databases and creating decision making advice useful to insurance underwriters. One system includes a client, database, and server. The client allows an underwriter to enter applicant information, enter customized risk modifiers, and receive an... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20110022425 - Automated internet based interactive travel planning and management system: An interactive rapid response Internet accessed air travel management system. The system includes a web-based planning and reservation interface system and an interactive access device. The system responds to details of a member's desired travel, to thereafter act in real time to contact the domains of associated travel service providers... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20110022426 - Graphical user interface based airline travel planning: Graphical user interface (GUI) based methods and systems to generate and revise travel itineraries, including to permit a user to input or select multiple sequential travel destinations and corresponding dates in a calendar based GUI, to generate a travel itinerary using default itinerary parameters, to display the travel itinerary and... Agent: Garrett Ip, LLC C/o Cpa Global
20110022423 - Methods and systems for transmitting alerts on hotel deals: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for transmitting hotel deal alerts. In one embodiment, a deal alert service receives a request to periodically receive hotel related deals satisfying a specific criteria, such as being from one or more geographic locations. Based on a frequency of the periodic basis, the deal... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20110022424 - Successive offer communications with an offer recipient: Successive offer communications are sent to an offer recipient. A first offer communication includes an offer of a merchant and the second offer communication includes an announcement about the offer. The first and second offer communications are each formatted to be rendered by respective communication device, such as a mobile... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20110022427 - System and method for determining and reserving available parking: A system and method for locating and reserving parking spaces at a desired location is provided. The system and method can be implemented by a phone application or other software using a GPS device in or otherwise coupled to the application.... Agent: Ungaretti & Harris LLP Intellectual Property Group - Patents
20110022422 - Vehicle key system and method: A vehicle key system and method which reduces problems with key management, distribution, and collection. The system includes a computer for completing a vehicle rental transaction involving one of a plurality of different vehicles, for determining an encrypted code associated with a vehicle security system of the one vehicle, and... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20110022428 - Modelling a transport market: A system, method or computer simulates a transport environment by providing a plurality of transport routes within a transport environment. Each transport route has a set of parameters providing a plurality of itineraries, each having one or more transport routes selected from the plurality of transport routes and itinerary properties... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110022431 - Adaptive synchronization of business objects: In some implementations, a method includes changing a master business object that is resident at a first location on a network, generating a change message for changing a replicated business object, the replicated business object being based on the master business object and being resident at a second location on... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20110022430 - Method and an apparatus for calculating a risk reserve value for a machine: A method and a respective apparatus for calculating a risk reserve value for a machine is provided. A risk reserve value for a machine is a potential penalty the manufacturer of a machine has to pay to the owner or operator of the machine in case the machine does not... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110022434 - Method for evaluating operational and financial performance for dispatchers using after the fact analysis: A method is provided for evaluating operational and financial performance for dispatchers in power grid control centers associated with utility systems. A comprehensive operating plan is provided that applies after the fact analysis for performance metrics, root-cause impacts and process re-engineering. after the fact analysis of past events and practices... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20110022433 - Methods and apparatus for assessing locate request tickets: Locate and/or marking operations involve detecting and/or marking a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area, wherein at least a portion of the dig area is planned to be excavated or disturbed during excavation activities. One or more attributes of a locate and/or... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110022436 - Rapid knowledge transfer among workers: A system and method enable rapid knowledge transfer, for example between a plurality of experts and a plurality of apprentices located remotely from the experts. The system makes use of unique tools to facilitate transfer of knowledge and collaboration between individuals, even among remotely located individuals. An input to the... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110022429 - Resource reporting: A method of communicating a consumer's usage of a resource is disclosed. The consumer's usage of the resource is compared to usage of the resource by a relevant cohort that is not based solely on geography. A result of the comparison is communicated to the consumer.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20110022435 - Systems and methods for workflow automation, adaptation and integration: Systems and methods for implementing complex and disparate workflows, wherein a flexible framework (system architecture) is used for workflow automation, adaptation and integration.... Agent: Crain, Caton & James
20110022432 - Work information processing apparatus, program, and work information processing method: To measure an action of a worker and analyze the measurement data to determine the type of the action and also determine the type of a work, thereby providing information for improving the work itself. A work information processing apparatus (110) receives, via an antenna (143), detection values obtained by... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110022437 - Enabling collaboration on a project plan: Systems, methods, and software applications for enabling the collaboration on a project plan are described in the present disclosure. A computer readable medium is configured to store instructions that are executable by a processing device. According to one embodiment, among many, the computer readable medium includes logic adapted to enable... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20110022438 - Method for optimizing resource allocation: Conventional resource allocation process has intrinsic inefficiency because of the resource fragmentation. A solution is provided to defragment the resource so that the customers' requests are better served and provider's resource utilization rate is improved.... Agent: Jie Lian
20110022442 - Information system for industrial vehicles including cyclical recurring vehicle information message: Industrial vehicles communicate across a wireless environment and the wireless communication, data collection and/or processing capabilities of industrial vehicles are leveraged against robust software solutions to implement enterprise wide vehicle management functions, to integrate industrial vehicle data into existing enterprise workflows and/or to enable trusted third party integration into the... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20110022441 - Scheduling apparatus and method: A scheduling method comprising: compiling non-location specific transport data comprising a plurality of travel options; receiving a user s intended appointment location; identifying the user's location; determining a local time based upon the user's location; determining a suitable travel option specific to the user's location, local time, and the intended... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept
20110022440 - System and method for allocating suppliers using geographical information system and supplier capability: A system and method for allocating suppliers to customers locate a plurality of suppliers in a geographical information system. Relative capability associated with each of the plurality of suppliers is determined. For each supplier in the plurality of suppliers, the system and method generate lines by linking said each supplier... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20110022439 - System for managing events in a configuration of soa governance components: Embodiments of the invention are associated with a configuration comprising multiple integrated SOA governance components, and are generally concerned with monitoring and managing events that can or are likely to impact on different components of the configuration. One embodiment of the invention, directed to a method, comprises the steps of... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20110022443 - Employment inference from mobile device data: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for inferring a user's activity. During operation, the system collects contextual information recorded by a plurality of components located on a mobile device associated with the user. The system then extracts the user's behavior pattern based on the collected contextual information,... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20110022444 - System and method for assessing mobile application value: A method and system for assessing a value of a first application with respect to a use of a mobile communication device in communication with a second communication device are presented. The method entails assigning a set of proximity values that relate the use of the application to the communication... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20110022445 - Airport promotion and advertisement system: A method of promoting businesses at airports includes the step of providing an internet database for access by consumers. The database lists promotional offers of businesses with airport locations. The method further includes sorting the promotional offers by a selected criteria which allows a consumer or customer to more quickly... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022447 - Method and system for gifting and promoting products and services: A method of delivering one or more gift certificates and/or one or more gift cards to recipients over a communication network. The method includes storing a multiple of messages in a message database. A user selects a message from the multiple of messages and stores information of the one or... Agent: Michael George Pelaic
20110022446 - Simplified rebate redemption system: A method of simplified rebate redemption for a good or service purchased by a consumer comprises using a mobile communication device of a consumer to complete the rebate redemption. Preferably the mobile communication device utilized is a mobile telephone having text messaging capability. Thus, the method includes sending a receipt,... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022448 - System and method for granting promotional rewards to credit account holders: A system and method for providing promotional rewards is provided. First, a promotional reward is communicated to a customer. The promotional reward offer comprises a promotional reward associated with one or more promotional reward-earning behaviors and a promotional time frame. The offer may specify a customer population, and the customer... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110022454 - Method and system for retaining customer loyalty: A system and method for providing incentives to customers where the incentives are tailored to the customer's needs and expectations while achieving profitability to the provider are presented. The present invention determines a set of incentives based on customer segmentation, card segmentation, call type as well as other factors. Upon... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110022453 - System and method for providing rules-based media bundles: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method to provide rule-based media subscription bundles is provided. A selection of a subscription plan is received from a subscriber. One or more content categories and rules associated with the selected subscription plan are determined. The rules comprise a designation of a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110022455 - System and method for e-mail based 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)
20110022457 - Location specific promotion of store: A method of promoting sales at specific store locations includes the step of providing a promotional website on the internet. The method also includes allowing a consumer to designate on that website a specific store location and a specific good or service for purchase at the designated store location. Further,... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022456 - Mobile phone equipped with bar code reader and related method: A communication device comprises a transmitter, a receiver and a bar code reader. In one embodiment the communication device comprises a combined or integrated mobile telephone and bar code reader. Further, a method is provided for promoting the sale of a selected good or service. The method comprises the steps... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022458 - System and method to prevent termination of on-line transactions: An apparatus includes a processor configured to initiate an on-line transaction during a transaction session. The apparatus can identify an attempt to terminate the transaction session prior to completion of the on-line transaction. The apparatus can provide a notification in response to the identified attempt. The notification can include an... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110022451 - Advertising content for mobile devices: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to advertising content for mobile devices. In aspects, advertising content is downloaded to a mobile device when the mobile device is connected to a network. The advertising content is stored on a storage media of the mobile device. Later, a user may... Agent: Jardine Law Offices
20110022450 - Comptuer network chat system for display of text and video in a rivalry context: A chat system comprises a chat room application (Team Chat application) running on a chat server connected to a computer network having a plurality of users. The Team Chat application is configured to produce a chat room interface on the display of users accessing the chat room site. The chat... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20110022449 - Multimedia user interfaces for documents and associated digital videos: Generating a multimedia user interface with synchronized digital video and document content can include receiving a document, receiving a digital video that corresponds to the document, generating a plurality of mappings, wherein each of the mappings maps a section of the document to a segment of the digital video, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sd)
20110022459 - Method for tracking responses to advertising campaigns: A method for tracking responses to advertising campaigns is provided where a client places advertisements in a plurality of different outlet media channels for accessing target recipients of the campaign. The method acts to monitor location responses from recipients and attribute the responses to the different outlet media channels either... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20110022460 - Explicit online advertising exposure terms: Methods and systems are provided for managing online advertising. Advertisers can specify requirements or preferences relating to advertisement exposures. The requirements or preferences can include, during a period of time, a minimum number of users exposed to an advertisement or group of advertisements, a range of exposures per exposed user,... Agent: Mauriel Kapouytian & Treffert LLP
20110022462 - Digital cinema network system and method for targeting films and advertising: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for the distribution of media content to the public, utilizing an internet community network of subscribers having access to sample content; systems and methods for financing the implementation of digital projection capability in a plurality of theaters; systems and methods for dynamically targeting advertising... Agent: Global Patent Group - Cic
20110022461 - Privacy-safe targeted advertising method and system: A method and system for sophisticated consumer deep profile building provided as a service in a certifiably clean, i.e., privacy-safe, manner to advertisers, ad networks, publishers, aggregators and service providers. In an embodiment, an entity provides a tracking and targeting service that acts as a container for sensitive consumer information.... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20110022452 - Sporting event promotion: A method of promoting a sporting event via a contest includes the steps of using a global positioning satellite system and a mobile communication device of a subscriber consumer to determine the presence of the subscriber consumer at a particular sporting event and selecting a winner from all subscriber consumers... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022463 - System and method for tracking purchases: A novel method for obtaining transaction information includes receiving a first transaction record including data indicative of one or more products purchased by a first purchaser from a first merchant, storing the data included in the first record, receiving a second transaction record including electronic data indicative of one or... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC
20110022464 - Optimizing ads by customization for a target device: Computer systems, methods and media for optimizing an advertisement are provided. Creative elements for an ad campaign are received from an advertiser. In response to an ad call from a target device, device information, application information, and user information are accessed. Based on the accessed information and the creative elements... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20110022465 - System and method for managing online experiences based on user sentiment characteristics and publisher targeting goals: A computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer readable medium product for presenting to a user, a message (for achievement of the message publisher's goal) in the form of one or more display pages based on combined user demographics and user sentiment-related relevance attribute values. The method includes receiving sentiment-related (that is,... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20110022466 - Travel promotion system: A method of promoting travel includes the step of providing a website for promoting travel destinations for access by subscriber consumers and compiling promotional offers of all participating entities by travel destination. The method further includes allowing the subscriber consumer to select a travel destination and a promotional offer of... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022469 - Information distribution device, information distribution method, and program: An information distribution device includes: a distribution information management table in which area information at the time of distribution indicating areas in which mobile terminals are located when advertising information is distributed from an information distributing part to the mobile terminals is recorded for each of the mobile terminals to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110022468 - Method and system for distributing targeted advertising and intuitive wayfinding: The present invention is a method for displaying messaging, wayfinding and advertising on interactive kiosks and digital wireless communication devices including handheld portable devices within a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) or through the Internet. The information is stored in databases connected to the Internet that include maps of shopping... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20110022467 - Method of targeted marketing: A method of targeted marketing includes the step of establishing a targeted marketing geographic area for a business. The method further includes the step of determining the location of a subscriber customer. In addition the method includes the step of sending promotional material for the business to the subscriber customer... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20110022471 - Messaging service for providing updates for multimedia content of a live event delivered over the internet: Messaging services for providing updates for multimedia content delivered over the Internet for a live event. In one embodiment, a messaging server provides real-time updates for multimedia content of a live event delivered over the Internet to multiple media players that request the multimedia content over the Internet. In one... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110022470 - System and method for real-time ad selection and scheduling: Ads play an important role in enhancing the market reach of the products. Televisions are one of the major targets for advertising to reach mass market. With the advent of the Internet, video on demand mode of delivering content, to a variety of devices such as personal computers and mobile... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110022473 - Mobile device marketing and advertising platforms, methods, and systems: A mobile marketing campaign platform and method including: a planning module including: a definition module for setting budget and objectives; and a design module for designing the campaign utilizing a plurality of templates; an execution module including: design tools for designing an executable campaign from the campaign design made from... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20110022472 - Payment system and method: A payment system and method employing wireless capability where a wireless-enabled device carried by a purchaser communicates with a wireless-enabled transaction terminal. The two devices communicate with each other to exchange transaction data to effect the transaction and exchange additional information that supports and expands the transaction event.... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20110022475 - Distribution of promotional data and receipt of customers' reactions to the data: A system for evoking positive customer reactions to a promotional activity for advertising entities on demand. The system comprises an input unit for receiving a bid for a positive reaction to a promotional activity from an advertising entity, a customer-targeting unit for generating a promotion list that specifies potential customers... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20110022476 - Media providing service: A server, said server configured to receive information from a user equipment regarding interaction of the user with media content by a user of said user equipment; using said information to define preferences for said users; using said defined preferences to determine media content to be provided to said user,... Agent: Docket Clerk
20110022474 - Secure access personal entertainment area with advertising based on travel destination: The technology disclosed herein provides methods and devices for providing advertising to travelers at travel points based on a destination of travel, the destination information gleaned from a user identification document such as a credit card, travel ticket, or the like. Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a secure access... Agent: Law Office Of Michael J. Feigin
20110022477 - Behavior-based user detection: Techniques for observing user operations and recognizing a current user of a computer based on those operations. Characteristics of observed user operations are compared to characteristics of operations performed by known users, such as those users with existing user profiles. The current user may be recognized as a user having... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110022478 - Advertising request and rules-based content provision engine, system and method: A clearinghouse apparatus, system and method for content, including an ad generator, an ad generator interface by which a user can interact with the ad generator, wherein, in an interaction with the ad generator using the ad generator interface, at least one content item other than content owned by the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20110022479 - Method and system for providing an on-line healthcare open market exchange: An Internet-based competitive pricing and bidding transaction system includes one or more transaction processing servers that interface and communicate over the Internet with client computer systems of prospective online consumers, medical and professional/licensed services providers and a plurality of related information databases. The transaction processing system handles online communications and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110022480 - Loss prevention at point of sale: Loss prevention at a point of sale (‘POS’) with POS apparatus including a microphone, a speech to text converter, a POS transaction module, a POS transaction log, and a POS security module, also including storing, by the POS transaction module in the transaction log for commercial transactions at the POS,... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20110022481 - Methods and apparatus for preventing fraud in payment processing transactions: A method includes receiving an authorization request for a purchase transaction, and determining whether the authorization request arose from proximity-reading a proximity payment device. The method further includes mapping a first account number included in the authorization request into a second account number associated with the first account number if... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20110022482 - Payment terminal using a mobile communication device, such as a mobile phone; a method of direct debit payment transaction: A payment terminal using a mobile communication device, such as a mobile phone, is located on a removable memory card (1) which is adjusted in such a way so it can be inserted into an additional hardware slot which is used to add functionalities that surpasses the basic functions of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20110022483 - Apparatus including data bearing medium for reducing fraud in payment transactions using a black list: A system, apparatus, and method for reducing fraud in electronic payment transactions. The apparatus includes a processor that executes instructions to implement a process to identify consumer or merchant devices that have been used in fraudulent transactions and prevent the authorization of future transactions that are initiated using those devices.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110022484 - Systems and methods to facilitate retail transactions: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate retail transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a retail terminal includes: a user interface to receive a phone number of a customer; a memory; a data communication interface; and a processor coupled with the memory and the data communication interface to transmit... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20110022485 - Tax transaction system: A tax transaction system, and combined sale and tax transaction systems, are disclosed for use in electronic commerce for the deduction of a tax, which may be a sales tax, value-added tax, or any tax on income related to a transaction or taxing event. A trusted third party server system... Agent: Accenture/finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
20110022486 - Tax transaction system: A tax transaction system, and combined sale and tax transaction systems, are disclosed for use in electronic commerce for the deduction of a tax, which may be a sales tax, value-added tax, or any tax on income related to a transaction or taxing event. A trusted third party server system... Agent: Accenture/finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
20110022487 - Food container sale method: A method for selling individual containers used for the storage of fresh foods comprising the steps of providing individual containers in store and adjacent a fresh food product to be purchased, and charging the shopper for the container on a per container basis separately from the food purchased. The bags... Agent: The Clorox Company
20110022488 - Franchise add-on system, user operation terminal and manufacturer's management device used therefor, and computer program used therefor: A user operation terminal 100, which has a touch panel allowing thereon enter operation by an ordinary user, is disposed in the vicinity of the sales processing device 200. When enter operation is made by an ordinary user on a commodity selection screen TSG, which is output in a displayed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110022494 - Exchange for fractional interests and usage rights in a collection of assets: Methods and systems are provided herewith for exchanging and rating works of art. A value for each of a plurality of portfolios of art owned by a plurality of participants is determined Ownership interests in the plurality of portfolios of art are pooled in a legal ownership entity. For each... Agent: Innovation Division
20110022495 - Recording and reproducing apparatus for content: A recording and reproducing apparatus for content detects that the same-already purchased content is present when a user newly purchases a content, and determines, based on information in which a user who previously purchases a content sets whether to open the purchase, whether a message to the effect that the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110022490 - Seller-controlled publication of question and answer sets: An auction mechanism that would allow a buyer to submit a question to a seller, and optionally have the seller post the relevant question as well as a response for inclusion within a listing.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110022491 - System and method for assigning participants to a rideshare based on financial transactions: A system and method for financial transactions in a rideshare system is provided. A rideshare environment with multiple rideshare transactions is maintained. Each rideshare transaction includes one or more participants. Bids are received from potential participants for a position in at least one of the rideshare transactions. At least one... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20110022489 - Third-party inspection of vehicles in an electronic marketplace system: A Third-Party Inspection (TPI) System in which wholesale sellers of items, like automobiles for example, can order third party inspections of their vehicles online, automatically track the status of the inspections and have the inspections loaded to an online wholesale marketplace for sale. The TPI system allows dealers to manage... Agent: Gregory & Martensen LLP
20110022492 - Method and system for selecting services and/or content in a network comprising multiple service and/or content providers: One or more processors and/or one or more circuits in a user device may be operable to communicate a request for desired content to content and service providers. Bids may be received, responsive to the request, for providing the desired content to the user device and/or other devices. The request... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20110022496 - Electronic document management and delivery: In one embodiment, system to manage and delivery electronic documents is disclosed.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20110022493 - method and system for determining a hot runner component configuration and presenting same to a customer: Embodiments of the present invention teach a method and system for determining a hot runner component configuration and presenting same to a customer. For example, a method (300) for determining a configuration of a hot runner component for use in a hot runner (100), the method (300) executable at a... Agent: Husky Injection Molding Systems, Inc.
20110022497 - Creation and maintenance of an electronic commerce listings catalog: A dynamic listings catalog may be generated from a plurality of auction listings to allow a more robust user experience in viewing these catalogs, a more personalized grouping of ecommerce items, and facilitate rendering and embedding within a third party website. A listings catalog is defined as a compilation of... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP
20110022498 - Method and system for automatically transforming product intent descriptions into a process network and populating an order entry system: A method and system for transforming a product intent description into a process network utilizing a target workflow. The product description can be classified as a specific product type and routed to a target workflow that is reliably classified to manufacture the product type associated with the product description. The... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20110022499 - Personal mobile shopping network - a method of sales and retailing involving multimedia messaging feature of mobile cellular phones and pda devices: The method and apparatus of the present invention relates to a method of selling merchandise, particularly clothing fashions and accessories, to customers via multimedia text messages through the customer's mobile cell phone device. Initially, potential customers will be directed to sign up to be placed on the network list, providing... Agent: Shakira Hogan
20110022500 - Video e-commerce: Video e-commerce network, module and methods. In one embodiment, a product/service catalog which includes a video playlist, is delivered to a viewer via a published video e-commerce module. In one embodiment, the catalog is customized based on the website that published the module and/or the viewer of the module. In... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20110022501 - Service change component generation system, method and recording medium: A service component change generation system is provided with a dependence relationship information creation means that, when service change information including information to specify a component to be changed out of a plurality of components is inputted, refers to a database that stores definitions of dependence relationships indicating the dependence... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110022502 - Tax resolution process and system: A tax resolution system and method are disclosed for identifying and implementing solutions to tax delinquency problems. A taxpayer who is delinquent is guided to provide pertinent data and preferences to be analyzed to derive one or more potential solutions to resolve tax problems or plan a future tax strategy.... Agent: William C. Milks, Iii
20110022503 - Mobile business system: The present invention concerns business management. In one aspect, the invention is a mobile business system comprising a database to record one or more mobile workers, where each mobile worker is associated with one or more jobs. The system may comprises a server in communication with a mobile communication device... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20110022505 - Billing management system, image forming apparatus, billing management apparatus, billing information recording method, and storage medium: A billing management system includes an image forming apparatus and a billing management apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a process information receiving unit for receiving process information indicating a list of processes in a process flow; a registration unit for transmitting identification information for the process flow to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110022506 - Location visit detail services for wireless devices: A location visit detail service, typically provided by a wireless carrier to a subscriber includes a portable wireless device, a location identification means and a central processor. The central processor periodically receives location data generated by the location identification means. The central processor data transforms the location data into time... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20110022504 - Systems and method for establishing a data-path between a mobile station and a home access service network gateway: The present invention relates to systems and methods for establishing a data-path between a mobile station and a home access service network gateway (“ASN-GW”). During the authentication process, a visited ASN-GW receives a first message that identifies a home ASN-GW associated with the mobile station. After the mobile station has... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Clearwire
20110022507 - Mortgage loan having exercisable option: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and apparatuses for providing, processing, and/or servicing a mortgage loan having one or more exercisable options. For example, in some embodiments, a method is provided that includes storing, in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, one or more terms of an exercisable option, where... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20110022539 - Computerized method and system for managing a financial portfolio relative to market volatility: The system and method for managing a financial portfolio relative to market stability includes determining a first allocation of assets in the portfolio and a level of equity exposure, the portfolio including a plurality of funds; monitoring a quantitative risk indicator for market signals, determining whether the quantitative risk indicator... Agent: Ostrow Kaufman LLP Susan Formicola
20110022540 - Location-based address determination and real estate valuation: Described are methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for location-based address determination and real estate valuation. Current location information from a mobile device is received by a server computing device. The location information includes global positioning data associated with the mobile device and photographic data associated with one or... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20110022542 - Method and related apparatus for exchanging fractional interests in a collection of assets: Methods and systems are provided herewith for exchanging and rating works of art. A value for each of a plurality of portfolios of art owned by a plurality of participants is determined Each portfolio of art comprises one or more works of art. Ownership interests of the plurality of portfolios... Agent: Innovation Division
20110022541 - Methods and systems for proactive loan modification: Embodiments of the invention include a computer implemented method for automatically modifying the terms of a plurality of mortgages within a portfolio of mortgages, such that, monthly payments for the plurality of mortgages are reduced. The method includes calculating a current net present value for each of the mortgages in... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20110022543 - Managing investment assets: A method for providing investor liquidity and portfolio growth includes (a) acquiring properties from investors through tax-preferred transactions, at least one of the properties being acquired from one of the investors in exchange for an interest in an investment entity; (b) disposing of at least one of the properties that... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110022511 - Balancing arbitragable tracking securities: A financial product is based on a first fund that is traded on a trading marketplace in a first country. The financial product is registered in the first country. The first fund has the characteristics of being based on an index of securities that are traded in a second, different... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110022509 - Method and system for electronic trading via a yield curve on plural network devices: A method and system for providing automatic electronic trading via yield curves. A yield curve is automatically traded via one or more electronic trading exchanges on a client device and/or a server device and/or a combination thereof, thereby making the execution of electronic trades for the yield curve faster and... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20110022510 - System and method for dynamically regulating order entry in an electronic trading environment: A system and method are provided for trading a trading strategy defined for at least one tradeable object in an electronic trading environment. More specifically, one example method includes using a first pay-up tick value to determine a first acceptable price level for an order associated with the trading strategy,... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20110022508 - Trading orders with decaying reserves: In various embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory stores software instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a trading order for a particular quantity of a trading product. The trading order specifies... Agent: Innovation Division
20110022513 - Intelligent collections models: Apparatuses, computer media, and methods for analyzing credit and tax form data and determining a collections treatment type to collect revenue. A collections model is constructed to determine a collections score that is based on raw credit data and tax form data and is indicative of a debtor's propensity to... Agent: Accenture C/o Murabito, Hao & Barned LLP
20110022512 - Modifiable mortgage: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and apparatuses for providing, processing, and/or servicing a mortgage loan having one or more exercisable options. For example, in some embodiments, a method is provided that includes storing, in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, one or more terms of an exercisable option, where... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20110022514 - Loyalty rewards optimization bill payables and receivables service: For several accounts receivable, a reward account is determined as the account that receives the largest deposit to the loyalty reward balance thereof by a payment of the account receivable. For each reward account, a deficient reward account is found if the currency balance for the reward account is not... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (visa)IPDocketing
20110022515 - Mobile payment system: A mobile payment system is disclosed for processing payments authorized by mobile devices (“mobile payments”) that is configured to process mobile payment authorizations that are directed to an electronic lock box. The mobile payment authorizations are processed by way of electronic funds transfer and cleared, for example, by way of... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20110022516 - Multiple payments at one click: A 1-click method for executing an expedited payment package of paying multiple bills right away through Internet. A user logs into an online bill pay account in a server system from a client system, and receives a web document specifying all bills including a 1-click-pay button. The user prepares a... Agent: Jie Tan
20110022517 - Apparatus including data bearing medium for authorizing a payment transaction using seasoned data: A system, apparatus, and method for expediting the authorization of an electronic payment transaction. Authorization of a transaction at a node of an authorization network is the result of inferring the trustworthiness of a customer to the transaction using data obtained from a different node of the authorization network. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110022518 - Apparatus including data bearing medium for seasoning a device using data obtained from multiple transaction environments: An apparatus includes a processor and a set of instructions stored in a memory, where when executed by the processor, the instructions implement a method or process of determining if a consumer device should be accepted as valid based on correlating a location of the device with a location of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110022519 - System and method of advertising message distribution by employing portable media player: System and method is disclosed for distributing advertising messages by employing a portable media player. Selected media assets and advertising messages are pre-loaded to the media player based upon a targeted user's personal profile which indicates the user's personal interests in specific media asset groups and in specific advertising message... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20110022520 - Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection: The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain the integrity, availability, and/or confidentiality of the information.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110022521 - Authentication arrangement and method for use with financial transaction: A system and method for generating an authentication token which is used by an issuer associated with a integrated circuit card to authenticate a transaction. A personal card reader receives data, including an authentication cryptogram, from the integrated circuit card. The personal card reader uses the data received from the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20110022522 - Method and system for providing real-time access to mobile commerce purchase confirmation evidence: A method and system are provided for providing a real-time access to mobile commerce payment evidence. The method includes receiving and storing evidence that a mobile handset user has confirmed his intention of making a purchase to be billed to his mobile operator account. The method further includes authenticating the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20110022523 - Negotiation platform in an online environment: A method and a system for providing a negotiation platform in the event that a listing fails by becoming inactive without the offering being sold are provided. For example, a negotiation eligibility detector may detect a failed listing of an offering. The listing may be associated with a first user... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110022524 - Printed circuit board with passive rfid transponder: A process is provided for testing or operating an integrated circuit that includes providing a passive radio frequency identification transponder in electrical communication with the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is associated with a printed circuit board or analog circuitry. The passive radio frequency identification transponder is shielded from the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20110022525 - System and method for the utilization of pricing models in the aggregation, analysis, presentation and monetization of pricing data for vehicles and other commodities: Embodiments of systems and methods for the aggregation, analysis, display and monetization of pricing data for commodities in general, and which may be particularly useful applied to vehicles are disclosed. In certain embodiments, one or more models may be applied over a set of historical transaction data associated with a... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20110022526 - Method and system for content selection, delivery and payment: Aspects of a method and system for content selection, delivery and payment may comprise a management entity that coordinates operation of one or more endpoint devices. The one or more endpoint devices may be operable to select one or more parameters associated with a particular content type from the management... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20110022527 - Route searching apparatus and route searching method: In the present invention, at least a single route is created that satisfies route search conditions received from an information processing terminal, an amount of emissions caused by following the created route is calculated on a route-by-route basis, an emission credit purchase amount required for compensating the calculated amount of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110022528 - Method and system for transmitting information via a plurality of different formats: A method for transmitting a plurality of related data items by a plurality of different formats includes assigning a unique identifier to a plurality of related data items stored on web server. The method further includes a transmitter receiving the unique identifier from a browser function and retrieving the plurality... Agent: Michael Hennessy
20110022529 - Social network creation using image recognition: A method for dynamically creating a social network using image recognition may include performing image recognition analysis on an image and determining selected information based on the image recognition analysis. A new social network may then be created from the selected information.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20110022531 - Electronic verification software: A method is described herein for managing employees and their workforce verification.... Agent: Deleon Law Group PC
20110022530 - Method and apparatus for ranking candidates: A method and apparatus for ranking candidates is provided. Preferably, the method includes steps of and/or apparatus performs steps of receiving candidate referrals from a plurality of referrers, generating a predicted prospect ranking (PPR) based at least in part on received candidate referrals, and displaying a candidate list ranked by... Agent: James L. Davison Nw Patent Group
20110022533 - Method and system for providing shipment tracking and notifications: Improved approaches for monitoring status of articles being shipped are disclosed. The monitoring can produce notifications to interested parties. The notifications typically contain status information pertaining to the articles being shipped. Alternatively, interested parties can gain access to status information pertaining to the articles being shipped via a website. According... Agent: Ipventure, Inc.
20110022532 - Systems and methods for tracking an object in transit: A shipping container is used with methods for controlling shipment of a temperature controlled material so that once a customer order is initiated with a customer origin point and a customer destination the shipping container with a phase change material maintaining a sample chamber within the shipping container within a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20110022534 - Systems and methods for integrated global shipping and visibility: Disclosed is an integrated global shipment system that provides end-to-end visibility of the movement of a package. The integrated global shipment system employs a shipment consolidating application for integrating one or more freight tracking systems with one or more end-delivery systems. As a result, shippers are provided with complete visibility... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20110022535 - Transportation management processes and systems: The present invention relates to transportation management processes and systems. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a method in a computer system for determining one or more routes for transporting items, including receiving multiple orders to transport items from an origination stop to a destination stop, generating one... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20110022536 - Provider relationship management system that facilitates interaction between an individual and organizations: A provider relationship management system (“PRM system”) is disclosed that enables an individual to manage information about and electronically interact with organizations. The PRM system presents an individual with a list of organizations that the individual may have a relationship with. The individual selects one or more organizations from the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20110022537 - Computer-implemented system and method for measuring and reporting business intelligence based on comments collected from web page users using software associated with accessed web pages: According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for measuring and reporting business intelligence based on comments collected from web page users using software associated with accessed web pages includes: using a computer system, accessing a plurality of user comments collected from users of one or more web pages using feedback... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20110022538 - Process management support system and simulation method: The system defines an action of a CLIENT 103 as a mode of progress of client operations (COPs), and correlates each COP to each SERVICE 104 of a service provider 101. In a simulation, the COP to be executed is specified based on the defined mode of progress of COPs,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20110022544 - System and method for issuing mobile postage stamp: In order to provide a mobile postage stamp, when mobile postage stamp application information is received from a terminal owned by a user, a mobile postage stamp providing system verifies a recipient mailing address included in the mobile postage stamp application information. After the verification of the recipient mailing address... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110022546 - Coupon method and related articles for promoting lending and referral loyalty: This specification discloses a method and article of manufacture transformed during the method to help keep Lenders maintain the financial relationship with the Buyer after the Buyer has left the Lender's contact. The method disclosed is based upon a Lender issuing a coupon to Buyer to take to a Seller,... Agent: Edwin A. Sisson , Attorney At Law , LLC
20110022545 - Re-inventing carmaking: Better cars and better carmaking—they can solve problems like oil depletion, global warming, and the dying carmaking industry. But how do we get them? Modularity. Cars can be modular in design, production and use. Making cars using modularity will change the car industry. Now a very vertical industry where a... Agent: Patent Strategies
20110022547 - Staged hydrocarbon conversion process: Systems and methods for staging an investment in hydrocarbon processing are provided. In a first stage, a hydrocarbon feed can be apportioned equally or unequally into first and second portions. The first portion can be mixed with one or more oxidants and gasified to provide a first effluent, at least... Agent: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Attn: Christian Heausler01/20/2011 > 130 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110015936 - Method and apparatus for facilitating user registration in an on-line auction environment: A method and apparatus for facilitating a transaction in a network-based transaction facility are described. According to one embodiment, a user associated with the transaction in the network-based transaction facility is identified, and a rating is assigned to the user based on the accuracy of information submitted by the user... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110015934 - Parking locator system including promotion distribution system: A promotion distribution system that distributes promotions based on where a user has parked provides the benefit of allowing providers or merchants to target promotions to particular areas where users park. The target areas may be remote from a merchant's location. In addition, since there are a vast number of... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20110015935 - Systems and methods for detecting postage fraud using an indexed lookup procedure: A method and system for using an indexing identifier (such as, e.g., a tracking identifier or the combination of a postage vendor ID, user account, and piece count) to decrease the size of the postage indicium transmitted to an end user computer, or eliminate transmission of the postage indicium altogether,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20110015943 - Comprehensive method and system for intake screening and medical records management: A system and method for providing health care services, such as medical intake screening and follow-up patient care, including management of medical records and access to patient information for incarcerated individuals. Data regarding medical information collected during an initial intake and screening process and subsequent physical examination may be inputted... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20110015940 - Electronic physician order sheet: An electronic physician's order sheet (EPOS) provides means for a physician to select or enter diagnoses and to automatically receive suggestions for medications and treatments. The physician can select from amongst the suggestions, select alternate medications and treatments, or input and select different medications or treatments. The EPOS can alert... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20110015937 - Medical support system: A medical support system and method for performing at least one medical support process relating to diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition and that includes or employs medical records relating to patients and medical support databases including medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition. A... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20110015942 - Patient data management apparatus for comparing patient data with ailment archetypes to determine correlation with established ailment biomarkers: The Medical Diagnostic Apparatus implements a physician-operated medical data analysis system for assisting a physician in identifying ailments and conditions which correlate to anomalies identified in a set of patient medical data relating to an identified patient. This system includes a plurality of biomarkers which relate to interpreting patient medical... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20110015944 - Patient monitor with integrated closed loop controller: The invention concerns a system for monitoring and controlling a patient (1), with a patient sensor (2) for capturing a patient signal, and a user interface (6) for providing a user with information on the captured patient signal, wherein the system comprises an integrated closed loop controller (4) which is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110015938 - Preoperative surgical time out procedure feature incorporated into a surgical specialty instrument: A surgical specialty instrument or equipment has a user interface (e.g., USB port, magnetic card stripe reader, wireless transceiver). A data entry device (e.g., scanner, microphone) may supply information pertinent to a preoperative surgical time out procedure via the user interface for storage. A data output device (e.g., printer, display... Agent: Hess Patent Law Firm, P.C.
20110015939 - Systems and methods to create log entries and share a patient log using open-ended electronic messaging and artificial intelligence: Provided are systems and methods to create patient log entries using open-ended electronic messaging (e.g. email, text messaging, IM). The systems and methods allow users to update a patient log using widely available communication devices (e.g. cell phones or internet) without the devices needing to have web access and/or to... Agent: Marcos Lara Gonzalez
20110015941 - Teleradiology image processing system: A teleradiology image processing system configured to receive, process, and transmit radiology read requests and digital radiology image data is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a radiology processing system includes a series of processing components configured to receive digital radiology data from a medical provider, extract relevant information and radiology... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20110015945 - Biometric medication administration system and method: A method of accurately administering medication to a patient includes enrolling the patient including capturing an enrollment iris image, converting the enrollment iris image into an enrollment iris code, and associating the enrollment iris code with the patient, associating a medication with a patient including associating a medication bar code... Agent: Honeywell/hiscock Patent Services
20110015947 - Collaborative multi-facility medication management system: A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing health care and obtaining analytical insights using information related to health care in a collaborative environment. Health care users and health care providers access a medication management platform in the collaborative environment. The medication management platform comprises a medication management... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20110015946 - Insurance data communication system: The invention features devices and methods for providing insurance information to an insured or an insured family member's mobile communication device (e.g., a cell phone or personal data assistant.... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP
20110015948 - Computer system for analyzing claims files to identify premium fraud: A computer system includes a data storage module. The data storage module receives, stores, and provides access to both aggregate claims file data and insurance policy data. The computer system also includes a computer processor and a program memory. The computer processor executes programmed instructions and stores and retrieves the... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20110015951 - Evaluation of website visitor based on value grade: Evaluating website visitors includes: obtaining historical sample information of a plurality of past website visitors; based on the historical sample information, determining a plurality of value grades (cj) of the past website visitors and a respective plurality of rates of occurrence (P(cj)) for the plurality of value grades, wherein j=1,... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20110015950 - Insurance benefits estimator: A computerized method allowing insurance customers to enter details of their individual risk factors like age, as well as various customer designed risk scenarios, and receive information on the payout amounts that various insurance plans will deliver based upon both the individual risk factors and the customer designed risk scenario.... Agent: Rajeev Shrivastava
20110015949 - Insurance claim data exchange: According to some embodiments, workers' compensation claims are received at a payor processing system from a plurality of remote bill input devices. The workers' compensation claims may be transformed in accordance with a jurisdiction-based claims processing rule. The transformed workers' compensation claims may then be transmitted to a workers' compensation... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20110015952 - Life insurance option: A method of providing deferred life insurance through a life insurance option. The deferred life insurance becomes effective later in the life of an insured after the option matures. The insured pays at least one payment during a first period for the deferred life insurance policy option. The deferred life... Agent: Gary D. Lueck Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20110015953 - Method of providing children's restraint devices at consolidated car rental facilities and public carrier terminals: A system and method are presented for providing a service to travelers to enable them to acquire, at one's destination, essential items that may be checked or carried on an aircraft or available at an alternative mode of transportation, such items including child restraint devices for use in cars, mobility... Agent: Deborah M. Maunus
20110015955 - System and method for exchanging loyalty points for acquisitions: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating an acquisition from a merchant, whereby payment for the acquisition is made at least partially through automated redemption of loyalty points from a loyalty account. In particular, information is received at a loyalty point exchange system from the merchant. The information may include... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20110015954 - Systems and methods for automated rental management: Systems and methods for automated vacation rental management via a website configured to allow property owners to be able to list their home or unit and information about the home or unit on the site for users to view and book rentals. The system allows the home or unit owners... Agent: Sean Ward
20110015957 - License tracking system and related software for complex license and compliance requirements: A license tracking system has been developed that comprises: a) at least one set of license requirements, b) at least one form, questionnaire, prompt series, survey interface or combination thereof that requests at least one piece of input data related to a licensee, the license requirements or a combination thereof... Agent: Buchalter Nemer
20110015956 - Merging contract versions: Proposed revisions to a contract can be selectively merged with provisions included in a base version of a contract to generate a merged contract. To determine whether a particular provision in the merged contract should be selected from the base contract or the proposed revision to the contract, a check... Agent: Edward J. Marshall, Attorney At Law (for Clear Channel Communications, Inc)
20110015958 - Strategic workforce planning model: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for workforce planning models. Technologies are described to manage human capital decisions. Decision making models and related tools are described that support the development and implementation of workforce strategies, programs and policies. In one model, resources may be allocated to specific practices (policies, programs,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110015960 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for rewarding healthy behaviors and/or encouraging appropriate purchases with a reward card: A wellness program is set up for employees of an employer and participation in the program by at least a first one of the employees of the employer is tracked to determine if the at least first one of the employees has earned a reward by virtue of the participation.... Agent: Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP
20110015959 - Appointment alert system and method: The present invention relates to a system and method of alerting clients of the status of a scheduled appointment comprising the steps of: accepting an appointment from a client; logging the appointment time into an electronic calendar; transmitting an appointment reminder to the client; transmitting an appointment status alert to... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a
20110015962 - Hierachal provisioning of services: Today failure or degradation in a single item of equipment for telecommunications or cable provider can impact one customer through to thousands of customers. Usually the first indication, particularly with customer premises equipment, is a call from the customer which if not resolved by the call centre staff triggers a... Agent: Perley-robertson, Hill & Mcdougall LLP
20110015961 - Method and system for an event scheduler: The present invention relates to a computer system and method for providing an interactive method for automatically scheduling and event such as a conference or entertainment event including determining availability for each of a plurality of invitees participants and selecting a date and time for the event upon the availability... Agent: Danny Chan
20110015964 - Method for actionable it service catalog: The method for developing an actionable IT service catalog at large organizations is disclosed. IT Service catalog helps IT organizations showcase the value of IT services they deliver to their business customers. Service catalogs are made actionable by incorporating Service Request and Service portfolio functions for the in scope services.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110015963 - Real-time enterprise workforce management: Techniques for enabling real-time enterprise workforce management over a telecom network are provided. The techniques include receiving real-time workforce information from one or more telecom networks, and using the real-time information for dynamic load optimization to enable real-time enterprise workforce management.... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20110015968 - Automated media and content reporting system for broadcast media: A reporting system for transmission broadcast media automatically monitors content distribution by media outlets and their delivery model, and identifies content and locates corresponding royalty arrangements and rights holders. Accordingly, royalty transactions can be minimized as superior rights holders can be directly compensated based on distribution models, private royalty agreements... Agent: Law Office Of Jack V. Musgrove (clear Channel Communications)
20110015966 - Displaying data for a physical retail environment on a virtual illustration of the physical retail environment: A method of displaying sales related data for a physical retail environment that sells physical goods on a human sized electronic illustration of the physical retail environment as a virtual retail environment is disclosed. The method may display the illustration of the virtual retail environment of the physical retail environment... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20110015967 - Methodology to identify emerging issues based on fused severity and sensitivity of temporal trends: A method for temporal trend detection employing non-parametric techniques. A set of discrete data is provided and a rank is assigned to the data based on both sensitivity and severity of the data. The method statistically ranks the ranked data by categorizing the data in bins defined by an average... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20110015965 - Products having a scent name selected by consumers: A method of providing an Internet Web site to obtain consumer's feedback to scents is an effective way to making consumer products.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20110015969 - System and method for collecting consumer information preferences and usage behaviors in well-defined life contexts: A system and method for collecting consumer information includes a data storage device included in a computer system. A data interface for use by a user offers services from a service provider. The services are selectable by the user. Event data of the user's activity is collected using the data... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
20110015970 - Voting system with content: An apparatus includes a database of content and a content system. The database stores content related to a set of entities to be voted upon in a voting system, wherein there is at least one piece of content for each selection. The content system receives a vote of a user... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20110015971 - Computer controlled system and method for ensuring all vehicles entering and/or in an area are gps location registered: A computer system and method wherein each vehicle in a jurisdiction, as a result of a regular or temporary registration process when the vehicle enters a jurisdiction temporarily at a border point, has a GPS receiver and transmitter installed and transmitting to a storage which stores for each vehicle identification... Agent: Michael F. Petock, Esquire
20110015972 - System for managing metered vehicle parking: Parking management system for automobile vehicles that uses two devices, a PJP and an MFL, which develop functions relating to traditional parking, or the controlled parking located in public thoroughfares. The PJP is a transmitter/receiver frontally equipped with three lights (green, yellow, red), which indicate the state of authorization of... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20110015973 - Disaggregation and attachment of carbon credits to individual items of a seller through a unique identifier: A method of an analysis server includes determining a set of attributes associated with a bundled inventory of carbon credits based on a meta-data provided along with the bundled inventory through the analysis server, and determining a source, a time of a creation and a geo-spatial location of each discrete... Agent: Raj Abhyanker, P.C.
20110015974 - System and method for financing commercial transactions: A method for financing a commercial transaction between a supplier and a buyer, including engaging a buyer receiving goods or services under terms of trade credit from a supplier of goods or services, the trade credit permitting payment for the goods or services at a future date, the buyer neutralizing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110015976 - Method and system for a customized voucher: This invention relates to a voucher system and method for generating and redeeming vouchers. The voucher system includes a generation module adapted to generate a voucher code upon a request of a purchaser and a redemption module adapted to utilize the voucher code such that a recipient, upon validation of... Agent: William S. Frommer C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110015977 - Internet advertisement-posting system: An internet advertisement-posting system comprising a server for managing and publishing an advertisement for a registered product requested by a client via a client terminal, an advertisement poster terminal for posting the advertisement on the server and a viewer terminal for viewing the advertisement managed by the server, the server,... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC
20110015978 - Coupon dispensing systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided for dispensing coupons in response to a purchase request for a requested good or service received from a consumer. A processing system executes a coupon dispensing application to manage the dispensing of coupons. The coupon dispensing application communicates with a coupon management system to identify... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20110015979 - Methods and systems for awarding discounts for experiencing advertising: A discount may be earned in exchange for experiencing an advertisement. In an example embodiment, a method includes causing information corresponding to a product to be presented. An option to experience an advertisement is also presented. Further, a discount indicator is caused to be presented. The discount indicator indicates that... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20110015980 - System and method for managing promotions within an online stationery design system: A system and method are described for managing promotions within an online stationery service. For example, a system implemented in accordance with one embodiment of the invention comprises a promotions engine for creating and managing promotions related to online stationery, the promotions engine comprising: a plurality of promotion rules associated... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110015981 - Systems and methods to incentivize transactions to enhance social goodness: Systems and methods to incentivize transactions to enhance social goodness are described. The system receives a request for a badge representing social goodness of a user of a first network entity. The request includes a user identifier that identifies the user. The system generates the badge based on a social... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110015982 - Clickstream analysis methods and systems related to modifying an offline promotion for a consumer good: Methods and systems are provided herein for the analysis of clickstream data of online users. The analysis methods and systems allow for the creation of new offline business methods based on online consumer behavior.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20110015983 - Method and system for reliable and fast mobile marketing: Aspects of a method and system for reliable and fast mobile marketing are provided. In this regard, a mobile marketing device may redeem at a point of sales, one or more coupons that are received by a user device. The mobile marketing device may verify the redeemed one or more... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20110015984 - Methods and apparatus for implementing a promotional reward program: Methods and apparatus for implementing promotional reward programs are provided. One or more images of a proof of purchase are transmitted to a remote location by a mobile device. If it is determined that the one or more images meet predetermined criteria and if the transmission is eligible for a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20110015985 - Universal multimedia distribution, storage, and playback systems and methods: Universal multimedia distribution, storage, and playback systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein. A media distribution kiosk located at a retail establishment provides a user with access to a multitude of different forms of digital multimedia that may be purchased and downloaded onto a portable media transporter device. The portable... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20110015986 - Article sales data processing apparatus and sales data editing method: According to one embodiment, an article sales data processing apparatus includes a list display control unit, a selection unit, an editing acceptance unit, and an update unit. The list display control unit causes a list of articles sold in one transaction to be displayed in the details area. The selection... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110015987 - Systems and methods for marketing to mobile devices: Systems and methods of marketing to mobile devices are provided. Other methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are also provided.... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20110015975 - Asynchronous advertising: A podcast system and method are provided to select and deliver media ads over a network to a user device and to insert the media ads in media content subscribed to and delivered over the network to the user device... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20110015988 - Using estimated ad qualities for ad filtering, ranking and promotion: A system obtains a first parameter (QP1) associated with a quality of an advertisement among multiple advertisements, where the first quality parameter (QP1) does not include a click through rate (CTR). The system functionally combines the first quality parameter (QP1) with at least one other parameter and uses the functional... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20110015990 - Advertising based on a dynamic ad taxonomy: A method and a system are provided for advertising based on a dynamic ad taxonomy. In one example, the system receives a static ad taxonomy at a server. The static ad taxonomy is a static ad hierarchy for categorizing products and/or services. The system receives at the server dynamic consumer... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20110015991 - Keyword set and target audience profile generalization techniques: A variety of techniques are described by which keyword sets and target audience profiles may be generalized in a systematic and effective way with reference to relationships between keywords, profiles, and the data of an underlying user population.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20110015989 - Methods and apparatus for classifying an audience in a content-based network: Methods and apparatus for identifying, distributing, and/or utilizing data regarding audience qualities within an advertisement management system. In one embodiment, the methods and apparatus of the present invention provide a technique for classifying data collected about an audience, and creating and grouping qualifiers to those classifications. Methods and apparatus for... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, PC
20110015992 - Estimating statistics for online advertising campaigns: Methods and systems associated with online advertising campaigns are described. For example, systems and methods are described, which provide estimated advertising campaign statistics (e.g., in real-time) based on hypothetical online advertising campaign parameters entered by users. In certain implementations, the described systems combine pre-processed log data with real-time algorithms to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20110015993 - Managing sponsored content based on usage history: Improved search capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications devices such as cell phones, as well as improved techniques for delivering sponsored content in a mobile communication environment.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110015994 - Managing sponsored content based on usage history: Improved search capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications devices such as cell phones, as well as improved techniques for delivering sponsored content in a mobile communication environment.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110015997 - Advertisement system for functionally interfacing with traffic light phase displays: The disclosure is directed to systems and methods for advertising at a traffic light (TL). One embodiment includes an advertisement system for selective advertising in conjunction with a TL having at least one phase chosen from a green light phase and a red light phase. The system includes a processor... Agent: Maccord Mason PLLC
20110015995 - Method and system for digital media distribution: A process and system that facilitates electronic distribution of publications to consumers is disclosed. The inventive process and system allows the publication owner's distributor/agent to distribute the publication to the distributor/agent's prospects, clients, or associates, and customizes the publication with the name and contact information of the distributor/agent. Customized advertisements... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath
20110015996 - Systems and methods for providing keyword related search results in augmented content for text on a web page: The solution of the present disclosure provides augmented content in the form of a convenient search unit. The convenient search unit, or CSU, provides an intext or keyword based augmentation technique that conveniently provides a viewer search results from one or more search engines based on the content of the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20110015998 - Use of vehicle data to interact with internet online presence and status: This invention uses information obtained from a vehicle's on-board diagnostic (OBD) system to interact with networked systems via a smart phone to track online presence and status. The purpose of the invention is to automate status updates to networked services. These updates allow external services or individuals to remotely monitor... Agent: Robert A. Hirschfeld
20110015999 - System and method for utilizing a lattice storage structure in an advertisement serving system: Embodiments of the present invention provide for methods, systems and computer program products for utilizing a lattice structure in an advertisement serving system. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises storing one or more advertisement contracts in a lattice structure. A request for one or more... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman LLP
20110016000 - Creating content experience with video widgets: Widgets on a web page may interact with each other in order to provide a rich, responsive content experience. In one example, the widgets that are provided may include a video player, a video gallery, a metadata pane, or any other components. The gallery may allow a user to select... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110016001 - Method and apparatus for recommending beauty-related products: Disclosed is a method for recommending products to a potential customer, comprising obtaining an image of a customer, creating an image vector template of a customer, matching the image vector template of the customer with stored templates by local feature analysis template matching, performing skin color/texture analysis template matching process,... Agent: Venable LLP
20110016002 - System and method for delivering and optimizing media programming in public spaces with federation of digital signage networks: A system and corresponding methods for automating the execution, measurement, and optimization of in-store promotional digital media campaigns are provided. In one embodiment, a method in a computing system for deploying content to digital signage networks includes receiving from a user a marketing campaign goal and at least one optimization... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20110016003 - Methods and systems for offering and selling advertising: A method (22) for coordinating information for use in advertising. The method (22) comprises receiving sets of advertisement information (26) associated with advertisements for distressed advertising space (28). The sets of advertisement information (26) are stored and the method (22) includes searching the stored sets of advertisement information (22) to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110016004 - Interactive character system: A system and method for controlling a synthetic character using a control system displays the character engaged in an activity, receiving a first input from a user, determines whether the input is relevant to the activity, if the input is relevant to the activity, and shows the character react to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110016005 - Providing advertisements from related search queries: Methods, systems and apparatus for identifying advertisements previously presented when processing related search queries related to a submitted search query, and providing the advertisements identified from the related search queries for presentation on a search results page for the submitted search query.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20110016006 - System and method for delivering and optimizing media programming in public spaces with interactive digital signage networks through mobile device access: A system and corresponding methods for automating the execution, measurement, and optimization of in-store promotional digital media campaigns are provided. In one embodiment, a method in a computing system for deploying content to digital signage networks includes receiving from a user a marketing campaign goal and at least one optimization... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20110016007 - Method and apparatus for management of electronic receipts on portable devices: A system for managing electronic receipts is provided. According to one aspect, the system includes a portable device, a base device, a user device and an electronic receipts administration system. The electronic receipts administration system provides the base device with the appropriate data to allow the base device to generate,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110016008 - Electronic registration systems for processing variable or multiple return/warranty policies, and associated methods: The exemplary embodiments described herein relate to the field of electronic registration (ER) of purchased products and, more particularly, to an improved electronic registration system that enables variable or multiple return/warranty policies to be processed. In certain exemplary embodiments, at least some transaction information corresponding to an originally purchased product... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20110016009 - Alternative value exchange systems and methods: This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for exchanging alternative currencies. The method includes creating, at an alternative currency platform, a plurality of user accounts and receiving, from a first user in the plurality of user accounts, an alternative currency exchange offer. The alternative currency exchange offer includes one or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110016010 - Multiple criteria buying and selling model: A multiple criteria buying and selling system and method is provided. A seller initially establishes a deal structure for a product, which provides seller defined selling criteria information relating to the purchasing of the product, such as volume per unit price, quality, delivery time and warranty information. A buyer will... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110016013 - Providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network, including automated identification of users. During a first communication session between a user station and a remote computer system, the user station provides first user identification information to... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20110016011 - System and method for delivering and optimizing media programming in public spaces: A system and corresponding methods for automating the execution, measurement, and optimization of in-store promotional digital media campaigns are provided. In one embodiment, a method in a computing system for deploying content to digital signage networks includes receiving from a user a marketing campaign goal and at least one optimization... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20110016012 - System for ordering products and forecasting customer interest: The invention relates to a system for ordering a product and forecasting consumer interest, including a computer, software executing on the computer for listing a plurality of products for purchase, software executing on the computer for determining when a user views a product of the plurality of products, software executing... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20110016014 - Online e-commerce and networking system with user-participated advertisements, joint online purchasing and dynamic user interactions: Methods and systems are provided for facilitating user joint purchasing and user-participated online advertisements, including: providing means for a user to request joint purchasing of products and services online; subtracting sponsoring amount provided by users' sponsors from the listed prices of products and services; dividing the cost of products and... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20110016022 - Method and system for sale of domain names: A method of determining a multi-year renewal price for an expiring domain name includes setting a first selling price for the expiring domain name and determining that a first period of time has elapsed. The method also includes setting a second selling price for the expiring domain name. The second... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20110016016 - Method and system for retrieving information regarding an item posted for sale: A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that establishes a bailee relationship and consignment contract with a purchaser of a good at the market... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110016015 - System and method for verifying bidding price: Potential bidding errors may be detected using a computer-implemented method comprising receiving a proposed bid for an auction item, the auction item having a current bid and a minimum bid increment, the proposed bid being greater than the sum of the current bid and the minimum bid increment. The method... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110016017 - Interactive internet platform for assessing and executing residential energy solutions: A dynamic, fully-integrated computer-server-based platform (platform) provides users with tools for making informed decisions about available energy upgrades and for implementing desired home energy upgrades. In various embodiments, the platform provides various combinations of: (i) a variety of educational and assessment tools, including a Virtual Home Energy Audit (VHEA), which... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20110016019 - Customer-created textiles and customer-oriented garment dyeing machine: Customers obtain customized textile materials by selecting style, shape, size, pattern and color for an undyed textile product. Based on a selection made by the customer, the textile product is transformed by a dyeing operation performed on a single item (or multiple items selected to be dyed the same) to... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20110016018 - Customizable luggage and method of forming same: A method of customizing a luggage item includes providing a plurality of size options of a luggage item to allow a customer to select a particular size for a luggage item to be built. A virtual model of the size option of the luggage item selected by the customer is... Agent: John S. Artz Dickinson Wright PLLC
20110016020 - Pricing by historical comparison: In some embodiments, techniques for pricing may include detecting a visitor at an e-commerce site, determining that an item offered for sale at the e-commerce site is of potential interest to the visitor, detecting another e-commerce site at which the user has viewed the item, determining a historical price, wherein... Agent: Aaron Emigh
20110016021 - Systems and methods for scripted content delivery: The present subject matter relates generally to systems and methods for adding interactive functionality to a website, other digital media objects, and computer processor applications. Systems and methods for adding functionality to a web page served by a first web-server, may include receiving, at a second web-server, a request from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110016025 - Apparatus and method for managing collections: A client portable computer system for assisting a collector of collectible items, such as the following collectible types: coins, stamps, comic books, artworks, trading cards, motor vehicles, recordings and autographed documents. The client computer is networked with a server that includes a database that includes a listing of items in... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20110016024 - Construction product approval information system and method: A computerized system and method for organizing and cataloging product approval data wherein on-line access to such data is provided via a global computer network is disclosed. The system continuously imports data from each approval entity and provides a singular, next generation, information retrieval functions. The system also advances the... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
20110016023 - System and method for interactive shopping: A method and associated system is provided for providing an interactive checklist and collaborative shopping session. The method includes displaying desired items on an interactive checklist. A primary user may designate which users can view specific items and should purchase specific items. The method also includes the option for the... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20110016027 - Medical resource storage and management apparatus and medical supply management system: Locations of storage on a rack for arranging and storing medical resources are partitioned by a partition member, where a medical resource detecting member and a retrieval guidance member are provided in each partition on the rack, by configuring the partition member to be removable from a depression in the... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP
20110016026 - Portable inventory tracking system: A system for tracking the quantity of an item is disclosed. The system includes a portable terminal, a client, and a cabinet. The portable terminal is configured to receive information indicating a change in the quantity of the item in a container. The portable terminal includes a unique identifier, an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110016028 - Method for billing services such as push mail: s
20110016029 - Group opt out theft identity services for financial account holder method: Identity theft services, made available as an inherent part of a financial services account with an optional fee structure, are believed to provide economical and attractive option to the market place, and an additional safeguard to the financial organization from the effects of fraud and security breach. By providing notice... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & Martin
20110016030 - System and method for aggregation and analysis of information: The invention provides a system and method for automated data analysis in which data agents are located and operate at each member site or data source (i.e., locally). These agents access stored data at the data source or member sites, process the data and also aggregate the results. The aggregated... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20110016032 - Market data message format: Systems and methods are provided for communicating and processing market data. The market data may comprise quotes, orders, trades and/or statistics. A messaging structure allows for adding, re-ordering and/or expanding data, within the printable character set of any language. One or more delimiters are defined and used to delimit data... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Attorneys For Client No. 006119
20110016033 - Method and system for collection and analysis of shareholder information: A system and method is provided for the gathering of and manipulation of shareholder data, including information on individual shareholders and related custodians of shares, and comparing the shareholder/custodian data to a set of rules and/or a set of marketing analysis data to identify securities compliance issues and/or evaluate a... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20110016031 - System and method for preventing fraud in check orders: A system and method for processing paper check orders. The system comprises client storage capable of storing client information including data from previous paper check orders, suspect check order storage capable of storing suspicious order information including data associated with previous improper check orders, an order entry system for inputting... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110016060 - Method and system for evaluating modulated volume information for a tradable element: A method and system for evaluating modulated volume information for a tradable element, such as a security or commodity, determines modulated volume information that compensates for normal fluctuations in volume occurring during the course of a trading period, thereby enabling convenient visualization of abnormal volume activity. Once determined, the evaluating... Agent: Valuetech C/o John R. Flanagan
20110016061 - System and method for managing and administering a lifetime income share plan: The present invention provides a system and method for administering an investment option known as a lifetime income share. Lifetime income shares mitigate survival risk, the risk that an individual will outlive his or her assets. More specifically, the purchase of a plurality of lifetime income shares certifies that an... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20110016059 - Valuating intellectual assets: To valuate intellectual assets in a portfolio, a corresponding group of parameters is associated with each of the intellectual assets. Weights are associated with the parameters of each of the groups. Based on a predetermined value of a single one of the intellectual assets or of a collection of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110016062 - Tax deduction apparatus and method: An apparatus and method providing individuals and small businesses a simple and inexpensive way to collect information regarding their specific situation, identify and maximize available tax benefits, record various financial and non-financial information necessary to support the tax benefits, and systematically work toward growing the business.... Agent: Warren M Pate Warren M. Pate, LLC
20110016039 - Automated securities trade execution system and method: An automated securities order execution system includes order entering means for a client to enter an order and at least one filtering means for determining whether the order can be automatically executed. Routing means are used for routing the order to a destination based upon the determination made by each... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20110016038 - Conversational dealing in an anonymous trading system: An anonymous trading system for financial instruments comprises a network of broking nodes each performing a bid and offer matching function and a market view distribution function. Trader terminals are connected to the network via trading agent nodes. During deal execution a credit check is performed and once the deal... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20110016037 - Method and apparatus for display of data with respect to certain tradable interests: Computer display of exchange traded option trading system includes sorting information received from the exchange to provide the liquidity provider with trading opportunities based on the liquidity provider's portfolio. A first display provides a comparison of theoretical values to market pricing values for tradable interests in the portfolio and displays... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20110016034 - Method and system for auctioning funds using a full-time public network: A method for auctioning funds to a bank or by a depositor using a full-time public network, including several steps. A connection is established (160) to a full-time public network. Bank or depositor criteria received via the full-time public network is accepted (162). Risk analytics is performed (164) to facilitate... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20110016035 - Method and system for providing automatic execution of black box strategies for electronic trading: A method and system for providing automatic execution of black box trading strategies for electronic trading. A black box trading entity is created from two or more real or synthetic trading entities including real or synthetic contracts or financial instruments. The black box trading entity is automatically traded via one... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20110016040 - System and method for improved distribution of market information: A data distribution system and method are described herein to improve the distribution of market information to subscribing client devices. Market information updates are provided to subscribing devices over a communication link every time a change in the market occurs. If a bandwidth limitation is reached on the communication link,... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies
20110016036 - Systems and methods of facilitating trading of instruments: Systems and methods of facilitating trades of instruments are provided. A master node and a plurality of intermediate nodes store counterparty credit matrices. Trades are executed based on the information stored in these matrices. The systems and methods allow selection of trading options that not only accept or reject a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20110016042 - System and method for tracking and analyzing loans involved in asset-backed securities: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to providing unique loan identifiers to track loans involved in Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) throughout the life-cycle of the individual loans, in one embodiment, a unique loan identifier, for example, a loan number, may be appended to loan data at initiation of each loan, for... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110016041 - Triggering fraud rules for financial transactions: Embodiments of the invention provide a method to process a transaction. At least one risk factor associated with a consumer account can be triggered by the transaction. The risk factor intersects the transaction with an associated fraud rule, which is in turn applied to the transaction. Risk factors can be... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110016043 - Account transaction value added tax reimbursement: Transaction data is received and stored for purchases on accounts with authorization request requests for payment, where the currency of the purchase and the account are different. For each authorized transaction, clearing and settlement is facilitated as well as VAT reimbursement requests from different government entities. For each received VAT... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20110016044 - Processes and systems employing multiple sources of funds: Processes and systems employing multiple sources of funds to fund expenses incurred during a project. Venders retained to perform services or supply goods during the project submit invoices for approval. Invoices are approved and verifications are obtained that verify that funds from a primary source of funds, such as a... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.
20110016045 - System and method for pricing of merchant accounts: A system for managing merchant payment transaction processing accounts is provided. The system includes a merchant initialization system that receives merchant account data from a user, such as to provide a quote to the merchant for payment processing. A transaction pricing system receives the merchant account data and provides transaction... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP
20110016046 - Cash-deposit device, method, and system: A system, device, and method for performing a cash transaction using a cash transaction system is disclosed. The cash transaction system comprises an automated cash receiving and storing machine and a remote database designed to communicate with the automated cash receiving and storing machine via Internet. The automated cash receiving... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire
20110016047 - Financial transaction system, automated teller machine (atm), and method for operating an atm: A financial transaction system is provided. The financial transaction system includes a server and at least one automated teller machine (ATM). In response to a request from a user, the server issues a one-time password (OTP) to the user's mobile device. The ATM receives an OTP from the user and... Agent: Liu & Liu
20110016049 - Account risk management and authorization system for preventing unauthorized usage of accounts: The invention provides a system for maintaining approval criteria of one or more accounts as determined by an account holder, said system including a server capable of maintaining the approval criteria of an account over its lifecycle, a server capable of determining whether a transaction against an account is permissible... Agent: Charter Ip, LLC
20110016048 - Electronic currency, method for handling such a currency and electronic currency handling system: The present invention concerns a system for handling of electronic payments, a user device for use in such a system including a cash handling unit, a so called CashButler, a method for handling electronic payments, an electronic currency, so called Dynamic Checks, a logic unit for executing operations associated with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110016052 - Event tracking and velocity fraud rules for financial transactions: A fraud rule can be applied to a transaction according to a first authorization parameter. The transaction is passed to a filtering rule which is applied to the transaction according to a second authorization parameter. The filtering rule can approve the transaction for processing or pass the transaction on to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110016053 - Financial transaction system: A system and method for conducting a financial transaction is disclosed. The system includes a first memory location embedded in a personal portable device. The first memory location stores a plurality of personal financial data files associated with a user. The system also includes a second memory location to store... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20110016051 - Intelligent authentication: Systems and methods for intelligently authenticating payment transactions are disclosed. A user initiates a payment transaction to purchases goods or services from a merchant. The merchant sends a payment initiation request to a server computer in communication with a payment processing network and an issuer. The server computer queries various... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110016050 - System and method for verification, authentication, and notification of transactions: A system and method for verifying, authenticating, and providing notification of a transaction, such as a commercial or financial transaction, with and/or to at least one party identified as engaging in the transaction and/or identified as having a potential interest in the transaction or type of transaction, are provided. A... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110016054 - Signature based negative list for off line payment device validation: At each of a plurality of transit readers of a transit system, for each of a plurality of riders, where each rider seeks to conduct an access transaction with the transit system for access into the transit facility by using a payment device issued by an issuer in a payment... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20110016055 - Systems and methods for managing clean energy production and credits: A system and method for energy efficient power production of local power production units is provided. The system includes a control server and a series of local power production interfaces that are coupled to local power production units. The control server is configured to control the power production of a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20110016056 - 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.
20110016057 - Online music workshop and method for implementing the same: An online music workshop and method of implementing the same. A server device maintains a lessons calendar for an instructor. The lessons calendar may be generated by the server device from availability data relating to the instructor. The lessons calendar identifies blocks of time as available or unavailable. The server... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20110016058 - Method of predicting a plurality of behavioral events and method of displaying information: A computerized method includes: programming a computer to statistically analyze data describing a plurality of types of behavior for a plurality of entities in order to construct a plurality of behavioral patterns; and programming the computer to compare data describing an entity with the plurality of behavioral patterns in order... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20110016063 - System and methods for smart charging techniques: A system and methods that enables smart charging techniques. A smart charging method may include periodically updated schedules. In addition, a smart charging method may include schedules with overrides. Further, a smart charging may involve a method for local load management in the presence of uncontrolled loads. A smart charging... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (dc/orl)01/13/2011 > 134 patent applications in 61 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110010181 - Access, steps and services for trade systems, process and interface: A trade system is disclosed, registering a product, triggering an automatic selection of a product classification or product content attributes from a transactional system; registering a business partner, triggering an automatic selection of business partner attributes from the transactional system; halting further processing of the transaction if the transaction is... Agent: Rajen Iyer
20110010182 - Electronic message organization via social groups: A mechanism for automatically organizing electronic messages is described herein. Social groups of a particular user that may be representative of topics, people, projects, and the like can be automatically learned based at least in part upon historical correspondence of the user. Moreover, messages can be automatically prioritized based at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110010184 - System and method for processing agent interactions: Embodiments are disclosed herein for processing agent interactions. In a particular embodiment, a method provides receiving interaction data describing states and transitions between states within interaction sessions. The method further provides identifying business processes based on the interaction data and identifying instances of the business processes. The method further provides... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20110010183 - System and method for providing market survey analysis: Provided is a method for conducting a market survey, including identifying a survey topic and administrating the survey to a survey participant. The survey includes requesting the participant to enter text expressing an emotion regarding a topic of the survey. The survey also requests the participant enter a metric indicating... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves
20110010185 - Verticalized automated customer acquisition: Customer acquisition by a marketer includes determining one or more attributes of a target audience, identifying one or more subscriptions comprising a predetermined number of individuals having the attributes, requesting from each of the individuals permission to send one or more offers, receiving one or more acceptances from at least... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20110010191 - Configurable particle system representation for biofeedback applications: A method to increase the ease and effectiveness of biofeedback by dynamically representing physiological indicators on a computer display using a configurable particle system. This particle system consists of a number of similar objects, each object having properties such as location, velocity, lifetime, color, image, transparency, size, and shape, where... Agent: Coastal Patent, LLC
20110010188 - Exercise machine system: Operation time interval measurement means 28 of a passive exercise machine 1 measures the operation time interval and stores the measurement result of the operation time interval in association with the user identifiers in a machine operation table TB2. A server 2 includes an exercise history table TB12 that associates... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20110010190 - Health care management system: The present invention relates to a system and method for facilitating and managing health care between a medical provider and a patient. In one aspect, the system and method includes providing a patient having a first criteria, which includes a medical symptom. The system and method also include selecting a... Agent: Patent Gc LLC C/o Cpa Global
20110010189 - Healthcare accounts receiveable data valuator: A healthcare accounts receivable valuation data consolidator (valuator or valuation engine) receives and/or fetches data and uses the data to predict and share the valuation of claims submitted by a healthcare provider (e.g., hospital, doctor, dentist, lab, durable medical equipment provider, etc.) on behalf of a claimant (e.g., patient), wherein... Agent: Gregory & Martensen LLP
20110010192 - Medical image metadata processing: Enhanced techniques for the extraction and use of metadata from medical images are disclosed herein. Based on the information in the metadata, specific processing may be performed within an image order management system, radiology information system (RIS), or like system involved with healthcare imaging. In one specific embodiment, a radiology... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20110010187 - Method and system for planning a medical procedure and generating data related to said medical procedure: A computer-implemented method comprising virtual planning a medical procedure of a patient and/or generating data based on said virtual planning for subsequent use in production of a medical product devised for use in said medical procedure. The method comprises variation simulating a virtual assembly process of the medical procedure. In... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110010186 - Method and system for the administration of alternative risk finance vehicles: The invention is a system and method for managing and processing workers' compensation claims. After enrolling in the system, all communications regarding the reporting of a workplace injury pass through a management system on a computer server. The server tracks claims between different entities, including the policy holder, medical providers... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20110010193 - Zoom pane for a central monitoring device: In a clinical environment, where multiple patients reside at any given time, central patient monitoring stations (10), such as nurses stations exist to consolidate information gathered concerning physiological parameters of the patients. The data is displayed in several panes (22) of a display (18) of the monitoring station (10). Due... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110010197 - Connecting consumers with service providers: A request to generate a medical service team for a particular consumer of medical services is received and records including names of one or more medical service providers associated with providing a medical service to the consumer of medical services are retrieved from a data repository. An electronic invitation to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110010195 - Medical history system: Embodiments described herein include generating a navigable medical history corresponding to a patient. Reference information related to medical records for the patient is stored in a referenced records database based on a standardized healthcare code in the medical records. The reference information is inserted into the referenced records database by... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20110010199 - Method and system for healthcare information data storage: The invention pertains to managing and storing personal/family/close-ones private medical and health information on a secure personal computer. The application enables better management and tracking of the health and illnesses using health and medical information from the individual which is available and accessible using the technologies ranging from application-to-application electronic... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20110010194 - Methods and systems for tracking medical care: Methods and systems for tracking medical care are described. In an example embodiment, a method for emergency care tracking, comprises entering a chief complaint into an electronic file in a computing system, assigning a chief complaint point value based on the chief complaint, associating the chief complaint point value to... Agent: Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.
20110010200 - Patient and physician communication tool: A method of performing communication between a healthcare provider and a patient by accessing a communication server includes a healthcare provider module, a patient module, and a database. The patient registers and accesses the patient module. The healthcare provider registers and accesses the healthcare provider module. The database includes information... Agent: Rahman LLC
20110010196 - Pharmaceutical inventory tracking system and method: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a pharmaceutical inventory review and tracking system and method particularly suited to provide virtual inventory management and tracking in a manner effectively monitoring and eliminating the waste currently associated with many prescription writing and filling protocols. The present invention provides management... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20110010198 - System and method for remote health management: A system for remote care management includes: (a) a communicating management unit coupled with at least one care rendering unit; the communicating management unit includes a principal decision support unit; and (b) at least one remote unit communicatingly coupled with the communicating management unit. The at least one remote unit... Agent: Donald D. Mondul Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul
20110010203 - Account and customer creation in an on-line banking model: A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for account and customer creation in an online banking model. An application is received from a customer. The application includes information relating to the user and also documentation relating to the user. A first computer is utilized to create a profile... Agent: Accenture/finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
20110010201 - Method of managing contingent profits: A method of allocating the risk and reward of financial performance that is contingent upon the outcome of sporting events. The business and a second party enter into a contract under which the second party guarantees all or a portion of certain profits to the business that are otherwise contingent... Agent: Peter F Weinberg Gibson Dunn And Crutcher LLP
20110010202 - Smart form: Some embodiments of a system and a method to dynamically create a smart form have been presented. In one embodiment, a graphical user interface (GUI) module, running on a server, creates a GUI to present a questionnaire having at least one question to an end-user. A rule engine, running on... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110010204 - Utilizing life insurance to benefit a charity: Funding a charity includes identifying an individual whose life represents an insurable interest to the charity, obtaining an insurance policy to cover the identified individual's life, funding premiums for the insurance policy from a funding source other than the insured individual and paying proceeds from the insurance policy for the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (ny)
20110010206 - Method, apparatus, and program for pre-selling tickets to effect a booking of an event: An apparatus, method, and program for pre-selling tickets to determine whether to book an event or activity, and for facilitating the sale of those tickets. Consumers who pre-purchase a ticket are plainly notified if an event has not yet been booked. They are also shown the progress toward the likely... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110010205 - Travel fare determination and display in social networks: A travel planning, travel fare determination and travel fare display in social networks is disclosed. A contact information retriever retrieves information associated with one or more contacts in a user's social network, and determines locations of the contacts using the retrieved information. The contact information retriever provides the contacts' locations... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20110010211 - Automatically prescribing total budget for marketing and sales resources and allocation across spending categories: In one embodiment, a computer-readable medium is provided for performing a method for automatically prescribing a budget for sales expenses including, determining lift factors for sales expenses and other promotion activities, establishing a relationship between the determined lift factors, budgets for the promotion activities to which the lift factors correspond,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20110010210 - Educational asset distribution system and method: An educational asset distribution system including an asset registration module which obtains information about a plurality of educational assets, said information including fixed metadata descriptive of an educational asset, and information for accessing the educational asset; a learning management system interface which receives context data descriptive of a user of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110010213 - Method for capturing and reporting relevant crop genotype-specific performance information to scientists for continued crop genetic improvement: A system for obtaining crop data from crop growers and using the crop data to assist in providing crop genetic improvements is provided. The system receives, from a producer or crop grower, geo-referenced crop data that indicates a yield of a crop at a production location and a particular hybrid... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20110010208 - Method for integrated climate change mitigation & adaptation: A method for integrated climate change mitigation and adaptation including analyzing available energy sources and grading said energy sources in terms of both climate change mitigation factors and climate change adaptation factors, and choosing and implementing energy sources that score highest in terms of both mitigation and adaptation.... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.
20110010207 - Optimized component selection for project completion: A method is provided for determining the best combination of components/supplies/goods matched to a price provided by a supplier of those components/supplies/goods, such that costs are minimizing subject to a given supply function, fixed costs and various considerations that can be factored into a selection criteria. More specifically, a Lagrangian... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman
20110010209 - Statistical condition detection and resolution management: A statistical condition detection and resolution management method includes sampling data and performing statistical analysis on the sampled data, the sampled data representing events detected by an event profiling engine. The method also includes generating, a profile from results of the statistical analysis, the profile indicating a normative value of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20110010212 - Trainee incentive and reward method: The invention is a method and system that provides for efficiently incentivising and rewarding employees for their successful use of the training system or other employer metrics by utilizing rewards such gift cards or discount coupons redeemable for goods and/or services at retail/service centers.... Agent: Calhoun "reb" Thomas, Iii
20110010214 - Method and system for project management: Methods and systems of project management can utilize work packages to produce a project result. Methods and systems of project management can comprise defining work packages for a project and arranging the defined work packages in a sequence of execution such that the execution of the sequenced work packages produces... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20110010215 - Method for a bin ratio forecast at new tape out stage: A method for providing a bin ratio forecast at an early stage of integrated circuit device manufacturing processes is disclosed. The method comprises collecting historical data from one or more processed wafer lots; collect measurement data from one or more skew wafer lots; generating an estimated baseline distribution from the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20110010217 - Service oriented architecture governance using a template: Embodiments of the invention are directed to establishing a governance procedure for a selected service oriented architecture. One embodiment of the invention, directed to a method, comprises the steps of furnishing one or more first governance tasks, and furnishing one or more second governance tasks. The method further comprises providing... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20110010216 - Software license usage amongst workgroups using software usage data: An approach is provided that receives a message from a first user. The first user's message requests a license to a licensed product that has previously been purchased by the organization. The system identifies current users in the organization that currently have licenses to the licensed product. A need score... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20110010220 - Location- and direction-enhanced automatic reminders of appointments: An automatic appointment reminder system uses location and/or direction of travel of the reminder recipient relative to appointments to affect the time of sending of appointment reminders to the user, and thus enhances the user's ability to be on-time for appointments.... Agent: Avaya Inc. Margaret Carmichael, Docketing Specialist
20110010219 - Method and system for determining adherence to a workflow: An adherence system provides an entity (such as a supervisor) with the ability to define one or more acceptable agent state “rules” that are then monitored for compliance. A particular “rule” defines a sequence of user-configured or system-defined work item handling states and, optionally, a particular duration for a given... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20110010218 - System and method for automating travel related features: Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for automating travel related features based on location information of a mobile device associated with a user. For example, in one embodiment, a computer executed method is disclosed for configuring an out of office auto-reply email message.... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP
20110010221 - Systems and methods of mobile field inspection: The present invention comprises a system and methods for managing janitorial, security, lighting, and temporary labor services provided to commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail facilities. The present invention comprises a system and methods for managing facility services though a mobile field inspection system. The mobile field inspection system provides a... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20110010226 - Marketing model determination system: A system includes a variable determination module determining a variable operable to be used for the final model and also determining a modification to the at least one variable. An assumption determination module determines an assumption operable to be used for the final model. The assumption includes a transformation for... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20110010222 - Point-in-time based energy saving recommendations: Energy saving efforts should not compromise data center performance. An energy management application can determine usage patterns in historical energy usage data based on statistical analysis and energy models. Energy savings recommendations can be generated for future points-in-time based on the usage patterns. Business constraints can be applied to the... Agent: Ibm Raleigh Iplaw (dg) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
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20110010225 - System and method for revenue unleaking: Revenue leakage is one of the major concerns of telecom operators worldwide. There are several reasons for revenue leakage including frauds, data loss, poor utilization of network infrastructure, and churn. With the growth in subscriber base and increased competition in the market space, the lack of control on revenue leak... Agent: Venable LLP
20110010224 - System and method for user-targeted listings: Disclosed herein is a system and method relating to a listing service's listings, such as job listings of a recruitment service, targeted for a user using targeting information collected external to the listing service. A number of listings are identified for the user using the externally-collected targeting information and information... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20110010227 - Anti-rigging voting system and its software design: The hardware and software of the voting system of an election are described. The hardware consists of a number of computers: desktops or notebooks. The software consists of a number of programs running on these computers to produce a number of spreadsheet files of which election results can be displayed... Agent: Ky Vu
20110010228 - Road-vehicle communication system: A first roadside apparatus for giving entry gate pass information indicating that a vehicle passing a communicative area has entered a toll road is provided at an entrance ramp of the toll road. A second roadside apparatus for acquiring the given entry gate pass information is provided at an exit... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20110010229 - Method for digital coupon distribution and clearing: The present invention is a method of distributing, redeeming, and clearing digital coupons that includes transmitting digital coupon data directly to a wireless user communication device such as a user's cell phone and then detecting directly from the device whether any of the digital coupon data has been selected to... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP
20110010230 - Methods and systems for organizing community service participation and creating objective records of such participation: Methods of and systems for generating on a server computer system an objectively verified record of participation by a helper in one or more community-service-based causes are disclosed. Related computer program products are also disclosed.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20110010231 - Audiovisual system and method for displaying segmented advertisements tailored to the characteristic viewing preferences of a user: An audiovisual system for displaying an audiovisual advertisement to a user includes a storage subsystem adapted to receive and store audiovisual advertising segments and to retrieve and transmit stored advertising segments. The audiovisual system further includes a preference determination module coupled to the storage subsystem. The preference determination module is... Agent: Western Digital Corporation Attn: Lesley Ning /IPLaw Department
20110010233 - Method of administering a reward scheme: A method of administering a rewards scheme, including the steps of: receiving a plurality of Electronic Extract Reports (EERs) corresponding to a plurality of eligible transactions, each eligible transaction being a purchase transaction effected using an electronic transaction terminal between a business member of the rewards scheme and a customer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110010232 - Mobile communication techniques to facilitate commercial transactions: The present invention is directed to a method, implemented on an electronic communication network including a mobile telecommunications device, for providing financial incentives by associating the mobile telecommunications device with an incentive account; and messaging with the mobile telecommunications device in response to a predetermined trigger, with the messaging including... Agent: Schein & Cai LLP James Cai
20110010235 - Method and system for setting an online coupon cookie: A clickable object may obscure a coupon code on an affiliate's website to prevent a user from memorizing or otherwise copying the coupon code and using the code in an online sale transaction without setting a web browser cookie. Upon visiting the affiliate's website, the user may select or click... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20110010234 - Mobile device including auto initiation: Systems and methods for redeeming coupons are provided. The method includes receiving a coupon at a mobile payment device, determining whether a mobile payment application is active. If the mobile payment application is not active, the mobile payment device may automatically initiate the mobile payment application and conduct the transaction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110010236 - Portable, organized, sustainable, transparent and technological alternative portfolio management system and business method: The present invention relates to a method of combining an incentive or promotion program with an electronic commerce system as a new and useful improvement to the Art and System of Modern Business Data Processing using different types of Content Management Systems such as a commercial digital directory, reservation system,... Agent: Michelle Bayana Trillana
20110010237 - System and method for distributed payment products: A method for generating and distributing a plurality of financial child products to a group of recipients that can then be used for payment transactions by each recipient. The method includes receiving a selection of a core account that provides financial backing for the financial child products, and receiving a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110010238 - Method and system for issuing, aggregating and redeeming merchant rewards: A loyalty reward point system that utilizes the pre-existing infrastructure of network such as a credit card network. A user makes a purchase at a merchant using a token such as a credit card. The user is awarded loyalty points from the merchant based on the amount of the purchase... Agent: Barkume & Associates, P.C.
20110010239 - Model-based advertisement optimization: Methods and systems are provided for constructing and using an advertisement performance model to predict performances of variations of an advertisement, and to recommend a variation with a better predicted performance than other variations. The advertisement model is constructed utilizing historical advertisement performance information, and is based at least in... Agent: Mauriel Kapouytian & Treffert LLP
20110010240 - Governing the serving of advertisements based on a cost target: Helping advertisers to control marketing expenditures by governing the delivery of an advertisement over a time period. Such governing may be accomplished by (a) determining an expected cost associated with delivering the advertisement, ungoverned, over the time period; and (b) governing the delivery of the advertisement based on the expected... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20110010241 - Devices, methods, and systems for managing route-related information: A method can include, for a predetermined route, automatically processing a first set of machine instructions to create a visual travel guide for the predetermined route, the visual travel guide comprising a second set of machine instructions adapted to cause an information device to render: an identification of a destination... Agent: Michael N. Haynes
20110010242 - Targeting of advertisements to users of an online service: There is disclosed a server and local device that interface for selecting advertisements to be viewed by users of an online service based upon user activity. The local device preferably maintains a targeted activity list of activity identifiers and associated advertisements. The local device monitors the activity on the local... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20110010244 - Sponsored application launcher suggestions: A content delivery system that is based on user interest. The system includes client and server components. At each client, information about user interactions is collected and compared to information defining a set of user interest categories. In this way, the client can determine one or more interest categories in... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110010243 - User control of advertising content: A content delivery system that provides advertisements based on user interest. The system includes clients and an advertising platform. At each client, a user may elect the nature of information about user interest to be shared with the advertising platform. In response to such an election, a client device may... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110010245 - Location-based advertising method and system: A method for providing advertisements to users of mobile devices, includes the steps of: (a) providing a plurality of advertisements and geographic region information associated with each advertisement; (b) receiving from a mobile content provider a request for an advertisement to be delivered to a user of a mobile device... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20110010246 - Service information exchange in wireless network: Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments of the invention are disclosed to automatically advertise a change in service offering of a wireless first device in wireless networks. In an example embodiment of the invention, if there is a change in service offering of the first device that is connected... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20110010248 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program: An information processing apparatus includes: a receiving unit receiving operation logs of a first device possessed by a user; and a control unit determining critical points of the first device based on the operation logs and personalizing advertising information corresponding to a second device which is different from the first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110010247 - Method and apparatus for generating a media plan: A method and apparatus for generating a media campaign from information about available units stored in a central database, including a set of first characteristic data and associated behavior information and a set of media formats for the available units and associated behavior information. Selective criteria is entered based on... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20110010249 - Methods and apparatuses for providing a sleep system having customized zoned support and zoned comfort: A sleep support member and a method for recommending a sleep support member to a person. The sleep support member includes: a support layer including a plurality of support zones; and a comfort layer including a plurality of comfort zones, wherein the comfort layer is disposed above the support layer.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110010250 - Method and system for tracking and sending advertisements printed on the interior of shipping containers: Disclosed is a system and method for sending and tracking printed advertisements. The method includes receiving an advertisement order to disseminate an advertisement message from an advertiser, sending a printing order to print a design on a wall of a shipping container, wherein the design includes the advertisement message and... Agent: Edward Chin
20110010251 - Present box: A method, a container, and a computer-implemented container for selecting products and/or services as presents are disclosed. A locked container (120) is provided that is adapted to receive information about products and/or services as presents for a person associated with the container. The person inputs (130) into the locked container... Agent: Jonathan P. O''brien, Ph.d. Honigman Miller Schwartz And Cohn LLP
20110010252 - System and method to purchase applications by a point of sale terminal: A system and method to allow users to purchase software applications for point of sale (POS) terminals from an application server via a network (e.g., the Internet) utilizing the POS terminal itself. One or more menus providing portals to available applications and their respective demonstration applications are provided to users... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20110010255 - Dispensing and mixing line and method for products: Line for dispensing and mixing products, the line having a dispenser (2,2′) dispensing one or more colours inside a container (10,10′) of a pre-dispensed base and a mixer for mixing products (3,3′); the mixer operates on the products contained inside said container. The dispenser (2,2′) and the mixer (3,3′) operate... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20110010253 - Systems and methods for per-transaction financial card enabled personal financial management: Systems and methods for personal financial management using a financial card having a primary account with a plurality of subaccounts within the primary account, the systems and methods includes the financial management, transaction processing systems such as point of sales system, financial account management system and support systems are configured... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20110010254 - Transaction processing systems and methods for per-transaction personal financial management: Systems and methods for personal financial management for receiving payment for a transaction amount from a user includes means for receiving from the user a primary account number associated with a primary account having a plurality of subaccounts each having a subaccount indicator and means for receiving from the user... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20110010256 - Commodity sales system, handy terminal, and method of controlling the handy terminal: According to one embodiment, a handy terminal includes an information detecting unit, a storing unit, and an output unit. The information detecting unit detects commodity information of a commodity purchased by a customer and benefit information indicating content of a benefit provided to the customer. The storing unit stores the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110010259 - Commodity sales system, handy terminal, and method of controlling the handy terminal: According to one embodiment, a handy terminal includes an information detecting unit, a storing unit, a declaring unit, a selection receiving unit, an input receiving unit, and a cancellation control unit. The information detecting unit detects commodity information. The storing unit stores sales data in which the numbers of sold... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110010258 - File fragment pricing in a segmented file sharing network: A mechanism is provided for file fragment pricing in a segmented file sharing system. The mechanism allows peers to set a price for distributing a file through the file sharing system. A peer then becomes a file distributor on behalf of an original file provider. The original file provider may... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20110010260 - Incentive system and method for network-based purchases: An incentive system and method for network-based purchases or sales is disclosed. A number of slices of revenue is defined and associated with an initial product purchase, executed over a network by a product vending system. The slices include a creator slice of the revenue associated with a creator of... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20110010261 - Method of controlling product inventory: A business method and system for executing the method that involves gathering merchandise orders at a show in the home of a hostess. The method compiles the merchandise orders while maintaining a relationship between each individual order and information pertaining to the guest making the order. The guest information maintains... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20110010257 - Providing contextually relevant advertisements and e-commerce features in a personal medical device system: A medical device system includes a portable (patient-worn or patient-carried) medical device that can automatically initiate certain e-commerce and/or advertisement presentation features in response to the detection of one or more triggering events. A triggering even may, for example, be associated with the monitoring of the operation or status of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20110010267 - Regulation of value-based trade website with a computer system network: Disclosed are a system, method and article of manufacture for are disclosed. A first relationship is created between a first node comprising a first commodity and a second node comprising a second commodity. The second commodity is of a greater or equal value to the first commodity. The first relationship... Agent: Richard R. Peters
20110010263 - Computer-implemented method and system for managing keyword bidding prices: A computer-implemented method and system for managing keyword bidding prices are disclosed. An example system embodiment includes an automatic keyword bidding module, operably coupled with a processor and a memory, operable to determine a revenue per click value associated with a keyword, obtain bidding information associated with the keyword, obtain... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110010264 - Pay to bid auction system: Methods and systems for conducting electronic auctions. Bidders purchase the chance to bid, the number of times bidding are used as a winning factor. Bidder who has the highest Personal Bid and earliest bid time is selected as winner. Alternatively, Bidder who spend Highest Credit Bid and earliest bid time... Agent: Eli Weiss, Esq. Oakwood Law Group, LLP
20110010262 - System and method for instantaneously deploying packetized alert data: One or more embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for instantaneously deploying packetized alert data in a one to many configuration or a many to many configuration where the data to be received by each recipient can be customized in a way that leaves a... Agent: Dalina Pasadena
20110010268 - Digital content management and usage system, a digital content supplying station, and a method of supplying digital content: The present invention discloses a digital content management and usage system, and a digital content supplying station, and more particularly the invention is related to a system that makes it possible to manage all the activities related to digital content supplying stations, that in turn makes it possible for the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20110010269 - Vehicle audio system for producing synthetic engine sound: An audio system for an electrically powered vehicle includes a data storage unit, a processor for accessing the data storage unit and retrieving one of pre-recorded engine sounds, pre-recorded exhaust sounds, or one or more algorithms for reproducing engine sounds and exhaust sounds, an amplifier operably connected to the processor... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20110010265 - Product design submission, selection and purchase system and method: A product design submission, selection and purchase system and method are disclosed. Approved designs of two or more designs for a product received by the computer system via a communications network from at least one designer are displayed in an online gallery. The approved designs are in accordance with design... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20110010270 - Controlling and using virtual universe wish lists: Described herein are processes and devices that control and use virtual universe wish lists. One of the devices described is a virtual wish list device. The virtual wish list device determines an item in a virtual universe that is a desired by an avatar. The virtual wish list device designates... Agent: Ibm Endicott- Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20110010266 - Virtual reality system for environment building: Embodiments of the invention include a virtual reality system that includes an instrumented device used to present a virtual shopping environment to a simulation participant. The participant's interactions with the virtual shopping environment may be used to conduct market research into the consumer decision making process. The virtual shopping environment... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110010272 - Facilitating simulated purchases of items by virtual representations of participants in computer-based simulations: A method for facilitating simulated purchases by virtual representations of participants in computer-based simulations of items outside of the context of computer-based simulations, the method including receiving a simulated payment for an item for purchase, where the simulated payment is associated with a virtual representation of a participant in a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20110010273 - Method and system for conducting product competition: Provided is a method of conducting a product competition using a product competition conducting system including a popularity rank determiner, a competition product extractor, a competition space provider, a competition rank determiner, and a benefit giver. The method includes: determining popularity ranks of a plurality of products using the popularity... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20110010271 - Methods and apparatus for self service transactions from multiple vendors: Systems and techniques for managing orders from one or more of a plurality of vendors. A self service terminal includes a display presenting order icons that may be moved to an open area for initiation of an order, and a plurality of vendor icons representing different vendors. Initiating an order... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20110010274 - Point of sale computer system delivering composited two- and three-dimensional images: A point of sale computer system that allows a customer to select and consummate a sale himself. The system may include graphics storage media configured to store two- and three-dimensional graphics data relating to the sale, as well as business rules storage media, configured to store business rules that specify... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110010275 - Method and apparatus for automated medical supply take/store tracking: A supply cabinet is fitted with an outer sensor and an inner sensor. The outer and inner sensor wirelessly sense inventory items tagged with radio frequency tags and in proximity of the sensors. A method of tracking inventory items stored in a supply cabinet includes determining, based on time sequencing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110010276 - Automotive core fulfillment system and method: A system and method for facilitating acquisition of automotive core parts from automotive recyclers for remanufacture includes identifying automotive cores and determining the value of the cores with a core fulfillment system. The system identifies automotive cores for an auction house and uses an aggregate value of the cores to... Agent: J.a. Lindeman & Co. PLLC
20110010278 - Expense tracking, electronic ordering, invoice presentment, and payment system and method: Systems and methods for automating an invoice approval process are described herein. Rules are created which are evaluated against a set of attributes. A rules engine is automatically invoked upon receipt of a document in an electronic invoice presentment and payment system. The rules engine determines which rules are applicable... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20110010279 - Laundry payment and monitoring system: A laundry center for monitoring operational and payment data for laundry machines in a laundry facility in which the data is collected and transmitted over a powerline communication link using the wire distribution lines from which the machines receive power.... Agent: Linda Serafini, Vp & General Counsel Mac-gray Corporation
20110010277 - Prepaid value account with reversion to purchaser systems and methods: Systems, methods, and devices are described for a refundable prepaid transaction cards. The methods and systems include a prepaid transaction card funded with funds by a purchaser. Also included is an issuer. The issuer receives the funds a distributes a prepaid transaction card associated with the funds. The methods and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110010280 - System and method for creating a time sheet: A system and method for creating a time sheet. The system collects at a reporting device, chronologically-identifiable log entries from a variety of activity recording devices, including without limitation, mobile, desktop and networked phones, PDAs, media recorders, satellite positioning systems, handheld, mobile, desktop and networked computers. The reporting device allocates... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20110010282 - Access point for mobile devices in a packet based network and a method and a system for billing in such a network: An access point for mobile devices with wireless communication capability for usage in a packet based network, said network comprising at least one gateway having access to a remote service, the access point comprises communication means for establishing communication with at least one or more access point in order to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110010281 - System for supplying power to an electric vehicle on a parking space: A system is proposed for supplying power to an electric vehicle on a parking space, which system has, for each parking space or for a group of parking spaces, a charging station which is assigned to the parking space or the group of parking spaces and which comprises means for... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20110010284 - Commission management system: The present invention relates to a commission management system and method for managing soft dollar and commission recapture services over communications network. The system and method pays the invoices from the soft dollar commission account after the client views and approves invoices online.... Agent: ImIPLaw PLLC
20110010283 - E-card: A touch screen navigation device for making purchases includes a memory to store a first descriptor that identifies a card used in commerce; a scannable identifier adapted to provide a second descriptor to a scanner; a display for displaying changeable information including an icon for the card; and an input... Agent: Eddie Williams
20110010309 - Intellectual property assessments based on component business models: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for IP assessment based on a component business model (CBM). The method assesses components in the CBM via a component assessment module, which interrogates an entity (e.g., a user, a third party consultant, and an information database) with questions. Output (including answers... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20110010310 - Method and system for a step-up provision in a deferred variable annuity with a rising guaranteed step-up: A computer implemented data processing system and method for administering a deferred variable annuity contract during the accumulation phase for a relevant life. The annuity contract has a payment base value, a contract value, and a step-up provision. Administration of the product determines whether a step-up of the payment base... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20110010288 - Anonymous trading system: An anonymous computerised trading system matches orders by conducting auctions at specified times. As well as entering orders, participants assign credit limits for the duration of the auction, thus minimizing the time for which credit is allocated to the system.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20110010285 - Products and processes for differentiating trading orders: In various embodiments, a data signal differentiates between real and test trading orders and a computer system processes the orders based on differing values.... Agent: Innovation Division
20110010286 - Products and processes for differentiating trading orders: In various embodiments, a data signal differentiates between real and test trading orders and a computer system processes the orders based on differing values.... Agent: Innovation Division
20110010287 - Systems, methods and computer program products for redirecting electronic trade orders: A system for redirecting electronic trade orders includes trade order routing facilities coupled with an electronic trade routing network and a plurality of trade venues, including one or more third party broker dealer systems and one or more alternative trading systems. The trade order routing facilities are configured to monitor... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20110010293 - Account alias data repository: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for creating a financial account alias data repository to be used to identify payee accounts in payment transactions. For example, an embodiment of the method includes: (1) receiving a communication comprising an alias that is not a financial account number; and (2)... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20110010290 - Interchange categories: This document describes tools capable of altering to which interchange categories credit-card transactions are assigned. In some embodiments, the tools receive parameters for interchange categories and transaction information for a client (e.g., one or more merchants) that has been charged interchange fees based on some of these categories. The parameters... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20110010289 - Method and system for controlling risk using static payment data and an intelligent payment device: Example embodiments are described that permit a merchant to conduct a payment transaction using a customer's intelligent payment device when it is determined that the customer has an intelligent payment device. In the absence of such a device, the merchant may conduct the payment transaction using a traditional payment token,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20110010291 - Paperless transaction trail system: A paperless transaction system (10) is provided for use as a universal customer interface utilized to engage in purchase and financial transactions (11). The system (10) includes an institutional subsystem (12) and a consumer subsystem (14) which interact through dataports (30), either physical or wireless. The consumer subsystem includes a... Agent: Iplo-intellectual Property Law Offices
20110010292 - Payment transactions using payee account aliases: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for using aliases, such as mobile telephone numbers, email addresses, and social networking identifications, to identify a payment recipient's account involved in a payment transaction. Some embodiments of the method include: (1) receiving a payment request from a payment sender via... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20110010294 - Financial cards and methods for per-transaction personal financial management: Systems and methods for personal financial management using a financial card having a body with a front side and a back side, and a primary account number user associated with a primary account of a user of the financial card. A user interface is configured for receiving input from the... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20110010295 - Delegated transactions over mobile: Systems and methods are described that generally relate to enabling completion of secure transactions using mobile devices that may or may not have the needed or desired security features. A secure transaction may be partially completed by a secure computing device and partially completed by a less secure mobile device,... Agent: Jensen & Puntigam, P.s.
20110010296 - System for personal authorization control for card transactions: An authorization system allows for cardholder-provided parameters to a personal authorization subsystem. The parameters can be selected by the cardholder to limit the authorizations that would otherwise be granted on the card. The parameters can indicate limits by frequency, dollar amount, merchant, geographic location, time of day, combinations thereof, or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110010297 - Computer-implemented method and system for controlling third party access to personal content and computer-readable storage medium employed therein: A computer-implemented system and method for controlling third party access to personal content includes accepting different versions of personal content, displaying a public version of the content, prompting for a passcode and then displaying a private version of the content that is dependent on the passcode.... Agent: Valuetech C/o John R. Flanagan
20110010298 - Interoperable keychest: There is provided a system and method for an interoperable keychest. There is provided a method for use by a central key repository (CKR) or keychest to provide content access authorizations to distributors, comprising receiving a key information file including a first encrypted second key for decrypting with a first... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20110010299 - System for dynamically encrypting content for secure internet commerce and providing embedded fulfillment software: A data distribution system is provided which supplies customers with an executable for requested secured data files to provide the customer with fulfillment software, obviating the need for the customer to download fulfillment software prior to requesting secure data. The data distribution system is characterized by server technology which can... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20110010300 - Method for communicating and repartitioning vehicles: Described herein is, inter alia, a method and a device for providing a number of rental vehicles at a station, determining at least one of a number of rental vehicles available at the station and a number of vehicle-receiving spaces available at the station, and sending the at least one... Agent: Mautech Inc. Attn.: Intellectual Property Department
20110010301 - Output control method, receiver, and receiving method: When recording a Copy One Generation digital broadcast program, ease of operation is improved while applying copy control. Digital content, metadata describing information about the digital content, and license acquisition time limit information indicating a time limit until which license information on the digital content can be acquired, are received.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110010302 - Real estate information exchange process and system: A system and process includes a computer that is operatively connected to an area network, such as to the Internet. A database of MLS properties that are for sale is maintained that is accessible to the computer. Real estate agents must subscribe in order to use the system and are... Agent: Risto A. Rinne, Jr. Complete Patenting Services
20110010303 - Realty business method: A four-step real estate selling method or process. In the first step, a Zone Rep, who is a licensed real estate agent, meets with a seller and prepares the information necessary for a real estate listing. In the second step, a Marketing Manager develops a customized marketing plan with the... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20110010304 - Data association engine for creating searchable databases: A point-of-license data collection and indexing system comprises a form database, a business database, a data entry tool, a rules database, a data association engine, and a reporting tool. The data entry tool is configured to commence a data entry session and to receive data required to complete a business... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110010305 - Information aggregation service: Information aggregation techniques are described. In an implementation, a communication is received that includes an indication of a source of information associated with a non-member of the social network. Information associated with the non-member is aggregated from the source. The aggregation may be performed in response to receipt of a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110010306 - Educational information management system and education recommendation generator: The present invention contemplates an educational system of improved data collection and management and for providing automated, individually customized, real-time recommendations, comprising: creating a student profile; inputting data relating to a student; inputting data relating to students biographical information; entering data relating to the subjects taken by a student; entering... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20110010308 - Managing demographic-based customer ratings: Embodiments are directed to implementing demographic-based user ratings and to aggregating and displaying anonymous user comments. A computer system receives user demographics from multiple different resource users. The computer system receives resource ratings from the resource users, where the resource ratings indicate a level of satisfaction with the resource. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20110010307 - Method and system for recommending articles and products: In a data processing system, a method of recommending articles and products to a user is disclosed. The method creates a frequency vector in relation to the content of an article, frequency vectors in relation each of one or more products from intermediate data. The method compares the vectors to... Agent: Venable LLP
20110010312 - Communications network: A multi-use service charging protocol is disclosed. A data structure (303, 308) which includes chargeable elements relating generally to the multi-site service, and chargeable elements relating to the provision of network resources for each site involved in the multi-site service is transferred between a customer terminal (44) and an online... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110010311 - Method and system for charging according to flow of mbms: A method and system for charging according to the flow of multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) is provided. The method includes: a BM-SC make a Service Announcement sent to a subscriber terminal carry data items indicating a service can be charged according to the flow; if a subscriber selects to be... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20110010314 - Cultivation system and a subsoil tool: A method and system of tillage and tillage management that includes the steps of establishing a plurality of soil profiles over an area of soil to be cultivated, creating soil map database by combining these soil profiles to establish a treatment and cultivation regime, cultivating the ground in accordance regime... Agent: Bio Intellectual Property Services (bio Ips) LLC
20110010313 - Systems and methods for packaging of information handling systems: Systems and methods for packaging information handling systems such as notebook computers. Information handling systems may be configured in a bulk shipping configuration to allow multiple information handling system units to be shipped in a bulk configuration, and then converted to a single pack shipping configuration to allow an individual... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP01/06/2011 > 92 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110004484 - Communal business hubs and methods for forming the same: A method for forming a communal business hub includes obtaining a sale source center, wherein the sale source center includes an interior office space and a showroom, transforming the interior office space into a plurality of independent business zones, transforming the showroom into a communal business lobby, and occupying at... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20110004485 - Food product contamination event management system and method: An event management system has a first input node, a second input node, and a food event management system. The first input node is adapted to receive epidemiological information. The second input node is adapted to receive food distribution path information. The food event management system is coupled to the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20110004480 - Map-oriented report-and-response integrated system and method: A map-oriented report-and-response integrated method is provided. The method comprises displaying a multi-dimensional information menu, wherein the multi-dimensional menu has at least a first menu having several organization options, a second menu having several topic options and a third menu having several task options. Further, one of the organization options... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20110004481 - System and method for communicating and interfacing between real and virtual environments: A human-to-avatar communication environment is disclosed in which a user comes into contact with a life-sized avatar simulating a sales assistant. The avatar communicates with the user to assist with product information, give advice, provide specifications, answer questions, and transact sales. By interacting with the user, the avatar may gather... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP
20110004482 - System for knowledge creation: In order to establish a system that maximizes the creation and benefits of human knowledge for the most people, including the wealth knowledge generates, the nature of the knowledge creation process itself must be understood and embedded in the system. The invention is the system for enabling knowledge creation and... Agent: Ann Racuya-robbins
20110004483 - Systems for applying quantitative marketing research principles to qualitative internet data: An online marketing research system is provided that allows users to monitor the sentiment of their brand via existing data on the internet. Users identify the specific brand and competitive brands in which they are interested. After selecting one of the system's sampling methods, or creating a sampling method unique... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20110004487 - Connecting consumers with service providers: An animated representation of a consumer is enabled to interact with an animated representation of a point of service rendered in a user interface to select characteristics of a medical service provider; the selected characteristics of the medical service provider are received; an available medical service provider is identified based... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110004488 - Server-guidance of health-care i: A server-computer system and method for computer server-automatically and continually managing and monitoring diseases and disorders and quality, quantity and continuity of health, health-care and health-care services being provided and to be provided by physicians to patients in a network or networks of computer servers and computers and mobile devices.... Agent: Anuthep Benja-athon, M.d. Ground Floor
20110004486 - System and a method for purchasing healthcare products: A system and a method include a facility for storing and verifying transactions. A banking facility maintains deposit accounts. A healthcare provider supplies healthcare and or products. A purchasing platform enables a purchase of healthcare products. The purchasing platform is configured for communication with the facility and the banking facility.... Agent: Bay Area Intellectual Property Group, LLC
20110004489 - Medical information system: A medical information system receives patient data and information from various sources and displays such information in a variety of formats for use by member of a medical team in a hospital, clinic, or office. The system receives patient information from doctors, pharmacists, patient monitoring equipment, testing laboratories, and/or computer... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110004491 - Method and apparatus for medical recordkeeping: An apparatus for medical recordkeeping includes at least a first web server, at least a first processor in communication with the first web server, and a communications terminal connecting the web server with a network. The apparatus further includes at least a first memory in electrical communication with the processor.... Agent: Cardinal Law Group, LLC
20110004490 - Multiple resource planning system: A system for managing remote doctor medical request workflow may include a workflow module that optimizes assignments of medical requests to remote doctors based on parameterized doctor and scheduling information and may further include a forecasting module that predicts the hospital credentials, state licenses or doctors needed to fulfill a... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20110004495 - Computer system for controlling a system of managing fluctuating cash flows: Apparatus (method implemented with a machine, the machine, and the method for making the machine, and products produced thereby) for controlling a system of managing cash flows for a transaction, the apparatus including: data processing means arranged for receiving information into memory, said information including respective descriptions of risks, statistical... Agent: Peter K. Trzyna, Esq.
20110004492 - Dynamic adjustment of insurance premiums: A method to dynamically adjust a premium 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 input data that is specific to an entity insured by... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110004493 - Dynamic aggregation of insurance premiums: A method to dynamically aggregate insurance premiums is disclosed. An insurance policy is dynamically adjusted responsive to input data received at a dynamic provisioning system, the adjusting including a calculating of a new premium of the insurance policy. An amount of a payment of the new premium is identified based... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110004494 - Systems and methods for monitoring the status of medical claims: The system is an advanced, web-enabled, clearinghouse that facilitates efficient and effective claim routing, monitoring and report retrieval. A claim status summary is displayed that links directly to a rejected claim listing, wherein each rejected claim listed is a link to associated detailed claim information. The detailed claim information display... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20110004496 - System and method for arranging a meeting time for a commuter with a transit system: A system and method for arranging a meeting time for a commuter with a transit system is disclosed. The method includes communicating the commuter's travel path, advance notification time, and contact information to the transit system. The commuter is informed via the commuter's contact information of an estimated arrival time... Agent: Mitel Networks Corporation Michelle Whittington, Esq.
20110004497 - System and method for offering, tracking and promoting loyalty rewards: Data to define a travel rewards promotion is received over a network. The travel rewards promotion comprises traveler eligibility criteria and travel rewards criteria. At least one traveler is selected where the travel itinerary of the respective traveler matches traveler eligibility criteria for the promotion. The traveler is notified that... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20110004500 - Allocating a resource based on quality-of-service considerations: A system is described for allocating a resource (such as available power) among components (such as virtual machines) within a computing environment (such as a data center). The system allocates the resource by taking account of both a system-wide consumption budget and the prevailing quality-of-service expectations of the components. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110004498 - Method and system for identification by a cardholder of credit card fraud: A method for fraud detection leverages an existing financial institution's fraud classification functionality, which produces a first level detection, with a “user-centric” classification functionality, which produces a “second” or more fine-grained detection regarding a potentially fraudulent transaction. After passing through an existing (“institution-centric”) fraud detection technique, a transaction that has... Agent: Ibm Corp. (dhj) C/o David H. Judson
20110004499 - Traceability management for aligning solution artifacts with business goals in a service oriented architecture environment: A method and system for providing traceability management to align IT solution artifacts with business goals in a service oriented architecture environment. A pattern matching framework is provided for generating patterns and transformation enablers for architectural artifacts based on specific business requirements. Patterns that are applicable to a selected set... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20110004501 - Methods and apparatus for automatically generating social events: A social event is generated by a computer having a data processor in signal communication with a memory. Initially, each user of a plurality of users is associated with a respective user location, a respective user time window, and at least one respective user interest. The computer then determines a... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael L. Wise, LLC
20110004502 - Food safety management system: Disclosed are various embodiments of a food safety management system, including a web portal for management and reporting and a handheld computing device for checklist completion. A checklist of tasks to be performed in a food service establishment is obtained and displayed on a touchscreen of the handheld computing device.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20110004503 - System and method for managing calendar events while preparing for time out-of-office: In a calendar messaging method and system, a calendar application executing on a computer receives a command to activate an out-of-office status, and receives one or more selected calendar events. The method and system further include automatically updating the calendar events, wherein the updating includes at least one of canceling... Agent: RswIPLaw IBM Corporation
20110004510 - Causal product demand forecasting system and method using weather data as causal factors in retail demand forecasting: A method system for forecasting product demand using a causal methodology, based on multiple regression techniques. The methodology utilizes weather related data as a set of causal factors for retail demand forecasting. These weather related factors may include temperature, precipitation, snow, accumulated snow, or extreme weather conditions.... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20110004508 - Method and system of generating guidance information: One embodiment provides a system for generating questions related to product aspects. The system may comprise: a product review analyzer to extract product values associated with the products from product reviews, in which the product values may include product categories, product aspects and product aspect evaluations; a product review summary... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110004505 - Methods of media asset distribution by employing electronic apparatus: A method is disclosed for distributing media assets by employing a new electronic apparatus. Selected media assets are pre-loaded to the apparatus based upon a targeted user's personal profile. The operation of “pre-loading” may be conducted at a manufacturing site or at a point of sales. The selected assets are... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20110004507 - Parking facility resource management: Technologies are generally described for an information system configured to manage parking facility resources. The system can create and apply models and profiles regarding customers, parking space usage, access patterns, events, traffic, and other factors related to the parking facility. Parking facility operators may use the models to seek optimized... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC Michael J. Baldauff, Jr.
20110004506 - System and method of using demand model to generate forecast and confidence interval for control of commerce system: A method for transforming transactional data into a forecast and confidence interval for controlling a commerce system involves moving goods between members of a commerce system, and recording transaction data related to movement of goods between the members of the commerce system. The transaction data includes price, product, time, and... Agent: Robert D. Atkins
20110004509 - Systems and methods for predicting sales of item listings: A method and a system are disclosed for predicting sales of item listings on a network-based system. For example, historical transaction data generated by the network-based system is accessed to create a prediction model. A feature predictive of an item being sold through the network-based system is selected. A training... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110004504 - Systems and methods for scoring a plurality of web pages according to brand reputation: Systems and methods taught herein provide an objective scoring mechanism based at least in part on a brand reputation of an organization owning a web page. In one aspect, brand reputation information is used to assign a score to a web page indicating the page's trustworthiness. Thus, rather than determining... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110004511 - Lbs nowcasting sensitive advertising and promotion system and method: A system and method for combining the delivery of advertising with weather predictions that are limited in geographical area and time, and hence which are much more precise but also more time sensitive than regular weather forecasts. The present invention is preferably implemented with “nowcasting”.... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.
20110004512 - Method and system for using reward points to liquidate products: A user selects a product to be liquidated from a product provider and then designates to the transacting entity that reward points are to be used towards the purchase of the liquidated product. The transacting entity acts to decrease the number of reward points in the user's reward account by... Agent: Barkume & Associates, P.C.
20110004513 - System and method: A system and method providing for communication and resolution of utility functions between participants, wherein the utility function is evaluated based on local information at the recipient to determine a cost value thereof. A user interface having express representation of both information elements, and associated reliability of the information. An... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber LLP
20110004514 - 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)
20110004515 - Dynamic discount card tied to price curves & group discounts: Systems and/or methods are disclosed for interacting with a multiple criteria buying and/or selling system to conduct business electronically. A dynamic discount card is disclosed according to an aspect of the present invention. The dynamic discount card comprises an information access component for receiving information and a presentation component for... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110004516 - Internet marketplace for vendors and consumers with centralized incentive distribution: An electronic commerce center is provided that includes at least one processor operatively coupled to one or more processor readable media and a communication port. A database that is accessible by the at least one processor and stored on the at least one or more processor readable media is provided.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20110004517 - Dialogue advertising: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for providing an interactive media player with e-commerce functions. According to one embodiment, a method of providing an interactive media player can comprise generating and displaying with a commerce management server a media player including content area, the content area adapted to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110004518 - Method and user device for handling mobile advertising: Personalized advertisements may be provided from a service node to a user, parallel to executing a request from the user device. At the service node, advertisement information may be selected, according to predefined advertisement rules and the applications which are available at the user device, and attached to a response... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20110004519 - One-way public relationships: Techniques are described to establish one-way public relationships. In an implementation, a control is exposed that is operable to become a fan of an object within a social networking page. Responsive to operation of the control, data may be stored to establish a one-way public relationship between a user and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110004520 - System to present business network notifications in conjunction with display advertisements: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a mechanism for displaying in conjunction with a display advertisement one or more social network notifications or business network notifications generated from an online or web-based social/business networking service. The social/business network notifications displayed to a particular user generally include content that is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110004522 - Method and system for providing content: A method for providing content, including: dividing brand content collected from a plurality of creators into objects; associating the divided objects with corresponding codes; storing the divided objects in a database, wherein the divided objects are associated with a creator of the respective brand content; receiving a brand selection from... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20110004521 - Techniques for use in sorting partially sorted lists: Methods and systems are provided for determining whether to use a full sort sorting technique or a merge sort sorting technique to sort a partially sorted list or data set. One or more tables may be utilized to allow such a determination to be made with regard to a first... Agent: Mauriel Kapouytian & Treffert LLP
20110004524 - Consumer products: Computer based systems and methods allow designing (e.g., customization) of consumer products, such as articles of footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, etc., by users.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20110004523 - Method and apparatus for preferential determination and display of points of interest: A method and apparatus for preferential determination and display of points of interest are provided. The points of interest can be determined based on a variety of non-proximity based factors, including, but not limited to, time of day, temperature, etc. The automatically determined points of interest can then be displayed... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110004525 - System, program product, and methods for social network advertising and incentives for same: Program product, systems, and methods of providing to social network websites advertising and incentives from an electronic retailer, are provided. A system can include a social network website displaying social network content and also displaying a link that reroutes the consumer to an electronic retailer website when the consumer clicks... Agent: Clayton, Howarth & Cannon, P.C.
20110004526 - Portable consumer device verification system: A method for verifying a portable consumer device. The method includes receiving an authorization request message associated with a transaction conducted using a portable consumer device. The portable consumer device includes a portable consumer device fingerprint. The authorization request message includes an altered portable consumer device fingerprint and an algorithm... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110004527 - Financial transaction approval system and method: A method of sale including processing a plurality of purchases to be sold to a consumer, identifying a consumer financial account held by a financial institution, receiving authorization from the financial institution to enable payment for the plurality of purchases from the consumer financial account, and providing the consumer with... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20110004528 - Refund system and method: A payment terminal system for a card-based purchase can automatically determine a purchase that is potentially entitled to a tax refund from a billing currency for the payment card indicated in a purchase approval response message in response to payment authorisation request transmitted by the payment terminal system. Tax refund... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20110004529 - System and method for creating a visualization indicating relationships and relevance to an entity: A system and method for generating interactive visualizations of clinical relationships is provided. The method includes determining what entities have had some clinical contact with an entity of interest and collecting data regarding each entity and each entity's contacts with the entity of interest. The collected data can be filtered... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)
20110004530 - Receipt printer, receipt printer control method, and program: A receipt printer, a control method for a receipt printer, and a program whereby producing counterfeit printout is not possible. A receipt printer 20 has a storage unit 61 that stores encrypted information obtained by encrypting registered information, a specific information acquisition unit 62 that acquires specific information from a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20110004532 - Electronic consumption system for a mobile communication device: An electronic consumption system for a mobile communication device receives a transaction message transmitted by a user's mobile communication device, and transmits consumption information to a financial institute port and a vendor port, allowing the vendor port to provide a business activity corresponding to the transaction message, and the financial... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20110004531 - Method of customizing an article: A method of post customization for articles of footwear is disclosed. The method includes a step of receiving an order for a plurality of pairs of footwear, a step of manufacturing the articles, a step of receiving a set of post customization designs and a step of applying post customization... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20110004534 - Method and system using intelligent agents for dynamic integration of buy-side procurement systems with non-resident, web-enabled, distributed, remote, multi-format catalog sources: A request for shopping is placed from inside a procurement system. Intelligent agents are launched to retrieve information from catalog sources web-enabled over the internet or within the intranet. Retrieved catalog information is aggregated and associated with other data items. Business rules are applied to make decisions on what part... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110004533 - Viral store application: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for distribution and promotion of one or more products through a Viral Store Application (VSA). According to one embodiment, a method of providing a Viral Store Application (VSA) can comprise receiving a request at a commerce management server, the request to create... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110004535 - Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale: A method and apparatus to present a good of a seller. A product identification code is received via a cellular telephone, the product identification code identifying the good. The good is then presented for sale via a network and using the product identification code... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110004536 - Article vending machine and method for auditing inventory while article vending machine remains operational: An article vending machine capable of performing an inventory audit and automatically pausing the inventory audit in response to a customer transaction request and method for performing the same are shown. After completing the customer request, the article vending machine resumes the inventory auditing process. The article vending machine thereby... Agent: Patent Administrator Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20110004537 - Method and system for organizing tax information and providing tax advice: A method includes providing to a user a set of computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a user's electronic device, generate a user interface displayable on a display device coupled to the user's electronic device, presenting to the user via the user interface a plurality of solicitations for a set... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20110004538 - Multi-level transaction flow monitoring: An apparatus for monitoring transactions in a computer system includes monitoring events reported by components of the computer system responsively to a flow of the transactions through the system. A state machine model and a rule-based model are jointly applied to the monitored events, so as to identify respective transaction-level... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20110004569 - Automated and consolidated financial planning and services: A machine-readable medium has computer-executable instructions, which when executed by a computer, causes the computer to perform a process comprising accepting investor information, determining an investment plan tailored to the investor based on the investor information, implementing the investment plan, and providing regularly updated reports on the investment plan.... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20110004567 - Factor risk model based system, method, and computer program product for generating risk forecasts: A computerized method for generating risk forecasts is provided. A set of securities is selected. A set of risk factors is selected. The risk factor returns a determined. A risk factor covariance matrix and an idiosyncratic variance matrix are constructed. For each risk factor, a factor loading coefficient is determined... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20110004568 - Methods and systems for providing swap indices: Zero-coupon swap indices are provided for tracking characteristics of nominal, inflation-linked liabilities and other aspects of swaps. A zero-coupon nominal swap index is based on a portfolio of assets consisting of a cash investment at a reference rate combined with a zero-coupon swap, where periodic payments can be exchanged for... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20110004566 - Virtual supercomputer: The virtual supercomputer is an apparatus, system and method for generating information processing solutions to complex and/or high-demand/high-performance computing problems, without the need for costly, dedicated hardware supercomputers, and in a manner far more efficient than simple grid or multiprocessor network approaches. The virtual supercomputer consists of a reconfigurable virtual... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20110004542 - Article sales data processing apparatus and capital investment increase method: According to one embodiment, an article sales data processing apparatus includes an investor specifying unit, an acquisition unit, and an addition unit. The investor specifying unit accepts an input of investor identification information to identify an investor. The acquisition unit acquires information about capital investment stored in association with the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110004541 - Method and apparatus for conducting a transaction: Systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code and means for conducting a transaction are provided. In some embodiments, a unit is issued to a holder including a forward contract and a note, in which the note specifies an initial capped remarketing, at least a first subsequent capped remarketing, and an uncapped... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20110004539 - Method to enable secure anonymous offline electronic value exchange based on zero knowledge proof, blind signature schemes and double signed exchange history: A transaction of an electronic valuable can be secured in an offline media by combining the known techniques of Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Blind Signing of Single-Use Tokens and using a bi-directional signing of the electronic valuable's history. The method presented here allows total anonymity for users who do not try to... Agent: Jesper Rorbye Angelo
20110004540 - Quote inactivation system and method for an automated exchange for trading derivative securities: An automated system and method for trading option instruments on an automated exchange comprising a participant system for communicating with an automated exchange system. The disclosed system and method allows a market professional such as a market maker to inactivate the quotes in instruments for a related product while the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20110004543 - Systems and methods for anonymous electronic trading: Systems and methods for anonymous electronic trading that allow a trader to hide his or her identity and inhibit trading interactions are provided. Using these systems and methods, a trader can, using various trading interfaces, control a level of trading anonymously and configure warnings that are provided to protect against... Agent: Matthew T. Byrne Fish & Neave
20110004544 - Environmental audit method: A method for performing an environmental audit to accompany commercial loan transactions, residential loan transactions, and other loan transactions or review is disclosed. The audit requires the evaluation of the environmental risk associated with a service or piece of real property. Although not all may apply to a given transaction,... Agent: Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D'armond, Mccowan & Jarman, L.L.P.
20110004545 - System and method for offering risk-based interest rates in a credit instrument: A system and method for communicating an offer to apply for a credit instrument is provided. A processing allows for processing credit history data. A calculating step allows for calculating a first plurality of interest rates based on the credit history data. A determining step allows for determining a second... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110004548 - Method and system for conducting a commercial transaction between a buyer and a seller: A system for conducting a commercial transaction between a buyer and a seller is disclosed. The system includes a transaction processing system for facilitating payment for a transaction between the buyer and the seller. In addition to the buyer and the seller, the transaction processing system also interacts with an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110004547 - Mobile transactions using account aliases: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for providing a mobile device user with the ability to user their mobile devices to make payments to others without knowing the payment recipient's account number. For example, an embodiment of the includes: (1) receiving a payment request from a mobile phone,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20110004546 - 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)
20110004550 - Customer on-boarding system: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for on-boarding customers via a viral account opening or account registration process that uses aliases, such as telephone numbers, email addresses, and social networking identifiers, to identify payee accounts. If an alias is received for which a payee account cannot be... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20110004549 - System and method for facilitating and monitoring provisioning of wireless devices: The present invention provides a system and method for facilitating and monitoring provisioning of wireless communication devices. Wireless devices are provided to an end user in an unconfigured state, capable of being configured for operation using one or more communication protocols. Upon receipt and validation of a provisioning request by... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20110004551 - Consolidated payment account system and method: The present invention provides a system and method for providing and/or facilitating complete on-line payment services while protecting the privacy of the transaction participants. The comprehensive payment service is based upon a consolidated account used to store value acquired through on-line transactions. The invention provides private payment numbers for protecting... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)
20110004552 - Method and system for conducting a commercial transaction between a buyer and a seller: A system for conducting a commercial transaction between a buyer and a seller is disclosed. The system includes a transaction processing system for facilitating payment for a transaction between the buyer and the seller. In addition to the buyer and the seller, the transaction processing system also interacts with an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110004553 - Track data encryption: A method for using a secondary PAN is disclosed. The method includes providing a secondary PAN associated with a primary PAN, where the secondary PAN has at least one end portion that is the same as the primary PAN, but has a middle portion of that is different than the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20110004554 - International banking system and method: A system and method for providing banks with access to a previously inaccessible existing international infrastructure. A provider bank first establishes on its system, a set of accounts for each of the customers of a client bank (the client bank environment). The client bank environment has its own Demand Deposit... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110004555 - Content transaction management server device, content-providing server device, and terminal device and control program: A content transaction management server device includes: a memory storing decryption keys used in decryption of encrypted content data; a communication unit for information; a payment-request reception unit receiving, through the communication unit, a first storage address indicating a storage area where the decryption keys of encrypted content data in... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP
20110004556 - system and method of electronic information delivery: A system and method for web browser based, secure or authenticated electronic delivery of information, wherein the security or authentication is provided by a means of a public key cryptography encryption method. The system can be used as a web-based blind bidding method, wherein software is located and operated on... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.
20110004557 - Electronic transaction systems and methods therefor: The method includes the steps of receiving at the PEAD first digital data representing the transaction request. The PEAD provides information to the user regarding an ability to approve the transaction request. When the transaction request is approved by the user, the PEAD receives second digital data representing the electronic... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20110004558 - System and method for exchanging reward currency: Methods and systems are disclosed for allowing two users to exchange reward currency, such as points, between two different loyalty programs at an exchange rate that is set by and agreed upon by the users themselves. An offer to exchange X points of one loyalty program for Y points of... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20110004559 - Management system and method for exhaust purification apparatus: In a server 10, a standard setting section 11 establishes a standard amount of deposits and a standard amount of money of a maintenance charge in advance; a first calculating section 12 calculates the maintenance charge by multiplying the standard amount of money by a ratio of a deposition level... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20110004560 - System and method for providing real estate information to potential buyers: A system for providing real time property data to a potential real estate customer utilizes a property information server that provides real time property data to the potential real estate customer responsive to receipt of a unique identifier associated with a particular property. The property information server further maintains an... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20110004561 - Contact information aggregation: Techniques are described to aggregate contact information. In an implementation, contact information that is associated with a single user and that is obtained from a plurality of services via a network is aggregated. A least one of the services is configured as a social networking service. A user interface is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110004562 - Method and system for delivering shipping information: The invention relates generally to logistics systems and methods. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and a corresponding computer system for delivering shipping information, comprising—automatically detecting that a user at a front-end of a telephone channel is eligible to receive information about a shipment still in transit... Agent: Patent Group Macdonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP
20110004564 - Model based deployment of computer based business process on dedicated hardware: A method of automated deployment managed by a service provider, of a computer based business process, involves generating a model (730) of the business process including a design of computing infrastructure, and deploying the model on hardware (770) dedicated to the enterprise, with an interface for the service provider to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110004565 - Modelling computer based business process for customisation and delivery: A modelling system to provide a computer based business process for an enterprise, allows the enterprise to input values for a plurality of non functional requirements (760) for the deployment, and allows at least some of the values to be varied independently of others of the values, and creates a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110004570 - Non-debt, increasing-share, co-ownership to full ownership: A method of debt-free property purchase through a partnership or any other form of co-ownership between a lead buyer (or buyers) and an investor (or investors) where the co-ownership is a separate legal entity whose sole purpose is to own, hold and manage a given property. The lead buyer may... Agent: Ahmed Saad
20110004571 - Use of color to identify or unify as well as to differentiate products in a product line: A method of identifying and unifying a product line containing a plurality of product variants all sharing a primary characteristic for which the product line is known. The method involves associating all variants with a single color family that becomes an indicator of the product line. The variants are all... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & JohnsonPrevious industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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