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Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11Below 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. 12/29/2011 > 171 patent applications in 86 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110320215 - System, method, and apparatus for conveying telefamiliarization of a remote location: A system, method and apparatus for providing TeleFamiliarization of a remote location to a plurality of users connected to a network is provided. The system comprises a plurality of real time sensory data gathering devices that can be manipulated remotely by the users of the system. The real time data... Agent:
20110320216 - Computer pointing device having medical monitoring features and system for collecting, processing, storing, and dispersing data therefrom: A computer pointing device commonly called a mouse that, in addition to functioning as a computer mouse of the prior art, combines a sphygmomanometer and a thermometer. A glucometer or other specialized measurement devices may be attached via a built-in USB or similar interface. Data (e.g., blood glucose readings) from... Agent:
20110320219 - Computer-implemented method for grouping medical claims into episode treatment groups: A computer-implemented method for profiling medical claims to assist health care managers in determining the cost-efficiency and service quality of health care providers. The method allows an objective means for measuring and quantifying health care services. An episode treatment group (ETG) is a patient classification unit, which defines groups that... Agent:
20110320218 - Medical image processing server and managing method for medical image processing server: A medical image processing server, connected with terminals, has an access time obtaining unit, an update time obtaining unit, a determining unit and a data outputting unit. The access time obtaining unit obtains an access start time at which each of the terminals accesses medical image data selected by each... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110320221 - Method and system for communicating patient information: A method of communicating a patient care message is disclosed. The method comprises inputting patient information into the patient care message; inputting an urgency indicator into the patient care message; inputting health condition information into the patient care message; transmitting the patient care message electronically, wherein the patient care message... Agent:
20110320217 - Preparation of dental implant surgery and prosthesis installation: There are provided a system and a method for assisting a user in preparing a dental implant surgery which includes a prosthesis installation. The system and the method provide a dental implant surgery plan for the user and generate a list of all items required for the dental implant surgery.... Agent:
20110320220 - System and method for secure multi-party medical conferencing: A system and method for providing secure medical conferencing are provided. In one example, the system includes a database and a medical services authentication server (MSAS) coupled to the database and a packet network. The database includes medical information and the MSAS includes instructions for facilitating the medical conferencing, including... Agent: Televideo Md, Inc.
20110320225 - Method and apparatus for automatic healthplan data retrieval and reconciliation using a processing device: A method and apparatus for automatic healthplan data retrieval and reconciliation using a processing device is disclosed. The method may include retrieving accounting data, human resources data and health insurance data, comparing the accounting data, the human resources data and the health insurance data, identifying discrepancies between the accounting data,... Agent: Strategic Healthplan Services, LLC
20110320223 - System and method for analysis of insurance claims: A computer system for analyzing insurance claim data is configured to receive data relating to a current insurance claim from a client device; query a database for data relating to insurance claims similar to the current claim; receive from the database data relating to insurance claims responsive to the query;... Agent: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
20110320224 - Systems and methods for customizing product selections based on member parameters and providing the selections to members for purchase: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for identifying at least one health plan option for an individual or employee, where the health plan option(s) identified have been selected based on the unique characteristics and profile of the individual or the unique characteristics and profile of the employee and... Agent:
20110320226 - Systems and methods for facilitating settlement of insurance claims: Systems, apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture provide for facilitating settlement of insurance claims. According to some embodiments, methods include facilitating settlement with respect to benefits owed by a carrier to a claimant (e.g., based on an injured worker's claim for benefits under a workers' compensation policy) and with respect... Agent:
20110320222 - Systems and methods for valuation of tangible items: Computer-based tangible property item valuation systems and methods are disclosed. In one general aspect, these include business logic responsive to a machine-readable inventory listing comprising a plurality of machine-readable entries that each include at least a description of an item to be valued. A database stores valuation information for at... Agent:
20110320227 - System and methods for mapping price and location of tickets in an event venue: A system and methods for mapping price and location of tickets in an event venue are described. An interactive event venue seat map is provided by a network-based system that implements an online marketplace for tickets for upcoming events. The interactive event venue seat map enables sellers to view pricing... Agent: Stubhub, Inc.
20110320228 - Automated generation of markov chains for use in information technology: Disclosed are methods and systems to automatically generate a model for pro-active rather than reactive enterprise systems management. In one embodiment, a Markov Chain model is constructed from a Configuration Management Database (CMDB), Service Impact models, event logs and system logs. The model can then be maintained and automatically updated... Agent: Bmc Software, Inc.
20110320229 - Agronomic optimization based on statistical models: Generating a crop prescription using a computer coupled to a memory area includes receiving yield data for a plurality of crop population trials, wherein each trial is varied by at least one of a hybrid line, a population density, and a row spacing. At least one statistical model is generated... Agent: Monsanto Technology LLC
20110320232 - Automatic service vehicle hailing and dispatch system and method: A system and method are provided for improving efficiency of operation and convenience of access to a fleet of taxis, or other service vehicles, requiring rapid, on-demand dispatch to customer-determined locations. Automatic speech recognition (ASR) and/or radiolocation technology arc used to automate the entry of the customer pickup location, and... Agent: Promptu Systems Corporation
20110320231 - Method and system for enabling a user to bid on a work assignment: A graphical user interface implemented on a computer for enabling a user to bid on a job assignment. The graphical user interface comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being indicative of a respective job grouping, each job grouping... Agent: Canadian National Railway Company
20110320230 - User interface for providing a user with the ability to view job assignment information: A graphical user interface (GUI) implemented on a computer for displaying job assignment information associated with a given user. The GUI comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being associated with a respective job assignment for the given user,... Agent: Canadian National Railway Company
20110320233 - Method and system for arbitraging computing resources in a cloud computing environment: Disclosed is are methods and systems for processing a workload among a plurality of computing resources that optimizes the processing price per workload. The method includes breaking the workload into two or more tasks each having a size optimized based on (i) a price history of one or more of... Agent: Sonian, Inc.
20110320235 - Computer controlled meetings calendar scheduler based upon importance of meeting attributes: An invitee who is receiving invitations to meetings, usually via telecommunication, is enabled to predetermine a set of invitee-specific attributes that will be applied to each invitation and to relate the attributes of the invitation to the specific needs of the invitee in the determination of whether the proposed meeting... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320234 - System, method, and computer readable medium for management of an electronic calendar: A system, method, and computer readable medium for providing management of electronic calendar appointments are provided. A database stores records of scheduled appointments of one or more users. The scheduled appointments may be displayed in a calendar view that includes scheduled appointments of the one or more users. A user... Agent: Open Invention Network, LLC
20110320236 - System and method of information technology application deployment: The invention generally relates to IT, and more particularly, to a method and system to achieve project-based diffusion of IT innovations. In accordance with aspects of the invention, the system comprises three integrated components. The first component is directed to the project management stages taken by an organization to deploy... Agent: King Abdulaziz City For Science And Technology
20110320237 - Meeting calendar optimization: A method, a computer program product, and an apparatus is provided for scheduling meetings which includes (1) evaluating a set of proposed meetings, (2) creating a number of calendars, each calendar containing schedule date for the proposed meetings, (3) ranking each calendar according to a calendar evaluation criteria and providing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320238 - System and method of integrating enterprise applications: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to enterprise application integration. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a computer system including a service oriented architecture (SOA), where the system includes a composite application configured to present sales targeted information... Agent:
20110320239 - Fault tolerant social networks for service organizations: A social network of service provider and service recipient teams, which in turn is analyzed from a global perspective of the provider organization, that is, the representation and analysis and recommendations are internally driven by a service provider organization. Informal and formal relationships alike can be noted in the network... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320240 - Video-based analysis workflow proposal tool: Video of work being performed in a place of business can be analyzed. Patterns can be identified and scored within the work when analyzing the video. The identified patterns can be correlated with business processes of a business process management system of the business. In one embodiment, the tasks performed... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320241 - Systems and methods for evaluating performance of aftermarket vehicle part sales: A system and method for evaluating the performance of aftermarket vehicle part sales for assortment planning, the method including: receiving a vehicle part identifier associated with a vehicle part to be evaluated, receiving information related to vehicles in operation in a given market, receiving product information related to the vehicle... Agent: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
20110320242 - Multi-variate sales performance analysis system: A data collecting and processing system captures the actions of sales personnel and presents performance metrics in accordance with specific corporate-wide assessment criteria. By using a system that standardizes the data collected, the performance metrics, and the assessment criteria, corporations can establish performance standards and goals beyond the traditional revenue... Agent:
20110320243 - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating reservation for a parking space with a near field communication-enabled device: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer readable media for facilitating reservation for a parking space with a near field communications (NFC)-enabled device are provided. A system can include an NFC-enabled parking meter associated with a parking space and a controller in communication with the NFC-enabled parking meter for measuring time and... Agent:
20110320245 - Coupons for on-demand content: A method includes receiving a coupon validation request associated with a user account and determining whether a coupon is valid based on the coupon validation request. Coupon data associated with the coupon is added to a valid coupon list associated with the user account when the coupon is valid. Transaction... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110320244 - Pre-paid customer reward card: This invention relates to a plastic card, wallet size, equipped with magnetic strip to store customer information; the card will be labeled with identifying logos from the source of travel and with identifying information pertaining to the customer or owner of the card. The card is designed to be used... Agent:
20110320248 - Method and apparatus for automatic pricing in electronic commerce: An automatic pricing method and apparatus for use in electronic commerce environments is described. Automatic pricing uses live price testing to estimate and measure demand for specific products—taking into account where appropriate, a vendor selected segmentation scheme. The results of live price testing are compared using a vendor selected goal... Agent:
20110320249 - Reward based media distribution system: A reward based media distribution system, the system having a token generation system having a sales platform and a token server, a token redemption system having a token redemption platform and a token redemption server, and a drawing processor through which winners are selected. The reward based media distribution system... Agent:
20110320250 - Advertising products to groups within social networks: Within a social network, users may form social groups based on shared traits, such as experiences and interests. The social network may be able to detect a user interest among the users of a social group in one or more products offered by one or more vendors (e.g., by evaluating... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320251 - System and method for performing a redemption transaction on a point of sale terminal: A method and system for performing a redemption transaction at a point-of sale terminal. The cardholder initiates the transaction using a redemption card. The terminal obtains a transaction amount, a private currency, and an exchange rate. The transaction amount is converted into a transaction amount miles equivalent using the exchange... Agent: Mastercard International Incorporated
20110320252 - Apparatus and method for redeeming an incentive on a wireless device: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to collect a first wireless internet protocol address associated with a wireless client device that initiates an invoked offer. The first wireless internet protocol address is associated with incentive identification information corresponding to the invoked offer. An application invocation page is... Agent: Mobile Media Solutions, Inc.
20110320253 - Delivery, organization, and redemption of virtual offers from the internet, interactive-tv, wireless devices and other electronic means: Disclosed are methods and systems for redeeming virtual coupons by associating the coupons with a consumer and a payment system associated with the consumer. In some embodiments, the method includes offering promotional offers to one or more of consumers, such that the promotional offers are associated with one or more... Agent:
20110320254 - Product marketing utilizing browsing history: A computer implemented method markets a particular product in an e-commerce system. A web page server receives a request for a current web page that displays a particular product. The request is accompanied by an authorization indicium to retrieve a content of a previous web page that offered the particular... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320255 - System and method for method for administering a website promotional code and ensuring integrity of same: The present invention provides a method of administering a promotional code that is used to earn incentives but is unable to be shared among individual users. A promotional code is generated and is placed on a website that is affiliated with or connected to a rewards redemption website, but when... Agent:
20110320256 - City parking services with area based loyalty programs: Apparatus and methods related providing city services, such as parking, are described. Methods and apparatus for providing parking rewards programs are described. The methods and apparatus can include maintaining accounts for participants in the rewards program, tracking purchases of parking and other participant activities and determining parking awards based upon... Agent:
20110320257 - Delivery, organization, and redemption of virtual offers from the internet, interactive-tv, wireless devices and other electronic means: Disclosed are methods and systems for redeeming virtual coupons by associating the coupons with a consumer and a payment system associated with the consumer. In some embodiments, the method includes distributing the enabled promotional offers, from one or more source sites, via the electronic contact addresses for the plurality of... Agent:
20110320258 - Store solutions: Disclosed are systems and methods that time correlate input at a point of entry of consumer data of least two identifications for products, prescriptions, vouchers, or codes, uses positive correlation determinations for triggering output of predetermined information. The time correlation of identifications may be used to build a time correlation... Agent:
20110320246 - Program, system and method for linking community programs and merchants in a marketing program: The present invention is a system, data access management utility and a method of generating links between local merchants and a marketing system. For example, the marketing system may be that disclosed in PCT Patent Application No. PCT/CA2009/001605. The present invention may be operable to register members, merchants, community programs,... Agent: Edatanetworks Inc
20110320247 - Systems and methods for automated mass media commerce: Systems and methods for implementing point of advertising purchasing include using mass media publications configured for or containing service, product or vendor transmittable signals, such as from radio frequency identification tags. In a preferred arrangement, a consumer perceiving an advertisement of the mass media publication may activate a reader in... Agent: Harvest One Media, LLC
20110320259 - Location based advertising system and method: A computer-implemented location based advertising method is provided. The method includes receiving advertising information and an indication of a physical location associated with the advertising information. The advertising information is transmitted to a first client associated with a first user. Entrance to the physical location is detected by either the... Agent: Wavemarket, Inc.
20110320260 - Cross-media campaigns with bias adjustment and attribution modeling: A method for determining advertising effectiveness of cross-media campaigns provided. The effectiveness of the combined campaign is plotted, and the effects of different media are isolated. Examining complementary effects and synergies are examined, and a dollar-for-dollar comparison for each of the media is performed. This dollar-for-dollar comparison may include a... Agent: Marketing Evolution
20110320262 - Multichannel digital marketing platform: A method and system optimizes investments for each marketing channel of a multichannel marketing campaign. Past optimal investments are compared to current sales or profits for each marketing channel, and a new optimal investment is estimated for each marketing channel, which may be used as a marketing budget. A marketing... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited
20110320261 - Quality scoring system for internet advertising loci: An Internet advertising locus scoring system including a locus metrics database, a locus parameters database, a scoring engine and a system controller coupled to the locus metrics database, the locus parameters database and the scoring engine. The locus metrics database and the locus parameters database may be at least partially... Agent:
20110320263 - Advertising effectiveness measuring apparatus, advertising effectiveness measuring method, program, and electronic advertising apparatus: Disclosed herein is an advertising effectiveness measuring apparatus, including: a display information acquisition portion configured to acquire display information representing whether or not an advertising content of a predetermined product was displayed in each of unit time slots; a purchaser information acquisition portion configured to acquire purchaser information representing the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110320264 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320265 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320266 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320267 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320268 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320269 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320270 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320271 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320274 - Method for display offline, targeted, individually scheduled advertisements in any desktop display: The present invention relates to a method for displaying viewer targeted, offline advertisements in any desktop/display via a software installed in a user computer, displaying the said advertisements in a collapsible, movable, dynamic sized window(s) named active ad window on the said user's desktop, without interfering in any functionality of... Agent:
20110320273 - Serving content based on conversations: Keywords may be extracted from conversations, such as Instant Messaging (IM) conversations, and content may be served based on the extracted keywords. In one example, an analysis component runs on a machine alongside a conversation application, such as an IM client. The analysis component compares words in the conversation with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320272 - System and method for advertisement of brand specific content on a media player graphical user interface: A system and method for customizing a media player graphical user interface integrated to a website for advertising one or more brand-specific content along with the streaming digital media content provided by the website. The system and method includes dynamically incorporating brand specific content into the media player graphic user... Agent: Vdopia, Inc.
20110320275 - Advertising proximity route selection: A request for route information to a destination is received by a route processing module. Available routes to the destination are determined in response to receiving the request. It is determined, for at least one available route to the destination, whether the available route provides proximity to at least one... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320276 - System and method for online media recommendations based on usage analysis: An online recommendation system, method and computer program product for recommending on-line item(s) including a recommended a usage for the on-line item(s). The recommendation method includes capturing, for one or more users at a respective client device, usage characteristics of each users' navigation to and use of one or more... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320277 - Network-based information and advertising system: A network-connected server has software executing from a machine-readable medium for providing functionality, a web page with links to one or more further pages providing information or services related to a first enterprise hosting the server, an interface for communicating with a computerized appliance accessing the web page with a... Agent:
20110320278 - Glasses-free 3d advertising system and method: A glasses-free 3D advertising system and method wherein a number of wireless electronic digital 3D/2D video advertising players 10 are each located at a respective point-of-product display of consumer goods, detects the presence of an anonymous shopper proximate to the displayed consumer goods, and upon the shopper remaining at that... Agent:
20110320283 - Methods, systems, and products for monitoring service usage: Usage information is received that describes usage of communication services by a communications device. The usage information is compared to monitoring criteria. When the monitoring criteria is satisfied, an electronic notification message is sent to the communications device. The electronic notification message when a communications service is initiated and before... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110320279 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320280 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320281 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320282 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110320284 - Market for social promotion of digital goods: A social network marketplace may monitor communications between an advertiser and a consumer by generating signatures for communications and tracking those signatures through social network communications until a sale may be consummated. The marketplace may monitor the transactions to determine a user's influence on other users. A user's influence may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320285 - Entropic market saturation system and method: The disclosed subject matter relates to methods, systems, and computer-usable storage mediums for generating competitive advertising bids for smaller geographic markets within a larger geographic market, based on bids for the larger market.... Agent: Adknowledge, Inc.
20110320286 - System and method for integrating an ad banner with a calling application: A method, a system and a module method of creating enhanced banners, each comprising content and functionality of an original ad banner (e.g. rich media file) and a calling application enabling users to initiate a call with an advertiser, associated with the original and enhanced banners. The system, module and... Agent: Callingbanners Ltd.
20110320287 - Method and apparatus for providing streaming media programs and targeted advertisements compatibly with http live streaming: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for providing advertisements with a media program transmitted to a user device are described. Different versions of a media program and advertisements are generated and segmented, and transmitted to a media player individually, allowing different advertisements to be selected for... Agent: Hulu LLC
20110320288 - Method for playing contents: A method for playing contents is disclosed. The method for playing contents includes the contents providing system receiving a selection of a first contents from a device, playing at least one of a second contents before the first contents plays or while the first contents is playing, outputting information requesting... Agent: Thinkpool Co. Ltd.
20110320290 - Augmented reality money transfer: According to the invention, a system for performing a money transfer between a sender an a recipient through the use of an augmented reality enabled device is disclosed. The system may include a first mobile device associated with a first entity. The first mobile device may be configured to detect... Agent: The Western Union Company
20110320293 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for facilitating in-store or near-store ordering and payment of goods and services through a single-tap of a near field communication (nfc) device: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for facilitating in-store or near-store ordering and payment of goods and/or services through a single tap of a near field communication (NFC) device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system can include a smart poster locatable in an area that is accessible to a... Agent:
20110320289 - Mobile payment system: An apparatus for engaging in wireless commercial transactions includes a mobile phone equipped with a dedicated actuator for initiating a commercial transaction, and an optical input for receiving information concerning prices of goods; a network hub for wireless exchange information between a commercial establishment and said mobile phone within the... Agent:
20110320291 - Systems and methods for asynchronous mobile authorization of credit card purchases: An exemplary system includes an asynchronous transaction authorization (“ATA”) subsystem configured to record prior approval of transaction parameters from the account holder(s) and approve a transaction with congruent parameters within a subsequent defined time period. If the parameters of a transaction attempt have not been previously authorized by the account... Agent:
20110320292 - Systems and methods for obtaining debit card customer approval of overdraft fees: A method for approving a transaction requested by a debit card customer at a point of sale (POS) terminal when completion of the transaction will overdraft a bank account with which the debit card is associated and the debit card customer is permitted to overdraft the bank account is disclosed.... Agent:
20110320294 - Active budget control: A system and method that assists a customer with budgeting includes receiving, at a processor, customer input indicating the customer's desire to create one or more budgeting accounts each defined to correspond with one or more items included in a customer spending budget. The method also includes receiving, at a... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110320295 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) payment terminal with display-embedded rfid antenna: The subject matter described herein includes an RFID payment terminal with a display-embedded antenna. According to one aspect, an RFID payment terminal with a display-embedded antenna includes a display for graphically displaying payment information to a user. An RFID antenna is embedded in a portion of the display used for... Agent:
20110320296 - Methods and apparatus for self-service checkout: A context aware process is utilized to speed self-checkout. In one aspect, such a process is utilized to simplify response to a weight mismatch condition where a produce scale weight and a bagging scale weight for an item differs by more than a predetermined amount. Other examples of the application... Agent:
20110320297 - Prepaid card processing device, prepaid card processing system, and processing method for a prepaid card device: A processing system for managed prepaid cards can be introduced at low cost without requiring changing POS terminals. An expansion board is used connected to an activation server that activates prepaid cards, a barcode scanner, and a POS terminal. The expansion board has a product information acquisition unit that acquires... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110320298 - Pos terminal and control method: According to one embodiment, a POS terminal includes a printer, a display, a screen display section, a selection operation input section, and an issue section. The printer prints and issues a receipt related to a commodity transaction. The display displays information. The screen display section displays, on the display, a... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320299 - Method and apparatus for processing order related messages: The invention is directed to techniques for processing order messages exchanged between a client and an order server. The order messages can be for products and services that the customer orders from a vendor. The client provides the input order messages, which contain order commands in a predefined document format,... Agent:
20110320300 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for managing organized binary advertising asset markets: Binary advertising markets are developed where personalized media such as digital and even analog advertising is delivered to and accessed by audience members enabling advertisers to buy advertising for broadcast to televisions, smartphones and other types of digital devices. The market is designed to provide participants a new way to... Agent: Managed Audience Share Solutions LLC
20110320301 - System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale: A method and system are provided that enable buyers and sellers to communicate with each other and to negotiate the purchase terms of featured merchandise in a group-buying opportunity. Sellers and buyers may use various forms of on-line group-buying mechanisms in conjunction with the negotiation features of the invention. Buyers... Agent: Kashless, Inc.
20110320304 - Auction based procurement system: A method and system for performing an auction by determining a request for an item based on at least one of (i) an item to purchase, (ii) a performance specification of the item to purchase, and (iii) a term of a request for the item to purchase. The method and... Agent: Fedbid, Inc.
20110320303 - Online offer system: An online offer system is directed toward methods and devices that allow a seller to enter information about the attributes of a non-fungible good based on parameter values provided on a database. In response, an automated purchaser issues a firm offer to purchase the good at a set price.... Agent: Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc.
20110320302 - Service auction application utilizing smart phones or computer: Embodiments of the disclosed technology, by way of a bidirectional communication, allow a user of a handheld device with phone and/or data service to submit a request for bid for transport service, a registered user in a specific geography may respond to requests for bids.... Agent:
20110320310 - Method and system for conducting secure transactions: A system for conducting secure on-line transactions includes a user communication device, a third party server, and one or more merchant servers. The user communication device can communicate with one or more preapproved merchants from within a virtualized environment using a custom browser. The custom browser supports only a single... Agent:
20110320311 - Software distribution method and apparatus: The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for distributing digital information, such as software applications, to application users. By providing the digital information on unused memory space of a computer system, and providing a process for authorizing access to the information, the information can be efficiently and cost... Agent:
20110320312 - Software distribution method and apparatus: The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for distributing digital information, such as software applications, to application users. By providing the digital information on unused memory space of a computer system, and providing a process for authorizing access to the information, the information can be efficiently and cost... Agent:
20110320305 - Alternative selections for compound price quoting: Methods and systems for automated alternative selection for compound price quotes are provided. A requesting party submits a request that includes information regarding at least one specification. A database is searched based on the information provided by the request. The search results are evaluated to determine whether they meet a... Agent:
20110320315 - Method of using a code to track user access to content: A method for tracking user internet surfing involving steps of providing a computer hosting a plurality of contents stored on a computer storage medium; storing on the computer storage medium a surf code reference for each content in the plurality of contents; storing on the computer storage medium an identification... Agent: Unoweb Inc.
20110320313 - Method to provide liquid funds in the online auction and marketplace environment: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a lending system for use with electronic commerce web sites such as auction sites. A seller may receive a cash loan for items placed for sale but not yet purchased by a buyer. The seller can be required to pay back... Agent: Kabbage, Inc.
20110320314 - Optical contact loaded magnetic card: A magnetic interface card appears to be a payment card conventionally provided with an electromagnetic stripe and magnetic data tracks. A magnetic emissive element is disposed in the magnetic interface card body under the magnetic data tracks that can emit a variety of ISO-7813 track-2 data strings. A photo-sensor is... Agent:
20110320316 - Payment system and methods: Disclosed are payment system and methods.... Agent:
20110320306 - Creating and manufacturing documents that initially exceed equipment finishing capacity: Techniques described herein overcome many of the issues that have previously made the printing of a single copy of a book from a digital version unattractive and infeasible. According to one embodiment of the invention, an automated mechanism such as a computer program automatically determines whether the spine thickness of... Agent:
20110320317 - Image capture for purchases: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-implemented item identification method that includes identifying an item in an image received from a remote electronic device; transmitting search results containing information about the item for one or more vendors of the item; and transmitting... Agent: Google Inc., A Delaware Corporation
20110320318 - Context-aware shopping services on mobile: A user is alerted on their mobile devices when a desired or potentially desirable item is available for purchase. The user can provide information about what the user is interested in purchasing, such as a general item (e.g., a 32″ LCD television), a specific item (e.g., a white Apple iPad2),... Agent:
20110320307 - Context-influenced application recommendations: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for recommending content based on context such as location. In one aspect, a method includes receiving data that references a location of a mobile device, selecting, from among multiple, different applications that are available in an online... Agent: Google Inc.
20110320308 - Methods and apparatus for managing tote orders: Methods and apparatus for managing tote deliveries by a tote delivery service. The tote delivery service directs delivery of items ordered by customers via a network site to delivery addresses corresponding to the customers in reusable totes on upcoming tote delivery days. A user interface to the network site may... Agent:
20110320309 - Systems and methods for managing orders made via a computer network: A system and method for allowing a user to schedule pickup of an ordered item provides a user interface having user interface elements for allowing a user to specify a frequency with which an order is it to be picked up, for informing a user as to availability of the... Agent: Sears Brands, LLC
20110320321 - Establishing and utilizing custom prices between a customer and a manufacturer: Establishing and utilizing custom prices between a customer and a manufacturer. A plurality of product catalogs may be stored. Information regarding special pricing agreements for a plurality of customers may be established and stored. The special pricing agreement information may specify special pricing for certain products. Customer identification information may... Agent:
20110320320 - Methods and apparatus for providing multiple product delivery options including a tote delivery option: Methods and apparatus for providing multiple shipping options to customers of a network site. A user interface to the network site may provide two or more shipping options to customers of the site when ordering items offered by the site. The shipping options include a tote delivery service that directs... Agent:
20110320319 - Methods, systems and machines for identifying geospatial compatibility between consumers and providers of goods or services: Geospatial compatibility between consumers and providers of goods or services is identified. The system allows consumers to find service providers with service areas encompassing their location or merchants within a desired shopping area, and allow consumers to query about consumers within a specified area, for example to identify a potential... Agent:
20110320322 - Inventory monitoring using complementary modes for item identification: A technique for inventory monitoring using complementary modes for item identification includes; storing items in known locations within a defined area; tracking a user in the defined area; detecting that the user has removed an item from its known storage location; ascertaining a first identity of the item using first... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20110320324 - Bio-photonic feedback control software and database: A process, apparatus, and method for computerized detection, tracking, and feedback control of nutritional supplements in an animal, including humans relies on Raman scattering effects on skin or other tissues to determine the content of carotenoids or other nutrients as evidenced in that skin. Serum levels of nutrients may vary... Agent: Nu Skin International, Inc.
20110320325 - Interactive online spending analysis tool: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to interactively displaying account activity. An analysis of financial transactions associated with a financial unit can be performed by a spending analysis tool, which can display the analysis via a website. The analysis can include, for example, a spending analysis and a budget... Agent: Mastercard International, Inc.
20110320323 - Pcrf-pcef-ocs interaction in wireless-wireline convergence: Various embodiments relate to a system and related method for charging an actual subscriber using a single subscriber profile. A Policy and Charging Rules Node (PCRN) may receive a message including a service request and may refer to a subscriber profile to add at least one subscriber identifier (ID) to... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Canada Inc.
20110320326 - Systems and methods for selecting a billing group in an internet protocol environment: A IP telephony service allows customers to form user groups. Each user group can include multiple members, each of whom have their own telephony device. Each user group is assigned a unique group identifier, which can be a telephone number. As a result, a single telephony device belonging to a... Agent:
20110320329 - process and system for providing real-time processing service: The present invention relates to a process and system for providing real-time processing service is described. In one embodiment, the process includes selecting a service as desired by an applicant, submitting a preliminary application for extracting available offers associated with the selected service, extracting the available offers associated with the... Agent:
20110320327 - Backward/forward trading contracts based on reit-based pure property return indexes: The present disclosure is directed to a method of approximating prices in a private property market. First, REIT return data is compiled from each REIT of a plurality of REITs at a predetermined frequency. Then, the REIT return data is processed according to exposures to each of a plurality of... Agent:
20110320328 - Price indexing: Transactions involving assets that share a common characteristic are represented as respective data points associated with values of the assets, the data points including transaction value information, the data points theoretically excluding data points that are outside defined cutoffs, the cutoffs being defined so that effectively no data points are... Agent: Radar Logic Inc.
20110320331 - System and method for submitting an offer to purchase over a network-based commerce facility: A system and method to facilitate a transaction in a network-based commerce facility is provided. The method includes presenting a plurality of listings to a user, and monitoring selection of one of the plurality of listings by the user. Thereafter, the user is provided with an indication of an equivalent... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110320330 - Systems and methods for issuing and maintaining a bond: According to some embodiments, a bond is issued to an investor in exchange for value. The bond may be, for example, a tax-free municipal bond associated with (i) a spread to a pre-determined index, (ii) a nominal maturity date, (iii) an initial mandatory tender date prior to the nominal maturity... Agent:
20110320385 - Fair value model based system, method, and computer program product for valuing foreign-based securities in a mutual fund: A system and method for determining fair value prices of financial securities of international markets includes steps of selecting a universe of securities of a particular international market, computing overnight returns of each security in the selected universe over a predetermined past period of time, selecting at least one return... Agent: Itg Software Solutions, Inc.
20110320383 - Stock market filters: Seven filters are disclosed for further improving the power of the present RTS software, as well as any real time stock software with filtering capability. The first filter is for quickly searching and disclosing all recent trend box signal(s) (TBS(s)) within a specified time period, for the user, preferably less... Agent:
20110320384 - Stock market filters: Ten filters and two filter downloads are disclosed for further improving the capability of the present RTS software, as well as any real time stock software with filtering capability. The filter A is for filtering a specified list of stocks in order to find out all stocks, each having an... Agent:
20110320338 - Controlling implied markets during a stop loss trigger: A system mitigates the effects of a market spike caused by the triggering and the election of a conditional order in an automated matching system. Conditional orders submitted to a trading engine are evaluated to compare a price of an order to a predetermined price range. Matching of the orders... Agent: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
20110320332 - Farmland commoditization and contract fulfillment system: A system for commoditizing farmland, for fulfilling futures contracts and for the settlement of farmland futures contracts. The system is a computerized system that includes software code that inputs selected soil data for a tract of land, inputs property boundary line data defining a parcel within the tract of land,... Agent:
20110320334 - Implied order quality: Certain embodiments of the present inventions provide implied order quality. The quality may be viewed as an indication of how much an implied order and/or an aggregate quality for implied orders may be relied upon. Certain embodiments utilize various techniques for determining a quality for an implied order. Certain embodiments... Agent: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
20110320339 - Method and interface for historical display of market information: Trading software may receive information from an exchange. The trading software may track historical bid and ask information for a tradeable object. The trading software may display historical market depth information for the tradeable object on a trading screen.... Agent: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
20110320335 - Method, language, and system for parallel algorithmic trading and overseeing trading activity: The invention provides: methods, languages, and systems for parallel algorithmic trading of financial instruments. Each instrument of interest is included in a parallel list, in a reference list, or in both lists. Market data messages are decoded by parallel threads and converted into data series. The number of the threads... Agent:
20110320336 - System and a method for generating market input: Provided is a system and a method for entering market actions into an automated exchange system (200). More specifically the automated exchange system (200) and the method enables automatic generation of input data messages comprising new, altered or cancelled orders and, or, quotes to be sent to a matching module... Agent: Omx Technology Ab
20110320337 - System and method for displaying a constant time selection context menu interface: A system and method are provided for a context menu pop-up interface. In one embodiment, the context menu interface may be activated in relation to a second interface, and may include a plurality of selection areas organized around a central selection area. In a preferred embodiment, the sizes of each... Agent: Trading Technologies International Inc.
20110320333 - System and methods for valuing and trading intangible properties and instruments: A system and methods providing an exchange network for valuing and trading of intangible instruments, such as one or more rights to an intangible property including a given intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets and/or the rights of publicity). The system and methods permits a party to... Agent: Ocean Tomo LLC
20110320341 - Methods and systems for improving timely loan repayment by controlling online accounts, notifying social contacts, using loan repayment coaches, or employing social graphs: A system and method is disclosed to increase the likelihood of timely repayment of a loan by obtaining access to a qualified attribute of a borrower by a first computer component, monitoring by a second computer component for a financial event associated with the loan to the borrower, and taking... Agent: Sociogramics, Inc.
20110320342 - Methods and systems for improving timely loan repayment by controlling online accounts, notifying social contacts, using loan repayment coaches, or employing social graphs: A system and method is disclosed to increase the likelihood of timely repayment of a loan by obtaining access to a qualified attribute of a borrower by a first computer component, monitoring by a second computer component for a financial event associated with the loan to the borrower, and taking... Agent: Sociogramics, Inc.
20110320340 - System and method for data collection, storage and analysis for use in managing risk associated with lending portfolio assets: A computer-assisted, automated method and system for combining loan and asset data in a data warehouse, which provides an early warning system for potential risks and a facility for portfolio and market analysis. The system provides online access, data manipulation, analytical capabilities and report production. The system continuously monitors the... Agent:
20110320348 - Community gift system, information processing method, and information processing program: An organizer freely designates a purpose, forms a community, very easily and efficiently collects money from participants, and gives a gift. To accomplish this, a community gift system that, when giving a gift to a specified recipient, allows an organizer and participants to form a community and collect money in... Agent:
20110320346 - Computerized system and method for providing a market stabilized investment product: The present invention provides a method and system for providing a market stabilized financial vehicle. The method and system includes calculating a growth cap rate and loss protection rate associated with a market stabilized financial vehicle, wherein the growth cap rate and loss protection rate are linked to an indexed... Agent:
20110320344 - Evolving payment device: A computer apparatus is provided that comprises processor and a computer-readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer readable medium comprises code executable by the processor for implementing a method that comprises receiving a first indication at a computer apparatus that an evolving token has been used in a first... Agent:
20110320347 - Mobile networked payment system: A mobile payment platform and service provides a fast, easy way to make payments by users of mobile devices. The platform also interfaces with nonmobile channels and devices such as e-mail, instant messenger, and Web. In an implementation, funds are accessed from an account holder's mobile device such as a... Agent: Obopay, Inc.
20110320343 - Payment link: In one embodiment, an intended recipient of money transmits a payment link created by the recipient to an intended sender of money, where the link contains a locator to a site of a payment provider, information about the recipient (e.g., email address), and the amount of money to be sent.... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110320345 - Smart wallet: A user's smart phone is used for payments and holding information, similar to what is contained in a physical wallet. Depending on transaction details, user preferences, and location, one or more “best” funding instruments for the transaction are selected for the user, who may then revise if desired. Access to... Agent: Ebay, Inc.
20110320349 - Rental property payment system: A system operated by a non-bank financial institution (NBFI) for receiving and processing payments made by renters to property management companies, and method of use therefor, are disclosed. The NBFI provides an electronic payment platform for accepting payments from renters of one or more rental communities owned or managed by... Agent:
20110320350 - Transaction product with a plurality of cards: A transaction product includes a housing and a plurality of cards. The housing defines a storage chamber and a substantially planar exterior surface facing away from the storage chamber. The housing is configured to repeatedly open and close to selectively provide access to the storage chamber and includes a machine-readable... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20110320351 - Method and system for performing a cash transaction with a self-service financial transaction terminal: A method and system for performing a cash transaction with a self-service financial transaction terminal makes use of computer hardware and software that allows a financial institution cardholder to authorize a recipient to withdraw a specified amount of cash at an ATM of the particular financial institution. The cardholder can... Agent: Citicorp Development Center, Inc.
20110320352 - Biometrically secured user input for forms: Systems and methods for collecting biometrically secured financial form data from a user are described. A user input device may receive biometric data from the user. The user may be presented with a visual medium. The visual medium may contain a plurality of fields for information necessary to conduct a... Agent: The Western Union Company
20110320356 - Card transaction system and method on on-line and/or off-line: A system and method for allowing a user to have card transactions on-line and/or off-line with a non-rechargeable electronic money card are provided. The card transaction system includes a card issuing unit which allocates a unique card number to each card and sets a card account corresponding to the card... Agent: Ebestcard, Ltd.
20110320353 - Multi-user device with information capture capabilities: Methods and systems, related to a biometrically secured user input device for conducting a transaction are described. The user input device may comprise a biometric authentication device. At the biometrically secured user input device, a biometric sample may be received from a user. The biometrically secured user input device may... Agent: The Western Union Company
20110320354 - Systems and methods for asynchronous mobile authorization of credit card purchases: An exemplary system includes an asynchronous transaction authorization (“ATA”) subsystem configured to record prior approval of transaction parameters from the account holder(s) and approve a transaction with congruent parameters within a subsequent defined time period. If the parameters of a transaction attempt have not been previously authorized by the account... Agent:
20110320355 - Value transfer with identity database: A value transfer system and methods are disclosed. A sending entity may initiate a cross-border value transfer by authenticating with an authentication system, where the authentication system communicates with an identity database populated with profiles for the sending entity and a recipient entity that contain government data, where the government... Agent:
20110320358 - System and method for real-time and online straight-through processing and presentment of checks: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on a non-transitory medium, are disclosed for real-time and/or online straight-through processing, including the forward presentment and return processes of checks and other electronic payment instruments. In one aspect, an image file and transit item associated with a payment item received at a... Agent: Argo Data Resource Corporation
20110320357 - System and method for real-time straight through processing and real-time presentment of checks: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are disclosed for real-time, straight-through processing and real-time presentment of checks and other electronic payment instruments. In one aspect, an image file associated with a payment item received at a first financial institution is generated. The generated... Agent: Argo Data Resource Corporation
20110320359 - secure communication method and device based on application layer for mobile financial service: A secure communication method and device based on application layer for mobile financial service. According to the invention, the exchanged messages in the financial transaction are few, and the requirement for the processing capability of the mobile terminal is low. The invention uses the digital signature technology for information abstract... Agent:
20110320360 - Method for recycling materials: A method for recycling materials comprising the steps of generating a first revenue stream by forming a contract via a computer between an advertiser and a promoter for recycling bags printed with the advertiser's promotions and/or advertisements, manufacturing the branded recycle bags based on the specifications in the contract and... Agent:
20110320362 - System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale: A method and system are provided that enable buyers and sellers to communicate with each other and to negotiate the purchase terms of featured merchandise in a group-buying opportunity. Sellers and buyers may use various forms of on-line group-buying mechanisms in conjunction with the negotiation features of the invention. Buyers... Agent: Kashless, Inc.
20110320363 - System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale: A method and system are provided that enable buyers and sellers to communicate with each other and to negotiate the purchase terms of featured merchandise in a group-buying opportunity. Sellers and buyers may use various forms of on-line group-buying mechanisms in conjunction with the negotiation features of the invention. Buyers... Agent: Kashless, Inc.
20110320364 - System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale: A method and system are provided that enable buyers and sellers to communicate with each other and to negotiate the purchase terms of featured merchandise in a group-buying opportunity. Sellers and buyers may use various forms of on-line group-buying mechanisms in conjunction with the negotiation features of the invention. Buyers... Agent: Kashless, Inc.
20110320361 - Systems and methods for providing valid responses to requests for quotations: Systems and methods for providing valid responses to requests for quotations are provided. In one embodiment of the invention, a system according to the invention preferably includes a server. The server includes a server storage device and a server processor connected to the server storage device. The server storage device... Agent:
20110320366 - Computer-implemented system and method for transparently interfacing with legacy line of business applications: A computer-implemented system and method for transparently interfacing with legacy line of business applications is provided. A plurality of legacy line of business applications execute on a line of business server platform. A connector is interfaced to each legacy line of business application. Each legacy line of business application implements... Agent:
20110320365 - Product management system that extracts modifications: A product management system receives one or modifications of a product, and separating the one or more modifications into two collections. The first collection includes one or more modifications that require approval. The second collection includes the one or more modifications. The product management system adds each modification from the... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110320367 - Method to appraise a patent asset and a system to recommend action to owner: A method for appraising patent includes: determining a set of static factors and a set of dynamic factors for evaluating a set of patents; determining a vector of weighted values for the set of static factors and the set of dynamic factors for each patent in the set of patents;... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320368 - Determining environmental impact: Disclosed embodiments relate to determining environmental impact. For example, a method for determining environmental impact may include receiving, by an electronic device, environmental information indicative of an aggregate environmental impact of an activity performed by multiple entities, receiving, by the electronic device, financial information related to an entity's association with... Agent:
20110320369 - Project management: A method of managing preset and bespoke projects efficiently within a collaborative environment that utilises intranets and or the internet to convey data and messages. In one expression of utility a method of commercialising of proposed intellectual property rights comprising five steps is disclosed. The steps are identifying and protecting... Agent:
20110320370 - System and method for providing remote representation: The embodiments of the present invention provide novel systems and methods for providing on call real-time remote legal services by utilizing wireless audio and video components that also allow for two-way communication. The embodiments enable an individual to have access to legal representation and consult with legal counsel at the... Agent:
20110320371 - Appointment-offer-notification system and method: A method for managing multiple listing service (MLS) communications relating to real estate property listings includes managing a network of computers associated with MLS member to enable member access to a repository of information for real estate properties listed under contract with the MLS where listings for real estate property... Agent:
20110320372 - Showing management system to automatically match and control electronic lockboxes: A showing management system for programmatically matching a specific electronic lockbox with a specific Listing ID, whereby lockbox access data from an electronic lockbox are matched with showing appointment records maintained in the showing management system to complete the lockbox access records when the Listing ID for a particular showing... Agent:
20110320374 - Methods and collective reasoning framework for complex decision making: A computer-based method for building a framework to be utilized in collaborative decision making related to a topic of interest is provided. The method includes defining a collaborative framework space in a memory to store data relating to the topic of interest, selecting individuals within a community of interest to... Agent:
20110320373 - Product conversations among social groups: Conversations about products and product areas arise among users who also participate in social networks. These conversations often occur over generalized communications channels, such as email or social network messages, which may be unstructured and ephemeral. Such conversations may be promoted among the users of a social group (such as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320375 - Sports matchmaker systems: The Sports Matchmaker System provides an improved method for arranging sporting events and non-sporting events between unacquainted people. It provides a system for matching persons publicly offering to participate in particular sporting or social events with other persons desiring to participate in similar sporting or social events. The system also... Agent:
20110320376 - Methods and apparatus for returning items via a tote delivery service: Methods and apparatus for managing tote deliveries by a tote delivery service. The tote delivery service directs delivery of items ordered by customers via a network site to delivery addresses corresponding to the customers in reusable totes on upcoming tote delivery days. The totes are reusable totes configured to be... Agent:
20110320377 - Autonomous communication in shipping: The invention provides a system and method for the autonomous wireless communication between a service provider device and a customer device. The customer device may notify the service provider device whether the customer has work to be performed by the service provider. The service provider device may provide information to... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
20110320378 - Document management system and method: A system for managing documents at an electronic data repository includes an electronic data repository that is accessed by a plurality of parties that are remote from a repository and from each other and that have a roll in a transaction. A computer program receives a document from a first... Agent:
20110320379 - Ad-hoc wireless communication network using price checking stations: A technique for operating an ad-hoc wireless communication network includes providing 400 a plurality of price checking stations 102 having wireless communication capabilities, designating 402 one of the price checking stations 102 as a master station in the ad-hoc network, and designating the remaining stations as slave stations 100, and... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20110320380 - Video content recommendations: Video content recommendations are described. In embodiments, a request for a recommendation of video content is received from a client device, and the recommendation includes identifiers of video assets for an optimal viewing schedule for a user. A utility of each video asset can be determined that indicates a social... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320381 - Business driven combination of service oriented architecture implementations: Systems, methods, apparatuses and program products configured to provide information technology (IT) system combination strategies are described. An explicit model of business to IT dependency is described and utilized by the systems and methods described to expose trade-offs in different combination alternatives, thus assisting in making proactive choices regarding business... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110320382 - Business process analysis method, system, and program: A business process analysis method, system, and program. The technique includes processing to simplify a log, processing to refine a regular grammar on the basis of the simplified log, and processing to generate a workflow on the basis of the resultant refined regular grammar, each processing being performed through computer... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation12/22/2011 > 174 patent applications in 86 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110313779 - Augmentation and correction of location based data through user feedback: User feedback such as “crowd sourcing” is utilized for supplementing and correcting augmented location information like augmented maps and/or street view images. User feedback on missing or incorrect information is elicited through “treasure hunt” style augmented reality games, monetary or similar rewards, and comparable incentives. Various mechanisms such as authentication... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313780 - Method for acquiring information from various parties, for preserving and perpetuating said information and for making it available to descendants and future generations for their use: We present a method for providing a service to various parties (e.g. regular people, institutions, organizations, associations of all kinds) for keeping the information that these parties want (e.g. personal information, medical, journalistic, historic, economical, scientific, technical and concerning any other activity and organization) such that this information is available... Agent:
20110313781 - System and methods for creation and management of award-based cross promotions: A system and related methods for creating and managing award-based cross promotions (ABCP) online are disclosed. An ABCP management system can allow sponsor entities (e.g. merchants) or an ABCP campaign organizer to create and specify details of a particular ABCP campaign, which is designed to be jointly funded by multiple... Agent:
20110313784 - Healthcare information communication system: A healthcare information communication system is configured to send automated messages to patients of a medical practice based, at least in part, on data stored on a practice management system. Integration between components of the healthcare information communication system and the practice management system including a health information management system... Agent:
20110313782 - Integrated clinical trial workflow system: A computer-based system configured to present a user interface that enables a user to access multiple clinical trial systems via a common secure web-based interface. Data integration and reconciliation achieved using an integration platform, in which multiple clinical trial systems are connected to a central messaging hub, provides an integrated... Agent: Parexel International Corporation
20110313785 - Satori integrated health & financial benefits system and method: A shared medical savings system and method are provided that allow a patient to participate in the savings generated by selecting to have a medical procedure performed overseas. The system has one or more computing devices, a link that is capable of connecting the one or more computing devices to... Agent: Satori World Medical, Inc.
20110313783 - Transportation mode determination in non-mass casualty triage: Transportation mode determination in non-mass casualty triage is provided and involves receiving, from incident personnel at a casualty scene, patient screening information for a victim or victims at the casualty scene. Location screening information for the victim or victims is also established and received. Victim eligibility for Medevac transport is... Agent: Thinksharp, Inc.
20110313789 - Electronic patient monitoring system: An electronic patient monitoring system comprising a monitoring client module configured to receive real time data from monitoring devices connected to a patient, and historical information pertaining to the patient's physical characteristics, past medical history, current medications, drug allergies, among other information; the monitoring client capable of processing this information... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership
20110313786 - Method and system for medical treatment review: A method of medical treatment review. The method can include the steps of receiving patient data into a patient database in which the patient data at least includes a diagnosis of the patient and providing one or more treatment protocols for the patient for selection by a treating provider in... Agent:
20110313790 - Method of delivering decision suport systems (dss) and electronic health records (ehr) for reproductive care, pre-conceptive care, fertility treatments, and other health conditions: Provided are methods of delivering decision support systems (DSSs) to healthcare providers, patients, and/or consumers with or without integrated electronic health records (EHRs) for reproductive care and other health conditions. The DSS platforms of the present invention include predication models based upon de-identified data sets and customized algorithms that may... Agent: Univfy, Inc.
20110313787 - Operating system: A new and improved operating system is described. The system enables a user to receive information in many different types of formats and converts them into a uniform format. The system can also use the information to fill out forms in different types of formats, and then send them to... Agent:
20110313788 - Readmission risk assesment: A readmission risk prediction model is generated and used for identifying patients having elevated risk of readmission and determining inpatient treatment and outpatient activities based on readmission risk. Readmission risk prediction models may be generated for a variety of different clinical conditions using logistic regression techniques. When a patient is... Agent: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
20110313791 - System and method for a health campaign manager: A system and method for a campaign manager. The campaign manager is a complex health management toolset that allows a health organization to create, deploy, and monitor health programs targeted to a specific patient population by any health variable. The health programs are distributed through a campaign that can include... Agent: Mytelehealthsolutions, LLC
20110313792 - System and method for a records management and permissioning system: Systems and methods for providing document management. The method includes managing a first record associated with a patient, wherein the patient controls access to the first record. In addition, a second record is managed, wherein the second record is associated with the patient. A health care provider providing care to... Agent: Mytelehealthsolutions, LLC
20110313793 - Fantasy sports insurance: A method of providing insurance to a fantasy sports participant includes receiving a request from the participant for an insurance policy covering an insured risk for an insured amount and providing an insurance policy to the participant covering the insured risk for the insured amount, in exchange for a premium.... Agent:
20110313794 - Insurance coverage validation: A method of evaluating insurance coverage under a policy of insurance, including receiving first insurance claim information associated with an insurance claim, outputting a representative portion of the insurance policy, receiving second insurance claim information in response to the output representative portion of the insurance policy and generating an insurance... Agent:
20110313795 - System and method for electronic policyholder review using dynamic interviews: A policyholder report may be obtained by an insurer from an insured through a series of questions presented by an automated, electronic system. The insured may access the system through a portal, such as a graphical user interface, which may ask the insured a dynamic series of account and/or risk-based... Agent:
20110313796 - System and method for processing data related to longevity insurance: The present invention provides a life insurance product known as longevity insurance. Longevity insurance mitigates longevity risk, the risk that an individual will outlive his or her assets. More specifically, the purchase of longevity insurance guarantees an individual a predetermined, periodic income payment for the life of the purchaser. The... Agent: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
20110313797 - Context aware office space locator: The system and method provide an efficient system for scheduling office space at a site. A request is received to schedule an office space at the site. Communications and/or relationships with the person who requested the office space and other person(s) are identified. A communication can be any type of... Agent: Avaya Inc.
20110313799 - Distribution services reservation integration: Systems according to embodiments of the present invention include a core adapter module configured to receive reservation information from a reservation system in a first format useable by the reservation system, a web service module configured to identify a provider system based on the reservation information and to place the... Agent: Rtp, LLC
20110313798 - Short-term housing rental management system and method: As will be discussed in greater detail herein, a short-term housing rental management system and method provides tools for housing property managers, owners, renters, and others to better facilitate processes involved with offering and renting housing on a short-term basis. The system adds a more dynamic nature to pricing to... Agent: Escapia, Inc.
20110313800 - Systems and methods for impact analysis in a computer network: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a computer-implemented apparatus and method is provided for determining the impact of certain actions on the performance of a pre-specified or modeled system is provided. A manifest variable database is utilized for storing manifest variable data relating to user interaction with... Agent:
20110313801 - Distributing a task to multiple workers over a network for completion while providing quality control: Systems and methods of crowd sourcing by distributing a task over a network to multiple workers for completion while providing quality control are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of identifying an attribute of the task, the... Agent: Crowdflower, Inc.
20110313803 - Social task lists: Providing access to task lists via social communications systems is provided. A user may expose a list authoring surface and associated task lists to other users via one or more social communications systems. When another user attempts to access contents of the list authoring surface, the user attempting access may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313804 - System and method for arranging transport amongst parties through use of mobile devices: A system and method are described for enabling transportation to be arranged for individuals carrying handsets or mobile devices. In some embodiments, a customer can transmit a request for transport from a given customer geographic location. A service may handle the request by selecting a driver for the customer.... Agent:
20110313802 - System and method for task management with sub-portions and multiple sub-portion characteristic manipulation: A method and system for providing for the management of resources wherein the method and system provide an ordered collection of entries that may be selected in a plurality or group and manipulated as a plurality or group.... Agent: Appigo, Inc.
20110313805 - Customizable user interface including contact and business management features: Embodiments provide aspects of a workspace interface that includes a number of customizable business role workspaces, but are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method provides a number of role-specific workspaces as part of an integrated business development application, each role-specific workspace including role-specific ribbon tools, gadgets, and/or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313806 - Online appointment booking system: This invention relates to an online booking system and method relating to same which can be used by any user, person, business, professional or facility. More particularly this invention relates to an on line calendar system and computer implemented method for online calendar appointments; embodiments of which can be used... Agent:
20110313807 - Dimensionality reduction for global advertisement inventory optimization: Computer-readable media for determining whether to accept a candidate order from an advertiser, to display a particular number of advertisements within a specified time segment are provided. Initially, the content provider may include placement criteria that, among other things, identify a leaf supply node at which impressions of the advertisement... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313808 - Built environment management system and method: A computer-implemented method is provided for producing a capital plan for the built environment of an organization. Data relating to components of the built environment such as buildings, assets, infrastructure, systems, components, energy infrastructure, and security infrastructure can be collected. Plan items for recommended projects can be produced through analysis,... Agent: 4tell Solutions
20110313809 - System, method and program product for management of life sciences data and related research: A system, method and program product for managing data for researchers. A research data server receives and manages experimental data and research data and results from the researchers, and operates with a virtual storage device to maintain the experimental data and research data and results. A reference data access server... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110313810 - Service tracking system: A method for servicing machinery for the graphic arts industry uses at least one remote service computer, which receives a service request for a machine via a first information channel and transforms the service request into a service ticket and which receives operating data of the machine via a second... Agent: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft
20110313811 - Mobile retail store structure with inventory system: A mobile retail store structure transportable to a plurality of different locations includes a trailer construction configured both exteriorly and interiorly for housing a plurality of storage bins wherein products and/or parts can be stored. Each trailer is a self-sufficient module which includes doors at one end of the trailer... Agent: White Systems, Inc.
20110313812 - Accounting for data dependencies in process models, analysis, and management: A method and system comprising a process model analysis module to perform analysis of a process supported by a process system. The analysis is performed based on process information which includes a logical process model defining a series of activities. The process model information further includes IT system dependency information... Agent: Hcl America Inc.
20110313814 - Determining advertising effectiveness with online reach and frequency measurement: A method for determining advertising effectiveness of cross-media campaigns provided. The effectiveness of the combined campaign is plotted, and the effects of different media are isolated. Examining complementary effects and synergies are examined, and a dollar-for-dollar comparison for each of the media is performed. This dollar-for-dollar comparison may include a... Agent: Marketing Evolution
20110313813 - Method and system for estimating base sales volume of a product: A method and a system for estimating a base sales volume of a product are provided. The method includes receiving sales data of the product from one or more sales data sources. Further, the method includes identifying a plurality of independent variables from the received sales data and substituting them... Agent:
20110313815 - Systems and methods enabling marketing and distribution of products and services by product and service providers: Systems and methods are provided for distributing a product or service for a provider using a platform for distributing products or services by a plurality of providers. A platform is provided by which a plurality of providers market and provide products or services to users. Information about first activity is... Agent: Indieplaya, Inc.
20110313816 - Progress management for projects: Project progress management technology is made more objective by excluding as much human subjectivity as possible. Consideration is given to levels of importance of check items and tasks. A more accurate grasp of the progress of a project is enabled even if a significant change occurs in the middle of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110313819 - Business management system and portable terminal device: Provided is a business management system that performs a business management of a plurality of stores in a collective manner. The system includes a first terminal device, a second terminal device, and a management server. The first terminal device sets a time at which a first operation is inputted by... Agent: Mobile Systems Co., Ltd.
20110313817 - Key performance indicator weighting: The relative priorities or weightings of key performance indicators (KPIs) are objectively evaluated for a web service to facilitate determining where efforts should be made in improving the web service. A KPI-taming cost and user engagement variation is determined for each KPI. The KPI-taming cost for a KPI represents a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313818 - Web-based data analysis and reporting system for advising a health care provider: A web-based data analysis and tracking system and method for a medium to large organization. Metrics can be determined by asking pre-defined and special questions designed and modified by the facility or organization. The totality of answers to these questions represent a set of metrics that can be weighted and... Agent:
20110313820 - Using virtual currency to compensate workers in a crowdsourced task: Systems and methods for using virtual currency to compensate workers in a crowd sourced task are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of determining target accuracy in completion of the task by the online workers, computing a... Agent: Crowdflower, Inc.
20110313821 - Anti fare evasion system: A system for monitoring passengers on a vehicle includes one or more detectors for detecting passenger data including one or more passenger identification properties. A computer system receives data from the detectors and uniquely identifies each passenger based on the one or more passenger identification properties. A device receives fare... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20110313823 - Map information processing apparatus: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location... Agent:
20110313822 - Method of assessing parking fees based upon vehicle length: A method for assessing fees for parking is disclosed. The method includes providing vehicle length or information about a vehicle which is associated with the vehicles length to a parking meter or other fee collection device. The parking fee collection device communicates with an associated database containing a parking fee... Agent:
20110313824 - Method for applying gaming philosophy to crowd-sourced play-listing: A method of motivating crowd-sourcing of performance playlists. Two or more users may initiate an exchange of metadata related to playlists via playlist managing software modules running on each of their mobile devices. The users may then receive a reward for having initiated the exchange. The reward may be in... Agent:
20110313827 - Application usage rewards platform: A system and method of providing incentives for users to use computer applications. Application use by a user is tracked and participation credits are provided to the user based on the tracked use. Credits can be provided based on time of use and/or application based incentives, such as achievements in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313829 - Dynamic augmentation of electronic coupons: A commercial incentive engine and network is described that advantageously allows content and/or terms associated with a commercial incentive that has already been distributed to a consumer over a network to be dynamically augmented. The dynamic augmentation may occur responsive to one or more of revisions to the content and/or... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20110313830 - System and method for targeting transaction account product holders to receive upgraded transaction account products: Utilization of information in a closed loop data system further augments modeling while at the same time enabling customization of offers based on spend patterns. Data mining techniques are leveraged to identify rules to determine higher response rate populations. These rules are referred to herein as “triggers,” in that the... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20110313828 - Virtual sample cabinet system and method for prescription drug marketing: A computer program system, which incorporates this method, increases effectiveness of prescription drug promotions over conventional means—while increasing productivity of providers and affordability to patients. All reporting by physician offices, affiliate groups, drug manufacturers and other participating parties can be accessed through the website administration login based on capture of... Agent:
20110313831 - Method for providing electronic coupon service using communication network, and computer-readable recording medium for storing program for executing the method: The present invention provides a method for providing an electronic coupon service using a communication network, including: requesting a purchase for the electronic coupon product registered in an electronic coupon service-providing server via a purchaser terminal; enabling the electronic coupon service-providing server to generate first contract information containing a purchaser... Agent: Ebay Gmarket Co., Ltd.
20110313834 - Eliciting social search responses from sponsoring agents: A user may submit to a set of users a query relating to a commercial transaction, and may evaluate the responses provided therefrom. However, the set of users may include vendors or their representatives who might present inaccurate or misleading information in order to persuade the user to purchase the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313832 - Pricing in social advertising: Online recommendations are tracked through a forwarding service. The forwarding service can provide such statistics to an ad service, which can provide incentives to the recommending user and a consuming user. Example incentives may include an accumulation of points by the recommending user, a discount to the consuming user if... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313833 - Reconstructing the online flow of recommendations: Online recommendations are tracked through a forwarding service. For example, a user may send an email to a friend recommending a product specified at a web site identified by a URI embedded in the email. Before sending the email, the user submits the URI to a forwarding service, which returns... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313835 - Systems and methods to prevent potential attrition of consumer payment account: Systems and methods are provided to generate a tool to predict voluntary account attrition in a payment processing system. In one aspect, a computing apparatus includes: a data warehouse configured to store transaction data of accounts issued by a plurality of issuers; and at least one processor configured to calculate... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110313836 - Controlling coupon printing to multiple types of clients: A coupon distributor controls coupon distribution via a centralized coupon distribution server. The server not only distributes coupons to the various computing devices, but also tracks the number of coupons printed for any given coupon offer. The server may use the coupon printing statistics it gathers to, for example, limit... Agent:
20110313837 - System and method for an advertising, loyalty and rewards program: A system includes a server, a member portal in communication with the server, a merchant portal in communication with the server, wherein the server captures data relating to a member and the member's transactions, receives data entered by the member and processes the data to administer an advertising, loyalty and... Agent:
20110313838 - Internet strawman and user interface therefor: A system and method for implementing an intermediary to preserve user privacy and anonymity in electronic transactions. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method for facilitating a transaction between a subscriber and a vendor through an intermediary is provided. In this embodiment, the method comprises the step of receiving at... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110313839 - Controlling coupon printing using a delegated image client: A coupon distributor controls coupon distribution via a centralized coupon distribution server. The server not only distributes coupons to the various computing devices, but also tracks the number of coupons printed for any given coupon offer. The server may use the coupon printing statistics it gathers to, for example, limit... Agent:
20110313840 - System and methods for providing location based discount retailing: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide offers for goods or services based on the locations of potential customers and the geographic locations of the merchant. The offers may be limited in quantity and acceptance and redemption of the offers may be limited in time. A unique identifier may be... Agent:
20110313841 - Targeted distribution of electronic coupons: A system, method and computer program product is described that matches commercial incentives to consumers based on targeting data associated with the commercial incentive and user data associated with consumers in a manner that advantageously allows for highly-targeted delivery of commercial incentives to the consumers that are most likely to... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20110313825 - Method and apparatus for assessing the penetration of tooth cleaning elements in the gingival pocket: A method and apparatus for assessing the penetration of tooth cleaning elements into a simulated gingival pocket. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tooth shaped member, wherein at least a portion of the tooth is transparent to light; a gum member positioned on a first side of the tooth... Agent:
20110313826 - Personal electronic device (ped) operating as a commerce device onboard an aircraft and associated methods: A communications system for an aircraft includes an aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system and at least one personal electronic device (PED) carried by an aircraft passenger. The aircraft IFE system includes an IFE advertisement source, IFE passenger seat displays, and an IFE controller. The IFE controller selectively displays advertisements from... Agent: Livetv LLC
20110313842 - System and methods thereof for providing an advertisement placement recommendation based on trends: A method for bidding for an advertisement placement of an on-line advertisement. The method comprises identifying at least a trend for at least a first term appearing in at least one data source; extracting at least a second term from at least one on-line advertisement; performing a correlation analysis, responsive... Agent: Taykey Ltd.
20110313845 - Learning display parameters to maximize advertising revenue: In one embodiment, an evolving advertising system automatically optimizes internet advertising. A data storage unit 250 may store an evolving advertisement unit 320 with an advertisement characteristic according to an initial configuration parameter. A communication interface 280 may transmit the evolving advertisement unit 320 as part of a primary website... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313844 - Real-time-ready behavioral targeting in a large-scale advertisement system: A “Real-Time-Ready Analyzer” combines a data stream management system (DSMS) with a map-reduce (M-R) framework to construct a streaming map-reduce framework that is suitable for real-time Behavioral Targeting (BT) (or other temporal queries). The Real-Time-Ready Analyzer allows users to write “dual-intent” temporal analysis queries for BT. These queries are succinct... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313843 - Search advertisement targeting: Described is processing the search results obtained from a search engine to determine advertisements that match properties of those search results. For example, the URL-related information or domain-related information in the search results may be used to select an advertisement. Also described are various conditions that may need to be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313846 - Including personalized content in an advertisement: The present invention is directed to personalizing an advertisement. In an exemplary embodiment, ad-rendering instructions are received that, when executed, prompt retrieval of user-specific information (e.g., profile images, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) of a user. The user-specific information might be retrieved from an online-service provider, such as an email-exchange-service provider, a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313847 - Mapping identifiers: Systems and methods for mapping identifiers are provided. Activity logs illustrate activities and/or events associated with a plurality of identifiers. The identifiers may be registered identifiers, unregistered identifiers, or a combination thereof. When at least two identifiers share a linking attribute, the at least two identifiers may be mapped to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313848 - Metadata-enabled dynamic updates of online advertisements: Systems, methods, and computer media for dynamically updating online advertisements and providing updated online advertisements are provided. An object-oriented online advertisement is provided that has properties inherited from an advertisement class. The inherited properties include metadata fields and corresponding metadata values. The metadata fields and values determine the content, appearance,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313849 - Method and system for effective market research: To assess the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and channels, a portable user appliance is provided to each of a plurality of panel members. Each device includes a scanning module for scanning and storing a UPC code for each product purchased by a corresponding panel member, a processor, a memory, a... Agent:
20110313850 - Methods, systems, and media for reviewing content traffic: Methods, systems, and media for review content traffic are provided. In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a method, implemented on a processor, for reviewing advertisement placement on webpages is provided. The method can include: receiving a plurality of uniform resource locators (URLs) relating to the placement of... Agent:
20110313852 - Orthogonal corpus index for ad buying and search engine optimization: Systems and methods for applications of orthogonal corpus indexing (OCI), such as selecting ad words for purchase and improving visibility of web pages in search engines, are described. In one aspect, the systems and methods described herein employ OCI to recommend to an advertiser ad words for purchase. Advertisers pay... Agent: Indraweb.com, Inc.
20110313853 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110313851 - Tool for analysis of advertising auctions: A tool for off-line experimentation with auction parameters for auctions for an ad space. The tool computes, using historical bid information, values per click to advertisers competing for the ad space. The tool applies a homotopy algorithm, using these values, to predict equilibrium bids based on the values to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313854 - Online advertising valuation apparatus and method: A method comprising for determining the value provided to an advertiser through the advertiser's online advertisements. The method may begin with providing an online advertisement linked to content. A macro-context may be obtained that quantifies the affinity of the content for a plurality of domains corresponding to a semantic space.... Agent:
20110313856 - Supplemental information delivery: In some examples, the technology identifies media and provides a user with supplemental information (e.g., supplemental media, a selectable link, etc.) based on the identity of the media. In other examples, the technology identifies media and provides a consumer with an option to click on a link associated with the... Agent: Ipharro Media Gmbh
20110313855 - System, method and apparatus for automated resource allocation among multiple resource server systems: A system for automated resource allocation includes a client computer provided with a network interface, a plurality of resource server systems each provided with a network interface, and an operation server system provided with a network interface. In an embodiment, set forth by way of example and not limitation, the... Agent:
20110313857 - User centric real-time advertisement bidding: A client-based ad agent dynamically determines whether an advertisement campaign should bid on an impression for an end user and/or sets the bid price of the advertisement campaign for the impression. When an opportunity for an impression on a web page is identified, the ad agent accesses user data associated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313858 - Merchant supplied offer to a consumer within a predetermined distance: A merchant supplies a requested offer for inventory to a consumer when the consumer is within a predetermined distance from the merchant. The merchant transmits a merchant identifier, a description of the inventory of the merchant that the merchant is willing to make an offer on, the offer, and instructions... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110313860 - Methods for rendering advertisement messages by the use of a mobile communication device: A method is disclosed for rendering advertisement messages to a user of a mobile device according to the user's commercial interests determined based upon contents of voice communication. A display screen of a mobile device is used to present an advertisement message during or after a voice communication. The contents... Agent:
20110313859 - Techniques for advertiser geotargeting using map coordinates: Techniques to provide geo-targeted advertising are described. A technique may include displaying a map to an advertiser at a first zoom level. The advertiser may stay at the first zoom level or change to a second zoom level. The advertiser may also create a user-defined area of the map. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313861 - Mobile advertising relay system (mars): A mobile advertising relay system and related methods for relaying images between a designated server and one or more mobile communication devices. The system includes at least one designated server that is configured to supply images, and a database adapted to record information relating to images, users, image publishers (e.g.,... Agent: Sprezzat! Inc.
20110313862 - System for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a... Agent:
20110313864 - Method and system for presenting targeted advertisements: A method and system for presenting targeted advertisements to a subscriber includes extracting probabilistic information about subscriber activities from one or more source and processing the probabilistic information about subscriber activities to generate a subscriber characterization vector.... Agent: Prime Research Alliance E., Inc.
20110313863 - Systems and methods for opportunity-based services: Systems and methods for presenting a user with one or more forms of data, including, systems and methods of interactively searching and/or matching a user to an opportunity as well as obtaining a related score, and other information related thereto, preferably where the user has the ability to manage, utilize... Agent:
20110313865 - Ad copy quality detection and scoring: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for evaluating the quality of text within online advertisements using output from a language model are provided. The output from the language model may be used by a machine-learning algorithm to generate a quality score for an individual advertisement. The quality score may be used... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313866 - System and method for determining a value of a data-providing service upgrade: A system and a method for determining a value of an advertisement data-providing service upgrade are disclosed. The system for determining a value of an advertisement data-providing service upgrade extracts advertisement data from a database to provide an advertisement service for registering and displaying the advertisement data of an advertiser,... Agent: Nhn Business Platform Corporation
20110313868 - Order management device, expansion board, order management system including these, and a control method and program for an order management device: An order management device that is used connected to an order entry terminal and a display device, includes: a print data acquisition unit that acquires print data from the order entry terminal, the print data being data for printing an order ticket and including an identification code identifying a customer... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110313867 - System and method for managing restaurant customer data elements: This invention is a system and method for managing restaurant customer data elements.... Agent:
20110313871 - Apparatus, system, and method for facilitating a payment: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for facilitating customer payment. The apparatus includes a display module, a selection module, and a payment module. The display module displays on a display screen check details corresponding to one or more items ordered by a party made up of one or more... Agent:
20110313869 - Comprehensive online bidding and sales management system for merchant processing services: A comprehensive online bidding and sales management system and method for merchant processing services of global credit card transactions. Merchants using the system can obtain multiple bid proposals for merchant processing services from sales representatives that are automatically ranked by the system based on the best overall price (estimated monthly... Agent: Prairie Pacific Holdings, LLC
20110313872 - Information banking: A method for conducting a financial transaction can be used by a person using a mobile device to conduct the transaction. The mobile device receives information related to the person that can be used for authentication purposes, such as a PIN or biometric data. The mobile device then authenticates the... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110313870 - Initiating and enabling secure contactless transactions and services with a mobile device: A system and method for a mobile device to initiate and enable contactless transactions and services between a user of said device and remote servers controlled by a service administrator. Such device will have an application or other facility residing it for reading data embedded in an object. The present... Agent: Skycore LLC,
20110313873 - Form factor identification: A payment device, method, and apparatus configured to determine the form factor of the payment device used in a financial transaction, without requiring a different primary account number for each payment device form factor.... Agent:
20110313876 - Method and apparatus for conducting domain name service: A method for conducting Internet domain name service to users connected to the Internet comprises an automated procedure for transferring Internet domain name service from a domain name owner to a domain name manager. This method further comprises Internet sub-domain name services to prospective buyers based on domain names transferred... Agent: Hoshiko LLC
20110313874 - Method and apparatus for managing location-based transactions: An approach is provided for managing location-based transactions. A posting application determines to associate transaction information with a geographic location, the transaction information relating to one or more users. The posting application determines location information associated with respective devices of the one or more users. The posting application determines to... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110313875 - System and method of organizing secured purchasing groups for buyers of similar interests: This is a system and method of organizing secured purchasing groups (SPGs) to reduce costs and risks for both buyers and sellers by forming binding purchase offers and by selling in volume. The method includes authoring a first buyer to establish an SPG with the buyer's own terms of purchase.... Agent:
20110313877 - Method of conducting limited time offers for non-identical items and personal and professional services over the internet: A system for aggregating demand through an online buying group, which may include: (a) an e-commerce server-data processing system and configured to define a buying marketplace for a featured at least two different items by specifying the featured at least two different items for the marketplace, a time interval during... Agent:
20110313882 - System for creating and pricing aggregated bundles of combined goods and services: A computer implemented system and method for creating a bundle for purchase of multiple goods and services. A consumer is provided with choices for multiple products and services. The services may be related to one or more of the products being offered. As the consumer progresses through goods and services... Agent:
20110313885 - Custom hair coloring formulation: There is disclosed a method for custom hair coloring formulation. The method includes accepting user input of user characteristics including natural hair color, current hair coloring, hair treatments, hair coloring characteristics and hair treatment characteristics. The method further includes accepting user input of desired hair coloring and identifying a hair... Agent:
20110313883 - Management and implementation of a payment scheme: e
20110313884 - Online loan application system using borrower profile information through a background search process: Embodiments of an online credit application system are described. The online credit application system displays a solicitation page requesting user credit score information and a selection of desired loan products. Embodiments include means for receiving a request by the user to purchase an item through an online application form, the... Agent:
20110313886 - Sales system and sales management method: A sales system according to an embodiment includes a sales management device and a license management device. When a recording medium on which a digital content is recorded has been sold from a final seller to an end user through the distribution channel of the recording medium, the sales management... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110313879 - Custom hair coloring reformulation: There is disclosed a method for custom hair coloring reformulation. The method includes accepting a user login associated with previously entered user characteristics. Accepting user input of new user characteristics including natural hair color, current hair coloring, hair treatments, hair coloring characteristics and hair treatment characteristics. The method further includes... Agent:
20110313878 - Made-to-order direct digital manufacturing enterprise: Methods and systems for designing and producing a three-dimensional object selection of a base three-dimensional object from a customer device. A base three-dimensional model corresponding to the object is displayed on the customer device, and one or more custom modifications are received. A modified three-dimensional model corresponding to the modified... Agent:
20110313887 - System and method for identifying digital media content and downloading the content or a portion thereof to a mobile device: A system and method are provided for identifying an article of commerce, e.g., digital media content, and downloading all or part of content related to the article of commerce to mobile devices such as portable digital media players and/or mobile phone devices. The present disclosure will enable a user to... Agent: Lmr Inventions, LLC
20110313880 - System and method for selecting transportation resources: Embodiments of the present invention include various steps, which will be described below. The steps may be embodied in machine-executable instructions. The instructions can be used to cause a general-purpose or special-purpose processor to perform certain steps. Alternatively, these steps may be performed by specific hardware components that contain hardwired... Agent:
20110313881 - Automated system for managing baby care products: A method, in a computer-based online system having a memory, for managing an account for purchasing baby care products by a particular user, wherein the account is for use with a particular category of baby care products, including diapers.... Agent:
20110313890 - Method and system for distributing digital books: A method is provided in which a user, in dependence upon purchasing a physical copy of a first book, receives a code comprising an identifier of the first book. The code is provided to an electronic device associated with the user, via an input portion thereof A communication session is... Agent:
20110313891 - Method of facilitating value-based bartering over the internet: A method, apparatus, and system of facilitating value-based bartering over the internet are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system of e-commerce includes a computer network, a server to host a market place website, a listing module to enable an entity to assign a specified value to a good and to... Agent:
20110313889 - Streaming downloadable disc jockey mixed music: The present invention includes certain features such as a business method for a professional disc jockey company to sell streaming music that he has professionally “mixed” or “transitioned” over the Internet. This downloadable streaming music disc jockey service acts perfectly for customers that want the sound of a disc jockey,... Agent:
20110313888 - Supplier dynamic reference systems and methods: Systems and methods for a supplier dynamic reference are provided. Some embodiments include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor for storing instructions. In various embodiments, the memory stores instructions causing the processor to provide product information to a consumer, process data to determine that the consumer wants... Agent:
20110313892 - Method and system for upselling to a user of a digital book lending library: A method is disclosed where an e-book lending library is provided. The lending library includes data relating to one of license data relating to a plurality of e-books and a plurality of e-books. A request to borrow a first e-book of the plurality of e-books for a predetermined finite period... Agent:
20110313893 - Management and control system for a designated functional space having at least one portal: A control and management system for defined areas such as loading docks, fire stations, and other designated defined areas, employs a card reader, vehicle sensing loop detectors and electric eyes, entrance door sensors and operators, truck securement devices, cameras, a control system with memory, and a wireless connection or internet/intranet... Agent:
20110313894 - System and method for surgical pack manufacture, monitoring, and tracking: A wrapped surgical pack (400) includes a plurality of adhesive bindings (301,302) that retain an identification device (305) against an outer wrap (201) of the wrapped surgical pack (400). The identification device (305) is capable of being read by a remote reader (801). When the wrapped surgical pack (400) is... Agent:
20110313895 - Method for referral-based financial transaction processing: A method for discounting costs of credit card processing for merchant participants is disclosed. A first account is associated with a first one of the merchant participants, and a unique referral identifier may be assigned thereto. A request to process one or more credit card transactions on behalf of the... Agent:
20110313899 - Method of governing content presentation: A method of governing content presentation includes creating a variable computer-readable document file that includes primarily textual content. A delimiter is inserted at a predetermined position of the textual portion, defining delimited content. A viewer accesses the document file and consumes the associated content. A number of predetermined actions and/or... Agent:
20110313896 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring software as a service applications: Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring usage of a Software As A Service (SAAS) application for post-processing of scanned data generated by a client device (e.g., MFPs). A management system receives a pricing model for an SAAS application, where the pricing model includes a post-post processing feature of the... Agent:
20110313897 - Pay group: In one embodiment, a group account is provided to enable group members to make and receive payments, form different groups, easily track activities within a group, and manage group financial-based transactions. An administrator, who may also be a group member, creates a group through a payment provider service. The administrator... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110313898 - Systems and methods for facitiating card verification over a network: A system and method for facilitating electronic commerce over a network, according to one or more embodiments, includes communicating with a user via a user device and an issuer of payment media via an issuer device over the network, the payment media being issued to the user by the issuer,... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110313900 - Systems and methods to predict potential attrition of consumer payment account: Systems and methods are provided to generate a tool to predict voluntary account attrition in a payment processing system. In one aspect, a computing apparatus includes: a data warehouse configured to store transaction data of accounts issued by a plurality of issuers; and at least one processor configured to calculate... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110313901 - Refund system and method: In response to receipt of an identifier for at least one of a user or a purchase transaction, a validation system prompts a user to input information for obtaining a tax refund associated with one or more purchase transactions. The validation system causes information relating to users and purchase transactions... Agent:
20110313902 - Budget management in a compute cloud: A mechanism is provided for managing a budget for a customer in a compute cloud. A cloud budget manager calculates charges for usage of compute cloud resources by each of the customer's services associated with the customer from a beginning of a time period to a current time thereby forming... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110313903 - Method and system facilitating an end-to-end solution for one or more service offerings: A system and method facilitating an end-to-end solution for one or more service offerings. The end-to-end solution includes the modeling, provisioning, and rating of a single subscription as at least one of prepaid and postpaid. The system includes a CRM layer, an integration layer, a rating and billing management layer,... Agent: Infosys Technologies Limited
20110313904 - Methods and systems for automated generation of bills: The present invention provides methods and systems for processing bills electronically. Generally, a bill is created for a customer using billing information and master data from a biller and master data from a customer. Billing information is received from the biller by a first processing module having access to the... Agent: Sap Ag
20110313945 - Call put referenced structures (cprs): Computer implemented methods, systems and computer programs for creating, managing and supporting financial instruments referred to as Call Put Referenced Structures (CPRS) as provided. CPRS units are a derivative of real estate financial options and convey the right to future compensation to the CPRS owner based on CPRS algorithms used... Agent: Realopts, LLC
20110313947 - Financial practice management system and method: There is provided a financial practice management system comprising a database storing client information and cost information; a cost allocation module determines a client servicing value by allocating costs associated with ongoing business activities to the client servicing value and excluding costs associated with new business activities; and an individual... Agent: Moonstone Information Refinery International Pty Ltd
20110313944 - Online marketplace system and method: A computerized online marketplace that facilitates the acquisition of funding and services for the development and operation of an online business. It provides a variety of investment opportunities for investors and facilitates an entrepreneur's acquisition of capital as well as skills and services needed to start an online business. Possible... Agent: Metamarket, Inc.
20110313948 - System and method for searching underlying holdings in investment funds: A system and method associated with investment funds provide institutional and individual investors with comprehensive on-line analysis, account management, on-line money market trading capabilities, and ability to search particular holdings in funds associated with the user account or funds available for purchase by a financial institution. The system and method... Agent: Cachematrix Technology Services, LLC
20110313946 - Systems and methods for administering college savings plans: According to some embodiments, first data to open an escrow account is received. The first data may include data indicative of (a) the name of a prospective parent of an unborn intended beneficiary of the escrow account, and (b) an amount to be deposited in the escrow account. A message... Agent:
20110313949 - Technology portfolio health assessment system and method: A system and method for producing infrastructure health assessments enabling enterprises to monitor the health of individual technology portfolios and plan accordingly is disclosed. The tool uses two primary assessments to determine: 1) an infrastructure score based the general health of asset components; and 2) adaptability score based on asset... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20110313906 - Computer-integrated securities financing system and method: In one embodiment, a securities financing system integrates processing of both securities lending and repurchase (repo) agreement transactions conducted over a network. A securities financing platform has multiple modules and a management interface module through which input and output functions are provided to a system manager. Network communications are configured... Agent: The Bank Of New York Mellon
20110313905 - Generating implied orders based on electronic requests for quotes: Systems and methods for determining implied spreads are provided. More particularly, implied spread financial transactions are generated using information from requests for quotes (RFQs). An RFQ processor module may focus the calculations performed by an implied spread determination module. A financial instrument associated with an RFQ may be provided to... Agent: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
20110313910 - System and method for dynamically changing an electronic trade order quantity: A system and methods for dynamically changing a trade order quantity in an electronic trading environment are described herein. According to one example embodiment, an automated trading tool determines if a leaned on quantity of a trading strategy has increased or decreased and if so, dynamically changing a desired order... Agent: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
20110313907 - System and method for randomizing orders in an electronic trading environment: When a trading application on a client terminal receives a trade order, a randomizer application may automatically randomize one or more order parameters to generate a randomized order. For example, an order quantity, a price level, and/or a time period between sending any two consecutive orders may be randomized. The... Agent: Trading Technologies International Inc.
20110313908 - System and method for randomizing orders in an electronic trading environment: When a trading application on a client terminal receives a trade order, a randomizer application may automatically randomize one or more order parameters to generate a randomized order. For example, an order quantity, a price level, and/or a time period between sending any two consecutive orders may be randomized. The... Agent: Trading Technologies International Inc.
20110313909 - System and method for randomizing orders in an electronic trading environment: When a trading application on a client terminal receives a trade order, a randomizer application may automatically randomize one or more order parameters to generate a randomized order. For example, an order quantity, a price level, and/or a time period between sending any two consecutive orders may be randomized. The... Agent: Trading Technologies International Inc.
20110313912 - Data stratification and correspondence generation system: Some embodiments may relate to a computerized data stratification and correspondence generation process. For instance, in some embodiments a processor may retrieve a guarantor's income predictor, number of dependents, Open Auto, Mortgage, Open To Buy, HCPI, Derogatories, Open To Buy, and Total Charges from a plurality of data sources, and... Agent: Etactics, LLC
20110313911 - Loan management software system and method: A management software system and method for mortgage banking lead and pipeline management and business/compliance rules enforcement.... Agent: Support Savvy, LLC
20110313913 - Online purchasing system supporting lenders with affordability screening: An online system uses, in various embodiments of the invention, credit report information, loan affordability screening and credit approval and management functionality to facilitate the purchase and finance of products online. The online system may include both sellers of products and lenders that offer financing to buyers seeking to purchase... Agent:
20110313914 - Adjustable mounting apparatus for a peripheral device of a self-service retail item checkout station: A self-service retail item checkout station comprises a peripheral device for interacting with a customer while the customer is conducting a self-service retail item checkout transaction at the station. The self-service retail item checkout station further comprises a non-swiveling mounting mechanism including (i) a slidable mounting portion on which the... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20110313915 - Collecting and sharing revenue associated with personal data assets: A personal data asset portal or service is provided to collect personal data assets associated with a user. Personal data assets, such as data associated with or generated by interaction a user, may be of interest to third parties such as marketers. Personal data assets may be generated through normal... Agent:
20110313916 - Streamed content distribution service: A content distribution platform (1) is arranged to distribute content by streaming over a communications network (4). The consumer (3) provides the content distributor (1) with marker data indicating where secondary content is to be inserted in a primary content stream. When the primary data is requested from a client... Agent:
20110313920 - Pay request system: This web enabled system is capable of facilitating the management of unlimited projects within which an unlimited number of parties may participate to complete an unlimited number of stages, substages and tasks. The system facilitates the efficient disbursal of monies while reducing the inefficiencies that result when money is not... Agent:
20110313919 - System and method for debt presentment and resolution: A system and method for debt presentment and resolution through an Intranet or Internet content provider is disclosed. The system and method include a plurality of “transaction communities” which are electronic forums allowing interaction between a plurality of transactors and a plurality of creditors through a variety of channels. The... Agent:
20110313917 - Systems and methods for capturing and processing payment coupon information: Embodiments of the invention may provide systems and methods for capturing and processing payment coupon information. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image representing a payment coupon from a payer and determining an identity of a biller associated with the payment coupon from the image. It may then... Agent: Fiserv, Inc.
20110313918 - Systems and methods for processing a payment coupon image: Embodiments of the invention may provide systems and methods for processing a payment coupon image. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image representing a payment coupon from a payer, determining an identity of a biller associated with the payment coupon based at least in part on information displayed... Agent: Fiserv, Inc.
20110313921 - Internetworking between p2p networks: A method and apparatus for internetworking multiple person-to-person (P2P) payment networks and financial institutions is disclosed. Embodiments include receiving a request to send funds from a payor, the request containing one of the payee's email address and mobile phone number; determining whether the payee is registered with a network financial... Agent:
20110313922 - System for nfc authentication based on bluetooth proximity: A method and apparatus for secure authentication of Near Field Communication transactions based on proximity to a mobile key device.... Agent:
20110313924 - Method and service computer and system for transacting a monetary amount: A method and a system with a service computer (SRV) for transacting a monetary amount (AOM) from an account of a first person (A) to an automated teller machine (ATM) for cash payment of the monetary amount (AOM) to the first person (A) or to a second person (B), wherein... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20110313923 - Self-service machine contact me now: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and apparatuses for responding to a problem associated with a self-service machine. For example, some embodiments provide a method that includes: (a) determining that a problem associated with a self-service machine occurred during a transaction involving the self-service machine and a user... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110313925 - Dynamic pairing system for securing a trusted communication channel: A system for securing a trusted communications channel for a mobile financial transaction is provided by receiving, from a user via an external terminal, a request for an access control entitlement to complete a financial transaction. A total risk level associated with the financial transaction is computed. A required trust... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20110313926 - System and method for facilitating large scale payment transactions: A system and method of payment of an end-user account with a service provider includes a computer system that makes payments to service providers on behalf of end-users and that is operable to exchange information with a terminal at the point of sale or a web-enabled computer system operated by... Agent: Precash, Inc
20110313927 - Systems and methods for a gift registry with styleboards: Systems and methods for that allow for the creation and management of a gift registry including styleboards are described. The gift registry may be a centralized gift registry. Gifts are added to the styleboards from a centralized or a retailer-specific registry. A styleboard is generated and displayed. Gift givers may... Agent: The Knot, Inc.
20110313928 - Method and system for health information exchange between sources of health information and personal health record systems: A method and system for exchanging health information of an individual via the Internet is characterized by tagging of discreet consumer health encounter records, created by an electronic medical record system, with a unique identification number and encoding the identification number in an electronically readable identifier. The record includes the... Agent:
20110313929 - System and method for providing controlled access to a funds dispensing device from external processors: Systems and methods for providing controlled access to value dispensing devices are described and in certain examples, systems including those for providing controlled access to a postage meter from multiple programs executing on an external collocated processor are described.... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20110313930 - Dynamically adaptive policy management for securing mobile financial transactions: A system for securing a mobile financial transaction using an adaptive security policy is provided by presenting, via an external terminal, an input request associated with a vertex of the security policy. User input is received via the external terminal in response to the input request. A rule associated with... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20110313931 - Virtual support contract collaboration: A virtual contract system is provided that can collect contract information for one or more products or support services. The information can be collected from one or more data sources including from service databases, BP databases, from equipment memory, etc. The information may be organized into a single “virtual contract.”... Agent: Avaya Inc.
20110313933 - Decision-theoretic control of crowd-sourced workflows: Systems and methods for the decision-theoretic control and optimization of crowd-sources workflows utilize a computing device to map a workflow to complete a directive. The directive includes a utility function, and the workflow comprises an ordered task set. Decision points precede and follow each task in the task set, and... Agent: The University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
20110313935 - Environmental management plans: A method of, and apparatus for generating an environmental management plan for management of golf courses is described. A game is also described which, when played, generates the environmental management plan. In the method, apparatus and game, a set of tasks and sub-tasks are associated with holes and strokes respectively... Agent:
20110313932 - Model-based project network: One or more project profiles, one or more people profiles, one or more work product profiles are created and connections are made among the one or more project profiles, one or more people profiles, and one or more work product profiles that form a network of projects, people, work products... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110313934 - System and method for configuring workflow templates: A system and method for configuring workflow templates is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a server is used to create or edit a workflow template by displaying a plurality of workflow template characteristics, receiving a plurality of workflow template characteristic selections, and storing the workflow template characteristics and associated workflow... Agent:
20110313936 - Method and apparatus for estimating value of a damaged vehicle: A method and apparatus by which a user who wishes to sell a used or damaged vehicle inputs information about the vehicle including make, model and year. The user is shown images of similar vehicles with various degrees of damage and is shown a purchase price at each level of... Agent:
20110313937 - Vehicle rental system and method: A system and method are provided for facilitating a remote live vehicle rental transaction between a customer service representative (CSR) and a customer and providing a vehicle key device to the customer without the need for a CSR at the site of the key or vehicle, where the vehicle may... Agent:
20110313938 - Time-slicing method and system for digital books: A method is disclosed where an e-book lending library is provided, the e-book lending library comprising a plurality of e-books. An e-book and an e-book lending license that is valid for a predetermined loan period is provided from the e-book lending library to an electronic device associated with a first... Agent:
20110313939 - Landlord login: The new aspect of Landlord Login is the unique combination of data file types, organizational strategies, secure access and transmission capabilities offered by the process. By using a unique combination of file types, technologies and securities; the Inventor has created a unique process specifically targeted at problems inherent to the... Agent:
20110313941 - Employment portal enabling interactive mobile contact feedback and advertisment: The present invention relates to a job provider provided with an option to advertise any job posting on all registered job seekers with an employment portal. By taking this option, the job provider is able to place a posting on the landing page of a job seeker that matches the... Agent:
20110313940 - Process to optimize a person's profile into a standardized competency profile: A process to optimize a person's profile information into a standardized competency profile that can then be found for and measured against any specific job position or work need is disclosed herein. The process generates an optimized competency profile for a person comprising a location attribute, an education attribute, a... Agent:
20110313943 - Structured job search engine: Candidates use a computer-based system to create profiles of their job experience, skills, interests, and future job requirements. Companies seeking candidates to fill job positions use the system to create profiles of the positions they seek to fill. The system automatically matches candidates to company searches based on their profiles,... Agent:
20110313942 - System and method for providing departments with candidate test scores and profiles: Multiple departments of an organization can cooperate to simplify the testing process and enlarge the pool of qualified candidates for each department. Each department advertises for candidates, but requests that they also register at a website to apply to take a test rather than send any paperwork directly to the... Agent: Empco, Inc.
20110313950 - Methods and apparatus for management of software applications utilizing volume pricing: Methods and apparatus for flexible management of applications and volume pricing models provided by one or more application service providers and accessible to one or more client devices such as multi-function devices (e.g., MFPs). A management system registers new applications by recording in a database application information and a volume... Agent:
20110313951 - Vehicle repair cost estimate acquisition system and method: A computer-based method for obtaining repair estimates for a vehicle, and a related network server, are provided. The method comprises receiving a vehicle identification number (VIN) over a network from a customer computer, retrieving vehicle information, associated with the VIN, from a database, sending the vehicle information and a graphical... Agent: Shzoom LLC
20110313952 - System for monitoring real organizations: The invention is a system for monitoring real organizations, the system having a digital community of participating member organizations which like a shadow, follow the operations of real organizations, where a shadow organization promotes transparency of a counterpart real organization's operations by illuminating, scrutinizing and informing a global public forum... Agent:12/15/2011 > 160 patent applications in 88 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110307263 - Managing consistent interfaces for property library, property list template, quantity conversion virtual object, and supplier property specification business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307262 - Predictive survey closure: A method for managing a survey with a plurality of segments is disclosed. First, one or more segments of the survey is presented to a plurality of respondents. An estimated completion rate is derived for at least one of the segments of the survey and may be based upon a... Agent:
20110307267 - Distributed randomization and supply management in clinical trials: A distributed clinical trial system that provides configurability, reusability and integration of randomization and inventory configurations for different clinical trials with various electronic data capture (EDC) systems. The distributed clinical trial system includes a method of randomizing subjects in a multi-arm clinical trial. In accordance with a method, a subject... Agent: Medidata Solutions, Inc.
20110307264 - Dynamically adjusting triage classification levels: An initial triage level classification for a latest patient to arrive at an emergency department (ED) is received. Availability levels of resources needed to treat the latest patient are electronically collected, along with triage level classifications for all other patients currently in the ED. The initial triage level classification of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110307272 - Home health point-of-care and administration system: A home health point-of-care and administration system and method that has at least one mobile device that is adapted to establish bi-directional communication with a server system is provided. Tracking and data communication software are associated with the mobile device in various embodiments. One or more input components of the... Agent: Celltrak Technologies, Inc.
20110307271 - Identification of specialty drugs: Methods for determining whether a drug is a specialty drug, methods for creating tools to be used in making the determination, and the tools themselves are disclosed. The overall value of a drug depends on the drug's attribute values with respect to each of a set of drug attributes (concerning,... Agent: Express Scripts, Inc.
20110307266 - Real-time interactive proactive, automated patient tracking and patient/hospital staff/care provider engagement system and method: An interactive courtesy call within a hospital includes admitting a patient and generating unique patient id data and admission time and date data and assigning the patient to a unit for treatment, transferring said data to a computer based device which has software thereon for conducting an interactive telephonic courtesy... Agent:
20110307268 - Remote drug clinical trials and safety monitoring support system: The present invention includes systems and methods for monitoring effectiveness and safety of a drug treatment program on a patient. The system includes a computer and a control box connected to the computer. The control box can have one or more interfaces for the patient including bio-signal measuring ones. It... Agent: Bright Cloud International Corp
20110307265 - Remote pharmacy ordering terminal: This invention allows a mail order pharmacy and a network of community pharmacies to provide a service whereby customers place orders for prescription medications & over-the-counter (OTC) products online or from conveniently located terminals. Prescribing physician can directly send prescription(s) by fax, phone or electronically to processing pharmacy; or consumer(s)... Agent:
20110307269 - System and method for health-care continuities and vigilances: A system and method for applying diverse constellations and continua of clinical and medical algorithms and sequences, orders and arrays of related diagnoses and syndromes and related relational information and data on health and health-care and related diseases, disorders and illnesses related to patients and physicians in the viewing screens... Agent:
20110307270 - System for separating and distributing pharmacy order processing for prescription verification: An information system and method that provides the ability to reroute portions of prescription order work between a plurality of organizational units in order to leverage capacity, expertise, or other resources to increase network efficiency.... Agent: Walgreen Co.
20110307276 - Context management systems and methods in a mobile computing framework for enterprise applications: A framework for a handheld computing device comprising a user interface that: (1) controls the display, selection and launching of program modules; (2) controls patient context within the program modules; and (3) provides for messaging and sharing of databases between and among program modules. In various embodiments, databases are shared... Agent: Patientkeeper, Inc.
20110307274 - Integrated health care system for managing medical device information: Computer-implemented systems and methods for managing information include one or more client terminal devices in communication with a data interchange system. In one instance, the data interchange system may facilitate communication between a device manufacturer and a clinical site. One or more of the client terminals devices may be configured... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110307275 - Integrated method and system for creating, generating (printing), managing, and tracking authorizations to release information to third parties: A method and system for preparing release of information documents is disclosed. The method includes receiving first information identifying a particular legal matter, receiving second information identifying one or more clients associated with the particular legal matter, receiving third information identifying a plurality of sources of medical information requiring a... Agent: Justician Holding, LLC
20110307273 - Tracking treatment sequences in health care: Among other things, a data model is used to express possible sequences of steps related to treatment of patients and corresponding results of respective sequences in accordance with a health care algorithm.... Agent:
20110307277 - Computer implemented risk and insurance needs assessment system and methods: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for assessing and recommending a life insurance package to a client. A life insurance package may comprise the amount of life insurance coverage and the monthly cost needed to obtain that amount of coverage. In an exemplary embodiment, two or more life insurance packages,... Agent: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
20110307278 - Managing insurance information using versioned and non-versioned data: Managing insurance information includes obtaining account information associated with an insurance account, selectively indicating a first portion of the account information that includes versioned information and a second portion of the account information that includes non-versioned information, obtaining policy information of an insurance policy associated with the insurance account, including... Agent: Guidewire Software, Inc.
20110307279 - Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services: A method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services using plural electronic options. The purchased electronic options are automatically exercised upon completion of an electronic purchase transaction for a desired good or service associated with the purchased electronic option and a final purchase price automatically adjusted based... Agent: Option It, Inc.
20110307280 - Apparatus and method for searching and booking a complete travel itinerary: A travel system uses information pertaining to an initial origin and an ultimate destination of a traveler, instead of specific airports (or other travel depots) to plan and book a complete itinerary. The complete itinerary may include transportation, lodging, and/or car rentals for one or more travel legs to/from one... Agent: Triptility, LLC
20110307281 - Model inventory manager: A method and apparatus for managing a building model inventory, including a database structured for storing element specification and instance data from both a previous version and a latter revision of building information modeling datasets, respectively. In addition to the building information modeling element data, the database associates completed assembly... Agent: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
20110307282 - System and method for operating a service to arrange transport between a customer and a transport party: A system and method are described for enabling transportation to be arranged for individuals carrying handsets or mobile devices. In some embodiments, a customer can transmit a request for transport from a given customer geographic location. A service may handle the request by selecting a driver for the customer.... Agent:
20110307284 - Command center communication system for improved management of complex medical environments: Computer-implemented systems, apparatus and methods for managing information, operations and functions in a complex medical environment and providing a command control center interface for receiving/sending/displaying data, relating to products, instructions, diagnosis, consultation, patient's information, supplies and their provision, registration, scheduling, updating and like operational functions and features, and updating on... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110307283 - Method for staffing a call center: A method for staffing a call center involves, via a processor at the call center, generating a work schedule of a call center advisor for a then-current work day, the work schedule including i) information related to at least one planned activity, and ii) information related to at least one... Agent: General Motors LLC
20110307285 - Assessing staffing coverage for software applications: A computer system enables a business to determine a structure of a software application, obtain staffing information assigned to the application, and determine a staffing gap for different levels of the application. Staffing assessment may be expanded to a software portfolio that typically includes different applications and further to a... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110307287 - Meeting cost effectiveness planning tool: This invention relates to a method by which any individual or organization can associate, record, track and manage meeting events against cost and associated meeting effectiveness. Cataloging key cost factors such as meeting frequency, participant hours, discipline of participants, participant wages, required travel and travel hours, punctuality and number of... Agent:
20110307286 - Scheduling a meeting between different work schedules: A method of scheduling a meeting, with computing systems in communication with a data network, includes: storing an identification of a prospective meeting participant's regular work hours and typically-worked off-work hours on a memory device of a computing system; and with the computing system, generating a suggested meeting time within... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110307288 - Transport scheduling for low microbial bulk products: Transport scheduling and transport processes for low microbial (“LM”) bulk products are described. The transport scheduling and processes facilitate low microbial activity in a LM bulk product during the transport of the LM bulk product.... Agent: Conagra Foods Food Ingredients Company, Inc.
20110307289 - Managing consistent interfaces for customer project invoicing agreement, engineering change case, product design, product design version hierarchy, and project expense view business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307291 - Creating a capacity planning scenario: Systems and methods are described for creating a capacity planning scenario. In one example, a method includes maintaining a topology model of computing resources in a configuration management database. A workload model of workload constraints for workloads put on the computing resources is also maintained. The constraints include limits on... Agent:
20110307290 - Personalized capacity planning scenarios using reusable capacity planning scenario templates: Systems and methods are described for creating a personalized capacity planning scenario using a reusable capacity planning scenario template. In accordance with one method, a system topology model can be maintained. The system topology model includes tags describing components and constraints on components within the system topology. The tags can... Agent:
20110307292 - System and method for analysis and visualization of emerging issues in manufacturing and supply chain management: An apparatus and method is provided for compliance management system for use in, for example, a food-related supply chain, manufacturing, processing and distribution of a product that might also be a consumer product, as well as an industrial chemical or article. The user may be one engaged in the production... Agent: Decernis, LLC
20110307293 - Method for assessing and communicating organizational human error risk and its causes: A method of preventing human error in an organization, the method comprising: making a plurality of collections of pychosocial awareness factor data over an error prediction time period from individuals performing tasks within the organization; accessing human error data relating to the error prediction time period on human error incidents... Agent:
20110307294 - Dynamic generation of products for online recommendation: A method, system, and computer program product for dynamic generation of products for online recommendation. The method includes receiving a signal and processing the signal to extract one to many features and locating baseline products and embeddable items relating to the features a baseline product is dynamically matched with one... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110307295 - Managing consistent interfaces for campaign and price specification template business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Sap Ag
20110307296 - Data distribution method and system: A method for distributing data among automotive dealers, including selecting the data from the dealers, processing the data, and providing the processed data to the dealers while maintaining confidentiality of individual data of each dealer. The selecting of the data further includes collecting data indicating which vehicles are in demand.... Agent: Landmark Nv-s Ventures Group, Inc.
20110307298 - Evaluating financial returns on syndication investments: Systems, methods, and associated software for evaluating financial performance of syndication investments (or other advertising or marketing investments) are provided. A financial performance evaluating system, according to one implementation, includes a first analyzing module configured to determine an organization's donor income from donors within a designated market area. The financial... Agent: Coral Ridge Ministries Media, Inc.
20110307299 - Market segmentation analyses in virtual universes: A method for market segmentation analysis includes a computer collecting virtual universe data associated with interactions between avatars, entities, and objects in a virtual universe. The computer collecting the virtual universe data includes the computer recording portions of the virtual universe data as the interactions occur. The method includes the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110307297 - Methods for creating a group practice: A system and method of creating a financial instrument from at least one of a good, service and combination thereof based on quasi-fungibility thereof comprising specifying at least one of a reference good, service and combination thereof; specifying at least one of a reference use, specification and combination thereof of... Agent: Gilbert Leistner
20110307300 - Method and system for identifying and then probabalistically projecting and aggregating difficult-to-predict industry operating statistics: A method and system of projecting at least one key operating statistic for a selectable business entity within that industry. Data about a business entity includes at least one key operating statistic and is presented to a plurality of users. Each of the users makes at least one projection of... Agent: Npa Vision, Inc.
20110307301 - Decision aid tool for competency analysis: A computer implemented method and system include receiving a trigger in the computer related to job performance in a work environment. The system compares job performance related to the trigger to a worker competency model having behavior indicators of good performance. The comparison of job performance to the worker competency... Agent: Honeywell Internatioanl Inc.
20110307302 - Systems and methods for enhancing communication between partners in sponsorships: The present disclosure is directed to, among other things, a method. The method can include receiving, by a processor executing on a server, a request to create a channel associated with a first sponsorship. The method can include creating, by the processor, the channel with a shared workspace accessible to... Agent:
20110307303 - Determining employee characteristics using predictive analytics: A computer-implemented method for predicting a future characteristic of a worker is provided. The method includes collecting a plurality of attributes associated with each of a plurality of workers, applying a data mining tool to the attributes to identify a pattern between the attributes and a future characteristic of the... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110307304 - Crowd-sourced competition platform: A crowdsourcing competition system is described herein that provides a reusable mechanism by which an organization can host a cloud-based crowdsourcing competition. The system facilitates identification of individuals, forums, submission of user-generated content (challenge submissions), automated scoring of user-generated content against test sets, automated outbound communication to participants, and web... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110307305 - Multi-protocol electronic toll collection system: A system and method for dynamically selecting a communication protocol in an electronic toll collection system. A reader includes two or more multiprotocol transceivers operating under the control of a processor, each transceiver having a dedicated antenna. The system uses a fixed frame duration. A first communications protocol is used... Agent:
20110307306 - View confirmation using a challenge: A computer implemented method and system is provided for confirming viewing of multimedia content on a client device. A challenge generator generates a challenge stream comprising multiple challenges, random in content. The challenge stream and the multimedia content stream are integrated in real time to generate a challenge in real... Agent: Beezag Inc.
20110307314 - Exercise credit exchange system and method: A system and method for securely measuring and tracking exercise performed by individuals and energy generated by human powered devices is provided. An amount of exercise and/or energy generated is quantified and converted to reward points usable in a rewards incentive program. Exercise performed and/or energy generated on exercise equipment... Agent:
20110307315 - Mobile communication terminal, data processing method for mobile communication terminal and settlement terminal: The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal, a data processing method for mobile communication terminal and a settlement terminal, wherein the mobile communication terminal includes: a first receiving unit configured to receive an electronic coupon under digital copyright protection from an external device and store it into a... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20110307316 - Method for tracking food product expiration and initiating sales promotions using a food product scale: A method of selectively and timely promoting sale of a specific food product using a food product scale is provided, where the food product scale includes a weighing station including an associated mechanism for producing weight indicative signals, and a customer facing display is associated with the scale. The method... Agent:
20110307318 - Mobile retail loyalty network: A loyalty network enables customers to use their mobile devices to participate in a merchant's customer loyalty program. When a customer conducts a transaction, the merchant's point-of-sale (POS) system generates a code image containing transaction information. The POS system may print the code image on a transaction record (such as... Agent:
20110307317 - Multi-application smart card device software solution for smart cardholder reward selection and redemption: A system for facilitating reward selection and redemption for a loyalty program is disclosed. The system includes a point-of-sale (POS) device that is capable of monitoring and processing a reward redemption. The POS device informs a participant of the loyalty program as to what rewards are available for redemption. The... Agent:
20110307319 - System and method for designing and displaying advertisements: The present disclosure includes a system and method for designing and displaying advertisements. One or more targeted advertising methods include surveying potential customers to ascertain a price sensitivity and a likelihood of the potential customers purchasing products and/or observing venues, and clustering the potential customers according to product clusters based... Agent:
20110307311 - Interactive, internet supported health and fitness management system: A wellness system monitors the controlled progress of patients under surveillance and includes a server base station which is generally off-site, a web-site interface and a local station at the point-of-use, which is generally a health or fitness center. A unique data base is created for each user and goals... Agent: Virgin Healthmiles, Inc.
20110307308 - Marketing piece employing fob and method of marketing: A marketing piece includes an electronic device which is equipped to display a readable image upon actuation thereof which correlates to winning a prize upon presentation at a location where the prize is to be obtained. A method includes use of the piece.... Agent:
20110307310 - Method and apparatus for receiving unsolicited content: One embodiment is concerned with the receipt of unsolicited content, such as advertisement messages, but also including other data, such as network control data, warning messages, or the like, at an apparatus, and also how such unsolicited content is displayed to the user of the apparatus. For example, the unsolicited... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110307309 - Smart sign box using electronic interactions: The present invention relates to an advertising system and method of using the same. The advertising system includes a light source which may be activated by near field communication devices in order to extract information from the system.... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation
20110307307 - Systems and methods for location based branding: Systems and methods are disclosed for location based branding by checking into a business or a general location using a location based social network; determining if the business or other businesses in the neighborhood are running an advertising campaign and if so matching one or more influencers with a predetermined... Agent:
20110307320 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing content performance measures and reports. In one aspect, a method receives a request for a user interaction report that specifies measures of user interactions with content items for a reporting period. Initial user interaction data... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307321 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing content performance measures and reports. In one aspect, a method receives a request for a user interaction report that specifies measures of user interactions with content items for a reporting period. Initial user interaction data... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307322 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307323 - Content items for mobile applications: This specification relates to content presentation. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include actions of receiving a request to serve a content item to an application on a mobile device, the application being associated with one or more... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307324 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307325 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307326 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307327 - Optimization of consumer offerings using predictive analytics: Data characterizing a population of consumers that is derived from history-based predictive analytics that describe expected outcomes for each of a plurality of offerings is used by a solver to solve an optimization problem. The solver identifies a subset of the population and assigns one or more of the plurality... Agent: Fair Isaac Corporation
20110307330 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307329 - Internet-based system and method for distributing interstitial advertisements: A system and method for use by website operators and advertisers to place interstitial advertisements on websites. The system uses an Internet dispatcher server and a mass storage device containing one or more databases storing advertisement command files pertaining to placements of advertisements that are stored in an advertisement server.... Agent:
20110307331 - Monitoring clickstream behavior of viewers of online advertisements and search results: An aspect of the present invention relates to tracking and analyzing a computer user's behavior after viewing a particular search result or a particular advertisement to assess the impact of having viewed the search result or advertisement.... Agent:
20110307328 - Response attribution valuation: A computer-implemented method is described for determining a response attribution value that represents a credit assignment to a communication, for an associated response received from a recipient during a marketing campaign.... Agent:
20110307332 - Method and apparatus for providing moving image advertisements: A method and apparatus for providing moving image advertisements. There is provided a method and apparatus for providing moving image advertisements, comprising the steps of: receiving a search request from an advertiser's terminal; providing said advertiser's terminal with a moving image search list matching said search request; obtaining advertisement setup... Agent: Enswers Co., Ltd.
20110307334 - Structured web advertising: A system for selecting a candidate advertisement for linking to a web page based on the content of the web page. The content of the web page may be automatically determined and then compared to content of the candidate advertisement to determine which candidate advertisement to select. The system can... Agent:
20110307333 - Web client, system for providing web client, data processing device, and system and method for providing data processing device: A web client, a system for providing a web client, a data processing device, and a system and method for providing a data processing device. The web client is set to a text non-input status. When a keyword is input to a data processing device, which operates the web client,... Agent:
20110307335 - Method, system, and software for geographically focused network advertising: A software based system and method of displaying location based information from an information site on a network by determining location data of a user of the location based information on the network. The location based information is generated based on the determined location data of the user; and generated... Agent: Heavy Hammer, Inc.
20110307312 - Website network and advertisement analysis using analytic measurement of online social media content: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for generating a website network graph to model one or more networks of websites relevant to subject matter of interest in a category, wherein generating the website network graph includes performing one or more searches relating to the subject matter of interest in a search... Agent: Buzzient, Inc.
20110307336 - Method for updating software components: A method is provided for updating at least one software component of a motor vehicle. The method operates such that the updating of the software component to be updated is offered to the driver by a service facility outside the vehicle before updating is executed. The updating can be enabled... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20110307338 - Bidding to receive data after a consumer is in a zone: An announcement distributor distributes, or auctions an opportunity to distribute, an announcement to an announcement recipient such as a consumer, issuer, merchant, or acquirer within a payment processing system. The announcement when there has been a satisfaction of an announcement condition, such as the consumer being determined to be located... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110307337 - System and method for mobile advertising platform: Leveraging the ubiquitous nature of Wireless Devices (WDs), the popularity of different messaging paradigms, and the advantageous response rate that is associated with messaging-based advertising, an infrastructure that augments messages with advertising in dynamic, intelligent, etc. ways (based on various constraints including for example the body of a message, characteristics... Agent: Sybase 365, Inc.
20110307339 - Advertisement rotation: A system and method for delivering content over a network is provided. Content may be primary content (e.g., music or a movie) or ancillary content (e.g., an advertisement). The ancillary content may further be classified as universal ancillary content that all users of the present system will receive; targeted ancillary... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
20110307313 - Search system and method using search library: Provided is a search system and method for performing a search during execution of an application in a mobile terminal. The search method may include executing an application, without terminating the application, by including a search window on a part of an execution screen of the application. The system and... Agent: Nhn Corporation
20110307341 - Post-click calling landing-pages: A system, a method and a landing-page container enabling to activate and de-activate a calling tool, which can be incorporated in the landing-page container together with an original page content, where the calling tool enables initiating a call between an advertiser and at least one user. The calling tool may... Agent:
20110307340 - Systems and methods for sharing user or member experience on brands: Systems and methods are disclosed to share a customer experience with a network of users or members by displaying one or more industry categories on a rotating basis on a display screen; displaying a customer experience rating for a company's service or a product; rating a provider of the service... Agent:
20110307342 - Method and system for generating electronic receipts from print data: A Green Receipt Dispenser is a transitional technology that allows a merchant to incorporate paperless receipting functionality into an existing POS system without upgrading or modification to existing software, and without security risk to the merchant or customer. Print traffic is parsed by a processor, the print data is intercepted... Agent:
20110307343 - System and method for conducting a gift value transaction: A system and method for conducting a gift value transaction is described herein. The method includes receiving a request for payment for a gift, wherein the request includes buyer-imposed conditions on use of the gift; notifying a gift recipient of the gift; and tracking the gift recipient's account balances at... Agent: Ebay, Inc.
20110307345 - Dynamic discounting system and method: A system and method for the dynamic discovery of prices through the use of an auction is provided. In one embodiment, the system allows a seller to auction homogenous assets or liabilities to a plurality of bidders. The assets or liabilities may be organized in baskets by maturity, by geographic... Agent:
20110307344 - Lowering reserve online auction method and system: The present disclosure provides for a method and system for conducting an online lowering reserve auction including creating an auction by specifying an item for auctioning, a retail price of the item, a total number of options offered for sale during the auction, a sale price of each option, and... Agent:
20110307346 - Methods and systems for facilitating bids on products and services: Methods and systems for bidding on items include a predetermined price or range associated with an item, the price not disclosed to bidders. Successful bids conform to a predetermined success rule(s) determined independently of the amounts of other bids. Successful bids can be immediately communicated to the successful bidders. Price... Agent:
20110307351 - Micro-payment system architecture: A micro-payment system has buyers, sellers, and a broker. The buyers establish accounts with the broker and provide payment information allowing the broker to invoice the buyers. The sellers establish accounts with the brokers and specify terms for accessing items, including electronic content, available from the sellers. The sellers also... Agent: Google Inc.
20110307347 - Bid evaluation device and communication network system and method: A bid evaluation system delivers an evaluation report of an estimated bid of a project. One or more client evaluation device can access a bid evaluation server over a communications network. The bid evaluation server controls a database of metadata representing new projects, such as construction, supply or other projects... Agent:
20110307348 - Managing consistent interfaces for number range, number range profile, payment card payment authorisation, and product template template business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Sap Ag
20110307349 - Mobile application for jewelry: A mobile application runs on a mobile device to allow jewels, jewelry, and their arrangements to be found or virtually made so as to facilitate inspecting, querying, or ordering. Users navigate through various user interface screens to discover jewels and jewelry in inventory of a jewelry merchant. For those jewels... Agent: Astral Holdings, Inc.
20110307352 - Method for recommending disposable incontinence articles: The present invention is directed to a method for recommending a disposable incontinence device to be used by an incontinent person. The method comprises the steps of: (a) receiving information, from a user, about incontinence devices which are currently used by the incontinent person; (b) receiving information about the situation... Agent:
20110307350 - Item recommendation system, item recommendation method and program: An item recommendation system includes: a feedback receiving unit receiving feedbacks with respect to items by users; a feedback history storage unit storing information of feedbacks received at present or in the past by the feedback receiving unit in units of combinations of users and items; a relevance calculation unit... Agent:
20110307353 - Managing consistent interfaces for goods tag, production bill of material hierarchy, and release order template business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307354 - Method and apparatus for recommending applications to mobile users: Various deficiencies in the prior art are addressed by embodiments for recommending applications to users. A method and apparatus are provided for selecting an application to recommend to a user based on user profile information associated with the user and application profile information associated with the application, and propagating recommended... Agent:
20110307355 - Secure instant message-based sales: A server device may conduct an electronic sales transaction with a user device using instant message (IM)-based protocols, where the electronic sales transaction may include both: form-based IM communications that permit a form-based user interface (UI) to be displayed, on the user device, via which information regarding a user, of... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110307356 - Systems and methods to extract and utilize textual semantics: Systems and methods to extract and utilize textual semantics are described. The system receives item information that describes an item for sale on a network-based marketplace and analyzes the item information to generate application information that identifies a plurality of applications. The plurality of applications includes a first application that... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110307357 - Enhanced payments for shipping: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for initiating shipment of and payment for shipping a parcel. For example, in one embodiment, a customer/user can receive a message on a user device from a carrier that includes an authorization code for shipping a parcel. After the customer/user ships... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
20110307358 - Managing consistent interfaces for cash flow expense and receipt explanation, company financials process control, miscellaneous subledger account, and receivables payables entry business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Sap Ag
20110307359 - Systems and methods for managing address and tax inventory data: An exemplary method includes a computing system accessing inventory data maintained in a repository of inventory data, the inventory data maintained for use in determining tax revenue to be collected from at least one customer, and auditing the inventory data, the audit including accessing a data record included in the... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110307360 - Managing consistent interfaces for employee time event and human capital management view of payroll process business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307361 - Enhanced payments for shipping: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for initiating shipment of and payment for shipping a parcel. For example, in one embodiment, a customer/user can receive a message on a user device from a carrier that includes an authorization code for shipping a parcel. After the customer/user ships... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
20110307362 - Method of pay for performance accounting: A method of accounting for the consumption of digital material. By facilitating a dynamically sourced, streaming performance of digital material and then reporting the occurrence of the performance and the audience that was estimated to be listening to the performance, a performance value may be assessed, and the rights holders... Agent:
20110307363 - Managing consistent interfaces for currency conversion and date and time business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent: Sap Ag
20110307414 - Consensus investment analysis/stock selection methodology: A computer system for predicting investment performance trends is disclosed. The computer system has a data organizing module capable of organizing an investment data into at least one list. Furthermore the computer system has a data comparator module that is capable of sorting data into performance categories within at least... Agent:
20110307417 - System and method for trading options: A system and method of trading option contracts, such as foreign currency option contracts, is described. In one embodiment, a system and method for web-based or network-based interactive trading of currency options is described. Users of the system provide volatility runs of currency options, deal on existing offers to sell... Agent:
20110307415 - System, method and computer program product for measuring risk levels in a stock market by providing a volatility, skewness and kurtosis index: A system, method and computer program product for constructing a volatility index by using at least one processor, the method comprising: obtaining, by at least one computing device having at least one computer processor, a universe of securities; selecting, by the at least one computing device, constituent securities at a... Agent: Edhec Risk Consulting Limited
20110307416 - Systems and methods for offering and servicing hedge funds: A family of hedge funds, serving as “feeder funds” into underlying single-manager hedge funds, formed to provide smaller investors with the ability to allocate and reallocate assets among alternative strategies, and this basic structure combining interrelated systems and methods for offering, redeeming, exchanging, valuing, reporting and servicing the same is... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110307365 - Computer method and system for intermediated exchanges: In a preferred embodiment, this invention includes software processes distributed on one or more computer systems that exchange messages in order to facilitate an intermediated exchange of financial commodities between a plurality of participants. The messages are exchanged according to a preferred protocol that leads to a satisfactory exchange that... Agent: Itg Software Solutions, Inc.
20110307368 - Entity-banked win, lose or draw derivative instruments: Methods and systems are disclosed for listing and trading fixed-payoff derivative contracts between two or more parties based on the movement of one or more underlying financial instruments. The invention, henceforth referred to as a “Win, Lose or Draw” derivative contract, is a position for or against the occurrence of... Agent:
20110307369 - Factorization of interest rate swap variation: Methods are described for processing and clearing derivative products such as interest rate swaps (IRSs). A swap value factor (SVF) may be generated to calculate the mark-to-market value of an IRS. The SVF may be a function of interest rates derived from a yield curve. Cash flow may be generated... Agent: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
20110307367 - Liquidity and fill optimization for crossing institutional orders: Presented is a system and method for performing crossing of institutional security orders. The system includes a first server interconnected to a second server that provides an away market for order execution, and includes client stations across a communication network. The first server includes a database and is configured to... Agent: Boulder Capital Trading
20110307366 - Method and system for notifying customers of transaction opportunities: A standalone notification system, including a notification server which generates electronic messages for alerting customers of potentially fraudulent activity on one or more of their financial accounts. Alternatively, or in addition thereto, the notification system may be used to forward transaction code(s) to customers for verification of a request for... Agent:
20110307370 - Multiple client/user and capital market funded participating interest in qualifying trust: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for multiple client/user and capital market funded participating interest in qualifying trust. Methods include establishing a legal trust that holds assets and issues obligations that grant participation rights in its assets. The legal trust can be a legal qualifying trust. The legal qualifying... Agent: Risconsulting Group LLC, The
20110307371 - System and method for chart based order entry: Systems and methods for chart-based order entry are described. According to one example method a chart is used to display historical market data corresponding to a tradeable object. An order entry interface is displayed in relation to the chart. The order entry interface includes a plurality of price objects for... Agent: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
20110307372 - System and method for randomizing orders in an electronic trading environment: When a trading application on a client terminal receives a trade order, a randomizer application may automatically randomize one or more order parameters to generate a randomized order. For example, an order quantity, a price level, and/or a time period between sending any two consecutive orders may be randomized. The... Agent: Trading Technologies International Inc.
20110307364 - Financing of tenant improvements: Methods for lease financing of tenant improvements. Improvements to a lease space are leased from a special purpose entity to a tenant under an improvements lease distinct from the space lease. The special purpose entity may be a legal entity owned under tax accounting rules by a landlord of the... Agent: Ti Funding Group, L.L.C.
20110307373 - System and method for internet based peer-to-peer banking: A method for providing an Internet based peer-to-peer banking includes: providing a website; lender or borrower defining desired loan terms on the website; website communicating lender's or borrower's loan terms, respectively, to a borrower or lender respectively; the website storing data pertaining to the loan, the borrower, and the lender;... Agent:
20110307374 - Account prediction tools: A computer-implemented method is described for detecting a change in one or more attributes associated with a consumer of financial services, and generating, based at least in part on the detected change, a prediction that the consumer of financial services is likely to initiate an action with regard to one... Agent:
20110307376 - Dlna data distribution form a remote source: Information distribution relates to a DLNA device (30) involves receiving, at a request server (100) in a global network (20), a media request for a media content having a specific media format from the DLNA device (30) present in a home network (10). The request server (100) processes the media... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
20110307375 - Vehicle rental transaction system and method: A vehicle rental transaction system and method which provide a vehicle lot owner with a choice of options for vehicle security and customer convenience. The vehicle rental transaction system includes a computer for identifying a customer as part of a rental transaction involving a vehicle, and for sending a wireless... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20110307378 - Methods and systems for exchanging/transferring gift cards: Methods and systems for exchanging various forms of value, including coins, currency, credit, debit, and/or bank account funds, for prepaid cash cards, credit cards, phone cards, and the like. In one embodiment, a value exchange machine includes a coin input region, a coin sorting/counting apparatus, a card reader, and a... Agent: Coinstar, Inc.
20110307377 - Systems and methods to manage and control use of a virtual card: Systems and methods are provided for creating and using versions of a shared virtual card. In one example, a system for sharing stored value is provided. The system may include a virtual card manager configured to manage one or more shared virtual cards and a first computing device including a... Agent: Giftango Corporation
20110307379 - Money processing system and money processing method: A money processing system includes a terminal device that stores therein as user information, a terminal user identifier for identifying a user and a code used for confirming the user for security reasons entered by the user, judges whether the received user information matches the stored user information when the... Agent: Glory Ltd.
20110307383 - Method and system for secure order management system data encryption, decryption, and segmentation: An apparatus for segmented processing of order management system data is described herein. The apparatus generally includes: a front end interface that is operative to receive unencrypted payment information and unencrypted personal information relating to at least one customer order and return encrypted payment information and encrypted personal information relating... Agent: Cardinalcommerce Corporation
20110307381 - Methods and systems for third party authentication and fraud detection for a payment transaction: Described herein are methods and systems for third party authentication and fraud detection for a payment transaction between a consumer and a merchant. A third party authentication may occur during a consumer's registration with the payment system or during a consumer's transaction with a merchant. In one embodiment, a payment... Agent:
20110307384 - Multi currency exchanges between participants of a network-based transaction facility: A method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in multiple currencies between participants of a network-based transaction facility are described. In one embodiment, a set of balances in different currencies within a user account of a user is presented. An indication from the user to transfer funds between two... Agent: Paypal Inc.
20110307380 - System and method for establishing and managing social wireless network: A system for establishing connection between at least two electronic devices, through wireless communication data network, wherein each electronic device is associated with a single entity and at least one of the entities is a human user which participates in at least one social network. The system includes: a connection... Agent:
20110307382 - System and method for identifying a point of compromise in a payment transaction processing system: A system, apparatus, and method for reducing fraud in payment transactions by identifying a potential point of compromise (POC) that may lead to subsequent fraudulent transactions, or confirming that a suspected point of compromise is in fact responsible for a security breach leading to fraudulent payment transactions. The invention is... Agent:
20110307385 - Content conversion tracking: The present technology allows reliable and accurate tracking of conversions of invitational content by storing token identifying items of invitational content presented to the user within a cookie jar of a local occurrence of an online-store application. When a purchase or download is made from the online store, the cookies... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110307386 - Messaging stamp authority: Electronic messages may be processed using a stamp authority by receiving an electronic message, identifying a stamp associated the message, determining if the stamp is valid, and, if the stamp is determined to be valid, distinguishing the message from messages with which a valid stamp is not identified.... Agent: Aol Inc.
20110307387 - Method and system for distributed point of sale transactions: A method and system for a fully distributed on-line selling environment is presented. Any webpage can contain a program module that for each customer that view any webpage with the module embedded in it, automatically associates that customer with their corresponding shopping cart stored at a central server. The module... Agent: Opensky Project, Inc.
20110307389 - Method and system for distributed point of sale transactions: A method and system for a fully distributed on-line selling environment is presented. Any webpage can contain a program module that for each customer that view any webpage with the module embedded in it, automatically associates that customer with their corresponding shopping cart stored at a central server. The module... Agent: Opensky Project, Inc.
20110307388 - Methods and systems for payment processing based on a mobile phone number: Described herein are methods and systems for processing a consumer payment based on a mobile phone number of a mobile device of a consumer. In one embodiment, a method includes initiating a payment between the consumer and a merchant. A payment system receives the mobile phone number associated with the... Agent:
20110307390 - Secure and recoverable database for on-line value-bearing item system: A plurality of subsystems located on the server system side of the on-line VBI system provide services related to purchasing, accounting, and printing of VBI. In addition to the secure database, the server system includes one or more cryptographic modules for authenticating, processing value for the VBI, and generating indicia... Agent: Stamps.com
20110307391 - Auditing crowd-sourced competition submissions: A submission auditing system is described herein that audits to measure participation and to prevent fraud in online crowd-sourced competitions. Auditability increases the acceptance of crowd efforts. Individual contributors and competition organizers also want to have the individual contributors receive credit from the project sponsor(s), their employer, and/or government or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110307392 - Concierge reservation for services referral system for members: Concierges at hotels and other establishments are often asked to assist with various reservations for restaurants, transportation services, golf, and other services. This invention is to connect concierges that sign up as members to this system process with service providers that also sign up as members to provide the services.... Agent:
20110307393 - Distributed customer support credits: In a method, system, and computer-readable medium having instructions for providing distributed customer support, a customer care provider for a first business entity receives a request for customer care and the request may be handled by the customer care provider with a remedy, transaction information involving any number of transactions... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110307394 - Municipal bicycle sharing system: A bike share system with the flexibility to anchor the rental bike anywhere at the end of the trip employs a remotely operable lockbox which incorporates a wireless communication card with a GPS receiver. The bike itself has a battery for operating the wireless communication card and the GPS receiver... Agent:
20110307395 - Real estate brokerage method through a video-conference: In a real estate brokerage method through a video-conference (VDC), a purchaser and a broker meet with each other through an on-line VDC. This method includes steps for providing a article search page to a communication terminal of a non-member that connects with a corresponding Internet site; entering identification information... Agent:
20110307396 - Education tool for assessing students: A computer-implemented method and system for managing student assessments may include: 1) receiving new assessments from a user base, 2) associating the new assessments with a standard learning objective, 3) storing the new assessment to a database of assessments, 4) providing the user base with searchable access to the database... Agent: Masteryconnect LLC
20110307400 - Information and communication systems and platforms and their methods of use: Information and communication system are disclosed that include at least one virtual map comprising at least one contact, at least one search box that is related to the at least one virtual map, and at least one two-way interactive communication function. In some embodiments, the at least one virtual map... Agent:
20110307399 - Live event social networking system: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for location-based social networking including creating a user profile. In some embodiments, creating the profile can include receiving user data, storing the data in a database, and distributing a reward to the user for creating the profile. The method can include determining a... Agent:
20110307398 - Managing consistent interfaces for request for information, request for information response, supplier assessment profile, supplier questionnaire assessment, and supplier transaction assessment business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307397 - Systems and methods for applying social influence: A system creates a market for social influence, by 1) creating a measurement system and pricing mechanism for the social influence power (Social IQ) which is, in the marketing industry, the ability to influence brands of products and services at different level of the marketing vertical from market research to... Agent:
20110307401 - People relationship management system: A People Relationship Management system for an organization having multiple assets each identified by organization meta-data, the system having a management repository for storing connected spheres in a multi-dimensional model. The management repository includes virtual items, business rules and contexts and the model includes both hierarchical and peer-to-peer connections among... Agent:
20110307402 - Contact center expert identification: A system evaluates callers, into a contact center, for possible employment. The evaluations occur while the caller waits in a contact center queue and provide a rating of the callers as potential employees. Ratings may be generated or accumulated from one or more interactions with the contact center, where each... Agent: Avaya Inc.
20110307403 - Systems and method for providing monitoring of social networks: A method is provided of monitoring activity relative to a user's account of an on-line social network website (OSN). At least one activity of the user's account on an OSN is monitored, resulting in user's account activity data. Analysis of the user's account activity data is performed. Information is reported... Agent:
20110307404 - Managing consistent interfaces for business document message monitoring view, customs arrangement, and freight list business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307405 - Managing consistent interfaces for export declaration and export declaration request business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307406 - Transport scheduling for low microbial bulk products: Transport scheduling and transport processes for low microbial (“LM”) bulk products are described. The transport scheduling and processes facilitate low microbial activity in a LM bulk product during the transport of the LM bulk product.... Agent: Conagra Foods Food Ingredients Company, Inc.
20110307407 - Robust optimization of bulk gas distribution: Techniques are disclosed for increasing the robustness of optimization solutions for bulk gas distribution, relative to uncertain events such as unexpected plant outages. The techniques actively consider different assumptions regarding unexpected plant outages while searching for a solution (i.e., when generating a delivery schedule). A robust solution (delivery schedule) is... Agent: L'air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'etude Et L'exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
20110307409 - Managing consistent interfaces for company intrastat arrangement, intrastat declaration, intrastat declaration request, and intrastat valuation business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307408 - System and method for assigning a business value rating to documents in an enterprise: A system and method for managing information in an enterprise is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a document from a component of an enterprise network, determining one or more characteristics associated with the document, assigning a priority score to a user associated with the document, assigning a... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
20110307410 - Managing consistent interfaces for foreign trade commodity catalog and foreign trade product classification business objects across heterogeneous systems: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business... Agent:
20110307411 - Systems and methods for ranking results based on dwell time: A method and a system to rank search results based on dwell time is provided. The system comprises a search module to identify a plurality of listings stored in a listing database as search results. A dwell time module determines a respective dwell time associated with each of the plurality... Agent:
20110307413 - Predicting the impact of a personnel action on a worker: A computer-implemented method for predicting the impact of a personnel action on a worker is provided. The method includes collecting a plurality of attributes associated with each of a plurality of workers, receiving a proposed personnel action related to a worker, applying a data mining tool to the attributes and... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110307412 - Reusable capacity planning scenario templates: Systems and methods are described for creating a reusable capacity planning scenario template. In one example, a method includes maintaining a system topology model of resources in a configuration management database. The topology model can include at least one computing device and at least one facility in which the computing... Agent:
20110307418 - Multi-metering of electric power consumption: An electric metering system comprising a plurality of metering devices controlled by a metering controller. Each of the metering devices provides the controller with instantaneous measurements of electric current within an associated electric conductor. The metering controller is operative to collect the measurement information, compute consumption information, store the information... Agent:
20110307421 - Cup insulator and customizable insert: A sleeve containing an insert forming a cup holder is described. The inserts are placed in the sleeve. The sleeve is customizable by varying the color, writing and bar coding. The individual business may also display their logo on the sleeve or insert. These cup holders are personal to the... Agent:
20110307419 - Poem to a loved one business systems and methods: A system and method of monetizing a Poem To a Loved One including the steps of: providing at least one manufactured item that may be impressioned thereon having at least one indicia; impressionably printing the Poem To a Loved One on the manufactured item; distributing for sale the manufactured item... Agent:
20110307420 - Promotional pocket cover and method of constructing and displaying: A wearer selectable removably attachable promotional pocket cover comprises a single body unit generally arrow in shape including two modules: a cover module and an insert module continuously and seamlessly joined together. An attachment means enables the promotional pocket cover to be temporarily attached to and from a pre-existing garment... Agent:12/08/2011 > 147 patent applications in 73 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110301964 - Auction methods and systems: Known auction techniques are modified to provide various benefits. In one arrangement, a pseudo-random function is employed to determine whether a nominally-ended auction should be extended, allowing an unsuccessful remorseful bidder a possible further chance to win the auction. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.... Agent:
20110301963 - Method and system for providing energy related information associated with gateway connected devices: A broadband gateway which enables communication with a plurality of devices may be operable to determine an energy consumption metric associated with each application usage in each of the devices. The broadband gateway may handle at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider.... Agent:
20110301974 - Adaptive intervention and management method for healthcare organizations: A method to optimize the performance of a health care organization, comprising creating a 3-dimensional Healthcare Adaptive Cycle space defined by a Potential axis, a Connectedness axis, and a Resilience axis. The method then determines at a first evaluation time a first location for the healthcare organization within said Healthcare... Agent:
20110301965 - Dynamically predicting patient influx into an emergency department: Current patients in an emergency department of a hospital are described according to their quantity, their triage classification levels, and their wait times to calculate a current patient backlog. A sum of weight-adjusted triage classification levels of all of the current patients is calculated. Current patient arrival rates in the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110301971 - Healthcare system planning tool: A system for planning at a healthcare facility employs a database that stores health care facility impacting data including demographic data describing a preselected set of aspects of a population residing within a defined geographic area. A simulator applies modeling tools to the health care facility impacting data and generates... Agent: Hok Group, Inc.
20110301972 - Medical payment system: A medical payment system is described in which a provider of medical goods and/or services submits, via telephone or other communications medium, a request for payment amount determination for a patient encounter. A price determination system determines which of a plurality of fee schedules negotiated by the provider applies to... Agent: First Access, Inc.
20110301970 - Method for supporting service based on information terminal and system for supporting service using the method: In the present invention, an information terminal with a high-performance graphic and a processor accesses the server providing a predetermined service of a predetermined institution through a wired/wireless communication network to provide a service to virtually experience the predetermined service in advance in the virtual reality and additional information associated... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110301973 - Method of delivering goods and services via media related applications: A method of delivering goods or services via an encoded medium to a holder includes generating data in a database associated with a central computing station in response to an assignee of the medium and a provider of goods or services separately communicatively linking the medium to a central computing... Agent: Trialcard Systems, Inc.
20110301968 - Methods, systems and computer program products for providing targeted displays for pharmacy signature capture systems: A pharmacy signature capture system can display a targeted message for playing to a signor using criteria that are based on a prescription number that is provided during a pharmacy transaction. The functionality of a signature capture system can thereby be enhanced to provide targeted educational messages concerning the pharmaceutical... Agent:
20110301969 - Monitoring electronic device usage in a managed healthcare environment: In one example, a portable device collects over a first network first and second information from a remote electronic device, each of the first and second information indicating a user input received via a user interface of the remote electronic device at a different time. The portable device identifies a... Agent: Pomdevices, LLC
20110301975 - One stop shopping system and method: A system and method are disclosed for one-stop shopping for health-care services and related needs. The one-stop shopping system and method provide objective information for the system enrollee to assess and decide on health-care insurance and services. The system and method provide this objective information in a way that is... Agent:
20110301967 - Probabilistic optimization of resource discovery, reservation and assignment: A computer implemented method, system and/or computer program product allocate multiple resources from multiple organizations. A series of requests for multiple resources from multiple organizations is received. The multiple resources are required to accomplish a specific task, and each of the multiple resources is assigned a probability of consumption. Probabilities... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110301966 - Real-time synchronous semantic processing in electronic documentation: The synchronous semantic processing technique described herein provides the level of completeness of a document in real-time as a user is creating or editing the document and provides recommendations to the user to increase the level of completeness. In one embodiment, the level of completeness of a medical document, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110301980 - Automated medical image storage system: An automated medical image storage system comprises an interface, a configuration interface and an output processor. The interface acquires a sequence of images of patient vessels both prior to and following introduction of contrast agent into the vessels and subtracts a mask image representing background detail in the absence of... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110301979 - Health care patient benefits eligibility research system and methods: The software of the present invention provides a means for creating a file of unpaid claims for a service provider. The software is used to create one or more queries to compare information in the file of claims against records in a benefit provider's database to determine the eligibility status... Agent:
20110301982 - Integrated medical software system with clinical decision support: An integrated medical software system with embedded transcription functionality is disclosed. The system comprises a clinical module for capturing clinical data for a patient in a first electronic document and a communication component that communicates the clinical data to a rule-based clinical decision support (CDS) system and receives at least... Agent:
20110301976 - Medical history diagnosis system and method: An intelligent system for collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing a patient's relevant medical history data is disclosed. In one embodiment, a patient's medical history, including the patient's personal medical history and the patient's family medical history, may be accessed within the system. The system may be queried by doctors and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110301981 - Personal information system: In a preferred embodiment, an individual patient provides personal data to a healthcare service center. The healthcare service center then creates a portable optical disk for the patient to carry, if he/she so desires. The personal data that is written onto the portable optical disk is stored on a database... Agent: Datcard Systems, Inc.
20110301978 - Systems and methods for managing patient medical information: Methods and systems for managing patient medical information are provided in order to make it more convenient for patient information to be managed both electronically and using traditional physical files. The methods and systems comprise: storing patient medical information in an electronic patient record; generating at least one adhesive medical... Agent:
20110301977 - Systems and methods for value-based decision support: Systems and methods for multi-dimensional, value-based clinical care path decision support are provided. A system includes a care decision subsystem to receive a patient problem and at least one clinical patient attribute, to identify a plurality of patient care path options for evaluation by the patient and a provider, and... Agent: General Electric Company
20110301984 - System and method for generating a customized proposal in the development of insurance plans: A method for generating a customized proposal in the development of insurance plans for a customer is provided. Customer data is stored within a database in a computer system. This database has stored insurance plan products. A description of insurance plan options available to the customer is displayed on a... Agent:
20110301983 - System and method for quoting, selling, distributing and tracking insurance products: The system relates to an automated method for selling a variety of insurance products to a single individual user. In one aspect of the system, a first database is used for storing demographic information about the user, a second database is used for mapping property types to available insurance products,... Agent: Click And Bind, LLC
20110301985 - System and method for operating a service to arrange transport amongst parties through use of mobile devices: A system and method are described for enabling transportation to be arranged for individuals carrying handsets or mobile devices. In some embodiments, a customer can transmit a request for transport from a given customer geographic location. A service may handle the request by selecting a driver for the customer.... Agent:
20110301986 - Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services: A method and system for reserving future purchases of airline tickets using plural electronic options. The electronic options are used to reserve plural airline fares on a plural airline routes to plural destinations and a plural of fare classes for a pre-determined period. A final airline fare, route, destination and... Agent: Option It, Inc.
20110301989 - Licensed professional scoring system and method: A quantitative system and method that utilizes data sources external to a company, and when available, traditional data sources, e.g., internal company information, to (i) provide an easily accessible means for matching criteria such as, for example, demographic needs, to a database that can quickly provide a number of potential... Agent: Deloitte & Touche LLP
20110301987 - Real estate drive by traffic monitoring system: A method and system for tracking real estate drive by traffic monitors locations of the mobile devices of interested parties relative to real property for sale. Visits to the real properties are counted, monitored and tracked to determine the amount of traffic of interested parties that each real property is... Agent:
20110301988 - Service platform system architecture for fleet maintenance and management: A service platform method and system for enabling readiness and sustainability services for a fleet of deployed and fielded equipment units, comprising generating condition based operational status data dependent on equipment status data and dependent on predetermined relations between said equipment status data and predetermined weighting parameters; providing said condition... Agent: Bae Systems Bofors Ab
20110301990 - Pricing and service sustainability application: Provided herein is a financial management application and associated services specific to the parks and recreation sector. The application and/or services will allow organizations to more efficiently and accurately create and manage their budgets. Aspects of the inventions include providing a comprehensive cost recovery software tool specifically designed for the... Agent: Eprepsolutions, LLC
20110301992 - Condition based maintenance support schedule management: A method for supporting maintenance on a fleet of deployed equipment units each provided with an on-board data processing module and a data storage module, comprising: Providing and maintaining a database of repeatedly determined condition based operational status data of said equipment unit; Providing a set of predetermined maintenance tasks;... Agent: Bae Systems Bofors Ab
20110301991 - Methods and systems for scheduling appointments in healthcare environments: Methods and systems for scheduling appointments in healthcare environments are described. An example medical scheduling system includes a data storage to store data including information associated with an open appointment and information associated with at least one of a type of care or a symptom exhibited by a patient and... Agent: General Electric Company
20110301993 - System and method for processing personalized stationery designs and selecting fulfillment order sites: A system and method are described for digitally processing a stationery order and for selecting an optimum fulfillment site for fulfilling the stationery order. For example, a method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: providing an end user with a set of selectable stationery templates, the stationery personalization... Agent:
20110301994 - Wireless put-to-light system and method: A wireless put-to-light order fulfillment system capable of being retrofitted and integrated into existing inventory management databases. In an exemplary embodiment, alert devices are placed on job order totes, and each alert device is associated with the host system's database software using an alert interface software. The lights on the... Agent:
20110301995 - System for supporting carry-in operation planning: A carry-in ready period calculation part calculates a candidate of a carry-in ready period which is a period during which a carry-in operation can be conducted and outputs the candidate in an output part so as to make entire construction works efficient. The calculation is performed based on a site... Agent:
20110301996 - Automating workflow participation: A workflow system allows defining criteria for an automated task agent to perform tasks for a participant automatically without input from the participant at the time the task is performed. Automated tasks are performed by an automated task agent according to the participant's history in performing similar tasks in the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110301998 - Managing a network system: Managing a network system includes determining metrics for a plurality of nodes in the network system, determining a plurality of zones including the plurality of nodes based on the metrics for the network system, and, for each zone of the plurality of zones, determining a computational architecture to be implemented... Agent:
20110301997 - System and method for managing fleet vehicles or employee owned vehicles: A computer based system for managing vehicles, including: a memory unit for at least one specially programmed computer, for storing a request from a first user regarding a trip including a starting point, destination, and schedule. The system includes a processor for the computer for receiving a request from a... Agent: Ecology & Environment, Inc.
20110301999 - Project supporting method, execution program therefor, and execution device therefor: Data to support a determination as to whether or not a project can be executed, etc., is provided on the basis of a cost estimation value of project deliverables. Regarding a risk event parameter group which is a collection of risk event parameters indicating a degree of estimation risk for... Agent:
20110302000 - Machine learning for optimization and services: A valuation optimization method includes generating offeree decision information (buyer decision information, by way of illustrative example) by presenting a sequence of mechanisms to a sequence of offerees wherein the mechanisms comprise menus of transaction offers (sale offer menus, by way of illustrative example). Actual transactions (sale transactions, by way... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110302001 - System and method for estimating forward retail commodity price within a geographic boundary: Embodiments disclosed herein provide a new way to generate estimated forward retail prices for a retail commodity within a geographic boundary that represents a target market. Using estimates for local retail prices, combined with knowledge of current and historical wholesale prices, embodiments disclosed herein enable the creation of a forward... Agent: Pricelock, Inc.
20110302002 - Learning optimal prices: A method comprises: presenting a plurality of offers to one or more offerees, the offers including at least one non-deterministic offer having non-deterministic consideration for the offeree; conducting business activity including the presenting and further including at least one actual business transaction executed in response to an acceptance by an... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110302003 - System and method to measure, aggregate and analyze exact effort and time productivity: A system and method for measuring exact effort spent on work related activities within an organization. The system includes at least one desktop agent cooperating with at least one server, the or each said desktop agent includes collecting means for online events including user inputs, active applications, and related application... Agent:
20110302004 - Customizing workflow based on participant history and participant profile: A workflow system allows determining at least one date based on various factors including the complexity of a task, a participant's history as monitored by the workflow system, and a participant's profile as entered by the participant. In addition, the workflow system generates customized notifications according to the participant's reliability... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110302005 - Framework for promotions: A system and method that provide a framework or tool through which e-commerce store owners may build promotional packages for e-commerce, and the same acts as a promotion engine or kit for promotions or incentives. In one implementation, a network platform provides a promotion framework that allows storefront managers to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110302008 - Assessing engagement and influence using consumer-specific promotions in social networks: A system and method for assessing engagement activities and influence using consumer-specific promotions in a social network environment is provided.... Agent:
20110302009 - Referring, lending, and reselling of digital items: Digital items may be referred, lent, or resold via a computing architecture that supports a secondary market for such items, as well as the economic models to support the secondary market. In one scenario, a lender may lend a digital item to another person, and if that person purchases the... Agent:
20110302010 - Method and system for providing incentivized benefits in a broadband gateway: Aspects of a method and system for providing incentivized benefits in a broadband gateway are provided. In this regard, credits may be added to a subscriber account associated with a broadband gateway based on input provided by a user of an electronic device in communication with the broadband gateway, and... Agent:
20110302012 - System and method for redeeming coupons: A system and method for redeeming coupons including a base station providing a user redeemable coupon account for a user and a redeemable coupon feeding provider server coupled to the base station for delivering a redeemable coupon to the base station and into the account of the user. When the... Agent: Cashklick Inc.
20110302011 - Systems and methods to provide messages in real-time with transaction processing: In one aspect, a computing apparatus is configured to generate trigger records for a transaction handler to identify authorization requests that satisfy the conditions specified in the trigger records, identify communication preferences of the users associated with the identified authorization requests, and use the communication preferences to target real-time messages... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110302013 - Multi-dimensional price determination: A system and method are provided. The method includes establishing a current belief about the multidimensional distribution of buyers' valuations for at least one item, and, based on the current belief, proposing at least one pricing mechanism, each pricing mechanism establishing a price for the at least one item. Observed... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110302014 - Exchanging identifiers between wireless communication to determine further information to be exchanged or further services to be provided: A server exchanges information between one or more wireless devices to complete a transaction. The server receives second device identifier information from a first wireless device using a wide area network. The second device identifier information was previously provided to the first wireless device using short range wireless communication. The... Agent:
20110302016 - Automated membership system: An automated membership system including (i) an article containing readable data to identify a user and (ii) a server for (a) storing the profile data of the user, the profile data including data representing a first identifier; (b) receiving from the user a request message identifying a vendor; (c) providing... Agent: Taggo Pte Ltd.
20110302015 - Paperless coupon distribution and redemption system: A paperless coupon redemption system, consisting of manufacturers or distributors loading coupons into a database for use by consumers. Consumers being able to access an internet interface to view, find and select coupons, and redeem them at the point of sale with an issued PVC card containing a unique reference... Agent:
20110302018 - Method and apparatus for validating redemption of a coupon: An approach is provided for validating redemption of a coupon. The coupon management module causes, at least in part, presentation of a coupon via a device. Next, the coupon management module receives a first code in response to the presentation. Next, the coupon management module causes, at least in part,... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110302017 - Mobile coupon redemption system: A mobile coupon redemption system enables a customer to receive a mobile coupon offer on his mobile phone, and to display the offer to a merchant. The customer is prompted to obtain a “merchant code” from the merchant, who obtains the merchant code from a local secure hardware token. The... Agent:
20110302019 - Exchanging identifiers between wireless communication to determine further information to be exchanged or further services to be provided: A server exchanges information between one or more wireless devices. The server receives second device identifier information from a first wireless device using a wide area wireless network The second device identifier information was previously provided to the first wireless device via short range wireless communication. The server then uses... Agent:
20110302020 - System and method for networked loyalty program: The present invention provides a system for implementing a loyalty program on a network-wide level. The system associates UPC and SKU data on a network level to reward consumers and/or to analyze the data for a variety of business purposes, such as market segmentation analyses and/or analyses relating to consumer... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20110302021 - Fundraising process using pos technology: The present invention provides a system that allows merchants to donate a portion of each sale to every customer participating in the discount program directly to the fundraiser chosen by the customer. Customers are incentivized to use the card at participating merchants because the discounts received from using the card... Agent:
20110302022 - Systems and methods for closing the loop between online activities and offline purchases: In one aspect, a computing apparatus is configured to facilitate the identification of a transaction resulting from an activity occurring in a substantially separate context or environment, such as an offline transaction in a “brick and mortar” retail store resulting from an online advertisement or an online search. The computing... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110302023 - Method for issuing and redeeming an electronic coupon: A method for issuing and redeeming an electronic coupon is provided. An electronic coupon is created by a central server, the coupon including information about a discount or a credit, and one or more conditions. The coupon is assigned to a customer identifier. A coupon query is transferred, which includes... Agent:
20110302006 - Method for analyzing sentiment trends based on term taxonomies of user generated content: A method for generating a trend report for a non-sentiment phrase. The method comprises generating a plurality of term taxonomies between non-sentiment phrases and sentiment phrases; storing the plurality of term taxonomies in a database; performing periodically at least a statistical analysis respective of the plurality of term taxonomies in... Agent: Taykey Ltd.
20110302024 - Extended conversion tracking for offline commerce: In one embodiment, a physical world tracking mechanism may monitor the efficacy of an advertisement with an offline conversion component. A data storage device 306 may store a commercial location 110 described in the advertisement and associate a conversion action with the advertisement. A processor 304 may register the conversion... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110302025 - Conversion path performance measures and reports: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion... Agent: Google Inc.
20110302026 - System and method for providing targeted advertising through traffic analysis in a network environment: An example method includes receiving packets associated with network traffic and identifying location information associated with an end user related to the network traffic. The method also includes extracting keywords from the network traffic, the keywords and the location information are used as a basis for rendering an advertisement on... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110302027 - Communication available transport network bandwidth to l2 ethernet nodes: Various embodiments relate to a communications system and related method of advertising available bandwidth capacities of leased links. After leasing a link to an operator device, a provider or operator may monitor the available capacity of the leased link and generate an advertising frame when the actual available capacity is... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa, Inc.
20110302029 - Interactive business promotion system: A system and method for an interactive multi-media business listing delivery for use by businesses and customers, includes a geographically based database with fixed input attributes and terms, and a non-geographically based information set with fixed input characteristics and labels. A multi-media component business listing is produced with a plurality... Agent:
20110302028 - Selecting and delivering personalized content: The definition of campaign tactics as associating customized content to associated audiences in a relational database. These associations may be cached in a content association mapping that may be read from without accessing the database. The content association mappings may cached in one or more front end servers, and may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110302030 - System and method for incorporating packaging and shipping ramifications on net profit/loss when up-selling: An up-sell and down-sell method and system that considers a ranking of the individual marginal profit/loss of adding every product SKU of a merchant to an order (or a certain subset of SKU's based on other criteria), considering not only certain traditional fixed metrics the merchant may define such as... Agent: Quidsi, Inc.
20110302007 - Event participation: Methods, devices and systems are provided for event participation. One method embodiment includes a method for generating income for an owner of an entrant to an event. The method includes defining the event by the owner. The method further includes offering remuneration based upon a fulfillment of the defined event.... Agent:
20110302031 - Click modeling for url placements in query response pages: A “General Click Model” (GCM) is constructed using a Bayesian network that is inherently capable of modeling “tail queries” by building the model on multiple attribute values that are shared across queries. More specifically, the GCM learns and predicts user click behavior towards URLs displayed on a query results page... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110302032 - Content recommendation device and content recommendation method: A content recommendation device includes: a use information storage section storing types of information related to use as information related to use of content by a user; a recommended content deciding section deciding content to be recommended to the user in accordance with each of the types of information related... Agent:
20110302033 - System and method for providing advertisement to wireless network service user: Provided are a system and method for providing a wireless network service to a user terminal free of charge, by providing a doorway page for exposing an advertisement on the user terminal provided with the wireless network service through an access point. Accordingly, the user terminal may be provided with... Agent: Nhn Business Platform Corp.
20110302034 - System and method for associating a geographical location with an internet protocol addresss: The present application is directed to systems and methods for associating a geographic location with an IP address. Generally, an IP address associated with each of a plurality of browser cookies is determined, where each of the plurality of browser cookies indicate a geographic location such as a home address... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20110302035 - Advertising system and method using a potential customer's vehicle information: A system for targeted advertising is disclosed, which communicates advertisement messages to a potential customer based upon information regarding a vehicle owned and/or operated by the potential customer. A vehicle information obtainer obtains the potential customer's vehicle information, an advertising message generator generates an advertising message determined to be of... Agent:
20110302036 - Systems and methods to deliver targeted advertisements to audience: In one aspect, a system includes a transaction handler to process transactions, a data warehouse to store transaction data recording the transactions processed at the transaction handler, a profile generator to generate a profile of a user based on the transaction data, an advertisement selector to identify an advertisement based... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110302038 - System and method for delivering customized advertisements within interactive communication systems: Customized electronic advertisements are delivered in an interactive communication system. The advertisements are selected based on consumer profiles and are then integrated with content. The communication system may interconnect multiple consumer computers, multiple content provider computers and an advertisement provider computer. Whenever a consumer directs one of the consumer computers... Agent: Hemisphere Solutions N.a., L.L.C.
20110302039 - Systems and methods for targeted advertisement delivery: In one aspect, a computing apparatus is configured to receive a request for a profile to customize information for presentation to a user identified in the request and, responsive to the request identifying the user, provide the profile that is generated based on transaction data of the user. The profile... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110302037 - Virtual goods having multiple expressions: A given virtual good provided to users within a virtual environment may be expressed in a default state as a primary expression and, responsive to activation, the given virtual good may be expressed as a secondary expression. The primary expression and the secondary expressions may have some advantageous relationship. In... Agent:
20110302040 - Vending system: The invention relates to systems for selling goods and services using a telecommunications network of information and computer resources, in which means for the pneumatic delivery and distribution of goods are used. The technical result is an increase in the functional possibilities of the system. The vending system comprises points... Agent:
20110302044 - Automated electronic telecommunications order translation and processing: Systems and method for processing orders for telecommunications services are disclosed. Generally a telecommunications transaction set of an electronic data interchange standard is received, the telecommunications transaction set corresponding to a telecommunications product or service for a customer. An order for the telecommunications product or service is then generated based... Agent:
20110302042 - Communication device, communication method, and communication system: There is provided a communication device including a secure communication unit configured to perform secure communication, the secure communication being secure close-proximity communication, a high-speed communication unit configured to perform high-speed communication, the high-speed communication being close-proximity communication that is faster than the secure communication, and a power transmission unit... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110302041 - Limited lottery insurance: A system and method for conducting a lottery for at least one item are provided. The method includes, for each of a plurality of buyers, receiving a buyer's declared valuation for each of at least one item being offered in a lottery by a seller, the item having an assigned... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110302043 - System and method for establishing and providing access to an online account: A method of providing an account is provided. The method includes receiving identification information associated with a user during a communication session. The method further includes communicating a request for credit information, wherein the request includes at least a portion of the identification information. The requested credit information is received... Agent:
20110302045 - Automatic patent transaction system: The invention discloses an automatic patent transaction system. The invention comprises a patent database, a member database, a match computing device, a share computing device, a non-member database, and a licensing and transacting computing device. The operation method of the invention also comprises a method for the participation of member... Agent: National Chiao Tung University
20110302052 - Protecting game related content in a centralized marketplace: A processor implemented method, system and computer readable medium for performing transactions of user generated content in a centralized marketplace is provided. User generated content files usable in a game during gameplay are received from users to the centralized marketplace. A restriction on use of the user generated content files... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110302047 - Expense tracking, electronic ordering, invoice presentment, and payment system and method: Systems and methods for tracking and billing expenses throughout a transaction, such as the sale or management of a real estate property. In one embodiment, a budget is created that details expected incomes on the property and costs associated with the sale or management of the property. The budget may... Agent:
20110302046 - Professional services website: The professional services website includes a mass storage unit connected to a web server. The web server serves a plurality of web pages, which allow for user submission of a description of professional services, a transaction date, and an offer to pay for the services. An application server communicates with... Agent:
20110302054 - Data storage and access systems: Data storage and access systems enable downloading and paying for data such as audio and video data, text, software, games and other types of data. A portable data carrier has an interface for sending and receiving data, data memory for storing received content data, and payment validation memory for providing... Agent: Smartflash Technologies Limited
20110302053 - Systems and methods for online selection of service providers and management of service accounts: An interchange party computer system (IPCS) having means for presenting user interfaces to consumer computer systems and capturing data input through the user interfaces, the IPCS being associated with at least one database holding data representing a plurality of consumer profiles, the profiles including consumer profiles expressing service selection attributes... Agent: Leod Network Holdings, L.L.C.
20110302048 - Method and a system for generating a custom itinerary according to user specifications: An automated method for operating a bimodal itinerary creation and management system. The method includes specifying by a user of his travel preferences and telling the system to plan and calculate an itinerary, calculating by the system of an itinerary meeting said user's travel preferences and presenting said itinerary to... Agent:
20110302049 - System and method for computer program implemented individual unique candle design: A system and method for modeling and implementation of a computer program to provide an individual user or customer, the ability to exercise said user's own individual unique hand generated artistic talents, in each of three planes, in order to create said user's own unique desired three dimensional candle from... Agent:
20110302055 - System and method for an internet based charitable event: A system for an Internet based charitable event having a processor with software executing thereon. The software is in communication with a website, the website receives tax information about a charitable entity. A user selects one or more locations where to register, and enters information about a charitable event. The... Agent:
20110302050 - Smart phone probe and application for ski wax recommendation: The system may include a multi-function probe, a recommendation engine, a transaction engine, a user interface, a third-party interface, and a social network portal. The multi-function probe may be configured to connect to a smartphone through a wired or wireless (e.g. BLUETOOTH) connection for sensing one or more of air... Agent:
20110302051 - Mobile system and method for inventorying and purchasing goods: A system for gathering, storing, and updating inventory and product information in real time from a shared, centrally located database through a software application, such as a browser based application. This method generally includes the step of collecting product and inventory data through the use of a mobile device. The... Agent: Medisouth, LLC
20110302058 - Content playback apparatus, content playback method, program, and recording medium: Provided is a content playback apparatus capable of presenting, while playback a digital content, selling price information for the digital content being reproduced. The content playback apparatus is provided with a content playback portion which reproduces a digital content, a selling price information obtaining portion which obtains selling price information... Agent:
20110302059 - Handheld device and kiosk system for automated compiling and generating item list information: A portable handheld electronic device is in communication with a stationary kiosk device. The portable device provides automated compiling and categorizing of items and generating of categorized item lists in accordance with user-defined preferences including user-defined categories, and includes a memory for storing the assortment data, and categorizing means adapted... Agent:
20110302057 - Method and system for processing transactions over a distributed computer network: This invention relates to a method and system for processing transactions over a distributed computer network wherein proceeds from subscriber transactions are allocated among geographically diverse entities that may have dissimilar accounting, accrual and organizational structures.... Agent:
20110302060 - Order processing and benefit distribution systems and methods: Computer systems and related methods for encouraging individuals to purchase items and/or services from a retailer. In particular embodiments, a manufacturer of particular items establishes a web site that is used to: (1) store lists of items that are required for participation in a particular group (e.g., a dance class);... Agent:
20110302056 - Wi-fi internet network ecommerce redirect business process: This patent describes a business process to redirect Wi-Fi network internet users to online ecommerce site(s) for the purpose of online commerce when users access Wi-Fi internet networks throughout the world.... Agent:
20110302062 - Management server and method of charging for printing: A method of charging for printing including setting a basic charge in the image forming apparatuses, receiving information about a recording agent installed in the image forming apparatus at predetermined intervals, determining whether or not the recording agent of the image forming apparatuses is replaced, based on the received information... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110302063 - Method and system for repairing and processing sales tracings invoices in a contract management system: A system is disclosed for processing of electronic product order data from vendors and wholesalers based on pricing contracts specifying qualifying vendors, customers, products and pricing. Product order data is compared with a plurality of pricing contracts established by product manufacturers. Errors in the product order data are identified by... Agent:
20110302065 - Method of providing a digital asset for distribution: Digital assets are provided for distribution within an electronic network. The digital asset includes digital content that is associated with a digital rights holder. A serial number is provided for (embedded within) the asset; this number uniquely identifies a first introduction of digital asset for distribution within the electronic network.... Agent:
20110302064 - System & method for introducing digital assets into an electronic distribution system: Digital media assets are introduced within an electronic network distribution system. A computer coupled to the electronic network distribution system includes one or more software routines that receive/store the digital assets; process administration information including an asset identifier and a rights-holder identifier; and interact with a digital asset management system... Agent:
20110302061 - System and method of providing spending information by foreign visitors using transaction records of financial presentation devices: A system for providing spending information in a locality by foreign visitors using transaction records of financial presentation devices such as credit and debit cards that are presentable to merchants is disclosed. A storage device stores transaction data generated from card transactions. A transaction analysis module executable by a processor... Agent: Visa U.s.a. Inc.
20110302066 - Method and system for automated tax appeal: A system and method enables users to prepare property and other types of tax appeal forms by an automated template while performing back-end database look-ups and analyses to determine the extent of the appeal. The template can be readily adjusted or added by system administrators to accommodate changes in the... Agent:
20110302067 - Address billing computer database electronic commerce payment codes: An address billing computer database, system and method, for manually entering selective credit and debit card numbers, for providing fraud proof transactions. Providing secure mail order transactions, secure telecommunication transactions, and secure electronic commerce transactions. The ABC database provides manually entering billing numbers for direct shipping, and worldwide shipping, which... Agent:
20110302068 - Method and system for multi-tier billing for downloading content via a broadband gateway: A broadband gateway may be used to provide multi-tier billing services in a home network. The broadband gateway may determine whether a transaction requested from the broadband gateway is performable in a plurality of steps, may associate a charge and/or a credit with each of the determined plurality of steps,... Agent:
20110302105 - Investor social networking website: A social networking website system for an individual investor to join as a member, to meet online with other investors and discuss investing. The social network facilitates finding and communicating among like-minded individuals by providing the investor with a plurality of searching tools for searching a member profile page, a... Agent:
20110302107 - Method and system to solve dynamic multi-factor models in finance: Methods and systems for estimating time-varying factor exposures of either an individual financial instrument or a portfolio of such instruments, through the solution of a constrained multi-criteria dynamic optimization problem, providing an estimation error function and one or more transition error functions to be minimized over a period of time.... Agent:
20110302106 - Stock method for measuring and assigning precise meaning to market sentiment: A stock method for objectively quantifying the feeling, or market sentiment, of a company's stock (or the market as a whole) in a data-driven and transparent manner that serves as a standardized tool useful to investors and stock market analysts in gauging such items as inflated or deflated price values... Agent:
20110302075 - Bond issue risk management: The present invention provides an auction system that allows bond issue sales to be offered in an open and transparent manner, wherein, a certain percentage (up to 100%) of bonds in a bond issue can be offered to qualified bidders at a “buy now” pre-auction price, set by an issuer... Agent:
20110302073 - Method and apparatus for price improvement, participation, and internalization: A method for stock option trading includes receiving an option order at a market, contemporaneously receiving a copy of the option order at an electronic drop (EDrop) system, which is separate and distinct from the market, obtaining a potential cross quantity and a potential cross price based on the option... Agent:
20110302072 - Method and system for the integration of fixed income financial instruments: An electronic trading platform for cash and cash futures (options) is provided in which the cash and cash futures (options) markets are combined together in a single platform. The cash and cash futures (options) markets can be traded on the same screen. The electronic trading platform also brings the cash... Agent: The Bank Of New York Mellon
20110302071 - System and method of listing and dividing assets between two or more parties: The present invention comprises a system and method for dividing assets in an estate. First, the assets of the estate are populated in a catalog. A survey is distributed to all parties to gain pertinent information relating to their interests in the estate. The system will incorporate the party's intent... Agent: Divvymaster, Inc
20110302074 - Systems and methods for enabling trading of currency: Systems and method of enabling trading in currencies are provided. A method of trading a foreign currency option on an electronic trading system according to the invention may include executing a trade of the foreign currency option between a buyer and a seller, locking the trading system with respect to... Agent: Gfi Group Inc.
20110302070 - Systems and methods for netting of transactions: An aspect comprises a computer readable memory that stores information regarding a first derivatives transaction between a first entity and a second entity; and a processor unit that calculates, based on the information regarding the first derivatives transaction, one or more parameters for each of a second derivatives transaction and... Agent: Barclays Bank PLC
20110302069 - Treasury funded structured settlements: Maximizing the safety of funds paid by a defendant for the benefit of a claimant as specified in a structured settlement agreement in settlement of a personal liability or worker's compensation claim, and minimizing income taxes due from the claimant as a result of the receipt of payments arising from... Agent:
20110302076 - Method and system for monitoring for and reporting of lien distress events: A computer-based method of monitoring for and reporting of a lien distress event relatable to a lien against a property includes the steps of extracting loan data from a client loan portfolio, defining the lien distress event relatable to the loan data by using one or more lien distress event... Agent:
20110302078 - Managing an energy transfer between a vehicle and an energy transfer system: A method, computer-readable medium, and system for managing a transfer of energy is disclosed.... Agent:
20110302080 - Method and apparatus for value interchange pricing: Systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code, and means for processing transactions are provided which include receiving transaction data associated with a payment transaction, said transaction data including a payment account identifier, the payment account identifier identifying a payment account, determining a value score associated with the payment account identifier, determining,... Agent:
20110302077 - Method and system for account maintenance via a broadband gateway: Aspects of a method and system for account maintenance via a broadband gateway are provided. In this regard, a subscriber associated with a gateway may have a plurality of subscriber accounts with a corresponding plurality of service/content providers. Information associated with the accounts may be stored in the gateway, and... Agent:
20110302081 - System and method for mass transit merchant payment: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for enabling payment of transit system fees using a financial transaction instrument. Entry is permitted onto a transit system by recognition of information included in an identification number stored on a financial transaction instrument. The identification number stored on the financial transaction... Agent:
20110302079 - System and method of processing payment transaction data to determine account characteristics: A system, apparatus, and method for more effectively marketing financial products and services to consumers by determining the opening date and activity level within a payment account based on data from payment transactions in which the consumer has participated. This information may be used to determine where a consumer's transaction... Agent:
20110302082 - Methods and systems for processing a financial transaction: A method for processing a financial transaction such as an electronic bill payment is provided. The method includes receiving an electronic bill payment wherein the bill payment is submitted on behalf of a consumer in response to a bill associated with a biller, determining using a computer system that the... Agent:
20110302087 - Comprehensive online fraud detection system and method: A fraud detection and protection method and system are disclosed. The method and system utilize a fraud detection and protection server to monitor online commercial transactions between a webserver and a client computer, and generate a risk assessment of a user associated with the client computer. The system and method... Agent:
20110302083 - Method and system for controlling access to a financial account: A computer implemented system and method for controlling access to a financial account, the system comprising: one or more memories for storing information and at least one set of instructions, and one or more processors for receiving the financial account information at an access terminal, wherein the access terminal collects... Agent:
20110302085 - Methods and systems for verifying customer supplied financial account information using debit and credit transactions: Embodiment of the invention describe methods and systems for verifying customer supplied financial account information verification using debit and credit transactions. These methods include electronically transmitting an electronic debit and credit transaction to the customer financial account, based on the customer supplied financial account information. The method also includes electronically... Agent: Hsbc Technologies Inc.
20110302086 - System & method for unique digital asset identification and transaction management: Digital assets are tracked through the use of digital serial numbers. Systems equipped with the present invention can uniquely identify copies of assets within it. Assets that originate within the system can be uniquely identified even outside the system. The transaction history can be traced by looking up the transaction... Agent:
20110302084 - System and method for immediate replacement of lost or stolen credit cards/debit cards: d) configuring the account such that with loss or theft of the physical card and the provider being notified thereof, the physical credit or debit main card access to the account is deactivated and access to the account by the non-physical virtual account card is immediately activated and the card... Agent:
20110302088 - Token based new digital cash protocols: Digital cash token protocols employ two pairs of private and public keys. Each public key is certified separately and the protocols do not use any blind signature schemes. As a result, the digital cash token protocols provide strong protection of user privacy by using two certified public keys instead of... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
20110302089 - Electronic credit card with fraud protection: A method for verifying permission to use a payment system such as an electronic credit card, using a hand held communication device such as a smart phone, where the customer presents the communication device to a merchant who extracts account information from the hand held device, and the merchant sends... Agent:
20110302090 - Determining a critical path in statistical project management: An apparatus for a Gantt chart includes a processing unit which determines a range of dates for an end date for completing a task. The range comprises a first date and a final date. The apparatus includes a display which shows the range of dates for the task completion. A... Agent:
20110302091 - Auto repair estimation system: A system for estimating cost or time to repair a damaged vehicle includes an electronic measuring system that can measure control points of the vehicle and determine whether those control points are out of tolerance (i.e., damaged) even though the damage is not perceptible by the human eye. The system... Agent:
20110302092 - Service center support: A control unit on a vehicle requests a vehicle service appointment when service is required. Scheduling is performed first with reference to the user's calendar and then by confirmation with the user.... Agent:
20110302096 - Authentication service for sales of goods and services: An authentication service provides authentication information to help potential buyers determine the legitimacy of an offer to sell a good or service. For example, an authentication service stores registration information that indicates (a) that a particular item was purchased by a particular party, and (b) contact information that indicates a... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110302094 - Manufacturing and distribution to avoid counterfeit products: A method, system, and computer usable program product for improved manufacturing and distribution to avoid counterfeit products in a supply chain are provided in the illustrative embodiments. For manufacturing to avoid a counterfeit product, a product to be manufactured is selected. Production volume information is determined, the production volume information... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110302093 - Mitigating distribution and consumption of counterfeit products: A method, system, and computer usable program product for mitigating distribution or consumption of counterfeit products in a supply chain are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A first set of identifiers is generated to associate with a product to be manufactured. The first set of identifiers includes identifiers corresponding to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110302095 - Pre and post purchase identification of counterfeit products: A method, system, and computer usable program product for pre and post purchase identification of counterfeit products in a supply chain are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A customer reference number (CRN) associated with a unit of product is identified. The unit of product has associated therewith a unique set... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110302099 - Apparatus, system, and method for providing a social network: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for providing a social network. An apparatus for a social network includes an account module, a connection module, and a network visibility module. The account module is configured to manage a plurality of account types, the account types including a first account type,... Agent:
20110302097 - Behavior-based networks: A networking service that receives information about behaviors of the users, such as behaviors in which a user is engaging now or will engage in the future. The networking service compares the behavior information to identify matches between two or more users. When a match is detected, the networking service... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110302098 - Method and system for providing answers to users of a multi-tenant database system: Online communities, also referred to as “forums,” are used as a customer support tool along with a repository of useful articles, also referred to as “knowledge base.” Users may navigate between the forum and the knowledge base. Social networks can also be used to access the forum and knowledge base.... Agent: Salesforce.com, Inc.
20110302100 - Method and system for identification of talent on the basis of a target candidate profile: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system, method and apparatus for identifying at least one candidate from a plurality of candidates based on at least one target candidate profile associated with the at least one target candidate. The method includes identifying at least one candidate from a plurality of... Agent: Forte Hcm Inc.
20110302101 - Automatic data transmission in response to content of electronic forms satisfying criteria: Automatic transmission of information is generated when the content of a posted electronic form matches a predefined criteria. An interface allows the user to create a criterion template to specify the match criterion without requiring the user to have the skills of a professional programmer. The person to be notified... Agent: Collegenet, Inc
20110302102 - Community rating and ranking in enterprise applications: The present invention is directed to methods and systems which provide a comprehensive rating and ranking of products and services. Furthermore, aspects of the present invention provides a complete review of products and services, as well as rankings of semantic and non-semantic reviews, which provides a “true” reflection of a... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110302104 - Information providing apparatus and information providing method: A rating server is provided with: a rating acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a user who purchased content sold in a plurality of types of sales modes, a rating for the content; a rating collection unit configured to determine, by collecting the rating given by a user on the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110302103 - Popularity prediction of user-generated content: A method, system, and computer program product for popularity prediction of user-generated content are provided. The method includes measuring the novelty of a user-generated content and predicting the popularity of the user-generated content based on the measured novelty. Predicting the popularity of the user-generated content includes: extracting basic features of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110302108 - Transferring electric energy between an electric vehicle and a power distribution grid: In order to be able to perform the transfer of electric energy between an electric energy storage device of an electric car and a connection point of an electrical power distribution grid using relatively less effort, particularly with regard to the technical construction of the connection point, the novel method... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110302109 - Method and apparatus useful in revenue generation for educational entities: A method of generating revenue for an educational entity having an athletic department includes providing a display supporting structure erected at an accessible location, and arranging for athletes that have associations with the athletic department of the educational entity to each be presented with an option of having a display... Agent:12/01/2011 > 164 patent applications in 80 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110295609 - Itemizing pollutants of activities: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for itemizing pollutants of activities may be provided. The method may include receiving a first quantity of an activity that indicates an amount of the activity that is performed. The method may further include accessing a list of one or... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
20110295612 - Method and apparatus for user modelization: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for user modelization. In one embodiment, a method builds a profile that describes the interests of a user by monitoring automatically over time a plurality of interactions between the user and a computing device controlled by the user. The plurality of interactions... Agent:
20110295610 - Method for configuring installation capacities of hybrid energy generation system: A method for installation capacities of a hybrid energy generation system is disclosed. The hybrid energy generation system may include a plurality of power systems. According to the environment factors and practical requirements of the installation site, the mechanism of the present invention may find the golden ratio of the... Agent: Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation
20110295611 - Method, process and apparatus for preserving biological materials and information concerning biological materials for the use of descendants and future generations.: We present a method, process and apparatus for preserving biological materials and information concerning biological materials for the use of descendents and future generations. The method can be implemented as a service provided to various parties such as persons, institutions, organizations, associations etc. The purpose of this invention is to... Agent:
20110295614 - Healthcare point of service adjudication and payment system: Systems and methods are described that facilitate providing an online, automated payment architecture that aggregates funds from multiple health-related accounts (e.g., a member's HSA, an employer's advance account, etc.) and automatically transfers the aggregated funds to a healthcare provider's account to pay a bill or invoice. According to other aspects,... Agent:
20110295613 - Inpatient utilization management system and method: A method for admitting a patient includes creating an inpatient value set by collecting a respective value for each of a plurality of datapoints about the patient. The inpatient value set can then be compared with an historical dataset, the dataset representing a plurality of other patients each having a... Agent:
20110295615 - Post-surgical accessory convenience kit: A post-surgical accessory convenience kit, or PACK, and associated devices and methods that allows communication of a patient's post-operative needs and regimens. The PACK and associated devices allows monitoring and remote transmitting of a patient's needs and regimens.... Agent:
20110295618 - Apparatus and method for generating quality informatics knowledge: An apparatus and method for generating quality informatics knowledge. The apparatus and method include developing a policy and/or procedure developed for a quality improvement program; defining set of data to be used in implementing the policy and/or procedure developed for the quality improvement program; modifying and/or creating electronic documents on... Agent:
20110295621 - Healthcare information technology system for predicting and preventing adverse events: An adverse event may be prevented by predicting the probability of a given patient to have or undergo the adverse event. The probability alone may prevent the adverse event by educating the patient or medical professional. The probability may be predicted at any time, such as upon entry of information... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110295622 - Healthcare information technology system for predicting or preventing readmissions: Hospital readmissions may be prevented. Readmission is prevented by predicting the probability of a given patient to be readmitted. The probability alone may prevent readmission by educating the patient or medical professional. The probability may be predicted during a patient stay and used to generate a workflow action item to... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110295620 - Method, apparatus and system for automated patient screening and triage: A computer-based screening instrument system and method comprising a patient interactive device coupled with a data network and an administrative server, the administrative server operatively connected to a database and a printer, wherein the administrative server is configured to serve as a screening instrument to the patient interactive device and... Agent: City Of Hope
20110295617 - Ophthalmologic information management system: Provided is a method for the management of a patient's ophthalmic information which enables eyecare professionals, particularly ophthalmologists, to obtain, with a patient's consent, a patient's latest optical data, including that derived from prior ophthalmological surgical procedures. Subsequent surgical procedures, performed using such data and surgical parameters calculated therefrom, can... Agent:
20110295619 - System for managing patient assessment: The present invention relates to systems for collecting patient data and for analysing the data for the purpose of managing patient assessment procedures. In particular, the invention relates to a system for using collected patient data for the purpose of prioritising patients for assessment by clinicians. In particular, the invention... Agent: Fred Bergman Healthcare Pty Ltd
20110295616 - Systems and methods for situational application development and deployment with patient event monitoring: Systems and methods for clinical event processing with situational awareness to dynamically facilitate a clinician's workflow are provided. An example clinical event processing and situational awareness system includes a clinical event processor including a clinical event processing engine and a routing engine to receive information regarding a clinical event from... Agent: General Electric Company
20110295624 - Insurance policy data analysis and decision support system and method: A method for determining a fire risk score includes extracting data from real estate values, map data, FIRS data, and building data that includes an address, an age, a size, an indication whether or not sprinklers are present, and an indication whether one or more smoke detectors are remotely monitored;... Agent: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
20110295625 - Intellectual property trading exchange: m
20110295623 - System and method for workers compensation data processing and tracking: The present invention relates to a workers compensation related insurance complaint management, processing and reporting system. According to some embodiments, an insurance complaint is received at a conversion system for processing. The received information may be converted to a specified format to populate an interactive web form. The web form... Agent: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
20110295628 - Audience targeting based on performance history of invitational content: Systems and methods are provided for audience targeting based on a performance history of invitational content from secondary content providers, such as advertisements. In operation, responsive to request from a user for content package, a queue of available invitational content is retrieved. Thereafter, based at least on a performance history... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110295633 - Automated application discovery and analysis system and method: An object oriented design for an automated modeling system for mapping and monitoring the business roles and impact of elements within an IT Infrastructure that make up specific applications or business processes, spanning not only network elements, hosts, servers and programs but also users, company structure and processes. The design... Agent:
20110295626 - Influence assessment in social networks: Social networks have become platforms to disseminate and market information and ideas. A social network, users, and interactions of users may be modeled by graphs, which may be analyzed to determine influential users. In one example, nodes within a graph may be concurrently grouped into node groupings. Influence values corresponding... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295631 - Method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing and collecting receivables: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing and collecting receivables are disclosed. Such a method includes providing at least one pre-existing account with first account information, the first account information having first account party data and providing at least one new account, each new account comprising new account information,... Agent: Ontario Systems, LLC
20110295629 - Monitoring system, monitoring method, and computer readable medium: A monitoring system includes a communication information acquisition unit, an information acquisition unit, a condition information acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a determination information output unit. The communication information acquisition unit acquires communication information contained in each piece of electronic document data and containing identification information about a project... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20110295627 - System and method for calculating an order flowthrough: An ordering system backend includes an ordering system module, an exclusion system module, an exception system module, a summary system module, and a display device. The ordering system module is configured to receive ordering data for a plurality of orders and to receive information concerning the flowthrough status of the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110295630 - System and method for creating financial securities backed by cashflow derived from energy savings: A method and system are provided for creating and measuring cashflows based on energy saving improvements made to a structure, e.g., a building, underground facility, or a ship. In one implementation, the invention is directed to a system and method for improving and measuring the energy efficiency of a structure.... Agent:
20110295632 - Systems and methods for predicting a livestock marketing method: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for improving the efficiency of livestock production using genetic information obtained from the animal. The methods of the invention comprise obtaining a genetic sample from an animal or embryo, determining the genotype of the animal or embryo with respect to specific... Agent: Merial Limited
20110295634 - System and method for dynamic optimal resource constraint mapping in business process models: Electronic communication has made it increasingly easier for large companies, such as those with thousands, even tens of thousands, of workers and/or consultants, to maintain steady streams of workflow across scattered offices and locations. In such a context, there is broadly contemplated herein business process modelling comprising the receipt of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110295635 - Systems and methods for scheduling power sources and jobs in an integrated power system: Methods and systems for managing energy sources and energy consumers in an integrated system are provided. Certain subject matter presented herein relates to automatically scheduling jobs and their sub-tasks to maximize profit by comparing power source configurations and determining the best job schedule for the power source configurations. This system... Agent: International Business Machine Corporation
20110295636 - Autonomous machine selective consultation: The different illustrative embodiments provide a system for selective consultation comprising a number of autonomous machines and a selective consultation system. The number of autonomous machines is configured to perform area coverage tasks in a worksite. The selective consultation system is configured to resolve issues encountered during operation of the... Agent:
20110295637 - Method for assisting a user in obtaining a repair service at the user's house or building: A service bureau system and method for assisting a user in retaining a service from a service provider selected from a plurality of service providers providing a plurality of different services. The system includes a receiving module receiving a service request from the user and identifying the user. The system... Agent:
20110295638 - System and method for workorder management: A system and method for managing workorders from a single location is provided. The system includes functionality to create workorders, to transmit workorders to equipment at a job site, e.g., an agricultural field, and to log the results of a completed workorder.... Agent: Gvm, Inc.
20110295639 - Systems and methods for automatic scheduling of a workforce: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling a workforce. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of: collecting an agent activity of a first class and an agent activity of a second class; and displaying the agent activity of the first class and the agent activity of the second... Agent: Verint Americas Inc.
20110295642 - Communication device with capability for handling conditional acceptance of meeting requests: Interacting digitally communicating devices cooperate to schedule future meetings include a capability to handle conditional acceptance of meeting requests. For example, a conditional acceptance may be subject to Boolean logic functions of the acceptance status(es) of other meeting invitees (e.g., the condition that another specific one or more invitees also... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110295641 - Freeform communication in calendaring system: A method of sharing a calendar between a plurality of users, the calendar being capable of holding one or more events. The method comprises providing the calendar to each of said plurality of users; allowing any of said plurality of users to add to the calendar any of a new... Agent:
20110295640 - System and method for instant scheduling of resources among multiple parties with real-time confirmation: A schedule generating processor-implemented method is provided, whereby the method includes determining a plurality of resources for scheduling an event and extracting, from either one or more processor devices, manually entered data, or from a memory device, scheduling information corresponding to each of the determined plurality of resources. A list... Agent:
20110295643 - Accelerated process improvement framework: The present invention relates to a method and related system for assisting and expediting an organization production of a more mature product. The method and system may include implementation of processes using a combination of both electronic hardware and software and implementation locally or over a network such as an... Agent: Accenture Global Service Limited
20110295644 - System and method for process management in a materials handling facility: Various embodiments of a system and method for process management in a materials handling facility are described. Embodiments may include a process control component configured to generate a model of multiple unit handling processes of a materials handling facility. For each process, the model may indicate a measured throughput rate.... Agent:
20110295645 - Service delivery management for brokered service delivery: A broker consumer gateway may interface with a service consumer of a computing device consuming at least one service of at least one service provider, including receiving requests for forms, providing the forms, and receiving submitted forms. A service delivery manager may deliver the at least one service. The service... Agent: Sap Ag
20110295646 - Service delivery management for brokered service delivery of service groups: A broker consumer gateway may interface with a service consumer of a computing device consuming a service group including at least two asynchronously executing services, including receiving requests for forms, providing the forms, and receiving submitted forms. A service delivery manager may execute delivery of the service group to the... Agent: Sap Ag
20110295647 - Manufacturing plan drawing-up system and method: Planning items necessary for the evaluation of a manufacturing capability in a production line are categorized from process routes of operation achievement information for every ordered product, so that operation time per process unit is calculated. Thereupon the similarity of the process routes of the categorized planning items to those... Agent:
20110295649 - Automatic churn prediction: Churn prediction is performed by monitoring quality of service levels provided to customers. A time in which the customer is due to either churn or renew his agreement with the service provider may be monitored or computed. Machine learning methods may be utilized to determine a probability of churn based... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110295648 - Computer and computer program for evaluating the sales force effectiveness of a selected business: A computer for evaluating the sales force effectiveness of a selected business includes a processor, a data communication device operatively connected to the processor and computer readable memory operatively connected to the processor and storing a program. The program comprises code adapted to calculate a final score representing the sales... Agent:
20110295650 - Analyzing merchandise information for messiness: Analyzing merchandise information includes: receiving merchandise information input by a user; analyzing the merchandise information, including at least obtaining values corresponding to one or more characteristic attributes from the merchandise information, wherein the values corresponding to one or more characteristic attributes are used to determine whether the merchandise information is... Agent: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
20110295651 - Mesh platform utility computing portal: A utility computing portal supports public and private modules for application development in a cloud computing environment. The public modules support downloads, customer support and access to a development community. The private modules are accessible to users with valid login credentials or those authenticated via a related entity, such as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295652 - Methods and systems for demonstrating and applying productivity gains: The difference between estimated costs predicted for performing a first workscope and actual costs for performing the first workscope is determined. The model used to generate the estimated costs is adjusted to compensate for the difference, resulting in an improved model. Before beginning a second scope of work that is... Agent:
20110295654 - Customer-level macro business performance monitoring: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for client/customer-centric macro (e.g., business-wide) monitoring of business performance and determination of business-wide customer impact trends associated with the client's/customer's composite relationship with the business. Additionally, embodiments provide for determining customer impact trends at other levels of the... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110295655 - Information processing system and information processing device: A terminal includes a sensor for detecting a physical quantity and a data transmitting unit for transmitting data representing the physical quantity to a processing device. An input/output device includes an input unit for receiving an input of data representing a productivity relating to the person wearing the terminal and... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110295653 - Method, computer program product, and computer for management system and operating control (msoc) capability maturity model (cmm): A method is provided for assessing implementation of Management System and Operating Control (MSOC) by an organization. Matrixes for key process areas of the MSOC are displayed. Each matrix corresponds to one key process area, and each of the key process areas includes different goals for assessing implementation of the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110295656 - System and method for providing balanced scorecard based on a business intelligence server: A scorecard application can support business strategy management using a business intelligence (BI) server. The BI server can take inputs from different data sources. The scorecard application can define an internal data structure that holds a plurality of strategy components and one or more key performance indicators (KPIs). Then, the... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110295657 - Test-weighted voting: The object of the invention is to provide a method of voting whereby votes are weighted by voters' score on a test. Say officials are not sufficiently science-minded. Votes for officials are weighted with the scores of voters on tests which could be mostly from high school algebra where good... Agent:
20110295658 - Collecting media data descriptive of a product: A crowd-sourcing system performs a method that includes generating a request that a user provide candidate media data to the crowd-sourcing system. The candidate media is descriptive of a product, and the request includes information about the product. The crowd-sourcing system transmits the request to a user system and receives... Agent:
20110295667 - Interactive advertising system: A system and computerized process for interactive display of advertisements is contemplated. The computerized process is embodied by online software that enables end users to voluntarily view and interact with an advertisement. Incentives may be offered for interacting with the advertisement. The incentives may relate to data transmission parameters such... Agent:
20110295666 - Operational management of multi-media gaming devices: Operational management of a multi-media system includes assessing end user performance with respect to operation of a multi-media device in the multi-media system. Upon determining a performance value derived from assessment of the end user performance exceeds a pre-defined threshold value, the operational management further includes identifying accommodation options that... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110295668 - Management of advertising related data on networked mobile computing devices: The present invention discloses a method for managing advertising related data over a distributed computer network, wherein the method includes receiving from an advertiser at least one data record defining a coupon and target data specifying demographics for targeting the coupon. The method further includes receiving from the consumers identifying... Agent:
20110295669 - Internet-assisted systems and methods for building a customer base for musicians: Method for building a customer base for a musician, comprising offering a discount on food or drinks at a venue where a musician plays or has played a piece of music to a listener who hears or has heard the piece of music of the musician, the discount is to... Agent:
20110295671 - Adaptable retail pricing environment and electronic exchange, delivering customized brand switching rewards and discounts: An individualized discount and reward server including one or more linked databases to store customer data associated with a loyalty program of a retailer, where the customer data including at least one retailer account and purchase history associated with a customer. The server further includes a processor to select a... Agent:
20110295670 - Adaptable retail pricing environment and electronic exchange, delivering customized buyer promotion rewards and discounts: An individualized discount and reward server includes one or more linked databases storing customer data including at least one retailer account and purchase history associated with the customer. The server including a processor to allocate at least one customized offer to the retailer account using at least the purchase history... Agent:
20110295672 - Methods and a system for detecting fraud in betting and lottery games: In one embodiment of the invention, a method to detect fraud includes a) receiving by the computer system from a source information regarding a plurality of played coupons for at least one game, wherein the plurality of played coupons comprises at least one first coupon; b) populating by the computer... Agent:
20110295673 - Restricted use consumer coupon and method using same: A computer system (100) for use by a retailer with a restricted use consumer coupons (100) includes a point of sale (POS) computer (201) for providing information regarding redemption of restricted use coupons at the POS. A central promotion server (203) is used for communicating with the POS computer (201)... Agent:
20110295674 - System and method for redemption of awards by award program participants: A system and method for maximizing airline award program participant's use of the accumulated award miles even in light of mileage shortfalls for the redemption of mileage awards is described. The system and method not only a benefit to the award program participant, but also provides financial benefits to the... Agent:
20110295675 - Loyalty presentation, method and system: Methods and systems are presented for sending an update to a customer's loyalty program account through a credit card authorization response message as well as sending the update by SMS, MMS, or other electronic message to the customer's mobile phone or device. The electronic message can allow the user to... Agent:
20110295676 - Methods and apparatus for recognizing compact discs and issuing corresponding credits: For possible use in an electronic content distribution system, automatic recognition of compact discs or other storage media containing particular content, and corresponding account crediting is described. In an electronic content distribution system, such as those providing music available by digital downloading or streaming technologies, a user may ordinarily pay... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110295662 - Local payment collection and information management apparatus and method: An apparatus for collecting payments and managing information, which allows for a payment to be made when the payee is not present and makes a record of the same, and a method is provided. The apparatus comprises a payer interface, a system for receiving payments, a secure lock box for... Agent:
20110295660 - Method for processing mobile advertisement:
20110295661 - Methods and systems for analyzing user preferences to dynamically identify remotely located media for local access: A method enables analyzing user preferences to dynamically identify remotely located media for local access. The method includes accessing, by a media selection component executing on a first computing device, an identification of a type of media preferred by a user local to a second computing device. The method includes... Agent:
20110295659 - System of delivering advertisements via wireless network: A system for delivering advertisements is provided. The system comprises a server, an active device, and an inactive device. The server is configured to store an advertising message. The active device is coupled to the server and configured to receive the advertising message. The active device receives the advertising message... Agent:
20110295677 - Event-based ad targeting: Embodiments of the present invention enable an advertiser to target ads to users based on occurrences of events that may influence the purchasing behavior of the users. The advertiser may specify an event to be used in targeting an ad. The event's region of influence is determined, and ads are... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295678 - Expanding ad group themes using aggregated sequential search queries: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating ad groups based on sequential search queries are disclosed. A seed ad group theme can be selected. Aggregated sequential search queries can be obtained from a seed search query having identical terms as the seed... Agent: Google Inc.
20110295679 - Presenting content packages based on audience exclusion: The present technology maintains a profile for each user known to a content delivery system and selectively excludes delivery of certain content to some users based on past performance. The user profile includes a listing of all completed conversion actions associated with the invitational content presented to the user. When... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110295680 - Single conversion advertisements: This specification describes technologies relating to content presentation. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving ad information from a seller; generating, using one or more processors, a single conversion ad using the received ad... Agent: Google Inc.
20110295681 - Method and system for content and application serving mechanism: A method and system for content and application serving mechanism is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a tiered campaign is created that contains a plurality of advertisements. The plurality of advertisements is served in one or more sections of a web browser. Each of the assignments is assigned with a... Agent:
20110295682 - Optimized search result columns on search results pages: Computer-implemented system and methods are disclosed for optimizing the relative positions of sponsored and organic search results on a search results page displayed to a user, including calculating, by a search engine, a degree of commerciality of a search query; receiving the search query from a user by the search... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20110295686 - Method and apparatus for maintaining advertising logic: A method and apparatus for tracking electronic advertisements for use with an electronic device and an ad server, the method comprising the steps of providing an ad client on the electronic device, modifying at least one ad reference such that a modified ad reference includes the ad client on an... Agent:
20110295683 - Method and apparatus for rapid and scaleable directed advertisting service: A method and apparatus for selecting a subset of advertisements complying with an advertisement request from a set of advertisements is disclosed. Advertisements rules are specified according to a logical semantic simplifying search combinatorials yet allowing for flexible specification of advertising rules, and permitting significant precomputation of advertising rules to... Agent: Hulu LLC
20110295684 - Method and server for managing advertisements: A method and server for managing advertisements are provided. The method and server attract a searcher's attention by a contest among a plurality of items extracted in relation to a search word, give a predetermined benefit according to contest ranks, and provide an advertisement of an advertiser supporting the benefit... Agent:
20110295685 - Method and system for transmitting and advertising company information: An advertisement method that transfers company information and a system to perform the method are provided. The company information transferring advertisement system includes a page display unit to display company information and a company information transfer icon on a content page, an information transfer unit to transfer the company information... Agent: Nhn Business Platform Corporation
20110295664 - Dynamically-assembled advertisement system and method: A dynamically-assembled advertisement system and method dynamically generates advertisements from advertisement components based on inferences of preferences from usage behaviors. Personalization features of the dynamically assembled advertisements include applying people and locales that are familiar to advertisement recipients within the advertisements, as well as including the recommendation recipient within the... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20110295663 - Environment-responsive advertising system and method: An environment-responsive system and method delivers advertisements to advertisement recipients in accordance with monitored usage behaviors and environment conditions local to the advertisement recipients. The advertisement recipients may interact with the advertisement delivery system so as to, for example, obtain additional information about the advertisement, including an explanation of why... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20110295665 - Subscription-based community advertising system and method: A subscription-based community advertising system and method delivers advertisements to system users that are members of computer-implemented communities in which the users subscribe to objects representing other users. The delivered advertisements may be generated in accordance with inferences of preferences from usage behaviors. The advertisements may be personalized, including making... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20110295688 - Defining user intent: Methods and computer-readable media are provided for defining user intent so that user intent can be determined and advertisements and other information can be provided to a user based on that user's intent. A topical expression is identified and is associated with attributes and actions. Actions indicate steps that can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295689 - Methods and systems to modify advertising and content delivered over the internet: A method for presenting tailored content to a user, comprising: presenting a central coordinating interface to a client; Generating a portion of client specific computer code, including a unique site identification token for a client site and at least one operating parameter; Integrating the client specific computer code into the... Agent:
20110295687 - Per-user predictive profiles for personalized advertising: Described is using per-user profile data (e.g., maintained in a browser cookie) as a factor in selecting advertisements to be presented to a user for a current context such as containing query keywords. For example, an advertiser may be willing to bid more if the current context's keywords match the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295690 - Providing information to potential purchasers electronically: In a electronic curbside information system, a seller is provided with an electronic “seller unit” that can be placed in physical proximity to a display, usually an advertising sign. Potential buyers carry “buyers units” usually in the form of smart phones in which an application is downloaded and stored. The... Agent:
20110295692 - Method of using location information for advertising system based on 3-dimensional shapes: A method of delivering an advertisement to an electronic communications device via an electronic communications network includes obtaining, via the electronic communications network, a location of an electronic communications device, the location of the device corresponding to a longitude, a latitude, and an altitude of the communications device, accessing a... Agent: Poynt Corporation
20110295691 - Radio receiver based greeting card system: A method and system for providing location-based advertising and location-based greeting through a radio receiver based greeting is disclosed. The system for providing location-based advertising comprises a greeting card having at least one surface, a radio receiver coupled to the surface, an information module coupled to the radio receiver, and... Agent:
20110295693 - Generating tailored content based on scene image detection: A method for generating tailored content for a user based on analyzing images of a scene is provided. Images from a scene captured by a capture device of a target recognition and analysis system are received. The images are analyzed to detect one or more brand identifiers in the images.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295695 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and image forming apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a utilization request for one of plural services provided by a computer; a service attribute information storage unit configured to store service attribute information of each of the services, the service attribute information including information indicating a type of... Agent:
20110295696 - Personalized advertising for gesture monitoring systems: A computer-implemented personalized advertising system and method delivers dynamically generated advertisements to users of gesture-monitoring systems. The personalized advertisements are based, at least in part, on monitored behaviors, and personalization features of the advertisements include depicting the user in the context of promoted products, as well as including people and/or... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20110295694 - System and method for an individual data marketplace and monetization: A platform or marketplace for individual users to store, control, maintain ownership over, and monetize data related to themselves and their activities. The platform or marketplace facilitates company offers, such as product offers from producers, to members on mutually agreeable contract terms, facilitating mass connection of individual users. The platform... Agent:
20110295697 - Method and system for rendering content on the exterior of a vehicle: One embodiment includes a display system for use on the exterior of a vehicle having a display, a vehicle speed sensor, and a processor coupled to the vehicle speed sensor. The processor is configured to implement one of three operational modes of the display system based on the speed and... Agent:
20110295699 - Gesture-responsive advertising process: A gesture-responsive advertising process provides advertising fee processing for advertisements delivered on a gesture-responsive system. Fees are associated with advertisement recipient behaviors that are made in response to receipt of an advertisement. These behaviors include oral and gestural-based communications, and include requesting more information, requesting location-based information, and providing feedback... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20110295698 - Virtual-world avatar-based advertising with gestures and predetermined payments: A technique for advertising in a virtual-world includes installing an advertising gesture in an inventory of a user that has an associated avatar. The user is credited with a predetermined payment when the associated avatar performs the advertising gesture and the associated avatar is viewable on-screen when the advertising gesture... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110295700 - Auctioning segmented avails: Various embodiments enable auctioning of segmented advertisement insertion opportunities, e.g., segmented avails, associated with distributed content. In at least some embodiments, bids from advertisers to place advertisements in conjunction with a segmented avail are obtained. The bids that are obtained can have different durations (e.g., 60, 30, 15 seconds) that... Agent:
20110295701 - Web-based system and method to implement digital out-of-home advertisements: A method and apparatus are disclosed to implement digital out-of-home advertisements. The method includes logging in an advertisement system. The method also includes starting an advertisement campaign. In addition, the method includes searching for locations where advertisements can be shown. The method further includes selecting and purchasing advertisement space. Furthermore,... Agent:
20110295703 - Gesture-responsive advertising system and method: A gesture-responsive system and method delivers interactive advertisements to advertisement recipients in accordance with monitored gestures and/or other behaviors, including other bodily movements. The advertisement recipient may interact with the advertisement delivery system so as to obtain additional information about the advertisement or to provide feedback, and the interactions may... Agent: Manyworlds, Inc.
20110295702 - Method and system for managing and linking user accounts: A method and system for managing and linking user accounts is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a first user sends a request for account linking containing a username of a second user. The request is sent to the second user, and in response to the request, the second user approves... Agent:
20110295706 - Online pay-per-use system and method: Aspects of the invention may involve systems, methods, and computer readable medium. In an embodiment of the invention, a computer-implemented method for paying for usage of a pay per use device may be provided. The method may transmit device identification information from the device to a server. Device setup information... Agent:
20110295705 - Secondary market for gift cards where secondary market transactions do not physically transfer the same gift card between a seller and a purchaser: A secondary entity can purchase a gift card from a card holder. The secondary entity can extract complete information including identification and access information from the gift card and store this information on a database. The physical artifact of the gift card can then be optionally discarded or recycled. This... Agent:
20110295704 - Techniques for assisted self checkout: Techniques for assisted self checkout are provided. Customers or store personnel use scan devices that are independent of a self-checkout kiosk as they shop in a store to scan goods that are to be purchased. The transactions are independent of any particular checkout terminal. When the customer is ready to... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20110295707 - Method, system, and device for implementing network banking service: In the field of communications, a method, a system, and devices for implementing a network banking service are provided. The method includes: after an agent device establishes a connection with a Point Of Sale (POS) device, the agent device performs identification with the POS device; after successful identification, the agent... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20110295709 - Computer-readable storage medium, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: A game apparatus executes an application loaded from a storage section, and generates an application information frame that contains most-recently-used app ID information that is identification information of the executed application. Then, the game apparatus transmits the application information frame to another game apparatus. The game apparatus receives, from the... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110295708 - Systems and methods for providing software rental services to devices connected to a network: Methods and computer readable media for providing a rental service for a software application via a network. The user of a device downloads a rental agent application via the network and installs a rental agent application in the device. The user also downloads a software application via the network and... Agent: Beonsoft Inc.
20110295710 - Business development tool and tom$core scoring model: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system, method, computer product and computer system for selling a business. The method forms a set of qualified buyers and a set of qualified sellers; enabling only the set of qualified buyers to view at least one business offered for sale by the... Agent:
20110295714 - Object information derived from object images: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured... Agent: Nant HoldingsIPLLC
20110295713 - Purchasing system and a method for computerized selling in a service station: A portable purchasing device is delivered to a vehicle of a customer of a service station. The customer initiates a purchase order by using the portable purchasing device. The purchase order is transmitted by the portable purchasing device, to a central purchase management computer that adds the purchase order to... Agent: Bebuy Ltd.
20110295715 - Sales system and system management device: This sales system includes a personal information management means managing personal information of the user in association with a one-time ID issued by an issuing means and disclosing information other than that allowing specification of the user himself/herself included in personal information corresponding to the one-time ID.... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20110295717 - Method for presenting visual assets for sale, using search engines: The present invention relates to a method for causing purchasable visual assets that can otherwise be accessed only by the visual assets provider' proprietary search engine, to appear within the result lists of public search engines, comprising: providing for each of said purchasable visual assets web page which includes at... Agent: Picscout Ltd.
20110295716 - Method, medium, and system for adjusting product ranking scores based on an adjustment factor: Methods and systems for evaluating business rules for the purpose of promoting or demoting an item listing are presented. Consistent with an example embodiment, a conditional statement of a business rule that includes one or more expressions involving an item attribute and/or a seller attribute for an item listing is... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110295711 - Apparel fit advisory service: A data processing method determines an appropriate size of a selected apparel for an individual based on the individual's fit indicators characterizing the fit of apparels to the individual. The fit indicators factor in the individual's body profile and fit preferences. The method employs data on fit indicators associated with... Agent:
20110295712 - Method and apparatus to accelerate and improve efficiency of business processes through resource allocation: The present invention is directed to a computer-implemented method, system and apparatus to enable data-driven, multi-channel communications to facilitate business processes. By providing more than one channel for communication between market participants, which includes suppliers and consumers, real-time requests for information, services, or the like can be solicited in a... Agent: Targeted Instant Communications, Inc.
20110295719 - Methods and apparatus for supporting electronic requests for information and promotions on multiple device platforms in an integrated manner: Methods and apparatus for supporting electronic promotions and electronic requests for information, e.g., in an integrated manner, on multiple platforms including, e.g., cable network systems, cell phones, etc., are described. Rewards and/or benefits are tracked in a centralized manner and a subscriber is allowed to accumulate rewards and benefits in... Agent:
20110295722 - Methods, apparatus, and systems for enabling feedback-dependent transactions: Systems, apparatus, and methods for facilitating feedback-dependent transactions are provided. For example, feedback is collected on transactions involving particular buyers, with respect to the buyer, and then used to facilitate the process of pricing future transactions involving that buyer, selectively leading to further sales. In some embodiments, offers are made... Agent:
20110295720 - Personalized search widgets for customized user interface: A set of personalized search widgets for providing a customized user interface are provided. Among the personalized search widgets include a related searches menu to depict related search terms according to popularity and type. A query builder for explicitly including or excluding particular terms from the query may be provided.... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20110295718 - System and method for coordination of remote inspectors: A method and a system to automatically coordinate remote inspectors are provided. Initially, a listing is identified for remote inspection in an online publication system. The listing may describe an item for sale that is, in turn, associated with a geographical location and a category. One or more remote inspectors... Agent:
20110295721 - User information and distribution system: Method and system for managing personal information about members in a data storage unit and distributing digital communication to the members. The data storage unit is accessible through a member device, such as a mobile phone or PDA, thereby enabling entry of the personal information. At least one part of... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110295723 - Advertisement inventory management: Systems and methods are provided for automating booking and pricing of inventory atoms are provided, where each atom defines a granular traffic target in a k-dimensional booking space. In operation, a content delivery system receives a request for an inventory slot, consisting of at least some segment characteristics and a... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110295724 - Methods and systems for tracking and monitoring inventory: Apparatus and methods for monitoring and tracking collateral and inventory are disclosed. The methods include receiving location information and collateral or inventory identification information from one or more location devices attached to one or more pieces of collateral or inventory. The methods also include storing the received location and collateral... Agent: Datascan Technologies, LLC
20110295726 - Calendar spread futures: A calendar spread futures contract is a forward contract on the intermonth spread of futures contracts. The calendar spread futures contract can be independently traded and accounted for independent of the traditional roll periods of the complementary futures contracts. An open interest holder can hedge against price volatility in the... Agent: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
20110295725 - Methods and apparatus for automated deposit reconciliation: Methods and apparatus for reconciling bank transactions with stored deposit entries in a practice management system. A plurality of bank transactions received from a bank are processed to select bank deposits from the plurality of bank transactions. A plurality of matching rules are used to automatically match at least some... Agent:
20110295729 - Management apparatus and billing method thereof: A management apparatus and a billing method which calculates a billing charge by using a cumulative output amount for a target billing period. In the management apparatus and billing method a billing charge is calculated by using a cumulative output amount for a target billing period, a cumulative output amount... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110295727 - Systems and methods for aggregate monitoring of utilization data for vendor products in cloud networks: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for the aggregate monitoring of utilization data for vendor products in cloud networks. A service can be abstracted and provided external to a set of cloud networks which can access the management system(s), vendor databases, or other resources in those clouds, and generate selective... Agent:
20110295728 - Systems and methods for automatically collection of performance data in a multi-tenant database system environment: A method of collecting data from multiple sources in a multi-tenant system is provided. The method includes obtaining data corresponding to a first tenant in the multi-tenant system and a second tenant in the multi-tenant system from a first source, obtaining data corresponding to the first tenant in the multi-tenant... Agent: Salesforce.com, Inc.
20110295730 - Systems and methods for charging vehicles: Systems and methods for charging vehicles. In some embodiments, a system includes at least one mobile device and a utility network management center (“NMC”). The at least one mobile device is configured as an electronic utility device and includes a network interface card (“NIC”). The at least one mobile device... Agent:
20110295731 - Financial customer account activity monitoring and predictive account management system: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for providing financial institution customers real-time financial account management. Present embodiments leverage the financial institution's ability to monitor a customer's financial accounts and, specifically, financial account activity trends to determine, or otherwise predict, future financial transactions, such as... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110295733 - Method and apparatus for development and use of a credit score based on spend capacity: Share of Wallet (“SOW”) is a modeling approach that utilizes various data sources to provide outputs that describe a consumers spending capability, tradeline history including balance transfers, and balance information. These outputs can be appended to data profiles of customers and prospects and can be utilized to support decisions involving... Agent:
20110295732 - System and method of ascertaining market value of an asset, liability, or other article, through a competitive valuation process: System and method are provided for analyzing the value of an asset, liability, or other article. Generally, this is done by the relationship between two processes. The first process is of gathering and averaging valuation estimates from multiple independent sources. The second process is that of compensating the providers of... Agent:
20110295766 - Adaptive closed loop investment decision engine: An adaptive closed loop decision engine outputs actionable alerts regarding asset holdings and allocations to reduce investment volatility and improve returns over market and sector cycles without unnecessary trading activity. The decision engine performs a statistical analysis on pricing trends that generates threshold decision points for investing in or avoiding... Agent: Harbor East Associates, LLC
20110295767 - Inverse solution for structured finance: A method, system, and computer program for solving the inverse problem through an iterative process whereby each iterative effectively solves one forward problem without having to sample the entire non-linear space. The method is a selective and iterative process for optimizing many variables that substantially achieves a global optimum solution.... Agent:
20110295768 - Using commercial share of wallet in private equity investments: Commercial size of spending wallet (“CSoSW”) is the total business spend of a business including cash but excluding bartered items. Commercial share of wallet (“CSoW”) is the portion of the spending wallet that is captured by a particular financial company. A modeling approach utilizes various data sources to provide outputs... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc.
20110295765 - Variable annuity product management method and system: A computer-implemented method for providing and managing a variable annuity product capable of investing in exchange-traded funds, including: receiving, on a server computer, a request to allocate an amount of annuity assets comprising tax-deferred or tax-advantaged assets into at least one subaccount corresponding to a specified exchange-traded fund; allocating the... Agent: Mid Atlantic Capital Group
20110295738 - Aqua index: A method and system for computing a stable index value of a regulated substance by computing a virtual value of the substance based on the value of a freely marketed product of the substance. Particularly the invention may be applied to develop a stable investment instrument for investing in fresh... Agent: Aqua Index
20110295737 - Settling over-the-counter derivatives using synthetic spot benchmark rates: Techniques and systems for settling over-the-counter financial instruments includes sampling over a periodic interval are disclosed. A volume weighted average price of the sampled process may be calculated and forward points may be applied to the volume weighted average priced to determine an associated spot exchange rate. Such a synthetic... Agent: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
20110295734 - System and method for implementing and managing basis futures: A method for implementing a basis futures contract is disclosed. The method includes receiving trade data at a server, defining, at the server, a first futures contract based on an index identified in the received trade data, defining, at the server, a second futures contract based on a basis associated... Agent:
20110295736 - System and method for relativistic statistical securities trading: A system comprising a processor configured to calculate a location for a server along a communication link between a first trading center and a second trading center based at least in part on a property of the communication link. The server may be configured to send first trade instructions for... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20110295735 - Systems and methods for providing financial instruments including contrary positions: A market for trading hedged instruments is provided. The market includes at least one hedged instrument having a value based at least on a first position on a first tradable instrument and a second position on a second tradable instrument. The second position is contrary to the first position.... Agent:
20110295739 - Bankruptcy payment and debt tracking: In general terms, embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and apparatuses for tracking payments and debts associated with a bankruptcy debtor. For example, some embodiments of the present invention are configured to: (a) receive information associated with one or more payments, where the one or more payments are... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20110295741 - Money management device, money management system, money management method and teller machine: A money management system related to one embodiment of the present invention includes a teller machine provided for managing a money amount in a branch of a financial institution, and a money management device that is connectable with the teller machine so as to be able to communicate with each... Agent:
20110295742 - Object information derived from object images: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured... Agent: Nant HoldingsIPLLC
20110295740 - System and method for secure transactions: A secure transaction system includes an image generator configured to generate human readable characters, a random placement generator coupled to the image generator, and an encoding system configured to encode the human readable characters in a data stream in an order determined by the placement generator, wherein the transaction system... Agent:
20110295743 - Recurring transaction processing: Techniques for processing of recurring payments are provided that do not require merchants to update consumer account information when a consumer is issued a new account number for a payment card or the like. For example, when a consumer is issued a new account number by an issuer, the new... Agent:
20110295744 - Gift card processing: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for processing gift cards. Some embodiments permit a user to aggregate value from a plurality of merchant specific gift cards onto a universal gift card useable at a variety of merchants. Embodiments also facilitate ignoring and/or adding restrictions from... Agent:
20110295746 - Payment identification code and payment system using the same: A method comprises receiving a payment instruction including a payment system routing number and a unique code associated with a payee, and employing the routing number to determine whether it includes routing information for a specific financial institution. If so, then the payment instruction is transmitted based on the routing... Agent:
20110295747 - System for remotely managing an ongoing financial transaction: The system for remotely managing an ongoing financial transaction providing the necessary comfort and speed for the customer, enabling a reactive or passive operations action from a registered remote customer, the customer requested to authorize or refuse a financial transaction request being processed.... Agent:
20110295745 - Systems and methods for appending supplemental payment data to a transaction message: A managing platform for appending supplemental payment data to a transaction message receives a transaction message representative of a credit card transaction from a merchant or an associated financial institution. The managing platform uses the transaction data contained in the transaction message and other information to determine whether the transaction... Agent: Mastercard International Incorporated
20110295748 - Digital credit card: A digital credit card for transactional processes and a method of using the same, where said credit card comprises: a memory for storing data; a processor, where said processor executes functions related to the credit card: an input; an output; and a biometric security, where said biometric security activates the... Agent:
20110295750 - Secure payment and billing method using mobile phone number or account: A system, method and computer program product for processing payments for goods or services, including a payment processor that receives a payment request from a merchant for goods or services and that includes a mobile phone number or mobile phone account of a user, sends a payment authorization request text... Agent: Net2text Limited
20110295749 - Systems and methods for fundraising via mobile applications: The present application is directed to methods and systems of facilitating a transfer of donation money from individuals to charitable organizations. The transfer of money occurs through a first transfer of money from at least one mobile phone carrier to a facilitating organization and through a second transfer of money... Agent:
20110295751 - System and method for subsidized internet access through preferred partners: Provided are systems and methods for execution by a processor of a proxy server to provide a subsidized access to a network supported by a plurality of preferred partners. One method comprises receiving a first request from a client to access a first server on the network, forwarding the first... Agent: Smith Micro Software, Inc.
20110295752 - Practical secrecy-preserving, verifiably correct and trustworthy auctions: A system and method for conducting verifiably correct auctions that preserves the secrecy of the bids while providing for verifiable correctness and trustworthiness of the auction is disclosed. Some of the elements of the method and apparatus are that the auction operator accepts all bids submitted and follows the published... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College
20110295753 - Pin protection for portable payment devices: A method and system of encrypting a Personal Identification Number (PIN) using a portable payment device includes a portable payment device in communication with a network and a payment processor, and may be configured to receive a first encryption key from the payment processor, to receive a PIN, to encrypt... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
20110295754 - Prioritization for product management: Systems and methods of prioritizing requirements for product release are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises receiving customer satisfaction requirements for a pending product release. The method also comprises receiving product manager input for the pending product release to meet a release schedule on time and on budget. The method also... Agent:
20110295755 - Flexible extended product warranties: A system and method for determining the optimum price that a service provider should charge to customers of a periodic extended-product warranty to optimize profits generated from providing such warranties. In one aspect of the present invention the customer is allowed to elect or to cancel warranty coverage on a... Agent:
20110295756 - Flexible extended product warranties having partially refundable premiums: A system and method for determining the optimum price that a service provider should charge to customers of at least a partially refundable extended-product warranty to optimize profits generated from providing such warranties. In one aspect of the present invention the customer may elect to purchase warranty coverage when the... Agent:
20110295757 - Intellectual property trading exchange: A computerized intellectual property trading exchange is disclosed for facilitating the trading of license contracts relating to intellectual property rights or pools of intellectual property rights. The exchange includes at least one intellectual property license contract relating to intellectual property rights or pools of intellectual property rights and a computer-accessible... Agent: Ocean Tomo LLP
20110295758 - Intellectual property trading exchange: Neighborhood Networking: Building More Prosperous Neighborhoods wishes to give notice to the nature of the technical disclosures of our invention pertaining to the method of defining “Neighborhood” and “Moderator”. We have discovered through our plan of operation for Neighborhood Networking, that when a “Neighborhood” is made up of only those... Agent:
20110295759 - Method and system for multi-source talent information acquisition, evaluation and cluster representation of candidates: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system, method and apparatus for performing a multi-source talent acquisition. The method includes entering search criteria; selecting at least one source from a plurality of sources; executing a search using at least the search criteria and the at least one source; identifying at... Agent: Forte Hcm Inc.
20110295760 - Benefits enrolment in an enterprise: Simplifying benefits enrollment in an organization using an enterprise software. A benefits administrator configures plan instances as groups, and the user interface for (enrolling) end users is controlled according to the configuration. The plan instances are displayed as the configured groups, while the user navigates the displayed information to select... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110295761 - Business form management system, method and program: According to one embodiment, a server has a first storage, a second storage, a built-in business form modification part, download execution part, and search part. The download execution part transmits the objective business form and the business form generation program stored in the first and second storage to a user... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110295762 - Predictive performance of collaborative filtering model: For each first entity of a subset of a number of first entities, an expected improvement of a predictive performance of a collaborative filtering model if additional ratings of the first entity in relation to a plurality of second entities were obtained is estimated. Particular first entities from the subset... Agent:
20110295764 - Generating a layout of products: Generating a product layout includes obtaining attributes of a retail location; correlating the attributes of the retail location to information relating to a product in order to determine whether the product is appropriate for the retail location; and if the product is appropriate for the retail location, generating a layout... Agent:
20110295763 - Multi-attribute system for project planning: A method of planning a project includes receiving project requirements for a project to be planned and assigning scores to the project requirements based on user preferences associated with the attributes of the requirements. The method further includes generating a numerical model of the project based on the scored requirements... Agent:
20110295769 - System and method for dimensional rating of a mailpiece: A mailing machine for the creation of mailpieces includes a print station and a transport system for passing a length of the label material through the print station to receive information on a face surface of the label material. A processor is adapted to store rating information based upon the... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20110295771 - Method of distributing a viscosity reducing solvent to a set of wells: Described are methods of distributing a viscosity reducing solvent to a set of wells terminating in an underground oil reservoir where the variation in the net solvent injection rate is minimized. The net solvent injection rate is the difference between the total solvent injection rate and the total solvent production... Agent:
20110295770 - Solve-a-crisis: To reduce a chunk of the 2.3 trillion a year healthcare cost in the U.S. Solve-A-Crisis is a floating vessel/ship/very large floating platform equipped with a fully functional hospital (which is run by a contracted JCI accredited hospital) standing in international waters, which is also a preferred surgical hospital by... Agent:
20110295772 - Systems and methods for developing and optimizing underutilized real property: The present application is directed to methods for converting underutilized real property at existing land and improvements into energy producing property. An exemplary method comprises bifurcating energy production and management rights associated with the underutilized real property from the existing land and improvements.... Agent:Previous industry: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression
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