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US20140333761 AUTOMATED ITEM RETURN MACHINES  
Automated return machines may receive items to be returned to an electronic marketplace by a customer, or repurchased by the electronic marketplace, within one or more designated chambers. The...
US20120303416 Revenue Optimization for Customers or Customer Subsets  
Disclosed are various embodiments for determining discounts that optimize revenue for customers or customer subsets. Transaction records that are associated with a customer and a merchant are...
US20130179227 SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF MANAGING BOOK SALES AND RENTALS  
To generate customer loyalty, a management system and method is implemented to ensure a purchase or rental is made while at a store. The management system enables a user to set specific goals or...
US20150081393 PRODUCT PROMOTION OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM  
A system that determines promotional pricing for a product and for an objective function receives a non-linear time-dependent optimization problem for the product, where the non-linear problem...
US20100312531 METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE, COST AND CONSTELLATION DESIGN OF SATELLITES FOR FULL AND PARTIAL EARTH COVERAGE  
A system and method for highly efficient constellations of satellites which give single, double, . . . k-fold redundant full earth imaging coverage, or k-fold coverage for latitudes greater than...
US20120239459 MODELING A PLURALITY OF CONTESTS AT A CROWDSOURCING NODE  
Crowdsourcing is described, for example, where solutions to tasks such as designing a logo, writing a piece of code or answering a question are solicited by making open calls to large scale...
US20140343987 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUBMITTAL MANAGEMENT  
A network based construction project management system. The system includes network accessible databases of project information including drawings and specifications. The system allows for varying...
US20130311240 AERIAL ROOF ESTIMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A system that allows the remote measurement of the size, geometry, pitch and orientation of the roof sections of a building and then uses the information to provide an estimate to repair or...
US20130073341 PRICING MARKDOWN OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM  
A system determines a revised price on a pricing ladder for a product over a pricing markdown period. For a first time interval of the markdown period, the system computes an optimal price for the...
US20130103458 MARKDOWN OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM USING A REFERENCE PRICE  
A system determines a markdown pricing sequence for a product. The system receives a sequence of future prices as a function of time for the product based at least on business rules. For each...
US20130325557 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MANAGE TRAVEL COSTS  
The present disclosure is directed to an enterprise business expense assistant operable to determine a cost savings associated with a business associate selecting a travel and/or enterprise...
US20150120394 MARKDOWN OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM HAVING BENEFITS ANALYSIS AND REPORTING  
Techniques are described for generating benefits reports for a markdown optimization system. As described herein, a markdown optimization system executes markdown optimization software that...
US20150206112 COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING REASONABLY PRICED ACCESS TO CONTENT FROM MANY PUBLISHERS AND FOR ANALYZING SEARCH RESULTS TO AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDE ACCESS TO MATERIAL REFERENCED THEREIN  
A computer system and method that expand a user's access to content matching the user's interests, in an environment of providing dynamic, essentially real time pricing of users' access to...
US20100017258 Establishing Standardized Diamond Profiles and Pricing  
A method and system for establishing an index useful for pricing diamonds in a standardized way that thus makes diamonds amenable for derivative trading via futures contracts or the like.
US20140200964 MULTI-PRODUCT PRICING MARKDOWN OPTIMIZER  
A system that determines markdown pricing for a plurality of items over a plurality of time periods receives a non-linear time-dependent problem, where the non-linear time-dependent problem...
US20140222516 CONTENT PROVISIONING AND REVENUE DISBURSEMENT  
A method for provisioning content to users, including for each of a plurality of items of media content, maintaining information about one or more owners of the item of media content, and...
US20130132159 Automated Price Management System  
A price management system that is capable of automatically or manually determining price adjustments based on current competitor pricing, retail site sales and other price related factors, such as...
US20110066455 SIMPLIFIED CONFIGURATION OF TOUCHLESS BUYING  
In one embodiment, controls for an agreement from a supplier are set up. The agreement includes a plurality of items for purchase. The controls may be used to determine a degree of touchlessness...
US20130006712 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REVENUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BASED ON MARKET PRICING  
The method according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention allows a comprehensive and unbiased analysis on hotel prices for a market. It allows to position a particular hotel...
US20150100385 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND PROMOTION OF BEHAVIORS WHICH IMPACT HEALTH CARE COSTS  
A health-monitoring system is disclosed. The system includes a data acquisition means for acquiring health-related information from a plurality of individuals and an analysis means for analyzing...
US20140164064 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVING ELECTRONIC CONTENT  
A system and methods are provided for serving content in response to content queries or requests. When a request is received, for content to be presented to a specified user, candidate content...
US20150206161 COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING REASONABLY PRICED ACCESS TO CONTENT TO REMOTELY LOCATED USERS AT PRICES VARYING IN TIME PER USER BEHAVIOR AND WITH AUTOMATED ACCESS TO OUTSIDE WEBSITES MATCHING A USER'S INQUIRY OR INTEREST  
A computer system and method that expand a user's access to content matching the user's interests, in an environment of providing dynamic, essentially real time pricing of users' access to...
US20140330619 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATIC, PRE-SALE PRICE MATCHING  
A method for automatic, pre-sale price matching performed by a computing device includes receiving a first price established by a first vendor for at least one of a good and a service. The method...
US20100312600 Approach For Determining Alternative Printing Device Arrangements  
According to one embodiment of the invention, an approach is provided for determining alternative printing device arrangements. In general, the geographic locations, usage and costs of an existing...
US20130185118 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED ONLINE AUCTION  
Methods and systems for improving auction-based online commerce are provided, including methods and systems for facilitating advance, rapid, accurate estimation of shipping costs between a seller...
US20130339097 System and Methods for Revenue and Impact Analysis of Price Protection and Price Caps  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for analyzing the impact of price protection and price cap terms in an integrated price management system. In some embodiments, the method...
US20140136289 AUTOMATED PRICES  
A method and system for tracking how well a product is selling and whether the price of a product should be raised or lowered. In an embodiment, a method for automating prices is provided by...
US20140067436 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEMAND RESPONSE PAYMENT OPTIONS  
Systems and methods for demand response transit systems using periodic passes as optional payment for transit services. Booking transit services may include determining if the passenger has a...
US20130253988 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL CONTENT PRICING  
A method for pricing digital content available for purchase and download from a server to a network connected computing device includes providing a quantity of digital content items, which are...
US20140351022 MODEL-BASED PROMOTION AND PRICE COMPUTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A system and method for providing model-based promotion and price computation is described in which promotional offers in the form of promotion information from a manufacturer are combined with...
US20140257935 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDIA AND COMMERCE MANAGEMENT  
A computer-based integrated advertising management platform implements ad pricing options via a Business Rules Management System configured to enable rules-based pricing while avoiding large,...
US20140025434 System and Methods for Measuring Effectiveness for Strategic Mass Price Change  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for measuring the effectiveness of mass price changes. In some embodiments, a mass price change with an effective date is inputted. This mass...
US20150206160 AUTOMATES SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING PRICED ACCESS TO CONTENT WHERE PRICES VARY WITH USER BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING FACILITIES TO DERIVE ACCUMULATED RATING OF ARTICLES, AUTHORS, AND/OR PUBLISHERS AS AIDS FOR LOCATING CONTENT MATCHING USERS' INTERESTS  
A computer system and method in which users remotely access a system to proffer content that users can access from remote locations. The system automatically stores content together with...
US20100312598 COST SAVINGS IN A PRINT QUEUE CONTROL SYSTEM  
A method of recording cost savings performed by a print queue control system includes calculating a cost associated with performing an original print job provided by a device in communication with...
US20110040591 VIRTUAL MEETING AGGREGATOR PRICE COMPARISON SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A meeting aggregator system and method enables the formulation of various meeting plan options, analysis of the return on investment and costs associated with each option. The meeting aggregator...
US20140324549 PRICE ASSURANCE ENGINE  
A system and method that establishes and maintains pricing for participating vendors and an authorized buyer using a metadata-software application that provides a useful history of purchases and...
US20140344022 COMPETITOR RESPONSE MODEL BASED PRICING TOOL  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products for determining an optimal price recommendation. In one embodiment, a system comprises a...
US20140324548 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRE- AND POST-INVOICE COMPONENT LEVEL PRICE AUDITING IN A COST-PLUS DISTRIBUTION ENVIRONMENT  
A system and method for auditing and verifying that a buyer is being charged a correct price for a good by a distributer before the distributer transports the good to the buyer. The system reviews...
US20140156351 FUEL OFFERING AND PURCHASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
The present disclosure is directed towards apparatuses, systems and methods to facilitate the pricing, sales and delivery of a commodity fuel to a Customer. In one embodiment, the disclosure...
US20120278133 Fuel Offering and Purchase Management System  
The present disclosure is directed towards apparatuses, systems and methods to facilitate the pricing, sales and delivery of a commodity fuel to a Customer. In one embodiment, the disclosure...
US20150186911 PRODUCT RE-PRICING SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS  
A computer system that is configured for displaying (e.g., on an electronic display associated with a particular product in a brick-and-mortar store) a first price for the particular product. The...
US20140278804 DYNAMIC RE-PRICING OF ITEMS ON ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES AND/OR ONLINE STORES  
A method of dynamically re-pricing items, comprising: a) Receiving from a seller a sale policy for one or more items offered for sale by one or more plurality of vendors.b) Creating a state...
US20140156352 Analytical Tool  
An exemplary method for determining a singular impact of a base criterion includes selecting the base criterion and a trade criterion from a plurality of criteria and selecting a starting...
US20110040588 VIRTUAL MEETING AGGREGATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A meeting aggregator system and method enables the formulation of various meeting plan options, analysis of the return on investment and costs associated with each option. The meeting aggregator...
US20140358642 System Containing An Integration Of Cost Savings Tracker And Spend Analyzer For Calculating Actual Effective Savings  
A system containing an integration of a cost savings tracker and spend analyzer for calculating actual effective savings of a spend category in a procurement cycle is described. The system...
US20140214493 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WATERFALL ADJUSTMENT ANALYSIS  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for waterfall adjustment analysis which identifies continuous root dimensional causes and enables identification of opportunities. Waterfall...
US20150032512 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING PRODUCT INVENTORY COST AND SALES REVENUE THROUGH TUNING OF REPLENISHMENT FACTORS  
A method and system for predicting the impact of replenishment levers on product service level, lost sales, and on-shelf availability for a retailer. The method and system models cost and revenue...
US20150051955 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC PRICE MATCHING  
When a consumer selects and checks out merchandise at a point of sale of a merchant, price matching is automatically performed for the selected merchandise and the merchant has the opportunity to...
US20120232959 OPTIMIZED PRICING SOLVER WITH PRIORITIZED CONSTRAINTS  
A pricing optimization system can solve a constrained optimization problem by generating one or more prices for one or more items that satisfy a maximum number of prioritized constraints. The one...
US20140351021 CROWD PRICING SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING TIER-BASED RATINGS  
A crowd pricing system and method having tier-based ratings includes a pricing table hosted on a memory. The pricing table has a plurality of pricing tiers, wherein the pricing table is correlated...