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8566179 Mortgage and real estate data integration and presentation system  
A method of presenting real estate data is provided. A plurality of property listings can be presented, and a selection of one of the presented property listings may be received from a user. The...
8566158 System and method for harvesting advertising data for dynamic placement into end user data streams  
A method is disclosed for selecting advertising data at an end user device, the method comprising monitoring a plurality of advertising data items in a first video data stream at the end user...
8566253 System and method for managing information flow between members of an online social network  
An online social network is provided in which members of the online social network control who may view their personal information and who may communicate with them. The members control who may...
8566252 Method and system for evaluating trustworthiness  
Disclosed are a method and system for evaluating the trustworthiness of a target person by a user. The method and system include providing a network comprising a plurality of nodes connected by a...
8566242 Network-based consumer transactions with credit accounts  
A computer-implemented method and system is operable to: receive a purchase transaction from a purchaser, the purchase transaction including purchase transaction information including a purchaser...
8566109 Common interest community service via presence messaging  
A method of implementing common interest community services in a presence system comprising creating a common interest community in which an interest state of a presence message is aggregated into...
8566143 Performing predictive pricing based on historical data  
Techniques are described for using predictive pricing information for items to assist in evaluating buying and/or selling decisions in various ways, such as on behalf of end-user item acquirers...
8566111 Disposition of component virtual property rights  
A method and system provides transactions and arrangements in virtual world environments. A user can participate in transactions to acquire virtual property and related virtual rights. In some...
8566110 Method and apparatus for managing user time on a rental computer  
Hacking a rental computer to use it beyond purchased rental time is prevented by plugging a time card with internal counter into a DIMM socket of the motherboard and encrypting the register...
8566397 Operations management using communications and collaboration platform  
A collaboration service operation method provides an efficient and flexible method for operating services implemented across multiple systems. In particular, the method includes determining a...
8566251 Method and system for automatic scoring of the intellectual properties  
Novel methods of IP or patent management and monetization based on IP/patent pooling and scoring systems are disclosed. In addition, novel partnership methods with IP producing entities (such as...
8566243 Secure E-mail billing  
The instant application describes a Mobile Service Provider network configured to provide its users with a secure Electronic Mail (“E-mail”) bill statement. The network includes first through...
8565263 Dynamic adjustment of bandwidth for providing increased bandwidth during business hours  
Providing increased bandwidth to business subscribers during business hours. A determination is made whether a subscriber is eligible for application of a business boost. Business boost to the...
8566207 Systems and methods for determining bids for placing advertisements  
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for determining a bid value for placing an advertisement onto advertising space available through an electronic marketplace. A method is used for...
8566148 Onboard unit and method for charging occupant number-dependent tolls for vehicles  
Onboard unit for charging occupant number-dependent tolls for a vehicle in the context of a road toll system, comprising a Doppler radar or UWB impulse radar that can be directed onto the vehicle...
8566112 Electronic realty and transaction system and method therein  
The electronic realty transaction system (ERTS) automates real estate processes and provides web-based accessibility to residential, commercial, and land markets. The system will provide a...
8560332 Method and system for ranking services in a web services architecture  
A method includes ranking services in a web services architecture and a web services architecture. The web services architecture has a hierarchy of services with a root originating service...
8560446 Product level payment network acquired transaction authorization  
A flexible spending account system can be implemented according to one embodiment of the invention so as to automatically substantiate purchases made at a retailer merchant. For example, according...
8560333 Selection of individuals from a pool of candidates in a competition system  
An integrated highly automated competition system allows for selection of one or more competition winners. Documents can be submitted electronically or by hardcopy. Document submissions are...
8560463 Techniques for correlation of charges in multiple layers for content and service delivery  
In a method for correlating charges in a service layer and a network layer, first charging data is determined for a service layer based on content or a service purchased for a user. Second...
8560462 Management of usage costs of a resource  
A method for managing a usage cost of an asset. A user component of a business entity may access the asset after the asset has been developed by a development component of the business entity,...
8560351 Systems and methods for requesting deletion of named insured from insurance policy  
An insurance policy names therein a number of named insureds. In response to a request to delete a particular person as a named insured from the policy, the requestor is interrogated by a computer...
8554571 Fundraising system, method and device for charitable causes in a social network environment  
A charitable organization or cause is verified. Once verified, the cause is selected so that a portion of the proceeds from certain transactions are shared with the cause. Integration of...
8554632 Mobile commerce framework  
A subscription-based system for providing commerce information for one or more mobile devices for one or more merchants. Some techniques employed feature a subscription-based method for presenting...
8554670 Systems and methods for crediting missed location-based electronic check-ins in a social network  
Identifying missed electronic check-ins and crediting missed check-ins to members of a social network by utilizing transaction data from an intermediate computer other than a computer of the...
8554533 Methods and apparatus for advancing time in a distributed business simulation  
Methods and apparatus for advancing time in a distributed business process simulation are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial...
8554570 Apparatus and method for transportation and upselling of product  
A system and method for using product profiling to maximize load capacity of a vehicle. The method includes defining product profiles and retrieving product information associated with the product...
8554608 Driver controlled automated taxi service and devices  
An embodiment of the disclosed technology is an in-taxi customer selection system. The selection system is placed in a plurality of taxis in the form of a device which includes a touch-screen...
8554702 Framework for optimized packing of items into a container  
One embodiment is directed to a method of optimally packing items into at least one resource. The method includes receiving at least one of items, resources, and parameters, and setting up a set...
8554606 System and method for managing sponsorships  
A system and method for managing sponsorships by a sponsor, in which the party requesting the sponsorship requests to use content owned and protected by the sponsor, such as trademarks, logos, and...
8554651 Method and arrangement for transaction processing in connection with mobile telecommunication  
A method in a telecommunications system, in which there are at least three parties involved in the system's exploitation, namely at least one service provider capable of providing services for at...
8548818 Method and system for authenticating customer identities  
This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for authenticating the identities of customers. For example, a method comprising receiving a service request from a customer and...
8544739 Methods and apparatus for storing and retrieving information relating to edible objects  
A method of marking an egg is disclosed and comprises applying radiant energy to the shell of an egg so as to cause discoloration of the eggshell, thereby forming a marking comprising at least a...
8548817 Method for designing an oral pet product using biometric analysis  
Methods are provided for designing an oral dog product that is safe and functionally effective for a class of dogs. A product is formulated and/or shaped based on biometric analysis of the...
8548930 Institutional provided data share platform  
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for an institution provided data share platform. The institution provided data share platform allows...
8548921 Generic value bearing item labels  
The present invention provides an intuitively-based (WYSIWYG) user interface for generic value bearing item label custom specification of each label on a multi-part label set. According to the...
8549597 Temporary virtual identities in a social networking system  
Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating temporary virtual identities in a social networking system. An identity associated with a user is authenticated. A time period, location or other...
8548820 Methods, systems, and products for targeting advertisements  
Methods, systems, and products target advertisements to users. Clickstream data is received and compared to a purchase history. When a common attribute is determined, an advertisement associated...
8548821 Method for using market-based social networking website to create new funding and referral fees  
In one embodiment, the method uses a social networking website and employs a monetary incentive to get members of their social network to identify potential funding sources for entities that are...
8548932 Per-unit method for pricing data processing services  
Data processing services are offered on a per-unit basis, where a unit is, for example, an application program running on a server. Environmental complexity, level of change, and type of...
8548819 Method of providing a consumer profile accessible by an on-line interface and related to retail purchase of custom personalized toys  
A method for continuing the purchase experience of a personalized semi-custom toy in a follow-up on-line interface experience or in a physical retail experience. The method includes the steps of a...
8543409 Business practices alignment methods  
A method to align and effectively apply business practices or culture within the business units in one or more business entities is provided. In the first phase, a practices charter defining...
8543410 Method and system providing advice and services to consumers  
The present invention provides a method and system for providing advice and/or services to a consumer including the secure electronic storage of rich private personal data preferably held on...
8543499 Reducing risks related to check verification  
Share of Wallet (“SOW”) is a modeling approach that utilizes various data sources to provide scores that describe a consumers spending capability, tradeline history including balance transfers,...
8543481 Method for aggregating and valuing intellectual property in an exchange  
The present invention relates to methods of aggregating and valuing intellectual property in a financial exchange. The present invention provides means whereby holders of intellectual property...
8543408 System, device, and method for rule-based configuration  
Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method, comprising: via an antecedents user interface, receiving a plurality of customer antecedents, each of the customer antecedents corresponding to one...
8538855 Fractional pay-up tick for use in relation to trading strategies  
A system and associated methods are provided for use of fractional pay-up ticks in relation to offset orders being sent for a trading strategy that involves trading a first tradeable object and at...
8538767 Method for discovering functional and system requirements in an integrated development process  
A method for developing a response to a business need that has been initially reduced to a concept and approved for additional development after an initial estimate. The method can consist of...
8538768 Methods and apparatuses for delivery of advice to mobile/wireless devices  
Methods and apparatuses to connect consumers to diverse advice sources of experts. In one embodiment, a method includes: providing a list of experts to a mobile device via a wireless media channel...
8538769 Contact center data visualization system and method  
A data visualization system is disclosed that includes an interaction database, a retrieval component, a display component, and a contour generator. The interaction database is maintained in a...