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9037497 Live auction participation utilizing a coupled bidding device  
The ability to participate in an active auction is enabled for remote bidders by allowing the remote bidder to use a bidding device coupled to an active auction through a network. The remote...
9024731 RFID tags and readers employing QT command to switch tag profiles  
RFID readers transmit a Quiet Technology (QT) command to RFID tags causing at least one of the tags to transition between a private profile and a public profile. When a tag is inventoried in the...
9008104 Methods and apparatus for detecting and filtering forced traffic data from network data  
A non-transitory processor-readable medium is provided that stores code representing instructions to be executed by a processor to filter data associated with an entity for a first predefined time...
8990111 Auctioning system and methods interacting with multiple devices  
An auctioning system and methods interacting with multiple devices are set forth that includes a main server, remote terminals, and remote individual communication devices that communicate with...
8983863 Bidding engine for intention-based e-commerce among buyers and competing sellers  
A platform through which companies that offer products bid to obtain an opportunity to provide a product to an end user expressing an intent in purchasing it. The user specifies a first data set...
8965793 Multi-attribute auctioning method and system  
A method and system for auctioning an auction item in a multi-attribute auction. A winning bid is selected by determining a secret value function indicative of acceptable combination of attribute...
8959532 Business event processing  
Techniques for business event processing are presented. Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein may operate receive a request to perform an operation on a first listing previously listed by a...
8938245 Wireless transmitter identity or positioning information partitioning  
Examples disclosed herein may relate to partitioning identity or position information for a plurality of wireless transmitters positioned within a geographical region into a plurality of...
8930242 Auction system  
A method for auctioning a lot, in which a plurality of messages are received from a plurality of bidders for the lot, with each message including a bid for the lot. A bid acceptance message is...
8924263 Method, medium, and system for estimating purchase to dispatch time  
Once a product in an auction has been purchased, a message relay (101) relays messages about sale and purchase of the product exchanged between a seller of the product and a bidder who is the...
8874474 Communication server, communication method, memory medium and integrated circuit for mediating requests for content delivery according to expectation values of a probability of acceptance of the request, desired location, and history information  
A communication server 200 acquires a request specifying a desired location for content creation from a requester terminal 310, and provides a notification of the request to an accepter terminal...
8843404 Joint pricing and replenishment of freshness inventory  
Joint pricing and replenishment of freshness inventory or products having different qualities determines the joint pricing and inventory strategies to optimize the retailer's benefits from product...
8818881 System and method for integrating a plurality of isolated components into an online auction for automatic real-time auction participant support  
Disclosed is a method and system for integrating a plurality of isolated components to automatically provide real-time support to a participant in an online auction, particularly for live online...
8799082 Generalized online matching and real time risk management  
The claimed subject matter provides an architecture and associated schema for facilitating advantageous solutions the generalized online matching problem. The architecture can employ a blended...
8799105 Auction method and server  
Provided are an auction method and server that enable a seller and bidders to determine the price of a product at their own discretion by enabling the bidders to participate in a bid between the...
8799080 Dynamic webpage generation including request-time auctioned web content  
Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems associated with providing request-time auctioning of web content and web services. The auction may be performed by a request-time web content...
8799162 Pass-through payment system  
The invention provides a computer system and method for managing electronic transactions. A plurality of consumer accounts stored in the data store. A payment source storing module stores a...
8799104 Auction system, auction processing apparatus, auction processing method, and information processing system and method of same  
An auction system is disclosed in which a submitting node device is configured to transmit to an auction management device product information describing a product, re-auction information...
8799173 Negotiation platform in an online environment using buyer reputations  
A method and a system for providing a negotiation platform in the event that a listing fails by becoming inactive without the offering being sold. For example, a negotiation eligibility detector...
8799218 Business channel synchronization  
A method and a system of business channel synchronization are provided. In one example embodiment, a network-based commerce system may receive, via a network and from a client application, update...
8788343 Price determination and inventory allocation based on spot and futures markets in future site channels for online advertising  
The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates establishing a true market value for an online advertisement. An interface component can receive data related to at...
8788364 System for configuration and implementation of an assignment auction or exchange  
A system and method for configuring and executing an assignment exchange or auction with extensions to allocate items among bidders is disclosed. A server initializes the assignment auction or...
8788401 Seller-driven method for a bid set system  
A method for automatically bidding on multiple on-line auction items up for bid where the number of items the bidder wishes to buy is less than the number of items up for bid is disclosed. A...
8781914 Method, system and apparatus for automatic real-time iterative commercial transactions over the internet in a multiple-buyer, multiple-seller marketplace optimizing both buyer and seller needs based upon the dynamics of market conditions  
A method of communications network shopping by buyers of products and services for purchasing such from sellers in which buyers request an automatic reverse auctioneer or auction controller to...
8781913 System and method for conducting an online auction via a social networking forum  
The invention relates to a system and method for conducting an online auction via a social networking forum for a cohort of users that have a pre-established association with an experience...
8781912 Computer-based method and computer program product for setting floor prices for items sold at auction  
An adaptive method for estimating the selling price for an item at auction in order to set a reserve. The method calculates the selling price as a function of selling prices for items...
8775267 Collaborative bargaining  
A collaborative bargaining system receives expressions of interest from potential buyers of an item. The collaborative bargaining system receives bids from sellers of the item. Each bid consists...
8774465 System and method for providing automotive purchase, insurance quote, and vehicle financing information using vehicle recognition  
A system for providing vehicle information at an automobile point of purchase includes a user device having a camera or other image capturing device that is used to capture an image of an...
8769538 Business event processing  
Techniques for business event processing are presented. Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein may operate to receiving a request to perform an operation on a listing previously published by an...
8762222 System and method for an auction of multiple types of items  
An improved system and method for a computer-implemented auction in which multiple types of items are auctioned together without imposing a particular division of supply or demand among the...
8762221 Implementing auctions on social network platforms  
A system platform and associated methods are provided for implementing online reverse auctions in a social network platform (SNP). A fully-automated, live, reverse-auction based system is...
8762223 Method for operating a trading platform, trading platform, computer program product, and computer system  
The invention relates to a method for operating a trading platform for selling goods using a computer system, the computer system including a communication interface configured for the exchange of...
8756228 Method and apparatus for creating contextualized feeds  
A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for generating contextualized feeds. The method of generating contextualized feeds comprises receiving context data from a user. The method further...
8751326 Introducing a fixed-price transaction mechanism in conjunction with an auction transaction mechanism  
A method and systems for auction price-setting for a listing using a fixed price-setting process are disclosed. A seller is provided with an option to offer the listing in the fixed price-setting...
8744916 Methods and systems for collaborative bidding in automated actions  
Systems and methods are provided for controlling automated auctions and other collaborative tasks. In one exemplary implementation, a system is provided that includes an administrative server...
8744943 Displaying values specified in a number of offers for a number of offer variables with respect to price  
A method for displaying values specified in a number of offers for a number of offer variables with respect to price includes receiving data for multiple offers that reflects values specified in...
8744924 System and method for the efficient clearing of spectrum encumbrances  
The present invention is a system and method to sell or procure complementary goods. A complementary good according to the invention is a good whose value or utility is enhanced when paired with...
8737974 System and method for selling items via a wireless mobile telecommunications system  
Items are sold via a wireless mobile telecommunications network in which multimedia presentations describing items offered for sale are broadcast for reception by wireless mobile devices. Users of...
8738776 System and method for facilitating distribution of limited resources  
A method is provided for distributing limited resources. The method comprising the following steps. A plurality of limited resources about to expire on a given day is determined. The plurality of...
8732035 Competitive sales environment in a virtual world  
The invention provides a method, system, and program product for providing a competitive sales environment in a virtual world. In one embodiment, the invention comprises receiving a request for...
8732033 Computer-based right distribution system with temporal variation  
An automated ticket auctioning system receives and evaluates bid information records received from a plurality of remote terminals. Each bid information record corresponds to at least one bid for...
8725557 System, computer-implemented method, and non-transitory, computer-readable medium to determine relative market value of a sale group of livestock based on genetic merit and other non-genetic factors  
Systems, computer-readable medium having computer program, and related computer implemented methods are provided to determine the relative market value of a sale group and to generate a genetic...
8725581 Apparatus and methods for efficient delivery of auction item information  
Apparatus and methods for efficient delivery of a plurality of information regarding items for auction. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a server entity adapted to communicate with a...
8719141 Apparatus and method for conducting a recurring auction using a participant retention mechanism  
The present invention includes a method and system for trading goods and services through recurring auctions. Recurring auctions are increasingly popular form of markets for perishable and...
8719096 System and method for generating a maximum utility slate of advertisements for online advertisement auctions  
An improved system and method for generating a maximum utility slate of advertisements for online advertisement auctions is provided. Various utility factors for each advertisement that may be a...
8719111 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...
8700491 Method and system of displaying information related to items offered for sale in a network-based marketplace  
A system for transmitting information related to a network-based marketplace includes identifying information that may be interesting, useful, and entertaining to the users and to the potential...
8700493 Methods and apparatus for freshness and completeness of information  
A system that facilitates publishing and consuming information that is of time sensitivity, for example, price information. Methods are employed to achieve completeness and freshness in...
8694400 Managing operational throughput for shared resources  
Usage of shared resources can be managed by enabling users to obtain different types of guarantees at different times for various types and/or levels of resource capacity. A user can select to...
8688541 Promoting an online auction to users based upon bidding history  
A data representation of auctions in an online auction system and a bidding history associated with the auctions and the online auction system are maintained in a computer system for multiple...