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9042540 Method for providing support using answer engine and dialog rules  
According to one embodiment, a self-service system is to provide self-support knowledgebase (KB) information to allow users to navigate the self-support KB. A monitor is to track user interaction...
9020838 Augmented reality for assisting consumer transactions  
A portable device which assists shoppers. The device identifies items of merchandise, and retrieves information about the items from a remote location. The items can be identified based on their...
8988202 Method and apparatus for processing virtual world  
In an apparatus and method for processing a virtual world, haptic information regarding a virtual object in the virtual world, the haptic information corresponding to sensed information, is...
8983995 Interactive semantic query suggestion for content search  
Systems, methods and computer-storage media are provided for identifying query formulation suggestions in response to receiving a search query. A portion of a search query is received. Query...
8949338 Peer-to-peer trading platform  
A computer-implemented method and system is disclosed in which a network-based interaction environment includes a plurality of peer-to-peer nodes being able to communicate directly with each other...
8923838 System, method and computer program product for activating a cellular phone account  
A system, method and computer program product are provided for activating a cellular phone account utilizing automated speech recognition. In use, information about a user is received over a...
8924247 Ranking system using instant post-transaction surveying of transaction judges  
After a telecommunications interaction apparently concludes between first and second parties to the interaction, an automated means for detecting the termination of the interaction jumps in and...
8904488 Managing online shop using instant messaging system  
An instant messaging system may be used to allow an auxiliary account to log in and manage an online shop of a primary account user. The primary account user creates an online shop in an online...
8849709 Electronic commerce integration  
An information system environment is described that, among other things, facilitates integration of electronic commerce and physical store front retailer selling channels. In some realizations,...
8799112 Interactive map for browsing items  
Disclosed are various embodiments for generating interactive maps for browsing items in a catalog. A first map of items that includes graphical representations of each one of a first set of items...
8799107 Systems and methods for scoring documents  
A system generates a score for a document based on best seller list information relating to the document, circulation information relating to the document, publisher sales information relating to...
8762225 Systems and methods for scoring documents  
A system generates a score for a document based on best seller list information relating to the document, circulation information relating to the document, publisher sales information relating to...
8756116 Pre-qualifying sellers during the matching phase of an electronic commerce transaction  
A system providing seller pre-qualification during the matching phase of an electronic commerce transaction includes a directory structure comprising multiple hierarchically organized product...
8744938 Secure single-use transaction numbers  
Methods for producing and applications for single-use transaction numbers. The transaction numbers are single-use in that the numbers are only valid for a single transaction. The transaction...
8738466 Dynamically created network sites  
Disclosed are various embodiments for dynamically generating a network site for a topic. A set of search terms that are associated with one or more search engines are obtained. A respective set of...
8738470 Providing gift clustering functionality to assist a user in ordering multiple items for a recipient  
A method and system for creating of gift clusters of multiple items in a client/server environment by users, and for the ordering of such user-defined gift clusters of multiple items. In...
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...
8719113 Systems for providing specialty product information to consumers  
Systems for storing data for access by an application program providing specialty product information to consumers.
8719110 Discount offers based on a social graph  
During a marketing technique, lists of desired items and associated prices are received from multiple consumers. For example, consumers may provide lists of desired items and the (discounted)...
8719296 Method and apparatus for defining data of interest  
Some embodiments of the invention include tools for extracting data of interest from the world wide web (WWW). The extraction is accomplished using descriptions of data of interest. The...
8719074 Editor and method for editing formulae for calculating the price of a service and a system for automatic costing of a service  
Electronic editor for formulae for calculating the price of a service designed to define the formula in a format directly readable by an electronic costing system designed to establish the price...
8706567 System to generate an aggregate interest indication with respect to an information item  
A method is provided to publish a list of top ranked listings. The method may include configuring a database to store a plurality of listings published over a network. An interest indication may...
8700521 System and method for managing and evaluating network commodities purchasing  
To disaggregate a single combined price of a bundled product, a computer receives a price data set comprised of component parts that correspond to the component parts of the bundled product. At...
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...
8682747 Method and systems for providing personalized training  
Methods and systems for providing personalized training.
8682740 Systems and methods using a manufacturer line, series, model hierarchy  
A computer-implemented method and apparatus for providing navigation of a database includes a plurality of records having attributes, the method including transmitting a webpage configured to...
8676658 Method and system for dynamically generating a gallery of available designs for kit configuration  
Methods, computer-readable storage media, and apparatuses for dynamically generating a gallery of available designs for a particular kit configuration including a plurality of different products...
8655737 Brand name synonymy  
A product catalog includes information regarding products for sale online by various merchants. An analysis software module can identify brand names in the product catalog that relate to the same...
8639588 Externalizing virtual object tags relating to virtual objects  
A system and method in a virtual universe system for tagging objects in one virtual world so that avatars in other virtual worlds can search for, review, purchase, and exchange real goods and...
8639589 Externalizing virtual object tags relating to virtual objects  
A system and method in a virtual universe system for tagging objects in one virtual world so that avatars in other virtual worlds can search for, review, purchase, and exchange real goods and...
8635139 System and method for managing and evaluating network commodities purchasing  
A computer-readable storage medium contains instructions that cause one or more computing devices to receive a product specification data set identifying one or more items, and price data sets...
8635122 Techniques for providing event reminders  
Techniques for updating content created for a third party user are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for updating content comprises receiving information for an item associated with a third...
8620772 Method and portable device for locating products of interest using imaging technology and product packaging  
Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content...
8595092 Maintaining the currency of availability information for bundles of items  
A facility for determining availability status for item groups each containing one or more items is described. For each item whose availability status changes, for each item group containing the...
8589252 Associating an online publication with a print publication  
This document discusses, among other things, a system and methods for associating an online publication with a print publication. Example embodiments may include receiving a request from a...
8577743 Managing transactions of broker affiliates  
A distributed network transaction system and method includes a central exchange computer connected via the Internet (world wide web) to multiple remote computers associated with, for example,...
8577401 Text message sessions  
The subject matter of this document can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-method that includes receiving a text message associated with a first telephone number, and establishing a...
8571945 Pre-qualifying sellers during the matching phase of an electronic commerce transaction  
A process for providing seller pre-qualification during the matching phase of an electronic commerce transaction includes a directory structure comprising multiple hierarchically organized product...
8566169 Virtual gift card  
A virtual gift credit system that automatically attaches gift credit to a payment account or vehicle of the gift recipient upon issuance of the gift credit is herein described. By attaching the...
8566177 User supplied and refined tags  
Managing online content via user supplied and/or refined tagging is disclosed. In some embodiments, a selection of an item available from an online store is received, and one or more tags to be...
8554639 Method and system for managing and displaying product images  
A method and system for displaying and managing images of consumer products. A multi-resolution mosaic (MRM) digital image of a shelf layout on which consumer products, including those for...
8548876 Automatic selection of product categories for merchandising  
Disclosed are various embodiments for selecting a subset of categories of product items to be used in merchandising. The subset of categories may be selected on a basis of a measured level of...
8521618 Method and system for illustrating where a ticket is located in an event venue  
A system accepts event criteria for at least one ticket and at least one event; accepts price criteria for the ticket(s) and the event(s); displays an interactive graphics-based event venue map...
8510177 Systems and methods for enhanced information visualization  
In accordance with the present invention, an information management application that provides users with the ability to create and customize matrix displays of information relating to a particular...
8489468 Online purchase of digital media bundles  
Techniques for interacting with an online media store to obtain a media asset bundle, such as a digital boxset, are disclosed. These techniques involve, for instance, browsing for a media asset...
8489467 Extended manufacturing environment  
An extended manufacturing environment can receive, at a manufacturer's server, a communication from a customer of the manufacturer, automatically process the communication, and automatically...
8458018 Electronic trading system and method for marketing products and services  
A consumer is provided with a first asset in return for a promise to earn an agreed to number of points over an agreed to redemption period. The consumer subsequently earns the points by...
8452669 Purchase request management system  
A method and apparatus for communicating a purchase request to a dealer immediately. A Data Center system has a system database accessible to a plurality of dealers. A potential buyer submits a...
8442888 Managing and evaluating price data for purchasing  
A method for evaluating price data includes receiving a product specification data set that identifies different items. Also received are price data sets that include items and corresponding price...
8438076 Price comparison process and system  
A data processing system is provided for obtaining client's real time pricing information from password protected secure data bases, and sending the client a price comparison report. If the web...

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