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8498944 Interactive computer-implemented system and method for negotiating sale of goods and/or services  
A computer-implemented method and system for negotiating the purchase of goods and/or services by customers utilizes a simulated human merchant having predefined behavioral attributes. An...
8498908 Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network  
Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network include a merchant device, a client device and a payment processing device. The merchant device is adapted to allow a...
8498907 Method, medium, and system for an online textbook exchange  
An online textbook exchange apparatus an associated methodology for receiving seller course material information from a seller including a first set of parameters and a course material survey, and...
8494923 Internet-based customer referral system  
An Internet-based customer referral system enables individuals and other business entities (“associates”) to market products sold on a merchant web site in return for commissions. Following...
8494914 Promoting offers through social network influencers  
Mechanisms are provided to facilitate buying and selling products utilizing social pricing. Sellers initiate sale of a product with volume discounts for a limited time. In other words, the more...
8495081 Method, system and computer program product for federating tags across multiple systems  
A method, system, and computer program product for federating tags across multiple web-based systems in order to provide an improved tag management system which allows users of a community to...
8494274 System and method for performing a shopping activity through a wireless computing device  
The invention provides a method, system and computer program product for performing a shopping activity in a shopping store through a wireless computing device of a customer. The wireless...
8494919 Distributed electronic commerce system with centralized point of purchase  
An electronic commerce system includes a broker that enables customers to purchase items from merchants. A customer interacts with the merchant to identify items to purchase, and the merchant...
8494920 Techniques for acquiring products from vendor websites  
A method for retrieving product codes from a Vendor Website over a network and inserting the product codes into an Affiliate Website. A search of the Vendor Website is conducted based on a keyword...
8494921 Methods, systems, and products for electronic purchases  
Methods, systems, and products facilitate electronic purchases. An electronic shopping cart is received at a server associated with a first merchant. The electronic shopping cart is inspected for...
8495209 Persistence mechanism for facilitating online transactions  
A method for supporting online transactions which may include selecting a product being offered for sale, storing information regarding the selected product, determining whether one or more...
8494915 Method and computer medium for tracking social interactions and targeting offers  
Mechanisms are provided to facilitate buying and selling products utilizing social pricing. Sellers initiate sale of a product with volume discounts for a limited time. In other words, the more...
8489465 Tier-based dynamic incentive arbitration in an on-demand computing environment  
A system for allocating resources which are anticipated to be available in an on-demand computing at some time in the future, wherein a producer trending agent (PTA) lists resources according to a...
8489463 Providing a marketplace for sensor data  
In one embodiment, a method includes accessing first information identifying a sensor-data set that includes sensor-data from multiple sensor-data streams from multiple sensors over a period of...
8489471 Product management system and product management method  
A product management system is disclosed. The product management system comprises a product detection device disposed on a product display rack and configured to detect presence/absence of a...
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...
8489501 Method of and system for evaluating financial risk associated with a construction project  
A system and method for evaluating risks associated with a project based on project data from several projects. A project management server manages multiple, unrelated projects for a plurality of...
8484096 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Inventory sales system and method
 
A computer system and method of facilitating a sale which permits inventory information to be used in connection with a technology enabled selling (TES) system to facilitate a sale. The inventory...
8484089 Method and system for a hosted digital music library sharing service  
A hosted web service is provided to enable the legitimate sharing and reselling digital music among subscribers to the web service by leveraging the teachings of the first sale doctrine of...
8484097 Method, system, and computer readable medium for selection of catalog items for inclusion on a network page  
Disclosed are various embodiments for selecting catalog items for display on a network page. The catalog items have corresponding catalog item identifiers and catalog item representations. In...
8484100 Method, medium, and system for an integrated application store for a user device  
Methods, systems and machine readable tangible storage media that integrate an application store in a user device. In one embodiment, a selected document that cannot be used as selected triggers a...
8482762 Method and apparatus for approving color samples  
A color approval system that facilitates the use of electronic color submissions. The electronic color submissions contain reflectance values for a physical color sample to be submitted for...
8484086 Payment terminal device for payment data exchange  
Disclosed is a terminal device (10) for payment data exchange comprising interfaces for coupling to a point of sale devices (26), to a mobile phone (14), and to a payment center (1). The payment...
8478651 Automated ranking of online service or product providers  
An online computer system is configured to receive requests from seekers for products or services and to provide the seekers and products a place to complete work once connected. The computer...
8478664 Recommendation system with user interface for exposing downstream effects of particular rating actions  
An interactive system generates personalized item recommendations for users based partly or wholly on ratings assigned by the users to particular items. The system includes an item rating user...
8478650 Method and apparatus for displaying search results while preparing a media plan  
A method and apparatus for displaying search results while generating a media campaign from information about available units stored in a central database, including a set of media formats for the...
8473356 System and method for tagging objects for heterogeneous searches  
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...
8473372 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...
8473367 Computer based media access method and system  
The disclosed system and method includes a global computer network facility which provides a platform allowing artists to quickly and easily promote their music. A method and system of uploading...
8473361 Method and system for assisting users during online  
A method, system, and computer program product for assisting a user in one or more activities during online shopping. The method facilitates tracking of at least one activity of the user during...
8473370 Method and apparatus for generating an order for purchase  
A method and apparatus for use by a buyer for a store includes a software application computer that is provided to the buyer at a buyer show. The application displays product features and pricing...
8473389 Methods and systems of purchase contract price adjustment calculation tools  
Allowability, allocability and adjustment of contract prices are determined using a computer system, based on SERVICE CONTRACT ACT wage determination rules. Upon receiving a request for a contract...
8473357 Enhanced supplier catalog collaboration  
One embodiment of the invention includes a computer-implemented method for supplier update of a procurement system. The method includes providing a customizable procurement entity to a supplier,...
8473368 Method, system and controller for providing goods and /or services to consumers  
A method, system and controller is provided for a selection service recommending or providing access to goods or service items to a consumer, comprising the steps of: identifying a set of...
8473359 Methods and system of conducting business-to-business operations by registered sellers and buyers using an internet accessible platform  
A method for using an internet accessible computer system to conduct business to business operations among a plurality of buyer companies and a plurality of seller companies. In one embodiment,...
8473360 Suggested item category systems and methods  
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to offer items for sale, wherein at least some of the items for sale have been matched to item categories and/or item attributes. The categories and...
8468062 Multiple party order coordination method and system  
A system and method for providing a multiple party order coordination system includes a process for providing a multiple party order coordination system whereby a given consumer, i.e., a first...
8468061 CRM system for enhanced retention of customers  
Customer relationship management (CRM) system for enhanced retention of customers of a business entity. In one embodiment, a historical data corresponding to a customer is maintained in the CRM...
8464942 Sales promotion system supporting a plurality of differing sellers  
An online sales/automatic rebate and coupon redemption system provides online customers automatic retrieval and redemption of all applicable rebates and coupons during purchase. Purchase orders...
8463712 Traceability verification system, method and program for the same  
A system for enabling verification in traceability of a supply chain while maintaining confidentiality of private suppliers. A group signature is applied to an undisclosed supplier. The...
8463654 Tour site image capture and marketing system and associated methods  
The present invention in one aspect is directed to a system and method for capturing a digital image, and preferably a collection of digital images, of a customer in a defined location, such as a...
8463657 Self-help system and method for selling footwear  
A system and method of selling and distributing custom-fit shoes by a footwear manufacturer or seller. Each footwear includes a shoe shell with a foot bed cover, an arch support member, and an...
8463663 Storage of purchase-related information  
A memory tag is a transponder device with a memory for storing digital content. Purchase-related information for a product is stored in such a memory tag. A write capability of the memory tag is...
8463660 System and method for managing lotting and catalog data and interface for the same  
A system, method and interface for managing lotting or catalog data pertaining to assets for sale, cataloging or acquisition at an auction event. Auctioneers provide auction and lot data, and a...
8463655 Acquisition of items offered for purchase online through a global positioning system  
In an example embodiment, a method is provided. The method may comprise receiving an item identifier from a global positioning system (GPS) apparatus. Data associated with the item identifier is...
8463656 Acquisition of items offered for purchase online through a mobile computing appratus  
In an example embodiment, a method is provided. The method may comprise receiving an item identifier from a mobile computing apparatus, such as a mobile telephone or global positioning system...
8458055 Internet-based method of and system for managing and delivering consumer product information at points along the world wide web using consumer product information (CPI) requesting and graphical user interface (GUI) displaying subsystems driven by server-side objects and managed by consumer product manufacturers and/or authorized parties  
Method of and system for delivering consumer product related information to consumers over the Internet. The system and method involves creating a Consumer Product Information (CPIR) enabling...
8458047 Methods for viral marketing with visual communications  
Methods for providing a payment account enabling an accountholder of the account to obtain discounts on purchases made at point of sale terminals of a plurality of different merchants and to pay...
8458054 Method, medium, and system for suggesting images for items without images in listings data  
Technologies for providing suggestions of images for items without images in listings data are described herein. Item details regarding a number of items to be listed in online marketplace are...