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8386370 Method and apparatus for providing a market environment  
The system provides two-sided local markets that enable local and/or intermittent resource allocation through a market model. The system provides a method for defining goods, services or assets...
8380586 Consumer representation rendering with selected merchandise  
At least one computing system, in a network or stand-alone environment, accesses a consumer representation, wherein the consumer representation comprises a three dimensional model rendered to...
8380577 Methods, systems, computer products, and website for progressive E-commerce  
An e-commerce system where progressive incentives are displayed to entice shoppers to purchase goods is disclosed. The e-commerce system includes a database with a region of memory having data...
8380579 Contextual commerce systems and methods  
A system and method for context-sensitive, adaptive commerce is described that features recommendations of products and/or services based on system usage behaviors and supplier contextual...
8380576 Value determination for mobile transactions  
Various embodiments provide techniques for determining a value share of a mobile transaction for one or more entities associated with the mobile transaction. Examples of mobile transactions...
8380600 System, method and computer program product for a product catalog/pricing engine framework  
A system, method and computer program product are provided including a catalog database with a plurality of product definitions. The product definitions includes a plurality of rules and...
8380582 Annotating content  
Content can be annotated with indications that contextually-related content associated with the annotation is available to a user in order to allow a user to more easily locate and access...
8374922 Fulfillment network with customer-transparent costs  
Methods and systems for customer-transparent inventory fulfillment costs. A method may include an enterprise detecting a customer's selection of a given one of a number of inventory items, and in...
8374949 Integration of open advertisements with e-commerce activities  
A method is disclosed for integration of open advertisements with targeted websites, including enabling a seller to place a product on auction through an auction website, wherein an auction server...
8374923 Web service for generating portable multimedia presentations  
A software application executed at a user computer and/or server allows a user to select one or more multimedia files. The multimedia files may be provided at the user computer, sold at the...
8370212 Method, apparatus and article of manufacture for determining the end to a silent auction using a tiered strategy  
Methods, apparatuses and article of manufactures of an electronic auction system that receives at least one bid to purchase an item that is available for auction during a period of time. The...
8370219 Methods and apparatus for in-line editing of web page content stored in multiple data stores  
Methods and apparatus for in-line editing of web page content stored in multiple data stores are described. In one embodiment, a rendering of a web page is presented in a...
8370214 Interactive exploded view diagram ordering tool  
The present invention provides a method and computer-readable medium for executing a method of placing an order for a sub-component (part) of a product, including generally three steps: displaying...
8370203 User interface and methods for recommending items to users  
Improved user interfaces and methods are provided for presenting item recommendations to a user when the user selects an item to add to a shopping cart. In response to the user's selection, a page...
8370207 Virtual reality system including smart objects  
Embodiments of the invention include a virtual reality system that includes an instrumented device used to present a virtual shopping environment to a simulation participant. The participant's...
8370271 Recurring delivery of products  
Technologies are described herein for providing recurring delivery of products to a customer on a periodic basis. A customer creates a recurring delivery list that specifies a particular delivery...
8370211 Computer system  
A method of conducting a telephone or internet based reverse auction for selling units where the reverse auction is transmitted to users on a medium, the method comprising the steps of providing a...
8370210 Method for processing cash payment for online purchases  
A system and method for processing a cash payment for an online purchase is provided herein, including purchasing online from a payee at least one item of goods or services by a payer defining a...
8370206 Method, medium, and system for an inmate privilege kiosk  
A method of administrating inmate privileges in a correctional facility using a computer kiosk is provided. The method includes accepting data and information corresponding to inmate privileges...
8364146 Initiation of wireless service  
Disclosed are various embodiments for implementing wireless service for a wireless device. In a representative embodiment, a service initiation system is executed in a computing device that...
8365081 Embedding metadata within content  
Techniques for embedding metadata into a piece of content are described herein. With use of the embedded metadata, an application takes one or more actions specified by the embedded metadata upon...
8364549 Method, system, and apparatus for the customization of the funeral home services and products, for humans, animals, and pets  
This relates to the products and services for funeral homes (for pets, animals, and humans), general memorabilia, general awards, pet awards, human awards, and general gifts, along with the...
8364527 System and method for advertising goods and services using a short identifying code  
A system and method of providing advertising information from a database of advertising listings using a short, easy to remember alphanumeric identifying code associated each listing. The codes...
8364561 Garment digitization system and method  
A garment digitization system configured to determine physical attributes for any given garment including dimensional and spatial properties, mechanical attributes, optical attributes, and...
8364551 Order consolidation prediction  
Described herein are predictions of consolidation between previously placed orders and potential orders in, for example, an e-commerce system. A consolidation prediction may include a...
8359246 Secondary marketplace for digital media content  
A secondary marketplace can provide potential consumers with a plurality of previously sold digital media content items. Each of the previously sold digital media content items can include a...
8359240 Automating inventory management of consumer items  
A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for...
8359245 Taxonomy and data structure for an electronic procurement system  
A computer-implemented method is described, performed at a server hosting an electronic procurement system. Supplier catalog data is received at the server from a plurality of respective suppliers...
8359247 System and methods for generating virtual clothing experiences  
A system for generating a virtual clothing experience has a display for mounting with a wall, one or more digital cameras for capturing first images of the person standing in front of the display,...
8355959 Payment service capable of being integrated with merchant sites  
A computer-implemented service integrates with merchant sites to enable registered users of the service to perform purchase transactions on the merchant sites. In one embodiment, a merchant can...
8355956 Marketing goods with bar codes  
Disclosed herein are techniques to market products and services by enabling a potential consumer to access information about a product or service by simply scanning a bar code. Consistent with...
8352325 Auction of multiple heterogeneous items among multiple buyers and sellers using software agents linked via a communication network  
A method, system and computer program product for conducting an online auction of a plurality of heterogeneous items between a plurality of selling and potential purchasing parties. The method...
8352328 Methods and systems for searching for goods in a virtual marketplace  
A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that...
8352334 System and method for ordering supplies for a multifunction device using a mobile wireless handset  
What is disclosed is a novel apparatus and method for effectuating the ordering of supplies via a wireless handset device. In one embodiment, the handset is pre-loaded with a plurality of folders...
8346623 System and method for navigating a collection of editorial content  
Computer-implemented systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating user navigation of a collection of editorial content associated with products include displaying a first user...
8346620 Automatic modification of web pages  
A system for interactive paper is described. Data fragments are captured at locations in a rendered document. A digital version of the document is optionally located. Markup data applied to the...
8345299 Image forming apparatus and method for printing index sheets by selecting image files stored in a plurality of directories  
An image forming apparatus that can read data from a storage medium having hierarchically structured directories includes a first directory and a second directory which is stored in the first...
8346629 Website, user interfaces, and applications facilitating improved media search capability  
A method for improving media search capability includes providing a user with access to an interface that allows the user to provide one or more inputs relating to an item of media (such as an...
8346612 Business models for immersive environments  
In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for a viewspace provider. The method comprises providing a viewspace at a location; and engaging in a transaction with an entity for a monetary...
8346613 Zero integration model for e-commerce merchants  
Solutions for e-commerce merchants that allow such merchants to interact with buyers in foreign jurisdictions are disclosed. More specifically, solutions are presented that provide an...
8346618 Programmable ticketing system  
A smart-card based system and methods to control access to a plurality of attractions within a geographical area. The system may include one or more reward terminals that are located at...
8346628 Searcher call back request system and method  
A search based call back request system enables a user to request a follow up contact from a seller. The system provides search functionality and stores seller information such that when search...
8346624 Systems and methods for recommending third party products and services  
Systems and methods for recommending third party products and services. The method includes the steps of ranking the third party products and services based on one or more factors, and generating...
8346627 Method, system and program product for approving item requests  
Under the present invention, an approver will log into a purchase application or the like. Upon logging in, the approver will be presented with a view of all item requests for which he/she must...
8341038 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...
8341030 System and method for providing access to product related electronic catalog functionality  
An aggregation of functionality related to a product within an electronic catalog hosted by a wholesaler web system is provided by presenting on a client computing device a webpage in which a...
8341025 E-mail based gift delivery  
A retail system enabling a first party to purchase a gift and to deliver the gift to a second party comprises a retailer computer and a communication network enabling a user device to communicate...
8341029 User profile and geolocation for efficient transactions  
Techniques for providing friction-free transactions using geolocation and user identifiers are described herein. These techniques may ascertain a user's location based on a location of a mobile...
8341028 Methods and systems for searching for goods  
A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that...
8341037 Mixed source media playback  
Playlists having media items from more than one source are described. Media items in a first library are mapped to media items from an online media item store. Media items within the playlist that...