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8341032 Methods for transforming an auctioned item of unknown value and buyer into an auctioned item of known value and buyer  
Methods, including methods conducted with a computer system and/or over a telecommunications network, are provided for transforming an auctioned item of unknown value and buyer into an auctioned...
8341022 Virtual reality system for environment building  
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...
8341550 User generated targeted advertisements  
User generated targeted advertisements is described. In embodiments, a selection of an advertisement template for a targeted advertisement can be received when initiated by a user. Advertisement...
8341039 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...
8335723 Apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating commerce  
According to one or more embodiments, apparatus, systems and methods are provided for facilitating commerce. In some embodiments, an apparatus (e.g., a central computer) facilitates posting of an...
8335673 Modeling complex hiearchical systems across space and time  
A system model of a real-world system includes a multi-level hierarchy of Capabilities, where each Capability includes a Verb specifying an action and an Object acted on by the Verb. The system...
8335724 Customized virtual catalog  
Various embodiments include an apparatus comprising a server operable to generate a customized virtual catalog including a plurality of composite images, wherein at least one of the plurality of...
8335728 Method and system for providing real-time financial goal monitoring and analysis  
A method and system for providing real-time financial goal monitoring and analysis whereby a given user defines budgetary and/or financial goals for one or more financial categories for a given...
8332277 Method, system and computer readable medium for facilitating a transaction between a customer, a merchant and an associate  
A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing...
8332279 Methods and systems for searching for goods and services  
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...
8332283 User interface and methods for enabling users to efficiently track item selections in an electronic catalog  
An electronic commerce system provides various features for assisting customers in browsing and generating orders from an electronic catalog. One such feature enables customers to efficiently keep...
8332284 Providing multiple views for an item  
Disclosed are various embodiments for providing multiple views for an item in a network page. A network page that describes an item is generated in one or more computing devices. The network page...
8332428 Browse hierarchies customized for rules based custom catalogs  
An arbitrary number of custom catalogs for an arbitrary number of customers can be published from a single database of seller catalog data. Custom browse hierarchies can be generated for each of...
8332278 Method and system for retrieving information regarding an item posted for sale  
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...
8332302 Method and apparatus for auctioning items  
An electronic auction system which Includes a Central Auction Controller (CAC) that allows sellers to list items for auction and users to enter bids and rank srdorings Is disclosed. The CAC...
8326699 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...
8326703 Architectural design for product catalog management application software  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for implementing a software architecture design for a software application implementing catalog management useful to create or...
8326704 Virtual reality shopping experience  
A solution is provided for a method for a user to shop online in a three dimensional (3D) virtual reality (VR) setting by receiving a request at a shopping server to view a shopping location,...
8326690 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 an electronic shopping cart. In response to the user's...
8326700 System, method, and computer program for automatically displaying information for quickly comparing a specific item with others  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatically displaying information comparing items. In use, a first item is received for displaying information associated the...
8321301 Method and system for clothing shopping using an image of a shopper  
A shopper inputs a 3D image of himself to a computer which normalizes the image to a standard. The shopper can select an article of clothing from a web site and the image of the article is...
8321291 Method, system and computer readable medium for facilitating a transaction between a customer, a merchant and an associate  
A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing...
8321289 Method for making use of site activity index and a system thereof  
Provided are a method and a system for applying site activity indexes by a site activity index applying system connected to a plurality of user terminals through the Internet. In one embodiment,...
8321290 Business process and apparatus for online purchases using a rule-based transferable shopping basket  
An online shopping basket is acquired by a buyer from an online store and is customized according to rules specified by the buyer. The buyer places zero or more items in the online shopping...
8321293 Systems and methods for marketplace listings using a camera enabled mobile device  
Computer-implemented systems and methods for generating marketplace listings using a camera enabled mobile device are described in which a request is received via a camera enabled mobile device to...
8321300 Method and system for distribution of user generated content  
Systems and methods for distributing user-generated content are disclosed. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention may allow content to be generated by a user at a manufacturer's site...
8315922 Real estate investment determinator  
Included are embodiments for providing investment data. One embodiment of a method includes providing an interface with predetermined criteria and at least one field, the at least one field...
8315910 Auction methods, auction systems and servers  
Auction methods, auction systems and servers which can satisfy requirements other than the price for a client are provided. An auction client selects a desired one from time slide schemes from a...
8315921 Vehicle co-listing systems and methods  
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for computer network-based sale of vehicles. An access group data structure is created. The access group data structure includes structure...
8311895 Real-time return processing  
Techniques and systems provide real-time return processing before a retailer receives a returned item, such as during a return process where the retailer (seller) and customer (buyer) are...
8311900 Providing separate views for items  
Disclosed are various embodiments for providing separate views for items. A network page providing a summary view of at least a portion of a pool of items is encoded in a computing resource for...
8311899 Handling communication services within web interfaces used by reselling agents  
In one embodiment, program instructions can cause a Web server to serve a set of Web interfaces over a network. The set of Web interfaces permit a reseller of communication services to establish...
8307047 Method of a first host of first content retrieving second content from a second host and presenting both contents to a user  
A virtual network resource infrastructure for hosting and managing a plurality of e-malls and each e-mall uses the virtual network resource infrastructure for offering e-commerce solution and the...
8306903 Commission calculator and display  
Commission allocations in transaction management of auction-based trading for specialized items such as fixed income instruments. A plurality of workstations that are connected to a server, and a...
8306876 Method of selling a product over the internet  
When a potential consumer finds a product catalog on the monitor of the consumer's PC showing digital images of products, the potential consumer orders a desired product from a vendor, at least...
8306874 Method and apparatus for word of mouth selling via a communications network  
A selling method and system that allows individuals or groups to interactively select associate products and services with their online presence in exchange for the online service, as part of an...
8306687 Method of diagnosing a vehicle having diagnostic data  
Provided is a method of diagnosing a vehicle having diagnostic data. The method includes providing an automotive diagnostic tool sold to a user by a selling retailer. The automotive diagnostic...
8306873 System and method of media distribution management  
There is a media distribution system and method configured to distribute media over a computerized network including a media distribution module configured to selectively permit access to media...
8306875 Method and medium for determining whether insurance is required for storage reservation  
A user interface being configured to display a plurality of icons representing physical items, display a drag region, provide an option for the user to select items for storage in a storage unit...
8301509 Online negotiation system and method  
A computer system and method carried out by the system for assisting parties in negotiation the sale price of real estate or personal property is disclosed wherein a web server receives a property...
8301512 Product identification using multiple services  
A method and a system to determine a product identification of an item for sale in an online publication system is shown and described. For example, the method may be initiated when an input...
8301515 Method and system for evaluating product substitutions along multiple criteria in response to a sales opportunity  
A system and method evaluate product substitutions along multiple criteria in response to a sales opportunity, for instance, providing sales recommendations of configurable products in response to...
8301747 Method and computer system for optimizing a link to a network page  
To optimize a link (221) which refers to a first network page (11) of a first server (10a) and which is displayed on a second network page (21) of a second server (20), the link is automatically...
8301506 Method and system for managing categories of an electronic commerce website  
Managing categories in an electronic commerce system, includes obtaining transaction information pertaining to a set of back-end categories, the transaction information includes user information...
8301513 System, method, and computer readable medium for dynamically pricing an item based on service plan selection  
Disclosed are various embodiments for providing dynamic item pricing to a customer during online shopping and/or purchasing of wireless devices. In a representative embodiment, a dynamic pricing...
8301510 Electronic commerce for system registered consumers  
A system and method for merchant invoked electronic commerce allowing consumers to purchase items over a network and merchants to receive payment information relating to the purchases. The system...
8300257 Method of placing an order for photographic printing  
In an image network system used for network print service which receives an order for printing or the like by using a communication network such as the Internet, there are provided a center server...
8296196 Tag along shopping  
A method for browsing in a virtual environment includes generating a plurality of tag data collections from multiple tag data sources. A plurality of virtual online browsing modes are presented...
8296190 Digital content aggregation  
Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a content marketplace where digital content can be offered for use by licensees in exchange for a license from a licensor. In some embodiments the...
8296246 Allocating virtual universe customer service  
Virtual universe customer service representatives axe cloned and assigned as a function of observing customer behavior, retrieving historical data and creating a customer profile Preferential...