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8019656 System and method for generating an alternative product recommendation  
A method and system for automatically generating a self-updating naturally-reading narrative product summary including assertions about a selected product. In one embodiment, the system and method...
8015081 Supply-chain management system  
An Internet-based computer-assisted supply-chain management system (SCMS) replaces the archaic commerce systems presently in use. It coordinates just-in-time distribution of items purchased by...
8015067 Deleted account handling for hosted services  
An application service server provides hosted services to clients. Upon receiving a request to delete a user account associated with a user of the hosted services, the server deactivates the user...
8015082 Terminal device, accounting system and data processing method  
This invention relates to a terminal device capable of communicating with an accounting center, an accounting system, and a data processing method. A point memory 45 of a recording/reproducing...
8015077 E-commerce activity log  
An activity log is displayed in a dedicated area in a business to consumer e-commerce web site that tracks activities that occur during a current e-commerce account session. The activity log is...
8015068 Systems and methods for managing orders made via a computer network  
A system and method for allowing a user to schedule pickup of an ordered item provides a user interface having user interface elements for allowing a user to specify a frequency with which an...
8015317 Method, system and computer-readable medium for conducting domain name service  
A method for conducting Internet domain name service to users connected to the Internet comprises an automated procedure for transferring Internet domain name service from a domain name owner to a...
8015072 Shipping address population using online address book  
A method for automatically generating a custom name list for use in an order form which can be submitted to an Internet shopping site to complete an order. The method utilizes address book data,...
8010411 Restricted purchase of regulated items over a network  
A technique is disclosed for implementing electronic commerce transactions via a data network. A regulated item selected by a customer is identified. The regulated item may correspond to an item...
8010417 System and process for local acquisition of products priced online  
A system and process for establishing prices for products on line and for allowing acquisition of those products from retailers that honor such prices. The system and process involve a customer...
8010414 Method for online purchasing using printed form  
A method of effecting a purchasing transaction includes providing a printed form having printed thereon coded data distributed over an area; capturing an image of the form using a sensing device,...
8010409 Article sales data processing apparatus  
An article sales data processing apparatus has an electronic tag data memory and an article item buffer. In the case where the same data as electronic tag data read by an electronic tag reader is...
8005726 Method and system for interactive rate plan recommender  
A method and system for analyzing rate plans for communication services may include obtaining usage data for a user from a database of historical usage data for the user and determining rate plan...
8005733 Methods and interface for set-partitioning decision support tool  
A visual interactive multi-criteria decision-making method and computer-based apparatus for portfolio management. The method/apparatus supports partitioning of a portfolio of physical or other...
8005721 Systems and methods for multi-provider content-on-demand retrieval  
Systems and methods for retrieving multi-provider on-demand content through a common portal device are disclosed. The techniques described herein allow for multi-provider media content to be made...
8005719 Method and system to publish a seller fixed price offer  
An auction method presents an auction price-setting process and a fixed price process for purchasing a seller's offering to a buyer. The seller is provided with a mechanism to adjust and publish a...
8005720 Applying scanned information to identify content  
Information corresponding to a sentence or less of text is scanned from a rendered document and converted to text. The text is communicated to a search engine. Electronic content corresponding to...
8001010 Sharing information on a network-based social platform  
A system for sharing information on a networked-based social platform is provided. A request from a first user of the network-based social platform is received. The request is to add an item to a...
8001007 Method, and system to publish a proxy bid and a reserve price  
A auction system includes an auction price-setting purchase process and a fixed price purchase process for purchasing a buyer's proxy bid during an auction.
8001008 System and method of collaborative filtering based on attribute profiling  
A system and/or a method of collaborative filtering based on attribute profiling is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a product profile of a content-based product through...
8001017 Supply-chain management system  
An Internet-based computer-assisted supply-chain management system (SCMS) replaces the archaic commerce systems presently in use. It coordinates just-in-time distribution of items purchased by...
8001478 Systems and methods for context personalized web browsing based on a browser companion agent and associated services  
Computer software, systems and methods for providing context personalized browsing over computer networks. In the foregoing, an intelligent agent referred to as a “browser companion agent”...
8001013 System and method for electronic commerce and other uses  
A computer implemented method including steps of: storing, at a central server, an initialize business rule associated with a vendor and a DNS associated with the vendor, receiving, from a user a...
8001048 Non-cash transaction incentive and commission distribution system  
An electronic fund transfer system is disclosed wherein commissions for point-of-sale purchase transactions are determined and distributed to members of an organizational network for promoting use...
8001014 Anonymous shopping transactions on a network through information broker services  
A system and method for enabling a user to transact an anonymous on-line transaction, wherein a form of on-line payment is requested at a transaction interface is disclosed. The method may include...
7996269 Using mobile phones to provide access control and usage fee charges for MFDs  
Use of wireless technology to enable Point of Sale (POS) vending for Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) is disclosed. A user can enable the MFD through the Internet by calling or accessing a...
7996277 Method, system and computer medium for processing bids in an auction received over different mediums  
Embodiments of the invention are generally, but not exclusively, related to the area of interactive auctions, particularly to interactive Internet-based auctions that may be simultaneously...
7996274 Request type grid computing  
Methods, articles of manufacture, and systems for providing access to a grid computing environment. In one environment, requests include resource specific criteria used to identify a particular...
7996268 Apparatus and method for an electronic telephone wallet  
An apparatus and method for providing an electronic wallet device, including a memory device for storing payment identifier information associated with an account holder, a processing device for...
7996282 Method and system for selecting and displaying items  
Methods and systems for causing the display of items for the review and selection thereof by a potential purchaser has a plurality of search tools whereby a customer can select certain search...
7996276 System and method for managing welding consumables  
A system and method for managing welding consumable(s) is provided. The invention includes a welder having a consumable(s) monitor, a customer system and/or a remote system. The invention further...
7996271 Blocking orders during order processing  
A block for an order is received during processing of the order, wherein a reason for the block for the order is associated with the block for the order. A set of actions is identified based on...
7996281 Tiered on-demand location-based tracking service and infrastructure  
A location-based service includes detecting the relative motion of an on-site resource, detecting the absolute position of the on-site resource, and tracking the position of the on-site resource....
7996270 Community based network shopping  
A system receives item data corresponding to an item list from a user. The item list may include one or more items. The system communicates the item list to a community group associated with the...
7996279 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce  
Providing offers of an item constituting a good or a service to users of a system, utilizing an electronic communications device, comprises at least the following: establishing a communication via...
7991647 Systems and methods for providing volume-weighted average price auction trading  
Systems and methods for providing traders with an opportunity to trade on the VWAP price are provided. After a trader enters a VWAP auction session, the trader has a predetermined about of time...
7991651 Increases in sales rank as a measure of interest  
A facility for displaying consumption information about items is described. The facility uses a current consumption rank for each of a number of items and at least one or more previous consumption...
7991643 Request type grid computing  
Methods, articles of manufacture, and systems for providing access to a grid computing environment. In one environment, requests include resource specific criteria used to identify a particular...
7991657 Efficient retrieval of return assemblies for optimized parts fulfillment  
A method and apparatus for a pull back optimizer in conjunction with an inventory management system allows for efficient retrieval of return assemblies for optimized parts fulfillment. The...
7987116 Industry-wide business to business exchange  
A industry wide computerized business to business exchange permits participants in the industry to satisfy their procurement needs and manage their supply chains from a single log on to the...
7984387 Dynamic update of data entry in a user interface  
A widget is incorporated into a user interface associated with a processing system to provide the user with a display of the entered data, together with any added text or other data modifications...
7983957 Method and system for entering items into a gift registry  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that enters items into a gift registry. During operation, the system photographically captures images of items at stores containing the...
7983963 System, program product, and method of electronic communication network guided navigation  
Systems, program product, and methods of electronic communication network guided navigation which allow users to obtain more relevant product search results much more quickly, are provided. An...
7983962 Method and system for purchase order data entry  
A method of entering purchase order data includes receiving first data associated with an item. The first data comprises data entered by a user using a graphical user interface associated with a...
7980466 Point-of-sale promotions  
A method and system to publish a promotion at a point-of-sale are provided. For example, a preliminary selection associated with a purchase from a user may be received. A promotion may be...
7983953 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale  
A method and apparatus to present a good of a seller. A product identification code is received via a cellular telephone, the product identification code identifying the good. The good is then...
7983956 System and method for providing options on products including flights  
A computer-implemented system and method to provide options on products to enhance customers' experience. A computer-implemented system is operated that delivers to a customer an option to utilize...
7983964 Related product system and method  
Computer-implemented systems and methods for automatically creating a second customized product design incorporating information from a first customized product design. Information from a first...
7979316 System and method for facilitating mobile commerce  
A system and method for facilitating the purchase of goods and/or services between the holder of a wireless communications device and a commerce system is disclosed. The system enables consumers...
7979324 Virtual catalog  
Records, including data for a virtual catalog, may be received from a number of sources. Each of the received records may be validated and a determination may be made as to whether one or more...