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7979315 Virtual features of physical items  
Displaying information about a physical object. Input is received at an interactive surface. The input includes a first physical object being placed on the interactive surface. The first physical...
7979309 Method and system for 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...
7979320 Automated acquisition and configuration of goods and services via a network  
A computer performs a method of communicating with a referral server to identify configurables available to the computer based on the computer's location and at least one other factor. The...
7979323 Exchanging retail pricing information  
The present disclosure includes a method for providing pricing information. In some implementations, a method for providing pricing information includes receiving, from a first subscriber, a...
7979312 System and method for facillitating transactions in a distribution network  
A system and method for facilitating transactions in a distribution network. An analysis tool may be accessed through a computer network by consumers, producers and/or distribution intermediaries....
7974884 Network order system and network server  
The network server stores the order information and the customer information received from the order entry channel in a database with identification information of the retailer system that has...
7975020 Dynamic updating of rendered web pages with supplemental content  
A page update handler, which may be loaded by a web browser as part of a web page, adds functionality for dynamically updating the web page with content supplied by a content server. In one...
7974885 Identifying items relevant to a current query based on items accessed in connection with similar queries  
The present invention provides a software facility for identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries. In preferred embodiments...
7974889 Social networking interactive shopping system  
The social networking interactive shopping system includes a portable wireless user interface for use by a store customer when shopping. A merchant server is provided, the server having market...
7974890 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...
7975019 Dynamic supplementation of rendered web pages with content supplied by a separate source  
A page update handler, which may be loaded by a web browser as part of a web page, adds functionality for dynamically updating the web page with content supplied by a content server. The content...
7970781 Surfacing forums associated with a search string  
Creation, association, and/or placement of search forums for searches strings enable users to discuss aspects of both searches and elements associated with the searches, and further enable the...
7970659 Method and computer readable medium for providing gift registry services through a gift registry network  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that provides gift registry services to a user. During operation, the system enrolls a business with a registry system and identifies a...
7970664 Content personalization based on actions performed during browsing sessions  
Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities, and for using such information to provide item recommendations to users. In one embodiment, a monitoring component of a...
7970660 Identifying associations between items and email-address-based user communities  
A computer-implemented service analyzes collected data reflective of actions of users of an interactive system to identify items that are significantly more popular in specific user communities...
7970662 Method for providing online submission of requests for proposals for forwarding to identified vendors  
An online system and method for allowing a prospective buyer to complete an electronic RFP document and to have the RFP document transmitted to one or more appropriate prospective sellers of goods...
7970665 Method, system, and computer readable medium for outputting offer recommendations from members of a social network  
A method of providing recommendations is disclosed and includes receiving a selection of an offering via an online site. The method also includes outputting a detail page related to the offering...
7970657 Giving gifts and displaying assets in a social network environment  
A system and method is described for giving gifts via a social network and displaying icons representing assets that have been acquired via the social network. In various embodiments, the assets...
7970658 Systems and methods for item valuation and marketplace  
In various embodiments, sellers and buyers may interact with a price determination application and/or electronic marketplace to buy/sell items for tax deductions to increase the tax deduction...
7966227 System for configuring a chemical separation system  
The present invention relates to a configuration system for configuring and ordering a chemical separation system, which configuration system comprises a configuration tool, a database comprising...
7966223 Interactive image activation and distribution system and associated methods  
A method for distributing a digital image of a customer includes receiving a request from a customer to a human representative (i.e., a “roving” photographer) for an image to be taken of the...
7962370 Methods in a media service system for transaction processing  
In one embodiment of the present invention, a media service system provides at least one transaction configuration option that is enabled to be selected by a user. The media service system...
7962375 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services  
A method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services using plural electronic options with associated option fees based on one or more different pre-determined priority system....
7962376 System, method, and computer readable storage medium for informing a user about an item that is available via an e-commerce website  
A user interface for communicating over a voice channel regarding an item that is available at an e-commerce website is disclosed and includes a speaker to communicate at least one audible voice...
7962380 Website enabling selection of camps/activities from a plurality of providers  
A camp registration website and method for enabling a user to select camps offered by a plurality of providers. The camp registration website allows a user to search for, gather information...
7962379 Business process for increasing win probability in large complex contract competitions  
The present invention is directed to a method of increasing win probability of a vendor competing in a complex contract competition. A request is received from a buying organization. The subject...
7962372 Product common object  
Stored product management information in a first format for use by a first computerized system is transformed to readily make the stored product management information available for use in a...
7962378 Process and methodology to maintain consistency across disparate interfaced systems  
A process and methodology are disclosed to maintain consistency across disparate systems. An interface is provided comprised of a fulfillment client in which to place orders, a middleware to pass...
7962371 Commodity presenting method and system therefor  
A merchandise presentation method includes: a step of preparing a standard value relating to work data, which specifies work performed by a user; a step of obtaining actual work data, which...
7962368 Purchase sequence browser  
The invention provides a purchase sequence browser (PuSB), i.e. a graphical user interface (GUI) that facilitates insight discovery and exploration of product affinities across time, generated by...
7962373 System and methods for providing financial account information over a network  
A system and method for providing financial account messages to customers while accessing web sites is disclosed. Methods, systems and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention...
7958015 Method, medium, and system for marketing integrated circuits  
A system and method for marketing and/or providing integrated circuits. Various aspects of the present invention may provide a computer system adapted to receive and process a request for...
7958061 Dynamic determination of item returns during transit  
Techniques are described for automatically and dynamically determining how to handle items being returned from customers while the items are in transit. Various factors may be considered to...
7958014 Method and apparatus for building commercial distributed computing networks via computer cost subsidization  
A method and apparatus for distributed computing in a network data processing system. A task is accepted for distributed computing. Work units are sent to a plurality of data processing systems on...
7958016 Method and apparatus for specifying product characteristics by combining characteristics of products  
A computer-implemented method for specifying the characteristics of a desired item includes specifying a plurality of items, each of which possess at least one but not all characteristics of the...
7953648 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,...
7953647 System and method for verifying bidding price  
Potential bidding errors may be detected using a computer-implemented method comprising receiving a proposed bid for an auction item, the auction item having a current bid and a minimum bid...
7953642 On-line payment transactions  
A computer-implemented method includes generating on a user terminal a merchant web site associated with a merchant with code for a merchant web page, transmitting a product selection request for...
7953645 System and method for managing recurring orders in a computer network  
A recurring order management system and method for a computer network is disclosed. The system receives a request to suggest a recurring order for one or more products or services. The system...
7949569 Distributed device information management system as a distributed information repository system  
Information, such as information relating to the configuration and capabilities of mobile devices, can be stored in, and accessed from, a distributed, hierarchical repository system. The...
7949571 Electronic commerce system, electronic commerce supporting device, and electronic commerce supporting method  
The present invention provides a technique for establishing a new form of electronic commerce. An electronic commerce system includes a search engine, a payment system and a user terminal. The...
7945487 Method and apparatus for certified secondary market inventory management  
A certified secondary market inventory platform maintains a certified catalog of items for sale on a secondary market. Certified items are tracked by the platform and have a verified chain of...
7945483 System and method for sales generation in conjunction with a vehicle data system  
Embodiments of sales generation, including sales generation employing reverse lead generation using vehicle data systems and methods, are presented herein. In particular, in certain embodiments a...
7945530 Real estate disclosure reporting method  
A real estate disclosure reporting method identifies a condition category, creates a disclosure form and lists items of disclosure on a disclosure form. The items of disclosure relate to the...
7945482 Viewing shopping information on a network-based social platform  
A system for viewing shopping information on a social networking platform. At the social networking platform, the system receives a request from a first user of the social networking platform to...
7941344 Method and apparatus for time incremented purchase price discounting  
A method and apparatus for time incremented purchase price discounting includes a process for time incremented purchase price discounting whereby a seller offers a product for sale on a seller...
7941347 Self cancelling product order based on predetermined time period  
A provider server receives an order from a customer by way of a workstation for a customer selected configuration change of computing resources of an end user machine, the provider server having a...
7941345 Method of presenting contents based on a common relationship  
A method is disclosed for providing a requested contents and associated contents to a user of a client computer system. A provider's server receives a request from the client computer system to...
7941342 Wide area network person-to-person payment  
According to the invention, transferring money using a computer network is disclosed. In one step, information is saved on credit received for a first user (110) in a stored value account on a...
7941343 Method and system for enhancing product sales in network transactions  
A method and system for enhancing the sales potential of transactions conducted over the Internet or other networks though selectively offered promotions functionally related to an initial order.