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8537156 Computer aided design method and system for modular layouts  
The invention relates to the design of layouts for a room in which a user wishes to position elements figuring in a collection of catalogs. Prior art systems only allow incremental construction by...
8538834 Cancelling a purchasing request  
In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A server system receives, as sent by a computing device, a request to...
8538835 Methods and apparatus for supporting electronic requests for information and promotions on multiple device platforms in an integrated manner  
Methods and apparatus for supporting electronic promotions and electronic requests for information, e.g., in an integrated manner, on multiple platforms including, e.g., cable network systems,...
RE44502 System and method for multi-currency transactions  
A system and method for determining approval of a multi-currency transaction between a customer and a merchant over a network. The system includes a customer computer which is connected to a...
8538498 Technique for effective communications with, and provision of global positioning system (GPS) based advertising information to, automobiles  
In an automobile, communications to and from the automobile are in the form of messages. Such messages are referred to as “electronic car-mail” or “C-mail” messages as each message has a...
8538836 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...
8533069 System, method, and computer program product for realization of online virtual objects  
A system, method, and computer program product for an online transferring system where a conveying user may transfer a virtual object, representative of a real object, to a receiving user using an...
8533070 Apparatus and method for aggregating and accessing data according to user information  
An apparatus and method for aggregating and accessing data according to user information are provided. According to one aspect, an interface device for providing data between a first device and a...
8533050 Audio playlist system and method  
Information about desired songs is collected on a portable memory device in communication with a radio tuner. The radio tuner may receive signals from a terrestrial or satellite digital radio...
8533059 System and method for message-based purchasing  
Various embodiments of a system and method for message-based purchasing are described. The system and method for message-based purchasing may include a message-based purchase service configured to...
8533052 Method for exposing research note data based upon user activity data  
Comparative decision systems and methods are disclosed for gathering and mining data representative of purchase decisions. One disclosed comparative decision system detects when a user is...
8533175 Temporal and geographic presentation and navigation of linked cultural, artistic, and historic content  
Collections of music and other items, related by time, location, genre, and artist, are registered in a data model to provide a foundation for their curatorship, discovery, and procurement. A...
8533071 Intelligent multimedia E-catalog  
An intelligent product catalog system provides for electronic creation, management and viewing of product information using a multimedia display system. A central database repository stores the...
8533790 Sharing management program, sharing management method, terminal apparatus and sharing management system  
A sharing management method for sharing a terminal with plural users includes: after completion of login to an operating system of the terminal or after booting up the operating system, starting...
8533065 Customer-specific merchandising program  
The invention is directed to facilitating the planning and ordering of a merchandising unit and associated products. A merchandising unit planning screen is presented that displays a...
8533053 Inventory pooling for multiple merchants  
Disclosed are various embodiments for implementing inventory pooling for multiple merchants. A first inventory of an item held at a first fulfillment center on behalf of a first merchant is...
8533126 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...
8527364 Variable month cross-platform photo calendar builder  
A system and method for ordering a print of a digitally represented still image on a calendar using a remote computer is provided. The system includes a remote computer connected to a...
8527355 Method and system for requesting prior art from the public in exchange for a reward  
The present invention is a method and system for requesting from at least one member of the public, information that teaches or describes a technology, or a technology covered by one or more...
8527367 Systems methods and computer program products for directing consumer from digital receipt to source of specific item for repeat item purchase  
Systems, computer-implemented methods and computer program products for directing a consumer to a source offering for sale a specific item previously purchased by the consumer. Electronic receipt...
8527368 Purchase card data persistence using mobile card reader in direct sales system  
A method facilitating purchase of goods over a communications network is disclosed. The method includes a mobile computing device reading buyer enrollment data and purchase card data from a...
8527356 Systems and methods for transferring items with restricted transferability  
The invention is systems and methods for transferring items with restricted transferability. Initially, the systems and methods wait for a first consumer to make a request to transfer an item...
8527370 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...
8527430 Allocating virtual universe customer service  
Virtual universe customer service representatives are cloned and assigned as a function of observing customer behavior, retrieving historical data and creating a customer profile. Preferential...
8527369 Metadata-driven processing of supplemental data feeds  
A metadata-driven merchant feed processing system is described herein. A merchant providing an online marketplace for the sale of items by a variety of sellers implements a feed processing...
8521617 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...
8521614 Metadata-driven merchant feed processing system  
A metadata-driven merchant feed processing system is described herein. A merchant providing an online marketplace for the sale of items by a variety of sellers implements a feed processing...
8521602 System and method of global electronic market of educational services in the internet  
A system and a method of global electronic market of educational services in the Internet are provided. The method of operating a global electronic market of educational services for consumers of...
8521618 Method and system for illustrating where a ticket is located in an event venue  
A system accepts event criteria for at least one ticket and at least one event; accepts price criteria for the ticket(s) and the event(s); displays an interactive graphics-based event venue map...
8521615 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...
8521609 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...
8521616 Method and system for providing fitting and sizing recommendations  
A method and system for displaying footwear information. The method and system utilize a database on a computer readable medium, the database including a plurality of footwear representations...
8521612 Methods and systems for facilitating the provision of opinions to a shopper from a panel of peers  
In particular embodiments, a request for at least one opinion is received from one or more participants regarding an image of the user's appearance. An image of the user's appearance is...
8515831 People's task management framework  
The invention pertains to a system and method for people's task management developed with the concept of a system adapting to people's needs as opposed to people adapting to the solutions that...
8515819 Identifying products and services based on a budget  
A system, a method, a server, a computer processing platform, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for enabling the identifying of products and services on-line based on a user budget. A...
8516392 Interactive generic configurator program  
Method and System for creating item configurators intended to run under the control of computerized devices possessing GUI. This method comprises creating a plurality of graphic layer files and...
8515830 Display of items from search  
Disclosed are various embodiments for determining categories of items to include in a search results page. Representative is a system comprising at least one computing device with a search engine...
8515832 Methods and systems for social shopping on a network-based marketplace  
Methods and systems are provided for social shopping on a network-based marketplace. Specifically, the method receives a request, over a network, from a user in a community of users. The request...
8510172 Electronic publishing forum  
A website for bringing together for communications purposes creators of publishable art, publishers of publishable art, and consumers of publishable art using the internet. The website may have a...
8510176 Method and system using search terms to accumulate, aggregate and price data from a plurality of data originators  
A business method that enables a user or owner of one or a plurality of data sources to set fees or other consideration(s) for exchanges and links to a second or a plurality of data sources...
8509744 System for customer relationship management using wireless communication  
A method for establishing wireless communication between a service vendor and a customer accepts entry of a wireless address for a customer communications device and stores the address in a...
8510174 System to feature a posting  
Products and processes are provided in which information is received about a post relating to an item to be sold via a posting site. A posting payment award is determined. The posting payment...
8510145 Method and system for event planning  
The present invention provides systems and methods for planning important events such as weddings, milestone birthday parties and the like. A suite of computer-implemented applications perform...
8504433 Transaction split fees  
A transaction fee imposed by a payment provider may be allocated between the parties to an on-line transaction in any way and at any time. This adds flexibility to the transaction and allows the...
8504439 Method for generating sales of a conversational voice response system  
In one aspect, the invention provides a method for generating a sales lead for the sale of a CVR system. The method comprises initiating a call in which a human calls an organization and interacts...
8504437 Dynamically selecting and presenting content relevant to user input  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media are provided. One example method includes receiving a textual input that forms a part of a user...
8504442 Bidding on a plurality of products or services with contingencies  
Bidding on a plurality of items with contingencies. Input may be received from a buyer over a wide area network. The input may specify a plurality of offers for purchase of a respective plurality...
8504435 Group offers for direct sales system employing networked mobile computing devices  
A method on a server for managing sales activities and group buying offers for a plurality of users over a communications network is disclosed. The method includes receiving sales transaction data...
8499046 Method and system for updating business cards  
Techniques for capturing images of business cards, uploading the images to a designated computing device for processing and recognition are disclosed. A mechanism is provided to update extracted...
8498905 Quality assurance in a delivery report  
A method includes capturing an image of a flower arrangement at a location of a filling florist and sending a report from the filling florist to a sending florist, the report including the image...