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8666843 Systems and methods for generating a synchronous sales stack for customer dialog  
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating a synchronous sales stack for a customer dialog. A user can visit a Web site and load selections into a checkout basket to prepare to...
RE44791 Vending machine and computer assembly  
A vending machine for purchasing selected items by a customer. The vending machine includes a dispensing assembly for dispensing an item and a selector assembly connected to the dispensing...
8667560 Authenticating a user with picture messaging  
Systems and methods for authenticating a user of a service are disclosed. A host of a service provides a user interface that can be accessed via a display of a terminal. Upon successfully...
8666829 Detecting fraudulent event listings  
In one embodiment, a method includes accessing event information and payment information associated with an event listing on an event management system, and calculating a fraud risk score for the...
8666853 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...
8666830 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Identifying top rated products
 
The top rated products in a product category are identified by computing a score for each product in the category. The score is computed by calculating a time decay factor for each product...
8666834 Item recommendation system, item recommendation method and program  
Methods and systems include receiving feedback from one of a plurality of users for one of a plurality of items, storing the received feedback and past feedback received from the plurality of...
8666538 Information filling station facilitating wireless transfer of data content to a portable device or other pre-defined locations  
Data content providers transfer data content (including DRM protected content) over a broadband network onto one or more information filling stations (IFSs) situated at one or more physical...
8666836 Targeting items to a user of a social networking system based on a predicted event for the user  
A social networking system predicts a life event (e.g., birthday, change in marital status, relationship status, etc.) for a target user based on information associated with the user. The social...
8666832 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...
8666838 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity  
The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing complete electronic commerce (“E-Commerce”) transactions and solutions for a marketing company's products via the World Wid...
8660911 Systems and methods to facilitate online transactions  
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a communication interface to receive an input from a merchant; a...
8660912 Attribute-based navigation of items  
A method for exploring similar items can include receiving a request to explore items similar to an item identified by a user and retrieving a set of similar items to output for display to the...
8660913 Remote servicing system  
Embodiments of the invention provide methods to manage communication between a local and remote computing system communicating with each other through a network. In some embodiments, a method...
8655738 Contextual computing system  
A contextual computing system allows a variety of actors to interact with system components to carry out computational and communication tasks. The system is provided as a self-contained and...
8655739 Method and system for upselling to a user of a digital book lending library  
A method is disclosed where an e-book lending library is provided. The lending library includes data relating a plurality of e-books. A first e-book from the plurality of e-books is loaned to a...
8655735 Transferring an item  
A request is received from a first consumer to sell at least one ticket, in which a provider of the ticket may have authorized the ticket to be sold. Information regarding the ticket may then be...
8655740 Information providing apparatus and system  
An information providing system is disclosed. The system includes a management apparatus having a database storing facility-event information of facilities or events, and a portable apparatus...
8655737 Brand name synonymy  
A product catalog includes information regarding products for sale online by various merchants. An analysis software module can identify brand names in the product catalog that relate to the same...
8650096 Virtual worlds seamless object drop integration  
Virtual worlds seamless object drop integration enables users to obtain products in a virtual world by dragging a product image icon off of an e-commerce web page and on to a virtual world client....
8645219 Authorization system and method  
A request is received from a first consumer to sell at least one ticket, in which a provider of the ticket has authorized the ticket to be sold. Information regarding the ticket may then be...
8643869 Printing of color print data as color image or as black-and-white image  
System, apparatus and method for printing color image print data selectably as a color image or as a black-and-white image are described.
8645226 Coordinating multiple devices in a product purchasing system  
In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A server system receives a request to purchase a product from a first...
8645224 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...
8645218 Transferring a ticket  
A request is received from a first consumer to sell at least one ticket, in which a provider of the ticket may have authorized the ticket to be sold. Information regarding the ticket may then be...
8645230 Virtual closet for storing and accessing virtual representations of items  
A virtual closet stores and presents virtual representations of physical items. The virtual representations may include virtual representations of items owned by a user, items the user would like...
8645229 Secondary marketplace for digital media content  
A secondary marketplace acquires an ownership interest in a set of copies of media content items from a set of owners. The owners have previously purchased one or more legal copies of the media...
8639584 System and methods for purchasing services  
A service provider system enables a subscriber to purchase services over a network from a service provider for the benefit of third parties located in different locations. The service provider...
8640043 Image display system related-information-access tabs  
A data processing device for providing access to information related to a digital image record includes a display for presenting the digital image record. A user interface system receives an...
8639041 Product identification using image analysis and user interaction  
A product identification service uses image analysis and user interaction. The product identification service includes functionality to compare a first portion of a retail product image to a...
8640042 Image display tabs for accessing related information  
Access is provided to information related to a digital image record on a data processing device. Presentation of the digital image record on a display is instructed. An indication of user...
8639582 Controlling access to services via usage models  
Techniques are described for facilitating interactions between computing systems, such as in accordance with usage models that are configured for available services by the providers of the...
8635115 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 cus...
8635124 Message based generation of item listings  
According to various exemplary embodiments, an electronic text message is received from a source telephone number, the electronic text message including content describing a product item. A seller...
8635113 Integrated online store  
A technique for effecting electronic commerce using a data network is described. The data network includes a plurality of subsystems which, together, form an integrated system for receiving...
8635116 System and method for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores  
One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a system for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. Another embodiment of the present invention is directed...
8635123 Systems and methods for managing supplier information between an electronic procurement system and buyers' supplier management systems  
A system and method provide an efficient and simple procurement process that is easily customizable and allows the automatic mapping of supplier information and catalogs according to the...
8635114 Stored value transaction system and method including an integrated database server  
An integrated database and information server are provided that efficiently share information and tasks between various stored value programs. A server is configured to provide reusable objects and...
8630924 Detection of stock out conditions based on image processing  
Image analysis techniques, including object recognition analysis, are applied to images obtained by one or more image capture devices deployed within inventory environments. The object recognition...
8630921 Leveraging a social network to search for local inventory  
In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for leveraging a social network to search for local inventory includes communicating with a first mobile communication...
8630919 System and method for generating a narrative summary  
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...
8630896 Systems and methods wherein a security deposit facilitates a transaction in which a benefit is applied in exchange for performance of a task  
Methods, computer readable media and systems are described wherein a security deposit is used to facilitate a transaction with a customer. In an embodiment, a process includes receiving an...
8630923 Virtual shelf with single-product choice and automatic multiple-vendor selection  
A retail front-end experience for the user with a multi-seller back-end. A product is displayed on a webpage, and if the user views it, the software automatically selects at least one best supplier...
8630196 Multiprocessor system and method for conducting transactions from a vehicle  
A distributed processing system in a vehicle includes many processors communicating through a network. One of the processors controls the image content of a display mounted in view of a vehicle...
8630922 Escrow accommodation system  
An escrow accommodation system is provided, including a first escrow client subsystem disposed in a first location, said first escrow client subsystem including first software and a first...
8630930 Sell-side icon  
A network-based reverse auction system value discovery system that involves at least four major customers: consumers, and the three sell-side customers bidder/sellers, product manufacturers, and...
8626590 Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatic group ordering of food from restaurants  
The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer program products for automatic online group ordering of food from a restaurant. According to one method, input for...
8626598 Method and system for obtaining services  
A method for obtaining a service by a first terminal related to a network entity, the method comprising receiving information indicative of capabilities related to the network entity; and selecting...
8626581 Virtual couponing method and apparatus for use with consumer kiosk  
A method and apparatus for distributing, generating, and redeeming discount Virtual Coupons™, rebate or gift certificates or the like which may be used on conjunction with a frequency card p...
8626609 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 determination...