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8090630 Planning a supply of items to a first location associated with a supply chain from one or more second locations associated with the supply chain  
One embodiment includes a computer-implemented system for planning a supply of items to a first location associated with a supply chain from one or more second locations associated with the supply...
8090626 Item substitution for unavailable items relating to a customer order  
A technique is disclosed for automatically implementing item substitutions for unavailable items in a customer order. According to one embodiment, line item orders from selected customer orders may...
8090632 Providing a package identifier  
A package identifier for a package having at least one sub-package is generated. A package identifier generating function is performed on at least one sub-package identifier of the at least one...
8090631 Managing a material batch  
Inventory may be managed by affixing to material batches respective documentary batch numbers that are associated with the material batches in a computer system. The material batches may be placed...
8086344 Predictive router for materials handling  
Systems and computer-implemented methods for predictive routing of item packages within a materials handling facility are disclosed. A predictive router may operate in conjunction with a container...
8086506 Network-based supply chain management method  
An exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to a method for facilitating supply chain collaboration in a network environment, said supply chain including an enterprise and at least one...
8086337 Computerized system and method for generating a delivery bill of materials  
A computerized system and method for generating a delivery bill of materials (BOM) for use at a production facility. Input includes parts data identifying the parts used in the production process,...
8082192 Automated pass-through surgical instrument tray reader  
An apparatus and method for interrogating and automatically identifying a radio-frequency tagged surgical instrument tray and its contents of RFID-tagged surgical instruments are disclosed. The...
8082183 Optimizing a business transaction between a selling vendor and a shipping vendor  
A method is disclosed for optimizing a business transaction between a selling vendor and a shipping vendor. The method includes receiving a query from a selling vendor. The query includes customer...
8082191 Egg code management method and egg search code management system  
An egg search code, that can be used for accurately searching history information of an egg using a number of digits printable on the egg, is assigned to the egg, and the history information of the...
8082255 Branding digital content  
A process for creating a melded visual image to accompany a delivery of digital content. The melded image including at least a digital image associated with the digital content and a first...
8082190 Method for tracking components in a utility meter  
A method of assembling a utility meter having a plurality of components on a subassembly is disclosed herein. The method comprises associating an identification code, such as a barcode, with the...
8081077 System and method for managing materials of a warehouse  
A system for managing materials of a warehouse includes a computer and a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader to allocate a warehouse location for a material to be imported. The RFID reader...
8078303 Electronic supervisor  
Electronic supervision may be provided. First, a stock number may be sent to a database server. The stock number may correspond to a product comprising, for example, an electrical cable. In...
8078512 Document manifest and publication in association with dataset quality control  
Quality control for determinations that documents are accurate and sufficient to support various transactions. In one aspect, a document manifest is provided in connection with quality control...
8078599 Method and system for evaluating environmental impact occurring during an activity cycle  
A system for evaluating an environmental impact during a life cycle of an activity includes a controlling unit, which controls the system with a plurality of data storage elements connected to the...
8073122 Message recall using digital rights management  
Email messages are recalled in accordance with restrictions attached to the message. Use of the message is limited per the restrictions. Example restrictions include printing restrictions,...
8073759 Method and system for predictive event budgeting based on financial data from similarly situated consumers  
Financial data associated with one or more “contributing consumers” is obtained from one or more sources. The financial data obtained from the one or more contributing consumers is then agg...
8073748 Inventory management method and program product  
A management server for managing inventory of articles and a terminal device for inquiring the condition of inventory are provided. The management server is provided with an inventory database and...
8068930 Method and system for performing a package pre-load operation in accordance with a dispatch plan  
The present invention provides systems and methods for electronically-capturing a destination address of a package and for using the destination address to automate a package pre-load operation. An...
8069056 Methods and apparatus for increasing and/or for monitoring a party's compliance with a schedule for taking medicines  
Methods and apparatus are provided for increasing and/or monitoring a party's compliance with a schedule for taking medicines. In a first embodiment, a method is provided for use by a first...
8069097 Media inventory service  
One embodiment relates to a computer-implemented media inventory service that includes instructions for performing a method. The method can include selectively extracting inventory data from at...
8069086 Systems and methods for time-dependent protection of available quantities  
Methods and systems are disclosed for processing a product order. In one implementation, a method is provided that includes receiving a product order from a customer and determining, based on the...
8069098 Input device for allowing interface to a web site in association with a unique input code  
An input device for allowing interface to a web site in association with a unique input code. A method for interconnecting a first location on a global communication network with a second location...
8068009 Radio frequency identification system and a method of operating same  
A tag receives wireless signpost signals that include timing data, determines time information associated with an event as a function of the timing data, and transmits a wireless tag signal that...
8061604 System and method of master data management using RFID technology  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for data management pertaining to master data management, processing, and optimization; to maintenance management; and to asset...
8065353 Customer search utility  
A customer search terminal system may be configured to accept customer product searches and identify corresponding products and product information. A method for determining the efficacy of the...
8064082 System and method for printing labels on-demand  
The present invention relates to a system and method for printing labels on-demand in a manufacturing environment. During initialization, an association is made between a part being manufactured...
8065204 System and method for software integration and factory deployment  
A software management database contains data structures supporting computer software provisioning for a range of CTO/BTO variations, language variations, region variations, and operating system...
8063738 RFID system with a mobile RFID reader  
An RFID system includes a pair of guide tracks located on opposite boundaries of at least one zone. A channel is movably attached to the guide tracks and is configured to move along the guide...
8065203 Computer-implemented systems and methods for product attribute estimations  
Systems and methods for providing estimations for a product for purchase at a plurality of stores. Groups of stores are generated based upon similarity of store demand data. For each group, a...
8061605 RFID monitor  
Inventory control and monitoring system uses an RFID reader to read tags on multiple lights passing through a portal. A light turns green after all the tags have been read. Information from those...
8056800 Systems and methods for configuration management  
Systems and methods for configuration management in an article of manufacture disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for documenting a configuration of an article of manufacture includes an...
8060416 Method and system for providing advertising inventory information in response to demographic inquiries  
The present invention relates to a method and system for providing advertising inventory information. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and system for providing...
8060417 Date effective quantity on hand and adjusted unit cost calculation  
An accounting method can insert changes that affect average cost calculations after the initial average cost calculations. The method can go back in time and add in transactions that affect average...
8055554 Inventory storage and retrieval system and method with guidance for load-handling vehicle  
An inventory storage and retrieval system and method are provided for a shipping or storage facility. In an embodiment, the system includes: (a) a mobile computer and radio on a load-handing...
8055377 Online controlled picking in a warehouse  
A computer-implemented method of controlling picking operations of a number of users in a warehouse, wherein goods are located at source locations, each picking operation comprising: an operation...
8055522 Method, system, and storage medium for facilitating excess inventory utilization in a manufacturing environment  
A method and storage medium for utilizing excess inventory of parts that are used in end products and having part identifiers are provided. The method includes identifying an excess inventory of...
8050985 Method and process for planning replenishment of products in a distribution system  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for planning replenishment of products in a distribution system. A first key figure associated to a first product and a second key figure...
8049621 Method and apparatus for remote merchandise planogram auditing and reporting  
A system for remotely reading embedded RFID tags may generally facilitate the retail facility planogram auditing process. A set of RFID tags embedded with products displayed for sale at a retail...
8050986 System and method for determining a quantity mismatch report  
A system, method, and computer program for determining a quantity mismatch report so that a plurality of configured quantities for a plurality of product variants can be compared. The method...
8050941 System and method for dispersing medications using a single point purchase  
A computer system and method manages the dispersal and replenishment of medications. Participating health care providers are associated with a code that corresponds to medication units dispersed by...
8047434 Known loss data logging  
System and method for collecting information pertaining to a defeated electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag are disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a recording unit for...
8046243 Automatic insurance adjustments using real world awareness  
An electronic product code information service (EPCIS) interface is provided that allows accessing applications residing on a variety of systems to receive EPC-related data. In setting up an...
8042738 Method and system for tracking medical products  
The present invention concerns a method and a system for tracking medical products in which the product (11, 12) and/or its packaging (16) is marked and identified with a first reference (18) that...
8046275 Synchronizing an allocation table with a procurement system  
A system and method for synchronizing an allocation table with a purchase order in a computerized system. The method comprises generating a purchase order having purchase order data, and using the...
8046276 System and method for managing product reserve  
A receiving section receives a supply request for product from a terminal set up at a shop or a terminal used by a client. A first determination processing section determines whether a product in...
8046273 System and method for purchase order creation, procurement, and controlling  
A computer-implemented system for managing purchasing orders for a plurality of items to be purchased is shown. The system includes a computer implemented purchase order management interface, the...
8041613 Systems, applications and products in data processing for cross dock  
A system, application and product in data processing is disclosed for cross-dock and direct shipment processes. A default plant on an order is changed to a new plant in another country which is the...
8041453 Method and apparatus for defining and utilizing product location in a vending machine  
In accordance with one embodiment, a vending machine comprises a plurality of receptacles for holding units of products, each receptacle operable to hold a respective plurality of units in a...