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6301568 Integrated subscriber management system architecture supporting multiple services  
An integrated service management architecture supporting configuration and accounting management functions for multiple services includes a database for storing configuration and accounting data....
6298335 Method of controlling payment of debts  
A method and apparatus are provided for executing payment of a debt by a person to a payee. The method includes the steps of negotiating payment terms with the payee and entering the negotiated...
6292789 Method and system for bill presentment and payment  
A method and system for presentment of bills on a computer network includes a biller account hosted on a server of a bill service provider for receiving a bill file from a biller that includes...
6289322 Electronic bill processing  
A method of electronically presenting billing information, includes receiving billing information associated with a plurality of different billers, different portions of which represent bills for...
6289317 Task-based classification and analysis system  
A task-based classification and analysis system includes an analysis software module and a user interface. The analysis software module establishes and maintains relationships between a plurality...
6282552 Customizable electronic invoice with optional security  
A method on a data processing server for creating customizable electronic documents in a client-server computer network having one or more data processing servers electronically connected to a...
6278988 Multiple job entry points for document production control and reporting  
A method for creating a status report data file for a document job in a document system including a central database configured to create a status report data file for each document job received...
6253188 Automated interactive classified ad system for the internet  
A system and method for providing classified ads over the Internet. The system includes a plurality of regional newspaper World Wide Web servers, and associated newspaper classified ad generators;...
6240401 System and method for movie transaction processing  
A system and method for tracking and processing transactions for such purposes as creating billing record and detecting possible fraudulent activities. The system and method relates to processing...
6230144 Method and apparatus using an accounting bit for a SIMA network  
A cell format, an accounting device and a method for providing accounting information to a network for determining payment information between operators in the network. The cell format includes a...
6223897 Method and apparatus for organizing and storing bills  
Apparatus for organizing bills has a flexible backing and a plurality of compartments for individual accounts, each compartment having an inner section for paid bills and an outer section for...
6216113 Auditron access printer  
An electronic network transaction recording system for accumulating billing data for printing machines interconnected to multiple work stations on the network. A network administrator includes a...
6208977 Accounting and billing based on network use  
A method and a system determines billing information for use of a network. For a data transmission on a path between a pair of node locations, the price for the transmission depends, inter alia,...
6182054 Dynamically configurable and extensible rating engine  
A method and apparatus to create billing records in a rating engine. The method comprising the steps of assembling one or more sets of subscriber information; assembling a rating plan; associating...
6161100 System for billing individual units of a multi-unit building for water use and for water related energy use  
A system for billing individual units of a multi-unit building for water use or water related energy use wherein the multi-unit building is supplied water from a common source and the individual...
6144946 Accounting device, communicating apparatus, and communication system  
An accounting device of the invention cooperates with a terminal station to allow one to use information from an information provider, and includes a first input unit for inputting first data PIDi...
6125354 System and method for generating an invoice to rebill charges to the elements of an organization  
A method and system for automatically adjusting charges billed to an organization by a service provider, so as to create an invoice of rebill charges. An organizational hierarchy, comprising a...
6119109 Information distribution system and billing system used for the information distribution system  
An information distribution system provides information requested from a user for the user through an information communication medium. The information distribution system comprises a billing...
6098052 Credit card collection strategy model  
The present invention is a computerized collection strategy model for use in collecting payments from delinquent accounts. The computerized collection strategy model estimates for each possible...
6092055 Method and apparatus for providing a clean accounting close for a real time billing system  
A real time billing system for accounts that locks out transaction events when the billing process is underway is provided. When a transaction event is received that should be posted to an account...
6085247 Server operating system for supporting multiple client-server sessions and dynamic reconnection of users to previous sessions using different computers  
A server operating system supports multiple client-server sessions and enables a user to begin a session and later dynamically reconnect to that session even if the user uses two different client...
6085171 Order entry system for changing communication service  
A system for processing an order to change communication service includes a client that receives order data and an authorization image associated with a customer that desires to change...
6081790 System and method for secure presentment and payment over open networks  
A system for secure presentment and payment having a first electronic processing device and a second electronic processing device. The first processing device creates a presentment ticket from...
6073105 Interactive personals online network method and apparatus  
A system for providing personal advertisements over a public network and for matching personal advertisements of different users includes means for integrating data from a plurality of different...
6070798 Purchaser generated transaction recording and negotiable instrument payment system  
A seller's computer system, accessible by a customer's computer over the internet for ordering products, includes a product information unit, a purchase transaction information entry and...
6061657 Techniques for estimating charges of delivering healthcare services that take complicating factors into account  
The expected charges for treating a patient are estimated by the use of linear regression techniques wherein variables and coefficients of estimate models are built from historic patient data of...
6052671 Computerized bill consolidation, billing and payment authorization with remote access to the billing information  
Computerized billing and payment authorization methods and systems are described. In one aspect, a host system includes a database in which information associated with a billable entity from which...
6052674 Electronic invoicing and collection system and method with charity donations  
An electronic commerce invoicing and collection system (EICS) which provides the services of invoicing, automatic "past due" reminders in a real time recorded/registered format is described....
6049786 Electronic bill presentment and payment system which deters cheating by employing hashes and digital signatures  
An electronic bill presentment and payment system includes multiple biller computers, a bill presentment computer, and multiple customer computers. Each biller computer stores complete bills for...
6047267 Method and apparatus for tracking multiple payment resources and charging transactions to payment resources in on line transaction processing system  
Disclosed is a container object that allows a user to define new payment resources without requiring the user to redesign a relational database system used for persistent storage of transaction...
6047272 Sender-paid electronic messaging  
The present invention is a messaging system, and method of operation thereof, which provides message recipients with control over the delivery of message and charges the cost of a message to the...
6044362 Electronic invoicing and payment system  
A system for automated electronic invoicing and payment system for providing remote customer review of automated billing from an invoicer. The system includes invoice presentment electronics...
6035285 Electronic bill presenting methods and bill consolidating methods  
Electronic bill-presenting methods and bill consolidation methods are described. In one embodiment billing information pertaining to a labor-dependent service which has been rendered to a consumer...
6032132 Telecommunications access cost management system  
A Telecom Access Cost Management System provides the capability for a communication carrier service provider to substantially automate the payment to other communication carrier service providers...
6029145 Software license verification process and apparatus  
A method and apparatus for collating, correlating and redistributing information about the use of proprietary products including copyrighted works and licensed software products, at various...
6026368 On-line interactive system and method for providing content and advertising information to a targeted set of viewers  
Prioritized queues of advertising and content data are generated by a queue builder and sent to an on-line queue manager. A computer mediated communications network provides content and subscriber...
6026380 System and methods for tracking copy count information from a plurality of photocopy machines  
A photocopy count system and method which records usage information for accounting and billing purposes. The photocopy tracking system comprises a plurality of remote mini-terminals, a multiport...
6016509 General purpose metering mechanism for distribution of electronic information  
A computer network system that contains a metering mechanism which can meter the flow of electronic information to a client computer within a network. The information can be generated by a...
6014651 Commercial online software distribution systems and methods using encryption for security  
A customer computer connects to an online service provider by phone, Internet, or other telecommunications link. The link gives the customer access to additional processing and storage resources...
H001830 System for use-tax determination  
This invention relates to computer-implemented tax preparation and tax submission accounting, and the invention is directed to providing a system which enables use-tax accrual and determination....
6003765 Electronic cash implementing method with a surveillance institution, and user apparatus and surveillance institution apparatus for implementing the same  
A method for implementing an electronic cash system with a surveillance institution, in which a user sends a request for the issuance of electronic cash of a face value X to a bank together with...
5995946 System and method for establishing and managing links among customer accounts maintained within a telecommunications system  
A system and method for managing and providing customer account information within a telecommunications system include and involve a data storage system for storing a link record corresponding to...
5987434 Apparatus and method for transacting marketing and sales of financial products  
An apparatus and method which use client information to automatically select and present financial products appropriate for the client. The apparatus according to one aspect includes an input...
5974395 System and method for extended enterprise planning across a supply chain  
A system for extended enterprise planning across a supply chain is provided. The system includes transactional execution system layers (14, 18) for a demand enterprise (10) and a supply enterprise...
5963925 Electronic statement presentment system  
An electronic statement presentment (ESP) system replaces the preparation and mailing of paper statements and invoices from a biller with electronic delivery. Electronic statements have the same...
5960416 Real time subscriber billing at a subscriber location in an unstructured communication network  
A system and method are provided for real time subscriber billing at a subscriber location in an unstructured communication network. Account information is stored for at least one subscriber at...
5956698 Information broker for printing system  
There is disclosed a method for use in a printing system for producing copies or prints in which billing is developed for a customer of the printing system for the produced copies or prints on a...
5950174 Affiliation-based arrangement for billing  
An improved system is realized with an arrangement which takes advantage of affiliations that allow concentration of billing. In situations where a party is willing to serve as a financial...
5943656 Methods and systems for computerized bill consolidating, billing and payment authorization, computerized utility bill consolidating, utility billing access and payment and utility provider consolidated billing systems  
Computerized billing and payment authorization methods and systems are described. In one aspect, a host system includes a database in which information associated with a billable entity from which...
5943320 Method of charging for the use of a telecommunications service, as well as a switching system, a service control point, and a network management facility  
The invention relates to a method for charging for the use of a telecommunication service, as well as to a switching system, a service control point and a network management facility. A service...