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5901228 Commercial online backup service that provides transparent extended storage to remote customers over telecommunications links  
A user can use his personal computer to call up an on-line service system over a telecommunications link such as a telephone line. The On-line system provides all sorts of useful services to the...
5893077 Method and apparatus for generating and collecting a billing event object within an on-line network  
An event generation and collection system for a distributed network includes an event source which generates event objects and an event collector for gathering objects. Conversion routines are run...
5884288 Method and system for electronic bill payment  
A method and system for providing a fully automated electronic bill processing capability that is integrated with banking institutions and their customers is herein disclosed. The electronic bill...
5884284 Telecommunication user account management system and method  
The present invention is an integrated computerized system and method of telecommunication user account management. The invention creates, maintains, processes and analyzes data regarding...
5875436 Virtual transcription system  
A computerized transcription system is based on a transcribe server that receives voice messages over long distance links, assigns jobs to technicians at remote locations, sends voice files to and...
5867820 Feedlot computer network installation for managing feedlot operations  
A computer network and method for feeding animals in a feedlot, in which discretion and direct control over the various suboperations of the feed ration assignment and delivery process are...
5852812 Billing system for a network  
A billing system for on-line computer networks is disclosed. Customers of the on-line system are billed in their own currency for billable events which are generated. Billable events can include...
5842174 Telephone billing analyzer  
An apparatus for analyzing telephone billing data to produce augmented billings and reports on calls to classes of telephone numbers selected by the user, such as to calls not on a list of...
5842187 Electricity monitoring system  
An apparatus associated with a public electricity distribution network to determine charges for the supplied electricity where the period during which consumption is measured (the metered period)...
5842183 Dynamically updated payment due date system  
For use with the production of a billing document, a system and method for printing billing information on the billing document comprises a computer controlled system, suitable programming, that...
5835899 System and method for deriving financial responsibility identification  
A system and method (10) for deriving access codes for billing customers includes a load process (12) receiving a set of system attributes (20) and using at least one of the system attributes (20)...
5819228 Health care payment system utilizing an intensity adjustment factor applied to provider episodes of care  
A method for providing a payment mechanism for out-patient diagnostic imaging services based upon an episode of care payment methodology. An episode of care is selected as a given time period...
5802502 System for selective communication connection based on transaction pricing signals  
A communications network in which user equipment is provided with a selecting device which communicates with a pricing device in service provider equipment. When communications or other services...
5802498 Computer-aided prepaid transmittal charge billing system  
A computer-aided billing system which directs the printing of customer invoices to include current billing information and transmittal charges for a pre-paid return envelope which the debtor will...
5745883 Billing system for use with document processing system  
A billing system for use in a printing system which processes a job with one or more events occurring, relative to the job, as a result of processing the job, is provided. The billing system...
5745884 System and method for billing data grade network use on a per connection basis  
A system and method in which remote users may be billed, on a per connection basis, for universal data grade access to their home office servers. Portable device 101 is carried by a transient...
5696906 Telecommunicaion user account management system and method  
The present is an integrated computerized system and method of telecommunication user account management. The invention creates, maintains, processes and analyzes data regarding individual users...
5694551 Computer integration network for channeling customer orders through a centralized computer to various suppliers  
An electronic requisitioning system for channeling customer requisition orders to internal suppliers and outside vendors, and processing invoices using a centralized computer system. A customer...
5684965 Automated billing consolidation system and method  
An automated method and system for consolidating a plurality of individual company charges for a customer with different periodic company billing and payment due dates is provided. Under the...
5655089 Method for the consolidation summarization and transmission of a plurality of mailable materials  
Analysis has revealed that there is an undue proliferation of first-class mail being sent each month in the nature of bills, statements and similar such documents. Analysis has also revealed that...
5613110 Indexing method and apparatus facilitating a binary search of digital data  
An ordered index file is created for archived report data wherein each index file contains a series of 4-byte offsets into the report data. Each offset points to a field within a row of the report...
5583778 Computer method for collecting on judgments  
In a method for collecting on judgments, zip code data is maintained in electronic form in a memory of a digital computer. The zip code data includes, for each given zip code, a list of respective...
5535126 Method of checking daily consumption of postal charges by a postage meter and a postage meter enabling such monitoring to be performed  
In a postage metering system, daily postage usage data is accumulated and stored over a period of time. Periodically the stored accumulated postage usage data is recovered from the postage meter...
5523942 Design grid for inputting insurance and investment product information in a computer system  
A computer implemented graphical user interface for receiving instructions and information relating to insurance products, and for displaying insurance proposals relating thereto. The graphical...
5508817 Electronic mail accounting system  
When sending electronic mail, a sender designates the payer of the communications fee for the transmission between an electronic mail center and a receiver, that is, the sender or the receiver....
5493492 Device for recording billable time and services  
A portable timing device stores selectable user, client and activity data. The device has a memory which stores user selected information relating to a user, client and activity along with...
5457627 Feedlot computer network installation and interactive method of using the same to assign feed loads and animal pen subsequences to feed delivery vehicles available at a feedmill in the feedlot  
A computer network and method for feeding animals in a feedlot, in which discretion and direct control over the various suboperations of the feed ration assignment and delivery process are...
5359509 Health care payment adjudication and review system  
A computerized expert system reviews and adjudicates medical health care payment requests made by physicians to payers, such as insurers, for procedures performed and services and materials...
5325290 Billing system with data indexing  
Systems and methods for preparing reports and for displaying information concerning transactions between service providers and service customers including preprocessing of records relating to...
5287270 Billing system  
Telecommunications or similar bills are prepared on diskette in an optimal format for further processing, display, and analysis on popularly-available, inexpensive personal computers. A...
5258906 System for remotely authorizing operation of a device and for automatically generating an invoice based on device usage  
A method and device for automatically metering, invoicing, and crediting the user of an apparatus located at a remote location. The method provides an authorization code to the apparatus issued by...
5197002 Methods and apparatus for dynamic hashing  
A system is disclosed for processing billing records in a data packet transmission network by optimizing the search algorithm for accessing customer records. Using hashing techniques, the hashing...
5072380 Automatic vehicle recognition and customer billing system  
The present invention is a system and method for identifying a vehicle in a prescribed area of a service station and associating services with the vehicle. Each vehicle includes a transponder....
5047928 Billing system for computer software  
A computer software security and billing system is disclosed in which the application program is enciphered in accordance with an algorithm driven by a numeric key. The user's computer is provided...
4987538 Automated processing of provider billings  
The inclusion of computer capability to process Workers' Compensation claims wherein a complexity of administrative rules determine maximum allowable benefits, the processing of which is not...
4891755 System for detecting removal of items from a hotel minibar and for the automatic charging of the bill of the gas for item removed from the minibar  
The invention relates to minibars located in hotel rooms, and more specifically to such minibars provided with means for ascertaining whether any item has been removed, its nature and its price,...
4679142 Radioactive material billing system and method  
Quantities of radioactive material are dispersed at a user location. Billing is accomplished by monitoring the decay of material and the degree of activity following each user withdrawal.
4667292 Medical reimbursement computer system  
A computer system for identifying the most appropriate of the billing categories (Diagnosis Related Groups) prescribed by the a governmental entity as a basis for determining the amount that...
4415065 Restaurant or retail vending facility  
Disclosed is a vending system particularly adapted for a restaurant or retail sales outlet which includes a hand held portable data entry terminal having an operator addressable, programmable...
3842248 UTILITIES METER READOUT SYSTEM  
A portable automatic billing and printing device which provides for an automatic calculation and printout of a customer bill for utilities such as water, gas and electricity. Register levers set...
3416075 Fixed quantity apparatus for metering the consumption by a consumer of electricity or the like supplied over a common supply network and for processing the data representing such consumption  
3265874 Data processing devices and systems  
3114900 Automatic incremental metering