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8781959 Systems and methods for generating payment due notifications  
Systems and methods for generating payment due notifications are provided. A payor and a payee of the payor may be identified by a payment service provider system. At least one notification control...
8781927 Passive RFID postage stamps and method of using the same  
A system and method for postage payment utilizes passive RFID tags as postage “stamps”, with the amount of the postage automatically billed to a previously-established customer account. The tag...
8781928 Methodology for charging of discrete resource reservation based services  
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed. These perform the following: accessing records of previous usage within a billing period of service units for customers, wherein the...
8781925 Accounts payable process  
Techniques for performing an accounts payable process may include receiving transaction data including at least one of invoice data, purchase order data, and vendor data; and verifying a...
8775225 Telecom management service system  
Methods and a system to provide telecommunications management services are provided. A method includes receiving a service request for change management or servicing a telecommunications equipment...
8774754 Feature management of a communication device  
A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the establishment and enforcement of policies or rules associated with the feature or functions that may be...
8775281 Color detection for tiered billing in copy and print jobs  
Disclosed herein are a method and an image processing apparatus implementing the method for determining a billing structure for outputting documents. The method determines if pixels of image data...
8775283 System, method, and apparatus for settlement for participation in an electric power grid  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of physical and financial settlement for participation of active grid elements in supply...
8775308 Systems and methods for selecting a billing group in an internet protocol environment  
A IP telephony service allows customers to form user groups. Each user group can include multiple members, each of whom have their own telephony device. Each user group is assigned a unique group...
8775282 Capacity management of draining-state platforms providing network-accessible resources  
Methods and apparatus for capacity management of draining-state platforms providing network-accessible resources are disclosed. A system includes computing platforms configurable to host a...
8768799 System, method, and apparatus for settlement for participation in an electric power grid  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of physical and financial settlement for participation of active grid elements in supply...
8768798 Invoicing system  
In one embodiment, a computerized method facilitates invoicing for transactions in a network-based transaction system. The method includes identifying a plurality of transactions to which a first...
8769083 Metering software infrastructure in a cloud computing environment  
A metering tool can monitor the software resources of the cloud to meter the software utilization of the cloud. The metering tool can cooperate and communicate with a cloud management system to...
8762208 Mobile computing based centralized menu system  
Systems and methods related to an individualized menu system for use by customers in a retail environment. Multiple mobile computing devices are in communication with a database server from which...
8762185 Travel expense automation  
A method of monitoring the expenses of a traveller during the progress of an itinerary utilises NFC for carrying out the financial transactions associated with the itinerary and updates a corporate...
8762839 Supply-chain side assistance  
An apparatus, device, method, computer program product, and system that identifies an item having a presence within a geographic locale in response to a signal indicative of the item, obtains a...
8762235 Apparatus, methods and computer programs for metering and accounting for services accessed over a network  
Apparatus, methods and computer programs provided for metering and accounting in a commercial e-services infrastructure address the requirement for handling composite services in which higher-level...
8756126 Billing device and processing method  
A billing device and processing method is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes i) collecting a billing log according to performing a biz template at the business logic processing unit,...
8751468 Computer system and computerized method for processing account data  
The present invention is embodied in an online-like transaction processing method and system for processing account information contained in batch process files, the method including: reading at...
8744935 Methods and systems for managing employee-liable expenses  
A method for managing payments made as part of an employee-liable expense reimbursement program is described. A plurality of employees are enrolled in the program and submit requests for...
8745409 System and method for securing portable data  
A data storage device that can be reversibly associated with one or more of a plurality of hosts. A “trusted” host on which the device is mounted is allowed access to a secure data area of the dev...
8744934 System and method for improved time reporting and billing  
The present invention provides an integrated time reporting and billing solution that facilitates billing and payment for time-related activities and manages contract workflow from end to end. The...
8745748 Cancelling digital signatures for form files  
The embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and systems for enabling a client to request a server to cancel the digital signing of a form file associated with a form. Successful...
8737957 Automated device provisioning and activation  
A method and network system for obtaining, from a management entity, a bill-by-account service policy applicable to a device group managed at least in part by the management entity, the device...
8738481 Remote management system  
A remote management system includes imaging apparatuses and a central managing apparatus configured to manage the imaging apparatuses. The imaging apparatuses and the central managing apparatus are...
8738483 Enhanced invitation process for electronic billing and payment system  
Enhanced systems and methods for processing invoices, payments, and money transfers are described. One aspect of the invention is a computer-implemented method (and corresponding system and...
8738334 Anomaly detection, forecasting and root cause analysis of energy consumption for a portfolio of buildings using multi-step statistical modeling  
Multi-step statistical modeling in one embodiment of the present disclosure enables anomaly detection, forecasting and/or root cause analysis of the energy consumption for a portfolio of buildings...
8738494 End user generated billing cycles  
The present invention provides a method for electronically splitting an original billing cycle into at least two billing cycles in an account by electronically changing the debiting timeframe of...
8737953 Fault-resilient method of generating complete correlated IMS charging data records  
An IMS charging collection function node for processing incoming accounting requests (ACRs) is provided. The node includes an ACR database that stores ACR messages, an Incomplete database that...
8738482 Method for preparing an optimal alternative billing plan for mobile telephony users managed through a call center  
The invention relates to a method for preparing an optimal alternative billing plan for mobile telephony users managed through a call center, which is applicable to the recommendation of an optimal...
8724781 System and method for off-net planned cost derivation, analysis, and data consolidation  
Implementations of the present disclosure involve a system and/or method for correlating the cost of ordered telecommunications services. The system receives a customer order that includes various...
8719083 On net faxing  
Distribution of electronic documents is described, including receiving an electronic document to be distributed, identifying whether a destination identifier is associated with a destination...
8718604 Method and apparatus for providing alternative telephony service, and method of computing inverse call charge using the same  
Disclosed is a method and an apparatus for providing an alternative telephony service which automatically switches an originating call between a basic telephony network and an alternative telephony...
8719121 System and method for automated construction of time records based on electronic messages  
Time record entries are automatically constructed using software modules and methods for presentation in response to prescribed interactions with email and other electronic messages in which there...
8719124 Construction payment management systems and methods with specified billing features  
Systems and methods for managing payments in a hierarchical construction project. The system selectively operates in a specified billing mode for a first invoice and for a second invoice that is...
8719123 Reporting circuit breaker and system  
A circuit breaker having internal power monitoring and data signal generating apparatus, and a system for utilizing such a circuit breaker in a facility having a plurality of tenants served by...
8719125 System, method, and apparatus for settlement for participation in an electric power grid  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of physical and financial settlement for participation of active grid elements in supply...
8712380 Network based technique for obtaining operator identifier for mobile devices  
Efficient network based techniques can be implemented in the equipment of an operator of a mobile communication network to automatically obtain an operator or billing identifier associated with a...
8713044 Data management tool  
A data management system includes a record database, an account database, a scenario database, and a computing device. The computing device includes a data management tool that is configured to...
8713178 Tiered cost model for access to a computer network  
A home gateway accesses a host system that differentially routes messages over a communication network to a destination system. The selection of a communication pathway from multiple possible...
8712878 Systems and methods for analyzing telecommunications invoices for payment  
A system and method for management and processing a plurality of types of telecommunication invoices at a user's site involving importing the plurality of types of telecommunication invoices to...
8712884 Transaction finance processing system and approach  
Transaction management for processing payment-related aspects of transactions is facilitated. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a transaction management approach involves...
8712885 Method for assisting in the checking of transaction records, transaction device, server, mobile terminal, and corresponding computer programs  
A method and apparatus are provided for assisting in checking accuracy of bank transaction records edited in a bank statement and performed by at least one transaction device. The method includes,...
8712883 System and method for dynamic quality-of-service-based billing in a peer-to-peer network  
A system and method facilitate dynamic QoS-based billing in a P2P network. According to one embodiment, a peer node identifies a plurality of partner peer nodes that transiently stage streaming...
8706583 System, method, and apparatus for settlement for participation in an electric power grid  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of physical and financial settlement for participation of active grid elements in supply...
8706631 Credit and transaction systems  
An Internet-coupled transaction service has a link to a computer appliance coupled to a merchant site, the computer appliance operated by a person who has selected one or more products or services...
8706584 System, method, and apparatus for settlement for participation in an electric power grid  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of physical and financial settlement for participation of active grid elements in supply...
8706582 Managing service subscriptions in a network  
A computer-implemented method may include associating a first bundle with a subscriber on a first subscription date, the first bundle defining a pre-paid service, a first renewal date, and a first...
8700505 System and method for improved time reporting and billing  
The present invention provides an integrated time reporting and billing solution that facilitates billing and payment for time-related activities and manages contract workflow from end to end. The...
8700506 Distributed commerce system  
A networked system for managing commercial interactions is providing. In some embodiments, the system includes: a bundle-passing interface between a plurality of networked users including...