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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...
8694394 Methods, data record, software interface, data warehouse module and software application for exchanging transaction-tax-related data  
The invention is directed to a computer-based method performed in a first transaction-tax-related application. The method comprises exchanging transaction-related data with at least a second...
8695073 Automated device provisioning and activation  
A computer-readable medium, a service controller, and a method for obtaining one or more credentials from a device communicatively coupled to the service controller over a network, the credentials...
8688552 Performing separate accounting and billing for each customer of a shared customer device  
Techniques are described that facilitate performing accounting and billing separately for each customer of a service provider account registered to an owner of a shared customer device. An access...
8688465 Pharmaceutical representative expense report management software, systems, and methodologies  
Electronic assigning of expense data related to sales calls to customers such as health care professionals (HCPs) aids in complying with local, state, federal, or other regulatory reporting...
8688548 Negative balance management  
A system, apparatus, and method for managing account data for accounts having a negative balance. The invention embodiment includes a method, process or workflow for processing data for accounts...
8688551 Charging control providing correction of charging control information  
There is proposed a charging control in which a policy and charging control function provides first (preliminary) charging control information, such as PCC rules, when the communication connection...
8666365 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
8666852 Mass reversal of documents based on reversal tasks and reversal triggers  
In an example embodiment, a mass reversal of documents in a convergent invoicing system may be accomplished by first receiving a first set of one or more reversal triggers, wherein each of the one...
8666854 Providing a unified view of contract revenue and invoice details  
Systems and methods are provided that provide a unified view of invoice and revenue information for a contract. One embodiment includes receiving a request to display information about a contract,...
8660917 Multipoint billing quality control and certification  
A device is provided that includes a processor to: receive current billing information associated with an account of a customer; receive prior billing information associated with the account;...
8655689 System, method and program product for modeling fund movements  
A method, system and program product, the method comprising accessing, databases, comprising: aggregated account information for FDIC accounts; client account information for each of the respective...
8655777 Merchant performance rating for payments on account  
A business derives its cost to pay accounts payable (AJP) with a corporate card versus other payment methods. The business identifies each merchant to whom the business owes AJP who but does not...
8645240 System and method for usage billing of hosted applications  
A system, method, and computer readable medium for usage billing of one or more hosted applications serving one or more clients. The hosted applications are contained within one or more isolated...
8645415 De-duplication in billing system  
A computing system partitions received events into a number of channels by account identifier. The channels receive the events and perform de-duplication of the events. This de-duplication can be...
8645239 Systems and methods for advanced metering infrastructure customer portal  
In accordance with one embodiment, a system is provided that uses historical and current energy usage data generated by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meters to allow users conduct an...
8645238 Prepaid multi-line plan infrastructure and methods  
A system is provided. An application determines a consolidated cycle date for a master prepaid account where a cycle date comprises the first day of usage periods for prepaid accounts. The...
8639595 Statistically cost-following accounting model for dedicated resources  
Techniques, including systems and methods, for virtual resource cost tracking account for unused capacity of implementation resources that is dedicated to particular customers and, as a result, is...
8639598 Error reporting and technical support customization for computing devices  
A method for providing technical support for a computing device is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, such a method includes detecting a problem associated with a computing device. The method...
8639599 System and method for usage billing of hosted applications  
A system, method, and computer readable medium for usage billing of one or more hosted applications serving one or more clients. The hosted applications are contained within one or more isolated...
8635129 Customized content delivery  
Systems and methods are provided for delivering content to a consumer and tracking the content consumed. For example, electronic content may be provided to a playback device of a consumer. An...
8635128 Systems and methods for billing content providers for designated content delivered over a data network  
Some embodiments provide multi-tenant billing systems and methods whereby data network usage fees that are associated with delivering select content of different content providers over a data...
8630615 Method and apparatus for reliable transmission of charging detail records  
A charging detail record transmission capability is provided herein. A mobile gateway (MG) generates charging detail records (CDRs) intended for delivery to a charging gateway function (CGF). The...
8630925 Method and apparatus for controlling service traffic in a communication network  
A method and corresponding apparatus for controlling service traffic in a communication network including an online charging system performing the steps of receiving a request for service traffic...
8626620 Methods and devices for charging-state dependent determination of service access tariff rates by bid process  
Methods and devices for charging a user for access to a service accessible via a communication network are disclosed. At least two charging-related states are defined for the communication network....