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9197599 Integrated business system for web based telecommunications management  
The specification discloses a method of doing business over the public Internet, particularly, a method which enables access to legacy management tools used by a telecommunications enterprise in...
9037507 Method to facilitate opportunity charging of an electric vehicle  
A method for electrically charging a high-voltage battery of a subject vehicle includes resolving a geographic location of the subject vehicle at a remote charging site, electrically charging the...
9037512 Information technology resource allocation and utilization tracking in a cloud-based system  
An apparatus for allocating and tracking utilization of information technology resources of a distributed virtual infrastructure comprises at least one processing platform associated with the...
9026474 Generating printable certificates to verify log authenticity  
A method and system for generating printable certificates to verify log authenticity. A logging module generates a compound document that includes metadata for changes made to pages in a document....
9020849 MRI system center and MRI system  
An MRI system center is connected to a plurality of MRI systems for visualizing the interior of a subject to be examined using a magnetic resonance phenomenon, through an electronic communication...
9009074 Systems and methods for generating electronic spare parts catalogs for complex systems and machines  
Systems and methods are provided for generating and publishing electronic spare parts catalogs that support electronic business processes for managing and selling spare parts for complex machines...
9008610 Operating system supporting cost aware applications  
A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made...
9002738 Billing management system and billing management method  
A billing management system includes an image forming device that forms an image, a reading device that reads identification information from an information recording medium that stores the...
8996608 Service providing method, service provider apparatus, information processing method and apparatus and computer-readable storage medium  
A service provider apparatus is provided with a first application for executing a process related to a Web page or Web contents, and a service providing part for providing services. The first...
8996418 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...
8995305 Sy session creation and recovering from inconsistent session state between PCRF and OCS  
Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method performed by a policy and charging rules node (PCRN), the method including: sending a first Sy spending limit request (SLR) to an online charging...
8996419 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...
8990113 Interactive information processing and delivery system and methods thereof  
Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for information processing and delivery to a selected group of network-connected display devices. In one embodiment of the invention, an...
8977756 SWAN: achieving high utilization in networks  
Greater network utilization is implemented through dynamic network reconfiguration and allocation of network services and resources based on the data to be transferred and the consumer...
8977564 Billing account reject solution  
Apparatus for coordinating a rule-based relationship between a bank, a vendor and a merchant is provided. The apparatus may include a first receiver configured to receive an employee...
8977233 Identification of timestamps for a partial CDR when failover occurs in an offline charging system  
Systems and methods that generate a partial Charging Data Record (CDR) when charging transfers from a primary charging function to a secondary charging function due to a failure. In one...
8971841 Operating system supporting cost aware applications  
A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made...
8970864 System and method for enabling transactions by means of print media that incorporate electronic recording and transmission means  
A system and method for enabling automatic electronic, telephonic, and Internet transactions through print media, as well as providing value that flows to a supplier for the service of enabling...
8972294 System and method for payment structures in the purchase and distribution of consumables, including heating oil or propane  
A new ecosystem may comprise a central system operable to monitor the consumption of a commodity at the premises of a consumer, interface with suppliers and retailers of the commodity and perhaps...
8965801 Provision of support services as a service  
A method of providing support services as a service is presented. For example, the method includes providing to a service provider one or more service modules operative to provide the support...
8965983 Changes to documents are automatically summarized in electronic messages  
Changes made to a document are automatically summarized within an electronic message. The changes may be made to a document that is being collaborated on. For example, the document may be an...
8965802 Brokering and payment optimization for cloud computing  
A system includes a receiving module to receive a purchase inquiry for a cloud computing service from a consumer in a first currency. A pricing module is used to price-out the cloud computing...
8954351 Food vending machine system incorporating a high speed stored energy oven  
A novel vending machine system integrating a food storage container and a high speed stored energy cooking oven capable of cooking foods in under one minute such as that further described by U.S....
8949009 Driver display of energy consumption as a monetary rate  
A computer processor is embedded in a vehicle and a display device embedded in the vehicle is communicatively coupled to the computer processor. The computer executes logic to receive a price per...
8949142 Mobile payments integrated with a booking system  
In an embodiment, a data processing method comprises, using a merchant booking computer, associating a reservation record with a location identifier, wherein the reservation record comprises a...
8943000 Connectivity system for multi-tenant access networks  
A system may provide connectivity service in a multi-tenant network. A first node in the multi-tenant network can receive data packets, each of the data packets identifying one of a plurality of...
8941261 System and method for providing collaborating power controllers  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a message associated with a detection of reactive power in an energy system and inducing a first quantity of reactive power at...
8934117 Equipment management system  
Systems and methods of management of electronic office equipment through automated monitoring and reporting of usage and status are disclosed. A monitoring agent monitors electronic office...
8918336 Energy transaction broker for brokering electric vehicle charging transactions  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for brokering a charging process of an electric vehicle. In one embodiment, a process extracts event data associated with...
8913508 Real-time charging system and method for managing QoS and charging rule of service  
A method for controlling a charging condition change in a real-time charging system that sends a QoS and charging rule request to be applied to a user terminal from a packet processing node to a...
8914307 Processing loan transactions  
A method includes receiving, at a client access module, a request from a client to process a loan transaction, wherein the request is associated with a particular loan system. The method also...
8913290 System and methods for determining color characteristics of an image  
Disclosed embodiments relate to a method implementable on a computing device for determining color characteristics of an image. The method includes identifying one or more regions in the image...
8908846 System to capture communication information  
Apparatuses and methods to mask identification information to create billing mechanisms in an online listing system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of operating an...
8898078 Scalable billing with de-duplication in aggregator  
Scalable handling of billing events that affect one or more accounts. A computing system partitions received events into a number of channels, perhaps by account identifier. The channels receive...
8898079 Network based ambient services  
A method performed by a network system operated by a network operator, the method comprising monitoring traffic over a network communicatively coupling the network system to a device that includes...
8892466 Systems and methods for modifying color characteristics of an image  
Disclosed embodiments relate to a method implementable on a computing device for modifying color characteristics of an image. The method includes identifying one or more regions in the image based...
8873086 Methods and system for consumable validity verification in prepaid document processing devices  
Document processing devices and account manager systems are presented which verify validity of pairings of installed consumables and document processing devices for permissive enablement of...
8868455 Adaptive ambient services  
A method comprising inspecting a traffic flow associated with a device; identifying a requested access within the traffic flow; determining, based on a set of access rules, whether the requested...
8862516 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...
8856280 Methods and apparatus for interactive specification of context-sensitive service level agreements; for provisioning of resources required during service delivery events regulated by service level agreements; and for monitoring compliance with service level agreements during service delivery events  
In a first aspect of the present invention, methods and apparatus implement graphical user interfaces for interactively specifying service level agreements used to regulate delivery of services...
8856228 System and method for comparison of physical entity attribute effects on physical environments through in part social networking service input  
A method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining status information about one or more physical attributes associated with one or more first physical entities and one or more second physical...
8848888 Charging for long duration sessions in communication networks  
Communication networks and associated methods are disclosed that provide charging for long duration sessions. A charging data system of the communication network receives interim accounting...
8843416 Determining energy consumption in a structure  
Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for measuring the supply of a consumable product/energy source, such as electrical power, to a facility over time and analyzing the measurements to...
8843404 Joint pricing and replenishment of freshness inventory  
Joint pricing and replenishment of freshness inventory or products having different qualities determines the joint pricing and inventory strategies to optimize the retailer's benefits from product...
8838450 Presentation of written works based on character identities and attributes  
A method is provided for presenting a written work. A character identity is recognized within a written work. Presentation information for the written work, such as a graphical scheme or an...
8838487 Maintaining a common identifier for a user session on a communication network  
A method for maintaining a common billing identifier for a user session in a communication network is presented. In the method, an authentication node of the communication network receives a first...
8838488 Maintaining a common identifier for a user session on a communication network  
A method is provided for maintaining a common billing identifier for a user session in a communication network. In the method, an authentication request associated with a user session is...
8829852 Method and device for charging battery  
A method and device for charging a battery is provided. A charging device transmits a charging initiation request including the meter identifier and a charging identifier to a server, and receives...
8831560 Charging method selection for service data flows based on the data services being requested  
Systems and methods are disclosed for performing Policy and Charging Control (PCC) for packet core networks. One embodiment comprises a PCC architecture that includes an online charging system...
8825559 Methods, apparatus, systems and computer readable mediums for use in generating a customs export document  
According to some embodiments, methods, apparatus, systems and/or computer readable mediums are provided. According to some embodiments, a method includes generating at least one shipment request...