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7657539 System and computer program product for facilitating customs planning and clearance  
Facilitating customs planning and clearance including creating in an international customs server, in response to a signal communicated through a client device coupled for data communications...
7657438 Method for controlling vehicular electric system  
A method for controlling a vehicular electric system having multiple power sources including an engine-driven generator. The power sources for supplying power to charge an onboard battery are...
7657440 Fishing gear maintenance cost estimation system and fishing gear maintenance cost estimation program  
A fishing gear maintenance cost estimation system uses a fishing gear maintenance cost estimation program to estimate cost of maintenance of fishing gear. The fishing gear maintenance cost...
7653559 Computerized method and system of estimating liability and range of liability for an accident  
Methods and systems are provided for estimating liability in an accident. In an embodiment, a liability estimate may include an upper bound of liability and a lower bound of liability. In one...
7650315 Transaction server and computer programme product  
A computerized transaction server (1), for the conclusion of contracts between service users and service providers, comprises a user interface with several data input modules (151), having data...
7647231 Flexible mail delivery system and method  
The principles of the present invention provide the ability to flexibly change the delivery point and time for a mail item, while the item is en route. The recipient, sender, or mailer may flexibly...
7647281 Systems and methods for modeling approximate market equilibria  
The present invention leverages demarcation of an agent into both a demander and a supplier to provide a polynomial-time method of approximating a supply and demand system's equilibrium value. This...
7647233 Systems and methods for providing business intelligence based on shipping information  
A business intelligence system is disclosed that utilizes shipping information to provide business intelligence to a user. The business intelligence system receives information pertaining to...
7647282 Systems and methods for reducing a risk associated with the supply of a commodity  
A method for reducing a risk associated with a commodity. The method is implemented at least in part by a computer and includes offering to supply the commodity to a commodity consumer. The offer...
7647280 Closed-loop estimation of request costs  
Request processing is optimized. The request has elements. The method, computer program and database system includes selecting an access path for the request taking into consideration a stored...
7644046 Method of estimating storage system cost  
An embodiment of a method of estimating overall storage system cost begins with a first step of modeling a storage system design in operation under a workload to determine location of retrieval...
7636671 Determining, pricing, and/or providing well servicing treatments and data processing systems therefor  
An embodiment includes a method of pricing a well servicing treatment based on well characteristics, that comprises obtaining one or more well characteristics of the well servicing treatment, and...
7634417 Cost based control of air pollution control  
A controller for directing operation of an air pollution control (APC) system, requires a consumable to perform a process to control emissions of a pollutant. The process has multiple process...
7627500 Method and system for verifying quantities for enhanced network-based auctions  
A system and method are provided for checking product availability for a listing on a network-based auction service using a separate auction application where an available quantity is determined...
7627487 Comprehensive healthcare waste assessment system  
A computer implemented method, apparatus and program product analyzes medical waste processes by determining waste cost information for a number of waste streams. The waste cost pricing information...
7617119 Price optimization with rule relaxation  
A price optimization system computes a preferred set of prices for a plurality of products. The optimization system stores a plurality of rules. The system may also prioritize the plurality of...
7617124 Apparatus and method for secure downloading of files  
A download processor for secure downloading of a digital product file when ordered by a user. The order includes a file identifier related to the file and an order identifier related to the order....
7610248 Weight measuring systems and methods  
A method for producing and weighing a mailing unit that is formed from a plurality of components including inserts and envelopes comprises the steps of determining a weight for each of the...
7606730 System and method for a multiple merchant stored value card  
The loyalty system allows a consumer to accumulate general loyalty points from one or more merchants, and convert any desired subset of general points to loyalty dollars associated with a specific...
7603384 Individualizing and encrypting on-demand media content in retail kiosks  
A system for selecting and recording data, comprising: a local storage unit for storing a subset of media content items and other content; a content selection unit to display a catalog of the media...
7603191 System and method for design of a component  
A design system is accessible to a designer and a plurality of manufacturers. The design system comprises a first user interface configured to receive design information for a component from the...
7603289 System and method for electronic delivery of content for industrial automation systems  
Content is generated on a host system based on real-time data from a controlled process collected over the internet from a customer's client machine tool control system. The client system may...
7596515 System and method for pairing providers with consumers of online goods and services  
A method and system is provided that operates as an intelligent intermediary between online consumers and providers of goods and services. The system operates to receive a request initiated by a...
RE40924 Logistics system for automating transportation of goods  
The various transportation logistics tasks, such as order processing, order fulfillment, transportation of goods and tracking, are assigned to individual client/server objects which make up the...
7590566 Method and system for manufacturing and retailing products provided by remote vendors to remote customers  
Embodiments of the present invention include flexible and dynamic manufacturing and retailing systems that employ instantiated quoter objects for communicating with remote vendor interfaces to...
7587372 Dynamic pricing of items based on category with which the item is associated  
A method of dynamically adjusting prices of items using a processor based upon the category to which the item is assigned, wherein the items are of the type that are deliverable over a network. A...
7587371 Charging method and imaging apparatus for equitable and simple charging  
A charging method using a use point that is a unit, common to a plurality of apparatuses, of charging according to use thereof includes the steps of (a) converting a result of use of each of...
7584155 Method and apparatus for efficient delta pricing  
A method includes generating a delta price and generating a final price using the delta price. A process and system provide an ability to determine a product's final price with a selected set of...
7584156 Method and apparatus for estimating the refresh strategy or other refresh-influenced parameters of a system over its life cycle  
A method for estimating the cost of a system over its predetermined life cycle includes estimating refresh and non-refresh costs for the system over its life cycle. By estimating the refresh cost,...
7580900 Information apparatus, cost management method, and cost management system for information apparatus  
An apparatus having a reader for reading expendable item related management information from a recording medium attached to an expendable item, a memory for storing cost information obtained based...
7580873 Electronic financial assistant  
Preferred embodiment of electronic financial assistant systems includes a device adapted to capture information from a financial record and a computing device that is operatively coupled to the...
7580868 Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining rankings of product providers displayed via a product source system  
The present invention generates a ranked display listing of product providers (such as hotels) in response to a user query wherein the rank is generated based upon a performance factor determined...
7580901 System and method for estimating transition costs  
A transition costing program (TCP) uses standardized activity tasks (SAT), standard activity estimates (SAE) for each SAT, a transition costing estimator (TCE) to develop full time equivalent (FTE)...
7580895 Product protection gateway and method for checking the authenticity of products  
The invention relates to a product protection system whereby a product piece is provided with a product-specific identification sequence (K) which is converted into a coded check sequence (C), by...
7574414 Method for implementing a rules-based engine  
Embodiments of the invention provide an RBE that uses a logical abstraction for a set of application rules that allows the rules to be implemented, presented and modified efficiently. For one...
7571118 Control system interface for flexible order transaction sytem  
The present invention provides a control system interface for accessing a plurality of functions relating to a flexible order transaction system.
7571143 Software pay-per-use pricing  
A pay-per-use (PPU) software system uses reads metrics data from one or more PPU products and transmits the metrics data to a remote location for processing. The PPU system uses a utility metering...
7571126 System and method for document processing operation accounting  
A system and method for accounting for document processing operations. Notification data is received from a networked document processing device, which indicates the presence on the network of the...
7565331 Method for modeling processes in airlines and other industries, including cost asssesment of service disruptions  
Methods and systems for modeling functional processes in enterprises, and for simulating and valuing the effects of various products and services on those processes, are described herein. The cost...
7562027 Availability processing in a travel planning system  
A travel planning system that implements seat availability determinations is described. The planning system includes a scheduling process for determining a set of instances of transportation that...
7559458 Validity assurance system, validity assurance method, and recording medium storing a program  
A validity assurance system of the present invention includes a terminal apparatus that generates a slip based on slip item data representing a slip item and slip content data representing a slip...
7555767 TV program distribution system and TV broadcast signal receiving device for receiving a pay TV program distributed from the system  
A TV program distribution system comprises: a TV broadcast signal distribution device for distributing a scrambled pay TV program provided by a TV program provider; an auction management device for...
7546277 Method and apparatus for dynamically managing vending machine inventory prices  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for automatically managing a price of a product in a vending machine. The method and apparatus is disclosed for implementing dynamic price...
7542972 Registration and maintenance of address data for each service point in a territory  
A computer system and method is disclosed for mining current and archived address data in order to identify a preferred address for each service point in a territory. The data mining system may...
7542946 Method for accelerated retrofit certification  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for estimating man-hours and costs to complete a certification of a modification to a system. The method includes entering one or more...
7542883 Evaluation apparatus, evaluation method and computer program product  
An evaluation apparatus which evaluates environmental load of circulated life cycle in which group of products recovered from one of markets which differ from each other in value lifetime of group...
7539990 Distributed document handling system  
A networked reproduction system includes connected scanners, printers and servers. A reproduction job to be carried out includes a number of subtasks. For the execution of these subtasks, services...
7539648 Secure user certification for electronic commerce employing value metering system  
A system and method include means for processing a cryptographic certificate adapted to provide security functionality. A register means is provided and means for adjusting the register means to...
7536362 Method for selecting an optimal balance between direct cost and a number of suppliers  
A method for selecting an optimal balance between direct cost and a number of suppliers, including soliciting bids from a plurality of suppliers for a plurality of lots, receiving at least one bid...
7532976 Method of determining the use of at least one toll road section  
A method of, and a toll-collecting system (SYS) for, determining whether at least one toll road section is being used by a vehicle (FAR), wherein the position of the vehicle (FAR) is determined by...