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7694874 Over-the-air device provisioning and activation  
Simplified wireless device activation may be achieved using temporary and permanent numbers used to connect to a wireless service provider. In one implementation, an electronic book reader device...
7693801 Method and system for forecasting commodity prices using capacity utilization data  
The present invention includes a method and system for creating a price-forecasting tool for a commodity. The method and system comprise providing price data and industry capacity utilization data...
7693752 Mobile commerce framework  
A subscription-based system for providing commerce information for one or more mobile devices for one or more merchants. Some techniques employed feature a subscription-based method for presenting...
7694215 Method and apparatus for providing sponsorship for a directory  
A method for providing sponsorship for a directory comprises permitting a search of the directory. The method further comprising displaying a search result on a page and incorporating a designated...
7693800 Method and system for metering mixed weight mail pieces at an increased average rate  
A method for printing indicia on mailpieces at an increased average speed. The system includes: a postal scale for determining a postage amount for a mail piece; a printer; and a postage meter...
7693756 Method and system for determining absorption costs for transfers between inventory sites of a business operation  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer-implemented method for determining absorption costs for transfers between a plurality of cost groups of a business operation. In one...
7685076 Online reduction in repair and maintenance costs  
The present invention provides an automated invoice vetting, negotiation and payment system that automatically collects goods and labors hour data, sets a reasonable pricing structure for each such...
7684720 Machine integrated semi-automated service credit for a metered device  
A metered device includes a printing system for generating billable and non-billable electrostatographic images. The device includes a billing meter configured to store usage data related to the...
7680686 System and methods for business to business price modeling using price change optimization  
The present invention relates to business to business market price control and management systems. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for generating price...
7681136 Methods and systems for collaborative whiteboarding and content management  
Described herein is a collaborative and Web-based whiteboarding tool for creating, collecting, storing, managing and performing searches on graphical customer information and information related...
7680936 IT resource management system, IT resource management method, and IT resource management program  
An IT resource management system for managing a plurality of IT resources owned by a plurality of operating entities includes a supply condition accumulating part for accumulating a supply...
7676377 System for analyzing transportation infrastructure and minimizing repair costs  
A system, method, and software product analyzes transportation infrastructure that includes roadways and bridges. Condition indicators are associated with each roadway and bridge, and costs...
7676383 Method and article of manufacture for performing clinical trial budget analysis  
An electronic method is provided of analyzing budgets for clinical trials. A clinical trial budget is entered into a processor. The budget includes activities and associated activity costs. The...
7672856 Method for pricing network bandwidth services on a virtual private network  
A computer method is disclosed for calculating an approximate cost of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-based virtual private network (VPN) services. The method computes a lower bound and an...
7664654 Methods of treating subterranean formations using well characteristics  
An embodiment includes a method of treating a subterranean formation that comprises obtaining one or more well characteristics for a well servicing treatment, determining a price of the well...
7660738 Collecting competitive pricing information via a merchant web site for use in setting prices on the merchant web site  
A facility for collecting pricing information is described. The facility serves a web page to a client computing system. The served web page contains a first control operable to order a selected...
7657675 Dynamic distribution of I/O resources in a partitioned computer system  
A method of dynamically allocating the amount of input/output (I/O) rate capacity to partitions in a computer system includes determining a total amount of I/O rate capacity and an economic value...
7657463 Systems and methods for delivering item price notifications to a mobile device  
An exemplary system for delivering an item price notification to a mobile device can include a processor, an inventory database including a plurality of inventory items, and a memory that is in...
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...