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9037508 Formation and rearrangement of ad hoc networks  
Systems and methods for the formation and rearrangement of ad hoc networks and more particularly to systems and methods for sharing bandwidth in ad hoc networks. The method comprises broadcasting...
9037511 Implementation of secure communications in a support system  
A support system negotiates secure connections on behalf of multiple guest systems using a set of credentials associated with the guest systems. The operation of the secure connection may be...
9037481 System and method for intelligent customer data analytics  
According to some embodiments, an insurance business process may have a series of business process actions. Moreover, point of service customer interaction data associated with the insurance...
9030463 Inspecting apparatus and method for inspection  
An inspection apparatus inspects an application that is executed in a game device and displays a virtual space. The inspection apparatus comprises: an exposure indicator acquiring unit that...
9031864 System, device, method, and medium for processing sales and non-monetary transfers  
A system is described that processes transactions as sales and non-monetary transfers. Processing occurs in a cycle where at a single prompt, a transaction is identified as a sale or a...
9026100 Policy and charging control method, network entities, communication system and computer program therefor  
It is provided a policy and charging control method carried out in a communication network. The communication network comprises a first network entity (100), PCFR, including a policy and charging...
9021452 Automatic identification of storage requirements, such as for use in selling data storage management solutions  
Systems and methods for demonstrating a replacement information management software for a computing system. The methods may include determining if existing information management software is...
9002723 Method and apparatus for automatic location-specific configuration management of a removable meter unit  
A meter apparatus and method of operating a removable meter apparatus are described. The meter apparatus includes a tag associated with unique tag identification information and configured to be...
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...
8996396 System and method for defining a drilling path based on cost  
Provided are a system and method for calculating and selecting a convergence path based on cost. In one example, the method includes identifying multiple geometric convergence paths that each...
8996181 Systems and methods for analyzing energy usage  
Systems and methods for analyzing energy usage are provided. In various embodiments, the systems and methods may receive weather information for a first set of geographical locations and correlate...
8988699 Device, information processing apparatus, information processing system, control method, and program  
There are cases where an OS running on an information processing apparatus cannot automatically prompt the user to enter user input information at the time of an output operation. In such cases,...
8989909 Graphical user interface for the multi-dimensional representation of energy control  
A multi-dimensional energy control system is provided with an energy management software application that organizes the consumption of energy by a device as an n-dimensional energy space, where n...
8978867 Apparatus for setting price for multi-vending machine and method thereof  
Disclosed are an apparatus for setting a price for a multi-vending machine and a method thereof. The apparatus includes a price setting unit for inputting a price setting function, selecting a...
8972874 Graphical user interface typing and mapping system  
A graphical user interface (GUI) type model helps application designers create error free graphical user interface applications (GAPs). The GUI type model provides a reference set of GUI element...
8963692 Aggregating and routing sensor data at a community sensor-coordinating entity  
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving sensor data from multiple sensors associated with multiple persons; for each of the sensors, identifying the person associated with the sensor;...
8965812 Evaluating commodity conditions using aerial image data  
Various tools, strategies and techniques are provided for evaluating the condition of one or more commodities in one or more regions of interest. Collection of image data associated with the...
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...
8937749 Integrated color detection and color pixel counting for billing  
Disclosed herein are a method and an image processing apparatus implementing the method for color pixel counting in documents by integrating color detection and counting. The method determines if...
8937887 Systems and methods to provide communication connections  
Methods and apparatuses to provide communication connections for partners based on communication references assigned to entities maintained by the partners. In one embodiment, a method includes:...
8930283 Dynamically controlling a computer's display  
A method and/or computer system dynamically manages screen real estate of a remote computer's display. A first computer receives an initial state of screen real estate of a remote second...
8914311 Billing method for copy path images  
Disclosed is a processor-implemented method for processing image data of a document using an apparatus. The processor determines pixel classifications and counts for each classification,...
8909472 Rate discount forecasts for wireless user terminals  
A user interface of a wireless user terminal provides a forecast of a future rate discount that may apply at a future time and/or at a possible future location of the wireless user terminal. The...
8892476 Server for an image forming apparatuses which calculates charges according to printing usage amounts  
A server for image forming apparatuses which calculates charges reasonable to both a service manager and a user, and a control method thereof is provided. The server for image forming apparatuses...
8886571 System and method for service virtualization in a service governance framework  
A service governance framework may provide a platform for development and hosting of virtual service offerings and generation of interfaces to operations thereof, dependent on configurable...
8874490 Route optimization of services provided by one or more service providers for combined links  
In one embodiment, two or more links, coupled to a first service provider (SP) that charges a price for utilization of services according to a first pricing structure, are combined to form a...
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...
8868442 System for categorizing a seller relative to a vendor  
Methods for competitive pricing are implemented in software for commerce in an electronic marketplace. A vendor may identify rivals: competitors against which the vendor most directly competes by...
8862742 Communications service broker for orchestration of services in a telecommunications network  
A service broker is described that performs orchestration of services to enable compilations of multiple applications for a single call or session. In particular, the service broker is extended...
8843419 Method and system for rail vehicle reconfiguration  
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a locomotive (or other rail vehicle) owned by a first entity when borrowed and operated by a second entity. The locomotive includes an operating...
8831978 Deal analysis workbench for a customer relationship management environment  
The present invention provides a method, system and computer-readable storage medium storing instructions for facilitating consistent application of price polices on every sales transaction...
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...
8818544 Solid identification grid engine for calculating support material volumes, and methods of use  
A method for calculating a support material volume, the method comprising generating a grid of cells for a tree data structure of a digital part, where the cells define a plurality of cell arrays,...
8819032 Presenting content built around word phrases selected for profitability  
A computing device receives, over a network, information regarding word phrases (e.g., search terms) and determines longevity values associated with content built around the word phrases. The...
8812352 Environmental stewardship based on driving behavior  
A method and system for managing driving patterns by charging a variable incentive and/or disincentive based on individual driving behaviors. Distances detected between a vehicle and other...
8812349 Charging for data offloading  
A method performed by a wireless node including receiving charging policies for data offloading; performing data offloading with respect to a user data flow; generating charging information...
8812620 Software and method that enables selection of one of a plurality of online service providers  
A novel electronic information transport component can be incorporated in a wide range of electronic information products, for example magazine collections, to automate the mass distribution of...
8805749 System and method for controlling postage usage independent of meter balance  
A postage evidencing meter system is disclosed. The system comprises an authorization database for storing parameters for at least one user, wherein the parameters limit the at least one user's...
8806014 Techniques for intelligent service deployment  
Techniques for intelligent service deployment are provided. Cloud and service data are evaluated to develop a service deployment plan for deploying a service to a target cloud processing...
8799160 System and method for pricing of merchant accounts  
A system for managing merchant payment transaction processing accounts is provided. The system includes a merchant initialization system that receives merchant account data from a user, such as to...
8799183 System and method for predelivery notifcation using mail image  
Methods and systems are provided for filtering of a mail item addressed to a recipient. In accordance with an embodiment, preference information about mail items form the recipient is obtained....
8799184 Method and system for determining an optimal low fare for a trip  
A method for determining an optimal fare for a trip comprising a departure location, an arrival location, the method comprises the following steps: sending a request for the trip wherein the...
8799056 Method and system for pricing software service requests  
A system and method for pricing software service requests is provided. The method includes entering input details corresponding to a clients' software service usage data. The method further...
8799182 Fuel delivery cost estimation system  
A method and apparatus for estimating a cost for moving fuel. A group of vehicles for moving the fuel from a starting location to a destination location is formed using user input. Operations for...
8788433 Invoice amount calculation method, invoice amount calculation device, and printer invoicing system  
A manufacturer server 110 that calculates an invoice amount for an inkjet printer has a billing status acquisition unit 342 that acquires billing status information including actual print volume...
8782471 Storage device procurement system  
A storage device procurement system for managing storage failure and full warnings and conditions to minimize a need for storage device inventory. Such a system minimizes a need for storage system...
8781977 System and method of pricing resources  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for pricing resources. One embodiment of the present invention includes a historical usage database adapted to store historical...
8781876 Computer product, charge calculating apparatus, and charge calculating method  
A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein a charge calculating program that causes a computer that manages a database of different data items to execute recording for each...
8775329 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...
8775330 Establishing a data management fee structure based on fine grained data entities  
Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for accessing data for a fee are provided. Fee schedules are defined for any arbitrary granularity of data, including for fields and data structures...