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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...
9031871 Method for inventory governance in a virtual universe  
The present invention is directed to inventory governance in a virtual universe. A method of inventory governance in a virtual universe (VU) includes: providing an inventory for a virtual universe...
9020852 Systems and methods for activation and deactivation of appliances  
Systems and methods are provided for an appliance system. The system includes an appliance, and a processor connected to the appliance such that the processor places the appliance in one of an...
9015480 Systems and methods for secure multi-tenant data storage  
Systems and methods are provided for transmitting data for secure storage. For each of two or more data sets, a plurality of shares are generated containing a distribution of data from an...
RE45473 Copy protection using detailed copy control information  
Based on the detailed reproduction control information defining the reproduction control state of data to be transmitted, the CPU 12 of the data transmission apparatus creates a simplified...
9009077 Over-the-air delivery of metering certificates and data  
Metering is enabled through an arrangement in which a metering certificate is communicated to a mobile device using an over-the-air protocol. A metering trigger provides the metering certificate...
9008611 System and method for providing prepaid billing for instant messaging users  
A system and method for providing prepaid billing for users of an instant messaging system. A method includes determining whether a prepaid account balance associated with an IM client request...
9009076 Systems and methods for dynamic digital asset resource management  
A system and method for providing a flexible licensing system for digital content is described. In some cases, the system utilizes tokens or other valuations to facilitate the purchase or exchange...
9002744 Methods, systems and computer program products for determining usage rights for digital content based on characterizing information thereof and related devices  
A method for controlling unauthorized use of digital content includes identifying digital content for validation. Characterizing information is generated that designates the identified digital...
8996603 Method and apparatus for user domain based white lists  
A method is disclosed for determining a whether access to host requested by a user is permitted. User identifying information is obtained using any of a variety of techniques. The method includes...
8996420 System and method for caching data  
A method of obtaining radio content from a remote electronic device for a user electronic device includes transmitting a request for radio media content to a first remote electronic device via a...
8996380 Methods and systems for synchronizing media  
Systems and methods of synchronizing media are provided. A client device may be used to capture a sample of a media stream being rendered by a media rendering source. The client device sends the...
8983871 System and method for providing service to end terminal that uses authentication information of another mobile communication terminal, service server, mobile communication terminal, end terminal, and storage medium  
The present invention relates to a system, a method, a service server, a mobile communication terminal, an end-point terminal, and a storage medium, for providing a service to an end-point...
8984603 Communication device, method for providing a data service, communication terminal, and method for requesting a data service  
A communication device is described comprising a receiver configured to receive a message from a communication terminal indicating that the communication terminal requests a data service and...
8982386 Device, charging method, and system  
A device includes a display unit, a display control unit configured to display a screen on the display unit according to display data, an execution unit configured to cause the device to perform a...
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...
8961292 System for managing wagering game content  
A system for managing wagering game content is described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wagering game machine management server. The wagering game server can include a content...
8963952 Display control system, corrected display information output method and computer readable medium  
A display control system includes: a display information acquisition section that acquires display information by using given account information; and a corrected display information creation...
8959426 Loading customer-supplied network page generation code  
Disclosed are various embodiments for loading page generation code supplied by customers into a memory. A request for a network page is obtained from a client. The network page is associated with...
8949155 Protecting privacy of personally identifying information when delivering targeted assets  
Techniques are disclosed herein for protecting personally identifying information (PII) and behavioral data while delivering targeted assets. In one aspect, a profile is created based on a...
8943218 Method and apparatus for a fault resilient collaborative media serving array  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and apparatuses for a fault resilient collaborative media serving array comprising a plurality of nodes. In one embodiment, the...
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...
8935184 Proximity service provider system  
Web-sites www.proximityservices.com, www.accessservices.com, www.vendingmachineservices.com, www.vehicleservices.com, www.meterservices.com, www.picopay.com, www.tollservices.com, for all the...
8935750 System and method for restricting pathways to harmful hosts in computer networks  
System and methods for restricting accessibility to harmful content on a computer network. Network pathways are explored to study a plurality of investigated hosts from a plurality of diverse...
8930278 Method and system of preserving purchased on-demand transportation entertainment services across different journey segments or separate trips  
A method and system for allowing the purchaser of an on-demand entertainment session of predetermined time duration to reaccess that portion of the session not used. On-demand passenger...
8929857 Policy management of electronic devices  
A system and method for the management of a device, including the establishment and enforcement of policies/rules associated with feature or functions that may be performed with the device. Modern...
8924146 Drive mode guide system for vehicle and method thereof  
Disclosed is drive mode guide system for a vehicle provided with a plurality of drive modes. More specifically, a road information storage unit stores information related a road state. A real-time...
8914891 Playback device with conditional playback  
A device for playback (8) of content (2) in accordance with a license (4) comprises a processing unit (3) for accessing the license and for specifying usage information for the content. The...
8908212 Image processing apparatus, method for controlling image processing apparatus, and storage medium  
When an image processing apparatus performs a transmission function of transmitting image data generated by reading a document with a scanner, to a cost management apparatus, the image processing...
8892839 Methods, systems, and storage mediums for managing content storage and selection  
Exemplary embodiments relate to methods, systems, and storage mediums for managing content storage and selection activities. The method includes aggregating content from content providers and...
8892471 Modifying a digital media product  
Producing, by a digital media production hub from users' digital expressions of preferences, information describing a user community's preference for replacing the modifiable part of the digital...
8886566 Method and system to detect invalid and fraudulent impressions and clicks in web-based advertisement systems  
This invention improves upon existing pay-per-click arrangements by periodically generating a code associated end users. This code, preferably in the form of a serial number, is compared to the...
8886565 Conditional access system and method  
The present invention relates to methods of and systems for providing conditional access to electronic content. Electronic content is provided to a user along with authorization information. The...
8874486 Method and system to detect invalid and fraudulent impressions and clicks in web-based advertisement systems  
This invention improves upon existing pay-per-click arrangements by periodically generating a code associated with the search-engine end users. This code, preferably in the form of a serial...
8874485 Privacy-preserving behavior targeting for digital coupons  
A smart coupon-delivery system provides targeted coupons to a user using a criteria-encoded message received from a coupon server. The criteria-encoded message is generated by the coupon server...
8875245 Authority delegating system, authority delegating method, authentication apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method, and computer-readable medium  
An authentication apparatus receives an authority delegating request from an apparatus, acquires information of authorities possessed by the user from a storage unit, presents information of the...
8874484 Method and system for distributing intelligent content  
An intellectual contents distribution method distributes intellectual contents from a computer via a network. The contents provided from a contents provider are stored in a computer 1, along with...
8868463 System and method of managing digital rights  
A method of managing digital rights is disclosed that includes recording media content at one or more servers supporting a multimedia content distribution service. The one or more servers are...
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...
8863267 Subscriber based policy for service network gateways  
A subscriber network can provide services. External applications can use the services on the subscriber network. A service access gateway can control application access to services of the...
8862678 Mobile device streaming media application  
A system and process for coordinating streaming content or messages is provided. A network-connected server maintains a database containing media content-related data, such as the text of a...
8849765 System and method for providing a permanent data record for a creative work  
System and method for providing a permanent data record for a creative work. In one embodiment, a process is provided to include receiving a request for a permanent data record to be issued for...
8849719 Providing content to a portable playback device  
One or more storage modules in accordance with implementations of the present invention can be configured for a direct physical connection to a portable, digital playback device. The one or more...
8849717 Methods and systems for upgrade and synchronization of securely installed applications on a computing device  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for upgrades and synchronization of applications installed on a device, such as a mobile device. In one embodiment, a device may include applications...
8849718 Medical data encryption for communication over a vulnerable system  
A system for securing patient medical information for communication over a potentially vulnerable system includes separating patient's medical file into a demographics layer and a data layer,...
8843413 Binding content to a domain  
The present invention provides for a digital rights management system with a centralized domain service capable of creating and managing membership criteria for joining a domain in accordance with...
8838803 Methods and apparatus for management of user presence in communication activities  
Systems and techniques for mediating user communications. A user persona manager maintains one or more user profiles and manages user interactions with other parties and with service providers...
8838687 Composite services provision within a telecommunications network  
The invention refers to a method of correlating a plurality of service instances by a service composition entity, wherein the services are performed by one or a plurality of servers of a...
8832801 JUBISM: judgement based information sharing with monitoring  
A new system for information sharing is described which uses human judgement to accelerate the flow of information, while simultaneously applying brakes to restrict the velocity. This combination...
RE45131 Network communication service with an improved subscriber model using digital certificates  
A network communication service with an improved subscriber model. In one embodiment, a mobile user (MU), also referred to as a subscriber, may access the network service through a portable...