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8810192 Power aggregation system for distributed electric resources  
Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes a establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources...
8799029 System and method for automated detection of coverage exceptions based on utility usage data  
An advanced underwriting and risk evaluation system leverages data from utility based metering devices and other IP addressable devices, and machines to provide real time operational and usage...
8781462 Methodology and apparatus for validating network coverage  
Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for validating network coverage (i.e., desired functionality) of newly installed network devices. Per use of presently disclosed technology, equipment...
8745748 Cancelling digital signatures for form files  
The embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and systems for enabling a client to request a server to cancel the digital signing of a form file associated with a form. Successful...
8667261 Systems, methods, and apparatus for utility meter configuration  
Systems, methods, and apparatus for configuring utility meters are provided. A meter configuration application may be executed by a device that includes one or more computers and that facilitates...
8666902 System and method for accessing read only ANSI tables in an electricity meter  
A utility meter implementing the ANSI C12.19 standard is able to bypass security processing using Decade4 security tables for a single data access operation. The meter includes a procedure that is...
8627271 Reusable business sub-processes and run-time assembly  
Particular embodiments provide a method for orchestrating an order fulfillment business process that includes a sub-process. In one embodiment, abstraction of business processes from an underlying...
8615400 Mapping portal applications in multi-tenant environment  
A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to associate each of a plurality of tenants with a...
8600898 Electronic payment systems and methods utilizing digitally originated checks  
The present invention provides a digitally originated check (DOC) through an electronic payment system (EPS) which captures payor metadata instructions regarding the intended payment to a payee....
8561100 Using xpath and ontology engine in authorization control of assets and resources  
An embodiment defines access control allowing the expression of access control rules using ontology based semantics and references an ontology subset using XPath as the ontological expression. The...
8531162 Network based energy preference service for managing electric vehicle charging preferences  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product is provided for managing network based preferences associated with charging transactions for electric vehicles. The...
8442917 Energy distribution and marketing backoffice system and method  
A retail energy provider system comprising a market transaction manager, business rules and requirements processor, usage rater, customer analysis and quality control auditor, customer billing...
8380635 User feedback method and system for business suite customization  
A computer-implemented user feedback method, system and program product for customizing business suite software that is executable on a computer system. The method includes: acquiring a business...
8365306 Platform and service for management and multi-channel delivery of multi-types of contents  
A platform for managing delivery of content originating from one or more content providers to users is provided. The platform includes a portal that is configured to support access through a...
8346852 Apparatus and method for updating displayed web page  
An information processing apparatus includes a Web-page display unit configured to receive a Web page from a Web page server unit to display the received Web page on a display device, an update...
8255090 System and method for home energy monitor and control  
The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a...
8250657 Web site hygiene-based computer security  
A reputation server is coupled to multiple clients via a network. Each client has a security module that detects malware at the client. The security module computes a hygiene score based on...
8244642 System and method for storing metering data while increasing memory endurance  
Methodology and corresponding apparatus ensure the integrity of utility metering data during power outages while providing improved memory integrity. An initial step includes determining and...
8172147 Method and system for the estimating the energy consumption of commercially available electrical devices  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system for estimating electrical power usage of commercially available devices utilizing a portable computing device equipped with a digital...
8170886 Systems, methods, and apparatus to generate an energy consumption index  
Systems, methods, and apparatus to generate an energy consumption index are disclosed. In one described example, a method to generate an energy consumption index is disclosed, the method including...
8150725 Method and system of multidimensional attribution analysis of telecommunication services distribution  
Embodiments are directed to a method, medium, and system for generating a distribution attribution value to analyze distribution of telecommunications services. The method including compiling...
8086538 Meeting usage of services in a environment  
A solution for metering usage of services—for example, in a SOA Framework—is proposed. For this purpose, the submission of any invocation of a provider service by a consumer service is int...
8073782 Advanced crypto round dater  
There is provided a cryptographic round dater and its method of use. By capturing customer profile information and encoding the information on a label affixed to the customer's submitted mailpiece,...
8064579 Prepaid services accounts with multi-user customers and individualized quotas  
Prepaid services include a multi-user prepaid services account as well as a prepaid balance associated with the account. A plurality of user records associated with the account each includes a...
7996323 Method and system for a service provider to control exposure to non-payment by a service consumer  
A dispute resolution system for requesting a service provider to provide services so that the service provider can demonstrate to a service intermediary that a service consumer requested services....
7996820 Determining proportionate use of system resources by applications executing in a shared hosting environment  
Determining proportionate use of system resources by applications executing in a shared hosting environment, including executing monitor agents, one monitor agent for one or more instances of the...
7983991 Method for a unique certification process for the delivery of goods  
A method for a secure delivery of physical goods, involving associating a good unique identifier (GUID) to a package comprising the physical goods requested by a client, obtaining proof of identity...
7979356 Method for paying invoices  
For an organization having a central station and a plurality of distributed outlets, each of the outlets having a cashier's terminal, each of the cashier's terminals coupled to a respective...
7908606 Usage metering system  
A usage metering system for determining computer resource utilization is described herein. Computer resource utilization is determined by accumulating instances of computer resource utilization...
7904181 Model for communication between manufacturing and enterprise levels  
A device for communicating with low level controllers and sensors located on the production floor of an enterprise directly from the top level of the enterprise. The device comprises a controller...
7840493 Prepayment system for electric power meters using a contactless smart card with an automatic supply cut-off device  
The present invention refers to the use of a meter completely integrated on a single piece, totally covered and without contact with the exterior that incorporates a prepayment system and a more...
7809649 Security and authentication of postage indicia  
Methods and apparatus for authentication of postage indicia are disclosed. A secret key is read from store and modified in dependence upon postage data to be printed in a postage indicium. The...
7774282 Methods, apparatus, and media for controlling supply of a utility service to a load  
Methods, apparatus, and media for controlling supply of a utility service to a load are disclosed. Generally, the embodiments may involve receiving representation of utility service supply to a...
7752145 Consumer-sited power management system and method  
A system and method provide emergency back-up power for communications, security and other systems of an electric power consumer, and for peak-shifting of the electrical load so that electricity is...
7747534 Utility power meter, metering system and method  
An electrical utility meter system measures residential energy consumption and automatically communicates this information to a host computer via the Internet. The host computer can then be...
7729993 Methods, apparatus, media, and signals for billing utility usage  
Methods, apparatus, computer readable media, and signals for managing utility usage are disclosed. Generally, each involves receiving a representation of a utility service usage at a load,...
7711651 Media and apparatus for controlling usage of utilities  
Media and apparatus for managing usage of utilities are disclosed. Generally, each involves receiving representation of utility service usage at a load, receiving and storing in a storage device a...
7703113 Copy protection arrangement  
In certain embodiments, a method for generating fees using a receiving device, involves distributing censored video from a distributor video to a receiving device; and uncensoring the censored...
7644290 System and method for seal tamper detection for intelligent electronic devices  
A system and method for detecting and responding to device tampering in an Energy Management (“EM”) device is disclosed. The EM device is provided with mechanisms to detect and indicate una...
7610247 Method and arrangement for variably generating cryptographic securities in a host device  
In a method and arrangement for variable generation of cryptographic securities of communications in a host device, for cryptographic security of a communication for a first purpose a first...
7418428 System and method for controlling delivering of a commodity  
A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device couple to the distribution network. The at least one device...
7412304 Power system for area containing a set of power consumers  
There is provided a power system for an area containing a set of power consumers which can be applied to a collective housing consisting of a single or more buildings and can prevent power supply...
7313381 Sim based authentication as payment method in public ISP access networks  
The invention is a method and system for obtaining connection to a packet data network (14). The invention includes inputting a user request to a first network (10) which requests that the user...
7280971 Method and system for server-based error processing in support of legacy-based usage and billing systems  
An error processing system comprising a client/server based PC application supported by SQL Server databases for use with legacy usage metering and billing services. The error processing system...
7236956 Role assignments in a cryptographic module for secure processing of value-bearing items  
An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the...
7216108 Transferable meter licenses using smartcard technology  
A metering system is provided including a smartcard reader and peripheral computer in communication with a metering apparatus. A smartcard with memory, microprocessor, and license counter may then...
7212977 Managing apparatus and managing method of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus  
Power consumption of electric equipment used in a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus (100) is obtained and the total amount is displayed as calories by a display means. The semiconductor...
7197377 Method of limiting brewer operation to authorized substances  
A method, apparatus and system for preventing unauthorized equipment usage that involves providing equipment, such as beverage making equipment, to a customer. Authorized product is provided to the...
7167842 Architecture and method for operational privacy in business services  
Consent-based application programming interfaces (APIs) are used to provide privacy access controls to operational systems for business services accomplished particularly in an electronic and/or...
7098783 System and method for real time generating, presenting, displaying and paying utility bills online  
A system for continuously providing information on the internet of the usage of a utility commodity at a meter includes an internet site at which the usage of the utility commodity at the meter can...
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