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8224686 Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for analyzing initiatives for a business network  
A system, method, and article of manufacture is disclosed for analyzing a business initiative for a business network including business locations separated into control group sites and test sites...
8219439 Electric-power-generating-facility operation management support system, electric-power-generating-facility operation management support method, and program for executing operation management support method on computer  
An electric-power-generating-facility operation management support system includes an analyzing unit that calculates operation plan creating basic information based upon received information with...
8219438 Method and system for measuring shopper response to products based on behavior and facial expression  
The present invention is a method and system for measuring human response to retail elements, based on the shopper's facial expressions and behaviors. From a facial image sequence, the facial...
8214358 Systems and methods for adaptive scheduling of references to documents  
A method for determining documents to display on a web page may be utilized for adaptive scheduling of references to documents. A popularity or selection weight of a document may be monitored. The...
8214244 Commercial investment analysis  
A technique for performing commercial venture analysis involves establishing an empirically-derived structure and evaluating companies using analytical techniques within that structure. The...
8214238 Consumer goods and services high performance capability assessment  
A high performance capability assessment model helps a consumer goods and services business meet the challenges of the global marketplace. As a result, the consumer goods and services business can...
8214253 Identifying influencers among a group of wireless-subscription subscribers  
An embodiment of the current invention is directed to retaining customers for a wireless-service provider (“carrier”). A plurality of users who are influencers are identified from a group of wir...
8214246 Method for performing retail sales analysis  
The invention provides a user with substantial flexibility in requesting and generating analysis projects on transaction and/or consumer data that is stored in one or more databases. Exemplary...
8214235 Method and apparatus for enterprise risk management  
A method of enterprise risk management includes defining a hierarchical organizational model to represent an enterprise. The model has a master level and one or more levels subordinate to the...
8214264 System and method for an electronic product advisor  
A system and method operates on a client device and acquires a suspect list of user products based on information derived from the client device. The system normalizes the list, and the user...
8214247 Methods and system for managing vending operations based on wireless data  
A system coupled to one or more vending machines, such as soft drink vending machines, via a wireless data link can acquire operational vending data, for example sales data, hardware status, and...
8209214 System and method for providing targeted content  
An arrangement for providing targeted content includes data repositories storing information from which targeted content may be selected. The data repositories store at least one contextual...
8209219 Vision-based measurement of bulk and discrete food products  
In a real time food production management system and method, real time data about consumers inside or in the vicinity of a food outlet and an amount of prepared food available to serve and/or an...
8209212 Product development process supporting system and product development process supporting method  
Wasteful repetitive tasks are easily reduced in processes to develop complex products. A product development process support system is a system which analyzes dependencies between a plurality of...
8209215 Assessing value added by associating an entity with a project  
When deciding whether to fund a project, such as a movie, investors consider information such as what is often referred to as the “bankability” of people or entities attached to the project, suc...
8209211 Apparatus and methods for requirements decomposition and management  
An apparatus and methods are disclosed for requirements decomposition and management. The apparatus includes a collection module, an organization module, and a graph module. These modules carry out...
8208160 System and method for printing a user guide for a product  
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with printing user documentation are described. One example method includes receiving a print request and determining if the print request is for...
8209217 Author-focused tools for scheduling an event associated with an author or with a work of the author  
This disclosure describes a platform for better connecting authors and retailers that offer works of the authors for acquisition by a community of users. This platform includes multiple tools that...
8209216 Method and apparatus for configurable model-independent decomposition of a business metric  
Methods and apparatuses for decomposing a business metric based on a plurality of activities and a response model are described. In one embodiment, the method accesses the response model and the...
8204637 Aircraft approach to landing analysis method  
A method has been found for assessing an aircraft approach to landing on a shipboard landing surface. The method includes a comparison of an identified aircraft performance with the mean or median...
8204779 Revenue asset high performance capability assessment  
A high performance capability assessment model helps a revenue industry agency meet the challenges of the global marketplace. As a result, the revenue industry can achieve the clarity, consistency,...
8204774 Estimating the spend capacity of consumer households  
The spend capacity of a consumer typically increases as the number of consumers in the household increases, since the consumer can draw on the spending power of other consumers in the household....
8204775 Systems, methods and computer program products for modeling a monetary measure for a good based upon technology maturity levels  
A systems, methods and computer program products are provided for modeling a monetary measure of a good, such as a cost or revenue associated with the good. A method begins by selecting at least...
8200535 Methods and systems for occasion-based lifestyle marketing  
A method for promoting the selection of an item to a predetermined type of consumer. The method includes the steps of determining representative activities of the predetermined type of consumer,...
8200454 Method, data processing program and computer program product for time series analysis  
Method, apparatus, and system, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for time series analysis, wherein the time series exhibit trend and/or seasonality. Model...
8200678 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...
8200524 System and method for automated contact qualification  
Contact lead quality is determined and presented to guide selection of contact leads for a predetermined activity, such as sales of a product, service or solution. A lead generation engine...
8199901 Method and apparatus for customer retention  
Method and apparatus that facilitates customer retention, churn reduction, and customer satisfaction by predicting customer churn and taking an appropriate action to retain a customer is described....
8200477 Method and system for extracting opinions from text documents  
A method and system for extracting opinions about a subject of interest from a text document in which each sentence is analyzed individually to identify the opinions. The most relevant feature...
8195499 Identifying customer behavioral types from a continuous video stream for use in optimizing loss leader merchandizing  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for optimizing loss leader merchandizing. The process parses event data to identify physical patterns of customer...
8195500 Point-of-sale-based market tracking and reporting  
Systems and methods are described for transforming actual aggregated data (e.g., transaction and terminal data) from a large number of POS terminals into market trend reports that include...
8194830 Method for predicting churners in a telecommunications network  
Data pertaining to interactions between a plurality of customers is obtained. A graph is formed, having a plurality of nodes representing the customers and a plurality of edges representing...
8195533 Self healing andon system and method  
Disclosed are various embodiments of a self healing andon system. One embodiment of the present disclosure includes a system comprising at least one server. The system further includes logic...
8190467 Methods of identifying environmentally friendly businesses or individuals  
This disclosure relates to techniques for a computer-implemented method which receives user input that specifies values for predetermined questions provided in an environmental questionnaire,...
8181848 Methods and apparatus for metering printed media  
Methods and apparatus for metering printed media are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus comprises a first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to adhere to a first leaflet of a printed...
8175908 Systems and methods for constructing and utilizing a merchant database derived from customer purchase transactions data  
The invention relates to a method and system, including a computer system for storing and manipulating transaction data including transaction purchase information, customer demographics...
8175910 Marketing allocation request systems  
A computerized method and a system for marketing planning and marketing program development are provided. In example embodiments, the method may include receiving a marketing program proposal...
8175950 Systems and methods for determining bids for placing advertisements  
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for determining a bid value for placing an advertisement onto advertising space available through an electronic marketplace. A method is used for...
8175909 Integrating business constituent interactions into value generating information  
An integrated, service-based approach to profitable customer loyalty, in which feedback related to an implicated product/process is received from at least two users. The feedback received from the...
8170190 Method and system for managing telephone number allocation  
A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving, from a customer, limitation data associated with managing telephone number allocation, determining a limitation...
8170948 Client account and information management system and method  
An information repository and management system for data regarding a client base which integrates a plurality of information types including database records, word processor files, e-mail, other...
8170905 System and method determining reference values of sensitivities and client strategies based on price optimization  
A computer implemented method for determining the reference values of sensitivities and strategies for price optimization demand models from a profit function and current product price. A total...
8170931 Configuring user-customized services for networked devices  
Systems and methods for managing one or more aspects of a user's relationship with one or more media devices or other information handling systems and one or more media content providers. In some...
8170904 Apparatus, method and system for comparative collaborative creative works evaluation  
An apparatus, method, and system for a comparative, collaborative, creative works evaluator (3CWE). One of the benefits of 3CWE is that it provides a mechanism to rate and subsequently rank...
8165914 Method of determining inventory levels  
A computer-readable medium executing a method of determining desired stock levels is provided. Demand histories, including peak demands, for each of a plurality of items are determined. The items...
8165912 Methods and systems for portfolio investment thesis based on application life cycles  
The disclosure provides a product/service portfolio investment calculation methodology based on an application life cycle. The present invention defines an application life cycle with a plurality...
8165910 Method and system for price planning  
A method for generating a price planning schedule includes receiving price planning input from at least one of an automated pricing engine and a manual pricing engine. The method further includes...
8160917 Computer-implemented promotion optimization methods and systems  
Computer-implemented systems and methods for determining promotion prices for a plurality of items. A system and method can be configured to receive electronic data about items for a promotion...
8160916 Mobile device marketing and advertising platforms, methods, and systems  
A mobile marketing campaign platform and method including: a planning module including: a definition module for setting budget and objectives; and a design module for designing the campaign...
8160915 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service  
A system and method is provided that provides an early indication of consensus of opinion among a number of users regarding an event or observation indicated by a user. Such an opinion may be...