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8700444 System for monitoring optimal equipment operating parameters  
A method includes obtaining a present value of a set point for at least one piece of equipment with a remote monitor in communication with a controller that controls the at least one piece of...
8700435 System and method for redemption and exchange of unused tickets  
A method of facilitating and performing the redemption and exchange of unused tickets includes steps of determining the availability of unused tickets, calculating a redemption value of an...
8694360 Smart server and smart device  
A smart server and smart device are disclosed, by which a new power unit price (hereinafter named a combined power unit price) can be calculated in consideration of an internally generated...
8688506 Determining tailored pricing for retail energy market  
A method of pricing energy includes determining a price for supplying energy to a consumer over a future term based on at least a forecasted cost of energy and a forecasted energy usage of the...
8682711 Method and apparatus for analyzing proposed service features in a communication network  
Method and apparatus for analyzing a proposed service feature in a communication network is described. In one example, a call flow for supporting the service feature in the communication network is...
8676632 Pricing and forecasting  
The pricing of a product is programmatically defined as a solution to a price optimization equation that includes an in-date constraint and an out-date constraint. The in-date constraint may...
8676631 Automated item pricing  
Techniques for automated pricing of an item are provided. The techniques include obtaining historical data of one or more previous purchases for the item, performing a regression on the historical...
8671002 Computer-implemented system and method for offering merchant and shopper-friendly parking reservations  
A computer-implemented system and method for offering merchant and shopper-friendly parking reservations through validated parking is provided. Motor vehicle parking spaces are managed through a...
8671014 Computer-implemented system and method for offering residential parking reservations  
A computer-implemented system and method for providing recurring residential parking reservations is provided. Motor vehicle parking spaces located in a residential area are managed through a...
8660888 System, computer-implemented method, and non-transitory, computer-readable medium to determine relative market value of a sale group of livestock based on genetic merit and other non-genetic factors  
Systems, computer-readable medium having computer program, and related computer implemented methods are provided to determine the relative market value of a sale group and to generate a genetic...
8660882 Maximizing retailer profit and customer satisfaction using multi-channel optimization  
A data integration module is operable to integrate a plurality of data sources, a customer preference module builds a model representing preference to different channels in merchandise category for...
8660883 System and method of estimating the cost of a print job  
A method of estimating the cost of a target print job may include identifying a target print job having a document type and one or more attributes, for each attribute of the target print job,...
8650066 System and method for updating product pricing and advertising bids  
A system and method maximize profits by determining the optimal combination of sale price for a product and bids for advertising. The system and method address the non-linear relationship between...
8650067 Systems, methods, and computer program product for real estate value analysis  
Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media are described for generating a credible market value that is utilized to produce a listing price for a property with reduced risk of a substantial...
8650069 Irrigation water management system  
The efficiency of an irrigation system on a property is determined as a difference between the actual water usage at a property and the irrigation water need of the plant on the property. Data for...
8650068 Method and system for determining services pricing  
A method of determining services pricing, the method comprising: a server receiving vehicle identification information from a user via a network connection, wherein the vehicle identification...
8645190 Providing pricing guidance for content items in publications  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing guidance to price content items in publications. Features of a particular content item...
8645192 Estimating inventory, user behavior, and/or cost and presentation attributes for an advertisement for use with an advertising system  
An advertiser may be provided with fast and accurate estimates of the future performance of at least one of their advertisements. These estimates may be broken down by keyword, thereby providing,...
8645193 System and method for analysis and presentation of used vehicle pricing data  
Systems and methods for the aggregation, analysis, and display of data for used vehicles are disclosed. Historical transaction data for used vehicles may be obtained and processed to determine...
8645191 Product pricing optimization system  
A product pricing system determines a product price. The system receives product pricing constraints and multinomial logit (“MNL”) calibration parameters. The system then generates a calibrated MNL...
8639561 Determining an option for decommissioning or consolidating software  
Embodiments include a computer system, method and program product for managing a software program installed on a computer hardware system, the software program subject to a software license. A...
8622292 Reservation-based preauthorization payment system  
A method and system for allowing the setting of reservations and the pre-authorization of credit to purchase a desired service for which a reservation is made. A customer accesses a reservation...
8626600 Personalized item trading card generation and management  
Methods and systems to generate and manage an item trading card are provided. A method may include providing an interface to access an item trading card associated with an item, and generating the...
8626566 Market design for a resource exchange system  
Providing a market design for a peer-to-peer resource exchange system. Prices for a plurality of resources such as storage space, upload bandwidth, and download bandwidth are calculated and...
8626565 Vehicle dispatching method and system  
A system and method for dispatching a plurality of vehicles operating in a work area among a plurality of destination locations and a plurality of source locations includes implementing linear...
8626327 System for optimizing drink blends  
A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one...
8615422 Airline pricing system and method  
An airline pricing system and method according to which prices, such as airline ticket prices or fares, are automatically set based on selected pricing strategies and patterns detected within...
8612284 Quality of service differentiated cloud storage  
A system, method and computer program product for managing the quality of service differentiated cloud storage. The cloud storage (and its services) is highly distributed. An overall speed of the...
8612362 Appliance cooperation operation device  
An appliance cooperation operation device in which a facility database stores an introduction cost of a power storage shared among a plurality of customers, and a rated life of the power storage; a...
8612283 Method and apparatus for evaluating the cost of operating a network infrastructure  
A rule-based method and apparatus for evaluating the cost of operating a network infrastructure are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request to evaluate the cost of operating a network...
8606621 Carbon management for sourcing and logistics  
Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for carbon management for sourcing and logistics. In one embodiment, the method comprises using a computer for...
8606619 Market segmentation and sales potential model for animal related products  
A method, system, and apparatus for estimating potential sales of animal products based on estimated animal population determined from a transaction history of sentinel products associated with...
8600911 System for optimizing transportation scheduling  
A computer modeling application is disclosed for finding the optimal solution to maximize total net margin, for the assignment of vehicles (e.g., especially vessels) in an available fleet to...
8601360 Network-based data consolidation, calculation and reporting engine  
Methods and computerized apparatus for shared business modeling involving multiple spreadsheet-based business models in a network of computers, report generation involving consolidation from at...
8595048 Method and apparatus for providing a benefit during a transaction for use during a later transaction  
A method and apparatus for allowing a customer to purchase or otherwise receive a benefit during a first transaction that will be redeemed by the customer or provided to the customer at a later...
8595050 Utility for determining competitive restaurants  
A utility for determining the competitors of a subject restaurant accesses a database that contains information about other, nearby restaurants. The utility assigns a competitor score to each...
8589212 Vehicle desirability and stocking based on live markets  
Systems and methods for determining one or more vehicles that are desirable for stocking an inventory of a dealer may include receiving one or more vehicle purchasing parameters from a dealer;...
8589211 Airline ticket change constrainer  
An automated system and a method for checking an already issued airline ticket prior to having a requester submitting a change request of the already issued airline ticket are described. The system...
8579710 Systems and methods of virtual goods trading using ratings to ascribe value to virtual goods  
A method is provided for trading virtual goods. A game environment is provided in which a first player can acquire or develop a virtual good. This virtual good has a starting value. At least one...
8577738 Method and system of providing an optimized offer  
An ecommerce cost optimization system includes: a display including information identifying an item; a quantity selection tool; a delivery location selection tool; an optimized offer presentation...
8577717 Method and system for predicting shrinkable yield for business assessment of integrated circuit design shrink  
A method and a system for predicting shrinkable yield for business assessment of integrated circuit design shrink are provided. An assessment system is provided to determine cost benefits of a...
8571920 Optimal list-price mechanism design for multi-level device click-through in targeted print or electronic communication  
A method for optimizing a price for delivering at least one communication from an advertiser to a consumer, the method including (a) defining an advertisement product with at least one parameter,...
8571940 Method and apparatus for efficiently responding to electronic requests for quote  
Embodiments of the components and processes for recording selected Web site data described herein adhere to long-term stability guidelines so as to improve maintainability and viability over time....
8571921 E-commerce price index  
An e-commerce price index is constructed and maintained based on consumer actions in connection with one or more e-commerce websites. A data collector software module collects information regarding...
8566143 Performing predictive pricing based on historical data  
Techniques are described for using predictive pricing information for items to assist in evaluating buying and/or selling decisions in various ways, such as on behalf of end-user item acquirers...
8566148 Onboard unit and method for charging occupant number-dependent tolls for vehicles  
Onboard unit for charging occupant number-dependent tolls for a vehicle in the context of a road toll system, comprising a Doppler radar or UWB impulse radar that can be directed onto the vehicle...
8554603 Systems and methods for analysis of legal service providers and comparative unit costs or ratio costs  
Systems and methods for analyzing legal service providers and unit or ratio costs are provided. Billing data from legal services providers is analyzed to identify common tasks based on task codes....
8554570 Apparatus and method for transportation and upselling of product  
A system and method for using product profiling to maximize load capacity of a vehicle. The method includes defining product profiles and retrieving product information associated with the product...
8538794 Method and apparatus for management of the creation of a patent portfolio  
Start-up companies, as well as new businesses within established firms, have the challenge of creating a sensible intellectual property (IP) portfolio. With resources usually tight, not all of the...
8538795 System and method of determining a retail commodity price within a geographic boundary  
Disclosed are a method and system for determining a retail price for a commodity within a geographic boundary. Retail prices for the commodity may be obtained from various sources, such as...
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