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9042598 Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks  
Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks are disclosed herein. In a disclosed example method, media composition data is received and at least one word present in an audio...
9031859 Rebate automation  
A computer receives information that a request is made to authorize a transaction for a sale of a product by a merchant to an account holder in a transaction conducted on a consumer account issued...
9032018 Provisioning of content items in mobile communications networks  
The invention relates to a targeting technique for controlling the provisioning of content items, for example advertisements, to users in a mobile communications network (100). A method embodiment...
9031860 Systems and methods to aggregate demand  
In one aspect, a computing apparatus includes: a data warehouse to store data associating a plurality of account identifiers with an offer having a predefined purchase requirement and an...
9026144 Location tagging  
A method and system for verifying an indoor position using Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), access points (AP), and Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS). The goal of this method is to...
9020832 Systems and methods for analytic data gathering from image providers at an event or geographic location  
The invention relates to a system and method of gathering and analyzing data from device operators aiming their image capture devices and thereby creating a line of sight to an object of interest,...
9013318 Electronic shelf label and method of displaying remaining battery life thereof  
An electronic shelf label system is provided. There is provided a method in which an electronic shelf label periodically transmits its remaining battery capacity to a server in a electronic shelf...
9015589 Virtual community for incentivized viewing of multimedia content  
A computer implemented method and system for creating a virtual community network for incentivized multimedia content viewing is provided. A first viewer receives the multimedia content for...
9015595 Self-targeting local AD system  
A system for serving localized advertisements receives data that defines an advertisement from an advertiser and determines a geographic location of the advertiser. The system also receives a...
9008956 Promotional correlation with selective vehicle modes  
Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or...
9009154 Evaluating presentation of advertisments with regard to ranking order  
First content configured for generating a media item is identified; a portion of the first content as being configured to obtain second content for presentation on the page is identified; and at...
9002896 Knowledge-assisted approach to dynamically create data sources for variable-data marketing campaigns  
A computer-implemented method and system for creating data sources for a variable data publishing (VDP) marketing campaign pattern. The method and system can be utilized to generate a data source...
9002732 Keeping popular advertisements active  
A computerized method and system for keeping popular advertisements active are provided. Example embodiments may include identifying one or more expiring online content from a plurality of online...
9002879 Method for sharing and searching playlists  
The present disclosure provides a method for making a playlist available to the public. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method for creating a playlist comprising...
9002728 Systems and methods for campaign offers and rewards with offer serving engine based on digitized receipt data  
A campaign offers and rewards system includes an offer serving engine, and an analytics engine with data intelligence. The analytics engine compares information about similar goods or services...
8996399 Product promotion methods and associated systems  
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a product promotion method. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a product promotion system. In one specific example, the...
8996398 Reciprocal insertion of links for web pages  
A method, within a computer hardware system, includes the following. A first functional marketing element associated with a second entity is inserted within a first website associated with a first...
8989702 Device and method for controlling charging in a mobile communication system  
The present invention relates to a method and device for controlling charging in a mobile communication system. The method for controlling charging in a mobile communication system is...
8984070 Personalized messaging on web inserts  
A method is provided for rendering a personal message sent by a sender for a recipient. The method includes: receiving the personal message by a processing software component of a server of a...
8984571 System and method for selectively receiving required satellite television channels  
A system includes a video-on-demand server and an authentication server. The video-on-demand server is configured to provide video-on-demand content through a broadband connection to a set-top box...
8977559 Interactive marketing system  
An interactive direct response system combines the use of short text message systems transmitted via GSM-SMS enabled cell phones with a database and website to enable advertisers to view in real...
8977948 System, method, and computer program for determining information associated with an extracted portion of content  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for determining information associated with an extracted portion of content. In use, a user is identified. Additionally, content...
8972274 Notice and non-response tracking  
Tracking and management data for distribution of informational, legal, or contractual notices and tracking associated response, or non-response, is disclosed. The system generates and links...
8973066 Media content delivery  
A server can receive information identifying media content to be offered to users at a discount or at a particular time of release. The offer can also include information identifying a minimum...
8972277 System and method of marketing using an intelligent coupon for passive data capture in an applied layered image assembly  
A method of manufacturing a layered image assembly and a marketing method are provided including a passive consumer behavior tracking method without requiring an “opt-in” process. The layered...
8965782 Method and apparatus for transaction tracking over a computer network  
An apparatus and a method for tracking transactions over a computer network is provided. An advertisement is provided to a user using a web client, such as a web browser, at a user node. The user...
8966531 Computer program product and device for displaying advertising on a television  
A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a...
8950660 System and method for a complete and convenient shopping experience using product print catalogs or print advertisements  
A method and system whereby a consumer creates a shopping list using a portable barcode scanner to scan barcodes from a printed catalog and a printed advertisement. The entered barcodes are...
8954537 Apparatus and method for providing a provider-selected message in response to a user request for user-selected information  
A method for providing a provider-selected message in response to a user request for user-selected information is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request from a client program for...
8953228 Automatic assignment of note attributes using partial image recognition results  
Assigning attributes to an image includes determining a particular capturing device used to obtain the image and detecting attributes of the image based on image data, where an expected location...
8949141 Method for accessing goods or services following an action performed by a viewer of broadcast program content  
A method is described for rewarding a viewer of a broadcast program in exchange for the viewer proving his presence at the time that certain program content is being broadcast. The method involves...
8948890 Systems and methods for managing emissions from an engine of a vehicle  
Disclosed embodiments include methods of removing carbon dioxide from combustion gas from an engine of a vehicle, systems for removing carbon dioxide from combustion gas from an engine of a...
8942992 Dynamic promotion code insertion in contactless payment transaction  
A portable electronic device is provided comprising a processor, a memory, a first radio transceiver, a second radio transceiver, and an application stored in the memory that, when executed by the...
8943531 Increasing pay-per-use credit associated with guest room in response to notification message tracking usage of service offered by hospitality establishment  
A hospitality establishment includes guest rooms having media devices installed therein. Each guest room has one or more in-room media devices for providing a pay-per-use media function. A media...
8936190 System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device  
Systems and methods are provided for enabling a portable electronic device to retrieve information about an object when the object's symbology, e.g., a barcode, is detected. According to one...
8938508 Correlating web and email attributes to detect spam  
A computer correlates web and email attributes to detect spam. A security module on a client collects attributes of a web site to which an email address was submitted and attributes of an email...
8930982 Method and apparatus for distributing promotional materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a memory coupled to a processor. The processor can be operable to receive a request for...
8920243 System and method for providing in-game timed offers  
A system and method are disclosed for providing an in-game offer to one or more players of an online game. The offer is provided to players that have newly joined the game and/or to players that...
8924290 Method and apparatus enabling improved protection of consumer information in electronic transactions  
According to a commercial method of the present invention, a merchant forwards transaction data to a consumer. If the consumer accepts the transaction, a payment command is forwarded to a service...
8924297 Direct connection systems and methods  
Embodiment of the invention are directed to passing a plurality of communications directly from a merchant to a payment processing network. A first communication may include payment information in...
8923766 Wireless electronic couponing technique  
An electronic couponing technique includes transferring coupon information, which may include a coupon ID (identification) to a first portable terminal and storing same therein. The portable...
8918329 Method and system for targeted content placement  
A system for delivering targeted content to a device includes a database and a processor. The database stores anonymous identifications for a plurality of customers of a financial institution....
8914821 Electronically clipping coupons  
Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for electronically clipping coupons are presented. In one aspect, a user request to electronically clip a vendor coupon may be received...
8909554 System for installing programmable features on output devices  
A programmable feature such as a software upgrade, updated print driver, new process, etc. is remotely delivered to an output device, such as a printer. First, the customer tenders payment for the...
8910059 Enabling participation in an online community using visual machine-readable symbols  
A facility for coordinating an online discussion is described. The facility receives an indication that a user has captured a machine-readable symbol encoding an identifier that identifies a...
8903734 Coupon offers from multiple entities  
Offers from multiple entities provide an incentive for consumers to behave in a manner that is beneficial to the offer provider. Each offer is associated with rules that establish conditions that...
8902882 Systems and methods for providing customer support  
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing sales or customer support using a telephone having a camera to capture at least a partial image of a product or service; wherein the at least...
8903733 System and methods for discount retailing  
A system and methods to mutually satisfy a consumer with a discount and a vendor with a minimum number of sales by establishing a tipping point associated with an offer for a good or service. If...
8897820 System, method, and apparatus for storing, transmitting, receiving, and using structured data using un-structured text message bodies  
The present invention relates to the use of unstructured and untagged text message protocols to form a text message body that can be used to transmit and receive semi-structured, or structured...
8898071 System and method for managing and optimizing advertising networks  
The system of the present invention is used to execute data consolidation to combine data from Google, MSN and Yahoo, at least. The user does not need anymore to combine by himself data in...