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US-7,996,264 System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media
A user of an interactive medium may select advertising for display on the user's avatar, property, or other user-associated environment. The invention presents...
US-7,996,263 Business method for promoting goods and services of providers
A business method for promoting goods and services of providers includes the steps of designating a group of targeted recipients, and storing demographics...
US-7,996,262 System and method for redeeming affinity rewards as political contributions
Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the redemption of affinity reward points as political contributions are disclosed. In an aspect,...
US-7,996,261 Systems and methods for increasing participation of liquidity providers on crossing system
In one aspect, the invention comprises a system for enabling a crossing system operator to calculate a rebate payment to a second participant for executing the...
US-7,996,260 Promotional carrier for promoting pharmaceutical prescription products
A prescription pharmaceutical promotional carrier is provided that is effective to promote a series of prescription drugs. The carrier includes first and second...
US-7,996,259 Method for developing electronic documents providing e-commerce tools
A method of assisting a website designer in establishing an arrangement between a first website being designed by the website designer and a second website in...
US-7,996,258 Computer system and method for statewide or other jurisdiction registering and monitoring of vehicle locations
A computer system and a method as a part of the registration and/or inspection system of a state or other jurisdiction results in the assignment of a vehicle...
US-7,996,257 Collecting, calculating, and reporting quantifiable peer feedback on relative contributions of team members
Mechanisms for collecting, calculating, and reporting quantifiable peer feedback on relative contributions of team members are provided. Team members may...
US-7,996,256 Predicting shopper traffic at a retail store
Mathematical models for predicting shopper traffic at a shopper region useful for developing inter alia a metric for measuring impressions to in-store advertising.
US-7,996,255 System and method for providing sales leads based on-demand software trial usage
Business management methods for on-demand trial based marketing and sales are introduced. Using on-demand trial technology, usage metrics can be automatically...
US-7,996,254 Methods and systems for forecasting product demand during promotional events using a causal methodology
An improved method for forecasting and modeling product demand for a product during promotional periods. The forecasting methodology employs a multivariable...
US-7,996,253 Adaptive marketing using insight driven customer interaction
A system and method for adaptive marketing using insight driven customer interaction. The invention uses a closed-loop process for developing insight that may...
US-7,996,252 Global customer satisfaction system
A global customer satisfaction system includes point-of-sale customer feedback terminals for receiving in-store customer feedback including satisfaction ratings...
US-7,996,251 System and method for customer requests and contact management
A method and a web-based system is provided that enables a customer service center of a company to provide its customers with a choice of different modes for...
US-7,996,250 Workflow control using an aggregate utility function
Provided are, inter alia, systems, methods and techniques for controlling workflow by identifying an individual job that is part of an overall deliverables...
US-7,996,249 Method for benchmarking of information technology spending
Information technology (IT) spending by a subject entity is assessed against an industry-wide optimal value of an IT benchmark and a result of that assessment...
US-7,996,248 System and method for processing trip requests
A system and method for planning trips and for processing trip requests that utilizes a centralized network for facilitating travel reservations and/or...
US-7,996,247 Insurance premium gap analysis
A method and apparatus for determining the amount of premium, policies, or quotations needed to improve market share in various geographic locations based on...
US-7,996,246 Nursing home evaluation system
Methods, systems, and devices are described for determining resource allocation in a resident care facility, like a nursing home facility. Embodiments of the...
US-7,996,245 Patient-centric healthcare information maintenance
A system for facilitating patient centric healthcare information maintenance. For example, a health management software system may be operated to receive,...
US-7,996,244 Systems and methods for mobile healthcare alerts
Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for a portable medical alert mechanism stores health information on a portable electronic device and provides the...
US-7,996,243 Method and system for calculating an alignment date for prescriptions
A system and method facilitate alignment of refill dates associated with a plurality of prescriptions, such that each of the plurality of prescriptions requires...
US-7,996,242 Automatically developing neuropsychiatric treatment plans based on neuroimage data
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for developing neuropsychiatric treatment plans. A treatment plan generator receives a...
US-7,996,241 Process, knowledge, and intelligence management through integrated medical management system for better health...
Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for rewarding health care providers using an integrated medical management system. A web...
US-7,996,240 Knowledge-based system for supporting radiological assessment and diagnostics
In a method and a system for determination of at least one additional examination process in the framework of a medical examination of a patient using a...
US-7,996,239 System and method for generating a display to graphically indicate state for a series of events
Various embodiments of a system and method for generating a display configured to graphically indicate a state of a series of events are described. The system...
US-7,996,238 Power transmitting device, power receiving device, authentication/billing proxy device, electrical charging...
An electrical charging system and method is disclosed. A power transmitting device is configured to charge a power source of a portable electronic device in...
US-7,996,237 Providing collaboration services to business applications to correlate user collaboration with the business...
An aspect of the present invention provides collaboration services to business applications and such a service is provided by a mediator and a collaboration...
US-7,996,236 Wireless LAN with load balancing
A communication system with a plurality of access points (AP1, AP2, AP3) and at least one network station (5, 6), the network station (5, 6) being arranged to...
US-7,996,235 Telematics marketing information acquisition triggering method and system
A method for acquiring marketing information from a marketing call center. The method involves a setting of a marketing information trigger based on a...
US-7,996,234 Method and apparatus for adaptive variable bit rate audio encoding
A method and apparatus for producing a variable bit rate audio signal is disclosed. An audio signal is encoded into a plurality of encoded audio signals at...
US-7,996,233 Acoustic coding of an enhancement frame having a shorter time length than a base frame
A downsampler 101 converts input data having a sampling rate 2*FH to a sampling rate 2*FL which is lower than the sampling rate 2*FH. A base layer coder 102...
US-7,996,232 Recognition of voice-activated commands
Systems and methods for voice activated commands in a digital home communication terminal are disclosed. One example method includes storing a program audio...
US-7,996,231 Speech activated door operator system
A barrier operator system, such as a garage door operator system, includes one or more remote control units, such as an inside remote control unit, an external...
US-7,996,230 Selective security masking within recorded speech
A marker is derived from an interaction between a person and an agent of a business and the agent's user interface. A part of a speech signal that corresponds...
US-7,996,229 System and method for creating and posting voice-based web 2.0 entries via a telephone interface
The present invention discloses a system and method for creating, editing, and posting a BLOG or a WIKI using a telephone. In the invention, a voice-based,...
US-7,996,228 Voice initiated network operations
Embodiments of voice initiated network operations are presented herein. Voice initiation of operations is described which may be utilized to assist a user in...
US-7,996,227 System and method for inserting a description of images into audio recordings
There is disclosed a system and method for interpreting and describing graphic images. In an embodiment, the method of inserting a description of an image into...
US-7,996,226 System and method of developing a TTS voice
Disclosed herein are various aspects of a toolkit used for generating a TTS voice for use in a spoken dialog system. The embodiments in each case may be in the...
US-7,996,225 Utilizing speech grammar rules written in a markup language
The present invention provides a method and apparatus that utilize a context-free grammar written in a markup language format. The markup language format...
US-7,996,224 System and method of using meta-data in speech processing
Systems and methods relate to generating a language model for use in, for example, a spoken dialog system or some other application. The method comprises...
US-7,996,223 System and method for post processing speech recognition output
A system and method may be disclosed for facilitating the conversion of dictation into usable and formatted documents by providing a method of post processing...
US-7,996,222 Prosody conversion
A contour for a syllable (or other speech segment) in a voice undergoing conversion is transformed. The transform of that contour is then used to identify one...
US-7,996,221 System and method for automatic verification of the understandability of speech
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for processing a message received from a user to determine whether an estimate of...
US-7,996,220 System and method for providing a compensated speech recognition model for speech recognition
An automatic speech recognition (ASR) system and method is provided for controlling the recognition of speech utterances generated by an end user operating a...
US-7,996,219 Apparatus and method for model adaptation for spoken language understanding
An apparatus and a method are provided for building a spoken language understanding model. Labeled data may be obtained for a target application. A new...
US-7,996,218 User adaptive speech recognition method and apparatus
A user adaptive speech recognition method and apparatus is disclosed that controls user confirmation of a recognition candidate using a new threshold value...
US-7,996,217 Method for adaptive codebook pitch-lag computation in audio transcoders
An apparatus for processing adaptive codebook pitch lag from one CELP based standard to another CELP based standard. The apparatus has various modules that...
US-7,996,216 Apparatus and method of encoding and decoding audio signal
In one embodiment, at least first and second channels in a frame of the audio signal are independently subdivided into blocks if the first and second channels...
US-7,996,215 Method and apparatus for voice activity detection, and encoder
A method and an apparatus for Voice Activity Detection (VAD) and an encoder are provided. The method for VAD includes: acquiring a fluctuant feature value of a...
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