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Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and
non-transitory computer readable medium
An information processing apparatus includes a configuration information acquiring unit, an operation information acquiring unit, an estimating unit, and a...
Managing time-substitutable electricity usage using dynamic controls
A predictive-control approach allows an electricity provider to monitor and proactively manage peak and off-peak residential intra-day electricity usage in an...
Identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network
Techniques for identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network are described. According to various embodiments, a specific content item posted by...
Recommending additional users for an event using a social networking
Social networking system users may create events where a group of other users invited to the event meet at a specified time and location. While an inviting user...
Penalty and interest assessment detail display
Systems and methods are provided for displaying tax penalty and interest assessment calculation details on demand, in real time. In some embodiments, a method...
System for facilitating multi-channel purchase of FSA eligible items
In a database that is associated with the retailer POS system, inventory is flagged as being FSA-eligible and a retailer POS system is programmed to support FSA...
System and method for determining an indication of a location of a device
in a vehicle
A computer-implemented method for determining an indication of a location of a first device in a vehicle is presented, the first device being associated with a...
Infrastructure supporting online transactions
A system and method for supporting the purchase of products offered for sale. The system and method may include delivering for display to a buyer information...
Computing system supporting online purchases
Computer code for, a method of, and a system for supporting financing of products offered for sale. The invention may include delivering personal credit...
Methods and systems of four-valued Monte Carlo simulation for financial
Automatic trading environments with their high degree of automation have become the backbone of modern financial markets. The ability to process orders and...
Automatic payment and deposit migration
The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for migrating automatic financial services from one institution to another institution...
Collaborative system for online search
A collaborative real estate search is described. Overlay data including indications of properties for sale within a geographic area are provided to a first user...
Methods, systems, and computer-readable mediums for a data entry system are provided. A method of operating a data system in accordance with the invention...
System and method for dynamically changing the content of an internet web
A host Web page includes an evolving interactive dialog box wherein an Internet user may enter user data to be processed. When the user completes entering user...
Adapting legacy endpoints to modern APIs
Example methods and systems are directed to adapting legacy endpoints to modern application protocol interfaces (APIs). A legacy endpoint may provide a powerful...
Recommendation systems and methods using interest correlation
A search technology generates recommendations with minimal user data and participation, and provides better interpretation of user data, such as popularity,...
Data mesh-based wearable device ancillary activity
In various example embodiments, a system and method for data mesh-based wearable device ancillary activity are presented. A device activity being performed in...
Footcare product dispensing kiosk
A kiosk apparatus that may select for a person a recommended footcare product based on pressure measurements collected from pressures sensors or calculated...
Normalizing universal product codes
The current disclosure extends to normalizing UPCs so the normalized UPCs can be readily compared against each other and used for item lookups in a local cache....
Dynamic power sharing system and map view graphical user interface
A method comprising receiving, on a server, from a computing device of a user, a request to receive a battery charge on a battery-powered device of the user,...
System and method for usage billing of hosted applications
A system, method, and computer readable medium for usage billing of one or more hosted applications serving one or more clients. The hosted applications are...
Method and apparatus for controlling charging of a service
A method and apparatus for controlling charging of a service in a communication network comprising in an Online Charging System OCS receiving a request message...
Devices, systems and methods for identifying and/or billing an individual
in a vehicle
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for identifying a driver versus a passenger within a smart vehicle. This involves a determination of the relative...
Detecting competitive product reviews
One embodiment provides a system for recommending products. The system may include a search engine to retrieve, from a collection of product reviews, product...
Evaluation information identifying device, evaluation information
identifying method, evaluation information...
An evaluation information identifying device includes an extracting unit that, when, as a result of determining the presence or absence of a correlation between...
Advertisements in view
A technique is provided to determine whether a region within a web page is viewable to a user through a browser window. Often, browsers will only show part of a...
System and method for dynamic generation of video content
An automated system method for dynamically generating a composite video clip by a computer. In some embodiments of the invention, a template may be provided...
Detection of child frames in web pages
Methods and systems for framing detection are disclosed. A web page comprising a child frame is generated. The child frame comprises an instruction to load a...
System and method for wireless software download and remote transaction
A portable computer in a store can be carried past a kiosk and wirelessly receive from the kiosk demonstration versions of software, along with an ID of the...
Tracking online impressions to offline purchases
Customers receive advertisements or "impressions" related to brick and mortar merchants while accessing online content. The merchants or other entities track...
Coupon copy protection
A data distribution system which includes business groups, a client system and a main database system is described. Coupons and coupon data may be exchanged...
Controlling a crowd of multiple mobile station devices
A method and apparatus of communicating with multiple mobile station devices in a concerted effort is disclosed. According to one example method of operation...
Automated system for adapting market data and evaluating performance in
A system includes a remotely-located server comprising a metric server adapter, a metrics application, and a communication application. The metric server...
Adjusting a process for visit detection based on location data
A method and system for adjusting a process for identifying settings visited by a consumer based at least in part on electronically-derived consumer location...
System and method for providing coupon-less discounts based on a user
The systems and methods provide an offer to a user that may be accepted by the user through an action by the user. The action may be, for example, a broadcast...
Method and apparatus for the furnishing of benefits information and
A system and method for permitting an entity to more effectively make use of targeted benefits from a plurality of benefit providers; wherein the benefits are...
Systems and methods to facilitate selling of products and services
The system of the present invention provides systems and methods for selling goods and services on, over, through, and in conjunction with the Internet. The...
Method and system for detection of a fuel card usage exception
Determining a fuel card usage exception with the use of a computer that receives fuel card transaction data responsive to a fuel purchase event. The fuel card...
Controlling eCommerce authentication based on comparing cardholder
information among eCommerce authentication...
A method of operating a computer system is disclosed. An eCommerce authentication request is received from a merchant node. The eCommerce authentication request...
Authorization of cardless payment transactions
A method of processing a transaction between a customer and a merchant includes receiving from a mobile device of the customer or from another device of the...
Techniques for automatically approving transactions are described herein. These techniques may include determining whether a user who requested to conduct a...
Payment event feed
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for processing payment events. One of the systems includes one...
Consumer device based point-of-sale
Systems and related methods facilitating interactions between a merchant device, a central system and a consumer device are discussed herein. Wallet identifying...
One gesture, one blink, and one-touch payment and buying using haptic
control via messaging and calling...
Methods and systems for messaging, calling, and one blink, one-touch, and one gesture payments and buying via mobile and wearable devices are disclosed. An...
Social proximity payments
An application or App on a payer's mobile device is used to discover people known to the user and who are in close proximity to the user at the time of a...
Delivering customer specified receipt types at checkout
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for delivering customer specified receipt types at checkout. A customer...
Merchant category code ("MCC") based acceptance cost recovery
Methods and apparatus for recovering a transaction cost in connection with a transaction between a customer and a merchant are provided. The transaction cost...
Configurable personal digital identity card with motion sensor responsive
to user interaction
A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may...
Method and system for making electronic payments
A method and system for making electronic payments is disclosed herein. The method for making a payment for items being purchased by a customer at a point of...
System and method for registering financial accounts
A session to enroll customers to make payments has two stages, a first stage completed on the telephone or on a merchant or debt collector website, and a second...