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US-7,454,310 Method for calculating business process durations
Provided is a system and method for calculating a time duration for a process or portion of a process. A timing interval based upon a single business process...
US-7,454,173 Load control in shared medium many-to-one communication systems
A load control method is described herein that enables a base station to broadcast three downlink signals including a busy indicator, a maximum resource...
US-7,453,857 Measuring medium activity patterns in wireless networks and deriving information from the activity patterns
An apparatus and method is provided for measuring medium activity patterns in wireless networks and deriving information about the radio environment from the...
US-7,451,397 System and method for automatically completing spreadsheet formulas
A system and method for automatically completing a formula of a spreadsheet application, calculator application, accounting application, business application or...
US-7,451,247 System using internet application for monitoring image-forming device and sharing device information among...
A method and system for monitoring, controlling and diagnosing operation of a machine such as a business office machine including a facsimile machine, a copier,...
US-7,451,148 Method of modifying a business rule while tracking the modifications
Components of the business rules may be stored as entries in one or more database tables. A rule editor may access business rule components and assemble the...
US-7,451,126 State space navigation system, user system and business methods for machine to machine business
The objective of this invention is to provide a system which could make general use of a large set of previously accumulated knowledge data and provide an...
US-7,450,952 System and method for implementing a radio frequency identifier (RFID) topology
Deployment of an RFID system in a business entails a thorough analysis of the 3-dimensional topography in which it is deployed. A deployment field may have...
US-7,450,873 Marking system involving non-business usage
This is a method for permitting an employee (user) authority to use his employer's marking apparatus for personal reasons. The supplier (provider) of the marking...
US-7,450,760 System and method for capturing and processing business data
A method and a system for interpreting information in a document are provided, with the system receiving an image of a document from a remote source and...
US-7,448,550 Enabling the use of machine-readable codes
Methods and apparatus, including computer systems and program products, for enabling the use of machine-readable codes. A computer program receives data...
US-7,448,534 Philanthropy management apparatus, system, and methods of use and doing business
A philanthropic donation management system and methods of use and doing business. The system includes a computing server in communication with a communications...
US-7,448,048 Method for performing real-time analytics using a business rules engine on real-time heterogeneous materialized...
A method for performing real-time analytics using a business rules engine on real time heterogeneous materialized data views is disclosed. The method comprises...
US-7,447,809 System using internet application for monitoring metering device and sharing metering information among departments
A method and system for monitoring, controlling and diagnosing operation of a machine such as a business office machine including a facsimile machine, a copier,...
US-7,447,078 Method for non-volatile memory with background data latch caching during read operations
Part of the latency from memory read or write operations is for data to be input to or output from the data latches of the memory via an I/O bus. Methods and...
US-7,444,637 Systems and methods for scheduling coprocessor resources in a computing system
Systems and methods for scheduling coprocessing resources in a computing system are provided without redesigning the coprocessor. In various embodiments, a...
US-7,444,477 System and method for efficiently performing memory intensive computations including a bidirectional...
A system and method for efficiently performing memory intensive computations including a bidirectional synchronization mechanism for maintaining consistency of...
US-7,444,466 Implementing feedback directed deferral of nonessential DASD operations
A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for implementing feedback directed deferral on nonessential direct access storage device (DASD)...
US-7,444,462 Methods for phased garbage collection using phased garbage collection block or scratch pad block as a buffer
A method for phased garbage collection is provided. In this method, a write command is received to write data. The write command is allocated a timeout period to...
US-7,444,406 Method, system, and storage medium for validating users of communications services and messages transmitted
Exemplary embodiments of the invention relate to a method, system, and storage medium for validating users of communications services. The method includes...
US-7,444,314 Methods and apparatus for business rules authoring and operation employing a customizable vocabulary
Methods and apparatus for authoring and executing an individualized language business rule. In one embodiment, a method comprises creating at least one...
US-7,440,924 Method and system for processing financial instrument deposits physically remote from a financial institution
A system that includes computer hardware, computer software, apparatus, and methodology that enables individuals, businesses, and all types of organizations...
US-7,440,922 System, method, and business method for settling micropayment transactions to a pre-paid instrument
The invention provides a method, business method, and system for conducting micropayment transactions between consumers and merchants. A merchant offers...
US-7,440,910 System and method for renewing business, professional, and personal contacts
A system and method for renewing business, professional and personal contacts is described. The system overcomes time and psychological hindrances to maintaining...
US-7,440,909 Methods and systems enabling the identification of actual costs in a transaction based financial and...
A computer implemented actual costing method for collecting and presenting an actual cost of performing a business activity includes the steps of carrying a...
US-7,440,694 SONET outage impact measurement technique
An accurate method of reporting "minutes of outage" for a SONET facility applies a set of business rules and hierarchical definitions to delete certain minutes...
US-7,440,563 Telecommunication and advertising business model and method of utilizing same
A telecommunication and advertising business model and method of utilizing same that permits users to make telephone calls for a predetermined amount of time...
US-7,438,226 Fraud risk advisor
A fraudulent business transaction application (FBTA) is provided for monitoring application based fraud. When a consumer supplies account access information in...
US-7,437,734 Propagating web transaction context into common object model (COM) business logic components
Methods and systems for instrumenting a COM object are disclosed. A request from a client for creating a COM object is intercepted and a wrapper object...
US-7,437,675 System and method for monitoring event based systems
A method and apparatus of monitoring business metrics, the method and apparatus providing an interface with which a user can specify what metrics to monitor,...
US-7,437,608 Reassigning storage volumes from a failed processing system to a surviving processing system
Provided are a method, system, and program for reassigning storage volumes from a failed processing system to a surviving processing system. A first processing...
US-7,437,454 Low-impact method and apparatus for maintaining network access servers
A method of performing maintenance on a network access server having associated channels carrying incoming digital or analog traffic determines whether...
US-7,437,357 Method and system for providing service listings in electronic yellow pages
A method and system for allowing a regional service merchant that is outside of a given geographical boundary, but services inside the geographical boundary, to...
US-7,437,348 Method and system for a non-georedundant failover system
The present invention implements computing systems in a configuration to reduce downtime. The computing systems are configured, without implementing a hot...
US-7,437,342 Method and system of deploying server-based applications
A computer-implemented method and system for developing and running applications in a networked computing environment includes one aspect in which requests are...
US-7,437,323 Method and system for spot pricing via clustering based demand estimation
A method and system can be used to determine an optimal price of a commodity on a spot market. Market state conditions can be generated using historical data,...
US-7,437,320 Process for organizing business and other contacts for multiple users
A method is provided that can include providing a computer, storing data records in the data store, processing the data records to form a hierarchical chart that...
US-7,437,168 Method and apparatus for controlling a quiet zone for wireless units
In an IP-based cellular wireless communication system, systems and methods for spatially controlling cellular phone usage are provided. Entry of a cellular phone...
US-7,436,819 Communication apparatus and control method thereof
The present invention aims at providing a communication apparatus accommodating both a LAN line or a broadband line and an ordinary public network (PSTN) so as...
US-7,436,816 Method and system for transmission-based billing of applications
Computer- and network-based methods and systems for transmission-based billing are provided. Example embodiments provide a Packet-Based Billing System ("PBBS"),...
US-7,434,730 part availability business process
A system and method for identifying and ordering parts and monitoring inventory levels is presented. The method includes the steps of capturing identifying...
US-7,434,257 System and methods for providing dynamic authorization in a computer system
A dynamic authorization callback mechanism is provided that implements a dynamic authorization model. An application can thus implement virtually any...
US-7,434,227 Portable business information content and management system
A system and method for generating business content portable across multiple software applications is described. In one embodiment, a universal object model...
US-7,434,099 System and method for integrating multiple data sources into service-centric computer networking services...
A system for diagnosing impairments in computer networking services a plurality of connector gateways for interfacing to a plurality of data sources to provide...
US-7,433,929 Intelligent network selection based on quality of service and applications over different wireless networks
A system and method for selecting a wireless network is disclosed. The method relates to selecting a wireless network from a plurality of wireless networks. A...
US-7,433,887 Method and apparatus for metadata driven business logic processing
A metadata driven system for supporting business application software required in the middle tier for a line of business applications includes a process metadata...
US-7,433,845 Data structure, method and system for generating person-to-person, person-to-business, business-to-person, and...
The delivery of a secure method and system of generating person to person, business to business, business to person and person to business transactions involving...
US-7,433,838 Realizing legally binding business contracts through service management models
Methods and apparatus for managing business interactions between opposing parties. Business interactions are mapped to service contracts. The service contracts...
US-7,433,829 System and method for managing global risk
A system for tracking compliance to risk management policies for a given enterprise that provides risk status feedback on hierarchical managerial levels. The...
US-7,433,792 Disc drive testing system and method
A disc drive testing method is provided for testing a plurality of disc drives. The disc drive testing method includes steps of: selecting a disc drive as a...
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