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US-7,958,161 Methods and apparatuses for providing hosted tailored vertical applications
Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatuses for providing hosted highly tailored vertical applications. In accordance with one embodiment, a...
US-7,958,083 Interacting methods of data summarization
Summarization methods can interact on a common data source using identifiers that correspond to events or other actions. These identifiers can be updated,...
US-7,958,060 Business method for giving and tracking gifts
A business method for distributing gifts. The method employs a gift wrap which is marked with a specific code number. The wrap is sold by an originator to a...
US-7,958,049 System and method for obtaining customer bill information and facilitating bill payment at biller websites
An integrated electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) system is disclosed which obtains bills for customers (which include individuals, businesses, and...
US-7,958,031 Apparatus, system, and method for automated identity relationship maintenance
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for automatically maintaining identity relationships among disparate enterprise information systems. The...
US-7,958,026 Hierarchical transaction filtering
Systems and methods of allocating transactions among business objects are described. Allocation is accomplished using generated allocation rules that are...
US-7,958,013 Method, system and business model for a buyer's auction with near perfect information using the internet
A methodology, system and business model are disclosed for facilitating a fully automated buyer's auction in which the major types of transaction costs are...
US-7,958,002 Economic model for measuring the cost and value of a particular health insurance plan
The present invention provides a system and method for measuring the relative economic benefits from services offered by health care plans. The present...
US-7,957,999 Electronic acquisition system and method
A system and method providing a centralized acquisition utility for facilitating event requests for multiple client products and/or services, where a dispatcher...
US-7,957,994 Defining service funding for a service oriented architecture
Methods and systems for defining service funding for a Service Oriented Architecture (`SOA`) are described that include, in response to an event requiring a...
US-7,957,992 Modification of a diagram for business process optimization
System and method for displaying information regarding a business process. A diagram of the business process may be displayed on a display. The diagram may...
US-7,957,900 Tracking vehicle locations in a parking lot for definitive display on a GUI
A computer implemented method for displaying on a map a definitive image of precise locations of multiple mobile objects such as vehicles in a lot. The lot is...
US-7,957,718 Method and apparatus for telecommunication expense management
The user of a handheld wireless communicator, for example a cell phone or so-called smartphone completes a call or email or other communication event. The event...
US-7,957,296 Apparatus for and method of detecting loss of signal in a radio frequency cable
A novel apparatus and method of detecting loss of signal events in RF cable. The loss of signal may be caused malicious cable cuts, inadvertent disconnects,...
US-7,954,111 Data structures for context information related to business events
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to data structures for context information related to business events. Data characterizing...
US-7,954,091 Method and apparatus for testing of business processes for web services
A method for unit testing of business processes for Web services, including steps of mapping the Web service description language (WSDL) elements of a process...
US-7,953,800 Integrating a web-based business application with existing client-side electronic mail systems
A method, system, computer program product, and related business methods are described in the context of a web-based business information system having an...
US-7,953,729 Resource optimizations in computing utilities
Techniques are provided for use in accordance with relates to computing utilities. For example, in one aspect of the invention, a method for use in a computing...
US-7,953,722 Query response service for business objects
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a query response service for business objects. In general, data characterizing a request to...
US-7,953,695 System and method for integrated data mart defining start schema model processing business contact data from...
Disclosed is a data collection and analysis system that is capable of extracting data from various disparate sources, i.e., contact channels, storing the data...
US-7,953,691 Performance evaluating apparatus, performance evaluating method, and program
A performance evaluating apparatus for a rule is provided, which is capable of evaluating a business value of a rule applied to the operation and management of...
US-7,953,651 Validating updated business rules
A computer-implemented method for validating updated business rules. A first set of documents utilized to validate a first set of business rules is provided. A...
US-7,953,627 Identifying industry segments with highest potential for new customers or new spending for current customers
A method and system are used to identify industry segments with highest potential for new customers or new spending for current customers. This includes...
US-7,953,626 Systems and methods for assessing and tracking operational and functional performance
Methods and systems for assessing and tracking operational and functional performance can include compiling performance data for an entity (e.g., an entire...
US-7,953,624 Systems and methods for facilitating delivery of consulting services
A method for providing consulting services includes assembling a plurality of solutions or recommendations designed to promote cost savings and improved...
US-7,953,619 Business process diagram visualization using timeline-based heat maps
System and method for displaying information regarding a business process. A diagram of the business process may be displayed on a display. The diagram may...
US-7,953,455 Wireless telecommunication device
A wireless telecommunication device including a foreground unit, and a background unit that is physically separated from the foreground unit and in local...
US-7,949,992 Development of information technology system
A method performed in an Information Technology (IT) development environment and an associated computer system. Business requirements are translated into...
US-7,949,871 Method for creating virtual service connections to provide a secure network
A Secure Service Network (SSN) in which at least two participants having a relationship are connected to a physical network by way of Secure Service Gateways...
US-7,949,764 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-7,949,749 Method and system for controlling and auditing content/service systems
An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users,...
US-7,949,688 Method of recording and backtracking business information model changes
A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing the evolution of a data model through the application of change statements. Each change...
US-7,949,686 Method and apparatus for scalable transport processing fulfillment system
A scalable fulfillment system is presented that supports business processes, manages the transport and processing of business-related messages or documents...
US-7,949,628 Information technology configuration management
The described embodiments contemplate a system, method and computer-readable medium with computer-executable instructions for managing an information technology...
US-7,949,619 Business process analyzer that serializes obtained business process data and identifies patterns in serialized...
A system and method for analyzing enterprise applications driven by business processes is provided. The method for analyzing business processes comprises the...
US-7,949,577 Commission management system
A computer system and method for managing commissions, including: a storage device containing a database having commission data and a periodic extract of sales...
US-7,949,553 Method and system for a selection optimization process
Systems and methods are described which optimize a business process through adaptive learning. Incoming customers are profiled and based on the customer's...
US-7,945,752 Method and apparatus for achieving consistent read latency from an array of solid-state storage devices
A technique for achieving consistent read latency from an array of non-volatile solid-state memories involves an external entity determining the "busy" or "not...
US-7,945,673 Reduced wireless internet connect time
A method for reducing the connect time for server access by wireless devices connecting to the server via a gateway is described. A connection from the wireless...
US-7,945,659 Technology administrative portal
A system and method for determining and displaying return-on-investment (ROI) of components on a network is described. The system includes one or more processes...
US-7,945,498 Method for facilitating chemical supplier transactions
A business-to-business transaction clearinghouse integrates the traditional point-to-point business supply chain at the clearinghouse. The clearinghouse...
US-7,945,497 System and method for utilizing interrelated computerized predictive models
The invention relates to a system for handling insurance requests, such as new coverage applications, renewal applications, and insurance quote requests. The...
US-7,945,467 Method for discerning and communicating organization's culture/posture towards business environment through...
A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium for a policy guidance system comprising one or more Cartesian coordinate plots of a policy's adherence and...
US-7,943,315 Methods for testing milk
The disclosure is related generally to methods for testing mammary fluid (including milk) to establish or confirm the identity of the donor of the mammary...
US-7,941,625 Volume selection method and information processing system
In a storage management system in which a storage apparatus is connected via a network to a volume allocation management server having a performance requirement...
US-7,941,502 Method and system for migrating content on a network
A method and system for migrating content on a network. In one method embodiment, the present invention accesses a directory having a network address. A...
US-7,941,463 Methods of transforming application layer structure as objects
Embodiments consistent with the invention transform business application logic entities or structures into OOP structures that represent the data, ...
US-7,941,461 System and method for developing and enabling model-driven XML transformation framework for e-business
A system and method for developing and enabling model-driven extensible Markup Language (XML) transformation to XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) format...
US-7,941,398 Autopropagation of business intelligence metadata
A method of processing data is disclosed. A data field change is detected in a received data entry received by a business intelligence application. A shared...
US-7,941,369 Method of assisting a business in acquiring merchant services
A method of assisting a business in acquiring merchant services includes the following steps: gathering the information of the business; comparing the gathered...
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