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Kevin Kwong Tai Chung: Article tracking system and method. Amerasia International Technology, Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C, April 26, 2005: US06883710 (169 worldwide citation)

A system and method are useful for tracking an article at a plurality of stations. A smart tag is associated with each article to be tracked, e.g., by being attached to the article either directly or indirectly, e.g., to a container containing the article. The smart tag includes at least an electron ...


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Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie: Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Intertrust Technologies Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, September 20, 2005: US06948070 (158 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain ...


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Jeffrey Kohl Wilkins, Jack Marshall Zoken: Internet-enabled lead generation. Jeffrey K Wilkins, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, March 15, 2005: US06868389 (136 worldwide citation)

A method of generating intender leads in a distributed computer system includes the steps of identifying purchase indicators and extracting prospect identifiers from the purchase indicators. Purchase indicators are pieces of data that represent a potential future purchase by a prospect. For example, ...


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Pradeep K Bansal, Carroll W Creswell: Method and apparatus for advanced scheduling and messaging system. AT&T, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 24, 2005: US06898569 (122 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus provide an advanced scheduling and messaging system in which information about an appointment is received from a user. Information about an attendee associated with the appointment, including attendee notification information, is also received. When it is determined that the u ...


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Aleksander Szlam, Karl A Walder, Boguslaw Gil: Business transactions using the internet. CIM, Bourque & Associates, March 15, 2005: US06868395 (113 worldwide citation)

In a campaign, a customer's file is reviewed to determine the offer or solicitation to send to the customer and the time such will remain open, and an e-mail message is sent to the customer that contains the offer or solicitation in text, a packet, or a URL address for a protected personalized web p ...


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Daniel E Tedesco, James A Jorasch, Jay S Walker: Billing statement customer acquistion system. Walker Digital, Dean P Alderucci, May 24, 2005: US06898570 (111 worldwide citation)

A customer acquisition system is disclosed that allows an offeror service provider to acquire new customers by making acquisition offers to customers through the billing statements of other businesses (“billing statement issuers”). An “acquisition offer” is an offer by the offeror service provider t ...


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Robert Thomas Cato: Shopper tracker and portable customer service terminal charger. International Business Machines Corporation, Sawyer Law Group, Jeanine Ray Yarletts, August 9, 2005: US06928343 (101 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for a shopping system, the system including a shopping cart including a plurality of wheels; a portable electronic device (e.g., a CST or POS terminal), coupled to the shopping cart, for displaying shopping data; and a position mapping system, coupled to the electron ...


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Robert S Showghi, Scott Juds: Remote ordering system and method. I3E Holdings, David A Greenlee, July 19, 2005: US06920431 (100 worldwide citation)

A system and method for enabling patrons at large venues, such as spectator venues, convention halls, or airports, which have identifiable delivery locations, to utilize hand-held, wireless communication devices to self-order food, drink, souvenir items or services from remote order fulfillment loca ...


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Scott R Sargent: Base service architectures for netcentric computing systems. Accenture, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 29, 2005: US06874010 (100 worldwide citation)

A base services architecture for a netcentric computing system is disclosed. The base services architecture includes at least one web server that is connected with an Internet connection and at least one client. A web server service is located on the web server. During operation, the web server serv ...


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Howard Lutnick, Stuart Fraser, Bijoy Paul: Automated price improvement protocol processor. Cantor Fitzgerald, CEPH, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, November 8, 2005: US06963856 (88 worldwide citation)

Data processing systems and methods for managing transactions in auction-based trading of specialized items such as fixed income instruments are presented. The data processing system provides a highly structured trading protocol implemented through a sequence of trading paradigms. The system employs ...