Patents Assigned to American Management Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 7318224
    Abstract: A computer implemented process including (a) storing first and second strategy versions for application by a computer-implemented decision management system, the second strategy version being an edited version of the first strategy version and including a function; (b) storing first and second function versions of the function; (c) selecting the stored, second strategy version with one of the first and second function versions; and (d) applying the selected second strategy version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Honarvar, Steven Fatigante, Scott Metzger
  • Patent number: 7318046
    Abstract: A computer-based promise option advisory module included in a promise management system receives account data, customer data, and parameter data from a database or a collection system, and calculates and displays promise options, or interfaces to a decision engine which calculates the promise options. A user may accept the displayed promise options or input the user's own promise options, in which case the user's promise options are transmitted by the promise management system to the collections system for verification. The calculated promise options include a minimum payment amount and a maximum payment date, and correspond to a single promise, a two part promise, a long term promise, or a deferred payment arrangement promise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Wellons, Stacy Roach, Jame Cofran
  • Patent number: 7231657
    Abstract: A computer system to authenticate users of vendors supplying services and/or products to the users, the system having programmed processors providing authentication rules, authenticating users according to the authentication rules responsive to user authentication requests, configuring the authentication rules in real-time, thereby allowing real-time customization of the system, providing multi-factor user authentication processes, using any data sources providing information about and/or known to the users to authenticate the users, thereby providing a data agnostic system, and authentication strategies correspond to the authentication rules, thereby allowing the system to support authentication strategy experimentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Toraj Honarvar, Brandon Raymond Witte, Steve Chance Fatigante, Gary Lynn Harless
  • Patent number: 7096231
    Abstract: A computer-implemented export engine automatically extracts selected data directly from an object model via an object query language, automatically builds relational database tables for the extracted data and automatically inserts the extracted data into the tables. The tables with the inserted data are then loaded into a relational database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Surendra Kumar Rajak, Husain Choudhury
  • Patent number: 7062757
    Abstract: A computer-implemented rules based decision management system which is cross-platform, cross-industry and cross-function. The decision management system has a software architecture which includes a common code layer, a processing platform layer and a data architecture layer. The common code layer includes a common code kernel simultaneously operable on first and second hardware platforms which are different from each other, and provides software processing to interpret and apply the strategies. The processing platform layer includes a first software module supporting a processing mode for the first hardware platform, and a second software module supporting a processing mode for the second hardware platform. The data architecture layer includes a first data module supporting data storage and access by the first software module, and a second data module supporting data storage and access by the second software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Honarvar, Len Burt
  • Patent number: 7006994
    Abstract: An automated receivables management system that provides a self-service collection environment using an electronic network, such as the Internet or a PCS, as a medium for communication and transaction execution. Comprehensive collections services are provided in a fully automated fashion, including account decisioning, treatment specification, communication channel specification, and communication to the customer and method for payment/response from the customer using the electronic channel. The electronic network operates as a fully-automated electronic receivables environment, providing a medium for notification, receiving funds and customer responses, while allowing the creation of a test and control environment for experimentation on a customer level. Using results from existing policies or strategies, the system matches account performance with account history in order to determine the optimal new strategy for interacting with the respective account(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen James Campbell, Robert Owen Kramer, Jame Cofran, Randall S. Wellons
  • Publication number: 20050283407
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for facilitating the procurement of goods and services, comprising requesting any one of a plurality of procurement entities, completing procurement items associated with the requested procurement entity, and recording the procurement items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Deric Knowles, David Denenberg
  • Patent number: 6934528
    Abstract: A method for creating customer hierarchies via a network by sending an invitation to one or more customers to join a hierarchy, receiving, from the one or more of the customers, a request to join the hierarchy based upon the invitation, and adding the sender of the request to the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Ernesto Santos Loureiro, Frank Oliver Kruempelmann
  • Patent number: 6912508
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for promoting taxpayer compliance. A computer-implemented data mining system mines taxpayer data to identify taxpayer profiles for taxpayer compliance issues. A computer-implemented decision management system assigns the identified taxpayer profiles into groups based on characteristics of the taxpayer profiles. A computer-implemented case management system implements different treatments to different groups, to improve taxpayer compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. McCalden, John W. Bace, Robert Longo
  • Patent number: 6910021
    Abstract: The present invention is a system that includes a first financial management system handling receivables and a second financial management system handling payables. The receivables system sends debt offset information to an offset payment system and the payables system sends payment information to the offset payments system. The offset payment system either makes a payment or offsets the payment with the debt. Both of the financial management systems receive offset information from the offset payment system. The system designates, in the respective separate receivables and payables systems, debt and payments that are suitable for offset using threshold criteria such as age, amount, party, number of notices of delinquency, etc. The system allows administrative fees and other charges, such as interest and penalties, to be added to the debt as well as the limiting of the percentage applicable to the offset at the time of the referral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zipora Brown, Michael Vernon Baker
  • Patent number: 6904524
    Abstract: Using know methods a digital signature, such as a one-way hash, of a document is produced. A digital representation of a signature is associated with the digital signature. The digital representation may be, for example, a digitized picture of the signature. Both the digital signature and the digital representation of the signature are sent to a recipient. The recipient may then view the digital representation of the signature and provide visual confirmation of the authenticity of the signature. In addition, the digital representation of the signature may be electronically analyzed to determine a match. The digital representation of the signature may then be shown to the recipient when the electronic analysis indicates an authentically signed document so as to provide a visual assurance of integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Jaeger, Jr., M. Greg Shanton
  • Patent number: 6871293
    Abstract: A client/server computer architecture having a gap detector detecting gaps in sequence numbers of transactions transmitted by clients and processed by servers. When a gap is detected to thereby indicate that a respective transaction was transmitted but not processed, the client that originally transmitted the transaction is notified so that the client can retransmit the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanes DePaula Bomfim, Richard Stephen Rothstein, James Edward Simmons, Ashish Singh
  • Publication number: 20040193542
    Abstract: The present invention is a system that includes a first financial management system handling receivables and a second financial management system handling payables. The receivables system sends debt offset information to an offset payment system and the payables system sends payment information to the offset payments system. The offset payment system either makes a payment or offsets the payment with the debt. Both of the financial management systems receive offset information from the offset payment system. The system designates, in the respective separate receivables and payables systems, debt and payments that are suitable for offset using threshold criteria such as age, amount, party, number of notices of delinquency, etc. The system allows administrative fees and other charges, such as interest and penalties, to be added to the debt as well as the limiting of the percentage applicable to the offset at the time of the referral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zipora Brown, Michael Vernon Baker
  • Publication number: 20040193630
    Abstract: A system and method includes an interoperability engine dynamically generating and updating an application database, a web-based portal in a computer communications network, and a baseline data schema from at least one of a data source and a supplemental data source comprising self-describing documents, and enabling interoperability among application systems. The application database dynamically generates a reporting database. The web-based portal provides access to the application systems via the application database and the reporting database. The self-describing documents may be hosted. An integration unit maps the application systems to the baseline data schema and facilitates transmission and messaging between the baseline data schema and the application systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: American Management System, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew William McLauchlin
  • Publication number: 20040193651
    Abstract: A system and method includes an interoperability engine dynamically generating and updating an application database, a web-based portal in a computer communications network, and a baseline data schema from at least one of a data source and a supplemental data source comprising self-describing documents, and enabling interoperability among application systems. The application database dynamically generates a reporting database. The web-based portal provides access to the application systems via the application database and the reporting database. The self-describing documents may be hosted. An integration unit maps the application systems to the baseline data schema and facilitates transmission and messaging between the baseline data schema and the application systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: American Management System, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew William McLauchlin
  • Publication number: 20040177028
    Abstract: An object oriented trade finance system designed to support a large-scale transactional work flow on a global basis. The system is designed to support imbedded imaging technology for the scanning, storage and retrieval of all documents coming into and going out of the system. The system supports a flexible 3-tier architecture providing direct separation between the presentation layer, the business layer and the database layer. This flexibility allows for the distribution of processing across geographic boundaries while also providing the ability to perform high-volume transaction processing. The system supports all facets of the trade finance business including but not limited to letters of credit, collections, bankers acceptances and reimbursements. A trade finance system organized into a central and distributed location hardware architecture with a three tier software architecture having a user interface of a user work station which communicates with an application server including business objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Francis, Ronald W. Carden
  • Publication number: 20040162855
    Abstract: A system and method includes a retrieving unit dynamically retrieving one or more points from a database, wherein the points are one of telephone numbers, cable numbers, and IP address numbers. A group of points mapping unit dynamically maps the one or more points to one or more groups of points and dynamically orders each group of points to a calling group of points and a receiving group of points. A zone creator unit dynamically identifies the one or more groups of points having same calling areas and dynamically generates therefrom one or more local zones. An assignment unit dynamically assigns an identifier to each calling group of points and each receiving group of points in each local zone. A rule generator dynamically generates local calling rules by concatenating the identifiers assigned to the calling group of points and to the receiving group of points in each local zone. A data transfer unit transfers the local calling rules to a rule database for billing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Balazs Nagy, Michelle Mari Mace, Yinghui Yu
  • Patent number: 6772131
    Abstract: An object oriented trade finance system designed to support a large-scale transactional work flow on a global basis. The system is designed to support imbedded imaging technology for the scanning, storage and retrieval of all documents coming into and going out of the system. The system allows for the distribution of processing across geographic boundaries while also providing the ability to perform high-volume transaction processing. The system supports all facets of the trade finance business. The trade finance system is organized into a central and distributed location hardware architecture with a three tier software architecture. Work flow distribution rules are used to distribute the work items to a work item list for work group that can be distributed geographically in different time zones. The rules also redistribute the work items as needed to allow processing to continue when the originally assigned workgroup has reached an end of its business day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Francis, Ronald W. Carden
  • Publication number: 20040133487
    Abstract: A system that includes a set components that can offer a complete solution to a client or can be partitioned to offer solutions to specific areas. The components are modular. The components are independent and integrated containing all the necessary processes and inputs and outputs to function independently. The components can also be. integrated together into a system where the components work together. The set of components are also convergent by allowing all services to be provided and viewed via single interface through a single consolidated customer database independent of the type of service(s) being provided to a customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Hanagan, Leslee Eaton Cattrall Moore, Daniel Rakic, Andreas Seeger, Rene Sotola, Chris Tatem
  • Patent number: 6754672
    Abstract: A system and method includes an interoperability engine dynamically generating and updating an application database, a web-based portal in a computer communications network, and a baseline data schema from at least one of a data source and a supplemental data source comprising self-describing documents, and enabling interoperability among application systems. The application database dynamically generates a reporting database. The web-based portal provides access to the application systems via the application database and the reporting database. The self-describing documents may be hosted. An integration unit maps the application systems to the baseline data schema and facilitates transmission and messaging between the baseline data schema and the application systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew William McLauchlin