Patents Examined by B. Joan Amelunxen
  • Patent number: 7729965
    Abstract: Confidence scoring entails receipt of a predicted property value for a given property, where the predicted property value is determined based upon application of a property value prediction model. A set of values corresponding to input factors is determined for the property value prediction model, and model parameters are estimated based upon those values. A confidence score for the predicted property value is then calculated using a confidence scoring model and the model parameters. The confidence score is preferably provided as an accuracy probability. This may further be in the form of a probability that the predicted property value has an error within a specified range, such as a specified range expressed in terms of a percentage error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Fannie Mae
    Inventors: Mark Y. An, Andre H. Gao
  • Patent number: 7702581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for initiating and/or conducting a transaction that is associated with at least two corresponding declarations of intent, in particular a payment transaction, between at least two transaction parties via a processing unit (3), in which payment transaction at least one of the transaction parties uses a land line telephone or mobile telephone (1, 2) or a mobile communications device for transmitting data. The method is characterized by the transmission of data to the processing unit by at least two transaction parties within a limited time frame, and by the fact that the initiation of the data transmission of these transaction parties is effected actively by the transaction parties and not by the processing unit (3), while the data transmitted during initiation contain features that enable correlating the declarations of intent with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Christian Hogl
  • Patent number: 7680716
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for interim allocation of excess funds in a control operating account in an intermediary bank prior to actual distribution to aggregated accounts, the method comprising: (a) monitoring the control operating account during an interim period prior to the distribution to determine for each of a plurality of the clients whether the funds held in the control operating account by that client exceeds a predetermined amount; (b) reallocating, for at least one of the clients that has been determined to have an amount of funds that exceed the predetermined amount in the control operating account, the amount of the funds listed in an electronic database for the one client in the control operating account by at least a second amount to reduce the funds held in the control operating account by the one client to at or below the predetermined amount; (c) allocating at least funds equal to or in excess of the second amount from the one or more destination aggregated accounts of the respec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7680718
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting an abnormal trading condition of a security uses real-time and estimated values of one or more variables associated with the condition of the security to generate one or more analytic metrics that are compared to empirical distributions based on one or more peer groups for the security. An indicator can then be displayed to a trader as an indication of the abnormal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: ITG Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Yossef Brandes, Ian Domowitz, Milan Borkovec, Jian Yang, Robert D. Sinclair, Vitaly Serbin
  • Patent number: 7672886
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from one or more deposit accounts in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of the deposit account(s), exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated; additionally, dispersing the deposit account funds among multiple banks allows the client to obtain FDIC insurance for all of the deposited funds, which may amount to insurance in excess of the statutory maximum allowed (presently $100,000.00).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7672902
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for pre-funding interest in the process of managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, each of the clients having a client asset balance in a respective client account associated with the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (a) receiving or calculating a pre-funding amount for interest for one or more client accounts; (b) receiving access to or obtaining control over funds for the pre-funding amount; (c) receiving information about a termination of a given client account with funds held in the one or more aggregated accounts prior to an end of an interest period; (d) receiving or calculating an interest payment due to the client account for the client asset balance; and (e) transferring before the end of the intere
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7672901
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (a) conducting an allocation process to allocate net deposits of funds to and net withdrawals of funds from the aggregated accounts, the allocation process comprising: (1) determining for each request for a net withdrawal of funds from or a net deposit of funds to at least one of the aggregated accounts whether the request occurred after a cut-off time; (2) receiving or calculating for at least one request that occurred before the cutoff time a holdback amount from the net deposit to or net withdrawal from the one aggregated account relating to funds to be heldback that may be used in covering post cut-off time transactions; (3) holding back the holdback amount o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7668772
    Abstract: This invention provides system and methods for managing accounts of clients at customer financial entities so that deposits of up to $100,000 or greater are insured, so that interest income earned on a portion of all of the account balances may be flexibly allocated according to customer instructions, and so that withdrawals are not limited. These objects are satisfied by holding client funds at interest-earning money market deposit accounts at one or more banks or savings institutions. More particularly, this invention provides methods for receiving client transaction information, determining a net transfer of funds into or out of each client account from transaction information, causing transfer of funds from the insured, interest-bearing deposit accounts to match the net transfer of funds into or out of each client account, and allocating interest earned by the deposit accounts to clients according to customer instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7668771
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, each of the clients having a client asset balance in a respective client account associated with the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (1) allocating fund deposits to and fund withdrawals from the aggregated accounts, the step of allocating comprising: (a) calculating an aggregated transaction amount based on a total net transaction from among the plurality of the client accounts during a period of time; (b) selecting at least one aggregated account from among the group of aggregated accounts in the different deposit institutions to which to deposit or to withdraw funds based, at least in part, so as to avoid withdrawing funds from or depositing funds to at least a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7664692
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a stock index for a group of investment management companies is disclosed. The method may include obtaining first trade information for each security representative of the group of investment management companies during a first time period, aggregating the first trade information for a predetermined time period, storing the aggregated first trade information, calculating from the aggregated first trade information an index for the group of investment management companies, determining a standardized measure of the index based on the aggregated first trade information obtained in the first time period, and periodically recalculating the index based on second trade information for each security representative of the group of investment management companies during a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Chicago Board of Options Exchange
    Inventors: William Brodsky, William Speth
  • Patent number: 7558755
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of valuing and modeling an investment comprising the steps of: providing at least one investment for consideration comprised of at least one future cash flow; creating at least one probability distribution for each future cash flow, by a user, each probability distribution to represent uncertainty of magnitude at at least one particular time to provide at least one magnitude distribution; creating at least one probability distribution for each future cash flow, by a user, each probability distribution to represent uncertainty of timing at at least one particular magnitude to provide at least one timing distribution; combining the magnitude distributions and at least one timing distribution into at least one joint-probability distribution function; and converting at least one joint-probability distribution function to generate a two-dimensional net present value probability distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Antony R. Mott