Business Documentation Patents (Class 705/342)
  • Patent number: 10366685
    Abstract: Example apparatus, articles of manufacture and methods to determine semantic audio information for audio are disclosed. Example methods include extracting a plurality of audio features from the audio, at least one of the plurality of audio features including at least one of a temporal feature, a spectral feature, a harmonic feature, or a rhythmic feature. Example methods also include comparing the plurality of audio features to a plurality of stored audio feature ranges having tags associated therewith. Example methods further include determining a set of ranges of the plurality of stored audio feature ranges having closest matches to the plurality of audio features, a tag associated with the set of ranges having the closest matches to be used to determine the semantic audio information for the audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Alan Neuhauser, John Stavropoulos
  • Patent number: 10122731
    Abstract: A computing platform may receive, from a web server, entity identification information in different formats, and normalize the entity identification information. After normalizing the information, the computing platform may receive a plurality of interaction records each associated with an interaction between a system and a client of the system. The computing platform may compare the normalized entity identification information with the interaction records of the interactions between the system and the clients of the system. After determining that the entity identification information matches client information for one of the interaction records, the computing platform may send an alert to a control server. The alert may cause the control server to take one or more actions with respect to the client. For example, future attempts by the client to access one or more services offered by the system may be blocked for access by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Latta, Nelipher Moyo
  • Patent number: 9990635
    Abstract: An analysis is performed on first and second product information to determine a relationship between a first product and a second product. In response to a first notification from a first backend system, a first message is transmitted to a mobile device of the user indicating that the change of a first activity is needed. It is determined whether a modification of a second activity is needed based on the relationship information of the first product and the second product and in response to determining that the modification of the second activity is needed, a second message is transmitted to the mobile device, indicating a possible modification of the second activity and offering a list of one or more options to modify the second activity. A live communications session is established between the user and a support agent of the server to discuss the possible modification of the second activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TELETECH HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Tuchman, Bruce A. Sharpe, Henry D. Truong, Alan B. Rahn
  • Patent number: 9916627
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems and computer program products for directing a current user of a tax preparation application to a portion of the current user's tax document. Images of tax documents of other or prior users are received, and a tax document image is selected. Tax data within the selected tax document image is redacted from the image to generate an image of a template of a tax document. Sections or interface elements of interview screens generated by the tax preparation program are mapped to sections of the template. When the current user selects an interface element such as a field, a pre-determined or selected portion of the template image is presented through the tax preparation application to the current user. The particular field mapped to the particular selected interface element may be identified or highlighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Nankun Huang, Carol A. Howe, Robert E. Bamford, Christopher M. Dye
  • Patent number: 9703825
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer program product for maintaining a pre-computed result set are disclosed. A server coupled to a data source determines whether an object stored in the data source received an update. The server identifies at least one identifier associated with a pre-computed result set based on that determination. The pre-computed result set is computed based on the object. The server computes an updated pre-computed result set using the identifier by applying the received update to the pre-computed result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ming Zhou, Xun Cheng, Haiyan Du, Nitesh Maheshwari, Prabhas Kumar Samanta
  • Patent number: 9037516
    Abstract: A method and system of direct mailing in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each user profile associated with a verified geographic location and at least one of a contact address, associating a first user with a first user profile, selecting a mail mode, selecting a communication, generating a first display view to include a map view embodied by the community network, at least a portion of the user profiles represented at a location in the map view associated with the verified geographic location of the first user profile, selecting a second user profile from the portion of the user profiles, and generating a mailing of the communication, in a format associated with the mail mode, between the first user profile and the contact address associated with the second user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: FATDOOR, INC.
    Inventor: Raj Abhyanker
  • Publication number: 20150134563
    Abstract: A report data management server includes a report data storing unit storing organization data on an organization constituted by a plurality of elements, and report data produced within the organization such that the organization data and the report data are associated with each other, receives a request for supply of report data containing identification information of an element from a user terminal receiving selection of the element from a user based on hierarchical display of the plurality of elements, extracts from the report data storing unit report data corresponding to identification information contained in the request for supply (information based on which the element is uniquely identified) in accordance with reception of the request for supply, and supplies the extracted report data to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: IPS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshifumi AKITA
  • Publication number: 20150134555
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and mechanisms for document error resolution. According to various embodiments, errors in existing document record data associated with an existing document record may be identified. The existing document record may be associated with a digital image of a physical document, which may be associated with one or more document restrictions. Replacement data may be determined for resolving one or more of the identified errors, and the replacement data may be stored on a storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Tracker Corp
    Inventors: Brian Fancher, Julie Pearl
  • Publication number: 20150134562
    Abstract: Apparatus for routing batch data to two or more vendors is provided. The apparatus may include a receiver configured to receive a first message from a queue manager. The first message may include a first message topic. The first message may also include a pre-routing database location. The pre-routing database location may be a location in a database where batch data is stored. The first message may also include batch data characteristics. The batch data characteristics may define characteristics of the stored batch data. The apparatus may also include a transmitter configured to transmit to a rules database the batch data characteristics. The apparatus may further include a receiver configured to receive a routing rule from the rules database. The routing rule may be based at least in part on the batch data characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Navin Rajapakse, Silvia Adriana Krasuk, Raja Dharuman, Girish Venkobarao Nagasamudra, Srikar Nuvvula
  • Publication number: 20150134561
    Abstract: A method, system and/or NFC (Near field communication) enabled mobile device is provided for executing an electronic contract on NFC enabled mobile devices. A first contracting party is provided to apply an electronic signature thereof in an electronic contract provided on a first NFC enabled mobile device used by the first contracting party, the electronic signature is applied through a secure element of the first NFC enabled mobile device. The electronically signed contract is transmitted from the first NFC enabled mobile device to a second NFC enabled mobile device used by a second contracting party for providing the second contracting party to apply an electronic signature thereof in the received electronically signed contract from the first NFC enabled mobile device through a secure element in the second NFC enabled mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: PAUL A. ASHLEY, ANTHONY M. BUTLER, RAVI KOTHARI, YU-CHEN LIN
  • Publication number: 20150127574
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a terms of service agreement within an online document retrieval and storage system, and an electronic document enrollment verification process within the terms of service agreement that includes accessing the online document retrieval and storage system, viewing a terms of service (TOS) agreement displayed via the user computing device, selecting to view an electronic document within the TOS agreement, inputting verification information displayed within the electronic document, and accepting or rejecting the TOS agreement displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DigitalMailer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. DALY, JR., Leonard GIAMBALVO
  • Publication number: 20150127575
    Abstract: A development and testing environment with reduced database storage requirements that uses synthetic data based on anonymized real data, which allows the use of sensitive data for testing while protecting such data as required by privacy laws, secrecy laws and company policies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Robin Heizmann, Toni Farruggia
  • Publication number: 20150120604
    Abstract: Techniques enable virtual data write-back in business intelligence (BI) reporting. In one example, a method includes outputting an initial version of a business intelligence (BI) report, wherein the BI report comprises a first field and a first BI report element. The first field displays a first item of data from a first data source. The first BI report element is based at least in part on the first item of data. The method includes receiving an input indicating a modified form of the first item of data. The method includes generating a revised form of the first BI report element based in part on the modified form of the first item of data. The method includes outputting a revised version of the BI report comprising the modified form of the first item of data in the first field and the revised form of the first BI report element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George Jijiang Xu, Tom Xu Wu
  • Publication number: 20150120605
    Abstract: Techniques enable virtual data write-back in business intelligence (BI) reporting. In one example, a method includes outputting an initial version of a business intelligence (BI) report, wherein the BI report comprises a first field and a first BI report element. The first field displays a first item of data from a first data source. The first BI report element is based at least in part on the first item of data. The method includes receiving an input indicating a modified form of the first item of data. The method includes generating a revised form of the first BI report element based in part on the modified form of the first item of data. The method includes outputting a revised version of the BI report comprising the modified form of the first item of data in the first field and the revised form of the first BI report element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: George Jijiang Xu, Tom Xu Wu
  • Patent number: 9015079
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying and monitoring employees are provided. Employees call-in to the system at scheduled times. If an employee misses a scheduled call-in, an alert can be generated. An employer notification process can generate the alert, notifying a supervisor of the employee's missed call. The alert can include the employee's name, the location of the employee, and the time he/she was supposed to call. Such systems and methods can be used to verify that a worker is at the proper location at the proper time and awake and alert during the entire time period that he/she is supposed to be working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Steadycare, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Phillip Clifford, Patricia A. Marrin
  • Publication number: 20150106297
    Abstract: A user terminal device, an information providing system, and a method of providing information thereof are provided. The method for providing information in a user terminal device includes registering contact information in an address list according to a user's input, transmitting an event of registering the contact information to an external server, in response to profile information which corresponds to the contact information being received from the server, storing contact information registered in the address list and the profile information in association with each other, and in response to a display item which corresponds to the contact information being selected while the address list is displayed, displaying the profile information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-min WON, Seung-hyun YOON, O-hoon KWON, Mun-Jo KIM, Hyung-rai OH, Si-jun LEE, Soon-back CHA
  • Publication number: 20150100515
    Abstract: The present subject matter discloses a customer data unification system, implemented in a big data platform, for unification of customer data. In an embodiment, the customer data unification system includes a data operation module and an identity resolution module, both coupled to a processor. The data operation module obtains organizational customer data and social customer data organizational data sources and social media sources, respectively. The unstructured data from the organizational customer data and social customer data is processed for standardization and de-duplication. Further, the identity resolution module determine an identity resolution value for the social customer data to determine a similarity between the organizational customer data and the social customer data. Subsequently, the organizational customer data and the social customer data are unified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Siyo George, Bharatharajan Radhakrishnan, Sudeesh Kumar, Sunitha Mayelil Muralidharn
  • Patent number: 9002754
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system of a campaign in a geo-spatial environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes populating each profile of a geo-spatial social network with an address data, forming a group in support of a campaign in the geo-spatial network when a particular user creates the group in support of the campaign and automatically communicating media to a physical location of a member of the group based on the address data associated with each profile of the geo-spatial network. The method may also include automatically creating the group based on a public data associated with each profile of the geo-spatial social network even prior to certain users associated with each profile registering geo-spatial social network by applying the public data to the each profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fatdoor, Inc.
    Inventor: Raj Abhyanker
  • Patent number: 9001362
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a service provider to identify documents to include in a client's repository and for the client to print the documents from the client's repository. In an embodiment, a computing device receives authentication information identifying a first user, receives first user information identifying a second user, receives information indicating selection of a one or more particular documents, from a set of one or more documents, and sends document information that at least identifies the one or more particular documents to a repository associated with the second user. A printing device receives second user information identifying the second user, and, in response to receiving the second user information, retrieves the one or more particular documents from the repository based, at least in part, on the second user information. The printing device processes at least one document of the one or more particular documents for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Motoyama, Tomohito Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20150081588
    Abstract: A business rules batch processor is provided that includes a business rules manager that sends a plurality of pending requests to a rules database for processing. A business rules orchestrator receives statuses of the pending requests from the business rules manager. The business rules orchestrator manages the batch processing of the pending requests by assessing the rules database usage and job requirements of the pending requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Constantine Grammas, James L. Kelly, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150074014
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, roles within a job based security model are refactored to roles within a task oriented security model. The task oriented security model comprises task roles, which allow access to functionality and data, and enabler roles, which provide limits on the scope of the task roles. Data such as user assignment data, role to functionality mapping, functionality authorization objects, user identity and organizational data may be combined and normalized to create a mapping of users to functionality and organizational data. A refactoring engine may then examine the map to identify new candidate roles using contiguous regions of the map. Tuning parameters and constraints allow tuning of the candidate roles, and statistical metrics allow evaluation of the candidate roles. Candidate roles may be tested and applied in the new system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: John Christopher Radkowski, Saye Arumugam
  • Publication number: 20150066801
    Abstract: A machine implemented method and system for managing variation and customization of content or touchpoints for customer communications management. The touchpoint has a plurality of message zones able to receive messages from variants. Variants are selected from a database by a variant selector operating on a document composition server. The variants are selected based on selector data. The messages of the selected variant are placed into the message zones of the touchpoint and rendered for distribution to customer devices. When a variant at a higher level in the hierarchy is edited by the content creator, the system automatically updates dependent variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew WALLACE, Andrew LEHMAN, Jeff JANSSEN
  • Publication number: 20150066800
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for providing customer document indexing and presentment for expedited loading, inserting, updating, and presenting documents within a database framework. The documents include customer documents based on customer interaction with the entity. Specifically, the invention receives electronic documents from sources within the entity. The invention expedites the loading/inserting of large quantities of documents to database tables for storage. Initially received data for loading is processed, via partitioning, onto temporary tables. The documents are staged and subsequently pointed to a destination base table for storage. In this way, a massive amount of data loading from the temporary table to a base table may occur. Once loaded, notification of the documents availability for customer access is then provided to the customer. The documents are then either sent to the customer or accessible by the customer via application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Milan Hawes, III, John Henry Maas, Steven A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20150058249
    Abstract: A tallying apparatus includes a reception unit that receives process information regarding a process executed by an apparatus, an identification unit that identifies, based on the process information, an information group to which the process information belongs, and a tallying unit that tallies the process information according to a tallying rule that is stored in a tallying rule storage in association with the identified information group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Toru AKUTSU
  • Publication number: 20150058250
    Abstract: A method of managing how electronic files are created, stored, viewed, edited, distributed, shared, controlled and archived by a plurality of users from a plurality of remote devices. The method includes creating a virtual space on a centralized server; transmitting at least one electronic file via wireless or wireline communication link to the centralized server that stores the file and file properties; receiving and processing the virtual space, file and file properties on the centralized server over the communication link; and assigning said file by an automated method to a plurality of authorized individuals and groups. The centralized server contains a user rights manager that identifies access control capabilities for a plurality of individuals and groups to act upon the file, and the assigning step is performed automatically without human intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kaydon A. Stanzione, Lendell L. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20150058248
    Abstract: A system is provided that implements a more systematic process for obtaining business knowledge that is more efficient and timely. The process automatically reads business documents and produces a business ontology. In one implementation, the process dissects documents into sentences or collection of words that most resembles a sentence. Natural language processing algorithms may be used to identify the role of term within a sentence. Terms and associations resulting from the document analysis are used to specify a business ontology which can be then used to provide input to a software design process, among other business uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Dewayne Griggs
  • Publication number: 20150046368
    Abstract: To provide a system for determining whether to present agreement terms to a user at the time of use of a web service. The present invention is a system for determining whether to notify agreement terms to use a predetermined function to a user, the system having: an acquisition unit configured to acquire language information for specifying a language corresponding to a user and agreement information on a date of agreement of the agreement terms by the user; and a determination unit configured to, in the case where a request to use the predetermined function from a user is received, determine whether to notify the agreement terms to the user based on the date of the agreement terms corresponding to the language information acquired by the acquisition unit of a plurality of agreement terms corresponding to a plurality of languages, respectively, and the agreement information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150046366
    Abstract: A method and system for batch generation of one or more monolingual reports or bilingual reports is disclosed. One or more report types and a pre-stored data file are selected by a user. Customers account information is retrieved from the pre-stored data file. One or more report templates are verified based on the type of report and the report language. The one or more monolingual or bilingual reports are generated for the verified report template using the customers account information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lingua Next Technologies Pvt. Ltd
    Inventor: Rajeevlochan Phadke
  • Publication number: 20150046369
    Abstract: A document generation, interpretation, and administration system and method and a workflow management system with analytics are provided. The system and method are designed to manage a document process from inception through closure, including all follow-up tasks. The system and method include a portal or network having a data model for storing detailed data relating to draft and finalized documents. The data model is used to track pending and executed agreements, and to track manage specific agreement commitments and commitment triggering events to ensure that each agreement commitment is met. The system is capable of managing detailed agreements and numerous commitment types including financial and non-financial commitments. The system may also be used to generate correspondence and invoices as are necessary to meet various agreement commitments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: James TAYLOR, Russel MCNEIL, John EDWARDS, Robert COUCH, Andrew OZENNE, Frederick TEAGUE, Russell ZIMPRICH, Robyn SWEET, Mark HARRIS, Jake RICCIARDI, Mark TREPANIER
  • Publication number: 20150046367
    Abstract: Gathering information related to a meeting includes confirming that the meeting has occurred, analyzing an item submitted to a content collection to determine if the item relates to the meeting, and, if the item relates to the meeting, adding the item to a cluster of materials associated with the meeting, the cluster of materials being part of the content collection. The item may be a document created during a meeting at a meeting location using at least one of the following: a traditional whiteboard, an electronic whiteboard, an Easel Pad, an IdeaPaint wall, a dry erase surface, a presentation, and materials posted online by meeting participants. The item may include as least one photograph of handwritten materials created during the meeting and added to the content collection. Analyzing an item may include determining similarities between the item and the meeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Phil Libin, Hemant Garg, Phil Constantinou, Joseph Lopez, Stephen Breen
  • Publication number: 20150032657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computerized system for the distribution of a digital publishing product (200) realized by means of the Adobe InDesign™ publishing software platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: IVO EMANUELE FRANCESCO BONIOLO, NICOLA GIUSEPPE TRAPLETTI, YANEK STERZEL
  • Publication number: 20150026091
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a method and system for creating a data package for one or more consumer services. The method includes displaying a number of consumer services through an information-retrieving interface to a user, and receiving a selection of at least one consumer service from the user. The method then searches for information corresponding to the at least one selected consumer service in a database. The information may include workflow information, an application procedure for the selected consumer service, form(s), supporting document(s), and experiences of other users. The method also includes creating a data package based on the results of the searching. Furthermore, the method includes presenting the data package associated with the at least one selected consumer service to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kovendhan Ponnavaikko, Rinku Gajera, Nischal M Piratla
  • Publication number: 20150019456
    Abstract: Receipt insurance systems and methods provide protection to consumers against losses which may result from failure to possess a physical receipt or proof of purchase for retail purchase transactions. A receipt insurance application captures data of receipts for consumer purchase transactions from a retailer computer or transaction terminal and facilitates display and storage of receipt data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Victor T. SMITH
  • Patent number: 8933904
    Abstract: A transaction automation and archival system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing video display for imaging the various documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for allowing participants to sign, indicate choices, and otherwise interact directly on documents and images presented on the display. A computer controls the progress of the transaction, controlling, for example, the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receiving signatures on the displayed documents, offering choices of various packages to the purchaser, and insuring that the transaction is carried out properly. The transaction is logged for future review which may include a video record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Publication number: 20150006332
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, business data may be received from a remote business server. A graphical three-dimensional virtual environment may then be dynamically rendered, in substantially real time, based on the received business data. Interactions may occur with a user via the virtual environment, and business data stored at the remote business server may be updated in accordance with the interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Barak Kinarti, Nathan Ari, Tomer Gabbai
  • Publication number: 20150006431
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to a resource. A request for an individual within an organization to access the resource is received. In response to the request having been received, at least one constraint for accessing the resource by the individual is ascertained, based on respective constraints for accessing the resource by one or more other individuals in the organization. The one or more other individuals have a same role in the organization as the individual or have a respective relationship with the individual. The at least one constraint is provided to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guo K. Fu, De Shou Kong, Hua Li, Rui Wang, Wen Jing Wang
  • Publication number: 20140372336
    Abstract: Pending approvals in a computer system are aggregated from various parts of the computer system and presented to a user. Each pending approval includes contextual information and a user input mechanism to approve or reject the pending approval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle S. Young, Lisa R. Mueller, Julianne Prekaski, Bishara S. Kharoufeh
  • Publication number: 20140365395
    Abstract: Present invention enables to easily exchange the electronic business cards, using smart phones or other type of handheld computers. First, the user sets up an electronic business card in his/her smart phone. This electronic business card is exchanged with other users through the smart phones. Thereby, the user can obtain other users' electronic business cards. The user can also scan a paper business card. The user can organize these received and scanned electronic business cards in his/her smart phone. The data related to the user's and other people's electronic business cards is backed up in a server. Furthermore, various useful functions can be called through the stored electronic business cards. Useful information related to the stored electronic business cards is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Alan ARGUELLES, Junji Suzuki, Masamichi Yamasaki, Yojiro Kamei
  • Publication number: 20140358815
    Abstract: A modular, web-based document retrieval system is provided. The system allows for immediate access to all existing building plan drawings and documents for a site. The document retrieval system herein provides an efficient, organized and substantially automated solution for storing, tracking and accessing facility construction documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Ron Bourque
  • Publication number: 20140358817
    Abstract: A method for producing a system-specific project design document for control technology to be project-designed for a technical system as well as a device designed for the implementation of the method is provided. A reference project design document for the technical system is produced. Through a comparison of a project-specific project design document for the technical system the reference project design document, performed using a comparison marking, wherein the project-specific project design document is created using standard project design objects, the system-specific project document is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Klaus Wendelberger
  • Publication number: 20140358816
    Abstract: The present invention is a system that is an online company portal for includes, but is not limited to the following, managing, recording information, prepare reports, prompt sales associates to offer sales to customer, accounting, operations, and sales processes. It may be 100% permission based and remotely securely accessible online via just about any web browser and mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis Kinsey
  • Patent number: 8898166
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure relate generally to facilitating temporal content selection. In one implementation, the system parses a first plurality of online documents to generate a first data structure comprising historical keyword co-occurrences. The system can generate, via parsing a second plurality of online documents different from the first plurality of online documents, a second data structure comprising keyword co-occurrences not in the first data structure. The system can temporally link a first keyword of the second data structure with a second keyword of the second data structure. The second keyword may co-occur with the first keyword on a subset of the second plurality of online documents. The system can the temporally linked second keyword to a content selection server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Navrides, David Li-Kuang Chen
  • Publication number: 20140344181
    Abstract: A construction information system for managing construction project in real-time, comprising a server, database in communication with a computer and a remote client having a software application enabling communication between the server and client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Tiffany Hosey Brown
  • Patent number: 8879108
    Abstract: A method for controlling a document processing apparatus which registers input document data in a document management server includes acquiring, from the document management server, information about input items necessary for registration of the document data into the document management server, determining whether each of the input items necessary for the registration of the document data are input, based on the acquired information, and performing control to complete the registration of the document data into the document management server when it is determined that the input items are input, while to temporarily register the document data into the document management server when it is determined that at least one of the input items is not input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makiya Tamura
  • Patent number: 8854330
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing display for imaging documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for manual interaction with images on the display. A computer controls the transaction, and may for instance, control the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receive the purchaser's signature on the displayed documents when required, offer choices of various packages that can be accepted or declined by the purchaser, and insures that the entire transaction is carried out properly. The ECDU logs the transaction for future review and preferably records video and audio. Fingerprint readers allow participants to select between options by pressing their thumb or finger on the readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Publication number: 20140297376
    Abstract: A data modification device; said device including computer implemented instructions for automatically modifying raw data input from a user of said device into criteria bound output; said device including an input receiving Aggregator adapted to interrogate a selection of databases; said Aggregator acting to modify said raw data input with reference to one or more relevant ones of said selection of databases; said device providing to said user output conforming to legal or other appropriate criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Tanya Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140297535
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention allows a customer to use a uniform graphical user interface instead of multiple, discrete processing software applications and discrete hardware peripherals with different graphical user interfaces to enter data, perform workflow processing, validate the data entered and guide the customer with instructions. One or more embodiments of the invention simplifies the transfer of data between different applications/systems which are used in a workflow process, simplifies the entry of data by reducing or eliminating the need to reenter the same data, provides validation of the data entered by the customer and guides the customer with instructions. The data may also be transferred from one discrete hardware peripheral to another peripheral or a third party software application and increases customer ease by presenting the user with a uniform graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Docupace Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael PINSKER, Tom EMBROGNO
  • Patent number: 8843632
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for allocating resources of a publisher web service to a subscriber web service according to the subscriber web service's SLA type. A request for information is received from a subscriber web service. The request for information may include a SLA type between a publisher web service and the subscriber web service and an identifier of the subscriber web service. The composite service may include the publisher web service and the subscriber web service. A resource allocation associated with the SLA type is retrieved. A set of resources are allocated multiple resources of the publisher web service to the subscriber web service according to the resource allocation and the identifier. The set of resources may be configured to satisfy the request for information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Mercuri
  • Publication number: 20140279333
    Abstract: On a persistent storage device, a database of contracts is maintained. The database has at least one record for each of the contracts. The at least one record for each of the contracts includes at least one field comprising a corresponding contract end date. At a computer processor in communication with the persistent storage device, at least one user query is obtained. Responsive to the at least one user query, a signal is generated with the computer processor to cause a display device to display a histogram of the corresponding contract end date for at least one of the contracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Sean M. Galvin, Amyn Kassim-Lakha, Amit Bhandari, David Grimes, George Kusner
  • Publication number: 20140279670
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a target group business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Dirk Wagner, Wolfgang Gentes, Joerg Steinmann