US Patent No: 6,341,270

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Method for providing vendor notification marketing in an electronic commerce network environment

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According to the invention, a method for providing real-time pricing of notifications of purchaser requirements to vendors in a heterogeneous network environment. The heterogeneous network environment can include a public packet switched network, such as the Internet, and a wireless network, such as a plurality of pagers. The purchaser requirements are embodied in a vendor notification. The method is operable in environments having a plurality of wireless terminals in communication with a vendor computer using a wireless network to receive real-time notification of a purchaser's requirements. At successive intervals, a timer can be utilized to change the price that a vendor pays for a vendor notification.

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  • TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Esposito, Augustine N Scottsdale, AZ 3 286
Garrett, Gregg Scottsdale, AZ 3 286

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8,107,366 System and method for using centralized network performance tables to manage network communications 52 2007
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8,040,811 System and method for collecting and managing network performance information 59 2007
8,015,294 Pin-hole firewall for communicating data packets on a packet network 67 2007
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7,948,909 System and method for resetting counters counting network performance information at network communications devices on a packet network 76 2007
7,940,735 System and method for selecting an access point 95 2007
7,843,831 System and method for routing data on a packet network 93 2007
7,808,918 System and method for dynamically shaping network traffic 91 2007
7,765,294 System and method for managing subscriber usage of a communications network 119 2007
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* 2008/0049,626 System and method for communicating network performance information over a packet network 56 2007
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* 2008/0052,784 System and method for restricting access to network performance information tables 53 2007
* 2008/0049,927 System and method for establishing a call being received by a trunk on a packet network 53 2007
* 2008/0049,753 System and method for load balancing network resources using a connection admission control engine 69 2007
* 2008/0049,632 System and method for adjusting the window size of a TCP packet through remote network elements 45 2007
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* 2008/0049,631 System and method for monitoring interlayer devices and optimizing network performance 50 2007
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9,020,479 Single version of a user device modem for use with different wireless carriers 14 2010
8,965,366 World SIM 4 2010
8,626,165 Dynamic carrier switching 28 2010
8,028,893 Over-the-air device provisioning and activation 1 2010
8,111,692 System and method for modifying network traffic 46 2010
8,374,090 System and method for routing data on a packet network 151 2010
8,687,614 System and method for adjusting radio frequency parameters 2 2010
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8,655,738 Contextual computing system 2 2011
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8,544,749 Over-the-air device provisioning and activation 0 2011
8,619,596 System and method for using centralized network performance tables to manage network communications 29 2012
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8,509,082 System and method for load balancing network resources using a connection admission control engine 93 2012
8,570,872 System and method for selecting network ingress and egress 21 2012
9,521,150 System and method for automatically regulating messages between networks 0 2012
8,520,603 System and method for monitoring and optimizing network performance to a wireless device 13 2012
8,743,700 System and method for provisioning resources of a packet network based on collected network performance information 1 2012
8,488,495 System and method for routing communications between packet networks based on real time pricing 0 2012
8,472,326 System and method for monitoring interlayer devices and optimizing network performance 1 2012
9,094,257 System and method for selecting a content delivery network 1 2012
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9,240,906 System and method for monitoring and altering performance of a packet network 1 2012
9,112,734 System and method for generating a graphical user interface representative of network performance 10 2012
9,225,609 System and method for remotely controlling network operators 0 2012
8,670,313 System and method for adjusting the window size of a TCP packet through network elements 2 2012
8,811,160 System and method for routing data on a packet network 0 2013
9,241,271 System and method for restricting access to network performance information 1 2013
8,976,665 System and method for re-routing calls 2 2013
9,054,915 System and method for adjusting CODEC speed in a transmission path during call set-up due to reduced transmission performance 0 2013
9,241,277 System and method for monitoring and optimizing network performance to a wireless device 0 2013
9,225,646 System and method for improving network performance using a connection admission control engine 0 2013
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9,253,661 System and method for modifying connectivity fault management packets 1 2013
9,154,634 System and method for managing network communications 0 2013
8,805,734 Automated attachment of segmentation data to hot contact leads for facilitating matching of leads to interested lead buyers 0 2013
9,042,370 System and method for establishing calls over a call path having best path metrics 0 2013
9,014,204 System and method for managing network communications 3 2013
9,054,986 System and method for enabling communications over a number of packet networks 0 2013
9,271,208 Dynamic carrier switching 0 2013
9,471,611 Distributed scalable policy based content management 0 2014
9,118,583 System and method for re-routing calls 1 2015
9,549,004 System and method for re-routing calls 0 2015
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