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Patents by Assignee The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

  • System and method for data cleansing  

    Patent number: 9268803  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving an input postal address, (b) comparing the input postal address to a standard, (c) providing a single best postal address corresponding to the input postal address based on the comparing, (d) matching the single best postal address to a business in a business information database, (e) obtaining a business address for the business from the business information database, and (f) correcting the single best postal address, based on the business address, to yield a corrected postal address. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a machine-readable medium having instructions stored thereon that cause the machine to perform the method.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: February 25, 2010  

    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016  

    Assignee: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Andrew Kapochunas, Cynthia Bergelt  

  • System for non-deterministic disambiguation and qualitative entity matching of geographical locale data for business entities  

    Patent number: 9183223  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving data that describes a location, (b) extrapolating, from the data, an address associated with the location, (c) identifying a segment of a thoroughfare that includes the address, (d) defining a polygon that has a perimeter that encompasses a geographic region that is in a vicinity of the segment, (e) obtaining geo-coordinates of a point within the polygon, (f) identifying an address at the geo-coordinates, and (g) identifying an entity that is associated with the address at the geo-coordinates. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage device that contains instructions that control a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: March 14, 2014  

    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015  

    Assignee: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Anthony J. Scriffignano, Warwick Matthews, Michael Klein  

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD USING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL RATING TO DETERMINE AN ENTITY'S FUTURE COMMERCICAL VIABILITY  

    Publication number: 20150149247  

    Abstract: A method and system for determining an entity's future commercial viability which comprises: (a) using a first predictive modeling, determining a future commercial viability of the entity, the first predictive modeling is derived by identifying patterns in data and relating to predictive attributes, thereby generating a viability score; (b) using predictive modeling to generate a relative ranking of the entity against its peer group, thereby generating a comparative viability score (i.e.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: May 1, 2014  

    Publication date: May 28, 2015  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Alla KRAMSKAIA, Paul Douglas BALLEW, Nipa BASU, Michael Eric DANITZ, Jayesh SRIVASTAVA, Karolina Anna KIERZKOWSKI, Anthony James SCRIFFIGNANO, John Mark NICODEMO, Kathleen WACHHOLZ, Robin Fry DAVIES, Xin YUAN  

  • CALCULATING A PROBABILITY OF A BUSINESS BEING DELINQUENT  

    Publication number: 20150142638  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes employing a computer to perform operations of (a) receiving, from a data source, by way of an electronic communication, a descriptor of a business, (b) matching said descriptor to data in a database, thus yielding a match, wherein said data includes a unique identifier of said business, (c) saving to a log, a signal that includes said unique identifier, (d) counting a quantity of signals that include said unique identifier in said log, thus yielding a number of said signals for said unique identifier, and (e) calculating a credit score for said business, based on said number of signals. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage device that controls a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: May 1, 2014  

    Publication date: May 21, 2015  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Alla KRAMSKAIA, Paul Douglas BALLEW, Nipa BASU, Michael Eric DANITZ, Brian Scott CRIGLER, Karolina Anna KIERZKOWSKI, John Mark NICODEMO, Xin YUAN, Don L. Folk  

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING ORGANIZATION FAMILY TREE INFORMATION  

    Publication number: 20150120347  

    Abstract: A system and a method for updating hierarchical family trees of organizations having related corporate members. The system includes a data processor; a memory for storing instructions for operation of the data processor, the instructions causing the processor to perform steps of accessing a comprehensive linkage repository having corporate linkage data stored therein; determining changes in the corporate linkage data; generating a change file representative of the changes in the corporate linkage data; using the change file to generate exceptions to the corporate linkage data stored in the repository; generating an updated hierarchical family tree in accordance with the exceptions; and storing the updated hierarchical family tree.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: November 27, 2013  

    Publication date: April 30, 2015  

    Applicant: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Brendan BINEDELL, James WHITE, Cian CRADDOCK, Maxime BROUSSARD, Andrew DOYLE, Tony RYAN, Claire BACON  

  • Location-aware business data retrieval  

    Patent number: 9009132  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) sending to a geocoding service, an indicator of a location, where the geocoding service returns a bounding box that defines a geographic area, (b) sending to a search engine, a first query that includes the bounding box and a first parameter, where the search engine returns an identifier of a first business entity located within the geographic area and an indicator of an industry in which the first business entity is engaged, and (c) sending to the search engine, a second query that includes the bounding box and the indicator of the industry in which the first business entity is engaged, where the search engine returns coordinates of a second business entity located within the geographic area.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: March 4, 2011  

    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventor: Daniel Scott Camper  

  • System and method for aggregation and association of professional affiliation data with commercial data content  

    Patent number: 8930383  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (i) receiving a first record that contains an identity of an individual, a name of a business, and a role of the individual in the business, (ii) matching the first record to data that provides a unique business identifier for the business, (iii) matching the first record to data that provides a unique individual identifier for the individual, (iii) appending to the first record (a) the unique business identifier, (b) the unique individual identifier, and (c) a unique role identifier for the role of the individual in the business, (iv) matching the first record to a second record based on the unique business identifier, the unique individual identifier, and the unique role identifier, and (v) consolidating the first and second records into a resultant record.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: January 28, 2011  

    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Bethany Dekker, John Nicodemo, Kimberly Rounds, Anthony J. Scriffignano, Karma Hara, Michael Klein, David Hanuschak  

  • APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TOTAL LOSS PREDICTION  

    Publication number: 20140330706  

    Abstract: A Total Loss Predictor Score assesses the risk of Total Loss of new credit applications by leveraging the most powerful insights from business databases. The Total Loss Predictor Score built on segmentation and algorithms that use the commercial information from business databases, powered by analytics, delivers a unique solution for credit risk management to help business creditors with origination decisions.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: April 18, 2014  

    Publication date: November 6, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Xin YUAN, Paul Douglas BALLEW, Nipa BASU, Jianjing LING, Kathleen WACHHOLZ, ALLA KRAMSKAIA, Brian Scott CRIGLER  

  • ENHANCEMENT OF MULTI-LINGUAL BUSINESS INDICIA THROUGH CURATION AND SYNTHESIS OF TRANSLITERATION, TRANSLATION AND GRAPHEMIC INSIGHT  

    Publication number: 20140278350  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes parsing a string of characters into its graphemes, and generating a pattern of characters that represents an abstraction of the graphemes. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage device that contains instructions for controlling a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: March 14, 2014  

    Publication date: September 18, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Anthony J. SCRIFFIGNANO, Michael KLEIN, Sean CAROLAN, Warwick MATTHEWS  

  • SYSTEM FOR NON-DETERMINISTIC DISAMBIGUATION AND QUALITATIVE ENTITY MATCHING OF GEOGRAPHICAL LOCALE DATA FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES  

    Publication number: 20140280160  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving data that describes a location, (b) extrapolating, from the data, an address associated with the location, (c) identifying a segment of a thoroughfare that includes the address, (d) defining a polygon that has a perimeter that encompasses a geographic region that is in a vicinity of the segment, (e) obtaining geo-coordinates of a point within the polygon, (f) identifying an address at the geo-coordinates, and (g) identifying an entity that is associated with the address at the geo-coordinates. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage device that contains instructions that control a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: March 14, 2014  

    Publication date: September 18, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Anthony J. SCRIFFIGNANO, Warwick MATTHEWS, Michael KLEIN  

  • Process and system for automated collection of business information from a business entity's accounting system  

    Patent number: 8799116  

    Abstract: There is provided a method, performed by a processor. The method includes obtaining accounting data from a first database, and sending the accounting data to a second database, wherein the second database is located remotely from the first database.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: September 28, 2007  

    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Guy P. Lehman, Neel Chauhan, Andres Benvenuto, Perry Ziff  

  • SYSTEM AND PROCESS OF ASSOCIATING IMPORT AND/OR EXPORT DATA WITH A CORPORATE IDENTIFIER RELATING TO BUYING AND SUPPLYING GOODS  

    Publication number: 20140136440  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes matching records from a plurality of international import/export databases, to unique corporate identifiers, and merging data from the records into a global database. There is also provided a system that employs the method, and a storage device that contains instructions that cause a processor to execute the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: August 29, 2013  

    Publication date: May 15, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Adnan AHMED, Yan DUAN, Jerry RONAGHAN, Andres BENVENUTO, Anthony J. SCRIFFIGNANO, Michael KLEIN  

  • SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR DISCOVERING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ENTITIES BASED ON COMMON AREAS OF INTEREST  

    Publication number: 20140101146  

    Abstract: A method for generating a relevance score for at least one candidate retrieved in a search, the method comprising: initiating a query seeking at least one the candidate based upon at least one filter selected from the group consisting of: product name, product category, company name, HS code, SIC code and any other product-related qualifier; searching at least one database for matches between the candidate and the filter, thereby generating at least one matched candidate; generating an initial relevance score for each the matched candidate; generating at least one additional score for each the matched candidate, wherein the additional score is at least one selected from the group consisting of: a reputation score, a score boost, a past behavior score, a profile match score, a preference match score and a web behavior score; and generating a final relevance score based upon the initial relevance score and the at least one additional score for each the matched candidate.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: August 30, 2013  

    Publication date: April 10, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Anthony J. SCRIFFIGNANO, Michael KLEIN, Sudip CHAKRABORTY, Mark STREITMAN, Adnan AHMED, Joseph CASTAGLIOLA, Yan DUAN, Andres BENVENUTO, Hiu Tai CHAN  

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECURSIVELY TRAVERSING THE INTERNET AND OTHER SOURCES TO IDENTIFY, GATHER, CURATE, ADJUDICATE, AND QUALIFY BUSINESS IDENTITY AND RELATED DATA  

    Publication number: 20140101124  

    Abstract: A system and a method used for data discovery in accordance with an inquiry in which multiple sources, which may be web sites or other data sources, are examined for data relevant to the inquiry. The process and method is performed recursively an indeterminate number of iterations, using data and metadata from multiple sources to corroborate discovered data and metadata from other sources, until no further relevant data or sources are found, or adjudication or exception rules have been met. Discovered data and metadata are curated, adjudicated to assess reliability, synthesized, and clustered into composite records using precedence rules and provenance to determine the most reliable data sources as well as terms of use for each source. Data, metadata, and information about each search are retained and can be used for subsequent purposes, such as subsequent searches or other downstream activities.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: October 7, 2013  

    Publication date: April 10, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Anthony J. SCRIFFIGNANO, Michael KLEIN, Thang Q. HOANG, Vindra RAMPAUL, Robin DAVIES, Anjali REDDI  

  • SCREENING AND MONITORING DATA TO ENSURE THAT A SUBJECT ENTITY COMPLIES WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS  

    Publication number: 20140074737  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving an electronic communication that includes a description of a subject entity, (b) matching the input record to data in a first database, where the data includes an identifier of the subject entity, (c) generating a consolidated input that includes the description and the identifier, (d) searching a second database for adverse information concerning the subject entity, based on the consolidated input (e) producing a result that indicates whether the searching yielded the adverse information, and (f) issuing, by way of an electronic communication, a report that includes the result. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage device that contains instructions for controlling a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: September 13, 2013  

    Publication date: March 13, 2014  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Kelvin DICKENSON, Deepika LAROIA, Dean STACK, Sean PURSLEY, Raj BATRA, William MORGAN  

  • CREDIT BEHAVIOR NETWORK MAPPING  

    Publication number: 20130325693  

    Abstract: A method including receiving an identifier of a first entity, performing a first search of a database that returns an identifier of a second entity having a relationship with the first entity, performing a second search of a database that returns an identifier of a third entity that is a creditor of the second entity, and constructing in a storage device, a data structure that defines a path between the first entity and the third entity via the second entity. The method can be executed by an apparatus having a processor and a memory with instructions. The instructions, when read by the processor, cause the processor to perform the method described above.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: May 30, 2012  

    Publication date: December 5, 2013  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventor: Maria SINGSON  

  • ASCRIBING ACTIONABLE ATTRIBUTES TO DATA THAT DESCRIBES A PERSONAL IDENTITY  

    Publication number: 20130204900  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving an inquiry to initiate a search for data for a specific individual, (b) determining, based on the inquiry, a strategy and flexible predictiveness equations to search a reference database, (c) searching the reference database, in accordance with the strategy, for a match to the inquiry; and (d) outputting the match. The method may also output flexible feedback related to the match that reflects inferred quality of the match experience which can be used by an end-user to determine the degree to which the matched entity meets that end-user's quality-based criteria. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage medium that contains instructions that control a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: March 15, 2013  

    Publication date: August 8, 2013  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventor: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

  • METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTIFYING AND RATING DEFAULT RISK OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISES  

    Publication number: 20130132269  

    Abstract: A method for evaluating a risk of default for a business. The method includes categorizing commercial data into a plurality of commercial attributes, allocating each of the commercial attributes to at least one of a plurality of commercial modules, ranking each of the commercial attributes according to best-attributes for each one of the plurality of commercial modules, applying a logistic regression model to the best-attributes to yield a commercial score for each one of the plurality of commercial modules; and determining a commercial risk model score by combining all of the commercial scores for the plurality of commercial modules.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: January 10, 2013  

    Publication date: May 23, 2013  

    Applicant: The Dun and Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventor: The Dun and Bradstreet Corporation  

  • Ascribing actionable attributes to data that describes a personal identity  

    Patent number: 8438183  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving an inquiry to initiate a search for data for a specific individual, (b) determining, based on the inquiry, a strategy and flexible predictiveness equations to search a reference database, (c) searching the reference database, in accordance with the strategy, for a match to the inquiry; and (d) outputting the match. The method may also output flexible feedback related to the match that reflects inferred quality of the match experience which can be used by an end-user to determine the degree to which the matched entity meets that end-user's quality-based criteria. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage medium that contains instructions that control a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: April 14, 2011  

    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Anthony J. Scriffignano, Michael Klein  

  • Data integration method and system  

    Patent number: 8346790  

    Abstract: A computer implemented method for ensuring the quality of processed corporate entity data, the method comprising: sequentially processing the corporate entity data through a series of serially connected drivers, the serially connected drivers comprise a data collection driver, an entity matching driver, an identification number driver, a corporate linkage driver, and a predictive indicator driver; and conducting a quality assurance of the corporate entity data as it is processed in each of the driver, wherein the quality assurance comprises: (i) sampling the corporate entity data from each the driver periodically, thereby generating sample data; (ii) evaluating the sample data; and (iii) adjusting the processing based upon the evaluation, thereby producing high quality data.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: September 28, 2010  

    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Sandra L. Stoker, Ahmad Tariq Sharif, Michael E. Prevoznak, Christopher John Lucas, Charles R. Benke, Maria P. Seckler, Alan Duckworth  

  • INVENTORY DATA ACCESS LAYER  

    Publication number: 20120331095  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving a request for access to data, (b) identifying a data store that stores the data, and (c) communicating with the data store, by way of an electronic communication, to access the data. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage medium that includes a program module for controlling a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: January 27, 2012  

    Publication date: December 27, 2012  

    Applicant: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: William Morgan, Robert Tam, Nina Gerasimova, Keith Gastauer, Stacey Rasgado, Ken Einstein, Chip Swanson, Neil Lamka, Dave Horowitz, Jim Longo, Emmet Townsend, Julian Prower  

  • UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE KIT FOR SEARCH ENGINES  

    Publication number: 20120303602  

    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a universal language converter for search engines. In this regard there is proved a method that includes (a) receiving application criteria from an application, (b) converting the application criteria into a search expression that is compatible with a search engine, and (c) transmitting the search expression to the search engine. There is also provided a system that employs the method, and a storage medium that contains a program that controls a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: February 3, 2012  

    Publication date: November 29, 2012  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: David Neil Roberts, Jeff Stone  

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD TO EXECUTE STEPS OF AN APPLICATION FUNCTION ASYNCHRONOUSLY  

    Publication number: 20120296951  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving a first request message and a second request message, (b) instantiating a first message handler and instantiating a second message handler, and (c) concurrently processing (i) the first request message via the first message handler to yield a first response message, and (ii) the second request message via the second message handler to yield a second response message. There is also provided a system that employs the method, and a storage medium that contains instructions that cause a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: February 3, 2012  

    Publication date: November 22, 2012  

    Applicant: The Dun and Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventor: David Neil Roberts  

  • METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AN INDEX OF PERFORMANCE USING NON-TRANSACTIONAL TRADE DATA  

    Publication number: 20120265670  

    Abstract: There is provided a method for providing an index of performance of a party. the method includes (a) generating a transactional index, (b) generating a non-transactional index, and (c) generating the index of performance based on a weighted average of the transactional index and the non-transactional index. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage medium having instructions that control a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: January 4, 2012  

    Publication date: October 18, 2012  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Isaac A. Abiola, Paul Chin  

  • CREATING A DETAILED CONTACT RECORD FROM A DIGITAL IMAGE OF A BUSINESS CARD AND ASSOCIATED COMPANY DATA  

    Publication number: 20120257786  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving image data, (b) processing the image data to yield first data, (c) obtaining second data from a repository, based on the first data, and (d) storing the first data and the second data as a record in a database. There is also provided a method that includes (a) receiving image data, (b) processing the image data to yield first data and second data, (c) matching the first data to a record that is stored in a database, and (d) updating the record to include the second data. There is also provided a system that performs the methods, and a storage medium that contains instructions that control a processor to perform the methods.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: April 5, 2012  

    Publication date: October 11, 2012  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventor: Daniel Scott Camper  

  • Method and system for dynamically producing detailed trade payment experience for enhancing credit evaluation  

    Patent number: 8285616  

    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for providing a credit evaluation report, the method comprising: searching a reference file of entities; identifying an entity of interest; determining user specified rules or criteria; selecting at least one relevant trade experience from a database of trade experiences for the entity of interest based upon the user specified rules or criteria, records for comparison to the relevant trade experience, and/or peer groups; and generating the credit evaluation report of the entity of interest based upon the relevant trade experience.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: March 26, 2010  

    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Norman Bahnck, Jr., Monica Larue, Andrew Blumetti, Linda Rose, Brian Crigler, Sandra Stoker  

  • ENHANCING AN INQUIRY FOR A SEARCH OF A DATABASE  

    Publication number: 20120117045  

    Abstract: A database searching, and more particularly, to a technique that utilizes a result from matching an inquiry to data in a first database, and based thereon, prepares an inquiry for a search of a second database. In this regard there is provided a method that includes (a) receiving a first inquiry, (b) matching the first inquiry to first data in a first database, (c) preparing a second inquiry based on the first data, (d) transmitting the second inquiry to a search engine that searches a second database and returns second data, and (e) returning the second data in a response to the first inquiry.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: May 6, 2011  

    Publication date: May 10, 2012  

    Applicant: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventor: Thomas V. Carlock  

  • AUTOMATED BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND VALIDATION PROCESS  

    Publication number: 20120109834  

    Abstract: The system includes a unique automated and reusable validation process in support of the issuance of the registration seal. This includes the following: (1) individual identity validation; (2) individual/business association validation; and (3) business status validation. These services will be utilized to provide validation in real-time during the product ordering process, as well as the ongoing user and business status validations. In addition, a set of pre-established business rules are used to provide: (a) when the rules are satisfied, utilization of the registration seal is permitted, or (b) when the rules have not been met, the registration seal is revoked.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: July 22, 2011  

    Publication date: May 3, 2012  

    Applicant: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Michele Bongiovanni, Gabriel Pauliuc, Purna Surya Kumar Mangipudi, Matt Matulewicz, Yashaswinee Phatak  

  • Method and system for providing enhanced matching from customer driven queries  

    Patent number: 8051049  

    Abstract: A system for providing enhanced matching for database queries. The system includes a data source; a data repository comprising a single-sourced reference file; a database comprising a multi-sourced reference file, the multi-sourced reference file having a first unique business identification number corresponding to a business entity; and an intelligence engine processing incoming data from the data source. The intelligence engine determines whether the incoming data matches the multi-sourced reference file and adds the data to the multi-sourced reference file when the data matches the multi-sourced reference file. The intelligence engine also determines whether the incoming data matches a single-sourced reference file contained within the data repository when the data does not match the multi-sourced reference file.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: December 27, 2006  

    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Rich Remington, Pam Malene, Mia Morgan, Linda Rose, Sandy Stoker, Dan Wadding, Jeff Brill, Richard Flynn, Art Husk, Marie Panas, Larry Skahill, Sean Carolon  

  • ASCRIBING ACTIONABLE ATTRIBUTES TO DATA THAT DESCRIBES A PERSONAL IDENTITY  

    Publication number: 20110258232  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving an inquiry to initiate a search for data for a specific individual, (b) determining, based on the inquiry, a strategy and flexible predictiveness equations to search a reference database, (c) searching the reference database, in accordance with the strategy, for a match to the inquiry; and (d) outputting the match. The method may also output flexible feedback related to the match that reflects inferred quality of the match experience which can be used by an end-user to determine the degree to which the matched entity meets that end-user's quality-based criteria. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage medium that contains instructions that control a processor to perform the method.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: April 14, 2011  

    Publication date: October 20, 2011  

    Applicant: THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION  

    Inventors: Anthony J. Scriffignano, Michael Klein  

  • Method and system for linking business entities using unique identifiers  

    Patent number: 8036907  

    Abstract: A corporate linkage system and method provides customers with complete, accurate, and timely lists of corporate linkage locations, including monitoring company lists for changes to location lists, matching stored locations to a company or third party list of locations, providing detailed coding on matches, and batch updates to global files.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: December 23, 2003  

    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011  

    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Robin Davies, Sandra Stoker  

  • LOCATION-AWARE BUSINESS DATA RETRIEVAL  

    Publication number: 20110218985  

    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) sending to a geocoding service, an indicator of a location, where the geocoding service returns a bounding box that defines a geographic area, (b) sending to a search engine, a first query that includes the bounding box and a first parameter, where the search engine returns an identifier of a first business entity located within the geographic area and an indicator of an industry in which the first business entity is engaged, and (c) sending to the search engine, a second query that includes the bounding box and the indicator of the industry in which the first business entity is engaged, where the search engine returns coordinates of a second business entity located within the geographic area.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: March 4, 2011  

    Publication date: September 8, 2011  

    Applicant: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventor: Daniel Scott Camper  

  • Data Integration Method and System  

    Publication number: 20110055173  

    Abstract: A computer implemented method for ensuring the quality of processed corporate entity data, the method comprising: sequentially processing the corporate entity data through a series of serially connected drivers, the serially connected drivers comprise a data collection driver, an entity matching driver, an identification number driver, a corporate linkage driver, and a predictive indicator driver; and conducting a quality assurance of the corporate entity data as it is processed in each of the driver, wherein the quality assurance comprises: (i) sampling the corporate entity data from each the driver periodically, thereby generating sample data; (ii) evaluating the sample data; and (iii) adjusting the processing based upon the evaluation, thereby producing high quality data.  

    Type: Application  

    Filed: September 28, 2010  

    Publication date: March 3, 2011  

    Applicant: Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: Sandra L. Stoker, Ahmad Tariq Sharif, Michael E. Prevoznak, Christopher John Lucas, Charles R. Benke, Maria P. Seckler, Alan Duckworth  

  • Method for providing an industry report  

    Patent number: 7716141  

    Abstract: A method for providing business information comprises receiving a request, a selected industry, and a selected region, then generating report data, and providing a printable industry report. The industry report has charts and a map and is divided into a national market overview section, a market dynamics section, and a company information section. A system for providing business information has an application server, a web server, and a memory, such as a database. The application server fabricates a data product. The web server processes requests from the application server and provides the data product in an industry report. The web server includes charting and mapping components. For rapid retrieval, the database stores a table of company information.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: February 21, 2003  

    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010  

    Assignee: Dun and Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: John Robert Stewart, Douglas LaBahn  

  • System and method for producing electronic business information reports and related products  

    Patent number: 7711697  

    Abstract: A communication system for producing electronic business information reports comprising: a communication network, a website module, a product fabrication module, a computer system for communicating with and controlling the operation of the group of modules via the network, means for accessing the computer system thereby to enable communication and control of the modules by a user, and means for providing just-in-time business information reports wherein a request therefor is transmitted through the website to the product fabrication module.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: November 5, 2003  

    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010  

    Assignee: Dun & Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: James Evans Parry, Eugene Patterson  

  • Modular web-based ASP application for multiple products  

    Patent number: 7708196 Abstract: A method of providing business information data to a user, including allowing the user unlimited access to interactive, customizable modular applications through a single platform. The applications interface with a database to provide real-time business information data to the user, the business information data relating to an entity and being based on a unique corporate identification number associated with the entity.  

    Type: Grant  

    Filed: October 5, 2006  

    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010  

    Assignee: Dun and Bradstreet Corporation  

    Inventors: David Palmieri, David Ingerman, Amy Hayenhjelm, Peter F. Kinkel, Robert Tam, Keith E Gastauer, Ruth J Davis, Angelo Sirigos, Curtis W Harris, Joseph Davidchik, Michele Iacavone, Liz Templin, Jesus Urriola, Omcar S Paradkar, Busse B Benjamin, Jeffrey L Kaufman, Prashant Tyagi, Angel Gutierrez  

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