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James L Ford, Christopher L Scofield, Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega: Search query processing to provide category-ranked presentation of search results. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 8, 2005: US06963867 (357 worldwide citation)

A search engine system displays the results of a multiple-category search according to levels of relevance of the categories to a user's search query. A query server receives a search query from a user and identifies, within each of multiple item categories, a set of items that satisfy the query. Th ...


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Ruben E Ortega, Robert Frederick, Barnaby Dorfman: System and method for providing search results based on location. A9 com, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 21, 2009: US07565157 (128 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a listing of common searches based on a location. The method includes receiving a location of a mobile computing device, generating a listing of common searches associated with the location, and transmitting the listing of common searches to the mobile computing device.


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David R Bailey, Anand Rajaraman, Todd J Feldman: Search engine system and associated content analysis methods for locating web pages with product offerings. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 1, 2008: US07395259 (103 worldwide citation)

A search engine system assists users in locating web pages from which user-specified products can be purchased. Web pages located by a crawler program are scored, based on a set of criteria, according to likelihood of including a product offering. A query server accesses an index of the scored web p ...


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Jonathan A Gold, Timothy Caro Bruce, Huy T Ha, John Alan Hjelmstad, Christopher Aaron Volkert: Displaying images in a network or visual mapping system. A9 com, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 8, 2009: US07587276 (93 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for generating a street map that includes a position identifier that identifies a location on the street map. The method and system may also generate and display a plurality of images representative of the location of the position iden ...


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Ruben Ernesto Ortega, Dwayne Edward Bowman: System and methods for predicting correct spellings of terms in multiple-term search queries. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 8, 2005: US06853993 (78 worldwide citation)

A search engine process predicts the correct spellings of search terms within multiple-term search queries. In one embodiment, when a user submits a multiple-term search query that includes a non-matching term and at least one matching term, a table is accessed to look up a set of terms that are “re ...


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Gurumurthy D Ramkumar, Raghavan Manmatha, Supratik Bhattacharyya, Gautam Bhargava, Mark Ruzon: Method and system for searching for information on a network in response to an image query sent by a user from a mobile communications device. A9 Com, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 24, 2011: US07949191 (77 worldwide citation)

Image-based searching for information on a network is provided in response to an image query sent by a user. The image query includes an image captured using a mobile communications device with a camera. The image is processed to detect any text present in the image, and any detected text can be ana ...


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Ruben E Ortega, Robert Frederick, Barnaby Dorfman: Providing location-based auto-complete functionality. A9 com, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 10, 2010: US07774003 (74 worldwide citation)

Common search queries can be provided to a mobile device that are associated with a current location of a mobile device. Once a location of a mobile device is determined, common search queries associated with the location can be automatically transmitted to the mobile device. The queries can be used ...


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Jeremy C York, Robert Cottrell, Brent Smith: Computer processes and systems for adaptively controlling the display of items. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2007: US07295995 (72 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a computer-implemented system and method for refining the order and/or content of a list of items. In one embodiment, the amount of user activity associated with each item displayed to users in a given context is monitored, used is to generate context-specific item weights. T ...


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Sunil Ramesh, Arnab Dhua, Gurumurthy D Ramkumar, Gautam Bhargava, Sonja E Hyde Moyer: Shape-based search of a collection of content. A9 com, Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg, June 11, 2013: US08463036 (61 worldwide citation)

Shape-based search of a collection of content associated with one or more images of inventory items (“inventory images”) is enabled at least in part by associating the collection of content and/or its associated inventory images with representative refinement shapes. Inventory items may be grouped i ...


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Barnaby M Dorfman, Udi Manber, Jonathan A Gold: System and method for automatically collecting images of objects at geographic locations and displaying same in online directories. A9 com, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, December 26, 2006: US07155336 (55 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for collecting images of objects at geographic locations for publication in an online directory, such as online Yellow Pages. A camera and a GPS receiver, both receiving time information from a synchronized clock, are mounted on a vehicle. Time-stamped images capture ...



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