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Peri Hartman, Jeffrey P Bezos, Shel Kaphan, Joel Spiegel: Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network. Amazon com, Perkins Coie, September 28, 1999: US05960411 (1469 worldwide citation)

A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. The order is placed by a purchaser at a client system and received by a server system. The server system receives purchaser information including identification of the purchaser, payment information, and shipment informat ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Sheldon J Kaphan, Ellen L Ratajak, Thomas K Schonhoff: Internet-based customer referral system. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 2000: US06029141 (1137 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an Internet-based referral system that enables individuals and other business entities ("associates") to market products, in return for a commission, that are sold from a merchant's Web site. The system includes automated registration software that runs on the merchant's Web site to all ...


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Brian D Robertson: Networked personal contact manager. Amazon Com Holdings, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 31, 2001: US06269369 (798 worldwide citation)

A network-computer-based personal contact manager system is disclosed wherein users of networked clients maintain and update a set of user information which is stored in a relational database on a networked server. The personal contact manager system allows each user to specify on an individual basi ...


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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Refining search queries by the suggestion of correlated terms from prior searches. Amazon Com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 21, 1999: US06006225 (708 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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Gregory D Linden, Jennifer A Jacobi, Eric A Benson: Collaborative recommendations using item-to-item similarity mappings. Amazon Com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 24, 2001: US06266649 (650 worldwide citation)

A recommendations service recommends items to individual users based on a set of items that are known to be of interest to the user, such as a set of items previously purchased by the user. In the disclosed embodiments, the service is used to recommend products to users of a merchant's Web site ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos: Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network. Amazon Com, Ronald M Anderson, February 3, 1998: US05715399 (603 worldwide citation)

A method and system for securely indicating to a customer one or more credit card numbers that a merchant has on file for the customer when communicating with the customer over a non-secure network. The merchant sends a message to the customer that contains only a portion of each of the credit card ...


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Jennifer A Jacobi, Eric A Benson: System and methods for collaborative recommendations. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 16, 2000: US06064980 (596 worldwide citation)

A recommendation service is disclosed which uses collaborative filtering techniques to recommend books to users of a Web site. The Web site includes a catalog of the various titles that can be purchased via the site. The recommendation service includes a database of titles that have previously been ...


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Ruben E Ortega, John W Avery, Robert Frederick: Search query autocompletion. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2003: US06564213 (448 worldwide citation)

A system for facilitating online searches suggests query autocompletion strings (terms and/or phrases) to users during the query entry process, wherein the suggested strings are based on specific attributes of the particular database access system being searched. A string extraction component associ ...


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Jennifer A Jacobi, Eric A Benson, Gregory D Linden: Use of electronic shopping carts to generate personal recommendations. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2001: US06317722 (412 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented service recommends products or other items to a user based on a set of items known to be of interest to the user, such as a set of items currently in the user's electronic shopping cart. In one embodiment, the service identifies items that are currently in the user's ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos: Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network. Amazon Com, Ronald M Anderson, March 10, 1998: US05727163 (398 worldwide citation)

A method and system for placing an order charged to a credit card, over an unsecured network. The customer completing an order for goods or services enters information required for the order, such as the shipping and billing addresses and identification of the goods, but enters only a subset of the ...



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