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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 (1503 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 (1165 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 (830 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 (722 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 (683 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 (609 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 (607 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 (461 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 (422 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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Brent R Smith, Gregory D Linden, Nida K Zada: Content personalization based on actions performed during a current browsing session. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 8, 2005: US06853982 (406 worldwide citation)

Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities, and for using such information to provide session-specific item recommendations to users. In one embodiment, a monitoring component of a merchant's Web site maintains a record of products viewed by each user during a current brow ...



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