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Peter Farago: Creation and exposure of embedded secondary content data relevant to a primary content page of an electronic book. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, December 2, 2014: US08904304 (15 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system to create, expose, and hide embedded secondary content data relevant to a primary content page of an electronic book generated by a content generating device. The method, system, and apparatus is enabled through a Y-axis slide apart gesture that ...


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Aditya Vailaya, Jiang Wu, Manish Rathi: Unstructured and semistructured document processing and searching. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, August 6, 2013: US08504553 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for analyzing and indexing an unstructured or semistructured document according to one embodiment includes receiving an unstructured or semistructured document; converting the document to one or more text streams; analyzing the one or more text streams for identifying textual contents of th ...


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Aditya Vailaya, Jiang Wu, Manish Rathi: Indexing and search query processing. barnesandnoble com, Zilka Kotab PC, October 16, 2012: US08290967 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for processing a search query according to one embodiment includes receiving a search query containing terms; looking up at least some of the terms in a search index for identifying sections of documents containing the at least some of the terms; generating a content score for each of the d ...


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Aditya Vailaya, Jiang Wu, Manish Rathi: Indexing and search query processing. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, March 18, 2014: US08676820 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for processing a search query according to one embodiment includes receiving a search query containing terms; combining at least some consecutive terms in the search query to create biwords; looking up at least some of the terms and biwords in a search index for identifying sections of docu ...


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Aditya Vailaya, Jiang Wu, Manish Rathi, Kirk Chen: Indexing and searching product identifiers. BARNESANDNOBLE COM, Zilka Kotab PC, December 4, 2012: US08326860 (3 worldwide citation)

A system, method and computer program product for processing a search query includes receiving a search query containing one or more terms; processing the query to add one or more bi-words as terms to the query; searching a search index embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium h ...


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Kourtny M Hicks, Dale J Brewer, Amir Mesguich Havilio, Gerald B Cueto: Touch sensitive device with concentration mode. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, February 24, 2015: US08963865 (1 worldwide citation)

Techniques are disclosed for providing a concentration mode in electronic touch sensitive devices. The concentration mode can be used to highlight given textual content on a line by line basis, or other consumable content. The user can engage the mode with a particular gesture. Once engaged, a UI fe ...


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Kourtny M Hicks, Gerald B Cueto, Amir Mesguich Havilio: Color pattern unlocking techniques for touch sensitive devices. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, February 24, 2015: US08963869 (1 worldwide citation)

Techniques are disclosed for providing a color pattern unlock mode in electronic touch sensitive devices. The color pattern unlock mode can display an unlock screen to the user, prompting the user to arrange or create a specific color pattern in order to unlock the device. The customizable color pat ...


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Amir Mesguich Havilio: Touch sensitive device with pinch-based archive and restore functionality. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, April 7, 2015: US09001064 (1 worldwide citation)

Techniques are disclosed for archiving and restoring content in electronic touch sensitive devices. The archive/restore function can be used to move, delete, or restore content that may be displayed on a screen. The user can engage the function with a particular pinch-based gesture. In some cases, t ...


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Charles Neugebauer, William Saperstein: Planar front illumination system having a light guide with micro scattering features formed thereon and method of manufacturing the same. barnesandnoble com, Winston & Strawn, March 17, 2015: US08979342 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for illuminating a reflective display or other material from a planar front device and a method of manufacture thereof. The system includes a light guide plate that conducts light from an edge light source across the face of a reflective display. Micro scattering features are formed on an o ...


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Kourtny M Hicks, Andrew Hargreaves, Amir Mesguich Havilio, Dale J Brewer: Multi-touch navigation mode. barnesandnoble com, Finch & Maloney PLLC, May 12, 2015: US09030430

Techniques are disclosed for providing a navigation mode in electronic touch sensitive devices. The navigation mode can be used to advance forward and backward through displayed pages of content on a page-by-page or multi-page basis, such as pages of an eBook, photos, lists such as search results an ...