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Farzad Nazem, Ashvinkumar P Patel: Dynamic page generator. Yahoo, Philip H Townsend and Townsend and Crew Albert, November 9, 1999: US05983227 (730 worldwide citation)

An custom page server is provided with user preferences organized into templates stored in compact data structures and the live data used to fill the templates stored local to the page server which is handing user requests for custom pages. One process is executed on the page server for every reques ...


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Mark Everett Hull, F Randall Farmer, Ellen Sue Perelman: Method and system for customizing views of information associated with a social network user. Yahoo, Darby & Darby PC, Jamie L Wiegand, September 11, 2007: US07269590 (531 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards managing a view of a social network user's personal information based, in part, on user-defined criteria. The user-defined criteria may be applied towards a user's relationship with each prospective viewer. The user-defined criteria may include de ...


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Christopher T Szeto, Henri Torgemane, Thyagarajapuram Swaminathan Ramakrishnan: System and method for instant messaging using an e-mail protocol. Yahoo, Morrison & Foerster, July 29, 2008: US07406501 (305 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allowing an instant messaging user to exchange messages with an e-mail user. To the instant messaging user, the experience is a seamless exchange of instant messages; to the e-mail user, the experience is a seamless exchange of e-mail messages. Conversion of an instant message to ...


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Michael La Rotonda, Neal Sample, Paul Brody, Ellen Sue Perelman, Ericson DeJesus: Control for enabling a user to preview display of selected content based on another users authorization level. YAHOO, Darby & Darby PC, John W Branch, October 6, 2009: US07599935 (294 worldwide citation)

Enabling a first user to preview content as it would be seen by a second user, if the second user had a selected user relationship with the first user. The selected user relationship may include a relationship degree, a relationship category, a relationship rating, and/or other form of relationship. ...


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Reiner Kraft, Farzin Maghoul, Kenneth G Perluss: World modeling using a relationship network with communication channels to entities. Yahoo, Seth H Ostrow Esq, Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl, June 29, 2010: US07747648 (291 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for information retrieval and communication employ a world model. The world model is made up of interrelated entity models, each of which corresponds to an entity in the real world, such as a person, place, business, other tangible thing, community, event, or thought. Each entity ...


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Jeffrey Boulter, Todd Beaupre, John Paul Veilleux: Online playback system with community bias. Yahoo, Greenberg Traurig, James J DeCarlo, November 18, 2008: US07454509 (276 worldwide citation)

A method for entertaining individuals according to a community having similar tastes. Information derived from user accounts form the basis of a community and collateral preferences allow other subscribing individuals to enjoy the benefit of wider-ranging tastes according to the preferences expresse ...


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Doliov Steven: System and method to determine the validity of an interaction on a network. Yahoo, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, February 23, 2010: US07668861 (254 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for classifying a user interaction on a network. A user interaction is identified on a network and user interaction data is collected relating to the user interaction on the network. The user interaction data includes an aggregate measure data and a unique feature d ...


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Jiong Wu: Information retrieval from hierarchical compound documents. Yahoo, Philip H Townsend and Townsend and Crew Albert, November 23, 1999: US05991756 (244 worldwide citation)

A search query is applied to documents in a document repository wherein the documents are organized into a hierarchy. A search engine searches the hierarchy to return documents which match a query term either directly or indirectly. A specific embodiment of the search engine organizes the query term ...


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Chris Kirmse, Brian Gottlieb: Game server for use in connection with a messenger server. Yahoo&excl, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 2, 2004: US06699125 (232 worldwide citation)

A game and messenger client-server system is provided including a plurality of game clients, a game server, a plurality of messenger clients, and a messenger server. The game server includes logic to operate a multiplayer game using inputs from and outputs to an active game set of game clients, wher ...


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Shyam Kapur, Deepa Joshi: Systems and methods for generating concept units from search queries. Yahoo, Brown Raysman, May 23, 2006: US07051023 (206 worldwide citation)

Systems and method for enhancing search functionality provided to a user. In certain aspects, a query processing engine automatically decomposes queries into constituent units that are related to concepts in which a user may be interested. The query processing engine decomposes queries into one or m ...