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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 (700 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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Ruben E Ortega, John W Avery, Robert Frederick: Search query autocompletion. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2003: US06564213 (440 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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Dwayne Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Greg Linden, Joel R Spiegel: Identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries. Amazon com, Perkins Coie, February 6, 2001: US06185558 (350 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a software facility for identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the facility receives a query specifying one or more query terms. In response, the faci ...


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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 (344 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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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: System and method for refining search queries. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 2, 2001: US06169986 (321 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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Joel R Spiegel, Lauri E Bortscheller, Ruben E Ortega: System and method for exposing popular nodes within a browse tree. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 15, 2002: US06466918 (238 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented system and method are provided for identifying popular nodes within a browse tree or other hierarchical browse structure based on historical actions of online users, and for calling such nodes to the attention of users during navigation of the browse tree. The system and metho ...


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Ruben E Ortega, Joel R Spiegel, Lauri E Bortscheller: System and method for exposing popular categories of browse tree. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 3, 2002: US06489968 (152 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented process identifies popular nodes (items and/or item categories) within a browse tree or other hierarchial browse structure based on historical actions of online users, and calls such nodes to the attention of users during navigation of the browse tree. The system and method ar ...


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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 (118 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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Ruben E Ortega, Joel R Spiegel, Lauri E Bortscheller: Computer processes for selecting nodes to call to attention of a user during browsing of a hierarchical browse structure. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 12, 2003: US06606619 (83 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented process identifies specific nodes within a browse tree or other hierarchical browse structure based on historical actions of online users, and calls such nodes to the attention of users during navigation of the browse structure. The system and method are particularly useful fo ...


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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 (69 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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