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  1. More than Organizing Photos? Google Acquires Neven Vision

    One of the newest patent applications published from Neven Vision, Image-based search engine for mobile phones with camera, lists some possibilities: The company it was originally assigned to was Eyematic Interfaces, Inc.but the patent had been...

  2. New Search Patent Applications: August 8, 2006 - Focusing on the Searcher

    This last week's patent applications involving search all seem to focus upon users of search engines, and finding ways to fulfill intentions behind searches. Microsoft's patent applications allow a user to further refine results based upon user...

  3. New Search Patent Applications: July 11, 2006 - Google Patent Filings by the Dozen

    Twelve Google patent applications where published this past week, including seven that focus upon geographical information and local search. Google Local Patent Applications The following patent applications primarily look at local search, though...

  4. New Search Patent Applications: July 5, 2006 - Google Coming to a Shopping Mall Near You

    US Patent Application 20060143208 Yahoo adds a patent application for search results PPC advertising, and managing blog content. US Patent Application 20060143080 US Patent Application 20060139375 This first Yahoo patent application went quickly...

  5. New Search Patent Applications: June 19, 2006 - Autolinking, and Better Advertising through Deletion Predictions

    Four patent applications from Google describe fighting spam in emails, providing product review searches, moving large amounts of data, and autolinking. Harik's name is on a very large percentage of the patent applications involving Gmail-type...

  6. New Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Links, and Parked Domains

    US Patent Application 20060112102 US Patent Application 20060112079 The process described in the next patent application provides a way for a user to set up their browser interface so that dynamic information may be added to, and updated on their...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: May 23, 2006 - Yahoo Wallets, Microsoft Answers, and Google Phrases

    A number of patent applications published last week proved intriguing. These next two patent applications describe a toolbar addon and active x controls that could act as a ecommerce wallet, helping someone using a browser by filling out checkout...

  8. New Search Patents: May 3, 2006 - Microsoft and IBM Dominate with Recent Search Filings

    With Google quiet, a recent flurry of activity burst out at the US Patent and Trademark Office from Microsoft and IBM, including the granting of a patent on a music search engine, another on searching recorded voice, and patents (and patent...

  9. Seven Recently Published Patent Applications from Microsoft Deal with Computation of Web Page Ranking, Calculating a Docments Importance, and Search Spam Detection and More

    Patent watchers might be interested in reviewing seven of recently published patent applications from Microsoft that deal with computing a web page ranking, calculating a documents "importance," web search spam, and more.