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  1. Google Buys Coupon Platform Incentive Targeting, Which Owns Targeted Search Patent

    The patent goes on to describe “hinting mechanisms” that seem designed to allow searchers to preview results and edit their query based on these hints. Interestingly, the company was granted a patent for a “Computer-implemented method and system...

  2. New Search Patent Filings: October 4, 2006 - Using Google to find the Cable Guy

    This first patent application discusses the use of self organizing maps to increase search relevancy. A few new patent filings from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.com. Microsoft explores the use of self organizing maps in one patent filing, and...

  3. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

    Yahoo patent filings include one detailing bidding for placement in paid search filed this past April, another that details a very interactive environment for watching television programming, a third describing a method of soliciting consumer...

  4. New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images

    New Microsoft patent applications include one that attempts to identify web spam based upon signals within the content of a page, another looks at ways to search using pattern matching and relevance to answer specific questions, a third describes...

  5. New Search Patent Filings: August 27, 2006 - Google's Recommendations, IBM's Speedier Pagerank, Napster's Search

    One of the inventors listed in the following patent application, Tomas Gunnarsson, is a Google Desktop Software Engineer according to a post he made in the Google Blog on a "quick search" for Desktop Search.

  6. New Search Patent Applications: August 1, 2006 - Microsoft Answers?

    There are a number of new patent applications from Yahoo, including one that utilizes concept networks to understand the intention behind a user's query; another describing an addition to a user interface that lets a searcher define the context...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: June 27, 2006 - Searching Amongst Malicious Web Sites

    The following patent application looks at ways of detecting malicious content on pages, during a crawl of the web, and in real time as a query is performed. Microsoft's patent applications from the end of last week include ways for search engines...

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

    The following patent application explains how such a system might work from the search engine's perspective. Four patent applications from Google describe fighting spam in emails, providing product review searches, moving large amounts of data, and...

  9. New Search Patents: June 8, 2006 - Stanford updates Pagerank Patent

    The file date is actually a few days before the second pagerank patent to be granted, and that may present a clue as to why this update was filed to begin with - which appears to be to make it fit better with the second patent, on "scoring...

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

    US Patent Application 20060112081 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 browser interface from different...

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

    There are three patent applications not in the USPTO assignment database, but which could be associated with Yahoo. In addition to describing how predictive query suggestions, like those seen in Google Suggest, and on the Google Toolbar for Firefox...

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

    While there is no official assignment noted in the USPTO database, there is a patent application assigned to Telstra, filed on the same date as the application in the US, with the same inventors under the name "A document categorisation system...