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  1. New Search Patent Applications: October 6, 2006 - Google Takes Over the Patent Office

    There were some interesting new patent applications this week from Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM, but nothing on the scale of the outpouring of intellectual property published and assigned to Google - I uncovered 15 new patent applications from the...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

    Yahoo adds a patent application for search results PPC advertising, and managing blog content. US Patent Application 20060143208 The Google Map team comes out with another patent filing, and this one may have already been implemented in the system.

  6. 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...

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

    US Patent 7,054,882 Two Amazon employees have had a patent application published which may correct misspellings in queries in order to return results to searchers. See also, patent application number: 20060112341

  8. 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...