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US-7,975,217 Embedding metadata with displayable content and applications thereof
The present invention relates to embedding metadata with user interface messages. One method embodiment includes: encoding the metadata into a sequence of...
US-7,974,463 Compensating for distortion in digital images
Systems and methods using an unstructured pattern for three-dimensional model construction, such as may be used for processing images of documents are...
US-7,971,137 Detecting and rejecting annoying documents
A system and method for evaluating documents for approval or rejection and/or rating. The method comprises comparing the document to one or more criteria...
US-7,970,946 Recording and serializing events
Event information with respect to events that occur at a client is recorded. A current client real time clock (RTC) timestamp at the occurrence of each event is...
US-7,970,934 Detecting events of interest
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for detecting events of interest. In one aspect, a method includes generating a network...
US-7,970,891 Tracking links in web browsers
The present disclosure includes a system and method for tracking links displayed in Web browsers. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a...
US-7,970,766 Entity type assignment
A repository contains objects including facts about entities. Objects may be of known or unknown entity type. An entity type assignment engine assigns entity...
US-7,970,240 Method and apparatus for archiving and visualizing digital images
A computer based, digital image management system that visually presents an entire archive in a manner that facilitates easy, non-textual, searching for...
US-7,966,638 Interactive media display across devices
A computer-implemented method includes identifying a computer-based portable program module, automatically altering code in the portable program module to...
US-7,966,632 Visual presentation of video recommendations
A system, method and various user interfaces enable visually browsing multiple groups of video recommendations. A group of video recommendations includes a...
US-7,966,321 Presentation of local results
A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a remote device a search query, generating a local result set and one or more...
US-7,966,309 Providing relevance-ordered categories of information
A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a remote device a search query, generating a plurality of different ...
US-7,966,291 Fact-based object merging
A repository contains objects including facts about entities. Some objects might be associated with the same entity. An object merge engine identifies a set of...
US-7,965,902 Large-scale image processing using mass parallelization techniques
Assets of raw geo-located imagery can be divided into tiles and coverage masks can be generated for each tile. For each tile, fragments of pixels from coverage...
US-7,962,529 Scalable user clustering based on set similarity
Methods and apparatus, including systems and computer program products, to provide clustering of users in which users are each represented as a set of elements...
US-7,962,491 Document near-duplicate detection
A near-duplicate component includes a fingerprint creation component and a similarity detection component. The fingerprint creation component receives a...
US-7,962,477 Blending mobile search results
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for blending mobile search results. A method includes receiving a search query and...
US-7,962,469 In-context searching
A system limits search results based on context information. The system obtains the context information and a search query, and obtains a set of references to...
US-7,962,462 Deriving and using document and site quality signals from search query streams
A system analyzes one or more search streams to detect one or more associations between a document and one or more queries in the one or more search streams....
US-7,962,461 Method and system for finding and aggregating reviews for a product
The embodiments disclosed herein include new, more efficient ways to collect product reviews from the Internet, aggregate reviews for the same product, and...
US-7,962,281 Generating and serving tiles in a digital mapping system
Digital tile-based mapping techniques are disclosed that enable efficient online serving of aesthetically pleasing maps. In one particular embodiment, an image...
US-7,962,128 Mobile image-based information retrieval system
An image-based information retrieval system, including a mobile telephone, a remote recognition server, and a remote media server, the mobile telephone having a...
US-7,961,986 Ranking of images and image labels
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes determining a score for an image of a plurality of...
US-7,960,945 Estimating remaining use time of a mobile device
The present disclosure provides methods and systems for estimating the remaining use time of a battery of a mobile device. In some implementations, the method...
US-7,958,544 Device authentication
A computer-implemented method of assisting in establishing a secure communication is disclosed. The method includes obtaining an encryption key that is shared...
US-7,958,516 Controlling communication within a container document
A system allows modules associated with different domains to communicate, such as within a container document. To transfer payload data from the first module...
US-7,958,187 Systems and methods for managing directory harvest attacks via electronic messages
The present invention provides an electronic message management system (EMS) that includes a real-time feedback loop where data is collected from the electronic...
US-7,958,136 Systems and methods for identifying similar documents
The present invention provides systems and methods for identifying similar documents. In an embodiment, the present invention identifies similar documents by...
US-7,958,128 Query-independent entity importance in books
A corpus contains information including text from books and metadata about the books. The book texts mention entities of various types, such as location, date,...
US-7,953,763 Method for detecting link spam in hyperlinked databases
Methods for facilitating the identification of link spamming in a linked database include calculating a spam likelihood value for nodes in a directed graph of...
US-7,953,746 Contextual query revision
Apparatus, systems and methods for contextual query revision are disclosed. A current search query is received during a search session. The current search query...
US-7,953,741 Online ranking metric
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for ranking resources. One or more signals reporting one or more actions by the plurality...
US-7,953,720 Selecting the best answer to a fact query from among a set of potential answers
A method and system for selecting a best answer to a factual query. Possible answers to a factual query are identified. The possible answers are scored and the...
US-7,953,642 On-line payment transactions
A computer-implemented method includes generating on a user terminal a merchant web site associated with a merchant with code for a merchant web page,...
US-7,953,295 Enhancing text in images
Methods, systems, and apparatus including computer program products for enhancing text in images are provided. In one implementation, a computer-implemented...
US-7,953,152 Video compression and encoding method
A method of compressing video data having at least one frame having at least one block and each block having an array of pixels is provided. The method...
US-7,949,714 System and method for targeting advertisements or other information using user geographical information
A request for information items may include content information associated with one or more electronic messages and geographical information associated with the...
US-7,949,572 Distributed electronic commerce system with independent third party virtual shopping carts
An electric commerce system includes a broker that enables third parties to create their own independent shopping carts including items from multiple different...
US-7,948,832 Time zone determination
A computer-implemented method of determining a time zone for a computing device is disclosed. The method includes identifying a first time offset for the device...
US-7,945,952 Methods and apparatuses for presenting challenges to tell humans and computers apart
Methods and apparatuses to tell humans and machines apart. In one embodiment, automated determination of whether a human or machine is at the other end of a...
US-7,945,861 Initiating communications with web page visitors and known contacts
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for initiating communication between two users among several users...
US-7,945,579 Locating meaningful stopwords or stop-phrases in keyword-based retrieval systems
A stopword detection component detects stopwords (also stop-phrases) in search queries input to keyword-based information retrieval systems. Potential stopwords...
US-7,945,546 Local search and mapping for mobile devices
A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or...
US-7,945,474 Unified automated billing
Various aspects can be implemented for providing a unified automated billing system for offline media (e.g., radio, television, newspaper, and the like)...
US-7,941,439 Methods and systems for information capture
Systems and methods for information capture from articles are described. In one embodiment, a plurality of keystrokes associated with an application is...
US-7,940,171 Machine-readable representation of geographic information
A computer-implemented location identification method involves obtaining a digital image of a machine-readable representation encoded with a geographic location...
US-7,937,582 Secure XML feeds
A system receives an Extensible Markup Language (XML) feed, where the XML feed includes a reference to secure content. The system downloads secure content from...
US-7,937,405 Serving advertisements based on content
Advertisers are permitted to put targeted ads on page on the web (or some other document of any media type). The present invention may do so by (i) obtaining...
US-7,937,396 Methods and systems for identifying paraphrases from an index of information items and associated sentence...
Methods and systems for identification of paraphrases from an index of information items and associated sentence fragments are described. One method described...
US-7,937,265 Paraphrase acquisition
Methods and apparatus, including systems and computer program products, to acquire potential paraphrases from textual input. In one aspect, textual input is...
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