Textual information may be harvested from photos that are associated with a geographic location, and the text may be used to respond to searches. In one example, photos are taken from a vehicle that has a camera and a GPS receiver. Each of the photos is marked with the geographic location at which it was taken, and text is extracted from the photos. Thus, each piece of text is associated with a particular geographic location, and the association between text and location is stored in a database. At some point in time, a query is received from a user, where the query specifies or implies a geographic criterion. The database is then examined to determine what items in the database meet the textual and geographic constraints of the query, and those pieces of information may be provided as search results.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
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