Relevance ranked faceted metadata search engine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

8135708

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20080010263A1

SERIAL NO

11544531

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One embodiment of the invention may include a method for searching data files using different search engines, each of which produces different search results. The different search results may then be combined to produce additional search results that represent the relevance of the data files. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BNA (LLESIANT CORPORATION)ARLINGTON, VA, US3
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (D.B.A. LLESIANT CORP.)AUSTIN, TX3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morton, John Austin, US 26 138

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
* 2007/0208,693 System and method of efficiently representing and searching directed acyclic graph structures in databases 21 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
2001/0032,121 Method and apparatus for interactive focus marketing 20 2000
2002/0128,908 System for conducting user-specific promotional campaigns using multiple communications device platforms 307 2001
* 2007/0050,361 Method for the discovery, ranking, and classification of computer files 11 2006
 
OBERALIS LLC (1)
5911140 Method of ordering document clusters given some knowledge of user interests 30 1995
 
IMPROVED SEARCH LLC (1)
7111237 Blinking annotation callouts highlighting cross language search results 24 2003
 
CITIBANK, N.A. (1)
6049782 Relationship management system and process for pricing financial instruments based on a customer's relationship with a financial institution 297 1996
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
6236994 Method and apparatus for the integration of information and knowledge 189 1998
 
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (1)
5428778 Selective dissemination of information 242 1994
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
7206780 Relevance value for each category of a particular search result in the ranked list is estimated based on its rank and actual relevance values 49 2003
 
FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6938046 Polyarchical data indexing and automatically generated hierarchical data indexing paths 37 2001
 
ELRON ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES LTD. (1)
6119114 Method and apparatus for dynamic relevance ranking 64 1997
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (5)
5760770 System and method for defining a view to display data 57 1996
6760047 Method for flagging and relating information in a computer system 21 2001
* 7149983 User interface and method to facilitate hierarchical specification of queries using an information taxonomy 172 2002
7177859 Programming model for subscription services 97 2002
2007/0027,861 Automated content categorization 61 2005
 
KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED (1)
6317718 System, method and article of manufacture for location-based filtering for shopping agent in the physical world 545 1999
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
6006217 Technique for providing enhanced relevance information for documents retrieved in a multi database search 115 1997
6345256 Automated method and apparatus to package digital content for electronic distribution using the identity of the source content 551 1998
6587848 Methods and apparatus for performing an affinity based similarity search 47 2000
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
2003/0120,502 Application infrastructure platform (AIP) 216 2002
 
SAP SE (1)
2003/0204,433 Processing life and work events 14 2002
 
RAPAPORT, JEFFREY ALAN (1)
5890152 Personal feedback browser for obtaining media files 284 1996
 
PERSPECTA, INC. (1)
6236987 Dynamic content organization in information retrieval systems 155 1998
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
5795155 Leadership assessment tool and method 41 1996
 
THOMSON REUTERS GLOBAL RESOURCES (1)
5537586 Enhanced apparatus and methods for retrieving and selecting profiled textural information records from a database of defined category structures 275 1994
 
FACTIVA, INC. (1)
2005/0187,923 Intelligent search and retrieval system and method 41 2005
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
7091885 Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation 42 2004
 
NTENT, INC. (1)
2007/0050,393 Search system and method 74 2005
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
2002/0042,733 Enhancements to business research over internet 54 2001
 
BEST BUY ENTERPRISE SERVICES, INC. (1)
2002/0099,678 Retail price and promotion modeling system and method 76 2002
 
SABA SOFTWARE, INC. (3)
6643652 Method and apparatus for managing data exchange among systems in a network 520 2001
6721747 Method and apparatus for an information server 226 2001
7072934 Method and apparatus for a business applications server management system platform 215 2001
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
5829983 System for carrying out educational management 83 1995
 
LYCOS, INC. (1)
* 6012053 Computer system with user-controlled relevance ranking of search results 573 1997
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (1)
7039594 Method and system for content management assessment, planning and delivery 71 2000
 
ORACLE OTC SUBSIDIARY LLC (1)
* 7325201 System and method for manipulating content in a hierarchical data-driven search and navigation system 48 2002
 
WORDSTREAM, INC. (1)
5983221 Method and apparatus for improved document searching 49 1998
 
APTEAN, INC. (1)
6711585 System and method for implementing a knowledge management system 362 2000
 
LEARNING TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
5788504 Computerized training management system 107 1995
 
MIRROR WORLDS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
6006227 Document stream operating system 254 1996
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
5799304 Information evaluation 61 1997
 
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2002/0169,764 Domain specific knowledge-based metasearch system and methods of using 110 2001
 
I/P ENGINE, INC. (2)
5983214 System and method employing individual user content-based data and user collaborative feedback data to evaluate the content of an information entity in a large information communication network 363 1998
6029161 Multi-level mindpool system especially adapted to provide collaborative filter data for a large scale information filtering system 177 1998
 
DELL SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
6275820 System and method for integrating search results from heterogeneous information resources 209 1998
 
TTI INVENTIONS C LLC (1)
5655118 Methods and apparatus for managing information on activities of an enterprise 86 1994
 
Knowledge Horizons PTY Ltd. (1)
6182067 Methods and systems for knowledge management 73 1998
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
6345298 System for transferring information between a server and a data terminal through a network 31 2000
 
MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS B.V. (1)
* 6795820 Metasearch technique that ranks documents obtained from multiple collections 90 2001
 
ADFORCE, INC. (1)
6044376 Content stream analysis 271 1997
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 9208195 Retrieving information from a relational database using user defined facets in a faceted query 0 2011
* 2012/0197,849 RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM A RELATIONAL DATABASE USING USER DEFINED FACETS IN A FACETED QUERY 1 2011
 
ELWHA LLC (3)
9044543 Unmanned device utilization methods and systems 2 2012
9254363 Unmanned device interaction methods and systems 1 2012
9061102 Unmanned device interaction methods and systems 3 2012
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