US Patent No: 8,135,708

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Relevance ranked faceted metadata search engine

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Abstract

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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 25 134

Cited Art Landscape

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FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (5)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 9,208,195 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)
9,044,543 Unmanned device utilization methods and systems 2 2012
9,254,363 Unmanned device interaction methods and systems 1 2012
9,061,102 Unmanned device interaction methods and systems 3 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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