Archives Tag: Google Patents

New Googly Patents

Google was just granted a new patent that will give them rights to a navigation system that doesn’t require any pointing device. Here is what the patent actually says. A system and method for navigating within a graphical user interface without using a pointing device is described. A set of one or more keyboard shortcuts […]

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Google Hates Spammers. No, Really, they do.

Google was granted a patent today about link spammers. 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 linked nodes are disclosed. The spam likelihood value is computed from an importance of the node and a derivative value of […]

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Google Gets Ready to Zoom

Google recently filed a patent to add the ability to “zoom” on a webpage. Here is the abstract from the patent filing, Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to a cross-browser compliant web page zoom feature. A method includes receiving a web page with machine-readable instructions and a zoom factor for the web […]

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Google Pushes Again to Mobile Devices

If it wasn’t obvious already to you that Google wants to be part of the mobile industry, this should clear any doubt you have. Google recently registered a patent regarding Location-Based Responses to Telephone Requests. Abstract A method for receiving processed information at a remote device is described. The method includes transmitting from the remote […]

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PageRank Patent to Expire?

I have talked about the PageRank patent before on this blog, but it’s time that we bring up the discussion again. Today, news has been spreading across the web about how the patent office is changing its policies on what you are and are not allowed to patent. The Patent and Trademark Office has now […]

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Google Introduces AJAX Patent Search API

Awesome! There’s an AJAX Patent Search API tool available. There’s no possibility of there being a downside, right? Well hold up a second there. Who cares if tools are available if the data is old. Frankly, I don’t care about any magical tool being available unless the content gets updated. I e-mailed Adam Lasnik about […]

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Google Patents: Page Turning Graphical User Interface

Google was granted a patent today for creating a Page Turning Graphical User Interface. Here is a description of the patent. A portion of the disclosure of this patent document contains material to which a claim for copyright and trademark is made. The copyright and trademark owner has no objection to the reproduction of the […]

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Google Patents: Improved Duplicate File Detection

According to a patent that was filed last last month by Google, they are pursuing better duplicate (and near-duplicate) file detection. Here is the premise for the patent, What is claimed is: 1. A method comprising: receiving a voice search query from a user; deriving a plurality of recognition hypotheses from the voice search query, […]

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Google Patents: Information Retrieval Based on Historical Data

A few days ago, Google was granted a patent (#7,346,839) that will allow the association of documents based on historical data. Here are the inventors noted for the patent, Acharya, Anurag (Campbell, CA, US) Cutts, Matt (Mountain View, CA, US) Dean, Jeffrey (Palo Alto, CA, US) Haahr, Paul (San Francisco, CA, US) Henzinger, Monika (Lausanne, […]

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Googlebot Expands to World Domindexing

Robots and how they read (or don’t read) images has always been an issue. Google[bot] is finally starting the trek which will take the world down a read of being able to search for anything, anywhere. According to what Danny recently touched on, Google has filed three new patents: Recognizing text in images, Enhancing text […]

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