Patents by Inventor Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8065299
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Patent number: 8037087
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Patent number: 7984048
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Patent number: 7739274
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20100138400
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20100030735
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Patent number: 7451131
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20080208825
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20080208824
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Patent number: 7181447
    Abstract: Methods and systems for conceptually organizing and presenting information. A correlation of multiple users' responses to the organization and presentation of information is used to determine an optimal organization and presentation of the information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: IAC Search and Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Patent number: 7152061
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a user's query based on other users' picks. For one embodiment of the invention, user responses are correlated to determine an affinity among users. User affinity is then used to modify the presentation of the search results. For one embodiment the location of other user's is used to modify the presentation of the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20060230040
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a user's query based on other users' picks. For one embodiment of the invention, user responses are correlated to determine an affinity among users. User affinity is then used to modify the presentation of the search results. For one embodiment the location of other user's is used to modify the presentation of the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20050125392
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. A plurality of picks issued during a same search session are associated. A query is received from a user and a search result is provided corresponding to the query. In response to a user issuing a pick, one or more of the associated picks are provided. For one embodiment of the invention, search result URLs are associated with one or more queries where picks of such URLs and the queries were contained in a search session. In response to a query, search results are provided that include one or more URLs and any queries associated with each URL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20050125374
    Abstract: Methods and systems for conceptually organizing and presenting information. A correlation of multiple users' responses to the organization and presentation of information is used to determine an optimal organization and presentation of the information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20050125391
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis
  • Publication number: 20050125376
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a response to a user's query based on other users' picks. For one embodiment of the invention, user responses are correlated to determine an affinity among users. User affinity is then used to modify the presentation of the search results. For one embodiment the location of other user's is used to modify the presentation of the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Andy Curtis, Alan Levin, Apostolos Gerasoulis