Yahoo patents granted on 11 October 2011

7 US patents granted on 11 October 2011 and assigned to Yahoo

1 8,037,424 Visual browsing system and method
2 8,037,410 Method and apparatus for estimating the size of rendered text
3 8,037,097 Universal device identifier for globally identifying and binding disparate device identifiers to the same mobile device
4 8,037,079 System and method for accelerating editorial processes for unsafe content labeling using CBIR
5 8,037,070 Background contextual conversational search
6 8,037,053 System and method for generating an online summary of a collection of documents
7 8,037,047 Technique for inline searching in an instant messenger environment