Yahoo patents granted on 25 March 2014

7 US patents granted on 25 March 2014 and assigned to Yahoo

1 8,683,384 Live action icons for the internet
2 8,683,379 Dynamic layout for a search engine results page based on implicit user feedback
3 8,682,842 System and method for logging operations
4 8,682,724 System and method using sampling for scheduling advertisements in slots of different quality in an online auction with budget and time constraints
5 8,682,713 System for selecting ad inventory with a clickable map interface
6 8,682,072 Image segmentation
7 8,678,359 System and method for reducing mineral buildup on drift eliminators of a cooling tower