Yahoo patents granted on 31 January 2012

26 US patents granted on 31 January 2012 and assigned to Yahoo

1 8,108,800 Calculating cognitive efficiency score for navigational interfaces based on eye tracking data
2 8,108,795 System and method for the visualization of sports information
3 8,108,778 System and method for context enhanced mapping within a user interface
4 8,108,771 Secure inter-module communication mechanism
5 8,108,770 Secure inter-module communication mechanism
6 8,108,555 System and method for transmission of DNS beacons
7 8,108,515 Enabling rent/buy redirection in invitation to an online service
8 8,108,501 Searching and route mapping based on a social network, location, and time
9 8,108,481 Community caching networks
10 8,108,452 Keyword based audio comparison
11 8,108,416 System and method for updating a search results page in response to a user map interaction
12 8,108,411 Methods and systems for merging data sets
13 8,108,390 System for targeting data to sites referenced on a page
14 8,108,385 User interfaces for search systems using in-line contextual queries
15 8,108,379 System and method for editing history in a search results page
16 8,108,378 Podcast search engine
17 8,108,374 Optimization framework for tuning ranking engine
18 8,108,347 Web server content replication
19 8,108,340 Search engine configured to minimize performance degradation under high load
20 8,108,323 Distributed spam filtering utilizing a plurality of global classifiers and a local classifier
21 8,108,257 Delayed advertisement insertion in videos
22 8,108,254 Methods to attribute conversions for online advertisement campaigns
23 8,108,239 System and method for facilitating trusted recommendations
24 8,107,495 Integrating access to audio messages and instant messaging with VOIP
25 8,107,470 Application interface for global mobile message delivery
26 8,105,159 Player roster selection interface