Google取得Cuil专利申请

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According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) assignment database, Google has acquired the pending patent applications of one time 搜索 rival Cuil, touted when launched as a potential 谷歌杀手.

On July 28, 2008, the 搜索 engine Cuil went live with hopes from many that it would rival Google in technological know-how and create some competition for the 搜索 engine. Those hopes were fueled in part 通过 the fact that 搜索 engine was started 通过 former Google employees Anna Patterson and Russell Power, a co-founder from IBM, 汤姆·科斯特洛,并且Altavista的创始人和前Google员工Louis Monier也加入了他们的行列。该公司在成立之前已经获得了相当数量的资金,部分原因可能是公司创始人的过往工作经历。

当Cuil推出时,据称其索引范围内的网页是Google的三倍,是微软的十倍。它承诺不保留有关搜索者过去的搜索历史或浏览方式的信息,以区别于Google。彭博新闻社称其为2008年最成功的创业公司之一,人们对该新搜索引擎能够与Google竞争的抱有很高的期望。

发射后不久,Cuil似乎开始向南发展。一个月后,路易斯·莫尼尔(Louis Monier)在与首席执行官汤姆·科斯特洛(Tom Costello)意见分歧之后离开了公司。搜索结果以2列格式显示,而不是单列显示,并附带缩略图。当时,我注意到有关两栏格式的一些投诉,而根据我在使用该网站时的亲身经历,经常会出现缩略图’很好的选择,不能代表搜索结果中返回的页面或主题。 Cuil网站 关掉 在2010年9月,一个神秘的收购消息 跌倒 一周后堆焊。

向Google分配7项待批专利的交易的执行日期为2011年2月4日,’直到几天前(2012年2月14日)才在专利局记录。美国专利商标局数据库没有’提供交易背后的任何细节,例如财务条款。看来Cuil联合创始人Anna Lynn Patterson 返回Google,可能在2010年9月发布,职位名称“Google研究总监。” I’已经写了一些关于她在 基于短语的索引 她过去曾在Google工作。

These pending patents tend to focus primarily upon 搜索 interfaces, such as how multiple tabs might be presented for query terms that might have different senses of 意义, different types of dropdowns from those to show finer levels of granularity of associated categories, and the ability to drill down and refine queries based upon related aspects, like in the following three screenshots from the patents:

那里’我们可能会看到类似Google这些专利申请中所述的内容,但是我’实际上,令专利申请侧重于Cuil的用户界面而不是将搜索结果建立索引的任何方法感到有些惊讶。他们不’不会详细介绍如何识别或生成这些不同类型的类别或相关结果。他们也没有’炫耀应该是Cuil的优势之一–他们索引大量页面的方法 比Google更快更便宜 to create a very deep 搜索 index.

以下是专利申请:

用各种显示范例显示搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090240672
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

A graphical user interface includes tabs representative of different classes of 搜索 results. The tabs are derived in response to the processing of a query. The different classes of 搜索 results group content 通过 meaning, such that a query term with different 意义 produces different classes of 搜索 results with different 意义.

Further, stacks associated with each tab are derived. Each stack 分享 common attributes associated with a tab but has a refined meaning representing a different class of 搜索 results. Each stack includes text to characterize a class of 搜索 results.

使用选项卡显示搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello和Louis Monier发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090240685
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

A graphical user interface includes tabs representative of different classes of 搜索 results. The tabs are derived in response to the processing of a query. The different classes of 搜索 results group content 通过 meaning, such that a query term with different 意义 produces different classes of 搜索 results with different 意义.

使用堆栈显示搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090241044
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

A graphical user interface includes stacks organizing different classes of 搜索 results. The stacks are derived in response to the processing of a query. The different classes of 搜索 results group content 通过 meaning, such that a query term with different 意义 produces different classes of 搜索 results with different 意义.

用于显示具有可配置列和文本摘要长度的搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello和Edward Lau发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090241018
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

A graphical user interface includes configurable parameters to format 搜索 results. The configurable parameters include configurable parameters to specify column configuration and textual summary length.

用于显示具有关联锚区域的搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello和Edward Lau发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090241058
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

A graphical user interface includes a scroll area 显示ing 搜索 results and a permanently 显示ed anchored area.

用于以各种形式的广告显示搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello和Edward Lau发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090241065
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

图形用户界面包括通过处理查询检索的文档。图形用户界面还包括基于文档选择的广告。广告可以包括图像,文本或图标。

用于显示带有搜索词菜单的搜索结果的设备和方法
由Tomas Costello发明
分配给Cuill,Inc.
美国专利申请20090241066
2009年9月24日发布
提交日期:2008年7月24日

抽象

A graphical user interface includes a listing of results derived from processing a query. The graphical user interface further includes a menu of refining 搜索 terms that is dynamically derived in response to the processing of the query.

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  5. Once again Google eats other 搜索 engines for breakfast, seems kinda scary really, I like Google, but they can be really under hand, they have far too much power as a 搜索 engine, It’对于他们所帮助的人们而言,这是个好消息,但是对于那些处于不利地位的人们而言,却是无数坏消息!

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  7. 我非常怀疑Google是否会“actually”使用专利,他们只是买断了比赛,以确保没有其他人试图与Cuil竞争’s strategy.

  8. Sounds like this was only a matter of time. Google is tough to beat at this point and they continue to diversity their product offerings and reach. I can only imagine how long it would take for a new 搜索 engine to really take hold.

    令我惊讶的是有多少人(年龄较大的人)仍在使用AOL,而’t what’s powering it.

  9. 现在真正的问题是,谷歌如何(而不是是否)破坏或掩埋Cuil的技术。他们不’他们的收购交易记录良好。

  10. Wow, awesome! I think they should implement the tabs. It is a really great idea to split the different meaning of a word into separat keyword tabs. The 搜索 results will have much more quality and therefore there is much more place for advertising. 谢谢for sharing this interesting 文章 !

  11. It’s going to be very hard for a startup to compete with Googles indexing and 搜索. They are so far ahead and doing a good job delivering results. Bing is pretty crappy compared to Google and they should have money to compete.

  12. 快速扫描专利中的UI图像,我推测它们’再次呼吁Google及其购买的MetaWeb(Freebase)。结构化数据使刻面过滤变得容易如所示。谁知道!

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  14. 嗨,你好,

    什么’越来越傻了?谷歌正在获得这么多专利吗?还是他们正在建立专利组合以保护自己免受专利巨魔和竞争对手的侵害?还是他们甚至可以使用这些专利中描述的某些技术?

  15. 克里斯,你好

    我不’t know if Google would use the technology described in those patents or not, but some of the user interface stuff is interesting, such as the separate tabs for different possible senses or 意义 of queries.

  16. 嗨,卢克,

    谷歌没有’在Cuil要求其退出之前的几个月内,他们一直没有获得这些专利,因此他们重新雇用了一位在Cuil关闭后一个月内组建Cuil的人。它没有’t appear that Cuil’未能以Google竞争对手的身份繁荣发展,可以归因于Google所做的任何事情。

  17. 杰夫,你好

    我认为此时推翻Google可能需要进行一些相当新颖的工作,但我’我不排除有人可能会带来某些东西的可能性。一世’ve been wondering for a few years if one of the older information technology companies that have been specializing in enterprise 搜索 might try their hands at web 搜索. 我不’不知道那会不会发生,但是我’我仍然没有完全排除它。

    什么 amazes me is that at one point in time Yahoo was powering Microsoft’s 搜索, and now Microsoft is powering Yahoo’s.

  18. 嗨,格雷格,

    Google的收购取得了不同的成功。他们在这里没有’确实收购了Cuil,但他们确实获得了专利以及可能的其他资产,例如其代码和硬件(我们不’不知道这一点)。它’他们可能会使用某些技术,但这可能比其他任何事情都更是业务决策。

  19. 嗨,施瓦内贝格,

    您’re welcome. I’ve been thinking that 搜索 results presented in tabs like that might be a nice thing to see as well. My only issues are how they might determine which tab to make the primary one, which “meanings”可能由标签表示,以及是否存在某些类别或查询,其中标签可能弊大于利。

  20. 嗨Arnaud,

    It’这可能是他们进行收购的原因。关于Cuil的真正创新之处在于,它能够以比Google低得多的成本索引比Google更多的页面,并且没有一项专利能够涵盖这一点。但是那’有些你不会’不想陷入别人’如果您能帮助的话。

  21. 嗨,亨里克,

    Google works to refine and improve its 搜索 capabilities seemingly everyday, adding new capabilities and approaches regularly. That has to be intimidating to anyone who thinks they might be able to do a better job, even for a startup that might include former Google employees, like Cuil.

  22. 嗨,迈克尔,

    Splitting 搜索 results into different senses of queries would be ideal for a 搜索 centered on entities, concepts, and/or phrase based indexing. It would be in line with the 元 web acquisition. That does seem like one direction that Google could go in.

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  24. 嗨,比尔和克里斯,

    该公司于2010年关闭了业务,因此我认为Google收购Cuil的目的不只是为了收购竞争对手–死了的竞争对手是’t a competitor. In my opinion, they will use these patents to upgrade their 搜索 engine.

    另一方面,让我们只有一个选择是可悲的–Google,还有Bing和Yahoo等其他公司。有人可以改变吗?

  25. 嗨,马丁,

    我不’认为收购专利是为了收购竞争对手,或者甚至有必要使用所涉及的技术。 Google更有可能收购有问题的专利,以使Anna Patterson重新加入Google。而且,如果她回国后带给Google的任何东西都涉及Cuill开发的技术,’与使用该技术的Google发生任何形式的利益冲突。

    I’d love to see more competition and more viable 搜索 engines. I think the competition would be beneficial to everyone.

  26. 嗨,比尔,

    the Cuil ended its existence due to huge a loss and 我不’t see a sense in acquiring patents that will not bring Google some good juice. Maybe some source code in Cuil can help Google to create more advanced technology for its 搜索 engine.

    目前尚无法与Big Trio(Google,Yoahoo,Bing)竞争,但是谁知道,也许时间会以Google创立许多年的方式给IT带来一场新的革命。

  27. It’s evident that Google is definitely the 搜索 engine king, and it also appears that 搜索 engine technology is an industry that can be monopolized, just like any other. Google has a great reputation, it is the most popular 搜索 engine, but is it necessary to try and dominate so aggressively? Good post, and thanks for sharing!

  28. 嗨,马丁,

    那里 may be some interesting ideas included within that source code that Google could be using. Cuil was reportedly able to index a lot more pages a lot quicker than Google was able to. That technology could have been protected as a trade secret rather than under a patent.

    It’s also possible that a more mature company could come out of nowhere with a way of 搜索ing the Web as well, like an IBM or Xerox. I’我也不排除这种可能性。

  29. I remember well the launch of Cuil.I thought it was a really great engine. I know that a lot of people disliked the two column format but I felt that it was cleaner and gave the 搜索er a more interactive interface, resulting in finding their target site faster.
    我认为Google’威尼斯的更新使它们的界面更加动态,但是我真的很想看到然后对两列SERP进行A / B测试。

  30. 我的想法是G只是想掩盖它’的基础将事物捆绑在一起,以便赢得其他(未来?)搜索引擎’无法使用这项技术。你发现有趣的是G在Cuil之后’s ‘display’方面比它更重要‘search’ aspects, that is something to wonder about for sure. Cuil may have made it, but the way one 显示s SERP’s非常重要,他们在IMO方面确实搞砸了他们的镜头。
    谢谢– Andy 🙂

  31. 嗨,安迪,

    我以为Cuil很有趣’s patents involved the 显示 of 搜索 results, and not that Google was after Cuil’s 显示 technology. Cuil only had patents that involved the 显示 of 搜索 results. 🙂

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