From what I see, US patent 6,904,428 (by the Illinois Institute of Technology) is a search algorithm process. Any ideas why IBM thought they needed it? An intranet mediator for obtaining direct ...
This is the first I've heard of this patent for linked lists and traversals filed in 2002. Note that the claim is not a patent on a linked list itself (discussion on Hacker News), but apparently on a ...
US7028023 seems to be a patent for a data structure (a variation on a linked list with an extra pointer to the item after the next item). Are data structures generally considered patentable, if so, ...
I came across this patent titled “Similarity-based access control of data in a data processing system” (priority date: 1995-04-11). Abstract: Similarity of data items is determined by analyzing ...
DataTern has Patent No. 5,937,402 on using objects to access a relational database. The patent was issued in 1999, and obviously people were using objects to access databases since the 80's. ...
Patent Application #20120016857 appears to be for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Here is its claim 1: A computer-readable medium comprising computer-readable instructions for providing search ...