This Google patent lists Larry Page (Lawrence E. Page) as an inventor and is directed towards hypertext browser assistant. Mr. Page was awarded U.S. Patent 8316016 entitled “Hypertext browser assistant” on November 20, 2012. The utility patent has been cited 3 times by other U.S. patents in the field of computer technology and in other fields.
A system facilitates a search by a user. The system detects selection of one or more words in a document currently accessed by the user, generates a search query using the selected word(s), and retrieves a document based on the search query. When the document includes one or more links corresponding to a linked document, the system analyzes each of the links, prefetches the linked documents corresponding to a number of the links, and presents the document to the user. The system receives selection of one of the links and retrieves the linked document corresponding to the selected link. The system identifies one or more pieces of information in the retrieved document, determines a link to a related document for each of the identified pieces of information, and provides the determined links with the related document to the user. Link: U.S. Patent 8316016
Google filed this utility patent on September 26, 2011 giving it a processing time of 421 days (compared to an average processing time of 901 in the field). They have a total number of 15211 patents. The first named inventor is Lawrence E. Page of Palo Alto, CA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Shahid Alam and examiner .
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