Patent Number: 8,788,371

Title: Personalized search widgets for customized user interface

Abstract: A set of personalized search widgets for providing a customized user interface are provided. Among the personalized search widgets include a related searches menu to depict related search terms according to popularity and type. A query builder for explicitly including or excluding particular terms from the query may be provided. The search widgets may further include a history of past searches received from a user, a selection of categories to be searched, and one or more category suggestions. Some widgets associated with sellers allow a user to filter results according to a trusted seller status of the seller or the identity of the seller, and provide to the user a tag cloud including feedback about the seller. The results of a search may be presented in a spreadsheet style format.

Inventors: Parikh; Nishith (San Jose, CA), Sundaresan; Neelakantan (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: eBay Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 30/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-22 0:00:00