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1. (WO2007001876) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING USE OF A SELECTION GUIDE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau

Pub. No.: WO/2007/001876 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/023287
Publication Date: 04.01.2007 International Filing Date: 15.06.2006
IPC:
G06F 17/30 (2006.01) ,G06F 7/00 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30
Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
7
Methods or arrangements for processing data by operating upon the order or content of the data handled
Applicants:
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. [US/US]; 100 Grainger Parkway Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-5201, US (AllExceptUS)
WESTPHAL, Geoffry, A. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
WESTPHAL, Geoffry, A.; US
Agent:
JAROSIK, Gary, R. ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP Suite 2500 77 W. Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601-1732, US
Priority Data:
11/158,03921.06.2005US
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING USE OF A SELECTION GUIDE
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE FACILITER L'UTILISATION D'UN GUIDE DE SELECTION
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method functions to automatically invoke a selection guide when the search term(s) provided in a freeform search query are determined to be associated with a category of item for which a selection guide will provide the most efficient means for the user to locate items of interest.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé permettant d'invoquer automatiquement un guide de sélection quand un ou plusieurs termes de recherche fournis dans une requête de recherche de composition libre sont déterminés comme étant associés à une catégorie d'objets pour laquelle un guide de sélection fournira les moyens les plus efficaces pour l'utilisateur aux fins de localisation des objets recherchés.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CA2613048