Instantaneous symbol lookup

  • US 7,856,472 B2
  • Filed: 12/12/2008
  • Issued: 12/21/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a computer system including a plurality of n-tuples, each of the plurality of n-tuples including n>

  • 1 text strings, a computer-implemented method comprising;

    displaying at least one window in connection with a website;

    displaying, utilizing the at least one window, a stock-related field;

    receiving a plurality of characters of text from a user as the user is typing the text utilizing the stock-related field;

    after the user types each character in the received text, dynamically determining whether the characters typed so far match one or more text strings in a first one of a plurality of n-tuples including n>

    1 text strings, each of the plurality of n-tuples including first text representing a stock ticker symbol and second text representing a company name corresponding to the stock ticker symbol;

    if it is determined that the characters typed so far match the one or more text strings in the one of the plurality of n-tuples, indicating to the user that a match has been found, utilizing the at least one window;

    displaying, utilizing the at least one window, a plurality of message summaries;

    wherein the plurality of message summaries comprise first information derived from a first message of a plurality of first messages and second information derived from a second message of a plurality of second messages associated with at least one online forum;

    displaying, utilizing the at least one window, a first set of representations;

    receiving first input from the user indicating a selection of one of the first set of representations;

    displaying a second set of representations representing a set of hyperlinks, utilizing the at least one window, in response to receiving the first input;

    receiving second input from the user indicating a selection of one of the second set of representations; and

    navigating to a destination specified by the selected one of the second set of representations, in response to receiving the second input.

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