US Patent No. 9,256,653

FACETED SEARCH RESULTS


Patent No. 9,256,653
Issue Date February 09, 2016 
Title Faceted Search Results
Inventorship John M. Hornkvist, Cupertino, CA (US)
Wayne R. Loofbourrow, San Jose, CA (US)
Eric R. Koebler, Ben Lomond, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,256,653

1. A method comprising:
receiving, on a data processing system with one or more processors, a first user input comprising a search query;
displaying, in response to receiving the first user input, a first subset of a plurality of search results generated by a
search performed according to the search query across data accessible by the data processing system, the first subset of the
plurality of search results displayed within a plurality of categories;

receiving, while displaying the first subset of the plurality of search results, a second user input comprising a selection
of a first category of the plurality of categories;

displaying, in response to the second user input, a second subset of the plurality of search results, the second subset categorized
into a plurality of default subcategories of the first category;

receiving, while displaying the second subset of the plurality of search results, a third user input comprising a selection
of one of a plurality of subcategory options; and

in response to the third user input, displaying a third subset of the plurality of search results, the third subset categorized
into a plurality of subcategories corresponding to the selected subcategory option.