Robert_Charlton - 10:41 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Here's the major WebmasterWorld thread I remember about the patent...
Google's 2 rankings & you
New patent means new way of ranking
What the new patent implies is a ranking, then a reranking, then a weighting, and then a display.
Apart from the IP question... it's very likely that Google uses the procedure of ranking, then reranking, then weighting, and then a display in a great many of its algorithmic considerations these days.