09659069 cites 88 patents.

The present invention provides a search capability to allow a user to easily locate a preference control, file, folder, control, or other system resource or data item associated with a search result. In one embodiment, a user enters a search term (or a portion thereof) in a search field associated with one or more resource types that may be searched. The user may be presented with a pop-up menu containing a list of likely matches. The user selects the desired preference control from the pop-up menu, and the corresponding preference pane, or other container, containing the selected data item, control, or other resource is displayed. In one aspect, as the user enters the search term (or portion thereof), certain icons are highlighted. Specifically, those icons that represent containers containing matching data items (such as preference panes having controls that match the search term) are highlighted. Different types of highlighting can be used depending on the degree of certainty as to which container is likely to contain the correct match.

Title
Highlighting items for search results
Application Number
14/212853
Publication Number
9659069 (B2)
Application Date
March 14, 2014
Publication Date
May 23, 2017
Inventor
Kevin Tiene
Cupertino
CA, US
Gregory N Christie
San Jose
CA, US
Steve Ko
San Francisco
CA, US
Bas Ording
San Francisco
CA, US
Maxym I Runov
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Squire Patton Boggs
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/0482
G06F 17/30
G06F 3/048
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