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Steven Jobs
Jean Marie Hullot, Steven P Jobs, Christopher M Franklin: System and method for managing graphic images. NeXT Computer, Laurence S Rogers, Jeffrey H Ingerman, September 8, 1992: US05146556 (99 worldwide citation)

A graphic user interface for a computer is provided in which representations of application programs can be placed on the display in a specified area reserved for such a purpose in which area they could not be so readily obscured and forgotten, and which includes a facility for controlling the place ...


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Bertrand Serlet, Lee Boynton, Avadis Tevanian: Method for providing automatic and dynamic translation of object oriented programming language-based message passing into operation system message passing using proxy objects. NeXT Computer, Hecker & Harriman, January 2, 1996: US05481721 (158 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the distribution of objects and the sending of messages between objects that are located in different processes. Initially, a "proxy" object is created in the same process as a sender object. This proxy acts as a local receiver for all object ...


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Richard E Crandall: Method and apparatus for public key exchange in a cryptographic system. NeXT Computer, Hecker & Harriman, October 27, 1992: US05159632 (122 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an elliptic curve cryptosystem that uses elliptic curves defined over finite fields comprised of special classes of numbers. Special fast classes of numbers are used to optimize the modulo arithmetic required in the enciphering and deciphering process. The class of numbers u ...


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Peter N Graffagnino: Method and apparatus for video compression using block and wavelet techniques. NeXT Computer, The Hecker Law Group, February 25, 2003: US06526174 (119 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for symmetrically compressing and decompressing video information in real time by coupling block and wavelet techniques. In the compression pipeline, the image is divided into blocks comprising 2


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Richard E Crandall: Method and apparatus for public key exchange in a cryptographic system. NeXT Computer, Hecker & Harriman, December 14, 1993: US05271061 (82 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an elliptic curve cryptosystem that uses elliptic curves defined over finite fields comprised of special classes of numbers. Special fast classes of numbers are used to optimize the modulo arithmetic required in the enciphering and deciphering process. The class of numbers u ...


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Bradley Taylor: Method and apparatus for providing a network configuration database. Next Computer, Hecker & Harriman, April 25, 1995: US05410691 (80 worldwide citation)

A network database. The network database is arranged in a plurality of domains in a logical hierarchy. Each domain of the hierarchy represents a body of information associated with a logically related group of users or related group of computers. A relative naming scheme is implemented in which a do ...


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Jean Marie Hullot: System and method for configuring a graphic interface. NeXT Computer, Laurence S Rogers, Jeffrey H Ingerman, November 10, 1992: US05163130 (65 worldwide citation)

A graphic interface configuration system is allows a user to create a graphic interface for a computer program in which graphic elements in the interface are linked to variables or functions in any one of a number of programming elements.


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J Lane Molpus, Adam Levinthal, Ross Werner: Method and apparatus for compressing and storing pixels. Next Computer, Hecker & Harriman, February 2, 1993: US05184124 (59 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for a processor or other system device to map processor words to an associated random access memory. In one case, processor words are mapped directly to RAM with no modification. In another case, 32-bit pixels (eight bits each of red, green, blue and alpha) are converted to or ...


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Richard Williamson, Linus Upson, Jack Greenfield, Daniel Willhite: Method and apparatus for mapping objects to multiple tables of a database. NeXT Computer, The Hecker Law Group, March 9, 2004: US06704744 (59 worldwide citation)

The present invention creates a model that maps object classes in an object-oriented environment to a data source. The model maps the relationship between properties of each object class and data of the data source. The present invention can be used with a data source such as a relational database, ...


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Guy Harriman, Mark Ross: DRAM multiplexer. Next Computer, Hecker & Harriman, May 17, 1994: US05313624 (58 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system for supporting one or more memory requestors (CPU's and I/O DMA) accessing a plurality of DRAM memory banks. The present invention is a multiplexer that functions as a 16-bit slice of the interface between the CPU and a 64-bit slice of DRAM memory array. The i ...