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Steven E Kullick, Charles S Spirakis, Diane J Titus: Method and apparatus for transferring archival data among an arbitrarily large number of computer devices in a networked computer environment. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, May 12, 1998: US05751997 (638 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for storing on centralized mass storage devices archival data from multiple computers in a networked environment. In a networked computer system having a communication network interconnecting one or more computers and a storage unit, parallel processes are created to perform r ...


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James D Reekes, Kipley J Olson: Method and apparatus for object-oriented digital audio signal processing using a chain of sound objects. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, January 7, 1997: US05592588 (79 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented audio signal processing system is disclosed. The signal processing system is capable of converting virtually any sound resource into a format which can be used by associated sound hardware to produce a sound. A signal processing system incorporating the invention comprises one or ...


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Charles S Spirakis, Steven E Kullick: Method and apparatus for data transfer and storage in a highly parallel computer network environment. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, February 2, 1999: US05867668 (54 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for sharing a single storage device among an arbitrarily large number of parallel processes with typically no wasted memory space and continued operations even when an error or interrupt occurs is disclosed. In a networked computer system having a communication network connect ...


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Gursharan S Sidhu, Shantanu Narayan, Mark A Gealy, Richard F Andrews, Susan A Manning: Method and apparatus for creating and assigning unique identifiers for network entities and database items in a networked computer system. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, March 16, 1999: US05884322 (54 worldwide citation)

Unique identifications are assigned to entities in a network and items in a database. In general, unique identifications are assigned to entities or data items within a network by a plurality of server entities, each server entity capable of obtaining a unique subset of identifications from other se ...


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Alan W Lillich: Method and apparatus for determining at execution compatibility among client and provider components where provider version linked with client may differ from provider version available at execution. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, March 18, 1997: US05613101 (40 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method and apparatus for verifying compatibility between components of a system which share a client-provider relationship. Briefly, according to the invention, a current version of a provider and a compatibility range are defined for each of a version of a client and a version of ...


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David V James, Mario D Nemirovsky: Method and apparatus for using condition codes to nullify instructions based on results of previously-executed instructions on a computer processor. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, September 29, 1998: US05815695 (32 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method and apparatus for conditionally nullifying a current instruction based on a first test value where the first test value can be set in one or more prior instructions and where the execution of the current instruction can set a second test value without affecting the first te ...


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David V James, Mario D Nemirovsky: System for finding and setting address portion of variable-length character string by XOR-ing portion in number of bytes within single instruction. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, February 27, 1996: US05495592 (32 worldwide citation)

The invention is an instruction for locating the address of a specific character or value within a byte string of variable length. An offset into a portion of the string is specified and the portion of the string is searched for a first occurrence of the specific character beginning at the specified ...


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Lewis K Cirne: Method and apparatus for automatically generating focus ordering in a dialog on a computer system. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, April 29, 1997: US05625763 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus provides for automatic generation of an intuitive, logical focusing order for items in a dialog window in a computer system. The focus ordering can be generated dynamically at runtime or statically. In particular, the focusing order is based on the locations and types of the i ...


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Christopher R Bingham: Method and apparatus for positioning a new window on a display screen based on an arrangement of previously-created windows. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, August 12, 1997: US05657463 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for positioning windows on a display screen in a computer environment in which a user perceives that multiple operations can be executed simultaneously. The method and apparatus for positioning windows is based upon the number of existing windows and the arrangement of previou ...


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Yan J Arrouye, Sean J Findley, Keith L Mortensen: Method and apparatus for “Just-in-Time” dynamic loading and unloading of computer software libraries. Apple Computer, Helene Plotka Workman, November 6, 2001: US06314566 (29 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing “just-in-time” dynamic loading and unloading of libraries. Library code is loaded into memory just prior to the actual execution of a routine in that library and is unloaded from memory after the execution of the library routine is completed. According to the presen ...