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Jan O Pedersen, Per Kristian Halvorsen, Douglass R Cutting, John W Tukey, Eric A Bier, Daniel G Bobrow: Iterative technique for phrase query formation and an information retrieval system employing same. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, January 11, 1994: US05278980 (435 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval system and method are provided in which an operator inputs one or more query words which are used to determine a search key for searching through a corpus of documents, and which returns any matches between the search key and the corpus of documents as a phrase containing th ...


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Eric A Bier, William A S Buxton: User interface having movable sheet with click-through tools. Xerox Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 3, 1996: US05581670 (329 worldwide citation)

A user interface technique operates in the environment of a processor-controlled machine for executing a program that operates on a set of underlying data and displays a visible representation thereof. The system generates a visual depiction of a movable sheet having a number of delineated regions ( ...


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Maureen C Stone, Eric A Bier, Anthony DeRose: User-directed method for operating on an object-based model data structure through a second contextual image. Xerox Corporation, Judith C Bares, March 17, 1998: US05729704 (317 worldwide citation)

A user-directed method for operating a processor-controlled machine permits a user to operate on an object-based model data structure from which a first image has been produced in order to produce a second image for display in the spatial context of the first image, and then to interact with objects ...


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Willaim A S Buxton, Eric A Bier: User interface having simultaneously movable tools and cursor. Xerox Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 25, 1998: US05798752 (272 worldwide citation)

A user interface technique operates in the environment of a processor-controlled machine for executing a program that operates on a set of underlying data and displays a visible representation thereof. The user simultaneously and independently moves the tools with one hand, normally the non-dominant ...


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Eric A Bier, William A S Buxton, Maureen C Stone: User interface having click-through tools that can be composed with other tools. Xerox Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 1, 1997: US05617114 (189 worldwide citation)

A user interface technique operates in the environment of a processor-controlled machine for executing a program that operates on a set of underlying data and displays a visible representation thereof. The system further provides a visual depiction of a set of tools. The tools include click-through ...


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Maureen C Stone, Kenneth P Fishkin, Eric A Bier: Method and apparatus for operating on the model data structure of an image to produce human perceptible output using a viewing operation region having explicit multiple regions. Xerox Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, October 6, 1998: US05818455 (122 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a processor control machine, and a machine having a processor for producing human perceptible output related to an image display feature presented in an original image using the model data structure (the model) from which the original image was produced. In response to the disp ...


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Eric A Bier, David J Kurlander: Interactive graphical search and replace utility for computer-resident synthetic graphic image editors. Xerox Corporation, July 21, 1992: US05133052 (116 worldwide citation)

Provision is made for search digital synthetic graphics data (e.g., displayed single page scenes, multi-page files or multi-file databases) to find graphical patterns which match a user specified graphical search pattern. Furthermore, there is support (i) for performing pre-recorded macro operations ...


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Eric A Bier: Method and apparatus for interfacing a plurality of users to a plurality of applications on a common display device. Xerox Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, August 15, 1995: US05442788 (94 worldwide citation)

A multi-user multi-device system enables a plurality of users to control a single screen. Each user has one or more input devices, which can be used to control one or more stored applications. At any time, the system produces a consistent view of all applications on the single screen. The input from ...


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Maureen C Stone, Eric A Bier, Kenneth P Fishkin, Anthony DeRose: Method and apparatus for producing a composite second image in the spatial context of a first image. Xerox Corporation, Judith C Bares, December 26, 1995: US05479603 (90 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for operating a processor-controlled machine to produce a composite view of an original, or first, image by combining the functions of multiple viewing operations and using the model data structure from which the first image was produced (called the "FIMDS".) A first viewing op ...


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Eric A Bier: Method and apparatus for per-user customization of applications shared by a plurality of users on a single display. Xerox Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs Liability Partnership, October 1, 1996: US05561811 (59 worldwide citation)

A multi-user multi-device system enables a plurality of users to control a single screen. Each user has one or more input devices, which can be used to control one or more stored applications. At any time, the system produces a consistent view of all applications on the single screen. The input from ...