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Peter G Anick, Jeffrey D Brennan, Rex A Flynn, Bryan Alvey, David R Hanssen, Jeffrey M Robbins: Direct manipulation interface for Boolean information retrieval. Digital Equipment Corporation, Ronald E Myrick, Barry N Young, Ronald C Hudgens, December 29, 1992: US05175814 (154 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus that translates a natural language query into a Boolean expression to be used to search a database. The Boolean expression is displayed on a screen so that the user can alter the Boolean expression using a mouse or similar input device and re-execute the search. The manipulati ...


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Jeffrey M Robbins: Method and apparatus for authenticating static transceiver data and method of operating an AIS transceiver. Vesper Marine, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, September 16, 2014: US08838985 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus which ensures that static data entered into a communications device or apparatus is accurate, or at least consistent with data provided to an authentication service. In some embodiments of the invention, the authentication service may maintain a database of static data associa ...