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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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Gregory Kenley, George Ericson, Richard Fortier, Chuck Holland, Robert Mastors, James Pownell, Tracy Taylor, John Wallace, Neil Webber: Digital data storage system with improved data migration. Epoch Systems, Lahive & Cockfield, January 4, 1994: US05276867 (921 worldwide citation)

A digital data storage apparatus has primary, secondary and backing storage elements characterized by respectively longer access times. A level detector signals when the quantity of data in the secondary store exceeds a threshold amount. A data migrator responds by moving selected data files from th ...


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Rex A Flynn, Peter G Anick: System for reconstructing prior versions of indexes using records indicating changes between successive versions of the indexes. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 13, 1994: US05347653 (818 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an historical perspective into a database of information objects through an efficient method and apparatus for versioning information objects stored in a database as well as an index representative of the information objects is disclosed. The latest versions of e ...


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Christian D Saether, Peter Stoppani Jr: System of device independent file directories using a tag between the directories and file descriptors that migrate with the files. Digital Equipment Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, July 26, 1994: US05333315 (703 worldwide citation)

A computer file system, having a multiplicity of distinct disk storage devices, includes a multiplicity of file directories, stored on various disks. Each file directory is used to translate file names into corresponding tag values. For each disk there is a file descriptor table with a file descript ...


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Matthew J Anglin, Gregory J Tevis, Donald P Warren: Data storage hierarchy with shared storage level. International Business Machines Corporation, M W Schecter, August 24, 1993: US05239647 (671 worldwide citation)

A data storage hierarchy which inherently allows for a level 1 storage file to be uniquely identified across an entire network is disclosed. A directory naming convention is employed which includes an internal identifier and a name for each subdivision of the network. Because each file can be unique ...


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Michael Reed, Greg Bestick, Carol Greenhalgh, Norman J Bastin, Ron Carlton, Stanley D Frank, Dale Good, Neil Holman, Carl Holzman, Ann Jensen, Harold Kester, Dave Maatman, Edwardo Munevar, Derryl Rogers: Multimedia search system using a plurality of entry path means which indicate interrelatedness of information. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Dickstein Shapiro & Morin, August 31, 1993: US05241671 (666 worldwide citation)

A database search system that retrieves multimedia information in a flexible, user friendly system. The search system uses a multimedia database consisting of text, picture, audio and animated data. That database is searched through multiple graphical and textual entry paths. Those entry paths inclu ...


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Toshio Nakano, Masafumi Nozawa, Akira Kurano, Kiyoshi Hisano, Masayuki Hoshino: Backup control method and system in data processing system using identifiers for controlling block data transfer. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, July 6, 1993: US05226157 (625 worldwide citation)

In a data processing system having a first external memory, a second external memory, and a control memory for storing information on data renewals in the first external memory, a system and a method provide for back-up operations in parallel with ordinary data processing, including dump processing ...


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Charles M Luchs, Richard Salway, Parker Rush, Fern Ann Davy, John Loia, Bernice Alexander, Carol Johnson, John Carducci: Computerized insurance premium quote request and policy issuance system. The Chubb Corporation, Curtis Morris & Safford, May 16, 1989: US04831526 (593 worldwide citation)

A fully computerized insurance system is provided for processing and preparing applications for insurance and premium quotations and for preparing and writing insurance contracts. A central processor, including a data bank into which data is written and from which data is read, this data including i ...


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Jay S Belsan, Jeffrey S Laughlin, Mogens H Pedersen, Robert J Raicer, George A Rudeseal, Charles P Schafer, Barbara L Steele, Patrick J Tomsula: File server having snapshot application data groups. Storage Technology Corporation, Duft Graziano & Forest, April 4, 1995: US05403639 (583 worldwide citation)

This file server system appears to the host computer to be a plurality of data storage devices which are directly addressable by the host computer using the native data management and access structures of the host computer. The file server however is an intelligent data storage subsystem that define ...


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Julian M Kupiec: Method for computerized information retrieval using shallow linguistic analysis. Xerox Corporation, Alexander E Silverman, December 9, 1997: US05696962 (495 worldwide citation)

A computerized method for retrieving documents from a text corpus in response to a user-supplied natural language input string, e.g., a question. An input string is accepted and analyzed to detect phrases therein. A series of queries based on the detected phrases is automatically constructed through ...