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UnitedStatesPatent
Arrouyeetal.
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(54)UNIVERSALINTERFACEFORRETRIEVALOFINFORMATIONINACOMPUTERSYSTEM(75)Inventors:YanArrouye,Cupertino,CA(US);KeithMortensen,Sunnyvale,CA(US)(73)Assignee:AppleInc.,Cupertino,CA(US)(*)Notice:Subjecttoanydisclaimer,thetermofthispatentisextendedoradjustedunder35U.S.C.154(b)by154days.Thispatentissubjecttoaterminaldis-claimer.(21)Appl.No.:
11/000,413
(22)Filed:Dec.1,2004(65)PriorPublicationDataUS
2005/0080783
AlApr.14,2005RelatedU.S.ApplicationData(63)ContinuationofapplicationNo.
09/478,009,
filedonJan.5,2000,nowPat.No.6,847,959.(51)Int.Cl.
G06F7/00(2006.01)G06F17/30(2006.01)
(52)U.S.Cl.
7071731;7071728;7071770
(58)FieldofClassificationSearchNoneSeeapplicationfileforcompletesearchhistory.(56)ReferencesCitedU.S.PATENTDOCUMENTS
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PrimaryExaminer-
RehanaPerveen
AssistantExaminer-
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Hoffler(74)Attorney,Agent,orFirm-
BuchananIngersoll
&
RooneyPC(57)ABSTRACTThepresentinventionprovidesconvenientaccesstoitemsofinformationthatarerelatedtovariousdescriptorsinputbyauser,bymeansofaunitaryinterfacewhichiscapableofaccessinginformationinavarietyoflocations,throughanumberofdifferenttechniques.Usingapluralityofheuristicalgorithmstooperateuponinformationdescriptorsinputbytheuser,thepresentinventionlocatesanddisplayscandidateitemsofinformationforselectionand/orretrieval.Thus,theadvantagesofasearchenginecanbeexploited,whilelistingonlyrelevantobjectcandidateitemsofinformation.21Claims,3DrawingSheets
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