Posted by: macintoshsisters | November 24, 2006

Apple files OS X ‘SnapBack’ related patent

On November 23, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s patent application titled ‘User interface for accessing presentations’ which was originally filed in July 2006. Apple’s patent relates to methods, such as user interfaces, for accessing do*****ent presentations or other types of presentations and more particularly, relates to access or retrieval for page do*****ent and search result presentations.

Patent Background
The Internet is a global network of connected computer networks. Over the last several years, the Internet has grown significantly. A large number of computers on the Internet provide information in various forms. Anyone with a computer connected to the Internet can potentially tap into this vast pool of information. A typical user uses a browsing application (e.g., a browser) to access one or more Web pages provided by a Web server. A typical browser may be a version of Internet Explorer from Microsoft Corporation, or Netscape Communicator from Netscape Communications Corporation.

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