US Patent No: 5,953,720

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Method and apparatus for a unified chooser for heterogeneous entities

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Apparatus, methods, and computer program products that disclose an entity chooser (similar to a file chooser) that uniformly presents heterogeneous entities accessed through different access methods. The invention allows a computer user to select, using a single interface, an entity from a collection of entities representing accessible information. For example, the invention can simultaneously and uniformly present entities located on a filesystem along with entities found on a network to the user for selection.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ORACLE AMERICA, INC.SANTA CLARA, CA8203

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bristor, David M Menlo Park, CA 4 169
Mithal, Anant Kartik Sunnyvale, CA 4 14
Monsanto, Lynn San Francisco, CA 2 34

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