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BW: TheBrain.com Receives Patent on Graphical Interface for Linked Information

Mar 11, 2000, 22:39 (2 Talkback[s])

"TheBrain.com..., the leading provider of visual information environments, has been awarded a patent for its innovative graphical interface, TheBrain."

"The issued patent covers TheBrain's dynamic graphical interface, which visually communicates relationships between information. TheBrain's point and click interface allows any piece of information to be linked and accessed from multiple locations within the interface - giving users the ability to retrieve and navigate data by association..."

"'With the deluge of information experienced today, traditional hierarchical structures are no longer adequate to serve as the basis for the way we work with our information. TheBrain overcomes these limitations by presenting related information from the perspective of the user's current focus,' said Harlan Hugh, President of TheBrain.com and inventor of TheBrain..."

"TheBrain.com has developed various products that utilize its patented technology, including PersonalBrain, SiteBrain, and BrainSDK. PersonalBrain allows individual users to link Web sites, files, notes, and other information into one personalized interface. SiteBrain enables more efficient navigation of Web sites and corporate intranets. BrainSDK allows corporations to visualize databases and enhance their proprietary applications."

"In recognition of the innovative and unique nature of TheBrain, the U.S. Patent Office awarded Patent No. 6,031,537. The patent is the first issued of several filed by TheBrain.com. Its issuance creates a significant barrier to entry for companies considering developing similar technology and solidifies TheBrain.com's position as the leading provider of visual information environments."

Press release.