07340472 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 14 patents.

A data viewer for displaying information selected from hierarchically organized data enables hierarchical searching by displaying hierarchical levels, or alternatively, by implementing an index search of selected data elements. If the index search is selected, an alphabetically ordered list of selected subjects, categories, and subcategories in the database is displayed for the hierarchically organized data. The selected subjects, categories, and subcategories are each associated with a database record and not with a lower hierarchical level that is a category or subcategory. Upon selecting an element from the index, the user is presented with a topical list. Any topic can be selected to display additional information. When an element is selected during an index search, the hierarchical relationship of the selected element to the hierarchical levels above it is also displayed, enabling the user to select a different hierarchical level that appears more relevant to the information desired.

Title
Organizing and storing hierarchical data in a database having dual structures
Application Number
10/839564
Publication Number
7340472 (B2)
Application Date
May 5, 2004
Publication Date
March 4, 2008
Inventor
Wayne L Johnson
Seattle
WA, US
Edwin Thorne III
Palo Alto
CA, US
Sean M Usibelli
Fairbanks
AK, US
Robert L Usibelli
Seattle
WA, US
Eric J Makus
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Ronald M Anderson
Assignee
Town Compass
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06F 7/00
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