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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for information management using an open hierarchical data structure. May 13, 1997: US05630125 (384 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for an information management system are disclosed. The invention includes an Application Generator, the Distribution files generated by the Application Generator, and a Retrieval system which accesses the Distribution files. The Retrieval system uses data in the Distributi ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for end-user management of a content menu on a network. May 28, 2002: US06397222 (72 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure teaches how to create a self-service content menu that enables individual providers to add menu paths to a content menu and links to their content on a network. Using password protection access the present invention controls what menu changes end-users can make. As a general p ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for menu access to information objects indexed by hierarchically-coded keywords. November 7, 2000: US06144968 (52 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses how to implement a menu-based retrieval system for an information management system that uses a controlled vocabulary based on hierarchically oriented keywords. In this context each keyword has a hierarchically ordered code and one or more keywords are assigned to an ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for generating paths in an open hierarchical data structure. Paul Zellweger, August 21, 2001: US06279005 (41 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of a computer software program for generating a series of connected nodes that form a path in an open hierarchical data structure is disclosed. The paths in the open hierarchical data structure provide the basis for an end-user menu system known as a content menu. The present ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for generating user profile reports using a content menu. Paul Zellweger, June 4, 2002: US06401096 (38 worldwide citation)

A menu authoring system is disclosed that enables developers to tag menu entries and track end-user selections. The authoring system is based on the prior art of the open hierarchical data structure to generate a content menu. The prior structure manages a network of menu paths that intersect and ov ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for a self-service content menu. Paul Zellweger, March 12, 2002: US06356910 (32 worldwide citation)

A content management system on a Web-site that serves as a end-user access method is disclosed. The prior art of the open hierarchical data structure is used to organize content and provide the basis for a content menu. This present invention improves upon this prior art by teaching how to make a se ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for generating a hypertext-based content menu using an open hierarchical data structure. Paul Zellweger, June 5, 2001: US06243700 (23 worldwide citation)

A menu authoring system is disclosed that uses an open hierarchical data structure to generate source code for hypertext list menus that constitute a content menu on a Web site. The authoring system allows developers to select how and when these menu files are generated and the optimum output file s ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for a menu system for generating menu data from external sources. October 10, 2000: US06131100 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a menu system that produces code consistent with software routines that generate menu data for an open hierarchical data structure. The structure provides the basis for a content menu. Both the menu and the structure are distinctive because they enable multiple paths ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for generating data files for an applet-based content menu using an open hierarchical data structure. Paul Zellweger, October 9, 2001: US06301583 (20 worldwide citation)

An authoring system is disclosed that uses an open hierarchical data structure to build and maintain menu data for an applet running on a client computer that displays a series of nested, pop-up list menus. These menus constitute a content menu that serves as an end-user access method to Web pages o ...


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Paul Zellweger: Method and apparatus for a database management system content menu. October 10, 2000: US06131098 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses the means to build a content menu for a database management system. A content menu is an end-user access method that consists of a list of lists that describe content in an information system. End-users navigate the content menu to locate information objects at the en ...