System and method for presenting information organized by hierarchical levels

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PATENT NO 7363593
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09997773

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A system and method for presenting information organized by hierarchy levels displays navigation bars related to the hierarchy of nodes from the root node to the one or more sub-nodes having the lowest hierarchy level and hides unrelated sub-nodes, such as siblings of ancestors of the lowest hierarchy level node. The relevant levels of the hierarchy are displayed as a stacked box metaphor to provide strong state information for information associated with a desired sub-node of the lowest selected hierarchy level. Index tabs provide a view of heterogeneous sections sliced across a desired attribute to provide rapid navigation through a hierarchy of non-homogeneous classifiers to find information having an indexed attribute. Activation of a sub-node navigation bar displays information associated with the sub-node or displays child nodes and hides sibling nodes of the activated sub-node. An activation icon associated with navigation bars allows a user to browse upwards in the hierarchy level as desired.

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VERSATA DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.AUSTIN, TX120

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Klein, Tyler N Pittsburgh, PA 1 27
Loyens, Jon Austin, TX 4 43

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