Tom Sawyer Software Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28 -- Tom Sawyer Software, Berkeley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,542,234) developed by four co-inventors for a "system for arranging a plurality of relational nodes into graphical layout form." The co-inventors are Brendan Madden, Berkeley, Calif., Karlis Freivalds, Garkaine, Latvia, Francois Bertault, Alameda, Calif., and Uli Foessmeier, Groebenzell, Germany.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for arranging a plurality of nodes into graphical layout form partitions the nodes into a set of clusters from which a cluster graph is created. The cluster partitioning is based on the inter-nodal relationships, and cluster size depends on the number of nodes associated with each cluster. The clusters are laid out to avoid overlap, and cluster boundaries, within which nodes in a cluster are constrained, are generated. Nodes of each cluster as classified as either internal or boundary nodes, with boundary nodes being projected outward towards the boundary of the cluster. As an optional step, connection edges between nodes are routed to avoid overlap."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2011 (13/278,047). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8542234.PN.&OS=PN/8542234&RS=PN/8542234
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.
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