Information management

  • US 10,185,580 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2010
  • Issued: 01/22/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/14/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for managing information in a multi-program graphical environment, the method comprising:

  • presenting on a display a plurality of information elements in a first part of the graphical environment to a user;

    forming in the first part of the graphical environment a graphical source representation that indicates one or more information sources associated with respective ones of at least some of the information elements including indicating a total number of information sources associated with a particular information element of the plurality of information elements, with at least a first information element of the plurality of information elements being associated with a graphical source representation that indicates a plurality of information sources associated with the first information element;

    accepting selections of one or more information elements by the user;

    forming corresponding representations of the selected information elements in an other part of the graphical environment; and

    storing data in a data storage system to maintain as persistent the representations in the other part of the graphical environment as further information elements are presented in the first part of the graphical environment to the user.

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