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U.S. Patent Office Issues WindSpring Patent for Data Miniaturization Technology Processes


Monday, May 21, 2007

Patented Processes Provide Access to Miniaturized Data Without Requiring Decompression

San Jose, CA -- WindSpring, Inc., an advanced compression technology and software provider, today announced that it has been issued patent #7,185,018 B2, entitled "A Method for Storing and Retrieving Miniaturized Data," by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent relates to the company’s Data Miniaturization Technology (DMT) and the ability to create and access miniaturized data.

"Interactive mobile mapping and navigation applications are seeing unprecedented growth, with automatic routing, voice-guided navigation, 3-D mapping, and user-defined points of interest ('POI') emerging as common, everyday services," said Tom Hunt, president and CEO, WindSpring. "Maintaining and managing these services, requires technology that supports the content in an entirely new way. The ability to edit and provide real time content updates without any need to decompress the data is fundamental to the long term viability of these applications."

The company’s current portfolio now includes two issued patents and one allowed patent application all covering the processes which allow miniaturized data to be accessed, searched and edited while remaining in a miniaturized state.

About WindSpring, Inc.

WindSpring is a provider of advanced compression software for the digital mapping and navigation markets. The company’s patented data miniaturization technology (DMT™) eliminates the need for file decompression, drastically reduces the data footprint of large files, and allows total data manipulation while in the reduced state. The company is focused on in-dash navigation, personal navigation devices, trucking/logistics, Internet/consumer wireless and enterprise/public sector GIS. More information about the privately-held, San Jose, California-based company is available at www.windspring.com.



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