Target‘s patent involves methods and systems for creating and sharing data visualizations. The tool includes a card builder toolset with selectable options for defining aspects of a card to be displayed on a user dashboard. The processing unit generates visualizations based on user input and exports the data visualization library to an application. GlobalData’s report on Target gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Target, Treatment progress monitoring was a key innovation area identified from patents. Target's grant share as of February 2024 was 86%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Data visualization tool with card builder for user dashboards

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Target Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11921991B2) discloses a data display tool that includes a processing unit and a memory storing instructions for a data visualization library. When executed, these instructions generate a user interface with a card builder toolset, allowing users to define and visualize data through selectable options like charts, graphs, tables, figures, or diagrams. The tool also includes a navigation tool and a drill-through feature for interconnecting multiple cards within a dashboard. Additionally, the data visualization library can be exported to an application, enabling the generation of user interface components and visualizations based on user input.

Furthermore, the patent describes a data visualization system with similar functionalities, including a canvas, card builder toolset, and the ability to export the data visualization library to an application. The system's user interface component generator connects to both the application and a database, converting user input into database queries and generating visualizations accordingly. Notably, the data visualization library can receive input from the application, generate database queries, retrieve component data, and display visualizations within the application's user interface. The patent also mentions the integration of the user interface component into third-party applications, the responsiveness of the user interface component to updated user input, and the customization of visualizations based on calculated field information. Additionally, the export of the data visualization library to applications can involve selecting specific functions or exposing application programming interfaces (APIs) for enhanced integration.

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