June 19, 2001 04:04am
Heartsoft Files Patent for On-Line Porno Image Detection & Filtering Technology
Source: Heartsoft, Inc.
by: Company Press Release
(TULSA, OK) -- Heartsoft, Inc. (OTCBB:HTSF - news), announced today that the Company had filed a regular utility patent application on May 25, 2001, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as the subsequent step in the process to seek patent protection for its proprietary pornographic image detection and recognition software. The company had filed a provisional patent application in May 2000, entitled, ``Evaluating Graphic Image Files For Objectionable Content.''
The current patent pending technology is utilized as one of the key security features of Internet Safari(TM), the Company's recently released secure Internet browser for children.
Through the utilization of artificial intelligence, the patent-pending technology performs a real-time analysis of digitized images transmitted over the Internet, including Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) graphic image files. The technology determines to a high level of confidence whether a graphic image is likely to contain inappropriate content and prevents it from being viewed.
Heartsoft is exploring other applications for the use of its image and detection technology as well as the opportunities to license the patent-pending code for use in business and governmental agencies. The company will initially concentrate its efforts on evaluating the possibility of offering its technology as a plug-in to mitigate the amount of objectionable material received in the work place and thereby reducing the liability of businesses to sexual harassment complaints.
About Internet Safari
Internet Safari(TM) is a secure children's browser that utilizes artificial intelligence to provide young children with a safe Internet surfing experience while being engaged in an exciting and fun-filled jungle-theme setting. Through the incorporation of material provided by a hand-selected group of premium content providers and the iSafari Outpost page, young children will find it easier to visit web sites that have been approved by parents and educators. Parents can now have ease of mind when their children surf the Internet using Internet Safari's(TM) integrated security protocols and patent-pending graphic image analysis and detection routines.
Internet Safari(TM) offers parents and educators a secure and safe alternative to such adult browsers as Microsoft's Internet Explorer® and Netscape's Navigator®/Communicator®. Heartsoft's patent-pending filtering technology expands the Company's ability to provide Internet software applications currently being serviced by companies like Peoplesoft (Nasdaq:PSFT - news), Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL - news), and SurfControl, PLC (Easdaq:SRFC).
About Heartsoft, Inc.
Heartsoft, Inc. publishes and distributes Internet and multimedia educational software products for early-learning students to schools and homes nationwide.
The Company's educational software products, as well as Internet Safari(TM), operate on both Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) Windows 95/98/2000® and Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL - news) iMac® and G3 and G4 Macintosh® platforms.
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Heartsoft, Inc. may be visited on line at http://www.heartsoft.com, http://www.isafari.com, and http://www.thinkology.com.
The Company's plans, estimates, and beliefs concerning the future contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially due to a variety of factors.
Heartsoft, Inc., Tulsa, Okla.
Chalres Fabiano, 480/497-6189