Pandexio Granted 1st Patent on Micro-Learning Objects

Patent Covers the Sharing of Micro-Learning Objects Curated from Content

HERMOSA BEACH, Ca., Sept. 26, 2016 – Pandexio, Inc. today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,443,098 addressing the sharing of micro-learning objects curated from content (Smartsnips).

Smartsnips enable employees to capture, curate and share the most important parts of content along with their insights, while retaining one-click access to the source and context.  Prior to Smartsnips, software only had to manage rights to a single-layer object: a document, article or web page for example.  Smartsnips are multi-layer knowledge objects curated from content, and a user’s access rights may differ across layers.

“This patent is an important part of our IP portfolio related to micro-content capture, curation and sharing,” says John Burge, President of Pandexio and a former IP attorney.  “A multi-layered data structure is key to lightweight objects that are self-referencing.  This patent provides the technology for managing user rights across layers, which can be impacted by user role, content security settings, Copyright Law and a host of other factors.”

The Smartsnips technology platform enables the curation of micro-learning objects from within the applications employees currently use to do their work – including social networks, web browsers, productivity applications and learning systems.  Smartsnips technology is available to enterprises through their HCM technology providers and SIs who enter into Smartsnips licensing and distribution agreements with Pandexio.

"We need to make it as frictionless as possible for employees to capture what they learn, and make that knowledge hyper-accessible to themselves and others, particularly in social and mobile environments” says David Hain, CEO of Gotham Growth Group.  “Getting the data structure right is absolutely crucial to learning objects that are lightweight yet verifiable, and to generating a high-quality knowledge base that stands the test of time.  This is why we believe Smartsnips will emerge as the standard information format for micro-learning objects curated from content” says John Burge.

About Pandexio:

Pandexio’s mission: make it easy for employees to curate and share micro-learning objects from content, within applications they already use, with fingertip access anytime on any device. Using our platform, companies can Smartsnip-enable just about any system employees use to consume or share content.  Smartsnips are currently available as part of the Tribridge Content Sphere solution and the Cornerstone Connect social learning platform from Cornerstone OnDemand.  

Quote of the Day - Mak[ing] what we read ours - John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
— John Locke

The words we read are valuable precisely because they are invitations for us to think: evaluate, react, process, organize, reject, respond, synthesize.

What you get out of a text is what is yours.

Read like you mean it.

Turn Enterprise Social Networks into Networks of Knowledge

Getting team members talking in more fluid ways promises to help connect the insight and knowledge of experts to the situations that most need it. Enterprise social networks get you part of the way. With knowledge flow tools embedded inside, you can turn “just talking” into knowledge collecting, sharing and collaborating.

The Quotes Project - Collecting Human Knowledge Together

Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice: Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.
— Polonius in 'Hamlet'
We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident As the rock and ocean that we were made from.
— Robinson Jeffers
All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is;
— Lao Tzu

One of the reasons we've built Pandexio is because we believe very strongly about the power of human knowledge to guide, strengthen, console and empower the enterprise of being human, no matter if it's in the service of industry, profit, wisdom, beauty, art or leadership. 

Join the Project

My name is Ryan Nance, and I am the director of User Experience and Product Design here. While we've all been working to bring our vision to life to enable knowledge workers and everyone in industry who needs to make good, solid decisions based on knowledge, I personally have been excited to use it for one of my other passions: reading and sharing the insights with my friends and colleagues.

So, I've created and been working on a project in Pandexio called The Quotes Project, and I have loaded it with some of my favorite texts: philosophies, histories, plays, poems, letters from the likes of Abe Lincoln, Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, Herodotus and more. But the power of Pandexio is much more than my own reading and snipping out quotes.

So today, I am extending an invitation for you to join The Quotes Project, to add new texts, snip new quotes, discuss and share the amazing knowledge and wisdom that we have been building in our collective culture.

And one of the great benefits is, once you join the project, you can access all of the quotes we collect just by opening Pandexio on your phone. 

So submit your email and I'll send you an invite to start reading and snipping.

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Where to Find It - Information, Knowing and Intelligence

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.
— Albert Einstein

Information is just one of the materials we use to create knowledge and ultimately to form our intelligence. 

The Flow of Knowledge - Pandexio's 3-Column Dashboard

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
— John Naisbitt

Knowledge is not a commodity. It is not a fungible product that can be stored in some ice house until the right moment.

To really look at the power of knowledge, we need to think of it as a service. Its impact and value really only come into being when the right information, context, insight and opinion come together at the right moment for a decision to be made. It is quite an ornate bit of choreography that goes into it.

The key is to create a process, a flow of knowledge that connects these elements in a more regular basis allows. 

Projects & Documents

The heart of Pandexio is the 3-column dashboard. It is an app and service designed to help you create that flow of knowledge. 

Projects and documents get shared with team members in the first column. When you're ready to start the flow of knowledge, you launch a document in the viewer. 

The Pandexio Viewer lets you collect, describe, connect and organize your knowledge as you read, and frees your newly minted knowledge from the container of the document.

The Hypersnips Column


At Pandexio's core is the Hypersnip: a connected and easy way to mark, collect and manage salient information, statistics, quotes and ideas from documents, charts, pages, images and more, all without losing context.

Each hypersnip is added to a universal snip feed with all the other hypersnips from all the other documents in your project. This means it is much more than a note taking tool; it's a way to pull your finds out of their sources without breaking the connection.



Collecting and organizing your information and facts into Hypersnips of knowledge is a key step in formulating your ideas, in articulating your point. Creating a hyperpoint is the next step.

The Hyperpoint is deceptively simple: just paragraph text or one-level list structure but it connects your assertions to your knowledge in a seamless and fluid way that doesn't interrupt the clarity of your ideas, simply lends them impact.


On Mobile

And when you view your Pandexio on your mobile phone, you have all of that knowledge, all of those hypersnips and hyperpoints with you, connecting your knowledge to where and how you work.