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Late winter 1997 Created a reading card from a 3x 5 index card while instructing a student challenged with ADD.   She was not able to focus and had forgotten to take her medication that morning.   The tool helped her immediately so that she could read an entire page of text with good comprehension.   This became the first, rough prototype of the Reading Focus Cards.

Began to develop an improved prototype of the focus card.   Used an old, vinyl placemat to create a more advanced model.

Summer 1998 Further developed the focus card.   Hole is added to anchor on a loose-leaf binder ring to prevent loss.
August 2002 Enlisted the help of an invention assistance company.   A non-disclosure agreement was completed and sent.   When fees became prohibitive, discontinued working with the company.
October 2003 Began attending meetings of the Illinois Innovators and Inventors group (Edwardsville, IL) to discuss ongoing progress of the focus card.   Non-disclosure statements were signed by all in attendance prior to each meeting.
December 2005 Further improvements were made to the focus card to enhance its ease of tracking and overall use.
February 2006 Met with attorney.   Patent search conducted for the Reading Focus Cards
December 2006 Patent application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
May 2007 Focus study conducted at St. Simon School in St. Louis, Missouri. Results of Focus Study
August 2007 Retail sales of the Reading Focus Cards begin earlier than expected as a result of parent requests.
July 2009 Patent issued for physical Reading Focus Cards (U.S. Patent 7,565,759)
January 2013 Patent issued for Reading Focus Cards app (U.S. Patent 8,360,779) for laptop/desktop use
January 2015 Reading Focus Cards desktop app for Macs and Windows published in the Mac App Store & on
March 2018 New Reading Focus Cards app for Windows 10 published in the Windows Store
July 2018 Physical Reading Focus Cards available via 6 catalogs and online at

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Learning Tools

We design reading and learning tools for persons of different ability levels, particularly in the areas of ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, some autism-spectrum disorders, and other conditions where focus is an issue.

Our Reading Focus Cards is a reading and study tool that can benefit individuals challenged with tracking and focusing. The Reading Focus Cards supports differentiated instruction. Its use can be demonstrated as part of a professional development workshop.


© 2008-2018 Brennan Innovators, LLC    Reading Focus Cards - U.S. Patent No. 7,565,759 and 8,360,779