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20130073633FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN COMPUTER USERS ACROSS A NETWORK - A stand-alone icon (i.e., an icon that is not part of an application interface) is provided to facilitate communications across a network between users of at least one communications program. The icon represents a contact or a set of contacts. Status information regarding the contact or set of contacts is received and displayed using the icon or in response to an operation performed on the icon. The icon additionally may provide an interface for performing actions related to the contact or set of contacts. The actions may generally include, for example, retrieving profile information about the contact, setting an alert to indicate that the contact's network/login status (e.g., login, logout, or idle) has changed, or performing communications with the contact.03-21-2013
20130073632STRUCTURED OBJECTS AND ACTIONS ON A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM - A social networking system includes a mechanism for integrating user actions on objects outside of the social networking system in the social graph. External system operators include widgets that, when executed by user devices, record user interactions that correspond to a defined structure of actions and objects. Third party operators utilize a tool provided by the social networking system to define the structure of actions and objects. External actions are recorded by the social networking system for publishing to the social graph.03-21-2013
20130031182RESOLVING AN EXCHANGE OF OBJECTS IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for resolving an exchange of a first object and a second object in a communication network. The first object is sent by a first entity to a second entity, the second object having been requested by the first entity from the second entity. A number of verifiers verify a transfer of the first object from the first entity, a number of trustees provide the second object or an equivalent to the second object. There are at least two verifiers or two trustees. Transfer verification is provided by at least one verifier. If the transfer of the first object from the first entity is verified, and a step of transferring the second objector the equivalent to the first entity by at least one trustee of the number of trustees based on the transfer verification.01-31-2013
20080307053System and Method for Permitting Geographically-Pertinent Information to be Ranked by Users According to Users' Geographic Proximity to Information and to Each Other for Affecting the Ranking of Such Information - A system and method for permitting geographically-pertinent information provided on the Internet to be ranked by users, while taking into account the users' geographic proximity to the information, the distance between each user who rates the information, the age of the information, and the age of the users' ratings to determine a ranking for affecting the ranking of information.12-11-2008
20090193083METHOD AND APPARATUS TO LINK MEMBERS OF A GROUP - A system for providing an online community to link members of a community together. The online community may include a business portal, a community portal, a people portal, and an education portal.07-30-2009
20090193082Social network communities for support and accountability based on tracked tips - Bookmarking content modules and tracking scores of user properties against the bookmarked content modules on a computer implemented social network are provided. Content modules containing text, audio, video, or audio-video content are accessible to users of a social network. User properties are associated with the users of the social network and the user properties are related to the content modules. Each user of the social network can bookmark a content module and score a user property against the bookmarked content module related with the same user property. Scores are tracked over a period of time to provide motivation and accountability to the user. Ad hoc online communities form around the bookmarked content modules; members of an online community all share at least one common bookmarked content module. A messaging function is provided for members of an online community to communicate with each other to foster support and accountability.07-30-2009
20110202605Multi-User Interactive Communication Network Environment - A system and method for initiating communication in real-time between users in a multi-user communication environment are described. To limit the receipt of unwanted messages, communication may be limited to a pre-prepared library of chat messages. The pre-prepared library of chat messages may include one or more of predetermined words, phrases and actions. Users are enabled to communicate and/or perform gaming actions based on the prepared library of chat messages, in one or more languages.08-18-2011
20110202604METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SOURCE PEER CAPACITY-BASED DIAMETER LOAD SHARING - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for source peer capacity-based Diameter load sharing are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for source peer capacity-based Diameter load sharing. A network element for processing Diameter messages received from a Diameter peer requests information regarding a Diameter message capacity requirement of the Diameter peer, receives information regarding the Diameter message capacity requirement of the Diameter peer, and uses the received information to load share the processing. In one embodiment, the network element is a Diameter signaling router having multiple message processors for processing Diameter messages, and the information regarding the Diameter message capacity requirement of the Diameter peer is used to load share Diameter message processing and/or Diameter connections among the multiple message processors.08-18-2011
20110202603METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING OBJECT BASED MEDIA MIXING - An apparatus for providing object based media mixing may include at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least receiving an indication of shared content to be provided to a plurality of group members, receiving a selection of a region of interest within the shared content, receiving social interaction media associated with at least one of the group members, and mixing the shared content with the social interaction media to provide mixed content. The mixed content may be dynamically modified to avoid overlaying the social interaction media over the region of interest. A corresponding method and computer program product are also provided.08-18-2011
20130080537Methods and Apparatus for Meeting Location Management - A computer implemented method includes receiving a meeting notification lacking a meeting location designation. The method also includes searching at least one website for a possible meeting location. The method further includes selecting at least one possible meeting location from the at least one website based at least in part on one or more meeting attendees or a domain name associated with a meeting planner. Additionally, the method includes presenting the at least one possible location for verification and utilizing a verified location as the meeting location designation.03-28-2013
20130086173SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MUSIC DATA - The present application relates to a system and method for allowing musicians including composer, arranger, instrumental player and singer to provide music data by stages to complete a popular song or instrumental music. A system for providing music data according to the present invention includes a music data server for transmitting and receiving music data to and from at least four types of musician terminals including a first musician terminal or a composer terminal, a second musician terminal or an arranger terminal, a third musician terminal or an instrumental player terminal and a fourth musician terminal or a singer terminal; and a settlement server for performing settlement transactions related to the music data transmissions between the music data server and the musician terminals.04-04-2013
20090164579METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN A USER DEVICE AND A GATEWAY DEVICE TO FORM A SYSTEM TO ALLOW A PARTNER SERVICE TO BE PROVIDED TO THE USER DEVICE - A system and method of communicating between a user receiving device, a user locator module and a partner service provider includes a gateway device having a port configured to communicate with a user receiving device. The user receiving device registers with the user device locator module through the port. The user device locator module determines the location of a user receiving device. The partner service provider and the user receiving device form a peer-to-peer connection in response to the location data.06-25-2009
20090164581SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZED CO-BROWSING BY USERS IN DIFFERENT WEB SESSIONS - A system and method for enabling co-browsing between two or more users accessing a website in separate sessions. Each of the users operates a web browser instance to browse the website. The website comprises one or more web pages, at least a portion of which includes embedded software code or script. A collaboration manager, established after the users consent to co-browsing, associates the sessions of the users. As the users navigate to new web addresses in the website or enter data into their browser instances, the software code or script embedded within the web pages rendered in the browser instances causes each user's browser to communicate changes in the web addresses or data to the collaboration manager. The collaboration manager receives the communicated changes and provides them to other co-browsing users. Synchronization of cursors, scroll-bar positions and other browser events is also supported.06-25-2009
20100042686COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING LINKING KEYWORD AUTOMATICALLY EXTRACTING PROGRAM, LINKING KEYWORD AUTOMATICALLY EXTRACTING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A character string which is unique in each transaction and a character string common to different transactions are extracted from a message log obtained when the same transaction is processed for a plurality of number of times. Then, messages stored by practically operating an information system are associated with each transaction by utilizing these character strings, and the character string common to the transactions of which execution times overlap with each other is deleted, so that the remained character strings are provided as linking keywords.02-18-2010
20100042685PERSONALIZING COMMUNICATIONS LAYER - A system implementing the present invention uses client/server architecture enabling remote access and personalization in accessing internet sites. In accordance with the present invention a user is equipped with a software enabled device (SED) that is also web enabled. A SED includes a client platform which includes a translator application that translates URLs to a local pseudo-name and vice versa, i.e. translates a local pseudo-name to URL. The client platform further includes a uniquely configured and designed GUI and a mechanism for implementing an online community of users visiting the same website. In another aspect of the present invention, a management layer is constructed that furnishes the subscribing user with a personalized routing mechanism navigate quickly in familiarized portions of the WWW.02-18-2010
20100106780Software Architecture for Managing a System of Heterogenous Network Processors and for Developing Portable Network Processor Applications - A method and system for developing portable network processor applications and/or managing heterogeneous network processors in a network is disclosed. The network includes host processor(s) utilizing system configuration application(s) that are network processor independent. In one aspect, the method and system include using standardized interface(s) for each network processor, using a standardized transport layer compatible with the interface(s), and providing a generic message application layer. The generic message application layer defines generic payload(s) and message type(s) for configuration communications between the network and host processors. In another aspect, the method and system include providing packet processing shell(s) and generic protocol software that is coupled with the packet processing shell(s) through standard interface(s), network processor independent, and performs operations for packet processing. The method and system also include providing a library that includes network processor specific information for performing the operations and providing block(s) for performing other network processor specific operations.04-29-2010
20100106779MULTICAST DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A network composed of a primary segment, in which a management server, a primary distribution server, and a data storage server are disposed, and a secondary segment, in which a plurality of targets connected to the primary segment via a router which does not support multicast, serves as an object. When a multicast distribution request is received at the management server, a secondary distribution server is temporarily built and operated on a particular target of the secondary segment, data is transmitted by unicast from the data storage server to the secondary distribution server via the router, and the data is transmitted by multicast from the secondary distribution server to the targets on the same segment.04-29-2010
20080320081SERVICE COMPONENTIZATION AND COMPOSITION ARCHITECTURE - An architecture for componentizing portions of a collaborative or software as a service (SaaS) environment is provided such that users and/or developers leveraging such environments need not initialize and load the entire environment. Rather services are discovered and selectable so applications can be implemented to utilize a portion of the environment where another portion is not required for the access desired. Similarly, thinner versions of a collaborative or SaaS environments can be implemented to provide easy and efficient access to a portion of the service such that processing power and other burdens are removed from the collaboration or SaaS server and respective clients.12-25-2008
20120166547SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECORDING AND DISTRIBUTING MEDIA - The system includes providing a recorded version of a popular song for download to a plurality of users. One or more of the plurality of users are allowed to download the popular song, record their own voice to the popular song, and save the new version of the modified popular song. The modified popular song is received and providing for download to the plurality of users.06-28-2012
20120166546SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SMART MEDICAL COLLABORATION - Certain examples provide collaboration systems, apparatus, and methods to facilitate automated command recognition and execution in collaborative communication. An example system includes a communication interface to accept a communication input in an electronic collaboration session regarding clinical content. The system also includes a collaboration engine to automatically analyze the input to identify one or more instructions corresponding to the input and to automatically execute the identified one or more instructions with respect to content associated with the collaboration session. The collaboration engine is to provide results of the execution of the identified one or more instructions to at least one collaborator in the collaboration session.06-28-2012
20120166545SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATING DURING AN ONGOING ONLINE MEETING - In various embodiments, an attendee of a live online meeting selects screen data from an earlier point in time in the online meeting for playback while the meeting is still ongoing. Automatically generated image thumbnails of the screen data for the online meeting may be employed to navigate to the earlier point in time. Attendees may annotate screenshots associated with the thumbnails, and a summary document may be generated that includes the screenshots and the annotations.06-28-2012
20090119369Collaborative editing in a video editing system - Included are embodiments of a method for collaborative editing. At least one embodiment includes receiving an indication to include at least one media effect with at least one media segment and sending at least one media attribute associated with the at least one media segment to a remote server. Some embodiments include receiving data related to at least one determined media effect, the at least one determined media effect being determined from the at least one media attribute.05-07-2009
20090043848METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING COLLABORATIVE MODERATION AND CORRECTION OF MESSAGE HISTORY IN AN INSTANT MESAGING SESSION - A system for providing collaborative moderation and correction of instant messaging session transcripts in an instant messaging session that includes an improved instant messaging client user interface that allows collaborative editing and moderation of an instant messaging session transcript in order to correct for errors. An instant messaging client operates to seek approval of changes to the session transcript during the session, and stores transcript changes such that the modifications are conveniently viewable by all session participants. The instant messaging client can be configured to automatically accept requests to modify the session transcript. Alternatively, the instant messaging client can be configured to explicitly notify and seek approval from all other participants when a participant attempts to make a modification to the session history. The time of each modification, and the identity of the participant making each modification, are stored within the session history.02-12-2009
20090043849COLLABORATIVE WEB-BASED COMPUTING - A collaborative web-based computing system includes a plurality of client computers interacting with a web-based application server. Interposed between the application server and the plurality of client computers is a communication server employing eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocols (“XMPP”). A channel is created between one of the client computers and the communications server and thereafter a session with the application server is initiated. Responsive to the creation of a web-based session between at least one client and the application server, other client computers can request to join the session via separate channels with the communication server. Data from the application server is pushed from the application server to each of the client computers simultaneously via the communication server. Client computers do not actively pull information from the communications server but are rather receptive to data that is being pushed down the existing channel.02-12-2009
20090094331INFORMATION PROCESSING UNIT, CONTENT PROVIDING SERVER, COMMUNICATION RELAY SERVER, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, CONTENT PROVIDING METHOD AND COMMUNICATION RELAY METHOD - An information processing unit which acquires content data from a content providing server and is capable of reproducing the acquired content data, including: a content information acquiring portion for acquiring content information including content data and meta data of the content data; a display control portion which carries out display control for reproducing the content data on a display portion; and a bidirectional communication portion which carries out bidirectional communication with other information processing unit connected to the content providing server, in which, when the content data is reproduced, the bidirectional communication portion selects a communication message to be received from communication messages sent from the other information processing unit corresponding to an execution state of the bidirectional communication.04-09-2009
20090030987Method and System for Monitoring Server Events in a Node Configuration by Using Direct Communication Between Servers - In a method and system for monitoring events occurring at respective servers of a configuration of nodes, a first server located at a first node receives information from a messaging system pertaining to events at servers located at other nodes. The messaging system usefully comprises a highly available (HA) bulletin board or the like. When the first server receives a start event notification pertaining to a second server located at a second node, a direct communication path is established between the first and second servers. The first server identifies events in the second server that affect or are of interest to services of the first server. The first server then registers with the second server, to receive notification through the direct communication path when respective identified events occur.01-29-2009
20090030986SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE ASYNCHRONOUS DATA REPLICATION - An asynchronous peer-to-peer data replication method implemented within a replication cluster comprising at least one master node and at least a first client node includes entering an update in a data volume of the master node and storing the update in a master node storage. Next, updating a first active session in a master log and then sending a first message from the master node to the first client node. The first message comprises a first message content and first “piggybacked” data indicating that the first active session in the master log was updated. Next, receiving the first message by the first client node, registering that the first active session in the master log was updated and signaling internally that the first active session in the master log was updated. Next, sending an update request from the first client node to the master node, processing the update request by the master node and sending the update to the first client node. Finally, receiving the update by the first client node and updating the first active session in a first client log.01-29-2009
20130066974METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR INITIATING AN APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPANTS OF A CONFERENCE - Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for initiating an application for participants of a conference are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is provided for concurrently initiating an application for participants of a conference. A conference may be established including a plurality of participant user devices. A request may be received from a participant user device in the conference to assign an application to the conference after the conference has been established. The application may be assigned to the conference. In response to the assigning the application to the conference, initiation of the application for use on each of the plurality of participant user devices in the conference may be concurrently requested. Apparatuses and computer-readable media having instructions for providing the method are also disclosed. These may provide multiple application instances for different participants of the conference, and may result in increased collaboration and/or productivity for participants of a conference.03-14-2013
20110022661Content Tagging Using Broadcast Device Information - A number of devices co-located at a geographic location can broadcast and receive identity information. The identity information can include a unique device identifier and a device description. The identity information can be exchanged between various electronic devices using a communication link having limited transmission range. Device identifiers and corresponding device descriptions included in the tokens can be associated with content on the device receiving the tokens. The device descriptions can be used as hints for assigning labels to the devices identified by device identifiers. The labels can be associated with the content. The labeled content can be classified, organized, indexed and searched based at least in part on the labels.01-27-2011
20130066975Group Opt-In Links - Techniques for sharing of items from online storage (e.g., cloud storage) are described herein. In some embodiments, sharing links can be configured as group opt-in links designed to provide recipients with an option to join a group having permissions on a corresponding shared item. A sharing link to an item may be generated and provided to a user for distribution to recipients in various ways. When selected by recipients, the sharing link causes an option to be exposed to the recipients to opt-in to a group having permissions on a corresponding item. Group membership is determined by recipients that exercise the option and recipients that opt-in are granted permissions on the item established for the group. Subsequently, an owner of the item/group may view a list of recipients who have opted-in as members and manage corresponding permissions on an individual basis.03-14-2013
20120117158COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING AND ELECTRONIC RECORDS - Collaborative computing and electronic records are disclosed. An entity that may be able to help achieve an objective is discovered and a connection to the entity established. A meta-language is used to exchange with the entity a description of the objective and a description of the entity. The meta-language is used to negotiate with the entity a contract to help achieve the objective. In the event a contract to help achieve the objective is reached, performing a self-configuration in accordance with the contract.05-10-2012
20120117157System for Determining Presence of and Authorizing a Quorum to Transact Business over a Network - A system for determining presence of and authorizing a quorum to transact business over a network includes a first set of machine-readable instructions resident on a digital medium accessible to a computing machine, the instructions causing the machine to monitor a network for active presence of individual ones of communications devices associated with members of an authorized team of individuals from which the quorum may be determined, a second set of machine-readable instructions resident on the medium for causing the computing machine to make a confirmation of the quorum against a set of rules, and to authorize one or more of the individual communications devices making up the quorum to perform one or more tasks based on quorum consensus, and a user configuration, scheduling, and notification application resident on the digital medium for enabling a user to configure, schedule, and notify team members of a pending quorum event.05-10-2012
20120117156Network-based quick connect meeting service - A network-accessible service enables participating end users to collaborate with one another over a network. End users have computing devices (e.g., computers, mobile phone, tablet devices, or the like) that include hardware and software to enable the device to access a network, such as the public Internet, a Wi-Fi network connected to the Internet, a 3G or higher wireless network connected to the Internet, a private network, or the like. The network-accessible service provides a publicly-available site (such as a Web site) or a local software application from which a first participating end user initiates a “meeting,” e.g., by selecting a “share” button. In response, the site or software application provides an HTTP link that includes a “meeting” code, which may be a one-time unique code. The first participating end user then shares the link with whomever he or she desires to collaborate. Upon receiving the link (e.g., by e-mail, instant message, SMS, MMS, orally, or the like), a second participating end user joins the meeting “on-the-fly” by simply selecting the link or navigating to the site and entering the “meeting” code (in a “join” field). The service connects the second participating end user to the meeting immediately and without requiring any registration, software download, or the like.05-10-2012
20120117155METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS TO SUPPORT PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS IN CELLULAR NETWORKS - A method of operating a wireless device associated with a first cell includes receiving information on a first set of resources for intracell peer-to-peer communication and on a second set of resources for intercell peer-to-peer communication. In addition, the method includes utilizing at least one of the first set of resources to communicate with a second wireless device within the first cell or the second set of resources to communicate with the second wireless device within a second cell based on the received information.05-10-2012
20120117154METHOD FOR UTILIZING HETEROGENEOUS STORAGE SYSTEMS BY COOPERATING WITH SERVER SIDE STORAGE SOFTWARE - In a service system having plural servers and storage systems connected via a network, a storage library is installed on all servers on which applications are running. All applications can use the storage library to create new data, read data, and update data in different types of backend storage systems. In one embodiment, the storage library holds a list of all storage systems which can be used for storing data, and manages capabilities of the storage systems, such as data replication and data integrity checking. The storage library is arranged to create a write profile for each created data in order to indicate how the data is being managed. A storage system and the storage library are thus able to avoid performing unnecessary data management (for example, redundant replication) by checking whether such data management is or has been performed by the storage library or by the storage system by referring to the write profile.05-10-2012
20090013045MOBILE MEETING AND COLLABORATION - A method for coordinating the remote participation of a client device in a meeting within a network comprising the client device and one or more nodes, the meeting involving a multimedia presentation. According to one embodiment, the method includes receiving an invitation for the client device to participate in the meeting, where a user will participate in the meeting using the client device. Temporal information for the meeting is stored. Furthermore, it is determined whether or not to notify the user of the meeting based on the stored temporal information or other information. In the event that the user should be notified, it is determined when to notify the user of the meeting based on the stored temporal information. One or more messages about the meeting are sent for the meeting. In one embodiment, the one or more messages about the meeting includes a reminder to join the meeting. In another embodiment, the one or more messages about the meeting includes an instruction which causes the client device to connect to the meeting without user action.01-08-2009
20090013044Techniques for managing annotation transformations for context changes - Techniques for managing annotation transformations are described. An apparatus may include a processor coupled to memory. The memory may store a shared application manager (SAM) module for execution by the processor. The SAM module may comprise a client user interface component operative to generate a shared application view for a shared application object. The SAM module may also include an annotations manager operative to associate an annotation object with the shared application object, detect a change in context for the shared application view, and transform the annotation object in accordance with the context change. Other embodiments are described and claimed.01-08-2009
20090013043Method of populating a collaborative workspace and a system for providing the same - A method of populating a collaborative workspace based on an electronic message is disclosed herein. An embodiment of the present invention is operative to post-process an outgoing email after being assigned to a workspace. Further, a message identifier is computed to uniquely identify the e-mail and then the method identifies and obtains core elements of workspace, namely, members, discussion, files, events and their relationships before populating these elements into the workspace data stores for subsequent contextual search and navigation. The outgoing e-mail is also annotated to encapsulate additional information. The described embodiment also suggests pre-processing incoming emails to exploit the annotation to append a Context-bar to allow quick and direct access to the contextual workspaces associated with the email. A system for providing a collaborative workspace is also suggested.01-08-2009
20090164583METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVICES SHARING IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - The invention relates to a method for services sharing in a communications network having the following steps. First, a server or a User Equipment (UE) creates a group of users and defines one or more services owned by one or more users of the group of users as services shared by the group of users and available for use by users of the group of users. The users of the group can then receive a list of the services shared, add a new service to the services shared, search for a service, receive a service status for a service, use a service or remove a service from the list of services shared by the group of users. A server and a UE implementing the method are also provided.06-25-2009
20090006554SYSTEM AND NETWORK TERMINAL FOR IP COMMUNICATIONS - A network terminal is capable of running a plurality of user environments in parallel and is connected to an interface device. The network terminal includes a plurality of communication units, a plurality of collaborating units, and a monitoring unit. The plurality of communication units are provided in one to one correspondence with a plurality of user environments. Each communication unit is configured to implement an Internet Protocol telephone call in the corresponding user environment. The plurality of collaborating units are provided in one to one correspondence with the plurality of communication units. Each collaborating unit is configured to perform a collaborative control on the corresponding communication unit and the interface device to thereby establish communications between the interface device and the corresponding communication unit. The monitoring unit monitors whether any of the collaborating units is performing the collaborative control. One of the plurality of collaborating units performs the collaborative control when the subject collaborating unit receives: notification from the monitoring unit indicating that none of the plurality of collaborating units is performing a collaborative control; and notification from the interface device specifying the subject collaborating unit as a specified collaborating unit to perform the collaborating control.01-01-2009
20080294725METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING SIMULATED-EXERCISE IN CYBER SPACE USING MESSAGE - Provided are a method and system for supporting a simulated-exercise in a cyber space using a message. The system for supporting a simulated-exercise using a massage includes a simulated-exercise manager system for training trainees in a remote location connected through a network by transmitting a situation message for informing critical situations to the trainees and an automatic response message.11-27-2008
20080294724METHOD AND TOOL FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PHYSICAL LOCATION AWARENESS - A solution for enhancing awareness of physical location within a community is provided. A method may include detecting a device affiliated with a member of the community, when the device is within a specified proximity to a user; and notifying the user of the detection of the member within the specified proximity. In one embodiment, a system for applying the method is disclosed. In one application, a location awareness enhancement (e.g., community locating) program is also disclosed.11-27-2008
20080294723Business Process Automation - System and methods are disclosed for generating a document in a collaborative manner. A user may create data elements and activity elements, and associate the appropriate elements with events. Subsequently, when events occur, messages are sent to designated users to focus their attention on performing particular tasks, such as the task of updating data in a data store. A server computer may operate upon one or more of the elements in the data store to provide a message-based database system. Other users, including the lead user, may be assigned responsibilities associated with one or more of the elements in the data store. The various elements stored in the data store may be depicted in a tree format to assist in the visual layout of the numerous processes at work in the system. Using a template, a formatted user-friendly report may be generated that incorporates at least some of the data elements in the system.11-27-2008
20090276493Service processing system and service processing method - In a case where a service for performing specified processings of document data as one job is processed in a cooperative manner on a network, a service processing state is exhibited in a proper notice form in each job unit and in each processing unit in the job, so that the processing state can be properly recognized from the viewpoint of accounting, security and privacy.11-05-2009
20090112992METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REQUEST PROCESSING - The invention relates to a method for request processing. The method includes receiving an asynchronous request for a shared context from a first client, where a second client is subscribed to the shared context. The method further includes receiving a modification of the shared context from the second client and, determining, in response to receiving the modification, that the modification matches a criteria specified in a first request filter, where the first request filter is one of a number of request filters associated with the shared context. The method further includes obtaining the first request filter and after determining that a first condition specified in the first request filter is satisfied, initiating the transmission of the modification to the first client, where the modification is displayed at the first client.04-30-2009
20120209919Social Net Advocacy Contextual Text Analytics - A method and system are disclosed for monitoring user interactions and generating proactive responses thereto within a social media environment. Social media interactions are monitored, collected, and processed to generate contextual text analyses, which are then processed with social network advocacy data to generate a social network advocacy conversation table. In turn, data associated with the contextual text analyses is likewise processed with social network advocacy data to generate a social network advocacy conversation index, which is used to generate a social network advocacy metric. The resulting metric is used as an indicator of the affect of the user interactions within a target social media environment and the effectiveness of corresponding proactive responses08-16-2012
20110302248METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING A BROADBAND GATEWAY FOR PEER TO PEER COMMUNICATIONS - A broadband gateway may be used to provide peer-to-peer communications with other broadband gateways. One or more peer-to-peer connections may be configured with each of the other broadband gateway, for use in peer-to-peer communications, which may be utilized to communicate shared content among the broadband gateways. Users may receive incentives for participating in peer-to-peer communications, comprising sharing credits and/or reduced charges. The broadband gateway may track and/or aggregate sharing credits based on communication of shared content. Peer-to-peer connections may be configured using at least one physical layer connection utilized by the broadband gateway in communicating with corresponding access network service provider. Peer-to-peer connections may also be configured using direct connections and/or links between the broadband gateways. The broadband gateway may generate a directory for use in conjunction with peer-to-peer operations. The directory may be presented via a user interface. The broadband gateway may generate and/or communicate peer-to-peer related alerts.12-08-2011
20110302247CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION DEPENDENT MODALITY SELECTION - Modality selection in establishing multimodal conversations is performed automatically based on contextual information in enhanced communication platforms. Automata in client machines determine how a client machine chooses one or more modalities of a conversation invite based on contextual information such as computing device environment, network environment, user presence state, and comparable factors. Executed automata automatically join the user to a selected modality of a conversation or reject one.12-08-2011
20110289153SOCIAL NETWORK FOR RECIPROCAL DATA SHARING - A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards seeding a user's contacts for their online social network. The invention is arranged to automatically recommend to the user a set of seed contacts that the user may employ to invite to join their social network. The set of seed contacts may be harvested from the user's existing portal activities, as well as other sources. In one embodiment, the invention analyzes portal activity, such as email exchanges with the user, and the like, to determine a frequency of contact with the user. Other sources may include but not be limited to emails, names within an address book of the user, names within an address book of another person, a buddy list, an instant messaging list, an activity, a mailing list, an online discussion group, a membership in a category, chat group, and the like.11-24-2011
20110289151Method For Monitoring And Providing Information Over A Peer To Peer Network - The present invention relates to a pseudonode used for deployment on a peer to peer network which pseudonode comprises an IP address and client ID that is changeable upon the occurrence of a preselected event and includes a list containing at least one searchable data object. The pseudonode is programmed for monitoring the network to receive search requests therefrom and to compare each said received search with said list of data objects and to respond to such request. The invention also provides a method for monitoring search requests for selected objects by nodes on a peer to peer network. The method includes interposing the pseudonodes on the network in which it is configured to provide at least one IP address and optionally at least one client ID. The pseudonode has at least one stored object corresponding to a request object stored at said pseudonode; and monitors the network to detect requests matching at least one of the stored objects and acquires a unique ID generated by any network node requesting the object matching that stored object on the pseudonode and responding to substantially each node representing an acquired ID.11-24-2011
20110289152DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH CONTROL - Data transfer over a computer network relating to a data object of a multiple user network application, from a network user who owns the data object to an updating user, is achieved by transfer of a subset of data fields that define the data object, such that the subset of data fields is specified by the updating user and is less than a full update transfer comprising updated values for all the data fields that define the data object. Each data object is defined by multiple data fields, such that the transfer of a subset of the data object data fields ensures that the network bandwidth utilized for data updates will be reduced from the situation in which all the defining data fields for an object being updated are transferred over the network.11-24-2011
20110289150ONLINE COLLABORATION - A method and an agent (11-24-2011
20110289149METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING A MULTI PARTICIPANT EVENT - A method for managing communication among a plurality of social network members. The method comprises defining a multi participant task, setting at least one forward rule limiting the distribution an invitation message for participating in the multi participant task, forwarding the invitation message to at least one addressee from a plurality of social network members, allowing the at least one addressee to forward the invitation message to at least one additional addressee from the plurality of social network members under the at least one forward rule, monitoring a plurality of feedbacks to the invitation message to determine whether the multi participant task is achieved, and updating a status of the multi participant task according to the determination.11-24-2011
20110289148METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING A CONTROL ROLE FOR A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION SESSION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING A CONTROL ROLE FOR A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION SESSION - In a method for assigning a control role for a collaborative communication session, a message is received which indicates, independently of a media transfer request for a collaborative communication session, that a control role for the collaborative communication session is intended to be assigned to at least one terminal which is specified by the message as a holder of a control role, and a control role for the collaborative communication session is assigned to the at least one terminal which is specified by the message as the holder of a control role. In a method for requesting a control role for a collaborative communication session, a message which corresponds to the received message is sent. The methods are carried out by appropriately designed apparatuses.11-24-2011
20110295953Apparatus for Routing Requests - Apparatus for routing requests from a plurality of connected clients to a plurality of connected servers comprises a processor, memory and a network interface. The processor is configured to run a plurality of identical processes, each being for receiving requests and connecting each received request to a server. For each process, the processor is configured to maintain a queue of requests in memory, determine a number of queued requests that may be connected to a server, and attempt to connect this number of queued requests. The processor then accepts further requests, and if the queue is not empty, places the further requests in the queue, and if the queue is empty, attempts to connect the further requests. The processor determines the number of queued requests that may be connected to a server in dependence upon the length of the queues of all the processes and the number of available connections.12-01-2011
20110289147Direction-Conscious Information Sharing - Direction-conscious information sharing is disclosed. User input specifying information to be shared and a direction relative to the sender device is received. A recipient device is identified as being located in a target area in the specified direction relative to the sender device. The specified information is sent to the identified recipient device, including data to allow the receiving device to generate a notification indicating a direction of the sender device relative to the recipient device.11-24-2011
20110289146METHOD AND APPARATUS ALLOWING SCAN OF DATA STORAGE DEVICE FROM REMOTE SERVER - A method and device allowing a scan of a data storage device from a remote server are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computing device may include an out-of-band (OOB) configured to compute a first hash value for data stored in one or more sectors of a data storage device at a first time; receive, using communication circuitry, a request to transmit a portion of the data stored in the one or more sectors of the data storage device at a second time, the second time being subsequent to the first time; compute a second hash value for the data stored in the one or more sectors of the data storage device at the second time; and transmit, using the communication circuitry, the requested portion of the data, only if the second hash value does not match the first hash value.11-24-2011
20090164580MULTIMEDIA OUTBOUND NOTIFICATION - A device may include a memory and a processor. The memory may store first information relating to a trigger, second information relating to multimedia content, and a destination party identifier. The memory may further associate the first information, the second information, and the one or more destination party identifiers. The processor may detect that the trigger has been satisfied, and obtain, in response to detecting that the trigger has been satisfied, the multimedia content based on the second information. The processor may also establish a session with a user device using the destination party identifier, and provide the multimedia content to the user device.06-25-2009
20100153498Method and System for Improving the Efficiency of State Information Transfer Over a Wireless Communications Network - The present invention is directed to a system and method for managing state information related to an interactive application to accommodate one or more users participating in an interactive application session, wherein the state information comprises local state information specific to each of the one or more user's unique view of the interactive application and global state information. The system of the present invention may comprise a telecommunications network; an application server in communication with the telecommunications network for managing the global state information relative to all of the users participating in the interactive application session; and at least one mobile client device in communication with the application server over the telecommunications network for managing the local state information for each of the one or more users. The method of the present invention may comprise the steps of structuring the state information for optimized delivery over the telecommunications network.06-17-2010
20120191784DESKTOP SHARING SYSTEM AND METHOD - In a desktop sharing method implemented by a server, the server communicates with a sharing provider through a first network and one or more sharing receivers through a second network. A desktop sharing request to share the desktop of the sharing provider with a sharing receiver is received from the sharing provider. The desktop sharing request is sent to the sharing receiver, and a response message is received from the sharing receiver. A bandwidth of the second network between the server and the sharing receiver is detected if the sharing receiver accepts the desktop sharing request, and a video of the desktop of the sharing provider composed of base layer video streams and additional layer video streams are received in real-time. The base layer video streams and the additional layer video streams of the video are selectively transmitted to the sharing receiver according to the bandwidth.07-26-2012
20110219078BOARD PORTAL SUBSIDIARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A board portal system provides the ability to manage multiple boards, where each of the boards may be a separate legal entity. The board portal may provide the ability to establish links between the multiple boards and create parent-child relationships with subsidiary boards. With the board portal, users can create content and make it viewable and accessible across multiple boards that related through a parent-child relationship. At the same time, the board portal maintains a requisite level of separation between the related boards in the portal using encryption and/or other separation techniques. As a result, the board portal facilitates flexible workflow patterns and communication processes based on the proper hierarchical structure that exists between the parent organization and its subsidiaries.09-08-2011
20110219076SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING USER GENERATED CONTENT - A system and method for generating an integrated content object. A plurality of user generated content objects may be associated with a respective plurality of slots in a grid. Adding a user generated content object to a grid may comprise determining whether a free slot in the grid is available. Adding a user generated content object to a grid may comprise scaling down user generated content objects already associated with the grid, providing free slots in the grid by increasing the number of slots in the grid and associating a user generated content object with a free slot.09-08-2011
20100115032DYNAMIC CONNECTIVITY DETERMINATION - Methods and network device apparatus for discovering interconnections between a plurality of network devices are disclosed. An example network device apparatus includes a first stack port configured to couple the network device with a next network device and a second stack port configured to couple the network device with a previous network device. The example network device is configured to send, to the next network device through the first stack port, a first probe packet and a routing packet. The example network device is further configured to receive, from the previous network device through the second stack port, a second probe packet and the routing packet. The example network device is still further configured to confirm that the previous network device and the next network device have received configuration information included in the routing packet.05-06-2010
20100070579SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL YEARBOOK DELIVERY - An application for a system for providing a digital yearbook includes a server, a terminal and a database. The database is interfaced to the server and yearbook data is captured at the terminal, transferred to the server and stored in the database. The yearbook data is filtered and formatted based upon user profiles, creating customized views (subsets) of the yearbook for each of the users, including formatting and organizing the customized views for a desired viewing device of each user.03-18-2010
20120110089METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING A NETWORK MAPPING IDENTIFIER, AND PEER SELECTION METHOD - A method, a device and a system for processing a network mapping identifier, and a peer selection method are provided, in which the method includes: obtaining topology information of a network, in which the topology information includes a relation between nodes in the network; generating a network mapping identifier capable of indicating a relation between a peer and other peers in the network according to the topology information; and combining the generated network mapping identifier and an Internet Service Provider (ISP) identifier into a network mapping identifier, and allocating the network mapping identifier to the peer. Through the method, the device and the system, the network topology information of an ISP is protected from being exposed, a load on the ISP is reduced, and private information of a peer-to-peer (p2p) application system is capable of being protected.05-03-2012
20120110088VISIBILITY INSPECTOR IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting a content data set to a computing device for displaying content to a non-author user, receiving user input from the non-author user, the user input corresponding to the content, and, in response to receiving the user input, transmitting first data and second data to the computing device for display to the non-author user, the first data comprising a number of contacts associated with an author user, the author user having authored the content, the second data being a sub-set of the first data and comprising a number of contacts associated with the non-author user.05-03-2012
20120110087COLLABORATION TOOL - A method for enabling collaboration between individuals to design, construct and maintain a building. The method comprises providing a network based computer system including at least one server and multiple clients. The multiple clients allow respective individuals to interact with the server. The server includes a machine-readable storage, which is encoded with software for execution by a CPU for allowing individuals at the respective clients to create, execute and manage projects associated with at least one of a design phase, construction phase and maintenance phase of the building. Each project comprises one or more events that are related to time. The method also comprises storing in the machine-readable storage events as they occur during execution of each project to create a building project database spanning at least the design phase and the construction phase and optionally the maintenance phase of the building.05-03-2012
20120110086ENSEMBLE HAVING ONE OR MORE COMPUTING SYSTEMS AND A CONTROLLER THEREOF - An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.05-03-2012
20120110085Indexing and Organizing Messages in a Messaging System Using Social Network Information - A messaging system receives a message that is intended for a recipient, who is a user of a social networking system. An object associated with the message is identified based on the message content and/or metadata associated with the message. The messaging system accesses a social networking system database to obtain social information about a relationship between the recipient and the identified object. The message is then indexed using the social information, wherein an entry for the message is stored in a message index based on the social information. This process may be repeated for each received message, and multiple different message indexes may be generated for received messages to track different types of social information. A user interface for viewing messages uses the message index to organize the messages, such as to filter, categorize, and/or sort the messages in the display.05-03-2012
20090307312System and Method for Signaling and Media Protocol for Multi-Channel Recording - A signaling and media protocol for multi-channel recording using a client and a server is provided comprising an IP data network, a recording application on a client device, a signaling server and a media server. A method for signaling and media protocol for multi-channel recording is provided having a message type, the message type comprising means for command/response sequences being command and acknowledgement performed in the steps of Start Recording/acknowledge start recording, Current Recording/acknowledge current recording, Stop Recording/acknowledge stop recording. The method further comprises the steps of command/response sequences selectably performed in any order, as desired, of: Received Recording/acknowledge received recording, Mark Recording/acknowledge mark recording, Insert Recording/acknowledge insert recording, Noisy Recording/acknowledge noisy recording, Dropped Recording/acknowledge dropped recording, followed by Delete Recording/acknowledge delete recording.12-10-2009
20090094330SYSTEM, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR VIRTUAL PRESENCE SERVICE - System, methods, and computer program products for a virtual presence service are provided. The virtual presence service includes configuring a virtual presence community and registering a user for the virtual presence community. Also, the virtual presence service includes providing a filter to detect triggering events corresponding to the virtual presence community and initiating group communications in response to detecting the triggering event.04-09-2009
20100088376Obtaining content and adding same to document - Mechanisms to assist a user in obtaining content may be integrated with the tools that allow the user to author an e-mail message or any other type of document. For example, an e-mail composition system may offer various buttons that allow users to obtain certain types of content—e.g., movie times, restaurant menus, etc. When the user clicks the button, the requested type of content may be obtained, and the user may be offered the opportunity to insert the obtained content into the document that is being authored. The content that is obtained may follow a particular structure. For example, a system might be configured to respond to a request for movie-related content by returning a list of show-times and theaters for a particular movie.04-08-2010
20090070424SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE A CENTRALIZED ALERTING AND AWARENESS SYSTEM THROUGH THE USE OF AN EAR PIECE OR OTHER USER INTERFACE - The personal information manager system comprises a centralized information manager (CIM) and a personal information manager (PIM) device. The centralized information manager is encoded on a server and is accessable by the PIM device through Internet protocols over a wireless medium. The PIM, to be carried by a user, is connected to the CIM by a wireless transmitter, receives context-sensitive, customized, prioritized, filtered, and aggregated information from the CIM, and can directly receive GPS data and other sources of local information.03-12-2009
20100100594DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE COLLABORATION - A distribution management system can facilitate synchronous and asynchronous communications, take advantage of electronic scheduling tools, support a facilitator paradigm, and store meeting communications for later retrieval. The system can create a collaborative environment for members of a team in communication with a computer network. An interactive forum can be provided in the collaborative environment in a manner offering varying degrees of structure for collecting information from the members of the team. The information can then be used to arrive at a collaboratively derived decision.04-22-2010
20100100593METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CONTENT SERVICE - A system is used for providing content service to a plurality of clients through a wide area network. The system includes a central content server, a plurality of clusters and a connection management server. The central content server has a storage space for storing content. The content clusters are connected to a back-end network. The content clusters are located in the network between the central content server and the wide area network. The content clusters are capable of caching the content transmitted from the central content server, and sending the content to the clients. The connection management server is connected to the back-end network for managing a content connection between the content clusters and the wide area network.04-22-2010
20090287775METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING ASSOCIATED PORTLETS OF A WEB PORTLET TO COLLABORATE FOR SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT DISPLAY - The invention provides method and apparatus for collaboration between a plurality of associated portlets in a portal server comprising: associating each portlet with a portlet descriptor describing context names; forming collaboration groups of portlets having corresponding context names for synchronized contents.11-19-2009
20090089374METHOD OF ENABLING CONFERENCING USING PRINTED FORMS - A method of enabling conferencing using printed forms includes, in a computer system, receiving indicating data generated by a sensing device through interaction with conference information and coded tags printed on a first form, determining a parameter relating to the conference information and outputting a second form with coded tags and information on the parameter and a form version hierarchial tree. Each tag encodes an identity of, and the location of that tag on, the respective form. The indicating data includes the first form's identity and a sensing device position relative to the tags sensed on the first form. The computer system has a form description associated with the first form's identity and produces the hierarchical tree by associating the second form's identity with the form description by determining whether any other form is associated therewith. The parameter is determined from the indicating data and digital description.04-02-2009
20080208977SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOLVING A UNIT OF WORK - A method for resolving a unit of work involving a plurality of participants, the method comprising the steps of: generating logic comprising an identifier generator; aggregating the logic with an owning application of a unit of work; and in response to the owning application initiating the unit of work, generating, by the identifier generator, an identifier associated with the unit of work.08-28-2008
20080208974METHOD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING A MEDIA OBJECT - A method, electronic device, computer program product, system and apparatus are provided for sharing a media object and, in particular for sharing the discussions and comments surrounding the media object. A user's device may automatically keep track of one or more comments and discussions surrounding a particular media object by, for example, storing information associated with those comments and discussions in a data source either internal to or external from the electronic device, such that the stored information is somehow linked to the corresponding media object. When the user attempts to transmit the media object (e.g., upload the media object to an online sharing server, transmit the media object to a friend, or the like), the user's device may automatically gather the stored information associated with that media object and then transmit that information along with the media object.08-28-2008
20090276494MUTUAL SCHEDULING OF EVENTS ON HANDHELD COMPUTERS - An embodiment of the invention provides a method for scheduling an event. The method includes signaling a request from a first computer to schedule an event to a second computer. A schedule is then received from the second, the schedule includes indicators of available time periods in the calendar period from the second computer. A consolidated schedule is then generated. The consolidated schedule comprises information comparing the indicators of available time periods from the second computer with indicators of available time periods from the first computer.11-05-2009
20090276492SUMMARIZATION OF IMMERSIVE COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT - A system (and corresponding method) that enables automatic (and/or manual) summarization of significant events that occur within a collaborative discussion is provided. The summarization promotes efficient review and asynchronous participation where a user can trigger playback of a series of events that occurred within a discussion. The system can automatically summarize ‘high points’ or significant events from within an immersive collaborative environment. ‘World-marks’ or other tags can be employed to mark, locate and/or render the summarized content.11-05-2009
20110270927System and Method for Synchronizing Electronic Poll Book Voter Databases - The present invention is directed to a system and method for synchronizing electronic poll book voter databases. The system includes a plurality of electronic poll books in communication over a network, each poll book having a unique identifier and each including a voter database of voter information. Each poll book is operable to transmit its unique identifier in an information packet and receive information packets from other poll books. Each poll book arranges the transmitted and received unique identifiers in order according to a predetermined ordering scheme, and establishes communication with two other poll books and exchanges voter database information to ensure all databases have updated information. With the communication established as described, the poll books form a ring network and database information is propagated from poll book to poll book to synchronize the databases between all of the poll books.11-03-2011
20080275955CONTENT DELIVERY METHOD AND APPARATUS IN TELECONFERENCE - In order to appropriately deliver content data to users participating in a teleconference, following steps are executed: receiving a URI of the content data to be delivered to participating users participating in the teleconference from the user terminal of a specific participating user; obtaining the content data corresponding to the URI from a server relating to the received URI, and storing the content data into a content data storage device; and transmitting the content data stored in the content data storage device to the user terminals of the participating users. Only by designating the URI, the server for the teleconference obtains and transmits the content data corresponding to the URI. Therefore, it is possible to use the content data regardless of the access authority of the participating users.11-06-2008
20080275953RELAY SERVER AND RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A relay server stores registered terminal information and information about the relay servers that form a relay group permitting connection among each other, about a shared resource, about terminals sharing the resource, and about a message to be transmitted in association with the resource. When an operation instruction regarding the resource held by another terminal is received from the registered terminal to which the relay server is connected, the relay server relays the operation instruction to another relay server. When the message is transmitted to the other terminal by the terminal, message information is relayed.11-06-2008
20120296979CONFERENCE SYSTEM, CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A conference system comprises an operation input part for receiving an operation input for selecting a send object file, which is given by a user who is a conference participant, an image pickup part for picking up an image of said user, a motion detection part for detecting a predetermined motion of said user on the basis of a picked-up image obtained by said image pickup part, and a sending operation control part for sending said send object file under the condition that said predetermined motion is detected.11-22-2012
20120296980SYSTEM FOR NETWORKED DIGITAL PATHOLOGY EXCHANGE - A computer-based method and apparatus facilitate exchange of pathology studies enabling primary and secondary pathological diagnoses. A study consists of lower-resolution images, references to the corresponding higher-resolution images, associated image metadata, study metadata and patient metadata. The studies are exchanged from one organization (hospital, practice, or individual physician) to another organization through a set of interconnected dispatcher services. In a cloud model, a plurality of dispatchers may be connected through a Global Dispatcher, both facilitating the addition of new organizations to the cloud and allowing for the addressing of studies from any organization in the cloud to any organization, group or individual in the cloud. Efficiency in diagnosis is improved through the addressing of a study to a plurality of qualified recipients, as the first recipient with an appropriate, available resource may review and provide a diagnosis for the study.11-22-2012
20080244008METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA EXCHANGE AMONG DATA SOURCES - Systems and methods for joining results in loosely collaborative data exchanges which include a plurality of nodes in communication with each other wherein a node is constrained from sharing payload data regarding a first subject, is allowed to share matching data regarding the first subject, and is further constrained to be separate from the other nodes. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a set of virtual results from the constrained node including the matching data and excluding the payload data. The method also includes receiving results from the other nodes and determining whether any of the results correspond to the same subject. The method also includes, when any of the results correspond to the same subject, joining the corresponding portions in a hub separate from the constrained node. The joined results can be output.10-02-2008
20080244007ELECTRONIC CONFERENCE SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - According to one embodiment, a client computer of an electronic conference system comprises a unit which determines whether or not the client computer is equipped with the image pickup device, a unit which notifying a server computer of the electronic conference system of the determination, a unit which receives the member list information from the server computer, and a unit which displays the plurality of client computers in list form so as to make it possible to determine whether or not each of the client computers is equipped with the image pickup device, based on the member list information.10-02-2008
20110270930Facilitating Interaction Between Web Browsers - Users browsing the same website may join in a single communication forum by navigating to a predefined communication web server or website. Navigating to the predefined communication web server includes transmitting an access request to the web server. The access request includes various information including identification information associated with the referring website. Based on the identity of the referring website, the web server joins users into an appropriate communication forum. If a pre-existing communication forum corresponding to the referring website is unavailable, a new communication forum corresponding to the referring website may be created. The communication forum allows users viewing the same referring website to interact and communicate in a variety of ways.11-03-2011
20110270929SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND COORDINATED DELIVERY OF BURDENSOME MEDIA CONTENT - A networked computing system that is capable of detecting and coordinating the distribution of burdensome media content. The networked computing system includes one or more sending devices, one or more receiving devices, and a data communications network capable of facilitating data communications amongst all networked computing devices. In response to a sending or receiving device generating a data transfer request, an automatic determination is made as to whether the media content is burdensome to a portion of the data communications network over which the media content is to be transferred. The automatic determination may be made by a sending device, a receiving device, or another local network resource (such as a gateway). The determining device may then coordinate the media content transfer based on characteristics of the media content and available network resources.11-03-2011
20130218978Systems and Methods for Project Collaboration in a Cloud Computing Environment - A method for project collaboration includes: at a computer system, hosting a collaboration software application and a plurality of data sets associated with the collaboration software application; establishing a first remote user session between the computer system and a first client device running on a first operating system; wherein the first client device is associated with a first user; establishing a second remote user session between the computer system and a second client device running on a second operation system, distinct from the first operating system; wherein the second client device is associated with a second user distinct from the first user; merging the first remote user session and the second remote user session into a single remote user session; and enabling, using the single remote user session, the first user and the second user to concurrently control the collaboration software application and the plurality of data sets.08-22-2013
20090265430SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING USER ACTIVITY IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT - A system is described for analyzing user activity in a collaborative environment. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store a plurality of data items. Each data item may be related to at least one other data item. The processor may receive a request to alert the user when an action is performed on a selected data item. The processor may also receive a relation threshold identifying at least one other data item related to the selected data item. The processor may detect the action being performed on the data item identified by the relation threshold. The processor may transform data describing the action into an alert. The alert may include the data describing the action, the data item, and a description of the relationship between the data items. The processor may provide the alert to the user via the device.10-22-2009
20080281918SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING INFORMATION IN NETWORKS - System and method for sharing information in a network is provided. The system creates and maintains relationships between data elements in a network using a first server configured to store a unique identity object for a first data element. The server distributes the unique identity object to other servers. A plurality of contexts are associated with the first data element and applied to the element. Utilizing the applied context, relationships are created with other data elements in the network.11-13-2008
20080288591RELAY SERVER, RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A relay server that is connected to a LAN and that can communicate with a relay server of a different LAN, includes: an account information registering unit that stores account information including information on client terminals connected to the LAN; a relay group information registering unit that stores relay group information including information on a group of relay servers permitting access to each other; and a shared resource information registering unit that stores shared resource information including information on resources and information on the client terminals sharing the resources, wherein when an operation command for a resource, which can be operated by a client terminal connected to the different terminal, is received from the client terminal stored in the account information registering unit based on the shared resource information, the operation of the resource is relayed on the basis of the relay group information.11-20-2008
20080288592Method for Transmitting File Based on Multiplex Forwarder - Provided is a method for transmitting a file based on a multiplex forwarder using a session join time interval. The method includes the steps of: a) transmitting a session join request message to a source and joining to a corresponding session; b) when a member joins the session, transmitting a forwarder candidate list request message to the source and receiving a forwarder candidate list; c) skipping a specific member among members on the transmitted forwarder candidate list; and d) transmitting a forwarder request message to the members on the forwarder candidate list excluding the specific member, selecting a member permitting the request as a forwarder, and receiving a gift, which is a packet, from the selected forwarder.11-20-2008
20080313281PROCESSING AND EXCHANGING DATA OF COLLABORATIVE TASKS - Embodiments include a system for providing an identification of a collaborative task. The system may include a communication unit and a processing unit. The communication unit may be configured to receive a request of a user to create the collaborative task and send task metadata to a further system. The processing unit may be configured to generate the task metadata. The task metadata may be a part of the collaborative task and identifying the collaborative task as a part of a process.12-18-2008
20080208975Methods, systems, and computer program products for accessing a discussion forum and for associating network content for use in performing a search of a network database - Methods, systems, and computer program products for accessing a discussion forum and for associating network content for use in performing a search of a network database are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method can include receiving identification of a subject from a client device. Further, the method can include receiving selection of at least one of a plurality of predetermined discussion forum categories for accessing a discussion forum associated with the identified subject and the at least one of the plurality of predetermined discussion forum categories. The method can also include presenting a discussion forum to the client device based on the received identification of the subject and the received selection of the at least one of the plurality of predetermined discussion forum categories.08-28-2008
20080281919System and Method for Sharing Images - In one embodiment, a system and a method for sharing images relate to receiving images transmitted via the Internet and intended for viewing by a particular intended recipient, automatically storing the images in association with the intended recipient, detecting physical proximity of the intended recipient to a display device, and responsive to the detecting, displaying the images on the display device for the intended recipient.11-13-2008
20120290661Storing and Sharing Personal Information over the Internet - A system and method for providing a social network computing system having a database of user records of members of the social network where the user records are structured according to topic. Topics are arranged in an interlinked manner in a topic library stored on the database and managed by database manager. Each topic is related to a set of questions relevant to the topic. For each question, a user preferably records a video recording containing a response to the question. The user records may be edited by the owner or viewed by other members of the social network according to permissions.11-15-2012
20080281917Segmented media publishing system - A system and method of publishing digital media content works is provided in which an individual content work is divided into multiple segments, and when a subscriber initiates a subscription to the content work, each individual content work segment is published via email to the subscriber on a fixed periodic basis until either the work is completely published or the subscriber terminates the subscription. The subscriber may interactively access the segments of the digital media content work via directly accessing the publication website or via an embedded link in the published segment. During interactive access, the subscriber may update subscription control data controlling segment publication so that the next segment published to the subscriber will be the next successive segment after the segment being accessed interactively. A table of unique book positions is maintained to control segment publication and thereby avoid excess accesses to underlying subscription data for a subscriber. The subscription control data and book position data is recorded independently of segment positions to enable modification of segment boundaries data while assuring subscriber receipt of the entirety of the segmented digital media content work.11-13-2008
20120143958POPULATING DOCUMENTS WITH USER-RELATED INFORMATION - One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for generating a document pre-populated with user-based information. A user's authorized social network can be mined for user-based information. The user-based information mined from the user-authorized social network can be added to a document template at locations in the template of one or more information identifiers in order to generate the pre-populated document. The one or more information identifiers can be used to identify the user-based information on the user authorized social network.06-07-2012
20100138495METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING IMAGES OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method, system and software product for managing digital media files for a user. An unique user icon or image content identifier is associated with an unique user that can be used for allowing controlled access by an authorized party to digital media files based on the presence of the icon. The digital image media file can be analyzed for determining if an image content identifier is present. The icon or image identifier allows for the automatically forwarding the digital image to an electronic address over the communication storing the image, based on identifying the feature within the image. The icon may also include metadata that is searchable.06-03-2010
20080320084SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO USERS SHARING A NOMADIC EXPERIENCE - The present invention relates to a system for providing information to one or more users sharing a nomadic experience. The system comprises client terminals (12-25-2008
20080320082Reporting participant attention level to presenter during a web-based rich-media conference - In one embodiment, a method comprises establishing, by an IP-based meeting server via an IP network, a web-based media conference between an identified meeting presenter having a web-enabled presenter client device and identified meeting participants each having at least one corresponding participating client device; receiving, by the IP-based meeting server, monitoring data for each of the identified meeting participants, the monitoring data including, for each identified meeting participant, a detected interaction by the corresponding identified meeting participant with the corresponding participant client device; generating, by the IP-based meeting server, an aggregate attention metric identifying an aggregate focus of attention by the identified meeting participants, based on the received monitoring data; and outputting, by the IP-based meeting server, the aggregate attention metric for display by the web-enabled presenter client device of the identified meeting presenter.12-25-2008
20090063635METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A CONTACT SERVICE - An embodiment relates generally to a method of providing a service. The method includes receiving a request to determine a status of a user and determining an on-line status of the user. The method also includes providing a geographic proximity of the user in response to the on-line status of the user being on-line.03-05-2009
20090063633REMOTE PROGRAM PRODUCTION - A method of compiling an audio/video work from a plurality of pieces of editable material via a computer network comprising a central server and one or more remote stations, the method comprising storing as said pieces of editable material together with information unique to each piece of material and timing information; providing data representing said material and information to a user at a remote location via the computer network according to requests received from the user; selecting editable material or portions of said editable material and noting the information associated with the selected material or portions of said material; and forwarding the noted information to the central server where the noted information is stored for further use.03-05-2009
20120036194COLLABORATION AGENT - A collaboration agent for facilitating real-time communications on behalf of a user. The collaboration agent includes a conference bridge that anchors calls to the conference bridge. The collaboration agent uses contextual information associated with the user to manage the real-time communications. The collaboration agent can communicate with other collaboration agents associated with other users.02-09-2012
20110270928DATA SHARING OPERATION BETWEEN STORAGE DEVICE AND HOST GROUP - A data sharing method suitable for a storage device and a host group having a plurality of hosts is provided by the present invention. The data sharing method of the present invention is to check whether or not an identification code of the storage device is accepted, when the storage device links to one of the hosts. When the identification code of the storage device is accepted, the present invention defines the host linking with the host as a server host and the rest of hosts without linking the storage device as a client host. Then, the present invention broadcasts a notification to the client hosts from the server host, so as to perform a data sharing operation for sharing a data with a sharable status of the storage device to the client host through the server host.11-03-2011
20110173264System and Method for Attentive Clustering and Analytics - Attentive clustering includes constructing an online author network, wherein constructing includes selecting a set of source nodes (S), a set of outlink targets (T) from a selected type or types of hyperlinks, and a set of edges (E) between S and T defined by the selected hyperlinks, constructing a matrix of source nodes in S linked to targets in T′, wherein T′ is derived by normalizing nodes in T, and partitioning the network into at least one set of source nodes with a similar linking history to form an attentive cluster and at least one set of outlink targets with a similar citation profile to form an outlink bundle. Attentive clustering may further include applying any lists specifying inclusion or exclusion of particular nodes. Frequencies of links between attentive clusters and outlink bundles may be measured and analyzed.07-14-2011
20110173266IMAGE SHARING CONTROLLER, IMAGE SHARING SYSTEM, IMAGE SHARING CONTROLLING METHOD, ITS PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDED WITH THE PROGRAM - An image-sharing server of an image-sharing system acquires candidate storage data including an update image currently displayed on an image-providing terminal. When, for instance, a predetermined reception band of a second image-receiving terminal is narrower than an optimum transmission band of the image-providing terminal, the image-sharing server specifies the last update data in an order for the update data to be stored in a second transmission buffer as comparison data. Further, when determining that an update region of the comparison data is included in an update region of the candidate storage data, the image-sharing server deletes the comparison data and stores the candidate storage data in the second transmission buffer. Subsequently, the image-sharing server transmits the update data of the second transmission buffer to a second receiving terminal in the order for the update data to be stored to update the image currently displayed on the second image-receiving terminal to update data.07-14-2011
20110173265MULTI-HEAD HIERARCHICALLY CLUSTERED PEER-TO-PEER LIVE STREAMING SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are described including receiving data from a plurality of cluster heads and forwarding the data to peers. Also described are a method and apparatus including calculating a sub-stream rate, splitting data into a plurality of data sub-streams and pushing the plurality of data sub-streams into corresponding transmission queues. Further described are a method and apparatus including splitting source data into a plurality of equal rate data sub-streams, storing the equal rate data sub-streams into a sub-server content buffer, splitting buffered data into a plurality of data sub-streams, calculating a plurality of sub-stream rates and pushing the data sub-streams into corresponding transmission queues.07-14-2011
20090182812METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC SCALING OF DATA CENTER PROCESSOR UTILIZATION - In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for dynamic scaling data center of processor utilization. In one embodiment, a system for managing a data center includes a control module for gathering data related to at least one server in the data center, the data being gathered from a plurality of sources, and a user interface coupled to the control module for displaying the gathered data to a user in a centralized manner. The control module is further configured to receive a command from the user, the command relating to the operation of the server, and to transmit the command to server.07-16-2009
20100146054Indicating Recent Content Publication Activity by a User - Collecting and distributing information related to recent content publication activity of an instant messaging (IM) user provides other users in a network with timely, relevant information about people known to the user or within the same social network. A user participating in a social network can quickly and efficiently perceive new information related to other users (referred to as co-users) in a social network by reviewing the co-users' recent content publication activity. A user may be made able to do so without requiring the co-user to send a communication directly to the user regarding the new facts or new content, and also without requiring the user to actively browse or request information about the co-user.06-10-2010
20090182814 SOLVING MIXED INTEGER PROGRAMS WITH PEER-TO-PEER APPLICATIONS - The present invention discloses methods of solving mixed integer programs (MIP) in distributed environments, where the number of computers or users involved in the optimization can be extremely high. The proposed methods are designed to be robust in order to cope with all the difficulties in public and heterogeneous environments including load balancing and privacy. The present invention also describes a market on computation power.07-16-2009
20090182813DATA REPURPOSING - A digital broadcast network is provided in which multiple original experiences powered by the same data is created. A server software intelligently handles delivery of data so that the data can be utilized by several different client-side applications at substantially the same time. Through filtering of large amounts of data and creation of a universal format, this data can be used by devices capable of receiving a digital broadcast stream.07-16-2009
20090164584Collaborative tagging systems and methods for resources - Collaborative tagging systems and methods for resources are provided. The system comprises a first client and a tagging index server. The first client extracts at least one first resource characteristic of a first resource, wherein the first resource characteristic comprises at least a first tag. The tagging index server receives the first resource characteristic of the first resource from the first client via a network. The tagging index server performs a content based comparison according to the first resource characteristic and at least one second resource characteristic of a second resource, and determines whether to establish an association between the first tag and at least one second tag of the second resource characteristic according to a result of the content based comparison.06-25-2009
20090164582JURY SYSTEM FOR USE IN ONLINE ANSWERS ENVIRONMENT - A system for resolving disputes in an online answers community is disclosed. The system improves the system's ability to resolve reports of abuse.06-25-2009
20090187627IDENTIFYING AN APPROPRIATE CONNECTION POINT FOR CONNECTING TO AN APPLICATION LAYER SESSION - A multi-party application layer session, such as, for example, an electronic conference, is configured to make efficient use of resources associated with lower layer connections that connect computer systems participating in the multi-party application layer session. In response to receiving an invitation to join a multi-party application layer session, a joining computer system calculates a closeness metric value at least to one or more zones of the multi-party application layer session. A closeness metric value is calculated from measured and/or pre-configured characteristics of lower layer connections. The joining computer system identifies an application layer connection point within a specified threshold of closeness to the joining computer system. The joining computer system establishes an application layer connection to the identified application layer connection point. Accordingly, a joining computer system considers the characteristics of lower layer connections when determining where to connect to a multi-party application layer session.07-23-2009
20120246237MANAGING DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC MEETING CONTENT - A first portion of electronic meeting content is transmitted to a first client computing device. The first portion of the electronic meeting content configured to provide a first content resolution that is less than a full content resolution. A second portion of the electronic meeting content is transmitted to the first client computing device. The second portion of the electronic meeting content configured to provide a second content resolution that is greater than the first content resolution. The second portion of the electronic meeting content combined with the first portion of the electronic meeting content provides progressive refinement of electronic meeting content transmitted to the first client computing device.09-27-2012
20090327426REMOTE CALL CONTROL AND CONFERENCING USING PAIRED DEVICES - In one embodiment, a user paired controller communication device may pair with a user paired server communication device. The user paired controller communication device may direct the user paired server communication device to execute a first mode communication session of a multimodal conversation, such as a voice session. The user paired controller communication may execute a second mode communication session of the multimodal conversation, such as an instant messaging session.12-31-2009
20090327425SWITCHING BETWEEN AND DUAL EXISTENCE IN LIVE AND RECORDED VERSIONS OF A MEETING - An asynchronous meeting system is presented that allows a meeting participant to seamlessly switch between live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) meeting information. The asynchronous meeting system provides information to other meeting participants about the status of a meeting participant, including whether the meeting participant is viewing live or recorded meeting information. The asynchronous meeting system allows other meeting participants to notify the meeting participant when attention at the live meeting is desired. Thus, the asynchronous meeting system allows the meeting participant to more productively use his/her time at the meeting, but maintains the ability to have two-way, real-time communication that meeting participants expect.12-31-2009
20090327424SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAPPING EVENT CHANGES IN NETWORK NAVIGATION - In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for mapping user experiences over a network include obtaining path data related to a first sequence of user navigation events, obtaining path data related to a second sequence of user navigation events that is at least different than the first sequence of user navigation events, comparing path data of the first and second sequences of user navigation events, identifying changes to the path data, and generating a map of the user navigation events based on the identified changes to the path data.12-31-2009
20090187628Queuing of conflicted remotely received transactions - Queuing of received transactions that have a resource conflict is disclosed. A first node receives a first transaction from a second node, where the first transaction relates to a resource of the first node. The transaction may be a request relating to a memory line of the first node, for instance. It is determined that a second transaction that relates to this resource of the first node is already being processed by the first node. Therefore, the first transaction is enqueued in a conflict queue within the first node. The queuing may be a linked list, a priority queue, or another type of queue. Once the second transaction has been processed, the first transaction is restarted for processing by the first node. The first transaction is then processed by the first node.07-23-2009
20090187626INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - An intelligent interactive, system and method for information management in a communication network. The system is used, in particular, for interest easily-upgradeable interactive systems, electronic e-mail systems and instant messaging systems, or any other communication means. The method and system bring together a set of participants which can be senders and/or recipients, in a communication network. The method includes providing the participant community with initial information by a sender participant, receiving information by other participants, determining a compatibility value between the initial information and a potential recipient for all other participants, selecting at least one potential recipient according to the previously determined compatibility values and transmitting the initial information to each selected recipient. The determination of the respective compatibility values between the respective initial information and the other participants includes determining a using rate for each participant.07-23-2009
20090144368CLIPBOARD FOR APPLICATION SHARING - A software application can be shared by multiple users. A system clipboard of a first computing system is synchronized with a system clipboard of a second computing system when the user of the second computing system is in control of the shared software application. Information contained in the system clipboard of the first computing system is copied to a state buffer and associated with the user who copied the information. The information is returned to the system clipboard when the associated user regains control of the software application.06-04-2009
20090006553Remote Collaboration Tool For Rich Media Environments - A remote collaboration tool, system and method are presented. The remote collaboration tool can be hosted by a collaboration computer for enabling collaborative communication of rich media files between a server connected with a rich media data source and a plurality of client computers over a network. The remote collaboration tool includes a locking mechanism for locking all subsequent versions of a rich media file that has been requested by one of the plurality of client computers. The remote collaboration tool further includes a synchronization engine for synchronizing the requested rich media file with all subsequent versions of the rich media file to generate a synchronized rich media file for storage in the rich media data source.01-01-2009
20090006552SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MULTILAYERED MESSAGE - Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to systems and methods for providing a multilayered message. These layers include a first layer and a second layer in the body of the message. A sender includes the first content in the first layer of the message, and the second content in the second layer of the multilayered message. The sender dispatches the multilayer message to a message server. The message server processes this multilayered message and distributes it to the target recipient. Each recipient sees a modified version of the multilayered message, based on the metadata associated with the message and its layers. In one embodiment, a first recipient sees only the first layer of the multilayered message, while a second recipient sees both the first as well as the second layer of the multilayered message.01-01-2009
20090024704Method and system for managing object circulation - A method for managing circulation of objects among a plurality of users who are connected to a management center through a network includes, on behalf of the management center, maintaining in an electronic database, for each object to be circulated, a static list of potential recipients; receiving and storing object-related status information from the recipients; maintaining and updating, in the database, a dynamic list of active recipients by selection from the static list by means of fixed criteria and on the basis of the status information; and allowing users to access the dynamic list of active recipients via the network; and on behalf of a user wanting to forward an object to another recipient, consulting the dynamic list of active recipients for said object and selecting from that list another user as a next recipient; physically forwarding said object to said next recipient; and sending status information notifying said next recipient to the management center.01-22-2009
20090049129REAL TIME COLLABORATION FILE FORMAT FOR UNIFIED COMMUNICATION - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing real time unified communications. An interface can receive a portion of data associated with at least one of a client application or an environment that hosts a client application. A real time collaboration (RTC) component can employ an RTC file package to seamlessly initiate a real time collaboration session with the client application, wherein the RTC file package can include a portion of data that relates to at least one of the client application, the host environment, or a modality of the client application.02-19-2009
20110145333Method and Apparatus for Enhancing Compound Documents with Questions and Answers - A server system runs a bot service that registers an FAQ (frequently asked questions) for a document having an embedded object. The FAQ includes one or more question-and-answer (Q&A) pairs. The bot service receives, from each electronics device that renders a copy of the document, a request from the embedded object for the FAQ registered for the document, and transmits the FAQ to each electronic device from which a request is received. Each electronics device displays the FAQ, including the one or more Q&A pairs, within its rendered copy of the document. Any viewer of a copy of the document with the embedded object can submit a question to the bot service through the embedded object. The bot service uses a messaging service to obtain an answer to the question from an author. The FAQs displayed at the electronics devices are updated to include the new Q&A pair.06-16-2011
20090063634OPEN CUSTOMER DATABASE FOR USE BY THIRD PARTIES - Embodiments of the present teachings provide for standardized post installation configuration of a software application. For Linux-based applications, a portal service provides a Red Hat Packet Manager (“RPM”) package that includes selected software to be installed on a user's computing device, post-install configurator, and a post install configuration file (“PIC”). The post-install configurator accesses the PIC file and performs post-installation configuration based on the contents of the PIC file. The PIC file thus provides a standardized mechanism in which software vendors can specify post-installation configuration of their applications, without having to develop their own tools or applications.03-05-2009
20090055480SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING DATA IN LAN - Provided is a method for sharing data between at least two terminals over a LAN, in which a first terminal requests for information on whether to hold shared data to a terminal connected to the LAN, receives the information on whether to hold the shared data from the terminal, collects the information on whether to hold the shared data received from the terminal, identifies a total degree of sharing using the collected information on whether to hold the shared data, and determines a method for transmitting the shared data according to the identified total degree of sharing.02-26-2009
20120143957Inter-Node Communication Scheme for Node Status Sharing - A gossiping scheme for sharing node status in a cluster of nodes provides a robust mechanism for determining node status within the cluster. Nodes transmit gossip messages to each other nodes, the gossip messages listing other nodes in the cluster that are operational. When a node does not receive a gossip message from a particular node within a predetermined time period, then the node transmits messages to the other nodes indicating that the particular node is down. However, if another node has received a packet from the particular node within the predetermined time period and receives the node down message, then the other node responds with a node alive message.06-07-2012
20090100137METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SERVICES IN A PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and apparatus that provides services in a peer-to-peer communications network is disclosed. The method may include determining at least one group to which a first application is associated, determining if there is at least one second application in the group, and if there is a second application, then sharing information with the second application.04-16-2009
20080263155Collaborative Email With Delegable Authorities - Writing a collaborative email document with hierarchical authorities including establishing a collaborative email document on an administrator's computer, identifying one or more signatories for the document, identifying one or more collaborators who are authorized to view and edit the document, providing to the collaborators copies of the document for viewing and editing, where the collaborators' copies reside on collaborators' computers, updating the copies of the document on collaborators' computers with revisions from the collaborators, and sending the collaborative email document from the administrator's computer to addressees when the document bears valid digital signatures from all signatories. Typical embodiments also include providing at least one user authority to delegate signature authority, establishing a hierarchy of delegation authority for signatures, establishing at least one authority delegation policy including at least one rule for automated delegation of signature authority among signatories and delegating signature authority from at least one signatory to another.10-23-2008
20080263154DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH CONTROL - Data transfer over a computer network relating to a data object of a multiple user network application, from a network user who owns the data object to an updating user, is achieved by transfer of a subset of data fields that define the data object, such that the subset of data fields is specified by the updating user and is less than or equal to a full update transfer comprising updated values for all the data fields that define the data object. Each data object is defined by multiple data fields, such that the transfer of a subset of the data object data fields ensures that the network bandwidth utilized for data updates will be reduced from the situation in which all the defining data fields for an object being updated are transferred over the network.10-23-2008
20090204674Enterprise knowledge and information acquisition, management and communications system with intelligent user interfaces - A system for acquiring, sharing and managing information in an organization is disclosed hereinafter. The system involves a network communicator for connecting to a network through which users accesses the system, and a document manager through which a user provides a document for access by at least one other user through the network. The system also involves electronic conversing means for enabling a user to correspond with at least one other user through the network using an electronic conversation format for generating an electronic conversation record, and an archive for storing at least one of documents provided through the document manager and electronic conversation record conducted using the electronic conversing means. In the system, a keyword representative of the at least one of documents and electronic conversation record is stored in the archive in association with the stored at least one documents and electronic conversation record.08-13-2009
20090210494Device, System, and Method of Electronic Communication to Facilitate Collaboration and Meeting - Device, system, and method of electronic communication to facilitate collaboration and meeting. For example, a method of inducing social interaction among users of an electronic communication network includes: receiving a first behavioral profile representing one or more schedule items of a first user; receiving a second behavioral profile representing one or more schedule items of a second user; identifying a time-slot in which the first and second users are available according to the first and second behavioral profiles, respectively, and identifying a common activity-of-interest reflected in the first and second behavioral profiles; and sending to the first and second users invitations to engage in said activity-of-interest in said time-slot.08-20-2009
20090198776COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD OF OPERATION FOR MULTI-COMPUTER DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING WITH INITIALIZATION OF OBJECTS - The present invention discloses a modified computer architecture which (08-06-2009
20090210495ADAPTIVE SEARCH IN MOBILE PEER-TO-PEER DATABASES - Information is stored in a plurality of mobile peers. The peers communicate in a peer to peer fashion, using a short-range wireless network. Occasionally, a peer initiates a search for information in the peer to peer network by issuing a query. Queries and pieces of information, called reports, are transmitted among peers that are within a transmission range. For each search additional peers are utilized, wherein these additional peers search and relay information on behalf of the originator of the search.08-20-2009
20090198775System And Method Of Collaboration For System Development - A system and method are provided for collaboration for system development. The method can include the operation of receiving change requests for a system development project that are storable in a database. The change requests can be presented to collaboration users using a networked user interface. An additional operation is associating a discussion thread with each change request. In addition, at least one comment is able to be entered in the discussion thread for each change request by collaboration users.08-06-2009
20090210493Communicating and Displaying Hyperlinks in a Computing Community - Various aspects are disclosed herein for communicating and displaying of hyperlinks in a computing community. Hyperlinks can be communicated by being embedded in messages, such that users of a closed computing community can send and receive such hyperlinks. These hyperlinks can link to hyperlinked content that can be stored on a central computing device responsible for administering the community. Moreover, any content that is associated with hyperlinks, whether that content is in the form of blogs, RSS feeds, and so on, can be made publicly available while any associated hyperlinks will be visible only to a subset of computing devices, namely, the community computing devices (but not to any general computing devices accessing the content). This task may be accomplished by using predetermined and/or proprietary schema properly understood only by the community computing devices.08-20-2009
20090222520SYNCHRONIZING MULTIPLE USER REMOTE CONTENT PLAYBACK - Playback of content downloaded or streamed from a network service is automatically synchronized for users at different client devices. Synchronization is achieved using user approved actions to perform during content playback. Each client device submits playback status to a server while the server generates and sends synchronization instructions for each client device. The synchronization instructions are based on user parameters and the difference in playback position between the users.09-03-2009
20080270539METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENTLY EXPANDING A P2P NETWORK - One embodiment of the present method and apparatus for efficiently expanding a P2P network includes receiving a search request message from a requesting node and sending a response message to the requesting node on behalf of a node that has the requested data, where the response message originates at an intermediate node. The intermediate node may respond on behalf of the “responding” node, for example, in cases where the responding node is too far away from the requesting node to receive the search request message.10-30-2008
20120197999SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING USER GENERATED AUDIO CONTENT ON THE SPOKEN WEB NAVIGABLE BY COMMUNITY TAGGING - Methods and arrangements for creating and building subcategories in a user-based voice application. User posts are appended to a category in a voice application and subdivision of the category is prompted upon satisfaction of a first condition. The category is designated as a parent category, and at least one subcategory nomination are solicited from users. User input is solicited on appending at least one nominated subcategory to the parent category, and a nominated subcategory is appended to the parent category upon satisfaction of a second condition. User input is solicited to reassign a user post from the parent category to at least one subcategory.08-02-2012
20090259720METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILITY COMPUTING IN AD-HOC AND CONFIGURED PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS - Executing a program structure by leveraging a peer-to-peer network comprises generating a program structure comprising a plurality of program instructions. A first of a plurality of network peers then executes a portion of the program instructions which initiates the execution of code hosted by said first network peer, where said portion comprising fewer than all program instructions. The first network peer then migrates one or more of the program instructions, together with any requisite data, to at least one other of the plurality of network peer. The at least one other network peer then continues execution of the program structure until one or more of the objections of the program structure are achieved.10-15-2009
20090240772METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE SELECTION OF PROPOSALS - A method and apparatus for selecting a subset of proposals from a set of proposals submitted via a web site, including defining proposal attributes for the selecting, formulating selection requirements for the subset, establishing metrics for comparing proposals according to the proposal attributes and the selection requirements, evaluating each of the set of proposals according the established metrics, distributing the results of evaluating each of the set of proposals to the submitter of each proposal, formulating an optimization problem for determining the subset of proposals, determining the subset of proposals by solving the optimization problem, and accepting feedback about the determining including changing the optimization problem based on the feedback.09-24-2009
20090125590METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION IN VIRTUAL WORLD - Provided is a method for controlling information shared in a virtual world by a server and a plurality of users' client terminals connected to each other through a network. In this information control method, a computer creates a third object between a first object and a second object in the virtual world when the first object and second object transmit communication information therebetween, and filters the information with the third object. In addition, when an object transmits visual information, the third object can be created around the object transmitting the visual information. The third object can be created as a pseudo wall.05-14-2009
20090070425Data processing system, method of updating a configuration file and computer program product - Provided is a managed node comprising: a management agent comprising:—at least one monitoring element for monitoring at least one of a plurality of managed objects on the managed node according to at least one configuration file, the monitoring element adapted to send a message to a server over a network concerning the, or each managed object;—a discovery element for detecting a discovered state of the managed objects;—a repository for storing a stored state of the managed objects;—a delta detection module for detecting differences between the discovered state and the stored state;—a configuration element for updating at least one configuration file using the detected changes.03-12-2009
20080307052SELECTING AND DISPLAYING ADVERTISEMENT IN A PERSONAL MEDIA SPACE - The embodiments provide methods of selecting relevant advertisement to target users by utilizing the knowledge of friends or acquaintance of the target users. The target users and friends or acquaintances of the target users belong to the same on-line communities, groups, or circles. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for providing advertising content for display in a personal media space of an Internet networking tool of a user is provided. The method includes defining the personal media space in a display region of a graphical user interface window. The personal media space being controlled by the user in terms of content. The method also includes selecting an advertisement content unit to be added to the personal media space for display by the user. The method further includes establishing a communication session between the user and another user. The communication session includes an interaction space for enabling communication between the user and the other user. The interaction space is displayed in the graphical user interface window along with the personal media space and the advertising content unit selected by the user to be displayed in the personal media space.12-11-2008
20100161731Document-Centric Architecture for Enterprise Applications - An enterprise application may include logic to form an association between multiple memory regions each representing a document zone, logic to form memory regions representing collaborative states for each zone and to maintain the collaborative states independently of other zones, and logic to form memory regions representing workflow states for each zone and to maintain the workflow states independently of other zones.06-24-2010
20100161730SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REDIRECTIONS - A redirection of a URL page request may be performed by monitoring an upstream path from a subscriber to the internet through an ISP. When a URL page request is detected from a subscriber for whom a redirection is required, a redirection device generates a single TCP packet response that mimics a response from the intended destination server. The single TCP packet includes a set FIN bit that closes any active session with the destination server to prevent the subscriber from accepting packets from the destination server.06-24-2010
20120198000WEB-BASED GROUPWARE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a communication network. The system comprises a network-connected server having input and access capabilities, a site builder, a transmitter, a communicator, and memory. The site-builder receives instructions input from a first user and creates a dedicated network site based on the received instructions. The transmitter communicates the existence of the dedicated network site to a nominated second user. The communicator provides accesses to the contents of the dedicated network site by the first and second users. The memory stores information input by the first and the second user in the dedicated network site.08-02-2012
20120197998SYNCHRONIZATION OF DIGITAL CONTENT - Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the sharing of synchronization information corresponding to content among devices in a communication network. An originating device collects synchronization information related to the presentation of content to a user via the originating device. The synchronization information is defined according to reference points related to the presentation of the content to the user via the originating device, including a current state of the presentation of the content and/or additional information obtained during the presentation of the content. Based on detection of a synchronization event, the originating device transmits the collected synchronization information, resulting in the receipt of the synchronization information by one or more receiving devices. Thereafter, the presentation of the content to the user on one of the receiving devices can incorporate the synchronization information collected and transmitted by the originating device.08-02-2012
20100262659SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLABORATIVELY ANNOTATING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS - Systems and methods for sharing annotations associated with an electronic document. The annotations are created by one or more annotation authors and are shared with one or more other users. A method includes determining frequently annotated portions of the electronic document and providing indicators within the electronic document of the frequently annotated portions. In one embodiment, frequently used words within the annotations are also indicated within the text of the electronic document. In addition, or in another embodiment, the annotations can be searched based on a user's location within the electronic document.10-14-2010
20100191808METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE AND SYNCHRONOUS DISPLAY SESSION - A system for interactively displaying and distributing information. The information may relate to consumer products, any type of article of commerce, marketing and advertising layouts, floor plans, planograms or any other type of information that is capable of being illustrated graphically. A consumer engages in an Interactive Information Session with an attendant, such a help desk attendant. During the Interactive Information Session, the attendant and consumer see synchronized displays of images or animations of the information, which may be manipulated by either one of them. The attendant and the user can communicate interactively by voice or text during at least part of the Interactive Information Session. In another embodiment, two or more users of a system according to the invention can collaboratively design a product, marketing or advertising layouts, planograms, floor plans or other graphical information in an Interactive Design Session. During the session one of the users controls the design at any time. Different users may have control at different times. The users can engage in interactive voice or text communications during at least part of the Interactive Design Session.07-29-2010
20100223337MULTI-USER MEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONTENT ON MULTIPLE MEDIA PLAYERS - An interactive, multi-user media delivery system having a number of media storage mediums, each of containing a particular media selection, and a number of media players structured to selectively deliver the media selection to users. Each of the media players includes a control assembly structured to selectively control and regulate delivery of the media selection to the user, and at least one of the media players is selectively designatable as a slave unit. A master control assembly is further provided and is operatively associated with the media players, a connectivity assembly being included to establish a communicative link at least between the slave unit(s) and the master control assembly. The master control assembly is further structured to receive synchronization data from each of the media players, and to simultaneously and uniformly control the delivery of the media selection by the media players.09-02-2010
20100223336METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER INFORMATION PROCESSING AND RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method and apparatus for user information processing in a network environment. The method performs an orthogonal transform on first and second vectors representing information related to first and second users respectively to obtain first and second transformed vectors. Then, the method splits the first and second transformed vectors into two parts respectively, such that first and second vectors cannot be derived from the first or second parts. The first and second user devices exchange the first part of the first transformed vector and the second part of the second transformed vector. The first and second user devices calculate the inner product of the first parts and the second parts respectively. Finally, the two inner products of the parts are summed to get an inner product of the first and second vectors. Also provided are a method and system for resource recommendation in a network environment.09-02-2010
20100223335Dynamically Managing Online Communication Groups - Dynamically managing an online communication group with a computerized communication tool having at least one processor includes extracting with the computerized communication tool at least one keyword from a private online communication session between at least two parties; and automatically inviting the parties to join an online communication group dedicated to a topic characterized by the at least one keyword with the computerized communication tool.09-02-2010
20100223334DISTRIBUTED ROUTING OF CONFERENCES USING CONFERENCE IDENTIFIER - Users attempting to join a conference facilitated by an enhanced communication system employing a network communication protocol such as SIP and having a distributed architecture are enabled to request the conference through a numeric conference identifier. The conference directory identifier is assigned to an associated resource, rather than directly to a pool of resources in the communication system. If a pool is decommissioned, any conference directories with remaining data may be assigned to other pools, like users may be moved, to ensure continuity of the system.09-02-2010
20100241711FILE SHARING THROUGH MULTI-SERVICES GATEWAY DEVICE AT USER PREMISES - A system for providing and managing file sharing services of one or more endpoint devices comprise a first interface for enabling bi-directional communications with one or more of the endpoint devices associated with the gateway device, and a second interface for enabling bi-directional communications via a wide-area network, for the one or more endpoint devices associated with the gateway device. A processor is coupled to the interfaces and is configured to manage file sharing through presence and networking messaging communication between the one or more endpoint devices associated with the gateway device and at least another endpoint device (associated with the gateway device or not), to access a file to share received from the one or more end-point devices associated with the gateway device or from endpoint devices not associated with the gateway device. The processor selectively makes the accessed file available to the one or more endpoint devices.09-23-2010
20100235446TECHNIQUES TO MAKE MEETINGS DISCOVERABLE - Techniques to make meetings discoverable are described. An apparatus may comprise a meeting server component operative to create a meeting object, associate at least one of metadata or content to the meeting object, and store the meeting object, metadata and content. The meeting server component comprising an indexing component operative to index metadata associated with the meeting object, and a search engine component operative to receive a search query comprising search criteria. Other embodiments are described and claimed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.09-16-2010
20100125633ON-LINE CONVERSATION SYSTEM, ON-LINE CONVERSATION SERVER, ON-LINE CONVERSATION CONTROL METHOD, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - To make it easier to discern a conversation carried out in a virtual space. An on-line conversation control method comprises a conversation group determination step of determining one or more conversation groups (G05-20-2010
20080281916Method and Apparatus for Implementing Signaling Proxy - The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for implementing signaling proxy. The method includes: in a signaling proxy of a communication network, configuring identification information of a message which needs to be processed by the signaling proxy; after receiving the message, the SP determines whether the message needs to be processed by the SP, and if yes, the SP performs proxy processing on and forwards the message. The apparatus includes: a unit for receiving and recognizing messages, a unit for processing messages, and a unit for forwarding messages. According to the present invention, a multiple of terminals can send messages to the same one IP address or domain name, which provides great convenience for wide application of VoIP service. Moreover, specific implementations of the present invention are easy and need no modifications on the present terminal devices.11-13-2008
20110113101Method and Apparatus for Processing Authentication Request Message in a Social Network - A method and an apparatus for processing an authentication request message in a social network are provided. To improve the inefficiency of existing technology in processing user authentication and request to establish social relationship as well as inadequacy of parameters available for said authentication, the disclosed method includes a social network server detecting an authentication request message sent by a first client to a second client requesting to establish a social relationship with the second client. The social network server obtains information social attributes that are common to the first client and the second client, forwards the authentication request message, and sends the obtained information of common social attributes to the second client. The social attribute information is used by the second client to decide whether or not to authenticate the authentication request message.05-12-2011
20110113103PEER TO PEER GATEWAY - A method and system for interconnecting .a number of peer to peer networks is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a peer to peer, gateway communicates with one or more peer to peer networks. The gateway communicates with these networks through the Internet, to which it is connected. The gateway may be configured to perform a number of functions on each of the connected networks, including but not limited to: data storage, searching, data transfer, and data translation.05-12-2011
20110113102METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATING A PARTICIPANT INTO PROGRAMMING - A method and apparatus for integrating a participant into video programming. A list of available social network data fields is received. Programming segments to be customized based on the available social network data fields are detected. At least one of the available social network data fields is correlated with the programming segment to be customized. Personal data of a specific user corresponding to the at least one of the available social network data fields is retrieved and the programming segment is modified to include information based on the personal data.05-12-2011
20090327423COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Communications method, comprising the steps: entering a posting to an addressee into a communications platform, publishing the posting on the communications platform, reviewing of the posting by users of the communications platform, selection of at least one posting based on the reviews, transmitting the posting to the addressee, and publishing the answer from the recipient on the communications platform.12-31-2009
20090112990PRIVATE VIEWS OF DATA AND LOCAL CALCULATIONS DURING REAL TIME COLLABORATION - Techniques for performing a process during a real time collaboration by multiple users or clients on a spreadsheet file are disclosed herein which may permit calculations to be performed locally by at least one of the clients. By doing so, increases in performance are realized since only data updates need to be provided to the host machine. As such, a determination is preferably made whether calculations performed locally can result in different data. If conflicting data is a possibility, then the calculations for the spreadsheet file will usually be performed remotely by a host machine. If not, then each client capable of doing so will perform the calculations locally and then provide only the updated data to the host machine. The determination of whether to perform the calculations locally or not may also be made dynamically, such as when one or more new formulas are added to the spreadsheet file.04-30-2009
20090112993SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION AMONG USERS - A system, method and computer program product for supporting communication among users. The system includes a storage device for storing, a search unit for searching, and a selection unit for reading and then selecting a communication means to be used in the communication between the first and second users. The method and computer program product for supporting communication among users includes the steps of searching, reading and then selecting a communication means to be used in the communication between the first and second users.04-30-2009
20090112991INSTANT CONVERSATION IN A THREAD OF AN ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to discussion forum management and provide a method, system and computer program product for instant conversations in a thread within a discussion forum. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for instant conversations in a thread within a discussion forum can be provided. The method can include providing a discussion forum and initiating a thread in the discussion forum and measuring a temporal proximity of postings between two or more users in the thread. In response to determining a close temporal proximity, an instant messaging session can be launched between the two or more users and entries in the instant messaging session can be inserted as responses to the thread in the discussion form.04-30-2009
20100223333METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTION OF PRESENCE INFORMATION - A method and system for distributing data between a first user and a second user by detecting direct or indirect communication between the first user and the second user, creating an entry for the second user in a roster for the first user, populating the entry for the second user in the roster of the first user with data elements and attributes of the data elements, the data elements and attributes of the data elements indicating what data can be shared with the second user and how the data is to be shared and utilizing the roster of the first user to distribute data reflecting the first user to the second user.09-02-2010
20080275954COMMUNICATION METHOD - According to the present invention, the step of requesting of an associated information provision server KS for associated information about contents broadcast in a broadcast program being received is provided. The step of acquiring the associated information corresponding to the request from the associated information provision server KS and storing this is provided. And the retrieval step of transmitting a part of the associated information as a retrieval key to retrieve contents to a CD seller server 11-06-2008
20110113100SYSTEM FOR SHARING FAVORITES AND ENABLING IN-NETWORK LOCAL SEARCH BASED ON NETWORK RANKINGS - A system for sharing user's favorite locations within their social network, based on the locations added on their mobile device is presented. Additionally, a system and method for optimizing local search based on users' favorite locations and aggregate statistics of users for determining network ranking is presented. Users can perform an “in-network” search to determine recommended locations within their social network, and also share preferences for planning meeting locations.05-12-2011
20100299391CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA - A user interface for sharing media items with others. From a sender's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow for an easy-to-use drag-and-drop technique that is more user-friendly than conventional techniques. From the recipient's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow media items from multiple sources to be aggregated into a single viewport, providing a cohesive and unified approach to media items received from others.11-25-2010
20090106364Method and apparatus for peer-to-peer network traffic analysis - A method and an apparatus can be provided for identifying and separately treating peer-to-peer traffic in a network. For example, the method can include identifying a supernode of a peer-to-peer network using intelligent heuristics. The method can also include identifying additional nodes of the peer-to-peer network using feedback. The method can further include marking the supernode and additional nodes as peer-to-peer nodes in a list. In certain embodiments, the method can additionally include updating the list using an intelligent update.04-23-2009
20100318609BRIDGING ENTERPRISE NETWORKS INTO CLOUD - An enterprise namespace may be extended into a cloud of networked resources. A portion of the cloud may be dynamically partitioned, and the extension of the enterprise namespace established within the portion. Cloud resources thus remain as easily accessible to enterprise users as those which are physically located on the enterprise network. Thus, components such as applications, virtual machine instantiations, application states, server states, etc., may be easily migrated between the enterprise network and the cloud.12-16-2010
20090070426CONTENT CONTRIBUTION AND PLACEMENT THROUGH EXTERNAL SOCIAL COMMUNITIES - A method and system for content distribution and placement through external social communities is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes building a work of authorship through a collective coordination of authors of the work of authorship in a community environment, providing a portion of content of the work of authorship on an external social community through a feed from the community environment to the external social community, processing a response of a user of the external social community in contributing to the work of authorship, and integrating the response of the user of the external social community in the work of authorship. The method may include providing the feed as of a Real Simple Syndication feed, as an embeddable widget, and/or an activity announcement based on an update of the work of authorship in the community environment.03-12-2009
20090037534Establishment and Maintenance of Collaborative Communication Associations Based on Multiple Contextual Criteria - A method, system, and computer program for dynamically setting up collaborative associations between a group of users, computing resources, and/or communication devices, where the constituents of the collaborative association are chosen based on a variety of contextual criteria. The dynamic collaboration enabler component determines the explicit identities of the parties that should be a part of the collaboration. The group of individual entities involved in the collaboration can change dynamically during the lifetime of the collaboration, based on appropriate changes in the contextual data. Such contextual data refers to both state variables associated with the collaboration software or infrastructure itself, or to the state of entities external to the collaboration. The duration of the collaborative association is specified either explicitly or through a set of context related conditions. The dynamic context enabler can detect when the set of termination conditions is satisfied and then automatically remove the collaborative association.02-05-2009
20090037533USING A GROUP LIST SERVER AS A SYNDICATION FEED SERVER - The present invention discloses a solution for modifying a group list server to perform syndication feed operations. A syndication feed creation software component, a content gathering component, and a content extraction converting component can be added to a group list server. The modified group list server can continue to function as a traditional list server and can also function as a traditional feed server that is able to interoperate with standard, client-side feed readers. In one embodiment, the modified list server can repurpose syndication groups as to operate as syndication feed channels and can repurpose group members to operate as feed items.02-05-2009
20090037532RESPONSIVENESS RANKING FOR COLLABORATORS IN A COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to collaborative messaging and provide a method, system and computer program product for responsiveness ranking for message recipients in a collaborative computing environment. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for responsiveness ranking of message recipients in a collaborative computing environment can be provided. The method can include computing a message response time for a particular message, a particular message recipient and a particular message type. The method further can include combining the computed message response time for the particular message, the particular message recipient and the particular message type with previously computed message response times for previously received messages for the particular message recipient and the particular message type. Finally, the method can include presenting different response times for different message types for a selected user based upon the combined computed message response times.02-05-2009
20100325212System and Method for Shared Multimedia Experiences across Multiple Subscriptions - A system and method for shared multimedia experiences across multiple subscriptions are provided. A method for application server operations includes receiving a first message from an application server, the first message including a request to initiate a collaborative session with a first communications device and a second communications device, examining a first profile of the first communications device and a second profile of the second communications device, establishing the collaborative session with the second communications device based on the first profile of the first communications device and the second profile of the second communications device, and sending a second message to the application server, the second message including information regarding the collaborative session.12-23-2010
20130144954Method and Apparatus for Cooperation Between Push Devices - A method and an apparatus for cooperation between push devices to improve the validity and reachability of Internet Protocol (IP) connections. The method for cooperation between push devices includes: obtaining, by a Push proxy, a Push identifier and an address of a Push client; storing, by the Push proxy, a mapping between the Push identifier and the address of the Push client; and if the address of the Push client changes, updating, by the Push proxy, the corresponding address in the mapping. With the embodiments of the present invention, validity and reachability of IP connections can be improved, and the real-time performance and reliability of Push messages can be improved.06-06-2013
20100325211METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING UNIFORM CONTENT MANAGEMENT - An approach is provided for providing uniform content management for a user equipment. A uniform content management platform determines new content from a plurality of content of different categories. The uniform content management platform further initiates presentation of the new content via a graphical user interface that includes: a dashboard providing a layout of the new content, a content manager that is invoked upon selection of a particular one of the new content for managing a group of content of a common category, and a content editor that is invoked upon selection of one of the content in the group for editing the selected content.12-23-2010
20090144369User-calibrated activity newsfeed on a social network - Calibration and publication of user activity on a computer implemented social network is provided. Activity signals of user activity is measured by an activity monitor and calibrated by the user. The calibration includes assigning an activity signal with a personalized identifier for the activity for comparison with future measured activity signals. Near real-time publication of the activity on the social network allow users of the network to timely view user behavior. The publication on a social networking website includes the identifier if the activity has been calibrated. By calibrating and publishing user activity, users can connect to others based on the activity. The publication can be on newsfeed on a user profile for friends of the user to view. A user and the user's friends can communicate with each other, which allows the user to receive motivation from the friends and be accountable to the friends.06-04-2009
20110029613EVALUATION OF AN ATTRIBUTE OF AN INFORMATION OBJECT - Correspondents provide estimates of an attribute relating to an information object such as an online article on a particular topic. Correspondents also provide indications of their respective degree of trust of the estimates given by the other correspondents. An algorithm determines a network containing the estimates and degrees of trust and determines an overall estimate of the attribute from the point of view of any one correspondent in the network. A system of this kind is useful for rating websites, for example.02-03-2011
20090019114MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM - There is described a management system, which makes it possible to cope with a plurality of communication methods without complicating the system configuration. The system includes a first managed apparatus, a second managed apparatus and a management apparatus. The management apparatus includes: a first data processing section to conduct a conversion processing between management data and common data having such a format that conforms with the first communication method and that is available for the second communication method; and a second data processing section to conduct another conversion processing between the common data and communication data having such a format that conforms with the second communication method. Further, the management apparatus employs the common data to conduct the data communication with the first managed apparatus, while employs the communication data to conduct the data communication with the second managed apparatus.01-15-2009
20110035447COLLABORATION CAPABILITY SERVICE - Providing collaboration services in a data processing system. Receiving a collaboration session request including identification of at least one collaboration resources. Determining availability of at least those collaboration resources identified in the request. Composing proposed collaboration session plans as a function of the availability of the collaboration resources. Presenting the plans to at least one stakeholder. Receiving a selection from among presented plans. Implementing the selected plan by initiating a collaboration session.02-10-2011
20110035450MESSAGE-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM MONITOR - A device for exchanging documents between two parties through a network comprises: an interface (02-10-2011
20110035449METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR SEARCHING SOCIAL NETWORKS - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for searching social networks. A device is encountered that sends a query. The query comprises a search packet. A content search is performed according to a query parameter described by the search packet. The content search is then repeatedly performed according to a duration parameter described by the search packet.02-10-2011
20110035448METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCE COMPUTERS IN A MULTI-MONITOR COMPUTER SYSTEM - An apparatus, method and computer program product, for displaying video data from at least one source computer in a multi-monitor computer system, are provided. The apparatus includes a source computer interface for receiving at least video data from at least one source computer, and a multi-monitor interface for providing video data to multiple monitors. A processing structure coordinates routing of video data received via the multi-monitor interface to the monitors based on display requests received from the at least one source computer.02-10-2011
20110040836SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING MEDIA AND MEDIA CONTROL TRANSFER BETWEEN DEVICES - A method to activate session control is presented. The method includes receiving a request to activate control of a collaborative session, and determining acceptance of the request to activate control of the collaborative session. The method includes sending an indication, in response to receiving the activation request, the indication indicative of the determined acceptance. The indication in the response may be indicative of an acceptance. The method may include subscribing to an event package when the indication in the response is indicative of acceptance.02-17-2011
20100332598Routing Videoconference Signals Based on Network Configurations - Performing a videoconference based on network locality. The method may determine if a first endpoint and a second endpoint is within a same network, e.g., based on the address of the first and second endpoints. The videoconference may be established or performed based on the determination. For example, an external communication server may be used if the second endpoint is not within the same network as the first endpoint. However, the external communication server may be bypassed if the second endpoint is within the same network as the first endpoint.12-30-2010
20100332599SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SOLVING MIXED INTEGER PROGRAMS WITH PEER-TO-PEER APPLICATIONS - The present invention discloses methods of solving mixed integer programs (MIP) in distributed environments, where the number of computers or users involved in the optimization can be extremely high. The proposed methods are designed to be robust in order to cope with all the difficulties in public and heterogeneous environments including load balancing and privacy. The present invention also describes a market on computation power.12-30-2010
20110113099METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING BUFFER MAP AND NETWORK THEREOF - A method for transmitting buffer maps adapted in a peer-to-peer network comprising a plurality of peer nodes, and one or several super nodes are selected from the peer nodes, wherein when the buffer maps are transmitted in the peer-to-peer network, the super nodes are connected to each other, and each of the peer nodes is connected to one of the super nodes. First, each of the peer nodes transmits its buffer map to the super node connected thereto. Then, the super nodes exchanges the received buffer maps to each other, so as to synchronously update information of the buffer maps, and each of the super nodes updates a buffer map table recorded therein according to the exchanged buffer maps. Finally, each of the super nodes transmits the buffer map by the peer node connected thereto to the peer node.05-12-2011
20110072087VERY LARGE CONFERENCE SPANNING MULTIPLE MEDIA SERVERS IN CASCADING ARRANGEMENT - A communication method for transferring communication data between a plurality of participants is provided. The participants include at least one active participant that generates the communication data and at least one passive participant that does not generate the communication data. The communication method includes receiving, by a primary server, the communication data generated by the active participant and transmitting, by the primary server, the communication data received from the active participant to at least one secondary server that does not receive any communication data from any of the active participant and the at least one passive participant. The secondary server receives the communication data transmitted from the primary server and transmits the received communication data to the passive participant.03-24-2011
20110087738SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING SHARED STORAGE FOR COLLABORATION ACROSS MULTIPLE DEVICES - A method and apparatus is described in which anchors are used to produce a shared store display. The anchors are pointers to objects which are distributively stored on a peer-to-peer network. Not all of the objects are copied to each of the units in the peer-to-peer network. Additionally, not all of the objects are stored in a central server. The peer-to-peer network software allows for collaborative networking of the objects in the shared store.04-14-2011
20110213840ROLE-BASED TAG MANAGEMENT FOR COLLABORATIVE SERVICES INTEGRATED WITHIN A SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE - A tag management system for a user of a client-side portal application providing access to a set of services that include provisions for collaborative tagging of content comprises one or more data repositories configured to maintain one or more separate sets of tags, a messaging intermediary configured to provide access to the one or more data repositories and to provide for communication with the set of services, and a client-side agent configured to communicate with the set of services and access the one or more data repositories through the message intermediary to act on instructions provided by the user in one or more user roles. A set of tags corresponds to each service in each user role and specifies an available vocabulary for tagging content at that service. The agent is configured to access the one or more data repositories to load a first set of tags corresponding a user-specified service and a user-specified role, display the first set of tags to the user, and to communicate with the user-specified service to post tags selected by the user from the first set of tags to content at the user-specified service.09-01-2011
20110087737SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIVING USER REVIEWS - Systems and methods for creating an opinion timeline. Users are able to submit ongoing reviews for products and services based on extended use, new revelations, additional features, upgrades and the like. Users can be notified of upgrades or improvements and are requested to provide another review of the product or service which is tied to the original review. Users can also update their review of the product or service based on a change in mind. The opinion timeline can be applied to reviews of products, television shows, music, etc.04-14-2011
20110078246SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SIMULTANEOUS COLLABORATION - A system and method of simultaneous collaboration is described. The described systems and methods can work with virtually any document structure and do not require advance locking. A plurality of possibly hierarchical, possibly overlapping domains within the document structure is defined. The server handling the simultaneous collaboration requests must keep track of conflicts in edits using the domain information and inform clients whether the edits have been accepted or rejected based on whether or not the edits cause conflicts. A well-designed domain structure as described will avoid conflicts.03-31-2011
20100185733System and method for collaborative web-based multimedia layered platform with recording and selective playback of content - The present invention relates to a method and system for creating a collaborative file in a shared network including: accessing one or more user machines in a shared space, wherein the shared space is created by interaction of executable codes in a host and a user application and the shared space is described by a session attribute list; loading a media application with tools into one or more user machines; using a stage manager tool from the media application to stage and correlating media-layer events according to spatial, temporal and relational coordinate data in the user application, wherein the content composed of the media-layer events are described by at least a user, media-layer events, time and command; recording content associated with one or more of layers according to a user, media-layer events, time and command; and accessing said content based upon a user, media-layer events, time and command.07-22-2010
20090313331MERGING VERSIONS OF DOCUMENTS USING MULTIPLE MASTERS - Tools and techniques are described for merging versions of documents using multiple masters. These tools may provide methods that include syncing a first peer system with at least a second peer system, with the first and second peer systems receiving respective instances of a document for collaborative editing. The first and second peer systems may maintain respective version histories associated with the document, with these version histories capturing and storing revisions occurring locally at the first and second peer systems. The first and second peer systems may exchange version histories, and merge these version histories.12-17-2009
20110179119International data memorial.com ("IDM") - A general interest website marketed to achieve a business objective as the “IDM everyday . . . the website for your life.” IDM provides a self-authenticating, chronological, archiving process and cloud server featuring permanent uploads to file documents in private or public files, a social/business network, email and forum. IDM's permanent features are a service not otherwise available on the Internet. A user of IDM may (1) socialize with friends, relatives or businesses, (2) view or upload documents or photographs, (3) download templates, (4) purchase legal documents filled out pursuant to the users' specific instructions, (5) submit questions to our bank of life experts, (6) create a private profile and journal, (7) blog on the forums, (8) comment on uploads, (9) rate uploads, (10) email, (11) invite friends to view/comment/rate uploads, (12) permanently record information, (13) network with others, (14) visit our physical locations, and (15) use the IDM APP to “link” to IDM from smart phones and any private computer or laptop. All uploads, forums, blogs, and files are stored onto IDM as permanent files, stored in the chronological order it was received or made.07-21-2011
20100064009Method and Apparatus for a Common Cluster Model for Configuring, Managing, and Operating Different Clustering Technologies in a Data Center - A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for a common cluster model for configuring, managing, and operating different clustering technologies in a data center. The common cluster model supports peer cluster domains and management server cluster domains. Each cluster domain may have one or more cluster nodes. For each cluster domains, one or more cluster resources may be defined. These resources may depend on one another and may be grouped into a resource group. A set of cluster domain and cluster resources logical device operations are provided to configure, manage, and operate cluster domains and its associated resources.03-11-2010
20100036913NETWORK SETTING METHOD AND NETWORK SETTING APPARATUS - An administrative manager connected to a plurality of servers each including a virtual machine environment in which a host OS and a guest OS are operable as virtual OS, performs the following processes. Namely, when an operator issues an instruction to migrate the guest OS from a migration source server to a migration target server, a connection target server of the migration source server is specified, and also, connection information necessary for a virtual network connection between the connection target server and the migration target server is acquired. Then, before the guest OS is migrated, in the connection target server, transmission data to the migration objective guest OS is set to be looped back. Further, after the guest OS is migrated, the network setting is made on the migration target server and the connection target server so as to enable the mutual virtual network connection.02-11-2010
20100070580Creating a Collaborative Work over a Network - A system and method for having a plurality of participants author and submit segment candidates to create a collaborative work over a computer network. The plurality of participants receive segment instructions for authoring the segment candidates. The candidates are submitted to the system and at least a subset of the submitted segment candidates are distributed to a voting audience over the computer network. In response the system receives votes for a favored segment candidate from the voting audience. Next, a winning segment candidate is selected from the submitted segment candidates for inclusion in the collaborative work based on the votes. This process is repeated by the system until the collaborative work is complete.03-18-2010
20110153748REMOTE FORENSICS SYSTEM BASED ON NETWORK - A remote forensics system based on a network is provided to allow for accessing a forensics analysis center from a remote area to perform forensic analysis. The network-based remote forensic system includes: one or more remote terminals performing forensic analysis on an evidence device in a remote area, through a virtual forensic tool when the evidence device is connected thereto; and an investigation center system connected to the remote terminals via a wide area network to provide the virtual forensic tool, processing a requirement of the remote terminals, and providing requirement processing results to the remote terminals.06-23-2011
20110153746SYNCHRONIZING SHARED FILES DURING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for synchronizing copies of a shared file used by different communication session participants is presented. A shared file that is used by a first communication session participant and a second communication session participant is identified. The first and second communication participants each use a separate copy of the shared file. In response to detecting a communication session between the first and second communication session participants, the separate copies of the shared file are automatically synchronized.06-23-2011
20110153747RECURSIVE IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS FOR CASUAL COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCING - A method for real-time communication among two or more individuals separated in space. The method includes the steps of determining that a first individual is likely to be interested in communicating with a second individual via a first communications link; retrieving information via the first communications link about one or more additional individuals from electronic memory means associated with the second individual; and establishing communication with at least one of the additional individuals based on the retrieved information.06-23-2011
20120303717INCREASING KNOWLEDGE SHARING SUCCESS RATES USING REAL TIME MATCH MAKING - An embodiment provides for knowledge sharing using a computer system. An aspect of the invention includes receiving a question electronically submitted by a user. The question is forwarded and at least one response option to at least one expert using a first computer interface. The selected response options from the at least one expert are monitored. The selected response options are selectively presented to the user using a second computer interface.11-29-2012
20120303716Collaboration Software With Real-Time Synchronization - A collaboration program operates on a computer system for storing, sharing and synchronizing data between different users. Centrally stored content data items are organized by associations into one or more folders, with the folders arranged by associations in a multi-level hierarchical structure. Users have access to all folders and content data items falling within at least one top level folder or “file cabinet” viewable by that user. When a user makes a change/addition to the hierarchical structure, that change/addition is transmitted to a server, which makes the change/addition to the necessary associations and sends messages through a TCP/IP format advising other signed-on users of the change/addition. The computer system operating the collaboration program gives different users simultaneous, synchronized access to the folders and content data items in the hierarchical structure.11-29-2012
20120303715P2P FILE TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - An efficient, flexible P2P file transmission management technology for limiting and directing of P2P file transmission mainly by replacing an original tracker server with a setting controllable tracker server, and modifying node list based on predetermined rule in the controllable tracker server. With the present invention, a network operator can strengthen function of the controllable tracker server in P2P communication gradually by weakening function of the original tracker server in P2P communication gradually, and utilize various rules or policies established in advance to manage file transfer of P2P nodes.11-29-2012
20120203842SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING OPEN INNOVATION EVENTS - In various embodiments, an open innovation event is conducted with more than one (e.g., two, three, four, or more) rule regimes. During event registration, a rule choice module is used to facilitate selection by participants of a desired rule regime from a choice of possible rule regimes. An assignment module assigns participants to groups based at least in part on their rule regime selection. A problem distribution module electronically distributes to participants a problem to be solved during the open innovation event. An event operations module conducts the event with one rule regime applying to one group and a different rule regime applying to another group, so that each of two participant groups are subject to different rule regimes, with the different rule regimes selected from the choice of possible rule regimes. A solution submission module receives solutions from submitters.08-09-2012
20110252095Systems And Methods For Location Tracking In A Social Network - Systems and methods are provided for location tracking and filtering or hiding electronic communications. In one implementation, a method is provided for location tracking for electronic communications. The method includes receiving a location ID for a location from a user who desires to follow the location within a social networking environment, and associating the location ID with the user. The method also includes providing instructions to display a representation of the location in a list of the user's contacts.10-13-2011
20110252094COMMUNICATION CONSOLE WITH COMPONENT AGGREGATION - Systems methods and devices are provided for a presentation including a communications console with component aggregation. In one potential implementation, a computing device with an application framework receives a communication manager object via a network connectivity device and executes the communication manager object within the application framework. The computing device may then receive and execute communications components and a presentation components within the application framework using the communication manager object. The communication manager object may then manages interface and display of the presentation information via the application framework, as modified by communication components.10-13-2011
20110016180APPLICATION ACCELERATION AS A SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD - Disclosed are systems and methods to provide application acceleration as a service. In one embodiment, a system includes a head office to serve an enterprise application comprised of a collaborative document. The system also includes a branch office to request the collaborative document from the head office. The enterprise application may also include a computed document and/or a static document. In addition, the system also includes a set of Point of Presence (POP) locations between the head office and the branch office to communicate the collaborative document, the computed document and the static document on behalf of the head office from a closest POP location to the head office to a closest POP location to the branch office and then onward to the branch office.01-20-2011
20110016179Social Community Generated Answer System With Collaboration Constraints - A method for social network collaboration addresses the need for efficient and effective way of obtaining information. The method obtains aggregated information from members of a social network collaborating in response to a source collaboration message. The method provides for a demand-driven collaborated information production such that the information is significantly more relevant and accurate.01-20-2011
20100306317REAL-TIME DIRECTORY GROUPS - Groups within an organizational directory are set up as real-time groups enabling subscribers of those groups to receive incoming content via feeds or to interact with the group through real-time chat sessions. Subscribers are enabled to switch between interaction modes, employ different real-time communication modalities for chat sessions, and access stored records of incoming content, discussions, and similar data.12-02-2010
20110258259Dynamic Allocation of a Quota of Consumer Nodes Connecting to a Resource Node of a Peer-to-Peer Network - A method for dynamically allocating upload bandwidth to consumer nodes by a resource node that are communicatively connected by a channel-swarm in a peer-to-peer network. The method comprises periodically computing a dynamic quota value to determine a number of acceptable connections between the resource node and one or more of the consumer nodes connected by the channel-swarm; and allocating an available upload bandwidth to the one or more of the consumer nodes in the channel-swarm based on the computed dynamic quota value.10-20-2011
20110258257PROXIMITY AGGREGATED NETWORK TOPOLOGY ALGORITHM (PANTA) - In one embodiment, each proximity server of a proximity network computes a distance from each particular location-community for which the proximity server is responsible to each location-community within the proximity network, wherein each distance is from a root location-community to a leaf location-community. The proximity servers may then share each computed distance with the other proximity servers within the proximity network, such that each proximity server in the proximity network maintains a distance between each location-community in the proximity network. Accordingly, a proximity server may then service proximity requests for content through performance of a lookup operation into the shared computed distances based on a root location-community being a location-community of an originator of the content requested within the proximity request and a leaf location-community being a location-community of a receiver of the content requested within the proximity request.10-20-2011
20090240773Information processing apparatus, data sharing method, and data sharing program - Information processing apparatus that can improve the convenience of data sharing. A portable apparatus has a voice call function implemented by a voice call block and a data storage function implemented by a shared data storage block. A voice call destination information output block identifies the destination of a voice call, when the voice call block and the voice call function of the information processing apparatus start the voice call, and outputs voice call destination identification information identifying the voice call destination. Receiving the identification information output by the voice call destination information output block, an access control block judges whether the received identification information is included in access control information stored in an access control information storage block. If the voice call destination identification information is included in the access control information, the access control block permits the information processing apparatus to access the shared area through a network.09-24-2009
20080320083Methods and Apparatus for Push to Talk Type Service - A method and apparatus for processing a floor request in a push to talk type service in which a floor is required for a first terminal to distribute media to a second terminal. The first terminal sends a floor request message to a PoC Server. The message relates to at least two different types of media content and indicates how and to what extent the granting or denial of the different media types interrelate. The message may indicate, for example, that if a first media type is denied, the others should be denied; or that the granting or denial of the first media type should not affect the other media types. The message may also indicate other conditions and relationships. The PoC Server processes the request based on the indicated interrelationships and/or conditions, and grants or denies each media type.12-25-2008
20080228879CONSISTENT SNAPSHOTS OF DYNAMIC HETEROGENEOUSLY MANAGED DATA - A system and method for providing a consistent view of data stored therein, which can change dynamically in an uncoordinated way, includes a client program and a snapshot server program. The snapshot server program permits one or more client programs to request snapshots of data from the snapshot server program such that the data included in or referenced by a snapshot originates from one or more host server programs and the data is accessible to the snapshot server program, but is managed independently of the snapshot server program.09-18-2008
20080228878Signaling Support for Grouping Data and Voice Users to Share the Radio Resources in Wireless Systems - Sharing radio resources between multiple types of users is disclosed that form user groups including first type users and second type users. A plurality of resource blocks is assigned to the user group after which, a group setup message is transmitted to each user in the user group. This group setup message includes group parameters and identification of the resource blocks. A group grant message is also issued to each user in the user group, which provides group information allowing the resource blocks to be shared between the first and second user types.09-18-2008
20100281116DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH CONTROL - Data transfer over a computer network relating to a data object of a multiple user network application, from a network user who owns the data object to an updating user, is achieved by transfer of a subset of data fields that define the data object, such that the subset of data fields is specified by the updating user and is less than a full update transfer comprising updated values for all the data fields that define the data object. Each data object is defined by multiple data fields, such that the transfer of a subset of the data object data fields ensures that the network bandwidth utilized for data updates will be reduced from the situation in which all the defining data fields for an object being updated are transferred over the network.11-04-2010
20080222252Systems, Methods, and Products for Conducting Conferences - Methods, systems, and products are discussed for conducting a conference. The conference is established amongst a host communications device, an intermediate host communications device, and a participant communications device. A command is communicated from the host communications device to the intermediate host communications device that instructs the intermediate host communications device to retrieve an object from memory during the conference. The object is communicated from the intermediate host communications device to the participant communications device.09-11-2008
20080256185SCALABLE WEB HOSTING NETWORK AND METHODS FOR BUILDING AND OPERATING SAME - The present invention provides a network comprised of a storage and a plurality of servers. Each server is individually in communication with the storage, and each server individually is operating on a pre-selected operating system. There is a plurality of encoded programs provided, with each program individually performing a single pre-selected function, and each program individually being installed and operating on its own server to the exclusion of other single pre-selected function programs. In another preferred embodiment, the present invention provides for the building and maintaining of such a network by providing these elements, and further providing and removing on an ongoing basis additional single pre-selected function programs based on demand, the additional programs being installed and operating on their own server to the exclusion of other single pre-selected function programs. In yet another preferred embodiment, the present invention provides for the operation of such a network.10-16-2008
20110055329DYNAMIC DATA SHARING IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT - Users sharing web pages and editing shared content are forced to manually refresh their web browsers to view a latest version of the content. This can be cumbersome and may not give users a true interactive content sharing experience. Functionality for dynamic sharing of content modifications and for automatic presentation of the latest version of the content can be implemented on the web browser to ensure that the latest version of the content is always presented to the user. By automatically retrieving content modifications made by one user and transmitting the content modifications to other users viewing and editing the shared content, users can be preempted from having to manually refresh the content presented on the web browser. This can result in a more interactive content sharing experience with little or no manual intervention.03-03-2011
20120278395Dynamic Tagging Recommendation - In one embodiment, a geo-social networking system automatically tags one or more social contacts of a first user to a photo of the first user by ranking the social contacts based on spatial and temporal proximity to the first user, and in response to the first user's selection of one or more top ranked social contacts, associating the selected social contacts to the photo.11-01-2012
20110264745Electronic Document Provision to an Online Meeting - A system and method are presented for providing electronic documents to online meeting participants. The method schedules a first online meeting between network-connected computer devices. A meeting server establishes a repository for the first online meeting. The meeting server receives an electronically formatted document sent to a first communication address assigned to the first online meeting repository, and stores the document in the first online meeting repository. A first computer device is able to log into the meeting server and access the document from the first online meeting repository at a time prior to, during, or after the first online meeting. Likewise, the meeting server is able to store a document received prior to, during, or after the meeting.10-27-2011
20100293229Highly scalable, fault tolerant file transport using vector exchange - A file transport mechanism according to the invention is responsible for accepting, storing and distributing files, such as configuration or control files, to a large number of field machines. The mechanism is comprised of a set of servers that accept, store and maintain submitted files. The file transport mechanism implements a distributed agreement protocol based on “vector exchange.” A vector exchange is a knowledge-based algorithm that works by passing around to potential participants a commitment bit vector. A participant that observes a quorum of commit bits in a vector assumes agreement. Servers use vector exchange to achieve consensus on file submissions. Once a server learns of an agreement, it persistently marks (in a local data store) the request as “agreed.” Once the submission is agreed, the server can stage the new file for download.11-18-2010
20110125850METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING - A method, apparatus and system for social networking is provided. In an embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of mobile devices that can directly connect to each other via a peer-to-peer connection. The devices can additionally connect a server. The server maintains a profile schema which can be used to generate profiles for users for each of the mobile devices.05-26-2011
20110137995Selectively Providing Locations of Users Based on Notification Rules in a Social Network - Systems, methods, apparatus and software have been discovered for use by individual users to monitor the geographic location of other people or assets with some relationship to the user. Once some manner of location information is determined, users have the ability to describe that location in various ways and control how that information is shared with other users.06-09-2011
20110137996Managing Location Labels in a Social Network - Systems, methods, apparatus and software have been discovered for use by individual users to monitor the geographic location of other people or assets with some relationship to the user. Once some manner of location information is determined, users have the ability to describe that location in various ways and control how that information is shared with other users.06-09-2011
20100121921PROXIMITY BASED USER INTERFACE COLLABORATION BETWEEN DEVICES - Techniques for proximity based user interface collaboration between devices. In an embodiment, a connected media center device or appliance (“MCA”) is adapted to receive multiple inputs supporting different sources of media or content. The MCA is further adapted to interact with a mobile device in such a way that when the two are within certain proximity of each other, the mobile device is able to act as a remote control for the MCA. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.05-13-2010
20110099229Method for Collaborative Processes Executed among Communities - A method is presented to enable process oriented transactions to take place between community partners across multiple communities, where closed related objects form communities and communities are linked to conduct collaborative work. Transactions are arranged in logical sequences and represented in cross-community URL calling strings which are executed collaboratively among the involving community members. The method includes requesting community members in charge of constructing function trees constituting business processes using logical operators and operational directives, common global process identification, and the receiving addressable objects. Function trees are formed to carry out certain community activities and functions are distributed to the corresponding members from roots to leaves and executed from leaves to root. The common global process identification provides a linkage for the transactions executed in the context of function trees as a systematic unit of work among community partners.04-28-2011
20110099228METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR A PEER-TO-PEER CACHE CONTENT REPLACER - The METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR A PEER-TO-PEER CACHE CONTENT REPLACER (“P2PCCR”) rates the value of storing specified existing content and replaces the lowest rated existing content with the requested new content. In one embodiment, a method for content replacement that may be used in a peer to peer video on demand system is described. The method includes receiving a request for new content, obtaining usage and availability data, determining a value rating based on the usage and availability data, and replacing lowest value rated content with said new content.04-28-2011
20110072088INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROGRAM STORED THEREON - An information communication system for exchanging a plurality of contents between a plurality of node devices, includes a plurality of internal networks connected to an external network. The internal networks include: node devices that connects the same internal network; and a support device, which connects the internal network, and which supports acquisition of contents by the node devices. An internal overlay network is constructed for each of the internal networks. An external overlay network is constructed on the external network. Each of the node devices includes a first acquisition unit that acquires contents from a first internal overlay network, which is an access destination of the first acquisition unit. If it is unable to acquire the contents from the first internal overlay network, the first acquisition unit acquires contents from one of the support devices through a first support device, which is a support device connecting the first internal network.03-24-2011
20090089373SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SPAM HOSTS USING STACKED GRAPHICAL LEARNING - Systems and methods for identifying spam hosts are disclosed in which hosts known to the system and initially classified as spam or non-spam by a baseline classifier. Then for each node u in the host graph a new feature is computed. This feature is an aggregate function of the initial classifications produced by the baseline classifier for the neighbors of the node u. The set of neighbors can be defined in many different ways: in-link neighbors, out-link neighbors, bi-directional neighbors, k-hops neighbors, etc. The new feature computed above then is added to the existing set of features, and the baseline classifier is trained again, producing new predictions for each node. The results may then be used in many different ways including to filter search results based on host classifications so that spam hosts are not displayed or displayed last in a results set.04-02-2009
20110179120SELECTIVE DATA FORWARDING STORAGE - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for selective data forwarding storage. A method includes, in a network of interconnected computer system nodes, receiving a request from a source system to store data, the request comprising an ownership and a data type, if the ownership and the data type match a corresponding entry in a store, directing the data to a computer memory, and continuously forwarding the data from one computer memory to another computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes without storing on any physical storage device in the network.07-21-2011
20120150963Method and Apparatus for Sharing Concurrent Ad Hoc Web Content Between Users Visiting the Same Web Pages - A method and apparatus are provided for sharing concurrent ad hoc Web content between users visiting the same Web domain, sub-domain, section or page. In one example, the method includes associating a user with a current uniform resource locator and Web domain, sub-domain, section or page being browsed by parsing the current uniform resource locator of the current Web page, creating a Web content sharing group by identifying one or more other users with whom the user would like to share, saving current uniform resource locators of pages being browsed calculating a status of the Web content sharing group by determining if any users in the Web content sharing group are currently browsing on a same Web domain, sub-domain, section or page as the user, and communicating the status of the Web content sharing group with a front-end device.06-14-2012
20090300115METHOD, NODE AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTING A SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) MESSAGE FOR AN IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) - The invention relates to a method and a node at an entry point of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for adapting a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message. The invention also relates to an IMS comprising the node and executing the method. The node comprises a port for receiving the SIP message from a client and a processor for executing a first function for detecting a client type, using information from the SIP message and for executing a second function for adapting the SIP message for the IMS, by adding an end point capability, such as feature tags and option tags, to the SIP message according to rules relative to the client type.12-03-2009
20090292773SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATIVE MESSAGING AND DATA DISTRIBUTION - A collaborative messaging and data distribution system includes a text-messaging engine executing on a processor for sending and receiving messages among a plurality of users. The text-messaging engine includes an information proxy for distributing information among at least one information source and the plurality of users. The information proxy appears as one of the plurality of users.11-26-2009
20110191422MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FOR MULTIPLE COMPUTERS - In one or more embodiments, a system and method interconnects multiple computers (M08-04-2011
20110137997Social Networking System which Provides Location Information of Related Users - Systems, methods, apparatus and software have been discovered for use by individual users to monitor the geographic location of other people or assets with some relationship to the user. Once some manner of location information is determined, users have the ability to describe that location in various ways and control how that information is shared with other users.06-09-2011
20100036914Method and Apparatus for Accessing Context Information02-11-2010
20100017474SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYBACK POSITIONING OF DISTRIBUTED MEDIA CO-VIEWERS - Systems and methods are disclosed for obtaining and presenting information to a user playing a media item identifying playback positions of a number of other users also playing the media item. In one embodiment, a first user begins playback of a media item. Information identifying playback positions of a number of second users also playing the media item is obtained from a playback information broker and presented to the first user. The first user may then provide user input identifying a desired action to take with respect to one or more of the second users. In response, the desired action is effected.01-21-2010
20080215683Rapid knowledge transfer among workers - A knowledge transfer system is described for transferring knowledge from expert workers at a client location to apprentice workers at an outsourcing location. The knowledge transfer system includes a memory system configured to store a Knowledge Transfer Plan that defines knowledge and tasks that need to be transferred from the expert workers to the apprentice workers and program code and associated data defining role-specific portals for individual expert workers and apprentice workers. The program code is configured to access the memory system for storage and retrieval of data associated with the role-specific portals. The knowledge transfer system further includes program code which defines one or more collaboration systems for two-way communication between individual expert workers and individual apprentice workers and a multi-media knowledge repository which is configured to store work objects created by the expert workers and the apprentice workers during the knowledge transfer process. The knowledge transfer system further includes portal page creation code which is responsive to predetermined Knowledge Transfer Plan data for configuring the program code and the associated data defining role-specific portals and monitoring and tracking code which monitors progress of individual apprentice workers in fulfilling assigned tasks.09-04-2008
20110307558SHARED SOCIAL PROGRAM GUIDE - Disclosed is a method whereby content-consumption information is gathered from members of a group. Based on the gathered information, a shared social program guide is created and presented to the member of the group. Group members interact with the shared social program guide to recommend and eventually to select content to consume. The selected content is then rendered to the content-consumption devices of the group members. The rendering is done in a coordinated fashion. To enhance social interaction, the shared social program guide can tell a viewer which other group members are currently available for consuming content. A communication channel can be set up among the group members to coordinate their choices or to allow them to discuss the content being viewed. In some embodiments, the shared social program guide accepts commands that alter the rendering of the chosen content. The altered rendering is coordinated among the viewers.12-15-2011
20110307557SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING INFORMATION FLOW IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT - Selectively controlling information flow in a collaborative environment implemented by at least one server device includes: receiving in the at least one server device, from a first user of the collaborative environment, a pipeline condition corresponding to a target recipient and a release condition corresponding to the target recipient; and preventing the target recipient, with the at least one server device, from accessing information satisfying the pipeline condition posted by the first user to the collaborative environment until the release condition has been satisfied.12-15-2011
20090172101GESTURE-BASED COLLABORATION - Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to interpret or translate the application code written in an XML programming language into code that is suitable for execution across computer platforms. Moreover, the XML virtual machine supports the Model View Controller (MVC) design paradigm that facilitates true data abstraction from applications to a common data model. Multi-instance applications, with each instance potentially supporting multiple views, may be created and executed.07-02-2009
20090172100DERIVING AND COMMUNICATING ATTENTION SPANS IN COLLABORATIVE APPLICATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to collaborative computing and provide a method, system and computer program product for deriving and communicating attention spans in a collaborative computing environment. In an embodiment of the invention, an attention span management method can be provided for a collaborative computing environment. The method can include monitoring computer activity for a collaborator to a collaboration, computing an attention span based upon the monitored computing activity, and generating an alert in the collaboration if the attention span crosses a threshold boundary indicating an unacceptable level of distraction for the collaboration.07-02-2009
20120059882PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE BROKER MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A publish/subscribe broker messaging system and method for processing a data message based on a message broker scheduling algorithm. The scheduling algorithm can be configured in association with a message broker to receive and transmit the data message associated with one or more publishers to a subscriber. The subscriber can register a subscription with respect to the message broker to receive the data message based on a selected topic. An attribute can be added to the selected topic description based on the scheduling algorithm in order to schedule the data message from the publisher with respect to the selected topic via the message broker. The data message with respect to the selected topic from the publisher can be processed sequentially and the scheduling algorithm can process other topics simultaneously. The data messages from other publishers with similar topic can also be processed simultaneously in order to transmit a high volume of message while ensuring high levels of service.03-08-2012
20110093540Method and system for communications using cooperative helper nodes - A method and system for communicating a message are disclosed. An exemplary system includes plural nodes and an exemplary information transmitter that includes a processor. The processor can detect a number of the nodes within communication range of the information transmitter as helper nodes. The processor can process a message into a number of portions as a function of the number of helper nodes detected. The processor can transmit at least one of the portions of the message to at least one of the helper nodes for wireless communication of at least one portion by the at least one helper node.04-21-2011
20110093539System And Method For Innovation And Idea Management - A computer-base system provides a structural environment for innovation and idea management within an organization. Communities of users within the organization and/or other communities of external users may interact with the system via browser-based user interfaces. Each submitted idea or request for ideas is assigned a facilitator who is responsible for performing tasks designed to advance the idea within the organization. The system tracks performance of these tasks and provides information, such as a list of experts available to consult in relation to an idea or task.04-21-2011
20110093538COLLABORATIVE CALENDAR AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT - Collaborative calendar and workflow management that includes receiving, by a processing device, a workflow of a user comprising workflow tasks, accessing a calendar of the user by the processing device, and inserting, by the processing device, calendar entries of the user and the workflow tasks together in the calendar of the user.04-21-2011
20120005274SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OFFERING CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE - Provided is a cloud computing service providing system that may generate a list by classifying at least one information providing terminal based on platform information and content information received from the at least one information providing terminal, may provide the generated list to at least one user terminal, and, when a selection signal indicating that one of the at least one information providing terminal is selected by a user terminal, may connect the user terminal with the selected information providing terminal based on a peer-to-peer (P2P) scheme.01-05-2012
20120131106SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL ON A NETWORK COMMUNITY PLATFORM - A network platform for supporting a network-enabled application, comprising a plurality of communication channels to respective plurality of wireless network carries, each of the wireless network carriers having a plurality of users, the network platform comprises at least one processor, at least one interface having access to the internet, a mobile desktop applications, at least one email application, an address book widget, a private view widget, a fake public view profile, and a real public profile.05-24-2012
20120011204AUTOMATED AGING OF CONTACTS AND CLASSIFYING RELATIONSHIPS - One or more interactions between a first user and a second user of a social networking system are identified. Each respective interaction of the one or more interactions is scored based on a group score and a time penalty. The group score is based on the number of users in the respective interaction and the time penalty is based on a time between a current time and a time of a last interaction between the first user and the second user. A relationship ranking that measures the first user's affinity towards the second user is determined, where the relationship ranking comprises one or more interaction scores. An indicator representing the relationship ranking is sent to a client for display.01-12-2012
20120011203SERVER, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING FINANCIAL INFORMATION - A financial information providing system 01-12-2012
20120016939METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION OVER A NETWORK - An information management and distribution system is disclosed. The information management and distribution system includes a client-side application and a server application that interact to facilitate the controlled exchange of contact information over a network. The client-side application can provide creation and design, rolodex, exchange, and update features. The information management and distribution system can also include a corporate administrator application. Still another aspect of the invention is that contact information can be distributed to registered users in a common format.01-19-2012
20120023170Decision Bubbles - The present invention is a method for business users to collaborate on a decision within a decision bubble. A decision bubble is a specifically created environment in which a group of collaborators can interact with the purpose of creating and modifying decisions or business rules, and through which the system captures interactions between collaborators and enables traceability with respect to the resulting decisions. Using a lightweight business process, a decision bubble is initiated by a business user, the bubble owner, and can have in its scope any section of the decisions being managed. The bubble owner may issue invitations to the bubble to collaborators, some of which may be suggested by the system using a reputation system that scores users with respect to types of tasks and entities. The decision bubble contains all the contextual information required for the bubble collaborators to collaborate on the implementation or modifications of the decisions or rules. In one embodiment, only the users within the bubble can see and manage the newly created or modified decisions or rules. When the changes are deemed final by the bubble collaborators, the bubble may be merged back to the current state of the decisions, and the system keeps track of all interactions that led to the changed decisions, as well as all participants to it.01-26-2012
20120023171MOBILE MULTI-NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method of operating a Smartphone or other mobile handheld wireless computerized communications device outside of a normal cellular network. The method can be useful for either reducing cellular phone costs, or alternatively when the cellular phone infrastructure is degraded or absent. In such situations, the Smartphone operates in an alternative peer-to-peer wireless network mode, supplemented by optical network links as needed. The method can utilize standard Smartphone functionality such as Bluetooth or WiFi transceivers, light sources, and video cameras, and may be implemented in the form of a standard Smartphone App. The invention may establish a Gnutella-like peer-to-peer networking protocol between nearby Smartphones, and can extend the length of the peer-to-peer network connections by way of longer distance optical links. In alternative embodiments, various Smartphone peripherals can be added to extend the functionality of the peer-to-peer network still further.01-26-2012
20120023169PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE USING HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION - A portable terminal to provide social network service using human body communication includes a human body communication unit to transmit or receive data through a human body, a memory unit to store at least one of social data, user data, reference data, and any additional data collected, a contact object identifying unit to identify a contact object by using the data received by the human body communication unit, and a pattern analyzing unit to analyze a pattern of contact with the contact object using the data stored in the memory unit. A method for providing social network service using human body communication includes sensing a human body contact, identifying a contact object, and analyzing a pattern of contact with the contact object using at least one of social data, user data, reference data and any additional data collected.01-26-2012
20120158849METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A COLLABORATION TIMELINE ILLUSTRATING APPLICATION ARTIFACTS IN CONTEXT - A method and apparatus for generating a collaboration timeline which illustrates application artifacts in context. A collaboration session includes a plurality of participants. Each participant collaborates via a corresponding processing device. Media streams associated with the plurality of participants are received during the collaboration session and a collaboration media stream based on the media streams is generated. A collaboration application generates an artifact during the collaboration session. A timeline entry is generated in a collaboration timeline, the timeline entry including time information identifying a time associated with the artifact, and a reference to the artifact.06-21-2012
20120158851Categorizing Social Network Objects Based on User Affiliations - Groups of users of a social networking system are categorized based on their association with a type of malicious activity. A set of predetermined malicious groups is identified. Users associated with the malicious groups are selected based on their level of interactions with the malicious groups. Other groups associated with the selected users are identified as being potentially malicious groups. The potentially malicious groups are further analyzed based on occurrences of keywords associated with the type of malicious activity and manual verification by experts. The potentially malicious groups are either classified as being malicious or non-malicious or assigned a score based on their likelihood of being associated with the type of malicious activity. The methods and system disclosed can be used for categorizing other types of social network objects based on their association with a type of malicious activity, for example, users, events, and content.06-21-2012
20120209920SOCIAL INFLUENCERS DISCOVERY - Social influencers may be identified for specific usage contexts and for influencer type. Influencers may be categorized by mavens, connectors, salesmen, or other categories. Within each usage context, a unified data model may be used to collect data from multiple sources, including multiple social networks, as well as to collect data from different levels of influencers in each usage context. The relevance of various communication media as well as the frequency and quality of use of the media may be factors used to determine a person's effectiveness as a specific type of influencer within a usage context.08-16-2012
20120209918Social Net Advocacy Measure - A method and system are disclosed for monitoring user interactions and generating proactive responses thereto within a social media environment. Social media interactions are monitored, collected, and processed to generate a social network advocacy metric. The resulting metric is used as an indicator of the affect of the user interactions within a target social media environment and the effectiveness of corresponding proactive responses.08-16-2012
20120158852METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POLICING EVENTS WITHIN AN ONLINE COMMUNITY - A method and system for policing events within an online community comprising a plurality of users having corresponding user information stored in a user database. The method comprises: receiving data indicative of an event from a user of the plurality of users of the online community; selecting a plurality of eligible users (such as from the plurality of users, for example based on the stored user information) to form a jury to evaluate the data indicative of the event with respect to rules for the online community stored in a rules database; and electronically taking an action in respect of corresponding stored user information of a user who performed the event based on the jury evaluation of the data with respect to the rules for the online community.06-21-2012
20120158850METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AN EXPERIENTIAL NARRATIVE - Embodiments of a method and apparatus for automatically generating an experiential narrative are described. A method may comprise, for example, receiving media information, receiving context information based on one or more identifiers associated with the media information, correlating the media information and the context information, and automatically generating a narrative summary using the correlated media information and context information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-21-2012
20110082905WLAN PEER-TO-PEER GROUP OWNER NEGOTIATION - A method of operating a first wireless device includes sending a first message including a first intent to be a group owner and a value to a second wireless device. In addition, the method includes receiving a second message including a second intent to be the group owner from the second wireless device. Furthermore, the method includes determining which of the first wireless device or the second wireless device should be the group owner based on the first intent, the second intent, and the value.04-07-2011
20110082904METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING DATA COHERENCE IN NETWORKS - A method of and a program for providing coherence between instances of data objects residing on distributed nodes of a non-memory-coupled network. To provide a method of and a program for providing coherence in accordance with the features set forth in the opening part of this specification, which allows coherence between, in principle, any data objects or instances of data objects, in that respect is substantially freely scalable and also does not require a central memory or server for the data objects. In accordance with embodiments of the invention, for each instance of a data object that is processed by a node, platform-independent unique metadata are generated and by means of the metadata and a coherence protocol which operates on that metadata, the metadata and thus the data objects are kept coherent.04-07-2011
20110106888SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ASSET SHARING AMONG HIERARCHICALLY INTERCONNECTED OBJECTS - In some embodiments, a parent object may share its assets with its descendent(s) in a hierarchical asset sharing model. The hierarchical asset sharing model may specify a plurality of asset sharing modes. In a first mode, an asset of the parent is imposed on a child. The child is able to utilize the asset, but unable to modify or delete the asset. In a second mode, the child is able to utilize the asset and a copy of the asset is generated when the child attempts to modify the asset. The child can modify the copy of the asset, which is stored as an asset only of the child. The original asset is no longer shared becomes an asset only of the parent. In a third mode, both the parent and the child can utilize and modify the asset.05-05-2011
20110106887SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE DISCOVERY - In distributed networks of cooperating nodes, it is useful to perform resource discovery in a manner that is efficient but that also minimizes communication complexity. A system and method in which nodes in a network efficiently are provided with information about the presence of, and other information about, other nodes in the network provides tangible benefits. In general, in one aspect, a system and method according to the invention features a distributed method for communicating information among a plurality of nodes. The method includes choosing, by a first node, one second node from information about nodes that the first node is aware of. The method further includes communicating from the first node to the second node information about the first node and nodes that the first node is aware of. The method further includes adding or merging, by the second node, the information about the first node and nodes that the first node is aware of with information about nodes that the second node is aware of. The method further includes each of the plurality of cooperating nodes repeating these steps.05-05-2011
20090132657Dynamic data partitioning of data across a cluster in a distributed-tree structure - A method and apparatus for dynamically partitioning data across a cluster in a tree-based structure is disclosed. In one embodiment, cache nodes in the cluster are detected. A partition group is formed with members including one or more cache nodes of the cluster. An instance of a cache node in the partition group is copied to each cache node in the partition group. The membership of the partition group is adjusted based on a participation of data in the partition group.05-21-2009
20090132656TRANSFER OF ITEMS BETWEEN SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES - A first website earns rewards, e.g. points and items, for carrying out activities. Those rewards can be transferred to a second website. For example, a parent's website allows the parent to carry more adult tasks and also earn points. The points can be transferred to the child's website. A center of the universe website allows obtaining rewards for any of these websites. A social networking component operates across multiple websites.05-21-2009
20120124139ENGAGING WITH A TARGET AUDIENCE OVER AN ELECTRONICALLY MEDIATED FORUM - A method and apparatuses are provided for engaging with a target audience over an electronically mediated forum. A seed message may be posted on an electronically mediated forum by an engagement tool. The electronically mediated forum may be monitored by the engagement tool to detect at least one instance of engagement with the seed message. The engagement tool may extract engagement data including data characterizing the at least one engagement with the seed message. The engagement data may be analyzed by the engagement tool to provide feedback data. A targeted message may be generated by the engagement tool based on the feedback data. The targeted message may be configured for posting on the electronically mediated forum.05-17-2012
20120131105Method of obtaining and analyzing real-time opinions and analytical evaluations of distinct moments experienced by users of a social network - The present invention relates to methods and systems for requesting, analyzing, and displaying both numerical evaluations and text based evaluations of distinct moments within an experience shared by users of a social network. The social network users log-in to a particular event and the social network provides updates consisting of real-time descriptions of distinct moments within the event. The users rate and comment on the moment, and then receive data on the group perception and top comment for that moment, in real time.05-24-2012
20120317204System and Method for Conducting Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Communications - A method and system are provided which enable an alternative identifier to be used instead of a normally used identifier such as a personal identification number (PIN) in a peer-to-peer (P2P)-based system. The alternative identifier can be used to avoid divulging the normally used identifier and can be cancelled or de-activated at a later time or can be converted to the normally used identifier at a later point.12-13-2012
20120166548AUTO UPDATE UTILITY FOR DIGITAL ADDRESS BOOKS - An Internet-based system capable of automatically maintaining contact-related information in any computer software application or digital device which stores or manages contact-related information. More particularly, the system allows users to automatically enter and maintain contact-related information in a digital address book or similar application or device (such as a wireless phone or PDA) with minimal or no manual entry of the contact-related information by the user. The system also allows contacts of the user (i.e. people who's contact information or partial contact information is present in the user's address book application) to make corrections to their contact-related information contained in the user's address book, request reciprocal contact information from the user, deny the user access to additional or corrected contact-related information and take other actions relative to managing the contact-related information which others (users) have about them.06-28-2012
20120215851On The Managed Peer-To-Peer Sharing In Cellular Networks - A method, system and apparatus are provided for performing peer-to-peer (P2P) data sharing operations between user equipment (UE) devices in a wireless-enabled communications environment. A first client node comprises content data and operates in a server peer mode to provide content data. A second client node submits a request to a P2P application server (P2P AS) for the content data. In response, the P2P AS provides the address of the first client node to the second client node. The second client node then uses the provided address to submit a request to the first client node to provide the content data. The first client node accepts the request and then provides the content data to the second client node.08-23-2012
20100205252Optimizing Migration Policy During Live Virtual Memory Migration - A mechanism for controlling live migration of a running application between a source machine and a target machine. At least one application characteristic and at least one network characteristic are obtained. An objective function that defines a cost to migrate from the source machine to the target machine as a function such as a weighted combination of at least one cost property is obtained. The objective function is optimized using the at least one application characteristic and the at least one network characteristic to determine a policy specifying when to switch execution of the running application from the source machine to the target machine. Live migration of the application from the source machine is controlled to send pages from the source machine to the target machine in accordance with the policy, and to switch the execution of the application from the source machine to the target machine at a state specified by the policy.08-12-2010
20100174783SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATING SIMULTANEOUS EDITS OF SHARED DIGITAL DATA - A system and method for coordinating multiple-user edits of shared digital data. A coordinating device may receive commands to edit shared digital data from multiple independently operated user computers. The coordinating device may determine that two or more of the commands from respective user computers are mutually exclusive, redundant or otherwise conflict. The coordinating device may incorporate one of the multiple commands into a global command queue and may annul the other(s). The coordinating device may transmit the global commands to all user computers to be executed locally for implemented the same shared digital data thereon.07-08-2010
20120179759METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR FORWARDING DOCUMENT CONTENT IN EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT - In the field of mobile communications, embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a device and a system for forwarding document content in Extensible Markup Language Document Management (XDM). The method includes: receiving a forwarding request sent by a forwarding sender, where the forwarding request is used to forward the document content to a forwarding receiver; judging, according to a rights document, whether the forwarding sender has a forwarding right to the document content and whether the forwarding receiver has an access right to the document content; and when the forwarding sender has the forwarding right and the forwarding receiver has the access right, forwarding the document content to the forwarding receiver. Through the solutions in the embodiments of the present invention, the forwarding sender selectively forwards the document content to the forwarding receiver according to the rights document stored in an XDM Server (XDMS).07-12-2012
20100011062AUTOMATED BIOREMEDIATION SYSTEM - Embodiments of a bioremediation system and bioremediation methods provide for automatically measuring the progress of a bioremediation effort and automatically adjusting the bioremediation. In embodiments, one or more bioremediation stations are deployed in the geographic area associated with the bioremediation. The bioremediation stations provide measurement of important environment characteristics that help determine the progress of the bioremediation. Each set of data from each bioremediation station can be integrated into a single comprehensive assessment of the bioremediation across a portion or all of the geographical area. If an adjustment needs to be made to the bioremediation, a control message can be sent to the bioremediation station that can then automatically make the adjustment.01-14-2010
20120254315CACHING INFRASTRUCTURE - Example systems and methods are directed at maintaining and retrieving presence metadata. One example method includes receiving a request from a first client to edit a document file, and sending short-term check out metadata to the first client to begin an editing session. The method also includes writing the transition ID to a transition table stored in a cache, wherein the presence of another transition ID in the cache indicates that a document has switched from a single-client mode to a multi-client mode. An example system includes a processing unit operative to receive a document, the document including short-term check out metadata indicating an editing session has begun, ping a cache to determine if another transition ID is stored in the cache, and send a transition ID to a transition table stored in a cache to switch from a single-client mode to a multi-client mode.10-04-2012
20120084364Scalable Secure Wireless Interaction enabling Methods, System and Framework - The present invention proposes methodologies, a system and a secure spontaneous collaboration framework along with a suitable application and services suite for enabling new paradigm of social networking among users of handheld devices by bridging gab between infra-structure-based networks and mobile ad hoc networks. While supporting three different operating modes for the spontaneous collaboration that suits the user preference and network conditions, the proposed solutions hide the complexity of finding the right peer/device for spontaneous collaboration, self-organising the network to be formed on-demand, mitigating the security threat, being aware of user mobility for service continuity across wide variety of networks. Binding a given user to user's handheld device and specifying the number of applications/services enabling spontaneous collaborations that a given user is interested in are possible through user-profile creations. By taking a holistic view, the proposed solutions enable very practical, scalable, secure and economical spontaneous collaborations.04-05-2012
20080301232Enhanced Online Collaboration System for Viewers of Video Presentations - An enhanced collaboration system makes it possible for viewers of post-original video presentations to collaborate online with others who are viewing the same video presentation at the same time. A collaborate room controller establishes and maintains sets of online collaboration sessions for the post-original video presentation with each collaboration session being associated with a particular time slot in the presentation. Typically, a viewer is assigned to a collaboration session that is associated with the user's current view point; i.e., the presentation time slot the user is currently viewing. A graphical user interface conveys information about existing collaboration sessions to the user to assist the user in selecting an appropriate collaboration session.12-04-2008
20080301233P2P FILE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present disclosure is related to a P2P file transmission system and method, the system according to the present disclosure may include a P2P node managing system managing users connected to the system, and managing P2P file transmissions between the users; and a relay server relaying the file transmitted to the file receiver from the file sender when the P2P file transmission by the direct connection between the file sender and the file receiver fails. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the present disclosure provides more stable file transmissions under an unstable environment for the P2P file transmission such as NAT and the P2P file transmission system may be applied to various network places.12-04-2008
20110004660SOCIAL NETWORK SYSTEM - Social networking systems use mobile communication devices or personal computers to manage business and social transactions from a single point of reference site. The social networking systems eliminate the need to access and log into multiple sites to carry out these tasks.01-06-2011
20120239753SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLABORATION SHARED STATE MANAGEMENT - A system and method comprising, sharing information between a plurality of participants in a collaboration; and exposing a set of functions that enable a participant in the plurality of participants to share the information, the set of functions comprising: first functions to facilitate establishing a context in which to interact with the plurality of participants; and second functions to facilitate storing and retrieving values from a shared state, wherein the shared state is accessible within the context.09-20-2012
20110047218NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM - First and second stations have first and second memory elements (02-24-2011
20110047217Real Time Collaborative Three Dimensional Asset Management System - In some embodiments, real time collaborative asset management may be provided for computer graphics. This may be implemented using a server proxy between an asset server and client applications. The server proxy enables real time collaborative asset management. The server may include a compare function which identifies the differences between an asset as originally positioned and as modified. As a result, the server may only communicate the modifications to reduce bandwidth in some embodiments. In addition, by enabling requests to be converted into a common language format, disparate clients may be able to communicate with each through the server.02-24-2011
20120324017PROCEDURES FOR ACHIEVING ADVANCED DYNAMIC FUNCTIONALITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AND RELATIVE NETWORK DEVICES WHICH ALLOW THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF - A Social Network with different user types is based on: i—a plurality of terminals, each possessed by a single user, capable of opening a session with a dedicated central server (each user is associated with at least one Individual Avatar with a series of characterizing attributes and data relative to an event in the course of adhesion), ii—a first database of static type resident on the central server for registering the user in the Social Network, iii—a second dynamic database with data structuring mechanism, operative in real time, in relation to the sequence of proposed events in order to provide a Join Avatar functionality for the attainment of virtual meetings in relation to contingent events; iv—a third database resident on the central server associated with a predictive maintenance Avatar, as an engine with commercial character, including statistical processing and forecast functions.12-20-2012
20110276635METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ADJUSTING BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION DURING A COLLABORATION SESSION - In one embodiment, a participant device joins a collaboration session among a plurality of participant devices. The content shared within the collaboration session includes lower-priority data and higher-priority data. An initial available bandwidth for use with the collaboration session is determined. Based on the initial available bandwidth and an expected second bandwidth for higher-priority data shared within the collaboration session, a first bandwidth is allocated for lower-priority data shared within the collaboration session. During the collaboration session, an actual second bandwidth for the higher-priority data shared within the collaboration session is monitored. The expected second bandwidth is compared to the monitored actual second bandwidth, and a bandwidth variant is determined. Based on the determined bandwidth variant, the first bandwidth allocated for the lower-priority data shared within the collaboration session is adjusted to increase the bandwidth allocated for the lower-priority data.11-10-2011
20110276633METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA MANAGEMENT IN PEER-TO- PEER NETWORK - A method for managing storage of data objects in a peer-to-peer system including a plurality of peer entities is provided. For each data object to be stored into the peer-to-peer system, the method including establishing a group of peer entities so that the group meets a stability requirement according to predetermined stability rules, storing the data object into each peer entity of the group, and each peer entity of the group generating and maintaining a group list associated with the data object, which includes the peer entities of the group.11-10-2011
20110276631SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING INFORMATION FROM MULTIPLE NETWORKS, SOCIAL GRAPHS, AND CONTENT SITES - Methods and systems for providing access to information and connections associated with or derived from social graphs, including social networks, professional networks, and content sharing and publishing sights are described herein. Embodiments provide for registering members in a system network, obtaining social graph information from the members, aggregating the member social graphs into a social graph network, obtaining and analyzing profile information from the social graphs within the social graph network, providing access to the social graph network.11-10-2011
20120096091SERVER,CONFERENCE ROOM MANAGEMENT METHOD OF SERVER, AND NETWORK CONFERENCE SYSTEM - A server connected to a client terminal via a network, includes a conference room management unit that manages a conference room for holding a conference, and a medical image holding unit that holds the predetermined number of medical image data including medical image data linked to the conference, wherein the conference room management unit manages one state which is a conference live state and other states which are different from the one state as a conference room state.04-19-2012
20120331061Collaborative Development of a Model on a Network - An application programming interface (API) is provided for use with a modeling software. The API allows users at several devices operating on a network to collaboratively develop a model of an object or a group of objects. The API receives an indication that a selected component has been modified by the modeling software in accordance user commands, generates component data indicative of the modifications of the selected component, and causes an update indication to be transmitted to a collaboration server via a communication network to synchronize the selected component between the first computing device and a second computing device. The update indication may include a component identifier, such that the component identifier uniquely identifies the selected component in the model.12-27-2012
20110295954Method and apparatus for requesting media replication in a collaborative communication session, and method and apparatus for assigning a communication medium for a collaborative communication session - In a method for requesting media replication in a collaborative communication session, a message is sent which specifies that a communication medium for a collaborative communication session, which is currently being transmitted to at least one terminal, should additionally be transmitted to at least one other terminal, with the at least one other terminal being indicated in the message as the recipient of the communication medium. In a method for assigning a communication medium for a collaborative communication session, a corresponding message is received, and the communication medium is assigned to the at least one other terminal as the recipient of the communication medium. The methods are carried out by appropriately designed apparatuses.12-01-2011
20110320536ACCELERATION OF SOCIAL INTERACTIONS - A system and method for facilitating social interactions between different individuals. Information available about each of the individuals engaged in a social interaction is used to provide a “social accelerator” for an interaction between the individuals. Social interactions are improved or accelerated by aggregating available information about individuals participating in an information system. When an interaction event trigger is received, the context of context for possible social interaction between the users around the trigger event is determined. A social accelerator is selected from available interest information common to the participating user and the target user, and the social accelerator is provided to one of the individuals.12-29-2011
20120102119AUTOMATED SOCIAL NETWORKING BASED UPON MEETING INTRODUCTIONS - A meeting record, including identified participant information associated with each of a group of meeting participants, and a topic for a meeting is generated using a social network computing device. A meeting participant link that accesses the social networking profile of a meeting participant is stored within the meeting record for each of the group of meeting participants that has authorized access by others to a social networking profile of the meeting participant. A meeting notification, including a link to the meeting record, is sent to each of the group of meeting participants.04-26-2012
20120102118COLLABORATION METHODS FOR NON-PROGRAMMATIC INTEGRATION SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for collaborating when one or more other users view or access the same, similar, or otherwise data. The collaboration method includes automatically non-programmatically collecting application data from a first mapped location of a mapped source reference of an application used by a first user and automatically non-programmatically collecting application data from a second mapped location of a mapped source reference of an application used by a second user. The integration application determines whether the collected application data from the first mapped location matches the collected application data from the second mapped location, and if the first collected application data matches the second collected application data, that integration application automatically notifies at least one of the first user and second user. The match determination may occur when the users are simultaneously accessing the data or at different times.04-26-2012
20100198918TRANSFERRING SELECTED OPEN BROWSER TABS FROM A HOST COMPUTER TO A CLIENT COMPUTER - A method, system, and computer program product for transferring selected open browser tabs from a host computer to a client computer. The method includes copying a selected number of hyperlink addresses from a plurality of hyperlink addresses associated with a plurality of selected open browser tabs in a first browser of the host computer. A hyperlink import module of the client computer is activated for transferring the copied hyperlink addresses from the host computer. Before the transfer can occur, the client computer is authenticated. After authentication, the user of the client computer selects a subset of the copied hyperlink addresses from the host computer. Only the subset of the copied hyperlink addresses is transferred from the host computer to the client computer. The client user opens the subset of the copied hyperlink addresses in a second browser of the client computer for displaying.08-05-2010
20130018962CLIENT APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - A client generates a list associating a document, an operation for the document, and a user and transmits the list to a server. When an operation for the document is received from a user, the client acquires information including a document, an operation for the document, and a user and transmits the information to the server. The server receives and stores the list from the client, receives the information from the client, searches storage unit for a list including information matching the information, and transmits the list to the client. The client receives and displays the searched list.01-17-2013
20110161424AUDIENCE SELECTION AND SYSTEM ANCHORING OF COLLABORATION THREADS - A social network server provides collaboration networking capability for a network system such as a business system. A user can request to tie a collaboration thread to an anchor in the system. The anchor is a primary topic, which can be selected from topics provided by the system, or entered by the user. The selectable topics are derived from within the system. Whether selected or entered, the topic is associated with the collaboration thread to allow the thread to be managed as a resource in the system. The audience for the collaboration thread is controlled by the user, where topics can be applied as filters to generate an audience. The primary topic directs audience selection, and additional audience selection can be achieved by applying boundary topics. The collaboration thread is presented only to the audience, and the audience can be dynamically altered.06-30-2011
20110161423METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A COLLABORATIVE EVENT-SHARE SERVICE - A method, a system and a computer readable medium for supporting collaborative media sharing among users at an event are disclosed. For example, the method creates an event-share group relating to an event, and provides an event tag to a plurality of members of the event-share group, where the event tag uniquely identifies the event-share group or the event. The method receives a captured media from at least one of the plurality of members, wherein the event tag is attached to the captured media and provides the captured media to the plurality of members.06-30-2011
20080256186Collaboration system - A computer-based design collaboration system and method of collaborative computer-based design which allows a plurality of computers to concurrently generate a plurality of derivatives of a continuously updated design model each derivative design model delivered to one or more of the plurality of computers based on ownership of the design model to obtain the owner's consent to the derivative model with any conflicts to consent resolved prior to generating any further updated design model.10-16-2008
20080256184Systems and Methods of Contracting with Multiple Parties - Systems and methods for contracting with multiple parties, by which the multiple parties agree to a single contracting instrument, are presented. The systems generally comprise one or more computing devices connected to a data source, each of which are controlled by one or more entities interested in initiating a project. The data source has stored thereon a contracting instrument adapted for designating multiple parties. The systems also include a means for receiving the contracting instrument. The methods generally include the steps of identifying two or more contractors and identifying an owner interested in engaging the plurality of contractors to work on a project. After the contractors and owner have been identified, a single contracting instrument is prepared designating the contractors and the owner as executing parties to the single contracting instrument, which may then be executed.10-16-2008
20130173715METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR SHARING CONTENT - A content sharing method includes: selecting, by a content sharing terminal, content; transmitting, by the content sharing terminal, identification information of the selected content to an external device; and reproducing, by the content sharing terminal, the selected content while the external device is reproducing the selected content based on the identification information.07-04-2013
20130173713SECURING COMMUNICATIONS AMONG FRIENDS WITH USER-WEARABLE MEMENTOS - Systems and methods for securing communication between users possessing user-wearable mementos are provided. One example computing system includes a data subsystem holding instructions executable by a processing subsystem. The example instructions are configured to assign a set identifier to a set of user-wearable mementos set that uniquely distinguishes the set from any other set and to encode the set identifier within a design for the set in response to receipt of a request to obtain the set. The instructions are also configured to provide access to a user communication interface in response to an access request for a set profile associated with the set, the access request including the set identifier as obtained from a particular user-wearable memento bearing the design.07-04-2013
20130173714SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CREATIVE WORK COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, and tangible computer-readable storage mediums for tracking collaboration are presented. More particularly, embodiments relate to providing, using a processor, an environment for collaboration between users; and tracking, using the processor, information regarding the collaboration; such that the tracked information includes rights information regarding rights of the collaborating users. Some further embodiments include storing, in a non-transient, computer-readable storage medium, the rights information. Some further embodiments include determining compensation for at least one user based on the rights information. Some further embodiments include: storing, in a non-transient, computer-readable storage medium, initial content; and storing, in the storage medium, additional content, such that the additional content builds on the initial content.07-04-2013
20080222251Adaptive framework for the flow of medical device data in the personal health space - A system and method which permits adaptive configuration of a Manager Device in response to an Agent Device in a personal health space. The Manager Device is able to configure itself in response to queries to and from the Agent Device. This configuration can based on the level of complexity of the Agent Device. The Agent Device can vary between a Standard framework and an Advanced framework. The communication between the two devices occurs over a wired or wireless connection.09-11-2008
20130144955ACTIVE CONTROL OF COLLABORATIVE DEVICES - Control of collaborative devices, including providing at least two collaborative devices, wherein each collaborative device comprises a client device and an embedded Java server, providing a registry service to which the collaborative devices are coupled for data communications, and providing at least one registry table, wherein the registry table includes registry records, wherein the registry records include registry records representing capabilities of collaborative devices, wherein the registry records representing capabilities of collaborative devices include data elements describing, for each collaborative device, capabilities, tertiary relationships, and network connectivities. The method further includes providing a service bundle of OSGI-compliant Java servlets comprising at least one predetermined algorithm for controlling the collaborative devices, and controlling the collaborative devices in accordance with the predetermined algorithm.06-06-2013
20110314103SYNCHRONIZED PROCESSES COMMUNICATING OVER A WIDE AREA NETWORK AND METHOD - Communicating peer processes on a wide area network may be synchronized in real time using a client-side library in conjunction with a centralized communication service. Such an approach provides a considerably easier way to develop applications as diverse as multiplayer games, synchronized video watching, document collaboration systems, and a range of web applications that require communication between multiple web clients.12-22-2011
20130124638MANAGING UPDATES AT CLIENTS USED BY A USER TO ACCESS A CLOUD-BASED COLLABORATION SERVICE - System and method for managing updates at clients used by a user to access a cloud-based collaboration service are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, for storing a representation of the action to queues of clients associated with the user in a distributed database cluster based on an action type of an action performed by a collaborator of the user. The clients of the user are selected based on the client category and the action type of the action, to receive a notification as a result of the action or to perform a synchronization with changes that occurred as a result of the action.05-16-2013
20130124637REAL TIME COLLABORATION FOR DIGITAL SCENE CREATION - Multiple users can edit the same digital scene concurrently, with different users using different computing devices and/or different programs running on one or more computing devices to edit the digital scene. Each program maintains its own representation of the digital scene. When a user of a program makes a change to the digital scene, the program communicates an indication of that change to the programs used by the other users, and those programs update their representations of the digital scene to reflect the change. Additionally, one of the users editing the digital scene can be an arbiter of the digital scene, determining which other users are permitted to edit the digital scene.05-16-2013
20110276634NETWORK SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM - A communication terminal includes an input unit, an interface for communication with another terminal and a first server, a first communication control unit receiving access information for connection with the other terminal and first information from the first server via the interface, and transmitting second information to the first server via the interface, a determination unit determining whether input of the second information satisfies a predetermined condition or not based on access information, and a second communication control unit for exchanging third information with another terminal via the interface based on the access information when input of the second information satisfies the predetermined condition.11-10-2011
20110276632PREDICTIVE DATA OBJECTS - Profile information for a user is generated and based on the profile information predictive data objects associated with a particular user are generated. Predictive data objects for the user are transmitted and at least one data object from the generated predictive data objects is selected. An option for the user to discover an additional data object from an internal or external network related to the selected data object is provided and information on the discovered data object is stored. An option for the user to share the selected data object to other users within the internal or external network is provided and information on the selected data object is stored. The profile information comprises at least one of the following dynamic filters: personal filter, social filter or contextual filter.11-10-2011
20130132486SERVICE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD - In a case where a service for performing specified processings of document data as one job is processed in a cooperative manner on a network, a service processing state is exhibited in a proper notice form in each job unit and in each processing unit in the job, so that the processing state can be properly recognized from the viewpoint of accounting, security and privacy.05-23-2013
20130132485METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COLLABORATIVE REMOTE APPLICATION SHARING AND CONFERENCING - Systems and method for providing a collaborative conferencing capability to an application remotely-accessed by client computing devices. A client media sharing application is provided in a client tier, and the client media sharing application allows at least one of the client computing devices to share media with the client computing devices. A conferencing manager application that receives the shared media is provided to the server tier. The conferencing manager application makes the shared media available to the client computing devices.05-23-2013
20130132484Network-Traffic-Analysis-Based Suggestion Generation - In one embodiment, a networked device running a social networking application logs local area network traffic in order to maintain a table of connected users on the same LAN. In such embodiments, the networked device uploads its log of LAN traffic to a social networking system, which associates each MAC address with a user of the social networking system, and detects and identifies recurring patterns when the user of the networked device and other users are on the same LAN. Based upon such patterns, the social networking system may suggest that the two users become friends or otherwise interact on the social networking system. In particular embodiments, a networked device running a social networking application may broadcast mDNS messages containing its social networking ID, allowing other similarly configured devices on the same LAN to interact with the user of the device.05-23-2013
20110219077DIRECT LINKED TWO WAY FORMS - A method for managing a two-way form over a direct link is provided. The method includes establishing a communicative link between two communications clients each separately executing in memory by a processor of a corresponding one of two computers. The method also includes managing a two-way form rendered as individual instances of the two-way form each in a corresponding content browser executing in a corresponding one of the two computers. Finally, the method includes exchanging synchronization information for the two-way form over the communicative link. In one aspect of the embodiment, the method also includes prompting in one of the individual instances of the two-way form for verification of an update to a field providing in another of the individual instances of the two-way form. In another aspect of the embodiment, the method includes recording a verification of the update to the field in an audit trail.09-08-2011
20080208976SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING QUALITY OF SERVICE-ENABLED CONTENTS IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS - A system and method of providing quality of service (QoS)-enabled digital content in peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are provided. The QoS-enabled service system on the P2P network includes: a service provider capable of providing digital content; one or more user nodes receiving digital content from the service provider; one or more donor nodes lending resources for providing digital content; and a supernode receiving information on user nodes and donor nodes, and a copy of digital content from the service provider, allowing the exchange of digital content among the user nodes through P2P networking, and when at least one user node experiences a P2P networking error during the exchange of the digital content, arranging for a predetermined number of donor nodes from among the one or more donor nodes to join the P2P networking. According to the system and method, even when the function of a peer does not normally work on a P2P network, a donor as a replacement of the peer is utilized, thereby providing QoS-enabled digital content to a user requesting the digital content.08-28-2008
20080201430SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIRELESS INSTANT MESSAGING - Instant messaging clients transmit, to a server, presence information indicating that the respective client is in a communicative state in which the client is receptive to communicating with the other clients. A server determines, for each client, that the respective client is in a communicative state if presence information was received from the client over a preceding predetermined time period, and that the client is in an unknown state if presence information was not received from the client over the preceding predetermined time period. The communicative state and the unknown state are possible presence states of the clients. The server transmits a notification to a second client of the presence state of a first client when both the first client and the second client are in a communicative state. But the server refrains from transmitting the notification to the second client when the first client is in the unknown state.08-21-2008
20080201429System Supporting Live Electronic Messaging Communication Between A Healthcare Worker And A Patient - A system supports live electronic messaging communication between a healthcare worker and a patient. The system includes a communication processor for establishing a bidirectional, real-time, secure text message communication link between a healthcare worker at a first location and a patient at a location remote from the first location. The communication processor supports bidirectional live text message communication between the worker and the patient. An authorization processor examines received patient and worker identification data to validate patient identity and worker entitlement to access a medical record of the patient. A user interface uses validated patient identification data for providing at least one display image including medical data of the patient derived from the medical record of the patient. The medical data of the patient is viewable concurrently by the healthcare worker and the patient while concurrently engaging in text message communication. A data processor stores a transcript record of a bidirectional live text message communication session between the worker and the patient in the medical record of the patient.08-21-2008
20080201428Method for Operating a Fixed Prefix Peer to Peer Network - A fixed prefix peer to peer network has a number of physical nodes. The nodes are logically divided into a number of storage slots. Blocks of data are erasure coded into original and redundant data fragments and the resultant fragments of data are stored in slots on separate physical nodes such that no physical node has more than one original and/or redundant fragment. The storage locations of all of the fragments are organized into a logical virtual node (e.g., a supernode). Thus, the supernode and the original block of data can be recovered even if some of the physical nodes are lost.08-21-2008
20110225243Method for global resources sharing, logically linked means and integrated functionality for solutions building - A method is disclosed for enabling sharing of software using logic links. Software may be an application or other code. Sharing occurs at runtime of a solution or an application. A first registered user uploads an application, an application page, and an application parameter which may then be used and shared with other users. User action seeking to share an application is done by the user selecting a logic link to the software. A second user adds a logic link in a solution that directs the integration of software sought to be shared. Thereafter, the second user may run the second solution with the application.09-15-2011
20110238759SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLABORATION - In some embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods provide a client-server infrastructure capable of supporting a variety of asynchronous and synchronous collaboration activities in a so-called collaboration place. Some of these activities include chatting, viewing and/or editing one or more data files, and sharing one or more applications, data files, and/or displays. The client-server infrastructure supports seamless navigation between the supported asynchronous and synchronous activities in the collaboration place. Additionally, the client-server architecture supports data persistence, so that data files associated with the collaboration place can be stored for subsequent access.09-29-2011
20110258258Method and apparatus for collecting and dissemination of information over a computer network - A device of and method for collecting and disseminating information over at least one computer network is disclosed. The apparatus comprises at least one database for storing digital information associated with at least a first user and a second user, at least one links module for the first user to link to at least a portion of said digital information associated with said second user and for the second user to link to at least a portion of said digital information associated with said first user, at least one manipulations module for manipulating said digital information stored in said at least one database, and at least one display device associated with each of the at least first user and second user for respectively displaying at least said linked digital information to each of said at least first user and second user, wherein said linked digital information associated with said first user is automatically updated on at least said display device of said second user when that information is manipulated, and wherein said linked digital information associated with said second user is automatically updated on at least said display device of said first user when that information is manipulated.10-20-2011
20130151627METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION IN VIRTUAL WORLD - Provided is a method for controlling information shared in a virtual world by a server and a plurality of users' client terminals connected to each other through a network. In this information control method, a computer creates a third object between a first object and a second object in the virtual world when the first object and second object transmit communication information therebetween, and filters the information with the third object. In addition, when an object transmits visual information, the third object can be created around the object transmitting the visual information. The third object can be created as a pseudo wall.06-13-2013
20130151626SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING NETWORK BANDWIDTH RETRIEVED FROM AN EXTERNAL NETWORK - A system and method are provided of minimizing network bandwidth used from an external network by client peers in a local network. The method can include the operation of organizing a plurality of clients each having media streamlets and a client parent in a structure within the local network. Mapping information propagates through the structure. The mapping information represents local streamlet locations as stored by the plurality of clients. Another operation is retrieving a local streamlet from a client identified in the mapping information as having the local streamlet for the requesting client.06-13-2013
20130151625SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TOURNAMENT SELECTION-BASED QUALITY CONTROL - Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for improving crowdsourcing results via a selection technique. In particular, a processing module or other component can distribute or provide a computation task to a set of people. Each person of the set of people can complete the computation task, and provide the respective results to the processing module or other component. Two of the results can be selected, and an additional set of people can be polled to select one of the two results. The selecting and polling can be repeated until a set of selections is compiled. In embodiments, the processing module can perform a merging algorithm to merge or consolidate the set of selections.06-13-2013
20130151624Context-Sensitive Collaboration Channels - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for collaborating is disclosed. Responsive to a computer system receiving a selection from a user for a portion of a document, the computer system identifies a context for the selected portion of the document. The computer system identifies a set of collaboration channels corresponding to the context. The computer system determines whether the set of collaboration channels corresponding to the context is empty. The computer system then creates a new collaboration channel based on the context for the selected portion of the document responsive to the set of collaboration channels corresponding to the context being empty.06-13-2013
20130151623SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSLATING MULTIPLE CLIENT PROTOCOLS VIA A CONFERENCE BRIDGE - The present application is directed towards systems and methods for providing communications between different real-time communication protocol-using endpoints by a single integrated device installed as an Ethernet adapter establishing a video conference bridge. A single integrated device installed as an Ethernet adapter in a computing device receives a first request from a first client to establish a real-time communication session with a second client, the first request in a first real-time communication protocol, and identifies that the first client and second client use different real-time communication protocols. A conference bridge of the single integrated device initiates a conference session for the first client and second client, responsive to the identification. The conference bridge establishes a first real-time communication session with the first client in the first real-time communication protocol and a second real-time communication session with the second client in a second real-time communication protocol of the second client.06-13-2013
20130151622COLLABORATIVE GROUP COMMUNICATION METHOD INVOLVING A CONTEXT AWARE CALL JOCKEY - A system and method comprises establishing a group communication session between a first participant and a second participant. The method may include a dynamic point of control entity within the communication session. The dynamic point of control entity may be designated to operate in different roles and may have access to information regarding the conduct and participants of the call session, and also have control authority required in order to execute the designated role.06-13-2013
20100318610METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A WEAK MEMBERSHIP TIE-BREAK - In general, the invention relates to a method for managing a two-node cluster. The method includes determining, by a first server node, that a second server node is disconnected from the two-node cluster when a first heartbeat response is not received from the second server node and sending a first echo request from the first server node to a first external system, where the first external system is specified on each server node of the two-node cluster. The method further includes receiving a first echo response for the first echo request from the first external system at the first server node and, in response to receiving the first echo response, providing, by the first server node, services of the two-node cluster independent of the second server node.12-16-2010
20100318608SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT LIVE APPLICATION MIGRATION WITHIN BANDWIDTH CONSTRAINED NETWORKS - A system for transferring a live application from a source to a target machines includes memory capture component that monitors and captures memory segments associated with one or more memories, one or more sets of these memory segments comprising one or more applications, the memory segments changing while the live application is in execution. A frequency ranking component organizes the memory segments in an order determined by memory segment change frequency. A link identification component identifies one or more connecting links to one or more sets of peer machines, each set of machines connecting said source machine to said target machine, the link identifier further determining the bandwidth associated with each connecting link. A routing component preferentially routes one or more of the memory segments over said connecting links based on said order.12-16-2010
20120284341Controlling Virtual Social Networks - An example embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus including at least one processor; and at least one memory including executable instructions, the at least one memory and the executable instructions being configured to, in cooperation with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: retrieve from a social networking service at least one of: user profile information of a user and user profile information of each contact node of the user in the social networking service; and a connection structure between the user and each contact node of the user, analyze the retrieved user profile information and/or the determined connection structure, and separate any outliers among the contact nodes on the basis of the analysis.11-08-2012
20120284342METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING DEVICES - A system and method is capable e of connecting devices including receiving from a first device a request to select a plurality of second devices according to predetermined conditions required by the first device. The system also can generate a virtual device channel for connecting the plurality of second devices to the first device.11-08-2012
20130159424MEDIA STREAM CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE IN A COLLABORATIVE SESSION - A media stream control method and device are provided for a collaborative session. A request sent by a controller user equipment (UE) or a controllee UE carries media stream replication information and includes at least a media stream replication method and a media stream replication mode. Replication of the media stream on the controller UE to the controllee UE is controlled in accordance with the media stream replication information.06-20-2013
20110314105SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTRIBUTE DETECTION IN USER PROFILE CREATION AND UPDATE - In one embodiment, a scheduled collaboration session in a social network is detected, the scheduled collaboration session to occur at a time in the future and at that time provide real-time communication among participants. A plurality of participants expected to attend the scheduled collaboration session are detected. A subject matter of the scheduled collaboration session is detected. One or more key words are derived from the detected subject matter of the scheduled collaboration session. Profiles maintained in the social network for the plurality of participants expected to attend the scheduled collaboration session are updated based on the one or more key words, the updating to include refining an area of expertise indicated in the profiles.12-22-2011
20110314104System and Method for Selective Automatic Electronic Access of Personal Data - A system and method for selective automatic electronic access to personal data. A content distribution system server having a relational database and user navigation facility is accessible via the Internet. Users create memberships and designate recipients, method of delivery, recipient-specific content, and triggering events, and upload this information to the content distribution system server.12-22-2011
20110314102CONTENT COLLECTING APPARATUS, CONTENT COLLECTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH CONTENT COLLECTING PROGRAM - A content collecting apparatus, capable of accessing a plurality of electronic communities which each exchange contents among users via a network, includes a content accepting portion to accept a content input by a user as a question content, a selecting portion to select at least one of the electronic communities for posting the question content thereon, a posting portion to post the question content on the selected electronic community, and an evaluating portion to evaluate the electronic community on which the question content was posted, on the basis of an answer content posted in correspondence with the question content on that electronic community. The selecting portion, on the basis of the evaluation result by the evaluating portion, selects a second electronic community from among the plurality of electronic communities that is different from the first electronic community on which the question content was posted.12-22-2011
20120030290METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCELERATING RECEIPT OF DATA IN A CLIENT TO CLIENT NETWORK - A method and system for accelerating receipt of data in a client to client network. The method includes the steps of intercepting queries and responses, storing the intercepted queries and responses in an acceleration server and transmitting the intercepted responses to clients submitting intercepted queries. The system includes at least one acceleration server designed and configured to perform the steps included in the method.02-02-2012
20120030289SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-MODEL, CONTEXT-SENSITIVE, REAL-TIME COLLABORATION - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for communicating via a multi-model collaboration space. A system practicing the method first assigns a communication endpoint identifier to a multi-model collaboration space having at least one entity. The endpoint identifier can be a telephone, email address, IP address, or username, for example. The system receives an incoming communication addressed to the communication endpoint identifier, such as a telephone call or email, and transfers the incoming communication to at least one entity in the multi-model collaboration space. In one aspect, the multi-model collaboration space provides a shared persistent container where entities can perform collaboration activities. The entities can have unique identities. The entities can be humans and/or automated, non-human, system-owned entities. Entities can share their context-specific view of the multi-model collaboration space with other entities. Such a multi-model collaboration space can be used in an enterprise environment.02-02-2012
20120030288SYNCHRONIZING USER CONTENT IN A COLLABORATIVE SESSION - Collaborative sessions, including website browsing sessions, are supported where particularized content of a first user is shared with a second user in order to synchronize a collaborative session attended by the first user and the second user. The particularized content may contain information generated during the session, information regarding previous sessions, and preferences indicated by a participant in the collaborative session or a system administrator. The particularized content may be synchronized on a peer-to-peer basis as well as through server intervention. The user for which the particularized content is targeted may maintain controls over when and to whom the particularized content may be shared.02-02-2012
20130198292METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF DEVICES - A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to enable the provision of a mechanism by which a device participating in a collaborative application may synchronize with other participating devices. A method may include providing for operation of a collaboration application, providing for transmission of a multicast reference time request to a wireless access point, receiving a multicast reference time message, establishing a reference time in response to receiving the reference time message, and synchronizing the collaboration application using the reference time. The synchronization of the collaboration application may be performed in response to receiving an acknowledgement message from collaborating devices. The method may further include providing for transmission of a second multicast reference time request in response to not receiving an acknowledgement message from the collaborating devices. The multicast reference time message may be received from the wireless access point.08-01-2013
20130198290Real-time communication and information collaboration system - A method and apparatus for real-time communication and collaboration including visual modelling and creation of virtual collaboration regions in which users come together and see the media other users have to decide how they will communicate via use of compatible communication devices or common or connected software platforms.08-01-2013
20130198291COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELAY DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING RELAY PROGRAM, AS WELL AS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RELAY METHOD - An intermediate relay device includes a corresponding information adder that adds, after receiving an outgoing message, an address assigned to the relay device to a list included in the outgoing message, and an outgoing message transmitter that specifies the address of a transmission destination and transmits the outgoing message to which the address has been added. The intermediate relay device further includes a return message transmitter that transmits, after receiving a return message, the return message based on a predetermined address corresponding to a device located at a prior stage to the intermediate relay device in a relay route for the outgoing message among addresses in the list included in the received return message.08-01-2013
20120066312AD-HOC MICRO-BLOGGING GROUPS - Systems and methods are disclosed for distributing micro-blog posts to ad-hoc micro-blogging groups. In one embodiment, a micro-blog post of a user is obtained. A crowd in which the user is located is determined, where the crowd is a group of spatially proximate users. The micro-blog post of the user is tagged with a crowd identifier of the crowd in which the user is located such that the micro-blog post includes a crowd identifier tag. Publication of the micro-blog post including the crowd identifier tag is then effected.03-15-2012
20120066311NETWORK CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD - The present innovation discloses a network communication establishment method between a portable device and a computer. The major feature of the present innovation is that the parameters are transmitted via the email and after the connection is established, the commands or requests for data transmission are still transmitted via email. As to the data under transmission, it is transmitted by peer to peer (P2P) technology. In another embodiment, the data may also be transmitted via email.03-15-2012
20120066310COMBINING MULTIPLE HARDWARE NETWORKS TO ACHIEVE LOW-LATENCY HIGH-BANDWIDTH POINT-TO-POINT COMMUNICATION OF COMPLEX TYPES - Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for performing a vector collective operation on a parallel computing system that includes multiple compute nodes and a network connecting the compute nodes that includes an ALU. A collective operation may be performed to determine displacements for the vector collective operation. Descriptors for the vector collective operation may be generated based on the displacements. The vector collective operation may then be performed using the descriptors.03-15-2012
20130204945METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA - A method for transmitting data, which relates to the field of communication technologies includes displaying an icon representative of a peer device as a first state when failing to connect the peer device. A data transmission event is detecting between a local device and the peer device. A data transmission task corresponding to the detected data transmission event is created. When the local device is connected with the peer device successfully, the method includes executing the data transmission task, and displaying the icon as a second state.08-08-2013
20130212182METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVELY OPERATING SHARED CONTENT IN A VIDEO CONFERENCE - The disclosure provides a method for collaboratively operating shared content in a video conference, wherein the shared content is shared by a sharing terminal to a shared terminal. In the method, an operation event is transmitted by the shared terminal to the sharing terminal. The operation event is then transmitted to a virtual device of the sharing terminal, and the operation event is performed on the shared content by the virtual device.08-15-2013

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