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709 - Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data transferring

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20130073665METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR NOTIFICATIONS IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Methods and apparatuses for providing notification data, e.g. in a presence service, referring to a plurality of presentities (B03-21-2013
20130073664SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CREATING CALENDAR ENTRIES IN CLIENT DEVICES - A method for facilitating creating one or more calendar entries in one or more client devices is provided. The method includes receiving an iTIP (iCalendar Transport-Independent Interoperability Protocol) message from a first client device. The method further includes generating an iMIP (iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol) message using the iTIP message. The method also includes providing at least one of a copy of the iTIP message and a copy of the iMIP message to a least one of the second client device and a second communication server device connected to the second client device for enabling the second calendar application to generate a calendar entry in the second client device. The method also includes determining whether one of a first action and a second action is to be taken. The method further includes performing one of said first action and said second action based on said determining.03-21-2013
20130073663Performing Services on Behalf of Low-Power Devices - Techniques are generally described that relate to a computer-implemented method of using a virtual device operating in a first computer network to perform a service on behalf of a low-power device operating in a second computer network includes receiving, by the virtual device, device data reports and a device descriptor from the low-power device. The virtual device may be adapted to store the device data reports and/or the device descriptor in computer-readable memory coupled to the virtual device. The virtual device may also be adapted to receive a low-power device service request from a requesting device operating in a third computer network and may determine that the device descriptor indicates that the low-power device is unavailable to respond to the low-power device service request. A response to the low-power device service request may be generated by the virtual device based on the device data reports.03-21-2013
20130073662SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING AN ELECTRONIC CALENDAR - A computer implemented system and method are disclosed for updating an electronic calendar. The method includes receiving an electronic message in a natural language in which a change in role is expressed and, with a natural language processor implemented by a computer processor, automatically detecting the change in role within the email message, optionally storing the change in role in a contacts database, and proposing updates for entries in an electronic calendar based on the detected change in role.03-21-2013
20130073661INSTANT MESSENGER AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING CONVENIENT SEARCH BY INSTANT MESSENGER - The embodiments of the present invention disclose an instant messenger and a method for performing convenient search by the instant messenger. The instant messenger includes a search starting module, a text selecting module and a searching module, wherein the search starting module is configured to receive a command of starting convenient searching function; the text selecting module is configured to monitor a command of starting to select text and a command of terminating to select text, and select text contents according to the command of starting to select text and the command of terminating to select text; and the searching module is configured to monitor the command of terminating to select text, and start to search for the text contents after the text selecting module selects the text contents. By the embodiments of the present invention, the convenient searching function may be implemented in the instant messenger.03-21-2013
20130073660Broadcasting in Chat System Without Topic-Specific Rooms - A method, system and graphical user interface for a chat system is disclosed. One aspect of certain embodiments includes broadcasting popular messages to users that have not previously received the popular messages and including with the popular messages one or more qualitative signals based on user feedback.03-21-2013
20130073659Methods and Systems for Providing Application Level Presence Information in Wireless Communication - Methods and apparatus for determining and maintaining user presence information include capturing user presence data with an application presence server. The application presence server can be configured to update user presence data as a user initiates or exits an application. Applications associated with user presence data are configured to query an application proxy client concerning user presence data of a selected user and, based on a returned user status, deliver, discard, or redirect a message intended for the user. User presence data is stored in a user presence repository and can be provided via Internet-based or other connections to applications executed on external networks. User activity status can be used to select or update user presence data. In some examples, an application server of an external network is configured to receive user presence data from the presence server.03-21-2013
20130073658Rolling View Virtualization - Rolling view optimization is initiated by receiving electronic mail data corresponding to a plurality of mail pieces, the electronic mail data including a first cycle and determining whether substantially all electronic mail data from the first cycle can be processed for mailing. In response to determining that substantially all of the electronic mail data from the first cycle cannot be processed for mailing, a determination is made whether a portion of the mail data from the first cycle can be processed for mailing and in response to determining that a portion of the mail data from the first cycle can be processed for mailing the electronic mail data corresponding to the first cycle for mailing is sent.03-21-2013
20130073657ELECTRONIC MESSAGE FORWARDING - The invention provides a method of transmitting electronic messages in a computer environment. The preferred embodiment receives an electronic message addressed to a telephone number and determines an instant message identifier associated with the telephone number. In response to the determination that an instant message identifier associates with the telephone number, it is further determined whether an instant message receiver is available to receive messages addressed to the instant message identifier. In response to a determination that an instant message receiver is available to receive instant messages addressed to the instant message identifier, the electronic message is forwarded as an instant message addressed to the instant message identifier. In response to a determination that no instant message receiver is available to receive instant messages addressed to the instant message identifier, the electronic message is sent to a mobile device at the telephone number.03-21-2013
20130073656ELECTRONIC MESSAGE FORWARDING - The invention provides a method of transmitting electronic messages in a computer environment. The preferred embodiment receives an electronic message addressed to a telephone number and determines an instant message identifier associated with the telephone number. In response to the determination that an instant message identifier associates with the telephone number, it is further determined whether an instant message receiver is available to receive messages addressed to the instant message identifier. In response to a determination that an instant message receiver is available to receive instant messages addressed to the instant message identifier, the electronic message is forwarded as an instant message addressed to the instant message identifier. In response to a determination that no instant message receiver is available to receive instant messages addressed to the instant message identifier, the electronic message is sent to a mobile device at the telephone number.03-21-2013
20130073655RECIPIENT CONTROL OF SOURCE AUDIO IDENTIFIERS FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS - Enabling a recipient to control presentation of an audio identifier informing the recipient of an arrival of a digital communication from a sender in a communication session includes receiving a digital communication from a sender directed to a recipient. A sender-designated first audio identifier or sender-related information that identifies the sender to the recipient is accessed upon arrival of the digital communication. The first audio identifier or sender-related information is presented to the recipient contemporaneous with receipt of the digital communication. The recipient is able to specify, upon presentation of the first audio identifier or sender-related information, whether to enable subsequent presentation of the first audio identifier prior to or concurrent with receipt of a future digital communication from the sender.03-21-2013
20130073654Shared Groups Rostering System - Systems and techniques for sharing information among members of a group. Information about all current members of a group is stored. Instructions are received from at least one current member to invite at least one prospective member to join the group and the invitation to join the group is sent to the prospective member. In the event that an affirmative response is received, the prospective member is added to the current members of the group and automatically updated services are provided to current members of the group.03-21-2013
20130073653Managing Instant Messages - Managing instant messages may include receiving instant messages created by or on behalf of one or more message sources for delivery to an intended recipient. From among the received instant messages, qualifying instant messages may be identified that satisfy a capture rule, and two or more of the qualifying instant messages may be captured. The intended recipient may be informed of the captured instant messages unobtrusively, and also may be enabled to manage the captured instant messages.03-21-2013
20130073651PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTACT INFORMATION CORRESPONDING TO A REFERENCED INDIVIDUAL - Providing supplemental contact information for an individual referenced in an electronic message typically includes receiving an electronic message, examining the electronic message, detecting an identifier for a referenced individual contained in the electronic message, and making supplemental contact information for the referenced individual available to a recipient of the electronic message. The supplemental contact information may include information that is in addition to information contained in the electronic message. The supplemental contact information may include at least one of an e-mail address, a screen name, a telephone number, a facsimile number, and a mailing address, each of which is associated with the referenced individual.03-21-2013
20130073650VOICE INSTANT MESSAGING - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data include enabling instant messaging communication between a sender an at least one recipient through an instant messaging host. In addition, voice communication is enabled between the sender and the recipient through the instant messaging host.03-21-2013
20130073648PRESENTING A RECIPIENT OF AN E-MAIL WITH AN OPTION TO INSTANT MESSAGE A SENDER OR ANOTHER RECIPIENT BASED ON THE SENDER'S OR THE OTHER RECIPIENT'S ADDRESS AND ONLINE STATUS - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.03-21-2013
20130073646PRESENTING A RECIPIENT OF AN E-MAIL WITH AN OPTION TO INSTANT MESSAGE A SENDER OR ANOTHER RECIPIENT BASED ON THE SENDER'S OR THE OTHER RECIPIENT'S ADDRESS AND ONLINE STATUS - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.03-21-2013
20130073645PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTACT INFORMATION CORRESPONDING TO A REFERENCED INDIVIDUAL - Providing supplemental contact information for an individual referenced in an electronic message typically includes receiving an electronic message, examining the electronic message, detecting an identifier for a referenced individual contained in the electronic message, and making supplemental contact information for the referenced individual available to a recipient of the electronic message. The supplemental contact information may include information that is in addition to information contained in the electronic message. The supplemental contact information may include at least one of an e-mail address, a screen name, a telephone number, a facsimile number, and a mailing address, each of which is associated with the referenced individual.03-21-2013
20130073644Personalized Location Information for Mobile Devices - Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.03-21-2013
20130073643Personalized Location Information for Mobile Devices - Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.03-21-2013
20130073642Personalized Location Information for Mobile Devices - Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.03-21-2013
20130073641MULTI-APPLICATION FOLLOW-UP - A system that responds to a user setting a follow-up flag on a message within a first communication application by associating the flagged message with another user, such that the flagged message is available to a second communication application. When a user sets a flag on an electronic mail message contained in an electronic mail mailbox provided by an electronic mail application, the system responds by associating the flagged message with another user in a list of other users with whom flagged messages are associated. When a communication session occurs with the other user through another communication application, the system checks the list and determines that a flagged message is associated with the other user. The flagged message is then brought to the attention of the local user, for example within a list of flagged messages associated with the other user displayed simultaneously with the instant messaging session.03-21-2013
20130073640METHOD AND COMPUTER DEVICE FOR INSERTING ATTACHMENTS INTO ELECTRONIC MESSAGE - A method for inserting attachments into an electronic message is provided. The method may include searching a keyword database to determine if a content of the electronic message includes a keyword, a key phrase, or a key sentence defined in the keyword database. The method may also include applying a condition to a file database, if the determination is affirmative, so as to search for at least a candidate item. The candidate item may be presented in a menu to the user. The method may further include enabling, in response to the user's confirmation of the candidate item, the confirmed candidate item to be inserted into the electronic message automatically to become an attachment thereto.03-21-2013
20130073639IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND PROGRAM - A mechanism for reducing an operator's time and effort in image data distribution is provided. To accomplish this, an image processing apparatus, which is capable of communicating with a server that provides a microblogging function for publicizing a message registered by a user to other users, registers the first message with the server if image data is stored in a memory; monitors a second message newly registered with respect to the registered first message; analyzes the second message if the second message is detected; and transmits image data based on the result of the analysis.03-21-2013
20130073638INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus receives, from a site on Internet, first messages related to a first broadcast station and posted on the site. The apparatus scores each of the received first messages based on a number of characters in each of the received first messages so as to give a higher score to first messages each with a smaller number of characters, and calculates a first evaluation value for content data being broadcast by the first broadcast station based on the scores for the received first messages. The apparatus transmits the calculated first evaluation value to a user terminal.03-21-2013
20130073637MOBILE TERMINAL, SERVER, AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION CHANNEL USING AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) - A method for performing a communication using a virtual object includes displaying a dynamic virtual object on a display screen; identifying the dynamic virtual object in response to a selection input; determining a target to which the identified dynamic virtual object is to be transmitted; and performing a communication using the identified dynamic virtual object. A terminal to communicate using a virtual object includes a virtual object providing unit to provide a dynamic virtual object on a display screen; a virtual object managing unit to store the dynamic virtual object and target information of a target corresponding to the dynamic virtual object; a virtual object selection unit to select the dynamic virtual object in response to a selection input; and a channel establishing unit to establish a communication channel with the target using the dynamic virtual object.03-21-2013
20130073636GROUP CHAT ACROSS NETWORKS - A system and method for enabling a multi platform chat service defines communication channels in accordance with group member presence information and allows the delivery of messages to the group members through the channels. When a recipient of a message replies, the reply is distributed in the same manner as the original message.03-21-2013
20130073635ADAPTATION METHOD AND ADAPTER APPARATUS BASED ON MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE - The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for adaptation based on the multimedia messaging service. The apparatus comprises: an integrity detecting unit for performing integrity detection for first multimedia message data to determine that the first multimedia message data is integrated; and a data import unit for import the first multimedia message data from a mobile storage apparatus into a terminal. The technical solution according to the present invention can prevent the destroyed multimedia message data from being imported into the terminal, which avoids abnormity occurring when the terminal starting a multimedia message application.03-21-2013
20110179128Electronic Mail Communication Device - An electronic mail communication device may be provided with a receiving device that receives an electronic mail, a sequence map creation device, and an output device. The sequence map creation device may create a sequence map in which correspondent objects corresponding to the correspondents of a series of electronic mails relating to the electronic mail received by the receiving device are arranged along an x direction, and transmission objects indicating from whom and to whom each of the series of electronic mails was transmitted are arranged along a y direction in order of the date and time of communication. The output device may output the sequence map created by the sequence map creation device.07-21-2011
20110179121Broadcast Message Management - A method for broadcast message management includes receiving, at a registration server, a registration comprising a first plurality of communication channels by a registration server, the first plurality of communication channels comprising a first communication channel and a second communication channel, the first communication channel being associated with a first service provider, the second communication channel being associated with a second service provider; and providing the registration by the registration server to the first service provider, such that a status notification for a broadcast message, the broadcast message being received by a second plurality of communication channels comprising the first communication channel and the second communication channel, is sent to the second service provider from the first service provider.07-21-2011
20110185026Message Passing Framework for Audio/Video Streaming in a Topology of Devices - Resources may be managed in a topology for audio/video streaming. The topology includes audio/video sources and sinks and intervening branch devices. Messages between these sources, sinks, and branch devices may be used for resource management.07-28-2011
20080208979DISPATCHING CLIENT REQUESTS TO APPROPRIATE SERVER-SIDE METHODS - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for dispatching client requests to appropriate server-side methods. When a client request is received, a Web server refers to a service contract framework that maps URI paths and HTTP methods to corresponding server implemented methods. A server implemented method corresponding to a URI path and/or an HTTP method included in the client request is identified. The server implemented method is invoked to process the client request message. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention provide a uniform mechanism to dispatch HTTP requests to designated server implemented methods based solely on URI path and HTTP method. That is, an HTTP request can be dispatched to a designated server implemented method without having to include additional dispatch metadata within the HTTP request (e.g., in a SOAP envelope).08-28-2008
20080288603Interceptor for Non-Subscribed Bulk Electronic Messages - Bulk mail subscriptions by including a bulk mail class indicator and a sender identifier key value in the header portion of an electronic message. Messages which are properly identified as bulk class and include an approved sender identifier value are passed directly to the intended recipient. Messages which are properly identified as bulk class but which do not contain an approved sender identifier value are rejected or intercepted. Messages which do no indicate themselves to be bulk class, but which are determined to have characteristics of bulk mail are rejected or intercepted, as well.11-20-2008
20080270547System and method for synchronizing email messages between an external email server a local email server and/or a wireless data processing device - A computer-implemented system and method for synchronizing email messages between an external email server a local email server and a wireless data processing device. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises a task queue comprised of a plurality of task entries, each entry associated with a particular user email account on the external email server and/or the local email server and representing a task to be performed in relation to the user email account; and a synchronizer to read synchronization tasks from the task queue and cause the synchronization tasks to be executed to synchronize email data stored on the external email server, the local email server and the wireless data processing device.10-30-2008
20110282948EMAIL TAGS - Email tags are described. In embodiments, email messages are received for distribution to client devices that correspond to respective recipients of the email messages. Email routing decisions are applied to route an email message to an email folder for a recipient of the email message, where the email folder may include an email inbox, a junk folder, or a user-created folder. The email message is then tagged with an email tag to generate a tagged email message. The email tag includes a routing description that indicates why the email message was routed to the particular email folder.11-17-2011
20110282960MOBILE CONFERENCING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A server-based architecture for mobile conferencing is presented. Session-based mobile conferencing is established by transmitting necessary server network address information through page-mode based messaging services to establish connections among the various mobile devices with the server.11-17-2011
20130031192Methods and Apparatus for Interactive Multimedia Communication - Embodiments of the invention provide a method and apparatus for establishing a synchronized interactive multimedia communication among a plurality of users. The method includes generating, at a first device, first information associated with a multimedia content selected by a first user. The first information is generated based on parameters. The method includes transmitting the first information to a second user. The first and second user is associated with a social computer network. Further, the method includes, at second devices, receiving the first information from the social network. The method includes processing the first information to establish a synchronized multimedia interactive communication between the second and the first user. The presentation of the multimedia content in the synchronized interactive multimedia communication is synchronized among the first device and the second device(s). The synchronized interactive multimedia communication is performed along with the presentation of the multimedia content.01-31-2013
20130031196Systems, Methods, and Apparatuses for Facilitating Determination of a Message Recipient - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating determination of a message recipient. A method may include determining a message to be sent in one of multiple active messaging conversations. The method may further include determining a conversation to which the message is relevant from among the active messaging conversations based at least in part on data from historical conversations. The method may additionally include designating the message to be sent to at least one recipient. The at least one recipient may be a party participating in the determined conversation. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.01-31-2013
20130031195Preventing Execution of Programs that are Embedded in Email Messages - Systems and methods are presented which generate modified email messages, which are largely devoid of embedded functions, from original email messages, which have embedded functions. The embedded functions are amenable to self-executing codes such as viruses, worms, and Trojan programs Thus, the modified email message without these embedded functions, and any argument associated with these functions, provides a more secure email environment.01-31-2013
20130031194Automatically Managing Objectionable Behavior In A Web-Based Social Network - A system and method for curtailing objectionable behavior in a web-based social network is disclosed. The method includes monitoring various actions of users of a web-based social network for objectionable behavior. The monitored actions are those that affect other users of the social network. A policy is determined based on behaviors of users. The policy may be violated by a user if the user exceeds a policy threshold. Some monitored actions include the poking, friend requesting, and wall posting. A policy may be violated by multiple occurrences of a single type of action or by a combination of different types of actions. Upon a policy violation, a warning may be issued to the user or the user's account may be suspended.01-31-2013
20130031193Method 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.01-31-2013
20130031191MOBILE DEVICE USAGE CONTROL IN A MOBILE NETWORK BY A DISTRIBUTED PROXY SYSTEM - Systems and methods of mobile device usage control in a mobile network by a distributed proxy system are disclosed. One embodiment includes, a proxy server remote from a mobile device that monitors, traffic activities, including inbound or outbound traffic, on the mobile device, receives, controlling information regarding usage of the mobile device and enforces the usage of the mobile device according to the controlling information. The controlling information can include usage limits or limitations to access to mobile applications potentially delivering inappropriate content and can be configured by a parent or supervising user of a user of the mobile device.01-31-2013
20130031190METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING NOTIFICATIONS - A computer-based method is provided for selectively providing notifications based on social relevance to a user. The notification is first parsed to determine a sender, a proposed recipient, and at least one topic addressed in the notification. The parsed notification is then evaluated against a social graph of the proposed recipient. A relevance score is assessed based on linkages traversed in the social graph to a predetermined degree of separation from the proposed recipient. The score is increased for linkages that match or relate to the at least one topic. The notification is released to the proposed recipient if the relevance score exceeds a predetermined threshold.01-31-2013
20130031189NOTIFICATION ENGINE - A method and apparatus are provided. The method is carried out by a notification engine, for delivering to a user equipment a group of incoming notifications from at least one application running on the user equipment. The application running on the user equipment is registered on the notification engine. The method includes: defining at least one criterion for delivering notifications, buffering the incoming notifications, and delivering according to the criterion a group of previously buffered notifications.01-31-2013
20130031188Integrated Physical and Electronic Mail Delivery - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media. A method includes receiving virtual mail piece data and receiving a mail piece, the mail piece having machine-readable indicia on an exterior surface. The method includes decoding the indicia to produce a mail piece identifier and identifying a recipient of the mail piece using the mail piece identifier. The method includes retrieving subscription preferences from a recipient database according to the identified recipient. The method includes electronically sending a virtual mail piece to the recipient, the virtual mail piece corresponding to the mail piece, the virtual mail piece data, and the subscription preferences.01-31-2013
20130031187METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING CUSTOMIZED CONTENT FROM A LIVE EVENT - A server system receives event content for a live event. The server system determines user preferences for the live event filters the received content according to the user preferences. The system prepares customized content for the user based on the filtered content.01-31-2013
20130031186SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE MESSAGE DELIVERY TO A TRANSIENT RECIPIENT IN A DYNAMICALLY ROUTED NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided that route messages for a message consumer to a predicted future connection point of the consumer to a messaging network, while the consumer is not connected to the messaging network. In various embodiments, the network predicts or projects the future connection point based on the consumer's last connection, an itinerary or schedule for the consumer, the consumer's past connection behavior, and/or connection patterns of the consumer and/or a group of message consumers that are similar to the consumer.01-31-2013
20130031185Exporting an Email Thread to a Persistent Chat Room - A method, an apparatus and computer readable storage media facilitate establishing an email thread utilizing an email application used by a client device that communicates with other client devices across a network, where the email thread includes at least one email circulated to a group of users over the network relating to a discussion topic. The email application is linked with a synchronous communication application so as to establish a real-time discussion between at least some of the users of the group in relation to the topic utilizing the synchronous communication application and so that each email of the email thread is accessible via a graphical user interface associated with the synchronous communication application.01-31-2013
20130031184OUT-OF-OFFICE AGGREGATOR - A computing device receives and stores configuration data for out-of-office calendar events and information for an employee out-of-office event. The computing device generates, in response to the receiving the information for the employee out-of-office event, a notification message for a manager, wherein the notification message is based on the configuration data and the information for an employee out-of-office event. The computing device receives a request to present an out-of-office calendar for a portion of an organization associated with the employee and sends, to a user device, a calendar with the stored information for the employee out-of-office event that is responsive to the request to present the out-of-office calendar.01-31-2013
20130031183ELECTRONIC MAIL PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION FOR SHARED ENVIRONMENTS - Techniques for electronic mail processing and publication for shared environments are described, including evaluating a data packet indicating receipt of an electronic message at a shared destination, retrieving the electronic message from the shared destination, processing the electronic message to generate a processed message configured to be posted to a shared environment, and posting the processed message to the shared environment.01-31-2013
20090228564ELECTRONIC MAIL FORWARDING SERVICE - A system and method are disclosed that enable an email service provider to implement an email forwarding service without losing associated page views. In one embodiment, rather than forwarding the entire email message, the email forwarding service generates a summary email message, and sends this summary email message to the forwarding email address pre-specified by the subscriber. This summary email message includes a link that is selectable by the user to view the original email message on a web site of the email service provider. Thus, even if the forwarding email address is hosted externally, the subscriber still views the full email message on a web site of the provider of the email forwarding service.09-10-2009
20090216846METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SESSION INFO QUERY FOR USER PLANE LOCATION - Techniques for querying for information on location sessions in a user plane location architecture are described. In an aspect, a location server may send a query message to a terminal to query for information on active location sessions, e.g., when at least one location session for periodic triggered service or area event triggered service is deemed to be active. The terminal may return a response message containing a list of session identifiers (IDs) for the active location sessions, parameters for the active location sessions, capabilities of the terminal, etc. The location server may compare the information received from the terminal and information stored at the location server. The location server may terminate each location session deemed to be active at only the terminal or only the location server. The location server may restart or terminate each location session having inconsistent parameters at the terminal and the location server.08-27-2009
20090216842REPORTING ON SPOOFED E-MAIL - Embodiments are directed towards detecting and reporting use by a domain of a message authentication mechanism, such as DomainKeys (DK), and/or DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and enabling subsequent blocking of messages based, in part, on its usage. When a message is received by an inbound message server, a message source is determined for the message. In one embodiment, the message source is a domain name associated with the sender of the message. Statistics are recorded about the message, including the message source, whether the message is suspect, includes a forged source identifier, employs DK/DKIM message authentication, and the like. The reports may ten be sent to various message sources to enable them to determine the extent of use of DK/DKIM message authentication, and to selectively block, re-direct, or forward the messages based, in part, on the use of DK/DKIM message authentication mechanism.08-27-2009
20080215695Publish/Subscribe Messaging System - The invention relates to a message broker for managing subscription requests in a multicast messaging system. The messaging system comprises a plurality of publishers publishing information to the broker and a plurality of subscribers subscribing to information received from one or more publishers. The broker is able to receive a subscription request pointing to topic information in which the requesting subscriber is interested, the topic information defining a specific topic within a topic hierarchy. The broker is able to parse the request to determine if the request includes a wildcard and if the request does include a wildcard, the broker instructs the requesting subscriber to listen on a multicast address associated with the topic in the topic hierarchy which precedes the wildcard.09-04-2008
20120173649Multimedia messaging method and system - A multimedia messaging method and system, wherein the same multimedia message can be used to encapsulate both non-streamable media components and descriptors relating to streamable media components. A recipient extracts the descriptors from the multimedia message and initiates streaming sessions accordingly. The notification process by which a recipient user agent is informed of the availability of a multimedia message is the same regardless the type of the components within the message.07-05-2012
20120173643Method And System For Organizing Electronic Messages Using Eye-Gaze Technology - Organizing messages received and transmitted between at least two computer systems over a network is described. In one aspect, the method includes tracking where a user is gazing as the user is composing an outgoing message on a first computer system. During a composition time period in which the user is composing the message, a relevance rating for each of a plurality of gaze areas is determined. The relevance rating of a gaze area is based on a number of times the user's gaze dwells on the displayed message associated with the gaze area after the user's gaze is directed away from the displayed message. The method further includes identifying at least one displayed message that is related to the outgoing message based on the relevance ratings of each gaze area, and associating an identifier for at least one of the at least one related message with the outgoing message.07-05-2012
20120173641METHOD OF TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN END POINTS IN A NETWORK - A method and a computer system for transferring data between a first end point and a second end point in a network. The first end point has access to one or more communication servers for sending data and the second end point is represented by one or more communication addresses associated with one or more communication servers for receiving data. One or more communication addresses representative of the second endpoint is received at the first end point. It is then determined whether at least one of the received communication addresses is associated with at least one communication server to which the first endpoint has access. If a positive determination is made, data is transmitted from the first end point using a selected communication server to which the first end point has access and a communication address representing the second end point and associated with said selected communication server.07-05-2012
20120173637METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE ACTIVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PERSONAL SECURITY DEVICES - Managing a Personal Security Device (PSD) includes retrieving proprietary information from a remote storage location using a first Remote Computer System, providing at least one Client as a host to the PSD and establishing a communications pipe over a first network between the PSD and the Remote Computer System. The communications pipe communicates with the PSD through the Client. Managing a PSD also includes transmitting the proprietary information from the Remote Computer System to the PSD by sending a PSD-formatted message through the communications pipe, where the proprietary information provided in the PSD-formatted message and passing through the Client is at least partially inaccessible by the Client, processing the PSD-formatted messages at the PSD to extract the proprietary information and storing the proprietary information in the PSD.07-05-2012
20120173636CREATING IMPLICIT INSTANT MESSAGING CONTACT LIST GROUPS - One or more interactions of a user are monitored. The one or more interactions are analyzed to determine a plurality of intersecting interaction users. An implicit instant messaging contact list group is created for the user. The implicit instant messaging contact list group includes at least a portion of the plurality of intersecting interaction users.07-05-2012
20120173631METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELEGATING A MESSAGE - A method and apparatus for delegating a message. An audio message from a prioritized list of audio messages is received by a computing device. The audio message identifies a first sender designated priority and a first recipient prioritization attribute. A delegate for responding to the audio message is determined. A delegation action identifier identifying a delegation action of a plurality of delegation actions is determined. A first delegation action directs a delegate to generate a response and send the response to the sender without notifying a delegator. A second delegation action directs the delegate to generate the response and send the response to both the sender and the delegator. A third delegation action directs the delegate to generate the response and send the response to the delegator. A delegate identifier identifying the delegate and the delegation action identifier are communicated to the message server for delegation of the audio message to the delegate in accordance with the delegation action.07-05-2012
20120173630Systems and methods for creating and sustaining cause-based social communities using wireless mobile devices and the global computer network - Systems and methods for creating and sustaining cause-based social communities and for creating social communities around a specific cause using mobile wireless devices and the global network of computers are described. The system has a cause-server on the global net, a cause-message originating mobile device and a ring of mobile devices. The ring has a first ring, directly reachable by original mobile, a second ring, reachable by mobile devices of first ring, and a third ring, reachable by mobile devices of the second ring of mobile devices and so on. These rings enable a cause-message to spread out in rings globally or regionally. The cause-server hosts functions that (i) enable creation of a cause-image message, (ii) distribute the cause-image to mobile devices, (iii) create a real time map of the distribution, (iv) enable display of the map updated periodically, and (v) archive the cause-message data for subsequent search/retrieval.07-05-2012
20100088381METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AN E-MAIL FLOW - A method for managing an e-mail flow between a plurality of messaging accounts (04-08-2010
20100088379SINGLE TOUCH E-MAIL MANAGEMENT - Responsive to receiving a user input to perform an email action on a selected email, a number of single touch buttons are displayed in association with the selected e-mail. Further, a plurality of operations associated with the single touch button on the selected e-mail is executed, wherein the plurality of operations manipulate the selected e-mail.04-08-2010
20100023585PRIVILEGED AND RESTRICTED EMAIL PROCESSING TO MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS BASED ON SENDER DEFINDED VISIBILITY SETTINGS - A method is provided for email processing to recipients based on user defined visibility settings. Input of email addresses for recipients in a privileged list and for recipients not in the privileged list is received. An email message is transmitted to recipients in the privileged list and to recipients not in the privileged list. The recipients in the privileged list are able to visibly distinguish recipients in the privileged list from the recipients not in the privileged list. The recipients not in the privileged list are unable to visibly distinguish the recipients in the privileged list. Input of email addresses for recipients in a restricted list and for recipients not in the restricted list is received. An email message is transmitted to recipients in the restricted list and to recipients not in the restricted list. Recipients in the restricted list are unable to visibly see recipients in the restricted list.01-28-2010
20090113003IMAGE SPAM FILTERING BASED ON SENDERS' INTENTION ANALYSIS - Systems and methods for an anti-spam detection module that can detect image spam are provided. According to one embodiment, an image spam detection process involves determining and measuring various characteristics of images that may be embedded within or otherwise associated with an electronic mail (email) message. An approximate display location of the embedded images is determined. The existence of one or more abnormal factors associated with the embedded images is identified. A quantity of text included in the one or more embedded images is determined and measured by analyzing one or more blocks of binarized representations of the one or more embedded images. Finally, the likelihood that the email message is spam is determined based on one or more of the approximate display location, the existence of one or more abnormal factors and the quantity and location of text measured.04-30-2009
20090106369DUPLICATE EMAIL ADDRESS DETECTION FOR A CONTACT - Methods, systems, and media are disclosed for managing multiple email addresses, each of which are associated with a known contact, e.g., a specific person. One embodiment includes selecting email addresses for an email to be sent through a computer system in communication with a mail server, wherein the email addresses comprise an email distribution list. Further, the method includes querying, before sending the email, for duplicate contacts associated with the email addresses in the email distribution list for the email. Further still, the method includes updating, after the querying, the email distribution list to the email addresses left in a remaining email distribution list produced through removal, if any, of the duplicate contacts identified by the querying. Finally, the method includes sending the email to contacts associated with each of the email addresses in the remaining email distribution list, wherein the contacts are in communication with the mail server.04-23-2009
20110191435METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION - A method and related system obtains consent from a user for electronic delivery of sensitive information. The user operating a first computer accesses a web page on a server system to input the consent. The web page prompts for the consent from the user. Once the consent is received at the server system, the consent is stored and sensitive information is delivered electronically to an e-mail address specified by the user. Once consent is indicated, it is communicated from the individual's computer to another computer such as a server over, for example, a modem connection. Having secured the individual's consent, the additional sensitive information may be delivered to the individual's computer as, for example, a URL attachment to an email message.08-04-2011
20080313293SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXACTLY ONCE MESSAGE STORE COMMUNICATION - A system for managing a message store in a network includes an object acting as a message store. In one embodiment, the message store is for Java Message Service. A lead server is selected from several servers. The lead server uses a distributed consensus algorithm to select a host server. The selected host server hosts the message store, providing sole access to the message store. The other servers are notified of the new host by messaging. In one embodiment, servers can send messages to the message store on the host and pick up any messages from the message store.12-18-2008
20130046842METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED COMMUNITY FINDING - Methods and apparatus for a new approach to the problem of finding communities in complex networks relating to a social definition of communities and percolation are disclosed. Instead of partitioning the graph into separate subgraphs from top to bottom a local algorithm (communities of each vertex) allows overlapping of communities. The performance of an algorithm on synthetic, randomly-generated graphs and real-world networks is used to benchmark this method against others. An heuristic is provided to generate a list of communities for networks using a local community finding algorithm. Unlike diffusion based algorithms, The provided algorithm finds overlapping communities and provides a means to measure confidence in community structure. It features locality and low complexity for exploring the communities for a subset of network nodes, without the need for exploring the whole graph.02-21-2013
20130046840SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY GENERATING AN EMAIL MESSAGE - A method and system to dynamically instantiate and manipulate objects using string and math operations while rendering an email in a web-application server. The method takes directives from the administrator on the objects to instantiate and manipulations to perform using a template language. The administrator can configure manipulation such as finding lengths of strings, sub-strings, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and modulus operations. The method provides a highly flexible method of determining and rendering the content of the message at run-time.02-21-2013
20130046839PROVIDING ONLINE PROMOTIONS THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORK PLATFORMS - Systems and methods for providing online promotions integrated with social network-based platforms are disclosed. Promotion details such as rules, offered prizes, incentives and descriptions, survey questions, display banners, terms and conditions, privacy policy, and social networks to integrate the promotion with, are provided by the sponsoring organization to a server. The server generates a custom promotion application or widget for integrating with the organization's social network webpage external to social networks. A participant enters the promotion through these webpages or other links and lists friends in the social network to receive an invitation to enter the promotion. Viral features such as friend invite features, newsfeeds, minifeeds, other features that display online activities of users and people in the users' social network, notifications, requests, and other social media-based platform features to deliver messages to members of the one or more social networks further spread the word about the organization's promotion.02-21-2013
20130046837Method and Arrangement for Registering a User - A method, computer arrangement and computer program product for creating a user account for a content management service is executable in a server computer and accessible through a network, e.g. a wireless network. The method involves receiving a mail message containing valid input data of a new content submission transaction of the content management service, storing the input data in the service to initiate a new user account creation process, and sending a reply mail message to the sender of the mail message. The reply mail message may include a computer executable instruction for continuing the user account creation process and/or amending the input data of the content submission transaction, or receiving a second message and continuing the user account creation process and/or the amending of the input data of the content submission transaction using the data of the second message.02-21-2013
20130046835GENERATING AND/OR PROVIDING ACCESS TO A MESSAGE BASED ON PORTIONS OF THE MESSAGE INDICATED BY A SENDING USER - Message processing is disclosed that includes detecting an action by a sending user selecting at least one portion of a message. An indication of the selected portion of the message is stored in the message, and the message transmitted to at least one message recipient. Contextually related content from the message for the selected portion may also be indicated in the message. The selected portion or portions of the message may be displayed to a recipient user, and selection by the recipient user of a portion of the message selected by said sending user may be detected. Contextually related content may be retrieved from the message in response detecting the recipient user's selection of the portion of the message selected by said sending user, and the contextually related content displayed to the recipient together with the portion of the message selected by said sending user.02-21-2013
20130046838SUPPORT FOR NETWORK ROUTING SELECTION - Retrieval of address data for control of routing through a network, such as a telephone network or an e-mail network is supported by a database with pre-stored address resolution information. Input from users is used to expand the database. When a first user inputs information that links a destination in the network to an information item, the database is expanded by adding a record that links the information item to a source identifier of the first user and a destination identifier of the destination. Subsequently, the added record is compared with address describing data from a second user. A destination address may be derived from the address describing data for example when at least one attribute associated with the second user and the source identifier match and at least part of the address describing data matches the information item. In another embodiment an address of the source identifier may be used as a destination address for the second user, when address describing data from the second user matches with the information item from the record.02-21-2013
20130046834UNIVERSAL DELIVERY NOTIFICATION FOR DIGITAL MESSAGES - A sending device transmits a message to a receiving device. After receiving the message, the receiving device transmits a delivery confirmation to a third party notification service. The delivery confirmation includes an ID corresponding to the receiving device, an ID corresponding to the sending device, the time of transmission, the time of reception, the format of the message and/or a message ID. This delivery confirmation is subsequently stored by the notification service. The sending device then sends a delivery inquiry to the notification service. The delivery inquiry includes information that allows the notification service to identify a stored delivery confirmation. If a message corresponding to the delivery inquiry is identified, the notification service responds to the sending device affirming that the message was successfully delivered. The notification service may also respond with multiple delivery confirmations that meet the criteria of the delivery inquiry.02-21-2013
20130046833Method and System for Sending a Digital Invitation Requesting a Data Upload - There is provided a method and system for sending, to a contact, a digital invitation requesting a data upload. There is provided a system comprising a server having a processor configured to receive the contact selected by a requester having a registered user account of a content sharing service, to transmit, to the contact, the digital invitation comprising a unique location identifier of the content sharing service, to receive a request to access the unique location identifier, to provide a file upload dialog associated with the registered user account and to receive a data upload in response to an uploading from the file upload dialog. Accordingly, an unregistered user of a content sharing service may upload a file to a registered user without registering a new account or obtaining the registered user login credentials.02-21-2013
20130046832MESSAGING POLICY CONTROLLED EMAIL DE-DUPLICATION - Example methods and apparatus associated with a messaging policy controlled email deduplication are provided. In one example a messaging policy is accessed. It is determined whether a received message complies with the policy based on rules of the messaging policy. If a message complies with the messaging policy, the message is displayed. If the message does not comply with the messaging policy, it is determined whether the message is duplicative. If the message is deemed duplicative it is not displayed. Conversely, if the message is not deemed duplicative it is displayed.02-21-2013
20080301247AUTOMATIC FILE SHARING OVER A NETWORK - A system includes a server, a source client executable on a first electronic device configured to be in communication with the server. The source client is operable to automatically upload a file to the server in response to a user of the first electronic device placing the file in a first electronic folder. The source client is configured to associate a first network address with the first electronic folder in response to a user instruction. A recipient client is executable on a second electronic device configured to be in communication with the server. The second electronic device is located at the first network address. The recipient client is operable to receive from the server the uploaded file.12-04-2008
20090193091Message Delivery Using a Plurality of Queue Managers - A method and system for message delivery in a messaging network are provided for enabling scaling. A messaging network includes a group of a plurality of queue managers, each of which includes means for carrying out a method comprising: receiving a message at a queue manager, removing at least some of the original message data to form a link message, adding a reference to the link message referring to the queue manager, sending the link message to a link message queue, and putting the original message to a local queue on the first queue manager. A link message queue may provided on each of the queue managers in the group, or single link message queue may be provided on one queue manager and accessible by the other queue managers in the group.07-30-2009
20090193090METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE DELIVERY IN MESSAGING NETWORKS - A method and system for message delivery in messaging networks is provided. The system provides a group of replicated queues for messages that are operable to be identified by an application before a message is read. The group of replicated queues are defined in association with a group of message managing systems, where a message is sent to each of the group of replicated queues to be accessible using any one of the group of message managing systems. The method includes creating a message including a unique identifier, and sending the message to each of a group of replicated queues with the message identifiable by the unique identifier information prior to the message being consumed.07-30-2009
20090193089Image forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus transmitting and receiving electronic mail within a network includes an identification information storage unit, a loop mail judgment unit, and a loop mail process control unit. The identification information storage unit stores identification information. The loop mail judgment unit judges whether or not the electronic mail is loop mail based on the identification information stored in the identification information storage unit. The loop mail process control unit executes a process arranged beforehand with respect to the electronic mail received based on judgment of the loop mail judgment unit.07-30-2009
20090193088Dynamic message correction - A system is presented to allow users in an instant messaging environment to edit already-exchanged messages dynamically, and resend the edited version of the message to the target users, as an example. The newly edited message received by the second user is clearly understandable because the corrected parts of the message have been tagged. Depending on the implementation, either a new complete and corrected message is sent, or the sent message indicates the recent editions. The altering user should go over the communication text, change or edit the text, and press ENTER.07-30-2009
20090193087System and method for configurable meeting invitation notification on unopened/unaccepted invitations - This presentation enhances current meeting/calendar programs, so that the user will receive alerts via cell or regular phone in the event that a user chooses to receive these alerts or is unaware of receiving a meeting invitation via an electronic mail or calendar system. Voice alert can be sent to cell or regular phone, and text alert can also be sent to cell phone. The user can select to get alerts via voice or text to any phone, and can type in the phone number via a configuration tool.07-30-2009
20090193086CONTROL OF AN INSTANT MESSAGE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS MULTIPLE CLIENTS WITH IDENTICAL CREDENTIALS - A method and system for improving control of an instant messaging system. Multiple instant message (IM) instances are initiated with identical credentials of a user of multiple users participating in an IM session controlled by an IM server. A front-of-screen representation enables the user to manage instance attributes and allows any user to view conversational connectivity information. The IM server receives the user's selection of a graphical element that represents a remote IM instance of the multiple IM instances. Via the first IM instance, the IM server receives the user's request for a computing device to perform an action that includes an interaction with the remote IM instance. The computing device performing the action is located remotely from the user and is executing the remote IM instance. The action is performed by controlling a remote system function of the computing device.07-30-2009
20090193085Patient informational exchange - Described herein are systems and methods for patients to exchange information related to medical conditions and systems and methods to provide a discussion forum by which patients may converse by posting and reviewing electronic messages. The stored messages may be indexed and moderated by a medical expert. The content of the messages may be mined for useful information, such as to identify a new treatment or syndrome or reaction to a drug.07-30-2009
20090193084Method and apparatus for obtaining information from a plurality of network elements - In one aspect, a method for obtaining information from a plurality of network elements via a management system is provided. According to one embodiment, a plurality of network elements join a broadcast group associated with a broadcast channel. A management request message is broadcasted to the group and is processed by each of the elements in the broadcast group. The network elements add the processed information to a response message in turn. When the response message reaches a threshold or no all the elements have added the processed information the response message is sent to the management system. If some elements have not added the processed information, a new response message is formed so that plurality of network elements that have not added the processed information may add the information.07-30-2009
20100011074PUBLICATION OF INFORMATIONAL MESSAGES TO SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for publishing information to a plurality of software applications are provided. The methods may comprise identifying a plurality of records to transmit to the software applications based on a last sequential identification code in a high watermark table of a persistent store. The plurality of records may be generated subsequent to a previous record corresponding to the last sequential identification code. A plurality of corresponding messages each corresponding to a record of the plurality of records may be prepared. Each of those messages may then be transmit to at least one software application and may include a most recent message corresponding to a most recent record. In the high water mark table of the persistent store, an updated last sequential identification code may be stored as a pointer for subsequent reference. The updated last sequential identification code may correspond to the most recent message transmitted in the plurality of corresponding messages.01-14-2010
20100011073USER-DEPLOYABLE DATA TRANSFORMATION AND EXCHANGE PLATFORM INCLUDING ON-DEMAND ITEM SYNCHRONIZATION AND USER-DEPLOYABLE ORDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A user-deployable data transformation and exchange platform includes on demand item synchronization formed by a user buildable dynamic link library associating incongruent article identifiers to reference common articles; and a user deployable order management system for generating, sending, receiving, and tracking the status of documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, facilitating commerce between the user and at least one other party. The platform may include an on-line network exchange. The system may include member originated, participant invitation for new member registration, including electronic notification to prospective members, and wherein new member registration utilizes data generated by the member originating the invitation. Searchable transaction histories may be maintained for member users, with each transaction having a current status identified and the ability to be flagged by a member user.01-14-2010
20110196939DEGREES OF SEPARATION FOR HANDLING COMMUNICATIONS - A sender's degrees of separation from a recipient may be used to aid in spam filtering or to otherwise handle a communication. The “degrees of separation” represent a metric used to quantify whether/how the recipient is linked to the sender through intermediary people or other entities. For example, a recipient may know a first user (first degree of separation) and the first user may know a second user (second degree of separation) who knows the sender of an e-mail. In this case, the sender is separated from the recipient by two degrees of separation (by two other contacts). A level of “trust” or “legitimacy” about a sender's communication can be inferred by looking at whether the sender is linked to an intended recipient. Typically, user contact lists (e.g., address book, buddy list, and/or white list) are evaluated to determine the number of degrees (or hops) are required to link or relate two users.08-11-2011
20110196938Method, System, And Storage Medium For Validating Users Of Communications Services And Messages Transmitted - Exemplary embodiments of the invention relate to a method, system, and storage medium for validating users of communications services. The method includes generating records for communications service users by at least one service provider. The records store information relating to the communications service users including legal liability information, an originator type code, and a validation code assigned to selected originator type codes. The validation code facilitates validation of the communications service users. The method also includes storing the records in a subscriber classification database. The originator type code classifies the communications service users according to nature of use, communications type, business type, geography, and age.08-11-2011
20110196937METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MESSAGE THREADS IN CONVERGEDIP MESSAGING SERVICE - A mechanism to enable multiple message threads management in the context of the Converged IP Messaging (CPM) service and in the context of CPM inter-working with SMS is provided. A CPM user can simply start a message-based conversation with another CPM or Short Message Service (SMS) user without explicitly establishing a session beforehand. All messages that belong to a given conversation are displayed in the corresponding conversational view (i.e. window) in the CPM user device, even if the conversation is stopped and restarted at a later time, and even if there are multiple message threads available (currently active or stored) in the CPM device. Message structures and behavior of the CPM system elements to enable the functionalities above as well as a mechanism makes the message threads management possible even between a CPM user and an SMS user are also provided.08-11-2011
20110196936Computer System Tools and Method for Development and Testing - The current invention allows a user to evaluate web pages, emails, or software across different operating systems without requiring the user to have the operating system being tested. The patent has a novel method to (1) generate screen captures in parallel, (2) create counter-anti-spam reporting and (3) a method to remotely interact any arbitrary operating system (DVA).08-11-2011
20110196935Identification of Message Recipients - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying a recipient for an electronic post. An electronic post that was authored by an authoring user is received. The post is detected to include text that partially, but not fully, identifies a target recipient for the post. The text that partially identifies the target recipient is determined to be associated with a valid first user account for a first domain or a valid second user account for a second domain. The first user account or the second user account is selected as a selected user account for the target recipient based on the determining. The electronic post is transmitted to a different remote computing device that is associated with the selected user account.08-11-2011
20110196933ACTIVE E-MAILS - A computer-implemented method can include accessing a micro-blog to retrieve a real-time copy of the micro-blog thread and delivering the real-time copy of the micro-blog thread for display in an e-mail message.08-11-2011
20110196932STATUS MESSAGE DE-DUPLICATION - In one aspect, a computer-implemented method of de-duplication of messages in a micro-blog includes receiving a first message and posting the first message to the micro-blog, receiving a second message, and classifying the second message as a new message or an edited version of the first message.08-11-2011
20110196931MODERATING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - A method for moderating an electronic message includes intercepting the electronic message at a server computing device, and evaluating content of the electronic message at the server computing device to determine if the electronic message is required to enter a moderation workflow prior to delivering the electronic message to at least one recipient. The method also includes sending an approval request message from the server computing device to at least one moderator device, receiving a first moderation decision message at the server computing device from the at least one moderator, sending an update message from the server computing device to the at least one moderator to update the approval request message to include one or more properties of the first moderation decision, and removing the approval request message from the moderation workflow.08-11-2011
20100049811Proxy email method and system - A system and method of proxy (02-25-2010
20110202621METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR E-MAIL ENHANCEMENT - A method for enhancing an electronic message, referred to as an e-mail, upon receiving the same in the e-mail inbox of a user, the method includes the following steps: a local application, working with the e-mail inbox and extracting a set of data contained in the incoming e-mail, sends the data set to a remote server, receives a response from the remote server, and attaches the response to the incoming e-mail; and the remote server receives the data set sent by the local application, analyses the data so as to identify specific elements, and sends the specific elements as a reply to the local application. The invention relates to the exchange of structured information by e-mail, and in particular to scheduling appointments, contact details, and monitoring tasks to be performed.08-18-2011
20110202620METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTERCEPTING JUNK MAIL - A method and a device for intercepting a junk mail are provided. The method mainly includes: A: obtaining text data of a mail which requires filtering processing; B: determining whether the text data contain a keyword in a string contained in a string database for mail filtering, and if the text data contain the keyword in the string contained in the string database for mail filtering, further determining whether the text data comprise a string corresponding to the keyword contained in the string database; and C: determining whether the mail is a junk mail according to a result of the further determining and according to a predetermined determining policy, and intercepting the mail if the mail is the junk mail. By the method and device, the scanning efficiency and the scanning speed can be improved, and real-time filtering for the mail can be implemented even when the string database has a relatively large dimension.08-18-2011
20110202619E-MAIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MAIL SERVER, FORWARDING METHOD AND MEDIUM - The invention provides a technique of automatically checking the validation of a destination address to which electronic mail is to be transferred. If the destination address is validated, the transfer of the mail to the address is permitted, so that no mail is transferred to the wrong address. An electronic mail management device (08-18-2011
20110202618Active Removal of E-Mail Recipient from Replies and Subsequent Threads - A computer program product prevents the delivery of undesired e-mail message. A remove request is received from a non-desiring client. The remove request identifies a first subject line or a first body text from a previous e-mail message. An active request is updated with the remove request. Responsive to updating the active requests, the non-desiring client is redacted from a previously received message within a message file. The previously received message includes a second subject line that matches the first subject line, or a second body text that matches the first body text.08-18-2011
20110202617METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING RELEVANT OPINIONS - A method, a system and a computer program product for obtaining one or more opinions relevant for a subject. A user may be enabled to select one or more individuals (corresponding to one or more sources) to receive the opinions therefrom on the subject. Further, the user may be enabled to send a message to request the individuals for providing the opinions corresponding to the selected subject. The message may be sent through one or more communication channels. Also, the individuals may be enabled to provide the opinions, corresponding to the message, through the one or more communication channels. Further, the user may be enabled to view the provided opinions. Also, the opinions relevant to the subject may be obtained from one or more public sources. The opinions received from the public sources may be aggregated, and ranked as per their relevance with respect to the subject.08-18-2011
20110202616DATA STORAGE METHOD AND MAIL RELAY METHOD OF STORAGE SYSTEM IN MAIL SYSTEM - In a mail system, the present invention implements a mail gateway that prevents data from being lost when a server fails and provides high delivery capability. In a mail system, the mail delivery performance of the mail gateway is increased by the communication method and data storage method used between the mail gateway and storage systems. More specifically, the mail gateway and storage system maintain a mail, which should be maintained by the mail gateway, in the volatile memory of the mail gateway and storage system. The mail that may be lost by a failure and important data such as accounting information are written in the nonvolatile memory of the storage system. In addition, the storage system processes multiple accesses to the nonvolatile memory at a time to speedily write data into the nonvolatile memory.08-18-2011
20110202606SELECTIVE COMMUNICATION OF MESSAGES - A message originator may generate messaging data for selective communication by a messaging provider via an interface generated by a browser software application. The user may also interact with various content providers such that event data is generated based on the user interaction with each content provider. The messaging provider can then obtain the messaging data and the event data to determine a target set of messages to be published. Additionally, the messaging provider can select a set of message recipients to receive, or otherwise access, the target set of messages based on filtering criteria submitted by the message originator, content provider, service provider, and/or message recipients. Credit may be allocated based on activity associated with the communicated messages. The messaging provider may also facilitate additional interaction between the message originator and the message recipients including the initiation of additional communication channels.08-18-2011
20110202615Mobile Device Streaming Media Application - A system and process for coordinating streaming content or messages is provided. A network-connected server maintains a database containing media content-related data, such as the text of a message, accompanying media, time of airing, payment and related comments. A user can view these feeds or streams of these consciousness messages by downloading a mobile application or browsing to a website. The application can also be used to create, schedule and pay for a media content message.08-18-2011
20110202614METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DIAMETER APPLICATION LOOP PREVENTION - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for providing Diameter application loop prevention. The method includes steps occurring at a first Diameter node. The method further includes receiving a first Diameter message that is to be sent to a destination. The method also includes determining whether the first Diameter message requires processing by a Diameter application. The method includes, in response to determining that the first Diameter message requires processing by the Diameter application, determining whether the first Diameter message has been processed by the Diameter application. The method further includes, in response to determining that the first Diameter message has been processed by the Diameter application, preventing the first Diameter message from being sent to the Diameter application for processing.08-18-2011
20110202613METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR ANSWER-BASED ROUTING OF DIAMETER REQUEST MESSAGES - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for answer-based routing of Diameter request messages are disclosed. According to one method, a Diameter request message is received from a first Diameter node at a. A copy of at least a portion of the Diameter request message is cached at the DSR and the Diameter request message is routed to a second Diameter node. The DSR determines whether a predetermined condition associated with an answer to the first Diameter request message exists. In response to determining that the predetermined condition exists, the cached portion of the Diameter request message is retrieved, a Diameter request that includes the cached portion of the Diameter request message is generated, and the generated Diameter request message is routed.08-18-2011
20110202612METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING ORIGIN ROUTING AT A DIAMETER NODE - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing origin routing at a Diameter node are disclosed. One exemplary method includes receiving, at a Diameter message processor associated with a DSR, a Diameter message from a first Diameter node. The method further includes accessing, using the Diameter message processor, Diameter peer routing information that includes Diameter origination information to determine a second Diameter node that is a peer of the DSR and to which the Diameter message is to be forwarded. The method also includes forwarding the Diameter message to the determined second Diameter node.08-18-2011
20110202611INITIATING INSTANT MESSAGING (IM) CHAT SESSIONS FROM EMAIL MESSAGES - Systems and methods for integrating instant messaging (IM) services and email services are described. In one embodiment, among others, an email message is received and an IM chat session is automatically initiated from the email message. In some embodiments, the initiation of the IM chat session may be subject to certain programmable criteria.08-18-2011
20110202609SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STRATEGIC ROUTING IN A PEER-TO-PEER ENVIRONMENT - An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables two endpoints to dynamically select one of multiple possible routes for inbound and outbound messages.08-18-2011
20110202608EMAIL SYSTEM LATENCIES AND BANDWIDTHS - One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for measuring a client's network latency and the client's connection bandwidth. A network latency is determined by adding a randomly generated variable to a browser query string for a get request for a test file on a remote server, where the test file fits in one response packet. A first amount of time it takes for the test file to be received by the browser from when the get request is sent is determined and used to determine the network latency between the client and remote server. A connection bandwidth is determined by determining a second amount of time it takes for an email response to be received by the browser for an email request from the browser to a remote server. The size of the response is identified and combined with the second time to determine the connection bandwidth.08-18-2011
20110202607METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIP BASED DYNAMIC ADVERTISEMENT OF PRESENCE INFORMATION - A method and system for dynamic advertisement of presence information using SIP is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for dynamic advertisement of presence information includes initiation of the presence invitation message by presence inviter which can be of XML format, distribution of presence invitation message by presence invitation distributor from presence inviter to presence invitee and acceptance of the presence invitation message by presence invitee including subscribing as per the invitation, which provides information to the presence invitees about newly available parts of presence information, through SIP REFER or SIP MESSAGE methods. In another embodiment of the present invention includes a method for sending the presence invitation message directly to a single presence invitee. In yet another embodiment of the present invention includes a method for sending the presence invitation message to multiple presence invitees in a URI-list through RLS and XDMS.08-18-2011
20120179768ANNOTATION OF DIGITAL ITEMS IN A SHARED LIST - Techniques are described for user-controlled annotation and sharing of one or more digital items. Examples of digital items that may be shared with other users include digital representations of graphic images, photographs, audio segments, songs, video segments, movies, and text (such as lists of favorites (e.g., a list of favorite books, a list of favorite movies, and a list of favorite places to visit)). A user may make a digital item available to other users of a computer network, such as an instant messaging system, a chat environment, or a subscription-based computer network. User-entered annotations, such as textual comments, may be associated with a digital item, and a user can select which other users can view and/or change all, or some, of the annotations.07-12-2012
20120179767DELIVERY AND MANAGEMENT OF STATUS NOTIFICATIONS FOR MULTIPLE MESSAGE FORMATS - Systems and methods are provided for managing and delivering status notifications relating to messages transmitted between communication devices. Each communication device is provided with a status agent for detecting transmission of messages to a recipient device and receipt of messages from a sending device. Upon transmission, the status agent notifies a status service of the outbound message. Upon receipt of a message or upon the message being marked read once received, the status agent notifies the status service that the received message has been received or read accordingly. The status service then notifies the status agent of the sending device that the message has been received or read, so that the sending device's status agent can notify a corresponding messaging application. The status service operates to reconcile outbound message notification and received or read status updates for messages sent using a number of different applications or formats.07-12-2012
20130086176DELAYED ELECTRONIC MAIL SENDING - A method can include associating an electronic document with an electronic mail message as an attachment and determining that the electronic document is in an uncompleted state using a processor. The method can include replacing the electronic document with an updated version of the electronic document as the attachment to the electronic mail message and sending the electronic mail message with the updated version of the electronic document as the attachment responsive to detecting a completion condition for the electronic document.04-04-2013
20100077053Alias Management Platforms and Methods - Systems and methods of managing aliases are disclosed. An alias management system can be configured to offer access to one or more aliases that point to distribution lists, where aliases can be managed as distinct objects relative to distributions lists or addresses. An alias user can submit desirable criteria for content distribution chain that includes properties of a desirable alias. An alias management server can be used to identify distributions lists that satisfy at least some of the desirable criteria. Additionally, an alias can be created that adheres to at least some of the properties or attributes of the desirable alias. Alias users can be permitted to utilize the alias subject to any rules or polices in place.03-25-2010
20100077052METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECOGNIZING DESIRED EMAIL - A system and method for recognizing an incoming email as a desired email examines outgoing email messages to arrange the email into fragments for which representations are created and stored. When an incoming message is received, the message is arranged into fragments for which representations are created. The representations of the incoming message are compared to the stored representations and if the matches between stored representations and the representations of the incoming message meet a predefined threshold test, the incoming message is recognized as being desirable. An incoming email message which has been recognized as being desirable can be subjected to a lesser examination to recognize a SPAM message, or to no further examination to recognize a SPAM message.03-25-2010
20100077051Phonetic Filtering of Undesired Email Messages - Several embodiments, among others, provided in the present disclosure teach a filtering of email messages for spam based on phonetic equivalents of words found in the email message. In some embodiments, an email message having a word is received, and a phonetic equivalent of the word is generated. Thereafter, the phonetic equivalent of the word is tokenized to generate a token representative of the phonetic equivalent. The generated token is then used to determine a spam probability.03-25-2010
20100077050Tracking of Electronic Mail Messages - Electronic mail messages are tracked for the sender by allowing the sender to flag the electronic mail messages. Flagging the electronic mail messages allows for various notifications to be provided to the sender. For example, notification may be provided to the sender by placing an item in a to-do bar for the sender that corresponds to the electronic mail message. As another example, notification may be provided to the sender by firing a reminder at some future time that corresponds to the electronic mail message. As another example, notification may be provided to the sender by including an indication in a related incoming electronic mail message that the incoming electronic mail message is related to the electronic message sent by the sender.03-25-2010
20100077049Reconfiguring an Electronic Message to Effect an Enhanced Notification - An electronic message may be reconfigured to effect an enhanced notification using an input interface to receive at least one electronic message created by or on behalf of a message source for delivery to an intended recipient. A matching engine determines whether the electronic message corresponds to a predetermined definition of an enhanced notification. An enhancement engine reconfigures the electronic message to the enhanced notification if stored information related to the intended recipient indicates that the intended recipient is subscribed to receive the enhanced notification. Reconfiguring the electronic message may include reconfiguring the message to provide special handling, routing or presentation.03-25-2010
20100077048INTERNET IDENTITY GRAPH AND SOCIAL GRAPH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A server computer provides to a client computer a web page permitting an internet user to enter an internet identity to be secured. The server receives an input indicating that an internet user has entered an identity and requested that the identity be secured on a plurality of web sites. The internet identity is registered on the plurality of web sites and the registration is verified to said internet user.03-25-2010
20100077047System and method for broadcasting messages to user sessions - Methods, apparatus, systems and computer program product for broadcasting a message to multiple users in a terminal server environment. Messages can be sent from the administrator to one or more user sessions using a communication path such as a file, a pipe, a socket, or a system protocol, such as Mach messaging. By using such a communication path rather than a central messaging system daemon or driver, user sessions can remain isolated from one another and established boundaries between user sessions can be maintained.03-25-2010
20100077046METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING MAINTENANCE INFORMATION IN AN AIRCRAFT - The invention in particular has as an object a method and a device for management of maintenance information items in an aircraft comprising a centralized maintenance system. After a maintenance message has been received (03-25-2010
20100077045METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING MESSAGING BETWEEN USERS OF DIFFERENT SOCIAL NETWORKS AND BETWEEN USERS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AND USERS OF OTHER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method for enabling messaging between users of different social networks is disclosed. Additionally, a method for enabling messaging between users of social networks and users of other communication systems which are not social networks is displosed. This is done by providing an identification mechanism to allocate unique user IDs guaranteeing user ID uniqueness across the different social networks and the other communication systems and by a mediation system comprised of social network specific and communication system specific interfaces and a mediation server connected to these interfaces.03-25-2010
20100077044MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A controller of a mobile communication apparatus, such as a cellular phone, that detects whether an external apparatus is connected to an interface, and transmits an email received from a base station to the external apparatus when the external apparatus is connected to the interface. The controller of the mobile communication apparatus also sets an email address of the mobile communication apparatus to a sender address of an email created by the external apparatus connected to the interface, and transfers the email created by the external apparatus to a base station.03-25-2010
20100077043DETECTING SPAM FROM A BULK REGISTERED E-MAIL ACCOUNT - The invention provides for at least three processes for detecting the probability of abusive use of a message account for sending large amounts of unsolicited messages, such as spam, to other message accounts. For example, information provided at registration for a new message account can be processed to determine the likelihood of abusive use of that message account. Also, inbound messages can be processed to determine if the message account that sent the inbound message is abusing the use of that message account. Additionally, outbound messages can be processed to determine if the message account that is attempting to send an outbound message is abusing the use of that message account. Each of these three processes can operate separately or in any combination with each other to further improve the probability that abusive use of a message account will be detected promptly and accurately.03-25-2010
20100077042METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ONE OR MORE PROCESSES IN A BUSINESS CENTER - The present invention provides a system and a method for managing a customer contact center. The system includes a one click sign-in module, a client-host, and a control module. The one click sign-in module enables one-click authentication of an agent for logging in to a plurality of applications during a data transaction. The client-host displays the plurality of applications to the agent on a single screen to enable access to critical information related to the data transaction from the plurality of applications. Further, the control module records the critical information of the data transaction for data analysis to manage one or more processes related to the data transaction.03-25-2010
20100077041Ranking Messages in an Electronic Messaging Environment - The present invention provides methods and systems to score messages exchanged over a network. The methods and systems may gather message interactions of a recipient. A message originating from a sender and destined for the recipient may be received at an email client. A sender score of the message may be determined based on one or more of sender information, the gathered message interactions, and one or more attributes associated with the message. The message may be marked with the determined score in a user interface associated with the email client.03-25-2010
20100077040DETECTION OF OUTBOUND SENDING OF SPAM - The invention provides for at least three processes for detecting the probability of abusive use of a message account for sending large amounts of unsolicited messages, such as spam, to other message accounts. For example, information provided at registration for a new message account can be processed to determine the likelihood of abusive use of that message account. Also, inbound messages can be processed to determine if the message account that sent the inbound message is abusing the use of that message account. Additionally, outbound messages can be processed to determine if the message account that is attempting to send an outbound message is abusing the use of that message account. Each of these three processes can operate separately or in any combination with each other to further improve the probability that abusive use of a message account will be detected promptly and accurately.03-25-2010
20100077039METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLAYING VIDEO ON A MOBILE DEVICE - The invention provides a system and a method for automatically switching from a local storage to a remote storage for recording a broadcast video stream, the switching being triggered by the fact that the local storage is almost full, and for automatically switching from a local storage to a remote storage for playing a broadcast video stream in a delayed manner, the switching being triggered by the fact that the video frames in the local storage are exhausted.03-25-2010
20100077038Method and Arrangement For Handling A Subscription For Client Data - A method and arrangement for temporarily withholding notifications with client data of at least one observed client to a watching client when the watching client has an ongoing subscription for receiving the notifications from a client data server. When the watching client receives a subscription suspend trigger, the watching client sends a subscription suspend message to the client data server indicating that client data notifications should be temporarily withheld while retaining the subscription. When the watching client subsequently receives a subscription resume trigger, the watching client sends a subscription resume message to the client data server indicating that the suspended subscription shall be resumed and allowing client data notifications to be delivered again. The watching client then subsequently receives client data notifications according to the subscription.03-25-2010
20100077037METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING EMAILS TO A RECIPIENT IN THE FASTEST POSSIBLE FASHION - The present invention relates generally to a method and system for delivering a message from a sender computing system to a recipient computing system and specifically to a method and system for delivering the message directly to the recipient or as close to the recipient's location as possible in order to enhance the recipients experience.03-25-2010
20100077036SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVELY OBTAINING ACCESS TO RESTRICTED CONTENT - The present invention is directed to a system, method and program product for interactively obtaining access to restricted content. A system is disclosed that includes a first device operable by a restricted party to transmit an access request to a restricting party. The access request requests access to the restricted content or to restricted event. A server receives the access request and relays it to the restricting party. A second device that is operable by the restricting party receives the access request from the server and transmits an access request response to the first device via the server.03-25-2010
20100077035Optimized Polling in Low Resource Devices - Methods and systems for optimizing server polling by a mobile client are described, thereby allowing mobile terminals to conserve battery life by more efficiently using resources such as the processor and transceiver in the mobile terminal. A broker system may be used to minimize wireless communication traffic used for polling. A broker stub intercepts server polling messages at the client, multiplexes the sever requests together, and forwards the multiplexed message to a broker skeleton that de-multiplexes and forwards the messages as appropriate. Polling may also be dynamically adapted based on user behavior, or a server guard may be used to monitor changes to data, and notify a client to poll its respective server when the server guard detects new or updated data on that server for that client.03-25-2010
20100077034MODIFYING ENVIRONMENTAL CHAT DISTANCE BASED ON AVATAR POPULATION DENSITY IN AN AREA OF A VIRTUAL WORLD - A mechanism for modifying a chat distance associated with an environmental chat based on the avatar population density of an area of a virtual universe associated with the environmental chat. An initial environmental chat distance may be determined based on the avatar population density, i.e., the number of avatars, in the area of the virtual universe associated with the environmental chat. The environmental chat distance may be modified in response to a change in the number of avatars in the area of the virtual universe associated with the environmental chat. The environmental chat distance may be modified such that the environmental chat distance is inversely proportional to the detected number of avatars in the virtual universe area associated with the environmental chat.03-25-2010
20100077033Method and System for Facilitating Contacting People Using Electronic Devices - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using improved approaches to contact users that can be contacted in a variety of different ways are disclosed. According to one aspect, one user is able to be automatically informed of an appropriate (e.g., preferred) way to contact another user. Once informed of the appropriate way, another user can be contacted (automatically or on user request) using the appropriate way.03-25-2010
20100077032SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED MATCHING BASED ON QUESTION RESPONSES - In one example embodiment, an apparatus is provided that includes a central website that interfaces with one or more end users to establish a profile for each of the end users to be used in matching the end users to each other for a potential relationship. Information is provided in the profile and the information includes relevant characteristics of corresponding end users. A first end user is asked one or more questions after their profile is established, the questions being posed to a second end user whose respective profile has also been established and whose profile has already been matched to the first end user's profile. Answers for the questions from the first and second end users are compared and a subsequent message is sent to the first end user if the answers provided by the first end user and the second end user are compatible.03-25-2010
20120246253APPARATUS WITH SWITCH GENERATING SMS MESSAGE - Apparatus for selectively enabling functionality of a machine having a first state, wherein some or all of the functionality associated with the machine is selectively disabled, the apparatus comprising: an input for a user to select the disabled functionality; a transmitter for sending an SMS message in response to a user input at the input means; a controller for generating a control signal associated with the sending of the SMS message, the control signal configured to place the machine in a second active state in which some or all of the functionality associated with the machine is selectively enabled.09-27-2012
20120246252Electronic Communication Reminder Technology - Systems and methods concerning electronic communication reminder technology are disclosed. A receiving device having one or more processors and a memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, receives a first electronic message addressed to a particular user, from a first sender, and in accordance with a determination that the particular user has not responded to the first electronic message, alerts the particular user, at a predefined time, to the first electronic message. The predefined time is determined based at least in part on response pattern data corresponding to one or more characteristics associated with the receiving device, the first electronic message, the particular user, or the first sender.09-27-2012
20120246251DISPLAYING COMPLEX MESSAGING THREADS INTO A SINGLE DISPLAY - A method for organizing a message thread containing one or more messages. A root message and reply groupings are identified, each reply grouping depending from the root message. Each reply grouping has one or more child reply messages depending from a common parent message. The child reply messages within each reply grouping are ordered in chronological order based on the time of each of the one or more child reply messages was received or sent. The reply groupings are hierarchically ordering based on a relationship between the reply grouping and its parent message. A single display allows a user to view the message thread and the content of all of the messages in accordance with the hierarchical ordering.09-27-2012
20120246250Network Operating System and Method for Messaging within an Access Control Model - The invention provides a system and method for a network operating system. The system includes a complex data medium that enables the continuous reconciliation of the collaborative information process and product. The system generally increases productivity by enabling a network dynamic among knowledge workers. The system unifies e-mail and shared file management, synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, serial and parallel work flow, top-down and bottom-up collaboration, and information lifecycle management.09-27-2012
20120246249SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SECURITIES TRADING INSTRUCTIONS AND COMMUNICATING ORDER STATUS VIA A MESSAGING INTERFACE - A system allowing traders, etc. to use instant messaging (IM) (or other non-FIX based) communications to input trading instructions directly into a broker's Order Management System (OMS) for managing/executing trades. Accordingly, trading instructions may be provided electronically directly from a buy-side trader, and directly to a sell-side broker's/brokerage's OMS, without the need for the sell-side broker to manually re-key the order into the sell-side firm's OMS. Further, trading instructions are provided in electronic format directly to the broker's OMS without the need for the buy-side trader to have an expensive FIX based OMS or associated FIX connection, which is also expensive, thereby allowing relatively smaller investment houses/buy-side organizations to enjoy the benefits of electronic delivery of trading instructions directly to brokers' OMS.09-27-2012
20120246248Image Forming Apparatus that Transmits/Receives an Electronic Mail Related to Image Formation, Image Forming Method, and Recording Medium - Provided is an image forming apparatus, including: a communication processing section; a command template transmission section; and a command execution section. The communication processing section transmits/receives an electronic mail related to image formation. The command template transmission section causes the communication processing section to transmit, upon detection of a specific event, a notification electronic mail including a notification of the specific event and a command template of a predetermined command related to the specific event in a text format to a predetermined electronic mail address. The command execution section executes, when a command electronic mail including a command of the same format as the command template in a text format is received by the communication processing section, a process designated by the command included in the command electronic mail.09-27-2012
20120246247METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION PUSH SERVICE BASED ON WIRELESS LAN ACCESS POINT - A method for an information push service at a mobile station based on a wireless local area network (LAN) access point (AP). The method includes receiving a beacon message including a shortened Uniform Resource Locator (URL) from at least one AP, acquiring information based on the shortened URL included in the beacon message, and displaying the acquired information together with information included in the beacon message. The method allows a user to simply, conveniently, and easily acquire and make use of peripheral information of an area in which the user is located. The method also provides a service dependent on information on a position of contents, thereby being capable of allowing the user to easily access the contents.09-27-2012
20120246246USER NOTIFICATION - A data processing device comprises a notification controller configured to provide notification to a user in response to a data processing event at that device or another device to which that device is connected; and a user interface by which the user can attend to a user notification to carry out a data processing task relating to the notified data processing event; the notification controller being configured to inhibit further notifications while the user is attending to a current notification using the user interface.09-27-2012
20120246243ELECTRONIC MAIL SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An electronic mail system includes plural user terminal apparatuses, a distribution apparatus, an information providing apparatus, and a storage device. The distribution apparatus distributes an electronic mail to a specified destination in response to a distribution request for distributing the electronic mail. The distribution request is sent from any of the plural user terminal apparatuses. Each of the plural user terminal apparatuses includes a display processing unit that performs a process to display a list of electronic mails, a detecting unit that detects a process, and a process detection information sending unit that sends process detection information. The information providing apparatus includes a registration unit that obtains and registers the process detection information, a history information generating unit that generates history information, and a history information sending unit that sends the generated history information.09-27-2012
20120246242SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMING APPOINTMENTS - The present relates to a method and system for electronically confirming appointments. The method and system access by a coordination module an appointment database and assign by the coordination module an appointment identifier to an appointment to be confirmed. Then, the coordination module generates a verification message comprising appointment information and the appointment identifier. The verification message is electronically sent by a communication module to at least one electronic address of a corresponding client. Then, the communication module receives a response message comprising the appointment identifier from the client. The coordination module treats the response message, and updates the appointment database in accordance with the response message.09-27-2012
20120246241SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DISTRIBUTED DYNAMIC ROUTING USING A LOGICAL BROKER - Systems and methods are disclosed that provide a single logical broker from the point of view of a message consumer connected to a messaging network. The messaging network implements dynamic routing that adapts to changes in the message preferences of the message consumer and the message consumer's availability throughout the messaging network. In various embodiments, the connection/disconnection of a message consumer and/or changes to message routing criteria at any broker in the network are propagated to all other brokers in the network until the entire network is adapted, such that a message consumer may connect to any broker node and receive the same network service and functionality regardless of connection point.09-27-2012
20120246240Providing Context Information Relating To Media Content That Is Being Presented - An approach is provided for enabling a user to obtain additional information pertaining to a set of media content that is currently being presented to the user. According to this approach, a media access device: (a) accesses a set of media content and some context information pertaining to the media content: (b) provides the media content to a presentation device for presentation to a user; (c) generates a context message based upon the context information; and (d) sends the context message to a receiving device being used by the user. Using the information in the context message, the receiving device provides the user with additional information relevant to the media content being presented. By sending the context message to the receiving device, the media access device makes it much easier and more convenient for the user to access additional information relevant to the media content.09-27-2012
20120246239Method for Establishing Interpersonal Communication and System - A method includes determining a set of individuals available to participate in a chat event, and determining a pairing of individuals from the first set including a first individual and a second individual, the pairing based on matching criterion. The method also includes providing an invitation to the first individual and to the second individual, establishing communication between the first individual and the second individual in response to an acceptance of the first invitation by the first individual or in response to an acceptance of the first invitation by the second individual.09-27-2012
20120246238ASYNCHRONOUS MESSAGING TAGS - A method includes receiving a message from a user device, determining whether the message includes a tag, identifying at least one interaction the user device performed with an application responsive to determining that the message includes the tag, calculating a difference between a time the message was received and a time associated with the at least one identified interaction, determining whether the difference between the time the message was received and the time associated with the at least one identified interaction is within a threshold value, and associating the tag with the application associated with the at least one interaction responsive to determining that the difference between the time the message was received and the time associated with the at least one identified interaction is within the threshold value.09-27-2012
20100115040Systems And Methods For Creating And Updating Reputation Records - According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method is provided for generating a reputation record and filtering electronic messages, each reputation record including a reputation score and a reputation key. The method includes receiving at least one incoming event notification, including a reputation key; determining, based on the reputation key, whether a corresponding reputation record exists; creating a new reputation record if the corresponding reputation record does not exist; determining a trust determination function based on the incoming event notification; calculating a reputation score based on the determined trust determination function, the incoming event notification, and an attribute associated with the reputation key; storing the calculated reputation score along with the reputation key in either the new reputation record or the corresponding reputation record; and filtering one or more electronic messages based on the calculated reputation score.05-06-2010
20100115039COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION SERVER, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR RECOMMENDING COMMUNICATION TOOL - A communication system and a communication method of recommending a communication tool based on a state of a counter party are provided. In the communication system a server may be connected with at least one terminal over a network. The server may estimate a current state of a user of a first terminal from an expanding profile received from the first terminal and recommend a communication tool corresponding to the current state. A second terminal may receive the current state of the user of the first terminal and a recommended communication tool from the server. Accordingly, it is possible to perform communication according to the state of a counter party.05-06-2010
20130086187SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING VALID SENDER - Systems, methods, computer program products, and networks for messaging. An example of a method includes outputting a receiver specific indication of validation to a receiver of a message if a sender of the message has been validated. In this example data regarding the receiver specific indication was selected prior to the outputting, the selected data including data associated with the receiver on a website of the sender.04-04-2013
20130086186COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR COLLECTION, AGGREGATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF ELECTRONIC DATA - A method for the collection, aggregation and authentication of data comprises the storage of blank copies of a specially pre-prepared form at a server, the distribution of copies of the form to remote users by email or web download, the input of data to the forms by remote users, the electronic submission of the data to the server; the transmission of a message to remote users' email address requesting a confirmation of signing, the confirmation including the collection of information identifying the remote user to the server, the incorporation of the data transmitted from the remote user into the copy of the form stored at the server and the return of a filled out and authenticated form to an email address designated for the receipt of the data.04-04-2013
20130086183SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MESSAGE QUEUES FOR MULTINODE APPLICATIONS IN A MIDDLEWARE MACHINE ENVIRONMENT - A middleware machine environment can provide message queues for multinode applications. The transactional middleware machine environment includes a message control data structure on a message receiver and a heap data structure in a shared memory that is associated with the message receiver. The message sender operates to write a message directly into the heap data structure, and to maintain metadata associated with the message in the message control data structure. Furthermore, the message control data structure can be a ring structure with a head pointer and a tail pointer. Additionally, the message receiver resides on a server that is connected with a plurality of clients, with each of said clients keeping a private copy of the message control data structure. Also, the message receiver can support concurrent access to the message control data structure associated with the message receiver.04-04-2013
20130086182SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method and computer program for proving a short message service (SMS) message was sent and received. The computer-implemented method includes: designating a message type for the SMS message, wherein the message type includes a normal type and a legal type; in response to designating a legal type for the SMS message, changing a header for the SMS message, wherein the header indicates that the SMS message should be stored; storing the SMS message with a trusted authority; and sending the SMS message, from a sender, to a receiver.04-04-2013
20130080547Network facilitation of multi-modality communication modification - Disclosed herein are example embodiments for a network communication device in conjunction with multi-modality communication modification. By way of example but not limitation, a network communication device may propagate first communication data of a communication that relates to at least a first and a second communication device and may determine to modify at least one user interaction communication modality associated with the second communication device after at least a portion of the first communication data has been propagated between the first and second communication devices. It may effectuate at least one conversion with regard to second communication data of the communication, with the at least one conversion causing at least a portion of the second communication data to comport with the at least one modified user interaction communication modality. It may further propagate the second communication data of the communication responsive at least partially to the at least one conversion.03-28-2013
20130080552Federated Challenge Credit System - Systems and methods for reducing the number of challenge messages that are sent in response to an incoming message in situations where the incoming message is likely not unsolicited. The systems and methods include evaluating the behavior of a sender with regard to one or more federated messaging services and determining if the sender is approved or unapproved. If the sender is approved, the incoming message is deliver to a recipient's inbox without issuing a challenge message. Unapproved senders are required to respond to a challenge message.03-28-2013
20130080540ARCHIVE CONTROL FOR TEXT MESSAGES - Systems and methods for controlling how text messages are archived. A system identifies a text message for delivery over a mobile network, and identifies protection information for controlling archiving of the text message. The system inserts the protection information in the text message, and transmits the text message with the protection information towards a destination. The same or another system, such as a message center, receives the text message, and identifies the protection information inserted in the text message. The receiving system further identifies an end user associated with the text message, and identifies privacy policies provisioned for the end user. The receiving system then processes the privacy policies and the protection information to determine if the text message is authorized to be archived, such as in an archive server.03-28-2013
20130080550VOICE INSTANT MESSAGING - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data include enabling instant messaging communication between a sender an at least one recipient through an instant messaging host. In addition, voice communication is enabled between the sender and the recipient through the instant messaging host.03-28-2013
20130080541Peer-Based Messaging Systems and Methods - Peer-based messaging systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method for transmitting electronic messages may include receiving an electronic message, originated at a first communication device, over a first protocol. The electronic message is received at a second communication device. The method may also include converting, at the second communication device, the electronic message to a second protocol. The first protocol is different from the second protocol. The method may also include sending the electronic message to a third communication device over the second protocol.03-28-2013
20130080553MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of cross-platform messaging including receiving, by a messaging system, at least one initial message having a message format, an initial message layout and data indicative of at least one user associated with the at least one initial message, and before delivery to a destination communication device associated with the at least one user, converting, by the messaging system, an initial message into an adapted message, and facilitating, by the messaging system, delivery of the adapted message to the destination communication device. The adapted message is characterized by, at least, an adapted message layout, and the adapted message layout differs from the initial message layout in a characteristic associated with respective message layout such as number of media objects, a graphical image of a media object, a size of a placeholder related to a media object, and a location of a media object within a respective message layout.03-28-2013
20130080548Email Enabled Project Management Applications - A web application for managing multiple matters may have an email interface that may be used to update status items as well as upload and categorize documents. The web application may authenticate the source of the information, and may apply the various input received via email to an appropriate matter. The email interface may generate email queries for users, and the queries may include various identifiers that may be used to apply a response to the appropriate matter. The email interface may allow a user to create new matters or activities within matters. An email's subject line, contents, attachments, or other information may be analyzed.03-28-2013
20130080543ELECTRONIC MESSAGE MONITORING - A tool for preventing incorrect addressing of an electronic message. The tool analyzes incoming and outgoing electronic messages for indications that the user previously sent a message to a recipient mistakenly. The tool flags the recipient as potentially incorrect for future electronic messages. When selecting a recipient from a list, flagged recipient IDs display lower than other recipient IDs. The tool may require verification if a flagged recipient ID is selected.03-28-2013
20130080546PERSISTING CONTACT INFORMATION IN MAILBOX - Multiple contacts are aggregated through contact linking into a unified profile view addressing conflicting data, duplicates, etc. By persisting contact information in a server-maintained mailbox that is used as a storage model and as the contact linking system, roaming solution across form factors (mobile, slate, PC, etc.) can be provided with higher accuracy and fewer false positives. By centralizing the solution in the mailbox, redundancy and manual work by the user is substantially reduced. Contact data, communication heuristics, corporate directory meta-data, instant messaging data, etc. can be leveraged in linking contacts.03-28-2013
20130080539SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING QUICK LINK COMMUNICATIONS - Various systems and methods for performing quick link communications are described. One embodiment is a method for initiating communications on a communications device. The method comprises retrieving, by the communications device, communication information from a display terminal, the communication information being derived by the display terminal. The method further comprises displaying, by the communications device, at least one quick link according to the communication information. Based on a user input relating to the at least one quick link, a communications session is initiated by the communications device.03-28-2013
20130080551Passive Personalization of Buddy Lists - Personalizing communications for a first communication platform includes accessing status information for communication sessions by a communication identity that leverage a first communication platform other than an instant messaging platform. A participant list associated with the communication identity and the first communication platform is passively configured to persistently reflect a list of participant identities from communication sessions in which the communication identity recently participated using the communication platform.03-28-2013
20130080542INTERFACE GATEWAY AND METHOD OF INTERFACING A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH A GUEST SERVICE DEVICE - An interface gateway interfaces between a first device and a second device serving a hospitality establishment. The first device is one of a property management system (PMS) and a guest service device, and the second device is the other of the property management system (PMS) and the guest service device. One or more communication ports perform data communications with the first device and the second device. One or more processors receive a message from the first device, determine that the message is in a first format, convert the message from the first format to an internal data structure, parse the message in the internal data structure to determine that the message is applicable to the second device, determine that the second device supports a second format, convert the message from the internal data structure to the second format, and send the message in the second format to the second device.03-28-2013
20130080538METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR AFFECTING USER ASSOCIATIONS IN OVER THE TOP (OTT) SERVICE PLATFORMS - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for affecting user associations in over the top (OTT) service platforms. The method includes receiving a first message for initiating associations or disassociations between a first user and a second user of over the top (OTT) service platforms. The OTT service platforms are controlled and operated by distinct entities. The method also includes determining, using at least one of information in the first message and stored information, the OTT service platforms in which associations are to be established or disestablished. The method further includes sending at least a second message for establishing or disestablishing an association between the first user and the second user in the OTT service platforms.03-28-2013
20130080549INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, INFORMATION PROVIDING PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROVIDING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREIN - The server 03-28-2013
20130080545AUTOMATIC ACCESS SETTINGS BASED ON EMAIL RECIPIENTS - A system is provided for automatically designating access and permission settings for documents in a collaborative authoring environment. The system may automatically configure the access and permission settings based on an email message with a link to a document for collaborative editing. The system may determine that certain recipient users in the “CC:” line of the email message be granted read only access while other recipient users in the “To:” line of the email message be granted editing access. Designating the access and privilege settings for the linked document in the email may be transparent to the sender and the recipients of the email. The system may automatically designate the access and privilege settings to the linked document for the recipients of the email without requiring any external input by the sender of the email.03-28-2013
20130080544SOCIAL NETWORK STEALTH AND COUNTER MESSAGING - Stealth and counter messaging, in some embodiments in the context of social networking sites, is disclosed. A first user may provide a first, counter-message along with a second, stealth message. When posting the first message, its corresponding identifier as set by the social networking site is recorded in a linked relationship to the second message. When an authorized second user retrieves the first message from the social networking site, its identifier is queried to determine whether there is a corresponding second message. After locating the identifier for the first message, the associated second message is retrieved and transmitted to the second user.03-28-2013
20100036918MESSAGE FILTERING SYSTEM - A message filtering system is provided including a message management unit and a message monitoring unit in communication with the message management unit. The message management unit is configured to send and receive message over a network and to route messages to the message monitoring unit based on a message source, and the message monitoring unit is configured to parse the message and locate identifiers in the message and to re-route the message based on the identifier located in the message.02-11-2010
20130080558PERSISTING A GROUP IN AN INSTANT MESSAGING APPLICATION - Various technologies pertaining to instant messaging are described herein. A persistent instant messaging group is created, wherein the persistent instant messaging group comprises a plurality of members and persists over a plurality of instant messaging sessions. Instances of an instant messaging application are installed on mobile telephones, and the instant messaging application is used to transmit instant messages between members of the persistent instant messaging group. Messages directed towards offline members of the persistent instant messaging group are transmitted to such members when they come online.03-28-2013
20130080557METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE DIAGNOSTIC, CONTROL, AND INFORMATION COLLECTION BASED UPON A CONNECTION OR CONNECTIONLESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SENDING MESSAGES TO THE RESOURCE MANAGER - A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is transmitted using electronic mail or via a direct connection. The electronic mail may be transmitted over the Internet to a service center or from a service center to a resource administrator, but also may remain within a local or wide area network for transmission between a machine and a resource administrator. E-mail messages may be transmitted from a computer which is attached to a device that is being monitored or controlled and include information regarding the status, usage, or capabilities of the attached device. The device may send status messages and usage information of the device to either a resource administrator or to a service center on the Internet through a firewall.03-28-2013
20130080556Social Network Site Recommender System and Method - Particular embodiments evaluate a plurality of messages. Each message may be associated with an author. Information may be logged for each message, such as information associated with the author, information associated with one or more designated recipients of the message, and time information. Correlation values may be determined for one or more sets of designated recipients based on at least a portion of the logged information. Particular embodiments may determine an association amongst a plurality of users over time. The determination may be based on the correlation values. At least one of the plurality of users may comprise at least one of the designated recipients.03-28-2013
20130080555Mass Multimedia Messaging - A method and system of mass multimedia messaging in a system having a service provider and a plurality of subscriber communication terminals supported by the service provider, wherein at least some of the subscriber terminals have different messaging capabilities and different message format requirements. The method includes adaptation and handling of a mass multimedia message, and mass multimedia message notification. The system uses a retrieval platform and a processing platform. The retrieval platform generates a unique message identifier for the mass multimedia message, and pre-adapts the message into adapted content messages for the terminal types supported by the service provider. The processing platform formats message notifications for the subscriber terminals based on each terminal's messaging capabilities, with each notification containing the unique message identifier.03-28-2013
20130080554SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING LOGIC IN E-MAIL MESSAGES - Computer program products, apparatus, and methods for processing a human-readable message are provided. The message is received at a first computer in the form of an e-mail. A check is performed to determine whether the message includes (i) a tag originated by a sender of the message and (ii) human-readable instructions interpretable by the first computer to pre-process the message by a pre-process routine. The pre-process routine calls for (i) requesting and receiving, over a network or the Internet from a third computer, data from one or more data fields of a database responsive to the human-readable instructions and (ii) modifying the human-readable message, thereby creating a plurality of processed human-readable messages. When it is determined that the message includes (i) the tag and (ii) the human-readable instructions the message is pre-processed in accordance with the human-readable instructions using the pre-process routine.03-28-2013
20130036173PERSONALIZING COMMUNICATIONS USING ESTIMATES OF THE RECIPIENT'S SENSITIVITY LEVEL DERIVED FROM RESPONSES TO COMMUNICATIONS - A “message broker” personalizes messages based on the recipient's estimated “privacy sensitivity.” By carefully estimating the sensitivity, the message broker can achieve the advantages of personalized messaging without incurring the disadvantages of offending or scaring away the recipient. In a first set of embodiments, messages are sent to a recipient, and information about the recipient's responses is collected and analyzed. The sensitivity level of the recipient is estimated based on this collected information. In a second set of embodiments, messages are sent that include an offer in which an incentive will be given to the recipient in exchange for allowing a certain type of access to specific information associated with the recipient. In a third set of embodiments, the message broker sends messages that request information associated with the recipient, but the messages do not include explicit offers to give incentives in exchange for the information.02-07-2013
20130036184System and Method for Providing Time Zone as Instant Messaging Presence - A system and method are provided to obtain and use time zone information as presence in instant messaging. The time zone information is obtained by a user's mobile device and is sent to other mobile devices corresponding to the user's contacts. The time zone information of a contact may be displayed on the user's IM application, including the contact list and instant messaging conversation window. The location of the mobile device may also be provided. The user uses the time zone and location information to discern the status of a contact. Rule-based decisions that rely on the time zone information are also used to affect the operation of the instant messaging application.02-07-2013
20130036183METHOD AND PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR ROUTING A MESSAGE REQUEST - A method and a processing system for routing a message request are provided in the present invention. Using the present invention, a message, which is returned by a party receiving the message request, is routed, according to a predefined designation, to a designated client, which is one of multiple simultaneous online clients sharing the identical user identifier, via a server, and therefore the requirements of the users are satisfied and the experiences of the users are improved.02-07-2013
20130036182METHOD FOR DISAMBIGUATING EMAIL RECIPIENT FIELDS IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device and a method implemented within the electronic device for disambiguating email recipient fields by extracting sufficient information from the domain portion of an intended recipient's email address to disambiguate between a personal and a business email address. An exemplary method includes parsing at least one of said multiple addresses in a recipient field of the email to extract information capable of distinguishing the at least one of said multiple addresses from at least another of the multiple addresses, and displaying the information in the recipient field of the email.02-07-2013
20130036176SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUSINESS PROCESS GATEWAY TOKEN FLOW - Systems and methods are provided, for use in a messaging subsystem, which manages gateway flow. A system for use in a messaging subsystem, which manages gateway flow, can comprise a computer, including a computer readable medium and processor. The system can also comprise a business process, stored on the computer, wherein the business process includes a plurality of gateways; and a plurality of counters, each associated with a different gateway, wherein each counter indicates how many tokens are required for the associated counter to activate. The system can statically analyze the business process to identify each of the plurality of gateways, determine, at runtime, for each gateway whether to decrement the counter associated with a subsequent gateway, and decrement the counter associated with the subsequent gateway to manages gateway flow.02-07-2013
20130036175DISASTER RESPONSE SYSTEM - A disaster response system receives location data and status data from participating devices in an area affected by a disaster. The disaster response system provides data to client devices outside the affected area. The data indicate statuses of people within the affected area. Disaster response system also instructs routers to perform actions to adjust bandwidth available for a particular use during and after the disaster.02-07-2013
20130036174PERSONALIZING COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON AN ESTIMATED SENSITIVITY LEVEL OF THE RECIPIENT - A “message broker” personalizes messages based on the recipient's estimated “privacy sensitivity.” By carefully estimating the sensitivity, the message broker can achieve the advantages of personalized messaging without incurring the disadvantages of offending or scaring away the recipient. In a first set of embodiments, messages are sent to a recipient, and information about the recipient's responses is collected and analyzed. The sensitivity level of the recipient is estimated based on this collected information. In a second set of embodiments, messages are sent that include an offer in which an incentive will be given to the recipient in exchange for allowing a certain type of access to specific information associated with the recipient. In a third set of embodiments, the message broker sends messages that request information associated with the recipient, but the messages do not include explicit offers to give incentives in exchange for the information.02-07-2013
20130138745METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION INQUIRIES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a processor that can determine a standard inquiry message from an inquiry command captured at a first communication device of a first user. The standard inquiry message can have an importance rating based on an urgency of the inquiry command and based on behavior information associated with the first user. The processor can deliver the standard inquiry message and the importance rating to a communications management agent of a second communication device, where an inquiry indicator accompanies the delivery of the standard inquiry message at the second communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-30-2013
20130086193INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, LINKAGE SERVER, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system 04-04-2013
20130086192GROUP SWARM METRICS AND CONTENT - Methods for providing group swarm metrics and content are described herein. In different aspects, the methods may include compiling a content access metric. The methods may also include determining a threshold metric for a user. Further, the methods may include generating a notification message for the user when the compiled content access metric reaches the threshold metric. The methods may additionally include delivering the notification message to the user. The techniques described herein may enable the user to retrieve the content.04-04-2013
20130086191ADJUNCT USE OF INSTANT MESSENGER SOFTWARE TO ENABLE COMMUNICATIONS TO OR BETWEEN CHATTERBOTS OR OTHER SOFTWARE AGENTS - A method and article of manufacture are provided for communicating confidential information during an electronic chat session. The chat session has a plurality of participants, including human users and associated software controlled agents. The software controlled agents have artificial intelligence. A first human user requests a first software controlled agent associated with the first human user to request information from a second software controlled agent associated with a second human user. The second agent receives authorization to release the requested information. The second agent transmits the requested information, wherein the transmitted information is not revealed to the human users.04-04-2013
20130086190Linking Sounds and Emoticons - A method and apparatus for linking sounds and emoticons to allow a recipient of a message containing an emoticon to hear audio associated with the emoticon. In one aspect of the invention, a first user or sender establishes a link or association between the emoticon being sent and a sound file to be associated with that particular emoticon. The emoticon is then transmitted from the sender to the recipient along with the link or association such that the recipient can hear the audio when the emoticon is displayed.04-04-2013
20130086189METHOD OF CATEGORIZING MESSAGES RECEIVED BY A USER OF A COMPANY SOCIAL NETWORK - The invention relates to a method for categorizing messages received by a user of a company's social network, said method being provided to: 04-04-2013
20130086188MESSAGE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for handling large numbers of messages of one or more message types. In embodiments, the scalable messaging system reads from lists of recipient addresses and template messages, mergers them into messages, removes known blacklisted addresses, facilitates the rapid delivery of these messages via a dynamic queuing and dynamic message server deployment, and stores errors and other statistics. In embodiments, the scalable messaging system may include messaging system instances at different locations.04-04-2013
20130086185SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MULTIMEDIA SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM - The present application is directed to methods and systems for a social networking media system. Users may record brief media messages comprising video and/or audio, via a desktop computing machine, portable computing machine, laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other computing device, and upload the media message to a web provider. Although sometimes referred to as multimedia, in many embodiments, the messages may comprise only audio or only video. Other users of the system may view the media message and record reply media messages, which are similarly uploaded to the web provider. In some embodiments, the message and reply messages may be linked, providing an interactive media-based asynchronous dialogue.04-04-2013
20130086184ENFORCEMENT OF CONDITIONAL POLICY ATTACHMENTS - Framework for conditionally attaching web service policies to a policy subject (e.g., a web service client or service endpoint) at subject runtime. In one set of embodiments, a constraint expression can be defined that specifies one or more runtime conditions under which a policy should be attached to a policy subject. The constraint expression can be associated with the policy and the policy subject via policy attachment metadata. The constraint expression can then be evaluated at runtime of the policy subject to determine whether attachment of the policy to the policy subject should occur. If the evaluation indicates that the policy should be attached, the attached policy can be processed at the policy subject (e.g., enforced or advertised) as appropriate. Using these techniques, the policy subject can be configured to dynamically exhibit different behaviors based on its runtime context.04-04-2013
20130086181IDENTIFYING FIRST CONTACT UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS - Techniques involving identification of electronic messages that are the first contact between the sender identification and addressed recipients. One representative technique includes identifying electronic messages originating from a sender that are first contact electronic messages between the sender and targeted recipients. The sender of the electronic messages may be designated as a source of unsolicited messages if heuristics involving the first contact electronic messages indicate a distribution of unsolicited messages by the sender.04-04-2013
20130086180Message Classification and Management - Message management and classification techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a message received from a sender for delivery via a user account is examined to extract one or more features of the message. A determination is then made as to whether the message corresponds to one or more categories based on the extracted features, the categories usable to enable features to be applied to the message in a user interface.04-04-2013
20130086179SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONFIGURING OPERATIONS OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES - Information is recorded that corresponds to an online activity of a user. The information identifies at least one or more instances of time when the online activity occurred. A communication from the communication service is delivered to the user at a selected transmission time that is based at least in part on the one or more instances of time. The communication service may be configured or otherwise instructed to send (or not send) the communication at a particular time.04-04-2013
20130086178DELIVERING AN IN-APPLICATION MESSAGE - One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for identifying an in-application message to display to a user. A user may perform a user action in an application, which can be identified. The identified user action can be compared to metadata data associated with a plurality of in-application messages for the application, and an in-application message that is eligible for display to the user can be identified based on the user action. A determination can be made whether to display the eligible message to the user in the application, based upon one or more in-application messages that the user may have previously viewed, as may be found or tracked in a user message viewing history.04-04-2013
20130086177SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ADJUSTING CONTACT IMPORTANCE FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE - A list of contacts is stored in at least one contact repository such as an address book of an electronic device. Contacts can be assigned an importance value. An importance value is determined for contacts based on criteria such as the recentness that a contact's information was updated or revised, how recently the contact was added to an electronic device's address book, whether a contact's website was recently accessed by an electronic device, the identity of a contact or the nature of the relationship between a contact and an electronic device. Contact importance criteria can be set in response to selections and inputs, for example via the use of slider bar on a display. Contacts can be dynamically ranked according to their importance and a ranked list of contacts can be displayed.04-04-2013
20130086175INLINE MESSAGE COMPOSING WITH VISIBLE LIST VIEW - A compose form for drafting a message is presented inline within a window along with a message list. For example, instead of overlaying the message application's user interface (UI) with a new window for composing a message, the compose form is displayed within a portion of the window reserved for viewing content of messages. While composing the message using the compose form, the rest of the message application's UI remains visible and accessible to the user. For example, the user may navigate to another folder and/or move to another message/conversation by interacting with the tree view/message list view. A draft of the message being composed may be automatically saved when the user navigates away from the compose form (e.g. by selecting another conversation in the list view).04-04-2013
20130086174SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS - A computer system includes instructions recorded on a computer-readable storage medium and executable by at least one processor. The computer system includes a process component of a first deployment unit and a component module. The process component has a handling module and an object module. The handling module is operatively coupled to the object module. The handling module is operatively coupled to the component module. The handling module is configured to receive a message from a second deployment unit.04-04-2013
20100106783CONTINOUS SUPPORTING SYSTEM USING COMPUTER - Problems to be solved are to provide a novel epoch-making system that can help a person to obtain his or her goal and that can improve profitability and customer satisfaction for an enterprise or a party.04-29-2010
20130036181METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SERVICE BASED ON COMPONENT USING PERSONAL NETWORK - Provided are a method and an apparatus for providing a service based on Personal Network Entity (PNE) components and resources within an apparatus without implementing a function of generating and managing a service group only in a case in which a plurality of PNEs provide a similar function by providing a function of generating and managing the service group based on components included in a network apparatus or resources with the apparatus in an environment providing a Converged Personal Network Service (CPNS) service. Accordingly, it is possible to avoid inefficient overlapping developments and operations and prevent resources from being wasted.02-07-2013
20130036180SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING MULTILINGUAL CONVERSATIONS IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE PARTICIPANT - A computer-implemented method of providing real time translation of a conversation and presenting additional content, typically advertising related to the conversation or other conversations related to the topic of the present conversation.02-07-2013
20130036179MESSAGING SERVICE USING DIFFERENT TEXT MESSAGING CHANNELS - A system and method for providing a messaging service in a community is disclosed. The system includes a communication interface and a message routing module. The communication interface receives a message from a first member of the community using a first text messaging channel. The message includes a community number identifying the community. The message routing module is communicatively coupled to the communication interface. The message routing module determines one or more second members of the community based at least in part on the community number. The message routing module determines one or more second text messaging channels for the one or more second members. The communication interface sends the message to the one or more second members of the community using the one or more second text messaging channels.02-07-2013
20130036178DISSEMINATING INFORMATION - A method of, and server for, disseminating information, the method comprising uploading information to a server, selecting a first set of recipients and a second set of recipients, applying at the server a first template to the information to create a first electronic message, applying at the server a second template to the information to create a second electronic message, and the server sending the first electronic message to the first set of recipients and the second electronic message to the second set of recipients. Thus, electronic messages containing the information in different formats can be sent to the different set of recipients with the user only having two upload the information once. The first set can comprise media contacts (such as journalists and public relations professionals), whereas the second set can comprise potential recipients, such as customers of the user, uploaded to the server by the user.02-07-2013
20130036177METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR MANAGING SOCIAL INTERACTION HISTORIES - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for managing social interaction information. The method includes receiving first social interaction information associated with a user of a first over the top (OTT) service platform. The method also includes receiving second social interaction information associated with the user, the second social interaction information from a communications service platform distinct from the first OTT service platform. The method further includes generating, using the first social interaction information and the second social interaction information, consolidated social interaction information and providing the consolidated social interaction information to the user.02-07-2013
20130212203APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING MOBILE MESSAGE - A method and apparatus for receiving a mobile message are provided. The apparatus includes a Short Messaging Service (SMS) client for receiving a short message by using a short message service; a Mobile Message (MM) client for receiving a mobile message; and a push client for, when an arrival notification informing that the mobile message has arrived from a push server is received, informing the MM client that the mobile message has arrived and, when the MM client is turned off, waking the MM client, wherein, when the push client is turned off, the SMS client receives the arrival notification from the push server through a short message.08-15-2013
20130041967METHOD, SYSTEM AND SERVER FOR FEEDING BACK STATE OF RECEIVING END - The present invention provides a method, a system and a server for feeding back the state of a receiving end. The method includes: the server activating the function of feeding back the state of the receiving end for a first terminal (02-14-2013
20130041968PRIORITY INBOX NOTIFICATIONS AND SYNCHRONIZATION FOR MESSAGING APPLICATION - Systems and methods for priority inbox notifications and synchronization are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes, at a computer system, obtaining message information from a server system. The message information represents a set of messages and an importance score associated with each message in the set of messages. The importance score is generated based at least in part on a global importance prediction model and a user importance prediction model. A new mail notification is presented when a determination is made that the set of messages include one or more unread priority messages. The priority messages comprise messages with which the associated importance score satisfy one or more predefined message importance criteria: Optionally, presentation of a new mail notification is foregone when there is a determination that the set of messages do not include any unread priority messages.02-14-2013
20090172108SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A TELEPHONE-ACCESSIBLE MESSAGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Systems and methods are provided for providing voice access to an electronic-mail system. A voice command is received from a call-center user to compose an electronic-mail message. The call-center user is prompted to begin vocally recording an electronic-mail message. The electronic-mail system records the vocal message recited by the call center and translates the recorded vocal message to a text message. The electronic-mail system sends an electronic-mail message to an electronic-mail address containing the translated text message.07-02-2009
20090172106Method and Apparatus to Facilitate Provision and Use of a Media Source Bundle - One provides (07-02-2009
20090172103EVENT BASED INSTANT MESSAGING NOTIFICATION - A message is received in a device, the message is analyzed to determine a type of a content of the message, and a notification is provided to a user of the device, the notification being dependent on the type of message.07-02-2009
20090132661Forwarding Un-responded to Instant Messages to Electronic Mail - A method of forwarding an instant message to electronic mail can begin with determining availability of an instant messaging client for a recipient. The method can continue with sending the instant message to the instant messaging client for the recipient. The method can include not receiving a reply to the instant message within a pre-defined period of time. The method can further include sending an electronic mail message including the instant message to the recipient upon reaching the pre-defined period of time.05-21-2009
20130041966METHOD OF DETECTING COMPROMISED COMPUTERS IN A NETWORK - A method of detecting a compromised machine on a network. The method receives an email message from a machine on the network and classifies it as either spam or non-spam. A probability ratio is then updated, according to whether the message was spam or non-spam, by applying a sequential probability ratio test. If the probability ratio is greater than or equal to a first threshold, then the machine is compromised. If the probability ratio is less than or equal to a second threshold, then the machine is normal. The operations of receiving a message, classifying the message, updating the probability ratio, and indicating the machine is normal or compromised until the probability ratio is greater than or equal to the first threshold are repeated for a plurality of messages. Such repeated operations are performed on each of the messages one at a time, as each of the messages is received.02-14-2013
20130041965System and Method for Processing Instant Messages - Various aspects relate to using structured messages within systems that implement instant messaging function in a distributed computing environment. In particular, structured information may be encoded and embedded in unstructured instant messages and communicated among one or more computer systems, networks, applications or other entities. In one aspect, instant messaging may be leveraged as middleware for application integration. Other aspects relate to using structured message information to perform functions in a distributed instant messaging system. For example, structured message information may be used to control the display of instant message information to a user, or may be used to control how the instant message information is distributed, processed, or otherwise handled by a receiving system, application or process. Other aspects relate to an interface for displaying information relating to a number of instant messaging conversations to a user. Further, aspects relate to using instant messaging in a trading environment.02-14-2013
20130041964INTELLIGENT MESSAGING SYSTEM TO CONVERT EMAIL TO SMS, EMS AND MMS - Upon receiving an email for a mobile station containing a subject and a body, the subject and body are combined into a first message. If the email contains an attachment, the first message can be converted into a MMS message. If there is no attachment, the number of characters in the first message can be counted. If the number of characters is less than or equal to a first number of characters, the first message can be converted to a SMS message. If the number is greater than the first number of characters and less than or equal to a second number of characters, the first message can be converted to an EMS message. In addition, if the number of characters is greater than the second number of characters, the first message can be converted to the MMS message.02-14-2013
20130041963METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING CALLEE INFORMATION AND LOCATION BEFORE CALL ESTABLISHMENT - The present disclosure relates to providing user information. In a method for requesting user information of an information requesting device in a mobile communication system, the method includes selecting a callee from a user, acquiring a user identifier (ID) of the selected callee, transmitting a user information request for the selected callee and the user ID to a relay server, evaluating whether an admission message is received from the relay server, and if the admission message is received, receiving user information from the relay server.02-14-2013
20130041962Information Filtering - The present disclosure introduces a method, an apparatus, and a system of filtering information. In one example embodiment, a message is received and a text is retrieved from the message. It is then determined whether a filtering container includes a sample that is similar to the retrieved text. If a determination result is positive, a new sample is created for the retrieved text and the sample is added to an attribution sample database of the filtering container and the message is not transmitted. If a determination result is negative, a new sample is created for the retrieved text and the sample is added to a new sample database of the filtering container and the message is sent. The present techniques may reduce the probability of missing filtering information, improve the successful rate of filtering information, and improve the data processing efficiency.02-14-2013
20130041961SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION USING UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRONIC ADDRESSES - A method and system for electronically communicating with a user knowing only a unique identifier associated with that user is described. An electronic message having an address based upon the unique identifier and consistent with an assigned convention is sent from a portable device and received by a server system. The message sent may include attachments such as, for example, pictures, audio and/or video files. The server system includes or is capable of accessing an electronic repository in which a plurality of unique identifiers are respectively associated with a corresponding plurality of profiles. Upon receipt at the server system, the message and any attachments are stored in association with a profile corresponding to the unique identifier. The server system then facilitates access to the message information and any attachments in accordance with the profile.02-14-2013
20130041960SYSTEM CONTROLLING USE OF A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL - A system controlling use of a communication channel in a communication network. The system comprising a network including service nodes. The service nodes comprising one or more sets having one or more nodes adapted to provide service functions in response to messages in the network. At least one of the sets comprising a member node having an interface for communication with a remote terminal, and a user interface process coupled with the interface to include a user of the remote terminal in the network. At least one of the sets comprising a member node having an interface to the communication network, and a process coupled to the interface to control establishment of the communication channel for the user,02-14-2013
20130041959SYNCHRONIZING MESSAGES ON CONNECTED DEVICES - A method, system and computer program directed to synchronizing messages of an associated user that uses a plurality of electronic devices to receive messages, wherein each of the electronic devices utilizes a common messaging application. If two phone with two different phone numbers, both use the same app for sending and receiving messages and communication with a unique device identifier (e.g., telephone number, MSIDSN, etc.) as the address identity, all information such as messages and more can be synchronized in a secure way between the phones and applications if both applications are registered with the same secure identity on a messaging application server.02-14-2013
20130041958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OPERATION USING ELECTRONIC MESSAGING - Method, system and non-transitory computer-readable medium for project management database update for a project management application. An interface may be provided for variable definition by user-input in a rule to trigger an action within the project management database, where the variable is identified by a label and the label is provided to signal a location of data for the variable in an electronic message, such as an e-mail or text message. An electronic message received for a mailbox may be parsed to locate the label in the received electronic message and thereby obtain data in the electronic message that corresponds to the variable. An action may be triggered according to the data corresponding to the variable, where the action causes an update to the project management database of the project management application.02-14-2013
20130041957Providing Transparency in a Messaging System With Multiple Messaging Channels - A messaging system facilitates communication between users through various messaging channels. The messaging system supports multiple communication channels and includes a messaging module that automatically selects one or more of the messaging channels for delivering a message to a recipient of the message using, for example, a set of policy rules or a trained model. The messaging module may also provide, in a user interface for sending and receiving messages, a visual indication of the selected messaging channel to the sender of the message to provide the user with transparency about how the message will be delivered. Additionally, the message may be delivered via multiple messaging channels, where the messaging module may rescind messages from some of the messaging channels upon receiving a reply from the recipient of the message or other confirmation that the recipient has seen the message via one of the communication channels.02-14-2013
20130041956Rescinding Messages in a Messaging System With Multiple Messaging Channels - A messaging system facilitates communication between users through various messaging channels. The messaging system supports multiple communication channels and includes a messaging module that automatically selects one or more of the messaging channels for delivering a message to a recipient of the message using, for example, a set of policy rules or a trained model. The messaging module may also provide, in a user interface for sending and receiving messages, a visual indication of the selected messaging channel to the sender of the message to provide the user with transparency about how the message will be delivered. Additionally, the message may be delivered via multiple messaging channels, where the messaging module may rescind messages from some of the messaging channels upon receiving a reply from the recipient of the message or other confirmation that the recipient has seen the message via one of the communication channels.02-14-2013
20130041955Subscriber reputation filtering method for analyzing subscriber activity and detecting account misuse - Systems and methods are provided for allowing subscriber message sending profiles to be maintained and used in conjunction with behavior-based anomaly detection techniques and traditional content-based spam signature filtering to enable application of appropriate message disposition policies to outbound subscriber message traffic. According to one embodiment, subscriber profiles are constructed for multiple subscriber accounts associated with a service provider based on outbound message flow originated from the subscriber accounts. Then, possible subscriber account misuse may be discovered by performing behavior-based anomaly detection, including a comparison of a subscriber profile associated with the subscriber account with recent subscriber account usage information, to identify one or more behavioral anomalies in outbound message flow originated from a subscriber account, the behavior-based anomaly detection.02-14-2013
20090164592NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM - 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.06-25-2009
20130138754Displaying A Known Sender's Identifier To A Recipient Of A Joint Senders' Message - An approach is provided in which a request is received from a requestor to send a new email message to one or more recipients on behalf of a selected joint sender group (JSG). The selected JSG includes multiple JSG members with one of the JSG members being the requestor. Permissions corresponding to the JSG are then retrieved and compared to the requestor and the contents of the new email message are identified. The new email message is then sent to the recipients in response to determining, based on the comparison, that the requestor has permission to send the new email message on behalf of the selected JSG. On the other hand, the sending of the new email message is inhibited in response to determining that the requestor lacks permission to send the new email message on behalf of the selected JSG.05-30-2013
20130138753TOPIC-BASED MESSAGING USING CONSUMER ADDRESS AND POOL - In a multicast publisher-subscriber environment, a configurator machine manages a consumer pool of multiple receiver machines. The consumer pool is dedicated to a topic. Each receiver machine has a unique consumer address within the consumer pool allocated by the configurator machine. The configurator machine receives registration data from a receiver machine to be added to the consumer pool and provides a consumer address to the receiver machine. The receiver machine transmits a multicast communication to advertise its availability to receive messages on the topic. The multicast communication includes the consumer address. A transmitter machine may publish a message on the topic. The message may be a multicast communication directed to any receiver machine in to the consumer pool, or the message may be a point-to-point communication directed to the receiver machine with the consumer address.05-30-2013
20130138752RELATIONSHIP-MANAGED COMMUNICATION CHANNELS - Systems and methods for managing computer-assisted communications channels based on relationships between users who wish to communicate with one another are described. The relationship-managed communications system allows users to retain control over whom they permit to communicate with them and under what conditions such communications may take place, for example when they take place and/or using which communications channels, by allowing pairs of users to establish relationships which specify communications permissions. Users of the system provide their contact information to the relationship-managed communications system, and the system uses the securely stored information to mediate the establishment of communications channels between users. Embodiments of the system may intelligently route communications to substitute channels based on relationship-related and other information. Systems and methods are further provided for selectively publishing information about users and for providing event notification services in association with the establishment of relationships.05-30-2013
20090089382Email forwarding tunnel capturing or tagging - An email forward tagging system including means for selecting on a sender's email client a receiver's email address; means for displaying to the sender's email client a tagging function; means for selecting on the sender's email client the tagging function; means for sending, via a common email system protocol, an email from a email-sending server to a first email-receiving server; means for receiving, via the common email system protocol, the email at the first receiver's email server from the email-sending server; means for sending the received email in the form of one of a forward email and a reply email to a second email-receiving server connected to the network; and means for automatically forwarding the one of the forward email and the reply email to the sender's email address when the sender's email address is omitted from the one of said forward email and said reply email.04-02-2009
20100042699Autonomous Routing of Network Messages - Messages from a network are processed so that each received message is received in one of a plurality of message formats, the content of each message is determined, and a network destination to which the message will be directed is selected, based on the determined message content. The message can be transformed to encompass a variety of format changes. Once content of the message is determined, if image data is detected in the message, then image analysis on the image data can be performed to detect message content that is used in selecting a destination. It can be determined if the message has been received for greater than a predetermined time limit without being directed to a selected destination and, if so, a notification action can be performed if the predetermined time limit has been exceeded.02-18-2010
20100042698METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENTLY MANAGING "MESSAGES SENT" FILE AND RESENDING OF MESSAGES FROM MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An enhanced email system incorporating mobile wireless communication devices includes program logic for efficiently managing (i.e., at least partially synchronizing) “messages sent” files in the mobile device and in a related message server. The exemplary program logic also more efficiently handles resending of previously sent email messages from the mobile wireless communication device (especially in the context of synchronized messages sent files) by sending to the message server only abbreviated unique message ID in the first instance. In this way, wireless bandwidth is conserved as is the device battery.02-18-2010
20100042697SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CUSTOMIZING ANIMATED ENTITIES FOR USE IN A MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION APPLICATION - In an embodiment, a method is provided for creating a personal animated entity for delivering a multi-media message from a sender to a recipient. An image file from the sender may be received by a server. The image file may include an image of an entity. The sender may be requested to provide input with respect to facial features of the image of the entity in preparation for animating the image of the entity. After the sender provides the input with respect to the facial features of the image of the entity, the image of the entity may be presented as a personal animated entity to the sender to preview. Upon approval of the preview from the sender, the image of the entity may be presented as a sender-selectable personal animated entity for delivering the multi-media message to the recipient.02-18-2010
20100042689In-Line Security Device - Aspects of the invention provide apparatuses, systems, and computer readable media for providing security to an end device (02-18-2010
20100042688SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVISION OF CONTENT DATA - A method for content data management and provision. The method includes receiving a registration message from a user, the registration message containing user identification information. The user may registered, the registering including storing the received user identification information. A blank message may be received, the blank message being addressed to a number associated with a broadcast entity. A user identity is determined based upon the received blank message, at least one of a date or a time of transmission of the blank message is determined, and a broadcast entity is determined based upon the blank message. The at least one determined date or time is compared with content broadcast information associated with the broadcast entity, and at least one piece of content data is identified based upon the comparing. The at least one piece of identified content data is transmitted to the user.02-18-2010
20100042687SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBATING PHISHING - In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method and system for combating phishing. A computer receives an email comprising a sender email address and a link. The computer determines a sender domain name from the sender email address and ascertains a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) corresponding to the link. The computer then determines a link domain name from the URL. The computer then determines whether the sender domain name is different than the link domain name, so as to classify the URL as a potential phishing URL.02-18-2010
20100042696CELLULAR MESSAGING ALERT METHOD AND SYSTEM - An efficient method and system for utilizing existing wireless communication devices and networks, such as cellular phones and carriers, as an underlying infrastructure in providing emergency information to a targeted percentage of the population in a specified geographical location, without requiring individuals to subscribe to an alerting service and without using information solicited from or provided by the intended recipients of the alert.02-18-2010
20100042695MESSAGE PLAYBACK APPARATUS - The invention discloses a message playback apparatus. The message playback apparatus includes a receiving module, an analysis module, a storage module, and an output module. The receiving module is used for receiving a plurality of external messages. The analysis module is used for selecting at least one target message from the external messages. The storage module is used for storing the at least one target message. The output module is used for reading out the at least one target message and transforming the at least one target message to an output signal.02-18-2010
20100042694METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENDING BULK ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A method and system for sending massive e-mail messages that include test messages sent to selected small portions of the global targeted audience. A message containing the text or content part of the message can be stored and retrieved for inclusion in each test message so that the content does not need to be repeatedly retyped. The audience members are selected randomly for each test so that the tests provide statistically valid results. The test results are conveniently grouped for ease of evaluation of the test feedback.02-18-2010
20100042693METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DELIVERING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - Method for delivering electronic messages to a user including: receiving an electronic message from a sending party, said message containing a destination identity associated with said user, retrieving an IP address currently assigned to a terminal used by said user, based on said destination identity associated with said user, and delivering the electronic message to said terminal with the retrieved IP address as the destination address. A corresponding arrangement is also described.02-18-2010
20100042692Widget execution device and associated application for use therewith - A method of controlling a widget execution device configured for use with a television includes: using a control application on a mobile terminal to wirelessly identify one or more widgets in a data network environment, such that the one or more widgets are suitable for download to the widget execution device; and using the control application to cause the download of the one or more widgets to the widget execution device. The method may - involve identifying the one or more widgets on a remote server, the remote server being in communicable relation with the widget execution device; and causing the download of the one or more widgets by selecting the one or more widgets.02-18-2010
20100042691INTELLIGENT MESSAGE RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention relates to the field of mobile communications and in particular to messaging methods and systems using mobile communications terminals. In particular, but not exclusively, the invention relates to email messaging and in accordance with the invention there is established a connection between at least one mobile communication terminal and a server for a specific period of time which allows messages to be communicated to the terminal. The duration of the connection is typically such as to allow more than one message to be received in any specific time period. The connection time periods are interspersed with periods of non connection and the duration and frequency of said connection time periods may be controlled with respect user selected modes of operation and/or an operating parameter of the mobile communication terminal.02-18-2010
20100042690METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING SELECTIVE ENHANCED PRIVACY AND CONTROL FEATURES TO ONE OR MORE PORTIONS OF AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE - A method, system and program product for providing selective enhanced privacy and control features to multiple portions of an electronic message. The method includes creating an electronic message on a device having an enhanced data messaging tool installed thereon, and further selecting, using the enhanced data messaging tool, one or more enhanced privacy and control features for different portions of data contained in the message created, such that, different privacy and control features can be selected for different portions of data contained in the message. The method further includes transmitting the message created to respective devices of one or more intended recipients, such that, the message received on a respective device of a respective recipient notifies the respective recipient regarding the privacy and control features selected by the sender for one or more portions of data contained in the message.02-18-2010
20090055492Consolidating messages - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for consolidating received messages from a plurality of devices. Each of the received messages has a condition portion representing at least one condition being reported by at least one of said plurality of devices. The apparatus comprises a receiver, a processor, and a transmitter. The method comprises receiving at least one received message from the plurality of devices, selecting at least one transmit condition from the at least one conditions being reported by the plurality of devices, and transmitting a transmit message having a transmit condition portion and a transmit identifier portion. The transmit condition portion is selected so as to optimize the length of the transmit identifier portion.02-26-2009
20100057859EMAIL CONFIRMATION PAGE FOR SOCIAL NETWORK NOTIFICATIONS - A communication confirmation message provides social networking events in combination with information regarding addresses to a member. The message can be used to suggest additional social network friends to members of a social network. The communication confirmation message is utilized to provide additional information on the social network member's friends, information from third party social networks, and recommendations to add individuals or second parties with whom the social network member communicates as friends.03-04-2010
20090157828TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIFYING RECIPIENTS IN AN ELECTRONIC MAIL (EMAIL) SYSTEM - Techniques for specifying recipients in an electronic email (email) system are presented. A sender of an email includes a rule in a sender field of the email, rather than a recipient address, an alias address book identifier, or a distribution list identifier. The rule is evaluated to dynamically identify multiple recipient email addresses for the email. The multiple recipient email addresses then replace the rule included within the sender field and the email is sent over a network to recipients associated with the multiple recipient email addresses.06-18-2009
20090157838ELECTRONIC MAIL COMMUNICATING METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM USING FACSIMILE COMMUNICATION PROCEDURE - A safe electronic mail system for electronic mail communication, realizing connection between mail servers using a dial-up line not through the Internet. The transmitting party is provided with a transmission mail server, a transmission client for generation electronic mail information, and a transmission agent, which is a client for transmitting via a dial-up line. The receiving party is provided with a reception mail server, a reception client which can be the final destination of electronic mail information, and a reception agent, which is a client for receiving via a dial-up line. The transmission agent transmits electronic mail whose final destination is a designated reception client to the reception agent via the dial-up line as a facsimile image, and the reception agent transfers a received electronic mail to the reception mail server.06-18-2009
20090157837NDMA SOCKET TRANSPORT PROTOCOL - Data transferred between devices 06-18-2009
20090157836Messaging Proxy System - A messaging proxy system is disclosed for the purpose of delivering data in the form of a portable message format from a producer running on a mobile or non-mobile computer, over any wireless network, by passing this data through an intermediary proxy computer program, to one or more recipients running on mobile or non-mobile computers. The system includes a message proxy computer program with at least one pluggable transport protocol adapter. The proxy contains a command subsystem for sending and receiving command- and message-tokens to and from the mobile clients. The system further includes a thin messaging middleware client to run on mobile devices. The thin messaging middleware client includes at least one pluggable protocol adapter. The client also comprises a command subsystem for sending and receiving command- and message-tokens to and from the proxy. The proxy also contains a communication subsystem for sending and receiving messages via a state of the art message oriented middleware.06-18-2009
20090157834METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-LEVEL DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION CACHE MANAGEMENT IN A MOBILE ENVIRONMENT - Methods and systems for updating memory content in a mobile client are disclosed. For example, an exemplary method includes maintaining a list of first attributes relating to a set of first messages on the mobile client, wherein each of the set of first messages resides on the mobile client, maintaining a list of second attributes relating to set of second messages on the mobile client, wherein each of the set of second messages does not reside on the mobile client, identifying target attributes associated with a message request by the mobile client, selecting by the mobile client a selected message from one of the set of first messages and the set of second messages by applying a set of selection rules to the target attributes, and in the situation where a second message is selected, requesting the selected second message from a remote server using a wireless link.06-18-2009
20090157833SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENDING EMAILS - A method for sending email is provided. The method receives an email to be sent from a sender computer that is connected to an application server, sends a search instruction to email communication servers for obtaining a total number of emails to be sent in each of the email communication servers. The method further selects an email communication server which has the least total number of the emails, sends the obtained email to be sent to the selected email communication server, and receives a result generated by the selected email communication server.06-18-2009
20090157832HOW TO ENABLE "OUT OF BOX" MESSAGES TRACKING IN MESSAGING SYSTEM - A tracking system includes a business system using a plurality of application modules each including a computer for processing a transaction including a plurality of steps. A messaging system includes a messaging computer program embodied in a computer readable medium in each of the computers for communicating between the computers. The messaging system generates queues of messages being communicated between the computers. The messaging system can be configured by an administrator to generate tracking data about the messages being communicated between the computers. A tracking module is included in one of the computers, and has the messaging computer program and a tracking computer program embodied in the computer readable medium for specifying status data for retrieval from the messaging queues, receiving the status data from the messaging queues into a tracking queue, and storing the status data in a data storage system.06-18-2009
20090157831METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING EMAILS THROUGH DATA SYNCHRONIZATION - The present invention discloses a method, a system, and an apparatus for processing emails through data synchronization. The email synchronization server receives an email or email status sent by the email server and synchronizes it to the email synchronization client; alternatively, the email synchronization server is adapted to receive an email from the email synchronization client and forward it to the email server for sending the email out, or receive an email status from the email synchronization client and forward it to the email server for updating. The email synchronization client is adapted to send an email or email status to the email synchronization server; or synchronously receive emails or email status from the email synchronization server, or obtain emails and email status from the email synchronization server after receiving an email notification.06-18-2009
20090157830APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING A MULTIMEDIA EMAIL - An apparatus for and method of synthesizing multimedia email including an audio file and a video file, and a computer readable recording medium having embodied thereon a computer program to execute the method. The apparatus for synthesizing multimedia email includes an email analysis unit to analyze the content of an email, an audio file synthesis unit to synthesize an audio file by using the analysis result by the email analysis unit, a video file synthesis unit synthesizing a video file by using the analysis result by the email analysis unit, and an audio/video file combining module to combine the audio file and video file. The multimedia email synthesized by the method and apparatus can provide more user-friendly and more various types of information than conventional technology, and increases utilization of an apparatus.06-18-2009
20090157829Peer-to-peer service system and method using e-mail service - A peer-to-peer service method and system are provided. The peer-to-peer service method include advertising E-mail address information and service and sharing resource information through a peer-to-peer network at peers, determining whether a peer requesting a service and a peer providing the service are in online state or in offline state on the peer-to-peer network, and providing a peer-to-peer service through an E-mail server when the peer requesting the service or the peer providing the service is in offline state. The peer-to-peer service system and method using an E-mail service are capable of providing a variety of P2P services (e.g., a message exchange, a file exchange, a remote control, etc.) to peers, which are in online state or temporarily in offline state, by using the E-mail in the P2P network environment which manages the connection information of the peers joined to the corresponding service or the indexes of the sharing resources.06-18-2009
20090157826MANAGING UNUSED MEDIA STREAMS - A content processing device is configured to selectively receive a media signal via a network. The content processing device is further configured to receive a bandwidth check request. The content processing device is further configured to receive a first status indicator, and determine if the streaming media signal is likely to be in use based on the first status indicator.06-18-2009
20090157824AGGREGATE COMMUNICATIONS WITH INTELLIGENT SOURCING - Selecting a source account for an outgoing communication content of a user is described. A collection of source accounts is associated with the user. Each source account has an individual content storage storing communication content associated with the corresponding source account. A user's authentication is validated for using the collection of source accounts. One source account in the collection is designated as a primary source account. The source accounts in the collection are aggregated to a primary content storage. The user is authenticated to sign in to the primary source account. Instructions are received from the user for generating a communication content from the primary source account and the primary content storage. Instructions are received from the user for selecting one of the source accounts in the collection as the source account for the generated communication content, and the user is signed in to the primary source account.06-18-2009
20090157820EMAIL CHANGE TRACKING - Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus and a computer program product for email change tracking. In an illustrative embodiment the computer implemented method comprises receiving an email having an annotation defining an annotated portion within the email to form a received email. The received email is parsed with a first parser, the first parser capable of ignoring the annotated portion to form a parsed first portion and a second parser capable of parsing the annotated portion to form a parsed annotated portion. The first parsed portion and parsed annotated portion are each processed to form a respective result which is combined and displayed, indicating changes to a user.06-18-2009
20090157819LIVE CONNECTION OF EMAIL THREADS TO DISCUSSION FORUM - A method, apparatus and program product are provided for making a live connection between an email thread and a discussion forum thread. An email plug-in receives a nomination of an email thread for conversion to a discussion forum thread. The plug-in copies the emails in the email thread as a discussion forum thread with a set of replies as discussion forum messages, where the thread and messages comprising details from the emails. The plug-in then sends the discussion forum thread and messages to a discussion forum server.06-18-2009
20090157823APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING SECURE EMAIL SERVICES USING MULTIPLE PROTOCOLS - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to identify when a security policy cannot be applied by a supported secure email machine to a received email message and thus the email message is routed to an auxiliary secure email machine. Secure email policies are applied to the email message at the auxiliary secure email machine. The email message is then routed from the auxiliary secure email machine to the supported secure email machine.06-18-2009
20090157822SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY TUNNELLING FOR AGILE MEETINGS - A method and system provides sub-electronic meetings by: providing the main electronic meeting for a group of attendees over a first channel in a network, the main electronic meeting managed by a moderator; sending a request from the moderator to an electronic meeting service to create sub-electronic meetings for a subgroup of attendees; and providing the sub-electronic meeting over a separate second channel in the network for the subgroup, the sub-electronic meeting occurring simultaneously within the main electronic meeting without disconnecting the subgroup from the main electronic meeting. A first graphic user interface (GUI) for the main electronic meeting is provided to each of the group of attendees. A second GUI for the sub-electronic meeting is provided to each of the subgroup of attendees. The subgroup of attendees is able to communicate privately in the sub-electronic meeting while maintaining their view of the main electronic meeting in progress.06-18-2009
20090157821SYSTEM AND METHODS TO DETERMINE A RECIPIENT FOR AMBIGUOUSLY ADDRESSED MAIL - According to some embodiments a system and a method are provided to determine a correct mail recipient are disclosed. The method comprises receiving an incorrectly addressed mail piece from a sender, scanning the mail piece, analyzing the scanned mail piece to produce analysis results, determining a correct address for the mail piece based at least in part on the analysis results, printing a correctly addressed label based on the determination, adhering the correctly addressed label to the mail piece, sending the mail piece comprising the correctly addressed label to a mail recipient, and transmitting a notification of the correct address to the sender.06-18-2009
20090157818METHOD TO IDENTIFY AND DISPLAY CONTRIBUTIONS BY AUTHOR IN AN E-MAIL COMPRISING MULTIPLE AUTHORS - A method, system and computer program product for displaying authorship and time stamp data within an electronic mail (e-mail) message comprising multiple contributors. The recipient of a multiple author e-mail may view an e-mail inclusive or exclusive of an author's comments. The e-mail client is capable of identifying the author and insertion date of content included within an e-mail message by hovering on or near the word(s)/or phrase utilizing a pointing device. E-mail content may be viewed in chronological order of contribution(s) as selected by the recipient. Contributed content may be displayed chronologically, or color coordinated to avoid displacing key information.06-18-2009
20090157817USING AN UNSYNCHRONIZED EVENT POOL TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF AN EVENT DRIVEN IM GATEWAY - The present invention discloses a solution for using an unsynchronized event pool in an IM gateway. In the solution, a set of object pools can be established, each including a set of event objects ordered relative to each other in a circular fashion. The IM gateway can detect an incoming message. A CPU processing thread for handling the incoming message can be determined. One of the unsynchronized event object pools associated with the thread can be ascertained. A current one of the ordered event objects within the pool can then be determined. The current one can be an object ordered after a last event object used from the pool. The thread can utilize the determined event object to handle a task for the incoming message, which negates a need and a time to create a new event object for the thread.06-18-2009
20100332604MESSAGE SELECTOR-CHAINING - Methods, systems, and computer program products for selecting messages in an enterprise computing environment are described herein. In one embodiment, a method is provided for selecting one or more of a multitude of messages in an enterprise computing environment. The method comprises forming a message-selector chain from a plurality of message selectors, each of the message selectors identifying at least one criteria, and using said message-selector chain to select one or more of said multitude of messages that satisfy the message selector chain. In this embodiment, using said message-selector chain to select one or more of said multitude of messages includes identifying a first of the multitude of messages that satisfies a first of the message selectors, and selecting one or more of the multitude of messages that has a defined relationship to said first of the messages and that satisfies a second of the message selectors.12-30-2010
20100106794PROXY EMAIL METHOD AND SYSTEM - A system and method of proxy domain name registration permits a would-be domain name registrant anonymity. A registrar affords customers the opportunity to use the proxy registration. If the customer seeking registration of a domain name requests, the registrar obtains contact information needed for registration from a proxy entity established for this purpose. The registrar completes the registration of the domain name with the appropriate registry (i.e. “.com, .net” etc.). The contact information published in WHOIS is that of proxy entity. Contractually the customer is afforded control over the domain name. Emails intended for the customer are received by the proxy entity who may filter them if the customer requests. Emails sent by the customer are sent to the proxy entity who in turn sends them to the indicated addressee.04-29-2010
20100106793PROXY EMAIL METHOD AND SYSTEM - A system and method of proxy domain name registration permits a would-be domain name registrant anonymity. A registrar affords customers the opportunity to use the proxy registration. If the customer seeking registration of a domain name requests, the registrar obtains contact information needed for registration from a proxy entity established for this purpose. The registrar completes the registration of the domain name with the appropriate registry (i.e. “.com, .net” etc.). The contact information published in WHOIS is that of proxy entity. Contractually the customer is afforded control over the domain name. Emails intended for the customer are received by the proxy entity who may filter them if the customer requests. Emails sent by the customer are sent to the proxy entity who in turn sends them to the indicated addressee.04-29-2010
20100106792Instant Message User Management - Techniques are disclosed for improving management of user information in instant messaging systems. Expiration criteria are defined, whereby one or more users or user groups may be considered as having “expired” from consideration by instant messaging functions such as presence determination. In particular, instant messaging activity is preferably used as an expiration criterion. Absence of inbound or outbound messages for a specified amount of time (or since a particular date/time) can therefore be used as a trigger for treating a user or group of users as expired. As a result, efficiency of an instant messaging system is improved by omitting the expired users and groups from subsequent management operations. Optionally, an expired user or group may be revived upon occurrence of certain events (such as a newly-arriving instant message from, or a change in presence status of, the user or group). “On-demand” expiration and revival are preferably provided as well.04-29-2010
20100106791PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR QinQ TERMINATION CONFIGURATION - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a processing method for 802.1Q in 802.1Q (QinQ) termination configuration, where the method includes: creating QinQ termination configuration for a user when determining that the user is online; and deleting the QinQ termination configuration of the user when determining that the user is offline. A processing device for QinQ termination configuration is also provided. With the present invention, the dynamic configuration can be implemented for QinQ termination devices, which facilitates user management and effectively improves the resource usage.04-29-2010
20100106790METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING METADATA PASSING IN A PUSH CONTENT PROCESSING PROTOCOL - A method and system of optimizing content delivery at a processing element in a dynamic content delivery architecture, the method having the steps of: receiving a content and metadata envelope at the processing element; checking the content and metadata envelope to determine whether the content and metadata envelope includes metadata for the processing element; if the content envelope contains metadata for the processing element, extracting and caching the metadata; if the content envelope does not contain metadata for the processing element, retrieving metadata for a content provider associated with the content from a cache on the processing element; and applying the extracted or retrieved metadata to the content and metadata envelope.04-29-2010
20100106789Chatting System, Method And Apparatus For Virtual Pet - Embodiments of the present invention provides a chatting system for a virtual pet, including a pet client, configured to receive a natural language sentence of a pet master, and send the natural language sentence to a virtual pet server; the virtual pet server, configured to forward the natural language sentence to a questioning and answering server, and return a natural language response to the pet client; the questioning and answering server, configured to perform processing of natural language understanding on the natural language sentence, obtain language characteristics of the pet master, generate the natural language response according to a natural language understanding result and the language characteristics of the pet master, and return the natural language response to the virtual pet server. Embodiments of the present invention further provide a chatting method for a virtual pet and a questioning and answering server.04-29-2010
20100106788METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY GENERATING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - The present invention relates to generating time relevant content for electronic communications, such as electronic mail (e-mail). The time relevant content is delivered when the electronic communications are acknowledged by the recipient based upon receipt of an electronic indicator, such as a returned request(s), at a home server. In the case of electronic mail, the time relevant content is dynamic, as it is assembled at the time the e-mail is opened, as opposed to the time when the e-mail is sent, as is the case with conventional or static e-mail and other similar electronic communications.04-29-2010
20100106787COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DISTRIBUTED ARCHITECTURE HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING NETWORK - The disclosure provides an HVAC data processing and communication network and a method of manufacturing the same. In an embodiment, a system device configured for use in the network includes a physical layer interface and a communication module. The physical layer interface is configured to interface to a data bus. The communication module is configurable to send and receive messages over the data bus via the physical layer interface. The system device also includes a non-volatile memory configured to store configuration data. The messages include a first class of messages that address the system device using only a device designator of the device, and a second class of messages that address the system device using a message ID formed from a portion of the device designator and an offset.04-29-2010
20100106786Methods and systems for automatically presenting users with option to call sender responsive to email message - A mail server collects messages from a number of user accounts and presents them to the user from a single location. Forwarded messages are automatically reformatted for the receiving device, while a copy of the original message is retained. Messages may be reformatted to include the phone number of the message sender. The reformatted message can then present the user with an option to return the message via a phone call. The reformatted message can include more than one phone number, in which case the sender's phone numbers can be prioritized for presentation to the user. The reformatted message can also present the user with an option to review notes or other contact-specific information prior to responding to the message.04-29-2010
20100106785SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE SIGNERS ON AN ELECTRONIC CARD AND GIFT - The current invention is a viral group greeting cards Internet service. It is a method and process that is an electronic greeting card service that utilizes the distributed access afforded by the Internet or local area networks (LANs) to enable the collection of greetings from multiple users on a single greeting card and its delivery to a recipient. It also allows for the pledges and collection of funds from multiple parties for a gift.04-29-2010
20100106784ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC SOFTWARE UPDATE FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device for automatically updating software and a method thereof are provided. The method includes steps of: reading an email; detecting whether the read mail should be used for updating the software of the electronic device, comprising: identifying whether the server ID number of the remote server, which sends the read email, matches one of the authorization numbers; detecting whether parameters of the read email are acceptable according to predetermined rules; detecting whether a file of an email content is a software file if the parameters of the read email are acceptable according to the predetermined rules; determining whether to update the software of the electronic device; acquiring the software file from the read email, storing the acquired software file in the storage unit, and running the acquired software file to update the software of the electronic device.04-29-2010
20100106782PERSISTENT SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT MESSAGE NOTIFICATION - Persistent synthetic environment message notification is described, including retrieving synthetic environmental data associated with an event occurring within a synthetic environment, identifying one or more formats to configure the synthetic environmental data and to transmit the synthetic environmental data, generating a message comprising the synthetic environmental data, the message being generated based on at least one of the one or more formats, and sending the message comprising the synthetic environmental data to an endpoint.04-29-2010
20100106781AUTOMATIC UPDATE OF CONTACT INFORMATION IN MESSAGING - Methods and systems for automatically updating contact information or executing other commands via a messaging system can automatically associate a command tag with a message. The command tag can, for example, have a value indicating that the message contains contact information, or have another value corresponding to a command. Based on the value of the command tag, the message receiving component can automatically extract the contact information and apply it to a contact database, or can execute the command.04-29-2010
20090063643Processing Data Obtained From a Presence-Based System - Functionality is described for collecting data from a presence-based system, such as an instant messaging system. The functionality can extract information from the collected data based on one or more rules. For instance, the functionality can identify presence data and/or message data that includes predetermined key words. The functionality can formulate result information based on the extracted information for presentation to a recipient. Based on these operations, the collected data supports a data-mining operation, as well as the traditional role of facilitating communication among the participants of the presence-based system. The result information can correspond to a report that presents aggregated findings, optionally organized into one or more demographic categories, or the result information can correspond to an advertisement, etc.03-05-2009
20090193093REDUCING UNWANTED AND UNSOLICITED ELECTRONIC MESSAGES BY EXCHANGING ELECTRONIC MESSAGE TRANSMISSION POLICIES AND SOLVING AND VERIFYING SOLUTIONS TO COMPUTATIONAL PUZZLES - The present invention provides for generating inputs that can be provided to a message classification module to facilitate more reliable classification of electronic messages, such as, for example, as unwanted and/or unsolicited. In one embodiment, a sending messaging server provides an appropriate response to address verification data thereby indicating a reduced likelihood of the sending messaging server using a forged network address. In another embodiment, it is determined if a messaging server is authorized to send electronic messages for a domain. In yet another embodiment, electronic message transmission policies adhered to by a domain are identified. In yet a further embodiment, a sending computer system expends computational resources to solve a computational puzzle and includes an answer document in an electronic message. A receiving computer system receives the electronic message and verifies the answer document.07-30-2009
20100030861METHOD AND TRANSMITTER FOR PRODUCING A DATA STREAM, METHOD AND RECEIVER FOR CALLING AT LEAST ONE DATA SEGMENT IN A DATA STREAM - A method produces a data stream. The data stream is subdivided into at least one data segment. A key which is associated unambiguously with that data segment is created. A node is selected from a set of nodes in a network for that data segment on the basis of the key associated with that data segment, and the data segment is transmitted to the node selected for that data segment. Furthermore, a method calls at least one data segment in a data stream by a receiver node. A key which is associated unambiguously with that data segment is produced. A node is selected from a set of nodes in the network for the data segment on the basis of the key associated with that data segment. A request message is sent to the selected node to transmit the data segment associated with the key, and the data segment is received by the receiver.02-04-2010
20090125600E-MAIL ROLE TEMPLATES FOR CLASSIFYING E-MAIL - An e-mail categorization system can include a plurality of role templates, each role template being associated with an e-mail account and defining a plurality of categories for categorizing e-mail messages. An authorized account holder can establish the plurality of categories and can designate programmatic actions that are to be selectively executed by an e-mail receiving application upon the receipt of e-mail messages. The selection of actions can be based upon categories of the received e-mail messages. Role templates can be distributed to e-mail originators so that when e-mail originators direct e-mail messages to an account associated with a role template, the originators are prompted to select one of the categories defined by a corresponding role template.05-14-2009
20090125599MULTIFUNCTIONAL INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE - A disclosed multifunctional input/output device has an e-mail client function for sending/receiving e-mails to/from a mail server. The multifunctional input/output device includes a storing unit configured to store a first e-mail acquired from the mail server; a printing unit configured to print the first e-mail stored by the storing unit onto a print medium and to add code information to the print medium, wherein the code information is obtained by encoding a source e-mail address of the first e-mail; a reading unit configured to read the code information printed onto the print medium by the printing unit; and an e-mail sending unit configured to send a second e-mail to the source e-mail address acquired from the code information read by the reading unit.05-14-2009
20090125598METHOD, CLIENT AND SERVER FOR IMPLEMENTING QUESTION AND ANSWER SERVICES - The invention discloses a method, client and server for implementing the question and answer services. The method includes: by a first client, putting a question into presence information for publishing so that a second client obtains the presence information that contains the question; receiving an answer to the question sent by the second client through an instant message; and displaying the received answer together with the corresponding question. The invention fully utilizes the interpersonal network information in an instant messaging system, and implements the question and answer services based on the presence service and the instant messaging service in the instant messaging system. Therefore, users can ask questions and obtain answers conveniently based on the widely applied instant messaging system.05-14-2009
20090125597EMAIL ANNOTATION - A method of creating an annotation to an email. The method includes: receiving an email; receiving a predefined user input; creating an annotation in response to the predefined user input, the annotation linked to the email; receiving a further user input; and defining a permission for the annotation according to the further user input, the permission defining user access to the annotation. When transmitting a second email as a response to the received email, the second email is linked to the annotation. The method further includes displaying at least a part of the annotation linked to the received email, for example when a user hovers over the email. The structure of the annotations allows the associating of the annotation with one or more further annotations.05-14-2009
20090125596METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORWARDING EMAILS TO PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS - The illustrative embodiments of the present invention described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for forwarding a reply email message. The process dynamically inserts email addresses associated with a plurality of recipients of an original email message and with an email address associated with the sender of the original email message into a recipient field of the reply email message. The email address associated with the sender of the original email message is identified to form an identified email address, wherein a copy of the reply email message is unsent to the identified email address. However, the identified email address remains part of the recipient field. In response to receiving a send command, the reply email message is sent to the email addresses associated with the recipient field excluding the identified email address.05-14-2009
20090125595INTELLIGENT MESSAGE PROCESSING - Intelligent message processing is provided for person to person (P2P) messaging by intercepting the message and processing the message before directing the message to the recipient. The messaging system then acts as a person to application (P2A) and application to person (A2P) system, wherein any P2P message can be intercepted and processed as necessary. Such functionality allows any desired processing of the message, such as to allow for transformation, charging, content filtering, screening, parsing, and any other such processing. Further, such an approach allows the message to be received from the sender and directed to the recipient on different channels. A messaging enabler allows the message to be processed using application logic and/or Web services, for example.05-14-2009
20090125594Instant Messaging Intercom System - A method of communication via instant messaging that avoids some of the costs and disadvantages for doing so in the prior art. In particular, the illustrative embodiment enables instant messaging clients to function as an intercom, in which one user can cause audio signals, such as speech, to be output from a second user's instant messaging client without any action on the part of the second user. This is in direct contrast to a traditional telephone call in which the second user must take some action to “answer” the call before the first user's voice is heard. Such an instant messaging intercom capability will be especially useful for secretaries and others who collaborate on work.05-14-2009
20090125593Message Delivery System and Method - In one embodiment, a method of delivering messages to a user of a user terminal executing a communication client and connected to a packet-based communication network, includes receiving a message at the communication client from the communication network, the message comprising a content portion and a control portion, wherein the content portion comprises information intended for display to the user of the user terminal, and storing the message in a data store at the user terminal. The communication client reads the control portion of the message and extracts data defining a trigger event and a condition. The communication client is monitored to determine whether the communication client state corresponds to the trigger event. Responsive to the communication client state corresponding to the trigger event, the communication client determines whether the condition is met. In the case that the condition is met, the content portion of the message is displayed in the communication client.05-14-2009
20090125591Instant messaging proxy apparatus and method - A method is described comprising: receiving instant messages from a data processing device in a first instant messaging (“IM”) format; identifying a first IM service to which the instant messages are directed; reformatting the instant messages into a second IM format compatible with the first IM service; and transmitting the instant messages in the second IM format to the first IM service.05-14-2009
20130046841GROUP-BASED M2M COMMUNICATION METHOD - A specific M2M communication device according to the present invention is grouped with other M2M communication devices, and performs communication with a base station as a representative of the group. To this end, at least one of location information, battery information and signal quality information of a corresponding M2M communication device is provided to a base station during the initial network entry with the base station. On the basis of this, the base station then provides a message announcing that the specific M2M communication device has been selected as a representative of the group (also called a ‘group head’), together with a group ID and a group head ID. Accordingly, the M2M communication device thus selected as the representative of the group is able to perform the transmission of uplink and/or downlink signals with the base station, while representing the group.02-21-2013
20130046836SYNCHRONIZING CONVERSATION STRUCTURES IN WEB-BASED EMAIL SYSTEMS - Web-based email systems are enabled to synchronize conversations and conversation properties. Conversations are enumerated to new clients providing folder-specific and global conversation information. After receiving the initial conversation information, clients maintain a conversation state, which is used in updating clients from a web service store through a conversation synchronization command employing an internal application programming interface within the email service.02-21-2013
20130046831METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CONTEXT-BASED VIEW CONTENT MANAGEMENT - An approach for providing context-based view content management is described. A request for content associated with a user is received. A view of a subset of the content is dynamically generated based on the request and context information associated with the user. Access to the view is provided for one or more user devices.02-21-2013
20130046830Retrieval of Stored Transmissions - An instant messaging client application is executed on a first terminal, to participate in threads of instant messaging between user terminals over a packet-based network, each thread comprising exchanging text-based messages between the user terminals of a selected group of contacts comprising the first user and at least one second user. A digital record of the messages is maintained in a data storage medium. A further text-based message is received from one of the second terminals over the packet-based network, comprising a citation of a cited one of the text-based messages previously transmitted over the packet-based communication network and stored in the storage medium. The further message is processed at the first terminal so as, by reference to the storage medium, to recover a context of the cited message in relation to others of the text-based messages in the respective thread.02-21-2013
20090193092Method And System For Intercommunicating Chat Information Between Instant Messaging Group And Chat Room As Well As Intercommunication System - The present invention involves Instant Messaging, IM, fields, and provides a system and method for intercommunicating chat information between an IM group and a chat room, and an intercommunication system. The system for intercommunicating chat information between an IM group and a chat room includes an IM group system, a chat room system, and an intercommunication system located between the IM group system and chat room system, the intercommunication system being adapted to establish a connection channel between the IM group system and the chat room system and forward chat information between the IM group system and the chat room system according to the connection channel. By adding an intercommunication system between the IM group system and chat room system to manage connections and forward information for the two parties, the intercommunication between the IM group system and chat room system can be implemented effectively with low costs.07-30-2009
20100094944STORAGE MEDIUM STORING SYSTEM ANALYSIS SUPPORT PROGRAM, SYSTEM ANALYSIS SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND SYSTEM ANAYLSIS SUPPORT METHOD - A system analysis support system supports analysis of status of operation of a network system. A storage unit stores an actual processing time taken by a server at a destination of a request message. When the response message is not found as a result of the search, a decision unit reads the actual processing time and makes a decision from an instant of sending of the request message as to whether or not the actual processing time for the request message has elapsed. When the actual processing time is judged to have elapsed, a determination unit determines an estimated instant of sending based on the instant of sending of the request message and on the actual processing time on the assumption that the response message has been sent. An associating unit associates the determined estimated instant of sending with the request message. An output unit outputs results of the association.04-15-2010
20120166568METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROUP MESSAGING - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for group messaging are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a group messaging system receiving a broadcast message from an originating user, imposing a limit on a number of text characters included in the broadcast message, identifying a group of intended recipients of the broadcast message, determining contact information for an intended recipient included in the group, determining at least one broadcast message sending method for the intended recipient, and sending the broadcast message to the intended recipient using the at least one broadcast message sending method.06-28-2012
20120166566ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MAIL RECORDING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An electronic equipment sends a mail specifying destinations, confirms mail delivery to the destinations based on a delivery confirmation notification received for the mail with respect to the destinations, records in a first storage the sent mail whose delivery is being confirmed together with each destination for which the delivery is being confirmed, records in a second storage the mail whose delivery is confirmed together with each destination for which the delivery is confirmed, and copies the mail from the first to the second storage when the notification is first received and moves each destination for which the notification is received to the second storage.06-28-2012
20120166561Multi-Channel Dynamic Response Communication Engine - An interactive communication system in which a communication established between a user and a content provider comprises of a plurality of disparate communication devices for engaging at least one user, a plurality of gateways in communication with the plurality of disparate communication devices, a multi-channel proxy service, a response engine, a message push engine, a message push scheduler and a content database. The response engine has a dynamic response engine and a just in time response engine. The interactive communication system having an inherent ability to anticipate a response from a user have the ability to construct an expected and coherent response dynamically to the user. The interactive communication system is also capable of completing and/or continuing communication through a time tagged data management. The interactive communication can be obtained by broadcasting a message to a user and receiving a reply from the user for training, quizzing, studying, polling and surveying.06-28-2012
20120166560INFORMATION 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.06-28-2012
20120166556METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME PUBLISH SUBSCRIBE DISCOVERY BASED ON DISTRIBUTED HASH TABLE - A method, a device, and a system for real-time publish subscribe (RTPS) discovery based on a distributed hash table (DHT) are provided. The method for RTPS discovery based on a DHT includes: registering, by a participant peer of participants, the participants in a distributed hash table (DHT) of an overlay network; obtaining location information on relative participants to be discovered from the DHT; sharing information on entities of the relative participants by exchanging a discovery message with the participant peer based on the location information on the obtained relative participants; and performing handshaking between the entities of the participants and the entities of the relative participants. Therefore, the exemplary embodiments of the present invention can rapidly and efficiently perform the discover of the participants based on the DHT.06-28-2012
20120166551METHODS FOR EMAILING LABELS AS PORTABLE DATA FILES AND DEVICES THEREOF - A method, computer readable medium and device that enables emailing a label as a portable data file to destination information associated with a mobile computing device includes obtaining at a proxy server device a web page with a label from a web server device in response to a request from a mobile computing device. The proxy server device obtains destination information for the label associated with the requesting mobile computing device. The proxy server device converts the label into a portable data file and transmits the portable data file using the destination information for the label associated with the requesting mobile computing device.06-28-2012
20120166549Method, Apparatus and System for File Transfer Based on File Directory - The present disclosure provides a file directory-based file transfer method, apparatus and system to address the problem that conventional instant messaging (IM) systems cannot directly implement one-time transfer of an entire file directory. In one aspect, a the sending IM client sends files under root directories of one or more file folders under a file directory one file folder after another. Before sending files under a root directory of a respective file folder, the receiving IM client may send a notification message including a name of the respective file folder and location information of the respective folder under the file directory, and then send all files under the root directory of the respective file folder one-by-one. The receiving IM client establishes a file folder according to the received notification message, and stores files received after the notification message into a root directory of the established file folder.06-28-2012
20090119383END TO END DATA TRANSFER - A method, apparatus and system for data transfer is disclosed. For example, settings from multiple entities arranged in a multi-tier control plane are used to set data transfer policies. The policies are use to govern data transfers such as between end users or from an origin server.05-07-2009
20090119381System and Method of Responding to a Request in a Network Environment Including IMS - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for facilitating responding to a request in a network environment including IMS. A component associated with a recipient is configured to receive an incoming message from a sender, wherein the incoming message is substantially free of an indication of acceptance by the sender of a body of a particular content type. A component associated with the recipient is configured to provide an outgoing message including at least one body of the particular content type.05-07-2009
20090119379Rendering of multi-media content to near bit accuracy by contractual obligation - An embodiment of the present invention includes a technique to identify a piece of content. A content identifier is embedded into the piece of content in a pre-determined format. The content identifier identifies the content. The content embedded with the content identifier is encoded into a packaged content to be transmitted from a content provider to a content delivery operator via a transmission medium. The packaged content is delivered to a subscriber by the content delivery operator free of obfuscation according to a contractual agreement between the content provider and the content delivery operator such that the content identifier is preserved for identification of the content.05-07-2009
20090119376Hint-Based Email Address Construction - Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for hint-based email address construction that include: receiving, in an email address constructor, an email address hint specified by a user, the email address hint representing an email address for an email recipient; parsing, by the email address constructor, the email address hint for a plurality of hint tokens, each of the hint tokens specifying a user attribute for the email recipient, and at least one of the hint tokens specifying an attribute other than the email recipient's name; and determining, by the email address constructor, the email address for the email recipient in dependence upon the plurality of hint tokens.05-07-2009
20090119375METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING DELIVERY OF MOBILE CONTENT USING DIFFERENTIAL METADATA UPDATES - A method of and system of optimizing content delivery within a content delivery channel at a processing element in a dynamic content delivery architecture, the content delivery channel having a plurality of logical or physical content types or a plurality of sub-channels, the method: receiving an envelope at the processing element, the envelope containing one or both of content and metadata; checking any received metadata to determine whether the received metadata comprises metadata for a subset of the plurality of logical or physical content types or plurality of sub-channels for the content delivery channel at the processing element; if the received metadata contains or refers to metadata for a subset of the plurality of logical or physical content types or plurality of sub-channels for the content delivery channel at the processing element, extracting the metadata; and applying the extracted metadata to any received content belonging to the subset of the plurality of logical or physical content types or a plurality of sub-channels for the content delivery channel at the processing element.05-07-2009
20090119373SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INSTANT MESSAGING STATUS - A method and computer program product or managing instant messaging status include identifying an instant messaging unavailable status for a user, and identifying a point-in-time collaborative intersection between the user and one or more collaborative users. The instant messaging unavailable status of the user is penetrated to allow instant messaging communications from at least a portion of the one or more collaborative users during the point-in-time collaborative intersection.05-07-2009
20090119372SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EMAIL WARNINGS - A system and method for providing an email warning including analyzing one or more communication activities of a user. A pattern of communication activity may be defined based upon, at least in part, the analyzed one or more communication activities of the user. An attempted communication activity may be compared to the pattern of communication activity. A notification may be provided to the user if the attempted communication activity is inconsistent with the pattern of communication activity.05-07-2009
20090119371SYNCHRONIZATION OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN A COLLABORATIVE MESSAGING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to question and answer management in a collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session can be provided. The method can include maintaining an instant messaging session between first and second participants, identifying questions and answers in the instant messaging text, matching each of the answers to a corresponding one of the questions, and displaying the matched questions and answers supplementally to the displaying of the chat transcript, ensuring that a participant does not overlook a question where response on their part is required.05-07-2009
20090119370SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC TAGGING IN EMAIL - A method and computer program product for dynamically sharing tags associated with an email including associating one or more tags with an email after the email has been sent. The one or more tags are made accessible to at least a portion of one or more email users.05-07-2009
20090043857SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING A TASK VIA INSTANT MESSAGING - A method for receiving a task via an Instant Messaging (IM) service is described. The device is connected to the IM service. A task initiation instant message is received. A response to the task initiation instant message is sent. The response includes instructions on how to send a task to the device using the IM service. The instructions are independent of an IM provider that provides the IM service. A command is received to execute the task at the device.02-12-2009
20090043856Instant Messenger with Visible Attributes on the Presence Line - An instant messaging system comprising a user interface and a plurality of indicia. The user interface displays the indicia including a potential recipient of an instant message, and a plurality of attributes representing an area of expertise for the potential recipient. A method for displaying the user interface and the indicia is also disclosed.02-12-2009
20090043852SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATION - A method and computer program product for receiving an indication of the generation of an email message addressed to one or more recipients. An online collaborative workspace is generated. The online collaborative space is associated with the email message. At least a portion of the email message is posted to the online collaborative workspace.02-12-2009
20090043851SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATION - A method and computer program product for receiving notification of a first user response message concerning an email message received from a sender; receiving notification of a second user response message concerning the email message received from the sender; and providing the first and second users with one or more statistics concerning the email message.02-12-2009
20090043850SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATION - A method and computer program product for generating an email message from a first user that solicits a response message. A determination is made concerning whether the response message to the email message is still permitted. If the response message to the email message is still permitted, a second user is allowed to generate the response message.02-12-2009
20090043860APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE - The present invention enables accurate detection of risks from an electronic mail message. In a mail inspection unit, an information extraction section extracts text and a mail address from electronic mail accumulated in a journal DB, and a text normalization section normalizes the text. A sort-information saving section generates text sort information according to the score obtained from a sorting engine, and stores it in a mail-management-information storage section. A personal-information saving section extracts personal information from a personal-information storage section according to the mail address, and stores it in the mail-management-information storage section. Finally, a risk-level determination section compares the information stored in the mail-management-information storage section with the information stored in a category-information storage section to determine the risk level of the electronic mail.02-12-2009
20090043859BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS - An MPU of a digital broadcast receiver comprises: a still image generating portion that receives input operation by the user through a remote controller and, based on the received input operation, generates still image information corresponding to video image information received through a receiving portion; and an image transmitting portion that receives input operation by the user through the remote controller, and that, based on the received input operation, attaches the still image information generated by the still image generating portion to an electronic mail message as an attached file and transmits through the Internet the electronic mail message to which the still image information is attached to an electronic mail address stored in an address memorizing portion.02-12-2009
20090327441INSTANT MESSAGING AS A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL FOR A CONTACT CENTER - A system, method, processor and client device for an instant messaging (IM) system including an IM server and a user device operationally coupled to the IM server. The IM server provides an availability indication element to the user device indicating if any one of a plurality agents are available for an IM communication session. The user device enables selection of the availability indication element to initiate the IM communication session. The IM server routes the IM communication session to the available agent if the availability indication is selected by the user. The user device may provide a user interface including the availability indication. The user interface may display an IM buddy indication associated with the plurality of agents. The availability indication may be displayed in the user interface overlapping with the IM buddy indication.12-31-2009
20090307327Instant Messaging Architecture and System for Interoperability and Presence Management - A computer network system establishes an instant messaging (IM) session between a first user registered with a first ISP (ISP) and at least one user registered with a second ISP when the two ISPs operate using different IM protocols. The ISPs each contain a Local IM server connected to each registered user. Each ISP also contains a Universal IM server that is connected to the distributed network. The Universal IM server includes a database that stores routing information and Presence information for each user registered with the second ISPs and facilitates communications between the first and second user using a universal format, such as XML.12-10-2009
20090307326MANAGING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A recipient computer system may receive one or more electronic messages. The recipient computer system may send one, two, or more challenge messages to the sender of the electronic messages in determining whether to deliver the electronic message. The recipient computer system may accept or reject an electronic message based on the response, or lack of response, to the challenge messages. The recipient computer system may send two or more challenge messages at intervals. A sender computer system may record activity of the sender computer system for a recipient computer system to use in determining whether to deliver an electronic message. A sender computer system may provide a summary of that activity with an electronic message. A sender computer system may provide an authorization key for a recipient computer system to use in determining whether to deliver an electronic message. The authorization key may be generated by a third party.12-10-2009
20090307324System and A Method For Implementing A Plurality of Interface Definitions - The present disclosure provides systems and method for implementing a plurality of interface definitions. The system and methods provide for a message to be received according to a first definition, sent to a component for processing according to a second definition and returned to the requester according to the first interface definition. The system and method strip information from the return message that is not contained in the first interface definition.12-10-2009
20090307323APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING SETTING OF DESTINATION OF EMAIL - In a client 12-10-2009
20090307322Digital Camera - A digital camera comprises an image-capturing unit that captures an image of a photographic subject and acquires image data, a communication unit for sending and receiving electronic mail data including image data, a recording control unit that records the image data acquired by the image-capturing unit as photographed image data upon a recording medium, an email for sending creation unit that creates an email for sending, to which is attached an image based upon the photographed image data recorded upon the recording medium, and an email address setting unit that sets an email address as the destination of the email for sending. The email for sending creation unit creates a title or a text of the email for sending, based upon at least one of the photographed image data and the email address that has been set.12-10-2009
20090307320ELECTRONIC MAIL PROCESSING UNIT INCLUDING SILVERLIST FILTERING - Systems and methods of filtering received messages to discard unsolicited messages using silverlist filters and combinations of silverlist filters and other types of filters are disclosed. In many embodiments, an appliance remote from a mail server is used to filter messages using at least a silverlist filter prior to forwarding messages to the mail server. In a number of embodiments, a mail server applies a filtering process that includes a silverlist filter and a challenge response filter. One embodiment of the method of the invention includes receiving a message envelope sent from a sender IP address, where the message envelope includes a sender address and at least one recipient address, determining the reputation of the sender IP address, allowing the message when the sender has a reputable sender IP address, irrespective of the sender and recipient addresses, and performing a test when the sender IP address has unknown reputation. In addition, the test includes issuing a temporary failure to the sender, detecting as a retry a message envelope received within a predetermined time period, where the sender and recipient addresses of the original message envelope and the received message envelope correspond, and allowing the retry message.12-10-2009
20090307319Administering Instant Messaging ('IM') Chat Sessions - Computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and products for administering IM chat sessions including: identifying, by an IM module in dependence upon a merger policy, a plurality of IM participants to merge into a group IM chat session, the IM module providing IM services to one of the participants; and merging, by the IM module, the identified participants into the group IM chat session.12-10-2009
20090307318Systems and Methods to Plan Events at Different Locations - Systems and methods are provided to specify a location of a planned event via a selection of a listing that has location information. For example, in response to a search request a listing may show a business entity at a geographic location; and the user may select the listing as a way to specify the location of a new event or an existing event. In some embodiments, one event can have multiple listings specifying multiple locations.12-10-2009
20090307317AUTOMATICALLY MODIFYING DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATIONS - Modifications are made to communications that have been distributed to one or more recipients. These modifications include at least one of adding a new recipient to the communication, deleting one or more recipients from the communication or moving one or more recipients from one or more of the fields of the communication to one or more other fields. These modifications may be performed automatically and/or transparently for the existing recipients.12-10-2009
20090307316MINIMIZING INCORRECTLY ADDRESSED COMMUNICATIONS WHEN WORKING WITH AMBIGUOUS RECIPIENT DESIGNATIONS - Sending communications to incorrect recipients is minimized. Recipients that have ambiguous names or other designations are marked as ambiguous. Then, in response to including one of those names or designations in a communication, the originator of the communication is automatically warned of the ambiguity. This enables the originator to re-confirm that the communication is being sent to the intended recipient.12-10-2009
20090307315FACILITATING CORRECTION OF INCORRECT IDENTITIES IN PROPAGATED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - An electronic communication is sent from a first tier sender to a first tier of one or more recipients. A first tier recipient propagates the communication to a second tier of one or more recipients. The first tier sender determines that the communication includes an incorrect identity. The first tier sender notifies the first tier recipients of the error and of the corrected identity. Responsive thereto, the first tier recipients send corrections to selected second tier recipients.12-10-2009
20090307314MUSICAL INTEREST SPECIFIC DATING AND SOCIAL NETWORKING PROCESS - A method for determining dating compatibility of users of an online system based on music interests includes obtaining music preferences of users by ranking different genres of music according to the desirability of those genres of music to the first user and comparing the music preferences of the users to provide users with potential matches.12-10-2009
20090307313SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SPAM - The disclosure describes systems and methods for determining spam. A spam detecting system identifies potential spam messages by checking the relationship between a sender of a message and a recipient of the message. The spam detecting system identifies the relationship between the sender and recipient as ‘unknown’ or ‘trusted’. If the message is ‘trusted’, the message is transmitted accordingly to the recipient. If the message is classified as ‘unknown’, then the message is analyzed in view of other identified potential spam messages where an count is tallied against a threshold value to keep track of the probability a message is spam.12-10-2009
20090106379Method and Apparatus for Increasing Personability of Instant Messaging with User Images - A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for handling instant messages. In response to receiving an instant message, a determination is made as to whether a picture of a sender of the instant message is associated with the instant message, wherein the picture is located in a preexisting database of pictures. The picture with the message is displayed on a display in the data processing system, if the picture is associated with the message.04-23-2009
20090106378Open System for Integrating and managing computer-based components representing a specific functionality of a specific application - An open system for integrating and managing computer-based components representing a specific functionality of a specific application with a computer-based core including: a standard context for integrating computer-based components into the specific application; an integrating protocol including instantiating and loading means for indexing, selecting and assigning computer-based components to the execution of functional objectives of the specific application; connecting means for setting up connections and monitoring message flows among the computer-based components; at least one man-machine interface for enabling the connections and the message flows among the computer-based components to be monitored by a user; specific computer-based components, dedicated to the execution of specific applications.04-23-2009
20100274860CHECKING DESTINATION EMAIL ADDRESSES AGAINST HISTORICAL ADDRESS INFORMATION - An email is created that includes one or more destination email addresses, plus historical information regarding previously exchanged emails. Before sending this email, each of the destination email addresses is checked against the email addresses in the historical information and, if a destination email address (or the domain name of that destination address) is not found in the historical information, then a warning is displayed to alert the user to the fact that this historical information may be sent to an unintended recipient. In response to this warning, which may include a list of unapproved destination email address, the user may approve a previously unapproved destination email address, change the unapproved destination email address to one that has been previously approved, or enter a new distribution email to be substituted for the unapproved one. When creating the email, the user may also specify other approved email addresses.10-28-2010
20120221657SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING WEB CONTENT WITH MOBILE DEVICES - A web-based system that may enable the use of a network-enabled mobile device to interact with and remotely control web content on a network-enabled display device. The mobile device may connect to the display device via a server. The mobile device may send communications to the display device to control an application running on the display device. In response, the display device may send communications to the mobile device to update an application running on the mobile device. The mobile device may be untethered to the display device.08-30-2012
20120191798METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUERYING, MONITORING AND CONTROLLING A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK USING INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM - A method for communicating with one or more sensor nodes in a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) over a network is disclosed. The method includes initiating communication with the sensor nodes by sending messages to the server application using the instant messaging system. The server application formats the received messages and communicates to the sensor nodes and in turn also receives responses from the sensor nodes and communicates them back to the IM client. The method also includes steps for enabling a WSN messaging client to converse with an instant messaging client over the network during communication with the one or more sensor nodes in the WSN. The method further includes identifying the IM client the user has employed for communication and the corresponding IM protocol. Also, the method includes the step of configuring the WSN messaging client with the same IM protocol to enable communication.07-26-2012
20120191796VOICE AND TEXT GROUP CHAT DISPLAY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS MOBILE TERMINALS - A single content region in a chat history display is used to display entries representative of a plurality of messages corresponding to all chat histories for all of chat threads currently engaged in by a given mobile terminal. Additionally, a buddy list display supports management of chat buddies, a detail view display allows otherwise truncated messages to be displayed, and a text message editor display supports the composition of text messages. Each chat user may designate public display identifiers for purposes of identification to other chat users. Additionally, each user may designate private display identifiers for each of his/her buddies, which private display identifiers may be used to replace the public display identifiers for that user's buddies when displayed on the user's mobile terminal. In this manner, the use of speech and text based group chatting and similar services in wireless communication environments is more readily enabled.07-26-2012
20120191792SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING WHETHER AN ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE IS COMPLIANT WITH AN ETIQUETTE POLICY - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for determining whether an electronic mail message is compliant with an etiquette policy. In use, a predetermined event associated with an electronic mail message is identified. Additionally, it is determined whether the electronic mail message is compliant with an etiquette policy, in response to the predetermined event. Furthermore, a reaction is performed, based on the determination.07-26-2012
20120191791METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE MEETINGS IN A DISCUSSION SYNTHESIS ENVIRONMENT - The techniques of the present invention provide mechanisms for enabling a new type of interactive online discussion where any number of people can participate in a discussion of a topic and having the impression of following a coherent discussion. By following a novel process described in the present invention, eventually they would collectively generate a set of statements that the majority of the participants have agreed to. Moreover, a participation performance of the participants is being kept so as to potentially regroup those best performers in a future meeting with a similar topic.07-26-2012
20120191789INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MAILBOX MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus stores capacity limit information of a mailbox assigned to a group, and stores information of a list of a plurality of e-mail addresses belonging to the group and set capacities of individual mailboxes corresponding to individual e-mail addresses, receives a value of a set capacity of a mailbox corresponding to an e-mail address stored in a storage unit from an administrator terminal, determines whether the set capacities of all mailboxes corresponding to the plurality of e-mail addresses that belong to the group do not exceed a capacity limit of the mailbox assigned to the group, if a set capacity is changed to the set capacity of the mailbox corresponding to the received e-mail address, and updates the value of the set capacity of the mailbox corresponding to the received e-mail address if it is determined that the set capacities do not exceed the capacity limit.07-26-2012
20120191787Method and system for implementing instant message and e-mail interworking - The disclosure discloses a method for implementing instant message and E-mail interworking, comprising: corresponding an IM user applying a service of IM and E-mail interworking to at least one E-mail address, either being constructed from an IM address of the IM user or being a pre-allocated E-mail address; determining the E-mail address or IM address of a destination user from a received IM or a received E-mail from a user, converting the IM into a E-mail or the E-mail into an IM, and sending the E-mail or IM to the determined receiving address of the destination user. The disclosure also discloses a system for implementing IM and E-mail interworking. The disclosure realizes a free interworking between IM and E-mail.07-26-2012
20120191786Email Addressee Verification Systems and Methods for the Same - The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method of verifying a recipient address in an electronic correspondence, the method including the steps of: receiving a recipient address in an electronic correspondence; running an addressee verification logic configured to verify the recipient address according to any one of an: address suffix comparison, correspondence content, recipient combination, or to-from combinations; and indicating whether the addressee information is verified.07-26-2012
20120191785COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SENDING AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE - A communication device includes: a processor for rendering a message list for display on a display screen in communication with the processor, the message list comprising indications of electronic messages received by the communication device; and an input device in communication with the processor, the processor configured to receive input from the input device to select at least one electronic message from the message list, and further configured to send identification of an electronic address associated with the at least one electronic message and an out-of-office reply setting to a messaging server, the messaging server for generating and sending an out-of-office notification to the electronic address.07-26-2012
20090106372SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO TRANSMIT INFORMATION TO A GROUPWARE CLIENT - A system may include creation of a message associated with a standards-compliant groupware object and compliant with a Web service message interface, conversion of the message to an internet electronic mail message, and transmission of the internet electronic mail message to an electronic mail address.04-23-2009
20090094342Recognizing Spam Email - A system includes at least one router for routing email messages from a sender node to a destination node; a system memory; a network interface; a database; and a processor configured for: extracting the delivery path information from the email message; determining a network path for the email message using delivery path information; comparing the delivery path information with the plurality of prior delivery paths; determining a measure of similarity between the network path of the received email message and one or more of the plurality of prior email paths; and determining a spam score for the email received, based on the measure of similarity.04-09-2009
20090094341METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ENHANCED MESSAGING - Methods and apparatus for providing rich media for enhancing user interaction with a messaging program. The rich media includes user perceptible content and content specific information. User perceptible content may include a small animated picture with an embedded sound file that messaging program users can send to each other during a messaging session. Content specific information may include a description of the perceptible content, context menu items including universal resource identifiers that link to information related to the content and information related to other messaging program content. In addition computer code is provided to allow communication between the rich media and the messaging program so that the messaging program and the rich media can interoperate.04-09-2009
20090094340Intelligence of the crowd electronic mail management system - Embodiments of ranking emails within an email system are disclosed. One method of ranking emails within an email system includes monitoring actions of a plurality of email users of the email system, and ranking a plurality of emails sent or received by at least one of the email users based on the monitored actions of the plurality of email users.04-09-2009
20090094339METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WIDGET SHARING BETWEEN CONTENT AGGREGATION POINTS - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a processing device to send a widget to a handheld mobile device. The request can be defined after at least a portion of an instance of the widget has been processed at the processing device. The request can be associated with a widget identifier. The method can also include defining a widget precursor at a widget-sharing server in response to the request from the processing device. The widget precursor can be associated with the widget identifier and a placement identifier.04-09-2009
20090094338EMAIL SYSTEM FOR SENDING MESSAGES TO MULTIPLE GROUPS - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for transmitting an email message to multiple groups of recipients is disclosed herein. In selected embodiments, a method may include composing an email message including digitally encoded content and email addresses associated with a first group of intended recipients. The method may further include adding, in response to a user request, email addresses associated with a second group of intended recipients. The email message may then be sent to the first and second groups of intended recipients. The method may further include preventing the first group of intended recipients from determining the identities of the second group of intended recipients, and preventing the second group of intended recipients from determining the identities of the first group of intended recipients.04-09-2009
20090094337METHOD OF ACCESSING WEB E-MAIL OFF-LINE - Computer implemented methods and computer code products provide off-line access to web-based e-mail services. A user of a local data processing system is provided with a local replica of a webmail system. An off-line activity is performed within the local replica. The local replica then utilizes a browser to connect to a webmail server. A synchronization of the local replica with a message file of the webmail server is then performed.04-09-2009
20090094332System and method for enabling offline use of email through a browser interface - A system and method provide online and offline collaboration suite functionality. A local web server application running on the user's computer serves an email client on the user's computer, where the email client executes within a browser. Because the local web server application executes on the user's computer, it is able to serve the email client regardless of whether the user's computer is online or offline. The local web server application also communicates with a remote web server, where the remote web server has the capability to receive incoming messages from, and send outbound messages to, a Mail Transfer Agent. When the user's computer is online, the remote web server and local web server application periodically (although not necessarily at regular intervals) synchronize their user mailbox information. The local web server application and remote web server application store, search, and index user mailbox information in the same manner.04-09-2009
20120185541Traffic Localization In Peer-To-Peer Networks - Provided is a method for localizing peer-to-peer traffic. The method includes transmitting, by a first node of a peer-to-peer network, a first message to one or more other nodes associated with the peer-to-peer network. The message includes a request for content and a deadline for when the content is to be received by the first node.07-19-2012
20120296981Method for Reduction of Disk Space Usage of Electronic Messages in a Network - A method is presented for reducing the total amount of disk space used by multiple recipients of an electronic message in a network.11-22-2012
20130073649VOICE INSTANT MESSAGING - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data include enabling instant messaging communication between a sender an at least one recipient through an instant messaging host. In addition, voice communication is enabled between the sender and the recipient through the instant messaging host.03-21-2013
20130073634EMAIL CLIENT WITH ERP TASK INTEGRATION - Various arrangements for handling enterprise resource planning (ERP) tasks external from ERP software are presented. An email client, executed on a user computer system, may retrieve ERP tasks that are assigned to a user from an ERP computer system. The email client executed on the user computer system may integrate the ERP tasks retrieved from the ERP computer system into an email client task list such that the email client task list displays the ERP tasks assigned to the user. The email client executed on the user computer system may display the email client task list that comprises the ERP tasks retrieved from the ERP computer system.03-21-2013
20130073652PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTACT INFORMATION CORRESPONDING TO A REFERENCED INDIVIDUAL - Providing supplemental contact information for an individual referenced in an electronic message typically includes receiving an electronic message, examining the electronic message, detecting an identifier for a referenced individual contained in the electronic message, and making supplemental contact information for the referenced individual available to a recipient of the electronic message. The supplemental contact information may include information that is in addition to information contained in the electronic message. The supplemental contact information may include at least one of an e-mail address, a screen name, a telephone number, a facsimile number, and a mailing address, each of which is associated with the referenced individual.03-21-2013
20130073647PRESENTING A RECIPIENT OF AN E-MAIL WITH AN OPTION TO INSTANT MESSAGE A SENDER OR ANOTHER RECIPIENT BASED ON THE SENDER'S OR THE OTHER RECIPIENT'S ADDRESS AND ONLINE STATUS - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.03-21-2013
20130060874Method of Recording and Delivering Messages through an Online Platform - A method of recording and delivering messages through an online platform includes a user account where the user account uploads the messages to the online platform. The user account includes a user profile and also creates a plurality of guest profiles where the plurality of guest profiles is assigned to view the uploaded messages. All of the uploaded messages are saved into a database through the online platform and secured until the user's death. The application software continuously searches through a vitality database for information which can be matched with the user profile. When a match is found for the user profile from the vitality database, the application software notifies a plurality of guests with a deceased notification link and a time sensitive password. The deceased notification link and the time sensitive password allow the plurality of guest to selectively view the uploaded messages.03-07-2013
20130060879Informing Recipient Device of Message Content Properties - According to one aspect of the present invention, a content class of a data set for a message to be transmitted to the recipient device is defined. A network element transferring messages to the recipient device specifies at least one information element in a message to the recipient terminal such that the information element includes an indication of the content class. The message is transmitted to the recipient device.03-07-2013
20130060878INTEGRATED DOCUMENT DELIVERY METHOD AND APPARATUS - A document delivery network server having a set of integrated functions including sending, receiving, routing and filing of FAXes and e-mails to other users which achieves numerous advantages over the prior art. The document delivery system is based on a client/server model having both analog and digital Fax line capabilities. The server side provides very highly integrated systems functionality based on industry standard, commercially available hardware and a mix of industry stardard and proprietary software components including integrated FAX/modem modules, an embedded OS, embedded plug-and-play driver sets, embedded e-mail gateways, an embedded FAX archive, embedded back-up/restore, proprietary high efficiency line utilization and highly efficient load balancing.03-07-2013
20130060877METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING REPOSTED MESSAGE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for presenting reposted messages. The method includes: respectively establishing, in a server for each piece of original message X, a reposting chain, which takes the each piece of original message X as a root node, generating a piece of reposted message each time the original message X is reposted, and adding the reposted message to the reposting chain as a sub-node; and pulling needed reposted messages from the server when a client terminal device, at which a user locates receives an instruction instructing viewing the reposted messages corresponding to the original message X in a full amount message aggregation mode, and displaying the reposted messages on a page. Embodiments of the present invention also provide a system for presenting reposted messages. With the scheme of the present invention, a whole reposting chain of the original message may be presented to the user.03-07-2013
20130060876REAL-TIME DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND RELATED COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHODS - Real-time data transmission systems and related methods are provided. Such systems may include a computer-implemented content management interface that includes a macro and/or a template configured to receive content-specific data entry, a subscriber database including subscriber data that includes at least one content-specific identifier, an advertisement database that is configured to manage advertisement data that includes at least one target identifier, and a data management engine. The data management engine may be in operative communication with the computer-implemented interface, the subscriber database, and/or the advertisement database. The data management engine may be configured to transmit content-specific data and advertisement data to one or more subscribers based on the subscriber data. The computer-implemented content management interface may include at least one administrative control associated with at least one administrative level.03-07-2013
20130060875METHOD FOR GENERATING AND USING A VIDEO-BASED ICON IN A MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE - A method for generating and using a video-based icon (videcon) in a message, where a videcon comprises a (preferably short) video and an associated code, comprising identifying the code within a message, retrieving the video associated with the code, inserting either the video or a link to the video into the message, and sending the message to its intended recipient.03-07-2013
20130060873REAL TIME EVENT REVIEWING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Collating real time comments associated with an event enables a user to provide the real time comments on proceedings occurring in the event. The method of collating real time comments comprises providing real time comments for the event, wherein the real time comments are provided on a communication device. Thereafter, identifying a position parameter value of the real time comment by the communication device and sending the comments data to the central server by the communication device, wherein the comments data comprises real time comments and the position parameter values, followed by processing the comments data by the central sewer. Processing of the comments data would further comprise collating the real time comments of the user with real time comments from the plurality of users. The user comments are thus synced using algorithms, with a single timeline of the respective event stored in the central server.03-07-2013
20130060872METHOD, SERVER, CLIENT AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK PLATFORM INTERACTION - The present invention discloses a method, a server, a client and a system for network platform interaction which belong to the technical field of communication. The method comprises steps wherein: an intermediate platform detects a location event which includes selecting a contact person on a first platform and locating the contact person at a certain position; the intermediate platform acquires the information about the contact from the first platform, determines a corresponding second platform according to the position, and sends the location event to the second platform; the second platform analyzes the location event to acquire the related data of the position, acquires the contact person's information from the intermediate platform, and executes corresponding operations according to the contact person's information and the related data of the position. The system comprises a server and a client, wherein the server comprises an intermediate platform and the client comprises a first platform and a second platform. The invention reduces the complexity and development cost of the network platform and the mutual dependence and coupling degree of two interacting parties.03-07-2013
20130060870METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AND DELIVERING PERSONALIZED MESSAGES - A method for creating and delivering a personalized message, comprises the steps of: receiving, via an Internet web site, data from a client, including a selection of a celebrity and contact information for an intended recipient of the message; storing the data in a database; retrieving a message script from a database based on the selected celebrity; prompting the client to enter certain personal information about the intended recipient of the message; receiving the personal information about the intended recipient of the message; creating the personalized message from the message script and the personal information; and delivering the personalized message to the intended recipient using the contact information.03-07-2013
20130060869Computational systems and methods for identifying a communications partner - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one social network message from at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting the sender profile in association with the at least one.03-07-2013
20130060868Computational systems and methods for identifying a communications partner - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one social network message from at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting the sender profile in association with the at least one.03-07-2013
20130060867Computational systems and methods for identifying a communications partner - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one email communication from at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting the sender profile in association with the at least one email communication.03-07-2013
20130060871Systems and Methods for Performing Live Chat Functionality Via a Mobile Device - Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for extending chat capabilities of traditional computer-to-computer chat systems to mobile devices. As will be generally understood, chat sessions typically allow users and chat agents to type and send/receive messages through a chat system. According to one aspect, such a mobile consumer messaging system (MCMS) utilizes existing mobile communication channels to interface with existing traditional chat systems. Specifically, in various embodiments of the MCMS, chat agents using existing, traditional chat systems are able to participate in chat sessions with end users through the users' mobile devices without specific modifications to the existing chat system. Further, according to one embodiment, chat agents utilize a single chat platform to participate in chat sessions with end users through the end users' mobile devices as well as with various other users utilizing a traditional chat system on a computer.03-07-2013
20130060866Computational systems and methods for identifying a communications partner - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one email communication from at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting the sender profile in association with the at least one email communication.03-07-2013
20130060865SYNCHRONIZATION OPERATION BASED ON A FILTER TAG - A method performed by a processing system includes receiving a synchronization command that includes a filter tag as a parameter from a user device of a user and providing only a set of items for the user that include the filter tag to the user device.03-07-2013
20130060864METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF A MESSAGE - A message distribution apparatus and method for distribution of a message submitted by a user by a terminal connected to a communication network to a previously unknown group of receiving users has an access to a database which stores a semantic network data model with terms linked to each other by semantic relations and/or a social network data model with users linked to each other by social relations; a mapping engine which maps at least one term being associated with the submitted message to terms being associated with users of the social network data model and/or with terms of the semantic data model for generating a group of potential receiving users for the submitted message; and a distribution engine which distributes the submitted message of the submitting user via the communication network to a group of receiving users filtered from the at least one generated group of potential receiving users.03-07-2013
20130060863Method and System for Filtering Outgoing Email - A system, device and method to receive, from a user, an email to be sent to a recipient, determine whether the email contains one of a plurality of sensitive keywords, determine whether the email contains sensitive context content, approve the email to be sent to the recipient, if the email does not contain a sensitive keyword and if the email does not contain sensitive context content and reject the email, if the email contains a sensitive keyword or if the email contains sensitive context content.03-07-2013
20130060862Enabling Wireless Device Communication - A wireless communication device is configured to communicate with at least one other electronic user communication device that is connected to communicate on an electronic communication network. The user's device automatically creates a communication list comprising the at least one other electronic user communication device on the network, and the user communication device sends the communication list to a remote server device. So configured, the user communication device can automatically create a communication list of devices with which the user can use instant messaging or chat-like communications, without having to separately discover, search, or otherwise locate such devices and add them as friends or buddies or approved communication devices to a communication list. Accordingly, the electronic user communication device will provide to a user a communication list without additional registration or other set-up procedures.03-07-2013
20130060861CHANGING EMAIL ADDRESSEE CATEGORIZATION - A request to change an addressee category of a received email is received by a computing device. An indication of a changed addressee category is also received by the computing device. The changed addressee category is propagated to one or more instances of the received email.03-07-2013
20120311056INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - The present invention includes: acquiring a message related to a web site designated by a first user and link information to a web page of the web site, from a storage means that stores the message and the link information (S12-06-2012
20120311055METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING MESSAGE THREADS - A method for updating an electronic mail (“email”) message presented to a user on a display screen of a data processing system, the email message belonging to a thread of email messages received by the data processing system, the method comprising: determining whether one or more of the email messages in the thread was received after the email message is opened on the display screen; and, if so, displaying an update message on the display screen indicating that one or more of the email messages in the thread was so received.12-06-2012
20130097256SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONFIGURING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - An electronic message may be reconfigured to effect an enhanced notification using an input interface to receive at least one electronic message created by or on behalf of a message source for delivery to an intended recipient. A matching engine determines whether the electronic message corresponds to a predetermined definition of an enhanced notification.04-18-2013
20110066691INFORMATION SHARING METHOD - An information sharing method for placing a communications device in connection with other communications devices located within a predetermined distance. This information sharing method allows users to instantly connect remotely, without face-to-face contact, and to instantly exchange and store contact information to each other's communications devices without manually inputting it. This interaction is facilitated via a conventional network plan coupled with a conventional software application programmed within the communications devices that serve as the hardware element of the present invention. The preferred embodiment for the communications devices relates to communications devices such as mobile phones, although a computing device or laptop configured to send and receive signals and data also may be used.03-17-2011
20090292779Method and System for Supervising Electronic Text Communications of an Enterprise - A method and system for supervising electronic text messages in an enterprise allows for storing organizational information related to the enterprise, identifying a source and a target of the electronic text message, invoking communication screens between the identified source and target, each of the invoked communication screens being determined by the organizational information for the identified source and target, analyzing the electronic text message by a set of rules corresponding to said invoked communication screens to provide a supervisory score, and applying supervisory action to the electronic text message based on the supervisory score, including any of blocking transmission, redirecting the electronic text message to a supervisor or a supervisory file, and copying the electronic text message to the supervisory file.11-26-2009
20090271490Communication Protocols Based on Mutuality - A communication system that conditions initiation of communication and delivery of messages on party mutuality, and optionally, other mutuality conditions such as topic mutuality. One of the advantages of the present system is its ability to deliver messages otherwise undeliverable due to the lack of a unique and specific recipient address. The present system achieves this by matching messages that employ fuzzy addressing schemes.10-29-2009
20090271489ELECTRONIC MAIL SYSTEM AND METHOD - An electronic mail server processes large numbers of electronic messages. The server includes software which detects various status conditions relating to each message. One or more user-defined software modules are attached to the server software, such that upon detection of a given condition, the associated module is executed. Thus, the modules are executed in real time, i.e. while the main server software is operating. In one example, the user-defined modules can be used to update a database of addresses in real time, when messages to certain addresses in the database are returned as undeliverable.10-29-2009
20090271488METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING FOREIGN HOLIDAYS FOR A COMPUTER APPLICATION BASED ON EMAIL - A method, system, and computer program product are provided for managing foreign holidays. The system includes a processor configured to receive email information relating to foreign countries that a user communicates with, calculate based on the email information a respective count for each foreign country, and compare the respective count to a threshold. The processor is also configured to offer the user an option to add foreign holidays corresponding to a particular foreign country to the computer application when the respective count for the particular foreign country exceeds the threshold, and offer the user an option to specify a different country than an actual originating country. The respective count is respectively calculated for the actual originating country and for the different country to allow consideration of both a home country as the different country and a visiting country as the actual originating country for a particular individual.10-29-2009
20090271487SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF AUTOMATIC RETRANSMISSION OF ELECTRONIC MAIL - Disclosed are systems and methods of automatic retransmission of electronic mail.10-29-2009
20090271485LOAD BALANCED STORAGE PROVISIONING - Available performance capacities of storage servers and storage devices in a storage infrastructure are determined using a plurality of metrics, wherein each of the storage devices is managed by one of the storage servers. Each aggregate is hosted by a storage server and includes multiple storage devices. A relationship between the plurality of metrics is analyzed. An aggregate from which to allocate storage capacity to a volume from a plurality of aggregates is selected based on the available performance capacities and the relationship between the plurality of metrics. The selection is performed without information about properties of the volume. Storage capacity of the selected aggregate is automatically allocated to the volume. After said allocation, the plurality of aggregates is approximately load balanced.10-29-2009
20090271484FACEMAIL - Systems and methods are provided for generating, sending, and delivering a message addressed using an image of an intended message recipient of the message. In one embodiment, a sending user captures or otherwise obtains an image of an intended message recipient. A message to the intended message recipient is then generated, addressed using the image of the intended message recipient, and sent to a central server. The central server identifies the intended message recipient based on the image of the intended message recipient and optionally a location and time at which the image was captured. Optionally, the identity of the intended message recipient may be verified by one or more users such as one or more friends of the intended message recipient. The central server then sends the message to the intended message recipient using known contact information such as a username or email address of the intended message recipient.10-29-2009
20090271483METHOD FOR REPUBLICATION OF PUBLISHED MESSAGES AS APPENDS ON A SEPARATE RETAINED TOPIC - A method for republication of published messages includes receiving a published message on a topic from a publisher, storing the published message as an appended retained message, republishing the appended retained message on a history topic, receiving a request from a subscriber to view at least a portion of the appended retained message, and transmitting the republished message to a subscriber subscribing to the topic after the published message has been published via the history topic.10-29-2009
20090089383SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING CONTENT SIMILARITY WITHIN EMAILS DOCUMENTS EMPLOYING SELECTIVE TRUNCATION - A system and a method for detecting content similarities in different emails employing selective truncation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating a first token value dependent on a first subset of characters at a beginning portion of a first email document, generating a second token value dependent on a second subset of characters at an ending portion of a first email document, and depending upon the first and second token values, selectively generating one or more hash values corresponding to a sequence of characters between the first subset and the second subset. The method further comprises generating a third token value dependent on a third subset of characters at a beginning portion of a second email document, generating a forth token value dependent on a forth subset of characters at an ending portion of a second email document, depending upon the first and second token values, and selectively generating one or more hash values corresponding to a sequence of characters between the first subset and the second subset. The method finally comprises comparing the one or more hash values corresponding to the sequence of characters between the first subset and the second subset with the one or more hash values corresponding to the sequence of characters between the third subset and the fourth subset.04-02-2009
20090070430SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOTIFYING LEGAL STATUS OF PATENTS - A method for notifying a legal status of a patent is disclosed. The method includes: setting notification parameters, the notification parameters including one or more patent numbers and/or patent application numbers and an assignee information; downloading a new legal status of patents in a database from the patent office website and updating the legal status of the patents in the database if the patent office website has issued new legal status of the patent; sending a message including the updated legal status to assignee according to the assignee information, if the updated legal status are of the one or more patents and/or patent applications.03-12-2009
20120226763INTELLIGENT PROCESSING IN THE CONTEXT OF AWAY AND OFFLINE INSTANT MESSAGES - An electronic assistant handles instant messages sent to a user when the user is away or offline. The electronic assistant may respond intelligently and helpfully to inquiries regarding the user's away or offline status, may take messages for delivery to the away or offline user, and may intelligently forward messages to the user, as appropriate.09-06-2012
20120226762METHOD 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.09-06-2012
20120226757Location Filtered Messaging - A method enabling a mobile/non-mobile device to perform location-based message filtering against a proposed list of message recipients. Identifiers indicating location characteristics are embedded in the body of a message prior to transmission. Following message transmission, location characteristics are identified/extracted from a location filtered message by a location filtering engine. Location characteristics may indicate a geographic location (e.g. address, zip code, etc.), a POI, or a boundary centered at a geographic location/POI. The location filtering engine attains location information for each device referenced in a proposed distribution list. Attained location information for each device is compared against location characteristics extracted from a corresponding location filtered message. A formal distribution list is compiled, containing all devices in the proposed distribution list with location information matching location criteria embedded in the corresponding filtered message. The present invention applies to any messaging technology that does not encrypt the actual body of a message.09-06-2012
20080313292Threaded Presentation of Electronic Mail - A threaded list of e-mail messages is provided by checking each received message against previous messages to determine whether the new message is associated with previous messages. If so, then a new thread is created. The new thread has an associated thread header, which stores metadata bout the messages in the thread. If the received message is related to messages in an existing thread, then the received message is added to that thread, and the thread header for that thread is updated to reflect data from the received message. The thread header appears with messages in a message list view of the inbox, and provides data about the thread. Messages that are not part of a thread are shown in the same view as threaded messages, without a thread header. This allows a user to view both threaded and non-threaded messages in a single view.12-18-2008
20110047235HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS REGISTERING SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR REGISTERING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, PROGRAM FOR REGISTERING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, AND MEDIUM STORING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS REGISTERING PROGRAM AND READABLE BY COMPUTER - To provide a human relationships registering system, a method and a server for registering human relationships, a program for registering human relationships, and a medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by a computer, all of which are used to establish wide and close relationships with members having a variety of occupations or engaged in various technical fields and to obtain expert knowledge or information. The human relationships registering system comprises first data processing units 02-24-2011
20130066981METHOD OF PROVIDING TOPIC-BASED SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE - Provided are method of providing topic-based social network service. Present invention provides a method of providing a topic-based social network service (SNS), in which from among comment content written about a specific topic entity, comment content uploaded by users having a personal relationship (such as a friend or acquaintance relationship) with a logged-in user or by users designated as experts on the specific topic entity is provided to the logged-in user so that the logged-in user can secure reliable information about the specific topic entity.03-14-2013
20090030998CONTACT SIDEBAR TILE - Methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking real-time communication data within a single contact tracking application for diverse communication providers and applications. A global data store is synchronized with real-time communication data, such as presence, status, unread messages, and unread notifications, from each application/provider. Real-time communication data for contacts dynamically determined to be recent contacts is retrieved from the data store, based on properties such as a most recent communication time, a communication count, and the like. Real-time communication data corresponding to contacts identified as pinned contacts for which display of real-time communication data is preferred, also may be retrieved. A user interface is generated for displaying the one or more recent and/or pinned contacts, which may vary in size based on the number of contacts identified as pinned contacts, from which a contact may be selected for real-time conversation or e-mail.01-29-2009
20090030997Method and Apparatus for Minimizing Storage of Common Attachment Files in an E-Mail Communications Server - The present invention provides an e-mail communications system that minimizes the number of duplicate copies of common attachment files to e-mail communications that are stored in the mail store of an e-mail server. When the e-mail server receives an e-mail attachment file that is larger than a threshold size, the server performs a database search for another copy of the attachment file in the mail store. If another copy is located, the system creates a pointer in the mail store that associates the located attachment file with the e-mail for the additional recipient(s). Attachment files are deleted only after the recipients of the associated e-mail communications delete each of the respective e-mails.01-29-2009
20090030996TECHNIQUE OF RELAYING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CLIENT APPARATUS AND SERVER APPARATUS - A relay system for obtaining a program from a server and returning the program to a client by forwarding a message received from a client to the server.01-29-2009
20090030995WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Apparatus and methods for wireless systems provide a mechanism to enhance the communication capabilities of wireless users. In an embodiment, a system includes a wireless server communicatively operable with a set of mobile wireless clients, where the wireless server has a share agent configured to control dissemination of information from a database on a shared basis responsive to a determination of a privacy state of the information. In an embodiment, a mobile wireless device has an integrated management system operable with a controller. The management system is configured to manage the mobile wireless device operable as a multiple-mode wireless client to each wireless server of a set of wireless servers such that information may be shared among the mobile wireless device and the set of wireless servers.01-29-2009
20090030993Simultaneous synchronous split-domain email routing with conflict resolution - An email address may be associated with more than one inbox on more than one server. An email sent to such an address may not be delivered automatically to all the inboxes because mail transfer agents follow a rule that each email address is uniquely associated with one inbox on one server, so such agents stop after delivering email to the first inbox. A switching mail transfer agent processes email to deliver to more than one inboxes associated with the address substantially synchronously and substantially without duplicates being delivered to the same inbox.01-29-2009
20090030991SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING VIDEOS INLINE WITH AN E-MAIL - A method of facilitating the organization and presentation of video e-mails containing embedded video provides a repository for distinguishing video e-mails from regular e-mails, displays the contents of the repository (e.g., as a list of thumbnails, etc.), and, in response to their selection, streams embedded videos from within the e-mail client where the body of an e-mail is usually displayed.01-29-2009
20090030990Tunneling Artifacts Through Instant Messengers - An interactive teleconference includes a text messaging session between a first user and second user. A collaborative pipe is attendant to, but invisible to, the text messaging session. The collaborative pipe allows artifacts, from a first application used by the first user, to be transmitted to a second application used by the second user without underlying logic in the text messaging session being aware of the artifact transmission.01-29-2009
20090030989ENTERPRISE E-MAIL BLOCKING AND FILTERING SYSTEM BASED ON USER INPUT - Incoming e-mails having an incoming domain are received at an e-mail server. Incoming domains are compared to a list of blocked domains to determine whether the incoming e-mail is to be delivered. Incoming domain are further compared to at least one predefined category having a distribution list. If the intended recipient is not a member of the distribution list, the incoming e-mail is not delivered. Domains within the blocked domain list and the predefined categories are user suggested domains from previously received e-mails.01-29-2009
20090030988RICH-MEDIA INSTANT MESSAGING WITH SELECTIVE RICH MEDIA MESSAGING BROADCAST - In one embodiment, a method for sending a video message and a text message in a communication session is provided. The method includes determining when a contextual trigger is detected in the communication session between a first user and a second user. For example, the contextual trigger may be when a first user focuses on a window being used for the communication session. The first user may then input a text message. A video message of the first user in the communication session is also determined. The video message is determined based on when the contextual trigger is determined. For example, the video message may include video from a time before when the contextual trigger is determined, such as 10 or 20 seconds before, until a time when the first user is finished inputting the text message. The text message and video message are then sent to a second user.01-29-2009
20130067003Managing Instant Messages - Managing instant messages may include receiving instant messages created by or on behalf of one or more message sources for delivery to an intended recipient. From among the received instant messages, qualifying instant messages may be identified that satisfy a capture rule, and two or more of the qualifying instant messages may be captured. The intended recipient may be informed of the captured instant messages unobtrusively, and also may be enabled to manage the captured instant messages.03-14-2013
20130067013MESSAGE SYNCHRONIZATION - A computerized device, comprising communications facility, a foreground program and a background task configured to launch the foreground program responsive to incoming communication by the communications facility.03-14-2013
20130067000OUT OF OFFICE MESSAGE IMPROVEMENTS - Embodiments of the present invention relate to set of improvements to the out of office assistant that send out of office messages to senders of messages while a recipient is out of the office. One embodiment of the out of office assistant associates an out of office message with a calendar event to ensure the out of office message is sent only for the predetermined time period associated with the calendar event. Other embodiments of the out of office assistant generating different messages to people internal to an organization and people external to an organization, and the out of office assistant allows different rich text formatting for the different messages. In a further embodiment, a persistent reminder reminds the user that the out of office message application is turned on.03-14-2013
20130066989Video Messaging - Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system by receiving, at an instant messaging host, a video file from a sender and intended for a recipient; authenticating the video file; and sending the video file to the intended recipient.03-14-2013
20130067011Data Transmission/Reception System and Data Transmission/Reception Program - Provided is a data transmission/reception system which can display a title created based on an attribute information of a data on a monitor with high visibility. When a command is inputted via an input unit, a CPU creates a title information file used for creating the title, and when the data is created, the CPU creates a title attribute information table. A communication terminal transmits and receives the data and the title attribute information table. The CPU creates the title in accordance with the title information file and the title attribute information table. The monitor displays plural titles on a title list screen. Accordingly, a user can display the plural titles on the monitor with the high visibility. Moreover, the user can easily manage the data in accordance with the title.03-14-2013
20130067012SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE USE OF MESSAGING SYSTEMS - A system and method for secure use of messaging systems. A mediator may receive an original message, process the original message to produce a processed message, and may forward the processed message to a server or a messaging system. A mediator may receive a processed message from a server or a messaging system, process the received processed message to produce an unprocessed message that may be substantially identical to the original message and may forward the unprocessed message to a destination.03-14-2013
20130067010NETWORKING ACTIVITY INTERACTIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD, CLIENT TERMINAL AND SERVER THEREOF - A networking activity interactive system includes: a creating module for creating networking activity contents; an interactive module for receiving requests for participating the networking activity and participant data submitted by a user, to ensure only participant data in conformity with the networking activity contents is added to the participant user group of the networking activity, and the user is added to the participant user group; a database for storing the networking activity contents, the participant user group of the networking activity, and the participant reply content volume; a presenting module for presenting the networking activity content and the participant reply content volume of the networking activity. Furthermore, a method, a client terminal and a server for networking activity interactive are also provided. The present interactive system and method hereof, ensure that the participant data submitted by the user is in conformity with the created networking activity contents.03-14-2013
20130067009SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING ELECTRONIC MAIL MISMATCHES - A system and method for handling e-mail address mismatches between the address contained within a user's certificate or certificate chain, and the account address actually being used is disclosed. In order to resolve address mismatches a canonical or generic domain name or user name may, for example, be used as a lifelong address of a user that is contained in the user's certificate. Upon detection of an address mismatch, the system and method disclosed herein may automatically re-check the certificate or search for a certificate containing the canonical or generic domain name and/or user name to attempt to resolve the mismatch.03-14-2013
20130067007METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE OUTPUT OF DEVICES IN THE NETWORK - A wireless network system includes a platform device transmitting a first message including display capability information to at least one device and at least one device transmitting a second message to the platform device in response to the first message. The display capability information includes information on a display space and a display format supportable by the platform device. The second message includes display output information of the at least one device. The display output information includes: information on a display space, a display format, and display contents selected by the at least one device based upon the display capability information; and field type information that indicates characteristics of a field in which the display contents are displayed.03-14-2013
20130067008Method and Apparatus for Establishing Independent Message Page - A method for establishing an independent message page is provided. The method includes: obtaining, by an IM client, a trigger event for a message in a main panel, and obtaining identification information of the message according to the trigger event; determining, by the IM client, an independent message page corresponding to the identification information of the message; displaying, by the IM client, the independent message page. By using the present invention, the usability and interactivity of the IM client are improved. An apparatus applying the above method is also provided.03-14-2013
20130067005BUDDY LIST- BASED CALENDARING - Instant messaging (IM) entities may be invited to an electronic calendar event using an instant message. Selecting the IM entities as invitees to the event may include dragging and dropping names of the IM entities from a buddy list of an IM application to an event from an electronic calendar application, or vice versa. A method of inviting an entity to a calendar event includes providing a calendar event from a calendar application and recognizing, by the calendar application, an IM entity as an invitee to the event.03-14-2013
20130066998Method And System For Publishing An Electronic File Attached To An Electronic Mail Message - Publishing content associated with an electronic file attached to an electronic mail message by executing instructions contained in the electronic mail attachment and accessing the content at a remote computer server identified by the attached file. The attached file includes computer-executable instructions, such as a computer program or script, which include an identifier for a remote server connected to a distributed computer network. In response to launching the attached file of the electronic mail message with a viewer program, a browser program can be opened to enable the recipient to view the content of the identified remote server. This supports the communication of electronic content by using an electronic mail message to transport an electronic file attachment having instructions that, when executed by the recipient's computer, enable the recipient to view the electronic content by accessing a server computer connected to distributed computer network.03-14-2013
20130067004Electronic Message System with Federation of Trusted Senders - Systems and methods for allowing challenge messages to be sent directly to a recipient's inbox where normally the challenge message would be sent to a pending folder or deleted. Challenge messages sent between federated messaging services contain a federated token which can be identified, authenticated and validated to determine whether the challenge message should be sent to a recipient's inbox. The federated token can include an authentication portion and a validation portion. Authentication methods for the authentication portion can include, for example, checksums, salts, hashes and digital signatures. Once a federated token is authenticated by decrypting the authentication portion according to one or more of these authentication methods, the federated token is validated by determining the defined use-base and determining whether the receipt of the federated token satisfies the defined use.03-14-2013
20130067002Managing Instant Messages - Managing instant messages may include receiving instant messages created by or on behalf of one or more message sources for delivery to an intended recipient. From among the received instant messages, qualifying instant messages may be identified that satisfy a capture rule, and two or more of the qualifying instant messages may be captured. The intended recipient may be informed of the captured instant messages unobtrusively, and also may be enabled to manage the captured instant messages.03-14-2013
20130067001ENABLING MAPPING IDENTIFICATION OF ONLINE IDENTITIES BETWEEN DIFFERENT MESSAGING SERVICES - A method and system for populating identities in a message service involves registering a user of a first messaging service with a second messaging service. User identities for users other than the registered user may be identified. These user identities may be associated with the first messaging service and may be stored in a list associated with the registered user. It is determined if each identified user identity has a matching user identity associated with the second messaging service. If so, a database associated with the second messaging service is populated with the matching user identities. Determining whether a matching user identity exists may be performed, for example, by making character strings comparisons between user identities or using a database that stores a mapping of first messaging service user identities to second messaging service user identities. The mapping database may be generated as corresponding user identities are discovered.03-14-2013
20130066999AUTOMATED SELECTION AND INCLUSION OF A MESSAGE SIGNATURE - A system and method for the creation and automated selection and inclusion an automated signature text with an electronic message, wherein the automated selection of the automated signature text is dependent on attributes of the message, the designated recipients, or attributes of the designated recipients as compared to the sender's attributes, such as the encoding type and/or transport method selected for the electronic message or the location of the recipient without the need for multiple user profiles or manual editing by the sender. At least one of a plurality of automated signature texts is associated with at least one encoding type of a plurality of encoding types, at least one message transport type, or with at least one predetermined recipient attribute or the outcome of a comparison of the recipient attribute with the sender's attributes. The appropriate automated signature text is inserted prior to encoding of the message for transport.03-14-2013
20130066997Presence and Geographic Location Notification Based on a Setting - A user of an instant messaging system may store names of other users of the instant messaging system on a participant list (which may be referred to as a “buddy list”), and the names may be categorized into one or more groups. Similarly, a user of a mobile device, such as a mobile telephone, may store contact information about people on the mobile device. Information describing the on-line presence of the user within the instant messaging system or the geographic location of a mobile device, such as a mobile telephone associated with the user, may be disseminated to users on the participant list or to people on the contact list based on notification information that is associated with groups of users or contacts.03-14-2013
20130067006Information Combining Method, Terminal, and IM System - Embodiments of the present invention provide an information combining method, a terminal and an Instant Messaging (IM) system. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, original tips, and the original tips comprise a tag; parsing, by the terminal, the tag, replacing the tag in the original tips with corresponding terminal information, and generating final tips; displaying, by the terminal, the final tips. The information combining method, terminal and IM system provided by the present invention achieve the tips' generation in terminal, thereby simplifying the process for the server to issue tips to the terminal, and then enhancing the efficiency of the server, saving resources. In addition, it promotes the enrichment of content of the tips, and enhances the user experience.03-14-2013
20130066996Presence and Geographic Location Notification Based on a Setting - A user of an instant messaging system may store names of other users of the instant messaging system on a participant list (which may be referred to as a “buddy list”), and the names may be categorized into one or more groups. Similarly, a user of a mobile device, such as a mobile telephone, may store contact information about people on the mobile device. Information describing the on-line presence of the user within the instant messaging system or the geographic location of a mobile device, such as a mobile telephone associated with the user, may be disseminated to users on the participant list or to people on the contact list based on notification information that is associated with groups of users or contacts.03-14-2013
20130066992IDENTIFYING AND USING IDENTITIES DEEMED TO BE KNOWN TO A USER - The people a user is presumed to know or be associated with may be determined using a number of techniques. This information about people that the user knows is used in relation to the user's communications. For example access to a user's online presence may be restricted based on the known people such that access to presence is provided only to those people that the user knows.03-14-2013
20130066991IDENTIFYING AND USING IDENTITIES DEEMED TO BE KNOWN TO A USER - The people a user is presumed to know or be associated with may be determined using a number of techniques. This information about people that the user knows is used in relation to the user's communications. For example access to a user's online presence may be restricted based on the known people such that access to presence is provided only to those people that the user knows.03-14-2013
20130066988SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING PRESENCE IN A BROKERED CHAT SYSTEM - Systems and methods for determining status of a user in a brokered chat service are disclosed. In one example, the method comprises acts of receiving, via the brokered chat service, a check-in message from the user, establishing the status of the user as available in the brokered chat service, transmitting at least one message to the user via the brokered chat service in response to establishing the status of the user as available, and updating the status of the user in the brokered chat service in response to communication from the user.03-14-2013
20130066990IDENTIFYING AND USING IDENTITIES DEEMED TO BE KNOWN TO A USER - The people a user is presumed to know or be associated with may be determined using a number of techniques. This information about people that the user knows is used in relation to the user's communications. For example access to a user's online presence may be restricted based on the known people such that access to presence is provided only to those people that the user knows.03-14-2013
20130066987MULTI-USER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods for enabling communication between a user and at least one entity by a communication service are disclosed. In one example, the method comprises acts of receiving a search for the at least one entity, analyzing the search, by a processor, to determine search results based on the search including the at least one entity, receiving a message from the user to the at least one entity, the message including inquiry information directed to the at least one entity, determining, by the processor, presence status associated with the at least one entity, establishing, by the processor, a communication channel between the user and the at least one entity based on the presence status, and transmitting a response to the message based on the inquiry information via the communication channel.03-14-2013
20130066986AGGREGATING CHECK-IN SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method includes processing location data received from a mobile device with the communication interface, identifying a number of check-in locations located within a predetermined distance of the mobile device based on the location data, and generating a first message including the check-in locations located within the predetermined distance of the mobile device. The location data is associated with a user account. A second message received with the communication device from the mobile device is processed, and check-in data included in the second message is stored in a non-transient machine readable storage medium such that the check-in data is associated with the user account.03-14-2013
20130066984APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING BROADCAST MESSAGE GROUP - A method for managing a broadcast message group includes storing a broadcast message and multiple messages associated with the broadcast message, classifying the multiple messages into multiple message subgroups, generating the broadcast message group including the broadcast message and the multiple message subgroups, and displaying the broadcast message and the multiple message subgroups if the broadcast message group is selected. An apparatus includes a storage unit to store a broadcast message and a reply message associated with the broadcast message, a display unit to display a broadcast message group in a message list, a controller to generate the broadcast message group including the broadcast message and the reply message. The display unit displays the broadcast message and the reply message if the broadcast message is selected.03-14-2013
20130066983INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND BROWSER ON MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention discloses an information transmission method and system, and a browser on a mobile terminal, and belongs to the field of the mobile Internet. Through the technical solutions of the present invention, an entire information transmission procedure does not require cooperation of an operator and a process having a specific function to be embedded, so that the information transmission procedure is simplified.03-14-2013
20130066982INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SUPPORT DEVICE, INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SUPPORT METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information obtaining unit (03-14-2013
20130066980MAPPING RAW EVENT DATA TO CUSTOMIZED NOTIFICATIONS - Delivering a notification to a user device. One method includes receiving a generic event as part of a broadcast of the generic event to a plurality of consumers. The method further includes mapping the generic event to a specific notification for a specific end user consumer. The method further includes delivering the specific notification to the end user consumer.03-14-2013
20130066979DISTRIBUTING EVENTS TO LARGE NUMBERS OF DEVICES - Distributing events to a large number of event consumers in a fashion that may minimize message copying and message latency. A method includes determining that an event should be sent to a set of specific consumers. The method further includes copying the event and providing individual copies to a plurality of distribution partitions. The method further includes, at each of the distribution partitions packaging a copy of the event with a plurality of routing slips to create a plurality of delivery bundles. The routing slips describing a plurality of individual consumers intended to receive the event. The method further includes using the delivery bundles, distributing the events to individual consumers as specified in the routing slips.03-14-2013
20130066994Identifying Users Sharing Common Characteristics - Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed. Content contained within the first and second messages is analyzed to determine that at least a portion of content is common to the first and second electronic messages. Based upon the content analysis, an indication that the first and second messages include common content is provided to the user. Alternatively or additionally, an indication that two users are in physical proximity to a geographic location may be provided in response to detecting that the two users are within a threshold distance from the geographic location.03-14-2013
20130066995Identifying Users Sharing Common Characteristics - Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed. Content contained within the first and second messages is analyzed to determine that at least a portion of content is common to the first and second electronic messages. Based upon the content analysis, an indication that the first and second messages include common content is provided to the user. Alternatively or additionally, an indication that two users are in physical proximity to a geographic location may be provided in response to detecting that the two users are within a threshold distance from the geographic location.03-14-2013
20130066985System and Method for Updating Presence Information in Instant Messaging Applications on a Mobile Device - A system and method for controlling the presence status on a mobile device is provided. The method comprises determining an active notification profile for said mobile device, said active notification profile defining how said mobile device notifies of new events; determining a corresponding presence status for said active notification profile; and setting said corresponding presence status as a current presence status.03-14-2013
20130066978SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COMMUNICATION SESSION IDENTIFIER - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for a communication session identifier. A communication session identifier can act as a virtual relay between conference participants, forwarding emails, phone calls, attachments, messages, and other information from a central address associated with the communications session identifier. In this manner, a user who desires to communicate with other conference participants only needs to send the communication to the communication session identifier, which in turn distributes the communication to the other parties. These communications can include emails, social networking messages, instant messaging, voice messages, and other forms of communication.03-14-2013
20130066977MESSAGE QUEUE BEHAVIOR OPTIMIZATIONS - Network and storage calls are reduced by batching messages. Messages are collected from a client and sent to the gateway or backend application in one round trip. Alternatively, the messages are collected for different entities, and the batched messages are durably stored. Related messages, which may have the same sessionID, are grouped into a logical unit or session. This session may be locked to a single message consumer. A session may be associated with an application processing state as an atomic unit of work while other operations are performed on the messages in the session. Acknowledgements are accumulated by a broker on a message server, but the messages are not immediately deleted. Instead, multiple messages in a selected range are periodically truncated from a message store in a single operation. Expired messages for active sessions are proactive cleaned up to prevent sessions from reaching a quota or limit.03-14-2013
20130066976Systems and Methods for Customizing Mobile Applications Based Upon User Associations with One or More Entities - Systems and methods for customizing mobile applications are provided. The systems and methods may include storing one or more computers, an identifier associated with (i) a user and (ii) an entity with whom the user is affiliated; receiving a mobile application request; facilitating delivery of a mobile application to a mobile device associated with the user; receiving the identifier; and directing a delivery of customization information for customizing the mobile application of the mobile device, the customization information associated with one or both of the user or the entity with whom the user is affiliated.03-14-2013
20110022675PLATFORM INDEPENDENT IDN E-MAIL STORAGE TRANSLATION - A method is described for providing platform independent e-mail translation. The method comprising the following steps. An e-mail message is received for a recipient IDN username. An ASCII identifier corresponding with the IDN username is retrieved using a predefined mapping. The received e-mail message is stored in local storage using the retrieved ASCII identifier. An e-mail server configured to implement the method and a computer readable medium comprising instructions for implementing the method are also described.01-27-2011
20110022674ENFORCING RULE SELECTION ON USER INBOXES - Rule selection is enforced on user email inboxes using an inbox monitor and administrative rules at an email server. The inbox monitor includes a first agent for identifying inactive user inboxes from email messages stored at the email database, and a second agent for identifying, from the inactive user inboxes identified by the first agent, user inboxes without appropriate user rules activated. For each user inbox identified by the second agent, administrative rules are applied to the user inbox if the user inbox has been inactive for at least a predetermined period of time. If the user inbox has not been inactive for at least the predetermined period of time, a notification message is sent to a user associated with the user inbox. The notification message informs the user that administrative rules will be applied to the user inbox if appropriate user rules are not activated.01-27-2011
20110022673System and Method for Controlling a Performance Environment - The present disclosure generally provides a system and method for affecting a result associated with an event. The method may include receiving one or more of a first data transmission associated with a first communication protocol and combining the first data transmissions to create a first data transmission stream. The method may also include receiving one or more of a second data transmission associated with a second communication protocol and combining the second data transmissions to create a second data transmission stream. The first data transmission stream and the second data transmission stream may be combined to create a first combined data transmission stream that may be used to affect a result associated with an event.01-27-2011
20110022672Method and Apparatus for Scalable Transport Processing Fulfillment System - A scalable fulfillment system is presented that supports business processes, manages the transport and processing of business-related messages or documents between a business entity and clients, such as customers, vendors, and business partners, and generally supports business document processing. The system intelligently manages the transportation of files from clients, through processing of files, to generating responses that return to the clients. To accommodate a heterogeneous interfacing and processing with different clients in a central system, a file normalization technique is used that captures a common meta-data format from the numerous heterogeneous file types used by numerous clients. The meta-data files, also referred to as messages, contain links to their associated data files and are processed separately. Once the messages are entered into the system, an intelligent queue scheduler (IQS) is used to schedule the processing of messages across a scalable resource of processing engines based on normalized file meta-data parameters.01-27-2011
20110022671Resource List Management System - A system for providing group accessibility is provided. An example method includes storing a profile associated with a user in a database; maintaining a service group including a plurality of service representatives in the database; and in response to a session between the user and a first one of the service representatives: adding, with a processor, the service group to the profile associated with the user; and associating a rule with the profile to cause the service group to be indicated to the user as present on a network only when the first service representative is present on the network.01-27-2011
20110022670FACILITATING TRANSMISSION OF EMAIL BY CHECKING EMAIL PARAMETERS WITH A DATABASE OF WELL BEHAVED SENDERS - Facilitating email transmission by extracting email parameters, requesting data in the form of a dns query, and receiving a sender reputation as an IP address. Querying a database by sending a plurality of arguments concatenated to a dns request and receiving an IP address in reply. Operating a remote database as a dns server, receiving queries as domains and transmitting replies in the format of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. Filtering email by querying a database with email parameters comprising an IP address and a domain of an email sender which may be extracted from an email header in the HELO, EHLO, MAIL FROM, or RETURN PATH. The smtp session is continued, modified or interrupted according to the result of the query submitted to a database operating as a dns server.01-27-2011
20110022669METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR CONTROLLED CONTENT TO MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS USING SOCIAL NETWORKING MESSAGES - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing mobile network operator controlled content to mobile subscribers using social networking messages. According to one aspect, a method for providing mobile network operator controlled content to mobile subscribers using social networking messages is provided. The method includes receiving, at a mobile network operator node, a message or delivery to a mobile subscriber of the mobile network operator's network. The method further includes determining whether the message is a social networking message. The method further includes, in response to determining that the message is a social networking message, providing mobile network operator controlled content to the subscriber.01-27-2011
20110022668ELECTRONIC TICKETING SYSTEM AND APPLICATION METHOD THEREOF - A user can book a ticket in advance and after that by means of wireless or/and wire-line transmission a service center replies an acknowledge message which contains a first Internet address to a user-designated portable hand-held device. While the user clicks the web site/address, a corresponding ticket appears or an identification signal appears for identification. After the web site being clicked, the content appeared on the web site is being transferred to a second web site, and while the same application or booking procedure is done again, the first Internet address stored in the electronic ticketing system and a second Internet address will be compared. By means of web site exchanging, the web site being transmitted to the user-designated portable apparatus are non-identical, hence, the tedious process of logging/encryption/decryption can be evitable and improper duplicate utilization of the electronic tickets can be saved.01-27-2011
20110022665DEVICE IDENTIFIER SELECTION - Systems and methods of device identifier selection are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving an enumeration message via a host interface of a device operatively coupled to a host device as well as to one or more other devices and identifying the enumeration message as a command originated by the host device or as a response message from one of the other devices. The method includes, in response to identifying the enumeration message as a command, selectively sending an enumeration response message to the host device. The enumeration response message indicates a distinctive device identifier value. The method also includes, in response to identifying the enumeration message as a response message from one of the other devices, reading from the response message an identifier value used by such other device and at least temporarily storing this identifier value at the device to enable the device to select the distinctive device identifier value.01-27-2011
20110022664Cost Based Email Management System - A method for managing email costs includes: identifying a participant of an email message in an email thread; assigning a cumulative cost to the email message; and presenting the email message and the cumulative cost to a recipient of the email message.01-27-2011
20110022662EVENT TRIGGERED NOTIFICATIONS FOR COLLABORATIVE PROCESSES - Notifications that serve as “hints” related to activity associated with a collaborative process are propagated to an originator to alert the originator of activity on the collaborative process. A collaborative process server computer receives an indication that the originator has initiated a computer implemented collaborative process that generates collaborative content to be tracked. The collaborative process server computer is utilized to share the collaborative content associated with the collaborative process with at least one recipient. Computer implemented event(s) associated with the shared collaborative content by recipients are detected. Information associated with the collaborative process is automatically transformed in response to detected event(s) associated with the shared collaborative content, wherein a notification of the occurrence of the event(s) is propagated to the originator. The notification is generated in response to detected event(s) and is based upon the transformed information.01-27-2011
20130066993Identifying Users Sharing Common Characteristics - Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed. Content contained within the first and second messages is analyzed to determine that at least a portion of content is common to the first and second electronic messages. Based upon the content analysis, an indication that the first and second messages include common content is provided to the user. Alternatively or additionally, an indication that two users are in physical proximity to a geographic location may be provided in response to detecting that the two users are within a threshold distance from the geographic location.03-14-2013
20120117177Transmission Method and System for Converged IP Messaging - A transmission method and system for Converged IP Messaging (CPM) is disclosed, which can create Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) links between a CPM client and an originating participating function entity and between an Inter-Working Function entity (IWF) and the originating participating function entity respectively. The CPM client sends CPM message through each MSRP link to the inter-working function entity which sends the received CPM message to a non-CPM system after the protocol conversion of the CPM message. With the help of the method and system, the transmission link between the sender and the IWF is created by the session invite message of the large message mode CPM, and the content of the large message mode CPM is sent to the IWF which then transmits the content of the large message mode CPM to a non-CPM client of the receiver.05-10-2012
20120117176Method, System And Mobile Terminal For Processing Short Message - A method for processing a short message is provided in the present invention, which includes that a sending party editing short message text and sending a short message including the short message text and a template identifier (ID) to a short message service center; and a receiving party receiving the short message sent from the short message service center, analyzing to obtain the template ID included in the short message, then finding a template with a same template ID, and combining the template that is found with the short message text to be displayed. With the scheme of the present invention, directly sending the short message between the sending party and the receiving party can just achieve the effect of enhancing the interestingness of the short messages without increasing the processing burden of the short message service center and the occupation of the network resources.05-10-2012
20120117175Use of Persistent Sessions by a Presence Access Layer - A method for a watcher to receive presence information. The method includes the watcher requesting presence information from a presence access layer and then disconnecting from the presence access layer. The method further includes the presence access layer receiving the requested information through a persistent session with a presence server, storing the requested information, and delivering the requested information to the watcher after the watcher reconnects to the presence access layer.05-10-2012
20120117174SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON A RECEIVED COMMUNICATION FOR AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The disclosure relates to a system, method and device for providing information relating to a received communication for a device. The method comprises generating and providing a message on a display of the device indicating receipt of an inbound communication, after determining that the device is to receive the inbound communication while the device is composing an outbound communication and after determining the inbound communication is related to the outbound communication by an analysis of information of the inbound communication against information of the outbound communication. The message provides options for processing the inbound communication depending on whether the outbound communication is initiated as either a reply to the inbound communication or a forwarding of the inbound communication.05-10-2012
20120117173CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGING - A method for controlling a message from a sender. A referee can evaluate a credential associated with a message to determine ifs desirability to the intended recipient, and take an action based upon the results of the determination. A sender that includes a trusted component can send a credential with the message, and the message can be controlled without a referee.05-10-2012
20120117172SELECTION OF COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL FOR MESSAGE TRANSFER BASED ON QUALITY OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS - Provided are a message brokering systems, computer program products and methods for communication in a publish/subscribe environment in which publisher application programs send messages to subscriber application programs via one or more message brokers, the method comprising the following steps: responsive to receipt of a published message at a message broker, referring to characteristics of the received message and subscriber-specified quality of service requirements to determine an appropriate quality or service for onward transmission of the message; selecting a communication protocol in accordance with the determined quality of service; and transmitting the message using the selected communication protocol. Information relating to the quality of service requirements of a first message broker's subscribers is passed to other brokers and subsequently used for selection of an appropriate communication protocol for transmitting messages between the brokers.05-10-2012
20120117171DELIVERING ELECTRONIC CONTENT - Delivering electronic content includes providing instructions that might cause a computer to collect information including a network address and transmitting the collected information to a receiving computer. The computer that receives the transmitted information selects electronic content based on the received information and sends the selected electronic content to the network address included in the received information. Access to the electronic content might be selectively granted based on criteria.05-10-2012
20120117170SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A GEO-REFERENCED VIRTUAL COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT - A system for providing an image-referenced virtual collaborative environment contains a server in communication with at least a first client device and a second client device, wherein the server comprises a memory and a processor. The processor is configured by the memory to perform the steps of: extracting properties of a vector object, where the vector object is the result of a modification to a first background image performed by a first user on the first client device; placing the extracted properties of the vector object into a feature message; sending the feature message onto a specific topic on a message bus; delivering the feature message to a second user using the second client device; extracting data from the feature message; and rendering, in real time, the vector object on a second background image viewed by the second user via the second client device.05-10-2012
20120117169Time-Based Computer Control - A computer system includes a calendar containing appointments. The system also includes one or more logic modules. Each logic module specifies a condition and a corresponding action. The profile may be applied to context data, such as data representing the current time, to perform the actions specified by the logic modules in response to detecting that the context data satisfies the conditions specified by the logic modules. In particular, the actions specified by the logic modules may be performed in response to detecting that the current time falls within the time period of an appointment on the calendar.05-10-2012
20120117168METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND CONTROL USING XMPP - A method and device is provided for platform independent device communication by detecting a request at a processor-based device to perform a function, determining an external device corresponding to the request, retrieving a tag for the external device for performing a function corresponding to the request and generating a message implemented in XMPP, having embedded therein the tag, wherein the tag is essential at the external device for performing the function corresponding to the request. Receiving the message at a device, determining whether the message comprises a device message, retrieving a tag included in the message, wherein the tag corresponds to an executable command to perform a function and executing the tag to perform the function.05-10-2012
20120117164Method and Software of NetBout - NetBout is an alternative method of online communication that replaces or stays on top of e-mails, instant messaging, audio and video conferences, tracking systems, shared documents, and social networks. NetBout is an isolated persistent communication environment providing persistency, isolation, anonymity and usability for its participants.05-10-2012
20120117163SMART ADDRESS BOOK - An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).05-10-2012
20120117162Methods and Social Media Portal Servers for Message Transmission - Methods and social media portal servers are provided for facilitating the exchange of messages between portal servers of telecommunications networks. When a first user creates a message destined to a second user in a second telecommunications network via a first social media portal server servicing the first telecommunications network, the message is received by the second social media portal server that services the second telecommunications network including the second user, and the second portal server detects the message originated at the first social media portal server based on an indicator comprised in the message. Then, the second portal server inserts in the message a second short code associated with the second social media portal, or replaces the existing short code with a second short code, and sends the message comprising the second short code to a messaging center for delivery to the user, thus rendering the message with the second short code routable in the second telecommunications network. Alternatively, the first social media portal can insert the second short code in the message.05-10-2012
20120117161HANDLING EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS HAVING HUMAN DELEGATE PREPARED SUMMARIES - The disclosure provides a solution for delegating email messages for human summaries. In the solution, an email message in an inbox of an account holder can be identified, where the email message has a read status of unread. The email message can be from a sender and can comprise email content. The email message can be sent from the inbox of the account holder to a delegate. The delegate can be associated with an email address corresponding to a human who is not the account holder or the sender. A summary can be received for the email content from the delegate. The summary can be presented in a user interface to the account holder. Responsive to presenting the summary, the read status of the email message can be changed from unread to read.05-10-2012
20120117160ADAPTIVE DIFFERENTIAL PROPAGATION OF SOAP MESSAGES - A method of adaptive differential propagation of Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages is provided herein. The method includes the following stages: classifying incoming SOAP messages according to at least one of: structure, content, and context thereof; selecting a corresponding template out of a plurality of templates for each classified SOAP message such that the selected template minimized a specified diff function applied to the classified SOAP message and the selected template; applying the specified diff function to the SOAP message and the selected template to yield a respective delta; and encapsulating a template identifier with the respective delta, wherein the template identifier is uniquely associated with the selected template, to yield an outgoing SOAP message.05-10-2012
20120117159COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ATTACHMENT REDUCTION - Computer method, apparatus and system reduces size of attachments for an electronic communication. The method/system automatically selects a part (portion) of a working document to serve as the electronic communication attachment or upload. A monitoring unit monitors sender-user activity with respect to the working document and logs indications of the portions of the working document that are read by the user. During email composition, an attachment engine automatically selects the logged and indicated document portions to serve as an attachment reduced in size. During other electronic communication composition, such as to a blog, wiki or computer network forum, the attachment engine automatically selects the logged and indicated document portions to serve as the upload reduced in size.05-10-2012
20120198004SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE QUEUES OF NON-PERSISTENT MESSAGES IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - A system and method for managing multiple queues of non-persistent messages in a networked environment are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving a non-persistent message at a gateway process, the message including information indicative of a named queue; mapping, by use of a data processor, the named queue to a queue node by use of a consistent hash of the named queue; mapping the message to a queue process at the queue node; accessing, by use of the queue process, a list of subscriber gateways; and routing the message to each of the subscriber gateways in the list.08-02-2012
20090248822METHOD FOR PROVIDING PEER-TO-PEER EMERGENCY SERVICE AND NODE FOR PROVIDING PEER-TO-PEER EMERGENCY SERVICE - The present invention relates to a method for providing peer-to-peer emergency service in a peer-to-peer network. The method comprises receiving a peer-to-peer emergency request (10-01-2009
20090094334GATEWAY WITH TRANSPARENT MAIL RELAY - A transparent mail relay is provided at a gateway between networks using different addressing schemes. The transparent mail relay receives mail messages from a mail client in a first one of the networks, inserts trace information into the header of the mail message, and forwards the mail message to a mail server in the other network. Mail protocol commands and replies are passed transparently by the mail relay without alteration.04-09-2009
20090234931System and Method for Selecting Messaging Settings On A Messaging Client - A system and method of selecting messaging settings on a messaging client are provided. A data store configured to operate in conjunction with the messaging client stores records comprising messaging settings or characteristics for previously received and/or sent messages. The messaging client is configured to send outgoing messages, each of the messages having message characteristics, to determine whether a record for an addressed recipient of an outgoing message exists in the data store, and to select messaging settings to control the message characteristics of the outgoing message based on the record where a record exists.09-17-2009
20090234930E-MAIL RELAY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING E-MAIL RELAY SYSTEM - An e-mail relay system including a first information processing apparatus that receives a first e-mail with a first identifier and stores the received first e-mail in a first storage device and notifies the first identifier to a second information processing apparatus, and the second information processing apparatus receives a second e-mail with a second identifier and stores the received second e-mail in a second storage device with the second identifier, and compares the first identifier notified with the second identifier stored in the second storage device, and extracts the second e-mail having the second identifier same with the unnotified first identifier from the second storage device, then transfers the extracted second e-mail to the first information processing apparatus.09-17-2009
20090234929RECORDING MEDIUM WITH ELECTRONIC MAIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RECORDED, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND ELECTRONIC MAIL MANAGEMENT METHOD - An address set in a forwarding mail of an electronic mail received from a sender is obtained, a receiver having a delete program for deleting the forwarding mail is identified as the obtained destination, and the electronic mail is related to the sender and the receiver of the identified delete program.09-17-2009
20090234928METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE DELIVERY - The present invention is directed to an apparatus, system, methods, and computer-program product for message delivery in a publish/subscribe network is provided. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for message delivery in a publish/subscribe network includes defining a group of publish/subscribe engines as a subset of a set of fully connectable publish/subscribe engines, wherein the group provides a function which can be carried out by any one of the publish/subscribe engines in the group. Each of the publish/subscribe engines in the group sends a group proxy subscription including a topic, an indication of the publish/subscribe engine sending the group proxy subscription, and an indication of the group. A publish/subscribe engine outside the group sends a single publish message to one of the group of publish/subscribe engines with a group proxy subscription for a topic. If the one of the group of publish/subscribe engines to which the single publish message is being sent also has an individual proxy subscription, the publish message for the group is included in the publish message for the individual proxy subscription.09-17-2009
20120271900Managed Messaging Platform - Software is executed on a wireless device for presenting a response aggregation drawn upon a message having at least two desired recipients. The software of presenting at least two message-structure item questions via the wireless device and receives input requesting response aggregation drawn upon the message having at least two desired recipients and transmits the message to at least one of the at least two desired recipients using the wireless device.10-25-2012
20120271896System and Method for Handling Electronic Messages - Systems and methods for handling messages on a mobile device. A system and method could be configured to receive at a mobile device a message that is associated with a message expiry indicator. If a message expiry indicator is determined to be associated with the received message, then the received message is removed from the mobile device.10-25-2012
20120271892METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING VISUALLY-ENCODED INFORMATION TO FACILITATE CONSUMER INFORMATION COLLECTION - The present invention provides an engine, system and method for providing a method for capturing data, comprising executing a set of actionable instructions including an email address being visually encoded into a mark or symbol, executing the encoded instructions based on the voluntary actions of an individual on at least one system of hardware and software reading and decoding the mark, receiving at least one email message at the encoded address, and parsing of the email message to extract consumer-specific information.10-25-2012
20120233278SPAM CONTROL FOR SHARING CONTENT ON MOBILE DEVICES - Sharing content among users of mobile devices is facilitated and controlled by a system and method that employs a content sharing application to receive and process requests to share content among users of devices such as mobile devices and personal computers. Recipients receive share content messages from the content sharing application indicating that they have been selected to access shared content. Such messages may provide direct or indirect access to the shared content via the recipient mobile device. Recipients can specify privacy management schemes to limit or control the receipt of such messages. The content sharing application may also provide various spam filtering techniques that prevent users from abusing the system, including restricting the number or type of requests to share content that may be effectuated over time.09-13-2012
20120233277Apparatus And Method For Provisioning Wireless Data Communication Devices - A system for provisioning wireless data communication devices for a plurality of users is provided in which the system includes a configuration server having an authorization program and a configuration program, and a database. The configuration server is connectable to a network for providing a network portal for the plurality of users to 10 allow each of them to have a wireless data communication device provisioned. The authorization program validates which one of a plurality of wireless host servers a user is authorized to use. The configuration program is configured to provision the wireless data communication device to communicate with the one of a plurality of wireless host servers to obtain email from one of a plurality of messaging servers. The database is in communication with the configuration server for storing configurations for each of the wireless host servers.09-13-2012
20090013051METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF INFORMATION RELATED TO TARGETED CONTENT MESSAGES THROUGH A PROXY SERVER - Information transfer methods for exchange of information with a wireless access terminal (W-AT) includes receiving a first message from the W-AT, the first message including first information provided by the W-AT and an address of the W-AT capable of identifying the W-AT, converting the first message to an anonymized message by replacing the W-AT address with a transaction identifier (ID), transmitting the anonymized message to a remote server, receiving a first response from the remote server, the first response having response information and the anonymized address information, converting the first response to a second response by replacing the transaction ID with the W-AT address, and transmitting the second response to the W-AT.01-08-2009
20090013050Systems and Methods for Information Delivery - Provided is a computer system 01-08-2009
20090013049Content and Service Delivery in Telecommunication Networks - A service system (01-08-2009
20090013048Multimedia mood messages - A user terminal connected to a communication network and executing a communication client. The user terminal comprises display means for displaying a list of contacts associated with a user of said client, means for retrieving a message from said communication network, wherein said message is related to a further user represented by one of said contacts displayed in said list of contacts, said message comprising a reference to media stored in a storage means accessible by said communication network, means for extracting said reference from said message, and means for displaying a visual representation of said media in association with said one of said contacts, such that, responsive to the user actuating said visual representation, the client establishes communication with said storage means using said reference and displays the media to said user.01-08-2009
20090013053System and method for the dynamic generation of correlation scores between arbitrary objects - When an end user opens an e-mail the user's e-mail client requests the image content based on the image tag from a recommendation platform and sends an identification to the recommendation platform as part of the image URL. The user ID or seed item is looked up in the recommendation platform database and associated behavioral data and any applicable rules to generate content for the e-mail and the content is then displayed in the e-mail as an image. When the image is engaged, a request is sent to the recommendation platform that references the user or request identifier and a logical location in the image where the click occurred, the image location is looked up along with the user or request identifier to present the correct page or content for the user.01-08-2009
20090013052AUTOMATED SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE INFORMATION BASED ON A COMPUTER USER'S CONTEXT - A system filters received messages (e.g., unsolicited advertisements) to determine if they are appropriate for a user based on the non-static, constantly evolving, context of the user. The system can track the user's context by monitoring various environmental parameters, such as related to the user's physical, mental, computing and data environments, and can model the current context of the user based at least in part on the monitoring. The system selects a set of one or more filters to apply to incoming messages based on the user's context, and the selected filters can be updated as the user's context changes. Messages that survive the filters are then evaluated against the user's context to determine whether they should be presented immediately or stored for delayed presentation.01-08-2009
20090013046Method and System for Managing Message Communications - A method for managing message communications includes detecting a message comprising a plurality of intended recipients and automatically initiating a forum for response communications associated with the message. The method also includes detecting response communications associated with the message and posting the response communications to the forum.01-08-2009
20090006573Method And System For Publishing An Electronic File Attached To An Electronic Mail Message - Publishing content associated with an electronic file attached to an electronic mail message by executing instructions contained in the electronic mail attachment and accessing the content at a remote computer server identified by the attached file. The attached file includes computer-executable instructions, such as a computer program or script, which include an identifier for a remote server connected to a distributed computer network. This identified remote server typically hosts a web site containing content intended for viewing by the recipient of the electronic mail message. In response to launching the attached file of the electronic mail message with a viewer program, a browser program can be opened to enable the recipient to view the content of the identified remote server, typically a web site on an intranet or the global Internet. This supports the communication of electronic content by using an electronic mail message to transport an electronic file attachment having instructions that, when executed by the recipient's computer, enable the recipient to view the electronic content by accessing a server computer connected to distributed computer network.01-01-2009
20090006572METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BOUNCING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A method and apparatus is provided that establishes user accounts that automatically forward a user's e-mail to the user's pre-selected forwarding e-mail address(es). Each user creates a forwarding directory, which may comprise multiple e-mail accounts, that the user activates and deactivates as needed.01-01-2009
20090006571DATA TRANSFER PROCESS APPARATUS, DEVICE, STATUS NOTIFYING METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR STATUS NOTIFICATION, AND PROGRAM FOR STATUS NOTIFICATION - Transmission data is generated depending on the status change of a device according to a message indicating the status information about the device and the destination information about the message and is transmitted by electronic mail, and the user who manages the device can be notified of the status of the device at an appropriate timing by a data transfer process apparatus, a device, a network system, a data transfer method, and a storage medium.01-01-2009
20090006570Email fetching system and method in a portable electronic device - In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for fetching email from an email server to a portable electronic device is disclosed. The method includes fetching email from the email server upon occurrence of at least one of: expiration of a first period of time after activation of an email application running on the device; expiration of a second period of time after a prior email fetch while the email application is running in the foreground; expiration of a third period of time after the prior email fetch while the email application is running in background; or expiration of a fourth period of time after the portable device is unlocked.01-01-2009
20090006569Method and apparatus for creating predictive filters for messages - A method and apparatus for creating predictive filters for messages. In one embodiment, filter information is coupled to a reputation database. One or more filters for a message feature are generated if a reputation of the message feature is associated with one or more portions of the filter information. In one embodiment, SPAM filters are generated. In yet another embodiment, one or more message features are tested using heuristics. One or more message features are blacklisted based on a determination of the heuristics. One or more additional message filters are generated if a reputation of the message feature is associated with a blacklisted feature.01-01-2009
20090006564HIGH AVAILABILITY TRANSPORT - A system provides high availability electronic message forwarding. When an electronic message is communicated to a first server, a copy of the electronic message is maintained at a second server. The electronic message is maintained on both servers until the electronic message is successfully communicated to a third server. After the message is delivered to the third server, the electronic message is removed from both the first server and the second server. If the first server fails to communicate the electronic message to the third server, the second server does so.01-01-2009
20090006563Dynamic peer network extension bridge - A dynamically extended peer network is formed from a first peer network and a second peer network. The first and second peer networks are separated from each other by a boundary. A first computing system in the first peer network is configured to establish a communication link with a second computing system in the second peer network. The first computing system relays messages from the first peer network to the second computing system. The second computing system receives the messages and posts them to the second peer network. If desired, the second computing system can send a response to the message.01-01-2009
20090006560Terminating An Application Message Subscription - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for terminating an application message subscription that include: receiving, by messaging middleware of a subscribing client device, application messages having one or more message topics on one or more message streams from one or more message transmitting devices; receiving, by the messaging middleware from a stream administration server, a subscription termination message specifying a particular message topic for application messages that the subscription client device is no longer authorized to receive; and ceasing, by the messaging middleware, to provide the received application messages having the particular message topic to an application on the subscribing client device, including providing the received application messages having other message topics to the application.01-01-2009
20090006557REMOTE PROGRAMMING OF AN AUTOMATIC REPLY FEATURE IN AN EMAIL ACCOUNT - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing remote programming of an automatic reply feature in an email account through a communication device, such as a landline phone, a mobile phone, etc. An automatic reply server is implemented in a communication network, such as a PSTN, a cellular network, etc. The user of a communication device may access the automatic reply server with instructions to program the automatic reply feature of his/her email account. Responsive to the instructions, the automatic reply server formats the appropriate program message, and transmits the program message to the email server that is hosting the email account. The email server then programs the automatic reply feature in the email account of the user based on the program message, such as by activating or deactivating the automatic reply feature, defining a message to include in the reply emails, etc.01-01-2009
20090006556ASSIGNING TAGS TO NETWORK ADDRESSES FOR SUBSEQUENT RETRIEVAL OF THE NETWORK ADDRESSES - Systems and methods are provided for assigning a tag, such as a short name, to a network address of a web page for ease in subsequent retrieval of the web page. A user of a browser application may enter a tag responsive to which the browser application associates the tag with a network address of a web page. The browser application then transmits the tag and the network address to a tag server that stores the tag as assigned to the network address. At a subsequent time, a user may enter the tag into a browser application to retrieve the network address that is associated with the tag. The browser application transmits the tag to the tag server to retrieve the network address associated with the tag. The browser application may then display the web page that is associated with the retrieved network address.01-01-2009
20130166655CROSS-PLATFORM SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION - Methods, apparatus, and systems for cross-platform software distribution are described. An example method includes receiving, at a first distribution server of a first vendor, a first version of a software application for a first platform and information about the software application, wherein the information about the software application includes: an identification of a second version of the software application for a second platform and an identification of a second distribution server of a second vendor at which the second version of the software application is available; storing the information in a physical storage; and transmitting the information from the physical storage to a purchaser of the software application.06-27-2013
20130166664SCHEDULABLE E-MAIL FILTERS - An e-mail filter may be associated with a schedule defining a recurrent active time period. As such, some e-mail filters may be active at specific times of day and on specific days of the week and inactive the rest of the time. Before applying any filters, the current time is determined and it is determined which filters are active. The determination of which filters are active is based on the current time being within the active time period.06-27-2013
20130166666ELECTRONIC MAIL SENDING DEVICE, SEND TIME SETTING METHOD, SEND TIME SETTING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An electronic mail such as a remind mail is sent at a timing which encourages bidding on an auction to apply to purchase a product. An electronic mail sending device sends an electronic mail which notifies an application deadline in transaction for which the application deadline to purchase a product is set, and which includes link information to a webpage which lists information about the product to be traded, receives access information to the webpage indicated by the link information included in the electronic mail, from a terminal device, receives application information to purchase the product whose information is listed in the webpage, from the terminal device, decides whether or not the application information is received by the application deadline, compares the access time to the webpage and the first time, and, when it is decided that the application information is received by the application deadline and when the access time comes later than the first time, makes a relative send time of an electronic mail to be sent next come earlier than a relative send time of an electronic mail which has already been sent.06-27-2013
20130166660APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ATTACHED FILE OF MESSAGE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method list and manage information about an attached file of a multimedia message in a portable terminal. An apparatus for managing a message in a portable terminal includes a communication unit for transmitting/receiving a message including an attached file, a display unit for displaying a message transmission process and a content of an attached file included in a message, a message analyzing unit for acquiring an attached file from a message including an attached file, a file list generating unit for generating an attached file list about an acquired attached file, and a control unit for performing control to display an attached file list.06-27-2013
20130166659METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENTS TO PEERS BY MEANS OF MULTICAST CONNECTIONS WITHIN A P2P INFRASTRUCTURE, AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL SERVER - A control server is intended for controlling content distribution to peers coupled to a communication network which comprises at least one content serving means (CNS, N06-27-2013
20130166663WORKFLOW AND IN-CONTEXT E-MAIL RECIPIENT HANDLING - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve the workflow process for resolving data elements, such as email addresses. These technologies and techniques allow the user to perform such tasks in the same context as the activity or message. In addition, user can start and stop the resolution process at any point in the process of composing the activity or email. The activity cannot be finalized, such as an email message being sent, until all of the data elements are resolved.06-27-2013
20130166665SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTION OF MESSAGING SETTINGS ON A MESSAGING CLIENT - A method and system of selecting messaging settings on a messaging client are provided. When an outgoing message to be sent from the messaging client is addressed to a message recipient, the messaging client accesses a data store to determine whether specific messaging settings have been stored for the message recipient. If specific messaging settings have been stored for the message recipient, the messaging client selects the specific messaging settings for the message recipient to control the message characteristics of the outgoing message.06-27-2013
20130166667DYNAMIC NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention provides a system and method for filtering unsolicited network messaging in a network comprising at least one remote messaging device, at least one data routing device and at least one remote destination device. The invention provides a means for determining a probability of the network message being unsolicited; and means for translating a first network address into a second network address associated with unsolicited network messaging when the probability determining means indicates a high probability of unsolicited network messaging. In a further embodiment there is provided a means for translating the first network address into the at least one second network address associated with legitimate network messaging, when the probability determining means indicates a low probability of unsolicited network messaging.06-27-2013
20080320091Communication Terminal Apparatus - A communication terminal apparatus is provided that prevents registration of a wrong mail address and prevents transmission of useless mails. The communication terminal apparatus has a recipient information memory unit for memorizing recipient information specifying a recipient of a mail, a recipient information input unit for inputting the recipient information, a recipient information verification request transmission unit for transmitting a request for verifying an existence of the recipient information inputted with the recipient information input unit, a reply reception unit for receiving a reply in response to the request transmitted by the recipient information verification request transmission unit, and a recipient information registration unit for registering, based on the reply received by the reply reception unit, the recipient information to the recipient information memory unit.12-25-2008
20080301245System and method for sharing data - A method and computer program product for defining an activity. One or more members of the activity are defined. At least one piece of content is associated with the activity, thus defining at least one associated piece of content that is accessible by at least a portion of the members of the activity. Associating at least one piece of content with the activity includes determining if the at least one piece of content is from a private source.12-04-2008
20120239763Systems and Methods for Aggregating and Filtering Content of Social Media Activity - Systems and methods for aggregating and filtering content of social media activity are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving content posted to a social network and associated with a user profile. The social network comprises a network of users that are related via one or more relationships indicating a type of connection between respective users, and the content posted to the social network includes a plurality of distinct data sets. The method also includes processing the plurality of distinct data sets to identify one or more respective data sets being indicative of media content, and filtering the one or more respective data sets based on a type of media content indicated by the one or more respective data sets. The method further includes providing within the social network for the user profile the content in an order based on the filtering.09-20-2012
20080294728Service Discovery for Electronic Messaging Clients - An autodiscovery service for clients in an electronic messaging system is disclosed. Client devices in the system request messaging system configuration settings from an autodiscover server. Clients may derive the address of the autodiscover server from user input, such as an email address, or the address may be obtained by other means. The autodiscover server responds to the request with settings for that client. The settings requested may include addresses of electronic mail servers and other servers that provide client services. The autodiscover server may determine the settings for the client based on various criteria, including client location and user mailbox location. Third party servers may participate in the autodiscovery service, and addresses of third party servers may be included in the settings provided to the client devices.11-27-2008
20080294741Method of dynamically evaluating the mood of an instant messaging user - A method of dynamically evaluating the mood of a user of an electronic messaging system who uses a terminal to send an electronic message addressed to another user, the sending user having an element representative of that user's mood that is visible to the addressee of the message, and in general manner, by all of the contacts of the sending user. The sent message transits via a platform that includes a module for evaluating the mood of users, which module modifies a parameter measuring the mood of the user sending the message as a function of at least one predetermined criterion present in the sent message. The modified parameter is notified to the addressees of the message and to all or some of the contacts of the sending user.11-27-2008
20080294739OPERATION MONITORING APPARATUS, OPERATION MONITORING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING OPERATION MONITORING PROGRAM - An operation monitoring apparatus monitors statuses of plural monitoring target apparatus connected to a network, by sending a connection confirmation mail, via a notification server located on the network, receiving the connection confirmation mail and an operation confirmation mail sent from each monitoring target apparatus, storing a scheduled transmission time of a next operation confirmation mail contained in the operation confirmation mail, as part of apparatus information of the monitoring target apparatus and judging, using the scheduled transmission time, whether the next operation confirmation mail has been received. The judgment is not made if a latest connection confirmation mail sent from the operation monitoring apparatus itself has not been received.11-27-2008
20080294738METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CORRECTING E-MAIL MESSAGES WITH MISSING RECEIVERS - A solution is proposed for exchanging messages (such as e-mails) among a plurality of data processing entities, such as client computers (11-27-2008
20080294737METHOD OF SENDING EMAIL FROM IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF SENDING EMAIL - A method of sending email in an image forming apparatus, and an image forming apparatus capable of sending email, the method including: receiving a user selection of a file that is to be transmitted via email, from among one or more files stored outside of the image forming apparatus; generating an email including the selected file; and sending the email. Accordingly, the range of files that can be transmitted in the image forming apparatus increases, thereby improving the efficiency and convenience of email transmission.11-27-2008
20080294736Electronic Mail Identification System - The present invention relates to an electronic mail identification system and methods, in particular to a system and methods for sending information corresponding to a keyword to an e-mail address of a user having a telecommunications device, said user registering with the system to indicate that the user solicits receiving said information. A method of sending information is provided to a keyword request from a user of an e-mail identification system to an e-mail address of said user, said user having a telecommunications device, said user not already registered with the system.11-27-2008
20080294734System and Method for E-Mail Client with Proactive Indication Unit - A system and method provide an enhanced e-mail (electronic mail) system with a proactive indication of recipient away message. The system and method provide an enhanced e-mail system with a proactive indication of away messages of individuals related to the recipient. The system and method also provides for enhanced e-mail with a variety of away messages automatically sent based on criteria such as the nature of the e-mail sender, the date the e-mail was received, and the content of the e-mail.11-27-2008
20080294733REMOTE SERVICES FOR THIN CLIENT - In an embodiment, instead of a desktop operating system providing basic services, such as file storage and/or identity management, the services may be instead migrated onto a network. Applications running under this new platform use remote servers as a mechanism for providing basic services that were previously provided by the desktop operating system.11-27-2008
20080294732DETERMINING THE STATUS OF A DEVICE THROUGH USE OF A PUBLISHER/SUBSCRIBER INTERFACE - A publish/subscribe interface is used to enable a non-publish/subscribe first system (such as an IP network device) to obtain status information about a publish/subscribe device that cannot be pinged by the first system. The first system sends a status request to a domain name server associated with a system known to include the publish/subscribe device. The status request includes a domain name for the publish/subscribe device. Topic space maintained by a message broker in the publish/subscribe system includes status topics associated with publish/subscribe devices. The status topics contents reflect the current availability of the associated publish/subscribe device. The domain name is mapped to a status topic associated to the publish/subscribe device identified in the status request and the contents of that status topic are retrieved. If the contents have a first value, a “good” IP address is returned to the first system. If the contents have the second value, a “bad” IP address is returned. The return address is used in ping messages. If the ping operation succeeds, it is concluded the publish/subscribe device is online. If the ping operation fails, it is concluded that the publish/subscribe device is off-line.11-27-2008
20080294731COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING ADAPTIVE POLLING BASED UPON USER USAGE PATTERNS AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one data storage device for storing messages for respective users, and a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices each associated with a respective user for accessing the messages stored on the at least one data storage device. Moreover, the communications system may further include an adaptive polling engine for polling the at least one data storage device for stored messages and providing the polled messages to mobile wireless communications devices of respective users. The adaptive polling engine may advantageously learn respective user usage patterns for each mobile wireless communications device, and change a respective rate of polling for each mobile wireless communications device based thereon.11-27-2008
20080294729EMAIL OBJECT FOR OPEN MOBILE ALLIANCE DATA SYNCHRONIZATION USAGE - An email object is provided that fulfills requirements defined in the OMA MEM Enabler, where email messages are represented as extensible markup language documents. Filters created using XPath allow an email client to indicate what email messages are to be advertised as new and later downloaded. Table of content information can also be provided without the need for downloading an entire email object first, as well as additional information about each body part. Therefore, referencing body parts for downloading email body parts step-by-step or for use in a reply/forward without download use case, as well as allowing for the downloading of alternative content (e.g., content-adaptation) is provided. Data synchronization protocols are used to allow the email client to keep an equivalence relationship between main email storage on the email server and local mail storage on the email client side when transferring email messages between the email client and email server.11-27-2008
20080294727Unsubscribing From Notification Of Future Messages In A Thread - The present invention relates to unsubscribing from notification of future messages in an existing message thread. A method for controlling user notification of future electronic mail (email) messages in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: receiving an email message addressed to a user; determining if the email message belongs to an existing message thread; and in the case the email message belongs to an existing message thread, presenting the user with a selection of a plurality of options for controlling notification of future emails addressed to the user and belonging to the existing message thread.11-27-2008
20080294726Private electronic information exchange - Methods and apparatuses for private electronic information exchange are described herein. In one embodiment, when electronic information is received to be delivered to a recipient, the electronic information is transmitted over an electronic network with a private routing address. The private routing address is routable within a private domain, which is a subset of the electronic network. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.11-27-2008
20130166661SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PROVIDING LOCATION-BASED NOTIFICATIONS - A networked computer system provides various services for assisting users in locating, and establishing contact relationships with, other users. For example, in one embodiment, users can identify other users based on their affiliations with particular schools or other organizations. The system also provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users, and to grant permissions for such other users to view personal information of the user. The system may also include features for enabling users to identify contacts of their respective contacts. In addition, the system may automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.06-27-2013
20130166662Methods, Systems And Computer Program Products For Electronic Identification Card Creation And Transfer During Communications - A method for creating an electronic identification card during a communications session including: presenting a user with an option to enter personal information; receiving a command from the user to send the electronic identification card including the personal information during the communications session; recording the personal information for the electronic identification card with a data entry method; and sending the electronic identification card to a device involved in the communications session.06-27-2013
20110029624IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus including: a first email creator to create a first email including first header information and a message body based on a user's request; a second email creator to create a second email including second header information containing a request for acquisition of a status of an external apparatus when the first email is created and to send the second email to the external apparatus; an email analyzer to receive a third email containing a status response to the second email from the external apparatus and to analyze the third email to output an analysis result of whether the external apparatus can receive an email; and a controller to send the first email when the analysis result is that the external apparatus can receive and to notify the user that the external apparatus cannot receive when the analysis result is that the external apparatus cannot receive.02-03-2011
20090248807System and Method of Matching Presence for Subscribers in a Social Network - A social network allows subscribers to build and maintain a network of friends. The network includes a server that maintains travel information for the subscribers and for their friends. The server analyzes this travel information to determine whether a given subscriber will be geographically near a friend for a predetermined amount of time. If so, the server notifies the subscriber, and possibly the friend as well, so that the two can arrange to meet during that time.10-01-2009
20080294730SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR END-USER MANAGEMENT OF E-MAIL THREADS USING A SINGLE CLICK - The present invention provides various simple and easy ways for each end user to manage the thread in a way that suits them. In some cases, the user experience requires only a single click. Additional embodiments allow user to manage inbox space, recover suppressed threads, be alerted on contextual changes of such threads, and so forth. The system allows the user to specifically configure his/her own email thread management scheme by selecting an email and choosing “Suppress Thread” on his/her user interface. The system then performs a number of steps such as examining the and headers of the selected email to configure the suppress filter. Once configured, the system will examine each email as it is received and examine its and headers per RFC 822. If the headers match the configured and headers, the emails will be suppressed in the manner chosen by the user such as deletion or move to folder.11-27-2008
20110035458System and Method for Targeting Advertisements or Other Information Using User Geographical Information - A request for information items may include content information associated with one or more electronic messages and geographical information associated with the requesting user. A set of information items is identified based on the user geographical information and the message content of the one or more electronic messages. In some embodiments, at least one of the information items is identified based on both the user geographical information and the message content. In some embodiments, if the user geographical information is different from the user's default geographical information, at least one of the information items is identified based on the user geographical information, but not the message content. A subset of the identified information items may be selected in accordance with a scoring or ranking function. The selected information items are transferred to the requesting client and displayed concurrently with (e.g., next to) the electronic messages.02-10-2011
20120102122E-MAIL ADDRESSES IN COLOR - A system includes an e-mail client including instructions configured to be executed by a processor. The e-mail client may be configured to receive a plurality of addresses specifying recipients of a message; apply a color coding to the plurality of addresses, the color coding indicating an associated color for at least one of the plurality of addresses; and send the message with the applied color coding to the plurality of addresses.04-26-2012
20100211640UNSOLICITED MESSAGE COMMUNICATION CHARACTERISTICS - A mail server makes use of characteristics of the transport and/or application layer flow (e.g., TCP and SMTP) of received email to determine whether those characteristics are consistent with spam, for example, exhibiting behavior consistent with traffic competing for link access, large round trip times and resource constrained hosts. In some examples, a statistical technique is used to process flow characteristics of a message, optionally with other characteristics of the message, to characterize the message as spam versus a valid message.08-19-2010
20120143960RELATED MESSAGE DETECTION AND INDICATION - A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for managing requests to send messages are presented. Header information associated with a set of incoming messages on a server data processing system is retrieved in response to receiving a request to send a drafted message from a client data processing system to the server data processing system. The header information is searched to determine whether an incoming message in the set of incoming messages is related to the drafted message. An indication that the incoming message is related to the drafted message is presented at the client data processing system in response to determining that the incoming message is related to the drafted message.06-07-2012
20110004665METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CONTENT-SHARING SERVICE, AND A DEVICE THEREFOR - A method and apparatus for providing contents-sharing services are provided. The method for providing contents-sharing services includes: receiving a contents-sharing request message for a contents sharer from a first contents reproducing apparatus of a contents sharing requester; transmitting a contents-sharing notify message generated using the received contents-sharing request message to a second contents reproducing apparatus of the contents sharer; and transmitting the received contents-sharing request message to a streaming server, wherein the transmitted contents-sharing request message requests the streaming server to transmit contents to the second contents reproducing apparatus of the contents sharer.01-06-2011
20110145340SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PROVIDING REMOTE ACCESS TO AN EMAIL PLATFORM - A system for and method of providing remote access to an email platform. The system and method may include receiving, from a user system, authentication data that comprises an authentication code that is associated with a user of the user system via a network, receiving, from the user system, mail mimic message data that indicates at least one mail service operation to be performed by an email system, and outputting, to the email system, one or more command signals that initiate the performance of the mail service operation.06-16-2011
20110078268METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT POLLING - An e-mail distribution server may manage many pull e-mail accounts by periodically, as defined by an interval time, polling associated pull e-mail servers for new mail. If the e-mail distribution server receives an e-mail message destined for a recipient having a pull e-mail account managed by the e-mail distribution server, the e-mail distribution server may recognize an opportunity to poll the pull e-mail server associated with the pull e-mail account sooner than the expiration of the interval time.03-31-2011
20110153759METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED ONLINE COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION - A system for transmission, reception and accumulation of the knowledge packets to plurality of channel nodes in the network operating distributedly in a peer to peer environment via installable one or more role active Human Operating System (HOS) applications in a digital devise of each of channel node, a network controller registering and providing desired HOS applications and multiple developers developing advance communication and knowledge management applications and each of subscribers exploiting the said network resources by leveraging and augmenting taxonomically and ontologically classified knowledge classes expressed via plurality search macros and UKID structures facilitating said expert human agents for knowledge invocation and support services and service providers providing information services in the preidentified taxonomical classes, wherein each of channel nodes communicating with the unknown via domain specific supernodes each facilitating social networking and relationships development leading to human grid which is searchable via Universal Desktop Search by black box search module.06-23-2011
20110153750Computer To Mobile Two-Way Chat System And Method - Systems and methods are provided for a two-way chat. In one aspect there is provided a system including a processor, which further includes a memory. The processor and memory provide a web client application. The system further includes a mobile wireless device, and a centralized server. The centralized server provides a two-way chat between the web client application and the mobile wireless device.06-23-2011
20120278404UPLOAD OF ATTACHMENT AND INSERTION OF LINK INTO ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - An option is presented with an electronic message to automatically upload and permission an attachment to the electronic message. A single click may be received to upload the attachment to a shared location (e.g. network share, online service, and the like). Permissions may be automatically set for the message recipients of the electronic message. For example, a default set of permissions and/or custom permissions may be set for each of the recipients listed on the To:/Cc:/Bcc: lines. A link to the shared location may also be automatically inserted into the electronic message along with or in place of the attachment.11-01-2012
20120311048INSTANT MESSAGING ASSOCIATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A messaging method and system. The method includes enabling by a computing apparatus for a user, an instant messaging software application and all associated contacts to communicate with the user via the instant messaging software application. The computing apparatus enables a software application for the user and presents an option for allowing only a first group of contacts of the associated contacts to communicate with said user. The first group of contacts are associated with the software application. In response, the computing apparatus receives a command associated with the option from the user. The computing apparatus performs functions associated with the first command.12-06-2012
20110099242Mechanism for Managing sequential Emails - A mechanism is disclosed for generating a composite email for an email conversation. The composite email includes content automatically extracted from a plurality of the emails in the email conversation, and may be generated in response to a user accessing just one of the emails in the email conversation. A mechanism is also disclosed for discovering and recovering lost emails in an email conversation. A mechanism is further disclosed for automatically moving emails from one container to another after an email has been read. These and other advantageous email generating, manipulation, and organization mechanisms are disclosed herein.04-28-2011
20090172114SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVER-SIDE INTERRUPTION MANAGEMENT - A method and computer program product for determining that a user of a client electronic device is in do-not-interrupt mode. A message directed to the user is routed to a server-based storage queue for subsequent delivery.07-02-2009
20120239766Reference Notification Method and Apparatus - A method and an apparatus of reference notification comprises obtaining an instant message that is sent from a sending user. A contact is selected that satisfies a predetermined criterion from contacts of the sending user. For the selected contact, content is determined that is of interest to the selected contact, and content is found that is of interest and is included in the obtained instant message based on the determined content of interest. Based on the found content of interest, a reference notification message is sent to a contact corresponding to the found content of interest, for notifying the contact that the content of interest is referenced. By using the technical scheme of the present disclosure, the problems of existing technologies that a user cannot accurately and quickly determine whether an instant message references content with which he/she is concerned are solved.09-20-2012
20110213853BYPASSING UPLOADING OF DATA FROM A WIRELESS DEVICE USING OUTBOUND ATTACHMENT CACHING - In embodiments of bypassing uploading of data from a wireless device using outbound attachment caching, synchronization logic is implemented to determine whether an attachment of an electronic message to be sent from a wireless device is stored in a first memory of the wireless device or a second memory of the wireless device. The first memory can be configured to automatically replicate data stored in the first memory to a wireless data service. The electronic message can then be initiated for communication to the wireless data service without the attachment responsive to determining that the attachment is stored in the first memory. Alternately, the electronic message can be initiated for communication to the wireless data service without the attachment responsive to determining that the attachment is stored in the second memory and that the attachment was previously communicated to the wireless data service.09-01-2011
20120331079COMPRESSIBLE DISPLAY OF E-MAIL MESSAGE STRING TO FACILITATE READABILITY - A displayed string of emails is effectively compressed for improved readability by deleting some or all headers and/or by skipping the cursor from one message body to another in response to hot key actuation(s) by a user.12-27-2012
20130013719Chat System Without Topic-Specific Rooms - A method, system and graphical user interface for a chat system is disclosed. One aspect of certain embodiments includes sending target messages to users based on the respective selection and filtering criteria selected by the respective users instead of having users enter topic specific rooms.01-10-2013
20080281925Hybrid email method and system - A method and system for sending email. The method and system can include the drafting of an email on an interface and the sending of an email to an intended recipient via a server. If the recipient receives or opens the email, a delivered or read receipt may be transmitted to the sender of the email. If the recipient does not receive or open the email, a message may be mailed via a party maintaining the server. The message may contain information about the email and may have its associated delivery fees charged to the original sender of the email.11-13-2008
20090037538SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PRIORITIZE CHAT ALERTS BASED ON AN ORGANIZATIONAL HIERARCHICAL CHAIN - In a chat alert method and system, a chat user creates alert profiles that include the requestor's level in an organizational hierarchy as a parameter and the alert type for the level. When a chat client receives a chat request from a requester for a receiver, the chat client determines if there is a chat alert profile that matches the requestor's level. If so, then an alert is issued to the receiver according to the matching chat alert profile. Optionally, the chat alert profile sets an alternate alert system, where if the receiver does not respond to the request within a specified time, an alert is sent using the alternate alert system. Chat requests from requesters higher up in the reporting chain can be highlighted for the receiver. The receiver can then prioritize the chat requests that he/she receives and respond to them in a timely fashion.02-05-2009
20110282946PERSONAL UNIQUE URL ACCESS PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method, programmed medium and system are provided for sending notice to a website representative whenever a specific and unique website is being accessed by an inquiring party seeking information regarding the website content. Contact information is exchanged between an inquiring party and a website representative and whenever the inquiring party views the unique URL which was provided by the website representative, the website representative is contacted with the inquiring party's phone number in real-time with the information that the inquiring party is now viewing the website.11-17-2011
20110282956Method and System for Message Pacing - A system for managing message volume and timing, which permits messages from multiple sources to be spaced apart over time, with the pacing controlled in part by the type or priority of the message. The system permits the volume of messages to be reduced by aggregating messages according to a set of rules and by discarding or delaying messages that are sufficiently similar and sent too close together. In addition, the system allows message sources to be notified when a recipient has not received a message within a designated time period. The system can be implemented as a centralized pacing system or through use of a data storage system accessible by the message sources.11-17-2011
20110282947SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SOCIAL NETWORKING EXPERIENCE FOR A USER - One example embodiment includes a computing environment that includes an application for connecting a remote user to a client. The applications performs a method of providing a social media experience for the user. The method includes connecting a first user to a first client over a network and connecting a second user to a second client over the network. The method also includes identifying the second user as a friend of the first user and notifying the first user that the second user is connected over the network. The method further includes allowing the first user to communicate with the second user over the network.11-17-2011
20110282949UNIFIED MESSAGE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - The proposed Advanced Messaging Solution (AMS) provides a non-intrusive cloud-based software application infrastructure through which MSOs and Service Providers can unify Web, mobile and set-top box device technologies with Enterprise and 311-17-2011
20110282959System and Method for Concurrent Display of Messages from Multiple Conversations - A method, system and graphical user interface for displaying conversation messages is disclosed. One aspect of certain embodiments includes displaying messages in a first set of conversation messages, and selecting, without user involvement, a second set of conversation messages. The second set of conversation messages are selected by comparing a topic for the first set of conversation messages with a second topic for the second set of conversation messages, or determining that the second set of conversation messages is similar to the first set of conversation messages. Messages in the first set of conversation messages and messages in the selected set of conversation messages are both displayed in a single context to the user.11-17-2011
20110282958ENABLING MAPPING IDENTIFICATION OF ONLINE IDENTITIES BETWEEN DIFFERENT MESSAGING SERVICES - A method and system for populating identities in a message service involves registering a user of a first messaging service with a second messaging service. User identities for users other than the registered user may be identified. These user identities may be associated with the first messaging service and may be stored in a list associated with the registered user. It is determined if each identified user identity has a matching user identity associated with the second messaging service. If so, a database associated with the second messaging service is populated with the matching user identities. Determining whether a matching user identity exists may be performed, for example, by making character strings comparisons between user identities or using a database that stores a mapping of first messaging service user identities to second messaging service user identities. The mapping database may be generated as corresponding user identities are discovered.11-17-2011
20110282957METHOD FOR PROCESSING DEFERRED MESSAGE - A method for processing deferred messages includes a storing process, a notification process and a retrieving process of a deferred message. In the storing process, when a user presets and requires to store the deferred message, the system stores the deferred message to be sent to the user; in the notification process, when a user gets online, an IM server at the client side detects the system has stored the deferred message for the user and if the user has subscribed the deferred message notification, the system sends the deferred message notification to the client according to the setting of the system or of the user; in the retrieving process, when the client receives the deferred message notification and requests to acquire the deferred message, its IM server sends the deferred message content to the client. The present invention improves the method for processing deferred messages in the SIP/SIMPLE IM service system.11-17-2011
20110282955Reconfiguring an Electronic Message to Effect an Enhanced Notification - An electronic message may be reconfigured to effect an enhanced notification using an input interface to receive at least one electronic message created by or on behalf of a message source for delivery to an intended recipient. A matching engine determines whether the electronic message corresponds to a predetermined definition of an enhanced notification. An enhancement engine reconfigures the electronic message to the enhanced notification if stored information related to the intended recipient indicates that the intended recipient is subscribed to receive the enhanced notification. Reconfiguring the electronic message may include reconfiguring the message to provide special handling, routing or presentation.11-17-2011
20110282954Content Presentation Based On User Preferences - Architecture is provided that facilitates user-controlled access to user profile information. A user is allowed to selectively expose (or mask) portions of his/her profile to third parties. Additionally, advertisers and/or content providers can offer incentives or enticement in response to the acceptance of which a user exposes larger portions of their profile. The architecture comprises a system that facilitates profile management utilizing a profile component that facilitates creation and storage of an electronic profile of a user, and a control component under control of the user for controlling access to the profile. Machine learning and reasoning is provided to make inferences and automate aspects thereof.11-17-2011
20110282953METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MESSAGE CONVERSATION BY GROUP IN A MESSAGING SERVICE - A method and apparatus for providing a conversation within a conversation group that is conducted by exchanging messages among a plurality of terminals of the same conversation group at a communication terminal supporting a messaging service are provided. In the method a message is received, an active conversation Identifier (ID) is detected from the received message, the active conversation ID identifying a conversation related to the received message and a conversation group including terminals participating in the conversation, and the received message is displayed in a conversation view corresponding to the active conversation ID.11-17-2011
20110282952METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE AND SERVICE PROVIDING SERVER APPLYING THE SAME - A method for providing a social networking service (SNS) preferably includes receiving an input of an original text and a comment on the original text according to execution of a SNS program, dividing the original text and the comment into a plurality of threads according to a preset criterion, analyzing relationships between users who write the original text and/or the comment included in the plurality of threads, and categorizing the users according to a result of the analysis.11-17-2011
20110282951SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION - Disclosed herein is a method for communicating healthcare information of a patient using a handheld device including: establishing communication between the handheld device and a management server, sending identifying information for a user of the handheld device to the management server, if the identifying information is authenticated, establishing at least one secured session with the management server, the at least one secured session enabling a user to at least one of: send a message to a user device, wherein the sent message includes at least one of sender information, recipient information and information pertaining to the patient; or receive a message sent from the user device, wherein the received message includes at least one of sender information, recipient information and information pertaining to the patient; wherein the sent and received messages are viewable on the handheld device only during the at least one secured session.11-17-2011
20110282950REVERSE MESSAGE CLASSIFICATION - In an electronic message classification method an incoming message is preliminary classified according to its importance and information concerning that classification is provided to the Sender, thereby giving the Sender an option to overrule said preliminary classification.11-17-2011
20120290674Method and network for sharing sensor data among mobile terminals - The present disclosure discloses a method for sharing sensor data among mobile terminals, which includes that: when any mobile terminal in the network for sharing sensor data needs sensor data not owned by itself, the mobile terminal sends a request message to a mobile terminal owning the sensor data needed by the mobile terminal according to routing table information and a sensor resource list which are currently stored in the mobile terminal itself; and the mobile terminal which receives the request message returns the sensor data needed to the mobile terminal which sends the request message according to the received request message. The present disclosure further discloses a network for sharing sensor data among mobile terminals. Sharing of sensor data among multiple mobile terminals can be realized by adopting the method and the network provided by the present disclosure.11-15-2012
20100268784DATA SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for synchronizing data between a network of electronic devices comprising sending one or more messages in the form of a message sequence from a provider to a consumer, each message having descriptive data, a sequence identifier, and a sequence number, verifying by the consumer the presence, format, and continuity of each sequence identifier and sequence number in each message, and upon verification, updating the consumer with the descriptive data in each message.10-21-2010
20100268783Content Delivery System, Delivery Server, Receiving Terminal, and Content Delivery Method - A transmitting terminal can transmit a content held by itself to a specific receiving terminal having no email software as if using a mailer. The transmitting terminal (10-21-2010
20100268779SHARING OF AUDIO/VISUAL CONTENT WITH A SELECTED USER - A method of sharing audio/visual content is presented. In the method, the audio/visual content is received from an audio/visual content source at an audio/visual content receiver by way of a content channel selection resource of the receiver, and stored therein. A message is transmitted from the receiver to a communication node, wherein the message indicates that the audio/visual content is available for viewing by a selected user. The communication node notifies the selected user of the message by way of a communication device associated with the selected user. In response to receiving a request for the audio/visual content from the communication device, the communication node facilitates a communication connection between the receiver and the communication device. The audio/visual content is transmitted from the receiver to the communication device over the communication connection. At the communication device, the audio/visual content is then presented to the selected user.10-21-2010
20090150497ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE HANDLING AND PRESENTATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatuses are provided for use with electronic mail messages. In one exemplary method, electronic mail messages may be presented in an order based, at least in part, on a presentation scores associated with each message. The presentation score may be based, at least in part, on presentation knowledge information associated with an attribute profile. The attribute profile may, for example, be established and maintained based, at least in part, on non-selective user engagement parameters that may be determined based on a presentation of the electronic mail messages and/or identifiers associated therewith.06-11-2009
20090049143System and method for transmitting messages for a set of communication devices - A method for transmitting messages for at least one predefined set of communication devices (02-19-2009
20120290663Transferring Application State Across Devices with Checkpoints - A first client device executes a plurality of actively running applications, each having one or more checkpoints, each checkpoint identifying an execution breakpoint at which a respective application can be suspended and subsequently resumed. The first client device detects a transfer triggering condition, stores an application state for each of the plurality of actively running applications, and transmits the stored application state for each of the plurality of actively running applications to a second client device or system. The stored application state for each respective application of the plurality of actively running applications corresponds to a checkpoint of the respective application. Optionally, the transfer triggering condition includes presence of the second client device or system within a predefined proximity of the first client device or system, wherein the predefined proximity is a predefined proximity for near field communication.11-15-2012
20120290662MINING EMAIL INBOXES FOR SUGGESTING ACTIONS - Embodiments are directed towards automatically learning user behavioral patterns when interacting with messages and based on the learned patterns, suggesting one or more predicted actions that a user might take in response to receiving subsequent message. One or more classifiers are trained and employed to predict one or more actions that a user might take in response to receiving the message. In one embodiment, the one or more predicted actions are provided suggested to the user as an action the user might take on the message. Messages may be rank ordered within a given suggested action based on a confidence level of the prediction.11-15-2012
20080288598METHOD TO MANAGE DISK USAGE BASED ON USER SPECIFIED CONDITIONS - A method, system, and computer program product are provided for managing email disk usage based on user specified conditions. An incoming email for a user is scanned for email expressions. A determination is made as to whether one of the email expressions matches one of a number of listed expressions forming a matched expression. Responsive to a presence of a matched expression, a determination is made as to whether a first threshold associated with the matched expression is met or exceeded. Responsive to the first threshold being met or exceeded, a notification is sent to the user of the first threshold being met.11-20-2008
20080294740EVENT DECOMPOSITION USING RULE-BASED DIRECTIVES AND COMPUTED KEYS - Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating a common event format representation of information from a plurality of messages include parsing a rule associated with a current message to determine if a property of a common event format representation for the current message is to be populated with a property value from a previous message. If the rule specifies to obtain the property value from the previous message, the property value is obtained from the previous message and the common event format representation for the current message is populated with the obtained property value from the previous message. The property value may be obtained by generating a computed key based on properties of the current message that are common to the previous message, and identifying the previous message based on the key of the current message. The rule associated with the current message may also be parsed to determine if the property of the common event format representation for the current message is to be populated with a property value determined by specified code. If the rule specifies to obtain the property value using the specified code, the property value is obtained using the specified code and the common event format representation for the current message is populated with the obtained property value obtained using the specified code.11-27-2008
20120290665SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHANGING APPLICATION INFORMATION - Systems and methods are disclosed to replace a received message received by a communications application of a computer or a mobile phone with a replacement message that includes a time and date stamp that is approximately the same as the time and date stamp of the received message in response to input received from an input device of the computer or the mobile phone. The received message is, for example, a private, confidential, or potentially embarrassing message, and the replacement message is a message used to appear as the received message in the communications application. The replacement message can be, for example, a stored message created by the user, a message generated by the computer or the mobile phone, a message from a stored randomized list, a message requested from an outside source.11-15-2012
20090119382Content Disposition System and Method for Processing Message Content in a Distributed Environment - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for interpreting contents of at least one message body per message, e.g., a SIP or HTTP message, wherein the message body contents correspond to a content type. A communication protocol message such as a SIP or HTTP message is generated by a sender towards a recipient, wherein the message includes at least one message body content in the message's body. A component associated with the recipient is configured to examine whether at least one indicator is associated with the message. A component, operable responsive to the examination, is configured to inhibit a treatment of the message body content and to apply an alternative treatment with respect thereto.05-07-2009
20110302249METHOD FOR ASSISTED MESSAGE GENERATION - A method for assisted message generation on an electronic device is provided. The method comprises: receiving from an input device a request to compose an electronic message; identifying a message recipient associated with the electronic message; determining from a datastore a suggested message component for the electronic message in dependence on the identified message recipient; and displaying the suggested message components on a display screen of the electronic device.12-08-2011
20110302251DETECTING CONFLICTS IN EMAIL MESSAGES - A computer implemented electronic out-of-office message analysis system and method are disclosed. The method includes, for each of a plurality of users, receiving a user-generated electronic out-of-office message in a natural language in which a time window of absence and at least one alternate named contact are expressed and, based on the out-of-office message, generating a structured representation of the out-of-office message which links the alternate contact to a normalized representation of the time window. The structured representation of the out-of-office message is stored in a database. From the database it can be determined whether a current user's out-of-office message conflicts with another user's out-of-office message. If a conflict is detected, the current user can be notified.12-08-2011
20110276645METHOD OF AND MESSAGE SERVICE GATEWAY FOR CONTROLLING DELIVERY OF A MESSAGE SERVICE TO AN END USER11-10-2011
20120110099Chat System, Server Device, Chat Method, Chat Execution Program, Storage Medium Stored with Chat Execution Program, Information Processing Unit, Image Display Method, Image Processing Program, Storage Medium Stored with Image Processing Program - A matching server, when a chat room specified by participation request information received from a client terminal device is registered in a room storage region, associates and registers that client terminal device to the chat room, and when the chat room specified by the participation request information is not registered, associates the client terminal device and the chat room with each other and registers them newly in the room storage region. When a chat room specified by leave request information received by the client terminal device is registered in the room storage region, it cancels registration of the client terminal device for the chat room, and when there is no client terminal device registered to the registered chat room, it cancels registration of the chat room.05-03-2012
20110302260METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATION - A method of configuring a system for providing notification of a new email received at a user's mailbox stored by a first mail storage system for retrieval by a second mail storage system. The method comprises configuring a mail sender to send a notification email to the second mail storage system comprising data to notify the second mail storage system of the new email, receive a rejection message from the second mail storage system, and interrupt the sending of further data of the notification email in response to the rejection message, wherein the receipt by the second mail storage system of the notification email triggers the second mail storage system to retrieve the new email from the first mail storage system.12-08-2011
20110302263SOCIAL NAMESPACE ADDRESSING FOR NON-UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS - A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user to disambiguate an identity of a member included in a user's social network (USN), and towards enabling an operation to be performed based on information about the member. The USN is determined. The NID of the member is received. If the NID is non-unique within the USN, member distinctions are determined for members in the USN who are associated with the same NID. The member distinctions are sent to the user. The user makes a selection of one of the members associated with one of the member distinctions. Based on the selection, information about the selected member is received. The operation is enabled to be performed based on the information about the selected member. The operation may include addressing the selected member, enabling a communication between the user and the selected member, or the like.12-08-2011
20110302257Peer-to-peer service designer - A peer-to-peer communication system, including a service manager for managing peer-to-peer services, a zone manager for managing zones, each zone including at least one peer-to-peer service and a window display layout therefor, and a privacy manager for restricting access to a zone, to a select group of users. A method is also described and claimed.12-08-2011
20110302259COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCLUDING PROTOCOL INTERFACE DEVICE PROVIDING ENHANCED OPERATING PROTOCOL SELECTION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include data storage devices each using at least one of a plurality of different operating protocols. Further, at least one of the data storage devices may operate using multiple operating protocols. The system may also include mobile wireless communications devices for accessing the at least one data storage device, and each may use at least one of the plurality of operating protocols. Moreover, the system may further include a protocol interface device. The protocol interface device may include a front-end proxy module for communicating with the plurality of mobile wireless communications devices using respective operating protocols. The protocol interface may also include a protocol engine module for communicating with the data storage devices using respective operating protocols. The protocol engine module may also select a desired operating protocol for communicating with the at least one data storage device from the multiple operating protocols.12-08-2011
20110302262Wireless Messaging Using Notification Messages In A Wireless Communication Network - A method of operating a host service in a communication system which includes the host service and a mobile device, includes receiving a data message for the mobile device at the host service; determining whether a service session between the host service and the mobile device is active; if the service session is inactive: creating a notification message at the host service, the notification message indicating the data message and the mobile device; forwarding the notification message for subsequent delivery to the mobile device, the notification message associated with an application of a plurality of applications on the mobile device; and subsequent to an active service session being established between the host service and the mobile device, sending the data message indicated by the notification message to the mobile device during the active service session; and if the service session is active, sending the data message to the mobile device during the active service session without creating a notification message.12-08-2011
20110302258ADAPTIVE MEDIA MESSAGING, SUCH AS FOR RICH MEDIA MESSAGES INCORPORATING DIGITAL CONTENT - A facility for presenting an adaptive message is described. The facility receives a message in the computer system. Based upon the contents of the received message, the facility tests two or more digital content capabilities of the computer system. The facility then selects one of a number of different digital content elements based upon the results of the testing. The facility presents the selected digital content element.12-08-2011
20110302254ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS AND MESSAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An enterprise service bus (ESB) and message processing method thereof are disclosed. The ESB includes: a message receiving unit, a message queuing unit, a processing-thread-group, and a request processing unit. The message receiving unit includes multiple message receiving channels which are used to receive messages each having at least one service request. The message queuing unit is used to receive messages from the multiple message receiving channels and to sort the messages according to predefined rules. The processing-thread-group is used to receive a predefined number of sorted messages from the message queuing unit. The request processing unit is used to acquire service requests of the messages from the processing-thread-group and to process the service requests. The present disclosure integrates various application programs into an electronic trading platform, and achieves program invocation by ESB. Therefore, service users are no longer required to perform complicated asynchronous invocations, while ESB is used to convert a synchronous mode to an asynchronous mode.12-08-2011
20110302250THREAD DATA AGGREGATION - Techniques for thread data aggregation are described. In implementations, metadata is identified for a new message associated with a conversation thread. The metadata is added to conversation metadata that is associated with the conversation thread and attached to an anchor message associated with the conversation thread. The addition of the metadata to the conversation metadata creates aggregate thread data. The aggregate thread data is moved from the anchor message to the new message.12-08-2011
20110302253Method of and system for advising level of availability in a digital communication - A system and method is described where Instant Message (IM) and other semi-synchronous communication sessions may be tied to the user's current dynamic status in order to share with collaborating parties, the degree of attention that a user may provide to the session. IM allows for collaboration even when a user cannot provide his/her full attention to an exchange, however, it will increase the efficiency and avoid misunderstandings if the user can send updates on his current level of attention along with explanatory messages when there is a significant change in the user dynamic status. For example, if the user has to go to a meeting or receives an important telephone call during an IM session, the other party will be advised accordingly. Thus, recipients will not assume that they are being ignored or that the user has become frustrated with the exchange.12-08-2011
20110302252METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING CLIENT STATION ASSOCIATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system comprises an access point and one or more client stations associated with the access point. The access point maintains a simple network management protocol (SNMP) table including a respective media access control (MAC) address for each of one or more client stations associated with the access point. In accordance with some embodiments, the access point receives a SNMP request message including a MAC address of the client station for which the association is to be identified. The access point then identifies the association of the client station by searching the SNMP table for the MAC address of the client station for which the association is to be identified. Further, the access point sends a reply message identifying the association of the client station with the access point when the SNMP table includes the MAC address of the client station.12-08-2011
20120005289Methods, Systems, And Computer Program Products For Managing Electronic Subscriptions - Managing electronic subscriptions includes receiving user input for modifying an electronic subscription of a user to prevent receiving a redundant subscription message for the electronic subscription. Whether a future subscription message is redundant is determined based on at least one of an identifier for the subscription message and content included in the subscription message. Redundant future subscription messages associated with the electronic subscription is excluded from presentation to the user based on the redundancy determination and the user input.01-05-2012
20120011212Cluster-Based Friend Suggestion Aggregator - Techniques are described to generate a list of suggested friends for a client of a social networking service. In an implementation, a cluster of clients is identified from among the clients of the social networking service. The cluster of clients includes the client for which the list of suggested friends is to be generated. The list of suggested friends for the client may then be generated and may include one or more clients of the social networking service selected based on connections with the cluster of clients. The list indicates at least one other client of the social networking service that is suggested as a friend.01-12-2012
20110289164System and Method for Feature Based Message Routing in a Dynamic Modular System Architecture - A flexible, extensible, and dynamically configurable Advanced IP Messaging Server (AIMS) facility that among other things may leverage various pools of data—including for example routing data, location and presence data, Mobile Subscriber profile data, etc.—to expeditiously process and route, through the use of among other things Feature Tags, a wide range of information including among other things conventional Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, IP Multimedia Subsystem, etc. messaging; E-Mail messaging; Instant Messaging communications; Voice Over IP and other (e.g., video conference, etc.) data streams; Session Initiation Protocol-addressed artifacts; etc.11-24-2011
20110289165METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MESSAGE HANDLING - A method, apparatus and computer program are disclosed for refusing to process messages from a sender at a queue manager associated with a receiver when the receiver is inactive. It is identified whether a first destination has been selected. This first destination provides an indication of whether the receiver is active. If a first destination has been selected, it is determined using this first destination whether the receiver is active. If the receiver is inactive, the queue manager refuses to process messages intended for the receipt by the receiver.11-24-2011
20110289154ONLINE CHATTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER CONNECTED TO WEBSITE - An online chatting method for a user connected to a website includes (a) receiving information on a TCP socket server by a user client when the user client accesses a web page offered by a web server, (b) accessing the TCP socket server by the user client by using the information on the TCP socket server, (c) if the user client is allowed to access the TCP socket server, transmitting and receiving chatting messages to/from an operator client through the TCP socket server and (d) if the user client fails to access the TCP socket server, storing the chatting messages to be transmitted to the operator client through in a database and periodically receiving the chatting messages stored in the database by the operator client.11-24-2011
20110289163LINKING TOPICS IN A PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE MESSAGING ENVIRONMENT - Topics are linked in a publish/subscribe messaging environment. A first topic is linked to at least a second topic, and a message on the first topic is published to subscribers to the first topic. In the same transaction, any reference to the topics linked to the first topic are published in the message to subscribers of the topics linked to the first topic. A tree of topics is defined with topic nodes for each topic. A topic string is provided in a path through the tree of topics to a topic node, wherein the first topic and the at least a second topic have no commonality of topic string.11-24-2011
20110289162METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVE DELIVERY OF DIGITAL MESSAGES - A system and method for automatically adapting digital message traffic flow evaluates message delivery disposition, latency and performance metrics such that the system operates more optimally in terms of both overall throughput as well as with respect to system sending reputation. Reputation is in the context of maintaining message flow within limits that are acceptable for a given destination, such that the sender behavior avoids being flagged as abusive or otherwise undesirable.11-24-2011
20110289161Apparatuses, Methods and Systems For An Intelligent Inbox Coordinating HUB - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN INTELLIGENT INBOX COORDINATING HUB (“HUB”) facilitates the generation, evaluation, and recording of information and activities related to property transactions and associated communications. In embodiments, the HUB may be configured to effectuate intelligent inbox coordination, which may facilitate the processing of messages configured as email messages, XML data, HTTP POST message content, and/or the like for economical display and interaction. The HUB's intelligent inbox coordination features may allow for the distillation of large volumes of message data and/or content to highlight and/or direct users to the particular message and/or attachment containing data that is most interesting or relevant to them. Aspects of HUB intelligent inbox coordination features may include the generation and application of email allocation rules and/or sub-rules; analysis, parsing, intelligent filing and/or sub-filing, and/or other processing of email content, attachments, and/or other associated data; generation of message and/or message data analytics, statistics, summaries, industry trends, news content, and/or the like; and/or the like.11-24-2011
20110289159MESSAGE BROADCASTING IN A CLUSTERED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide message broadcasting within a clustered computing environment such as a Cloud computing environment. Specifically, under the present invention, a message is received in a message queue (e.g., on a message queue server). From the message queue, the message is sent to a single node of a plurality of heterogeneous nodes within the clustered computing environment. The single node can be selected based on any factor such as a best available node within the plurality of nodes. This single node will process the message and identify a set of message listeners to whom the message should be broadcast. Typically, the set of message listeners is identified based on a topic of the message and an association of the topic to the set of message listeners (e.g., as set forth in a table or the like). In any event, the single node will then publish the message to the set of message listeners. Delivery confirmations, responses, etc. associated with the message will then be tracked, processed, and/or routed by the single node. Thus, embodiments of the present invention obviate the need for a given message from having to be delivered to and/or processed by multiple nodes.11-24-2011
20110289157Method and Apparatus for the Implementation of a Real-Time, Sharable Browsing Experience on a Guest Device - The present invention describes a method and apparatus for the implementation of a real-time, sharable web browsing experience on a guest device, utilizing the transfer of URL and form data information. The present invention further describes a method for joining a synchronized browsing session administered by a synchronization server, comprising activating a hyperlink associated with the synchronized browsing session, sending a request to join the synchronized browsing session to the synchronization server in response to the activation of the hyperlink, and joining the synchronized browsing session. The present invention further describes a method for implementing a synchronized browsing session, comprising receiving information related to a shared web browsing interaction performed by a host device from a synchronization server, and performing the shared web browsing interaction based on the information received from the synchronization server.11-24-2011
20110289156Method and Apparatus for the Implementation of a Real-Time, Sharable Browsing Experience on a Host Device - The present invention describes a method and apparatus for the implementation of a real-time, sharable web browsing experience on a host device, utilizing the transfer of URL and form data information. The present invention further describes a method for establishing a synchronized browsing session, comprising sending a request to establish the synchronized browsing session to a synchronization server, receiving a confirmation message from the synchronization server including a session identifier associated with the established synchronized browsing session, and sending an invitation to an invitee to join the synchronized browsing session, wherein the invitation includes the session identifier. The present invention further describes a method for implementing a synchronized browsing session, comprising recording a shared web browsing interaction, and transmitting information related to the shared web browsing interaction to a synchronization server.11-24-2011
20110289155Method and Apparatus for the Implementation of a Real-Time, Sharable Browsing Experience - The present invention describes a method and apparatus for the implementation of a real-time, sharable browsing experience, utilizing the transfer of URL, form data, script and other information. The present invention further describes a method for establishing a synchronized browsing session, comprising receiving a request to establish the synchronized browsing session from a host device, establishing the synchronized browsing session in response to the request, sending a confirmation message to the host device, receiving a request to join from a guest device to join the synchronized browsing session, and adding the guest device to the synchronized browsing session. The present invention further describes a method for implementing a synchronized browsing session, comprising receiving information related to a shared web browsing interaction performed by a host device, accessing routing information for a guest device, and transmitting information related to the shared web browsing interaction to the guest device based on the routing information.11-24-2011
20090125592Flexray communication controller - FlexRay communication controller for connecting FlexRay communication lines to a FlexRay network member assigned to the FlexRay communication controller, whereby said FlexRay communication controller encloses some parts as there are at least a message handler, a message memory, a first buffer memory structure for connecting said message memory to said FlexRay network member and a second buffer memory structure for connecting said message memory to said FlexRay communication lines, whereby all the parts are functioning together to connect said FlexRay communication lines to said FlexRay network member and said FlexRay communication controller is constructed in such a way that said functioning is controlled by the contents of a variety of registers located onto said FlexRay communication controller.05-14-2009
20110289158Physical Address Email System - An electronic mail (e-mail) messaging system and method that allow e-mail to be sent and received between individuals identified by their physical mailing address. An e-mail address part of such system may include: (1) a first name (2) a street number (3) an initial representing geographical direction (4) a street name (5) a street type (6) an apartment number (optional), (7) a zip code. A registered such physical email address is linked with a regular email account and the system then forwards an email addressing the physical email address to the linked regular email account. If no linked regular email account, then the physical mailing address is constructed from the physical email address and the message is automatically delivered by physical mail means.11-24-2011
20120089684METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN A VEHICLE AND A REMOTE APPLICATION SERVER - Methods and apparatus for use in communicating between a vehicle and a remote application server. An application message is received from a vehicle. A computer system determines whether an uplink connection can be established between the computer system and a remote application server that provides a remote software application associated with the application message. The application message is redirected to a local software application executed by the computer system when an uplink connection cannot be established. Data may be subsequently synchronized between the local software application and the remote software application.04-12-2012
20110289166METHOD FOR REALIZING A MESSAGE INTERACTION AND A CONVERGED SERVICE SYSTEM - The present invention provides a method for realizing a message interaction and a converged service system, wherein the method includes: the converged service system receiving a first message sent by a converged service terminal and a first identifier of the first message, and forwarding the first message to the traditional message system (S11-24-2011
20110289160Mail Service Management System - An electronic mail management system may have a standardized interface to which different mail providers may provide an adapter. The standardized interface may have a predefined set of functions that each mail provider may provide, and the mail management system may have a user interface through which the functions may be managed. In some cases, a mail provider may have additional or customized functions that may be added to the user interface and made available to an administrator. Through the user interface, an administrator may be able to add, delete, configure, and move mailboxes, as well as other functions.11-24-2011
20110289171Social Network Site Recommender System & Method - A document management system monitors proposed recipients for documents and provides recommendations on alterations to the distribution set, such as by adding or removing recipients.11-24-2011
20110289173CONTROLLING ACCESS TO A DESTINATION IN A DATA PROCESSING NETWORK - Access to a device is controlled in a data processing network by receiving a first request from a client to connect to a device where the device is limited to a fixed number of client connections and connecting the client to an available client connection of the device if the fixed number of client connections on the device would not be exceeded by connecting the client. Access is further controlled by testing liveness of a current client connection on the device if the fixed number of client connections on the device would be exceeded by connecting the client and dropping the current client connection if the liveness testing indicates that the current client connection is not live.11-24-2011
20110289174Audio Message Delivery Over Instant Messaging - One preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a system and method for sending instant messages having audio recordings. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system, among others, includes a communications client of a user that is configured to generate an instant message having an audio recording and send the instant message having an audio recording to another user. Methods and other systems are also provided.11-24-2011
20110289172MANAGING NOTIFICATION MESSAGES - Methods and apparatuses that generate a subtopic identifier identifying a client application within a client device are described. The client application may be associated with a server application hosted in one or more application servers. Notification services may be registered with the application servers from the client application to forward identifiers associated with the client application to the server application to enable the server application to push notification messages to the client device selectively for the client application. When receiving a notification message from the application server, the notification message may be examined to forward the notification message directly to the client application without invoking other applications in the client device if the notification message carries a subtopic identifier of the client application.11-24-2011
20110289168ELECTRONIC MESSAGING INTEGRITY ENGINE - The disclosure relates to ensuring wanted electronic messages are reliably delivered to recipients by distinguishing between wanted, authenticated messages and other messages. Also, it provides for automatically compiling a datastore with senders of wanted inbound electronic communications. This is done by entering part entries into the datastore as messages are send outbound, and completing the entry as messages are sent inbound or with reference to an external datasource. The whitelist is automatically created and accurately populated and maintained without the need for any human involvement making it self training. This enables mass automation for whitelist generation and maintenance, and enables consistent, scalable deployment across any and all organisations to ensure accuracy in classification of wanted message senders. This disclosure also concerns using the datastore by identifying senders of inbound messages as senders of wanted emails according to a full or part match of their identification information.11-24-2011
20110289170AUTOMATED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF MESSAGES AND PROCESSING OF MESSAGE RESPONSES - An automated system for delivery of messages to multiple recipients, and for processing of responses to the messages, includes a message client, message server, and a system database. A message is created using a universal message form. The message content can be translated into multiple formats and sent to one or more different recipients using one or more different types of messaging devices, including pagers, e-mail readers, telephones, cellular telephones, personal computers, fax machines, and voice mail systems. A recipient profile manager allows each recipient to select the messaging devices to be used for message delivery as well as preferred messaging schedules, priorities, and message security. Receipt of the messages by the recipients is verified, response requirements collected and consolidated from multiple sources and presented to the message originator in a structured format.11-24-2011
20110289169METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SPAM MESSAGE IN MESSAGING SERVICE - A method and apparatus for managing a spam message in a messaging service are disclosed. When a user reports a message determined as a spam message, he may directly select a sharing level of his personal information in order to prevent a leakage of the personal information according to a sharing policy, reports the spam message by transmitting only a hash value of the spam message in order to prevent an increase in traffic. With respect to reported spam messages, a user can access a spam server to check an errononeously reported message through a sorting algorithm.11-24-2011
20110289167E-MAIL OPERATION SYSTEM, E-MAIL OPERATION DEVICE, AND E-MAIL OPERATION METHOD - In an e-mail operation system, an e-mail operation requirement having as a destination a first mail address used by a target terminal when communication with a first communication network is performed is received by a first e-mail control device included in the first communication network. In a first e-mail operation system configured to include the first e-mail control device and a SCP, the telephone number of the target terminal that is in association with the first mail address is specified. The e-mail operation requirement is transmitted to a second communication network using this telephone number. In a second e-mail operation device, an e-mail operation instruction is provided to the target terminal by using the telephone number that is required to be operated. Thus, the e-mail operation instruction is provided to the target terminal through the second communication network different from the first communication network.11-24-2011
20120016943BARGAINED FOR EXCHANGE, GUIDED DISCOVERY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYSTEM - A computerized system for the automated facilitation of the resolution of contractual and other disputes by communicating, processing, managing or guiding the process of dispute identification, discovery, negotiation and resolution through the Internet or other networked communications.01-19-2012
20120016942METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING UNIFORM MACHINE-TO-MACHINE ADDRESSING - An apparatus and method for providing uniform addressing for Machine-to-machine (M2M) services, including receiving by a first machine-to-machine (M2M) module a content from a first machine-to-machine (M2M) device using a first format, wherein the content is addressed for transmission to a second M2M device; converting the received content to a second format for transmission to a second M2M module, wherein the second M2M module is operable to convert the received content back to the first format for transmission to the second M2M device; and transmitting the converted content to the second M2M device through the second M2M module.01-19-2012
20090089378CONTROLLING EXPIRATION OF ELECTRONIC MAIL SINGLE STORE ATTACHMENTS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for controlling expiration of electronic mail (e-mail) single store attachments. A method to control expiration of e-mail single store attachments can include sending an e-mail message, the e-mail message including one or more attachments, creating a single store linked e-mail message by removing the one or more attachments from the sent e-mail message and replacing each of the one or more attachments with a corresponding single store attachment link. The method further can include storing the removed one or more attachments in an attachment server, where each of the one or more attachments has an expiration date, sending the single store linked e-mail message having the one or more store attachment links to one or more recipients and deleting an attachment stored on the attachment server based upon its respective expiration date having expired. When there is e-mail activity (e.g., forward, reply, etc.) associated with the single store linked e-mail, the expiration of the attachment associated with the attachment link can be modified.04-02-2009
20110295964MESSAGE SYSTEM FOR SOCIAL NETWORKS - A method of operating a message system can include maintaining a list of users of the message system and maintaining a connection list and a message stream for each user of the message system. After receiving a message from a first user of the message system, the received message can be published on the message stream of the first user and on the message streams of the users identified in the first user's connection list. If the received message is detected to be a reply to an earlier message from a second user, then the earlier message can be published on the message streams of the users identified in the first user's connection list, who are not in the second user's connection list.12-01-2011
20080208980EMAIL AGGREGATION SYSTEM WITH SUPPLEMENTAL PROCESSING INFORMATION ADDITION/REMOVAL AND RELATED METHODS - An electronic mail (email) system may include a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices, a plurality of email storage servers, and an email aggregation system operatively connected between the plurality of mobile wireless communications devices and the plurality of email storage servers for directing emails therebetween. The email aggregation system may include an inbound gateway server for receiving inbound emails and selectively adding supplemental processing data thereto, as well as at least one mail user agent (MUA) server downstream from the input gateway server for processing received emails based upon the selectively added supplemental processing data. The email aggregation system may further include an outbound gateway server downstream from the at least one MUA server for sending outbound emails after removing the supplemental processing data therefrom.08-28-2008
20110295965METHOD FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING SESSION HISTORY IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method is provided for receiving a session history by a Controlling Function (CF) in a communication system. The method includes sending, by a CF in a first domain, a first message requesting a session history to a Conversation Server (CS) in the first domain; receiving, from the CS in the first domain, a second message including access information to a CS in a second domain, which has a session history, when the CS in the first domain has no session history; sending a third message requesting a session history to the CS in the second domain, which has the session history, based on the access information; and receiving a fourth message including the session history from the CS in the second domain.12-01-2011
20110295963SHORT MESSAGE ALERT (SMA) - The present description refers in particular, to a method, a system, and a computer program product for processing messages in an Outsourcing (BPO) Environment. The method may comprise installing and executing one or more computer programs. The method may also comprise obtaining messages from a shared folder using a network interface. The method may further comprise displaying messages using a display interface. In addition, the method may comprise providing access control, including controlling access to messages and dissemination of messages. The BPO environment may comprise at least one user computer. The network interface and the display interface may be executed separately on the user computer. 12-01-2011
20110295962SERVICE DISCLOSURE DEVICE, SERVICE DISCLOSURE METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A service disclosure device receives a search message transmitted from a service using device, and if the ID of the service using device is stored in a memory, transmits a response message indicating a service to be disclosed to the service using device. The service disclosure device displays information about the service using device on a display, and if a permission to disclose the service to the service using device is input, registers the ID of the service using device in the memory. After a response limit to the search message has expired, the service disclosure device transmits a notification message indicating the service to be disclosed to the service using device.12-01-2011
20110295958EMAIL SYSTEM PROVIDING CONVERSATION UPDATE FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - An electronic mail (email) system may include at least one email server configured to store email messages in a plurality of mailboxes, where the email messages are organized into conversations, and a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices each configured to store email messages from respective mailboxes. The system may also include at least one email synchronization server configured to synchronize email messages between a given mobile wireless communications device and its respective mailbox so that the given mobile wireless communications device stores a subset of email messages from among a full set of email messages from a given conversation, and to update the full set of email messages in the given conversation based upon receiving a conversation update command from the given mobile wireless communications device.12-01-2011
20110295956Transport Cost Optimization For Enterprise Service - A communication controller optimizes transport costs so as to minimize the cost of transmitting message. The communication controller receives a message and calculates the cost of transmitting the message based on a setup cost and a transmission cost. The communications controller selects a communication pathway that has the least cost as the pathway to transmit the message. If the pathway is not established, the communications controller establishes this communication pathway and transmits the message.12-01-2011
20110295955PAGE MONITORING - An apparatus (12-01-2011
20120023185ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT PROTOCOL AND RESPONSIVE ACTIONS - Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.01-26-2012
20120191795DEVICE CENTRIC CONTROLS FOR A DEVICE CONTROLLED THROUGH A WEB PORTAL - A system controls computer network communication devices in a background session in accordance with a control database. The system includes a computer network communication device having a non-volatile memory containing a unique device identifier and a communication module for communicating with a control site, the communication module being configured to generate monitor messages containing the unique device identifier and data corresponding to entry of a command by a user and to parse command messages received from the control site, and a control site comprising a device database and a control database, the control site being configured to compare data in the monitor message to control data stored in the control database in response to the monitor message having a unique device identifier that is also stored in the device database.07-26-2012
20080307059IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMATION METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMATION PROGRAM EMBODIED ON COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - In order to print a required number of copies, MFP having an assigned email address includes an email reception portion to receive an email, a number of copies determination portion to determine, based on destination information of the received email, the number of copies of data included in the email to print, and an image formation control portion to print the data included in the email by the determined number of copies.12-11-2008
20120191790Web-Based Push Messaging Methods and Systems - A system capable of coordinating push messages from among a plurality of sources is disclosed. The system includes a push message server communicatively connected to a plurality of publishers. The push message server includes a push subscription database containing a plurality of records, each record associating a user identity with a push message publisher and a user preference for receiving push messages from the publisher. The push message server also includes a communication component configured to receive push messages from one or more of the plurality of publishers and, based on user subscriptions managed in the push subscription database, transmit the push messages to one or more subscribers.07-26-2012
20110295961SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING PATIENT INFORMATION - A system for conveying patient information is configured to receive data related to a patient, and convert the data into event-driven messages for transmission to communication devices carried by physicians and others.12-01-2011
20110295960MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR STORING E-MAIL SEARCH RESULTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A communications system includes an e-mail server configured to communicate via a given e-mail protocol from among different e-mail protocols and configured to store e-mail data and generate e-mail search results. A mobile wireless communications device is configured to send an e-mail search request. An aggregation server is configured to communicate using the different e-mail protocols, and receive and forward the e-mail search request to the e-mail server using the given e-mail protocol. The aggregation server receives and forwards the e-mail search results from the e-mail server to the mobile wireless communications device. The mobile wireless communications device stores the e-mail search results in memory while displaying the e-mail search results on a search results screen on a display. The mobile wireless communications device also displays an other screen, different than the search results screen, on the display and while continuing to store the e-mail search results in the memory.12-01-2011
20110295959SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF SPAM PROBABILITY - There is disclosed a system and method for visually representing the probability of SPAM messages on a mobile communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises: obtaining a probability that a message is SPAM; and for each of one or more messages in a message list, visually representing the probability that a message is SPAM such that any differences in the probabilities as between messages are discernable from the visual representation. In another embodiment, the method further comprises: determining the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device; and displaying for each of one or more messages appearing in the message list an object or icon visually representing at least one of the probability that the message is SPAM, or the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device.12-01-2011
20110302256METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED DOMAIN MESSAGES - Methods and apparatus are provided for providing customized domain messages. A customized message for one of a plurality of domains is received at one of a plurality of servers of a content delivery network. A request is received from a user device for content for the one of the plurality of domains at the one of the plurality of servers. The customized message is provided by the one of the plurality of servers to the user device in response to the request when the one of the plurality of domains is unavailable.12-08-2011
20090287777OFF-LINE SMARTPHONE FILE SYSTEM SNAPSHOTS - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for distributing a file by email from a mobile device. An email is composed on the mobile device. A user selection is received of a file to be attached to the email. The selection is made from an off-line snapshot of a remote file system in which the file is located. A link corresponding to the location of the file in the remote file system is embedded into the email. The email with the link is placed in a queue on the mobile device. The email with the file corresponding to the link is sent in response to the remote file system becoming available to the mobile device.11-19-2009
20090164595METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AND SENDING HANDWRITTEN OR HANDDRAWN MESSAGES VIA MOBILE DEVICES - A handwritten or handdrawing messaging system employs a handwriting messaging component operable with a messaging client of a mobile device connected to the data transmission network to set up a handwriting data capture area in the messaging client into which the user can enter handwritten or handdrawn input through a suitable manual input device, and then operates to capture the handwritten or handdrawn input and send it as a handwritten electronic message to the intended recipient. It also sets up a graphical data viewing area within the messaging client for viewing handwritten electronic messages sent to the user. Preferably, it is a small-footprint software module installed with the messaging client of the mobile device. The mobile device can be any type of wired or wirelessly-connected portable device operating on a computing platform, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) device, game console or player device, or other mobile messaging device. The manual input device can be a touch-sensitive screen, tablet with pen input, stylus pad with stylus input, or an attached drawing pad. The system is particularly useful for messaging via mobile game player devices, so that people all over the world can send handwritten messages, chat, and play handdrawn games with each other.06-25-2009
20080208995ELECTRONIC MAIL PROCESSING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC MAIL PROCESSING SYSTEM - Even when setting a complicated spam judging condition, it is possible to reliably determine a necessary electronic mail in reality (i.e a mail that is not a spam mail), without deleting a necessary electronic mail or the like. Based on the assumption that an electronic mail from a mail address to which transmission was performed in the past has a high possibility of not being a spam mail, a transmission destination mail address of an electronic mail transmitted to outside the organization is recorded as a permitted mail address (Step 506-Step 510), and when a transmission source address of an electronic mail destined to inside the organization matches a mail address registered in a permitted mail address database (Step 511: Yes), processing is performed to unconditionally receive this electronic mail (Step 504).08-28-2008
20100250691SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING DELIVERY AND INTEGRITY OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - Third party verification of the content and delivery of an electronic message such as an e-snail, is provided using a server that receives an e-mail sent or forwarded to a specified addressee, and “tags” the message to indicate that it is “registered” with the service provider. The server establishes a direct connection with the addressee's Mail User Agent (MUA), and transmits the tagged email to the addressee's MUA, as well as to the MUA's of any other addressees. After receiving responses from the receiving MUA's that the message was successfully received, the server creates and forwards an electronic receipt to the message originator. The system operators can provide independent third party verification that the receipt is a genuine product of their system and that the information pertaining to content and delivery of the message is accurate, without the need to archive either the original message or the receipt.09-30-2010
20130218982INTELLIGENT DOWNLOADING OF MESSAGE ATTACHMENTS TO MOBILE DEVICES - A method of downloading data to a mobile device, the method comprising receiving a message at the mobile device, the message including an indication that there is an attachment to the message that is available for downloading to the mobile device, determining if the attachment relates to a calendar event, determining if a user of the mobile device requires the attachment for participating in the calendar event, and automatically downloading the attachment to the mobile device in response to the mobile device determining that the attachment is required for participation in the calendar event.08-22-2013
20130218985APPLICATION PLATFORM FOR ELECTRONIC MAIL - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for an application platform for electronic mail. A method includes, in a network of interconnected computers, receiving a request in an email server to start up an email client, initializing an app platform client residing in the email client, receiving a request in the email server to open an email message, determining if there is an app associated with the email message, and rendering the app within the email message.08-22-2013
20130218993CONTEXTUAL PRESENCE IN COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for ‘broadcasting’ presence notifications either directly or through complex user-driven systems by replacing the rule-driven approach or the subscription approach with an presence arrangement that is based on context, otherwise known as contextual presence. When a user publishes his or her presence information, either one state or as a set of states, a contextual presence system notifies only those users whose interactions are either expected or do not cause interruptions to users' work. Other than publishing their current presence state or states, contextual presence does not require any configuring or managing from the user and is dynamic both in terms of the changing set of people it notifies and in relation with time.08-22-2013
20110302261METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING TEMPLATE REPLIES TO ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES - A method for responding to an electronic mail (“email”) message presented to a user on a display screen of a data processing system, comprising: receiving a command from the user to generate a reply to the email message using content from one or more template replies, the reply having a subject line and a body; presenting a choice of the one or more template replies to the user; receiving a command to select a template reply from the choice, the template reply having a subject line and a body; and generating the reply by inserting content from the body of the template reply into the body of the reply.12-08-2011
20080281929System and Method of Automatic Multi-Media Mail - The present invention provides an automatic multi-media mail system which is (1) installed in a website that provides the Internet mail service, or (2) working in conjunction with an Internet mail server used by a user. In the first case, the present invention provides multi-media information recording functions through the Internet. In the latter case, the present invention separates multi-media information from a text mail and stores the multi-media information so that a user can transmit and/or access the multi-media information bypassing the Internet mail server.11-13-2008
20080235345Method, Apparatus, and Program to Forward and Verify Multiple Digital Signatures in Electronic Mail - A mechanism is provided for augmenting the mail header of a message with a list of digital signatures representing the chain of contributors to the message. The augmented header may also encode the actual contributions corresponding to each digital signature. The list is appended every time a message is forwarded. If a message has a portion with no corresponding digital signature or if one or more of the digital signatures is not trusted, the user may handle the message accordingly. Furthermore, a mail server or client may discard a message if the number of digital signatures exceeds a threshold to filter out unwanted messages, such as e-mail chain letters.09-25-2008
20090119378CONTROLLING ACCESS TO AN R-SMART NETWORK - Implementations related to controlling access to r-smart person-centric networks are disclosed.05-07-2009
20090030992OPTIMIZING THE EXPECTATION OF A RESPONSE IN INSTANT MESSAGING WITH AN AUTOMATIC HIERARCHICAL INSTANT MESSAGE ASSISTANT - A method, system and computer-readable medium for enhanced instant messaging in a data processing system are disclosed. The instant messaging application detects a number of instant messaging sessions of a first messaging participant with a number of other messaging participants and detects a hierarchy class of each of the other messaging participants. The application calculates an average response time for each of hierarchy classes. The application determines whether the average response time for each hierarchy class exceeds a predefined threshold. If the average response time does not exceed the threshold the application displays an indication of the average response time for the hierarchy class to each of the other messaging participants of the hierarchy class. If the average response time does exceed the threshold, the application displays an indication to each of the other messaging participants of the hierarchy class that the first messaging participant is unable to respond.01-29-2009
20100146057Alert Broadcasting to a Plurality of Diverse Communications Devices - A system for the broadcast of alert messages to selected groups of recipients and their communications devices of a plurality of different types and communicating through a plurality of different communications means. Recipient profiles or characteristics are received variously from databases, directories, and communications nodes accessible by the system. These sources are queried for the identification of selectable groups which are then presented to a dispatcher for choosing the recipients. The alert message is then provided to delivery means which employ a plurality of included means each of which is particularly configured to communicate the alert message to a corresponding target device type. A response handler module then receives responses from the target devices for later reporting.06-10-2010
20090177754Presentation of Organized Personal and Public Data Using Communication Mediums - Systems, methods and computer program products for providing information associated with an attachment (e.g., attachment received through an instant message system, online collaboration tool, electronic message and the like). A sidebar may allow a user to view comprehensive profile and content information associated with the attachment using an attachment information viewer. The sidebar also may allow the user to switch between a message attachment information view (e.g., to facilitate browsing of the document or attachment) and a person profile information view (e.g., to facilitate browsing of personal or public data).07-09-2009
20090177746Terminal managing method, terminal managing apparatus, and mobile communication terminal - Data indicating information relating to a mobile communication terminal is sent from the mobile communication terminal at a designated opportunity and the status of the mobile communication terminal is managed by a server apparatus. An AP managing server 07-09-2009
20090164589Virtual electronic card based networking - The computer implemented method and system disclosed herein enables online networking based on exchange of virtual electronic cards between a plurality of users. An online networking environment is provided to a user. The user creates a personal profile in the online networking environment. Further, the user may create a company profile or link with an existing company profile. A virtual electronic card of the user is automatically created in the online networking environment. The virtual electronic card is one of a personal electronic card and a company electronic card. A personal contact network of the user is established in the online networking environment by exchanging personal electronic cards between the user and the plurality of users. Further, a company contact network of the company of the user is established by exchanging company electronic cards between the company of the user and a plurality of companies.06-25-2009
20090164596IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DATA ENCRYPTION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention transmits to a mail server a notification email inquiring to a client apparatus of an address whether encrypted data is to be received, and if a reply email is received from the mail server in response to the notification email, wherein the reply email is sent from the client apparatus of the address and indicates to receive the encrypted data, and a password is assigned to the received reply email, the image processing apparatus encrypts data using the password, attaches the encrypted data to an email to be sent to the address, and transmits the email to the mail server.06-25-2009
20090144373INDEXING A MESSAGING SESSION FOR BUSINESS OBJECT INTEGRATION INTO MESSAGING - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to messaging and provide a method, system and computer program product for business object integration with messaging. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for messaging integration of a business object can be provided. The method can include embedding a business object in message text in a messaging session provided by a messenger, and applying an action to the business object from within the messaging session of the instant messenger. The method further can include indexing the messaging session with keywords in the message text and tags for the business object.06-04-2009
20100064013E-Mail Monitoring System - A monitoring system is described which monitors the effect of down time of an e-mail server (03-11-2010
20100153510COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN IMAGE BY ELECTRONIC MAIL - A communications device and method for transmitting e-mail with image data attached as an attachment file can select whether to send the e-mail directly to the recipient or via a mail server, depending on the address of the e-mail to be transmitted. As a result, the disclosed device and method can reduce the load on the mail server and transmit large volumes of data reliably.06-17-2010
20090248809Instant Message Session Transfers - A method facilitates instant message (IM) session transfer of messages intended for an IM user to a new IM session being established by the user. Existing IM sessions may be queried for active IM sessions when the user is connecting to an instant message service. If there is an active session for the user, the IM server will request the content and sender of active messages waiting for the user, and transfer this information to the new IM session being established for the user. In this way, the user does not “miss” IM message(s) intended for him or her while going between existing, active IM sessions and new IM sessions. As used herein, session or sessions refer to IM session or IM sessions.10-01-2009
20090327433Displaying Images for People Associated with a Message Item - Technologies are described herein for displaying a list of people associated with a message item along with images and other personal context information in a PIM application. The people associated with the message item are identified and a list is generated containing a name, an image, and other personal context information for each. The list of people associated with the message item is displayed in a window of the PIM along with the information regarding the message item.12-31-2009
20120191799SYSTEM AND METHOD OF HANDLING READ AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATIONS FOR MESSAGES - A system and method of managing read and delivery reports for messages is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for generating a read report using an IMAP includes processing a message received from a first converged internet protocol messaging (CPM) client device, storing the processed message into a message storage server using an internet message access protocol (IMAP) protocol, generating a read report by the second CPM client device in response to displaying the processed message stored in the message storage server, and delivering the read report to the first CPM client device by a CPM participating/controlling function server. The method also includes blocking redundant delivery reports generated upon retrieval of the message.07-26-2012
20120191797Viral Engine for Network Deployment - A private network system operates over a public network to provide an asymmetric service to members with information from other members and non-members. The system includes central servers and databases connected via the public network to client systems of public network users. The users may be members who communicate with a private protocol or non-members who communicate with the public protocol. A process for the private service includes communication of information between users via the private service servers. The private service server implements the private service, which includes a viral engine for network deployment. Features of the viral engine include genetic algorithms, data mining, personalization, frictionless service setup, user maximization, and member-controlled privacy. A sample setup process and contact update wizard that include several viral engine features are described.07-26-2012
20120191794Reducing Email Message Size - A method, system and computer program product for supporting email message size reduction. Example operations may include identifying a first email recipient that is to receive a full version of an email message (full email message), identifying a second email recipient representing a new class of email recipient that is to receive a summary version of the email message (summary email message), and performing an action to facilitate the full email message being sent to the first email recipient and the summary email message being automatically generated from the full email message and sent to the second email recipient. The foregoing operations may be performed in one way by an email client and in another way by an email server. The email client and the email server may share responsibility for reducing email message size. Alternatively, the email client (or another implementing entity) may act alone.07-26-2012
20120191793METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS TO ACCOMMODATE DECISION SUPPORT AND REFERENCE CASE MANAGEMENT FOR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING - A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to accommodate decision support and reference case management for diagnostic imaging. An apparatus may include a processor configured to receive a request for an image from a client device. The processor may be further configured to retrieve a source image corresponding to the requested image from a memory. The processor may additionally be configured to process the source image to generate a second image having a greater resolution than the source image. The processor may also be configured to provide the second image to the client device to facilitate viewing and manipulation of the second image at the client device. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.07-26-2012
20120191788SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY OF A USER SELECTABLE COMMUNICATION INITIATOR - Methods and systems of facilitating chat sessions or other electronic communications between a consultant and a user are provided. A chat button or other electronic communication initiator is active and displayed to a user on a user device only when an indication of consultant availability is provided. Available time periods may be pre-scheduled and/or a consultant can indicated immediate availability. In this manner, a consultant can maintain an electronic communication schedule, and a user can know a consultant's present availability instantly without contacting the consultant or the consultant's organization.07-26-2012
20120089683AUTOMATED ASSISTANCE FOR CUSTOMER CARE CHATS - An apparatus provides automated assistance to an agent. The apparatus includes a receiver that receives a client communication from a client terminal via a network. A processor processes the client communication and determines a plurality of agent statements based on the client communication. The plurality of agent statements is displayed on a display. An input receives an agent communication from the agent. The agent communication is selected from a custom statement input by the agent and one of the plurality of agent statements selected by the agent. A transmitter transmits the agent communication to the client terminal via the network.04-12-2012
20090024707Electronic Messaging System and Method For A Vehicle - A vehicle includes a body defining a passenger compartment and a messaging system having a user input device with a display. The input device receives an outgoing communication from an occupant and presents the outgoing communication on the display. The messaging system generates an outgoing e-mail message describing the outgoing communication, and containing a text file corresponding to a speech message and/or a digital image file describing a handwritten trace message, and transmits the outgoing e-mail message to a remote source. A method for exchanging electronic messages between a vehicle and a remote source includes recording an outgoing message using a user input device, generating an outgoing e-mail message by recording a voice message as a first electronic audio or text file and/or recording a handwritten trace of as a second electronic image file, and transmitting the e-mail message to the remote source.01-22-2009
20110125860MAIL CONVERSION METHOD, MAIL RETRIEVAL METHOD, MAIL SERVER, MAIL CLIENT AND MAIL SYSTEM - The present disclosure discloses a mail conversion method, a mail retrieval method, a mail server, a mail client device, and a mail system. The mail conversion method includes: converting a received mail according to the instruction of a CONVERT operation in a preset mail filtering language (SIEVE); and relating the original mail before conversion to the target mail after conversion. With the present disclosure, non-real-time conversion of a mail is enabled, and the time for a client user to retrieve the converted mail is saved.05-26-2011
20110125857METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING E-MAIL ADDRESSED TO MULTIPLE DESTINATION ADDRESSES - To allow a receiver of e-mail addressed to a plurality of destination addresses to readily specify a message of his/her interest included therein. A device for processing e-mail containing a plurality of destination addresses, contents corresponding respectively to the destination addresses, and display attributes for displaying the corresponding contents on a display device is provided. The e-mail processing device includes a unit for acquiring the degree of association between a first destination address, which is one of the plurality of destination addresses and at least one of the other destination addresses, and a unit for modifying the display attributes for the contents in accordance with the degree of association.05-26-2011
20110219091SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING OVER A NETWORK WITH A MEDICAL DEVICE - A device is provided for connecting a medical apparatus to a network. The device collects data from the medical apparatus and performs a variety of processing functions, such as trending, protocol translation, generating reports, etc. related to the collected data. The device then transmits the collected data over a network to interested parties. In some implementations, the device can transmit the collected data as an email message.09-08-2011
20110219085METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE THREAD COMPRESSION - A method for compressing electronic mail messages each having a message thread for storage in a storage device, comprising: identifying one or more sections of each message thread; assigning a respective identifier to each section; storing one occurrence of each section in the storage device for retrieval using its identifier; replacing each section in each thread by its identifier to thereby compress the messages; and, storing the messages in the storage device.09-08-2011
20110219081ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES - Embodiments of the invention relate to techniques for classifying received e-mails and e-mails to be sent. In some embodiments, a set of e-mail zones may be defined and e-mails may be classified into one of the plurality of zones. An indication of the zone into which an e-mail has been classified may be displayed in a visual display of the e-mail.09-08-2011
20110219079DISTRIBUTED SYMBOL TABLE WITH INTELLIGENT LOOKUP SCHEME - In a larger-scale context such as that of a workflow system, a mechanism and a set of rules are for looking up a parameter in a hierarchical symbol table. In accordance with preferred embodiments of the invention, the approach is bottom-up, and uses rules defined in an arbitration table to determine a correct version of the parameter. A distributed design is broadly contemplated herein, wherein different symbol tables need not be disposed on one and the same machine. This can permit a greater degree of scalability and error tolerance.09-08-2011
20090198777System and method for a messaging assistant - A system and method for utilizing a message assistant. A contact list is updated by retrieving one or more contact lists. Preferences are received for communicating with contacts on the contact list. A message is received to be sent to a group listed in the contact list including one or more contacts at a time specified by a user. The message is sent to the group at the time specified by the user based on the preferences.08-06-2009
20090138560Method and Apparatus for Automated Record Creation Using Information Objects, Such as Images, Transmitted Over a Communications Network to Inventory Databases and Other Data-Collection Programs - A method, process and apparatus for automating software record creation are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, although not limited thereto, the present invention uses a unique email address as a proxy for and to correspond to a specific database table that in turn is associated with a specific user. In the context of an inventory system and this preferred embodiment the present invention enables an information object, such as a photograph, to be captured remotely and transmitted over a communications network to a proxy email address where it is automatically processed into an inventory record on the desired inventory list without the user needing to have any further interaction with the inventory system than the transmission of the object. Additionally, in this preferred embodiment that utilizes email as the transportation method, inclusion filtering is employed to restrict data submission thereby preventing or greatly mitigating false record entries.05-28-2009
20110219084PARENTAL CONTROL FOR MULTIPLE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS OF A USER - A computerized method is for controlling a virtual environment of a user and includes providing, over a communications network, a plurality of virtual environments in which a user is able to interact with other users using electronic messaging. The computerized method also includes transmitting, from an authentication server, information about the plurality of virtual environments to a first computing device associated with an agent in response to user request for access to a restricted electronic messaging format associated with one of the virtual worlds. The computerized method further includes receiving, at the authentication server, an indication of authorization from the first computing device, wherein the indication of authorization includes a separate indication of authorization associated with each of the plurality of virtual environments.09-08-2011
20110219082APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING WITH LOCAL SERVICE - A local service accessing method, and apparatuses to perform operations of the method, the method including transmitting current location information to a local service directory, receiving local service information associated the current location information from the local service directory, and accessing the local service server using the local service information.09-08-2011
20110219089SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM CAPABLE OF NOTIFYING USERS OF PROFILE UPDATES MADE BY THEIR CONTACTS - A networked computing system provides various services for assisting users in locating, and establishing contact relationships with, other users. For example, in one embodiment, users can identify other users based on their affiliations with particular schools or other organizations. The system also provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users, and to grant permissions for sharing personal data with such users. The system may also automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.09-08-2011
20110219090SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING OVER A NETWORK WITH A MEDICAL DEVICE - A device is provided for connecting a medical apparatus to a network. The device collects data from the medical apparatus and performs a variety of processing functions, such as trending, protocol translation, generating reports, etc. related to the collected data. The device then transmits the collected data over a network to interested parties. In some implementations, the device can transmit the collected data as an email message.09-08-2011
20090132658Apparatus and method for filtering electronic messages - A method for handling electronic messages comprising: determining if a stored email addressed to a user includes an identifier; determining by an email server if an email addressed to a user includes an identifier; determining if the identifier is valid upon determining the email includes the identifier; and filtering the email upon determining either the email does not include the identifier or the identifier is not valid.05-21-2009
20090248810SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR QUERYING STATUS OF PEER-TO-PEER MULTIMEDIA CONNECTIONS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Status information associated with a peer-to-peer multimedia connection can be queried by the network. A queried terminal can provide responsive status information including, for example, a type and/or amount of data which has been sent over the peer-to-peer multimedia connection and/or a type and/or amount of data which is yet to be sent over the peer-to-peer multimedia connection. This status information can, for example, be used to assist in charging or billing the customer using the multimedia service.10-01-2009
20090240778METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING DATA FROM A SENSOR OVER A COMPUTER NETWORK, CORRESPONDING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREFORE - The invention concerns a method for transferring data from a sensor over a computer network, wherein the method comprises the steps of receiving from the sensor a signal representing a physical quantity, encoding the signal, converting the signal into a message, and transmitting the message over the computer network, wherein the conversion of the signal into the message comprises the step of generating the message by combining a first message header with a message body, wherein the first message header comprises the encoded signal and the message body comprises application data. The invention further concerns a device and computer program product therefore.09-24-2009
20090287783METHOD OF SOCIAL INTERACTION BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICE USERS - A method of social interaction between communication device users across a network (11-19-2009
20090287788NETWORK ASSET TRACKER - A network attached apparatus, system, method and computer program product for identifying users of networked computers is provided. The apparatus is installed at core network uplink points and analyzes packets as they traverse the network and intelligently correlates the contents of the traffic with user contact and system access information. The resulting information is used to identify the user of the networked computer for security or accounting purposes.11-19-2009
20090287782Interactive Multimedia Timeline - A method and system for allowing a plurality of users to collaboratively interact via a dynamic timeline that presents a plurality of events in an interactive multimedia format. The method and system allows a user to define a computer network group by setting access parameters, add additional individual user to a network group, create a timeline to receive and display a plurality of events, display a timeline to all of the users of the network group, place an event on the timeline in a chronologically ordered manner, allow the individual user to interact with a plurality of events on the timeline, and to send a notification of the individual user timeline interaction to all of the users of the network group.11-19-2009
20130191479MULTIPARTY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT OPTIMIZE COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON MODE AND AVAILABLE BANDWIDTH - Improved methods, systems, and devices for managing communications are provided. A user device may display all ongoing communications so that a user can visualize the communications network or some subset thereof (e.g., a subgroup or group of users). A system may maintain the user device in an instant ready-on mode of communication with the other user devices. A user may then initiate communications with a subgroup (e.g., a pair) or group without initiating a new connection. Accordingly, a user can simultaneously and fluidly communicate at the subgroup level, at the group level, or at the inter-group level. Moreover, users can function as independent actors that can freely form and leave subgroups as well as groups.07-25-2013
20090282121SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM - A networked computer system provides various services for assisting users in locating, and establishing contact relationships with, other users. For example, in one embodiment, users can identify other users based on their affiliations with particular schools or other organizations. The system also provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users, and to grant permissions for such other users to view personal information of the user. The system may also include features for enabling users to identify contacts of their respective contacts. In addition, the system may automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.11-12-2009
20110270934STATE TRANSFER FOR INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE POINTS OF PRESENCE - A server application for an instant messaging service opens a first connection with a first client application executing on a device, after receiving a login from the first client application. Next the server application opens a second connection with a second client application, after receiving the same login from the second client application. Then the server application transfers state from the first client application to the second client application without terminating the first connection, where state includes an instant message which is associated with the login and where the instant message was received between the time the first connection was opened and the time the second connection was opened. State can also include other unread instant messages, as well as window positions and configurations for a user interface supported by both client applications.11-03-2011
20110270933TRANSFERRING A CONFERENCE SESSION BETWEEN CLIENT DEVICES - Various embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for transferring a conference session with a conferencing system from a first client device to a second client device. One such method comprises: a conferencing system establishing a first conference session for an online conference with a first client device via a communication network; presenting a conference interface via a graphical user interface to the first client device, the conference interface displaying a participant object corresponding to a participant identifier associated with a first participant operating the first client device; the participant initiating a transfer request comprising the participant identifier; sending the transfer request to a second client device; the second client device acknowledging the transfer request; and the second client device establishing a second conference session with the conferencing system using the participant identifier.11-03-2011
20100011066CONTROLLING EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LISTS USING POLICIES - A policy can be established that is associated with an email distribution list. The policy can specify an extent that email addresses contained in the email distribution list are visible to recipients. An email message to be conveyed to at least the email distribution list can be identified. A set of recipient messages can be created from the identified email message—one recipient message for each of the recipients. The policy can be applied to each recipient message to determine an extent that email addresses contained in the email distribution list are visible to that recipient. Different ones of the recipient email messages can have different visibility regarding email addresses of members of the distribution list based upon the applied policy.01-14-2010
20090319631COMPOSING, BROWSING, REPLYING, FORWARDING E-MAIL - Method for composing, browsing, replying, forwarding e-mail's in an e-mail system and an e-mail client that can reduce e-mail traffic by not sending the original e-mail content in replying or forwarding e-mail's. In accordance with this invention, each e-mail has a Global-ID and each reply e-mail has a Reply-to-ID which corresponds to the Global-ID of the original e-mail, thereby the content of the original e-mail is not contained in the reply e-mail. During browsing e-mail's, the original e-mail is retrieved from repositories which stores sent and received e-mail's, and is incorporated into the browsed e-mail.12-24-2009
20100115036METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR GENERATING A COMPOSITE MEDIA FILE - An apparatus for generating a composite media file which may comprise a processor is provided. The processor may be configured to receive an indication of information associated with at least a first media file and submit a search request for information associated with at least a second media file based at least in part on the information associated with the at least first media file. The processor may also be configured to receive the information associated with the at least second media file and generate a composite media file based at least in part on the information associated with the at least one additional media file. The processor may further be configured to provide for display of the composite media file. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.05-06-2010
20100115043DEMAND BASED DOMAIN NAME AUCTIONABILITY - A method for identifying a registered domain name as auctionable is provided. The registered domain names may be pulled from a database of desired domain names, such as a collection of domain names that one or more interested entities have requested to register using a domain name registration system. Requesting a domain name may be probative of demand for the domain name. Accordingly a domain name receiving a threshold level of interest may be tagged as auctionable. For example a domain name may be tagged as auctionable when a total number of interested entities is at least equal to a minimum threshold of interested entities. Tagged domain names may be acquired by an escrow agent when a current registration expires and auctioned among interested entities. In addition, the owner of a tagged domain name may be notified to see whether the domain name can be auctioned before expiration.05-06-2010
20100036920METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE CREATION OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BASED ON CAN COMMUNICATION CONTROLLERS FEATURING AN INCREASED DATA THROUGHPUT - Disclosed is a method for transmitting CAN messages via a CAN bus in a communication system including several network nodes with at least one respective CAN controller. According to the method, the authorization of a network mode to send a CAN message is arbitrated, an arbitration decision being made in a higher protocol layer than the transmission of the CAN message, and the CAN message is already sent by the transmitting network node, the latter providing a dominant level in the ACK field of the message. A network node which receives the CAN message does not generate a dominant level in the ACK field and does not send a complete error frame.02-11-2010
20080235338Apparatus, systems, and methods to facilitate the interaction between parties - Devices, systems and methods for facilitating interactions between individuals are disclosed. The exemplary method may include providing member facility information and allowing other members to review the facility information. Members may request a meeting with another member with details of the requested meeting via the system. The request is transmitted to another member and the other member may accept, deny, or modify the request by the other member. Members may have an other members inclusive list or other members exclusive list to assist in facilitating interactions. Ratings may be used to rate other members and interaction facilities to aid in facilitating future interactions.09-25-2008
20100115045MOBILE INSTANT MESSAGING CONFERENCING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A server-based architecture for instant messaging conferencing is presented. Session-based instant messaging conferencing is established by transmitting necessary server network address information through page-mode based messaging services to establish connections among the various mobile devices with the server.05-06-2010
20100115044METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSFERRING A MESSAGE - A method and device is disclosed. The method includes performing a deadlock check on a received message of a recursively triggered service; and stopping triggering the service for the message if the deadlock check fails. The method provided by the invention may prevent looping transfer of messages and save network resources.05-06-2010
20100115042SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING DIGITAL CONTENT - A computer-readable medium including computer-executable code for enhancing an electronic document with one link and being served via a network responsively to a request received via the network and correspondent to an electronic document. The chat application may be for use with a mobile device and be less computing resource intensive. Certain embodiments of the present invention may not require a code or applets to be inserted to provide chat functionality. Advantageously, only a link may need to be inserted, for example. This may provide particularly well suited for use with websites where traditional chat code or applets may not be inserted.05-06-2010
20100115041CREATING A MESSAGE READABLE BY A PLURALITY OF HETEROGENEOUS RECIPIENTS - Transforming an original message from an application executed by a physical computing device to create a message readable by a plurality of heterogeneous recipients includes: creating with the physical computing device a first sub-message having data from the original message that is readable by each of the heterogeneous recipients; creating with the physical computing device a second sub-message having data from the original message that is not readable by each of the heterogeneous recipients; and generating with the physical computing device a composite message including both the first sub-message and the second sub-message.05-06-2010
20100115037CONTENT-RECOMMENDATION MESSAGE - Digital content items are shared using content-recommendation messages by recognizing an indication of a digital content item to be recommended and recognizing an indication of an intended recipient of the digital content item. A content-recommendation message for that digital content item is then built. The content-recommendation message includes first instructions for displaying, with a first visual appearance and a first feature set, information relating to the digital content item if the intended recipient belongs to a first class. The content-recommendation message includes second instructions for displaying, with a second visual appearance and a second feature set, information relating to the digital content item if the intended recipient belongs to a second class.05-06-2010
20100115034Systems and Methods for Transmitting Subject Line Messages - A system and method of sending subject line messages is provided. A particular method includes receiving a call setup signaling message. The call setup signaling message includes a message identifier. The method further includes determining a subject line message associated with the message identifier of the call setup signaling message. The message identifier is replaced with the subject line message. The method further includes transmitting the call setup signaling message to a called party.05-06-2010
20100115033DO NOT DISTURB FILTER FOR ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - Data is received defining a time period during which a notification of receipt should not be provided when an electronic message is received. Data may also be received defining certain types of messages for which notification of receipt should be provided during the time period. During the duration of the time period, no notification of receipt is provided for received electronic messages that are not within one of the specified types. After the time period has elapsed, notification of receipt is provided for electronic messages received during the time period and for which no notification of receipt was previously provided. Electronic messages may be sent during the time period and electronic messages received prior to the time period may be displayed for reading during the time period.05-06-2010
20090150498Identifying a Plurality of Related Electronic Messages and Combining the Plurality of Related Messages Into a Composite View - A program product, an apparatus, and a method that identify a plurality of related electronic messages and combine the plurality of the related electronic messages into a composite view are provided. Also provided is a method that searches a first account of a first user to identify a plurality of related electronic messages stored in the first account and searches a second account of a second user to identify at least one other electronic message that is associated with the plurality. By doing so, a user may be provided with a more complete email chain, often leading to an increase in productivity, improved collaboration, and a reduction of duplicate data.06-11-2009
20090150493Transmission Apparatus, Reception Apparatus, Control Method Thereof, Communication System, and Program - A transmission apparatus transmits e-mail to a reception apparatus through a network by selecting one of a communication method via a mail server and a communication method without intervention of a mail server. This transmission apparatus generates the e-mail and transmits, to the reception apparatus, the e-mail and information representing the reply method of a transmittal confirmation request in response to the e-mail. The transmission apparatus receives, from the reception apparatus in accordance with the reply method, a transmittal confirmation result in response to the transmitted e-mail.06-11-2009
20100268786METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR REQUESTING UNDERGROUND FACILITY LOCATE AND MARKING OPERATIONS AND MANAGING ASSOCIATED NOTIFICATIONS - Methods, apparatus, and systems for providing information regarding a locate and/or marking operation to identify a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area. At least one notification indicating a status of the locate and/or marking operation is electronically transmitted and/or stored so as to inform at least one party associated with requesting the operation (a “requesting party,” e.g., an excavator, a property owner, a facility owner, a regulatory authority, a damage investigator, etc.) of the status of the operation. In one aspect, a requesting party may designate a preferred format, content, and/or method of receiving notifications regarding the locate and/or marking operation. In another aspect, a computer-generated GUI is provided to facilitate submission of requests, generation of “virtual white line” images to indicate one or more dig areas on a digital image of a work site, and/or selection of notifications and preferences for same. In yet another aspect, a requesting party may provide an acknowledgement of receipt (e.g., a “return receipt”) for one or more received notifications.10-21-2010
20100268782System and method for re-directing requests from browsers for communications over non-IP based networks - A method and system for deploying content to client applications is provided. Inbound messages are accepted from a client application running on a client device via a proxy IP/port. The inbound messages are packaged into an internal message format with an HTTP redirector. The packaged message is forwarded to a back-end server via a message router. A response is received form from a web server. The response is packaged into the internal message format with the back-end server. The response is then forwarded to the HTTP redirector via a message router. The response can then be transferred to the client application running on the client device, via the proxy IP/port.10-21-2010
20100268781PRESERVING A MESSAGING SERVICE IN A HIGHLY AVAILABLE ENVIRONMENT - A system receives an identifier for a temporary destination in response to messaging software at a client requesting that a messaging server create the temporary destination. The messaging software uses the identifier to indicate the temporary destination as a destination for responses to messages from the messaging software. The identifier is logged. A disconnection from the messaging server is disconnected. A second request for a temporary destination is created. The identifier is indicated in the second request. The second request indicating the identifier is transmitted to the messaging server to preserve a messaging service in a highly available environment.10-21-2010
20100268780Situational Application Creation Based on Observed User Behavior - A system and method of creating a situational application provides for identifying content from a plurality of sources, where the content is associated with a user's interaction with the plurality of sources. Data associated with the identified content is gathered, and a situational application is generated based on the gathered data.10-21-2010
20110173282INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - An interactive system and method for controlling access to a plurality of communications sessions involving a plurality of users including controlling access to a plurality of communications sessions, each of said communications sessions being for access by a plurality of users, wherein data identifying said plurality of communications sessions have been stored in association with data indicative of one or more characteristics thereof. The method includes receiving a request to initiate communications among members of a group of users, wherein said request includes data identifying the group of users, responsive to receiving said request, selecting a communications session on the basis of data identifying the group and at least some of said stored data indicative of characteristics of a given communications session, and transmitting messages to at least some members of the group. Each message has a message body including data providing access to the selected communications session and a destination address determined from data indicative of a given member of the group.07-14-2011
20110173279Method and System for Vehicular Communications and Information Reporting - A method for vehicular communications and information reporting. First and second wireless Internet connections between respective first and second vehicles and a web-server are provided. First and second event information is transmitted, to the web-server, from the first and second vehicles. The first and second event information relates to the same event in visual range, respectively, of occupants of the first and second vehicles. The web server may transmit, to the first and second vehicles, confirmed event information derived from the first and second event information.07-14-2011
20110173278Method and System for Sending Messages - The present publication discloses a method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network (07-14-2011
20120239769METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DATA - Methods and Apparatuses for processing data are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method receives data which may include an executable portion and a non-executable portion. The non-executable portion of the data may be presented to a user without rendering the executable portion. The non-executable portion of data presented may also include information regarding the executable portion (e.g., subject matter or source of the data). The executable portion of the data is rendered or executed only when a request from a user is specifically received. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.09-20-2012
20120239768CONTACTING AN UNAVAILABLE USER THROUGH A PROXY USING INSTANT MESSAGING - Described are systems and methods for locating a user at an event. According to various embodiments of the methods, authorization is received from the user to locate the user at the event. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag of the user is tracked if the user is unavailable for instant messaging communication. An instant message communication directed to the user is received. A determination is made that a second user has a predetermined relationship with a sender of the instant message and determining that a communication device of the second user detects the RFID tag of the user. A communication is sent comprising a message for the user to the communication device of the second user.09-20-2012
20090049149Method 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.02-19-2009
20090150504AUTO-CONFIGURATION OF AN INTERNAL VLAN NETWORK INTERFACE - Apparatus and storage media for auto-configuration of an internal network interface are disclosed. Embodiments may install an internal VLAN manager in a logically partitioned computer system along with network agents in each of the partitions in the logically partitioned system to facilitate configuring an internal communications network and the corresponding internal network interfaces in each participating partition. In particular, an administrator accesses internal VLAN manager, selects an internal VLAN ID, selects each of the participating partitions, and configures the communications network with global parameters and ranges. The internal VLAN manager then generates partition parameters and incorporates them into messages for each of the partitions selected to participate in the internal network. Each of the participating partitions receives one of the messages and, in response, invokes the corresponding network agent that extracts partition parameters from the message and creates or re-configures an internal network interface based upon the parameters.06-11-2009
20090150495Chain-Scoped Dynamic Electronic Mail System and Method - A method, system and program product allow an originator of an electronic mail message to create and attach different topics to messages. Recipients of messages can view different topics from an electronic mail message and can take actions on specific topics and related content. Electronic mail messages can be organized based on topics. Each topic in a string of electronic mail messages is chain-scoped with its lifetime bounded by an electronic mail chain.06-11-2009
20090150506SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING EMAIL NOTIFICATION - A system, method and apparatus for implementing email notification are disclosed. The system and method ensures that an email notification (EMN) generation module is able to generate refined email information for a received email according to a configured refined email information format and transmit the generated refined email information to a parsing module. The systems and methods further allow the parsing module in a user equipment to parse out refined email information from the EMN generation module according to a configured refined email information format. An apparatus for implementing email notification includes an email server having the EMN generation module and user equipment (UE) having the parsing module. The system, method and apparatus according to embodiments of the present invention all ensure the UE to be able to receive the refined email information to which the detailed email information in the UE's mail account corresponds. The UE may be able to flexibly perform subsequent email operation according to the received refined email information.06-11-2009
20090150505E-MAIL SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN HETEROGENEOUS MAIL SERVERS - A method or system for synchronizing e-mail messages for a user, particularly for POP3 protocols. E-mail messages addressed to the user are received at an e-mail control at a local server, from an external e-mail server. The e-mail control stores each e-mail message in a consolidated e-mail storage at the local server. The e-mail control stores a message identifier for each e-mail message, in a message identifier storage at the local server. It is determined whether an e-mail message in the consolidated e-mail storage has been deleted from the external e-mail server, and if so, then the e-mail message is deleted from the consolidated e-mail storage.06-11-2009
20090150499METHOD FOR SHARING INFORMATION OVER AN INSTANT MESSAGING NETWORK - A method for sharing information in applications via instant messaging (IM), the method includes: receiving a representation of an item in a first IM window on a sending device; recording metadata associated with the item with a sending plugin; sending the item and the associated recorded metadata to one or more receiving devices; receiving the item and the associated recorded metadata in a second IM window at the one or more receiving devices; opening the item with a receiving plugin; and wherein in response to the associated metadata the receiving plugin determines how to position and display information from the item; wherein the item is one or more of the following: a uniform resource locator (URL) and files generated with application software; and wherein the application software comprises word processors, spreadsheets, planning and scheduling, presentation, drawing, financial, statistical, and gaming.06-11-2009
20090150496AUTOMATED TRANSLATOR FOR SYSTEM-GENERATED PREFIXES - A method is provided for localizing a prefix in a subject header field of an incoming electronic message. The method comprises receiving a value string of a subject header in an electronic message; identifying a system-generated prefix in the value string by parsing the value string and accessing a database storing a plurality of system-generated prefixes and a corresponding comparable local prefix for each of the plurality of system-generated prefixes; and converting the system-generated prefix to its corresponding comparable local prefix in the database.06-11-2009
20090150494JUST-IN TIME MAILING LIST TRAFFIC INDICATOR - Traffic of email messages sent to an email list is monitored, and a number of email messages sent to the email list per day is determined. An average number of email messages sent to the email list per day is determined over a number of days. The determined average number of email message sent to the email list per day is updated every day. In response to a user request to send an email message to the email list on a given day, the user is presented with a traffic indicator. The traffic indicator includes an updated average number of email messages sent to the email list per day and a number representing how many email messages have been sent to the email list on the given day at the time the user requests to send the email message.06-11-2009
20100125638SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CREATING CALENDAR ENTRIES IN CLIENT DEVICES - A method for facilitating creating one or more calendar entries in one or more client devices. The method may include includes receiving an iTIP message from a first client device associated with a first user and having a first calendar application. The iTIP message may be addressed to at least a second user, wherein the second user may be associated with a second client device having a second calendar application. The method may also include generating an iMIP message using the iTIP message. The method may also include providing at least one of a copy of the iTIP message and a copy of the iMIP message to a least one of the second client device and a second communication server device connected to the second client device for enabling the second calendar application to generate a calendar entry in the second client device.05-20-2010
20090063647Messaging centre for forwarding e-mail - Methods and systems for forwarding an e-mail message from an e-mail server to a mobile terminal are provided. A messaging centre may store a permanent terminal identifier of the mobile terminal and an associated temporary identifier of the mobile terminal. The messaging center, upon receiving an e-mail message, may identify the mobile terminal based on an indication of the permanent terminal identifier included in the message and the stored association information. The e-mail message may then be transmitted to the mobile terminal using the temporary identifier associated with the permanent identifier of the mobile terminal.03-05-2009
20090063636SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLICITING AND RETRIEVING A COMPLETE EMAIL THREAD - A system and method allows an email user to solicit an email thread from another user (or from a server) in situations where the first requesting user may have been added to an email thread after the email thread was started, or in situations where the user may have an incomplete thread (for example, where a user is being added to a thread where an attachment was removed). The complete thread is returned to the first requesting user, after permission has been sought and granted, and after data mining and intelligent aggregation of a plurality of relevant threads in to one interleaved result is performed and returned to the first requesting user.03-05-2009
20100121931METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DIGITALLY SIGNED MESSAGES TO DETERMINE ADDRESS MISMATCHES - A method and apparatus for processing digitally signed messages in which address mismatch errors are detected. In at least one aspect, the number of address mismatch errors reported to a user for a message may be minimized for messages that properly incorporate message portions signed by someone other than the sender of the message, as may be the case where the message contains a conversation thread for example, by performing at least one pre-determined action for digital signatures corresponding to signed data appearing after a message separator. The message separator may indicate that the message contains data from an older forwarded message or from an older message that has been replied to, for example. The at least one-predetermined action may comprise bypassing verification of address matches for those digital signatures, or verifying address matches for those digital signatures but suppressing user notification of any address mismatch errors, for example.05-13-2010
20090055490Electronic mail delay adaptation - A electronic communication system that can detect and adapt to delays in delivery of e-mail messages. The system may adapt to delays by using other mechanisms to convey the information intended for delivery by e-mail. Delays may be detected using a low-latency channel to send notifications of e-mails to recipients. The notifications are likely to be received in advance of a delayed e-mail, allowing an intended e-mail recipient to detect that delivery of an e-mail has been delayed. The recipient may adapt to the delay in delivery, when a notification is received without a corresponding electronic mail message. The notification may be small relative to an e-mail message but may include enough information to allow the recipient to identify the subject matter of the corresponding e-mail message, an importance level of the e-mail message, a preferred mechanism of the sender for out-of-band communications, and/or the location from which the e-mail was sent.02-26-2009
20110270937METHOD AND SYSTEM OF TAGGING EMAIL AND PROVIDING TAG CLOUDS - A system and method is provided for tracking and/or organizing email and, in particular, a system and method for tagging email in Web 2.0 applications and using the tags in tag clouds is provided. The system includes a computing system that has first program instructions to generate tag clouds having tags linked to associated emails in a collaborative application. A computer readable media stores the first program instructions and a central processing unit executes the first program instructions.11-03-2011
20110246578Method and system for analyzing messages - The invention relates to a method and system for analyzing messages transmitted in a communication network. An embodiment of the method comprises the steps of: determining an information-related citation index indicating how often information comprised in a message has been forwarded in consecutive messages to other users of the communication network, and providing an analysis result based on the information-related citation index.10-06-2011
20100125636METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCORPORATING USER INTERACTION BASED PRESENCE IN EMAIL SYSTEMS - In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a network arrangement and an email arrangement. The network arrangement is configured to enable the apparatus to communicate across a network. The email arrangement cooperates with the network arrangement to send and to receive emails. The email arrangement includes presence logic that monitors user interaction based presence with respect to a first email.05-20-2010
20080313294MESSAGING SYSTEM - A messaging system comprises a server which registers clients (users) and stores uploaded contact data in contacts databases. The contact databases have meta data including profile attributes indicating the subject matter profiles of the contacts. A content manager receives content items such as collateral parts and message text and stores them in content databases, also with meta data having profile attributes. When a client requests a message to be sent to a contact, the content manager automatically identifies relevant content items according to the profile attributes, and a messaging engine sends a message with a wrapper having links to these content items. When the contact responds, a response management function captures response data and instructs a build engine to build content from the identified items. The content is then sent to the contact.12-18-2008
20090106382ADAPTIVE NOTIFICATION DELIVERY IN A MULTI-DEVICE ENVIRONMENT - A notification service node to deliver notification messages is disclosed. The notification service node includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to receive a notification message via an instant messaging network, where the notification message is intended for a user. The memory also includes instructions executable by the processor to identify a plurality of network-enabled devices that are associated with the user, to assign one of the network-enabled devices as a current device, and to send the notification message to the current device. The current device includes an agent module capable of discovering a second network-enabled device by communicating from the agent module to a second agent module of the second network-enabled device. The current device is capable of negotiating with the second network-enabled device for the second network-enabled device to render the content of the notification message.04-23-2009
20120110105SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RETRIEVING ELECTRONIC MAIL - A communications system and method includes a mobile device having a mail user agent. A mobile office platform as a server includes a mail agent that is operative with the mail user agent for accessing one or more electronic mailboxes of the mail user agent using at least one protocol specific connector. The mobile office platform is operative for providing only the n-most recent mail headers of electronic messages to the mail user agent.05-03-2012
20120110104MESSAGE SCREENING SYSTEM - A message screening system includes routing to a supervisory recipient an electronic message directed to an intended recipient. The supervisory recipient then is allowed to screen the electronic message by approving or rejecting the electronic message. The electronic message then is forwarded to the intended recipient if the electronic message is approved by the supervisory recipient.05-03-2012
20120110103SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING AN AGILE NETWORK PROTOCOL FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS USING SECURE DOMAIN NAMES - A network device comprises a storage device storing an application program for a secure communications service and at least one processor. The processor is configured to execute the application program enabling the network device to (a) send a request to look up a network address of a second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; (b) receive an indication that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, the indication including the requested network address of the second network device and provisioning information for a virtual private network communication link; (c) connect to the second network device, using the received network address of the second network device and the provisioning information for the virtual private network communication link; and (d) communicate with the second network device using the secure communications service via the virtual private network communication link.05-03-2012
20120110102Data Distribution Method and System - A self-distribution method and system for distributing information content among network connected devices includes receiving a query having a code against a database from a wireless communications device, the code uniquely representing one of an advertising campaign, a product, or a service. A result set is generated by querying the database, forwarding a link associated with the result set to a user-preferred remote location, the link being sent in an electronic message. The link directs a user to a first version of information content. A plurality of options to purchase user-preferred items from the first version of information content include “purchase now” and “purchase later” features. A reminder message is forwarded to the wireless communications device if a user at the remote location selects the “purchase later” feature. The user is enabled to conduct a purchase transaction from the remote location or the wireless communications device.05-03-2012
20120110101METHOD FOR EFFICIENT CREATION OF E-MAIL TRAFFIC - A method for efficiently handling e-mail traffic using an e-mail system includes sending an e-mail and a weighting and status table stored with the e-mail to a recipient. The weighting and status table includes a weighting, entered and selected by the sender, that pertains to the e-mail. An assessment of the weighting selected by the sender is received from the recipient of the e-mail. The assessment is entered into the weighting and status table as a statistical quantity so as to provide an updated weighting and status table. At least a diverging assessment is made available to the sender based on the updated weighting and status table. The previous weighting and status table is overwritten with the updated weighting and status table, which is provided to the sender for entering another weighting upon creation of a new e-mail for the same recipient.05-03-2012
20120110100COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus to communicate with a partner includes a transmission unit configured to directly transmit address information of the apparatus to the partner, a reception unit configured to receive data from the partner connected to the apparatus via a relay apparatus, using the address information, an acquisition unit configured to acquire global address information corresponding to the partner from the received data, and a notification unit configured to notify the communication partner of the acquired global address information.05-03-2012
20120110098INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF E-MAIL APPENDED DOCUMENT IN THAT INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - An e-mail message to which a document is attached is received, and it is determined whether or not a digital signature is appended to the e-mail message. The document attached to the e-mail message is saved as an approved document, which is approved for printing, when it is determined that the digital signature is appended to the e-mail message. On the other hand, the document attached to the e-mail message is saved as a non-approved document, which is not approved for printing, in association with an e-mail address of the e-mail message when it is determined that the digital signature is not appended to the e-mail message. User information is acquired, and the non-approved document saved in association with an e-mail address that is associated in advance with the user information is retrieved. The retrieved non-approved document is changed to an approved document, and that approved document is saved.05-03-2012
20120110097Forwarding E-Mail Message Attachments From a Wireless Device - A system and method of forwarding an e-mail from a wireless device is provided. The wireless device receives the e-mail message in portions as needed, the portions having the attachments contained therein. The portions of the e-mail message containing only a subset of attachments associated with the e-mail message in the user mailbox. When a wireless device forwards the e-mail message to one or more recipients a message identifier and an attachment indicator is provided for identifying the number of attachments in the e-mail message to be forwarded. The identified e-mail message is retrieved and the attachments are extracted from the retrieved e-mail message based on the attachment indicator. The e-mail message is forwarded to the one or more recipients and the extracted attachments.05-03-2012
20120110096SOCIAL CIRCLES IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting contact data for displaying graphical representations of contacts for display to a user, the contacts being contacts of the user within a computer-implemented social networking service, generating a first social circle of the user, the first social circle comprising a first subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a first distribution for digital content, generating a second social circle of the user, the second social circle comprising a second subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a second distribution for digital content, and, in response to user input, providing the first social circle and the second social circle for selection by the user to define a distribution of digital content, the distribution comprising at least one of the first distribution and the second distribution.05-03-2012
20120110095ACCURATELY ACCOUNT FOR TIME ZONE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STOCK BROKERS AND CLIENTS IN REPLYING MESSAGING COMMUNICATION - Systems and methods are provided for accurately accounting for time zone differences in replying messages between stock brokers and clients. In accordance with one implementation, a system is provided that include an electronic messaging system comprising a processor, a memory, a client mobile device, and a broker mobile device. The system is further configured to record time-related information, including not only the time when received or sent the messaging communication, but also the time-zone information in communications between clients and brokers.05-03-2012
20120110094ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SYSTEMS SUPPORTING PROVISION OF ENTIRE FORWARDING HISTORY REGARDING THE SENDING, RECEIVING, AND TIME ZONE INFORMATION, OF AN EMAIL AFTER THE EMAIL IS FORWARDED BY A NUMBER OF USERS - Systems and methods are provided for supporting provision of forwarding history of email information. In accordance with one implementation, a system is provided that includes supporting provisioning of entire forwarding history regarding the sending and receiving time zone information, of an email after the email has been forwarded by a number of users. The system is further configured to send, by the email sender, an email to the email receiver, through a email incoming server. Further, the system allows users to compose outgoing emails to another email receiver. In addition, the system includes sending the outgoing email, by the email receiver, to the other email receiver through a SMTP server.05-03-2012
20120110093SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE VERSION AND DEPENDENCY CONTROL - This disclosure is directed to techniques for providing version control functionality for web services of one or more service oriented architecture (SOA) systems. According to these techniques, a version control service (VCS) may receive an indication of a version update for a first web service. In response to the received request, the VCS determines whether the version update, if executed within the SOA system, will cause a change in operation of a second web service. If the version update will cause a change, VCS provides an indication of the determined change to a user.05-03-2012
20120110092EMAIL THREAD MONITORING AND AUTOMATIC FORWARDING OF RELATED EMAIL MESSAGES - A computer system can implement a mechanism for email thread monitoring and automatic forwarding of related email messages. In one embodiment, a first email message is provided from an email application of a computer system to a plurality of email addresses. An indication is detected, at the email application, that a first email address of the plurality of email addresses is to be provided a copy of subsequent email messages associated with the first email message. Subsequent email messages received at, and transmitted by, the email application are monitored to determine whether one or more of the subsequent email messages are associated with the first email message. In response to determining that a second email message from the subsequent email messages is associated with the first email message, a copy of the second email message is automatically provided to the first email address of the plurality of email addresses.05-03-2012
20120110091SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WELDER WITH HELP REQUEST FUNCTIONALITY - A welder includes a network interface configured to connect to a network. The welder includes a user interface that indicates to a user entities to whom help requests may be sent and receives from the user a selection of an entity to whom to send a help request. A data store stores welder data and entity data. The welder data includes welder identification and location information, and the entity data correlates entities to respective communication modes. The welder includes a communication logic that receives signals from the user interface indicating the selection and receives from the data store the welder data and the entity data. The communication logic also generates the help request in at least one format corresponding and directed to a communication mode correlated to the selected entity. The welder further includes a processor that causes the network interface to transmit the help request in the network.05-03-2012
20080288595METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE-ORIENTED SEMANTIC WEB SERVICE COMPOSITION BASED ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PLANNING - A method for modeling a web service operation, includes: defining an input message pattern that describes input requirements of a web service operation, wherein the input message pattern includes a set of variables representing data elements that must be contained in a message input to the web service operation, and a graph pattern that semantically describes the data elements that must be contained in the message input to the web service operation; and defining an output message pattern that describes an output message of the web service operation, wherein the output message pattern includes a set of variables and exemplars that represent data elements contained in the output message, and a graph pattern that semantically describes the data elements contained in the output message.11-20-2008
20080281923Distribution List Management via SMS - The ability to manage and use a group distribution list by sending command codes in messages sent via a short messaging service is provided for. Management and usage may include receiving an SMS message having a command code, interpreting the message to retrieve the command code, and executing the command code. A system for managing and using a distribution list may include a short messaging service, and a group distribution list manager configured to receive a message via the short messaging service, interpret the message to retrieve a command code contained within the message, and execute the command code. A computer-readable medium comprising computer-readable instructions for managing and using group distribution lists may include instructions that interpret a short messaging service message, wherein the message contains a command code, retrieve the command code, and execute the command code.11-13-2008
20100115035APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED MOBILE MESSAGING SERVICES - Various embodiments for providing enhanced mobile messaging services are described. In one or more embodiments, a mobile computing device may send messages of different types. The mobile computing device may allow a sender to compose a message independently of message type. The mobile computing device may automatically determine both a message type for the message and the transfer medium by which to send the message. The mobile computing device may consider factors including message contents, network availability and reliability, historical data, cost, sender preferences, recipient preferences, etc. Other embodiments are described and claimed.05-06-2010
20080244020SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USER DEFINITION OF AND PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITIES AND MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - A set of systems and methods that improve the means by which its users can define and participate in communities and by which users can manage their individual information and communication as well as that of their communities.10-02-2008
20080270553Method and System for Instant Notification of Communication Block Information - A method for notifying block information applicable to an instant messaging (IM) system employing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)/SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions (SIMPLE) is disclosed. The method includes: a new user joining an activated instant messaging system; a server obtaining a user block list, and determining a block relationship between the new user and an existing user; sending a message to the existing user notifying that a blocked user has joined the instant messaging system, or a message to the new user notifying that a blocked user is in the instant messaging system. With the method, a client of the SIP/SIMPLE IM system is able to obtain the block relationship between users in the IM system, so that the IM system may be improved.10-30-2008
20080270549Extracting link spam using random walks and spam seeds - Architecture for extracting link spam communities when given one or more members of the community. A link spam extraction algorithm is provided that takes as input link spam seeds and extracts other nearby link spam through a biased local random walk around the seed(s). The seed set is provided by a user (or an automated algorithm scrubbed by a human) which the algorithm uses to simulate a random walk on a web graph. The random walk can be biased to explore a local neighborhood around the seed set through use of decay probabilities. Truncation can be used to retain only the most frequently visited nodes. After termination, the nodes are sorted in decreasing order of final probabilities and presented to the user. Human judges need only make decisions at the spam community level, thereby limiting involvement, and human input can be scaled by several orders of magnitude.10-30-2008
20080270546Methods And Systems For Communicating Task Information - Methods, systems, and computer readable media are described for communicating task information. According to an aspect, a method includes receiving a publish message including task information representing a request, generating a notify message addressed to a device associated with the recipient watcher, wherein the notify message includes a sender presentity identifier, sending the notify message to the device enabling the task information to be presented with presence information associated with the sender presentity.10-30-2008
20080270548Apparatus and method for caching email messages within a wireless data service - A system and method are described for caching email messages within a data service. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: retrieving a first set of email messages from a first email server on behalf of a wireless data processing device; extracting metadata from the first set of email messages; storing the metadata in a first cache, the first cache managed according to a first cache management policy; storing at least the message bodies of the email messages in a second cache, the second cache managed according to a second cache management policy.10-30-2008
20080270543E-MAIL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS SENDER TO ATTACH RECIPIENT SPECIFIC METADATA - A method detects a request from a user to append metadata to an e-mail message being addressed to a number of recipients. In response to the request, the method prompts the user to supply recipient specific information. The method generates the recipient specific metadata from the recipient specific information. The recipient specific information is different for different recipients and includes information regarding the action that is expected from the recipient, the relevance level of the e-mail, the description of the e-mail, and/or associated comments. Similarly, the recipient specific metadata is different for different recipients and the recipient specific metadata comprises fields for expected action, relevance level, description, and/or comments. The method adds the recipient specific metadata to the e-mail message and sends the e-mail message.10-30-2008
20080270540Filter and a Method of Filtering Electronic Messages - The invention provides a filter for filtering out spam mails before they arrive at a recipient's computer. Upon receiving a mail, the filter checks an associated insignia, e.g. the e-mail address of the sender, and if the sender is not yet in the allowed list, a reply mail is generated for the sender. When the sender responds to the reply, a priority is assigned to the insignia and the firstly forwarded message is held back until the insignia is selected to the allowed list. The filter could be implemented in standard computer systems. The invention further provides a method of filtering messages.10-30-2008
20080208982METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING STATUS INFORMATION RELATING TO A RELATION BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF PARTICIPANTS - Methods and systems are described for providing status information relating to a relation between a plurality of participants. One method includes receiving a first message from an agent associated with a relation principal for a relation between a plurality of participants, the message including relation status information of the relation. A relation tuple associated with the relation principal for the relation is provided. The relation tuple includes a party element having information identifying at least one of the plurality of participants in the relation and a status element having a status of the relation. In response to providing the relation tuple, a notification message including at least a portion of the received relation status information is generated.08-28-2008
20100125642System And Method For Integrating Electronic Mail Accounts - In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for integrating a plurality of electronic mail (email) accounts. A plurality of email services may be used to send and receive electronic messages over a wide area network, one of the email services being a preferred email service and another of the email services being a secondary email service. An email integration service may be used that is coupled to the wide area network and that is independent of the plurality of email services. The email integration service may be operable to receive account information regarding the preferred email service and the secondary email service and use the account information to configure a means for forwarding electronic messages from the preferred email service to the secondary email service.05-20-2010
20100125635USER AUTHENTICATION USING ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS - Techniques are provided for authenticating a user to a server (and vice-versa) through an Instant Messaging (IM) communication channel instead of through the primary communication channel, e.g., using a web browser. User/server authentication through an IM channel may occur as part of the login process and/or before any transactions are completed. Thus, a client device sends, via the primary communication channel (e.g., using HTTP) a request for a service provided by a server. After the server receives the request, the server establishes an IM communication channel with the client device. The IM communication channel is different than the primary communication channel. Both the server and the client device execute an IM client. The server then uses the IM communication channel to authenticate a user of the client device. The server completes the request.05-20-2010
20130218994PEER-TO-PEER EMAIL - A peer-to-peer email system and methods are provided for distributed email distribution, prevention of SPAM, and efficient email storage. Each email client also serves as a node in the peer-to-peer system, relaying email messages and/or attachments. Large attachments may be transmitted directly from sender to receiver, and if the receiver is not online at the time the sender sends the attachment, the receiver can request the attachment from the sender at a later time.08-22-2013
20130218995TWO-WAY INSTANT MESSAGE FORWARDING - Systems and methods providing users with a rich web experience are disclosed. In one embodiment, a client and at least one server are in communication using a dual communication link. In another embodiment, a markup language based instant messaging application is disclosed. The instant messaging application may include group instant messaging. The instant messaging application may also provide group member persistence and message persistence at the server. In another embodiment, a card based web application is disclosed, where the card information and character may be shared with other users or within a group. The cards may also be configurable by users.08-22-2013
20120036213Tracking Changes to Non-Friend Content in an Online Social Network - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving from a user of an online social network an identifier of a web site and content on the web site that the user desires to track, determining whether the content has been updated on the web site, and if the content has been updated, then communicating a notification to the user that the web site has been updated.02-09-2012
20120036208Polling-based secure network message notification system and method with performance enhancing features - A method for the dissemination of an alert message to a plurality of personal computers using a network communications protocol from a server is disclosed that includes a first step wherein the client contacts the central server and requests the value of said alert ID number in said memory, a second step wherein said server transmits said value to said client, a third step wherein said client compares a stored value at the client with the value of the transmitted alert ID number, and if said transmitted value exceeds said stored value, a fourth step wherein said client transmits a second message to said server and requests for the server to transmit all unread alert messages in a GetUnreadAlerts SOAP request from said server that are specific to said client.02-09-2012
20120036206SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM CASE AND CONTACT ASSOCIATION LOGIC - A social media engagement system is configured for aggregating a plurality of messages originating from a plurality of social media networks, routing each of the plurality of messages based on predetermined workflow rules into a plurality of queues wherein the queues are categorized based at least in part on types of messages, providing the queues for further processing, thereby resulting in one or more responses, and outputting the one or more responses to one or more of the plurality of social media networks. In some embodiments, the system is further configured for reviewing the data to determine whether any of the data indicates an engagement opportunity and associating some or all the data with a contact record and/or an existing case and/or a new case. In some embodiments, the system tracks influence, and in some embodiments, a console provides vision into various information provided by the system.02-09-2012
20120036200SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM - A social media engagement system is configured for aggregating a plurality of messages originating from a plurality of social media networks, routing each of the plurality of messages based on predetermined workflow rules into a plurality of queues wherein the queues are categorized based at least in part on types of messages, providing the queues for further processing, thereby resulting in one or more responses, and outputting the one or more responses to one or more of the plurality of social media networks. In some embodiments, the system is further configured for reviewing the data to determine whether any of the data indicates an engagement opportunity and associating some or all the data with a contact record and/or an existing case and/or a new case. In some embodiments, the system tracks influence, and in some embodiments, a console provides vision into various information provided by the system.02-09-2012
20120036197Messaging Genealogy Interface - A number of related electronic messages can be presented in an organized and intuitive manner by associating each of the messages with a message generation and displaying a set of message nodes, each associated with a particular message, organized by generation. The messages nodes are associated or linked with one another to indicate a portion of the respective message lineage. The messages displayed can be filtered so that the viewer of the interface is only presented with messages to which the viewer is a participant. The interface also displays a list of message thread participants over all related electronic messages or on a generation-by-generation basis. The list of participants can also categorize participants as active or passive.02-09-2012
20090144383Apparatus and Method for Providing Remote Access Redirect Capability in a Channel Adapter of a System Area Network - A method and apparatus for providing remote access redirect in a host channel adapter of a system area network are provided. The apparatus and method provide a mechanism by which a host channel adapter, in response to receiving a marker message, places selected channel(s) of the host channel adapter in a remote access redirect (RAR) mode of operation. During the RAR mode of operation, memory access messages received by the host channel adapter that are destined for portions of an application memory space marked as being protected are converted to RAR receive messages and redirected to a queue pair associated with an operating system rather than the queue pair for the application. The operating system is responsible for serializing access to application memory pages outside of the host channel adapter. The mechanisms of the present invention may be used to perform a checkpoint data integrity operation.06-04-2009
20100088383TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND RECEPTION APPARATUS FOR MESSAGE AND METHOD OF DATA EXTRACTION - A reception apparatus which receives a first and second message includes a determination unit configured to determine correspondence between the first message and the second message, an acquisition unit configured to acquire data length information expressing a data length from the first message, and an extraction unit configured to extract data which has the data length based on the data length information from the second message when the determination unit determines that the first message corresponds to the second message.04-08-2010
20100125640Traffic Management Apparatus - A traffic management apparatus for connection within a data transmission network is disclosed, that is arranged to manage the distribution of data traffic between data serving computers and the data relaying devices by analysing client requests. The apparatus has an input device (05-20-2010
20100125634Autonomous management of a communication network - A method, system, and computer program product for autonomous management of a communication network are provided. The communication network includes a community of registered and unregistered users. The method includes segmenting a body of data according to pre-defined aspects that identify related subject matter and a volume of data stored for each of the segments based on the volume of data. The method also includes classifying each of the registered users according to the segments, and identifying from the classification: a population size of users associated with corresponding segments and a proportion of users to corresponding segments. The method further includes assessing aspects of an unregistered user, based upon a communication, in view of pre-defined growth criteria established for the communication network and, upon determining the aspects fall within limits specified by the pre-defined growth criteria, presenting the unregistered user with an invitation to register with the community.05-20-2010
20090094336Method and Apparatus for Automated Monitoring of System Status - A method, apparatus and computer program code which monitors a group of networked computers by notifying a central apparatus or database of the current state of each of the computers. The monitoring is achieved through software and hardware which obtains the state of each of the networked computers, determines if a new computer has been connected to the network, sets a state for each new computer and determines if any one of the networked computers has not notified the database of its current state within a prescribed interval of time. The hardware and software also determines if any one of the networked computers is in an inactive state, if any one of the networked computers has changed its state to inactive and updates the database to reflect the current state of each of the networked computers. A list of users is notified of the state of each computer, along with the reason for any change in state of each computer. Network intelligence and outside database resources are used to provide information concerning the reason for any change in state of each of the computers.04-09-2009
20090094335Eliminating Redundancy of Attachments in Email Responses - A method, system and computer-usable medium for managing electronic mail (email) attachments. An email message comprising a first recipient list and a first file attachment is received from a sender. A response email is generated, comprising a second recipient list. The first recipient list and the second recipient list are compared and a third recipient list is generated comprising recipients that are listed on the second recipient list, but not on the first. The email response is then transmitted to all recipients that are on the second recipient list but not on the third list, and the email response and the first file attachment is sent to the recipients on the third recipient list.04-09-2009
20090271482Message Character String Output System, Control Method Thereof, and Information Storage Medium - A message string output system which can prevent users from feeling uncomfortable due to repeated input of a particular string by another user is provided. A judging unit (10-29-2009
20120166554AUTOMATICALLY COMPRESSING E-MAIL FORWARDED TO A USER TELEPHONE - A method receiving an e-mail message addressed to a recipient and comprising header data and message content. The method applies a template to transform the e-mail message to an SMS (Short Message Service) format. The method also forwards the message to the recipient as a first SMS message.06-28-2012
20110202610SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING AND DATA TUNNELING IN A PEER-TO-PEER ENVIRONMENT - An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables an endpoint to use a tunneling server to bypass a network address translation (NAT) device that is blocking messages to an endpoint on the other side of the NAT device.08-18-2011
20110202622METHOD OF CONFIGURING PARAMETERS FOR MANAGING DATA PACKETS OF A DATA STREAM - A method and apparatus are provided for configuring management parameter values of data messages of a data stream. The method includes a first step of sending from a first communications network to a second communications network a first message of the data stream including a first data message management parameter value and a second step of sending from the second network to the first network a second message of the data stream including a second data message management parameter value. The method further includes a step of selecting from the first and second management parameter values a management parameter value to be applied to all the data messages of the data stream.08-18-2011
20100138496METHOD FOR DIGITALLY RECORDING PROGRESS NOTES - A computer implemented method for digitally recording progress notes, including establishing a content database cooperable with software, the content database being populable with identifying information relevant to patients and care providers. The software is customizable such that a user can input items to be displayed on a screen and is operable to cause questions and the allowable answers thereto to be displayed. The software is customizable to allow a user to determine at least a portion of the questions and the answers that are displayed and is operable to cause text to be input into a letter. The software is customizable to allow a user to determine at least a portion of the text that will be input into the letter upon selection of at least a portion of the answers and is operable to generate the letters in accordance with the answers chosen by a user.06-03-2010
20080201439EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH WIRELESS DEVICE MOVE RECONCILIATION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - An email communications system for operating over a communications network may include an email server having a server inbox for receiving and storing email via the communications network and having a server email storage folder. The system may further include at least one wireless email communications device having a device inbox, and an email proxy server for communicating with the email server and the at least one wireless email communications device via the communications network. The email proxy server may be for forwarding email from the server inbox to the device inbox, detecting a deletion of a given email from the server inbox, and if the deletion of the given email from the server inbox is not preceded by copying of the given email to the server email storage folder, then causing the wireless email communications device to also delete the given email from the device inbox based thereon.08-21-2008
20080201433METRIC-BASED ELECTRONIC MAIL SYSTEM - Described are an electronic communication system and method for routing an electronic mail (email) message. The system includes a database and an email server that receives an email message from a client system over a network. The email message has sender-specified delivery criterion associated therewith. The email server communicates with the database to identify dynamically one or more email addresses of email users based on the delivery criterion associated with the email message. The email server forwards the email message to each dynamically identified email address.08-21-2008
20100293234SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCORPORATING USER INPUT INTO FILTER-BASED NAVIGATION OF AN ELECTRONIC CATALOG - Various embodiments are presented which comprise an electronic catalog of products, wherein the catalog comprises a taxonomy of product categories and products within the categories, wherein various users input filter parameters to construct user constructed filters. These user constructed filters allow custom, dynamically updated access to the catalog and are shared by users in a community.11-18-2010
20100293232Unified Messaging Accessibility Architecture - A system and method for depositing and retrieving message using an accessibility service, such as TTY, within a unified messaging platform. A unified messaging platform is configured to receive accessibility service signals and convert those signals into a text-based encoding that is then stored as a message within the unified messaging platform for later retrieval. The unified messaging platform is further configured to retrieve messages and re-encode the message into a format compatible with the accessibility service. Audio recordings can be converted to a text-encoding via an automated speech recognition module, and text encodings can be converted to accessibility signals, which are transmitted to the user of the accessibility service.11-18-2010
20100082748System and Method for Improving Scalability and Throughput of a Publish/Subscribe Network - Improving scalability and throughput in publish/subscribe messaging systems by allowing the spoke systems to vary the member of the hub collective that is attaches to. The scalability is improved because the spoke systems do not have to have a long lasting attachment to a specific hub system. Instead, the spoke systems can be redistributed more evenly when new spoke systems are added or removed. The throughput is increased by distributing workload and fan-out responsibilities within hub collectives. Availability is improved because single points of failure are removed. Ease of administration is also improved over a hierarchy by allowing child nodes to automatically change parent nodes if a parent node is modified or removed.04-01-2010
20120066332METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING CPNS ENABLER - A method and apparatus for optimizing the use of CPNS entities are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a CPNS server, a low battery level indication for an operation from a certain one of CPNS entities; requesting, by the CPNS server, battery level information from at least some of the CPNS entities in response to the low battery level indication; determining, by the CPNS server, life expectancy information for each of the at least some of the CPNS entities based on the battery level information; and transmitting, by the CPNS server, a message to at least one CPNS gateway to use one of the at least some of the CPNS entities instead of the certain one of the CPNS entities to perform the operation, based on the life expectancy information.03-15-2012
20090138559E-MAIL MANAGEMENT FOR HIDDEN RECIPIENTS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to e-mail message reply handling and provide a method, system and computer program product for hidden recipient management in e-mail replies. In an embodiment of the invention, a hidden recipients e-mail reply management method can be provided. The method can include composing an e-mail message in a message thread by a composer, identifying and displaying hidden recipients previously blind carbon copied on a progenitor e-mail message for the message thread by the composer, and routing the composed e-mail message to selected ones of the hidden recipients.05-28-2009
20100088377SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMAIL THREAD MANAGEMENT - A method and computer program product for defining a main email thread having a main thread distribution list defining one or more main email thread participants. One or more email messages may be associated with the main email thread. A sub email thread may be defined based upon, at least in part, the main email thread. The sub email thread may have a sub distribution list defining one or more sub email thread participants. The one or more sub email thread participants may include one or more of the main email thread participants. One or more email messages may be associated with the sub email thread.04-08-2010
20100088386Preventing Execution of Programs that are Embedded in Email Messages - Systems and methods are presented which generate modified email messages, which are largely devoid of embedded functions, from original email messages, which have embedded functions. The embedded functions are amenable to self-executing codes such as viruses, worms, and Trojan programs Thus, the modified email message without these embedded functions, and any argument associated with these functions, provides a more secure email environment.04-08-2010
20100088384AUTOMATED DIGITAL MATCHING OF MESSAGES - A method and system of mediating an exchange of a series of digital messages between parties to ensure compliance with a predetermined messaging protocol associated with a transaction process. The mediation is achieved via an intelligent gateway located between an internal and an external communication network and comprises a component for monitoring messages passing through the gateway and determining whether the messages comply with or deviate from the predetermined messaging protocol, which may be coded in a global description language. The monitor may act passively and provide a notification of the degree of compliance or may actively block non-compliant messages. A mechanism is provided for replaying and fixing non-compliant messages. A system comprising several intelligent gateways includes a router for routing messages to a particular intelligent gateway according to destination. Information about the messages and their compliance can be tracked and sent to a central correlation unit for reconstituting a global picture of the transaction.04-08-2010
20100088382DOCUMENT MANAGER INTEGRATION - A computer-implemented document management method is discussed. The method includes displaying in a messaging application a plurality of folders for storing electronic mail messages, analyzing content one or more of the electronic mail messages to locate identifiers associated with matters in a document management system, and generating a user-selectable object that, when selected, automatically causes the generation of a document management display for a user of the messaging application.04-08-2010
20100088380MESSAGE RENDERING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF CONTENT FEATURES - Architecture for detecting and removing obfuscating clutter from the subject and/or body of a message, e.g., e-mail, prior to filtering of the message, to identify junk messages commonly referred to as spam. The technique utilizes the powerful features built into an HTML rendering engine to strip the HTML instructions for all non-substantive aspects of the message. Pre-processing includes pre-rendering of the message into a final format, which final format is that which is displayed by the rendering engine to the user. The final format message is then converted to a text-only format to remove graphics, color, non-text decoration, and spacing that cannot be rendered as ASCII-style or Unicode-style characters. The result is essentially to reduce each message to its common denominator essentials so that the junk mail filter can view each message on an equal basis.04-08-2010
20100088378MESSAGE MANAGEMENT BASED ON METADATA - A method includes receiving a message, determining at least one of a message importance level or a message delivery alert level based on one or more message characteristics associated with the message and generating metadata that indicates the at least one of the message importance level or the message delivery alert level with the message. The method further includes transmitting the message and the metadata toward a destination, receiving the message with the metadata, and providing notification and user interface indication corresponding to the at least one of the message importance level or the message delivery alert level or a storing of the message in an inbox folder corresponding to the at least one of the message importance level or the message delivery alert level.04-08-2010
20090307325SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING CONTENT IN AN INSTANT MESSAGING APPLICATION - A method and system for sharing content in an instant messaging application are disclosed. According to one embodiment a computer-implemented method comprises logging content accessed by a first client, and a list of accessible content is updated and provided to the first client. A request is received from the first client to share first content of the list of accessible content with a second client, and a message is delivered to the second client, the message containing a link to the first content.12-10-2009
20100100597Point Code Emulation For Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 Signaling Network - The present invention relates to a point code emulation apparatus and method for dividing a Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 (or SS 7) signaling network into two or more networks. The point code emulator is adapted to receive TCAP messages from two or more subnets and converts, for the messages crossing over the subnets, the information of the TCAP messages, including originating point code, destination point code, and transaction identifier, (and optionally, calling party number and called party number), and forwards to the other one of the two or more subnets. Correspondence among the two or more subnets may be provisioned by an authorized user of the system, may be learned automatically by the system based on ISUP message correspondences or previous TCAP transactions, or may be automatically discovered by the system broadcasting messages to nodes in the destined one of the two or more subnets.04-22-2010
20100094946Methods And Computer Programs For Formulating Messaging Platform Capacity Projections - Computer-executable methods and programs for formulating a planning recommendation for a messaging platform. Mailbox data is received specifying a projected maximum number of mailboxes. Growth assumption data is received that specifies a change in average message size of messages. Traffic assumption data is received that identifies a portion of message traffic projected to occur during any recurring time interval for which message traffic has previously exceeded a threshold. Baseline data is received specifying maximum performance capabilities of the messaging platform. Messaging platform data is received specifying a quantity of messages accepted, stored, deleted, and/or retrieved. A planning recommendation is generated by applying an algorithm to the mailbox data, traffic and growth assumption data, baseline data, and messaging platform data. The planning recommendation is placed into a physically tangible, humanly discernible form by printing the recommendation, displaying the recommendation, or outputting the recommendation in audible form.04-15-2010
20100082758GLOBAL EMAIL ADDRESS REPUTATION SYSTEM - Systems and methods of filtering received messages to discard unsolicited messages using Silverlist filters and combinations of Silverlist filters and other types of filters are disclosed. In many embodiments, an appliance remote from a mail server is used to filter messages using at least a Silverlist filter prior to forwarding messages to the mail server. In a number of embodiments, a mail server applies a filtering process that includes a Silverlist filter and a challenge response filter. One embodiment of the invention includes a plurality of mail servers configured to maintain user mail accounts from which electronic mail messages can be exchanged via a network, a plurality of mail processing units connected to the network, where each mail processing unit acts as a gateway for at least one of the mail servers that filters incoming electronic mail messages, a global address reputation server connected to a global address reputation database and configured to communicate with the mail processing units via the network. In addition, at least one of the mail processing units is configured to track events associated with the filtering of electronic mail messages and forward tracked event information to the global address reputation server, the global address reputation server is configured to store event information received from the mail processing units in the global address reputation database, the global address reputation server is configured to develop sender reputation information concerning message senders from the event information stored in the global address reputation database, the global address reputation server is configured to provide sender reputation information concerning message senders to mail processing units, and at least one of the mail processing units that receives sender reputation information from the global address reputation server is configured to utilize the sender reputation information when filtering messages based upon the message sender.04-01-2010
20100082753ROLE-INDEPENDENT CONTEXT EXCHANGE - Technologies for conversations between various parties, the conversations including context information that can be persisted to maintain the conversation when the parties or the communications media they communicate over operate intermittently. In such a conversation, any party can embed its view of the context into a message and any party can send the next message regardless of role and regardless of the underlying network, transport, or application message exchange pattern. Such technologies provide for durable services.04-01-2010
20100082749RETROSPECTIVE SPAM FILTERING - A mail system and mail delivery method wherein messages are tracked even after delivery and can be removed from a spam folder post delivery. In a disclosed embodiment mail features indicative of spam or normal email are analyzed and appended to the message header, which is later examined and used to move a reclassified message. False negative and false positive classification can be rectified.04-01-2010
20090150501SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONAL DELIVERY OF MESSAGES - The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with deliver conditions in which the occurrence of the delivery condition is determined by monitoring information received from a plurality of sources via multiple communication channels. The message delivery systems allow messages to be delivered to any “Who, What, When, Where” from any “Who, What, When, Where” upon the detection of an occurrence of one or more “Who, What, When, Where” delivery conditions. A message (which may be any data object including text-based messages, audio-based message such as voicemail or other audio such as music or video-based prerecorded messages) is delivered in accordance with delivery conditions based on any available data, including topical, spatial, temporal, and/or social data. Furthermore, because the systems coordinate delivery of messages via multiple communication channels and through multiple devices, the communication channel for delivery of a message may be dynamically determined based on the delivery conditions.06-11-2009
20100082754SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING INSTANT MESSAGES - Various aspects relate to using structured messages within one or more systems that implement instant messaging function in a distributed computing environment. In particular, structured information may be encoded and embedded in unstructured instant messages and communicated among one or more computer systems, networks, applications or other entities. In one aspect, instant messaging may be leveraged as middleware for application integration. Other aspects relate to using structured message information to perform functions in a distributed instant messaging system. For example, structured message information may be used to control the display of instant message information to a user, or may be used to control how the instant message information is distributed, processed, or otherwise handled by a receiving system, application or process. Other aspects relate to an interface for displaying information relating to a number of instant messaging conversations to a user. Further, aspects relate to using instant messaging in a trading environment.04-01-2010
20100082752QUERY LOG MINING FOR DETECTING SPAM HOSTS - Disclosed are methods and apparatus for detecting spam hosts. In one embodiment, one or more graphs are generated using data obtained from a query log, where the one or more graphs include at least one of an anticlick graph or a view graph. Values of one or more syntactic features of the one or more graphs are ascertained. Values of one or more semantic features of the one or more graphs are determined by propagating categories from a web directory among nodes in each of the one or more graphs. Spam hosts are then detected based upon the values of the syntactic features and the semantic features.04-01-2010
20100082750DYNAMICALLY TRANSFORMING DATA TO THE CONTEXT OF AN INTENDED RECIPIENT - A sender can create a message for transmission to an intended recipient. During creation of the message, the sender may insert data into the message that is expressed with reference to the context of the sender. When the sender inserts data into a message that is expressed with reference to their own context, they may be asked whether the data should be dynamically transformed to the context of the intended recipient. If the sender indicates that the data should be transformed to the context of the intended recipient, the context of the intended recipient is determined. Once the context of the intended recipient has been determined, the data in the message is transformed to the context of the intended recipient and the message containing the transformed data is transmitted to the intended recipient.04-01-2010
20100082761METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADDRESS BOOK CONTACT MANAGEMENT - A method comprises receiving a notification to share contact information for a contact in an address book of a sender with a recipient; retrieving the contact information for the contact; and delivering the contact information to the recipient.04-01-2010
20100082760PERSONALIZED STORAGE ACCOUNTS IN AN ELECTRONIC FILE DELIVERY SYSTEM - An electronic file delivery system reduces the bandwidth an electronic mail server must dedicate to large files and decreases the storage space required for attachments in an electronic mail inbox. The system uploads the large file to the recipient's personalized storage account. The recipient receives an electronic notification of the file in their storage account. The recipient may access the file without additional burden on the electronic mail server resources.04-01-2010
20100082757ADDRESS QUALITY ENGINE - A method and system for communicating a message in an electronic messaging environment is provided. A method employed by the system may include generating a personalized communication model related to a user, determining the validity of a token associated with an intended recipient of the message based on information in the personalized communication model, extracting entities from the message, determining whether the entities extracted match the intended recipient, and indicating to the user whether the token is valid and whether the entities match the intended recipient. The tokens correspond to email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses associated with intended recipients. The personalized communication model includes the names and tokens associated with those individuals with whom the user communicates. The personalized communication model is seeded with information including social, spatial, temporal and logical information related to the user. The personalized communication model is generated by a network processor.04-01-2010
20100082756SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING INSTANT MESSAGES - Various aspects relate to using structured messages within one or more systems that implement instant messaging function in a distributed computing environment. In particular, structured information may be encoded and embedded in unstructured instant messages and communicated among one or more computer systems, networks, applications or other entities. In one aspect, instant messaging may be leveraged as middleware for application integration. Other aspects relate to using structured message information to perform functions in a distributed instant messaging system. For example, structured message information may be used to control the display of instant message information to a user, or may be used to control how the instant message information is distributed, processed, or otherwise handled by a receiving system, application or process. Other aspects relate to an interface for displaying information relating to a number of instant messaging conversations to a user. Further, aspects relate to using instant messaging in a trading environment.04-01-2010
20100082751USER PERCEPTION OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGING - Determining user use context for electronic messaging and disseminating a subset of the user use context to recipients and/or senders of such electronic message is disclosed herein. By way of example, the user use context can be based on a general context of recipients, such as speed with which a message is disseminated or consumed, number of child messages spawned, rate at which such messages are spawned, and so on. Additionally, user use context can also be based on individual context, by comparing individual interaction to a message (e.g., time to read, time to delete, number of child messages, etc.), with a baseline usage context determined for the individual. The context can be disseminated to recipients of the message or to the sender, to provide an overview of perception of the electronic message.04-01-2010
20090259728COMPUTER-AUTOMATED SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSESSING THE ORIENTATION, AWARENESS AND RESPONSES OF A PERSON WITH REDUCED CAPACITY - A system and method for scheduling, and reminding people receiving care (PRC) about upcoming events uses a remote computer-based interface that allows a Caregiver at a remote location to schedule the events for the PRC. The PRC has in their residence (or other location) a device that prompts the PRC, by an audio and/or video prompt, so as to “nudge” the PRC, asking whether they intend to participate in a pre-scheduled event. A man-machine interface, such as a two input keypad containing one button labeled “yes” and another button labeled “no”, the remote Caregiver is able to monitor the responses of the electronic “nudges” offered by the system to the PRC. In turn, the device used by the remote Caregiver accumulates the responses and creates a history of the level of activity the person has indicated in which they wish to participate.10-15-2009
20120271890Systems And Methods For Classification Of Messaging Entities - Methods and systems for operation upon one or more data processors for assigning a reputation to a messaging entity. A method can include receiving data that identifies one or more characteristics related to a messaging entity's communication. A reputation score is determined based upon the received identification data. The determined reputation score is indicative of reputation of the messaging entity. The determined reputation score is used in deciding what action is to be taken with respect to a communication associated with the messaging entity.10-25-2012
20100100602INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM, COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICE - An IM system for an additional service includes: an IM client and at least one IM component adapted to support at least one additional service, between which a common interface is configured. The IM client triggers the at least one IM component via the common interface when a local IM user logs on; and the at least one IM component obtains an identity of at least one IM user other than the local IM user via the common interface, and query, according to the identity, whether the at least one IM user subscribes to one of the at least one additional service supported by the at least one IM component. A component and method for an additional service are also provided. By utilizing the IM system, component and method, extensibility of the IM system can be improved, and costs for extending the IM system can be reduced.04-22-2010
20100100601MEDIA CONTENT TRANSMISSION METHOD AND NETWORK-SIDE EQUIPMENT - A media content transmission method disclosed herein includes: The network-side equipment receives a first message containing the media content, includes the received media content into a second message, and then transmits the second message. A network-side equipment is also provided herein.04-22-2010
20100100600DISTRIBUTING DATA MESSAGES - A method of automatically distributing data messages to members of a user community involves selecting, from a list of distribution rules, a rule which meets certain criteria in terms of message distribution characteristics. The selected rule determines which members of the user community will receive the message and when. For example, in a first round, a first subset of the user community receive the message and each is prompted to provide feedback data in relation to the message, for example to say that the message is offensive, already answered or if there is someone else who can deal with the message. This feedback data is applied to the selected distribution rule to determine to whom the message is sent in the next round. The process continues over a number of rounds until a termination criterion is met.04-22-2010
20100100598TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN TERMINAL APPARATUS - According to an aspect of the present invention, a terminal apparatus includes: a limiting module that determines a limiting data size that is receivable data size by a destination terminal of a mail from the terminal apparatus; a editing module that generates a plurality of scenes from an original file to be send when data size of the mail including the original file is larger than the limiting data size; and a sending module that combines the generated scenes so that the data size does not exceed the limiting data size and sends the mail including the combined scene.04-22-2010
20100100596Sharing Media Content with Multiple Recipients - A computing device may provide a credential related to a service. Responsive to a validation of the credential, an identification of the service may be added to a contact listing associated with the computing device. Thereafter, a user of the computing device may select the service from the contact listing in order to upload a content object to the service. Similarly, the user of the computing device may select one or more peer devices from the contact listing. Responsive to the peer device selections, the content object may be transmitted to the one or more peer devices.04-22-2010
20100100595SELECTIVE PUBLICATION OF E-MAIL ACCOUNT ACCESS FREQUENCY - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to e-mail account management and provide a method, system and computer program product for selective publication of e-mail account access frequency. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for selective publication of e-mail account access frequency can be provided. The method can include determining access frequency data for different e-mail accounts of a first e-mail user in a messaging data processing system, receiving a request from a second e-mail user in the messaging data processing system for the access frequency data, applying publication rules for the first e-mail user to the second e-mail user to determine whether or not to publish the access frequency data to the second e-mail user, and publishing at least part of the access frequency data to the second e-mail user if permitted by the application of the publication rules.04-22-2010
20100094940METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING COMMUNITY NETWORK SERVICE INFORMATION - The present invention discloses a method and system for sharing community network service information, characterized in that users can send their community network service information and their friend lists for real-time communication to a data server, and share the community network service information with the friends in the friend lists who have logged onto the data server. Thus, the users can share the community information from different community network service platforms with their friends. Additionally, the data server can periodically confirm whether the users and their friends update the community network service information or not and send the updated information to the users and their friends.04-15-2010
20100125641METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIRTUALIZING RESOURCES - The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for virtualizing resources. The apparatus is configured to store resource descriptions of a number of resources operatively connected to the apparatus, the resource descriptions including resource identification information, generate and store alternative descriptions of received resource descriptions by changing at least part of the identification information of the descriptions, publish at least some of the resource descriptions in a network, and handle resource data requests from the network relating to the resources.05-20-2010
20090049141TRACKING DELIVERED E-MAIL - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to return receipt processing for e-mail messages and provide a method, system and computer program product for tracking delivered e-mail messages. In one embodiment of the invention, an e-mail tracking method can be provided. The method can include selecting an e-mail message already sent to a designated recipient, forwarding a status request to the designated recipient to determine a status of the e-mail message already sent to the designated recipient, and receiving in return without the intervention of the designated recipient a return receipt for the e-mail message indicating the status of the e-mail message.02-19-2009
20110173267Spoken email-audio file integrated with text message as a new way of email for communication - A method of creating, transferring and comprehending the audio file integrated with text message in email system as a new way of email for communication. It makes working with email much more efficient, faster, and healthier. It greatly reduces the workload in typing and reading the traditional email. It also helps people who couldn't read and write much to use email system for communication.07-14-2011
20090254628Method, System And Apparatus For Instant Messaging - The present invention discloses a method and a system for implementing instant messaging using a browser. The method includes: a browser logs in an instant messaging background server, when receiving an instant message sent from a user, the browser establishes an HTTP link with an access server to send the instant message, the access server adds the instant message into an upload queue and checks whether there is an instant message to be sent to the user in a distribution queue, if there is, sends the instant message at the head of the distribution queue via the HTTP link and disconnects the HTTP link after the instant message is sent; otherwise, disconnects the HTTP link; when detecting that the HTTP link is disconnected, the browser re-establishes the HTTP link with the access server. The system includes a webpage server, a browser module and an access server.10-08-2009
20090254625METHOD FOR DISCOURAGING UNSOLICITED BULK EMAIL - A protocol-based method for email forwarding by an email server is performed as follows. An initial email is received from a sender, and checked to ensure that the initial email includes a reusable electronic paying means. If the initial email carries a reusable electronic paying means, the initial email is forwarded to the recipient. An acceptance email containing a reusable electronic paying means is later received from the recipient of the initial email, and forwarded to the sender. Email not carrying an electronic paying means is rejected.10-08-2009
20090210507Method and Apparatus for Scoring Unsolicited E-mail - A method for filtering spam is disclosed comprising the steps of: assigning weights to a plurality of recipient e-mail addresses; determining a set of similar e-mails from a plurality of e-mails sent to the recipient addresses; calculating a score based for each set of similar e-mails; placing the score in the header of the e-mail; determining whether the score exceeds a threshold; and responsive to determining that the score exceeds the threshold, tagging and/or filtering the e-mail.08-20-2009
20090089375Unsolicited electronic message source verification and tracking system and method - An unsolicited electronic message source verification and tracking method and system for providing an efficient and convenient mechanism for tracking identification of unsolicited electronic message (e.g., e-mails) sources is presented. In one embodiment, a request for authorization to forward an electronic message is received. The request for authorization includes a request source address. A response is sent including an authorization indicator (e.g., a unique bit string) is sent to the request source address. An electronic message is received and a determination is made if the electronic message includes a valid authorization indictor. If the electronic message does include a valid authorization indicator the electronic message is associated with the request source address and the association is tracked. In one exemplary implementation, a source address included in the electronic message is compared to the request source address and discrepancies are noted.04-02-2009
20090089385User initiated and controlled electromagnetic transmissions for remotely rendering a tangible delivarable to recipients - The present invention discloses a network communication system that includes a network processing center for receiving and converting an electro-magnetically transmissible data/content into a physically deliverable object for physically delivering to a recipient.04-02-2009
20090089384SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING CONTENT SIMILARITY WITHIN EMAIL DOCUMENTS BY SPARSE SUBSET HASHING - Systems and methods for detecting content similarity in email documents are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating a first token value for each of a plurality of character sequences of a first email document, selecting a first subset of the plurality of character sequences based on the first token values, and generating one or more hash values corresponding to the selected first subset of character sequences. The method further comprises generating a second token value for each of a plurality of character sequences of a second email document, selecting a second subset of the plurality of character sequences based on the second token values, and generating one or more hash values corresponding to the selected second subset of character sequences. The method additionally comprises comparing the one or more hash values corresponding to the selected first subset with the one or more hash values corresponding to the selected second subset.04-02-2009
20090276495CHAT SYSTEM, CHAT DEVICE, CHAT SERVER CONTROL METHOD, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided are a chat system, a chat device, a chat server control method, and an information storage medium for realizing sound communication between users. When a message transfer unit (11-05-2009
20090276498SPECIFYING DURING MEETING ESTABLISHMENT WHEN RESPONDENTS ARE TO BE PROMPTED FOR ATTENDANCE INTENTIONS - A meeting initialization request for a meeting can be identified. The meeting initialization request can specify a prompt time for attendance intentions. A programmatic trigger, referred to as a prompt trigger, can be established for the prompt time. A firing of this prompt trigger can occur when a current time equals the prompt time. At this time, at least one potential attendee for the meeting can be determined. A set of potential attendees is typically defined by the meeting initiator within the meeting initialization request. An intention message can be sent to the determined potential attendee responsive to a firing of the programmatic trigger. This intention message can be sent at a time close to the prompt time. The intention message can prompt the potential attendee to indicate whether the potential attendee intends to attend the meeting.11-05-2009
20090276496SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR BUILDING A USER'S BUDDY LIST THROUGH PUBLIC GROUP MEMBERSHIP - Systems, methods and computer program products for hardware assists for building a user's buddy list through public group membership. Exemplary embodiments include identifying a member from the user's buddy list, identifying a skill possessed by the member of the user's buddy list, searching for a group having the skill, selecting the member from the user's buddy list, sending a request to an instant messaging server to obtain a list having all the public groups for the member, receiving a response from the instant messaging server, the response including the list having the public groups for the member, selecting from the list of public group including members that have the skill and performing at least one of adding the public group to a contact list and searching for additional public groups based on users included in the list of public groups of the member.11-05-2009
20090144380PEER-TO-PEER EMAIL - A peer-to-peer email system and methods are provided for distributed email distribution, prevention of SPAM, and efficient email storage. Each email client also serves as a node in the peer-to-peer system, relaying email messages and/or attachments. Large attachments may be transmitted directly from sender to receiver, and if the receiver is not online at the time the sender sends the attachment, the receiver can request the attachment from the sender at a later time.06-04-2009
20090327437REAL TIME MEDIA-BASED SOCIAL NETWORK NOTIFICATIONS - Real time media-based social network notifications are utilized to provide updates of events that occur in a social network in real time. By providing a data feed of events which are monitored in the social network to a real time media system such as a presence-based messaging network, users can be kept up to date with events as they occur in the social network with alerts or instant messages.12-31-2009
20090100138Spam filter - Detection of undesired electronic communication, such as spam emails, by comparing the email with a list of likely spam words and establishing the communication as undesired when the words in the list, are substantially present in the email, even if not completely present. For example, the match is close enough if the words have similar letters in similar orders, but with other letters separating them. Another aspect matches the words with a dictionary or rules defining spelling for the language. Emails with too high a percentage of garbage words are marked as undesirable.04-16-2009
20120143961CALENDAR EVENT CREATION USING ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CONVERSATIONS - A device receives multiple electronic messages. The device identifies a conversation from the multiple electronic messages, and extracts one or more items of data related to the occurrence of an event from the identified conversation. The device further presents the one or more items of data to a user of the device or stores the one or more items of data as a calendar event in association with a calendar application.06-07-2012
20080313288Web gateway multi-carrier support - The present invention provides multi-carrier support in a wireless Internet gateway (WIG) that allows the WIG to send messages to any number of ‘peer’ gateways on the Internet in a conveniently reconfigurable manner. The disclosed embodiments include a ‘Message Distribution Center’ (MDC), through which short messages can be routed to the gateways of other wireless carriers based on carrier formats stored in an abstracted carrier format table. The conventional technique of separate classes written for each carrier is replaced by entries in a look-up table format, to provide a more easily adaptable wireless gateway. Thus, occasional updates of the carrier format table need only be updated, rather than the wireless Internet gateway program, reducing down time for updates, reducing the complexity of updates, and improving the reliability of a wireless Internet gateway in the face of changes for one or more carriers in a wireless network. The present invention enables a WIG to communicate with the gateways of other carriers (particularly other wireless carriers) having different and occasionally changing kinds of message destinations using different and occasionally changing protocols. Information regarding other carriers (i.e., destinations) may be added, changed, and/or removed from a wireless short messaging system network by simply modifying a configuration property file relating to message formats for each other carrier, rather than the conventional technique of providing each carrier with its own class, avoiding the conventional need to reprogram relevant sending gateways.12-18-2008
20090282116METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING CLUSTER MEMBERSHIP BY USE OF STORAGE AREA NETWORK FABRIC - Managing cluster membership and providing and managing locks in the switches forming the interconnecting network. To manage the cluster membership, a zone is created, with indicated members existing in the zone and the zone being managed by the switches. The nodes communicate their membership events, such as alive messages, using an API to work with the switch to which they are attached. The desired membership algorithm is executed by the switches, preferably in a distributed manner. Each switch then enforces the membership policies, including preventing operations from evicted nodes. This greatly simplifies the programs used on the nodes and unburdens them from many time consuming tasks, thus providing improved cluster performance. In a like manner, the switches in the fabric manage the resource locks. The nodes send their lock requests, such as creation and ownership requests, to the switch to which they are connected using an API. The switches then perform the desired lock operation and provide a response to the requesting node. Again, this greatly simplifies the programs used on the nodes and unburdens them from many time consuming activities, providing improved cluster performance.11-12-2009
20090282108E-MAIL MESSAGE AUTHENTICATION AND MARKING EXTENDING STANDARDS COMPLAINT TECHNIQUES - A system and method for e-mail authentication. The method includes aggregating a plurality of headers associated with an e-mail message and transmitting the aggregated plurality of headers to a validation service. A validation response is then received from the validation service. The e-mail is authenticated based on the validation response.11-12-2009
20090287787Process for transmitting data between at least one cockpit display screen and at least one remote client system - A process for transmitting data between at least one display screen in a cockpit and at least one remote client system includes at least one computer, in which the display screen displays a first request to send a message in a first communication protocol; this message is sent to the remote client system over a first link using a second communication protocol. A request to confirm a message is generated and displayed on the display screen via a communication interface designed to receive and generate messages in this first communication protocol, and to receive and generate messages that can be received by the remote client system. The request to confirm the message from the first request is validated by activating a confirmation device separate from the at least one display screen; activating this confirmation device sends a confirmation message via a router system to the remote system awaiting confirmation; this confirmation message, not generated in the first protocol, can be received by the remote client system awaiting confirmation; the router system includes at least one second link separate from the first link.11-19-2009
20090287785Systems 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.11-19-2009
20090287778METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTEXT-SENSITIVE EXCHANGE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for context-sensitive exchange of electronic information, is provided. One implementation involves maintaining multiple signatures for a sender; associating each signature with a recipient address or communication content pattern described based on a rule; sending an electronic communication to a recipient address by automatically selecting a most appropriate signature among the multiple signatures based on the recipient address or content pattern in the communication; and including the selected signature in the electronic communication.11-19-2009
20120296990SHARED CONTENT SERVER FOR ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - Methods, apparati, and computer-readable media for reducing the total amount of disk space used by multiple recipients of an electronic message in a communications network. The present invention removes the requirement that all recipients (11-22-2012
20080281926STB messaging system - There are provided a method, a system and a machine-readable medium for video terminal device messaging. In one embodiment, a method includes querying a user associated with a mobile device whether to receive one or more mobile messages destined for the mobile device at a video terminal device; and selectively receiving the one or more mobile messages at the video terminal device based on a response to the querying.11-13-2008
20090089389Dynamic Email Content Update Process - An email update system dynamically updates the content of an email when the originator of an email has sent the email, and the originator later determines that the email requires editing. The updating may take place transparent to the recipient and without the introduction of duplicative content into the recipient's email program. The email update system comprises a delta engine program and a delta temporary storage in a sender's computer, a queue manager program and an intermediate email queue in a server computer, and a recipient email retrieval program in a recipient's computer.04-02-2009
20090089387ELECTRONIC MAIL COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An electronic mail communication apparatus disclosed herein is connectable to a mail server and capable of transmitting electronic mail. The electronic mail communication apparatus includes; a connection test executing unit which conducts a detailed connection test necessary for establishing connection between the electronic mail communication apparatus and the mail server, in response to a first instruction; and a mail transmitting unit which conducts a simple connection test between the electronic mail communication apparatus and the mail server in response to a second instruction, and thereafter transmits electronic data as the electronic mail to the mail server when the simple connection test succeeds, wherein the simple connection test is simpler than the detailed connection test.04-02-2009
20090089381PENDING AND EXCLUSIVE ELECTRONIC MAIL INBOX - Distinguishing electronic mail (e-mail) messages for a user. An e-mail inbox is provided to include one or more e-mail messages therein. A first section of the inbox is specified. The first section includes a set of the one or more messages, and the set of the one or more messages is indicative of an unknown status. An second section of the inbox is provided, and the second section includes the remaining set of the one or more messages. The remaining set of the messages is indicative of a known status.04-02-2009
20090089377SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC EMAIL CONTENT - A method and computer program product for providing dynamic email content includes sending a request for dynamic email content. The dynamic email content is received from a data store. At least a portion of an email message is populated with the received dynamic email content.04-02-2009
20090089388COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, MAIL PUSH SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A communication system, mail push system and method of pushing mail are disclosed. The communication terminal may comprise a parameter acquisition unit for acquiring at least one parameter related to a user usage state; an information transmission unit for transmitting, to a data processing device at a network side, first information including the at least one parameter related to the user usage state, a mail reception unit for receiving a mail from a mail push device at the network side, wherein the mail is pushed by the mail push device according to a mail push indication message which is related to the first information and second information from a second communication terminal, and the second communication terminal is separated from the communication terminal. The communication terminal, the mail push system and the method thereof may automatically select the communication terminal to which the mail is pushed, according to a parameter related to the current user usage state.04-02-2009
20090089386Method of communicating e-mail and apparatus using the same - Provided are a method of communicating an e-mail and an apparatus using the same. The method includes: selecting at least one image file; generating an index file including an index image of the at least one image file; and generating an e-mail including the at least one image file and the index file. Accordingly, the image file can be checked by simply checking the index file having a relatively small size. In addition, desired image files can be selectively downloaded.04-02-2009
20090089379APPLICATION AND DATA AGNOSTIC COLLABORATION SERVICES - Various embodiments herein include one or more of systems, methods, software, and data structures to create collaboration enabled client applications. In some embodiments, web services are provided on one or more servers that may be called by processes within client applications to facilitate collaboration within a workspace, such as directly within a computer application. Some such web services are application and data agnostic meaning that such web services are not aware of or do not care where application collaboration service calls come from, what their destination application is, or what data is being communicated. These web services, in some such embodiments, just must be properly called by an authorized user.04-02-2009
20090089376AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTION OF CORRECTIVE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION - Methods and apparatus for allowing a central network manager to distribute corrective configuration information to customers using e-mail are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method includes determining if an issue is reported by a first customer system that supports a first device. The issue is associated with the first device. The method also includes obtaining updating information if the issue is reported by the first customer system, and providing the updating information to the first customer system. The first customer system is arranged to distribute the updating information to the first device and to cause the updating information to be implemented on the first device.04-02-2009
20080208990PRESENCE SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, SERVER AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREFOR - A presence system in which communication terminals and a presence server may cooperate to provide status notifications. A communication terminal may provide the server a store message to suspend transmission of status notifications to that communication terminal. The presence server may be arranged so that in response to a store message requesting storage of status notifications the transmission of status notifications from the server to that communication terminal is suspended. Several approaches to release the suspension are provided. The presence system, communication terminal and/or the communication presence server may include hardware and/or computer code or software to provide the respective functions and operations.08-28-2008
20080208999METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDIATING PUBLISHED MESSAGE STREAMS FOR SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for delivering published messages to at least one subscriber in a publish-subscribe messaging system. A computer implemented method for delivering published messages to a subscriber includes receiving a plurality of message streams, and analyzing at least one message from each of the plurality of message streams in accordance with criteria established by the subscriber specifying a message content and a message content quality. At least one message that satisfies the criteria is delivered to the subscriber.08-28-2008
20080208997Electronic mail communication device - An electronic mail communication device may be provided with a receiving device that receives an electronic mail, a sequence map creation device, and an output device. The sequence map creation device may create a sequence map in which correspondent objects corresponding to the correspondents of a series of electronic mails relating to the electronic mail received by the receiving device are arranged along an x direction, and transmission objects indicating from whom and to whom each of the series of electronic mails was transmitted are arranged along a y direction in order of the date and time of communication. The output device may output the sequence map created by the sequence map creation device.08-28-2008
20080208992Mechanism for discovering and recovering missing emails in an email conversation - A mechanism is disclosed for generating a composite email for an email conversation. The composite email includes content automatically extracted from a plurality of the emails in the email conversation, and may be generated in response to a user accessing just one of the emails in the email conversation. A mechanism is also disclosed for discovering and recovering lost emails in an email conversation. A mechanism is further disclosed for automatically moving emails from one container to another after an email has been read. These and other advantageous email generating, manipulation, and organization mechanisms are disclosed herein.08-28-2008
20080208994METHOD AND SYSTEM TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OF EMAIL DISCUSSION WITHIN EMAIL CLIENTS - A method and email system for improving efficiency of email discussion within an email client comprising: an email tag filter for filtering a special tag in email contents, extracting original email contents, and identifying tag related information which includes at least an author name corresponding to the email contents; and a content style setting component for receiving and keeping the tag related information fed by the email tag filter, then identifying which part of the email contents is written by which author according to the tag information, and assigning correct style to corresponding contents using a user customization style for each author. The invention differentiates different users mainly by automatically labeling the contents input by the users, and the input contents can be distributed in different positions within a single email, which matches the natural convention of the current users to use the email system.08-28-2008
20080208981Providing Information Regarding Mailing List Aliases - A method for providing information regarding mailing list aliases, the method including displaying an email message including at least one mailing list alias, and displaying an email address of a recipient of the email message in association with the mailing list alias.08-28-2008
20080208984User interface for transitioning between chat and email - Instant messaging, also known as chat, is integrated with electronic mail in a user interface that provides for conversion of messages between electronic mail (email) and instant messaging. A user interface is provided for allowing a user who is composing an email message to convert the message to a chat message. The chat message will include any content that was present in the electronic mail message, and the user can continue to compose the chat message, and then send it to a chat address determined automatically from the email address of the original email message. Notifications are provided that indicate when chat users have logged on to or logged off from the chat service. These notifications assist a user composing a message to select the most appropriate communication method based upon the current online presence of the intended recipient. A user interface for converting messages in the opposite direction, from chat to email, is also provided.08-28-2008
20080208998SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN A SERVER AND A CLIENT - A system and method for improved client and server communications, more particularly, an improved protocol that may be used for communication between a client and a server, such as in an email environment. Many features are provided for improved communications. An email server may provide the best message body available for an email message, may transfer an entire data object if requested property or properties are not well defined within the data object, may provide progress data for use in tracking download progress, and may send error information for a data object having an error. Email changes may be optimized at an email server component, even if the email changes occurred at another email server component. An email server may maintain a table of changes that occur to folders at an associated data store, and may notify a subscribed email client component of changes that occur in the table.08-28-2008
20080208996METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSFER IN NETWORKS USING DISTRIBUTED FILE LOCATION INDICES - Methods and apparatus for data transfer according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with a peer-to-peer (p2p) network associated with distributed file location index. For example, a system according to various aspects of the present invention may identify a high-demand file item according to communications on the p2p network and store a copy of the high-demand file item. The system may assign a non-random node identifier to the system for identifying the computer system in the p2p network. The system may then respond to requests for the high-demand file item.08-28-2008
20080208989Method for Provision of an Address in a Data Network - The invention relates to a method for provision of an address of an online computer, connected to a data network, for at least one receiving computer. The aim of the invention is the provision of an address, in particular, a temporary IP address in which known disadvantages do not occur. Said aim is achieved, whereby the online computer carries out the following steps: transmission of a first data set, with the identification for at least one server structure globally accessible by the data network, to the receiver computer, whereby the server structure is selected from a number of available server structures, transmission of a second data set, identifying at least one code designator, to the receiving computer and storage of the address of the online computer together with the code designator on the identified server structure.08-28-2008
20080208985System and method for preloading content segments to client devices in an electronic network - A system and method for supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of electronic devices. The electronic devices are initially preloaded in a distributed manner with various content segments from corresponding content items. When a system user selects a particular content item on a corresponding electronic device, a download manager of the electronic device may automatically generate content segment requests to other appropriate electronic devices in the peer-to-peer network. The download manager may then download and automatically reassemble the content segments to produce the selected content item for utilization by the system user.08-28-2008
20080208983Providing Information Regarding Mailing List Aliases - Systems and methods for providing information regarding mailing list aliases to recipients of email messages that are sent using mailing list aliases are provided in the present invention. A method for providing information regarding mailing list aliases in an email message is provided. The method includes displaying an email message including at least one mailing list alias, and displaying a scope indicator in association with the mailing list alias, wherein the scope indicator provides a visual indication that a plurality of email addresses are mapped to the mailing list alias.08-28-2008
20080208978Data Processing Device for Use in an Ad-Hoc Network, and Corresponding Ad-Hoc Network - In one aspect, a data processing device which comprises an application for use in an ad-hoc network whereby the application is provided with a data interface to a central service for the processing of the first data is provided. A proxy instance is connected to the application via a first data connection for the exchange of the first data, while the proxy instance is connected to a plurality of additional data processing devices via the ad-hoc network for the exchange of second data. The proxy instance is adapted to generate the first data from the second data and to generate the second data from the first data, the exchange of the first data between the application and the proxy instance being carried out via the data interface.08-28-2008
20090112997Utilizing Presence Data Associated with Web Item - In one embodiment, a method includes subscribing to a web item, extracting presence data from the web item, receiving the presence data originating from the web item. The method includes updating status associated with the web item based on the presence data and displaying the updated status associated with the web item.04-30-2009
20090276501STORAGE DEVICE, STORAGE SYSTEM AND CONTROL THEREOF - The present invention discloses a storage device connected through an internal network with an external network. The storage device includes a storage medium for storing files and an access unit for carrying out data communication of an e-mail with an attached file for accessing the storage medium with a terminal that is coupled with the external network. The access unit accepts access to the storage medium from the terminal by carrying out the data communication of the e-mail.11-05-2009
20090276500MICROBLOG SEARCH ENGINE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method, system and an apparatus of Microblog Search Engine and method are disclosed. In one aspect, a computer implemented method includes accessing a Short Message between a Broadcaster and a follower through a first Microblog Server and processing the Short Message through a Microblog Search Engine. The processing of Short Message further includes parsing the Short Message with the Microblog Search Engine, generating a Context Metadata of the Short Message, associating explicitly the Context Metadata to the Short Message. In addition the method includes, delivering the Short Message and the Context Metadata to a Requestor through the Microblog Search Engine.11-05-2009
20090276497Click to Create Meeting Makers from Electronic Messages - A method and system for generating meeting maker requests as efficiently and with as few steps as possible. Here, a software API or program automatically generates and populates a meeting maker request by using information already located within an electronic message, such as an e-mail, to compose the meeting maker request. One embodiment includes a method for converting an electronic message into a meeting maker. The method comprises receiving an electronic message. Meeting information is located within the received electronic message. Invited attendees to the meeting are determined based on information within the electronic message. A meeting maker request is automatically generated using the determined information.11-05-2009
20090282119METHOD OF FILTERING SECTIONS OF A DATA STREAM - A method of filtering sections of a data stream involves determining a set of characters of interest, testing each section of the data stream for the presence of one or more of the set of characters of interest and extracting sections in which at least one of the characters is present.11-12-2009
20090282118METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTANT MESSAGING - A method and apparatus for stored message delivery are taught. The method and apparatus can be configured to accomplish the steps of receiving a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message, as a received SIP message, encapsulating the received SIP message in a Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) message, as an encapsulated SIP message; and transmitting the encapsulated SIP message to an intended recipient.11-12-2009
20090282114System and method for generating suggested responses to an email - Disclosed is a method and system for responding to a client email. A new client email is received and analyzed, and a response email is determined from the analyzing of the client email and from analysis of stored email-response pairs.11-12-2009
20090282120SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM - A networked computer system provides various services for assisting users in locating, and establishing contact relationships with, other users. For example, in one embodiment, users can identify other users based on their affiliations with particular schools or other organizations. The system also provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users, and to grant permissions for such other users to view personal information of the user. The system may also include features for enabling users to identify contacts of their respective contacts. In addition, the system may automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.11-12-2009
20090282117MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND MANAGEMENT METHOD - A destination table is updated on the basis of the use record of destination information in adaptation to the environment of a user. A device management server collects a destination table managed by each device from a device on a network. Then, the device management server checks the use record of the destination table collected from each image forming device, and determines a candidate to be deleted. Then, the device management server does not delete the destination table determined to be a deletion candidate when a number of times operations have been performed by the image forming device in a predetermined period is less than a threshold value. The device management server deletes the destination table of the determined candidate when the number of times operations have been performed by the image forming device in the predetermined period is greater than or equal to the threshold value.11-12-2009
20090282115SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING INSTANT MESSAGING CONVERSATIONS - A system and method are provided for updating multiple active conversations in an instant messaging application. A menu item may be provided that, when selected enables the user to enter a common message that, when sent is applied to each of the active conversations. This allows the user to convey the same information to multiple parties, e.g. when they suddenly become unavailable. The user may also use one or more default messages to further speed up the process.11-12-2009
20090282113Apparatus and method for providing a photocopier with e-mail capability - An apparatus and method provides a photocopier with E-mail capability by integrating a system into the photocopier. The system is made to be compatible with the software programming of a multi-functional product (MFP) to allow the MFP to communicate with XML web pages. In this way, the MFP is permitted to ask an external application running on a server to do desired tasks and to see and interact with the application from the touch screen of the MFP which is typically populated with light emitting diodes (LEDs). When the features of the system are provided in the MFP and when those features are selected from the touch screen, a special screen opens up on the MFP allowing the user to enter one or more e-mail addresses as well as a subject line and a message as would be the case in any e-mail. When a send feature is activated, the MFP's settings are used to create an electronic file which has been scanned and create an e-mail attachment which is then sent through an external server using “File-Max Mail,” the present invention's trademark. The system is provided with an Internet connection so that when using the features of the present invention, an e-mail plus attachment can be sent to one or more third party recipients. A copy of the e-mail as sent is also forwarded to a designated account or a plurality of designated accounts of the user.11-12-2009
20090282111Methods and Apparatus for Referring Media Content - Methods, devices, computer program products and systems are provided for referring media content at communication devices, such as wireless communication devices. The methods, systems and devices allow for all forms of media content to be referred, such as audio, video, multimedia content and the like and, in particular advertising content. In addition, the methods, systems and device provide for the content providers to optimize the delivery schedules and/or methods of delivery based on the volume of referrals. In addition, by tracking the volume of referrals, content providers can alter billing structure, such as advertising rates associated with advertising content.11-12-2009
20090282110CUSTOMIZABLE DYNAMIC E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION LISTS - A computer-implemented method for generating a customized dynamic distribution e-mail list is provided. The method includes determining a predefined addressee-selecting rule in response to a user-executed command to send an e-mail. The method also includes selecting at least one addressee from an electronic data file based upon the addressee-selecting rule. The method further includes, for each addressee selected, inserting a corresponding address into a predetermined field of an e-mail prior to conveying the e-mail over a data communications network.11-12-2009
20090282109Method to Invite Users to a Virtual World Using Instant Messaging - A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for initiating a session in a virtual world. An instant messaging system (IMS) comprises a registry of IMS user identifiers cross-referenced to their corresponding virtual world user identifiers. A first IMS user implements a virtual world invitation module as a result of an IMS session to invite a second IMS user to participate in a virtual world session. The first IMS user selects the IMS user identifier of the second IMS user, followed by selection of a target virtual world and a virtual world identifier. Once completed, the invitation is sent the IMS user identifier of the second IMS user, who receives the invitation and signifies their acceptance or declination. If accepted, the cross-referenced virtual world user identifiers of the first and second IMS users are used to log them into the agreed-upon virtual world venue and initiate a virtual world session.11-12-2009
20090282107Adaptive Electronic Introductions - A method for providing electronic introductions includes providing, with an electronic communication, an electronic introduction that gives additional information regarding a party to the electronic communication that is in addition to the electronic identification of that party. A system for providing an electronic introduction may include a computer configured to search at least one database for information about a party being introduced and compile an electronic introduction for the party incorporating the information; and an electronic communication function configured to provide access to the electronic introduction to a recipient of an electronic communication sent by the party using the electronic communication function.11-12-2009
20090282106CONTEXT-AWARE CONTENT TRANSMISSION UTILITY - A method is disclosed. The method includes monitoring a user interface for a data item delivery request. In response to receipt of the data item delivery request, a data type for a data item selected for a delivery is determined, and a schema for performing the delivery is selected. Content of the data item for the delivery is selected, and the content is sent using the schema. The delivery is recorded in an activity log.11-12-2009
20080270545ENHANCED MESSAGE-ID AS ELECTRONIC WATERMARK FOR ELECTRONIC MAIL FILTERING - The present invention is directed to an enhanced Message-ID for an email message produced by an enhanced Message-ID generator and validator of an email system. The enhanced Message-ID comprises a symbolic name used to identify the presence of an enhanced Message-ID header, a timestamp value indicating when a modification was applied to the header, an original value of the Message-ID header, and a textual representation of a one-way security hash generated from the timestamp value, the original value, and a secret phrase.10-30-2008
20090287776SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOGENERATED EMAIL FOLLOW-UP - A system and method for transmitting an electronic mail message to one or more intended recipients, which allows the user to designate that an electronic mail message contains a request for information which requires a reply from the one or more intended recipients, monitors electronic mail messages incoming to the sender to detect whether a reply has been received within the response period, and upon receiving a reply from any of the one or more intended recipients, presents the reply to the sender with one or more user-selectable icons which allow the sender to accept the reply as sufficient or request more information from the one or more intended recipients in response to selection of a user-selectable icon.11-19-2009
20090287786MESSAGE BOARD AGGREGATOR - Web content representing a first message is displayed in a window of a computer program. The first message is one of a plurality of messages posted to an online forum. A plurality of message summaries are displayed in the same window of the computer program, contemporaneously with the first message. The plurality of message summaries include first information derived from the first message and second information derived from a second message in the plurality of messages. The web content representing the first message may, for example, be displayed in a first frame of the window and the information derived from the first message may be displayed in a second frame of the same window. The online forum may, for example, be a web-based financial message board.11-19-2009
20090287784SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDING MEDIA CONTENT TO ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A method includes receiving an electronic message by a communication entity; determining if an indicator in the electronic message identifies the communication entity as an entity to retrieve a content referenced in the electronic message; and retrieving the content from a storage unit if the indicator identifies the communication entity as an entity to retrieve the content. An address of the content is identified in the electronic message.11-19-2009
20090287781GROUPING MESSAGES USING PATTERNS IN A MESSAGING SYSTEM - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for handling messages. A plurality of messages that have failed to be sent to a set of destination applications is identified. The plurality of messages is grouped based on a pair of associated identifiers in headers for the plurality of messages into a set of groupings. The set of groupings is sent to a set of recipients associated with the set of groupings.11-19-2009
20090287780MANAGEMENT OF EMAIL THREADS - A method and system are provided for managing email threads. The method includes receiving a plurality of separate email threads. The method further includes generating associations between at least two email threads of the plurality of separate email threads. The method further includes displaying the associations of the at least two email threads. As a result, users can conveniently view the associated email threads and perform operations on particular email threads.11-19-2009
20090287779METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO SELECTIVELY MARK EMAIL AS PARTIALLY REVIEWED - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for selectively marking email as partially reviewed are described. An extent to which a user has reviewed an email is estimated, and a review value is assigned to the email based upon the estimated extent of review. A visual indicator associated with the email is displayed, wherein the appearance of the visual indicator is determined at least by the review value. In an exemplary embodiment, the email contains one or more recipient email addresses, wherein each recipient email address is associated with a recipient review value. In the exemplary embodiment, a visual indicator is displayed corresponding to the recipient review value associated with each recipient email address.11-19-2009
20100293240METHOD FOR STORING CONVERSATION UPON USER'S REQUEST IN CPM SYSTEM, AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method for storing a conversation upon a user's real-time request in a Converged-IP Messaging (CPM) service is provided. The method includes storing a conversation in a message storage server on a network or stopping the storage of the conversation upon a user's request. A target that can be stored within a conversation includes a pager mode message, a large message, and media delivered through the session. In this manner, media in the conversation may be limited to media selected by a user.11-18-2010
20100281129METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING FILE SHARING IN AUDIO AND VIDEO CONFERENCE - A method for implementing file sharing in an audio and video conference includes: receiving a message sent by a file sharing initiator in the audio and video conference for requesting to create a file sharing data conference; creating the data conference for the initiator, and adding the initiator into the data conference; and carrying Session Description Protocol (SDP) information of a monitoring port distributed to the data conference in a response message, and sending the message to the initiator. A device and system for implementing file sharing in an audio and video conference are also provided.11-04-2010
20100299396METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING A SELECTION STATUS FOR CONTACTS CONTAINED IN AN ELECTRONIC ADDRESS BOOK - A method and system for configuring a selection status with respect to one or more contact items in an e-mail address book is disclosed. The e-mail address book related to an e-mail editor includes the contact items from which a list of intended e-mail recipients can be selected for e-mailing via a number of actions (e.g., “To:”, “Cc:”, or “Bcc:”). A status indicator can be utilized to indicate actions applicable to each of the contact items in a current work flow. The status indicator can be displayed alongside each contact item from the address book that permits a user to easily identify the selection status related to the contact items at a glance when scrolling through the list of intended recipients.11-25-2010
20090300119BACKUP AND RESTORE FEATURE FOR MOBILE MESSAGING - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to managing a mobile messaging server deployment and provide a method, system and computer program product for a backup and restore feature for a mobile messaging system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for backup and restore in a mobile messaging system can be provided. The method can include deploying a mobile messaging system for use in cooperation with a communicatively coupled e-mail server and pushing e-mail from the e-mail server to wireless devices belonging to different subscribers through the mobile messaging system. The method also can include acquiring a snapshot of the deployed mobile messaging system exemplary of a contemporaneous state of the mobile messaging system, and storing the snapshot for subsequent retrieval and restoration of a subsequently prior state of the mobile messaging system.12-03-2009
20090300118SUBSCRIBER AUDIT FEATURE FOR MOBILE MESSAGING - In an embodiment of the invention, a method for subscriber auditing in a mobile messaging system can be provided. The method can include deploying a mobile messaging system for use in cooperation with a communicatively coupled e-mail server, pushing e-mail from the e-mail server to wireless devices belonging to different subscribers through the mobile messaging system, counting the subscribers and comparing a number of the subscribers to a permitted number of licensed subscribers for the mobile messaging system, and alerting an administrator of the mobile messaging system when the number of the subscribers counted crosses a threshold value less than the licensed subscribers. In one aspect of the embodiment, the threshold value can be zero thus an alert is only sent when the number of subscribers counted exceeds the permitted number of licensed subscribers.12-03-2009
20090240777METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING MESSAGING CONSUMERS - The present invention is directed to a system, method, and computer-program product for protecting messaging consumers. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for protecting messaging consumers can be provided. The method can include intercepting a message prior to arrival at a destination, comparing the message to one or more known message structures to determine the message structure, and determining if a message has a valid message structure for the destination. Intercepting a message prior to arrival at a destination may intercepts a message on a queue before the message is consumed by a consumer. Comparing the message to known message structures compares a message to message schemas, for example, XML schema, Java object definition or C structure format.09-24-2009
20100138498Method and Apparatus for Opening a Program Based on a Communication That Has Not Been Accessed - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprising a processor configured to receive a communication, the communication having not been accessed, activate an interactive area based at least in part on the communication not being accessed, and receive a signal from a selection of the interactive area.06-03-2010
20080275958DISTRIBUTED AND SCALABLE INSTANT MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for addressing an entity for an internet-based service other than electronic mailing includes selecting a prefix that is uniquely associated the internet-based service, providing an email address for the entity, where the email address includes a username and domain, and attaching the prefix to the domain to convert automatically the email address into an address for the entity for the internet-based service.11-06-2008
20080275956GROUPING EVENT NOTIFICATIONS IN A DATABASE SYSTEM - Techniques for grouping events in a computing system are provided. A registrant sends, to a database server, a request to register to receive a single notification based the occurrence of multiple events that satisfy certain criteria, referred to as grouping attributes. Such registrations are referred to as grouping registrations. An eventing mechanism in the database server receives and maintains grouping registrations. When an event is received, the eventing mechanism determines whether the event has been registered for in an active grouping registration, i.e., one whose start time has passed but whose completion criteria are not yet satisfied. If so, then the eventing mechanism updates grouping data associated with the grouping registration. When the completion criteria of a grouping registration are satisfied, the eventing mechanism sends a notification to the registrant and/or other intended recipient(s). The notification may provide a summary of all the events in the group or provide details about a single event from the group, such as the latest event.11-06-2008
20120297003NEGOTIABLE INFORMATION ACCESS IN ELECTRONIC SOCIAL NETWORKS - A method for implementing an electronically-based negotiation session between users within an ESN. The method includes sending a message including a request portion and a response portion from a first user to a second user in a round of successive rounds, and in response to receiving the message from the first user, sending a message from the second user to the first user in a subsequent round, the message from the second user including a response portion responsive to the request portion of the message from the first user and a request portion. When a new round is performed, evaluating whether an agreement exists by checking messages previously exchanged, and exchanging subsequent messages, when any rounds remain and the session has not been terminated, and granting access and exchanging data between the users, executing actions, and setting policies as negotiated, when the session has been terminated and an agreement exists.11-22-2012
20120297004 MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A messaging method is implemented by a system in a mobile network in which there are mobile devices including devices A, B, C, D, and E. An originating device sends a message addressed to multiple terminating devices. The system receives the messages and correlates them and routes them to the terminating devices. The system correlates the messages by grouping them according to originating device and sending time frame. The system allocates a global title record address from a pool for the session. The system forwards the messages with an MT-FSM, in which the originating device information is included in the message body, and the recipient address is that of the specific terminating device. The system transmits a confirmation message to the originating device.11-22-2012
20120297002SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING HEADER FIELDS IN A MESSAGE - Embodiments of the systems and methods described herein facilitate the transmitting, receiving, and processing of encoded messages wherein the header fields in the message header are protected. In one embodiment, the contents of the header fields to be protected are inserted into the message body as one or more additional lines of text, for example, prior to encoding and transmitting the message to a message recipient. Upon receipt of the message, the message recipient processes the encoded message such that the contents of the protected header fields can be extracted from the message body. Accordingly, by inserting the contents of the header fields to be protected into the message body, the header fields may be protected using existing standards and protocols for facilitating secure message communication.11-22-2012
20120296991ADAPTIVE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR IDENTIFYING POPULAR TOPICS FROM MESSAGES - An adaptive system architecture for identifying popular topics from messages are disclosed. In one aspect, one example of a system which includes a client device which determines, from the set of messages, commonly or frequently occurring topics and computes at least a portion of the analytics for the commonly or frequently occurring topics in the set of messages that indicate respective levels of popularity. Other portions of the analytics used to determine the respective levels of trendiness of the commonly or frequently occurring topics can be computed by other client devices. Such computation can take place in the web-browsers forming a web-based crowd computing platform for message stream analysis.11-22-2012
20120296989FILE TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND FILE TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR SUPPORTING FILE TRANSMISSION IN MOBILE MESSAGING SERVICE - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention disclose a file transmission management system and a file transmission management method for supporting a file transmission in a mobile messaging service. The file transmission management system may include a file transmission manager to receive a file from an Internet storage space associated with a user when the user requests a transmission of the file stored in the Internet storage space.11-22-2012
20120296988EMAIL SPAM ELIMINATION USING PER-CONTACT ADDRESS - A method and system to transparently generate or manually allocate an authorized email address per contact and accept email sent to the authorized email address from the contact. If an authorized email address is leaked, it will be detected quickly, revoked and the assignee of the authorized email will be notified. When one of the user's contacts has sent an email to multiple recipients including the user, replies to the present conversation are allowed from other recipients. The user can generate a few open addresses that can receive email from any address. This allows the user to post email addresses on print or electronic publications and websites to allow readers to send email. This address could be revoked after a certain point in time or expire after an allocated lifetime.11-22-2012
20120296987Lightweight Messaging with Location Between Users of a Social Networking System - A social networking system provides a mechanism for lightweight messaging (e.g., a “poke”) between users of a social networking system. To initiate a new message from one user to another, the sender requests a poke by specifying the intended recipient. The system receives the request, obtains a location of the sender, verifies that the sender and recipient are both users of the social networking system and have established a connection, and then transmits a lightweight message to the recipient. The message history between users may be stored for later viewing, and third party services may access the messaging capability, e.g., via APIs.11-22-2012
20120296986AUTO CONNECT IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - A wireless device that automatically forms a connection to a remote device in accordance with a peer-to-peer protocol. The remote device may be designated as an auto-connect device for the wireless device such that, when the wireless device determines that it is in the vicinity of the auto-connect device, it can re-form a connection to the remote device based on stored information for re-establishing connections among a persistent group of devices, but without any express user input. When a user requests that the wireless device perform a function that involves interaction with an auto-connect device, that function may be performed with the delay associated with forming a connection. Any of multiple techniques may be employed for identifying devices designated as auto-connect devices and for determining when the wireless device and a remote, auto-connect devices are in close proximity.11-22-2012
20120296985Apparatus, Method, and a Computer Program for a Form Identification Number - Embodiments of the present invention pertain to an apparatus and a method that are configured to receive a request to generate a form identification number for a particular form and generate a form identification number for the particular form in response to the request. The apparatus and method also configured to transmit a message comprising the form identification number to a form generator.11-22-2012
20120296983MANAGING COMPRESSION DICTIONARIES - One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for managing compression dictionaries. In particular, messages between a sender and a recipient may be compressed using a combination of static compression dictionaries and/or dynamic dictionaries. The static compression dictionaries may be updated with new dictionary entries based upon a recipient decompressing a compressed message received from a sender, a dynamic dictionary associated with the compressed message and/or a prepared response. In this way, the static dictionary may evolve over time to provide a flexible and customized approach for managing compression dictionaries. Dictionary versioning may be provided, such that a sender dictionary and a recipient dictionary may be updated to maintain synchronization.11-22-2012
20110208822Method and system for customized, contextual, dynamic and unified communication, zero click advertisement and prospective customers search engine - The present invention relates device, system and method for facilitating receiving active note(s) from active note(s) provider(s) from the client device and responding multidimensional active resources & actions(s) for said active note(s) by multidimensional active resources & actions(s) provider(s) to the client device. A real time and/or near real communication mechanism such as online, smart and mobile communication applications like web site, smart client, instant messaging, e-mail may be used to communicate with a client device and a community of responders or multidimensional active resources & actions(s) provider(s). One or more Active Note(s) are received from client devices, processed, and sent to responders. Responses from the responders are received, and response is sent to the client device.08-25-2011
20100161733CONTACT-SPECIFIC AND LOCATION-AWARE LEXICON PREDICTION - Word predictions in a message are selected or prioritized based on the recipient of the message and a previous location of use by a user. An input history is created based on messages sent to the recipient from the user at a particular location (e.g., global positioning system coordinates). As the user composes subsequent messages, a current location of the user is determined. Word predictions are performed based on a comparison of the current location to the previous locations, and based on the recipient(s). In further embodiments, location-aware spell-check functionality is provided for the messages.06-24-2010
20110208818Location Messaging System - A system for storing retrieving and presenting messages where the messages are associated with a physical location. The content of the messages can include all types of media, text, pictures, audio, video and raw data. Messages can be standalone messages or messages with any number of additional messages attached to them. The messages associated with physical locations are created by users of a variety of end device types such as smart phones or portable or stationary computing devices. Users search for messages while providing a physical location. Messages that are associated with a location that is within a specified distance of the provided location will be displayed by the end device. Some messages can be configured such that the associated location of the message changes automatically and periodically, giving the message the appearance of movement.08-25-2011
20090313336TRANSMISSION OF INSTANT MESSAGES ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to presence awareness for instant messaging and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for adaptive instant messaging awareness. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for adaptive instant messaging awareness can be provided. The method can include receiving an instant message for transmission to a user of an instant messaging system and determining that the user is not currently available to receive an instant message. The method can further include delaying transmission of the instant message to the user until a later determination that the user is available to receive an instant message.12-17-2009
20100293242Conversation-Based E-Mail Messaging - A method and system for searching messages is disclosed that includes searching a message repository to identify a plurality of conversations that each include at least one message that is relevant to a search query. Alternatively, conversations as a whole may be relevant to a search query rather than individual messages. Each of the plurality of the identified conversations includes one or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet predefined criteria and a conversation identifier. A list of conversations is created representing at least a subset of the identified conversations and a conversation is selected from that list. In that selected conversation, first messages are differentiated from second messages which may differentiate portions of text or messages that are relevant to the search query from those that are not.11-18-2010
20100299392Method for controlling remote devices using instant message - A method for controlling remote devices using an instant message is disclosed. The invention is to receive messages from the remote network devices, which are monitored through an instant messaging protocol. The instant messaging software, such as the MSN messenger, is used by a user receiving the messages. The user uses a MSN chat window to send commands to the remote devices and request a response. Preferably a step to establish a connection between a connection apparatus and the devices to be monitored is used. Next, a network connection for the software is established. Then the software is standby for an incoming message. As the connection apparatus detects message sent from the devices, the message is transmitted to the user and the software after translation. Moreover, the user can issue commands to the connection apparatus through the software, and the device's operational status is fed back via a chat window.11-25-2010
20100281128SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MESSAGES BEING COMPOSED BY A USER - A system and method for processing messages being composed by a user of a computing device (e.g. a mobile device). Embodiments are described in which the performance of certain tasks is initiated before a direction is received from a user to send a message being composed by the user. This may involve, for example, “pre-fetching” security-related data that will be required in order to send a message that is in the process of being composed by the user securely. Such data may include security policy data, certificate data, and/or certificate status data, for example.11-04-2010
20100281124Routing Messages - This invention relates to a method of routing for a message via an IMS system is disclosed. A message is received at an ICSCF. Address information is obtained for one of an application server, server or gateway for which said message is intended. The message is sent to said application server, server or gateway in accordance with said address information.11-04-2010
20100281123SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGETED COMMUNICATION - Aspects of the present invention can include a method for targeted communication of a message to one or more users. The example method described herein can include the steps of in response to a first input, selecting a predetermined message and in response to a second input, selecting a predetermined user group to receive the predetermined message. Further steps of the example method can include in response to a third input, selecting a predetermined time for transmission of the predetermined message to the predetermined user group; and transmitting the predetermined message to the predetermined user group in response to the predetermined time. Other aspects of the present invention can be configured as computer program products and systems and/or devices adapted to perform one or more steps of the example methods.11-04-2010
20100281122METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING EMAILS - The present invention provides a method and system for processing emails. The method comprising: receiving a correction request including an identifier of an original email and an incorrect recipient; in response to the correction request, creating a correction record including the identifier of the original email and the incorrect recipient; in response to receiving relevant emails of the original email, determining whether recipients of the relevant emails include the incorrect recipient; and in response to determining that recipients of the relevant emails include the incorrect recipient, processing the relevant emails based on the correction record.11-04-2010
20100217821APPLICATION SERVER-CENTRIC QUALITY OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT IN NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS - An application server-centric approach for managing quality of service in network communications involves an application server causing the modification of an existing communications session with a device, via a layer-2 change to a communications link used by the session, so that the session supports a different quality of service level for the device. The process starts when a request to initiate a communications session is received from a device. A session is initiated with the device, wherein the session supports a first quality of service level. In response to detecting the occurrence of an event, an application server determines that a second quality of service level is to be supported based upon the detected event and service criteria data. The application server then causes the existing session to be modified, via a layer-2 change to the communications link, so that the existing session supports the second quality of service level for the device.08-26-2010
20100217814APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENABLING NETWORK-COMPATIBLE CAMERAS TO OPERATE IN INSTANT MESSAGING NETWORKS - The invention relates to an apparatus including a first processing module that is configured to provide data, a network services module, an instant messaging module including a streaming module integrated in the instant messaging module, and an instant messaging controller. The instant messaging module is configured to support execution of a first instant messaging client. The streaming module is configured to process the data to generate processed data and to send the processed data to the network services module in response to the instant messaging controller. The instant messaging controller is configured to control the instant messaging module. The first instant messaging client is configured to log on to an instant messaging service, log off from the instant messaging service, exchange information with the instant messaging service, and transmit the processed data via the instant messaging service.08-26-2010
20090037541SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RESPONDING TO A MESSAGE SENT TO A USER AT AN EMAIL SERVER - A system and methods for adding a personal touch to auto-reply email messages is presented herein. The system and method involve a user enabling a personalized auto-reply feature in their email client, the email client communicating such enablement to a related email server, the email server receiving an email message for the user, the email server determining personal identifier of the sender of the email message and the email server sending a personalized auto-reply using the determined personal identifier to compose and send an auto-reply with a personal touch. The email server may determine the personal identifier through searching one of the user's address book or a global address list for an address entry having the reply address found in the received message's header or the email server may search the body of the received email message to determine personal identifier.02-05-2009
20090037543SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PRIORITIZE CHAT ALERTS BASED ON AN ORGANIZATIONAL HIERARCHICAL CHAIN - In a chat alert method and system, a chat user creates alert profiles that include the requestor's level in an organizational hierarchy as a parameter and the alert type for the level. When a chat client receives a chat request from a requester for a receiver, the chat client determines if there is a chat alert profile that matches the requestor's level. If so, then an alert is issued to the receiver according to the matching chat alert profile. Optionally, the chat alert profile sets an alternate alert system, where if the receiver does not respond to the request within a specified time, an alert is sent using the alternate alert system. Chat requests from requesters higher up in the reporting chain can be highlighted for the receiver. The receiver can then prioritize the chat requests that he/she receives and respond to them in a timely fashion.02-05-2009
20090037542METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF EMAIL FORWARDING BY REMOVING DUPLICATION - In a method and system for removing email forwarding duplication, when an email was sent for the first time, the email was assigned a unique identifier. An aggregate recipient list was created and associated with the unique identifier. When the email is to be forwarded, the aggregate recipient list has recipients previously forwarded the email. The recipient list of the forwarding email is compared with the aggregate recipient list. If duplicate email addresses are found, the duplicate email addresses are displayed to a sender of the forwarding email. If the sender chooses not to send the forwarding email to the duplicate email addresses, the duplicate email addresses are removed from the recipient list of the forwarding email. New recipients of the forwarding email are added to the aggregate recipient list. The forwarding email with the unique identifier is sent to the recipient list.02-05-2009
20120297001Method and System for Message Pacing - A system for managing message volume and timing, which permits first and second messages to be spaced apart over time, with the pacing controlled in part by a characteristic of the second message. The system receives a first message and sends the first message to an intended recipient. When the system receives a second message for the recipient, the system determines a separation based on a pacing algorithm and send the second message to the recipient according to the separation.11-22-2012
20120296992INSTANT MESSAGING VALIDATION - A character string can be received. A determination can be made of whether the received character string includes or is a request for a network resource. When it is determined that the received character string comprises a request for a network resource, an identical network resource address can be determined from a browser history of a web browser. The identical network resource address can be communicated to an instant messaging client application.11-22-2012
20090119380Schema Negotiation for Versioned Documents Transmitted in a Distributed Environment - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for negotiating schema information relating to one or more content types of a message body comprised within a message of a communication protocol. A communication protocol message such as a SIP or HTTP message is generated by a sender towards a recipient, wherein the message includes a message body. A schema indicator is provided in the communication protocol message to indicate acceptability of variations of a content type of a message body or body part in a response from the recipient.05-07-2009
20100146065METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REALIZING INSTANT MESSAGING BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF MEMBERS IN AN INSTANT MESSENGER GROUP - The invention provides a technical solution for instant messaging among multiple members of an instant messenger group. An instant messenger group server is independent of an instant messenger server. At least one group identification and a member list of each group identified by the corresponding group identification are prestored in the group server. The instant messenger group server logs in to the instant messenger server as an instant messenger client, using each of said at least one group identification as an instant messenger identification, and receives instant messages sent by an instant messenger client and sends the instant messages respectively to each of the instant messenger clients corresponding to the instant messenger identifications of other members the instant messenger server. Since the instant messenger group server is independent of the instant messenger server, the instant messenger group server can support multiple instant messenger platforms.06-10-2010
20090006568Network-based collaboration record - A network-accessible data storage service integrated with instant messenger software. Network-based collaboration between one or more collaborators may be facilitated by enabling information exchanged in an instant messaging environment, such as files and comments, to be integrated into a network-accessible data storage service and made available to the one or more collaborators after collaboration in the instant messaging environment has ended. In some embodiments of the invention, a data storage service may comprise an instant messaging service through which the data storage service may be a collaborator. Information exchanged during the network-based conversations may be received by the data storage service as if it were one of the one or more collaborators and may be stored by the data storage service in a network-accessible location. The data may then be made available to the one or more collaborators of the network-based collaboration following the end of the network-based collaboration.01-01-2009
20100138509IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING WITH AN IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE OVER A NETWORK - In an image display device figured to be connected to a network, a method of communicating over the network with a remote device on the network is disclosed. The method includes receiving a message sent to a multicast address on the network by the remote device, wherein the message includes an instruction to the image display device to perform a function; and performing the function instructed by the message.06-03-2010
20080244019System and method for plug and play video-conferencing - The present invention is a system and method for simply and intuitively establishing and using a communication link with another user. Various embodiments of the present invention allow one or more non-technically oriented users to also easily set up for, and engage easily in a video call. In an embodiment, a communication application used over a network (e.g., the Internet) is seamlessly downloaded onto a user's machine if necessary. The user is provided with an account which has already been created/registered with the application. In addition, the user's account is linked to at least one other account, and information for each account is populated into the buddy-list or contact information for the other account. Providing of already created/registered accounts, and the linking of various accounts, permits easy and seamless communication between users. In one embodiment, cards are used to provide the user with information regarding the pre-registered accounts.10-02-2008
20080244022EMAIL TEMPLATES FOR PERSON TO PERSON COMMUNICATIONS - Systems and methods are described for customizing electronic communications and systems. In particular, methods for generating and using templates are described. Email is typically customized according to a scheme or format selected by the user and in accordance with an affinity of the user with an organization, sports team or an event. Participants in a sporting activity may choose to participate in disclosed systems on behalf of the league or sporting organization's members. Text and graphical content provided by participants may be associated with links to dynamically provided information. Content providers may offer a plurality of templates including branded messaging such as E-mail featuring images and brand related to sports, motion picture, arts, entertainment and hobbies. Templates may include advertising content allowing a service provider to generate revenue from ad placement. A toolbar is described that permits subscribers to choose whether a template should be added to the message.10-02-2008
20080244026Real-Time Notification of Presence Changes - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for providing presence and availability status information of a first user to a second user. The system includes a presence availability server for storing presence and availability status information of the first user. The presence availability server is configured to detect a change in the presence and availability status of the first user. The presence availability server also informs a notification server of a change in the presence and availability status of the first user. The notification server sends a notification message to a communication device of the second user. The notification message contains current presence and availability status information of the first user. Other systems and methods are also provided.10-02-2008
20080244011System and Method for providing instant messaging session backups - A system, method, and program product are provided that receives an instant messaging request from a sender over a network, such as the Internet. The instant messaging request is directed to requesting an instant messaging session with a primary recipient. The system determines whether the primary recipient is available. If the primary recipient is available, the system sets up the instant messaging session with the primary recipient. On the other hand, if the primary recipient is unavailable, the system identifies a backup recipient. This is accomplished by retrieving stored backup recipient identifiers that correspond to one or more backup recipients associated with the primary recipient. At least one available backup recipient identifier from the one or more stored backup recipient identifiers is identified, and the instant messaging session is set up with the identified (available) backup recipient.10-02-2008
20080244015APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DIALOG DRIVEN UP-SELLING - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for automated dialog driven up-selling. A conversion module may convert a service dialog into service dialog text. A search module searches the service dialog text from the service dialog between a customer and a customer service agent for at least one specified key word. An identification module identifies a customer interaction in response to the at least one key word. An opportunity module identifies an interaction opportunity wherein the customer is not interacting with the customer service agent. A presentation module presents the customer interaction to a customer. A blocking module may receive a blocking request and block customer interaction.10-02-2008
20080244013Method, Apparatus, System, Medium, and Signals for Publishing Content Created During a Communication - Systems, apparatus and methods related to multiple-party communications conducted between client computers in a computer network. For example, a method and apparatus for publishing content created during a previous communication hosted by a server are disclosed. The content is represented by a first plurality of saved messages saved in a persistent memory on the server, the server being in communication with a computer network. The method involves receiving a request from a first computer in the computer network to view the content, the request including an identifier identifying the first plurality of saved messages. The method further involves reading the first plurality of saved messages associated with the identifier from the persistent memory, producing first output messages representing the content in respective saved messages in the first plurality of saved messages, and transmitting the first output messages to the first computer.10-02-2008
20080244016Method and system for processing a message by a message provider - A method for processing a message by a message provider that includes receiving, for a topic, a mutual exclusion function from each application instance of a plurality of application instances, receiving the message for the topic, and sending the message to one application instance of the plurality of application instances based on executing each of the mutual exclusion functions, wherein the mutual exclusion functions ensure that the message is sent to a single application instance of the plurality of application instances.10-02-2008
20080244012INSTANT MESSAGING WITH REDUCED MESSAGE OVERHEAD - A messaging system with reduced overhead, the system including a messaging server operative to receive a typing message sent from the first computer and destined for a second computer, and a message filter operative to determine a level of unused resources of the server, and instruct the server to forward the typing message to the second computer only if the level is within predefined parameters.10-02-2008
20080244027System and Method Related to Generating and Tracking an Email Campaign - A method and system for generating and tracking an email campaign is described. An email campaign generator generates an email campaign template from an email target database. The email target database comprises at least one email target. An email campaign engine generates a custom email corresponding to each of the at least one email target. The custom email is formed from the email campaign template. The email campaign engine sends to each of the at least one email target the corresponding custom email. A campaign tracker receives at least one response corresponding to the sent custom email. The campaign tracker creates a campaign tracking list that includes the received at least one response.10-02-2008
20110270938SCHEDULABLE E-MAIL FILTERS - An e-mail filter may be associated with a schedule defining a recurrent active time period. As such, some e-mail filters may be active at specific times of day and on specific days of the week and inactive the rest of the time. Before applying any filters, the current time is determined and it is determined which filters are active. The determination of which filters are active is based on the current time being within the active time period.11-03-2011
20120185542REGISTERING EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR ONLINE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - A client computing device registers an email address as an identifier for online communication sessions. An email validation request message is received from the client computing device to validate an email address that includes the email address and an online communication session profile identifier that identifies an online communication session profile of a user of the client computing device. Responsive to determining that the email address has been validated, an email validated success message is sent to the client computing device. An activated email address request message is received from the client computing device that includes the email address and the online communication session profile identifier. The email address is then activated as an identifier associated with the online communication session profile to be used for online communication sessions.07-19-2012
20110270931News Feed Techniques - News feed techniques are described. In implementations, content is parsed from one or more emails that are addressed to a user. The parsed content from the email is exposed, automatically and without user intervention, for output in a news feed of the user.11-03-2011
20080250109Method and system for tracking time over instant messenger - A method and apparatus for allowing the tracking the starting, ending and duration of instant messenger (“IM”) interactions, are disclosed. An IM application, running on an electronic device, may provide functionality to capture the duration and history of an interaction between users over an IM infrastructure. The IM application may regulate an interactive session (“session”) over IM, capturing a users' explicit agreement to engage in a session, the user's pausing and ending of the session, and the history of the session (text, voice, files etc. exchanged between the parties as part of the IM session). In addition, monetary rate may be associated with a session and a monetary charge, associated with the monetary rate and session duration, may be captured, confirmed, reported and/or billed. The record of an IM session may be synchronized among users' IM applications and exported to other applications or for storage. Tracking IM sessions may be made a part of IM client applications, may be part of a module which may be associated with one or more IM client applications, or may be a part of applications and devices capable of exchanging messages over an IM infrastructure.10-09-2008
20100138500Online Archiving of Message Objects - This disclosure is directed to automatically moving message objects, such as email message objects, from online source mailbox databases to online archive mailbox databases. As described herein, each email message in a source mailbox database is directly or indirectly associated with a retention policy tag. The retention policy tag associated with a message object in a source mailbox database specifies a retention period. The message object remains in source mailbox database until the retention period expires for the message object. When the retention period for the message object expires, the message object is automatically moved to an archive mailbox database.06-03-2010
20080256201System and method for communicating messages using alias addressing - A method and system for routing email messages to a recipient across disparate communication networks, by addressing the recipient using a pre-assigned alias. The alias may be an alphanumeric identifier that is associated with the recipient device, or a nickname that is associated with an alphanumeric identifier that is associated with the recipient device. The alphanumeric identifier is network independent across carrier networks, such as the recipient's wireless phone number or a nickname. The sender addresses an email message using the alias to a messaging server, without having prior knowledge of the wireless carrier dependent syntax for email addressing the recipient. The messaging server determines the corresponding wireless network carrier that services the recipient's particular recipient as identified by the alias, and the appropriate wireless network dependent syntax for email messaging to the recipient.10-16-2008
20110208825 SYSTEM, A METHOD, A SERVICE SERVER, A MOBILE TERMINAL AND A STORAGE MEANS FOR CONTENTS DELIVERY - Disclosed herein are a system and method for transmitting content, a service server, a mobile communication terminal and a storage medium. The system includes an end device connected to a first mobile communication terminal via a local area communication network, and configured to transmit content to be transmitted to a second mobile communication terminal, together with a message transmission request, to the first mobile communication terminal; and the first mobile communication terminal connected to the end device via the local area communication network, connected to a service server via a mobile communication network, and configured to display a message transmission window for inputting a message and a recipient's number on a screen when the message transmission request is received from the end device, and to transmit a Multimedia Message Service message (MMS), to which the content received from the end device is attached, to the second mobile communication terminal.08-25-2011
20130219003Method And System For Organizing Electronic Messages Using Eye-Gaze Technology - Organizing messages received and transmitted over a network is described. In one aspect, a method includes tracking where a user is gazing as the user is composing an outgoing message on a first computer system. During a composition time period in which the user is composing the message, a relevance rating for one or more of a plurality of gaze areas is determined. The relevance rating of a gaze area is based on a number of times the user's gaze dwells on the displayed message associated with the gaze area after the user's gaze is directed away from the displayed message. The method further includes identifying at least one displayed message that is related to the outgoing message based on at least one of the relevance ratings, and associating an identifier for at least one of the at least one related message with the outgoing message.08-22-2013
20130218992METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING AVAILABILITY STATUS FOR MULTIPLE SIP USERS - Systems and methods for obtaining availability status in respect of a plurality of user identifiers are provided. For each user identifier, a respective SIP cluster identifier is obtained. The user identifiers are then grouped according to SIP cluster identifier, each such group of user identifiers containing at least one user identifier for which the same SIP cluster identifier was obtained. For each SIP cluster identifier for which there is a group of user identifiers, a request is sent for availability status information in a single message to a SIP cluster associated with the SIP cluster identifier, the request containing the user identifiers of the group of user identifiers. A response to each single message is received in a single message containing availability status information for the user identifiers belonging to the group of user identifiers.08-22-2013
20130218988METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING RELATED MESSAGES AT A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method, system and apparatus for managing related messages at a communication device are provided. Related messages are received, at a communication device comprising a processor and a communication interface. A most recent message of the related messages is automatically stored at an inbox folder in a memory. Remaining messages of the related messages are automatically storing in a given folder at the memory, the given folder different from the inbox folder.08-22-2013
20100005144METHOD, SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DOCUMENT OVER NETWORK, VIRTUAL PRINTER APPARATUS AND RESTORATION APPARATUS - The present invention discloses a method system for transmitting a document over a Network including the steps of a document sender converts a sharing document to be transmitted into a GDI (Graph Device Interface) document by performing virtual printing. The document receiver receives the graph device interface document sent from the document sender through the network The document receiver restores the received GDI document. The contents of the restored GDI document are the same as that of the sharing document. The present invention also provides a system, a virtual printer apparatus and a restoration apparatus, the transmission of the document is not restricted by the application using the method, system and apparatus of the present invention.01-07-2010
20090055496ADVANCED PROCESSOR WITH CREDIT BASED SCHEME FOR OPTIMAL PACKET FLOW IN A MULTI-PROCESSOR SYSTEM ON A CHIP - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for optimal packet flow in a multi-processor system on a chip. In operation, a credit is allocated for each of a plurality of agents coupled to a messaging network, the allocating including reserving one or more entries in a receive queue of at least one of the plurality of agents. Additionally, a first credit is decremented in response to a first agent sending a message to a second agent, the plurality of agents including the first and second agents. Furthermore, one of the first credit or a second credit is incremented in response to a signal from the second agent.02-26-2009
20080228892Method and system providing a messaging service - The invention is directed to an instant messaging method and communication system comprising one or more network elements, wherein a connection from one to another network element as part of one or more protocol words. The protocol includes a protocol portion allowing a network element to specify whether or not the message is to be stored in case it cannot be promptly delivered to the another network element. The protocol portion preferably is part of the protocol header. The protocol may be a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), and the message can be contained in an Invite request sent from the sending equipment to the receiving equipment.09-18-2008
20080228885System and method for message processing and routing - A message routing system that allows applications at either end of the system to run as-is without modification. The system functions in a multithreaded environment and is capable of handling complex routing rules and message transformation. It is also capable of learning and executing new routing rules and message transformations in formats previously unrecognized by the system. The system enables precise and reliable logging of messages throughout processing and supports publication of enterprise-wide broadcast messages. The system further preferably employs cooperating inbound and outbound transport processes for consuming, routing, processing, safely storing and publishing messages in batches of logical units of work to ensure that the logical units of work are not lost in system transactions. The system also preferably utilizes a replay server for preserving and replaying messages that might otherwise fail to reach their intended destinations.09-18-2008
20080228884System and method for message processing and routing - A message routing system that allows applications at either end of the system to run as-is without modification. The system functions in a multithreaded environment and is capable of handling complex routing rules and message transformation. It is also capable of learning and executing new routing rules and message transformations in formats previously unrecognized by the system. The system enables precise and reliable logging of messages throughout processing and supports publication of enterprise-wide broadcast messages. The system further preferably employs cooperating inbound and outbound transport processes for consuming, routing, processing, safely storing and publishing messages in batches of logical units of work to ensure that the logical units of work are not lost in system transactions. The system also preferably utilizes a replay server for preserving and replaying messages that might otherwise fail to reach their intended destinations.09-18-2008
20080228883Methods, Systems, and Products for Indicating Receipt of Electronic Mail - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for delivering an indication of an email message's arrival. The email message is received and identifies at least an addressee. The addressee is looked up in a database that associates multiple addressees to a shared Internet Protocol address. The shared Internet Protocol address is retrieved and a message is sent to the shared Internet Protocol address. The message identifies the addressee of the email message and includes instructions for indicating arrival of the message at the addressee.09-18-2008
20080228882SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PUSH-TO-EMAIL COMMUNICATION WITH LOCATION INFORMATION - A push-to-email system comprises a mobile communication device configured to generate a voice message and transmit the voice message to a message authority via, e.g., a single transmit action, such as a push-to-talk transmit action. The system can also comprise a message authority configured to receive the voice message, a time stamp associated with the voice message and location information related to the location of the mobile device when the message was sent. The message authority can then generate a data message intended for a recipient associated with the voice message, such as an email message and embed the voice message, time stamp and location information, or a link to the voice message, time stamp and location information. Alternatively, the mobile communication device can be configured to generate the data message.09-18-2008
20090049145METHOD OF GENERATING AND DISPLAYING A MESSAGE AND AN APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SUCH A METHOD - A method of generating and displaying a message comprising the steps of02-19-2009
20090265442METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HIDING MESSAGES - Based on user configuration, a main messaging user interface screen on a messaging device either presents a list of references to messages stored on the device based on a complete index of references to the stored messages or based on a filtered index of references to the stored messages. References to stored messages of a predetermined type are not maintained in the filtered index.10-22-2009
20090265441SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR FILTERING EMAILS - [Object] To inspect emails without having to restrict the use of an email encryption function or the attachment of a file for which a password has been set.10-22-2009
20090265440SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BILLING ONLY FOR E-MAILS ACTUALLY DELIVERED TO RECIPIENTS' INBOXES - A method for conducting an e-mail campaign is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) sending e-mails to a plurality of intended recipients; (b) determining a number of the e-mails that have been indicated as nondeliverable; (c) determining a number of the e-mails that have been identified as bulk and not delivered to the intended recipients; (d) determining, from the determinations made in steps (b) and (c), a number of the e-mails that have reached the intended recipients; and (e) billing only for the number of e-mails determined in step (d).10-22-2009
20090265439E-MAIL REPEATER AND RELAY METHOD OF THE SAME - To grant an access permission to an attached file of an e-mail stored in a file server. An access permission to the attached file is set based on information included in a first e-mail. The attached file is stored in the file server. The second e-mail that is the first e-mail from which the added file is deleted and to which reference information for accessing the added file stored in the file server is added is transmitted to a receiver side mail server and a sender side mail server. In response to an access request to the attached file based on the reference information from either of a mail sender and a mail receiver, the file server controls the access to the attached file based on an access permission that was set.10-22-2009
20090265438SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MESSAGING SERVICES IN A MULTI-FUNCTION PERIPHERAL DEVICE - A multi-function peripheral device (MFP) is configured to receive messages from a mobile device such as a mobile phone. The messages may be received via a network interface on the MFP which communicates with a mobile telephone network. The messages may be text messages which are delivered by the MFP to an output destination.10-22-2009
20090265437SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND MODIFYING INFLUENCERS AND STRESSORS - The present invention is directed to a method and system of managing stress comprising identifying factors with which a user interacts; listing the factors with which the user interacts into an inventory form; making notations and/or making journal entries into a journal form regarding experiences with the factors; entering the factors into a categorization grid, based at least in part on the notations and/or journal entries; and developing rules and a plan for reducing, changing or eliminating exposure to factors and/or impact of factors located in a negative category in the categorization grid and increasing exposure to factors and/or impact of factors located in a positive category in the categorization grid. The system is provided in electronic form as well as in paper form.10-22-2009
20090265436Data Through Community Feedback - A method, system and computer program product for providing a framework to enable a builder to construct a situational application, wherein the framework provides access to one or more background data sources. A graphical user interface is displayed to receive feedback inputs, including one or more inputs which describe the problem detected within a data item of a situational application, by an end-user. Feedback inputs may include a unique identifier of the problem data item and identification details of the service from which the data originates. A second input may be of a note, which provides suggestions for improving the data within the data item. Preference information is provided to a notification agent within the framework of the situational application about whether the owner of the data allows direct correction of the data and whether feedback input has to be stored in a problem cache. The feedback input is passed to a notification agent of the framework, which identifies the owner and/or builder of the data.10-22-2009
20090265435Email Server Cooperative Management for Automatic Routing of Emails Based on Preferences - Methods, systems, and media are disclosed for managing the routing of an email at the server level to an email client by preferences set in a routing application located on the server. One embodiment includes querying, by a routing application located on a server and associated with an email system, the email by comparison to conditions for each preference set in the routing application, wherein a preference comprises a routing action. Further, the method includes identifying, based on the querying and by the routing application, a match between the email and at least one of the conditions. Further still, the method includes performing, based on the match and by the routing application, the preference associated with the at least one of the conditions of the email, whereby the email is transmitted to an email client.10-22-2009
20090265434Systems and Methods for Dynamically Adaptive Multi-Way Message Conversion - Multilateral, dynamic and coordinated message conversion between different messages composed using different protocols, e.g., Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) are described. For each message pattern or set of messages between coordinated peers, a conversion session is established. Incoming messages are correlated to their respective conversion sessions so that a common set of conversion rules can be used to convert messages within a particular session.10-22-2009
20090265433Message notice reply system and method thereof - A message notice reply system and a method thereof are disclosed. A message reply scheme functioning a deadline, address and verification for replying is introduced into an electronic mail system. As a sender transmits the message, a message-to-reply field will be incorporated to the message, and a reply field will be added after the recipient opens it. More, a reminder, which can be configured to send to a mobile phone or telephone via VoIP connection, will be launched before the deadline. The reply field won't be checked until the recipient replies the message. As well, the message-to-reply field won't be checked until the sender receives the reply. Further, a multimedia apparatus and a handwriting device are utilized to transmit a multimedia message from the sender and reply from the recipient. The invention is applied to substitute the conventional appointment between people that can not trace the schedule precisely.10-22-2009
20090265432Communication system and communication terminal - There are provided a communication terminal and a communication system as follows. In a communication network connected to the communication terminal having an address book, an access right to a content disclosed on the network by a user of the communication terminal is judged according to the address book data of the communication terminal.10-22-2009
20090265431ENDORSING E-MAIL MESSAGES USING SOCIAL NETWORK VERIFICATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for e-mail message endorsement in an e-mail management system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for e-mail message endorsement in an e-mail management system can be provided. The method can include comparing a sender and a recipient of an e-mail message in a social network to identify linking relationships between the sender and the recipient, scoring the e-mail message based upon the identified linking relationships, and visually distinguishing the e-mail message based upon the scoring. In one aspect of the embodiment, the method further can include repeating the comparing to identify new linking relationships, updating the scoring based upon the identified new linking relationships, and updating the visual distinction of the e-mail message based upon the updated scoring.10-22-2009
20120042027NAT Traversal for Media Conferencing - Methods for establishing a direct peer-to-peer (“P2P”) connection between two computers are disclosed. In particular, the methods are designed to work in cases where one or both of the computers are connected to a private network, such private networks being interconnected via a public network, such as the Internet. The connections between the private network and the public network are facilitated by network address translation (“NAT”).02-16-2012
20080281934Assisting the response to an electronic mail message - A method, article of manufacture and apparatus for assisting an electronic mail (e-mail) response message by providing e-mail messages related to an open e-mail message. Specifically, the method determines whether an available e-mail message is related to the open e-mail message. Available e-mail messages may include unopened, previously opened, or incoming e-mail messages. As such, the user is warned of all relevant e-mail messages before responding with a reply message or a forward message.11-13-2008
20080281933Session Management Enhancements for Instant Messaging Applications - The invention comprises an improved demand-based messaging system that enables a user to effectively manage multiple messaging sessions. The messaging system comprises a messaging program operable on a plurality of electrical computers or data processing machines connected by one or more communications media. The messaging program comprises a conventional message composer program, a conventional message transport program, a conventional message reader program, and an inventive, user-configurable, policy-driven session management program.11-13-2008
20080281935INTELLIGENT DELAYED BROADCAST METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method, system, and article of manufacture that improves the chance of getting an answer to a broadcast chat by sending the messages in subscribers in periodically delayed groups. If a group of subscribers does not produce enough suitable answers, the present invention will then rebroadcast the inquiry to another group of subscribers. This process will continue until enough suitable answers are received.11-13-2008
20080281932Methods, Systems, and Products for Categorizing and Converting Attached Objects - Methods, systems, and products systems are disclosed for categorizing and converting an attached object. An electronic message is received from a sender's address that is destined for a recipient's address and has the attached object associated with a sender legacy system. The sender's address and the recipient's address are associated to a list of addresses. When both the sender's address and the recipient's address are matched to the list of addresses, then the electronic message is sent to a rule-based engine that interprets the attached object using a set of rules and that categorizes the attached object. The object is converted based on the category. When the sender's address and the recipient's address do not match the list of addresses, then an identifier is received that associates the electronic message with another system.11-13-2008
20080281930Method, System, and Apparatus for Providing Self-Destructing Electronic Mail Messages - A method, system, and apparatus for providing a self-destructing e-mail messages are described. An e-mail client application provides a user interface through which the sender of an e-mail message can enter the message and a time period for destruction of the message. Once the sender has provided this information, the e-mail client application sends a request to an e-mail server application to transmit the self-destructing e-mail message. The e-mail client application may also receive self-destructing e-mail messages. When a self-destructing e-mail message is received, the destruction date associated with the e-mail message is identified and the message is destroyed at the specified time. The e-mail client application can also limit the number and type of operations that may be performed on a self-destructing e-mail. An e-mail server application is also provided that receives requests from the e-mail client application to transmit self-destructing e-mail messages and perform other functions.11-13-2008
20080281922AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF EMAIL PREVIEWS AND SUMMARIES - An incoming electronic communication is broken down into message portions. Features of the message portions are extracted and the message portions are converted into sparse feature vectors. The probabilities of the message portions being of interest of the user are calculated and the message portions are converted back into text. Message portions with a relatively high probability of being of interest to a user are presented to the user as a summary.11-13-2008
20080281921SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTER-DOMAIN MESSAGING - Methods and systems are disclosed herein for relaying a digital message from a first browser module to a second browser module. A webpage can be received from a first domain server. The webpage can have a link to a URI that references a web service on a second domain server. The webpage can be displayed in a first browser module. The URI can be referenced so as to invoke the web service. A cookie can be received from a web service and detected by a monitoring module. The cookie detected can be provided to the second browser module.11-13-2008
20090037535Creating or Interpreting an Electronic Communication - Among other disclosure, a computer-implemented method for creating an electronic communication includes identifying, for an electronic communication regarding multiple items that is to be sent, a default value that applies to at least one of the items. The method includes including the default value in a default component configured for holding multiple default values. The method includes identifying a data structure that is common to more than one of the multiple items. The method includes defining the data structure in a list component configured for holding multiple data structures. The method includes forwarding the electronic communication, including the default component and the list component.02-05-2009
20080288601SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONED DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC MAIL - A system and method for conditioned distribution of e-mail is provided. Delivery of an e-mail message to selected second recipients (equivalently addressees) may be conditioned on a set of preselected conditions, in particular to a set of conditions associated with the delivery of the e-mail to a set of first recipients. In response to message delivery notifications corresponding to the set of first recipients, a determination is made if the delivery conditions are satisfied, and delivery to the set of second recipients made accordingly. Delivery to a set of third recipients may be likewise conditioned on another set of conditions.11-20-2008
20080288596METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINT ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL AND CONTENT NETWORKS - A method and apparatus is provided to analyze social and content networks, to identify new relationships among users and content, and to more effectively link users to content. Embodiments of the invention also facilitate more relevant searches over both social and content data. One embodiment is directed to analyzing integrated social and content networks, and includes specifying a social network comprising multiple user nodes, and specifying a content network comprising multiple multimedia content nodes. Data elements associated with respective nodes of the user and content networks are analyzed, in order to detect a set of nodes comprising at least first and second user nodes and first and second content nodes, and to further detect at least three commonality links that join all the nodes of the set together. It is also determined whether a further link is a valid commonality link. The further link is initially inferred to extend between two of the nodes in the set, and to cooperatively join with the three identified commonality links to form a closed loop.11-20-2008
20080288602EMISSION-MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING DATA - A system and a method for transferring data in an emission-monitoring system from a first computer to a second computer are provided. The method includes generating a first message containing a first software variable having a first site-specific value that is transmitted from the first computer to the second computer. The first site-specific value is indicative of whether one of a fault event, a maintenance event, or a calibration event associated with the first computer has occurred. The method further includes receiving the first message at the second computer, the second computer storing the first site-specific value in a first record of a first database. The first record is associated with the first software variable. The method further includes determining whether the first site-specific value indicates that an event has occurred. Finally, the method includes if the first site-specific value indicates that an event has occurred, then generating a second software variable having both a first predetermined name and a value equal to a first standardized value indicating that an event has occurred, else generating a third software variable having both the first predetermined name and a value equal to a second standardized value indicating that an event has not occurred.11-20-2008
20080288597METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PREVENTING DISTRIBUTION OF AN E-MAIL MESSAGE - A method and program product for preventing distribution of an e-mail message. The method includes generating an e-mail message to one or more recipients using an e-mail application installed on a sender e-mail client and selecting a non-distribution option provided by a non-distribution plug-in installed on the sender e-mail client. The method further includes encrypting the message using a recipient public key and a plug-in secret key provided by the plug-in before sending the message. Further, the method includes providing a hyperlink to a website for installing a correct version of the plug-in on a recipient e-mail client for decrypting and displaying the message. Moreover, the method includes decrypting the message using a recipient private key and using the plug-in secret key provided by the plug-in and modifying the recipient e-mail client, such that one or more distribution functions are disabled, preventing distribution of the message by the recipient.11-20-2008
20120296999DYNAMIC OBJECT MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL - An extensible communications protocol configured to enable dynamic discovery and management of self-aware devices in a multiple element computing architecture is provided. The protocol enables a message consisting essentially of a destination ID, a source ID, a message type, optional payloads, and a delimiter arrangement. The protocol is based on a scheme which represents structured data. Within the scheme, stacked delimiting characters are used to separate higher level data. Escape sequencers are selected to represent at least the escape character, the delimiting character, and the NULL (nothing at all).11-22-2012
20120296996METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS OF MESSAGE TRANSACTIONS IN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM - The invention provides a method and system for fusing message paths that occurred in a first domain in a communication network, with message paths that occurred in a second domain in the communication network a communication channel exists between the two domains. A first message path that occurred in the first domain and included a message sent to the second domain along the communication channel is fused to a second path that occurred in the second domain that included the message received from the first domain. Each message that is transmitted in the communication channel between the two domains is assigned a message unique identifier that allows each domain to associate a message sent from one domain to the other with a response message sent in the opposite direction.11-22-2012
20120296995Network-Application Association Method and System - A network-application association method comprises: performing corresponding operations for applications according to instructions of users; sending out association information according to users' relationship chains of the users and relations among the applications; judging whether the users respond to the association information; if the users respond to the association information, updating the users' relationship chains of the users or performing corresponding operations for the applications, according to operations for the users responding to the association information. In addition, the present invention further provides a network-application association system. In the above network-application association technology analyzes the users' relationship chains of the users and the relations among the applications, to find out the implicit relations among the users of the different applications, so as to use the association information to built the association among the different application and inform the users, such that the different applications are combined together, to enrich network service.11-22-2012
20100036917ELECTRONIC MAIL REPLY WITH UPDATE - When a user reading a received e-mail message selects a reply with revisions option, a user interface object is generated that allows the user to directly revise the contents of the received e-mail message, and to provide a reason for the revision. The resulting reply message is a revision of the original message, and is transmitted to original sender and all other recipients of the original message, with indications of how and by whom the original message was revised. When multiple revisions of a message are received, the multiple revisions are automatically merged into a single user interface object such that all the revisions can be read simultaneously by the receiving user. The user viewing the merged revisions can select a show revision details user interface option that causes the details of the merged revisions to be displayed.02-11-2010
20080313295MESSAGING PROTOCOL FOR PROCESSING MESSAGES WITH ATTACHMENTS - A message that is to be processed according to an electronic messaging protocol is associated with a sender of the message. The message also includes an attachment from an attaching entity. The attachment is associated with a unique property of the attaching entity. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.12-18-2008
20080313291METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DATA - Methods and apparatuses for encoding data are described. In one embodiment, source data may be received. A control character may be inserted in the source data as a delimiter to create delimited data. The delimited data may be provided over a network.12-18-2008
20080313290IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC MAIL PROCCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An image forming apparatus including: a data generator to generate image data; an email writing unit to write an email including the generated image data; a user interface unit to display a user interface, which enables a user to select email transmission options, if the image data exceeds a file size limitation information of a mail server to receive the email; and a controller to control the email writing unit to write the email, according to the transmission option(s) selected through the user interface.12-18-2008
20080313289Mobile terminal apparatus, server apparatus and mobile communication network system - In a mobile communication network system provided with a cellular telephone enabling use of mail service for mobile terminals using a mobile communication network and Web mail service, and a server apparatus that manages e-mail addresses assigned to the cellular telephone for both the mail service, already input information is stored in the terminal when creation of Web mail is suspended in the cellular telephone, while the stored information is transmitted as an e-mail in the mail service for mobile terminals, and when the server apparatus receives the e-mail, the server apparatus replaces an e-mail address of a sender with an e-mail address for the Web mail service to transfer.12-18-2008
20080313287E-MAIL PUBLISHING OF PHOTOS TO PHOTO ALBUMS - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to publishing content via e-mail. In aspects, a user configures a publishing component to enable photos to be published to an album via e-mail. The user may indicate valid e-mail addresses from which e-mails may be sent to publish to the album. A keyword is associated with the album. The keyword is used to generate an e-mail address associated with the album. This e-mail address is provided to the user. The user may then publish photos to the album by sending e-mails conveying photos to the e-mail address. The server hosting the album may verify that the e-mail came from a valid e-mail address.12-18-2008
20080313286SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PRESENTATION VIA NETWORK - A system for providing presentation via network includes a computer system at a first end having a presentation image retrieval module that retrieves and convents presentation contents into a presentation image and transmits the presentation image to a first instant messaging module on the first computer system, and the presentation image is further transmitted via a network to a second instant messaging module on at least one computer system at a second end for showing on a display of the second computer system. Therefore, a presentation can be given without the need of gathering a presenter and many audiences at a specified place.12-18-2008
20080313283METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED POPULATION OF MESSAGE BODY AND ADDRESS FIELDS BASED ON EMAIL SUBJECT - A method for automatically populating fields included in an electronic mail (email) message, the method includes: receiving an email subject input from a composer of the email message; determining whether the received email subject input matches a previously entered subject; wherein the previously entered subject is linked with predefined data and information associated with one or more email message fields; and wherein the one or more email message fields of the email message are automatically populated with the predefined data and information in the event that the received email subject matches the previously entered subject.12-18-2008
20080208991Data Processing Arrangement - A data processing arrangement (BBP) comprises a system-host processor (SHP) and a system-guest processor (SGPl). The system-host processor (SHP) is provided with an operating system (OS) and an operating-system-message transceiver (SI) for receiving an operating-system-related message corresponding with a service request and for sending an operating-system-related message corresponding with a service response. The system-guest processor (SGPl) is provided with an operating-system simulator (SOI). The operating-system simulator (SOI) sends an operating-system-related message to the system-host processor (SHP) in response to a service request from a task (A, B) that the system-guest processor carries (SGP) out. The operating-system simulator (SOI) provides a service response to the task (A, H) in response to an operating-system-related message from the system-host processor (SHP).08-28-2008
20080270550Electronic mail connector - Technologies are described herein for providing a bi-direction e-mail transport between a management (“CRM”) server computer and an e-mail server computer. An e-mail connector communicates with a CRM server computer to determine whether any e-mail messages are pending send at the CRM server computer. If any e-mail messages are pending send, the e-mail connector retrieves the e-mail messages from the CRM server computer. The e-mail connector then communicates with an e-mail server computer to send the retrieved e-mail messages to their intended recipients. The e-mail connector may also retrieve e-mail messages from the e-mail server computer and determine whether the e-mail messages are CRM related. If the e-mail messages are CRM related, the e-mail connector is operative to transmit the CRM-related e-mails to the CRM server.10-30-2008
20080301244Concurrent stack - A method and apparatus for processing message is described. In one embodiment, an application programming interface is configured for receiving and sending messages. A building block layer is coupled to the application programming interface. A channel layer is coupled to the building block layer. A transport protocol stack is coupled to the channel layer for implementing properties specified by the channel layer. The transport protocol stack has a concurrent stack consisting of an out of band thread pool and a regular thread pool. The transport protocol layer is to process messages from each sender in parallel with the corresponding channel for each sender.12-04-2008
20080288594Electronic Mailing System - The present invention relates to a method, a system and corresponding devices for electronic transmission of mail pieces such as post cards front a plurality of local input means (11-20-2008
20100217822TELECOMMUNICATION AND MULTIMEDIA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS - A telecommunication and multimedia management apparatus and method that supports voice and other media communications and that enables users to: (i) participate in multiple conversation modes, including live phone calls, conference calls, instant voice messaging or tactical communications; (ii) review the messages of conversations in either a live mode or a time-shifted mode and to seamlessly transition back and forth between the two modes; (iii) participate in multiple conversations either concurrently or simultaneously; (iv) archive the messages of conversations for later review or processing; and (v) persistently store media either created or received on the communication devices of users. The latter feature enables users to generate or review media when either disconnected from the network or network conditions are poor and to optimize the delivery of media over the network based on network conditions and the intention of the users participating in conversations.08-26-2010
20120296997Method and device for message prompting - A message prompting method applied in the field of computer technology is disclosed, which comprises acquiring a feature of an operation of a user on software as well as whether or not the operation is successful, determining a feature group of the feature and its corresponding weight, the feature group containing features of a same category and having a weight which represents a relevance among the features within the group, and determining the message to be prompted to the user according to the weight and a pre-determined threshold in combination with whether or not the operation is successful. A message prompting device is also disclosed. The disclosure prompts software features with better pertinence to a user according to behavior features of the user, provide a personalized way of feature notification, avoid disturbing the user, improve the user experience, enhance friendliness, and can provide effective guidance to the user.11-22-2012
20120296982Automatic Scheduling Tool - Embodiments of the invention relate to a message based scheduling tool employed to function with an electronic calendar. As messages are transmitting between clients, a tool is employed to parse the messages to search for one or more string(s) of characters characteristic of a meeting. Based upon these characteristics and the parsing, the electronic calendars are searched to find an available time slot on both calendars in which a meeting can take place, and, if an available time is found, the meeting is scheduled and the clients are sent notification of the scheduling.11-22-2012
20080301236CONTEXTUAL SOCIAL LANGUAGE - Systems and methods that enrich interaction of users in a written communication environment by providing a contextual language component that points to a designated data source (e.g., an object) and pulls data from such designated source, to perform predetermined function(s) thereupon. Users who communicate in the written environment can type an intuitive or customized operator, to engage in a predetermined functionality (e.g., playing a video). Accordingly, the operator can readily be interpreted by applications associated with the written communication environment.12-04-2008
20100287241Enhanced Messaging Feature - The present disclosure provides various systems and methods for providing enhanced messaging features. An exemplary method for providing a predictive response messaging feature includes receiving a message from a first device (11-11-2010
20080270552Determining influencers - Embodiments include a system, a device, an apparatus, a method and a computer program product. An embodiment provides an influencer discovery method includes receiving at least one of content site data, computing device data, search engine site data, or beneficiary site data. The method also includes determining a correlation between the communication between the content site and the computing device responsive to a human user input; and the communication between the computing device responsive to a human user input and the beneficiary site.10-30-2008
20080270551Rewarding influencers - Embodiments include a system, a device, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product. An embodiment provides an influence evaluation method. The method includes receiving data indicative of a person accessing at least one of a first network-available electronic content having a first-electronic-content portion or a second network-available electronic content having a second-electronic-content portion. The method also includes receiving data indicative of an involvement between the person and a third party. The method further includes facilitating delivery of a benefit to an owner of the first-electronic content or an owner of the second electronic content in response to an assessed influence by the first-electronic-content portion and/or the second-electronic-content portion on the involvement between the person and the third-party.10-30-2008
20080235340Information processing device, information processing method and information processing program - Included are a browse determining unit 09-25-2008
20080235339SUBJECT MATTER RESOURCE WEBSITE - A method and apparatus for providing searchable data. The method includes the steps of detecting a content capture request from a user and analyzing a screen being viewed by the user to capture a content and format of any information elements displayed on the screen. The method further includes the steps of prompting the user for descriptive information about the viewed content and saving the captured content and format and descriptive information as a subject matter resource within a subject matter resource file located at a predetermined website or physical location on the user's computer.09-25-2008
20110010425TECHNIQUES FOR ENABLING ANONYMOUS INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION - Techniques for enabling interactive (e.g., two-way) electronic communication between parties where one party remains anonymous. In one set of embodiments, a system is provided that can store anonymous and non-anonymous identifiers for a group of users. The system can receive, from a first user, an anonymous message addressed from the anonymous identifier of the first user and addressed to the non-anonymous identifier of a second user. The system can then deliver the anonymous message to the second user. The system can further receive, from the second user, a reply message in response to the anonymous message that is addressed from the non-anonymous identifier of the second user and addressed to the anonymous identifier of the first user. The system can then deliver the reply message to the first user. In this manner, the first and second users can communicate interactively while maintaining the anonymity of the first user.01-13-2011
20090313337Method for Generating Extended Information - A method for displaying a set of results in a client system comprises first sending an information request having at least a word string to a server system. The server system then selects an application service, which provides a set of results. The server system then transmits an information package corresponding to the application service. Finally, the client system displays a set of results corresponding to the application service in a display area in the client system based on the information package, and also sends a user package having the set of results back to the server system. This user package is processed by at least identifying zero or more application services attributable to the word string based on the set of results.12-17-2009
20090313334INSTANT MESSENGER CONVERSATION TOPIC TABS - A method and system provides for separating conversation topics within a user's chat by tabs. Authorized users may organize and control access to IM conversations organized by topics. An existing instant messaging user with access to an instant messaging conversation may tag one or more portions of the instant messaging conversation as their tagged conversation topics. Existing instant messaging users may control access to the tagged conversation topics by inviting one or more new instant messaging users to selectively participate in the tagged conversation topics and not the instant messaging conversation in its entirety.12-17-2009
20080313285POST TRANSIT SPAM FILTERING - A system filters for electronic messages received from recently identified sources of unsolicited spam. A database comprises information regarding electronic messages that were previously received. The information may comprise an identification of the source of the electronic message. A server is programmed to identify sources of unsolicited electronic messages and search the database for electronic messages previously received from the identified source. The server is programmed to attempt to remove the previously received electronic messages originating from the identified source of spam from users' electronic message boxes prior to being viewed by the intended recipients.12-18-2008
20120296998RECEPTION ACCORDING TO A DATA TRANSFER PROTOCOL OF DATA DIRECTED TO ANY OF A PLURALITY OF DESTINATION ENTITIES - A data processing system arranged for receiving over a network, according to a data transfer protocol, data directed to any of a plurality of destination identities, the data processing system comprising: data storage for storing data received over the network; and a first processing arrangement for performing processing in accordance with the data transfer protocol on received data in the data storage, for making the received data available to respective destination identities; and a response former arranged for: receiving a message requesting a response indicating the availability of received data to each of a group of destination identities; and forming such a response; wherein the system is arranged to, in dependence on receiving the said message.11-22-2012
20120296993Automatic Scheduling Tool - Embodiments of the invention relate to a message based scheduling tool employed to function with an electronic calendar. As messages are transmitting between clients, a tool is employed to parse the messages to search for one or more string(s) of characters characteristic of a meeting. Based upon these characteristics and the parsing, the electronic calendars are searched to find an available time slot on both calendars in which a meeting can take place, and, if an available time is found, the meeting is scheduled and the clients are sent notification of the scheduling.11-22-2012
20080244024Interactive communications system - An interactive system and method for controlling access to a plurality of communications sessions involving a plurality of users including controlling access to a plurality of communications sessions, each of said communications sessions being for access by a plurality of users, wherein data identifying said plurality of communications sessions have been stored in association with data indicative of one or more characteristics thereof. The method includes receiving a request to initiate communications among members of a group of users, wherein said request includes data identifying the group of users, responsive to receiving said request, selecting a communications session on the basis of data identifying the group and at least some of said stored data indicative of characteristics of a given communications session, and transmitting messages to at least some members of the group. Each message has a message body including data providing access to the selected communications session and a destination address determined from data indicative of a given member of the group.10-02-2008
20080263159System and Method for Filtering Message - A system and method for message filtering are disclosed. A conversion target letter table is generated which stores information on letters that may be used to elude filtering, the table storing the hex code information of each letter that may be used for eluding filtering and the conversion letter information regarding the conversion letter to which each letter is to be converted. A hex code of a message text inputted by a user is compared with the hex codes of the table, and when a conversion target letter is included, it is converted to the conversion letter stored in the conversion target table associated with the letter. When the conversion is completed, it is determined whether or not pre-configured prohibited words are included in the converted message; and message filtering is performed.10-23-2008
20080244018Personal communication gateway - Disclosed is a method in a personal communication gateway. The method includes communicating with a user terminal through a personal area network interface, accessing multimedia services through a communication network interface, and operating as a proxy to provide for the user terminal access to the multimedia services through the personal area network interface. Also disclosed is a method in a user terminal, which method includes communicating with a personal communication gateway through a personal area network interface, and using the personal communication gateway as a proxy for accessing multimedia services.10-02-2008
20080208988Automatic restriction of reply emails - In one embodiment, a method includes detecting, by an automated program, an attempt by a recipient of an email addressed to a plurality of addressees that includes the recipient to send a reply-all email. The automated program rejecting the reply-all email based on a pre-set policy rule that limits a number of reply-all email in a thread. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.08-28-2008
20080215688SENDING E-MAIL FROM A HOSTED SYSTEM - A method includes receiving e-mail input data from a client at a server that is configured to serve a hosted application that includes an e-mail user interface to the client. The e-mail input data is used to generate an e-mail message from a user of the client, where the client is associated with a first domain and the server is associated with a second domain. An e-mail object corresponding to the e-mail message from the user of the client is generated at the server, and the e-mail object is forwarded from the server to the client along with instructions to convert the e-mail object into the e-mail message and to send the e-mail message from the first domain.09-04-2008
20080215697AUTOMATED EMAIL ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT - A system for organizing email includes a modeler operable to infer a temporal sequential process from a corpus of unlabeled email messages, and a categorizer operable to accept an incoming message and map the aforesaid incoming message to a transition in the aforesaid temporal sequential process.09-04-2008
20080263156Secure Transactional Communication - Systems for providing sign-up email addresses are disclosed herein. A user may set up a sign-up email address for receiving emails from a trusted, Internet-based enterprise. The user may set up a dedicated mailbox folder associated with the sign-up email address or enterprise. The email server may automatically direct emails coming from that enterprise into that folder. To “unsubscribe,” the user needs only to delete the folder or the sign-up address. Emails from the enterprise to the sign-up address may be highlighted in the user's main inbox. Thus, the user may be assured that any such email is truly from the enterprise, and not a phishing expedition or spam. Such systems also provide the user with effective tools to recognize phish or spam emails that appear to be from the trusted enterprise and not to act on them.10-23-2008
20080201435METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ORDERING ADDRESSEES IN ADDRESS FIELDS - A method and system for ordering addressees in address fields (08-21-2008
20080281928Method For Transmitting Data to at Least One Communications End System and Communications Device For Carrying Out Said Method - The invention relates to a method for transmitting data to at least one communications end system, and to a communications device for carrying out said method. The inventive method comprises the following steps: providing a dataset that is meant to be transmitted to at least one communications end system (11-13-2008
20080270555Interactive web collaboration systems and methods - A topic room is provided in which one or more individuals or other entities may collaborate on topics of mutual interest. Multiple individuals or participants may use the topic room to communicate in real or non-real time and may work together to create, browse, modify, comment on, and perform any other suitable action on content. A chat room within the topic room receives, records, and transmits the communications and all activity in the topic room to all participants as messages. Client processes at a participant's user equipment may listen to the messages and take particular actions. For example, one participant can follow another participant as that participant browses through material by using the messages received from that participant.10-30-2008
20080270559Mobile Device and Method for Sending a Message from a Mobile Device - To provide a mobile device which facilitates the sending of a message and decreases the time needed for sending a message, a mobile device is proposed comprising a message creating unit (MCU) which creates a message having one or more message attributes and/or a message content. A recipient database (RDB) stores at least one recipient identification representative of an addressee. An analyzing unit (AU) analyzes the message attributes and/or the message contents, and generates a recipient list of at least one recipient identification based on the analyzed message attributes and/or message contents.10-30-2008
20080270557E-MAIL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS SENDER TO ATTACH RECIPEINT SPECIFIC METADATA - A method detects a request from a user to append metadata to an e-mail message being addressed to a number of recipients. In response to the request, the method prompts the user to supply recipient specific information. The method generates the recipient specific metadata from the recipient specific information. The recipient specific information is different for different recipients and includes information regarding the action that is expected from the recipient, the relevance level of the e-mail, the description of the e-mail, and/or associated comments. Similarly, the recipient specific metadata is different for different recipients and the recipient specific metadata comprises fields for expected action, relevance level, description, and/or comments. The method adds the recipient specific metadata to the e-mail message and sends the e-mail message.10-30-2008
20080270556Contact-based communication threading system - A method of displaying messages received from or sent to communication devices includes displaying a list of all communication devices from which at least one stored message has been received or to which at least one stored message has been sent, selecting a communication device from the list of communication devices, displaying a list of stored messages received from and sent to the selected communication device.10-30-2008
20090157825TECHNIQUE FOR PROVIDING A COLLAPSIBLE SECTION IN AN INSTANT MESSAGE DIALOGUE - A technique for displaying instant messages includes creating a collapsible section in an instant message dialogue. Information is incorporated into the collapsible section of the instant message dialogue. The information is then selectably displayed in the instant message dialogue.06-18-2009
20110208817LOCATION-BASED COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method for providing location-based messages comprises locating a suitable placeholder for a message within a physical surrounding using a handheld device provided with image acquisition apparatus, and associating a written or visual or audio message, or a combination of two or more of them, with an image that identifies said placeholder, said association being carried out in a server adapted to communicate with said handheld device.08-25-2011
20120143970REPORTING THE STATE OF AN APPARATUS TO A REMOTE COMPUTER - The state of an apparatus is reported to a remote computer using an embedded device in the apparatus. The embedded device detects the state, generates a message that reports the state using a self-describing computer language, and sends the message to the remote computer. The remote computer receives the message and extracts the state of the embedded device from the message.06-07-2012
20120143964SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Described are a system and method for delivering an electronic communication to a recipient. The system and method determine whether at least one other recipient received the electronic communication. A relationship is identified between the recipient and the at least one other recipient. A response assessment result is generated in response to the determined relationship. The response assessment result is presented to the recipient.06-07-2012
20110208823METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING DATA TRANSFERS IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS - One embodiment of the present method and apparatus for improving data transfers in peer-to-peer networks includes receiving a search request message from a requesting node, where the search request message requests specific data. A responding node then sends a response message to the requesting node including a referral message comprising at least one referred node that is expected to have the requested data, based on knowledge of the referred node's previous incoming and outgoing data transfers. The responding node may also indicate that the responding node has the requested data. In addition to increasing the requesting node's view of the peer-to-peer network, this also enables the identification of nodes (e.g., referred nodes) with which the requesting node may wish to establish direct peer-to-peer connections, e.g., to build peer-to-peer communities of nodes having similar interests.08-25-2011
20090119384Multi-Path Gateway Communications Device - Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for enabling a virtual personalized network. Communications are established with a personal digital gateway to control access, sharing, security, and/or management of up-to-date personalized data exchanged between or among a plurality of associated communications devices and/or communications networks. The associated communications devices are owned, operated, and/or accessed by a common user.05-07-2009
20100146055Multiplexed Data Sharing - A computing device may receive multiple recordings or transmissions from one or more source devices. The recordings may include geo-tag information to relate the recordings to a specific event. The computing device may receive from a client device a request for the recordings. Responsive to the received request, the computing device may transmit the recordings to the client device. The computing device may receive from the client device an identification of which recording(s) are preferred over the course of the event, and may compile statistics related to the preferred selections over the course of the event as received from a plurality of client devices. The computing device may generate a “best-cut” recording or summary version of the event based on the most preferred recording at various points in time during the event, based on the compiled statistics.06-10-2010
20090119374ADAPTIVE INSTANT MESSAGING AWARENESS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to presence awareness for instant messaging and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for adaptive instant messaging awareness. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for adaptive instant messaging awareness can be provided. The method can include overriding an instant messaging system presence awareness do not disturb state for a user of an instant messenger in the instant messaging system in response to determining a contemporaneously calendared event for the user.05-07-2009
20100138507Method for processing pager model messages and user agent thereof - A method for processing pager model messages is disclosed according to the present disclosure. The method includes receiving a first pager model message; receiving a second pager model message containing an indication of replacing the first pager model message; and replacing the first pager model message with the second pager model message according to the indication; returning a replacement result notification after replacement operation.06-03-2010
20100138502CLIPBOARD OBJECT SHARING FOR INSTANT MESSAGING - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to cut and paste object processing for instant messaging and provide a method, system and computer program product for clipboard object sharing for instant messaging. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for clipboard object sharing in an instant messaging session can include requesting transfer of a clipboard object from a source instant messaging client to a target instant messaging client in an instant messaging session, determining whether or not the target instant messaging client supports a format of the clipboard object, and transferring the clipboard object to the target instant messaging client only if the target instant messaging client supports the format of the clipboard object.06-03-2010
20100138508MESSAGING PROTOCOL IN ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS - Methods and apparatus, including computer systems and program products implementing a messaging protocol. The messaging protocol may be a messaging protocol for transporting a message across a messaging landscape in a collaborative network. Techniques include sending a message that is defined to include a structured message header with information related to at least one component from a set of components defined by a protocol, including protocol version information in a message such that a component of a messaging landscape can interpret the message based on the version information, defining a message as one of a class of messages, end-to-end acknowledgement for messages, and security for headers and payloads of messages.06-03-2010
20100138506METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC GREETINGS - The present invention relates to electronic communications, and more particularly to electronic greetings, notes and interpersonal exchanges facilitated by electronic communications such as gifts, music and video. According to some aspects, the present invention provides a platform for users to browse, select, save and send out electronic greetings According to other aspects, the present invention provides a platform for businesses to sponsor and create electronic greetings, and to use such greetings to promote their businesses and products. According to other aspects, the present invention provides a platform for targeting gift ideas using electronic greetings.06-03-2010
20100138505SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK DEVICE COMMUNICATION - The disclosure is directed to a method for communicating with a monitoring device. The method includes sending an unsolicited-type message from a client program resident on the monitoring device coupled to a first secure network. The unsolicited-type message is sent to a computing system coupled to a second network separated from the first secure network by a firewall. The method also includes receiving a response message to the unsolicited-type message from the computing system. The response message includes an embedded unsolicited-type message. The client program is resident on the monitoring device receiving the response message. The method further includes providing the embedded unsolicited-type message to a server program resident on the monitoring device.06-03-2010
20100138503EXCHANGING MESSAGES DURING A CHAT SESSION - Message display control means updates and displays messages sequentially on a message list screen each time message receiving means receives a message. When input detection means detects a response message, identification means identifies the latest message at the time of detection and the response message. Response message sending means sends the response message as a response to the identified message to other participants upon completion of input of the response message. Therefore, even in the case where the message list screen is updated due to receiving the subsequent message during the input of the response message, the completed response message is able to be sent back to the response object message.06-03-2010
20100138499Method and Apparatus for Aggregating E-Mail Reply Data - A method is disclosed comprising sending an original e-mail message to a plurality of recipients, and receiving a plurality of received e-mails. For each of the plurality of received e-mails, the method includes determining if each received e-mail is a reply to the original e-mail message, and extracting data from each received e-mail that is a reply to the original e-mail message. The extracted data is aggregated to form aggregated data, and information relating to the aggregated data is displayed. The information may be displayed on a computer monitor along with the original e-mail message.06-03-2010
20080320088Helping valuable message content pass apparent message filtering - A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for obtaining an indication of one or more message filtering rules and accepting text-containing content after obtaining the indication of the one or more message filtering rules and after an acceptance of a delivery evaluation of the text-containing content; or causing a target-dependent, message-content-dependent delivery evaluation to depend at least partly on an indication of an apparent message filtering rule and signaling a resource allocation at least partly based on an acceptance of the target-dependent, message-content-dependent delivery evaluation.12-25-2008
20080320086SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING INSTANT MESSAGE TRANSCRIPTS - The present invention provides a system and method for communications system, such as an instant messaging system, to allow encrypted conversations to be updated in real-time. The messages are encrypted with authentication keys or other security measures. The system and method provide the ability to modify an encrypted instant messaging conversation on the fly, where one user can seamlessly update the text without having to retype the full sentence or part of it. A sender's client may allow a sender client system to modify, for example, automatically or upon sender's input a message that has already been delivered to the recipients involved in the communication session. Once modified, the sender's client may allow the sender client system to deliver the revision to the recipients.12-25-2008
20090063642GUI for presenting electronic messages - A method and apparatus for providing a graphical user interface to present electronic messages. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a user interface presenting a first electronic message to a recipient, where the first electronic message is associated with a segment of a second electronic message. The method further includes identifying the associated segment of the second electronic message to the recipient in the user interface, and allowing the recipient to view the second electronic message in an original form.03-05-2009
20090049150Data Compression in Electronic Communications - Disclosed are methods and systems for compressing data communicated in an electronic message. Files attached to an electronic communication are compressed based on an examination of the file type; and an identification of an alternative compressed file type. Accordingly, the first (original) file type is compressed into a second preferred, compressed file type for the purpose of streamlining the package to be delivered in the communication.02-19-2009
20110173284METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR VERIFYING AN ATTACHMENT FILE WITHIN AN E-MAIL - System, method and program product for managing a file attached to an e-mail. The attached file's file name is obtained. A voice message file address is received and encoded into a modified address to comply with file naming rules of a recipient computer. A composite file name results from inserting the modified address into the attached file's file name and is displayed in the e-mail. The recipient computer extracts the modified address from the composite file name in the e-mail and decodes the modified address to obtain the voice message file address. Using the voice message file address, the recipient computer requests and receives the voice message file. The voice message is analyzed and verified prior to accessing the attached file. Verifying the voice message includes comparing a voice of the voice message to a voice signature.07-14-2011
20120036196METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING A MESSAGE INTENDED FOR DIFFERENT RECIPIENTS - A method and apparatus for displaying a message destined for different recipients, wherein the apparatus programs a computer to perform the method, which includes: determining that a message is destined for a first recipient and a second recipient; determining a message size limit for the message based on capabilities of a first device used by the first recipient and a second device used by the second recipient; displaying a first portion of the message in a first format when a length of the message is less than the message size limit; displaying a next portion of the message in a second different format when the length of the message exceeds the message size limit.02-09-2012
20120036202SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM INFLUENCE TRACKING - A social media engagement system is configured for aggregating a plurality of messages originating from a plurality of social media networks, routing each of the plurality of messages based on predetermined workflow rules into a plurality of queues wherein the queues are categorized based at least in part on types of messages, providing the queues for further processing, thereby resulting in one or more responses, and outputting the one or more responses to one or more of the plurality of social media networks. In some embodiments, the system is further configured for reviewing the data to determine whether any of the data indicates an engagement opportunity and associating some or all the data with a contact record and/or an existing case and/or a new case. In some embodiments, the system tracks influence, and in some embodiments, a console provides vision into various information provided by the system.02-09-2012
20110173283PEER DISCOVERY AND CONNECTION MANAGEMENT BASED ON CONTEXT SENSITIVE SOCIAL NETWORKS - In a method for automatically filtering communications, a new networking request from an initiating party is received. A social networking model for a recipient of the new networking request is retrieved. Context information related to prior communications between the recipient and the initiating party from the social networking model for the recipient is used to present the new networking request to the recipient. The social networking model for the recipient is dynamically updated based upon a response by the recipient to the new networking request.07-14-2011
20110173281METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A COMMUNITY OF INTEREST SERVICE - Methods and systems are provided for facilitating communications among persons sharing a common interest. Customers of a telecommunications provider are notified about the service via a notification included in a billing statement. A customer uses the information to access a web site capable of registering the customer and connecting the customer to other persons sharing a common interest. The service assigns aliases to respective participants so that the true identity of each person is not made available to others in the group.07-14-2011
20110208821TRACKING DIGITAL CONTENT OBJECTS - Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems associated with tracking display of digital content objects, and in particular digital content objects in delivered electronic messages. Digital content objects may be identified and associated with a digital content item. Digital content objects may be presented together in digital container. Different presentation layers containing one or more digital containers may be defined and transmitted in electronic messages. A digital content object tracking system may identify delivered and displayed digital content objects, and associate the display with digital content objects contained therein. The digital content object tracking system may compare displays or activations of one or more digital content objects with reference to co-displayed digital content objects. Other embodiments may e described and claimed.08-25-2011
20110208820METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE HANDLING - A method and system for message handling wherein a structured message is transmitted as a reduced message with the structure removed. The method includes: monitoring messages to be transmitted, the step of monitoring comprising: for each message, identifying one or more elements within the message and identifying the format of content and/or structure encapsulated by those elements; determining the probability that a message will conform to a previously identified format; and using the determined probability to decide when to transmit a format template for the message, wherein the format template is for use by a destination to add the structure removed by a message source back into the message.08-25-2011
20120036207SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM MESSAGE ROUTING AND QUEUING - A social media engagement system is configured for aggregating a plurality of messages originating from a plurality of social media networks, routing each of the plurality of messages based on predetermined workflow rules into a plurality of queues wherein the queues are categorized based at least in part on types of messages, providing the queues for further processing, thereby resulting in one or more responses, and outputting the one or more responses to one or more of the plurality of social media networks. In some embodiments, the system is further configured for reviewing the data to determine whether any of the data indicates an engagement opportunity and associating some or all the data with a contact record and/or an existing case and/or a new case. In some embodiments, the system tracks influence, and in some embodiments, a console provides vision into various information provided by the system.02-09-2012
20110173280STATUS MESSAGES CONVEYED DURING COMMUNICATION SESSION TO SESSION PARTICIPANTS - At least two applications can be instantiated on a client device. Each of the at least two applications can include a user interface for interacting with a user of the client device. One of the applications can be a real-time communication application through which the user is participating in a real-time communication session with at least one remotely located user. Another of the applications can be referred to as a second application. Status information relating to user interactions with the second application can be determined. A status message can be generated that includes content from the determined status information. The status message can be generated without manually entered user input. The status message can be conveyed automatically and without manual user input to the at least one remotely located user via the real-time communication application during the real-time communication application.07-14-2011
20110173277METHOD OF AUTHENTICATING A USER OF A SERVICE ON A MOBILE TERMINAL - In the held of the broadcasting of services, in particular video, on mobile terminals and more particularly that of the method of authenticating the user of a service from a mobile terminal, the invention proposes a procedure for authenticating the user of a service on a mobile terminal making it possible to refrain from manual copying of an identifier by the user. For this purpose, the user enters his mobile telephone number when he registers. A short text message or an e-mail is then sent to him on his mobile terminal. This short message or e-mail contains an identifier of this user's account. When initially launching the application dedicated to access to the service, said application then runs through the short messages or e-mails stored on the terminal, it identifies the message containing the identifier and extracts it.07-14-2011
20110173275Messaging Between Events - An event management system is configured to receive information from a person associated with a first event and provide a message to a second event that is associated with the first event.07-14-2011
20110173274Method and system for mapping organizational social networks utilizing dynamically prioritized e-mail flow indicators - A method to use dynamically prioritized email communications to establish and analyze organization social network maps includes selecting a dynamically prioritized email dataset based on network boundaries and contextual framework, establishing a one-way trusted relationship score between an email recipient and sender, establishing a one-way trusted relationship score between an email sender and recipient, establishing a two-way trusted relationship score between two communicating entities, establishing an atomic unit of entities based on a decreasing order of at least one of the one-way trusted relationship score and the two-way trusted relationship score, and establishing a social network based on arranging atomic units and entities based on one or more of an email prioritization score, a trusted relationship score, and an email productivity and collaboration metric, wherein the entities are email senders and email recipients.07-14-2011
20110173273METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INHIBITING PHISHING - A system according to the invention comprises a communication device 07-14-2011
20110173272FILTERING OF ELECTONIC MAIL MESSAGES DESTINED FOR AN INTERNAL NETWORK - A perimeter network may be utilized to filter electronic mail messages destined for an internal network. A computer may be utilized to monitor an electronic mail mailbox for changes to a safe recipients list and/or a blocked senders list. The computer may further be utilized to automatically copy the safe recipients list and/or the blocked senders list to a network directory in the internal network. The computer may further be utilized to automatically send the safe recipients list and/or the blocked senders list to a network directory in the perimeter network for utilization by one or more agents executing on a computer in the perimeter network. The one or more agents may be configured to utilize the safe recipients list and/or the blocked senders list to filter electronic mail messages received by the perimeter network which are destined for delivery to the internal network.07-14-2011
20110173271ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGING SYSTEM - A method, a system and a computer program product of transmitting availability information in an electronic mail system are disclosed. The system includes a first system including a sender, the first system is adapted to activate an availability indicator having a start date, wherein the activation is performed by the sender and extract availability indicator metadata from the availability indicator. The availability indicator metadata includes the start date, an end date, and at least one availability indicator message. If an e-mail has not been sent to a receiver since activation and if a current date is prior to the start date, the first system is further adapted to attach the availability indicator metadata to the e-mail, and send the e-mail to the receiver. The electronic mail system further includes a scheduling system functionally coupled to the first system, and is adapted to define the availability indicator.07-14-2011
20110173269METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DATA ON A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and computing device for processing data are provided. Rule data for visually coding incoming data is stored. First and second profile data are stored, independent of the rule data. Each profile data comprises a respective range of time and a respective recurrence pattern that repeats indefinitely. Each profile data is associated with a respective subset of the rule data. Respective indications are received that first profile data and second profile have been activated. In response, the respective subset is automatically applied during the respective range of time such that incoming data is visually coded at the display device according to the respective subset during the respective range of time. Automatic application of the respective subset during the respective range of time repeats indefinitely according to the respective recurrence pattern until another indication that the respective profile data has been deactivated is received.07-14-2011
20090157827System and method for generating response email templates - Disclosed is a method and system for generating a response email template from previously transmitted response emails for use in responding more efficiently to a client email. The response email template is generated by identifying text strings common to the transmitted response emails and creating the template from at least some of the text strings.06-18-2009
20110270936SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR MONITORING A CONFERENCE AND COMMUNICATING WITH PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT JOINING AS A PARTICIPANT - Various embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for monitoring a conference and communicating with participants without joining the conference. One embodiment is a method for monitoring an audio conference without joining as a participant. One such method comprises: a client device, which is associated with an individual who has not joined an audio conference, sending a request via a communication network to a conferencing system to be notified of a predetermined event associated with the audio conference; the conferencing system determining the occurrence of the predetermined event; the conferencing system sending a notification to the client device indicating the occurrence of the predetermined event; the client device presenting the notification to the individual; without joining the audio conference, the client device sending an out-of-conference message from the individual to the conferencing system; and the conferencing system presenting the out-of-conference message to one or more participants in the audio conference.11-03-2011
20110270935COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION OF COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A communication (on-board) device 11-03-2011
20110173268TELECOMMUNICATION MESSAGING THROUGH A SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE - Systems and methods are disclosed for displaying telecommunication messages through a social networking service. One embodiment includes a telecommunication messaging system that is implemented with a social networking service. The telecom messaging system receives telecommunication messages from a telecommunication network that are associated with a directory number assigned to a phone. The phone is operated by a member of a web-based social networking service. The telecom messaging system provides a telecommunication messaging page to display the telecommunication messages to the member as part of a website for the social networking service. Thus, the member is able to view telecom messages, such as voicemail messages, text messages, call logs, etc., through the social networking service.07-14-2011
20090182822SOCIAL COLLABORATIVE SCORING FOR MESSAGE PRIORITIZATION ACCORDING TO AN APPLICATION INTERACTION RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SENDER AND RECIPIENT - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to message prioritization and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for social collaborative prioritization of messages in a messaging system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for social collaborative prioritization of messages can be provided for a messaging system. The method can include receiving a message from a sender as directed to a recipient, determining a value for a different social collaborative criterion based upon an application interaction relationship between the sender and the recipient, transforming the value into a priority for the message, and associating the priority with the message in the messaging system.07-16-2009
20090182818HEURISTIC DETECTION OF PROBABLE MISSPELLED ADDRESSES IN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Methods and systems for detecting suspicious electronic communications, such as electronic mail (email) messages containing, originated or purportedly originated from misspelled and/or deliberately misleading addresses, are provided. According to one embodiment, an electronic communication, such as an electronic mail (email) message, is scanned to determine whether the electronic communication contains one or more suspicious addresses or represents a suspicious traffic pattern. If the electronic communication is determined to contain one or more suspicious addresses or is determined to represent a suspicious traffic pattern, then the electronic communication is handled in accordance with an electronic communication security policy associated with suspicious electronic communications. For example, an event may be logged, the electronic communication may be dropped or quarantined, the communication may be tagged as spam or possible phishing and/or an end user may be alerted to the existence of the one or more suspicious addresses.07-16-2009
20110208824Method and Apparatus for Service Selection and Indication - A technique for providing a service availability indication to a user terminal is described. In a method realization, the technique comprises providing a data structure representative of user terminals and of inter-terminal relationships derived from one or more communication parameters pertaining to communications between the user terminals. Additionally, for at least some of the user terminals service utilization information for each of a plurality of services is provided. The technique further includes selecting, for at least one user terminal and from the plurality of services, a service not used by the at least one user terminal, wherein the service selection is based on the service utilization information provided for user terminals having a predefined association with the at least one user terminal as determined by the inter-terminal relationships, and sending a message indicative of the selected service to the at least one user terminal.08-25-2011
20110208819Method And Computer Program Product For Establishing Real-Time Communications Between Networked Computers - A system, method, and computer program product is provided for establishing real-time communications between computer users connected by a communications network. An invitation is created by a first computer. An invitation is data that proposes a communication session. An invitation can indicate the status or availability of the sending user or of some other resource. Creation of the invitation is followed by the transfer of the invitation from the first computer to at least one second computer. The invitation can be transferred electronically through the network, or physically, by the transfer of a magnetic medium bearing the invitation. The invitation contains parameters to configure an invitation communicator application for communications between the first and second computers. The second computer accepts the invitation and invokes an invitation communicator application to allow communication.08-25-2011
20110208816CONTEXTUAL SUMMARY OF RECENT COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention provides mechanisms for determining contextual information and including at least some of the determined contextual information in a communication. As an example, a multi-modal communications thumbnail providing context and prior communications summary as an attachment to a communication may be provided. The context and prior communications summary may supplement or replace one or more of a typical communications identifier such as subject, title, and distribution information.08-25-2011
20110208815COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH POLLING SERVER PROVIDING DYNAMIC RECORD ID POLLING AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one data storage device configured to store electronic messages and record identifications (IDs) therefor in respective accounts, and a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices each associated with a respective account. The system may further include at least one polling server configured to perform polling requests of the at least one data storage device and retrieve therefrom respective record IDs for each account, with each polling request being for a selectable number of record IDs. The polling server(s) may also be configured to selectively change the number of record IDs in each polling request based upon an estimated number of electronic messages stored in a respective account, and cause electronic messages to be delivered to respective mobile wireless communications devices based upon the record IDs.08-25-2011
20100146060COLLABORATIVE AUTHORING METHOD FOR VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT - A video game development system adapted for collaborative game authoring. The system includes a video game platform with a game engine running or providing video game instance based on a set of game data (e.g., defined game logic or game assets such as animations, objects, and game settings). A communications hub module is communicatively linked to the video game platform, and first and second game development tools are linked to the communications hub module. The tools are operated to modify the set of game data and to transmit authoring messages including content based on modifications to the game data to the communications hub module. The communications hub module generates game data update messages from these tool-generated authoring messages, which may be sent concurrently, and forwards the update messages to the video game platform. The game engine runs the video game using the set of game data including updates.06-10-2010
20100146059METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ELECTRONIC MAIL - A method and system for managing email between a sender and a recipient wherein the method and system provide the recipient with control over routing an email message, wherein the control includes predefining directions to be executed upon the receipt of an email message, and wherein the directions are dependent upon the properties of the email message. The recipient may enable or disable the control at any time.06-10-2010
20100146058Method for Providing a Meeting Scheduling Service06-10-2010
20090164593DERIVING OVERLAY INFORMATION FROM A USER INPUT FOR A BASE MESSAGE SCHEMA ASSOCIATED WITH A NODE IN A MESSAGE FLOW - There is disclosed a method, apparatus and computer program for deriving overlay information from a user input for a base message schema associated with a node in a message flow. The base message schema is presented to the user and has at least one variable portion. A user selection of a variable portion of the base schema is received. The user is then provided with possible overlay schema information for the selected variable portion. A user selection of the schema to be overlaid on the selected variable portion is received. The selected overlay schema is associated with the base schema.06-25-2009
20090164586METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE RECEPTION OF MESSAGES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and system for managing the reception of messages in a communication network (06-25-2009
20090119377MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS ON AN R-SMART NETWORK - Implementations related to managing communications on r-smart networks are disclosed.05-07-2009
20120198007Electronic Apparatus, Communication Control Method and Communication Control System - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first storage, a second storage and a control module. The first storage stores a destination list including a first address indicating a destination of a first e-mail which has already transmitted. The second storage stores at least one of a white list and a black list, the white list including an address to which transmission of an e-mail is permitted, the black list including an address to which transmission of an e-mail is blocked. The control module blocks transmission of a second e-mail to a second address if the second address is not included in the white list or the second address is included in the black list in a block mode and issues an alert on the transmission of the second e-mail to the second address if the second address is not included in the destination list.08-02-2012
20120198003Functionality for Sharing Items Using Recipient-Specific Access Codes - A collaboration system is described for sharing files. The collaboration system operates by receiving an Email message from a sender, the Email message specifying an attachment item (such as a file) and one or more recipients. The Email message also specifies a sender code assigned to the sender for the particular attachment item. The collaboration system stores the attachment item and then generates a recipient-specific code associated with each recipient who is to receive the Email message. The collaboration system then sends a recipient-tailored Email message to each recipient. Each recipient-tailored Email message contains Email content provided by the original Email message along with a recipient-specific code associated with the recipient. Each recipient can access the attachment item via its recipient-specific code, which constitutes a secure access key.08-02-2012
20090083388System for Information Capture - A system for information capture for use in an environment comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein a node communicates with another node via an electronic message and wherein expertise information is associated with a first set of the plurality of nodes. The system comprises means for receiving an input comprising expertise information, means for determining the first set of the plurality of nodes associated with expertise information, means for aggregating a second set of a plurality of nodes of the first set, wherein each node in the second set is associated with the expertise information and communicates with another node in the second set via an electronic message and means for generating a visual representation from information associated with: the second set of a plurality of nodes and the electronic messages associated with the second set of a plurality of nodes.03-26-2009
20090138556SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING QUICK RESPONSE REPLIES ON A DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A system and method for implementing quick response replies on a data processing system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a user drafts a current message within a current window of an instant messaging (IM) client, wherein the current message is targeted to a current user. In response to receiving a new message when the current message is partially drafted, the user drafts a new reply message to respond to the new message while preserving the partially-drafted message. The IM client sends the new reply message to respond to the new message. The user completes the partially-drafted current message and the IM client sends the completed current message to the current user.05-28-2009
20110219092E-MAIL RECEPTION CONTROL SYSTEM, E-MAIL RECEPTION CONTROL METHOD, MOBILE TERMINAL AND PROGRAM - An e-mail reception control system is provided for improving a convenience during international roaming and reducing unnecessary communication charges. The e-mail reception control system includes an e-mail reception control system including a mobile terminal which transmits filter information which is set in an own terminal and is referred to for determining whether to permit or reject a reception of an e-mail to a server in response to detecting international roaming and a server which controls a distribution of the e-mail to the mobile terminal based on the filter information.09-08-2011
20090182815ACCELERATING PEER-TO-PEER CONTENT DISTRIBUTION - The acceleration of peer-to-peer downloads of content files wherein a tracker performs a condition based peer selection that is dynamically adjustable. A further feature relates to the use of enhanced message scheme for communications. One embodiment is a system in a swarm having at least one origin seed capable of at least initially storing the content files with at least one tracker maintaining a list of peers wherein the tracker uses at least one dynamically adjusting peer selection algorithm to generate a condition based peer-list and provides the condition based peer-list to a requesting peer.07-16-2009
20090182819TECHNIQUES TO SELECTIVELY SHARE MESSAGES - Techniques to selectively share messages are described. An apparatus may comprise a trusted delegate server having a message sharing module. The message sharing module may be operative to selectively retrieve messages for a primary message recipient from a unified messaging server based on a message type defined by a message sharing policy. The messaging sharing module may send the messages to a secondary message recipient for the message type as defined by the message sharing policy over a packet-switched network. Other embodiments are described and claimed.07-16-2009
20090182816METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING J2EE AND .NET INTEROPERATING APPLICATIONS - A computer implemented method, system, and computer usable program code for managing a transaction between a service client and a service provider is provided. A request from a Web services client application is received. A correlation token and a unique transaction handle associated with the correlation token are extracted from the request, forming an extracted correlation token and an extracted transaction handle. A child correlation token is generated using the extracted correlation token as a parent correlation token. A unique transaction handle associated with the child correlation token is generated. A timer associated with the unique transaction handle and child correlation token is started. The request is performed. The timer associated with the unique transaction handle is stopped. The extracted transaction handle is inserted in a response to the request. The response with the extracted transaction handle is transmitted to a Web services client application.07-16-2009
20090182817Architecture for online communal and connected experiences - Various aspects are disclosed herein for an architecture for online communal and connected experiences. This architecture can be embodied in an application running a host computing device, where the application provides functionalities such as finding modules on local devices or hosted on online services, launching such modules, switching between a plurality of such concurrently running modules, and providing many-to-many text, voice, and video functionality. This application can also interface with managed runtime code on the host computing device, thereby providing inputting, outputting, and network communication means among a plurality of computing devices having different platforms.07-16-2009
20090164594Instant messaging market interface - Enabling anonymous negotiations between counterparties via instant messaging protocols, without the need to use client based software, to occur on a fully anonymous basis, through the provision of counterparty credit intermediation and threading of conversations via a masking mechanism. In implementation, the instant message traffic is intermediated by an automated server-based interface which interprets requests for bids or offers and submits such offers to a defined distribution list. The interface then can direct negotiations on an anonymous and automated basis through directed responses and ultimately totally private instant messaging channels.06-25-2009
20090164585SHARE WEB FEEDS THROUGH MESSAGING - A method may include creating a message having a web feed uniform resource locator (URL), providing an indicator in the message that the web feed URL is included in the message, the indicator being in addition to the web feed URL, identifying that the message includes the web feed URL based on the indicator, and associating the web feed URL to a contact entry.06-25-2009
20090164590APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME EVENT UPDATES - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to collect information from a community of event updaters regarding an ongoing event. The information is sent to a recipient community of users that has requested ongoing event updates.06-25-2009
20090164591Method and Server for Invoking Application Servers in a Sip Network - The invention concerns a method for invoking at least one service application server (AS) during a communication between an originating user agent (O_UA) and end user agent (T_UA). It consists at least in opening (A) two separate dialogues, between a service selecting function (SIF) and, respectively, the originating agent (O_UA) and the end agent (T_UA). The function (SIF) is substituted to the user agent (T_UA) in its dialogue with the user agent (O_UA) and to the user agent (O_UA) in its dialogue with the user agent (T_UA). The messages from the user agents during the two opened dialogues are stored (B) and at least one service conditional triggering criterion on the two dialogues is verified (C). If the triggering criterion is verified, at least part of the messages is restored (D) to the server so as to trigger the invocation thereof. The invention is useful for invoking application servers in a SIP network.06-25-2009
20090164588EMAIL CATEGORIZATION METHODS, CODING, AND TOOLS - An electronic mail management system is operable to receive electronic mail message components from a user. Prior to sending of the email message, a plurality of predetermined categories for classifying the electronic message are presented to the user. The email system receives a user selection from the predetermined categories. A determination is made as to whether or not the email recipient is a member of a predetermined class of recipients. The electronic mail is then sent to the recipient. The user selection is embedded within the email message if the recipient is a member of the predetermined class of recipients. Finally, the email is stored in a manner dependent upon the user selection. Similarly, the email management server may also be operable to categorize received email messages. Further, email messages may be selected or programmed to automatically be deleted upon certain events.06-25-2009
20090164587METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SERVER FOR GROUP COMMUNICATIONS - A method and communication server for creating a communication group are provided, wherein the server detects a group communication, such as for example, a text-based group communication, or a voice or video based group communications. The server not only sets up the group communication toward the participants, but also creates a communication group, comprising an identifier and identities of the participants, in response to the group communication detection. Participants to the group communication receive from the server a communication group identifier, which they can store and use in order to facilitate subsequent group communications.06-25-2009
20090132666Method and apparatus for implementing a network based debugging protocol - Techniques for automatically triggering debug sessions across a network are described herein. In one embodiment of the invention, at a first code module in a first computing device, a detected event is determined to constitute an automatic start network debug session condition, wherein the detected event is an occurrence of significance to the first code module, and wherein the automatic start debug session condition is a set of one or more start criterions of which the detected event is a part. One or more actions for that automatic start network debug session condition are determined, wherein each action includes properties of a different one of the one or more debug sessions. A destination of at least one of the actions is determined to be a second computing device. An automatic network debug message is formed for each action destined for the second computing device, wherein the automatic network debug message is based on that action and wherein the automatic network debug message indicates the properties of the debug session. Each automatic network debug message destined for the second computing is transmitted to the second computing device. Upon receiving the automatic network debug messages, the second computing device processes each received automatic network debug message, wherein processing includes reforming the action from the received automatic network debug message and sending the reformed action to a local code module upon determining that the local code module should automatically start a debug session. One or more flags are set according to each reformed action to start the debug session corresponding to each reformed action, and a set of one or more debug messages are generated corresponding to the flags that are set. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.05-21-2009
20090164597Content Restriction Compliance Using Reverse DNS Lookup - A method for alerting Internet content providers of the age or other personal information of a computer user, which includes receiving a reverse DNS lookup query from an Internet content provider; and providing the age information of the computer user, in addition to a host name, from a reverse map zone file in response to the request. The personal information may be used by the content provider to select appropriate content for the requesting host, for example for complying with content restrictions. A system of alerting an Internet content provider of the age or other personal information of a computer user is also provided.06-25-2009
20090144384DOMAIN MANAGING METHOD, DOMAIN EXTENDING METHOD AND REFERENCE POINT CONTROLLER ELECTING METHOD - A method of managing a domain, a method of extending a domain, and a method of selecting a reference point controller are provided. The method of operating the domain includes: receiving a request for authenticating a reference point controller from a reference point controller candidate; invalidating a membership of the stored reference point controller; generating a unique reference point controller membership for verifying that the reference point controller candidate is a new reference point controller; and transmitting the generated reference point controller membership to the reference point controller candidate. Accordingly, even when an error occurs in the reference point controller, the function of the reference point controller can be rapidly replaced by using the reference point controller candidate.06-04-2009
20090144378SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR THE DELIVERY OF EMAIL TEXT MESSAGES AND IMAGE ATTACHMENTS TO AN IPTV DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention relates to a method for the delivery and display of an email text message and image attachment to an IPTV enabled display device. The method comprises retrieving an email message and at least one image attachment from an email account, and saving the email message and at least one image attachment. The method further comprises analyzing the retrieved email message to determine if an IPTV account is associated with data that is comprised within the email message, and transmitting a notification to the IPTV account in the event that the email data that is comprised within the email message is determined to be associated with the IPTV account.06-04-2009
20090144375METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR TRANSMITTING MAPS BY MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE - Methods, systems, and computer program products for transmitting maps via multimedia messaging service (MMS). The methods, systems, and computer program products include acquiring a map, displaying the map on a display screen of a device, initiating an MMS formatting application to format the map in an MMS format, and transmitting the MMS formatted map over a network.06-04-2009
20090144374System and Method for Unsolicited Electronic Mail Identification and Evasion - A method and system are disclosed for the identification of and avoidance of unsolicited email or Spam mail. The present invention is a system and method for channeling email to prevent unsolicited email and to identify the sources of unsolicited email by creating a new layer to a common email exchange. The present invention is not spam filtering, though it can be used in conjunction with spam filters to increase the effectiveness of such filters. The present invention may work off of a client and server methodology to keep email identifiable through select channels that are agreed upon with the client and server. The present invention is not dependent upon specific operating systems or implementations of an email protocol. The present invention may be comprised of multiple configuration settings that may ask, allow, deny, and remember implementation level features.06-04-2009
20090187637INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and apparatuses for processing an instant message from a source wireless communication device to a destination device are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes receiving the instant message from the source wireless communication device, the instant message having a source wireless communication identifier, a destination instant messenger identifier, and data contents; extracting the source wireless communication identifier, the destination instant messenger identifier and the data contents from the instant message; retrieving a source instant messenger identifier corresponding to the source wireless communication identifier; binding the source instant messenger identifier with the source wireless communication identifier; and transmitting the data contents with the source instant messenger identifier to the destination device over a communication network, based on the destination instant messenger identifier. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.07-23-2009
20090187632Mail Object Migration - A mail enabled object may be migrated from one hosting server to another by using a temporary buffer that may capture incoming mail during the migration operation. A new mail enabled object may be created and enabled on a target server, and the old mail object may be disabled and forwarded to a buffer that may collect incoming messages. While the buffer receives incoming messages, the contents of the old mail object may be copied to the new mail object. After verifying the transfer of the contents, the buffer may be released to forward any collected messages to the new mail object. The old mail object may then be cleaned up. The migration may be performed from one server to another, from one forest to another, and to and from a remotely hosted messaging service.07-23-2009
20090138563DYNAMICAL ROUTING FOR TEXT MESSAGING - Routing text messages. A mobile message (MM) is received from an application program or other message source, and includes a destination identifier, such as a phone number. Based on the destination identifier, a routing server determines whether the MM is to be locally routed to a destination carrier, or forwarded to a remote server that provides access to the destination carrier. For local routing, the routing server determines a channel to the carrier based on predefined carrier information, the destination user information, and the carrier gateway dynamic information. The predefined carrier information indicates predicted availability or reliability of each of a plurality of channels to the carrier. The destination user information indicates availability of the destination user to receive messages, and includes a destination user criterion for determining one of the channels. The carrier gateway dynamic information indicates current and statistical traffic information for each of the channels.05-28-2009
20090138561SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVICE ORIENTED EMAIL CLIENT APPLICATION - A system to facilitate a service oriented email client application. The system includes a service registry, a service address book coupled to an email client, and an email composer coupled to the service address book. The service registry includes service information. The service information describes how to invoke a web service. The service address book includes a web service entry linked to the service information for the web service in the service registry. The email composer generates a user input form with a custom input field corresponding to the service information for the web service.05-28-2009
20090138565Method and System for Facilitating Content Analysis and Insertion - Disclosed is a system and method for facilitating the analysis and classification of content, and the selection and insertion of relevant content into messages. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a system and method that may allow for the selection and insertion of relevant content into messages in a computerized network.05-28-2009
20090138564APPARATUS FOR AND A METHOD OF DELIVERING A MESSAGE TO A USER - Apparatus for delivering a message to a user comprising means for communicating with service providers and means for communicating with device agents operating on respective user devices, wherein the service provider communicating means is configured to receive a request to communicate with a specified user and to selectively output a message for the user to said device agent communicating means and wherein the device agent communicating means is configured to maintain a list of connected device agents, to receive information, from one of said connected device agents, for identifying a preferred device agent for sending a message to the user, to store information for identifying the preferred device agent and to transmit the message to the preferred device agent.05-28-2009
20090138562METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AGGREGATION OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A system and method for aggregating and delivering electronic messages is provided. The method includes periodically retrieving electronic messages associated with a single user from a plurality of source electronic mail servers via an aggregation server, storing the retrieved messages from the plurality of source electronic mail servers in an aggregated message store, generating an aggregated electronic mail message containing an aggregated list of the retrieved messages, and delivering the aggregated electronic mail message to a single destination mailbox for retrieval by the user as a single e-mail message, wherein the aggregated electronic mail message contains at least a portion of each of the retrieved electronic messages.05-28-2009
20110125863Methods And Systems For Managing Metadata In Email Attachments In A Network Environment - A method and system for removing metadata from email attachments sent from mobile devices includes receiving an email with an attached document. The attached document has metadata removed to create a cleansed version of the attached document. The attached document is replaced by the cleansed version of the attached document, and the email is sent according to the address or addresses included in the email.05-26-2011
20110125861SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING PEER REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIGITAL CONTENT - A digital content review and distribution system and method are provided. In general, a number of authors of digital content register with a content review and distribution agent, which may be hosted by a central server. The authors agree to review digital content submitted by other authors in exchange for review and distribution of their own content. In operation, an author submits metadata associated with digital content to be reviewed and optionally the digital content to the content review and distribution agent. In response to the submission, the content review and distribution agent effects a review of the digital content by one or more groups of reviewers, where the groups of reviewers are selected from the other authors registered with the content review and distribution agent based on the metadata for the digital content and reviewer credentials of the other authors.05-26-2011
20110125855Method and filter system for filtering messages received via a serial data bus of a communication network by a user of the network - A method and a filter system for filtering messages which are received, via a serial data bus of a communications network, in a communication module of a user connected to the data bus. To allow particularly simple and efficient filtering of incoming messages, even when there is a large number of filtering criteria, it is proposed that the filter system includes a list in which multiple identifier pairs are stored which define a range delimited in each case by a first identifier and a second identifier. The identifier for an incoming message is compared at least to selected identifier pairs from the list, and a query is made concerning whether the identifier for the incoming message is greater than, or greater than or equal to, the selected first identifier, and is less than, or less than or equal to, the selected second identifier. The incoming message is forwarded to the application or rejected, depending on the configuration bit specification, if the identifier for the incoming message is within the range delimited by the first identifier and the second identifier.05-26-2011
20110125853System and Method of Handling Electronic Mail Having Attachments - The system and method for handling email messages having at least one attachment. The system checks each outgoing email for attachments that are larger than a predefined size, detaches each such attachment from the email message, and splits each such attachment into segments. The system sends each of the segments to the addressees in separate emails so that each sent email is of a size less than the predefined threshold size. The system also includes a function that screens incoming emails or an inbox for split mail messages with separated attachments. For each detected split mail message, the system reassembles the original email along with the attachments.05-26-2011
20090049144APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROCESSING EMAIL, AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING EMAIL - An email processing apparatus determines, from at least one or more of a main body of an email and a subject of an email stored in an email storage unit, a content category of the email; specifies, based on the content category, a search target category of a search target email that relates to the email of the content category; acquires search target information for searching for a search target email of the search target category; and creates a search condition for searching for the search target email containing the search target information in the email storage unit.02-19-2009
20090049142CONFIDENTIALITY MANAGEMENT OF E-MAIL USERS IN REDISTRIBUTED E-MAIL MESSAGES - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to instant messaging and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for managing e-mail user confidentiality. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for managing e-mail user confidentiality can be provided. The method can include transmitting an e-mail message for delivery to multiple e-mail users and corresponding e-mail addresses, identifying a privacy preference for a particular one of the e-mail users; and, concealing a display within the e-mail message of an e-mail address associated with the particular one of the e-mail users responsive to the privacy preference.02-19-2009
20090049137REFERENCING RELATIVE ROLE SUFFIXES IN A COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to referencing organizational roles in a collaborative computing environment and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for referencing relative role suffixes in a collaborative computing environment. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for referencing relative role suffixes in a collaborative computing environment can include receiving as input to a collaborative tool in the collaborative computing environment, a relative reference to a member of the collaborative computing environment and decomposing the relative reference into a prefix and a suffix. The method further can include determining a member specified by the prefix and a role specified by the suffix and transforming the role to a member of the collaborative computing environment relative to the member specified by the prefix. Finally, the method can include returning the transformed member to the collaborative tool.02-19-2009
20090049133METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING AN INSTANT MESSAGE PERSONA TO MANAGE A SERVICE DESK ENVIRONMENT - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for managing a service desk environment. The process receives a request from the user. The request is received via instant messenger and includes at least one of a set of predefined messages. The process then identifies a source of information for generating a response to the request from the user. Thereafter, the process queries the source of information using the set of predefined messages to form a response to the request from the user. The process then presents the response to the user via instant messenger.02-19-2009
20110125851Electronic message routing - An electronic message processing system in which routing tags are used to determine how electronic messages are routed, distributed, or otherwise processed by the system. The association of a routing tag with an electronic message indicates to the system that the tagged electronic message does not need to undergo classification in order to determine how to process the message. In particular, routing tags are associated with electronic messages which have already been classified and which are subsequently sent out of the system to return at a later time. The routing tag prevents the message from having to be re-classified upon its return to the system. Reducing the number of messages that are classified, or re-classified, is advantageous since the classification process, which typically involves text analysis, is a time consuming process.05-26-2011
20100005147Ordered message processing - Messages are processed to guarantee proper work scheduling and allow for cyclic and conditional processing. A processing node requiring ordered processing of messages is configured to operate within a plurality of successive processing nodes not requiring ordering processing of messages. Nodes upstream of the ordered node (i) monitor skew between the messages being processed and messages that are ordered after the messages still being processed and that have been forwarded downstream of the node and (ii) pause processing upon reaching skew limits. The nodes upstream of the ordered node limit output of messages to be within a delta of other messages as defined by message IDs. In addition, messages removed from a flow path are replaced by Null messages for ordered processing. Child messages are encoded to incorporate parent IDs preserving ordering systems.01-07-2010
20100005148EMAIL SMS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM PROVIDING ENHANCED CHARGE ACCOUNTING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one wireless communications device and at least one electronic mail (email) server for storing email messages for the at least one wireless communications device. An email relay server may detect a new email message on the at least one email server and, based thereon, send a short message service (SMS) notification with an original SMS identifier to the at least one wireless communications device. The at least one wireless communications device may detect the SMS notification and send an instruction to the email relay server to thereafter send any subsequent SMS notification with a different SMS identifier rather than the original SMS identifier.01-07-2010
20110225254AUTOMATIC DISPLAY OF EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LISTS - Embodiments of the present invention are directed generally to autocompete functionality in messaging applications. The autocomplete functionality, for example, generates frequently and/or recently used distribution lists or groups, performs keyword searches to identify recipient identifiers, and provides convenient modification of existing distribution lists or groups.09-15-2011
20130219002AUTOMATICALLY POPULATING RECIPIENTS IN AN INSTANT MESSAGING OR OTHER COMPUTER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and a method for automatically populating chat recipients in an instant messaging system in which chat recipients are automatically populated from external data sources, e.g. clipboard, spreadsheet, document, database, directory, etc., and a chat session started with the click of a single user interface button or the like. A pop-up window is generated that allows the user to select a data source from which the chat recipients are to be obtained. The data source may be scanned to identify candidate names matching a predetermined name format, or the user is prompted to provide at least a portion of a search string. The user can then select which of the returned names are to be used in initiating the chat session. The disclosed system then generates a user interface object allowing the initiating user to perform an action with the selected recipients, including initiating a chat session.08-22-2013
20130218999ELECTRONIC MESSAGE RESPONSE AND REMEDIATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided is a method, system and software for responding to an incoming electronic message, including determining whether the incoming electronic message is relevant or irrelevant to a user, and if the incoming electronic message is irrelevant to the user, parsing the incoming electronic message for message origination information and replying to the message using the message origination information. Also provided is responding to irrelevant messages in a social networking, website and other electronic content repository context, and detecting and responding when a irrelevant message attempts to access a device.08-22-2013
20130218989METHOD FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC MAIL DELIVERY - The object of the invention is a method to receive and send electronic mail from a transmitting user to a recipient, generating proof of the operation transactions to submit the transmitting user a certificate as a trusted third party. To that end, it features the steps of reception in a mail server of a copy of the first electronic message sent by the transmitting user to the recipient, the later delivery of a copy of the first electronic message to the recipient together with a particular indication, so that the recipient receives a second electronic message copy of the first electronic message from the mail server, which comprises that particular indication. Finally, the data processing unit creates an electronic document with the transactional data of the delivered copy and signs it digitally creating a certificate that is sent to the initial user.08-22-2013
20090177751Mail transmission method - A mail server unit receives an electronic mail sent by a mail sender, the mail being received via a mailer of a terminal of the mail sender, sets a browsing privilege for an attachment of the mail and encrypts the attachment, controls the browsing privilege for the attachment, executes error processing when control items are set to the attachment, and executes processing to decrypt an encrypted attachment.07-09-2009
20090177747MAILING LIST EXPANSION TRACE - A method is disclosed for providing a trace of mailing list expansion performed on an electronic message delivered to an electronic mailing list. The method comprises receiving an electronic message addressed to an electronic mailing list having a set of recipients; inserting an informational header line in a message header of the electronic message that is indicative of the electronic mailing list; and relaying the message for delivery to the set of recipients on the electronic mailing list.07-09-2009
20130218987Aggregation and Visualization of Multiple Chat Room Information - The information made available in a series of chat windows which each represent a different chat room is summarized and displayed in a single chat window summary screen. In this way a user can monitor a single window in a single display rather than many windows occupying a series of displays. When one of the chat room summaries indicates something of interest to the user, the user may return to a view of the entire chat window for that chat room. In some implementations the user may designate one or more of the chat room summaries as an active window. The active window may include more information in its summary that the chat room summaries for the remaining chat room summaries which are not designated as active windows.08-22-2013
20130218983METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TWO OR MORE INTERESTED PARTIES - A method and system for communicating anonymously between two parties until such time that the parties may wish to reveal their identities to each other. This is accomplished by using a portable device that enables anonymous communications between a sender (operating a sender device such as a smartphone) and a recipient (operating a recipient device such as a smartphone) via an anonymous communications server computer.08-22-2013
20130218979Consistent Interface for Feed Collaboration Group and Feed Event Subscription - A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a feed collaboration group and/or a feed event subscription business object.08-22-2013
20090177748SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC OPPORTUNISTIC DATA AND IMAGE SHARING - A system for requesting data from another includes means for automatically appending a request for certain information to an outgoing message. In one embodiment, an e-mail editor includes an on-screen “radio button” for causing a request for missing contact information to be appended to the message being composed. The system may automatically parse incoming messages for the requested information which may be extracted and stored automatically. Information may be associated with a date which triggers an automatic request for updated information. Certain embodiments of the invention may be one-sided—implemented on a single programmed system. Other embodiments are implemented on multiple systems such that the process may be automated on both the requesting and replying systems. In yet other embodiments, a website or file server is employed to upload and download requested information.07-09-2009
20090177753RETAINED PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method comprising steps of: a broker software application receiving a first published message on a topic from a publisher application and storing the first published message in a local storage location along with an indicator which indicates that the first published message originated from a publisher application that is local to the broker software application; the broker software application receiving a second published message on the topic from another broker software application and storing the second published message in the local storage location in place of the previously stored first published message, along with an indicator which indicates that the second published message originated from a publisher application that is remote to the broker software application; and the broker software application delivering the second published message, from the local storage location, to a requesting subscriber application which has requested a last retained publication message on the topic.07-09-2009
20090177752System and Method for Processing User Input - Systems and methods for processing user input are provided. In one example method, a method for accepting at least one contact identifier as input data in a social networking system is disclosed. The method comprises: providing a text box to a first account holder, the text box enabling the first account holder to input the at least one contact identifier as an input string; receiving the input string from the first account holder; parsing the input string to identify each of the at least one contact identifiers contained within the input string; categorizing each contact identifier by category; associating each contact identifier with the first account holder; and storing each contact identifier for use at a subsequent time.07-09-2009
20090177750Text-based communication control for personal communication device - Systems, devices, and methods are provided for enabling a user to control the content of text-based messages sent to or received from an administered device. In some embodiments, a message will be blocked (incoming or outgoing) if the message includes forbidden content. In other embodiments, the objectionable content is removed from the message prior to transmission or as part of the receiving process. The content of such a message is controlled by filtering the message based on defined criteria. The criteria may be defined according to a parental control application. These techniques also may be used, in accordance with instructional embodiments, to require the administered devices to include certain text in messages. These embodiments might, for example, require that a certain number of Spanish words per day be included in e-mails for a child learning Spanish.07-09-2009
20090019119SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ONE OR MORE MISSING ATTACHMENTS OR EXTERNAL REFERENCES IN COLLABORATION PROGRAMS - A system and method provide an enhancement to electronic mail programs, messaging and collaboration programs that scan the sender's message text and determines that the sender intended to attach one or more attachments or include one or more external references, but no attachment or reference has been included, and warns the user before sending. The system and method identify variants of typical phraseology such as “attached is . . . ”, “Here is . . . ”, “This file . . . ”, “take a look at this . . . ”, etc., and determines that it was likely that the user meant to attach or refer to something.01-15-2009
20090327442Method and System for Providing Backup Messages to Wireless Devices During Outages - The method and system of the present invention provides an improved technique for providing email to a wireless device during an outage. Email messages are redirected from the primary email system to a secondary email system during an outage such as, for example, a natural disaster. Email messages are accessible from the secondary email system through a wireless device. A notification message is sent to the user's wireless device alerting them that their email messages are available on the secondary email system through their wireless device. After the termination of the outage, email messages received during the outage are synchronized into the users standard email application.12-31-2009
20090327436INSTANT MESSAGING NETWORK CONTROL MODULE - An instant messaging network control module has a processor, a network connecting module, a connecting interface and a memory. The network connecting module is used to connect to an instant messaging server. The connecting interface is used to electronically connect to an outer controlled device. The memory stores a local machine account and a password of the network control module for logging on to the instant message service, a client account and an automatic operating process. The automatic operating process is executed by the processor to allow the network control module to log on to the instant messaging service, receive instant messages sent from a client device logged on to the instant messaging service with the client account and send a corresponding operating command to the outer controlled device. Therefore the network control module provides an easy and cheap way to remotely control the outer controlled device.12-31-2009
20090327434Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Anonymous Polling - An apparatus for anonymous polling may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive an input message and identify whether the input message includes a request or a response to the request and, if the input message includes the request, the processor may be further configured to identify a source of the input message. The processor may also be configured to provide for transmission of an output message. In this regard, based on the whether the input message includes a request or a response, and based on the source of the input message, the apparatus may operate as a referral agent, a responder, or a forwarding agent. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.12-31-2009
20090327432SOCIAL NETWORK NOTIFICATIONS FOR EXTERNAL UPDATES - Various technologies for notifying users of a social network service of updates to services external to the social network service by members of the social network. The external service may be a typical web service, such as blogging, and video and photo sharing services. In one implementation, a member of a social network may register the external service with the social network service. Thereinafter, updates that the user makes on the external service may trigger notifications to members of the user's social network.12-31-2009
20090327431AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD OF IMAGES FROM ONLINE STORAGE - Various technologies for automatically downloading one or more high resolution image files from online storage. In one implementation, an e-mail client desktop application (stored at a sender's computer) may receive a request from the sender to send an e-mail with one or more high resolution image files added to the e-mail. Although the high resolution image files may be uploaded to a server, the files may be added as lower resolution image files with hidden Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses that may indicate the location on the server of the corresponding high resolution image files. Prior to sending the e-mail, the e-mail client desktop application may concatenate each high resolution image file's URL address with an extension or tag such as “?download” so that the address may later be easily identified.12-31-2009
20090327428MULTIMODAL CONVERSATION TRANSFER - In one embodiment, a user may transfer a multimodal conversation. A multimodal conversation may have a first mode communication session and a second mode communication session. A first user point of presence may execute a first transfer of the first mode communication session with a first partner point of presence from the first user point of presence to a first target point of presence. A second user point of presence may execute a second transfer of the second mode communication session with a second partner point of presence from the second user point of presence to a second target point of presence.12-31-2009
20090327427METHOD OF AGGREGATING BUSINESS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS - A method and system for facilitating relationships across multiple networks is described. The meta-network includes relationship information describing users, the networks to which such users belong, and the relationships that they have established within such networks. When a relationship is established in a network, it can be used to propagate relationships across any number of networks with the same or different users. The meta-network enhances the users' ability to search for information and manage their relationships across multiple networks. A user can search for other users according to one or more user-specified attributes. One or more users satisfying the user-specified attributes are identified, and a similarity measure may be determined for each of the identified users. A mapping interface is displayed to the user to enable the user to visually compare the identified users having a similarity measure within the displayed range. The mapping interface allows the user to invite one or more of the displayed users to establish a relationship with the user.12-31-2009
20090187630Method for Interacting With Infrastructure Devices Via Instant Messaging - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for interacting with and controlling infrastructure devices within an IM environment. The method comprises registering at least one infrastructure device at an IM server, registering at least one computing device at the IM server, and delivering one or more of infrastructure device characteristics, status information, and service information from a registered infrastructure device to the IM server, wherein the IM server is configured to publish and update the infrastructure device characteristics, status information, and service information from the at least one registered infrastructure device to registered computing devices. The method also comprises maintaining and displaying a contact list at an IM client application executing at a registered computing device, wherein the contact listing is populated with a listing of registered infrastructure devices and the infrastructure device characteristics, status information, and service information that is associated with the infrastructure device.07-23-2009
20090187633Capability broker and messaging system - Disclosed are a capability broker, a related messaging system and methods. The capability broker is placed in new network architecture between traffic proxies and enabler servers. The capability broker is equipped with a capability interface adapted to receive a capability request pertaining to a request of at least one capability. The capability broker is adapted to use one or more messages to obtain the requested at least one capability from one or more enabler servers responsive to receiving said capability request, and to provide a response to said capability request on the basis of the obtained capability.07-23-2009
20090187631AGGREGATED MESSAGE TRACKING STATUS NOTIFICATION MECHANISM - A notification mechanism that aggregates multiple email tracking status updates into a new type of aggregated message, and transports this new type of message according to a configured interval. The tracking status transported in this aggregated status message can be a positive delivery event, a negative delivery event, hand-off of ownership, or any information to be communicated. This information can be delivered to email users to provide information about the message delivery and, routed to messaging system applications such as journaling (to allow rich delivery information in a journal report) and/or high-availability transport (to allow resubmission of a message in case of hardware failure).07-23-2009
20090063648Viewing Attachments to Electronic Communications Via Pushing the Attachment to a Networked Viewing Site - A method and system for viewing an attachment to an electronic communication transmitted in an electronic messaging system is disclosed in which the system receives a communication; examines the content of the communication; sends an attachment contained in the communication to an alternate viewing site; and presents the content of the attachment contained in the communication at the alternate viewing site in a universally-viewable format. An alternative embodiment further includes prompting the receiver of the communication for verification of a previously assigned personal identification number.03-05-2009
20090063644SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REPLICATING MESSAGE STATUS CHANGES ACROSS MESSAGING SYSTEMS - The present invention provides a method, system and program product for replicating message status changes across messaging systems. Specifically, under the present invention, when a status of a message for a user is changed on a messaging system, the status change is entered into a log associated with the user along with a clock time of the messaging system. The status change is then replicated to a replica messaging system along with the clock time of the original messaging system. Upon receipt, the replica messaging system will ensure that the status change is the most recent activity for the message. If so, the status change will be entered into a log of the replica messaging system along with the clock time of the original messaging system and a clock time of the replica messaging system.03-05-2009
20090055488METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING A LOCATION SELECTION ASSOCIATED WITH AN EVENT - The invention provides a communications system comprising an event server computer system, an event creation module on the event server computer system for permitting the creation of an event from an event host computer system over the network, and a storing module on the event server computer system for storing the event on the event server computer system, a transmissions module on the event server computer system for transmitting a signal relating to the event from a first computer system to a second computer system over a network, and a location selection module on the event server computer system for selecting at least one location from the event host computer system and associating the location with the event on the event server computer system.02-26-2009
20090055484SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTATION OF ELECTRONIC MAIL USERS USING AVATARS - There is disclosed a system and method for graphically representing an email user. In an embodiment, the method may comprise: at a sending communication device, sending an accompanying avatar or avatar identifier with an email message; at a receiving communication device, scanning an email message for an accompanying avatar or avatar identifier, and if an accompanying avatar is found, displaying the avatar with the email message in a message list user interface; if an accompanying avatar identifier is found, searching for an avatar locally stored at the receiving communication device, and displaying the locally stored avatar if found. The method further comprises sending and receiving a mood avatar or mood avatar identifier indicative of the mood of the user. The mood avatar may be selected at the sending communication device using a mood analyzer, or receiving a mood input from a user.02-26-2009
20090055481AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED SUBJECT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EMAIL MESSAGES BASED ON EMAIL MESSAGE CONTENT - The present invention discloses an email application that includes a subject evaluation engine, which is able to automatically generate a subject heading suggestion for an email message based upon content contained in the email message. The subject evaluation engine can also compare a pre-existing subject heading of the email message against content contained in the email message. User selectable interface elements can be included in the email application for invoking the suggestion and comparison functions of the subject evaluation engine. Further, the subject evaluation can automatically be initiated before an email message is sent, can be used to notify a user when the message's subject is inconsistent with the message's content, and can suggest one or more replacement subject headings for the current heading.02-26-2009
20090144385Sequential Message Transmission System - A computer system transmits a sequence of messages to multiple users. The first user subscribes to the sequence at a first time. In response, the system transmits each message in the sequence to the first user in sequence and at predetermined intervals (e.g., every month), beginning at the first user's subscription time. A second user subscribes to the sequence at a second time (e.g., a week after the first user's subscription time). In response, the system transmits each message in the sequence to the second user in sequence and at predetermined intervals (e.g., every month), beginning at the second user's subscription time. As a result, the system may transmit the same message in the sequence to different users at different times, and transmit different messages in the sequence to different users at the same time. Advertisements may be dynamically inserted within the messages based on their delivery times.06-04-2009
20090144381Method and system for data formatting - A system includes a data store and a server in communication with the data store. The server includes formatting modules having a plurality of formatters, validation modules having a plurality of validators, and a streaming module. The server is configured to receive messages containing financial transaction data from one or more electronic communication networks or one or more client devices. The formatters are configured for each of the electronic communication networks or client devices and convert the messages into an internal format of the streaming system. The validation modules are configured to perform a validation check on the one or more formatted messages.06-04-2009
20090144377SOCIAL NEWS FORWARDING TO GENERATE INTEREST CLUSTERS - Embodiments are directed towards managing messages based on generated interest clusters. A message may be analyzed to determine one or more interest clusters associated with the message. The message may be automatically sent to members within the determined interest cluster(s), or if no members are in the interest cluster(s), to those identified in the sender's contact list. As recipients of the message respond to the message, the membership to the interest clusters may be revised. Responses used to revise the membership may include forwarding, reading, ignoring, or deleting the message. Subsequent revisions to the membership may be made based on responses to subsequent messages sent to the members of the interest cluster. Display of the message may be in a rank order based on a determined hop distance for the message. Third parties may use the interest cluster and/or sneezers to direct advertisements, or the like.06-04-2009
20090144376Adding Tiles to a Graphical User Interface - A software application having a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays content tiles along with the use of an electronic device to add tiles to the GUI is described in this disclosure. A predefined key on an input device is selected to indicate to display available tiles. One of the displayed available tiles is selected and the user designates a location on the display of the content tiles where to place the selected displayed available tiles. The selected tile is then inserted into the display with the plurality of tiles at the designated location and a tile previously at the designation location on the display is deleted and placed in a delete directory.06-04-2009
20090055493GATEWAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - A method for controlling a gateway device arranged between a client terminal and a server, and arranged to relay transmission and reception of e-mails, includes the steps of receiving a first e-mail stored in the server, converting the first e-mail into a second e-mail for temporary storage, transmitting the second e-mail to the client terminal, and managing information on the first e-mail and second e-mail.02-26-2009
20090055482System and Method to Promote Calendar Event Awareness in Instant Messaging Products - A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing a current availability status of a user to receive an instant messaging system (IMS) communication. Electronic calendar information to detect the next scheduled event for the selected IMS recipient. The time remaining before the scheduled event begins is determined. The remaining time and other predetermined information about the scheduled event is used to generate a current availability status of the IMS recipient. The current availability status is provided to the IMS sender prior to initiating an IMS session. The IMS sender and receiver are notified when the time remaining before the start of the event expires.02-26-2009
20090006567Providing Sender-Selected Sound Items to Conversation Participants - Functionality is described for allowing a first user to select a sound item. The first user can use a first device to send this sound item to a second device operated by a second user. Upon the occurrence of a triggering event, the sound item selected by the first user can be presented by the second device to the second user. The first device and the second device may correspond to two devices in an Instant Messaging (IM) system. According to another illustrative aspect, functionality is described that allows the first user to select the new sound item from a source sound item by adjusting the position and/or size (e.g., width) of a graphical selection unit that is presented over a graphical depiction of the source sound item.01-01-2009
20090006566Providing Access to Presence Information Using Multiple Presence Objects - An approach is described for maintaining multiple presence objects associated with a single entity. The different presence objects correspond to different respective aspects of the entity's presence. Each presence object includes subscriber information and permission information associated therewith. The subscriber information identifies the subscribers that subscribe to receive notifications for a particular presence object. The permission information identifies the users who are entitled to receive notifications for the particular presence object. By virtue of the use of multiple objects, the entity can control access to its presence information with a high degree of granularity.01-01-2009
20090006561METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR RETRACTING INSTANT MESSAGES - A method of and system for enabling retraction of instant messages detects a command to send an instant message from an instant message window. The system determines if the command is the first command sent from the instant message window after the window has received focus. If so, the system delays the execution of the command for a delay time according to a retraction policy, and provides a retraction control for canceling said command. The system cancels the command in response to actuation of the retraction control. The system may cancel the instant message in response to actuation of the retraction control. The system sends the instant message in response to expiration of the delay time without an actuation of the retraction control. The system may provide a control for sending the instant message before expiration of the delay time. The retraction policy may provide different delay times for different categories of recipients. The delay time may be zero for certain categories of recipients. The retraction policy may be configurable by a user.01-01-2009
20090006559Application Message Subscription Tracking In A High Speed, Low Latency Data Communications Environment - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for application message subscription tracking in a high speed, low latency data communications environment that includes: receiving, by a stream administration server from a subscribing client device, a subscription initiation request, the subscription initiation request specifying a message topic, the message topic specifying application messages for transmission to the subscribing client device from a message transmitting device; brokering, by the stream administration server, establishment of a message stream that provides the application messages for the specified message topic from the message transmitting device to the subscribing client device; and updating, by the stream administration server, a client subscription repository for monitoring application message subscriptions in dependence upon the subscription initiation request.01-01-2009
20090006558SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFORMING A THREAD OF EMAIL MESSAGES INTO A REAL-TIME MEETING - A system and method for transforming a thread of email messages into a real-time e-meeting. Collaborative processing between asynchronous and synchronous components are controlled through a UI which controls the selection of threaded messages and initiates an e-meeting including all the recipients of the thread, each participant may privately view the full content of the message by selecting the message, and the moderator has the option to terminate the real-time meeting. Any participant who accepts the invitation can see a synchronized inbox that is limited to the selected thread. A final summary of the decisions is then sent as a final message in the thread, thereby being captured in everyone's inbox.01-01-2009
20110225246ALTERNATE E-MAIL DELIVERY - A method is provided for transmitting an electronic mail (e-mail) message from a sender having a non-ASCII username to a recipient. The method comprising the following steps. It is determined whether or not the recipient is configured to receive the e-mail message. If the recipient is configured to receive the e-mail message, the message is transmitted to the recipient. If the recipient is not configured to receive the e-mail message, the e-mail message is submitted for storage in a data store, a uniform resource locator (URL) to identify a location of the stored e-mail message is obtained; and a notification message, including the URL, is transmitted to the recipient. A proxy server and e-mail server for implementing the method are also provided.09-15-2011
20090248824THEME-BASED INSTANT MESSAGING COMMUNICATIONS - Instant messaging communications are controlled using themes. A theme is a definition of properties and features of a specific instance of an instant messaging communications environment. Themes are stored at a server computer and may be requested by users of a client computer. Themes may be made available to users based on enterprise policies established by the owner of the server computer. Once downloaded to the client computer, a theme may be personalized by the user of the client computer provided personalization is consistent with the enterprise policy. Inheritance techniques may be used to provide personalized themes that remain consistent with enterprise policy while extending functions not defined in the enterprise policy. A user may select different themes manually. Alternatively, theme selection may be automated based on system detection of events such as time of day, user location, availability of network connections and the like. Changes in a downloaded theme may be returned to and stored by the server for future use by the user of the client computer.10-01-2009
20090248825Method for Tagging and Tracking Non-Hypertext Markup Language Based E-Mail - A method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for tagging and tracking non-hypertext markup language based e-mail. An e-mail is converted from a non-hypertext markup language format to an encoded format. An item is identified in the e-mail. A tag is added to the item in the e-mail. The e-mail is converted from the encoded format back to the non-hypertext markup language format.10-01-2009
20090248823METHODS FOR SENDING AN EMAIL AND DISTRIBUTING AN EMAIL AND AN EMAIL SERVER - The present application relates to methods for sending an email and distributing an email, and an email server. According to the application, a summary is generated for an email to be sent, with the email stored in a sender side server; the summary of the email is sent to a receiver side server; and the email is sent to the receiver side server in response to receiving, by the sender side server, a request for sending the email, the request being sent by a recipient based on the summary. Thus, the network bandwidth, the storage space of the email server and user terminals may be saved.10-01-2009
20090248821MICROSCOPE IMAGE TAKING SYSTEM - A camera takes an observed image of a sample acquired by a microscope. A disk device stores image data representing the observed image taken by the camera A CPU generates e-mail including the image data and information indicating the settings of the microscope or the camera during taking the observed image represented by the image data using as a destination an e-mail address entered in advance. A communication control device transmits the e-mail to a communication network.10-01-2009
20090248820INTERACTIVE UNIFIED ACCESS AND CONTROL OF MOBILE DEVICES - An interface between mobile devices and computing devices, such as a PC or an in-vehicle system permits a user to use the better user interface of the computing device to access and control the operation of the mobile device.10-01-2009
20090024710SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERFACING WITH A USER IN INSTANT MESSAGING - Reducing the amount of input required by a user to enter an electronic message. When an electronic message is received, one or more language expressions associated with the electronic message are displayed to a user. The user may select one or more of the language expressions and have the full text of all the selected language expressions included in a reply electronic message. Icons, which represent a user's capability to engage in an electronic messaging session, may also be displayed. When a user changes their capability to engage in an electronic messaging session, for instance when they go offline, a command may be sent to other users. This command may take the form of a character sequence not normally occurring in written language, which is interpreted by network devices and changes the display of the icon associated with a the user who went offline.01-22-2009
20090024709Method and System for Monitoring the Status of an Online Transaction - The invention includes methods and software for presenting a user with a set of interfaces that reveal what events are to occur, or are likely to occur, in a transaction, and provide the ability to program the automatic monitoring of these anticipated events with a customizable set of alerts. A merchant encodes events that are possible for the transaction as part of developing an online transaction system such as an online catalog. The data regarding these events is encoded in an electronic communication, such as an email or onsite transaction history item, such that this data can be detected by a receiving system. The method includes presenting and setting monitoring options for event notices that have not yet been received. The chosen options for event notices that have not yet been received are used to program the monitoring and alerting of the user when such event notices have or have not been received.01-22-2009
20090024711DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WITH ENHANCEMENT DATA - A method of enhancing an electronic communication is disclosed, be it in the form of a message, file, or other type of transmission. The method includes the steps of transmitting and receiving a message or file with a content and, along with the message or file, transmitting and receiving enhancement information enabling a recipient of the message or file to more fully appreciate the content. In one embodiment, the enhancement information enables the recipient to visualize the sender or listen to the content of a message. For example, the enhancement information may include phonemes enabling the recipient to listen to the content of a message in a synthesized voice of the sender. In all embodiments, the enhancement information may be stored at the location of the recipient to limit the need for retransmission thereof.01-22-2009
20090024705MESSENGER BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ACCESS A SERVICE FROM A BACKEND SYSTEM - What is described is a system and method for accessing a backend service. The method includes receiving a message at a client; parsing the message into parts of the message using a natural language processor; interpreting the parts of the message; identifying a service and a backend system based on the interpreted parts of the message; and invoking the service from the backend system.01-22-2009
20090024706GRANULARLY SELECTING A SUBSET OF RECIPIENTS WHO CAN REPLY TO A SENDER'S E-MAIL - A method, system, and computer program product for assigning reply status to an outgoing electronic mail (e-mail) message. While creating an e-mail message, an interface is provided for granularly assigning or denying reply privileges to recipients of an outgoing e-mail message. Reply status is assigned by selecting a subset of recipients by name, e-mail address, and/or e-mail group who may reply to the e-mail. As the recipient's reply status is modified, the outgoing e-mail is updated, revising the reply e-mail address for each recipient. When the recipient is granted reply status, the e-mail address of the original sender is provided as the reply e-mail address. However, in the event the recipient is not granted reply status, the e-mail address of an automated, unmanned e-mail account is provided as the reply e-mail address.01-22-2009
20110145351IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM BY USING E-MAIL TRANSFER AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD BY USING E-MAIL TRANSFER - An image forming system using an e-mail transfer includes a device to transmit an e-mail to which a file is attached, a first server to receive the e-mail from the device and to store the received e-mail, a second server to receive the e-mail downloaded from the first server, to convert a format of the downloaded e-mail into a preset format, and to transmit a result of the conversion to the device, and an image forming apparatus to request the second server to print the received e-mail according to the result of the conversion and to print the received e-mail according to the request.06-16-2011
20110225245SENDING MESSAGES WITH LIMITED AWARENESS OF RECIPIENTS - Methods, apparatus and articles for sending emails to a plurality of recipients comprising a group of blind carbon copied recipients. A graphical user interface (GUI) screen comprising a TO field, a carbon copy field, and at least one blind carbon copy group (BCC-G) field may be provided for entering a list of recipients for the email. The email may be transferred to the recipients such that the identities of a plurality of recipients in the at least one BCC-G field are disclosed only to the recipients within the BCC-G field.09-15-2011
20090210506COMPRESSIBLE DISPLAY OF E-MAIL MESSAGE STRING TO FACILITATE READABILITY - A displayed string of emails is effectively compressed for improved readability by deleting some or all headers and/or by skipping the cursor from one message body to another in response to “hot” key actuation (s) by a user.08-20-2009
20090210503Website presence - Website presence includes receiving aggregated website presence information describing website presence information for one or more objects of a website, and displaying the aggregated website presence information based at least in part on a website object profile for an object of the website. The website presence information describes one or more of the state of a website object regarding its participation in a communication session, the ability of the website object to participate in a communication session, and the willingness of the website object to participate in a communication session. Each of the one or more objects represents an entity associated with the website.08-20-2009
20090204681METHOD, SERVER AND CLIENT FOR PROCESSING EMAILS - A method, server and client for processing emails are disclosed. The method includes: receiving and delivering an email sent by a client; and sending a notification upon receiving a new email if determining that the received new email is a reply to the email. Through the foregoing technical solution, the user can obtain a notification in time upon arrival of a reply to a specific email, and retrieve the reply information in time.08-13-2009
20090049146SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION - An improved system and method for data transmission is provided without changing the configuration of a client. A data-reading server (02-19-2009
20090198783METHOD OF REMOTE CONFIGURATION OF AUTOMATIC RESPONSE SETTINGS FOR A FIRST EMAIL ADDRESS USING AN EMAIL SENT FROM A SECOND EMAIL ADDRESS - A method of providing remote configuration of autoreply message settings includes providing for an autoreply message configuration rule to be defined in terms of one or more specified conditions and one or more specified actions configuring autoreply message settings for a first email address; receiving a first email message addressed to the first email address and sent from a second email address; examining the first email message for the one or more specified conditions; executing the one or more specified actions configuring autoreply message settings if the one or more specified conditions are met by the first email message; and generating an autoreply message in accordance with the autoreply message settings configured by executing the one or more specified actions in response to receiving a second email message addressed to the first email address if the one or more specified conditions are met by the first email message.08-06-2009
20090198781SOLUTION THAT OPTIMIZES A WEBSPHERE CORE GROUP BRIDGE TO HANDLE PEER CORE GROUP MESSAGING FOR A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH A LARGE TOPOLOGY - The present invention discloses a solution to optimize a manner in which core group communications are handled. In the solution, a message to be conveyed from one core group to a different core group can be identified. The message can be encased in a bridge wrapper. This encasing does not alter a format or content of the identified message. The encased message can be conveyed to the different core group. A processing of the encased message by the different core group can be dependent upon the bridge wrapper and can be dependent upon a network topology connecting the core groups. For example, the bridge wrapper can permit bridges to selectively forward posts, subscriptions, and status messages to non-sending core groups in a chain topology implementation. In a mesh topology, use of the bridge wrapper can enable a bridge to resent and/or remove local posts.08-06-2009
20090198780GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE TO FACILITATE SELECTION OF CONTACTS AND FILE ATTACHMENTS FOR ELECTRONIC MESSAGING - Selection of contacts and files for electronic messaging are facilitated by displaying a first set of graphical indicia for each of a plurality of contacts on a user contact list, displaying a second set of graphical indicia for each of one or more files stored in a data storage device, detecting a manipulation of a user interface device wherein a first graphical indicia from the first set of graphical indicia and a second graphical indicia from the second set of graphical indicia are made to at least partially overlap, and generating an electronic message for sending to a contact associated with the first graphical indicia wherein the electronic message includes a file associated with the second graphical indicia.08-06-2009
20090198778Method and system for managing discourse in a virtual community - There is provided a method of managing discourse in a virtual community. The method comprises receiving a message from a virtual community user, the message being addressed to one or more recipient users of the virtual community; examining the message to identify any of a plurality of key expressions associated with virtual community forbidden communications; editing the message in response to identifying a forbidden key expression of the plurality of key expressions; determining a corrective prompt corresponding to the identified key expression; and issuing the corrective prompt to the virtual community user for managing discourse in the virtual community.08-06-2009
20090198779METHOD FOR AN EFFICIENT ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SYSTEM - A computer implemented method and computer program product for efficiently managing messages handled by electronic messaging systems. A unique header is associated with a first electronic message and a link is created, which is associated with the unique header. The link is embedded in a second electronic message as part of an electronic message chain originating with the first electronic message. The second electronic message is transmitted with the embedded link to a set of recipients without the first electronic message.08-06-2009
20090083381METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HANDLING ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CONTENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - Methods and systems for handling electronic message content for electronic communications device are presented. An exemplary method for handling electronic message content for an electronic communications device includes receiving an electronic message that includes default message content at the communications device, and determining at the communications device whether alternate message content is available for the received message. Additionally, the method includes: if alternate message content is available, automatically transmitting a request from the communications device to an alternate content provider for the alternate message content in accordance with data extracted from the received message; receiving the alternate message content at the communications device; and automatically providing the received alternate message content instead of the default message content, in response to a user using the communications device to open the received message for which the alternate message content is available.03-26-2009
20090049147RECIPIENT APPARATUS, FILE SERVER APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - A recipient apparatus and a file server apparatus respectively receive shared mails which are generated by performing secret sharing of an electronic mail from a sender apparatus by a mail server apparatus. The file server apparatus authenticates the recipient apparatus based on an account and transmits shared data to the recipient apparatus when authentication is successful. The recipient apparatus restores the electronic mail with the shared data and shared data in the shared mail which is previously received.02-19-2009
20090049138MULTI-MODAL TRANSCRIPT UNIFICATION IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to multi-modal chat logging management in a collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for generating a unified chat transcript for a multi-modal conversation in an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of generating a unified chat transcript for a multi-modal conversation in an instant messaging session can be provided. The method can include establishing concurrent voice messaging and text messaging sessions between two conversants, receiving both voice messages and text messages between two conversants through the voice messaging and instant messaging sessions, and logging the voice messages and text messages in a single transcript of conversation between the two conversants.02-19-2009
20090049130Method and system for sending electronic mail over a network - The present invention provides a method for sending o electronic mail messages (emails) via a network such as t internet by a mail processing unit, comprising: —generating by the mail processing unit of a user's electronic mail message to be authorized, wherein the mail message comprises text image and/or sound data; —addressing of the generated unauthorized mail message by the mail processing unit; —temporarily storing the generated unauthorized mail message at the mail processing unit; —showing the unauthorized mail message to a previously seed supervisor associated with the user; —sending the authorized electronic mail message to the addressee over the network only after authorization b the supervisor.02-19-2009
20090049148Method of Editing and Regenerating an Automatic Communication - A method of editing and regenerating an automatic communication to be sent to a recipient, the automatic communication being generated by applying data to a response template having data definitions and conditional criteria, wherein the step of regenerating the edited communication includes the step of storing the edited changes optionally within the regenerated communication or as the edited communication stored in a data store.02-19-2009
20090049140ANALYZING EMAIL CONTENT TO DETERMINE POTENTIAL INTENDED RECIPIENTS - Described herein are processes and devices for analyzing email content to determine potential intended email recipients. One of the devices described is an email content analyzer device. The email content analyzer device can analyze content in a part of an email message that is not an email address recipient field. The email content analyzer device can obtain identifying information about a potential intended recipient of the email message, such as by looking for possible names of intended recipients within the body of the email message. The email content analyzer device can analyze the context of the identifying information in the content to determine the identity of the potential intended recipient. For example, the email content analyzer device can compare the identity of the potential intended recipient to an email addresses in an email address recipient field on the email message. The email content analyzer device can also determine whether the email message was intended for the potential intended recipient.02-19-2009
20090049139Method to Send Related Information to Indirect Email Recipients - A method, system, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing the sending of electronic mail (email) messages and responding to requests from indirect recipients for related information. An email message is originated with a first recipient and a recipient request prompt, which comprises a unique recipient request identifier (ID) linking it to the originator's email address. An empty recipient request list is generated, likewise linked to the recipient request ID. The message is then sent to a first recipient, who in turn forwards it to a second recipient. The recipient response prompt is displayed to the second recipient, who uses it to generate a recipient request for related information. The recipient request ID of the originated message and the second recipient's email address is appended to the recipient request, which is then sent to the message originator. The recipient request is received by the email system and parsed. The second recipient's email address is then appended to the recipient request list corresponding to the parsed recipient request ID. The originator is notified of the recipient request and responds accordingly.02-19-2009
20090049136Method of and System for Dynamically Managing a System of Servers - A method and system manage a plurality of servers coupled to a network. Each of the servers is identified by a server name. At least one of the servers is identified by an old server name. The method notifies at least some of the plurality of servers that at a specified time the old server name will be changed to a new server name.02-19-2009
20090049135SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AN INSTANT MESSAGING COMMUNITY - A system and method exploits organizational distances associated with an organizational hierarchy in a directed acyclic graph to both affect behavior in instant messaging systems, as well as to modify behavior (presence, IM, availability, who can get to the IM user) based on the reporting relationships that exist in an organization. One part of the invention is in exploiting a directed acyclic graph for the purposes of controlling instant messaging behavior for an individual, a team or a community. This is accommodated by abstracting organizational reporting relationships. The reporting relationships that exist in LDAP are used to enforce top-down rules which determine actions that motivate a change in behavior for instant messaging users across the organization. Such actions are not possible to motivate in conventional art. Conventional art relies on rules that a specific user manually builds, and do not consider capabilities around hierarchical imposition, not a reporting team/group/organizational. The present invention may force a change in behavior for a plurality of instant messaging users based on reporting relationships.02-19-2009
20090049134METHOD FOR DELAYING DELIVERY OF E-MAIL CONTENT - A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for managing the delivery of an electronic mail (e-mail) message, and for delaying the delivery of the e-mail message until a time in which the e-mail recipient is present to act upon the message. When a request is received from a sender to send an e-mail message to a recipient, a proxy e-mail message is generated which comprises a reference to the e-mail message. The proxy e-mail message is then sent to the recipient. When a notification from the recipient that the proxy e-mail message has been opened is received, the e-mail message is then sent to the recipient.02-19-2009
20090049132DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF ROUTING ELECTRONIC MAIL - Device, system, and method of handling electronic mail. For example, a method includes: extracting from a recipient field of an electronic mail message intended for transmission a string representing a telephone number of an intended recipient; based on said string, obtaining an electronic mail address of the intended recipient from a remote database that associates telephone numbers with respective electronic mail addresses; and replacing said string with said electronic mail address in the recipient field of the electronic mail message.02-19-2009
20090049131TASK ASSIGNMENT AND PROGRESS MONITORING IN AN INSTANT MESSAGING SESSION - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to task management in an instant messenger and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for task assignment and progress monitoring in an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of task assignment and progress monitoring in an instant messaging session can be provided. The method can include maintaining an instant messaging session between first and second collaborators, assigning a task to the second collaborator on request of the first collaborator from within the instant messaging session, the task specifying a third collaborator external to the instant messaging session, and providing subsequent notice to the first collaborator of collaborative interactions between the second and third collaborators in respect to the assigned task.02-19-2009
20090055489Electronic mail delay adaptation - A electronic communication system that can detect and adapt to delays in delivery of e-mail messages. The system may adapt to delays by using other mechanisms to convey the information intended for delivery by e-mail. The mechanism may convey the information to the recipient once the delayed electronic mail message is received by the recipient's e-mail system. In this respect, the recipient may make arrangements to receive information in the e-mail message when the recipient expects to be away from his or her e-mail system. Additionally or alternatively, the recipient may choose to initiate out-of-band communication to the sender when the recipient receives an indication of a delayed electronic mail message.02-26-2009
20090055486INSTANT MESSAGING NETWORK CAMERA - An instant messaging network camera has a processor, an image sensor, an audio receiver, an input device, a network connecting module and memory. The processor has a video and an audio encoder. The image sensor is electronically connected to the processor and captures images. The network connecting module is used to connect to an instant messaging service server over the Internet and is electronically connected to the processor. The memory is electronically connected to the processor and has an automatic operating process. The automatic operating process is executed by the processor to log on to an instant messaging service, receive viewing requests sent from a client device also logged on to the instant messaging service and send images to the client device. Therefore, a user can set up and control the network camera easily over the instant messaging service for increased security.02-26-2009
20120290673IMPLEMENTING A WEB SERVER ON A MOBILE STATION - A system and method are provided for implementing a web server on a mobile station. A first mobile station may include a database of information. A network address for the first mobile station may be transmitted to a second mobile station to enable the second mobile station to communicate with the first mobile station directly over a wireless network. The second mobile station may then be provided access to the database of information by communicating directly over the wireless network with the first mobile station, wherein the first mobile station operates as the wireless server for the second mobile station.11-15-2012
20120290672System And Method For Displaying Message-Related Relationships - A system and method for displaying message-related relationships is provided. Messages are analyzed by identifying entities associated with each message, wherein the entities include senders and recipients of the messages and by accumulating a number of messages communicated between each sender and each recipient. A social network is created by connecting one or more of the senders and recipients via a link based on the number of messages communicated between that sender and that recipient. A semantic network is generated from concepts of the messages. The social network and the semantic network are simultaneously displayed.11-15-2012
20120290664CROSS-MEDIA, CROSS-CHANNEL, CROSS-PROTOCOL, AND CROSS-NETWORK CAPABLE AUTOREPLY WITHIN A SINGLE APPLICATION - According to one embodiment, a communication device capable of cross-media, cross-channel, cross-protocol messaging within a first application includes a processor adapted for executing logic, logic adapted for receiving an incoming message using the first application, logic adapted for notifying a user of the incoming message using the first application, logic adapted for processing the incoming message using the first application to determine details of the incoming message, logic adapted for determining to generate an autoreply to the incoming message using the first application, logic adapted for generating the autoreply to the incoming message using the first application, and logic adapted for sending the autoreply using the first application to at least a communication device which generated the incoming message. Other systems, methods, and computer program products for autoreplying are presented according to more embodiments.11-15-2012
20090043855SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO ORIGINATOR OF MISDIRECTED EMAIL - The invention provides a computer-implemented method for responding to an email message sent by a sender to an intended recipient. The method includes the steps of extracting the recipient email address from the initial email message and determining whether there exists a valid email account corresponding to the extracted recipient email address. When it is determined that no valid email account exists corresponding to the recipient email address, a response email message is generated and directed to the sender email address. The response email message not only indicates that the initial email message was undeliverable, but it includes supplemental information that may be of use to the sender. For example, the supplemental information may include advertisement information or search links that may or may not be contextually relevant to the content of the initial email.02-12-2009
20090248819EMAIL ROUTING - A method of routing an email message comprises receiving a message to be routed, receiving details of a first recipient of the message, receiving an indication of a second recipient of the message, the indication defining a relationship to the first recipient, obtaining an address for the first recipient, obtaining an address for the second recipient, and transmitting the email message to the first and second recipients.10-01-2009
20110145356Communication Device - A communication device comprising a processor arranged to select a first communication address for sending a first message to a first communication device and selecting a second communication address for sending a second message to the first communication device unless the first communication device has responded to the first message before the second message has been sent.06-16-2011
20110145352AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for publishing an electronic document. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system, among others, can be implemented as follows. A distribution module retrieves a distribution list identifying at least one user that is to be notified about the publication of the electronic document. As such, when a transfer module sends the electronic document to a network location, a messaging module automatically notifies the at least user from the distribution list of the publication of the electronic document and provides instructions to the at least one user for retrieving the electronic document from the network location. Other systems and methods are also provided.06-16-2011
20110145335PRESENTING A GEMSTONE IN A SETTING - A ring design machine receives one or more selections of gemstones and one or more selections of settings and allows a user to “mix and match” gemstones and settings and view a selected gemstone in a compatible setting for that gemstone. To present the gemstone in the setting, the ring design machine presents a combination image that depicts the gemstone in the setting. The ring design machine, which may be implemented using a computer programmed by software, may present the combination image to the user in response to receiving a selection of the gemstone and a selection of the setting from the user via a network.06-16-2011
20110145355System and Method for Improved Social Networking - A geographically defined social network is provided, the network including a personal communications device; a means for detection of data regarding a first networked user based on a predetermined geographic condition, and a means for delivery of said data regarding said first networked user to a second networked user in response to a geographically-defined user request. Other, “layered” options in which information originally concealed by the first user can be selectively revealed to subsequent users, and a wide variety of selection and data distribution criteria are also provided.06-16-2011
20110145354DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD - A data communication system includes a video camera and a mail server. The video camera, which is provided with at least an e-mail sending/receiving function, attaches obtained original still image data to e-mail, adds a tag (editing tag), and sends the e-mail to a communication network. The mail server receives the e-mail sent from the video camera on the communication network, edits the original still image data attached to the e-mail based on the added tag, attaches the edited still image data to the e-mail, and sends the e-mail to a receiving personal computer.06-16-2011
20110145349ACTIVATING A DATA CONNECTION TO A DATA NETWORK VIA A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - An exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to a method for activating a data connection from a mobile terminal device to a data network via at least one mobile telecommunications network. In this exemplary method, a connection request from the terminal device is forwarded to a switching unit, activation conditions for activating the data connection are determined based on receipt of the connection request in the switching unit, and a message containing the activation conditions is sent to the terminal device independently of the data connection that is to be established.06-16-2011
20110145346MANAGING REDUNDANCY IN ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES - A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing emails within an email system or email box. At the creation of a new email at the email system, an identification of its content (CID) is calculated, the result of that calculation being stored in a header of that email to be forwarded together with the new email. It is checked at the email system when receiving an email to determine whether the email includes a CID identifying the content of that email. If this is not the case, then a CID of the content of the received email is calculated, the resulting CID being stored in the header of that email together with the email. A comparison between the received email and the already stored emails at the email system is performed by comparing the corresponding CID of the received email with the CID of the stored emails. The email system is reorganized by superseding duplicate emails having the same CID.06-16-2011
20110145345METHODS, SYSTEMS,AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR RETRIEVING A FILE OF MACHINE READABLE DATA - A user, wishing to retrieve a file of machine-readable data from a remote machine-readable data storage device, transmits a first e-mail message from a local station to a remote station via a packet switched network. The first e-mail message includes a first machine-readable instruction and a first machine-readable retrieval criterion. The remote station receives the first email message from the packet switched network. The remote station parses the first e-mail message to determine if it includes the first machine-readable instruction and the first machine-readable retrieval criterion. The remote station executes the first machine-readable instruction to transmit a second e-mail message from the remote station to the local station. The second e-mail message includes the file as an attachment. The local station receives the second e-mail message from the packet switched network.06-16-2011
20110145344Fault Tolerant Distributed Messaging Architecture for Computer-Aided Dispatch System - In one embodiment, a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system includes a database for storing data originated at a plurality of CAD stations; a manager that manages access to the data stored in the database; and the plurality of CAD stations communicatively connected to the manager and to each other. While the manager is available, each CAD station transmits the critical data and the non-critical data originated at the CAD station to the manager and receives the critical data and the non-critical data originated at one or more other CAD stations from the manager. While the manager is unavailable, each CAD station transmits the critical data originated at the CAD station directly to all other CAD stations and receives the critical data originated at the one or more other CAD stations directly from the one or more other CAD stations.06-16-2011
20110145341SERVER PLATFORM TO SUPPORT INTERACTIVE MULTI-USER APPLICATIONS FOR MOBILE CLIENTS - An application-agnostic server platform that can be used to support different interactive multi-user applications. The server platform enables an application client to create a new application group or select and join an existing application group. Inter-client interactions within the application group are managed through a dedicated slave process, which is created by the server platform by invoking and configuring a set of application-agnostic tools. By combining and customizing the application-agnostic tools in an appropriate manner, the server platform is capable of creating a suitable slave process for any compliant interactive multi-user application. Once created, the slave process enables the client members of the corresponding application group to (i) interact with one another in a manner defined by the application and (ii) achieve results that are consistent across the entire application group despite the fact that all application-specific processing is carried out by the client terminals, often concurrently and in parallel to one another.06-16-2011
20110145338Unified Location & Presence, Communication Across Real and Virtual Worlds - A method and system for providing unified location and presence information of and intercommunication among a plurality of networked users is disclosed, where the users may be real world people or virtual world personae. Generally, after receiving data representative of both a first and second user's presence or location in the real or a virtual world over a communications network, the users are permitted to view each other's presence in a virtual network. The users are identified by endpoint addresses, and may intercommunicate using various types of media via the communications network.06-16-2011
20110145336ELECTRONIC MAIL SERVER AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ADDRESS LISTS - An exemplary method of communicating includes receiving an electronic mail communication at a message server. The communication has an embedded script that indicates at least one characteristic of at least one intended recipient of the communication. A determination is made whether the embedded script corresponds to an identifier of at least one potential candidate recipient from at least one database provided by at least one facilitator that is independent of the message server. At least an indication of the identifier is forwarded to the database facilitator(s). An indication of identified candidate recipients corresponding to the identifier is received from the facilitator(s). An address list is automatically developed based on the identified recipients.06-16-2011
20110145334System and Method Enabling Future Messaging Directives Based on Past Participation via a History Monitor - A system and method for controlling the flow of documents by associating Globally Unique Identifiers with each original document, each reply document, each copy document and each forwarded document, such as email messages. Historical analysis is performed on a locally stored history records containing the Globally Unique Identifiers extracted from received documents to determine which recipients are active participants and which are inactive participants, according to user preferences and thresholds. Lists for direct recipients (e.g. “To” list), carbon copy recipients, and blind copy recipients are automatically proposed to a user of a document handling system when authoring a new document, replying to a document, or forwarding a document, according to the results of the historical participation analysis, thereby stemming information flow to participants who are not active in an ad hoc asynchronous conversation.06-16-2011
20110145337METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO CONTROL NETWORK ELEMENT MANAGEMENT TRAFFIC - Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to control network element management traffic are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus to process an element management system (EMS) query message includes a receiver to receive the EMS query message from a managed network element, the EMS query message being redirected from an EMS server, a responder to select a pre-determined response to the EMS query message and discard EMS information contained in the EMS query message, wherein the pre-determined response is to delay the managed network element from resending the EMS query message to the EMS server for a time period, and a transmitter to send the pre-determined response to the managed network element.06-16-2011
20090063645SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MESSAGING USING A SET TOP BOX - Tools are provided for supporting messaging about a video program using a set top box. Video information related to the video program is received and converted at the set top box and a display device is caused to display the video program. A message to be sent from a first user to a second user is created in accordance with input from the first user. The message is related to the video program. A set of at least one Internet Protocol (“IP”) packets comprising the message is generated. The set of at least one IP packets is transmitted from the set top box through an IP network to be received by an external device that is separate from the set top box.03-05-2009
20090063641Method and system for composing electronic messages - A method and apparatus for composing electronic messages. In one embodiment, the method includes dividing a first electronic message into one or more segments, uniquely identifying each of the segments of the first electronic message, and storing the first electronic message in a repository with unique identifiers of the segments. The segments can then be individually accessible by a user viewing the first electronic message.03-05-2009
20110225249Threaded Presentation of Electronic Mail - A threaded list of e-mail messages is provided by checking each received message against previous messages to determine whether the new message is associated with previous messages. If so, then a new thread is created. The new thread has an associated thread header, which stores metadata bout the messages in the thread. If the received message is related to messages in an existing thread, then the received message is added to that thread, and the thread header for that thread is updated to reflect data from the received message. The thread header appears with messages in a message list view of the inbox, and provides data about the thread. Messages that are not part of a thread are shown in the same view as threaded messages, without a thread header. This allows a user to view both threaded and non-threaded messages in a single view.09-15-2011
20110225248MULTIMODAL CONVERSATION STATE AND TRANSFER THROUGH CENTRALIZED NOTIFICATION - A mechanism is provided for enabling subscribers of an enhanced communication system to switch endpoints during a conversation, add or remove modalities, invite new participants while continuing the conversation seamlessly. Active endpoints associated with a participant in a conversation may publish their states to a managing server and become aware of a status of the ongoing conversation. Subsequently, the participants may seamlessly switch to another endpoint and continue the conversation using the other endpoint.09-15-2011
20090055487System and Method for Providing Improved Time References in Documents - A system, method, and program product is provided that receives, at a recipient's computer system, an email message from a sender's computer system with the email message including a time offset value in a metadata area of the email message. The time offset indicates an offset between the time zone that is used at the sender's computer system and a base time zone. A total time offset value is computed based on the received time offset value and the time zone used that is used at the recipient's computer system. Time notations that have been included in a body area of the email message are converted to the second time zone by applying the computed total time offset value to the time notations. The converted time notations are displayed, along with the body area of the email message, on a display device.02-26-2009
20090055483Enhanced Collaboration in Instant Messaging - A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing synchronous, real-time collaboration in an instant messaging system (IMS). A shared workspace is created on the IMS, accessible by IMS users through a collaboration window implemented on their respective IMS clients. Predetermined digital content is entered into the shared workspace by an IMS initiating user. Modification operations are then synchronously performed in real-time on the digital content by one or more IMS modifying users within their respective collaboration windows. Modification operations performed by a first IMS modifying user block a second IMS modifying user from performing their own modification operations until the first IMS modifying user relinquishes control. Predetermined visual attributes are assigned to each IMS modifying user to visually track the modifications they make.02-26-2009
20090055495METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIDEO ENHANCED ELECTRONIC MAIL RETURN RECEIPTS - A method for providing electronic mail return receipts with video of the electronic mail recipient is disclosed. The electronic mail recipient opens an electronic mail message which initiates recording of the electronic mail recipient. The recording may be terminated when the recipient closes the electronic mail or minimizes the electronic mail message window. Recording may also end after a predetermined amount of time after the electronic mail message is opened.02-26-2009
20090055494COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus includes: a display unit; a receiver configured to receive an email; a storage unit configured to store the email; and an unread email notifying unit configured to display on the display unit an image associated with a character string obtained by analyzing at least one of a header and a text of an unread email stored in the storage unit based on an analysis rule.02-26-2009
20120143976DIFFERENTIATING IPTV NOTIFICATIONS - Methods and arrangements for presenting a received Instant Message comprising an IPTV Notification, e.g. a Program Reminder, and differentiating the IM comprising the IPTV Notification from other Instant Messages received from other users. The differentiation is achieved by the SCF-node (06-07-2012
20120143967METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ALLOCATING AND INDICATING TRUSTWORTHINESS OF SECURE COMMUNICATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention enable allocating and indicating the trustworthiness of a message, especially messages that comprise content that has been digitally signed. In some embodiments, a provider of assurance services and assurance software provides trust attestations related to messages and may manipulate the user interface used to view these messages. The trust attestations may be computed by various methods. The trust attestations may then be presented when the message is displayed to the user using the assurance software. For example, the trust attestations may be displayed as user interface elements in a designated portion of the chrome of a messaging service, such as a webmail service. In one embodiment, the assurance software can run on the webmail service and the trust attestations in the chrome are served up via techniques for delivery of client-server presentation data. In another embodiment, the assurance software is implemented as software that runs on the client and may perform some computations on the client in order to manipulate the messaging service's chrome. In yet another embodiment, the assurance software may run as an extension to an e-mail client that runs on a user's machine. The assurance software is configured to work with the presenter of the message, but independently of the presenter.06-07-2012
20120143963Determining Message Prominence - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A request that a server system deliver textual posts to a computing device may be received. Posts may be associated with a geographical place of posting and a temporal age. A value that represents a geographical distance from the computing device to the geographical place of posting can be identified. A score for a post may be based on the value that represents the geographical distance and the temporal age of the post. An indication of the score for the particular post may be provided to the computing device so as to cause the computing device to display an indication of the post and to visibly indicate a prominence of the post. The indication of prominence of the post is based on the indication of the score for the post.06-07-2012
20090100141INSTANT MESSAGING PRIORITY FILTERING BASED ON CONTENT AND HIERARCHICAL SCHEMES - A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for filtering and prioritizing instant messaging threaded conversations in an instant messaging system based on thread content. The instant messaging client analyzes an incoming message to determine the thread subject. Based on the thread subject analysis, the client determines the priority level associated with the incoming message. The message is then delivered and displayed to the recipient according to the priority level. The present invention also allows a participant initiating a thread of conversation to override filter settings on a messaging client. The authority to override settings may be predicated on an external list, such as a corporate telephone directory. As a result, the participant, having some authority or rights to override the recipient's instant messaging settings, may be allowed to conduct a messaging session with the recipient.04-16-2009
20090100140METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXTUAL MESSAGING AS UTILIZED FOR DECISION SUPPORT - A method and system for contextual messaging as utilized for decision support is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method, comprises receiving and storing information from an administrative client that establishes memberships of a plurality of clients to a common contextual messaging system. Nomenclature information is received from the administrative client that establishes a nomenclature for the common contextual messaging system. A first client of the plurality of clients is permitted to accessing a contextual messaging host server via a web browser associated with the first client. A message is received from the first client. A message context is determined for the message using the nomenclature information. Messages are clustered based on the message context in a message database.04-16-2009
20110231492METHOD AND MEANS FOR SUPPORTING USER TERMINAL TO ACCESS NETWORK IN FIXED ACCESS NETWORK - The present invention provides a method and means for supporting user terminal to access network in fixed access network, in order to solve the problem in existing techniques that user terminal could not perform quick handover or quick NAP, NSP network discovery. According to solution of the present invention, access device in fixed access network provides network access related information, such as NAP network information, NSP network information and sub-network identifier, to user terminal in sub-network subject to it, so as to enable user terminal to perform quick handover or quick NAP, NSP network discovery.09-22-2011
20110225252SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND MAINTAINING A WIRELESS DEVICE - A system is disclosed in which a wireless device is monitored and maintained over a network. One embodiment of the system comprises a wireless device including: a service to maintain data objects, provide messaging capability, and provide data access capability on behalf of a user of the wireless device; and a rules engine communicatively coupled to the service to execute a set of rules transmitted to the wireless device from a server, the set of rules to instruct the rules engine to gather information related to the wireless device and to take action on the wireless device based on the gathered information.09-15-2011
20090083386SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING MEDIA CONTENT - Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to methods and systems for distributing media resources used for worship services. In particular, various embodiments provide systems and methods that include a library of diverse types of media resources and an interface through which a user searches the library for diverse sets of media resources based on a theme, such as the topic of a particular worship service. In addition, various embodiments allow the user to select and purchase one or more media resources displayed in the diverse sets of media resources found during the search. Furthermore, various embodiments allow the user to distribute the purchased media resources to one or more individuals. In various embodiments, the distribution may be performed by e-mailing the resources, downloading the resources, providing a link to the resources, physically mailing a copy of the resources, or any combination thereof.03-26-2009
20090083384Collaborative Email With Hierachical Signature Authority - 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.03-26-2009
20090083385Device Centric Controls For A Device Controlled Through A Web Portal - A system controls computer network communication devices in a background session in accordance with a control database. The system includes a computer network communication device having a non-volatile memory containing a unique device identifier and a communication module for communicating with a control site, the communication module being configured to generate monitor messages containing the unique device identifier and data corresponding to entry of a command by a user and to parse command messages received from the control site, and a control site comprising a device database and a control database, the control site being configured to compare data in the monitor message to control data stored in the control database in response to the monitor message having a unique device identifier that is also stored in the device database.03-26-2009
20090083383DYNAMIC INSTANT COMMENTS - Dynamically providing instant comments. A first instruction is received for activating an instant commenting tool for enabling instant commenting on a web media object on an online environment. The web media object is identified by the activated instant commenting tool in response to the received first instruction. An instant comment session is provided for a first user to leave comments to the web media object. The comments from the first user from the provided instant comment session are recorded. The recorded comments are rendered as a persistent portion of the web media object on the online environment.03-26-2009
20120079050MANAGING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A recipient computer system may receive one or more electronic messages. The recipient computer system may send one, two, or more challenge messages to the sender of the electronic messages in determining whether to deliver the electronic message. The recipient computer system may accept or reject an electronic message based on the response, or lack of response, to the challenge messages. The recipient computer system may send two or more challenge messages at intervals. A sender computer system may record activity of the sender computer system for a recipient computer system to use in determining whether to deliver an electronic message. A sender computer system may provide a summary of that activity with an electronic message. A sender computer system may provide an authorization key for a recipient computer system to use in determining whether to deliver an electronic message. The authorization key may be generated by a third party.03-29-2012
20120079049METHOD AND SYSTEM OF AUTOMATING DATA CAPTURE FROM ELECTRONIC CORRESPONDENCE - A method and system of automating capture of electronic data provide a user with an effective universal Internet identity and e-mail address, comprehensive e-mail filtering and forwarding services, and e-receipt identification and data extraction. Detailed user e-mail preferences data stored at a central server may be selectively altered such that incoming correspondence is redirected in accordance with the user's preferences. Computer program code at the central server parses incoming e-mail header information and data content, selectively extracts data from identified types of correspondence, and forwards extracted data in accordance with user preferences data. Additional computer program code may manipulate the extracted data in accordance with format requirements and display the manipulated data to a user in a desired format.03-29-2012
20120079047Systems and Methods for Registering and Managing Domain Names and E-Mail Addresses Via a Resource-Limited Interface - Disclosed embodiments provide domain name registration, e-mail registration, e-mail forwarding, and other services via resource-limited interfaces, such as SMS-based services. Domain names may be requested, registered, and managed, and e-mail addresses may be requested and forwarding options selected by a user by way of a resource-limited device or protocol. E-mails may be provided to a user over an e-mail-to-SMS forwarding system.03-29-2012
20120079045Profile-Based Message Control - A computer system includes a profile associated with one or more logic modules. Each logic module specifies a condition and a corresponding action. The profile may be applied to context data, such as messages transmitted over a network, to perform the actions specified by the logic modules in response to detecting that the context data satisfies the conditions specified by the logic modules. The profile may have an activation state, in which case the logic modules may be applied to the context data only if the profile's activation state indicates that the profile is active. One application of the system is to perform different actions (such as blocking, forwarding, deferring, and allowing) in connection with messages transmitted via different modes of communication (such as one or more of email communication, text messaging communication, and live voice call communication).03-29-2012
20120079044ADAPTIVE CONTENT-BASED PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE MESSAGING - A method, system, and computer program product for publish/subscribe messaging. A subscription is initiated, including designating a subscription queue to which published messages relating to the subscription are to be put. Multiple content-based filtering expressions are defined for the subscription, each of the filtering expressions being defined for a given utilization of the subscription queue. Furthermore, in another aspect, a published message relating to a subscription is received. The utilization of a subscription queue designated in the subscription is checked. A content-based filtering expression defined for the given utilization of the subscription queue is determined. The content-based filtering expression may then be applied.03-29-2012
20120079043METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING AN APPLICATION ACROSS A PLURALITY OF COMPUTERS - A method, apparatus and system for accessing an application across a plurality of computers is provided. In one aspect, a client machine and a mobile computing device are provided. The client machine is confi