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20110179362INTERACTIVE EMAIL - A system and method are disclosed for providing an extensible email having rich, interactive browser capabilities. The system includes a service provider for receiving extensible emails from a third party platform and presenting the emails to a user's computing device. The extensible email includes URL metadata which allows a mail user agent to fetch and run code from a third party server in order to generate the extensible email. A secure sandbox ensures that the third party code does no damage to the service provider system or the user's computing system.07-21-2011
20110191693ELECTRONIC MESSAGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods and systems to process computer readable electronic messages, such as electronic mail messages or e-mail. Methods and system include auto-tagging based on one or more of statistical machine learning based clustering techniques, custom parsers, and crowd-sourced message tagging. Methods and systems further include relevancy determination based on combinations of features, user-configurable hybrid web browser/e-mail client rendering, tabbed rendering, plug-in based local computational features, implied social graph based decision making, and automatic detection of account settings.08-04-2011
20110191692SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR E-BOOK CONTEXTUAL COMMUNICATION - A computerized system and method for providing a service that processes a user's edit and reading events to determine one or more electronic book, or e-book, contexts for the user is disclosed. In particular, the service calculates a contextual affinity the user has with other users based on e-book contexts for the e-book contexts. The service may automatically establish voice and/or text communication sessions for users identified as having a significant degree of affinity with the user. Once a communication session is established, a user can conveniently collaborate with other users for which commonly determined contexts are relevant. Moreover, the present disclosure also describes how a user can modify incoming text, voice, and notification messages to have an individualized presentation to other users based upon the degree of contextual affinity between various users.08-04-2011
20110302505SHARING OF CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH EVENTS - Techniques are provided that allow users to collaborate in relationship to data views, application displays, applications or events. A user can type in a text view related to a specific view in an application display, and the information is shared with other users that take part in sharing that view. A user that expresses an interest in an event is notified about the event and has the capability to interact, in relation to the event, with other users (e.g. by text). The particular form of interaction (and sharing) can be selectively specified. This interaction is comparable to a dynamic bulletin board where the subject is event driven, and where a user can specify who are allowed to participate. In the case of an event interest(s), users specify their interest (e.g. in other user application events or system events) and the system automatically alerts them to the occurrence of the event.12-08-2011
20130031488PROVIDING A MODIFIED NON-COMMUNICATION APPLICATION INTERFACE FOR PRESENTING A MESSAGE - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: determining which of a plurality of end users are to be presented with a message, the plurality of end users having access to one or more non-communication applications through one or more non-communication application interfaces; and providing a modified non-communication application interface for accessing at least one of the one or more non-communication applications to one or more end users who have been determined to be presented with the message, the modified non-communication application interface including at least a channel to access the message. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.01-31-2013
20130086485Bulk Categorization - Bulk categorization techniques are described for messages. In one or more implementations, an input is received that selects one or more messages accessible via a user account. A first option is output in a user interface that is selectable to categorize each message from a sender of the one or more messages in the user account. A second option is output in the user interface that is selectable to categorize each message subsequently received from the sender by the user account.04-04-2013
20100077317Providing Collaboration - Collaboration support for collaboration among groups of people is provided by leveraging e-mail messaging. Content for collaboration messages is created, and is embedded within e-mail messages and sent to recipients (such as member of a collaboration team, managers who are identified for receiving notification of collaborations, and so forth). A template-driven approach may be used for creating the collaboration content. A unique identifier is associated with a particular collaboration and is included in each message pertaining to that collaboration, enabling those related messages to be correlated or aggregated.03-25-2010
20100115423Mobile Terminal Device - Provided is a mobile terminal device that can improve operability for editing a mail with a simple configuration. A cellular telephone device 05-06-2010
20130080915SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT SHARING AMONG USERS OVER A NETWORK - A system and method to facilitate real-time communications and content sharing among users over a network are described. In one preferred embodiment, multiple links to content information are dynamically generated for a sender user. Responsive to selection of a link by the sender user, the link and associated metadata information are communicated to at least one recipient user engaged in the real-time communications session with the sender user.03-28-2013
20130080914STORAGE AND EXPOSURE OF UNIFIED CONTACTS BASED ON MATCH CRITERIA - Individual contact information from a variety of sources are linked into a unified contact view to provide consistent user experience across platforms, while contact data is tracked in a distributed fashion. A communication application unifying multiple sources of contact data into a single logical view may communicate to a user that the unification has occurred. Through granular change tracking and data linkage, the user may be empowered to both understand and correct any system action. Match criteria for contact information may be exposed in individual contact views and in the unified contact view clarifying to the user matching and conflicting contact information.03-28-2013
20130086486Mutable Message Attributes - Mutable message attribute techniques are described. In one or more implementations, functionality is exposed, via a user interface, that is configured to receive one or more inputs to specify an action and one or more conditions for an attribute of a message that is mutable over time. A rule is configured to perform the action to one or more messages in accordance with the one or more conditions for the attribute that is mutable over time.04-04-2013
20100107088PROVISIONING INSTANT COMMUNICATIONS FOR A COMMUNITY OF USERS - Techniques that enable instant communications services to be provisioned for an online community of users such that the members of the community can interact with each other using instant communications including using instant messaging (IM). In one embodiment, an instant communications facilitator operating from a first domain may provision instant communication services for members of an online community maintained in different domains from the first domain.04-29-2010
20130042185ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device includes a communication unit, a storage unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The communication unit receives messages. The storage unit stores the messages, a label table, and a preference table. The processing unit reads the messages, parses data structure of the messages to obtain content type label of the messages in the message, identifies the content type according to the label table, determines whether there is a desired message according to the preference table and displays the message if the message is a desired message. A communication management method is also provided.02-14-2013
20120185781EMAIL USER INTERFACE - Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a reply or forward command for a selected email message in an email user interface and display a composition window in response to the command, wherein the displaying includes a sequence of images to create the illusion of the composition window popping out of the selected email message, the sequence of images including an initial image that is a copy of the selected email message, a final image of the composition window including an editable body, and at least one image between the initial image and the final image that has characteristics of both the initial and final images.07-19-2012
20090044131INTEGRATING MESSAGING ATTACHMENTS WITH ONLINE PUBLISHING SYSTEMS - A client publishes rich media content by receiving a message including a representation of imagery content. A publishing control is presented, in association with the message, that enables the user to transmit the imagery content to a publishing host. The user is enabled to interact with the publishing control and the representation of the imagery content to publish the imagery content using the publishing host.02-12-2009
20110010638PRESENCE-ENABLED INBOX - A system can include a number of personal and group presence indicators that each correspond to a user or group and a presence-enabled inbox that can display an itemized listing of contents. The presence-enabled inbox can also display personal and/or group presence indicators in connection with a certain content where the corresponding users or groups are currently interacting with the content.01-13-2011
20090307607Digital Notes - Techniques described herein allow for displaying a real-time communication client associated with a first user, the real-time communication client configured to receive an input from the first user and send, in response, a digital note to a second user. The real-time communication client may be configured to send the digital note to a desktop of the second user, a calendar of the second user, a real-time communication client of the second user, and a profile of the second user, potentially among other locations. These tools may also display, on the real-time communication client, one or more digital notes that have been sent by one or more other users and received at the real-time communication client associated with the first user. These notes may be displayed individually or collectively in the form of a notebook.12-10-2009
20090307606STORAGE AND EXPEDITED RETRIEVAL OF MESSAGES AND RESPONSES IN MULTI-TASKING ENVIRONMENTS - Tools and techniques are described for storage and expedited retrieval of messages and responses in multi-tasking environments. Methods provided by these tools may establish active communications with a first contact, and then received indications of secondary communications involving a second contact. These methods may then present user interfaces (Uls) that include representations of at least the secondary communications. Through the Uls, the methods may receive a selection of one of the secondary communications for an expedited response, and may receive input from the user that provides the expedited response to the secondary communication, while maintaining the active communication in an active state. These methods may provide the expedited response to the secondary communication, based upon the input received from the user.12-10-2009
20120192085EFFICIENTLY SHARING USER SELECTED INFORMATION WITH A SET OF DETERMINED RECIPIENTS - Information concerning a set of recipients of previously conveyed messages from a sender can be collected. Patterns between content of the previously conveyed messages and each of the set of recipients can be determined and stored. Information can be selected within a user interface to share with others. The selected information can be analyzed and matched against the stored patterns. A subset of the recipients can be automatically determined. The subset can be those recipients likely to be interested in the selected information based on results of the analyzing and the matching. The information can be conveyed within at least one message from a sender device of the sender to one or more remotely located devices. Each of the one or more remotely located devices can be devices associated with at least a portion of the subset of the recipients.07-26-2012
20130073982Method and system for indicating categories in electronic messages - Method and system for adding a category icon to an electronic message, created by a sender to one or more recipients of a user community, are disclosed. The computer implemented method includes: providing the sender with a list of user community types when creating the electronic message; receiving from the sender the selection of a user community type from the list of user community types; providing the sender with a list of categories for the selected user community type and a category icon associated with each category; receiving from the sender the selection of a category from the list of categories; and appending the category icon corresponding to the selected category to the electronic message, wherein the category icon is subsequently displayed with the electronic message to one or more recipients of a user community to provide visual identification of the category of each electronic message.03-21-2013
20130097527Method for Predicting Messaging Addresses for an Electronic Message Composed on an Electronic Device - A method for predicting messaging addresses for an electronic message composed on an electronic device is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, the method comprises: receiving a request to compose an electronic message; automatically filtering the contacts based on filter criteria comprising a type of the electronic message to generate a first list of contacts; displaying a message composition user interface screen on a display screen of the electronic device, the message composition user interface screen including one or more address fields for inputting message recipients; displaying the first list of contacts, the message recipients being selectable from the first list of contacts; and selecting a messaging address in accordance with selection of a contact from the first list of contacts and populating an active address field in the message composition user interface screen with the selected contact.04-18-2013
20090271712MESSAGING DEVICE HAVING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR INITIATING COMMUNICATION TO RECIPIENTS - A messaging device allows a user to initiate communication to recipients via a graphical user interface. In some embodiments, messages are composed by a user via a touchscreen display. Pre-existing messages may also be retrieved by the user via the display. Icons representing potential message recipients are displayed, and the user may deliver a message to a recipient by associating the message with the icon that represents the desired recipient, such as by a drag-and-drop or pop-and-hop motion. In addition, the user may indicate to which of the recipient's various electronic devices or services the message is to be delivered. In some embodiments, the user may deliver the message to a group of recipients.10-29-2009
20130067354Thumbnail Image Previews - An instant message is received from an instant message sender and a determination is made that the instant message includes a link to a web page that was selected by the instant message sender. In response to determining that the instant message includes the link to the web page, an image corresponding to the web page is fetched and stored, and a thumbnail image preview of the fetched image is generated. In addition, the thumbnail image preview of the fetched portion of the web page is displayed while at least a portion of the instant message is displayed.03-14-2013
20130067353E-Mail Interface Having an Informational Tool Tip - An interface enables perception of information regarding e-mail communications. The interface includes an e-mail application user interface that enables perception of e-mail message information for one or more e-mails received by an e-mail participant and that enables active display of one or more of the received e-mails selected by the e-mail participant. The interface also includes a mechanism that determines a request for e-mail message information for one of the e-mails from within a desired e-mail message that is not actively displayed. The interface further includes an informational tool tip that provides a temporary perceivable indication to the e-mail participant of at least a portion of the requested information for the desired e-mail message while maintaining active display of the one or more selected e-mails.03-14-2013
20130067352E-Mail Interface Having an Informational Tool Tip - An interface enables perception of information regarding e-mail communications. The interface includes an e-mail application user interface that enables perception of e-mail message information for one or more e-mails received by an e-mail participant and that enables active display of one or more of the received e-mails selected by the e-mail participant, The interface also includes a mechanism that determines a request for e-mail message information for one of the e-mails from within a desired e-mail message that is not actively displayed. The interface further includes an informational tool tip that provides a temporary perceivable indication to the e-mail participant of at least a portion of the requested information for the desired e-mail message while maintaining active display of the one or more selected e-mails.03-14-2013
20130067351PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK POOL - A system and method for designating or tagging an electronic message, such as an email that includes feedback about an employee's performance. The tagged email can then be automatically embedded within, or otherwise associated with, a performance management document such as a performance review. An example method includes providing a user interface display screen, whereby a user may view contents of an electronic message; providing a first user option, in association with the user interface display screen, to selectively designate the electronic message for a predetermined purpose and providing a signal in response thereto; and associating the electronic message with a document in response to the signal in accordance with a designation of the electronic message. In a specific embodiment, the designation of the electronic message includes a feedback designation, such that the electronic message is designated as a feedback message. The feedback message represents unsolicited feedback.03-14-2013
20130067355MANAGING AND COLLABORATING WITH DIGITAL CONTENT - A universal digital content system provides a dynamic user interface having a viewing area, an action menu area, and an organizing area. A user can create, organize, send, receive, access, collaborate with and otherwise manage digital content through a single user interface. The universal digital content system provides multiple ways of viewing and organizing all of the digital content accessible through the dynamic user interface. In addition, a user can create a collaboration session with one or more contacts using one or more digital content files.03-14-2013
20090006981APPLICATION BAR BROWSING OF TABBED-VIEW APPLICATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tabbed browsing and provide a method, system and computer program product for application bar browsing of tabbed-view applications. In one embodiment of the invention a method for application bar browsing of tabbed-view applications can be provided. The method can include populating a pop-up list for a consolidated application bar entry for multiple different instances of a single application with corresponding entries each for a different one of the multiple different instances of the single application. The method further can include associating at least one of the entries in the pop-up list with an instance of the single application configured for tabbed browsing. The method yet further can include configuring the associated at least one of the entries with a tabbed browser view.01-01-2009
20080295001SYSTEM FOR REPLYING TO RELATED MESSAGES - A system is provided which utilizes a threading service to offer enhanced features for a document management system including an email system. Various enhanced email features may be provided through one or more of the following components: a delete module, a reply module, a profile module, and a search module. The delete module enables a user to delete a selected message, a set of related messages, or the whole set except for the selected message. The reply module enables a user to send a reply message to all addresses associated and involved with an entire set of related messages. The profile module enables a dynamic interest profile to contain all relevant information from an outgoing message and a set of messages related to the outgoing message. The search module enables search results to include documents which match the user's query as well as documents related to the documents which match the user's query.11-27-2008
20080295000METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOVING RECIPIENTS FROM A MESSAGE THREAD - A system for conveniently removing recipients from a message being added to a message thread that enables a user to filter people from a recipient list of a message being added to a message thread. The system advantageously enables a user to filter out potential recipients based on a) their previous non-participation in the thread, b) their lack of registered interest in a topic of the thread, and/or c) their being listed only as recipients by way of their being contained in a group indicated in the recipient list.11-27-2008
20120260194USER CONFIGURABLE UNIVERSAL INTERFACE FOR MANAGING UTILITY SERVICES - Managing utility services comprises a user interface that is linked to user configurable utility accounts, said interface further comprising a linking application for entering utility account information for linked utility accounts; account management features accessible from the user interface further comprising a bill payment utility, an account information system, a utility directory database, a service control system, and an informational system; an interface screen providing a link for displaying account information, menu options for configuring utility usage, a settings menu for configuring the interface of the system, and a messaging system providing messages associated with utility services; and a module for managing emergency notifications and consumer messages that provides for reporting of utility interruption, dangers situations, and informational content for managing the effects of utility interruption.10-11-2012
20120290945EXTENSIBILITY FEATURES FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - An extensibility model is used to provide active and interactive functionality in communication items, but the embodiments are not so limited. A computer system of an embodiment includes components configured to identify one or more activation triggers that operate to activate gadget code using an isolated code execution environment as part of injecting content into an email communication. A method of one embodiment provides an extensibility framework for using defined gadget triggers and associated gadget functionality as part of automatically injecting content inline with a mail message.11-15-2012
20110283202USER INTERFACE PROXY METHOD AND SYSTEM - A user interface proxy method and system. The method includes presenting by a computer processor, an application user interface request from a client computing system. The application user interface request includes parameters associated with an application user interface. The computer processor enables a proxy user interface instance within a first cloud instance associated with the parameters. The computer processor transmits the application user interface request to the proxy user interface instance. The computer processor transmits results associated with the application user interface request to the client computing system. The computer processor receives messages associated with interactions between the client computing system and a user. The computer processor transmits the messages to the proxy user interface instance. The computer processor transmits feedback data associated with the messages to the client computing system.11-17-2011
20130024779MESSAGE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - A method and system may for notifying a user of an incoming message may include a message server configured to apply a filter to a message header of a received message. A message program may be configured to filter the message based on at least one filter, the filter being established via a filter interface and including a plurality of filter options. The message program may be configured to display at least one message indicator in a message interface in response to applying the filter options of the filter to the message.01-24-2013
20100125798TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION COLLABORATION - Techniques for information collaboration are presented. Information topics are defined by users within a virtual community. Comments, links to other topics, search terms used in connection with the information topic, and bookmarks are recorded in connection with each of the information topics. Security access is custom designated for: the information topic as a whole, the comments, the links, the search terms, and/or the bookmarks. The security access defines whether other second users of the virtual community are to be given access to each of the information topics and/or to each comment, link, search term and/or bookmark associated with each of those information topics.05-20-2010
20110289428METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CUSTOMIZING AND EMBEDDING WIDGETS IN INSTANT MESSAGES - An enhanced instant messaging environment is provided where end user can choose from a list of customizable widgets, personalize and embed the widgets within messages in minimal steps. By allowing the embedment of widgets in messages, the environment empowers users with new means for online communication with new level of widget intelligence that takes into account multi-dimensional criteria, including but not limited to the screen-estate of its presentation and role of viewer for information presentation and operation options.11-24-2011
20110289429Conversation Persistence in Real-time Collaboration System - Previously conducted conversations in real-time collaboration messages are persistently stored, either by client or a server, and then are associated with conversational items presented to a user (e.g. contact names, topics, etc.). An icon is provided near each listed item, which when selected, displays to the user summaries or titles of all transcripts to which the selected item pertains or relates. The user may select one or more summaries or titles for which the conversation is to be resumed, causing the system to retrieve the stored transcript and resume appending new conversational entries to it, so that the user recovers conversational context effortlessly and accurately. Enhanced versions of the invention include sharing of transcripts so that all participants receive the context of the conversation, and server-side or client-side implementations.11-24-2011
20120017158System and Method for an Extendable Mobile Communications Device User Interface - A system and method for an extendable software interface includes software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.01-19-2012
20110296316MANAGING AN ELECTRONIC MAIL IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method, a system and a computer program product for managing an electronic mail in a communication network is disclosed. A plurality of recursive parameters in a command list of a communication protocol associated with the electronic mail is provided. At least one of the recursive parameters is a DATA parameter specifying information of the electronic mail. The command list is partitioned into a plurality of command sub-lists using the plurality of recursive parameters. At least one property corresponding to each of the command sub-lists is preserved. An interface for selecting each of the command sub-lists is provided and at least one of the command sub-lists is selected. At least one property corresponding to each of the command sub-lists is identified.12-01-2011
20110173547SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT SHARING AMONG USERS OVER A NETWORK - A system and method to facilitate real-time communications and content sharing among users over a network are described. In one preferred embodiment, multiple links to content information are dynamically generated for a sender user. Responsive to selection of a link by the sender user, the link and associated metadata information are communicated to at least one recipient user engaged in the real-time communications session with the sender user.07-14-2011
20130219297METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR E-MAIL-BASED MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS - A technique for remotely managing virtual machines employs a user interface (UI) of a rich e-mail client that is configured to interpret metadata included in a communication received from a management server for the virtual machines and, in response, generate one or more UI elements. The UI includes a first region that displays a message from the management server and a second region that displays the one or more UI elements for causing a command to be generated and sent to the management server in response to a predetermined input made thereon.08-22-2013
20090300517PROVIDING USER CONTROL OF HISTORICAL MESSAGES IN ELECTRONIC MAIL CHAIN TO BE INCLUDED IN FORWARDED OR REPLIED ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE - A method, system and computer program product for controlling which historical messages are to be included in a forwarded or replied email message. The number of email messages in a chain of email messages contained in an email message is determined. A graphical user interface is generated that contains an option for the user to select one or more historical messages, or alternatively, an option to select a number of recent historical messages, in the chain of email messages to be included in the forwarded or replied email message. The selected historical messages in the chain of email messages to be included in the forwarded or received email message is received. The forwarded or replied email message is generated that includes the selected historical messages in the chain of email messages. By using this process, the recipient can save time in identifying the relevant details in the received email message.12-03-2009
20110191694Enhanced Message Display - Informational items are displayed in a scrollable area of a message display. The informational items may be any number of type of items (e.g., RSS feeds, new items, images, application tips, and so on). A user is provided the ability to scroll forward and backward through the informational items. A user may choose the informational item (e.g., by clicking) and more detailed information about the informational item is presented to the user. Depending on the display view of the message application (e.g., InBox, conversation), different informational item types will have different probabilities of display. A user may customize the types of informational items to be displayed.08-04-2011
20100162134DISPLAY DEVICE CAPABLE OF BEING REMOTELY SET DESKTOP BACKGROUND AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for remotely setting desktop background of a display device, wherein the display device accesses and receives emails from an email account, the method comprising: reading a received email; detecting whether the parameters of the read email are consistent with the predetermined rules; detecting whether properties of the comprised image are consistent with predetermined properties if the parameters of the read email are consistent with the predetermined rules; setting the image as a desktop background of the display device if the properties of the image are consistent with predetermined properties; storing the set desktop background. A display device capable of being remotely set desktop background is also provided.06-24-2010
20110271203COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MESSAGING - A college admission messaging system and method are provided. Students and counselors can enter information and receive custom messages related to a particular student's college application process. Students can receive incentives as they complete critical steps in the application process. Students can invite a school counselor (e.g., one or more mentors) to monitor their application progress. School counselors can have access to a computer user interface (e.g., dashboard) to track student participation and progress in the college admission process. Counselors can have the ability to customize the dashboard and messages sent to the students. The counselors can utilize the dashboard to assist students in completing their college admissions tasks. Colleges can used the messaging system to assist newly enrolled students succeed by providing orientation information and performance based updates.11-03-2011
20110219317SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE DURING ADDRESS INPUT - Systems and methods to provide assistance for completion during address input. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing emails. Based on how the addresses of the persons are used in incoming and outgoing messages, the relevancy scores of the addresses are determined. When a user is typing an address, the profiles and the relevancy scores are used to identify and sort suggestions for the completion of the address input.09-08-2011
20110197145DATA MANAGEMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HANDHELD DEVICES - Data management methods and systems for handheld devices are provided. First, a plurality of email messages are displayed in a first display area of a touch-sensitive display unit, and at least one tab icon is displayed in a second display area of the touch-sensitive display unit, wherein the tab icon records at least one condition, and the condition is used to determine whether the respective email message has a flag or has a meeting invitation format. A contact corresponding to the tab icon on the touch-sensitive display unit is detected, and in response to the contact, at least one candidate email message having the flag or having the meeting invitation format is filtered from the email messages according to the condition corresponding to the tab icon, and the candidate email message is displayed in the first display area of the touch-sensitive display unit.08-11-2011
20100122183Location information in a communications system - A method of communicating location information relating to a first user of a first communication client from a first user terminal over a communications system to a second user terminal, the first user terminal executing the first communication client and the second user terminal executing a second communication client, the method comprising: the second communication client displaying a list of contacts associated with a second user of the second communication client, the list of contacts comprising a first contact representing the first user; the first user terminal determining a location of the first user; the first user terminal storing the determined location in a store of the first user terminal; the first communication client reading the stored location from the store; the first communication client generating a message comprising a visual indication of the location read from the store; transmitting the message from the first user terminal to the second user terminal; and displaying the visual indication of the location on the second user terminal in the contact list in association with the first contact.05-13-2010
20120036454SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM CONSOLE - 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
20090094530METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REVIEWING A COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT AND FOR RECORDING APPROVALS THEREOF - A method and system for reviewing and recording approvals for a component requirements document (CRD). A document link to a CRD and a chart link to a condensed version of the CRD are inserted into a review database table. The CRD describes changes required for a software application component. Prior to a review meeting, reviewers activate the document link to display the CRD. During the review meeting, the reviewers activate the chart link to display the condensed version of the CRD for a review of the required changes. An annotation is inserted into the review database table in response to completing the review. The annotation indicates a readiness for an approval process in which the CRD is approved by approvers. A comment link to a sign off comment is inserted into a sign off database table. The sign off comment indicates an approval of the CRD.04-09-2009
20120131474Switching of Emails in a Conversation Thread - A method is disclosed for rendering messages in an email application on a client computer. A plurality of email messages is received from a server computer, including a first email message, a second email message and a third email message. The first email message is rendered on the client computer with a first conversation icon that identifies the first email message as being part of an email conversation thread. When the first conversation icon is selected on the first email message, a view is rendered showing one or more email messages in the conversation thread. When the second email message is selected, the second email message is rendered on the client computer with a second conversation icon. When the second conversation icon is selected on the second email message, the view showing the one or more email messages in the conversation thread is rendered.05-24-2012
20100083133E-MAIL DELIVERY METHOD, E-MAIL DELIVERY SYSTEM, AND SERVER USED THEREFOR - An e-mail delivery system that makes it possible (1) for the end-user of the client terminal to set up a mailbox with a customized mail theme and to receive only those e-mails that comply with the pre-specified mail theme(s), (2) that enables the end-user to easily generate a new mail theme that is related to e-mail and mailbox, (3) that allows both the mail sender and the mailbox owner to actually edit the e-mail after it reaches the mailbox, and (4) that also allows the mailbox owner to receive advertising banners in which she/he has interest, using the mail theme.04-01-2010
20110173548Mechanism for Implementing Labels and Reminders in a Email System - 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.07-14-2011
20090187831Integrated Electronic Mail and Instant Messaging System - Embodiments of a system for integrating electronic mail and instant messaging applications in a comprehensive communication interface are described. The integrated communication interface is embodied as a web-based communication portal that allows users from a single application and log-in session to download all of their e-mail messages and Instant Messaging (IM) messages from different e-mail and IM accounts, as well as access other communication related services. Users can switch between e-mail and IM type communication within the same application depending on their preference, without the need to switch applications on their client computers. Instant message sessions for one of a plurality of different instant message systems can be opened within a single e-mail portal.07-23-2009
20100005399Systems and Methods for Processing Attachments Associated with Electronic Messages - Attachments that are received through one or more message transport services are processed. An object identifier is received through an electronic message received through one of a plurality of message transport services. A thumbnail graphic of a portion of the contents of the object associated with the object identifier is generated and displayed in a display window.01-07-2010
20120297317METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPEEDING UP DATA INPUT TO A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - User equipment and/or devices equipped to engage in textual communication sessions also interface to a server. The server maintains a thesaurus bank that includes a variety of different thesauri. When engaging in a textual communication or editing session, the user or the user equipment can request or may automatically receive a relevant thesaurus. As the user enters characters to create a textual entry, the selected thesaurus is searched to identify candidate completions. The user can then select one of several displayed candidate completions. In addition, the user input can also be delivered to the server and used to update the content of the thesauri.11-22-2012
20120297316METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING OUTGOING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES IN A USER TERMINAL - A method and User Terminal (UT) for handling an outgoing electronic message. The UT receives a “send” command from a user, where the “send” command is associated with the outgoing electronic message. The outgoing electronic message is buffered in a time delay buffer for a predetermined time period. During that time period, the user is displayed, using a Graphical User Interface (GUI), an indication of the remaining time before the predetermined time period has elapsed. The message is sent without any further user input from the user if no abort command is received from the user.11-22-2012
20100269052NOTIFYING OF AN UNSCHEDULED SYSTEM INTERRUPTION REQUIRING MANUAL INTERVENTION AND ADJUSTING INTERRUPTION SPECIFICS REACTIVE TO USER FEEDBACK - A service interruption event for a functional element of a computing system that requires manual intervention on behalf of a human agent can be identified. The manual intervention can result in the functional element being temporarily disabled. A set of subscribers, having previously requested notifications, can be determined as being potentially affected by the unscheduled service interruption event. An interactive electronic message can be conveyed via a notification system to each subscriber of the set. Responses received from the notification system to a portion of the interactive electronic messages can be compiled into a summary. The responses can indicate whether an associated subscriber agrees to the manual intervention occurring at a near future time. The compiled summary can be presented to the human agent. The human agent can then adjust the specifics of the unscheduled service interruption event requiring manual intervention based on the received responses.10-21-2010
20080276184Computerized collaborative work - The method of collaborative work takes place between a first user working on a first object (11-06-2008
20110271202NOTIFICATIONS FOR 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 receives an instant message associated with the login and determines whether the first client application is in a network idle state following a period of idle time. If the first client application is in the network idle state, the server application causes a notification as to the receipt of the instant message to be displayed on a user interface for the second client application. The displayed notification might also be accompanied by an aural notification or a haptic alert.11-03-2011
20100138754MESSAGE DISTRIBUTION WARNING INDICATION - An apparatus and method for receiving and sending messages from a communication device is disclosed. Message recipient information is compared to stored information for potential recipients to determine whether a characteristic of the expression of the message on a device display should be changed such that the user perceives an unavoidable visual indication relating to the result of the comparison.06-03-2010
20120198355INTEGRATING MESSAGING WITH COLLABORATION TOOLS - Embodiments of the invention relate to integrating a messaging system with at least one collaboration tool. According to one embodiment of the invention, in response to a user creating a message in a messaging system, information from the message is compared with data sets associated with the user. Each of the data sets correspond to a collaboration topic of the user for the at least one collaboration tool. At least one of the data sets is selected based on the comparison, and information indicating the one or more collaboration topics of the user that correspond to the at least one data set that is selected is presented to the user via a user interface, with the information suggesting to the user to post the message to the one or more corresponding collaboration topics of the user.08-02-2012
20090063993SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WORKFLOW TO ALLOW MEETING INVITEES TO SUBSCRIBE AS DEPENDENTS OF OTHER INVITEES - The present invention provides a system and method for managing a meeting notice. The system includes a dependency set module that enables a participant to define at least one dependent participant and optionally specify an automatic response to the meeting invitation based on the targeted participant's response, and a determination module that determines if the person scheduling a meeting will allow a participant to subscribe as a dependent of” at least one other participant of the meeting. The determination module, to prevent mutual dependence between two participants, will not allow the participant to subscribe as a dependent if the targeted participant is indicated as a dependent of the requesting participant. The system includes a delivery module that delivers a dependency notice to the participant and, to the at least one targeted participant if the person scheduling a meeting has chosen to allow dependencies by default, and delivers a FYI notice to the person scheduling the meeting if dependencies are allowed by default and delivers a response to the meeting invite if the dependent participant has specified an automatic response based on the targeted participant's response.03-05-2009
20090063992System and Method to Utilize Mood Sensors in an Electronic Messaging Environment - A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for determining the behavioral mood of an electronic messaging system user. User input is provided through one or more input receptors of an electronic device. The user input is collected by the mood identification system. The collected input is processed to generate behavioral biometrics, which are in turn correlated to predetermined behavioral moods, each of which has a corresponding behavioral mood indicator. The behavioral mood of the recipient user is indicated by applying text attributes applied to the user's identifier (ID) or by displaying an icon proximate to the user's ID.03-05-2009
20090199110APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING ANIMATION-BASED MESSAGE - Provided are an apparatus and method for transmitting an animation-based message. The apparatus includes a user interface provider which provides a user interface that allows a user to input message information including script-based animation information, a message generator which generates a message based on the input information, and a message transmitter which transmits the generated message.08-06-2009
20120079398AUTOMATIC PRESENTATION OF A "WHEN CAN WE..." MESSAGE COMPOSITION SCREEN RESPONSIVE TO A NEGATIVE RESPONSE MESSAGE - A system to reduce head-down time for a flight crew member is provided. The system includes a functional module that includes a set of screens used to receive and send controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC) messages between an aircraft and a ground-based system; a message composition screen communicatively coupled to the functional module; and a shortcut interface communicatively coupled to the functional module, wherein a shortcut prompt is displayed when one of a response timer expires or a negative uplink response message is received responsive to a previously-sent downlink request message, wherein an implementation of the shortcut interface generates a “when can we expect . . . ” message related to the previously-sent downlink request message.03-29-2012
20090083638Method and System for Providing Access to Electronic Learning and Social Interaction with in a Single Application - A system for managing academic and social life for students includes a central server connected to a wide-area network and storing a repertoire of logic functions for use by students in managing academic activities; and a plurality of computerized appliances associated with individual students, the computerized appliances connectable to the wide-area network. The students may download logic from the central server, and execute the logic to configure and manage activities related to classes and studies in a college or university, and may interact with other students through the central server. In one aspect the system further includes one or more distributed servers connected to the wide-area-network the servers adapted for network-based academic learning and for communication with the central server over the network; and one or more content servers connected to the wide-area-network, the content servers adapted to provide Web-based content and services to students through the central server.03-26-2009
20090204903IDENTIFYING UNIQUE CONTENT IN ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES - Unique content in interrelated email messages is identified and duplicate content filtered out for user friendly display of a flow of exchange within the interrelated messages. Follow-on messages such as replies or forwards are compared to the original message to determine which part of a follow-on message is not present in the original message and is a unique part of the follow-on message. The comparison includes parsing of the messages to extract user viewable parts determination of which extracted part is the last message part containing unique information. Once the unique message part is determined, message body that excludes everything after the unique part including the headers is be displayed.08-13-2009
20120198356MANAGING EMAILS AT AN ELECTRONIC MAIL CLIENT - A plurality of emails having a same subject are identified. An inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails is determined. A user interface at an email client end is provided. The method includes on the user interface the plurality of emails and the inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails is graphically displayed, wherein the graphically displaying of the inclusion relationship comprises identifying content that is duplicated across at least two emails within the plurality of emails.08-02-2012
20090210800USE INTERFACE FOR READING EMAIL CONVERSATIONS - Emails modeled as conversations are displayed in a user interface that enables users to read and interact with the emails within a conversation intuitively. Conversation breaks, such as those in an in-reply-to relationship between messages, are presented utilizing extra spaces between displayed message parts, excerpts of parent messages displayed above the message following the break, and/or graphical elements like broken connectors. Relationships between a user selected message and its parent within the conversation defined relationship are illustrated using graphical elements or schemes that focus on the selected message to avoid confusion due to information overload.08-20-2009
20130219296REAL TIME EDITING FOR ELECTRONIC MAIL - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for real time editing for electronic mail. A method includes, in a network, establishing a session between an email client and an email server, loading a legacy email message in the email client, receiving a live edit selection, converting contents of the legacy email message into a set of revisions, sending the set of revisions to the email server with an identifier created using a hashing algorithm on parts of the legacy email message header and body, comparing the identifier with current live emails to determine if the legacy email message has been edited previously, if the identifier is not found, generating a new live email with a master revision line containing the initial set of revisions, if the identifier is found, adding the revisions to a master revision line in the preexisting live email, and sending the live email content back to the email client where it replaces the legacy email.08-22-2013
20080307321Method and system for construction document management and distribution - A method for processing an order for construction document printing comprising receiving a first printing request, wherein the request is comprised of one or more documents that must be printed for one or more users; determining an address associated with each of the one or more users; determining a closest printing facility for each of the one or more users; and sending a second printing request to the closest printing facility for printing the one or more documents associated with each of the one or more users.12-11-2008
20080307322PRESENTING TEXT MESSAGES - In an instant messaging application, a message container (e.g., a stylized text bubble) is provided for indicating that an activity has occurred in a non-foreground chat. The message container can be displayed in the chat where the activity occurred. The message container can contain a portion of the message (e.g., the beginning of the message). The message container can contain a summary of the message. The message container can have an arbitrary shape or appearance. The user can define or select the appearance of the message container.12-11-2008
20100162133USER INTERFACE PARADIGM FOR NEXT-GENERATION MOBILE MESSAGING - Systems and methods for enabling people to more efficiently capture, process, and communicate ideas are presented herein. A display component can present multimedia content communicated via a wireless communications device as a sequential list of dialog balloons justified towards a left or right side of a display. Each dialog balloon can correspond to a message of a conversation between a user of the wireless communications device and at least one other person. A multimedia component can enable the user to include text and at least one of a picture, a video, a map, an emoticon, or audio within a dialog balloon corresponding to a message communicated by the user. A message communicated by the user can be justified towards the right side of the display, and a message communicated by the at least one other person can be justified towards the left side of the display.06-24-2010
20100262923Methods and systems for displaying information on a graphical user interface - Systems and methods, operable on a mobile device for facilitating communication between at least one user and a plurality of participating product or service providers via an intermediary third-party communication management system. Users who respond to solicitations of the plurality of participating product or service providers have the option of remaining anonymous while communicating with the plurality of participating product and service providers by utilizing an internal email service of the third-party communication management system or by other anonymous communication formats. In one embodiment, users are automatically notified of changes and updates to user selected participating product or service provider web sites, via the intermediary third-party communication management system and may communicate with the changed websites anonymously. At any point, the users may elect to communicate in a non-anonymous communication format, thus protecting the user's identity and privacy with the plurality of participating product or service providers.10-14-2010
20100262921Originator-Specified Constraints For Message Responses - A mechanism by which the originator of a message can establish one or more mandatory characteristics for a response is disclosed. In the illustrative embodiment, the originator of a message can specify a priority for responses to the message, and all responses will automatically be forced to have that priority. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, the priority requirement is enforced by automatically setting the appropriate priority level in a graphical user interface (GUI) by which the recipient responds to the message, and making this portion of the GUI inactive so that the priority cannot be changed. The illustrative embodiment also enables the originator to specify other mandatory characteristics for responses, including what telecommunications terminal(s) the response will be directed to (e.g., cell phone, personal computer, etc.), and how the response will be sent (e.g., email, a short message service [SMS] text message, instant messaging [IM], etc.).10-14-2010
20100262922Method and System for Processing Electronic Mail - A method and system for processing email messages are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes receiving a first signal input indicative of a request that contents of a selected email message be displayed on a display associated with a client computer device, wherein the contents are stored in a memory device associated with a server computer device and include contents of at least one other email message. The method further includes causing displaying of the contents of the selected email message for reviewing by the user. The method additionally includes making a determination of whether the contents of the at least one other email message have been reviewed by the user during the user's review of the contents of the selected email message, and providing an indication regarding whether or to what extent the at least one other email message has been read based upon the determination.10-14-2010
20100218119USER INTERFACE FOR INTEGRATING APPLICATIONS ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A user interface, in accordance with the teachings described herein, is provided for integrating applications on a mobile communication device. An instant messaging user interface may be included for displaying an instant messaging communication that includes an instant messaging contact. An instant messaging user interface menu may be included for displaying a list of commands, one or more of the commands being specific to the displayed instant messaging contact, and the list of commands including a command associated with a calendar application. The user interface may be operable to automatically launch the calendar application in response to a user selecting the command associated with the calendar application. A field in the calendar application may be automatically populated with the instant messaging contact.08-26-2010
20100251138SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING AN ADDRESS BOOK WITH AN INSTANT MESSAGING APPLICATION IN A MOBILE STATION - This relates to a method for operating a mobile station. The method includes grouping two or more member addresses into a group. The group is presented as a group data in a transient data list. A selection of an option to open a messaging session with the group is selected. A messaging session is opened, with the member addresses of the selected group.09-30-2010
20100229102ASSISTIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An assistive communication device of the type on which a user can compose a message to be spoken by the device, using an input device to select items on a display to construct the message, can operate in a mode suitable for visually impaired and/or inexperienced users by aurally stepping through the available choices, explaining to the user the consequences of selecting each choice. The order in which choices are presented in these modes may differ from a mode in which they would be presented to an experienced or fully-sighted user. Even for an experienced user, the order in which choices are highlighted on the display may differ according the user's usage history. The device may be connected to external communications, including a telephone line, a data network for electronic mail, or a caregiver alert device. The caregiver alert device may be portable, or may be a caregivers' station console.09-09-2010
20100235759UNIFIED MANAGEMENT METHOD OF VARIOUS TYPES OF MESSAGES OF A PERSONAL INFORMATION TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a method of displaying several types of messages all together through a single window and of enabling a user to write and transmit a message with no consideration of message type. This unified message management method displays various types of messages all together along with their respective message types through a single window, converts the type of a written message, if needed, to match it to a protocol determined based on information written in its field distinguishing a message type, and transmits the type-converted message, whereby a user can confirm all types of received messages at a time and user's inconvenience that a message type to write should be distinguished in advance prior to choosing a message input screen can be removed.09-16-2010
20100251136MESSAGING WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEDIA PLAYBACK - A content processing device is provided. Media content is selectively provided to the content processing device. A profile is used to determine the media content. A software application is included on the content processing device and is configured to receive a message from a remote computer, receive user inputs in response to the message, and update the profile based on the user inputs.09-30-2010
20100235761CONTACT 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.09-16-2010
20100235760METHOD FOR CALIBRATING RELATIVE TIME IN CONTENT OF MESSAGE - A method for calibrating a relative time in content of a message is provided. A relative time word is identified in various kinds of transmission information, and the relative time is calibrated to an absolute time according to a sending time of the message. Even a date, a time zone received by the receiver receiving the message is different from that of the sender, the receiver wound not misunderstand due to misinterpretation.09-16-2010
20100235758Method, System and Apparatus for Sorting Topics within a Group - A method for sorting topics in a user group of instant messaging is disclosed. An instant messaging server receives a user request for creating a topic within a user group, and thereupon creates a corresponding topic group. Upon subsequently receiving from a request for joining the topic, the server adds the requesting user into the corresponding topic group. Upon receiving a message sent from a user of the topic group, the server transmits the message to other users of the same topic group. Using the topic sorting technology in group chatting, the method allows messages to be conveniently categorized for better use by the user, thus reducing the interference from unrelated topics while allowing group discussions. The method helps to improve user experience and maximize the benefit of group chatting, and may also reduce the volume of unnecessary messages sent by the server.09-16-2010
20100241970ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MESSAGING MEETING INVITEES - A method of composing an email message at an electronic device and an electronic device operable to carry out the method are provided. The method includes receiving an email command from a user input of the electronic device through a calendar user interface, the email command relating to at least one of a plurality of intended attendees of a calendared meeting, and providing an email composition interface in response to receiving the email command. The email composition interface includes a user-editable portion of an address field. The user-editable portion of the address field is automatically populated with email address information for the at least one of the plurality of intended attendees.09-23-2010
20100153855Communication Management - A method may include receiving a communication thread and identifying at least some items of interest in the communication thread. The method may also include displaying the communication thread with the identified items of interest being highlighted or displayed in a different manner than other portions of the communication thread.06-17-2010
20100251137Mobile Device Messaging Application - A social networking mobile software application for particular mobile device which allow end users on their mobile devices to view profiles of themselves that contain images and/or videos while simultaneously hearing and audio description of their ad via wireless connection to the internet and/or cellular provider data network using streaming or intact multimedia file.09-30-2010
20090327920Application User Interface with Navigation Bar Showing Current and Prior Application Contexts - A graphical user interface for a portable electronic device includes an application display region that displays a current application context of an application and a navigation bar adjacent to the application display region. The navigation bar includes two horizontally adjacent regions, comprising a current context region for displaying an indicator of the current application context and a prior context region for displaying an indicator of an application context preceding the current application context. The application display region simulates shifting of the application display in a first direction upon detecting user selection of the prior context region, and simulates shifting of the application display in a second direction, opposite the first direction, upon detecting user selection of an application context different from the current application context and the prior application context.12-31-2009
20110066955System and Method for Managing a Written Transaction - A system and method for managing transactions that include numerous documents and written electronic communications between a plurality of participants is disclosed. Communications and documents related to the transaction are obtained and analyzed to determine the relationships between them and the parties authorized to view each. The communications and documents are stored with the relationship data so that a participant may view authorized items in a manner that indicates the particular relationship in which the participant is interested.03-17-2011
20110145726METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATING A MEDIA PROGRAM VIA A HISTOGRAM OF POPULAR SEGMENTS - A method and apparatus for navigating a media program is disclosed. Viewing data for segments of the media program are monitored and used to compile statistics that are presented to the user in a histogram, so that popular portions of the media program can be identified and navigated to. One embodiment includes a searchable transcript of the media program that is synchronized with the histogram.06-16-2011
20110145727Sharing of Information Associated with Events - Techniques are provided that allow users to collaborate in relationship to data views, application displays, applications or events. A user can type in a text view related to a specific view in an application display, and the information is shared with other users that take part in sharing that view. A user that expresses an interest in an event is notified about the event and has the capability to interact, in relation to the event, with other users (e.g. by text). The particular form of interaction (and sharing) can be selectively specified. This interaction is comparable to a dynamic bulletin board where the subject is event driven, and where a user can specify who are allowed to participate. In the case of an event interest(s), users specify their interest (e.g. in other user application events or system events) and the system automatically alerts them to the occurrence of the event.06-16-2011
20090241033PARTICIPANT RESPONSE AND POLLING SYSTEM - A system and methods for polling a group and automatically gathering and analyzing responses from the group. The system and methods provide an interactive web-based service that allows participants (e.g., students, meeting attendees, conference attendees) to interact with a user (e.g., a teacher, an instructor, a presenter, a lecturer) via a cell phone or other device in order to efficiently and effectively provide feedback to the user. Such feedback enables the user to modify or clarify his/her presentation or instruction in real time to address any misunderstandings of the participants.09-24-2009
20090319911SYNCHRONIZED CONVERSATION-CENTRIC MESSAGE LIST AND MESSAGE READING PANE - Technologies are described herein for a user interface uniting two primary components, a list view and a reading pane, within a message reading application. Technologies are also described for synchronizing status and parameters between the two primary user interface components. In particular, a user interface for reading messages can represent all components of a conversation with both a list view for presenting a message map, and a reading pane for presenting a content view. The list view can present a list of messages grouped by conversation. The reading pane window can contain smaller windows or frames. Each of the smaller windows or frames can contain a message within a given conversation. Synchronization provided between the list view and a reading pane can allow message selection in one of the user interface components to cause display and selection of the corresponding message in the other user interface component.12-24-2009
20090132931METHOD, DEVICE AND PROGRAM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING REFERENCE MARK IN VIRTUAL SHARED SPACE - The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for automatically putting a reference mark on an object to pay attention to. A server device which provides a virtual reality space to multiple client devices connected to the server device via a network detects movement of an avatar related to a client device, the movement indicating an object in the virtual reality space displayed on a screen of the client device, as a trigger for generating a reference mark. In response to detection of the movement of the avatar, the server device generates a reference mark to be put on the object. The server device notifies another client device of the presence of the generated reference mark. Accordingly, the other client device is guided to the object by selecting the notification displayed on the screen.05-21-2009
20100223561METHOD AND DEVICE TO SIMPLIFY MESSAGE COMPOSITION - A method and device to simplify message reply composition on a communications device, using a partially transparent overlay to allow a user to freely scroll and move around to other sections of a message or message chain while still being able to see and edit the reply being composed. When the reply is scrolled such that the composition field is not visible on the display screen, the device displays the overlay when the user enters text or on user request. The user may then type text into the overlay while viewing the underlying portion of the reply message, such as previous messages in the string.09-02-2010
20100306669INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE WITH MINIMIZED USER INTERFACE - A method is proposed for exchanging messages among users of computers. The method includes the steps on the computer (12-02-2010
20100281397Displaying Conversation Views in a Conversation-Based Email System - A method and system of processing messages is described that includes receiving a plurality of messages directed to a user, wherein each message has a unique message identifier. Each of the received messages is associated with a respective conversation to which it belongs. Each conversation includes a respective conversation identifier and a set of one or more messages which share a common set of characteristics that meet certain predefined criteria. A list of conversations to which the various messages belong is displayed in an order determined in accordance with other predefined criteria, such as ordering the conversations by the last date a message was received in a particular conversation. Each conversation is represented as a single item in the list. Other information displayed relating to the conversation includes labels, senders, date/time values, recipients, number of message in a conversation, and whether or not the conversation contains any unread messages.11-04-2010
20130139069SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A MESSAGING CAMPAIGN WITHIN AN ENTERPRISE - A method and system for managing a messaging campaign within an enterprise are disclosed. Such a method includes generating with a server a user interface, the interface being configured to allow a user to select a recipient list based upon one or more contextual attributes stored in a database, wherein the contextual attributes are based upon the interaction of one or more recipients with external systems. The method also includes selecting a recipient list using the user interface based upon a set of contextual attributes, generating electronic messages within a message campaign, and sending the electronic messages to recipients on the recipient list.05-30-2013
20100211889Conversation Grouping of Electronic Mail Records - Improved conversation grouping methods and systems are provided for electronic mail records. Electronic mail messages that are unread or flagged for follow-up are automatically displayed under an associated conversation grouping heading. If a conversation grouping contains only a single unread or flagged electronic mail message, the single electronic mail message is automatically displayed under the conversation grouping heading for review by a user. For a conversation grouping having no unread or flagged electronic mail messages, the latest electronic mail message in the grouping is automatically displayed under the conversation grouping heading.08-19-2010
20100211888METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MINIMAL STATUS DISPLAY - A method and apparatus are provided for a user of a mobile wireless communications device to have the option of viewing security status messages in a large or small format depending upon the user's preferences, form factor of the mobile communications device, or the like. In accordance with an exemplary aspect of the invention, a user may opt to display status icons on one row of a display and include an abbreviated text associated with each icon that is displayed when a particular icon is highlighted by the user. If no icon is highlighted by the user, the most important status text (determined based on predetermined criteria) is displayed. The user has the option of switching to a large status display to view additional information relating to the status icons.08-19-2010
20110010639SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN EXTENDABLE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE USER INTERFACE - A system and method for an extendable software interface includes a software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.01-13-2011
20110010637TOPIC BASED GUIDANCE FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Electronic communication systems can be enhanced to allow a sender to indicate a topic and request an amount time for a conversation. The topic and time requested can be displayed to a recipient along with the sender's identification so that the recipient can choose to accept or reject the conversation. If the conversation is accepted, the topic and an amount of time remaining can be displayed to both the sender and the recipient. In addition, the sender and the recipient can be reminded of the topic if the discussions are off-topic.01-13-2011
20090144636Methods for the Creation of Multiple Email Messages from a Singular Email Message - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a methodology for dividing a primary email message composition into multiple secondary email messages. As such, a graphic user interface (GUI) is provided with a plurality of message composition windows wherein a user may compose a primary email message and thereafter construct multiple amounts of desired secondary email messages.06-04-2009
20110029892System and Method For Integrating Advanced Multimedia Features Within An Instant Messaging Environment - An instant messaging graphical user interface (“GUI”) is described comprising: a text entry region in which a user may enter instant messages; an IM conversation window in which a complete IM conversation between the user and a selected contact appears; a video window for displaying real time video of the user and/or the contact during an IM session; and a plurality of user-selectable personal video recorder (“PVR”) controls for performing a respective plurality of PVR functions on the video displayed within the video window, the PVR functions including record, pause, and rewind for recording, pausing, and rewinding the video, respectively.02-03-2011
20110029891MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and an operating method of the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal may be coupled, either wirelessly or by wire, to an external terminal and the mobile terminal may thus receive sync data including information regarding a webpage currently being displayed by the external terminal from the external terminal or a server. The mobile terminal may display the same webpage as is currently being displayed by the external terminal based on the received sync data.02-03-2011
20100162132TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE AND DISPLAY RELATED COMMUNICATIONS - Techniques to manage and display related communications are described. A system may comprise a communication management tool (CMT) operative on a computer, the CMT comprising a threading component operative to associate a plurality of communications from a plurality of communication types with a conversation thread, and a display component operative to display communications in a conversation thread as a conversation view. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-24-2010
20110035681RELATIONAL PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATIONS AND APPLICATION FOR TRANSACTION ANALYSIS - The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads and inboxes in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system is not limited to email messages but can present the relationship between multiple types of communications including emails, instant messages, texts, tweets, bulletin boards, wilds, blogs, voice conversations postings on social networks and other types of communications. In addition, the system allows for the inclusion of transactional information, including financial transactions, physical movement, asset deployment, or other acts or activities that may be related to, or independent of, the communications.02-10-2011
20110113346THUMBNAIL IMAGE PREVIEWS - An instant message is received from an instant message sender and a determination is made that the instant message includes a link to a web page that was selected by the instant message sender. In response to determining that the instant message includes the link to the web page, an image corresponding to the web page is fetched and stored, and a thumbnail image preview of the fetched image is generated. In addition, the thumbnail image preview of the fetched portion of the web page is displayed while at least a portion of the instant message is displayed.05-12-2011
20110035682INTERNET-PAD OPERATING SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS AND INTERNET-PAD FOR DIGITAL OUTPUT - An Internet-Pad device and system for receiving and outputting digital content. The Internet-Pad device may be a digital Pad with access to the Internet and the digital Pad may be a wireless mobile information apparatus. The Internet-Pad system may include a touch sensitive screen, a graphical user interface, a document creation or document editing application, an e-mail application, and an Internet browsing application installed or included in the Internet-Pad. The Internet browsing application may provide access to a digital document or digital content. The Internet-Pad may include an operating system providing an object model or an application programming interface to facilitate applications in the Internet-Pad accessing an output service. The Internet-Pad further may include a wireless communication unit that includes a radio frequency controller for establishing radio frequency wireless communication between the Internet-Pad and one or more wireless output devices that are distinct devices from the Internet-Pad, and an output manager for managing output of the digital content to a selected wireless output device.02-10-2011
20110113347METHOD FOR EXCHANGING A COURIER TRANSPORT MESSAGE AND DISPATCH SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - There is provided a method for exchanging a courier transport message using an electronic calendar information. An exemplary method comprises providing a first electronic calendar information including a participation status, indicating a work item and capable of updating the status of delivery as an electronic calendar information item compliant to a previously defined set of instructions as a standard. The exemplary method also comprises providing a second electronic calendar information with an additional qualification information additional to the previously defined set of instructions. The exemplary method additionally comprises invoking an additional service if a standard compliant program of a customer allows processing standard compliant electronic calendar information.05-12-2011
20110041082SYSTEM FOR TARGETING SPECIFIC USERS TO DISCUSSION THREADS - The present invention is directed to provide a method and system for targeting individuals and providing a reference to a discussion in a discussion forum. A method is described herein that allows a user of an integrated discussion forum interface to initiate the generation of a direct, navigable reference to a thread or message in the discussion forum to one or more targeted individuals. By generating a direct, navigable reference to the thread or message, the system may advantageously facilitate the directed solicitation of targeted individuals whilst leveraging the accessibility, reusability, and available knowledge base of a traditional public forum.02-17-2011
20110214070Providing access to one or more messages in response to detecting one or more patterns of usage of one or more non-communication productivity applications - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: detecting one or more occurrences of one or more specific patterns of usage of one or more non-communication (NC) productivity applications by one or more end users; and providing to the one or more end users, in response to said detecting, access to one or more particular messages through one or more channels of one or more NC productivity application interfaces, the one or more NC productivity application interfaces for accessing the one or more NC productivity applications by the one or more end users. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.09-01-2011
20110214069Presenting messages through a channel of a non-communication productivity application interface - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: providing at least to one or more associated end users from a group of associated end users a non-communication (NC) productivity application interface including a channel for accessing messages; and presenting to the one or more associated end users, via the channel, at least a first one or more messages and a second one or more messages, the first one or more messages being associated with the group of associated end users and the second one or more messages being independent of the group of associated end users. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.09-01-2011
20110087971Music/video messaging - Device(s) and computer program products for creating custom music/video messages to facilitate and/or improve social interaction. The created music/video messages include at least portions of: music, video, pictures, slideshows, and/or text. The music/video messages enable feelings or emotions to be communicated by the user of the device to one or more recipient device(s).04-14-2011
20120246577PREVIEWING A NEW EVENT ON A SMALL SCREEN DEVICE - Method and apparatus for previewing new events in a computing device having a plurality of applications for managing respective events are described. Individual applications are each represented by an application icon on a screen of a graphical user interface for the device. In response to a new event of a one of the applications, the application's icon is visually modified to notify of the new event. A visual modification may be determined in response to the new event, for example, to preview a content of the event. The visual modification may include a count of all new events that remain to be disposed. On a selection of the visually modified icon, additional previewing may be provided. Activation of the application having a visually modified application icon may be configured to automatically initiate the application at the new event.09-27-2012
20090313554EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS THAT INCLUDE A THREAD STATUS INDICATOR - A solution for interacting using electronic mail (email) is disclosed. An email thread can be identified, wherein the email thread includes at least a thread initiating email message and at least one response to the thread initiating email message. A thread status indicator can be established for the email thread. The thread status indictor can have a multitude of values. One of the values can reflect that a response has completed the email thread so that additional responses to the thread initiating email message are unnecessary. Another of the values can reflect that no response has completed the email thread so that additional responses to the thread initiating email message are necessary. The thread status indicator can be conveyed to a set of parties participating in the email thread.12-17-2009
20100037148Social Networking Tool - A social networking tool is described for use with a display. In an embodiment, the display is permanently located in an enterprise office and facilitates social interaction between users some of whom are remote of the display and at least one of whom is physically local to the display. In an embodiment messages comprising content are received from remote users and the content displayed. One display region for each remote user is displayed concurrently and content received from any particular remote user is only displayed in the display region for that remote user. In an embodiment a user local to the display is able to send a message to a remote user by selecting the appropriate display region. In another embodiment a user local to the display is able to change the position of the display regions on the display and may also annotate the display.02-11-2010
20100058200FACILITATING PRESENTATION BY MOBILE DEVICE OF ADDITIONAL CONTENT FOR A WORD OR PHRASE UPON UTTERANCE THEREOF - A method for presenting additional content for a word that is part of a message, and that is presented by a mobile communication device, includes the steps of: presenting the message, including emphasizing one or more words for which respective additional content is available for presenting by the mobile communication device; receiving an utterance that includes an emphasized word for which additional content is available for presenting by the mobile communication device; and presenting the additional content for the emphasized word included in the utterance received by the mobile communication device. These steps are performed by the mobile communication device.03-04-2010
20110093795Methods And Apparatus For Efficiently Managing The Storage Of E-mail Message Information For A Mobile Station - A mobile device receives, via a wireless network, a plurality of messages and stores message information of the messages in memory. Each message includes at least one correspondent address and conversation text with the at least one correspondent address, as well as metadata comprising an identifier for uniquely identifying the message at a server. The mobile device identifies whether a size of the message information has reached a first predetermined limit of the memory. Based on identifying that the size of the message information has reached the first predetermined limit, the mobile device deletes from the memory, automatically without user intervention, at least portions of the conversation text of some of the messages while retaining storage of the correspondent addresses and the metadata thereof. The mobile device also identifies whether the size of the message information has reached a second predetermined limit of the memory, which is greater than the first predetermined limit. Based on identifying that the size of the message information has reached the second predetermined limit, the mobile device deletes from the memory, automatically without user intervention, the correspondent addresses and the metadata associated with the messages having the deleted conversation texts.04-21-2011
20110087969Systems and Methods to Automatically Generate a Signature Block - Systems and methods for automated signature generation. In one aspect, a method implemented in a computer includes: storing information relating to a plurality of persons on a computer readable medium; and generating a signature block applied to a message composed in a user interface, based on one or more addresses in an address field of the user interface used to compose the message and the information relating to the plurality of persons.04-14-2011
20120304074DEVICE USER INTERFACE TO INPUT EMOJI AND OTHER SYMBOLS - An integrated symbols user interface (UI) provides a collection of different symbols for inputting symbols into messages, such as email message, IM messages, and SMS text messages. The integrated symbols UI may group symbols in a number of different category panes. Additionally, the integrated symbols UI may provide a history pane with previously used symbols. Only a portion of the integrated symbols UI may be displayed on a display screen of device at a time. A user may seamlessly pan over the integrated symbols UI to move between the panes. In some embodiments, the integrated symbols UI may also include a category list pane that allows a user to navigate directly to a particular category pane or the history pane.11-29-2012
20110078587METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMAIL MESSAGING - A method and system for preventing sending of messages to incorrect email recipients are provided. The method includes determining (03-31-2011
20110078586Mass-Communication Templates for Communication-Scenarios - A selection of a communication scenario of multiple communication scenarios is received. Availability of content placeholders associated with the selected communication scenario is presented. A selection of a content placeholder from the content placeholders associated with the selected communication scenario is received. Based on the received selection of the content placeholder associated with the communication scenario, a mass-communication template including the content placeholder is generated. The mass-communication template is accessed to generate a first electronic communication. The first electronic communication is sent with first content based on a first state of a communication variable specified by the content placeholder of the mass-communication template. The mass-communication template is accessed to generate a second electronic communication. The second electronic communication is sent with second content based on a second state of the communication variable specified by the content placeholder of the mass-communication template.03-31-2011
20110072364INTERFACE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING STORED DATA - A modular data and storage management system. The system includes a time variance interface that provides for storage into a storage media of data that is received over time. The time variance interface of the modular data and storage management system provides for retrieval, from the storage media, of an indication of the data corresponding to a user specified date. The retrieved indication of the data provides a user with an option to access specific information relative to the data, such as content of files that are included in the data.03-24-2011
20110072363PRESENTATION AND SORTING OF EMAIL - The system provides a method and process for displaying and sorting messages in a communication system. The system allows multiple folders of messages to be opened simultaneously. The system also displays sent and received messages in the same display when desired. The system includes automatic and/or custom color coding of messages for ease of identification of message types, sent or received messages, root sender, cc messages, responsive messages, etc. The system also includes a unique navigation system to allow the user to more easily move through related messages, threads, and folders. The navigation system can be used in situations where the prior art would have required a search to be executed.03-24-2011
20130159877STEALTH MODE FOR INTERACTING WITH ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A stealth mode may be used to interact with electronic messages. A user may enter the stealth mode to interact with electronic messages without making state changes to the messages. While operating in stealth mode, operations (e.g. implicit operations such as reading a message) do not change the state of the electronic messages. Upon exiting the stealth mode, the state of the electronic messages is the same as before entering the stealth mode. According to an embodiment, explicit operations performed during stealth mode (e.g. marking a message as “read”, deleting/forwarding/replying a message, . . . ) may change the state of the message relating to the action.06-20-2013
20130159879Automatic Conversation Techniques - Automatic conversation techniques are described. An apparatus may comprise a computing device having an incoming message module operative to receive an incoming message, a conversation identification module communicatively coupled to the incoming message module, the conversation identification module operative to determine the incoming message is part of a conversation thread, and associate the incoming message with the conversation thread by setting a conversation identifier property of the incoming message to a conversation identifier for the conversation thread, and a conversation manager module communicatively coupled to the conversation identification module, the conversation manager module operative to determine a conversation rule is associated with the conversation thread, and apply the conversation rule to the incoming message. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-20-2013
20130159878METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MESSAGE - A method and apparatus are provided for conveniently managing messages that are received from or sent to external devices through a network by a mobile device. At least one message is displayed and selected by a user for a further operation. Attribute information of the selected message is checked in a message history database. Based on the checked attribute information, a message related to the selected message is displayed. The selected message may be a previously marked message and the related message may be an unmarked message.06-20-2013
20130159876SUPPORTING MULTIPLE ATTENTION-BASED, USER-INTERACTION MODES - The present invention monitors a user's activities to determine how much attention he is paying to one or more devices. Based on the information gathered about the user's current “attention profile,” a “user-interaction parameter” is set that reflects where the user's attention is focused and, ideally, how much of his attention is given to each device. Then, based on the user-interaction parameter, the user interface of at least one of the user's devices is configured to optimize the user's interactions, given the amount of attention he is currently giving to this user interface. If the user is giving the majority of his attention to the television, for example, then the user interface of a companion device can be configured to emphasize the types of interactions available to a user who is not actively watching the companion device.06-20-2013
20090006980METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER REPRESENTATIONS IN REAL-TIME COLLABORATION SESSION PARTICIPANT LISTS REFLECTING EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS TOGETHER WITH USER REPRESENTATIONS IN EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS INDICATING CURRENT REAL-TIME COLLABORATION SESSION PARTICIPATION - A system for providing user representations in real-time collaboration application participant lists reflecting external communications, together with user representations in external communication applications indicating current real-time collaboration session participation. A participant list in a collaboration session represents other participants with whom the local user has recently or frequently communicated in a visually separate area. User representations associated with messages, entries, or the like, and contained in applications external to the collaboration application are displayed in a way that visually indicates the user's current participation in a collaboration session.01-01-2009
20100058199METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY RETAINING USER INPUTTED TEXT VALUES - A method and system are provided for retaining user-inputted text values. The method includes, responsive to a user command to compose an email in an email client, opening a compose window including a first text input field, wherein the compose window includes a programmer-defined behavior for the first text input field to save a first text input field value. The method includes receiving a user input in the first text input field. The method includes, responsive to detecting the programmer-defined behavior, saving the user input from the first text input field into an accessible memory.03-04-2010
20080320398Method for Providing Notification Service of Electronic Mail Transfer - Provided is a method for providing an electronic document transmission notification service for notifying transmission of the electronic mail That a sender creates and transmits to a receiver. The method is achieved by storing an email address of the receiver with a mobile phone number and a name on a database, simultaneously displaying an email writing window and a text message transmission window on a screen when the sender accesses a mail site and selects writing an e.mail (a first display step), when a receiver's email address is selected from the e.mail writing window, searching for a mobile phone number corresponding to a selected e.mail address and displaying the searched mobile phone number on a receiver's mobile phone number section (a second display step), when the sender writes a title and a content of an e.mail on the email writing window, displaying at least the title of the email in a content section of the text message transmission window (a third display step), and transmitting a message on the text message transmission window in form of a short message according to confirmation of the sender.12-25-2008
20120311460Computer-Based Methods for Arranging Meetings and Systems for Performing the Same - Methods and systems for assisting individuals arrange meetings such as networking meetings with other individuals at a specified time (or within a specified time range) and at a specified place (or within a specified geographic region). More specifically, methods and systems for allowing individuals to post an invitation to for a meeting on an on-line network.12-06-2012
20110047483MESSAGING SYSTEM - A messaging system for a wireless communications network, including: a creation component for creating a message; a sending component for transmitting the message as a message service message for a recipient, and for adding to said message instructions for the recipient for providing an acknowledgement; an acknowledgement component for processing response data to determine whether said response data represents said acknowledgement for said message; a database for maintaining status data for said message, said status data being set by one or more of the components; and an interface component for use in displaying a status of said message based on said status data.02-24-2011
20110055724INTERFACE FOR VOICE COMMUNICATIONS - There is provided an interface viewable on a display for a communications apparatus used during a session for voice communications between at least two parties. The interface includes at least one edge of the display having a row of objects, each object of the row being for representing each of the at least two parties; and a main portion of the display being for showing the object of the party speaking at a particular point in time, with a plurality of the objects being shown when a plurality of the parties are speaking at the particular point in time. Advantageously, the object of the speaking party is shown on the main portion when the speaking party's voice is detected by the speaking party's communications apparatus, a host server receiving information from the speaking party's communications apparatus to aid in displaying the object of the speaking party at the particular point in time. Alternatively, the object of the speaking party may also undergo a change of state, such as, for example, a blinking effect, a single occurrence resizing effect, a transitional blurring effect, a repeated resizing effect, and any combination of the aforementioned.03-03-2011
20110055723COLLABORATIVELY INTERACTIVE MICRO-BLOG POSTS - There is provided methods of interactive and collaborative communication within a micro-blogging service. A micro-blog posting may be defined having an interactive type (e.g. “Task”, “Confirm”, etc.). The post may be communicated by the service for collaboration through interactions. The service may maintain a state of the micro-blog post in accordance with the interactions (e.g. received in reply communications). Respective micro-blog posts may be presented (viewed) in accordance with the interactive type and state. For example, a micro-blog post may be presented in a web-based viewing interface with a control defined in response to the interactive type and state for invoking an interaction/reply.03-03-2011
20080256460COMPUTER-BASED ELECTRONIC INFORMATION ORGANIZER - A computer-implemented method for organizing and presenting electronic information on a client device. The method can include enabling a user to create a plurality of topics by inputting criteria that define each of the topics. A plurality of electronic items are then automatically associated with the topics by applying the criteria to the electronic items. The electronic items can include at least two different electronic items from different electronic sources, such as e-mail accounts, newsgroups, blog websites or web feeds. A user interface is displayed on a client device where the topics are displayed to the user to enable the user to select a topic and display a list of the electronic items that have been automatically associated with the selected topic. The user can select and manipulate an electronic item from the list of electronic items that is associated with the selected topic.10-16-2008
20110258559MOBILE TERMINAL AND MESSAGE LIST DISPLAYING METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal and message list displaying method therein are disclosed, by which a message item of a counterpart terminal (or an unchecked message) having sent an unchecked message may be displayed at a specific point on a message list regardless of an arrangement reference of message items. This may include receiving at least one message from each counterpart terminal, generating the message list including at least one message item corresponding to each counterpart terminal, determining whether an unchecked message exists in the received at least one message, and when the unchecked message exists as a result of the determining, displaying the generated message list by displaying the message item corresponding to the counterpart terminal having transmitted the unchecked message at a specific position in the message list regardless of an arrangement reference of the message item.10-20-2011
20110265017METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSTING DATA TO A PLURALITY OF ACCOUNTS - The present specification provides a method, system and apparatus for posting data to a plurality of accounts at a plurality of remote servers. A display is controlled to generate a message region for receiving message data to be posted to at least a subset of the plurality of accounts. The display is controlled to generate icons, associated with the plurality of accounts, in a one-to-one relationship, the icons provided adjacent to the message region, each icon comprising: a first respective indicator of a respective account; a second respective indicator of a service associated with the account; and a respective picture. Icons are selected and the display is controlled to provide an indicator of selection at each of the selected icons. Message data is transmitted to each of the plurality of accounts associated with each of the icons which are selected via the communication subsystem.10-27-2011
20110265016Embedding Variable Fields in Individual Email Messages Sent via a Web-Based Graphical User Interface - Method and system of present invention provide a web-based graphical user interface to a remote user for sending electronic messages, where the interface comprises an element for selecting an option for sending individual electronic messages to multiple recipients in visible fields (“to” and “cc”), obtain a set of data, comprising a list of two or more recipients in visible fields, a message subject and/or a message body, where the message subject and/or the message body contain a markup indicating variable field, and generate and transmit individual electronic messages.10-27-2011
20110265015Method and System for a User Sending Individual Email Messages via a Web-Based Graphical User Interface - Method and system of present invention allow for a user to access a web-based graphical user interface for sending electronic messages, where the interface comprises an element for selecting an option for sending individual electronic messages to multiple recipients in visible fields (“to” and/or “cc”) and provide to a server computer a set of data, comprising a list of two or more recipients in visible fields via the interface.10-27-2011
20110265014Tools for Sending Individual Email Messages - Computer-readable media comprising instructions, an application programming interface comprising computer-readable code, and an article of manufacture having computer-readable code cause a server to provide a web-based graphical user interface for sending electronic messages to a remote user, where the interface comprises an element for selecting an option for sending individual electronic messages to multiple recipients in visible fields, obtain an electronic message information, comprising a list of two or more recipients in visible fields, and generate and transmit individual electronic messages. Alternatively, if a spam index of the message to be sent is outside a predetermined interval, transmission of the message is declined.10-27-2011
20110265013Method and System for Declining Outgoing Email Messages - Method and system of present invention provide a web-based graphical user interface for sending electronic messages to a remote user, where the interface comprises an element for selecting an option for sending individual electronic messages to multiple recipients in visible fields, obtain an electronic message information, comprising a list of two or more recipients in visible fields, and if a spam index of the message to be sent is outside a predetermined interval, transmission of the message is declined.10-27-2011
20110265012Method and System for Sending Individual Email Messages - Method and system of present invention provide a web-based graphical user interface for sending electronic messages to a remote user, where the interface comprises an element for selecting an option for sending individual electronic messages to multiple recipients in visible fields, obtain an electronic message information, comprising a list of two or more recipients in visible fields, and generate and transmit individual electronic messages.10-27-2011
20120278734ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SCREEN CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING SCREEN CONTROL PROGRAM - According to an aspect, an electronic device includes a display unit, a detecting unit, and a control unit, and composes a mail that includes an image and a text. The display unit displays a first screen and a second screen in such a manner that the first screen and the second screen do not overlap each other. The first screen displays an overview of the mail, and the second screen edits an image or a text as an element to be added to the mail. The detecting unit detects an operation. When an operation made on the second screen is detected by the detecting unit, the control unit updates the overview of the mail that is displayed on the first screen in accordance with the operation.11-01-2012
20100293475NOTIFICATION OF ADDITIONAL RECIPIENTS OF EMAIL MESSAGES - An email client software application can include a sending component, a receiving component, a notifier, and a reply-all option. The sending component can be for sending email messages to a set of recipients. The receiving component can be for receiving email messages. The notifier can be for receiving notifications from recipients to whom email messages have been previously sent. The received notifications can indicate that previously sent email messages have been forwarded to others. The reply-all option can be provided such that when triggered it automatically sends a reply message to a subset of recipients associated with an initial one of the email messages and to the others that have been sent the initial one of the email messages. The others included in the subset can be determined from the notifications received and processed by the notifier.11-18-2010
20110126126ENHANCEMENTS TO UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS AND MESSAGING SYSTEMS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for handling a plurality of communications between parties. In an aspect, the presentation of both real-time and “store and forward” interactions are presented in a way to make it easier for a user of the system to read and understand what is being communicated, by whom, and to whom.05-26-2011
20110093794MOBILE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DIALOG USING SEQUENCED DIGITAL IMAGES - The present disclosure provides a system and method for electronic communications dialog between a plurality of users using digital images. The user selects a template for entering a plurality of words and associated images that constitute an initial electronic message. The user then enters a plurality of words into the template corresponding to the initial electronic message. A plurality of images is selected having a direct correspondence with the plurality of words entered into the template. Each image is inserted into the template in a sequence corresponding to the initial electronic message. When the initial template is complete, the initial electronic message containing the sequenced images is sent to at least one other user.04-21-2011
20110093793METHOD FOR ATTACHING DATA AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREOF - A method controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes displaying, via a display included on the mobile terminal, a text message input window for creating a text message to be sent to at least one other terminal; receiving, via a controller included on the mobile terminal, a generation signal indicating first and second slides are to be generated for the text message, in which the first slide includes a first portion of the text message and the second slide includes a second portion of the text message; displaying, via the display, the first and second slides on first and second display portions of the display; displaying, via the display, a plurality of data to be attached to the first and second slides on a third display portion; receiving, via the controller, a selection signal indicating a selection of first and second data included in the displayed plurality of data; attaching, via the controller, the selected first and second data to the first and second slides; and transmitting, via a wireless communication unit, the text message including the first and second slides and the attached first and second data to the at least one other terminal.04-21-2011
20110093792METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING, ASSESSING AND CLEARING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Methods and systems for identifying, assessing and clearing conflicts of interest are described herein. Consistent with some embodiments, a conflicts management system receives a conflict search request, and processes the request utilizing a risk matrix that encompass and represents the risk tolerance or risk profile of a law firm. The risk matrix maps certain request types to different search queries and rules that are to be evaluated for a given request type. Based on the execution of the queries and the rules for the request, a score is assigned to a party, such that the score represents the level of risk that would be undertaken if the party was engaged as a client.04-21-2011
20120151379SHARED ATTACHMENTS - When an outgoing communication sent to one or more recipients contains a supported attachment type, a shared workspace that contains a shared version of the original attachment is provisioned. A modified version of the original outgoing communication is delivered to internal recipients including both a link to the shared document and the original attachment.06-14-2012
20090300516APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATION AND INTERACTION IN A VIRTUAL MEETING PLACE - An apparatus for providing for virtual communication and collaboration comprises a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) application executing within a distributed data processing system, and a shadow module implemented within the CVE application. The CVE application provides a virtual world represented as a grid of an interconnected set of locations each divided into a set of zones and each having an assigned context through a user interface provided to a plurality of users through one or more client systems. The CVE provides each user with a respective avatar representation for navigating and interacting within the locations of the virtual world. The shadow module provides a first user interface element through which a first user can create and leave a shadow object representation for the first user within a zone of a subset of the set of locations when the avatar representation for the user is currently located in that zone. The shadow object representation persists in the zone after the avatar representation for the first user has navigated away from the zone. The shadow module provides a second user interface element providing a second user with one or more selectable options for corresponding with the first user when the avatar representation for the second user is located in the zone with the shadow object representation.12-03-2009
20130125019System And Method For Displaying Message History When Composing A Message - A system and a method are provided for displaying message history while composing a message. The method includes displaying a message composition application comprising a first recipient field, a message history display area, and a message composition field; detecting an input into the first recipient field for specifying a recipient; and upon detecting that the recipient has been specified: displaying a second recipient field; navigating application focus from the first recipient field to the second recipient field; and displaying a message history associated with the recipient in the message history display area.05-16-2013
20110154221SUBJECT SUGGESTION BASED ON E-MAIL RECIPIENTS - Methods, apparatus and articles for dynamically inserting a subject based on an entered list of recipients. A graphical user interface (GUI) screen comprising a TO field, a carbon copy field, and a BCC field may be provided for entering a list of recipients for the e-mail, as well as a SUBJECT field for entering the subject of the e-mail. The association between the list of recipients and the subject string may then be stored, such that when the user again enters the same list of recipients into a new e-mail, the SUBJECT field may be automatically populated based on previously used subject strings.06-23-2011
20120210248INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROBLEM INITIATIVE SYSTEM - A system and method manages information relating to a problem definition initiative in order to communicate some or all the information users. The method includes providing an interface users at workstations accessible by one or more of the users, receiving information comprising a plurality of messages from users communicating via the workstations during a problem definition initiative session, initiating display of at least one of the plurality of messages to the users via the interface, logging event data related to a plurality of events associated with the problem definition initiative session, and initiating display of at least some of the event data to the users via the interface.08-16-2012
20120047447Emotion based messaging system and statistical research tool - A system that allows users to convey their emotional state of mind by means of selecting their mood from a toolbar when using applications such as instant messaging, SMS, MMS, emails, blogs, commenting etc. Different moods appear as different icons or in a drop-down box as text. Emotion intensity can be changed by a sliding bar present on the toolbar. The sender will have the option to display their mood for that certain message as an emotion label displayed with the message and also by message text formatting: font face and color are emotion dependant whereas font size and tone (lighter/darker shades for the same color) are intensity dependant. This messaging technique allows the recipient to gauge better the sender mood, it can also be used to dynamically determine population mood and extract and plot statistical data on mood/emotion distribution maps, charts or graphs for analysis, interpretation, research and marketing.02-23-2012
20120210249INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CHANGE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM - A method for managing information relating to a change deployment in order to communicate some or all the information to a plurality of users includes providing an interface to users at workstations accessible by the users, receiving information comprising a plurality of messages from users communicating via the workstations during a change deployment session, initiating display of at least one of the messages to the users via the interface, initiating display of task data to the users via the interface, the task data corresponding to at least one task necessary for completing the change deployment, logging event data related to a plurality of events associated with the change deployment conference session, the event data comprising task status data indicating the status of the at least one task necessary for completing the change deployment, and initiating display of at least some of the event data to the users via the interface.08-16-2012
20120023416ENHANCEMENT OF E-MAIL CLIENT USER INTERFACES AND E-MAIL MESSAGE FORMATS - An enhancement to e-mail user interfaces and message formats includes a dynamic preview window to view and retrieve attachments and summaries of e-mail messages directly in the e-mail list view or inbox view without opening an e-mail message. The efficient viewing mechanism further allows previews without cluttering the listing of the e-mails in the inbox by allowing the client to detect special preview instructions within an e-mail and run executables within the preview window. The enhancement is applicable to standalone e-mail clients (POP or IMAP based) and to web-based e-mail systems.01-26-2012
20120023414METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING E-MAIL - A method of processing a reply to a received e-mail is provided. When a plurality of messages are contained in a received e-mail, the plurality of messages are divided into a plurality of groups, and the plurality of messages are output according to the groups.01-26-2012
20120159349METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING AND MONITORING SESSIONS WITH CLIENTS OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Systems and methods provide real-time communication between website operators and website visitors including monitoring, gathering, managing and sharing of information. The features include: simultaneous chatting with system's website visitor while responding/submitting tickets/emails and searching through company knowledge base; operator communicating message to another operator directly in active chat session, while message remains hidden to visitors/customers; displaying advertising messages to visitors/customers within chat window during active chat sessions; growing knowledge base by adding information into knowledge base during chat session; providing real-time access to system's website visitor information by seeing the content of visitor's shopping cart or by passing information from system's server into visitor's information located in operator's panel; creating and branding multiple chat windows and selectively linking all or some to the account; tagging and grouping each chat sessions; parent-child ticketing for project management; lead scoring; and mobile live chatting.06-21-2012
20120072856METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING AN INTEGRATED MESSAGE USING PORTABLE DEVICE - A method of sending an integrated message using a portable device according includes executing an integrated message application supporting a plurality of channels including at least two channels having different messaging schemes. An input window permits entry of a message, and the message is displayed on a message display window. In response to a user selection for displaying icons of a hidden state that corresponds to the plurality of respective channels, displaying the icons corresponding to the plurality of respective channels in response to the user choice, and sending the message using at least one activated channel of the plurality of channels.03-22-2012
20120072855Web-Based User Interface Tool for Social Network Group Collaboration - Members of a social networking system group are provided multiple interfaces to communicate within the group. A first communication interface allows a user to upload a first content item; in response to this, the first content item is transmitted via a first communication channel to online members of the group. A second communication interface allows a user to upload a second content item; in response to this, the second content item is transmitted via a second communication channel to online and offline members of the group. Transmission via a first communication channel may comprise sending an instant message containing the first content item. Transmission via a second communication channel may comprise displaying the second content item on a group message board. Both interfaces may be contained within the group's web page or may be contained within another web page within the social networking system or outside of it.03-22-2012
20110087972SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, METHODS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FACILITATING HETEROGENEOUS MESSAGING FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media for threading calls and messages are provided. A method can include: receiving messaging content; and displaying the messaging content in a single thread, wherein the messaging content is threaded and a thread of the messaging content comprises at least one text message and at least one call. The method can further include threading the messaging content, wherein the threading comprises ordering the messaging content based, at least, on a time at which received ones of the messaging content are received at a communication device. In various embodiments, the messaging content can include one or more of voice information, MMS or SMS text messages, voicemail information, system messages, email messages, instant messages, pictorial information, video information or audio information, data traffic information, user-opted notifications, traffic reports, news alerts, weather information, stock reports, social networking chats, social networking posts or social networking status updates.04-14-2011
20110087970SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, METHODS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR FACILITATING INTEGRATED MESSAGING, CONTACTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A SELECTED ENTITY - Systems, apparatus and methods are provided. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is provided. The computer-implemented method can include executing, using at least one processor, computer-readable instructions for performing various acts. The acts can include executing at least two applications, wherein at least one of the two applications is for providing social media information. The acts can also include receiving a signal in response to a detected input gesture indicative of a selection of an entity. The selection of the entity can be performed via another one of the two applications. The acts can also include integrating the two applications such that social media information is generated about the entity. The integration can be in response to receiving the signal, and the social media information can include information from one or more social networking websites. The acts can also include displaying the social media information about the entity.04-14-2011
20120317498ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ICONS - An electronic communication device includes an input interface for receiving input, a display for displaying output, and a processor. The processor is in communication with the input interface and the display. When the processor determines that a new notification event for an application has occurred, the processor causes an icon for activating the application to be displayed on the display. When the processor determines that the new notification event has not occurred, the processor does not display the icon.12-13-2012
20100095224METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR NAVIGATING BETWEEN ATTACHMENTS TO ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES - A method and computer-readable medium are provided for navigation between attachments to electronic mail messages. According to the method, a list of e-mail messages is displayed that includes header information associated with each of the messages. When one of the messages in the list is selected, a determination is made as to whether the selected message has attachments. If the selected message has attachments, an identifier is displayed adjacent to the header information for each attachment. The identifier indicates that the attachment is associated with the selected message and may provide other information such as the type and size of the attachment. The identifiers are displayed in a manner to indicate clearly to a user that the attachments are associated with the selected e-mail message. The identifiers may be selected to preview the corresponding attachment.04-15-2010
20120151382GENERATING AND MANAGING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION - Some implementations provide a user interface for generating an electronic document. An external component may be launched within the user interface for accessing external data, and context data of the current document may be provided to the external component. The external data that corresponds to the context data for the document may be displayed within the user interface, such as for enabling a user to interact with the data and/or include a portion of the data in the document.06-14-2012
20120151381DEFINING ACTIONS FOR DATA STREAMS VIA ICONS - Embodiments provide visual programming constructs including icons representing conditions and actions for processing incoming data streams. A user selects icons corresponding to at least one of the conditions and at least one of the actions to define a rule. The selected condition relates to at least one element possibly present in the incoming data stream. Without compilation of the rule, at least one incoming data stream is analyzed based on the condition to detect a presence of the element within the incoming data stream. The action is performed based on the analysis. In some embodiments, formatting of the incoming data streams is altered according to the conditions and actions to personalize the incoming data stream.06-14-2012
20120151380INTELLIGENT MESSAGE PROCESSING - Systems, methods, and devices for intelligent message processing are presented. With regard to a message, an intelligent message processor component (IMPC) can intelligently identify a desired file folder and archive the message in the folder in response to as little as one user interface (UI) control manipulation (e.g., click), when the intelligent message processor UI (IMPUI) is activated. When the IMPUI is activated, the IMPC automatically parses the message and identifies, or allows the user to identify, a keyword/phrase in the message. The IMPC automatically identifies the desired folder based on the identified keyword/phrase, and the user can click on the identified keyword/phrase to store the message in the identified file folder. The IMPUI also can comprise other UI controls that can, e.g., forward a message to another user, archive the message or related attachment in a remote storage destination, perform a customized message process, etc.06-14-2012
20110099484INTERNET SESSION INITIATION ON PERSONAL CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES, AND CUSTOMIZATION PROTOCOL THEREFOR - A customizable client application capable of running on all seven classes of Internet-enabled personal cellular telecommunications devices whose Internet browser launching capabilities range from being Class 0 non Internet-enabled to Class 6 automatic Internet browser launching. The client application facilitates minimum subscriber intervention for Internet session initiation from an Internet session option of an interactive display message.04-28-2011
20120185780SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING MENU OPTIONS OF MESSAGE APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - In a method for integrating menu options of message applications of an electronic device, a user interface (UI) that includes an icon displaying area and an option displaying area are created. An icon is created for each of the message applications, and all of the created icons are placed into the icon displaying area. The UI is displayed on a display screen of the electronic device when the UI is activated, and operating options of a message application are displayed in the option displaying area when one of the created icons corresponding to the message application is selected.07-19-2012
20120233556Selecting Viewports in a Messaging Application with Multiple Viewports for Presenting Messages in Different Orders - In a method for displaying messages, a system displays messages from a single user account in multiple viewports. Each viewport orders messages based on an importance score that is calculated based on the user's prior interactions with messages in his user account through that viewport. Each viewport associated with the user account orders messages using a distinct message importance model.09-13-2012
20120124483Multi Mode Message Reply Interface - A messaging system that organizes and presents messages to users of the messaging system. The messaging system includes a mailbox module that receives messages and generates conversation threads from the messages. Messages received from different electronic message channels may be aggregated into a common conversation thread. The conversation threads are also organized in a message interface and then presented to a user of the messaging system. The messaging system may include a social networking system that stores social information about users, which can be used to organize the conversation threads. Other features include a multi mode message interface, and a method for adding contextual information to messages.05-17-2012
20090132932USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR VIEWING SHORT MESSAGES ON A WIRELESS DEVICE - A method is performed by an electronic communication device. The method includes storing electronic messages, and storing criteria for determining whether a stored message is related to a current message. A current electronic message is displayed to a user of the communication device, including the current message's outside address and message body. The relevance of each of the stored messages to the current message is assessed based on the previously-stored criteria. Those messages that meet the criteria are selected and displayed along with the current message.05-21-2009
20090132930E-MAIL COMMUNITY SYSTEM FOR A NETWORK GAME AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - [Problems to be Solved] The object of the present invention is to permit usage of a character name in a network game for safe free communication with each other in cooperation of the e-mail between inside and outside the game without disclosure of the outside-mail address, which is privacy information. To this end, the present invention is characterized by a step of associating a character name with an Internet e-mail address and recording them in the dedicated server, and a step wherein when the terminal equipment of a mail source is connected to the game, an inside-game mail from the mail source using a character name is received and a character name of a destination is acquired, thereafter if the destination is not playing the game at present and the Internet e-mail address has been registered, then an arrival message is transmitted as the Internet e-mail addressed to the Internet e-mail address and thereafter the inside-game mail is converted to a WEB mail format to perform an external e-mail transmission by a WEB mail addressed to the game character name as required by the destination.05-21-2009
20120166968Method of transmitting and displaying messages and portable electronic devices thereof - A method of transmitting and displaying messages applied to portable electronic devices includes the following steps: providing a handwriting interface for a sender to compose a plurality of sent-messages on a touch screen; receiving a plurality of received-messages from a receiver; providing a dialog window wherein the dialog window is adapted for placing the sent-messages and the received-messages. Moreover, each sent-message and received-message is displayed in accordance with the time of creation of each message.06-28-2012
20120216127STICKY MESSAGES - Described herein are techniques related to sticky messaging, which enable the use of the content of text and/or multimedia messages outside the context of the messaging inbox of a telecommunications device, such as a mobile phone. An implementation described herein includes posting of the content (e.g., text, image, audio, and video) of a message onto a home screen of the telecommunications device. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.08-23-2012
20100205539INSTANT MESSAGING AND TELEPHONY VALUE ADDED SERVICES - A method of communication between an instant messaging user and external applications is disclosed. The instant messaging user can communicate multimedia messages with traditional telephony users, with SMS and MMS users, with email users and with IM users of other instant messaging communities. Likewise, the instant messaging user can post and retrieve entries into and from a message board and into and from his blog space directly from the instant message client. Moreover, the instant messaging user can establish chat sessions with other instant messaging users without need to share one another's presence. Furthermore, the instant messaging user can place queries to a call center directly from the instant message client.08-12-2010
20100205538METHOD OF PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of providing a user interface of a mobile terminal is provided. The method of providing a user interface of a mobile terminal having an instant messenger service capability includes: activating the instant messenger; and outputting a user interface screen including a selection window to which a preset selection menu is linked in order to change an entire or a part of a screen.08-12-2010
20100070880USER INTERFACE FOR IMPROVING THE USE OF NOTES WITH EMAIL MESSAGES THAT PROVIDES A STATIC VISUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NOTES AND EMAIL MESSAGES AND A NOTE INCORPORATION CAPABILITY - The present invention can include an improved user interface for handling the note functionality of an enhanced note-enabled email system. Such an interface can include an email pane, a note pane, and a user-selectable note incorporation option. The email pane can be configured to execute various email and note commands of the enhanced note-enabled email system. The email pane can be presented within a software application window of the enhanced note-enabled email system. The note pane can be configured to create a static visual relationship between a user-selected email message of the email pane and an associated note of the note pane. The note pane can be presented separately and concurrently with the email pane. The user-selectable note incorporation option can be configured to trigger the incorporation of the note into the user-selected email message. Incorporation can occur prior to transmission of the user-selected email.03-18-2010
20110185288TECHNIQUES TO RESTORE COMMUNICATIONS SESSIONS FOR APPLICATIONS HAVING CONVERSATION AND MEETING ENVIRONMENTS - Techniques for restoring communications sessions for applications having conversation environment and a meeting embodiment are described. A system may include a meeting component of a communications application for selecting a meeting from multiple meetings, a conversation component of the communications application for managing multiple conversation threads, and a recovery component of the communications application for recovering an active meeting from the multiple meetings or an active conversation thread from the multiple conversation threads. Other embodiments are described and claimed.07-28-2011
20110185287STATE PERSISTENCE AND BACKGROUND INITIALIZATION FOR POST-BACK WEB APPLICATIONS - A system is disclosed for reducing the time required to generate web pages on post-back of collaborative web applications. Content from web pages of the collaborative web applications may be displayed in respective foreground and background IFRAMES over a display. Upon post-back to load content from a new web page in the foreground IFRAME, the content from the background IFRAME persists, thus saving the round trip otherwise required to update content from the background IFRAME. Initialization and update of the content in the background IFRAME may be performed when interaction with the content in the foreground IFRAME is idle.07-28-2011
20110185286WEB BROWSER INTERFACE FOR SPATIAL COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENTS - A web browser interface for visualizing realtime network communications in spatial communication environments allows communicants to interact with other communicants in an immersive spatial communication environment without having to install any specialized communication software and without requiring special proxies or firewall additions or exceptions.07-28-2011
20120254771METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION OF EMAIL - The invention relates to the technical field of email sending and receiving and discloses a method and device for displaying the information of an email. The method includes obtaining email display information through an email agent; invoking a text display interface; displaying the obtained display information to a user in a coded format of Unicode when the user selects the email. In the device, email display information is obtained through an email agent; a text display interface is invoked; the obtained display information is displayed to the user in a coded format of Unicode when the user selects the email. As Unicode is an important universal character coding standard for interaction and display, great convenience may be brought to email senders and receivers in different languages, as well as other users.10-04-2012
20120216128MANAGING EMAILS AT AN ELECTRONIC MAIL CLIENT - Some example embodiments include a method for managing emails. The method includes identifying a plurality of emails having a same subject. The method also includes determining an inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails. The method includes providing a user interface at an email client end. The method includes graphically displaying on the user interface the plurality of emails and the inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails, wherein the graphically displaying of the inclusion relationship comprises identifying content that is duplicated across at least two emails within the plurality of emails.08-23-2012
20120173994AUTOMATIC NOTIFICATION - A method may include displaying a document including a first item, receiving a first user input selecting the first item and receiving a second user input providing a target value associated with the first item. The method may also include accessing a site associated with the document, monitoring a value associated with the first item and determining whether the value associated with the first item meets the target value. The method may further include generating a notification when the value associated with the first item meets the target value.07-05-2012
20120173993POINT OF INTEREST PREVIEW FOR ELECTRONIC MAIL - One or more interactions of a user are monitored. Information associated with the one or more interactions is indexed. A point of interested is determined within an electronic mail message based upon, at least in part, the indexed information. An indicator of the point of interest is provided within a preview pane associated with the electronic mail message.07-05-2012
20100299615System And Method For Injecting Sensed Presence Into Social Networking Applications - A method for injecting sensed presence into social networking applications includes receiving sensor data associated with a user (11-25-2010
20100299613Method for the provision of a convergent messaging service for at least one terminal in a mobile radio network system and corresponding working unit - The present invention relates to a method for the provision of a convergent messaging service for at least one terminal in a mobile radio network system wherein at the at least one terminal, a working unit (11-25-2010
20100050091METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING MARKETING DIALOGUES - Systems and methods for carrying on marketing dialogues are disclosed. Specifically, embodiments of the systems and methods presented may allow marketing dialogues to be carried on with a set of participants by sending a communication to each of the participants. Another set of participant may be assembled from the initial participants and an action may then be taken with respect to this second set of participants.02-25-2010
20120179979SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING THE TRANSFER OF DATA FROM A WEB INTERFACE TO ANOTHER - A script-based scenario designer application for automating the data transfer from one web interface to another. The script-based scenario designer receives sender and receiver web interface addresses from a user, displays the sender web interface to the user; monitors user interactions with the sender web interface, such as the entering of credentials; and receives from the user a data field mapping comprising a correlation of at least one sender web interface data field to at least one receiver web interface data field. The script-based scenario designer stores the sender web interface data field mapping and the user interactions as a scenario and allows the user to validate the scenario by retrieving a data field from the sender web interface, formatting the retrieved data field in accordance with instructions optionally stored in the scenario, and transmitting the formatted data field to the receiver web interface in accordance with the scenario.07-12-2012
20120179978PREVIEWING A NEW EVENT ON A SMALL SCREEN DEVICE - Method and apparatus for previewing new events in a computing device having a plurality of applications for managing respective events are described. Individual applications are each represented by an application icon on a screen of a graphical user interface for the device. In response to a new event of a one of the applications, the application's icon is visually modified to notify of the new event. A visual modification may be determined in response to the new event, for example, to preview a content of the event. The visual modification may include a count of all new events that remain to be disposed. On a selection of the visually modified icon, additional previewing may be provided. Activation of the application having a visually modified application icon may be configured to automatically initiate the application at the new event.07-12-2012
20100275133COMPRESSIBLE DISPLAY OF E-MAIL MESSAGE STRING TO FACILITTE 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.10-28-2010
20100275132INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - The present invention includes interactive communication systems that incorporate several beneficial embodiments including an interactive tray system, an electronic presentation messaging system, an interactive podium, and a key drive system. The interactive tray system enables a single, transferable interactive unit to be fastened to a communication medium, turning into a fully interactive medium. The electronic presentation messaging system enables the e-mailing of presentations and notes to and from components of the interactive communication system. The interactive podium increases conventional podium mobility, enabling both the presenter, and podium, to move and be moved about the room without attention to wired connections. The key drive system replaces the conventional Y-connector of the key drive technology by effectively integrating the key drive in the device, thus only having one connector, and eliminating the need to change connectors from the key drive, to the USB connector, upon software driver loading.10-28-2010
20100275131LATE LOADING RICH MEDIA - Methods for delivering rich media content to a user within an email system via a dedicated media channel. An email system receives an email message associated with rich media content from a registered sender for delivery to a recipient. To improve the recipient's viewing experience, the email system ensures that the rich media content is loaded in a rich media database before delivering the email message to the recipient. When the recipient reads the email message, the email system delivers the rich media content to the recipient from the rich media database via a dedicated media channel efficiently and at a low cost.10-28-2010
20120317499INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM THAT FACILITATES BETTER KNOWLEDGE AND TASK MANAGEMENT - This invention discloses a novel system that is tuned for people to exchange information effectively and manage the domain knowledge and tasks productively. With a WYSIWYG-like user interface, message encapsulation into individual objects, and multithreading message flow handling, this new system is able to bring forth revolutionary features that break the limitations of traditional IM systems by knitting traditionally separated functions into an integrated business information and management platform, and hence enable new ways in building knowledge base, reading industrial specific news, and assigning and managing tasks.12-13-2012
20120084668MESSAGING - A mechanism enabling a user whose user device has received a notification on messages waiting delivery, messages being deferred or waiting for another reason, to convey message-specific, possibly different handling instructions in one go to a network entity responsible for handling of the waiting messages.04-05-2012
20120221962SOCIAL MESSAGING HUB SYSTEM - A social messaging hub provides communication services for a data enabled device having Internet network access capabilities such as a portable media player, personal digital assistant, a Wi-Fi mobile platform, a tablet computer, portable e-Reader, a personal computer, a laptop and a netbook computer. The social messaging hub communicates with the data enabled device over the Internet or cellular data networks, and interfaces with a message infrastructure including mobile carriers, message aggregators, message exchanges and various specialized social messaging services. Messages may originate in or be delivered to other users' mobile telephones or in similarly equipped and provisioned IP data enabled devices. The social messaging hub can provide a predetermined auto-reply response and retain messages for a timed duration in a message retention queue when requested by a user. Messages may be viewed with a data enabled device application at various zoom levels.08-30-2012
20120221961ADDRESSEE BASED MESSAGE PRIORITIZATION - Addressee based message prioritization is disclosed. In some implementations, messages received by an electronic messaging user (e.g., recipient) can be displayed in a user interface of an electronic messaging application. In some implementations, received messages can be prioritized based on how the messages are addressed to the user. In some implementations, received message can be displayed and highlighted based on the priority of each message. In some implementations, messages can be grouped and/or sorted based on the priority of each message.08-30-2012
20120260193Scheduled Message Cleanup - Scheduled message cleanup techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a method implemented by one or more computing devices includes detecting that a message has been received from a sender for delivery via a user account. Responsive to a determination that an option has been selected for the sender in association with the user account, a previous message from the sender that is to be delivered via the user account is removed and the detected message is kept for delivery via the user account.10-11-2012
20120240057Instant Messaging with Browser Collaboration - The invention enables collaboration between first and second users at first and second workstations having first and second browsers, respectively. A page is loaded into the first browser. An instant messaging connection is established between the first workstation and the second workstation. Then an address of the page loaded at the first browser is sent to the second browser via the instant messaging connection. At the second browser the page is loaded in response to receipt of the page address. A network connection is then established between the first browser and the second browser. Thereafter, messages are sent from the first browser to the second browser via the network connection responsive to screen events by a user at the first workstation to control screen events at the second workstation.09-20-2012
20120240056EMAIL CLIENT MODE TRANSITIONS IN A SMARTPAD DEVICE - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for an email application are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple virtual display smartpad device from a multiple virtual display operating mode to a single virtual display operating mode, or from a single virtual display operating mode to a multiple virtual display operating mode, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a user interface associated with an email application. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface can be retained, where the number of virtual displays of the device in view of the user is changed, provided a user interface for the email application remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.09-20-2012
20120240055EMAIL CLIENT DISPLAY TRANSITIONS BETWEEN PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for an email application are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode in portrait orientation to a multiple screen operating mode in a landscape orientation, or vice versa, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a user interface associated with an email application. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided a user interface for the email application remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.09-20-2012
20120266082EMAIL CLIENT LANDSCAPE DISPLAY TRANSITION - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for an email application are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode to a single screen operating mode, or from a single screen operating mode to a multiple screen operating mode, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a user interface associated with an email application. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided a user interface for the email application remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.10-18-2012
20120240054EMAIL CLIENT DISPLAY TRANSITION - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for an email application are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode to a single screen operating mode, or from a single screen operating mode to a multiple screen operating mode, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a user interface associated with an email application. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided a user interface for the email application remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.09-20-2012
20120266083GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a graphical user interface that displays information on a plurality of different types of content on a single screen. The graphical user interface includes an overview display area and a detail display area. The overview display area displays an overview of the information on the content in chronological order, based on time information for the plurality of the different types of content. The detail display area displays, in greater detail, the information on the content that corresponds to the time information that is selected in the overview display area. Scrolling the information that is displayed in the overview display area causes the information on the content that is displayed in the detail display area to be scrolled.10-18-2012
20120324371Methods And Apparatus For Efficiently Managing The Storage Of E-Mail Message Information For A Mobile Station - A mobile device stores message information for a plurality of messages in memory. Each message includes at least one correspondent address and conversation text with the at least one correspondent address, as well as metadata comprising an identifier for uniquely identifying the message at a server. When a size of the message information has reached a first predetermined limit, the mobile device deletes at least portions of the conversation text of some of the messages while retaining storage of the correspondent addresses and the metadata thereof. When the size of the message information has reached a second predetermined limit which is greater than the first predetermined limit, the mobile device deletes the correspondent addresses and the metadata associated with the messages having the deleted conversation texts.12-20-2012
20120324370APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR LOCATING A MESSAGE USING GRAPHICAL INTERFACE - An apparatus, and an associated method, facilitates searching for a message of interest from amongst a plurality of stored messages, such as email messages received at, or sent by, a wireless device and for organizing the stored messages. A plot is generated and displayed. The plot is a representation of the messages, plotted as a function of alphanumeric identifiers of an address associated with each of the messages. Selection is made to zoom in on a portion of the plot to display portions or sub-portions of the plot. Selection of which portions to view is made to locate the message of interest. The message of interest is located by zooming in to the message through successive input commands, such as touch commands input at an interactive screen display.12-20-2012
20120272161Caching Message Fragments during Real-Time Messaging Conversations - Creating and managing an editable cache of unsent message fragments during conversations using real-time messaging systems (such as instant messaging, text messaging, chat sessions, and so forth). Using this cache, a user participating in a real-time messaging conversation can cache at least one message fragment, and can then recall selected fragments for review and/or editing (as desired by the particular user) before sending to other conversation participants. Preferably, any unsent message fragment from the cache can be sent, upon request of the user, through a mouse click or keystroke.10-25-2012
20120272160SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING MESSAGES IN A NETWORK OR ACROSS NETWORKS - Systems and methods for analyzing messages in a network or across networks are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, for detecting trends from a set of messages in a network or across networks, identifying, from the set of messages in the network or across networks, commonly or frequently occurring topics, computing statistical attributes for the commonly or frequently occurring topics in the set of messages that indicate respective levels of trendiness, and/or presenting, the commonly or frequently occurring topics as indicators in a user interface, the indicators being actionable to access additional information relating to a selected topic via the action. The messages include messages interacted with by humans or machines and interactions can include, posted a message, shared a message, liked a message, commented on a message, replied to a message, viewed a message, saved or bookmarked a message.10-25-2012
20120278732Enhanced Message Handling - Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for enhanced message handling are presented. A first message may be sent to a first identity. Thereafter, a second message may be sent to a second identity. Alternatively, a first message may be received from a first identity, and a second message may be received from a second identity. In either case, in response to determining, based on local address book data, that the first identity and the second identity are both associated with a first person, the first message and the second message may be displayed in a single conversation window. Subsequently sent and/or received messages may be similarly aggregated into the conversation window based on such messages being to and/or from one or more identities of the same person. Additionally, these subsequently aggregated messages may be sent and/or received via different communication services, such as email, SMS, and/or social networking services.11-01-2012
20120278733CUSTOMIZABLE CONSTITUENT COMMUNICATION METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - Systems and methods are described that facilitate users communicating information. The disclosed subject matter enables users to disseminate information to others, allows the recipients to incorporate significant amounts of custom information with minimal input, and send this personalized information to additional recipients easily via a mobile device. The disclosed subject matter also enables Organizations to target their members more accurately and easily engage in meaningful dialog.11-01-2012
20120089925METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING TEXT - An electronic messager with a predictive text editor, including a storage unit for storing a data structure associating, for each one of a plurality of a user's contacts, usage data for the user's history of usage of words in communications with the user contact, a data manager coupled with the storage unit for generating the data structure in the storage unit, and for updating the data structure as additional communications with each user contact are performed and additional usage data is obtained therefrom, and a text predictor coupled with the storage unit, for receiving as input a character string and a designated user contact, and for generating as output an ordered list of predicted. A method is also described and claimed.04-12-2012
20120089924Multiple personalities - A computer implemented method enables perception of multiple online personas in an instant messaging communications session by identifying at least two identities within a communications environment to whom messages may be directed, and by enabling a first persona of a user to be projected to a first of the identities while concurrently enabling a second persona of the same user to be projected to a second of the identities.04-12-2012
20110276899METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING MESSAGE INTERACTIONS IN A MULTI-TABS APPLICATION - A method is disclosed for performing message interactions in a multi-tab application program. The method includes creating one or more page windows corresponding to respective tabs in the multi-tab application program as one or more top-level windows and receiving an input message corresponding to a user operation with respect to a particular tab. The method also includes sending the input message to one of the page windows corresponding to the particular tab by a main frame window of the multi-tab application program in a non-blocking message sending mode, without sending any associated system message to the page windows. Further, the method includes continuing to handle messages for other page windows by the main frame window regardless whether the one of the page windows is hung.11-10-2011
20110276898Integrated Messaging Interface - Solutions for providing an integrated, interactive graphical messaging interface, e.g., through a user supersystem as a communications hub. For example, interactions with the messaging interface may provide access to many different types of messaging functionality and multiple communications channels. Some solutions may intuitively list all the different types of messaging communications in a single integrated listing format with intuitive interaction design.11-10-2011
20110276897STREAMLINED COLLABORATION ON DOCUMENT - Collaborating on documents by e-mail may be streamlined into a unified process. In one example, a user creates a document in an online document service, and sends the document to collaborators by mailing a link to the document. The document may have permissions set so that the creator of the document, and any user on the e-mail distribution list, can read and edit the document. When a user receives the e-mail, that user may open and edit the document. Upon closing the editing application, the user may be presented with an appropriate interface to create a reply e-mail.11-10-2011
20110320960FLEXIBLE AUTOMATIC REPLY FEATURES FOR TEXT MESSAGING - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing automatic reply features that send a personalized reply message to a sender of a text message. In one embodiment, a system includes a network interface that receives information on a text message sent to a recipient that has activated an automatic reply feature. The system further includes a control system that processes the text message information to identify a sender of the text message, selects a reply message predefined by the recipient based on the sender of the text message, and sends the selected reply message to the sender of the text message through the network interface.12-29-2011
20110320959SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL TIME INSPECTION INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPORTING - A method and system for delivery and display of a completed inspection report to a recipient listed in a recipient list, the recipient associated with a recipient address, the recipient list associated with a respective inspection template, the respective one inspection template selectable from a plurality of inspection templates accessible at the computing device. The method comprises invoking, for display at a user interface display screen of the computing device, a current inspection template, the current inspection template including a plurality of data fields reflecting a current status of an inspection job; populating at least one data field of the plurality of data fields of the current inspection template to create a completed inspection report; encapsulating the completed inspection report into a message, the message configured according to a pre-specified message communication format; and dispatching the message to the at least one recipient address of the recipient list.12-29-2011
20120331398MECHANISM FOR INDICATING UNREAD EMAILS IN A CONTAINER - 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.12-27-2012
20120290944Visual communications tool - A visual communications (VC) tool creating visual arrangements and presenting the visual arrangements to others for feedback and comment in an efficient and secure manner. An author uses the VC tool to generate a folio, storyboard, or presentation, and publishes the generated arrangement to desired recipients. The published arrangement is uploaded to a server once, and a recipient equipped with a copy of the VC tool downloads the arrangement in response to a notification from the server. Thereafter, only changes to the visual arrangement are uploaded to the server and forwarded to the recipient. The recipient may transmit a comment on the visual arrangement back to the author's VC tool. The author's VC tool tracks and automatically correlates all received comments to their respective arrangements, allowing them to be concurrently displayed on a single screen.11-15-2012
20120290947METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO FILTER AND DISPLAY ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - Methods and systems to present a relatively small combinational set of user-selectable filter and display criteria, through a relatively small number of visually-intuitive controls of an electronic message (EM) graphical user interface (GUI), and to translate a combination of user-selected criteria to a more-complex set of configuration parameters. Methods and systems disclosed herein may be implemented to provide filter and/or display configurations on-par or greater than conventional EM clients, in quantity and/or complexity, with less user-effort, knowledge, and navigational skill.11-15-2012
20130014024INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - The information processing apparatus generates email information (or display contents) to be displayed on a display apparatus and outputs the generated email information to the display apparatus that is a 3D image display apparatus for displaying a 3D image observable by an observer on the basis of binocular parallax. The information processing apparatus updates the display contents to be displayed on the display apparatus in accordance with an operation input. The information processing apparatus outputs email information display (a first display state) or email information display (a second display state) from a display output block to the display apparatus. On the basis of an input operation, the information processing apparatus switches, through a switching block, a display state of the email information to be displayed on the display apparatus from the email information display (the first display state) to the email information display (the second display state).01-10-2013
20130014025INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information processing apparatus and method which allow a user to readily select, upon transmission of an electronic mail or upon uploading of image data, image data of a plurality of images to be attached to the electronic mail or image data to be transmitted. The user uses a cross key and a determination button of an inputting section of a camcorder: to operate an anchor on an image selection screen, to operate a page backward feeding button and to operate a page feeding button to select a thumbnail image displayed. In response to an operation by the user, the anchor is positioned on the side of the number of the thumbnail image designated by the user, and image data of the thumbnail image at which the anchor is positioned are selected.01-10-2013
20130019185Method, Devices and a System for CommunicationAANM Zhang; NingAACI BeijingAACO CNAAGP Zhang; Ning Beijing CN - The invention relates to methods, devices, services and systems for composing a message, where forming the message utilizes information of a planned encounter and related location information. The user may choose one or more people, and give encounter information for example by indicating the type of a location where the encounter is planned. The message is then composed at least partly automatically by using this information on people and the encounter, and a location may be chosen and a route to the location may be formed so that the encounter can be arranged. This information is inserted into the message being composed.01-17-2013
20110161832METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DATA ON A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and apparatus for a method for processing data on a computing device are provided. The computing device comprises a processing unit interconnected with a memory device and a display device. First message data is stored in the memory device. An indication that first flag data is to be stored in association with the first message data is received. The first flag data is stored in the memory device in association with the first message data. The first message is displayed in association with the first flag data at the display device in a message list view. Second message data is received and automatically associated with the first message data. In response to the automatic associating: the first flag data is removed from the display device; second flag data is stored in association with the second message data in the memory device and the second message data is displayed on the display device in association with the second flag data in the message list view, the second message data flagged on the display device rather than the first message data.06-30-2011
20130024782PROVIDING AUTO-SORTING OF COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS OR COMPONENTS BASED ON FREQUENCY OF COMMUNICATION AND/OR ACCESS IN A COLLABORATION SYSTEM USER INTERFACE - A system for auto-sorting of lists based on most frequent component access or partner collaboration. The elements in the lists may represent collaboration partners (e.g. instant messaging contacts), and/or collaboration components such as Web addresses, events, collaborative documents, activity objects, and/or desktop applications. The system monitors component accesses and/or partner collaborations over a configurable time period to determine the frequency of collaborations with specific collaboration partners, and/or the frequency of accesses to collaboration components. The disclosed system then determines a set of collaboration partners and/or components that are most frequently collaborated with and/or accessed, and moves the list elements representing those collaboration partners and/or components into a top-located sub-list within a list of elements representing a larger number of collaboration partners and/or components in a user interface provided to a local user.01-24-2013
20130024781Multi-Modal and Updating Interface for Messaging - An electronic device designed for electronic messaging is configured to provide multiple options for including content into an electrical communication. For example, the device can provide content including one or combinations of letters, numbers, audio, video, graphics such as pictures, icons, or emoticons. The user of such an electronic communication device can select certain input options on a user interface to select from among various types of content to include in an electronic communication. The content from which the user may choose can be updated and changed on a periodic basis through communication between the user's electronic communication device and a central computing device. The central computing device can be controlled by a manufacturer of the computing device, a communication service provider, the user, or other third party to periodically change the messaging content options for a user.01-24-2013
20130024780ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY APPLYING MESSAGE ACTIONS - An electronic device and method are provided for automatically identifying a message in a message thread to which a selected single-message action is to be applied, without requiring display of individual messages in a separate listing. Each single-message action is associated with one or more message attributes. When a single-message action is selected, a message in the thread having matching attributes is selected. While the selected message may be the most recent message in the thread having those attributes, but may not be the most recently received or most recently sent message in the thread.01-24-2013
20130174053Electronic System and Method For Creation and Management of Media Content - An electronic system (and corresponding method) for creating and managing media content involves at least one content management system (CMS) and a service. The CMS is configured to interact with at least one first-type user in order to create and manage media content for publication. The service is configured to interact with a plurality of second-type users in order to submit media content items that are associated with media content managed by the CMS and to store such media content items. Both the CMS and the service include corresponding interfaces that allow for exchange of electronic messages therebetween via network communications over the Internet, wherein the electronic messages conform to a predefined protocol.07-04-2013
20130174052MULTIPLE AVATAR PERSONALITIES - Perception of multiple online personas is enabled in an instant messaging communications session. At least two identities within a communications environment to whom messages may be directed are identified. A first persona of a user is enabled to be projected to a first of the identities while a second persona of the same user is enabled to be concurrently projected to a second of the identities. The first and second personas each include an avatar capable of being animated, and the first persona and the second persona differ.07-04-2013
20110246908INTERACTIVE AND SHARED VIEWING EXPERIENCE - A shared environment is provided for electronic media devices such as game consoles which have Internet connectivity for receiving streaming video content. The shared environment is a virtual world which includes the video content as well as avatars which represent a group of users who have agreed to watch the content together, and scene elements which provide a realistic and eye-catching appearance. The users can enter commands to cause their avatars to emote, such as by cheering. The users can also explore the shared environment from different camera angles. A voice and/or video chat channel can also be enabled to allow the users to speak to and see one another. The video content is synchronized among the electronic media devices of the users so that the users' interactions are more meaningful as they can react to the same portion of the video content in real time.10-06-2011
20130179800MOBILE TERMINAL AND MESSAGE-BASED CONVERSATION OPERATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and message-based conversation operation method for the same are provided. The message-based conversation operation method includes generating message groups by classifying one or more messages exchanged during a message-based conversation according to preset conditions, storing the generated message groups, and outputting display items corresponding to the stored message groups in a dialog window for the message-based conversation.07-11-2013
20130179801METHOD OF ASSOCIATING ATTRIBUTES AND SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS THEREOF - Is provided herein a method of automatically associating attributes with email attachments and graphically displaying the email with respective attachments in a generally rectilinear fashion and in graphical relationship. Emails and attachments are also separated, sorted and displayed in conjunction with other documents having at least one commonality.07-11-2013
20130145283Automated Patent Event Notification System - Systems, methods and computer program products for an automatic patent event notification are disclosed. In an aspect of the present invention, an automated patent event notification system enables an entity to select and to configure a class (or classes) of one or more patents (or one or more patent applications) and/or a family (or families) of one or more patents (or one or more patent applications) that are of interest to that the entity or that the entity is interested in monitoring. The system provides an event notification to the entity if a patent application of interest is published or a patent of interest is granted.06-06-2013
20120254772CONTACT 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.10-04-2012
20120254770MESSAGING INTERFACE - A message from a contact is received by a client and displayed in a message window for an amount of time. Additional messages from the same contact received are also displayed in the message window, and the size of the message window is adjusted to display additional messages with previous messages. After the amount of time expires, the message is removed from the message window and the size of the message window is adjusted again. To view the removed message, the user may select the message window, and the previously removed messages are displayed in a full message window.10-04-2012
20130097526ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REPLY MESSAGE COMPOSITION - An electronic device and method provide for composition of reply messages within a message listing display. A message listing screen including a message listing and input field is displayed, and while the screen is displayed, content is entered in the input field and a send command is detected. In response to the send command, the entered content is sent in a reply message in reply to a selected message in the message listing. The selected message for which the reply is intended may be identified after the send command is detected. The message listing screen can include a preview of the selected message. The message format for the content to be sent in reply may be selected to be different from the message format of the selected message.04-18-2013
20130104052INTERNET-PADS, TABLETS, OR E-BOOKS THAT SUPPORT VOICE ACTIVATED COMMANDS FOR MANAGING AND REPLYING TO E-MAILS - Internet-Pads with voice activated command functions for replying to e-mails are disclosed and enabled. The Internet-Pad may include a touch sensitive screen, a graphical user interface, an image editing application, an e-mail application, an Internet browsing application, and applications for playing audio/video content. An operating system of the Internet-Pad may provide an application programming interface (API) to support applications. Users may install additional applications supported by the API to expand the functionalities of the Internet-Pad. The Internet-Pad may further include a microphone for receiving voice commands, and a speaker for outputting sound. In one example, the Internet-Pad may reply to an e-mail by simply receiving a user's voice command or by simply receiving a user's selection of a reply icon over the touch sensitive screen. In another example, the user may issue voice commands for the Internet-Pad to stream, send, play, print, or display digital content at an output device.04-25-2013
20130104053TECHNIQUES TO SHARE MEDIA FILES THROUGH MESSAGING - Techniques to share media files through messaging are described. An apparatus may comprise a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory may store a message application that when executed by the processor is operative to communicate a message and a message attachment comprising a media file at different time intervals using different transports. The message may have a link comprising a reference to a discoverable storage location for the media file. Other embodiments are described and claimed.04-25-2013
20130125020EFFICIENT NAVIGATION OF HIERARCHICAL DATA DISPLAYED IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - Techniques are described for display and navigation of hierarchical messages, which displays include contextual data for the messages. Context information for a current message includes reply messages, parent messages, and metadata representations. Message representations are also associated with visual depth indicators that are independent of the text of the messages. Users may navigate displays of hierarchical message data using different navigational inputs. For example, more information may be requested for messages, without selecting a new message for viewing as a focal message, using swipes across portions of the display dedicated to displaying the messages. A limited number of messages for a requested list of messages is initially retrieved and displayed, and a mechanism for viewing more messages from the list is provided. Historical usage of the mechanism is recorded and the number of messages to be displayed for the list of messages is adjusted based on the historical usage data.05-16-2013
20130125022METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR SENDING, RECEIVING AND UPDATING INTERACTIVE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET - Method, device and system for receiving, sending and updating interactive information on the Internet are disclosed. A method includes: after detecting a predetermined type of a user's operation, a user device prompts the user to input a contact address of a recipient of the interactive information; the user device then sends, to the contact address of the recipient, electronic information including content of the interactive information and a URL address with a passcode of the recipient. Another method includes: a user device receives and displays electronic information sent to a contact address of a user, the electronic information includes content of the interactive information and a URL address with a passcode of the user; and after detecting a click on the URL address, the user device sends a response from the contact address of the user to a server, content of the response includes the passcode of the user.05-16-2013
20130125021TABLET ALL-IN-ONE APPLICATION - A method and apparatus for an all-in-one tablet application is described herein. In one embodiment, an application presents marketing data on a visual display of the computing system viewable to a user. The application retrieves stored information from a remote Customer Relationship Management (CRM) server for processing by the computing system. The application presents a visual representation on the visual display of the computing system to allow a user to update or edit CRM content. The application provides an email interface to allow the user to send an email to a customer visited by the user.05-16-2013
20110219316METHOD, SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGE - A method, a system, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium suitable for a terminal device to transmit a message through a mobile communication device are provided. In the present method, a message editing interface is displayed, and a message comprising at least one contact and message content, edited on the message editing interface by a user, is received. The edited message is then synchronized to the mobile communication device and the message is transmitted to each of the at least one contact in the message by the mobile communication device.09-08-2011
20110219315System And Method For Flexibly Taking Actions In Response To Detected Activities - A computer-implemented system and method for flexibly taking actions in response to detected activities is provided. A trigger in a computing environment is defined and includes at least one of specifying one or more documents, persons, key words, times, and projects associable with the activities of at least one user, and defining one or more actions associable with the activities of at least one such user. At least one of activities, events, and stimuli occurring within the computing environment is monitored in relation to the documents, persons, key words, times, and projects, and to the activities. Action is taken within the computing environment upon activation of the trigger by the at least one activity, event, and stimuli.09-08-2011
20100287482Method, system, and software for the production of electronic newsletters - An interactive online document construction system that enables a user to assemble email newsletters by selecting content from repositories of information and images.11-11-2010
20110239132SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WEBPAGE CREATION AND UPDATING - A method is closed for providing a private website for communications among a group of users. The method includes hosting a private website by one or more computer server, providing a user interface accessible to a first user who is the owner of the private website, allowing the first user to assign a second user the role of an author, allowing the first user to assign the third user the role of a reader, and prohibiting at least one person outside the group of users to view or post content at the private website.09-29-2011
20110258558AUDIT ACTION ANALYZER - Audit reporting applications provide audit users the ability to perform reviews of compliance procedures used throughout a business that require supervisors to take actions on the communication between personnel. The action analyzer tool compiles, filters, and sorts message and action information, allows more advance analytics about the information, and answers complex questions that are not easily available by looking at the raw message and action information. The action analyzer tool breaks down the actions taken in order to determine if the supervisors are trying to take credit for an action that they did not actually perform or otherwise violating the accepted procedures for proper supervision and compliance. The message and action information can be sorted into number of actions taken within a specific time frame, the number of actions performed after a specified date, and/or the number of actions taken without the message being reviewed, to name a few.10-20-2011
20100299614User Interface of a Mobile Device Having a Toolbar for Composing Rich Text Messages - A communication device for communicating electronic messages with a remote device is described. The device comprises a transmitter, a user interface, a processor, and a display. The transmitter sends an electronic message to the remote device, in which the electronic message comprises a message header indicating a recipient's address and a message body including textual content. The user interface generates input signals based on interaction with a user of the communication device. The processor creates the electronic message based on the input signals and provides the electronic message to the transmitter. The display provides an attribute selectable toolbar positioned between the message header and the message body. The attribute selectable toolbar provides a plurality of attributes that are capable of being applied to the textual content of the message body. For certain embodiments, an attribute indicator may be provided to represent all attributes selected by the user interface.11-25-2010
20100318924Method and System for Improved Electronic Task Flagging and Management - An improved method and system are provided for creating tasks and for inputting information associated with created tasks according to an electronic task management application or system. Electronic correspondence items may be flagged as tasks. Upon flagging an individual electronic correspondence item, a corresponding task is created for the flagged item, and the created task is then populated into and exposed by one or more applications used for displaying tasks such as a tasks application, calendar application, or electronic to-do list application. Properties such as task start dates and task categories may be applied to the created task, as desired.12-16-2010
20100318923MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MANAGING E-MAIL THEREOF - A method for controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes executing, via a controller on the mobile terminal, an e-mail function; displaying, via a display on the mobile terminal, a e-mail account list including at least first and second e-mail accounts, in which the first e-mail account uses a first e-mail service for processing e-mails and the second e-mail account uses a second e-mail service for processing e-mails that is different than the first e-mail account service; providing, via the controller, an e-mail service of the selected first e-mail account, when the first e-mail account on the e-mail account list is selected; receiving, via an input unit, an account changing request for changing from the first e-mail account to the second e-mail account while information within the first e-mail account is currently being displayed; changing, via the controller, from the first e-mail account to the second e-mail account according to the account changing request; and providing, via the controller, the second e-mail service for the second e-mail account.12-16-2010
20120284639SIMULTANEOUS EMAIL AND ATTACHMENT VIEWING - Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the simultaneous (e.g., side-by-side or via a “sliding” animation) displaying and viewing of email messages and any attachments to such email messages are disclosed. Such systems, methods and computer program products allow a user of a computing system to simultaneously view the textual portion of an email along with the contents of any attachments within one application, and without the need to switch between at least two software applications—the email reader application and the native (productivity) application used to create such attachment (e.g., a word processing software application, a spreadsheet application, a presentation application, a database application, a portable document format reader, a Web browser and/or the like).11-08-2012
20130159875GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE TO FACILITATE SELECTABLE PRESENTATION POINT OF MESSAGE LIST - Techniques for navigating to a point in a presented list displayed on a display. One representative technique includes sorting a message list presented on the display based on at least one sorting criterion designated via a graphical user interface. A graphical selector control having a plurality of graphically selectable access points is presented, based on the designated sorting criterion. When a graphically selectable access point is selected, the presentation of the message list on the display device is adjusted to a position corresponding to the graphically selected access point.06-20-2013
20130185650APPARATUS FOR MESSAGE TRIAGE - Incoming messages, like incoming wounded on the battlefield, can be initially sorted into groups e.g. a) those which can be or should be treated immediately, b) those which can be treated later, and c) those which should not be treated. Like in a triage unit on a battlefield, it is useful to reduce the amount of effort and increase the speed at which this sort takes place. The present invention allows the user's effort to sort to be reduced to a minimum, with a consequent increase in speed.07-18-2013
20130185649SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLENDED PRESENTATION OF LOCALLY AND REMOTELY STORED ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - An electronic messaging client caches copies of a subset of electronic messages available in a remote store in a local store of a user device. When the user device is in an online state, the client provides for the blended presentation of electronic messages such that a user can concurrently view information about the electronic messages that have been cached in the local store as well as information about electronic messages that are stored only in the remote store. The client also presents a blended state associated with a container of electronic messages to a user of a user device and enables a user to execute a search of cached electronic messages stored in a local store as well as of electronic messages stored in the remote store.07-18-2013
20110307804ELECTRONIC MESSAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention relate to the creation of electronic message handling rules and to the creation of groups of electronic message recipient addresses. An automatic creation of electronic message rules or filters is dynamically based upon routine user actions or inputs that can have purposes other than only for the creation of rules. According to an embodiment, upon the movement of an email from one directory to any one of a plurality of other directories, a user is provided with one or more options for creating rules that will automatically move other emails to that same directory if they meet the selected criteria. With respect to the creation of groups, embodiments include the creation of groups that can occur as an electronic message is being composed.12-15-2011
20110314391Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Dynamically Updating Transmission Characteristics in a Web Mail Reply - A method, system and graphical user interface for dynamically updating transmission characteristics in a web mail reply are described. In one embodiment of the invention, a graphical user interface includes a web mail reply form that includes: one or more address fields; an input area for inputting a reply message; and a plurality of response options selectable by a user. In response to selection of a response option by a user, one or more of the address fields in the reply form are changed while maintaining the reply message in the input area.12-22-2011
20110314390TECHNIQUES TO DYNAMICALLY MODIFY THEMES BASED ON MESSAGING - Techniques to dynamically modify themes based on messaging. An apparatus may comprise a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory may store a theme manager component and a user interface component. The theme manager component, when executed by the processor, may be operative to receive a message from a message author and select a theme based on message content of the message. The user interface component, when executed by the processor, may be operative to dynamically display a user interface view with the selected theme. In this manner, a theme associated with a user may be dynamically and automatically modified based on personalized information about a user. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-22-2011
20130191761METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING INSTANT MESSAGING (IM) MESSAGE - A method and an apparatus for displaying an Instant Messaging (IM) message are provided. The method includes, when the size of a picture to be processed is greater than the size of a container, setting the display size of the picture to be processed to be not greater than the size of the container; and drawing the picture to be processed according to the set display size. As such, a picture to be processed having the size greater than the container size can be adapted to the size of a container in IM software, and the IM software can directly display the entirety of the picture that is originally greater than the container size.07-25-2013
20130191760METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC SESSION PLACEHOLDER FOR MESSAGE COLLECTION USER INTERFACE - A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.07-25-2013
20130191759SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND MANAGING RECURRING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Described are systems and methods for detecting and processing recurring electronic communications. A graphical user interface (GUI) event is detected that includes a selection and a drag-and-drop of a first electronic communication object onto a second electronic communication object. A similarity is determined between the first and second electronic communication objects. At least one search criteria rule is automatically generated from the at least one similarity in response to detecting the GUI event.07-25-2013
20120290946MULTI-SCREEN EMAIL CLIENT - An email client having multiple screens that may be displayed in different corresponding ones of a plurality of different display portions of a handheld electronic device. The screens of the email client may be related by way of a dependency relationship and/or may provide for control between the various screens. In one embodiment, the email client includes a folder management screen, a message listing screen, a message detail screen, and an attachment screen. Additionally, the email client may be responsive to received gesture inputs to navigate with respect to the screens and/or perform actions with respect to one or more elements (e.g., messages) of the various screens.11-15-2012
20120011450METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AND SHARING AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL MEETING SPACE - Embodiments of the invention provide a computer-implemented methods and systems for interactive communication in a network. The method includes creating, by a first user of a first device, an electronic greeting card comprising at least one interactive object. The electronic greeting card provides a virtual meeting space for a plurality of users. Further, the method includes sending, by the first user, the electronic greeting card to one or more of the plurality of users. The one or more of the plurality of users modify the electronic greeting card. The method further includes sending, by the first user, the modified electronic greeting card to a receiver of the plurality of users. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, at a receiving device of the receiver, the modified electronic greeting card. The plurality of the first users and the receiver can interactively communicate through the virtual meeting space.01-12-2012
20120011449MESSAGING SYSTEM - A method for communication includes steps for (a) connecting to a network-connected server by a subscriber operating a computerized appliance, (b) accessing by the subscriber an interactive interface provided by software executing on the server, (c) selecting by the subscriber in the interactive interface provided by the server, a quick-response format, a recipient or a destination for a recipient, (d) entering by the subscriber a message body and triggering sending of the message, (e) transmitting by the sever the message to the recipient's computerized appliance, the message including interactive code that provides an interactive interface on a display of the recipient's computerized appliance of at least the message body and one or more quick-response interactive soft keys dictated by the format selected by the subscriber in preparing the message, such that the recipient may select one of the soft keys to send a response back to the subscriber.01-12-2012
20120011448Building Email conversations by applying an Atomicity Dissection Method to extract atomic elements embedded in Emails and showing the constructed conversation without loss of conveyed meaning while transmitting conversations in separated units - The Email Atomicity Dissection Method disclosed herein suggests an alternate and significantly more advanced view of a collection of Emails. Advancing the basic concept and usage of chronologically ordered emails, this method allows the emails in a multi-dimensional manner. There are two stages in applying this method of building conversations. The first is analyzing the existing emails to build a database of candidates for email conversations and recording the attributes of each email for future matching. The next stage is the ability to analyze incoming emails in real-time.01-12-2012
20120023415TOOLBAR DOCUMENT CONTENT SHARING - A system may provide a toolbar in a browser at a client, where the toolbar permits user selection from multiple different services for sharing document content. The system may receive a selection of a first one of the multiple different services from a user via the toolbar and may receive a selection of content of a first document browsed by the user. The system may post the selected content in a second document associated with the first one of the multiple different services.01-26-2012
20120030588PROVIDING SOCIAL LIKENESS WITHIN A MESSAGING CONTEXT - Embodiments are directed towards providing a likeness application that may be integrated into one or more different messaging applications to provide a user with an indication of how much the user may be liked by their messaging contacts. Such application is directed towards providing a level of fun to a first user through a dynamically calculated social networking indicator. In one embodiment, the first user may communicate with one or more other users over a network using the messaging application modified with the likeness application. The other users may also communicate with each other over the network using the modified messaging application. Then, at various times or conditions, the likeness application may display to the first user a relative percentage indicating how much the first user is being ‘liked’ by one or more other users.02-02-2012
20120060103SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SUPPORT REAL-TIME INTEGRATED MOBILE COMMUNICATION FOR SOCIAL APPLICATIONS - The invention provides for systems and methods for displaying integrated communication regions on a mobile device. The integrated communication regions can be persistent across screens within an application and across multiple applications. The persistent integrated communication regions can display announcements, messages, and broadcasts on a plurality of devices. The persistent nature of the communication regions can increase the impressions of the announcement, message, or broadcast.03-08-2012
20120060102SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BUYERS AND SELLERS - A visual communications (VC) tool enables visual communication over a data communications network. An email is sent to a recipient containing a link to a first visual arrangement generated by a sender. The first visual arrangement may include images of various products. The first visual arrangement is displayed via a web browser in a first display area of the VC tool in response to actuation of the link in the email message. The recipient then selects a first image in the first display area. The selection may include dragging and dropping the first image into a second display area of the VC tool. The selection triggers the generating of a second visual arrangement which includes a copy of the first image. The copy of the first image is displayed in a second display area concurrently with the display of the first image in the first display area.03-08-2012
20120066617SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLER PILOT DATA LINK COMMUNICATION (CPDLC) MESSAGE PROCESSING USING DYNAMIC ON-DEMAND SCREEN GENERATION FOR MESSAGE RESPONSE AND COMPOSITION - Systems and methods for CPDLC message processing using dynamic on-demand screen generation for message response and composition are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing received CPDLC messages comprises: receiving a CPDLC message having a plurality of message elements; extracting the plurality of message elements from the CPDLC message; generating a first display screen at a user display interface for a first extracted message element, wherein the first display screen includes a user response field corresponding to a message-type attribute associated with the first extracted message element; generating a second display screen at the user display interface for a second extracted message element, wherein the second display screen includes a user response field corresponding to a message-type attribute associated with the second extracted message element; composing a response CPDLC message from a first user responses received via the first and second display screens; and sending the response CPDLC message.03-15-2012
20120066616MESSAGE QUEUE MANAGEMENT - Various embodiments provide message queue management techniques designed to reduce the likelihood of multi-component applications becoming nonresponsive and enable recovery options for individual components if they do become nonresponsive. In at least some embodiments, a message queue manager detects when a component of an application interface becomes nonresponsive and detaches the component from a shared message queue. The shared message queue can continue to process messages for other responsive components while messaging for the nonresponsive component is managed via a separate queue. The message queue manager can also notify a user regarding the nonresponsive component and provide the user with options to facilitate recovery of the nonresponsive component. Further, in at least some embodiments, the message queue manager can monitor a detached component and reattach the detached component when it becomes responsive again.03-15-2012
20120066615GRAPHICALLY INDICATING RELEVANCY OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - Methods and systems for determining a relevancy of an electronic message, and for graphically indicating the relevancy to a user are disclosed. A method may include receiving an electronic message, such as an email, at an electronic messaging system. The method may also include determining a relevance level of the electronic message to a user based on one or both of a number of primary addressees and a number of secondary addressees identified in the electronic message. Further, the method may include displaying graphical indicia based on the relevance level.03-15-2012
20130205226Instant Messaging Activity Notification - User activity is communicated in a messaging system. Communication is performed by monitoring an input region displayed to a first user of the messaging system in a client executed at a user terminal of the first user; responsive to receiving a user activated input at the input region, analyzing the input and using the analysis to match the input to a type of user activity from a predetermined set of user activities; and transmitting a message comprising data representing the type of user activity from the user terminal of the first user to a user terminal of at least one other user of the messaging system over a communications network.08-08-2013
20130091439MESSAGING APPLICATION VIEWS - A communication device comprising a microprocessor readable computer readable medium is provided that includes microprocessor executable instructions to provide single- and multi-thread views of messages sent and received by a communication device.04-11-2013
20130091438USER DEFINABLE CO-USER LISTS WITH STATUS INDICATORS - Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking and displaying the logon status of selected co-users of an on-line or network system in real time to a tracking user in a unique graphical interface. The invention provides user definable on-line co-user lists, or “buddy lists,” which track specific co-users in real-time automatically. When a user logs on to a system, one or more of the user's buddy lists are presented to the buddy list system. The buddy list system attempts to match co-users currently logged into the system with the entries on the user's buddy list. Any matches are displayed to the user. As co-users logon and logoff, a user's buddy list is updated to reflect these changes. An indication can also be added to show that a co-user just logged on or just left the system.04-11-2013

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