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1. EP2064857 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CONFERENCE INITIATION

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 07777043
Application Date 15.05.2007
Publication Number 2064857
Publication Date 03.06.2009
Publication Kind B1
IPC
H04L 29/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
08Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
H04L 29/06
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
CPC
H04L 12/1818
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
16Arrangements for providing special services to substations
18for broadcast or conference ; , e.g. multicast
1813for computer conferences, e.g. chat rooms
1818Conference organisation arrangements, e.g. handling schedules, setting up parameters needed by nodes to attend a conference, booking network resources, notifying involved parties
H04L 65/4038
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
65Network arrangements or protocols for real-time communications
40Services or applications
403Arrangements for multiparty communication, e.g. conference
4038with central floor control
H04L 51/04
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
51Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages
04Real-time or near real-time messaging, e.g. instant messaging [IM]
H04L 67/54
H04L 65/1094
H04L 65/1101
Applicants UNIFY INC
Inventors LEVY JACQUELINE
SHARLAND MICHAEL
MASKELL JAY
Designated States
Priority Data 11524593 21.09.2006 US
Title
(DE) VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR AUTOMATISCHEN KONFERENZEINLEITUNG
(EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CONFERENCE INITIATION
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ POUR L'INITIATION AUTOMATIQUE DE CONFÉRENCE
Abstract
(EN) In some embodiments, an automatic conference initiator system (700) may include one or more of the following features: (a) a memory (103) characterized by, (i) an automatic conference initiator program (800) that initiates a conference when conferees (702B-H) are determined available based upon presence information (704), and (b) a processor (550) coupled to the memory (103) that executes the automatic conference initiator program (800).
(FR) Selon l'invention, dans certains modes de réalisation, un système d'initiation automatique de conférence (700) peut comprendre un ou plusieurs des éléments suivants : (a) une mémoire (103) caractérisée par, (i) un programme d'initiation automatique de conférence (800) qui initie une conférence lorsque des participants (702B-H) sont déterminés comme étant disponibles en fonction d'informations de présence (704); et (b) un processeur (550) couplé à la mémoire (103) qui exécute le programme d'initiation automatique de conférence (800).