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1. US20080084984 - Apparatus and method for automatic conference initiation

Office
United States of America
Application Number 11524593
Application Date 21.09.2006
Publication Number 20080084984
Publication Date 10.04.2008
Grant Number 7848265
Grant Date 07.12.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04L 12/16
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
16Arrangements for providing special services to substations
CPC
H04L 67/24
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
24Presence management
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 29/06027
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 H04L1/00 - H04L27/00
02Communication control
06characterised by a protocol
0602Protocols characterised by their application
06027Protocols for multimedia communication
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 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
Applicants Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc.
Inventors Levy Jacqueline
Sharland Michael
Maskell Jay
Title
(EN) Apparatus and method for automatic conference initiation
Abstract
(EN)

In some embodiments, an automatic conference initiator system may include one or more of the following features: (a) a memory having, (i) an automatic conference initiator program that initiates a conference when conferees are determined available based upon presence information, and (b) a processor coupled to the memory that executes the automatic conference initiator program.