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1. WO2007031708 - GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

Publication Number WO/2007/031708
Publication Date 22.03.2007
International Application No. PCT/GB2006/003276
International Filing Date 05.09.2006
IPC
G06F 3/14 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
14Digital output to display device
G06F 9/44 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
G06F 15/16 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
H04L 12/58 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
54Store-and-forward switching systems
58Message switching systems
H04L 12/18 2006.01
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
CPC
G06Q 10/10
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
10Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware
H04L 12/1822
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
1822Conducting the conference, e.g. admission, detection, selection or grouping of participants, correlating users to one or more conference sessions, prioritising transmission
H04L 12/189
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
189in combination with wireless systems
H04L 51/32
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
32Messaging within social networks
H04L 51/38
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
38in combination with wireless systems
H04L 67/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
02involving the use of web-based technology, e.g. hyper text transfer protocol [HTTP]
Applicants
  • VODAFONE GROUP PLC [GB]/[GB]
  • WOLAK, Stephen [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
  • THOMPSON, Peter [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • WOLAK, Stephen
  • THOMPSON, Peter
Agents
  • MATHISEN, MACARA & CO.
Priority Data
0518679.613.09.2005GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) GROUP COMMUNICATIONS
(FR) COMMUNICATIONS DE GROUPE
Abstract
(EN)
The communications system is disclosed that includes a plurality of devices associated in a group. A server (50) administers communications between members of the group. Preferably, member devices of the group are provided with a client application (52) for communicating with the server (50). In the embodiment the client application is installed on a mobile or cellular telecommunications device, such as a GPRS or 3G mobile handset. The client facilitates communications of the user of the handset with the server, and provides an interface between the underlying device functionality (such as a built-in camera, the device's file system etc.) to allow content to be easily accessed and shared amongst members of the group. Communications between the client application and the server may be performed by XML over HTTP using a GPRS or 3G bearer.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un système de communication qui comprend une pluralité de dispositifs associés dans un groupe. Un serveur (50) gère les communications entre les membres du groupe. De préférence, les dispositifs des membres du groupe sont fournis avec une application client (52), permettant la communication avec le serveur (50). Dans le mode de réalisation décrit, l'application client est installée sur un dispositif de télécommunication mobile ou cellulaire, tel qu'un GPRS ou combiné mobile 3G. L'application client facilite les communications de l'utilisateur du combiné avec le serveur et procure une interface entre la fonctionnalité sous-jacente du dispositif (comme une caméra intégrée, le système de fichiers du dispositif etc.), permettant ainsi d'accéder facilement au contenu et de le partager entre les membres du groupe. Les communications entre l'application client et le serveur peuvent être effectuées par XML via HTTP à l'aide d'un GPRS ou d'un porteur 3G.
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