06912564 is referenced by 223 patents and cites 53 patents.

Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.

Title
System for instant messaging the sender and recipients of an e-mail message
Application Number
9/848232
Publication Number
6912564 (B1)
Application Date
May 4, 2001
Publication Date
June 28, 2005
Inventor
Peter Weck
Menlo Park
CA, US
Alisa Clemmons
Oakland
CA, US
Larry L Lu
Great Falls
VA, US
Barry Appelman
McLean
VA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
America Online
VA, US
IPC
H04M 007/00
H04L 029/06
G06F 017/30
G06F 017/30
G06F 013/00
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