07433920 is referenced by 136 patents and cites 16 patents.

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.

Title
Contact sidebar tile
Application Number
10/683800
Publication Number
7433920 (B2)
Application Date
October 10, 2003
Publication Date
October 7, 2008
Inventor
Christopher J Araman
Seattle
WA, US
Colin R Anthony
Kirkland
WA, US
Mark Schofield
Redmond
WA, US
Kevin M Otnes
Bothell
WA, US
Cornelius K Van Dok
Bellevue
WA, US
Peyman Oreizy
Kirkland
WA, US
Roman L Deeds
Olympia
WA, US
Ahsan S Kabir
Seattle
WA, US
Sean O Blagsvedt
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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