07831917 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 94 patents.

One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which a server computer sends to a plurality of client devices associated with computer users in an online discussion information corresponding to: a map, an icon for a meeting spot to be overlaid on the map, a plurality of icons representing at least some of the computer users in the online discussion, to be displayed at a same time as the map, and an icon to initiate online communications between a respective client device and a computer associated with the meeting spot. The server receives a request to initiate online communications between the computer associated with the meeting spot and at least one client device in the online discussion; and initiates online communications between the computer associated with the meeting spot and the at least one client device in the online discussion.

Title
Method, system, and graphical user interface for identifying and communicating with meeting spots
Application Number
11/323115
Publication Number
7831917 (B1)
Application Date
December 30, 2005
Publication Date
November 9, 2010
Inventor
Joseph F Karam
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
G06C 21/00
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/177
G06F 3/00
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