08307029 is referenced by 37 patents and cites 393 patents.

The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with delivery conditions in which the occurrence of the delivery condition is determined by monitoring information received from a plurality of sources via multiple communication channels. The message delivery systems allow messages to be delivered to any “Who, What, When, Where” from any “Who, What, When, Where” upon the detection of an occurrence of one or more “Who, What, When, Where” delivery conditions. A message (which may be any data object including text-based messages, audio-based message such as voicemail or other audio such as music or video-based prerecorded messages) is delivered in accordance with delivery conditions based on any available data, including topical, spatial, temporal, and/or social data. Furthermore, because the systems coordinate delivery of messages via multiple communication channels and through multiple devices, the communication channel for delivery of a message may be dynamically determined based on the delivery conditions.

Title
System and method for conditional delivery of messages
Application Number
11/953494
Publication Number
8307029 (B2)
Application Date
December 10, 2007
Publication Date
November 6, 2012
Inventor
Robert Carter Trout
Burlingame
CA, US
Ronald Martinez
San Francisco
CA, US
Joseph James O Sullivan
Oakland
CA, US
Christopher William Higgins
Portland
OR, US
Marco Boerries
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Marc Eliot Davis
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Greenberg Traurig
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
H04W 4/00
H04W 24/00
H04B 1/06
G06F 15/16
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