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Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft: Group notification system and method for implementing and indicating the proximity of individuals or groups to other individuals or groups. International Business Machines Corporation, Samuel A Kassatly, March 4, 2003: US06529136 (151 worldwide citation)

A group notification system and associated method that allow particular activities to be executed based on the group dynamics, such as the dynamics of organizing meetings. The system facilitates the availability of knowledge concerning the proximity and direction of movement of individuals, objects, ...


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Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft: System and method for implementing proximity or location driven activities. International Business Machines Corporation, Samuel A Kassatly, September 3, 2002: US06446004 (147 worldwide citation)

A system and associated method that allow particular requests to be executed at some point in the future without specifying the exact time or necessarily a precise location. The execution time of the request is linked to the arrival of a person or object at, or near a geographic destination location ...


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Daniel Alexander Ford, Tobin Jon Lehman, Qi Lu, Udi Manber, Ron Yair Pinter: Active calendar system. International Business Machines Corporation, Dan Hubert & Assoc, November 12, 2002: US06480830 (135 worldwide citation)

An “active” calendar automatically analyzes a user's calendar entries and sends machine-readable messages to destinations appropriate to content of the calendar entry. A group of event categories is established, each category specifying one class of anticipated calendar entry. An action rule da ...


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Stefan B Edlund, Daniel Alexander Ford, Joann Ruvolo: Electronic calendaring system that automatically predicts calendar entries based upon previous activities. International Business Machines Corporation, Randy W Lacasse, Alison Mortinger Esq, Lacasse & Associates, August 5, 2003: US06603489 (104 worldwide citation)

An electronic calendaring system that automatically predicts calendar entries based upon previous activities. The system presents a user with an intelligent sequence of forms which query the user about events such as hotels for travel, attendees for meeting, etc. The initial information contained wi ...


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Matthias Eichstaedt, Daniel Alexander Ford, Tobin Jon Lehman, Qi Lu, Shang Hua Teng: Collaborative team crawling:Large scale information gathering over the internet. International Business Machines Corporation, Khanh O Tran Esq, January 30, 2001: US06182085 (81 worldwide citation)

A distributed collection of web-crawlers to gather information over a large portion of the cyberspace. These crawlers share the overall crawling through a cyberspace partition scheme. They also collaborate with each other through load balancing to maximally utilize the computing resources of each of ...


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Joann Ruvolo, Stefan B Edlund, Daniel Alexander Ford: System and method for feeding e-mail with calendar data. International Business Machines Corporation, Randy W Lacasse, Alison D Mortinger Esq, Lacasse & Associates, August 5, 2003: US06604079 (53 worldwide citation)

Calendar entries provide for a wealth of information. For example, for a meeting, information such as the start date, subject, attendees, and location are provided. Yet, when writing a follow up e-mail, that's exactly the information a user has to copy/or cut and paste from the calendar entries ...


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Jussi Petri Myllymaki, Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft: Wireless communication system and method to provide geo-spatial related event data. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, Leonard T Guzman Esq, August 21, 2007: US07259694 (29 worldwide citation)

A system and method for communication of information that has particular significance to a specific location only to those individuals that are at or near that geo-spatial location. In particular, providing safety factor data and alerts is a preferred use of the invention. The invention allows infor ...


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Daniel Alexander Ford, Tobin Jon Lehman: Technique of dynamically adding functionality from a client to manipulated data at a server. International Business Machines Corporation, Merchant & Gould, October 5, 1999: US05963947 (26 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for dynamically adding functionality to a server. A first operator is received at the server from an attached client, wherein the first operator indicates that new functionality is to be added to the server. A first handler is located for the first ope ...


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Joann Ruvolo, Reiner Kraft, Stefan B Edlund, Michael Lawrence Emens, Daniel Alexander Ford: System and method for matching entities utilizing an electronic calendaring system. International Business Machines Corporation, Jacasse & Associates, Jaclyn A Schade, Leonard Guzman, December 20, 2005: US06978246 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for an integrated matching service and calendaring system. Calendar events are utilized as a bridge between an electronic calendaring system and a matching service. A calendar event represents an activity, e.g., job opening, tennis match, bicycle race, etc., the requir ...


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Daniel Alexander Ford, James Harvey Kaufman, Jussi Petri Myllymaki: System and method to anonymously test for proximity of mobile users without revealing individual phase space coordinates. International Business Machines Corporation, Randy W Lacasse, Ramraj Soundararajan, Lacasse & Associates, November 23, 2004: US06823190 (17 worldwide citation)

Described is a way for computing proximity (location-based proximity or preference-based proximity) between mobile wireless subscribers (who use different services) without either divulging their location/preference to the other (preservation of privacy). Privacy is kept by providing location/prefer ...