Patents

[P] “System and Method for Addressing Messages” (with P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, B.J. Kerr, and S. Kellerman). Patent 8,938,506 (January 20, 2015). [PDF]
[O] “Computer Method and Apparatus for Persisting Pieces of a Virtual World Group Conversation” (with L. Cheng and J.F. Patterson). Patent 8,612,868 (December 17, 2013). [PDF]
[N] “Method, System, and Computer Program Product for Threading Documents Using Body Text Analysis.” Patent 8,396,897 (March 12, 2013). [PDF]
[M] “Contextual Camera Method and Apparatus for Virtual Environments” (with L. Cheng and J.F. Patterson). Patent 8,294,732 (October 23, 2012). [PDF]
[L] “Computer System and Method of Using Presence Visualizations of Avatars as Persistable Virtual Contact Objects” (with L. Cheng, J.F. Patterson, M. Ikura, and P.B. Le). Patent 8,117,551 (February 14, 2012). [PDF]
[K] “Method and Apparatus for Summarization of Threads in Electronic Mail” (with C. Schmandt, P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, D.S. Lam, and M.K. Stern). Patent 7,849,147 (December 7, 2010). [PDF]
[J] “Method for Deleting Related Messages” (with P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, and B.J. Kerr). Patent 7,818,680 (October 19, 2010). [PDF]
[I] “Method, System and Program Product for Retrofitting Collaborative Components into Existing Software Applications” (with S.I. Ross, J.F. Patterson, L. Cheng, and S. Hupfer). Patent 7,484,202 (January 27, 2009). [PDF]
[H] “System and Method for Searching and Retrieving Related Messages” (with P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, and B.J. Kerr). Patent 7,412,437 (August 12, 2008). [PDF]
[G] “System and Method for Replying to Related Messages” (with P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, and B.J. Kerr). Patent 7,409,641 (August 5, 2008), continuation issued as 7,657,839 (February 2, 2010). [PDF]
[F] “Automatic Recognition and Flagging of Anomalous Items within Sets of Automatically Classified Items” (with P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, and S. Kellerman). Patent 7,406,455 (July 29, 2008). [PDF]
[E] “Method and Apparatus for Summarization of Threads in Electronic Mail” (with C. Schmandt, P.B. Moody, D.M. Gruen, D.S. Lam, and M.K. Stern). Patent 7,392,280 (June 24, 2008). [PDF]
[D] “Calendar Bar Interface for Electronic Mail Interaction” (with P.B. Moody, J.F. Patterson, D.M. Gruen, S. Kellerman, and B.J. Kerr). Patent 7,363,590 (April 22, 2008). [PDF]
[C] “Method and Apparatus for Electronic Mail Interaction with Grouped Message Types” (with P.B. Moody, J.F. Patterson, D.M. Gruen, S. Kellerman, and B.J. Kerr). Patent 7,359,936 (April 15, 2008). [PDF]
[B] “Method and Apparatus for Data Visualization” (with J.F. Patterson and A. Wijeyekoon). Patent 6,529,900 (March 4, 2003). [PDF]
[A] “System and Method for Recording and Playing Back and Searching Multimedia” (with G. Cruz, J. Rosenberg, and L.S. Smoot). Patent 5,613,032 (March 18, 1997). [PDF]
6 patents pending.