US Patent No: 6,101,480

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Electronic calendar with group scheduling and automated scheduling techniques for coordinating conflicting schedules

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A system for scheduling time intervals for a plurality of users on a network comprises a database system that stores a profile for each potential invitee of the system at one or more servers. The invitee profiles comprises user profiles wherein each user profile has information regarding available and unavailable times for that user. The system further comprises request generators located remotely from the servers and connected over a network that generate a request for allocation of a time interval for one or more of the plurality of invitees. A busy time determination device gathers the profiles for the one or more requested invitees that are available in the databases and determining whether those invitees are available during the time interval requested by the request generating means. If not all invitees are available, a best fit determining system determines a next best time interval.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY77509

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banks-Binici, John Westborough, MA 8 493
Conmy, Douglas Walter Nashua, NH 5 371

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