US Patent No: 7,155,519

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Systems and methods for enhancing connectivity between a mobile workforce and a remote scheduling application

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Systems and methods for enhancing connectivity are discussed. An illustrative aspect of the invention includes a method for enhancing connectivity. The method includes scheduling an order to be performed by a worker into a schedule, accessing the schedule by a mobile device via a server on the Internet, and substituting the schedule by a proxy to allow an application on the mobile device to interact with the proxy when the mobile device is temporarily disconnected from the schedule.

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VENTYX SOFTWARE SRLST MICHAEL6

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lo, Edward Burnaby, CA 3 13
Wu, Fred Coquitlam, CA 5 27

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