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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VENTYX SOFTWARE SRLST MICHAEL6

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lo, Edward Burnaby, CA 2 25
Wu, Fred Coquitlam, CA 3 38

Cited Art Landscape

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MEDIATEK INC. (1)
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Kronos Technology Systems Limited Partnership (1)
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UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
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STATE OF OREGON (1)
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BLUE PUMPIN SOFTWARE (1)
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IMPROMED, LLC (1)
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TRIMBLE MRM LTD. (1)
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CALLNETICS CORPORATION (1)
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IMPRESSE CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 7,499,869 System and method for scheduling employee shifts 8 2006
* 2007/0179,830 System and method for scheduling employee shifts 17 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 2011/0015,963 Real-Time Enterprise Workforce Management 2 2009
9,077,770 Mobile web app infrastructure 0 2012
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
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MobiWork, LLC (3)
9,123,005 Method and system to define implement and enforce workflow of a mobile workforce 0 2012
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8,971,853 Method and system to record and visualize type, time and duration of moving and idle segments 0 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
* 7,987,471 Mobile device management proxy system 6 2007
* 2008/0183,800 Mobile device management proxy system 85 2007
 
KONE CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0112,943 LOCATION-BASED MOBILE WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 3 2009
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (2)
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SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. (4)
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RAYTHEON COMPANY (2)
* 8,200,751 System and method for maintaining stateful information 0 2009
* 2009/0292,760 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING STATEFUL INFORMATION 1 2009
 
SANDISK IL LTD. (11)
* 8,706,799 Method and apparatus to exchange information with a local storage device 0 2007
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8,849,856 Discardable files 0 2009
8,375,192 Discardable files 0 2009
8,205,060 Discardable files 3 2009
9,015,209 Download management of discardable files 3 2010
* 8,725,840 Autonomous local web-server updating 0 2010
8,549,229 Systems and methods for managing an upload of files in a shared cache storage system 0 2010
8,463,802 Card-based management of discardable files 1 2010
9,020,993 Download management of discardable files 0 2011
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