US Patent No: 8,086,676

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Contact aggregator

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Abstract

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An integrated web-based communications service provides a content aggregator to simplify the task of managing personal, friends, family, and business contacts via a process of aggregation and consolidation into a central point. The content aggregator imports contacts from existing databases, harvests additional contact information, and maintain the contact information.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SMOOTH PRODUCTIONS INC.WILLIMINGTON, DE6

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bonev, Robert - 15 162
Palahnuk, Samuel Louis - 16 191

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (11)
7,441,194 Calendar-based user interface system 22 2002
2005/0005,249 Combined content selection and display user interface 84 2004
7,747,966 User interface for providing task management and calendar information 24 2004
2006/0195,472 Method and system for aggregating contact information from multiple contact sources 12 2005
2006/0195,474 Method and system for locating contact information collected from contact sources 20 2005
7,383,254 Method and system for identifying object information 11 2005
2007/0130,221 Secured and filtered personal information publishing 12 2005
2007/0136,430 Delivery confirmation for e-mail 11 2005
2008/0033,797 SEARCH QUERY MONETIZATION-BASED RANKING AND FILTERING 8 2006
2008/0115,088 Displaying overlaid calendars 9 2006
2008/0244,425 CALENDAR HORIZON VIEW 7 2007
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (5)
6,480,830 Active calendar system 83 1998
6,978,246 System and method for matching entities utilizing an electronic calendaring system 18 2000
2003/0177,190 Method and apparatus for interaction with electronic mail from multiple sources 41 2003
2009/0063,578 MANAGEMENT OF DATA NEEDED TO RESOLVE POINTER ERRORS IN HEIRARCHICAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1 2007
7,519,663 System for recalling declined meetings 9 2008
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (5)
6,590,568 Touch screen drag and drop input technique 102 2000
7,721,210 Electronic calendar system 7 2000
2002/0063,732 Electronic calendar system 23 2000
2002/0065,109 Wireless terminal device with user interaction system 36 2000
2002/0065,881 Wireless family bulletin board 27 2000
 
GOOGLE INC. (3)
2005/0192,978 Method, system and program for optimizing compression of a workload processed by a database management system 2004
2008/0162,260 NETWORK NODE AD TARGETING 59 2006
2009/0037,806 Cross-Domain Communication 15 2007
 
SMOOTH PRODUCTIONS INC. (3)
2009/0158,200 INTEGRATED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE AND SYSTEM WITH FOCUSING 15 2008
2009/0157,513 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVING ELECTRONIC CONTENT 14 2008
2009/0313,299 COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SYSTEM AND SERVICE PROVIDER 13 2009
 
YAHOO! INC. (3)
2008/0155,547 Transactional calendar 9 2006
2009/0094,093 SYSTEM FOR SELECTING ADVERTISEMENTS 8 2007
2009/0150,489 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONAL DELIVERY OF MESSAGES 8 2007
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (1)
2008/0059,297 Converged marketing architecture and related research and targeting methods utilizing such architectures 41 2006
 
ALDEN BYIRD INVESTMENTS, LLC (1)
2006/0229,941 Method and apparatus for soliciting and serving banner advertisements based on time-dependent and situational-dependent events 9 2006
 
ASURION, LLC (1)
2007/0250,645 MOBILE PHONE DATA BACKUP SYSTEM 15 2007
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
2007/0064,920 Systems, methods and computer program products for aggregating contact information 7 2005
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
2002/0120,498 Method and apparatus for providing targeted advertisements 27 2001
 
FAMILY FRIDGE, LLC, THE (1)
2005/0015,710 Family website system 12 2004
 
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO. (1)
2004/0073,615 Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for contstructing and maintaining a calendaring interface 52 2002
 
GOODCONTACTS.COM (1)
6,694,353 Method and system for automatically updating electronic mail address information within an electronic mail address database 87 2001
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
2003/0014,296 Community management/communication interface 11 2001
 
MEDIA IP HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
2006/0282,319 Method and system for substituting media content 54 2006
 
NEWSILIKE MEDIA GROUP, INC. (1)
2008/0052,162 Calendar-Based Advertising 16 2007
 
NOOLY TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (1)
2007/0162,328 Lbs nowcasting sensitive advertising and promotion system and method 37 2005
 
RED BRANCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2003/0023,463 Method and system for automatically planning, booking, and calendaring travel arrangements 41 2001
 
REDFIN CORPORATION (1)
2010/0198,684 INTERACTIVE MAP-BASED SEARCH AND ADVERTISING 9 2010
 
REDLANDS TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
2006/0048,059 System and method for dynamically generating, maintaining, and growing an online social network 140 2005
 
SAP AG (1)
2008/0133,677 Automatic propagation of user profile modifications 15 2006
 
SKADOOL, INC. (1)
2008/0141,145 Hierarchical Events 11 2007
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
2008/0244,666 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING INCENTIVES TO INCREASE ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS 9 2007
 
VMWARE, INC. (1)
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VRINGO, INC. (1)
2008/0010,297 WEB-BASED DIALING 6 2007
 
WONDERCOM GROUP, L.L.C. (1)
7,526,762 Network with mobile terminals as browsers having wireless access to the internet and method for using same 35 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
2008/0222,127 Systems and Methods for Management of Contact Information 39 2005
2008/0114,737 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING USERS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ELECTRONIC CONVERSATION 23 2007
2008/0235,078 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGET ADVERTISING 8 2008
2009/0152,349 FAMILY ORGANIZER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SYSTEM 28 2008
2009/0157,658 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVING ELECTRONIC CONTENT 9 2008
2009/0157,693 DYNAMIC SOCIAL NETWORK SYSTEM 29 2008
2009/0158,173 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC CALENDAR 18 2008
2009/0158,186 DRAG AND DROP GLADS 15 2008
2009/0216,569 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVING ELECTRONIC CONTENT 14 2008

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YAHOO! INC. (2)
8,661,002 Self populating address book 0 2010
8,620,935 Personalizing an online service based on data collected for a user of a computing device 0 2012
 
BCE INC. (1)
8,660,257 Method and system for configuring a contact database associated with a user 0 2009

Maintenance Fees

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3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Jun 27, 2015
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jun 27, 2019
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Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00