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System and Apparatus of Changing Status on Instance Message by Incoming Caller Identification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000207366D
Publication Date: 2011-May-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a system and method to change the status message in a collaborative environment based on active phone conversations on a mobile device.

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System and Apparatus of Changing Status on Instance Message by Incoming Caller Identification

Handheld devices are continually increasing their wireless capabilities and becoming more lightweight, making it easy for the user to have them always nearby and accessible. This allows users to quickly step away from their primary workstation to take a phone call or rush to a meeting. The drawback to this is that if an individual answers an unscheduled call on their mobile device, they might leave other communications unfinished, such as other contacts hanging in email and instant messaging clients.

The invention disclosed here solves this problem by providing a status message coupled with ad hoc phone conversations.

Disclosed is a system and method to change the status message in a collaborative environment based on phone conversations.

Implementation in a preferred embodiment:
1. User wishes to utilize the proposed invention
2. They optionally initialize its setup
A. On the collaborative tool (e.g., through the IM client)
B. Through the pervasive devices (e.g., on the mobile phone or landline)
3. A phone call is either initialized or received
4. The system recognizes the user is on the phone
5. The system updates the associated collaborative tools, possibly including:
A. Instant messaging
B. Email
C. Social networking
6. A status message is changed
A. User is set to "Away" or "In a Meeting"
B. The status message can optionally provide additional information
i. Show that the user...