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Patent Application Titled "Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Sharing a File Presented during a Meeting" Published Online

June 19, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor Christiansen, Bernd Oliver (Santa Barbara, CA), filed on November 29, 2012, was made available online on June 5, 2014.

The assignee for this patent application is Citrix Systems, Inc.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Oftentimes, a speaker in a meeting presents one or more files (e.g., a slide show, a set of photographs, or a word processing document) during the meeting. In an in-person meeting, printouts of the file(s) may be provided to the attendees of the meeting. In an online meeting, the file(s) may be provided to an electronic messaging (e.g., email) address of the attendees, requiring the presenter to manually select and send the file(s) to all attendees. Furthermore, the attendees need to separately access their electronic messaging accounts and figure out that the file(s) that they received should be associated with the online meeting that they attended."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "In some aspects, a computer-implemented method for sharing a file presented during a meeting is provided. The method includes monitoring, during an online meeting, an operating system, a file system, a window manager or at least one application of a first client computing device of a presenter in the online meeting. The first client computing device of the presenter is engaged in screen sharing with a second client computing device of at least one other participant in the online meeting. The method includes determining, based on the monitoring, that one or more files accessible via the operating system are being presented in the online meeting. The method includes providing the one or more files to a set of users in response to determining that the one or more files are being presented in the online meeting.

"In some aspects, a non-transitory computer-readable medium for sharing a file presented during a meeting is provided. The computer-readable medium includes instructions. The instructions include code for monitoring, during an online meeting, an operating system a file system, a window manager or at least one application of a first client computing device of a presenter in the online meeting. The first client computing device of the presenter is engaged in screen sharing with a second client computing device of at least one other participant in the online meeting. The instructions include code for determining, based on the monitoring, that one or more files accessible via the operating system are being presented in the online meeting. The instructions include code for providing the one or more files to a set of users in response to determining that the one or more files are being presented in the online meeting.

"In some aspects, a system for sharing a file presented during a meeting is provided. The system includes one or more processors and a memory. The memory includes instructions. The instructions include code for monitoring, during an online meeting, an operating system a file system, a window manager or at least one application of a first client computing device of a presenter in the online meeting. The first client computing device of the presenter is engaged in screen sharing with a second client computing device of at least one other participant in the online meeting. The instructions include code for determining, based on the monitoring, that one or more files accessible via the operating system are being presented in the online meeting. The instructions include code for providing the one or more files to a set of users in response to determining that the one or more files are being presented in the online meeting.

"In some aspects, a computer-implemented method for storing a file presented during a meeting is provided. The method includes receiving one or more files including one or more display items for presentation during a meeting. The method includes receiving a communication stream for the meeting. The method includes associating at least one of the one or more display items in the one or more files with a part of the communication steam. The part of the communication stream is communicated during presentation of the at least one of the one or more display items. The method includes storing, in a memory, the one or more files in conjunction with the communication stream. The at least one of the one or more display items in the one or more files is stored in association with the part of the communication stream.

"In some aspects, a non-transitory computer-readable medium for storing a file presented during a meeting is provided. The computer-readable medium includes instructions. The instructions include code for receiving one or more files including one or more display items for presentation during a meeting. The instructions include code for receiving a communication stream for the meeting. The instructions include code for associating at least one of the one or more display items in the one or more files with a part of the communication steam. The part of the communication stream is communicated during presentation of the at least one of the one or more display items. The instructions include code for storing, in a memory, the one or more files in conjunction with the communication stream. The at least one of the one or more display items in the one or more files is stored in association with the part of the communication stream.

"In some aspects, a system for storing a file presented during a meeting is provided. The system includes one or more processors and a memory. The memory includes instructions. The instructions include code for receiving one or more files including one or more display items for presentation during a meeting. The instructions include code for receiving a communication stream for the meeting. The instructions include code for associating at least one of the one or more display items in the one or more files with a part of the communication steam. The part of the communication stream is communicated during presentation of the at least one of the one or more display items. The instructions include code for storing the one or more files in conjunction with the communication stream. The at least one of the one or more display items in the one or more files is stored in association with the part of the communication stream.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"The foregoing discussion will be understood more readily from the following detailed description of the invention, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

"FIG. 1 illustrates an exemplary system for storing a file presented during a meeting.

"FIG. 2 illustrates an exemplary data repository of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 3 illustrates an exemplary server of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 4 illustrates an exemplary process for sharing a file presented during an online meeting.

"FIG. 5 illustrates an exemplary process for storing a file presented during a meeting.

"FIG. 6 conceptually illustrates an exemplary electronic system with which some implementations of the subject technology are implemented."

For more information, see this patent application: Christiansen, Bernd Oliver. Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Sharing a File Presented during a Meeting. Filed November 29, 2012 and posted June 5, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=649&p=13&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140529.PD.&OS=PD/20140529&RS=PD/20140529

Keywords for this news article include: Citrix Systems Inc.

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