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Method for facilitating collaborative development efforts between widely dispersed users

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A method permitting collaboration between a plurality of users of incompatible hardware and/or operating system, includes steps for selectively generating predetermined objects, text objects, active hyperlink objects, active track objects, and freehand drawing objects, which are displayable at user-selected locations on the White Board screen of one of the users, transmitting all generated ones of the predetermined, the active hyperlink, the text, the active track, and the freehand drawing objects for selective distributions to each of the other users, accumulating the predetermined, the active hyperlink, the text, the active track, and the freehand drawing objects, and filtering the predetermined, the active hyperlink, the text, the active track, and the freehand drawing objects to thereby permit selective transmission of the predetermined, the active hyperlink, the text, the active track, and the freehand drawing objects to respective ones the other users.

Inventors: 
Simonoff, Adam J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
IT and Software
FIle Date: 
1999-04-23
Grant Date: 
2006-04-04
Grant time: 
2,538 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
46
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
4
Assignee: 
US NAVY