US Patent No. 10,510,026

ELECTRONIC CALENDARING SYSTEM AND METHOD DETERMINING REDUNDANT MEETING INVITEES BASED ON A MEETING COMPOSITION SCORE


Patent No. 10,510,026
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Electronic Calendaring System And Method Determining Redundant Meeting Invitees Based On A Meeting Composition Score
Inventorship Dal Adamson, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Ron Ross, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Zachary Dean Holmquist, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Joe Reis, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Ken Myers, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Dylan Gregersen, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Assignee WeWork Companies Inc., New York, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,510,026

1. A computer-implemented method for determining redundancy in a meeting, the method comprising:exposing, at a first computing system having one or more processors, access via a computer network to a scheduling application program interface (API) for scheduling meetings;
receiving, at the first computing system via the computer network, a meeting request from a second computing system associated with a meeting organizer via the API, the meeting request being a request to schedule the meeting at a particular time and place;
scheduling the meeting based on the meeting request by at least storing a corresponding data entry in a meeting data store;
tracking attendance confirmation transmitted via the computer network from third computing systems associated with attendees of the meeting, the attendance confirmation including user IDs respectively associated with the attendees;
retrieving characteristics associated with the user IDs from a user data store;
determining, using the one or more processors, a meeting purpose;
based on the meeting purpose, retrieving from a rule data store a rule having one or more parameters for scoring meeting composition;
comparing, using the one or more processors, the characteristics associated with the user IDs using the one or more parameters of the rule, wherein one of the characteristics is a domain category, and wherein comparing the characteristics using the one or more parameters of the rule comprises determining whether a quantity of similar domain categories exceeds the one or more parameters;
generating, using the one or more processors, a meeting composition score based on the comparison;
identifying, using the one or more processors, redundant user IDs included in the meeting using the meeting composition score;
causing to be provided, in a graphical user interface of the second computing system, an indication of the identified redundant user IDs included in the meeting; and
causing to be provided, in graphical user interfaces of the third computing systems, an opt-out function to one or more users associated with the redundant user IDs.