US Patent No. 10,560,498


Patent No. 10,560,498
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Contextual Based Communication Method And User Interface
Inventorship Lee Douglas Shartzer, Valencia, CA (US)
Assignee InterDigital CE Patent Holdings, Paris (FR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,498

1. A method for determining where to send a message among a plurality of users related to an originating user, wherein the message is intended to be sent from the originating user to a first user of the plurality of users, the method comprising:determining a keyword used in the message;
determining whether the keyword is associated with a context, wherein the context defines a relationship among a plurality of keywords;
determining a first set of users of the plurality of users associated with the context, said first set of users including at least one second user different from the first user, and a second set of users of the plurality of users not associated with the context, wherein determining the first set of users includes accessing a database storing information in which different contexts are associated with each of the plurality of users;
displaying indications of the context of the message and of the first set of users as graphical elements on a user interface of the originating user, each user of the set of users being represented as a first graphical element associated with at least one second graphical element representing at least an interest of said user; and
transmitting the message to the first set of users including the at least one second user via a communication network, and prohibiting sending the message to the second set of users.