Feb 16, 2017
U.S. Patent No. 6,611,822: System method and article of manufacture for creating collaborative application sharing.
- Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited
- Inventor(s): Brian R. Beams, Scott B. Harris
- Technology Category: Neurocognitive Training
- Issue Date: August 26, 2003
The ‘882 patent presents extremely broad claims over subject matter relating to online collaborative training, which includes applications directed towards cognitive training. The three independent claims essentially mirror each other but possess a large scope of protection. Almost any activity relating to online interactive collaboration, whether through a shared screen application or online video exchange, presents a reasonable chance of falling within the scope of the ‘882 patent claims. An extensive specification describes approaches for online interactive applications including simulation models that consider cognition testing and improvement. Reciting 19 claims in total, the expansive claim coverage and substantial specification (spanning 83 illustration sheets and 59 pages of written material) are among the factors making the ‘822 patent a key non-invasive neurotechnology patent.
A system is disclosed that provides a goal based learning system utilizing a rule based expert training system to provide a cognitive educational experience. The system provides the user with a simulated environment that presents a training opportunity to understand and solve optimally. The technique establishes a collaborative training session, including the steps of establishing a network connection between a plurality of users, selecting a mode for the network connection between the plurality of users, establishing a network connection mode between the plurality of users, and synchronizing the mode between the plurality of users. Modes of operation include application sharing, white boarding, media sharing, newsgroup information sharing, chatroom initiation and discussion group initiation.
Illustrative Claim 1. A method for establishing a collaborative training session, comprising the steps of:
- establishing a network connection between a plurality of users;
- selecting a mode for the network connection between the plurality of users;
- establishing the network connection mode between the plurality of users; and
- synchronizing the mode between the plurality of users.
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