(54) SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING ON-CALL ACTIVITY
(75) Inventors: Debbie M. Y. Yau, Seattle, WA (US);
Felix Gti Andrew, Seattle, WA (US);
Susan Pappalardo, Kirkland, WA (US);
Joel P. Dehlin, Redmond, WA (US);
Andy Seres, Redmond, WA (US); Andy
Padawer, Sammamish, WA (US)
(73) Assignee: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 966 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/672,740
(22) Filed: Feb. 8, 2007
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2007/0127684 Al Jun. 7, 2007
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/147,273, filed on May 15, 2002, now Pat. No. 7,180,987.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 379/88.26; 379/215.01;
379/221.09; 455/422.1; 455/453; 455/560; 705/32; 709/204; 709/217; 718/104
(58) Field of Classification Search 379/88.01,
379/88.26, 215.01, 221.09; 455/3.04, 422.1, 455/453,560; 709/204,217; 705/32; 718/104 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
A first electronic device engages in a voice communication with another electronic device. The voice communication is associated with data stored by the first electronic device. In some instances, the data is generated the first electronic device or received by the first electronic device from the second electronic device in response to, or as a consequence of the voice of the voice communication. During the voice communication, or sometime after the voice communication is terminated, the first electronic device determines that the data is associated with the voice communication. The data is then made available to an application program, so that the data can be associated with other data. Thus, a human user of the first electronic device is relieved of identifying data within a context, and relieved of the task associating the data with other data.
20 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets