Patents by Inventor Scott Kelso

Scott Kelso has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060075029
    Abstract: A system and method that limits the number of concurrent instant messaging sessions at a given time is provided. The system and method allows a user to configure the number of instant messaging sessions that are allowed at a given time. When a new request for an instant messaging session is received, a determination is made as to whether there are already the maximum number of allowed sessions. If the maximum number of sessions has been reached, the requestor receives a message indicating that the user is currently busy with other instant messaging sessions and inviting the requestor to join the queue. If the requestor joins the queue, then the requestor moves up in the queue when one of the user's instant messaging sessions terminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20060064646
    Abstract: A system and method that gathers activity level from users and provides a “busy gauge” to others that indicates the user's activity level. In one embodiment, the user's activity is computed automatically based upon the user's interaction with their computer system. In the automatic method, an input tracking routine records the user's input frequency, such as mouse clicks, voice inputs, keyboard inputs, and other inputs in order to determine the user's activity level. The recorded activity data is compared with activity level thresholds that can be either default thresholds or user-specified. The user can select to use a manual input level in which the user specifies the user's activity level despite the number of input actions received at the user's computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20060047748
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for disabling the capturing of chat session text. A chat session participant may store a profile for informing other chat session participants of preferences regarding the capture of chat session text. A chat session user may disable another user's ability to capture text. A chat session user may request that another user not capture text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20060020697
    Abstract: Real time quality of service (QoS) of a link between Internet chat users is gathered and displayed to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler, John Mese