(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
Newton et al.
(54) AGGREGATED ADDRESS BOOKS AND
METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER
PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MANAGING
(76) Inventors: Gregory Newton, Dunwoody, GA
(US); John Ruckart, Atlanta, GA (US)
MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A.
P.O. BOX 37428
RALEIGH, NC 27627 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/321,665
(22) Filed: Dec. 29, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/717,222, filed on Sep. 15, 2005.
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 707/10
Methods of managing data associated with an entity include providing an address book entry for the entity in an address book of a user. The address book entry has an associated name and includes a plurality of identifications associated with the entity. Data records associated with the entity are automatically obtained from a plurality of applications based on the plurality of identifications associated with the entity, including a communications service of the entity. The obtained data records and the address book entry are formatted to provide an address book record for the entity in the address book. The address book record includes contact information for the entity and includes an identification of communications between the user and the entity and/or common appointments of the user and the entity.