Patent Number: 6,298,374

Title: Communication management apparatus with user modifiable symbol movable among virtual spaces shared by user terminals to direct current user position in real world and recording medium used therefor

Abstract: A communication management apparatus and recording medium which manages positions in the real world in connection with virtual spaces in a virtual world that correspond to these positions; which makes, while maintaining a substitute join either of the virtual spaces of the virtual world, the substitute in the virtual world move to follow the physical movement of a communicating person who moved to another place; and which displays the destination of the substitute of the communicating person in the virtual world or the destination of the communicating person in the real world, whereby a communicating person who wishes to communicate with another person physically moved, is able to know the destination of the substitute which moved in the virtual world to follow the physical movement of the other person, or the physical movement destination of the other person and is also able to communicate with the other person through designating the substitute of the other person who physically moved as the partner for communication by using a communication terminal apparatus at the destination, by monitoring either with his own communication terminal apparatus joining conditions of substitutes in the virtual world or by monitoring a screen of the communication terminal apparatus of the other person after moving thereto.

Inventors: Sasaki; Kazuo (Kawasaki, JP), Obata; Akihiko (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: H04L 12/24 (20060101); H04L 29/06 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018