Patent Number: 8,719,238

Title: Office-based notification messaging system

Abstract: Users of an office-based computer system are prompted to check in upon system login. An office notification message is created that includes a recipient group and an expiration. The notification message is sent only to checked-in members of the recipient group. After the notification message expires, it is deleted from the recipients' mailboxes. A reply message may be created by a notification message recipient and sent to the recipients of the original notification message. The reply message inherits the expiration of the original notification message and is deleted upon expiration.

Inventors: Horn; Monroe (Franklin, MA), Apperson; Rory A. (Danielson, CT), MacKenzie; Andrei S. (Quincy, MA)

Assignee: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018