(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0085029 Al
Ghani (43) Pub. Date: Jul. 4,2002
(54) COMPUTER BASED INTERACTIVE COLLABORATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
(76) Inventor: Jamal Ghani, Richmond, CA (US)
GREGORY SCOTT SMITH
P O BOX 2192
FREMONT, CA 94536
(21) Appl. No.: 09/944,784
(22) Filed: Aug. 30, 2001
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(63) Non-provisional ol provisional application No. 60/259,327, filed on Dec. 29, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.7 G09G 5/00
The present invention provides an electronic system for facilitating communication between a presenter and a plurality of participants over a communication network without downloading software to the presenter and participant computers. The system includes a presenter computer having a graphical user interface to control the display of a presentation, authorize participants to pose a question, and respond to the question; a plurality of participant computers each having a presenter graphical user interface for viewing the presentation, requesting permission to pose a question, and generating the question; and a system server configured for brokering communication between the presenter computer and the plurality of participant computers.