Humana has filed a patent for a document synchronization system that works with word processing applications, operating systems, and web-based systems. The system monitors and registers operations performed on a document, provides users with information on the operations and document status, and offers options to manage the document in case of synchronization issues. The patent also includes a method for monitoring and recording synchronization calls and saves, controlling a notification device to display document status, and enabling document control actions when a certain number of failed synchronization calls and saves occur. GlobalData’s report on Humana gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Document synchronization system for monitoring and managing document status

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Humana Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230289365A1) describes a document synchronization method for a document processing system. The method involves monitoring document synchronization calls and saves to a central document storage and management system. A record of these calls and saves is maintained, including outcome data for each synchronization action. A notification device is controlled to display the status of a document based on the outcome data. Additionally, document control actions are enabled when a threshold number of failed synchronization calls and saves is exceeded.

The method also includes making operation calls in coordination with document operations in the document processing system. These operation calls are RESTful calls, which are a type of web service call commonly used in modern software systems. Monitoring is not limited to the document processing system alone, but also includes operations at the central storage and management system.

The record of synchronization calls and saves includes all document operations, including successful and failed synchronization calls, as well as successful and failed document saves. This comprehensive record allows for a detailed analysis of document synchronization activities.

Controlling the notification device involves presenting visual notifications in a graphical user interface. The notification device includes different types of notifications, such as fail notifications, warning notifications, and pass notifications. These notifications provide users with real-time information about the status of their documents.

Document control actions that can be enabled include document save actions. These save actions can include a local save action with a conflict date and a local save action with a user-selected document name. This flexibility allows users to choose the appropriate save action based on their specific needs.

The patent also describes a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium that stores a computer software instruction. When executed, this instruction causes a document processing system to perform the document synchronization method described above.

Furthermore, the patent includes a computing system for synchronization. This system includes an interface with a central document synchronization system, a document interface to receive data about document operations, a user interface with a notification device, a monitor to document synchronization activities, and a synchronization manager to operate the notification device based on the document status data.

Overall, this patent presents a comprehensive and flexible document synchronization method that allows for efficient management of document synchronization calls and saves, providing users with real-time notifications and enabling appropriate document control actions.

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