US 11,055,485 B2
Electronic document author identification
Bryon Lee Marks, Huxley, IA (US); Robert Matthew Crawford, Ames, IA (US); Levi Nichols, Ankeny, IA (US); Edward Cupps, Nevada, IA (US); and Hannah Deering, Ames, IA (US)
Assigned to WORKIVA INC., Ames, IA (US)
Filed by WORKIVA INC., Ames, IA (US)
Filed on Apr. 9, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/844,324.
Application 16/844,324 is a continuation of application No. 15/696,439, filed on Sep. 6, 2017, granted, now 10,664,654.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/393,791, filed on Sep. 13, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2020/0234004 A1, Jul. 23, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 40/197 (2020.01); G06F 40/131 (2020.01); G06F 40/166 (2020.01); G06F 40/177 (2020.01); G06F 16/93 (2019.01); G06F 16/955 (2019.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 40/197 (2020.01) [G06F 16/93 (2019.01); G06F 16/955 (2019.01); G06F 40/131 (2020.01); G06F 40/166 (2020.01); G06F 40/177 (2020.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method implemented on a client device, the method comprising:
receiving, at the client device and from a data server, first document content information that corresponds to a first plurality of document elements of an electronic document;
receiving, at the client device, first author identifiers that indicate most recent authors for the first plurality of document elements;
selecting, by the client device, visual identifiers for the first author identifiers based on a graphical user interface to be generated by the client device to represent the first plurality of document elements based on the first document content information, including assigning a color to an author identifier of the first author identifiers, the author identifier corresponding to a most recent author of a plurality of adjacent document elements of the first plurality of document elements; and
generating, by the client device, the graphical user interface with the visual identifiers to indicate which of the first author identifiers correspond to the first plurality of document elements represented by the graphical user interface, including
generating the graphical user interface with the visual identifiers at locations of the corresponding document elements of the first plurality of document elements within the graphical user interface as generated by the client device, including generating an overlay with a color assigned to the author identifier,
generating a document content region of the graphical user interface that corresponds to the plurality of adjacent document elements of the first plurality of document elements, and
displaying the graphical user interface that represents the first plurality of document elements, including displaying the overlay over the document content region in the assigned color.