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Dynamic Time Zone Address Book Field

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111638D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is disclosed to dynamically display the current date and time for a person living in a different time zone.

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Dynamic Time Zone Address Book Field

      A technique is disclosed to dynamically display the current
date and time for a person living in a different time zone.

o   This information is provided in the user's entry in the Address
    Book or a directory.

o   A dynamic field will display, along with the other directory
    fields, the current time and date for the zone in which the
    person resides.

o   The time and date will continuously change to always show the
    exact time and date in the particular time zone.  In other words,
    users can see the seconds and minutes updating while the person
    entry window remains opened.

o   Time will be calculated by:

    -   Reading the current time on your own system.

    -   Reading the location of the Address Book entry.

    -   Referencing a table to calculate the date and time
        difference.