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Method for Personal Digital Assistance Calendar Export Nomenclature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111721D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Recent advancements in Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) allow for network data to be downloaded to these systems. For example, a user may download his/her calendar to a palm-top PC. Office users desire a mechanism by which they can specify calendar entries that should be downloaded to such personal stations. In addition, other network users desire methods by which they can look at another user's calendar and tell if the information is contained within the user's PDA. For example, Frank may have added a meeting notice to Joe's calendar, before Joe left for Botswana. Frank desires to know if Joe has exported the meeting notice entry to Joe's PDA. In addition, Frank desires a method by which specified entries would be downloaded had Joe requested a download of his calendar.

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Method for Personal Digital Assistance Calendar Export Nomenclature

      Recent advancements in Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) allow
for network data to be downloaded to these systems.  For example, a
user may download his/her calendar to a palm-top PC.  Office users
desire a mechanism by which they can specify calendar entries that
should be downloaded to such personal stations.  In addition, other
network users desire methods by which they can look at another user's
calendar and tell if the information is contained within the user's
PDA.  For example, Frank may have added a meeting notice to Joe's
calendar, before Joe left for Botswana.  Frank desires to know if Joe
has exported the meeting notice entry to Joe's PDA.  In addition,
Frank desires a method by which specified entries would be downloaded
had Joe requested a download of his calendar.

      This article describes a mechanism by which an originator can
specify particular calendar entries that should be downloaded upon a
recipient's request to download a calendar.  In addition, users can
view calendar entries to determine if the information has been
conveyed to a PDA.  The requestor can select a PDA-Download signature
which is sent along with the calendar entry, e.g., meeting notice.
Upon the recipient requesting a download the mechanism will
explicitly download, calendar entries with the specified
nomenclature.  Note that That the user can download any information
or override explicit reque...