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Method for Notifying User of Important Calendar Events upon Unsecuring System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111770D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is an automatic notification of all calendar events for the day, following the time a user unsecures a computer system.

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Method for Notifying User of Important Calendar Events upon Unsecuring
System

      Provided is an automatic notification of all calendar events
for the day, following the time a user unsecures a computer system.

      Often times a user has scheduled calendar events and does not
know about those events unless consulting the appropriate
application(s) where such information is maintained.  The user may
maintain calendar due dates and other information.  A method is
needed for notifying a user of important events at an opportune
moment in the user's day.

      Many users lock the computer when it is not in use or when the
user expects to be indisposed for an extended or unknown period of
time.  A user unlocks the system in order to use it.  It is an
opportune moment to notify a user of activities scheduled for the day
when the user successfully unlocks the system.

      Upon detection of a system unlock try, this implementation then
gathers all calendar data associated for the day, which has not
already been reported to the user that day, and reports the
information to the user.  Date/time data criteria causes valid
candidates in the search.  The user must acknowledge the delivery of
the information to the terminal before the system will be
successfully unlocked.  Applicable calendar events are determined by
containing a date and/or time which is equivalent to or later than
the current date and/or time, but on the same day.