Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Automatic Calendar Update with User's Location Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111797D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Often times, people travel away from their normal work area to locations that are unfamiliar, e.g., city, area code, telephone number, building, etc. Often people feel lost without a convenient way to inform others/co-workers of their location. For example, a user travels to a location for the first time and does not know the exact location, but wants the calendar to reflect the location information in his/her calendar events.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 52% of the total text.

Automatic Calendar Update with User's Location Information

      Often times, people travel away from their normal work area to
locations that are unfamiliar, e.g., city, area code, telephone
number, building, etc.  Often people feel lost without a convenient
way to inform others/co-workers of their location.  For example, a
user travels to a location for the first time and does not know the
exact location, but wants the calendar to reflect the location
information in his/her calendar events.

      The mechanism described in this article provides a telephone
software control program that detects and registers information about
incoming calls, e.g., telephone number, city, etc., based on the
location of the phone, and update the callers' calendar with their
current location information.  A Voice Activated Response System
(VARS) allows Dual Tone Multiple Frequencies (DTMFs) to control
remote applications via a touch-tone telephone.  This mechanism
utilizes the combination of the location of a telephone and the
identity of the caller to update the calendar events.

      This includes a Controller that receives the DTMF when a caller
dials in.  Upon a caller placing a call on his/her computing system,
the Controller detects and parses the caller number/ID to determine
the originator of the call.  A Database Navigator accesses and
searches a "Telephone Directory" or a corporate-wide database for the
location information.  After the caller is authenticated by an
Authentication Service, i.e., the caller enters a userid and password
using...