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System and Method to Keep the Timezone in Sync with the User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131201D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Travellers often have to change the timezone on their devices based on where they are going. This invention tries to make that process a little easier. When one creates an appointment in the calendar, a location for the meeting can be specified. When that appointment fires, the device would check the location string in the appointment. If the location is not within the current timezone, then it would change the device’s timezone to the appropriate one. When the appointment is finished, then the device can either: a) Change the timezone back to the original. b) Keep the timezone in the current setting until the next appointment takes place. This could either be an IT Policy or user setting. The device can determine the correct timezone by either checking a database on the device or by querying some server. If the location isn't recognized - supposing it is just a meeting room - then the system will just stay with the current timezone.

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UPDATING DEVICE TIMEZONE

System and Method to Keep the Timezone in Sync with the User

Disclosed Anonymously

Travellers often have to change the timezone on their devices based on where they are going. This invention tries to make that process a little easier.

When one creates an appointment in the calendar, a location for the meeting can be specified. When that appointment fires, the device would check the location string in the appointment. If the location is not within the current timezone, then it would change the device’s timezone to the appropriate one.

When the appointment is finished, then the device can either:

  a) Change the timezone back to the original.

  b) Keep the timezone in the current setting until the next appointment takes place.

This could either be an IT Policy or user setting. 

The device can determine the correct timezone by either checking a database on the device or by querying some server.

If the location isn't recognized - supposing it is just a meeting room - then the system will just stay with the current timezone.