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System and Method for Scheduling, Querying, and Searching Resources on a Mobile Device     

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131822D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Abstract

When scheduling or booking meetings on a mobile device, there currently is no interface or underlying mechanism to be able to serach for, query the status of, or book resources for meetings. Examples of resources include physical items such as conference phones, projectors, and the meeting rooms themselves.

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MOBILE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

System and Method for Scheduling, Querying, and Searching Resources on a

Mobile

Device     

Disclosed Anonymously

When scheduling or booking meetings on a mobile device, there currently is no interface or underlying mechanism to be able to serach for, query the status of, or book resources for meetings.  Examples of resources include physical items such as conference phones, projectors, and the meeting rooms themselves.

This proposed solution will allow the user to find, query and book resources for a meeting using a mobile device.

Just as today mobile users can invite users by adding them from their address book or perform an address lookup to obtain the email address, this solution will allow users to find resources similar to the way we find people.

This will require the following:

 

  • A server-side database of available resources organized in such a way that each resource has a unique identifier, name, description, classification (category) and a timetable for when they are scheduled/available.

 

  • This server-side database would need to be connected to a mobile mail server (or a server that supports sending/receiving mobile mail). Customers could leverage their existing database (if one existed) and allow some API for the mail server to be plugged in to get this information from the database.

 

  • A protocol to submit queries for finding resources based on their ID, name description, or classification (category), along with the times the resour...