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Location based profile\theme switching

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000167287D
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Benjamin Lo: INVENTOR

Abstract

Based on a device's\user's location determined by GPS or other location method(s), the device will display relative information about that location. There are predefined profiles\themes on the device that have the most common settings and can be modified by the user. Predefine profiles include Home (from user's home address), Work (from user's work address), Points of interests (stadiums, theme parks, coffee shop, car dealership, stores, etc., and Custom user defined locations. All profiles can be modified by the user. The user can manually change the profile and\or disable automatic switching. Profile\theme can also change based on time\date and\or appointments in calendar. Profile\theme settings include but not limited to color theme, background image, ringtone\vibrate and volume, automatic call forwarding, home screen items, open internet browser to a predefined URL (Enter a Starbucks launch internet browser with Starbucks website), run home automation scripts, traffic info, open specific program(s), etc.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case # 50X9362

Title:

Location based profile\theme switching 

Description of the Invention:

Based on a device's\user's location determined by GPS or other location method(s), the device will display relative information about that location. There are predefined profiles\themes on the device that have the most common settings and can be modified by the user. Predefine profiles include Home (from user's home address), Work (from user's work address), Points of interests (stadiums, theme parks, coffee shop, car dealership, stores, etc., and Custom user defined locations. All profiles can be modified by the user. The user can manually change the profile and\or disable automatic switching. Profile\theme can also change based on time\date and\or appointments in calendar. Profile\theme settings include but not limited to color theme, background image, ringtone\vibrate and volume, automatic call forwarding, home screen items, open internet browser to a predefined URL (Enter a Starbucks launch internet browser with Starbucks website), run home automation scripts, traffic info, open specific program(s), etc.

Inventor:

Benjamin Lo

Invention Disclosure:

Explain your invention and specifically identify the new and novel features.

The main purpose is to automatically switch the profile to display items\info about the current location or destination. For example when a user enters the work l...