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Calendar alarm with built-in action panel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000173697D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Aug-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Aug-21
Document File: 8 page(s) / 130K

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A known function of most Calendar utility is Calendar Alarm, that notifies the user to take action for an calendar event, e.g. attending an online meeting. In this disclosure, we provided a solution that add a built-in action panel in calendar alarm. An explicit action list has been provided in the associated calendar entry, and the built-in action panel will load the action list into the alarm. Then , the user could make the system ready to attend the meeting (or other event) with one click only before the event.

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Calendar alarm with built-in action panel

1. Background: What is the problem solved by your invention? Describe known solutions to this problem(if any). What are the drawbacks of such known solutions, or why is an additional solution required? Cite any relevant technical documents or references.

Calendar alarm is a known function which provide by most Calendar utility . The calendar would send the reminder or show a dialog before the event.

Calendar entryis the basic cell of a calendar system, the main part of an entry include the Date/Time, attendance , location, the content, etc. The content of a calendar entry

describe more detail of this entry, like proposal,

The current scene of calendar alarm and follow up :

-The user get the alarm of a calendar entry
-The user close the alarm or open the entry
-The user dial the number of the call following thedescription of the content -The user open the attachment file from the content
-The user open the browser and enter the web conference url
-The user open the browser and get the reference of the meeting
-The user open a utility to record the meeting

Following we listed the problems in current calendar system

1: When the user get the alarm , he has to prepare many things to make his environment ready by himself to attend the meeting (or other event). The alarm only tell the user what will happen.
2: There are many properties to describe the calendar entry; but there is no an explicit action list once the event entry take place.

Following we listed the alarm dialog in known Calendar software Fig. 1 alarm from IBM Lotus Notes



conference link, Call-in number, attachment,

agenda, etc.


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Fig. 2alarm from Google Calendar

Fig. 3 alarm from Microsoft Outlook


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2. Summary of Invention: Briefly describe the coreidea of your invention (saving the details for questions #3 below). Describe the advantage(s) of using your invention instead of the known solutionsdescribed above.

In this disclosure provides a solution that add a built-in action panel in calendar alarm. There will be an explicit action

list in the calendar entry, the built-in action pa...