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Method and System for Creating Location Awareness in Scheduling Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202164D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for location based scheduling of events using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.

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Method and System for Creating Location Awareness in Scheduling Events

Disclosed is a method and system for location based scheduling of events using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. When the RFID tag comes within the reading range of an RFID station, a signal is transmitted by the RFID station. The transmitted signal is received by a mobile device having the RFID tag. The signal received at the mobile device may insert one or more of, but not limited to, a calendar entry, a task, and an alarm in the mobile device to alert the user of the mobile device to perform a certain action at some point in time in the future.

The figure illustrates the method and system disclosed herein for location based scheduling of events using RFID tags. As illustrated in the figure, the RFID station receives an RFID signal from a mobile device tagged with the RFID when the mobile device comes within the reading range of the RFID station. The RFID station reads the identifier corresponding to the mobile device from the RFID signal. Based on the identifier, the RFID station determines information about the user associated with the mobile device. The information may be displayed on a computer linked to the RFID station. Thereafter, a calendar entry may be generated which is sent to the mobile device by transmitting an RF signal to the mobile device. The calendar entry thus generated may be sent to the mobile device when the mobile device is not in the reading range of the RFID station. In this scenario, the user of the mobile device may opt to create a permanent pairing between the mobile device and the RFID station to receive the calendar entry.

For example, when a parent drops off child at a school, a RFID station at the school receives RFID signal from the RFID tag on the parent's mobile phone. The RFID station ide...