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Method and System for Automatically Suggesting Calendar Slots by Deciphering Email Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237368D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

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Gaurav Kamdar: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system for automatically suggesting calendar slots by deciphering email text is disclosed. The method and system displays a quick view of available slots in a calendar based on a date typed in the email text.

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Method and System for Automatically Suggesting Calendar Slots by Deciphering Email Text

Abstract

A method and system for automatically suggesting calendar slots by deciphering email text is disclosed.  The method and system displays a quick view of available slots in a calendar based on a date typed in the email text.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically suggesting calendar slots by deciphering email text.  A local calendar is displayed to a user whenever the user types any date in the email text.  The local calendar displays a miniature view of slots in a calendar when a date is typed in the email text in order to avoid overlapping of slots on that date.  The method and system avoids going back and forth from email text to calendar while typing a date in the email to check calendar status for the date.

The local calendar is displayed in a quick view that is a small display appearing on the side of the screen.  The quick view appears in such a way that it doesn’t block the email text.  Additionally, the quick view displays only the meeting slots that are confirmed.

In an exemplary scenario, a date “15 June” is typed in the email text.  In response to typing the date, the method and system invokes the calendar for 15 June in quick view to display available slots for that day.  The method and system automatically displays the available slots in the calendar of the current year if the user does not specify the year in the date typed in the email text.  For viewing the available slots of a different year, the user can type the year...