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Smart Digital Alarm Clock System with automatic change in alarm time based on alarm event's time changes.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245187D
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-18

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system or application to avoid unnecessary ringing of the alarm clock to wake up the person for the amount of time by which the event is delayed.

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Smart Digital Alarm Clock System with automatic change in alarm time based on alarm event's time changes.

Alarm clocks are used commonly to wake up the person from sleep so that he can get ready to work for which he is planning to attend in time. But when those events are delayed by certain amount of time then waking up early will affect the person's sleep. For those people suffering from insomnia or other stress diseases & to those people who are not used to wake up early in morning, this will be a big disadvantage for them. For most of the people, if sleep gets disturbed once, then they would not get sleep again for that whole night. Known solutions available in the market provide an option to set alarm time on alarm clock. Some of the applications provide an option to set a alarm/reminder on the event but do not provide a smart method of changing the alarm/reminder time if the alarm event's time changes.

Some of the existing problem scenarios are as follows:

Assume that a person has to wake up in the mid-night to watch a cricket match held in different geographical time zone. This person may be interested to watch after 40 overs of this cricket match or when his favorite batsman comes & bats. If he sets alarm clock time to wake up after 40 overs then his alarm will ring at the set alarm ringing time but if the cricket match is delayed due to rain then still his alarm clock will ring & will wake him up. Also, there is no existing solution to wake a person when his/her favorite batsman comes to bat.

Assume another scenario in which there are 4 friends (namely John, Peter, James, George) who are planning to meet on Saturday at 10 AM at some place. John is the lead & organizer for this event.

George works in night shift & his sleep hours is between 7 AM to 1 PM. So George will set his alarm clock on his mobile phone to wake him up at 9:30 AM so that he can join others.

If there is a delay of 1 hour in this plan due to an issue faced by Peter then in the existing solutions available, the lead person John will either make a phone call or will send a SMS to George to notify about the delay.

So for George who works in night shift, it would not be good if his sleep is disturbed to communicate this delay information by John or in case, if he wakes up at 9:30 AM unaware of the delay then also he will lose sleep.

Better option for him would be to wake up by a delay of 1 hour at 10:30 AM such that it matches the delay of 1 hour in meeting of friends. So, there are no existing solutions to address this issue.

Assume another scenario in which we have many software applications using which we can send & receive meeting invites & those meeting invites gets added to our calendar

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automatically.

Assume that for Person A (assuming that he works from Bangalore) there is a meeting invite at 6 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) in the morning sent from his Australian manager (say Person B) to discuss on project work. So to attend this mee...