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Method and System for Enabling Searching of Friends/Neighbors Based On Location and Time Span

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249642D
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

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Jeff Okamoto: INVENTOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for assisting a user to perform location based searches for locating friends/neighbors. The method and system performs searches based on a location, distance, time span and additional information as specified. Thereafter, search results that overlap the specified time span and location are displayed.

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Method and System for Enabling Searching of Friends/Neighbors Based On Location and Time Span

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for assisting a user to perform location based searches for locating friends/neighbors.  The method and system performs searches based on a location, distance, time span and additional information as specified.  Thereafter, search results that overlap the specified time span and location are displayed.

Description

When people move away from a location they've lived at, they often lose track of neighbors.  Existing location-based searches do not support specific time spans, and name-based searches and also don’t support name changes or nicknames based searches.

Disclosed is a method and system for assisting a user to locate friends/neighbors based on one or more of address or location, distance, and date or date range.

The following figure illustrates various process steps for enabling locating based searching for friends/neighbors in accordance with the method and system disclosed herein.

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As illustrated, as a part of registration process, a new user provides relevant information such as name, contact information and additional information that the user wishes to make public, such as other names (married or maiden), nicknames or other identifying information.  Thereafter, for each address or location the user has resided at, a specific location and date range are specified.

Moving on, when a searching user wishes to locate a friend or a neighbor, the searching user specifies an address or location, distance, and d...