Scheduler of Mobile Device
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Disclosed is a procedure to warn users setting their mobile phones to a silent mode when that setting may prevent the receipt of scheduled notifications. Today, with the spread of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, and so on, the number of devices including scheduler functions have increased remarkably. Most of these devices can inform users of their scheduled events by making a sound or by vibrating. However, users are often asked to set their mobile devices to a silent mode to avoid bothering other people, and therefore, scheduled events may be missed because the device was in silent mode. This disclosure will allow users to remember their schedules more easily when activating the silent mode of their mobile devices. This invention is intended for mobile devices that include an output function, input function, timer function, and schedule function. When a user activates the silent mode of the mobile devices, the device controller makes a list of scheduled events within a fixed period of time, such as 12 hours from the current time, and shows the list to the user. As a result, Users can activate the silent mode without worrying about forgetting important scheduled events. The processes involved in this invention includes: 1) Detecting the silent mode Mobile devices detect the operation of activating the silent mode.