System and method for predicting availability

  • US 20060069686A1
  • Filed: 09/30/2004
  • Published: 03/30/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A telecommunications system, comprising:

  • a network;

    a plurality of client devices operably coupled to said network, said plurality of client devices adapted to select one or more of others of said plurality as contacts on a contact list;

    a presence server coupled to said network and adapted to monitor presence status of selected ones of said others, wherein said presence server maintains one or more records of past presence data for said selected ones;

    a calendar server adapted to maintain a calendar for selected ones of said plurality; and

    a scheduler adapted to receive said one or more records and said calendar and determine a likely presence status at a predetermined time.

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