Methods and Apparatus for Estimating Departure Time Based on Known Calendar Events

  • US 20110090078A1
  • Filed: 10/19/2009
  • Published: 04/21/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for generating at least one departure alert for at least one event, the method comprising:

  • obtaining scheduling data associated with a first event, wherein the first event scheduling data includes a first event time value and a first event location value;

    obtaining a device location value;

    obtaining a current time value;

    determining if the first event location value and the device location value differ by more than a event location threshold;

    upon a determination that the first event location value and the device location value differ by more than the event location threshold, estimating a first travel time value from the device location and the first event location;

    generating a departure time value by comparing the first event time value and the estimated first travel time value; and

    generating a departure alert by comparing the departure time value and the current time value.

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