Location-triggered reminder for mobile user devices

  • US 6,177,905 B1
  • Filed: 12/08/1998
  • Issued: 01/23/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a mobile device for accompanying a user of the mobile device and including an information input facility and an information output facility;

    a position receiver for indicating a geographical location of the mobile device;

    a matcher cooperative with the information input facility and the receiver, responsive to information received from the user via the input facility specifying a geographical location and a geographical range around the geographical location in association with a name corresponding to the geographical location, and separately specifying the name in association with user information that the user wants to associate with the geographical location, for repeatedly determining whether a presently indicated said geographical location of the mobile device matches within a specified said geographical range a specified said geographic location that is associated with a specified said name that has specified said user information associated therewith; and

    a notifier cooperative with the matcher and the information output facility, responsive only to a determination of said match, for generating an alert for alerting the user and disclosing said specified user information to the user via the output facility.

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