Location dependent user matching system

  • US 6,618,593 B1
  • Filed: 09/08/2000
  • Issued: 09/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for matching users of mobile communications devices comprising:

  • a first mobile communications device for transmitting information defining a location of the first mobile communications device and a user receiving status;

    a second mobile communications device for transmitting information defining a location of the second mobile communications device and a user receiving status; and

    a central unit having a processor coupled to a memory, the central unit capable of communicating with the first mobile communications device over a first wireless communications link and with the second mobile communications device over a second wireless communications link, the memory storing a first user profile including information associated with a user of the first mobile communications device and a second user profile including information associated with a user of the second mobile communications device, wherein the central unit receives the user receiving statuses and the information defining the locations of the first and the second mobile communications devices and wherein the processor receives the first and the second user profiles to match information of the users and, if there is a match and depending upon the user receiving statuses, effects the transmission to the first mobile communications device of locating information for the second mobile communications device and effects the transmission to the second mobile communications device of locating information for the first mobile communications device, the locating information for each of the devices being based upon the information defining the locations of the first and the second mobile communications devices.

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