Supplying notifications related to supply and consumption of user context data

  • US 7,062,715 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2001
  • Issued: 06/13/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method in a portable computer for providing information about a context that is modeled with multiple context attributes, comprising:

  • receiving from a first client an indication of an interest in receiving notification when a specified event that is related to at least one of the context attributes occurs, the specified event based at least in part on values of one or more of the at least one context attributes;

    monitoring information related to the at least one context attributes for an indication of an occurrence of the specified event, the monitoring including obtaining multiple values for one of the at least one context attributes and mediating the obtained multiple values to determine a mediated value for that one context attribute; and

    when the monitoring detects an indication of the occurrence of the specified event based at least in part on the mediated value, notifying the first client of the occurrence.

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