Technique for effective navigation based on user preferences

  • US 7,593,812 B2
  • Filed: 08/03/2007
  • Issued: 09/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for use in a navigation system which includes a display element, the method comprising:

  • storing records associated with different points of interest;

    receiving user preference data;

    suggesting a plurality of points of interest based on the user preference data;

    presenting, on the display element, the plurality of points of interest;

    allowing a user to select one of the plurality of points of interest;

    retrieving a record associated with a user selected point of interest, the record containing at least connection data; and

    allowing a user entry to cause a lookup of the connection data in the record to establish a communications connection with the selected point of interest using the connection data.

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