System and method for providing a task reminder based on historical travel information

  • US 7,649,454 B2
  • Filed: 09/28/2006
  • Issued: 01/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for providing a task reminder, the apparatus comprising:

  • a monitoring module configured to monitor a location of a user via a mobile communication device associated with the user at predetermined time intervals for tracking historical travel information of the user;

    a data store for storing the historical travel information and for storing user specified task information that includes a task and a task location;

    a reminder module configured to calculate a novelty rating of a region that includes the task location and a current position of the user based on the user'"'"'s historical travel information, wherein the novelty rating is related to a historical presence of the user in the region; and

    a message module configured to generate a reminder of the task based on the novelty rating of the region and a distance between the task location and the current position of the user.

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