Notification systems and methods enabling selection of arrival or departure times of tracked mobile things in relation to locations

CAFC
  • US 8,531,317 B2
  • Filed: 01/02/2013
  • Issued: 09/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for an automated notification system implemented by one or more computers, comprising:

  • engaging in a first communication session with a personal communications device (PCD) for scheduling an order relating to pickup or delivery of a good or service at a stop location;

    during the first communication session, providing a plurality of arrival or departure times for the pickup or delivery of the good or service at the stop location;

    during the first communication session, enabling selection of a time for pickup or delivery of the good or service at the stop location;

    enabling a mobile thing (MT) to arrive at or depart from the stop location at substantially the selected time;

    enabling initiation of a second communication session with the PCD; and

    during the second communication session, enabling a change to information associated with the order that was established during the first communication session.

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