Automated selection of appropriate information based on a computer user's context

  • US 9,906,474 B2
  • Filed: 09/15/2014
  • Issued: 02/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer-readable storage device having instructions recorded thereon for enabling a hand-held computing device to control whether message(s) are blocked, the instructions comprising:

  • first instructions for enabling the hand-held computing device to receive a message from a source that is external to the hand-held computing device;

    second instructions for enabling the hand-held computing device to select, based at least in part on a context of a user of the hand-held computing device, one or more filters to apply to the message, the selected one or more filters comprising a first filter when the context of the user indicates that the user is in a first state and a second filter when the context of the user indicates that the user is in a second state that is different from the first state, the first state being a sleeping state, and the first filter being configured to block messages having a priority that is less than a designated priority; and

    third instructions for enabling the hand-held computing device to use the one or more filters to control whether the message is blocked;

    wherein the computer-readable storage device is not a transmission signal.

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