Patent Number: 6,167,379

Title: System for user to accept or decline updating a calendar remotely with a proposed schedule update that may have schedule confliction

Abstract: A method and apparatus for remotely updating a portable calendar includes a receiver for receiving a first wireless data transmission which includes a proposed scheduling update to the calendar. A memory provides storage for data comprising the calendar. A display which is responsive to the receiver displays a graphical representation of the calendar and the proposed scheduling update. A user interface, such as a set of keys of a keypad or an alternative input device, is configured to transmit control signals to a processor in response to manipulation of the interface by the user. The processor is connected to the memory to execute a calendar control program and is configured to effect a scheduling update in response to a control signal received from the user interface. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a transmitter for transmitting a second wireless data transmission in response to the proposed schedule update, the second transmission including either a scheduling update acceptance, a scheduling update rejection, or a rescheduling proposal.

Inventors: Dean; Matthew T. (Campbell, CA), King; Neal J. (Oakland, CA)

Assignee: Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G06F 017/60 (); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017