Patent Number: 7,356,332

Title: Mobile information system for presenting information to mobile devices

Abstract: Mobile communications devices display contextually relevant information based on the presence, status, and identification of a user. Lens templates control how the information is displayed and can be customized and designed for specific usage profiles. The lenses that are used can be updated at any time to accommodate changes in a user's presence. The granularity of the lenses and corresponding information can also vary to accommodate different needs and preferences. Lenses can also be specialized for different events or venues. The lenses allow a user to access contextually relevant information from a mobile communications device having limited display and/or browse capabilities without requiring a user to navigate through undesired information, wasting valuable resources in the process.

Inventors: Pell; Mike (Woodinville, WA), Friedman; Charles L. (Bellevue, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04Q 7/22 (20060101); H04Q 7/38 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00