WO2018220521A1 - Computer implemented method and system for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences - Google Patents

Computer implemented method and system for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences Download PDF

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WO2018220521A1
WO2018220521A1 PCT/IB2018/053797 IB2018053797W WO2018220521A1 WO 2018220521 A1 WO2018220521 A1 WO 2018220521A1 IB 2018053797 W IB2018053797 W IB 2018053797W WO 2018220521 A1 WO2018220521 A1 WO 2018220521A1
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Umashankar Aditya KOTTURU
Jagadish VISHWANATHAM
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Abstract

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a computer implemented method and system for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences. The method comprising: selecting a plurality of geo-locations by a user in a computing device, creating a plurality of geo-fences based on the selected plurality of geo-locations in the computing device, collating a plurality of user actions in the created plurality of geo-fences, notifying the collated plurality of user actions to the required computing device by a server. The method further, comprising a step of sending a plurality of communications to the computing device when the computing device reports that the computing device has entered or exited the geo-fences.

Description

"COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLATING AND NOTIFYING ACTIONS OF USERS BY CREATING GEO-FENCES"

TECHNICAL FIELD

[001] The present disclosure generally relates to the field of systems and methods for collating and notifying actions. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a system and method for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences.

BACKGROUND

[002] Many users would like to utilize the ease and speed of modern communication devices and techniques such as texting, and/or email capabilities of mobile smartphones and tablets. As conventional smartphone texting and emailing typically involves data being transferred through one or more unsecure servers in an un-encrypted form, conventional smartphone texting and emailing is not secured manner.

[003] Conventional users are using location determining systems for performing better communication operations with other users. The Location determining systems have been developed for determining and tracking the locations of the users of devices such as smart mobiles, including global positioning systems (GPS) as well as various triangulation systems that use cellular telephone signals, broadcast television signals, or the like. However, to date the uses of such systems have been limited. A need exists for improved systems for using location-based information for a variety of purposes.

[004] In the light of aforementioned discussion there exists a need for certain system with novel methodologies that would overcome or ameliorate the above mentioned disadvantages.

BRIEF SUMMARY

[005] The following presents a simplified summary of the disclosure in order to provide a basic understanding to the reader. This summary is not an extensive overview of the disclosure and it does not identify key/critical elements of the invention or delineate the scope of the invention. Its sole purpose is to present some concepts disclosed herein in a simplified form as a prelude to the more detailed description that is presented later.

[006] Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a computer implemented method and system for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences.

[007] In some more embodiments, the method includes a step of selecting a plurality of geo-locations by a user in a computing device.

[008] In some more embodiments, the method includes a step of creating a plurality of geo-fences based on the selected plurality of geo-locations in the computing device.

[009] In some more embodiments, the method includes a step of collating a plurality of user actions in the created geo-fences.

[0010] In some more embodiments, the method includes a step of notifying the collated plurality of user actions to the required computing device by a server.

[0011] In some more embodiments, the method further includes a step of sending a plurality of communications to the computing device when the computing device reports that the computing device has entered or exited the geo-fences.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0012] Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon reading the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments, in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference numerals have been used to designate like elements, and wherein:

[0013] FIG. 1 is a block diagram depicting an environment for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0014] FIG. 2 is a block diagram depicting actions collating and notifying system 102 disclosed in FI.G. 1, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0015] FIG. 3 is a block diagram depicting computing devices 104a- 104b disclosed in FIG. 1, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0016] FIG. 4 is a flow diagram, depicting a method for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0017] FIG. 5 is an example flow diagram, depicting a method for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0018] It is to be understood that the present disclosure is not limited in its application to the details of construction and the arrangement of components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The present disclosure is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced or of being carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology used herein is for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

[0019] The use of "including", "comprising" or "having" and variations thereof herein is meant to encompass the items listed thereafter and equivalents thereof as well as additional items. The terms "a" and "an" herein do not denote a limitation of quantity, but rather denote the presence of at least one of the referenced item. Further, the use of terms "first", "second", and "third", and the like, herein do not denote any order, quantity, or importance, but rather are used to distinguish one element from another.

[0020] Referring to FIG. 1 is a block diagram 100 depicting an environment for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. The environment 100 depicts a system for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences (herein after referred as actions collating and notifying system 102), a user computing device 104a, a client computing device 104b, and a network 106a-106b. The actions collating and notifying system 102 may be accessed as a mobile application, a web application or other software application known in the art of further implemented, without limiting the scope of the present disclosure. The actions collating and notifying system 102 may also be accessed as a server in the art of further implemented, without limiting the scope of the present disclosure. The users and clients may include patients, doctors, medical practitioners, friends, relatives, healthcare providers, service providers and the like without limiting the scope of the present disclosure. The locations include a hospital, a group of hospitals, blood banks, diagnostic centers, pharmacies, emergency service providing centers and the like without limiting the scope of the present disclosure.

[0021] The users may initially select the geo-locations by means of the actions collating and notifying system 102. The actions collating and notifying system 102 may create geo-fences based on the selected locations in the computing devices 104a-104b. The preferred locations may include, but not limited to, a user current location or a selected particular location and the like. User actions may be collated in the created geo-fences. The collated information may be sent to the required computing devices 104a- 104b through the actions collating and notifying system 102. The actions collating and notifying system 102 may notify the user actions to the required computing devices 104a-104b. The actions may include, but not limited to, creating appointments, watching videos, confirming presence for appointments, taking tests, suggestions, and the like. Communication may be sent to the computing devices 104a- 104b when the computing devices 104a- 104b report that the computing devices 104a- 104b has entered or exited the geo-fences in the actions collating and notifying system 102.

[0022] The term "computer" or "computing device 104a-104b" is used herein to refer to any device with processing capability such that it can execute instructions. Those skilled in the art will realize that such processing capabilities are incorporated into many different devices and therefore the terms computer and computing devices 104a- 104b each include mobile telephones (including smart phones), PCs, servers, tablet computers, personal digital assistants and many other devices. The computing devices 104a-104b may be a patient device, a doctor device, a care taker device, a service provider device and the like without limiting the scope of the present disclosure. The network 106a- 106b may include, but not limited to, an ethernet, a wireless local area network (WLAN), or a wide area network (WAN), a zigbee wireless network, a Bluetooth wireless network, a WIFI communication network e.g., the wireless high speed internet, or a combination of networks. [0023] Referring to FIG. 2 is a block diagram 200 depicting the architecture of an actions collating and notifying system 102 disclosed in FIG. 1, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. The actions collating and notifying system 102 may include, a location identifying logic 202, a geo-fence creating logic 204, an actions collating logic 206, an actions notifying logic 208 and communications prompting logic 210. The location identifying logic 202 may identify locations input given by the users in the actions collating and notifying system 102. The geo-locations may be selected by any user in the actions collating and notifying system 102.

[0024] The geo-fence creating logic 204 may create geo-fences based on the selected geo-locations. The actions collating logic 206 may be configured to collate the user actions in the created geo-fences. The actions notifying logic 208 may be configured to notify the collated user actions to the required computing devices 104a- 104b. The communications prompting logic 210 may be configured to prompt the communications to the computing devices 104a- 104b when the computing devices 104a- 104b report that the computing devices 104a- 104b has entered or exited the geo-fences in the actions collating and notifying system 102. In some examples, for example when the user is in an emergency situation, the user selects the required geo-location in the actions collating and notifying system 102. The actions collating and notifying system 102 is configured to create geo-fences based on the selected geo-location and notify the created geo-fences to the ambulance driver. When the ambulance driver gets into the geo-fence present actions to act upon (notify doctor). The ambulance driver then chooses the action.

[0025] Referring to FIG. 3 is a block diagram 300 depicting computing devices 104a- 104b disclosed in FI.G. 1, in an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. The computing devices 104a- 104b comprise one or more processors 302 which may be microprocessors, controllers or any other suitable type of processors for processing computer executable instructions to control the operation of the device. The actions collating and notifying system 102 comprising an operating system or any other suitable platform software may be provided at the computing devices 104a- 104b to enable the application software to be executed on the device. The computer executable instructions may be provided using any computer-readable media 304 that is accessible by the computing device 104a-104b. [0026] Computer-readable media 304 may include, for example, computer storage media such as memory and communications media. Computer storage media, such as memory, includes volatile and non-volatile, removable and non-removable media implemented in any method or technology for storage of information such as computer readable instructions, data structures, program modules or other data. Computer-readable media 304 includes, but is not limited to, RAM, ROM, EPROM, EEPROM, flash memory or other memory technology, CD-ROM, digital versatile disks (DVD) or other optical storage, magnetic cassettes, magnetic tape, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices, or any other non-transmission medium that can be used to store information for access by the computing devices 104a-104b. The Computer-readable media 304 further comprises the location identifying logic 202, the geo-fence creating logic 204, the actions collating logic 206, the actions notifying logic 208, and the communications prompting logic 210.

[0027] The computing devices 104a- 104b may comprise an input/output controller 306 arranged to output display information to a display device 308 which may be separate from or integral to the computing devices 104a- 104b. The display information may provide the geo-fences, actions of the users deforming in that environment, or for other display purposes. The input/output controller 306 is also arranged to receive and process input from one or more devices, such as a user input device (e.g. a mouse, keyboard, camera, microphone or other sensor). The computing device 104a-104b further comprises a communication interface 310 to establish communication with other devices through the network 106a- 106b.

[0028] Referring to FIG. 4 is a flow diagram 400, depicting a method for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, in an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. As an option, the method 400 may be carried out in the context of the details of FIG. 1, FIG. 2, and FIG. 3. However, the method 400 may also be carried out in any desired environment. Further, the aforementioned definitions may equally apply to the description below.

[0029] The method initiates at step 402, the user may select geo-locations in a user computing device. Geo-fences may be created based on the selected locations in the user computing device, at step 404. User actions may be collated in the created geo-fences, at step 406. The collated user actions may be sent to a client computing device through an actions collating and notifying system of the user computing device, at step 408. The actions collating and notifying system of the user may notify the user actions to the client computing device, at step 410. Sending communications to the computing devices when the computing devices report that the computing devices has entered or exited the geo-fences, at step 412.

[0030] Referring to FIG. 5 is an example flow diagram 500, depicting a method for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, in some embodiments. As an option, the method 500 may be carried out in the context of the details of FIG. 1 , FIG. 2, FIG. 3 and FIG. 4. However, the method 500 may also be carried out in any desired environment. Further, the aforementioned definitions may equally apply to the description below.

[0031] The method initiates at step 502, a patient may raise an emergency and choose required hospital. Transmit a geo-location of the emergency location to a server, at step 504. Here, the users may include, but not limited to, care taker centers, emergency vehicle drivers, and the like. The server may notify the emergency location and chosen hospital to the required users, at step 506. The required users may allow to create geo-fences for the patient location and the hospital location in a computing device, at step 508. The required users may prompt with actions once enters or leaves the created geo-fences, at step 510.

[0032] More illustrative information will now be set forth regarding various optional architectures and uses in which the foregoing method may or may not be implemented, as per the desires of the user. It should be strongly noted that the following information is set forth for illustrative purposes and should not be construed as limiting in any manner. Any of the following features may be optionally incorporated with or without the exclusion of other features described.

[0033] Although the present disclosure has been described in terms of certain preferred embodiments and illustrations thereof, other embodiments and modifications to preferred embodiments may be possible that are within the principles and spirit of the invention. The above descriptions and figures are therefore to be regarded as illustrative and not restrictive.

[0034] Thus the scope of the present disclosure is defined by the appended claims and includes both combinations and sub combinations of the various features described herein above as well as variations and modifications thereof, which would occur to persons skilled in the art upon reading the foregoing description.

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1. A computer implemented method for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, comprising: selecting a plurality of geo-locations by a user in a computing device, wherein creating a plurality of geo-fences based on the selected plurality of geo-locations in the computing device; collating a plurality of user actions in the created plurality of geo-fences, wherein notifying the collated plurality of user actions to the required computing device by a server; and sending a plurality of communications to the computing device when the computing device reports that the computing device has entered or exited the geo-fences.
2. The computer implemented method of claim 1, further comprising a step of sending the collated plurality of user actions to the server.
3. A system for collating and notifying actions of users by creating geo-fences, comprising: a computing device configured to perform a plurality of actions by an user, wherein the user allowed to select a plurality of geo-locations in the computing device; and an actions collating and notifying system configured to create a plurality of geo-fences based on the selected plurality of geo-locations, whereby the computing device receives a plurality of communications when the computing device reports that the computing device has entered or exited the plurality of geo-fences and the actions collating and notifying system configured to collate the plurality of actions and notify to the required computing device.
4. The system of claim 3, wherein the computing device configured to store the plurality of actions.
5. The system of claim 3, wherein the actions collating and notifying system further comprises a location identifying logic configured to identify the plurality of geo-locations selected by the user.
6. The computer implemented method of claim 3, wherein the plurality of communications are in at least one of: emails, short message services, multimedia messaging services, push notifications and social networking system messages.
7. The system of claim 3, wherein the actions collating and notifying system further comprises a geo-fence creating logic configured to create a plurality of geo-fences based on the identified plurality of geo-locations.
8. The system of claim 3, wherein the actions collating and notifying system further comprises an actions collating logic configured to collate the actions performed by the user in the computing device.
9. The system of claim 3, wherein the actions collating and notifying system further comprises an actions notifying logic configured to notify performed actions by the user to the required computing device.
10. The system of claim 3, wherein the actions collating and notifying system further comprises a communications prompting logic configured to prompt the user when the computing device reports that the computing device has entered or exited the plurality of geo-fences.
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