05493692 is referenced by 997 patents and cites 18 patents.

The present invention describes a method for selectively delivering electronic messages to an identified user or users in a system of mobile and fixed devices, including multiple display devices and multiple users, based on the context of the system and the environment of the identified user. Electronic messages intended for an identified user or users may be given a level of privacy and a level priority, and contextual attributes for its delivery may be specified. The system perceives contextual attributes for the recipient user or users, including display devices in close proximity to the identified users, and determines a display property for said electronic message based on the contextual attributes, the user profile properties of each user, and the level of privacy and level of priority of the electronic message. The display property may designate immediate delivery on a particular display device, a notification on a particular display device, or storage of the message until the contextual attributes of the recipient user is consistent with the specified contextual attributes of the electronic message.

Title
Selective delivery of electronic messages in a multiple computer system based on context and environment of a user
Application Number
8/162419
Publication Number
5493692
Application Date
December 3, 1993
Publication Date
February 20, 1996
Inventor
Roy Want
Mountain View
CA, US
William N Schilit
Palo Alto
CA, US
Douglas B Terry
San Carlos
CA, US
Richard J Goldstein
San Francisco
CA, US
Mark D Weiser
Palo Alto
CA, US
Michael J Spreitzer
Tracy
CA, US
Marvin M Theimer
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Tracy L Hurt
R Christine Jacobs
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G08B 5/22
G06F 7/04
H04L 9/32
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