06819919 is referenced by 356 patents and cites 15 patents.

A system enabling mobile wireless users to obtain information on other proximate users both fixed and wireless. Said information is gathered from a central database that stores user profiles and real-time locations of system users. Mobile users can request information on nearby users by submitting a request from a mobile telephone or similar communications endpoint to the central database. The request is accompanied by the user's location, obtained from GPS (Global Positioning System) or other technology, or from user input. The server searches the profile database for nearby users based on requester's location, locations of other users of the system and optional parameters specified in the request. Search results are returned to the requester. The system facilitates communication between requester and owner(s) of profiles returned by system.

Title
Method for providing matching and introduction services to proximate mobile users and service providers
Application Number
9/691322
Publication Number
6819919 (B1)
Application Date
October 18, 2000
Publication Date
November 16, 2004
Inventor
Hirohisa A Tanaka
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Fenwick & West
US
Assignee
Telcontar
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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