07412400 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 32 patents.

A system and method for providing a location owner's location information to third parties (location consumers) is provided. The location server obtains an owner profile controlling access to the location owner's location information. A location consumer requests the location owner's location information through a location request. The location server determines whether the location consumer is authorized to access the location owner's location information according to access information in the owner profile. If the location consumer is authorized to access the information, the location server obtains location information from a location provider and returns the location information to the location consumer. The location consumer may also subscribe to a location owner, such that when an identified subscription event occurs, the location server notifies the location consumer of the location owner's current location. The location server repeatedly notifies the location consumer when the subscription event occurs or until the subscription is terminated.

Title
System and method for providing personal location information to location consumers from a location services server
Application Number
10/184138
Publication Number
7412400 (B1)
Application Date
June 27, 2002
Publication Date
August 12, 2008
Inventor
Rajesh M Rao
Sammamish
WA, US
Stephen L Lawler
Redmond
WA, US
Harvinder S Bhela
Woodinville
WA, US
Agent
Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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