(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0018816 Al
Godfrey et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 23,2003
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PUSHING
CALENDAR EVENT MESSAGES FROM A
HOST SYSTEM TO A MOBILE DATA
(76) Inventors: James Godfrey, Waterloo (CA); Hugh
R. Hind, Waterloo (CA); Gary
Mousseau, Waterloo (CA); Mihal
Lazaridis, Waterloo (CA)
David B. Cochran, Esq.
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
901 Lakeside Avenue/North Point
Cleveland, OH 44114 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/166,857
(22) Filed: Jun. 11, 2002
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/649,755, filed on Aug. 28, 2000, now Pat. No. 6,463,463, which is a continuation-in-part of application No. 09/087,623, filed on May 29, 1998, now Pat. No. 6,219,694.
A system and method for pushing information, such as calendar event messages, from a host system to a mobile data communication device upon sensing a triggering event is disclosed. A redirector program operating at the host system enables a user to continuously redirect calendar event messages, such as meeting reminders and notices, from the host system to the user's mobile data communication device upon detecting that one or more user-defined triggering events has occurred. The redirector program operates in connection with event generating applications and repackaging systems at the host system to configure and detect a particular user-defined event, and then to repackage the calendar event messages in an electronic wrapper prior to pushing the data items to the mobile device. An optimized data structure for storing the calendar event messages is also provided.