Method and apparatus for transmitting address changes

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6373940
APP PUB NO 20010012351A1
SERIAL NO

09073068

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Abstract

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A communication system for transmitting address changes. A communication system includes a source communication system and one or more destination communication systems, each of which is identified by a unique number or address. A memory in the source communication system maintains a record of each destination communication system that communicates with it. If the number or address of the source communication is changed, the source communication system generates a new number or address message which is transmitted to each of the destination communication systems. The destination communication systems receive the new number or address message and update a memory to reflect the new number or address of the source communication system. Those destination systems that are able to read the new number or address message and update a record of the number or address for the source communication system generate an acknowledge signal which is transmitted to the source communication system. The source communication system may transmit a human readable new number or address message to those destination communication systems that have not transmitted the acknowledge signal. The communications systems may comprise telephones, facsimile machines or computers having e-mail or IP addresses.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNIFY, INC.Not Provided328

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beyda, William Joseph Cupertino, CA 70 3261
Shaffer, Shmuel Palo Alto, CA 506 13097

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