US Patent No: 5,621,658

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Method and apparatus for communicating an electronic action from a data processing system to another data processing system via an audio device

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An action contained within an electronic mail object is communicated from a data processing system to another data processing system via an audio device. The action is executable on a data processing system. At the sending data processing system, the action is converted to a predetermined audio pattern. The electronic mail object may contain text in addition to an action. The text is also converted to an audio pattern. The audio patterns are then communicated to the audio device over telephone lines or other communication medium. At the receiving end, the audio device records the object. A user can provide the recorded object to a data processing system, which then executes the action and converts the text audio patterns back to text. In addition, the action can be converted to text and displayed on the data processing system.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY45606

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jackson, Brion K Flower Mound, TX 2 50
Miller, Paul L Minnetonka, MN 25 564
Warren, III William E Richland Hills, TX 2 50
Williams, Marvin L Lewisville, TX 76 2714

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