US Patent No: 6,233,318

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System for accessing multimedia mailboxes and messages over the internet and via telephone

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A unified messaging system that provides a multimedia mailbox. The system allows a subscriber to access stored multimedia messages, such as voicemail messages, facsimile messages, combined voice and facsimile messages and video messages, not only through a public switched telephone network using a telephone but also over a data network, such as the Internet or an intranet, using a personal computer. The system provides voicemail access over the telephone network, indicating message number, etc. with the ability to play messages to the telephone user as desired. For text type messages, such as facsimile and e-mail, the system converts the text into speech and plays the speech to the telephone user. The system allows a personal computer user to obtain the data network access using an Internet browser. The browser is used to access a home page of the system and get information about the messages stored, and is used to download (get) and play the messages at the personal computer via data streaming in the case of a voice or video messages or view the messages in the case of text type messages, such as facsimile and e-mail. The user can also perform the other typical messaging functions over the data network connection that are provided for telephone access, such as viewing a message list, saving and deleting messages, group list administration and other administration tasks.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COMVERSE, INC.WAKEFIELD, MA51

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Picard, Donald F Medford, MA 6 1035
Root, Thomas Lyman Andover, MA 1 441
Schlueter, Jeffrey John Wakefield, MA 1 441
Weare, Gerald William Sherborn, MA 1 441

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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (22)
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6,882,708 Region-wide messaging system and methods including validation of transactions 33 2000
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7,046,772 Method and system for call, facsimile and electronic message forwarding 25 2001
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7,072,452 Saving and forwarding customized messages 32 2002
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THE THOMPSON INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC (2)
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BLACKBERRY LIMITED (6)
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PITNEY BOWES INC. (6)
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SHOUTMAIL.COM (1)
6,907,112 Method and system for voice messaging 64 1999
 
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6,888,930 Saving information from information retrieval systems 27 2002
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7,646,856 Region-wide messaging system and methods including validation of transactions 7 2003
7,436,940 Methods and systems for enabling a reply call to voice mail message 5 2003
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8,160,216 Voicemail system with subscriber specific storage folders 0 2005
7,424,099 Saving and forwarding customized messages 6 2006
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7,630,483 Methods and systems for releasing a voice mail system from a communication and further processing the communication 1 2006
8,036,345 Voice mailbox with management support 3 2006
8,102,977 Voicemail box with caller-specific storage folders 3 2007
7,715,532 Automated passcode recovery in an interactive voice response system 3 2007
7,620,161 Saving information from information retrieval systems 4 2007
7,933,390 Region-wide messaging system and methods including validation of transactions 6 2007
8,111,816 Methods and systems for enabling return to same position in a review of messages in a voice mail system using tag or identifier stored in the voice mail system 1 2008
8,081,741 Saving and forwarding customized messages 1 2008
7,865,564 Method and system for publishing an electronic file attached to an electronic mail message 3 2008
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8,934,874 Voice based addressing of voice messages 0 2014
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8,031,846 Electronic mail distribution system for integrated electronic communications 0 2009
 
VOICE ON THE GO INC. (1)
* 2010/0083,352 REMOTE ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD AND INTELLIGENT AGENT THEREFOR 1 2009
 
UNITED CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
* 7,369,648 Apparatus and method for PBX-integrated unified messaging services on a switched backbone 39 2000
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 7,012,705 Communication apparatus 2 1998
* 7,643,065 Image data processing system 2 2004
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (7)
* 6,965,918 System and method for integrated management of electronic messages 51 2000
* 6,693,994 Master system for accessing multiple telephony messaging systems 4 2000
8,977,636 Synthesizing aggregate data of disparate data types into data of a uniform data type 0 2005
7,958,131 Method for data management and data rendering for disparate data types 1 2005
8,266,220 Email management and rendering 2 2005
8,271,107 Controlling audio operation for data management and data rendering 2 2006
* 2010/0198,924 INTERACTIVE AVATAR IN MESSAGING ENVIRONMENT 2 2009
 
YUZALLA INVESTMENTS LLC (1)
* 2008/0307,074 Customizable Media Player with Online/Offline Capabilities 0 2008
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
7,142,648 System for securing messages recorded in an IP telephony network 30 2003
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (3)
* 6,519,327 System and method for selectively retrieving messages stored on telephony and data networks 41 1999
6,650,740 Methods and systems for enabling a reply call to a voice mail message 13 2000
* 7,079,630 Voicemail system component employment of internet protocol network to store or access one or more voicemail messages on one or more storage devices 4 2002
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (5)
* 7,069,301 Method and apparatus for sending messages from an MMS system 24 2002
* 7,590,066 Method, apparatus and software program for extending the flow of information when transmitting a message 4 2002
* RE43544 Method for transmitting notification messages on submitting multimedia messages to telecommunications devices embodied as multimedia message sinks 0 2004
* 7,590,410 Method for transmitting notification messages on submitting multimedia messages to telecommunications devices embodied as multimedia message sinks 1 2004
* 7,808,899 Method, apparatus and software program for extending the flow of information when transmitting a message 0 2009
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (25)
* 6,625,142 Voice-mail application on the router with no secondary storage available 32 1999
* 8,448,059 Apparatus and method for providing browser audio control for voice enabled web applications 1 1999
* 6,738,803 Proxy browser providing voice enabled web application audio control for telephony devices 75 1999
* 6,741,705 System and method for securing voice mail messages 24 2000
* 6,857,008 Arrangement for accessing an IP-based messaging server by telephone for management of stored messages 22 2000
* 6,901,431 Application server providing personalized voice enabled web application services using extensible markup language documents 14 2000
* 6,990,514 Unified messaging system using web based application server for management of messages using standardized servers 36 2000
* 6,807,565 Instant messaging system using voice enabled web based application server 119 2000
* 6,665,378 IP-based notification architecture for unified messaging 61 2000
7,224,775 System and method for providing prioritized access to a messaging system 10 2000
* 7,308,477 Unified messaging system configured for transport of encrypted messages 21 2001
* 7,023,970 Arrangement in a local computer for sending voice messages to a unified communications system 6 2001
* 7,574,487 Messaging system configured for selectively accessing subscriber spoken name from a directory server based on determined unavailability of messaging server 0 2001
* 7,035,282 Wideband telephones, adapters, gateways, software and methods for wideband telephony over IP network 4 2001
* 7,159,230 Emergency alert system 24 2003
7,649,898 Converting media streams in a communication system 4 2003
7,328,269 Apparatus and method for providing server state and attribute management for voice enabled web applications 14 2004
* 7,124,175 IP web based messaging system for localized management of wireless messaging 18 2004
7,233,982 Arrangement for accessing an IP-based messaging server by telephone for management of stored messages 10 2005
7,831,430 Application server providing personalized voice enabled web application services using extensible markup language documents 3 2005
8,266,452 System and method for communicating confidential messages 6 2005
8,407,294 Unified messaging system using web based application server for management of messages using standardized servers 0 2005
* 8,014,499 Arrangement in a local computer for sending voice messages to a unified communications system 1 2006
8,099,283 Application server providing personalized voice enabled web application services using extensible markup language documents 1 2010
8,326,632 Application server providing personalized voice enabled web application services using extensible markup language documents 0 2011
 
STEPHENS, KELLY D (1)
6,765,996 Audio file transmission method 22 2001
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 2001/0025,306 Apparatus and method for managing a session on plural media 5 2001
 
Sprint Spectrum L.P. (2)
* 6,772,143 Method and system for managing messages 40 2001
* 7,436,939 Method and system for consolidated message notification in a voice command platform 28 2001
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (2)
* 6,459,774 Structured voicemail messages 113 1999
* 7,136,462 Network speech-to-text conversion and store 31 2003
 
NETOMAT, INC. (2)
7,237,200 Sharing, managing and communicating information over a computer network 2 2002
7,559,022 Sharing, managing and communicating information over a computer network 0 2007
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
7,466,804 Method and system for call, facsimile and electronic message forwarding 1 2005
 
SHORETEL, INC. (5)
7,180,889 Personal control of address assignment and greeting options for multiple BRG ports 38 1999
7,496,190 System with call forward profile 11 2005
8,054,963 System with call forward profile 2 2009
8,514,846 Responding to IP call with a prompt to select an extension and routing packets to IP phone at selected extension 1 2009
8,666,053 System with call forward profile 0 2011
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
8,711,735 Personal IP toll-free number 0 2012
 
AT&T MOBILITY II LLC (4)
* 7,023,967 Method and apparatus for voice mail sharing between wired and wireless telephones 28 1997
* 8,315,252 Mass multimedia messaging 0 2009
* 2010/0041,423 Mass Multimedia Messaging 4 2009
9,055,016 Mass multimedia messaging 0 2012
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,760,704 System for generating speech and non-speech audio messages 12 2000
 
VERIZON LABORATORIES INC. (4)
* 6,529,500 Unified messaging notification 183 1999
* 6,778,642 Unified messaging system 25 2000
7,349,528 Unified messaging system 6 2004
8,340,254 Unified messaging system 0 2008
 
SECUREACH SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
* 8,184,781 Method and system for communicating information 0 2007
* 2008/0170,673 Method and system for communicating information 0 2007
 
VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (1)
7,831,029 Single telephone number access to multiple communications services 5 2003
 
WORLDWIDE SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
* 7,088,801 Single telephone number access to multiple communications services 1 1999
 
WIRELESS SCIENCE, LLC (26)
6,983,138 User interface for message access 33 2000
7,039,428 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 17 2000
8,099,046 Method for integrating audio and visual messaging 5 2004
7,277,716 Systems and methods for delivering information to a communication device 20 2005
7,155,241 Systems and methods for enabling a user of a communication device to manage remote information 29 2005
7,376,432 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 2 2005
7,280,838 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 20 2005
7,242,951 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 4 2005
7,403,787 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 7 2005
7,627,305 Systems and methods for adding information to a directory stored in a mobile device 21 2005
7,499,716 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 6 2006
8,107,601 Wireless messaging system 5 2006
8,116,743 Systems and methods for downloading information to a mobile device 2 2006
7,843,314 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 3 2006
7,741,954 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 0 2006
8,116,741 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 3 2008
8,295,450 Wireless messaging system 1 2008
8,134,450 Content provision to subscribers via wireless transmission 1 2009
8,224,294 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 3 2009
7,957,695 Method for integrating audio and visual messaging 1 2009
7,835,757 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 5 2010
9,071,953 Systems and methods providing advertisements to a cell phone based on location and external temperature 0 2010
8,374,585 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 3 2011
8,355,702 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 1 2011
8,498,387 Wireless messaging systems and methods 0 2011
8,560,006 System and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device 0 2013
 
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (6)
* 6,704,394 System and method for accessing voice mail from a remote server 55 1998
* 6,400,806 System and method for providing and using universally accessible voice and speech data files 147 1999
* 6,721,781 Method of providing an alternative audio format of a web page in response to a request for audible presentation of the same 8 2000
* 6,885,736 System and method for providing and using universally accessible voice and speech data files 58 2002
* 8,233,592 Personal home voice portal 0 2003
8,831,185 Personal home voice portal 0 2012
 
ONLINE CONNECTIVITY INC. (1)
* 7,526,538 System using server to provide mobile computer accessing to a different network without reconfiguring the mobile computer 44 2005
 
SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE, INC (8)
7,013,155 Delivery of an instant voice message in a wireless network using the SMS protocol 86 2003
7,133,687 Delivery of voice data from multimedia messaging service messages 47 2003
7,317,929 Delivery of voice data from multimedia messaging service messages 24 2004
7,363,029 Unified interface for voice, text or picture message authoring 11 2005
8,548,433 Voice messaging service for network-based instant connect systems 1 2007
8,571,584 Delivery of voice data from multimedia messaging service messages 0 2007
7,546,116 Interface for message authorizing 0 2008
9,049,535 Recording a voice message in response to termination of a push-to-talk session 0 2012
 
ONMOBILE LIVE, INC. (4)
* 6,807,254 Method and system for interactive messaging 49 1998
* 6,707,891 Method and system for voice electronic mail 18 1998
* 6,952,720 On-the-fly message notification system and methodology 1 2001
* 2001/0042,136 On-the -fly message notification system and methodology 3 2001
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (16)
* 6,415,318 Inter-enterprise messaging system using bridgehead servers 139 1999
* 6,823,350 Database clean-up system 5 1999
* 7,130,390 Audio messaging system and method 70 2002
* 7,155,725 Apparatus and method for coordinating multiple e-mail accounts 5 2002
6,604,133 Inter-enterprise messaging system using bridgehead servers 51 2002
6,944,273 Apparatus and method for future transmission of device-independent messages 12 2002
* 7,162,513 Apparatus and method for distributing electronic messages to a wireless data processing device using a multi-tiered queuing architecture 11 2002
7,437,405 System and method for managing data objects in a wireless device 5 2002
7,620,688 Progress mode for electronic mail component 7 2003
* 7,366,760 System and method for improved client server communications of email messages 8 2003
7,710,912 Managing content synchronization between a data service and a data processing device 4 2005
* 2008/0181,141 ENHANCED VOICEMAIL PROCESSING 3 2007
7,730,150 System and method for improved client server communications of email messages 8 2008
7,899,872 System and method for improved synchronization between a server and a client 4 2008
8,423,621 System and method for improved synchronization between a server and a client 0 2011
8,473,560 System and method for improved synchronization between a server and a client 0 2012
 
CINGULAR WIRELESS II, LLC (3)
* 7,609,686 Mass multimedia messaging 11 2004
* 8,861,688 Methods and systems for controlling calling party access to called device 0 2006
* 2008/0089,509 CALLING PARTY ALERT 6 2006
 
THOMPSON TRUST (3)
6,826,407 System and method for integrating audio and visual messaging 69 1999
* 6,636,733 Wireless messaging method 185 2000
6,696,921 Transmitting and receiving devices and methods for transmitting data to and receiving data from a communications system 6 2002
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
8,677,286 Dynamic sizing user interface method and system for data display 0 2010
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (24)
6,842,447 Internet protocol transport of PSTN-to-PSTN telephony services 44 1999
* 6,442,242 Multifunction autoattendant system and method of operation thereof 70 1999
6,735,209 Address definition for IP telephony services 19 1999
7,860,114 Method and system for dynamic gateway selection in an IP telephony network 3 1999
6,615,236 SIP-based feature control 93 1999
6,480,588 Methods for providing prepaid telephony service via an internet protocol network system 51 1999
* 7,817,619 Internet long distance telephone service 10 2000
7,835,344 Transport of caller identification information through diverse communication networks 7 2001
7,010,103 Methods for providing prepaid telephony service via an internet protocol network system 2 2002
7,779,072 SIP-based feature control 3 2003
7,830,860 Packet data network voice call quality monitoring 4 2003
7,492,775 Address definition for IP telephony services 2 2004
7,844,039 Methods for providing prepaid telephony service via an internet protocol network system 2 2004
8,743,892 Method and system for dynamic gateway selection in an IP telephony network 0 2004
7,653,081 Internet protocol transport of PSTN-to-PSTN telephony services 5 2004
7,948,968 Network session management 90 2004
* 7,532,710 Systems and methods for providing voicemail services 7 2004
7,813,332 Voice call alternative routing through PSTN and internet networks 2 2005
8,976,782 Network session management for telephony over hybrid networks 0 2007
8,379,531 Telephony communication via varied redundant networks 1 2008
* 8,155,282 Self-provisioning, notification, retrieval, and submission of visual voice mail 6 2008
8,731,158 Methods for providing prepaid telephony service via an internet protocol network system 0 2008
8,687,625 Internet protocol transport of PSTN-to-PSTN telephony services 0 2010
8,553,681 Telephone service via packet-switched networking 0 2010
 
AT&T BLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
7,286,653 Saving information from information retrieval systems 8 2004
 
MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION (2)
* 6,675,194 Handling different communications types by using agents to implement communication goal commands 5 1999
* 7,072,450 3D view of incoming communications 7 1999
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (1)
* 8,675,831 Storage of data messages for later retrieval by the recipient 0 2006
 
Parus Holdings, Inc. (12)
6,775,264 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 58 1998
* 6,807,257 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 44 1999
6,721,705 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 42 2001
7,076,431 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 18 2004
7,327,723 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 15 2004
7,386,455 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 8 2006
7,881,941 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 5 2008
8,098,600 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 3 2010
8,185,402 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 3 2010
8,843,120 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 0 2012
8,838,074 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 0 2013
8,843,141 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 0 2013
 
ERICSSON INC. (1)
6,795,541 Method, apparatus and system for completing a call when a called party has not answered the call 8 2002
 
Tsai, Mary Y. Y. (1)
* 7,979,787 Method and apparatus for linking designated portions of a received document image with an electronic address 0 2006
 
AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (4)
7,327,835 Methods and systems for enabling return to same position in a review of messages in a voice mail system using tag or identifier stored in the voice mail system 2 2004
* 7,409,449 Network and method for call management 1 2004
7,376,413 Voice mailbox with management support 3 2005
* 7,403,602 Internet-based message delivery with PSTN billing 1 2006
 
CATALYST WEB SERVICES, LLC (1)
7,484,213 Agent architecture employed within an integrated message, document and communication system 27 2004
 
TELEWARE, INC. (1)
* 6,671,356 Multi-media communication management system with subscriber messaging integration services 43 2002
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
* 6,889,321 Protected IP telephony calls using encryption 78 1999
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (4)
* 7,327,832 Adjunct processing of multi-media functions in a messaging system 2 2000
* 7,116,764 Network interface unit having an embedded services processor 0 2000
* 6,748,056 Coordination of a telephony handset session with an e-mail session in a universal messaging system 10 2000
* 7,165,114 Web streaming in a messaging system 1 2002
 
OBJECT VIDEO, INC. (1)
8,121,626 Method and systems for short message forwarding services 5 2007
 
AT&T CORP. (6)
* 6,456,699 Web-based generation of telephony-based interactive voice response applications 127 1998
* 6,449,343 System and method for creation and conversion of electronic mail messages for delivery to telephone recipients 15 1999
6,826,173 Enhanced subscriber IP alerting 143 1999
* 6,434,383 Method and apparatus for network paging 3 2001
* 6,987,840 Integrated message management method and system 68 2001
7,289,489 Method for billing IP broadband subscribers 144 2004
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