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, MA56

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Picard, Donald F Cambridge, MA 7 994
Root, Thomas Lyman Andover, MA 1 423
Schlueter, Jeffrey John Wakefield, MA 1 423
Weare, Gerald William Sherborn, MA 1 423

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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (21)
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ADVANCED MESSAGING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
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VERIZON LABORATORIES INC. (4)
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COMVERSE, LTD. (3)
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7,012,705 Communication apparatus 2 1998
7,643,065 Image data processing system 1 2004
 
CEDATECH HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
7,707,591 Integration of audio or video program with application program 0 2002
7,937,443 Email messaging program with built-in video and/or audio media recording and/or playback capabilities 1 2002
 
CINGULAR WIRELESS II, LLC (2)
7,609,686 Mass multimedia messaging 10 2004
8,861,688 Methods and systems for controlling calling party access to called device 0 2006
 
DIALOGIC CORPORATION (2)
7,298,830 Telephone and wireless access to computer network-based audio 4 2001
7,499,863 System and method for constructing phrases for a media server 1 2002
 
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
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (2)
7,062,544 Provisioning of locally-generated prompts from a central source 9 2000
6,788,929 Email message confirmation by audio email tags 10 2002
 
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
 
OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC (2)
6,687,341 Network and method for the specification and delivery of customized information content via a telephone interface 75 1999
6,934,367 System and method for voicemail message certification and reply using a temporary voicemail service 16 2001
 
OPTIS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, LLC (2)
6,744,737 Method and arrangement in communication networks for managing user related features through a user interface 4 1999
6,405,035 System and method for forwarding messages to a subscriber device 158 2000
 
PALTALK HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
8,671,145 Method and computer program product for establishing real-time communications between networked computers 0 2005
8,824,643 System, method and computer program product for conveying presence information via voice mail 0 2011
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (2)
6,888,927 Graphical message notification 205 1998
6,868,140 Telephony call control using a data network and a graphical user interface and exchanging datagrams between parties to a telephone call 36 1998
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (2)
8,238,327 Apparatus and methods for subscriber and enterprise assignments and resource sharing 2 2005
7,924,987 Methods, apparatus and data structures for managing distributed communication systems 2 2005
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (2)
6,459,774 Structured voicemail messages 109 1999
7,136,462 Network speech-to-text conversion and store 25 2003
 
SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. (2)
6,772,143 Method and system for managing messages 38 2001
7,436,939 Method and system for consolidated message notification in a voice command platform 27 2001
 
TEKLA PEHR LLC (2)
7,773,585 Internet protocol telephony voice/video message deposit and retrieval 5 2006
8,509,393 Internet protocol telephony voice/video message deposit and retrieval 1 2009
 
THE THOMPSON INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC (2)
7,187,937 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 0 2005
7,146,157 Systems and methods for downloading audio information to a mobile device 4 2005
 
VAPORSTREAM INCORPORATED (2)
8,291,026 Reduced traceability electronic message system and method for sending header information before message content 2 2009
8,886,739 Electronic message content and header restrictive send device handling system and method 0 2013
 
YODLEE.COM, INC. (2)
8,244,635 System and method for syndicated collection, aggregation and delivery of personal data 0 2001
8,768,833 System and method for syndicated transactions 0 2012
 
ACCESS SYSTEMS AMERICAS, INC. (1)
7,266,586 Method and apparatus for maintaining a unified view of multiple mailboxes 8 2005
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (1)
8,675,831 Storage of data messages for later retrieval by the recipient 0 2006
 
ARTOIS LLC (1)
7,529,200 Method and system for fast setup of group voice over IP communications 9 2004
 
AT&T BLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
7,286,653 Saving information from information retrieval systems 7 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
8,711,735 Personal IP toll-free number 0 2012
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
7,466,804 Method and system for call, facsimile and electronic message forwarding 1 2005
 
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
8,130,425 Methods and apparatus to route fax calls in an internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network 4 2007
 
CALUMET KEWEENAW LLC (1)
7,010,574 System and method for managing multimedia messaging platforms 1 2002
 
CATALYST WEB SERVICES, LLC (1)
7,484,213 Agent architecture employed within an integrated message, document and communication system 21 2004
 
CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.A.R.L (1)
8,150,989 Multimedia messaging method and system 0 2002
 
Cosat, Inc. (1)
6,704,775 Facsimile image information managing system and method 12 1999
 
CREDIT SUISSE, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH (1)
6,751,297 Method and system for multimedia network based data acquisition, recording and distribution 67 2000
 
Ele Tel, Inc. (1)
7,457,281 System and method for transmitting voice messages through the internet 0 2003
 
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
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
7,359,493 Bulk voicemail 28 2003
 
FOUNDRY NETWORKS, LLC (1)
8,040,877 Voice over IP architecture 0 2006
 
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (1)
7,251,316 Methods and systems for enabling conversations about task-centric physical objects 0 2002
 
GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION (1)
7,742,581 Electronic messaging exchange 0 2004
 
GOOD TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
8,812,702 System and method for globally and securely accessing unified information in a computer network 0 2009
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
6,873,687 Method and apparatus for capturing and retrieving voice messages 7 2001
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,760,704 System for generating speech and non-speech audio messages 12 2000
 
INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE, INC. (1)
6,944,272 Method and system for administering multiple messages over a public switched telephone network 10 2002
 
INTERWOVEN, INC. (1)
6,928,149 Method and apparatus for a user controlled voicemail management system 9 1999
 
IPSOBOX, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
7,660,403 Multi-networking communication system and method 2 2006
 
JETQUE (1)
6,781,962 Apparatus and method for voice message control 70 2002
 
Kinera, Inc. (1)
6,603,837 Method and system to provide a global integrated messaging services distributed network with personalized international roaming 30 2001
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,625,441 Telephony system with a key for accessing multiple answering machines or mailboxes 0 1999
 
Lesavich High-Tech Law Group, P.C. (1)
7,852,831 Method and system for providing private virtual secure Voice over Internet Protocol communications 21 2005
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
7,617,282 Apparatus for converting e-mail data into audio data and method therefor 3 2003
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
6,404,859 Voice enabled system for remote access of information 12 1999
 
MC, Inc. (1)
6,879,680 Method of and system for extending internet telephony over virtual private network direct access lines 12 2002
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,296,060 System and method for automatically identifying and attaching related documents 1 1998
 
MIST SILICON LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
6,792,085 System and method for unified messaging with message replication and synchronization 67 1999
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
6,956,832 Method for delivering messages in a wireless communications system using the same protocol for all types of messages 31 1999
 
NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD. (1)
7,395,313 Method and system for controlling multiple remote mailboxes simultaneously connected to a plurality of PDP connections of a GPRS system 3 2001
 
NORTHERN TELECOM LIMITED (1)
8,687,773 Method and system for interfacing systems unified messaging with legacy systems located behind corporate firewalls 0 2007
 
OBJECT VIDEO, INC. (1)
8,121,626 Method and systems for short message forwarding services 5 2007
 
ONLINE CONNECTIVITY INC. (1)
7,526,538 System using server to provide mobile computer accessing to a different network without reconfiguring the mobile computer 39 2005
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,661,877 System and method for providing access to a unified message store logically storing computer telephony messages 25 2001
 
ORACLE OTC SUBSIDIARY LLC (1)
7,203,188 Voice-controlled data/information display for internet telephony and integrated voice and data communications using telephones and computing devices 14 2002
 
PADCOM HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
7,602,782 Apparatus and method for intelligent routing of data between a remote device and a host system 28 2007
 
PALMSOURCE, INC. (1)
6,993,561 Method and apparatus for maintaining a unified view of multiple mailboxes 18 2002
 
PANASONIC SYSTEM NETWORKS CO., LTD. (1)
8,149,436 Network facsimile apparatus 0 2005
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
8,677,286 Dynamic sizing user interface method and system for data display 0 2010
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,606,648 Method for handling accesses to a mailbox 5 1999
 
Richard J. Helferich (1)
7,003,304 Paging transceivers and methods for selectively retrieving messages 11 2000
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
6,784,899 Systems and methods for providing rich multimedia messages to remote users using telephones and facsimile machines 34 2000
 
ROCKWELL ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (1)
7,373,387 Session to track actual e-mail handling time 1 2004
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
6,889,321 Protected IP telephony calls using encryption 74 1999
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
7,885,187 System and method for providing unified messaging system service using voice over internet protocol 0 2004
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
8,396,198 Methods and apparatus for authorization and/or routing of outdial communication services 1 2010
 
SBC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INC. (1)
6,879,668 System and method for communicating with an out of service telephone number 9 2002
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (1)
7,159,230 Emergency alert system 24 2003
 
SECUREACH SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
8,184,781 Method and system for communicating information 0 2007
 
SHOUTMAIL.COM (1)
6,907,112 Method and system for voice messaging 55 1999
 
Solution Inc. (1)
7,007,080 System for reconfiguring and registering a new IP address for a computer to access a different network without user intervention 80 2000
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
7,039,761 Methodology for performing caching procedures in an electronic network 0 2003
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
7,142,648 System for securing messages recorded in an IP telephony network 28 2003
 
STEPHENS, KELLY D (1)
6,765,996 Audio file transmission method 21 2001
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,065,574 Messaging system using pairs of message gates in a distributed computing environment 17 2000
 
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (1)
6,577,712 Distributed voice mail system 21 2001
 
TELEWARE, INC. (1)
6,671,356 Multi-media communication management system with subscriber messaging integration services 42 2002
 
TENCENT (BVI) LIMITED (1)
7,512,407 Instant messaging system and method 16 2001
 
TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,563,912 System and method for providing integrated messaging 62 1999
 
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
 
UNIFY GMBH & CO. KG (1)
7,492,872 Method for giving notification of a message to a subscriber 16 2000
 
UNITED CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
7,369,648 Apparatus and method for PBX-integrated unified messaging services on a switched backbone 36 2000
 
VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (1)
7,831,029 Single telephone number access to multiple communications services 3 2003
 
Virtuaplus Limited (1)
6,721,398 Unified messaging system 26 1999
 
VITRIA TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,901,447 Event driven communication system 12 2002
 
WALKER, MARK S. (1)
8,694,319 Dynamic prosody adjustment for voice-rendering synthesized data 0 2005
 
WEBLEY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,516,190 Personal voice-based information retrieval system 8 2001
 
WORLDWIDE SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
7,088,801 Single telephone number access to multiple communications services 1 1999
 
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6,724,867 Method and apparatus for automatic message transfer from a remote messaging system to a local communication device 25 1999
6,842,779 Agent accessory tool cooperating with integrated application on WEB server by HTTP protocol 33 1999
6,704,305 Integrated device for integrating the internet with the public switched telephone network 16 2002
8,713,107 Method and system for remote delivery of email 0 2002
8,369,497 Enhanced voicemail system and method 0 2008
8,001,274 Mobile device network accessory supporting content integration between accessory data and internet content 3 2009