US Patent No: 6,266,160

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Internet facsimile apparatus

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Internet facsimile apparatus 1 notifies a facsimile number of the final destination to server 3 and acquires an e-mail address of a relay apparatus from server 3. And it transmits an e-mail attached image information to Internet facsimile apparatus 2 corresponding to the acquired e-mail address. At this time, it inserts a relay transfer instruction command to a part of a header of the e-mail to order a relay transfer. Internet facsimile apparatus 2 functioning as a relay apparatus converts a specific predetermined information among the header information of the e-mail to be relay transferred into the same format as that of the image information, and transmits the converted specific information with the image information to facsimile apparatus 4 of the final destination.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PANASONIC COMMUNICATIONS CO., LTD.FUKUOKA243

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Saito, Kyoji Kanagawa, JP 27 305
Toyoda, Kiyoshi Tokyo, JP 99 1273

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