US Patent No: 7,528,742

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Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications

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Response systems and methods are disclosed for communications in connection with a computer-based notification system and a personal communications device (e.g., telephone, pager, computer, PDA, etc.) associated with a party. One such representative response method, among others, can be summarized by the following steps: initiating a notification communication to a personal communications device associated with a party; receiving a response communication from the party's personal communications device; and modifying a manner in which future notification communications are implemented, based upon the response. A representative response system, among others, has mechanisms for implementing the foregoing steps.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ECLIPSE IP, LLCDELRAY BEACH, FL22
LEGALVIEW ASSETS, LIMITEDDELRAY BEACH, FL19

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Horstemeyer, Scott A Atlanta, GA 51 284

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