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Digital Voice Messaging    

As simple to use as voice mail but also easily managed on a desktop or mobile devices in the same way as email


The inventions include recording a voice message, sending an email encapsulating voice message, requesting & creating a voice reply recording by using simple key pad entries similar to using conventional voice mail systems. However such voice messages using this email technology are easily sorted & managed by the user using a computer or portable device screen just like emails.

Systems incorporating this technology may:

- Use a hansdset at both ends and use VoIP for low charges
- Use a handset input but message is received as an email, SMS or fax at other end
- Use voice to send an email or SMS
- Call in to have emails read, respond by voice, email or SMS message
- Forward voice mail to email
- etc.

This IP is referenced by the following original patent owners: Agere (LSI), AT&T, BCE, Discernix, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Interdigital, Loudeye, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nortel, Onset, Openwave, Ricoh, Samsung, Suinno Oy, Telesector, Toshiba, Videa, Voice Signal Technologies, Yahoo & others.

The seller would like to be granted a license back.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 379: Telephonic Communications

(1) Systems, processes and instruments for the two-way electrical transmission of intelligible audio information having arbitrary content over a link including an electrical conductor, between spaced apart locations, so as to enable conversation therebetween, and intended for the private use of a listener or a group of listeners. The term "intelligible" used above is intended to include the capability for transmission of speech or the like (e.g., music), rather than restriction to a specified audible signal, such as a bell or buzzer. (2) Switching, signalling or signal transmission peculiar to, or specified as for a telephone or a telephone system, except for multiplex communications as indicated in Lines With Other Classes.

Subclass 88.01: Voice activation or recognition
Subclass 88.03: Voice dialing
Subclass 88.13: Multimedia system (e.g., voice output combined with fax, video, text, etc.)
Subclass 88.14: Presentation format conversion
Subclass 88.17: Interaction with an external nontelephone network (e.g., Internet)
Subclass 88.21: Caller identification received at substation
Subclass 88.24: By generated tone
Subclass 93.28: Modulated audio tone

Class 709: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring

This class provides for an electrical computer or digital data processing system or corresponding data processing method including apparatus or steps for transferring data or instruction information between a plurality of computers wherein the computers employ the data or instructions before or after transferring and the employing affects said transfer of data or instruction information. The class includes - process or apparatus for transferring data among a plurality of spatially distributed (i.e., situated, at plural locations) computers or digital data processing systems via one or more communications media (e.g., computer networks).

Subclass 206: Unit conversion

Class 455: Telecommunications

This is the generic class for modulated carrier wave communications not elsewhere classifiable.

Subclass 412.1: Message storage or retrieval

Class 704: Data Processing:Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, And Audio Compression/Decompression

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for constructing, analyzing, and modifying units of human language by data processing, in which there is a significant change in the data.This class also provides for systems or methods that process speech signals for storage, transmission, recognition, or synthesis of speech; and for systems or methods for bandwidth compression or expansion of an audio signal, or for time compression or expansion of an audio signal. There are three main divisions: linguistics; speech signal processing; and audio compression.

Subclass 231: Recognition
Subclass 246: Voice recognition
Subclass 251: Word recognition
Subclass 275: Speech controlled system