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FACSIMILE (FAX) ANNOUNCER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027437D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 112K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is an embedded cover sheet message encoded with information that is readable by a receiving facsimile (FAX) machine or personal computer (PC). The message allows the receiving machine to perform functions related to data logging, announcing the presence of a message, and forwarding a message. A block diagram of the message processing is shown in the accompany figure having steps including:

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

 HEADER READ By RECEIVING

DEVICE

FACSIMILE (FAX) ANNOUNCER

Curt F. Fey

LOOKUP OF FAX FORWARDED

INSTRUCTION

, REFUSE TO '

 RECEIVE FAX (ADS, SECURITY PROBLEM)

Proposed Classification

U. S. C1.358/400 Int. C1. H04b 01/00

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    FAX HEADER RECIPIENT NAME RECIPIENT FAX PHONE NUMBER SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

DESIRED SEND TIME

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FAX HEADEW FAX HEADEN'

READ & FAX SENT ' FAX HEADER

-b & DOCUMENT * CONVERTED TO + IMMEDRTELY + DISPOSITION

ELECTRONIC OR DELAYED LOGGED IN

COVER SHEET

COVER SHEET

DISPOSITION + IMMEDIATELY OR DELAYED LOGGED IN

ARENTRAY

7 I SENDERS LoGI

 RECEIVING FAX DEVICE DISPOSITION FILE UPDATED DISPOSITION FILE WITH RECIPIENT NAMES RETRIEVED AS MESSAGE DESTINATION REQUIRED

-7 11 6 AS RETRIEVED DESTINATION NOTIFICATION i

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FAX STORED IN RECIPIENT

NOTIFIED BY

AVAILABLE

INPUT

+ DISPOSITION b TOALTERNATIVE

12 FAX RECEIVER

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        RECIPIENT NOTIFIED BY -+ VOICE MESSAGE

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FAX IN ENTERED FAX 15

,RECEIVER LOG PRINTED

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 6 NovembedDecember 1996

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FACSIMILE (FAX) ANNOUNCER (CONT'D)

Proposed is an embedded cover sheet message encoded with information that is readable by a receiving facsimile (FAX) machine or personal computer (PC). The message allows the receiving machine to perform functions related to data logging, announcing the presence of a message, and forwarding a message. A block diagram of the message processing is shown in the accompany figure having steps including:

1. Preparing a message header (sender enters a recipient name, telephone number, and desired transmission time);

2. Storing outgoing document and header;

3. Reading message header (if is in hard copy form, the information is converted to electrical signals);

4. Tran...