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PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSFER VIA TELEPHONE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027754D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An apparatus is disclosed for transferring information such as name, address, and telephone number. The apparatus may be implemented in personal computers, workstations, telephones, or multifunctional devices to reduce the length and cost of telephone service calls or orders. When implemented in a data/fax modem for personal computers, a software routine accepts and maintains the caller information required for transfer. Besides having standard capability, the modem switches between voice and data modes. The modem disconnects in voice mode while the telephone disconnects in the data mode. A connection protocol establishes contact whereupon a receiving device recognizes the protocol and automatically switches to the data mode without the need of an operator taking action. The operator may, however, actuate a switch after receiving an audio tone from the sending device.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSFER VIA TELEPHONE Alan K. Robertson

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 395/821 Int. C1. G06f 15/00

An apparatus is disclosed for transferring information such as name, address, and telephone number. The apparatus may be implemented in personal computers, workstations, telephones, or multifunctional devices to reduce the length and cost of telephone service calls or orders. When implemented in a data/fax modem for personal computers, a software routine accepts and maintains the caller information required for transfer. Besides having standard capability, the modem switches between voice and data modes. The modem disconnects in voice mode while the telephone disconnects in the data mode. A connection protocol establishes contact whereupon a receiving device recognizes the protocol and automatically switches to the data mode without the need of an operator taking action. The operator may, however, actuate a switch after receiving an
audio tone from the sending device.

DP5843

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