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Audio Telephone Criteria Reminder Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103595D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Warren III, WE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Users can be notified of telephone messages via current telephone software services. These systems allow a user to be notified that messages are waiting. Recent advancements in telephone services have permitted telephone devices and computer devices to be integrated to perform a variety of services.

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Audio Telephone Criteria Reminder Service

       Users can be notified of telephone messages via current
telephone software services. These systems allow a user to be
notified that messages are waiting.  Recent advancements in telephone
services have permitted telephone devices and computer devices to be
integrated to perform a variety of services.

      This article describes mechanism by which a user can associate
received telephone messages to electronic reminder events.  A user
interface allows the user to designate telephone events for which an
electronic reminder will be generated.  The user can specify time
constraints to enable activation of the criteria to generate
particular responses.  Extrapolation of Caller Names and associated
telephone information, e.g., time called, are ascertained from a
Telephone Software Service.  The parameters associate a predefined
textual format to a user-specified criteria via a User Profile.  The
Timer Service provides information regarding whether notification
services should be disabled.  The Timer Service also conveys
information regarding the validity of a specified criterion, such as
are there more than 3 messages not accessed by 5PM.  Access of the
User Profile allows for the specification of a time for a reminder
event.  This profile contains information on the frequency at which
the reminder should be generated for the designated notification
request.  The User Profile allows the user to designate a time...