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Title: US6327343: System and methods for automatic call and data transfer processing
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Epstein, Mark Edward; Katonah, NY
Kanevsky, Dimitri; Ossining, NY
Maes, Stephan Herman; Danbury, CT

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-12-04 / 1998-01-16

Application Number: US1998000008124

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 13/00; H04M 1/663; H04M 3/00; H04M 3/42; H04M 3/436; H04M 3/54; H04M 11/00; H04Q 3/545; H04M 3/527; H04M 3/53;
Core: H04M 3/50; more...
IPC-7: H04M 1/64;

ECLA Code: H04M1/663; H04M3/436;

U.S. Class: Current: 379/088.01; 379/088.13; 379/088.22;
Original: 379/088.01; 379/088.13; 379/088.22;

Field of Search: 379/88.01,88.02,88.03,88.04,88.05,88.06,88.13,88.19,88.2,88.21,88.22,90.01 704/270

Priority Number:
1998-01-16  US1998000008124

Abstract:     A programmable automatic call and data transfer processing system which automatically processes incoming telephone calls, facsimiles and e-mails based on the identity of the caller or author, the subject matter of the message or request, and/or the time of day, which includes: a central server for automatically answering an incoming call and collecting voice data of a caller; a speaker recognition module connected to the server for identifying the caller or author; a switching module responsive to the speaker recognition module for processing the call or message in accordance with a pre-programmed procedure based on the identification of the caller or author; and a programming interface for programming the server, speaker recognizer module and the switching module. The system is programmed by the user to so as to process incoming telephone calls or e-mail and facsimile messages based on the identity of the caller or author, subject matter and content of the message and the time of day. Such processing includes, but is not limited to, switching the call to another system, forwarding the call to another telephone terminal, placing the call on hold, or disconnecting the call. In another aspect of the present invention, the system may be employed to process information retrieved from other telecommunication devices such as voice mail, facsimile/modem or e-mail. The system is capable of tagging the identity of a caller or participants to a teleconference, and transcribing the teleconferences, phone conversations and messages of such callers and participants. The system can automatically index or prioritize the received calls, messages, e-mails and facsimiles according to the caller identification or subject matter of the conversation or message, and allow the user to retrieve messages that either originated from a specific source or caller or retrieve calls which deal with similar or specific subject matter.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: F. Chau & Associates, LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Weaver, Scott L.;

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. An automatic call and data transfer processing system, comprising:
  • server means for receiving an incoming call;
  • speaker recognition means, operatively coupled to said server means, for identifying a caller of said call;
  • speech recognition means, operatively coupled to said server means, for determining subject matter and content of said call;
  • switching means, responsive to said speaker recognition means and speech recognition means, for processing said call in accordance with said identification of said caller and determined subject matter; and
  • programming means, operatively coupled to said server means, said speaker recognition means, said speech recognition means and said switching means for allowing a user to program said system.

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Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1999-446364

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