Global Patent Index - EP 0995292 A1

EP 0995292 A1 2000-04-26 - ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE NOTIFICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE NOTIFICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR ELEKTRONISCHEN NACHRICHTENVERMITTLUNGSANZEIGE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE NOTIFICATION DE MESSAGES DE COURRIER ELECTRONIQUE

Publication

EP 0995292 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98931767 A

Priority

  • US 9813731 W
  • US 88853597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9903239A1] The present invention is a method and apparatus for notifying a recipient that an electronic mail (email) message addressed to the recipient has been received at an electronic mail messaging system. Responsive to an email messaging system receiving an email mesage addressed to a recipient, the email messaging system places an alert telephone call to the recipient. The alert telephone call indicates that the email message has been received. A notification device at the recipient's location detects the alert telephone call and indicates that the alert telephone call has been detected. The notification device comprises a detection circuit detecting an alert call placed in response to receipt of the email message and an indicator circuit indicating that the alert call has been detected. In one embodiment, the indicator circuit comprises a counter circuit counting a number of alert calls that have been detected and a display displaying the number of alert calls that have been detected.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 12/58; H04M 3/50

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04L 12/58 (2006.01); H04M 3/53 (2006.01); H04M 3/537 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 51/24 (2013.01); H04M 3/5307 (2013.01); H04M 3/537 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9903239A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9903239 A1 19990121; CA 2296578 A1 19990121; EP 0995292 A1 20000426

INPADOC legal status


2001-11-07 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20010910

2000-04-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991223

2000-04-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB