Global patent index - EP 1000488 A1

EP 1000488 A1 2000-05-17 - COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Title (en)

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Title (de)

KOMMUNIKATIONSGERÄT

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE COMMUNICATION

Publication

EP 1000488 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98935214 A

Priority

  • EP 98935214 A
  • EP 97305713 A
  • GB 9802216 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9907118A1] The invention relates to a communication apparatus. Currently, the Internet provides an e-mail facility which enables natural language communication between many of the world's computer users. However, the ability to operate such a computer so as to interact automatically with an appointment file stored on another computer is limited. The invention overcomes this problem by providing a communication apparatus which is operable to extract appointment information (24) from a natural language e-mail message (22) and examines its user's schedule file (23) accordingly.

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

H04L 12/58; G06F 17/20; G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/20 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 10/00 (2012.01); H04L 12/58 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/109 (2013.01); H04L 12/58 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9907118A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9907118 A1 19990211; AU 743344 B2 20020124; AU 8456098 A 19990222; CA 2296327 A1 19990211; EP 1000488 A1 20000517; JP 2001512862 A 20010828

INPADOC legal status

2003-11-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030503

2002-03-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020207

2000-05-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000114

2000-05-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT NL