Global Patent Index - EP 1101347 A1

EP 1101347 A1 2001-05-23 - VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM

Title (en)

VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM

Title (de)

SPRACHNACHRICHTENSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE MESSAGERIE VOCALE

Publication

EP 1101347 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99933034 A

Priority

  • EP 99933034 A
  • EP 98305995 A
  • GB 9902258 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0007350A1] A voice messaging system (6) is controlled by with means (8, 9) arranged to identify the calling party (2), and allocate that party to a defined user group, such that it transmits different stored messages (7), to a calling party according to the user group to which it is allocated. The system may be arranged to connect selected callers to the called party (1), and divert others to the voice messaging system (6). The allocation of calling parties to user groups is under the control of the user (1). The allocations are pre-arranged to vary with time or other factors. Messages can therefore be personalised for different groups of callers, so that messages appropriate to the caller and the called party's current activities can be sent.

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

H04M 3/533; H04M 1/65; H04M 3/436

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 1/65 (2006.01); H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H04M 3/436 (2006.01); H04M 3/533 (2006.01); H04M 1/57 (2006.01); H04Q 3/72 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/533 (2013.01); H04M 1/57 (2013.01); H04M 3/42059 (2013.01); H04M 3/436 (2013.01); H04M 3/53366 (2013.01); H04M 3/53383 (2013.01); H04M 2242/22 (2013.01); H04Q 3/72 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0007350A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0007350 A1 20000210; EP 1101347 A1 20010523; JP 2003525531 A 20030826

INPADOC legal status


2004-08-04 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040203

2001-05-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001128

2001-05-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE