05633916 is referenced by 203 patents and cites 24 patents.

An integrated voice and data messaging system is disclosed. The system includes a Server comprising a first computer, a network applications platform (NAP) running on the first computer, and means for storing voice and data messages. In addition, the system includes a Client comprising a second computer with an associated display and means for transmitting analog voice messages and digital data messages to the Server, a Client/Server interface coupling the Client to the Server and providing a medium over which the Client and Server communicate; and a Universal Mailbox Application running on the Server, the Client, or both the Server and Client. The system is capable of visually indicating to a user, via the display device associated with the Client computer, that a message has been delivered for the user and is being held by the Server, wherein the message may be a voice, data or facsimile message. The system is particularly suited for exchanging messages among Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) users having access to one or more database services, including a voice-mail service. The SOHO users are typically not attached to a local area network (LAN) and gain access to a Server of the messaging system through a public switched telephone network (PSTN), a telephone and a personal computer (PC).

Title
Universal messaging service using single voice grade telephone line within a client/server architecture
Application Number
8/367973
Publication Number
5633916
Application Date
December 30, 1994
Publication Date
May 27, 1997
Inventor
Edwin M Elrod
Downingtown
PA, US
John Homan
Ephrata
PA, US
Gary P Russell
King of Prussia
PA, US
Frederick C Kruesi
Exton
PA, US
Bruce Goldhagen
Newtown Square
PA, US
Agent
John F O Rourke
Mark T Starr
John B Sowell
Assignee
Unisys Corporation
PA, US
IPC
H04M 1/64
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