07286650 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 14 patents.

Disclosed is a unified messaging system and method for combining a voice-mail system with an e-mail system. The present invention is a hybrid event driven system that polls a universal e-mail box for receipts, with the voice-mail system being fully event driven. The present invention maintains two persistent log-ins to the universal e-mail box, one to deliver messages and one to read message receipts. Thus, the system and method does not need to log-in and -out or read the entire list of messages. The present invention uses a file system instead of a state database. The system and method acts in real time such that messages in the unified messaging systems are synchronized within a pre-determined real-time. The system and method uses a “fail-safing” technique in which, after copies of messages are made and stored by each messaging component, allows one system to work if another is down.

Title
System and method for voice-mail and e-mail synchronization
Application Number
10/895310
Publication Number
7286650 (B2)
Application Date
July 21, 2004
Publication Date
October 23, 2007
Inventor
Kevin Connelly
Lynchburg
VA, US
John Pantana
Lynchburg
VA, US
Agent
Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher
Assignee
Advanced Logic
VA, US
IPC
H04M 11/06
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