07599476 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 24 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
11/865472
Publication Number
7599476 (B2)
Application Date
October 1, 2007
Publication Date
October 6, 2009
Inventor
Kevin Connelly
Lynchburg
VA, US
John Pantana
Lynchburg
VA, US
Agent
Novak Druce Quigg
Assignee
Advanced Logic
VA, US
IPC
H04M 11/06
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