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Alastair T Gordon: Unified messaging system and method. Alphanet Telecom, March 4, 1997: US05608786 (1056 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a unified messaging system and method which is more convenient and advantageously combines or makes use of existing communication channels or networks. Part of the system and method relies on a data communication network forming an intermediate leg of the distributio ...


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Alastair T Gordon, Michael H Reichmann: Data transmission arrangement. Alphanet Technology Corporation, November 6, 1990: US04969184 (131 worldwide citation)

An improved data transmission system which uses the telephone system for transmitting information between data transmitting/receiving devices via a process intermediary is taught wherein at least some of the data transmitting/receiving devices can be actuated by a non-telephone actuation signal cont ...


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Alastair T Gordon, Michael H Reichmann: Selective dissemination of information. May 1, 1990: US04922518 (62 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for the selective dissemination of information to subscribers uses a non-telephone authorizing signal to authorize the subscriber stations for which information is to be delivered. The subscriber station, when authorized, dials up a predetermined number to form a telephone channel ...


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Alastair T Gordon: Method for auxiliary software providing instruction for facsimile modem to simulate a telephone communication while connecting to store and forward computer to receive communication. Alphanet Telecom, April 8, 1997: US05619725 (58 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for retrieval of information from a remote computer by a PC equipped with a facsimile modem where the PC initiates the communication. The method and apparatus in a preferred embodiment take advantage of the standard fields associated with facsim ...


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Alastair T Gordon, Michael H Reichmann: Location identification. Alphanet Technology Corporation, July 17, 1990: US04942599 (54 worldwide citation)

An improved data transmission system which transmits data at least partially over existing telephone lines, the improvement comprising devices which, in addition to transmitting and receiving data and being actuated by a non-telephone signal, automatically complete a telephone communication with a p ...


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Alastair T Gordon, Michael H Reichmann: Data transmission system. February 27, 1990: US04905273 (52 worldwide citation)

A device is placed intermediate a data transmitter, such as a facsimile machine and the public switched telephone network, and selectively processes the calls in a predetermined manner. The signals sent by the transmitter are monitored by the process intermediary and when a particular type of signal ...


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Alastair T Gordon, Michael H Reichmann: Facsimile arrangement. Alphanet Telecom, June 13, 1995: US05425081 (30 worldwide citation)

A system, according to the present invention, provides temporary facsimile services to facsimile machines provided in hotel rooms. The system includes an intermediary having a host of direct in-dial telephone numbers which can be selectively activated and assigned to any one facsimile machine of a p ...


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Alastair T Gordon, Michael H Reichmann: Computer diskette drive communication interface. June 29, 1993: US05224216 (20 worldwide citation)

A coupler of the present invention advantageously renders the read/write head of a diskette drive of a computer a data transfer port and preferably an input/output port suitable for connection with a peripheral device. The coupler includes a data transfer element, preferably a read/write element for ...


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Alastair T Gordon: Long distance telephone communication system and method. May 23, 2000: US06067350 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a long distance telephone communication system which is convenient and cost effective. This system advantageously combines or makes use of existing communication channels or networks. The system and method relies on an intermediate leg of the distribution network bei ...


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