Patents by Inventor Stephan Herman Maes

Stephan Herman Maes has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6327343
    Abstract: A programmable automatic call and data transfer processing system which automatically processes incoming telephone calls, facsimiles and e-mails based on the identity of the caller or author, the subject matter of the message or request, and/or the time of day, which includes: a central server for automatically answering an incoming call and collecting voice data of a caller; a speaker recognition module connected to the server for identifying the caller or author; a switching module responsive to the speaker recognition module for processing the call or message in accordance with a pre-programmed procedure based on the identification of the caller or author; and a programming interface for programming the server, speaker recognizer module and the switching module. The system is programmed by the user to so as to process incoming telephone calls or e-mail and facsimile messages based on the identity of the caller or author, subject matter and content of the message and the time of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Edward Epstein, Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephan Herman Maes