Network having selectively accessible recipient prioritized communication channel profiles

  • US 5,513,126 A
  • Filed: 10/04/1993
  • Issued: 04/30/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a network having a plurality of devices interconnected over a network channel having a plurality of network subscribers, the method of identifying the mode in which to transmit predetermined data from a given sender to a designated recipient on the network comprising the steps of:

  • identifying the recipient to receive the data from a database of network subscribers,accessing the communication profile of the recipient for receiving said predetermined data from the database of network subscribers, said communication profile prioritizing different modes in which the designated recipient prefers to receive data from any network subscriber so that at least one device on the network to which the given sender can transmit the predetermined data to the designated recipient is identified,responsive to the communication profile of the recipient for receiving said predetermined data, determining the designated recipient'"'"'s preferred mode of receiving data, andconveying the predetermined data from the given sender to a device on the network that corresponds to the recipient'"'"'s preferred mode of receiving data designated by the communication profile of the recipient, so that the given sender is not required to convert data from one mode to another.

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