Two-way voice messaging terminal having a speech to text converter

  • US 5,724,410 A
  • Filed: 12/18/1995
  • Issued: 03/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A voice messaging terminal for communicating with at least one receiving terminal, comprising:

  • microphone means for receiving a voice message, and for converting said voice message to an analog electrical signal;

    first processing means for digitizing said analog electrical signal into a coded digital signal;

    a first memory for storing said coded digital signal;

    receiving terminal selection means connected to said first memory for determining whether said at least one receiving terminal is capable of reproducing said voice message and for providing a first output of said at least one receiving terminal is not capable of reproducing said voice message and for providing a second output of said at least one receiving terminal is capable of reproducing said voice message;

    converter means for converting said coded digital signal into a text message in response to said first output from said receiving terminal selection means;

    encoding means for encoding said text message with a communications protocol to provide an encoded text message in response to said first output from said receiving terminal selection means and for encoding said coded digital signal with said communications protocol to provide an encoded digital voice message in response to said second output from said receiving terminal selection means; and

    ,transmitting means for transmitting said encoded text message in response to said first output from said receiving terminal selection means and for transmitting said encoded voice message in response to said second output from said receiving terminal selection means.

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