(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,222,838 Bi
Sparks et al. (45) Date of Patent: Apr. 24,2001
(56) References Cited
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Primary Examiner—Melvin Marcelo
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Brooks & Kushman P.C.
A method and system for delivering audio and data files includes a data network and a voice network. A user station provided in communication with the data network receives data files. A telephone provided in communication with the voice network receives audio files. An application server in communication with the data network stores and executes applications programs which include audio features. An audio server in communication with the application server and the voice network is operative to dial a telephone, deliver a selected audio file to the telephone, or record and store an audio file.
18 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets