Kirusa Granted Voice SMS Patent

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - Kirusa has been granted a patent on its Voice SMS technology (patent number 7,184,786) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The granted patent, filed in 2003, covers several aspects of the Voice SMS technology invented by Kirusa that form the foundation of its Voice SMS product offerings.

For Kirusa's customers, the patent provides the basis for Voice SMS, a service that allows individuals to send short voice messages by speaking, just as they send short text messages by typing.

The patent granted to Kirusa covers several capabilities Kirusa brings to Voice SMS, including Direct Listen technology that allows users to directly access and reply to a voice message without any intervening login or navigation. Other important claims cover convergence with MMS, and the sending of pre-recorded messages. Kirusa has also disclosed use of Voice SMS for other purposes such as Voicemail notification and video messaging in this patent.

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