Patent Number: 6,430,272

Title: Message switching apparatus for processing message according to message processing procedure

Abstract: A plurality of motive-procedure sets respectively composed of a motive, a condition and a procedure of a message processing edited according to user's intention are stored in advance for each user. When a message sent for a receiver is received in a message switching apparatus, it is judged whether or not one of the motives corresponding to a plurality of motive-procedure sets for the receiver is fired. When a particular motive is fired, a particular message processing of a particular motive-procedure set corresponding to the particular motive is performed in cases where a particular condition of the particular motive-procedure set is satisfied, so that an incoming call of the message is notified to the receiver or the message is transmitted or forwarded to the receiver according to the particular message processing. Accordingly, even though a user does not have a knowledge of a computer or a message processing apparatus, any message sent for the user can be automatically processed in the message processing apparatus according to user's intention.

Inventors: Maruyama; Tomoaki (Yokohama, JP), Iizuka; Yasuki (Fujisawa, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04M 3/50 (20060101); H04M 3/533 (20060101); H04M 001/64 ()

Expiration Date: 08/06/2010