Stan Kugell

Stan Kugell
Nationality American

Harvard Law School[1] Harvard University Kennedy School of Government[1] Stanford University[1]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology[1]
Occupation Investor, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Syndicated Radio Host
Organization MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, Xerox PARC
Notable work Dired, Javelin Software, Telephone and Geolocation Patents
Board member of

Chairman Alfama, Inc., Chairman Fairfield Computer Corporation, Former Chairman A-FAX, Former Chairman All-Desk,[2] Former Board of Overseers Boston Baroque, Former Director Buckminster Corporation, Former Director FaxNet, Former Director Javelin Software, Former Director Office One,

Former Chairman Wizi[3]

PC Magazine Technical Excellence[4]

InfoWorld Software Product of the Year[5][6]

Stan Kugell is an American investor, entrepreneur, inventor, and computer scientist.[7] He is current or former director of over a dozen corporate and non-profit boards,[7] and remains active advising technology entrepreneurs.[7][8] He was a research scientist at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab,[9] where he invented Dired.[10][11] At the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center he and Ed McCreight built the first voicemail system.[7] He co-founded Javelin Software and was primary designer of its user interface.[12][13] He is inventor or co-inventor of seven U.S. and international patents and applications. [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] He co-hosted Kugell & McLaughlin, a nationally syndicated political talk radio program, and served as a commentator on the public radio show Marketplace and on the Pacifica Radio Network.


  1. 1 2 3 4 As MIT Research Affiliate
  2. All-Desk
  3. Wizi
  4. PC Magazine 2nd Annual Technical Excellence Award (1985)
  5. Backstage: InfoWorld's movers and shakers
  6. The Personal Computer Museum - Javelin
  7. 1 2 3 4 Bloomberg Businessweek
  8. Boston Business Journal
  9. Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab 1975 Telephone Directory
  10. Kugell, Stanley G. (1974). "SAILDART/1978-08". Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab DART (Dump and Restore Technique) Archive. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  11. SAILDART Username key for above
  12. Christian Science Monitor
  13. Javelin Presented by Stan Kugell on the Computer Chronicles public television show at 10:00 minute mark
  14. U.S. Patent 6,804,335 Method for providing telephonic services
  15. U.S. Patent 6,111,940 Method for providing telephonic services
  16. U.S. Patent 5,802,160 Multi-ring telephone method and system
  17. U.S. Patent 5,751,794 Proactive voice mail service
  18. U.S. Patent 5,729,595 Never-busy facsimile service
  19. U.S. Patent 5,146,491 Telephone billing method
  20. U.S. Patent Application 20100211649 Method and System for Sending Message with Geographic Reference

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