Global Patent Index - EP 0980623 A1

EP 0980623 A1 20000223 - CALL MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING CALLS DURING AN INTERNET SESSION

Title (en)

CALL MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING CALLS DURING AN INTERNET SESSION

Title (de)

ANRUFVERWALTUNGS-GERÄT UND VERFAHREN FÜR ANRUFBEARBEITUNG WÄHREND EINER INTERNET-SITZUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE GESTION DES APPELS ET PROCEDES PERMETTANT DE TRAITER LES APPELS DURANT UNE SESSION INTERNET

Publication

EP 0980623 A1 20000223 (EN)

Application

EP 98909250 A 19980311

Priority

  • CA 9800200 W 19980311
  • US 85212597 A 19970506

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9851063A1] A system and method complete a telephone call connection using an in-progress Internet connection. A user conducting the Internet session is notified of incoming calls, and may make outgoing calls. A voice gateway at the Internet Service Provider (ISP) handles transfer of telephone call information between a public switched telephone system (PSTN) and an ISP-access connection established by the ISP. In this way, voice is transmitted over the relatively real-time connection between the ISP and the user. Calls to the user are first attempted to be routed to the user, but when the user line is found to be busy, the call is forwarded to the voice gateway. The voice gateway receives the forwarded call, and determines whether the line associated with the forwarded call is conducting an Internet session. If such a connection is established, the voice gateway sends a notification over the Internet connection to the user. The user can then decide how to dispose of the call. If the user decides to take the call, voice information continues to be transferred between the user and the person making the call on the PSTN, using the ISP-access connection.

IPC 1-7

H04M 3/42; H04L 29/06; H04M 7/00

IPC 8 full level

H04M 3/428 (2006.01); H04M 7/00 (2006.01); H04M 3/533 (2006.01); H04M 3/54 (2006.01); H04M 7/12 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

H04M 3/428 (2013.01); H04M 7/0057 (2013.01); H04M 7/122 (2013.01); H04M 3/54 (2013.01); H04M 2203/156 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9851063A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB LI

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9851063 A1 19981112; CA 2283935 A1 19981112; EP 0980623 A1 20000223

DOCDB simple family (application)

CA 9800200 W 19980311; CA 2283935 A 19980311; EP 98909250 A 19980311