Global Patent Index - EP 1016262 A1

EP 1016262 A1 2000-07-05 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING AN INCOMING CALL TO A COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT IS ALREADY ENGAGED IN A COMMUNICATION SESSION

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING AN INCOMING CALL TO A COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT IS ALREADY ENGAGED IN A COMMUNICATION SESSION

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR VERBINDUNG EINES ANKOMMENDEN RUFS MIT EINEM RECHNERSYSTEM, DAS SCHON IN EINER KOMMUNIKATIONSSITZUNG BESCHÄFTIGT IST

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE CONNEXION D'UN APPEL ENTRANT A UN SYSTEME INFORMATIQUE DEJA OCCUPE DANS UNE SESSION DE COMMUNICATION

Publication

EP 1016262 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98904748 A

Priority

  • US 9801679 W
  • US 80169897 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9836551A1] A server (112) is configured to connect an incoming call to a client computer (102), wherein the call is generated by a telephone handset (140) and destined for a local PSTN extension (106) that is already in use by the client computer (102) communicating with the server (112) for another purpose. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the server (112) is comprised of a storage medium and an execution unit. The storage medium having stored therein a plurality of programming instructions for implementing communication services for facilitating the connection of the incoming phone call on behalf of the client computer (102) and interleavingly delivering the incoming call signals to the client computer (102), and accepting interleaved outbound call signals from the client computer (102) and transmitting outbound call signals on behalf of the client computer (102) to the telephone handset (140). The execution unit, coupled to the storage medium, is responsible for executing the programming instructions.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 3/428; H04M 3/436

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/428 (2006.01); H04M 3/436 (2006.01); H04Q 3/00 (2006.01); H04M 1/57 (2006.01); H04M 3/533 (2006.01); H04M 3/54 (2006.01); H04M 7/00 (2006.01); H04M 7/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/4281 (2013.01); H04M 3/436 (2013.01); H04Q 3/0029 (2013.01); H04M 1/57 (2013.01); H04M 3/42042 (2013.01); H04M 3/533 (2013.01); H04M 3/54 (2013.01); H04M 7/0033 (2013.01); H04M 7/12 (2013.01); H04M 7/126 (2013.01); H04M 7/129 (2013.01); H04M 7/1295 (2013.01); H04M 2203/156 (2013.01); H04M 2203/2011 (2013.01); H04M 2203/2066 (2013.01); H04M 2242/22 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE DK ES FR IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9836551 A1 19980820; AU 6254598 A 19980908; CA 2281479 A1 19980820; CA 2281479 C 20020723; EP 1016262 A1 20000705; EP 1016262 A4 20040922; FI 991727 A 19990813; SE 9902820 D0 19990730; SE 9902820 L 19991013

INPADOC legal status


2006-03-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20050901

2004-09-22 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20040805

2004-09-22 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- IPC: 7H 04M 3/428 A

2004-09-22 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- IPC: 7H 04M 3/436 B

2001-06-27 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ITXC, INC.

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2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19990907

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE DK ES FR IT