US Patent No: 7,577,429

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Real-time communications architecture and methods for use with a personal computer system

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A system and method for improved real-time communications in a computer system that eliminates the distinctions between various communication devices, communication channels and types of communication, including voice, text and video, is provided. When connected for communication, the user may easily move between modalities, including switching devices on which the user is communicating, switching networks, and transitioning between types of communication. A computer system includes various integrated communications-related devices, and a controller controls those devices based on user actions entered via buttons or user interface software and provides notifications to the user. The user is able to input data via any appropriate input mechanism, and receive data on any suitable output mechanism. Improved non-linear caller ID navigation is also provided.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA25838

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adams, Aditha May Seattle, WA 52 474
Bear, Eric Gould Bellevue, WA 47 459
Crosier, Dale C Kirkland, WA 40 368
DeMaio, Pasquale Bellevue, WA 78 370
Kaneko, Steve Medina, WA 47 504
Ledbetter, Carl Mercer Island, WA 56 731
Magendanz, Chad Issaquah, WA 44 461
Plank, Robert Scott Bellevue, WA 24 215
Van, Flandern Michael W Seattle, WA 28 767

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (4)
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