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

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7577429
APP PUB NO 20080037741A1
SERIAL NO

11837302

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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, WA29866

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adams, Aditha May Seattle, US 39 917
Bear, Eric Gould Bellevue, US 27 785
Crosier, Dale C Kirkland, US 23 581
DeMaio, Pasquale Bellevue, US 55 865
Kaneko, Steve Medina, US 27 821
Ledbetter, Carl Mercer Island, US 37 1153
Magendanz, Chad Issaquah, US 24 788
Plank, Robert Scott Bellevue, US 16 290
Van, Flandern Michael W Seattle, US 20 943

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