US Patent No: 7,835,514

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Provide a graceful transfer out of active wait treatment

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The present invention provides a graceful transfer of a contact from a queue to another party. More particularly, exit points are defined within a given wait treatment for the contact. While the contact is in queue waiting for service the initiator of the contact is able provided with the wait treatment. When the contact is ready to be removed from the queue (e.g., because a servicing agent is ready to available to service the contact), the contact is kept in the queue and continues to be provided the wait treatment until an exit point has been reached.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AVAYA INC.BASKING RIDGE, NJ2420

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Snyder, Robert New Freedom, PA 41 1081
Taylor, Robin D - 1 2

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AVAYA TECHNOLOGY LLC (4)
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6,820,260 Customized applet-on-hold arrangement 35 1999
6,389,132 Multi-tasking, web-based call center 183 1999
 
E-TALK CORPORATION (4)
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ASPECT COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (3)
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AT&T CORP. (3)
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