Scalable conference bridge

  • US 10,009,389 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2014
  • Issued: 06/26/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving at a host server comprising a first multimedia conference bridge hosting a conference call, a call request from a second caller endpoint;

    determining, in response to a transfer triggering event, that the first multimedia conference bridge hosting the conference call is unable to accept the call request;

    identifying a first caller endpoint that has resources to accept the call request and is connected to the first multimedia conference bridge such that the first caller endpoint can connect to the conference call;

    forwarding, from the first multimedia conference bridge to the first caller endpoint, the call request; and

    in response to the call request, connecting the second caller endpoint to the conference call via a second multimedia conference bridge at the first caller endpoint based on the connection between the first caller endpoint and the conference call;

    wherein the first caller endpoint receives the call request while the first caller endpoint is a participant connected to the conference call.

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