Method and apparatus for managing communications between a client and a server in a network

  • US 5,896,444 A
  • Filed: 06/03/1996
  • Issued: 04/20/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a first processing system communicating with a second processing system over a communication link, the communication link including a telephone line connected to the first processing system, a method of responding to a disruption in communication associated with a call waiting signal transmitted on the telephone line, the method comprising:

  • receiving a call waiting signal from the telephone line after communication has been established between the first processing system and the second processing system;

    terminating communication with the second processing system in response to the call waiting signal;

    monitoring the telephone line to determine when there is no incoming ring signal on the telephone line and when all of one or more extensions associated with the telephone line are on-hook; and

    when it is determined that there is no incoming ring signal and all extensions are on-hook, initiating communication with the second processing system by transmitting a communication call from the first processing system to the second processing system.

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