Graphic user interface for internet telephony application

CAFC
  • US 6,009,469 A
  • Filed: 09/25/1996
  • Issued: 12/28/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer program product for use with a computer system having a display and an audio transducer, the computer system capable of executing a first process and connecting to other processes and a server process over a computer network, the computer program product comprising a computer usable medium having computer readable code means embodied in the medium comprising:

  • a. program code for generating a user-interface enabling control a first process executing on the computer system;

    b. program code for determining the currently assigned network protocol address of the first process upon connection to the computer network;

    c. program code responsive to the currently assigned network protocol address of the first process, for establishing a communication connection with the server process and for forwarding the assigned network protocol address of the first process and a unique identifier of the first process to the server process upon establishing a communication connection with the server process; and

    d. program code means, responsive to user input commands, for establishing a point-to-point communications with another process over the computer network.

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