Method and apparatus for providing caller identification based responses in a computer telephony environment

  • US 7,149,208 B2
  • Filed: 09/25/1996
  • Issued: 12/12/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a packet-switched computer network over which packets from a plurality of packet-based Internet telephony processes are transmitted, the telephony processes having a dynamically assigned protocol address that is dynamically assigned upon connecting to an Internet and is temporary for each instance of connecting to the Internet, a method, performed in connection with a telephony process executed on a communications end-point device, of selectively alerting a user of an incoming communication over the computer network comprising the steps of:

  • A. receiving a call packet containing an information profile identifying one of the plurality of telephony processes which is the source of an incoming communication; and

    B. responding to the incoming communication by transmitting a responsive packet over the computer network in accordance with the identity of the source;

    wherein a central server stores the dynamically assigned protocol addresses to establish an Internet telephony communication between the telephony processes.

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