System and method for using telephony controls on a personal computer

  • US 7,440,556 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2003
  • Issued: 10/21/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A general purpose computer system for executing a telephony application, comprising:

  • an application having telephony functionality for handling telephony-related communication signals, the application being enabled to execute telephony-related communication tasks and telephony functionality in response to user input;

    a graphical user interface providing a telephony control for inputting a plurality of telephony commands, the graphical user interface enabled to receive user commands;

    an operating system comprising control handling logic and indicator/display logic, and being operably coupled to the telephony control and the application, the operating system being enabled to receive an input command from the telephony control and to send the input command to the application; and

    a communications controller enabling a user to connect to each of a plurality of communications channels, the controller enabled to provide on-demand transitioning during a phone call, and the controller enabled to receive data and output data on each of a plurality of devices.

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