System for text assisted telephony

CAFC
  • US 8,917,822 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2014
  • Issued: 12/23/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/23/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing captioned services to an assisted user using a captioned device communicating with a hearing person using a hearing person'"'"'s device wherein the captioned device and the hearing person'"'"'s device are linkable via a first communication link, the method comprising the steps of, at a relay that is remote from the assisted user'"'"'s device and a hearing person'"'"'s device:

  • receiving a request for captioning service from the captioned device on a second communication link;

    in response to the request for captioning service, invoking a captioning service at the relay wherein the relay performs the steps of;

    receiving hearing user'"'"'s voice signals from the captioned device;

    providing the hearing user'"'"'s voice signals to a call assistant to transcribe into text; and

    transmitting the text to the captioned device to display;

    wherein the step of receiving a request may occur prior to establishing the first communication link between the captioned device and the hearing person'"'"'s device; and

    wherein the step of receiving a request may occur subsequent to establishing the first communication link between the captioned device and the hearing person'"'"'s device.

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