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SECOND CALLER ALGORITHM FOR MIRS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007261D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Timothy Groch: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The following describes a new method of han- dling an interconnect call in a MIRS system when a call is attempted to an already busy Subscriber Unit W).

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Technical Developments Volume 22 June 1994

SECOND CALLER ALGORITHM FOR MIRS

by Timothy Groch, Michael Kloos and Bankim Pate1

  'fhe following describes a new method of han- dling an interconnect call in a MIRS system when a call is attempted to an already busy Subscriber Unit
W).

  Voice mail, "Call Waiting" and "3 Way Calls" are all common features of communications systems. The algorithm described here combines them along with the ability to listen in on an in-progress voice mail recording to create a unique method of han- dling an incoming call to an already busy SU.

  In the current system (as in a typical landline telephone service), a call to an already busy subscriber unit is simply given a busy signal or routed to voicemail. This invention is a software algorithm which gives the user added flexibility in the way the incoming call is handled.

  When a call is attempted to an already busy subscriber unit, the busy unit gives an audible and/or visual indication of such (as would "call waiting" in landline telephone service). The incoming call is auto-

matically routed to voice mail. This new algorithm would allow the user of the busy SU the option of "listening in" on the voice mail message being lefi by the incoming caller. After determining the iden- tity ofthe caller, the user has the option oE

1. Ignoring the incoming call and allow the caller to complete the voice mail message;

2. F'ut the current call on hold and connect to the incoming call;

3. Disc...