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Method to Open Several Lines (Threads) in a Single Conference Call

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245363D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamic communication in a telephone conference that opens partitioned threads to enable private communication between participants.​

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Method to Open Several Lines (Threads) in a Single Conference Call

In a conference call, currently is not possible to establish a direct communication between users in private lines without losing the main conference focus. If a participant wants to have a separate/private communication, then the user must switch between calls, one at time.

The novel contribution is a method and system for dynamic communication in a telephone conference that opens partitioned threads to enable private communication between participants. The solution is relative to the capacity of the telephone system controller to generate different threads or communication channels on the same call , so the users can communicate certain information to a particular participant in the conference, without disturbing the other participants.

To implement the system and method in a preferred embodiment :


1. Open conference call
2. Participants/users enter (e.g., five people)

3. During the call, User 1 wants to ask a question of User 2
4. User 1 selects User 2 in the interface that controls the conference (i.e., phone or personal computer)

5. The system automatically notifies User 2 of the newly generated thread
6. User 1 talks
7. User 2 listens to the general conversation and the voice of User 1
8. User 2 talks
9. User 1 listens the general conversation and the voice of User 2
10. Users 1 and 2 have the option to switch the voice between both (or more, depending of the thread number) lines

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