Patents Assigned to Avaya Inc.
  • Patent number: 11330022
    Abstract: Providing a user experience on a multimodal communications terminal configured to communicate according to a plurality of communication includes: executing a single application that provides a user experience (UX) for controlling user selection of preferences of the plurality of communication methods when originating or receiving communication sessions; and providing, via the single application, a selectable control that is persistent such that the selectable control is displayed in any screen of the single application, wherein the control allows selection of one of the plurality of communication methods to use for a particular communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jason G. Tanabe, Kyle Klassen, Geoffrey L. Baskwill, Jason Milley
  • Patent number: 11330080
    Abstract: Downloadable pluggable services and methods of distributing the same are described. The downloadable pluggable services may correspond to communication services that can be downloaded to upgrade a communication system. The downloadable pluggable services may include a number of component parts that can be distributed among various servers in the communication system being upgraded along with instructions that enable the component parts to instruct each server in the communication system to operate in a coordinated fashion so as to provide the downloaded service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Haserodt, William T. Walker, John Meiners, Renee Krahn, Donald E. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 11330107
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables a call to be immediately reconnected to the same agent of a contact center after the agent has been disconnected while the caller remains connected to the contact center. A method provides determining that a first agent system, operated by a first agent of the contact center, has been disconnected from a communication session between the first agent system and a first caller system, operated by a first caller, due to a non-recoverable error. The first caller system remains connected to the contact center. The method further provides generating identification information that identifies the communication session and generating a link to join the communication session that includes the identification information. The method also provides transferring the link to a second agent system operated by the first agent. The second agent system is connected to the communication session when the second agent system follows the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Pushkar Deole, Jibin George
  • Patent number: 11323376
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods for controlling bandwidth across a network address translation (NAT) system. In a particular embodiment a method provides, identifying a first endpoint and a second endpoint to a communication session. The first endpoint is located within a domain of the NAT system and the second endpoint is located outside to the domain. The method further provides determining a bandwidth limitation for the communication session and exchanging communications between the first and second endpoints in accordance with the bandwidth limitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Chatterjee, Biswajyoti Pal, Jaydeep Bhalerao
  • Patent number: 11310337
    Abstract: Interactive contact center menu traversal via text stream interaction is disclosed. A user device establishes an interactive session with a server device. The user device receives, from the server device, a first text stream comprising a first contact center prompt. The user device scrolls a plurality of text components of the first text stream on a display over a first text stream presentation period of time, with text components presented earlier in time being replaced on the display with subsequent text components. The user device receives, from a user, a first user input in response to the first text stream and communicates the first user input to the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Yoakum, Tony McCormack
  • Patent number: 11289077
    Abstract: A contact center system can receive audio messages. The system can review audio messages by identifying phoneme strings within the audio messages associated with a characteristic. A phoneme can be a component of spoken language. Identified phoneme strings are used to analyze subsequent audio messages to determine the presence of the characteristic without requiring human analysis. Thus, the identification of phoneme strings then can be used to determine a characteristic of audio messages without transcribing the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Valentine C. Matula, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11290597
    Abstract: A computer-implemented process includes receiving an incoming contact at a contact center from a user; identifying a plurality of different portions of the incoming contact, each of a plurality of portions associated with a respective topic; and for each of the different portions, routing that different portion to a respective agent of the contact center based on its associated respective topic. Furthermore, the process includes receiving a respective response from one or more of the respective agents, the respective response pertaining to the different portion routed to that agent; combining the respective response from the one or more of the respective agents to form a first composite response; and forwarding the first composite response to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Harshad Apshankar, Valentine C. Matula
  • Patent number: 11283924
    Abstract: Contact manager computer system and method to dynamically generate an aggregated context information, including: a monitoring module configured: to monitor a communication session with a customer; to determine one or more communication contexts of the customer; to determine one or more communication contexts of an agent assisting the customer; to obtain customer context information from the one or more determined communication contexts of the customer; to obtain agent context information from the one or more determined communication contexts of the agent; a processor coupled to a memory, the memory configured to store context information under control of the processor; an aggregated context information generation module to generate the aggregated context information from the obtained customer context information and the obtained agent context information; an inference module to create an inference from the aggregated context information; and a display module to display a result of the inference to an agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Neil O'Connor, Tony McCormack, John H. Yoakum
  • Patent number: 11281439
    Abstract: Data is received from one or more sensors in a first communication endpoint. The received data is related to a communication session between the first communication endpoint and at least a second communication endpoint. For example the communication session may be a voice call between the first communication endpoint and the second communication endpoint. An action, a user, and a resource are identified based on the received data. A display is generated on the first communication endpoint that presents at least one of a simplified user interface command and a simplified user interface command builder. The simplified user interface command and the simplified user interface command builder are generated based on the identified user, action, and resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Luciano Godoy Fagundes
  • Patent number: 11270267
    Abstract: Information is identified as sensitive and a lapsed time job (Chron Job) is created that will allow the deletion of sensitive information after a period of time. The interval could be set to be longer than vacation or other planned use, and yet short enough to limit the period where risk to the organization or individual is incurred. The Chron Job could be integrated with the user's calendar, such that the Chron Job considers holiday time as a means of delaying execution of the Chron Job which would allow a shorter interval to be selected. In addition to deletion of the information identified as sensitive, additional steps could also be taken, such as the purging of the recycle bin, modification of the FAT, and optionally the deletion of related information. Once information is identified as sensitive, the information and derivative works are tracked and managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Mohler, Jason H. Vick
  • Patent number: 11264012
    Abstract: Conversations between agents of a contact center and a customer are often transcribed so that text is maintained. However, text conversations consist only of text and omit significant portions of a conversation that are conveyed outside of the specific words spoken. By determining the emotion, tone, or other aspect in a conversation, which may contradict the text content, a data structure may be maintained such that the textual content is annotated with emotion or tonal information and/or utilized in a routing decision to cause a communication network to be altered, such as to include at least one additional node based upon a particular emotion or tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Piyush Mital, Nikita Kotak, Asmita Gokhale, Robert E. Braudes
  • Patent number: 11265248
    Abstract: A method, system, device, or apparatus for selecting an IP address for a message. The method, system, device, or apparatus is used when there are two or more IP addresses for a multihomed device. The method determines an IP address reachable from a destination for the message. The message is generated using the reachable IP address as the hostname of the multihomed device. The generated message is transferred to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Dusan Mudric
  • Patent number: 11259758
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and computer readable storage media for facilitating enhanced communication with an application service provider based on medical telemetry collected by a user device. In a particular embodiment, a method provides collecting medical telemetry of a user of the user communication device and processing the medical telemetry to identify abnormalities therein. Upon identifying at least one abnormality in the medical telemetry, the method provides determining whether the at least one abnormality indicates that the user is experiencing a health issue. After determining that the at least one abnormality indicates that the user is experiencing the health issue, the method provides transferring a health notification indicating the health issue to the application service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya, Inc.
    Inventors: Ori Modai, John Yoakum
  • Patent number: 11258901
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include monitoring a contact's communication device while a communication session is in a hold state to determine a sentiment of the contact. Natural language recognition and natural language processing are used to determine a sentiment score of the contact based on overheard communications while the communication session is in the hold state. Then, an action is performed based on the sentiment score of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Pushkar Yashavant Deole, Sandesh Chopdekar, Navin Daga
  • Patent number: 11251956
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, providing identity authentication can comprise registering, by an identity server, Proof Of Identity (POI) information in an identity record for a user of a Rich Communications Services (RCS) network in a secure store and a hash of an identity claim token for the user in an identity management blockchain. The identity server can receive a request to authenticate the user and, in response to the request, provide an encrypted identity claim token for the user. The encrypted identity claim token can comprise an attestation of a certifying authority and, when decrypted and hashed can match the hash of an identity claim token in the identity management blockchain when the user is authentic. An authentication score indicating a degree to which received biometric data of the user and device data matches a set of baseline biometric and device date can also be provided in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Young
  • Patent number: 11240377
    Abstract: A first text message is received from a first user communication endpoint. In one embodiment, the first text message is addressed to a general text messaging address for a corporation. In response to receiving the first text message from the first user communication endpoint, a second text message is sent to the first user communication endpoint. The second text message is used to identify a way to select an individual user of the plurality users. For example, the second text message may have a menu with a list of users. A third text message is received from the first user communication endpoint. The third text message identifies the individual user of the plurality of users. A fourth text message is sent that allows the first user communication endpoint and a user communication endpoint of the selected individual user to establish a text messaging session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 11240038
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a communication system and method to leverage distributed ledger technology as the basis upon which a trustless method can be deployed to validate file provenance and authenticity, while also supporting a strong form of non-repudiation. In one example, the method includes transferring electronic content from a sending communication device to the receiving communication device via Rich Communication Services. The method includes generating, at the sending communication device, file transfer parameters, identity signature and timestamp that are associated with the transfer of electronic content from the sending communication device. The method then includes causing the identity signature and timestamp to be written as part of a content transfer ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John Young, David Chavez
  • Patent number: 11240215
    Abstract: A device, system, and method gives temporary control of a user device using location based grants. The method performed by a control server of a third party is performed when the user device is in a predetermined area. The method includes transmitting authentication data to the user device, the authentication data configured to authenticate the third party to the user device, the predetermined area being associated with the third party. The method includes receiving a request from the user device for command data, the command data configured to be executed on the user device to provide the third party with a limited control over the user device while the user device remains in the predetermined area. The method includes transmitting the command data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Klemm, Parameshwaran Krishnan, Navjot Singh
  • Patent number: 11233899
    Abstract: Endpoints, such as telephones, on a communication network may request an interactive communication with another endpoint. While the request is being processed, the calling endpoint may receive a call from the called endpoint. Systems and methods are provided that automatically allow one endpoint to accept the incoming call, such as by joining the two calls, and terminating their outbound call. As a result, endpoints attempting to call each other may be connected with a single call without requiring any endpoint to be routed to voicemail due to their called endpoint being busy. Additionally, arbitration rules may be provided to resolve any “race condition” where both endpoints would otherwise each accept or each decline their incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Roller Michaelis, Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 11222642
    Abstract: Artificial agents utilized for voice interactions continue to improve in their capacity to conduct more sophisticated interactions. Rather than just presenting a limited set of options, artificial agents are continuing to narrow the gap between generated speech and natural human speech. A requirement is often in place that spoken interactions be recorded, however, storing speech, even with data compression, is a resource-demanding task. Generated speech may be provided from content, such as text, and speech data. By recording an identifier of the content and associated speech data, storage processing and space requirements can be greatly reduced. Playback may be provided from a waveform of audio provided by the human participant and by selecting the content associated with the content identifier and generating speech of the content utilizing settings provided by the speech data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Moran