Patents by Inventor Al Baker

Al Baker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8856665
    Abstract: User-preference information is utilized in conjunction with a conference bridge for the purpose of customizing the receiving of text data, alerts, or other associated information. These settings can be stored in a media file, or a set of data that is kept on an endpoint, such as a conference-enabled endpoint or it can be a configuration of data maintained by one or more conference bridges. This user preference information can specify various preferences such as language, font, phone capabilities, phone number associated with a conference, video conferencing capabilities, preferences for rendering images, multi-media content preferences, whiteboard resolution, volume, and in general, any preference associated with any application or data associated with a conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Matt Jerome Stevens
  • Patent number: 8527656
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. A SIP endpoint maintains an ordered list of the controllers that are available to it and registers with a subset containing the first N controllers in the list, where N is a plurality, but not all, of the controllers in the list, and obtains services from one or more of the controllers of the subset. If one of the controllers of the subset becomes unavailable, the endpoint registers with the (N+1)st controller in the list, thereby adding it to the subset. If and when the one controller becomes available again, the endpoint de-registers with the (N+1)st controller, thereby removing it from the subset, and if necessary re-registers with one controller. The subset thus forms a sliding window on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Eric Cooper
  • Patent number: 8107361
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. The present invention is adapted to allow SIP endpoints or User Agents to discover and select the controller or controllers that the SIP endpoint will register with. Selection of the controller or controllers may be based upon the relative attributes of the controllers and the needs of the SIP endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 8018848
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable User Agent. The present invention is adapted to allow the User Agent to detect the status of the network, thus providing the User Agent to perform failover/failback operations. The User Agent may be adapted to determine the status of the network based on its own monitoring mechanisms and/or based on messages received from other network components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 7995466
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. The present invention may utilize messages, such as SIP NOTIFY messages, to trigger various network components to failover and failback based on the determined status of the SIP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber
  • Publication number: 20100275134
    Abstract: User-preference information is utilized in conjunction with a conference bridge for the purpose of customizing the receiving of text data, alerts, or other associated information. These settings can be stored in a media file, or a set of data that is kept on an endpoint, such as a conference-enabled endpoint or it can be a configuration of data maintained by one or more conference bridges. This user preference information can specify various preferences such as language, font, phone capabilities, phone number associated with a conference, video conferencing capabilities, preferences for rendering images, multi-media content preferences, whiteboard resolution, volume, and in general, any preference associated with any application or data associated with a conference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Matt Jerome Stevens
  • Publication number: 20100228560
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for organizing contact lists or buddy lists are provided. In one implementation a contact list may be predicatively updated, without user input and not necessarily based upon user provisioned rules, but instead based upon call history information and enterprise information. The predictive organization of the buddy list enables more intelligent communications and may facilitate greater user knowledge of available communication resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Matt Jerome Stevens, Al Baker
  • Publication number: 20100070563
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. A SIP endpoint maintains an ordered list of the controllers that are available to it and registers with a subset containing the first N controllers in the list, where N is a plurality, but not all, of the controllers in the list, and obtains services from one or more of the controllers of the subset. If one of the controllers of the subset becomes unavailable, the endpoint registers with the (N+1)st controller in the list, thereby adding it to the subset. If and when the one controller becomes available again, the endpoint de-registers with the (N+1)st controller, thereby removing it from the subset, and if necessary re-registers with one controller. The subset thus forms a sliding window on the list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Eric Cooper
  • Publication number: 20090245183
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. The present invention is adapted to allow SIP endpoints or User Agents to discover and select the controller or controllers that the SIP endpoint will register with. Selection of the controller or controllers may be based upon the relative attributes of the controllers and the needs of the SIP endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Publication number: 20090245492
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable User Agent. The present invention is adapted to allow the User Agent to detect the status of the network, thus providing the User Agent to perform failover/failback operations. The User Agent may be adapted to determine the status of the network based on its own monitoring mechanisms and/or based on messages received from other network components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Publication number: 20090245098
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. The present invention may utilize messages, such as SIP NOTIFY messages, to trigger various network components to failover and failback based on the determined status of the SIP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber
  • Patent number: 7196630
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for analyzing a user's communication activity to determine presence patterns at one or more communication devices. A user's presence at one or more communication devices is monitored over time to detect at least one pattern of behavior indicating that a user is likely to be present at a given communication device during a particular time interval. Once a presence pattern is detected, a call that is destined for the user during the associated time interval can be automatically routed to the user at the given communication device. As a transition between each presence pattern is reached, i.e., when the user changes locations or devices, the probability of the user being present on one device decreases while the probability of the user being present on another device increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Al Baker
  • Patent number: 7159016
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically and automatically configuring an endpoint device to a computer network of a network system. When the endpoint device, such as a computer or router, initially connects to a computer network, it is dynamically assigned or allocated a first unique network (IP) address, as by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. The allocation of the first network address is monitored and, in response to the monitored allocation, a connection between a configuration manager and the endpoint device is established. The class of the endpoint device is then remotely identified and appropriate configuration information stored in a configuration database is retrieved and utilized to automatically configure the endpoint device within the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Al Baker
  • Publication number: 20050068166
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for analyzing a user's communication activity to determine presence patterns at one or more communication devices. A user's presence at one or more communication devices is monitored over time to detect at least one pattern of behavior indicating that a user is likely to be present at a given communication device during a particular time interval. Once a presence pattern is detected, a call that is destined for the user during the associated time interval can be automatically routed to the user at the given communication device. As a transition between each presence pattern is reached, i.e., when the user changes locations or devices, the probability of the user being present on one device decreases while the probability of the user being present on another device increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventor: Al Baker
  • Publication number: 20030115298
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically and automatically configuring an endpoint device to a computer network of a network system. When the endpoint device, such as a computer or router, initially connects to a computer network, it is dynamically assigned or allocated a first unique network (IP) address, as by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. The allocation of the first network address is monitored and, in response to the monitored allocation, a connection between a configuration manager and the endpoint device is established. The class of the endpoint device is then remotely identified and appropriate configuration information stored in a configuration database is retrieved and utilized to automatically configure the endpoint device within the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Al Baker
  • Patent number: 5288887
    Abstract: Platinum(IV) complexes with mixed carboxylato ligands having the formula: ##STR1## where X.sup.1 and X.sup.2 are carboxylato, or are jointly dicarboxylato, where .sup.1 Y and Y.sup.2 are carboxylato, and where Z is either diaminocyclohexane or ethylenediamine, have been found to have desirable antitumor activity, as well as relatively low levels of toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University Texas System
    Inventors: Abdul R. Khokhar, Zahid H. Siddik, Salaam Al-Baker