Patents by Inventor Gordon R. Brunson

Gordon R. Brunson 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).

  • Publication number: 20100329121
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are provided for marking one or more entities of a call as internal/external such that certain call features can be invoked by servers and other devices residing behind a gateway. More specifically, entities of a call can be marked as internal/external based employing an assessment algorithm to determine whether the calling endpoint is an internal or external endpoint and/or whether a user of the calling or answering endpoint is an internal or external user. Once this determination is made, the call can be marked accordingly such that the appropriate features can be invoked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Frank J. Boyle, Gordon R. Brunson, Chandra Ravipati
  • Publication number: 20100325249
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are provided for taking a pluggable extension and applying it to a unique set of a user population to handle their preferred and user-centric alerting relationships. More particularly, the pluggable extension allows a user to have their personalized contact resolution algorithm applied by a server to calls initiated by them or directed toward. The contact resolution algorithm is pluggable to any server and does not need to be built into the server itself. Moreover, multiple users can refer to and use the same pluggable contact resolution algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Tibor Lukac, Chandra Ravipati
  • Publication number: 20100319059
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for controlling access to a password protected resource are provided. More specifically, different communication profiles can be mapped to a single user and that user can utilize a single password to gain access to the password protected resource using any one of his/her communication profiles. Each communication profile may have a unique authentication value associated therewith, but each unique authentication value may be determined based on the single password, thereby eliminating the need for a user to remember multiple passwords for each of his/her communication profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Amit Agarwal, David Ahrens, Martin Westhead, Gordon R. Brunson, Frank J. Boyle, Harsh V. Mendiratta, Chandra Ravipati
  • Publication number: 20100316207
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for allowing a conference call participant to place a conference call on hold. Additionally, a participant is provided with a number of rejoin and/or hold options that can be executed when the participant puts the conference call on hold and takes the conference call off of hold. The rejoin and/or hold options available to the participant may vary depending upon participant preference or the nature in which the participant is rejoining the conference call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventor: Gordon R. Brunson
  • Patent number: 7746997
    Abstract: A telephony trainer and exerciser allows a user of the telephony system to practice and train using the telephony system and its various features. The telephony trainer and exerciser system provides at least one automated responder, and more preferably, a plurality of automated responders that can be called by the user, thereby allowing the user to practice different operating features of the telephony system. Using a recognizer agent, the automated responders are able to distinguish between commands given by the user and similar statements given by another automated responder. The trainer and exerciser system optionally includes a correlator agent to provide an audio and/or written transcript of the practice session. A coaching feature is also optionally provided to assist a user in operating the trainer and exerciser and/or the telephony system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon R. Brunson
  • Publication number: 20090034700
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Publication number: 20090028303
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Publication number: 20090022286
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Publication number: 20090022289
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted te
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Publication number: 20090022287
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Publication number: 20090022288
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted tel
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Patent number: 7474741
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message containing information regarding one or more messages when a notification is received that the subscriber's communication device is available; (c) provide the subscriber's communication device with a text message relating to a voice message from a different first party received by the messaging system; (d) in response to the subscriber's communication device requesting a connection with at least one of an inputted telephone number and address, provide the subscriber's communication device with a notification respecting at least one eligible message from a second party associated with the at least one of an inputted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Patent number: 7468669
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device, system, and method for identifying interconnect cables used in a network and the locations in the network where the interconnect cables are deployed. The identification information may be used to audit, for example, patch panel connections in a computer or communications network. The preferred embodiments include RFID transponders incorporated at the cable ends. An RFID scanner is used to interrogate the transponders, and the retrieved information is stored and acted on as appropriate. In a first embodiment, secondary contacts are used on the network components for mating with primary contacts on the cable ends in order to generate information as to the location where the cable ends are connected. In a second embodiment, memory modules are incorporated in the components for providing information reflective of connection locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Alexander John Gray Beck, Gordon R. Brunson, Jonathan R. Yee-Hang Choy, Alexander Martin Scholte, David Preshan Thambiratnam
  • Publication number: 20080270457
    Abstract: A media application server, comprising a network interface and a processor adapted to establish voice connections with opposite end devices and to perform on the connections at least one media application task for signals of a plurality of different signal formats, the processor being adapted to establish the connection in a negotiation procedure in which it advertises itself as supporting fewer than the plurality of signal formats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Itai Ephraim Zilbershtein, Zvika Perry, Yaron Pdut, Gordon R. Brunson
  • Patent number: 6876729
    Abstract: A voice message is bookmarked by marking the voice message with a bookmark in a bookmark location. The voice message is accessed at the bookmark location by selecting the bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kuter, Gordon R. Brunson
  • Publication number: 20040141594
    Abstract: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations:
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Andrew Charles Zmolek
  • Patent number: 6738462
    Abstract: A unified communications automated personal name addressing system is provided. The system creates personal address books for system subscribers automatically, without requiring the manual entry of name and address pairs by the subscriber. The system enables a subscriber to appropriately address a communication by providing the name of the intended recipient. In particular, the system of the present invention allows a subscriber to conveniently address any type of communication that may be sent from a unified communication server, even while interfacing with the unified communications server using a conventional voice telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Gordon R. Brunson
  • Patent number: 6038296
    Abstract: An Internet/intranet-based arrangement for interaction between a messaging system and a message originator and delivery of the message originator's message to a mailbox of the messaging system uses TCP/IP communications applications such as HTTP, Telnet, FTP, or Chat as information-transfer and message delivery mechanisms, creating an Internet/intranet-based text, binary, video, and/or multimedia file message-delivery analogue to the call-answer message-creation capability of telephony-based messaging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Robert M. Klein
  • Patent number: 6018762
    Abstract: A way of synchronizing the contents of commonly-owned mailboxes (108, 111) in disparate messaging systems, such as an e-mail system (100) and a multimedia system (101), networked via the Internet (102). The e-mail system uses the existing auto-forwarding feature (115) of the Internet e-mail community to send a copy of every message arriving at the e-mail mailbox to the other system's synchronized mailbox. The other system applies a 3-part synchronization rule (113) to every message (200) arriving at its synchronized mailbox. If it detects a syncmark (204)--an identifier--of its own mailbox in the header (201) of the message, indicating that the message was previously copy-forwarded from this system, it just deletes the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, William Katamura
  • Patent number: 5673205
    Abstract: A multi-media messaging system (101) allows message recipients who lack full-motion video message-retrieval capability to retrieve at least some image content of video messages via video snapshots--image frames retrieved as still images. The system determines (302) the video capability of the recipient's terminal. If it is not full-motion video, the system plays back (320) only the soundtrack of the video message and monitors (400) the recipient's input for a snapshot request. Upon receipt of a snapshot request, the system captures (402-410) the image frame of the video message that corresponds in the video message to the point in the playback of the soundtrack at which the request was made and converts the frame from moving-image format to still-image format. If the recipient's terminal's video capability is slow video, the system sends (432) the converted frame to the recipient's terminal during simultaneous or interrupted playback of the soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon R. Brunson