Patents by Inventor Mary Kathryn Aldridge

Mary Kathryn Aldridge 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: 10791219
    Abstract: A method, program product, and system for audio content control during an idle condition of a telephonic call. A signal identifying an idle condition is received by a calling device from a called party, wherein the idle condition includes a wait-state connection to the called party. A signal is transmitted from the calling device to the called party confirming local control of audio content during the idle condition of the audio call. Preferences of audio content accessible to the calling device are determined. The audio content is delivered to the calling device, based on the preferences. An indicator signal of an interrupt point pause during delivery of the audio content is transmitted to the called party, and information associated with the idle condition of the audio call is received by the calling device, from the called party based on the indicator signal of the interrupt point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James McGuire, James David Cleaver, Thuy Luong, Mary Kathryn Aldridge