Resources Contact Us Home
Methods and apparatus for autonomously managing communications using an intelligent intermediary

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #8121653.

Apparatus for handling an incoming telephone call including a call processor coupled to a wired or wireless telephone network for receiving an incoming telephone call directed to a called person, a conversation detector for determining whether a conversation is currently taking place between said called person and one or more other persons who are near to said called person, and a call inhibitor for inhibiting the delivery of, delaying or rerouting said incoming call if said conversation detector determines that a conversation is taking place. Each participant in the conversation is provided with a speech detector, and vibrator for producing a tactile alert when incoming calls directed to a participant arrive, and a manually operated control for issuing a veto command that inhibits the delivery of, delays, or reroutes the incoming call so that the conversation is not interrupted.

  Recently Added Patents
Information processing apparatus, including updating of program and program information, and method of updating program of the information processing apparatus
Measurement system service for a vehicle instrument panel
Methods and apparatus for achieving multiple bit rates in passive optical networks
High throughput thin film characterization and defect detection
Power conversion device for electric vehicle
Steplessly adjustable cymbal locating device
Aspect ratio enhancement
  Randomly Featured Patents
Bending apparatus and bending method
Barrier-metal-free copper damascene technology using atomic hydrogen enhanced reflow
Electronic control circuit systems analyzer
Offline print method using a printer apparatus and an external apparatus for printing out image data on a removable medium
Alignment of one operand of a two operand arithmetic unit
Novel polyester polymers
Programmable remote control
Compact peristaltic medical pump
Disc clamping mechanism