Patent Number: 7,046,778

Title: Telecommunications portal capable of interpreting messages from an external device

Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and system for providing telecommunications services, such as call waiting, three-way call, and automatic recall, utilizing a plurality of state machines. Logic specifications define a set of states for each state machine. Each state in turn defines at least one action to be performed in response to a signal received by the state machine. The logic specification for each state machine can be stored, for example, in a textual format in a mark up language, such as HTML, XML, or or other markup language. A compiled representation of the logic specification is generated. Further, a context object tracks a current state of the telecommunication service. The context object accesses the compiled representation in response to an event, e.g., a call progress event, in order to effect a state transition and/or perform an action with respect to the telecommunication service.

Inventors: Martin; Robert (Coral Springs, FL), Tio; Cathy (Boca Raton, FL)

Assignee: CopperCom, Inc.

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04M 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018