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Patent Issued for Prioritized Ongoing Communication Interrupt (USPTO 9729710)

by August 17, 2017 General

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering — From Alexandria, Virginia, VerticalNews journalists report that a patent by the inventors Weksler, Arnold S. (Raleigh, NC); VanBlon, Russell Speight (Raleigh, NC); Mese, John Carl (Cary, NC); Peterson, Nathan J. (Durham, NC), filed on May 21, 2014, was published online on August 8, 2017.

The patent’s assignee for patent number 9729710 is Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, SG).

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: “Phones that have call waiting are subject to multiple interruptions during a phone call. While call waiting can be suspended for selected calls, a user of the phone has no notification if someone is attempting to reach them.”

As a supplement to the background information on this patent, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors’ summary information for this patent: “A method includes receiving an interrupt associated with an interrupting entity during an ongoing communication between a user and a current entity, determining if the interrupting entity has a higher priority than the current entity, interrupting the user if the interrupting entity has a higher priority than the current entity, and not interrupting the user if the interrupting entity has a lower priority than the current entity.

“In further embodiments, the code to cause a computer to implement the method may be stored on a computer readable storage device. A system may also include a memory device containing a program to execute the method.”

For additional information on this patent, see: Weksler, Arnold S.; VanBlon, Russell Speight; Mese, John Carl; Peterson, Nathan J.. Prioritized Ongoing Communication Interrupt. U.S. Patent Number 9729710, filed May 21, 2014, and published online on August 8, 2017. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Lenovo, Singapore.

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