(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,985,480 B2
Brown (45) Date of Patent: Jan. 10,2006
(54) SYSTEM, SOFTWARE AND METHOD FOR
IMPLEMENTING AN INTEGRATED,
DEVICE INDEPENDENT, PACKET
TELEPHONY FRAMEWORK SOFTWARE
(75) Inventor: David Thomas Brown, Coalville (GB)
(73) Assignee: Trinity Convergence, Inc., Morrisville, NC (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/306,714
(22) Filed: Nov. 27, 2002
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2004/0062233 Al Apr. 1, 2004
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/415,217, filed on Oct. 1, 2002.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 370/352; 370/356
(58) Field of Classification Search 370/351-356,
370/401, 466, 389, 503, 516, 395.5; 375/354, 375/371; 709/223, 224, 225, 230, 249 See application file for complete search history.
A framework system serves to translate calls between dissimilar networks. More specifically, the framework system serves to translate calls between dissimilar packet networks and/or between a packet switch network and the public switched telephone network. The system includes a media engine module for terminating and handling channels of data transmitted between the networks in real time. An administrator module provides control and management interfaces for controlling processing applied to each channel. A conduit module serves to enable the distribution of software throughout the framework system allowing the distributed software to use interprocessor communication mechanism in the system. Optionally, a signaling engine module serves to provide access to call control information for connection between two networks.
19 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets