US 9,813,669 B2
Managing telephonic communications
Harry Rein, Hingham, MA (US)
Assigned to Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT (US)
Filed by Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT (US)
Filed on Aug. 31, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/253,595.
Application 15/253,595 is a continuation of application No. 14/522,506, filed on Oct. 23, 2014, granted, now 9,444,942.
Prior Publication US 2017/0054944 A1, Feb. 23, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 7/15 (2006.01); H04N 7/14 (2006.01); H04M 3/54 (2006.01); H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H04L 12/58 (2006.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04M 3/46 (2006.01); H04M 3/53 (2006.01); H04M 3/533 (2006.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04N 7/147 (2013.01) [H04L 12/2803 (2013.01); H04L 51/20 (2013.01); H04M 3/42348 (2013.01); H04M 3/465 (2013.01); H04M 3/53 (2013.01); H04M 3/53375 (2013.01); H04M 3/54 (2013.01); H04M 3/543 (2013.01); H04N 7/15 (2013.01); H04W 4/021 (2013.01); H04W 64/00 (2013.01); H04M 2201/60 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method to manage incoming communications, comprising:
receiving a first incoming call from a first origination source on a landline;
locating a plurality of devices within a predetermined area based at least in part upon receipt of the first incoming call;
forwarding the first incoming call to the plurality of devices based at least in part on the locating;
detecting that the first incoming call is answered at a first device of the plurality of devices;
receiving a second incoming call from the first origination source on the landline; and
automatically forwarding the second incoming call to the first device based at least in part on the detecting and the first origination source of the second incoming call.