08131556 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 30 patents.

Communications between users of different modalities are enabled by a single integrated platform that allows both the input of voice (from a telephone, for example) to be realized as text (such as an interactive text message) and allows the input of text (from the interactive text messaging application, for example) to be realized as voice (on the telephone). Real-time communication may be enabled between any permutation of any number of text devices (desktop, PDA, mobile telephone) and voice devices (mobile telephone, regular telephone, etc.). A call to a text device user may be initiated by a voice device user or vice versa.

Title
Communications using different modalities
Application Number
11/695826
Publication Number
8131556 (B2)
Application Date
April 3, 2007
Publication Date
March 6, 2012
Inventor
Tal Saraf
Seattle
WA, US
Anand Ramakrishna
Redmond
WA, US
Lawrence M Ockene
Seattle
WA, US
Francisco M Galanes
Wellesley
MA, US
William F Barton
Harvard
MA, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
H04M 1/64
G10L 13/08
G10L 15/26
G10L 21/00
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