Patents Represented by Attorney Joel Wall
  • Patent number: 6836467
    Abstract: Methods for modeling costs of wireless network infrastructure are described. More specifically, the cost contribution models for modeling radioports are described. Various radioport architectures include a constant channel capacity model (48) and a constant offered load model (82). Under constraints imposed by a class of dense user networks, such as wireless metropolitan area networks, cost models are shown to exhibit convex cost functions having minimums. Processes for analyzing these cost models are described for determining which radioport architecture, provides a least-cost radioport cost segment to the overall network cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Alan Stanley
  • Patent number: 6834101
    Abstract: AIN Monitor_For_Change functionality is used to implement an AIN based call retry service and an AIN based enhanced call waiting service. The AIN Monitor_For_Change functionality allows a service control point to obtain line status information, from a telephone switch. The same functionality used to provide the call retry service is combined with incoming call notification, and the collection of call disposition information from a called party, to provide the enhanced call waiting service. The enhanced call waiting service provides a called party on an existing call, incoming call notification with caller identification information. The called party is then provided the opportunity to accept the call, have the calling party wait, or send the call to voice mail. When the called party requests that the calling party wait, the calling party is notified of the called party's request and is connected to the called party once the ongoing call is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventor: Barry Paul Pershan
  • Patent number: 6831945
    Abstract: A method is provided for monitoring transmission signal interference in a bi-directional transmission/reception system in which a modulated signal received at a receiver location is subjected at the receiver location to analog to digital (A/D) conversion by an A/D converter 3, an output of which is routed to an input of a digital demodulator 6 for demodulation. The method includes the steps of accessing the output of the A/D converter 3 before the output is subjected to demodulation by the demodulator 6 and storing the accessed data in a storage buffer 7. The data stored in the storage buffer 7 is available for inspection to assist in determining the presence of signal interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., Genuity, Inc.
    Inventors: John Winsor Lovell, Warner George Harrison
  • Patent number: 6831914
    Abstract: In a telephone network, an intelligent peripheral (IP) provides a variety of auxiliary call processing functions, such as announcement playback and digit collection. In response to each call, the IP queries a service control point (SCP) over a data network, for instructions as to processing of the call. The IP runs software to select one SCP for control of each call, from a number of SCPs on the data network, and obtain the requisite instructions for the call from the identified SCP. For each call, the IP software identifies the telephone number of the subscriber and uses the NPA-NXX and D digits from that number to access a first mapping table and obtain a CLLI code identifying an SCP. Using the CLLI code from the first table, the IP software accesses a second mapping table to obtain the CLLI code for the mate to the identified SCP. Using the two CLLI codes, the IP also goes through the second table to obtain all of the Internet Protocol addresses for the two SCPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: David F. Wheeler, Jr., David C. Ball
  • Patent number: 6829332
    Abstract: An intelligent telephone network provides personalized communication services based on a voice identification of the subscriber. Specifically, when a person requests a service, the network executes a speech processing operation, to identify the person or a party that the person is calling as a known subscriber. One or more switching offices of the network utilize profile data associated with the identified subscriber to control services. The personalized service applies both to incoming and outgoing calls. The network can provide the personalized services to several subscribers sharing a common line. For incoming calls to such a line, the network executes an interactive procedure to determine from the caller which subscriber she is calling. If the line is free, the switch applies distinctive ringing. If the line is in use, the switch uses the profile of the identified subscriber to provide a distinctive call waiting tone or a voice message over the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Robert D. Farris, Alexander I. McAllister, Michael J. Strauss
  • Patent number: 6829250
    Abstract: A network architecture includes a switch that can examine and selectively forward packets or frames based on information encapsulated in layer-2 information in the protocol stack. The switch segregates upstream traffic by data type and aggregates downstream Internet traffic with traffic from a local vertical services domain. The network architecture provides an efficiency way to insert vertical services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Voit, Robert T. Baum
  • Patent number: 6826559
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for performing online data queries. The system for performing online data queries is a distributed computer system with a plurality of server nodes each fully redundant and capable of processing a user query request. Each server node includes a data query cache and other caches that may be used in performing data queries. The data query, as well as request allocation, is performed in accordance with an adaptive partitioning technique with a bias towards an initial partitioning scheme. Generic objects are created and used to represent business listings upon which the user may perform queries. Various data processing and integration techniques are included which enhance data queries. An update technique is used for synchronizing data updates as needed in updating the plurality of server nodes. A multi-media data transfer technique is used to transfer non-text or multi-media data between various components of the online query tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Ponte
  • Patent number: 6823306
    Abstract: Techniques for generating, distributing, and using speech recognition models are described. A shared speech processing facility is used to support speech recognition for a wide variety of devices with limited capabilities including business computer systems, personal data assistants, etc., which are coupled to the speech processing facility via a communications channel, e.g., the Internet. Devices with audio capture capability record and transmit to the speech processing facility, via the Internet, digitized speech and receive speech processing services, e.g., speech recognition model generation and/or speech recognition services, in response. The Internet is used to return speech recognition models and/or information identifying recognized words or phrases. Thus, the speech processing facility can be used to provide speech recognition capabilities to devices without such capabilities and/or to augment a device's speech processing capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Telesector Resources Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Reding, Suzi Levas
  • Patent number: 6823064
    Abstract: An improved terminal block includes a first connection mechanism which, when enabled, connects a customer to a first service provider, a second connection mechanism which, when enabled, connects the customer to a second service provider, and an enabling mechanism for enabling either the first connection mechanism or the second connection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Korman, Russell J. Smith
  • Patent number: 6823054
    Abstract: A system for analyzing an interactive voice response (IVR) system of a call processing center determines a complete sequence of events occurring within the IVR system. The IVR system being operable to automatically accept calls from callers and respond to input from the callers. The system models a call flow of the IVR system as a non-deterministic finite-state automaton. A recording of a plurality of calls to the call processing center is split, such that each of plural calls to the call center is in one audio file. For a plurality of calls, the system detects a complete sequence of DTMF and/or speech input to the IVR system, detects selected prompts issued by the IVR system, and inputs the detected sequence of DTMF and/or speech input as well as the detected prompts issued by the IVR system into the finite-state automaton to determine a call-event sequence for that call. The call-event sequence includes information regarding how that call left the IVR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Bernhard Suhm, Patrick Peterson
  • Patent number: 6823057
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing call forwarding services using AIN techniques and next event list messages are described. Methods of notifying a subscriber of a call forwarded using AIN techniques are also described. In accordance with one feature of the present invention, a subscriber is allowed to set the number of rings which are allowed to occur prior to a call being forwarded. The number of rings, e.g., the ring count, is stored as part of a customer's call processing record (CPR) which is used by a service control point (SCP) to implement the call forwarding service. The ring count information may be updated via the Internet or via a dial-up telephone connection. Call forwarding customers are provided with a distinctive ring, e.g., a ring shorter than an ordinary telephone ring, to notify them when a call is being forwarded. Distinctive rings may be used to distinguish between different forwarding services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Network Services Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Paul Pershan, Phil Biedronski, Michael W. McKeehan, Joseph Mitchell West
  • Patent number: 6819746
    Abstract: A technique for qualification of loops for new digital subscriber line services (DSL) involves use of an expert system, such as a neural network. A database of loop characteristic information and performance data enables the expert system to train or learn how to predict performance for future loops. In response to data characterizing a new loop to be qualified, the trained expert system predicts digital subscriber line performance for the new loop. Typically, the prediction enables classification of service capacity for the new loop into one of several classes corresponding to levels of DSL service offered through the network. The database for use by the expert system is updated as each newly qualified loop is brought into service and actual performance for that loop is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Allan Schneider, Aaron Dagen, Zinovy Grinbaum
  • Patent number: 6816584
    Abstract: There is provided a method for routing a call through a telecommunications network. The method comprises the steps of receiving a prompt, from one of a plurality of service switching points in a predetermined geographic service area, for a service associated with the call, and determining one of a plurality of tandem switches to which the call will be directed based on a probability distribution. There is also provided a system for routing a call through a telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Michael G. Armstrong, James E. Haley
  • Patent number: 6810246
    Abstract: A system (36) provides a network designer with a mechanism for analyzing the performance of a code division multiple access wireless network (20). The system (36) includes executable code in the form of a probable server identification module (52), a forward link initial estimation module (54), a reverse link initial estimation module (56), a forward link analysis module (58), and a reverse link analysis (60). The modular architecture of the modules (52, 54, 56, 58, and 60) are appropriately configured and interconnected in order to form a network performance analysis process (62) that accurately analyzes both the reverse link performance and the forward link performance of the network (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitris N. Kalofonos, Rajamani Ganesh, Donna Fagen, Vincent A. O'Byrne, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 6807648
    Abstract: Systems and methods for encoding packetized data include applying different codings to the header and the payload. The header of a data packet is encoded for error correction separately from the payload of the data packet. The use of separate error correction techniques for the header and payload of a packet permits optimization of each for use in a data network, and more particularly, in a wireless data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Derya H. Cansever, Arnold M. Michelson
  • Patent number: 6804316
    Abstract: A network device configured to detect a framing pattern includes a data scanner and a frame detector. The data scanner examines parallel bytes of data and detects portions of a framing pattern in the parallel bytes of data, identifies the phase of the framing pattern and outputs alignment information and phase information when a framing pattern has been detected. The frame detector receives the alignment information and phase information and determines whether framing patterns having the same phase relationship have been detected within a predetermined number of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., BBNT Solutions LLC, Genuity, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Shectman
  • Patent number: 6799177
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to secure extranets which utilize certificate authentication to mediate access, transactions, and user tracking. Such extranets may be employed to provide an interface accessible over a network, such as the Internet, capable of authenticating and recording transactions for business, medical, or other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., BBNT Solutions LLC, Genuity Inc.
    Inventors: Joyce Fai, Sharyn Marie Garrity, Ronald Lewis Scott, Aaron Mark Helsinger, Richard LaRowe, Jr., Timothy P. Ells, Barry Wu, Ann-Mara Lanza
  • Patent number: 6799037
    Abstract: Mobile communication systems and methods consistent with the present invention include a central station, a mobile unit and a plurality of radio base stations. The mobile unit communicates with the central station through one of the radio base stations. The central station receives from the mobile unit registration information identifying the radio base station the mobile unit is currently communicating with. This registration information is then stored in a registration database located at the central station. Files are then transferred from the central station to the mobile unit using the radio base station identified by the registration information stored in the registration database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Airfone Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Mielke, Steven D. Tucker, Arthur R. Hennessey
  • Patent number: 6798752
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining a topology for a network. The method comprises the steps of obtaining data that describes a requirement for a service between a first node and a second node, and searching a state space to define a solution that fulfills the requirement. The solution provides a topographic arrangement for the first node and the second node in the network. There is also provided a system for determining a topology of a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Telesector Resources Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Paul Pope
  • Patent number: 6795543
    Abstract: A control resource, such as a service control point, causes a telephone network to route calls, initiated by an explicit request for operator service, to a front-end automation platform. The platform provides an announcement, typically in the form of a menu identifying available services. If the platform receives a signal from a caller selecting one of the services, the platform converts the call from an operator service call to a type of call associated with the selected service. The network then routes the call as converted, through the network to a predetermined resource for providing the selected service. The menu announcement and service selection processing with subsequent call conversion help take as many operator service calls as possible away from the operator switch and instead route many calls directly to the appropriate department, emergency destination or automated resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Veronica Ann Cartier, James A. Manuel, Margaret Malagon