Patents Assigned to Comverse Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7408106
    Abstract: A system and method of tele-karaoke that enables a user to perform and record karaoke using a terminal such as a cellular telephone. The karaoke performance is recorded as an MMS message which subsequently allows a user to send the recorded performance to others. The system allows users to record their karaoke performance is less public forums and without any specialized equipment other than a cellular telephone or a personal computer. Since the karaoke performance is recorded as an MMS message, it can be edited to incorporate various media and sent to others at subsequent times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Weiner, Erez Reinshmidt
  • Publication number: 20080120385
    Abstract: In a method and system for generating a referencing secondary electronic mail message from a primary electronic mail message, a reference to accompanying data in the primary electronic mail message is obtained that allows reconstitution of the accompanying data from the reference. The referencing secondary electronic mail message is composed with the reference embedded therein instead of the accompanying data. Conversely, a non-referencing electronic mail message is reconstituted from a referencing electronic mail message that includes at least one reference indicative of respective accompanying data by accessing a copy of the respective accompanying data pertaining to each reference in the referencing electronic mail message. The referencing electronic mail message is augmented with the respective copy of the accompanying data relating to each reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: COMVERSE LTD.
    Inventor: Gadi Maoz
  • Patent number: 7353187
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing predetermined multimedia information is provided. The apparatus includes a telephony messaging platform and first and second storage locations contained in the telephony messaging platform. The predetermined multimedia information is stored in at least the first storage location and the second storage location such that a first multimedia portion of the predetermined multimedia information is stored in the first storage portion and a second multimedia portion of said predetermined multimedia information is stored in the second storage portion. In addition, the telephony messaging platform receives at least one multimedia command from an access device of a user. Then, the telephony messaging platform selectively reproduces one of the first multimedia portion and the second multimedia portion as a selected multimedia portion based on the one multimedia command. Afterwards, the telephony messaging platform outputs the selected multimedia portion to the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Emodi, Michael Zevadi
  • Publication number: 20080056242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method in a communication network for connecting at least one application server (AS) (213) of an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) (200) to an intelligent network (IN) (100) through an interface unit (301). The IMS (200) comprises a call server control function (CSCF) unit (205) connected to the at least one AS (213) arranged for processing call signaling. In the method the interface unit (301) directs the call signaling to the at least one AS (213) through the CSCF unit (205) and the at least one AS (213) processes the call signaling and sends the processed call signaling through the CSCF unit (205) back to the interface unit (301). Based on the information received in the call signaling processed by the at least one AS (213), the interface unit (301) then directs the call to a destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: COMVERSE Ltd.
    Inventor: Olivier Hersent
  • Patent number: 7301899
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preventing a Denial of Service attack directed at a target that is hosted on a server. The attack is detected and the IP address of the source client of the attack is identified. The IP address of the source of the attack is then communicated upstream to router devices close to the attacking source and the attacker is prevented from further attacks until it is determined that the attacker poses no threat. The detection of the attack and the communication of the identity of the attacker to upstream routers is performed automatically or by human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan S Goldstone
  • Patent number: 7272216
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a telephone subscriber with data of uncompleted calls. A determination unit detects an uncompleted call by receiving a signal from a telephone switch or by monitoring the operation of the network exchange switch. The switch is then interrogated to provide the call details. The data is stored in a format for forwarding to the called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Eran Elias, Amnon Keiny
  • Patent number: 7233580
    Abstract: A communication session support infrastructure comprises a networked packet based connection unit or gateway. The gateway includes a packet data interfacing unit for converting between protocols used by a plurality of current connecting devices in a session and a packet-based protocol so that different kinds of communication devices can connect to the session although internal session management is carried out using IP type protocols. The connection unit includes a one-to-many packet routing unit which receives packets through the interfacing unit from one of the current connecting devices in a session and routes the packets back to the interfacing unit for forwarding to each of the other current connecting devices in the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Comverse, Ltd.
    Inventors: Alon Moss, Alex Tiraspolsky, Moshe Shavit
  • Patent number: 7196807
    Abstract: An electronic message retrieval system in which the electronic message, and any corresponding attachments, can be encrypted by the sender of the message and routed to the intended recipient, even if the intended recipient is in a mobile location or it is otherwise inconvenient for the recipient to receive the electronic message in the form in which it was sent. The system provides an alarm or indication to the intended recipient, wherever he or she is, that a message has been delivered, an indication of the subject of the message and who sent the message, and whether the message is encrypted. The intended recipient then has the choice of deferring retrieval of the message until a later time when he or she can log onto a secure system and decrypt the message conventionally, or providing the system with a password or “key” which will permit the system to decrypt the message, convert it into a format retrievable by the mobile recipient, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Comverse, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goldstone
  • Publication number: 20070047723
    Abstract: A system and method of message indicating that enable the sender of a message to chose the ringing tone of the receiver's cellular telephone upon arrival of the sender's message. The sender has the ability to either choose or create the ringing tone to be played on the receiver's cellular telephone. The sender also has the ability to create either SMS or multimedia messages to be sent with the ringing tone. The ringing tones may also be chosen or downloaded from Internet sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe WEINER
  • Patent number: 7171222
    Abstract: A method and system for sending messages including multimedia content between mobile communication devices via relays. Synchronized local caches are maintained at the relays for storing and retrieving multimedia content originating with end-users, without the necessity of storing the multimedia content into the caches upon publication by a service provider. When a first mobile communication device wishes to send multimedia content to a second mobile communication device, the first mobile communication device initially transmits a digest of the multimedia content to a first relay, rather than the entire multimedia content, and the first relay searches a first local cache maintained by the first relay using the digest to determine whether the multimedia content is stored in the local cache. When the multimedia content is stored in the first local cache, the first relay sends to the second relay a reference to the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Comverse, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gideon Fostick
  • Publication number: 20060294465
    Abstract: A method and system for creating mobile avatars, customizing or personalizing mobile avatars and distributing mobile avatars including real-time updates thereof across a wireless network. A mobile avatar of a service subscriber is stored in mobile clients across the wireless network, and the mobile avatar is retrieved from the mobile clients and displayed upon receipt of a call from the service subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicants: COMVERSE, INC., COMVERSE, Ltd.
    Inventors: Avner Ronen, Larry Ayres, Tal Dagan
  • Patent number: 7133504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for allowing a caller to leave a voice message for a called party, who is unavailable, such that the voice message is transferred to the called party in a non-voice format. The present invention enables the user to automatically receive these voice messages via SMS or any other platform to any communications device, and to forward the message to any chosen communications device. In addition, the present invention enables a user to reply to an original caller, with a voice message, which can be instantaneously received by the original caller in a non-voice format. The present invention enables both automatic voice-to-text conversion and media switching, whereby the calling party leaves the message in voice format, and the message is converted and transferred to text format on the fly, in order to be instantaneously transferred to a message receiver to his/her chosen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventor: Gideon Fostick
  • Patent number: 7123697
    Abstract: In a method and voice mail system for providing a call answering service between a source telephone and a target telephone, a voice mail system receives an unanswered call directed to the target telephone. If the target telephone is not busy, the voice mail system establishes an outgoing call to the target telephone and conveys to the source telephone a response having embedded media parameters identifying media ports of the voice mail system. In response to an accept call instruction received from the target telephone, the voice mail system terminates the response and bridges all media between the source telephone and the target telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Ofir Amir, Nadav Ramati
  • Patent number: 7099457
    Abstract: A system and method of message indicating that enable the sender of a message to chose the ringing tone of the receiver's cellular telephone upon arrival of the sender's message. The sender has the ability to either choose or create the ringing tone to be played on the receiver's cellular telephone. The sender also has the ability to create either SMS or multimedia messages to be sent with the ringing tone. The ringing tones may also be chosen or downloaded from Internet sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Weiner
  • Patent number: 7050936
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for predicting failure in a system is provided having a measurement unit for repeatedly measuring a disorder indicator of the system, and a comparator for comparing obtained measurements of the disorder indicator with a predetermined statistical description of the disorder indicator. The comparison is used to determine whether a deviation is present between presently measured values of the disorder indicator and the statistical description. The apparatus issues a failure prediction upon determination of the presence of such a deviation. The apparatus is able to use routine monitoring of the system and relies on its own statistical analysis of the behavior of the disorder indicator, to provide fault prediction which is non-specific to the type of fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Comverse, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dorron Levy, Pierre Gérard Tibika
  • Patent number: 6996531
    Abstract: An interface for remote human input for reading a database, the interface including an automatic voice question unit for eliciting speech input, a speech recognition unit for recognizing human speech input, and a data recognition unit for recognizing remote data input. The interface is associated with a database to search the database using the recognized input. A typical application is as an automated directory enquiry service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Toby Korall, Zeev Bregman, Irit Ben Moshe, Miron Giladi
  • Patent number: 6987763
    Abstract: A system, computer program product and method for distributing incoming packets among several servers or other network devices, such as routers or proxies. The distribution is based on calculations, which include data associated with each of the packets. The data is selected to be invariant from packet to packet within a session. The system and method preferably operate independently from the servers or other devices, and therefore do not require feedback from the servers, and do not require the maintenance of a session table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Haim Rochberger, Yoram Mizrachi
  • Patent number: 6965917
    Abstract: A method and a system for notifying a subscriber of the occurrence of an event, which may be a messaging event, in which a message is received by a messaging service associated with the particular subscriber; or a non-messaging event, such as the occurrence of a particular stock price. For example, an e-mail message is optionally received by the mailbox of the subscriber, which is detected by the notification request sender according to the present invention. The notification request sender then prepares a notification request according to a standard network protocol, such as HTTP for example, for transmission to a notification server for the subscriber. This server parses the notification request, and notifies the subscriber with a message according to a particular messaging service, such as an SMS (short message system) message sent to a cellular telephone of the subscriber, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Eran Aloni, Amos Arev
  • Patent number: 6961414
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic insertion of enhanced personal address book contact data from the telephone. The PAB telephone network-based system includes an application unit to coordinate the addition of new contact data by a user via his telephone, and/or is used in conjunction with his Web-browser or other Internet/Intranet access device. The system includes an ASR recognition server used to assist in adding a new contact to the PAB, and also to match the spoken name gathered with the possible data augmented data as extracted from a system-resident white pages, or other source, such as an external white pages. The system is connected to a telephone network, or group of telephone networks including elements from one or a combination of components of E1, T1 or VoIP apparatus. When at least one name matching the new contact telephone number is found, the system attempts to automatically confirm it or choose between the names based on matching the spoken name and the textual name found using ASR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Gadi Inon, Gadi Maoz
  • Patent number: 6961330
    Abstract: A communication system contains a protocol converting controller. The controller receives an upstream mobile terminal message from a mobile terminal and converts the upstream mobile terminal message into an upstream Internet message to be used by an Internet server. Also, the controller receives a downstream Internet message from the Internet server and converts the downstream Internet message into a downstream mobile terminal message to be used by the mobile terminal. In one implementation, the downstream Internet message is output by an Internet application and contains an Internet page having mobile terminal data for creating the downstream mobile terminal message. The Internet page contains potentially responsive mobile terminal messages and Internet addresses that respectively correspond to the potentially responsive mobile terminal messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Cattan, Tomer Bashan