Patents Assigned to Verizon Business Global LLC
  • Patent number: 9094408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for capturing call events and other information in a platform independent way. The method includes generating call event records in response to a SIP call events. A call event file is created that includes all the call event records collected by a server over a predetermined period of time. The call event file is an XML document that includes generic, uniformly formatted records that can be read by any network device equipped with an XML parser. XML documents include embedded instructions that enable a receiving computer to decode the records without needing a special proprietary interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Sharadha Vijay
  • Patent number: 8743869
    Abstract: An approach is provided for supporting telephony services over a data network. A communication network establishes a voice session from a calling station to a called station associated with a user. A service platform, in communication with the communication network, obtains Caller ID information corresponding to the voice session, and determines an instant communication client of the user. The Caller ID information is transmitted over the data network to the instant communication client for display of the Caller ID information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Richard Garrett Moore
  • Patent number: 8743892
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically selecting a destination gateway to complete a call over a path supported at least in part by an IP telephony network and a public switched telephone network. The method and system further provide for dynamically detecting available gateways, dynamically removing failed and/or unavailable gateways, and automatically recovering failed and/or unavailable gateways after a predetermined period of time. A method is also provided for detecting available destination gateways using a ping method, where a message is transmitted to a plurality of destination gateways on a one-by-one basis to ascertain the availability status of each destination gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: John K. Gallant, Steven R. Donovan
  • Patent number: 8738760
    Abstract: An approach for supporting automated fault isolation is provided. An alarm is received indicating a fault within a customer network that includes one or more network elements. The customer network being monitored by a service provider. A script is retrieved for specifying a dialogue with the network elements for data collection. A command is transmitted to the customer network according to the one script to obtain data from the network elements, wherein the data is utilized to determine the fault. Further, a workflow event corresponding to the alarm is generated, wherein resolution of the fault is automated according to the workflow event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Frank Paul Adams, Jr., Sanjiv Purushottam Damle, Richard Brian Drescher, Joshua Jerome Morris, Michael Robert Smith, Stephen Michael Smith, Jonathan Lyle Spieker, Christopher Lawson White
  • Patent number: 8732516
    Abstract: An approach for supporting automated fault isolation and recovery is provided. A notification configuration option is transmitted to a browser interface utilized by a user associated with a customer network that is monitored by a service provider, wherein the user selects the notification configuration option to input notification information. The notification information is received, via the browser interface, from the customer. A notification message is received from a platform configured to create a workflow event in response to an alarm indicative of a fault within the customer network, wherein isolation and recovery of the fault is performed according to the workflow event, the notification message including information about the customer network during the fault isolation and recovery process. The notification message is transmitted in accordance with the stored notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Frank Paul Adams, Jr., Sanjiv Purushottam Damle, Richard Brian Drescher, Joshua Jerome Morris, Michael Robert Smith, Stephen Michael Smith, Jonathan Lyle Spieker, Christopher Lawson White
  • Patent number: 8731158
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for providing prepaid telephony service via an Internet protocol (IP) network system. A first method provides controlling at least one media agent or call routing station/switch of an IP network system for allowing and/or blocking call media streams from traversing through the media agent. A second method provides directing all signaling messages transmitted by a signaling agent or station and all media packets transmitting voice and data communications through at least one common device within the IP network system. The methods further provide for continuously monitoring a subscriber's account balance and terminating the prepaid telephony service if the account balance is less than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Donovan
  • Patent number: 8725806
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed in the context of a communications system whereby parties accessible through the system may be referenced by multiple alternative symbolic names. User profile information for a given party may be maintained in the system to control features and routing behavior in response to session request involving the party. By virtue of a mapping capability, one or more symbolic names may be associated with the same user profile information. A session request involving any of the alternative names for a party will evoke the same user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: John Kenneth Gallant
  • Patent number: 8712030
    Abstract: A system includes a switching device. The switching device is configured to process a call request as a 12-digit telephone number. The 12-digit telephone number includes a 3-digit area code, a 4-digit location independent code, and a 5-digit location dependent code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Chad D. Horton
  • Patent number: 8713142
    Abstract: A system includes a relational database and processing logic. The relational database is configured to define a relationship between users and a group of device groups to which the users are permitted access. The processing logic is configured to receive identification information from a user, identify one or more device groups using the relational database and the user identification information, construct a first graphical user interface using the one or more device groups, and provide the first graphical user interface to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Golobay, John M. Hahs, Hieu V. Mai, Kelvin R. Russell, Parker C. Webb
  • Publication number: 20140112465
    Abstract: A user, using, for example, a web browser and application server technology, is able to consolidate and present session information, for example, from a multi-model session on a voice recognition system. For example, a web browser can be used to display consolidated session information comprising network information, call logs, location database information, recorded user utterances, voice portal prompts, or any other information associated with an interactive voice response system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON BUSINESS GLOBAL LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. SARTINI
  • Patent number: 8700528
    Abstract: An operational support system includes a data collection unit and a number of network devices that are associated with various telecommunications services. The data collection unit retrieves raw data records from the network elements and identifies information in the raw data records that is relevant for billing purposes. The data collection unit normalizes the raw data records to create a billable record. The billable record may then be passed to a rating or billing unit that determines the charges associated with a customer's use of the telecommunications services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Walter J. Leskuski
  • Patent number: 8700781
    Abstract: A method for processing an incoming message in substantially real-time is provided. The method may include receiving the incoming message in response to a condition associated with a client device. The incoming message may be processed using a message handler and an approved rule. The approved rule may be operatively associated with an approved message structure that is compatible with a backend system. The processed message may be provided to the backend system in the approved message structure. The method may also include sending a reply message to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: David B. Sawyer, Ronnie D. King, Jr., Gopinath Srinivasan, Richard S. Bice, Jon P. Brusseau, Richard L. LaCourse, Herbert T. Raffaele
  • Patent number: 8693486
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for managing access communications between the service edge of a communications service provider and a customer. Access communications are carried in the form of carrier-tagged flows, the communications traffic being appended with carrier tags having significance to handling of the traffic through access network elements. A building aggregation system is provided which couples to customer premise equipment and interfaces customer flows to carrier-tagged flows used in the access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Patent number: 8693434
    Abstract: A method for performing mode-agile communications during a communications session is disclosed. A communications terminal device supporting multiple modes of access is configured to determine when, during a session involving a first mode of access communications, a second mode of access is available and is to be used for subsequent communications for the session. The communications terminal device initiates or controls switchover from one mode of access to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Heinrich Sinnreich, Alan B Johnston
  • Patent number: 8694588
    Abstract: A facility stores attachments for electronic mail messages so that the messages may be transmitted to the intended recipients without the attachments. The recipients may then review and/or download the attachments by contacting the facility. This facility is especially useful in instances wherein the attachments are large. The facility eliminates the need to store multiple copies of the attachment throughout a system; thus consuming a great deal of memory space. In addition, the facility prevents the recipient from extensive delays that are often associated with downloading email messages that contain large attachments via a dial-up connection with a low transmission rate. The facility may be realized as a server and may be a web server so as to provide access to the attachments via an IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Peter Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 8693323
    Abstract: System and method for managing communications in an access network is provided. The system and method utilizes carrier-tagged paths established between communicatively coupled terminating elements, such as a service or customer edge and network elements, such as a building aggregator, layer 2 switch, or the like. The carrier-tagged paths may be nested within one another, and carrier-tagged paths may be aggregated together to simplify switching. Carrier-tagged flows carried over the carrier-tagged paths include one or more carrier tags prepended to terminating element traffic. For example, in an embodiment, inbound carrier-tagged flows from multiple sources destined for a common service edge may be merged by prepending a common carrier tag. In another embodiment, outbound carrier-tagged flows are nested within other carrier-tagged flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: David E. McDysan
  • Patent number: 8693667
    Abstract: A system includes a switching device. The switching device is configured to process a call request as a 12-digit telephone number in a first situation. The 12-digit telephone number includes an area code and 9 digits after the area code. The switching device is further configured to process the call request as a telephone number including less than 12 digits in a second situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Chad D. Horton
  • Patent number: 8688709
    Abstract: An approach provides distributed editing and storage of digital media. Video information is retrieved during recording of the video information to a video file. The video information is edited during the recording of the video information. An index file for the media is generated during the recording of the media, wherein the index file include indices for decoding the media; and periodically updating the index file throughout the recording of the media. After completion of the recording of the media, another index file is generated corresponding to the media for inclusion into the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Max Haot, Sreenivas Rachamadugu, Richard G. Moore
  • Patent number: 8687625
    Abstract: A system for transporting public switched network (PSTN) terminated signaling across an Internet protocol (IP) network includes a gateway between the PSTN and the IP network. The gateway receives a telephony signaling message from the PSTN and determines if the telephony signaling message maps to an IP signaling message. If the telephony signaling message does not map to an IP signaling message, the gateway packages the telephony signaling message in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. If the gateway receives a special IP signaling special message, the gateway unpackages the telephony signaling message from the special message for transport over the PSTN. If the gateway receives DTMF signals from the PSTN, the gateway translates the DTMF signals to digits and packages the digits in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. The gateway also packages the DTMF signals in an IP media transport protocol message for transport over the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Matthew J. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8681611
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing access communications between customer locations and a core network service edge. Access flows are handled as carrier-tagged flows through a packet switched network comprising network elements that interpret and manipulate carrier tag values associated with traffic-bearing data frames. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, a discard eligibility indication may be provided with the data frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake