Patents Assigned to YOUMAIL, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11973898
    Abstract: A method and systems for identifying communicators as wanted or unwanted based on communications from such communicators, the method comprising determining communications from phone numbers as being unwanted by analyzing communication content features of communications associated with unwanted communicators, identifying telecommunications carriers that acquired the phone numbers, computing scores for the telecommunications carriers based on an amount of the determined unwanted communications from the phone numbers are unwanted, intercepting an inbound communication from a given phone number, identifying the given phone number is associated with a given one of the telecommunications carriers, and configuring handling of communications from the phone number based on a score of the given telecommunications carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11917101
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using a registry to assure parties receiving a communication, such as an incoming phone call, that the party sending the communication, such as the caller is, who it appears to be. In some embodiments the registry is a publicly accessible database which stores communication identifiers such as telephone numbers for parties in association with other data including data provided by the parties or others. The other data may include the name of the party associated with the identifier, a cryptographic public key used by the party as part of a public/private key pair, data representing the intent of the party in sending a communication, and parameters set by parties to be satisfied to receive communications or in determining how such communications should be handled. The system may provide the data representing the party's specific intention in that call or other communication to the party receiving the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20240031479
    Abstract: A method and system for discovering and locating the source of unwanted communication origination in a communications network, the method comprising compiling a communication campaign database storing data of one or more communication campaigns along with automatically identified instances of those campaigns, and simultaneously or sequentially matching those instances against known communication traffic of a set of cooperating telecommunication carriers. The one or more communications campaigns include a grouping of related fingerprints and patterns that identify a sequence of characters, audio or video associated with instances of a same likely campaigns, either legitimate or illegitimate/fraudulent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20240031480
    Abstract: A method for identifying communicators as wanted or unwanted based on messages from such communicators comprising receiving, by the data processing system, an inbound message from a communicator, comparing, by the data processing system, the inbound message to fingerprints stored in a database accessible to the data processing system, determining, by the data processing system, at least one match to the fingerprints, determining, by the data processing system, an identity of the communicator by determining whether and how likely the communicator is wanted or unwanted based on the at least one match to the fingerprints, and configuring, by the data processing system, handling of calls from the communicator based on the identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph, Justin Malvin, Jeffrey Verdegan, Dylan Gise
  • Publication number: 20240031478
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying an unwanted caller using a call answering system. The method comprises receiving, by a call records server, information about callers from a plurality of telephony devices and one or more phone number data sources, classifying, by the call records server, one or more of the callers as either wanted or unwanted callers based on the received information, and storing, by the call records server, the received information and the classification of the one or more of the callers into a directory. The method further comprises identifying, by a call answering server, that a call from a given caller from a phone number to a receiving telephony device is from an unwanted caller by searching the directory, and handling, by the call answering server, the call from the given caller according to one or more preferences of the user, the one or more preferences including rejecting the call from the receiving telephony device, playing a recorded message, and disposing of the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20240031481
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically providing safe call back numbers to use to respond to an inbound communication, the method comprising parsing message records from a message server, analyzing the message records for untrustworthy phone numbers by comparing content of the message records to a reference data set that is retrieved from a database, the reference data set including genuine and fraud data wherein the genuine and fraud data includes entities and contact information corresponding to the entities, determining untrustworthy phone numbers in the message records from the analysis, and generating remedy actions based on the determination of the untrustworthy phone numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11722597
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically providing safe call back numbers to use to respond to an inbound communication, the method comprising parsing message records from a message server, analyzing the message records for untrustworthy phone numbers by comparing content of the message records to a reference data set that is retrieved from a database, the reference data set including genuine and fraud data wherein the genuine and fraud data includes entities and contact information corresponding to the entities, determining untrustworthy phone numbers in the message records from the analysis, and generating remedy actions based on the determination of the untrustworthy phone numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11716417
    Abstract: A method for identifying communicators as wanted or unwanted based on messages from such communicators comprising receiving, by the data processing system, an inbound message from a communicator, comparing, by the data processing system, the inbound message to fingerprints stored in a database accessible to the data processing system, determining, by the data processing system, at least one match to the fingerprints, determining, by the data processing system, an identity of the communicator by determining whether and how likely the communicator is wanted or unwanted based on the at least one match to the fingerprints, and configuring, by the data processing system, handling of calls from the communicator based on the identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph, Justin Malvin, Jeffrey Verdegan, Dylan Gise
  • Publication number: 20230231951
    Abstract: A system for managing a conference call, the system comprising a call answering server configured to receive a call from an attendee device that has been forwarded from a host device, identify a conference call associated with the host device for the attendee device to join, receive a request from the attendee device to join the conference call, and connect the attendee device to the conference call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11706335
    Abstract: A method and system for discovering and locating the source of unwanted communication origination in a communications network, the method comprising compiling a communication campaign database storing data of one or more communication campaigns along with automatically identified instances of those campaigns, and simultaneously or sequentially matching those instances against known communication traffic of a set of cooperating telecommunication carriers. The one or more communications campaigns include a grouping of related fingerprints and patterns that identify a sequence of characters, audio or video associated with instances of a same likely campaigns, either legitimate or illegitimate/fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11695869
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying an unwanted caller using a call answering system. The method comprises receiving, by a call records server, information about callers from a plurality of telephony devices and one or more phone number data sources, classifying, by the call records server, one or more of the callers as either wanted or unwanted callers based on the received information, and storing, by the call records server, the received information and the classification of the one or more of the callers into a directory. The method further comprises identifying, by a call answering server, that a call from a given caller from a phone number to a receiving telephony device is from an unwanted caller by searching the directory, and handling, by the call answering server, the call from the given caller according to one or more preferences of the user, the one or more preferences including rejecting the call from the receiving telephony device, playing a recorded message, and disposing of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20230179705
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically providing safe call back numbers to use to respond to an inbound communication, the method comprising parsing message records from a message server, analyzing the message records for untrustworthy phone numbers by comparing content of the message records to a reference data set that is retrieved from a database, the reference data set including genuine and fraud data wherein the genuine and fraud data includes entities and contact information corresponding to the entities, determining untrustworthy phone numbers in the message records from the analysis, and generating remedy actions based on the determination of the untrustworthy phone numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11606464
    Abstract: A system for managing a conference call, the system comprising a call answering server configured to receive a call from an attendee device that has been forwarded from a host device, identify a conference call associated with the host device for the attendee device to join, receive a request from the attendee device to join the conference call, and connect the attendee device to the conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11553083
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically providing safe call back numbers to use to respond to an inbound communication, the method comprising parsing message records from a message server, analyzing the message records for untrustworthy phone numbers by comparing content of the message records to a reference data set that is retrieved from a database, the reference data set including genuine and fraud data wherein the genuine and fraud data includes entities and contact information corresponding to the entities, determining untrustworthy phone numbers in the message records from the analysis, and generating remedy actions based on the determination of the untrustworthy phone numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20220407959
    Abstract: A method and systems for identifying communicators as wanted or unwanted based on communications from such communicators, the method comprising determining communications from phone numbers as being unwanted by analyzing communication content features of communications associated with unwanted communicators, identifying telecommunications carriers that acquired the phone numbers, computing scores for the telecommunications carriers based on an amount of the determined unwanted communications from the phone numbers are unwanted, intercepting an inbound communication from a given phone number, identifying the given phone number is associated with a given one of the telecommunications carriers, and configuring handling of communications from the phone number based on a score of the given telecommunications carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11363139
    Abstract: A method and systems for identifying communicators as wanted or unwanted based on communications from such communicators, the method comprising determining communications from phone numbers as being unwanted by analyzing communication content features of communications associated with unwanted communicators, identifying telecommunications carriers that acquired the phone numbers, computing scores for the telecommunications carriers based on an amount of the determined unwanted communications from the phone numbers are unwanted, intercepting an inbound communication from a given phone number, identifying the given phone number is associated with a given one of the telecommunications carriers, and configuring handling of communications from the phone number based on a score of the given telecommunications carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11252278
    Abstract: A method and system for discovering and locating the source of unwanted communication origination in a communications network, the method comprising compiling a communication campaign database storing data of one or more communication campaigns along with automatically identified instances of those campaigns, and simultaneously or sequentially matching those instances against known communication traffic of a set of cooperating telecommunication carriers. The one or more communications campaigns include a grouping of related fingerprints and patterns that identify a sequence of characters, audio or video associated with instances of a same likely campaigns, either legitimate or illegitimate/fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11140259
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using a registry to assure parties receiving a communication, such as an incoming phone call, that the party sending the communication, such as the caller is, who it appears to be. In some embodiments the registry is a publicly accessible database which stores communication identifiers such as telephone numbers for parties in association with other data including data provided by the parties or others. The other data may include the name of the party associated with the identifier, a cryptographic public key used by the party as part of a public/private key pair, data representing the intent of the party in sending a communication, and parameters set by parties to be satisfied to receive communications or in determining how such communications should be handled. The system may provide the data representing the party's specific intention in that call or other communication to the party receiving the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11115527
    Abstract: A method for identifying communicators as wanted or unwanted based on messages from such communicators comprising receiving, by the data processing system, an inbound message from a communicator, comparing, by the data processing system, the inbound message to fingerprints stored in a database accessible to the data processing system, determining, by the data processing system, at least one match to the fingerprints, determining, by the data processing system, an identity of the communicator by determining whether and how likely the communicator is wanted or unwanted based on the at least one match to the fingerprints, and configuring, by the data processing system, handling of calls from the communicator based on the identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph, Justin Malvin, Jeffrey Verdegan, Dylan Gise
  • Patent number: 10992803
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying an unwanted caller using a call answering system. The method comprises receiving, by a call records server, information about callers from a plurality of telephony devices and one or more phone number data sources, classifying, by the call records server, one or more of the callers as either wanted or unwanted callers based on the received information, and storing, by the call records server, the received information and the classification of the one or more of the callers into a directory. The method further comprises identifying, by a call answering server, that a call from a given caller from a phone number to a receiving telephony device is from an unwanted caller by searching the directory, and handling, by the call answering server, the call from the given caller according to one or more preferences of the user, the one or more preferences including rejecting the call from the receiving telephony device, playing a recorded message, and disposing of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph