Patents Examined by Joe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8243717
    Abstract: A system includes telephony devices that provide services and applications through the execution of scripts in web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. McClung, Henry Chen, Andrew J. Francke, Richard B. Platt
  • Patent number: 8229468
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for modeling optimized flow path assignments for signaling and media traffic in a network connected population of telecommunications systems. More specifically, optimum inter- and intra-system flow path assignments can be determined based on, for example, a virtual simulation of the telecommunications system. The optimization criteria may include flow path properties, flow path length, flow path element degradation of voice quality, monetary cost of flow path element usage, and flow path element contribution to overall system availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Robinson
  • Patent number: 8228825
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a method for server side integration of communication devices and the general purpose PC of the same user through a computer network wherein no physical connection is required between the PC and the communication device. The user registers with PnC (phone and computer) server for subscribing to one or more PnC services such as drop-to-call, conference-call-dropping service, webpage sharing, caller kaleidoscope etc., via user interface of communications device and/or PC. Various features for subscribing and unsubscribing to services are provided along with authenticating the user using the name and the phone number of the user while registering with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Min Yin, Shumin Zhai
  • Patent number: 8223672
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer usable program product for assigning and provisioning VOIP services are provided. A data processing system receives an order for the VOIP service and information about virtual inventory. The data processing system may create a provisioning command including provisioning information for provisioning a telecommunication line according to the order and send the provisioning command to a provisioning system, create a porting command including porting information for porting the phone number in the order if porting a phone number and send the porting command to a porting system, create a registration command including user information for registering a user and send the registration command to a web portal, create a setup command including the user information for creating an account for the user and send the setup command to a customer management system. The data processing system may then complete the order for the VOIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Drake, Lisa Kay McLellan
  • Patent number: 8213413
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention may include a combination of real-time packet detection, processing and routing. When implemented in a distributed architecture, such systems can yield a low cost, high availability and/or secure network capable of switching real-time data and delivering the quality of service expected in mission critical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: John James Poetker, Jeffrey Allen Jones, Michael Bruce Folkart, Jerry Leroy Shumway
  • Patent number: 8194644
    Abstract: A client/server network includes a plurality of IP devices in communication with a central server. The plurality of IP devices communicate with one another to queue themselves onto a linked list. The plurality of IP devices then connect to the central server in the order determined by the linked list. Prior to attempting to connect to the central server, each of the plurality of IP devices verifies that a number of IP devices currently attempting to connect to the central server is not equal to a maximum number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher James Nason, Robert Star
  • Patent number: 8189563
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for deploying and delivering composite services in an NGN network. In one embodiment of the invention, a view coordination method for callers in a composite services enablement environment can include establishing for a single session, a first channel of access to a composite service providing a view to a first end point for the first channel of access associated with a first caller in a public switched telephone network (PSTN). The method further can include receiving a network address for second end point associated with a second caller in the PSTN telephonically coupled to the first caller over the PSTN. Responsive to receiving the network address, a second channel of access can be established to the composite service for the single session in order to provide the view to the second end point. Finally, changes of state can be synchronized for the view for each of the channels of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William V. Da Palma, Baiju D. Mandalia, Victor S. Moore, Wendi L. Nusbickel
  • Patent number: 8184619
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer products for voicemail via Internet Protocol Television. Exemplary embodiments include a method for providing voicemail to an Internet-Protocol-enabled device, the method including receiving a communication that a voicemail to a called party has been deposited in a voicemail infrastructure, mapping the called party number to an Internet Protocol-enabled device address of the called party, and sending the voicemail to the Internet Protocol-enabled device address corresponding to the called party number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Cassanova, Roger K. Ruppert, N. Peter Hill
  • Patent number: 8184577
    Abstract: A method of setting a transport block size for a user equipment in a wireless communications system includes providing a combination table for being looked up to generate a parameter value according to a combination of a modulation scheme and a number of channelization codes indicated by a base station, so as to decide a transport block size index, and configuring a first parameter value corresponding to a least resource usage in the combination table as a first transport block size index before deciding the transport block size index. The first transport block size index is a transport block size index corresponding to a smallest transport block size in a transport block size table, and the combination table and the transport block size table are used when quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) modulation, 16 quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM) or 64 quadrature amplitude modulation (64QAM) is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Innovative Sonic Limited
    Inventor: Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 8184616
    Abstract: A system and method to change codec information to provide a coloring service in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) terminal uses different compression methods depending on a calling state and a call connecting state between the VoIP terminals so that a more efficient coloring service is provided. The system for changing codec information includes a gateway adapted to compress ring back tone data in a calling state and to compress voice signal data in a call connecting state between communication terminals according to preset different compression information and to transmit both data to a receiving terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Yul Lee, Dae-Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8179916
    Abstract: In one embodiment, interworking procedures between H.323 and SIP ensure that in-band tones and announcements, along with local and remote ringback, are properly played or generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Arumugam Kannan, Sandeep Singh Kohli, Paul E. Jones
  • Patent number: 8176169
    Abstract: A method of visualizing network data includes parsing a collection of packets in accordance with a set of categories related to characteristics of the collection of packets, the categories including listings of categorical elements, wherein at least some of the categorical elements are selectable by a user. When a categorical element is selected by a user, the collection of packets is filtered in accordance with the selected categorical element. Alongside each categorical element is a selectable count value that is indicative of the number of discrete communications sessions in which an associated categorical element is present in the collection of packets. When the count value is selected, a session view or views is/are created for each respective session, with content payload available for review and viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Moore, Kenneth Buonforte, Brian Girardi, Matthew Mannarelli, Scott Moore
  • Patent number: 8165156
    Abstract: An Ethernet Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) and method of dynamically creating a service binding in the Ethernet DSLAM based on a service selection made by an end-user. The end-user may use the PPPoE or IEEE802.1X access protocols to provide login credentials indicating the desired service. The login credentials are validated towards a RADIUS server, which configures the Ethernet DSLAM with the attributes of the service binding, including an identified Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC) to carry the desired service. The Ethernet DSLAM may map service-VLANs to user MAC addresses or to user-VLANs to establish the service binding. The Ethernet DSLAM uses the identified PVC for downstream traffic for the corresponding service binding and thereby “trains” a learning bridge network terminal to use the correct PVC for upstream traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Torben Melsen
  • Patent number: 8160058
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for signaling a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) call based on a class of service in a VoIP service system, a database which includes VoIP signaling information differentiated by the class of VoIP service is built, and the database is retrieved by a service class assignment condition to produce a call setup message. The call setup message includes information related to the service class. Accordingly, it is possible to perform dynamic VoIP signaling by setting a differentiated service class based on each user or a primary factor of each class of the VoIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-Sang Cho
  • Patent number: 8155109
    Abstract: An SS7-based call protocol conversion gateway that translates between circuit-switched SS7 protocols and session initiation protocol (SIP) oriented protocol, allowing an E911 call initiated over a switched network to be routed by a VoIP network. The SS7-based call protocol conversion gateway provides a PSAP with MSAG quality (street address) information about a VoIP dual mode phone user without the need for a wireless carrier to invest in building out an entire VoIP core. Thus, wireless carriers may continue signaling the way they are today, i.e., using the J-STD-036 standard for CDMA and GSM in North America, yet see benefits of a VoIP network core, i.e., provision of MSAG quality location data to a PSAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Don Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8156208
    Abstract: A service repository is used to store at least one service in association with service metadata describing service requirements of the service. The service repository also may store one or more platform-specific service executables. A service mapper is used to determine device metadata associated with each of a plurality of devices, where the device metadata provides device characteristics of the devices. The service mapper may thus map the service to a selected device of the plurality of devices for deployment thereon, based on a matching of corresponding elements of the service requirements and the device characteristics. The service mapper also may re-map the service between devices to maintain a quality and reliability of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Christof Bornhoevd, Artin Avanes, Holger R. Ziekow, Brian S. Mo, Matthias M. Wiemann
  • Patent number: 8149819
    Abstract: An ENUM system includes a Web server and an ENUM server. The Web server stores first NAPTR records corresponding to an ENUM client and another ENUM client on an IP network. The ENUM server stores second NAPTR records in which first URIs are associated with predetermined information for being linked to the Web server. In the ENUM system, the ENUM client transmits, to the ENUM server, a query for the second NAPTR record of the another ENUM client. The ENUM client then transmits, to the Web server, a request for access to the first URI included in the received second NAPTR record, and obtains the first NAPTR record corresponding to the another ENUM client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Kobayashi, Akira Miyajima
  • Patent number: 8140639
    Abstract: In order to efficiently store data that is to be transmitted or received, an image-processing system is provided with a plurality of MFPs and has: a designation unit to designate an arbitrary destination user as a receiver of data; a specifying unit to specify an MFP among the plurality of MFPs, the destination user designated by the designation unit belonging to the specified MFP; and a control unit to control switching between a first mode and a second mode in accordance with a predetermined condition, the first mode being for storing the data in a predetermined storing device on the network so as to enable reading of the data by an operation by the destination user designated by the designation unit, the second mode being for, instead of storing the data in the predetermined storing device, transmitting the data to the MFP specified by the specifying unit, the destination user belonging to the specified image-processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fukui, Mikio Masui, Hiroyuki Ozawa, Shuichiro Kaneko, Norihisa Takayama, Yoshikazu Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 8134930
    Abstract: A method of providing digital data services between a communications service provider and a customer site over a communications loop may include predicting a level of performance of the communications loop without coupling a modem to the communications loop at the customer site to provide a predicted level of performance of the communications loop. The communications loop may be qualified for an initial qualified level of digital data service based on the predicted level of performance of the communications loop. After qualifying the communications loop, digital data service may be provided over the communications loop at the initial qualified level using a modem coupled to the communications loop at the customer site, and a measured level of performance of the communications loop may be obtained based on data communicated between the communications service provider and the modem over the communications loop. The measured level of performance may then be compared with the predicted level of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James M. Seymour, Oussama Samih Zbib, Kenneth Wayne Hartsfield, Christopher R. Normand, Ping Song, Joan Tidwell Waldron, Jeffrey Neumann, Steven C. Laufmann
  • Patent number: 8122147
    Abstract: A method of communicating node status in a star network comprising a hub and a plurality of nodes comprises sending a first message to the hub from a first node included in the plurality of nodes; forwarding the first message from the hub to at least one second node included in the plurality of nodes; communicating status information to the hub from the at least one second node after receiving at least a portion of the first message at the at least one second node; compiling a status vector based on the status information received from each of the at least one second nodes; and sending the status vector from the hub to at least the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Driscoll, Brendan Hall, Michael Paulitsch