Patents by Inventor Bryan R. Martin

Bryan R. Martin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10447849
    Abstract: A method and system for updating physical location data associated with a VoIP endpoint device is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment, a VoIP endpoint device stores an identifier for a packet-communicating device which is subject to changing. The VoIP endpoint device has an interface for communication over the Internet via the packet-communicating device and uses a circuit-implemented method for prompting a VoIP user to update physical location data associated with the VoIP endpoint device. In response to a power state transition and a change in the stored identifier, the VoIP endpoint device facilitates an update to the physical location data associated with the VoIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Petit-Huguenin, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 10419310
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of SIP servers that are configured and arranged to provide services for a respective set of endpoints. A monitor server having at least one processor circuit receives connectivity status of the respective set of endpoint devices based on registration status provided by the endpoints to the SIP servers. Based upon the received connectivity status, endpoints having connectivity problems are parsed into subgroups. Based upon the parsed endpoints, potential problem sources for the connectivity problems of the parsed endpoints are identified. A monitor device having at LAN interface circuit connected to the LAN and at least one processor circuit receives the command from the monitor server and performs a diagnostic test on the LAN. Results from the at least one diagnostic test are provided to the monitor server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 10389883
    Abstract: Processing of communications routed by an IPBX server are disclosed. At least one processing circuit is communicatively coupled to an Internet-Protocol Private Branch Exchange (IPBX) server that is configured and arranged to route calls for a plurality of agents in a communications/call center. The processing circuit is configured to receive communications event messages from the IPBX server for communications routed by the IPBX server, generate, during a communication to a first agent of the plurality of agents, a set of data metrics including communications summary metrics based on the communications event messages; and redirect, during the communication to the first agent, the communication to a second agent of the plurality of agents in response to the set of data metrics satisfying a set of criteria indicated in a policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Qing Zhao, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 10334112
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a set of VoIP servers configured to route VoIP calls to and from a plurality of VoIP-enabled devices. Each of the VoIP-enabled devices is respectively associated with one of a plurality of client accounts. A control circuit is communicatively connected to the one or more VoIP servers and directs the VoIP servers to route VoIP calls for a client account according to a respective routing policy for the client account. The routing policy indicates one or more routing algorithms for selecting paths of a network for routing each of the VoIP calls. The routing policy also indicates a selection algorithm configured to, for each VoIP call, one of the set of routing algorithms based on a set of criteria such as date or time of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Martin, Garth Judge, Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 10104236
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods concerning routing of calls in an IPBX are disclosed. As an example, one apparatus includes an IPBX server configured to route VoIP calls for a plurality of end-users having respective VoIP-enabled devices communicatively coupled to the IPBX via a network. A user-activity detection circuit is communicatively coupled to the IPBX server. The user-activity detection circuit is configured to receive activity data indicating activity of end-users in a virtual office environment and receive event messages indicating statuses of pending calls in the IPBX server. The user-activity detection circuit determines user-activity statuses of the end-users based on received activity data and event messages. A computing server is communicatively coupled to the user-activity detection circuit and is configured to provide a set of services for one or more of the plurality of users as a function of the determined user-activity statuses of the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 10057416
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods concerning routing of calls in an IPBX server are disclosed. A first processing circuit is communicatively coupled to an IPBX server that routes VoIP calls for a plurality of end-users having respective VoIP-enabled devices and generates call event messages for the routed calls. The first processing circuit generates call summary metrics from the call event messages. A second processing circuit evaluates the call summary metrics to identify a set of incoming calls to the IPBX that were missed and have not been returned by the end-users. The second processing circuit cross-correlates the identified set of incoming calls with a secondary data source to determine a respective priorities for the set of incoming calls. The second processing circuit stores data indicating calls of the identified set have a higher priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Qing Zhao, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9955021
    Abstract: Processing of VoIP calls routed by an IPBX server are disclosed. At least one processing circuit is communicatively coupled to an Internet-Protocol Private Branch Exchange (IPBX) server that is configured and arranged to route Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls for a plurality of agents in a call center. The processing circuit is configured to receive call event messages from the IPBX server for calls routed by the IPBX server, generate, during a call to a first agent of the plurality of agents, a set of data metrics including call summary metrics based on the call event messages; and redirect, during the call to the first agent, the call to a second agent of the plurality of agents in response to the set of data metrics satisfying a set of criteria indicated in a policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Qing Zhao, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9949000
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods concerning routing of calls in an IPBX are disclosed. As an example, one apparatus includes an IPBX server configured to route VoIP calls for a plurality of end-users having respective VoIP-enabled devices communicatively coupled to the IPBX via a network. A user-activity detection circuit is communicatively coupled to the IPBX server. The user-activity detection circuit is configured to receive activity data indicating activity of end-users in a virtual office environment and receive event messages indicating statuses of pending calls in the IPBX server. The user-activity detection circuit determines user-activity statuses of the end-users based on received activity data and event messages. A computing server is communicatively coupled to the user-activity detection circuit and is configured to provide a set of services for one or more of the plurality of users as a function of the determined user-activity statuses of the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9935857
    Abstract: A system includes Session-Initiation-Protocol (SIP) servers that provide services for a respective set of endpoints. A monitor server can receive connectivity status of the respective set of endpoints based on registration status provided by the endpoints to the SIP servers. Based upon the received connectivity status, endpoints having connectivity problems are parsed into one or more subgroups. Potential problem sources are identified for the connectivity problems of the parsed endpoints. For each of the subgroups, the monitor server determines whether the subgroup exceeds a corresponding trigger threshold. In response a corresponding trigger threshold being exceeded, an action profile specifying an entity is accessed. A notification is transmitted to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9843685
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a set of VoIP servers configured to route VoIP calls to and from a plurality of VoIP-enabled devices. Each of the VoIP-enabled devices is respectively associated with one of a plurality of client accounts. A control circuit is communicatively connected to the one or more VoIP servers and directs the VoIP servers to route VoIP calls for a client account according to a respective routing policy for the client account. The routing policy indicates one or more routing algorithms for selecting paths of a network for routing each of the VoIP calls. The routing policy also indicates a selection algorithm configured to, for each VoIP call, one of the set of routing algorithms based on a set of criteria such as geographic location and/or time of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Martin, Garth Judge, Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 9826091
    Abstract: A method and system for updating physical location data associated with a VoIP endpoint device is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment, a VoIP endpoint device stores an identifier for a packet-communicating device which is subject to changing. The VoIP endpoint device has an interface for communication over the Internet via the packet-communicating device and uses a circuit-implemented method for prompting a VoIP user to update physical location data associated with the VoIP endpoint device. In response to a power state transition and a change in the stored identifier, the VoIP endpoint device facilitates an update to the physical location data associated with the VoIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Petit-Huguenin, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9762737
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods concerning routing of calls in an IPBX are disclosed. As an example, one apparatus includes an IPBX server configured to route VoIP calls for a plurality of end-users having respective VoIP-enabled devices communicatively coupled to the IPBX via a network. A user-activity detection circuit is communicatively coupled to the IPBX server. The user-activity detection circuit is configured to receive activity data indicating activity of end-users in a virtual office environment and receive event messages indicating statuses of pending calls in the IPBX server. The user-activity detection circuit determines user-activity statuses of the end-users based on received activity data and event messages. A computing server is communicatively coupled to the user-activity detection circuit and is configured to provide a set of services for one or more of the plurality of users as a function of the determined user-activity statuses of the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9578166
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods concerning routing of calls in an IPBX server are disclosed. A first processing circuit is communicatively coupled to an IPBX server that routes VoIP calls for a plurality of end-users having respective VoIP-enabled devices and generates call event messages for the routed calls. The first processing circuit generates call summary metrics from the call event messages. A second processing circuit evaluates the call summary metrics to identify a set of incoming calls to the IPBX that were missed and have not been returned by the end-users. The second processing circuit cross-correlates the identified set of incoming calls with a secondary data source to determine a respective priorities for the set of incoming calls. The second processing circuit stores data indicating calls of the identified set have a higher priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Qing Zhao, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9538013
    Abstract: A method and system for updating physical location data associated with a VoIP endpoint device is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment, a VoIP endpoint device stores an identifier for a packet-communicating device which is subject to changing. The VoIP endpoint device has an interface for communication over the Internet via the packet-communicating device and uses a circuit-implemented method for prompting a VoIP user to update physical location data associated with the VoIP endpoint device. In response to a power state transition and a change in the stored identifier, the VoIP endpoint device facilitates an update to the physical location data associated with the VoIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Petit-Huguenin, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9432519
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods concerning routing of calls in an IPBX server are disclosed. As an example, one apparatus includes a first processing circuit communicatively coupled to an IPBX server. The IPBX server is configured to route VoIP calls for a plurality of end-users having respective VoIP-enabled devices and generate call event messages for the routed calls. The first processing circuit is configured to generate call summary metrics from the call event messages. The call summary metrics indicate respective sets of call data for participants of the calls routed by the IPBX server. A second processing circuit is configured to evaluate the call summary metrics to identify a set of incoming calls to the IPBX that were missed and have not been returned by the end-users. The second processing circuit is further configured to cross-correlate the identified set of incoming calls with a secondary data source to determine a respective priorities for the set of incoming calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhishen Liu, Qing Zhao, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9116752
    Abstract: A variety of methods, systems, devices and arrangements are implemented for controlling server load-distributions. According to one such computer-implemented method, a desired server load-distribution is assigned for a plurality of computer servers that collectively provide services to computer clients. In response to a computer client request for service, a subset of computer servers is selected from the plurality of computer servers. Weight factors for servers of the selected subset of servers are determined as a function of the overall server load-distribution-profile and the selected subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Petit-Huguenin, Bryan R. Martin, Jim Kleck
  • Patent number: 8804704
    Abstract: A method and system for updating physical location data associated with a VoIP endpoint device is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment, a VoIP endpoint device stores an identifier for a packet-communicating device which is subject to changing. The VoIP endpoint device has an interface for communication over the Internet via the packet-communicating device and uses a circuit-implemented method for prompting a VoIP user to update physical location data associated with the VoIP endpoint device. In response to a power state transition and a change in the stored identifier, the VoIP endpoint device facilitates an update to the physical location data associated with the VoIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Petit-Huguenin, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: D852575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rena Ware International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay H. Jamison, Michael C. Mossman, Bryan S. Cabatic, Blake R. Stancik, Gregory J. Martin, Aaron M. McDaniel, Mark Taylor
  • Patent number: D852576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rena Ware International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay H. Jamison, Michael C. Mossman, Bryan S. Cabatic, Blake R. Stancik, Gregory J. Martin, Aaron M. McDaniel, Mark Taylor
  • Patent number: D853180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rena Ware International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay H. Jamison, Michael C. Mossman, Bryan S. Cabatic, Blake R. Stancik, Gregory J. Martin, Aaron M. McDaniel, Mark Taylor