Patents by Inventor Kevin Lee Austin

Kevin Lee Austin 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: 5943403
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing customized, billing-controlled call bridging services through a bridging node which includes a node interface for connection through incoming and outgoing telephone trunks to a carrier switch of a public switched network, an audio peripheral for recording, playing, and analyzing audio signals, and a node controller for controlling operation of the node interface and the audio peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: United States Advance Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Thomson Richardson, Jr., Kevin Lee Austin, Samuel F. Billingsley, III
  • Patent number: 5835572
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing customized, billing-controlled call bridging services through a bridging node which includes a node interface for connection through incoming and outgoing telephone trunks to a carrier switch of a public switched network, an audio peripheral for recording, playing, and analyzing audio signals, and a node controller for controlling operation of the node interface and the audio peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: United States Advanced Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Thomson Richardson, Jr., Kevin Lee Austin, Samuel F. Billingsley, III
  • Patent number: 5692034
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing customized, billing-controlled call bridging services through a bridging node which includes a node interface for connection through incoming and outgoing telephone trunks to a carrier switch of a public switched network, an audio peripheral for recording, playing, and analyzing audio signals, and a node controller for controlling operation of the node interface and the audio peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: United States Advanced Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Thomson Richardson, Jr., Kevin Lee Austin, Samuel F. Billingsley, III
  • Patent number: 5652785
    Abstract: Apparatus and method to provide enhanced wide area audio response services through an enhanced wide area audio response network which includes a central controller and a plurality of audio peripherals distributed over a wide area, each audio peripheral being connected to telephone lines for receiving and originating telephone calls, converting received analog audio signals into digital representations, recording and storing digital representations, converting stored digital representations into analog audio signals, playing audio signals over connected telephone lines, and communicating with, including receiving commands from, the central controller over a Packet Switched Public Data Network (PSPDN), which controller is a highly reliable general purpose controller which offers utility grade service to each audio peripheral and utilizes Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS) tables for various applications, including voice messaging, audio text, remote information provider accessing, and testing to provid
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: United Stated Advanced Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Thomson Richardson, Jr., Kevin Lee Austin