Patents by Inventor Michael Wilhoite

Michael Wilhoite 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).

  • Publication number: 20070238465
    Abstract: Telecommunication services are provided to users. User information for a first identity of a user in a first telecommunication network is maintained. An active presence for a mobile device for the user is maintained by means of a second identity in a second telecommunication network. A presence of the user in the first network is emulated using a gateway system that couples the first telecommunication network to the second telecommunication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Wen Han, Michael Wilhoite, Steven Blumenthal
  • Publication number: 20070147391
    Abstract: A call routing system for use with a wireless telephone systems is disclosed. The system, which monitors the subscriber's current physical location, determines the device to which a call should be terminated, and routes the call. The device can be any IP telephone, including a cable television system adapted to IP telephony. The system routes calls without direct subscriber actions, without a second telephone number, regardless of the time of day and day of week. Various options can also apply to a call, determined by subscriber-established preferences, when specified criteria are met, or calls can be limited to/from specified telephone numbers. The system and method uses signaling techniques that will allow routing of the call, along with any authorization or restrictions, to be done remotely from the actual switching for the call. Call events are transmitted to the call routing system while the communications path of the call is held at the switching system awaiting call routing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Bridgeport Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wilhoite, Thomas Carter
  • Publication number: 20070070976
    Abstract: A telecommunication approach provides telephone service to subscribers on terminals registered on a mobile network that are consistent with the services provided to those subscribers at terminals on a fixed communication network. For instance, the subscriber on the terminals on the mobile network may have access to mid-call features and private dialing plans that are supported using elements on the fixed network, and calls placed to the subscribers at addresses (e.g., wireline numbers or SIP addresses) on the fixed network may be delivered to their terminals on the mobile network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Harry Mussman, Wen Han, Michael Wilhoite, Lee Goodman, Tom Joyner, Sanjay Jhawar, Steven Blumenthal
  • Publication number: 20070037569
    Abstract: A telecommunications service node is connected to a data network using a packet data protocol and a telephone network using a circuit switched protocol. The service node is also connected to a wireless roaming network using the IS-41 signaling protocol. The service node stores status information, including location and registration information, for mobile computing devices connected to the data packet network. The location information includes a temporary data network address for visiting mobile computing devices. The service node manages voice calls to and from the mobile computing devices. If a call is received to a mobile computing device which is not registered, the service node will attempt to connect the call to a wireless telephone associated with the mobile computing device, or a predefined destination established as a preference by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Peter McNiff, Michael Wilhoite
  • Publication number: 20060116127
    Abstract: A telephone system supports communication with user devices over both a cellular radio network as well as over an Internet Protocol (IP) network, and enables roaming and active call handoff between cellular and IP domains. Components of the system interact with conventional cellular telephone systems, for example, by emulating behavior of control components, providing proxy services for conventional components, transporting cellular telephone control communication over IP connections, or by simulating cellular operating characteristics of user devices operating in an IP domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Wilhoite, Inderdeep Singh, Steven Blumenthal