Patents by Inventor Nancy Book

Nancy Book 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: 8045690
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location information associated with a calling party are disclosed. Generally, a query is received from a network element. A location associated with a calling party is identified in response to receipt of the query, and an indication of the location is transmitted for delivery to a called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Jim Kovarik, Nancy Book
  • Patent number: 7940905
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a name associated with a calling party's telephone number are disclosed. Generally, a first network element determines whether there are any restrictions on the disclosure of a name associated with a calling party's telephone number; obtain the name associated with the calling party's telephone number when it is determined that the calling party's telephone number is present in a database; and transmit the name associated with the calling party's telephone to a second network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Wally Malinowski, Jim Kovarik, Bill Wojtozak, Nancy Book, M. Lynda Marek
  • Patent number: 7907711
    Abstract: Systems and methods for notifying a user of a calling card balance are disclosed. Generally, a calling card platform determines a telephone call using a calling card has ended. The calling card platform recalculates a calling card balance after the telephone call has ended and notifies the user of the recalculated balance via a communication channel based on a notification preference. The calling card platform notifies the user of the recalculated balance irrespective of the recalculated calling card balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Denis Nolan, Nancy Book, Susanne M. Crockett
  • Publication number: 20090110166
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location information associated with a calling party are disclosed. Generally, a query is received from a network element. A location associated with a calling party is identified in response to receipt of the query, and an indication of the location is transmitted for delivery to a called party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Jim Kovarik, Nancy Book
  • Patent number: 7450706
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location information associated with a calling party are disclosed. Generally, a query is received from a network element. A location associated with a calling party is identified in response to receipt of the query, and an indication of the location is transmitted for delivery to a called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: AT&T Knowledge Ventures L.P
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Jim Kovarik, Nancy Book
  • Publication number: 20080130855
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a name associated with a calling party's telephone number are disclosed. Generally, a first network element determines whether there are any restrictions on the disclosure of a name associated with a calling party's telephone number; obtain the name associated with the calling party's telephone number when it is determined that the calling party's telephone number is present in a database; and transmit the name associated with the calling party's telephone to a second network element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Wally Malinowski, Jim Kovarik, Bill Wojtozak, Nancy Book, M. Lynda Marek
  • Patent number: 7343007
    Abstract: An advanced intelligent network (AIN) for providing the name and telephone number of a calling party to a called party comprising a plurality of central offices and a service control point (SCP). The central offices are equipped with AIN software which enables them to generate triggers which active queries requesting the name of the calling party. The SCP contains subscriber information which enables it to determine the type of query that is associated with each trigger. The SCP also incorporates a database containing telephone numbers and corresponding names. Software incorporated into the SCP enables it to respond to the queries sent to it by searching its database and returning the telephone number and corresponding name of a calling party to a called party's central office and the called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: SBC Properties, LP
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Wally Malinowski, Jim Kovarik, Bill Wojtozak, Nancy Book, M. Lynda Marek
  • Publication number: 20080037738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for notifying a user of a calling card balance are disclosed. Generally, a calling card platform determines a telephone call using a calling card has ended. The calling card platform recalculates a calling card balance after the telephone call has ended and notifies the user of the recalculated balance via a communication channel based on a notification preference. The calling card platform notifies the user of the recalculated balance irrespective of the recalculated calling card balance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Denis Nolan, Nancy Book, Susanne M. Crockett
  • Publication number: 20080013710
    Abstract: A system and method deliver audible caller identification information when standard Caller ID information is invalid or can not be provided, even when the called party connects to the network by private trunk group facilities. In one disclosed embodiment, a trunk group trigger associated with the called communication station is encountered, launching a termination attempt query. If standard caller identification information can not be provided for the calling party, the call will be routed to a privacy service to obtain the audible caller identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: John Moss, Dianna Tiliks, Susanne Crockett, Carol Gruchala, Nancy Book
  • Publication number: 20070269026
    Abstract: All calls terminating to a customer's directory number are intercepted. If caller identification information can be presented, the call is forwarded to a service node for disposition. The service node reconfigures signaling information of the call so that the call is not intercepted, then forwards the call to the subscriber's telephone. When the call is answered, the service node states the name or telephone number of the calling party which has been retrieved from the signaling information. The caller can decide whether to take the call, deny the call, send the call to voice mail or send a sales refusal message or other disposition option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: John Moss, Thomas McBlain, Dianna Tiliks, Nancy Book, Susanne Crockett, Carol Gruchala
  • Publication number: 20070217587
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location information associated with a calling party are disclosed. Generally, a query is received from a network element. A location associated with a calling party is identified in response to receipt of the query, and an indication of the location is transmitted for delivery to a called party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Jim Kovarik, Nancy Book
  • Publication number: 20070201638
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing enhanced caller identification screening using audible caller name announcement are disclosed. Generally, a request for audible caller identification associated with a calling communication station is transmitted to the calling communication station based on an analysis of a query comprising data indicating whether presentation of standard call identification information to a called communication station. Audible caller identification information is then received and transmitted to the called communication station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Teresa Latter, Nancy Book, Mary Hardzinski, James Maciejewski, John Moss, Thomas McBlain, Steven Benfield, Robin Brady, Walden Crabtree, Tracy Kato, Brian Utesch
  • Patent number: 7233654
    Abstract: A method for providing the names of the city and state of a calling party to a called party when the calling party's name is unavailable. The method utilizes the calling party's telephone number to determine the names of the city and state from which the calling party is calling. The method incorporates a database that contains combinations of telephone numbers and the names of the cities and states that correspond to the various combinations of numbers. In response to an indication that the name of the calling party is unavailable, the method accesses the databases and searches for the matching telephone number and corresponding city and state names. If the names are found, they are delivered to the calling party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: SBC Properties, L.P.
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Jim Kovarik, Nancy Book
  • Publication number: 20070121855
    Abstract: A telecommunications service controls and monitors telephone calls by storing at a service control point (SCP) restricted telephone numbers and priority telephone numbers. Upon receiving call data relating to a call between a subscriber telephone number and an outside telephone number, the SCP determines whether the outside telephone number matches the restricted or priority telephone numbers. When the outside telephone number matches a restricted telephone number, the call is terminated and the SCP stores the call data. When the outside telephone number does not match a restricted telephone number, or matches a priority telephone number, the call is connected. The SCP transmits stored call data to a service management system, which is accessible by the subscriber via the Internet or an interactive voice response, for generating reports. The service further includes time schedules for implementing call restrictions and personal identification number for bypassing call restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: SBC PROPERTIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Dianna TILIKS, Susanne CROCKETT, Nancy BOOK, Carol GRUCHALA, John MOSS
  • Publication number: 20070121807
    Abstract: A system and method for providing information about a calling party to a called party is disclosed. Generally, a network element obtains information about a calling party when a telephone line of a called party is busy. The network element notifies the called party that the calling party is attempting to contact the called party and transmits an audible version of the information about the calling party to the called party without receiving an input from the called party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: James Maciejewski, Claude Harrington, Nancy Book, Mary Hardzinski, Robert Bossemeyer, Susanne Crockett, Thomas McBlain
  • Publication number: 20060251227
    Abstract: A telecommunications service implements an account code reporting feature by storing an account code associated with a subscriber at a service control point (SCP) in the public switched telephone network (PSTN). When a call is initiated from the subscriber's terminal, the SCP receives outgoing call data, including the subscriber's telephone number, a called party number and an account code entered from the subscriber's terminal. The SCP determines whether the call is subject to the account code reporting service and, if so, stores the call data. The SCP transmits the call data to a service management system accessible by the subscriber via a graphical user interface through a packet switched data network and an interactive voice response through the PSTN. The call is subject to the account code reporting service when the called party number is in the same local access and transport area as the subscriber's telephone number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: SBC Properties, L.P.
    Inventors: Dianna Tiliks, Carol Gruchala, Susanne Crockett, John Moss, Nancy Book, William Moy
  • Publication number: 20060233320
    Abstract: The present method and system enable a called party to cancel an unwanted call and send a message to the calling party. The method and system are activated in response to a plurality of inputs provided by the called party. In response to the input provided by the called party, a custom or a standard message can be transmitted to the calling party. A confirmation message can also be transmitted to the called party. The method and system can be implemented in conjunction with other systems that are also activated in response to an input from the called party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Teresa Latter, Nancy Book, Mary Hardzinski, James Maciejewski, Thomas McBlain, Diana Tiliks, Paul Wilczynski
  • Publication number: 20060203983
    Abstract: A telecommunications service translates an abbreviated dialing code into a toll free number, routes the call to an interexchange carrier, and manages the billing associated with the call. A billing system processes the billing such that a subscriber of the abbreviated dialing code service is billed for the call rather than a calling party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicants: Ameritech Corporation, SBC Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dianna Tiliks, Carol Gruchala, Susanne Crockett, Nancy Book, John Moss, Thomas McBlain, Gordon Blumenschein, William Moy, Kenneth Stroud
  • Publication number: 20060182254
    Abstract: Communication address identification information is obtained. A communication address number is collected from a customer at a telecommunications apparatus in response to a trigger being initiated at a switch and a connection being established between the switch and the telecommunications apparatus. Communication address identification information is obtained from a memory in response to collecting the communication address number from the customer. The communication address identification information is returned to the customer when communication address identification information corresponding to the communication address number is available at the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: SBC Properties, L.P.
    Inventors: Tana Sweeney, Nancy Book, Carol Gruchala, Dianna Tiliks
  • Publication number: 20060171522
    Abstract: A method for providing the names of the city and state of a calling party to a called party when the calling party's name is unavailable. The method utilizes the calling party's telephone number to determine the names of the city and state from which the calling party is calling. The method incorporates a database that contains combinations of telephone numbers and the names of the cities and states that correspond to the various combinations of numbers. In response to an indication that the name of the calling party is unavailable, the method accesses the databases and searches for the matching telephone number and corresponding city and state names. If the names are found, they are delivered to the calling party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Ron Urban, Jim Kovarik, Nancy Book