Patents by Inventor Robert F. Piscopo, JR.

Robert F. Piscopo, JR. 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: 10334429
    Abstract: A network device receives a location update message from a mobile network switch. The location update message indicates that a mobile device is registered with the mobile network switch. The location update message includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) associated with the mobile device. The network device determines, based at least on the IMSI, a plurality of MSISDNs associated with the mobile device, including a first MSISDN that is enabled for calling and a second MSISDN that is not enabled for calling. The network device transmits, in response to the location update message, subscriber data to a database associated with the mobile network switch, which associates the IMSI with the first MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10291775
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10200530
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device may determine a location of the computing device. The computing device may have an associated first phone number. The computing device may determine that the location of the computing device is outside a geographic area in which a carrier associated with the first phone number provides service. The computing device may send a registration request to a local network indicating that the computing device is operating in an over the top mode. The computing device may originate an outgoing call from the computing device. The outgoing call appears to a called party to originate from a second phone number that is different from the first phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190037517
    Abstract: In some implementations, a telecommunications network can include a core network device communicatively connectable with user equipment (UE). The UE can generate a registration request including a subsidiary request and transmit the registration request. The core network device can receive the registration request, determine the subsidiary request based on content of the registration request, and transmit an indication of the subsidiary request on behalf of the UE via the telecommunications network. A core network device can receive a registration request associated with a user equipment (UE), determine a subsidiary request based on content of the registration request, and transmit toward the UE an acknowledgement associated with both the registration request and the subsidiary request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Patent number: 10117211
    Abstract: In some implementations, a telecommunications network can include a core network device communicatively connectable with user equipment (UE). The UE can generate a registration request including a subsidiary request and transmit the registration request. The core network device can receive the registration request, determine the subsidiary request based on content of the registration request, and transmit an indication of the subsidiary request on behalf of the UE via the telecommunications network. A core network device can receive a registration request associated with a user equipment (UE), determine a subsidiary request based on content of the registration request, and transmit toward the UE an acknowledgement associated with both the registration request and the subsidiary request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180270651
    Abstract: A network device receives a location update message from a mobile network switch. The location update message indicates that a mobile device is registered with the mobile network switch. The location update message includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) associated with the mobile device. The network device determines, based at least on the IMSI, a plurality of MSISDNs associated with the mobile device, including a first MSISDN that is enabled for calling and a second MSISDN that is not enabled for calling. The network device transmits, in response to the location update message, subscriber data to a database associated with the mobile network switch, which associates the IMSI with the first MSISDN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180249007
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo Jr.
  • Patent number: 9992667
    Abstract: Methods and computing systems for dynamic MSISDN association are described. A network device receives a location update message from a mobile network switch. The location update message indicates that a mobile device is registered with the mobile network switch. The location update message includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) associated with the mobile device. The network device determines, based at least on the IMSI, a plurality of MSISDNs associated with the mobile device, including a first MSISDN that is enabled for calling and a second MSISDN that is not enabled for calling. The network device transmits, in response to the location update message, subscriber data to a database associated with the mobile network switch, which associates the IMSI with the first MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9961199
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180115878
    Abstract: In some implementations, a core network device can receive an initiation request of a communication session to an alias number. The core network device can retrieve from a registration database one or more destination number(s) corresponding to the alias number. The core network device can transmit respective indication(s) of the alias number to destination(s) corresponding to the retrieved destination number(s). The core network device can initiate the communication session to one of the destination(s) using the respective one of the retrieved destination number(s). A destination number can correspond to a computing device, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Robert F. Piscopo, JR., Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 9948773
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may place a communication using an originating number that is different from the number assigned to the computing device. An IMS application server that handles requests for the computing device associated with the originating number is notified when the telephone number assigned to the computing device is used by a different computing device. The notification to the IMS application server might include, but is not limited to device information, location information, and the like. After being notified of the communications terminated by other computing devices that are associated with the device number, accurate call records may be provided regarding the communications involving the originating number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180063333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classifying and routing an inbound call using ENUM queries are described. When a calling party initiates an inbound call, an Interconnect Session Border Controller (I-SBC) may generates a query for a calling party number (CgPN) and a called party number (CdPN) to search the inbound call in an E.164 Number to URI Mapping (ENUM) database. The I-SBC may check the CgPN against the ENUM database and identify a service provider identification (SPID) number associated with the classification of the CgPN found in the ENUM database. The I-SBC may then tag the SPID and an associated predetermined description to the inbound call, and route the inbound call based on the SPID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Ara Kondakjian, Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Patent number: 9826087
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may select an originating phone number to initiate a voice call that is different from the telephone number that is assigned to the computing device. The telephone number that is selected as the originating number may be a number that is assigned to another computing device and/or a different user. In response to receiving a request to place an outgoing call using the selected destination number, the network returns a temporary routing number to the computing device. The computing device places a call to the temporary routing number. After receiving the call at the temporary routing number, the network places the outgoing call using the selected originating number. The outgoing call appears to a called party to originate from the selected originating number instead of from the phone number assigned to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9820116
    Abstract: In some implementations, a core network device can receive an initiation request of a communication session to an alias number. The core network device can retrieve from a registration database one or more destination number(s) corresponding to the alias number. The core network device can transmit respective indication(s) of the alias number to destination(s) corresponding to the retrieved destination number(s). The core network device can initiate the communication session to one of the destination(s) using the respective one of the retrieved destination number(s). A destination number can correspond to a computing device, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr., Shelby Seward
  • Publication number: 20170324862
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device may determine a location of the computing device. The computing device may have an associated first phone number. The computing device may determine that the location of the computing device is outside a geographic area in which a carrier associated with the first phone number provides service. The computing device may send a registration request to a local network indicating that the computing device is operating in an over the top mode. The computing device may originate an outgoing call from the computing device. The outgoing call appears to a called party to originate from a second phone number that is different from the first phone number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170273046
    Abstract: In some implementations, a telecommunications network can include a core network device communicatively connectable with user equipment (UE). The UE can generate a registration request including a subsidiary request and transmit the registration request. The core network device can receive the registration request, determine the subsidiary request based on content of the registration request, and transmit an indication of the subsidiary request on behalf of the UE via the telecommunications network. A core network device can receive a registration request associated with a user equipment (UE), determine a subsidiary request based on content of the registration request, and transmit toward the UE an acknowledgement associated with both the registration request and the subsidiary request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Patent number: 9729702
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device may determine a location of the computing device. The computing device may have an associated first phone number. The computing device may determine that the location of the computing device is outside a geographic area in which a carrier associated with the first phone number provides service. The computing device may send a registration request to a local network indicating that the computing device is operating in an over the top mode. The computing device may originate an outgoing call from the computing device. The outgoing call appears to a called party to originate from a second phone number that is different from the first phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170163801
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may place a communication using an originating number that is different from the number assigned to the computing device. An IMS application server that handles requests for the computing device associated with the originating number is notified when the telephone number assigned to the computing device is used by a different computing device. The notification to the IMS application server might include, but is not limited to device information, location information, and the like. After being notified of the communications terminated by other computing devices that are associated with the device number, accurate call records may be provided regarding the communications involving the originating number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170078484
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170078483
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may place a communication using an originating number that is different from the number assigned to the computing device. An IMS application server that handles requests for the computing device associated with the originating number is notified when the telephone number assigned to the computing device is used by a different computing device. The notification to the IMS application server might include, but is not limited to device information, location information, and the like. After being notified of the communications terminated by other computing devices that are associated with the device number, accurate call records may be provided regarding the communications involving the originating number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, JR.