Patents by Inventor Timothy Culver

Timothy Culver 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: 8493969
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically answering a call from a calling party to a called party that originates via the Internet, includes and involves a data storage system and processor that is coupled to the data storage system. The processor is operative to initiate an automated call answering service in response to an Internet telephony call from the calling party which is intended to be received by the called party, to receive a message from the calling party via the Internet in accordance with the automated call answering service, and to store the message in the data storage system for processing by the processor in accordance with the automated call answering service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: MCI Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Culver
  • Publication number: 20120215741
    Abstract: A replication priority queuing system prioritizes replication requests in accordance with a predetermined scheme. An exemplary system includes a Replication Priority Queue Manager that receives update requests and assigns a priority based upon business rules and stores the requests in associated storage means. A Replication Decision Engine retrieves the requests from storage and determines a destination for the update based upon predetermined replication rules, and sends the update to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Jack Poole, Timothy Culver
  • Patent number: 8190561
    Abstract: A replication priority queuing system prioritizes replication requests in accordance with a predetermined scheme. An exemplary system includes a Replication Priority Queue Manager that receives update requests and assigns a priority based upon business rules and stores the requests in associated storage means. A Replication Decision Engine retrieves the requests from storage and determines a destination for the update based upon predetermined replication rules, and sends the update to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jack Poole, Timothy Culver
  • Patent number: 7933259
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically answering a call from a calling party to a called party that originates via the Internet, includes and involves a data storage system and processor that is coupled to the data storage system. The processor is operative to initiate an automated call answering service in response to an Internet telephony call from the calling party which is intended to be received by the called party, to receive a message from the calling party via the Internet in accordance with the automated call answering service, and to store the message in the data storage system for processing by the processor in accordance with the automated call answering service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: MCI Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Culver
  • Publication number: 20100074252
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically answering a call from a calling party to a called party that originates via the Internet, includes and involves a data storage system and processor that is coupled to the data storage system. The processor is operative to initiate an automated call answering service in response to an Internet telephony call from the calling party which is intended to be received by the called party, to receive a message from the calling party via the Internet in accordance with the automated call answering service, and to store the message in the data storage system for processing by the processor in accordance with the automated call answering service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy Culver
  • Publication number: 20040184413
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically answering a call from a calling party to a called party that originates via the Internet, includes and involves a data storage system and processor that is coupled to the data storage system. The processor is operative to initiate an automated call answering service in response to an Internet telephony call from the calling party which is intended to be received by the called party, to receive a message from the calling party via the Internet in accordance with the automated call answering service, and to store the message in the data storage system for processing by the processor in accordance with the automated call answering service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Timothy Culver
  • Patent number: 6690663
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically answering a call from a calling party to a called party that originates via the Internet, includes and involves a data storage system and processor that is coupled to the data storage system. The processor is operative to initiate an automated call answering service in response to an Internet telephony call from the calling party which is intended to be received by the called party, to receive a message from the calling party via the Internet in accordance with the automated call answering service, and to store the message in the data storage system for processing by the processor in accordance with the automated call answering service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: MCI Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Culver