Patents by Inventor Tung-Hai Hsiao

Tung-Hai Hsiao 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: 7822184
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II
    Inventors: Frederick Murray Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20090207992
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Frederick Murray Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Patent number: 7526077
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Frederick Murray Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20070263829
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Frederick Burg, Mark Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Patent number: 7248683
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Frederick Murray Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20050249345
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Frederick Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6925161
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10? and 10?) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Frederick Murray Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20030156701
    Abstract: One or more elements in a telecommunications network (10, 10′ and 10″) receive a call hold-initiating message when a first party places a second party to the call on hold, and in doing so, triggers a call hold event in the network. In response to the call hold-initiating message, the network element may take one or more actions, including releasing one or more network resources and/or providing a service to the second party during the period the call remains on hold. Upon resumption of the call, the network will re-acquire the resources that had been previously released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Federick Murray Burg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Tung-Hai Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20020091601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a revolving credit method for charging customers for telecommunications services. According to one embodiment, a customer is provided with an initial credit limit, which is debited as the customer utilizes telecommunications services. The customer is not required to pay for used telecommunications services until the credit limit reaches zero. Once the limit reaches zero, the telecommunication's service provider will charge the initial credit limit amount on the customer's credit card and inform the customer that the credit is zero. If the customer wants to continue with the service, the service provider may initiate another round of credit. According to one embodiment, in order to clear pending balances, a time limit is associated with the credit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Paul James Fellingham, Tung-Hai Hsiao, Blake Lane Wattenbarger
  • Publication number: 20020067817
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide service on a network, receiving from a database a response to a query, processing the response to obtain a set of instructions that are adapted to be executable by a switch, and then controlling the switch in accordance with the instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: MARCOS H. CANIHUANTA, JAMES M. CARNAZZA, MORTEZA GHASSEMI, TUNG-HAI HSIAO, CYNTHIA J. KARHAN, ROMEL KHAN, WONSEOK LEE, STEPHANIE PARLAMAS
  • Patent number: 4972461
    Abstract: A call delivery service (CDS) apparatus and method are disclosed which enable non-subscriber callers to a common carrier network to bill a voice message delivery to their billing code, and to check the delivery status of the message from the network during a subsequent call. Optionally, at the caller's request, CDS can deliver the message status to the caller at a predesignated station. In one embodiment the caller can optionally request a response from the message recipient or answering party at the called station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Percy B. Brown, Nga V. Chau, Tung-Hai Hsiao, Georg K. Karawas, Richard E. LeCronier, Dawn R. Parrott, Thomas L. Russell, Jr., Wen-Ping Ying
  • Patent number: 4939771
    Abstract: A Call Message Delivery system (CDS) enables an attendant to control the delivery of a recorded call message from a caller to a specified party at a called station. The CDS alerts the attendant at a delivery time, selected by either the caller or the system. When the attendant determines that the specified party has answered the call at the called station, the caller's recorded call message is outputted to the specified party. If the specified party is not available, the attendant may schedule the call for a later delivery or may forward the call to another station specified by the answering party at the called station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Percy B. Brown, Nga V. Chau, A. R. Gore, Tung-Hai Hsiao, Georg K. Karawas, Richard E. LeCronier, Dawn R. Parrott, Usha Rao, Thomas L. Russell, Jr., Wen-Ping Ying