Patents by Inventor Wayne F. Simpkins

Wayne F. Simpkins 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: 9031219
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for routing telephone calls from host switch to remote switch in a Voice Over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) network. In one embodiment, a system includes a host switch in a voice over internet protocol (“VoIP”) network communicably coupled with a plurality of remote switches and a public switched telephone network (“PSTN”), the host switch to receive a call from the PSTN having signaling including a location routing number (“LRN”) field, and a database communicably coupled to the host switch to identify a target remote switch of the plurality of remote switches that is associated with at least a portion of the LRN field. In addition, the host switch is to send the call to the target remote switch based on the identification by the database. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher W. Mikleton, Dena M. Hunter, Wayne F. Simpkins