Extracting Call Id From Transmitted Signal Patents (Class 379/142.04)
  • Patent number: 10462195
    Abstract: Methods and system for scheduling or launching online and phone sessions between two or more people via email and other electronic communication channels without the requirement for an account with the session service provider when scheduling the session. By including a designated service provider email address in the recipient list of the host's email or meeting invitation, a user account can be, and in some embodiments is automatically created by the service provider system in response to receipt of such an Email and session invitations are automatically sent to the host and invitees designated in the host's email or meeting invitation. In this way the host and invites calendars can be automatically updated and populated with session information and information on how to joint the session, e.g., on-line meeting or conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intermedia.net, Inc.
    Inventors: Costin Tuculescu, Eli Burpee
  • Patent number: 10432783
    Abstract: A method for handling calls to be moved within a system having an unmonitored domain and a monitored domain can include the step of upon first arrival of a call at said unmonitored domain, a context of said call based on a called number, a calling number, and any redirection number(s) included in said call can be provided. Another step of the method can include, for each movement of said call between said unmonitored domain and said monitored domain, providing a unique number to be temporarily used for said particular movement, based on said call context, while avoiding that said unique number is used to move any other call within the system at the same time. An apparatus for can be configured to facilitate performance of the method (e.g. communication system, a device, non-transitory memory, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INCONTACT, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Eggiman-Ketter, James Murison
  • Patent number: 10375235
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information to a receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a sending party and performing a lookup of information relating to the sending party in a database via an Internet Protocol connection. The lookup is based on an identifier of at least one of the sending party and the receiving party. Subsequently, the information is provided to the receiving party based on the availability of the information in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: I D YOU, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Rose Martino, Kevin V. Nguyen, M. Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 10334118
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a video multimedia ringtone include setting, by a processor, a silent video separated from a multimedia file, as a media file that is a video file of a ringtone, setting, by the processor, a selected sound source as a bell file that is a sound file of the ringtone, and simultaneously playing back, by the processor, the media file and the bell file that are set as the ringtone, in response to an incoming call signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Camp Mobile Corporation
    Inventors: Seung Phill Lim, Jung Guk Kim
  • Patent number: 10257200
    Abstract: A request for communicating with a first user is received by a second user. The request includes a first identification specific to the first user. The first identification is different from an account used by the first user in the communication. Based on a communication mapping associated with the first user, it is determined whether the second user is allowed to communicate with the first user using the first identification. The communication mapping indicates authorized users allowed to communicate with the first user and respective identifications allowed to be used by the authorized users. The account used by the first user in the communication is obtained to initiate the communication with the first user. The account used is obtained in response to determining that the second user is allowed to communicate with the first user using the first identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guang Qi Li, Jia Wang, Ying Ying Xu, Qiu Lu Yuan, Jia Tian Zhong
  • Patent number: 10250610
    Abstract: A request for communicating with a first user is received by a second user. The request includes a first identification specific to the first user. The first identification is different from an account used by the first user in the communication. Based on a communication mapping associated with the first user, it is determined whether the second user is allowed to communicate with the first user using the first identification. The communication mapping indicates authorized users allowed to communicate with the first user and respective identifications allowed to be used by the authorized users. The account used by the first user in the communication is obtained to initiate the communication with the first user. The account used is obtained in response to determining that the second user is allowed to communicate with the first user using the first identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guang Qi Li, Jia Wang, Ying Ying Xu, Qiu Lu Yuan, Jia Tian Zhong
  • Patent number: 10230773
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a data server, a VoIP server, and a processing circuit. The VoIP server routes VoIP calls to and from a plurality of telecommunication devices associated with respective user accounts. The VoIP server stores data generated by the plurality of telecommunication devices on the data server. The user accounts each have a settings file associated with the user account. In response to a set of criteria indicated in the settings file of one of the user accounts being satisfied, the processing circuit logs into a data server remote to the VoIP server using login credentials included in the settings file. In further response to the set of criteria being satisfied, the processing circuit copies one or more data files associated with the user account from the data server to the remote data server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 10154136
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer readable mediums for implementing a flexible call blocking scheme using validated identities and selected attribute sharing. A user may undergo an identity verification process to generate one or more signed attributes associated with the user. When the user initiates a phone call, the user may select which attributes to expose to the callee. In one embodiment, the user's device may prevent the user's phone number from being exposed to the callee. The selected attributes may be sent to the callee, and then the device of the callee may compare the selected attributes to preconfigured rules. If the preconfigured rules indicate the selected attributes of the caller meet one or more criteria, then the call may be allowed to ring the device of the callee. Otherwise, the call may be blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newstadt, Ilya Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10146871
    Abstract: A personalized way to digitally record a person's physical activities over time serves web searching, business advertising, nostalgia, security and object tracing purposes. The chronological digital history of the person's physical presence over a time includes (i) digital network entries from other members who hold their portable wireless short range device near the person's device and transmit a URL or other key data and (ii) digital member entries such a digital photograph of a store sign. The digital network entries and digital member entries are automatically transmitted to a database located on a telecommunications network at a time of entry. Advertisers can transmit to members when members enter premises of advertiser's store. Upon sign-up online, the authentication data uniquely associated with an account is provided and key data they want to transmit is associated with the account. Digital histories can be used to improve web searching and networking opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sholem Weisner, Shmuel Nemanov
  • Patent number: 10129406
    Abstract: A system and method provide an indication by a calling device of a transfer preference for an interaction with a called device. The called device is enabled or restricted to transfer the interaction based on the transfer preference. The transfer preference is provided by a session initiation protocol or various other call topologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Herbert W. A. Ristock, Grygoriy Budilovsky, Vyacheslav Zhakov
  • Patent number: 10104227
    Abstract: In general, a computing device is described that receives an indication of a particular communication from a particular sender. The computing device determines a relationship score based at least in part on a relationship context between the particular sender and a user of the computing device. The relationship score indicates a degree of strength of a relationship between the particular sender and the user of the computing device. While outputting an alert indicative of the communication, the computing device adjusts one or more characteristics of the alert based at least in part on the relationship score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Aaron Cohen, Punyabrata Ray
  • Patent number: 10015311
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting caller ID information related to a caption assisted telephone call incorporating a first party Network appliance, a first party telephone service/terminal, and a relay linkable to the first party Network appliance via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ULTRATEC, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Engelke, Kevin R. Colwell, Troy D. Vitek
  • Patent number: 9860376
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed herein which allow a telephone call screening device to be connected in parallel to the remaining extensions within a home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Foss, Vadim Alexander Gordin
  • Patent number: 9832308
    Abstract: Implementations of the present application relate to caller preview data and call messages based on caller preview data. In some implementations, a method includes sending, by a caller device, a call request to one or more callee devices, and establishing a connection to at least one callee device prior to receipt of an acceptance of the call request by the callee device. At least a portion of caller preview data is transmitted to the callee device over the connection prior to the receipt of the call acceptance. In response to determining that the at least a portion of the caller preview data has been transmitted for a particular time period without receipt of the acceptance of the call request, information is transmitted to instruct a call message to be stored on the callee device, where the call message includes at least a part of the caller preview data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Lee Rogers, Richard Yuan-Ching Lo, Matthew Thomas Austin, Justin Uberti, Heidi Rafael Sales, Koa Metter, Anton Volkov
  • Patent number: 9747904
    Abstract: A computer detects a connected voice or video call between participants and records a brief media sample. Speech recognition is utilized to determine when the call is connected as well as to transcribe the content of the audio portion of the media sample. The recorded media sample and transcribed content is associated with the connected voice or video call such that a user may reference it at a later point. The computer additionally suggests creating or editing contact information associated with the participants of the connected voice or video call based on the transcribed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ramakrishna J. Gorthi, Chandrajit G. Joshi, Romil J. Shah
  • Patent number: 9742907
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing caller ID for a caller. An indication is received from a social networking site on which a caller has a profile that the caller has signed into the social networking site. A request is received from the caller to place a call to a callee. The system automatically associates at least one aspect of the caller's profile from the social networking site with the call request. The system then signals to the callee that there is a new call by displaying the call request with the at least one aspect of the caller's profile from the social networking site. A method is also provided for enhancing a callee's control over receiving a call. A method is also provided for facilitating web calling by a caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ESNA Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Nezarati, Bryan Dingwall
  • Patent number: 9641675
    Abstract: In an approach to caller ID verification by digital signature, a computing device receives authenticating information associated with a caller. The computing device creates a call record based on the authenticating information. The computing device retrieves additional information associated with the caller. The computing device updates the call record based on the additional information. The computing device retrieves a digital signature associated with the caller. The computing device retrieves public key information associated with the caller. The computing device performs a digital signature assessment based on the public key information. The computing device updates the call record based on the digital signature assessment. The computing device adds timestamp information to the call record. The computing device receives a request from a call recipient device. The computing device communicates information based on the call record to the call recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan T. Yaung, Ang Yi
  • Patent number: 9571634
    Abstract: In an approach to caller ID verification by digital signature, a computing device receives caller ID and URL information associated with a call. The computing device retrieves a digital signature based on the URL. The computing device retrieves public key information associated with the caller. The computing device performs a digital signature assessment based on the public key information in order to ascertain the validity of the caller ID information. The computing device performs one or more actions based on the digital signature assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan T. Yaung, Ang Yi
  • Patent number: 9509850
    Abstract: Responsive to detecting a call from a first user into a call system, a user identifier associated with the first user to can be added to respective user information stored in an e-meeting data structure associated with the call. A determination can be made as to whether the call system recognizes the user identifier associated with the first user and, responsive to determining the call system does not recognize the user identifier associated with the first user, a determination can be made as to whether the call system recognizes a voice of the first user. If the call system does not recognize the voice of the first user, a location of the first user can be identified by processing the user identifier. The location of the first user can be added to respective user information stored in the e-meeting data structure. An e-meeting can be generated for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew R. Low, Travis R. Winter
  • Patent number: 9332119
    Abstract: Caller ID authentication methodology is used to authenticate call destination and detect call forwarding in a telecommunication system. Call forwarding detection is performed by the called party authentication device transmitting an authentication request message to the authentication server. The authentication request containing the source telephone number of the call and the called party telephone number. The authentication server matches the authentication request message to a calling status message transmitted by the caller party authentication device. The calling status message containing the caller telephone number and the destination telephone number. If the two messages match, the server informs the caller authentication device that the call has reached the intended party and the call destination is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Serdar Artun Danis
  • Patent number: 9286348
    Abstract: A method is described of dynamically searching a search domain. A first result set of data objects is presented. The first result set is obtained from a first search of a search domain having active and inactive data objects for first search features obtained from a source data object. An update is detected in the search domain. Key features are extracted from the source data object to be included in second search features when the update in the search domain is in the source data object. A second search of the updated search domain is performed for data objects having the second search features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Russell E. Cunningham, Jason W. Hayes, Darshan Patel, Satish K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9286349
    Abstract: A method is described of dynamically searching a search domain. A first result set of data objects is presented. The first result set is obtained from a first search of a search domain having active and inactive data objects for first search features obtained from a source data object. An update is detected in the search domain. Key features are extracted from the source data object to be included in second search features when the update in the search domain is in the source data object. A second search of the updated search domain is performed for data objects having the second search features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Russell E. Cunningham, Jason W. Hayes, Darshan Patel, Satish K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9277048
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented for enabling an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party and process calls directed to the called party. In one embodiment, methods, which enable an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party, and process calls directed to the called party are considered a call center functions and may be implemented in a call center. A call is initiated to a called party. Initiating the call generates called party information. Using the called party information a server retrieves information associated with the called party and then forward the information associated with the called party to an agent. The call is then forwarded to the agent. As a result, the agent may use the information associated with the called party to assume the identity or persona of the called party when responding to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yihsiu Chen, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, Thaddeus Julius Kowalski
  • Patent number: 9264461
    Abstract: An illustrative method according to a set of instructions stored on the memory of a computing device includes receiving, by a processor of the computing device, a request for information from a requestor device during a real time communication between a sender device and a communication device associated with the requestor device. The method also includes sending, by the processor, the request for information to the sender device during the real time communication. The method also includes receiving, by the processor, from the sender device, a granted request for information including data requested in the request for information. The granted request for information is authorized by the sender device. The granted request for information is received during the real time communication. The method also includes sending, by the processor, the granted request for information to the requestor device during the real time communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen James Van de Wetering
  • Patent number: 9232056
    Abstract: An apparatus for blocking unwanted calls is disclosed. The apparatus incorporates a whitelist which the user can program so that known friendly callers are not interrupted by the apparatus. The apparatus also incorporates a blacklist which automatically rejects known unwanted callers so that the user is not interrupted by these calls. Additionally, the apparatus allows the user to easily add new numbers to either the blacklist or white list and also to delete numbers from the white list, blacklist or master list of caller IDs. For new numbers, callers are presented with a simple but yet effective message that states that the caller should hang up if the caller is a solicitor or telemarketer, or otherwise press zero so that the apparatus can allow the call to go through to the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Xiang Liu
  • Patent number: 9167307
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques to enable video enhancements identifying the calling party of an incoming telephone call. In an aspect of some such tools, a video message from the calling party is sent to the receiving party through a communication channel in the provider network. Upon receiving an incoming telephone call at the provider network, the video message can be associated with the incoming telephone call, and routed to a video screen associated with the receiving party to show the video message for the receiving party as an indication of the incoming telephone call and identification of the calling party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jamie C. Howarter, Charles M. Lesher
  • Patent number: 9154632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a communications arrangement for operating a communications connection between a communications terminal device (KE1) associated with a first participant and at least one first terminal device (KE2) associated with a second participant. For a process running on a second terminal device (RE1) integrating with a first communications terminal device (KE1) to be operated by the first participant, said process being free of functions for controlling the communications connection, at least one piece of information that is reproducible on a terminal device is extracted from a process-produced output (P1) to the second terminal device (RE1). Further, upon initiation of the communications connection between the communications terminal device (KE1) and the first terminal device (KE2), the reproducible information is transmitted to at one of the least one terminal devices (KE2, RE2) associated with the second participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Lederer
  • Patent number: 9137354
    Abstract: A TV phone is provided, which includes a TV module; an MRFU for demodulating an incoming call received through a forward channel, and modulating and transmitting a signal on a reverse channel; a TV control section for supplying a tuning signal to the TV module; an MSP for establishing a phone or TV mode; and a display unit for displaying synchronized signals on an image viewing screen. In a TV mode, the TV phone receives an incoming call, stops the TV module; switches off and on output of an audio signal of the selected TV broadcasting channel; displays a character message on the TV viewing screen; or superimposes a graphic image over the image on the TV viewing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dae-Heon Kwon, Yang-Muk Kang, Won-Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 9094507
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for providing information local to a called party located in a different geographic location is disclosed. In one embodiment, the computer implemented method includes the steps of receiving, at the communication device, a communication identifier; sending a request to a network device to determine a current location of a second communication device associated with the communication identifier; receiving location information identifying the current location of the communication device associated with the communication identifier; and presenting at least a portion of the information corresponding to the current location of the communication device associated with the communication identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Amar Ray
  • Patent number: 9049557
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a language setting method for mobile terminal and mobile terminal, wherein the method includes: the mobile terminal acquires the language used by the current location of the mobile terminal; and the mobile terminal sets the acquired language as the current default language of the mobile terminal. The disclosure achieves the effect of improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Hui Yu
  • Publication number: 20150117624
    Abstract: Systems and methods for call and lead tracking are disclosed. The systems and methods may generally include receiving a request sent to a database stored on a computer readable medium in response to online activity and any user information that may be collected or known, creating a record in the database in response to the request, generating a code associated with the record, assigning a call extension corresponding to the code such that the call extension is associated with the record, and associating the incoming call, web activity, as well as resulting financial transactions and follow-on activities with the website activities. The association may happen through remote communication with a system that receives the incoming call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Dorin R. Rosenshine
  • Patent number: 9007423
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that relate to a centralized communication hub at a user location for coordination of receiving/sending phone calls, SMS/MMS messages, and requests for video conferences to/from a display. A user may indicate that she wishes to receive a call/message by selecting an option on a remote control associated with the display. A microphone and/or camera connected to a gateway may provide audiovisual capabilities during a call. In a separate embodiment, the functionality of the communication hub may be split between two devices; one device detects incoming calls and a separate device routes the calls/messages to/from the appropriate gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Maurice Garcia
  • Patent number: 9002955
    Abstract: A computing network, including: a plurality of peer computing devices including code, which when executed by a peer computing device causes the executing peer computing device to cooperate with at least one other of the peer computing devices; at least one server including code, which when executed by the at least one server locates at least one of the peer computing devices; and at least one mediator including code, which when executed by the at least on mediator collects charging information from at least some of the peer computing devices; wherein, the peer computing devices, at least one sever and at least one mediator are communicatively coupled via an at least carrier-grade telecommunications network being suitable for enhancing cooperation among the cooperating ones of the peer computing devices relative to best-efforts communications among the cooperating ones of the peer computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: ZTE Corporation, ZTE USA Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Shaoyan Ma, Weiyong Zhu, Li Mo
  • Publication number: 20150086000
    Abstract: A communication device and method can include one or more processors operatively coupled to memory and an audible output device, where the one or more processors receive a call from a calling party that includes caller identification information and a voice paging message associated with the caller identification information, presenting the caller identification information, presenting the voice paging message as an alias of or to a ring tone or interleaved with the ring tone before the call from the calling party is answered or rejected. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8964955
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for using a presence-based network to provide call notification information. According to one embodiment, a method of providing information related to a communication can comprise receiving a publication of one or more presence attributes. The one or more presence attributes can comprise at least one attribute indicating call notification information. A presence profile can be associated with an entity. For example, the entity can comprises a recipient of the communication. The presence profile can be updated based on the received presence attributes. The attribute indicating call notification information can be provided to one or more subscribers to the presence information such as the entity associated with the presence profile, another party to the communication, another authorized principal, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: St├ęphane H. Maes
  • Patent number: 8958537
    Abstract: Alerts are provided for calls, where the alerts are indicative of the relationship of a caller to a call recipient in a social networking platform. An identifier for a calling device is used to access social network data that is descriptive of a relationship of the caller to the call recipient in the social networking platform. An alert option for a call is selected, from among multiple, different alert options, based on the social network data that is descriptive of the relationship of the caller to the call recipient in the social networking platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael J. Saylor
  • Patent number: 8953761
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method, system, and apparatus for inserting caller identifying information into a video signal includes receiving a digital video stream and receiving caller identifier information from an incoming call associated with a calling device. The method further includes converting the caller identifier information into caller identifying textual information, and inserting the caller identifying textual information into the digital video stream using a visual timecode video insertion format. The method further includes transmitting the digital video stream with the inserted caller identifying textual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael Morrissey, Mohit Mathur, Clinton Smoyer, Jade Kerr, Curtis Tucker, Andrew Cook
  • Publication number: 20150038128
    Abstract: A method of providing originator information to an intended communications recipient during establishment of a communication session includes reading, at an originating communication terminal, originator information carried by a device located with the originating terminal, and including at least some of the originator information in at least one signal transmitted by the originating communication terminal during establishment of the communication session for transmission to a communication terminal associated with the intended communications recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 8929526
    Abstract: Described are a system and method for processing content in a unified communications environment. As part of an electronic communication session between a first party electronic device and at least one second party electronic device, an identifier is received from the first party electronic device at the at least one second party electronic device. A search is performed for collaborative history data at the second party electronic device using the identifier. Data related to the electronic communication session and/or the collaborative history data is presented at the second party electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Ellen Kho, Chen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150003599
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein include identifying a voice communication session established between a first communication device and a second communication device and, based on the voice communication session established between the first communication device and the second communication device, identifying a plurality of contacts who potentially may be the second user. A list including at least a name of each of the plurality of contacts who potentially may be the second user is presented to a first user using the first communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Jessica W. Forrester, Stephen C. Hess, Jeffrey R. Hoy
  • Patent number: 8917840
    Abstract: A first telephone number assigned to the first telephone is cryptographically hashed to generate a first message digest, and the first telephone sends a signal to a second telephone over a communication network, wherein the signal includes the first message digest. The second telephone receives the first signal and searches its contact records to determine whether a telephone number in one of the contact records generates a message digest that matches the message digest received. Then, in response to the second telephone determining that a telephone number in one of the contact records generates a message digest that matches the first message digest, the second telephone identifies the contact record that generates the matching message digest and provides audible or visual output of content from the identified contact record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi K. Kosaraju, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 8913726
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a computer program, method, and system for presenting user-selectable content on another user's computing device. Embodiments of the present invention permit a first user to create relationships and networks between other users. Once relationships have been created, the first user can select multimedia content to be presented to a second user or group of users. The content is presented to the second user upon the first user initiating a telephone call to the second user and during a pre-answer stage comprising ringing of the second user's computing device; upon the second user answering the call, the presentation of the content is terminated. In addition, if the second user has selected content to be presented to the first user, such content will also be displayed at the time the first user makes the call to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: CWB Tech LLC
    Inventors: Charles Jason Brown, Jayson Watkins, Michael Collard
  • Patent number: 8903068
    Abstract: Personal mobility, multiparty control, and device augmentation features are provided within a voice-over-Internet protocol environment, such as a distributed feature composition (DFC) telecommunications architecture. The personal mobility features allow a caller to be identified to a callee using a desired identifier in place of an identifier of the device from which a call is made. Such personal mobility features are made available in multiparty calling environments and after mid-call moves. Device augmentation features provide enhanced calling options to a device that may otherwise be unequipped to provide such options, thus enabling personal mobility and multiparty control features across a wide variety of telecommunications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Healfdene Goguen, Thomas M. Smith, Pamela Zave
  • Publication number: 20140334616
    Abstract: A method of providing a call log in an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a content including call identifier information, storing information corresponding to the call identifier information from the content, and using the stored information for at least one of a call log and a contact list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hong JEONG, Pil-Joo YOON, Sun-Kee LEE
  • Publication number: 20140328477
    Abstract: In embodiments of the disclosed technology, a plurality of ratings of websites is received, wherein each rating is associated with a category and a rater and each rater is associated with at least one group. A selection of a category is received from the user, wherein the user is associated with at least one group. One website location (or a plurality of website locations) is provided in the category to the user based on at least one rating of the plurality of ratings provided by at least one of the raters, wherein at least one group associated with the rater and at least one the group associated with the user are the same group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Steven M. Belz, Larry B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 8879701
    Abstract: Embodiments provide caller information in multiple languages to multiple receiving communication devices. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a call request from a sending endpoint communication device connected to a network. Caller identification information associated with the call request is obtained, where the caller identification information includes one or more identifications associated with the sending endpoint communication device. Each identification specifies the same content in a different language. The call request and at least one of the identifications are transmitted over the network to be received by receiving endpoint communication devices connected to the network. Each receiving endpoint communication device can output at least one of the received identifications specified in a language designated for use by that receiving endpoint communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mohan Vinayak Phadnis, Sreekanth Subrahmanya Nemani
  • Patent number: 8879702
    Abstract: A system for providing additional information to called parties, the system comprises a base unit device for sending additional information to called parties, the base unit comprises a microprocessor, at least one Ethernet port, at least one telephone port, a first transceiver, and a first wireless antenna; and a display unit for receiving the additional information from the base unit device and displaying the additional information to the called parties, the display unit comprises a second transceiver, a liquid crystal display, a second wireless antenna, and a set of keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Accudata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James N. White, Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith, Thomas M. Buie
  • Patent number: 8861695
    Abstract: A communication system receives data that does not pertain to an attempted initial establishment of a communication. The communication system uses a new message format under an existing analog Caller ID standard. The communication system inserts the data (which can be in addition to existing Caller ID data) into a Caller ID message that uses the new message format. The communication system then sends the Caller ID message to a communication device/Private Branch Exchange (PBX)/contact center that can interpret the new message format. The communication device/PBX/contact center can use the data to further route the communication to a specific telephone and/or can use the data to display information such as Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates of a cell phone. The data can enhance the capabilities of devices and systems that currently work under the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Grover, Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 8855281
    Abstract: Described are a system and method for processing content in a unified communications environment. As part of an electronic communication session between a first party electronic device and at least one second party electronic device, an identifier is received from the first party electronic device at the at least one second party electronic device. A search is performed for collaborative history data at the second party electronic device using the identifier. Data related to the electronic communication session and/or the collaborative history data is presented at the second party electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Ellen Kho, Chen Zhang
  • Patent number: 8848889
    Abstract: An embodiment according to the invention provides automatic discovery, via Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Voice Biometrics, of the identification of a caller, when the caller is making a phone call from, for example, a residential line. The caller may, for example, initiate a phone call by voice request to a computer or other device. The device initiates the call, but rather than using the conventional technique of determining Calling Name via lookup to the Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP) database, the embodiment uses a technique of ASR in tandem with voice or other biometrics to recognize who within the residence is making the call, and to use the name associated with the requesting caller's voiceprint for determining the Calling Name to display to the called party. Other forms of biometrics, such as image biometrics (e.g., facial or iris biometrics), may alternatively be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Wood, Russell Vetrano