Advanced Intelligent Network (ain) Patents (Class 379/221.08)
  • Patent number: 10284719
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, apparatuses and methods to better interdict or screen calls without disturbing the callee. The phone user can implement a warning for unwanted human, i.e., live person callers, and a challenge or barrier for unwanted automated or robocalling, particularly the usage of a required response to a question. The warning and particularly the challenge would weed out undesired solicitations. The present invention also makes allowance for desired human, robotic or automated calling in addition to the proscripted calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Stanley Korn
  • Patent number: 10203887
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for defining one or more computing system requirements for desired data storage array. One or more design criteria is defined for the desired data storage array. At least one recommended data storage array is identified for the desired data storage array based, at least in part, upon the one or more computing system requirements and the one or more design criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Amnon Naamad, Brad Maltz, Kuram T. Narayana, Ron Bigman, Anurag S. Maunder
  • Patent number: 10163152
    Abstract: One or more computing instances are instantiated and allocated to customers. The computing instances have a modifiable interruptibility property that is operable to allow a computing instance to be terminated or reallocated from a first customer to a second customer. Requests for additional computing instances having modifiable interruptibility properties are received. Information pertaining to the instantiated computing instances and requested additional computing instances is provided. The information may include a current status of the instantiated computing instances or requested additional computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David John Ward, Jr., Jin Seop Kim, Stephen Alden Elliott, Rusenia Carpio Ingram, Rachid Ennaji, Brian Helfrich, Dhanvi Harsha Kapila, Peng Zhai
  • Patent number: 9819606
    Abstract: Allocating an instance of a resource to an IT-service includes analyzing a service model specifying the structure of an IT-service and including nodes and resource management rules specifying the management of the node's resource. For each node, a resource type indicated by the node is determined. Resource management rules assigned to the node are also determined. The resource management rules assigned to the node are evaluated on a resource instance catalog for computing selection criteria. The selection criteria is applied on a service provider catalog for selecting a resource manager for providing an instance of the resource. An instance of the resource is created by the selected resource manager and allocated to the IT-service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerd Breiter, Simon Moser, Isabell Schwertle, Thomas Spatzier
  • Patent number: 9774736
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for determining whether a call has reached a live party or a machine. Specifically, a call handler that is handling the call analyzes a cadence of the audio of the call while a speech analytics system analyzes the audio of the call to detect one or more keywords over a call leg established between the call handler and speech analytics system. Accordingly, in particular embodiments, the call handler may make a first determination that the call has reached a live party or a machine based on the cadence of the audio and may make a second determination that the call has reached a live party or a machine based on an event received from the speech analytics system as a result of the speech analytics system detecting a particular keyword in the audio of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Andraszek
  • Patent number: 9762475
    Abstract: A method including providing a business with a unified communications number for all types of customer communication and mapping the unified communications number to each address for the business issued by the communication service providers of the business. The method may also include routing communications addressed to the unified communications number to the appropriate the address as a function of the type of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ONE SMART STAR LIMITED
    Inventor: Didi Avraham Mecilati
  • Patent number: 9760854
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for optimizing an order for a product for delivery. The method includes receiving an order for a product from a first requestor, the order identifying a delivery timeframe. The method also includes identifying an undelivered shipment of the product associated with an existing order of a second party. The method further includes transmitting a request to reroute the undelivered shipment of the product to the first requestor within the delivery timeframe. The method still further includes processing the order for the product. The processing includes arranging delivery of the product to the second party. Systems and apparatus are also disclosed to implement the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FORMULA LABS, LLC
    Inventor: Manish Chowdhary
  • Patent number: 9712670
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, apparatuses and methods to better interdict or screen calls without disturbing the callee. The phone user can implement a warning for unwanted human, i.e., live person callers, and a challenge or barrier for unwanted automated or robocalling, particularly the usage of a required response to a question. The warning and particularly the challenge would weed out undesired solicitations. The present invention also makes allowance for desired human, robotic or automated calling in addition to the proscripted calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Stanley Korn
  • Patent number: 9648165
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a second line service (“SLS”) feature to a subscriber using a telecommunications device (“TD”) which includes receiving at a switch on the network of the subscriber's primary service provider a communication made up of a trigger and a directory number. When the communication is received at the primary service provider's switch, the switch parses the communication and detects the trigger. Once the switch has received the communication, the switch additionally transmits a query message to a SLS platform that manages the SLS feature. As a result of the switch's query message transmission, the switch receives a reply to the query message from the SLS platform. Based at least in part on the reply to the query message, the switch can route the communication such that the switch connects one or multiple voice channel circuit between the subscriber's TD and the terminating TD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Movius Interactive Corporation
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Philip Lowman, Jingnesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 9648120
    Abstract: An example method of simulating activity to conceal actual activity associated with a wireless network includes generating, at a push server, a sham push message operable to simulate activity on a communication channel between a push service provider and a target mobile device. The sham push message includes an indication that the sham push message is not an actual push message from a third party associated with the mobile application. The method also includes retrieving an application registration identifier associated with the mobile application hosted on the mobile device. The target mobile device is subscribed to the push service provider for push message delivery. The method further includes encrypting the sham push message. The method also includes transmitting the encrypted sham push message to the target mobile device associated with the application registration identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Lukas Fryc
  • Patent number: 9591131
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying an unwanted caller using a call answering system. The method comprises receiving, by a call records server, information about callers from a plurality of telephony devices and one or more phone number data sources, classifying, by the call records server, one or more of the callers as either wanted or unwanted callers based on the received information, and storing, by the call records server, the received information and the classification of the one or more of the callers into a directory. The method further comprises identifying, by a call answering server, that a call from a given caller from a phone number to a receiving telephony device is from an unwanted caller by searching the directory, and handling, by the call answering server, the call from the given caller according to one or more preferences of the user, the one or more preferences including rejecting the call from the receiving telephony device, playing a recorded message, and disposing of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: YOUMAIL, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 9450810
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a service provider management device provides a plurality of redundant fabric motifs, each indicating a subgraph pattern of logical connections for network segments of a virtual data center, and receives virtual data center tenant selection of one or more of the redundant fabric motifs for particular pairs of data center segments of the virtual data center. After determining available physical data center resources that correspond to the tenant selection of one or more of the redundant fabric motifs for particular pairs of data center segments, logical connections may then be established between particular network segments for the virtual data center according to the available physical data center resources corresponding to the tenant selection of one or more of the redundant fabric motifs for particular pairs of data center segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technoogy, Inc.
    Inventors: Senhua Huang, Bobby Nakamoto, Ethan M. Spiegel, Rakesh M. Pathak, Sid Ray
  • Patent number: 9444760
    Abstract: Allocating an instance of a resource to an IT-service includes: analyzing a service model specifying the structure of an IT-service and comprising nodes and resource management rules specifying the management of said node's resource. For each node, the method includes: determining a resource type indicated by said node; determining one or more resource management rules assigned to said node; evaluating the resource management rules assigned to said node on a resource instance catalog and the determined resource type for computing selection criteria; applying the selection criteria on a service provider catalog for selecting one of the one or more resource managers, the service provider catalog being indicative of one or more of the resource managers respectively being operable to provide a resource instance of a given resource type to the IT-service; creating an instance of the resource provided by the selected resource manager; and allocating said instance to the IT-service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerd Breiter, Simon Moser, Isabell Schwertle, Thomas Spatzier
  • Patent number: 9400690
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing program execution capacity, such as for a group of computing nodes that are provided for executing one or more programs for a user. In some situations, dynamic program execution capacity modifications for a computing node group that is in use may be performed periodically or otherwise in a recurrent manner, such as to aggregate multiple modifications that are requested or otherwise determined to be made during a period of time, and with the aggregation of multiple determined modifications being able to be performed in various manners. Modifications may be requested or otherwise determined in various manners, including based on dynamic instructions specified by the user, and on satisfaction of triggers that are previously defined by the user. In some situations, the techniques are used in conjunction with a fee-based program execution service that executes multiple programs on behalf of multiple users of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Maclinovsky, Blake Meike, Chiranjeeb Buragohain, Christopher Reddy Kommareddy, Geoffry Scott Pare, John W. Heitmann, Sumit Lohia, Liang Chen, Zachary S. Musgrave
  • Patent number: 9396248
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using stored function instantiations, together with user queries. In one example, a method includes receiving a query from a user that contains one or more parameters. The method further includes comparing one or more parameters of the query with one or more parameters of one or more stored function instantiations. The method further includes determining a pre-existing function instantiation from the one or more stored function instantiations that have one or more parameters in common with the query. The method further includes identifying one or more parameters that are not in common between the query and the pre-existing function instantiation. The method further includes modifying the pre-existing function instantiation into a repurposed function instantiation that incorporates the one or more parameters from the query that are not in common between the query and the pre-existing function instantiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Rohit Bahl
  • Patent number: 9277050
    Abstract: A method for providing access to a socio-RBT service is provided. The socio-RBT service enables updating social networking website profile of a user with RBT related information of the user. The method enables, firstly, receiving socio-RBT subscription information from the user. The socio-RBT subscription information comprises at least one unique identifier of the user. Secondly, the method enables verifying one or more predetermined conditions related to the user. The one or more predetermined conditions facilitate to determine if the user is eligible to access the socio-RBT service. Further, the method enables mapping the unique identifier of the user with a unique identifier of the user's social networking website profile. The method further enables obtaining RBT subscription information corresponding to the mapped unique identifier of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ONMOBILE GLOBAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Vinay Nanjundaiah, Abhinav Anand, Harish Babu, Rohith Koranapalli Nagaraju, Anchal Ramgopal Jajodia, Venkatesh Sreekar, Alapan Kundu
  • Patent number: 9179005
    Abstract: A process and apparatus to facilitate communication between callers and callees in a system comprising a plurality of nodes with which callers and callees are associated is disclosed. In response to initiation of a call by a calling subscriber, a caller identifier and a callee identifier are received. Call classification criteria associated with the caller identifier are used to classify the call as a public network call or a private network call. A routing message identifying an address, on the private network, associated with the callee is produced when the call is classified as a private network call and a routing message identifying a gateway to the public network is produced when the call is classified as a public network call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Digifonica (International) Limited
    Inventors: Clay Perreault, Steve Nicholson, Rod Thomson, Johan Emil Viktor Björsell, Fuad Arafa
  • Patent number: 9137343
    Abstract: A computerized method and related system and software for simplifying telephonic calling, comprising: designating a default destination area code; the user specifying a destination telephone number; and as a default, causing the call to be signaled using the designated default destination area code in combination with the specified destination telephone number, without the user entering the designated default destination area code when specifying the destination telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Gilbert J. Yablon
  • Patent number: 9036800
    Abstract: An exemplary method implemented in a telecommunication network generates a charging data record (CDR) for a subscriber that is supported by a visited network while away from the subscriber's home network. A request is transmitted from a first node in the visited network for profile information about the subscriber to be obtained from the home subscriber server (HSS) in the subscriber's home network. A reply is received at the first node in the visited network in response to the request where the reply includes at least a portion of the profile information about the subscriber stored in the HSS of the subscriber's home network. The first node stores the at least portion of the profile information received in the reply, and generates the CDR associated with the subscriber as supported in the visited network where the CDR includes subscriber data derived from the stored at least portion of the profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Chunguang Xu
  • Patent number: 9036480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a point code emulation apparatus and method for dividing a Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 (or SS7) signaling network into two or more networks. The point code emulator is adapted to receive TCAP messages from two or more subnets and converts, for the messages crossing over the subnets, the information of the TCAP messages, including originating point code, destination point code, and transaction identifier, (and optionally, calling party number and called party number), and forwards to the other one of the two or more subnets. Correspondence among the two or more subnets may be provisioned by an authorized user of the system, may be learned automatically by the system based on ISUP message correspondences or previous TCAP transactions, or may be automatically discovered by the system broadcasting messages to nodes in the destined one of the two or more subnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SONUS NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Normand Glaude, Charles Wesley-James, Christine Aubry, Pierre Laporte
  • Patent number: 8989364
    Abstract: A telecommunication system includes a first node, a second node and a network. The first node is configured with a set of predefined functions and a group of addresses of the telecommunication network such that a session setup request targeted to any address in the group of addresses is routed to the first node, and each address in the group of addresses is associated with at least one of the predefined functions. The second node is configured to send a session setup request to a target address that corresponds to an address in the group of addresses. The first node is configured to determine the function to be performed on the basis of the target address in the session setup request. Information delivery from the second node to the first node is implemented quickly. In the second node the power consumption may be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Navigil Oy
    Inventor: Matti Raty
  • Patent number: 8989365
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring calls routed to a telephone network-based voice mail system. When a subscriber receives a telephone call, a determination is made as to whether the call should be routed to the voice mail system. If call monitoring services are activated, a three-way communication is set up between the calling party, the voice mail system and the subscriber. The subscriber is bridged into the call on a listen-only basis, but upon command by the subscriber, the subscriber may answer the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anita Hogans Simpson, Hong T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8964727
    Abstract: A packetised data network includes IP telephones (ITs) and a network intelligence (NI). All of the keys of each IT are “soft” keys (i.e., they have no fixed function). The NI associates a configuration data structure with the IT which correlates the keys with functions, and, based on this, may control the display of the IT to indicate the current function of certain of the soft keys. Some of the functions are requests for data services at the telephone (e.g., video or programmed audio over the internet). When a user requests such a service with a key press, the NI sets up the service between the data source and the telephone. This may require associating a new configuration data structure with the keys of the IT. The IT user may activate multiple data services through the NI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: William Allan, Robert S. Morley, Kris W. Kramer, Larry John David, Kenneth M. Orford, Peter P. Blatherwick, Robert M. Star, Kenneth J. Liang, Dariusz Otreba, Paul Provencal, Robert Joly
  • Patent number: 8942747
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for for provisioning a Diameter binding repository (DBR) are disclosed. In one example, the method comprises receiving, at a Diameter routing node, a Diameter signaling message that is associated with a mobile subscriber and includes mobile subscriber related information. The method also includes selecting a network service node from a plurality of network service nodes configured to process the Diameter signaling message and querying a subscriber data management (SDM) node using the mobile subscriber related information to obtain additional information associated with the mobile subscriber. The method further includes generating Diameter binding record information using the mobile subscriber related information, the additional information, and an identifier corresponding to the selected network service node and providing the Diameter binding record information to a Diameter binding repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Marsico
  • Patent number: 8929256
    Abstract: Communication networks and associated methods are disclosed that provide third party charging for SIP sessions. A communication network of the invention comprises a session control function (e.g., an IMS CSCF), a network node (e.g., an IMS application server), and a charging system. The session control function serves a SIP session initiated between a first and second party. The network node identifies a third party to charge for the session. The network node includes a third party identifier for the third party in a SIP message for the session, and transmits the SIP message to the session control function. The session control function generates a charging message, maps the third party identifier to the charging message, and transmits the charging message that includes the third party identifier to the charging system. The charging system then initiates charging of the session to the third party based on the third party identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Tienyu Chiu, Eric H. Henrikson, E-Ling Lou, Bharat H. Patel
  • Patent number: 8903074
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for congestion-based routing of telecommunications signaling messages are disclosed. One method includes determining whether congestion exists on a primary SS7 signaling route to a destination. In response to determining that congestion exists on the primary SS7 signaling route, the method includes redirecting messages to be sent over the primary SS7 signaling route to an alternate SS7 signaling route to the destination independently of whether the primary route is in a failed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tekelec Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Delaney, Todd Eichler
  • Patent number: 8867717
    Abstract: A communication system, method, and components are described. Specifically, a communication method is disclosed which enables a media device and control device to be dynamically paired to one another and a control link call to be established between the media device and the control device. The control link call can be utilized to permit the media device to be controlled by the control device while the media device exchanges media with a communication device operated by another user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joel M. Ezell, Ming Hou, Stephen Durney
  • Patent number: 8855282
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a tone playing policy specifying whether to play a caller tone or a callee tone or whether to filter a tone; performing caller tone media negotiation or callee tone media negotiation, or performing no tone negotiation according to the parsing result; and playing the caller tone or the callee tone to the caller, or playing no tone. With the technical solution of the present invention, the caller tone service can be implemented in the IMS domain. Whether a caller tone or a callee tone is played to the caller is determined according to a preset policy. Furthermore, the tone filtering service is also implemented. This gives a user freedom in experiencing the MRBT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingyan Wu, Yuan Bao, Guojun Xu, Haoyu Wang, Shanyang Ke
  • Patent number: 8842816
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a Softswitch and system for implementing the intelligent network in the next generation networks and a method for interconnecting the intelligent networks to the PSTN. The Softswitch comprises: a network adaptive device for implementing the communication between the Softswitch and other devices in said network, as well as receiving the call request; a call server for determining whether the call received by said network adaptive device is a common call or the call of the intelligent network and processing the common call; and an INAP adapter for responding the call of the intelligent network and encoding/decoding the INAP message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Weiliang Lian, Aijun Li, Yimin Xi, Lei Guo
  • Patent number: 8792481
    Abstract: A system includes a network entry point configured to receive and process internet protocol (IP) based connection requests originating from outside the communications network, and a telephone number mapping (ENUM) database configured to store a uniform resource identifier (URI) of the network entry point and to respond to a request for routing information for a subscriber terminal within the communications network received from a remote entity outside the communications network by providing a naming authority pointer resource (NAPTR) record including the URI of the network entry point to the remote entity in response to the request for routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Bernard Ku
  • Patent number: 8787360
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling multiple services to be invoked in a specific precedence per call are disclosed. For example, the present method allows a subscriber to interact with a plurality of services provided by a service provider on a single call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: John C. Brown, Koan S. Chong, Robert Peters, Mark A. Ratcliffe, Harish Samarasinghe
  • Patent number: 8724787
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a tone playing policy specifying whether to play a caller tone or a callee tone or whether to filter a tone; performing caller tone media negotiation or callee tone media negotiation, or performing no tone negotiation according to the parsing result; and playing the caller tone or the callee tone to the caller, or playing no tone. With the technical solution of the present invention, the caller tone service can be implemented in the IMS domain. Whether a caller tone or a callee tone is played to the caller is determined according to a preset policy. Furthermore, the tone filtering service is also implemented. This gives a user freedom in experiencing the MRBT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingyan Wu, Yuan Bao, Guojun Xu, Haoyu Wang, Shanyang Ke
  • Patent number: 8724786
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a tone playing policy specifying whether to play a caller tone or a callee tone or whether to filter a tone; performing caller tone media negotiation or callee tone media negotiation, or performing no tone negotiation according to the parsing result; and playing the caller tone or the callee tone to the caller, or playing no tone. With the technical solution of the present invention, the caller tone service can be implemented in the IMS domain. Whether a caller tone or a callee tone is played to the caller is determined according to a preset policy. Furthermore, the tone filtering service is also implemented. This gives a user freedom in experiencing the MRBT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingyan Wu, Yuan Bao, Guojun Xu, Haoyu Wang, Shanyang Ke
  • Patent number: 8693666
    Abstract: A network management system communicates with a plurality of intelligent distributed network nodes. The network management system dynamically distributes managed objects across the plurality of intelligent distributed network nodes. Examples of managed objects distributed by the network management system include a service control managed object, a call control managed object, a bearer control managed object, and a resource proxy managed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: MCI Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Barnhouse, Doug Cardy, Kelvin Porter, Ken Rambo, Carol Waller, Wendy Wong, George Yao
  • Patent number: 8693656
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a tone playing policy specifying whether to play a caller tone or a callee tone or whether to filter a tone; performing caller tone media negotiation or callee tone media negotiation, or performing no tone negotiation according to the parsing result; and playing the caller tone or the callee tone to the caller, or playing no tone. With the technical solution of the present invention, the caller tone service can be implemented in the IMS domain. Whether a caller tone or a callee tone is played to the caller is determined according to a preset policy. Furthermore, the tone filtering service is also implemented. This gives a user freedom in experiencing the MRBT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingyan Wu, Yuan Bao, Guojun Xu, Haoyu Wang, Shanyang Ke
  • Patent number: 8693665
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling a packet network provider, e.g., a VoIP network provider, to terminate long distance calls using both CLEC PRI access links and regulated LEC access links depending on whether or not the wholesale customer wants to treat outgoing calls in a regulated manner similar to traditional Public Switched Access Network (PSTN) calls or apply FCC information service exemptions to outgoing calls are disclosed. Based on the calling party number of a call, the network can determine if the call should be terminated as an information service call or a regulated PSTN call. Once the call termination method is determined, the appropriate access link can be chosen for call completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 8693657
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a tone playing policy specifying whether to play a caller tone or a callee tone or whether to filter a tone; performing caller tone media negotiation or callee tone media negotiation, or performing no tone negotiation according to the parsing result; and playing the caller tone or the callee tone to the caller, or playing no tone. With the technical solution of the present invention, the caller tone service can be implemented in the IMS domain. Whether a caller tone or a callee tone is played to the caller is determined according to a preset policy. Furthermore, the tone filtering service is also implemented. This gives a user freedom in experiencing the MRBT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingyan Wu, Yuan Bao, Guojun Xu, Haoyu Wang, Shanyang Ke
  • Patent number: 8675848
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to determine authorization levels in a virtual private network are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes determining whether a call originated from an originating station associated with a virtual private network, the call originating via a private branch exchange associated with the virtual private network by a first user of a plurality of users associated with the virtual private network, querying a private-number table based on at least one of a switch identifier representing a service switching point, a trunk group identifier representing the private branch exchange, or an originating station identifier representing the originating station to obtain a private number assigned to the first user, and providing an authorization level associated with the private number to the service switching point, the service switching point to process the call according to the authorization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P
    Inventors: Anup Karnalkar, Michael Redman
  • Patent number: 8675638
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for enabling DTMF signal processing in the core VoIP network. More specifically, the present invention enables a VoIP network to recognize and respond to special DTMF signals entered by a user and initiate the appropriate service logic response to satisfy the user's service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 8675473
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to routing of an emergency communication under fault conditions. Routing can be implemented in a packet-switching (PS) network that provides voice service. For a network node of the PS network, availability to route the emergency communication through a specific emergency service routing number (ESRN) can be determined and, in response to the network node being unavailable, administrative data associated with the ESRN can be accessed. In addition, an identifier associated with the administrative data can be updated (e.g., created or modified) with data indicative of the device that originated the emergency communication. The administrative data and the resulting identifier can be delivered to a second network node that can route the emergency communication to an emergency service network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind Kaushal, Jon Boone, Brett Sherman
  • Patent number: 8644476
    Abstract: Method and communication system for providing a value added service, such as an intelligent network (IN) service, which is available in a first network (5), to a subscriber (3) in a second network (7). The first network (5) comprises a first network node (11) for executing the value added service. The method comprises detecting in a terminating call to the subscriber (3) that the subscriber (3) desires to use the value added service, forwarding control of the call towards the first network node (11) associated with a forwarding number in the first network (5), executing the value added service by the first network node (11), and, when necessary, further directing the call towards the subscriber (3) associated with the terminating call. The present method can also be applied to originating calls from a subscriber. In this case, the call is further directed towards a destination associated with the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Fedor Maas
  • Patent number: 8619964
    Abstract: Methods and devices for controlling a set-up of a call from a calling entity (CE201) to a called entity in a telecommunications network are described. The telecommunications network comprises a service control entity (SCE205) and a service switching entity (SSE204). The service control entity (SCE205) is adapted to perform the steps of receiving from the service switching entity (SSE204) an indication that the first call attempt failed, receiving from the service switching entity (SSE204) an indication of the further call attempt, obtaining call information related to the first call attempt, determining a call establishment procedure for the further call attempt based on the call information related to the first call attempt, sending an instruction to the service switching entity (SSE204) to continue the set-up of the further call attempt according to the call establishment procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Alfonso Pisani, Biagio Maione, Rogier Noldus
  • Patent number: 8612568
    Abstract: The present invention discloses method, system and network server for recording use of network service capability by applications (APPs), and the key points of the methods comprise: a network server acquires an identity of the APP and type information of the network service capability providing services for the APP, conducts service logic processing, and writes a message of use of network service capability, which comprises at least the identity of the APP and the type information of the network service capability providing services for the APP. With the methods of this invention, the purpose of making effective records of use of network service capability by APPs provided by service providers is implemented. Furthermore, management of APPs, such as charging, may be conducted by utilizing the records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Linyi Tian
  • Patent number: 8578390
    Abstract: A communications manager in a telecommunications transaction server communicates service request messages and service response messages between one or more remotely executing service request processes and one or more service applications executing on the transaction server. A main thread in the communications manager monitors connections requests and initializes other threads. A unique logical communications connection is established between one of the service request processes and the communications manager. The communications manager creates both a read thread and a write thread for each logical communication connection that is validated and active. The read thread communicates service request messages from a service request process to an appropriate service application. The write thread communications service response messages from the service application to the service request process that issues the service request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Carolyn J. Dillow, Roger N. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8570906
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling a network provider to instantly assign a virtual number to a subscriber to use until their primary number is successfully ported to the VoIP network is disclosed. For example, a virtual number can be a phone number for callers outside a subscriber's local calling area to call the subscriber for the price of a local call if the subscriber chooses a virtual phone number in their local calling area. After the porting of the primary number is successful, the user can be reached by either having callers directly dial the primary number or the previously assigned virtual number. The subscriber can continue to use both phone numbers or choose to disconnect the virtual number and only use the successfully ported primary number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 8532669
    Abstract: The invention provides location information indicating the geographical location of a mobile station via a core net-work node serving the mobile station The method includes the steps of initiating a communication between the mobile station and the network by calculating the geographical location, supplying corresponding location information indicating the geographical location to the core network node, and subsequently routing the communication between the mobile station and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tatu Dufva, Janne Muhonen
  • Patent number: 8467519
    Abstract: A system and method for processing calls in a call center are described. A call session from a caller via a session manager and including incoming text messages of a verbal speech stream is assigned. The incoming text messages are progressively visually presented throughout the call session to a live agent on an agent console operatively coupled to the session manager. The incoming text messages are progressively processed through a customer support scenario interactively monitored and controlled by the live agent via the agent console. The incoming text messages are processed through automated script execution in concert with the live agent. Outgoing text messages are converted into a synthesized speech stream. The synthesized speech stream is sent via the agent console to the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Intellisist, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilad Odinak, Alastair Sutherland, William A. Tolhurst
  • Patent number: 8463259
    Abstract: A user equipment is provided. The user equipment comprises a processor that, when the UE goes out of service area of a first cell, is configured to search for a suitable cell before the UE loses a connection to a network by checking for a suitable cell among cells proximate to the first cell, based on a timer before the UE loses the connection to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Eniko Sokondar, Gordon Peter Young, Andrew Farnsworth
  • Patent number: 8416941
    Abstract: Embodiments of the technology disclosed herein provide an overall, or holistic view, of an enterprise's interaction with its customers. These embodiments can also provide a holistic view of other types of interactions. In one particular embodiment, a system collects and aggregates information related to user inquiries and/or response generated by different types of response systems. Such an embodiment could collect data about phone response system activities and aggregate that information with data about automated response system activities. Other embodiments collect and aggregate information related to customer information, contact resolutions and other information. Other embodiments of the disclosed technology generate reports based on aggregated information and/or generate recommendations to address problems with the individual response systems or the overall strategy for responding to customer inquiries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Group Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Vos, Deborah Thompson, Josh Larrabee
  • Patent number: 8396056
    Abstract: The present invention describes how a trusted network routing authority, such as a VoIP inter-exchange carrier or clearinghouse can provide routing and secure access control across multiple network domains with a single routing and admission request. This technology can improve network efficiency and quality of service when an Internet Protocol (IP) communication transaction, such as a Voice over IP (VoIP), must be routed across multiple devices or administrative domains. This technology defines the technique of performing multiple route look-ups at the source of the call path to determine all possible routes across intermediate domains to the final destination. The VoIP inter-exchange carrier or clearinghouse then provides routing and access permission tokens for the entire call path to the call source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Transnexus, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. G. Dalton, Jr., Dmitry Isakbayev, Vikrant Mathur