Adjunct Or Intelligent Peripheral (ip) Patents (Class 379/221.11)
  • Patent number: 6590970
    Abstract: An intelligent-networked telecommunications system allows a customer to make a free telephone call after listening to a product or service advertisement. The customer reaches a product/service menu after dialing a telephone number with a special prefix reserved for Advertisement With Bonus Call (AWBC) service. The customer then chooses the advertisement of interest. After listening to the advertisement, the system allows the customer to enter a destination number for a free bonus telephone call. In the preferred embodiment, the bonus call is limited to a predefined duration monitored by a timer reset at the beginning of the bonus call. When the time limit is near, the system broadcasts this fact to both the calling party and the called party. At the expiration of the time limit, the call is automatically disconnected, and the customer can be returned to the AWBC product/service main menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Shiyan Hua
  • Patent number: 6591315
    Abstract: This invention provides a telecommunications routing system and method that allows a switch (e.g., an intelligent peripheral) to control the routing to a special applications device, which results in savings of time, cost and capacity throughout the entire network. Control of the routing lies within the Service Switching Point (SSP) which reduces the need to requery a Service Control Point (SCP) in error situations. This invention incorporates into the SSP a remote IP routing table containing routing instructions for IPs. The SSP will know if an alternate route is possible, based on the error from the IP. The SSP will have a rudimentary intelligence about routing which allows it to reroute when necessary, without requerying back to the SCP. The remote IP routing table will also allow the SSP to route to a successive IP if the local IP, although operative, cannot process the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Promod Kumar Bhagat, Wesley A. Brush, Mayra F. Caceres, James M. Carnazza, Jiayu Chen, Edite M. Hanlon, Patricia S. Marchiano, Gary A. Munson, Alfred Nater, Dominic M. Ricciardi, Chia-Fang Shih
  • Patent number: 6574328
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the system includes a processor (referred to herein as a tandem access controller) connected to the PSTN which would allow anyone to directly provision, that is to say set-up and make immediate changes to, the configuration of his or her phone line. In another embodiment, a tandem access controller (TAC) subsystem is connected internally to the PSTN in a local service area. The TAC provides features, selected by the subscriber, to all edge switches connected to the PSTN tandem switch. In one embodiment, the TAC is controlled by the subscriber using the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Telemaze, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel F. Wood, Margaret Susan Asprey, Jerry A. Klein
  • Patent number: 6496570
    Abstract: A method and communication network wherein one or more announcement texts are established in a service control point. A message initiated on the basis of a call of the subscriber wherein information about the supportability of announcements by an announcement unit are contained is received and interpreted by the service control point. Given support of an announcement by an announcement unit, a message in which the announcement text is contained is sent from the service control point. The announcement unit converts a received announcement text into an announcement that is then transmitted to the calling subscriber on a voice channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Nimphius
  • Patent number: 6487287
    Abstract: A system in which centralized announcement platforms are connected to host switches over dedicated trunks, and remote switches needing announcement services send a signaling message to a host switch requesting a connection to the announcement platform. A connection is then established between the host switch and the remote switch over a regular trunk, and the full connection is completed over a dedicated circuit between the host switch and the announcement platform. Announcement message ID and other information required by the announcement platform is coded in the available parameter fields of a signaling message. Less total circuits are required and redundancy is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: AG Communication Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart O. Goldman
  • Patent number: 6404880
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing subscriber alerts that warn the subscriber to severe weather and traffic conditions is provided wherein the subscriber may receive the alerts on a cellular phone, on a public switched telephone network phone (PSTN), on a pager, or by e-mail. Additionally, the subscriber may receive wakeup and reminder calls according to his or her subscriber profile If a defined weather condition is occurring or is about to occur in a defined zone, for example, or if a specified traffic condition is occurring on the defined traffic artery the subscriber receives alerts as specified in a subscriber profile stored within a server coupled to an intelligent network (IN) type of PSTN. A server, e.g., an SCP or IP, generates signaling to prompt an autodialer to dial a call to the subscriber and an IVR to play the select message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel USA Sourcing, L.P.
    Inventor: Gilman R. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6396917
    Abstract: A communications network includes plural intelligent peripherals, a single announcement management system, a service provisioning platform and plural service control points controlled by corresponding application programs. A method of provisioning a service in the network includes recording an announcement at an intelligent peripheral, receiving an ID number associated with the announcement from the announcement management system at the intelligent peripheral, sending the ID number from the intelligent peripheral through a switch to a service control point, distributing the ID number from the service control point to all other service control points, and distributing the announcement and the ID number from the intelligent peripheral to all other intelligent peripherals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Wesley A. Brush, Jennifer H. Chen, Edite M. Hanlon, Gary A. Munson
  • Patent number: 6393120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement in a network structure, especially an IN (Intelligent Network) structure, comprising ADSI (Analogue Display Services Interface) and associated servers communicating with ADSI capable devices, and for the purpose of improving the user interface in connection with such devices, it is according to the present invention suggested that said ASDI servers are adapted to a system for use as IPs (Intelligent Peripherals) in combination with especially ADSI compliant telephones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
    Inventor: Einar Oltedal
  • Patent number: 6381328
    Abstract: A finite state machine that implements the ETSI Intelligent Network Capability Set 1 for INAP protocol using a first finite state machine connected to a second finite state machine. To accomplish this implementation, the first finite state machine receives inputs and makes initial state transition choices. Once the first finite state machine has made an initial choice, the second finite state machine checks to see if the first finite state machine has transitioned to the appropriate state and, if it has not, give feedback to the finite state machine to the appropriate state. Once the appropriate state is reached, the outputs of the first finite state machine are valid and available. The finite state machines may be realized as physical logical devices or virtually using VFSM technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Morton, Patricia Diane Polsley, Constantine Nicholas Tsioras