Listening-in Or Eavesdropping Type Patents (Class 379/35)
  • Patent number: 10277740
    Abstract: A method of operating a telephony system for determining whether a telephone call made to a call destination terminal is a live call which is answered by a live person and not by an answering machine, the system performing steps comprising detecting that the telephone call has been answered and that the call is in progress transmitting one or more voice messages in a transmitted signal to the call destination terminal analyzing a received signal from the call destination terminal to detect voice signals, and determining whether or not the telephone call is a live call by applying test criteria to relative timing of events in the received signal and transmitted signal, the test criteria being based on an expected pattern of speech and silence representative of normal conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Noetica Ltd.
    Inventor: Danny Singer
  • Patent number: 10121358
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a wireless emergency bell and a method for controlling a wireless emergency bell installed in a school and a school zone, the method comprising the steps of: receiving an input signal generated by pressing a provided button by a reporter when an emergency situation occurs; generating an emergency bell signal, repeatedly transmitting the generated emergency bell signal to at least one pager and a receiver during a predetermined configuration time, and outputting a prestored alarm sound to the outside through a provided speaker; generating an emergency bell voice signal and transmitting the generated emergency bell voice signal to the at least one pager and the receiver; generating an emergency bell voice transmission completion signal indicating that the emergency bell voice signal has been completely transmitted, and transmitting the generated emergency bell voice transmission completion signal to the at least one pager and the receiver; converting an operation o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Rae Park
  • Patent number: 10009431
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for lawful interception through a subscription manager. In some embodiments, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products provide user subscription data to an agency, operator, or service provider in response to receiving a lawful interception request. A method may include receiving an interception request comprising a user's name from at least one operator. The method may further include determining, by a processor, an operator specific access code associated with the user's name. The method may also include providing the operator specific access code to the operator. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Silke Holtmanns
  • Patent number: 9948768
    Abstract: A method for accessing call information communicated between a source terminal and a target terminal over a carrier network is provided. The method includes receiving, at a real-time duplication server (RTDS), context information specified by a user of the source terminal that defines information to be communicated to the target terminal prior to establishment of an audio/visual call between the source terminal and target terminal. The method also includes converting, by the RTDS, the context information into a visual representation of the context information; and communicating, by the RTDS, the visual representation of the context information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Muralidharan Marudaimani
  • Patent number: 9667664
    Abstract: A method for facilitating surveillance of a targeted user participating in communication sessions conducted over a communications network, such as a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network, that employs a session initiation protocol (SIP). The method includes receiving a subscription request from a third party subscriber, the subscription request identifying a targeted user to be monitored, monitoring communication sessions in which the targeted user is a participant, to detect SIP events corresponding to state transitions associated with the communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: John Hearty
  • Patent number: 9565295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring communication of mobile communication terminals, such as cellular phones. An off-air monitoring system reconstructs both directions of a call conducted between two mobile terminals by receiving only downlink channels. The off-air monitoring system receives multiple downlink transmissions transmitted by base stations in a wireless communication network. The system uses the received downlink transmissions to reconstruct the bidirectional call content of calls conducted between wireless terminals. In order to reconstruct the bidirectional content of a given call, the system identifies and correlates the two downlink transmissions of that call from among the multiple received downlink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Arik Poznanski, Itai Langer
  • Patent number: 9363653
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer-readable media are described herein for wirelessly transferring communication roles between devices, using technology such as near field communications (“NFC”), optical communication (e.g., barcodes), BlueTooth and so forth. In various embodiments, a first device may transfer, from the first device to a second device using near field communication, data used by the first device to communicate with a third device, to cause the second device to initiate communication with the third device based on the data. Likewise, in various embodiments, a first device may receive, from a second device using NFC, data used by the second device to communicate with a third device, and to initiate communication with the third device based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roland P. Wooster, Itamar Sharoni
  • Patent number: 9294887
    Abstract: An embodiment is directed to an application server configured to set-up a communication session within a wireless communications system. The application server receives, from a session originator, a request to initiate the communication session with a set of session targets, and then transmits one or more call announcement messages for announcing the communication session to the set of session targets. The application server determines information associated with a probability that the set of session targets will fail to accept the announced communication session, and/or delay information associated with when call responses will arrive from the set of session targets in response to the one or more call announcement messages. The application server selectively grants a floor of the communication session to the session originator based on the determined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Bongyong Song
  • Patent number: 9094475
    Abstract: A method for storing a conversation upon a user's real-time request in a Converged-IP Messaging (CPM) service is provided. The method includes storing a conversation in a message storage server on a network or stopping the storage of the conversation upon a user's request. A target that can be stored within a conversation includes a pager mode message, a large message, and media delivered through the session. In this manner, media in the conversation may be limited to media selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-Yong Lee, Kyung-Tak Lee, Sung-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9036797
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information of a calling party to an alert party, wherein the calling party is in communication with the receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a calling party to a receiving party and performing a lookup of information relating to the calling party in a database, wherein the lookup is based on an identifier associated with the message, Thereafter, an alert is sent to the alert party if the calling party information is unavailable in a contact list of the receiving party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: I D YOU, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Rose Martino, Kevin V. Nguyen, M. Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 8982719
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method for dynamically troubleshooting voice quality. The method comprises generating a request to intercept a predetermined data stream on a network, acquiring a replicated copy of the intercepted data stream responsive to the request and analyzing the replicated copy of the intercepted data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anantha Narayanan Seetharaman, Jayesh A. Chokshi, Jennifer Mun Blatnik
  • Patent number: 8934609
    Abstract: A mechanism is described that enables encrypted end-point communications in a VoIP network to be accessed by a service provider. The mechanism includes a session information retrieval component which gathers session information such as encryption keys for each session that traverses a network element. The encryption keys may be used to decrypt data to make it available for lawful interception. A media stream monitoring component monitors media streams and verifies that the identified keys for each session are valid, to ensure continuity in compliance with LI regulations. Advantageously a security alert component may be used to controls further session operation for those sessions identified as potential security risks. With such an arrangement, the service provider can satisfy the legal requirement to provide interception, verify that the accuracy of the legal interception support and take appropriate steps to handle security risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Genband US LLC
    Inventor: Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 8891739
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing lawful intercept in a group call is described. A group call for is established and at least one target member device of the group call is identified as corresponding to a subject to be tracked. Call content for communications corresponding to the call is then tracked from the beginning of the call. A query is presented to a law enforcement authority to determine whether the law enforcement authority wishes to receive call data collected before the target joined the call or after the target leaves the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Kirankumar Anchan
  • Patent number: 8824339
    Abstract: Systems, methods and communication nodes according to exemplary embodiments provide for an IMS node to replicate call content for lawful call interception in packet cable networks. A CSCF node sends a command to an SBC node to perform call content replication for an identified call to be intercepted. The SBC node forwards the replicated call content to a delivery function, which in turn forwards the replicated call content to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Marlene Yared
  • Patent number: 8781906
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for controlling investment funds, and more particularly to systems and methods for real-time projections based on consumer transactions. In one embodiment, an investment fund management system may include a consumer communication device configured to create a payment gateway with a Point of Sales (POS) terminal. The system further includes a portfolio server accessible over a data network. The consumer communication device is configured to execute a process including the steps of intercepting a transaction through the payment gateway; computing an expected return based on the investment of a transaction amount from said transaction; and providing the expected return to the consumer communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Walter Cruttenden, Jeffrey Cruttenden, Jason Martell
  • Patent number: 8718243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to telecommunications, and in particular, to systems and processes for processing telephone calls and providing telephony services. In one embodiment, a call processing system, compromises a first telephony interface configured to receive a call from a caller, a storage device configured to store a greeting, and a call answering system. The call answering system is configured to play the greeting in response to receiving the call, record a voice message from the caller, determine when the caller has completed recording the voice message, after determining that the caller has completed recording the voice message, play a prompt regarding the caller becoming a subscriber to call services provided by the call processing system, receive from the caller information used to establish a call services account, and establish a call services account for the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Callwave Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Trandal, Robert Duva, Robert F. Smith, John R. Day
  • Patent number: 8712019
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing lawful intercept in group calls is described herein. When a group call is established having a monitoring target as a member, a monitoring component obtains signaling, location, and data related to the monitoring target, correlates this information, and provides it to a call intercept component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirankumar Anchan, Arvind V. Santhanam, Hamsini Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 8706089
    Abstract: A node of telecommunications network comprises comparing means for comparing current mobile station ID information with previously stored mobile station ID information. The node also comprises preparing means for preparing a notification message including both the previous mobile station ID information and the current mobile station ID information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Rita Di Donato, Roberto Cicco, Raffaele De Santis, Luca Di Serio
  • Patent number: 8689317
    Abstract: A method for facilitating surveillance of a targeted user participating in communication sessions conducted over a communications network, such as a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network, that employs a session initiation protocol (SIP). The method includes receiving a subscription request from a third party subscriber, the subscription request identifying a targeted user to be monitored, monitoring communication sessions in which the targeted user is a participant, to detect SIP events corresponding to state transitions associated with the communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: John Hearty
  • Patent number: 8605629
    Abstract: A network device may include a lawful interception module, a routing module, and a multicast distribution table. The lawful interception module may receive a lawful interception request for a subscriber, may inform the routing module about the subscriber, and may provide, to the routing module, a tap interface corresponding to the subscriber. The routing module may receive a multicast join request from the subscriber, and may insert, when the multicast join request is received, the tap interface in the multicast distribution table, as a forwarding interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Akhil S, Abhay Mehta, Andrzej Szyszko
  • Patent number: 8588096
    Abstract: It is described a method for reporting, in a link quality report, link quality information from a link quality report sending station to a link quality report receiving station. The link quality report receiving station is capable of using different modulation schemes for communicating to the link quality report sending station. Depending on a priority of each of at least two of said different modulation schemes, at least one of said at least two modulation schemes are selected for inclusion of corresponding link quality information in said link quality report. According to an embodiment, the priority of each of said at least two modulation schemes is determined depending on a link quality parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Eddie Riddington, Eswar Vutukuri, Hartmut Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8577003
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods which provide a centralized architecture for call processing. Embodiments utilize voice over Internet protocols (VoIP) to carry calls from a location at which calling services are provided to a centralized call processing platform providing call processing functionality, such as calling party identification, call validation, call routing, and connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Call processing gateways may be utilized to provide plain old telephone service (POTS) analog line interfaces for use with a plurality of telephone sets disposed for use at a location and at least one wide area network (WAN) interface for providing high speed data communication to a centralized call processing platform. PSTN interfacing by a call processing platform may be provided as a VoIP connection to the PSTN and/or as POTS trunking Call processing platforms may provide for data sharing, aggregation, and/or analysis across multiple facilities served.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Rae
  • Patent number: 8565382
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for obtaining key management server information, and an intercepting method, system and device, including: in the process of a user equipment registering an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), storing the KMS information corresponding to the user equipment in a preset IMS core network network element; and when a lawful intercepting device monitors a session initiated by the user equipment, intercepting a session request signaling sent by the user equipment, and obtaining an identification information of the user equipment from the session request signaling, and searching the KMS information corresponding to the user equipment from the preset IMS core network network element according to the identification information of the user equipment. The technical solution of the present invention makes the requirement of lawful intercepting be met without depending on security of the signaling plane when a plurality of KMSs are deployed in the IP multimedia subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Tian Tian, Yunwen Zhu, Yinxing Wei, Feng Gao
  • Patent number: 8548132
    Abstract: The invention is directed to techniques for initiating lawful intercept of packets associated with subscriber sessions on a network device of a service provider network based on identification triggers. A law enforcement agency may send an intercept request for a subscriber to an administration device of the service provider network. The administration device may then configure one or more identification triggers for the subscriber based on the intercept request. The techniques described herein initiate lawful intercept when one or more subscriber sessions on a network device match the one or more identification triggers. The techniques described herein include configuring trigger rules that include identification triggers for subscribers on a network device via a command line interface (CLI) of the network device. In addition, the techniques described herein include configuring identification triggers in a subscriber profile on an authentication device connected to a network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Zielinski, Paul Raison
  • Patent number: 8520804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements in a telecommunication system to generate Interception Related Information IRI related to Virtual Private Network VPN calls, which telecommunication system provides Virtual Private Network services to at least one integrated exchange LE-C; in the system. The exchange LE-C is associated with an Intercept Configuration Unit ICU. The method comprises the following steps:—Sending from the Intercept Configuration Unit ICU to the exchange LE-C, a request REQ to monitor Virtual Private Network calls involving a defined Corporate Network CN-A.—Receiving by the exchange LE-C, a call message SETUP; IAM in Virtual Private Network context comprising an identification field identifying the defined Corporate Network CN-A.—Sending from the exchange LE-C to the Intercept Configuration Unit ICU, Interception Related Information IRI related to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Amedeo Imbimbo
  • Patent number: 8447018
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information of a calling party to an alert party, wherein the calling party is in communication with the receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a calling party to a receiving party and performing a lookup of information relating to the calling party in a database, wherein the lookup is based on an identifier associated with the message, Thereafter, an alert is sent to the alert party if the calling party information is unavailable in a contact list of the receiving party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: I D You, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Rose Martino, Kevin V Nguyen, M. Gregory Smith
  • Publication number: 20130121480
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing lawful intercept in group calls is described herein. When a group call is established having a monitoring target as a member, a monitoring component obtains signaling, location, and data related to the monitoring target, correlates this information, and provides it to a call intercept component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kirankumar Anchan, Arvind V. Santhanam, Hamsini Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 8442035
    Abstract: A method may include receiving handshake signals to establish a media session between at least two endpoints, determining location information of the at least two endpoints based on the handshake signals, and releasing media exchanged between the at least two endpoints if it is determined that the location information of the at least two endpoints indicates that the at least two endpoints are in a same location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Ballard, Bill Kewin
  • Patent number: 8416924
    Abstract: A customer-directed rounded-amount investment method includes determining whether a debit-card transaction is a qualifying transaction, determining whether the debit-card transaction is an odd-amount transaction and, if the transaction is an odd-amount qualifying transaction, crediting a customer-directed account in a rounded-difference amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ryan Ray Barth, Ryan Todd Everett
  • Patent number: 8351579
    Abstract: A system and method for securely authenticating and lawfully intercepting data in a telecommunication network using biometrics is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method for securely authenticating and lawfully intercepting data using biometrics, one or more persons associated with a law enforcement agency (LEA) are authenticated by a telecommunication network provider. The authentication is performed upon receiving a request for lawful interception of data from the one or more persons associated with the LEA. Then, the lawful interception request associated with a registered telecommunication network user is activated to obtain the data. The data is intercepted user upon a successful match with a requested registered telecommunication network user by the LEA. Further, intercepted data along with the biometric information associated with the registered telecommunication network user is sent to the authenticated one or more persons associated with the LEA via the telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Venkata Subramanian Jayaraman, Veera Raghavan Seshadri
  • Patent number: 8306190
    Abstract: The present invention enables packet-switched network providers, e.g., VoIP network providers, to use commonly deployed components and capabilities to support surveillance services, e.g., CALEA services. Specifically, signaling and media streams that flow through Border Elements can be forked and simultaneously redirected to a surveillance server, a CALEA Server in addition to the terminating endpoint. Additionally, a Media Server (MS) can unobtrusively join a third leg to a communication media path between the CALEA Server and the two, calling party and called party, endpoints. A CALEA Server provides the ability to identify and collect content of voice telephone calls traversing the VoIP Network, as mandated by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 8280010
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system and method for blocking leakage signals and uncoupling connections in a communication system. A leakage signal (LS) blocking splitter employs a high-pass filter which effectively blocks the lower frequency leakage signal. The high-pass filter (an LS filter) has a cut-off frequency selected to fall between the upper range of the leakage signal (which is approximately 4 KHz in the preferred embodiment) and the low-end frequency of a data signal. A detect and terminate function detects service on the communication connection to which each one of the leakage signal (LS) filters are coupled to. The detect and terminate function detects service on the communication connection to ensure that each LS blocking splitter is coupled to an in-service communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Brandywine Communications Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bingel, Gordon Bremer, Keith R. Nauman
  • Patent number: 8280011
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for recording data from a communication. A least one embodiment includes a system for recording data from a communication that includes a controller component and a gateway component passively coupled to a switching component. In at least one embodiment the gateway component configured to receive at least a portion of the control data, the gateway component further configured to receive media data associated with the with the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Verint Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Calahan, Mark Edmund Coleman
  • Patent number: 8270573
    Abstract: Systems and methods for legal interception of the transmission of personalized ring back tones as they are sent from a network such as a mobile telephone network associated with a subscriber to a caller in response to a call placed by the caller to the subscriber to allow monitoring of personalized ring back tones and/or their associated call content data. The personalized ring back tone is intercepted at an intercept access point on the network, where the systems and methods of the invention then transmit the intercepted personalized ring back tone to an authorized person or entity, such as a law enforcement agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Lorenzo Fiorillo, Enrico De Luca, Luca Di Serio, Pompeo Santoro, Linda Landi
  • Patent number: 8270945
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus and method in a mobile communication system are provided. A WGW receives information relating to a monitored subscriber from a WSS, establishes a monitoring path between the monitored subscriber and a monitoring server, upon request from the WSS, begins to monitor the monitored subscriber upon receipt of a monitoring start request from the WSS, and transmits monitored data to the monitoring server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-Woo Byun
  • Patent number: 8254258
    Abstract: Managing packet data network jitter is disclosed. A first call data associated with a mobile network communication session is received. A second call data that is older than the first call data is dropped from a buffer if required to make room in the buffer for the first call data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Rossano Passarella, Jayesh Sukumaran, Donald P. Wahlstrom, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8249583
    Abstract: The present Invention relates to a method and to a system for identifying and characterizing the impact of network incidents on the telecommunication services offered to users. According to the invention, the system for identifying and characterizing an incident in a service offered to a user of a telecommunications network comprises an unavailability selection module (1), a consolidation module (4), an aggregation module (10), a stabilization module (12) and a notification module (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: TELEFONICA, S.A.
    Inventors: Andrés Cancer Abreu, Carlos Gascon Navarro
  • Patent number: 8223927
    Abstract: The present application relates to monitoring non-local originating calls in a telecommunication system having a local network part and a non-local network part. A monitoring centre is attached to an Intercept Access Point in the local network part. A monitoring request comprising an external target identification is received from the monitoring centre to the Intercept Access point. A call is set-up of from an originating subscriber in the non-local network part, towards the local network part. An Initial Address Message comprising the originating subscriber's identity is received to the Intercept Access point from the non-local network part. A match is found between the Initial Address Message and the received target identification. Monitoring information related to the matched target is transferred from the Intercept Access Point to the monitoring centre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Luca Di Serio, Raffaele De Santis, Roberto Cicco, Rita Di Donato, Biagio Maione
  • Patent number: 8218456
    Abstract: Systems, methods and communication nodes according to exemplary embodiments provide for an IMS node to replicate call content for lawful call interception in packet cable networks. A CSCF node sends a command to an SBC node to perform call content replication for an identified call to be intercepted. The SBC node forwards the replicated call content to a delivery function, which in turn forwards the replicated call content to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (pulb)
    Inventor: Marlene Yared
  • Patent number: 8204175
    Abstract: A variety of methods and systems can be used to achieve electronic surveillance when a call is directed to a destination as a result of service processing. For example, in a system involving a redirecting switch and a service platform switch, correlation between calling party identities for outgoing and incoming call legs can be done to identify a hairpin loop scenario. Upon detection of such a scenario, an appropriate electronic surveillance message can be sent to a monitoring device indicating the call's destination. Correlation information can be collected from available call setup signaling parameters. The methods and systems can be applied, for example, to systems involving directory assistance call completion, voice-activated dialing, voicemail callback, and prepaid services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: J. Mark Dammrose
  • Patent number: 8199886
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for recording communications. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving an invite message relating to a communication between a first communications device and a second communications device, extracting information associated with the communication, and tagging the extracted information from a header, the extracted information being associated with the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Verint Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Calahan, Jamie Richard Williams, Robert John Barnes
  • Patent number: 8194825
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for call surveillance in Internet protocol communication networks are disclosed. An example method to perform call surveillance in a communication network disclosed herein comprises determining an overall path delay measurement associated with using a first media server to perform surveillance of a call between a first user device and a second user device in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem network, and determining whether to perform surveillance of the call with one of the first media server or a second media server based on the overall path delay measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Alexander Huang, Armstrong Soo
  • Patent number: 8179803
    Abstract: A module for use in a communications network in which a plurality of signals are transmitted between respective first and second nodes, the module having an engine for receiving the plurality of signals over the network, for extracting protocol data therefrom and for providing the extracted protocol data to an analyzer; and a processor for controlling operation of the engine and analyzer. The invention also provides an apparatus for generating communications, systems including the module and/or the apparatus, and corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Media Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Parsons
  • Publication number: 20120069971
    Abstract: A system and method for securely authenticating and lawfully intercepting data in a telecommunication network using biometrics is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method for securely authenticating and lawfully intercepting data using biometrics, one or more persons associated with a law enforcement agency (LEA) are authenticated by a telecommunication network provider. The authentication is performed upon receiving a request for lawful interception of data from the one or more persons associated with the LEA. Then, the lawful interception request associated with a registered telecommunication network user is activated to obtain the data. The data is intercepted user upon a successful match with a requested registered telecommunication network user by the LEA. Further, intercepted data along with the biometric information associated with the registered telecommunication network user is sent to the authenticated one or more persons associated with the LEA via the telecommunication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Venkata Subramanian JAYARAMAN, Veera Raghavan SESHADRI
  • Patent number: 8094786
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and system for monitoring and recording voice from circuit-switched switches via a packet-switched network. A circuit-switched or VoIP recording system may record and/or live-monitor telephone calls by trunk and/or extension tapping over a packet-switched network. Alternatively, a circuit-switched or VoIP recording system may record and/or live-monitor telephone calls over a packet-switched network by activating the service observation feature of the circuit-switched switch either by feature code dialing or a computer telephony integration (CTI) link command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nice Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomer Ilan, Eran Halbraich, Ilan Yosef
  • Patent number: 8023419
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a packet filter (or “trap”) is installed on one or more interfaces of a router, switch (intermediary) or other node in an IP network that identifies multimedia packets for a particular media stream. A packet replicator (or “cloner”) duplicates the identified packets allowing the original packets to continue through the IP network. A forwarder (“tunneler”) encapsulates and sends the cloned media packets to a central facility where the tunneled media stream is further analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Oran
  • Patent number: 8018919
    Abstract: Surveillance of IP telephony may be performed through the use of conventional telephone equipment, according to principles of the invention while preventing giving indication to the monitored phone by alerting the user of the monitoring phone to such surveillance use prior to pick up by an agent for engagement of the monitoring phone in response to the alert. Such alerts may assume many forms such as ringing, visual indicators, data readouts, activating ancillary equipment, various flags, etc. This alert prior to surveillance is distinct from alerts used for normal non-surveillance calls, which the monitoring phone is capable of receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Fen-Chung Kung, Jesse Eugene Russell, Anish Sankalia, Spencer C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8005474
    Abstract: A method of locating a cellular phone on an aircraft includes detecting a cellular phone transmission of a passenger on an aircraft, logging a subscriber number and a serial number of the phone, transmitting the subscriber number and the serial number of the phone to a common carrier for caller identification information, attempting to match the caller identification information with a database, displaying a name and a seat number of the passenger if a match was found between the caller identification information and the database, and recording all information related to the cellular phone transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Kroll Family Trust
    Inventor: Mark W. Kroll
  • Patent number: 8005132
    Abstract: A method of analyzing the performance of a modem connection. The method includes connecting a line interface to a communication link carrying signals of a modem connection, between a pair of end modems, collecting signals passing on the communication link, between the end modems, through the line interface, determining quality or transmission characteristics regarding the modem connection, responsive to signals collected through the line interface, and displaying information on the determined characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: TraceSpan Communications Ltd.
    Inventor: Hanan Herzberg
  • Patent number: 7978620
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method for dynamically troubleshooting voice quality. The method comprises generating a request to intercept a predetermined data stream on a network, acquiring a replicated copy of the intercepted data stream responsive to the request and analyzing the replicated copy of the intercepted data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anantha Narayanan Seetharaman, Jayesh A. Chokshi, Jennifer Mun Blatnik