Call Address Signal Stored In Terminal Patents (Class 379/355.02)
  • Patent number: 9661147
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a method, system and apparatus for handling a request for a communication session. The method comprises receiving, at a processing time, a request for a communication session, the request comprising a destination network identifier, the destination network identifier having been registered in association with a plurality of communication clients; the request having been originated by an originating party associated with an originating identifier. The method further comprises identifying, based on at least one of the originating network identifier and the processing time, a subset of the plurality of communication clients. The method further comprises delivering the request to the subset of the plurality of communication clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Jeffrey William Dawson, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 9491075
    Abstract: End-to-end latency measurement scheme is discloses. In this scheme, the UE receives a request message from a network. This request message requests the UE to report transmission or reception timing information. And, the transmission or reception timing information may be for a latency measurement. Thereafter, the UE transmits the transmission or reception timing information to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 9451384
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is to arrange that, when a plurality of mobile terminals are connected to, for example, a vehicle-mounted device, a to-be-controlled application be automatically determined in accordance with the connection history and the types of applications on the mobile terminals. A mobile terminal control apparatus (1) comprises: a device control unit (12) that detects whether a plurality of mobile terminals (2) are connected or not and that holds device information and application information into a connection history (11); and an application control unit (14) that determines, out of a plurality of applications held by connected mobile terminals (2), a to-be-controlled application on the basis of the connection history (11) and an application DB (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazushi Kawase
  • Patent number: 9232076
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of providing a status message may include receiving, from a mobile device one or more status messages, wherein each status message corresponds to one or more contacts in an address book, storing the status messages and corresponding one or more contacts, transmitting one of the status messages to a mobile device associated with one of the one or more contacts, wherein the status message is displayed on the associated mobile device and integrating the status message into an address book associated with the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jacob Guedalia, Issac David Guedalia
  • Patent number: 9130966
    Abstract: A method of sharing contacts within a converged address book system having a converged address book server, the method receiving from a requestor, at the converged address book server, a request for a contact to be shared with a recipient identified in the request; obtaining contact information for the contact from a repository; and delivering the shared contact to the recipient. Also, a method for interaction with a legacy address book system from a network based converged address book system, the method receiving a request to import legacy address book data from a legacy address book system; contacting the legacy address book system and supplying access parameters; retrieving data from the legacy address book system; and storing the imported data in a network based address book storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Suresh Chitturi, Brian Edward Anthony McColgan
  • Patent number: 9069650
    Abstract: A method for an entertainment system of a vehicle wherein a distance between the vehicle and a further vehicle is determined, and a symbol for the vehicle and a symbol for the further vehicle are displayed on a display device of the vehicle on the basis of the distance between the vehicle and the further vehicle. Actuation of a user control element is detected after the symbol for the further vehicle has been displayed. An actuation signal is received from the further vehicle indicating that a user of the further vehicle has actuated a corresponding control element of the further vehicle on account of a symbol for the further vehicle and a symbol for the vehicle being displayed on a display device of the further vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Filip Piotr Chudzinski, Mathias Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8995626
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which a storage at a telephone device (e.g., a client telephone) is synchronized with information corresponding to actions performed at a computing device (e.g., a server) on behalf of the client. For example, the server may employ speech recognition to recognize a name or number spoken into the client telephone, and in response, dial out a corresponding telephone number for the client telephone. This action is synchronized back to the client storage so that the client's call history includes knowledge of the server's dialing action. Thereafter, an action at the telephone device that accesses the call history (e.g., for redialing or scrolling) obtains the full call history, independent of whether the telephone device or computing device performed the action. Changes made via telephone device may be similarly synchronized to the computing device, such as directly dialed calls, user-input speed dial information, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Xuedong David Huang
  • Patent number: 8971953
    Abstract: In a method for dialing phone numbers using a portable communication device, the device includes a keypad including numeric keys and an LED driver. Each of the numeric keys is equipped with a first color LED light and a second color LED light. The LED driver drives the first LED light under each of the numeric keys to emit a first color light. The LED driver turns off the first LED light under the numeric key and turns on the second LED light under the numeric key to emit a second color light according to an LED control signal. The LED driver further turns off the second LED light and turns on the first LED light to emit the first color light when the digit input from the keypad is in a digital group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kai-Bo Qu
  • Patent number: 8874087
    Abstract: A method for initiating a communication in a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal apparatus to perform the method, are provided. The method includes determining whether the mobile terminal has entered a shortcut mode, if the mobile terminal has entered the shortcut mode, searching a phone book for shortcut numbers, which consist of a predefined number of digits and start with an input number, obtaining phone book information corresponding to the shortcut numbers that were found in the phone book and displaying the shortcut numbers and their associated phone book information, and if any one of the displayed shortcut numbers and their associated phone book information is selected, initiating a communication using the selected phone book information or shortcut number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-Youp Chu
  • Patent number: 8805450
    Abstract: An intelligent contact management technique that automatically manages contacts on a communication device such as a mobile phone is described. The intelligent management technique can automatically determine and display a user's favorite contacts on a display of a mobile device. The technique can also intelligently group contacts based on their contact frequency. It can provide a contact-oriented event notification that notifies a user when a contact event has occurred. The contact-oriented event notification can be associated with a visual representation of an associated contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventors: Yandong Wen, Liang Chen, David Vronay, Rebecca Sundling
  • Patent number: 8798259
    Abstract: A communication device and method for managing communication records by using priorities of the communication records so that a user can easily find a desired communication record are provided. In the method, the device receives a priority input for a selected one of the communication records, saves the received priority input as a priority of the selected communication record, and displays a list of the communication records arranged according to the priorities thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye Yeon Kim, Hae Moon Kwon
  • Patent number: 8738086
    Abstract: A method for controlling an operation of a mobile terminal. The method includes: entering a speed dial setting mode for setting a speed dial operation on the mobile terminal, displaying speed dial keys on the mobile terminal, when the speed dial setting mode is entered, selecting a specific speed dial key from the displayed speed dial keys, displaying a plurality of object groups corresponding to functions that may be performed by the mobile terminal, in response to the specific speed dial key being selected, selecting one of the plurality of object groups, selecting an object in the selected object group; and assigning the selected object to the selected specific speed dial key such that the selected object is performed when the specific speed dial key is manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yoen Lae Lim
  • Patent number: 8634545
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to retrieve a telephone number having an area code, an exchange code, and an extension code, generate from the telephone number at least one additional dialing format, present a plurality of dialing formats comprising the telephone number in its original dialing format and the at least one additional dialing format, detect a selection from the plurality of dialing formats, and initiate communications according to the selected dialing format. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: William S. Robbins, Anup D. Karnalkar, Tyler Wallis
  • Patent number: 8594315
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an auto-configuration agent that guides the user to configure automatically a communication device based on observed user behavior and an auto-completion agent that, as numbers of a telephone address are received from the user, provides a list of matching complete telephone addresses for the user to choose from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Daily, Christopher R. Gentle, Lisa Y. Kawahara, Ashis Maity, Michael J. Thomas, David Volejnicek, Douglas W. Swartz
  • Patent number: 8582747
    Abstract: A telephone device has a storage unit 17 in which prescribed count information 173 is pre-registered, telephone call initiating/receiving means 181 for initiating a call to a telephone number of a receiving party, determining whether the receiving party responds to the call, and registering outgoing call history information 172 in the storage unit 17 each time a call is initiated, and function switching means 182 for acquiring the number of continuous non-responses of the same receiving party with reference to the outgoing call history information 172 when the receiving party does not respond and initiating a mail function when the acquired number of the non-responses is no less than the prescribed count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru Shimazaki
  • Patent number: 8494135
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing contact management services. Systems and methods may maintain one or more address books. Contacts may be added to the address book from one or more sources. Systems and method may receive a command to add a party to the address book. Contact-related information associated with the party may obtained and added to the address book. A user may be notified of an incoming call placed by a calling party and destined to a communication device associated with the user. Systems and methods may receive a command, responsive to the notification, to add the calling party to an address book associated with the user. An address book may be updated to reflect changes in the contact-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Data Services LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Rajagopalan, Ruchir Rodrigues, Shadman Zafar, Shamik Basu, Aravind Perumandla, Anil Solleti
  • Patent number: 8411845
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call list that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner. A single entry is displayed on the call list to represent a call log of phone calls from the same phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Andrew D. Bocking, Raymond P. Vander Veen
  • Patent number: 8391467
    Abstract: Methods and systems for encoding and decoding audio signals are described. In one embodiment, a first DTMF tone in an audio signal may be identified and decoded. A second DTMF tone in the audio signal may be identified and decoded at a time delay from the first DTMF tone. A requested action is determined for an electronic figurine associated with the first DTMF tone and the second DTMF tone. The second DTMF tone is different than the first DTMF tone. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International L.L.C.
    Inventors: Yousri Barsoum, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Rory T. Sledge
  • Patent number: 8385536
    Abstract: A system stores a set of telephone numbers dialed by a user. The system selects a subset of telephone numbers from the stored set of telephone numbers as the user's favorite telephone numbers based on one or more first scores, where the one or more scores include a frequency score associated with a frequency that the telephone numbers have been dialed by the user and/or a recency score associated with how recently that the telephone numbers have been dialed by the user. The system stores the list of the user's favorite telephone numbers in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 8374335
    Abstract: Method and system for an Intelligent Prefix Dialer eliminates the necessity for manually dialing an area code as a prefix to a call in telephone systems in which such action is a requirement. The Intelligent Prefix Dialer can be resident in a service provider's Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) and is capable of analyzing the dialing sequence from the caller's Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) to determine when the caller wishes to dial seven digits. In the event that the caller has dialed seven digits or less, the present invention can append the abbreviated digits the caller has dialed to a caller defined default prefix, in order to form a complete telephone number to be used by the telephone network to establish the connection to a called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: John L. Breckenridge
  • Patent number: 8345858
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed that enables a context-driven, adaptive technique for generating a list of telephone numbers. The technique of the illustrative embodiment of the present invention seeks to dynamically anticipate what telephone numbers a user might want to dial—even before the user knows—and presents the names of the parties and their telephone numbers to the user at his or her terminal. In particular, the technique monitors a user, the user's locale, and one or more terminals in that locale; selects one or more telephone numbers from a master set of numbers, based on the monitored information; and presents the selected numbers to the user—for example, in the form of a speed-dial list or a one-touch dial list. The user can then examine the presented telephone numbers and decide if he or she wants to call one of them. The technique can be implemented at the user's computer, telephone, private branch exchange, or other device in the relevant telecommunications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Vernick
  • Patent number: 8301200
    Abstract: Systems, products, and methods are disclosed for facilitating a method of receiving data from a keypad of the mobile communications device. One embodiment of the method includes receiving input by way of a given key of the keypad and then dynamically configuring that given key to be a “5” key. In this way, input received by way of this given key will be received as the Arabic numeral “5” regardless of a prior configuration associated with that key. A final illustrative step includes dynamically mapping numerical values to the eight surrounding keys that surround the newly configured “5” key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Woojae Lee, Trevor Daniel Shipley
  • Patent number: 8280027
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dialing numbers using a session initial protocol device are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method includes obtaining at least a first part of an input string associated with a dialplan. The input string includes at least one character. The method also includes determining if at least a first potential target string stored in a local cache includes the first part of the input string, and accessing an external call manager arrangement if the first potential target string stored in the local cache does not include the first part of the input string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Umesh P. Katapadi
  • Patent number: 8265589
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting and tracking statistics of a mobile device having the steps of: adding a call statistics server at an enterprise, the call statistics server adapted to receive call statistics information from one or more mobile devices or adapted to gather call statistics information directly through monitoring call setup, throughput and disconnection traffic; and providing call statistics information to a recipient. The mobile device can then obtain and display the call statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: David L. Heit, Atul Asthana, Douglas Michael Gisby
  • Patent number: 8265084
    Abstract: A local network connecting system includes a first local network, a second local network, a mobile terminal. The first local network is connected with a gateway and a first server assigned with a first local address. The second local network is connected with a second server. The mobile terminal VPN “Virtual Private Network”-connect to the second server through the first local network. The gateway provide mapping of local address for a terminal connected to the first local network. When a packet is sent to the first server from mobile terminal, the mobile terminal assigns a second local address unused over the VPN-connection to a destination address of the packet instead of the first local address, and transmits the packet to the gateway. The gateway translate the second local address into the first local address as destination address of the packet, and transmits the packet to the first server based on the translated destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shozo Fujino
  • Patent number: 8229407
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call list that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner. A single entry is displayed on the call list to represent a call log of phone calls from the same phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Andrew D. Bocking, Raymond P. Vander Veen
  • Patent number: 8213595
    Abstract: A method for adjusting caller ID information includes receiving at a call device a caller ID message that includes a calling number. An address book associated with the call device is searched. An address book telephone number having the matching area code or local exchange number is analyzed to determine if the first digits of both address book phone number and calling number constitute a “1.” If the first digit in both numbers is the same, the calling number is stored unadjusted, while if the first digits differ, the calling number is adjusted. A method for adjusting caller ID information includes comparing the format of a received calling phone number to a set of predetermined criteria that are used to enable a “truncate” function in a context-sensitive “delete” button only when a predetermined criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: VTech Communications Limited
    Inventor: Holger Janssen
  • Patent number: 8175259
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call log that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner, meaning that for each phone number having a call stored in the memory of the device, only the most recent in time call is listed on the call log. An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method also provide a call history for any phone call from the improved call log that is selected by the user. The call history includes a listing of all of the calls stored by the device that are associated with the selected call log call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Andrew D. Bocking, Raymond P. Vander Veen
  • Patent number: 8170202
    Abstract: There is described a method, a terminal device, and a communication system for programming a button of a communication terminal device whereby a user input on the communication terminal device activates an application on a data processing device associated with the communication terminal device. The activated application triggers the display of button programming information for selection for a respective button programming. The selection of one of the displayed button programming information messages on the data processing device triggers the assignment of the associated button programming to the button on the communication terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Holger Lankes, Thomas Lederer, Stephan Schaade
  • Patent number: 8159371
    Abstract: A system and method for semi-automated dialing is provided. The system includes a display, and a standard keyboard upon which some keys have both a numeric and alphabetic interpretation. An input is received from the keyboard. A determination is made if the input consists only from the keys that have both numeric and alphabetic interpretation. If this is the case, then a numeric analysis is performed. Otherwise, a word analysis is performed. The numeric analysis includes determining if the input has an alternate interpretation, and if so then displaying them so that the user may select the intended input. Determining alternate interpretations includes comparing the input with a dictionary. The word analysis includes searching for word matches between the received input and words in a dictionary, and then converting the matched words into numbers using telephone convention. Results from the analyses may be dialed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Zi Corporation of Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Weigen Qiu
  • Patent number: 8144851
    Abstract: To update phone book data (identification information necessary for connection to one's own apparatus stored in communication partner information storing means of a communication partner) of a communication apparatus easily, inexpensively, quickly, and reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao Migishima
  • Patent number: 8140123
    Abstract: A method for displaying speed dial settings is disclosed. The method is used for a mobile communication device, comprising the steps: detecting whether a speed dial setting operation is implemented to a button of a keypad of a mobile communication device, and displaying an indicator for the button if the speed dial setting operation is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Mao Tsuei
  • Patent number: 8103257
    Abstract: A data transmission method and system. The method includes transmitting by a first wireless communication device to a second wireless communication device, first voice data associated with a first user. The first wireless communication device receives from the second wireless communication device, a verbal request for receiving text data. The first wireless communication device retrieves the text data. The first wireless communication device generates a transaction data object comprising the text data and a command for executing an executable program for performing an action with respect to the text data on the second wireless communication device. The first wireless communication device simultaneously transmits second voice data and the transaction data object to the second wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Michael Delia, Edward Emile Kelley
  • Patent number: 8081750
    Abstract: A method that permits a user to select a telephone number contained in an e-mail, web page, or other text page displayed on the screen of a computing device and store that telephone number in memory for later use. Other information may also be selected and stored, such as the name or e-mail address of a person associated with the telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: James Ehlinger, Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 8077855
    Abstract: A rich, robust fax addressing experience is provided for users. In some embodiments, multiple different ways of addressing a fax and related functionality are exposed to a user and work seamlessly together to give a compelling addressing experience. In some embodiments, a fax application can resolve recipient names and/or numbers. Additionally, a user can type in a fax number and have that number resolved as a valid number. Further, some embodiments can provide a user interface that is designed to help a user compose a fax number, thus ensuring that the number is in the proper format. In some embodiments, the fax application can allow the user to choose from among a number of different address books and then employ the chosen address book in the fax addressing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vibha Rathi, Manoj K. Jain, Suryanarayana Shastri, Archan Das
  • Patent number: 8059813
    Abstract: A control method of a communication terminal having a telephone directory user interface and a communication system, the control method and system include storing a plurality of telephone numbers corresponding to a destination user as telephone directory data, requesting a notification of location information of the destination user to a server, receiving location information of the destination user from a server, and displaying a telephone number corresponding to a current location of the destination user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Akimoto
  • Patent number: 8041024
    Abstract: A system for broadcasting a notification. In response to receiving a new telephone number for a communication device from a service provider, a telephone number change notification is automatically broadcast to a plurality of contact telephone numbers within a contact list. Each of the plurality of contact telephone numbers within the contact list is tracked to determine whether each of the plurality of contact telephone numbers received the telephone number change notification. In response to a contact telephone number within the plurality of contact telephone numbers not receiving the telephone number change notification, a configurable indicator is displayed in a display when a user inputs the contact telephone number into the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Fu Chen, Fabian F. Morgan, Keith Raymond Walker
  • Patent number: 7961852
    Abstract: A method and device for sending a request (R) from a requesting machine (H) to a domain name server (1, 2, 3). A prior test of the validity of the destination telephone number (NTEL) of the request (R) is executed automatically and locally to the requesting machine (H) relative to a database (BD) local to said requesting machine (H) in order to forward the request (R) from the requesting machine (H) to the domain name server (1, 2, 3) only if its telephone number (NTEL) passes said test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Daniel Migault, Philippe Fouquart
  • Patent number: 7940910
    Abstract: Embodiments for generating a sorted integrated directory are described. The sorted integrated directory integrates contacts from disparate directories into a common directory. The formation of the integrated directory includes receiving contacts from multiple directories. The contacts represent or are formed under multiple data structures, with one data structure corresponding to one of the directories. The received contacts are converted into contact objects. The contact objects, each of which represents a contact, all include or are formed under a common data structure. An integrated directory is generated or formed from the contact objects. The integrated directory thus includes a set of contacts of the disparate source directories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Orative Corporation
    Inventors: Saurav Chatterjee, John S. Drewry, Hemendra Rana, Steven D. Schramm
  • Patent number: 7940919
    Abstract: A periodic and automatic telephone redialling system and method applicable to a dial-type communication device is proposed to provide a periodic and automatic telephone redialling procedure on phone numbers previously dialled by a user but failed to get through to the receiver. The advantages of this periodic and automatic telephone redialling system and method are that the user does not have to activate the redialling procedure manually, and the redialling procedure can be performed periodically for one or more phone numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Inventec Multimedia & Telecom Corporation
    Inventors: Ai-Kian Tan, Shih-Hsiung Weng
  • Patent number: 7916859
    Abstract: A method for determining a user intended number from a partial phone number includes steps for receiving a partial phone number, determining whether the partial phone number corresponds with at least one database number based on at least one selected criteria list and performing a system action based on the determination. The method may include prioritizing a list of database numbers that correspond to the partial number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Martine, John W. Miller, Gregory J. Boss, Kevin C. McConnell, Rick A. Hamilton, II
  • Patent number: 7894804
    Abstract: A communication device comprises a first memory which stores telephone books, each including identification information and a name of a communication party, a second memory which stores communication histories, each including a communication time and identification information and a name of a communication party, a changing device which changes a telephone book stored in the first memory, and a control device which, when the telephone book is changed, changes a communication history stored in the second memory in accordance with a content of change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limted
    Inventor: Akihito Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 7881455
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for establishing telephone communication between a calling party and called party wherein the calling party may store a plurality of numbers or identifiers of a called party and initiating a number or identifier of the called party enables the system and method to call multiple numbers of the called party from the stored plurality of numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David R. Wolter, Anil Doradla, Sreenivasa Gorti
  • Publication number: 20100322409
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a method and technique for operating a computing device. An interface is displayed for enabling the computing device to control a voicemail system. The interface includes one or more display objects, wherein each display object is selectable by a user to enter a command input assigned to that display object. A selection is detected of any one of the one or more display objects, and the command input assigned to the display object is identified. A signal tone is generated corresponding to the command input. The signal input may be transmitted across a network to the voicemail system to communicate a command to the voicemail system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: PALM, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Haitani, Gregory Shirai, Nancy Gayed, Ramachandran Venkataraman, Thomas Kier, Skrikiran Prasad
  • Patent number: 7778401
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that includes: an operation unit; a line connection unit that operates in response to the operation of the operation unit; a number input unit; a dial signal transmitting unit that transmits a dial signal corresponding to a telephone number inputted by the number input unit; an operation detection unit that detects the operation of the operation unit; a measuring unit that measures a predetermined time when the operation of the operating unit is detected; and a number memory that stores the telephone number inputted by the number input unit before the measuring of the predetermined time by the measuring unit ends. A standby unit suspends a transmission of the dial signal corresponding to the telephone number stored in the number memory to the line until the measuring of the predetermined time by the measuring unit ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shozo Kabeya
  • Patent number: 7725133
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communication device like a cellular handset includes multiple communication addresses stored in its memory. Each address is associated with one or more inputs of an input key. For example a first telephone number is associated with a single input of a particular key, and a second telephone number may be associated with two sequential inputs of the same key. The communication address is transmitted from the wireless communication device upon entering the one or more key inputs associated therewith and upon maintaining a last of the sequential key inputs for a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Han S. Cho
  • Patent number: 7684552
    Abstract: A system and method for postponing and managing outgoing calling tasks for on or off-site retrieval are presented. More precisely a system and method are presented to compile a list of pending calling tasks, transfer a task to a calling device and prompt a user to make a call. Optionally the list may contain synchronized sublists, one sublist on a personal computer and a second sublist an a mobile calling device. At the completion of a calling task or other event, the list is automatically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Modu Ltd
    Inventors: Itzhak Pomerantz, Gilad Engel, Yitzhak Tzahi Weisfeld, Erez Baum, Sariel Engel
  • Patent number: RE42271
    Abstract: A telephone capable of placing or receiving calls over the PSTN or a packet network. The telephone can store multiple telephone numbers for each potential called party along with preferences that govern the order of selecting telephone numbers to service any given outgoing call. Some or all of the telephone numbers can be associated with a presence service. Presence indicators stored in the telephone are dynamically updated via the packet network connection and are used as part of the telephone number selection algorithm. The preferred embodiment is a wireless system having a base station and a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, James J. Sliwa
  • Patent number: RE42831
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile communication terminal provided with a hands-free function and a controlling method thereof comprising the steps of: setting a hands-free function of a mobile communication terminal; certifying whether an originating call command or a calling request message are received; searching information of a calling party inputted by a user's voice or an arbitrary originating party's information from a mounted telephone directory; and guiding the searched calling party's information by voice and then connecting a calling. According to this, the user can originate or receive a calling by using a voice recognition function and the hands-free function of the terminal without his hands' using even while driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: RE44871
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile communication terminal provided with a hands-free function and a controlling method thereof comprising the steps of: setting a hands-free function of a mobile communication terminal; certifying whether an originating call command or a calling request message are received; searching information of a calling party inputted by a user's voice or an arbitrary originating party's information from a mounted telephone directory; and guiding the searched calling party's information by voice and then connecting a calling. According to this, the user can originate or receive a calling by using a voice recognition function and the hands-free function of the terminal without his hands' using even while driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong-Jin Yoon