Having Station Display Patents (Class 379/93.17)
  • Patent number: 8379230
    Abstract: An image information storage device is configured such that, when an output control unit makes the output unit output an image represented by first image data stored in an image data storage, the output control unit makes the output unit also output the registration information which has been associated with the first image data, or when the output control unit makes the output unit output first registration information stored in the registration information storage unit, the output control unit makes the output unit also output an image represented by image data which has been associated with first registration information. Further, when there is an input specifying association of the first registration information stored in the registration information storage unit with second image data, the registration control unit associates the first registration information with the first image data and the second image data, and stores in the registration information storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadahiro Kunii, Tetsuro Matsutani
  • Patent number: 8363799
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing detailed information about a party during interparty communication. Data-capable mobile devices query at least a public database to retrieve information about a set of parties engaged in communication. The results of the database query are employed to provide detailed caller identification and detail functionality to telephones or communication devices not utilizing traditional landlines or commercial caller identification service. Storage can be included to include address book function, query caching, and user preferences. An interface can be provided to facilitate display of rich caller identification information. The interface can further update displayed information without user input, or provide user selection control to request more information on a selected portion of displayed information. These features can be applied to determine the information about a party that is either receiving a communication or initiating a communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Carol Shifrin Gruchala, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Dianna Tiliks
  • Patent number: 8359049
    Abstract: Directory assistance provides telephone number look up services to callers based on the business or caller name as listed in a telephone directory. In the prior art, directory assistance provides a value-added service to telephone users and an expense that must be charged back to telephone callers or absorbed by telephone carriers. In enhanced directory assistance (EDA) services as described in the disclosure, EDA is further developed to deliver a keyword targeted advertising service to telephone listing owners and advertisers. The present invention provides a method and system to extend EDA services to the wireless messaging systems used by telecommunications operators. The invention further discloses methods to support both one-way and two-way communications on these devices, as well as systems to support the distributed EDA Transaction business model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Local Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Montemer, Heath B. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20130010933
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and software application for providing a promotion to a user on a phone. The software application resides on a user's phone and “listens” for phone numbers dialed by a user. In response to the user dialing a phone number, the software determines whether a promotion or an offer for a promotion should be provided to the user. In response to determining to play or offer to play a promotion to the user, the software application on the phone effectively “intercepts” the call and plays to the user either a promotion or an offer to hear about a promotion prior to placing an outbound voice call. The software application may retrieve the promotion from local memory or may connect with a remote server to download an applicable promotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin M. Stone
  • Publication number: 20130003953
    Abstract: A calling side communication apparatus includes a communication function executing means 11, a non-real time call sending means 12 for sending, in accordance with user operation, a non-real time call which is a request of telephone call which continues until a user at the other side responds or until a predetermined cancellation condition is satisfied. A called side communication apparatus includes a communication function executing means 21, a non-real time call receiving means 22 for receiving the non-real time call without entailing forcible ringing, a receiving call displaying means 23 for displaying, to a user, information about the non-real time call currently in the call reception state, and a non-real time call responding means 24 for establishing a telephone call or a data communication with the communication apparatus that sent the non-real time call, in accordance with a response operation given by the user in reply to the non-real time call currently in the call reception state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Okubo
  • Publication number: 20130003952
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing third party call services with the delivery of content to a calling party communication device are described herein. The systems may comprise a website server and telco gateway configured to enable a calling party to initiate a communication session between a calling party communication device and a called party communication device via a web page of a website hosted by the website server. During establishment of the communication session, the telco gateway determines what content to deliver to the calling party communication device and delivers such content to the calling party communication device while waiting to receive an answer of a call initiated to the called party communication device. The system may deliver different forms of content to a calling party communication device based on a variety of considerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Clark Whitten, Brandon Hall Goode
  • Publication number: 20120329494
    Abstract: A computing device is configured to receive an incoming communication from another computing device. The incoming communication may be for purpose of initiating a voice-exchange session. In response to receiving the incoming call, the computing device may identify or determine a message identifier of the other computing device. The message identifier is determined based at least in part on data provided with the incoming communication. The computing device may programmatically address a message to the other computing device using the message identifier determined from the incoming communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: David CHAMPLIN, Srikiran PRASAD, Lang CHEN, Rajan RANGA, Robert HAITANI
  • Patent number: 8340257
    Abstract: A method for switching interactive modes in a menu system is disclosed. An audio interactive voice response session is established to provide audio menus to a communication device. A data session with said communication device is also established. The data session is used to instruct the communication device to display indicia that a second mode may be activated. The indicia may be an icon indicative of the second mode. A user selection of the indicia on the communication device sends a message to the IVR system indicating that the second mode is to be activated. The second mode may be a text mode wherein text menus are presented to the user instead of audio menus. The second mode may be a suspend mode whereby the IVR session is halted at its present menu choices and saved for later reactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Kimberly J. Ganote, Stevan A. Klesper
  • Patent number: 8335301
    Abstract: A system for placing a telephone call on hold and presenting video to the user that has been placed on hold comprises video on hold arbiter that either is a part of the server or the switch of an IP telephony system. The video on hold arbiter comprises a hold monitoring module, a switch interface module and a media source interface module. The video on hold arbiter monitors calls between parties for the selection of a hold signal indicating that a first caller is placing a second caller on hold. The video on hold arbiter then determines the capabilities of the first caller and the second caller, a source video signal and switches the call to a video-on-hold status. In the video-on-hold status, the video on hold arbiter provides a video signal to the caller on hold from the determined source video and matching the capabilities of the party on hold. Video on hold arbiter and monitors for an off hold signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ShoreTel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron D. Laws, Pascal R. Crausaz
  • Publication number: 20120314847
    Abstract: A system and method to select and retrieve contact center transactions from a set of transactions stored in a queuing mechanism. The system includes an interactive voice response system configured to accept at least one call and dynamically populate a web form with call data associated with the at least one call. The system also includes a queuing engine configured to allow a call agent to access the call data prior to the at least one call being connected to the call agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peeyush JAISWAL, Naveen NARAYAN
  • Publication number: 20120314850
    Abstract: The described embodiment of the system relates to software and hardware related to smart phones and programmable phones, on hold messages, putting callers on hold and taking them off hold, visual indications on such phones of the active inactive status of callers who are on hold, and key pad communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Love, Paul James, Matthew Cerullo
  • Patent number: 8331924
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is configured to respond to a call initiation instruction from a user with a two dimensional array of pictures or diagrams that each represent a potential call destination. The user can scroll (left, right, up, down) to select the image representing the desired call destination and upon selection from the user the wireless communication device places a call (voice or data) to the selected call destination or allows editing of the corresponding contact record. The pictures or diagrams presented to the user may be from a dynamic (e.g., most frequent contacts) or persistent (e.g., My favorites) predetermined list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Larry P. Nolen
  • Patent number: 8326271
    Abstract: Information that is no longer valid due to the passage of time is not provided to a user. When a stock price information server acquires updated stock price information from a securities market network, a message that instructs that a predetermined application be started up and to which a term of validity has been attached is sent to a user terminal over a paging channel via an SMS server. When the user terminal receives the message, it determines whether or not the message is within the term of validity, and if it determines that the message is within the term of validity, starts up the instructed application from among a plurality of applications that are stored. The stock price information server then sends to the user terminal the stock price information that is requested by the started up application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Masaomi Satake, Masaru Fukushima, Takashi Endoh, Yasuhiko Numagami, Fumihiro Nozaki, Takeshi Yamane, Hiroshi Tsukiji
  • Patent number: 8315377
    Abstract: This method for dispatching an alert message in a telecommunications network comprises a step (E20) of receiving a multimedia stream emitted by a calling device having emitted a call to a called device, and a step (E30) of transmitting to the called device, during the call setup phase, at least one part of the multimedia stream, which part can be restored, at least partially, by alert means of the called device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Claude Daloz, François Toutain, Vincent Teze
  • Publication number: 20120288075
    Abstract: A communication device is provided for enabling a user to establish an automated call back from a communication system, such as a call center, for example. A software device application enables the communication device to communicate with the call center through the exchange of data. The communication device includes a display screen for displaying controls for allowing the user to interact with the communication system. The controls allow the user to request a list of providers from which to select a provider or company to contact. The communication device further provides controls for allowing the user to select a queue to join from a list of queues associated with the selected provider. An embodiment of a system and method for managing, directing, and queuing communication events may also communicate contextual data between a communication device and a communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Mark J. Williams, Eric I. Camulli, Larry Miner, Rob Brazier
  • Patent number: 8310687
    Abstract: In an image information storage device, a registration information storage unit stores registration information while associating it with first image data stored in an image data storage unit, while storing registration information for area information representing one of areas set in a drawing area of first image data stored in the image data storage unit. When an input specifying an area represented by area information is made while an image represented by first image data stored in the image data storage unit is displayed on a display screen, a search unit searches for second image data associated with registration information that has been associated with the area information in the registration information storage unit. An output control unit controls output of image/information to the display screen while outputting an image represented by the second image data search by the search unit to the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tadahiro Kunii
  • Publication number: 20120281822
    Abstract: A method for controlled display on a telephone, the method constituted of: downloading a display portion from a first network to the telephone; detecting a call instance; displaying on the telephone the downloaded display portion responsive to the detected call instance; in the event the data communication module is in communication with the first network, requesting, via the data communication module, a new display portion from the first network; and in the event the data communication module is not in communication with the first network, creating a time stamp and storing the time stamp on a memory of the telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SELLARING, LTD.
    Inventor: Zohar HALACHMI
  • Patent number: 8295470
    Abstract: System comprising a server of webpages (2) containing a form which is accessible from a remote computer (52) by the user, a main server (1) and a number of contact centers (4) which have, at least, a telephone terminal (43), a computer (44) and a webcam (41) connected to a videoconferencing server (42), to link an agent to the user, and a PBX or secondary automatic private center (3) connected to the main server (1) to establish a telephone connection between the user and the agent, and the main server (1) comprises routing means of the computer (44) and of the videoconferencing server (42) of the contact center (4). The procedure consists in that, once the form has been filled out, the PBX carries out a call to the user, and if picked up, searches for the most appropriate contact center, establishing a direct telephone communication, while the main server (1) creates a videoconference virtual room through which the unidirectional video transmission of the webcam (41) is routed exclusively for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Whisbi Technologies S.L.
    Inventors: José Luis Cantero Escolà, Alex Bisbe Tosat
  • Publication number: 20120257733
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a technician to dispatch to a customer site requiring a service call. A first plurality of technicians assigned to a customer site requiring a service call is determined. A location of each of the technicians is also determined. A first plurality of distances is determined between each of the technicians and a plurality of locations at which is disposed equipment needed for the service call. A second plurality of distances is determined between each of the technicians and a plurality of service vehicles at which is disposed the equipment needed for the service call. One of the technicians is dispatched to the customer site based on the location of each of the technicians, on the first plurality of distances, and on the second plurality of distances. A system for implementing the method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Mario Kosseifi, Sheldon K. Meredith
  • Publication number: 20120250844
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for scheduling and initiating calls. For example, a request for a prospective call between a caller and a callee can be received via a server. The prospective call can be electronically added to call lists associated respectively with the caller and the callee. In response to a determination that both the caller and the callee are available, a call between a caller device and a callee device can be automatically initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MBTE HOLDINGS SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Yoram Meriaz, Ran Meriaz, Alex Tkachman
  • Publication number: 20120250843
    Abstract: In embodiments of the disclosed technology, a plurality of ratings of websites is received, wherein each rating is associated with a category and a rater and each rater is associated with at least one group. A selection of a category is received from the user, wherein the user is associated with at least one group. One website location (or a plurality of website locations) is provided in the category to the user based on at least one rating of the plurality of ratings provided by at least one of the raters, wherein at least one group associated with the rater and at least one the group associated with the user are the same group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Larry Pearson
  • Patent number: 8254532
    Abstract: A network videoconference equipment and its method of proceeding network videoconference are provided. The method implemented on a first terminal machine of a network videoconference system includes steps as follows. Directly connecting with a second terminal machine of the system when the second terminal machine requests to do so. Receiving and presenting a second location video and voice from the second terminal machine, sending a first predetermined message picture to the second terminal machine, and not sending a first location video and voice temporarily. Providing a human-machine interface on the first terminal machine for accepting an instruction of proceeding the network videoconference or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: AVer Information Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Wu, Yung-Chun Lin, Chia-Shui Weng
  • Patent number: 8223940
    Abstract: A communications device capable of communicating via any one of a number of communication modes comprises a mode comparator configured to determine which of the available modes is likely to be most appropriate for selection when initiating communication with a destination call party based at least in part on availability status data representative of a state of availability of the destination call party. The device displays the mode as a suggestion for selection by the user together with an ordered list of available communication modes for use in contacting a particular party, the list being ordered according to the likelihood of communication being successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Michael O'Shaughnessy, Ivo Ruben Willem Jager
  • Publication number: 20120177189
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for determining promotional messages that led to a phone call. The method may include communicating a promotional message, wherein the promotional message is associated with a phone number. The method may include receiving an indication that the promotional message was selected. The method may include receiving a phone call via the phone number, the phone call indicating the phone number that was called. The method may include associating the phone call with the promotional message based on the phone number. The method may include determining that the communicated promotional message led to the phone call based on the associated phone call and promotional message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Surojit Chatterjee, Anshul Kothari, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 8219069
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions. The mobile device working in a network capable of exchanging both cell phone calls and data items to the mobile device. By wearing an earphone or an ear-bud device the user is capable of dealing with voice conversations while working with data centric information related to the current caller. By providing a data-centric device with voice capabilities there is a new range of features that allow incoming data events to trigger outgoing voice events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: David P. Yach, Raymond P. Vander Veen, Harry R. Major, Gary P. Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis, Atul Asthana
  • Patent number: 8204184
    Abstract: One embodiment of a representative system for web integrated interactive voice response includes an interactive voice response system adapted to provide a plurality of voice menus to a user over a telephone and a graphical user interface system adapted to provide a plurality of menus in a graphical format to the user over a network connection. Information provided in the voice menus corresponds to information provided in the menus in the graphical format and is responsive to commands received by the graphical user interface system from the user. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Gao, David Scott, Sam Zellner
  • Patent number: 8199891
    Abstract: A computer system and method is disclosed for automatically establishing a screen sharing session between a first party and a second party based upon device associations. A computer telephony system establishes a telecommunication session between at least a first and second party. The computer telephony system receives a request for a screen sharing session from one party to the telecommunication session. Using a configuration plan, the computer telephony system is able to determine the proper computing devices between which to establish the screen sharing session absent user entry. A screen sharing session is created between the parties of the telecommunication session and optionally tied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Brown, Michael D. Gagle
  • Publication number: 20120140912
    Abstract: Update data is dispatched by a communication center to terminals with the aid of a broadcasting network. Next, the terminals report their update to the center through a bidirectional network. The center renews a current campaign or stops the campaign as a function of the number of terminals updated. When only a minimum number of terminals need to be updated, the campaign is stopped and the last terminals that were not updated through the campaign transmitted through broadcast network will be updated via the bidirectional link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Nadine Patry, Louis-Xavier Carbonnel, Eric Gautier, Laurent Lesenne, François Roudier
  • Publication number: 20120128140
    Abstract: A communication manager establishes a call between two or more participants on two or more communication devices. The call can be an audio or video call. A call request is sent from one of the communication devices to conference an additional communication device to the call. For example, a participant in the call decides to conference an additional person to further discuss an idea. An information manager gets a roster of the participants. In addition to the call request, the roster of the participants is sent to the additional communication device. The additional communication device receives the call request and the roster. The roster is displayed to the user of the additional communication device. The user can then indicate to answer the call request. If answered, the additional communication device sends an indication that the call was answered and the additional communication device is conferenced into the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Birgit A. Geppert, Trung T. Dinh-Trong, Frank M. Roessler, Mehmet C. Balasaygun
  • Publication number: 20120128139
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for aggregating and graphically representing information associated with a telecommunications circuit are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a telecommunications management subsystem receiving, from a plurality of backend telecommunications subsystems, data representative of information associated with a telecommunications circuit, aggregating the data representative of the information associated with the telecommunications circuit, providing a portal configured for access by a user associated with the telecommunications circuit, and displaying, within the portal, a graphical user interface including a graphical representation of the telecommunications circuit. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Tahir G. Mulla, Sai S. Vasanadu, Syed Raza, Senthil K. Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 8174718
    Abstract: A facsimile machine includes an image data generating unit that reads a original and generates image data, an information transmitting and receiving unit that transmits and receive the digital data, a first data generating unit that generates first digital data used for a real-time communication method without using analog data, and a second data generating unit that generates second digital data used for a deemed voice communication method without using analog data. when using the real-time communication method, the first data generating unit generates the first digital data and the information transmitting and receiving unit transmits the first digital data to the destination. When using the deemed voice communication method, the second data generating unit generates the second digital data and the information transmitting and receiving unit transmits the second digital data to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Higuchi, Masayuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8165275
    Abstract: This invention provides a network access system that permits communication device users to access a network such as the Internet, a cable network, a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) network or a broadband network (which may include cable and DSL networks). A network access device receives commands from users and executes the commands such as send e-mail, search the network, log on to pages supported by other parties on the network, download information from the network, request information such as movies from the network, bidding in an auction, etc. A user profile saves preferences of a user for interacting with the network. The network access device may supply primitive commands for the user to use individually or to construct complex command macros so that by a single command, more complex functions may be performed using the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, John A. Rotondo
  • Patent number: 8155287
    Abstract: An enhanced caller-id service providing multi-media based caller information to subscribers via a server system. The server system can combine user-provided profile information with other data to provide more detailed reports for the subscriber. The server can also be used to maintain long-term calling records for subscribers. The caller information can be accessed remotely by the subscriber and can be downloaded from the server to another computer for use with other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Larry D. Woodring
  • Patent number: 8155286
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes: a modem that modulates and demodulates a signal transmitted and received through a communication line; a caller information acquisition unit that acquires caller information for identifying a caller based on the signal output from the modem; a display device that displays the caller information; an instantaneous disconnection detection unit that detects an occurrence of an instantaneous disconnection while the communication line is connected; and a reconfiguration unit that reconfigures the modem when the instantaneous disconnection detection unit detects the instantaneous disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20120076283
    Abstract: A mechanism for facilitating customer interactions within a customer service environment provides prompt and accurate answers to customer questions. A smart chat facility for use in a customer service environment to predict a customer problem examines a customer chat transcript to identify customer statements that set forth a customer issue and, responsive to this, can route the customer to an agent, an appropriate FAQ, or can implement a problem specific widget in the customer UI. Customer queries are matched with most correct responses and accumulated knowledge is used to predict a best response to future customer queries. The iterative system thus learns from each customer interaction and can adapt to customer responses over time to improve the accuracy of problem prediction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Dinesh AJMERA, Debashish Panda, Pankai Ghanshani, Sumit Kumar, Ravi Vijayaraghavan, Mathangi Sri Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20120076284
    Abstract: A system and method to provide content and call attributes for a destination phone number using a click-to-dial connection includes accepting a query, retrieving links to a document, and searching through cached data using the query to identify relevant or destination number information. If no match is found, the method continues with accessing the document identified by the link for identifying relevant number information and creating a click-to-dial icon to link to the relevant numbers included in the relevant phone number information identified by the query. Next, a popup box for content relevant to the click-to-dial icon and a click feature on the popup box are created to retrieve call destination attributes for viewing by a user. Further, computer instructions create at least one communication connection between two communication devices after viewing call destination attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Narendra K. Gupta
  • Publication number: 20120063577
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for sharing information about a client device phone call to enhance other services. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a server device, voice call parameters that describe at least one characteristic of a voice call in which a user of a first device is participating wherein the first device is physically separate from the server device, and responsive to receiving the voice call parameters, determining, by the server device, a status of the user based on the received voice call parameters. The method further includes storing an account for the user on the server device, wherein the account includes a user profile for the user and identifies contacts of the user, and modifying, by the server device, the user profile to reflect the status of the user, and sending the modified user profile to a device associated with a contact of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus Foster
  • Publication number: 20120064862
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for sharing information about a client device phone call to enhance other services. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a server device, voice call parameters that describe at least one characteristic of a voice call in which a user of a first device is participating wherein the first device is physically separate from the server device, and responsive to receiving the voice call parameters, determining, by the server device, a status of the user based on the received voice call parameters. The method further includes storing an account for the user on the server device, wherein the account includes a user profile for the user and identifies contacts of the user, and modifying, by the server device, the user profile to reflect the status of the user, and sending the modified user profile to a device associated with a contact of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Marcus Foster
  • Publication number: 20110317823
    Abstract: A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda BINDER
  • Publication number: 20110311033
    Abstract: A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda BINDER
  • Publication number: 20110305328
    Abstract: System comprising a server of webpages (2) containing a form which is accessible from a remote computer (52) by the user, a main server (1) and a number of contact centres (4) which have, at least, a telephone terminal (43), a computer (44) and a webcam (41) connected to a videoconferencing server (42), to link an agent to the user, and a PBX or secondary automatic private centre (3) connected to the main server (1) to establish a telephone connection between the user and the agent, and the main server (1) comprises routing means of the computer (44) and of the videoconferencing server (42) of the contact centre (4). The procedure consists in that, once the form has been filled out, the PBX carries out a call to the user, and if picked up, searches for the most appropriate contact centre, establishing a direct telephone communication, while the main server (1) creates a videoconference virtual room through which the unidirectional video transmission of the webcam (41) is routed exclusively for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Jos+e,acu e+ee Luis CANTERO ESCOL+e,gra A+ee, Alex BISBE TOSAT
  • Patent number: 8077840
    Abstract: One embodiment of a representative system for web integrated interactive voice response includes an interactive voice response system adapted to provide a plurality of voice menus to a user over a telephone and a graphical user interface system adapted to provide a plurality of menus in a graphical format to the user over a network connection. Information provided in the voice menus corresponds to information provided in the menus in the graphical format and is responsive to commands received by the graphical user interface system from the user. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Gao, David Scott, Sam Zellner
  • Patent number: 8073115
    Abstract: Detection devices (1) for controlling storage devices (20) for receiving and storing video signals for a plurality of subscribers are provided with memories (2, 3) for storing subscriber's profiles and detectors (4, 5) for detecting video signals comprising content according to the subscriber's profiles. Indication transmitters (6, 7) transmit indications with respect to the video signal to indication receivers (26, 27) of the storage devices (20) for in response to receptions of the indications storing the video signals or to indication receivers (71) of subscriber devices (70) for in response to receptions of the indications informing the subscribers. Switches (8, 9) activate/deactivate the detection devices (1) in response to un-availabilities/availabilities of the subscribers to check the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: André Marcel Moreau, Taner Gungor
  • Publication number: 20110293075
    Abstract: A method for testing an interactive voice response application may include storing a number of files associated with interactive voice response applications. The method may also include receiving a selection from a user, where the selection corresponds to a first one of the files. The files may include a number of prompts and may be stored in a first format. The method may further include accessing the first file and generating a second file based on the first file, where the second file includes links to audio files associated with the prompts and is stored in a second format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Rajesh Sharma
  • Publication number: 20110286589
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and providing call disposition information for outgoing calls are provided. More particularly, the disposition of a call placed from a communication device is determined, and associated with a call log for that communication device. The call disposition information is displayed or otherwise output to a user when the call log is accessed by the user. The call disposition information can be determined by a call disposition application running on a communication server that provides the call disposition information to a communication device for display by that communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Mishra, Barkha Shukla
  • Patent number: 8059796
    Abstract: A traffic control system selectively interfaces members of plural groups, as buyer groups and vendor groups, for video communication through a dial-up telephone system, for analyzing and compiling data, scheduling appointments, implementing conferences, consummating sales and the like. The traffick-control system comprises a telephonic interface apparatus for interfacing remote telephonic terminals of the dial-up telephone system identified with the members of plural groups, a video recording unit for recording and playing video transcriptions, a storage memory for storing data on the members, including telephonic terminal numbers and area-of-interest codes and a control computer to selectively interconnect the video recording unit with the remote telephone terminals through the telephonic interface apparatus to record and receive video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Telebuyer, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Katz
  • Patent number: 8055578
    Abstract: A system for depicting information relating to mortgage lending activities. A database stores information including demographic, economic, and mortgage lending information used in mortgage lending activities. Information in the database and information entered by a user is used to depict customized geographic and demographic information relating to a mortgage activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fannie Mae
    Inventor: Paul Hallman
  • Patent number: 8045681
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications link between two telecommunications device requires that speech information be transmitted in a speech channel and data signals are transmitted in a data channel that is separate from the speech channel. This provides a particularly user-friendly, convenient method for operating a telecommunications link. To achieve this, display control commands are transmitted in the data channel as data signals, the display control commands triggering a display on a screen of the telecommunications device that receives the display control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Aastra Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hertel, H.-Dieter Kröger
  • Publication number: 20110255674
    Abstract: An integrated network communication device includes a data processing device, an image output device and a communication device. The data processing device is adapted to integrate various digital data and can be connected to an information network. The image output device is adapted to display image data on an image display screen. The communication device is adapted to exchange audio data with the information network, and further comprises an input unit, an audio output module, an audio input module, a traffic indication module and a bar-code identification module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: AVALUE TECHNOLOGY INC
    Inventor: Chia-Che Chang
  • Patent number: 8031845
    Abstract: A system is provided for viewing extended text information associated with a particular item in place. A user may invoke a text scrolling area in order to view extended text in place without obstructing the view of other screen items. Multiple scrolling areas may be created to view text associated with multiple items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Gruen, Li-Te Cheng, Devon J. Rueckner