Having Station Display Patents (Class 379/93.17)
  • Publication number: 20110228763
    Abstract: A telephony device is provided including a display, a processor, and a network interface for communicating via a communications network. The telephony device runs a browser application, a server application, and a service application including services using the processor. The processor controls the server application to recognize a first command request that is provided to the server application using a first transfer protocol via the communications network, and provides instructions to the service application in response to the first command request. The processor controls the service application to control a function of the telephony device by executing a first set of commands, generate a first content, and provide the first content to the server application. The processor controls the server application to generate a first response to the first command request, the first response including the first content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Erel Magnus, Simon Hibbard
  • Patent number: 8019060
    Abstract: Transaction data is entered by the user in response to prompts in a template. The template and entered data are accumulated into data transactions which are exploded and sent to an external database servers for processing and storage. Each database server may explode the data transaction to produce ancillary records which are then stored, and/or forwards the data transaction or some or all of the ancillary records to other database servers for updating other databases associated with those database servers. The database server(s) may also return data streams for use in completing the fields in the data transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Rocco L. Martino
  • Publication number: 20110202956
    Abstract: A handset or other end device in a local service domain receives video service notifications. The video service notifications can provide information to a user of the end device about a video service (e.g., a television program or a movie) available within a local network. The video service notification can include a request for a response to the notification, with the request having a corresponding URI or other type of link to cause a desired action (e.g., to commence recording or playing content associated with a particular video service). A mobile device configurable for direct communication in a wide area wireless network can join a local service domain and receive services through a gateway of that local service domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Hari Venkatram Pedaprolu
  • Patent number: 7995718
    Abstract: A telephone number server (TNS) of a first party maintains telephone numbers of third parties in association with respective Internet information of the third parties. Upon request from a second party, the request including information indicative of a third party's telephone number, the second party searches the TNS and communicates to the second party the Internet information in the TNS that is associated with the third party's telephone number. The Internet information may include only a particular website address of the third party. If the telephone number is a customer service number, the website address may relate to the third party's customer service. Moreover, the website may include real time information, such as the current hold time for speaking with a customer service representative. The website further may provide other contact information for customer service, including web-based email or other direct call numbers for certain inquiries or issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Chad Dustin Tillman
  • Patent number: 7991134
    Abstract: An intelligent telephone set is disclosed that includes a caller-ID circuit that extracts a call identifier from an incoming call. A call processing circuit in communication with the caller-ID circuit assigns the incoming call to a caller category associated with the call identifier. Subsequently, it selects a call processing action corresponding to the caller category and processes the incoming call using the selected call processing action. The intelligent telephone set allows users to set criteria for receiving and processing calls based on CID data. One such call processing action is to use CID data to forward an incoming call to a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Hack Kim
  • Publication number: 20110170672
    Abstract: A method of operating a captioned telephone call in which an assisted user is connected by a captioned telephone device which is connected both by one line to a remote user and a second line to a relay providing captioning for a conversation, the method comprising the steps of, when a call is received at the captioned telephone device on the first line, the captioned telephone device calling the relay on the second line to initiate captioning service set up prior to the call being answered, after the call is answered, the captioned telephone device passing spoken words received on the first telephone line to the second telephone line and the captioning service then providing captioning to the captioned telephone device of the spoken words transmitted on the second telephone line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Robert M. Engelke, Kevin R. Colwell, Troy D. Vitek
  • Patent number: 7978827
    Abstract: A computational component for establishing a communication between a contactor and a contactee is provided that includes a user configuration agent 324 operable to (a) determine a network configuration requirement resulting from a disability of at least one of the contactor and the contactee, (b) incorporate the disability network configuration requirement in a communication set-up message; and (c) forward the communication set-up message to a communication device associated with the contactee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Becker, Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 7974609
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal having a function of displaying a communication state and a method thereof are disclosed. The method of displaying a communication state in a case of a multiparty call using a mobile communication terminal having a plurality of display units includes displaying information on one calling party on a first display unit, and displaying information on the other calling party on a second display unit. Here, information on one calling party and information on another calling party can be switched with each other and displayed on the different display units, and therefore voice communication is possible between one or more of the parties at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Hyuck Lee, Yeon-Woo Park, Jee-Young Cheon
  • Patent number: 7969301
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an energy emanating device to find a person (17a,b) or an object based on preselected attributes (33) stored in the energy emanating device (10) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Social Fabric Corporation
    Inventor: Edward F. Tuck
  • Publication number: 20110142214
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automated configuring of user preferences. In one aspect of the present invention, a method to operate a data processing system, includes: detecting whether or not a portable device is connected to the data processing system; and automatically configuring one or more user preferences of the data processing system according to an identity of the portable device in response to a change in whether or not the portable device is connected to the data processing system. In one aspect of the present invention, call forwarding of at least one of a land line phone and a mobile phone is automatically configured when the mobile phone is brought close to the land line phone or when the mobile phone is taken away from the land line phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Peter J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 7962579
    Abstract: A method for delivering electronic services in a personal area network (PAN) can include providing a kiosk in a publicly traversable area. The kiosk can be configured to deliver electronic services over short-range radio communications links to wireless devices in a personal area network (PAN). The kiosk also can be configured to communicate over an existing physical communications link medium. A PAN can be established in the publicly traversable area. Electronic services can be selectably retrieved through the existing physical communications link medium into the kiosk. Finally, the retrieved selected electronic services can be delivered to wireless devices in the PAN over the short-range radio communications link. Notably, the step of establishing a PAN in the publicly traversable area can include establishing a BLUETOOTH-based PAN with wireless devices in the publicly traversable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Victor S. Moore, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 7941762
    Abstract: One or more possibilities that are normally displayed in response to input from a user are augmented with real time information. Displaying real time information for one or more of the possibilities enables the user to take such information into account in deciding whether or not to continue with an action that the user was in the process of performing. For example, if a partial data entry provided by the user is indicative of an extension number to be dialed to place a phone call, and if a telephone call manager that receives the user's input displays call activity indicating that the user's intended callee is already on the phone, the user may decide to wait until the callee becomes available (as indicated by a change in callee's call activity).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Shoretel, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. W. Tovino, Olaf D. K. Brandt, Jeffrey W. Ridley, Glen K. Okita
  • Patent number: 7933632
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user interface for mobile devices enable data and services available through the mobile device to be represented as a set of tiles maintained in a display space. The tiles provide a snapshot of the current state of content available through the mobile device without requiring any interaction by the user. The tiles and display space are customizable and can be dynamically updated to display content to a user. In addition, tiles can provide functionality, including simple tasks to a user without requiring the user to navigate away from the tile display space. Tiles can also provide quick access to start software applications. Tiles can be organized in the display space by the user or the tiles can be automatically grouped based upon associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Wayne Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Eduardo L. Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter G. Chin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Publication number: 20110075825
    Abstract: A method is presented for the automatic selection of the active software environment of a telecommunications terminal. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the active software environment of a telecommunications terminal is selected on the basis of a characteristic of an incoming invitation to participate in a telecommunications session. In accordance with another embodiment of the present invention, the content of files residing in storage used by a system software instance is processed. When an incoming call is received, the present invention selects an active software environment on the basis of whether the caller is identified in any of the processed files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet C. Balasaygun, John Buford, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Xiaotao Wu
  • Publication number: 20110051914
    Abstract: A first input signal, which has a first playback sequence, is resequenced based upon a characteristic of a second input signal. The resequencing occurs analyzing the characteristic in the second input signal, and modifying the first playback sequence of the first input signal based upon the analysis of the characteristic to generate a second playback sequence. Finally, a third signal is output using the second playback sequence. The third signal can be a rearranged signal or a signal played at a different rate. Using the method, video ringtones can be generated on a mobile device when a call is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Neuman, Brian K. McKnight
  • Publication number: 20110044441
    Abstract: A desktop network protocol telephone set has a network interface for connecting the telephone set to a local area network. An audio interface provides audio signals to and from a handset of the telephone set. A processing circuit is responsive to communications from the network interface. A control circuit coupled to the processing circuit is used for changing a driving frequency of the LCD panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Edward Peter Gancarcik
  • Patent number: 7894581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a service node will recognize an attempt to initiate a call from a first terminal to a second terminal, and automatically provide information to media clients associated with the first and second terminals such that a media session can be readily established between the media clients in association with the call. The service node may be configured to interact with telephony switches that support the first or second terminals, directly or indirectly via a signaling adaptor. In a second embodiment, the service node will recognize an attempt to initiate a call and will route the call to a gateway, which is controllable by the service node. Once the call is sent to the gateway, the service node may provide instructions to the gateway for routing or otherwise processing the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Dany Sylvain, Raheel Yuhanna, R. Alberto Villarica, Gregory Osterhout, Craik R. Pyke
  • Publication number: 20110026694
    Abstract: Separate processors, a PDA processor, and a baseband processor are maintained in a PDA having an integrated telephone device. The PDA processor runs PDA related programs and a user interface for the telephone device. A link between the PDA processor and baseband processor transfers data and commands from the user interface to a phone control program executing on the baseband processor. The base band processor is connected to the telephone device, and the phone control program controls operation of the telephone device. The separation of processors reduces vulnerability of the telephone device to hacker rogue applications that invade or program crashes that occur on the PDA processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS SYSTEMS AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Ed Vertaschitsch, Sean Mercer, Gordon Onorati
  • Publication number: 20110013759
    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: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Publication number: 20110013758
    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: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 7873392
    Abstract: A handsfree device in communication with a remote communication device by one of wireless communication and wired communication for establishing a handsfree call includes a call interruption detection unit for detecting a call interruption by a second call while the remote communication device is involved in a first call and a response command transfer unit for transferring a response command to the remote communication device in response to the call interruption when the call interruption is detected by the call interruption detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20110007884
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method and apparatus for providing a user with notification information during a call period in a telecommunication system based on SIP protocol. In the present invention, after receiving a calling response message from a network server, a user equipment retrieves notification information from the calling response message and presents it to the user by a display screen (e.g. the display screen of a cell phone). If there needs several communications between the user equipment and the network server, the user only needs to choose corresponding service according to the notification information presented on the display screen, wherein the notification information presented on the display screen comprises one item or a plurality of items for the user to choose. It saves time and avoids the misoperation due to the fact that the user didn't listen to the voice notification information clearly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Junli Zhang, Yong Liu, Ke Zhao
  • Publication number: 20110007883
    Abstract: An entry station for an intercom system comprises a touch-screen user interface operable to facilitate a dialling function. A communications module is provided which is arranged to communicate with at least one destination terminal in accordance with the dialling function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Switch Automation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul BINGHAM, John Darlington, Arne Hansen, Jasen Hill, David Jones, Deb Noller, Shane Richards
  • Publication number: 20110009108
    Abstract: An information presenting method is provided for presenting target information by a first communication device during a call connection sequence. Firstly, target information is pre-downloaded to and stored in first communication device. When a call request issued by the user to the second communication device is detected by the first communication device, the target information is automatically presented. When a connection completing signal issued from the second communication device is detected by the first communication device, the information segment that is being presented is completely presented, and then the presentation of the target information is stopped. As such, normal communication between the user through the first communication device and the receiver through the second communication device is permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Yu-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 7864933
    Abstract: A prepaid card management method and system which can comprehensively manage an issuance of personal identification numbers (PINs) of various affiliated prepaid card companies and even when each generation system of each PIN is different for each affiliated prepaid card company, can adaptably issue the PIN. A prepaid card management method and system according to the present invention can adaptably issue PINs of prepaid cards of various affiliated prepaid card companies by including an operation system to comprehensively manage a plurality of PIN issue systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Galaxia Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Chang Wan Ryoo
  • Publication number: 20100322399
    Abstract: A method system and apparatus for enhancing digital voice call initiation between a first telephony device and a second telephony device is provided. Text data is associated with digital voice data conveyed between the first telephony device and the second telephony device, the associating occurring prior to initiating transmitting the digital voice data, the text data based on input data received via an input device associated with the first telephony device. The text data is transmitted to the second telephony device in conjunction with transmitting the digital voice data, the text data to be provided synchronously at the second telephony device with an announcement of the digital voice data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Francis Couse, Ron Wellard
  • Patent number: 7848498
    Abstract: An inquirer provides a support facility for a medical engineering system with a voice entry by means of a voice entry device. The support facility evaluates the voice entry by means of a voice recognition system and reacts correspondingly in that it outputs an acoustic output to the inquirer via an acoustic output device and an optical output via an optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Hornegger, Elmar Nöth
  • Publication number: 20100303218
    Abstract: An image display apparatus acquires other-party device history information that associates other-party device information with call history information that is records of calls, the other-party device information being related to devices of other parties that have talked with a user of the image display apparatus on the phone through a telephone device. Further, the image display apparatus selects the other-party device information about devices of other parties that talked with the user on the phone a predetermined period of time ago or earlier, by referring to the other-party device history information thus acquired. Furthermore, the image display apparatus acquires image information related to the other-party device information thus selected, and causes an image according to the image information thus acquired, to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKA KAISHA
    Inventor: Megumi Hata
  • Publication number: 20100296640
    Abstract: Users in an enhanced communication system are enabled to tag other users so that the tagging user is notified when both the tagged and tagging users meet a predefined criterion of presence states and/or available modalities to the tagging and the tagged users. The tagging user may then, optionally, initiate a multimodal session with the tagged user utilizing the set of modalities originally specified or another set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Stucker, Rajesh Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 7813486
    Abstract: Separate processors, a PDA processor, and a baseband processor are maintained in a PDA having an integrated telephone device. The PDA processor runs PDA related programs and a user interface for the telephone device. A link between the PDA processor and baseband processor transfers data and commands from the user interface to a phone control program executing on the baseband processor. The base band processor is connected to the telephone device, and the phone control program controls operation of the telephone device. The separation of processors reduces vulnerability of the telephone device to hacker rogue applications that invade or program crashes that occur on the PDA processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Access Systems Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Vertaschitsch, Sean Mercer, Gordon Onorati
  • Patent number: 7813488
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a system, methods, apparatus, means, and computer program code for providing information regarding an identity's media channel availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Kozdon, Timothy Adam Miller, Mark Bernard Hettish
  • Publication number: 20100246570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing contextual information to one or more parties to a communications session are provided. More particularly, context information relevant to a party to a communications session is delivered to another party to the communications session as part of a communications message. In addition to information providing an identification of a party for whom context information is provided, embodiments of the present invention may make use of supplemental information in selecting context information for delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: David L. Chavez, Larry J. Hardouin
  • Patent number: 7801284
    Abstract: A voice terminal provides an enhanced dial-by-name feature using presence information indicating availability of subscribers. The voice terminal includes an input device configured to receive input from a user indicating directory search criteria for searching a directory of subscribers to identify those subscribers matching the input and a user interface operable to provide both a list of subscribers matching the input and presence information on each of the subscribers in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Rabih Abou Chakra, Jack Jachner
  • Publication number: 20100232584
    Abstract: A system and computer program product for providing a software-based operator switchboard for a phone system provide improved functionality, with greater simplicity, than conventional techniques. A telecommunications system may comprise an operator switchboard computer system displaying and receiving input with a graphical user interface indicating an operation to be performed by an end-user device, generating a first message in a first message format based on the received input, and transmitting the message to a server computer system, and a server computer system receiving the first message from the first computer system, translating the first message from the first message format to form at least one second message in a second message format, and transmitting the second message to perform the operation to be performed by at least one end-user device. Messages may also be transmitted from end-user devices to the server computer system, translated, and transmitted to the operator switchboard computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: XCAST LABS, INC
    Inventor: Vladimir SMELYANSKY
  • Patent number: 7787908
    Abstract: Techniques to manage the display of information for multiple voice and/or data calls in wireless devices. The techniques can manage a summary of all calls that are in progress and detailed information for individual calls. In one method, summary information is initially provided (e.g., to a display) for the multiple calls. The summary information may include, for example, the type and status of each call. An indication is then received to view detailed information for a selected call. In response, the detailed information for the selected call is provided. The detailed information for the selected call may include, for example, the caller name, call number, call duration, and so on. The detailed information for a data call may indicate various attributes for the data call (e.g., data rate, connection status, activity, service type, billing information, and so on).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangming (Carl) Shi, Hai Qu, Young Rhee, Karthick Chinnaswami
  • Publication number: 20100189233
    Abstract: At one of the timings: during a period between the moment when one of terminals which performs transmission calls out a communication partner and the moment of response and at the timing after the communication between the terminals is complete; content data is read out from a database and the read out content data is transmitted to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Koyama, Kazunori Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20100166163
    Abstract: A system and method may include storing a set of messages associated with a corporate initiative. A network address of a telephone associated with at least one member of a group of individuals may be identified. A message may be selected from the set of messages for displaying on an electronic display of the telephone. The message may be communicated to the network address for display on the electronic display of the telephone. By displaying the message on the telephone, an employee may be reminded of the message so as to not forget a particular corporate initiative idea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Koushik Chatterjee, Johnny Hawkins, Amanda Livesay
  • Publication number: 20100158222
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which outputs information includes an acquisition unit that acquires identification information for identifying an intended party, a storage unit that stores, when identification information is acquired, a file operation record indicating a file operated during a call in a storage unit so that the file operation record is associated with the identification information, and an output unit that outputs, in a case of determining that identification information that matches identification information stored in the storage unit is acquired by the acquisition unit, information about the file stored in the storage unit in association with the acquired identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masahiko Murakami
  • Publication number: 20100150326
    Abstract: A method and system for processing application logs describing transactions in a computer telephony integration (CTI) environment is disclosed. The CTI environment includes a plurality of CTI servers configured to execute CTI applications. Numerous instances or types of CTI applications may be executed. A user may request information for a transaction performed in the CTI environment. The relevant application logs indicating the transaction may be determined and output. Information indicating the relevant application logs may be output to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marcialito V. Nuestro, Rahul Anandani, Kevin J. Murray
  • Publication number: 20100142688
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to detect a selection of an image from a graphical user interface, identify an entry in a contact book responsive to the detected selection of the image, and retrieve one or more communication identifiers associated with the party from the entry of the contact book for initiating a communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: ANUP D. KARNALKAR, R. Tyler Wallis, William Stanley Robbins, Susan Steele, Larry B. Pearson
  • Publication number: 20100131974
    Abstract: An advertisement delivery system by a telephone service utilizing IP telephone communication technology. The system comprises at least a call control apparatus controlling calling between a sending side terminal provided with a reproduction device and a receiving side terminal, and an advertisement delivery apparatus delivering advertisement video information to the terminal. The call control apparatus comprises a monitoring function unit monitoring the “voice media state” and “video media state” of the terminal and a delivery connection function unit delivering the advertisement video information based on the results of monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Joji Furuya, Kazuyoshi Kondo, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7715857
    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 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Local.com Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Montemer, Heath B. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20100091961
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes sending a request from a customer service terminal to a broadband remote access server to retrieve a device identifier of a customer premises equipment device. The device identifier is received by the broadband remote access server via a point to point protocol over ethernet active discovery initiation packet sent from the customer premises equipment device. The computer implemented method includes receiving, at the customer service terminal, a response from the broadband remote access server that includes the device identifier of the customer premises equipment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I,L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Jones, Brian A. Gonsalves
  • Publication number: 20100086111
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Carol Shifrin Gruchala, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Dianna Tiliks
  • Patent number: 7688344
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a status of a teleconference by determining an approximate delay time and providing a status signal in view of the determined approximate delay time are provided. An approximate delay time is approximately the amount of time that will elapse before an occurrence occurring at a first time, which is captured into an occurrence signal by a source unit, will be experienced at a second time after the occurrence signal is received by at least one receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donald G Kimber, Kazumasa Murai, Jonathan T Foote, Qiong Liu, John Doherty
  • Patent number: 7684550
    Abstract: A system is provided for managing incoming communications placed in response to advertising, online content, and/or special service numbers. Information extracted from incoming communications can be received by a system server and cross-referenced with a database to obtain cross-referenced customer information pertaining to previous customer communications in the form of online communications, telephone calls, and/or in person customer meetings. The cross-referenced customer information can be passed to a client workstation and displayed to the user in the form of an industry-specific template formatted in accordance with the business needs of the user. The template can be automatically populated with the cross-referenced customer information. The user can view and update the customer information, thereby maintaining a retrievable record of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: OC Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: William McCullough, Brian Maguire, Karen Maguire, Richard Goldberg, Marla Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20100067673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a public access system provided with an interface system for public access terminals with telephony (1), which has the objective of simplifying the operation and interaction of users through automatic conversion of information from databank, texts and miscellaneous contents. The interface means (11) is installed at a public access terminal with telephony (1) and comprises a display means (12) operated directly by screen touch, through hierarchical buttons (13), generated dynamically and in real time by automatic procedures carried out through a remote dynamic contents control station (4) or manually, effected by an administrative area (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: FONET SOLUÇÖES DE TELEMÁTICA LTDA.
    Inventor: Eduardo Medeiros de Medeiros
  • Patent number: 7676029
    Abstract: To provide a technology indicating guidance for a usage method of information equipment and for solving an abnormality of the information equipment to not only users having knowledge about terminology of the information equipment but also users having none of the knowledge about the terminology of the information equipment. A guidance apparatus receives identifying information of information equipment from a device, reads an image from a database containing images about the information equipment with respect to the received identifying information, creates guidance information containing the read image, transmits the created guidance information to the device, receives information determined by a manipulation about the guidance information on the device, and controls so as to read the image used next for the guidance information from the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takayuki Ohashi, Ryu Shibata, Kazunari Kawai, Shoichiro Nakae, Masafumi Katsumata
  • Patent number: 7676030
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining a personal identification number (PIN) from a client terminal is disclosed herein. The method includes storing, at the client terminal, PINs for plural prepaid services. The method also includes receiving, at the client terminal, a request for a PIN associated with a desired prepaid service corresponding to one of the plural prepaid services. A PIN request is then sent, from the client terminal, to a server when less than a predefined number of PINs associated with the desired prepaid service are stored at the client terminal. In response, one or more PINs associated with the desired prepaid service are received at the client terminal. The method further includes dispensing at least one PIN corresponding to the desired prepaid service from the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: EWI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren New, Miles Paschini, Marshall Rose
  • Patent number: 7664239
    Abstract: Methods are provided for managing and configuring voice services the notification and disposition of voice services, such as telephone calls, in a cable television services system. In response to receiving a notification of an incoming voice service in the cable television services system, a voice services banner is generated for displaying options for managing the incoming voice service. Options for managing the incoming voice service are selected from the voice services banner. An on-screen user interface is generated for configuring voice services options on a display device in communication with a set-top box. The user interface receives selections for configuring the voice services options. In response to receiving a selection, a determination is made whether to display a menu for configuring the voice services options based on a subscriber profile. If it is determined that the configuration of voice services is authorized, then the menu is displayed for configuring the voice services options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Groff, Steven J. Calzone, Constantine Gavrilidis, Varun Dada