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Telephonic communications May archived listing by USPTO class 05/07

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20070121792 - Remote test unit: A remote test unit and method of operation are provided for utilizes the ability of an access matrix ability to route signals. The Remote Test Unit can emulate a central Digital Subscriber Line Modem (DSLM-C) for testing customer premises equipment containing a remote Digital Subscriber Line Modem (remote Digital Subscriber... Agent: Ishimaru & Zahrt LLP

20070121793 - System and method for qualifying telephone lines for very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line service: A method for qualifying a telephone line for very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (“VDSL”) service is disclosed. Generally, a telephone line for VDSL service is prequalified based on a length of the telephone line. A VDSL rate of the telephone line is measured and it is determined whether to qualify as... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121794 - Method and device for transmitting requests from a requesting machine to a domain name server: 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... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane

20070121796 - Device to determine the diameter of the conductor of a wire: A wire-processing device includes a first advancing device, a cutter head, and a second advancing device. The first advancing device pulls the wire out of a wire store and advances according to the desired length of wire to be cut. After the wire is cut through by the cutter head,... Agent: Thomas Moga Butzel Long

20070121795 - System and method of determining latent failures in telephone wire-pair power distribution: The present invention provides a wiring degradation detector for use with telephone wire-pairs providing electric power. In one embodiment, the wiring degradation detector includes a transmission section configured to transmit load power over the telephone wire-pairs. Additionally, the wiring degradation detector also includes a test section coupled to the transmission... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.

20070121799 - Automated third party call activated when 911 dialed: According to exemplary embodiments, a communications network establishes an emergency communications link between a calling party and an emergency response call center (e.g., 9-1-1 PSAP provider). Thereafter, the communications network automatically associates a third party to add to the emergency communications link and uses the Emergency Third Party Communications Signal... Agent: Walters & Zimmerman, PLLC

20070121797 - Automatic establishment of emergency call to psap via ip session: A method for reporting an emergency to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) (200) is provided. The method includes: detecting for a condition indicative of an emergency; automatically initiating an interactive communication session (310) with the PSAP (200) over a network (300), the session (310) being initiated in response to... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20070121800 - Digital notification and response system with real time translation and advertising features: A digital notification and response system utilizes an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to user contact devices having an advertising module and a customer module with translation abilities. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes user contact data, priority information, and response data. The... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.

20070121798 - Public service answering point (psap) proxy: A “PSAP Proxy”, including VoIP functions of call/content delivery to a PSAP, is IP addressable by multiple different VPCs, from multiple VoIP service providers. If the PSAP address is known and the Location Object (LO) is known when a VoIP caller dials 911, the VoIP service provider's softswitch sends the... Agent: Menelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20070121803 - System and method for direct subscriber population of emergency services database records: A method to enable a subscriber to enter his or her address directly into a regional ALI database for use if and when the subscriber makes a 9-1-1 call. After a subscriber establishes telephony service in a new location, the subscriber connects to a processing system that can update a... Agent: Michelle A. Zarinelli C/o West Corporation

20070121802 - System and method for facilitating emergency calling from a remote terminal: A system and method to expedite special number calls from a remote terminal that employs call control system comprising a control module and a translations database and is connected to the trunk group between the remote terminal and the local switching office. The translations database maintains translations for its associated... Agent: Michele Zarinelli C/o West Corporation

20070121801 - System and method for maintaining a translations database to effect call control at a remote terminal: A call control system comprising a control module, a translations database and a switching fabric are connected to a trunk group between a remote terminal and its controlling local switching office. The call control system monitors control signals from the switching office on the trunk. In the event of loss... Agent: Michele Zarinelli C/o West Corporation

20070121810 - Automatically mixing audio signals in a predetermined manner: A first server mixes a first audio segment and a second audio segment, where the length in time of the second audio segment is longer than the length in time of the first audio segment. A database storing a plurality of soundscapes is coupled to the first server, the database.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070121805 - Message recording unit, message reproducing unit and message recording/reproducing method: The message recording unit and method identify an article or specify a predetermined position in a content recording medium, input related information corresponding to the article or the predetermined position and record as message information the article and the related information or position information indicating the predetermined position and the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070121808 - Messaging advise in presence- aware networks: A presence aware communications system, comprising a messaging system configured to perform at least one of the following operations: (a) provide a subscriber's communication device with information regarding an incoming contact during a messaging session between the subscriber's communication device and the messaging system; (b) provide the subscriber's communication device... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.

20070121806 - Method and system for message routing: A method and system for forwarding information, such as a message waiting indicator (MWI) message, to a telephone number corresponding to a foreign network (e.g., a wireless network) and a shared NPA/NXX—The invention evaluates individual telephone numbers of shared NPA/NXXs to determine to what networks to send messages. A representative... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ Bellsouth I.p. Corp

20070121807 - Method and system for providing enhanced call waiting: A system and method for providing information about a calling party to a called party is disclosed. Generally, a network element obtains information about a calling party when a telephone line of a called party is busy. The network element notifies the called party that the calling party is attempting... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121804 - Phone voice receiving /playing device: A phone voice receiving/playing device includes a casing, a printed circuit board, an interface connector, an interface medium chip set, a medium enhanced chip set, a medium playing device, and a voice input device. If a software program of a computer system detects an incoming call signal of a web... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC One Skyline Place

20070121809 - Portable message waiting indicator: An apparatus and method are provided for easily indicating to a user that a communication has been received for him or her. A portable message waiting indication device (MWID) includes a power source (e.g., battery), signal receiver and a visual and/or audible indicator. The indicator is activated in response to... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20070121811 - Method for opt-in voice session recording in a communication device: A system and method are disclosed for an opt-in voice session recording in a communication device. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device (200) having a transceiver (102) for communicating with a second communication device, an audio system (206) for exchanging... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20070121812 - System and method for lawful intercept detection of call data and call content: A telecommunications switch receives a lawful intercept message identifying a target device and updates a subscriber database according to the message. Upon an origination of a call associated with the target device, the switch enables a lawful intercept detection point associated with the call. When the detection point occurs, the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20070121813 - Method and apparatus for authenticating personal identification number (pin) users: In systems which support oral entry of Personal Identification Number (PIN) values in order to establish access to user accounts, a user is prompted to enter the PIN value for a particular account. The entered PIN value is analyzed by a speech recognition engine to extract both a multi-digit number... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20070121814 - Speech recognition based computer telephony system: A computer telephony system interfaces with a user of a telephone by detecting an off-hook at the telephone. The system then automatically couples the telephone to a speech recognition system and then receives an input from the user to the speech recognition system. The input instructs the system to dial... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20070121815 - Method and system to enable touch-free incoming call handling and touch-free outgoing call origination: A system for enabling a user of a communication device to both handle an incoming call and originate an outgoing call without having to touch the communication device, by way of exchange of voice messages with the communication device. The system is operative for receiving a signal produced by a... Agent: Fetherstonhaugh - Smart & Biggar

20070121816 - Method and system for managing voice mail acknowledgement: A method and system for acknowledging receipt of a voice mail message sent by a first user to a second user and accessed by the second user. The first and second users are respectively connected to a first and second server. Responsive to receiving a request from the first user... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20070121817 - Confirmation on interactive voice response messages: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing a telecommunications customer with a data message as well as a voice message for confirming a transaction. An interactive voice response system provides the voice message, and also triggers the transmission of an e-mail, short message service or instant message... Agent: Werner Ulrich

20070121818 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program that enable viewing of content during telephone call: When content viewed during a telephone call is viewed again, various selecting methods and viewing methods of the content can be achieved. With regard to an information processing apparatus including telephone calling unit such as a television telephone, a content selecting unit that selects content, and a content viewing unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070121821 - System and method for displaying ring back tone and caller display in picture/video format: The present invention relates to a system and method for displaying Ring Back Tone and Caller Display in picture/video format, to solve the defect of the RBT in the prior art that can only provide a voice signal and cannot provide a picture or video signal. In the present invention,... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20070121819 - System and method for media-enabled messaging having publish-and-send feature: A system and related techniques manage the adding of digital images or other media to email messages using a comparatively straightforward insert-and-send scheme. A user may choose to insert or embed comparatively low-resolution versions of images or other media automatically published to a media server into an email message. The... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20070121820 - System and process for controlling the sending of information to subscribers: There is a system and a process for controlling the sending of information to subscribers comprising a plurality of steps. A first step can include receiving information to identify at least one information service. A next step can include inputting information for controlling the number of messages to be sent... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

20070121823 - Method and apparatus for telephonically accessing and navigating the internet: A method for accessing and browsing the internet through the use of a telephone and the associated DTMF signals is disclosed. The preferred embodiment provides a system that converts the information content of a web page from text to speech (voice signals), signals the hyperlink selections of a web page... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20070121822 - Methods and apparatus to allow multiple clients to access a computer telephony interface server: CTI servers capable of communicating with multiple clients and methods of operating the same are disclosed. An example system includes a client handler to receive messages from the multiple clients, a message handler to change the format of the messages, a queue to store messages, an interface to a telephony... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070121824 - System and method for call center agent quality assurance using biometric detection technologies: A method, system and computer program for assessing the quality of a call recipient response during an interactive voice dialog. Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to biometric analysis and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for call center... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20070121825 - Method and system for providing enhanced caller identification information: A method and apparatus permit handling of unwanted calls from callers such as telemarketers, when caller identification is provided. In one embodiment, the called party adds the caller identification information for the telemarketer to a personal list after receiving the unwanted call. Subsequent calls from the telemarketer are intercepted. In... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121826 - Communication method and apparatus: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20070121828 - 3-way call detection system and method: Disclosed herein is a three-way call detection system and method for detecting the addition of a third party to a pre-existing telephonic connection between a first party and a second party. The system includes a meter for measuring the amplitude of a line voltage of a telephonic connection between two... Agent: Wiley Rein LLP

20070121827 - Call connection control unit and call connection control method: The invention provide a call connection control method of using a conventional telephone as-is and performing cooperation with low possibility of mistaking the telephone and a call connection control unit for implementing the method. On receiving an outgoing request from an outgoing-side Personal Computer, a call connection control unit searches... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070121829 - Virtual personal assistant for handling calls in a communication system: Connecting a caller with a plurality of destinations using a destination list received from a caller or a designated user. Attempts are made to connect the caller with each of the destinations in the stored destination list, with each attempt including a connectability query to determine whether either the caller... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070121830 - Systems and methods for information exchange and synchronization using dtmf over telephone communication channels: Systems, methods, protocols and apparatus for information exchange and synchronization using DTMF signaling over telephone communication channels are provided. Information is packetized and converted from one format, e.g., ASCII formatted data, to another format, e.g., BCD formatted data. The information is wrapped in one or more packets by a sending... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20070121831 - Apparatus and method for making call connection when parties try to sumultaneously call each other: An apparatus and method for establishing a call connection when two parties try to simultaneously call each other are provided, in which, a simultaneous signal comparator determines, upon receipt of a call connection request, whether a calling terminal and a called terminal are trying to call each other simultaneously, and... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20070121832 - Power over ethernet with isolation: A powered device on a network is isolated by communicating operating power and data to a powered device from a network line, referencing the network line to a line reference, and referencing the powered device to a device reference that can be different from the line reference. The powered device... Agent: Koestner Bertani LLP

20070121833 - Method of quick-redial for broadband network users and system thereof: A method of quick-redial for the broadband network users, includes these steps. When receiving the dial-request of the broadband network users, the broadband access server (BAS) firstly decides whether the user is on-line. If the user is on-line, the BAS releases the on-line resources preallocated for the user and re-handles... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20070121834 - Communication service information providing system: A communication service information providing method is comprised the step of storing both a plurality of communication services which are subscribed to by a subscriber and are made of plural sorts of information representation media, and identification information capable of selectively utilizing the communication services so as to establish a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20070121835 - Method for arbitrating audio signal output: A method for arbitrating audio signal output used in a portable electronic device, which comprises a speaker and two independent voice communication systems. When one voice communication system needs to send out a ringing signal, the voice communication system first detects the status of the other voice communication system. If... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070121837 - Customer-centric interface and method of designing an interface: A method of designing an interface system that allows users to map the representation of their task directly to the interface. There are three major phases to the Customer-Centric Approach to Interface Design (C-CAID). End-users' tasks are categorized to determine the frequency of reasons or tasks of why users interact... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070121836 - Method and system for generating a billing record: A transaction record is received including transaction data corresponding to at least one telephone call placed by a subscriber. The transaction data is processed by a plurality of rate plans, each rate plan generating a toll amount corresponding to the telephone calls of the transaction record. The toll amounts from... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121840 - Storing notice of remittance received in a distributed data network: A method and system for storing a notice of the receipt of a payment in a distributed data network is disclosed. A bill payment request is received at a first network station from a second network station. A payment associated with the received bill payment request is then remitted. Then,... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20070121838 - Method of creating incentives for establishing hotspot locations: A process of creating incentives for wireless hotspots by a service provider is disclosed. An access point is provided to a wireless hotspot for wireless devices to wirelessly connect to a larger network in a publicly accessible location. Use of the access point for a portable device is authenticated by... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20070121839 - Method of creating incentives for using wireless hotspot locations: A system and method of distributing incentives for wireless hotspots is provided. The method includes providing an access point to a wireless hotspot for wireless devices to wirelessly connect to a larger network in a publicly accessible location, evaluating use statistics of the access point of the wireless hotspot by... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20070121843 - Advertising and incentives over a social network: A method whereby advertisers wish to deliver at least one of offerings and advertising messages relative to at least one of a product and a service to a target audience of users selected by a system operator during an advertising campaign. The method includes defining the users within the context... Agent: Tiajoloff & Kelly

20070121846 - Methods and apparatuses for advertisements on mobile devices for communication connections: Methods and apparatuses to present advertisements on mobile devices for communication connections of multiple content types. In one embodiment, a method includes: providing an advertisement to a mobile device, the advertisement to include a communication reference to be used by the mobile device to request a communication connection; and billing... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20070121844 - Methods and apparatuses for offline selection of pay-per-call advertisers: Methods and apparatuses to connect telephone calls and track information about the telephone calls resulting from advertisements for groups of advertisers. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a telephone call at a second telephone number from a caller; connecting the telephone call to a first telephone number of a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20070121845 - Methods and apparatuses for offline selection of pay-per-call advertisers via visual advertisements: Methods and apparatuses to connect telephone calls and track information about the telephone calls resulting from advertisements for groups of advertisers. In one embodiment, a method includes: a telephone-based directory receiving a telephone call from a mobile device; and providing an advertisement of a visual form to the mobile device... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20070121847 - Methods and apparatuses to provide application programming interface for managing pay per call advertisements: Methods and apparatuses to provide access to manage advertisements which provide references usable to request real time communication connections. One embodiment includes receiving a request according to an application programming interface over a network connection; and providing access to manage an advertisement of an advertiser via the application programming interface... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20070121848 - Methods and apparatuses to track keywords for establish communication links: Methods and apparatuses to track keywords used for matching advertisements that provide references to make calls for real time communications. One embodiment includes: selecting an advertisement based on a condition; providing a reference for presentation with the advertisement, to identify the condition and the advertisement; and charging an advertisement fee... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20070121842 - Pre-paid telephone calling card having an associated pre-recorded personal greeting: System and a method for recording a personal greeting associated with a pre-paid telephone calling card. The system and method include and involve a data storage system for storing data corresponding to a pre-paid telephone calling card and a personal greeting. Also included and involved is a pre-paid telephone calling... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20070121841 - Speed dialing in calling card telephone services: Only one or two extra key presses are required to invoke such advanced telecommunications functions as speed dial number storage, speed dialing, ANI registration/de-registration, and account transfer/re-fill in a prepaid telephone account.... Agent: James D Ivey

20070121850 - Apparatus and method for facilitating service management of communications services in a communications network: A service order management system provisions service orders in a communications network having multiple network elements. The service order management system includes an order manager and an interface. The order manager, which receives requests representative of service orders for at least one communications service from dissimilar service order sources, includes... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070121849 - Wireless network infrastructure: An access point of a network maintains information about data received at the access point from a server accessible via the network and provides to the server the information maintained at the access point. The access point then receives from the server a payment for an account associated with an... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20070121851 - Method and apparatus for providing prepaid local telephone services: A system and method for providing prepaid dialtone services. The system includes a prepaid dialtone service center having an applications server that maintains a prepaid dialtone subscriber database including subscriber identification and service period information. The applications server is configured to automatically remind subscribers to renew their prepaid dialtone account... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121852 - Method and system for user prioritization within telecommunication services and in particular within call completion services: A method and system for hierarchical prioritization and execution of call completion services are provided. When a caller applies for a call completion service, the caller is identified and assigned a priority from among different priorities such as high priority or regular priority. Thereafter, attempts to execute call completion services... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070121854 - Method, system and apparatus for announcing caller information over a television link: A method, system and apparatus for announcing caller information to users over a television link. The method comprises receiving signalling information associated with an incoming call destined for a destination party, the signalling information comprising a portion conveying information regarding an origin of the incoming call and information regarding an... Agent: Fetherstonhaugh - Smart & Biggar

20070121853 - Methods and systems for touch-free call handling: A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for handling incoming calls destined for a called party. The method comprises detecting arrival of an incoming call destined for the called party and attempting to reach the called party by causing a communication device associated with the called party to emit a voice... Agent: Fetherstonhaugh - Smart & Biggar

20070121855 - System and method for restricting and monitoring telephone calls: A telecommunications service controls and monitors telephone calls by storing at a service control point (SCP) restricted telephone numbers and priority telephone numbers. Upon receiving call data relating to a call between a subscriber telephone number and an outside telephone number, the SCP determines whether the outside telephone number matches... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070121856 - Cross-platform message notification: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed to provide notification of receipt of a communication across multiple platforms of potential diverse types. Cross-platform message notification can comprise receiving a request to initiate a communication from an initiating end device. The request may identify a single intended recipient device. A plurality... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070121857 - Suppressing high speed modulation negotiation: In one embodiment, one or more gateways sniff the voice channel during the voice mode. If it is determined that V.8bis signals are being initiated, then the gateway breaks these exchanges by suppressing such signaling, thereby avoiding the above-described detrimental effects. Modem relay communications then are allowed to proceed. Briefly,... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20070121858 - Methods and apparatus to manage collect phone calling limits: Methods and apparatus to manage collect phone calling limits are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises: determining if collect calls from one or more predetermined locations to a terminating phone number have exceeded a collect calls limit; and determining a future date when collect calls will be permitted from the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070121861 - Main apparatus and communication terminal of a communication system: According to one embodiment, a main apparatus of a communication system includes a storing unit that stores transmission times between each of a plurality of terminals and each of a plurality of conference apparatuses, to be associated with the plurality of terminals including a conference-holding terminal; a selecting unit that... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070121860 - Method and apparatus for indicating a caller's intent: When a number of users share one telephone number, the present invention indicates who the callee (the person the caller wants to talk to) is, with personalized rings and information shown on a display, so as to allow each user to quickly identify calls directed to him/her. A mobile phone... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20070121859 - System and process for mass telephony conference call: A method of controlling conference calls includes initiating a conference call between multiple conferees using a conferencing controller, placing each of the multiple conferees in a listen only mode using the conferencing controller, receiving a signal at the conferencing controller from a plurality of the conferees requesting active participation in... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20070121863 - System and method for providing a public/private telephone number system: This invention shows a method for operating a voice communications network that comprises dynamically associating a private number with at least one public number of a circuit-switched voice communication network, authenticating a user of a private number without reliance on a static reproducible data code, receiving an incoming call to... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20070121862 - Telephone exchange apparatus and incoming call control method for telephone exchange apparatus: According to one embodiment, a telephone exchange apparatus includes a memory which stores a management table in which a terminal ID of the first telephone terminal, the called party's ID, and a terminal ID of the second telephone terminal are associated with one another, when transfer registration is made to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20070121864 - Xdsl modem and method for stabilizing xdsl operation thereof: A method for stabilizing a connection between an xDSL modem (160) and a central office (120) is provided. The method includes detecting whether a signal on a telephone line is a ring signal; setting a ring signal flag if the signal on the telephone line is the ring signal; and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20070121865 - Enhanced whisper feature: An enhanced whisper feature enables a user to engage simultaneously in disparate telephonic communication sessions by isolating audible input of the user from a select one of the telephonic communication sessions while providing audible output from each of the telephonic communication sessions to the user. The whisper feature can be... Agent: Alcatel Usa Intellectual Property Department

20070121868 - Methods, systems, and products for providing a service to a telephony device: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for providing a service to a telephony device. A call is routed to a virtual number in a service-providing network. The call is directed to a dialed telephone number in a native transport network, wherein the virtual telephone number is associated with the dialed... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC

20070121869 - Profile sharing across persona: The embodiments disclosed include a system and method for sharing services between service profiles on a single telecommunications device resulting in improved ease of access for a user who wishes to access services through different service profiles. The user can access services in multiple service profiles with a single device.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121870 - Subscription service integration application program interface and schema: An application program interface (API) for sending and receiving batches of requests and responses has a batch request call for exchanging one or more request items between a provider system and a subscription system and a batch response call for exchanging corresponding responses between the provider system and the subscription... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)

20070121866 - Method, system and corresponding program products and devices for voip-communication: A communication system is disclosed including at least a communication network, one caller party equipped with a communication device by using of which the caller party may originate a communication, one called party equipped with communication means by using of which the called party may response to the communication originated... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20070121867 - System and method for representation of presentity presence states for contacts in a contact list: A presence system is provided with a communications device associated with a presentity that is capable of displaying a respective presentity presence state indicating a respective availability of the presentity as provided by a presence system to each contact on a contact list of the presentity. The communications device includes... Agent: Alcatel Usa Intellectual Property Department

20070121871 - System and method for privacy screening: A communications network-based system and service is disclosed. The service permits subscribers to control and manage incoming telephone calls. Subscribers can establish preferences for how calls will be handled by a communications network if the calls are received while the subscriber has a privacy screening service engaged. The service also... Agent: Withers & Keys For Bell South

20070121872 - Apparatus and method for controlling a telecommunications conference: Communications right allocation information is additionally contained within a telecommunications conference control message, the allocation information specifying an event on whose occurrence a communications right is withdrawn from or allocated to the telecommunications terminal within the scope of the telecommunications conference.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070121873 - Methods, systems, and products for managing communications: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for managing communications. One such method receives a communication from a sender. The communication is queued in a queue. Prior to removing the communication from the queue, the sender is provided with identifying information of a recipient to whom the communication will be communicated.... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC

20070121874 - Systems, methods and devices for a callback/callback reminder feature: A telecommunications device. The device includes a receiver for receiving an incoming call and a processor in communication with the receiver. The processor has a callback/callback reminder module for automatically calling back a calling party of an incoming call or for sending a user a reminder to callback the calling... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ Bellsouth I.p. Corp

20070121875 - System and method for selecting a destination number upon receiving a dialed number from a calling party: A method and system are provided for routing a call to a common number from a calling party, where the common number corresponds to a plurality of users. The method and system determine whether availability of unique identification information for the calling party in response to receiving an indication of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070121878 - Method and system for providing a camp-on hold service: A method for providing a camp-on hold service comprises detecting a hold condition between a first user and a second user and establishing a call hold by placing the call on hold. The method also comprises receiving a request from the second user to camp-on to the call hold and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070121877 - System for managing the addition of a call waiting party to an existing subscriber call connection: The system for adding a call waiting party to an existing call connection operates when an incoming call is directed to one of the parties on the existing call connection. The called party receives an indication of the incoming call and flashes to place the other party on the existing... Agent: Patton Boggs

20070121876 - System for managing the transfer of a call waiting party into an existing subscriber call connection to replace a terminal device on the existing call connection: The system for transferring a call connection to a call waiting party operates when an incoming call is directed to one of the parties on the existing call connection. The called party receives an indication of the incoming call and flashes the switch-hook on their terminal device to place the... Agent: Patton Boggs

20070121881 - Communication assistance system and method: A communication assistance system for providing access to information corresponding to a plurality of subscribers includes a telephone switch for receiving calls from a plurality of requesters desiring to access the subscriber information. A listing database is configured to store the subscriber information including a field containing wireless phone numbers... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20070121883 - Directory assistance dialog with configuration switches to switch from automated speech recognition to operator-assisted dialog: A method of providing a caller with a directory assistance dialog. The dialog is configurable, at any level of the dialog, from an automated speech recognition (ASR) dialog to an operator-assisted (OP) dialog. The dialog is handed off to an operator if any level of the speech recognition dialog fails.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20070121879 - Enhanced directory assistance system with enum based features: An ENUM services system includes a server module configured to support an ENUM account for a subscriber. The ENUM account has a single incoming contact number for the subscriber and one or more preferred outbound contact addresses, such that when a caller calls the single incoming contact number the call... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20070121880 - Personal calendaring, schedules, and notification using directory data: Methods and systems are provided for utilizing calling party personal calendaring and scheduling information to facilitate enhanced directory assistance information. After obtaining a directory number for a called party from a subscriber's address book or from a directory assistance service, a voice services node queries a personal scheduling calendar of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20070121882 - Technique for effectively providing personalized communications and information assistance services: A user may utilize a communication device, e.g., a wireless phone, mobile device or personal digital assistant (PDA), to contact an information/call center where an operator provides personalized information and communications services to the user in accordance with the invention. Such services may include, e.g., private directory and calendar data... Agent: Brandon N. Sklar. Esq. (patent Prosecution) Kaye Scholer, LLP

20070121886 - Domestic to international collect call blocking: A method and device for preventing fraud in collect calls from a domestic origin point to an international terminating point through a long-distance telecommunications system is described. In the system and method, a Screening for International Calls database is added to the call processing platform. This Screening of International Calls... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20070121884 - Multiple did number support for a voip system: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at an IP PBX, a SIP INVITE request comprising a Request-URI field identifying a URI of the IP PBX and a header field identifying a target DID number. The method also includes identifying a URI corresponding to the target DID number and forwarding... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070121885 - Multiple voicemail account support for a voip system: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at an IP private branch exchange (IP PBX), an event notification message from a user agent corresponding to a voicemail system. The event notification message includes a Request-URI field identifying a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the IP PBX and a header field... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070121888 - Server apparatus: According to one embodiment, a server apparatus includes a communication management memory which stores a communication management table, in which the data IDs are associated with state information showing communication connection states among the plurality of data terminals, when the communication connections among the plurality of the data terminals are... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20070121887 - Telephone system: According to one embodiment, a telephone system includes at least a single of a first main apparatus and a second main apparatus, the first main apparatus includes a memory which stores a management table in which a plurality telephone terminals housed in the first and the second main apparatuses, respectively,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20070121889 - Methods and systems for 1+ prepaid routing service: The present invention provides methods and systems for automatically routing a long distance call placed by a subscriber to a prepaid service provider. Six exemplary methods are discussed for allowing the prepaid subscriber to directly dial a called party's long distance telephone number, and then routing the placed call to... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth

20070121890 - Method and system for enabling number portability in ims networks: A method and system is disclosed for enabling number portability in a communication session between a caller and a callee in an IMS network. When a caller or callee changes her subscription from a first network to a second network, mechanisms are implemented to have the number portability information provided... Agent: L. Howard Chen, Esq. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP

20070121891 - System and method for voice activated signaling: A system for facilitating communications with an automated response system includes a database for storing an address book entry. The address book entry includes a location name and contact number for a location that employs an automated response platform that does not accept voice commands. The address book entry also... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20070121892 - Method for evaluating customer call center system designs: A method of evaluating a design for a call center system. A particular system is put into use and data collected to quantify various quality of service factors. Each quality of service factor is multiplied times an expense multiplier and added to an agent cost factor. The result is a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20070121895 - Call routing from first to second dialog of interactive voice response system: A customer service call system that provides both manual (assisted by a service representative) and automated problem solving dialogs. A routing process determines which dialog is appropriate for incoming calls. The routing process determines a probability that the automated system will resolve the problem and also determines an expected hold... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20070121893 - Optimal call speed for call center agents: A system and method for handling a call from a caller to a call center includes an automatic call distributor (ACD) to receive the call and to route the call to an agent. A module operates to compute a rate of speech of the caller, and a display graphically displays... Agent: Burgess & Bereznak LLP

20070121894 - Systems and methods for managing call processing for a specific agent: Systems and methods for managing calls, both inbound and outbound, for available agents over a plurality of lines, where each call received or placed is pre-identified to be connected to one specific agent and upon the automatic detection of the call being received or answered, the call is either connected... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20070121900 - method and system for distributing outbound telephone calls: A method and system is provided for the distribution of outbound telephone calls. This method and system includes dialing devices receiving call records and providing telephone calls to one or more agents. Interfaced with the dialing device is a distribution module including pools and queues. The distribution module places the... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20070121898 - Methods and apparatus for allocating resources to requests enqueued in specific and non-specific queues: Methods and apparatus are provided for allocating resources to requests enqueued in a plurality of specific and non-specific queues. A resource is allocated to one of a plurality of requests. Each request is stored in at least one of a plurality of queues including at least one specific queue and... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20070121897 - Methods and apparatus for dynamically adjusting resource configuration in a resource allocation system: Methods and apparatus are provided for dynamically adjusting the configuration of one or more resources in a resource allocation system. One or more capabilities of a resource managed by a resource allocation system can be dynamically updated. Once it is determined that the resource has become available, the resource can... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20070121896 - Methods and apparatus for dynamically reallocating a preferred request to one or more generic queues: Methods and apparatus are provided for dynamically reallocating a preferred request in one or more specific queues to one or more generic queues. A preferred request in a specific queue can be reallocated to another queue. A specific queue is monitored to determine if a service level target will be... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20070121899 - System and method for integrated resource scheduling, task allocation and agent work management: According to the invention, a system and method for integrating agent scripting, call routing and workforce management functions in contact centers, enabling them to work together without opposing the influence of the workforce management system against those of the other two systems, is disclosed. In an embodiment of the invention,... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20070121901 - Providing answering message options for answering calls: Devices, networks, and methods are disclosed for providing a plurality of answering message options to a called party for answering an incoming call. When a call is received in a called device, the called device identifies a plurality of answering messages predefined by the called party. The called device then... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20070121902 - Transfer of live calls: A system and a method for facilitating a call connection between a talker and a target. The system includes a database that maintains a list of lead data of one or more targets and an exchange module that maintains real-time connectivity between a caller and the talker after the caller... Agent: Elliot Furman

20070121903 - Systems and methods for providing a language interpretation line: A method and system of providing a language interpretation service is disclosed. A language interpretation number, such as an 811 number, can be provided. The language interpretation number can be used to place a telephone call to a language interpretation service for language assistance. A language interpretation telephone call is... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP

20070121904 - Method and a system for ensuring arrival of voice information: A method for ensuring arrival of voice information is disclosed, comprising: when a calling terminal cannot successfully call a called terminal, a calling switching device connecting the voice channel of the calling terminal to a voice platform set in the communications network, the voice platform saving the voice information left... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20070121905 - Method and device for carrying out telephone campaigns: A method and device for carrying out telephone campaigns is provided. Usually, unsuccessful calls to customers represent the largest cost factor in telephone campaigns that call centers must overcome. Aside from the costs for an unsuccessfully occupied dialer, costs for connection fees also become noticeable, for example in the case... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

20070121907 - Method and apparatus for non-disruptive telecommunication loop condition determination: The invention provides a low cost, simple, circuit for detecting the condition of a telephone line.... Agent: Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP-agere

20070121906 - Method and apparatus to detect off-hook state of parallel-connected telephone: A method and apparatus to detect an off-hook state of a telephone connected in parallel to a communication terminal device connected to a telephone network. The method includes detecting a line voltage between both terminals of a line of the telephone network in an operation-ready state in which the communication... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20070121908 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing address translation using subsequent address information: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing address translation using subsequent address information are disclosed. According to one method, a first call setup signaling message containing a first portion of a called party identifier is received. A second call setup signaling message containing a second portion of the called... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20070121909 - Conference call dialing: A communication device recognizes a first string of characters as a telephone number and a second string of characters as additional information related to the telephone number. A menu is then displayed having a menu item including the telephone number and the additional information. When the user has selected the... Agent: Smart And Biggar

20070121910 - Method and apparatus for communicating information about a called party to a calling party: A method and apparatus is provided for automatically retrieving and displaying supplemental information about a called party on the CPE of a calling party. When a caller places a call, the number called is used to look up and return to the caller the Universal Resource Locator (URL) of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070121912 - Communication device, communication method and communication system: A communication device is connected to a first information management device in a manner such that communication can be carried out. The communication device includes a destination accepting unit, a determination unit, and a communication control unit. The destination accepting unit accepts an entry of second destination identification information, which... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20070121911 - Phone number traceability based on service discovery: A system (30) or method (100) of updating a calling party's phonebook (32) can include tracking (102) location information of at least a party that is an entry in the calling party's phonebook, storing (104) the location information at a server (15), and checking (106) the server for an updated... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20070121913 - Method and system for an intelligent telephone prefix dialer: 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... Agent: John L. Breckenridge

20070121914 - Incoming and outgoing call control customization: A method is provided for customizing a call control rule by a subscriber at a graphical user interface. The method includes providing a first display, including multiple conditions relating to identifying calls involving the at least one telephone number, and receiving a first selection of at least one identifying condition.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070121915 - Telephone number management equipment and telephone number conversion method: A technology for converting a source or destination telephone number according to usage purposes of a telephone apparatus user. A number converter (115) is provided to convert the source telephone number based on the destination telephone number to which a call is made from an IP voice terminal (130) or... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070121916 - Method and system for called party to provide indication information to calling party: The present invention discloses a method for a called party to provide indication information for a calling party. The method includes the steps of: presetting the indication information to be provided to the calling party at the called party; before the called party answers the call in the connection procedure... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20070121918 - Distinguishing audio alerts: Methods, systems, computer program products, and devices distinguish audio alerts emitted from a device. A method involves relating an audio alert and distinctive data associated with an audio alert triggering event to the audio alert triggering event, detecting an occurrence of the audio alert triggering event, altering the audio alert... Agent: Merchant & Gould, PC

20070121917 - Method for automatically regulating volume of ringtone and communication device using the same: The present invention discloses a method for automatically regulating the volume of a ringtone and a communication device using the same method, wherein a regulating program is installed in a control unit of the communication device, such that when the communication device receives an incoming call, the control unit detects... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070121919 - Creating voice ring tone: A ring tone service to create a downloadable voice ring tone in response to receiving a phone call is described herein. The ring tone service detects an incoming phone call from a phone device to a service phone number associated with the ring tone service. An answering message allows a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070121920 - Caller controlled network-based timed ring suppression: After a communications device receives an incoming communication and an alert is activated to produce an initial incoming communications alert, the alert of the communications device may selectively be deactivated for subsequent alerts until the initiating party terminates the incoming communication or until the incoming communication is further processed. Further,... Agent: Walters & Zimmerman, PLLC

20070121921 - Network-based timed ring suppression: After a communications device receives an incoming communication and an alert is activated to produce an initial incoming communications alert, the alert of the communications device may selectively be deactivated for subsequent alerts until the initiating party terminates the incoming communication or until the incoming communication is further processed.... Agent: Walters & Zimmerman, PLLC

20070121922 - Method for playing a personalized clip: A method of playing a personalized clip offers a choice between a clip played locally by a device associated with a terminal of a calling party and a clip played remotely by a device associated with a terminal of a called party when the calling party's terminal is put on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070121923 - Telephone line communication interface: A telephone line communication interface (TLCI) module interfaces a security panel with a phone line of a phone network and comprises receive, transmit and hook control opto-couplers. The receive opto-coupler has receive input and output sides. Receive input side receives a signal on the phone line from the phone network... Agent: Gerald Bluhm Tyco Fire And Security

20070121924 - Dsl modem and a method of providing operating power for same: An xDSL modem apparatus for installation on a telephone jack wall plate. The apparatus includes a port for transmitting and receiving carrier waves, a low-pass filtering means, a high-pass filtering means, and a band-pass filtering means. The low-pass filtering means isolates low-frequency component of a received composite carrier wave below... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20070121927 - Device and method for suppressing dsl signal echo induced by bridgetap: A digital signal line echo reduction adaptor is configured to connect adjacent to a first end of a bridgetap line. The bridgetap line has a second end connected to a carrier communication line. The digital signal line echo reduction adaptor reduces an effect of echo from the bridgetap line on... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070121926 - Double-talk detector for an acoustic echo canceller: A system for canceling echo in a telephonic device includes an adaptive IR filter and a non-adaptive IR filter. The adaptive filter modifies its weights according to a first echo modified signal which mixes the near end signal with the output of the adaptive filter. A portion of these weights... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20070121925 - Method and apparatus for double-talk detection in a hands-free communication system: An echo canceling circuit comprising a double talk detector, an upper band signal filter configured to pass only near-end upper band signals to the double talk detector and remove lower band signals, an adaptive filter circuit, a control circuit operatively coupled to the double talk detector and to the adaptive... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20070121928 - Anti-howling structure: A howling control structure for a full duplex communication system. The structure is implemented as part of an acoustic echo canceller having a conventional transversal adaptive filter. A second transversal adaptive filter, shorter than the conventional filter, that adapts even in the absence of speech in its reference signal, is... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20070121929 - Multiple current limits for power over ethernet controller: A power over Ethernet controller comprising: a control circuitry; at least one powering port, each of the at least one powering port comprising a unique means for controlling a switch associated therewith; and at least one current limiter, each of the at least one current limiter being associated with a... Agent: Powerdsine Ltd.

20070121930 - Communication apparatus and communication method: A transmitted digital signal from a digital signal processor is converted into an analog signal at an analog circuit, and then transmitted from transmission lines via a communication transformer. A communication apparatus has a plurality of communication modes that perform communication in different communication ranges. A controller in the digital... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP

20070121931 - Quick shift jack panel: A method and system for coupling a second wire pair to a communications service are disclosed. The system includes a first connector for receiving an electrical connection to a first wire pair. The first wire pair provides a communication service to a customer location. The system also includes a second... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP

20070121932 - Telephone with a receiver operated reed hook switch: A telephone in which the mechanical tongue for placing the telephone in an on-hook or off-hook state is replaced by a reed switch located in or in close proximity to the cradle of the telephone. The magnet that is an integral part of the receiver on the telephone will activate... Agent: Harold L. Marquis

05/24/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class

20070116184 - Method for testing the integrity of a communication cable: A method is disclosed for testing the integrity of a communication cable. A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a smart network interface (SNI) (114) has a communications device (202) located at a building (112) and coupled to a portion (111) of a cable... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20070116185 - Real time web-based system to manage trouble tickets for efficient handling: A method of directing a trouble ticket includes receiving a trouble ticket via a web interface, characterizing the trouble ticket by group (i.e., assigning the trouble ticket to a group), and directing the trouble ticket to a maintenance center technician who is a specialist in the type of problems indicated... Agent: Paul S Madan Madan, Mossman & Sriram, PC

20070116186 - Infrastructure for enabling high quality real-time audio: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve media communications. In one embodiment, a media server receives a media communication with a first quality from a personal computer with VoIP telephone capabilities. The media server translates the media (e.g., audio, visual, etc.) communication into a second quality, and forwards the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20070116187 - Method for npa split processing: A system and method for numbering plan area (NPA) split processing is disclosed. In one implementation, a query is received during a permissive dialing period. The query comprises a destination location that is associated with a first NPA. It is determined whether a first call processing record identifies a service... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070116188 - Simulate usercalling's test system and method which built-in digital spc-exchange: The present invention disclosed a kind of simulate user calling's test system and method which built-in digital SPC exchange, include background processing module, foreground calling control processing module and hardware subsystem, therein: background processing module operation on exchange servicing platform, for supply user setting parameter and display operate interface for... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20070116189 - Method and system for the police response dispatch protocol of an emergency dispatch system: A method and system for receiving, processing, responding and managing police request calls is described. A consistent, standard and systematic process is provided which in combination with adequate training, supervision and quality assurance service to provide a technique for classifying the criticality of calls into various determinate levels for appropriate... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20070116190 - System and method of providing access to web-based voice mail for tty enabled devices: A system and method of providing voice mail is disclosed. The method includes recording a text telephone (TTY) message. Further, the method includes receiving a request for a voice mail message from a web browser and transmitting the TFY message to the web browser.... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP

20070116192 - Apparatus and method for instant voice messaging: A mobile telephone with which a user may send a voice message to another subscriber instantly and independently of any other functions. In facilitation of the invention, a dedicated key is provided on the telephone. In an alternative embodiment, innovative menus are provided to support a method of the invention.... Agent: Gerald J. Cechony

20070116197 - Broadcasting voicemail replies: A messaging device may include a memory configured to store a first message from a first caller and intended for a called party and to store information identifying a group that includes a number of broadcast parties that include the first caller. The messaging device may include a processor configured... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20070116194 - Communications involving devices having different communication modes: The present invention includes a telecommunication method. The method can include the step of a sending device operating in a first communication mode initializing a communication to a receiving device operating in a second communication mode. The receiving device can be queried to automatically determine that the receiving device is... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.

20070116191 - High capacity advanced 8yy mass calling event network architecture: A telephone network voting system is configured to process a large number of calls. The system receives telephone ballots cast by voters by dialing an 8YY telephone number. The telephone ballots are received by network edge switch (NES) from a local exchange carrier (LEC), and sequentially received calls are routed... Agent: At&t Corp.

20070116198 - Method and apparatus for enhanced voice message addressing & playback via a phone interface: Systems and methods for delivering voicemail messages to multiple recipients are disclosed. A system is provided that allows users of voicemail systems to record a voicemail or video message and select multiple recipients to receive the message. The sender may designate a delivery method though a paradigm similar to email... Agent: Sierra Patent Group, Ltd.

20070116193 - Professional consultant dispatching system: A professional consultant dispatching system is provided, with the following operational steps: (1) a user using communication device to enter interactive voice response system (IVR), (2) the IVR guiding the user to use the communication device to input the criteria for the professional and transmitting the criteria information to a... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20070116196 - Service creation via presence messaging: A system, method and computer readable medium for service creation via presence messaging comprising assigning an information exchange state associated with a presence message and directing the presence message to at least one of a service provider from a predetermined set of service providers.... Agent: Alcatel Usa Intellectual Property Department

20070116195 - User interface for integrating diverse methods of communication: An integrated communication interface is provided for composing and sending messages. The interface is multi-configurable to seamlessly switch between different communication methods, e.g., electronic mail, instant messaging, SMS, chat, voice, and the like, without loss of message content. The interface allows a user to begin composing a message to be... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070116199 - Method, mobile device, system and software for establishing an audio note journal: A method, apparatus, system, and software product are presented for storing and retrieving information about phone calls. At least part of a call is recorded, and that recording is stored. A link is established from a user calendar to the stored recording, the calendar also being used for other chronological... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20070116200 - Method and apparatus for a voice portal server: Method, system, and computer program product for building a voice prompt menu for a collection of portlets by acquiring a list of portlets, building a voice menu comprising voice menu items to activate each of the portlets, acquiring a portlet profile containing customization information, and adapting the voice menu using... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20070116202 - System for embedding programming language content in xml: A method for providing an interactive voice response service is provided. The method uses a VoiceXML interpreter in cooperation with a voice/audio application. The voice/audio application uses scripts coded in VoiceXML with embedded Java Server Pages (JSP). The use of VoiceXML along with JSP allows the present invention to provide... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20070116201 - Systems and methods for automatic call completion: In one embodiment, a method for automatically completing a call includes receiving a text message containing a telephone number of a target party, extracting the telephone number from the text message, and providing the telephone number to a telephone switching control.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070116204 - Method of providing voicemails to a wireless information device: Voicemail is received at a voicemail server and converted to an audio file format; it is then sent or streamed over a wide area network to a voice to text transcription system comprising a network of computers. One of the networked computers plays back the voice message to an operator... Agent: Synnestvedt Lechner & Woodbridge LLP

20070116203 - Vocal assistant: People having impaired speech cannot use standard telephones (102) to communicate in the normal way as they can listen to the call but not use their voice to answer. A system (100) is disclosed, which uses prestored text phrases which will be presented to the call using a text-to-speech converter... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070116205 - Method and apparatus for customizing an audio file in a mobile device: A method and an apparatus for customizing an audio file, such as a ring tone stored in a mobile device is described herein. In particular, a mobile device according to the present invention includes an audio utility and an audio processor. The audio utility stores one or more pointers associated... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20070116206 - Computer implemented voice markup system and method: A computer-implemented method and system for processing a service request received from a telephone communication device. The telephony system and method utilizes a call management server and a voice interpreter server. The call management server receives an incoming call from a user, and the voice interpreter server processes the service... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20070116208 - Automated system and method for distinguishing audio signals received in response to placing and outbound call: A system directs action based on distinguishing audio content received in response to placing an outbound call. The system comprises an audio signal analysis system and an audio content analysis system. The audio signal analysis system directs a portion of an audio signal that comprises audio content to the audio... Agent: Timothy P. O'hagan

20070116207 - Interactive telephony trainer and exerciser: A telephony trainer and exerciser allows a user of the telephony system to practice and train using the telephony system and its various features. The telephony trainer and exerciser system provides at least one automated responder, and more preferably, a plurality of automated responders that can be called by the... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.

20070116209 - Multipoint-to-point communication using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing: A bidirectional communication system is provided. The system includes a first remote unit for communicating with a host unit using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. The host unit is communicatively coupled to a plurality of remote units in a multipoint-to-point configuration. The first remote unit is configured to transmit up to... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC

20070116210 - Tv set with a telephone calls-rejecting function: A TV set (20) with a function of rejecting telephone calls is provided. The TV set includes a first communication port (201) and a second communication port (210) respectively connected with a telephone network (30) and a telephone (40). A switching circuit (209) is interposed between the first communication port... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070116212 - Dynamic call announcement using recipient identification: Call handling based on recipient identification is disclosed. Various embodiments, obtain, process and use recipient identification differently. Recipient identification includes obtaining data, information or vocalizations from a caller that indicate the person to whom the call in intended. One or more announcements relative to the call can be provided based... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)

20070116211 - Supervisory communication system serving callers with restricted freedom: wherein the communication server (40) is connected through the switching unit (19) to the call units (11) at the beginning of each call, the call units (11) are activated by the caller when identifying himself, the communication server (40) provides connection towards a free supervising terminals (41), receives and checks... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20070116213 - Methods and apparatus to detect and block unwanted fax calls: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to detect and block fax calls. An example method disclosed herein detects a fax call from a calling number; blocks the fax call if the calling number is associated with a caller to be blocked identified in a database and the fax call is sent... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070116214 - Phase change: A process and a system are disclosed for detecting activity, e.g., three way calling, call forwarding, or the like, during a phone call. The process includes, and the system is configured for, establishing the call path between a first party and a second party, adding a reference tone to the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20070116216 - Dynamic directory auction service: One embodiment of a method for selling services includes the following steps: enabling a seller to create a listing of a service that is available to be bid upon in an online marketplace, the service comprising work that is offered to be performed by the seller, wherein the listing is... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ Bellsouth I.p. Corp

20070116217 - Method and apparatus to provide pay-per-call performance based advertising: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method. The method includes assigning a unique telephone number to an advertiser; providing an advertisement on a media channel on behalf of the advertiser, the advertisement including one of the unique telephone number and a reference to the unique telephone number; monitoring telephone... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20070116215 - System and method for reducing complexity in products and services: A method for measuring and reducing the cost of complexity in producing products or providing a service by comparing selected non-value added steps in the manufacturing or service process with the number of different products or services provided, so as to provide the non-value added cost of the product or... Agent: Ip Section Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

20070116219 - Centralized personal directory scheme for communications networks: An apparatus and method for personalized calling party number determination and identification. The apparatus includes an interface for receiving a calling party number corresponding to a calling party, a memory for storing an alpha tag corresponding to the calling party number, and a processor coupled to the interface. The processor... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20070116218 - Preventing connections from calling terminals: The present invention is designed to prevent nuisance calls to a user from calling parties, especially when the number of the calling party is withheld. A database is compiled of calling parties who the user does not wish to receive communications from and calls from those parties are blocked. The... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20070116220 - Method and system for representing the attributes of an incoming call: A method and a system for representing the attributes of an incoming call are disclosed. A determination module is used to determine certain attributes of an incoming call. The attributes can be the caller ID, urgency of call or call location, among others. The determined attributes are then converted into... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20070116221 - Mobile terminal and multimedia contents service providing system and method for call connection waiting using the same: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a terminal communication system, and more particularly to, a mobile terminal, which allows multimedia contents service for waiting for call connection to be provided in a terminal communication system, and a multimedia contents service providing system and method for call connection... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070116222 - Method and apparatus for activity selection during on-hold: A description is given of a method of maintaining a connection request of a calling subscriber Station (RT1), in which a connection request relating to a target subscriber Station (ZTI1, ZT2) is indicated by the calling subscriber station (RT1). The calling subscriber station (RT 1), with the connection request being... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070116224 - Service chaining: Systems and methods, including computer executable instructions, are provided for telephony service chaining. One method includes invoking a first application in a telephony session. The method includes retrieving a session context associated with the first application and using the session context an input to invoke a second application in the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070116223 - Telephony and web services coordination: Systems and methods are provided for coordinating telephony and web services. One method embodiment includes defining a call control XML (ccXML) element associated with accessing a web service application. The method includes extracting a session identification (ID) from a ccXML action in a telephony session. The session ID is used... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070116226 - System and method for managing a conference call: A system, method, and computer program product for initiating a conference call are disclosed. The method includes running a conference call managing application. The method also includes receiving at least one participant-defined condition. The participant-defined condition is associated with at least one conference call defining a status of a participant's... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20070116225 - Systems and methods for efficient hybrid conferencing: A hybrid conferencing module leverages reservation-based conferencing features, on-demand (ad-hoc) conferencing features, and dynamic conferencing features to access, allocate, and/or otherwise manage ports of one or more allocated conference bridges, one or more bridge gateways, and/or a conferencing gateway. According to some of the exemplary embodiments, the conference gateway communicates... Agent: Walters & Zimmerman, PLLC

20070116227 - System and method for advertising to telephony end-users: Systems and methods are provided for advertising to telephony end-users. The ads delivered via these systems and methods can be targeted to the personal interests and/or other characteristics of the telephony end-users. Alternatively or additionally, the telephony end-users can be provided with interactive functionality with respect to the ads. The... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20070116228 - Methods and apparatus for data structure driven authorization and/or routing of outdial communication services: Methods and apparatus for data structure driven authorization and routing of outdial communication services are disclosed. A disclosed method comprises obtaining a call criterion from a request to authorize an outdial communication service call, and retrieving an authorization result based on the call criterion by accessing a data structure that... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070116229 - Method for forwarding a call to a call number that is assigned to the originally dialed number by means of a directory system: A method for forwarding a call, in which a first number, which is entered on a first telecommunications terminal and is assigned to a second terminal, is used to establish a connection to the second terminal and the call remains unanswered in the second terminal is provided. The method allows... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070116230 - System and method of managing calls at a call center: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method to manage calls in a call center. The method includes receiving a call from a caller. The method also includes transmitting an estimated wait time to the caller. The method also includes prompting the caller with a wait option and... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP

20070116231 - Selecting between automated and live communication channels based on current call center status: In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods and systems for selecting between automated and live communication channels based on current call center status. A system and method automatically selects a communication channel for establishing communication between a customer and a customer support system. A customer contact request is received... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20070116232 - Call detail record for internet call waiting: A method, and a device are disclosed for logging management information during a call completion process in an Internet call-waiting environment The logging of information is performed by an ICW application server (4) that is connected to an ICW web server (3). The ICW application server (4) may also handle... Agent: Michaelson & Associates

20070116233 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing call waiting and caller id and for toggling between active and waiting calls using session initiation protocol (sip): Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing caller ID and call waiting and for switching or toggling between active and waiting calls using SIP are disclosed. According to one method, a first call is established between a first phone and a SIP termination. The first call is established using... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20070116234 - Methods and apparatus for preserving access information during call transfers: Methods and apparatus for preserving access information during call transfers are disclosed. An illustrated example method for transferring a call from a first device to a second device comprises initiating a call transfer request comprising an access phone number used to route the call to the first device and authorizing... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070116235 - Call tracking system: The embodiments relate to methods and apparatuses for tracking data calls placed to or from a terminal of a call service subscriber using of an advanced intelligent network in real time in a communications network. A SDS query to an SCP in communication with a database is made when a... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.

20070116236 - Service interfacing for telephony: During a telephone call between a telephone user and an interactive response system, the user is enabled to use only his voice and key presses on a numeric keypad of his telephone to interactively specify information that can be used to control delivery of content to a visual display of,... Agent: David L. Feigenbaum Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070116238 - Method and system for on-line trading: A website run by a server can be accessed by many visitors. Service and support for the website are provided by a live agent at a call center by engaging the visitors in verbal conversations. A conversation is initiated when a visitor requests telephone assistance on the website. Information about... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20070116237 - System and method for caller confirmation of call center agent notes: A system includes a computer workstation associated with an agent of a call center and a subsystem that includes automatic call distributor (ACD) functions for connecting a caller to the computer workstation of the agent, the subsystem being connected with a device of the caller via an Internet Protocol (IP)... Agent: Burgess & Bereznak LLP

20070116239 - Method and system for providing telephone communications between a website visitor and a live agent: A website run by a server can be accessed by many visitors. Services and support for the website are provided by a live agent that can engage the visitors in verbal conversations. A conversation is initiated when a visitor requests telephone assistance on the website. Information about the visitor, including... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20070116240 - Systems and methods for qualification-based intelligent call routing: Systems and methods are provided for routing calls. The calls may be routed based on criteria. In one example, the criteria include a requirement that an agent be licensed. The licensing requirement may be determined, for example, based on the telephone number of a caller. The caller may specify additional... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20070116241 - Support case management system: A method embodiment for assigning support in a customer support system comprising receiving a support request, identifying evaluation criteria corresponding to the request based upon a predetermined set of criteria types, comparing the evaluation criteria with support profiles of a plurality of support engineers, identifying a selected support engineer based... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070116242 - Method and apparatus for decoding dtmf tones: A method for decoding a DTMF tone which includes collecting the width of serial signals by measuring the time interval between zero-crossing points within a predetermined time; counting within the predetermined time the number of signal zero-crossing points; performing interpolation on the data produced by the collecting and counting steps... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070116243 - Method of dualizing access terminal information of an ohm in an evdo system: The present invention relates to a method of dual Acess Terminal (AT) information of an Overhead Manager (OHM) in an Evolution Data Only (EVDO) control system. The method of the present invention allows both an active OHM and a standby OHM to manage OHM Mobile Terminal (OHMMT) information, such as... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20070116244 - Method and system for providing ring back tone service by using play announcement message in intellegent network: The present invention relates to method and system for providing a ring back tone service by using a play announcement message in an intelligent network. According to the present invention, there is no need for separate apparatus such as a signaling gateway, by removing the intemperation between a service control... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070116245 - Device, a method, a computer program for telephone speed dialing: A mobile cellular telephone for speed dialling any one of a first plurality of different telephone numbers, the device including a user input device with a second plurality of user selectable actuators; means for associating any one of the actuators either with a telephone number or a respective subset of... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20070116246 - Categorization of telephone calls: The present invention provides a mechanism for categorizing telephone calls and for providing special information about calls that appear on call lists maintained in a telephone. The invention provides for both providing an indication and for providing an action. When an entry on a call list is highlighted (in a... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20070116247 - Method and an apparatus for saving speed dial number in mobile communication terminal: A method and an apparatus for saving a speed dial number in mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes: when a key for designating a speed dial number to a specific phone number is inputted to a phone directory edit window, displaying a speed dial designation pop-up window having... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20070116248 - Terminal and server for the synchronisation of contact data: The invention relates to a fixed-telephony terminal comprising a telephone directory and means for transmitting and receiving SMS messages. The terminal comprises: means for converting telephone directory data into SMS messages in order to transmit them to a server, and/or means for receiving SMS messages from the server, representing directory... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC

20070116249 - Methods and systems for processing calls: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for processing calls. A dialed digit string is received and analyzed to determine whether the dialed digit string is a complete string according to a dialing plan of a service provider. If the dialed digit string is a complete string, then the call is... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC

20070116250 - Resolution of ip addresses associated with a telephone number utilizing query flags: Queries for IP addresses associated with a telephone number are conducted in accordance with query flags contained with an ENUM record. A query flag indicates the type of query to be initiated against the DNS databases. The query flag provides a means for interpreting the domain name portion of the... Agent: Woodcock & Washburn LLP

20070116251 - Method system and terminal for providing customized information during call setup process in telecommunication system: According to the invention, the Ring-Back Information selected by the called party is provided to the calling party by inter-working of the terminating exchange 10-n and the terminating terminal 20-n. When the terminating terminal 20-n receives a call from the terminating exchange 10-n, the terminating terminal 20-n transmits the Ring-Back... Agent: Bruce E. Lilling Lilling & Lilling PLLC

20070116252 - Determining an active line: Embodiments for determining whether a line is active are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070116253 - Ringback tone preference information to assist selection of ringback tone: Ringback tone preference information, input by a user of a communication device, is presented to a ringback tone service subscriber or a proxy for the ringback tone service subscriber to assist the ringback tone service subscriber or the proxy select a ringback tone to be played to the user of... Agent: Carmen B. Patti & Associates, LLC

20070116254 - Configuration of echo cancellation: A determination to enable echo cancellation is made in advance of a real-time communication session. A model sample audio file stored in memory on the computer system is played through a loudspeaker connected with the computer system. The sound generated by the loudspeaker is captured by a microphone connected with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20070116255 - Echo canceller having a series arrangement of adaptive filters with individual update control strategy: Disclosed is an echo canceller comprising two or more adaptive filters for calculating echo estimates, whereby the adaptive filters each have adaptation control mechanisms for applying individual update control criteria. The adaptive filters are arranged in series. Each of the adaptation control mechanisms of the adaptive filters may apply individual... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070116256 - Method and apparatus for powering electronics associated with a telephone line twisted pair: Apparatus and methods for deriving power from an active POTS twisted pair of lines for powering associated auxiliary electrical devices, such as signal processing electronics, includes a power supply for providing a regulated DC voltage and current, and a current regulator for limiting the current flowing in the twisted pair... Agent: Law Offices Of Barry N. Young

20070116257 - Sealing current terminator for inhibiting oxidation and methods therefor: Methodologies and structure are provided for use in a communications line that transmit data without plain old telephone service (POTS), or splits the POTS service from the data service, to inhibit oxidation of electrical connections within the physical communications line between the central office of a service provider and a... Agent: Corning Cable Systems LLC

20070116258 - Switch module for computer service line: A switch module is adapted for mounting to the side of a computer. The module includes a switch for controlling the service line communication with a computer. The module may have a regular octagon shape wherein the switch and a pair of terminals are located on diametrically opposite sides.... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20070116259 - Terminal block for adsl: A telecommunications module has a housing with an interior and an exterior and plural contact elements (12, 40) extending from the interior to the exterior so as to enable the connection of exterior wires and/or the connection of interior or exterior electrical components and/or enable the tapping of contacts of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070116260 - Termination circuit for broadband signal lines: A termination circuit includes a low-pass filter configured to couple to a first signal line and a second signal line. An activation circuit is coupled to the low-pass filter. A termination impedance is coupled to the activation circuit. A detector circuit is coupled to the low-pass filter. The detector circuit... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

20070116261 - Microphone coupler for a communication device: The invention provides a communication device and a microphone coupler. The device comprises: a microphone; a printed circuit board (PCB) to connect to the microphone; a boot assembly to enclose the microphone and to direct acoustic signals to the microphone; a platform; a housing to enclose the PCB, the microphone,... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20070116262 - Systems and methods for an electronic hook switch for customer premises equipment: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for an electronic hook switch for customer premises equipment. In an embodiment, a system includes a first lead configured to be coupled to a tip wire and a second lead and the second lead to a ring wire. A diode... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20070116263 - Portable communication apparatus and method for using the same: The invention is directed to a portable communication apparatus. The portable communication apparatus comprises a communication main body, a keypad, an arrow keypad and a display screen. The keypad has at least one key disposed on the communication main body and the arrow keypad has keys disposed on the communication... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070116264 - Retrofit switch activated headset lifter: Telephone sets can be fitted with auxiliary headset features but they will still require mechanical lifters to raise and lower the handset in response to a call. The lifter needs to be in circuit with some portion of the telephone set but it is impractical to modify an unlimited number... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20070116265 - Internet protocol telephone mounting apparatus: The present invention provides a telephone mounting apparatus comprising a mounting bracket having one or more mounting members shaped to engage the rear portion of a telephone. The mounting bracket of the present invention provides mounting sleeves having a hollow cylindrical bore for receiving screw members. Such sleeves may be... Agent: William B. Nash

05/17/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class

20070110219 - Apparatus and method for simulating a trunk gateway in a telecommunications switch test system: A trunk gateway simulator for use in testing a telecommunications switch includes a message receiver, a message handler, and a message transmitter. Upon receipt of a message from a telecommunications switch, the trunk gateway simulator creates an instance of the message handler in a thread to generate a response message.... Agent: Docket Clerk

20070110220 - Distributed control of carrier frequency in multipoint-to-point orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication: A method for an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing multipoint-to-point communications system is provided. The method includes establishing communication between a first remote unit of a plurality of remote units and a host unit, the plurality of remote units communicatively coupled to the host unit in a multipoint-to-point configuration, transmitting up... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC

20070110221 - Internet facilitated emergency and general paging system: A plurality of displaced paging systems can be controlled from a common paging facility via a computer network such as the Internet. Real-time streaming audio can be transmitted, via the network to one or more identified facilities and/or zones and broadcast thereinto.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070110222 - Apparatus and method for inputting alphabet characters: This invention shows that a target word or phrase can be inputted effectively using an index and applying a full input method(FIM). Moreover, this inventions shows an example in which a (language restricted) concurrent input method(CIM) is applied effectively. In addition, this invention proposes an input system for inputting various... Agent: Jhk Law

20070110223 - Fiber for the home demarcation enclosure: A demarcation enclosure housing (10) is provided for housing electronics (18) on a structure. The enclosure housing (10) includes an enclosure frame (14) having access to an interior side of the structure and access to an exterior side of the structure. The frame, on the exterior side, includes a door... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

05/10/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class
05/03/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class

20070098145 - Hands free contact database information entry at a communication device: A method, system, and program provides for hands free contact database information entry at a communication device. A recording system at a communication device detects a user initiation to record. Responsive to detecting the user initiation to record, the recording system records the ongoing conversation supported between the communication device... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo

20070098146 - Automated right-party contact telephone system: A system is provided for routing telephone calls between at least first and second groups of call-handling stations. A dialer is configured to automatically place telephone calls. Once the call is placed, the dialer routes the call to a first-level hunt group. The first-level hunt group searches for an available... Agent: Attention Of John C. Reich Merchant & Gould P.C.

20070098147 - Method, and associated apparatus, for transitioning communications of hybrid access terminal between communication systems: A method and apparatus of optimizing transitioning between EVDO and CDMA 1X systems in a hybrid access terminal, the method having the steps of: detecting an EVDO received signal at the hybrid access terminal; and delaying a connection timer at the hybrid access terminal for connecting to the EVDO system.... Agent: Docket Clerk

20070098148 - Aroma releasing patch on mobile telephones: A removable attachment to a hand held or head held telephone unit has a regenerable or generable aroma releasing capability. The aroma may be initially released automatically and before use by the speaker and/or can be repeatedly released upon speaker action during use. The removable attachment may be as simple... Agent: Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. York Business Center

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