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Telephonic communications February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090052632 - Center office wideband device with self-detection function and detecting method thereof: The present invention discloses a center office wideband device with a self-detection function and a method of detecting XDSL ports, where at least one control switch group is provided in the device. The respective XDSL center office ports are connected through the control switch group to outside lines with which... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090052633 - Method and apparatus for providing automatic crankback for emergency calls: A method and apparatus for automating test procedures to determine if non-emergency signaling message processing errors impact emergency calls, e.g., E911 calls, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present method alerts network engineers so that crankback procedures to alternative routes can be instituted when these E911 call impacting error conditions... Agent: Mr. S. H. Dworetsky At&t Corp., Room 2a-207
20090052634 - Providing speaker identifying information within embedded digital information: A method of providing identifying information over a voice communications link can include receiving, from a call participant, a personal identification code over the voice communications link, determining identifying information for the call participant using the personal identification code, and encoding the identifying information of the call participant within a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090052635 - Method for accessing data via voice: A method for providing access to data via a voice interface. In one embodiment, the system includes a voice recognition unit and a speech processing server that work together to enable users to interact with the system using voice commands guided by navigation context sensitive voice prompts, and provide user-requested... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20090052636 - Efficient conversion of voice messages into text: A system and method for efficiently transcribing verbal messages transmitted over the Internet (or other network) into text. The verbal messages are initially checked to ensure that they are in a valid format and include a return network address, and if so, are processed either as whole verbal messages or... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20090052638 - Provisioning unified messaging system services: In a particular embodiment, a system includes a messaging system configured to provide a messaging service. The messaging system includes a centralized Internet Protocol switching network, an Internet access subsystem, a voice access subsystem, a mail subsystem and a storage subsystem. One or more of the subsystems may be coupled... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090052637 - System and method for storing and reading answers and records of telephone voice via internet: In a system and a method for storing and reading answers and records of telephone voice via Internet, the system is built among a local telephone, a network device, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), an Internet, a server and a database. The network device is connected to the local... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090052639 - Systems and methods for voicemail avoidance: Systems and methods for voicemail avoidance are shown and described. The method can include issuing an invitation to an audio communications session to a first one of the end-points, receiving, in response to the invitation to a first one the end-points, an indication that the first end-point is available for... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20090052641 - System and method for dynamic call-progress analysis and call processing: A telephony application such as an interactive voice response (“IVR”) needs to identify quickly the nature of the call (e.g., whether it is a person or machine answering a call) in order to initiate an appropriate voice application. Conventionally, the call stream is sent to a call-progress analyzer (“CPA”) for... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco
20090052640 - Systems and methods for at least partially releasing an appliance from a private branch exchange: Systems and methods for partially releasing an appliance from a private branch exchange are shown and described. The method can include issuing a path replacement command to the private branch exchange, receiving a facility message from the private branch exchange destined for one end-point of a communications session, and transmitting... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20090052642 - Voice and data exchange over a packet based network with agc: A signal processing system which discriminates between voice signals and data signals modulated by a voiceband carrier. The signal processing system includes a voice exchange, a data exchange and a call discriminator. The voice exchange is capable of exchanging voice signals between a switched circuit network and a packet based... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090052643 - Voice conference apparatus, voice conference system and method for realizing a voice conference: A voice conference apparatus consists of at least one base conference block having three or more signal ports, each including an input for a digitalized voice signal and an output for a digitalized voice signal, wherein a base conference block is configured such that, at a signal port, optionally a... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090052644 - Programmable caller id: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing Programmable Caller ID Screening services. One method monitors a telephone call for a call screening request for commercial, residential, and other identifiers of incoming calls. An action is taken in response to the call screening request. The action could be playing an announcement,... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090052646 - Automatic conferencing system: A method for automatically commencing a conference call includes a computer that is connected to a telephone network. The computer automatically calls telephone numbers of conferees at a scheduled time and date and conferences together the conferees who answer their telephones. The telephone numbers and the time and date of... Agent: Michael J. Fitzpatrick
20090052645 - Teleconference system with participant feedback: A method, medium and implementing processing system are provided for facilitating teleconference-based meeting moderation by the addition of a “live feedback” feature, with instrumentation such as by means of an instant messaging systems when instant messaging conference systems equipped with this feature are used to supplement teleconferences, the participants provide... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)
20090052647 - Key word programmable caller id: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing Key Word Programmable Caller ID Screening services. One method monitors a telephone call for a key word call screening request. The telephone call is from a calling telephone number to a called telephone number. An action is taken in response to the key... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090052648 - Method for protecting against undesired telephone advertising in communication networks: A first list and a second list of identifications are established, with which a telemarketing advertisement or no undesirable telemarketing advertisement is expected. The identification of the caller an incoming call is compared to the identifications in the list. If the identification of the call is not found in the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090052649 - Method and system for enabling originating and destination telephones to conduct a call session: A method for enabling originating and destination telephones to conduct a call session through an intermediary telephone includes the following steps: (A) enabling the originating telephone to send a query request to the intermediary telephone so as to search the intermediary telephone for contact information of the destination telephone; and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090052650 - Rapid response to user input at a telecommunications terminal: An apparatus and methods are disclosed for use by organizations that have PBXs at a plurality of sites. The invention pertains to cell phone calls from an affiliated terminal to her “home” private branch exchange. For example, an employee who works at the Chicago branch office might call the Chicago... Agent: Avaya Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090052651 - Communication control system, call control server, and communication control method: A call control server establishes a connection between a first terminal agent and a second terminal agent, as an existing call. When a first real terminal device included in a first terminal group has accepted a transfer request, the call control server transmits existing-call terminal & media notification data to... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090052652 - Methods, systems, and products for ring suppression: Systems and methods for second call during ring suppression are disclosed. After a communications device receives a first incoming call, the ringer is activated to produce an initial audible alert and thereafter, the ringer of the communications device is suppressed for subsequent audible alerts according to a timed ring suppression... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090052653 - Telephone device, telephone line monitoring device and method: A telephone line monitoring device is connected to a telephone line and adjacent to a telephone device using the telephone line. The telephone line monitoring device includes a rectifying circuit for generating a corresponding direct current voltage according to an effective voltage of the telephone line; a first controller for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052654 - Protective cover for portable communication device: A protective cover for a portable communication device includes a battery cover and a protective cover part coupled with the battery cover. The protective cover is detachably coupled with the portable communication device, and the protective cover part is disposed at a front surface of a display unit part of... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090046837 - Systems and methods to coordinate a medical response to an incident: Systems and methods of the present invention can be used to provide efficient and rapid coordinated medical responses to incidents, such as emergencies. In accordance with an embodiment, input(s) that specify a type and severity of an incident are received. In response thereto, medical personnel (persons) are informed of the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090046838 - System, method, and device for playing music during conversation suspension: Methods and apparatus for providing substitute media content to a communications device user during suspension of a communications session is disclosed. In an exemplary method, a communications device suspends output of audio or video information flowing from a remote communications node, in response to a received suspend message. The communications... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson
20090046839 - Verifying authenticity of called party in telephony networks: A method comprising a plurality of operations. An operation is provided for receiving an authentication certificate of a called party. Telephony apparatus of a party calling the called party performs receiving the authentication certificate. An operation is provided for facilitating authentication of the authentication certificate and called party identification information... Agent: Galasso & Associates, Lp
20090046840 - Telephone network messaging: In a messaging system, a messaging server transmits signals over the telephone network to be received by equipment at, e.g., the customer premises. The receiving equipment converts the signals into meaningful information (e.g., written or audible words, audible tones, and/or lights), and provides that information (e.g., by audible announcement and/or... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090046841 - Telecommunication call management and monitoring system with voiceprint verification: Disclosed is a secure telephone call management system for authenticating users of a telephone system in an institutional facility. Authentication of the users is accomplished by using a personal identification number, preferably in conjunction with speaker independent voice recognition and speaker dependent voice identification. When a user first enters the... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090046842 - Communication system and method: A communication system, for A-Party Call Control comprising a Directory Storage from which data can be retrieved by an A-Party Device and for storing one or more directory entries for each Entity intended to be communicated with using the communication system, at least one of the one or more directory... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20090046843 - System and method for performing an action on a phone in response to a user initiating an outbound call to one or more select phone numbers: The present invention provides a system, method and software application for associating one or more phone numbers with an action on a phone and performing an action on the phone in response to the user initiating a call to one of such phone numbers. Certain phone numbers are associated with... Agent: Tina M. Lessani Lessani & Lessani LLP
20090046844 - Calling party ringtone selection in telephone system: A ringtone system is provided to a called party that wishes to have a particular ringtone annunciated for each of several types of calls from calling parties. In the ringtone system, for a call from a calling party, the calling party is prompted to identify the type of the call.... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090046845 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for by-passing the public switched telephone network when interconnecting an enterprise network and a carrier network: A system, method and computer-readable medium by-passing the public switched telephone network when routing a call from a carrier network to an enterprise network are provided. A carrier gateway server is communicatively coupled with an enterprise gateway server. The enterprise gateway server is adapted to publish direct inward dial numbers... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090046846 - Agent communications tool for coordinated distribution, review, and validation of call center data: The Agent Communication Toolbox (ACT) eliminates the burdens to call center managers of manually distributing desk drops and following up with call center agents to determine whether the agents have accessed the desk drops and completed related training. ACT provides distributed communications to the desktop of a call center agent.... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090046847 - Acoustic echo canceller using multi-band nonlinear processing: An echo canceller (106) can include a first multi-band filter (152) which receives a first input signal (108) and generates a first plurality of sub-band signals (110, 111, 112), and a second multi-band filter (154) which receives a second input signal (122) and generates a second plurality of sub-band signals... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090041202 - Method and apparatus for coding modem signals for transmission over voice networks: A method and apparatus of transmitting a modulated data over a digital voice network that includes voice compression. The method and apparatus determine whether a voice signal to be transmitted over the network includes a modulated data signal and then encodes or demodulates the modulated data signal and bypasses voice... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.
20090041203 - Device and associated method for measuring crosstalk: The present invention relates to a device (108, 109, 110) comprising an interface to at least one active subscriber line (112) and an interface to at least one inactive subscriber line (111). The device (108, 109, 110) comprises means for transmitting a first signal on the inactive subscriber line (111)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090041204 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for facility integrity testing: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for facility integrity testing. According to embodiments, a method for populating a watch list with circuits of a communications network to be monitored for repeat failures is provided. According to the method, a trouble ticket associated with one of the circuits and a trouble... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
20090041205 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting and mitigating ping call events in a communications network: Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting and mitigating a ping call event in a communications system is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a plurality of call signaling messages. The plurality of call signaling messages are analyzed and a determination is made as to whether at... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090041206 - Emergency communications system: A communication system and method is provided for handling emergency situations wherein complex public safety radio systems can be used to directly communicate with normally incompatible radio systems used by organizations such as schools, hospital, and other facilities. The system includes a radio communication bridge that is selectively activated by... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090041207 - Secure call recording system for ip telephony: A system for recording voice calls, comprising a plurality of endpoints, a call controller for establishing call connections between the endpoints, a storage element, and a middlebox for storing and forwarding call control packets and voice packets between the endpoints and call controller, and intercepting and forwarding predetermined voice packets... Agent: Mitel Networks Corporation Michelle Whittington, Esq.
20090041209 - Adjusting music length to expected waiting time while caller is on hold: A method of adjusting music length to expected waiting time while a caller is on hold includes choosing one or more media selections based upon their play duration and matching the selection(s) to the expected waiting time.... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090041208 - Method and apparatus for creating an answer tone for a computing device with phone cababilities or a telephone: A method and apparatus for creating an answer tone for a computing device with phone capabilities or a telephone is disclosed.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090041210 - Method of and system for optimizing interactive voice response unit port utilization: A method of and system for optimizing interactive voice response (IVR) unit port utilization starts each call of a plurality of calls on a separate IVR unit port. The method launches an IVR call flow for each call. Each IVR call flow includes a section that is common to all... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090041211 - Wireless and wireline messaging services: Automatic access to a secondary or alternate voicemail box while operating or using a first or primary voicemail box is provided. One touch access to an alternate voicemail box from a wireless telephone device is further provided, and access to a given voicemail box from a number of trusted telephone... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090041212 - Interactive voice response system with prioritized call monitoring: The present invention enables service agents in a call center to monitor portions of calls that are especially error-prone (e.g., automated speech recognition of an address, etc.), while portions of calls that are not error-prone occur without any human monitoring. An interactive voice response (IVR) system script (e.g., a VXML... Agent: Avaya Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090041214 - System and method for ivr analysis: In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated as including generating log information relating to a telephone call, the log information including a number called and a value representing the duration of the telephone call, retrieving script information relating a computer script from a database, the script information including... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090041215 - System and method for ivr development: In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated as including creating a visual script containing a component that includes at least one of a function component, a decisional component, a speak component, and a capture component, and converting the visual script to a computer script. Further, this system and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090041213 - System and method for transferring voice messages: Disclosed herein are a system and method for transferring voice messages. The system includes a voice message server. When a voice message and called terminal information are transmitted from a calling terminal, the voice message server stores the voice message, searches for a connection route to the called terminal with... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP Attn: Jim Coffman
20090041217 - Systems and methods for providing unified collaboration systems with combined communication log: A communication system provides integrated email, telephone and instant messenger communication including a common address book, a common log of communication history and shared presence information. A user can respond to a communication according to any format, email, telephone or instant messenger, with a response using the same format or... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090041216 - Systems and methods for providing unified collaboration systems with conditional communication handling: A communication system provides integrated email, telephone and instant messenger communication including a common address book, a common log of communication history and shared presence information. A user can respond to a communication according to any format, email, telephone or instant messenger, with a response using the same format or... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090041218 - Method for managing information in a telephone and telephone for managing information: Method for managing lists stored in a mobile telephone includes automatically storing telephone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls in a first or second list. The first list is accessible to any use, the second list contains code protected telephone numbers. A telephone number stored in a temporary register is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090041219 - Methods, systems and computer products for always-on dialtone incentive to purchase wireline telephone services: A plain old telephone service (POTS) communications service incentive is offered for maintaining the voice path connection after disconnection of POTS, at a residence or business location. The communications service incentive includes providing an always-on dialtone service from a wireline service provider to a customer premises. After receiving an order... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090041220 - Ring-tone identifiationof urgent phone calls: A method for activating a distinctive ring-tone can include the steps of extracting caller identifying data from an incoming phone call; comparing the caller identifying data to data in a caller list; determining whether the caller is authorized to activate a distinctive ring-tone based upon the comparison; and, activating a... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090041221 - Call shuffling: A method for automatically scheduling phone calls, including dynamically assigning priorities to each of a plurality of a user's contacts, selecting one of the plurality of the user's contacts based on highest priority, wherein random selection is used in case more than one contact has the highest priority, placing a... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20090041222 - Selective call reject feature for a telephone: A telephone includes first circuitry enabling communications with a telephone network. A call block list includes at least one user designated number. A call blocking logic module is implemented within the first circuitry and selectively blocks incoming calls to the telephone over the telephone network responsive to the at least... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20090041223 - Systems, methods, and computer readable media for triggerless call redirection with release: Systems, methods, and computer readable media for triggerless call redirection with release are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for providing triggerless call redirection with release. The method includes, at a communications node in a telecommunications network, intercepting a call setup signaling message... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090041224 - Speed-dial and speed-contact with predictive logic: A method for predicting to whom a phone call is being made, including identifying at least one state parameter for a mobile phone, and at least one weighting factor corresponding to the at least one state parameter for each identified state parameter, predicting one or more likely contacts that a... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20090041225 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for number translation with local directory number support: Methods, systems, and computer program products for number portability with local directory number support are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter herein includes a system for providing number translation with local directory number support. The system includes a communications node for receiving, from a message source, a first... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090041227 - Systems and methods to connect people for real time communications via directory assistance: Methods and apparatuses to connect people for real time communications via optional advertisements presented via directory assistance. One embodiment includes: receiving a directory assistance request from a user over a telephonic connection with the user; providing directory assistance information responsive to the directory assistance request; presenting an option related to... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090041226 - System and method for using the reliability of an agent's connectivity as an agent selection criteria: A method for routing contacts to resources comprises receiving a contact to be routed to one of a plurality of resources. The method then proceeds by determining a reliability score for at least one of the plurality of resources. The reliability score is based at least in part upon connection... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090041228 - Remote battery replacement notification system and method: A remote battery replacement notification system (10) for a communication system includes a subscriber unit (12) having a battery (14). An operational support system (16) is in communication with the subscriber unit (12). The operational support system (16) periodically polls the subscriber unit (12). A compact service node (18) is... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090034689 - Telecommunication diagnostic information management: A diagnostic tool is adapted to include the capability of initiating one or more diagnostic tests, collecting the raw data from the diagnostic test(s) and transporting the raw diagnostic data to an OSS. The OSS interprets the raw diagnostic data and stores the results in a database. The stored results... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC
20090034690 - Chattering line detection system and method: A system and method is described that allows a system operator to remotely detect and diagnose a voice-enabled cable modem that has entered a chattering line state so that appropriate steps may be taken to avoid or rectify any of the problems that may result from this condition. Logic within... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Intellevate
20090034691 - Method of providing 911 service to a private branch exchange: A method of providing 911 service to a private branch exchange, includes grouping a plurality of private telephone numbers into a set. An outgoing telephone line for a 911 call is assigned to the set. A location information for the outgoing telephone line is input into a location database.... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090034692 - Wireless plain ordinary telephone service (wireless pots): A wireless plain ordinary telephone service includes a wireless interface, which provides a connection to a wireless network. A telephone dialing device sends digits corresponding to an external number into a wireless interface. An electronic line bridge lies in a wireline system. The electronic line bridge has a first line... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090034693 - Automatic message management utilizing speech analytics: Embodiments are provided for utilizing speech analytics for automatically managing messages in a communications network. A message from a calling party to an unavailable called party is recorded in a messaging management module. The messaging management module automatically identifies a category for assigning to the content of the message based... Agent: Merchant & Gould Bellsouth Corporation
20090034694 - Method and system for an automated departure strategy: A method and system for an automated departure strategy from an automated system includes a track engine and an error engine. The track engine allows for the tracking and storing of one or more utterances spoken by a caller in response to one or more prompts. In addition, the track... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090034696 - Mechanism of distributing voice call using email distribution groups: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates routing an incoming data communication in connection with unified communications. A unified communications component can employ unified communications for a data communication with an email data communication mode, a voice data communication mode, an instant messaging data communication... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090034695 - Third party call control: One embodiment of a method for controlling disposition of a call comprises detecting an incoming call to a network station; checking for an active instant messaging session for the network station; and if the active instant messaging session exists, sending an instant message to the network station with call disposition... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090034697 - Sequential presentation of long instructions in an interactive voice response system: A method of presenting instructions to a user sending an incoming communication to a service center includes presenting a menu to the user. The menu includes a plurality of procedure descriptors to the user. The user is presented, according to a selection of one of the procedure descriptors by the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090034698 - System for processing recorded messages: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network element operating in a communication system having a controller element to receive from an initiating party a message directed to a subscriber of the communication system, receive from the subscriber a request to present the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090034700 - Messaging advise in presence-aware networks: s
20090034699 - Method for storing and forwarding multimedia messages for multimedia calls: The invention relates to a method for storing and passing on multimedia messages for a multimedia call in a packet-switching telecommunication network (TN), with the called subscriber (B subscriber) having network access with a known and predetermined bandwidth to the telecommunication network (TN). In the situation where it is found... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20090034701 - Methods and apparatus for billing of facsimile transmissions to electronic storage destinations: A method for a computer includes determining a call-in fax telephone number called by a facsimile transmission device, receiving the facsimile transmission from a facsimile transmission device including a digitized representation of a transmission page including an optical representation of data associated with an e-mail address, determining the data optically,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090034702 - Multiple maximum durations defined for sessions over a communication network: Communication networks and associated methods and systems are disclosed that provide dynamically-configurable maximum durations for sessions over a communication network. For a session, the communication network determines the traditional static maximum duration and the calculated maximum duration (for prepaid sessions). In addition to these maximum durations, the communication network also... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090034703 - Prepaid calling time processing: a method and apparatus for processing pre-paid calling time in a telephone communication system: Methods and systems are provide for processing prepaid calling time to a subscriber by determining an identity of a subscriber of prepaid calling time upon origination of a call to which a subscriber of prepaid calling time is to be a party; determining an amount of prepaid calling time available... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090034704 - Identifying callers in telecommunications networks: A system and method that allows different participants in a conference call to be identified at a receiving terminal includes watermarking speech data when the uplink information from the terminals of the participants is received at the telecommunications network. The speech data is then combined at a conference bridge in... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090034705 - System and method to adjust caller id information: A method for adjusting caller ID information includes receiving at a call device a caller ID message that includes a calling number. An address book associated with the call device is searched. An address book telephone number having the matching area code or local exchange number is analyzed to determine... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20090034706 - Teleconferencing systems and methods: A method implemented by a teleconferencing system includes assigning a teleconferencing bridge to a teleconference responsive to at least a current workload of the teleconferencing bridge, and forwarding a first plurality of communication sessions corresponding to the teleconference to the teleconferencing bridge, wherein the teleconferencing bridge is configured to connect... Agent: Robert A. Blaha Smith Frohwein Tempel
20090034707 - Method, device and system for implementing one card multiple numbers service: A method for realizing one card for multi-number service is disclosed, wherein the subscriber's card of the called terminal has a plurality of numbers, and the method comprises: determining the subscriber card information of the called terminal, the present activated number and the mobile switch center MSC_S based on the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090034708 - Advanced call forwarding: The present invention advantageously provides a method and system that combines arming and disarming of a security system with activation and deactivation of call forwarding, enabling a single input by an authorized user to alter the state of the security system and to activate or deactivate call forwarding. Further, when... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090034709 - System and method for look-ahead call completion: A method for providing directory assistance includes receiving a communication from a requester for a business listing and retrieving at least one first listing in response. At least one signal indicative of the status of the listing retrieved is received, and if negative, such status is conveyed to the requester.... Agent: Joseph Sofer Sofer & Haroun, L.L.P.
20090034710 - Telephone system and exchange apparatus therefor: According to one embodiment, there is provided a telephone system comprises an exchange apparatus to be connected to a best-effort type network and a telephone terminal to be connected to the exchange apparatus. The exchange apparatus includes a first interface unit which is connected to the best-effort type network, a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090034711 - Multiple queuing and servicing of a contact: A contact originator is given a choice to enqueue the contact in multiple contact queues, to serve multiple needs or interests of the originator. If the contact reaches the head of the queue for the primary need while the contact is being serviced from a queue for a secondary need,... Agent: Avaya Inc.
20090034712 - Echo cancellation in which sound source signals are spatially distributed to all speaker devices: A system includes microphone devices, echo cancellation mechanism, and speaker devices. Each echo cancellation mechanism corresponds to one of the microphone devices. Each speaker device corresponds to a sound source signal. Each sound source signal is spatially distributed to all the speaker devices, and each echo cancellation mechanism receives as... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090034713 - Projection headset: A headset apparatus including a virtual keypad and a method for inputting data into a headset are provided. In one embodiment, a headset includes a processor, at least one acoustic transducer, a projector operably coupled to the processor for displaying an image on a surface exterior to the headset, and... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legalPrevious industry: X-ray or gamma ray systems or devices
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