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Telephonic communications September class, title,number 09/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090238344 - Communication control device and communication control method: A communication control apparatus includes a database which stores the telephone number of an emergency call center, a search circuit which acquires communication data with which a phone terminal calls another phone terminal and which searches the database for the telephone number of a call destination, and a position information... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090238343 - End-to-end logic tracing of complex call flows in a distributed call system: A logic history can be provided for every request or call instance through a distributed computing system that uniquely traces its entire path, end-to-end, in-band within the messaging for the system. The end result is a single true representation of what occurred with no post computational inference. Accordingly, unique logic... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20090238345 - Method and apparatus for selective silencing of telephone ringing: A system and method for a selective ring silencer that prevents people from having to listen to the telephone ring on and on with nuisance calls. The ringer silencer can be: (1) discretely constructed from a telephone, (2) part of a telecommunication device, or (3) part of a central telephone... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090238346 - Method of copying voice messages in the form of text messages in a packet communication network: A method of dubbing voice messages in the form of text messages, said messages being sent by a voice service element to a terminal through a packet-mode digital data transmission network in which a channel using a transmission protocol is used to transmit the voice messages. A transmission control protocol... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090238347 - Computer readable storage medium and data processor: A computer readable storage medium stores a computer-executable program for outputting a user interface to a computer. The computer includes a voice message output device for outputting a voice message, and the user interface being capable of consecutively informing a progress of a process executed by the computer and the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090238348 - Telecom web browsers, and methods for defining a telecom web browser: A method of defining a voice browser for browsing a plurality of voice sites, at least some of the voice sites having different telephone numbers, the voice sites being configured to be accessed by telephone, is provided including storing information relating to voice sites visited by a voice user; and... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090238350 - Communication system for determining communication relay destination, apparatus for notifying relay destination information, and ip phone terminal: A receiving unit receives state information including operational state of an IP phone terminal, user ID, and destination ID, and stores it in a state storage unit. An obtaining unit obtains state information including a user ID included in received state information from the state storage unit. A determining unit... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090238349 - Intelligent network providing network access services (inp-nas): An open Information Services network architecture is disclosed which enables multiple business entities to assume specialized roles of access provider, service provider, and service retailer. The disclosed technology provides instant plug-and-play service, decouples access and service networks and provides seamless (single step) access enabling customers to maintain a service account... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20090238351 - Information apparatus and control method of the same: After the user purchased an information apparatus, even when he turns on a power source without setting a line and automatic line identification fails, a demonstration mode is not started, and when the information apparatus exists in a shop, the demonstration mode can be certainly started by the minimum number... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090238352 - Ip telephone device: An IP telephone device may be configured to obtain identification information of each of a plurality of receiver devices, create text data including the identification information of each of the plurality of receiver devices, receive a call request, send the text data to a sender of the call request, receive... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090238354 - Method and system for enhanced call notification and treatment: An application server that provides RBT treatment to a caller and simultaneously notifies the called party, as subscriber of the service facilitated by the present invention, of an incoming call, whereby the called party is able to select a treatment for the call to be presented to the caller based... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090238353 - Method and system of call completion based on caller selected call treatment: In the present invention, a caller is presented with the state of the call as detected by the network, along with a number of potential options, such as: request sequential or parallel call notification to one or more other stations; end the call but leave a voicemail for the caller... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090238355 - Guided assignment of telephone features: A method of offering telephone services to a customer includes displaying a product catalog containing at least one guided assignment folder in response to determining the presence of a root folder. The method also includes governing an evaluation of a plurality of content contained in the at least one guided... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
20090238356 - Group communication system, group id number issuing apparatus, and call control apparatus: There is provided a group communication system allowing group communication to be performed by a simple operation as well as a group ID number issuing apparatus and a call control apparatus to be applied to such a group communication system. When a user takes a group organization procedure to the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090238357 - System and method for improved directory assistance including re-dial feature: A directory assistance system includes a request handling module for receiving a plurality of incoming directory assistance requests from requesters and an agent platform for handling the directory assistance requests by providing at least one listing to the requester. A record database stores a record relating to the first request,... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20090238358 - Communicating information pertaining to cancelling of forked call requests: Multiple instances of an incoming call in a unified communication system capable of communicating through multiple networks are provided to devices and/or applications associated with the called party. Upon acceptance or a global rejection of the incoming call through one of the end devices/applications, the remainder are provided a cancellation... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090238359 - Leveraging a sip forking model for distributed contact center routing: A method and apparatus are provided for transferring contacts among automatic contact distributors of an automatic contact distribution system. The method includes the steps of collecting information from a contact through an interactive voice response unit of a broker automatic call distributor of the automatic contact distribution system, incorporating the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090232283 - System and method for dynamic adjustment of a transfer strategy: A method for determining a value for a call center, the value relating to an availability of the call center and setting a transfer strategy of an automated interactive voice response system based on the value. In addition, a system having a strategy adjustment module monitoring a call center and... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Fkm
20090232284 - Method and system for transcribing audio messages: One embodiment of the system and method relates to streaming in one portion of the audio message to a first available agent transcriber for transcription purposes, and to providing a pre-streamed recorded portion of the same audio message to a subsequently available second agent transcriber to provide rapid transcription of... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090232285 - Method and system for providing personally endorsed advertising content to a calling party: A method and system of providing personally endorsed advertising content to a calling party in lieu of a ring back tone (RBT). The method and system is further adapted to apply rules selected by a subscriber in connection with the provision of personally endorsed advertising content to a calling party.... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090232286 - Coupling signal processing circuitry with a wireline communications medium: A system and method for processing a communication signal from a wireline is provided. The system comprises a coupling unit and signal processing circuitry. The coupling unit comprises at least one transformer and is configured to receive the communication signal from the wireline. The coupling unit is also configured to... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20090232287 - Telecom web browsers, and methods for defining a telecom web browser: A method of defining a voice browser for browsing a plurality of voice sites, at least some of the voice sites having different telephone numbers, the voice sites being configured to be accessed by telephone, is provided including storing information relating to voice sites visited by a voice user; and... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090232288 - Appending content to a telephone communication: An interactive information distribution system that facilitates automatic transmission of a variety of information packets to the communication devices of a calling party and parties called during a call. The information packets are comprised of actual files and or links to files or websites, and are automatically transmitted following the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090232289 - Method and system for automatically capturing billable time: A method and system helps users capture billable time spent in writing an email and related tasks. A software program is provided that is integrated with an existing email program. The program tracks user time spent on each email and associates billing information with the spent time for use in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090232290 - Method for geolocation based on the information from an electronic device compiled by the intelligent selection of accounting data compiled by aaa protocols.: A system to determine the geographical location of an origin electronic device with networking capabilities based on information compiled through AAA protocols. Each data carrier company transmits their accounting data packets to a centralized platform. The Geolocation system analyzes the data and extracts unique information such as IP Address, NAS... Agent: Sebastian Ignacio Herrera Schuvab
20090232291 - One button conference initiation: A method includes receiving at a local conference coordinator a first indication of a scheduled conference that includes a plurality of conference details. The method also includes transmitting at least one of the plurality of conference details to a remote conference coordinator and receiving at least one additional conference detail... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090232292 - Methods for providing event notification: A method for providing notification concerning an event to at least a recipient through at least a phone is disclosed. The method may include associating the event with a calling number. The method may also include making a call to at least the phone using the calling number (e.g., originating... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20090232293 - Method for operating a telephone system with at least two telephony terminals and a telephony terminal for carrying out the method: A method for operating a telephone system with at least two telephony terminals to where, in addition to voice data or user data, functional data is transmitted by means of special functions of the telephone system, such as forwarding or holding established call connections. It shall be possible in a... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.
20090232294 - Skipping a caller in queue for a call routing center: Methods and systems are provided for routing callers to agents in a call-center routing environment. An exemplary method includes identifying caller data for at least one caller in a queue of callers, and skipping a caller at the front of the queue of callers for another caller based on the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090232295 - Apparatus, system, and method for automated call initiation: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for automated call initiation. The method for automated call initiation includes initiating a call to a destination using a first communication line. The method also includes initiating a call status determination that determines when a person answers the call at the destination. Furthermore,... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090232296 - Identifying caller preferences based on voice print analysis: A call directing system receives an incoming call from a caller. The caller is prompted to speak, thus enabling a prosody analyzer to generate an analysis of a prosody of the caller's voice. This analysis provides a basis for generating a caller profile that describes caller preferences of the caller.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090232297 - Echo canceler and echo canceling method: An echo canceler uses an adaptive filter to remove an echo of an incoming far-end signal from an outgoing near-end signal in the presence of ambient noise, updating the filter coefficients while the far-end signal is active and the near-end signal is inactive. The near-end and far-end signals are also... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090232298 - Microphone coupler system for a communication device: The invention provides a microphone coupler system for a communication device. The coupler system comprises: a microphone; a printed circuit board (PCB) to connect to the microphone; a platform having an aperture; a boot assembly to enclose the microphone and to direct acoustic signals to the microphone; and an acoustic... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP
20090232299 - Portable communication device having a combined slider and flip hinge assembly: A portable communication device includes a base, an intermediate portion and a top portion that are operatively coupled by a combination hinge assembly. The combination hinge assembly is configured to facilitate sliding motion between the base and the intermediate portion and rotation between the base and the top portion. The... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090225959 - Voice-activated geographically based telephone routing system and method: A method and system for determining, through voice recognition, the geographic location of the initiator of a telephone call. The initiator dials a specified telephone number and is connected to a computer system. The telephone number dialed is used in a system that requires knowledge of the initiator's location to... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090225960 - Method and system for establishing connection to called terminal: A method for connecting a calling terminal to a called terminal includes establishing a first session to a video server and a call connection request to the called terminal, receiving ringback tone (RBT) video data from the video server using the established first session during a waiting time before a... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20090225961 - Enhancing messaging services using translation gateways: In one embodiment, a translation gateway is for use between a network of a messaging service provider and a hostile data network. The gateway is to forward messages using a secure connection through the hostile network, to a customer's network. Different types of inbound messages (e.g., voice; fax) can be... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090225962 - Interactive voicemail message selection to refuse an incoming call: An interactive voicemail selection system to refuse an incoming call is provided. A user indicates a specific voicemail message to be played to a calling party. A call is received in a recipient device, from a calling party. The call comprises an identification of a calling party. An identification of... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090225963 - Musical caller id apparatus and method: A computer-implemented method for identifying a user corresponding to an incoming call is provided. The method includes receiving an incoming call and decoding a phone number of the incoming call. The method further includes assigning one or more musical notes associated with one or more numbers in the phone number... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090225964 - Method, system and device for inquiring a telephone book: The invention provides a method and system for inquiring a telephone book and a SIP terminal as well as a SIP server. The method includes: determining requested telephone book information according to an inquiry condition included in an inquiry request, when receiving the inquiry request transmitted from a SIP terminal... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090225965 - Communication apparatus, and method and program for controlling the same: To update phone book data (identification information necessary for connection to one's own apparatus stored in communication partner information storing means of a communication partner) of a communication apparatus easily, inexpensively, quickly, and reliably.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090225967 - Methods, systems, and products for providing announcements to called numbers: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for providing announcements at a called number. A call is processed to the called number, and a database is queried for a name of an announcement for the call and an Internet Protocol address associated with the called number. A data message is sent... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20090225966 - Musical caller id apparatus and method: An incoming call prompting method is provided. The method receiving an incoming call decoding the phone number of the incoming call so as to obtain a digit set from the phone number stored in the data storage system. The method further includes determining a call number character of the incoming... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090225968 - Distributed contact database with dynamic grouping, priority and time settings: A system, method and computer program product for managing a plurality of contact options. A first communication device having a first user receives contact options for communicating with a second user. Each contact option specifies a communications modality, addressing information and selection criteria. Selection criteria may include need-to-know groups, times... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (aus)
20090225969 - Method, terminal device and communication system for programming a button of a communication terminal device: There is described a method, a terminal device, and a communication system for programming a button of a communication terminal device whereby a user input on the communication terminal device activates an application on a data processing device associated with the communication terminal device. The activated application triggers the display... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090225971 - Alerting a participant when a topic of interest is being discussed and/or a speaker of interest is speaking during a conference call: A method, system and computer program product for alerting a participant when a topic of interest is being discussed and/or a speaker of interest is speaking during a conference call. A participant to a conference call identifies the topics and/or speakers of interest which is stored for future use along... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090225970 - Enlivening conference calls to make conference calls more interesting for participants: A method, system and computer program product for enlivening conference calls. Noise detectors are placed on the telephone lines for the participants to a conference call. These noise detectors are used to monitor for noise on the telephone lines. A pre-selected stored sound (e.g., an interjection such as a laugh)... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090225972 - Voiding calls to signal supplementary services: The invention provides a method and system for signaling asynchronous supplementary services in a telephony network. The method comprises initiating a call between a sender and a recipient on a telephony network including generating a telephony request and disconnecting the call prior to completion of a connection. Concomitantly, an asynchronous... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090225973 - Method for forwarding a request of connection as well as telecommunication system: A method for forwarding a request of connection originating from a first telecommunication apparatus (6) allocated to a calling subscriber from a second telecommunication apparatus (6) allocated to a called but absent subscriber to a third telecommunication apparatus (6) shall take into account the interests of the calling subscriber in... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.
20090225974 - Systems and methods for providing call monitoring service for multiple telecommunications units: Systems and methods provide a call monitoring service for multiple telecommunications units. When an incoming communication directed to a subscriber's simultaneous ring number is received, outgoing communications are placed to each of the telecommunications units associated with the subscriber's simultaneous ring number. A determination is made as to whether the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing
20090225975 - Method for charging in one number links you service: The present invention discloses a charging method in One Number Links You (ONLY) service, which includes: delivering information of simultaneous ringing numbers bonded with an ONLY number to a Service Switching Point (SSP) by a Service Control Point (SCP) of an Intelligent Network when the SCP receives a request for... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090225976 - Telephone device: A telephone device may be configured to send a positive response in reply to a call request in order to construct a call established status with a source of the call request. The telephone device may comprise an operating device, a call request receiving device, a first identification information determination... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20090225977 - Methods and systems for routing messages through a communications network based on message content: A method and system for routing messages through a communications network based on the content of the message. The method of the present invention comprises providing a method for retrieving information through a telecommunications network comprising receiving, in a message data structure, a request message comprising a command; sending a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing
20090225978 - Method and system for publishing acd specific data: Method and system for publishing real-time data, that is unique and specific for administering automatic contact distribution (ACD) systems, via a simple standard and in locations that are accessed readily.... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090225979 - Crosstalk reducing conductor and contact configuration in a communication system: There is disclosed conductor and connector configurations for use in communications systems which take advantage of the orientation and positioning of adjacent balanced pairs of conductors to reduce cross talk. These conductor and connector configurations may be used to reduce cross talk between adjacent balanced pairs of a single transmission... Agent: Goudreau Gage Dubuc
20090225980 - Gain and spectral shape adjustment in audio signal processing: A signal processing system enhances communication. When an audio signal is detected, an echo component of the detected audio signal may be estimated. A near party communication device may receive an audio signal from a remote party communication device. A characteristic of the received audio signal may be adjusted based... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090220056 - Interactive natural language calling system: An interactive voice response calling system (1) for automatically dialling a plurality of telephone numbers includes database (10) containing records of dialling information for a dialling campaign. A dialler (20) translates the records i the database into dialling instructions. A calling unit (40) initiates a plurality of calls based on... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522
20090220057 - System and method for replying to voice messages left by callers: An exemplary system and associated method for a communications system allowing responses to messages in an electronic environment are disclosed. The communications need not be based on the same platform or carrier. The system comprises a processing center to couple to a telephony network where the processing center provides a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090220058 - Automatic incubation and revival of messages in message systems: A computerized message transaction system has an incubation function and a storage repository. In this system a transaction or a version of the transaction may be stored for a pre-specified period of time, and may be revived at the end of the specified time.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20090220059 - Defining third-party voice mail access numbers in view of lata boundaries: A method may include selecting a voice mail out-dial access number corresponding to a local access transport area (LATA) boundary, storing the voice mail out-dial access number on a voice mail system, and providing, by the voice mail system, voice mail out-dial service based on the LATA boundary associated with... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
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20090220061 - Telephone device: A telephone device may be provided with a status storage device, a call request receiving device, a selectable information sending device, a selected result information receiving device, a first notice instruction sending device, a receiver device specifying device, and a second notice instruction sending device. The status storage device may... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090220062 - Method for indicating charge status of backup power supply and communication device employing the same: A method for indicating the charge status of a backup power supply of a communication device includes detecting the charge status of the backup power supply. If the charge status of the backup power supply is lower than or equal to a predetermined charge status, the communication device alerts via... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090220065 - Method and apparatus for active speaker selection using microphone arrays and speaker recognition: A method and apparatus for performing active speaker selection in teleconferencing applications illustratively comprises a microphone array module, a speaker recognition system, a user interface, and a speech signal selection module. The microphone array module separates the speech signal from each active speaker from those of other active speakers, providing... Agent: Docket Administrator - Room 2f-192 Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20090220064 - Methods and apparatus to manage conference calls: Methods and apparatus to manage conference calls are described. An example method of managing a conference call includes maintaining a record of participants of the conference call; enabling a first one of the participants to request an adjustment of a volume of a current speaker; and in response to a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing
20090220063 - Using personalized tones to indicate when a participant arrives and/or leaves a conference call: A method, system and computer program product for identifying which participant joined or exited a conference call. A participant to a conference call is able to select a personalized tone from a list of predetermined tones or to upload a personalized tone to a designated site, where the personalized tone... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090220066 - System and method for seamless transition of a conference call participant between endpoints: In one embodiment, a method includes maintaining a first connection with respect to a conference call on a first endpoint associated with a user. The method also includes determining if the user has requested a second connection with respect to the conference call, and establishing the second connection with respect... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco
20090220067 - Method and apparatus for conversation based ringtone: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20090220068 - System and method for initiating a call using a phone hard-button and a screen dialer of a personal digital assistant: A system and method is described for managing phone calls initiated from a phone device of a personal digital assistant. In one example, a system for managing a phone call is described. The system comprises, among other things, a personal digital assistant. The personal digital assistant includes the following: a... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20090220069 - Fixed telephone set capable of preventing howling and temperature rise of a handset: The cradle and the telephone body are configured to be separable from and couplable to each other. The cradle and the telephone body are coupled to each other with a space interposed therebetween.... Agent: Nec Corporation Of AmericaPrevious industry: X-ray or gamma ray systems or devices
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