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Telephonic communications December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090323901 - Test systems and methods for extended off-hook conditions on a subscriber line: Test systems and methods are disclosed for determining the cause of an extended off-hook condition on a subscriber line. A test system as described herein measures a first resistance of the subscriber line based on a first current, and also measures a second resistance of the subscriber line based on... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090323902 - Systems and methods for characterizing loops based on single-ended line testing (selt): Systems and methods for characterizing loops based on single-ended line test (SELT) are described. One embodiment includes a method for determining whether a straight-loop departure condition exists on a loop under test. In accordance with such embodiments, the method comprises receiving an un-calibrated echo signal for the loop under test... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090323903 - Method and apparatus for analyzing and mitigating noise in a digital subscriber line: Data indicative of a level of stability of a DSL link is received. Based on the received data, it is determined whether the data indicates a level of stability of the DSL link that is above or below a minimum threshold. If the level of stability of the DSL link... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090323904 - Method and apparatus for communication between a security system and a monitoring center: A method for providing communications between a system control panel at a premises and a central monitoring center comprises transmitting an event code from the control panel to the monitoring center utilizing a first communications format and a network protocol, and causing the control panel to enter a call-back mode.... Agent: Wyatt Pratt Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel
20090323905 - System and method for differentiating between incoming and outgoing messages and identifying correspondents in a tty communication: A method and system are provided that examine incoming and outgoing TTY transmissions to determine an identifier for distinguishing between correspondents in a TTY call. The system may utilize contact information associated with an incoming or outgoing call to provide visual distinctions, and/or flow control, to the text from each... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20090323906 - Secure voice transaction method and system: A security method and system. The method includes receiving by a computing system, a telephone call from a user. The computing system comprises an existing password/passphrase and a pre-recorded voice sample associated with the user. The computing system prompts the user to enter a password/passphrase using speech. The computing system... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090323907 - System and method for implementing do-not-disturb during playback of media content: A system and method for implementing do-not-disturb during media content. Do-not-disturb is implemented during playback of the media content in response to a selection of media content. An incoming communication is received. The incoming communications is sent directly to voice mail during the playback.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323908 - System and method for recording an audio to-do list and adding to-do list items to a calendar application: An embodiment of a method for recording a to-do list includes receiving an incoming call by a first communication device from a caller using a second communication device. In at least one embodiment, the first communication device is located at a customer premise location. The method further includes prompting the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323909 - Technique for communicating concierge-type information to users of an information assistance service: Telephone users desiring concierge-type services may connect via standard telephone procedures to a directory assistance provider, such as an operator or voice server. For example, the users may communicate to the provider a concierge-type service request for making a restaurant reservation. The provider may process the request in real time... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20090323910 - Automated response system tuning: A system and method for creating, storing, and retrieving data associated with initiated communications to a vendor are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a response server in communication with a database that provides a platform for storage and retrieval of records created by the response server. The response server is... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090323911 - Method and system for telephone message management: A system for managing telephone messages played by a telephone includes an integrated telephone answering device configured to playback a plurality of outgoing messages. The system further includes a first memory section to store a default outgoing message and a second memory section to store one or more custom outgoing... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20090323912 - System and method for providing information to a user of a telephone about another party on a telephone call: A system and method for displaying information to a user of a telephone during a telephone call may include requesting information from a plurality of applications in response to receiving data indicative of a telecommunications device during a telephone call. The information may include information associated with a second user... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323913 - Home appliance and home appliance system: A home appliance and a home appliance system are provided which control a sound output from an output device upon receipt of an external command signal of ON or OFF. Further, the home appliance and home appliance system control a sequence of output of an acoustic signal output from a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20090323914 - Home appliance and home appliance system: A home appliance and a home appliance system are disclosed. Product information and status information of the home appliance are converted into at least one transmission acoustic signal, and a sound corresponding to the at least one transmission acoustic signal is output to the outside. The product information and status... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20090323915 - Communication equipment: In communication equipment capable of permitting a user to simply grasp how long period of time has passed from the time at which the user made a communication with a contact address registered to an address book when the user transmits an outgoing call to and receives an incoming mail... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090323916 - Notification to absent teleconference invitees: A method includes receiving an indication of an elapsed time since a scheduled teleconference meeting start and attendance of the teleconference meeting, determining from the indication whether to issue a notification to an absent invitee of the teleconference meeting, and selectively issuing the notification to the absent invitee.... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090323917 - Method for retrieving information from a telephone terminal via a communication server, and associated communication server: The invention pertains to a method for retrieving at least one piece of information regarding a telephone communication between at least two telephone terminals (2, 3) belonging to different users (20, 30) via a communication server (1), from at least one of the telephone terminals (2, 3). The invention further... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090323918 - System and method for providing custom alerts: A system and method for providing custom alerts including a processor configured to retrieve a custom alert from a custom alert provider, a receiver configured to receive, from a user, a request to initiate communication with a communications agent, and a transmitter configured to transmit one or more signals over... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090323919 - System and method for providing advanced call forwarding functionality: A system and method for providing call forwarding. Telephone information of one or more telephones assigned to a user may be stored, where the telephone information may include location coordinates (e.g., GPS coordinates). Telephone information, including location coordinates, of one or more telephones assigned to an organization of which the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323920 - System and methods to route calls over a voice and data network: Systems and methods to route a call over a voice and data network (VDN) are provided. A particular method includes receiving a call from a calling device at a telecommunications gateway (TCG). Authentication data is received via the call. A determination is made whether a user account associated with the... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090323921 - Probability multiplier process for call center routing: Systems and processes are disclosed for routing callers to agents in a contact center based on similar probabilities for an outcome variable. An exemplary probability multiplier process includes determining agent performance of a set of agents for an outcome variable (e.g., sales) and determining caller propensity of a set of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090323922 - Method for providing call services by call center, call service system and server thereof: A method for providing call services by a call center, a call service system, and a server thereof are provided. The method includes: receiving user calls from users; determining a corresponding service sequence of each of the users in a call service queue according to a time sequence of the... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20090323923 - Controller using dual-tone multi-frequency (dtmf) tones: A method and device for converting signals from a Human-Interface Device or similar input device to a stream of digital signals that are useable as inputs to an RS-232 or dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) circuit is provided. More specifically, the input from the input device may be received at a universal... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090323924 - Acoustic echo suppression: Sound signals captured by a microphone are adjusted to provide improved sound quality. More particularly, an Acoustic Echo Reduction system which performs a first stage of echo reduction (e.g., acoustic echo cancellation) on a received signal is configured to perform a second stage of echo reduction (e.g., acoustic echo suppression)... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Patent Group Docketing Dept.
20090323925 - System and method for telephone based noise cancellation: A system and method for enhancing communications through a phone. A voice communication is received from a user of the phone. A secondary signal is received from an environment in proximity to the phone. The secondary signal is processed to determine an inverse signal in response to receiving the secondary... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323926 - Methods and systems for voice communication: An intermediary communication system, the intermediary communication including: (a) a first network interface, configured for transmitting over a first network connection to a first remote end unit a first sound sequence; and for receiving from the first remote end unit a returning sound sequence that is responsive to the first... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090316862 - Information processing terminal and music information generating method and program: In an information processing terminal according to the present invention, an emotion inferring unit 23 detects, from sound information, at least two emotions of an utterer who uttered a voice included in the sound information, and a music data generating unit 24 synthesizes music data, stored in a music parts... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
20090316863 - System and method for generating and facilitating comment on audio content: A computer-implemented system and method for generating audio content using a telephony system. The method includes receiving a telephone call initiation request through a computer implemented graphical interface, initiating a telephone call to a selected telephone number, recording at least a portion of the telephone call to generate audio content,... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090316864 - System and method for capturing audio content in response to questions: A computer-implemented method for conducting an interview session using a telephony system. The method includes establishing an interviewer telephone call, recording one or more interview questions to create an interview questions file during the interviewer telephone call, and posting the interview questions file on a computer implemented graphical interface to... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090316865 - Method for providing green service to a communication unit: The present invention provides a method for providing green service to a mobile unit. A mobile unit subscribes to a green service, which charges the mobile unit an additional fee. The fee goes into an account that is separate from the operational account of the service provider. Funds from this... Agent: Lucent Technologies Inc.
20090316866 - Methods, systems, and products providing advanced intelligent services: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for providing advanced intelligent services. A dialed number is associated with an advanced telephony service. The advanced telephony service is associated with a virtual number in a service providing network. A call to the dialed number is received in a native transport network having... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20090316868 - Service control entity: A service control entity for a telephone network and a corresponding method are described. The network comprises a call switching system for performing call switching control and a service implementation system that is arranged in accordance with an intelligent network scheme. The service control entity belongs to the service implementation... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090316869 - Information processing device, advertising transmission method, program product, and system: A determination unit determining whether or not a telephone number of a called side included in a received telephone call control signal is registered in an advertising contract object that is stored in a memory unit and that includes a telephone number of an advertising contractant who performs a contract... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090316867 - Location specific real-time telephone broadcast receiver: A communications device includes a communication receiver. The communications receiver is configured to receive a message with location information, determine the location of the communication device, and output the message only when the communication device is within the location specified by the location information.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090316872 - Descriptive audio channel for use with multimedia conferencing: A computer-implemented method of conducting a multimedia conference can include identifying a participant from a plurality of participants as a descriptive audio participant in the multimedia conference and detecting a state change during the multimedia conference. The method can include correlating the state change with an audio cue and outputting... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC
20090316870 - Devices and methods for performing n-way mute for n-way voice over internet protocol (voip) calls: The disclosed are methods and computing devices configured to engage in Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) conference calls and configured to participate as a moderator of VOIP conference calls allow a moderator or delegate to monitor the mute status of call participants and/or control which participants are muted. In this... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090316873 - Estimating number of agents for multiple chat channels: Method and system of estimating a number of agents to service contacts arriving on multiple chat channels in an automatic contact distribution system. In some embodiments, estimated average times that agents and contacts spend, respectively, composing a single chat message and an estimated average time of a chat session are... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090316871 - Method for providing enhanced audio conferencing services in a telephony system: A method is provided for enhanced audio conferencing services. A request is received and authenticated for enhanced audio conferencing services. A calendar for the user is accessed, and scheduled conference calls of the user are determined from the calendar. A list of audio content for the user is accessed and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20090316874 - Answering system and method of a communication device: A communication device having an answering system sets task names, task schedule times of one or more tasks, predetermined ring settings when an incoming call is received during one of the task schedule times, and setting predetermined recorded message. The answering system is configured for determining if the incoming call... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090316875 - Systems and methods for caller-controlled tune notification of a call: A system and method for a caller to control a tune notification for a telephone call includes a service switching point and a service control point. The service switching point is operable to receive a tune notification service access code and a called directory number, and to issue a query... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090316876 - Method and system for providing enhanced caller identification information: A tangible storage medium stores code which permits 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... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Bhgl Attn: Patent Docketing Room 2a-207
20090316877 - Method and system for a call transfer: A system for and method of providing a gateway transfer mechanism is presented. In one exemplary embodiment, the system and method of providing a gateway transfer mechanism may be realized as a method, comprising identifying, at a gateway, a call to be routed to a first location, determining whether to... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090316878 - System and method of providing a high-quality voice network architecture over ip centrex: A system and method are disclosed for providing high quality sound communications in an IP Centrex environment. The method aspect of the invention comprises, from a network switch, negotiating between a first customer premises equipment (CPE) and a second CPE, the negotiation being related to a possible quality of a... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090316879 - Method of unifying control of contact center system: A method and apparatus are provided for processing messages in a networked automatic contact distribution system having a plurality of computer processors. The method includes the steps of a processor of the plurality of processors receiving a configuration message, the processor determining a type of the configuration message from metadata... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090316880 - Purposeful degradation of sidetone audio for providing feedback about transmit-path signal quality: An enhanced sidetone system is disclosed which provides the user of a telecommunications terminal, while speaking, with immediate audio feedback that corresponds to what the far-end party is probably hearing. The sidetone system continuously samples the input speech signal from the user and also obtains signal quality statistics of the... Agent: Avaya Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090316881 - Timestamp quality assessment for assuring acoustic echo canceller operability: A voice communication end device provides echo reduction when operating in a full duplex mode using acoustic echo cancellation, which includes periodic audio queue adjustments to account for drift. The end device performs a quality assessment by calculating consistency statistics for the queue adjustments to determine whether acoustic echo cancellation... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20090316882 - Communication terminal, method for operating communication terminal, and computer program: a second audio input/output element arranged in vicinity of a second end of the body of the communication terminal; an accelerometer arranged to determine force applied on a mass in the communication terminal, wherein the first and second audio input/output elements are each arranged for selectable performance as microphone or... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090316883 - Communication terminal: An exemplary communication terminal includes a main body, a cover, and a keypad. The main body has a triggering area and a microphone boot near the triggering area. The cover defines an opening and a sound inlet near the opening. The keypad contacts the triggering area and is exposed from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090310755 - Systems and methods for performing loop analysis based on un-calibrated single-ended line testing: Systems and methods for performing loop analysis are described. Some embodiments are directed to determining loop characteristics such as loop gauge, loop termination, and straight-loop departure. One embodiment includes a method for performing loop length estimation which comprises receiving an un-calibrated echo signal for a loop under test using frequency... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090310756 - Method and apparatus for testing new copper connections during migration from analog network elements to next generation network (ngn) elements: This invention makes it possible to transparently test replacement functionality and optionally migrate subscribers on analog phone lines, served, for example, by PSTN Class 5 elements, to Next Generation Network (NGN) elements when copper co-termination is leveraged. The method and apparatus mechanizes replacement continuity verification to the NGN element from... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090310757 - Performance monitoring in a telephone network: A method of monitoring performance of a telephone network, wherein the telephone network includes at least one exchange configured for collecting signaling messages, which are received at the at least one exchange and/or which are generated at the at least one exchange. The method includes acquiring from the exchange a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090310758 - Call routing: Embodiments provide a method and apparatus wherein a proxy control function may forward an emergency session to a serving control function, the serving control function forwarding the session to a default emergency control function. The default emergency control function may return an address or identity of an emergency control function... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090310759 - Method for content-based prioritization of voice messages in communications system: Answering machines and voice mailbox systems are normally provided in modern communications systems. When a communications subscriber is temporarily unreachable at the location of their fixed network telephone, incoming calls can be accepted by an answering machine and voice messages can be recorded. The drawback of this procedure is that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090310760 - Audio message recorder with flexible control: An audio recorder comprises: a microphone for receiving analog audio signals; a removable memory cartridge for digitally storing audio message data entries; and a microcontroller for converting the analog audio signals to digital signals and storing the digital signals in the removable memory cartridge.... Agent: Joseph Stecewycz
20090310761 - System and method for identifying a caller by a customer premises equipment voicemail system and playing a previously recorded personalized message to that caller: Embodiments of a system and method for providing a personalized greeting to a caller include receiving an incoming call by a first communication device from caller using a second communication device. The first communication device is located at a customer premise location. The method further includes entering an off-hook mode... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090310762 - System and method for instant voice-activated communications using advanced telephones and data networks: Instant communications with voice activated connections by both initiating and responding individuals are disclosed using advanced telephones and data networks. A users' speech is captured through an advanced telephone and is automatically recognized to initiate communications with another individual or a group over a data network. The system forwards a... Agent: George Velius
20090310763 - Voice authentication for call control: A communication network is disclosed that uses voice authentication to provide call control. The communication network includes a call control function, a voice collection system, a voice authentication system, and a permission system. The voice collection system collects voice samples of a first party during the call to a second... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090310764 - Remote computer diagnostic system and method: The system enables a call center to manage requests from remote computing clients for service. The system provides a number of software tools that allow technicians to perform routine maintenance and correct problems remotely. At the front-end, the system enables requests to be submitted by customers via various mediums, accesses... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090310765 - Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing dynamic replacement communication identification service: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products provide dynamic replacement communication identification (ID) service. A request is received from a user for dynamic replacement communication ID from a current location of the user. The user requesting dynamic replacement communication ID is authenticated. A user profile of the user requesting dynamic replacement... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090310766 - Method and system for providing managed caller identification services: An approach provides managed caller identification services. An image is retrieved from a repository maintained by a service provider in response to initiation of a communication session by the user with another user. The image is associated with a directory address for a user. The image is transmitted along with... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090310769 - Method and apparatus for a processing of calls in a telecommunications system: A method and apparatus for a processing of a call in a telecommunication system is provided. Multiple personalization policies are specified by a callee (106) for a processing of calls. Each personalization policy is based on one or more conditions. Each condition of the multiple personalization policies is evaluated (202).... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090310768 - Social network based call management: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus in the form of a data processing system and a computer program product for social network based call management. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method comprises receiving an incoming call from a caller for a subscriber, and obtains preferences... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090310767 - System and method for migrating a large scale batch of customer accounts from one voip system to another voip system: A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving account data associated with one or more accounts scheduled to be migrated from one or more first VoIP phone systems to a second VoIP phone system via a network, organizing the one or more accounts based on at... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090310770 - Monitoring participants in a conference call: Embodiments monitor the participation of remote users to conference calls even when they are connected through simple telephone, i.e. without multimedia (or Internet) connection. In particular, an embodiment enables callers to monitor an up to date list of participants without the need of using a dedicated phone or connecting through... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20090310771 - Systems and methods for providing enhanced telephone services: A method for providing enhanced telephone services via a computerized telephone services device for use in conjunction with multiple telephone lines and providers. According to embodiments of the invention, a subscriber to telephone services or a group of subscribers may be reached on multiple telephone lines from a single dial-in... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090310772 - Systems and methods for providing answering services: The present invention includes a method and system for the management and routing of telecommunications information on data and telephone lines. In one exemplary embodiment in accordance with the present invention, a flexible system whereby business information is correlated to a user's telephone number is provided. In another exemplary embodiment,... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20090310773 - System and method for major trading area (mta) routing in a telecommunications network: A method includes determining all telephone numbers to which a selected CLLI can terminate calls, wherein the CLLI is associated with one or more major trading areas (MTAs), creating a FROM-TO relationship between at least a subset of TNs in the one or more MTAs and the TNs to which... Agent: Level 3 Communications, LLC C/o Cpa Global
20090310774 - Customer service methods, apparatus and report/alert generation based on customer service call information: Methods and apparatus that provide customer service representatives with information for supporting a customer service call are described. Also described are method and apparatus for collecting customer service call information and generating reports and/or alerts there from. Through the use of customer service call data from multiple divisions, problems and/or... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090304160 - Advertisement based ringback system and method for use with a directory assistance system: A communication method includes the steps of receiving a call from a caller for connection to a subscriber, attempting a connection to the subscriber and retrieving a media file associated with the subscriber. The media file is played to the caller during a ring-back period of the attempted connection, playing... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20090304161 - system and method utilizing voice search to locate a product in stores from a phone: A system and method for providing automatic voice recognition and voice response product location information in a store while using a personal mobile phone or any phone connected to a telecommunications or data communications network such as and including the Internet and an automatic speech recognition system. The system 403... Agent: Matthew Kulig
20090304162 - User authenticating method, user authenticating system, user authenticating device and user authenticating program: To reduce the operations required by a user to perform user authentication using the user's communication apparatus, a call module (4d, 5d, 6d) acquires, upon receiving a user ID, a unique ID corresponding to the user ID and being of a user communication apparatus (11) by using a user ID... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090304163 - Call processing device and method: A call processing device communicating with a plurality of line cards includes a mapping table and an address table. The call processing device receives a telephone number, searches the mapping table for one index related to the received telephone number, searches the address table for one address corresponding to the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090304164 - Control device for controlling secure fax machine and method thereof: A facsimile controlling device for facsimile security can receive or block a fax transmitted from a registered fax number. In addition, the facsimile controlling device for facsimile security may allow a transmission document to undergo authentication before being transmitted to the outside or may block the transmission document from being... Agent: Juneau Partners
20090304165 - Method and apparatus for detecting network and service performance degradations using call detail records: A method and apparatus that employ the use of CDRs to effectively monitor and proactively respond to network or service events that impact performance within a network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a plurality of call detail records (CDRs), wherein each of the plurality of call detail records... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wt
20090304166 - System and method for determining and associating tariff rates for institutional calls: A telecommunications method for call forwarding including storing information regarding a called party in at least one local database, where the information regarding the called party is stored in a user account and making a telephone call by dialing a telephone number with a telephone, where the telephone is contained... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090304167 - Automatic denial of call rquest: A method may include receiving, from a network, a call request in a communication device, the call request including an identification of a calling party; notifying a user of the communication device of the call request; receiving an indication to deny the call request; prompting the user of the communication... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090304168 - Software based trading turret: A communications system including a turret switching system constructed to communicate to a Web server, a turret device, and to a remote communications device via a first communications network, the Web server being constructed to communicate to a client device via a second communications network, and the client device constructed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090304169 - Advertisement or information feeding method, system, and program for completing deals between potential consumers and information providers: A method for pushing information to and receiving information from a voice terminal over a communication network includes a client storing at least one piece of personal information in the voice terminal. The client enables an advertisement feature of the voice terminal. The voice terminal communicates with an information server... Agent: Ching-kay Chow
20090304170 - Direct dial to voice mail: A calling party can by-pass voice mail menu structures and disturbing of a called party by directly dialing into the called party's voice mail. The calling party dials a special code, such as the digit 2, in conjunction with dialing the called party's telephone number. The telephone network detects the... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20090304171 - System and method for identifying redirected calls: Methods and systems for providing information regarding an incoming call are provided. A particular method includes generating a first distinctive ring at a communication device receiving the incoming call when the incoming call is received without being redirected. The method also includes generating a second distinctive ring at the communication... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing
20090304172 - Call processing system: A system that is configured for determining the value of one or at least one incoming call and routing the call for processing based on this determined value. In one embodiment, the system routes very low value calls to an automated system for processing, and directs all other calls to... Agent: Moss & Barnett P.A.
20090304173 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for early media connection proxying: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for early media connection proxying are disclosed. According to one method, a call setup signaling message is received for establishing a call between a calling entity and a called entity. Based on at least one parameter in the call setup signaling message, it is... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090304174 - Access-frequency estimating apparatus and computer product: An access-frequency estimating apparatus includes a storage unit that stores hours outside operating hours and for which a second-degree derivative of access frequency distribution for contact centers whose business is similar to that of a contact center subject to estimation is nearly 0, and a coefficient indicating relation between access... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090304175 - Drive system and method for an automated switch matrix: The invention relates to a drive means that implements a single electric motor arrangement (150) for use in automating cross-connect on a switch matrix board (100). The invention is particularly applicable to switch matrix boards used in automated cross-connect systems for automating cross-connects for telephone lines. In an embodiment of... Agent: Albihns Ab
20090304176 - Configuration for antimicrobial multi-handest telephone system: A multi-handset telephone system has a first telephone handset having an antimicrobial agent situated thereon, a first amplifier that provides built in hearing impaired support, and a first integrated volume control actuator. Further, the multi-handset telephone system has a second telephone handset having the antimicrobial agent situated thereon, a second... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC
20090304178 - Echo canceler: An echo canceller, in which an adder adds a pseudo echo generated by an adaptive filter to an echo, so that the echo and the pseudo echo are canceled to each other, includes: a subband filter (8, 14) and a sampling converter (9, 15) for downsampling an audio signal; a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090304177 - Acoustic echo canceller: Disclosed methods and systems measure acoustic responses to training signals activated prior to communication sessions. Profiles related to the acoustic responses are saved and adapted during communication sessions. Training signals may have uniform frequency distributions over a frequency range and may be in response to user inputs, timeouts, or predetermined... Agent: Jackson Walker (conexant)12/03/2009 > 27 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
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