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Method and system for processing calls in an architecture allowing a telephony identifier to be associated with a group…

Call management protocol for insufficient credit

Integrated speech intelligibility enhancement system and acoustic echo canceller

Date/App# patent app List of recent Telephony-related patents
07/17/14
20140200039
 Smart telephony systems and methods patent thumbnailSmart telephony systems and methods
A telephonic system and method alert a called phone of an importance level of a call. The system includes a caller module including a caller user interface configured to allow a caller to assign an importance level to a call and instructions when executed cause a processor to initiate transmission of a data message to the dialed number phone that, when received by the called phone, advises the called phone of the importance level of the call incoming, and then initiates the call to the called phone.
07/17/14
20140199978
 Method and system for processing calls in an architecture allowing a telephony identifier to be associated with a group of identities patent thumbnailMethod and system for processing calls in an architecture allowing a telephony identifier to be associated with a group of identities
A system and a method for processing calls. The system comprises a database including: a plurality of telephony identifiers; and for each telephony identifier, information regarding a group of persons that is associated with the telephony identifier, each person of the group of persons being reachable by placing a call to the telephony identifier, the information comprising, for each person of the group of persons, information related to processing of calls involving the person.
07/17/14
20140199960
 Call management protocol for insufficient credit patent thumbnailCall management protocol for insufficient credit
A method and system for operating a telephony service are disclosed, in which callers with insufficient credit or network airtime are able to contact a call recipient. The network monitors call attempts from callers to identify call attempts from callers with insufficient credit or airtime to make a call.
07/03/14
20140188466
 Integrated speech intelligibility enhancement system and acoustic echo canceller patent thumbnailIntegrated speech intelligibility enhancement system and acoustic echo canceller
A system and method is described that improves the intelligibility of a far-end telephone speech signal to a user of a telephony device in the presence of near-end background noise. As described herein, the system and method improves the intelligibility of the far-end telephone speech signal in a manner that does not require user input and that minimizes the distortion of the far-end telephone speech signal.
07/03/14
20140185608
 Systems and methods for connecting telephony communications patent thumbnailSystems and methods for connecting telephony communications
Systems and methods performed by an ip telephony system are designed to determine when two parties to a recently terminated telephony communication are simultaneously calling each other in an attempt to re-establish a telephony communication. When the ip telephony system determines that this situation is occurring, the ip telephony system acts to connect the two parties, rather than have both of them see their new call setup attempt fail because the other party's telephony device is indicated to be busy..
07/03/14
20140185433
 Home system for managing  an internet access connection patent thumbnailHome system for managing an internet access connection
“a home system for managing an internet network (9) access connection in which at least one computer (80) can access the internet by way of a main home connection (8). The system contains means (83) capable of detecting a failure to connect to the internet network (9) on the main home connection (8) and of controlling an automatic failover to a back-up connection comprising a control box (5) of a system for the real-time measurement and modulation of the power consumption of a plurality of electrical appliances (2).
06/26/14
20140181917
 Computer telephony system, method and server patent thumbnailComputer telephony system, method and server
A controller in a computer telephony system records a mapping linking a key and the identifier of a communications terminal previously associated with a user. The key selected by the controller is a parameter associated with the user in a second system external to the computer telephony system.
06/26/14
20140181713
 System and method for using navigational and other commands on a mobile communication device patent thumbnailSystem and method for using navigational and other commands on a mobile communication device
A wireless handheld communication device having a housing containing a display screen located above a physical keyboard. The keyboard includes a plurality of physical keys and corresponding indicia.
06/26/14
20140179308
 Method and apparatus for non-native short message service communications patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for non-native short message service communications
Methods and apparatus for routing non-native short message service (sms) messages to a first device, the first device being assigned a native identifier and being associated with a native telephony service provider, are provided herein. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving an sms message directed to the native identifier of the first device, determining routing instructions for the sms message based on the native network identifier associated with the first device, and routing the sms message to the first device based on the determined routing instructions, wherein the act of routing results in sms messages directed to the native identifier of the first device being directed to a forwarding identifier assigned to the first device by a first non-native communication service provider..
06/26/14
20140177575
 Method for establishing an application session, device and corresponding notification patent thumbnailMethod for establishing an application session, device and corresponding notification
In the field of mobile telephony and more particularly the field of so-cal led machine-to-machine communication modules, the invention aims to define a notification format for establishing an application session integrating the operator connection parameters. In this case, in the case of gprs, this entails the name of the gateway and connection identifiers..
06/26/14
20140177480
Determining the availability of participants on an electronic call
A method, computer program product, and system for determining the availability of participants on a communication session is described. According to an embodiment, a method for determining a participant's availability may include receiving status information associated with a first user participating in a unified telephony call, the status information indicative of an availability of the first user.
06/26/14
20140177478
Systems and methods of intercepting telephony communications to provide information to communicants
During setup of a telephony communication between a calling and a called party, a check is made to determine is a special message or information should be played to the calling or called party before the telephony communication is established between the calling and called parties. If so, the message or information is delivered to the party as early media.
06/26/14
20140177451
Systems and methods for monitoring the setup of an ip telephony communication
When an ip telephony system is attempting to setup a telephony communication between a calling party and a called party, the system monitors to determine if any audio or video is played to the calling party as early media. If so, the detected early media may be analyzed to determine one or more characteristics of the early media.
06/26/14
20140176797
Telephony services for programmable multimedia controller
In one embodiment, a programmable multimedia controller controls electronic devices, including display devices. A remote control communicates with the programmable multimedia controller.
06/19/14
20140173452
Internet appliance system and method
An internet appliance, comprising, within a single housing, packet data network interfaces, adapted for communicating with the internet and a local area network, at least one data interface selected from the group consisting of a universal serial bus, an ieee-1394 interface, a voice telephony interface, an audio program interface, a video program interface, an audiovisual program interface, a camera interface, a physical security system interface, a wireless networking interface; a device control interface, smart home interface, an environmental sensing interface, and an environmental control interface, and a processor, for controlling a data transfer between the local area network and the internet, and defining a markup language interface communicated through a packet data network interface, to control a data transfer or control a remote device.. .
06/19/14
20140169541
Profile management system including user interface for accessing and maintaining profile data of user subscribed telephony services
Data used to implement a communications service is managed. A request for a user interface is received over a first communications network from a hosting client.
06/19/14
20140169536
Integration of telephone audio into electronic meeting archives
A system and method for integrating telephone audio into an electronic meeting archive is described. A plurality of telephony signaling messages are received and converted into an electronic meeting application format.
06/19/14
20140169364
Telephony terminal
Methods and apparatus implementing a telephony terminal for connecting a telephone to a data network. In one implementation, a telephony system includes: a phone connection for connecting to a telephone; a network connection for connecting to a network; and a controller connected to said phone connection and to said network connection; wherein said controller provides a phone service for processing information for said phone connection, said controller provides a network service for processing information for said network connection, and said controller provides a network voice service for converting information to and from a network voice format..
06/19/14
20140169230
Systems and methods of conducting conference calls
Systems and methods performed by an ip telephony system allow a user to request that his ip telephony device be set into a conference calling mode for an indefinite period of time. When the user's ip telephony device is in the conference calling mode, all parties that attempt to call the user's ip telephony device are added to a conference bridge tied to the user's ip telephony device.
06/19/14
20140169218
Method for assisting in the installation of a home automation system and related installation driver package
The present invention relates to a method for assisting in the installation of a home automation system, including a plurality of communicating packages suitable for exchanging information with one another via a local home automation network, at least one of the communicating packages being a driver package suitable for exchanging information with a central platform of the internet network via a wireless packet-telephony connection. According to the invention, the method comprises at least: a step of connection (120) of a portable installation driver package in said local home automation network; a step of automatic searching (130) in situ for the best mobile operator to set up said wireless connection from the installation driver package from a predefined list of possible mobile operators; a step of automatic pairing (160), from said installation driver package, of each communicating package with a driver package of said local home automation network; and different steps (142-145, 150, 171, 172) for testing the operation of each communicating package of the system and of the complete system from said installation driver package..
06/19/14
20140167912
System, method and apparatus for providing security systems integrated with solid state lighting systems
A security system including a plurality of led lights with sensors operatively connected to a computer. The computer is also operatively connected to a plurality of other security system components, including, but not limited to, a facial recognition system, a license plate recognition system, an rfid system, a micro-cell which may be operatively connected to an ip telephony network, at least one bluetooth wireless access point, a wi-fi wireless access point, and a communication system, wherein the computer aggregates data and sends commands based on the data..
06/12/14
20140164256
System and method for providing interaction history via a customer application
A system and method for processing interaction requests includes a computer system that receives over a data channel from an end user device accessible to the customer, a request for an interaction. The request includes data from an application running on the end user device.
06/12/14
20140162611
System and method for access number distribution in a contact center
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for processing interaction requests from a customer. A computer system receives over a data channel from an end user device accessible to the customer, a request for an interaction.
06/12/14
20140161241
System and method for call and data matching in a contact center
A system and method for processing interaction requests includes a computer system that receives over a data channel from an end user device accessible to the customer, a request for an interaction. The request includes data from an application running on the end user device.
06/12/14
20140161239
Image forming apparatus capable of controlling file transmission, control method therefor, and storage medium
An image forming apparatus which enables a user to, even in a case of transmitting image data to the party at the other end of the line who is making a phone call over ip telephony, transmit the image data to the party at the other end of the line by one key operation without inputting an address or searching an address book. When a phone call to an external apparatus to which the image forming apparatus is connected via a network is in progress, a communication with the external apparatus is established.
06/12/14
20140161033
Methods, smart cards, and systems for providing portable computer, voip, and application services
A smart card is used with a network based system to providing portable telecommunication and computing services. In an exemplary embodiment the smart card holds a user authentication code and user telephony account information.
06/12/14
20140160228
Apparatus and method for modulating images for videotelephony
A videotelephony image modulation apparatus and method detects an event having a possibility of information leakage by analyzing an image and provides a secured calling mode of masking all or a part of the image and transmitting a masked image obtained through the masking.. .
06/05/14
20140155060
Method and apparatus for signal scanning for multimode receiver
In a signal processing method, an input signal is provided at an input to a receiver. A bandwidth of the receiver is controlled to a predetermined wideband setting.
06/05/14
20140153566
System and method for managing latency in a distributed telephony network
A system and method of preferred embodiments include at a signaling gateway of a first region, receiving a communication invitation of a first endpoint from a communication provider; signaling the communication invitation to a communication-processing server in a second region; in response to communication processing of the communication-processing server, dynamically directing signaling and media of the communication according to processing instructions and resources available in at least the first and two regions; wherein dynamically directing signaling and media communication of the communication comprises selectively routing media communication exclusively through communication resources of the first region if resources are available in the first region or selectively routing media communication between the first endpoint, the gateway, and at least the communication-processing server if media resources are not in the first region.. .
06/05/14
20140153565
Method for processing telephony sessions of a network
A method for processing telephony sessions of a network including at least one application server and a call router, the method including the steps of assigning a primary uniform resource identifier (uri) and at least a secondary uri to an application; mapping a telephony session to the primary uri; communicating with the application server designated by the primary uri using an application layer protocol; receiving telephony instructions from the application server and processing the telephony instructions with the call router; detecting an application event; and upon detecting the application event, communicating with the application server designated by the secondary uri.. .
06/05/14
20140153562
Systems and methods of routing ip telephony data packet communciations
Systems and methods performed by a telephony device allow the telephony device to test the quality of multiple potential paths which can be used to conduct a telephony communication. By testing the conditions that presently exist, the telephony device can choose the path that is presently offering the best quality.
06/05/14
20140153413
Systems and methods of routing ip telephony data packet communciations
Systems and methods performed by a telephony device allow the telephony device to test the quality of multiple potential paths which can be used to conduct a telephony communication. By testing the conditions that presently exist, the telephony device can choose the path that is presently offering the best quality.
06/05/14
20140153409
Systems and methods of routing ip telephony data packet communciations
Systems and methods performed by a telephony device allow the telephony device to test the quality of multiple potential paths which can be used to conduct a telephony communication. By testing the conditions that presently exist, the telephony device can choose the path that is presently offering the best quality.
06/05/14
20140153405
Computer telephony headset with presence indicator
A telephone headset is provided which includes a presence status indicator thereon for signaling to other persons the user's availability and/or willingness to communicate face-to-face.. .
05/29/14
20140148224
Far field noise suppression for telephony devices
Noise suppression systems and methods suppress far field noise in a microphone signal. A telephony system includes a main microphone and a reference microphone.
05/29/14
20140146959
Mobile device applications for computer-telephony systems
On a mobile telecommunications device, computer-executable code executes to facilitate interactions between the user of the mobile telecommunications device and a call center or other computer-telephony integration equipment. The computer-executable code includes instructions that request at least one operation to be performed at a call center, where the call center includes a call center controller, an interactive voice response system component, and at least one agent.
05/29/14
20140146124
Display apparatus, method for controlling the display apparatus, glasses and method for controlling the glasses
A display apparatus for providing a multi view mode along with glasses is provided. The display apparatus includes a communicator which communicates with the glasses, a display which displays multiple contents respectively, a screen telephony performer which performs screen telephony with another display apparatus, and a controller.
05/22/14
20140140492
System and method of advanced call routing in mass telephony conference calls
The present invention relates to performing advanced call routing in a mass telephone conference call, including: checking a conferee list to determine whether a telephone number is a ported number; creating a list of carriers for each ported number on the conferee list, which provides a list of the carriers for each ported number; arranging the list of the carriers in order based upon cost, from least expensive to most expensive, for the call; placing the call to each conferee based upon the ordered list of the carriers, starting with the least expensive to the most expensive of the carriers for each ported number; and wherein when the least expensive of the carriers is unavailable, placing the telephone call to a next one of the carriers on the ordered list, from the least expensive to the most expensive of the carriers.. .
05/22/14
20140139617
Systems and methods for implementing internet video conferencing using standard phone calls
A video conferencing system (100) includes a switch (125), a server (140), a telephony device (152), and a node (102) in a packet-switched network (135). The switch (125) establishes a circuit-switched connection between a calling party number and a called party number.
05/15/14
20140133640
Enhanced telephony computer user interface allowing user interaction and control of a telephone using a personal computer
An enhanced telephony (et) computer user interface that seamlessly integrates features of a personal computer (pc) and a telephone into a coherent user interface. The user is provided with a rich variety of functionality that leverages the fact that the pc has considerably more processing power and greater access to variety of data than the ordinary telephone.
05/15/14
20140133482
Method and system for a multitenancy telephone network
A method and system for operating a multitenancy telephony system including a call queue that stores call requests received from a plurality of users; an expandable and contractible telephony resource cluster that establishes call sessions for call requests; a analysis system that calculates capacity requirements of the system; a resource allocator that manages the scaling and operation of the telephony resource cluster; and a plurality of telephony network channels that are used as telephony communication channels for call sessions.. .
05/08/14
20140126430
System and method of enhanced caller-id display using a personal address book
A method includes receiving, at an analog telephony adapter unit, a voice over internet protocol call signal including a caller identifier. The caller identifier includes a calling number and a billing name associated with the calling number.
05/01/14
20140120980
Camera-based care monitoring device with a telephony interface
A device which integrates a smart camera with person detection functionality and a remotely controlled telephone dialer is proposed. The device is used for monitoring elderly and disabled persons while at home and is expandable with internet and television connectivity if such infrastructure is available at the persons residence..
05/01/14
20140120909
Device and method for selecting a visited network
Device located in a mobile telephony infrastructure, that is capable of selecting a visited network and/or a host network, and of connecting a mobile terminal to said visited network selected via said selected host network, wherein said device is located in said mobile terminal, and wherein the selection is dynamically carried out through a sequencing according to at least one criterion.. .
05/01/14
20140119532
System and method for blended pstn and computer network customer support interactions
The present disclosure includes a system and method for blended telephone network and computer network customer support interactions. The system may include a web server, one or more controllers, a telephone exchange, a monitoring server, and one or more client devices.
05/01/14
20140119529
Directory features in a distributed telephony system
A telephony system is presented that enables a phone to access a directory and use the directory in conjunction with other phone functions. The system includes a server with a telephony management software (tms) unit, a telephony application programming interface (tapi) unit, and an application unit.
05/01/14
20140119521
Telephony services optimization through calling plan analysis
Embodiments of the present invention provide optimization of telephone services through telephone calling plan/card analysis. The least expensive rate is found for telephone calls at any given time and/or date, either through static pre-entry of data, or through dynamic querying of rates via a web-based look-up table, and places calls according to an optimized calling plan.
05/01/14
20140118462
Methods to enhance videotelephony to achieve local qos
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication at a first user equipment (ue) are provided. The apparatus sends a request to a second ue for establishing a call connection, receives from the second ue an acknowledgment for establishing the call connection, establishes at least one first dedicated bearer between the first ue and a network for communicating media packets with the second ue, sends first dummy data to the second ue via the established at least one first dedicated bearer, receives at least one of second dummy data or a media packet from the second ue via the established at least one first dedicated bearer, and exchanges media packets with the second ue via the established at least one first dedicated bearer after receiving the at least one of the second dummy data or the media packet from the second ue..
04/24/14
20140113599
Apparatuses and methods for providing enhanced contact list information for mobile stations including mobile telephones
Improved contact information is provided to users of mobile stations such as cellular telephones and personal digital assistants with wireless telephony capability. In particular, the present invention displays the types of messages that a contact listed on a contact list of the mobile station can receive.
04/24/14
20140112336
Telephony usage derived presence information
The present invention relates to a mechanism for providing state information, which bears on the presence of a telephone user, to a presence system. The state information is derived by monitoring events relating to telephony use.
04/24/14
20140112335
Network telephony system
The present invention includes a network telephone having a microphone coupled to provide voice data to a network, a speaker coupled to facilitate listening to voice data from the network, a dialing device coupled to facilitate routing of voice data upon the network, a first port configured to facilitate communication with a first network device, a second port configured to facilitate communication with a second network device and a prioritization circuit coupled to apply prioritization to voice data provided by the microphone.. .
04/24/14
20140112208
Ip telephony on a home network device
In one embodiment, a method for providing voice communications in a packet switched network protocol through a home network is provided, the method comprising: receiving, at a first home network device, an incoming call in the packet switched network protocol; notifying a second home network device of the incoming call; receiving an indication from the second home network device that the second home network device accepts the call; and forwarding the incoming call to the second home network device.. .
04/17/14
20140106824
System and methods for establishing a telephony session from a remote dialing unit
A mobile telephone has radio-frequency connection to a cellular network, a speaker, a stored contact list including telephone numbers for the contacts, a dtmf tone generator coupled to the speaker, and coded intelligence executing from a non-transitory physical medium, enabling a user to select a contact, causing the dtmf tone generator to produce a dtm tone sequence associated with the contact's telephone number audibly over the speaker.. .
04/17/14
20140106720
Controlling communications equipment
Communications equipment associated with a calling party in a telecommunications network has a telephony function for handling telephone calls and a data communication application for handling data communication sessions. The telephony function and the data communication application have an associated first and second user interface respectively.
04/17/14
20140106667
User application initiated telephony
Systems and methods for initiating telephony calls are presented. In one example, a user selection of a desired application item is received at a computing device and a dial number associated with the desired application item is transmitted from the computing device to a wireless headset.
04/17/14
20140105378
Data processing
A user has access to first and second telephony services. A call setup request directed to a first telephony party identifier associated with the first service is received from a caller and it is determined that the user is not available via the first service.
04/17/14
20140105371
Method and system for directing a call to a matching service
An approach for directing a call to a matching service of a call destination is described. A call matching manager determines that a call is to be redirected from a first voice response unit based on service data about a service and caller data about a caller.
04/17/14
20140105181
Personalized user session information for call handoff
Techniques for hosting a communication session between a first communication device and a second communication device in an ip network are described. A contact server establishes separate communication links between itself and the communication devices wherein the communication links may traverse one or more telephony networks.
04/17/14
20140105073
Mmtel network call logging
A data handling unit and a method therein for handling information regarding call events in a multimedia telephony service, mmtel, network are provided for enabling call logging, wherein a sip message comprising call log information referring to a call event is generated for the call event and sent to a storage server. The method comprises receiving information on at least one call event, generating a sip message comprising call log information referring to the call event, and sending the generated sip message towards a storage server..
04/17/14
20140104364
Method of conveying emotion in video telephone mode and wireless terminal implementing the same
Methods are provided for transmitting an emoticon to another party in video telephony communication. Another party's video data is displayed on a first area of a display unit, a user's video data is displayed on a second area of the display unit, and a plurality of emoticons is displayed on a third area of the display unit in a video telephony communication.


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