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Date/App# patent app List of recent Voip-related patents
06/23/16
20160183312 
 Enhanced e911 network access for call centers patent thumbnailnew patent Enhanced e911 network access for call centers
An emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is routed over the switched pstn to a voice over internet protocol (voip) call server, where the switched call is converted to a session initiating protocol (sip) packetized ip call for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which reconverts the call to tdm and connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the enhanced 911 network. This provides a psap receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller.

06/23/16
20160183144 
 Voice handover between wireless networks patent thumbnailnew patent Voice handover between wireless networks
An apparatus for the handover of a transmission of a data application. The apparatus includes a computer device, and the computer device includes a wireless receiver and a wireless transmitter.

06/23/16
20160182725 
 System and methods for enhanced multimedia in voip networks patent thumbnailnew patent System and methods for enhanced multimedia in voip networks
Calls placed to a call recipient bypass the terminating messaging system, creating an enhanced message in the call originator's messaging system and delivering the enhanced message using alternate routing information. A caller creates enhanced messages for a call recipient even when the call recipient's messaging system does not support such functionality.

06/23/16
20160182599 
 Remedying distortions in speech audios received by participants in conference calls using voice over internet protocol (voip) patent thumbnailnew patent Remedying distortions in speech audios received by participants in conference calls using voice over internet protocol (voip)
In a voip teleconference, the conference is monitored for speech distortion in either received or transmitted audio speech. Responsive to such distortion, a voice to text conversion is displayed on appropriate receiving terminals only for the time period of the audio speech distortion..

06/23/16
20160182547 
 Real-time network attack detection and mitigation infrastructure patent thumbnailnew patent Real-time network attack detection and mitigation infrastructure
The invention features systems and methods for detecting and mitigating network attacks in a voice-over-ip (voip) network. A server is configured to receive information related to a mitigation action for a call.

06/23/16
20160182191 
 Voip system patent thumbnailnew patent Voip system
In one embodiment, a device for participating in a voice over internet protocol (voip) communication with another device includes a processor and a communication interface, wherein the processor is operative to prepare voip packets for sending to the other device via the communication interface as part of the voip communication, the communication interface is operative to send the voip packets to the other device, and the processor is operative to receive an indication of a communication problem related to the transfer of at least some of the voip packets to the other device, based on receiving the indication of the communication problem, output a notification indicating that voice input should cease, and cease transmission of other one of the voip packets until receiving an indication that the communication problem has been resolved. Related apparatus and methods are also described..

06/09/16
20160165059 
 Mobile device audio tuning patent thumbnailMobile device audio tuning
Various of the disclosed embodiments improve encoding during a network call, such as a voice over internet protocol (voip) connection, by correlating various contextual parameters from previous calls, with appropriate settings for a current call. For example, the system may take note of the model of cell phone used during a communication, the carrier, the presence of a wifi connection, the user rating, the codecs employed, etc.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165058 
 Codec selection based on offer patent thumbnailCodec selection based on offer
Various of the disclosed embodiments improve the initial codec selection in a voice over internet protocol (voip) connection. Particularly, rather than select an initial codec for the connection arbitrarily or based on data measured during the connection, embodiments analyze attributes of data exchanged prior to connection establishment to identify the appropriate initial codec.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165057 
 Caller-callee association of a plurality of networked devices patent thumbnailCaller-callee association of a plurality of networked devices
The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for establishing and maintaining communication between two or more communication devices coupled to communication networks. Some specific aspects relate to communication between a plurality of communication devices each of which is coupled to a respective network.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/09/16
20160164942 
 Decoupled audio and video codecs patent thumbnailDecoupled audio and video codecs
Various of the disclosed embodiments present systems and methods for improving improve audio and video quality in a voice over internet protocol (voip) connection including that includes both audio and video. Particularly, different audio and video codecs may be used and parameters assigned based upon the context in which the communication occurs.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164937 

Advanced comfort noise techniques


Various of the disclosed embodiments enable managing and augmenting “comfort noise” during a network call, such as a voice over internet protocol (voip) connection. Particularly, traditional systems typically send machine-generated comfort noise, or a command to generate comfort noise at the recipient, on a channel separate from the conversation content.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164651 

Codec with variable packet size


Various of the disclosed embodiments improve encoding during a network call, such as a voice over internet protocol (voip) connection, by adjusting the size of a data communications packet (“packet”). Particularly, given a corpus of codecs with which to encode data, the embodiments may identify a packet size based upon a common multiple of each codec's minimum raw data size.
Facebook, Inc.


06/02/16
20160157205 

Associating metro street address guide (msag) validated addresses with geographic map data


Master street address guide (msag)-validated street address data is correlated with real-world geographic (e.g., latitude/longitude) data. Conventional msag-validated street address data is processed, or geocoded, into an additional (or integrated) database that associates latitude/longitude information with a particular entry in the existing msag-validated database.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149984 

Method and system for providing remote transcoding of media data on a voip system


Techniques for providing remote transcoding of call media data on a communications network are disclosed. The techniques include a communication module receiving a call request from a first communication device, transmitting a call invite to a second communication device, receiving a response from the second communication device, determining a first media encoding requirement for media transmitted to the first communication device and a second media encoding requirement for media transmitted to the second communication device, and transmitting information regarding the first communication device, the second communication device, the first media encoding requirement, and the second media encoding requirement to a transcoding module operating on a computer server.
Edgewater Networks, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142550 

Systems and methods for call processing


The present invention provides flexible, user-definable call screening processes. The user can optionally define to which telecommunication terminals a screened call is to be broadcast to and under what conditions.
Callwave Communications, Llc


05/19/16
20160142464 

System for monitoring conversational audio call quality


A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for monitoring conversational audio quality of voice over internet protocol (voip) are provided. A monitoring system determines a size of an audio file and an available bandwidth.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160142463 

System for monitoring conversational audio call quality


A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for monitoring conversational audio quality of voice over internet protocol (voip) are provided. A monitoring system determines a size of an audio file and an available bandwidth.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160133104 

Self-contained security system including voice and video calls via the internet


A security system is provided. The security system includes a control panel located within a secured space, a plurality of sensors coupled to the control panel that detect security events within the secured space, a user interface within the secured area coupled to the control panel, a camera located in the user interface that collects video images in the secured space surrounding the user interface upon activation of one of the plurality of sensors, a sound transducer located in the user interface, a programmed processor within one of the user interface and the control panel that supports voip calls between a called or calling party and the user interface and a control button on the user interface that activates a voip connection with a called or calling party through the user interface and control panel..
Honeywell International Inc.


04/28/16
20160119783 

Method for allocating communication key based on android intelligent mobile terminal


Disclosed is a method for allocating a communication key based on an android intelligent mobile terminal. By establishing a universal secret communication platform on the bottom layer of an android operating system, an intelligent mobile terminal is equipped with the functions of being able to interact with a secret communication support network, receiving a two-level key and using a received service key after decrypting same, thereby being able to provide universal bottom-layer support for a voip secret call, a secret short message, a secret video call, file encryption transmission, secure mobile payment and other communication services which require secrecy support.
Shandong Institute Of Quantum Science And Technology Co., Ltd


04/28/16
20160119484 

Method and systems for controlling media and signaling channels of a voice over internet protocol telephony communication


Methods and systems for controlling media and signaling channels of a voice over internet protocol (voip) telephony communication are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for controlling media and signaling channels of a voice over internet protocol (voip) telephony communication may include transmitting call signaling information over a first network to establish a call between a first device and a second device; transmitting media associated with the call between the first device and the second device over a second network, wherein the first network is different from the second network; determining a third network is available for telephony communications; and transmitting the media associated with the call between the first device and the second device over the third network while the call signaling information continues to be transmitted over the first network..
Vonage Network Llc


04/28/16
20160119483 

Voip voice and messaging application


A software application enables a mobile device to make and receive voice calls, video calls, and text messages over a data network using voip. The application may run in the background and intercept outgoing and incoming calls.
Invariant Telecom


04/28/16
20160119179 

Transparent pstn failover


Novel tools and techniques for implementing transparent pstn failover. In some embodiments, a voip switch might receive a call request for connection between a calling party at a calling telephone number (“tn”) and a called party at a called tn.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc


04/21/16
20160113042 

Method and processing a communication request from a roaming voice over ip terminal


An apparatus and method are disclosed for processing a communication request from a roaming voip terminal. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network proxy having a controller that manages a communications interface in a communication system.

04/21/16
20160112463 

Systems and methods for establishing a telephone connection


Systems for and methods of delivering telephone calls from a voip platform to an internet enabled telecommunication device are disclosed. The voip platform may cause a push notification to be sent to the second telecommunication device in order to initiate an active internet session for connection of a voip call to a virtual number associated with the second telecommunication device..

04/21/16
20160106627 

Systems and methods for medication adherence and acknowledgement


Systems and methods for improving mediation adherence are provided. Various embodiments of the present invention help patients maintain their medication and other healthcare schedules and avoid costly nursing, home health care, assisted living, or nursing home alternatives whenever possible.

04/07/16
20160100062 

Continuation of vendor neutral voip interface devices and compatible portable phones


A voice over internet protocol (voip) interface system for enabling communications between a plain old telephone service (pots) device and a packet data network is disclosed. The voip interface system includes a pots interface configured to communicate pots voice telephone communications and a powered packet-based interface configured to communicate packet-based voice telephone communications with a host computer system that also provides power.

03/31/16
20160095028 

Wireless communication system and wireless base station device


In a wireless communication system including a wireless terminal device wirelessly connectible to both a macro-cell base station and a small-cell base station, all the user-plane signals destined for the wireless terminal device are transmitted to the small-cell base station; a voip signal among the user-plane signals destined for the wireless terminal device is transmitted to the macro-cell base station; the voip signal is wirelessly transmitted from the macro-cell base station to the wireless terminal device; any user-plane signal, among the user-plane signals destined for the wireless terminal device, other than the voip signal is wirelessly transmitted from the small-cell base station to the wireless terminal device.. .
Kddi Corporation


03/24/16
20160087913 

Techniques for packet-switched video telephony setup with qos preconditions


Techniques for setting up a packet-switched video telephony (psvt) call are described. A mobile originated (mo) device may transmit an invitation for the psvt call to a mobile terminated (mt) device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160087903 

Systems and methods to select peered border elements for an ip multimedia session based on quality-of-service


Systems and methods to select peered border elements for a communication session based on quality-of-service (qos) are disclosed. An example method includes selecting a peered border element to handle a communication session based on a list of peered border elements (pbes) and a composite qos parameter of the communication session, the list of pbes being prioritized based on respective statuses of pbes in the list, the first composite qos parameter being based on weighted qos parameters of the communication session including a grade of service (gos) parameter of the communication session and a preferred mode of communication for a voip device of a called party in the communication session, the gos parameter including an attempted performance range and an expected performance range of the communication session; and controlling a second server to generate a qos authorization token to reserve network resources associated with the selected pbe..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/17/16
20160080900 

User plane location services over session initiation protocol (sip)


A method and mechanism to allow a location server to initiate a user plane location service (e.g., supl defined by oma) procedure to a user plane enabled device via instant messaging, or alternatively, via an existing sip session if a multimedia session is already established. The location request is signaled to the user plane enabled device via a sip info message.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080576 

Methods and apparatus to dynamically select a peered voice over internet protocol (voip) border element


Methods and apparatus to select a dynamically peered voice over internet protocol (voip) border element are disclosed. An example method comprises collecting data representative of a dynamic performance of a voice over internet protocol network, prioritizing a selection of a peered border element based on the collected data, and modifying a telephone number mapping (enum) database based on the prioritized selection..
At&t Intellectual Property I., L.p.


03/17/16
20160080270 

Regional independent tandem telephone switch


Implementations of the present disclosure involve an apparatus and/or method for a regional independent tandem switch of a telecommunications network. The tandem switch processes communications between a long distance carrier and a local exchange carrier through a voice over ip (voip) network.
Level 3 Communications, Llc


03/17/16
20160080220 

Apparatus to indicate to a user when a voip communication session is actively established


A voice over internet protocol (voip) detecting apparatus for detecting unintended voip traffic between a voip device and a voip network includes an interface configured to couple between the device and the voip network, a receiver configured to sense packets on the voip network, an indicator, and a processor coupled to a memory device. The processor is configured to receive a plurality of packets sensed by the receiver, determine a packet type for each of the plurality of packets sensed by the receiver, determine the presence of voip traffic based on the determined packet types, and activate the indicator based on the determination of the presence of voip traffic..
Procinctu Group, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077944 

Systems and methods of building sequenceable test methodologies


Networks and applications can have many different profiles. Template configurations can consist of a wide variety of technologies such as ipv4, dhcp, and bgp.
Spirent Communications, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072856 

Cross-process media handling in a voice-over-internet protocol (voip) application platform


A computer-implemented system is provided that facilitates implementation of a voice-over-ip (voip) application. The system includes a host system and a user interface (ui) host process residing on the host system.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/25/16
20160057676 

Techniques for determining a handoff profile between telecommunications networks


Techniques are disclosed for evaluating an ongoing voip call over a combination of ip data communication network connections for purposes of determining when to hand it off to a circuit-switched cellular network connection. Multiple ip stream call quality values x1(i), x2(i), and xb(i) are sampled over a time period (n) of (j) samples for an ongoing telephone call and stored.
Bandwidth.com, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057287 

Ss7 map/lg+ to sip based call signaling conversion gateway for wireless voip e911


An ss7-based call protocol conversion gateway that translates between circuit-switched ss7 protocols and session initiation protocol (sip) oriented protocol, allowing an e911 call initiated over a switched network to be routed by a voip network. The ss7-based call protocol conversion gateway provides a psap with msag quality (street address) information about a voip dual mode phone user without the need for a wireless carrier to invest in building out an entire voip core.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050229 

Voip denial-of-service protection mechanisms from attack


A system and method for providing advanced voice services in a wireless communications network. The system also interfaces to an internet protocol (ip) network to perform the advanced voice services for mobile units in the ip network and includes a protection mechanism against voice-over-ip (voip) denial-of-service (dos) attacks utilizing advanced group services (ags)..
Kodiak Networks, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050179 

Method and provisioning traversal using relays around network address translation (turn) credential and servers


Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for provisioning traversal using relays around network address translation (turn) credentials and servers for network address translation/firewall (nat/fw) traversal via a voice-over-internet-protocol/web real-time communication (voip/webrtc) signaling channel. The method comprises receiving, at a signaling gateway, a signaling message from a first electronic device (ed) when the first electronic device registers with the signaling gateway or sends other signaling messages for requesting a turn credential.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050061 

Fingerprint authernticated touchsceeen contolled cascaded 3g-ofdm mobile systems


Receiving and demodulating in a mobile device orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) modulated signal into ofdm baseband signal for converting ofdm baseband signal into spread spectrum baseband signal for modulating and transmitting the spectrum signal. The spread spectrum baseband signal contains cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature phase baseband signals.

02/11/16
20160044568 

Techniques for determining a handoff profile between telecommunications networks


Techniques are disclosed for evaluating an ongoing voip over wifi call for purposes of determining when to hand it off to a circuit-switched cellular network connection. 802.11 wifi call quality values x(i) over a sampled time period (n) of (j) samples for an ongoing telephone call over an 802.11 wifi communication link are obtained and stored.
Bandwidth.com, Inc.


02/11/16
20160044528 

Method of and a network server and mobile user equipment for providing chat/voip services in a mobile telecommunications network


A method of and an application server and user equipment for providing at least one of chat and voice over internet protocol, chat/voip, services to the mobile user equipment in a mobile telecommunications network. The mobile user equipment comprises a chat/voip client for accessing a chat/voip service application interfacing the mobile telecommunications network.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/11/16
20160044176 

Converged voice mail services


Novel tools and techniques for providing enhanced services to telephone subscribers with multiple telephone lines, which can include one or more traditional telephone lines, wireless telephone lines, internet protocol-based telephone lines, and/or the like. For example, certain tools can provide a subscriber with a unified voice mailbox for a plurality of the subscriber's telephone lines.
Qwest Communications International Inc.


02/11/16
20160044052 

System and rogue voip phone detection and managing voip phone mobility


A method and a system track network access information for authorized network devices. The access information facilitates tracking movement of the device throughout the network.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037389 

System for providing mobile voip


A system for providing handoff for a mobile devices comprising a mobile phone programmed to automatically handover between differing data bearers and to optimally detect those bearers in a roaming environment keeping power consumption to a minimum. Repeating means for these mobile devices to extend the range of coverage and the protocol for that coverage..

01/28/16
20160028882 

Monitoring voice over internet protocol (voip) quality during an ongoing call


A method for calculating a mean opinion score (mos) during an ongoing voice over internet protocol (voip) call is provided. The method may include determining a time delay between a voip source and a voip destination connected by a communications network.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160028881 

Monitoring voice over internet protocol (voip) quality during an ongoing call


A method for calculating a mean opinion score (mos) during an ongoing voice over internet protocol (voip) call is provided. The method may include determining a time delay between a voip source and a voip destination connected by a communications network.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160021260 

Linking existing wi fi access points into unified network for voip


A plurality of users are associated with a system having at least one information processor coupled to a communication network. Multiple wireless access points to the communication network are provided; and multiple of the users associated with the system are provided voip access to the communication network via the access points..
Fon Wireless Limited


01/14/16
20160014269 

Method for measuring processing delays of voice-over ip devices


A system and method for recording analog signals exchanged between a telephone device and a voip device, capturing packets exchanged between the voip device and an ip network, determining analog time values corresponding to analog characteristics of the analog signals, determining digital time values corresponding to digital characteristics of the packets, determining a common reference time for the analog time values and digital time values and determining a processing delay based on the analog time values and the digital time values.. .
At & T Intellectual Property I, L.p.


01/14/16
20160014232 

Voice over internet protocol (voip) mobility detection


A mobility event for a voip user is detected, with an estimated confidence/certainty that the voip user in fact moved. In response, a user is prompted to cause an update to their registration and/or location information.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


01/14/16
20160014099 

System and secure voip communication


A system, method and computer program product for secure voice over ip (voip) communications between computer devices, including a mobile device having a voice over ip (voip) application running thereon; a memory device having an encryption and decryption application, and an audio interface application running thereon; and a bus for providing communication between the mobile device and the memory device. The encryption and decryption application is configured to encrypt data transmitted to and received from the voip application over the bus.
Icelero Inc


01/07/16
20160007180 

Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ansi-41 and voip emergency services protocols


A protocol converter or translator between ansi-41 orreqs and voip v2 messaging. The protocol converter may alternatively (or also) provide conversion between gms map and voip v2 messaging.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


12/31/15
20150382280 

Method and system for automatic seamless mobility


A telecommunication system and method for automatically and seamlessly switching voice calls on a wireless mobile device between different wireless network services during the same conversation without user interaction and without being noticeable to the parties on the call. For example, a voice call at a mobile device using the services of a wireless wide area network (e.g., gsm/gprs cellular network) may be switched over to a wireless local area network (e.g., 802.11 wireless network), and vice versa, while the call is in progress and without any input from the parties on the call.
Blackberry Limited


12/31/15
20150381820 

Mobile electronic communications using internet protocol


A database stores unique associations between account identifiers and mobile-network telephone numbers assigned by a mobile network to mobile communications devices. The account identifiers are also associated with voice-over-ip (voip) telephone numbers.
Enflick Inc.


12/31/15
20150381719 

Controlling registration floods in voip networks via dns


A mechanism controls global synchronization, or registration floods, that may result when a large number of endpoints in a voice over internet protocol (voip) network such as an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) come online simultaneously after a catastrophic failure. The mechanism allows the domain name system (dns) infrastructure to efficiently control the overload condition by registering user end points with backup border elements, and by staggering and by randomizing the time-to-live (ttl) parameter in registrations with backup border elements..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


12/31/15
20150381463 

Systems and methods for coexistence of mbms and voip services


Systems and methods for coexistence of multimedia broadcast multicast services (mbms) and voice over internet protocol (voip) services are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of operation of a network node in a cellular communications network is provided.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


12/24/15
20150373522 

Automated location determination to support voip e911 using self-surveying techniques for ad hoc wireless networks


Network devices in an ad-hoc wireless network self-survey themselves as necessary for approximate location or precise position information, based on methods employed, particularly useful for a non-open-sky environment. A wifi access point (ap) with or without an internal gps receiver and location conveyance support may utilize the mesh technique.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


12/24/15
20150373488 

Solutions for voice over internet protocol (voip) 911 location services


An e-9-1-1 voice-over-ip (voip) solution is provided wherein a 911 call from a mobile voip device is routed directly to the correct public safety answer point (psap) via dedicated trunks, together with correct location information and call-back number. Voip gateways are implemented locally, at least one per lata, and accept voip packetized data inbound, and convert it to standard wireline voice calls.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


12/24/15
20150373173 

Unified user experience for smart phone with default integrated voip voice, voip messaging, voip video, and voip conferencing capabilities


A smart phone includes voip circuitry that enables the smart phone to make and receive voice and video calls and text messages over a data network using voip. The smart phone also includes gsm circuitry that enables the smart phone to make and receive voice and text messages through a gsm network.
Invariant Telecom, Llc.


12/24/15
20150373061 

Managing voice over internet protocol (voip) communications


The disclosed embodiments include a computer implemented method for managing network communications. In one embodiment, the method includes gathering, using performance information packet (pip) data packets, network performance information from a communications network that includes network performance information from a set of egress points between the communications network and an outside network.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc


12/17/15
20150365811 

Enhanced e911 network access for a call center using session initiation protocol (sip) messaging


A switched emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is converted into a session initiation protocol (sip) packetized phone call at the call center, and routed over an ip network, for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the enhanced 911 network. This provides a psap receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


12/17/15
20150365539 

Voip terminal and ringing parameter setting method therefor


Provided are a voip terminal and a ringing parameter setting method therefor. An application scenario detecting module of the voip terminal detects an application scenario of the voip terminal, and sends a detection result to a parameter matching module of the voip terminal, the parameter matching module matches a ringing parameter according to the detection result, and then a parameter setting module of the voip terminal sets the voip terminal according to the ringing parameter obtained by the matching.
Zte Corporation


12/17/15
20150363737 

Performance sales tracking for a business


A computer-implemented method to automate sales performance analysis for a business is described. Voice over internet protocol (voip) data related to the business is observed.
Vivint, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363721 

Voice over internet protocol relay integration for field service management


A voip relay integration management system including a service management application and a voip phone server that monitor and gather client interaction data between a client and a field agent. The system accepts a selection of service phone method, from a plurality of selection methods, for the field agent to use to call the client, and enables or disables the selection per the field agent.
E Service Inc.


12/10/15
20150358458 

Overload control for session setups


A centralised server system (12, 18) is arranged to monitor overload restriction requirements of session control nodes (21a-d) within a globally scalable voip and multimedia network (20) in order to handle session set-up requests. An overload status module (38) in the server system receives overload status messages (22) from the session control nodes and based on these messages and the demand on each session control node determined from session set-up requests, the server system (12, 18) selects which session control nodes (21a-d) as well as which of their associated interconnects to other networks to include in a session setup response (6) to a session setup request (5) from a source session control node (21a-d)..
British Telecommunications Public Limited Company


12/10/15
20150358457 

Digital telecommunications call management and monitoring system


The present invention discloses a centralized, digital, computer-based telephone call management system for authenticating users of a telephone system in an institutional facility. The system includes the capacity to allow an institution to control, record, monitor, and bill and report usage and access to a telephone network.
Global Tel*link Corporation


12/10/15
20150358367 

Method and system for implementing integrated voice over internet protocol in a cloud-based network


A system for implementing voip over a cloud-based network includes a first edge proxy server operatively connected to a plurality of target proxy servers to receive resource information from one or more of the target proxy servers. Each target proxy server is associated with the cloud-based network.
Zte (usa) Inc.


12/10/15
20150358362 

Dynamic application integration associated with telephonic communications through hosted voip pbx using client-side integration proxy


A system for collecting information associated with a telephonic communication made through a voip system by dynamically integrating a plurality of end user software applications including a client side integration proxy in electronic communication with a hosted voip pbx. The client side integration proxy includes its own api for communicating and exchanging data with a plurality of end user software applications.
Vonage Business Solutions, Inc.


12/03/15
20150351074 

Activation of voice over internet protocol applications based on push notifications


Systems and methods are described for communicating between voip applications installed on a mobile computing device and their corresponding servers using a cloud-based notification infrastructure. In one aspect, a method is performed by a notification handler executing on a mobile computing device and includes the actions of maintaining a persistent network connection between the notification handler and a notification server associated with the notification handler; receiving, over the persistent network connection, an incoming call notification for a voip application installed on the mobile computing device, the received incoming call notification being relayed by the notification server from a voip server to which the voip application is associated; determining, in response to the receiving of the incoming call notification, that the voip application is in an inactive state; and activating the voip application on the mobile computing device to provide information relating to the received incoming call notification..
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150350899 

Authentication volte


The present invention provides voip authentication in 4g volte, and also provides an extra authentication method of volte for achieving communication security. The key point of the extra authentication method of volte is: when a 4g mobile phone is turned on for the first time, a security registration sequence number will be random generated by the 4g mobile phone, and sent with imsi and imei through tls to an account assignment server for comparison and storage.
National Taipei University Of Technology


12/03/15
20150350080 

Determining capacity of virtual devices in a voice over internet protocol system


A method for determining a capacity of a virtual machine configured as a telephony device in a voip system includes determining a resource configuration of the virtual machine including a number of cpu cores, a cpu clock rate, or a memory size. The virtual machine may be configured as a trunk, conference bridge, phone switch, session border controller, router, or another device in the voip system.
Shoretel, Inc.


11/26/15
20150341769 

Voice over internet protocol (voip) e911 metro street address guide (msag) validation


An overlay list of msag-valid addresses is created for use in lieu of (or in addition to) the lat/lon or postal address which otherwise would go with an e911 voip 911 call. This overlays the nation with a series of msag-addressed polygons, with center points identified in those polygons, and msag-valid addresses provided to the psaps for those centers, preferably along with the original latitude/longitude coordinates..
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


11/12/15
20150327147 

Telephone with automatic switching between cellular and voip networks


A mobile communication device includes, in part, a cellular communication module, a first antenna adapted to receive and transmit data between the mobile communication module and a cellular network, a wireless fidelity (wi-fi) communication module, a second antenna adapted to receive and transmit data between the wi-fi communication module and a voip network, a signal monitoring circuit, and a switching circuit adapted to switch an existing communication from the cellular communication module to the wi-fi communication module or vice versa.. .
Vasu Networks Corporation


11/12/15
20150327123 

Delay and jitter limited wireless mesh network scheduling


Schedule and channel assignment (sca) in a wireless mesh network (wmn) is disclosed. A method includes: forming a representation of a sequence of permutation matrices from an n×n rate matrix.

11/12/15
20150327074 

System and facilitating secure voice communication over a network


The present invention involves providing secure voice over ip (voip) communications to a mobile communications device. Specifically, the disclosed systems and methods enable a standard remote communications device (e.g., a cellular telephone) to utilize the secure communications interoperability protocol (scip) as designed by the u.s.
Apriva, Llc


11/05/15
20150319564 

Method for routing data packets using an ip address based on geo position


Method of routing data over a network in which contact is made with a home network to determine the reported geo-position, using this geo-position to transmit data to the device over a path through a node in which the node reads the geo-position, accesses a list of possible recipients and their geo-positions, compares its location to the positions, selects a recipient based at least in part on the proximity of the recipient to the device, and transmits the data over the best path. Eventually, the device becomes the recipient.
Lightwaves Systems, Inc.


11/05/15
20150319310 

Converged voice services


Novel tools and techniques for providing a subscriber with converged voice services, in which calls to one of the subscriber's telephone numbers is routed to some or all of the subscriber's telephone numbers (e.g., sequentially or simultaneously, depending on system configuration and/or subscriber preference). Some implementations employ a voip switch to handle call distribution among the subscriber's various phone lines, even if some (or all) of the subscribers telephone lines are not voip lines.
Qwest Communications International Inc.


11/05/15
20150317744 

Coverage for transmission of data apparatus and method


The present invention provides systems and methods which afford a technical application for insuring, bonding, and underwriting a transmission of a data set, streaming data, and/or document over the internet through tcp/ip and all other electronic media such as wap, voip, fiber optic channels, microwave channels, and through standard electrical switches, electrical outlets and power lines. The present invention includes a computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions to cause a system perform a method for insuring, bonding, and/or underwriting data transmission.
Transurety Llc


10/29/15
20150312738 

Systems and methods for obtaining in building location data for voip phones from network elements


An emergency call handling system can route an emergency call received from a caller to an appropriate public safety answering point (psap) and provide the psap with an emergency response location (erl) of the caller. The erl of the caller can include, in addition to a civic address, floor, wing, sector, room, etc., information associated with the caller.
Connexon Telecom, Inc.


10/29/15
20150312418 

System for integrating voip client for audio conferencing


Aspects of the present disclosure disclose system, apparatus and methods for providing an integrated web conferencing. In various aspects, the disclosure is directed to integrating a voip client for audio conferencing with a web client.
Level 3 Communications, Llc


10/29/15
20150312098 

Network terminal and display method therefor


Disclosed is a display method for a network terminal. The method includes that: a network terminal tracks and acquires network connection startup information and voip application information, and displays the information; the network terminal receives a running information query instruction from a user, acquires the running information required by the running information query instruction and displays the running information.
Zte Corporation


10/22/15
20150304504 

Alternate routing of communications in a packet-based network


A method for performing alternate and therefore least cost routing in distributed h.323 voice over ip (voip) networks is provided. With this method, the voip network consists of a hierarchy of gatekeeper (gk) functions to provide alternate routing, network element redundancy, and scalability.
Level 3 Communications, Llc


10/22/15
20150304370 

Cloud voice over internet protocol communication substitute for channel radio based communication


Technologies and implementations for facilitating channel-based communication via voip are generally disclosed. Example methods may include receiving a communication preference from the plurality receive a communication preference from a number of mobile devices of mobile devices, receiving a status identifier from the plurality of mobile devices and designating one or more of the plurality of mobile devices as belonging to a communication group based at least in part on the received communication preferences and the received receive a status identifier from the mobile devices status identifiers..
Empire Technology Development Llc


10/22/15
20150304352 

System and detecting security exposures of voip devices


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for detecting security exposures of voice over internet protocol (voip) devices. One of the methods includes obtaining data identifying a source internet protocol (ip) address associated with a communication device that has been provisioned with configuration files for voip services; determining that a voip phone configuration interface is exposed over an untrusted network at the source ip address; and determining that the communication device associated with the source ip address has a security exposure based at least in part on determining that the voip phone configuration interface is exposed over the untrusted network at the source ip address..
Ringcentral, Inc.


10/15/15
20150296079 

Gateway and delaying telephone ringing


A gateway in network telephone system screens voip and pstn calls received and activates or does not activate an audible ringing of a local telephone device according to certain conditions, to prevent telephone harassment. The gateway includes modules, to establish a familiar number table, to detect whether a call has a caller id, whether the caller id is stored in the familiar number table, and whether the call duration exceeds certain time periods..

10/15/15
20150295834 

Method for providing tiered load balancing for a hosted voice-over internet protocol (voip) private branch exchange (pbx)


A system and method is provided for two-tiered load balancing on a hosted voice-over internet protocol (voip) private branch exchange (pbx). The system includes a plurality of client devices, at least one device load balancer, and at least one call load balancer.

10/15/15
20150295769 

Virtual local loops


Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for implementing a high-quality video over internet protocol (voip) network accessible through a public network, such as the internet. More particularly, a user of a telecommunication network may access the voip through an internet connection or other public network connection and is then connected to a virtual local loop for transmission across the voip.

10/08/15
20150289092 

User plane location services over session initiation protocol (sip)


A method and mechanism to allow a location server to initiate a user plane location service (e.g., supl defined by oma) procedure to a user plane enabled device via instant messaging, or alternatively, via an existing sip session if a multimedia session is already established. The location request is signaled to the user plane enabled device via a sip info message.

10/08/15
20150288820 

Agent service call switch system and method in call centre


An agent service call switch system and method in a call centre are provided, which includes that a vcm modifies a data base and adds a service number for switch in an agent service number list; an agent selects a pstn number or a plmn number as a service number after switch, and sends an update message to a cti module to update the service number of the agent; the cti module sends a logout message about a service number before switch, namely a voip number, to an acd module; the agent sends an unregister message to the acd module to unregister the voip number; the acd module sends an acknowledgement message to the agent and the cti module respectively, so as to complete the switch of the service number. The system and method achieve seamless and smooth switch when an agent is temporarily off the seat, implement switch of an agent service call, meet the disaster recovery requirement of an audio channel of the agent service and realize agent service continuity, and meet the construction and maintenance requirement of a customer for low system investment and easy operation..

10/08/15
20150288815 

Internet protocol text relay for hearing impaired users


An ip text relay is described herein, to facilitate communication through the use of voip or internet telephone system between people of hearing impaired and non hearing impaired. This service and device will enable users to communicate with users of hearing via assistance of an operator who will transcribe..

10/08/15
20150288786 

Fixed station interface for legacy base station equipment


An interface device for provisioning internet protocol (ip) communications to be established for base station equipment that employ proprietary device specific protocols. A fixed station interface (fsi) translates between a v.24 high-level-data-link control (hdlc) protocols used for external data connections on base station equipment to a voice-over-internet-protocol (voip) open-standard protocol.

10/01/15
20150281806 

Relay switching circuit


A relay switching circuit to route outgoing telephone calls between a voip and a landline and with a surge voltage protection includes a first relay, a second relay, a first control circuit, and a second control circuit. The first relay connects with a foreign exchange station (fxs) port and an fxs circuit to control a connection between the fxs port and the fxs circuit.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


10/01/15
20150281291 

Caller-id for redirected calls from sip-pbx


Facilitating voice over internet protocol (voip) phone calls where at least a portion of the phone call relies upon signaling exchanged as part of a session initiated protocol (sip) session conducted through a sip private branch exchange (sip-pbx) is contemplated. Caller-id and/or security measures may be implemented to enable caller-id when the sip-pbx is untrusted..
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.


10/01/15
20150281169 

Techniques for voip provider interconnection over the internet using a shared subscriber contact identifier translation service


A computer-implemented method, an apparatus and a recording medium are provided for facilitating access by a subscriber over a communications network. The method comprises: acquiring a query message comprising a subscriber contact identifier associated with the subscriber; responsive to acquiring the query message: identifying a plurality of communications endpoint identifiers associated with the subscriber contact identifier, each communications endpoint identifier being associated with a communications device and reachability information, wherein the reachability information reflects a degree of subscriber accessibility via the communications device; and providing a response to the query message comprising at least one of the plurality of the communications endpoint identifiers, wherein the at least one of the plurality of the communications endpoint identifiers is selected based at least in part on the reachability information.
Ringcentral, Inc.


09/24/15
20150271799 

Method for allocating resource in lte system


A fractional resource block (rb) allocation method which enables resource allocation in a unit smaller than rb to improve the capacity of voice over internet protocol (voip) in a long term evolution (lte) system is provided. The method includes generating modulation symbols streams by performing channel coding and modulation on transport blocks corresponding to first and second data to be transmitted to respective users, multiplexing the modulation symbols stream alternately in unit of two continuous modulation symbols, and transmitting the multiplexed modulation symbol stream as mapped to corresponding resource.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


09/24/15
20150271445 

Advanced real-time ip communication in a mobile terminal


A method of making voice over internet protocol (voip) calls, legacy circuit calls, sending/receiving short message service (sms) over long term evolution (lte) modem or a legacy modem on a mobile terminal with both kinds of modems, and providing all legacy modem functions is disclosed. In addition, methods for dynamic selection of radio in a mobile terminal capable of rich communications services (rcs) capabilities, and a method for redirecting rcs traffic to an alternate network interface is also disclosed.
D2 Technologies, Inc.


09/24/15
20150271335 

Integrating telephony and voice mail routing


A data processing system comprises call processing logic comprising a voice mail subsystem, or a call management subsystem configured to process voice-over-ip (voip) calls, or both a voice mail subsystem and a call management subsystem; service advertisement logic coupled to the call processing logic and operable to send one or more service advertisement messages by unicast to a remote peer data processing system that is also configured with compatible service advertisement logic, wherein the remote peer data processing system is located in a different lan segment than the data processing system; and each service advertisement message comprises one or more network addresses associated with the call processing logic, and one or more data sets each comprising an identifier value, a first value that indicates that the identifier value is associated with a telephone extension, and a second value that indicates that the identifier value is associated with a voice mailbox.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.


09/17/15
20150264090 

Edca operation to improve voip performance in a dense network


This disclosure relates to wireless communication techniques for high short packet density scenarios. According to some embodiments, a wireless device may determine whether a wireless medium is experiencing crowded short packet conditions during a first period of time.
Apple Inc.


09/17/15
20150264089 

Voice over ip (voip) network infrastructure components and method


A voice over internet protocol communication system and method provides infrastructure components as intermediaries between networks, the components include multi-protocol session controllers and a multi-protocol signaling switch as well as a management system. The session controllers process calls and participate in the calls that flow through it.
Genband Us Llc




Voip topics: Internet Protocol, Voice Over Internet Protocol, Communications, Traffic Management System, Telecommunication, Terminal Device, Heterogeneous, Mobile Phones, Mobile Phone, Heterogeneous Network, Digital Network, Alarm System, Digital Communications, Voip Gateway, Proxy Server

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