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8908845 Method, device and system for implementing customized ring back tone service and customized ring tone service  
A method, device and system for implementing a customized ring back tone service and a customized ring tone service are disclosed. The method includes: a second server receives a first early media...
8903431 Location stamping and logging of electronic events and habitat generation  
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the detection, location stamping, and logging of electronic events and subsequent generation of habitat information. According to...
8903062 Telecommunications least cost routing system  
Methods, systems and apparatus for populating a least cost routing database. In one aspect, a method includes receiving from a carrier a bid for routing a telephone call to a destination;...
8903068 Method and apparatus for providing personal mobility features in a telecommunications environment  
Personal mobility, multiparty control, and device augmentation features are provided within a voice-over-Internet protocol environment, such as a distributed feature composition (DFC)...
8903069 Interactive content for click-to-call calls  
In a click-to-call (C2C) communication environment, a web client of a computing terminal is configured to initiate a C2C call when a user selects a call tag provided in a web page being presented...
8903067 Apparatus and method for automatically refreshing a display of a telephone  
Methods and apparatus for refreshing a display of a telephone. A telephone apparatus includes a telephone having a display panel and function by which a user can access a plurality of communication...
8903071 Method and apparatus of applying call suppression measures to restrict phone calls  
A determination of whether to perform telephone call blocking includes initiating a telephone call from a call server, determining whether the call is a solicitation call and determining the area...
8903066 Portable system for institutional telephone service provision  
One exemplary embodiment provides a device comprising: a connection panel configured to accept a removable connection to a telephone of a controlled access residential institution; a network router...
8903073 Systems and methods for visual presentation and selection of IVR menu  
Embodiments of the invention provide a system for generating an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) database, the system comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory...
8891747 Method and apparatus for assessing the status of work waiting for service  
The present invention provides a system and method for assessing the status of work waiting for service in a work queue or a work pool. Work items are placed in the work queue or work pool and have...
8891750 Identifying recycled telephone numbers  
An automated method begins by receiving a list of numbers that have been de-activated by a carrier. Periodically, and for each number, a request is made to identify a current carrier for the...
8891749 System and method for providing emergency wireline telephone services to residences  
A system and method for providing wireline telephone services may include providing wireline telephone services to a residence to enable a user to place telephone calls. In response to receiving an...
8891748 System and method for establishing a call  
A system and method for providing a voice communication service between a first user and a second user after the first user and the second user are communicating via a non-voice communication...
8886721 Short impromptu communications in presence-based systems  
An apparatus and methods are disclosed for enabling certain types of communications to occur, even when presence information might indicate that a particular user is unavailable. In the...
8884736 Multiple system and presence-based call processing  
Processing communications to and from multiple communications systems based on user preferences and based on presence information for one or more users of the communications systems is provided. A...
8885807 Systems and methods for facilitating conference calls using security keys  
Systems and methods are described that facilitate a conference call between a plurality of communication devices. The method may comprise: providing a first primary communication device; providing...
8885810 Telephone communication control apparatus, telephone communication system and telephone communication control method used for the same  
A telephone communication control apparatus is provided that ensures a user to be reached by a person who is calling the user without requiring the user to open a number, which identifies the user,...
8885809 Techniques for bypassing call screening in a call messaging system  
Techniques for bypassing call screening in a call messaging system. In one embodiment, for example, a method performed by one or more computing devices comprises: receiving an incoming call from a...
8885800 Home gateway terminal system  
A method of accessing a dedicated phone or Internet service at a remote location includes providing a system having a terminal, a phone, and a USB stick that is adapted to be used with a data-only...
8879711 Method and apparatus for network maintenance and supervision of a controlled on-board audio portion  
A method for network maintenance and supervision of an on-board controlled audio agent, the method constituted of: providing a plurality of audio portions, each of the provided audio portions being...
8879704 Notification to users of events  
A method and system for notifying users of events. User activity of a user is monitored, based on user notification information in a storage location. The user notification information pertains to...
8879703 System method and device for providing tailored services when call is on-hold  
Embodiments of the present invention enable a telephone calling device to monitor information exchanged between the device and a destination after establishing a telephone call with the...
8879705 Method, device, and terminal for implementing incoming call protection  
The present invention discloses a method, a device, and a terminal for implementing incoming call protection. The method includes: determining, according to a frequency for operating a terminal by...
8879545 Methods and apparatus to route a communication session directly to a voicemail mailbox  
Methods and apparatus to route a communication session directly to a voicemail mailbox are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a communication session initiation message from a caller...
8873729 Methods, systems, and products for providing ring tones  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for processing a ring tone. An electronic database is queried for a calling number, and contact information associated with the calling number is...
8873726 Telephone exchange system, communication apparatus, telephone incoming call method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program  
A telephone incoming call control unit 21B of a communication apparatus B 20B counts the total number of incoming calls and the number of incoming calls for each communication type indicating the...
8873725 Methods and apparatus for authenticating and authorizing ENUM registrants  
AIN based methods and apparatus for authenticating and authorizing people to register information corresponding to a telephone number, e.g., in an ENUM database, are described. The methods of the...
8874098 Devices, systems and methods for managing custom alpha tags  
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for a subscriber of services on a network to display a custom operator name or alpha tag on the subscriber mobile communications device. The custom alpha...
8873736 Process for capturing site maintenance and repair information and creating a closeout package in near real time  
A process and system for capturing site maintenance and repair information and creating a closeout package in near real time. The process involves an on-site technician calling into a call center...
8873727 Method for determining a correct international phone number of a contact  
A system and method for determining a correct international telephone number for a contact, based on the location of the user, the optional location of the contact and a set of rules representing...
8873719 Active assailant protocol for emergency dispatch  
Systems and methods are provided to guide an emergency dispatcher in responding to emergency calls involving an active assailant. The systems and methods can include an emergency police dispatch...
8868045 Method and apparatus for interfacing to communications messages  
A user interface system is provided for managing communications messages of a communications device supporting voice and data services. The user interface system is operative to receive a data...
8868644 Mechanism for message prefetching in an intermittently connected offline-capable mobile web application  
A request to update a list of conversations is sent to a server. At least a portion of each conversation in the list of conversations is stored on the client. A plurality of updates is received...
8867722 Source selection for conference bridges  
The present invention provides an audio source selection process for a conference bridge. The conference bridge receives multiple audio sources and selects at least one of the audio sources based...
8867717 Dynamic device pairing with control session establishment  
A communication system, method, and components are described. Specifically, a communication method is disclosed which enables a media device and control device to be dynamically paired to one...
8868053 Communication delivery filter for mobile device  
Messages received by a mobile device can be processed in one of at least two modes. In the normal mode, the messages are handled in accordance with the normal settings of the mobile device. In the...
8867534 Data device to speech service bridge  
The present invention provides a data device to speech service bridge. The bridge allows packet-based devices, such as, for example, the PDA and 2.5/3G cellular phone, to access voice services.
8867718 Automated electronic telecommunications order translation and processing  
Systems and method for processing orders for telecommunications services are disclosed. Generally a telecommunications transaction set of an electronic data interchange standard is received, the...
8868427 System and method for updating information in electronic calendars  
Systems and methods for updating electronic calendar information. Speech is received from a user at a vehicle telematics unit (VTU), wherein the speech is representative of information related to a...
8861703 System and method for reconnecting a device to a group call  
A system and method for reestablishing a voice communications session moderated by a group call server between two or more telephony devices. The method is performed by a processor monitoring the...
8861695 System and method for sending data using caller ID  
A communication system receives data that does not pertain to an attempted initial establishment of a communication. The communication system uses a new message format under an existing analog...
8863240 Method and system for smart card migration  
Methods and systems are disclosed for transitioning an existing in-use phone number between an first smart card and a second smart card.
8862094 System and method for modifying calling behavior  
A method for modified dialing behavior includes capturing a dialing stream in a virtual input buffer, comparing the dialing stream of the calling party to a history of dialing streams stored in a...
8861691 Methods for managing telecommunication service and devices thereof  
A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and a service management computing device comprises obtaining one or more call detail records associated with one or more customers from one or...
8855271 Intelligent disposition manager  
When a communication is directed to an intended recipient, a determination may be made by an intelligent communication disposition manager as to whether one or more available communication devices...
8855274 System and method of providing caller identification information  
Systems and methods for providing caller identification information are provided. A method of providing caller identification information may include receiving caller identification information...
8855294 Dialling phone numbers  
Method and apparatus for effecting a voice communication between user terminals connected via a communication network include displaying a menu of country options to a user and receiving a number...
8855282 Method, system and apparatus for implementing multimedia ring back tone service  
A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a...
8855283 Providing enhanced wireline services  
Novel tools and techniques that provide enhanced wireline services at one or more known wireline locations. In some cases, these tools and techniques involve determining that a subscriber is at one...
8855612 Systems and methods of terminating telephony communications to mobile telephony devices  
Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The...