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7764955 Method and system for routing a call based on calling device type  
A method and system for routing a call based on calling device type is disclosed. In a communication network, an originating switch may receive a call request from a calling device seeking to...
7756116 Supplementary services using secure media  
In one particular embodiment, the secure media includes information sent using secure real-time transfer protocol (sRTP). Supplementary services may include call transfers, forwards/redirects,...
7756262 Computer-based telephone call management  
Some embodiments provide a telephone and a computing device coupled to the telephone, the computing device to selectively route telephone call signals to the telephone based on user-specified rules.
7756253 Methods and systems for providing foreign call back number compatibility for VoIP E9-1-1 calls  
Systems and methods provide foreign call back number compatibility. The systems and methods receive a local telephone number assigned to a subscriber, the subscriber having a non-local telephone...
7751385 Systems and methods for collecting and disbursing participant identifying data  
Methods and systems for assigning participant identifying data to network transmission events. Participant identifying data and identifying data related to a network transmission event are...
7751546 Call transfer system, method and network devices  
In a call transfer of a call there is an original calling network device, an original recipient of the call, and a transferee of the call. Systems, network devices, and methods are provided for...
7751545 Enhanced call pickup  
In one embodiment, a method for enhanced call pickup includes accessing data indicating a current status of each of one or more users in a call pickup group (CPG) with respect to an incoming phone...
7751547 Extending a call to a telecommunications terminal through an intermediate point  
A method and apparatus are disclosed that enable a call-processing server to extend a received call out to a telecommunications terminal endpoint, wherein the terminal, such as a hotel room phone,...
7751544 Method and system for driving an indicating element on a terminal  
A terminal operated at a switching facility has at least one indicating element which indicates operating modes of another terminal allocated to the indicating element. The other terminal is...
7742589 Distinctive call waiting based on a redirecting number  
The disclosure is directed to a method of providing a distinctive call waiting tone based on a redirecting number. The method includes receiving a call from an originating device at a redirecting...
7738644 Methods, systems, and computer program products for flexible call jumping  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for flexible call jumping are disclosed. According to one method, an indication is received from a calling phone for initiating a call with a called...
7734908 Protected IP telephony calls using encryption  
Communication information transmitted in the broadband communication system may be in a packet format and secured using encryption techniques, for example encryption software, including a means...
7730188 Virtual voice/company/office network tool kit, method, and computer program product  
A method, system, and computer program product for creating, maintaining and destroying virtual environments. Preprogrammed software objects that perform predetermined functions are created and...
7724887 User interface for call history  
Techniques for using call history for voice data over a packet-switched network includes receiving call history data that indicates a redirected network identity that served as a target of a...
7724889 System and method for utilizing confidence levels in automated call routing  
A call routing system prompts a caller for information and receives a response from the caller. Based on the caller's response, a confidence value is assigned to the call. The confidence value can...
7715531 Charting audible choices  
In one embodiment, a system and method for charting audible choices comprises determining if an option is offered; selecting the option if the option is offered; and saving a result, wherein the...
7711098 Method for call forwarding without hairpinning and with split billing  
A call is forwarded by connecting the call between an originating location and a forwarding location without connecting the call through a terminating location. The originating location is...
7711101 Direct calling to devices via a shared telephone number  
The present invention provides a technique for directly calling telephones via a shared telephone number, which telephones do not have telephone numbers in the address space of the Public Switched...
7702310 Load balancing management of communications sessions in a communications management network  
A communications management network for managing subscribers' communication sessions. The management network includes multiple sets of session management modules or servers (e.g., Intelligent...
7688953 Rate control in communications systems  
Communications rate control is described. The rate control includes receiving a message addressed to a client device of a user. A determination is made as to a category of the message. Data of the...
7684374 Handling of multimedia call sessions and attachments using multi-network simulcasting  
A method and apparatus supporting the handling of multimedia information using simulcasting using a broadband access gateway are disclosed. A broadband access gateway supporting both a personal...
7680260 Detecting a voice mail system answering a call  
An apparatus and method are disclosed that enable a private branch exchange to determine that a voice mail system has answered a call, without some of the disadvantages in the prior art. The...
7668559 Smart call delivery with GIS integration  
A method of delivering a call to a called party's device. The method includes receiving a call directed to a wireline device and validating that a telephone number of the wireline device is...
7668157 Presence based telephony  
A device is provided including a processor and a display configured to list more than one presence enabled contact. A user agent is configured to indicate an availability status of the device to a...
7664248 Call forwarding to voice mail systems based on redirecting number  
A method and system is presented to route calls to a voicemail system. The method includes receiving a call from an originating device at a first redirecting device and forwarding the call from...
7664247 Methods and apparatus for integrating automatic route selection with AIN services  
Methods and apparatus for providing automatic route selection (ARS) services through the use of advanced intelligent network (AIN) functionality are described. AIN based ARS services are provided...
7664510 Location-based forwarding of a communication  
The invention provides a method and a system for forwarding a telephone call. The inventive method includes receiving a telephone call from a calling party line to a called party line, determining...
7664244 Method and system for providing calling number restoral  
A system and method for restoring the original calling number in a call routed through an out-of-network enhanced service provider to a forwarding destination. The system comprises a service...
7660597 Internet telephone system, call connection controller, terminal association method used therein and its program  
A PBX, when notified information of an originating manipulation such as dialing of a receiver's number from a keyboard connected with a PC, judges whether an origination request is from the PC or...
7657016 Apparatus, system and method for monitoring a call forwarded to a network-based voice mail system  
An apparatus, system and method for monitoring calls that have been forwarded to a network-based voice mail system (VMS). The VMS receives the forwarded call and sends a start of greeting signal...
7656889 IP-based voice/video communication system and call pickup/forwarding method  
An IP based voice/video communication system and call pickup/forwarding method and a program storage device, readable by a machine, tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by the...
7653191 Voice call routing by dynamic personal profile  
Dynamic telephone call routing. A voice service initiates a voice call session on a data communication network in response to an incoming telephone call directed to a user and generates a...
7653190 Methods, system and article for providing a family telecommunication service using an originating dual-tone multi-frequency trigger  
A menu is provided in a telephone call. The menu provides a plurality of destination options including a first destination option for a residence of a family, a second destination option for a...
7636428 Systems and methods for call screening  
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...
7630481 Systems and methods for providing a telecommunications extension service for multiple telecommunications units  
A system and method provide a telecommunications extension service for a subscriber. The system allows a subscriber to identify one or more telecommunications units to serve as extensions of one...
7627322 Method for call forwarding a call from a mobile telephone  
A method of call forwarding a call originally placed to a mobile telephone number of a mobile telephone to a landline telephone number of a landline telephone is provided, wherein the call is...
7627095 Telephone and method for routing a telephone call in a telecommunications network  
A telephone and a method for routing a telephone call using the telephone is provided. The telephone includes a microprocessor and a transceiver coupled to the microprocessor. The telephone...
7620167 Apparatus to override the redirect or reject feature at an SIP end point  
In some embodiments, a do not redirect or reject call management system may include one or more of the following features: (a) a memory comprising, (i) a do not redirect or reject application that...
7616749 Call park and call park pickup systems, methods and network devices  
In a call park and call park pickup system, a plurality of network devices have local call park functionality. For call park of a call between two network devices initiated at one of the network...
7616750 Method and system for forwarding telephone calls based on presence information  
A call forwarding system forwards telephone calls based on presence information of a user as reported by computing devices associated with a telephone number. When a telephone system receives an...
7613279 Method and system for directly interconnecting a TDM PBX to a voice mail system  
A method is presented for routing a call from a PBX to a voice mailbox on a communication platform wherein a call is received from an originating device at the PBX and the PBX is associated with a...
7613176 Methods and systems for presence-based telephony communications  
A system and method can enable a user of a communications network, such as a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), wireless and/or voice over IP network to participate in Presence Availability...
7606556 System and method for handling sessions of specific type in communication networks  
The invention provides a method and system for handling a session setup procedure initiated by an user equipment for establishing a session of a specific type to a called entity, wherein a session...
7602897 Method for supporting the mobility of a subscriber across a communication system  
The invention relates to a method for supporting the mobility of a subscriber across a communication system comprising a communication terminal which is associated with a first communication...
7602890 Telephone network messaging  
In a messaging system, a messaging server transmits signals over the telephone network to be received by equipment at, e.g., the customer premises. Upon receiving a specific signal, the receiving...
7602895 Dynamic call response system  
Responding to a telephone call made by a calling party includes receiving a first telephone call and identifying an account associated with the telephone number to which the first calling party...
7602770 Telecommunication terminal identification on a switching system  
A method and apparatus for identification of telephone numbers for IP telephones in offices to be assigned to different persons by (1) assigning one of the offices to one of the persons upon a...
7599358 Telephone system, its log-in management method and server device  
A telephone system, comprising telephone sets, exchange device and server device, wherein a telephone set has notification unit accepting log-in operation and server device includes user...
7596599 Management capabilities for real-time messaging networks  
Techniques for managing instant message (IM) communications are provided. Instant message communications of a plurality of network implementations is managed using an instant message module that...
7593741 System and method for automatically transferring a call from a first telephone to a designated telephone in close proximity  
A system and method of automatically transferring a call between telephones based on the distance between the two telephones is provided. First the proximity of a first telephone to a second...