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9042371 Integrating telephone lines with packet connections  
The present invention provides an effective technique for routing calls to one or more telephony terminals through a traditional telephony line as well as via a packet network. A terminal adapter...
9036804 Extensible realtime delegation for calls, conferences and collaboration  
Architecture for enabling identification of a call party's representative during calls on behalf of the call party. The call representative is delegated to initiate or answer an IP call on behalf...
9036803 System and method for providing advanced call forwarding functionality  
The disclosed embodiments include a method of determining a particular communications device to signal in order to contact a user. The method includes storing a plurality of device locations in...
9025753 Comprehensive communication services system  
An approach is provided for offering communication services supported by a data network and a telephony network. A primary identifier is assigned to a user for access to the communication...
9020478 Systems and methods for 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...
9020124 System and method for implementing do-not-disturb during playback of media content  
The disclosed embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for implementing do-not-disturb feature during media content. For example, in one embodiment, a determination is...
9014359 Generation of phone number lists and call filtering  
An analyzer resource receives call information about outbound phone calls from multiple phone numbers to target phone numbers in a phone network. The analyzer resource analyzes the call...
9008683 Call localization systems and methods  
Described are a system and method of managing a real-time communication initiated to a mobile communications device. A communication from an originating communications device is sensed as being...
9002336 Systems and methods for 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...
8995640 Call forwarding initiation system and method  
A method and system creates on a portable electronic device a real-time graphical view of an in-store product display that pinpoints the location of one or more target products on the product...
8989363 Incoming call forwarding management server, call-back terminal apparatus, and incoming call forwarding system  
An incoming call relaying status identifying unit determines whether or not a call receiving request from an incoming call forwarding system is delivered through a preset forward source terminal...
8989364 Telecommunication system with enhanced implementation of service operations  
A telecommunication system includes a first node, a second node and a network. The first node is configured with a set of predefined functions and a group of addresses of the telecommunication...
8983051 Outgoing call classification and disposition  
An automated intelligent component (the Personal Virtual Assistant or PVA) is located between a caller and a callee. A caller calls the PVA and directs the PVA to make one or more calls to one or...
8983050 Handling of forwarded calls  
This invention presents a service of barring the forwarded calls. According to the invention, a subscriber may define in his subscriber information that all calls forwarded to him are to be...
8983041 Conserving call logic during handoff  
Conserving call logic during handoff may be provided. First, a call may be received at a first server. Next, the first server may determine that it cannot handle the call. Then the call may be...
8976952 Intelligent presence management in a communication routing system  
Systems and methods for intelligent presence management in a communication routing system are provided. In exemplary embodiments, an inbound communication may be received for a user. The user's...
8971866 Automatically connecting to a best available calling device based on resource strength  
A method, computer program product, and computer system for automatically connecting a calling device to a best available calling device based on resource strength. A computer system receives from...
8971505 Method and apparatus for providing a customer premise based communication system  
A method and an apparatus for providing a customer premise based feature. For example, the method receives a call directed to a customer, wherein the call is associated with a customer premise...
8964957 Telephone, control method therefor, provisioning server, and control method therefor  
There is provided a telephone that is capable of accessing a memory for storing subscription information that includes a phone number. The telephone comprises, among other things: a searching unit...
8958539 System and method for network based call transfers  
A system and method for transferring calls between multiple devices. A call is communicated through a network device to a first phone utilizing a first communications service. The call is...
8953768 Call-handling rules  
Call-handling rules may be provided. A user interface may access a plurality of information associated with a user and provide functionality for creating a plurality of rules based on the...
8953762 Telephone system, apparatus, and method for providing enhanced privacy features  
A telephone system for enhanced privacy management includes a telephone switch, a rejected call handler, a user preference database, and an internet app privacy manager, whereby an incoming call...
8953758 Terminating a call according to reverse signaling data  
An incoming call is communicated to a first endpoint and a second endpoint. A call redirection message comprising a redirection number is received from the first endpoint, and it is determined...
8948359 Extension monitoring in a distributed telephony system  
A telephony system is presented that enables one user to monitor another user's extension and perform functions on calls destined for the other user's extension. The system includes a server with...
8948366 Data and call routing and forwarding  
One or more aspects of the disclosure relate to various functions and processes related to routing of calls originating from other service providers. For example, a method includes receiving a...
8948360 Method and system for providing to a second party, computer-network related information about a first party  
A method and system for providing computer-network related information about a second party. First, the second party receives a telephone number of a first party. The second party's customer...
8948365 Systems and methods for providing answering services  
The present invention includes a method and system for the management and routing of telecommunications information on data and telephone lines. In one exemplary embodiment in accordance with the...
8942368 Call notification with rich caller identification  
Communication systems and methods are described that include call notification with rich caller identification. Components of the communication systems are configured to receive a call for a user...
8942688 Methods and systems for call processing in a wireline and wireless network  
Methods and systems are described for routing call in a wireless network environment. In one embodiment, a phone address is assigned to a subscriber and/or a subscriber's mobile telecommunications...
8942367 Method and apparatus for routing a call in a communications network  
A method and apparatus for routing a call based on electronic calendar entries in a communications network is described. In one embodiment, a call request to establish a connection with a...
8942681 Multiparty call processing method and apparatus for mobile terminal  
A multiparty call processing method and mobile terminal implemented with the multiparty call processing method is provided. A multiparty call processing method for a mobile terminal detects a call...
8942687 Selective call forwarding based on the location of a mobile device  
Communication networks and methods are disclosed for selectively applying call forwarding between a mobile device and a fixed line device based on the location of the mobile device. A...
8938054 Personal allowed number system  
A system and method for preventing or facilitating communications between individuals who reside in detention environments (such as e.g., prisons or correctional facilities) and individuals who...
8938057 Dynamic registration for call-pickup group membership, and selective rerouting of calls  
A method and system for registering a client for a call-pickup service and for executing the call-pickup service for a new call placed to a given communication device. The call-pickup service may...
8938058 System and method for providing sales and marketing acceleration and effectiveness  
A system for handling call transfer contains a talker computer for providing a batch notification that enables a central data server to identify a batch of one or more customer records for...
8934882 Systems and methods for 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...
8934615 Message routing and determining a message recipient in a unified messaging system  
A sender is identified based at least in part on originator identification information associated with an incoming communication. A message recipient is then determined based at least in part on...
8923281 Methods and apparatus to perform call screening in a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) network  
Methods and apparatus to perform call screening in a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network are disclosed. Disclosed example methods include receiving a call screening termination message at...
8923822 Method and apparatus for managing interruptions from different modes of communication  
Methods and apparatus for managing interruptions in a multiple communication mode environment are provided herein. For example, a method may include receiving at least first and second instances...
8917830 Audio call screening for hosted voicemail systems  
The present invention allows a user to screen messages being left at a hosted voicemail system from a telephone terminal. Incoming calls intended for the telephone terminal are routed to the...
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)...
8892715 Systems and methods facilitating relocatability of devices between networks  
Provided is a software entity adapted to operate in a first network on behalf of a relocatable device to negotiate services for the relocatable device from the network, and to be transportable or...
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...
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...
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...
8879708 Service control point functionality implemented at communication endpoints  
A system for managing customer-to-business voice communication has a network-connected communications device and instructions executable on the communications device from a non-transitory physical...
8879537 Communication system providing integrated wireless and packet communication services  
A communication system comprises a communication platform and a wireless service node. The communication platform receives first signaling for a call to a telephone number, and in response,...
8879696 Remote call monitoring  
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring calls routed to a telephone network voice mail system from a variety of remote telephone locations. When a subscriber receives a telephone call, a...
8873541 System and method for on-duty communication  
Systems and methods are provided for establishing a communication session. A communication setup request with a service address may be received by a communication server from a first communication...
8873730 Method and apparatus for calendared communications flow control  
Methods and apparatus for forwarding communications, such as telephone calls over a voice network, are provided. A user accesses a data network to specify one or more rules for forwarding...