US Patent Application No: 2006/0050,688

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Method and apparatus for user authentication

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Authentication of a request for access to user specific information associated with a VoIP device is performed transparently, without any user identification or password required. A unique device identifier associated with the VoIP device is included in the request for access and used as an authentication token.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZOOM TELEPHONICS, INC.BOSTON, MA9

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chang, Tader Hopkinton, MA 1 3
Panagopoulos, Dean N Lynn, MA 1 3
Raum, Douglas Beverly, MA 1 3
Vance, William Hume Somerville, MA 4 22

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OOMA, INC. (1)
* 2006/0007,915 Connecting a VOIP phone call using a shared POTS line 29 2004
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0213,567 Method and system for providing voice over internet protocol telephony products 13 2005
 
MFI TECHNOLOGY, LLC (2)
* 6,687,245 System and method for performing IP telephony 117 2001
* 2002/0141,352 System and method for configuring an IP telephony device 27 2001
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 7,474,665 Apparatus and method for compulsively receiving multi-calls over internet protocol phones in internet protocol telephony system 4 2003
 
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (1)
* 2006/0050,682 Distinctive dial tone for a VoIP call 8 2004
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
* 6,847,704 Self-installable and portable voice telecommunication service 20 2002
* Cited By Examiner

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NEC PLATFORMS, LTD. (2)
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
* 8,576,832 Method and apparatus for enabling global telephony capabilities in communication networks 0 2005
 
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