US Patent No: 5,329,578

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Personal communication service with mobility manager

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A system for providing personal communication services (PCS) is described, wherein a subscriber can tailor the telephone service to provide communication mobility and incoming call management. Calls to a personal number assigned to the subscriber are routed to a PCS service node which will re-route the call according to the subscriber's service profile stored in a database. The service node insures that attempts to communicate with the subscriber are handled with appropriate consideration for who is calling, when the call is made, and the urgency of the call. In addition, the subscriber is given control over how the system will work for them in routing incoming calls.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA25838
ROCKSTAR BIDCO, LPMONTREAL QUEBEC27

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brennan, Paul M Toronto, CA 9 982
Mark, Raymond M Mississauga, CA 1 773

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DDBH INVESTMENTS, LP (1)
6,427,064 Method and apparatus for maintaining a database in a portable communication device 70 1994
 
ALCATEL, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE (1)
* 6,647,107 Multi-user answering system and method 22 1999
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (1)
* 5,946,388 Method and apparatus for priority queuing of telephone calls 175 1997
 
MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION (8)
* 5,657,377 Portable telephone user profiles 15 1993
* 5,761,288 Service context sensitive features and applications 80 1995
* 5,754,627 Method and apparatus for managing calls using a soft call park 41 1995
* 5,586,169 Method of ringing a call responsive apparatus which answered an immediately preceding incoming call 22 1995
* 6,363,140 Dialable screening profile 36 1998
* 6,795,536 Automatic user preference selection for message playback based on caller line identification data 13 1999
* 7,046,781 Adaptive feature behavior 0 2000
8,761,746 Extended cascaded ringing 0 2010
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (2)
* 7,720,213 Parameter dependent ring tones 1 2004
* 8,204,208 Priority telephone service reversion and notification 0 2007
 
ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. (2)
* 7,835,747 Method for sending a message to a calling phone when called phone aborts an incoming call request 0 2005
* 7,751,855 Private routing control numbers 0 2005
 
PARUS HOLDINGS, INC. (11)
6,775,264 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 56 1998
6,807,257 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 42 1999
7,076,431 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 18 2004
7,327,723 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 15 2004
7,386,455 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 8 2006
7,881,941 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 5 2008
8,098,600 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 3 2010
8,185,402 Robust voice browser system and voice activated device controller 3 2010
8,843,120 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 0 2012
8,838,074 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 0 2013
8,843,141 Computer, internet and telecommunications based network 0 2013
 
GRAPE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. (8)
* 5,943,417 Method and system for personalized directory assistance services 51 1998
7,110,520 Method and system for directory assistance services 1 1999
6,396,920 System for selectively providing a higher level of directory assistance services 26 1999
* 6,870,921 Enhanced directory assistance service providing individual or group directories 104 1999
6,944,279 Enhanced directory assistance service providing individual or group directories 82 2002
7,412,042 Technique for providing information assistance including a concierge-type service 8 2003
7,127,233 Technique for controlling fraudulent use of a telecommunication service including information assistance 1 2003
* 7,388,950 Technique for providing personalized information and communications services 167 2004
 
RPX CORPORATION (2)
* 6,011,843 Method and apparatus for initiating parallel connections to identified plural sites 27 1996
6,275,577 Call handling 18 1998
 
TECHNALINK, INC. (1)
* 6,608,890 System and method for remote updating of a telephone number transformation definition 5 1999
 
ALCATEL (1)
* 6,023,503 Method for deciding on the acceptance or non-acceptance of a call, as well as circuit module, communication terminal, portable unit, and network component for a telecommunication network 24 1996
 
INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
* 2009/0147,937 System and method for personalized call treatment by using a combination of communication and data services 11 2008
 
MINCIN CELLULAR LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
* 6,771,757 Method for producing a service profile based on user's choice for an extension in a telecommunications network 2 1999
 
SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (12)
6,665,376 Selectively activated integrated real-time recording of telephone conversations with automated documentation of consent to call recording 45 1998
6,611,583 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 36 1998
6,665,380 Inmate messaging system and method 36 1999
6,763,099 Advanced three way call detection system and method using spread spectrum techniques 23 1999
6,668,045 Message screening, delivery and billing system 36 2000
6,920,209 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 29 2002
7,248,680 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 6 2003
7,899,167 Centralized call processing 10 2003
8,000,269 Call processing with voice over internet protocol transmission 2 2004
7,916,845 Unauthorized call activity detection and prevention systems and methods for a Voice over Internet Protocol environment 0 2006
7,529,357 Inmate management and call processing systems and methods 26 2007
8,340,260 Inmate management and call processing systems and methods 3 2009
 
SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
7,889,847 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 22 2006
 
JASPER WIRELESS LLC (2)
* 5,987,110 Method and system to bypass alternate routing plans applied to directory numbers 8 1995
* 5,740,237 Method and system for a singular activation of a redirection service without general activation of the service 35 1995
 
EXCEL SWITCHING CORPORATION (1)
* 6,058,181 Method and system for developing a telecommunication application for performing call-processing functions in a programmable telecommunication switch 17 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (7)
* 5,572,587 Telephone system and method for easing wait time in queue 13 1995
* 5,727,045 System and method for avoiding undesired incoming telephone calls 9 1995
* 5,661,788 Method and system for selectively alerting user and answering preferred telephone calls 100 1996
* 5,870,463 Answering telephone using three-party call service 1 1996
* 5,875,232 Personalized voice mail identification system 30 1996
* 5,737,393 Script-based interactive voice mail and voice response system 121 1997
* 5,894,594 Voice announcement broadcasting technique for base station of CT-2 cordless telephone 7 1997
 
SBC PROPERTIES, L.P. (14)
* 7,738,886 Wireless digital personal communications system having voice/data/image two-way calling and intercel hand-off 11 1997
* 6,215,863 Method and apparatus for providing a station set with advanced telecommunications services 37 1997
6,658,103 Method and system for generating a call processing control record 0 1998
* 6,160,876 Method and system for providing enhanced caller identification 76 1999
6,498,835 Method and system for providing visual notification in a unified messaging system 48 2000
6,487,278 Method and system for interfacing systems unified messaging with legacy systems located behind corporate firewalls 60 2000
6,438,215 Method and system for filter based message processing in a unified messaging system 97 2000
* 7,099,453 Method and apparatus for enhanced call routing in a telecommunication system 5 2001
6,782,079 Method and system for filter based message processing in a unified messaging system 8 2002
7,068,762 Method and system for providing visual notification in a unified messaging system 16 2002
6,868,144 Method and system for interfacing systems unified messaging with legacy systems located behind corporate firewalls 7 2002
6,928,153 Method and system for generating a call processing control record 1 2003
7,224,785 Method and system for providing enhanced caller identification 1 2004
7,197,960 Method and system for generating a call processing control record 1 2005
 
PALMSOURCE, INC. (1)
6,567,549 Method and apparatus for immediate response handwriting recognition system that handles multiple character sets 49 2000
 
SBC HOLDINGS PROPERTIES, L.P. (1)
6,631,182 Call screening apparatus and method 9 1998
 
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
7,483,691 Call override feature for mobile phones 0 2004
 
Intertel Communications, Inc. (1)
* 5,568,539 Interactive telephonic message delivery method and apparatus for providing an intended recipient of a voice audio message with options as to when he or she will hear the message 13 1995
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (4)
* 5,570,413 Cellular telephone and associated method for opening a voice channel with a source telephone without establishing voice communications therewith 23 1994
7,024,205 Subscriber delivered location-based services 49 2000
7,246,371 System and method for filtering unavailable devices in a presence and availability management system 70 2002
7,206,388 System and method for providing voice-activated presence information 23 2003
 
PARADYNE NETWORKS, INC. (2)
* 5,881,142 Integrated communications control device for a small office configured for coupling within a scalable network 74 1995
* 5,963,620 Integrated communications control device for a small office configured for coupling within a scalable network including multiple simultaneous call capability 77 1997
 
WEBLEY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,516,190 Personal voice-based information retrieval system 8 2001
 
NOKIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS OY (1)
* 6,167,256 Arrangement for call forwarding in a mobile services switching center 49 1997
 
NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS OY (1)
* 5,852,777 Method and apparatus for screening a call in a wireless system 3 1996
 
TPLAB (1)
* 7,391,858 System and method for mapping a voice identity across multiple telephony networks with time attributes 2 2004
 
Telesctor Resource Group, Inc. (1)
8,761,363 Methods and systems for automatic forwarding of communications to a preferred device 1 2003
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (40)
* 5,764,747 Personal number communication system 91 1995
* 5,717,741 Method for handling telephonic messages 69 1996
* 5,963,864 Method and system for automatically connecting telephone calls to multiple devices having different directory numbers 118 1996
* 5,692,038 Method for identifying the source of a telephonic communication 67 1996
* 7,260,203 Method and apparatus for routing calls based on identification of the calling party or calling line 14 1997
* 5,857,013 Method for automatically returning voice mail messages 56 1997
* 5,937,050 Method for identifying the source of a facsimile communication 54 1997
* 6,654,453 Method and system for minimizing database structure overhead in handling large volume advanced intelligent network services 2 1998
* 6,738,468 Method for providing additional information to a telephone customer having a non-published telephone number 4 2000
* 7,127,053 Call scheduling on a telephone network using a telephony interface 2 2000
7,388,949 System and method for audio caller identification service 42 2000
* 7,298,835 Systems and methods for implementing a parental control feature within a telecommunications network 6 2001
* 7,746,996 Telephone hold feature 4 2002
7,266,190 System and method for managing communications 11 2002
7,385,992 Internet caller-ID integration 18 2002
7,403,768 Method for using AIN to deliver caller ID to text/alpha-numeric pagers as well as other wireless devices, for calls delivered to wireless network 21 2002
* 7,162,019 System and method for privacy screening 7 2002
7,623,645 System and method for gathering information related to a geographical location of a caller in a public switched telephone network 15 2002
7,450,945 System and method for providing advanced wireless telephony services using a wireline telephone number 3 2002
6,917,674 Method for providing additional information to a telephone customer having a non-published telephone number 5 2003
6,763,100 Method for providing additional information to a telephone customer having a non-published telephone number 1 2003
7,978,833 Private caller ID messaging 3 2003
7,463,727 Caller ID messaging device 5 2003
7,443,964 Caller ID messaging 26 2003
* 7,062,028 Method and apparatus for routing calls based on the identification of the calling party or calling line 10 2003
7,609,832 Real-time client survey systems and methods 27 2003
7,623,849 Method, system, and storage medium for providing comprehensive originator identification services 9 2003
7,672,444 Client survey systems and methods using caller identification information 23 2003
8,195,136 Methods of providing caller identification information and related registries and radiotelephone networks 0 2004
* 7,941,126 Methods, systems, and computer program products for delivering ring tones on a communication network by associating ring tones with media files 0 2005
8,452,268 System and method for gathering information related to a geographical location of a callee in a public switched telephone network 0 2006
* 2008/0130,860 Methods, systems, and products for managing communications 3 2007
8,019,064 Remote notification of communications 0 2007
8,073,121 Caller ID messaging 4 2008
7,978,841 System and method for gathering information related to a geographical location of a caller in a public switched telephone network 0 2009
8,543,098 Apparatus and method for securely providing communications between devices and networks 0 2009
8,102,994 Client survey systems and methods using caller identification information 2 2009
8,416,804 Apparatus and method for providing a user interface for facilitating communications between devices 1 2010
8,554,187 Apparatus and method for routing communications between networks and devices 0 2010
8,526,466 Apparatus and method for prioritizing communications between devices 1 2010
 
NOKIA NETWORKS OY (1)
* 6,813,345 Special situation in intelligent network during which service provisioning fails but switching point operates successfully 0 2000
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (1)
8,155,287 Systems and methods for providing user profile information in conjunction with an enhanced caller information system 2 2007
 
BELLSOUTH CORPORATION (1)
8,583,106 Cellular docking station 0 2007
 
NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD. (3)
* 6,253,075 Method and apparatus for incoming call rejection 167 1998
* 6,631,183 Operating mode dependent greeting message 13 1999
* 6,795,711 Multimedia message content adaptation 50 1999
 
AMICK, JOHN KENNETH (1)
* 6,088,437 Call processing system, method and computer program product 41 1999
 
MEDIAONE GROUP, INC. (1)
* 5,809,130 System and method for selectively retrieving communications from any selected location 56 1993
 
SABSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,615,005 System and method for placing a call using a local access number shared by multiple users 0 2008
 
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6,026,294 Information transmitting apparatus 0 1997
 
Evana Automation (1)
* 5,467,388 Method and apparatus for selectively blocking incoming telephone calls 353 1995
 
InterVoice Limited Partnership (8)
* 5,572,581 Method and apparatus for delivering calling services 48 1995
* 5,796,791 Network based predictive dialing 52 1996
* 5,901,209 Caller ID substitution for selected telephone callers 124 1996
* 5,898,767 Casual agent pool 4 1997
* 6,058,415 System and method for integration of communication systems with computer-based information systems 52 1997
* 7,974,401 One number LAN based calendar 0 2000
* 6,310,947 One number LAN based calendar 63 2000
7,054,918 Method and system for integration of voice mail and call processing systems with computer-based electronic calendar applications 23 2003
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (2)
6,751,485 Sounding alert for recent calls 17 2001
* 7,289,616 User-configurable call answering/redirection mechanism 13 2003
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (2)
* 5,912,949 Voice-dialing system using both spoken names and initials in recognition 36 1996
6,735,295 Call waiting messaging 26 2000
 
IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 7,162,022 Method for signaling an incoming call received at a telecommunications terminal, a telecommunications terminal and a network unit 3 2002
 
PACIFIC COMMUNICATION SCIENCES, INC. (1)
* 5,797,098 User interface for cellular telephone 156 1995
 
NCR CORPORATION (2)
6,310,940 Personal computer interactive phone system 33 1999
6,990,321 Interactive phone system utilizing wireless channels 2 1999
 
ASCENDENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (8)
* 7,305,079 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number 9 2000
* 8,447,352 Method and apparatus for communicating via virtual office telephone extensions 1 2001
* 7,257,205 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number during a disaster and disaster recovery 11 2002
7,292,858 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number during a disaster and disaster recovery 3 2003
8,233,603 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number 0 2006
8,135,410 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number during a disaster and disaster recovery 0 2007
8,170,187 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number during a disaster and disaster recovery 0 2007
* 8,144,856 Method and apparatus for communicating with one of plural devices associated with a single telephone number 0 2007
 
PICAZO COMMUNICATIONS (1)
* 6,324,263 Digital telephone system with automatic routing based upon caller ID 69 1998
 
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (7)
6,584,178 Method and system for termination blocking of message delivery service in a switch-based telecommunication system 4 1999
7,653,190 Methods, system and article for providing a family telecommunication service using an originating dual-tone multi-frequency trigger 0 2000
* 6,574,319 Convenience features in a method and system for providing enhanced caller identification 149 2001
7,302,049 Convenience features in a method and system for providing enhanced caller identification 2 2003
7,181,201 System and method for routing a call to a called party's landline or wireless communication unit 1 2004
8,416,932 Convenience features in a method and system for providing enhanced caller identification 0 2007
8,023,632 Method, system and article for providing a family telecommunication service using an originating dual-tone multi-frequency trigger 6 2009
 
SUBSCRIBER SOLUTION, INC. (1)
6,560,323 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 44 1997
 
SUBSCRIBER SOLUTIONS (2)
* 5,655,013 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 127 1995
7,106,843 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 164 1998
 
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY (1)
* 7,065,201 Telephone call processing in an interactive voice response call management system 33 2001
 
Cybiotronics Limited (2)
* 5,742,669 Telephone for storing particulars of outgoing calls and/or special service codes 22 1993
* 5,883,942 Voice caller I.D. apparatus 163 1997
 
AOL INC. (1)
8,358,762 Conference calls and meetings via electronic messaging interface 4 2005
 
SCIENCE DYNAMICS CORPORATION (1)
7,505,406 Public telephone control with voice over internet protocol transmission 13 2001
 
OYJ, SONERA (1)
* 6,418,206 Procedure and system for the setting up of calls 2 1999
 
VASCODE TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
8,532,629 Unstructured supplementary service data call control manager within a wireless network 0 2008
8,532,630 Unstructured supplementary service data application within a wireless network 0 2008
 
EIDOS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (3)
7,221,744 Telephonic voice message transmission control method 1 2003
7,224,779 Telephonic voice message transmission control method 3 2004
7,221,745 Telephonic voice message transmission control method 4 2004
 
GENBAND US LLC (3)
* 5,862,208 Method and system for enabling a party to change terminals during a call 76 1995
* 5,841,854 Wireless telephone integration system and method for call centers and workgroups 101 1997
6,978,003 Adaptive call routing for multiple telephony terminals 19 2003
 
TOSHIBA CORPORATION (2)
* 5,602,904 System for controlling a call termination on the basis of caller data in a private switched telephone system 4 1995
* 5,748,723 Telephone system 6 1996
 
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (5)
* 5,828,742 Caller discrimination within a telephone system 18 1996
* 6,363,142 Network directed call pickup service 11 1998
7,184,533 Method and apparatus for mixed media contact notification service 35 1999
6,553,232 System and method for calendar-based cellular smart switching 43 1999
* 8,189,755 Call urgency screening 0 2006
 
NEUSTAR INFORMATION SERVICES, INC. (6)
8,085,924 One number, intelligent call processing system 2 2006
8,064,586 Real-time process for defining, processing and delivering a highly customized contact list over a network 2 2007
8,363,814 Automatic routing and information system for telephonic services 1 2007
8,180,041 One number, intelligent call processing system 1 2008
8,565,404 Real-time process for defining, processing and delivering a highly customized contact list over a network 0 2011
8,447,025 One number, intelligent call processing system 0 2011
 
PITNEY BOWES INC. (5)
7,072,845 Messaging system having recipient profiling 0 2000
7,058,586 Information delivery system for providing senders with a recipient's messaging preferences 9 2000
6,690,773 Recipient control over aspects of incoming messages 14 2000
7,412,401 Messaging system having recipient profiling 1 2006
8,630,883 Information delivery system for providing senders with a recipient's messaging preferences 0 2010
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (33)
* 6,134,311 Services node routing service 59 1997
* 6,208,854 System and method for routing a call to a called party's landline or wireless communication unit 249 1998
6,327,354 Methods, systems, and articles for providing a family telecommunication service 12 1999
6,665,390 Services node routing service 22 2000
6,705,916 System and method for routing a call to a called party's landline or wireless communication unit 13 2001
7,085,363 Methods, systems, and articles for providing a family telecommunication service 2 2001
7,324,639 Services node routing service 1 2003
* 8,646,051 Automated password reset via an interactive voice response system 0 2004
7,418,096 Voice caller ID 17 2005
7,580,514 Method, system, and articles for providing a family telecommunication service 3 2006
7,929,675 Visual caller identification 3 2006
8,243,908 Systems and methods for restricting the use and movement of telephony devices 0 2006
7,933,394 Method and apparatus for routing calls based on the identification of the calling party or calling line 2 2006
7,602,896 Call waiting priority alert 0 2006
* 8,670,542 Call forwarding based on determination of status of destination 0 2007
7,711,102 Automatically sequentially ringing alternative telephone numbers 5 2007
7,804,946 Method and system for providing enhanced caller identification 1 2007
7,564,960 Methods, systems and computer program products for dynamic caller ID messaging 4 2007
7,974,400 Systems and methods for implementing a parental control feature within a telecommunications network 0 2007
7,620,168 Network element routing service 4 2007
8,031,851 Method and apparatus for routing calls based on the identification of the calling party or calling line 5 2007
* 8,654,949 Methods, systems and computer program products for providing access to personal profiles in communications systems 0 2008
8,139,758 Voice caller ID 1 2008
8,417,230 System and method for routing a call to a landline communication unit or a wireless communication unit 0 2008
7,945,253 Method, system, and storage medium for providing comprehensive originator identification services 4 2009
8,175,247 Call waiting priority alert 0 2009
8,090,091 Network element routing service 4 2009
8,000,682 Apparatus and method for restricting access to data 3 2009
8,275,371 Apparatus and method for providing communications and connection-oriented services to devices 3 2009
8,249,570 Apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium for interfacing devices with communications networks 2 2010
8,787,549 Programmable caller ID 0 2013
8,885,666 Apparatus and method for providing a user interface for facilitating communications between devices 0 2013
8,594,643 System and method for routing a call to a landline communication unit or a wireless communication unit 0 2013
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
* 5,457,732 Method and apparatus for delivery of a response in a messaging system 93 1994
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 6,175,622 Virtual private network for a telephone network 110 1998
 
BELL ATLANTIC MOBILE SYSTEMS LLC (2)
* 5,610,969 Personal communication service registration system and method 142 1994
* 5,592,533 Personal communication service registration system and method 46 1994
 
ARONA LTD. (1)
* 8,331,547 Call handling 1 2006
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 5,978,667 Electronic exchange system for portable stations 4 1995
 
TARAL NETWORKS (1)
7,283,539 Method and system for managing message-based applications and applications providers in a communications network 10 2002
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (2)
* 7,085,362 System for managing telecommunications 15 1999
* 8,335,306 Customer controlled hotline 0 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (9)
* 5,434,910 Method and system for providing multimedia substitution in messaging systems 31 1992
* 5,428,678 Telephone calling method and apparatus 21 1992
* 7,130,405 Identifying a call made or received on behalf of another 11 2001
6,778,639 Method, apparatus and computer program for authorizing recording of a message 4 2002
7,082,192 Locale based call forwarding 15 2002
6,999,573 Locale based call forwarding with automated creation of new locales 3 2002
7,164,759 Method for categorization and prioritization of phone callers 4 2003
* 7,672,440 Single point of contact personal communication system 9 2005
* 8,243,910 Single point of contact personal communication system 2 2008
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (5)
* 5,442,689 Apparatus and method for providing services prior to call completion in a telecommuncation system 14 1993
* 5,430,791 Technique for administering personal telephone numbers 104 1993
* 5,473,671 Selective screening of incoming calls for cellular telephone systems 167 1994
* 5,706,339 Technique for use in processing personal telephone calls 36 1994
* 5,544,229 System for providing personalized telephone calling features 79 1995
 
TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. (20)
7,428,510 Prepaid short messaging 13 2001
7,853,272 Wireless network tour guide 14 2001
8,195,205 Gateway application to support use of a single internet address domain for routing messages to multiple multimedia message service centers 1 2004
7,991,411 Method to qualify multimedia message content to enable use of a single internet address domain to send messages to both short message service centers and multimedia message service centers 12 2004
RE41006 Inter-carrier short messaging service providing phone number only experience 0 2005
7,548,158 First responder wireless emergency alerting with automatic callback and location triggering 7 2006
7,640,031 Mobile originated interactive menus via short messaging services 0 2006
7,894,825 Mobile activity status tracker 6 2006
7,430,425 Inter-carrier digital message with user data payload service providing phone number only experience 7 2006
7,890,127 Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience 8 2008
7,853,511 Prepaid short messaging 1 2008
8,954,028 Geo-redundant and high reliability commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) 0 2008
8,060,429 Prepaid short messaging 1 2008
7,933,615 Mobile originated interactive menus via short messaging services method 1 2009
8,712,453 Login security with short messaging 0 2009
8,744,491 Wireless network tour guide 0 2010
8,682,362 Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience 1 2011
8,175,953 Prepaid short messaging 0 2011
8,738,496 Prepaid short messaging 0 2012
8,483,729 Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience 1 2012
 
RINGCENTRAL, INC. (2)
8,792,118 User interfaces and methods to provision electronic facsimiles 0 2008
8,780,383 Authenticated facsimile transmission from mobile devices 0 2009
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 6,603,843 Method for the temporary allocation of terminals and users in a private virtual network 17 2000
 
AVAYA INTEGRATED CABINET SOLUTIONS INC. (2)
7,542,558 Informing caller of callee activity mode 24 2005
7,298,833 Wireless device to manage cross-network telecommunication services 36 2005
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (6)
* 5,757,901 Call transfer system and electronic mail transfer system 63 1995
* 5,598,465 Exchange controlling system for managing terminal groups 1 1996
* 6,122,358 Operator connection control method 13 1997
* 5,790,649 Call transfer system and electronic mail transfer system 27 1997
6,975,710 Communications system and communications method 9 1997
* 6,788,677 Gateway apparatus, terminal specification method for gateway apparatus and computer-readable recording medium having recorded terminal-specifying program 4 1998
 
SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. (1)
8,731,475 Method and system for determining environmental characteristics of a called communication device 0 2009
 
DRNC HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 2011/0312,302 PORTABLE TELEPHONE 0 2011
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (4)
7,257,213 Call scheduling in a telephone network using a telephony interface 1 2006
8,243,909 Programmable caller ID 3 2007
8,160,226 Key word programmable caller ID 1 2007
8,416,938 Programmable caller ID 2 2012
 
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (1)
6,493,399 Digital wireless communications systems that eliminates intersymbol interference (ISI) and multipath cancellation using a plurality of optimal ambiguity resistant precoders 29 1999
 
SHORETEL, INC. (1)
7,197,128 Telecommunication architecture 2 2000
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
* 8,064,876 Systems for use with multi-number cellular devices 1 2008
 
AT&T MOBILITY II LLC (15)
* 8,660,537 System for the storage and retrieval of messages 0 2002
7,793,334 System and method for password protecting a distribution list 3 2002
7,657,253 System and method for providing message notification 16 2002
7,617,328 System for translation and communication of messaging protocols into a common protocol 56 2002
7,549,096 Methods and systems for tracking and playing back errors in a communications network 2 2002
7,487,262 Methods and systems for routing messages through a communications network based on message content 27 2002
7,454,195 System for the centralized storage of wireless customer information 30 2002
7,401,148 System for customer access to messaging and configuration data 14 2002
7,319,858 System and method for querying message information 6 2002
7,317,697 System for handling file attachments 26 2002
7,177,631 Wireless communication device with call screening 9 2003
7,558,579 Method and system for providing access to a telecommunications network 1 2005
7,715,828 Wireless communication device with call screening 2 2006
7,957,724 Method and apparatus for indicating to a wireless network the operational mode of a wireless communicator 0 2008
7,844,275 Method and system for providing access to a telecommunications network 1 2009
 
BRIGHT SUN TECHNOLOGIES (10)
7,003,087 Intelligent call screening system 100 2003
6,999,577 Multi-user call waiting 5 2003
7,295,660 Telemarketer screening 20 2003
7,260,205 Call waiting using external notification and presence detection 17 2003
7,412,050 Conference calls via an intelligent call waiting interface 34 2004
7,602,895 Dynamic call response system 26 2004
7,894,588 Telephone call handling list for multiple users 2 2004
8,094,800 Call treatment based on user association with one or more user groups 1 2007
8,130,931 Call waiting using external notification and presence detection 4 2007
8,406,409 Treatment of electronic communications based on user association with one or more online groups 0 2012
 
HIGHWAY MASTER L.P. (1)
* 6,061,558 Method and apparatus for a nation-wide cellular telephone network 16 1998
 
SIEMENS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICTIONS (1)
* 6,477,374 Apparatus and method for calendar based call routing 135 1998
 
HIGHWAYMASTER COMMUNINCATIONS, INC. (1)
* 5,799,249 Method and apparatus for a nation-wide cellular telephone network 32 1995
 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories (3)
7,305,070 Sequential presentation of long instructions in an interactive voice response system 14 2002
7,453,994 Sequential presentation of long instructions in an interactive voice response system 2 2007
8,036,348 Sequential presentation of long instructions in an interactive voice response system 1 2008
 
VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (2)
* 7,831,029 Single telephone number access to multiple communications services 3 2003
8,467,502 Interactive assistant for managing telephone communications 11 2005
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,581,595 Telephone with an auto dialing function 35 1994
 
U.S. Intelco (1)
* 5,940,490 Call processing to provide number portability 35 1995
 
SIEMENS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
* 6,745,043 Priorty communication system and method of operation 11 1998
 
SIEMENS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, INC. (8)
* 5,991,388 Method and system for routing calls to a party 5 1997
* 5,987,114 Method for routing telephone calls to subscribers of different service providers within a common numbering plan area 13 1997
* 5,883,950 System and method having a distributed external database 19 1997
* 5,949,867 Method for updating a local switch internal database in a system having different service providers within a common numbering plan area 79 1997
* 5,946,385 Method for updating a local switch internal database in a system having different service providers within a common numbering plan area 1 1997
* 6,009,160 Method for routing a call 12 1997
* 6,078,656 Method for updating a local switch internal database in a system having different service providers within a common numbering plan area 4 1997
* 5,978,464 Method for updating a local switch internal database in system having different service providers within a common numbering plan area 12 1997
 
PALUS A21, LLC (1)
* 5,764,731 Enhanced system for transferring, storing and using signaling information in a switched telephone network 152 1995
 
OPTIS CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
* 5,818,920 Apparatus for controlling communication connections based on local time 23 1996
 
Siemens Information and Communication Systems, Inc. (1)
* 6,128,377 Method for routing a call 38 1997
 
THE COPLEY COLLECTION, INC. (1)
* 5,802,160 Multi-ring telephone method and system 168 1996
 
VOICE CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5,881,134 Intelligent call processing platform for home telephone system 96 1996
 
CREDIBILITY CORP. (1)
8,898,786 Intelligent communication screening to restrict spam 0 2014
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (5)
* 6,421,439 System and method for user affiliation in a telephone network 73 1999
* 6,438,369 Network directed system selection for cellular and PCS enhanced roaming 53 1999
7,831,679 Guiding sensing and preferences for context-sensitive services 11 2005
8,983,051 Outgoing call classification and disposition 0 2007
8,805,688 Communications using different modalities 0 2012
 
CINGULAR WIRELESS II, LLC (3)
* 7,844,042 System and method for forwarding communications to an alternate telephone number 0 2003
7,933,205 Generalized interconnection apparatus for delivering services based on real time performance requirements 6 2006
8,923,853 Dynamic provisioning system for policy-based traffic navigation for roaming traffic 0 2006
 
BCE INC. (5)
8,494,134 Method and system for routing calls placed to a telephony identifier associated with a group of identities 1 2007
8,897,427 Method and apparatus for enabling a calling party to leave a voice message for a called party 0 2007
8,675,830 Method and apparatus for interrupting an active telephony session to deliver information to a subscriber 0 2007
8,693,652 Method and system for processing calls in an architecture allowing a telephony identifier to be associated with a group of identities 0 2007
8,712,029 Method and system for routing telephony communications together with modified calling party identifier information 0 2009
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (4)
8,805,328 Priority-based phone call filtering 0 2007
8,290,481 Events notification and functions selection mechanisms in a wireless device 0 2008
* 2012/0041,857 Method and Apparatus For Providing Separable Billing Services 0 2011
* 2013/0052,988 Separable Billing for Personal Data Services 0 2012
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (52)
* 5,661,791 Method and apparatus for enhanced distinctive call redirection 46 1995
* 5,953,638 Method and system for affinity termination of calls 24 1995
* 5,864,613 System and method for controlling telephone use 70 1996
* 5,694,455 Mobile audio program selection system using public switched telephone network 63 1996
* 5,920,815 Personal phone number system 99 1997
* 6,931,116 Multiple routing options in a telecommunications service platform 9 1997
* 6,151,491 Mobile voice message/electronic mail system 92 1997
* 6,167,253 Mobile data/message/electronic mail download system utilizing network-centric protocol such as Java 233 1997
* 6,104,913 Personal area network for personal telephone services 76 1998
6,317,484 Personal telephone service with transportable script control of services 92 1998
* 6,636,596 Method of and system for providing intelligent network control services in IP telephony 39 1999
* 6,735,292 Method and system for priority call processing 35 1999
7,817,619 Internet long distance telephone service 9 2000
7,835,344 Transport of caller identification information through diverse communication networks 7 2001
7,469,299 Bridging user agent and a proxy server for supporting network services 5 2001
8,873,730 Method and apparatus for calendared communications flow control 0 2002
7,903,796 Method and apparatus for unified communication management via instant messaging 4 2002
7,388,953 Method and system for providing intelligent network control services in IP telephony 1 2002
7,830,860 Packet data network voice call quality monitoring 4 2003
7,406,073 Method of and system for providing intelligent network control services in IP telephony 0 2003
8,798,251 Methods and systems for computer enhanced conference calling 0 2003
* 8,761,355 Methods and systems for notification of call to device 0 2003
8,750,482 Methods and systems for preemptive rejection of calls 0 2003
8,751,571 Methods and systems for CPN triggered collaboration 0 2003
8,503,639 Method and apparatus for adaptive message and call notification 1 2003
8,503,650 Methods and systems for configuring and providing conference calls 1 2003
8,494,135 Methods and systems for contact management 0 2003
8,488,761 Methods and systems for a call log 0 2003
8,488,766 Methods and systems for multiuser selective notification 0 2003
8,472,428 Methods and systems for line management 0 2003
8,472,606 Methods and systems for directory information lookup 0 2003
8,472,931 Methods and systems for automatic communication line management based on device location 0 2003
7,912,193 Methods and systems for call management with user intervention 23 2003
7,912,199 Methods and systems for remote cell establishment 0 2003
7,418,090 Methods and systems for conference call buffering 42 2003
7,664,097 Telephone service via networking 12 2004
8,681,202 Systems and methods for implementing internet video conferencing using standard phone calls 0 2004
* 7,894,586 Multiple routing options in a telecommunications service platform 0 2004
7,948,968 Network session management 84 2004
7,813,332 Voice call alternative routing through PSTN and internet networks 2 2005
7,908,261 Method and apparatus for context based querying 1 2005
* 7,573,984 Systems and methods for providing emergency contact services 3 2005
8,085,760 Method of and system for providing intelligent network control services in IP telephony 0 2007
7,480,289 Method of and system for providing intelligent network control services in IP telephony 2 2007
7,411,944 Method of and system for providing intelligent network control services in IP telephony 0 2007
8,976,782 Network session management for telephony over hybrid networks 0 2007
8,379,531 Telephony communication via varied redundant networks 1 2008
8,774,380 Methods and systems for call management with user intervention 0 2008
8,624,956 Systems and methods for implementing internet video conferencing using standard phone calls 0 2008
8,130,922 Systems and methods for providing emergency contact services 1 2009
8,553,681 Telephone service via packet-switched networking 0 2010
8,767,925 Interactive assistant for managing telephone communications 0 2013
 
ERICSSON AB (1)
7,260,077 Adaptive scheduling for multi-carrier systems 7 2002
 
YOZMOT 33 LTD. (1)
* 6,449,359 Telephone identification calling apparatus and procedures 27 1999
 
LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
* 6,898,274 Method and apparatus for adaptive time-based call routing in a communications system 24 1999
 
ERICSSON INC. (13)
* 5,600,704 Systems and methods for prioritized routing of telephone calls to a subscriber 118 1994
* 5,657,372 Systems and methods for selectively accepting telephone calls without establishing voice communications 94 1994
* 6,078,804 Providing different routing treatments for emergency calls based on subscriber specified data 18 1996
* 5,839,065 Validation of a forward-to-number by a mobile station 24 1996
* 5,966,653 Validating a forward-to-number within a mobile telecommunications system 29 1996
* 5,878,338 System and method of restricting incoming calls by comparing the forwarded-from directory number to a directory number stored within the network 48 1996
* 5,924,027 Best-chance routing 13 1996
* 5,937,056 Alternate routing for calls requiring monitoring 8 1997
* 5,933,487 Method and apparatus for searching a plurality of destination numbers 9 1997
* 6,181,928 Method and apparatus for event notification for wireless devices 87 1997
* 6,104,931 System and method for defining location services 105 1998
* 6,519,332 Mechanism for rejecting collect calls 7 1998
* 6,418,211 Adaptive call screening method 28 1998
 
WILDFIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,804,332 Network based knowledgeable assistant 46 2000
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (1)
* 6,483,911 Methods and apparatus for providing external access to executable call flows of a network application 6 1997
 
AT&T CORP. (42)
* 5,487,111 Telecommunications system sequence calling 100 1993
* 5,625,680 Method and apparatus for prioritizing telephone calls 45 1995
* 5,862,209 Method for providing caller directive announcements in a personal communication system 13 1995
* 5,649,003 Method in a communications systems for providing an out-of-band signaling response based on predetermined conditions 9 1995
* 5,805,991 Technique for eliminating free paging in a personal mobile communication system 8 1995
* 5,787,162 Apparatus and method for scheduling urgent communication sessions 30 1995
* 5,926,754 Directory assistance call processing systems and related methods 33 1995
* 6,314,175 System and method for redirecting control of in-band signaling 4 1995
* 5,809,113 Enhanced, deferred messaging service 12 1996
* 5,905,959 System and method for updating network routing using integrated internet/two-way paging 28 1996
* 5,627,875 Method in a telephone system for reaching a subscriber under busy/no answer conditions and ring/no answer conditions 43 1996
* 6,018,572 Method and apparatus for prioritizing telephone calls 9 1996
* 6,064,878 Method for separately permissioned communication 83 1996
* 5,933,483 Systems and methods for providing personal, non-geographic call management 11 1996
* 5,912,963 Method and apparatus for providing an alternate telecommunications network 25 1997
* 6,310,946 Method for interrupting a telephone call after receiving a busy signal 39 1997
* 6,400,816 Network-independent communications system 29 1997
* 6,104,799 Customer defined call setup 65 1997
* 6,175,621 Priority call on busy 59 1997
* 6,400,808 System and method for providing call subject information to a called party 16 1997
* 6,055,305 Method and apparatus for providing network-based customized call treatment 33 1997
* 6,459,913 Unified alerting device and method for alerting a subscriber in a communication network based upon the result of logical functions 108 1999
6,819,945 Wireless centrex feature activation/deactivation 35 1999
6,785,560 Speed calling in a wireless centrex system 21 1999
6,771,953 Wireless centrex call transfer 37 1999
6,745,025 Time-of-day call forwarding in a wireless centrex services system 27 1999
6,738,615 Wireless centrex caller ID 49 1999
6,711,401 Wireless centrex call return 20 1999
6,654,603 Call waiting in a wireless centrex system 5 1999
6,654,615 Wireless centrex services 44 1999
6,643,507 Wireless centrex automatic callback 16 1999
6,631,258 Busy call forwarding in a wireless centrex services system 13 1999
6,618,600 Distinctive ringing in a wireless centrex system 19 1999
6,606,493 Wireless centrex conference call deleting a party 7 1999
6,606,505 Wireless centrex call screen 7 1999
6,591,115 Wireless centrex call hold 12 1999
6,587,683 Unconditional call forwarding in a wireless centrex services system 30 1999
* 6,574,470 Programmable ring-call forwarding in a wireless centrex services system 74 1999
* 6,385,453 Communication system and method using two-way paging to provide call control 8 2000
* 6,430,284 System and method for redirecting control of in-band signaling 10 2000
6,741,689 System and method for providing call subject information to a called party 12 2002
7,088,810 Caller originated multiple calling 17 2004
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