Proact module for proactive maintenance application

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6614882
SERIAL NO

09844001

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Methods and systems for proactively maintaining a telephone system local loop. One embodiment includes communicating with a communications network and acquiring status information associated with telephone lines. Proactive maintenance is predicted using upon the status information. Work orders describing the predicted proactive maintenance may be generated and dispatched. Another embodiment includes communicating with a communications network and acquiring at least one customer information associated with copper line pairs, service information associated with copper line pairs, and status information associated with telephone lines. The acquired information is stored in a database. The database is updated with the status information associated with telephone lines. Proactive maintenance is predicted using the stored information.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE1375
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE14

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barnwell, Thomas M Conyers, GA 1 36
Beamon, Elizabeth Ann Kannapolis, NC 15 210

Cited Art Landscape

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FLUKE CORPORATION (1)
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COMCAST MO GROUP, INC. (1)
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W.W. Grainger (1)
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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (6)
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DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
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AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
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EMBARQ HOLDINGS COMPANY, LLC (1)
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KOMATSU LTD. (2)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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