US Patent No: 6,614,882

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Proact module for proactive maintenance application

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Abstract

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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, DE2028
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE16

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barnwell, Thomas M Conyers, GA 1 35
Beamon, Elizabeth Ann Kannapolis, NC 19 146

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COMCAST MO GROUP, INC. (1)
5,870,667 Support system architecture for use in a communications network environment enabling automatic provisioning, change in service and maintenance 41 1996
 
FLUKE CORPORATION (1)
5,521,958 Telecommunications test system including a test and trouble shooting expert system 57 1994
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
5,790,633 System for proactively maintaining telephone network facilities in a public switched telephone network 61 1995

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (15)
7,050,547 Digital loop carrier module for proactive maintenance application 0 2000
6,870,900 Proactive maintenance application 20 2000
6,845,148 Utilities module for proactive maintenance application 25 2000
6,788,765 Clear defective pairs module for proactive maintenance application 36 2000
6,771,739 Pressure alarms and reports system module for proactive maintenance application 12 2000
7,647,391 Processes and systems for creating and for managing trouble tickets and work orders 5 2001
7,624,033 Processes and systems for managing status changes to work orders 7 2001
7,130,399 Methods and systems for assembling telephone line records 10 2001
6,917,669 Processes and systems for managing testing of communications systems 1 2001
6,778,638 Processes and systems for creating maintenance reports for communications systems 14 2001
7,340,039 Method for providing digital loop carrier data for use in a central office 1 2002
6,765,988 Automated dispatching from a telephone cable air pressure monitoring system 1 2002
7,085,356 Pressure alarms and reports system module for proactive maintenance application 0 2004
6,990,178 Proactive maintenance application 3 2004
7,027,563 Utilities module for proactive maintenance application 2 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (5)
7,340,037 Processes and systems for correlating work orders 14 2001
7,308,094 Processes and systems for screening work orders 7 2001
7,289,605 Processes and systems for creating and for managing trouble tickets and work orders 15 2001
7,292,677 Proactive maintenance application 1 2005
7,280,640 Utilities module for proactive maintenance application 2 2005
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (3)
7,742,576 Processes and systems for creating and for managing trouble tickets and work orders 1 2006
7,567,652 Proactive maintenance application 0 2007
7,551,724 Utilities module for proactive maintenance application 1 2007
 
BELL CANADA (2)
6,735,293 Method and system for facilitating telecommunications service provisioning and service assurance 44 2001
6,961,415 Method and system for facilitating telecommunications service provisioning and service assurance 10 2004
 
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. (2)
7,313,534 System and method for predictive maintenance and service parts fulfillment in a supply chain 20 2001
7,212,976 Method for selecting a fulfillment plan for moving an item within an integrated supply chain 45 2001
 
AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
7,333,593 Digital loop carrier module for proactive maintenance application 6 2006
 
EMBARQ HOLDINGS COMPANY, LLC (1)
6,987,837 Close-out test system 10 2002
 
FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,965,806 Automatic work order/parts order generation and tracking 19 2002
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
7,716,061 Method and apparatus for obtaining status information in a grid 1 2003
 
KOMATSU LTD. (1)
8,533,018 System for construction machine maintenance based on predicted service life 1 2006
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
8,768,892 Analyzing data and providing recommendations 0 2008
 
POLEDO HOLDINGS LLC (1)
6,763,088 Medical dispatch system 1 2002
 
W.W. Grainger (1)
7,324,966 Method for fulfilling an order in an integrated supply chain management system 72 2001

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11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Mar 2, 2015
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Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00