US Patent No: 6,704,563

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Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event

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Systems and methods for prerating communication events, such as telephone calls, for prepaying customers are described. The systems and methods permit, at the beginning of a communication event, the determination of a time limit for the event based on the available balance in a prepayment account associated with the event.

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XIUS HOLDING CORP.WOBURN, MA8

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooper, John Squaw Valley, CA 84 541
Erskine, Thomas Marblehead, MA 18 225
Senn, Paul Woburn, MA 8 80
Sonberg, Kenneth W Andover, MA 16 459

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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (5)
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5,815,561 Method and system for providing a demarcated communication service 38 1996
 
FREEDOM WIRELESS INC. (4)
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International Integrated Communications, Ltd. (4)
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5,774,535 Telecommunication-time metering device utilizable for prepayment of information transfers between information transferring devices within a telecommunication network 36 1995
 
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ALCATEL N.V. (3)
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Cellular Technical Services Company, Inc. (3)
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5,673,306 Cellular rental phone system and method having realtime data collection and billing 93 1992
5,517,555 Real time information system for cellular telephones 193 1994
 
FRANCE TELECOM (3)
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5,909,485 Method of prepaying for consumption of telephone calls 53 1997
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GTE Mobilnet Incorporated (3)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
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Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (3)
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QUICKCALL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
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TELEMAC CELLULAR CORPORATION (3)
5,325,418 Cellular phone accounting system 100 1991
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5,577,100 Mobile phone with internal accounting 231 1995
 
ALCATEL SEL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
5,592,535 Mobile-radio network with debit accounts 166 1996
5,577,101 Telepoint system which charges an account of the subscriber rather charging an account of the private base station through a call is established 55 1996
 
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5,615,408 Apparatus and method for credit based management of telecommunication activity 78 1993
 
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5,778,313 Pre-paid cellular telephone system 123 1995
 
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5,953,398 Prepaid long-distance telephone service system with flexible operating parameters 111 1997
 
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INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
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MARSHALL PATENT HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (2)
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5,448,627 Telephone apparatus with call forwarding arrangement 33 1994
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC. (2)
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NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (2)
5,377,267 Method of authentication with improved security for secrecy of authentication key 32 1993
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RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED (2)
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Tamura Electric Works, Ltd. (2)
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Teledebit, L.P. (2)
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7,272,855 Unified monitoring and detection of intrusion attacks in an electronic system 4 2000
7,140,039 Identification of an attacker in an electronic system 8 2000
7,013,296 Using electronic security value units to control access to a resource 16 2000
 
INTEL CORPORATION (3)
6,959,183 Operations method for providing wireless communication services and network and system for delivering same 7 2001
RE41803 Operations method of providing wireless communication service and network and system for delivering same 1 2006
8,630,616 Operations method for providing wireless communication services 0 2012
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (3)
7,519,353 Multi-MVNO wireless service 12 2005
7,974,601 Multi-MVNO wireless service 1 2009
8,165,584 Multi-MVNO wireless service 0 2011
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (2)
7,346,154 Customizing prepaid service 1 2000
7,065,339 Method and system enabling prepaid service in an All-IP network 8 2000
 
SIMPLEXITY, LLC C/O VERSA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. (2)
7,013,127 Systems and methods for employing "pay-as-you-go" telecommunication services 5 2003
8,068,810 Systems and methods for monitoring “pay-as-you-go” telecommunication services 0 2005
 
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (2)
7,120,782 Methods, systems and computer program products for accessing descriptive information associated with a TDMA/GSM switch 0 2002
8,090,652 System and method for charging in a communications network and a communications network charging server 0 2002
 
APRIVA, LLC (1)
8,295,834 System and method for registration for application program deployment 0 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
7,580,720 Method and system for protocol feature communication 1 2007
 
AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. (1)
7,848,734 Prepaid telecommunication system 1 2002
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
8,370,054 User location driven identification of service vehicles 1 2005
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
7,174,008 Method and system for managing the duration and cost of a telephone call 0 2003
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
8,594,620 Method for performing communication using collect call in GSM/UMTS-based mobile communication system 0 2005
 
SBC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INC. (1)
7,209,761 Method and system for protocol feature communication 2 2003
 
Simplexity, LLC (1)
8,295,458 Systems and methods for monitoring “pay-as-you-go” telecommunication services 0 2011
 
WEB.COM HOLDING COMPANY, INC. (1)
8,370,470 System and method for managing server configurations 0 2001
 
WEST CORPORATION (1)
8,688,075 Handling insufficient account balance of subscribers 0 2007
 
XIUS HOLDING CORP. (1)
7,486,945 Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event 6 2004
 
YaaZZ AS (1)
8,520,823 Mobile, PC, and web enhanced telecommunications environment 0 2009

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