US Patent No: 6,775,267

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Method for billing IP broadband subscribers

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A method of billing a variable bit rate communication between a first terminal and a distant terminal to a broadband subscriber permits changing billing parameters during a call in real time in response to user inputs including user requested changes in quality of service, changes in data rate and changes in preferred service provider. A variable bit rate communication to be billed has a variable quality of service related to the degree of utilization of a plurality of different networks. The billing method comprises the steps of: i.) receiving user identification data at a first terminal and data representing a required bit rate and a default quality of service selected by the user, ii.) verifying the user identification data to be associated with the broadband service subscriber, iii.) determining least cost alternative network resources available for achieving the communication at the user selected default quality of service and the required bit rate, iv.) determining cost data associated with the network resources, v.) outputting to the user a least cost for the communication according to their selected default quality of service and alternative least cost network resources, vi.) coupling the first terminal and the distant terminal via the least cost determined network resources at the default quality of service and the required bit rate responsive to user authorization and vii.) billing for the communication at the default quality of service and according to the required bit rate after the termination of the communication.

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AT&T CORP.NEW YORK, NY3103

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kung, Fen-Chung Bridgewater, NJ 46 2985
Sankalia, Anish Iselin, NJ 49 2350
Walker, Hopeton Haledon, NJ 25 1953
Wang, Spencer Parsippany, NJ 56 3208

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7,903,587 Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ansi-41 and VoIP emergency services protocols 1 2009
8,068,587 Nationwide table routing of voice over internet protocol (VOIP) emergency calls 4 2009
* 2010/0046,721 Nationwide table routing of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) emergency calls 3 2009
8,150,364 Enhanced E911 network access for a call center using session initiation protocol (SIP) messaging 0 2009
* 2010/0046,489 Enhanced E911 network access for a call center using session initiation protocol (SIP) messaging 9 2009
8,249,589 Mobile based area event handling when currently visited network does not cover area 1 2010
* 2010/0323,674 Mobile based area event handling when currently visited network does not cover area 1 2010
9,390,615 Emergency alert for voice over internet protocol (VoIP) 0 2010
8,369,316 Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ANSI-41 and VoIP emergency services protocols 0 2011
8,688,087 N-dimensional affinity confluencer 3 2011
8,190,151 Roaming gateway enabling location based services (LBS) roaming for user plane in CDMA networks without requiring use of a mobile positioning center (MPC) 3 2011
8,666,397 Area event handling when current network does not cover target area 0 2011
8,942,743 iALERT enhanced alert manager 1 2011
8,682,321 Mobile internet protocol (IP) location 1 2012
8,406,728 Enhanced E911 network access for call centers 3 2012
8,369,825 Enhanced E911 network access for a call center using session initiation protocol (SIP) messaging 3 2012
8,885,796 Extended efficient usage of emergency services keys 0 2012
8,831,556 Unique global identifier header for minimizing prank emergency 911 calls 0 2012
9,220,958 Consequential location derived information 0 2012
9,313,637 Wireless emergency caller profile data delivery over a legacy interface 0 2012
9,264,537 Special emergency call treatment based on the caller 0 2012
8,984,591 Authentication via motion of wireless device movement 0 2012
9,384,339 Authenticating cloud computing enabling secure services 0 2013
9,001,719 Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ANSI-41 and VoIP emergency services protocols 0 2013
9,307,372 No responders online 0 2013
9,420,444 Enhanced E911 network access for call centers 0 2013
9,338,153 Secure distribution of non-privileged authentication credentials 0 2013
9,313,638 Device independent caller data access for emergency calls 0 2013
9,208,346 Persona-notitia intellection codifier 0 2013
9,301,191 Quality of service to over the top applications used with VPN 0 2013
9,042,522 End-to-end logic tracing of complex call flows in a distributed call system 0 2013
9,125,039 Enhanced E911 network access for a call center using session initiation protocol (SIP) messaging 0 2014
9,288,615 Location service requests throttling 0 2014
9,173,059 Mobile internet protocol (IP) location 0 2014
9,088,614 User plane location services over session initiation protocol (SIP) 0 2014
9,232,062 Mobile automatic location identification (ALI) for first responders 0 2014
8,983,047 Index of suspicion determination for communications request 1 2014
9,178,996 Unique global identifier header for minimizing prank 911 calls 0 2014
9,408,034 Extended area event for network based proximity discovery 0 2014
9,210,548 iALERT enhanced alert manager 0 2014
9,326,143 Authentication via motion of wireless device movement 0 2015
9,167,403 Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ANSI-41 and VoIP emergency services protocols 0 2015
9,197,992 User plane location services over session initiation protocol (SIP) 1 2015
9,401,986 Unique global identifier header for minimizing prank emergency 911 calls 0 2015
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
* 7,068,662 Establishing a broadband connection that saves resources and satisfies billing conditions 2 2003
* 2004/0218,740 Establishing a broadband connection that saves resources and satisfies billing conditions 2 2003
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (17)
* 7,167,451 User controlled audio quality for voice-over-IP telephony systems 45 2000
* 7,286,756 DWDM system with IP telephony provisioning at remote locations 14 2001
7,203,192 Network packet steering 55 2002
7,924,890 Apparatus and method for increasing reliability of data sensitive to packet loss 1 2006
* 2007/0189,327 Apparatus and method for increasing reliability of data sensitive to packet loss 27 2006
7,539,744 Network operating system for maintaining redundant master control blade management information 6 2006
* 2007/0073,733 SYNCHRONIZED BACKUP OF AN OBJECT MANAGER GLOBAL DATABASE AS PART OF A CONTROL BLADE REDUNDANCY SERVICE 29 2006
8,069,233 Switch management system and method 4 2006
8,068,503 Network packet steering via configurable association of processing resources and netmods or line interface ports 9 2007
* 8,923,275 Providing service information for charging a subscriber for a service 0 2007
* 2008/0273,523 Providing Service Information For Charging A Subscriber For A Service 2 2007
8,306,040 Network packet steering via configurable association of processing resources and network interfaces 8 2009
* 2009/0238,181 NETWORK PACKET STEERING VIA CONFIGURABLE ASSOCIATION OF PROCESSING RESOURCES AND NETWORK INTERFACES 18 2009
8,255,510 Switch management system and method 1 2011
8,638,802 Network packet steering via configurable association of packet processing resources and network interfaces 1 2011
9,215,178 Network packet steering via configurable association of packet processing resources and network interfaces 0 2013
9,300,538 On-demand bandwidth provisioning in a network environment 0 2014
 
SIERRA WIRELESS, INC. (1)
8,516,096 Cognitive wireless system 5 2008
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 2007/0121,490 Cluster system, load balancer, node reassigning method and recording medium storing node reassigning program 10 2006
 
SHORETEL, INC. (4)
7,342,920 Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephone apparatus and communications systems for carrying VoIP traffic 4 2004
* 2005/0163,166 Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephone apparatus and communications systems for carrying VoIP traffic 2 2004
7,808,978 Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephone apparatus and communication system for carrying VoIP traffic 0 2008
* 2008/0130,633 Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Telephone Apparatus and Communication System for Carrying VOIP Traffic 4 2008
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (4)
* 7,948,973 Session initiation protocol (SIP) message incorporating a multi-purpose internet mail extension (MIME) media type for describing the content and format of information included in the SIP message 3 2008
8,028,055 Optimal combination of sampled measurements 6 2008
8,363,648 Session initiation protocol (SIP) message incorporating a multi-purpose internet mail extension (MIME) media type for describing the content and format of information included in the SIP message 1 2011
8,634,412 Session initiation protocol (SIP) message incorporating a multi-purpose internet mail extension (MIME) media type for describing the content and format of information included in the SIP message 0 2012
 
Nextel Communications Company L.P. (1)
* 8,150,437 Architecture to facilitate the monetization of disparate, inter-worked pushed to talk technologies 2 2005
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
* 2003/0154,174 Network charging 9 2002
 
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED (2)
* 8,447,993 Integrated energy savings and business operations in data centers 2 2008
* 2009/0187,782 INTEGRATED ENERGY SAVINGS AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN DATA CENTERS 33 2008
 
INTEL CORPORATION (5)
* 7,058,387 System and method for providing cost of quality of service levels in a wireless communication device 37 2001
* 2003/0083,041 System and method for providing cost of quality of service levels in a wireless communication device 5 2001
* 8,959,409 Detection and recovery of HARQ NAK-to-ACK feedback error in wireless communications systems 0 2008
* 2010/0005,354 Detection and recovery of HARQ NAK-TO-ACK feedback error in wireless communications systems 5 2008
* 9,344,228 Detection and recovery of HARQ NAK-to-ACK feedback error in wireless communications systems 0 2015
 
AT&T LABS, INC. (1)
* 7,813,349 Service aware switched SDH/SONET/TDM network 0 2005
 
HIWIN MIKROSYSTEM CORP. (1)
8,219,640 Content request optimization 0 2010
 
ISTANTE SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
8,577,989 Method and apparatus for a report cache in a near real-time business intelligence system 2 2007
 
VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (1)
8,467,502 Interactive assistant for managing telephone communications 22 2005
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (3)
* 7,693,057 Method, network element and terminal device for marking data packets 1 2001
* 2005/0018,690 Method, network element and terminal device for marking data packets 1 2004
* 7,725,097 Charging in a communication system 3 2006
 
Fortinet, Inc. (47)
7,574,495 System and method for managing interworking communications protocols 39 2000
* 7,444,398 System and method for delivering security services 25 2000
7,389,358 Distributed virtual system to support managed, network-based services 51 2000
7,272,643 System and method for managing and provisioning virtual routers 64 2000
7,174,372 System and method for managing router metadata 41 2000
8,250,357 Tunnel interface for securing traffic over a network 8 2001
7,376,125 Service processing switch 76 2002
7,340,535 System and method for controlling routing in a virtual router system 66 2002
7,266,120 System and method for hardware accelerated packet multicast in a virtual routing system 63 2002
7,890,663 Identifying nodes in a ring network 9 2006
8,260,918 Packet routing system and method 2 2006
7,580,373 Identifying nodes in a ring network 3 2006
* 2007/0058,648 IDENTIFYING NODES IN A RING NETWORK 22 2006
7,639,632 System and method for managing and provisioning virtual routers 31 2006
7,720,053 Service processing switch 23 2008
7,961,615 Managing hierarchically organized subscriber profiles 16 2008
7,876,683 Managing hierarchically organized subscriber profiles 9 2008
7,869,361 Managing hierarchically organized subscriber profiles 11 2008
7,843,813 Managing hierarchically organized subscriber profiles 15 2008
* 2009/0007,228 MANAGING HIERARCHICALLY ORGANIZED SUBSCRIBER PROFILES 22 2008
* 2008/0317,040 MANAGING HIERARCHICALLY ORGANIZED SUBSCRIBER PROFILES 21 2008
8,213,347 Scalable IP-services enabled multicast forwarding with efficient resource utilization 17 2009
* 2010/0142,527 Scalable IP-Services Enabled Multicast Forwarding with Efficient Resource Utilization 28 2009
7,881,244 Scalable IP-services enabled multicast forwarding with efficient resource utilization 26 2009
* 2009/0300,159 MANAGING INTERWORKING COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS 0 2009
7,885,207 Managing and provisioning virtual routers 13 2009
* 2010/0094,980 MANAGING AND PROVISIONING VIRTUAL ROUTERS 17 2009
8,208,409 Identifying nodes in a ring network 13 2010
* 2010/0189,016 IDENTIFYING NODES IN A RING NETWORK 26 2010
8,064,462 Service processing switch 9 2010
* 2010/0220,732 SERVICE PROCESSING SWITCH 37 2010
8,369,258 Scalable IP-services enabled multicast forwarding with efficient resource utilization 12 2011
* 2011/0122,872 SCALABLE IP-SERVICES ENABLED MULTICAST FORWARDING WITH EFFICIENT RESOURCE UTILIZATION 24 2011
8,320,279 Managing and provisioning virtual routers 16 2011
8,644,311 Hardware-accelerated packet multicasting in a virtual routing system 7 2011
* 2011/0219,086 ELECTRONIC MESSAGE AND DATA TRACKING SYSTEM 0 2011
8,503,463 Heterogeneous media packet bridging 8 2011
8,542,595 Service processing switch 4 2011
9,143,351 Identifying nodes in a ring network 3 2012
9,124,555 Tunnel interface for securing traffic over a network 3 2014
9,160,716 Tunnel interface for securing traffic over a network 3 2014
9,167,016 Scalable IP-services enabled multicast forwarding with efficient resource utilization 0 2015
9,407,449 Hardware-accelerated packet multicasting 0 2015
9,166,805 Scalable IP-services enabled multicast forwarding with efficient resource utilization 0 2015
9,319,303 Scalable IP-services enabled multicast forwarding with efficient resource utilization 0 2015
9,258,280 Tunnel interface for securing traffic over a network 0 2015
9,391,964 Tunnel interface for securing traffic over a network 0 2016
 
X ONE, INC. (10)
8,538,458 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 61 2008
8,831,635 Methods and apparatuses for transmission of an alert to multiple devices 4 2011
8,750,898 Methods and systems for annotating target locations 1 2013
8,798,645 Methods and systems for sharing position data and tracing paths between mobile-device users 3 2013
8,798,593 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 2 2013
8,798,647 Tracking proximity of services provider to services consumer 3 2013
9,167,558 Methods and systems for sharing position data between subscribers involving multiple wireless providers 0 2014
9,185,522 Apparatus and method to transmit content to a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 0 2014
9,031,581 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 1 2014
9,253,616 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity 1 2015
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
* 7,451,220 Techniques for providing secure access to a communication system 2 2006
 
REDKNEE INC. (17)
7,457,865 Method for implementing an internet protocol (IP) charging and rating middleware platform and gateway system 8 2003
* 2004/0148,384 Method for implementing an internet protocol (IP) charging and rating middleware platform and gateway system 3 2003
* 7,440,441 Method and system for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) rating and billing 8 2003
* 2004/0252,657 Method and system for multimedia messaging service (MMS) rating and billing 1 2003
7,873,347 Method for implementing a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) gateway system 2 2003
* 2004/0258,031 Method for implemening a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) gateway system 4 2003
8,775,621 Policy services 0 2007
* 2008/0059,635 POLICY SERVICES 9 2007
* 2011/0082,779 BILLING PROFILE MANAGER 0 2007
9,059,871 Policy-based communication system and method 0 2007
* 8,027,334 Method and system for multimedia messaging service (MMS) rating and billing 3 2008
* 2008/0318,603 Method and System for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Rating and Billing 1 2008
7,644,158 Method for implementing an internet protocol (IP) charging and rating middleware platform and gateway system 5 2008
8,244,859 Method for implementing an internet protocol (IP) charging and rating middleware platform and gateway system 4 2009
8,331,902 Method for implementing a wireless local area network (WLAN) gateway system 0 2010
8,396,075 Method for implementing an open charging (OC) middleware platform and gateway system 4 2011
8,542,676 Method and system for multimedia messaging service (MMS) rating and billing 4 2011
 
Juniper Networks, Inc. (4)
7,782,897 Multimedia over internet protocol border controller for network-based virtual private networks 8 2008
8,045,585 Method and apparatus providing media aggregation in a packet-switched network 3 2009
* 2009/0245,260 METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING MEDIA AGGREGATION IN A PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORK 10 2009
8,249,057 Methods and apparatus providing an overlay network for voice over internet protocol applications 7 2009
 
MCI FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CORP. (1)
* 2006/0276,179 Methods and systems for integrating communications services 49 2004
 
ZTE CORPORATION (2)
* 8,423,472 Method of time charging to DHCP online users in a broadband access server 0 2004
* 2006/0155,994 Method of calculating broadband access server dhcp user's on-line time 2 2004
 
IBASIS, INC. (11)
* 7,529,225 System and method for voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and facsimile over internet protocol (FoIP) calling over the internet 5 2002
* 2003/0123,436 System and method for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and facsimile over Internet protocol (FoIP) calling over the Internet 25 2002
* 7,843,835 System and method of monitoring an internet based telephone call routing system 3 2006
* 2006/0146,783 System and method of monitoring an internet based telephone call routing system 2 2006
8,351,421 System and method for voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and facsimile over internet protocol (FoIP) calling over the internet 0 2009
* 2009/0238,175 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VoIP) AND FACSIMILE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (FoIP) CALLING OVER THE INTERNET 4 2009
* 2009/0213,846 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VoIP) AND FACSIMILE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (FoIP) CALLING OVER THE INTERNET 0 2009
* 8,509,222 Common routing 0 2010
* 2011/0200,033 COMMON ROUTING 0 2010
* 2011/0002,330 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DECIDING HOW TO ROUTE CALLS OVER A VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEPHONE CALL ROUTING SYSTEM 2 2010
9,178,720 Common routing 0 2013
 
OOMA, INC. (1)
9,386,148 Identifying and filtering incoming telephone calls to enhance privacy 0 2013
 
TEKELEC, INC. (2)
* 6,990,347 Methods and systems for mobile application part (MAP) screening 7 2001
* 2001/0046,856 Methods and systems for mobile application part (MAP) screening 9 2001
 
NEC CORPORATION (5)
* 7,283,537 Network system and packet data transmission method 1 2001
* 2002/0003,803 Network system and packet data transmission method 1 2001
* 2002/0031,094 Communication system and method for determining user fee on the basis of quality of service 7 2001
* 8,214,533 Quality assured network service provision system compatible with a multi-domain network and service provision method and service broker device 7 2007
* 2008/0040,469 Quality assured network service provision system compatible with a multi-domain network and service provision method and service broker device 17 2007
 
MORPHICS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 7,188,159 Efficient software download to configurable communication device 6 2001
* 2002/0045,441 Efficient software download to configurable communication device 25 2001
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (15)
8,255,569 Methods and systems for compressing data packets 3 2000
7,444,669 Methods and systems for providing variable rates of service for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the internet 132 2000
7,149,896 Methods and systems for providing security for accessing networks, methods and systems for providing security for accessing the internet 25 2000
7,548,976 Methods and systems for providing variable rates of service for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the internet 103 2004
7,313,237 Methods and systems for providing variable rates of service for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the internet 106 2004
* 2005/0022,001 Methods and systems for providing variable rates of service for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the internet 18 2004
* 7,444,510 Methods and systems for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the internet 4 2004
* 7,406,707 Methods and systems for accessing networks methods and systems for accessing the internet 2 2004
* 2004/0221,157 Methods and systems for accessing networks methods and systems for accessing the internet 7 2004
* 2004/0215,956 Methods and systems for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the internet 14 2004
7,085,924 Authentication methods and systems for accessing networks, authentication methods and systems for accessing the internet 8 2004
* 2005/0066,200 Authentication methods and systems for accessing networks, authentication methods and systems for accessing the internet 7 2004
7,089,415 Authentication methods and systems for accessing networks authentication methods and systems for accessing the internet 7 2004
* 2005/0138,358 Authentication methods and systems for accessing networks authentication methods and systems for accessing the internet 3 2004
7,500,263 Methods and systems for accessing networks, methods and systems for accessing the Internet 6 2006
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
* 2005/0083,872 Hierarchical data collection network supporting packetized voice communications among wireless terminals and telephones 24 2004
 
CINGULAR WIRELESS II, LLC (2)
7,933,205 Generalized interconnection apparatus for delivering services based on real time performance requirements 10 2006
8,923,853 Dynamic provisioning system for policy-based traffic navigation for roaming traffic 0 2006
 
NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (3)
* 2006/0063,549 Architecture to facilitate the monetization of disparate, inter-worked push to talk technologies 6 2005
* 7,702,346 System and method for facilitating roaming of push to talk subscribers across disparate dispatch networks 6 2005
* 2006/0058,008 System and method for facilitating roaming of push to talk subscribers across disparate dispatch networks 8 2005
 
GOOGLE INC. (16)
7,177,311 System and method for routing traffic through a virtual router-based network switch 132 2002
7,161,904 System and method for hierarchical metering in a virtual router based network switch 80 2002
* 2003/0223,361 System and method for hierarchical metering in a virtual router based network switch 58 2002
7,278,055 System and method for virtual router failover in a network routing system 42 2006
* 8,239,491 Content request optimization 3 2006
7,668,087 Hierarchical metering in a virtual router-based network switch 16 2007
7,522,604 Routing traffic through a virtual router-based network switch 22 2007
8,111,690 Routing traffic through a virtual router-based network switch 8 2008
8,848,718 Hierarchical metering in a virtual router-based network switch 8 2009
7,761,743 Fault tolerant routing in a non-hot-standby configuration of a network routing system 17 2009
* 2010/0011,245 FAULT TOLERANT ROUTING IN A NON-HOT-STANDBY CONFIGURATION OF A NETWORK ROUTING SYSTEM 16 2009
8,306,858 Consolidated content item request for multiple environments 1 2010
8,412,982 Fault tolerant routing in a non-hot-standby configuration of a network routing system 0 2011
* 2011/0185,221 FAULT TOLERANT ROUTING IN A NON-HOT-STANDBY CONFIGURATION OF A NETWORK ROUTING SYSTEM 2 2011
8,510,167 Consolidated content item request for multiple environments 8 2012
8,819,486 Fault tolerant routing in a non-hot-standby configuration of a network routing system 0 2013
 
Festin Enterprises Corporation (1)
* 2007/0133,775 Method for reducing the cost of handling incoming/outgoing phone calls 4 2004
 
8X8, INC. (3)
* 7,218,721 Virtual telephone extension 14 2002
7,684,554 Virtual telephone extension 7 2007
9,055,423 Virtual telephone extension 0 2010
 
GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 2002/0087,393 Dynamically updated QoS parameterization according to expected business revenue 29 2002
 
NHN CORPORATION (3)
* 8,239,499 Online social network management system and method for simulating users to build various faces of relation 4 2006
* 2008/0288,612 Online Social Network Management System and Method For Simulating Users to Build Various Faces of Relation 53 2006
* 8,352,574 Online human network management system and method for stimulating users to build various faces of relation 1 2008
 
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
* 2008/0112,549 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING BILLING OF INCLUDING QOS INFORMATION 2 2007
* 2012/0089,634 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM 0 2011
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (6)
8,555,273 Network for updating electronic devices 29 2004
8,526,940 Centralized rules repository for smart phone customer care 0 2004
8,752,044 User experience and dependency management in a mobile device 2 2007
8,578,361 Updating an electronic device with update agent code 2 2011
8,893,110 Device management in a network 0 2012
9,081,638 User experience and dependency management in a mobile device 0 2014
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (22)
8,873,730 Method and apparatus for calendared communications flow control 0 2002
8,660,017 Systems and methods for updating IP communication service attributes using an LDAP 0 2002
* 2002/0138,603 Systems and methods for updating IP communication service attributes 6 2002
* 2002/0136,222 Systems and methods for updating IP communication service attributes using an LDAP 11 2002
8,798,251 Methods and systems for computer enhanced conference calling 7 2003
8,761,355 Methods and systems for notification of call to device 1 2003
8,761,816 Methods and systems for single number text messaging 0 2003
8,750,482 Methods and systems for preemptive rejection of calls 3 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 11 2003
8,503,650 Methods and systems for configuring and providing conference calls 11 2003
8,494,135 Methods and systems for contact management 0 2003
8,488,761 Methods and systems for a call log 1 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 3 2003
8,472,931 Methods and systems for automatic communication line management based on device location 0 2003
* 2004/0213,212 Methods and systems for automatic communication line management based on device location 30 2003
* 8,774,380 Methods and systems for call management with user intervention 1 2008
* 2009/0060,155 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CALL MANAGEMENT WITH USER INTERVENTION 22 2008
8,767,925 Interactive assistant for managing telephone communications 10 2013
9,392,120 Methods and systems for call management with user intervention 0 2014
 
ALTERWAN, INC. (2)
8,595,478 Wide area network with high quality of service 1 2007
9,015,471 Inter-autonomous networking involving multiple service providers 0 2013
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (1)
* 2008/0298,300 Communication Control Method and System for Carrying Out Said Method 0 2005
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC. (1)
* 2006/0029,048 Method to optimally select bandwidth and priority for voice message packets in a voice over IP network 3 2005
 
T-MOBILE USA, INC. (2)
8,189,549 System and method for indicating a subscriber's zone within converged telecommunications networks 1 2009
* 2009/0196,268 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING A SUBSCRIBER'S ZONE WITHIN CONVERGED TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS 15 2009
 
UNIFY, INC. (2)
* 8,762,541 Systems and methods for routing a communications link 0 2005
* 2006/0195,585 Systems and methods for routing a communications link 6 2005
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 7,027,402 Digital signal route determination method 5 2000
* 2002/0071,542 Digital signal route determination method 0 2000
 
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (5)
7,940,746 Method and system for locating a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) device connected to a network 20 2004
8,724,522 Method and system for locating a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) device connected to a network 3 2011
9,036,626 Method and system for locating a voice over internet protocol (VOIP) device connected to a network 0 2014
9,049,132 Locating a voice over packet (VoP) device connected to a network 0 2015
9,055,550 Locating a voice over packet (VoP) device connected to a network 0 2015
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
9,286,294 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content suggestion engine 0 2001
 
RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (4)
* 7,024,461 Session initiation protocol enabled set-top device 25 2000
* 7,533,174 Media gateway connection information recovery 6 2000
8,069,252 Session initiation protocol enabled set-top device 0 2006
7,617,298 Session initiation protocol enabled set-top device 0 2006
 
FRANCE TELECOM (3)
* 7,765,583 System and method for managing virtual user domains 4 2005
* 2006/0195,888 System and method for managing virtual user domains 3 2005
* 2010/0269,160 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING VIRTUAL USER DOMAINS 3 2010
 
ALCATEL (2)
* 2002/0003,793 Method to set up a voice over internet protocol communication 6 2001
* 2002/0089,985 Access control unit 68 2001
 
OBJECTIVE SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS, INC. (1)
* 7,133,912 System and method for measuring usage of gateway processes utilized in managing network elements 3 2001
 
GENBAND US LLC (1)
* 7,512,118 CODEC negotiation considering quality and costs 8 2005
 
Nomadix, Inc. (17)
8,713,641 Systems and methods for authorizing, authenticating and accounting users having transparent computer access to a network using a gateway device 34 1999
8,190,708 Gateway device having an XML interface and associated method 23 2000
8,027,339 System and method for establishing network connection 98 2008
8,266,266 Systems and methods for providing dynamic network authorization, authentication and accounting 23 2010
8,244,886 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 20 2010
8,594,107 System and method for establishing network connection 5 2011
8,156,246 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 23 2011
8,613,053 System and method for authorizing a portable communication device 2 2011
8,266,269 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 23 2011
8,516,083 Systems and methods of communicating using XML 7 2012
8,370,477 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 114 2012
8,364,806 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 113 2012
8,606,917 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 3 2012
8,725,888 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 2 2013
8,725,899 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 50 2013
8,788,690 Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system 1 2013
9,160,672 Systems and methods for controlling user perceived connection speed 0 2015
 
AT&T CORP. (6)
* 2002/0188,710 Size-dependent sampling for managing a data network 8 2002
7,299,283 Apparatus for size-dependent sampling for managing a data network 7 2006
7,536,455 Optimal combination of sampled measurements 16 2006
7,454,493 Optimal combination of sampled measurements 0 2006
* 2007/0016,666 Optimal combination of sampled measurements 10 2006
* 2011/0216,766 SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) MESSAGE INCORPORATING A MULTI-PURPOSE INTERNET MAIL EXTENSION (MIME) MEDIA TYPE FOR DESCRIBING THE CONTENT AND FORMAT OF INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE SIP MESSAGE 2 2011
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