US Patent No: 7,099,449

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Telecommunication network that provides caller-entered information to multiple call destinations

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In a telecommunication network, a switching system routes a call to a service platform. The service platform transfers a prompt message over the call, collects caller-entered information from the caller, and transfers the caller-entered information to an SCP system. The SCP system transfers the caller-entered information to a first destination processor, processes a first destination routing code from the first destination processor to determine a first destination routing instruction, and transfers the first destination routing instruction to the switching system. The switching system routes the call to a first destination in response to the first destination routing instruction. The SCP system transfers the caller-entered information to a second destination processor, processes a second destination routing code from the second destination processor to determine a second destination routing instruction, and transfers the second destination routing instruction to the switching system. The switching system routes the call to a second destination in response to the second destination routing instruction.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P.OVERLAND PARK, KS2251

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bell, Jeffrey A Olathe, KS 8 24
Brown, Lori L Kansas City, MO 6 7
Cope, Warren B Olathe, KS 96 221
Donelan, Joseph Brent Olathe, KS 6 7
Ma, Xinjia Overland Park, KS 6 7
Marah, Steven R Olathe, KS 6 7
Rogers, Carl E Lenexa, KS 8 91

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Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
7,826,606 Telecommunication network that provides caller-entered information to multiple call destinations 0 2006

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