Telephone service via networking

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7664097
APP PUB NO 20040174880A1
SERIAL NO

10807215

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A system and method for providing telephone type services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network, such as the internetwork commonly known as the Internet. In preferred embodiments, public switched telephone networks utilizing program controlled switching systems are arranged in an architecture with the Internet to provide a methodology for facilitating telephone use of the Internet by customers on an impromptu basis. Provision is made to permit a caller to setup and carry out a telephone call over the Internet from telephone station to telephone station. Calls may be made on an inter or intra LATA, region or state, nationwide or worldwide basis. Billing may be implemented on a per call, timed, time and distance or other basis. Calls may be made front telephone station to telephone station, from telephone station to computer or computer to telephone station.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.BASKING RIDGE, NJ4860

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farris, Robert D Sterling, US 131 13987
White, Patrick E Vienna, US 23 3009

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