Method and apparatus for providing voice signals to and from a telecommunications switch

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7738449
APP PUB NO 20060285546A1
SERIAL NO

11467357

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A voice gateway (64) includes an input port (70) that receives a voice signal from an unbundled analog line (62) coupled to a Class 5 switch (52). The voice signal is converted to a digital format by an analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converting unit (76). The voice signal is placed into a compressed format by a compressing/de-compressing unit (80) using a selected one of a plurality of compression ratios. The voice signal is placed into a transport frame by a packetizing/de-packetizing unit (84) according to a selected packet format. The voice signal is multiplexed with other voice signals by an output port (88). The output port (88) places the voice signal onto a selected one of a plurality of output lines in order to transport the voice signal in its transport frame to one of an office customer premises (12) and a residence customer premises (14).

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENBAND US LLCPLANO, TX324

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carew, A J Paul Austin, US 9 103
Lutz, Ronald D Round Rock, US 1 1
Mills, Brendon W Austin, US 10 287

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