US Patent No: 7,889,636

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System and method for implementing a mid-call policy in a RSVP environment

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A communication system includes a call agent that coordinates and supervises communications between endpoints. The call agent allocates a QoS agent for each endpoint involved in a call. The QoS agents generate reservations for the call in order to provide the call with a guaranteed amount of bandwidth and an established QoS. Each endpoint or location associated with an endpoint has a reservation policy that determines how calls are to be handled when a reservation is or is not obtained and when a reservation is lost or obtained during a call. The communication system is able to handle reservations, or the lack thereof, during various situations like on hold, call transfer, call forwarding, conference call, and shared line services.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA10735

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Caballero-Mccann, Denise G - 27 70
Chen, Rongxuan V San Jose, CA 14 24
Dhesikan, Subhasri San Jose, CA 47 60
Henning, Scott A Plano, TX 12 31
Lantz, Keith A Los Altos, CA 70 2525
Miller, Kevin E Cary, NC 6 12
Restrick,, Jr John K - 10 17
Sauerhaft, David Los Altos, CA 2 4
Wu, Martin W Plano, TX 14 25

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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ALCATEL (1)
6,765,927 RSVP proxy service for communication network 38 2000
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,721,272 Method and apparatus for generating an RSVP message for a non-RSVP-enabled network device 28 1999
 
COMCAST MO GROUP, INC. (1)
6,385,207 RSVP support for upstream traffic 8 1999
 
CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,854,013 Method and apparatus for optimizing network service 20 2001
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,101,549 Proxy-based reservation of network resources 79 1996
 
INTERNET VOICE SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6,356,622 System and apparatus for enhancing a network link 26 1999
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
6,519,254 RSVP-based tunnel protocol providing integrated services 84 1999
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
6,763,392 Media streaming methods and arrangements 35 2000
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
7,496,192 Interworking of multimedia and telephony equipment 1 2003
 
U S WEST, INC. AND MEDIAONE GROUP, INC. (1)
6,031,841 RSVP support for upstream traffic 64 1997

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