US Patent No: 7,957,368

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Method and apparatus for establishing communications with a remote node on a switched network based on hypertext calling received from a packet network

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Abstract

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Disclosed is a system and a methodology enabling a first provider party to provide to a second recipient party software and services to enable the recipient party to embed in an Internet e-mail of the recipient party directed to an addressee, an HTML hyperlink file which includes a telecommunication initiating trigger, sending the e-mail to the addressee via the Internet, the addressee upon receiving the e-mail actuating the hyperlink via its trigger and, responsive to the trigger actuation, connecting the addressee via the Internet to a web page located on an Internet server, wherein the web page includes a request for a telephone number of the addressee. The addressee entering its telephone number information at the server, which information is communicated to a database associated with the server, the server communicating with the database and with a telephony switch, including sending to the switch instructions which result in the switch originating and managing a public switched telephone network (PSTN) communication between the recipient party and the addressee.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FOCAL IP, LLCWILMINGTON, DE17

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Angel, German Miami, US 4 42
Narain, Alfredo Jose Pembroke Pines, US 3 42
Wilson, Michael Anthony Pembroke Pines, US 4 42

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