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PLURAL EXCHANGE NETWORK OR INTERCONNECTION

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379 - Telephonic communications

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
379220010 With interexchange network routing 97
379229000 Interexchange signalling 25
379221140 Routing parameter (e.g., area code, address, service provider identifier) 10
379221150 Connection call model (e.g., virtual network, displayed models) 4
20100111283METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO DETERMINE ROUTING FOR IDENTICAL VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) NUMBERS ASSIGNED TO MULTIPLE COMPANIES - Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to determine routing for identical virtual private network (VPN) numbers assigned to multiple companies are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a query from a switch module to determine routing information for a call initiated by a calling party, the query including dialed digits, a calling party identifier, and a route identifier representative of a route via which the call was initiated, selecting a private VPN number look-up table from a plurality of private VPN number look-up tables based on the calling party identifier, and to perform a lookup within the selected private VPN number look-up table based on a portion of the dialed digits and the route identifier, the lookup to identify the routing information associated with the dialed digits, and transmitting the routing information to the switch module.05-06-2010
20100128865METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLACING A LONG DISTANCE CALL BASED ON A VIRTUAL PHONE NUMBER - A method and apparatus for reducing the cost of long distance phone calls is disclosed. Accordingly, an originating phone network is operatively connected to a first intermediate point, and a receiving phone network is operatively connected to a second intermediate point. Each intermediate point is operatively connected to communicate via a data network. Users on the originating and destination phone networks may communicate based on virtual numbers. The virtual number is preferably within the local calling area of the originating phone network. The first and second intermediate points route calls to any geographic location, regardless of distance, over the data network based on the virtual number. This provides the advantage of allowing a user on the originating phone network to access a user at a distant location for a price that is substantially similar to the price of a local call.05-27-2010
20100215169Virtualization of One or More Sets of Physical Contact Center Resources for Use by One or More Virtual Contact Centers - A system for virtual representation of physical contact center resources includes a server coupled to a wide-area-network (WAN), a digital medium accessible to the server, and a resource virtualization application executable from the digital medium to run on the server, characterized in that at least one physical contact center having physical resources has access to the server over the network wherein the resource virtualization application categorizes and represents the physical resources in an abstract way for access by customers of one or more virtual contact centers.08-26-2010
20080226057Method and apparatus for placing a long distance call based on a virtual phone number - A method and apparatus for reducing the cost of long distance phone calls is disclosed. Accordingly, an originating phone network is operatively connected to a first intermediate point, and a receiving phone network is operatively connected to a second intermediate point. Each intermediate point is operatively connected to communicate via a data network. Users on the originating and destination phone networks may communicate based on virtual numbers. The virtual number is preferably within the local calling area of the originating phone network. The first and second intermediate points route calls to any geographic location, regardless of distance, over the data network based on the virtual number. This provides the advantage of allowing a user on the originating phone network to access a user at a distant location for a price that is substantially similar to the price of a local call.09-18-2008
379225000 Multi-PBX interconnection 4
20100046734REROUTING OF TRUNKS BY A PBX TO AN ALTERNATE PBX - A switching system that receives communications over a trunk incoming from a communications network and routes them to its subtending communications terminals responds to a stimulus, such as actuation of an actuator, by either (a) returning all of the communications that it receives on the incoming trunk at least subsequently to the stimulus to the network over a trunk outgoing to the network with instructions directing the network to redirect the returned communications to a second switching system for routing to communications terminals served by the second system, or (b) routing all of the communications that it receives on the incoming trunk at least subsequently to the stimulus to the second switching system over a trunk outgoing to the second switching system for routing to the communications terminals served by the second switching system.02-25-2010
20080267385Method of Transferring Communication Streams - A method of transferring communication streams, including establishing a first stream via a first communication path between a first terminal and a second terminal, opening a second communication path between the second terminal and the first terminal, sending to the first terminal, via the second communication path, a request to establish a communication stream between the first terminal and a third terminal via a third communication path, and comparing respective capabilities of the first terminal and the third terminal to determine whether it is possible to establish a communication stream between the first terminal and the third terminal, and in the affirmative, interrupting the first stream and establishing a communication stream, between the first terminal and the third terminal.10-30-2008
20090022302Cost-Conscious Telecommunications Terminal - A method and apparatus are disclosed for routing calls over an organization's private network of private branch exchanges. In particular, when a member of the organization (e.g., an employee, etc.) places a call from his or her affiliated off-premises telecommunications terminal (e.g., cell phone, etc.), the call is automatically routed to its destination through at least a portion of the private network of private branch exchanges when doing so reduces the cost of the call. In the illustrative embodiment, the call routing is performed automatically and transparently via software on the affiliated terminals (i.e., employees' cell phones) and on the organization's private branch exchanges.01-22-2009
20090022303Reduction of Wireless Communication Costs in Enterprises - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for reducing wireless telecommunication costs for enterprises having a plurality of PBX-equipped sites, connected by either a public network (e.g., the PSTN, the Internet, etc.), a private network (e.g., leased lines, a virtual private network [VPN] over the Internet, etc.), or some combination of public and private networks. In particular, the illustrative embodiments of the present invention attempt to reduce telecommunication costs by advantageously routing calls from an off-premises wireless terminal belonging to the enterprise via one or more of the enterprise's private branch exchanges. The present invention is especially advantageous in that it can reduce telecommunication costs for calls from an off-premises wireless terminal to any type of destination: another cell phone, a wireline terminal, a private branch exchange, etc.01-22-2009
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20090310773System and Method for Major Trading Area (MTA) Routing in a Telecommunications Network - A method includes determining all telephone numbers to which a selected CLLI can terminate calls, wherein the CLLI is associated with one or more major trading areas (MTAs), creating a FROM-TO relationship between at least a subset of TNs in the one or more MTAs and the TNs to which the selected CLLI can terminate calls, and provisioning the FROM-TO relationship on a core routing engine accessible to a switch. A system includes a local route manager (LRM) configured to receive input designating a CLLI as available for intra-MTA routing, the CLLI being associated with one or more MTAs, a cluster generator configured to create a first set of all telephone numbers (TNs) handled by the CLLI, a second set of selected TNs in the one or more MTAs, and an association between the first set and the second set, and a provisioning module configured to provision the association between the first set and the second set on a core routing engine to identify calls between TNs of the sets as local in jurisdiction.12-17-2009
20090296917DUAL NETWORK TELEPHONE DEVICE - A dual network telephone device may be configured to selectively perform a telephone communication via a public telephone network and via an IP telephone network. The dual network telephone device may be configured to generate IP telephone identification information for a non-IP telephone device configured to perform a telephone communication using the dual network telephone device via the public telephone network, register to an IP telephone server an association of an IP address of the dual network telephone device and the IP telephone identification information for the non-IP telephone device, receive a first call request sent from the IP telephone server, send a call request notice instruction to the non-IP telephone device on a condition that the first call request includes the IP telephone identification information for the non-IP telephone device as a call request destination, receive IP telephone identification information input to and sent from the non-IP telephone device, send a second call request to the IP telephone server. The second call request includes both the received IP telephone identification information as a call request destination and the IP telephone identification information for the non-IP telephone device as a call request source. Further, the dual network telephone device may be configured to receive a response in reply to the second call request, and transfer voice data, which is sent from the call request source of the first call request or from the call request destination of the second call request to the non-IP telephone device and to transfer voice data sent from the non-IP telephone device to the call request source of the first call request or to the call request destination of the second call request on a condition that a call start operation is operated at the non-IP telephone device in response to the call request notice instruction or the response is a positive response.12-03-2009
20080285736SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING UNIFIED COLLABORATION SYSTEMS WITH CONDITIONAL COMMUNICATION HANDLING - A communication system provides integrated email, telephone and instant messenger communication including a common address book, a common log of communication history and shared presence information. A user can respond to a communication according to any format, email, telephone or instant messenger, with a response using the same format or any other format. The response may be initiated by a single command.11-20-2008
20090296918SHARING SOLUTIONS FOR A UNIVERSAL LINKING GATEWAY BETWEEN TELEPHONIC DEVICES - A universal linking gateway interfaces between a local network of one or more local phones, such as analog phones or PBX phones, a plurality of cell phones and multiple service lines, including a public switched telephone network. Implementation of industry standard protocols such as hook flash signals enable a simplistic local phone to access enhanced calling features including answering calls on multiple service lines, to select and make calls on any desired service line as well as handle simultaneous calls on either an active service line or multiple service lines. Further, the gateway manages security and data transfer features between the gateway and the telephonic devices connected thereto. The gateway interfaces between a variety of other telephonic devices including PSTN, VoIP, and telephonic intercoms. Wireless communications are controlled by the gateway for proper pairing management.12-03-2009
20090122971Device and Method Allowing To Successively Use Several Terminal Devices In a Same Voice Communication - The present invention concerns an interconnect device and process for connecting a first network to a second network, comprising first connecting means for connecting the interconnect device to the first network, second connecting means for connecting the interconnect device to the second network, the second connecting means being connected to the first connecting means. The first connecting means and second connecting means are intended to permit a communication between a first terminal located on the first network and a second terminal located on the second network. The interconnect device detects a voice communication termination by the second terminal. If the voice communication has been initialized by the first terminal, it starts a delaying period for delaying the sending of an indication of the termination to the first terminal for allowing a terminal located on the second network to resume the voice communication before the end of the delaying period.05-14-2009
20110222681Multi-Service Network System - A multi-service network system which forms a wide area network connecting a plurality of metropolitan areas, including a primary network ring including at least one primary node and at least one secondary node; and a secondary network ring connecting the at least one secondary node to business premises equipment, wherein the business premises equipment are associated with respective customer premises equipment.09-15-2011
20090074172Information Processing Apparatus, Telephone Exchange Apparatus and Information Writing Control Method - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a recorder which temporarily holds the processed information of the file in a buffer including a storage capacity smaller than storage capacity of the storage device during file processing, and a controller which transfers the processed information of the file recorded in the buffer to the storage device to write the processed information therein, when the amount of the processed information to be stored in the buffer reaches the maximum storage capacity of the buffer or when the processing of the file ends.03-19-2009
20110026704Identity Management and Service Access for Local User Group Based on Network-Resident User Profiles - A profile-based system is employed to manage user identities and preferences, devices, content and/or other aspects of service delivery. The user profiles may be maintained in one or more servers or other elements located in an external network access via a customer premises equipment (CPE) gateway of a local network. The profiles can be used to map users to identities, devices, services, and other features that affect the manner in which a particular user communicates with (or through) the external network.02-03-2011
20120201369Method and System for Performing Communication Transfer Service for Access Gateway Control Function User - The disclosure provides a method for performing a communication transfer service for an access gateway control function user, comprising: after the AGCF user accesses to a public Switched Telephone Network/Integrated Services Digital Network Emulation Subsystem (PSTN/ISDN Emulation Subsystem (PES)), performing the communication transfer service for the AGCF user, by applying a tight/loose coupling mode between an AGCF and an application server (AS) and by applying an AS main control/end to end control mode between the AS and non-AGCF users. The disclosure also provides a system for performing a communication transfer service for an access gateway control function user, comprising: a communication transfer unit configured to perform the communication transfer service for the user belonging to the AGCF by applying a tight/loose coupling mode between the AGCF and an application server (AS) and by applying an AS main control/end to end control mode between the AS and non-AGCF users. The communication transfer service for a user belonging to the AGCF can be is performed by using the method and the system of the disclosure.08-09-2012
20110164742CONVERSATION DETECTION IN AN AMBIENT TELEPHONY SYSTEM - A method of controlling at least one device (07-07-2011
20090060163Call Establishment in Call Centers Having Heterogeneous Terminals - A method of establishing calls with call centers that have heterogeneous hardware and software is disclosed. In particular, the data processing system for establishing a call selects one or more terminals for call based on the set of capabilities of the respective terminals and on the quality-of-service parameters that characterize the telecommunications channels connecting the terminals.03-05-2009
20120076292SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REQUESTING ADDITIONAL TELEPHONE NUMBERING INFORMATION FOR REPORTING - A system for determining whether to request additional telephone number resources for a telecommunications carrier. The system includes a first database operated by a telecommunications carrier and configured to store data indicative of telephone number usage and ENUM usage of telephone numbers assigned to the telecommunications carrier. The system further includes a computing device in communication with a multiple databases via a network, the multiple databases may contain telephone number usage information associated with multiple telecommunications carriers. The computing device executes software to query the first and multiple databases to retrieve information associated with the telecommunications carrier (i) to determine current utilization of telephone numbers of a rate center and (ii) to determine months to exhaust of telephone numbers and automatically generate a report utilizing the current utilization and months to exhaust in response to determining the current utilization and months to exhaust.03-29-2012

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