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Caller identification

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20130045727METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING A CALL RECEIVED AT A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method, apparatus and system for handling a call received at a mobile communication device, in association with an automated number identification (ANI) number are provided. The ANI number is compared with a list of ANI numbers associated with an, applications server, the list stored at the mobile communications device. When the ANI number is not in the list, a tone is provided on the call. When a corresponding tone is detected on the call in response to the tone, the call is handled as a call associated with the applications server and otherwise the call handled as a typical mobile communication call.02-21-2013
20130045726METHOD FOR DELIVERING CALLING NAME TO A DEVICE - The present invention is directed to an application resident on a device for receiving telephone calls which is (1) data-enabled and (2) includes a means for presenting alphanumeric characters or words. Devices which are both data-enabled and have a means for presentation may be used, such as but not limited to other smart phones, e.g., iphones, Palm Trios, and Android-enabled phones, as well as desktop, laptop, and hand-held computer devices.02-21-2013
20110183657VERIFYING AND IDENTIFYING INCOMING PBX CALLS ON MOBILE DEVICES - Aspects relate to provision of enterprise call capabilities to mobile devices. For example, a mobile device can indicate, over a data channel, that a PBX is to make a call on its behalf to a called party. The PBX can call back the mobile device, call the called party, and bridge those call legs to establish the call. The mobile device can employ mechanisms that a particular incoming call is made by the PBX. These mechanisms can include using ANI information, sending, and receiving audible verification codes over the voice channel established after answering the incoming call. The verification codes can be selected based on different behaviors of the mobile devices and the network or networks used by the device(s).07-28-2011
20120172020Missed Telephone Call Management for a Portable Multifunction Device - In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. A list of items comprising missed telephone calls is displayed. Upon detecting user selection of an item in the list, contact information is displayed for a respective caller corresponding to the user selected item. The displayed contact information includes a plurality of contact objects that include a first contact object, comprising a telephone number object having a first telephone number associated with the missed telephone call, and a second contact object. Upon detecting user selection of the second contact object, a communication with the respective caller is initiated via a modality corresponding to the second contact object.07-05-2012
20110189983COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SWITCHING DEVICE, SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - In a communication control system 08-04-2011
20120184256COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING INCOMING CALLS - A communication device includes a receiving unit, a number obtaining unit, and a reminder unit. The incoming receiving unit receives an incoming call request from a caller. The number obtaining unit obtains a phone number of the caller from the incoming call request. The reminder unit includes a reminder state, and a non-reminder state which is default. The reminder unit generates a prompt to remind a callee to accept the incoming call when in the reminder state, and does not generate a prompt for the incoming call when in the non-reminder state. The reminder unit changes into the reminder state from the non-reminder state when the phone number of the caller is not listed in a phonebook of the communication device and request duration of the incoming call reaches a predetermined value.07-19-2012
20100151843Transmission Of Contact Information About An Initiating Communication Partner To A Receiving Communication Partner In The Course Of A Call - A method for the at least partially automatic determination of contact information of at least one communication partner in the context of a communication connection between at least two communication partners in a communication network is proposed, wherein at least one contact information of the communication partner initiating the communication connection is communicated to the at least one receiving communication partner. The at least one contact information is predetermined by the communication partner initiating the communication connection. Furthermore, a terminal for the use in a communication network is provided, preferably a mobile network according to a GSM, GPRS and/or UMTS radio network standard, which terminal is designed and/or adapted to at least partially carry out the method. Furthermore, a network node in a communication network is provided, preferably a mobile network according to a GSM, GPRS and/or UMTS radio network standard, which node at least contributes to the establishment, the holding and/or the disconnection of the communication connection.06-17-2010
20100075645MOBILE DEVICE AND LOCATION-INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD - A mobile phone A and a mobile phone B are in a call process and are capable of performing voice communication with each other. In such a state, the mobile phone A activates a GPS and acquires location information when an instruction to determine the location information about a location of the mobile phone A is received from an owner of the mobile phone A during a call process to the mobile phone B. Thereafter, the mobile phone A reads out aloud the acquired location information to audibly notify the mobile phone B using a voice communication line connected to the mobile phone B.03-25-2010
20100075644DELIVERY OF CALLER IDENTIFICATION DATA TO A MOBILE DEVICE USING APPLICATION DIRECTED SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE - Caller name (CNAM) query results obtained from a traditional CNAM service are sent during call processing on a carrier network to the subscriber's mobile handset over a Short Message Service (SMS) channel on a mobile carrier network. A call page is received at a network carrier associated with a recipient of the received call page. A caller name (CNAM) query is performed, and the result of the performed CNAM query is sent to the recipient device before sending the call page to the recipient device. The CNAM query result is displayed on a display of the recipient device.03-25-2010
20130078973PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a communication request receiving unit which receives a communication request from another communication device, a display unit which displays an image based on image data, an input unit which is provided to overlap with the display unit and detects an input of a user, a determination unit which determines whether the image is being displayed on the display unit when the communication request receiving unit receives the communication request, an input determination unit which determines whether a predetermined input is detected by the input unit when the determination unit determines that the image is being displayed, and a display control unit which displays information for starting a communication with the other communication device on the display unit when the predetermined input is detected by the input unit.03-28-2013
20130084840Provisioning for Enterprise Service - Identifying an incoming call as from a mobile device of an enterprise communication system. Creating a first list relating mobile devices of the enterprise communication system with Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) number of the device. Creating a hashmap comprising keys. Each key comprising the last n digits assigned as a PLMN number to at least one mobile device of the enterprise communication system. The hashmap further comprising a plurality of buckets. Each bucket corresponding to a key, and comprising a second list identifying each enterprise-associated mobile device having a PLMN number ending with the key. Receiving an Automatic Number Identification (ANI) number of an call incoming to the enterprise communication system. Retrieving at least one bucket corresponding to a key comprising the last n digits of the ANI number. Searching the retrieved bucket for the unique identifier associated with the full PLMN number.04-04-2013
20130078974METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR GENERATING DUAL-TONE MULTI-FREQUENCY (DTMF) COMMANDS ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING A TOUCHSCREEN - A method and mobile communication device for generating dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) commands on a mobile communication device having a touchscreen are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method for generating dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) commands on a mobile communication device having a touchscreen, comprising: detecting an automated attendant during a telephone call; activating speech recognition in respect of incoming voice data during the telephone call in response to detecting an automated attendant; translating spoken prompts in the incoming voice data into respective DTMF commands; displaying a menu having selectable menu options corresponding to the DTMF commands in a graphical user interface on the touchscreen; receiving input selecting one of the menu options; receiving input via the touchscreen activating a selected one of the menu options; and generating a DTMF command in accordance with the activated menu option.03-28-2013
20130210399METHODS, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING CALLER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION - A method, apparatus and computer-readable media for providing caller identification information. A server receives a call notification that identifies a call originating from a calling address for connection to a destination address associated with a wireless destination device. The server makes the determination that the wireless destination device is within a predetermined proximity of a media station. Based on the determination, the server communicates a caller identifier to the media station for presentation on a display device communicatively coupled to the media station.08-15-2013
20120264410ADVANCED VOICE AND DATA OPERATIONS IN A DUAL-MODE MOBILE DATA COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions. The mobile device working in a network capable of exchanging both cell phone calls and data items to the mobile device. By wearing an earphone or an ear-bud device the user is capable of dealing with voice conversations while working with data centric information related to the current caller. By providing a data-centric device with voice capabilities there is a new range of features that allow incoming data events to trigger outgoing voice events.10-18-2012
20090156186METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING CONTACTS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - An improved method, device and computer-readable medium for managing contacts in a mobile communications device are presented. A contact manager receives a telephone call in a mobile communications device and identifies a telephone number associated with the telephone call. If the user attempts to add the number to a contact list, the contact manager consults a contact list policy which is used to determine whether the number is a temporary number. If the telephone number is a temporary number, the telephone number is automatically marked as temporary and automatically assigned a triggering event. The telephone number is automatically removed from the contact list upon an occurrence of the triggering event.06-18-2009
20090117886Caller ID Messaging - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for caller identification messaging are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a calling party uses a Caller ID Messaging Device that supplants the incoming calling line identification (ICLID) signal with a Caller ID Messaging Signal and transmits the Caller ID Messaging Signal to a destination communications address. An alternate embodiment provides that the calling party may use a conventional telephone to access a communications network, activate Caller ID Messaging Services, compose or retrieve a stored Caller ID Message of the Caller ID Messaging Signal, and transmit the Caller ID Messaging Signal to the destination communications address. The Caller ID Message and Caller ID Messaging Signal may include text, video, voice, and/or digital data.05-07-2009
20100093329PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING EVENTS ACCORDING TO ENVIRONMENT SET IN THE PORTABLE TERMINAL - An event displaying method and a portable terminal adapted to the method are provided. The method displays events in the portable terminal whose environments are set according to pieces of user information. The method includes setting an environment of the portable terminal based on an environment selected from among the pieces of information, identifying, if a communication event is received by the portable terminal while it is operated in the set environment, connecting information included in the received communication event, determining whether the identified connecting information is included in the selected user information, determining, if it is determined that the identified connecting information is not included in the selected user information, whether the identified connecting information exists in other user information, and displaying, if it is determined that the identified connecting information exists in other user information, the other user information and the communication event.04-15-2010
20090124242Mobile terminal and multimedia message processing method thereof - A mobile terminal and multimedia message processing method thereof is provided for efficiently processing a multimedia message composed of multiple pages. A multimedia message processing method of the present invention includes receiving a message arrival alert containing a preview page selected among multiple pages constituting a multimedia message; displaying the preview page; determining whether an event allowing or rejecting download of the remaining pages of the multimedia message is received; and rejecting, when an event for rejecting download of the remaining pages of the multimedia message is received, download of the remaining pages of the multimedia message. The multimedia message processing method of the present invention allows a user to determine whether to download the entire multimedia message after viewing a preview page carried by a message arrival alert, thereby avoiding download of unwanted multimedia message, resulting in reduction of data service cost and improvement of memory utilization.05-14-2009
20130084839SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING CALLER NAME INFORMATION TO MOBILE DEVICES - Systems and methods for delivering full name information to a mobile device are disclosed. A service control point receives a mobile dialing number (MDN) of an incoming call from a network control point, and queries a LIDB data store for partial name information. The network control point creates a call page including the partial name information and terminates the call to a terminating mobile device. The terminating mobile device opens a data connection to the service control point, and submits a query for full name information. The service control point retrieves the full name information from the LIDB data store, and transmits it to the terminating mobile device over the data connection.04-04-2013
20130053010APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING A CALL CONNECTION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for performing a call connection in a portable terminal, by which it is possible to reduce the consumption of a battery of the portable terminal when a call connection is performed by the portable terminal including one RF unit and at least two SIM cards. The apparatus includes: at least two Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards; and a controller for performing a control operation so as to perform a call connection over a relevant communication network of a SIM card among the at least two SIM cards, which has the larger electric field value of the relevant communication network.02-28-2013
20130053009Caller Identification For Hands-Free Accessory Device Wirelessly Connected To Mobile Device - A method enables a mobile device to provide caller information stored on the mobile device to an accessory device that is connected wirelessly to the mobile device. The method includes establishing a short-range wireless connection between the mobile device and the accessory device, determining an incoming telephone number for an incoming telephone call, searching a directory stored on the mobile device for an entry matching the incoming telephone number, and transmitting caller data from the entry matching the incoming telephone number to the accessory device.02-28-2013
20120220280METHOD OF MASKING AN IDENTIFIER OF AT LEAST ONE DESTINATION OF A CALL, AND A CORRESPONDING DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A method of setting up a call between a user and at least one destination comprises, prior to setting up the call, a masking stage for masking the identifier, which stage comprises the following steps, for at least one destination: intercepting an identifier of the destination as input by the user; and modifying a signal including the identifier and used for displaying the identifier, or for setting up said call.08-30-2012
20130115930MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR RECOMMENDING CALL COUNTERPART - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal capable of providing a phone number of an anticipated call origination counterpart along with associated supplementary information according to a user's communication pattern, time information at which the mobile terminal is in use, or location information of the mobile terminal, thereby guaranteeing a rapid and convenient accessibility with respect to the call origination counterpart, and a method for recommending a call origination counterpart.05-09-2013
20130059572Computational systems and methods for identifying a communications partner - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one telephone communication from at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting the sender profile in association with the at least one telephone communication.03-07-2013
20130065566SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT CALL IDENTIFICATION ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile device and a method of displaying information regarding an incoming communication to a user of a mobile device are provided. The mobile device receives the incoming information and associated information from, for example, an enterprise network. The communication type of the incoming communication is determined using the associated information and information relating to the communication type is displayed on a display of the mobile device.03-14-2013
20130065567METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORKING CALLING REQUEST TO CALLED USER ADDRESS - The invention provides a method and apparatus, in a network device, for forking a calling request to a first registered called user address among a plurality of registered called user addresses. The method comprises: obtaining forking-related information, the forking-related information corresponding to the public user identity code and representing a forking order relationship between at least one calling number and the plurality of registered called user addresses; receiving the calling request from a calling user equipment; determining the first registered called user address among the plurality of registered called user addresses according to the number of the calling user equipment and the forking-related information corresponding to the public user identity code; and forking the calling request to the first registered called user address. The forking scheme of a calling request for a calling number recorded in the forking-related information may be different from that of a calling number which is not recorded in the forking-related information. In this way, a specific forking scheme can be adopted for some specific numbers to thereby satisfy a personalized demand of a user.03-14-2013
20090036107METHOD, CALLEE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING CALL TRANSFER FUNCTION - A method is provided for transferring an incoming call. The method includes determining whether the incoming call is answered or transferred, converting caller information of the incoming call in a first network to yield converted caller information in a second network for the incoming call being transferred is not answered, sending the converted caller information to a server in the second network, and checking the converted caller information stored in the server. Moreover, a callee station having a callee terminal, and a communication system are used for implementing the method.02-05-2009
20120115450Presence Server Based Name Information - The present invention relates to a CNAP service in which a name of the calling party is presented to the called party. For retrieving the name, a presence network agent in the mobile switching center accesses the presence server and fetches the name from the presence server before it is introduced into a call setup request message.05-10-2012
20120115449MOBILE DEVICE CALLER ID EXTENSION - An extended display is provided for information based on caller ID during call notification for an incoming phone call on a mobile device. A system enables accessing scheduling information based on caller ID information for the incoming phone call. A contact is identified based on the caller ID information, and scheduling information related to the contact is displayed on the mobile device before the call is answered.05-10-2012
20090017806Communication device - According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a communication device including: a communication unit configured to communicate with an opponent by an electric communication network; a vibration unit configured to generate a vibration at a predetermined vibration pattern; a storage unit configured to store identification information about the opponent; a display unit configured to listing the identification information; an operation unit configured to accept an operation for moving a cursor which points at one of identification information listed by the display unit; and a control unit configured to activate the vibration unit in accordance with the one of identification information pointed at with the cursor.01-15-2009
20090011749CALL REJECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A call rejecting system (01-08-2009
20120238256SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING AN EVENT MESSAGE - A system for transmitting and receiving an event message is provided. The system comprises a transmitting terminal that generates an event message, and that transmits the event message and caller information, an event message service server that stores phonebook data after receiving the phonebook data transmitted from at least one terminal, that searches for a receiving terminal including the caller information in the phonebook data among receiving terminals included in the phonebook data of the transmitting terminal when receiving the event message, and that transmits the event message to the searched receiving terminal, and a receiving terminal that receives an event message transmitted by the event message service server, and informs its user of reception of the event message.09-20-2012
20130165087PARTY INFORMATION FOR DATA-CAPABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Detailed information about a party can be provided during interparty communication. Data-capable mobile devices query at least a public database to retrieve information about a set of parties engaged in communication. The results of the database query are employed to provide detailed caller identification and detail functionality to telephones or communication devices not utilizing traditional landlines or commercial caller identification service. Storage can be included to include address book function, query caching, and user preferences. An interface can be provided to facilitate display of rich caller identification information. The interface can further update displayed information without user input, or provide user selection control to request more information on a selected portion of displayed information. These features can be applied to determine the information about a party that is either receiving a communication or initiating a communication.06-27-2013
20110294479SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSIGNING A SENDERID - A method for sending Short Message Service (SMS) messages includes receiving a request to generate a senderID, determining senderIDs based on a business name, and receiving a selected senderID from the senderIDs. The method further includes receiving a request to send an SMS message using the selected senderID, and sending a request to an SMS server to send the SMS message using the senderID.12-01-2011
20110281568MANAGEMENT OF INCOMING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS IN A LOCAL MEDIA NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for locally managing incoming telephony communication events on a user equipment display. In one embodiment, a user equipment device may include an input/output interface, a notification module, and a display device. The input/output interface may be configured to receive an indication of a communication event directed to a user telephony device over a short-range wireless connection. The notification module may be configured to generate a notification message in response to receiving the indication of a communication event. The indication of the communication event may include sender information, which may be included in the notification message. The display device may be configured to display the notification message so that it overlays a currently displayed video program.11-17-2011
20110130130METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PORTABLE APPARATUS USED IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND ASSOCIATED PORTABLE APPARATUS - A method for controlling a portable apparatus used in a telecommunication network includes: receiving a phone call from the telecommunication network; parsing a phone number from received information of the phone call; and displaying reference information including a calling history corresponding to the phone number during the phone call. An associated portable apparatus for being used in a telecommunication network includes a wireless communication module, a control circuit, and a user interface module. The wireless communication module is arranged to perform wireless communication. In addition, the control circuit is arranged to receive a phone call from the telecommunication network by utilizing the wireless communication module, wherein the control circuit parses a phone number from received information of the phone call. Additionally, the user interface module is arranged to display reference information including a calling history corresponding to the phone number during the phone call.06-02-2011
20120108221AUGMENTING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS WITH APPLICATIONS - Embodiments include applications as participants in a communication session such as a voice call. The applications provide functionality to the communication session by performing commands issued by the participants during the communication session to generate output data. Example functionality includes recording audio, playing music, obtaining search results, obtaining calendar data to schedule future meetings, etc. The output data is made available to the participants during the communication session.05-03-2012
20110124323COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT FEATURES - A method for answering a communication includes the steps of receiving an incoming communication sent by a sender and intended for a communication device of a recipient and answering the communication with an injected audio, video, text, and/or graphic message. The injected message indicates to the sender, in effect, that the recipient is presently unable to respond to the communication but is or will be made aware of the communication. The method further includes the step of providing a promise fulfillment feature that alerts the recipient to the communication and any promise to follow-up with the sender made in the injected message.05-26-2011
20110319062Telecommunications Network - In a telecommunications network including a plurality of mobile terminals, a method of analysing missed call events in relation to at least one of the plurality of mobile terminals, the method including: determining the occurrence of a missed call event; recording the missed call event in a database, including an identity relating to the called terminal; determining and allocating a status of the called mobile terminal to the missed call event, the status selected from a plurality of options, with at least one option relating to an unreachable terminal situation; and analysing the missed call event data relating to unreachable situations to identify the existence of any patterns relating to a particular called terminal/user, called terminal type, location and/or time period. The method may also be embodied in a network element, such as a Call Alert Application Server.12-29-2011
20110294478Telephone Caller Classification - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying telephone spam. An indication of an incoming telephone call and a calling device telephone number for the incoming telephone call is received. An indication that the calling device telephone number has been determined to be a source of telephone spam based on identifications by one or more users, other than a user of a mobile telephone, that the calling device telephone number is a source of telephone spam is received. A secondary alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone that is different than a default alert. The default alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone if the calling device telephone number is not determined to be a source of telephone spam.12-01-2011
20090104898A TELEPHONE USING A CONNECTION NETWORK FOR PROCESSING DATA REMOTELY FROM THE TELEPHONE - A system of connection between computers. First and second computers are connected over a network. The network preferably uses an existing channel, such as a wireless connection or a telephone line. The first computer may be a PDA or a cell phone. One aspect may take speech into the telephone, send it over the network connection to the second computer, where it is recognized, and return the recognized speech to the first computer.04-23-2009
20090098864NUMBER TO A NAME - Embodiments disclosed may include a mobile terminal for communication in a wireless communication network comprising a transmitter for transmitting a contact message, a user interface for entering contact information sent in the contact message, a processing unit for executing commands entered by means of the user interface and a visual presentation unit for displaying the user interface and contact message to be transmitted. The user interface is adapted for providing means for adding to the contact message a selectable contact identifier which represents a contact and wherein the processing unit is adapted for associating the selectable contact identifier with a contact number. Also, embodiments disclosed include a method and computer program as well as a signal in a wireless communication network operating along the lines outlined for the mobile terminal.04-16-2009
20090163192COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CALL ALERTING - A method of operating a communication system comprises receiving an incoming call, wherein a caller identification is associated with the incoming call, generating an alert message for the incoming call, wherein the alert message includes the caller identification, transmitting the alert message from a wireless base station to a mobile communication device, in response to the alert message, receive a response message from the mobile communication device, wherein the response message indicates a destination for the incoming call, processing the destination in the response message to generate routing instructions for the incoming call, and routing the incoming call based on the routing instructions.06-25-2009
20100112994HANDS-FREE DEVICE - A hands-free device which is possible to establish a session for hands-free and a session for obtaining phonebook data by short-range wireless communication, obtains phonebook data via the session for obtaining phonebook data and stores the phonebook data. The hands-free device retrieves phonebook data obtained from a device to which the hands-free device is connected by the hands-free session.05-06-2010
20100035591METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION USING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ALLOCATED TO COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and system for providing information for using an identification number, which is a user-by-user information DB, is provided to individual user when each user desires, thereby preventing inconvenience due to the indiscriminately provided information, and simultaneously providing and efficiently delivering the information to the providers. A system for providing information for using identification number comprising: a user terminal for calling an identification number corresponding to information of a user's interest; a user-by-user information DB constructed such that the user matches to information data of the user's interest; a server for setting and changing a correspondence relation between the user and information data of the user's interest in the user-by-user information DB according to an identification number call from the user terminal; and a message center for transmitting an interest information message corresponding to the information data of user's interest to the user terminal, responding to the request of server.02-11-2010
20100035592SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD, SERVICE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND SERVICE CONTROL POINT - A service processing method, a service processing system, and a service control point (SCP) are provided. The service processing method includes the following steps. A processing request from a user is received. It is determined whether the user is a switched service user or not according to a user number of the user, if the user is not the switched service user, the processing request is processed locally, and if the user is not the switched service user, the processing request is forwarded to a home location of the user after switching the service for processing. In the present invention, it is determined whether a user who sends a service processing request has switched service or not, and if the user has switched the service, the request is forwarded to a home SCP and a processing device of the user after switching the service for processing. Thereby, the management process of the original service is maintained, and updates can be performed in real time with high efficiency and low operating cost.02-11-2010
20100112993METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE IDENTIFICATION - A method, a device, and a system for message identification are provided. The method for message identification includes: receiving an MO message carrying a calling identifier and a calling party address; obtaining a VMSC address of a subscriber corresponding to the calling identifier; and determining whether the calling party address is consistent with the obtained VMSC address or not, and if not, the MO message is a spoof message. The device and the system are a device and a system corresponding to the method for message identification, which are capable of realizing effective identification of message spoofing behaviors.05-06-2010
20100112992METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN IDENTITY TO A USER EQUIPMENT AND APPARATUS THEREOF - In a radio communications system, the identity of user equipment is provided upon receiving an access node a first message from at least one user equipment of a plurality of user equipment, where the first message includes information relating to the at least one user equipment. An identity for the at least one user equipment is generated by the access node based upon the information received. A second message that includes the identity is transmitted by the access node to the at least one user equipment, where a payload size for the identity is constant.05-06-2010
20080268825System and method for integrating an outgoing cellular call as an enterprise call - In one embodiment, a network node is operable, responsive to receiving a request from an enterprise user to initiate origination of an outgoing cellular call to a called party, for establishing a first call leg to the enterprise user by sending a circuit-switched call that identifies an enterprise address of the enterprise user as a calling line identity. The network node includes functionality for establishing a second call leg to the called party upon receiving an indication from the enterprise user that the first call leg has been established. The first and second call legs are then patched to establish an end-to-end communications path between the enterprise user and the called party, wherein the enterprise address instead of the non-enterprise address is presented to the called party as a calling line identity with respect to the outgoing cellular call from the enterprise user.10-30-2008
20080268823SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INITIATING, MAINTAINING, AND DELIVERING PERSONALIZED INFORMATION BY COMMUNICATION SERVER - Systems and methods are disclosed for personalized information retrieval related to identified objects, prompted by a coded activation message (AM), containing Object Identifiers (OIs), and necessary message-source's identifiers. Decoded AMs identify the required information recipients and their communication devices (RIDs) and direct a communication server to a site containing identified object-related information, formatted for personalized delivery defined by RID features and preset preferences of relevant entities. The PCWS interactively monitors and directs information flow through selected, preferred communication links, reestablishing flow upon disruptions or per AMs. Alternatively, the system can include sensors for detecting events associated with relevant objects and potential recipients, and submitting AMs on behalf of relevant recipients. Recipients can use keypad or voice commands for online interactive remote-control of PCWS information retrieval, routing and storage.10-30-2008
20100267373 METHOD OF DETECTING INCORRECT CELL IDENTITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - By transmitting the Measurement cell identity (MCI), in addition to the PCI PLMN cell identity (PCI), in a request to a node, an MCI to PCI mismatch is early discovered by the node and reported to the source eNode B. The handover procedure can be aborted in an earlier stage, saving time and resources. The node can then also include information in the response to the source eNode B, which makes it possible for the source eNode B to blacklist MCIs and MCI to PCI combinations. This way faulty or faked MCIs or PCIs can be discovered already in the source eNode B, saving even more time and resources.10-21-2010
20110201321MANAGING MULTIPLE CLI IDENTITIES - A caller identity provision system comprises a receiver component that receives a call request, the call request originates from a mobile handset that is associated with multiple numbers. An analysis component analyzes the call request and selects a caller line identification (CLI) from amongst a plurality of CLIs to provide to a called party that is a subject of the call request. For instance, the mobile handset and/or a network server can comprise the receiver component and/or the analysis component.08-18-2011
20090264112METHOD AND ARCHITECTURE TO DELIVER PRE-CUSTOMIZED BUSINESS CARD MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS THROUGH IMS-BASED PLMNS FOR IMPROVING THE EXISTING CALLING LINE IDENTIFICATION SERVICE - An improved Calling Line Identification (CLI) service is implemented inside a cellular telephony network connected to the IMS platform for delivering IP-based multimedia services to the end users. The new architecture is based on a multimedia CLI-dedicated server (MM-CLI) connected to the IMS and the packet switched (PS) domain of the core network. The MM-CLI comprises: a Control server, media storage, and a web interface. The control server is devoted to handle the SIP signalizing flow including a SIP element called MESSAGE carrying in its body either the multimedia contents of the so-called business card or HTTP address link to retrieve the components of said multimedia contents. The media storage stores multimedia contents of the business cards and/or said HTTP address links according to respective user's profiles. The web interface web allows the end users to download the multimedia components of the business cards through the addressed HTTP links. The handsets include a client application for monitoring the line status of the caller and transmitting the SIP MESSAGE at the very initial instant of the call setup. The client further monitors both the line status of the callee and the incoming SIP stack for synchronizing the CLI information and either get or retrieve the multimedia components of the business card. A player internal to the user phone renders and plays the business cards.10-22-2009
20100124915CONTACT-CENTRIC USER-INTERFACE FEATURES FOR COMPUTING DEVICES - Embodiments described herein provide a system, method and technique for operating a communication device. According to an embodiment, information contained in a contact record is displayed, where the information includes a plurality of entries. Each entry is associated with one of a plurality of communication types and includes an identifier for use with an application of the associated communication type. An input is detected corresponding to a user's selection of one of the plurality of entries. In response to the user's selection, the application of the communication type associated with the selected entry is automatically executed by initiating a communication using the identifier included in the selected entry.05-20-2010
20090275316Minimal Distraction Capture of Spoken Contact Information - Real-time automatic capturing and storing is described for contact information such as a telephone number or other well-structured contact information spoken during a conversation over the mobile telephone. A user input is received to capture contact information contained in recent audio data processed by the mobile device. Speech in the recent audio data is identified that corresponds to the contact information. Then speech recognition is used to extract the contact information from the identified speech. The contact information is stored in mobile device memory storage.11-05-2009
20090280785METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING PROXIMITY BASED ROUTING OF A PHONE CALL - A method, system, and computer program for routing an incoming voice call in real time is presented. A call is received from a caller to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response to the call failing to connect to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, a short range wireless query signal is transmitted to determine if an other wireless communication device is within a predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. If the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device receives a response from the other wireless telecommunication device indicating that the other wireless telecommunication device is within the predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, then the call is rerouted to the other wireless telecommunication device.11-12-2009
20090280786UPDATING CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MOBILE TRAFFIC - A system for managing contact information between mobile devices. A notification is received any time a mobile device initiates or terminates a communication. The receiving mobile device is prompted to obtain the contact information of the caller. Based on permissions set by the caller, the receiving mobile device may obtain the caller's public contact information, private contact information, none of the caller's contact information or some combination of the caller's public and private contact information. In one embodiment, a subset of the caller's contact information is displayed in the screen of a receiving mobile device coincidentally while receiving the phone call to provide a caller-identification feature.11-12-2009
20120295601System and Method for Providing a Mobile Phone Directory Service - A method and system for registering a mobile phone number with an operator registration service. The method comprising receiving an electronic message including a unique subscriber name provided by a mobile phone subscriber and extracting the unique subscriber name from the electronic message and a mobile phone number associated with the electronic message corresponding to the mobile phone subscriber. A name-number pair is generated with the extracted unique subscriber name and the mobile phone number. The name-number pair is indexed in a searchable directory database where it may be retrieved in response to receiving a call request message from a calling party, the call request message including the unique subscriber name and an origination phone number. The method further comprising establishing a call between the origination phone number and the mobile phone number.11-22-2012
20100248703METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PICTURE CALLER IDENTIFICATION FEATURE - An apparatus having a picture caller identification (“CID”) feature provides enhanced entertainment value and is also capable of preventing screen burn. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a memory operative to store data indicating an association between a first plurality of pictures and a first phone number, and a processor operative to enable display of the first plurality of pictures in response to receiving a phone call from the first phone number.09-30-2010
20090170486Urgent communications - A communications system by which a user may provide inputs using an accessory device is provided. The accessory device may provide instructions to the communications device over any suitable wired or wireless communications path. The accessory device may include any suitable input mechanism for providing an input, including for example one or more switches, sliders, knobs, keys, motion sensing components, environmental sensing components, or any other input mechanism that the user may actuate. A communications system by which a communications device may transmit urgent communications requests is provided. The user may select an urgent option when transmitting a communications request to cause the recipient communications device to enable an urgent mode in which the recipient communications device may change the notification scheme to ensure that the recipient receives the urgent communications request.07-02-2009
20090170487METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING CALLER INFORMATION - The present invention discloses a method and device for displaying caller information. The method includes: obtaining caller identification from a received traffic request; searching for the caller information corresponding to the caller identification, according to the caller identification; and displaying the caller information in a display format preset by a user. The method and device of the present invention can realize displaying information desired by the user, according to the presetting of the user, and satisfy the diverse requirement of the user.07-02-2009
20080280601System and Method for Spoken Caller Identification in a Cellular Telephone Headset - A spoken caller identification system comprises a headset and mobile communication device. The mobile communication device sends the caller identification to the headset upon a determination that the headset is in communication with the mobile communication device.11-13-2008
20080280600Geographic Mobile Address Book - A mobile device is provided that comprises a processor and an address book configured to provide a display to display a current geographic location of a contact associated with an entry in the address book.11-13-2008
20130217370Protective Helmet with Voice-Activated Telephonic and Route-Guidance Systems - A protective helmet utilizes Bluetooth technology to integrate components of a hands-free, voice-activated telephonic communication system and a hands-free, voice-activated route guidance system. The Bluetooth transceiver provides the hub through which communications among the various components of the telephonic and route guidance systems take place.08-22-2013
20080280599CALL PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A mobile communication terminal is provided. A storage unit stores a disconnect cause associated with caller information. A communication unit receives an incoming call. A controller determines whether the incoming call is associated with the caller information, disconnects the incoming call if the incoming call is associated with the caller information, and sends a disconnect message indicating the disconnect cause to a network station relaying the incoming call.11-13-2008
20120196582METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING CALLER IDENTIFICATION MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS - A method and apparatus for configuring caller identification multimedia contents, in which a caller identification multimedia contents providing server is requested to search for the caller identification multimedia contents. The caller identification multimedia contents providing server is requested to select a callee device which is to receive the caller identification multimedia contents. The caller identification multimedia contents providing server is requested to transmit the caller identification multimedia contents to the callee device.08-02-2012
20120196581Caller Identification Using Social Network Information - In one embodiment, a social networking system determines a user identifier of a caller placing a call to a receiving user based on the call's phone number, accesses one or more data stores for information associated with the caller, and present to the receiving user the information associated with the caller.08-02-2012
20120196580METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR TACTILE CALLER IDENTIFICATION IN HEARING-IMPAIRED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatuses for indicating an incoming call on a portable communication device are disclosed. A calling connection indicator is captured from an incoming call. An identified entry is selected from a caller identification list comprising one or more entries, wherein each of the entries is associated with a contact of a user of the portable communication device and includes one or more connection indicators for the contact and a tactile pattern for the contact. The identified entry is selected by matching the calling connection indicator to one of the one or more connection indicators. A tactile pattern is generated for the portable communication device. The tactile pattern includes a predefined tactile pattern associated with the identified entry in the caller identification list or a default tactile pattern if the calling connection indicator does not correlate to any of the connection indicators in the caller identification list.08-02-2012
20090163191Method and apparatus for providing a wireless portable communcation device with the ability to selectively display picture and video images - Unwanted picture or video images are inhibited from being displayed by wireless communication devices based on the identity of the message originator, be that identity a phone number, an e-mail address, a website, a blocked message originator identification signal, the absence of a message originator identifier associated with the wireless picture message, or an electronic serial number of the message originator's device.06-25-2009
20090298486CALL SWITCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONNECTING CALL THEREIN - A call switching system having a plurality of mobile terminals, each having individual identification information for connecting a call, and a method of connecting a call therein are provided. The method includes displaying, by a second mobile terminal, when a call is connected between a first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal, previously stored identification information, transmitting, by the second mobile terminal, if one of the displayed identification information is selected, the selected identification information to the first mobile terminal, and releasing, by the first mobile terminal, when the selected identification information is received, the connected call and connecting another call using the received identification information. Therefore, in a call switching system, a mobile terminal can connect a call through another mobile terminal.12-03-2009
20090005023Method and Apparatus for Acquiring Further Information About Caller Using Caller Id - On receiving the caller ID, a request for further information is sent from the called party to a server that searches its database for information that is associated with the caller ID of the calling party so as to obtain further information about the caller, eg, name, image, movie, ring tone, address or map showing the address or personal information. This information is then given to the called user before actually answering the call. Functionality also known as Enhanced caller ID.01-01-2009
20090005022Methods, Apparatuses and Computer Program Products for Providing a Party Defined Theme - An apparatus for providing a party defined theme may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to receive an indication of a communication between parties comprising an initiator and a receiver of the communication, identify theme information associated with and defined by one of the parties, and render the identified theme information at the other of the parties in response to receipt of the indication.01-01-2009
20090176484Method for Displaying Caller Information of Portable Device - A method of displaying a caller information in a portable device includes setting up an item of the caller information of each caller, and displaying the caller information based on the set item of the caller information of a caller corresponding to a phone number of the caller when the portable device receives an incoming call. Accordingly, caller information desired by the user of the portable device may be displayed, and thus various and personalized caller information may be displayed.07-09-2009
20080318560Device Method and System for Handling Incoming Calls - According to some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a communication device including a call handling unit adapted to handle a given incoming call (i.e. voice calls, video calls, sms, etc.) based on a device operation profile (e.g. general, meeting, silent, outdoor, etc.) and based on an exception parameter associated with an identifier of the given call. The exception parameter may be stored as part of the device operation profile or the exception parameter may be stored as part of contact data associated with the identifier of the given call.12-25-2008
20090325559USING CALLER ID FOR SERVICE BASED TWO-WAY VOICE HYBRID DATA AND VOICE REPORTING - A method is presented for providing alarm notification and two-way voice communication for a hybrid data/voice system. In one embodiment, the method comprises sending an alarm notification from a communication device to an alarm forwarding service, recognizing an ID of the communication device, using said ID to create a three-way call among the alarm forwarding service, the communication device and a central station, and initiating a two-way voice communication between said communication device and the central station. In another embodiment, the method comprises sending an alarm notification from a communication device to an alarm forwarding service, establishing a connection from said alarm forwarding service to said communication device, using said connection to create a three-way call among the alarm forwarding service, the communication device and a central station, and initiating a two-way voice communication between the communication device and the central station.12-31-2009
20130217371NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANSWERING PERSONAL TRAVELING INFORMATION - A navigation device and a method for answering personal traveling information are disclosed. The navigation device is connected to a portable electronic device. The navigation device includes a transmission module, an information capturing module, an incoming call detection module and a processing module, wherein the transmission module receives incoming call information of an incoming caller generated by the portable electronic device. The incoming call detection module detects the incoming call signal generated by the portable electronic device. The information capturing module captures navigation information of the navigation device. The processing module analyzes the incoming call signal to correspondingly obtain incoming caller information. When the incoming call detection module detects the incoming call information generated by the portable electronic device, the processing module determines whether or not navigation information is transformed into a traveling message based upon incoming caller information so that traveling message is transmitted to the incoming caller.08-22-2013
20110223896Meeting mode for cell phones - A cellular telephone or other portable communication device is provided with program instructions which cause the device to be set into a “meeting mode” by a user. When in this mode, callers are provided with a message indicating the meeting status. The called party is preferably then provided with the option of responding to questions from the caller by selectably activating button icons on a user interface which cause an audio transmission to the called party which is not also transmitted to the device's external speaker. The icons are labeled with such short responses such as: NO, YES, MAYBE, OKAY, MORE, LESS, TODAY, TOMORROW, and NEVER.09-15-2011
20110223898METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AQUIRING AN IMEI ASSOCIATED TO AN IMSI - A method comprises the steps of establishing a call between a first user equipment and a second user equipment, acquiring the identity of the second user equipment, and providing the identity of the second user equipment to the first user equipment. The invention has the advantage that it enables a law enforcement agent (for example a police officer or investigator) to track the equipment that is used by a person for a particular call. When a suspect call is received, a law enforcement agent can easily return a call to that phone, even when the SIM card of that phone is swapped. When placing a call to a suspect number, the law enforcement officer can easily determine on which device the call is answered and then determine which other persons (MSISDNs) have been using that device.09-15-2011
20090088140Method and apparatus for enhanced telecommunication interface - A telecommunications system including a telephone including a calling party identification receiver and a peripheral device transceiver; and a headset configured to communication with the telephone via the peripheral device transceiver and configured to deliver calling party identification information to a user as audio information.04-02-2009
20090209241ENHANCED CALLER ID INFORMATION BASED ON ACCESS DEVICE INFORMATION VIA A BROADBAND ACCESS GATEWAY - A system and method for providing enhanced information to a user is described. A broadband access gateway communicatively coupled to a plurality of access devices may collect information about multimedia content available on the access devices and/or information exchanged with access devices. The gateway may search the collect information upon receiving information identifying a called or calling party, to find information that may be associated with the called or calling party. Selected items of the information associated with the called or calling party may then be delivered to the access device of the called or calling party. Information accessible to the gateway via a broadband connection may also be made available to the user of the access device.08-20-2009
20090209240AUTO MESSAGING TO CURRENTLY CONNECTED CALLER - A messaging application and a telephony application can be activated on a mobile device for sending messages to a connected party while a telephone connection is established between the mobile device and the connected party. A user can compose a message or send a file from the mobile device to the connected party based on the caller details associated with the connected party.08-20-2009
20080261575Method for Forming an Audiovisual Call Identifier, a Mobile Communication Device and a Call Identifier - In the invention, an audiovisual call identifier including image and sound is formed for a mobile communication device. The call identifier is repeated on the display and in the loudspeaker of the communication device when a call comes in, i.e. it functions in the same way as an ordinary ring tone when it is used. The first step in the method is to take a shot including moving image and sound by a video camera. The shot taken is saved in the memory of the communication device as a video clip and set as a call identifier of the communication device. The video clip can be taken either by a video camera belonging to the communication device or by a separate device. The call identifier can be set as a general notification sign or it can be associated with a certain phone number or numbers in the phone memo of the communication device, in which case the video clip is repeated on the display and in the loud-speaker of the communication device when a call comes from the phone number(s) in question. The call identifier or a part thereof can also be used as a notification of a phone call arrived in the communication device, which has not been answered.10-23-2008
20120077479IN-CALL CONTACT INFORMATION DISPLAY - Call control information regarding a phone call that a user of a mobile communications device is currently engaged in with an individual is displayed on a screen. A request to display in-call contact information is received, and in response to the request the in-call contact information regarding the individual is displayed. This request can be a single user input, and the in-call contact information can include information obtained by the mobile communications device from a social networking service.03-29-2012
20120077478SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR MOBILE TERMINATED MOBILE INTIATED CALLING - Availability of a call for a mobile device can be signaled over a data channel; to avoid unnecessary airtime charges, an audio channel for the voice call is setup only if a user of the mobile device accepting the call. Responsive to the user accepting the call, the mobile device can signal to a network to establish the audio channel. Establishing the audio channel takes some time. The time in which the audio channel is established is used to output, at the mobile device, supplemental information received over the data channel, such as information about a calling party, such as directory information, organization information, and call history. The outputting of such information during this time period makes a user experience better, because the user is less likely to think that a call has failed by observing an unfilled delay between when the call was accepted through the user interface and when the audio channel is actually available to service the call.03-29-2012
20100184417METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFECTING DATA COMMUNICATIONS WITH A WIRELESS DEVICE - A method for effecting data communications with a wireless communication device includes: (a) configuring the wireless communication device for responding to at least one predetermined alert for initiating the data communications with at least one predetermined communicant; (b) transmitting the at least one predetermined alert to the wireless communication device; and (c) operating the wireless communication device in response to recognizing the at least one predetermined alert to initiate a data session for effecting the data communications with the at least one predetermined communicant.07-22-2010
20130122877MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTACT LIST IN ORDER OF PRIORITY LEVELS - A method for displaying a contact list of a mobile terminal in order of priority levels is provided. The method includes steps: receiving an incoming call or message; obtaining an incoming phone number of the received call or message; finding out a calling contact associated with the incoming phone number on a contact list of the mobile terminal; obtaining remaining phone numbers associated with the calling contact; setting priority levels for all the phone numbers associated with the calling contact; and displaying all the phone numbers associated with the calling contact in an order of decreasing priority levels from high to low on a display screen of the mobile terminal A related mobile terminal is also provided.05-16-2013
20100222044System and Method for Providing Identifying Information to a Mobile Device - A system and method for providing identifying information about the source of an incoming communication to a mobile device is provided. An incoming communication is received by an enterprise network and a connection is established to the mobile device. A DTMF message is sent to the mobile device by the enterprise network. If the source of the incoming communication has an enterprise-assigned number then the DTMF message comprises an identifying key corresponding to the key field of a profile list comprising enterprise-assigned numbers and an identifying information entry for each enterprise-assigned number in the list. If the source of the incoming communication does not have an enterprise-assigned number, the DTMF message comprises an identifying number for the source of the incoming communication. If DTMF is not available on the mobile device, similar logic may be employed using, for example, ANI manipulation.09-02-2010
20120196583VEHICLE-MOUNTED DEVICE - A vehicle-mounted device includes: a phone book acquiring section for acquiring a phone book data of a portable device via a communication section; a manipulation section for rejecting an arrival of a call at a call section; a specification section for specifying a mail address of the opposite party from which the arrival of a call is rejected by the manipulation section with reference to the phone book data; and a call-rejected party mail-reception notification suppressing section for suppressing the notification of reception of an E-mail from the mail address specified by the specification section to the vehicle-mounted device.08-02-2012
20090075636METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING THE IDENTITY OF A USER IN A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - The invention consists of a method and a system arranged to transmit an identity of a user from a terminal to a database adapted to permanently store information of said user, in a mobile telecommunications network, comprising: inputting means adapted to allow said user to input said identity at said terminal, whereby said identity is modified on a permanent basis by said user; transmitting means adapted to transmit in the form of a message, said identity from said terminal to said database; storing means adapted upon reception of said message to store said identity at said database.03-19-2009
20120142323CALLER INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD, CELLULAR PHONE, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - Provided is a caller information displaying method capable of displaying caller information with latest data registered in a cellular phone on a Bluetooth device at an earlier timing. The caller information displaying method according to an exemplary embodiment is a caller information displaying method for displaying caller information on a Bluetooth device 06-07-2012
20100197287TECHNIQUE FOR REQUESTING AND PROVIDING IN-CALL SERVICES - A technique for requesting and providing in-call services encompasses a method of calling an information service during an ongoing call between two or more call parties. The method comprises the steps of receiving, during the ongoing call, a message from a first call party, determining that the message requests the provision of information associated with a second call party, obtaining a first identifier indicative of the second call party and sending a service request including the first identifier to the information service.08-05-2010
20120244848PROTECTIVE CASES WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS - A protective case for a wireless electronics device includes one or more output devices integrated with or bonded to the protective case, from which a perceivable output (e.g., visible or audible indication) is generated. Various other electronics (e.g., circuit elements, ICs, microcontrollers, sensors) also may be integrated with or bonded to the protective case to provide power and/or one or more output signals to control the output device(s). In one example, a wireless signal generated by the wireless device is sensed by the integrated electronics, and the output device(s) are controlled based on the detected wireless signal. The protective case may be substantially rigid or at least partially deformable (flexible and/or stretchable), and the integrated electronics similarly may be at least partially deformable such that they may conform with various contours of the protective case and remain operative notwithstanding flexing and/or stretching of the case.09-27-2012
20090111442System and Method for Playing User-Defined Ring Tones Over a Cellular Telephone Headset - A caller identification system comprises a headset and a mobile communication device. The headset is operably configured to play a ring tone caller identification to a user. The mobile communication device is operably configured to send the ring tone caller identification to the headset upon a determination that the headset is in communication with the mobile communication device.04-30-2009
20090111441PRIVACY-ENABLED TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - A privacy-enabled telephone directory is disclosed that is implemented through a contact facilitator. The contact facilitator receives a contact request from a caller which includes the name of the party to be called and disambiguation information to distinguish the called party. The contact facilitator applies the disambiguation information to entries in a disambiguation database to select the mobile telephone user corresponding to the contact request information. The contact facilitator then accesses a profile database to retrieve the called party's profile which contains directions for processing the request. Possible directions include immediately connecting the caller with the called party, batching the call, or following other specific instructions regarding the contact request. Profile instructions may be changed by the mobile telephone user at any time.04-30-2009
20090042550ENHANCED CALL RETURN IN A WIRELESS TELEPHONE NETWORK - A method for enabling enhanced call return in a wireless network comprising receiving an incoming telephone call from a caller, wherein the incoming telephone call identifies a mobile subscriber (MS) as a callee thereof; capturing caller-specific information for the caller, wherein the caller-specific information includes at least one of the name of the caller and the telephone number of the caller; and storing the caller-specific information into an intelligent peripheral (IP) within the wireless network. The method further comprises allowing the MS to access the caller-specific information stored in the IP. The present invention thus allows the mobile subscriber (MS) to subscribe to an enhanced call return (ECR) feature as part of the mobile telephone service plan. The ECR feature allows the mobile subscriber to access caller-specific information for a predetermined number of past callers and also to return calls from those past callers. The caller-specific information may include caller's name, caller's telephone number and the date/time the call was received from the caller.02-12-2009
20100297988SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING CALLS RECEIVED AT A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of a system and method for providing a user interface for managing calls received at a mobile device is described. The user interface provides an incoming call screen to the user, where the incoming call screen comprises a caller identification data field for displaying data associated with incoming calls and at least one key label field in which labels for mobile device keys (e.g. send and end keys) are displayed. The area of the caller identification data field is substantially greater than the area of the at least one key label field, enabling more information pertaining to incoming calls to be displayed to the user. In at least one embodiment, this is facilitated by providing user-selectable options for responding to incoming calls in an options menu, which can be accessed by a user but is not initially displayed to the user when an incoming call is first received.11-25-2010
20130143538SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CALL NOTIFICATION ON A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system, method, and computer program product for providing a notification of an incoming call on a communication device. For example, in one embodiment, a communication device is disclosed comprising one or more displays covering two or more surfaces of the communication device. In certain embodiments, a first image is displayed on two or more displays in response to receiving an incoming call for providing a visible indicator for alerting a user of an incoming call. Still, in some embodiments, the first image is a current profile image of a caller retrieved from a network device associated with a social networking website.06-06-2013
20100330970Displaying Caller Information on Wireless Local Network Connected Device - A method, a computer program, a computer program product and a user equipment (12-30-2010
20110014900ADVANCED INTERNET-BASED CALLER ID INFORMATION/DATA FOR MOBILE PHONES AND MOBILE NETWORKS - A method to implement CID enhancement performed by mobile phone software, running on a user/subscriber's mobile phone, in communication with a response server of a Website during an incoming call. The method includes alerting the Website by transmission of an initiation command from the mobile phone upon receipt of the incoming call, extracting the caller number from the phone ringing feature of the mobile phone, connecting the mobile phone over the Internet to the response server and responding to the initiation command, such that the caller's ID is displayed with said relevant caller information and said other caller data in real time, and is provided within the few seconds elapsed before the user/subscriber answers the phone call.01-20-2011
20100178905METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING CALL SERVICE - A method and a device for supporting a call service are provided. In the process of performing communication with another mobile communication terminal, a network identification number is detected from SID information received from a base station, a service provider of the other mobile communication terminal is determined based on the detected network identification number, and a subscriber information module that can use a communication service based on the determined service provider is recommended in the case of communicating with the other mobile communication terminal.07-15-2010
20110244840COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH CALLER IDENTIFICATION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of a communication system includes: obtaining a current location for locating a calling device; identifying a caller number for identifying the calling device; and selecting a caller location label based on the caller number and the current location for personalizing a description of the current location of the calling device and for displaying on a receiving device.10-06-2011
20090311999Customized ring tones for mobile phones based on context information - A method in one embodiment includes receiving, by a mobile client device, an incoming call sent by a caller, a caller ID being associated with the incoming call. A node connected to a packet-based network is accessed to obtain information about the caller. Information about the caller is then received from the node by the mobile client device. This information is applied to a set of client rules that selects a specific ring tone from a plurality of ring tones stored on the mobile client device. Finally, the specific ring tone is generated on the mobile client device to announce the incoming call.12-17-2009
20090311998METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORING A CONTACT DETAIL IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and system for storing a contact detail in a communication device is provided. The device receives Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signals from another device during a communication session with the other device. The received DTMF signals correspond to the contact detail entered at the other device. The received DTMF signals are decoded at the device to obtain the contact detail. Thereafter, the decoded contact detail is then stored in a list in the device. The device user may have the option to accept or reject the contact detail and where to store the contact detail.12-17-2009
20110151849Geographically constrained network services - A method and system are disclosed for determining the geographic location of a user communicating on a communications network such as the Internet. In one embodiment, a provider of a product or service: (a) receives the user's phone number (or other identification for contacting the user's station), and (b) supplies the user's station with a distinctive identifier. The provider then supplies a location determining service with the user's phone number (or other identification). A phone call is made to the phone number by the location determining service for retrieving the distinctive identifier from the network station having the phone number. If the distinctive identifier is retrieved, and the location determining service determines that the user's station is within an appropriate geographical area (or not within an inappropriate area), then the provider can provide the requested product or service to the user.06-23-2011
20100015964Method and System for Call Switching During Multi-Party Calling - A method and system for call switching during multi-party calling are disclosed. The method of call switching during multi-party calling includes: receiving, by a base station, a call switch request signal from a first mobile terminal; placing, by the base station in response to the call switch request signal, a second mobile terminal in call active state from call waiting state as to the first mobile terminal, and sending a call switch response signal containing number digit information of the second mobile terminal to the first mobile terminal; and extracting, by the first mobile terminal, number digit information contained in the received call switch response signal, and displaying the number digit information on a display unit. The call switch response signal further includes an indication of number digit inclusion. Hence, the user of a mobile terminal can visually identify the counterpart through a displayed phone number.01-21-2010
20100015965INTEGRATED HANDHELD COMPUTING AND TELEPHONY DEVICE - A method and apparatus for an organizer that may receive a cellular portion to form a cellular telephone is provided. An organizer comprises an organizer component, including a microphone. The organizer further includes an area for receiving an additional component. The area is designed to receive a cellular component, and a connection element is designed to mate the microphone in the organizer component with the cellular component, to use the organizer as a part of a cellular telephone.01-21-2010
20100015963Establishment of Communications Connections Between Vehicles - A method for setting up communication links between a first vehicle and at least one second vehicle using telematics units, wherein the telematics unit is activated by the respective driver, and the driver of the first vehicle uses the telematics unit to input registration identifiers into the telematics unit in the first vehicle, and the telematics unit in the first vehicle sets up a communication link to at least one second telematics unit in a second vehicle, and the registration identifier is checked by the telematics unit in the second vehicle via the communication link, and the registration identifier of the first vehicle is output to the driver of the second vehicle via the telematics unit in the vehicle, with setup of a communication link to the first vehicle being confirmed by an input, requested by the driver of the second vehicle, using the telematics unit in the second vehicle.01-21-2010
20100056119AUTOMATED MOBILE INTELLIGENT CALL PROCESSING SYSTEM - A system and method for providing enhanced information to a mobile telephone regarding a calling device is described. The system and method includes receiving an incoming call request at a mobile telephone including the identifier of the calling device. An information request is then formulated including the identifier of the calling device. The information request is transmitted from the mobile phone to the query processing center via a data communication channel. A response is then obtained from the data processing center and transmitted to the mobile phone via the data communication channel. The response received from the data processing center includes the requested information related to the calling device.03-04-2010
20100056120METHOD AND SERVER FOR FILTERING TELEPHONE CALLS - The present relates to a method and server for collecting call information associated with an incoming call to a user terminal attached to said telecommunication network. The server comprises determining means for determining a set of answering options to be provided to the user terminal based at least on said call information, and transmitting means for transmitting information indicating the determined set of answering options to the user terminal.03-04-2010
20130157633EFFECTIVE CONTACT-COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A mobile personal-computing device may categorize a selected contact by collecting from the user information related to the selected contact's behavior and/or personality style. After obtaining communication hints for effectively communicating with similarly categorized individuals. The mobile personal-computing device modifies a remote or local contacts database such that when the user communicates with the selected contact, the mobile personal-computing device will automatically provide the communication hints to the user.06-20-2013
20110076995SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA OBJECT LINKED TO MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A system and method for providing a multimedia object linked to the mobile communication network is provided. The method includes: (a) the mobile device detecting a ringing signal or call signal of a call; (b) the mobile device extracting a phone number from the detected ringing signal or call signal; (c) the mobile device requesting the expression object server for a multimedia expression object corresponding to the extracted phone number; (d) the expression object server searching a multimedia expression object corresponding to the extracted phone number and transmitting it to the mobile device; and (e) the mobile device displaying the multimedia expression object at least one of the times for originating a call, receiving a call, in the middle of a call and at the end of a call.03-31-2011
20110250874ENHANCED TELEPHONY SERVICES - Techniques for providing a smart dial controller for enhancing a telephone voice call using a data connection. In an exemplary embodiment, a dial controller may be provided in a calling device for calling another user, and/or a called device for receiving a call from another user. Techniques are provided for both the calling device and the called device to access a content server storing profiles of the calling user and/or the called user, subject to user-determined privacy settings. Such profiles may include, e.g., multi-media information on the status, location, or preferences of the users. In an exemplary embodiment, the dial controller may delay the establishment of a voice connection pending user review and approval of the other user's profile. According to an advantage of the present disclosure, no modifications are required on the network side to implement the techniques described herein.10-13-2011
20110212713Outbound Call Correction for Non-Telematic Mobile Directory Number Dialed by Telematic Operator - The described principles provide a method and system for enabling a telematic operator to determine that an outbound call has been placed to a non-telematic mobile directory number by the telematic operator in error. In one aspect, the invention allows the telematic operator to create an identification of all non-telematic MDN's stored by the wireless carrier which the telematic operator continues to believe are active and are associated with a pending transaction. Improved synchronization of records between the wireless carrier and telematic operator is provided to minimize incidents involving transactional differences between MDN values stored by the wireless carrier and telematic operator when an assigned MDN is processed in error between the two entities. The use of unique modem telephone numbers by the telematic operator allows identification of the affected MDN (by the telematic operator) while providing the customer data privacy needed for the wireless carrier.09-01-2011
20110212712SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A CONTACT ASSOCIATED WITH AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION - A method is provided on an electronic communications device having a subscriber identifier, the method for identifying a contact entry associated with an electronic communication specified by a communication identifier. The method comprises searching an address book associated with the device; in response to finding a first and a second contact entry each having a respective first contact communication identifier matching the communication identifier, comparing a second contact communication identifier with the subscriber identifier; and identifying the second contact entry associated with the electronic communication if the second contact communication identifier in the first contact entry matches the subscriber identifier.09-01-2011
20120202472METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING COMMUNICATION CALL - A method, communication terminal and system for processing a communication call are provided, the communication terminal including a reader configured to obtain tag information by reading a tag attached to an object the tag information comprising a terminating number; a communication unit configured to transmit a request for an originating call based on the terminating number; and a control unit configured to control the communication terminal to display termination display information corresponding to one of the obtained tag information and the transmitting of the request for originating the call, wherein the termination display information excludes the terminating number.08-09-2012
20080242283Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Enhancing Communications Services - Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and/or computer program products for enhancing communication services. In some method embodiments, an originating device of a call transmitted to a communication device is identified and a location of the originating device is determined. An identification of the originating device and the location of the originating device is sent to the communication device.10-02-2008
20080268824System and method for integrating an outgoing cellular call as an enterprise call in an IMS environment - In one embodiment, an IMS network node is operable, responsive to receiving a SIP INVITE request from an enterprise user to initiate origination of an outgoing cellular call to a called party, for establishing a first call leg to the enterprise user by sending a SIP INVITE message back to the enterprise user. The IMS network node includes functionality for establishing a second call leg to the called party. The first and second call legs are patched to establish an end-to-end communications path between the enterprise user and the called party, wherein an enterprise address instead of a non-enterprise address of the enterprise user is presented to the called party as a calling line identity with respect to the outgoing cellular call from the enterprise user.10-30-2008
20120202473Integration of Wireless and External Computing Devices - The wireless device may include logic that enables the wireless device to interface with the external computing device, and rule logic to direct handling by the external computing device of call events of the wireless device.08-09-2012
20110028135VIRTUAL SIM MONITORING MODE FOR MOBILE HANDSETS - A system and methods that inform users of calls placed to a mobile device via a currently disabled VSIM subscription include identifying the VSIM subscription that is currently enabled on the mobile device and sending an alert to the mobile device via the currently enabled VSIM subscription informing the user of the received call attempt. In an embodiment, the user may switch the enabled VSIM subscription in order to receive the incoming call. If the user switches enabled VSIM subscriptions to the subscription corresponding to the dialed number, the caller's service provider network may be informed so that a communication can then be established between the caller and the mobile device.02-03-2011
20100234003WHO-CALLED SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND REPORTING SLAMDOWN CALLS IN A MOBILE NETWORK - A system and method to detect and provide information related to slamdown calls placed to a subscriber's mobile device. In one embodiment, a who-called server is implemented as part of a GSM network that uses a CAMEL protocol. The who-called server receives a CAMEL-based trigger when an incoming call placed to the subscriber's mobile device is deflected to a forwarded entity. In some instances, the who-called server ensures that the incoming call was deflected because the subscriber's mobile device was unreachable. The who-called server then determines whether the calling party abandons the incoming call before incoming call is answered by the forwarded entity. If the calling party does abandon the incoming call, the who-called server captures the calling party's identification information. The who-called server, in some instances, transmits the identification information to the subscriber after the subscriber's mobile device switches from the unreachable state to a reachable state.09-16-2010
20090197583Apparatus and Method for Providing Visual Information Identifying a Stored Voicemail - A system and method are provided for generating a visual display of information identifying the origin of a voicemail message targeted at a particular user. The visual display is presented to the user on the screen of the user's mobile device or handset. At least a portion of the information identifying the origin of the voicemail is captured from information sent with the telephone call when the call is placed.08-06-2009
20110263236SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION RECORD LOGGING - A method for maintaining a log of communications initiated or received at a portable electronic device of a first party. The communications include at least one of short message service (SMS) messages, personal identification number (PIN) messages and cellular telephone calls. The method includes receiving a data record for each of the communications, extracting information from the data record, and storing the information in a log file.10-27-2011
20110263234METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING A CALL RECEIVED AT A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method, apparatus and system for handling a call received at a mobile communication device, in association with an automated number identification (ANI) number are provided. The ANI number is compared with a list of ANI numbers associated with an applications server, the list stored at the mobile communications device. When the ANI number is not in the list, a tone is provided on the call. When a corresponding tone is detected on the call in response to the tone, the call is handled as a call associated with the applications server and otherwise the call handled as a typical mobile communication call.10-27-2011
20110201320AUTOMATED CALLER IDENTIFIER FROM CONTACT LISTS OF A USER'S CONTACTS - When a call or message is received from an unidentified sender on the user's communication device, the caller identifier application launches a text-based messaging application and causes it to send an “invisible” text-based message to the user's contacts. The message includes the metadata (e.g., telephone number) associated with the call or message that the user received. The invisible message is a short message whose headers are programmed in a particular manner so that the receiving mobile phone acknowledges the receipt of the message and the receiving mobile phone displays no behavior perceptible by the user. When the invisible message is received by the corresponding caller identifier application on one of the user's contact's mobile phone, the application searches the contact's contact list maintained in his or hers contact application. If the metadata provided to the contact's mobile phone is located in the contact list, the contact details (e.g. Name) or the contact card, if available, is sent back to the user's mobile phone in a second invisible message. Upon receiving the second invisible message, the caller identifier application causes some or all of the contact details to be displayed on the user's mobile phone or otherwise presented to the user in any appropriate manner.08-18-2011
20100029258METHOD, SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE ORIGINATOR IDENTIFICATION SERVICES - A method for transmitting enhanced originator information over a communications network includes retrieving a service profile for a recipient terminal from a service profile database in response to initiation of a communication by an originator terminal to the recipient terminal. The service profile specifies a service plan and a terminal capability of the recipient terminal to retrieve the enhanced originator information from the originator terminal. The method also includes retrieving multiple information elements associated with the originator terminal from a network database based upon the service plan and the terminal capability of the recipient terminal, and transmitting a communication including the multiple information elements to the recipient terminal prior to establishing a communications session with the recipient terminal. The service plans are stored in a dual format that accommodates both graphically-enabled caller identification devices and caller identification devices that are not graphically enabled.02-04-2010
20100029259Providing Location Information For Wireless Devices Using Name Service - A caller number is provided to a network element that associates name information with the caller number. The network element receives location information for the caller and provides the location information and name information as a response to being provided the caller number.02-04-2010
20100029257COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In a cellular phone 02-04-2010
20090325560SYSTEM AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR DISPLAYING CALLER INFORMATION AND METHOD THEREOF - Caller information display system includes a caller terminal, a service system and a receiver terminal. The caller terminal stores caller information and transmits data including the caller information during a call. The service system receives the data including the caller information from the caller terminal and transmits the data to a receiver terminal. The receiver terminal receives the data from the service system, stores the caller information to be linked with a telephone number of the caller terminal, and displays the caller information when a paging signal is received.12-31-2009
20120208513VERIFYING AND IDENTIFYING INCOMING PBX CALLS ON MOBILE DEVICES - Aspects relate to provision of enterprise call capabilities to mobile devices. For example, a mobile device can indicate, over a data channel, that a PBX is to make a call on its behalf to a called party. The PBX can call back the mobile device, call the called party, and bridge those call legs to establish the call. The mobile device can employ mechanisms that a particular incoming call is made by the PBX. These mechanisms can include using ANI information, sending, and receiving audible verification codes over the voice channel established after answering the incoming call. The verification codes can be selected based on different behaviors of the mobile devices and the network or networks used by the device(s).08-16-2012
20110151850METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR AUTOMATICALLY SAVING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OR MORE UNKNOWN CONTACTS - An apparatus for generating information associated with an unknown contact(s) may include a processor and a memory storing executable computer program code that causes the apparatus to at least perform operations including determining if a communication identifier(s) is in contact data responsive to determining that a communication is based on the communication identifier. The computer program code may cause the apparatus to detect information relating to the communication identifier, which may include data indicating whether previous communications of the communication identifier are identified. The data includes details of the previous communications. The computer program code may cause the apparatus to provide the detected information to a display of the apparatus in response to initiation of an outgoing/incoming communication and may determine whether to complete initiation of the outgoing communication or ignore the incoming communication based on data of the previous communications. Corresponding computer program products and methods are also provided.06-23-2011
20110306328DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LINKING COMMUNICATIONS WITH LOCATION DATA - An electronic device includes a communication component; a location-determining component; a display; and a computing device all housed within a portable, handheld housing or other enclosure. The communications component transmits and receives mobile communications over a wireless communication network or path and provides identification information to the computing device. The location determining component determines locations of the electronic device as it is carried or driven from place to place and provides corresponding location data to the computing device. The computing device links the identification information with the location data to indicate the location of the device when a communication was made or received. The identification information and location data may be linked by adding a geocode or geotag to the identification information or by cross-referencing the information and data in a database. The computing device may also display a representation of the location data alongside a representation of the communication on a cartographic map and then display some of the identification information for the communication when a user scrolls over or otherwise selects either of the representations.12-15-2011
20100124914LOCATION-BASED ENABLING/DISABLING OF CALLER ID/CALLER ID BLOCKING FEATURES FOR MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device including a location module configured to determine a location of the mobile device, and a caller identification (ID) and/or caller ID blocking module configured to provide caller ID and/or caller ID blocking features by sending and/or receiving a signal with caller ID and/or caller ID blocking information. The caller identification and/or caller ID blocking module is configured to enable and disable the caller ID and/or caller ID blocking features based upon the location of the mobile device determined by the location module.05-20-2010
20110319061Automated Mobile Intelligent Communication Processing System - A system and method for providing enhanced information to a mobile communication device regarding a calling device is described. The system and method includes receiving an incoming call request at a mobile communication device including the identifier of the calling device. An information request is then formulated including the identifier of the calling device. The information request is transmitted from the mobile communication device to the query processing center via a data communication channel. A response is then obtained from the data processing center and transmitted to the mobile phone via the data communication channel. The response received from the data processing center includes the requested information related to the calling device.12-29-2011
20090325558METHOD OF COMPILING A LIST OF IDENTIFIERS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE USER - A method of compiling a list of IDs associated with a mobile device user, the method including the steps of: a) identifying and recording a first subscriber ID and a first device ID; b) using one of the first IDs as a key to identify one or more second IDs, each of which has been associated with the key in a mobile device communication; and c) recording the second ID(s).12-31-2009
20120015639Telephone Caller Classification - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying telephone spam. An indication of an incoming telephone call and a calling device telephone number for the incoming telephone call is received. An indication that the calling device telephone number has been determined to be a source of telephone spam based on identifications by one or more users, other than a user of a mobile telephone, that the calling device telephone number is a source of telephone spam is received. A secondary alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone that is different than a default alert. The default alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone if the calling device telephone number is not determined to be a source of telephone spam.01-19-2012
20120015638Handheld Electronic Device Having Improved Phone Call Log and Associated Method - An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call list that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner. A single entry is displayed on the call list to represent a call log of phone calls from the same phone number.01-19-2012
20100178904MESSAGING SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION - A messaging service system, including a call component for receiving a voice call from a caller and transmitting call data associated with the call, the call data including caller identification (ID) data; and a subscription server for receiving the call data, causing the call component to send a subscription acceptance message to the caller, and storing the caller ID data in association with data representing a messaging service identified by the called number of the call data.07-15-2010
20120058753METHOD FOR PERFORMING USSD SERVICES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method for providing services in a telecommunication network with the use of USSD channel, comprising of a step of receiving (03-08-2012
20120108222SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR USING ALTERNATIVE NUMBERS FOR ROUTING VOICE CALLS AND SHORT MESSAGES IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A system, method and computer-readable medium for allowing the use of an alternative numbering plan for delivering short messages to mobile subscribers using the public mobile telephone network is provided. Users of an enterprise or other closed networks as well as users that are not part of a closed network may send short messages destined to members of an enterprise or closed network from their mobile or other devices associated with their subscription using an alternative enterprise directory number, such as the office number, instead of the mobile number, such that the alternative number will be presented at the destination device as the originating number. The recipient may respond to the message by addressing the response to the enterprise or closed network number, and the response may be delivered to the originator's mobile or other device associated with their subscription.05-03-2012
20110065426METHOD AND NETWORK FOR DISPLAYING A CALLER ID IN WiMAX/GSM INTEGRATED SUPPORT TERMINAL - A method of displaying a caller ID in a WiMAX/GSM integrated support portable terminal is provided. When a service is requested from a portable terminal, a message is transmitted for confirming whether to perform a caller ID (CID) display service through a corresponding channel through which the service has been requested. If the CID display service is determined to be performed after the message is received through the channel through which the service has been requested, the corresponding inherent identification information of the portable terminal in an SMS for transmission, and a subscriber identification information of the corresponding portable terminal is confirmed through the received SMS. The inherent identification information included in the SMS is extracted and the extracted inherent identification information to the subscriber identification information is matched. The matched identification information stored and a caller ID service is registered for a subsequent identification purpose.03-17-2011
20120135722LOCAL MOBILE NUMBER FOR A FOREIGN RESIDENT MOBILE - A system and method for providing a local number service at a native country mobile operator to a foreign resident mobile of a foreign resident country mobile operator. The service enables the foreign resident mobile to receive calls and SMS messages irrespective of its location. It also allows the foreign mobile to register with the native country mobile operator and perform communication services with a local identity.05-31-2012
20110034156SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISAMBIGUATING ENTRIES IN A CONTACTS LIST DATABASE IMPLEMENTED ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Methods and systems for disambiguating entries within a contacts listing database of a mobile device detect newly created contact records having a same data element (e.g., a telephone number) and alert the user. Other contact records storing the same data element may be identified. Matching contact records may be grouped and provided a group label so that when a call is received from a member of the group, the mobile device can identify the caller using the group label. Call logs can similarly be disambiguated by informing a user when a call has been made to or received from a number that matches values in data fields of more than one contact record and enabling the user to edit or augment information recorded in the call log to properly reflect the identity of the other party to the call.02-10-2011
20120122439CALL CORRECTING RELAY SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING CALL RELAYING BETWEEN DIFFERENT TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - The invention relates to a device for call correcting relaying of telecommunication connections between at least two telecommunication terminal devices, wherein the telecommunication terminal devices each are registered in different telecommunication networks, comprising at least two telecommunication terminal devices, wherein each telecommunication terminal device has a software component set up for initializing outgoing call requests from the telecommunications terminal devices and thereby for providing information about a desired target telephone number by means of an established telecommunication connection, wherein the software component is further set up for analyzing the identity of the calling location for incoming call requests and declining particular call requests on the basis of the identity analysis and initializing an outgoing call request as a response to the declining; at least one fixed network server, wherein the fixed network server comprises at least one switching component and comprises devices providing interconnection functionality, so that the fixed network server constitutes a neutral telecommunication network; and software-implemented device on the fixed network server that are set up so that an incoming call request to the fixed network server from a first telecommunication terminal device is analyzed with regard to the identity of the requesting telecommunication terminal device and a connection to the requesting telecommunication terminal device is permitted and established as a reaction to the identity analysis, and a desired telecommunication connection to a second telecommunication terminal device is produced on the basis of the identity analysis and the established connection.05-17-2012
20120214456METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA - Methods and apparatus for transmitting data are provided. A relationship, between a sender of a call signal and a receiver of a call signal, that exists in at least one network service server, is confirmed. Data associated with the sender is selected based on the relationship between the sender and the receiver. The data associated with the sender is transmitted to the receiver.08-23-2012
20120129507Communication Method and a Communication System for Tailored Mobile Communication - The invention relates to a method and system for tailored communication between at least two mobile clients. In the communications system, calling party data is conveyed from a library server to the called mobile client before a voice initiation message of the calling mobile client to the called mobile client. The called mobile client presents the tailored calling party data on the display of the called mobile client when the mobile client is alerting. Also the calling party may get from the library server the tailored data of the called party.05-24-2012
20100048190MOBILE TERMINAL EQUIPPED WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAY MODULES AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - Provided is a method of controlling the operation of a mobile terminal equipped with first and second display modules provided on first and second surfaces, respectively, of a main body of the mobile terminal. The method includes choosing an operation menu; displaying a first image corresponding to the chosen operation menu on a first display module; and displaying a second image corresponding to the chosen operation menu on a second display module. Therefore, it is possible to effectively control the operation of the mobile terminal using the first and second display modules.02-25-2010
20100273465OUTGOING CALLER IDENTIFICATION - Systems, products, and methods are disclosed for performing a method of enabling a mobile device to perform a method of automatically associating a string with an outgoing-called number. One embodiment of the method includes, incident to at least initiating an outgoing call, establishing a communications link between a mobile device and a remote computing device through a wireless telecommunications network. The method further includes sending to the remote computing device an indication or phone number associated with the outgoing call when a label is not associated with that phone number. This label would otherwise identify an entity associated with said phone number. An embodiment continues in which a string that was identified based on the phone number is received at the mobile device. Finally, the mobile device modifies (which can including initializing) a label associated with the former mere phone number based on the string received.10-28-2010
20120220279UPDATING CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MOBILE TRAFFIC - A system for managing contact information between mobile devices. A notification is received any time a mobile device initiates or terminates a communication. The receiving mobile device is prompted to obtain the contact information of the caller. Based on permissions set by the caller, the receiving mobile device may obtain the caller's public contact information, private contact information, none of the caller's contact information or some combination of the caller's public and private contact information. In one embodiment, a subset of the caller's contact information is displayed in the screen of a receiving mobile device coincidentally while receiving the phone call to provide a caller-identification feature.08-30-2012
20100029256CELL PHONE LOCATOR METHOD - A method of locating a cellular phone on an aircraft includes detecting a cellular phone transmission of a passenger on an aircraft, logging a subscriber number and a serial number of the phone, transmitting the subscriber number and the serial number of the phone to a common carrier for caller identification information, attempting to match the caller identification information with a database, displaying a name and a seat number of the passenger if a match was found between the caller identification information and the database, and recording all information related to the cellular phone transmission.02-04-2010
20100009664METHODS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS NODE, AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSMISSION OF USER IDENTIFIER - A method, telecommunications node, and User Equipment (UE) are provided for transmitting a user identifier such as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in a presence document of a user, and for using that URL for handling communications. When an a first user, e.g. an IMS user communicates with a second user, e.g. an IMPS user, oftentimes the first user only knows the Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) of the second user, and not also his URL. The invention allows for the transmissions of the second user's URL inside a presence document relative to that second user. The first user subscribes to presence information relative to the second user, and receives a presence document that includes, along the second user's presence information, also the second user's URL. Then, the first user uses the URL for handling communications with the second user, including initiating outgoing communications, or handling incoming communications from the second user.01-14-2010
20100291909METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CALLER RECOGNITION BASED ON BIOMETRIC DATA AND BIOMETRIC MOBILE DEVICE ADDRESS BOOK - Mobile devices transmit biometric data with a call initiation request to enable caller recognition within a contacts database so that caller information can be displayed even if the incoming telephone number is not recognized. A mobile device used to place a call gathers biometric data, such as a fingerprint scan. To protect user identity information the biometric data may be distorted or otherwise modified. The caller biometric data may be communicated as part of a call initiation process. The called mobile device may include a contacts database which includes within the data records stored biometric data associated with contacts. The called mobile device compares received biometric data to biometric data stored within the contacts database to determine if there is a match. If a match or partial match is determined, the contact record associated with that matching biometric data can be accessed and the associated contact information displayed.11-18-2010
20120231775MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR UPDATING INFORMATION OF CONTACTS - A mobile terminal and a method for updating information of contacts is provided, and the mobile terminal includes: an edition module, configured to provide a contact update interface containing a selection control and an edition control, wherein the selection control is used for generating a selection instruction according to an operation from a user, and the edition control is used for generating an edition instruction according to an operation from the user; a control module, configured to select information of multiple contacts according to the selection instruction from the selection control and edit the information of the multiple contacts according to the edition instruction from the edition control; and an update module, configured to update information of the multiple contacts stored in a database as the information of the multiple contacts being edited by the control module. Advantageously, the effect of improving user experience is reached.09-13-2012
20110003584TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PHONE-BOOK MANAGEMENT METHOD - A terminal device includes a deletion reason-registration unit configured to register deletion target information and deletion reason information with a storage unit storing information relating to a communication destination and a communication processing unit configured to acquire the deletion reason information registered by the deletion reason-registration unit from the storage unit upon receiving information about a communication connection request issued from a device of a communication destination corresponding to the deletion target information stored in the storage unit, and executes communication processing based on the acquired deletion reason information.01-06-2011
20120264409MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS TO REDUCE USER DISTRACTION - Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.10-18-2012
20100203874MOBILE DEVICE WITH ENHANCED TELEPHONE CALL INFORMATION AND A METHOD OF USING SAME - A mobile device with enhanced telephone call information and a method of using same are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of providing enhanced phone call information on a mobile communication device, comprising: receiving an incoming call on the device; identifying a contact name in an address book stored in a memory of the device in accordance with a phone number associated with the incoming call when the contact name is not provided with the incoming call; identifying a contact name in a remote contact source in accordance with a phone number associated with the incoming call when the contact name is not provided with the incoming call and not found in the address book stored in a memory of the device; and displaying the identified contact name in a user interface screen on a display screen of the device.08-12-2010
20100234004SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CELLULAR CALL GATING VIA A FEMTO CELL - Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and method for providing cellular call gating. For example, in one embodiment, a femto cell is disclosed that includes a transceiver configured to send and receive signals associated with a registered cellular device; a processing unit configured to execute instructions to enable call gating function associated with the registered cellular device; a network interface configured to receive an incoming call to the registered cellular device; a caller identification module configured to identifying a caller ID associated with the incoming call; a data storage unit containing a list of allowed caller IDs associated with the registered cellular device; and a call gating module configured to route the incoming call to the registered cellular device if the caller ID associated with the incoming call is on the list of allowed caller IDs.09-16-2010
20100216442INFORMATION UPDATE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method of updating contact information stored in one or more phone book entries stored in a mobile communication terminal comprises receiving caller id information; comparing the received caller id information with contact information stored in the one or more phone book entries; and displaying the contact information in one of said phone book entries, if the contact information at least partially matches the caller id information.08-26-2010
20100216441METHOD FOR PHOTO TAGGING BASED ON BROADCAST ASSISTED FACE IDENTIFICATION - An electronic device, method, and system for obtaining data to be associated with a digital photograph captured with the device. The device includes a photograph management application for associating data with a digital photograph captured with the device. The photograph management application is configured to extract facial images from a photograph, determine a faceprint for the facial image, transmit the faceprint to remote mobile devices within a communication zone of the device that captured the image, receive data from a remote device recognizing the transmitted faceprint, and associate the data received from the remote device with the digital photograph.08-26-2010
20100216440Privacy Stamp for Cover UI - A privacy stamp for preventing the automatic display of private data items stored in a memory of a mobile telecommunications apparatus. The telecommunications apparatus is provided with user operable means to selectively associate a privacy stamp with the stored data items such that a processor prevents the data items associated with the privacy stamp from being automatically displayed on a user interface.08-26-2010
20120100839SENDER IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A database is queried based upon data contained in a message to obtain sender identification information, at least part of which is not contained in the message as it was sent. The sender identification information is presented to a recipient, which can send a signal accepting or rejecting the message based upon the sender identification information. If an accept signal is entered, the message can be forwarded to the recipient and/or rendered to the recipient.04-26-2012
20120100840Methods and systems for automatically presenting users with option to call sender responsive to email message - A mail server collects messages from a number of user accounts and presents them to the user from a single location. Forwarded messages are automatically reformatted for the receiving device, while a copy of the original message is retained. Messages may be reformatted to include the phone number of the message sender. The reformatted message can then present the user with an option to return the message via a phone call. The reformatted message can include more than one phone number, in which case the sender's phone numbers can be prioritized for presentation to the user. The reformatted message can also present the user with an option to review notes or other contact-specific information prior to responding to the message.04-26-2012
20120289211ENHANCED CALLING FEATURES - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for scheduling and initiating calls. For example, a request for a prospective call between a caller and a callee can be received via a server. In response to a determination that both the caller and the callee are available, a call between a caller device and a callee device can be automatically initiated.11-15-2012
20100130185DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATION INFORMATION - A user can have a contract with a mobile communication provider such that a limited number of communication minutes can be used overall or a limited number of minutes can be used with other providers. When incoming call identification information is disclosed, additional information can be presented relating to the contract, such as what provider the incoming call uses and how many free minutes the user has with an incoming provider. The user, in determining if the incoming communication should be engaged, can employ the additional information and make an appropriate decision.05-27-2010
20120149347MOBILE DEVICE WITH ENHANCED TELEPHONE CALL INFORMATION AND A METHOD OF USING SAME - A mobile device with enhanced telephone call information and a method of using same are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of providing enhanced phone call information on a mobile communication device, comprising: receiving an incoming call on the device; identifying a contact name in an address book stored in a memory of the device in accordance with a phone number associated with the incoming call when the contact name is not provided with the incoming call; identifying a contact name in a remote contact source in accordance with a phone number associated with the incoming call when the contact name is not provided with the incoming call and not found in the address book stored in a memory of the device; and displaying the identified contact name in a user interface screen on a display screen of the device.06-14-2012
20130017808DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME WITH DIAL-A-TAG FUNCTIONALITY - A digital photo frame, including a memory for storing a plurality of digital photos, and tags associated with the digital photos, where a tag for a digital photo corresponds to an object appearing in the digital photo, a screen for displaying the digital photos, an interface for making connection with a communicator, wherein the communicator includes a storage for storing a contact list of phone numbers for objects, and a controller, coupled with the memory and the interface, for rendering one of the plurality of digital photos on the screen, and for instructing the communicator via the interface (i) to identify the phone number of a selected object, and (ii) to dial the identified phone number, in response to user activation of a tag associated with the rendered digital photo and corresponding to the selected object.01-17-2013
20130017810Dynamic Communication and Method of Use - A communication system and method for enhancing the effectiveness of wireless and wired systems. The communication system comprising a communication management system performing dynamic switching of communication transceivers and dynamic addressing of communication devices within the network of communication devices with an extended caller identification system to become a true unified communications system.01-17-2013
20130017809METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A CALL SERVICE TO A USER - A method and an apparatus for providing a service to a user are provided. The method mainly includes that a mobile communication system on a network side receives call information of calling a mobile terminal of a user and then calls the user according to stored location information corresponding to the mobile terminal of the user sent by an access gateway AG. The AP is deployed at the enterprise to implement accurate positioning of a user that enters or leaves an office of an enterprise and update to a mobile communication system on a network side through the AG in real time. Therefore, the accurate positioning of a mobile terminal of a user no longer has to rely on the network coverage of the PLMN.01-17-2013
20110159859METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION TRAFFIC OF DEVICES BASED ON AVAILABLE POWER RESOURCES - The present disclosure is a method and system for managing communication traffic of devices based upon available power for a device. A method for managing communication traffic may include receiving available power resource information from a device and routing communication intended for the device based upon available power of the device.06-30-2011
20080248790System and method for providing caller name or caller information to a callee via call signaling - A system for transferring alphanumeric information to a mobile device, embedded with the call signaling, where the mobile device is able to extract the information from the incoming call and display it on the device, the information containing at least one of: {caller's name, caller's brand name, caller's information, caller's brand information}, the information is being added to the call by a network server controlling the call using IN triggers, or being added to the call directly by the caller's mobile device.10-09-2008
20080242284INTUITIVE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION - A method and system for making it easy for users to identify their mobile device and the applications available for their device is provided, referred to as a device identification system. The device identification system simplifies the process of determining the device a user is using and the applications available for that device. Users are generally much more familiar with their device's features than they are with information such as the model number. Thus, the device identification system makes it easy for users to determine their device type by asking them questions to which they are likely to know the answer. Other features and alternatives are described.10-02-2008
20080242282SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING CALLS RECEIVED AT A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of a system and method for providing a user interface for managing calls received at a mobile device is described. The user interface provides an incoming call screen to the user, where the incoming call screen comprises a caller identification data field for displaying data associated with incoming calls and at least one key label field in which labels for mobile device keys (e.g. send and end keys) are displayed. The area of the caller identification data field is substantially greater than the area of the at least one key label field, enabling more information pertaining to incoming calls to be displayed to the user. In at least one embodiment, this is facilitated by providing user-selectable options for responding to incoming calls in an options menu, which can be accessed by a user but is not initially displayed to the user when an incoming call is first received.10-02-2008
20080233932Pre-Programmed Subscriber Response - Methods and apparatuses are disclosed herein for providing pre-programmed responses to received communications. A communication is received and identified. The communication is associated with a pre-programmed response and a response to the communication is generated using the pre-programmed response. Additionally, a context for the pre-programmed response can be established and the pre-programmed response can be based on the context and the communication identification. The communication can include a voice call, text message, Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) call, or push-to-talk (PTT) call.09-25-2008
20110263235IN-CALL, AUDIBLE CALL WAITING - A handsfree device is disclosed that offers additional wireless telephone services to the user of a wireless device in a minimally distracting manner. A call-waiting notification of a second call is presented acoustically via the handsfree device to a user. A responsive action by the user to request caller-ID information yields an audible presentation of caller-ID information related to the second call. The user may then elect to answer the second call.10-27-2011
20080220752Portable Multifunction Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Communications Received While in a Locked State - A computer-implemented method, performed at a portable multifunction device with a display, includes: receiving a plurality of communications via a plurality of communication modalities while the device is in a locked state; and detecting an unlock interaction by the user with the device. In response to detecting the unlock interaction, the method further includes unlocking the device and presenting a communication, or information about the communication, in the plurality of communications that was received while the device was in the locked state. The presented communication or information is presented in accordance with the corresponding communication modality.09-11-2008
20120252421SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A CONTACT ASSOCIATED WITH AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION - A method is provided on an electronic communications device having a subscriber identifier, the method for identifying a contact entry associated with an electronic communication specified by a communication identifier. The method comprises searching an address book associated with the device; in response to finding a first and a second contact entry each having a respective first contact communication identifier matching the communication identifier, comparing a second contact communication identifier with the subscriber identifier; and identifying the second contact entry associated with the electronic communication if the second contact communication identifier in the first contact entry matches the subscriber identifier.10-04-2012
20080214168Cell phone with Personalization of avatar - An avatar is selected by a user. That avatar is then used as part of their personalized identification information with a call to a remote file. The avatar selected on the local phone is displayed on the remote phone when calling.09-04-2008
20110269439METHOD, DEVICES AND SYSTEM HAVING OUT OF OFFICE BASED PRESENCE - A communication device receives an out-of-office message regarding a first contact. An application executing on the communication device displays a name of the first contact and an out-of-office indication regarding the first contact without displaying said out-of-office message.11-03-2011
20130102297METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VERIFYING PHYSICAL RECOGNITION BETWEEN A CALLER AND A CALLED PARTY - The method of authorizing the transmission of a message comprises requesting the transmission of a message from a calling party to a called party and presenting a plurality of audiovisual media elements to the calling party, one of which is representative of a physical characteristic of the called party. The other audiovisual media elements are similar in form to the media element representative of the called party. The calling party selects one audiovisual media element from the presented media elements. The transmission of the message from the calling party to the called party is authorized only in the case where the selected audiovisual media element is representative of the called party.04-25-2013
20130102296SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A CONTACT ASSOCIATED WITH AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION - A method is provided on an electronic communications device having a subscriber identifier, the method for disambiguating multiple contacts associated with an electronic communication. The method includes searching a plurality of stored contacts for an association with the electronic communication. For any contact associated with the electronic communication, verifying whether the contact has a subscriber identifier associated with the electronic device and identifying a contact as the initiator or recipient of the electronic communication if the contact is without a subscriber identifier.04-25-2013
20130130664SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MODIFYING COMMUNICATIONS POLICY SETTINGS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - The present invention provides a system and method of modifying policy settings in a network having a plurality of subscriber devices. An embodiment includes a plurality of base stations, each capable of wirelessly transmitting across a geographic region. A cell-phone, capable of roaming between regions is operable to establish a wireless link with the base stations. The network contains a communication policy determining from which other communication devices a subscriber device can receive voice calls. A copy of this policy is stored on each subscriber device as a database and periodically updated as the devices make contact with the base stations or other subscriber devices. When receiving a voice call, the device first determines who the originator of the call is and then determines whether it is allowed to receive the call from that originator according to its policy database. The policy database can be updated either by subscriber devices or by base stations.05-23-2013
20130143537Image Selection for an Incoming Call - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for selecting an image of a caller associated with an incoming call. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a caller associated with an incoming call from an originating telecommunications device. The method also includes locating plurality images of the identified caller, and randomly displaying on the mobile telecommunications device's display screen one or more images from among the located plurality images of the identified caller.06-06-2013
20130178198COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING CALLER IDENTIFICATION FEATURES BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a telephone terminal, a first near field communication (NFC) device associated with the telephone terminal, a mobile wireless communications device, and a second NFC device associated with the mobile wireless communications device. The telephone terminal may have a first caller identification (ID) associated therewith, and the mobile communications device may have a second caller ID associated therewith different than the first caller ID. The telephone terminal may be configured to place a telephone call over a telephone network, and cooperate with the telephone network to substitute the second caller ID for the first caller ID when placing the telephone call based upon NFC communication between the first NFC device and the second NFC device.07-11-2013
20100279671COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - There are provided a communication apparatus and a communication method that enable notification of caller information in an oversea call. A portable phone 11-04-2010
20130157631SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING INCOMING CALLS ON A MEDIA DEVICE - Various embodiments for handling an incoming call are disclosed. One embodiment is a method implemented in a media playback device. The method comprises establishing, by the media playback device, a connection with an output device and streaming, by the media playback device, audio content to the output device. The method further comprises receiving, by the media playback device, an indication from a communication device of an incoming call received by the communication device and responsive to receiving the indication, providing, by the media playback device, an alert corresponding to the incoming call.06-20-2013
20130157632SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERGRATING TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION WITH COMPUTING DEVICES - An integrated communication system and method includes a primary unit and a secondary unit comprising transceivers for communicating therebetween and a communication management unit operable to manage communication with a telephone network. The system and method may be used to provide detachable headset units for a user to communicate via a communication management unit of the primary unit or for presenting useful second party related information to a user when communicating with the second party over a telephonic network connection. The system and method may provide a convenient system whereby a user may select between various communication devices to manage telephonic communication with a common client account.06-20-2013
20080200156METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL INFORMATION USING A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus to provide medical information using a communication system are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a caller ID number and providing access to personal medical information based on the caller ID number.08-21-2008
20110223897COMMUNICATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH PROSPERITY MARKETING - A communication assistance system includes a database having a plurality of listings therein, each of the listings includes a least one contact name and a contact information. A means is provided for receiving incoming communications from a plurality of requesters seeking a listing. A table stores past requested listings of the requesters, where the system reviews the table for storing past requested listings and, based on contents contained in the past requested listing table, develops a list of requesters to target a promotion to, whereupon when a requester who is among the list of requesters contacts the system, they are provided with the promotion.09-15-2011
20110237233System and method for providing called party awareness information - A system and phone for providing called party awareness information to a calling party. As disclosed, a communication service provider can receive identification information associated with a called device from the keypad of the phone. The communication service provider can determine whether the called device is associated with the communication service provider or not. The communication service provider can use the identification information to determine the local time when the called device is not associated with the phone system. Alternatively, the communication service provider can use offsets to determine the local time generated by the called device when the called device is associated with the communication service provider. The offsets can be provided by fixed phone locations or non-fixed phone locations. Thereafter, the communication service provider can return the local time to the phone where it can be displayed.09-29-2011
20100304729IN-CALL CONTACT INFORMATION DISPLAY - Call control information regarding a phone call that a user of a mobile communications device is currently engaged in with an individual is displayed on a screen. A request to display in-call contact information is received, and in response to the request the in-call contact information regarding the individual is displayed. This request can be a single user input, and the in-call contact information can include information obtained by the mobile communications device from a social networking service.12-02-2010
20090075637Communication systems and method - Users can make landline, wireless and/or internet calls from a conventional landline communication device. If the communication device is on a wireless call, that call may be placed on hold to answer an incoming call on the landline. Likewise, if the communication device is on a landline call, that call may be placed on hold to answer an incoming call on the wireless telephone. Wireless and landline calls may also be conferenced together.03-19-2009
20130137408Methods and Devices for Delivery of Naming Information of a Called Party to a Calling Party - Methods and devices for providing naming information of a called party to a circuit-switched mobile terminal (05-30-2013
20130183949SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HOSTING ANONYMOUS VIRTUAL PHONE CALLS, TEXT (SMS) MESSAGES, AND MULTI-MEDIA (MMS) MESSAGES - A method and system for providing anonymous virtual sessions between users, e.g., subscribers and guests, in a manner enabling the actual network addresses and identities of both users to remain unknown to each other. This system is optionally integrated with conventional call centers for the purposes of synchronization, authorization of services, and billing. The method and system embody sessions such as phone calls, text, and multi-media using network addresses and virtual phone numbers in a manner that provides mutual anonymity by masking the actual network address of all end points from all participating end users.07-18-2013
20130122878COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT FEATURE - A method for screening incoming communications includes the steps of receiving an incoming communication intended for a communication device or a recipient and identifying a sender of the communication and a communication type, which can includes an email. The method also includes the steps of identifying screening settings based on the sender and the communication type and determining whether the communication is allowed in accordance with the identified settings. Further, the method includes the steps of notifying a recipient of the communication, if the communication is allowed. In addition, the method includes the step of processing the communication without notifying a recipient, if the communication is not allowed.05-16-2013
20130189966Enhanced Call Return in a Communications Network - Methods for enabling enhanced call return in a communications network is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving an incoming telephone call from a caller, wherein the incoming telephone call identifies a subscriber as a callee thereof; capturing caller-specific information for the caller, wherein the caller-specific information includes at least one of the name of the caller and the telephone number of the caller; and storing the caller-specific information into an intelligent peripheral (IP) within the network. Some embodiments of the methods include allowing the subscriber to access the caller-specific information stored in the IP. In some embodiments, the subscriber subscribes to an enhanced call return (ECR) feature as part of a service plan. The ECR feature allows the subscriber to access caller-specific information for a predetermined number of past callers and also to return calls from those past callers.07-25-2013
20120021730INBOUND CALL IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT - Examples of inbound call identification and management are described including a call management system that includes one or more repositories that can include data representing call action policies and data representing attributes associated with the caller devices and the callee devices. Further, the call management system can include one or more computing devices that include a call identifier (“IDer”) configured to characterize the attributes of the caller devices to form characterized attributes, a call management system controller configured to match the characterized attributes against routing criteria specified in the data representing the call action policies, and a call management system router configured to route calls from the caller devices to the callee devices responsive to a match between the characterized attributes and the routing criteria.01-26-2012
20130196641INFORMATION OUTPUT METHOD AND DEVICE - An information output method includes obtaining an identifier of a second communication terminal when a communication connection request is initiated to a second communication terminal or a communication connection request is received from the second communication terminal; determining whether the identifier of the second communication terminal satisfies a first preset condition; obtaining first associated information corresponding to the identifier of the second communication terminal according to the identifier of the second communication terminal, if the second communication terminal identifier satisfies the first predetermined condition; and outputting communication connection request prompt information and the first associated information to a display interface of the first communication terminal.08-01-2013
20120064872METHOD FOR FORMING AN AUDIOVISUAL CALL IDENTIFIER, A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A CALL IDENTIFIER - Disclosed is an audiovisual call identifier including image and sound for a mobile communication device. The call identifier is shown on the display and audibly reproduced through the loudspeaker when a call is received by the communication device.03-15-2012
20120064871Apparatus for a Receiving Party - Apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to compare an identifier of a calling party with one or more contacts of a receiving party to determine privilege information associated with the calling party, the privilege information providing one or more authorised receiving party location-based responses. The apparatus further comprising at least one processor configured to determine a location of the receiving party and provide an associated authorised response to the calling party.03-15-2012
20120094642ENHANCED MISSED CALL NOTIFICATION - An enhanced missed call notification system and method is disclosed which generates enhanced missed call notification messages, which may be transmitted by the cellular carrier, e.g. the carrier associated with the calling device, the called device, or both, to the user's cellular device using, for example, the SMS notification system, in which the notification message is augmented with additional information relating to the caller derived from sources which, for example, may provide more accurate information about the calling party or other information about the calling party, which may be more useful to the called party. In particular, the disclosed system and method detects that a user has missed a call, independent of the called device's ability to receive a call, identifies the caller, accesses one or more carrier-independent databases of information for additional information about the caller and generates an enhanced missed call notification message which includes the additional and/or more accurate information, or a reference thereto, and which is subsequently provided to the carrier for delivery to the user's cellular/mobile device using, for example, the SMS notification service.04-19-2012

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