07046994 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 20 patents.

This invention is directed toward a computer-implemented system and method for associating a contact with a telephone number. The method includes determining a set of candidate contacts from within a contact information database related to the telephone number, searching the set of candidate contacts for a matching contact and displaying a rich display of contact-related information obtained from the matching contact. In addition, the method may include linking to the contact-related information. Identifying the set of candidate contacts includes performing a Boyer Moore fast approximation. In addition, a tail end match may be performed to determine whether one of the candidate contacts matches the call ID.

Title
System and method for associating a contact with a call ID
Application Number
10/61170
Publication Number
7046994 (B1)
Application Date
February 1, 2002
Publication Date
May 16, 2006
Inventor
Robert P St Pierre
Bellevue
WA, US
Susan E Pappalardo
Kirkland
WA, US
Peter G Chin
Seattle
WA, US
Jessie D Tenenbaum
Seattle
WA, US
Andrew D Padawer
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould PC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H01S 4/00
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