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Minh Duy Khuc, Carl Milton Coppage: Prepaid calling card external/adjunct database processor. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, Jed W Caven, October 27, 1998: US05828740 (251 worldwide citation)

In a telecommunications network, a network host call server determines whether a call placed using a prepaid calling card was issued by a vendor other than the telecommunications carrier and if so, queries a database associated with the issuing vendor for information representing the telecommunicati ...


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Joseph Michael Christie: Broadband telecommunications system. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, Bruce C McClelland, November 23, 1999: US05991301 (155 worldwide citation)

The invention is a system for providing virtual connections through an ATM interworking multiplexer on a call-by-call basis. A signaling processor receives signaling for a call and selects the virtual connection for the call. The signaling processor generates new signaling that identifies the select ...


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Joseph Michael Christie deceased, by Joseph S Christie executor, by Jean M Christie executor, Michael Joseph Gardner, William Lyle Wiley, Albert Daniel Duree, Tracy Lee Nelson: System and method for interfacing a local communication device. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, December 14, 1999: US06002689 (112 worldwide citation)

A system to interworking a call between a plurality of networks having different formats. The system has a GR-303 system, an integrated services digital network system, a service platform, and an asynchronous transfer mode system. The system has a signaling processor that is adapted to receive the c ...


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Joseph Michael Christie deceased, Joseph S Christie legal representative, Jean M Christie legal representative, Tracy Lee Nelson: Systems and methods for providing enhanced services for telecommunication call. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, Bruce C McClelland, July 6, 1999: US05920562 (106 worldwide citation)

A system and method provide enhanced services for a call that is transported from a communication device through an asynchronous transfer mode system. The call has user communications in asynchronous transfer mode cells and call signaling. A signaling processor receives the call signaling and proces ...


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Joseph Michael Christie: Method, system and apparatus for telecommunications control. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, October 20, 1998: US05825780 (106 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method, system, and apparatus for providing communication control. The invention includes a method in which signaling is processed externally to a switch before it is applied by the network elements. The processor is able to select network characteristics and signal ...


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Joseph Michael Christie deceased, by Joseph S Christie legal representative, by Jean M Christie legal represenative, Albert Daniel DuRee, Michael Joseph Gardner, Tracy Nelson, William Lyle Wiley: ATM gateway system. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, Bruce C McClelland, February 15, 2000: US06026091 (96 worldwide citation)

The invention is a system for modifying the VPI/VCIs in ATM cells transferred between two ATM systems on a call-by-call basis. A signaling processor receives signaling for the call and selects a new VPI/VCI for the call. The signaling processor generates a control message that identifies the old and ...


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Daniel Charles Sbisa: System and method for recording billing information for a telecommunications service request. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, Jed W Caven, August 11, 1998: US05793853 (72 worldwide citation)

A system for recording the services provided by a telecommunications network in response to a service request generates a number of individual records corresponding to the number of network elements providing telecommunications services in response to the request. Each individual record contains inf ...


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Jospeh Michael Christie, Albert Daniel Duree, Michael Joseph Gardner, William Lyle Wiley: Telecommunications apparatus, system, and method with an enhanced signal transfer point. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, July 20, 1999: US05926482 (72 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for converting point codes in a signal transfer point in a telecommunications signaling system. The STP converts point codes which designate the origination and destination signaling points for the message. The conversion is based on informat ...


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Joseph Michael Christie deceased, by Joseph S Christie executor, by Jean M Christie executrix, William Lyle Wiley, Royal Dean Howell: Telecommunications system. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, B Colt McClelland, February 29, 2000: US06031840 (70 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a telecommunications signaling processor that processes Signaling System #7 (SS7) telecommunications signaling messages to select Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) virtual connections and provide control messages indicating the selected ATM virtual connections.


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Constance Ann DeWitt, Victor Lee Norman, Ravi Chander Rajagopal, Keith Jarett: System for customer configuration of call routing in a telecommunications network. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, Michael J Setter, Jed W Caven, March 31, 1998: US05734709 (69 worldwide citation)

In a telecommunications network operable for routing calls such as 800 calls, to a plurality of customer destinations, a system allows the customer to configure the routing of calls by entering selected call routing criteria such as a call-routing map associated with a time frame for implementation ...