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Thomas M Sladek, Baoquan Zhang, Von K McConnell: System for controlled provisioning of telecommunications services. Sprint Spectrum, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, September 16, 2003: US06622016 (273 worldwide citation)

A method and system for controlled provisioning of a desired set of service logic for a subscriber of group of subscribers. In response to a designated stimulus, such as a time-event, a location-event or a threshold-event, a network entity modifies the subscriber profile maintained by a serving syst ...


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Von K McConnell, Thomas M Sladek, Baoquan Zhang, Kenneth C Jackson: Method and system for monitoring telecommunications traffic. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, April 16, 2002: US06373930 (183 worldwide citation)

A method and system for monitoring telecommunications traffic is disclosed. When a switch receives a call request, the switch sends a query message to a service controller. The service controller identifies the call request as a request to place a special service call and therefore returns to the sw ...


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Dorene G Weiland, Von K McConnell: System for managing telecommunications services through use of customized profile management codes. Sprint Spectrum, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, February 18, 2003: US06522876 (135 worldwide citation)

A service management system based on customized profile management codes. In an advanced intelligent network, a central control point includes a set of logic that defines profile management codes customized for individual subscribers or groups of subscribers. When the central control point receives ...


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Frank Anthony DeNap, Harold Wayne Johnson, Bryan Lee Gorman, William Lee Edwards, Michael Thomas Swink, Timothy Gene Kelley, James William Baumgart, Martin Joseph Kaplan, Abdullah Murat Bog, John Arndt Strand III: Asynchronous transfer mode architecture migration. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, December 3, 2002: US06490273 (104 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a series of architectures that are implemented in four phases to provide a migration path from an initial ATM service offering to a full service ATM network. The initial ATM network includes several metropolitan ATM networks that are interconnected by a core ATM network. Each ...


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Von K McConnell: Method and system for providing telecommunications services using mediated service logic. Sprint Spectrum, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, May 6, 2003: US06560327 (81 worldwide citation)

A method and system using mediated service logic enables telecommunications services to be provided in a first telecommunications network, even though the service logic for the telecommunications service resides in a second telecommunications network. A first service control point (SCP), located in ...


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Bryce Alan Jones: Method and system for providing network based transcription services. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, January 16, 2001: US06175822 (66 worldwide citation)

A method and system of providing network based transcription of free-form speech signals. A speech signal is recorded as a digital audio file in a storage medium and is then streamed over a data network to a client terminal for transcription. As the speech signal arrives, it is buffered in memory at ...


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Khalid Mohamed Medhat, Michael Joseph Gardner, Dean Charles Boldt: System and method for allocating bandwidth for a call. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, November 6, 2001: US06314103 (57 worldwide citation)

A system and method for allocating bandwidth in an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) system under-allocates bandwidth in virtual paths for virtual path groups between ATM devices. A bandwidth allocation platform manages the virtual paths in the ATM system to control allocation and to prevent congesti ...


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Noel Ray Marchbanks, Webster S Coffman, Kenneth M Sager, LeAnn R Light, Luis A Roman, Jonathan D Macha: Consolidated billing system and method for use in telephony networks. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, July 24, 2001: US06266401 (56 worldwide citation)

A billing system and method particularly well suited for use in telephony networks accounts for usage of standard network services, such as voice and data communication, and third-party services, such as paging and voicemail services, supportable by the network. Customer usage of network equipment a ...


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Minh Duy Khuc, Carl Milton Coppage, Bryce Alan Jones: Call processing system for handling calls to a call center. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, October 29, 2002: US06473505 (54 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a call processing system to handle calls to a call center by obtaining absolute address for a call center resource from a call center resource processor prior to directing the call to the call center resource. The invention includes a call processing system that receives an in ...


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Stephen Arthur Oliva: Method and system for connection admission control. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, Steven J Funk, Kevin D Robb, October 1, 2002: US06459681 (51 worldwide citation)

A method and system for Connection Admission Control (CAC) in a communications network, such as an ATM formatted B-ISDN network, is provided. Using end-to-end virtual path structures and class-of-service separation, various network virtual connections may be administered using a connection server ba ...