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James M Dunn, Colin George Harrison, Edith Helen Stern, James J Toohey, Barry Edward Willner: Multimedia conferencing using parallel networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Tomlin, Robert Lieber, June 29, 1999: US05916302 (256 worldwide citation)

A conference server system, for internal use in the public switched telephone network (PSTN), links to public data communication networks (e.g. the Internet) for distributing computer displayable data between participants in voice telephone conferences. The server system includes a computer sub-syst ...


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Colin George Harrison, Edith Helen Stern, Barry Edward Willner: Quality of service management for packet switched networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert Lieber, Richard A Tomlin, July 18, 2000: US06091709 (220 worldwide citation)

A packet router for a data packet transmission network, wherein routers offer priority services of the type required for isochronous handling of data representing real-time voice, includes a Quality of Service (QoS) management system for ensuring that guarantees associated with such priority service ...


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James M Dunn, Edith Helen Stern: Wireless 911 emergency location. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Tomlin, Robert Lieber, February 16, 1999: US05873040 (186 worldwide citation)

A system arrangement and method are disclosed for determining location of a wireless mobile unit involved in a call for public emergency assistance (e.g. a "911" call). The system is cost-effective in that it makes extensive use of existing telecommunication infrastructures, and does not require eit ...


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James M Dunn, Alan George Ganek, Colin George Harrison, Edith Helen Stern, Barry Edward Willner: User invocation of services in public switched telephone network via parallel data networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Tomlin, Robert Lieber, June 29, 1999: US05917817 (175 worldwide citation)

This invention allows customers and other users of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to enable, disable or modify special services provided by the network. The PSTN is defined here as all equipment world wide (land-based, radio or other) enabling ordinary telephone users to connect to oth ...


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James M Dunn, Alan George Ganek, Edith Helen Stern, Barry Edward Willner: Integrated telephony and data services over cable networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Tomlin, Robert Lieber, December 7, 1999: US05999612 (119 worldwide citation)

A newly developed computer adapter and call routing system allow for cable television networks (or other broadband networks) to offer digital telephony services seamlessly; i.e. in a manner such that a user receiving the service is unaware of any difference between that service and comparable teleph ...


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Sandeep Kishan Singhal, Edith Helen Stern, Barry E Willner: Method and system for increasing ease-of-use and bandwidth utilization in wireless devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Sawyer Law Group, January 10, 2006: US06985933 (112 worldwide citation)

A method and system for increasing ease-of-use and bandwidth utilization in a wireless device capable of accessing a communication network is disclosed. The present invention uses the wireless device to send information about the environment to a server on the communication network. In response, the ...


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Colin George Harrison, James M Dunn, Edith Helen Stern, Barry Edward Willner: Caller-controller barge-in telephone service. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert Lieber, Richard A Tomlin, July 9, 2002: US06418216 (62 worldwide citation)

A caller-controlled barge-in telephone service, managed by telephone systems, intercepts telephone calls directed to instantly busy telephone lines predesignated as objects of this service, and: 1) verifies that the called line is a respectively predesignated object of this service and that the call ...


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James Michael Dunn, Alan George Ganek, Edith Helen Stern, Barry Edward Willner: Telephony fraud detection using voice recognition techniques. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert Lieber, Richard A Tomlin, June 20, 2000: US06078807 (48 worldwide citation)

A system/method is disclosed for screening telephone system callers, using speaker-dependent text-independent voice recognition, to either prevent excessive fraudulent use of certain telephone system lines (or radio channels) or to selectively restrict classes of service allowed for different users ...


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James Michael Dunn, Edith Helen Stern, Barry Willner: Gathering data handling statistics in non-synchronous data communication networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Tomlin, Robert Lieber, October 13, 1998: US05822543 (44 worldwide citation)

Disclosed apparatus and method enable a host computer or server in a non-synchronous data communication network--e.g. a network in which data is subject to routing over transmission paths of indefinite configurations and lengths, and receptive handling of indefinite duration--to gather time statisti ...


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Chatschik Bisdikian, John Frederick Morar, Edith Helen Stern: Method and apparatus for preconditioning mobile devices for network and other operations. International Business Machines Corporation, Anne V Dougherty, Ryan Mason & Lewis, February 3, 2009: US07486930 (24 worldwide citation)

Techniques are provided for providing automated configuration of computing devices. More particularly, principles of the invention may use anticipated context to precondition a device whose operational mode is alterable via computer controllable operations. Anticipated context may be affected by any ...