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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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Joseph Michael Christie, Manu Chand Bahl, Albert Daniel Duree, Michael Joseph Gardner, Daniel Charles Sbisa, William Lyle Wiley: System for managing telecommunications. Sprint Communications Company, Harley R Ball, January 30, 2001: US06181703 (93 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a system for processing telecommunications signaling. Signaling for a call is received into a signaling processor. The signaling processor processes the call and generates new signaling incorporating the processing. The new signaling is transferred to network elements as appro ...


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Joseph Michael Christie, Pamela Lynne Satterfield, James David Setter, Daniel Charles Sbisa: System for service control point routing. Harley R Ball, Michael J Setter, December 2, 1997: US05694463 (82 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a service control point (SCP) for use in a telecommunications network, and in particular, as a component of a telecommunications signaling system. The SCP includes multiple databases which allow routing plans to be stored and implemented. The SCP is operable to accept querie ...


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Joseph Michael Christie: ATM transport system. Harley R Ball, Michael J Setter, December 30, 1997: US05703876 (75 worldwide citation)

The invention is an ATM transport system that transports user information from a continuous signal transport system. The ATM transport system uses telecommunications signaling associated with the continuous signals to determine if the continuous signals are transporting any user information. If so, ...


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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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Joseph Michael Christie deceased, by Jean M Christie legal representative, by Joseph S Christie legal representative, Albert Daniel Duree, Michael Joseph Gardner, William Lyle Wiley, Manu Chand Bahl, Daniel Charles Sbisa: Broadband telecommunications system. Sprint Communications Co, Harley R Ball, June 27, 2000: US06081525 (47 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 control messages that identify the selec ...