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William P McMullin: Method and apparatus permitting notification and control of blocked incoming calls over a data network. Interactive Telecom, Bennett Jones Vercheve, September 15, 1998: US05809128 (408 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for providing automatic redirection of an incoming voice telephone call from a caller to a subscriber proxy when an attempt by the caller to connect to a telephone link of a public switched telephone network (PSTN) is blocked due to the telephone link being occupi ...


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Stephen Vaughan Murphy, William P McMullin, Roberto J Devoto: Communication device monitoring. America Online, Fish & Richardson P C, January 17, 2006: US06987847 (27 worldwide citation)

Monitoring user availability to perceive communications received across a network includes determining the existence of activity at a first communication device and accessing a presence rule record storing presence rule data relating the determined existence of activity at the first communication de ...


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William P McMullin: Internet based telephone line. InfoInteractive, Fish & Richardson P C, August 5, 2008: US07408919 (4 worldwide citation)

A telephone service method that provides subscribers with the functionality of an extra telephone line during data/Internet sessions. Each subscriber has a unique telephone number Dns that can be dialed by anyone with access to the PSTN. When the Dns is dialed the call will be routed via the PSTN to ...


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William P McMullin, Liam Keast: External detection of optional telephone services. America Online, Fish & Richardson P C, September 27, 2005: US06950498 (3 worldwide citation)

A method to determine telephone services enabled on a telephone line that is registered to receive services from an online service provider includes determining whether a telephone line registered to receive services from an online service provider is occupied. One or more test calls are placed acro ...


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Michael Smith, William P McMullin: Telephone call handling list for multiple users. AOL, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, February 22, 2011: US07894588 (2 worldwide citation)

Enabling handling of incoming phone calls includes receiving an indication from one or more call recipients reflecting a desire to block future calls from a call source. A number of received indications reflecting a desire to block future calls from the call source is determined and compared to a th ...


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William P McMullin: Internet based telephone line. Infointeractive, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 3, 2012: US08149822 (2 worldwide citation)

A telephone service method that provides subscribers with the functionality of an extra telephone line during data/Internet sessions. Each subscriber has a unique telephone number Dns that can be dialed by anyone with access to the PSTN. When the Dns is dialed the call will be routed via the PSTN to ...


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William P McMullin, Liam Keast: External detection of optional telephone services on an unknown telephone line. America Online, Fish & Richardson P C, January 2, 2007: US07158615 (1 worldwide citation)

Determining whether a call forward busy service is enabled on a telephone line includes placing a first test call across a network to the telephone line. First signaling data is received through the network in response to the first test call. The first signaling data is evaluated to determine whethe ...


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William P McMullin: Internet based telephone line. Infointeractive, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 14, 2017: US09571530

In one embodiment, a telephone service method that provides subscribers with the functionality of an extra telephone line during data/Internet sessions is disclosed. Each subscriber has a unique telephone number Dns that can be dialed by anyone with access to the PSTN. When the Dns is dialed the cal ...


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William P McMullin: Internet based telephone line. Inpointeractive, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, May 5, 2015: US09025588

In one embodiment, a telephone service method that provides subscribers with the functionality of an extra telephone line during data/Internet sessions is disclosed. Each subscriber has a unique telephone number Dns that can be dialed by anyone with access to the PSTN. When the Dns is dialed the cal ...


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William P McMullin, Liam Keast: External detection of optional telephone services on a telephone line. AOL a Delaware Liability Company, Fish & Richardson P C, August 12, 2008: US07412035

Determining whether a call forward busy service is enabled on a telephone line includes placing a first test call across a network to the telephone line. First signaling data is received through the network in response to the first test call. The first signaling data is evaluated to determine whethe ...