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Eb Eshun
Kobi Eshun, Partha Saha: System for discover of provisioning information by telephones in a frame switched network without a broadcast based protocol. Innomedia, Timothy P O Hagan, April 8, 2008: US07356136 (4 worldwide citation)

When a customer premises internet telephony device (CPE) is manufactured, the factory stores a unique CPE ID number and a contact for a pre-provisioning server in non volatile memory of the CPE. At the time a CPE is purchased by a customer, an internet telephony service provider is selected and a pr ...


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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, Eric J Horvitz, William H Gates III, Joshua T Goodman, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Xuedong D Huang, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Christopher A Meek: Architecture for user- and context-specific prefetching and caching of information on portable devices. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 7, 2014: US08626136 (9 worldwide citation)

Content management architecture for a portable wireless device. Caching and fetching techniques are provided to improve content handling for portable devices such as cellular telephones and portable computers. A search component automatically performs searches as a background process, and potentiall ...


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Paul M Brennan, Raymond M Mark: Personal communication service with mobility manager. Northern Telecom, Jean Pierre Fortin, July 12, 1994: US05329578 (730 worldwide citation)

A system for providing personal communication services (PCS) is described, wherein a subscriber can tailor the telephone service to provide communication mobility and incoming call management. Calls to a personal number assigned to the subscriber are routed to a PCS service node which will re-route ...


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Bernard N Riskin: Telephone system for connecting a customer to a supplier of goods. Applied Telematics, Richard C Woodbridge, July 12, 1988: US04757267 (637 worldwide citation)

A telephone system automatically connects a potential customer with a nearby dealer who can provide the goods or services desired by the potential customer. The potential customer first dials an "800"-type number which preferably includes digits uniquely characteristic of the product or service desi ...


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Joylee E Kohler, Eugene P Mathews, Robert D Nalbone, Craig F Palmer: Automatic call distribution based on matching required skills with agents skills. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Michael A Morra, April 27, 1993: US05206903 (546 worldwide citation)

Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) equipment is improved by matching the information needs of an incoming caller with the particular expertise of a telemarketing agent who handles such calls. Each incoming call is assigned up to three prioritized skill numbers that estimate skill requirements of the ...


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Richard A Miner, William J Warner, Anthony M Lovell, Eric R Shienbrood, Keith Gabryelski, Kenneth C R C Arnold, Nicholas C d Arbeloff, Kee Hinckley: Network based knowledgeable assistant. Wildfire Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, July 29, 1997: US05652789 (473 worldwide citation)

A method implemented by a computer-based electronic assistant to receive and manage incoming calls to a subscriber including the steps of receiving an incoming call to the subscriber from a caller; establishing a first connection between the electronic assistant and the caller; establishing a second ...


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Charles Drutman, Darlene Drutman, Andrew Egendorf, Norton Greenfeld, Eugene Pettinelli: Location dependent user matching system. RovingRadar, Ira J Schaefer Esq, Clifford Chance US, September 9, 2003: US06618593 (460 worldwide citation)

A system and method for matching first and second mobile communications devices are provided. Preference or profile information associated with the first and second mobile communications devices is transmitted to a central server for matching the first and second devices. Location information and tr ...


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Scott A Jones, Allen T Arumainayagam, Amitava Mukherjee, Donald F Picard, Richard E Cohen: Integrated services platform for telephone communication system. Boston Technology Incorporated, Staas & Halsey, March 9, 1993: US05193110 (452 worldwide citation)

An integrated services platform for a telephone communication system includes a plurality of application processing ports for providing different types of information services through the telephone communication system. A master control unit and a high speed digital switch control processing of inco ...


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David S Jordan, Roy P Weber: Method of providing person locator service. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, J W Herndon, F W Padden, January 26, 1982: US04313035 (450 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed of using the public switched telephone network, including the CCIS (Common Channel Interoffice Signaling) system, to provide nationwide personal locator telephone service for called subscribers. In accordance with the service, a calling party may reach a called subscriber where ...


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David Edward Rondeau: System and method for providing an on-line directory service. Sprint Communication Co, Harley R Ball, Jed W Caven, December 15, 1998: US05850433 (448 worldwide citation)

An on-line directory service includes a server associated with a database containing a plurality of directory listings including advertising information. A customer subscribing to the on-line directory service may selectively view directory listings from the database by initiating a search research ...