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1. (US20090168986) Methods and apparatus to route a communication session directly to a voicemail mailbox

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 11967755 Application Date: 31.12.2007
Publication Number: 20090168986 Publication Date: 02.07.2009
Grant Number: 08879545 Grant Date: 04.11.2014
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H04L 12/66
H04M 3/42
H04M 11/10
H04M 3/54
H04L 29/06
H04M 3/533
H04M 7/12
H04M 7/00
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
66
Arrangements for connecting between networks having differing types of switching systems, e.g. gateways
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
3
Automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
42
Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
11
Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems
10
with dictation recording and playback systems
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
3
Automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
42
Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers
54
Arrangements for diverting calls for one subscriber to another predetermined subscriber
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29
Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02
Communication control; Communication processing
06
characterised by a protocol
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
3
Automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
42
Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers
50
Centralised arrangements for answering calls; Centralised arrangements for recording messages for absent or busy subscribers
53
Centralised arrangements for recording incoming messages
533
Voice mail systems
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
7
Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres
12
for working between exchanges having different types of switching equipment, e.g. power-driven and step by step or decimal and non-decimal
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
7
Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres
Applicants: Jackson James
AT&T Intelletual Property I, L.P.
Sheth Niral
Yasrebi Mehrad
Inventors: Jackson James
Sheth Niral
Yasrebi Mehrad
Agents: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Methods and apparatus to route a communication session directly to a voicemail mailbox
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Methods and apparatus to route a communication session directly to a voicemail mailbox are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a communication session initiation message from a caller at a source telephone number, the communication session initiation message including a destination telephone number and a direct voicemail feature identifier, determining that the direct voicemail feature identifier indicates that the caller requests that the call be sent to a voicemail mailbox associated with the destination telephone number, and forwarding the call directly to the voicemail mailbox associated with the destination telephone number without ringing the destination telephone number.