US 9,813,552 B2
Selective voice communication among multiple services
Shin Cheung Simon Chiu, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assigned to TP Lab Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed by TP Lab Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 10, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/456,437.
Application 15/456,437 is a continuation of application No. 11/403,730, filed on Apr. 13, 2006, granted, now 9,635,172.
Prior Publication US 2017/0187871 A1, Jun. 29, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H04M 1/2745 (2006.01); H04M 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 3/42229 (2013.01) [H04M 1/274508 (2013.01); H04M 3/42153 (2013.01); H04M 7/0024 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. In a voice communication system including a plurality of different voice communication services available to a caller and callee, apparatus for automatically establishing a connection between the caller and the callee over a caller selectable voice communication service through respective communication equipment, comprising:
a storage device containing a database maintained for the caller and accessible by the caller's communication equipment, the database associating a callee with a plurality of different voice communication networks accessible by the callee via a single telecommunication device and storing a caller profile comprising caller preferences associated with a caller;
a set of destination identities in the database for each callee, each destination identity being associated with a different voice communication network;
a destination identity selector operable to automatically select a destination identity for an intended callee based upon a set of pre-established selection criteria for each destination identity and a caller preference, the selection criteria selected from at least one of: a day of the week, a time of day, a service priority assigned by either the caller or the callee to each of the voice communication networks, and a geographic location of the caller and/or the intended callee.