Patent Number: 6,298,120

Title: Intelligent processing for establishing communication over the internet

Abstract: A method is disclosed for establishing communication between an originating station and a destination station over a computer network such as the Internet, for example. In accordance with the invention, at least one service attribute requested by the originating station is received over a signaling path. A communication path is then established between the originating and destination stations in conformance with the requested service attribute. The signaling path is an out-of-band signaling path with respect to the communication path.

Inventors: Civanlar; Seyhan (Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ), Leighton, III; William J. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Saksena; Vikram R. (Freehold, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04Q 3/00 (20060101); H04M 7/00 (20060101); H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04M 15/00 (20060101); H04M 7/12 (20060101); H04M 001/64 (); H04M 007/00 (); H04M 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018