Patent Number: 6,298,352

Title: Apparatus and method for managing number sources

Abstract: A number resource management system for automatically managing number resources implements a Web-based client-server application for accessing and updating information pertaining to a number resource in a stored repository of number resources. Each number resource has an associated unique customer identifier and an associated status attribute. A Web/browser-based interface device enables communication between a business client and an accessing server, the interface device directing the server to retrieve and update information relating to a number resource according to a unique customer identifier and/or a status attribute input.

Inventors: Kannan; Sivaramakrishna (Chantilly, VA), Parkins; Dan M. (Silver Spring, MD)

Assignee: MCI Communications Corporation

International Classification: H04Q 3/00 (20060101); H04M 3/493 (20060101); H04M 3/487 (20060101); H04M 7/00 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018