Patent Number: 6,311,072

Title: Methods and apparatus for translating between telephone signaling protocols

Abstract: Coupling together two or more communication systems that use different signaling protocols requires a protocol converter. A protocol converter is provided that includes interfaces to communications systems to be coupled together mimics the operation of the communications systems each interface is coupled to providing a seamless coupling between the systems.

Inventors: Barclay; Deborah L. (Winfield, IL), Dolan; Michael F. (Bolingbrook, IL), Hall; Joe Thomas (Winfield, IL), Salvador; Laurel A. (Wheaton, IL), Sellinger; Robert S. (Naperville, IL), Sowa; James J. (Naperville, IL), Strom; Kenneth Wayne (Naperville, IL)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101); H04L 12/24 (20060101); H04Q 7/30 (20060101); H04Q 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018