Patent Number: 6,337,899

Title: Speaker verification for authorizing updates to user subscription service received by internet service provider (ISP) using an intelligent peripheral (IP) in an advanced intelligent network (AIN)

Abstract: A method for controlling subscription services delivered to a user by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) coupled to an Automated Intelligent Network (AIN) telephone system with at least one central office switching system. An intelligent peripheral subsystem is connected to the central office switching system, via a call connection channel. The intelligent peripheral subsystem providing at least one auxiliary call processing capability via the call connection channel and provides a telephony speaker authentication method for selectively authorizing updates to user subscription services types provided by the ISP, wherein each of the subscription services types include one or more service options. The method for controlling subscription services including: a) prompting for a voice response; b) authenticating a user's voice response pattern by performing a speaker-dependent cepstrum matching algorithm with previously stored samples of the user's voice response, and if the user's voice response pattern is positively authenticated with previously stored samples, then performing the steps of: c) presenting a menu of user subscription types, each with available AIN service options; and d) responding to a user selection of at least one user subscription types, each with service option, by activating a service option selected by the user, wherein the service option is governed by said ISP by regulating one or more Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses received by a user subscriber device from said ISP over a telecommunication line.

Inventors: Alcendor; Tommy (Boynton Beach, FL), Lozinskie; Zygmunt A. (Winchester, GB), Mandalia; Baiju D. (Boca Raton, FL)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04Q 3/00 (20060101); H04M 001/64 (); H04M 003/42 (); H04M 003/50 (); G06F 011/00 (); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 01/08/2019