Patent Number: 7,536,177

Title: Enhanced caller ID information based on access device information via a broadband access gateway

Abstract: A system and method for providing enhanced caller identification (caller ID) information to a user is described. A broadband access gateway communicatively coupled to a plurality of access devices may collect information about multimedia content available on the access devices and/or information exchanged with access devices. The gateway may search the collect information upon receiving information identifying a called or calling party, to find information that may be associated with the called or calling party. Selected items of the information associated with the called or calling party may then be delivered to the access device of the called or calling party. Information accessible to the gateway via a broadband connection may also be made available to the user of the access device.

Inventors: Karaoguz; Jeyhan (Irvine, CA), Abrams; Marc (Aliso Viejo, CA), Seshadri; Nambirajan (Irvine, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-19 0:00:00