Patent Number: 8,718,687

Title: System and method for mediating service invocation from a communication device

Abstract: A system and method for enabling a number of service providers to respond to communication device user service invocations through a service invocation distribution center. A telecommunications switch is provisioned with a trigger that operates based on a service prefix code in a service invocation message. Calling events that include various service prefix codes that match trigger firing criteria cause the trigger to execute call control logic within the telecommunications switch to forward information concerning the service invocation to the distribution center. The distribution center matches a service provider with a prefix code in conjunction with the forwarded information and forwards the service invocation to the appropriate service provider. The service invocation message may include a service code that indicates the specific service requested. The triggers are provisioned in the telecommunications switch once, thereby reducing complexity and administrative burdens in relation to providing services through a telecommunications system.

Inventors: Jemison; Timothy (Palo Alto, CA), Christensen; Gerald T. (Louisville, CO)

Assignee: Zoove Corp.

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018