Patent Number: 8,798,040

Title: Remote service identifier

Abstract: A method includes receiving a signaling protocol message associated with a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call. The method includes identifying a From value of the signaling protocol message. The From value includes at least one symbol. The method includes converting each symbol of the From value to a corresponding American Standard Code for Information Exchange (ASCII) decimal value. A To value of the at least one signaling protocol message is identified. The To value includes at least one symbol. The method includes converting each symbol of the To value to a corresponding ASCII decimal value. The ASCII decimal value of the From value is compared to the ASCII decimal value of the To value to determine a larger integer and a smaller integer. The method includes concatenating the larger integer and the smaller integer to form a remote service identifier based on a predetermined sequence.

Inventors: Perez; John Scott (Tampa, FL)

Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/66 (20060101); H04L 12/58 (20060101); H04W 4/12 (20090101); H04M 3/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018