US Patent No. 9,253,614


Patent No. 9,253,614
Issue Date February 02, 2016 
Title Communication System Providing Integrated Wireless And Packet Communication Services
Inventorship Warren B. Cope, Olathe, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,253,614

1. A method of operating a communication system comprising:
receiving a communication directed to a phone number;
determining that the phone number is shared by a wireless phone and a packet appliance, and then determining that the wireless
phone is logged-in to a wireless communication network and the packet appliance is logged-in to a packet communication network;

simultaneously transferring the communication to the wireless phone in the wireless communication network and to the packet
appliance in the packet communication network;

wherein a ring instruction signaling to the wireless phone is SS7 IAM, wherein a ring instruction signaling to the packet
appliance is SIP invite;

maintaining a shared address book, a shared voice mail box, and a shared call log for the phone number, wherein the shared
phone number is delivered to a caller as automatic number identification (ANI).