Global patent index - EP 1046271 A1

EP 1046271 A1 2000-10-25 - INTERNET ACCESS BY TELEPHONE

Title (en)

INTERNET ACCESS BY TELEPHONE

Title (de)

INTERNET-ZUGANG VIA TELEFON

Title (fr)

ACCES INTERNET PAR TELEPHONE

Publication

EP 1046271 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98964646 A

Priority

  • SE 9802394 W
  • US 366698 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9935811A1] An IP-number router/gateway (50, 50a, 50b, and 50c) is disclosed, which functions as a distributed hierarchical name-matching and conversion global directory service database that enables mapping (16, 12, 33, 31, and 29) between telephone numbers (22) and IP addresses (18), telephone numbers (22) and device names (14), telephone numbers (22) and personal user names (28), and device names (14) and personal user names (28). The IP-number router/gateway (50, 50a, 50b and 50c) also functions as a router or gateway between the Internet (10 and 202) and telephone networks (20, 206, 208 and 210). Consequently, telephone numbers (22, 24 and 26) can be used as virtual IP addresses for supporting data communications between the Internet (10 and 202) and the telephone networks (20, 206, 208 and 210).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 7/00; H04L 12/64; H04L 12/66; H04Q 7/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 7/00 (2006.01); H04W 8/26 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 7/128 (2013.01); H04W 8/26 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9935811A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9935811 A1 19990715; AU 1992399 A 19990726; EP 1046271 A1 20001025

INPADOC legal status

2006-08-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20060301

2005-04-06 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20050217

2004-04-28 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RAP1

2000-10-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000705

2000-10-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB