Vonage Granted 11 New Patents in Second Quarter 2015

Company now owns 86 U.S. Patents

Jul 01, 2015, 08:30 ET from Vonage

HOLMDEL, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses, today announced it was granted 11 new patents in the second quarter of 2015 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Company now owns 86 U.S. patents, with nearly 250 U.S. patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.

"Our new patents cover technologies that significantly improve network efficiency, performance and scalability, reflecting our continued focus on providing the highest quality of service for our consumer and business customers," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt Rogers.  "We also continue to expand our mobility-related portfolio with patents covering features such as enhanced video calling and intelligent contact lists."  

Call Processing System Enhancements

U.S. Pat. No. 9,001,699, "Systems and Methods for Communication Setup Via Reconciliation of Internet Protocol Addresses," allows VoIP operators to more effectively optimize quality-of-service and capacity on their networks by communicating signaling and data from customers to the VoIP network over different channels.

U.S. Pat. No. 9,015,221, "Method and Apparatus for Distributing Objects," provides an algorithm for efficiently automating the distribution of calls as they occur in real-time. 

U.S. Pat. No. 9,003,498, "Method and Apparatus for Routing Application Programming Interface (API) Calls," enables a telephony service provider to securely provide access to its network to third-party partner providers so that they can resell the telephony service to their own customers.

U.S. Pat. No. 9,071,459, "Methods and Systems for Establishing Electronic Communications in a Hosted VoIP PBX Using Two Tiered Load Balancing," provides an enhanced system for balancing call volume across multiple servers designed to significantly improve the quality and reliability of VoIP communications by providing better protection from sudden spikes in call volume.

Mobility Solutions

U.S. Pat. No. 9,070,120, "Identifying and Displaying a Set of High Priority Contacts on a Display Device," improves a user's access to relevant contact information by generating a list of high priority contacts based on factors such as frequency of interaction or certain calling patterns. 

U.S. Pat. No. 9,007,531, "Method and Apparatus for Expanding a Field of View in a Video Communication Session," enables participants on a video call to enjoy panoramic views of their respective backgrounds during the call by "stitching" images of the surrounding background to the displayed video.

U.S. Pat. No. 9,031,215, "Method and Apparatus for New Subscriber Access to Telephony Features," enables a telephony app provider to automatically recognize attributes of the user's device, for example, whether it is an iPhone® or an Android™ smartphone, so that the user receives a link to the most compatible version of the app.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,002,335, 9,002,336, 9,020,477, and 9,020,478, each entitled "Systems and Methods for Terminating Telephony Communications to Mobile Telephony Devices," relate to various aspects of technology that prompt a customer's mobile carrier to activate a call forwarding feature that enables low-cost incoming calls on mobile phones when traveling internationally.

About Vonage

Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses. The Company provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use across multiple devices designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.

Vonage's portfolio of business products covers the full spectrum of business communications needs, serving single-person companies to those with thousands of employees spread over multiple locations. Vonage provides bring-your-own-broadband (BYOB) cloud products and those that offer carrier-grade reliability and Quality of Service (QoS) across BYOB options and the Company's private, national MPLS IP network. For more information, visit www.vonage.com.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

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