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Title: Method and system for conserving power in a telecommunications network during emergency situations

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for conserving power in a telecommunications network during emergency situations. A permissible number list of emergency and/or priority numbers is stored in the telecommunications network. In the event of an emergency or power failure, input digits of a call to the telecommunications network are compared to the permissible number list. The call is processed in the telecommunications network and routed to its destination if the input digits match an entry in the permissible number list. The call is dropped without any further processing if the input digits do not match an entry in the permissible number list. Thus, power can be conserved in emergency situations by only allowing emergency and/or priority calls.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Algodones, NM
  2. Manalapan, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1028988
Patent Number(s):
8036720
Application Number:
12/399,480
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04W - WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04L - TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Citation Formats

Conrad, Stephen H, and O'Reilly, Gerard P. Method and system for conserving power in a telecommunications network during emergency situations. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Conrad, Stephen H, & O'Reilly, Gerard P. Method and system for conserving power in a telecommunications network during emergency situations. United States.
Conrad, Stephen H, and O'Reilly, Gerard P. Tue . "Method and system for conserving power in a telecommunications network during emergency situations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1028988.
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author = {Conrad, Stephen H and O'Reilly, Gerard P},
abstractNote = {Disclosed is a method and apparatus for conserving power in a telecommunications network during emergency situations. A permissible number list of emergency and/or priority numbers is stored in the telecommunications network. In the event of an emergency or power failure, input digits of a call to the telecommunications network are compared to the permissible number list. The call is processed in the telecommunications network and routed to its destination if the input digits match an entry in the permissible number list. The call is dropped without any further processing if the input digits do not match an entry in the permissible number list. Thus, power can be conserved in emergency situations by only allowing emergency and/or priority calls.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
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