US Patent No: 5,161,181

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Automatic number identification blocking system

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ANI Blocking System (ABS) logically interfaces between a calling party and a called party in a telephone network which provides CallerID and CallerID blocking. The ABS automatically: (1) accepts a call from the calling party; (2) places a call to the called party; and (3) connects the called party with the calling party.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EICON NETWORKS CORPORATIONMONTREAL QUEBEC14

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Zwick, Nicholas Denville, NJ 9 319

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