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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EICON NETWORKS CORPORATIONMONTREAL QUEBEC8

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Zwick, Nicholas Denville, NJ 9 338

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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (27)
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INTELLECT WIRELESS INC. (13)
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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (8)
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AG COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CORPORATION, 2500 W. UTOPIA RD., PHOENIX, AZ 85027, A DE CORP. (1)
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AT&T IPM CORP. (1)
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AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. (1)
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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (1)
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BROADCOM CORPORATION (1)
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DDBH INVESTMENTS, LP (1)
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ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
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* 5,642,414 Method and apparatus for automatic generation of telephone call blocking signals 5 1995
* 5,930,346 Extended public switched telephone network architecture with enhanced subscriber control on call setup 5 1996
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7,676,034 Method and system for matching entities in an auction 47 2004
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7,916,858 Agent training sensitive call routing system 28 2006
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7,894,595 Telephony control system with intelligent call routing 7 2008
8,582,753 Agent training sensitive call routing system 0 2011
8,831,205 Intelligent communication routing 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner