US Patent No: 5,384,831

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System for providing personalized telephone calling features

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A common adjunct switch in association with a communications network provides a number of functionalities, one of which allows associated subscribers to customize the way in which they receive telephone calls and access enhanced services, such as a facsimile service. In particular, each subscriber may dynamically specify a number of caller identifiers and a different call treatment for each such identifier as well as a particular billing mode. A call treatment may include, for example, a specification to forward an associated call to a (a) particular telephone number, (b) default telephone number, or (c) messaging service.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANYMURRAY HILL, NJ3147
AT&T CORP.NEW YORK, NY4393

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Creswell, Carroll W Basking Ridge, NJ 42 1201
Lanning, Steven G Gillette, NJ 5 603
Papazian, Carol J Bridgewater, NJ 2 270
Rulon, James M Randolph, NJ 3 285

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ASPECT COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (22)
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5,841,837 Method and apparatus for processing telephone calls 64 1995
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6,026,149 Method and apparatus for managing telecommunications 16 1995
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FRAUD CONTROL SYSTEMS.COM CORPORATION (5)
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American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories (4)
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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (4)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (4)
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SOLOPOINT, INC. (4)
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AVATIER CORPORATION (2)
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RPX CORPORATION (2)
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SBC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INC. (2)
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