US Patent No: 6,954,517

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Multiple service announcement method

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A method for providing multiple calling service announcements on a single circuit card within a telephone network. The method reduces the number of stored speech files necessary to generate announcements regarding a calling service such as Automatic Call Back or Enhanced Repeat Dial. By reducing the amount of speech data stored on a circuit card, multiple calling service announcements can be provided on a single circuit card, thereby reducing equipment costs.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.RENO, NV94
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.RENO, NV, US113

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Crumpler, Ronald Dale Springfield, IL 4 4
Downey, John David Sherman, IL 4 4
Rice, Carol Ann Springfield, IL 4 4

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U S West Marketing Resources Group, Inc. (1)
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LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
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AVAYA INC. (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
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WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP. (1)
* 5,664,060 Message management methods and apparatus 22 1994
 
Ericsson Messaging Systems Inc. (1)
* 5,724,406 Call processing system and method for providing a variety of messaging services 97 1994
 
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
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AT&T CORP. (2)
* 5,742,674 Automatic call-back system and method using data indicating best time to call 76 1995
* 5,784,438 Automatic callback system and method 55 1997
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