Audio caller identification

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7295656
APP PUB NO 20060072719A1
SERIAL NO

11294294

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An audio caller identification system and method are provided. A caller identification device of a called party's telephone, whether integrated with the telephone or stand-alone, includes a speaker for audibly alerting the called party to the nature of an incoming call. A speech synthesizer in concert with an audio caller ID program may audibly identify a name and/or number of the calling party displayed on the called party's caller ID device, including descriptive terms for calling parties such as 'private,' 'unlisted,' or 'out of the area.' When the called party's telephone begins to ring, the called party may listen to the audio identification of the calling party for a quick screening without having to go to the telephone to read the caller ID.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AT&T BLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.WILMINGTON, DE103
OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLCDURHAM, NC782

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ruckart, John Atlanta, GA 75 1340

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