US Patent No: 7,454,003

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Telephone call control methods

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060178173

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A system and methods through which incoming calls to and/or outgoing calls from a telephone can be controlled. The present invention utilizes an authorized caller list to determine whether an incoming call should be connected, and a similar list to determine whether an outgoing call should be connected. The present invention can also facilitate the use of new telephone user interfaces, including by iterating through telephone numbers associated with a contact, until communications with the contact are established.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MILLER ASSET, LLCSCOTTSDALE, AZ7

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Miller, Larry Scottsdale, AZ 85 3863

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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6,724,874 Outgoing call screening 10 2001
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VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
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5,864,613 System and method for controlling telephone use 69 1996
 
ALCATEL (1)
6,741,872 Method of authorizing access to a cellular mobile radio network from a simplified telephone and an associated mobile radio system and simplified telephone 15 2000
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
5,995,603 Telephone call screening device 127 1997
 
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
7,155,001 System and method for restricting and monitoring telephone calls 29 2001
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
7,266,190 System and method for managing communications 10 2002
 
CBT FLINT PARTNERS (1)
6,259,779 Method and apparatus for generating and/or updating an authorization list associated with a telephone subscriber 26 1998
 
Evana Automation (1)
5,467,388 Method and apparatus for selectively blocking incoming telephone calls 340 1995
 
FIREFLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
2004/0137,939 Method and system for wireless communication 5 2003
 
FIREFLY MOBILE, INC. (1)
2004/0137,938 Method and system for emergency dialing of a wireless communication device 11 2003
 
Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd. (1)
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M2M SOLUTIONS LLC (1)
2006/0119,468 Programmable communicator 8 2006
 
Maldes Phoenix Limited (1)
5,809,126 Telephone bar device 23 1996
 
MICROSEMI SEMICONDUCTOR (U.S.) INC. (1)
6,246,756 Method and system to meter and control usage of telephone systems 56 1999
 
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. (1)
5,546,448 Apparatus and method for a caller ID modem interface 104 1994
 
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,768,792 Identifying call parties to a call to an incoming calling party 62 2001
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
5,884,193 System and method for call restriction in a wireless communication device 78 1997
 
SMART TONE, INC. (1)
5,732,133 System and method for selecting and generating telephone access numbers for limiting access to a telephone service 33 1996
 
SUBSCRIBER SOLUTIONS (1)
5,655,013 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 124 1995
 
U S WEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,802,157 Method and apparatus for controlling outgoing calls on a telephone line 80 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,953,202 Telephone line access control 29 1988
5,200,995 Universal outgoing call restriction circuit 91 1990

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