Telephone call control methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

7454003

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20060178173A1

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11384812

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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, AZ4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Miller, Larry Scottsdale, AZ 68 5348

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CBT FLINT PARTNERS (1)
* 6259779 Method and apparatus for generating and/or updating an authorization list associated with a telephone subscriber 29 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4953202 Telephone line access control 29 1988
5200995 Universal outgoing call restriction circuit 98 1990
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
5884193 System and method for call restriction in a wireless communication device 87 1997
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
5692033 AIN queuing for call-back system 130 1996
5864613 System and method for controlling telephone use 73 1996
 
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6768792 Identifying call parties to a call to an incoming calling party 71 2001
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
* 7266190 System and method for managing communications 15 2002
 
FIREFLY MOBILE, INC. (1)
2004/0137,938 Method and system for emergency dialing of a wireless communication device 14 2003
 
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. (1)
5546448 Apparatus and method for a caller ID modem interface 104 1994
 
MICROSEMI SEMICONDUCTOR (U.S.) INC. (1)
6246756 Method and system to meter and control usage of telephone systems 63 1999
 
M2M SOLUTIONS LLC (1)
2006/0119,468 Programmable communicator 11 2006
 
IWASAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
5280521 Portable telephone system 44 1992
 
FIREFLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
2004/0137,939 Method and system for wireless communication 6 2003
 
SBC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INC. (2)
* 6724874 Outgoing call screening 10 2001
* 6771753 Billing for abbreviated dialing plan service 4 2001
 
SMART TONE, INC. (1)
* 5732133 System and method for selecting and generating telephone access numbers for limiting access to a telephone service 40 1996
 
Maldes Phoenix Limited (1)
5809126 Telephone bar device 29 1996
 
ALCATEL (1)
6741872 Method of authorizing access to a cellular mobile radio network from a simplified telephone and an associated mobile radio system and simplified telephone 17 2000
 
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
* 7155001 System and method for restricting and monitoring telephone calls 34 2001
 
EVANA AUTOMATION (1)
5467388 Method and apparatus for selectively blocking incoming telephone calls 381 1995
 
U S West Technologies, Inc. (1)
5802157 Method and apparatus for controlling outgoing calls on a telephone line 90 1996
 
SUBSCRIBER SOLUTIONS (1)
5655013 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access 152 1995
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
5995603 Telephone call screening device 161 1997
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