US Patent No: 7,602,896

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Call waiting priority alert

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070127660

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A method for delivering a priority call waiting alert service to a telephone subscriber. An embodiment of the present invention may be implemented on an Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN). When a call intended the subscriber is received by a service switching point from a calling party while the telephone line is already engaged in a first communication between the subscriber and a third party, the calling party is solicited to supply a priority code. If the priority code is recognized by a service control point, a call waiting tone or a priority alert signal associated with the priority code is played to alert the subscriber that a priority call has been received.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV5037

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Roberts, Linda Ann Decatur, GA 81 724
Silver, Edward Michael Atlanta, GA 137 1064

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