Systems and methods for call screening

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7636428
APP PUB NO 20060153354A1
SERIAL NO

11374390

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The present invention provides flexible, user-definable call screening processes. The user can optionally define to which telecommunication terminals a screened call is to be broadcast to and under what conditions. An incoming call is forwarded to a call management system that asks the caller to leave a voice message. The call management system selectively couples the call to a POTS line or a VoIP-capable device so that the user can listen to the incoming message and thereby screen the incoming call. Based on the screening, the user can instruct the call management system to connect the caller to the user.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CALLWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, LLCSANTA BARBARA, CA92

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brahm, David Santa Barbara , US 19 630
Smith, Robert Newbury Park , US 184 5785
Trandal, David Santa Barbara , US 19 477

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