Electronic switching system having call-forwarding function
Telephone network having personal numbers for position-independent
Method and apparatus for handling incoming telephone calls
Feature interaction arbitrator Patent #: 5337351
ApplicationNo. 144062 filed on 10/27/1993
US Classes:379/211.03, Sequential ringing379/207.15, Automatic number identification or calling number identification (ANI or CLID)379/913PERSON LOCATOR OR PERSON-SPECIFIC
ExaminersPrimary: Dwyer, James L.
Assistant: Hunter, Daniel S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04M 003/46
AbstractIn a personal communication service (PCS) environment, where a call to a personal telephone number may be routed to a sequence of telephone numbers until the call is answered or abandoned, and where it is possible that the telephone number of the caller is one of the numbers in the sequence, the call to the personal telephone number is processed by a) determining if the automatic numbering identification (ANI), i.e., the telephone number, of the calling telephone is the same as a telephone number of the sequence, and, if so, b) skipping over that telephone number, i.e., the caller's telephone number, so that no attempt is made to complete a PCS call to the calling telephone.