General-purpose electronic telephone station set
Information display apparatus
Telephone system for connecting a customer to a supplier of goods
Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order
Call data collection and modification of received call distribution
Calculator keyboard with user definable function keys and with programmably alterable interactive labels for certain function keys
Telecommunication system with subscriber controlled feature modification
System for storing and retrieving text and associated graphics
ApplicationNo. 298081 filed on 08/31/1994
US Classes:705/27, Presentation of image or description of sales item (e.g., electronic catalog browsing)379/93.12, Sales, ordering, or banking system379/201.03, Creation of service (e.g., using object oriented programming, primitive, function)379/201.05, Distribution of service (e.g., downloading, uploading)379/221.08, Advanced intelligent network (AIN)379/230, Signalling path distinct from trunk (e.g., CCIS)705/1, AUTOMATED ELECTRICAL FINANCIAL OR BUSINESS PRACTICE OR MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT705/26Electronic shopping (e.g., remote ordering)
ExaminersPrimary: Weinhardt, Robert A.
Assistant: Thomas, Joseph
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 017/60
AbstractA standalone, off network, station or terminal having a video screen and audio output to describe a telephone service to a prospective customer, demonstrate the service, and enable the customer to create a new service or service modification in an unassisted manner. Customer input to the terminal is by touch screen in response to visual and audio prompts. A graphic chart is created to provide flow chart depiction of the service. The console contains a processor, accompanying storage or memory and a large capacity ROM storage preferably in the form of a CDI unit. The terminal may be connected to the network to download service creation data and implement the requested service.
Field of SearchSignalling path distinct from trunk (e.g., CCIS)