Global Patent Index - EP 0990338 A1

EP 0990338 A1 2000-04-05 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TEMPORARY TELEPHONY SERVICES

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TEMPORARY TELEPHONY SERVICES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUM ANBIETEN VON TEMPORÄREN TELEFONDIENSTEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME OFFRANT DES SERVICES TELEPHONIQUES TEMPORAIRES

Publication

EP 0990338 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98931368 A

Priority

  • US 9812712 W
  • US 87723797 A
  • US 87723597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9858486A1] A system for providing temporary direct telephony services is disclosed. A server (172) having a plurality of connections (176) with a private branch exchange (130) (PBX) selectively assigns one or more of a plurality of direct in-dial (DID) telephone numbers to a guest. The server (172) associates a guest room (138) with the guest. The server (172) detects an incoming transmission of a DID telephone number and routes the incoming call to the guest room (138) assigned to the corresponding DID telephone number. Each guest room (138) has a telephone (134) which is connected to PBX (130) via a telephonic connection (135). The system (172) permits the guest to move to another guest room (138) and yet keep the same DID numbers previously assigned. In another embodiment, a method for providing temporary telephony services comprises: 1) selectively assigning one or more of a plurality of DID telephone numbers to a guest; 2) selectively associating one of a plurality of guest rooms (138) to the guest, each of the rooms having a telephone (134); and 3) detecting an incoming call of a DID telephone number via the PBX and routing the call to the guest room (138) assigned to the guest to whom the corresponding DID telephone number is assigned. The method permits the guest to move to another guest room (138) and yet keep the same DID numbers previously assigned.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 3/42; H04N 1/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H04M 3/527 (2006.01); H04Q 3/62 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/42229 (2013.01); H04M 3/527 (2013.01); H04Q 3/62 (2013.01); H04M 3/42323 (2013.01); H04M 3/42331 (2013.01); H04M 2203/1083 (2013.01); H04M 2203/657 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13093 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13097 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13103 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13106 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/1313 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13141 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13179 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/1322 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13286 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13405 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9858486A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FI FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9858486 A1 19981223; AU 8151698 A 19990104; CA 2294248 A1 19981223; EP 0990338 A1 20000405

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030103

2000-04-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000117

2000-04-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FI FR GB IT SE