Global Patent Index - EP 1033044 A1

EP 1033044 A1 2000-09-06 - CALL SCREENING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

CALL SCREENING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

ANRUFABFANGVERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE FILTRAGE D'APPELS

Publication

EP 1033044 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98956237 A

Priority

  • US 9822736 W
  • US 6420197 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9923845A1] A cellular telephone system is provided with a process and apparatus for screening an incoming call. The process is carried out by, and the apparatus comprises, a service provider (20) and a mobile station (30). The mobile station (30) answers the incoming call and places the call on hold. The mobile station (30) connects to the service provider (20) and places the service provider (20) and the incoming caller on multi-party hold. The mobile station (30) then signals the service provider (20) to begin screening the call. In response, the service provider (20) prompts the incoming caller for the incoming caller's identification and then communicates this information to the mobile station (30). Based on this information, the mobile station (30) can elect to accept or reject the incoming call.

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

H04Q 7/24; H04M 1/57

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 1/663 (2006.01); H04M 3/436 (2006.01); H04M 1/57 (2006.01); H04M 1/65 (2006.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04W 8/18 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/436 (2013.01); H04M 1/663 (2013.01); H04M 1/57 (2013.01); H04M 1/6505 (2013.01); H04M 1/72519 (2013.01); H04W 8/18 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9923845 A1 19990514; AU 1280899 A 19990524; CA 2309501 A1 19990514; EP 1033044 A1 20000906; EP 1033044 A4 20040616

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-26 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040721

2004-06-16 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20040506

2000-09-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000602

2000-09-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE