Global Patent Index - EP 1101344 A1

EP 1101344 A1 2001-05-23 - A TELEPHONE

Title (en)

A TELEPHONE

Title (de)

FERNSPRECHGERÄT

Title (fr)

TELEPHONE

Publication

EP 1101344 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99933022 A

Priority

  • GB 9902243 W
  • GB 9816670 A
  • GB 9911968 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0007347A1] A telephone is provided with dialling means (120) to output a dialled number signal and a route determining means (121, 127) for determining an access code to route the telephone call via a preferred route provided by a service provider. A keypad (122) of the telephone is provided with a key (128) for generating a user intervention to prevent automatic operation of the route determining means to insert an access code so that, in normal use, the user is required only to input the call destination telephone number to achieve optimum routing. The user however has the option of intervening to prevent automatic call routing by actuating a function key of the telephone keypad. Calls routed to a service provider may be authenticated using an authentication procedure in which an authentication data signal is transmitted to the telephone which encrypts the data using an encryption key before returning the encrypted authentication data signal. The telephone is suitable for domestic and business use to provide optimum routing with minimum operator input and automatic authentication without use of PIN numbers.

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

H04M 3/38; H04M 1/27; H04M 1/274

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 1/27 (2006.01); H04M 1/2745 (2006.01); H04M 3/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 1/274566 (2013.01); H04M 1/27 (2013.01); H04M 3/382 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0007347A1

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 0007347 A1 20000210; AU 4920199 A 20000221; CA 2338890 A1 20000210; EP 1101344 A1 20010523; GB 0007916 D0 20000517; GB 2345225 A 20000628; GB 2345225 B 20000927; IL 141006 D0 20020210

INPADOC legal status


2005-08-03 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050201

2004-05-06 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: INTEROUTE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

2004-03-24 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: INTEROUTE COMMUNICATION LIMITED

2001-05-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010223

2001-05-23 [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

2001-05-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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