Multiple party telephone control system

  • US 5,442,688 A
  • Filed: 03/21/1994
  • Issued: 08/15/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/26/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A multiple-party control system for use with a telephone facility to interface a primary terminal coupled with a multitude of remote terminals through said telephone facility, said system comprising:

  • an audio generator structure for providing audio signals to said remote terminals to cue callers at said remote terminals;

    switching apparatus for bridging a multitude of said remote terminals under control of signals from said remote terminals;

    coupling apparatus connected to said switching apparatus for connecting said multitude of said remote terminals to said primary terminal for receiving audio communication; and

    control structure coupled to said audio generator and said switching apparatus and further including;

    a memory for storing qualification reference data relating to said callers at said remote terminals for interfacing said callers to said multiple-party control system;

    means for receiving signals from said callers at said remote terminals; and

    means for testing said qualification reference data against said signals received from said remote terminals for authorized participation.

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