Automatic telephone feature selector

  • US 5,541,983 A
  • Filed: 12/02/1994
  • Issued: 07/30/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a telephone system serving premises having a plurality of terminals each offering subscriber selectable features, and each terminal being associated with a particular subscriber, an arrangement for changing the active features of the terminals according to whether the respective associated subscribers are on or off the premises, comprising input means remote from said terminals and responsive to input from any of said subscribers to generate signals identifying the inputting subscriber and indicating an "in" or "out" status therefor, a central memory for storing a first set of data indicating the features pre-selected by the respective subscribers for their associated terminals in the "in" status and a second set of data indicating the features pre-selected by the respective subscribers for their associated terminals in the "out" status, and processor means responsive to said signals and said first and second data stored in said memory to activate the appropriate features corresponding to the "in" or "out" status in the terminal associated with the inputting subscriber as that subscriber enters and leaves the premises, said input means being connected to said processor means over a communications link.

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