Telephone apparatus with calling line identification

  • US 5,553,125 A
  • Filed: 07/01/1994
  • Issued: 09/03/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A radio telephone apparatus comprising:

  • a transceiver;

    means, connected to the transceiver, for responding to a received signal conveying a telephone number identifying a source of an incoming telephone call;

    memory means storing a list comprised of a plurality of records each having a plurality of fields, each record having a first field for storing a telephone number and a second field for storing an instruction associated with the telephone number stored in the first field, said instruction relating to the operation of said radio telephone apparatus;

    means, responsive to at least one input signal from a user, for selectively accessing one of the stored records of said list and speed dialing the telephone number stored in the first field of the accessed record;

    means, coupled to said responding means, for automatically searching said same stored list of records to identify a stored record having a telephone number stored in said first field that matches a received telephone number; and

    control circuitry comprising means for responding to the instruction stored in the associated second field of an identified stored record for modifying the operation of said radio telephone apparatus in accordance with the instruction.

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