Telephone dialler with easy access memory

CAFC
  • US 6,320,957 B1
  • Filed: 10/09/1997
  • Issued: 11/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A telephone dialler comprising:

  • a keypad to generate sequences of indicia corresponding to telephone numbers, an electronic alpha-numeric display device to present a display corresponding to a selected one of said sequences of indicia, a memory to store electronically said sequences of indicia and to provide a telephone directory, a central processing unit (CPU) coupled to said memory, said electronic display device, and said keypad, an address generator including a manually operable address selection device to permit a user to scroll through said stored sequences of indicia by selecting at least partial addresses for selectable ones of said stored sequences of indicia, said address generator being coupled to said CPU so that said at least partial addresses are communicated thereto, wherein said CPU is connected to receive said addresses, access said memory, and obtain stored sequences of indicia in response to manual operation of said address selection device, and to cause said electronic display device to present a display corresponding to ones of said stored sequences selected as a result of and corresponding to an amount of said manual operation so that a user can observe on said electronic display device the scrolling through data stored within said telephone directory, said telephone dialler being effective to dial a telephone number corresponding to a stored sequence that has been selected via said selection device.

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