Telephone status notification system

  • US 7,778,396 B2
  • Filed: 05/09/2006
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for providing telephone line status information for at least one telephone line via a computer communications network, the method comprising:

  • communicating, via said computer communications network, a request concerning the status of said at least one telephone line, said status comprising one or more of a physical in use status and a logical in use status;

    acquiring information regarding the status of said at least one telephone line without calling said at least one telephone line; and

    communicating, via said computer communications network, said information regarding said status of said at least one telephone line.

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