VoIP analog telephone system

CAFC
  • US 8,243,722 B2
  • Filed: 02/06/2009
  • Issued: 08/14/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system that enables VoIP telephony and facsimile services allowing a user to gain access to telephone connectivity between an analog handset telephone and the internet, said system having multiple separate and independent internet access connections for connecting to the internet, each separate internet connection selectable by the user comprising:

  • an analog telephone for transmitting and receiving sound;

    an analog telephone adapter (ATA) comprising a rigid housing, said housing containing a central processor, a non-transitory storage medium, a memory source, a network interface card (NIC), said ATA housing having at least one USB port, an Internet input, and a telephone port;

    said analog telephone connected to said ATA telephone port for transmission and receipt of electronic signals from the ATA;

    said ATA being configured to optionally be connected by a user to either a first internet access connection or a second different internet access connection or third different internet access connection and to a switched telephone network through the internet such that it can transmit and receive telephone calls;

    said system having said first internet access connection including said ATA connected to a computer, a USB cord connected to said computer and to said USB port in said analog telephone adapter, a modem connected to said computer, and said modem connected to said internet;

    said system having said second different internet access connection including said ATA connected to a USB electronic plug adapter, a USB plug cord connected to said USB plug adapter and said analog telephone adapter (ATA) USB port, an Ethernet cord, a router connected directly or indirectly to said Ethernet cord, said analog telephone adapter connected to said Ethernet cord, said modem connected to said internet, said analog telephone adapter powered by said USB plug adapter; and

    said system having said third different internet access connection including said ATA connected to a wireless router connected to the internet, Wi-Fi adapter connected to said analog telephone adapter including the analog telephone adapter NIC component, a USB electric plug adapter connected to said analog telephone adapter to provide power; and

    whereby a user of said analog telephone can call other telephone handset users over the internet using said first internet access connection or said second internet access connection or said third internet access connection using said ATA.

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