Contact number encapsulation system

DC
  • US 8,611,511 B2
  • Filed: 12/14/2011
  • Issued: 12/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/18/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system, comprising:

  • at least one first hardware device in communication with a carrier via an IP based network, wherein said at least one first hardware device is operable to receive a call to a primary contact number from said carrier over said IP based network;

    at least one second hardware device configured to receive said call from said at least one first hardware device;

    a first application operable to retrieve at least two or more contact numbers in response to said call;

    a second application operable to simultaneously call each of said at least two or more contact numbers;

    a third application operable to establish a communication session between a called device associated with one of said at least two or more contact numbers and a calling device placing said call if a user of said called device accepts said call; and

    a control panel accessible by a user, said control panel being operable to allow said user to add contact numbers to said at least two or more contact numbers, wherein said control panel is operable to allow said user to edit said at least two or more contact numbers, wherein said control panel is operable to allow said user to delete contact numbers from said at least two or more contact numbers, wherein said control panel further comprises a plurality of user designation fields, each one of said user designation fields being associated with a respective contact number of said at least two or more contact numbers and operable for entry of an indicator designating each contact number associated therewith as an activated contact number or a deactivated contact number, and wherein said control panel further comprises a display identifying each respective one of said at least two or more contact numbers as either being in an activated state or a deactivated state so that said user knows a current state of each of said two or more contact numbers; and

    wherein said second application does not call said deactivated contact numbers.

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