Geographically mapped telephone routing method and system

CAFC
  • US RE36,111 E
  • Filed: 05/21/1997
  • Issued: 02/23/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for direct routing a telephone call from a first party who has an originating telephone number at a specific location defined by latitude and longitude coordinates who dials a telephone number including digits uniquely characteristic to a second party having a plurality of service locations, said system comprising:

  • means for allocating individual latitude and longitude coordinates to each originating telephone number of all potential first parties;

    means for defining the boundaries of one or more geographical areas which can be of any size and shape according to predetermined criteria, each point along said boundaries being defined by latitude and longitude coordinates;

    means for assigning to each originating telephone number of said potential first parties a telephone number of a service location of a second party that will receive calls originating from within the boundary of a geographic area defined by said means for defining in which the individual latitude and longitude coordinates of the specific location of each of said potential first parties lie;

    means for determining the originating telephone number of the first party from which said telephone call is to be routed; and

    direct routing means for direct routing said telephone call to a service location of the second party assigned to said originating telephone number of the first party by said means for assigning.

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