Resources Contact Us Home
User selectable response to an incoming call at a mobile station

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #5559860.

An apparatus for selectively answering an incoming call transmitted from a cellular base station to a mobile station based upon the telephone number of a calling party. An ID processor is programmed by a user of the mobile station to store selected telephone numbers corresponding to calling party telephone numbers, which serve to uniquely identify the calling parties. The processor is also programmed by the user to select predetermined response categories and to assign desired ones of those response categories to each of the stored calling parties' telephone numbers. When an incoming call is received at the mobile station, the calling party's telephone number is compared with the stored telephone numbers, previously programmed by the user, to detect an incoming call from a particular calling party. Depending upon the response category assigned to incoming calls from that particular calling party, the selected response is initiated. Responses to the incoming calls include distinctive ringing (to indicate high or low priority or long distance calls), the activation of a voice message recorder, communication scrambling device, facsimile device, data modem, or a cartographic display.

  Recently Added Patents
Method and apparatus for eliminating a motor vehicle tip-over risk
Optical writer and image forming apparatus including same
Wireless communication system and wireless communication method
Tungsten barrier and seed for copper filled TSV
.beta.-2 microglobulin as a biomarker for peripheral artery disease
Organic electroluminescent element
Movable assemblies for an image reader unit and a cover unit in an image formation apparatus
  Randomly Featured Patents
Preparation and use of non-chrome catalysts for Cu/Cr catalyst applications
Programmable electronic device
Archery arrow support device
Chemically resistant glass composition for the manufacture of glass reinforcing strands
Stabilized thymidine phosphorylase preparation and culture medium
Grease cover for heat dissipating apparatus
Trailing arm mounting structure
Bottle with cap
Vacuum baked HSQ gap fill layer for high integrity borderless vias