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AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE NUMBER RETRIEVAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006884D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Steven Upp: AUTHOR

Abstract

Telephone number retrieval mechanisms abound in modem telecommunications equipment due to the avail- abiity of speed dial and redial memory. The advent of these technologies as well as the inclusion of alphanu- meric displays in many phones offer a whole host of new applications to the equipment manufacturer. Auto- matic iWphone Number Retrieval illustrates a technique through which speed dial and redial memory can be used to retrieve telephone numbers from memory with- out the user having to remember a speed dial index or maneuver through a speed dial retrieval mechanism.

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INC. Technical Developments Volume 19 June 1993

AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE NUMBER RETRIEVAL

by Steven Upp

ABSTRACT

  Telephone number retrieval mechanisms abound in modem telecommunications equipment due to the avail- abiity of speed dial and redial memory. The advent of these technologies as well as the inclusion of alphanu- meric displays in many phones offer a whole host of new applications to the equipment manufacturer. Auto- matic iWphone Number Retrieval illustrates a technique through which speed dial and redial memory can be used to retrieve telephone numbers from memory with- out the user having to remember a speed dial index or maneuver through a speed dial retrieval mechanism.

DESCRIPTION

  The automatic retrieval mechanism described here provides a method through which telephone numbers that have been stored in speed dial memory or have been recently dialed, can be used to complete a partially dialed telephone number. This technique alleviates the user from having to enter all of the digits in a familiar telephone number or recalling the speed dial index used to retrieve a number from memory. Phones with redial queue would allow the user to automatically retrieve recently dialed numbers without the user having to explicitly save the number in memory.

  A telephone with speed dial memory and an alpha- numeric display can be constructed so that as the tele- phone number is dialed, the phone automatically searches the speed dial and redial memory for digit...