04313035 is referenced by 453 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method is disclosed of using the public switched telephone network, including the CCIS (Common Channel Interoffice Signaling) system, to provide nationwide personal locator telephone service for called subscribers. In accordance with the service, a calling party may reach a called subscriber wherever the subscriber may be located by merely keying from a standard push-button telephone set a personal number unique to the subscriber. A telephone office having access to CCIS sends the number to a centralized data base. A telephone number at which the subscriber is located is returned to the access office, and the call is automatically completed to the telephone number. Other information may be returned to the access office to provide enhanced features. Such features include called subscriber unavailability announcements to the calling party, storage of a caller's telephone number, automatic call-back by the subscriber, and paging of the subscriber. A subscriber may update the information stored at the centralized data base from any telephone.

Title
Method of providing person locator service
Application Number
6/113383
Publication Number
4313035
Application Date
January 18, 1980
Publication Date
January 26, 1982
Inventor
Roy P Weber
Bridgewater
NJ, US
David S Jordan
Aberdeen
NJ, US
Agent
F W Padden
J W Herndon
Assignee
Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated
NJ, US
IPC
H04Q 3/70
H04M 15/16
H04M 7/06
H04M 3/42
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