07110749 is referenced by 138 patents and cites 76 patents.

Location-blocking and identity-blocking services that can be commercially offered by a service promoter, e.g., a cellular service provider or a web advertiser. In the identity-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the current physical location of a mobile subscriber (i.e., a cellular phone operator) to a third party (e.g., a web advertiser) subscribing to the identity-blocking service. However, the service promoter may not send any identity information for the mobile subscriber to the third party. On the other hand, in the location-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the mobile subscriber's identity information to the third party, but not the current physical location of the mobile subscriber. Blocking of the mobile subscriber's identity or location information may be desirable for privacy reasons, to comply with a government regulation, or to implement a telecommunication service option selected by the mobile subscriber. However, in the case of the mobile subscriber requesting emergency help, the service promoter may not block identity and/or location information. Instead, the service promoter may send all such information to the emergency service provider (e.g., the police or a hospital).

Title
Identity blocking service from a wireless service provider
Application Number
9/740372
Publication Number
7110749 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2000
Publication Date
September 19, 2006
Inventor
Robert T Moton Jr
Alpharetta
GA, US
Mark J Enzmann
Roswell
GA, US
Samuel N Zellner
Dunwoody
GA, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould
Assignee
BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
DE, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
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