Patent Number: 6,434,394

Title: Multiple handset cordless telephone including a ring signal/call routing module

Abstract: A multiple handset cordless telephone includes a Caller ID/handset association table to identify a desired intended handset to receive an incoming call before the call is answered. When a match is made as between received call related information and a pre-stored entry in the Caller ID/handset association table, one or more intended handsets are provided with the subsequent ring signals and/or the subsequent voice conversation. If no match is found the cordless telephone operates otherwise in conventional fashion, i.e., all handsets ring in response to the incoming call, and any or all of the handsets may join the conversation at any time. The entries in the Caller ID/handset association table may be input manually using a keypad at the base unit or at any one of the handsets, or the received call related information with respect to a current, established incoming call may be stored as an entry in the Caller ID/handset association table and associated with the currently used handset or handsets upon activation of a unique code or dedicated button.

Inventors: Grundvig; Jeffrey Paul (Macungie, PA), Newton; Kenneth Alan (Kutztown, PA)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H04M 15/06 (20060101); H04M 1/57 (20060101); H04M 1/725 (20060101); H04M 1/72 (20060101); H04M 15/04 (20060101); H04Q 7/38 (20060101); H04Q 7/26 (20060101); H04Q 007/20 (); H04M 003/42 (); H04M 001/56 (); H04M 015/06 (); H04M 001/60 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019