Patent Number: 6,480,592

Title: Method and system for providing the name of the state of a calling party

Abstract: A method for providing the names of the city and state of a calling partyto a called party when the calling party's name is unavailable. The methodutilizes the calling party's telephone number to determine the names ofthe city and state from which the calling party is calling. The methodincorporates a database that contains combinations of telephone numbersand the names of the cities and states that correspond to the variouscombinations of numbers. In response to an indication that the name of thecalling party is unavailable, the method accesses the databases andsearches for the matching telephone number and corresponding city andstate names. If the names are found, they are delivered to the callingparty.

Inventors: Urban; Ron (Woodridge, IL), Kovarik; Jim (Batavia, IL), Book; Nancy (Naperville, IL)


International Classification: H04M 1/57 (20060101); H04Q 3/00 (20060101); H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04M 003/42 (); H04M 001/57 (); H04M 007/00 (); H04M 015/06 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014