Patent Number: 7,043,012

Title: Method and apparatus for ring again feature for a telephone system

Abstract: A method and apparatus for an automatic ring again feature on a telephone set for a user that answers a telephone call not intended for that user is disclosed. If a user has answered an incoming telephone call not intended for that user, a "Ring Again" feature on the telephone set is activated. In response to the Ring Again feature being activated, parallel telephone sets will ring again to allow a different user to answer the call or, alternatively, another device, such as an answering device, to answer the call.

Inventors: Cannon; Joseph M. (Montgomery, PA), Johanson; James A. (Lehigh, PA)

Assignee: Agere Systems Inc.

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101); H04M 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018