Patents by Inventor Jefery R. Roberts

Jefery R. Roberts has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4071698
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for marketing merchandise or services by telephone using brief prerecorded audio demonstrations stored in an audio program repeater and connected to a customer's telephone line by a switching system under control of a data processor in response to a code entered by a customer service operator via the switching system or a code entered directly by the customer through his push-button telephone. In the latter case the data processor is in direct communication with the customer who uses the telephone push buttons to respond to prerecorded messages transmitted from the audio program repeater under control of the data processor. Otherwise the customer communicates with a customer service operator through the switching system and the customer service operator in turn selects the demonstration through the data processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Assignee: Franklin V. Barger, Jr.
    Inventors: Franklin V. Barger, Jr., Richard M. Knox, Jefery R. Roberts