Patents by Inventor John R. McElwee

John R. McElwee 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: 6498931
    Abstract: Message retrieval methods and devices allow for the remote retrieval of caller identity delivery (“CID”) information or messages stored in telephones, telephone answering devices (“TAD”) and the like through the use of dual-tone, multi-frequency (“DTMF”) signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Agere Systems Guardian Corp.
    Inventors: Barbara Mayak, John R. McElwee
  • Patent number: 6393108
    Abstract: Apparatus and processes to provide a telephone answering device for receiving and recording a voice message from a caller to a user over a telephone line. The voice message is retrievable from the telephone answering device by the user from a remote location. After the user retrieves the message, but while the remote user is still on the telephone line, a calling module in the telephone answering device directs, at the remote user's request, a call back to the caller. The remote user is then connected to the call to the third party using the same telephone line without disconnecting the user from the original phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: John R. McElwee