Patents by Inventor Louis D. Brown

Louis D. Brown 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: 5600654
    Abstract: A call offering method for use when a directory number is shared by an analog station and an ISDN station. The ISDN station has multiple call appearances of the shared directory number that are linked logically to multiple analog station states that correspond to the offering of multiple calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Louis D. Brown, Linda M. Smedinghoff
  • Patent number: 5309028
    Abstract: A call coverage arrangement where a covering terminal has, for each covered terminal, a single monitor lamp that not only indicates the overall or collective busy or idle status of the call appearances on the covered terminal but also the collective ringing status. Distinct visual signals are provided at the monitor lamp to indicate either a ringing while idle or a ringing while busy status. This allows all calls to be answered promptly and efficiently by a secretary in a manner which, from a human factors standpoint, is similar to the call coverage provided with key systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Louis D. Brown, Jeffery M. Dement