Patents by Inventor Tracy Rust

Tracy Rust 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: 5263083
    Abstract: A communication system includes a number of terminals which communicate through a centralized switch of the system and a lesser number of speech processing circuits which are located remotely from the terminals and which allow full-duplex speakerphone capability to be available to each of the terminals of the system on a shared basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: ROLM Company
    Inventors: Tracy Rust, Gordon Ford, Cathy Arledge, Tim Wilson, Ygal Arbel, Mike Kounnas
  • Patent number: 5136637
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for capturing and saving recently dialed telephone numbers and for redialing automatically a telephone number from among the most recently dialed telephone numbers. Embodiments of the present invention: (a) capture an outgoing telephone number when it is dialed by a caller; (b) enter the telephone number into a database comprised of the last N telephone numbers that were dialed, where N is a predetermined number of telephone numbers, while eliminating duplicative entries for a particular telephone number; (c) display the telephone numbers in the directory in response to caller input; and (d) cause a telephone number in the directory to be redialed in response to caller input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Rolm Systems
    Inventors: Tracy Rust, Cathy Arledge, Gordon Ford, Nigel James