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SECTION I - CLASS DEFINITION

STATEMENT OF THE CLASS SUBJECT MATTER:

(A) Systems, processes and instruments for the two-way electrical transmission of intelligible audio information having arbitrary content over a link including an electrical conductor, between spaced apart locations, so as to enable conversation therebetween, and intended for the private use of a listener or a group of listeners. The term "intelligible" used above is intended to include the capability for transmission of speech or the like (e.g., music), rather than restriction to a specified audible signal, such as a bell or buzzer.

(B) Switching, signalling or signal transmission peculiar to, or specified as for a telephone or a telephone system, except for multiplex communications as indicated in Lines With Other Classes and Within This Class, below.

(C) Subsystems, elements and adjuncts peculiar to such transmission and not provided for elsewhere.

SECTION II - LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES AND WITHIN THIS CLASS

(1) Bi-directional audio communication is normally a duplex arrangement, and simultaneous audio transmission of a single conversation is in this class (379) and excluded from Class 370, Multiplex Communications, in the absence of some other particular multiplexing technique.

(2) With exception of voice signal duplexing as pointed out in (1) above, subject matter including multiplexing, particularly involving plural conversations, regardless of recitation of telephone limitations, is excluded from this class (379) and is classified elsewhere.

(3) Audible signalling for call alerting, or producing a signal having other specific content, such as bells, buzzers, etc., are classified elsewhere, even if nominally characterized as used in a telephone.

(4) Electromagnetic switches for automatic telephone switching type, per se, are classified elsewhere.

(5) Electrical connectors merely nominally characterized as for telephones, in the absence of additional telephone structure are classified elsewhere.

(6) Named communications or telecommunications networks absent recitation of telephone or voice limitation are not classifiable herein.

(7) The following terms when used in a communication system or instrument are considered to specify telephone equipment except as specified in (2) above with respect to multiplexing or in class or subclass search notes: dial tone - off-hook, handset - on-hook, hookswitch - ringback, howler - sidetone, intercom - switchboard, key set - switchhook, telephone line (used with switching system), tip and ring (leads)

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS CLASSES

This class (379) requires the capability for two-way spoken communications, or specified used of a telephone line, and subsystems peculiar to either of the above.

A mechanical telephone is classified elsewhere. See References to Other Classes, below.

All speech or telephone equipment which conceals message content despite interception or unauthorized reception of a telephone signal is classified elsewhere. See References to Other Classes, below.

Electrical speech processing system and apparatus, including for example, such systems as, megaphones, public address systems and hearing aids; and transducers such as microphones, earphones or loudspeakers and also includes either of a telephone microphone or receiver are classified elsewhere. See References to Other Classes, below.

Audio signal telecommunications by a modulated carrier wave not having telephone land line structure or limitations is classified elsewhere. See References to Other Classes, below.

SECTION III - SUBCLASS REFERENCES TO THE CURRENT CLASS

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1.01,through 36, for observation, measuring, or testing.
37,through 51, for coin-free paystation, emergency, or alarm equipment.
52,for handicapped user.
55.1,through 56.3, for wireless or carrier link.
67.1,through 88.28, for voice signal storage.
90,through 110, for composite system or terminal.
111,through 142,for usage measurement or display.
143,through 155, for paystations.
156,through 187, for key, private or party systems.
188,through 200, for call or terminal limiting.
201,through 218, for special services.
219,through 332, for switch telephone network.
333,through 349, for network component systems.
350,through 386, for supervisory or control signalling.
387,through 418, for substation or line circuitry or component.
419,through 456, for terminal structure or accessory.
457,for miscellaneous.

SECTION IV - REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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181Acoustics,   includes a mechanical telephone.
335Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets,   for electromagnetic switches for automatic telephone switching type, per se.
340Communications: Electrical,   for audible signalling for call alerting, or producing a signal having other specific content, such as bells, buzzers, etc., even if nominally characterized as used in a telephone.
370Multiplex Communications,   for subject matter including multiplexing, particularly involving plural conversations, regardless of recitation of telephone limitations; subclasses 276+ for duplex transmission.
380Cryptography,   includes all speech or telephone equipment which conceals message content despite interception or unauthorized reception of a telephone signal.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing and Systems,   a generic electrical speech processing system and apparatus class and includes, for example, such systems as, megaphones, public address systems and hearing aids; and transducers such as microphones, earphones or loudspeakers and also includes either of a telephone microphone or receiver, but not their combination as in a handset.
439Electrical Connectors,   for electrical connectors merely nominally characterized as for telephones, in the absence of additional telephone structure.
455Telecommunications,   includes audio signal telecommunications by a modulated carrier wave not having telephone land line structure or limitations.

SECTION V - GLOSSARY

BI-DIRECTIONAL

Capable of use, particularly in transmitting information in two opposite directions. Additionally, when used to describe an audio transducer, capable of conversion of sound both to and from electrical signal variations.

CALL ADDRESS SIGNAL

An electrical representation of a called terminal designation (i.e., telephone number) which controls switching apparatus to establish a connection from a calling terminal.

DIALING

Generating a call address signal. Although a dial is a rotary pulse generating switch, the term dialing is sometimes used generically as in the terms "tone dialing" and "resistance dialing".

SUBSCRIBER

Telephone user or service location.

SUBSCRIBER

Telephone circuitry or instruments at subscriber location.

TELEPHONE

An instrument, known as a user terminal set, containing an audio reproducer, and a speech-to-electricity transducer. An obsolete usage of this term (telephone) is broad enough to include a microphone or reproducer; however, a microphone or reproducer, per se, is classified in Class 381.

SUBCLASSES

[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 1.01]    1.01DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, MALFUNCTION INDICATION, OR ELECTRICAL CONDITION MEASUREMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter for either (a) evaluating or monitoring the condition of a telephone system or a component thereof in order to determine the presence of a faulty or nonstandard condition or (b) quantitatively determining an electrical parameter of a telephone system or component thereof.
(1) Note. Testing to determine which one of several normal status conditions exist (e.g., busy-idle, off-hook) is not classified in this or indented subclasses.
(2) Note. The testing or measurement must be specifically claimed as in or for a telephone system or a component thereof for classification in this or indented communication or telecommunication system is not sufficient for classification in these subclasses.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   appropriate subclasses for an electrical measurement or test not limited to a telephone instrument or system.
361Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices,   subclasses 1 through 138for safety and protection of electrical systems and devices not provided elsewhere.
370Communications: Multiplexing,   subclasses 241 through 253for fault indication of a packet switch or circuit switching network or line.
375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclasses 224 through 228for testing of a digital communications system.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclasses 58 through 60for evaluation of an audio device other than telephone equipment.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 423 through 425,67.11-67.7, 115.1-115.4 and subclasses 226.1-226.4 for testing of a cellular radiotelephone system, system having transmitter and receiver at separated stations, and transmitter or receiver only station, respectively.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 1.02]    1.02Of audio message storage and retrieval:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including testing or qualifying an instrument used for the retention, recovery, or formation of an audible information signal (e.g., voice mail).

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67.1through 88.28, for telephone system having an audio message storage, retrieval or synthesis, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 1.03]    1.03Of data transmission:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including testing a two wire telephone line using an audio modulated data signal to indicate proper line quality.

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93.01through 93.37, for transmission of a digital message signal over a telephone line in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 1.04]    1.04Qualifying line for data transmission:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.03.  Subject matter including rating the line quality for particular measurements
(1) Note. For example, rating the line for baud rates 14.4 k or 28.8 k.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 2]    2Including fault responsive disconnection of tested component:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter including automatic removal from operation of a component evaluated as faulty.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 3]    3Of hybrid, or echo suppressor or canceller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter for testing a device for coupling a two-wire to four-wire interconnecting circuit or for eliminating an echo effect in a telephone system.

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345,391 and 402+, for a hybrid in telephone equipment.
406+,for an echo suppressor.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 4]    4Of repeater:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter which tests a device which amplifies or transfers a signal between two telephone circuits, or circuit sections.

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338+,for a telephone repeater.

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370Multiplex Communications,   subclass 243 for fault detection of a multiplex repeater, and subclasses 246+ for testing of a standard operation of a multiplex repeater.
375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclass 213 for testing of a pulse or digital repeater.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 7]    7For detection of eavesdropping device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter to determine whether an undesired or surreptitious receiving device is connected to telephone equipment.

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35,for an eavesdropping device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 8]    8With blocking of normal usage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter including prevention of normal use of a telephone system component being evaluated.

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381,for a make busy circuit, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9]    9Of centralized switching system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter for evaluating the operation of a system or component which selectively connects two of a plurality of telephone lines for communication therebetween.

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242+,for a centralized telephone switching system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9.01]    9.01Software compatibility:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including testing a new or replacement software in a telephone switching system to ensure its proper operation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9.02]    9.02Maintenance console:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including the use of a computer workstation for monitoring or routine testing the telephone network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9.03]    9.03Trouble ticket reporting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including reception at the maintenance unit a report of system malfunction.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9.04]    9.04Record or report generation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including generating action reports with regards to the outcome of a particular testing sequence including initial input parameters.

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116,and 119, for hardcopy record generating in the interexchange or telephone call charge metering or monitoring.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9.05]    9.05Backup system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including the use of a spare equipment in case of failure or overload of the primary system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 9.06]    9.06Of line interface circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including testing of circuitry which connects a subscriber line or instrument to a telephone switching system or network (e.g., analog to digital interface).
(1) Note. The subscriber line interface circuitry (SLIC) performs conventional Borscht functions such as, power to the telephone (battery feed), over voltage protection, ringing, on or off hook status (supervision), codec, 2 to 4 wire conversion (hybrid), and testing.

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399.01through 413.04, for telephone subscriber line to transmission line interface, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 10.01]    10.01By automatic testing sequence:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter which serially performs plural steps included in a central switching arrangement evaluation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 10.02]    10.02By call generator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.01.  Subject matter which automatically places the call by the test equipment in order to perform the testing operation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 10.03]    10.03Script file generation or execution:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.01.  Subject matter which determines a plurality of steps needed to perform the testing sequence.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 11]    11Routiner:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.  Subject matter wherein centralized switching equipment is tested by performing actual line selection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 12]    12With dedicated testing line or trunk:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter including a line or trunk used exclusively for measurement or diagnostic testing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 13]    13Of call timing or charging equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter for evaluating equipment which measures call duration or cost.

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111+,for a call timing and charging arrangement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 14]    14Of plural exchange network:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of switching offices facilities are tested.

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219+,for a plural exchange telephone network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 14.01]    14.01Fault segmentation (e.g., error location in network):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Subject matter including locating a fault within a network of plural switching offices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 15.01]    15.01Of switching equipment or network element:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter for evaluating the operation of a individual telephone central office or peripheral equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 15.02]    15.02Advanced intelligent network (AIN):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.01.  Subject matter wherein computer based elements control the operation of the telephone network via out of band signaling (e.g., signaling system 7).

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230,for interexchange signaling with signaling path distinct from trunk.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 15.03]    15.03Provisioning of service:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.01.  Subject matter includes testing the implementation or operation of newly added functions to the system (e.g., special services)

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201.01through 218.01, for special services in telephonic communications in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 15.04]    15.04Of plural AIN elements:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.01.  Subject matter wherein testing of multiple advanced intelligent switches is to be performed.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 15.05]    15.05Determining fault location:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.04.  Subject matter includes finding the exact fault place between network elements.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 16]    16Of switching path:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.  Subject matter which evaluates the route of a switching connection through telephone switching equipment.

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273+,for alternate routing of a call connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 17]    17Of switching selector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.  Subject matter for testing a device which selects a branch of the switching path.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   subclasses 415+ for testing of an electromagnetic switch.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 18]    18By use of call address signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.  Subject matter which generates a selective switching control signal specifying a called station address.

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352+,for telephone call address signal generating, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 19]    19Rapid manual connecting structure for test equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 15.  Subject matter designed or located for connection of a testing or measurement arrangement.

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439Electrical Connectors,   appropriate subclasses for such connectors not limited to testing telephone switching devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 20]    20Of switchboard element condition (e.g., lamp):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Subject matter for evaluating an element of an arrangement for manual line interconnection.
(1) Note. Such elements may include lamps or cords.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   subclasses 403+ for testing of a lamp, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 21]    21Using portable test set (e.g., handset type):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter in which a line test or measurement is performed with a device which is small and light enough to be easily carried by an individual.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22]    22Of trunk or long line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Subject matter wherein a characteristic of an interexchange or in specified telephone conductor is evaluated.

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27,for testing of a subscriber line or loop.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.01]    22.01By loopback:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.  Subject matter including transmitting a known signal from a testing location over a communication path to a second remote location which retransmits the known signal back to the testing location for use in evaluating the transmission path or a device are the remote location.

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370Multiplex Communications,   subclass 249 for loopback testing in a multiplex system.
714Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery,   subclass 716 , for loopback testing of a communications circuit of general utility by a digital test signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.02]    22.02By analysis of injected tone signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.01.  Subject matter which includes placing a signal into the system to be tested and comparing the parameters of the output signal from the system over a continuous range with the corresponding parameters of the signal input.
(1) Note. Such testing is often used in determination of degradation or crosstalk.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   subclass 628 for measurement of interference between circuits.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.03]    22.03Fault detection or fault location on telephone link (e.g., continuity, leakage):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.01.  Subject matter to determine the presence or location of a conductor fault in a telephone line conductor.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   appropriate subclasses for electrical testing, in general.
370Multiplex Communications,   subclasses 242 through 253for fault detection in a multiplex communications system.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclasses 58 through 60for evaluation of an audio device other than telephone equipment.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 423 through 425,67.11-67.7, 115.1-115.4 and subclasses 226.1-226.4 for testing in a cellular radiotelephone system, system having transmitter and receiver at separated stations, and transmitter or receiver only station, respectively.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.04]    22.04Of digital loop carrier:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.03.  Subject matter to determine the presence or location of a loop fault in a network transmission equipment used to provide a pair gain function.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.05]    22.05Pair gain test controller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.04.  Subject matter which includes a test controller connecting in tandem between testing facilities and central office switch which responds to test initiation signals by connecting a metallic pair to the test facilities at one end and to the subscriber voice frequency drop at the other end.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.06]    22.06Having special connector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.03.  Subject matter which includes an accessing device connected between the testing equipment and the device under test for facilitating the testing process or procedure.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.07]    22.07Telephone multiconducting wires (e.g., tip, ring and ground wires):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.03.  Subject matter where a test signal is applied to more than one conductors under test to locate the fault.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 22.08]    22.08Noise:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.03.  Subject matter wherein the evaluated parameter is representative of an unwanted electrical disturbance or a spurious signal in the circuit or substance being measured or tested.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 23]    23Of line signalling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.  Subject matter which evaluates the transmission or operation of a control signal on a telephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 24]    24Electrical parameter measurement (e.g., attenuation):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.  Subject matter including structure for providing a quantitative indication of an electrical characteristic of the line or trunk or the signal thereon.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   subclasses 600+ for impedance measurement of a nontelephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 25]    25Conductor identification or location:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.  Subject matter for determining the identity or position of a telephone line conductor.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 26.01]    26.01Testing of network terminating interface, subscriber trunk interface, or service function:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter for evaluating, measuring, or monitoring a characteristic of a subscriber s line or card as well as service function of an interface.
(1) Note. Include herein the U or T type network terminating interface, COT, SLIC, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 26.02]    26.02With a programmable or self-test device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.01.  Subject matter which includes an automated diagnosis circuit connected thereto and automatically places test signals to test the subscriber s line card.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.01]    27.01Testing of subscriber loop or terminal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter for evaluating, measuring, or monitoring a characteristic of a subscriber line or station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.02]    27.02By generating call signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter which includes placing an actual telephone call into the system to be tested.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.03]    27.03By analysis of testing signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter which includes placing a signal into the system to be tested and comparing the parameters of the output signal from the system over a continuous range with the corresponding parameters of the signal input.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.04]    27.04By automatic testing sequence (e.g., programmable, test script or test call generation program):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter which includes placing signals into the system to be tested by using programmable, or automated testing device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.05]    27.05Having protection circuit (e.g., surge or short circuit protector):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter which includes over voltage, over current or surge prevention circuitry.

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361Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices,   subclasses 1 through 138,for safety and protection of electrical systems and devices not provided elsewhere.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.06]    27.06Having electromechanical switch or relay:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter which includes connection or disconnection device for physically connecting or disconnecting communication device from or to the telephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.07]    27.07Having plugging maintenance or test module:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter includes simple faulty identification device capable to plug into telephone jack or to couple to tip and ring wires in subscriber s premises location to troubleshoot problem appeared on subscriber s loop or terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 27.08]    27.08Including sampling measurement technique:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter including measuring an input value at intervals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 28]    28Of data transmission instrument:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.  Subject matter for testing of a digital signal data terminal connected to a telephone line.

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93.01+,transmission of a digital message signal over a telephone line.

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375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclasses 224+ for testing a digital transmission instrument not part of a telephone arrangement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.01]    29.01Terminal arrangement to enable remote testing (e.g., testing interface):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.01.  Subject matter including a remote arrangement to facilitate localization of faults in, or localized testing of, either a substation or a subscriber loop.
(1) Note. The testing may be performed either at the substation or remotely, e.g., from a central office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.02]    29.02By simulator (e.g., computer simulates testing personnel):
 Subject matter under class 29.01 including an automated device (e.g., a computer) which places testing signals into the system under test.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.03]    29.03Voltage or current determination:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter having a device for measuring the voltage or current of telephone elements.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.04]    29.04Voltage or current detector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter having a device for sensing the voltage or current of telephone elements.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.05]    29.05Metallic loop testing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter which includes a single metallic test pair providing between the central office and the remote terminals of the pair gain system to accomplish metallic testing of the voice frequency drops for a plurality of carrier-served subscribers.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.06]    29.06By dialing back the calling terminal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter wherein a directory number of call equipment at originating site is dialed back, or identity (i.e., caller ID) of the call equipment at originating site is transmitted back from a device under test.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.07]    29.07For a fault caused by an off-hook status:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter having a device detecting a telecommunication equipment seizing an office line.
(1) Note. For example, detecting a handset not returning to the switch latch after conversation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.08]    29.08For a fault caused by new added service or equipment (e.g., software compatible):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter wherein a problem occurred or previous configured condition changed from modification or addition of function or device into an existing telecommunications network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.09]    29.09With historical operating information database:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter diagnosing and segmenting a fault by comparing measured parameter with stored parameter in a storage memory.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.1]    29.1Visual output (e.g., printing, displaying):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter wherein test result is presented in visible form.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 29.11]    29.11Having telephone maintenance termination unit (e.g., MTU)
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.01.  Subject matter includes a diagnostic circuit device placed at subscriber s terminal of a telephone line for analyzing fault and maintaining the line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 30]    30Loop impedance (e.g., resistance, capacitance):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.  Subject matter for measuring the electrical impedance along and across a subscriber line or terminal.

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324Electricity: Measuring and Testing,   subclasses 600+ for electrical impedance measurement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 31]    31Of line signalling generator (e.g., dial, tone code generator):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.  Subject matter for testing or measuring a voice frequency signalling generator or an impulsing signal producing arrangement, in a terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 32.01]    32.01Monitoring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including observing, watching or checking the telephone system or device for a special purpose.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 32.02]    32.02Trunk or long line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.01.  Subject matter wherein a characteristic of an interexchange telephone conductor is being monitored.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 32.03]    32.03AIN link:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.02.  Subject matter wherein an advanced intelligent network is being monitored.
(1) Note. An AIN includes generally three basic elements: a) signal control points (SCPs) or computerized database, b) signal switching points (SSPs) or digital telephone switches, and c) signal transfer points (STPs) or packet switches that shuttle messages between SSPs and SCPs. In an AIN, one or more databases are queried using signaling system 7 (SS7) to determine how a call should be handled.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 32.04]    32.04Subscriber line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.01.  Subject matter includes monitoring of a telephone line connecting the local telephone central office to the subscribers telephone instrument or system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 32.05]    32.05Call tracing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.01.  Subject matter includes finding evidence of a telephone call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 33]    33Alarm or emergency (e.g., cut line):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.  Subject matter where the indicated condition is of damage, or imminent hazard to, telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 35]    35Listening-in or eavesdropping type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.01.  Subject matter for making a telephone conversation audible to a person without the conversing parties being notified.

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85,for audio recording of a telephone conversation
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 36]    36FREE CALLING FROM PAYSTATION:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter including a terminal, normally requiring payment for usage, which has provision for limited usage without payment.
(1) Note. This subclass includes both emergency and nonemergency free calling from a paystation, for example "0", "800" and "911" calls.

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45+,for emergency calling not including free calling from a paystation.
143,for a paystation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 37]    37EMERGENCY OR ALARM COMMUNICATIONS (E.G., WATCHMAN"S CIRCUIT):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter for summoning response to a hazardous situation over a telephone line.
(1) Note. The term "hazardous situation" refers to a condition or occurrence posing imminent danger to life, health, or property.
(2) Note. The subject matter in this and it"s indented subclasses included both systems solely for emergency use an details of adjunct to other systems to specifically provide for emergency situations. Further, an arrangement incidentally (e.g., an automatic dialer) be used for an emergency situation will be classified with such arrangement.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 287+ for a signal box alarm arrangement, particularly subclass 288 for alarm transmission over a power line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 38]    38Personal monitoring (e.g., for the ill or infirm):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter wherein the hazardous situation is a condition of, or occurrence related to the well-being of an individual.

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52,for a telephone instrument particularly designed for a handicapped user.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 39]    39Responsive to sensed nonsystem condition:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter which responds automatically to a condition, external to the telephone system.

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106+,for remote condition indication, other than an emergency or alarm condition, over a telephone line.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 500+ for a condition responsive alarm system not including telephone apparatus.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 40]    40Automatic dialing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.  Subject matter which generates a predetermined call address signal for establishing a connection to a given telephone station.

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51,for automatic dialing in transmission of a recorded audio alarm message.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 41]    41Transmission of recorded audio message:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.  Subject matter which sends a previously stored sound message signal over a telephone line in response to an emergency condition.

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51,for transmission of recorded audio message in emergency or alarm communications that is not automatically condition responsive.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 42]    42Plural conditions:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.  Subject matter wherein more than one emergency or alarm condition is detected (e.g., fire, intrusion, health hazard).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 43]    43Fire:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.  Subject matter wherein the detected condition is flame, heat or smoke.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 44]    44Intrusion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.  Subject matter wherein the detected condition is the entry of a living being into a given space.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 541+ for an intrusion alarm not limited to telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 45]    45Central office responsive to emergency call or alarm (e.g., "911", operator position display):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter wherein a central office has equipment to make a connection or provide a display for an emergency situation.

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36,for free calling from a paystation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 46]    46Called line or station condition responsive (e.g., recall if busy):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter where a condition of a called line or station controls further operation.

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33,for a telephone equipment alarm condition.
209,for this subject matter, in a nonalarm system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 47]    47Plural alarms over single line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of alert signals are sent over one telephone line.

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42,for a condition responsive plural alarm signals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 48]    48Announcement or alarm received at terminal station (e.g., "butt-in", alarm):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter which enables a central station (a) to interrupt normal telephone communication to make an announcement to, or (b) to actuate an alarm at, a terminal station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 49]    49Central station with plural substations:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter having a single central alarm station connected to a plurality of terminal stations.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 50]    50By pulse or digital signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter wherein the alarm signal is transmitted over a telephone line as a pulse or a digital signal.

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93.01+,transmission of a digital message signal over a telephone line.

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375Pulse or Digital Communications,   appropriate subclasses for nontelephone digital communication.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 51]    51With automatic dialing or transmission of recorded audio message:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.  Subject matter to either (a) generate a predetermined call address signal for establishing a connection to a given telephone station, or (b) send a previously stored sound message signal over a telephone line response to an emergency condition.

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69,for a call originating arrangement which transmits, a previously recorded audio message, not limited to an emergency condition.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 52]    52INCLUDING AID FOR HANDICAPPED USER (E.G., VISUAL, TACTILE, HEARING AID COUPLING):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter particularly designed for use by a physically impaired individual.
(1) Note. Devices specifically for coupling a hearing aid to a telephone (e.g., magnetic pickup, microphone holder) are classified herein.

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395,for a terminal having an amplifying arrangement.

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340Communications, Electrical,   subclasses 4.1 and 4.14 for communication or control for the handicapped.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 55.1]    55.1HAVING NEAR FIELD LINK (E.G., CAPACITIVE, INDUCTIVE):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter having a transceiver, a base station, and a limited range system (i.e., field strength=k/d where k is a constant and d=distance between the transceiver and base station antennas) whereby signal transfer is inductive or capacitive, rather than electromagnetic.

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246Railway Switches and Signals,   subclass 8 for similar subject matter used in train dispatching.
343Communications: Radio Wave Antennas,   subclasses 700+ for an antenna used for baseband communication.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclass 79 for a one-way near field voice system.
455Telecommunications,   subclass 41.1 for a modulated carrier type near field communications systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 56.1]    56.1HAVING LIGHT WAVE OR ULTRASONIC LINK FOR SPEECH OR PAGING SIGNAL:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein a telephone circuit connection is made by a transmitted electromagnetic wave group capable of propagating at the velocity of light (about 186,281 miles per second), or which has sonic vibrations above that of audible sound (16,000 Hz).
(1) Note. For classification herein there must be some connection to a telephone landline, for example, where a connection is made through a telephone operator or exchange.
(2) Note. Optical telephones are classified herein. For subcombinations involving optical communication see the search notes below.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclass 311.2 for a nonselective paging arrangement.
385Optical Waveguides,   appropriate subclasses for optical conducting elements, per se.
398Optical Communications,   various subclasses for systems and subsystems using an optical carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 56.2]    56.2Including fiber optic link within telephone network:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 56.1.  Subject matter wherein the electromagnetic wave is a light wave which propagates within a light transmitting waveguide in a telephone network.

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385Optical Waveguides,   appropriate subclasses for optical conducting elements, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 56.3]    56.3Including infra-red link with landline telephone network:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 56.1.  Subject matter wherein the electromagnetic wave is in a range of radiation wavelengths invisible to the human eye lying between 750 nanometers and about 1 millimeter.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 67.1]    67.1AUDIO MESSAGE STORAGE, RETRIEVAL, OR SYNTHESIS:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  System, process, or instrument for the two-way electrical transmission of intelligible audio information further comprising structure for the retention, recovery, or formation of an audio message signal.
(1) Note. Such storage or retrieval must include a telephone system component at least nominally claimed. Mere designation of the apparatus as a "telephone answering device" is, of itself, insufficient for classification in this or indented subclasses.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 68]    68Dynamic audio signal recording or reproduction:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Subject matter which utilizes relative motion with respect to a record medium to perform the audio message storage or retrieval.

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360Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval,   appropriate subclasses for a magnetic tape recorder.
369Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval,   appropriate subclasses for a phonograph.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 69]    69Call originating:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Subject matter including generating station-designating signals for initiation of telephonic communication with a designated station and subsequently transmitting a reproduced announcement hereto or recording a message therefrom.
(1) Note. The communication established is for connection to the recorder or reproducer.
(2) Note. The subject matter herein may include sequential selection of designated stations.

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40,and 51, for similar subject matter to transmit fire, burglar, or police calls or alarms over the telephone system.
355+,for an automatic telephone dialing device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 70]    70Call intercept or answering:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 68.  Subject matter including establishing of telephonic communication between a component connected to the recorder or reproducer and a distinct calling station connected to the telephone system in response to a calling signal initiated from the calling station.
(1) Note. The component is often the station being called.
(2) Note. The recorder or reproducer is usually actuated in response to the telephonic communication.
(3) Note. Such subject matter often includes both a reproducer for transmitting an announcement upon initial actuation and subsequently actuated recorder for generating a record of an incoming message.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 71]    71Consecutive use of recorded phrases or words to form message:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Subject matter selectively supplying phrases or words in real time sequence to develop a complete announcement for transmission through the telephone system.
(1) Note. Typical of systems herein are time announcing systems in which different words are reproduced in a desired order so that the time is verbalized. For example: "The time is" -- "twelve" -- "fifty" -- "four", in which each quoted phrase has been reproduced from the storage medium.
(2) Note. Time announcing systems not limited to a telephone system are classified in Class 369, subclass 23.

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368Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices,   subclass 63 for time announcing systems having details of the time measuring system.
369Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval,   subclass 23 for time announcing systems not limited to telephone equipment.
704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclasses 258+ for speech synthesis based on sequential sounds or bits.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 72]    72Sequential or repeated announcement during single call initiated cycle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Subject matter wherein the announcement is restarted or changed so as to form a series or repeated or changed announcements.
(1) Note. A "series" means at least one repetition or modification of an initial announcement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 73]    73Plural record carrier channels:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Subject matter wherein a single record carrier in the recorder or reproducer has a plurality of distinct record tracks thereon.
(1) Note. The term "record carrier" is the tangible object upon which the recorded signal is stored.
(2) Note. The plural tracks may be transversely displaced from each other.
(3) Note. The plural record tracks are often used for recording distinct receive messages.

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72,for remote control over a telephone system.

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369Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval,   subclasses 24.01 through 42.01for remote control of a recording or reproducing device other than by a telephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 74]    74Remote control over telephone line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Subject matter which operates the recorder or reproducer for other than its normal call responsive operation by a specified signal transmitted over the telephone system.

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102+,for remote control over a telephone system.

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369Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval,   subclasses 24.01 through 42.01for remote control of a recording or reproducing device other than by a telephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 75]    75Remote dictation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 74.  Subject matter for correction of the recorded message subsequent to recording and prior to reproduction of the final recorded incoming message.
(1) Note. Mere naming of a device as for "dictation" absent particular structure therefore is insufficient to provide classification in this subclass.

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369Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval,   subclasses 25.01 through 29.02for dictation devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 76]    76Announcement selection or replacement:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 74.  Subject matter wherein the operation includes choosing or changing a message to be transmitted by the reproducer to the telephone system in response to an incoming call.
(1) Note. A selection system may be used for a stock quotation.

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340Communications, Electrical,   subclasses 4.5 and 4.51 for stock quotation not limited to a telephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 77]    77Control by generated tone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 74.  Subject matter wherein the specified signal has an audio frequency component.
(1) Note. Included herein is control by push button telephone devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 78]    78Acoustic coupling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  subject matter wherein the connection between the telephone system component and the reproducer or recorder is effected by a sound wave produced and detected by a complementary pair of transducers.
(1) Note. Such subject matter often involves a pair of such acoustic links in opposite directions.

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444,for an acoustic telephone system coupler.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 79]    79With specified call initiated cycle control circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Subject matter including circuitry to control the actuation or deactuation of the recorder or reproducer in response to a telephone system condition related to an incoming call.
(1) Note. For classification herein, either details of the circuitry or response to a particular condition other than call receipt is required. Mere nominal recitation of circuitry responsive to call receipt is not classifiable herein, as such response is necessarily inherent in a call answering or intercepting device.
(2) Note. The "call initiated cycle" is a sequence of reproducing and recording mode of the recording and reproducing device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 80]    80Voice signal presence responsive:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 79.  Subject matter wherein the cycle control circuitry is responsive to the continuation, cessation, or absence of an incoming audio signal.

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81,for similar subject matter responsive to any other line condition.
420,for voice control of a telephone.

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369Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval,   subclasses 47.36 through 47.55for mechanism control by control signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 81]    81Call termination responsive (e.g., hang-up):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 79.  Subject matter wherein the cycle control circuitry is responsive to a line condition representative of the cessation of telephonic communications (e.g., open circuit, dial tone presence).
(1) Note. Such cessation may be effected by the caller hanging up or being disconnected.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 82]    82Having specified call initiation (e.g., ringing) responsive circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 79.  Subject matter including a detail of circuitry responsive to a system or component condition related to call alert signalling or start of receipt of call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 83]    83Structural detail of storage medium drive:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 79.  Subject matter including a specific mechanical feature of a mechanism for causing relative emotion of the record medium.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 84]    84At switching facility (e.g., central office, switchboard):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Subject matter wherein the component connected to the recorder or reproducer is located at a switching station to which a plurality of telephone circuits are connected.

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89.4+,for voice message storage or retrieval at a centralized location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 85]    85Recording of telephone signal during normal operation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 68.  Subject matter wherein the record generated is of an audible signal in a telephone system, which signal exists independently of the recording device.
(1) Note. Normal operation includes, for example, two-way voice communication.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 86]    86Inductive pickup:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 85.  Subject matter wherein the signal from the telephone system is coupled for record generating by two electrical devices having an interacting magnetic field.

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433,for an inductive telephone pickup.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 87]    87Reproduced signal distributed over telephone line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 68.  Subject matter wherein a reproduced information bearing audio signal is coupled by the telephone system to a remote station for conversion into sound.
(1) Note. This subclass includes use of a telephone system as a reproduced signal program distribution system.

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101,for audio program distribution over a telephone line, not limited to a reproduced signal.

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381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclasses 77+ for one-way audio signal program distribution, not limited to a telephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.01]    88.01Voice activation or recognition:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system wherein the system is responsive to the presence or absence of a spoken word.

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88.15,for a pager device activated by an audio message signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.02]    88.02Voice verification (e.g., voice authorization, voiceprint, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.01.  Voice activation or recognition wherein access to the system is gained when the received spoken word matches a stored authorization signal.

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704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclasses 231+ for speech signal processing and recognition using artificial intelligence.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.03]    88.03Voice dialing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.01.  Voice activation or recognition wherein a call address signal is initiated in response to a spoken word.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.04]    88.04Voice controlled message management:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.01.  Voice activation or recognition wherein the audio message signal is manipulated or routed in response to a spoken word.

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88.22,for a process for organizing or controlling the receipt or delivery of a voice message.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.05]    88.05Multilingual system or operation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system wherein the system is capable of manipulating or generating an audio message signal in more than one linguistical format.

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704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclass 8 for a means or step to adapt to, process, or support plural languages in systems or in software, or to support the conventions or peculiarities of various national languages.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.06]    88.06Language selection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.05.  Multilingual system or operation wherein the system provides options enabling a user to select the linguistic format for the manipulation, storage, retrieval, or generation of an audio message signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.07]    88.07Digital Signal Processing (DSP):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system further comprising an operation in which an analog audio message signal is manipulated or processed in a digital format.

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712Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing (e.g., Processors),   subclasses 34 through 35for an auxiliary processor configured to perform high speed data manipulations.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.08]    88.08Message signal analysis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system wherein the audio message signal is examined.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.09]    88.09Statistical analysis (e.g., time, date, length of message, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.08.  Message signal analysis further comprising a means to collect, organize, or interpret specific quantitative audio message signal data.

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111+,for a means to determine the length, number, frequency, or cost of telephone usage combined with telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.1]    88.1Including data compression:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.08.  Message signal analysis further comprising a method for reducing the size of the audio message signal by eliminating unnecessary information, such as blank or redundant data for efficient storage, transmission, or organization.

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341Coded Data Generation or Conversion,   subclass 60 for converting to or from codes comprising more than one shorter data words so that they can be handled by a machine component designed for longer data words.
708Electrical Computers: Arithmetic Processing and Calculating,   subclass 203 for representing a number or group of numbers by a smaller number of digits than that possessed originally or the inverse operation.
709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multiple Computer or Process Coordinating,   subclass 247 for multicomputer data transferring having a means to reduce the transfer payload volume or to recover the data from a compressed payload.
710Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems: Input/Output,   subclass 68 for data compression or expansion for improving transfer efficiency between peripheral devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.11]    88.11Display of message related information:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system having a means to view data or information relating to the audio message signal in a visual format.

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88.12,for an audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system having a visual or audio message notification.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   appropriate subclasses for a process or apparatus for selective electrical control of two or more light-generating or light-controlling display elements.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.12]    88.12Indication or notification of message:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system further comprising an audio or visual signal alerting the user to the presence of a recorded or stored audio message signal.

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88.11,for an audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system having a means to view data or information relating to an audio message signal.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 500+ for a conditional response indicating system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.13]    88.13Multimedia system (e.g., voice output combined with fax, video, text, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system further comprising a means to accept or transmit an audio message signal in a secondary format.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.14]    88.14Presentation format conversion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.13.  Multimedia system having a means to convert the audio message signal data to a user specified format.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.15]    88.15Pager activation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.13.  Multimedia system wherein a pager device is activated in response to an audio message signal.

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88.01,for a voice activated audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 7.2 through 7.63for a selective communication system with a paging means and 311.2 for a nonselective paging system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.16]    88.16Voice message synthesis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system further comprising a means to formulate a system-generated spoken message.

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704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclasses 258+ for a system wherein component parts of a speech signal are combined to produce a synthetic speech output.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.17]    88.17Interaction with an external nontelephone network (e.g., Internet):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system wherein the telephone system is capable of transmitting and receiving audio message signal information over a secondary network.

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90.01+,for a telephone line or system in combination with a diverse electrical system or signaling.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multiple Computer or Process Coordinating,   appropriate subclassesfor multicomputer data transferring.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.18]    88.18Interacting voice message systems:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system wherein a voice message signal is processed by plural intercommunicating messaging.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.19]    88.19Call source identification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system wherein a means is provided to disclose information regarding an originating call signal.

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88.11,for the display of message related information.
142,for calling number display or recording at called substation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.2]    88.2Automatic Number Identification (ANI):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.19.  Call source identification wherein the disclosed information is an originating telephone number.
Note. A positive recitation of an Automatic Number Identification (ANI) is required for classification in this subclass.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.21]    88.21Caller identification received at substation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.19.  Call source identification wherein the disclosed information relating to the incoming call is forwarded to a substation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.22]    88.22Message management:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 67.1.  Audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis system further including a process for organizing, directing, distributing, or switching an incoming or outgoing audio message signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.23]    88.23Controlled by subscriber or caller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.22.  Call management system wherein the organization, distribution, or switching of an incoming or outgoing audio message signal is completed in response to an input from the message recipient or originator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.24]    88.24By generated tone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.23.  Subscriber or caller controlled audio signal management system wherein the controlling input is a system generated signal having a specified acceptable pitch.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.25]    88.25Message storage in centralized location (e.g., central office, PBX, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.23.  Subscriber or caller controlled audio message signal management system wherein the audio message signal is held in a centralized memory location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.26]    88.26Recording voice message from nonsubscriber caller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.25.  Centralized stored message wherein the stored audio message signal is generated by a system nonsubscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.27]    88.27Separate storage for voice and control information:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.22.  Call management system wherein message information and system instructional information are stored in discrete memory locations.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 88.28]    88.28Solid state memory storage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 88.22.  Call management system wherein the memory allocation is solid state.

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365Static Information Storage and Retrieval,   appropriate subclasses for an apparatus or corresponding process for the static storage and retrieval of information.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 90.01]    90.01TELEPHONE LINE OR SYSTEM COMBINED WITH DIVERSE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OR SIGNALLING (E.G., COMPOSITE):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein a nontelephone signal is transmitted over a conductor of telephone signals, or a telephone signal is transmitted over nontelephone electrical circuitry.

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66,for a telephone carrier over a power line.
110,for a composite telephone set.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 538+ for signalling over a diverse electrical line.
370Multiplex Communications,   appropriate subclasses for simultaneous transmission of a telephone signal and another electrical communications signal, or multiplexing plural telephone signals, over a common channel.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 90.02]    90.02Using Internet:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter wherein the transmission involves TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 91.01]    91.01Credit authorization:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter wherein the nontelephone signal is used to permit or deny a charge to an individual account over a telephone line.

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144,for a credit card operated pay station.

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235Registers,   subclasses 380+ for a credit card operated register having significant card reading structure.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 5.4 through 5.42for credit authorization by intelligence comparison not limited to use of telephone equipment.
705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   appropriate subclasses for business oriented applications for computers.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 91.02]    91.02At switching station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 91.01.  Subject matter including a switching facility having structure or circuitry for credit transaction processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 92.01]    92.01Polling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter wherein plural controlled devices transmit a personal or personal choice status signal in response to an interrogation signal.
(1) Note. The personal or personal choice signal may be successively transmitted.

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348Television,   subclasses 14.01 through 14.16for two-way voice and video communications.
455Telecommunications,   subclass 2.01 for radio audience survey and use of telephone equipment.
725Interactive Video Distribution Systems,   subclass 24 for interactive opinion polling in a video distribution system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 92.02]    92.02Televoting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 92.01.  Subject matter wherein the personal or personal choice status signal is used to cast a vote.

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705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   subclass 12 for voting.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 92.03]    92.03Having central station equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 92.01.  Subject matter including a central station with specific structure or circuitry for status signal processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 92.04]    92.04Having subscriber station equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 92.01.  Subject matter including a user terminal with specific structure or circuitry for generating or transmitting the status signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.01]    93.01Having transmission of a digital message signal over a telephone line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter for transfer of message information by either a multi-level pulse signal or a data signal consisting of a series of ones and zeros, over a line specifically described as a telephone line.

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370Multiplex Communications,   appropriate subclasses for simultaneous voice and data communications.
375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclass 222 for modems or data sets, per se.
709Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems: Multiple Computer or Process Coordinating,   appropriate subclassesfor data transferring among multiple computer and digital processing systems.
710Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems: Input/Output,   subclasses 1+ for transferring data from one or more peripherals to one or more computers or digital data processing systems for the latter to process, store, or further transfer or for transferring data from the computers or digital data processing systems to the peripherals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.02]    93.02Access restricting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter which permits or denies the rights to use remote digital computing or communication equipment.

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707Data Processing: Database, Data Mining, and File Management or Data Structures,   subclasses 781 through 789for access control to a database or file in a computer environment.
710Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems: Input/Output,   subclasses 36+ for digital data processing system Input/Out access regulating and subclasses 107+ for bus access regulating in a digital data processing system.
713Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Support,   subclasses 182 through 186for system access control based on cryptographic user identification.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.03]    93.03Personal identification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.02.  Subject matter whereby access is granted by matching user characteristics (e.g., voiceprint, fingerprint, signature) of the person desiring access.

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382Image Analysis,   subclasses 115+ for personnel identification.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.04]    93.04Two or more calls:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.02.  Subject matter whereby gaining access requires multiple calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.05]    93.05Terminal interface circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter having a specific electronic arrangement interrelating a device or equipment to the telephone line.

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399,for connecting a telephone communications line to a central switching office or a subscriber station.
442,for connecting a device to the line by direct connection through the terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.06]    93.06Digital:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.05.  Subject matter wherein the interface circuitry is connected to a telephone line in which the information is encoded as a series of ones and zeros.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.07]    93.07To plural lines or networks:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.05.  Subject matter wherein the interface circuitry is for connecting to at least two telephone lines or groups of stations.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.08]    93.08Transmission scheme (e.g., compression/decompression, transmission rate):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter including a particular detail of a methodology in which the message signal is conveyed.

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93.31,for modulated signal transmission scheme.
100.17,for image data transmission scheme.

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348Television,   subclasses 14.12 through 14.15for video signal transmission scheme.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.09]    93.09Switching between different terminal types (e.g., voice/data switch):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter including an arrangement for selecting between diverse communication modes.

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100.15+,for switching to other communication modes in which the communication modes include a visual-graphic copy reproduction mode (e.g., facsimile mode).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.11]    93.11Among at least three terminal types:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.09.  Subject matter wherein the arrangement includes switching among at least three different modes.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.12]    93.12Sales, ordering, or banking system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter wherein the transmitted digital message signal is used for financial transactions.

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705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   appropriate subclasses for business oriented applications for computers.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.13]    93.13Amusement (e.g., game, lottery):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter wherein the digital message signal is for conducting a recreational activity.

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455Telecommunications,   subclass 3.06 for entertainment systems.
463Amusement Devices: Games,   subclass 41 for games with a telephonic communication link.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.14]    93.14Having switching station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter including equipment which performs the functions of establishing and releasing connections and includes structure or circuitry for digital message signal processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.15]    93.15Having format conversion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.14.  Subject matter wherein an electronic structure is particularly adapted for transforming the digital message signal from one form into another form (e.g., text-to-voice, voice-to-text, etc.).

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100.13,for image format conversion.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.16]    93.16Diverse networks (e.g., PSTN, ISDN):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.14.  Subject matter including at least two different types of telephone systems.
(1) Note. PSTN stands for Public Switched Telephone Network, and ISDN stands for Integrated Services Digital Network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.17]    93.17Having station display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter including a structure particularly adapted for conversion of a digital information signal into a visual message signal.

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28,for testing of such an instrument.
142,376, and 386, for subject matter drawn to perceptible display of supervisory control signals.

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375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclasses 219+ for a digital signal transceiver.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.18]    93.18Having tone code recognition for generating alphanumeric characters:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter including an arrangement for character or symbol pattern recognition to show letters of the alphabet or numerals.

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93.27,for generating alphanumeric information by tone codes.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 25+ for alphanumeric display and character generator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.19]    93.19Having pressure or position sensitive surface (e.g., touch-screen, light pen):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter wherein the terminal display includes input means responsive to force or location along the display face.

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178Telegraphy,   subclasses 18 and 87 for stylus and tablet.
345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 173+ for touch panels, subclass 179 for stylus, and subclasses 180+ for light pen.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.21]    93.21Having conferencing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter which enables three or more data terminals on distinct subscriber lines to be included in a single call connection.

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202,for telephone conferencing.

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348Television,   subclasses 14.08 through 14.1for video conferencing.
370Multiplex Communications,   subclasses 260+ for special services with conferencing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.22]    93.22At pay station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter wherein the structure includes a public telephone from which calls can be paid for by means of currency, credit, or debit.

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91.01+,for credit authorization.
143+,for check operated control (e.g., pay station).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.23]    93.23Having user information display (e.g., telephone number, name, address, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter wherein the visual message signal is personal data.

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142,for calling number display.
354,for called number display.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.24]    93.24Having electronic mail:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter wherein the information signal is assigned to a memory location for storage and retrieved by a station having access to the memory location (e.g., text mail).

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89.2+,for subscriber or caller control of central office audio message storage or retrieval.
100.08,for image electronic mailbox system.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 402 for electronic mailbox.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.25]    93.25Having remote database (e.g., videotex system):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.17.  Subject matter including a database having structure or circuitry for supplying information in electronic form from the database to subscriber terminals.

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100.11,for image information retrieval.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 403 for document filing and retrieval system.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 3.03 and 3.04 for remote control of distribution.
725Interactive Video Distribution Systems,   appropriate subclasses, especially subclasses 86 through 104for user-requested video program system, subclasses 105-134 for video distribution with upstream communication, and subclasses 135-142 for one-way local video distribution system with local interaction.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.26]    93.26By voice frequency signal (e.g., tone code):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.01.  Subject matter wherein the pulse or data signal is specifically described as converted into one or more tones lying within the audible frequency spectrum.

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375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclasses 219+ for modems and digital transceivers, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.27]    93.27Alphanumeric:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.26.  Subject matter including a structure particularly adapted for recognition of tone codes generated via dual-tone, multi-frequency signals into letters or numbers.

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93.18,for display of alphanumeric characters generated using tone code recognition.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.28]    93.28Modulated audio tone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.26.  Subject matter wherein a pulse or data signal causes a variation in the frequency, phase, or amplitude of an audible tone.

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375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclass 222 for modems.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.29]    93.29Reconfigurable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.28.  Subject matter wherein communication operating parameters can be reprogrammed to conform with different communication standards or perform different communication modes.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.31]    93.31Protocol:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.28.  Subject matter including particular details of transmission scheme.

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93.08,for transmission scheme, not limited to use of modem.
100.17,for image data transmission scheme.

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348Television,   subclasses 14.12 through 14.15for video signal transmission scheme.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.32]    93.32Initial setup:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.31.  Subject matter including a particular start-up handshaking sequence.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.33]    93.33Having adjustable speed:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.31.  Subject matter wherein the transmission protocol includes different data transmission rates.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.34]    93.34Having recognition and selection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.31.  Subject matter including determination of one of a plurality of modulator-demodulator types and for connecting to a compatible type.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.35]    93.35Having call-waiting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.28.  Subject matter for signalling a first station in communication with a second station that a third station desires communication with the first station.

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215,for call waiting with telephone equipment.

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370Multiplex Communications,   subclasses 259+ for special services.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 414.1 through 417for special services in a radiotelephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.36]    93.36Line powered:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.28.  Subject matter including particular circuitry for deriving power from the telephone line to data communication equipment (DCE).

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102.04,for remote control of power source.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 93.37]    93.37Having acoustic link:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 93.26.  Subject matter wherein a digital signalling device is connected to a telephone line by a sound wave passing between a complementary pair of electroacoustic transducers.

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78,for an acoustic link between a telephone answering device and a telephone line.
444,for a telephone acoustic coupler, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.01]    100.01To produce visual-graphic copy (e.g., facsimile):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter where the nontelephone signal is a visual or graphic representation of a document for producing a visually readable reproduction at a receiving station.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclasses 500 through 540for natural color facsimile, in general: and subclasses 400-304 for facsimile.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.02]    100.02Having detachable device (e.g., detachable storage medium, scanner):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter having an arrangement wherein an element can be separated from a main unit.

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357,for insertable call signal generation circuitry (e.g., card).

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 473 for hand-held reader.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.03]    100.03Usage system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein data related to each transmission operation is recorded or generated.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.04]    100.04Communication charge calculation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the cost of the transmission is tabulated.

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111+,for usage measurement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.05]    100.05Monitoring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein a condition of a visual-graphic copy reproduction is sensed or determined.

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1+,for diagnostic testing, malfunction indication, or electrical condition measurement.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclasses 406 and 441 for facsimile calibrating and alarm.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.06]    100.06Communication status notification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein information relating to a transmission/reception or line state is indicated.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.07]    100.07Using mark sheet:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter performing operations based on information read from a marked form.

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235Registers,   subclasses 375+ for systems controlled by data bearing records.
358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 468 for facsimile control.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.08]    100.08Electronic mailbox:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the transmitted message is assigned to a memory location for storage and retrieved by a station having access to the memory location.

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89.2+,for subscriber or caller control of central office audio message storage or retrieval.
93.24,for electronic mail messaging system, not limited to use of facsimile equipment.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 402 for electronic mailbox.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.09]    100.09Relay system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the message is transmitted to some intermediate point, and at a later time, further retransmitted to a remote destination.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 407 for facsimile relay system.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 7+ for signal repeaters that may regenerate the repeated signal and which are used in radio systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.11]    100.11From a library:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the visual or graphic information accessed is from a collection of such information.

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93.25,for remote database, not limited to use of facsimile equipment.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 403 for document filing and retrieval system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.12]    100.12Connection to plural networks or lines:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter including connection to at least two telephone lines or networks.

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93.07,for plural networks or lines, not limited to use of facsimile equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.13]    100.13Format conversion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter having a specific structure for transforming the nontelephone signal to another form (e.g., image-to-voice, image-to-text, etc.).

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93.15,for format conversion at switching station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.14]    100.14Call signal generation (e.g., auto-dial):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein a called station address signal is transmitted.

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355+,for repertory or abbreviated call signal generation.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclass 440 for telephone number or address of designator.
455Telecommunications,   subclass 564 for radiotelephone equipment with auto-dialing or repertory dialing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.15]    100.15Having switching to other communication modes:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter including an arrangement enabling connection between different communication types.

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93.09+,for switching between different communication modes, not limited to use of facsimile equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.16]    100.16Voice mode:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.15.  Subject matter wherein the different communication types include an intelligible human sound mode.

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67.1+,for audio message storage, retrieval, or synthesis.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 100.17]    100.17Transmission scheme:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter including a particular detail of the transmission protocol.

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93.08,for transmission scheme, not limited to use of facsimile equipment.
93.31,for modulated signal transmission scheme.

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348Television,   subclasses 14.12 through 14.15for video signal transmission scheme.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 101.01]    101.01Audio program distribution:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter where an audio program is transmitted to subscribers over a telephone system.

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87,for program distribution of dynamically retrieved audio signal (e.g., from a storage medium).

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381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclasses 77+ for one-way audio signal program distribution.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 3.01 through 3.06for radio program distribution, other than by telephone equipment.
725Interactive Video Distribution Systems,   for appropriate subclasses.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.01]    102.01Remote control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter wherein the signal is used to operate a distant device over a telephone line.

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74+,for remote control of a telephone answering device.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 1.1 through 16.1for remote control system not specified as using a telephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.02]    102.02Communication device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.01.  Subject matter wherein the device has the primary function of receiving or transmitting information.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.03]    102.03Entertainment appliance (e.g., TV, VCR, radio, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.02.  Subject matter wherein the device converts media signals into humanly perceivable signals, typically sight or sound, or records the media signals for later playback.

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348Television,   subclass 734 for remote control device not specified as using a telephone line.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 352+ for remote control of a radio receiver.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.04]    102.04Power source:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.02.  Subject matter wherein the control is directed toward applying electric energy to the communication equipment.

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93.36,for power supply of modem.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.05]    102.05Of heating, ventilation, air conditioner (e.g., HVAC):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.01.  Subject matter wherein the device controls a climate or circulates air.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.06]    102.06Of physical entrance or exit lock:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.01.  Subject matter wherein the control restricts movement of a person by permitting or preventing ingress or egress through a door or other similar structural closure.

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167+,for an intercom system.

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70Locks,   appropriate subclasses for a lock.
235Registers,   subclass 382 for coded record controlled access control.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 5.2 through 5.74for an electrical access control arrangement responsive to intelligence comparison.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 102.07]    102.07Having indication:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.01.  Subject matter wherein a condition or state of the controlled device is reported in humanly perceivable form.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.01]    106.01Remote indication over telephone line (e.g., telemetry):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter for providing a signal representing a sensed condition at a distant station via the telephone line.

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39+,for similar subject matter which is responsive to an emergency or alarm condition.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 500+ for sensed condition attainment signalling and subclasses 870.01+ for telemetering system.
  
     106.02 Patient monitoring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.01.  Subject matter wherein the sensed condition includes medical data of an individual.

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128Surgery,   subclass 904 for telephone telemetry.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.03]    106.03Meter reading:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.01.  Subject matter where the sensed condition is a measurement of a quantitative indicating device.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 870.02+ for telemetering of a meter indication.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.04]    106.04Having power supply circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.03.  Subject matter including particular electrical devices for connecting electrical energy to the meter.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.05]    106.05Having ringing suppression:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.03.  Subject matter wherein the signal is exchanged between a central station and the subscriber"s telephone without causing the telephone bell to sound.

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106.09,for ringing suppression, not limited to use of meter reading equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.06]    106.06Having time window:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.03.  Subject matter wherein the sensed condition is transmitted to a central station at an appointed time period.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.07]    106.07Having interrogation signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.03.  Subject matter wherein the sensed condition is transmitted to a central station in response to a request signal initiated by the central station.

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106.11,for interrogation signal, not limited to use of meter reading equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.08]    106.08Having line status detection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.03.  Subject matter including an arrangement for sensing an electrical state of a subscriber circuit.

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377,for line or loop condition detection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.09]    106.09Ringing suppression:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.01.  Subject matter wherein the signal is exchanged between a central station and the subscriber"s telephone without causing the telephone bell to sound.

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106.05,for ringing suppression of meter reading equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 106.11]    106.11Interrogation signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 106.01.  Subject matter wherein the signal is transmitted to a central station in response to a request signal initiated by the central station.

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106.07,for interrogation signal of meter reading equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 108.01]    108.01Telegraphy:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 90.01.  Subject matter for transmitting a telephone signal over a telegraph circuit.

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93+,for transmission of a digital message signal over telephone equipment.

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178Telegraphy,   subclasses 79+ for transmitters and subclasses 118+ for receivers.
370Multiplex Communications,   subclass 214 for simultaneous telegraphy and telephony.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 108.02]    108.02Over telephone line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 108.01.  Subject matter for transmitting a telegraph signal over a telephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 110.01]    110.01COMPOSITE SUBSTATION OR TERMINAL (E.G., HAVING CALCULATOR, RADIO):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter in which a telephone instrument also has structure or circuitry for performing a diverse independent (i.e., nontelephone) function.
(1) Note. There may be a relationship between the telephone and diverse function, as in diverse audio muting.

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90+,for a composite telephone further including transmission of diverse signals or over a diverse line.

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455Telecommunications,   subclasses 344+ for a receiver combined with diverse art device.
708Electrical Computers: Arithmetic Processing and Calculating,   subclass 109 for a digital calculating computer combined with a telephone or other communication device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 111]    111WITH USAGE MEASUREMENT (E.G., CALL OR TRAFFIC REGISTER):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter which determines the length, number, frequency, or cost of telephone usage and is combined with telephone equipment.
(1) Note. The telephone usage determining equipment, per se, is classifiable elsewhere.
(2) Note. Such equipment often includes a register for counting calls, or determining time of usage.

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13,for testing of usage measurement equipment.

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235Registers,   subclass 91 for a mechanical register operated by a telephone.
368Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices,   subclass 4 for a horological device controlled by a nominally recited telephone.
377Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems,   appropriate subclasses for an electrical counter or register, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.01]    112.01Call traffic recording by computer or control processor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 111.  Subject matter including a computer or control processor for counting and registering the number of telephone calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.02]    112.02Redundant processor or backup processor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.01.  Subject matter wherein a primary processor or computer implements the functionality of telephone usage and if the primary processor fails, a secondary processor or computer is activated to take over its functionality.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.03]    112.03Estimating blocking probability:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.01.  Subject matter wherein an estimation is performed to determine the possibility of a network being congested due to incoming call traffic to avoid being unable to service calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.04]    112.04Threshold or limiting control (e.g., gapping control):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.01.  Subject matter wherein a load capacity of a network component is pre-established or established dynamically by a network to avoid congestion.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.05]    112.05Optimization network configuration:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.01.  Subject matter wherein a network manager implements a plurality of options to service incoming call traffic by using different network components to avoid congestion.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.06]    112.06Generalized statistics about telephone network usage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.01.  Subject matter which gathers data to determine how network components are being utilized.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.07]    112.07Carrier usage data:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.06.  Subject matter which determines a number of incoming calls being serviced by a carrier or the frequency by which a carrier is being used.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.08]    112.08Trunk or path usage data:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.06.  Subject matter which determinates the frequency of using a communication line to service incoming calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.09]    112.09Specialized exchange:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.06.  Subject matter which collects data or information about usage of 1-800, 1-900 and other virtual numbers.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 112.1]    112.1Traffic rate for overload:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.06.  Subject matter wherein data or information is gathered over a period of time to determine the congestion or overload rate of a network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.01]    114.01Call charge metering or monitoring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 111.  Subject matter which determines the usage cost for a particular telephone set or the cost to a subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.02]    114.02Least cost:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a service provider with the best competitive price or the cheapest cost among a plurality of providers is selected to service a subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.03]    114.03Billing computing software or program:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a service provider utilizes a computer software or program in determining the cost of a telephone service provided to a subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.04]    114.04Charge error detection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein charging apparatus is monitored to detect any error associated with determining telephone cost for any given subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.05]    114.05Special service fees (e.g., customized feature):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is charged for customized features in addition to a standardized telephone bill.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.06]    114.06Variable rate:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter which charges a subscriber for telephone services as a function of factors affecting a network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.07]    114.07Bandwidth:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.06.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is charged based on availability of bandwidth allocation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.08]    114.08Traffic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.06.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is charged based on pending call traffic data.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.09]    114.09Time controlled:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.06.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is charged based on the time of the day, or a specific day or month.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.1]    114.1Incentive billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is offered a special charge rate to encourage usage of network services.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.11]    114.11Gaming:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.1.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber engaged in a telephone call can be offered opportunities to win a reward.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.12]    114.12Discount or bargaining:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.1.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is offered a cost lower than the standard cost based on telephone usage or plan subscribed to.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.13]    114.13Advertisement:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.1.  Subject matter wherein a service provider provides information detailing rewards or offers for telephone usage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.14]    114.14Fraud detection or control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein fraudulent usage of a telephone or a subscribers account is determined and monitored.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.15]    114.15Calling card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is enable to make a call by billing a card account number provided by a subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.16]    114.16Recharging or replenishing an account or calling card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.15.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber can re-activate a calling card or an account by adding more money to the account or card.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.17]    114.17Monitoring account or card usage balance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.15.  Subject matter wherein an account is monitored based on telephone usage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.18]    114.18Having complementary item (e.g., novelty):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.15.  Subject matter wherein items other than a card or in conjunction with a card with calling indicia can be used in making telephone calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.19]    114.19Credit card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.15.  Subject matter wherein a card, other than a calling card, used in paying for other services can be used in making telephone calls after verification.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.2]    114.2Pre-paid calling account or card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.15.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber has a pre-established account for telephone usage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.21]    114.21Redirect billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a party other than a calling party can be billed for telephone usage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.22]    114.22Split billing or cost sharing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.21.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of subscribers can arrange to pay for a part of telephone usage cost.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.23]    114.23Third party billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.21.  Subject matter wherein a party other than the calling or called party assumes responsibility for telephone cost.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.24]    114.241-800 billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.21.  Subject matter wherein a service provider pays for telephone usage cost when a subscribers calls to inquire about or order a provided service.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.25]    114.251-900 billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.21.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber pays for telephone cost associated with inquiring about a service being offered by a service provided or when ordering a service.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.26]    114.26Based on unique account code:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.21.  Subject matter wherein a subscribers with a plurality of accounts can have telephone usage billed to a specific account based on a triggered code.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.27]    114.27Portable number billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is billed for telephone usage associated with an assigned unique directory number which can be used in several geographic location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.28]    114.28Advanced intelligent billing network (e.g., a billing service control processor):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein a switch queries a centralized service control point database for billing information.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 114.29]    114.29Using more than one advanced intelligent elements (e.g., accessing multiple AIN databases):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.28.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of service control point databases may be queried for billing information or a service management system (SMS) may be queried by a service control point for billing information.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 115.01]    115.01Interexchange billing operation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein the charge determination is made at one exchange and then transmitted to another related to the calling station.
(1) Note. Included herein is the Centralized Automatic Message Accounting (CAMA) where the accounting for several central exchanges is handled at only one office.

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219through 241, for interexchange switching or signaling.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 115.02]    115.02Long distance billing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 115.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is billed for calls completed by an interexchange carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 115.03]    115.03Interfacing with foreign exchange:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 115.01.  Subject matter wherein interexchange carriers located in different countries co-operate to complete a call between a calling party and a called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 116]    116Hardcopy record generating:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 115.  Subject matter for producing a permanent record of the call charge or basis therefor.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 117]    117Of station on polystation or party line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.  Subject matter which determines a call charge of a terminal on a party line

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177+,for a party line telephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 118]    118Identification of station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 117.  Subject matter which determines to which station on a party line a call is charged.

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183,for party line station identification.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 119]    119Hardcopy record generating (e.g., ticket printing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.  Subject matter which produces a permanent record showing a numerical quantity indicating the call charge or basis therefor.

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116,for generating a hardcopy record at an exchange other than that to which the calling station is connecting.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 120]    120With line identification or class of service determination:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 119.  Subject matter which ascertains the identity, or service entitlement, of a calling line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 121.01]    121.01At local exchange carrier (e.g., central switching office):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.01.  Subject matter wherein the call charge metering or monitoring is performed at a toll call network switching office to which a call is connected and passed through.
(1) Note. Example of a toll call network switching office herein is the long distance telephone service provider.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 121.02]    121.02Discount charge rate or billing plan:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.01.  Subject matter wherein the call is priced at a preselected lower rate.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 121.03]    121.03Multiple billing account:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is having more than on charging account, and the call charge is selectively credited an account from a plurality of accounts.
(1) Note. For example, charging a call to the subscriber s credit card, calling card, or residential telephone account.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 121.04]    121.04Detail of call history and rates database:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.01.  Subject matter including a database center for storing chronological record of calls to or from a telephone number, validating call information, or providing charge rates or account balance.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 121.05]    121.05Call record modification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.04.  Subject matter including adding, deleting, or changing information about a call in message fields of a billing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 121.06]    121.06Having network terminating point receiving registration from subscriber terminal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.01.  Subject matter comprising at least one network identification unit (NIU) associated with an unique network identification (ID) so that a subscriber s communications device can couple thereto for transmitting subscriber s parameters as an user s profile to the telecommunications network before the first call is made.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 122]    122With display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.  Subject matter which produces an indication of the call charge or basis therefor.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 123]    123Paystation (e.g., escrow control):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.  Subject matter for measuring the cost of a call from a paystation.

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143+,for a paystation arrangement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 124]    124Pulse counting or accumulating (e.g., "message metering"):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.  Subject matter wherein the charge determination is made by accumulation of call connection timing pulses.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 125]    125Local or zone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Subject matter wherein the charge determination is made of calls within the local calling area.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 126]    126Assembling billing record (e.g., automatic message account (AMA), call detail record (CDR), etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Subject matter in which records data or captures events of the toll call occurred in the telecommunications network are necessary to prepare an itemized bill for a subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 127.01]    127.01Having line identification associated with call billing (e.g., automatic number identification (ANI)):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 126.  Subject matter including telephone message accounting equipment to recognize telephone numbers of dialing stations.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 127.02]    127.02Fraud control or billing restriction:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 127.01.  Subject matter including detection, identification of toll call cheating, or preventing a toll call connection to a particular area number that is not authorized in the billing contract.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 127.03]    127.03Billing code or trigger code:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 127.01.  Subject matter wherein a dialing station provides dialed character(s) associated with a called directory number which enable the local exchange carrier to recognize and automatically charge a designated account.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 127.04]    127.04Pricing a call made from different account (e.g., calling card, credit card):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 127.01.  Subject matter wherein various discount rates are applied to a toll call based on the type of card being used to make a call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 127.05]    127.05Billing option selection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 127.01.  Subject matter wherein a caller as well as called party have an option to charge a toll call to a designated account during the call setup, during the conversation, or at the termination of the toll call.
(1) Note. The designated account may be a credit card account, bank account, prepaid account, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 127.06]    127.06Having terminal identification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 127.01.  Subject matter including automatic call charging to a designated account based on the call terminal identity (e.g., calling, called, third party terminal, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 128]    128Time of day controlled:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Subject matter to count or accumulate timing pulses at different rates controlled in accordance with the time of day.

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368Horology: Time Measuring Systems and Devices,   subclasses 4 and 13 for time measurement controlled by, or combined with a telephone.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 129]    129Manually set (e.g., key and lock):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.  Subject matter having a hand operated call charge metering device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 130]    130At subscriber station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.  Subject matter wherein the determination is made at the location of the telephone set being monitored.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 131]    131Time controlled:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 130.  Subject matter which modifies the call charge determination in accordance with time or elapsed duration.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 132]    132Paystation (e.g., escrow control):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 131.  Subject matter for measuring the cost of a call from a paystation.

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143+,for a paystation arrangement.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 133]    133Call traffic recording or monitoring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 111.  Subject matter for making a determination of the total number of calls, or the number of calls per unit time.

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34,for measuring the response time of telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 134]    134At central station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 133.  Subject matter wherein the determination is made at a switching station spaced remotely from the user terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 135]    135With hardcopy record generation (e.g., ticket printing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 134.  Subject matter which produces a permanent record showing the number of calls utilizing the particular monitored telephone system element.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 136]    136With display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 134.  Subject matter for producing a visual indication of the number of calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 137]    137Trunk usage (e.g., peg count):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 134.  Subject matter which ascertains the number of calls on a shared trunk line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 138]    138All trunks busy metering:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 137.  Subject matter which determines the duration during which all trunks monitored are in a busy condition.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 139]    139Counting the number of completed connections:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 134.  Subject matter for incrementing a totalling device by one unit in response to a successful call attempt.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 140]    140At subscriber:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 133.  Subject matter wherein the determination is made at the location of a telephone terminal set.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 141]    141Mechanical register:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 140.  Subject matter wherein the traffic information is sorted in a mechanical register.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.01]    142.01RECEPTION OF CALLING INFORMATION AT SUBSTATION IN WIRELINE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter including a receiving, decoding, extracting, determining, routing, connecting, and controlling function to provide calling information related to an incoming call to be displayed at destination terminal.
(1) Note. This reception generally involves authentication or authorization (e.g., blocking or screening a call based on predetermined caller ID information).
(2) The purpose of this reception is for routing, retrieving information from a database, displaying, call waiting, time or location indicating, and controlling of an incoming call.

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93.17through 93.25, for this subject matter in the telephone system in combination with diverse electrical system (e.g., a computer system).
161,for this subject matter in a key telephone system.
183,for this subject matter in a polystation line system (i.e., party line).
211.02through 212.01, for this subject matter in call diversion (e.g., call forwarding or routing).
245through 249, for this subject matter in a centralized switching system (e.g., an interexchange or central office).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.02]    142.02Blocking caller ID transmission:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein the calling information is prevented to be transmitted over a telephone line or trunk.
(1) Note. For example, blocking the transmission of a telephone number or ANI (automatic number identification)).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.03]    142.03Using a trigger code:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.02.  Subject matter wherein a calling party is required to enter a code associated with other caller identification for authentication or authorization.
(1) Note. For example, trigger code is a password.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.04]    142.04Extracting call ID from transmitted signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein a device or a circuitry located within a premise is used to decode caller information from an incoming call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.05]    142.05Authentication or authorization:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.05.  Subject matter wherein calling information is verified with information in a database to obtain permission to connect to a destination terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.06]    142.06Matching or retrieving stored caller ID information from a database:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.05.  Subject matter wherein an activity of call to be continued based on retrieved information or instruction from a memory storage at the destination terminal.
(1) Note. For example, matching a function, an instruction, a profile or data stored in the database.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.07]    142.07Routing an incoming call on multiple lines to a particular appliance (e.g., facsimile, computer, or telephone):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein an incoming call based on characteristics of the received signal is directed to various types of destination terminals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.08]    142.08Call waiting associated with caller ID information:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein a third party incoming call information is displayed or indicated to the called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.09]    142.09Non-assigned telephone number indication:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein displayed caller ID information is not the subscribed telephone number of the caller (e.g., a nick-name).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.1]    142.1Caller location indication (e.g., city, state, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein the displayed caller ID information including names of the place where the caller initiated the call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.11]    142.11Caller local time indication:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein the displayed caller ID information including a clock hour at the location where the caller initiated the call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.12]    142.12Including master-slave modules, parent-child terminals, or controller-adjunct units:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein a substation comprising a control module operative as a master module connecting to subscriber telephone line within a premises in order to control other dependable modules connected thereto.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.13]    142.13Adaptive module coupled to telephone line or telephone device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter comprising a coupling device to carry out a certain telephone function.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.14]    142.14Format conversion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.13.  Subject matter wherein the form of how the information is presented is changed to comply with the form of presentation used in the destination device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.15]    142.15Connecting to an external information processing terminal (e.g., computer):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein an incoming call is processed by an external electronic data processor before displaying to a called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.16]    142.16Having broadband premise equipment (i.e., TV):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter wherein calling information is displayed on a television type display unit.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.17]    142.17Having display unit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter comprising visual indication of caller information to called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 142.18]    142.18Including DTMF signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 142.01.  Subject matter comprising dual tone multifrequency signaling for push button or touch tone dialing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 143]    143WITH CHECK OPERATED CONTROL (E.G., PAYSTATION):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein a telephone is operated by an authorized payment and includes telephone circuitry.

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36,for a paystation having provision for free calling.
123,for paystation charge metering at a central office.
132,for paystation charge metering at the terminal.

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194Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms,   appropriate subclasses for a check controlled telephone mechanism, per se, or for a check controlled device of general utility.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.01]    144.01Other than coin:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 143.  Subject matter wherein the telephone pay station accepts paper currency or a credit card.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.02]    144.02Collect calling from pay phone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.01.  Subject matter wherein a called party pays for telephone charges.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.03]    144.03Fraud detection in payphone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.01.  Subject matter to use a special circuitry embedded in the paystation to monitor and determine fraudulent usage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.04]    144.04Card reader:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber can insert or swipe a card in a paystation apparatus in order to make a call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.05]    144.05Payphone service associated or integrated with other communication device (e.g., computer or fax, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.01.  Subject matter wherein other communication devices are attached to or used with a paystation to effect communication.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.06]    144.06Special circuitry for processing accounting data:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.01.  Subject matter wherein telephone usage cost is calculated by using a specialized accounting mechanism.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.07]    144.07Information message notification at paystation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.01.  Subject matter wherein a paystation outputs information to a user.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 144.08]    144.08Visual display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 144.07.  Subject matter wherein a service provider provides information on a display attached or integrated with a paystation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 145]    145Fraud or interference prevention:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 143.  Subject matter for mitigation of inaccurate or false indication of payment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 146]    146Coin signalling or control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 143.  Subject matter having some detail of transmitting a signal, representative of the presence and denomination of a coin to, o0r controlling the disposition of a coin from, the central office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 147]    147Coin box audit or totalizer:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.  Subject matter where the amount or value of the coins in the coin box of the pay station is signalled.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 148]    148Denomination:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.  Subject matter which determines the value of a deposited coin.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 149]    149Post-pay coin collection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.  Subject matter which accepts deposit of the coin after the connection is made between the pay station and a called subscriber.
(1) Note. Two-way audio connection is often not established until deposit of the required payment.

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123,for a pay station in which metered services (e.g., long distance toll charges) are paid in advance.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 150]    150Coin disposition (i.e., return or collection):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.  Subject matter which sends a deposited coin into one of a plurality of coin handling paths e.g., selectively collecting or refunding coin).

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123,for similar subject matter having escrow control.

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194Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms,   appropriate subclasses for a coin return mechanism not combined with telephone circuitry.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 151]    151Upon connection to called station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 150.  Subject matter wherein coin disposition is directly responsive to the successful call connection to a called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 152]    152Magnet, electromagnet, or relay controlled from central office:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 150.  Subject matter wherein the paystation has a magnetic device controlled by a signal from a central switching station, the magnetic device in turn controlling the disposition of a deposited coin.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 153]    153Paystation (e.g., controlled by refund key):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 150.  Subject matter wherein coin disposition is controlled by equipment at the paystation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 154]    154At central office:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 143.  Subject matter wherein the control function is performed at a switching station spaced remotely from the user terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 155]    155At terminal station (e.g., coin paystation):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 143.  Subject matter wherein the control is performed within or adjacent to the user terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 156]    156MULTI-LINE OR KEY SUBSTATION SYSTEM WITH SELECTIVE SWITCHING AND CENTRAL SWITCHING OFFICE CONNECTION:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter including circuitry for allowing a subscriber terminal to be selectively connected to one of a plurality of lines, at least one of which is a public telephone line.
(1) Note. Each public telephone line is associated with a unique director number.
(2) Note. A PBX is a system connected to one of a plurality of shared usage lines (trunks) as opposed to lines associated with individual directory numbers; however, a key system may be associated with a PBX system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 157]    157With special service:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter providing for an additional service beyond normal telephone call signalling or connection (i.e., those not normally provided without additional fees).
(1) Note. Such services generally involve three or more stations or two or more call connections.

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201+,for centralized switching with special services.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 158]    158Conferencing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 157.  Subject matter enabling three or more terminals to be included in a single call connection.

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202+,for conferencing not limited to a key telephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 159]    159With intercom system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter having a line which is not normally connected to the public telephone system.
(1) Note. These lines are often connected between terminals on the key-type system.

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167,for an intercom system, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 160]    160With connection of intercom station to subscriber line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 159.  Subject matter including connecting an intercom instrument to a public telephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 161]    161With exclusion or priority feature (e.g., lockout or privacy):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter where use of one terminal on a particular line denies or cuts off access of another terminal to the line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 162]    162Detail of hold circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter including details of circuitry to allow an established telephone connection be maintained without the transmission or reception of audio signals.

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84,for dynamic reproduction of a recorded audio signal combined with line holding.
393,for line holding other than in a key system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 163]    163Electronic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 162.  Subject matter having a discharge or solid state device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 164]    164Line status indication or call alerting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter including circuitry to provide a perceptible indication of an incoming call or other status of one or more of the lines connected to a terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 165]    165Switching or supervision feature (e.g., common control, digital):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter which provides for connection control or signalling within a telephone key system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 166]    166Detail of line circuit or line card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Subject matter including a subscriber loop or line circuit or an interchangeable support therefor.
(1) Note. Included herein are circuit boards having features of the subscriber loop or line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.01]    167.01PRIVATE (E.G., HOUSE OR INTERCOM) OR SINGLE LINE SYSTEM:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter having (a) a plurality of stations none of which is connected to the public telephone system, and (b) two subsets connected by a single line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.02]    167.02At collective house:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.01.  Subject matter including intercom system for use in a building having a plurality of apartments, offices or the like.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.03]    167.03At booth (e.g., at theater, gas station, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.01.  Subject matter including intercom system for use in a vending or show place which comprises a plurality of vending or show unit.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.04]    167.04Having intercom switch:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.03.  Subject matter comprising a switching device for selectively connecting one of a plurality of intercom extensions to service control station or to other one of the intercom extensions.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.05]    167.05Doorbell system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.01.  Subject matter having circuitry which produces audible or other non-individualized signal for informing the present of an individual at a particular location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.06]    167.06Having access code:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.05.  Subject matter including the use of authorized code (e.g., PIN) for preventing unauthorized individual or unwanted call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.07]    167.07Having remote controlling station (e.g., gate guard or attendant):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.05.  Subject matter having another site to monitor the communication between the calling or caller sites.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.08]    167.08Call addressing or announcing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.05.  Subject matter in which the originating station generates a signal representing the called substation which signal actuates equipment to cause the desired connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.11]    167.11Having connection to telephone line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.05.  Subject matter comprising an intermediate system that connects call signals having different frequencies used among the private communication system and public service area.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.12]    167.12Having display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.05.  Subject matter comprising a terminal for displaying image of an individual at a particular location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.13]    167.13Having telephone adaptor system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.01.  Subject matter including a modular circuitry which provides compatibility between the intercom and telephone systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.14]    167.14Two-way voice channel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.01.  Subject matter comprising bidirectional voice communication.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 167.15]    167.15Having transducer circuitry:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.01.  Subject matter comprising a device which operates both as a speaker and as a microphone.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 168]    168Lockout:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.  Subject matter which blocks access to the system by stations other than those involved in a specific communication.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 169]    169Central power source:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 168.  Subject matter having a single energy source for the entire system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 170]    170With paging:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.  Subject matter which produces a perceptible call notification signal intended for a specific individual.
(1) Note. This subclass includes an audible or other individualized signal for summoning an individual to a particular location.
(2) Note. The subject matter in this subclass excludes ringing or other nonindividualized call alerting signals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 171]    171Having plural stations with selective calling (e.g., master):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.  Subject matter having three or more station at least two of which have provision to direct a call to any other station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 172]    172With call addressing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 171.  Subject matter in which an originating station generates a signal representing the called station which signal actuates equipment to cause the desired connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 173]    173With call addressing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.  Subject matter in which the originating station generates a signal representing the called station which signal actuates equipment to cause the desired connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 174]    174Including body or apparel supported terminal (e.g., headgear):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.  Subject matter in which a system has a voice terminal peculiarly adapted to be retained by a body portion or an article of clothing.

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430,for a body supported terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 175]    175For underwater use (e.g., in diver"s suit):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 174.  Subject matter in which terminal is specifically adapted for operation by a submerged user.

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367Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices,   subclass 132 for an underwater speech communication system using acoustical waves in water as a portion of the transmission link.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 176]    176With central power source:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 167.  Subject matter having a single electrical energy source for the entire system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 177]    177POLYSTATION LINE SYSTEM (I.E., PARTY LINE):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein the terminals of plural subscribers having different call addresses are connected to the central switching office by a single line.

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178Telegraphy,   subclass 2 for party line telegraph systems.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 6.12 through 6.17for selective party-line signaling.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 178]    178Revertive call:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 177.  Subject matter which enables calling another party on the same line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 179]    179Call alerting (e.g., ringing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 177.  Subject matter which directs a call alerting signal to a party line subscriber terminal.

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252+,for call alerting.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 180]    180Full selective or tuned (e.g., harmonic):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 179.  Subject matter which uniquely directs the ringing signal to a particular subscriber terminal.
(1) Note. The unique direction often uses frequency selection of the ringing signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 181]    181Semi-selective (e.g., line side, polarized):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 179.  Subject matter wherein the ringing signal is directed to a subset of the terminals connected to the line.
(1) Note. The signal direction often uses control of the polarity of, or the side to which, the signal is directed.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 182]    182Automatic or unattended:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 177.  Subject matter including a switching exchange for performing call connection solely in response to a call address signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 183]    183Station identification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 182.  Subject matter which further ascertains the identity of a calling station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 184]    184Lockout:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 182.  Subject matter for blocking access to a line already in use.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 185]    185Portable or mobile:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 177.  Subject matter wherein a terminal is either mounted in a vehicle, or is of such size and configuration so as to be carried by an individual.

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55.1,for similar subject matter having a near field link.
56.1+,for similar subject matter having a radio or an electromagnetic field link.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 186]    186Central power source:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 177.  Subject matter having a common electrical energizing supply for the stations connected to a line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 187]    187Connected to central office:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 177.  Subject matter wherein a polystation line is connected to a central switching office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 188]    188CALL OR TERMINAL ACCESS ALARM OR CONTROL:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter for restricting the calls that may be made from a particular station, or generating an alerting signal in response to a call or call attempt in violation of a call restriction.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 189]    189Fraud or improper use mitigating or indication (e.g., "blue box", "black box"):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 188.  Subject matter to defeat or indicate an attempt to override the call range restriction without a proper authorization or control function.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 190]    190Time out:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 188.  Subject matter which in response to a specified equipment status for a specified duration either changes the status, or generates an alerting signal.
(1) Note. This subclass would include disconnection of a terminal after a set time.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 191]    191At switching center:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.  Subject matter wherein a status control or an alerting function is performed at a switching center remote from the terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 192]    192Of call duration (e.g., conversation timer):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 191.  Subject matter wherein a status control or an alerting function is performed when the duration of elapsed time during a call exceeds a predetermined length.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 193]    193Of specific equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 191.  Subject matter wherein the status of particular telephone system equipment is determined for the status control or alerting function.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 194]    194Lockout or double use signalling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 188.  Subject matter which locks access to, or indicates an attempt to access, the system by a station other than one previously in use.

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160,for this subject matter in a key telephone system.
168,for this subject matter in a private system.
184,for this subject matter in a party line system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 195]    195In automatic system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 194.  Subject matter wherein the access prevention or attempt determination is made in an automatic switching system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 196]    196At switching center:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 188.  Subject matter wherein the call restriction function or generation of the alerting signal is performed at a switching station remote from a user terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 197]    197Central office:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 196.  Subject matter wherein the switching center is a central office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 198]    198PBX:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 196.  Subject matter wherein the switching center is a private branch exchange.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 199]    199At substation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 188.  Subject matter wherein the call or terminal restriction or alerting function is performed at a subscriber terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 200]    200Restrictive dialing circuit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 199.  Subject matter wherein the call restriction limits the call address signals which may be generated.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.01]    201.01SPECIAL SERVICES:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter including a switching, connection, or control function additional to those necessary to establish and maintain a single call connection between two stations.
(1) Note. These services generally involve service logic (e.g., a computer program) or apparatus that implement a plurality of method steps. Often, these services involve three or more stations or two or more call connections.
(2) Note. Examples of such special services are locating, conferencing, call back, call blocking, call forwarding or transfer, call waiting, abbreviated dialing and audible paging.

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157through 158, for this subject matter in a key telephone system.

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370Multiplex Communications,   subclasses 259 through 271for such special services combined with multiplex switching.
455Telecommunications,   subclasses 414 through 417for such special services in a radiotelephone system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.02]    201.02Service profile (e.g., calling service):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein service logic (e.g., a computer program) is designed or existing service logic is obtained, provided or modified to implement a special service.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.03]    201.03Creation of service (e.g., using object oriented programming, primitive, function):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.02.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to develop service logic.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.04]    201.04Display arrangement:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.02.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to display information regarding service logic or available special services.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.05]    201.05Distribution of service (e.g., downloading, uploading):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.02.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to facilitate transmission of newly designed or existing service logic to one or more users or devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.06]    201.06Locating using diverse technology (e.g., using infrared badge, sensor, card reader):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus based upon a non-telephonic technology is used to determine a location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.07]    201.07Called party:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.06.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to determine the location of a party for whom a caller desires to be connected to based upon the last known or detected station address of the party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.08]    201.08Calling party:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.06.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to determine the last known or detected station address of a party placing or having previously placed a call.

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88.19through 88.21, for this subject matter wherein calling information is audibly conveyed.
93.03,for this subject matter wherein the identity of a caller is used to determine whether access should be granted.
120,for this subject matter wherein the identity, or service entitlement of a calling line is ascertained to produce a permanent record showing a numerical quantity indicating a call charge or basis therefor.
127.01,for this subject matter wherein telephone message accounting equipment identifies the telephone number of a dialing station.
142.01through 142.18, for this subject matter wherein the conveyed calling information is displayed.
245through 249, for this subject matter wherein a central switching office determines which telephone component is used in a particular call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.09]    201.09Object:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.06.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to determine the last known or detected station address close to where an inanimate entity can be found.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.1]    201.1Detecting presence or absence of party or object:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.06.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to sense the existence or non-existence of a party or object at a particular station address.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.11]    201.11Anonymous party (e.g., protection of called or calling party s identity, privacy):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein the calling address or identity of a called or calling party is kept confidential without impeding (i.e. blocking) a connection to a station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 201.12]    201.12Provisioning:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein a specific technique or apparatus is used to provide beforehand a basic or additional service to a subscriber s station in response to receiving a service request.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 202.01]    202.01Conferencing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter which enables three or more terminals on distinct subscriber lines to be included in a single call connection when the call is initiated.

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158,for conferencing involving a key-type substation system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 203.01]    203.01Operator control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 202.01.  Subject matter wherein the conferencing connection is performed by an attendant at a central switching office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 204.01]    204.01Subscriber control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 202.01.  Subject matter wherein the conferencing connection is established or modified by central office switching equipment in response to signalling from a subscriber terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 205.01]    205.01Conferencing initiation by single calling station:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 204.01.  Subject matter wherein a signalling function is performed at the calling terminal to originate the conference call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 206.01]    206.01At substation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 202.01.  Subject matter wherein the conference call line coupling or switching is performed at a subscriber station.
(1) Note. Included herein are plural line conferencing and audio conferencing.

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158,for a key telephone system having a conferencing circuit.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.01]    207.01Three-way calling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein a third station is called by one of two stations participating in an existing call, and the third station is connected (bridged) to the existing call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.02]    207.02Service trigger (activation or deactivation):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein a service is enabled or disabled in response to an event.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.03]    207.03Time (e.g., time of day, expiration of time period, time zone, date):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled as a function of time.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.04]    207.04Line or loop condition:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to detecting a predetermined condition on a communication path (e.g., an in-band signal).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.05]    207.05Busy signal (e.g., off-hook):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.04.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to receiving an indication that a called party is unavailable.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.06]    207.06Transition from off-hook to on-hook (e.g., busy to idle, hook flash):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.04.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to receiving an indication that a party has completed a call (hung-up, no longer busy) or momentarily depressed a hookswitch of the party s telecommunications device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.07]    207.07Transition from on-hook to off-hook (e.g., idle to busy):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.04.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to receiving an indication that the party has initiated a call, such as by lifting a handset off the hookswitch of the party s telecommunications device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.08]    207.08No answer (e.g., ringing signal, on hook, idle):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.04.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to receiving an indication that a called party is not at a called location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.09]    207.09Number of rings:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.08.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to counting a predetermined number of rings without receiving an answer from a called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.1]    207.1Expiration of predetermined time period:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.08.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to a predetermined period of time having elapsed.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.11]    207.11Service access code:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to receiving a predetermined combination of symbols (e.g., numbers, letters, *, #) associated with the service.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.12]    207.12Party location:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled as a function of a geographic area where a calling party or called party is located.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.13]    207.13Party identification or validation (e.g., personal identification number (PIN)):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled as a function of verification of who a calling party or called party is.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.14]    207.14Dialed number identification service (DNIS):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled as a function of what station address was called (dialed).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.15]    207.15Automatic number identification or calling number identification (ANI or CLID):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled as a function of what station address a call was placed from.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 207.16]    207.16Ringing signal (e.g., having a predetermined cadence or distinctive ring):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 207.02.  Subject matter wherein the implementation of a service is controlled in response to receiving a predefined ringing pattern.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 208.01]    208.01Priority override (e.g., butt-in):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter allowing a designated type of call to interrupt another telephone conversation.

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215.01,for call interruption or signalling therefor by any additional incoming call.
218.01,for call interruption performed by an operator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 209.01]    209.01Repetitive call attempts (e.g., camp-on-busy, retry):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter which includes producing successive repeated call attempts.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 210.01]    210.01Reserved call (e.g., return call, call back, scheduled call, reestablished call):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein a requested call is automatically initiated at a predetermined time after the previous receipt or disconnection of a call from a caller.

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202through 206, for this subject matter wherein conference calls are scheduled.
209,for this subject matter wherein successive repeated call attempts to the same party are made by a caller, or a call is established in response to the availability of a previously busy party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 210.02]    210.02Call blocking:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein a call is prohibited from being placed to a called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 210.03]    210.03Call from anonymous caller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.02.  Subject matter wherein a call from a calling party who intentionally blocks or fails to disclose the calling party s identity prior to connection to a called party, is prohibited from being placed through to the called party.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 211.01]    211.01Call diversion (e.g., call capture):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter for directing a call connection from an addressed telephone station to another.
(1) Note. The changed connection may be either the calling or the called station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 211.02]    211.02Call forwarding:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.01.  Subject matter for rerouting an incoming call from an intended addressed station to another desired station without completion of the call connection to the addressed station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 211.03]    211.03Sequential ringing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.02.  Subject matter for placing in sequence a call to a plurality of predetermined addressed stations one at a time, and ringing each station for either a predetermined period of time or number of rings, until one of the stations answers the call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 211.04]    211.04Simultaneous ringing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.02.  Subject matter for placing a call to a plurality of addressed stations at the same time and ringing those stations until one of the stations answers the call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 211.05]    211.05Smart card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.02.  Subject matter wherein a removably inserted portable memory is inserted into a memory reader to define (program) how a call should be routed or forwarded.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 212.01]    212.01Call transfer:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.01.  Subject matter for changing a completed call connection to an addressed station to another station after completion of a call connection to the addressed station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 213.01]    213.01Intercept (e.g., dead or changed number):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.01.  Subject matter wherein a call made to one of a specified group of addresses is directed to a predetermined location.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 214.01]    214.01Secretarial or answering service:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 211.01.  Subject matter for call completion to an alternative station upon a designated condition.
(1) Note. The designated condition may include: time, no answer for specified interval, or request.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 215.01]    215.01Call waiting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter for signalling a first station in communication with a second station that a third station desires communication with the first station.
(1) Note. The first station can usually communicate alternatively with the second and third stations.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 216.01]    216.01Abbreviated dialing or direct call (e.g., hot line):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter responsive to either a service request condition or, to a line signal code of less than the complete call address signal, for completing the call address connection in the same manner as if the full call address signal were received.
(1) Note. The term "service request condition" is generally an off-hook condition.

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355.01through 359, for abbreviated call signal generation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 217.01]    217.01Audible paging:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter which connects a telephone circuit to a loudspeaker system for summoning an individual.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclass 311.1 for a paging system.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclass 75 for a megaphone and subclass 82 for a public address system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 218.01]    218.01Automatic directory service (e.g., on-line):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter for automatically providing a database of telephone numbers so as to provide directory assistance to a caller without the assistance of an operator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 218.02]    218.02Performed by operator (e.g., butt-in, busy verification):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.01.  Subject matter wherein the special service is performed by an attendant at a central or branch switching station.

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48,for telephone alarm butt-in equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 219]    219PLURAL EXCHANGE NETWORK OR INTERCONNECTION:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter including a system having more than one exchange (e.g, switching office), or a circuit connection therebetween.
(1) Note. A branch exchange (e.g., PBX, PABX, etc.) is considered to be a separate switching office for purposes of this and its indented subclasses.

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242,for single exchange and generic centralized switching.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 220.01]    220.01With interexchange network routing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter for selecting one of plural paths for a call switched between two or more exchanges.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.01]    221.01Alternate routing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 220.01.  Subject matter for selecting a different path in response to an event.

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273through 274, for alternate routing within a single exchange.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.02]    221.02Service provider selection (e.g., local or long distance, primary and alternate carriers):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.01.  Subject matter wherein an alternate service provider is selected if a primary service provider is not available or does not meet a predetermined criteria.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.03]    221.03Failure (e.g., disaster, overload, blockage):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.01.  Subject matter wherein a failure or call congestion exceeding a predetermined threshold is detected on a communications link.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.04]    221.04Restoration (e.g., backup, recovery):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.03.  Subject matter wherein a problem on a previously bypassed communications link is corrected, thus permitting normal use of the communications link to resume.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.05]    221.05Based upon historical data:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 220.01.  Subject matter wherein a call is routed based upon a previous call pattern or prior station activity with respect to an initiated or received call, or call attempt.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.06]    221.06Algorithm (e.g., software, computer program):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 220.01.  Subject matter wherein a computer program is used to define and respond to a predetermined condition to route a call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.07]    221.07Parameter optimization or enhancement (e.g., capacity or bandwidth):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.06.  Subject matter wherein a call is routed in an intelligent and efficient manner to minimize possible congestion problems.
(1) Note. For example, routing is adjusted based on time of day.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.08]    221.08Advanced intelligent network (AIN):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 220.01.  Subject matter wherein one or more databases are queried using signaling system 7 (SS7) to determine how a call should be handled.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.09]    221.09Service control point (SCP, ISCP, external database):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.08.  Subject matter wherein a remote database within an AIN is specifically configured or has a special feature to carry out a particular process.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.1]    221.1Signal transfer point (STP, ISTP):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.08.  Subject matter wherein a packet switch within an AIN that routes an SS7 signaling message is specifically configured or has a special feature to carry out a particular process.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.11]    221.11Adjunct or intelligent peripheral (IP):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.08.  Subject matter wherein an auxiliary device is specifically configured or has a special feature to carry out a particular process.
(1) Note. For example, a device that provides a voice announcement or voice recognition.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.12]    221.12Service switching point (SSP):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.08.  Subject matter wherein a digital telephone switch using SS7 signaling is specifically configured or has a special feature to carry out a particular process.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.13]    221.13Local number portability (LNP):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 220.01.  Subject matter wherein a subscriber is assigned to or selects one of a plurality of competitive service providers such that the subscriber can change from one service provider to another without changing the subscriber s station address.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.14]    221.14Routing parameter (e.g., area code, address, service provider identifier):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter wherein a special address configuration is used to identity a service provider or the location of a station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 221.15]    221.15Connection call model (e.g., virtual network, displayed models):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter wherein a computer program is used to simulate or display connections of an actual network.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 222]    222Toll center:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter including a switching center for switching toll calls from other exchanges.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 223]    223With operator assistance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 222.  Subject matter where the toll center has an operator to assist in completion of toll calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 224]    224Tandem switching center:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter having a switching center or office located intermediate between an originating and receiving switching office for switching the trunks connected to such offices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 225]    225Multi-PBX interconnection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter which connects a plurality of private branch exchanges by shared trunks therebetween.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 226]    226Having a manual exchange:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter wherein at least one of the plural exchanges has manual call connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 227]    227With an automatic exchange:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 226.  Subject matter further including an exchange which switches calls in response to a call address signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 228]    228Having signalling to operator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 227.  Subject matter which causes an indication at an operator position at a remote switching office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 229]    229Interexchange signalling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 219.  Subject matter including transmission of control or supervisory signals between exchanges.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 230]    230Signalling path distinct from trunk (e.g., CCIS):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 229.  Subject matter wherein the control or supervisory signals for a group of trunks are multiplexed and transmitted over a single separate communication channel.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 231]    231Central office-to-PBX signalling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 231.  Subject matter including transmission of control or supervisory signals from a central office to a private branch exchange.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 232]    232PBX trunk groups:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 231.  Subject matter including a plurality of shared trunk lines connecting the central office and the private branch exchange.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 233]    233Direct inward dialing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 231.  Subject matter wherein a call address designating a terminal connected to a private branch exchange will control connection to such a terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 234]    234PBX to central office signalling (e.g., direct outward dialing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 229.  Subject matter which transmits control or supervisory signal from a private branch exchange to a central switching exchange.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 235]    235Voice frequency signalling over trunk:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 229.  Subject matter wherein control or supervisory signals are transmitted as tones within the audible frequency range.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 236]    236D.C. signalling over trunk:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 229.  Subject matter wherein the control or supervisory signal is represented by the presence or polarity of the current or voltage in a particular circuit.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 237]    237Pulse or digital signalling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 236.  Subject matter wherein the control or supervisory signals are represented by the time pattern of abrupt variations in a specified signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 238]    238Having signalling repeater:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 237.  Subject matter including amplification of interexchange pulse or digital signals.

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341+,for a telephone pulse signalling repeaters, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 239]    239Using register-sender:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 237.  Subject matter including storage and subsequent retransmission of pulse or digital interexchange signalling information.

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288+,for a centralized switching register-sender.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 240]    240Interexchange trunk circuit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 229.  Subject matter including trunk circuit switching.

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333,for subscriber line and trunk switching.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 241]    241Glare or simultaneous seizure mitigation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 240.  Subject matter for prevention of call blocking caused by seizing of a trunk at both ends thereof.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 242]    242CENTRALIZED SWITCHING SYSTEM:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter which selectively connects two telephone subscriber lines for communication.
(1) Note. This subclass includes a single telephone office and generic telephone switching.

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219+,for a plural exchange network.

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711Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Memory,   subclasses 1+ for addressing combined with specific memory configurations (e.g., extended, expanded, dynamic, etc.) in a digital data processing system, subclasses 100+ for generalized address forming in a digital data processing system, and subclasses 200+ for generalized storage accessing and control in a digital data processing system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 243]    243Class of service determination or transmission:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter to identify or supply a designation related to different types or levels of service applicable to calling station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 244]    244In common control system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter which supplies a type of service designation in stored number switching equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 245]    245Identification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter at a central switching office for determining which telephone system component is used in a particular call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 246]    246Of line or trunk:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 245.  Subject matter wherein the identified component is a telephone signal conductor unique to a terminal station or concentrator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 247]    247With display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 246.  Subject matter for providing a visual indication of the line or trunk used.

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142,for a calling number display at a called substation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 248]    248Using matrix:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 246.  Subject matter including an array of elements to determine the line or trunk identity.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 2.2 through 2.31for a channel selecting matrix and subclasses 14.1-14.69 for a decoder matrix.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 249]    249For nuisance call mitigation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 246.  Subject matter for identifying a calling station which is a source of undesired, annoying, or abusive calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 250]    250Four-wire switching:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter for connecting two lines, each of which has a physically separate pair for each direction of transmission.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 251]    251With generating of call associated substation signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter which generates and transmits a signal to a substation which indicates the presence of, or result of, a call attempt.

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315+,for signalling to an operator at a switching facility.
372+,for line signalling received at substation.
418,for call signal generating, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 252]    252For alerting signal at called station (e.g., ringing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 251.  Subject matter where the signal is a humanly perceptible signal at the called terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 253]    253Electronic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 252.  Subject matter having an electric circuit element utilizing an electron discharge device or semiconductor component.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 254]    254Associated with connector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 252.  Subject matter wherein the call signal generating device is associated with a particular final stage selecting device.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 255]    255With interrupter:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 252.  Subject matter having timing equipment which periodically blocks the alerting signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 256]    256Having automatic or through ringing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 251.  Subject matter which generates a call alerting signal in response to a connection being made to a line by the operator, or which enables an operator to by-pass another operator position for subscriber signalling.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 257]    257For calling station (e.g., status or progress tones):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 251.  Subject matter where a line condition responsive or call associated signal is transmitted back to the calling terminal.
(1) Note. Included herein are tones indicating the condition or result of a call attempt.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 258]    258Switching controlled in response to called station addressing signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter including ccontrol of line interconnection in response to a call address signal.
(1) Note. The call address signal is a selectively signal which specifies the identity of the particular line or terminal with which communication is desired.

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18+,for testing of automatic switching arrangement by use of a call address signal.
111+,for usage measurement.
173+,for an intercom with call addressing.
201+,for identification of a station address.

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335Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets,   subclasses 105+ for an automatic telephone switch, per se.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 1.1 through 16.1for a signal controlled switching system, not limited to telephone switching.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 259]    259Including deflected electron beam switching device or mechanical or optical switching control (e.g., fluidic):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter in which a supervisory or control signal controls the operation of (a) electron beam deflecting equipment, (b) a light modifying element, or (c) a mechanical force or flow modifying element, so as to cause a change in a detected pattern of the deflected to modified quantity, which in turn controls a call connection.
(1) Note. The supervisory or control signal is often a call address signal.
(2) Note. Such control often utilizes optical, fluidic, or mechanical logic.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 260]    260With operator position or completion of call (e.g., dial "0", semi-automatic):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter where intervention by a human operator is necessary in order to complete at least some telephone calls.
(1) Note. There must be a called station addressing signal (e.g., dial pulses) included in order to classified here.
(2) Note. Some examples of semi-automatic systems are: Operator dialed calls and calls dialed at a terminal which cause a visible indication of the called station"s number at a manual operator"s position.

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308,through 332, for centralized switching systems having human operators without a called station signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 261]    261Operator controlled register-sender:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 260.  Subject matter wherein a register-sender is located at an operator attended switchboard for manual actuation.

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239,for a plural exchange network with a register-sender.
288,for common control central switching with a register-sender.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 262]    262Call extension by operator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 260.  Subject matter where the operator dials the called station address.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 263]    263With call indicator or announcer:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 262.  Subject matter having means to provide the operator with a visual or sound indication of a desired called station address.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 264]    264A to B operator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 262.  Subject matter in which a call is extended from an operator answering the calling station to another operator who completes the connection to the called station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.01]    265.01Call distribution to operator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter for selecting and connecting a calling terminal to an operator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.02]    265.02Automatic call distributor (ACD) system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.01.  Subject matter wherein, based on a computer implemented application, incoming calls are automatically assigned to agents in a call center.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.03]    265.03Reporting status (e.g., supervisory reporting):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein agent call center data is conveyed to a supervisor (e.g., such as via a terminal display).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.04]    265.04Log-on or log-off of agent:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.03.  Subject matter wherein an agent inputs information into a call center computer indicating the agent s identity and whether the agent is available (by logging-on) or is not available (by logging-off) to answer calls received by the call center.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.05]    265.05Agent assignment (e.g., allocation of agent s time to a specific task):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.03.  Subject matter wherein an agent is assigned to a call or other task based upon a particular criteria.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.06]    265.06Monitoring agent performance (e.g., quality of agent s performance):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.03.  Subject matter wherein surveillance of the actions of an agent are used to judge how well the agent is carrying out required tasks for a call center.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.07]    265.07Speech of agent or customer (e.g., talk time):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.06.  Subject matter wherein a call center conversation is monitored or recorded to determine the quality of customer service provided by an agent.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.08]    265.08Average call length:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.06.  Subject matter wherein the length of a plurality of calls are measured from the time they are answered until their termination to determine or estimate how long an agent, a group of agents or an entire call center takes to handle a typical call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.09]    265.09Having a multimedia feature (e.g., connected to Internet, E-mail, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein diverse media technology is used to facilitate call handling or other tasks in an agent call center.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.1]    265.1Predictive (e.g., anticipating next available agent):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein a call parameter in an agent call center is monitored and an algorithm is implemented to anticipate how the call should be handled.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.11]    265.11Routing to available agent:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein a call is routed based upon agent availability.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.12]    265.12Based on agent s skill (e.g., language spoken by agent):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.11.  Subject matter wherein a call is routed based upon the knowledge of an agent.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.13]    265.13Based on type of call:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.11.  Subject matter wherein a call is routed to an agent based upon a characteristic of the call.
(1) Note. For example, the location from which the call originated or the number a caller dialed.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 265.14]    265.14Based on time (e.g., longest waiting agent):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.11.  Subject matter wherein a call is routed as a function of time.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.01]    266.01Call or agent queuing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter which processes a plurality of simultaneous call attempts to a lesser number of agents by holding each of the calls in excess of the number of agents until an agent becomes available.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.02]    266.02Based on type of call:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 266.01.  Subject matter wherein a call is assigned to a particular agent based upon a predefined characteristic of the call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.03]    266.03Based on time (e.g., age of queued call, time of day, date):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 266.01.  Subject matter wherein a call is assigned as a function of time.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.04]    266.04Overflow (e.g., queue-to-queue, ACD-to-ACD):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 266.01.  Subject matter wherein a call is moved from one queue to another, or one ACD to another such that it is handled more efficiently (e.g., lowers caller wait time).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.05]    266.05Split:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 266.01.  Subject matter wherein a call is assigned to a particular queue or call center and answered by a specific group of agents based upon the characteristics of the call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.06]    266.06Estimating or reporting waiting time:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 266.01.  Subject matter wherein the time a call is calculated to remain in queue is conveyed to a caller or supervisor.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.07]    266.07Call campaign (e.g., script, application, inbound/outbound balancing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein an application specifies a specific algorithm for handling incoming and outgoing calls in a call center.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.08]    266.08Predictive algorithm:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 266.07.  Subject matter wherein a calculation based on a call center parameter such as a schedule of agent, skill of agent, capacity of a queue, etc., is used by a computer implemented program to maximize and enhance agent call center performance in handling incoming and outgoing calls.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.09]    266.09Home agent:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein a remotely located agent connected to an agent call center via a network (e.g., a PSTN) is forwarded a call received by the call center.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 266.1]    266.1Call record:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 265.02.  Subject matter wherein a specific record is used to control or track a call in one or more agent call centers.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 267]    267Operator"s console:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 260.  Subject matter having details of the equipment used by the operator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 268]    268Having shared or common switching control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter having a device which stores the call address signal and equipment for controlling switching in response to the stored signal.
(1) Note. This and indented subclasses include equipment for code conversion of the call address signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 269]    269Distributed control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter including plural switching stages and having several address signal storage means each providing control based on switching stage, level, or function.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 270]    270In-stage or interstage scanning (e.g., link scanning):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter which sequentially provides connection between a plurality of link between or within plural switching stages.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 271]    271Having multistage switching:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter wherein the switching is performed by plural interconnected and interactive switching stage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 272]    272Path selection or routing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 271.  Subject matter which determines a path configuration through plural switching stage.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 2.21 through 2.24for channel selection through a plural stage-switching matrix.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 273]    273Alternate routing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 272.  Subject matter which modifies the path configuration in response to a blockage of a previous chosen configuration.

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221,for alternate routing in interexchange network routing.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclass 2.23 for alternate routing channel selecting switching not limited to telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 274]    274With busy or idle test:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 273.  Subject matter which determine whether or not a component desired for use is already in use.

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277,297 and 381, for busy or idle testing of a telephone system component other than in alternate routing multistage common control.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 275]    275Including marking circuit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 272.  Subject matter which includes placing a potential on a lead or contact of a path selecting multistage switching device and a hunting circuit for making a connection to the lead or contact in response to the potential thereon.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 276]    276End-to-end marking (e.g., self-seeking):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 275.  Subject matter which includes placing a marking potential at both ends of the switching path.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 277]    277With busy or idle test:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 272.  Subject matter which determines whether a line or a switching element is in use.

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274,for busy or idle testing of a telephone system component in alternate routing multistage common control equipment.
297,337 and 381, for busy or idle testing of a telephone system component other than in multistage common control equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 278]    278Interstage junctor or "trunk":
 This subclass is indented under subclass 271.  Subject matter including a circuit connecting the stages of multistage switching equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 279]    279Control reliability (e.g., redundancy):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter with switching control in accordance with the reliability of the control components.

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714Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery,   subclasses 820+ for redundancy in a signal transmission facility or channel not limited to telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 280]    280Including registering or storing device for call address signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter which includes a specific detail of a call address signal storage device.

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377Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers; Circuit and Systems,   appropriate subclasses for a register circuit, per se.
711Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Memory,   subclasses 1+ for addressing combined with specific memory configurations (e.g., extended, expanded, dynamic, etc.) and subclasses 101+ for storage accessing and control of specific memory compositions in a digital data processing system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 281]    281Conversion between dial pulse and voice frequency signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter which changes the call address signal between a pattern of abrupt variation in a DC signal such as pulses and corresponding tone frequencies and variations thereof.

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339,for signal conversion in a telephone repeater.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 282]    282Voice frequency receiver:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter which is selectively responsive to audio frequency signalling tones.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 283]    283Dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) receiver:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 282.  Subject matter in which the voice frequency receiver is responsive to the simultaneous occurrence of designated frequency pairs.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 284]    284With processor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter which controls switching functions in accordance with instructions stored in memory.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems: Multiple Computer or Process Coordinating,   appropriate subclassesfor data transferring among multiple computer and digital processing systems.
710Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems: Input/Output,   subclasses 316 and 317 for intrasystem switching control.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 285]    285With magnetic memory:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter having a magnetizable element for signal storage.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 286]    286Signal processing (e.g., dial pulse analysis):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter wherein the call signal storage device or associated circuitry modifies the call address signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 287]    287Electronic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter in which the call address storage device includes an electron discharge device or a semiconductor component.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 288]    288Register-sender:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 280.  Subject matter including storage and subsequent transmission of received call address signal.

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239,for plural exchange signalling using a register-sender.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 289]    289Translator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter which changes an electrical signal appearing in one code representation of the same information.

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341Coded Data Generation or Conversion,   appropriate subclasses for code converting devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 290]    290With time division of control or supervisory signals:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter including a communication channel for control or monitoring signals corresponding to one of a plurality of distinct speech channels and in which access to the communication channel is divided into discrete time intervals, each of such intervals corresponding to one of the speech channels and which are switched so rapidly as to give the effect of simultaneous transmission of all of the control or indicating signals.
(1) Note. Placement in this subclass is limited to those systems in which only the control or supervisory signals are multiplex. Systems in which the voice signals are also multiplexed are found in Class 370.

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370Multiplex Communications,   appropriate subclasses for multiplexing of message signals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 291]    291With detail of crosspoint switching structure (e.g., crossbar):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 268.  Subject matter particularly describing a feature of selection equipment for an element of a switching array.

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306,for crosspoint switch detail in other than common control equipment.

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335Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets,   subclass 112 for a telephone crossbar switch, per se.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 14.1 through 14.69for details of switching decoder arrays or matrices, not elsewhere classifiable.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 292]    292Electronic crosspoint (e.g., solid-state):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 291.  Subject matter wherein the switching element includes an electron discharge device or a semiconductor component.

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287,for common control switching with registering or storing a call address signal and having an electronic component.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 293]    293Having line finder:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter for locating and connecting a calling line to switching apparatus.

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377+,for an off-hook detector, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 294]    294Including electronic element (e.g., tube or semiconductor):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 293.  Subject matter including an electron discharge device or semiconductor component.

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287,and 292, for electronic elements in other telephone switching systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 295]    295Plural:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 293.  Subject matter including multiple line finders.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 296]    296With repeater:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter having means which receives, amplifies and retransmits a signal.

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238,for interexchange signalling having a repeater.
338+,for a telephone repeater, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 297]    297Having specified busy-idle test:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter including equipment to determine whether or not a component desired for use is already in use.

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274,277, 337, and 381, for busy-idle testing in specific equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 298]    298Direct control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter wherein successive switching devices for making the call connection are directly responsive to the calls address pulse signal transmitted from the calling station.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 299]    299Step-by-step system:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 298.  Subject matter having a plurality of switching stages working sequentially and independently of the state of subsequent stages.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 300]    300Having plural wiper sets:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 299.  Subject matter having multiple rotary movable circuit contact elements.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 301]    301Having potential control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 299.  Subject matter which establishes or maintains electrical potential at some part of the switching system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 302]    302Having rotary switch:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 299.  Subject matter including a movable circuit completing device, which has rotational motion.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 303]    303Coordinate system (e.g., X-Y):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 299.  Subject matter having a movable circuit completing element, the motion of which has two perpendicular components.

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302,for a step-by-step coordinate system where one of the components is angle of rotation.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 304]    304All relay type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 298.  Subject matter in which all switching is performed by electromagnetically controlled contact apparatus.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 14.1 through 14.5for a relay decoder matrix.
361Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices,   subclasses 139+ for a relay control circuit.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 305]    305Having motor-driven switch:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 298.  Subject matter having a switching element driven by a motor.

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302,for a similar subject matter in a step-by-step system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 306]    306With crosspoint switch detail:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter having a detail or a switching element of a rectangular switch array.

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291,for common control crosspoint switch detail.

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335Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets,   subclass 112 for a telephone crossbar switch, per se.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 14.1 through 14.69for details of switching decoder arrays or matrices, not elsewhere classifiable.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 307]    307With power supply:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 258.  Subject matter which provides electric power to at least part of the telephone equipment being used.

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322,for a power supply in centralized switching.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 308]    308Switching apparatus for connecting calling line to operator"s position:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter which connects a terminal to an operator"s position in response to the presence of a call.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 309]    309Call distribution or queuing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 308.  Subject matter with circuitry for handling a plurality of calls at the same time to a lesser number of operator"s positions.

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266,for call queuing to an operator an automatic or semiautomatic system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 310]    310Divided central (e.g., communication between switchboards):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter in which subscriber lines are grouped upon separate switchboards at a switching exchange.

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219+,for interexchange signalling.
264,for call extension from an A operator to a B operator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 311]    311Having signalling path feature:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 310.  Subject matter having signalling conductors connecting a plurality of the switchboards for signalling between any two switchboards.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 312]    312Having multiple answering jacks for multiplied line:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter including plural jack connectors for a line on different switchboards of a switching exchange.
(1) Note. The plural line appearances enable a call to be handled by operators at different switchboards.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 313]    313Multiple section switchboard:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter having a switchboard with plural sections, each section having a separate jack connector for each subscriber.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 314]    314Auxiliary (e.g., overflow):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 313.  Subject matter in which a switchboard has an additional section which is used primarily when the capacity of the other sections is exceeded.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 315]    315With line-signal control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter having a switchboard with a line condition responsive indicator and controlled in response to an operator"s action on the call connection.

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350+,for telephone line signalling.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 316]    316Spring-jack cut-off:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 315.  Subject matter wherein the switchboard has a jack containing resilient contact elements which contact elements are disconnected by insertion of plug into the jack and which insertion stops the operation of the indicating signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 317]    317Relay cut-off:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 315.  Subject matter wherein the line signal operation is stopped by a relay in response to insertion of a plug into a switchboard jack.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 318]    318Central power source:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 315.  Subject matter including a common, centrally located, power supply for signalling, talking, or both.

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322+,for power supplies in centralized switching systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 319]    319Single switchboard (e.g, cord circuit):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter including structure or circuitry of a manual line switching apparatus actuated by a single operator.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 320]    320Switchboard circuit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 319.  Subject matter including a detail of the switchboard circuitry.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 321]    321Connection to operator"s terminal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 320.  Subject matter including a detail of a connection between the switchboard and the operator"s telephone set.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 322]    322Power supply:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter which supplies electricity to a telephone system component.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 323]    323Power to switching equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 322.  Subject matter which supplies electricity to the centralized switching equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 324]    324Central power source (e.g., common battery, line current feed):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 322.  Subject matter where a single power supply provides electricity for a plurality of branches connected to the central switching equipment.

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318,for line signal control with a central power source.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 325]    325Structure of equipment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter directed to the physical configuration of the switching system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 326]    326Wire or cable distribution:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 325.  Subject matter including the structure of conductors in central switching equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 327]    327Main or intermediate distribution frame:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 326.  Subject matter having a structure for holding the wires or cables.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 328]    328Equipment mounting or support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 325.  Subject matter which retains the equipment at a given location against the force of gravity.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 329]    329Allowing movement of equipment (e.g., movable, modular):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 328.  Subject matter permitting relative motion between the mounting or support and the equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 330]    330Housing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 325.  Subject matter including a cover for a part of the equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 331]    331Having protective circuit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter which prevents damage to the circuits of the central switching system from improper conditions.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 332]    332Plug and socket:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 242.  Subject matter in which part of the equipment is inserted to a cooperating connector in another part of the equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 333]    333CONCENTRATOR OR TRUNK SELECTOR:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter for connecting a large number of subscriber lines to a smaller number of shared or trunk lines.
(1) Note. The subscriber lines are only connected alternatively to the shared or trunk lines; for simultaneous transmission see Class 370, Multiplex Communications.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 334]    334Concentrator-distributor pair (e.g., line concentrator):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 333.  Subject matter having two similar complementary contractors to permit a large number of subscriber lines to be connected and supervised over a small number of trunk lines connecting the two complementary concentrators.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 335]    335Using crossbar or crosspoint switching:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 333.  Subject matter wherein the connection is performed either by a rectangular switch array or a selective plural stage switch having plural horizontal and vertical contact paths.

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291+,for crosspoint switching structure in a common control system.
306,for crosspoint switch detail in a centralized switching system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 336]    336With magnet, electromagnet, or relay:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 333.  subject matter wherein the concentrator includes either (a) an electrically excited, or a permanent, source of magnetic polarization, or (b) a magnetically operated switch.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 337]    337With busy-idle test (e.g., idle trunk finder):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 333.  Subject matter which determines if a trunk is in use and controls the switching in response to a determination of nonuse.

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274,277, 297, and 381, for busy or idle testing.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 338]    338REPEATER (E.G., VOICE FREQUENCY):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter which receives and retransmits a signal which is amplified or processed in a telephone system.
(1) Note. This subclass excludes amplifiers in terminal sets, particularly of the hands-free type.

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4,for testing of a repeater.
146+,for a coin signal repeater.
238,for a interexchange signalling repeater.
296,for an automatic centralized switching system with a repeater.
420,for a hands-free terminal.
432,for terminal having an amplifier.

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330Amplifiers,   appropriate subclasses for an amplifier.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   appropriate subclasses for an amplifier in an electrical audio system.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 339]    339With signal conversion (e.g., dial to DTMF, analog to PCM):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter which coverts a signal from variations in one parameter to variations of another.
(1) Note. an example such variations conversion is from that of abrupt variations in a DC signal such as pulses to variations of tone frequency.

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281,for signal conversion in a common control system.
353,for control line signalling.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 340]    340Having line length compensation or equalization:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter including structure to either modify an electrical parameter in a complementary relationship with a distance-related effect on a telephone signal, or to cause the signal transmitted through the line to be independent of frequency.

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394,for line equalization at a telephone substation.
398,for telephone line equalization.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 341]    341Pulse or tone repeater (e.g., electromechanical relay):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter for amplifying or restoring a pulse or tone signal.
(1) Note. Included in this subclass are electromagnetic relays.

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238,for interexchange signalling repeaters.
296,for similar subject matter combined with a centralized switching facility.

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361Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices,   subclasses 160+ for relay control circuits.
375Pulse or Digital Communications,   subclasses 211+ for a pulse repeater.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 342]    342Electronic (e.g., logic circuitry):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 341.  Subject matter having a signal processing component utilizing an electron discharge device or semi-conductor component.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 343]    343Controlled by a pilot or reference signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter wherein the repeater is controlled by a signal having a predetermined characteristic (e.g., frequency, amplitude).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 344]    344Component processes bidirectional signals:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter including a component handling signals travelling in either direction over a telephone line.

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370Multiplex Communications,   subclasses 276+ for a duplex repeater.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 345]    345Including two-to-four wire conversion or hybrid circuit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 344.  Subject matter including a component for coupling two physically separate line pairs each conducting a signal in opposite directions to a single two-wire line carrying signals in opposite directions.

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391+,and 402, for other hybrid circuits in telephone equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 346]    346With frequency discriminator or negative impedance element:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter which (a) selectively passes particular signal frequencies, or (b) has elements which have negative impedance.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 347]    347With gain or attenuation control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter having circuitry to maintain or modify any increase or decrease in the magnitude of the signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 348]    348Transmission of power to distant repeater:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter where a repeater receives energizing power over the telephone line.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 349]    349Having voice frequency transformer:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 338.  Subject matter under having a transformer specifically intended for use in the audio frequency range.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 350]    350SUPERVISORY OR CONTROL LINE SIGNALLING:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter for transmitting either a selective control signal, or a status indicating signal, over a telephone line.
(1) Note. Included herein are dialing, ringing, and off-hook signals.

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251+,for centralized switching combined with call associated signalling.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 351]    351Signalling integrity protection (e.g., voice signal immunity):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 350.  Subject matter including circuitry to distinguish between the supervisory or control signal and other signals on the line and prevent response to the other signals.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 352]    352Substation originated:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 350.  Subject matter which transmits a called station address signal over a telephone line from a subscriber terminal.
(1) Note. This subclass also includes a transmitted line signal.
(2) Note. Supervisory signals (e.g., off-hook) are excluded from this and indented subclasses are classified in subclasses 377+.

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31,for diagnostic testing of a line signal generator.
90+,for selective signalling over a telephone line for control of a diverse are device.

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340Communications: Electrical,   subclasses 1.1 through 16.1for selective signaling not limited to a telephone system.
362Illumination,   subclass 23.06 for illuminated telephone dial.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 353]    353Conversion of signal form:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 352.  Subject matter which converts a signal from variations in one parameter to variations of another.
(1) Note. Examples of such parameters are amplitude, frequency, or phase of the control signal.

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339,for a repeater having signal conversion.

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341Coded Data Generation or Conversion,   appropriate subclasses for code converters.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 354]    354With called number display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 352.  Subject matter which produces a visual indication of the called station address.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.01]    355.01Repertory or abbreviated call signal generation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 352.  Subject matter wherein a complete call address signal is produced in response to actuation of a single key or in response to a generated code of less than the complete address signal.

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88.03,for voice dialing
216,for abbreviated calling performed at a central switching office.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.02]    355.02Call address signal stored in terminal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.01.  Subject matter wherein the call address signal is stored for access or modification in a subscriber station apparatus.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.03]    355.03Including terminal other than telephone:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.02.  Subject matter wherein the subscriber station includes connection with apparatus in addition to a telephone.
(1) Note. For example, computer terminal or other locally connected apparatus.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.04]    355.04Call address signal stored in network:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.01.  Subject matter wherein the call address signal is stored at a central office, private branch exchange, interexchange network, or key system with access thereto via a terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.05]    355.05Modification of call address signal for abbreviated dialing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.01.  Subject matter including editing, deleting, or associating the call address signal.
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.06]    355.06Modification by other than key input:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.05.  Subject matter wherein the modification includes a process provided by other than key input (e.g., handwriting, bar code, voice, data transfers, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.07]    355.07Including modification of indicia associated with a call address:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.05.  Subject matter wherein the modification includes manipulation of data used for subscriber correlation (e.g., names, addresses, or other associated information).
  
[List of Patents for class 379 subclass 355.08]    355.08Including prefix in the call address signal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 355.01.  Subject matter wherein the generated call address signal comprises an additional code affixed to the beginning of the destination call address signal (e.g., area code, country code, access code, identification code, or other codes needed to complete a call).