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(12) United States Patent
(io) Patent No.: (45) Date of Patent:
US 7,769,145 B2 *Aug. 3, 2010
(54) TELEPHONE CALLING INTERFACE
(75) Inventor: John Melideo, Westlake Village, CA (US)
(73) Assignee: Q Tech Systems, Inc., Westlake Village, CA(US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 1847 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl.No.: 10/821,701
(22) Filed: Apr. 9, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2004/0234049 Al Nov. 25, 2004
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 10/691,982, filed on Oct. 22, 2003, now Pat. No. 7,103,010, and a continuation-in-part of application No. 10/614,394, filed on Jul. 3, 2003, now Pat. No. 7,434,175.
(60) Provisional application No. 60/471,535, filed on May 19, 2003.
(51) Int. CI.
H04M 7/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 379/88.17; 379/219; 709/218
(58) Field of Classification Search 379/88.17;
See application file for complete search history. (56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A telephone calling interface is disclosed. The telephone calling interface may be implemented as a toolbar within an Internet web browser. The toolbar may identify telephone numbers included in a web page requested by a user of the Internet web browser and conspicuously display the identified telephone numbers when the web page is displayed. The toolbar may recognize activation by the user of one of the conspicuously displayed identified telephone numbers included in the web page as an activated telephone number and initiate a telephone call between a predefined telephone number and the activated telephone number. The method may be executed on a computing device such as, for example, a personal computer.
34 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets
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