Telephone port with automatic detection and protection

Application Number: 00108163
Application Date: 2000.05.08
Publication Number: 1273482
Publication Date: 2000.11.15
Priority Information: 1999/5/6 US 09/306012
International: H04M3/22;H04M3/42
Applicant(s) Name: Thomson Licensing Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: C. C. Rode;Shu Lin-Mei
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wang yue
Abstract A method and system for automatically detecting that a telephone port is being used and securing the telephone line associating with the telephone port, is presented. In one embodiment, a method and system is described for automatically securing a telephone line in a telephone system having more than one telephone lines. Usage of a device connected to the telephone line is first detected. Telephones in the system are notified via a data packet to secure the telephone line. In response to the data packet, the telephones prevent a user from accessing the telephone line.