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Auxiliary data signaling (e.g., short message service (SMS))

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20090221309METHOD FOR GENERATING TEXT THAT MEETS SPECIFIED CHARACTERISTICS IN A HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND A HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME - Incoming e-mails, instant messages, SMS, and MMS, are scanned for new language objects such as words, abbreviations, text shortcuts and, in appropriate languages, ideograms, that are placed in a list for use by a text input process of a handheld electronic device to facilitate the generation of text.09-03-2009
20110207482MEDIA EVENT STRUCTURE AND CONTEXT IDENTIFICATION USING SHORT MESSAGES - The present disclosure is descriptive of discovering structure, content, and context of a media event, e.g., a live media event, using real-time discussions that unfold through short messaging services. Generally, a sampling of short messages of a plurality of users is obtained. The sampling of short messages corresponds to a media event. A segment in the media event is identified using the sampling of short messages, and at least one term taken from the sampling of short messages is identified. The at least one term is indicative of a context of the identified segment.08-25-2011
20090029725Method of Advertising, An Advertisement, And A Method of Responding To An Advertisement Using a Mobile Device - A method responding to an advertisement using a mobile device is described. The method comprises: capturing from the advertisement, using a sensor of the mobile device, content encoded in machine-readable form, the content including a reply, a channel identification, and a communications address; configuring, within the mobile device, a communications message including the reply and channel identification; and transmitting, from the mobile device, the message to the communications address.01-29-2009
20120172068SYSTEM FOR INTERCONNECTING A REMOTE SERVER WITH A SHORT MESSAGE SERVER CENTRE (SMSC) VIA THE INTERNET - It allows the transmission of short messages (SMS) between a remote server (07-05-2012
20080261635MOBILE MESSAGING SYSTEM - A mobile messaging campaign is established to process bidirectional mobile campaign messages associated with each of a plurality of mobile numbers using a single short code. A mobile message associated with the mobile messaging campaign is received. The received mobile message is parsed to extract a campaign identifier and the received mobile message is processed based upon the campaign identifier.10-23-2008
20080261633System and Method for Pushing Information from a Host System to a Mobile Data Communication Device - A scheme for redirecting data items from a messaging system to a user's mobile communication device. One embodiment of a method comprises: configuring a plurality of redirection trigger events for a user, wherein upon occurrence of a redirection trigger event, a redirection flag configured for the user is set so as to enable uninterrupted redirection of data items to the user's mobile data communication device from the messaging system until the redirection flag is reset to indicate cessation of redirection of the data items; automatically detecting receipt of a new data item at the messaging system for the user, the new data item arriving subsequent to the setting of the redirection flag configured for the user; and processing at least a portion of the new data item for transmission thereof to the user's mobile communication device over a wireless network.10-23-2008
20080261632System and Method for Pushing Information from a Host System to a Mobile Data Communication Device in a Wireless Data Network - A scheme for redirecting data to a mobile communication device from a messaging server. One embodiment comprises one or more of the following: setting a redirection flag configured for a user associated with the mobile communication device to enable continuous redirection of data items received at the messaging server to the mobile communication device until the redirection flag is reset to indicate cessation of redirection of the data items; upon automatically detecting that a data item is received at the messaging server, redirecting the data item to a store-and-forward server associated with a wireless packet data network with which the mobile communication device is registered; and upon determining that a valid IP address is associated with the mobile communication device, transmitting the data item from the store-and-forward server to the mobile communication device over the wireless packet data network.10-23-2008
20100022260MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SHORT MESSAGES OF THE MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone and method for managing short messages of the mobile phone are provided. The method sets a schedule for managing the short messages stored in a storage device, reads a timestamp of a short message when the short message is received, and assigns a first weight value or a second weight value to the short message. The method further generates a message folder according to the timestamp, and classifies the short message into the message folder. In addition, the method checks whether the short message has the first weight value or the second weight value, and backups the short message to the storage device if the short message has the first weight value, or deletes the short message from the message folder if the short message has the second weight value.01-28-2010
20100022259MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE CAPABLE OF REPLYING TO ADVERTISING MESSAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communications device capable of replying to advertising message (ad) quickly and a method thereof are provided. The method includes steps of: receiving an ad transmitted by a server; identifying whether the received ad is a message in a predetermined format; reading a decoding program from a storage unit to decode the received ad if the received ad is messages in the predetermined format; displaying a basic content part and a reply content part after the ad is decoded; receiving a user's reply, generating a reply message includes a reply code corresponding to the user's reply, and sending the reply message.01-28-2010
20080261630INDICATING USER PRESENCE ON A MESSAGING NETWORK - A system and method for indicating when a message recipient is unavailable to receive messages in an instant messaging network, for example, being engaged in telephone communications on the receiving device, where disruption of service is likely or imminent. When notification of an inbound call is received the communications device transmits via the GPRS connection a packet indicating the impending unavailability of the recipient for messages, prior to disruption of the GPRS data stream to establish a GSM connection.10-23-2008
20100016002End to End Acknowledgment of SMS Messages - End to end acknowledgment of SMS messages based on sending an acknowledgement back to the sender of the SMS that the message was received after successful delivery.01-21-2010
20090061909SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CREATING AND PROVIDING SMS HTTP TAGGING - A system and method for sending text messages and, more particularly, a system and method for forcing SMS capable devices to communicate via SMS using, for example, SS7 protocol. A method comprises providing a tag forcing a return text message to be sent via SS7 protocol. In use, the system and method is configured to force the use of SMS messages via the SS7 protocol. The system and method can be implemented over any network, for example, and any existing mobile device and related infrastructure can be modified to take advantage of the benefits and functionality of the system and method of the invention.03-05-2009
20100056188Method and Apparatus for Processing a Digital Image to Select Message Recipients in a Communication Device - There is disclosed a communication device for processing a digital image to select recipients for the digital image or a modified digital image. The communication device comprises an input device, a processor, and a transmitter. The input device obtains the digital image, and receives an indication based on a user input that pertains to a region on the digital image. The processor processes the indicated region of the digital image, and determines an object corresponding to one or more recipients of the digital image. The transmitter transmits a message that includes the digital image or a modified digital image to the recipient corresponding to the determined object.03-04-2010
20120184308APPLICATION INTERFACE FOR GLOBAL MESSAGE DELIVERY - A device, system, and method are directed towards communicating mobile information over a network. A mobile message (MM) is generated by an Internet Protocol (IP) enabled application interface. The MM may include advertising information. The MM is received at a routing server and comprises a destination phone number and/or advertising information. If the MM is determined to be locally processed, the routing server selectively routes the MM to a destination carrier associated with the destination phone number. If the MM is determined to be remotely processed, the MM is recursively forwarded until the MM reaches another routing server associated with the destination phone number. The other routing server is configured to selectively route the MM to the destination carrier. A response MM may be received at a boundary routing server.07-19-2012
20120184307METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE / MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE SERVICE POLICY CONTROL - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for SMS or MMS policy control are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method for controlling short message service SMS or MMS resources in a telecommunications network includes, at a policy node, generating a message that includes an SMS or MMS policy rule and communicating the message to a network element that performs SMS or MMS routing or processing, and, at the network element, enforcing the SMS or MMS policy rule. In one embodiment, the SMS or MMS policy rule applies to SMS or MMS messages that are associated with a particular subscriber, a particular class of subscribers, and/or a particular network provider or set of network providers.07-19-2012
20120184309PROVISION OF CONTENT TO MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A system and method for provision of content in messages sent to a mobile communications device. The additional content may be selected based on information associated with a user. In some embodiments the additional content includes a proposal from a vendor.07-19-2012
20090221310MESSAGE INTERWORKING METHOD, SYSTEM, ENTITY AND MESSAGE DELIVERY REPORT PROCESSING METHOD, SYSTEM, THE ENTITY, TERMINAL FOR MESSAGE INTERWORKING - The message interworking method and system of SIP message and conventional short message, using an entity SMI AS for message interworking to execute the authorization of the interworking service of SIP message and conventional network message, to transform the message format and to store and forward the message. Herein, SMI AS can be a new added network entity, or a new added function module in the exiting network entity, and it provides service for users by the third registration of users. Applying present invention enables the IMS-only terminal, which does not support the conventional short message service, to achieve the interworking of the message service with the conventional terminal, enriching the variety of the service. The entity for message interworking is also provided. Additionally, a message delivery report processing method and system are also provided.09-03-2009
20100151891METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SMS MESSAGES WITH REMAPPED RESPONSE CODES - A method and system are disclosed in which a Mobile Terminated SMS (Short Message Service) wireless message generated by a Computer Application containing an embedded response menu can be sent to a Mobile Handset and in which a Mobile Originated response from the Mobile Handset can be uniquely re-associated with the original Mobile Terminated message is described. Given that SMS provides no inherent association between Mobile Terminated and Mobile Originated messages, the method and system provide a scheme in which the original Computer Application menu response options are remapped to unique values prior to delivery to the Mobile Handset. When the response is received from the Mobile Handset, the method can uniquely re-associate and reverse map the response code back to the original Mobile Terminated message and original menu response options.06-17-2010
20090191904Mobile originated interactive menus via short messaging services - A method and apparatus for providing 2-way interactive short message system menus to a mobile device using text-based short messaging rather than WAP techniques. This provides the ability to provide WAP like services at a fraction of the cost of CSD. Mobile Originated Interactive Menus are implemented as a feature of a Short Message Service Center (SMSC). Each option guides either to the next menu level, or to a final action to be executed according to the path followed by the subscriber. Importantly, the mobile originated interactive menus use SMS communications instead of circuit switched data (CSD) (e.g., instead of WAP communications), thus leaving traffic channels available for voice calls. Interactive SMS menus allow service providers to offer their subscribers personalized messaging menus with multiple options for quick and easy access to Web-based content. Users may define the content and frequency they want, whether it is a scheduled delivery or on-demand. The interactive SMS menu options offer customers a simple-to-use technique and apparatus for checking, e.g., stock quotes, local weather, and/or other Web-based news and information when they want it. The interactive nature of the service allows the wireless network to poll the user for their next response, with multiple menued options offered, making it highly intuitive. Replacement of messages in TDMA and GSM mobile devices allow for heavy usage without filling up the user's phone buffer, i.e., prior messages may be overwritten, to assure that only the latest information is all that is being displayed and read. The flexibility of Interactive SMS Menus can allow service providers to define their own base offering of menus, depending upon their targeted customer segments.07-30-2009
20090191903Integrated Messaging - Methods and system for integrated messaging are disclosed. Interaction by a user of a mobile device with a graphic user interface of the mobile device is detected. A command is generated based on such interaction independent of further user interaction. An SMS message including the command is transmitted to server, which stores executable instructions associated with the command. Such instructions provide for generation of data in response to the command and may be executed by the server (or another server). The responsive data is then transmitted to the mobile device.07-30-2009
20090191902Text Scripting - A mobile telecommunications network is disclosed that allows a user to define a message script having a plurality of event fields. Tags may be associated with defined events and actions at the server end. A user may then transmit a message to the server with tag information in the message script format. The server processes the message to extract the tag information, lookup the events using the tags and perform the associated actions. In one particular example, fixed message content may be stored in the server and a message having fixed message content and variable message content may be sent to recipients by first sending a message script with tags and the variable content to the server.07-30-2009
20110195728Universal Short Code Administration Facility - Systems and methods for assigning short codes to provide uniformity among wireless carriers. In the systems and methods, a Universal Short Code (USC) Administrator maintains a list of short codes and their lease status so that SMS messages sent to a particular short code may be routed to the proper holder of the short code. A network facilitator is in communication with both the USC Administrator and at least one wireless carrier to route the SMS message to the proper holder of the short code. The short code may be leased for a specified period of time so that the short code can be reassigned after expiration of the lease.08-11-2011
20100159969MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE CENTER FOR DELIVERING A MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE TO A TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE DURING AN ESTABLISHED TRAFFIC CHANNEL CONNECTION - The present application discloses an apparatus, system and method for reducing the time required for transmitting a multimedia message from any sender to any addressee and thus generally cut the cost of the multimedia message service. A traffic channel connection is kept to a receiving telecommunication device, which is established by a multimedia message service center that has received a multimedia message designated by a transmitting telecommunication device for said receiving telecommunication device, for example, in order to transmit an information message to the receiving telecommunication device during an SMS session by means of which the multimedia message service center informs the receiving telecommunication device about the arrival of the multimedia message, established for at least the period of time it takes the receiving telecommunication device to evaluate the received information message and hold an MMS session for fetching the message content of the multimedia message designated for the receiving telecommunication device from the multimedia message service center.06-24-2010
20100159968SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED TEXT-TO-VOICE SYNTHESIS - A communication device and method are provided for audibly outputting a received text message to a user, the text message being received from a sender. A text message to present audibly is received. An output voice to present the text message is retrieved, wherein the output voice is synthesized using predefined voice characteristic information to represent the sender's voice. The output voice is used to audibly present the text message to the user.06-24-2010
20100159963SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER NAMES FOR NETWORK ADDRESSES - Methods and systems for providing user names for network addresses in messages such as SMS, MMS and EMS are disclosed. A data base is provided for storage in a mobile device that associates a user name with at least a portion of a network address. A system is provided for a mobile device that converts the network address transmitted with the message into a user name and displays the message with the user name.06-24-2010
20100159965SCALABLE MESSAGE FIDELITY - Message content is scaled to support rich messaging. Devices and associated messaging systems can support various levels of content richness or fidelity. Message content scaling is employed to ensure sharing of content in as rich a manner as possible given limitations associated with various messaging systems, among other things. Messages can be scaled down or degraded, for instance where communicating devices do not support high fidelity content being transmitted. Alternatively, messages can be scaled up or enriched in cases, where low fidelity content is transmitted to a device supporting richer content, for example.06-24-2010
20100159964MOBILE STATION WITH VOICE CALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND MISSED CALL SCHEDULING - A communication station has a circuit that receives an incoming voice call from a calling party, and an acknowledgement mechanism that produces an acknowledgement message sent to the calling party in response to the incoming call if a user of the communication station does not answer the call. In the examples, the communication station sends short message service (SMS) or multimedia message service (MMS) acknowledgement message to the calling party. Also, a scheduling mechanism may be provided for adding a calendar entry to a calendar implemented in the communication station so as to remind the user about the acknowledged incoming call.06-24-2010
20100081463Apparatus and method for displaying messages in a mobile terminal - A mobile terminal includes an apparatus for displaying messages. When a message is transmitted or received, whether the message has a relation with stored messages is determined. When it is determined that the message has a relation with at least one of the stored messages, the message is assigned the same tag as a tag of the at least one message. When a related message view command for one of the message and the at least one message occurs, contents of messages comprising the tag are displayed together.04-01-2010
20100081461SMS Based Social Networking - Methods for retrieving and transmitting data associated with a social network of an entity through short message service (SMS) protocol are disclosed herein. A system for transmitting the data through SMS protocol is also disclosed. In one embodiment, input is transmitted through SMS from a cellular telephone to a database, data related to the input is retrieved from the database, and the retrieved data is transmitted through SMS protocol to the cellular telephone. The transmitted data may be presented to a user as a representation on the cellular telephone, for example. The representation may comprise a profile of the entity and/or a profile of another entity associated with the entity's social network, for example.04-01-2010
20130029700TECHNIQUE FOR REQUESTING AND PROVIDING IN-CALL SERVICES - A technique for requesting and providing in-call services encompasses a method of calling an information service during an ongoing call between two or more call parties. The method comprises the steps of receiving, during the ongoing call, a message from a first call party, determining that the message requests the provision of information associated with a second call party, obtaining a first identifier indicative of the second call party and sending a service request including the first identifier to the information service.01-31-2013
20130029699Systems and Methods for Messaging Using a Broadband Connection - Systems and methods for sending and receiving text, or data, messages between wireless communication devices and wireline-messaging devices utilize a broadband connection to the wireline premises as the signaling channel. A message application server sends messages directly to wireline-messaging devices through a digital network, such as the Internet. Such systems and methods include wireline-messaging devices integrated with premises telephones connected to a PSTN, in which the telephones are adapted with thin client software to send and receive data messages.01-31-2013
20100048226MANAGING MOBILE MARKETING OFFERS - Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for managing marketing offers sent to a mobile device. According to one embodiment, a method for managing marketing offers sent to a mobile device can comprise receiving a marketing offer at the mobile device, receiving at the mobile device an indication of how to store the marketing offer, and storing the marketing offer on the mobile device based on the received indication. Receiving the indication of how to store the marketing offer can comprise receiving the indication from the user of the mobile device or receiving the indication with the marketing offer. The indication of how to store the marketing offer can comprise an indication of a location for storing the marketing offer. The location can comprise a sub-folder of an inbox of the mobile device, a sub-container of a mobile wallet of the mobile device, or another location.02-25-2010
20130084900Mobile device based messaging - A computer program product for instant message communication in a wireless and non-wireless environment. A message is sent from a mobile unit device over a wireless communication network. The message includes a destination address, information associated with the mobile unit device's user, message content and message address. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user at the instant message system, the destination address is associated with an instant message function, the associated instant message function is executed at the instant message system using the information contained in the message content, if required as determined by the associated instant message function. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user, the destination address is associated with an instant message name, an instant message is created according to the message content and is sent to the user with the associated instant message name.04-04-2013
20100075701METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUSHING MESSAGES - A method for pushing messages includes: categorizing a first information according to a first category set, creating a first mapping relation between the first information and a category in the first category set; categorizing a second information sent by a message source according to a second category set, and creating a second mapping relation between the message source that sends the second information and a category in the second category set; sorting out each category in the second category set that matches the corresponding category in the first category set which is in the first mapping relation with the first information according to the relation between the first category in the first category set and the second category in the second category set, and determining the corresponding message source according to the second mapping relation; and pushing the first information to the determined corresponding message source.03-25-2010
20100075700Flexible capacity short message service center (SMSC) - The present invention takes the advantages of a First-Delivery-Attempt (FDA) system/Short Message Service Center (SMSC) combination. The FDA/SMSC combination has the advantages of SS7-clustering and IP load-distribution, and adds call-flow and business logic to eliminate the disadvantages created in stand-alone architectures using those technologies in isolation. All messages can be addressed to a single destination, with the FDA/SMSC combination performing load distribution for delivery of the messages. Nodes can be added to the message processing system to increase capacity, with no configuration changes being required in an SS7 network or an external IP network.03-25-2010
20100075699NETWORK-SPECIFIC TRANSCODING OF MMS CONTENT - A method may include receiving a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message from a sending device, the MMS message being addressed to a terminating device. A notification may be sent to the terminating device that the MMS message is available. A user agent profile may be received from the terminating device, the user agent profile including a network indicator to indicate the type of network currently servicing the terminating device. It may then be determined if transcoding of the MMS message is required based on the type of network indicated in the user agent profile and attributes of the MMS message.03-25-2010
20120244891SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING A MOBILE CHAT SESSION - Methods and systems for facilitating communication between a telecommunication device and a third party are disclosed. A telecommunication device sends a communication request to a server that includes image data associated with a product or s service. The server processes the image data to identify a location of a third party computing device for the product or service on a communication network. The server transfers the communication request top the third party computing device. The third party computing device then initiates a communication session with the telecommunication device.09-27-2012
20090186634Method and System for SMS/MMS Messaging to A Connected Device - The method and system for SMS/MMS messaging to a connected device may be realized as a system comprising at least one server module. The at least one server module may be adapted to receive from a connected device an outbound messaging message through a packet-based network. The at least one server module may also be adapted to send the outbound messaging message to an external messaging network. The connected device may be communicatively coupled to the packet-based network. The outbound messaging message may be associated with a user account. The user account may be associated with a telephone number.07-23-2009
20090325612TRAFFIC DATA TRANSMISSION FROM A VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT - A method of sending traffic related data to a call center using a telematics unit of a vehicle. The method includes receiving a request at the telematics unit to transmit non-traffic data such as vehicle diagnostic information to the call center. Both the non-traffic data as well as traffic related data is obtained by the telematics unit and embedded into a short message service (SMS) message that is then sent to the call center. The traffic related data can be inserted only if it indicates a traffic problem and can be inserted into an otherwise unused portion of the SMS message. The received traffic related data can then be used by the call center or other remote facility to improve traffic reporting.12-31-2009
20130084902APPLICATION OF MORSE CODE OR OTHER ENCODING METHOD TO INSTANT MESSAGING AND INCOMING CALLS ON MOBILE DEVICES - A method for announcing arrival of an electronic communication in a wireless mobile device includes: (a) receiving from a wireless interface of the mobile device data corresponding to the arrival of the electronic communication; (b) processing the received data to extract therefrom identification of information, the identification information including an identity of a sender or caller; (c) encoding the extracted identification in an encoding scheme suitable for being played physically in an actuator of the mobile device; and (d) providing the encoded identification to a driver for the actuator of the mobile device. The identification information may further include a subject of the electronic communication. The encoding scheme may be, for example, a form of Morse code. The encoded identification may therefore be expressed by an alphabet represented by segments of audible tone of various durations to be played by the audio system of the mobile device. Alternatively, the encoded identification may be expressed by an alphabet represented by modulated segments of vibration of various durations to be played by a vibration generator in the mobile device.04-04-2013
20130084899GROUP MESSAGING AT MOBILE TERMINAL IN AUTONOMOUS NETWORK - A method for group messaging at a mobile terminal in autonomous network includes acquiring a message and a list of target identifiers, containing the identifiers of multiple mobile terminals to which the message is to be sent; transmitting the message via the autonomous network to any mobile terminal of the multiple mobile terminals that locates in the autonomous network, and removing the identifier of the mobile terminal from the list of target identifiers to obtain an updated list of target identifiers; generating an aggregate message, wherein the aggregate message contains the message and the identifiers in the updated list; sending the aggregate message to a base station if the length of the aggregate message does not exceed a threshold; dividing the aggregate message into multiple fragment messages and sending the multiple fragment messages to the base station if the length of the aggregate message exceeds the threshold.04-04-2013
20130084901MSISDN FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Short Messaging Service (SMS) messages are handled at a network entity of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) or a device that communicates with a PLMN. An address for a Short Messaging Entity (SME) is provided in Mobile Subscriber ISDN format, comprising a Type of Number (ToN) data field, a Numbering Plan Identification (NPI) data field and a subscriber identifier field. The SME is identified as a Machine Type Communication (MTC) device based on at least one of the ToN and NPI data fields or based on a predetermined code in the subscriber identifier field. A network entity receiving the SME address can identify the SME as an MTC device and further send a message to another network entity, at least one component of the message being based on the identification. This may be applicable for human to machine communications.04-04-2013
20130084898GROUP MESSAGING AT MOBILE TERMINAL IN AUTONOMOUS NETWORK - A proxy apparatus for group messaging at a mobile terminal in the autonomous network includes an acquiring device, configured to acquire a message and the identifiers of multiple mobile terminals to which the message is to be sent; a transmitting device, configured to transmit a message via the autonomous network to one or more mobile terminals in the autonomous network; and a message aggregating device, configured to generate an aggregate message, the aggregate message containing a message and identifiers of multiple mobile terminals to which the message is to be sent, wherein the transmitting device is further configured to send the aggregate message generated by the message aggregating device to a base station of mobile terminals.04-04-2013
20130084897METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MANAGEMENT OF SMS MESSAGE IDENTIFICATIONS IN A MULTI-MODE DEVICE - Aspects of the present disclosure propose systems and methods for managing assignment of short message service (SMS) message identifications (IDs) in a multimode device (e.g., mobile station). The proposed methods ensure that a unique message ID is assigned to each SMS transmitted by the mobile station (MS). Each retransmission of the SMS messages may be assigned a message ID similar to or the same as the previous transmission(s) of the SMS message. As a result, a network messaging center may be able to identify duplicate SMS messages that are marked with unique message IDs even if they are transmitted on different air interfaces and/or by different modems (modulators/demodulators).04-04-2013
20130084896Pushing Secure Notifications to Mobile Computing Devices - A method for pushing secure notifications includes a push service platform receiving a push notification message request from an entity registered with the push service platform, processing the push notification message request to generate a secure push notification message, and sending the secure push notification message to a target mobile computing device through a native third-party push service associated with the target mobile computing device. The secure push notification message includes a message ID (identifier) that corresponds to message content associated with the push notification message request. The method further includes the push service platform receiving a pull message request from the target mobile computing device, the pull message request requesting the message content associated with the push notification message corresponding to the message ID, and sending the requested message content associated with the push notification message to the mobile computing device.04-04-2013
20130084903WIRELESS TELEPHONY DEVICE WITH BREATH ANALYSIS SENSOR AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A wireless telephony device includes a memory that stores at least one telephony application. A processor executes the telephony application to process at least one telephone call via a wireless telephony network in response to commands of a user. A breath analyzing sensor analyzes a breath of the user in conjunction with the at least one telephone call and generates breath analysis test data in response thereto. The telephony application generates a breath analysis test message, based on the breath analysis test data and transmits the breath analysis test message via the wireless telephony network.04-04-2013
20090098894System and Method for Enhanced Content Delivery - Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that provides for enhanced content delivery in new and creative ways. The delivery model leverages the features, capabilities, etc. that are offered by MMS to deliver various types of content (e.g., content that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to display on a wireless device using the wireless device's native facilities) to wireless devices by, possibly inter alia, processing the content (including, possibly among other steps, formatting the content, rendering the content as one or more images, etc.) and subsequently delivering the processed content to a wireless device via MMS. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.04-16-2009
20130029701SMS COMMUNICATION TO AND FROM MESSAGING DEVICES IN AN AIRCRAFT - The application discloses a message transmission device for transmitting an SMS message of a mobile device from an aircraft to a ground system. The device comprising an onboard antenna which is connected to a base transceiver station for receiving the SMS message from the mobile device, means for forwarding the message to a mobile switching centre onboard the aircraft and means for emulating status messages. Furthermore, the message transmission device comprises means for transferring the status messages to the mobile device, a splitter for splitting the message into data packets and means for transmitting the data packets to the ground system.01-31-2013
20130029698WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A mobile telephone device that selectively switches an LTE communication system that provides a first service and a CDMA communication system that provides a second service for performing communication, includes: a first timer management unit which, after transferring from the LTE communication system to the CDMA communication system and ending communication related to the second service, activates a first timer and detects elapse of the first timer; and a switching unit which switches from the CDMA communication system to the LTE communication system in response to the elapse of the first timer being detected; wherein after ending the communication related to the second service, the first timer management unit changes timing to start the first timer or length of the first timer according to an ending reason of the communication.01-31-2013
20130035123Short Message Distribution Center - A message distribution center (MDC) interposed between content providers and a wireless carrier to examine and direct messages via SMTP based on desired rules (e.g., non-peak hours, etc.) using standard SMTP Gateway and other well-known protocols. The MDC includes a queue for each subscriber, and the provider is informed through conventional SMTP protocol messages when a short message is accepted. If the carrier disallows service for an MIN, the content provider is informed the recipient is invalid through an SMTP interchange. An MDC provides a single mechanism for interacting with subscribers of multiple carriers, regardless of underlying infrastructure. An MDC can protect a carrier's SS7 network by throttling messages and configuring message delivery parameters to be more network friendly. An MDC can receive outside a relevant wireless network recipient. A content provider communicates with the MDC using SMTP protocol messages, and the MDC communicates with wireless carriers using RMI/SMPP techniques.02-07-2013
20130035122MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same. A result, which will be displayed at a destination when a message created on a message creation screen is sent to the destination, is provided in advance. Messages having various formats can be generated on one message creation screen. Various functions relating to the message creation are provided.02-07-2013
20130035121Character Enablement In Short Message Service - A method is provided for encoding characters that specify a source address of an SMS message. The method comprises modifying a type of address field within an originating address field, the modification indicative of an encoding scheme used for the source address of the SMS message.02-07-2013
20130079044METHOD FOR REPORTING SHORT MESSAGE STATUS AND SIGNALING INTERWORKING GATEWAY - The disclosure claims a method for reporting short message status and a signaling interworking gateway. The method comprises: S03-28-2013
20130079043DTMF SIGNALLING BETWEEN MOBILE AND SERVER - In a method of processing an incoming sequence of one or more DTMF tones at a mobile device, the sequence is decoded to thereby identify any encoded message. Where the decoding does not identify a message, at least applying an error correction algorithm to the sequence to identify a message. Where the algorithm fails to correct the sequence, the sequence is compared to messages currently expected by the mobile device. If a message is not identified, a negative acknowledgement message may be sent. At a server, upon receipt of a negative acknowledgement message, it is determined if a message was sent to the mobile device in a previous pre-determined time window. If so, the message is re-sent. The server repeatedly sends certain messages to a mobile device until an acknowledgement message indicating receipt of the message by the mobile device is received.03-28-2013
20130040669SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING MESSAGES WHILE ROAMING - A method, system and computer program for exchanging a message between a first electronic device and a second electronic device, wherein the devices are communicatively coupled to a messaging server when the devices are in a first state; and are configured to receive a notification from a push notification server when the devices are in a second state. The method includes transmitting the message from the first electronic device to the messaging server; receiving information related to whether the message was received by the second electronic device; and transmitting a short message service (SMS) message containing the message to the second electronic device through a SMS server if the message was not received by the second electronic device within a prescribed time. Prior to transmitting the SMS message, a query may be displayed on the first electronic device to request whether the user intends to send an SMS message containing the message to the second electronic device.02-14-2013
20130040670INSTANT MESSAGING TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A wireless communications device logs on to an instant messaging service through a proxy server. Notification of an incoming instant message is provided to the wireless communications device by converting at least part of the instant message to Short Message Service (SMS) format or by transmitting a notice in SMS format that a message has been received.02-14-2013
20130040668MOBILE APPLICATION FOR A PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A personal electronic device is disclosed herein. The personal electronic device includes a display. The personal electronic device also includes at least one of a physical and virtual keypad. The personal electronic device also includes internal memory. The personal electronic device also includes a first program saved on the internal memory. When running, the first program is operable to maintain a library of contacts. The display is operable to display one or more of the contacts of the library. The personal electronic device also includes a second program saved on the internal memory. When running, the second program is operable to maintain a library of notes. The second program is also operable to establish links between at least one of the notes and one of the contacts.02-14-2013
20120208569FACILITATING A TEXT MESSAGE CONVERSATION USING TELE-LINKS - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating a text message conversation using tele-links. During operation, the system receives a text message from a service at a mobile device, wherein the text message includes a tele-link, wherein the tele-link is comprised of a phone number. Next, the system receives a selection of the tele-link from a user at the mobile device. In response to the selection, the system then automatically initiates a call from the mobile device to a number indicated by the tele-link, wherein the act of calling the number results in the service sending a second text message to the mobile device. Finally, the system receives the second text message from the service at the mobile device.08-16-2012
20100099443SMS OVER WIRELESS PACKET DATA NETWORK - A system may include one or more network devices. The one or more network devices may receive a short message service (SMS) message intended for an access terminal, embed the SMS message into a data message, determine whether a data session exists with the access terminal, the data session occurring over a data network, transmit the data message to the access terminal via the data network when the data session exists, and transmit the SMS message via a voice network when the data session does not exist.04-22-2010
20100099442METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) IN WIMAX SYSTEMS - In accordance with a method for implementing Short Message Service (SMS) in a WiMAX network, a mobile station may send a mobile station SMS request message to a base station. The mobile station SMS request message may include mobile-originated SMS data. In response, the base station may send a base station SMS response message back to the mobile station. For mobile-terminated SMS data, the base station may send a base station SMS request message to the mobile station. The base station SMS request message may include the mobile-terminated SMS data. In response, the mobile station may send a mobile station SMS response message to the base station. Ranging procedures and medium access control (MAC) management messages may be used to allocate bandwidth for the various messages.04-22-2010
20100029305SMS AND VOICE MESSAGING TO GPS - A Global Positioning System (GPS) device and method for communicating data from a telecommunications device to a GPS device includes establishing a communications link between a telecommunications device and a GPS device. Message data may be received from the telecommunications device by the GPS device via the communications link. Message data may be displayed by the GPS device. GPS input data may be selected from the displayed message data. Directions may be calculated based on the selected GPS input data.02-04-2010
20100087215METHOD, SYSTEM, AND MESSAGE SERVICE INTERWORKING MODULE FOR IMPLEMENTING MESSAGE SERVICE INTERWORKING - A method for implementing message service interworking is provided. The method includes: receiving, by a message service interworking module serving a receiver, an instant message sent by a sender; selecting, by the message service interworking module, a circuit switched domain (CS domain) or packet switched domain (PS domain) as a routing network; selecting, by the message service interworking module, a routing entity in the conventional CS domain or PS domain; and converting, by the message service interworking module, the instant message into a short message, and sending the short message to the receiver through the selected routing entity. A system and a message service interworking module for implementing message service interworking are also provided.04-08-2010
20110009133System and Method for Managing Items in a List Shared by a Group of Mobile Devices - A method and system are provided for sharing data amongst a group of a plurality of mobile devices without requiring a database or server to centrally store the shared data. The shared data is instead stored by each group member individually while controlling the manner in which the shared data is updated. The shared data can be used to manage tasks in a group project. To manage updates, the shared data is atomized such that individual databases in the shared data are separated or otherwise delineated into one or more records, each record having associated therewith, a value. To maintain a common copy of the shared data at each device, any update is sent to all group members using an intermediate message exchange service that is capable of transmitting a sent message to more than one recipient if necessary. In this way, the updates are multicast to the group. To manage the content of the shared data, each update comprises one or more changes to a current copy of a corresponding record.01-13-2011
20100323727Terminating SMS messages in LTE - An apparatus for providing communication routing information for a subscriber in a mobile communications network, the subscriber being registered with at least one communication delivery network node, comprising: receiver for receiving a request for communication routing information for a subscriber from a network entity, wherein the communication routing information comprises the network routing address of the communication delivery network nodes which the subscriber is registered with; means for determining the capabilities of the network entity, the capabilities comprising the number of communication delivery network node routing addresses manageable by the network entity; identifier for identifying the at least one communication delivery network node the subscriber is registered with; comparator for comparing the number of communication delivery network node routing addresses manageable by the network entity with the number of communication delivery network nodes with which the subscriber is registered; and transmitter for delivering communication delivery network node routing information for the subscriber to the network entity wherein the number of communication delivery network node routing addresses provided to the network entity does not exceed the routing capabilities of the network entity.12-23-2010
20100041424SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR INDIRECT ROUTING OF MOBILE-ORIGINATED SMS MESSAGES FOR A MOBILE STATION ATTACHED WITH AN IP-FEMTOCELL SYSTEM - A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitate indirect routing of mobile-originated short messages for a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A convergence server uses indirect routing for delivery of a short message. The MS may elect to use a traffic or paging channel for delivery of the short message. If the MS selects the traffic channel for delivery of the message and if there is no existing traffic channel, the MS may first attempt to establish a traffic channel. If an active traffic channel is already established between the mobile station and the femtocell system, the mobile station sends the message to the femtocell system which, in turn, forwards the message to the convergence server. If the MS elects to send the message over a paging channel, the MS sends the message along with authentication data to the femtocell system that first performs authentication and subsequently forwards the message to the convergence server which, in turn, forwards the short message to the home message center.02-18-2010
20100041423Mass Multimedia Messaging - A method and system of mass multimedia messaging in a system having a service provider and a plurality of subscriber communication terminals supported by the service provider, wherein at least some of the subscriber terminals have different messaging capabilities and different message format requirements. The method includes adaptation and handling of a mass multimedia message, and mass multimedia message notification. The system uses a retrieval platform and a processing platform. The retrieval platform generates a unique message identifier for the mass multimedia message, and pre-adapts the message into adapted content messages for the terminal types supported by the service provider. The processing platform formats message notifications for the subscriber terminals based on each terminal's messaging capabilities, with each notification containing the unique message identifier.02-18-2010
20100041422SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCORPORATING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT INTO A MESSAGE HANDLED BY A MOBILE DEVICE - Multimedia content can be incorporated into a message handled by a mobile device with minimum invasiveness by utilizing linking mechanisms that are visually identifiable with certain content and can reveal the multimedia content, e.g. an advertisement, upon selection. This may be done by examining content in the message handled by a mobile device and matching portions of the message with predetermined criteria such as keywords or phrases. Upon finding matches, corresponding multimedia content is associated with a respective portion of the message content and access to the multimedia content is enabled through selection of a linking mechanism that is visually identifiable with the respective portion of the message. The message is modified to include such linking mechanisms such that upon viewing the modified message, a user may reveal the multimedia content by selecting the linking mechanism.02-18-2010
20100041421MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE CAPABLE OF REPLYING TO ADVERTISING MESSAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communications device and a method for replying advertising message (ad) are provided. The method includes steps of: receiving an ad transmitted by the server; identifying whether the received ad is messages with a predetermined format; invoking a decoding program from a storage unit for decoding the received ad if the received ad is messages with the predetermined format; identifying the special identifiers to retrieve each part of the ad; displaying a basic content part and a reply content part of the ad after the ad has decoded; identifying the reply code the user inputs in code input area via the input unit; receiving a user's reply, generating a reply message includes a reply code corresponding to the user's reply, and sending the reply message.02-18-2010
20100041420Method for exchanging messages in a mobile radio network - The invention relates to a method for exchanging messages in a mobile radio system by means of a convergent messaging system, which allows an exchange of messages between the terminals of two or more users. According to the invention, a message thread is detected by one of the terminals as soon as a terminal receives a response to a previously sent message, wherein the detection of a message thread by this terminal triggers a recording of the message exchange in the convergent messaging system.02-18-2010
20090156240Providing notifications using text-to-speech conversion - Methods and systems for providing electronic notifications are described. A server is configured to serve an interface, such as a Web page, to a terminal that requests from a user a first set of user contacts to be used to provide notifications to the user by a telephonic notification system in response to a notification process initiated by an organization associated with the user. The interface further requests a first set of priorities corresponding to the first set of user contacts, wherein the notification system will attempt to provide notifications to the first set user contracts in an order based at least in part on the first set of priorities. A database is configured to store the first set of user contacts and the first set of priorities. A voice interface circuit is configured to transmit a voice notification to at least one of the first set of user contacts.06-18-2009
20090156243SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND DISPLAY OF VISUAL MESSAGES ON SCREENS OF CONNECTED MOBILE DEVICES - A method for conveying a message to a user of a mobile device. The mobile device includes a display and memory. Message content is transferred from a server attached to the mobile device over a mobile network. Metadata is also transferred from the server. The metadata includes instructions for displaying the message content. The message content and the metadata are stored in the memory. The message content is read from the memory and the message is displayed on the display according to the instructions. The reading and displaying is performed by an by an application previously installed on the mobile device. The display events are logged to produce a log stored in the memory and the log is periodically transferred to the server. Preferably, the message content is provided by a customer and the message content stored on the server is targeted for the user. The customer receives the log from the server and preferably the customer subsidizes use of the mobile device based on the log.06-18-2009
20090156242METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR FORKING TRANSMISSION OF SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - The present disclosure provides method, system, and apparatus for forking transmission of Short Message Service (SMS) messages in IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) networks. The method includes: receiving an SMS message, constructing a SIP message in which the SMS message is encapsulated or in which the SIP message carries the content of the SMS message and further includes a forking indication indicating whether forking shall be employed, sending the SIP message to a Service-Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) in an IMS network, and determining by the S-CSCF whether forking shall be employed according to the forking indication. The method and system of the present disclosure enables the control over the SMS message from the Circuit Switched (CS) domain so that the SMS message can be sent through forking in the IMS domain to more than one user terminal.06-18-2009
20090156241Automatic Service Vehicle Hailing and Dispatch System and Method - A system and method are provided for improving efficiency of operation and convenience of access to a fleet of taxis, or other service vehicles, requiring rapid, on-demand dispatch to customer-determined locations. Automatic speech recognition (ASR) and/or radiolocation technology are used to automate the entry of the customer pickup location, and optionally the dropoff location and other relevant information as well. A customer speaks the pickup location into a cellular telephone which then digitizes and transmits it as a data communication to an ASR system. The ASR system decodes the digitized utterance into a pickup location which is passed to a vehicle matching and dispatch system. The vehicle matching and dispatch system matches a taxi and dispatches it to the pickup location. In one embodiment, the identified pickup location is transmitted to the customer's cellular telephone for confirmation or correction, before dispatch of the requested taxi.06-18-2009
20090156239Method for developing a potential customer profile using text messaging - A method for collecting information about potential buyers and matching the potential buyers with appropriate products or services. The present invention accomplishes these functions by providing a call center for receiving text message product inquiries from potential buyers. The call center captures the potential buyer's telephone number and associates the telephone number with a particular product. This association is stored for later reference.06-18-2009
20090156238USER-FRIENDLY OVER-THE-AIR PERSONALIZATION PROCESS FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE/PROXIMITY PAYMENT DEVICE - A method of operating a mobile telephone includes receiving a message in the mobile telephone and opening the message. Then a first screen display is presented by the mobile telephone. The first screen display provides an option for commencing the loading of a contactless payment function in the mobile telephone. The method further includes receiving an indication that the user selects the option, then displaying a second screen display. The second screen display permits the user to enter a verification code. User input to enter the verification code is then received. A payment card account number is loaded into the mobile telephone in response to receiving the verification code.06-18-2009
20090156237SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING SPECIAL NUMBER CALLS USING TEXT MESSAGE FORMAT WITH AUTOMATIC LOCATION FUNCTION - A system for treating special number calls placed from a calling instrument using a text messaging format; the system including: a plurality of message handling units configured in at least one communication network accessible by the calling instrument. At least one selected message handling unit operates to recognize an extant call placed using a special number from the calling instrument in a first the text messaging format. The message handling units cooperate to effect conveying a response communication to the calling instrument when the extant call is detected. The response communication alerts a user of the calling instrument to a return communication conveyed via a return communication channel supporting at least one locating function. The calling instrument employs the locating function to provide a substantially pinpoint geographic location of the calling instrument to at least one receiving message handling unit via the return communication channel.06-18-2009
20100029309TEXT MESSAGE BROADCASTING - In an embodiment, a first text message is received from a messaging initiator agent, the first text message comprising subscriber content. The subscriber content is sent in a second text message to one or more wireless communication units on a subscription list. A third text message may be sent to the messaging initiator agent, the third text message including an indication of a number of second text messages sent. The first text message may be received from a wireless communication unit or a personal computer associated with the messaging initiator agent over a network.02-04-2010
20100331023MESSAGE DELIVERY OVER LTE NETWORKS - Communication networks and methods are disclosed for delivering messages over LTE networks. One embodiment comprises a universal message center operable to deliver messages over an LTE network. The universal message center receives a message intended for a destination mobile device, and determines if the destination mobile device is LTE enabled. If the destination mobile device is LTE enabled, then the universal message center identifies a mobile IP address assigned to the destination mobile device in the LTE network. The universal message center then attempts to forward the message to the destination mobile device over the LTE network based on the mobile IP address. If the destination mobile device is not LTE enabled, then the universal message center identifies a store-and-forward (SFD) message center for an originator of the message, and forwards the message to the SFD message center for store-and-forward processing.12-30-2010
20120165047Method and Apparatus for Responding to Communication Notifications - An example approach is provided for determining one or more communication types and/or sources and providing one or more responses. At least one received communication is associated with at least one party. Further, at least one response is determined to the at least one communication. Furthermore, the at least one response is associated with one or more subsequent communications originating from the at least one party.06-28-2012
20090124274TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.05-14-2009
20090124268Systems and Methods for Advertising Through Text Messaging - Systems and methods are disclosed which relate to text messaging and advertising. Fonts and Emoticon sets are designed by advertisers to resemble a product, service, trademark, etc. These fonts and emoticon sets are then used in text messages by any and all text message users. The advertisers offer to pay a subsidiary amount for the text message as an incentive for users to use their fonts and emoticon sets.05-14-2009
20090124273Method and Arrangement for Providing at Least One Piece of Information to a User Mobile Communication Device - There is disclosed a process for providing at least one information message to a mobile communication device, especially a cellular phone of a user, wherein at least one NFC information message is requested by the user from a server, is processed by the server and the requested NFC information is sent via a mobile radio network to the mobile communication device, especially a cellular phone, PDA or the like of the user and wherein the received NFC information message is processed by at least one application program in the mobile communication device and is stored in at least one NFC memory such that a NFC receiver is capable of contact-less recalling the NFC information message. Moreover, a means for implementing such process is disclosed.05-14-2009
20090124272FILTERING TRANSCRIPTIONS OF UTTERANCES - A method for facilitating mobile phone messaging, such as text messaging and instant messaging, includes receiving audio data communicated from the mobile communication device, the audio data representing an utterance that is intended to be at least a portion of the text of the message that is to be sent from the mobile phone to a recipient; transcribing the utterance to text based on the received audio data to generate a transcription; and applying a filter to the transcribed text to generate a filtered transcription, the text of which is intended to mimic language patterns of mobile device messaging that is performed manually by users. The method may also be applied to the audio data of a voicemail, with the filtered, transcribed text being communicated to a mobile phone as, for example, an SMS text message.05-14-2009
20090124271MESSAGE INTERCEPT METHODS, SUCH AS FOR CUSTOMER SELF-SUPPORT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for intercepting calls from a remote or mobile device for customer self-support detects when users or subscribers send messages, such as text messages. If the message contains an address that corresponds to a predetermined address (such as a customer support address), the phone may intercept the message and display a list of potential solutions to the subscriber's problems. Various other features and embodiments are disclosed.05-14-2009
20090124270METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ANONYMOUSLY/PRIVATELY EXCHANGING TEXT MESSAGES - The present invention provides the ability to anonymously/privately send, receive or exchange text messages Registered users are given a unique code which is electronically linked to the user's mobile phone number and associated with a common short code of a provider of anonymous message exchange services. Registered users and or marketers may send SMS and MMS messages to other registered users that only display the sender's unique code as identification, thus allowing for anonymous mobile messaging between registered users.05-14-2009
20090124269Unsuccessful call alert - A method for a mobile phone to provide an unsuccessful call alert, including monitoring an outgoing call from a caller to a callee to determine if the callee is available, if the callee is not available, then automatically activating a message editor, automatically displaying a pre-defined call alert message, including an identifier of the caller and contact information for the caller, enabling the caller to edit the pre-defined call alert message, and sending the call alert message to the callee. A system is also described and claimed.05-14-2009
20090061913Cellular telephone with mirror display - A cellular telephone or any other handheld electronic device or computer or laptop equipped with a display and at least one key that can be a hard key, soft key, menu command, icon or voice activated command, where the key controls the display so that upon activation of that key, the display turns either partially or totally into a mirror while the device remains operational. A second key can optionally control the degree of fade between data display and mirror so that optionally data can appear superimposed either totally or partially on the mirror. The display can also contain a banner above or below the mirror (or anywhere) where caller ID, SMS messages or any other message can be displayed. Optionally, these messages can be overlaid on the display when a partial mirror (a mode where data and mirror functions merge together). The device can also optionally contain a set of lights that shine outward onto the user's face that can be controlled and/or dimmed by control of a key to increase visibility in the mirror in a darkened environment.03-05-2009
20100069105AUTOMATIC ROTATION THROUGH PLAY OUT OF AUDIO-CLIPS IN REPSONSE TO DETECTED ALERT EVENTS - A method and device for detecting alert events and responsively playing out audio-clips. The audio-clips may comprise data representing a sound recording. Playing out the audio-clips occurs in an order defined by a sequence. The audio-clips and the sequence are maintained in data storage. A processor executes program logic to detect a first alert event and responsively play out at least a first audio-clip of the sequence, and to detect a next alert event and responsively play out at least a next alert event of the sequence. After playing out all audio-clips in the sequence, play out of the audio-clips may then continue with the first audio-clip of the sequence.03-18-2010
20130045761Haptically Enabled Messaging - Method, device, and computer readable medium for generating haptically enabled messages. One disclosed method comprises the steps of receiving a user generated input, mapping the user generated input to a predetermined haptic feedback, assigning a haptic feedback command to the predetermined haptic feedback, inserting the haptic feedback command into a text message, and sending the text message.02-21-2013
20130045762COMMON BUS DESIGN FOR A TFT-LCD DISPLAY - Embodiments of the present invention provide for a FFS TFT LCD with a high refresh rate without limiting the aperture of individual pixels. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide for the use of common bus lines to reduce the effective resistance of the common electrode and to therefore allow for higher refresh rates of the display. Furthermore, the common bus lines can be positioned in such a manner so that they do not further reduce the aperture of the display. More specifically, the common bus lines can be positioned above or below existing elements of the display that are already opaque. Thus, adding the common bus lines need not reduce the aperture. The above can be achieved by, for example, placing the common bus lines above or below existing non-transparent lines, such as gate lines or data lines.02-21-2013
20130045763SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NOTICE OF VISITOR - A system for identifying presence of a visitor has a local device (02-21-2013
20080268882SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR ADDED COMMUNICATION OPTIONS - Various embodiments for short message service (SMS) enhancement techniques for added communication options are described. In one or more embodiments, a computing device may comprise an enhanced SMS client arranged to send and receive enhanced messages comprising embedded meta-language. The embedded meta-language may be interpreted and/or executed as programming instructions to provide added communication options for message composition and device interaction. The exchange of enhanced messages may convey richer information and/or provide additional functionality beyond the capabilities available using standard SMS messaging.10-30-2008
20090042589APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING AND RESTORING SMS MESSAGE - An apparatus and method for compressing and restoring a Short Message Service (SMS) are provided. The apparatus includes an input unit through characters are input by a user; a display unit displays the characters input by a user; a control unit which compares the characters input by the user with a stored sentence table of recommended sentences to determine whether there is at least one recommended sentence in the sentence table that corresponds to the input characters, and if it is determined that there is the at least one recommended sentence that corresponds to the input characters, controls the display unit to display the at least one recommended sentence; a converting unit which converts a recommended sentence selected by the user from among the at least one recommended sentence into a compression code; and a transmission unit which transmits an SMS message that includes the recommended sentence converted into the compression code.02-12-2009
20090042588Method and installation for transmitting a message with predetermined duration of validity addressed to a subscriber terminal - Method of transmitting a message with duration of validity destined for a subscriber terminal, comprising the formulating, in the message, of-a field containing information regarding duration of validity of the message and the monitoring of the validity of the message on the basis of the information contained in said field, wherein the message is transmitted to the terminal of the subscriber and, on the expiry of the duration of validity of the message, the message received by the terminal is modified or deleted in such a way as to prevent consultation thereof.02-12-2009
20130090140INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL, LINKAGE SERVER, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system 04-11-2013
20130090138Processing messages based on a destination device - A computer program product for instant message communication in a wireless and non-wireless environment. A message is sent from a mobile unit device over a wireless communication network. The message includes a destination address, information associated with the mobile unit device's user, message content and message address. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user at the instant message system, the destination address is associated with an instant message function, the associated instant message function is executed at the instant message system using the information contained in the message content, if required as determined by the associated instant message function. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user, the destination address is associated with an instant message name, an instant message is created according to the message content and is sent to the user with the associated instant message name.04-11-2013
20130090139REDIRECTION OF MESSAGE FROM MOBILE STATION BASED ON IDENTITY OF MOBILE STATION - An application service utilizes a single short code for messaging service through a mobile network, even though the one service is actually supported by multiple servers or the like, typically operated by different service providers. In the examples, a third party application service type platform is associated with the common short code of the application service. The third party platform performs intelligent routing/address changes to re-direct mobile station originated messages among the equipment of the service providers. The platform may also provide short code translations of source addresses, during processing of messages directed to mobile stations from the various application servers.04-11-2013
20100130238MOBILE-ORIGINATED SMS OVER A WIRELESS IP NETWORK - A method for offloads SMS messages from a voice network of a wireless carrier to a data network. The method includes sending a mobile originated SMS using hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) from a wireless handset to a short message service center (SMSC) over a wireless data network. The method further includes conducting a lookup at the SMSC to determine the home SMSC for the originating mobile handset and sending a redirect to the mobile handset as means to facilitate a dynamic update of the home SMSC location stored on the wireless handset.05-27-2010
20090305732MANAGING NOTIFICATION SERVICE CONNECTIONS AND DISPLAYING ICON BADGES - A method and apparatus to manage notification service connections. In one embodiment of the invention, a mobile device schedules a notification service connection message transmission interval for each of a plurality of notification service connections. The mobile device also associates a notification service connection message transmission window with each notification service connection message transmission interval. The mobile device synchronizes transmission of notification service connection messages based on overlapping notification service connection message transmission windows. Responsive to receiving a notification message on one of the notification service connections, an icon badge is displayed on the mobile device for the appropriate application.12-10-2009
20090305731DYNAMIC URL SELF-FORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMBINING CALLER & RECEIVER'S INFORMATION - The present invention relates to data communication system and method enabling the utilization of contents by accessing the wireless Internet through self-formation of a dynamic URL by the caller's terminal application. When the caller attempts a voice call or a data call, the contents menu list registered by the receiver (or contents provider) and the caller/receiver information are transferred to the caller's terminal through a paging channel. Then, an application software stored in the caller's terminal processes the service option and displays the menu based on the menu list and caller/receiver information. Subsequently, in response to the caller's menu utilization request, a dynamic URL is formed from the combination of the identification number and contents type of the menu selected by the caller and the caller/receiver information.12-10-2009
20090305730AUTOMATIC CONTACT RECOGNITION FROM SMS - A first mobile device receives an input to send data via a text messaging protocol to a second mobile device. The data is marked up with one or more transparent text message characters to delimit fields in the data. The marked up data is transmitted via the text messaging protocol to the second mobile device.12-10-2009
20090305729PHONE BASED TEXT MESSAGE LANGUAGE TRANSLATION - Processing text messages by a message processing server to translate the text message from a native language to a preferred language. Operation begins with receiving text message delivery language preferences regarding a wireless device, the text message delivery language preferences identifying at least one preferred language for delivery of text messages to the wireless device. Operation continues with receiving a text message intended for the wireless device, the text message in a native language. Further, based upon the text message delivery language preferences regarding the wireless device, operation determines a preferred language for delivery of the text message, the preferred language different than the native language. Then, the text message is translated from the native language to the preferred language and transmitted in the preferred language for delivery to the wireless device.12-10-2009
20090163231INTERACTIVE MESSAGE SERVICE SYSTEM AND ITS METHOD - The present invention relates to a system and method of transmitting text messages to and from mobile phones. In further detail, the invention presents an interactive message service (IMS) system and related methods that are characterized by composing the inquiring party's message in a multiple-choice question format; and by sending back the inquiring party a text message specifying the responding party's choice, which is made by pressing the numeric key corresponding to the choice, if and when the responding party makes a choice.06-25-2009
20130072237VOICE CONTROLLED CELL PHONE - A hand-free voice controlled cell phone which includes an antenna, a transceiver coupled to the antenna, a processor coupled to the transceiver, a microphone coupled to the processor and a speaker coupled to the processor. A memory unit is within the processor. A first program within the memory unit is for converting a voice message from the microphone made by a person using the cell phone into a text message for deaf person. The processor can output the text message to the transceiver and out of the antenna, to allow another person using a remote second cell phone to receive the text message. The first program for converting the voice message into a text message includes a voice-to-text software.03-21-2013
20130072239ELECTRONIC MESSAGE FORWARDING - The invention provides a method of transmitting electronic messages in a computer environment. The preferred embodiment receives an electronic message addressed to a telephone number and determines an instant message identifier associated with the telephone number. In response to the determination that an instant message identifier associates with the telephone number, it is further determined whether an instant message receiver is available to receive messages addressed to the instant message identifier. In response to a determination that an instant message receiver is available to receive instant messages addressed to the instant message identifier, the electronic message is forwarded as an instant message addressed to the instant message identifier. In response to a determination that no instant message receiver is available to receive instant messages addressed to the instant message identifier, the electronic message is sent to a mobile device at the telephone number.03-21-2013
20130072238Method and Apparatus for Verifying Network Management Short Message of Wireless Public Phone - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for verifying a network management short message of a wireless public phone. The method comprises: receiving a network management short message containing a sending party number, a sending party short message center number and a short message content; comparing the sending party number with a pre-stored number; when the sending party number is consistent with the pre-stored number, comparing the sending party short message center number with a pre-stored short message center number; when the sending party short message center number is consistent with the pre-stored short message center number, comparing the short message content in the network management short message with a pre-stored short message content; and when the short message content in the network management short message is consistent with the pre-stored short message content, confirming that the verification of the network management short message succeeds.03-21-2013
20110098063METHOD TO DELIVER SMS MESSAGES IN LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) EVOLVED PACKET CORE (EPC) - A system and methodology that facilitates Short Message Service (SMS) delivery in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) environment is provided. In particular, an interface is provided, which enables a Mobility Management Entity (MME) to communicate directly with a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) to facilitate delivery of SMS in an evolved packet core (EPC). In one aspect, the interface can be most any SS7-based interface, such as a Gd interface. In another aspect, the interface can be an IP based (e.g., SS7 over IP) interface. Accordingly, the MME can utilize the interface to establish direct communication with the SMSC, without employing intermediate network elements (e.g., mobile switching centers).04-28-2011
20110059757SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC DELIVERY OF 411 CALLER INFORMATION - A client application on a mobile handset that identifies a short message service (SMS) messages in a 411 format and extracts the caller identification information in the SMS message. The client application presents a query on the display or keypad of the mobile handset that allows the subscriber to automatically enter the extracted caller identification information into the contacts or caller information directory on the mobile device.03-10-2011
20130059613SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING END TO END INTERACTIVE MOBILE APPLICATIONS USING SMS - System and method for providing end to end interactive mobile applications are described. The present invention provides a complete solution for implementing and distributing interactive mobile applications via short message service. The instant invention is a new process for developing, managing, transmitting and rendering mobile interactive applications through short messaging service. The mobile interactive application is developed using web based interactive development environment. Once the application is developed, it is delivered to large number of mobile stations through SMS channel by an application provider. The received application on the mobile station is rendered and executed, and the user is able to interact with the application. Further, the user can also send the response to the application provider resulting in a two way communication.03-07-2013
20130059612Method and data card for shielding short message receiving function - The disclosure discloses a method for shielding a short message receiving function. The method includes the following steps of: storing parameters related to short-message-receiving-function-shielding in an Element File (EF) in a Subscriber Identity Model (SIM) card; performing inter-verification by utilizing the EF in the SIM-card and a Non Volatile (NV) random access memory in a data card to determine whether the SIM-card is applied to the data card; and when the SIM-card is determined to be applied to the data card, reporting the parameters related to short-message-receiving-function-shielding to a network during the process of attaching mobile terminal to the network. Compared with the conventional art, the technical solution of the disclosure can shield the short message receiving function without generating short message fee, so as to enhance the stability of the data service to a large extent and increase the flexibility for a subscriber in selecting the service type at the terminal.03-07-2013
20090270115Receipt Notification of Asynhronous Messages - A method and a system for personalized notification of reception of a message, comprising a step of composing an MMS message on a first terminal (10-29-2009
20100069100Systems and Methods for Wireless Number Portability Solution for Inter-Carrier Messaging - Systems and methods for alleviating the signaling system number 7 (SS7) network by routing WNP data queries for a number's Service Provider ID (SPID) from the SS7 network to a database that resides within the IP network and processed therein for many applications, including inter-carrier SMS and MMS. The WNP data is maintained by the carrier internally, and the query is an IP query for a Service Provider ID (SPID). The system includes an intelligent routing server connected to a messaging service center. The intelligent routing server determines: (1) if the originator subscriber is a valid user of a particular service; and (2) whether the remote receiver is one of its own carrier subscribers. If it is determined that the remote receiver is one of the carriers own subscriber's service provider, then the intelligent routing server routes the SMS to an appropriate messaging service center for delivery of the message to the remote receiver. If the intelligent routing server determines that the remote receiver is not one of its own subscriber's service provider, then the intelligent routing server performs a query to a WNP database to determine a four digit service provider ID for the destination remote receiver from the WNP database for the remote receiver, and uses the WNP data information to route the message over the intelligent routing server to the remote receiver.03-18-2010
20130065619METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING SHORT MESSAGE - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and apparatus for processing a short message, and a system, and relate to the field of communications technologies, which enable a terminal to receive a short message in time on the premise of not interrupting a current PS service, enhance user experience, reduce resource consumption of a short message service, and optimizes a utilization rate of a network resource. A method for processing a short message provided in an embodiment of the present invention includes: determining, by a network element in 2G or 3G, that a current service type is short message; receiving, by the network element, a short message sent by an MME; and delivering, by the network element, the short message to a terminal through an established PS connection.03-14-2013
20130065618SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICES TO INSTANT MESSAGING CONVERSION - Implementations of the present disclosure involve a system and method for federating communications between a first network that transmits and receives messages formatted in a first format and a second network that transmits and receives messages formatted in a second format. The system and method are configured to receive a message from the first network formatted in the first format. The system then converts the message into a unified format that may be sent to the second network. After receiving the message in the unified format, the message may then be converted into the format of the second network and sent on the second network like any other message on the second network.03-14-2013
20130065617System for Reducing Radiation for Cellular Users - The system, which retrofits existing brand mobile telephones by adding short range audio and command application and by adding a server to distance harmful radiation, comprises a server, a client mobile telephone having a long range and a short range transceiver, the client having a SIM module. The server has a short range and a long range transceiver and a second SIM module that has priority over the client with the network. The server, when in communication range with the client, receives the incoming call from the base station, transfers audio to the client by short range communication, receives audio from the client handset and transmit a signal corresponding to the audio to the base station. In a remote SIM version, instead of server having a physical second subscriber identification module, the client's SIM module data is sent by short range communication from the client to the server03-14-2013
20110021220METHODS AND DEVICES FOR INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF USERS IN A CONVERSATION OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Methods and devices are disclosed for including a plurality of users in a conversation over a communication network. A conversation is initiated when a text message is received requesting the conversation. A conversation is established using conversation gateways currently unused by users to be included in the conversation. Communication may occur across gateways in order to conserve conversation gateway resources.01-27-2011
20110021219 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING PUSH CONTENT TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A system is provided for delivering push content to a wireless device. The system includes a central storage device, a push content delivery component, and a transfer protocol delivery component. The central storage device stores push content to be delivered to the wireless device. The push content delivery component generates a manifest identification (ID) of content to be delivered to the wireless device and delivers the manifest ID to the wireless device in a communication. The delivery component includes the central storage device and is connected to the push content delivery component. The delivery component delivers the manifest to the wireless device upon receipt of the manifest ID from the wireless device and delivers to the wireless device the content identified in the manifest upon request from the wireless device.01-27-2011
20110021218LIMITED LIFESPAN FOR OUTGOING DATA AT A MOBILE DEVICE - An outgoing message may be generated, at a mobile communication device, based on a received application definition document, which indicates a lifespan for the message. In conjunction with generating a message in accordance with a format provided in the application definition document, a message expiry time may be generated. The message may be stored in a queue for transmission. Additionally, an indication of the expiry time may be stored in the queue in association with the message. The expiry time of the message may periodically be compared to the current time to determine whether the message has expired. Upon expiry, a user of the mobile communication device may be presented with the option to cancel transmission of the message or re-attempt transmission.01-27-2011
20110021217Short Message-Based Terminal Communication Systems and Methods - Short message-based terminal communication systems and methods are provided. The system includes a transmission terminal, a central server, and at least one reception terminal. The transmission terminal generates a short message, and transmits the short message to the central server. The short message includes a service identifier, an application parameter, contents, and at least one reception terminal. The central server parses the short message, and transmits the short message to the at least one reception terminal. After the short message is received, the reception terminal determines whether the service identifier conforms to a predefined service identifier. If so, the reception terminal launches a specific application procedure according to the application parameter, and displays the contents of the short message in the specific application procedure.01-27-2011
20110021216Messaging in mobile telecommunications networks - A method of routing legacy messages between a message centre and a mobile telecommunications device registered with a mobile telecommunications network, which mobile telecommunications network includes a plurality of base stations each serving a plurality of mobile telecommunications devices, and a plurality of mobility management entities, each serving a plurality of said base stations, the mobility management entities (being adapted to communicate using a legacy protocol with a legacy network for routing the legacy messages between the message centre and the mobile telecommunications device via the legacy network. A legacy message interworking function communicates with the mobility management entities using the legacy protocol and directly routes messages between the mobility management entities and the message centre without routing the messages via the legacy network.01-27-2011
20090253446METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A COMMUNICATION SESSION - A method and device for providing a communication session with a plurality of users. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) transmitting an initiation message from the first terminal to the second terminal, the initiation message including a first address assigned to the first terminal, (2) dividing a display of the first terminal to simultaneously display text to be transmitted from the first terminal and text received from the second terminal, the dividing based on if there is text to be transmitted by the first terminal, (3) receiving the initiation message at the second terminal, (4) transmitting a first reply to the initiation message from the second terminal to the first terminal and (5) receiving the first reply at the first terminal.10-08-2009
20090233633MOBILE ALERTING NETWORK - A Mobile Alert Network service includes identifying an Alert Area related to an Event Location, identifying a group of subscribers in the Alert Area, and broadcasting an Alert Message to the identified subscribers in a push-to-talk-equivalent environment. The Alert Messages can alert the subscribers about the cause of the alert, offer message related choices, and offer event related choices, such as promotion information or offers. The MAN Service may include an Alert Information Service, a Subscriber Selector, and a Broadcast Module to generate an Alert Message. The event related choices may be generated based on campaigns by Promotional Agents. A wrapper can be downloaded to manage Alert Messages, a mailbox, and to update on board applications. An on-board logger can provide a detailed account of the operations of the handset and its user. A Sensor Array can be used to determine the location of users, based on the self-identification information, broadcast by the cell phones.09-17-2009
20090233632Mobile Communication Terminal Apparatus - A mobile communication terminal apparatus of the present invention has a mail transmitting function, and stores therein a first mail text that includes particular data, and at least one destination. Also, the mobile communication terminal apparatus stores therein, for each of parties including the destination, replacement information that shows whether a party corresponding thereto requires mail text replacement. If the replacement information corresponding to the destination shows that mail text replacement is not required, the mobile communication terminal apparatus transmits the first mail text to the destination. If the replacement information corresponding to the destination shows that mail text replacement is required, the mobile communication terminal apparatus composes a second mail text from the first mail text by editing at least the particular data, and transmits the second mail text to the destination.09-17-2009
20090233631System for reporting incidents using a text message - A process and system used for reporting and processing incidents of aggressive, dangerous, and discourteous drivers using Short Message Service (SMS) data, also known as “text messaging” using key words or characters. A hand held electronic device is used to send a text message location reporting emergency or non-emergency information to a central processing unit. By establishing a process and system that utilizes mobile hand held electronic devices or cell phones to report emergency and non-emergency information through text messaging and downloading that information to the central processing unit, this data is then put through a filtration process to allow the most serious road violators and those needing help to be easily retrieved. The information is then transmitted to a subscriber via text message and/or email for corrective action or for dispatching emergency help.09-17-2009
20090233630TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES APPARATUS AND METHODS - A text message for delivery to an intended destination terminal (09-17-2009
20100029308DIRECT MOBILE STATION-TO-MOBILE STATION COMMUNICATION OF MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE SERVICE (MMS) MESSAGES - Multimedia message service (MMS) communications directly between mobile stations avoid interactions with a MMS Center (MMSC). In the examples, the originating station sends a short message service (SMS) message notifying the destination mobile station of the availability of the MMS message. This message provides an IP address of the originating station and an identifier for retrieval of the MMS message. In response, the destination mobile station sends back a packet message using the IP address of the originating station and the identifier, to request retrieval of the MMS message. The request message also includes an IP address for packet communication with the destination station. The originating mobile station uses that address for packet communication of the MMS message to the destination mobile station. In the examples, the destination station sends the MMS message to a regional node, for possible transcoding and/or to facilitate billing.02-04-2010
20090011781System and method for distributing advertisements to third-party SMS content providers - Methods, apparatuses and systems enabling delivery of advertising to third-party short message service (SMS) content providers. An SMS content provider sends a request to an ad server for an advertisement to append to an outgoing mobile terminated message. The ad server retrieves an advertisement from the ad database that meets available character constraints as well as targeting parameters based on user area code, time, content-channel, and content of the message. If targeting parameters are satisfied, the ad server sends advertisement to SMS content provider to append to outgoing message. The ad server sends receipt of delivery to reporting database. The present invention provides methods, apparatuses and systems for third-party SMS content providers to retrieve advertisements for delivery to their mobile users, track retrieval of advertisements, and receive compensation in exchange for advertisement distribution. The present invention provides methods, apparatuses and systems for advertisers to create text-based advertisements, set targeting parameters, and view ad delivery reports across all third-party SMS content affiliates.01-08-2009
20090011780Methods and Systems of Creating and Managing Addresses Corresponding to Disparate Communication Channels and Sending Messages to and Receiving Replies from Such Addresses - The invention includes systems and methods for creating and managing lists of addresses (mobile phone numbers, email addresses, and so on) corresponding to disparate communication channels and sending messages to addresses or groups of addresses that may correspond to disparate communication channels, and receiving replies via one or more of these communication channels. In particular, the invention relates to systems and methods for creating and managing lists of addresses where some of the addresses may be mobile phone numbers and other addresses may correspond to other communication channels including email and systems and methods of determining the gateway or domain if an incomplete address, determining the MIME type for the content of the message, determining the wrapper for the content of the message, sending the message to one or more addresses or a group of addresses, and receiving replies via one or more of these communication channels.01-08-2009
20100087211PROXIMITY MARKETING SERVER APPARATUS - Prepared content assessable by a server is transmitted to a mobile communication device having wireless communication capability. A proximity broadcast node coupled to the server by a network detects if a mobile communication device within a data communication range of the node. The node then attempts to establish a peer-to-peer connection with the mobile device. When a connection is established, the node delivers the prepared content to the mobile device. If the user of the mobile device ignores the connection or does not respond to a connection attempt; future attempts to transmit the prepared content to the mobile device are prohibited.04-08-2010
20100087212Methods and Apparatus for Supporting Short Burst Messages Over Wireless Communication Networks - In accordance with a method for supporting short burst messages over a wireless communication network, mobile-originated short burst messages may be sent using at least one of a message-based approach and a service flow-based approach. Also, mobile-terminated short burst messages may be received using at least one of the message-based approach and the service flow-based approach.04-08-2010
20100087214ASYNCHRONOUS URL NOTIFICATION - A method for sending a URL from a computing device to a recipient's mobile device, the method includes: generating a URL notification during an Internet session on a computing device; sending the URL notification to an Asynchronous URL Notification daemon; composing a Control SMS that comprises the URL; locating compatible communication devices; wherein the locating is performed with the daemon interacting with a local Bluetooth stack to identify the communication devices; wherein the communication devices are Bluetooth enabled devices that support an Asynchronous URL Notification profile; generating a list of communication devices; receiving the user's selection of a communication device; pairing the selected communication device with the computing device; retrieving an address book from the selected communication device; and displaying a list of recipients from the address book; sending the Control SMS to a recipient's mobile device in response to the user selection from the list of recipients.04-08-2010
20130165167PERMISSION BASED TEXT MESSAGING - A user may receive one or more text messages after the user is authorized. The potential user can opt in through a web page in one embodiment. Once the potential user sends an initial request, the user may receive a first text message containing an authorization code on their mobile phone. The user may enter the authorization code back to a web page. Receipt of the authorization code may trigger the phone number of the potential user to be added to a list of authorized text message receivers. One or more text messages may then be sent to authorized phone numbers on the list.06-27-2013
20130165164Transferring Media Context Information Based on Proximity to a Mobile Device - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for transitioning the playing of content between devices. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a first notification; receiving media context information identifying media content played by a first player device; associating the media context information with a mobile device; receiving a second notification, and in response to receiving the second notification, instructing a second player device to begin playing media content. Capability information indicating types of content that the second player can play can be received. The second player can be instructed to play the media content identified in the media context information beginning at a location specified in the media context information or to play second media content related to the identified media content where the second media content has a type that can be played by the second player device.06-27-2013
20130165165Situation-Aware Message Presentation For Automotive Messaging - A text message processing arrangement is described for use in a mobile environment. A mobile messaging application processes user text messages during a user messaging session. A user state model reflects situational parameters to characterize user cognitive load. A functionality control module adjusts functional performance of the mobile messaging application based on the user state model.06-27-2013
20130165166AUTOMATICALLY ENABLING THE FORWARDING OF INSTANT MESSAGES - Some implementations may enable instant messages to be automatically forwarded. For example, a computing device may receive an electronic message and an indication of a sender-specified destination for the electronic message. The computing device may determine whether the destination is available to receive an electronic message using a first mode of communication. The computing device may determine whether a mobile telephone number is associated with the destination. The computing device may transmit a communication to the mobile telephone number based on the electronic message in response to determining that the destination is unavailable and that the mobile telephone number is associated with the destination.06-27-2013
20120238300UNIFIED ADDRESSING - An outgoing message composed on a mobile wireless communication device may be recognized as including a Short Messaging Service (SMS) destination address in an addressing field. The outgoing message may then be processed to create a SMS message payload. The SMS message payload may then be passed to a SMS client application executed on the wireless communication device with an indication of the SMS destination address so that the SMS client application may form an SMS message based on the SMS message payload and the indication of the SMS destination address.09-20-2012
20120238299MESSAGING SYSTEM AND SERVICE - A method of modifying a data message during transmission through a data communications network, the data communications network being arranged to deliver messages under control of a network operator and including a first store-and-forward network node. The first store-and-forward network node is arranged to store data messages and forward the same to a recipient in dependence on status data corresponding to a terminal associated therewith. The method further includes receiving a message at a second store-and-forward node, wherein the second store-and-forward node is different from the first store-and-forward network node, arranging for the message to be modified before being forwarded from the second store-and forward node, and transmitting the message to the first store-and-forward network node for forwarding to the recipient.09-20-2012
20080261636Method and system for enhanced messaging - Techniques for acquiring, sending, receiving or using status information from a remote location over a network are disclosed. The status information is transmitted over the network between or among electronic devices. The status information can be provided by one or more sensors associated with the electronic device that is transmitting the status information. The status information can be transmitted with messages so as to enhance the messages. The electronic devices include at least computing devices, such as personal computers, personal digital assistants, pagers, and mobile telephones.10-23-2008
20120077527NETWORK EVENT IDENTIFICATION AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A method and apparatus for detecting events in an electrical network is provided. The method and apparatus measure a plurality of electrical parameters on the electrical network. A precursor event is detected. The measured parameters are captured and analyzed. The precursor event is categorized and a plurality of notifications having integrated data related to the event are electronically transmitted.03-29-2012
20120270577Method for short message signaling intercommunication and short message service center - The present disclosure discloses a method for short message signaling intercommunication and a short message service center (SMSC), relating to the field of mobile number portability (MNP) service in mobile communications technology, and applying to solve the problem in the prior art that the process of the short message signaling intercommunication cannot be applied to the MNP service. The method includes: step 10-25-2012
20100159967METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A FAMILY CENTER - A family center system and method is provided that allows receiving from a registered family member a family message intended for other registered family members and determines, based on a set of rules, to which of other registered family members to push the family message, mode of transport by which to push the family message, and the schedule according to which to push the family message. A technique involving a tile is provided that allows displaying a unified view of information onto a plurality of registered devices, regardless of device platform and/or communications network. The system and method provides a variety of services to registered family members and allows third party application plug-in for offering third party services. The system and method receives a SMS message and stores such message as a family message for subsequent access or family message treatment.06-24-2010
20100279717SHORT USER MESSAGES IN SYSTEM CONTROL SIGNALING - Short user messages can be conveyed in system management signaling for a data or telephony network. In one example, a first control message is sent from a first radio to a second radio, the control message including a data field, the data field containing a short message directed from a user of the first radio to a user of a third radio. In response, a second control message is received in reply to the first control message from the second radio, the second control message including a data field, the data field containing a response to the short message.11-04-2010
20110136519INTELLIGENT ROUTING OF SMS AND MMS MESSAGES TO SHORT CODES - Systems, methods, and apparatus that facilitate effective routing of short message service (SMS) and multimedia messaging service (MMS) messages via short codes are presented herein. A group message component can be configured to receive a message transmitted via a wireless communications device, and determine whether the message comprises at least two addressees. A short code component can be configured to identify whether the at least two addressees are associated with at least one short code, and recognize whether the message comprises only text. A routing component can be configured to convert the message to an SMS message when the message comprises the at least two addressees, the at least two addressees are associated with the at least one short code, and the message comprises only text. Further, the routing component can be configured to route the SMS message to the at least one short code.06-09-2011
20080274756MESSAGE HANDLING BASED ON RECEIVER DISPLAY SIZE - Before sending an original text-based message to a receiver that is known to have a display screen of limited size, a user may indicate a desire to translate the original message, at least in part, into a visually compressed message, where the visually compressed message uses abbreviations in place of many of the strings of characters in the original message.11-06-2008
20110281595Communication method and system - The present invention relates generally to a method and system for communicating over a telecommunications network between a service provider and one or more users, wherein the service provider has access to multiple distinct addresses in the telecommunications network and each user is identified by an address, more specifically where a first message can be sent over at least a portion of the telecommunications network to a user's address, the reply address of the message having a first reply address selected from the multiple distinct addresses and determining, based on a reply from a user's address to the first reply address, a second message and a second reply address, wherein the second reply address can be selected from the available multiple distinct addresses and is distinct from the first reply address.11-17-2011
20110281597AIDED CONSTRUCTION OF SMS STATUS MESSAGES TO CAREGIVERS - In one example, a portable device displays a first subset of a set of predefined text statements, and receives a user selection of one of the displayed text statements over an input interface of the portable device. Conditionally based on which one of the displayed text statements is identified by the user selection, the portable device displays a second subset of the set of predefined text statements on the display of the portable device. The portable device then generates a text message with user data containing text taken from at least a particular one of the set of predefined text statements according to the received user selection(s).11-17-2011
20110281599Narrowcasting From Public Displays, and Related Methods - A user with a cell phone interacts, in a personalized session, with an electronic sign system. In some embodiments, the user's location relative to the sign is discerned from camera imagery—either imagery captured by the cell phone (i.e., of the sign), or captured by the sign system (i.e., of the user). Demographic information about the user can be estimated from imagery captured acquired by the sign system, or can be accessed from stored profile data associated with the user. The sign system can transmit payoffs (e.g., digital coupons or other response data) to viewers—customized per user demographics. In some arrangements, the payoff data is represented by digital watermark data encoded in the signage content. The encoding can take into account the user's location relative to the sign—allowing geometrical targeting of different payoffs to differently-located viewers. Other embodiments allow a user to engage an electronic sign system for interactive game play, using the cell phone as a controller.11-17-2011
20110281598User Interface and Method for Viewing Short Messages on a Wireless Device - A method is performed by an electronic communication device. The method includes storing electronic messages, and storing criteria for determining whether a stored message is related to a current message. A current electronic message is displayed to a user of the communication device, including the current message's outside address and message body. The relevance of each of the stored messages to the current message is assessed based on the previously-stored criteria. Those messages that meet the criteria are selected and displayed along with the current message.11-17-2011
20110281596User Interface Methods And Apparatus For Use In Communicating Messages To Multiple Recipients - Methods and apparatus for use in communicating messages to multiple recipients are described. A wireless device receives a first input request for creating a new message, and also receives one or more second input requests for selecting a plurality of recipient identifiers for the new message. The wireless device also receives a third input request which indicates whether or not the message is for a group conversation. When the third input request indicates group conversation, the wireless device formats the recipient identifiers in first header fields (e.g., CC header fields) of an MMS message. When the third input request indicates no group conversation, the wireless device alternatively formats the recipient identifiers in second header fields (e.g., BCC header fields) of the MMS message. The MMS message is then transmitted to the recipient identifiers via a wireless network. Recipient devices may process the message as group or non-group (e.g., broadcast) depending on the field locations of the recipient identifiers.11-17-2011
20110281594CONSOLIDATING INTERNATIONAL SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MESSAGES DESTINED TO MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS - Two or more received SMS messages can be aggregated into a single consolidated SMS message. The consolidated SMS message can be conveyed across a boundary in accordance with SMS protocols. A fee per SMS message can be incurred for conveying SMS messages across the boundary. The fee can be minimized by use of the consolidated SMS message in lieu of having to convey multiple SMS messages. Once the consolidated SMS message have been conveyed across the boundary, the consolidated SMS message can be parsed or decomposed into its constituent SMS messages, each of which can be conveyed to an intended recipient.11-17-2011
20080268884Method and System For Transmitting Short Message Service Using Messenger, and Computer Readable Recording Medium Recording Program For Implementing the Method - A method of transmitting an SMS message using a messenger, the method including: generating a predetermined SMS transmission area associated with an SMS transmission; providing a user with a messenger chat window including the generated SMS transmission area; displaying a received message in a display area of the messenger chat window when the message is received through an input area of the messenger chat window from the user; calculating a capacity of a selected message when the displayed message is selected by the user: dividing the message into a plurality of massages according to a predetermined reference capacity when the message capacity exceeds the reference capacity; displaying the divided message and the divided message capacity in the input area; and transmitting the SMS message including the message when a request for transmitting the message is received from the user, and a system using the method is provided.10-30-2008
20090061916SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of receiving a Short Message Service (SMS) message by a mobile station in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving a paging message including a first field indicating whether there is a broadcast SMS message to be received from a base station, if the first field is set to a value indicating that the broadcast SMS message is to be received, recognizing a broadcast transport Connection IDentifier (CID) indicating a channel over which to transmit the broadcast SMS message, and a data burst allocation region by decoding a broadcast MAP Information Element (IE), and receiving the broadcast SMS message, transmitted using a resource of the data burst allocation region, through the channel over which to transmit the broadcast SMS message.03-05-2009
20090069037SMS SHORTCODE ALLOCATION - A system, apparatus, and method are directed towards managing short code allocation policies across a plurality of different carriers for multiple applications. Each carrier provides to a centralized routing service a short code policy that includes an extension allocation policy. The extension allocation policy may specify whether the extensions are allocated based on a dynamical recycle allocation, a range recycle allocation, a pass-through allocation, or a re-usekey based allocation policy, or other mechanism. When a message is sent from an application, a carrier is determined to send the message to a destination mobile device. The carrier's short code policy, including the extension allocation policy, is then used to select how to allocate and/or re-allocate a short code and extension for use with the message. The message may then be modified to include the selected short code and extension, and is then sent using the determined network carrier.03-12-2009
20110130158Short Message Service Network Plug-In - An apparatus for use with communication devices, the communication devices being configured to send and receive SMS messages, the apparatus includes a memory configured to store information indicative of the communication devices that are configured to process an SMS message of a first type, a processor configured to receive an SMS message of the first type from a first communication device, wherein the received SMS message includes contact information related to a user of the first communication device, analyze the received SMS message to determine information indicative of a destination address of the SMS message, the destination address corresponding to a second communication device, determine whether the second communication device is configured to receive SMS messages of the first type using the information indicative of the destination address and the information stored in the memory, send an outgoing SMS message to the second communication device wherein the outgoing SMS message is of the first type if it is determined that the second communication device is configured to receive SMS messages of the first type, and the outgoing SMS message is of a second type if it is determined that the second communication device is not configured to receive SMS messages of the first type.06-02-2011
20110130157TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT - Transaction identifiers for transactions are managed to mitigate potential mismatches that may occur in the event a message associated with the transaction is not delivered to the intended destination. For example, in the event an access terminal accepts a bearer context request, the access terminal may not immediately release the transaction identifier associated with that transaction. In this way, in the event the access terminal receives a second bearer context request associated with that same transaction identifier (e.g., due to the accept message not reaching the network), the access terminal may send a second accept message in response to the second bearer context request.06-02-2011
20110300884METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUGGESTING A MESSAGE SEGMENT BASED ON A CONTEXTUAL CHARACTERISTIC IN ORDER TO DRAFT A MESSAGE - An apparatus may include a messaging module configured to suggest a message segment in order to draft a message. A contextual characteristic determiner may be used to determine contextual characteristics of the apparatus, the recipient of a call, and/or the user of the apparatus and thereby the messaging module may suggest the message segment based on the contextual characteristics. The contextual characteristics may include user emotions, which may be recognized by an emotion recognizer. Message segments may also be based on prior messaging history. Thereby, the apparatus may suggest message segments in order to more easily draft messages when, for example, initiating or responding to attempted voice communications. Further, the apparatus may include a reminder scheduler which is configured to schedule a reminder to respond to an attempted voice communication.12-08-2011
20110287788SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE SERVICES USING SMS COMMUNICATIONS - An enhanced services platform has an interface for receiving a communication from a user requesting a desired data. An automated response module parses the communication and retrieves the desired data. The enhanced services platform arranges the desired data into a response message that is sent to the user, where the response message includes an embedded code corresponding to a link allowing the user to re-contact the enhanced services platform. An operator assistance module receives communications from the user initiated via the link to provide further assistance regarding the user's request.11-24-2011
20110319105FREE-HAND MOBILE MESSAGING-METHOD AND DEVICE - A communication system and device that enables free-hand drawn SMS (Short Messaging Service) messages to be transmitted and received from/to various user devices. A buffer device is inserted within a GSM compatible handset providing a buffer for both conventional SMS messages created by typing a message on the keypad of the handset and for free-hand drawn SMS messages created by drawing or writing the free-hand message on a data entry device. An optional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) facility can be provided in either the buffer device inserted within the handset or in a network server that receives the transmitted message and processes it for proper routing to the intended recipient.12-29-2011
20120231822METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGING ACROSS CELLULAR NETWORKS AND A PUBLIC DATA NETWORK - A computer program product for instant message communication in a wireless and non-wireless environment. A message is sent from a mobile unit device over a wireless communication network. The message includes a destination address, information associated with the mobile unit device's user, message content and message address. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user at the instant message system, the destination address is associated with an instant message function, the associated instant message function is executed at the instant message system using the information contained in the message content, if required as determined by the associated instant message function. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user, the destination address is associated with an instant message name, an instant message is created according to the message content and is sent to the user with the associated instant message name.09-13-2012
20110294525TEXT ENHANCEMENT - A method including receiving text authored by a user to create a text message; interpreting a meaning of the text; determining a mood of the user; obtaining contextual information, wherein the contextual information comprises at least one of time of day, day of the week, whether it is a holiday, a user location, or a relationship between the user and a recipient of the text message; selecting a classification for the text message based on the meaning of the text, the mood of the user, and the contextual information; displaying text enhancements for the text message from which the user can select, wherein the text enhancements are based on the classification; receiving a user selection for the text enhancements; including the user selected text enhancements with the text message; and sending the text message with the text enhancements to a recipient.12-01-2011
20110294526Method And System Of Delivering A Mobile-Terminated SMS Message - A Mobile Switching Center (MSC) receives a short message intended for a mobile station. The MSC determines whether the mobile station is registered at the MSC. If not registered, the MSC sends a query message to associated Mobility Management Entities (MMEs). One of the MMEs sends a message to the MSC indicating that the MME is serving the mobile station.12-01-2011
20090104924Mobile communication method and system - In the method for wireless communication between a terminal and a base station supporting a real time packet transfer service mode and reliable packet transfer service mode according to the present invention, one of the real time packet transfer service mode and reliable packet transfer service mode is selected and a communication channel between the terminal and the base station is established, and the packet data are bidirectionally exchanged between the terminal and the base station over the communication channel in real time.04-23-2009
20090104923System and Method for Enhanced Message Addressing - Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of wireless messaging ecosystems, today and in the future the addressing of a message needs to include—and all of the different entities that process messages (e.g., Wireless Carriers, intermediaries, enterprises, Content Providers, Service Providers, etc.) need to support—additional (i.e., enhanced, flexible, extensible, etc.) message addressing capabilities. The present invention provides an infrastructure that supports such additional (i.e., enhanced, flexible, extensible, etc.) message addressing capabilities through, among other things, the availability of Dynamic Tags (DynaTags). The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.04-23-2009
20090104922Architecture and Methods for Inter-Carrier Multi-Media Messaging - Multi-Media Messaging (MMS) services so that numerous wireless operators can transmit MMS messages between them. The architecture also provides for delivery, at least of notification messages, to those wireless operators who are not part of the overall inter-carrier MMS infrastructure04-23-2009
20130190023DIRECT SMS MESSAGE DELIVERY OVER BROADBAND DATA NETWORKS THROUGH AN SMS-C - SMS-C's and associated methods are disclosed that attempt to deliver SMS messages over a broadband data network as opposed to a voice network. An SMS-C described herein stores session information for a mobile device that has established a data session over the broadband data network. When the SMS-C receives a Mobile Terminated (MT) SMS message destined for the mobile device, the SMS-C stores the SMS message for delivery. The SMS-C then identifies a routing address for the mobile device over the broadband data network based on the stored session information, and forwards the SMS message to the mobile device directly over the broadband data network based on the routing address.07-25-2013
20080293441Method for Retrieving and Delivering Multimedia Messages Using the Session Initiation Protocol - A method for retrieving an MMS message, to be executed at an MMS User Agent, involves: generating an MMS subscription request; sending said MMS subscription request to an MMS server; receiving an MMS notification of an MMS message from the MMS server; in response to receiving said MMS notification, generating an MMS message retrieval request for retrieving said MMS message; sending said MMS message retrieval request to the MMS Server; receiving an MMS message retrieval comprising said MMS message; and in response to receiving said MMS message retrieval from the MMS Server, sending an acknowledgment to the MMS Server, herein the improvement is that: The MMS subscription request is sent using a SIP method SUBSCRIBE. The MMS notification is received using a SIP method NOTIFY The MMS message retrieval request is sent using a SIP method FETCH. The acknowledgment is sent using a SIP method INFORM.11-27-2008
20090088188METHOD, MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE DOWNLOADING TO A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method, mobile communication device, and system for selective downloading to a mobile communication device are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method on a mobile communication device for downloading data from a content source to the mobile communication device, the mobile communication device being configured for connecting to at least cellular data networks and wireless local area networks (WLANs), the method comprising: receiving a request to download data; determining if the requested data comprises a media file; selecting a communication medium for downloading the requested data in accordance with whether the requested data comprises a media file; and downloading the requested data to the mobile communication device using the selected communication medium.04-02-2009
20090117927METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING - A method and system for routings are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a SIP request message that carries semantic information of a service; by using the semantic information carried in the SIP request message as an input, searching for the service through semantic inference; generating a standard service request message which carries found service information, and sending the message to an application server that handles the service. The present invention increases the quantity of services available for requesting, and improves the flexibility of requesting services.05-07-2009
20090163236Telecommunications system - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.06-25-2009
20090163229Indicators for Dual-Mode Phones - Indicator control for dual-mode phones. While under control of an enterprise Wi-Fi network, indicators on a dual-mode phone can be controlled using SIP messages. When operating in cellular mode, indicators on the dual-mode phone are controlled by SMS messages which are intercepted on arrival. A software agent connected to the enterprise SIP PBX and voicemail system receives messages for example indicating voicemail status which cause the software agent to send specially formatted SMS messages to the cellular phone and operate indicators.06-25-2009
20090163234TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.06-25-2009
20100029304DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A data transmission method and system. The method includes transmitting by a first wireless communication device to a second wireless communication device, first voice data associated with a first user. The first wireless communication device receives from the second wireless communication device, a verbal request for receiving text data. The first wireless communication device retrieves the text data. The first wireless communication device generates a transaction data object comprising the text data and a command for executing an executable program for performing an action with respect to the text data on the second wireless communication device. The first wireless communication device simultaneously transmits second voice data and the transaction data object to the second wireless communication device.02-04-2010
20090233634PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A global system for mobile communications (GSM) enhanced data rate for GSM evolution (EDGE) radio access network (GERAN) compatible wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and methods for receiving public warning system (PWS) messages via paging channels. The PWS messages may include earthquake and tsunami warning system (ETWS) messages. The PWS messages may include primary messages and secondary messages. A corresponding GERAN base station and methods capable of transmitting PWS messages.09-17-2009
20090318173Telephone Control Service - A telephone control service is described. In embodiment(s), a request to interface with a content distributor can be received from a mobile phone, and the content distributor can correlate the mobile phone with a television client device that receives television media content from the content distributor. The content distributor can communicate an instruction to configure a client device feature according to the request from the mobile phone. In other embodiment(s), a request for a video clip can be received from the mobile phone, and the content distributor can obtain and communicate the video clip to be rendered on the mobile phone. In other embodiment(s), a request to interface with the content distributor as a diagnostic aid can be received from the mobile phone. The content distributor can execute diagnostic instructions according to the request to identify system problems, and communicate the system problems to the mobile phone as diagnostic feedback.12-24-2009
20090186639Telephone method and apparatus - A telephone and telephone answering apparatus and method are described for using secondary information embedded in audio passages included in phone calls. The telephone and telephone answering device monitors received calls to automatically detect for the presence of embedded secondary information. Some embodiments merely receive, automatically monitor for the presence of, and use secondary information. Other embodiments are also capable of generating and of embedding secondary information into audio passages.07-23-2009
20100069096APPARATUS, METHOD, AND MANUFACTURE FOR MANAGING SCALABLE AND TRACEABLE EXCHANGES OF CONTENT BETWEEN ADVERTISERS AND PUBLISHERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A service exchange is provided. The service exchange receives text messages (such as SMS messages), such as search queries sent by a user to the service exchange, or a text message sent from the user to another user. The service exchange determines service providers most relevant to the user, and provides the information related to the most relevant service providers to the user, including, for each relevant service provider provided to the user, a dynamically assigned, obfuscated phone number for contacting the service provider.03-18-2010
20100113074 MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A message processing system is a server (05-06-2010
20100035638SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MOBILE PHONES FOR SENDING PREDETERMINED MESSAGE TO ASSOCIATED PHONES - A system and method of mobile phone for automatically sending message to a target phone is provided. The includes a touch sensing unit configured to detect an external touch input applied to the touch sensing unit and transform the touch input into a digital signal, a microprocessor configured to receive the input digital signal and compare the input digital signal with digital reference signals stored in the microprocessor, and a message sending unit controlled by the microprocessor according to a comparison result to send message to a a predetermined target phone associated with the message.02-11-2010
20100113072SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR UPCOMING EVENT NOTIFICATION AND MOBILE PURCHASING - Various embodiments relate generally to providing upcoming event notification and mobile purchasing and, more specifically but not exclusively relate to a system and methods for providing notifications of upcoming events to users of an online secondary ticket marketplace and allowing the users to purchase tickets to upcoming events using a mobile device. In one embodiment, a network-based system may receive a registration request from a user to receive alert notifications for upcoming events. The registration request may comprise a telephone number for a mobile device of the user. The network-based system may send an alert notification for an upcoming event to the mobile device of the user over a mobile telephone network. The alert notification may comprise a text message including relevant static or dynamic event information as well as an embedded hyperlink for allowing the user to transact a mobile purchase.05-06-2010
20100113073Methods and Systems for Disabling Text Messaging while Driving - Methods and systems are provided for disabling text messaging while driving. In one embodiment, a mobile station makes a first determination that it is moving at greater than a threshold rate. The mobile station makes a second determination that, while it is moving at greater than the threshold rate, an outgoing text message reflects more than a threshold degradation in typing proficiency. In response to making the first and second determinations, the mobile station disables a text-message-sending capability.05-06-2010
20100069095SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INSTANT MESSAGE USERS AND SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE USERS - A routing system receives an instant message (IM) from a user via an IM service. The IM contains a source address associated with the IM user and a destination address associated with a contact in the IM user's “buddy” list. A temporary mobile device number is allocated to the IM user. The IM is converted to a text message suitable for delivery to the selected contact's mobile device via a short message service, whereby the temporary mobile device number allocated to the IM user is the source address of the text message. Upon receipt of the text message, the contact may compose and send a reply text message to the IM user via the temporary mobile device number. The reply text message is routed to the IM user via an IM service based on the temporary mobile device number allocated to the IM user.03-18-2010
20090149205System And Method For Regulating Data Messaging Between A Wireless Device And A Mobile Communication Device Using Short Message Service - A computer network communication device enables a parent/administrator to control data communication sessions between the device and a mobile communication device that may be accessed through a cellular network. The computer network communication device includes a device identifier stored in the device, a communication module configured to download rules corresponding to the device identifier from a control site remote from the device, and a processor configured to process data messages received from other computer network communication devices over a computer network with reference to the downloaded rules.06-11-2009
20110263279SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING THE SIZE OF AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method is performed by an electronic communication device. The device receives a first text message, including a message body, from a sender. The device receives a second text message, including a message body, from the same sender. The device identifies information that is common to both message bodies as address card information. The address card information is displayed. The device prompts a manual verification that the address card information is valid.10-27-2011
20110263278User Interface Methods And Apparatus For Use In Communicating Messages - Methods and apparatus for use in communicating messages from a communication device are described. The device receives, via its user interface, an input request for creating a new message. The device also receives, via its user interface, one or more input requests for selecting one or more message recipient identifiers for the new message. In response to receiving the one or more input requests, the device identifies whether a stored conversation thread is associated with conversation participant identifiers that match the conversation participant identifiers for the new message. If so, the device displays the identified conversation thread together with a message body input field of the new message, prior to entry of message body contents in the message body input field. The device then receives, via the user interface, the message body contents in the message body input field, and causes the new message to be transmitted to one or more communication devices identified by the one or more message recipient identifiers.10-27-2011
20090149204Predictive Keyboard - A predictive keyboard is described. In an implementation, a keyboard comprises a plurality of indications of letters arranged, one to another, according to a QWERTY layout. Two rows of keys are arranged such that at least one of the keys includes at least two of the indications from at least two of the rows of the QWERTY layout.06-11-2009
20090149203Electronic-mail filtering for mobile devices - Systems and methods for dynamic electronic-mail filtering for mobile devices are provided. Incoming e-mail messages are received and provided to an e-mail inbox associated with the intended recipient. Those e-mail messages are evaluated to determine whether they may be desirable to the recipient. Desirability of an e-mail may be determined by such factors as the e-mail address of origin or key words in subject line. E-mail messages determined to be desirable are provided to a mobile device associated with the recipient. The recipient may then be notified concerning the desirable messages.06-11-2009
20100267403System, method and apparatus for facilitating content delivery - A system, method and apparatus for facilitating content delivery in mobile access and other networks, and improving access to content and services in those networks. Mobile terminals and other user devices are increasingly used for content generation and content upload, in particular for what concerns photo and video types of content. Since the quality of the content generated with the aforementioned devices is dramatically increasing, the associated file sizes are also significantly larger. At the same time, the uplink of cellular and mobile systems has typically much less capacity than the downlink, thus solutions that can deliver improved performances in existing infrastructures, when uploading user created content, are highly beneficial for supporting user content generation in future devices and networks. The present invention increases the user experience and satisfies consumer expectations by proactively obtaining content deemed desired by a user and, through time and location shifting, preloads the material into a network-controlled portion of the user's mobile device.10-21-2010
20100267401Multimedia Transmission System with a Cross-Platform Mobile Communication Platform - A multimedia transmission system with a cross-platform mobile communication platform is disclosed. In accord with the invention, when a mobile communication device transmits multimedia data to a service provider via the telecommunication service exchange system, the multimedia data are stored in a remote server once specific verification is done. A multimedia display device can thus download the multimedia data to a storage unit for the user to view.10-21-2010
20080268879Cordless Telephone System With IP Network Application - A cordless telephone system includes a base station operable to connect to an internet protocol (IP) network and at least one handset running a short messaging service (SMS) application. The at least one handset is operable to transmit and receive both voice data and SMS data to and from the base station. The voice data is transmitted from the base station via a multimedia terminal adapter (MTA) to the IP network and the SMS data is transmitted from the base station via a modem to the IP network.10-30-2008
20100267402METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLOCKING MESSAGES FROM A SENDER BY A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for blocking messages from a sender by a wireless communication device is disclosed. A wireless communication device is provided that receives (10-21-2010
20090143084SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING QUICK SHORT MESSAGE FUNCTIONS FOR A MOBILE PHONE - A method for performing quick short message functions for a mobile phone is disclosed. The method includes reading short messages from a subscriber identify module card and a memory system of the mobile phone, copying the short messages into a short message status table, if the mobile phone has been started up for the first time, and saving the short message status table into the memory system. The method further includes obtaining the short message status table stored in the memory system if the mobile phone is powered on hereafter, and monitoring the mobile phone to determine if status of the short messages has been changed. The method further includes updating the short message status table and saving the updated short message status table into the memory system, if status of the short messages has been changed.06-04-2009
20100120454SENDING METHOD, RECEIVING METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR EMAIL TRANSFER BY SHORT MESSAGE - A system and method are used for sending and receiving email. The system includes a gateway. The gateway communicates with the mobile phone via a wireless network capable of receiving a short message sent from a mobile phone. The gateway is connected to a mail server which has a plurality of mailboxes via a network. The gateway is capable of communicating between the mobile phone and the mail server in such a manner that the gateway converts the short message to an email, and sends the email to a receiver's mailbox in the mail server whose address is included in the short message, and the gateway converts the emails of the mailboxes of the mail server to short messages, and sends the short messages to the corresponding mobile phones.05-13-2010
20110171982METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS ACCESSED USER WITH A MONOPOLIZED SERVICE CONTROL RIGHT - A method and device are provided in the present invention, for providing the exclusive service control right of to the wireless access user. Wherein, the network device provides a plurality of format template information of the user terminals for requesting the service control right, and particularly for requesting the service control right of the video collecting device in wireless video surveillance system. Preferably, the template information is edited with the OMA interactive media file, and the user terminal generates an interactive command according to command format information that is corresponding to the user terminal, and sends to the network device, so as to request for service control right. The network device processes the interactive command received from different user terminals, so as to provide the user terminal with service control right. With the present invention, the user terminal can easily and promptly edit the interactive command so as to request for service control right, and the network device can process the user's interactive commands timely and accurately, so as to determine the affiliation of the exclusive service control right, and enables the user with better experience.07-14-2011
20110201362Augmented Media Message - A method for generating and viewing on a handheld device a 3-D augmented reality feature containing a rich media message that is linked to a physical object comprises the steps of: a) by a first user: i. Taking a picture of a physical object; ii. selecting an augmented reality theme; iii. attaching the rich media animated object to the image taken, in the desired position and location on the physical object; iv. generating a reach media message from the augmented reality image obtained in step (iii); iv. optionally attaching an additional file to the rich media message; v. Transferring the physical object to a second user; and vi. sending to said second user a message via a communication channel, which contains the augmented reality rich media; b) by the second user (the recipient): vii. viewing the physical object received from the first user, using an AR viewer in the mobile phone camera, thereby to see the augmented reality rich media appearing on said physical object.08-18-2011
20100120453Contact Information Updating Via SMS - A source mobile telephone detects that a telephone number of the telephone has changed to a new number, and in response, sends a text or short message service (SMS) notice message to contacts identified in the mobile telephone to indicate that the source mobile telephone has a new telephone number. In response to receiving the text or SMS notice message, a contact telephony device may update its contact list to reflect the new number. Other embodiments are also described.05-13-2010
20100120456ASSOCIATION OF CONTEXT DATA WITH A TEXT-MESSAGE COMPONENT - Disclosed are a system, method, and article of manufacture of an association of context data with a text-message component. A context data is associated with a text-message component. The association between the context data and the text-message component may be indicated with a user interface. The association between the context data and the text-message component may be embedded in a text-message signal. The association between the context data and the text-message component may be embedded in a short message service (SMS) signal.05-13-2010
20090298519SYSTEMS, METHODS AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FOR MOBILE DEVICE MENU MODIFICATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and software applications for mobile device menu modification. In an exemplary embodiment, a menu modification module may add a menu selection to a mobile device contact application user interface for selecting a recipient to receive a bubble message. In some embodiments, a character or character set is prepended to a recipient's telephone number for purposes of utilizing a telecom service to contact a bubble server. In another embodiment, a bubble server telephone number is used to route a recipient's telephone number to a bubble server. In various embodiments, after the bubble server is contacted, DTMF tones of the recipient's telephone number may be sent to the bubble server.12-03-2009
20090291696Method and apparatus for pre-fetching data in a mobile network environment using edge data storage - A method and apparatus in which a mobile network advantageously communicates data requests to neighboring data stores so that they may pre-fetch the data. In particular, in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a protocol is advantageously established whereby a local data store in a mobile network notifies neighboring data stores of data requests, and whereby the neighboring data stores advantageously pre-fetch the data that may be required, thereby advantageously avoiding cascading cache misses. Such notifications may advantageously reduce the number of cache misses, which in turn may advantageously reduce the latency to download data as the user moves around within the mobile network and changes data sources. Specifically, in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a protocol for communicating data requests between local storage centers in a network supporting mobile users is provided.11-26-2009
20100087213MOBILE TERMINATED SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE BLOCKING - A method and system allow a mobile subscriber to block reception of mobile terminated (MT) Short Message System (SMS) messages yet still have the ability to send outgoing mobile originated SMS messages. The method and system include determining whether a MT SMS feature setting is enabled or disabled at an SMS layer of a protocol stack of the mobile device and transmitting a mobile device registration message to a mobile network service center as SMS capable or incapable, depending on the MT SMS feature setting. The mobile device may be registered as SMS incapable by setting certain fields within information elements of registration messages. If a MT SMS message is received and the MT SMS feature setting is disabled, then the SMS layer may increment a blocked message counter and transmit a failure message to the service center. The service center may be included in a base station of the mobile network.04-08-2010
20120108275METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC SESSION PLACEHOLDER FOR MESSAGE COLLECTION USER INTERFACE - A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.05-03-2012
20090264140System and Method for Operating a Smart Messaging Network - A secure computer system and method is disclosed for providing an online platform whereby text messages are smartly shared with the intent to form social networks. The system allows easy and reliable transmission of mass text messages along with exchange of information to and from a myriad of contributory sources. Among other features, subscribers may choose the time and frequency of received smart messages of particular interest. Among other features, the system allows organizations, particularly educational institutions, to communicate on a widespread and timely basis. Advertising accounts are provided and users may customize the look and feel of smart messages.10-22-2009
20090264139SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING REVENUE FROM A CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT WIRELESS MESSAGING SERVICE - A system and method for generating revenue from a premium service that involves sending classified interactive advertisement information over current and future generation wireless networks to a portable electronic device request by a user/potential buyer that is paid for by the user. The classified advertisement information is sent as a message that is either comprised solely of text or of multimedia files. The service is offered as a premium service, which incurs a user-end charge that creates an alternate source of revenue for major wireless service providers and for the marketers, distributors and publishers of classified advertising. The service is either offered through an on-demand format wherein a charge is incurred per usage, or as a subscription service, wherein a charge is incurred after a specific amount of usage time or a given number of usages, or wherein the user subscribes to periodic alerts until such a time as the user opts-out.10-22-2009
20090264138METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Disclosed is a method and system for transmitting multimedia contents in a communication network, wherein multimedia data stored in a subscriber's terminal can be automatically uploaded. The method comprises the steps of (a) transmitting a multimedia data transmission command from a terminal multimedia storage server to a terminal through a communication network; and (b) when the terminal receives the multimedia data transmission command, uploading the multimedia data stored in the terminal to the terminal multimedia storage server in response to the multimedia data transmission command.10-22-2009
20090203392SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS FOR A RADIO STATION HOSTED EVENT - A system and method for communicating with an audience. The system includes a radio transmitter that transmits a first communication to a plurality of audience members. A server receives a plurality of short message service communications, wherein each of the plurality of short message service communications is transmitted from a portable communication device in reply to the first communication. A display operably coupled to the server automatically displays each of the plurality of short message service communications.08-13-2009
20080311935METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING SUBJECTS IN INSTANT MESSAGING SESSIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method are provided that incorporate subjects or subject lines into instant messaging sessions or conversations on a mobile device. During an instant messaging session, the user is provided with an option to specify a subject for at least the current portion of the session or for the entire session. The subject is proposed to the other users in the session, who can accept, ignore or modify the subject at their end. Multiple subjects can be specified for a single conversation if desired, and the subjects can be displayed with the contact in a message list. The instant messaging sessions may then be searched using search tools that are typically used for search email and other data messages.12-18-2008
20100124937METHOD OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT USING A SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and system are disclosed for managing customer relationships, in part using a short range communications network. A business entity service center may include a Bluetooth station for detecting Bluetooth devices within range of the service. Once the station detects a Bluetooth device within range, the user of the device is given the opportunity to subscribe to the system. Once a customer subscribes to the system, the next time the customer's Bluetooth device is detected within range of the entity service center, a variety of personalized customer services may be performed for that customer. For example personalized welcome messages and/or discount offers may be sent to the detected Bluetooth device.05-20-2010
20100124938Method and Related Apparatus for Managing Short Messages in a Mobile Communication System - A method for managing short messages in a mobile communication system includes receiving a short message corresponding to a destination end, selecting a short message system corresponding to the destination end according to communication information of the destination end, transforming the short message according to a short message format of the short message system, and sending the transformed short message to the destination end via the short message system.05-20-2010
20120295645DELAYED AND TIME-SPACE BOUND NOTIFICATIONS - Architecture that enables alerts and notifications to have priorities and time/space durations. Non-critical alerts can be displayed in a non-obtrusive manner and alert/notifications coalesced. Alerts/notifications can be assigned priorities, thereby enabling the alerts/notifications to be non-intrusive to the user. Methods include detecting when the user is using a mobile phone (or other suitable device) and then sending the alert/notification in response to the detected use based on threshold criteria relative to an accumulated sum of alerts/notifications, and an importance level (e.g., of each). Additionally, alert/notification priority can be changed (e.g. elevated, lowered) according to time (when) and space (where), thereby enabling the user to be intrusively notified based on the level, even if not previously signaled. Time and space bounds (criteria) can be assigned to alerts/notifications for merger/grouping and/or set to be auto-dismissed if no longer applicable.11-22-2012
20100099447Method and Apparatus for Use in a Communications Network - A system and method in a telecommunication network for subscribing a first node to receive event update notifications from a second node. The first node sends a subscription message such as a SIP SUBSCRIBE message to the second node indicating that the first node wishes to subscribe to event update notifications relating to at least one type of event for a plurality of remote nodes of the network that have a predetermined association with the first node or alternatively the second node. In response, the second node generates future event update notifications and sends the notifications to the first node when the event notifications meet the criteria specified in the subscription message.04-22-2010
20100099445METHOD OF CONTROLLING INSTANT MESSAGE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method and apparatus are provided for controlling instant messages. This may include a mobile terminal receiving a message, and searching a telephone directory stored in memory of the mobile terminal for sender information of the received message and determining the received message as an instant message according to a result of the search, and displaying text contents of the instant message on an idle screen of the mobile terminal for a specific duration of time that is controllable by a user.04-22-2010
20100099448METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INPUTTING RECEIVER INFORMATION OF TEXT MESSAGE - A method and apparatus for a portable terminal intuitively and easily inputs receiver information of a text message for use when the portable terminal transmits the text message to others or replies to the text message. The receiver information inputting method includes extracting and displaying a preset number of items, in response to a request to input receiver information; calling receiver information linked to an item that is selected from among the items; and inputting the called receiver information in a receiver information input field.04-22-2010
20100099446METHOD AND NODE FOR SELECTING CONTENT FOR USE IN A MOBILE USER DEVICE - The invention relates to a node and to a method, in a telecommunications system, for selecting one of a plurality of contents, such as advertisement, for use in a mobile user device. The node comprises an access module, for accessing mobile user information corresponding to criteria relative to the plurality of contents which are contained in a memory. The node also comprises a processing module for selecting the content for use in the mobile user device based on a total score calculated for each content of the plurality of contents, the total score of each content being calculated by adding correspondence scores calculated between each criterion and the mobile user information corresponding to each criterion.04-22-2010
20110195729Internet Security Updates Via Mobile Phone Videos - Information relevant to internet security is received at a data center server. Such information, for example, a network intrusion alert or details on a recent outbreak of an network virus, may be examined to determine the nature and scope of the security-related information. A security alert is promptly generated in response to the information, using previously stored multimedia content divided into categories of security alerts and/or multimedia content generated at the data center shortly after receiving the security information. The security alert is then disseminated to a plurality of mobile device users. The alerts may be disseminated only to the users associated with a certain security event category, or may be sent to different groups of users depending on other relevant criteria.08-11-2011
20090061910WIRELESS MOBILE MESSAGING - A wireless mobile communication device includes a message assembler that assembles a message using a plurality of sub-messages. Each of the sub-messages is associated with corresponding indicia that indicates at least a type of the sub-message. A preference bank that stores message preferences. At least one of the message preferences indicates a manner in which a sender of the message desires the sub-messages to be presented to a recipient of the message. A message transmitter that transmits the message for receipt by the recipient.03-05-2009
20120295647METHOD, SERVER, AND TERMINAL FOR DISPLAYING SHORT MESSAGE ICON - The present disclosure provides a method, server, and terminal for dynamically modifying a short message icon. The method includes: receiving a first short message sent to a recipient user terminal, where the first short message carries sender information and recipient information of the short message; selecting, according to the sender information and recipient information of the first short message, a short message icon identifier to be displayed by the recipient user terminal; and sending a second short message to the recipient user terminal, where the second short message carries the selected short message icon identifier so that the recipient user terminal displays, according to the selected short message icon identifier, a short message icon corresponding to the selected short message icon identifier. The present disclosure enables more convenient and flexible displaying of a short message icon.11-22-2012
20120295646Integration of Cellular Phone Detection and Reporting into a Prison Telephone System - The present subject matter is directed to an apparatus and methodology for monitoring for the occurrence of use of unauthorized telecommunications equipment within a designated area. The present subject matter has particular utility to the corrections environment in that it discloses a methodology for detecting and reporting the unauthorized operation of cellular telephones within a corrections facility. The present technology may be used advantageously in combination with inmate telephone systems to transmit information to appropriate personnel in the form of email messages and/or voice communications by way of telephone local or corrections facility external telephone lines. The present technology also provides for recordation and storage of time, date and location information for detected events.11-22-2012
20090093264Instant messaging terminal adapted for wireless communication access points - A handheld instant messaging terminal manages multiple conversation sessions across multiple instant messaging services. The handheld terminal includes a handheld terminal housing, a data entry device integrated in the terminal housing, the data entry device generates textual characters and graphical symbols in response to actuation of the data entry device, a display mounted in the terminal housing to display textual characters and graphical symbols including the textual characters and graphical symbols generated by the data entry device, an Internet protocol communications module located within the handheld terminal housing to generate instant messaging (IM) data messages in an Internet protocol that include the textual characters and graphical symbols generated by the data entry device, a wireless transceiver mounted within the handheld terminal housing and coupled to the Internet protocol communications module to generate wireless data messages corresponding to the IM data messages that radiate from an antenna coupled to the wireless transceiver, and a control module located within the housing and coupled to the Internet protocol communications module, the control module including at least one processor that executes an application program to implement instant messaging and session protocols for IM data messages communicated during at least one conversation session through the Internet protocol communications module and the wireless transceiver.04-09-2009
20090258662HANDLING ATTACHMENT CONTENT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments described herein provide a user with the ability to download a selected attachment document that is associated with a message received on a mobile device. Attachment data corresponding to the selected attachment document can be downloaded according to at least one of a native application attachment content handling option and a client-server attachment content handling option.10-15-2009
20090170539PREVENTING REPLAY-TYPE ATTACKS ON A VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A method and system for preventing replay-type attacks on a vehicle communications system that sends short message service (SMS) messages between a call center and a fleet of vehicles. The method uses separate sequence counters maintained at the call center and at each of the vehicles in the fleet to help prevent or at least minimize the effects of unauthorized third party interference; such as replay-type attacks. Each wireless message is embedded with a sequence counter that is provided by the sender and is compared by the recipient with a separate sequence counter for purposes of validation. Some optional features that can be used in conjunction with the sequence counters include a tolerance window feature, a consecutive message feature, and a proximity feature, to name but a few.07-02-2009
20090170537VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT DATA UPLOAD DEFERRAL - A method for deferring a telematics data upload from a vehicle equipped with wireless telephony and wireless networking communications devices. The method steps include detecting the availability of a connection to one or more wireless networks along with an associated time of day during which the connection is available, determining that one of the one or more wireless networks is periodically available at a particular time of day, receiving a request to upload data from the vehicle to a central facility via a wireless telephony connection, delaying the data upload until the particular time of day, and uploading the data to the central facility via a wireless network connection to the previously determined particular wireless network.07-02-2009
20090275351MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, SERVER, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MESSAGE SERVICE WITH FONT DATA - A mobile communication terminal, a message service server, a message service system, and a method thereof for sending and receiving a message are disclosed. In one embodiment, the mobile communication terminal includes 1) a font encoder configured to encode a font design into font data and to encode a message text into message data so as to generate combined message data which comprises the font data and message data and 2) a font decoder configured to i) separate the font data and the message data from the combined message data, and ii) reconstruct and output a message, comprising the font design, based at least in part on the separated font data and the message data. According to one embodiment, by including the font data and message data in the transmission, the receiving mobile communication terminal can display the same font design as the original font design.11-05-2009
20090143087Exchange of Information in a Communication Network - Methods and apparatus for managing data objects in a communications network are disclosed. An exemplary method includes storing a plurality of data objects intended for rendering at a first communication device (e.g., a subscriber's communication device) in response to a triggering communication event, and transferring the plurality of data objects to the first communication device. Apparatus for implementing the preceding techniques are also disclosed.06-04-2009
20090280843SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING PRESENCE INFORMATION IN INSTANT MESSAGING APPLICATIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for controlling the presence status in an instant messaging application on a mobile device is provided. An active notification profile for the mobile device which has been selected from a plurality of existing notification profiles defined for the mobile device is determined, e.g. on a periodic or dynamic basis. A set of one or more rules is then used to compare the active notification profile to the rules and determine which one of a selected presence status for the corresponding profile is appropriate. A notification is then prepared which pertains to the corresponding presence status for the active notification profile. Using the notification, the corresponding presence status can be compared to the current presence status in the instant messaging application so that the presence can be updated automatically according to changes in notification profiles to avoid the need to change both the profiles and the presence status when the environment changes.11-12-2009
20090280842COMPUTER-BASED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING A FILE REQUEST IN RESPONSE TO A MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM A USER MOBILE DEVICE - The invention provides a computer-based method of transmitting a file, including receiving a message from a user mobile device at a service computer system, determining at the server computer system whether the message includes a search identifier, extracting at least one search result from a data store at the server computer system based on a search term in the message if the server computer system determined that the message included a search identifier, and transmitting a file corresponding to the search result from the server computer system to the user mobile device.11-12-2009
20080287148System, Method, and Computer-Readable Medium for Using Alternative Numbers for Routing Voice Calls and Short Messages in a Communications Network - A system, method and computer-readable medium for allowing the use of an alternative numbering plan for delivering short messages to mobile subscribers using the public mobile telephone network is provided. Users of an enterprise or other closed networks as well as users that are not part of a closed network may send short messages destined to members of an enterprise or closed network from their mobile or other devices associated with their subscription using an alternative enterprise directory number, such as the office number, instead of the mobile number, such that the alternative number will be presented at the destination device as the originating number. The recipient may respond to the message by addressing the response to the enterprise or closed network number, and the response may be delivered to the originator's mobile or other device associated with their subscription.11-20-2008
20120034939SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COST-EFFECTIVE BILINGUAL TEXTING - A method for facilitating texting in a non-Latin-based language includes storing mapping between a non-Latin-based language and a Latin-based language in a computer storage. The characters in the non-Latin-based language are mapped to a first group of characters in the Latin-based language. The diacritics in the non-Latin-based language are mapped to a second group of characters in the Latin-based language. The characters in the non-Latin-based language in a texting message are converted into in the coded text comprising characters in the Latin-based language according to the mapping. The texting message having the coded text is transmitted from a first communication device to a second communication device. The characters of the Latin-based language in the coded text are converted back into the characters in the non-Latin-based language according to the mapping to allow a user to read the text message in the non-Latin-based language on the second communication device.02-09-2012
20090291697System and Method for Providing Configurable, Dynamic Multimedia Message Service Pre-Transcoding - System and methods for providing multimedia message service (MMS) interoperability between an initiating carrier and a destination carrier. A transcoding facility receives an MMS message from an initiating carrier and accesses a number portability database to determine an identity of a destination carrier to which the MMS message is intended to be sent and a carrier profile repository to obtain a carrier profile for the destination carrier, the carrier profile including information regarding an MMS format acceptable to the destination carrier. The transcoding facility determines, based on the carrier profile and a format of the MMS message received from the initiating carrier, whether the format of the MMS message received from the initiating carrier must be modified to be effectively received by the destination carrier and, if so, transcodes the MMS message in accordance with the carrier profile to generate a transcoded MMS message, and thereafter sends one of (i) the MMS message received from the initiating carrier and (ii) the transcoded MMS message to the destination carrier.11-26-2009
20080207233Method and System For Centralized Storage of Media and for Communication of Such Media Activated By Real-Time Messaging - An apparatus and methodology are provided that initiates on-demand communication of media content in response to receipt of text-based messages. The text-based messages can have a plurality of diverse messaging formats. Each text-based message encapsulates text conforming to a predefined syntax that includes a content text field representing an identifier for media content to be accessed as part of the on-demand communication and preferably at least one target text field representing a recipient of the on-demand communication. Database storage stores identifiers and associated references to media content and preferably short names and associated contact information (e.g., telephone numbers and IM user names). The content text field and the target text field(s) are expected to match the identifiers and short names, respectively, stored in the database. The text is extracted from each received text-based message and parsed to identify the content text field and the at least one target text field therein. The database is accessed to retrieve references to media content associated with the identifier corresponding to the content text field. The database is also preferably accessed to retrieve contact information associated with a short name corresponding to the at least one target text field. The on-demand communication is established utilizing the media content references (and the contact information) retrieved from the database. The diverse messaging formats supported by the system preferably include SMS-type text-based messages, IM-type text-based messages, and IP-type text-based messages that are addressed to a reserved IP address.08-28-2008
20080207232DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED BLOGGING FEATURES ON A MOBILE PHONE - There is described a method, device and computer program product for updating a blog web-site using a portable mobile communications device equipped with one or more data generating sensors. This includes acquiring sensor data from the sensors and creating a blog entry containing the acquired sensor data. The blog entry is then sent from the portable mobile communications device to a blog Internet web-site over a mobile network. A blog update profile indicates a schedule for updates and which sensor data to include. Sensor blog data can also be appended to manual blog entry data to form a single blog entry. The sensors can be integrated within the portable mobile communications device, or can be accessories that are communicable with the portable mobile communications device. The sensors can include a location determination sensor, an accelerometer, a heart rate monitor, a blood pressure monitor, or a body temperature monitor.08-28-2008
20090111493TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.04-30-2009
20090104921METHOD FOR SENDING INDIVIDUATION RECEIPT INFORMATION BY A SHORT MESSAGE RECEIVING TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a method for a short message receiving terminal to send individuation receipt information. It executes the following steps: A subscriber applies to open the individuation receipt service after a short message is received and customizes individuation receipt information. After a short message sending terminal sends a short message to the subscriber's mobile terminal via a short message center, the short message sending terminal inquires service information. After receiving a receipt status signaling returned back from the short message receiving terminal, the short message sending terminal sends out a request to the service platform for sending individuation receipt information. The service platform sends the receipt information to the short message sending terminal. The present invention presents an application to the communication network for opening individuation receipt service and customizing the individuation receipt information via the subscriber so as to enable the communication network to send out a short message receipt information which can highlight the subscriber's own individuality to the short message sending terminal according to the subscriber's requirement after the subscriber's mobile terminal receives the short message.04-23-2009
20090275350Ingress/Egress call module - A system monitors calls for a service provider. A number of simultaneous communications of a given technology type is monitored for either inbound communications and/or outbound communications associated with at least one service provider. A determination is made if the number of simultaneous communications from the service provider is in excess of a adjustable but set number of simultaneous communications of a given technology type that are permissible. A predetermined action is taken if the number of simultaneous calls or text messages (e.g., SMS, IM, email) is in excess of the set limit, e.g., the call may be terminated or other action taken. Both voice communications and/or non-voice communications (such as SMS, IM, Email, or MMS) can be monitored and throttled.11-05-2009
20090275349METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING IDLE MODE SERVICE - Provided is a method for providing an idle mode service using an idle mode service server system interlocking with a contents provider server and at least one mobile communication terminal. In the method, state information is received from the at least one mobile communication terminal, and a push message is transmitted to the at least one mobile communication terminal in consideration of the sate information upon receiving a push message transmission request from the contents provider server. Thereafter, contents are transmitted to the at least one mobile communication terminal according to the push message transmission. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an idle mode service that can be used without the connection to a contents server by a user. Also, specific contents can be provided with or without the request and consent of a user. Consequently, the system and method according to the present invention can control an idle-screen application through a combination between interworking systems.11-05-2009
20090170536AUTOMATIC LANGUAGE SELECTION FOR TEXT INPUT IN MESSAGING CONTEXT - A method of controlling a keypad input mode for a text message entered on an electronic equipment for wireless communication (07-02-2009
20090286559Method and system for communicating status in a service queue - A queuing system to notify customers of the status of requested service includes an input terminal operated by a service advisor. The service advisor communicates with each customer, and enters service parameters for customer service. The service advisor's input terminal is coupled by a computer network to a remote server which computes service completion data. The queuing system includes a display monitor coupled to the remote server by the computer network to display queue status in a customer waiting area. Notifications can also be sent via email or text message to a customer's mobile wireless device. Also disclosed is a method for informing customers of queue status that displays a service status on a display monitor in a waiting room, and which optionally transmits service status to a customer's mobile wireless device or networked computer.11-19-2009
20090286561SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA SERVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A multimedia service providing method in a telecommunication network is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes (a) communicating, at a message providing server, data with first and second mobile terminals in an Internet protocol (IP) based mobile communication network, (b) receiving, at a message providing server, a short message from the first mobile terminal, wherein the short message indicates that the first mobile terminal requests a multimedia service from the second mobile terminal, and wherein the short message comprises a predetermined header field to determine whether the message requests the multimedia service and (c) transmitting the short message to the second mobile terminal, wherein the transmitted short message is configured to control the second mobile terminal to set a packet data protocol (PDP) session, for performing the multimedia service, with the first mobile terminal.11-19-2009
20090286560SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE CONTENT GENERATION - The present invention relates to mobile communications and, in particular provides a system that allows for the creation of content for such uses as full-track audio, ringtones, images, video, and combined video and audio for mobile phones, and systems for deploying such content. Content generation includes one or more of segmenting and transferring media files, other than those that may be available from a mobile service provider, to a mobile communication device.11-19-2009
20090291698Transmission frame and radio unit with transmission frame - For transmitting messages in a radiotelecommunications network from a first subscriber station, a transmission frame at least two data fields with data in a first data format transmitted in a first data field of the short message, and data in a second data format, different from the first data format, are transmitted in a second data field of the short message, a first identification code, which identifies a makeup of the short message, is transmitted in the first data field and includes information about at least one of a number of data fields, one or more data formats of data in the data fields, and a size of the data fields, and in each of two data fields, one data-field-specific identification code, which identifies a makeup and content of the corresponding data field, per data field is transmitted.11-26-2009
20090117924SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE MESSAGE RETRANSMISSION - A method and network controller (05-07-2009
20090270116Device and Method for Replying to Received Text Messages - An electronic device and a method for replying to a received text message received at the electronic device. The method comprises composing a reply text message on a common display screen of the device whist concurrently displaying, on the common display screen, a body of text contained in the received text message. The method performs transmitting the reply text message without the body of text contained in the received text message and automatically removing, in response to the transmitting, the reply text message from the common display screen.10-29-2009
20110269487ELECTRONIC SHORT MESSAGING AND ADVERTISING METHOD AND DEVICE - The invention relates to an electronic short messaging and advertising method where minimal initiative is required from the consumer. Some embodiments of the invention may also be applied to an electronic sales method. The invention may also be applied for normal short messaging. The electronic short messaging method for collect calling may send transmissions to at least one subscriber terminal via the Internet and/or the telephony network. The method may include sending a first transmission to a recipient subscriber terminal for display, wherein the first transmission defines one or more active alternatives including at least one of initiating a collect call and deleting the first transmission. The method may also include calculating costs associated with at least one of the first transmission and the one or more active alternatives.11-03-2011
20110269485METHOD AND NETWORK NODE FOR SENDING A MESSAGE TO A PLURALITY OF DEVICES OF A USER - The invention relates to a method and network node for sending a message to a plurality of devices of a user, comprising the steps of receiving a message addressed to the user from a messaging server, sending the message to the plurality of devices of the user, upon receiving a first acknowledgement from a first device of the plurality of devices of the user, sending a delivery acknowledgement to the messaging server, and if an acknowledgement was not received from at least one device of the plurality of devices of the user, re-sending the message to the at least one device.11-03-2011
20110207484UNIFIED VIEW OF SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) INTERACTION HISTORY WITH OTHER CHANNEL MESSAGES BASED ON CASE IDENTIFIER IN A CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) APPLICATION - A method to provide a unified and integrated view of the SMS Interaction history with other channel messages (irrespective of the Interaction channel) based on Case ID (Case Identifier) in a CRM application. The method parses the incoming SMS message text for the Case Identifier. The Interaction Thread belonging to the same Case ID is retrieved from the CRM application database and the incoming SMS message is added to that Interaction Thread. The whole interaction history pertaining to the same Case ID is displayed on the CRM application user interface at one place along with latest received massage via SMS along with various other channels of communication in order to enable proper management of the customer interaction. In case there is no Interaction Thread having same Case ID, a new Interaction Thread is created and all subsequent messages are threaded to the new Interaction Thread.08-25-2011
20100099444Alert feature for text messages - The technology disclosed in this specification includes a method and system for analyzing text messages, and more particularly a method and system for providing an alert feature for text messages based at least in part on an analysis of the signaling data associated with the text messages. Subscribers of a family plan wireless account (e.g., parents or guardians) or a designated third party may receive a report if an account member's text message contains objectionable material, such as content relating to explicit sexual matters, drugs, alcohol, gangs or violence.04-22-2010
20080274757System and Method for Enhanced Item Tracking - A service that leverages established wireless messaging paradigms such as, possibly inter alia, Short Message Service and Multimedia Message Service to allow Mobile Subscribers to use their Wireless Devices to comprehensively dynamically track items such as, possibly inter alia, RFID-augmented items, within multiple devices such as, possibly inter alia, next-generation or intelligent appliances (e.g., refrigerators), intelligent storage facilities (in, e.g., a home, a store, a restaurant, a hospital). The service may optionally leverage the capabilities of a Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.11-06-2008
20100248758MESSAGE SERVICE METHOD AND MESSAGE SERVICE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a message service method and a message service system. The message service method receives a message and a message transmission request from an open service application user and transmits the message to an appropriate transmission infrastructure such that the message arrives at a destination terminal. To achieve this, the message service system includes an open service application server which sends the message and the message transmission request, an open service gateway which reconstructs the message as one of a short message, a WAP Push message and a multimedia message through message analysis, and transmission infrastructures which transmits messages.09-30-2010
20100248757METHOD FOR CREATING SHORT MESSAGE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for automatically creating a short message and a portable terminal using the same includes extracting at least one word expected to be input from a database provided in the portable terminal when a message creation menu is selected. At least one input expected word that has been extracted is then displayed. At least one word that is recognized is selected from among the displayed at least one input expected word; and inputting the selected word to a text message creation window. A user can create a short message without having to input words one-by-one through a keyboard.09-30-2010
20100248756MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A mobile communication apparatus having a first housing section, a second housing section movably connected to the first housing section, an open/close sensor, an email saving controller and an email sending controller. The second housing section is configured to be open or closed to the first housing section. The open/close sensor configured to sense whether the first housing section and the second housing section are open or closed to each other. The email saving controller configured to save an email addressed to a particular address upon the open/close sensor sensing that the first housing section and the second housing section being closed to each other. The email sending controller configured to send the email saved by the email saving controller to the particular address.09-30-2010
20100248755MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS UTILIZING COMMUNICATION CATEGORIES - Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for managing communications on telecommunication devices utilizing communication categories are provided. A subset of contacts accessible by a telecommunication device are associated with one or more communication categories. Each communication category can be associated with a set of communication activities. Based on a selection of a specific contact, a telecommunication device can generate a display having display objects representative of communication categories associated with the selected contact. Additionally, based on a selection of a communication category, the telecommunication device can further generate a display including display objects representative of a set of communication activities corresponding to the selected communication category.09-30-2010
20100120455METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES MESSAGES - Methods and apparatus for enabling short message service (SMS) and supplementary services (SS) in a long term evolution (LTE) network via evolved packet system (EPS) mobility management (EMM) over the LTE control plane are described. In one embodiment, the radio resource control (RRC) connection signaling radio bearer (SRB) is used for SMS and SS transport over the LTE control plane between a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and a mobility management entity (MME). EMM interfaces and primitives are defined for actions towards SMS and SS entities for enabling SMS and SS services in LTE via the LTE control plane media. Message formats for SMS and SS message transport are also disclosed for sending SMS and SS messages within EMM uplink (UL) non-access stratum (NAS) transport and downlink (DL) NAS transport messages.05-13-2010
20090054091Methods and Systems for Consolidated Notifications of Updated Personal Information Manager Data - A system for transmitting, to a mobile device, a consolidated notification of updated personal information manager data associated with a user of the mobile device includes a notification agent, a notification service and a communications agent. The notification agent receives a first identification of received event data associated with a user of a personal information manager. The notification service receives the first identification of received event data, delays transmission to the user of the first notification of the identification of received event data, receives a second identification of received event data, determines that the second identification of received event data and the first identification of received event data relate to a single event, and selects one of the second identification of received event data and the first identification of received event data after the predetermined period of time elapses. The communications agent transmits, to a mobile device associated with the user, a notification of the selected identification of received event data.02-26-2009
20090170541Telecommunications System - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.07-02-2009
20090170540Telecommunications System - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.07-02-2009
20080280633Sending and Receiving Text Messages Using a Variety of Fonts - A method for sending a text message over a telephone network from a sending device to a receiving device. A set of images (or font) is selected by a user of the sending device. The text message is displayed using the set of images on the sending device as a presented rich content message. The sending device uploads the text message and one or more codes indicative of the set of images to a server operatively connected to the telephone network. A message is transmitted from the server to the receiving device, the message including information of the text message and of the set of images. The message presented on the receiving device is the same rich content message previously presented on the sending device. The rich content message presented at the sending and receiving devices preferably includes sounds associated with the set of images.11-13-2008
20080287151APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN ASSET MONITORING DEVICE VIA TEXT MESSAGE - A system enables communications between a mobile wireless communication device, such as a cellular phone, and an asset monitoring device using a text messaging protocol, such as Short Message Service (SMS). A command text message is entered on the mobile wireless device including a serial number of the asset monitoring device, a PIN and a command for the monitoring device. The command text message is transmitted via a wireless communication network and is forwarded to a service provider. Upon validation of the serial number and PIN, the service provider transmits a command to the wireless asset monitoring device via the wireless communication network. The wireless asset monitoring device receives the command and performs an action based thereon. For example, if the command is a LOCATE command, the wireless monitoring device transmits its current location, such as in latitude/longitude coordinates. The wireless asset monitoring device also transmits a response indicating a completed action or indicating that action was not taken for some reason. The service provider receives the response from the monitoring unit, parses the response, and constructs a report text message which is transmitted to the user's mobile communication device. The report text message is then displayed on the mobile communication device.11-20-2008
20080287149Method and System for Discontinuous Reception De-Synchronization Detection - A method and apparatus for detecting loss of discontinuous reception synchronization, the method comprising the steps of: finding the shorter of a new discontinuous reception period and an old discontinuous reception period; and sending a message at a multiple of the shorter of the new discontinuous reception period and the old discontinuous reception period, wherein the message is utilized for detecting loss of discontinuous reception synchronization.11-20-2008
20080287147Haptically Enabled Messaging - A mobile terminal device receives a haptically enabled message that includes text and at least one haptic feedback command. The device determines the timing of the haptic feedback command within the message. When the device receives an indication that the message is being displayed by a user, the device synchronizes a haptic effect corresponding to the haptic feedback command. The synchronizing is based on the timing and the indication.11-20-2008
20080293442BROADCAST MESSAGE SERVICE METHOD IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A broadcast message service system and method comprises transmitting a broadcast message including information designating receivers' phone numbers and whether or not each receiver's phone number is to be opened once received, content of the broadcast message is certified and so is the opened receivers' phone numbers. Other receivers' phone numbers to which the same broadcast message has been transmitted or their information can also be certified, and phone numbers can be stored or edited by a receiver's arbitrary handling. Also, the receiver can transmit a reply short message, thereby increasing the user's convenience.11-27-2008
20080293443LIVE MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION FRAMEWORK FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A subscription-based system provides transcribed audio information to one or more mobile devices. Some techniques feature a system for providing subscription services for currently-generated (e.g., not stored) information (e.g., caption information, transcribed audio) for one or more mobile devices for a live/current audio event. There can be a communication network for communicating to the one or more mobile devices, a transcriber configured for transcribing the event to generate information (e.g., caption information, transcribed audio). Caption data includes transcribed data and control code data. The system includes a subscription gateway configured for live/current transfer of the transcribed data to the one or more mobile devices. The subscription gateway is configured to provide access for the transcribed data to the one or more mobile devices. User preferences for subscribers can be set and/or updated by mobile device users and/or GPS-capable mobile devices to receive feeds for the live/current audio event.11-27-2008
20100004008SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE MESSAGING - A method and a system for providing convertible or interactive messaging between two or more users is provided. In an embodiment, a user sends a convertible message to another user. Such convertible messages can be sent using a communication means having two or more fields, ports, or the like. One of the fields, ports, or the like is used to identify the transmission as a convertible message. Another of the fields, ports, or the like is used to relay the text, icon, etc. of the message. Upon recognition of the convertible message, the receiving device allows for the display of the convertible message. The receiving user may manually accept to view the convertible message, and/or may view/not view the convertible message automatically upon receipt due to predefined rules.01-07-2010
20080311936System and method for enhanced UAProfile management - Given the growing number of Wireless Devices, and the increasingly varied characteristics (including for example screen size, color depth support, audio and video support, etc.) that Wireless Device vendors or manufacturers provide within their Wireless Devices, an infrastructure that various entities (such as for example Content Providers, Service Providers, etc.) may use to quickly retrieve a quality-controlled User Agent Profile based just on a Wireless Device's Telephone Number. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.12-18-2008
20090325609MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of message communication via a messaging system between one or more originating communication devices assigned to a sender and one or more destination communication devices assigned to a receiver, a messaging system, a service center and a client thereof. The method comprising: before delivery to the receiver, obtaining by a messaging system a message having initial characteristics comprising message format and message layout; adapting at least one of said initial characteristics of the message in accordance with at least one criterion selected from a group comprising: —criterion related to message communication capabilities of the destination communication device with regard to message communication capabilities of the originating communication device; —criterion related to message displaying capabilities of the destination communication device with regard to message communication capabilities of the originating communication device; —criterion related to communication media between originating and destination device; and facilitating delivery of the adapted message to the receiver.12-31-2009
20080214216MOBILE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - A mobile notification system and method is provided for notifying a customer via a telecommunication device when a desired good or service is made available. A customer of an establishment enters customer data into a mobile notification system via a client computer to receive notification from the establishment via the telecommunication the desired good or service is available. The client computer then sends a notification to the telecommunication device of the customer when the desired good or service is available. The client computer periodically sends customer data to a server for storage in a database. The server is responsive to a reporting request received from an authorized user of the server to retrieve customer data from the database to generate various reports.09-04-2008
20090312041COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING CLOCK - A communication terminal having a synchronization command to synchronize a clock of the communication terminal is provided. The communication terminal sends a short message to a service center in response to the synchronization command. The communication terminal receives a status report containing time information. The communication terminal retrieves the time information from the status report, and synchronizes the clock of the communication terminal according to the retrieved time information. Moreover, a method for synchronizing the clock of the communication terminal is provided.12-17-2009
20080207234MARKETING MESSAGES IN MOBILE COMMERCE - Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for providing marketing messages to a mobile device. According to one embodiment, a method of providing one or more marketing messages to a mobile device in a mobile commerce system can comprise receiving at a mobile wallet server a set of information from an acquirer system. The set of information can identify one or more marketing offers. One or more marketing messages can be generated by the mobile wallet server based on the set of information identifying the one or more marketing offers. For example, the marketing messages can comprise Short Message Service (SMS) messages, email messages, or other types of messages. Each of the one or more marketing messages can be sent from the mobile wallet server to one or more mobile devices.08-28-2008
20110028168METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENABLING MESSAGE RESPONSES TO INCOMING PHONE CALLS - A computing device is configured to receive an incoming communication from another computing device. The incoming communication may be for purpose of initiating a voice-exchange session. In response to receiving the incoming call, the computing device may identify or determine a message identifier of the other computing device. The message identifier is determined based at least in part on data provided with the incoming communication. The computing device may programmatically address a message to the other computing device using the message identifier determined from the incoming communication.02-03-2011
20080233979Method for Implementing a Push Service - This invention provides a method for implementing a Push service, which is used to solve the problems of low delivery success rate and relatively long time delay. The method includes the following steps: a Push Initiator (PI) submitting a Push message to a Push Proxy Gateway (PPG); the PPG sending the Push message to a Short Message Service Center (SMSC); the SMSC segmenting the Push message according to the Push content to obtain a group of short messages, and scheduling the group of short messages in a transaction mode and delivering them to a mobile station; after receiving the group of the short messages, the mobile station recombining them to show the Push message. This invention can improve the delivery success rate of a Push message.09-25-2008
20110028167SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING MESSAGES TO BE SENT WHILE A MOBILE DEVICE IS OUT-OF-COVERAGE - A system and method are provided that enable a mobile device when out-of-coverage and thus unable to send or receive messages to rely on other mobile devices which are also out-of-coverage as “hosts” for their outgoing messages such that when one of the hosts comes back into coverage the host mobile device (HMD) can send the outgoing messages on behalf of the originating or “source” mobile device (SMD). The system and method may comprise a pairing procedure to determine the suitability of a mobile device being an HMD according to criteria such as battery power, memory availability and whether the device is also out of coverage. When coming back into coverage, information is obtained from the data communication system to determine whether others have already sent messages that have been provided to host mobile devices.02-03-2011
20080200193Method and Apparatus for Sending Message Using Information Search Input Field - A method and apparatus for transmitting a message, which can determine whether a text is a search term or a message expression when a sender inputs a text into an information query input field, and transmit a message to a receiver when the text is determined as the message expression, is provided. A message transmission method includes: receiving a text which a sender has inputted into an information query input field; determining whether the text is a search term or a message expression; determining a receiver of the message when the text is determined as the message expression, the message expression comprising the message; and transmitting the message to the receiver.08-21-2008
20080200190APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFORMING A WIRELESS ACCESS PROTOCOL (WAP) PUSH MESSAGE TO A FORMATTED PACKET FOR A MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE - A method includes intercepting a Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) push message and accessing a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) associated with the WAP push message to access a resource. Content from the resource is received via a WAP session. The content is packaged as a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) packet. The MMS packet is routed to a wireless carrier.08-21-2008
20100144380Interactive messaging system - The interactive messaging system of the present invention provides for an interactive communication process between users, both senders and recipients. The sender composes a message by filling in a template stored in data services. Once completed, the sender pushes the message to a recipient's wireless device if the wireless device contains a WAP browser, which is capable of receiving pushed messages. Typically the message includes a question along with answers for the recipient to choose from. Each answer corresponds with a pre-assigned response key and the recipient answers the question by selecting one of the pre-assigned response keys. The recipient's response is available to the sender in the form of an e-mail, WAP Push, on-line access or interactive message that is shown to the sender on an on-line status screen.06-10-2010
20110190014INTEGRATED MESSAGING - Methods and system for integrated messaging are disclosed. Interaction by a user of a mobile device with a graphic user interface of the mobile device is detected. A command is generated based on such interaction independent of further user interaction. An SMS message including the command is transmitted to server, which stores executable instructions associated with the command. Such instructions provide for generation of data in response to the command and may be executed by the server (or another server). The responsive data is then transmitted to the mobile device.08-04-2011
20110190013Message Generating Method, Setting Method and Mobile Communication Device - A message generating method used in a mobile communication device is disclosed for reducing inconveniency when the mobile communication device is unable to be operated. The message generating method checks all messages received by the mobile communication device. If messages include an inquiry or setting command, the mobile communication device generates information of communication status or configures the device, and includes the information into one or more messages for a destination.08-04-2011
20110190012Telephone call handling system - A telephone call handling system includes a text selector to enable a user to select a text message prior to an incoming call. The text message can be stored in a text storage and sent by a text sender from the text storage for receipt at a caller's telephone during and/or after the incoming call. A delivery trigger can trigger the text sender to send the text message. The delivery trigger can be linked to delivery of an audio message, an audio content, an image or a video. The delivery trigger can be linked to call detection, call answer or call hang up. The user can be enabled to trigger the sending of the text message. The system can further include caller I.D. information. The user can employ the caller I.D. information in making a trigger decision.08-04-2011
20110190011RADIO BASE STATIONS, RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO BASE STATION, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In various embodiments, a radio base station may be provided. The radio base station may include a transceiver configured to communicate with a radio communication device using a plurality of component carriers; and a message generator configured to generate an idle mode message including an information item related to at least one of the component carriers of the plurality of component carriers of the radio base station. The transceiver may further be configured to transmit the generated idle mode message to the radio communication device.08-04-2011
20080268880SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE OPERATION OF A NODE - A wireless communication method includes monitoring WWAN signals for a device while a primary processor of the device is in a low-power or power-off mode, determining if a WWAN signal includes a message including instructions to wake up the device, and transmitting a signal to the primary processor to wake up the device if the message includes said instructions to wake up the device.10-30-2008
20080268885LOW-COMPLEXITY PRIMARY SYNCHRONIZATION SEQUENCES - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the transmitter is for use with a base station in a in a cellular communication system and includes a scheduling unit configured to provide a primary synchronization signal selected from a group of multiple sequences, wherein at least two of the sequences have complex conjugate symmetry in the time domain. The transmitter also includes a transmit unit configured to transmit the primary synchronization signal. Additionally, the receiver includes a receive unit configured to receive a primary synchronization signal. The receiver also includes a detection unit configured to identify one of a plurality of primary synchronization signals corresponding to a communication cell location of the receiver, wherein at least two of a group of multiple sequences have complex conjugate symmetry in the time domain.10-30-2008
20130023293INSTANT MESSAGING THROUGH SECONDARY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A secondary wireless communication device may send and receive instant messages by causing a primary wireless communication device to send and receive the messages on behalf of the secondary wireless mobile communication device through a cellular communication system. To accomplish this, the primary and secondary devices may wirelessly communicate with one another through a connection other than the cellular communication system. Synchronization of instant messages between the primary and secondary devices may be maintained whenever the devices are in communication.01-24-2013
20090017848MESSAGING SYSTEM AND SERVICE - Embodiments of the invention are concerned with modification of messages en route to a destination. In one aspect embodiments of the invention provide a method of modifying a message transmitted from a sending party to a receiving party through a communications network, the method including: intercepting the message in the communications network; selecting a plurality of channels of data on the basis of the sending party or the receiving party, each channel comprising a plurality of data items and being accessible by parties in addition to the sending party or the receiving party; applying one or more predetermined rules to at least some of the selected data items so as to identify a data item therefrom; and pending data derived from the identified data item to said intercepted message.01-15-2009
20100137009TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING OF SMS MESSAGES USING MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal according to the present invention includes an input unit for receiving data required to transmit a short message service (SMS) message and a controller for coding user data recorded in the SMS message in conformity with a text coding standard adopted by a second country according to the data when the SMS message is not transmitted to a network of a first country to which the mobile terminal is currently connected and is delivered to a network of the second country.06-03-2010
20100137010IMPLICIT GROUP FORMATION AROUND FEED CONTENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A unique system and method that facilitates group-based mobile communication around external feed content is provided. The system and method involve adding external feed content to content generated within a group. Both types of content can be viewed on the mobile devices of the group. Updates to the feed content can be obtained and communicated to the group. When multiple feeds are subscribed to by a group, one or more group members can display such feed content in a selective manner. For example, splinter groups can be formed off of the original group for members who wish to receive a subset of feeds (feed content) to assist them in focusing on a topic of interest. Group members can also employ display filters to restrict feed content displayed on their mobile devices. Users can also search for available feeds and form new groups around such content or join an existing group.06-03-2010
20090117925Method and System for Automatically Providing Contents From a Service Provider to a Mobile Telephonic Terminal - A method and a system are adapted to automatically provide contents, particularly multimedia contents, to mobile telephonic terminals of service subscribers; service subscription agreements information are stored in a repository of a service provider for each subscriber; and this information includes service conditions desired by each subscriber; such service conditions including specification of contents desired by each subscriber. Contents are provided to mobile telephonic terminals in push mode according to the conditions desired by each subscriber.05-07-2009
20090305733METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING SESSIONS AND MESSAGES - The present invention provides a method and system for processing sessions and messages, and relates to the network session technology. The method includes: the initiator sends a session request to the recipient service server; and the recipient service server generates session invitation information according to the received session request when detecting that a recipient is offline, and sends the session invitation information to the recipient. Therefore, the recipient knows the session invitation information received in the offline period even when the initiator provides no session content; and the method can be implemented in diversified ways, thus enriching the service experience of the user.12-10-2009
20100144377Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Application-Based Communications - An apparatus for application-based communications may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive a message from a remote device at a receiving device. The message may have been generated based on application registration data associated with the receiving device. The processor may also be configured to execute an application based on content included in the message. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.06-10-2010
20090061911CUSTOMIZABLE MOBILE MESSAGE SERVICES - In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, at a mobile device, a first service command and a second service command; sending the first service command from the mobile device to a server; sending the second service command from the mobile device to a server; receiving, at the mobile device, first service results corresponding to the first service command; receiving, at the mobile device, second service results corresponding to the second service command; combining the first service results with the second service results; and displaying the combined service results on the mobile device.03-05-2009
20110207483REASSIGNED MOBILE MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS - The instant application describes a method of managing a customer's mobile station and providing a notification of a resultant change. The method includes steps of communicating over the air through a mobile communication network with a subscriber device management application running on the customer's mobile station; causing the subscriber device management application to attempt to change an operational control parameter of the customer's mobile station, via the over the air communication; and determining an outcome of the attempted change of the operational control parameter of the customer's mobile station. The method also includes a step of sending a mobile messaging service message, providing notification of the attempted change of the operational control parameter of the customer's mobile station, through the mobile communication network to another mobile station associated with the customer.08-25-2011
20120196630ALPHANUMERIC KEYPAD ARRANGEMENT FOR HANDHELD DEVICES - A mobile device including: a display for displaying information; a processor for controlling software and firmware operation; a keypad for entering data to the processor comprising an array of alpha keys for alpha data entry and an array of numeric keys for numeric data entry, wherein entry of alpha data does not require use of numeric keys and numeric data does not require use of alpha keys, the keypad comprising: a first cell of alpha keys to be actuated by the left thumb of an operator, the first cell of alpha keys comprised of more than one essentially linear row of alpha keys; a second cell of alpha keys to be actuated by the right thumb of an operator, the second cell of alpha keys comprised of more than one essentially linear row of alpha keys.08-02-2012
20120196629SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING COMMUNICATIONS - In one embodiment, a method provides for monitoring and analyzing communications of a monitored user on behalf of a monitoring user, to determine whether the communication includes a violation. For example, SMS messages, MMS messages, IMs, e-mails, social network site postings or voice mails of a child may be monitored on behalf of a parent. In one embodiment, an algorithm is used to analyze a normalized version of the communication, which algorithm is retrained using results of past analysis, to determine a probability of a communication including a violation.08-02-2012
20090117926MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - A method is disclosed for mass population notification of lost items. A user indicates a location in the proximity of where an item was lost and can also enter information describing the lost item and possibly upload a picture of the item. The user can select how many residents that he wants to notify about the lost item. The user's item description and contact information is processed to create a short voice message and/or text message to be delivered to the residents around the location where his item was lost. A map can be displayed to the user that graphically displays the area that is covered by the phone numbers found or an estimate of the phone number coverage selected by the user.05-07-2009
20090117922ALERTS BASED ON SIGNIFICANCE OF FREE FORMAT TEXT MESSAGES - A method and system for processing a free format short message service (SMS) text message for alerting a mobile phone's user to significant information in the message received by the mobile phone from a sender. Program code stored in memory on the mobile phone executes the method on a processor. A theme, a rheme, at least one structural component, and a sentence type of the normalized message are generated from which a FEATURE FACTOR priority is determined. Semantic content of the normalized message is determined from which an EMOTIONAL FACTOR priority is determined. A TOTAL PRIORITY computed as a sum of the FEATURE FACTOR priority and the EMOTIONAL FACTOR priority is determined to exceed a predetermined threshold, from which it is determined that the received message is significant, which triggers overriding default handset settings of the mobile phone and alerting the user that the received message is significant.05-07-2009
20090163230PROVIDING TRANSPARENT CDMA SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE USING NON-CDMA MOBILE DEVICES, SMART CARDS AND NETWORKS - Methods and systems for sending, receiving, storing, and reading CDMA type SMS messages on wireless non-CDMA or multimode mobile devices include embedding a CDMA SMS message in a non-CDMA SMS host message. Such a host message may be created, transmitted, received, or otherwise processed by a mobile device, such as one operating in a GSM or UMTS mode. Similarly a CDMA SMS message may be stored in a SIM/USIM module using similar techniques. An embodiment provides a software application programming interface (API) which transparently processes SMS messages regardless of whether they are CDMA or non-CDMA and regardless of the operating mode of the mobile device.06-25-2009
20090029726Method and Arrangement for Distributing Service Messages from Clients to Service Applications - A method and arrangement for distributing services messages from a client terminal to multiple service units or applications in one or more application servers in a multimedia service network. A service message distributor receives from the terminal, a multi-service message that includes a plurality of service message documents containing service-related data targeted to a specific service unit or application. The message distributor converts the received message into a plurality of individual service messages corresponding to the documents. The individual messages are sent separately toward their respective target service units or applications.01-29-2009
20090029724SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACKNOWLEDGING CALENDAR APPOINTMENTS USING A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method are provided for communicating calendar appointment acknowledgements to a sender from a recipient device, in particular a mobile communication device capable of receiving SMS messages. The sender creates a calendar object comprising calendar event data, designates a recipient, and selects a transport method for delivering the calendar event data. If the transport method is SMS, then a calendar object message in plaintext SMS format is prepared, comprising a unique identifier, and transmitted to the recipient. The recipient's mobile communication device receives the SMS message and parses the message to extract the calendar event data, and transmits an acknowledgement to the sender including the unique identifier.01-29-2009
20100144379Advanced User Interface Operations in a Dual-Mode Wireless Device - A system and method are provided for mobile stations for enhancing the ease of use of a mobile station. Through the system and method, a user may more easily view the phone number of a caller identification card. The user may be alerted when the user tries to send messages while out of GPRS coverage, or the mobile station may recognize extension numbers in address book user interface applications to assist with a dialing operation.06-10-2010
20090298518Method for Transferring Data from a Plurality of SIM-less Communication Modules - The invention relates to a method of transferring data from at least a first communication module and a second communication module to, respectively, a first data processing centre and a second data processing centre via a circuit switched telecommunications network. A first and second connection request containing respective first and second pre-provisioned telephone numbers from the first and second communication modules are received in the network. The first and second telephone numbers are processed such that the network refrains from authenticating the first and second communication modules. Subsequently first and a second circuit switched data connections are established with the first and second communication modules for receiving data. The data can be routed from the first communication module to the first data processing centre and from the second communication module to the second data processing centre in accordance with the first and second telephone numbers, respectively.12-03-2009
20090298520MULTI-ACCESS SOLID STATE MEMORY DEVICES AND A TELEPHONE UTILIZING SUCH - A method of sending e-mail from a computer, including attaching a telephone to a computer, saving at least one e-mail message from the computer on the telephone, activating the telephone, and automatically sending the e-mail message after the activating.12-03-2009
20090298517AUGMENTED REALITY PLATFORM AND METHOD USING LOGO RECOGNITION - An augmented reality platform is provided which interacts between a mobile device and a server via a communication network. The augmented reality platform includes an image recognition application located on the mobile device which receives a live, real-time image and converts the image into coordinates, and a client application located on the mobile device which transmits a data packet including the coordinates. A server application provided on the server receives the data packet from the client application, identifies a logo included in the live, real-time image, and sends content or a link thereto to the mobile device in accordance with the logo. Alternatively, the identification of the logo may occur internally—without the assistance of the server. The client application on the mobile device processes the content or the link thereto and forms an augmented reality image on a display of the mobile device based on the live, real-time image and the content.12-03-2009
20090137260SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RANGING INFORMATION IN SLEEP MODE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A Base Station (BS) for transmitting a ranging response message to a Mobile Station (MS) in a communication system is provided. The ranging response message comprises a Unified Type-Length-Value (TLV) encoding for a power saving class parameter. The Unified TLV encoding comprises only a value parameter for each of a plurality of Information Elements (IEs) used for defining a power saving class.05-28-2009
20090137258PROVISION OF DOWNLINK PACKET ACCESS SERVICES TO USER EQUIPMENT IN SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method of providing a packetized data transmission service to a mobile terminal in a spread spectrum communication network, includes: at a transmitter, broadcasting an indication message to a cell on a downlink broadcast channel, the indication message providing notification of an available packetized data transmission service intended for the mobile terminal; at the mobile terminal, monitoring the broadcast channel for the indication message, and upon receipt, acknowledging detection of the indication message to the transmitter on an uplink contention channel; and at the transmitter, upon contention completion, transmitting packetized data transmission service configuration information to the mobile terminal on the broadcast channel.05-28-2009
20110212736ASYNCHRONOUS MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS USING PRIORITY TAGS - Asynchronous media communications consist of sending text or voice messages with tags indicating the priority of the message. AMC combines voice messaging with features such as tagging and threading of voice strings on a recipient device. Communication can take place on a one-to-one or one-to-many basis.09-01-2011
20090163235Telecommunications System - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.06-25-2009
20090163232ENTERPRISE SEAMLESS MOBILITY - Extending dual-mode phones using SMS messages. When operating in cellular mode, SMS messages originated by a mobility controller in the enterprise command features such as indicators on the dual-mode phone. SMS messages are received by an agent in the dual-mode phone. A mobility controller connected to the enterprise SIP PBX and voicemail system receives messages for example indicating voicemail status and sends specially formatted SMS messages to the cellular phone to operate indicators. Similarly, the dual-mode phone issues SMS messages to the enterprise mobility controller to request the enterprise PBX perform features such as call conferencing, call pickup, and call pull.06-25-2009
20090163233Telecommunications system - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.06-25-2009
20090186636Method and System for Combining Text and Voice Messages in a Communications Dialogue - This publication discloses a method and system for delivering messages in a telecommunications network (07-23-2009
20090186637METHOD FOR COMBINED MESSAGE TRANSMISSION AND PROCESSING IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - Method for combined message transmission and processing in a telecommunication network, in particular as an application as part of a data service in a mobile radio network or on the IMS platform, in which a plurality of connected telecommunication terminals respectively communicate with one another in a multistep sequence.07-23-2009
20090131085Supporting Communication Among Endpoints In A Geographical Area - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request message from a requesting endpoint, where the request message requests a communication session corresponding to an area. An area-based group comprising one or more endpoints associated with the area is identified. The area-based group allows the endpoints to communicate with each other in the communication session. The requesting endpoint is added to the area-based group to allow the requesting endpoint to communicate with the one or more endpoints in the communication session.05-21-2009
20090088189METHOD AND APPARATUS CAPABLE OF UNIFIED MULTI-TRANSPORT MESSAGE HANDLING - Upon obtaining a message object that specifies a plurality of destination addresses, a multi-transport client selects a candidate destination address from among the plurality of destination addresses, determines the transport associated with the candidate destination address and arranges for transmission of a portion of the message over the determined transport toward the candidate destination address.04-02-2009
20080318604Prepaid short messaging - A prepaid messaging solution which uses open networking standards (e.g., TCP/IP) and which supports pre-payment of enhanced Internet messaging services. The disclosed prepaid architectures and methods accurately determine if a subscriber has sufficient account balance to deliver a complete short message, prior to delivery of the message. The short message may be prevented from being delivered (either at the source end or at the destination end) if insufficient funds are in the subscriber's account. A prepaid tariff engine is preferably extensible over a TCP/IP network, and supports remote interaction with the SMSC and web chat servers for the purpose of applying a real-time billing charge for each message. A service provider may create subscriber classes of service that define and uniquely identify subscriber rate and/or tariffing plans used to apply real-time billing charges for sending or receiving of messages. The prepaid short message tariff engine determines the appropriate message billing based upon, e.g., flat rate per message, message count (e.g., 10 messages @ $5.00), character count (e.g., $0.01/char.), Time of Day, Day of Week (i.e., peak & non-peak hours), type of message, and/or mobile location (i.e., network point code). The prepaid short messaging service preferably supports Internet web page access to subscriber's relating to their short messaging account balances and status maintained in the prepaid short messaging database of the prepaid messaging server.12-25-2008
20090005090Method for Providing Global Short Message Service - The present invention relates to a method of transferring a SMS between countries using different kinds of languages, that is, Mobile Stations (MSs) using different kinds of languages, and a computer-readable recording medium for implementing the SMS transfer method. The present invention provides a method of writing/transmitting a SMS by selecting and inputting a specific one of several foreign languages, which can be input in a receive MS, to transfer a SMS written in a foreign language from a transmit MS using a first language as a main language to the receive MS using a foreign language as a main language through a P2P network in which SMS nodes are independently connected on a country basis. The method includes {circle around (1)} a foreign language character input program installation step, {circle around (2)} a message transmission step, {circle around (3)} a global transmission step and {circle around (4)} a message reception step. According to the present invention, a global SMS can be transmitted conveniently and economically between countries using different kinds of languages, which was difficult due to the difference in a language structure in the prior art.01-01-2009
20090186642MULTIMEDIA DATA TRANSFER FOR A PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In a portable multimedia device, data is passed between a sender and receiver unit by way of voice channel only. Multimedia data is vocalized and then forwarded to a receiver unit by way of the voice channel without the use of a backend server. Once received at the receiver unit, the vocalized data can be converted to an audio signal that can then output by way of an audio output device (such as a speaker, earphone, etc.).07-23-2009
20090186635SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CONTEXTUAL ADVERTISING - A system of contextual advertising is disclosed. The system includes a message receiving module to receive a message from a sender and determine a recipient of the message. The system further includes an advertisement selection module to select an advertisement. The advertisement is selected based on at least one of a characteristic of the recipient, a characteristic of the sender, and a characteristic of the message. The system further includes a message delivery module to send the message to the recipient and an advertisement delivery module to send the advertisement to the sender.07-23-2009
20090186643METHOD AND SYSTEM OF IMPLEMENTING SMS FOR NGN TERMINAL - The disclosure provides a method of implementing Short Message Service (SMS) for a Next Generation Network (NGN) terminal, comprising: receiving, by an NGN Short Message Center (SMC), a short message transmission request forwarded by a soft switch, wherein the short message transmission request is from an NGN terminal; and transmitting, by the NGN SMC, a short message according to the received short message transmission request. The disclosure also provides a system of implementing SMS for an NGN terminal, and an NGN SMC.07-23-2009
20090186640Presentation Of Promotional Messages On A Telecommunications Device - A network (07-23-2009
20090186638APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MOBILE INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE - The present invention relates to apparatus and method for providing a mobile instant messaging service. The apparatus includes a buddy status managing unit for recording and managing a status information of at least one mobile messenger subscriber; a buddy list managing unit cooperating with the buddy status managing unit for managing a buddy list of the mobile messenger subscriber based on a telephone number, and providing the buddy list to the mobile messenger subscriber; and a chatting service unit for providing a chatting service between the mobile messenger subscriber and a buddy selected by the mobile messenger subscriber in the buddy list provided to the mobile messenger subscriber by the buddy list managing unit.07-23-2009
20090061914Multicast/Broadcast Single Frequency Network Control Information Transmission - A method for providing control information for a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) in network access equipment is provided. The method includes separating a multicast control channel of an MBMS transmission into a first portion and a second portion, placing in the first portion information related to the second portion, and placing in the second portion information related to receiving a multicast traffic channel portion of the MBMS transmission.03-05-2009
20090061915METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MESSAGE OF A MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for displaying a message in a mobile terminal. The method includes selecting a message history option on an input unit of the mobile terminal, displaying a list of messages, and displaying a message type of at least one message included in the displayed list of messages.03-05-2009
20090061912SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ATTACHMENTS TO MESSAGES SENT TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for processing attachments to messages sent to a mobile device is described herein. Embodiments described herein apply to encrypted messages comprising multiple message parts, in which different encryption keys (e.g. session keys) have been used to encrypt the different message parts. In at least one example embodiment, the encrypted session keys for every message content part comprising an attachment is received at the mobile device. In one embodiment, all of the encrypted session keys are stored together in a main message header. The mobile device may then decrypt the encrypted session key associated with a user requested attachment, and transmits the decrypted session key to one or more remote servers in an attachment request for use in decrypting the requested attachment. Data associated with the requested attachment, in decrypted form, is returned to the mobile device.03-05-2009
20110230214ACCESSING TEXTSITES USING TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE - A method for providing access to content using a global textsite platform (GTP) including receiving a user message identifying a registered unique keyword maintained by the GTP, wherein the registered unique keyword is registered with the GTP by a publisher for accessing a textsite comprising a plurality of text pages published by the publisher and indexed based on a plurality of navigating keywords defined by the publisher, retrieving authored content associated with the textsite based on the registered unique keyword, accessing the textsite based on the authored content to retrieve a navigating keyword indexing a text page, and sending a GTP message comprising the navigating keyword for the user to access the text page, wherein the user message and the GTP message comprise a text message transmitted using a text messaging service (TMS).09-22-2011
20090005087Newsreader for Mobile Device - Providing information to a mobile device can include receiving a translation request from a mobile device, wherein the translation request includes a resource locator identifying information in a native format; accessing the information identified by the resource locator, wherein the information is retrieved from a local cache if available and otherwise is retrieved from a source associated with the resource locator; translating at least a portion of the information identified by the resource locator to generate a translated file in a supported format; and transmitting the translated file to the mobile device. Further, the information retrieved from a source associated with the resource locator can be stored in the local cache. Additionally, the information identified by the resource locator can be cleared from the local cache after a predetermined amount of time.01-01-2009
20090005086Method for Sending a Mail Letter Starting From a Sms Message - A method of sending a mail letter by a SMS message sent by any terminal enabled to such operation to an addressee having a telephone number, characterized in that the SMS message is sent to a Service Centre that transmits it to the telephone service provider of the sender who once identified the personal data corresponding to the telephone number included in the message transmits said personal data together with the text of the SMS message to an equipment designed to print the message, to put it into an envelope, and to hand it over to the postal service to be delivered to the addressee.01-01-2009
20080318600System and method for enhanced message routing - Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of (e.g., Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, IP Multimedia Subsystem, etc.) wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that provides, in new and creative ways, enhanced message routing capabilities. The dynamic, flexible, and extensible nature of the enhanced message routing capabilities support, among other things, very large volumes of messaging traffic, numerous billing paradigms, different Quality of Service levels and possible charges for same, improved troubleshooting and problem investigation capabilities, etc. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.12-25-2008
20090054090MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE SPAM PREVENTING - A mobile communication device includes a receiver, a buffer, a memory, an identifier, and a deleting module. The receiver is used for receiving short message service messages. The buffer is used for storing the short message service messages temporarily. The memory is used for storing a plurality of contact records. The identifier is used for identifying the short message service messages based on the contact records. The deleting module is used for deleting the short message service messages from the buffer if the short message service messages don't pass the identifying action. A mobile communication method is also disclosed.02-26-2009
20090325610ADAPTER FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA OVER DIFFERENT NETWORKS - The present system includes a bridge (or adapter) that connects two synchronization endpoints over two different networks. The bridge first receives information to be synchronized and generates metadata to form it into messages transported over the first network according to a first protocol. A gateway receives the messages over the first transport mechanism and generates a synchronization feed that can be transported over the second network according to a second protocol.12-31-2009
20090325613Message transmitted automatically in response to imminent power source depletion of mobile station - Described herein are a method, apparatus and computer program to automatically inform a second party to a call that a first party to the call has or will disconnect due to a power source, such as a battery, of a terminal used by the first party becoming depleted. The second party can be informed by the generation and transmission of any suitable type of message, including a SMS message, a MMS message and a IMS message.12-31-2009
20090325611Event-Based Assistance Data Delivery - A method and system which may determine when to deliver assistance data to a requesting user device. In one example, the user device may request updates of assistance data related to one or more data type from an assistance server. Additionally, the user device may include one or more parameters for the delivery of updates of assistance data. The assistance server may provide updated assistance data based on an event and in compliance with the one or more parameters.12-31-2009
20080233985Telephone system, telephone set and portable device - A telephone system according to one aspect of the invention comprises: a portable device; and a telephone set with which the portable device can be registered as an additional device. The telephone system comprises a transmission unit configured to periodically transmit a beacon to the registered portable device, and an adding unit configured to add additional data containing at least one of audio data and visual data to the beacon to be transmitted from the transmission unit. The portable device comprises a reproduction unit configured to reproduce the additional data obtained from the beacon.09-25-2008
20080233983HOME NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS, HOME NETWORK SERVICE SYSTEM USING HOME NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A home network service system using an SMS service, the home network service system including: a text message processor to receive a text message; and a home network control apparatus to control a home network device according to the text message by converting a control signal corresponding to the text message using a protocol compatible with the home network device and transmitting the converted control signal to the home network device. Accordingly, various types of home network devices can be easily controlled.09-25-2008
20120071179METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENDING MESSAGES OVER TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - The object of the present invention is to provide an economic alternative to the current systems for sending messages, both text messages (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS), between telecommunication network users. For this purpose, use is made of the advantages of call signaling protocols, specifically the duration of the ringing tone in an unanswered call (commonly called “missed call”) for sending messages which are precoded and known by the system users. The method and system for sending messages between telephony terminals are designed such that they are used by the user in a very similar manner to the sending/receiving SMS and MMS messages, providing a simple and economic method (without associated direct cost) for sending messages between telephony users.03-22-2012
20090023463SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A UNIVERSAL MESSAGING GATEWAY (UMG) - The system and method for implementing a Universal Messaging Gateway (UMG) disclosed herewith provides telecommunications Network Operators (NO) and like related parties with innovative and flexible art for delivering domestic and foreign network originated Multi-Media traffic and/or, more generally, interactive and/or synchronous mobile text and related telecommunications messaging or information services to a large number of related receiving telecommunications network equipment (as ESMEs and/or SMS-Cs in relation to SMS traffic).01-22-2009
20090082043COLOR DIFFERENTIATING A PORTION OF A TEXT MESSAGE SHOWN IN A LISTING ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A handheld wireless communication device includes features to send and receive text messages. The handheld wireless communication device is further equipped with a microprocessor configured to run software programs on the device such as text message management program. The text message management program displays a listing of a plurality of received text messages on a display screen and color differentiates at least a portion of the display-listed plurality of received text messages based upon a characteristic common to each received text message. The characteristic common to each display-listed received text message may be a host name that is included in an identification code for the respective text message's sender.03-26-2009
20100004011Universal Short Code Administration Facility - Systems and methods for assigning a short codes to provide uniformity among wireless carriers. In the systems and methods, a Universal Short Code (USC) Administrator maintains a list of short codes and their lease status so that SMS messages sent to a particular short code may be routed to the proper holder of the short code. A network facilitator is in communication with both the USC Administrator and at least one wireless carrier to route the SMS message to the proper holder of the short code. The short code may be leased for a specified period of time so that the short code can be reassigned after expiration of the lease.01-07-2010
20100004010MOBILE TERMINAL AND FILE TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal that can transmit voice data an picture, as well as a text message, in the form of a file during an instant messaging (IM) service, and its file transmission method are disclosed. When the IM service starts, a user inputs text to a message window to chat with one or more subscribers, and when voice or image data (picture, handwriting, image, etc.) is inputted while text is inputted, the inputted voice or image data is converted into a file, transmitted to a counterpart subscriber, and displayed in the form of an icon on a message window. The counterpart subscriber can check the voice or picture by selecting the displayed icon.01-07-2010
20130217426System and Method for Managing Short Message Service Communications for a Radio Station Hosted Event - A system and method for communicating with an audience. The system includes a radio transmitter that transmits a first communication to a plurality of audience members. A server receives a plurality of short message service communications, wherein each of the plurality of short message service communications is transmitted from a portable communication device in reply to the first communication. A display operably coupled to the server automatically displays each of the plurality of short message service communications.08-22-2013
20090088186 METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SYMBOLS AND/OR INFORMATION FROM A TRANSMITTER TO A RECEIVER - The invention relates to a method for transmitting symbols and/or information from a transmitter to a receiver. The method further relates to devices for coding, transmitting, and receiving symbols and/or information.04-02-2009
20090088187Method and System for Configuring a Telematics Device Using Two-Way Data Messaging - A method and system for configuring a telematics device is constructed so as to use two-way short message service (SMS) to provide improved configuration execution. Mobile identification number (MIN), Mobile Directory Number (MDH), Home System Identification (SID) number, SID/NID pairs, NAI/password for packet data, over the air service provisioning (OTASP) number, and Preferred Roaming List (PRL) flag can be easily updated with no manual or voice channel configuration actions. In addition, other system settings such as button behavior, language, call barring, adding units to hands-free calling, etc. may be updated as well. In an example, a series of binary SMS messages configures the telematics device, with a subset of the messages being used specifically for configuration while the remaining message initiates a packet data session to complete additional configuration.04-02-2009
20110143786System and Method for Restricting Text Messaging - A system for restricting a functionality of a wireless device includes the wireless device and a movement sensor. The movement sensor determines a speed at which the wireless device is moving. The movement sensor transmits a signal when the speed is greater than a predetermined threshold. The signal is at least partially a basis to restrict the functionality, wherein the restriction does not completely disable the functionality.06-16-2011
20110143787Wireless chat automatic status tracking - A technique and apparatus to provide status tracking of presence and/or location of a mobile, wireless device to a requesting entity even outside of a particular wireless system. This allows wireless service providers the ability to monitor and log changes in the status of mobile stations within and/or outside their networks. Embodiments are disclosed wherein presence and/or location information is provided to entities outside of a particular servicing wireless network using the mechanisms of call processing components of a mobile network (e.g., call setup procedures), and using standard mechanisms currently available to any appropriately conforming Mobile Switching Center (MSC) element. In one disclosed embodiment, a wireless chat tracking system is implemented which utilizes a change in mobile registration status to automatically notify a chat group system outside the wireless network of current status information activity regarding a relevant device, e.g., registration activity or inactivity timeout. In the wireless chat automatic status tracking system, a registration notification (REGNOT) message is either explicitly forwarded or copied to an external IP based application (e.g., to a mobile chat group system). The change in mobile registration is communicated via a suitable signaling link (e.g., SS7, TCP/IP, etc.) between a Home Location Register (HLR) and the chat group system. Therefore, instead of a conventionally closed system using SS7 messages, REGNOT messages are pushed out over TCP/IP connections to external applications (e.g., chat servers) to automatically notify the external system of the location of a particular user.06-16-2011
20110143785Phone Power Adapter for Car with GPS Tracking and Auto-Upload - Disclosed herein are embodiments of a power adapter, adapted for electrical engagement with a power outlet found in a cabin of a vehicle and with a device to be powered. The adapter further comprises a satellite receiver to receive data used to determine position (e.g. GPS) and logs such data. Upon obtaining network connectivity through either a network adapter in the device or a network connection of the device to be powered, such logged data is uploaded to a remote location. Video, audio, or other data may also be logged and uploaded.06-16-2011
20110143784System and Method for Indicating Multiple Destination Addresses in a Message - Described herein are systems and methods for indicating multiple destination addresses in a Short Message Service (“SMS”) message. One embodiment of the disclosure of this application is related to a method comprising receiving a short message service (“SMS”) message from an originator, the SMS message including a plurality of recipient address identifying a plurality of recipients, generating a destination message of the SMS message for each of the plurality of recipients, and transmitting each of the destination messages to a respective recipient, each destination message including an originator address and the destination address of at least one other recipient06-16-2011
20090054088Sending time-sensitive information via a short message service - A method for informing at least one person of time-sensitive information via a short message service is disclosed. The technology initially accesses a data base of contact information related to at least one person in response to receiving a request to deliver the time-sensitive information via a short message service. The time-sensitive information is then assigned to at least one person. The time-sensitive information is then sent to at least one person. Then feedback is received as to at least one person's receipt of the time-sensitive information.02-26-2009
20090054089COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, SECURE DEVICE, AND INTERGRATED CIRCUIT - The present invention has an object to provide a communication terminal, a secure device, and an integrated circuit, by which before data is transmitted by a transmission-sided communication terminal, a security process operation is carried out under environment of a communication terminal having a possibility of using the data with respect to threats caused by computer viruses and the like, which are operated in an illegal manner and are operable in correspondence with various sorts of platforms, and thus, safety characteristics with respect to the data can be assured.02-26-2009
20090082042SMS SPAM CONTROL - A system, apparatus, and method are directed towards managing abuse of text messages through controls on messages sent by an application to a mobile device (e.g., MT text messages). MT text messages sent from a defined application are intercepted by a Text Message SPAM Control Service (TMSCS). Various controls are determined for the sending application based on the application, level of user control on contents of the message, the user requesting the message to be sent (if any), and/or a destination address for the message. These controls may then be used in various combinations and/or various levels of constraint to determine whether to block transmission of the message to a destination mobile device. By monitoring messages from the application, abuse of the application may be minimized.03-26-2009
20090082045BLAST VIDEO MESSAGES SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for creating and using short video messages are described. A short message and a video clip can include a verbalization of the short message by a character. The verbalization may be emphasized by an attribute of the character including a demeanour of the character, an intonation of the verbalization, a volume of the verbalization, a gesture or a facial expression. Methods for expressing a message are described. A video is selected from a catalogue of short video, wherein the selected video conveys a message and transmitting the message to an mobile electronic device adapted to play the video clip. The video may include characters, caricatures, cartoons, a movie clip, a television program clip, an advertisement and/or an alert.03-26-2009
20090098892Method for Exploiting Signalling Messages in a Wireless Communication Network - A method of exploiting a signaling message related to a predetermined OSI layer of a wireless communication system and adapted to transmit signaling information specific of the OSI layer for transmitting data different from the signaling information, includes: ascertaining the presence of unallotted space in the signaling message; based on the ascertained presence of unallotted space, determining an amount of transmissible data different from the signaling information; and modifying the signaling message by filling at least part of the unallotted space with the amount of transmissible data. The method is in particular useful in cellular telephony networks like 2G and 3G networks, in 802.104-16-2009
20110230217Cellular Multiscreen System - A cellular multiscreen system forms an image which can be a frame of a video or still image, divides that image into a number of parts, and sends each part to a different cellular telephone. The cellular telephones which receives the images collectively can display the images so that one can see the original image by looking at the multiple different cellular telephones. A game can also be played by determining which of the cellular phones receive which portion of the image.09-22-2011
20090203390METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC ASSIGNMENT OF COMMON SHORT CODES FOR SHARED USE TEXT MESSAGE ROUTING - A computer-readable medium encoded with executable instructions for a text messaging service for dynamically associating a first user to a first business via a shared common short code is provided. The instructions are for receiving a first text message from a first user via a first shared common short code, determining a user history associated with the first user based on an identification of the first user, and determining an association of the first shared common short code with a first business based on the user history associated with the first user. The instructions are further for storing the association of the first shared common short code with the first business for the first user in the user history associated with the first user and routing the first text message to the first business.08-13-2009
20110230218SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING ELECTRONIC VOUCHER THROUGH SHORT MESSAGE - A system and method of transmitting electronic voucher through short message. The method of transmitting an electronic voucher through a short message includes converting an electronic voucher to be transmitted into a bit stream; mapping each n-bits of the bit stream to any one text character of one of a plurality of text character groups, wherein text characters in each of the text character groups have at least one same or similar feature, and bit number n corresponding to each text character depends on the number m of the text character groups; arranging the text characters obtained through the mapping into a character sequence; and transmitting the character sequence through a short message. The present invention greatly reduces the cost for issuing an electronic voucher, significantly increases the convenience and apparently improves the safety and the stability.09-22-2011
20110230216Method and apparatus for sharing transport channel for node serving plural cells with multimedia broadcast/multicast - A radio access network (09-22-2011
20110230213METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING TEXTSITES ON A GLOBAL TEXTSITE PLATFORM - A method for accessing content using a global textsite platform including registering a unique keyword received from a publisher, receiving content from the publisher for creating a textsite associated with the unique keyword, creating the textsite on behalf of the publisher, receiving, from a user, a request to access the textsite, processing the request from the user, and providing access to the textsite by sending the content of the textsite, via a text messaging service (TMS), to a user mobile device.09-22-2011
20110230212TEXT MESSAGE DELIVERY TO A MOBILE DEVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Systems and methods are disclosed that deliver a text message to a mobile device in a wireless communication network, where a prior delivery attempt to the mobile device in the wireless communication network has failed. The system in one embodiment includes a subscriber server in an IMS network that receives a first request from a message center to be notified if the mobile device becomes available in the wireless communication network. The subscriber server transmits a second request to a subscriber database in the wireless communication network to be notified if the mobile device becomes available. If the mobile device does become available, the subscriber server receives a first notification from the subscriber database that the mobile device has become available. The subscriber server then transmits a second notification to the message center that the mobile device has become available.09-22-2011
20090088193MESSAGING PROTOCOL/SERVICE SWITCHING METHODS AND DEVICES - Methods, devices, and computer readable media for switching communications from a first messaging protocol/service to a second messaging protocol/service by use of messaging information being embedded in a header of a first message of the first messaging protocol/service to enable the recipient to contact the sender over the second messaging protocol/service, is provided.04-02-2009
20090088191GENERATION AND DELIVERY OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT-ADAPTATION NOTIFICATIONS - A method for conditioning multimedia containers to be compatible with decoding facilities of receivers of diverse types is disclosed. Content of a multimedia container may include components of different encoding formats. Container conditioning also detects and, where feasible, removes undesirable insertions within each content component of a multimedia container. A content component of a container may be filtered, re-encoded, or deleted. Notifications indicating conditions of a container and any modifications performed are appended to the container. A notification may be presented in at least one form compatible with characteristics of a respective receiver. An editing engine implementing the method is associated with a network entity to which multimedia containers are directed. The editing engine accesses a receiver database storing information on several types of receivers and a repository of notification templates encoded in several forms.04-02-2009
20090191905INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and apparatuses for processing an instant message from a source wireless communication device to a destination device are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes receiving the instant message from the source wireless communication device, the instant message having a source wireless communication identifier, a destination instant messenger identifier, and data contents; extracting the source wireless communication identifier, the destination instant messenger identifier and the data contents from the instant message; retrieving a source instant messenger identifier corresponding to the source wireless communication identifier; binding the source instant messenger identifier with the source wireless communication identifier; and transmitting the data contents with the source instant messenger identifier to the destination device over a communication network, based on the destination instant messenger identifier. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.07-30-2009
20090098893REAL-TIME INTERACTING METHOD FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A real-time interacting method for mobile communication devices involves creating an interactive area thereon, inputting an interactive message via handwriting, and capturing a synchronous audio message, so that the mobile communication devices transmit/receive the interactive message and the audio message via a 3G communication link to achieve real-time interaction.04-16-2009
20090082044Text messaging system and method - A text messaging device including a transmitter having different transmission modes for transmitting text messages, which are addressed to mobile terminals or to other information, to a server. The text messaging device includes a receiver for receiving from the server text messages from the mobile terminals or from the other information terminals. The text messaging device also includes a detector for detecting and reporting to the server an operational status of the transmitter including a change of status of a connection with communication lines.03-26-2009
20120142380SMS FORWARDING SERVICE FOR MOBILE DEVICES - At least one network device is configured to activate a short message service (SMS) forwarding service for a first mobile device, where the SMS forwarding service forwards SMS messages, intended for the first mobile device, to a second mobile device. The at least one network device is further configured to receive, from a third mobile device, a SMS message intended for the first mobile device; determine, in response to the SMS message, that the SMS forwarding service has been activated for the first mobile device; identify the second mobile device to which to forward the SMS message, intended for the first mobile device, when the SMS forwarding service has been activated for the first mobile device; and automatically forward the SMS message to the second mobile device.06-07-2012
20080318602Method for Mobile and Pervasive Output - Pervasive output capability is provided so that an information apparatus can pervasively output digital content to an output device regardless of the processing power, display screen size and memory space of the information apparatus. This allows small mobile devices with limited display, processing power, and memory to be able to output a digital document (e.g., PDF, HTML, PowerPoint etc) in its full original richness, without resorting to downsizing, truncating, reducing, clipping or otherwise altering the original document. A data output service method for rendering at an output device output content managed from an information apparatus may include obtaining by wireless communication from the information apparatus at least part of a document object relating to the output content, obtaining at least part of an output device object with one or more attributes relating to the output device, and providing the document object and the output device object to a server application operated on a server that is distinct from the information apparatus and the output device, and generating with the server application output data relating to the output device. The output data may then be provided to the output device for rendering the output content as the data output service.12-25-2008
20090203391CONTACT MATCHING OF CHANGING CONTENT ACROSS PLATFORMS - A method includes matching at least one device-associated contact from a list of contacts on a mobile device with at least one web-associated contact from another list of contacts associated with a web-based application and downloading media content associated with the at least one web-associated contact to the mobile device with an indication of the device-associated contact with which it is to be associated. The mobile device launches media content associated with a contact on the occasion of call related activity with the contact.08-13-2009
20080261637System for interconnecting a remote server with a short message server center (SMSC) via the internet - It allows the transmission of short messages (SMS) between a remote server (10-23-2008
20080261631System and method for sending notification message to a mobile station using session initiation protocol (SIP) - The present invention is a method and system for sending SIP notification messages to a wireless device, for example a wireless telephone, that can accept SIP control messages. A method is described for establishing a data session between a wireless device and a management server over a wireless network, the wireless device operable to receive and parse SIP messages, the wireless network operable to transmit messages between the wireless device and the management server. The method includes retrieving an address for the wireless device on the management server, sending a SIP invite message from the management server to the wireless device, receiving the SIP invite message on the wireless device, parsing the SIP invite message on the wireless device, and establishing the data session between the wireless device and the management server.10-23-2008
20090247197CREATING ONLINE RESOURCES USING INFORMATION EXCHANGED BETWEEN PAIRED WIRELESS DEVICES - A database of family, friends and professional network relationships are established through the exchange of unique identifiers between paired mobile devices using wireless technology. The paired mobile devices exchange information related to the users' identities. The mobile device users can independently upload the exchanged information through one or more access points to an online service. The online service uses the uploaded information to create online resources for the users.10-01-2009
20090247194System and method for transmitting messages between a platform and a set of terminals - A method for transmitting messages over a telecommunications network between a service platform (10-01-2009
20120077529APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UPDATING DATA IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method update data in a portable terminal. The apparatus comprises a data update unit and a controller. The data unit is configured to manage information associated with the portable terminal and a request for an address book update transmitted from the portable terminal. The controller is configured to receive changed address book information from an update server that manages an address book of another portable terminal in response to the request transmitted by the data update unit.03-29-2012
20120077528Method To Exchange Application Specific Information For Outgoing Calls Between Two Mobile Devices - A user equipment (UE) comprising at least one component configured to send an indication message that indicates application information for a communications session, wherein the indication message comprises data to indicate application information to a recipient for display by the recipient during a communication session with the UE. Also disclosed is a UE comprising at least one component configured to support a method comprising generating data for application information for a communications session, and sending an indication message that indicates the application information for use to display the application information by a recipient of the indication message during the communications session. Also disclosed is a method implemented on a UE comprising generating data for application information for a communications session, and sending an indication message that indicates the application information for use to display the application information by a recipient of the indication message during the communications session.03-29-2012
20120077526Dynamic Text Communication Administration - A system for administering text communications may be configured to determine if an incoming communication that includes text meets any of various criteria and respond based on that determination. A reply may include information based on the criteria or information related to how other messages with the same or similar criteria have historically been handled by a user. Reply communications may be in a different form than that of the incoming communication. Other actions may be taken in addition or instead of replying, including setting calendar reminders or tasks, and sending delegate notifications. Data used for determinations may be collected over time or gathered from external systems.03-29-2012
20090209275MESSAGE ROBOT - Enhanced messaging provided by allowing a subscriber to send a message to the system, and in response to the message, providing an enhanced messaging service. The enhanced messaging service may include receiving and forwarding content to intended recipients, providing previously received content to a requesting party, or obtaining content commensurate to a request from the subscriber and delivering that content to the subscriber.08-20-2009
20090221312Cross-Carrier Content Upload, Social Network and Promotional Platform - Described is a system for handling multimedia content with a wireless network. The concept is a cross-carrier mobile social network and promotional platform for submitting content (e.g., photos, videos, and/or audio) taken with a camera phone to the Internet via short code. By combining mobile messaging, short codes, MMS, camera phone, email and Internet technologies, this solution offers camera phone enthusiasts a simple, fun and easy way to upload multimedia content to social networks, a variety of world wide web destinations, as well as participate in promotional events.09-03-2009
20090221308System and Method for Enhancing Drug-Taking Compliance - A system in the form of distributed data-processing and communications hardware components is used to enhance patient compliance with instructions for the taking of medications. The system includes a central server and a plurality of remote stations disposed at medication points-of-supply in communication for data transmission to and from the central server. Upon dispensing of a medication to a patient, the remote station transmits information to the central server and the central server receives and stores the information. The information includes at least a telephonic communication address for the patient, the nature of the medication dispensed and the amount and instructed frequency of taking the medication. The central server transmits an initial message to the patient, for example to a cellular telephone, within a pre-determined period of time following initial receipt of the information from the remote station; and subsequent messages at time intervals determined by the instructed frequency of taking the medication. Responses from the patient may be logged to confirm taking of the medication.09-03-2009
20090221307GROUP COMMUNICATIONS - The communications system is disclosed that includes a plurality of devices associated in a group. A server (09-03-2009
20090017846Bracelet for Text Messaging - A bracelet for text messaging includes a circuit for entering a text message to be sent, a circuit for storing the text message to be sent, and a circuit for sending the text message. The bracelet can be worn around the leg or arm of the user. The bracelet includes a first arm for attaching to the user, and the bracelet includes a second arm for attaching to the user. The text message may be an emergency text message, and the text message includes a destination address. The destination address may be a dedicated destination address.01-15-2009
20090247196MOBILE TERMINAL FOR PERFORMING INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE - A method of executing an instant messaging service using a wireless terminal in a wireless communication system includes associating at least one user as a messenger group, activating messenger communication with a server, transmitting a messenger group status activation message to the server, receiving status data associated with the messenger group, and displaying information representing an updated status of the at least one user of the messenger group based on the status data.10-01-2009
20120196633COMMUNICATION TERMINAL,COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING COMMUNICATION PROGRAM RECORDED, AND NETWORK SYSTEM - A communication terminal includes: a display, an input device for accepting a first operation instruction; a communication device for connection with a server and another terminal; and a control unit for receiving first contents from the server via the communication device according to the first operation instruction, determining whether connection with another terminal is established or not, transmitting the first contents to another terminal via the communication device when a determination is made that connection with another terminal is established, and causing the display to show the first contents.08-02-2012
20120196632Intelligent Delivery Agent for Short Message Distribution Center - A message distribution center (MDC) and Intelligent Delivery Agent are implemented in a wireless Internet gateway interposed between content providers and a wireless carrier to subjectively examine and direct messages via SMTP based on desired rules (e.g., non-peak hours, paying subscribers only, etc.) using standard SMTP Gateway and other well-known protocols. The MDC includes an individual queue for each subscriber, and the provider is informed through conventional SMTP protocol messages that the short message has been accepted. If the carrier has specifically disallowed service for a particular MIN (e.g., in the case of churning), then the content provider is informed through an SMTP interchange that the recipient is invalid. An MDC provides a single mechanism for interacting with subscribers of multiple carriers, regardless of each carrier's underlying infrastructure.08-02-2012
20120196631Bicycle Rental System - A bicycle rental system comprising: a bicycle storage station comprising bicycle stands for supporting and locking bicycles, each bicycle stand including a lock configured to open at receipt of a command signal, a portable communication device configured for sending a control message representing a specific bicycle stand and the portable communication device, and a central computer. The central computer includes a registry with stored registration data representing the specific bicycle stand and the portable communication device, the central computer being configured for: receiving the control message, comparing the control message with the stored registration data for identifying the portable communication device, and subsequently sending a command signal to the bicycle stand for unlocking the stand.08-02-2012
20090253445INTELLIGENT MESSAGE MEDIATOR - An Intelligent Message Mediator (IMM) provides a system and method for the delivery of multiple types of messages, voice mail or otherwise, regardless of format, to subscribers of mobile communication platforms. Advantageously, an IMM is administered through a system that is operable to be retrofitted into existing mobile communication platforms. The basic concept of an IMM first provides for the receipt of pushed digital content originating from existing. Once pushed digital content is received by the IMM, the platform then converts the content into a convenient, predetermined format, as dictated by IMM subscriber preferences and forwards the converted content out to a subscriber's device. Optionally, an IMM can intelligently and automatically read and respond to content through the operation of subscriber configured intelligent assistant functions without ever having to push the content out to the subscriber. Also, some embodiments of an IMM may enable a subscriber to reply to a message content by providing a way to enable time-shifted voice messaging, participate in interactive advertising applications, dictate the delivery of prerecorded content, or specify an automatic response to a message on the subscriber's behalf.10-08-2009
20090143085Call Completion - Disclosed herein is a method and system for completing a call attempt made by a first party on a first network to a second party on a second network. The second network may be the first network or one of multiple networks excluding the first network. The first network detects termination of the call attempt. The first network communicates availability of a messaging service to the first party. The messaging service may be a short messaging service (SMS), a voice SMS, a multimedia messaging service, and a multimodal messaging service. The first network does not bill the first party for the communication of the availability of the messaging service. On acceptance of the messaging service by the first party, the first party creates a message to be delivered to the second party on the second network. The first network delivers the message to the second party on the second network.06-04-2009
20100273513MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR SENDING MESSAGES USING THE MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, a SIM application toolkit (STK) driver, a STK interface and a user interface. The STK interface sends a selection command to the SIM card via the STK driver. The SIM card generates an input command according to the selection command, and sends the input command to the user interface via the STK driver. The user interface displays an input box on a display screen for receiving a user-inputted recipient phone number of a recipient mobile device according to the input command. The STK driver sends the multimedia messaging service (MMS) message to the recipient mobile device according to the recipient phone number if the message is an SMS message, and sends the short messaging service (SMS) message to the recipient mobile device according to the recipient phone number if the message is an MMS message.10-28-2010
20090318174Intelligent short message delivery system and method - An intelligent short message system can provide an integrated home location register and short message service center (HLR/SMSC). Upon receiving an indication from a mobile switching center (MSC) that an SMS message could not be delivered to a destination device, the integrated HLR/SMSC prevents further retries from being attempted until the destination device becomes available again.12-24-2009
20090318171Application Discovery on Mobile Devices - Methods and systems for application discovery on mobile devices are provided. A subscriber identity module (SIM) card associated with a mobile device sends information to a network server, which determines an identifier (e.g., a phone number) associated with the SIM card. Using the identifier, the network server provides application information to the mobile device. The application information, which may include the application itself, is then used to install the application on the mobile device.12-24-2009
20120142381System and method for filtering long short message - The disclosure discloses a system and a method for filtering a long short-message, wherein the method comprises the following steps: step 1: a network security agent module sends a short message which is from a short message center and/or a short message gateway to a real-time monitoring service processing module (06-07-2012
20090088192MESSAGE SERVER - An apparatus includes a housing, an interface, a processor and a memory. The interface is affixed to the housing and is configured for coupling to a cellular wireless network. The processor is affixed to the housing and is coupled to the interface. The memory is affixed to the housing and is coupled to the processor. The memory is configured to store a set of instructions for causing the processor to receive a first message using the interface and, in response thereto, for causing the processor to broadcast a second message using the cellular wireless network and using the interface, the second message having a transmission parameter determined by the first message and wherein the second message is compatible with a messaging service protocol.04-02-2009
20100167763INTER-CARRIER MANAGEMENT OF MESSAGING GROUPS - A system and method to enable the efficient distribution of group messages sent from a mobile device that receives service from one telecommunications carrier, to groups of mobile devices that receive service from one or more other telecommunications carriers. A mobile device user or system operator generates a group distribution list for messages that are to be sent to two or more other users. The group distribution list is provided to a message distribution system that is comprised of distribution agents that are associated with each telecommunications carrier. Each distribution agent is responsible for routing a group message to those mobile devices that receive service from the associated telecommunications carrier.07-01-2010
20090047983TEXT MESSAGING CONVERSATION USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY - A computer readable medium, method and user device for a user interface functionality for SMS and SMS-like message conversations is provided. A group of individual SMS messages is treated as a single entity by the SMS conversation UI, the SMS conversation history UI saves space by including the SMS editor within the conversation history panel, and displays a pop-up display with useful information regarding the SMS message being edited.02-19-2009
20090047980TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES APPARATUS AND METHODS - A first text message sent from a mobile handset (02-19-2009
20090047982Method of and System for Virtual Mobile Game Session Discovery and Player Matching - A system for establishing multi-party wireless game sessions includes a game session broker and at least two wireless units. Each wireless unit includes a first wireless device having relatively low power consumption and a second wireless device having relatively high power consumption. The game session broker is configured to receive a session ready message that includes location information for a first player and search for a second player having location information matching the location information for the first player. Upon finding a matching player, the game session broker sends session available messages to the wireless units associated with the first and second players. Session ready messages are sent and session available message are received using the first wireless devices. Upon receiving the session available message, the first and second players can establish a wireless game session using their respective second wireless devices. Preferably, the second wireless devices are maintained powered-off until a session available message is received.02-19-2009
20100184456MESSAGING SYSTEM AND SERVICE - Embodiments of the invention are concerned with modification of messages en route to a destination.07-22-2010
20100261489INCLUDING INFORMATION IN A MESSAGE - A method and system are described for including information in a message (10-14-2010
20100197327Mobile Communication Device Dynamic Service Application and Dynamic Service Application Scripting - A dynamic service application is stored and executed on a mobile or wireless communication device (e.g., a cellular telephone) to enable it to be programmed without specialized hardware, software, and other proprietary information. For example, dynamic service application programs or scripts may be entered directly by a user or may be received as a wireless or radiated digital message transmission. The dynamic service application executes the dynamic service application script, which is of a format to accommodate wireless or radiated transmission and storage on the device. The dynamic service application script may be written by a user on a computer or a mobile communication device or may be written with the aid of scripting “wizard” software. In addition to being received as radiated transmissions, dynamic service application scripts may also be sent as radiated transmissions from mobile communication devices to other devices or computers.08-05-2010
20100197328SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERMITTING MAINTENANCE OF PRIVACY OF MAIN NUMBER ASSIGNED TO WIRELESS DEVICE - A wireless communications system is depicted in which a message can be delivered to a wireless device. In the communications system, a first number included within a true address for communication with the device is associated with the device. A second number distinct from the first number is also associated with the device. A communication is received that includes a phantom address, at least a portion of which includes the second number, and a message. The true address is derived by at least deriving the first number from the second number. The message can then be delivered to the device based upon the derived true address.08-05-2010
20100261488SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING DATA IN A GROUP OF MOBILE DEVICES - A method and system are provided for sharing data amongst a group of a plurality of mobile devices without requiring a database or server to centrally store the shared data. The shared data is instead stored by each group member individually while controlling the manner in which the shared data is updated. To manage such updates, the shared data is atomized such that individual databases in the shared data are separated or otherwise delineated into one or more records, each record having associated therewith, a value. To maintain a common copy of the shared data at each device, any update is sent to all group members using an intermediate message exchange service that is capable of transmitting a sent message to more than one recipient if necessary. In this way, the updates are multicast to the group. To manage the content of the shared data, each update comprises one or more changes to a current copy of a corresponding record.10-14-2010
20100261492INTEGRATED CALL HANDLER AND EMAIL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Apparatuses, systems and methods are presented for handling calls. In one embodiment, an emergency call handling system capable of receiving visual information from callers and correlating the visual information to particular incidents is disclosed. To obtain visual information, a call handler may generate and send an electronic mail message to the caller. The caller may reply to the electronic mail message and attach an image captured with, for example, a camera phone. The visual information may then be correlated to the call between the caller and call handler. In addition, unsolicited visual information received by the emergency call handling system may be prioritized, triaged and delivered to the call handler. The visual information may be used to assess an emergency situation. The visual information may be forwarded to emergency service providers.10-14-2010
20130122943ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION EVENT - A user terminal, method and computer program product for establishing a communication event, the user terminal includes a processor arranged to execute communication client code and image data decoding code; and means for capturing image data including (i) encoded contact information for a second user and (ii) encoded data defining a communication event related to the second user. The image data is supplied to the image data decoding code, the image data decoding code arranged to decode the image data and to supply decoded contact information decoded from the image data to the communication client code. Responsive to receiving the decoded contact information, the communication client code is configured to implement the communication event defined in the encoded data using the decoded contact information.05-16-2013
20130122945SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE TERMINATION PROCESSING BY A FEMTOCELL SYSTEM - A system, method, and computer readable medium for processing short message service terminations in a communication system featuring an IP-based femtocell system are provided. The femtocell system includes a base transceiver station and a Session Initiation Protocol to Internet Operating System adapter. The femtocell system receives message content from a core network over a packet interface that is to be delivered to a user equipment serviced by the femtocell system and depacketizes the message content. The Session Initiation Protocol to Internet Operating System adapter conveys the depacketized message content to the base transceiver station which transmits the message content to the user equipment via a data burst.05-16-2013
20080207236NETWORK-BASED ARCHIVING FOR THREADED MOBILE TEXT MESSAGES - A network device, method, and mobile device are directed towards enabling a mobile device user to archive a text message threaded conversation with another conversation participant. text messages sent from the mobile device may be replicated by a server component, whether the text message is a reply message or an incoming message. The replicated text message may then be sent to an identified personal computing device's network-based messaging archive. In one embodiment, the messaging archive may be an outbox archive for text messages. As described, a text message being sent to the mobile device from the other conversation participant may also be replicated and archived in a network-based inbox archive for text messages on the identified personal computing device. In one embodiment, the archived text messages may be displayed to the user on the personal computing devices as threaded conversations.08-28-2008
20100197329Data message processing - Processing data messages is disclosed. A mobile data message is received. It is determined whether the mobile data message requires communication policy compliance handling. The mobile data message or a copy thereof is sent to a communication policy compliance destination if it is determined that the mobile data message requires communication policy compliance handling.08-05-2010
20100216495Terminal Client and a Client Device for Managing Messages in a Network Infrastructure of a Telecommunications System - The present invention relates to a terminal client (08-26-2010
20110059759Method and apparatus for providing POI information in portable terminal - A method and apparatus for providing Point Of Interest (POI) information in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an image mapped with at least one POI on a screen, sensing if the screen is touched in a closed curve shape, and displaying information on the POI mapped to an area within a closed curve of the displayed image.03-10-2011
20110059758SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED DISPLAY OF 411 INFORMATION ON A MOBILE HANDSET - Systems and methods for automated retrieval of digital content from vendors upon occurrence of a 411 call event from a mobile device. In an example method, a message is sent from the mobile device based on the detected 411 call event. A server receives the sent message, compiles associated digital content based on information in the received message, and sends the digital content to the mobile device. The mobile device outputs/displays at least a portion of the received digital content to the user soon after the occurrence of the 411 call event.03-10-2011
20100227633METHOD FOR CREATING A PEER-TO-PEER IMMEDIATE MESSAGING SOLUTION WITHOUT USING AN INSTANT MESSAGING SERVER - A messaging method in a system including a wireless network, a routing server, and a plurality of mobile stations. A first mobile station has first communications applications and a first PIN and a second mobile station has second communications applications and a second PIN. The method includes sending an invitation including the first PIN from the first mobile station to the second mobile station using one of the first communications applications, and sending an acceptance including the second PIN from the second mobile station to the first mobile station using one of the second communications applications. The method further includes creating first messages including the second PIN and sending them to the second mobile station through the wireless network, and creating second messages including the first PIN and sending them to the first mobile station through the wireless network. The routing server routes the messages based on the PINs.09-09-2010
20110130159VISUAL LASER TOUCHPAD FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE AND METHOD - Portable electronic communication equipment, e.g., a mobile phone, includes a projector that is integrated into the mobile phone to project images, a camera senses views, including a view of projected images and of changes made to the projected image, e.g., by inserting an object, such as a finger, stylus, etc., into the projected image. The character of the changes, e.g., where a change occurs in an image, can be used as an input to the mobile phone. A method of using a portable communication device includes transmitting and receiving communications via a radio, projecting an image onto a surface, using a camera of the portable communication device to sense views including a view of a projected image by the projector, and detecting a change in the sensed view of the projected image to provide an input to the portable communication device.06-02-2011
20100159962Short message service communication security - A system, method, and device for securely forwarding SMS messages in a communication system, for example in a communication system including an IMS network accessible to wireless devices via a radio access network. The communication system forwards SMS messages from a sending station to a receiving station via a network node. The network node, which may be an SMSC in an IMS network, is operable to determine whether the SMS message is encrypted and whether the intended recipient supports encryption, and then the network node selectively encrypts and decrypts received SMS messages prior to forwarding to the intended recipient; SMS messages received unencrypted are encrypted by the SMS message encrypter/decrypter if the intended recipient supports encryption, and SMS messages received encrypted are decrypted by the SMS message encrypter/decrypter if the intended recipient does not support SMS message encryption. SMS messages intended for a recipient determined not to support SMS message encryption may be stored in a holding database, and an alert send to the intended recipient, if the sender requires that the SMS message be sent only in encrypted form.06-24-2010
20100159961Mobile messaging platform - A method for providing mobile messages includes generating a message based on received content. A first functional bind to an aggregator is identified. A second functional bind to the aggregator is also identified. The first functional bind and the second functional bind are distinct communication connections to the aggregator. First message recipients are associated with the first functional bind, and second message recipients are associated with the second functional bind. The message is provided in parallel to the aggregator for the first message recipients through the first functional bind and for the second message recipients through the second functional bind.06-24-2010
20100151890MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a message can be sent in a manner that necessary information is contained in the message according to a configuration of the mobile terminal, a data volume of the message, a recipient of the message and/or the like.06-17-2010
20100216493TEXT MESSAGING PIPELINE CONFIGURATION - Text messaging between cell phones, computer applications, and/or other communication devices has become a common means of communication. Because of the prevalence of text messaging, robust text message processing may be facilitated through text messaging pipelines. Accordingly, as provided herein, a text messaging pipeline may be configured according to a pipeline module list. The pipeline module list may be constructed through an online service wherein predefined pipeline modules and/or user defined pipeline modules may be selected to create the pipeline module list. The configured text messaging pipeline may provide customized text message processing. For example, a user may select a spam filter, a translator, and/or other pipeline modules to configure a text messaging pipeline. Text message workflow (e.g., SMS messages that are sent and/or received by a computer application associated with the text messaging pipeline) may be processed through the text messaging pipeline.08-26-2010
20100240403MOBILE TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING MISSING MODE USING SAME - The present invention is related to a mobile terminal, a communication system, and a method for managing a missing mode using the same. The present invention describes a mobile terminal comprising a communication unit, memory configured to store information relating to being lost including a message notifying of being lost and a controller, if a first communication function is carried out through the communication unit with a second terminal as a receiver while a missing mode is activated through the communication unit by a remote control from a first terminal, configured to transfer the information relating to being lost to the second terminal; and a communication system including the mobile terminal and provides a method for managing a missing mode using the same.09-23-2010
20100240401UNINTERRUPTED USAGE AND ACCESS OF PHYSICALLY UNREACHABLE MANAGED HANDHELD DEVICE - Techniques for uninterrupted usage and access to physically unreachable handheld devices are provided. A physically unreachable handheld device includes an automated agent that is configured to authenticate a message received without manual intervention and to forward information from the handheld device to another remote and different handheld device.09-23-2010
20100216494System and Method For Anonymous Mobile Messaging - The present system and method provides anonymous mobile messaging between users. According to one embodiment, an anonymous mobile messaging system allows a sender to send a message, such as an SMS, from his mobile phone to a recipient's mobile phone without the sender having to know the mobile phone number of the recipient or without the sender having to reveal his own mobile phone number to the recipient.08-26-2010
20120244892MOBILE MESSAGING SHORT CODE TRANSLATION AND ROUTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided herein is a system, method and product for performing address translation and routing of short codes. The embodiment described herein primarily supports the wireless and standardized SMS; however, one skilled in the art can readily appreciate that the present invention can also be applied to any mobile messaging technology, e.g., Multimedia Messaging Service (“MMS”), etc.09-27-2012
20100227631REMOTE MESSAGING FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ACCESSORY - Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.09-09-2010
20100227632PUSH NOTIFICATION SERVICE - Gateway devices maintain presence information for various mobile devices. Each gateway is associated with a zone and manages presence information only for mobile devices associated with that zone. Courier devices back-propagate presence information for the mobile devices to respective gateways based at least on the respective zone associated with each mobile device. The gateways and couriers are dynamically configured such that messages can be pushed from a provider application to a mobile device via any gateway and any courier.09-09-2010
20100240405DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AND DISPLAYING ANIMATED SMS MESSAGES - A device and method of creating and displaying a short message service (SMS) message capable of attaching and displaying animated characteristics is disclosed. To create an animated SMS message the user responds to input prompts asking for: a mobile identification number that identifies the receiving party, an animation flag that determines whether the SMS message will have animation characteristics, a content pointer location that specifies the location of a content file resident on the receiving device, and the actual text of the SMS message. To display an animated SMS message the receiving device parses the SMS message to determine how to apply the desired animation characteristics. An animation flag is checked and the location of a content file on the receiving device is determined. The content file is retrieved and combined with the text of the SMS message and the combination is then animated according to the animation type specified.09-23-2010
20100222087SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING INFORMATION TO A MOBILE DEVICE IN A BROADCAST SIGNAL - Systems, methods, and apparatus for facilitating the communication of information to a mobile device in a broadcast signal are provided. A tone may be inserted into a broadcast signal, the tone including at least one location identifier for information associated with the tone. The broadcast signal may be output for communication to a tone transmission device that is operable to communicate the tone to a mobile device. Once received by the mobile device, the at least one location identifier may facilitate the receipt, by the mobile device from an information source, of the information associated with the tone.09-02-2010
20100240402SECONDARY STATUS DISPLAY FOR MOBILE DEVICE - A secondary display system on a mobile device to allow a user to check the status of mobile device services without having to turn on or otherwise rely upon the primary display of the mobile device. The secondary display presents a count of messages that are waiting to be accessed by the mobile device user. When a new message is received for the user, a summary of the message is displayed to the mobile device user. When a user accesses one of the waiting messages, the count of unopened messages is decremented. The secondary display system may perform queue management to ensure that only counts of recently received messages are displayed. The secondary display system may offer different status modes to highlight the status of different mobile device services or states. The secondary display system may also allow a user to respond to a received message in a limited manner.09-23-2010
20100240404PERSONAL LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS - A personal location monitoring system includes a personal locator device and remote location reporting device. The personal locator device includes a portable housing, a wireless communications unit configured to communicate text messages over a wireless communications network, a position determining unit configured to receive position signals from a positioning system, and a processor in signal communication with the wireless communications unit and the position determining unit. The processor is configured to receive a position determination text message via the wireless communications unit, and send at least one position reporting text message via the wireless communications unit responsive to the position determination text message including position data based on the position signals received by the position determining unit. The remote location reporting device is configured to send the position determination text message and to receive the at least one position reporting text message.09-23-2010
20100222088SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION BY A MOBILE DEVICE - Systems, methods, and apparatus for facilitating the receipt of information by a mobile device are provided by certain embodiments of the invention. A tone may be received by a mobile device from a tone transmission device The tone may include at least one location identifier for information associated with the tone. The at least one location identifier may be extracted from the tone by the mobile device, and a request for additional information associated with the tone may be generated utilizing the at least one location identifier. The generated request may be communicated from the mobile device to an information source, and at least a portion of the information associated with the tone may be received from the information source in response to the request.09-02-2010
20100222090Portable Communication Device and Method of Use - A portable communication device and method of use is provided. In one embodiment, the method of using a handheld mobile telephone includes capturing a plurality of images via an image input device; storing the plurality of images in a memory, receiving a first speech input, identifying command information in said first speech input; retrieving information from memory based, at least in part, on the command information. The method may further include generating a request related to an article of commerce that includes, at least in part, the information retrieved from memory, determining a destination for transmitting the request, and wirelessly transmitting said request through a mobile telephone network to the destination.09-02-2010
20090239558TERMINAL AND METHOD OF HAVING CONVERSATION USING INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE THEREIN - A terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to execute a first conversation with at least one correspondent party using an instant messaging service, a memory configured to store contents of the first conversation, an input unit configured to input a selection signal to select a second conversation be executed using the stored contents of the first conversation, after the first conversation is terminated, and a controller configured to control the wireless communication unit to execute the second conversation with the at least one correspondent party using the stored contents of the first conversation according to the input selection signal.09-24-2009
20090239556INTELLIGENT FORWARDING OF SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE AND MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE MESSAGES - Various embodiments of the present disclosure describe techniques for intelligent SMS/MMS routing. In some example embodiments of the present disclosure information indicative of the location of a mobile device can be used by a service provider to determine where to route an incoming SMS/MMS message. In the same, and other embodiments different information can be used to determine where to route incoming SMS/MMS messages such as the electronic address of the originator of the message, and/or whether the mobile device the message is addressed to is in communication with local devices.09-24-2009
20100222085METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR CREATING A VIRTUAL RELATIONSHIP - A system for creating a virtual relationship between communication devices before one of the devices shares private information with the other device. The one device may include an application with a registered account at a server, and the other device may include an application with a registered account at another server. The one device may receive a request to generate an invitation to create a virtual relationship between the devices, the invitation may be generated and sent to the one device. The invitation may be received for acceptance from the other device via the other server in a short messaging service (SMS) message from the one device. The relationship between devices may be created upon receipt of the invitation acceptance from the other device.09-02-2010
20100210291Short Code Provisioning and Threading Techniques for Bidirectional Text Messaging - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions, which when executed by a computer, cause the computer to designate a selected thread identification value from a collection of thread identification values based upon recognition criteria. The selected thread identification value is utilized during bidirectional text messaging between a first user and a second user.08-19-2010
20130217424METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING TEXT MESSAGE IN MULTI SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for sending a text message in a multi Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) mobile terminal are provided. The method includes determining a SIM which is responsible for sending the text message among a plurality of SIMs and sending the text message through a mobile communication service provider network corresponding to the SIM determined to be responsible for sending the text message.08-22-2013
20130217425Universal Short Code Administration Facility - Systems and methods for assigning short codes to provide uniformity among wireless carriers. In the systems and methods, a Universal Short Code (USC) Administrator maintains a list of short codes and their lease status so that SMS messages sent to a particular short code may be routed to the proper holder of the short code. A network facilitator is in communication with both the USC Administrator and at least one wireless carrier to route the SMS message to the proper holder of the short code. The short code may be leased for a specified period of time so that the short code can be reassigned after expiration of the lease.08-22-2013
20100222089Method and apparatus for message delivery - An apparatus for delivering a message from an originating subscriber to a target subscriber across a communication network comprising; means for receiving in a first network a message from an originating subscriber to a target subscriber and an identifier of the target subscriber, the target subscriber being associated with the first network and the originating subscriber being associated with a second network, the message and identifier being received from the second network; means for identifying at least one network node associated with the target subscriber and being responsible for delivering messages to the target subscriber; means for selecting a network node from the at least one network node for delivery of the message; means for receiving from the second network an allowed time period for delivery of the message; means for determining the expected delivery time of the message for the selected network node; means for comparing the expected delivery time with the allowed time period for delivery; and means for forwarding the message to the selected network node for delivery to the target subscriber in dependence on the allowed time period exceeding the expected delivery time.09-02-2010
20100291952Proximity-Based Mobile Message Delivery - Proximity-based mobile message delivery is described. In an embodiment, a first user stores a message intended for a second user on a first mobile terminal, whilst the first mobile terminal is located remote from a second mobile terminal of the second user. Subsequent to this, the first mobile terminal detects that it is now in proximity with the second mobile terminal, and this triggers the first mobile terminal to transmit the message to the second mobile terminal. In embodiments, authentication of the second mobile terminal can be performed before transmitting the message. In another embodiment, a mobile terminal comprises a short-range wireless transceiver that can detect that a further mobile terminal is in proximity, and trigger the transmission of a pre-stored message to the further mobile terminal.11-18-2010
20100222086Cellular Phone and other Devices/Hands Free Text Messaging - A user terminal for text messaging may include a circuit for entering a text message corresponding to the voice of the user to be sent to a recipient; a circuit for storing the text message to be sent to the recipient; and a circuit for sending the text message in response to the voice of the user. The user terminal may be a cell phone, and the user terminal may be a PDA. The text message may be stored in response to the voice of the user, and the recipient of the text message may be determined in response to the voice of the user. The user terminal may be adapted for Web browsing in response to the voice of the user, and the user terminal may be adapted for formatting in response to the voice of the user.09-02-2010
20110111778METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MESSAGES BETWEEN HOST AND CONTROLLER - A method for controlling at least one message including at least one command and response corresponding to the at least one command is disclosed. The method comprise generating a concatenated command by combing multiple commands from a sender, the multiple commands having same priority, transmitting the concatenated command from the sender to a receiver, generating a concatenated response message corresponding to the concatenated command by combining multiple responses from the receiver and transmitting the concatenated response message from the receiver to the sender.05-12-2011
20110111775APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE BY USING HANDWRITING DATA - A method for reproducing a handwritten message using handwriting data, the method including receiving an input of the handwritten message and generating handwriting data including position information and time information of the handwritten message and a still image using the position information, encoding a handwriting image including the handwriting data in the still image and transmitting the encoded handwriting image through the still image, receiving and decoding the handwriting image, extracting the handwriting data included in the decoded handwriting image, and sequentially reproducing the handwritten message according to an order of input of the handwritten message using the extracted handwriting data.05-12-2011
20100210293OPERATION METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MOBILE TERMINAL - An operation method and system of a mobile terminal connected to an electronic device is provided. The electronic device extracts a content corresponding to a user selection from among contents displayed on a screen, and delivers to the mobile terminal the extracted content and functional application information and command of a mobile terminal that will execute the extracted content. The mobile terminal receives the extracted content and the functional application information and command, and executes the functional application according to the command using the extracted content.08-19-2010
20120034940SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING SMS AND TAGGED MESSAGE TO SEND POSITION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION TO SERVER AND/OR PEERS - The GPS position or other short information related to a wireless telephone is encapsulated in a tagged protocol such as XML and sent using short message service (SMS) to peers or Internet servers, which can parse the tagged messages and extract, e.g., position information for display on a map.02-09-2012
20090075684APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ROUTING MESSAGE SERVICE - The present invention discloses an apparatus for routing message services, including a message service information transmitting module, adapted to send a request message which carries message service information that associates the message service information receiver; a message service information route selecting module, adapted to send message service information to a message service information interworking interface module; and the message service information interworking interface module, adapted to the transfer the message service information to the home network of the message service information receiver. The invention also discloses a method for routing message services.03-19-2009
20090075685METHOD OF UTILIZING FORCED ALERTS FOR INTERACTIVE REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS - The system and method having a specialized software application on a personal computer or a PDA/cell phone that that enables a participant to force an automatic acknowledgement and a manual response to a text or voice message from other participants within the same network. Each participant's PC or PDA/cell phone includes a force message alert software application program for both creating and processing these forced message alerts. The system and method enabled by the force message alert software application program provides the ability to (a) allow an operator to create and transmit a forced message alert from a sender PC or PDA/cell phone to one or more recipient PCs and PDA/cell phones within the communication network; (b) automatically transmit an acknowledgement of receipt to the sender PC or PDA cell phone upon the receipt of the forced message alert; (c) periodically resend the message to the recipient PCs and PDA/cell phones that have not sent an acknowledgement; (d) provide an indication of which recipient PCs and PDA/cell phones have acknowledged the forced message alert; (e) provide a manual response list on the display of the recipient PC and PDA/cell phone's display that can only be cleared by manually transmitting a response; and (f) provide an indication on the sender PC or PDA/cell phone of the status and content the manual responses03-19-2009
20090075683Connectivity function for forwarding e-mail - Methods and systems of connectivity for forwarding an e-mail message from an e-mail server to a mobile terminal having an e-mail address under the e-mail server are provided. An e-mail address may be associated with a permanent identifier and encryption information of the mobile terminal. After receipt of an e-mail message addressed using the e-mail address from the e-mail server, the e-mail message may be encrypted using the stored encryption information. The mobile terminal may be identified using the association between the e-mail address and the permanent identifier of the mobile terminal. The e-mail message may then be provided to a messaging centre for forwarding to the identified mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can decrypt and/or unpack the message using the encryption information.03-19-2009
20090075682APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for addressing inefficiency of radio resources in processing response messages of a multi-message transmitted are provided. The apparatus includes a controller for transmitting consecutive message data to a message server and controlling the sending of a message to the message server indicating reception of response messages after receiving the response messages in reply to the transmitted message data.03-19-2009
20090075680System for Enabling Communication Between Computers and Mobile Telephones - There is disclosed a system and method for enabling text messages to be sent from a computer to a mobile device, and for a reply text message to be sent from the mobile device to the computer. An outgoing text message, including a reply telephone number, is sent from a source computer to a destination mobile device. The reply number that is sent is chosen on the basis of regions (either geographic or regions associated with particular mobile communications providers) with the reply number being “leased” for use with a particular outgoing message. A protocol exists for choosing an alternate reply number if the first choice is not available. Means are then also provided for forwarding a reply message received by receiving means associated with a reply number to the source computer.03-19-2009
20100222091REPORTING TERMINAL CAPABILITIES FOR SUPPORTING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A method for delivering a short message service (SMS) message to an interworking wireless local area network user equipment (UE) begins by registering the UE with an Internet Protocol short message gateway (IP-SM-GW). A capability report is sent from the UE to the IP-SM-GW, the capability report including the capabilities of the UE. A SMS message is transmitted from a short message service center (SMSC) to the IP-SM-GW. The capabilities of the UE are evaluated at the IP-SM-GW to determine whether the UE can receive the SMS message, and the SMS message is delivered to the UE via the IP-SM-GW if the UE has the capabilities to receive the SMS message.09-02-2010
20090176520Generating User Contexts for Targeted Advertising - Embodiments herein disclose a method to facilitate user interaction to provide context sensitive content in a context generation system comprising of handheld devices with Bluetooth service activated, a plurality of Bluetooth terminals providing Bluetooth connectivity, a WLAN terminal and a central server, the method comprising a Bluetooth terminal delivering a web page through Bluetooth to a handheld device, where the web page coded in such a way that clicking on links in the page direct request to a local WLAN terminal; users clicking on the web page to request for content of their interest; the WLAN terminal decoding and redirecting request to a content source; the WLAN terminal receiving requested content page from the content source; the WLAN terminal encoding received content page such that links are directed to the WLAN terminal; and the WLAN terminal providing content page to the user.07-09-2009
20100197326 INTERACTIVE SYSTEM AND PROCESS - A method of delivering an instruction (08-05-2010
20090247198Method and Apparatus for Blocking ID Information Associated with a Sender of a Short Messaging Service (SMS) Message - A component of the wireless network detects when a party who is sending an electronic message desires to have the sender's ID information blocked. If a determination is made that the sender's ID information is to be blocked, the network component removes the ID information from the communication and transmits the message to the intended recipient without the sender's ID information being included in the transmission.10-01-2009
20090203389SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING INFORMATION USING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICES AND EMAIL SERVICES - Methods and apparatus for synchronizing information via SMS and email services are disclosed. Devices are set to check locally for information updates and to receive information updates from other devices. When an information update occurs, a device prepares a message with the updated information and transmits the message to other devices within a group. Devices in the group receive a message with updated information and update information accordingly to synchronize information.08-13-2009
20090247195MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS - There is provided a method of enhancing a hard copy consumable printed item such as a greeting card or a calendar, with a digital package supported by a multi-media system, comprising the steps of: generating a digital package comprising digital content and/or services; making the digital package accessible to the multi-media system; manufacturing the printed item and including with the printed item a unique set of codes; storing in the multi-media system a mapping between the unique set of codes and the digital package; providing access to the digital packages to users of the printed items using the multi-media system on submission of the codes to the multi-media system. In this way the hard copy consumable is enhanced by a digital package which might include the ability to download pre-paid digital content and/or to access digital services.10-01-2009
20090221311Devices, Systems and Methods For Delivering Text Messages - A network switch. The network switch includes a processor configured to execute a set of instructions to access a recorded announcement with attendant text and to transmit the recorded announcement with the attendant text to a telecommunications device.09-03-2009
20090186641ELECTRONIC SHORT MESSAGING AND ADVERTISING METHOD AND DEVICE - The invention relates to an electronic short messaging and advertising method where minimal initiative is required from the consumer. Some embodiments of the invention may also be applied to an electronic sales method. The invention may also be applied for normal short messaging. The electronic short messaging method for collect calling may send transmissions to at least one subscriber terminal via the Internet and/or the telephony network. The method may include sending a first transmission to a recipient subscriber terminal for display, wherein the first transmission defines one or more active alternatives including at least one of initiating a collect call and deleting the transmission. In some embodiments, unless the collect call is initiated, the first transmission is automatically deleted after reception after a predefined time period.07-23-2009
20090143086Method and apparatus for managing status information in wireless instant messaging system - In a wireless instant messaging system, a first mobile station transmits a PUBLISH message including status information and watcher information. A second mobile station reads the status information published or updated by the first mobile station. A presence server publishes or updates status information mapped to the watcher information included in the PUBLISH message received from the first mobile station and transmits a notification message including the status information to the second mobile station mapped to the watcher information. Other parties (watchers or groups) can read status information desired by a subscriber when the subscriber sets status information for the other parties to read discriminately according to need.06-04-2009
20090170538Mobile Location Sharing System - A mobile location sharing system comprising: enabling a sender wireless device to send a payload including a location descriptor and a list of target identifiers to a group of targets; identifying a preferred communication mode for each in the group of targets; selecting a transmission format for the preferred communication mode; and sending the location descriptor in the transmission format selected for each in the group of targets for audio-visual output.07-02-2009
20120244893FILTERING OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A TERMINAL - A device, a terminal and a method are shown for filtering electronic information to be transferred to the terminal through a telecommunication connection. A specific filtering parameter (09-27-2012
20120244894METHOD FOR DISPLAYING RELATED INFORMATION AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method for displaying related information in a mobile communication terminal includes: acquiring information of the contact stored in the mobile communication terminal, searching for media information in the mobile communication terminal according to the information of the contact and acquiring media information matched with the information of the contact, and displaying the media information matched with the information of the contact. The method and terminal involved in the present invention enable a mobile communication terminal user to search for media information related to a contact through the contact and meanwhile can further view the information of the contact related to the media information through the media information, by associating media files with contacts.09-27-2012
20090111488Method of Communicating Multimedia Messages Among Remote Terminals Using a Programming Agent - The invention is in the technological field of imaging. The invention relates more specifically to a colximunication method between at least two terminals (04-30-2009
20090111495RETREIVING AND PRESENTING INFORMATION IN A PORTABLE DEVICE - The present invention is related to a method for retrieving contacts in a portable device being arranged to operatively communicate messages and being provided with: access to a memory arrangement comprising a plurality of contacts, each being associated with one or several contact addresses for enabling a user of the portable device to communicate messages with the contact in question; a presentation arrangement for presenting contacts; and at least one control unit for controlling the operation of the portable device. The portable is arranged to perform the method, which is characterized by the steps of: monitoring the number of messages that are communicated with the device for each contact in a set of contacts among said plurality of contacts; sorting said set of contacts with respect to the number of times each contact has been involved in the communication of a message; presenting the sorted set of contacts on the presentation arrangement.04-30-2009
20090111490ALERTS BASED ON SIGNIFICANCE OF FIXED FORMAT SMS TEXT MESSAGES - A method and system for processing a fixed format short message service (SMS) text message for alerting a user of a mobile phone to significant information in the message received by the mobile phone. Program code stored in memory on the mobile phone executes the method on a processor. A value of each preset variable of at least two preset variables is retrieved from the memory on the mobile phone. The mobile phone receives the message from a sender. The message is ascertained to be significant by ascertaining that the received message passes at least one test. Each test utilizes at least one aspect of the received message and the retrieved value of at least one preset variable. Responsive to the ascertaining, default handset settings of the mobile phone are overridden and the user is alerted by an audio tone or vibration that the received message is significant.04-30-2009
20100298013METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING SHORT MESSAGE FREEPHONE SERVICE - A method for implementing a message FPH service includes: receiving a message from a sender, and authenticating the message recipient for paying; deducting an expense from the account of the message recipient after the authentication succeeds; and sending the message to the recipient after the expense is deducted successfully. Further, a system and an apparatus for implementing a message FPH service are disclosed herein. The technical solution under the present invention enables the message recipient to pay for the short message instead of the sender, thus enriching the services of the operator, improving the competitiveness of the operator, and helping the operator expand the market and attract more users.11-25-2010
20100298011Method and Appartus for Remote Software Installation and Execution on a Mobile Device - A method and apparatus for remotely installing and executing software on a mobile device. A work item is formed that includes the software to be installed and executed, and a remote-execution command message is sent to the mobile device. The mobile device authenticates the remote-execution command message before extracting the remote-execution command and using it to request a download of the work item. The remote-execution command message is preferably an SMS message including a hook so that it is quickly recognizable as a remote-execution command message by the mobile device. When the work item arrives, it is authenticated before it is executed. When the mobile device determines that the execution is complete, it sends a notification to the remote-execution server.11-25-2010
20100279721METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE DATA, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT - Disclosed are methods for transmitting and receiving multimedia service data, base station and user equipment. The method for transmitting multimedia service data comprises steps of: receiving transmission order information representing the order in which a plurality of multimedia services is to be transmitted; generating schedule information including the beginning indices of the plurality of multimedia services; and transmitting data of the plurality of multimedia services based on the transmission order information and the schedule information. With the methods and equipment of the present invention, dynamic scheduling for MBMS service can be implemented in a SFN network so that power preservation of user equipment can be achieved in the case of discontinuous transmission and statistical multiplexing can be performed easily.11-04-2010
20100279716Method and apparatus for the integration of SMS message communications into call center operation - A method and apparatus for efficiently integrating SMS (short message service) messages into distributed agent call center operation. A call center application server receives an SMS message from an SMS client, then identifies the sender of the received SMS message, determining whether an SMS session associated with the sender is currently open and, if so, identifying the current SMS session agent. If an SMS session associated with the SMS message sender is not currently open, the call center application server opens an SMS session and selects a current SMS session agent, thereafter routing the SMS call to the current SMS session agent. The SMS session will remain open until closed, for example upon receipt of an SMS session closure message from the current agent.11-04-2010
20100298014PROVISION OF VALUE ADDED SHORT MESSAGE SERVICES - A network node of a communications system that routes short messages in a home network of a mobile station provides a service where one or more functions are invoked in response to receiving a request to forward a short message addressed to the mobile station. When the network node receives a request to forward a short message it determines a type of transmission of the received short message, where the type of transmission indicates whether or not a request for forwarding the same short message has been previously received in the network node. The network node then invokes functions of the service according to the determined type of transmission.11-25-2010
20100298010METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BACK-UP OF CUSTOMIZED APPLICATION INFORMATION - A method of operating a mobile communication device having a set of one or more applications, each with its own associated user-configurable customization, the method comprising detecting whether the user-configurable customization of any of the applications has changed since an earlier time, and for all applications for which the user-configurable customization has changed since said earlier time, wirelessly transmitting those changes to a remote server. The method further comprises maintaining a set of flags indicating whether changes have occurred to the user-configurable customization, wherein detecting whether the user-configurable customization of any of the applications has changed since said earlier time includes reading the set of flags. The remote server is one of a carrier server and a third party provider server.11-25-2010
20130130728REMOTE ACCESS OF INFORMATION STORED IN A MOBILE PHONE - A device, accessible by a network interface based on cellular telephony, receives an SMS (short messaging service) message, and in response causes information stored on a mobile phone to be transmitted to a server system. A user can thereafter access the data by interfacing with the server system using protocols such as IP. In an embodiment, the device is the mobile phone, which on receipt of the SMS message transmits the data to a server system. In another embodiment, the device is a server system, which initiates communication with the mobile phone to cause the data to be transferred.05-23-2013
20130130729USER METHOD FOR MAKING EVENT-RELATED MEDIA COLLECTION - A method for making a media collection associated with an event having an event location by a user includes the user receiving an event signal; the user capturing one or more media element(s) with a media-capture device, the media element having an associated capture location; the user receiving a selection tool for the media-capture device for selecting captured media element(s) that have an associated capture location corresponding to the received event signal; operating the selection tool; and communicating one or more selected media element(s) to a media-element collection device.05-23-2013
20100304767Wireless Communication System, Mobile Communication Apparatus, and Operating Method Thereof - A mobile communication apparatus includes a transmitting/receiving module, for receiving a setting short message comprising setting information; a setting module, coupled to the transmitting/receiving module, for receiving the setting information from the transmitting/receiving module, and setting an operation mode according to the setting information, wherein the operation mode comprises a condition and a predetermined action corresponding to the condition; a judgment module, coupled to the setting module, for monitoring an operation status and generating a judgment result when the operation status matches the condition; and a control module, coupled to the judgment module, for performing the predetermined action according to the judgment result.12-02-2010
20100279719FILTERING OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A TERMINAL - The object of the invention is a system, a device, a terminal and a method for filtering electronic information to be transferred to the terminal through a telecommunication connection. The invention comprises attaching a specific filtering parameter (11-04-2010
20100279718TELEMEDICINE CARE - The present invention relates to a system, device and a method for communicating medical information using a mobile telephone with a digital camera. A technical solution for safe, secure, convenient and rapid diagnostic service in Tele-Medicine has been developed. The invention uses digital images as a medium for diagnostics in health care transmitted by a mobile telephone using Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). The invention relates particularly to the fields of medicine, where a health worker can from an image give a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, recommendation for further analysis, triage or if the patient needs to see a health worker face to face.11-04-2010
20100279720Integrated instant messaging and web browsing client and related methods - An integrated web browser, instant messaging system is presented. The system operates on mobile devices and other types of embedded devices. The system is an integrated instant messaging and web browsing application controlled by an embedded application on a mobile device. Today most web browsers, instant messaging, and other programs are separate or discrete applications that are executed on an either/or type of situation. The present system provides an integrated application environment that is a single application that shares data between instant messaging and web browser sub-modules, which allows users to simultaneously message and browse. The system may also be deployed as part of an overall method for enhancing safety and producing revenue for communications networks.11-04-2010
20100311446METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA RELATED TO BROADCASTING CONTENTS, AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for transmitting a data related to broadcasting contents and a mobile terminal using the same are disclosed, wherein the method includes displaying the broadcasting contents on a display unit by receiving and executing the broadcasting contents through an external server; obtaining access information of the broadcasting contents; generating the text message including the access information; and transmitting said text message to the other terminal.12-09-2010
20100311444METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING VIRTUAL SIM SERVICE CONTRACTS BASED UPON A USER PROFILE - A system and method store provisioning data supporting a plurality of service providers in a VSIM internal memory unit of a mobile device. A user may specify a user profile to automatically enable provisioning data supporting one of the plurality of service providers stored in the VSIM internal memory unit to conduct a wireless communication when certain criteria values are satisfied. The automatic enabling of provisioning data may be determined based upon mobile device location, communication usage request and/or time and date.12-09-2010
20100304764FEMTO CELL SERVICE DELIVERY PLATFORM REAL-TIME VOTING AND FEEDBACK - Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for providing a local cellular feedback network to enable communication with a plurality of cellular devices within an enclosed area without communicating through a wireless carrier network. For instance, certain of the disclosed embodiments may be utilized, but are not limited to, enabling localize voting and auctioning via regular cellular devices. In addition, certain of the disclosed embodiments may be utilized to provide other services to a user of cellular device, such as, but not limited to, ordering food items at a venue and having the ordered food items delivered to the user based on location tracking information gathered by the feedback system.12-02-2010
20100304766METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED SMS/EMS/MMS - A system and various methods provide enhanced SMS/MMS/EMS messaging services. In an embodiment, a delivery confirmation of a SMS/MMS/EMS message is provided to the originating sender's communication device. In another embodiment, a read receipt of a SMS/MMS/EMS message is provided to the originating sender's communication device. In other embodiments, a sender is provided with the ability to delete a previously sent and received SMS/MMS/EMS message from a recipient's communication device or recall/replace a previously sent and received SMS/MMS/EMS message with a new SMS/MMS/EMS message. In another embodiment, a sender is provided with the ability to send a SMS/MMS/EMS message that will automatically be deleted upon the occurrence of an expiration event. In other embodiments, a recipient may block, re-route or restrict the use of SMS/MMS/EMS message.12-02-2010
20100304768Loop Detection/Prevention for SMS Messages - A message service entity of a first mobile operator network receives an SMS message and inspects delivery trail information associated with the received message. The message service entity controls invocation of a message-handling service for the received message based on the inspected delivery trail information. The delivery trail information can be carried with the message and the step of inspecting delivery trail information associated with the received message can comprise inspecting the delivery trail information carried with the message. Alternatively, the message service entity stores delivery trail information for messages previously processed by the message service entity, and the step of inspecting delivery trail information associated with the received message comprises using an identifier in the received message, or derived from the received message, to access the stored delivery trail information.12-02-2010
20100304765SMS MESSAGE DELIVERY OVER BROADBAND DATA NETWORKS - Broadband messaging gateways, SMS-C's, and associated methods are disclosed that attempt to deliver SMS messages over a broadband data network as opposed to a voice network. When a mobile device sends a Mobile Originated (MO) SMS message, the mobile device sends the MO SMS message to a broadband data network instead of the voice network. The broadband data network then routes the MO SMS message to the appropriate SMS-C. When an SMS-C receives a Mobile Terminated (MT) SMS message destined for a mobile device, the SMS-C forwards the MT SMS message to the broadband data network instead of the voice network. Thus, SMS messages are offloaded from the voice network to the broadband data network.12-02-2010
20130137469METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORK RELATED MESSAGE - In an aspect of this disclosure, a method for transmitting an opportunistic network related message is provided. The method may include generating an opportunistic network specific radio bearer carrying opportunistic network related message traffic; and transmitting the opportunistic network related message(s) via the generated opportunistic network specific radio bearer.05-30-2013
20130137470SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MESSAGE FOR A CUSTOMER UTILIZING DATA FROM A DATABASE - A system and a method for generating a message for a customer are provided. The method includes retrieving data associated with a vehicle dealership ID from the first database. The data includes a repair order having a first record having a repair order ID, a repair order status, a customer ID, and the vehicle dealership ID. The data further includes a customer table having a second record including the customer ID, the vehicle dealership ID, and a customer telephone number. The method includes storing the data in a second database, and retrieving the first record from the repair order table in the second database. If the repair order status corresponds to the first order status, the method includes generating a first formatted message, based on the vehicle dealership ID, the customer ID, and the customer telephone number.05-30-2013
20100323728METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING NEAR REAL TIME MESSAGING TO HEARING IMPAIRED USER DURING TELEPHONE CALLS - A data connection between a server and an application running on a mobile telephone handset is used to provide caption text of a telephonic conversation between call participants to the mobile phone handset during an active telephone call. Prior to providing the captions, a communication session between the server and the application running on the handset, the means of transporting the caption text is determined. Transport may be by way of data socket connection or by way of SMS messages.12-23-2010
20100311445MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of displaying information in the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal conveniently provides a plurality of item groups which respectively include at least one item and respectively have different group identifiers to a user. For example, a specific group identifier can remain on a screen when the screen is scrolled, and thus the user is easily aware of properties or categories of items currently displayed on the screen.12-09-2010
20090069039MOBILE TELEPHONE APPARATUS WITH REMOTE ACCESS FUNCTION FOR EXTERNAL NETWORK AND REMOTE ACCESS METHOD FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a mobile telephone apparatus, an information storing section stores information, and a control section receives a remote access request signal from an external network to access the information storing section.03-12-2009
20090069038Cross-platform messaging - Systems and methods are provided for displaying a short message service (SMS) message on user media equipment, in which the user media equipment includes a set-top box and a display. In some embodiments, the set-top box receives an SMS message, wherein the SMS message includes information identifying a triggering event for displaying the SMS message. The SMS message is stored until the occurrence and detection of the identified triggering event. In response to detecting the occurrence of the identified triggering event, the SMS message is displayed on at least a portion of the display of the user media equipment.03-12-2009
20130143611MOBILE APPLICATION USING TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE PROTOCOL OR OTHER NETWORK PROTOCOL REQUIRING A DATA PLAN - A method for accessing content during a client server application session involves receiving an instruction to switch from using a network communication protocol to a text messaging service (TMS) protocol for data communication of the client server application session, wherein accessing the content is based on an user interface (UI) when the network communication protocol is used for the client server application session; sending a text identifier associated with a UI data item of the UI, where the text identifier is sent to a global textsite platform (GTP) using the TMS protocol, and where the UI data item is for requesting a portion of the content from a computer server; receiving a text page from the GTP using the TMS protocol, wherein the text page is derived from the portion of the content; and presenting the text page to a user during the client server application session.06-06-2013
20100331021METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERWORKING BETWEEN INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE AND SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A method and system for interworking between instant messaging and short message service are provided. The invention allows wireless service providers to offer a new text messaging service to their mobile clients, consumer IM clients and to enterprise IM clients. The exemplary embodiments comprise various elements, including a new administrative server that, among other things, allows consumer and enterprise-based IM users to register the URI of their IM client and to request a permanently assigned telephone number for receiving text messages from SMS clients and allows SMS users to register the mobile phone number and to request permanently assigned IM URI. The exemplary embodiments also comprise the expansion of the traditional E.164 Number Mapping (ENUM) server to provide the translation from IM URIs to mobile phone numbers and to perform the translation from mobile phone numbers to IM URIs, and modification of the traditional SMS Gateway to perform ENUM queries.12-30-2010
20100331020ENABLING BINARY OBJECT ATTACHMENT SUPPORT FOR SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE - Systems and methods are described for enabling binary object attachment support in a short messaging service (SMS). More specifically, a binary SMS exposure service is described that allows for sending any generic binary content via SMS to the telecom network. The binary SMS exposure service includes an application-facing web services interface and a network-specific protocol interface. The binary attachment sent via SMS can represent any object, such as an electronic business card, an encrypted token, and the like. Applications are enabled to poll for the delivery status of a message sent using the exposure service, as well as receive asynchronous notifications for messages that have been sent. In addition, a specific use case is described wherein an encrypted binary object attachment is transmitted via SMS to an automobile in order to perform a specified function thereon.12-30-2010
20110039586SMS ORIGINATION FOR VEHICLE COMMUNICATION WITH A CALL CENTER - A system and method for making vehicle originated calls to a telematics service provider or other call center. The method includes identifying a call type associated with a desired wireless communication of speech or data to the call center, and then carrying out one of a number of different call connection processes depending on the call type. For voice channel cellular connections, an in-band modem cellular connection is preferably established in most instances using a connection retry strategy that includes primary, secondary, and possibly tertiary connection attempts each of which utilize at least one of a number of different voice and data call origination processes. The system and method can be carried out in connection with various cellular system technologies, but is especially suited for use with GSM systems.02-17-2011
20110039585SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING PURCHASE TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN MOBILE PHONES - In one embodiment, a transaction server facilitates a purchase transaction for goods or services between users at two mobile phones. The Purchaser initiates a request for a purchase transaction to a server, and is provided with a unique code (“purchasing nonce”) that is uniquely associated with the request. The user of the first mobile phone provides the purchasing nonce to the Seller, who enters that value into the selling mobile phone. The selling mobile phone initiates a request to join the transaction as identified by the purchasing nonce. After confirmation of the Purchaser that the Seller can join the transaction, the Seller can itemize the goods for sale, which are electronically presented to the Purchaser for approval. After all items are selected, the Purchaser approves the transaction, and the transaction server can then transfers funds. An electronic receipt is provided to the Purchaser's mobile phone for confirmation.02-17-2011
20110039584MESSAGING SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - This invention concerns a messaging service in a wireless communications network. In a first aspect, the invention is a method for providing a messaging service on a wireless device in a wireless communications network; the method comprising the steps of: Retrieving the destination address of an outgoing message on the device. Verifying whether the destination address is capable of receiving the message via a packet-switched bearer. If verification is affirmative, then automatically sending the message to the destination address via a packet-switched bearer, but otherwise, automatically sending the message to the destination address via an SMS bearer. In another aspect, the invention is a mobile device programmed to perform the method. In a further aspect, the invention is a software program to implement the method.02-17-2011
20100227630METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING ADVERTISING DATA - An approach is provided for delivering advertising data. An advertising platform separates advertising data into a heavy component and a light component. The heavy component and the light component are delivered to a user equipment independently of each other by pre-loading and/or downloading the content. A trigger then causes the user equipment to compile the advertising data into an advertisement.09-09-2010
20110009134 METHOD FOR CREATING A PEER-TO-PEER IMMEDIATE MESSAGING SOLUTION WITHOUT USING AN INSTANT MESSENGING SERVER - A messaging method in a system including a wireless network, a routing server, and a plurality of mobile stations. A first mobile station has first communications applications and a first PIN and a second mobile station has second communications applications and a second PIN. The method includes sending an invitation including the first PIN from the first mobile station to the second mobile station using one of the first communications applications, and sending an acceptance including the second PIN from the second mobile station to the first mobile station using one of the second communications applications. The method further includes creating first messages including the second PIN and sending them to the second mobile station through the wireless network, and creating second messages including the first PIN and sending them to the first mobile station through the wireless network. The routing server routes the messages based on the PINS.01-13-2011
20110014933METHOD AND SYSTEM OF OPTIMIZING CONTEXT-DATA ACQUISITION BY A MOBILE DEVICE - Disclosed are a system, method, and article of manufacture for optimization of context-data acquisition by a mobile device. A term of a short message generated with a mobile device is identified. A list is populated with at least one sensor of the mobile device. The list is sorted according to a specified metric. A physical quantity of an environmental attribute of the mobile device is measured with a first listed sensor. The measurement is converted into a context data.01-20-2011
20110014932Mobile Telephony Combining Voice and Ancillary Information - A telephone handset, such as a mobile telephone handset, capable of transmitting and receiving ancillary information such as an emotional state or the context of a telephone call, in advance of or in connection with the call. In one embodiment of the invention, the calling party selects various ancillary information such as current emotional state, an urgency level, and a purpose of the call, for transmission with the voice information in the call to the intended recipient. According to another embodiment of the invention, a calling phone or receiving phone accesses an online social networking service to retrieve current status information regarding the intended recipient or calling party, respectively. According to another embodiment of the invention, current state information from functions such as a GPS receiver, accelerometer, or calendar function on board with the telephone handset are used to generate and transmit a visual indicator of the user of the handset.01-20-2011
20110014934HANDLING ATTACHMENT CONTENT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments described herein provide a user with the ability to download a selected attachment document that is associated with a message received on a mobile device. Attachment data corresponding to the selected attachment document can be downloaded according to at least one of a native application attachment content handling option and a client-server attachment content handling option.01-20-2011
20090036149SINGLE BUTTON CONTACT REQUEST AND RESPONSE - A system and a method are disclosed for sharing contact information between two mobile phones. A user of a first mobile phone can select contact information stored in the mobile phone to be shared with a second mobile phone while having live phone call with a caller of the second mobile phone. The first mobile phone transmits the contact information to the second mobile phone using a voice channel of the phone call while the phone call is established. For example, the first mobile phone may convert the contact information into an audio signal and send the audio signal to the second mobile phone while the phone call is established. The second mobile phone receives the contact information and provides a user interface such that a caller can call a phone number in the contact information with a single button press.02-05-2009
20100178948APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MAP INFORMATION USING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for providing map information using a short message service in a portable terminal are provided. An operation of the portable terminal includes extracting map data around a destination, generating a text message representing the map data, and sending the text message to a called party's portable terminal.07-15-2010
20100178947MESSAGE SERVICE SUPPORT METHOD AND PORTABLE DEVICE USING THE SAME - Provided is a message service providing method and portable device supporting the same, which includes generating at least one of a key input signal and a sliding sensor signal; and writing a message by activating a message write window set according to an environment of an application program which is being activated depending on generation of at least one of the key input signal and the sliding sensor signal.07-15-2010
20100178946COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING RECEIVED E-MAIL IN COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus includes: an e-mail creating unit configured to create the e-mail with specifying an e-mail address of a destination; an e-mail transmitting/receiving unit configured to transmit/receive the e-mail; a display unit provided with a received mail display area for displaying received e-mail set if necessary and a created mail display area for displaying an e-mail being created; and a control unit configured to set the received mail display area and display the received e-mail if the e-mail is received during creating the e-mail and the e-mail address of a sender of the received e-mail matches with the e-mail address of the destination of the e-mail being created.07-15-2010
20100159966Mobile Communications Device User Interface - A mobile communications device user interface is described. In an implementation, a method is implemented by a mobile communications device that includes outputting a user interface having a portion that is configured to accept content. When an option is selected in relation to the portion to initiate a communication and the content includes one or more contacts, the communication is formed that includes the content and is automatically addressed to the one or more contacts.06-24-2010
20100331024DEVICE FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, DATA COLLECTION AND DATA PROCESSING, AND A CIRCUIT CARD - The object of the invention is a device for personal communication, data collection and data processing, which is a small-sized, portable and hand-held work station comprising a data processing unit (12-30-2010
20110039587OUTGOING BINARY SMS MESSAGING FOR VEHICLE COMMUNICATION WITH A CALL CENTER - A system and method for making vehicle originated calls to a telematics service provider or other call center. The method includes identifying a call type associated with a desired wireless communication of speech or data to the call center, and then carrying out one of a number of different call connection processes depending on the call type. For voice channel cellular connections, an in-band modem cellular connection is preferably established in most instances using a connection retry strategy that includes primary, secondary, and possibly tertiary connection attempts each of which utilize at least one of a number of different voice and data call origination processes. The system and method can be carried out in connection with various cellular system technologies, but is especially suited for use with GSM systems.02-17-2011
20110117939System and Method for Messaging Content Delivery - An integrated system for messaging content delivery for use in a wireless network that incorporates a messaging application broker that interfaces with messaging applications; management applications, a plurality of user devices, and external networks. The interfaces use the appropriate protocols to interact with the messaging applications, management applications, user devices and external networks.05-19-2011
20110244894ELECTRONIC NETWORKING INVITATIONS - The present invention relates to a method for sending to a mobile telephone an invitation to communicate over a social networking or other invitation website using a mobile telephone number. The invention additionally provides for one-click selection to send or accept or reject the invitation using a mobile telephone number.10-06-2011
20090075681Short Message Service Message Compactor and Uncompactor - A method of operating a data processing apparatus and a data processing apparatus are disclosed. A method of operating data processing apparatus comprises receiving a text file comprising a plurality of original text characters and replacing the original text characters with replacement text characters in accordance with a first rule. The replacement text characters comprise fewer text characters than the original text characters. The method further comprises determining whether or not the number of replacement text characters is less than a threshold value, and further replacing the text characters in accordance with a subsequent rule if it is determined that the umber of replacement text characters is not less than the threshold value.03-19-2009
20110117940METHOD OF DECODING, CORRESPONDING TERMINAL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM, METHOD OF TRANSLATION, CORRESPONDING SERVER AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - The invention relates to a method of decoding at least one image of a physical object as an action executable by a mobile terminal. According to the invention, such a method comprises the following steps: establishment of a bidirectional communication between said terminal and a translation server, said establishment step comprising the following substeps: capture of said image or images of said physical object by said terminal; transmission, from said terminal to said translation server, of said image or images captured; reception, by said terminal, of at least one item of information representative of an action executable by said terminal, termed the action information, and corresponding to a decoding, by said translation server, of said image or images transmitted.05-19-2011
20110244896SUBSCRIBER PROVISIONING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method enables de-provisioning of subscribers and rerouting of an MMS, using the responses of external systems in the normal message flow of sending a MMS from the original network to an out-ported subscriber. There is automatic maintenance of subscriber records in communication networks such as GSM mobile networks. The automatic performance is achieved by monitoring network signalling messages, processing them, and implementing subscriber database processing modifications. The method comprises the step of a data management system receiving information from signalling flows and automatically acting upon this information to modify subscriber data in a database. The information preferably concerns message delivery operations and includes a HLR or HSS response to a routing request.10-06-2011
20110244895TERMINAL AND NO-DISTURBANCE METHOD THEREOF - A terminal and the no-disturbance method thereof are provided, the method comprises: the terminal sends a power-off registration message to the network side, and completes the power-off registration process; in the case that a voice or short message calls the terminal, the network side returns a prompt that the terminal has been powered off to the calling party. By the processing above, it is ensured that in the case of initiating a call and sending short messages normally, the terminal can effectively prevent the user from being disturbed, and return a prompt that the terminal has been powered off to the calling party.10-06-2011
20110086649Methodology for Traffic Control Based on Cross-Carriers Short Message (SMS) Application - Method of traffic control for cross-carrier SMS application, the major feature is to set different RAM realization strategies and achieve traffic control over the operational process of SMS by setting different limits for different carriers including the overall limit, total traffic limit and individual user's traffic limit; 1) Different carriers adopt different overall limits: traffic limit is set for different carriers in RAM, based on differences of the receiving number's properties. 2) Overall Traffic Limit: It is achieved by setting a simple overall traffic limit. When the time limit is reached for sending the message, all sending modules will temporarily suspend the sending procedure for a certain time until the defined time. 3) The strategy of using RAM to restrict individual user's network traffic: RAM can be achieved through HASH MAP. 4) The implementation of RAM strategy: using RAM in accordance with different traffic control requirements. 5) In order to achieve “time-out processing”, the system also add the “time-out sub thread”. Through this thread, the message will be transferred to the “time-out processing module” automatically in the case of timeout.04-14-2011
20110086647SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MESSAGES IN CONVERSATIONAL-TYPE MESSAGING APPLICATIONS - A system and method are provided for managing messages in conversational-type messaging applications. To provide continuity across all conversations with a particular recipient, an existing or not-yet-created 1:1 conversation can be populated with 1:Many messages that include the same recipient in the list of addressees. In this way, any 1:1 chat or conversation with a particular recipient will contain all correspondences with that recipient, regardless of whether the message was sent or received in a 1:1 or 1:Many context. As such, the user has access to all information that has been exchanged with that recipient in one messaging screen to avoid the need to traverse multiple messaging screens to obtain the context or information related to the recipient that the user requires.04-14-2011
20110086648APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MESSAGE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH TOUCH SCREEN - An apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving a message in a mobile communication terminal with a touch screen are provided. The method includes generating a Simple Contact Object (SCO) mapped to at least one contact and a Simple Inputbox Object (SIO) for message composition, displaying the generated SCO and SIO on an idle screen in a widget format, composing a message using the displayed SIO, and storing the composed message in the SIO, and, when a contact between the SIO storing the message therein and the SCO is detected, transmitting the stored message to the contact mapped to the SCO.04-14-2011
20090069040SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMMERCIAL SERVICES OVER A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The inventive system provides real-time commercial services to users of mobile communication devices (MCDs) over a wireless communication network utilizing the short message service protocol (SMS). The inventive system establishes a dialog with a user of an MCD utilizing SMS to present the user with commercial service options and to allow the user to quickly and easily purchase the services by sending minimal SMS responses during the dialog process. Preferably, prior to utilization of the inventive system, the user subscribes with a service provider to pre-arrange payment options for purchased services, to provide information helpful in tailoring offered services and service options to the user, and optionally to receive enhanced services (such as discounted and/or last minute offers, etc.). Utilization of the inventive system occurs in three phases: trigger, purchase and claim. During the trigger phase (user or service provider initiated), the service to be purchased is selected. During the purchase phase, the user selects the grade and quantity of services to be purchased and authorizes payment which is processed by the service provider and thereafter receives a unique service code. During the claim phase, the user presents the service code at the service location, which is then verified using a local terminal, and the service is then delivered to the user. The inventive dialog process can be advantageously and readily configured for a wide variety of commercial services, including, but not limited to entertainment site admissions and travel.03-12-2009
20100137011Method, apparatus, and system for sending a status report - A method, an apparatus, and a system for sending a status report are disclosed according to the present invention. The method includes receiving a short message sent by a sender; assigning a first ID to the short message; incorporating the first ID in the short message and sending the short message; receiving a first status report carrying a second ID and the first ID and generating a second status report based on the first ID; sending the second status report to the sender. For the short message which has not been delivered successfully by the Short Message Service Router (SMS Router) for the first time, the SMS Router may replace the second ID in the first status report with the first ID based on the relationship between the first ID and the second ID to obtain a second status report and send the second status report to a sender.06-03-2010
20100137008MOBILE STATION AND APPLICATION SERVER FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE TO THE MOBILE STATION AND OPERATION METHODS FOR THE SAME - A mobile station, application server and wireless communication system are disclosed to provide for improved service related information distribution. The application server provides a service to a group of mobile stations, wherein the mobile stations comprise applications associated with the service. A communicating unit of the application server communicates with an application active on a mobile station and a determining unit determines another mobile station with an inactive application and the address of the other mobile station is provided to the mobile station. The mobile station comprises a communication section to receive the address of the other mobile station and comprises an SMS mailer causing an SMS message to be addressed to the other mobile station to start on the other mobile station the inactive application.06-03-2010
20110143788UNIFIED ADDRESSING - An outgoing message composed on a mobile wireless communication device may be recognized as including a Short Messaging Service (SMS) destination address in an addressing field. The outgoing message may then be processed to create a SMS message payload. The SMS message payload may then be passed to a SMS client application executed on the wireless communication device with an indication of the SMS destination address so that the SMS client application may form an SMS message based on the SMS message payload and the indication of the SMS destination address.06-16-2011
20090088190Mbms Soft Combining Scheme04-02-2009
20100069102METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING VALUE-ADDED SERVICE FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - The present invention discloses a value-added service for short message service processing method and a value-added service for short message service processing center to improve a control mechanism between the value-added service for short message service processing center and a short message service center, which include: the value-added service for short message service processing center receives an original short message forwarded from the short message service center, generates a value-added service short message associated with the original short message in accordance with data of value-added service for short message service subscribed by the calling and called parities of the original short message, submits the value-added service short message to the short message service center, and receives a delivery status report returned from the short message service center, and the value-added service for short message service processing center takes the delivery result of the value-added service short message as that of the associated original short message and sends a delivery result notification of the original short message to the short message service center.03-18-2010
20100062797METHOD FOR GROUP COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SUBSCRIBERS TO DIFFERENT MESSAGING SERVICES, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A method for group communication between subscribers to different messaging services involves a first message, which has been sent by a second subscriber using a first messaging service, being received by a communication terminal of a first subscriber in a group communication session in which said communication terminal, the second subscriber and a third subscriber are participating. The communication terminal is used in the group communication session to send a second message, which contains a content from the received first message, to the third subscriber for reception using a second messaging service, which is different than the first messaging service.03-11-2010
20100016003SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOWING A USER TO OPT FOR AUTOMATIC OR SELECTIVELY SENDING OF MEDIA - The present invention is directed to a system and method which allows for the seamless integration of the sending mechanism with the media acquiring mechanism of a portable device. In this manner the end-user has instant access to media sharing with complete control over how the media is shared. This integration is accomplished by presenting to the user a series of screens that are available directly from the media creation applications (e.g. cameras or audio recorders) and media viewing applications (e.g. photo galleries or screen savers) on the device. When a photo (or other media) is captured or viewed, a series of pre-established processing options, including on-device uses for the media, internet services and accounts, email addresses and/or phone numbers to which the media can be sent are presented to the user. Some options require no further user interaction. Defaults are also available which require no user interaction at all, combining together the manual selection of certain processing options or destinations with the automatic selection of other processing options or destinations. Thus, the sending process becomes essentially a selection process allowing the user to override defaults by either selecting from choices tailored to the user including already known address information of potential recipients or to allow the media to be automatically sent to a previously identified location according to the current “default” user preferences. In the situation where a new address or phone number is desired, the user can add such information in a simple and straight-forward manner.01-21-2010
20100178945PERSONAL TOKEN HAVING ENHANCED COMMUNICATION ABILITIES FOR A HOSTED APPLICATION - The invention relates to a personal token for a mobile telecommunication network, hosting application software. The personal token is operable to receive an over-the-air SMS message encapsulating commands directed to the application, open the SMS and extract the commands from the SMS. The steps of opening the SMS and extracting the commands from the SMS are performed by a software entity in the personal token which is distinct from the application, so that the software entity initiates transmission of the extracted commands to the application.07-15-2010
20090253444Method and System for Data Pushing - The present invention relates to a method and system for data pushing used in pushing data to be pushed from a server to a mobile terminal. The system comprises a server configured to, after learning there are data to be pushed in an information system, search for the phone number corresponding to the mobile terminal from phone numbers pre-stored in the server and call the mobile terminal via a mobile phone network by using a phone call system, and a mobile terminal configured to check an incoming call number from the phone call system according to an informing phone number that is pre-stored in the mobile terminal and corresponds to the server, not answer the phone call but obtain the data to be pushed from the sever via a mobile data network if the incoming phone number is the informing phone number, otherwise perform a normal phone call processing.10-08-2009
20090047981METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING MESSAGES - Provided is a method for delivering a Short Messaging Service (SMS) message and/or a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) message and/or an Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) message from an initiator device to an end user device. Also provided is a telecommunication system for delivering a Short Messaging Service (SMS) message and/or a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) message and/or and enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) message from an initiator device to an end user device.02-19-2009
20090325615Mobile Telephone Firewall and Compliance Enforcement System and Method - Methods, systems, and software for mediating SMS messages, and especially type 0 SMS messages, in a wireless mobile communications device configured to send and receive data using a GSM protocol and including a subscriber identity module (“SIM”) including electronic hardware and computer software executed by the hardware such that the SIM is configured to send, receive, and process messages using a Short Message System (“SMS”) between the wireless mobile communications device and a communications network. One aspect includes a method for mediating SMS messages comprising: configuring electronic hardware on the wireless mobile communications device to implement a firewall on the wireless mobile communications device, the firewall configured to identify and optionally mediate infrastructure SMS messages.12-31-2009
20100056187METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CELLULAR TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTION FOR E-MAIL THREADS - A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing a subscription to an e-mail message thread via a mobile device. A user may subscribe to an e-mail message thread utilizing a mobile device, based on a unique e-mail thread ID associated with the e-mail thread within the e-mail message itself. Updated data regarding the e-mail message thread can then be provided in response to activity associated with the e-mail message thread. The updated data can be provided in the form of, for example, a text message, a text-to-speech voicemail message, and so forth. Additionally, a telephone number associated with the mobile device can be added to a database stored in an e-mail server that manages the e-mail message and the e-mail message thread in order to subscribe to the e-mail message via a mobile device. SMS data associated with the user can also be added to the database. A user is permitted to subscribe or unsubscribe to the e-mail message/thread, in response to a selection of a particular option in the e-mail message itself.03-04-2010
20100016001DUAL MODE PHONE AND SECURITY KEY SETTING METHOD - A dual mode phone communicating via a wireless local area network (WLAN) includes a WLAN module, a mobile communication module, and a short message module. The WLAN module communicates via the WLAN and stores a current security key and security mode communicating via the WLAN. The mobile communication module receives a short message via a wireless wide area network, and the short message includes the updated security key and security mode. The short message module receives the short message from the mobile communication module, prompts a user to determine if the current security key and security mode stored in the WLAN module need to be updated, and transmits the updated security key and security mode to the WLAN module if so.01-21-2010
20100056189MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE AND EVENT PROCESSING METHOD USING THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal, an application driving unit configured to implement a chatting session with the at least one other terminal using the wireless communication unit, a display unit configured to display chatting information according to an operation of the application driving unit, and a controller configured to control the display unit to display a chatting screen including information on an event external to the chatting session that occurs during the chatting session and to maintain displaying the chatting screen.03-04-2010
20100069101System and Method for Provision of IMS Based Services for Legacy CS UE with Home Node B Access - A system and method for allowing legacy circuit switched user equipment (CS UE) to operate via a packet-switch system, such as an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) system, is provided. The mobility and session control aspects of communications with a legacy CS UE is separated. A user agent is placed in the receiving node (e.g., a home node B) that acts as the SIP agent for the CS UE for session control. An interworking function is provided to allow mobility between the macro CS network and the PS (e.g., IMS) network.03-18-2010
20100069097METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICAITON NETWORKS - A method for implementing Short Message Service (SMS) in a wireless communication network may be implemented by a mobile station. The method may include sending mobile-originated SMS data while in idle mode. Ranging procedures may be used to send the mobile-originated SMS data. The method may also include receiving mobile-terminated SMS data while in the idle mode. Receiving the mobile-terminated SMS data may include receiving a broadcast page message from a base station, and the broadcast page message may include an identifier for the mobile station.03-18-2010
20110105158METHODS AND APPARATUS TO AVOID TRANSMISSION OF REDUNDANT NEIGHBOR CELL INFORMATION TO MOBILE STATIONS - Methods and apparatus to avoid transmission of redundant neighbor cell information to mobile stations. An example method to avoid transmission of at least some neighbor cell system information from a network to a mobile station disclosed herein comprises receiving neighbor cell system information, setting a validity indication representing whether the mobile station has valid neighbor cell system information associated with a neighbor cell, and sending the validity indication to the network.05-05-2011
20090215477INTELLIGENT MULTIPLE DEVICE FILE SHARING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate communication between a plurality of devices identified by mobile infospheres. The devices can be associated with a mobile infosphere based on ownership, for example, where the mobile infospheres are identified by a mobile phone number. A registry server can store information regarding devices in each mobile infosphere, and communication between the devices within a mobile infosphere or devices in other mobile infospheres can be facilitated by providing stored access parameters. In addition, data transferred among the devices can be transcoded to meet capabilities of disparate devices with respect to memory, bandwidth, available codes, etc. Moreover, a file system can aggregate shared files and folders from a plurality of mobile infosphere devices to provide seamless access to available accessible content.08-27-2009
20090215479MESSAGING SERVICE PLUS CONTEXT DATA - Messaging Service Plus Context Data. A message of a specified mobile device communications protocol is parsed. The message is analyzed to identify a message data. A signal associated with the message is evaluated to determine a context data. The context data provides a contextual attribute of the message. The message data is algorithmically associated with the context data. Further, the other message includes the message data and the context data. A context enhancement data is determined to enrich a meaning of the context data. The context enhancement data is acquired from a database. The other message may be generated. The other message includes the message data, the context data and context enhancement data.08-27-2009
20090215478Delivery of non-permanent media files to a mobile station - A media file content provider 08-27-2009
20090215476SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING INSTANT MESSAGES TO BE EXCHANGED BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method are provided for enabling instant messages to be exchanged between mobile devices, in particular where a mobile device has access to information pertaining to another mobile device. The system enables an instant messaging application to communicate directly with the other mobile device, without requiring an initial email exchange. New contacts can be added automatically and access to other data such provided by having a mobile device access information for another mobile device. The information can be made available through a contact server of the host system common to both mobile devices thereby providing a trusted mechanism to establish the new contacts. In one example, in a PIN-to-PIN based messaging system, a global address list (GAL) look-up can be incorporated into an option for adding a new contact so that the PIN for the invitee is obtained directly and the invitation sent immediately in a PIN-to-PIN message thus not requiring an email invitation.08-27-2009
20100062796MULTI-MEDIA MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE - A messaging system for sending formatted pages combining pictures, text, hyperlinks and other web-style content between mobile telephony devices such as mobile telephones or PDAs within a network or community of users. The display of the messages on the mobile terminals is defined by means of command set which allows users to specify message content as occupying a certain percentage of the display screen of the destination device. The command set also includes functionality allowing hyper-links within a message to be displayable as a separate list of hyperlinks on operation of a soft key on the mobile device for ease of navigation.03-11-2010
20110086650APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE INCLUDING TIME INFORMATION - A method for transmitting and receiving a handwritten message having time information includes generating one or more codes using handwritten message information which is sequentially input by a user, converting the handwritten message information and the one or more codes into one image and transmitting the converted image, confirming whether a received image includes the one or more codes, and if the received image includes the one or more codes, sequentially reproducing the contents of the handwritten message according to an input order of the contents of the handwritten message by analyzing the one or more codes.04-14-2011
20100069104LIMITED LIFESPAN FOR OUTGOING DATA AT A MOBILE DEVICE - An outgoing message may be generated, at a mobile communication device, based on a received application definition document, which indicates a lifespan for the message. In conjunction with generating a message in accordance with a format provided in the application definition document, a message expiry time may be generated. The message may be stored in a queue for transmission. Additionally, an indication of the expiry time may be stored in the queue in association with the message. The expiry time of the message may periodically be compared to the current time to determine whether the message has expired. Upon expiry, a user of the mobile communication device may be presented with the option to cancel transmission of the message or re-attempt transmission.03-18-2010
20100069103CALCULATION OF HIGHER-ORDER DATA FROM CONTEXT DATA - Disclosed are a system, method and article of manufacture for calculation of higher-order data from context data are disclosed. An application program interface receives a set of context data in conjunction with a calculation module. A calculation module calculates a higher-order data using the set of context data. A signal-generation module embeds the higher-order data in a telecommunication signal. The calculation module may create a coordinate space for the set of context data. The calculation module may define a property of the coordinate space. The calculation module operates to define a function that describes a relation between each member of the set of context data.03-18-2010
20100069098Femtocell access control list addition confirmation - An apparatus in one example has: a femtocell operatively coupled to an operations support system and operatively coupleable to a mobile terminal; a femtocell access control list operatively coupled to the operations support system and the femtocell; and an SMS control center operatively coupled to the operations support system and to the femtocell; wherein an addition of the mobile terminal to the femtocell access control list is initiated; wherein a message is sent to the mobile terminal that informs the mobile terminal that the mobile terminal is being added to the femtocell; wherein a response is communicated from the mobile terminal to the operations support system; and wherein the mobile terminal is added to the access control list upon receipt of the response. Thus, the present method and apparatus control addition of mobile terminals to access control lists for femtocells.03-18-2010
20110081926TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF HANDWRITTEN DATA ON WIRELESS DEVICES WITHOUT CHARACTER RECOGNITION - A mobile device and associated method for transmitting a plurality of characters to a remote device without requiring keypad input or character recognition. The device is operable to receive characters entered by the user via handwritten input and transmit the characters without requiring character recognition. User input is received to a screen of the wireless handheld device, wherein the user input comprises handwritten text having a plurality of characters, e.g., in a non-Latin character set. Data corresponding to an image of the handwritten text may be compressed, packaged, and transmitted to a remote device in a wireless fashion. The compressed data is useable to create the image of the handwritten text on the remote device. The method preferably does not perform any character recognition on the handwritten text.04-07-2011
20110081925COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CALL STATE THEREOF - A communication system, an apparatus, and a method for providing a call state thereof are provided. The method for providing a call state of a communication system, supporting communication over a mobile communication network and an internet network, includes, when presence of moving call execution changes through a base transceiver station over the mobile communication network, notifying the presence of moving call execution to an Instant Messaging/Presence Service (IM/PS) server managing presence of internet call execution over the internet network by a User Equipment (UE), and sending the presence of moving call execution to another UE by the IM/PS server.04-07-2011
20110151905MESSAGING USING A CODED SURFACE - A method of sending a message using a print medium is disclosed. Coded data on a surface of the business card is sensed by a sensor module in a media feed path of a communications device. The coded data encodes an identifier which uniquely identifies the surface. The identifier is determined from sensed coded data, and a representation of the business card is retrieved using the identifier. The representation of the business card is displayed on display of the communications device, with the representation including fields, with one of the fields being a messaging field. Upon receiving a selection of the messaging field, a communications address is retrieved from a database where the communications address is indexed by the identifier. A message editor is opened in the communications device, with a current message being addressed to the communications address.06-23-2011
20110098064Providing Contact Data in a Wireless Telecommunication System - Providing contact data in a wireless telecommunication system comprises receiving a contact data record from a first mobile device and storing the contact data record in a contact database remote from the mobile device. A selection can be received remotely for the contact data record from a second mobile device. The contact data record can be transmitted to the second mobile device for storage in its memory.04-28-2011
20100124939METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRAPHICAL SCALING AND CONTEXTUAL DELIVERY TO MOBILE DEVICES - Methods for scaling graphical constructs comprised of graphical images, text, and photographic images are disclosed. In mobile devices, each device could have different screen resolution, orientation, and color palette capabilities. When a graphical page, such as a greeting card, is sent from a sender device to a recipient device, a server determines the display characteristics of the recipient device and delivers either a pre-computed graphics page corresponding to the device's display requirements or generates the proper display on the fly. Additional information, such as location or images from the sender device can be uploaded to the server to be properly scaled and positioned to complete the graphical page in a context tailored to the recipient.05-20-2010
20100130239Systems and Methods for Providing Anonymous Messaging - An exemplary messaging anonymity system (MAS) for providing anonymous messaging between a mobile device and a third-party service provider via a communications network can include a processor, a network interface, and a memory. The memory can be configured to store instructions that, when executed, perform the steps of an exemplary method. The exemplary method can include receiving a mobile-originated (MO) message from a mobile device, the MO message being destined for a third-party service provider, determining to provision an anonymous subscriber identification (ASI) to be used in lieu of a subscriber address associated with the mobile device, provisioning the ASI, and sending the MO message to the third-party service provider, wherein the ASI is presented to the third-party service provider as an originating subscriber address.05-27-2010
20110105157SMS Communication Platform and Methods for Telematic Devices - The present disclosure generally relates to a bidirectional communication platform using short message communication with a telematics device for remotely updating parameters of the device, for obtaining reports and other information regarding the parameters of the device, and to upload control data and specific data to the device. More specifically, a software adaptation layer is added to a telematics device to bidirectionally communicate with receiver and emitter cell phones.05-05-2011
20110077033METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RESPONDING TO MOBILE PHONE SHORT MESSAGES - The present invention provides a method for automatically responding to mobile phone short messages, comprising the following steps: step a, set a short message auto responding number and auto responding content; step b, when receiving a new message, judge whether the sender number of the new message needs an auto response; step c, if the number needs an auto response, respond the auto responding message to the sender of the short message. The method for automatically responding to mobile phone short messages provided in the invention can auto respond short messages to one or some phone numbers according to the requirement of a user, and can input auto responding content according to the requirement of the user, thus greatly helping the user respond a short message in time on special occasions.03-31-2011
20110077032Restriction Method and Apparatus for Texting Based on Speed - A method and apparatus for preventing texting on cellular telephones while driving. A cellular telephone moving faster than a predetermined speed (for example 15 MPH) automatically locks out the texting function. Dialing of full telephone numbers under these conditions can also be locked out. If the phone becomes stationary for a predetermined period (say 3 minutes), the lockout can be removed. A passenger can enter an override code to prevent the lockout. In some embodiments the override code can only be entered when the phone is moving faster than the predetermined speed and/or when several buttons are depressed simultaneously requiring operation with two hands.03-31-2011
20110070901METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING BEARER TAG IDENTIFICATION-BASED MESSAGING - An approach is provided for bearer tag identification-based messaging. A request is received specifying a bearer tag identifier corresponding to a mobile terminal. Addressing information is determined for the mobile terminal based on the bearer tag identifier, wherein the addressing information is used for transmitting a message according to a messaging service to the mobile terminal over a wireless network.03-24-2011
20110151903SECURE MOBILE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Information or items that otherwise might be carried in a person's wallet or purse may be managed and stored on a mobile phone. Embodiments include a software application loaded on a mobile phone and an Internet website through which certain information can be transmitted to the phone by the user, third parties, or both. A user may be alerted to certain information or changes in information that meet certain criteria. The website may provide secure storage for information, filter information, and send encrypted and compressed nuggets or fractions of information to the phone for storage based on topic. E-mails may be searched for information, information may be sent to different parties, and signals may be sent locally to exchange information. Personal information may include account information or travel information, for example.06-23-2011
20110151902Universal Short Code Administration Facility - Systems and methods for assigning short codes to provide uniformity among wireless carriers. In the systems and methods, a Universal Short Code (USC) Administrator maintains a list of short codes and their lease status so that SMS messages sent to a particular short code may be routed to the proper holder of the short code. A network facilitator is in communication with both the USC Administrator and at least one wireless carrier to route the SMS message to the proper holder of the short code. The short code may be leased for a specified period of time so that the short code can be reassigned after expiration of the lease.06-23-2011
20110151899Computer To Mobile Two-Way Chat System And Method - Systems and methods are provided for a two-way chat. In one aspect there is provided a system including a processor, which further includes a memory. The processor and memory provide a web client application. The system further includes a mobile wireless device and a centralized server. The centralized server provides a two-way chat between the web client application and the mobile wireless device.06-23-2011
20110151896METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVE MESSAGE SERVICE BLOCKING - A method of processing message service requests to a subscriber's communication device in a communication network is provided. The method includes receiving a message service request from a sender at a network element, wherein the message service request includes a message and is directed to the directory number of the communication device; accessing a centralized database that stores message service blocking data for the subscriber; retrieving the message service blocking data for the subscriber; and analyzing the data retrieved from the centralized database and determining whether the message service request should be permitted or denied06-23-2011
20120149408SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE NETWORK INTER-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS - A network node, UE device and method for providing inter-device communications between wireless user equipment (UE) devices in a wireless communications network. Responsive to a request for call set-up and to a determination that the devices are local to each other, a band is allocated to the devices for inter-device communications. The call set-up function can be managed by a node in the wireless communications network, a network node outside of the wireless communications network or by a distributed function shared between a network node and an ad-hoc group of UE devices in a local area that are capable of inter-device communications.06-14-2012
20120202533APPENDING ADVERTISEMENTS TO SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE MESSAGES - A system and method to append an advertisement to a Short Messaging Service (SMS) message. The system, which is implemented in a communication network with an SMS, includes two units, a first unit to identify a message recipient's subscription status to determine whether the recipient is subscribed to receive advertisement based SMS, and a second unit that appends an advertisement to the identified message before delivery to the message's recipient. First, the first unit identifies whether the intended recipient of an SMS message is subscribed to receive advertisement based SMS. Second, the first unit routes a request to the second unit to insert an advertisement into the identified SMS message. Third, the second unit appends an advertisement to the SMS message. Lastly, the second unit routes the modified message to the SMS in the network for delivery to the recipient's device.08-09-2012
20120034938REAL TIME TEXT MESSAGING METHOD AND DEVICE - Embodiments include communication devices and texting methods performed by communication devices. When the communication device detects that a text session has been initiated with a potential real time text (RTT) destination specified as a destination for text messages transmitted by the communication device, the communication device automatically transitions into an RTT transmission mode. While in the RTT transmission mode, text messages may be communicated to the destination using an RTT protocol. A response system may be configured to communicate with the communication device, while the communication device is in the RTT transmission mode.02-09-2012
20100311443METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING COMPUTER NETWORK ACCESSIBLE SERVICE APPLICATIONS VIA A MOBILE TERMINAL - Methods and systems for accessing computer network accessible services, such as internet based service applications, via a mobile terminal of a mobile telecommunication system using a mediation layer between a person's mobile terminal and the IT world. The mobile terminal in response to receiving user inputs interacts with this mediation layer via text messages. The mediation layer turns around and executes the appropriate IT services on behalf of the mobile terminal user.12-09-2010
20110014931METHOD FOR DELIVERING A SHORT MESSAGE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method for delivering a short message in a mobile communications system, in which the short message sent from a mobile station is received by an SMS-Service-Centre, SMS-C, and forwarded to a corresponding recipient, wherein the SMS-C is addressed by means of an SMS-C address in the mobile communications system. The invention is distinguished by the fact that an SMS-C address recognized as erroneous is corrected on the part of the mobile communications system, and the delivery of the short message is continued with the corrected SMS-C address.01-20-2011
20100298009HANDS FREE MESSAGING - A method, system, and computer program product for hands-free messaging in a mobile computing device. A message from a local user is captured and converted to an outgoing text message by a speech recognition module. The outgoing text message is altered to conform with the boundary conditions of short message service (SMS), including a limitation on message length. SMS lingo is also substituted into the outgoing text message. After being verified by the local user, the outgoing text message is sent to a remote user of a mobile computering device. Incoming messages are also received from remote users.11-25-2010
20100113075MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A multimedia messaging method and apparatus for a mobile terminal supporting Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is provided for the mobile terminal to relay a multimedia message, edit multimedia object attached to the multimedia message, and feed back the multimedia message attaching the edit multimedia object. A multimedia message transmission method of the present invention includes composing a multimedia message in a multimedia message composition mode, inserting sender information and a recipient information into the multimedia message; creating a relay message by defining a type of the multimedia message as the relay message; and sending the relay message with reference to the recipient information.05-06-2010
20100261491COMMUNICATION NETWORK TERMINAL SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF APPLICATIONS - A method includes transferring data between a mobile station for communicating over a mobile communications network and a server in the Internet having a connection to the mobile communications network. The transfer of data includes providing at least a portion of a page on the Internet in the form of code, the code including a telephone number of the mobile station as hidden information, receiving the code in the mobile station in a first user message where the first user message is a short message service message, and interpreting the code in the mobile station to cause the mobile station to display information corresponding to the page on the Internet on the mobile station, wherein the information to be displayed on the mobile station does not include the hidden information.10-14-2010
20090005088Mobile communication device and the operating method thereof - A device and its operating method for mobile communication, the mobile communication device includes a micro processor, a memory which has an instruction database and an image database, a touch panel, a message module and a communication module. After a user inputs a symbol, the micro processor will retrieve and execute an operating instruction which corresponds to the symbol from the image database and the instruction database, or look for the contact and perform the communication action which corresponds to the symbol. When the operating instruction or the communication action which corresponds to the symbol fails, the micro processor will enter a setting interface to set up an operating instruction or communication action which corresponds to the symbol.01-01-2009
20100099441Mobile Device Advertising - Methods and systems for mobile advertising that include receiving an advertisement banner from an advertiser, incorporating identifying information in to the advertisement banner to produce a modified advertisement banner, and displaying the modified advertisement banner on a display of a mobile device are disclosed.04-22-2010
20110212737 MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method, improved communication device, and application program product enhances and expands the features and functionality of wireless communication devices and mobile computing devices. The embodiments provide the following functionality: (1) Simultaneous texting during ongoing voice communication, providing a text waiting mode for both single number mobile communication devices and multiple number mobile communication devices; (2) Dynamic area code determination and automatic pre-pending of area codes when a requested voice or text communication is initiated without the area code while the mobile communication device is outside of its home-base area code toll area; (3) Enhanced editing functionality for applications on mobile computing devices; (4) Automatic toggle from manual texting mode to voice-to-text based communication mode on detection of high velocity movement of the mobile communication device.09-01-2011
20100035639Message Filtering System Using Profiles - In one embodiment of the present invention, a system and method of filtering messages may be provided that includes receiving an SMS message intended for a recipient and receiving a user-restriction profile. The system and method includes determining whether the SMS message contains content that is indicated to be restricted by the user-restriction profile and, in response to the determination that the SMS message contains restricted content, delivering the SMS message to an authorized secondary receiver. Alternatively, in response to the determination that the SMS message does not contain restricted content, the SMS message may be delivered to the recipient.02-11-2010
20100004009MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ADAPTER MODULE - There is provided an adapter for use in a mobile communication device connected to a first communication network. An exemplary mobile communication device comprises a mobile terminal and a subscriber identification module connected to the mobile terminal. In the subscriber identification module, an address of a first gateway node (ADR01-07-2010
20110151904AUTOMATED COMMUNICATION USING IMAGE CAPTURE - A server includes a communications adapter; a controller and a datastore. The controller receives a first user input via a user interface to associate at least one image attribute with a contact. Thereby, responsive to receiving an image from an electronic apparatus, the controller automatically processes the image to identify at least one feature of the image that corresponds to the image attribute, and associates the image with the contact based on the image attribute; and communicates the image to the contact via the communications adapter. The datastore is suitable for storing digital information, and is communicatively coupled to the controller.06-23-2011
20110151900SYSTEM, METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR RADIO FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION - A radio frequency communication system, method, and device operate in the VHF, UHF, or SHF range, where a controller controls the radio-frequency communication range provided by the VHF, UHF, or SHF radiation.06-23-2011
20110151897METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MOBILE MESSAGING ENABLED EVENT PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND TRACKING SERVICE - A method and computer readable medium for providing a mobile messaging event planning service in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method assigns a mobile messaging identification code for an event, receives a text message including the mobile messaging identification code for the event and provides information associated with the event in response to the text message.06-23-2011
20090318172USER INTERFACE FOR CONFIGURING SERVICE ACCOUNT-SPECIFIC USER NOTIFICATIONS FOR INBOUND ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - To facilitate configuration of a communication device capable of receiving electronic messages via a plurality of service accounts, a user interface element is displayed. The user interface element represents an electronic message received via a service account of the plurality of service accounts or a field of the electronic message, such as a field containing a service account identifier. Upon user selection of the user interface element and one of a plurality of user notifications, the electronic device is configured to provide the selected user notification upon receipt of an electronic message via that service account.12-24-2009
20090312040System and method for inserting advertisements into SMS messages - A method and system for inserting advertisements into text messages includes receiving a text message for delivery to a user. One or more keywords received in the text message may be identified. An advertisement may be associated with the identified one or more keywords. The associated advertisement may be sent to the user with the text message.12-17-2009
20120064926Information Processing System, Communication System and Communication Method - The present invention discloses an information processing system, a communication system and a communication method. The information processing system comprises: a handling subsystem, used to handle the registration service of a registered mobile-phone user and send the mobile-phone number information to a short message processing center; a protocol gateway subsystem, used to send a short information message to the short message processing center, and receive a short message sent by another mobile-phone user from the short message processing center; a service subsystem, used to mark the calling number of a short information message as the mobile-phone number of the registered mobile-phone user before the protocol gateway subsystem sends the short information message to the short message processing center, and obtain the short message from the protocol gateway subsystem and determine the corresponding operation terminal of the registered mobile-phone user.03-15-2012
20120064924Reducing driver distraction due to mobile text messaging - A method for auto-responding to text messages includes: activating an automatic response message feature on a first communication device; receiving input including a response message that includes an amount of time and an increment of time from a user of the device; receiving a communication from a second communication device; determining if the response message should be transmitted; and transmitting the response message including the remaining time. Additionally, a branding option can be used to monetize the process.03-15-2012
20090280846Wireless chat automatic status tracking - A technique and apparatus to provide status tracking of presence and/or location of a mobile, wireless device to a requesting entity even outside of a particular wireless system. This allows wireless service providers the ability to monitor and log changes in the status of mobile stations within and/or outside their networks. Embodiments are disclosed wherein presence and/or location information is provided to entities outside of a particular servicing wireless network using the mechanisms of call processing components of a mobile network (e.g., call setup procedures), and using standard mechanisms currently available to any appropriately conforming Mobile Switching Center (MSC) element. In one disclosed embodiment, a wireless chat tracking system is implemented which utilizes a change in mobile registration status to automatically notify a chat group system outside the wireless network of current status information activity regarding a relevant device, e.g., registration activity or inactivity timeout. In the wireless chat automatic status tracking system, a registration notification (REGNOT) message is either explicitly forwarded or copied to an external IP based application (e.g., to a mobile chat group system). The change in mobile registration is communicated via a suitable signaling link (e.g., SS7, TCP/IP, etc.) between a Home Location Register (HLR) and the chat group system. Therefore, instead of a conventionally closed system using SS7 messages, REGNOT messages are pushed out over TCP/IP connections to external applications (e.g., chat servers) to automatically notify the external system of the location of a particular user.11-12-2009
20120202537Method and System for Allocating Delivery Reports - A method and a system for allocating delivery reports are disclosed in the present invention. A Service Provider (SP) sets a message identifier MSGID1 in a multimedia message and submits the multimedia message containing the MSGID1 and destination numbers to a server in a multimedia messaging service gateway (MMSG), the server sets a message identifier MSGID2 in the multimedia message, and forwards the multimedia message containing the MSGID2 and the destination number to a multimedia messaging service center (MMSC); the MMSG parses the corresponding server generating the MSGID2 according to the MSGID2 in the delivery report returned by the MMSC, and forwards the delivery report to the server creating the MSGID2. By adopting the method and system of the present invention, it ensures that the delivery reports returned by the MMSC are evenly allocated to the servers in the MMSG, the load balancing of the servers can be realized.08-09-2012
20120202536SHORT MESSAGE FORWARDING METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL - The a short message forwarding method includes receiving a short message, and performing forwarding matching according to attribute information of the short message. The attribute information is content and/or a receiving time of the short message. The method further includes, forwarding the short message to a corresponding telephone number according to a result of the forwarding matching.08-09-2012
20120202535Method And System For Communicating A Data File - A method and system for forwarding information such as data files to a recipient across disparate or incompatible communication networks, which are not constrained by incompatible user devices. The sender sends information such as a data file to an intended recipient via a messaging server. The messaging server communicates with the intended recipient using basic communication tools that are generally compatible regardless of the network that the recipient is subscribed to. The messaging server stores the information, creates and sends a notification message to the intended recipient that she has information to be retrieved. The notification message includes a unique access address associated with the message, at which the recipient can retrieve the information. Different unique access addresses are associated with different messages.08-09-2012
20110151901APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING USER INFORMATION IN SPECIFIC AREA IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for searching for a phone number in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a phonebook search unit. The phonebook search unit provides a phone number of a user who has a registered location corresponding to a location to which the mobile terminal moves. Accordingly, a phone number search procedure is reduced by allowing a position information service to cooperate with a phone number search service, determining a phone number of a user who has a registered location corresponding to an area where a mobile terminal is located, and performing communication connection without a separate phone number search process in a mobile terminal.06-23-2011
20110151898METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROUPING POINTS-OF-INTEREST ACCORDING TO AREA NAMES - An approach is provided for crowd sourcing and grouping points-of-interest based on cell broadcast message information. Reception of a message from a mobile terminal is caused, at least in part. The message specifies point-of-interest information and an associated area name corresponding to one of a plurality of cells of a communication network. The message is parsed to determine the point-of-interest information and the associated area name. A connectivity graph specifying relationships among the cells is selectively updated with the point-of-interest information.06-23-2011
20080242325JUST-IN-TIME TRAINING OF DEPLOYED SKILL SUPPORT PERSONNEL VIA CELL PHONE MULTIMEDIA - A content delivery system, such as a Just in Time Training (JITT) system which allows the broadcast of multimedia messages to recipients or users. The JITT system identifies the multimedia capabilities as well as the capabilities of the service provider and recipient device for each user and uses this profile information to determine an appropriate messaging format to use to send the message to each user. User involvement is used to determine the functionality and content type delivery for each user mobile device. This profiling may be performed in any of a number of different ways, including smart echo, caller-ID initiated (CIDI) and SMS initiated (SMSI) profiling. In smart echo profiling, the user sends the JITT system a multimedia sample from the mobile device, and the JITT system then sends messages and content to the mobile devise using the same format. In CIDI profiling, the JITT system sends test messages in different formats to the phone number of the device, and the user replies to the message having the best audiovisual experience. The system then uses the format associated with the reply message for further communications with the user. SMSI profiling is similar to CIDI profiling, except that the user sends an SMS instead of making a call. Users with multimedia recording devices, such as camera phones, can also upload multimedia through this system for subsequent broadcast. Users with data recording devices, such as toxic gas sensors, can also upload data through this system for subsequent conversion to multimedia and broadcast.10-02-2008
20090137259METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING MESSAGE DELIVERY REPORTS - A method for sending message delivery reports includes: buffering the message delivery reports to be sent; retrieving at least two message delivery reports to be sent; generating an aggregate that contains at least two message delivery reports to be sent; and outputting the aggregate. An apparatus for sending message delivery reports includes: a obtaining module, a generating module and an outputting module. With the foregoing method and apparatus, the message server can send multiple delivery reports at a time, thus improving the success ratio of sending delivery reports, improving the efficiency of handling delivery reports, reducing the waste of network resources, and improving the system performance.05-28-2009
20090137257System and Method to Enhance Interaction Between Speakers and Audience - A system and method of enhancing comprising a real time message receiving system such as SMS text capable of displaying messages from audience members on a screen viewable by a speaker and providing an anonymous opportunity to ask questions and receive real time answers, as well as keeping a record of questions and responses and information about the message senders.05-28-2009
20080305816METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH A SECURITY FUNCTION FOR SHORT MESSAGING - The present invention relates to a communication system. The communication system includes a handheld communication device, a primary communication module, and a secondary communication apparatus. The primary communication module is configured for communicating with the secondary communication apparatus within a predetermined coverage area. When receiving a short message signal, the handheld communication device broadcasts a search signal. The secondary communication apparatus detects the search signal and sends a response signal to the handheld communication device according to the user's operations. The handheld communication device detects whether the response signal is received and processes accordingly. The present invention also provides a method of applying a security function for short messaging adapted for supporting the aforementioned communication system.12-11-2008
20080305813Mobile device capable of sharing SMS messages, email screen display locally with other devices - Using a local sharing client, a first mobile device shares incoming calls, email, SMS messages, pictures, screen display, etc. locally (without employing a cellular wireless network) with a second device. The second device may also have a similar client and be able to share locally with the first mobile device.12-11-2008
20080305812Method and Related Device for Making Memorandum in Mobile Communications Device - A method for making a memorandum in a mobile communications device includes displaying a label on a screen of the mobile communications device, displaying a note in the label according to a first user instruction, and attaching a multimedia data corresponding to the note according to a second user instruction.12-11-2008
20110159895METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING VARIED FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON MULTIPLE TRANSMISSIONS - A method and apparatus for allowing varied functionality between a sending entity and a receiving entity, the method sending a first message from the sending entity to the receiving entity utilizing a first protocol, detecting an indication that the receiving entity did not recognize the first message or that the receiving entity did not fulfill a request in the first message, and sending a second message from the sending entity to the receiving entity utilizing a second protocol.06-30-2011
20090111494Telecommunications System - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.04-30-2009
20090111492System and Method for Enhanced Message Delivery - Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that provides for intelligent and dynamic alternate Multimedia Message Service (MMS) message delivery channels. Occasions may arise where a Mobile Subscriber would like to use their Wireless Device to exchange (for example, MMS) messages but circumstances may prohibit or limit same. On such occasions the MMS messages may be appropriately processed and then routed through one or more alternate message delivery channels such as, possibly inter alia, E-Mail. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.04-30-2009
20090111491Remotely modifying data in memory in a mobile device - Methods and corresponding systems in a mobile device for remotely modifying data stored in the mobile device include receiving a message in the mobile device. The message can be a short message service (SMS) message. The message is compared to a secret message, wherein the secret message is a hash value output by a hash function, wherein inputs to the hash function include a text string and a secret text string. The text string can be an e-mail address, and the secret text string can be a password of the mobile device. In response to the message matching the secret message, data stored in memory in the mobile device is modified to prevent unauthorized access. A secret message cancellation can be received in the mobile device to cancel a scheduled memory modification. Memory modification can include erasing data, replacing data, or encrypting data.04-30-2009
20090054092Interactive Interface for Devices Supporting Communication Employing Sender-Specified Media Content - A software application that is installed on a device as part of a system for establishing communication between a first user device and at least one second user device. The communication includes a first-user-specified media content item. For example, the first-user-specified media content item can be played or displayed on the second user device prior to (or concurrent with) the establishment of the communication (which can be a voice call, text message, media push communication, IM message, PTT call, etc.). Alternatively, the first-user-specified media content can be played on the second user device without soliciting or engaging in other communication. The software application includes a graphical user interface that enables the second party to review, interact with, purchase and forward (push) the media content item communicated thereto as well as other graphical user interfaces that are common to all communication parties and enables the parties (whichever they may be at any instant) to push, receive, review, interact with, purchase and forward the media content communicated thereto as well as to access information or actions associated with the media content relayed between the parties or referenced on the graphical user interface.02-26-2009
20080242323EMPLOYING THE SMS PROTOCOL AS A TRANSPORT LAYER PROTOCOL - Communicating data by transforming images or other non-text data into subsets of text characters and communicating each subset in an electronic message that can carry only a limited number of text characters. An embodiment transforms portions of binary data of an image or other non-text data into subsets of hexadecimal data that represents text characters. The subsets of hexadecimal text character data are included in SMS messages that have a predefined maximum number of characters. A header is included in the SMS messages to identify the ordering of the data. The SMS messages are communicated to a receiving device that orders the messages, transforms each subset of hexadecimal text characters back into the binary data, and assembles the binary data into it prior form for rendering to a user of the receiving device. A server may process the SMS messages, such as by inserting additional SMS messages with advertising data.10-02-2008
20080242326SMS WRAPPER/DEWRAPPER AND MOBILE DEVICES EMBEDDED WITH THE SMS WRAPPER/DEWRAPPER - Disclosed is a method for providing a GUI for manipulation utilizing a SMS in PDU mode, comprising: receiving a SMS message which comprises encoded SM data; parsing said SM data for decoding to retrieve form display data; generating a UI element corresponding to said form display data; and displaying said UI element.10-02-2008
20080242324Efficient message communication in mobile browsers with multiple endpoints - Described is a technology directed towards providing a single page of data that when rendered (e.g., on a mobile device) displays combined content from multiple endpoints (e.g., corresponding to different messaging participants). Interaction with the page facilitates communication back to each endpoint. Bidirectional communication logic such as a messaging application provides the interactive page as a user interface. Content corresponding to each conversation is displayed in a separate area, which may include an interactive mechanism (e.g., a text input area and send mechanism) for sending a message to the messaging participant associated with that conversation. When content changes (e.g., following a page refresh), a change indication may be provided, such as by displaying a notification banner, and/or by changing the appearance (e.g., color) of changed message content. A page collapsing mechanism may limit the content displayed on the single page, such as based on a maximum number of messaging conversations.10-02-2008
20080318601SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING NETWORK COMMUNICATION IN RESPONSE TO NETWORK CONDITIONS - A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.12-25-2008
20080305815SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED COMMUNICATIONS VIA SMALL DATA RATE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A system and method for interacting with an interactive communication system include processing a profile associated with an interactive communication system; generating a user interface based on the processing of the profile to solicit a user response correlating to a response required by the interactive communication system; receiving the user response via the user interface; updating the user interface using the profile based on the user response; and sending a signal to the interactive communication system based on one or more user responses.12-11-2008
20100298012INTERACTIVE SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE - In a system and method of session based short message service (SMS) communications, unallocated tokens that are freely assignable are stored. A first unallocated token is assigned to a first message dispatched from a first application. A reply to the first message is routed to the first application utilizing the first token assigned thereto. A second unallocated token is assigned to a second message dispatched from the first application. A reply to the second message is routed to the first application utilizing the second token assigned thereto.11-25-2010
20080214217METHOD FOR PROCESSING SHORT MESSAGE AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method for processing a short message and a communication terminal are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a short message; extracting schedule information from the short message after determining that the short message is a schedule short message; and importing the schedule information into a schedule table. The inventive solution enables the communication terminal to automatically identify the schedule short message upon receipt of the short message and imports such schedule short message into the schedule table without manually operating by the user, thereby improving the user experience and increasing the inner value of the communication device.09-04-2008
20080214215Systems and methods for facilitating information control of a device by proxy - Systems, methods and apparatuses for enabling the configuration and/or control of data, content or other information affecting a device(s) by way of another device(s). A first device, such as a mobile device, is associated with a network-addressable document(s). The network-addressable document(s) are provided to a second device, such as a computing device. Recognition of user identification a content item(s) is identified by way of the network-addressable document(s) presented via the second device. A transfer is initiated of the identified content item(s) to the first device that is associated with the at least one network-addressable document.09-04-2008
20120202534METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERFACING SYNCHRONOUS CORE NETWORK WITH ASYNCHRONOUS RADIO NETWORK - A method and apparatus for interfacing a synchronous core network with an asynchronous radio network in a next-generation mobile telecommunications system is disclosed. The method includes: a) selecting a function necessary to map a synchronous message to an asynchronous message; b) determining whether the synchronous message is to be transmitted to the mobile station or not; c) storing information necessary to map the synchronous message to the asynchronous message if the synchronous message is to transmitted to the mobile station, d) mapping parameters in the synchronous message to those in the asynchronous message, thereby generating the asynchronous message; e) discarding the message not to be transmitted to the mobile station after storing parameters included in the message not to be transmitted onto a predetermined device; and f) transmitting the asynchronous message to the radio resource controller.08-09-2012
20080254816Method for Supporting Combinatorial Cs Call and Ims Session - The method for supporting combinatorial CS call and IMS session that includes initiating an IMS domain session or sending a IMS relevant signaling to a called subscriber by a UE A, indicating a unique identification of the called terminal and checking whether his/her own identification matches with the unique one included in the message or not by the called. If a match is detected, sending back a normal response message. Otherwise, an abnormal one or none at all is sent back. Then, the several responses are combined and forwarded by a S-CSCF of the called according to available regulations. Thus, errors caused at the moment of terminal ability exchanging or session being established can be effectively avoided and the IMS unregistered UE can also share the IMS service.10-16-2008
20080254815SESSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE WITH STATELESS MESSAGING SERVICES - The present system uses dynamic assignment of key codes to select options of response content in request messages prior to transmission from an application server to a communication device. Dynamic assignment of key codes to selection options can occur according to a list of key codes having a predefined order also known as a predefined key code series. A key code series could be ordered according to ergonomic considerations or other considerations such as according to an alphabetic or numeric ordering. Communication occurs between one or more server applications running on an application server and a particular communication device, such as a cell phone. Dynamic key code assignment addresses problems raised when one communication device is concurrently carrying on more than one session with one or more server applications since the communication device identifier, such as a phone number, will be the same for all sessions.10-16-2008
20120122498MOBILE PHONE MESSAGES PROCESSING METHOD AND MOBILE PHONE - A method for processing a mobile phone message and a corresponding mobile phone are provided in the present invention, and the method for processing the mobile phone messages includes: extracting values of public fields of mobile phone messages (S05-17-2012
20110053621APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED MESSAGING AND A METHOD FOR ENHANCED MESSAGING - There is provided a method for communications involving at least one text message. The method includes a sender apparatus transmitting at least one message, the at least one message including message data and at least one video filmlet; transmitting the message data over a first network and the at least one video filmlet to a server on a second network; and a recipient apparatus receiving the at least one message, the at least one message being combined and generated from the message data received from the first network and the at least one video filmlet received from the server. Advantageously, the at least one message may be generated in a manner as composed by a sender of the at least one message. It is preferable that the sender and recipient apparatus are able to support a data sync protocol on the second network.03-03-2011
20110053618METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MESSAGING GATEWAY SERVICES - An approach is provided for messaging gateway services. It is determined whether a user profile specifies opting to receive content. The content is selectively forwarded, according to a multimedia protocol, to a device of a user as a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message or a short messaging service (SMS) message based on the determination, wherein the multimedia protocol supports both MMS messaging and SMS messaging.03-03-2011
20100285822NEXT GENERATION OF MARKETING AND METHOD - A method of marketing includes steps of providing a business with a mobile phone text messaging service, providing a medium for a customer to join that text messaging service, creating and maintaining a list of customers for the business and sending a communication to at least one of the customers.11-11-2010
20100285821WIRELESS CELLULAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNTS AND THERAPY DELIVERY - A method of delivering a prescription drug discount via a cellular message on a cellular carrier network includes capturing a prescription token in a memory of a cellular device. The cellular device processes the prescription token to sending a message artifact as a cellular message, such as SMS message, over a carrier network to a discount service computer. The discount service computer receives and parses the message artifact, and reconstructs the prescription token. The discount service computer includes an eligibility database of prescription drug patients, cell numbers, and prescription drug identities. The prescription token is matched to a record of the eligibility database, if any exist, and otherwise a corresponding record is generated for the prescription token. The discount service computer accesses a discount database to retrieve a discount coupon relevant to the record of the eligibility database and the prescription drug identity from the prescription token. The discount coupon is sent by response message to the cellular device as a text message. The cellular device receives the text message and provides the message to a pharmacy, together with a prescription script for a prescription drug of the prescription drug identity. The pharmacy communicates the script to a benefit processor. The benefit processor adjudicates an insured coverage claim related to the script and the patient per the script. The benefit processor communicates a result of the adjudication to the pharmacy. The pharmacy discounts pricing for the prescription to the patient by a discount per the discount coupon, if insurance coverage is not applicable to the prescription, and per the discount coupon and coverage benefit, if insurance coverage is applicable. The benefit processor communicates the prescription transaction to the discount service computer, and the eligibility database is updated accordingly. The discount service computer sends additional text messages to the cell phone regarding prescription refill discounts and other advertising.11-11-2010
20100285820LOCATION BASED SYSTEM TO DELIVER TARGETED CONTENT MESSAGES TO MOBILE DEVICES - Disclosed is a system to implement a method to deliver a targeted content message to a mobile device base on the location of the mobile device. The system may identify a set of businesses within a coverage area of a femtocell base station to produce gathered information. The system may receive a request for a call establishment indicator from the mobile device through the femtocell base station. Targeted content messages may be identified as a function of the gathered information. Moreover, the targeted content message then may be sent to the mobile device as part of the call establishment indicator.11-11-2010
20110263277METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RADIO FREQUENCY COVERAGE PREDICTION IN A MULTI-LEVEL WIRELESS NETWORK - A method and system for predicting radio frequency (RF) coverage in a multi-level wireless network is described herein. The multi-level wireless network includes the network management server and a plurality of wireless devices, where each of the wireless devices includes an RF transmitter. A two-dimensional wireless network configuration model of a vertical level of the multi-level wireless network is determined. A path loss in a propagation path of an RF signal from an RF transmitter of a wireless device to a grid point in the vertical level is determined. The path loss may be based on a plurality of path loss exponents. A signal strength loss due to one or more obstacles that intersect the propagation path is determined. A strength of the RF signal is predicted based on the path loss and the signal strength loss.10-27-2011
20110045854COLOR DIFFERENTIATING A PORTION OF A TEXT MESSAGE SHOWN IN A LISTING ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A handheld wireless communication device includes features to send and receive text messages. The handheld wireless communication device is further equipped with a microprocessor configured to run software programs on the device such as text message management program. The text message management program displays a listing of a plurality of received text messages on a display screen and color differentiates at least a portion of the display-listed plurality of received text messages based upon a characteristic common to each received text message. The characteristic common to each display-listed received text message may be a host name that is included in an identification code for the respective text message's sender.02-24-2011
20100323729ELECTRONIC CARD PRESENTATION AND EXCHANGE - An information distribution and management system is disclosed. The information distribution and management system includes method and system for presenting and distributing electronic business cards. Once a user is registered, provides contact information to a database, and designates which of the contact information to include in the user's contact profile, the user can instruct the system to send an email to a third party upon request. Alternatively, a third party can request and receive the user's contact profile upon request. In certain embodiments, a keyword may be used to restrict access to the user's contact profile.12-23-2010
20100323724EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING BLOOD TREATMENT USING AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT DEVICE - The present invention relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment device comprising a treatment unit and a device for controlling the treatment unit for preparing and carrying out the blood treatment. The blood treatment device also comprises an internal communication unit for communicating with an external communication unit. In order to the prepare the device blood treatment, the patient sends an initiation code by means of an external communication unit to the internal communication device. Routines required for preparing the blood treatment are then started. One main advantage is that the patient, for example during home dialysis, does not need to be present when the device is preparing for dialysis and the dialysis preparation can be started when the patient thinks of returning home in time for the beginning of the preparation phase.12-23-2010
20100323725INDIVIDUALIZED RETRY CONFIGURATIONS FOR MESSAGES HAVING FAILED DELIVERY - Systems and methods are disclosed for handling retry attempts for a message based on an individualized retry configuration. One embodiment comprises a message center for a mobile network. The message center includes a retry database that stores retry configurations each defining rules for retry attempts of a message. The message center further includes a delivery system that receives a message (e.g., text/multimedia), initiates a delivery attempt to the destination, and identifies a failure of the delivery attempt. After the failure, the delivery system initiates a retry process by identifying an individualized retry configuration for the message from the retry database. The individualized retry configuration may define a number of subsequent retry attempts and time intervals between the retry attempts. The delivery system then initiates one or more retry attempts of the message to the destination based on the individualized retry configuration.12-23-2010
20100323730METHODS AND APPARATUS OF CONTEXT-DATA ACQUISITION AND RANKING - Disclosed are a system, method, and article of manufacture of a context-data acquisition and ranking. A context-data type is determined from a query. At least one context-data source that provides the context-data type is identified. A request for a context data of the context-data type is generated from the at least one context data source. A received context data from the at least one context data source according a specified parameter may be ranked. The received context data may be provided to the device that generated a short message. The received context data may be provided to a recipient mobile device. The received context data may be associated with a component of a short message generated by a device that generated the query. The received context data may be appended to the short message.12-23-2010
20080311937WAP PUSH OVER CELL BROADCAST - A system provides push services and information to mobile stations via broadcast messages. The broadcast messages are made on predetermined cell broadcast channels, which are associated with an inbox on the mobile stations. Contained within the messages are Uniform Resource Locators (URL) that, when accessed, provide multimedia and other rich content to the mobile station. The system allows wireless carriers to provide features such as Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) push operations via cell broadcast to many mobile stations in a geographic area without the need to individually address messages to the mobile stations.12-18-2008
20100331022SHARING FUNCTIONALITY - A user interface comprises a controller which is configured to display image data, receive input indicating a selection area comprising content corresponding to at least a portion of said image data, receive input indicating a movement of the selection area, identify a recipient and send the content to the recipient in response thereto.12-30-2010
20100178944Automatic Email Account Creation - An email account is automatically created and associated with a communication device when an email is received for the communication device. The email is addressed using addressing information that includes a phone number associated with the recipient communication device, but does not include information identifying a network carrier associated with the recipient communication device. A messaging server causes an SMS to be sent to the recipient communication device. The SMS includes a notification that the email message has been received and includes a user-selectable link for accessing the email message. In response to receiving a selection of the user-selectable link, access is provided to the email message, for instance, using a Web-based email client at the recipient communication device.07-15-2010
20110256892METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL - The present invention relates to communication technologies, and discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for transmitting a signal to ensure normal communication between the calling party and the called party. The method includes: A first node sends Global Text Telephone (GTT) signal encoded in a Cellular Text Telephone Modem (CTM) format to a second node after the first node receives the GTT signal and if transmission between the first node and the second node is based on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The present invention is primarily applicable to the GTT service.10-20-2011
20100167764System and Method For Message-Based Conversations - Leveraging the ubiquitous nature of wireless devices and the popularity of (Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, etc.) messaging, an infrastructure that supports message-based conversations (with for example the maintenance or preservation of state, context, etc. across or during the message exchanges) allowing users of wireless devices to employ their wireless devices to engage in and complete increasingly more complicated activities. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.07-01-2010
20110136520Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience - A phone number only messaging experience is provided in an Inter-Carrier Messaging System service. Subscriber to subscriber digital messages containing user data are routed between carrier's networks using an Inter-Carrier messaging module with appropriate MIN/carrier/carrier routing look-up capabilities. Digital messages containing user data (e.g., short messages, email, digital messages in general, etc.) may be sent to a subscriber in another carrier's network addressed only with a phone number. If the recipient is outside of the sender's carrier network, the Inter-Carrier messaging module of the Inter-Carrier service provider (ICSP) determines the appropriate carrier for the recipient, appends the appropriate syntax to the digital message containing user data to allow internet protocol (IP) or other standardized communication techniques between message service centers of the two carriers, and routes the digital message containing user data to the destination carrier. The recipient in the other carrier's network may reply back to the ICSP's sender using only the subscriber's directory number.06-09-2011
20110136518COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication apparatus, a communication method, and a computer program product for a wireless communication system are provided. The communication apparatus comprises a receive module, a process module, and a transmit module. The receive module is configured to receive a first request message transmitted from a first mobile apparatus with at least one first sequence and to receive a second request message transmitted from a second mobile apparatus with at least one second sequence. The processing module is configured to determine whether the at least one first sequence is the same as the at least one second sequence. The transmission module is configured to transmit a response message according to the determination result. Finally, the first and second mobile apparatuses determine whether to transmit a first and second data according to the response message, respectively.06-09-2011
20110070903COMMUNICATION SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION RELAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SERVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD - It is made possible to accurately perform connection determination of whether the line connection satisfies a predetermined connection permission condition in a communication service for transmitting data in a store-and-forward system from a network, in which a calling terminal device is located, to a network, in which a receiving terminal device is located, through one or more communication relay apparatuses of another network and a provider. For this end, in a procedure of transmitting the data in the store-and-forward system from a network (source network) N03-24-2011
20110081924COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE MEDIA DELIVERY - A communications device determines the appropriate method for providing a message depending upon the content of the message without prompting or querying a user of the device. When the user select a name as the recipient of the created message, the mobile device determines delivery options. If the message contains text only and if the user enters/selects a mobile device phone number, the message is sent via SMS. If the message contains multimedia and if the user enters or selects a mobile device phone number, the message is sent via MMS. If the message is text only or multimedia, and if the user enters or selects an email address, the message is sent via email. In various implementations, the message is delivery via determined delivery options including a lowest cost delivery option, a subscriber preferred delivery option, or a delivery options as indicated by an intended recipient's presence information.04-07-2011
20120071180Multi user text PBX with multi message system capabilities - Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the communication of business-related (SMS) messages from PBXs to wireless devices are disclosed. In an aspect of the present invention, a service provider offers a web, cloud-based service that enables an operator within an organization to have a high volume of two-way communications with an unlimited number of individuals—through SMS texting, instant messaging, pager, web browser, email and voice—all controlled from a single intuitive browser interface tool. Additionally, a complete history of all communications and real time statistics are available to either the operator or an administrator of the organization.03-22-2012
20100081462MOBILE ADVETISING PACKAGES FOR DISPLAYING ADVERTISEMENT DISPLAY MESSAGES ON PERSONAL CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - Mobile advertising packages offered for sale on personal cellular telecommunications devices for displaying advertisement display messages on personal cellular telecommunications devices. Mobile advertising packages specify the contents of advertisement display messages, and their transmission details including inter alia geographical area, number of exposures, schedule.04-01-2010
20100081465COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING AUTOMATIC TEXT-TO-SPEECH CONVERSION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device, and a wireless communications network for sending text messages thereto. More particularly, the at least one mobile wireless communications device may include a wireless transceiver and a controller for cooperating therewith for receiving text messages from the wireless communications network. It may further include a headset output connected to the controller. The controller may be for switching between a normal message mode and an audio message mode based upon a connection between the headset output and a headset. Moreover, when in the audio message mode, the controller may output at least one audio message including speech generated from at least one of the received text messages via the headset output.04-01-2010
20100081464Filtering of broadcast SMS messages - Techniques for filtering broadcast SMS messages at a mobile station based on network configuration, user configuration, and/or user preferences. In one method, a broadcast message is initially received, and one or more filtering criteria are applied to the received broadcast message. The filtering criteria are defined by settings stored in a removable module (e.g., the R-UIM) coupled to the receiver. The received broadcast message is then processed if it is not filtered out by the one or more filtering criteria. The one or more filtering criteria may include (1) those imposed by a service provider and defined in a network configuration setting, (2) those determined by the mobile user and defined in a user configuration setting, (3) those selected by the mobile user based on user preferences, which allow for filtering of broadcast messages based on service category, language, and priority, or (4) any combination of the above.04-01-2010
20120309437SMS INQUIRY AND INVITATION DISTRIBUTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (12-06-2012
20120309436METHODS FOR USER-INTERFACE OVER SMS MESSAGES BASED ON A REUSABLE CONTEXT MODEL - Configurations providing a reusable context model for a user interface over SMS for interacting with different levels of a user interface (UI) within an interactive system are described. An SMS server can implement the reusable context model in which an available number from a sequence of numbers (e.g., a block of numbers) is assigned to a first level of the UI. The first level of the UI can include a set of options corresponding to different operations within the interactive system. When an SMS message, which includes a selected option from the set of options from the first level of the UI, is received over the assigned number, the SMS server can determine whether to assign an additional number from the sequence of phone numbers for responding to the received SMS message. The additional assigned number can correspond with a second level of the UI within the interactive system.12-06-2012
20090176521TEXT MESSAGING CONVERSATION USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY - A computer readable medium, method and user device for a user interface functionality for SMS and SMS-like message conversations is provided. A group of individual SMS messages is treated as a single entity by the SMS conversation UI, the SMS conversation history UI saves space by including the SMS editor within the conversation history panel, and displays a pop-up display with useful information regarding the SMS message being edited.07-09-2009
20090176519Telecommunications System - In a telecommunications system such as a global mobile telephone network in which each subscriber unit includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), each SIM card has fixed memory locations, to which data can be addressed over the air. Some of the locations can not be overwritten from the subscriber unit but can be accessed therefrom on the entry of short simple codes, each associated with one of the locations. Further fixed memory locations can be read over the air only when the subscriber enters a personal identification number. Locking control files are used to control read/write access to the locations respectively.07-09-2009
20090176517Multiple Recipient Messaging Service for Mobile Device - A messaging application can be activated on a mobile device for determining whether messages were successfully transmitted from the mobile device to one or more specified recipients. The messaging application provides a user interface that allows the user to resend the message to those recipients who did not receive the message or to cancel the message. In one implementation, the state of input text composed for failed messages is retained so that the user does not have to retype the entire message before the message is retransmitted.07-09-2009
20090176518APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANY-TO-MANY MOBILE MESSAGING - A many-to-many mobile messaging system and method comprising a mobile communication device operative to send a sequence of messages, wherein at least some of the messages are sent to a plurality of recipients and comprise message content and a set of destination indications for at least some of the plurality of recipients.07-09-2009
20090197622METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY CONFIRMATION OF A MESSAGE - A system and method for delivery confirmation of a short message comprising sending the short message to an recipient communication device, determining that an instant message delivery notification (IMDN) is not received, and indicating delivery failure of the short message to the mobile station. In another aspect, if a 202 Accepted message is received, the IM server is subscribed to. Alternatively when a message indicating that an recipient communication device is reachable is received, the service center sends the short message to the communication device. In another alternative, if a recipient absence notification is received the short message is buffered in a service center until the service center receives notification that the recipient communication device is present. Upon receipt of the notification, the service center retransmits the short message, and a successful delivery report is sent when the short message is received by the recipient communication device.08-06-2009
20100190516Hand-Held Device - A hand-held device that provides communication services and symbol processing is described. The device includes a case having a front side comprising a display and a lid having a transparent portion through which the display can be seen in a lid-closed state. In one version, the hand-held device comprises a QWERTY keyboard including an arrangement of digits as in a touch-tone telephone keypad arrangement. In another version, the display includes a handwriting area for data entry using a stylus or other screen data entry device. In a closed position, the lid extends over the display and the keyboard, leaving another user input device physically accessible to touch for receiving input wherein the device performs processing responsive to receiving input from the physically accessible user input device in the lid closed state.07-29-2010
20100190515SMS DEVICE MANAGER - A system includes a first device, a plurality of remote devices, and a mobile device. The first device is configured to couple to a first communication network. The plurality of remote devices are configured to couple to the first communication network. The mobile device is configured to couple to the first device by a second communication network. The first device is configured to communicate a finding to the mobile device, the finding corresponding to at least one remote device.07-29-2010
20110171981METHOD FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING PERSONAL INFORMATION BY USING MOBILE TERMINAL - A system for sending and receiving personal information using a mobile terminal is disclosed. In the present invention, a personal information is sent using a short message service with an attached identification information. Accordingly, when the short message is received by a receiving mobile terminal, the attached identification information allows the receiving mobile terminal to distinguish and process the short message for personal information differently from other general short messages.07-14-2011
20110171980METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADVERTISING IN A MOBILE HANDHELD DEVICE - This invention relates to advertising in a mobile handheld devices with voice telephony capabilities by partly transferring the control over certain functions in the device, such as the selection of wallpaper, screensaver or gadgets, from the user to another party for example the phone network operator, advertisers and companies reselling advertising space, with a possible direct interaction with the billing system of the phone operator.07-14-2011
20110201366System and Method for Differentiating Between Incoming and Outgoing Messages and Identifying Correspondents in a TTY Communication - A method and system are provided that examine incoming and outgoing TTY transmissions to determine an identifier for distinguishing between correspondents in a TTY call. The system may utilize existing contact information associated with an incoming call to provide context to a user for accepting incoming calls and during conversations and may apply various display settings. For TTY users, the additional context simplifies the ability to conduct critical reasoning, especially those with cognitive impairments. In particular, a picture from the user's address book is provided to assist in identifying the caller. The other display settings may include modified font styles, colours, multi-line display etc. to differentiate between incoming and outgoing messages.08-18-2011
20110201365M2M GROUP BASED ADDRESSING USING CELL BROADCAST SERVICE - A system for providing machine-to-machine (M2M) messaging in a 3GPP environment makes use of the existing cell broadcast service, optionally with extensions, to allow for M2M enabled devices to be set in groups and sent messages in an efficient manner that can reduce traffic, and provide for less battery drain.08-18-2011
20110201364MOBILE NETWORK MONITORING - The present description refers in particular to a computer-implemented method, a computer program product and a device for measuring QoS in a mobile network, the method comprising: accessing at least one platform dependent API on a mobile device; obtaining, according to a set of QoS parameters, a first plurality of QoS measurement values from the mobile device by means of the API; and sending the first plurality of QoS measurement values to a first server.08-18-2011
20110201363MOBILE TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION SERVICE CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and communication service controlling method thereof are provided. The method includes receiving priority information of a communication service for a counterpart terminal, determining counterpart information of the counterpart terminal corresponding to the received priority information of the communication service among at least one or more stored counterpart information, executing a counterpart information provision application, and displaying a priority information setting for the determined counterpart information while displaying the at least one or more stored counterpart information when the counterpart information provision application is executed.08-18-2011
20100029311ROUTING OF MOBILE-ORIGINATING SHORT MESSAGES - An overall MO message transmission method involves transmission of multiple messages in a single dialogue. It comprises a first leg between the mobile device and the serving MSC, a second leg between the serving element and the inter-working MSC, and a third leg from the inter-working MSC to the service centre (SC). Use of a single dialogue is of particular benefit where there is concatenation of multiple messages derived from a single user-generated message which is over the stipulated number of characters. The invention adds an information element (RP-MMS) to the RP-MO-DATA element. The purpose of this new information element is to indicate that there are more messages to follow.02-04-2010
20100029310MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH INFORMATION FEEDBACK FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communications device to provide feedback on spam text messages. A corresponding method is provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a message from a server; decoding the message; identifying whether the server ID of the received message is one of the predetermined numbers; displaying the menu on the display unit if the server ID is one of the predetermined numbers; receiving a reply code, generating a reply message corresponding to the reply code, and sending the reply message to the server.02-04-2010
20100029312Mobile originated internet relay chat - Internet Relay Chat is provided for mobile devices utilizing a mobile chat proxy server. The server exchanges message objects with a wireless Internet gateway using an IRC protocol. The server maintains a real-time proxy connection to a conventional IRC server for each mobile device. The proxy server interprets messages and determines whether to forward them to the conventional IRC server. The proxy server utilizes an RMI interface between the mobile chat proxy server and the wireless Internet gateway for sending messages to chat group participants. The proxy server also provides such enhancements as notification and/or summons commands, and allows mobile users to chat simultaneously. An SMSC forwards messages to the mobile chat proxy server and proxy server configures and validates users. After validating a mobile user, the mobile chat proxy server forwards IRC traffic from the mobile device to the conventional IRC server.02-04-2010
20100029307TRANSMISSION OF TEXT/MULTIMEDIA MESSAGES OVER BEARER CONNECTIONS - Systems and methods are disclosed for transmitting a text/multimedia message over a bearer interface of a mobile network. A first network element of the mobile network, such as an MSC for a Mobile Terminated (MT) text/multimedia message or a BSS for a Mobile Originated (MO) text/multimedia message, receives a text/multimedia message. The first network element communicates with a second network element of the mobile network using a signaling interface (e.g., an IOS A1 interface) to select a bearer connection on a non-voice circuit-mode bearer interface (e.g., an IOS A5 interface), and routes the text/multimedia message to the second network element over the selected connection on the non-voice circuit-mode bearer interface. The first network element may also select a bearer connection on a voice bearer interface (e.g., an IOS A2 interface) and route the text/multimedia message to the second network element over the selected bearer connection.02-04-2010
20120302269METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING NEAR REAL TIME MESSAGING TO HEARING IMPAIRED USER DURING TELEPHONE CALLS - A data connection between a server and an application running on a mobile telephone handset is used to provide caption text of a telephonic conversation between call participants to the mobile phone handset during an active telephone call. Prior to providing the captions, a communication session between the server and the application running on the handset, the means of transporting the caption text is determined. Transport may be by way of data socket connection or by way of SMS messages.11-29-2012
20120302268Short message service center (SMSC) message distributor - A method enabling a device the ability to maintain a personal distribution list (PDL), i.e., a group contact list, via manipulation of text messages sent over the SMS, with service homed on the SMSC. Each PDL is maintained on an SMSC affiliated with the list's originating device and is referenced with a trigger address, either particularly or implicitly defined. When an SMSC receives an SMS message destined to a trigger address, identifying a PDL, the SMSC copies the originally transmitted text message for every recipient in the list. The SMSC subsequently routes each duplicate text message to every address contained within the indicated PDL, via conventional SMS procedures. Syntax indicating list management operations (e.g., add, delete, list entries, and delete, synch, and/or tag entire list) may be indicated in the body of an SMS message addressed to the local address of the SMSC for list management capabilities.11-29-2012
20120302267APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USE IN A FEMTO CELL - A HNB or Femto-Cell base-station arranged to locally re-route text based messages originating form locally residing user equipment or appliances if the destination device is also residing within the area covered by the Femto-Cell. The Femto-Cell base station may be arranged to exert a degree of autonomous control of local appliances based on rules and determine desired recipients of locally originating messages.11-29-2012
20120302266COMMUNICATE AN INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS TO A MOBILE PHONE - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to communicating an Internet Protocol address to a mobile phone. For example, an electronic device may create a message that includes the Internet Protocol address of the electronic device. The electronic device may transmit the message to an intermediary for communicating the message as a Short Message Service message to the mobile phone.11-29-2012
20120302265VEHICLE TELEMATICS COMMUNICATION FOR PROVIDING VEHICLE TELEMATICS SERVICES - A method and system for providing a communication message to a vehicle occupant using a vehicle telematics unit. The method carried out by the system involves receiving a broadcasted message having a plurality of different codes at a vehicle telematics unit, generating a text message by converting at least some of the codes into one or more words, and concatenating the words together to form the text message. The method further involves presenting the text message to an occupant of the vehicle.11-29-2012
20110217999PEER-TO-PEER MOBILE DATA TRANSFER METHOD AND DEVICE - A technique is provided for a direct data transfer session, including for multimedia content, between mobile devices without the need for using a separate multimedia server to store multimedia content. Direct data transfer sessions between mobile devices are established by transmitting necessary address information through page-based messaging services that utilize the underlying digital mobile network databases and services to resolve the identification and location of the mobile devices.09-08-2011
20110217998APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EDITING EMOTICON IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - Emoticon message composition is supported in a portable terminal. An edit window in the form of a lattice is displayed for message composition. During special character input selection, a list window including a plurality of special characters is displayed in the edit window. The list window is arranged such that a plurality of lines are shown in the edit window. The special characters displayed in the list window are arranged in a sequence of being stored in a queue that includes one of a special character queue for a message recipient or a basic special character queue.09-08-2011
20110217997SECURITY MECHANISMS TO PROTECT SMS EXCHANGE IN TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A service node (09-08-2011
20110217996SECURITY MECHANISMS TO PROTECT SMS EXCHANGE IN TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A mobile device (09-08-2011
20110217995SECURITY MECHANISMS TO PROTECT SMS EXCHANGE IN TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A mobile device (09-08-2011
20100151889Automated Text-Based Messaging Interaction Using Natural Language Understanding Technologies - Automated text-based messaging interaction using natural language understanding technologies enables text-based messages to be received from users and interpreted by a self-service application platform so that the self-service application platform can respond to the text-based messages in an automated manner. The characters and strings of characters contained within the text message are interpreted to extract words, which are then processed using a natural language understanding engine to determine the content of the text-based message. The content is used to generate a response message from static and/or dynamic grammars to automate the process of interacting with a user via text-based messages. Multiple text-based message formats are supported, including text messages transmitted using Short Messaging Service (SMS), instant messaging, chat, and e-mail.06-17-2010
20120149407Message Handling - The invention relates to handling a message addressed to a client terminal, which client terminal includes a messaging client for handling said messages. The method includes the steps of receiving a message addressed to the client terminal, said message including content destined to an “upper level” application, the “upper level” application being an application, which is separate from the messaging client, obtaining capability information relating to said client terminal, checking whether said capability information includes information about “upper level” applications the client terminal supports, and conducting an action responsive to said checking phase.06-14-2012
20090111489TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES APPARATUS AND METHODS - A home location register (HLR) in a mobile telecommunications network is programmed to forward a selected subset of routing information request messages (SRI SM) to a message router (SMS Router), instead of the home location register providing the usual response. The message router then generates a modified response to the routing information request message, in consequence of the modified response receives the mobile terminated text message associated with the routing information request message, derives the destination MSISDN requested by the message sender associated with the mobile terminated text message, and queries the home location register to determine delivery information relating to the intended destination of the text message, such as a diverted destination.04-30-2009
20090239557COMMON INTERFACE PROTOCOL FOR SENDING FR-RDS MESSAGES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Radio Data System (RDS) Interactive Services (IS) combines data feeds and interactivity with programs broadcast on FM channels. An RDS-IS client application on user equipment (e.g., handset) extracts RDS information from the RDS enabled FM receiver, and presents content on a mobile screen in a user-friendly format. Broadcasted RDS message can include special strings or “anchors” for special treatment by receivers. Receivers replace text with visuals to enhance user experience, such as cartoons or photographic icons based on names in RadioText fields. The RDS-IS client application generates specific prompts and composes interactive screens, enables hot keys and decides actions (e.g., voice calls, SMS) on key press, triggers contextual e-commerce by invoking data calls to given URLs, and sends statistics to the operator of a two-way data channel that provides enhanced content (e.g., CDMA reverse link, SMS, wireless access network, etc.) based upon “anchors” or “tags” included with the RDS-IS message.09-24-2009
20080242327SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENDING SMS AND TEXT MESSAGES - A system for sending SMS messages from a cell phone on one cellular network to a cell phone on a different cellular network bypasses the Short Message Service Center (SMSC) established by network administrators to enable SMS messages to be sent to an SMS Network Boundary device where it is place on the Internet, routed to a management server where routing information is maintain and accessed, and forwarded to an SMS Network Boundary device on the recipient's cellular network for forwarding to the intended recipient. A personal computer can be substituted for one of the cell phones, and the system may be configured to send SMS messages as e-mail or using an HTML interface.10-02-2008
20090104925SMS INQUIRY AND INVITATION DISTRIBUTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (04-23-2009
20100261490METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UE REACHABILITY SUBSCRIPTION/NOTIFICATION TO FACILITATE IMPROVED MESSAGE DELIVERY - A method of handling data sessions between user devices in a network is disclosed. The method includes receiving at a first network element an indication of non-delivery of a short message service message directed to a user device. Next, an insert subscriber data request message is sent to a second network element, wherein the insert subscriber data request message includes a flag that informs the second network element of the non-delivery of the short message service message and requests that the second network element notify the first network element when the user device is reachable. The first network element receives an insert subscriber data request answer from the second network element.10-14-2010
20110117941INFORMATION SHARING DURING CALLING - The present invention relates to information sharing during calling, and specifically discloses a method of sharing information between two calling parties in a wireless communication system, characterized in that the first calling party uses information sharing function activated in a first mobile communication terminal of the first calling party during calling, and automatically takes a second mobile communication terminal of the second calling party as the called party as destination to transmit information in the first mobile communication terminal for sharing.05-19-2011
20080268883SPAM SHORT MESSAGE BLOCKING SYSTEM USING A CALL BACK SHORT MESSAGE AND A METHOD THEREOF - A spam SMS blocking system and a method thereof for blocking reception of SMS messages which are transmitted in large quantities for the purpose of advertisement using short messages (SMS messages) through a wireless communication network are disclosed. A spam short message blocking system for authenticating a short message transmitted from a sender terminal prior to reception by a receiver terminal includes an SMS processing server for receiving the short message from the sender terminal, requesting authentication as to whether the short message is transmitted by the sender terminal, and transmitting the short message to the receiver terminal if a response to the request is received.10-30-2008
20120208572DISPATCH APPLICATION UTILIZING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A dispatch communication and management system method is provided, allowing a dispatcher and remote service technicians to exchange messages over a network in a prescribed format to notify the technicians of new dispatch orders, and to update status information for dispatch orders in corresponding customer service records in a database.08-16-2012
20120208574Method and System for Performing Short Message Terminal Calling Control - A method and system for performing control on short message mobile terminated are disclosed by the present invention, wherein, the method includes: intercepting a route message of an inter-network short message, performing redirection processing, guiding the calling short message center to transmit the inter-network short message which is mobile terminated to a preset redirection location (S08-16-2012
20110070902SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE DELIVERY ARCHITECTURE IN HYBRID LTE/CDMA/GSM NETWORKS - A method includes a network device receiving a request from a user, to deliver a service messaging service (SMS) message, to another user, where the other user is roaming; sending, to a first device, a user registration query; receiving, from the first device and by the network device, a user registration response, where the user registration response indicates whether the other user, in which the SMS message is to be delivered, is registered with zero networks, one network, or two networks; forwarding, by the network device, the SMS message associated with the request, via at least one of the one network or the two networks, when the user registration response indicates that the other user is registered with at least one of the one network or the two networks; and sending to a second device, by the network device, another user registration query, when the user registration response indicates that the other user is registered with zero networks.03-24-2011
20100004007AUTOMATED INTERACTIVE SMS SERVICE SYSTEM - A method and system are disclosed for providing bidirectional communication between the system and a client device using standard text messaging technologies, such as SMS. Communication may be originated from the client device or from the system. Users may request specific information from the system using SMS that is delivered to the user through either SMS, multimedia messaging service or email technologies. In other circumstances, the system may request feedback from the user. Such circumstances may include appointment confirmation, customer satisfaction surveys, or other system confirmation messages.01-07-2010
20110306369System and Method for Implementing a Universal Messaging Gateway (UMG) - The system and method for implementing a Universal Messaging Gateway (UMG) disclosed herewith provides telecommunications Network Operators (NO) and like related parties with innovative and flexible art for delivering domestic and foreign network originated Multi-media traffic and/or, more generally, interactive and/or synchronous mobile text and related telecommunications messaging or information services to a large number of related receiving telecommunications network equipment (as ESMEs and/or SMS-Cs in relation to SMS traffic).12-15-2011
20110306368Systems and Methods for Facilitating a Commerce Transaction Over a Distribution Network - Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for facilitating a commerce transaction over a distribution network. According to one embodiment, a method for facilitating a purchase transaction over a distribution network is provided. The method may include transmitting advertisement content associated with at least one product or service to a viewer device associated with a viewer, wherein the advertisement content presents at least one commerce command. The method may further include receiving a selection of the at least one commerce command selected by the viewer and transmitting at least one message to initiate a commerce transaction for the at least one product or service with a marketplace system responsive to receiving the selection of the at least one commerce command.12-15-2011
20090005089Mobile Terminal for Chatting by Using Sms and Method Thereof - The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal that supports a text chatting function by using a short message service, and a text chatting service method. For this purpose, the present invention provides a mobile communication terminal including a program memory, a data storage unit, a key input unit, a display, and a microprocessor. The program memory stores a text chatting program for the text chatting service and a program that performs additional functions executed in the text chatting service. The data storage unit stores a text chatting message transmitted/received through the text chatting service. The key input unit includes a key button for generating the text chatting message. The display displays the transmitted/received text chatting message on a chatting window. The microprocessor executes the text chatting program and performs a control function to display text chatting messages communicated with a mobile communication terminal of a chatting contact on the chatting window. Herein, the text chatting message is transmitted/received by using a short message service. According to the present invention, a text chatting service using a short message service can be realized by simply changing a user interface of the mobile communication terminal so that a user can check a transmitted/received short message through one screen window, and provide a cost reduction by using a less expensive short message service than a data charge.01-01-2009
20080280632Method, System and Devices for Processing Messages in Multimedia Messaging Service - A method for processing messages in MMS, which includes: after receiving a message from a user side, an MMSC notifying a home Value Added Service Applications Server corresponding to receivers of the message to process the message according to each identifier, which is carried in the message, of the receiver that belongs to the Value Added Service Applications Server and that is carried in the message. The present invention further discloses a system for processing messages in the MMS. By adopting the technique solution provided in the invention, it could successfully implement the message service of a terminal sending messages to multiple receivers which belong to the same Value Added Service Applications Server. Moreover, it could further reduce the message flux between the MMSC and the Value Added Service Applications server so as to reduce the occupancy of the communication resources, increase the efficiency and save the cost.11-13-2008
20080318603Method and System for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Rating and Billing - The advances disclosed herewith delimit an improved method and system for smoothly rating and billing Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). Implemented as part of a computer program product, the solution seeking the protection of Letters Patent, represents a comprehensive real-time solution for rating incoming and outgoing MMS messages which, with a view towards simplicity and efficacy of purpose, enables wireless/mobile subscribers to maintain a single account for both voice and messaging (MMS) services.12-25-2008
20100210292EXTENDING A TEXT MESSAGE WITH CONTENT - A method is described for extending a text message with content wherein the text message is sent by a mobile terminal via a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) of a communications system to a recipient and wherein the communications system further comprises a Content Service Center (CSC). The method comprises the steps of receiving at the CSC the text message originating from the SMSC; generating a content-extended text message by adding at least one piece of content to at least a part of the text message; and, sending the content-extended text message depending on the size of the content-extended text message in one or more mobile terminated short messages (MT/SM) to the recipient.08-19-2010
20120040699PUSH NOTIFICATION SERVICE - Gateway devices maintain presence information for various mobile devices. Each gateway is associated with a zone and manages presence information only for mobile devices associated with that zone. Courier devices back-propagate presence information for the mobile devices to respective gateways based at least on the respective zone associated with each mobile device. The gateways and couriers are dynamically configured such that messages can be pushed from a provider application to a mobile device via any gateway and any courier.02-16-2012
20110111776APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHARING DATA - Provided is a system for sharing data using a network. When a data transmission apparatus included in the data sharing system generates data, the data transmission apparatus may transmit a data generation message to a data reception apparatus. The data reception apparatus may receive the data based on the data generation message.05-12-2011
20110111774ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of controlling an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device is provided with functionality for composing and sending messages in accordance with at least one text-based messaging service. In response to execution on the electronic device of a message-composition process for composing a message to be sent to a recipient of the message via said text-based messaging service, a language configuration of the electronic device is set in conformance with language data associated with the recipient. Said language data indicates a language to be used for composing the message. A corresponding electronic device, computer program product, and computer-readable medium are also disclosed.05-12-2011
20110111777APPLICATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, SERVER DEVICE, APPLICATION PROVIDING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS - An application providing system is provided. The application providing system includes a portable terminal device having an IC chip configured to perform radio communications; and a server device; the application providing system connecting the portable terminal device and the server device through a communication network, wherein the portable terminal device includes a transmitted message receiver section, an application determination section, an application transmission request generation section, and an application storage section, wherein the server device includes a transmitted message generation section, a transmitted message sender section, an application transmission request receiver section, an application storage section, and an application sender section.05-12-2011
20090325614METHOD OF PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE USING UNIQUE MESSAGE INDENTIFIER BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION - The present invention relates to a method of providing a multimedia messaging service, which guarantees the uniqueness of a transmitted multimedia message. In the multimedia messaging method using a mobile communication network of the present invention, a multimedia message transmitted from an originating mobile station is stored. A receiving mobile station is informed of the arrival of the multimedia message. The stored multimedia message is transmitted to the receiving mobile station if a download request is received from the receiving mobile station. In this case, the stored multimedia message includes a unique message identifier distinguished from file information of other multimedia messages stored to be retransmissible.12-31-2009
20080311934MOBILE CONTEXTUAL SMS ADVERTISING - A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards employing a social SMS question and response interaction to identify and provide an advertisement to questioner, along with the response. In one embodiment, the questioner may register for discounts to the SMS server in return for receiving advertisements. As the questioner sends a question to another user, the question may be intercepted and a copy stored. When the other user provides a response to the question, the response may be intercepted and used to socially refine the question. The refined question may then be used to select a contextual advertisement sent with the response. In one embodiment, the questioner may receive a discount for receiving the contextual advertisement.12-18-2008
20090117923On-Demand SMS-Based Traffic Reporting - An SMS message can be received from a requesting device displaying a digital image of a region of interest that requests a traffic update, characterizes a region of interest and identifying a communications service provider associated with the requesting device. Thereafter, traffic information can be collected for the traffic region of interest. Once that traffic information is collected, a plurality of SMS messages can be sent that contain the traffic information to the requesting device via an SMS gateway associated with the communications service provider to enable a plurality of traffic designation points overlaid on the digital image of the region of interest to be displayed with the traffic information. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.05-07-2009
20100144378REDUCING MESSAGING COSTS - Technology for enabling subscribers to reduce their messaging costs is described. The technology includes employing multiple messaging data messaging services and employing advertisement-based defrayal of messaging charges. A message may be entered or displayed as an SMS message even though a data communications service other than SMS is used to exchange the message between computing devices. When a sender of a message sends an SMS message, the sender may receive an advertisement from an advertiser who defrays the cost of sending the SMS message. The advertiser may also defray the receiving cost for a receiver of the SMS message.06-10-2010
20100151888METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE - A method and a system for transmitting and receiving a multimedia message are disclosed. The system includes a mobile terminal on which a user views a preview of the contents of an MMS message without reception of the entire MMS message. The preview message is based on the type and content of the message. The entire MMS message may be then be provided upon the user's request.06-17-2010
20110319103METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIRMING A SHORT MESSAGE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device and a method for confirming a short message of the electronic device include setting variables to confirm the short message received by the network, enabling a timer, and assigning the variables. The confirming method includes acquiring values of the variables, and sending a DBM including the short message to the network and waiting for an acknowledge DBM, if the electronic device attempts to access the network and needs to send the short message. The confirmation method further includes queue up the DBM in the electronic device, if the electronic device does not attempt to access the network, the duration of the timer has not elapsed, and needs to send the short message.12-29-2011
20110319102Systems, Methods, and Computer Program Products for Automatic Mapping Between Parlay-X Short Messaging Service Message Element XML Encoding and Native SMPP Protocol Data Coding Scheme - Systems, methods, and computer program products are for mapping an extensible markup language (XML) encoding declarations to a short message peer-to-peer (SMPP) data coding scheme (DCS) for a mobile-terminated (MT) short messaging service (SMS). An exemplary method includes receiving a message from a short message entity (SME) for delivery to a mobile device. The message includes a payload with at least one character encoded in accordance with a first character encoding scheme. The exemplary method further includes receiving from the SME a second encoding scheme for the message, implementing a mapping table to map the first character encoding scheme to the second character encoding scheme, and performing an encoding transformation of the message from the first character encoding to the second character encoding scheme yielding a modified message comprising the payload of the message encoded in the second character encoding scheme as specified by the SME.12-29-2011
20110319104Telephone call handling system - A telephone call handling system includes a text selector to enable a user to select a text message prior to an incoming call. The text message can be stored in a text storage and sent by a text sender from the text storage to a calling telephone. A delivery trigger can initiate the text sender to send the text message at the time of the telephone call. The delivery trigger can be linked to delivery of an audio message, an audio content, an image or a video. The delivery trigger can be linked to call detection, call answer or call hang up. The user can be enabled to initiate the sending of the text message. The system can further include caller I.D. information. The user can employ the caller I.D. information in making a decision to initiate the sending of the text message.12-29-2011
20080274758Method for transmitting messages in a telecommunications network - A method is provided for transmitting messages, for example, in a telecommunications network, in which a first message service and a second message service are available. Dedicated messages of the first message service are sent using messages of the second message service. An exemplary method according to the present invention may permit an optimized transmission scheme to be maintained for the dedicated messages of the first message service.11-06-2008
20120046054Phone to Phone Data Exchange - An information management system for operation over a network includes a first mobile device having a first application module, the first mobile device operating over the network and in communication with a second mobile device having a second application module, a first operating system residing on the first mobile device configured to detect a communication event between the first mobile device and the second mobile device, and an address book module residing on the second mobile device. The first application module is configured to send information associated with the first mobile device to the second mobile device in association with a detection of the communication event.02-23-2012
20090042590SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE NETWORK PLUG-IN - An apparatus for use with communication devices, the communication devices being configured to send and receive SMS messages, the apparatus includes a memory configured to store information indicative of the communication devices that are configured to process an SMS message of a first type, a processor configured to receive an SMS message of the first type from a first communication device, wherein the received SMS message includes contact information related to a user of the first communication device, analyze the received SMS message to determine information indicative of a destination address of the SMS message, the destination address corresponding to a second communication device, determine whether the second communication device is configured to receive SMS messages of the first type using the information indicative of the destination address and the information stored in the memory, send an outgoing SMS message to the second communication device wherein the outgoing SMS message is of the first type if it is determined that the second communication device is configured to receive SMS messages of the first type, and the outgoing SMS message is of a second type if it is determined that the second communication device is not configured to receive SMS messages of the first type.02-12-2009
20090286558COMMUNICATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method of enabling content for transmission in a mobile communication network, including the step of transferring at least one element of a content resource to a mobile message editor. The content resource is adapted for selecting and transferring elements. A mobile message is composed in the mobile message editor, the mobile message comprising the at least one transferred element.11-19-2009
20100029306Mobile Banking with Short Message Service - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for interfacing a user device to a transaction system. An instruction is received from an SMS gateway in an SMS message, and is parsed to obtain a corresponding transaction. A function on the transaction system for performing the transaction is called, and a response is received from the transaction system. The response is then transmitted to the user device in a response SMS message.02-04-2010
20120046053SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING THE USE OF A SERVICE IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and system for controlling the use of a short message service in a telecommunication system that includes a telecommunication network, a terminal device by which a subscriber is connected to the network, a mobile services switching center connected to the network, a gateway connected to the network, a short message service center connected to the gateway, and a database (DB) connected to or associated with the gateway. A short message sent by an originating subscriber is checked as to whether the short message is among those deemed non-allowed. Forwardable short messages are directed to the gateway, from which the database is queried to determine whether the originating subscriber is permitted the short message to the intended recipient or, alternatively, whether the message should been blocked based on predetermined criteria.02-23-2012
20120046052Text Messaging To And From Cable Services System Devices - Routing of short message service (SMS) communications from a networked communication device to a networked cable television (CATV) services system device (e.g., set-top box STB) is provided. SMS messages may be sent to a user's wireline phone, mobile phone, or other communication device as identified by a unique identification number (UIN). Upon identifying if the intended destination device is operative to receive SMS messages or if a provision has been made to route an incoming SMS message, the SMS message may be routed to a networked cable services system device (e.g., a set-top box or CATV-enabled telephone) associated with an account of the intended destination device. The cable services system device may receive an SMS message and may be operative to render the message on a display. In addition, the device may also be operative to send SMS messages.02-23-2012
20120208575METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MESSAGE HANDLING - A method for providing a service function in a telecommunications network is described. The method comprises receiving a message (08-16-2012
20120115516System And Method For Processing Multimedia Messaging Service - The disclosure disclosed a system and method for processing a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). The system comprises: a first and second storage units for storing MMS data, a first control unit for controlling the storage of received MMS data outside the system into the first storage unit and data acquisition from the first storage unit, and a second control unit for controlling the writing of the MMS data stored in the first storage unit into the second storage unit according to performance of the second storage unit. The disclosure improves the processing performance of a Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC) system, lowers the construction cost of an MMS server of the MMSC system, and guarantees the stable running of the MMSC system.05-10-2012
20120003998SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE SERVICES USING SMS COMMUNICATIONS - An enhanced services platform said platform includes an interface for receiving a communication from a user requesting a desired data. A response module parses the communication and retries the desired data. The platform arranges the desired data into a response message that is sent to the user. A user identifier database module stores information about the users in a user profile that including at least a preferences field and a preference value field identifying relative values of user preferences stored in the preference field, wherein when a preference having a higher ranking in the preference value field is non available, a second preference having a lower ranking in the preference value field is utilized.01-05-2012
20120003997FILTERING OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A TERMINAL - The object of the invention is a system, a device, a terminal and a method for filtering electronic information to be transferred to the terminal through a telecommunication connection. The invention comprises attaching a specific filtering parameter (01-05-2012
20100167762IMS and MMS Interworking - A method for providing multimedia message service (MMS) in an Internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network can include establishing a first session initiation protocol (SIP) session between a source IMS device and a next generation multimedia message service center (NG MMSC), encapsulating, at the source IMS device, an MMS message in a message session relay protocol (MSRP) message, transmitting the MSRP message from the IMS device to the NG MMSC; and storing the MMS message at the NG MMSC for further delivery to the destination device. The method can further include transmitting the MMS message to a destination legacy device via legacy MMS protocols or transmitting the MMS message to a destination IMS device via MSRP. Alternative methods can include receiving a legacy MMS message and delivering the MMS message to a destination IMS device via MSRP. Systems for providing MMS in an IMS network are also described.07-01-2010
20120208571METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PEER-TO-PEER SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and an apparatus for providing a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) service in a wireless communication system. A method of a server for providing the P2P service includes receiving a P2P service request signal comprising information of contents desired by a particular Mobile Station (MS); selecting at least one MS from MSs having the contents; establishing a traffic path between the particular and the selected MS; and transmitting information of the selected MS to the particular MS.08-16-2012
20110098065SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SHORT MESSAGE FORWARDING DEVICE, SHORT MESSAGE FORWARDING MANNER DEFINITION INFORMATION SUPPLY DEVICE, AND SHORT MESSAGE FORWARDING METHOD - A short message with a destination of a single terminal device that has been defined by a user on the transmitting side, from among multiple terminal devices used by an identical user on the receiving side, is forwarded to and received by another predetermined terminal device that has been defined as a destination. Communication relay equipment included between multiple networks operated by network operators is provided with functions of temporarily storing a short message and storing information that defines a short message forwarding manner. In transmitting the short message, even if the original destination is not capable of receiving the message, the short message is transmitted to another destination based upon the information that defines the short message forwarding manner.04-28-2011
20080287150Method and system for inserting advertisment content into a text message - The present invention provides a method and system for inserting advertisement content into a text message. The text message is sent from a first communication device by a subscriber to a recipient via a SMSC. The method for inserting advertisement content into the text message includes changing (11-20-2008
20080261634Dynamic Display Generation for Mobile Communication Devices - A method and apparatus, including a computer program product, implementing techniques for receiving, from a dynamic application server, a short message including a dynamic menu encoded using one of a plurality of protocols supported by a mobile communications device, interpreting the encoded dynamic menu, and rendering a dynamic menu on the screen of the mobile communications device based on the interpreted encoded dynamic menu.10-23-2008
20120009956OPTIMIZED MMS ARCHITECTURE FOR APPLICATION-TO-PERSON AND PERSON-TO-APPLICATION MESSAGING - A system provides Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) to mobile stations through a wireless communication network for person-to-person traffic and traffic to/from an application. The network may include a plurality of Multimedia Messaging Service Centers (MMSCs) coupled to the wireless communication network for MMS communication between two mobile stations, and between a mobile station and an application during call origination mode operations. A second MMSC coupled to the wireless communication network, provides MMS communications between mobile stations and one or more applications during call termination mode operations. In a mobile origination mode operation, the second MMSC concentrates signaling from the first MMSCs and forwards received MMS data, and in a mobile termination mode operations, the second MMSC delivers MMS data to a destination mobile station without forwarding the MMS data to one of the first MMSCs.01-12-2012
20120009955TEXT MESSAGING OVER AN eHRPD NETWORK - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing text messaging over an eHRPD network. A text message gateway implemented in the eHRPD network receives a Mobile Originated (MO) text message from a mobile device that is registered with the eHRPD network, and identifies a network where the destination of the text message is registered. If the destination is registered in the eHRPD network, then the text message gateway identifies an HRPD Serving Gateway (HSGW) in the eHRPD network that is serving the destination. The text message gateway then forwards the MO text message to the HSGW for delivery of the MO text message directly to the destination.01-12-2012
20120009954Method and System for SMS-Based Electronic Form Processing - The present invention provides a method and system for electronic form processing in a cellular network that includes mobile stations. Mobile stations are provisioned with electronic form templates which can be used to complete electronic forms. These electronic forms are sent to a server using the Short Message Service (SMS) protocol. The server validates the electronic forms and requests invalid information from the mobile station. Once the electronic form has been validated, the electronic form is processed.01-12-2012
20110053619METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOLVING LIMITED ADDRESSING SPACE IN MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M) ENVIRONMENTS - A method and apparatus for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications between a controller and a group of wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs), each WTRU within the group having a same international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI).03-03-2011
20120015677Method and System for Efficiently Routing Messages - Efficient routing of a message over a data network. A first communication device sends a message to a telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator determines the communication protocol of the first communication device and the communication protocol of a second communication device. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator converts the message to a data format compatible with the second communication device, wherein the message is converted to one of at least three different communication protocols. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator then forwards the message for receipt by the second communication device. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator can convert and forward the message without completing a store and forward process.01-19-2012
20120015676User Interface and Method for Viewing Short Messages on a Wireless Device - A method is performed by an electronic communication device. The method includes storing electronic messages, and storing criteria for determining whether a stored message is related to a current message. A current electronic message is displayed to a user of the communication device, including the current message's outside address and message body. The relevance of each of the stored messages to the current message is assessed based on the previously-stored criteria. Those messages that meet the criteria are selected and displayed along with the current message.01-19-2012
20110165900DISPATCH APPLICATION UTILIZING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A dispatch communication and management system method is provided, allowing a dispatcher and remote service technicians to exchange messages over a network in a prescribed format to notify the technicians of new dispatch orders, and to update status information for dispatch orders in corresponding customer service records in a database.07-07-2011
20110165899System and Method for Providing a Proxy in a Short Message Service (SMS) Environment - According to a particular embodiment, a method for distributing messages is provided that includes receiving one or more short message service (SMS) messages. The method also includes distributing one or more of the messages to a selected one or a plurality of short message service center (SMSC) servers.07-07-2011
20110165898METHOD FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SHORT MESSAGE DELIVERY IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In one aspect, there is provided a method for the management of Short Message SM delivery in a mobile communication system comprising an Overlaying, e.g. IP-based or CS fallback in Evolved Packet System based, SM delivery network accessed via a mobile or fixed Access Network AN which is transparent to the Overlaying SM Delivery procedure, said method comprising, in an embodiment: 07-07-2011
20110165897ENHANCED DATA PUSH CAPABILITIES SYSTEM AND METHOD - An Enhanced Data Push Capabilities (EDPC) system and method are disclosed. A Data Push Gateway (DPG) controls connectivity instructions and delivery of data messages to EDPC enabled cellular handsets. Data content from data sources such as Instant Messaging (IM)1 Email, Short Messaging Service Center (SMSC), and Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC) can be delivered to or accessed by cellular handsets without using any voice resources of the cellular network infrastructure, reducing network voice traffic and improving network efficiency. Only network data resources are used for session setup and delivery of data traffic.07-07-2011
20110165896MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A mobile communications resource manager including a smart card configured to accept and store a user's personal information suitable for use in commercial transactions (physical tap or electronically) and communications operations, a cellular radio modem, at least one non-cellular radio modem and a controller. The controller is configured for establishing a short-range wireless connection via said non-cellular modem to at least one user accessible electronic device with human interface functionality and accepting a service request from the at least one user accessible electronic device and making a modem selection by selecting either a cellular or a non-cellular connection via a modem resident in the mobile communications resource manager to provide the communications link for the service request, based on a rule resident in the mobile communications resource manager.07-07-2011
20110165895System and method for electronic messaging with group sending, receiving, and replying capabilites - A system for electronic messaging, comprising a first device adapted to send and receive electronic messages using a short message service protocol of a wireless communications network and a plurality of second devices adapted to send and receive electronic messages using a short message service protocol of a wireless communications network, wherein the first device assembles an electronic message to send to a plurality of second devices at least in part by inserting a destination address into a user data header information element of the electronic message for each of said plurality of said second devices to which the electronic message is to be sent, is disclosed.07-07-2011
20120208573CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATING VIA SMS - A source mobile telephone detects that a telephone number of the telephone has changed to a new number, and in response, sends a text or short message service (SMS) notice message to contacts identified in the mobile telephone to indicate that the source mobile telephone has a new telephone number. In response to receiving the text or SMS notice message, a contact telephony device may update its contact list to reflect the new number. Other embodiments are also described.08-16-2012
20120178481REMOTE MANAGEMENT OVER A WIRELESS WIDE-AREA NETWORK USING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - Illustrative embodiments of systems and methods providing remote management over a wireless wide-area network (WWAN) using short messages are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computing device may include an in-band processor, a wireless transceiver configured for communications over a WWAN, and an out-of-band (OOB) processor capable of communicating over the WWAN using the wireless transceiver irrespective of an operational state of the in-band processor. The OOB processor may be configured to receive a short message via the wireless transceiver, determine whether the short message originated from a trusted remote computing device, and execute at least one operation indicated by the short message in response to determining that the short message originated from a trusted remote computing device.07-12-2012
20120021784Method of Processing Short Messages (SMS) and Wireless Communication Apparatus Enabling Such Processing - The method of processing short messages within a wireless communication system comprises an assignment to said short messages of indicators transmitted with said short messages, an initialization (01-26-2012
20100069099METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING MESSAGING COMMUNICATION WITH A SERVICE PROVIDER, SUCH AS A PSAP (PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT) - Described in detail herein is a system and method for allowing a device, such as a cell phone, to establish a messaging dialogue with a service provider, such as SMS messaging with a 911 call center. Furthermore, the service provider can receive location data of the mobile device. Further details and features are described herein.03-18-2010
20100035640SMS Technology for Computerized Devices - A method and system for delivering SMS and MMS messages from a mobile telephone to devices having addresses on an Internet Protocol network are provided. In an embodiment of the invention a device having an IP address and a Media Access Control (MAC) address is registered on a network router and a telephone number is associated with the registered device on the router, such that when the router receives an SMS or MMS message for the telephone number associated with the device the router retrieves the IP address for the device and routes the message to the device.02-11-2010
20110053620MOBILE SERVICE ADVERTISER - A mobile service advertisement method and arrangement, wherein an advertisement server is used to determine the need for sending an advertisement message for a mobile user. In the method the need for sending is determined by first trying the service and after failure by determining if the advertisement message has not been sent before and if the destination terminal device is a mobile device. If both conditions are met the advertisement message is sent in the form of SMS message.03-03-2011
20120028659COVERT MESSAGE REDACTION AND RECOVERY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device comprises a user interface, a memory, a wireless communication interface, and a processing system. The wireless communication interface is configured to wirelessly receive a message. The processing system is configured to direct the memory to store the message. The processing system is configured to drive the user interface to display the message, display a message redaction indicator, and responsively receive a message redaction instruction. The processing system is configured to redact a portion of the message responsive to the message redaction instruction and direct the memory to store the redacted portion of the message. The processing system is configured to drive the user interface to display the message without the redacted portion, display a message recovery indicator, and responsively receive a message recovery instruction. The processing system is configured to recover the message responsive to the message recovery instruction and drive the user interface to display the message with the previously redacted portion.02-02-2012
20120028661INTERWORKING CIRCUIT SERVICE FALL BACK - Techniques, apparatuses, and systems include mechanisms for interworking circuit service fallback. In one implementation, a system for wireless communications can include one or more first base stations forming a first radio access network to provide wireless communications based on a first wireless technology; one or more second base stations forming a second radio access network to provide wireless communications based on a second wireless technology which is different from the first wireless technology, and an interworking service (IWS) module that is configured to provide the interworking between the first and second radio access networks for communications to a wireless device served by the system via either the first wireless technology or the second wireless technology, and uses a signal adaptation protocol to encapsulate messages in communicating with a wireless device served by the system. Other implementations are also provided in this document.02-02-2012
20120028660METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFYING DEVICES OF NEW MESSAGES - In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for notifying devices of new messages. In one embodiment, a method for notifying a subscriber device of the presence of a new message includes receiving the new message containing message content, and sending a notification message to the subscriber device, the notification message including a unique identifier for the new message and at least a portion of the message content.02-02-2012
20120028658Communication system for exchange of messages at a facility - A social networking communication system of the type for exchanging messages among cellular telephone users without requiring the users to divulge their cellular telephone numbers to one another, the improvement comprising of collecting and recording personal information, to sign up cellular telephone users, and providing a docking system adapted to facilitate entry by at least one user of a code to the system advising it that they are present at the particular facility. Users can send messages to other users docked at the facility without requiring them to reveal their identity. Messages may be generated by the system to docked users advising them of other docked users and/or information related to said uses. Advertisements may be targeted to docked users based on their user profile information.02-02-2012
20120058787Advanced User Interface Operations in a Dual-Mode Wireless Device - A system and method are provided for mobile stations for enhancing the ease of use of a mobile station. Through the system and method, a user may more easily view the phone number of a caller identification card. The user may be alerted when the user tries to send messages while out of GPRS coverage, or the mobile station may recognize extension numbers in address book user interface applications to assist with a dialling operation.03-08-2012
20120058786METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN ELECTRONIC SHORT MESSAGE TO MULTIPLE RECEIVERS - The invention relates to a method and a system for transmitting an electronic short message via at least one telecommunication network (N) from a first terminal device (D) for telecommunication to a group of two or more receiving devices (A, B). The short message is received by a messaging centre (C) and the latter sends this short message as single messages to the receiving devices (A, B). The single messages, after having been received, are marked as unread on the receiving devices (A, B). According to the invention an identifier identifying the short message is allocated to the single messages. One of the receiving devices (A, B), in the case of the single message being read, generates a read confirmation with the identifier and transmits it to the messaging centre (C) which then transmits a status change message with the identifier to the other receiving devices (A, B). The status change message is allocated to the single message on the basis of the identifier on the respective receiving device (A, B) and the single message is marked as read on this receiving device (A, B).03-08-2012
20120058785Wireless Messaging Using Notification Messages in a Wireless Communication Network - A wireless communication system, comprising a host service, a wireless router system coupled to the host service, a wireless network coupling the wireless router system and a wireless mobile communication device (“mobile device”), adaptively delivers data to the mobile device in the wireless communication system using a pull message delivery mechanism. In one embodiment, before the actual message is sent to the mobile device, a small notification message is sent first to enable the mobile device to send a pull request to the host to fetch the incoming message. Upon activation of a session, a pull request is sent from the device to the host service to fetch the incoming data message. The data message may be an e-mail message.03-08-2012
20120208570METHOD FOR MANAGING RADIO RESOURCES ACCORDING TO TYPE OF DATA AND USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME - Provided are a method for managing radio resources according to a type of data and user equipment using the same. In the method, a paging message may be received from a radio access network. A cause of the paging message may be determined. A timer may be set for releasing radio resources according to the determined cause of the paging message. When the timer expires, radio resources may be released.08-16-2012
20120064925Method for an Electronic Device for Providing Group Information Associated with a Group of Contacts - There is disclosed a method of an electronic device for providing group information associated with a group of contacts. After a group name associated with a group of contacts is obtained, the electronic device allows selection of one or more contacts of the group of contacts. Distinction between contacts of the group of contacts that are recipients and contacts of the group of contacts that are not recipients is provided based on the selection of the contact(s). The electronic device displays contacts that are recipients in place of the group name at a display.03-15-2012
20090029723MOBILE MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY - A method of preparing MMS messages involves preparing a multimedia presentation on a computer using an industry-standard multimedia format; exporting a file containing said multimedia presentation in said industry-standard format; and processing said file to create an MMS message suitable for transmission over a mobile phone service.01-29-2009
20110098066CHARGING FOR SHORT MESSAGE DELIVERY - A short message service (SMS) node detects that at least one request to deliver a plurality of short messages (SM) originates from a single user. Information (MSISDN, ISMI) related to recipients of the plurality of short messages is combined in a signaling message, and the signaling message is transmitted to a charging function (OFCS, OCS).04-28-2011
20120157135CROSS-PLATFORM MESSAGING - Systems and methods are provided for displaying a short message service (SMS) message on user media equipment, in which the user media equipment includes a set-top box and a display. In some embodiments, the set-top box receives an SMS message, wherein the SMS message includes information identifying a triggering event for displaying the SMS message. The SMS message is stored until the occurrence and detection of the identified triggering event. In response to detecting the occurrence of the identified triggering event, the SMS message is displayed on at least a portion of the display of the user media equipment.06-21-2012
20120208568Systems and Methods for Remotely Controlling and Customizing Applications Resident on a Mobile Device - Systems and methods are provided that allow an application residing on a user device to intercept messages directed to that device and to extract control information and/or data from the intercepted messages for use by the application. In one embodiment, the intercepted message can cause the application to change its configuration or to present information to the user that came from a sending website. In another embodiment, a message from a device can trigger a website to send back a desired piece of data. The returned data may contain a flag, which directs the data to a formatting server. The formatting server then converts the data into a format that allows the data to be intercepted by the desired application on the user device. This then allows the desired data to be presented to the user in the context of an application resident on the user's device.08-16-2012
20090280845METHOD FOR DISPLAYING TRANSMISSION STATUS OF MMS (MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE) MESSAGE AND TELECOMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING THE METHOD - A method for displaying transmission status of a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message and a telecommunication terminal using the method, including displaying the currently transmitting content and transmission progress of the MMS message while the telecommunication terminal transmits the MMS message. A user can check the content of the MMS message being currently transmitted together with the transmission progress of the MMS message. The user also can cancel the transmission of the erroneous MMS message before completing the transmission of the MMS message.11-12-2009
20120157134METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING MESSAGE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method for displaying a message in a mobile communication terminal in which includes: when a message is received (or transmitted), a keyword is extracted from received (or transmitted) message contents; a determination is made whether a counterpart's (or one's own) sender information of the received (or transmitted) message exists, wherein when the counterpart's (or one's own) sender information exists, a determination is made whether a representative photo image exists in the counterpart's (or one's own) sender information, and when the representative photo image exists, a face detection feature is extracted from the representative photo image, and a keyword is extracted from the received message contents, and wherein a photo image that meets at least one of the extracted face detection feature and the keyword is searched for from an internal device or an external device.06-21-2012
20120157133MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) Decoding Method, MMS Decoder And Mobile Terminal - The present disclosure discloses a multimedia messaging service (MMS) decoding method, an MMS decoder and a mobile terminal. The method comprises the steps of: parsing an original MMS data packet, acquiring all the non-SMIL (synchronized multimedia integration language) files in it, and counting the number of all the non-SMIL files as the first non-SMIL file number; determining whether an SMIL file exists in the parsing result, if yes, pre-parsing the SMIL file, obtaining the number of the non-SMIL files described by the SMIL file, and counting the number as the second non-SMIL file number, comparing the first non-SMIL file number with the second non-SMIL file number to obtain the formal SMIL file to be parsed; integrally parsing the formal SMIL file to be parsed, obtaining the data structure describing the playing layout of MMS, and taking the data structure and all the non-SMIL files obtained in step A as the MMS decoding result. The present disclosure improves the MMS decoding effect and the user experience.06-21-2012
20110045855Intelligent queue for information teleservice messages with superceding updates - A message exchange network is disclosed in which at least two different methods of storing messages in memories of message storage entities, e.g., a mobile handset, an SMSC, an e-mail client, or an e-mail server, are utilized based on the type and the content of the information contained within the message. An information service message containing information that is supercedingly updateable, e.g., stock quote, weather or traffic information, is stored using a replacement method by which an older message previously stored is replaced by a newly received message. All other types of messages are stored using an append method by which the newly received message is stored in an unoccupied available memory location. In a disclosed embodiment, message identifier included in the message itself provides information necessary to distinguish between the aforementioned two types of messages. In a disclosed embodiment, a block of message identifiers is reserved for storage of information service messages. The architectures and methods for receipt, delivery and storage of messages disclosed herein replaceable and/or on demand update of information service messages while providing efficient use of memory in which the messages are stored, avoiding the annoyance and inconvenience to the subscriber in having to scroll through numerous stale and/or obsolete messages in order to view the most current up to date message and having to manually selecting and deleting obsolete and stale messages, and avoiding unnecessary deliveries of the obsolete and stale messages by message centers.02-24-2011
20110092230PROACTIVE APPLICATION COMMUNICATIONS - A device may include a contact information database and a processor. The processor may interact with a participant in a session with an application, obtain information that is associated with the session, generate a message based on the obtained information after the session terminates, obtain a list of contacts that includes at least one of the participant and members in the contact information database, and send the message to a first one of the contacts, the message providing information to motivate one of the contacts to join a future session with the application.04-21-2011
20120108274Method and System of Communication That Allow People Unknown to Each Other Who Have Visual Contact to Communicate by SMS or E-mail - Method and system of communication that allow people unknown to each other who have visual contact, to communicate by sms or e-mail based on the identification of system users through the perception of codes of registered users, formed from the combination of graphic symbols that follow uniquely identifying coding rules for each user within the system, by use of a computer application that decodes said user codes and allows the delivery of messages between said users, ensuring maximum discretion during communication, both towards the rest of the environment and towards the user with whom one wishes to establish contact.05-03-2012
20110065463APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COMPOSING A MESSAGE - An apparatus (03-17-2011
20110065462Group-based communications between associated electronic devices - Methods and systems are provided for managing a group of portable communication devices. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided for initializing a portable communication device in a group of portable communication devices at a point of activation. The method includes the steps of acquiring, by an initialization computer, a device identifier of the portable communication device, acquiring, by the initialization computer, a group identifier of the group, and associating the portable communication device with the group based on the group identifier. The method may further include accessing, by the initialization computer, a member profile associated with one of the portable communication devices, and storing the member profile in a memory accessible by the portable communication device.03-17-2011
20110105160METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING SUBJECTS IN INSTANT MESSAGING SESSIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method are provided that incorporate subjects or subject lines into instant messaging sessions or conversations on a mobile device. During an instant messaging session, the user is provided with an option to specify a subject for at least the current portion of the session or for the entire session. The subject is proposed to the other users in the session, who can accept, ignore or modify the subject at their end. Multiple subjects can be specified for a single conversation if desired, and the subjects can be displayed with the contact in a message list. The instant messaging sessions may then be searched using search tools that are typically used for search email and other data messages.05-05-2011
20110105159DIGITAL SIGNAGE SYSTEM AND IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - Communication terminals are used as display devices of contents. One of plural communication terminals inputs display control information for controlling the contents displayed on the communication terminals and arrangement position information of the communication terminal of control object, and transmits the information to an SMS server. The SMS server has a connection destination information storage area storing the arrangement position information of the plurality of communication terminals associated with telephone numbers of the communication terminals. The SMS server acquires one or more corresponding telephone numbers by referring to the storage area based on the arrangement position information. The SMS server creates a short-message including the display control information, and transmits it to the communication terminal with the acquired telephone number as a destination. The communication terminal controls the display of the contents in accordance with the display control information included within the received short-message.05-05-2011
20110034186METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A MESSAGE BY A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of transmitting and receiving a message by a mobile terminal, includes: acquiring a template and identifying at least one contact number included in the acquired template; transmitting a message to the at least one contact number and receiving a reply member from the at least one contact number; analyzing the received reply message and updating the template according to the analyzed reply message; and determining if the update template satisfies a predetermined condition; and when the updated template satisfies a predetermined condition, transmitting a result of the updated template to the at least one contact number.02-10-2011
20110034187Wireline Telephony Instrument for Wirelessly Receiving and Displaying Data Messages - A wireline telephony instrument for wirelessly receiving and displaying data messages allows a wireline telephone to wirelessly receive data messages, although the wireline telephony instrument does not wirelessly receive or transmit calls. The data messages may include text, images, and other types of multimedia data. Wireless receive-only capabilities may be integrated into the wireline telephony instrument by adding an integrated circuit, such as a CDMA chipset or a GSM chipset, to the wireline telephony instrument. Further, by integrating a display into the wireline telephony instrument, the wireline telephony instrument may display the data messages. Logic is also integrated into the wireline telephone for routing the data messages received by the wireline telephone to the display.02-10-2011
20120172070INITIATING A CALL FROM A MOBILE DEVICE TO A NUMBER THAT IS NOT HYPERLINKED - The present disclosure describes a method and communication device for initiating voice calls. Number strings are identified in displayed text. Number strings are displayed in different formats depending on whether the number strings meet predetermined criteria. A list of user selectable functions is displayed when predetermined user input is detected. The list of user selectable functions includes a voice call function for initiating a voice call to a selected number string. A voice call to the selected number string can be initiated when the voice call function is selected.07-05-2012
20120172069Method and System for Media Modification - The present invention discloses a method and system for media modification, which is used for solving the problem that it is not considered during media modification whether the user confirmation or precondition of media modification is required, thereby resulting in technical defects, such as possible bearing resource embezzlement, producing redundancy, etc. The present invention regards the 200OK message of Re-INVITE as the confirmed time point of the media addition and/or modification; in the case that there is a precondition and the user confirmation is not required, the time point when the precondition is satisfied is regarded as the confirmed time point of the media component addition and/or existing media component modification; in the case that there is a precondition and the user confirmation is required, the 200OK response message of the Re-INVITE message is regarded as the confirmed time point of the media component addition and/or existing media component modification.07-05-2012
20120172067SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING A SENDER OF AN SMS TEXT MESSAGE - A system and method are provided for verifying a sender of an SMS text message. The SMS text message may be validated by texting or calling the verification server from any phone and providing the unique code as a validation code, by texting or calling from the recipient mobile phone (no unique code is needed as the phone number may be linked to the sent message), or by logging in to an in-box of the verification server where valid messages to the recipient are logged. For example, the verification server receives the received unique code from the recipient for verification by receiving an SMS text message including the received unique code, receiving the unique code from the recipient via an Internet browser, receiving the unique code from the recipient via a phone call, or receiving a trusted authentication short code based on the unique code. The verification server may also receive from the sender a copy of the SMS text message and the recipient's phone number when the SMS text message is sent to the recipient. Then, when the verification server receives a verification request from the recipient to verify the sender, the unique code received by the recipient and/or the recipient's mobile phone number may be compared to the unique code and/or recipient phone number stored with the message received by the verification server from the sender. The verification may include the verification server receiving the last SMS text message sent by the message sender and allowing the message recipient to verify the message sender by accessing the verification server by logging into the verification server or by calling in through an interactive voice response (IVR) unit to check for the presence of the last SMS text message from the message sender to the recipient.07-05-2012
20120122497SMS AUTHENTICATION METHOD - The present invention provides a SMS authentication method. The SMS authentication method includes transferring the authentication message into different types of authentication codes and/or review codes, sending the authentication codes and/or review codes to the authentication request end and the user via different types, providing the authentication codes input by the user and the authentication codes from the authentication service supply end to the authentication service supply end by the authentication request end, and making the user determine according to the review codes whether the authentication procedure is correct. Hence, the SMS authentication method of the present invention prevents the authentication information from being illegally recorded or stole during the transmission of the authentication message and prevents the phone number from being stole or forged.05-17-2012
20100093382SENDING AND RECEIVING TEXT-BASED MESSAGES OVER A MOBILE PHONE VIA A NETWORK CONNECTED COMPUTER - A method for sending and receiving text-based messages using a proxy mobile phone is disclosed. Sending includes receiving via a global communication network, at a server, an outgoing text-based message and sending the message and a directive for a proxy mobile phone to receive the message and forward the message via a wireless telephonic network to a destination device specified by a destination identifier. Receiving includes receiving, at the server, an incoming text-based message and an origin identifier indicating the message has been received by the proxy mobile phone via the wireless telephonic network and forwarded by the proxy mobile phone to the server via the global communication network. The incoming text message is provided by the server for access via the global communication network. Further, a system is disclosed having a server and a client equipped mobile phone, the system being configured to use the method.04-15-2010
20100093381MESSAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention relates to the field of mobile communications and in particular to messaging methods and systems using mobile communications terminals. The invention provides for the ability for a message to be transmitted to a recipient device in a number of different formats dependent upon the information which is known about the recipient device at that time. Said information may include a messaging address and/or telephony identifier and the possible message formats include e-mails and SMS formats. The particular format selected and the particular device information used to send the message can be selected to suit particular conditions and requirements thereby providing a method and system for ensuring that transmitted messages are received most efficiently.04-15-2010
20100093379UNIVERSAL MOBILE DEVICE MESSAGING - A unified messaging system allows the receipt and sending of different messages across devices is established by creating relationships that leverage the capabilities of different devices. A message server establishes a relationship with a mobile device. Through the relationship, the message server can use the mobile device to send different types of messages that the server computer cannot transmit. A relationship between a client and a server extends this capability to the client. Through these relationships, a client can retrieve mobile device messages as well as generate them. The generated mobile device messages are transmitted to the message server. The message server determines that the received messages are mobile device messages that the server cannot deliver and sends the mobile device messages to the user's mobile device. The mobile device receives the mobile device messages from the message server and transmits the mobile device message to recipient mobile devices.04-15-2010
20100093380METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE SUBSCRIBER ALERT NOTIFICATION - A Location Server receives requests for subscribers that are within an Alert Area to enable notifications/alerts to be sent to the subscribers from an Alert Application. The Location Server extracts the location information by performing a search in a Database for subscribers that are located in the Alert Area. The quality of the locations in the database is dependent of the frequency with which a Core Network sends passive location data to the Location Server at network events when the Mobile Station is in contact with the network. The Location Server reconfigures the Core Network and Radio Access Network to send the information when it is needed. An advantage of the invention is that it is possible to provide services that require knowing which subscribers are currently located in a specific area in a flexible way without over loading the mobile network.04-15-2010
20090131088Notification System Management - Methods and systems for providing electronic notifications are described. A server is configured to serve an interface, such as a Web page, to a terminal that requests from a user a first set of user contacts to be used to provide notifications to the user by a telephonic notification system in response to a notification process initiated by an organization associated with the user. The interface further requests a first set of priorities corresponding to the first set of user contacts, wherein the notification system will attempt to provide notifications to the first set user contracts in an order based at least in part on the first set of priorities. A database is configured to store the first set of user contacts and the first set of priorities. A voice interface circuit is configured to transmit a voice notification to at least one of the first set of user contacts.05-21-2009
20090131090SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SMS2PSTN UNITED MESSAGING SERVICE USING SMS/MMS GATEWAY - The present invention relates to a method and system for providing an SMS2PSTN united messaging service using an SMS/MMS gateway. The present invention includes an SMS2PSTN service providing server for providing at least one ID information among an e-mail ID, an IM ID, a personal mobile telephone number, a general telephone number information, or a Web address related to the called party telephone number; a database for storing membership registration in-formation, charging information, SMS2PSTN service type, the e-mail ID, the IM ID, the personal mobile telephone number, the general telephone number information or the Web address; and a SMS/MMS gateway for querying with the called party telephone number extracted from the received SMS or MMS messages to the SMS2PSTN service providing server, and transmitting the converted result to the e-mail ID, the IM ID, the personal mobile telephone number, the general telephone number or the Web server.05-21-2009
20090131089Personal text trainer system for sound diets and fitness regimens - A computer based personal trainer system and method for maintaining a diet and fitness regimen to improve overall health of the person and support the person to adhere to the diet and fitness regimen for predefined duration of times. An interested person subscribes to the service by sending a short request text message with a mobile phone device. Primary profile, diet, and fitness profile, and personal preferences of the subscriber are updated and maintained in a database of the system. The database also includes a plurality of compiled diet information, fitness, and motivational messages. The system has a main server that has a plurality of applications that process the subscriber requests and sends appropriate data to the cell phone of the subscriber.05-21-2009
20090131087 METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR THE DELIVERY OF SHORT MESSAGES - The invention relates to a method an system for forwarding a short message from a sender to a recipient within a telecommunication network, comprising the steps of sending the short message from the sender via at least one network node to the recipient, determining in the network node whether the recipient has activated a forwarding unconditional of the short message to a predefined forwarding destination, and if true, forwarding the short message to the predefined forwarding destination.05-21-2009
20090131086SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE TERMINATION PROCESSING BY A FEMTOCELL SYSTEM - A system, method, and computer readable medium for processing short message service terminations in a communication system featuring an IP-based femtocell system are provided. The femtocell system includes a base transceiver station and a Session Initiation Protocol to Internet Operating System adapter. The femtocell system receives message content from a core network over a packet interface that is to be delivered to a user equipment serviced by the femtocell system and depacketizes the message content. The Session Initiation Protocol to Internet Operating System adapter conveys the depacketized message content to the base transceiver station which transmits the message content to the user equipment via a data burst.05-21-2009
20120220323REPORTING TERMINAL CAPABILITIES FOR SUPPORTING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A method for delivering a short message service (SMS) message to an interworking wireless local area network user equipment (UE) begins by registering the UE with an Internet Protocol short message gateway (IP-SM-GW). A capability report is sent from the UE to the IP-SM-GW, the capability report including the capabilities of the UE. A SMS message is transmitted from a short message service center (SMSC) to the IP-SM-GW. The capabilities of the UE are evaluated at the IP-SM-GW to determine whether the UE can receive the SMS message, and the SMS message is delivered to the UE via the IP-SM-GW if the UE has the capabilities to receive the SMS message.08-30-2012
20120220322MESSAGING PROTOCOL/SERVICE SWITCHING METHODS AND DEVICES - Methods, devices, and computer readable media for switching communications from a first messaging protocol/service to a second messaging protocol/service by use of messaging information being embedded in a header of a first message of the first messaging protocol/service to enable the recipient to contact the sender over the second messaging protocol/service, is provided.08-30-2012
20120220321MESSAGING PROTOCOL/SERVICE SWITCHING METHODS AND DEVICES - Methods, devices, and computer readable media for switching communications from a first messaging protocol/service to a second messaging protocol/service by use of messaging information being embedded in a header of a first message of the first messaging protocol/service to enable the recipient to contact the sender over the second messaging protocol/service, is provided.08-30-2012
20110183691APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING HANDWRITING ANIMATION MESSAGE - Provided is a system for transmitting a handwriting animation message including a transmitting mobile terminal for transmitting the handwriting animation message including coordinate information and time information of one or more points forming handwriting information which is input by a user of a transmitting mobile terminal, an animation messaging server for, upon receiving the handwriting animation message, transcoding the handwriting animation message into a format supported by the receiving mobile terminal and transmitting the transcoded handwriting animation message, and the receiving mobile terminal for receiving the transcoded handwriting animation message.07-28-2011
20120315932MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system of the invention processes messages to and from application servers. The system monitors parameters such as number of incoming messages to a particular service and from a particular subscriber. Based on this parameter and possibly also on analysis of content in a message an action is automatically triggered. The system may allow a user to generate a limit as to the number of messages they are willing to receive before they sign up for a service. This is performed by either pre-configuring the system with default limits or allowing the user to add additional text to a subscription message to state the limit they wish to set. Once the user signs up for a service the system generates a counter to track how many messages the service provider sends to the user and once this counter reaches 0 the service provider is sent an automated STOP request.12-13-2012
20120165052COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE MEDIA DELIVERY - A communications device determines the appropriate method for providing a message depending upon the content of the message without prompting or querying a user of the device. When the user selects a name as the recipient of the created message, the mobile device determines delivery options. If the message contains text only and if the user enters/selects a mobile device phone number, the message is sent via SMS. If the message contains multimedia and if the user enters or selects a mobile device phone number, the message is sent via MMS. If the message is text only or multimedia, and if the user enters or selects an email address, the message is sent via email. In various implementations, the message is delivery via determined delivery options including a lowest cost delivery option, a subscriber preferred delivery option, or a delivery options as indicated by an intended recipient's presence information.06-28-2012
20120165051SELECTING A DATA TRANSFER METHOD - The invention relates to a method for selecting a data transfer method in a telecommunication system wherein several data transfer methods exist for selection. The method comprises determining a message to be transmitted on the basis of inputs received from a user. At least one piece of property information concerning the message being entered or already entered is checked. In order to transmit the message, the data transfer method associated in predetermined selection conditions with the property information is selected.06-28-2012
20120129556METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING SUBJECTS IN INSTANT MESSAGING SESSIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method are provided that incorporate subjects or subject lines into instant messaging sessions or conversations on a mobile device. During an instant messaging session, the user is provided with an option to specify a subject for at least the current portion of the session or for the entire session. The subject is proposed to the other users in the session, who can accept, ignore or modify the subject at their end. Multiple subjects can be specified for a single conversation if desired, and the subjects can be displayed with the contact in a message list. The instant messaging sessions may then be searched using search tools that are typically used for search email and other data messages.05-24-2012
20120165050APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANY-TO-MANY MOBILE MESSAGING - A many-to-many mobile messaging system and method comprising a mobile communication device operative to send a sequence of messages, wherein at least some of the messages are sent to a plurality of recipients and comprise message content and a set of destination indications for at least some of the plurality of recipients.06-28-2012
20120165049System and Method for Incorporating Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Contacts into an Instant Messaging Interface - A system and method are provided wherein SMS-only contacts are integrated into an IM environment. An IM contact list interface distinguishes between SMS and IM chats (and contacts), such that limitations and potential differential costs associated with the respective mediums can be identified. The system is also configured to route SMS messages into the IM contact list interface for later filtering and/or selection by the user. By providing SMS-specific categories with the IM contact list interface SMS integration operations such as routing of SMS messages can be controlled to avoid degrading the user's experience.06-28-2012
20120165048Messaging Center, User Equipment, and Methods for Message Translation - A messaging center (e.g. SMS, MMS, IM, email center), User Equipment (UE) and methods are provided to facilitate delivery of messages to recipients in the language used by those recipients. A message written in a first language is first delivered to a recipient, optionally including a delivery report request. The recipient's UE determines if proper message delivery took place based, for example, on a match between the first language (and/or it character set) and a second language (and/or its character set) used by the recipient's UE. In case of a mismatch, the recipient's UE sends back to the messaging center an improper delivery report optionally including an indication of the second language (and/or character set). The messaging center determines the second language based on the indication or via other means, translates the message into the second language, and re-sends it to the recipient's UE.06-28-2012
20120129555Mobile Phone - An object of the present invention is to provide a mobile phone which allows a user to continuously watch a television broadcast even if there is a call from the other party phone. If a call comes from the other party phone in a state of displaying television image on a main display, the television audio output part 05-24-2012
20100216496WAP PUSH OVER CELL BROADCAST - A system provides push services and information to mobile stations via broadcast messages. The broadcast messages are made on predetermined cell broadcast channels, which are associated with an inbox on the mobile stations. Contained within the messages are Uniform Resource Locators (URL) that, when accessed, provide multimedia and other rich content to the mobile station. The system allows wireless carriers to provide features such as Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) push operations via cell broadcast to many mobile stations in a geographic area without the need to individually address messages to the mobile stations.08-26-2010
20120231823METHOD FOR MANAGING MESSAGE SUITABLE FOR MOBILE APPARATUS AND HOST - A method for controlling the mobile apparatus is provided by the present invention. First, a data transmission link with a host group is built. When the mobile apparatus receives a coming message from a communication end, a notification message is sent to the host group through the data transmission link, so as to notify a user.09-13-2012
20120214521SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING MESSAGE DELIVERY INTEGRITY IN A WIRELESS MOBILE MESSAGE BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A system and method verifying the operational integrity of a wireless message broadcasting messaging system with a heartbeat message generator module and a heartbeat feedback reporting system for receiving a broadcast message record including the broadcast message and the broadcast target area defined as geographical information, generating a heartbeat broadcast message, identifying by the broadcast message routing subsystem at least one wireless network providing point to multipoint cell broadcasting messaging to at least a portion of the broadcast target area, transmitting the broadcast message to each of the identified wireless networks, and transmitting the generated heartbeat message to at least one coupled wireless network in addition to transmitting the heartbeat broadcast message to each of the identified wireless networks, and receiving an indication of receipt of the heartbeat broadcast message from a remote feedback receiver verifying the receipt of the message as indicated by the received indication.08-23-2012
20120135761METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF A SHORT MESSAGE IN AN EVOLVED PACKET SYSTEM PROVIDING AN INTERWORKING FUNCTION - A core network is provided for transmission of short messages in an Evolved Packet System (EPS) mobile communication network. The core network provides SMS over SGs functionality and includes: a Mobility Management Entity (MME); a Short Message Service Center (SMSC); and a unit providing an Interworking, Function (IWF) for handling of short messages; wherein the MME and the SMSC are in direct communication via the IWF with respect to communication of a short message with respect to a User Equipment (UE) having a data connection to the EPS mobile communication network.05-31-2012
20100173654ADDING SMS AS A TRANSPORT TYPE FOR AN ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS - The enterprise service bus system communicates enterprise system bus messages across a cellular phone transport network. This system segments enterprise system bus messages into data segments according to the protocol used to transport the message. Furthermore, the system encapsulates each of the data segments and transmits the encapsulated data segments. In addition, the system receives the encapsulated data segments, decapsulates these segments and assembles the enterprise service bus message.07-08-2010
20100173657Electronic Message Exchange Over Multiple Wireless Communication Networks with a Single Device - Electronic messages such as pages are exchanged between a user device and a message service using one of multiple wireless communication networks. The wireless communication networks may include mobile and/or fixed wireless networks. The user device registers with the message service through at least one of the wireless communications networks. The user device may register through multiple wireless communication devices when available. The user device sends messages through the wireless network through which registration has been established and may apply rules to choose when registration has occurred via multiple wireless networks.07-08-2010
20100173656Process for Setting Attributes in a System - A method for setting with a wireless device an attribute in a control system with the aid of an SMS message, which wireless device is arranged to communicate with the control system through a wireless network. According to the invention, the following steps are carried out: that a user causes an application in the wireless device to display a number of different attributes that are specific for the control unit in a graphical view on a display screen of the wireless device, that the user selects one of the attributes, that the application constructs the said SMS message in the form of a text string that comprises the attribute selected, that the application sends the SMS-message through an SMSC server in the wireless network to a telephone number that has been programmed into the application, which telephone number is that of an SMS server, which SMS server either is independent of but in communication with the control system, or is an integrated part of the control system, that the control system receives the SMS message and changes the attribute according to the text string, that the attribute is an availability attribute in a private telephone network, and that the control system communicates with and controls a private branch exchange, which exchange controls the telephone traffic between a plurality of users in the private telephone network.07-08-2010
20100173658METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PUSH MESSAGE - Method and apparatus for controlling a push message is provided. The push message is compared with a matching condition in a preset push message control policy, and the push message is processed according to a processing mode corresponding to the matching condition that is satisfied by the push message.07-08-2010
20100173655METHOD OF RECEIVING CONFIRMATION OF A SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MESSAGE AND TERMINAL APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - An embodiment provides an electronic card terminal apparatus comprising: a mobile terminal comprising a card socket; and an electronic card coupled to the card socket, the electronic card comprising: a connector comprising a plurality of terminals connected to the card socket; at least one wireless short distance communication module electrically connected to the connector and performing wireless short distance communication through a predetermined frequency band; a card module storing user information and electrically connected to the connector and the wireless short distance communication module; and an antenna transmitting/receiving data of the wireless short distance communication module.07-08-2010
20100048231Handheld Threading - The present invention determines which messages to display in message threads to a user. An electronic communication device receives and stores numerous SMS messages transported through an SMS network, but the SMS messages are sent without explicit linking information such as a previous message or subject line. A threading module applies threading rules to determine which messages to correlate into an SMS message thread through implicit link information. The threading rules thread outgoing messages sent in response to an incoming message from a user, or incoming messages where a previous outgoing message was sent to the user. An SMS application displays threads in a user interface and indicates messages threads with an icon in one view, and displays an expanded message thread in another view.02-25-2010
20100048230METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING AND SENDING A CODE GRID TO A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for sending a code grid representing an indication of payment for a good or service from a service provider (02-25-2010
20100048229METHOD FOR ACCESSING DATABASES THROUGH SMS/MMS MESSAGES - A method for accessing a database through SMS or MMS type messages, wherein a terminal sends an SMS or MMS type request message to access a database. A processing unit, which is operationally connected to the database, receives and processes the request message and then sends an SMS or MMS type reply message to the terminal. Before the reply is sent, the method provides for verifying whether the request message includes one or more characteristic elements which, whether taken individually or as a combination, identify a previous reply message stored in a memory area of the processing unit.02-25-2010
20100048227SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE FOR EXTENDING CUSTOMER SERVICE DELIVER CHANNELS - A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system use short messaging service for extending customer service deliver channels. A message utilizing a short messaging service protocol is received from a sender. Responsive to receiving the message utilizing the short messaging service protocol, the message is parsed into a voice extensible markup language document. A virtual service request is then created from the voice extensible markup language document. Responsive to creating the virtual service request from the voice extensible markup language document, a service is requested from a message recipient, facilitated by using the virtual service request. A non-textual response is then provided to the message sender.02-25-2010
20120315933SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING IMAGE UPLOAD OBJECTS WITH A MESSAGE LIST - There is disclosed a system and method for integrating an image upload object with a message list. In an embodiment, the method comprises: creating an image upload object for each image to be uploaded; and displaying the image upload object in a message list such that the image upload object may be selected and opened as a message. In another embodiment, the method may further comprise associating with the image upload object at least one of a text description, a thumbnail of the image, a date, and a file link to the uploaded image. In another embodiment, an image upload object in the message list may be configured such that the image upload object may be forwarded to another user as a message, and the associated uploaded image may be accessed by the other user via the file link.12-13-2012
20120315931SHORT MESSAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A short message processing method and apparatus in short message interactive communication is disclosed that allocates identification codes to each service instance and performs short message interaction with uses using numbers embedded with the identification codes. In the short message processing method and apparatus of the present invention, in response to receiving of a short message from a communication terminal, a service instance for the short message is determined based on a server-side communication number contained in the short message, and then a reply short message is sent to the communication terminal using the server-side communication number that is embedded with a service instance identification code corresponding to the determined service instance. The present invention is capable of accurately and conveniently correlating a plurality of short messages with corresponding service instances, thereby enhancing users' experience during an interactive process.12-13-2012
20100279723METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SHORT MESSAGES - A method for transmitting short messages (11-04-2010
20120258743FEMTOCELL BASE STATION, GATEWAY SYSTEM, MAP-GW APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A femtocell base station (FAP) converts, when information concerning a SMS is received from UE (User Equipment), the received information concerning the SMS into a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) message including the received information concerning the SMS and transmits the converted SIP message to the core network side. The femtocell base station converts, when a SIP message including information concerning the SMS is received from the core network side, the information concerning the SMS included in the received SIP message into a message that can be recognized by the UE and transmits the converted information concerning the SMS to the UE.10-11-2012
20080207235Method for Servicing Short Message Service Message Receiving Confirmation, Mobile Communication Terminal and Service System for the Performing the Same - The present invention provides a method of providing an SMS message reception confirmation service that enables a sending party to confirm whether a receiving party has checked a transmitted SMS message, and provides a mobile terminal and a service system for performing the same. A sending terminal provides a message confirmation request SMS message to a receiving terminal via a mobile communication network, receives a message confirmation SMS message, and verifies an SMS message stored in a sent message box as a reception confirmation, and the message confirmation SMS message is provided when the receiving terminal receives the message confirmation request SMS message. The receiving terminal stores a message confirmation request SMS message when the message confirmation request SMS message is received via the mobile communication network, and the receiving terminal provides a message confirmation SMS message to the sending terminal when the stored message confirmation SMS message is verified.08-28-2008
20120178480MESSAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods communicate information between mobile devices. A message having a destination address is received from a messaging application running on a first mobile device. A data store that stores addresses of devices subscribing to the messaging server is searched for the destination address, and if the destination address is found, the message is pushed to a second messaging application running on the destination device. If the destination address is not found, the message is formatted as a generic message and sent to a service provider of the destination device.07-12-2012
20100009704Method, System, and Apparatus for Processing a Service Message with a Plurality of Terminals - A method, system, and apparatus for processing a service message with multiple terminals are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a request message from a terminal, where the request message carries request information of the terminal; and sending a service message to the terminal according to the request information. When a user has multiple terminals, the PPG selects a specific terminal for receiving an incoming service according to the SUBSCRIBE request of the terminal and the terminal request information carried in the SUBSCRIBE request. When a service arrives, the service message is sent to the selected terminal, thus avoiding sending of the service message to all terminals of the user.01-14-2010
20100009703SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL WORLD INTERFACE TO ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS - A system for providing communications between a first person and a second person includes one or more tokens. Each of the one or more tokens includes a unique identifier. The system also includes a server configured to receive the unique identifier and a first message associated with the unique identifier from the first person. The server is also configured to receive the unique identifier from the second person and transmit the first message to the second person in response to receiving the unique identifier from the second person. The server is further configured to receive a second message associated with the unique identifier from the second person and transmit the second message to the first person.01-14-2010
20100009702Method and system for sharing and storing digital information in mobile devices - A method and system for sharing digital information, including biographical information is described. A method for sharing biographical information on mobile telecommunication device that includes providing an application for sharing bio-cards on a mobile telecommunication device, receiving inputs including biographical information, one or more selected bio-card layouts and one or more bio-card graphics, creating one or more bio-cards based on the received inputs, and retrieving potential bio-card recipients. The mobile telecommunication device includes a processor and a memory and bio-cards are digital representations of biographical information about a user that may be displayed on the mobile telecommunication device. The potential bio-card recipients include mobile telecommunication devices. The method further includes displaying the created one or more bio-cards, receiving a selection of one or more recipients to receive a bio-card; receiving a selection of a bio-card to send to the selected one or more recipients; and transmitting the selected bio-card to the one or more selected recipients.01-14-2010
20100009701METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA MESSAGE DELIVERY TO A RECIPIENT MIGRATED ACROSS TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS - A method of providing SMS delivery to recipients migrated across different technology networks. The method includes receiving a short message service (SMS) text message from a sender at a short message service center (SMSC), wherein the SMS text message includes a destination number for a recipient of the SMS text message. A first routing request is sent to a database in a first network for SMS routing information for the destination number via a first signal transfer point (STP). The first STP determines whether the destination number is a migrated or a non-migrated destination number based on data received from the first database. An an error indication is provided to the SMSC if the destination number and the first routing request are for different communication networks. Finally, a second routing request is sent to a second database in a second network for SMS routing information for the destination number via a second STP.01-14-2010
20100291953METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING DELIVERY OF COMMUNICATIONS - Method and system for managing delivery of communications such as advertisements to mobile telephone subscribers where delivery to subscribers is temporarily prevented or blocked at the request of the subscribers. In particular, a subscriber can temporarily suspend delivery of advertisements when they are roaming.11-18-2010
20100004006METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING CALLS - A method and system for processing calls is useful for notifying a calling station (01-07-2010
20120220320Alphanumeric address mapping for non-homogeneous short message networks - Text messages with alphanumeric addresses are delivered to mobiles and external short message entities (ESMEs) which do not support alphanumeric addressing, providing meaningful fallback handling. Additionally, the invention enables delivery of SMPP messages from ESME or SMPP networks which can only originate numeric addresses, yet provide for mapping to alphanumeric addresses for delivery to the mobile. A two-way mapping is provided between alphanumeric addresses and SMS short-codes to enable delivery of text messages with alphanumeric addressing in networks which contain mobiles and/or ESME's that lack support of alphanumeric addressing. An ESME can send a text message using an alphanumeric origination address, without knowing which handsets support the capability, and which do not, or whether handsets are on CDMA, or GSM, or UMTS, or networks, or can continue to send using a numeric origination address. The SMSC provides conversions to alphanumeric addresses on behalf of the ESME and the mobile.08-30-2012
20120220319AUTOMATIC DELIVERY OF MESSAGES - Using components such as intermediate short message service service centers and active subscriber identity systems, it is possible to deliver a message to a subscriber at a number different from the number which was entered by the message's sender at the time the message was sent. These components can also be used to deliver the message in the event that the sender is unavailable at the time the message is originally sent. Communications between components can be performed in a variety of manners, including using proprietary IP protocols, and the components can be configured to take responsibility for retrying message delivery by providing a delivery confirmation once the message reaches them, rather than providing delivery confirmation once it reaches its ultimate recipient.08-30-2012
20120264462METHOD, SYSTEM AND EQUIPMENT FOR IMPLEMENTING USSD SERVICE IN CDMA NETWORK - The present invention provides a method for implementing an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) service in a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network, which is implemented based on a mobile intelligent network service and a flash message service. A Mobile Switching Center (MSC) triggers the mobile intelligent network service, a Service Control Point (SCP) determines an operation type code of the current step according to a user identification and a USSD access code and performs a corresponding operation, and at the same time constructs short message content associated with the operation type code of the current step, and transmits the short message content to a Mobile Station (MS) by way of the flash message. The present invention also correspondingly provides a system and device for implementing a USSD service in a CDMA network. By providing an operation prompt, the present invention realizes real-time message interaction, and reduces user's misoperation effectively.10-18-2012
20120264465GENERATION AND DELIVERY OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT-ADAPTATION NOTIFICATIONS - A method for conditioning multimedia containers to be compatible with decoding facilities of receivers of diverse types is disclosed. Content of a multimedia container may include components of different encoding formats. Container conditioning also detects and, where feasible, removes undesirable insertions within each content component of a multimedia container. A content component of a container may be filtered, re-encoded, or deleted. Notifications indicating conditions of a container and any modifications performed are appended to the container. A notification may be presented in at least one form compatible with characteristics of a respective receiver. An editing engine implementing the method is associated with a network entity to which multimedia containers are directed. The editing engine accesses a receiver database storing information on several types of receivers and a repository of notification templates encoded in several forms.10-18-2012
20120264463FITNESS APPLICATIONS OF A WIRELESS DEVICE - Methods and systems for use in connection with a fitness routine and/or an exercise apparatus. In one such method, fitness information is stored in a fitness analysis system and operative communication is established with an exercise apparatus and/or a wireless communication device. A fitness information request is received at the fitness analysis system, and the system sends a setting associated with the exercise apparatus to facilitate a workout using an exercise apparatus. The system receives exercise information corresponding to the workout, and updates fitness information during the workout. The updated fitness information is analyzed to generate associated with the exercise apparatus to facilitate a subsequent workout.10-18-2012
20120264461METHOD FOR GATHERING A RESPONSE OR RESPONSES TO A QUESTION FORMULATED BY A CALL SET-UP ON A TELEPHONE NETWORK - The invention concerns a telephone network to transmit an instant text message via one or more telephone calls to one or more correspondents, in order to gather almost instantaneously responses to the message.10-18-2012
20120264464PERSONALIZATION CONTENT SHARING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for a downloadable personalization content manager to present media content on a communication device of a user includes the downloadable personalization content manager receiving video content and in response to a non-call activating event, the downloadable personalization content manager enabling presentation of said video content to take precedence over the activating of other applications for said non-call activating event.10-18-2012
20120083297AUTOMATICALLY ENABLING THE FORWARDING OF INSTANT MESSAGES - Techniques are described for forwarding an instant message addressed to an intended instant messaging recipient to the recipient's mobile telephone when the recipient's mobile telephone number is known to the instant message sender. In one example, an instant message is forwarded to the intended recipient's mobile telephone number when the instant message sender's contact information for the intended recipient includes an instant message address (e.g., a screen name or other type of instant message identifier) and a mobile telephone number, without dependence upon the intended recipient' s presence on the instant message (IM) system or through actual login or registration with an IM forwarding service. In another example, an instant message addressed to an intended instant messaging recipient is forwarded to the recipient's mobile telephone when the recipient is known to the instant message sender.04-05-2012
20120083295TRANSMISSION OF HANDWRITING OVER SMS PROTOCOL - The invention provides a method of transmitting a handwriting pattern over Simple Message Service (SMS), comprising the steps of: (a) normalizing a set of points forming the handwriting pattern to produce a homogenized set of points representing the handwriting pattern; (b) compressing the homogenized set of points into a data stream; and (c) encoding the data stream for transmission using SMS.04-05-2012
20120083294INTEGRATED IMAGE DETECTION AND CONTEXTUAL COMMANDS - An image is received by a data processing system. A text recognition module identifies textual information in the image. A data detection module identifies a pattern in the textual information and determines a data type of the pattern. A user interface provides a user with a contextual processing command option based on the data type of the pattern in the textual information.04-05-2012
20120225679METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DYNAMICALLY LEARNING DIAMETER BINDING INFORMATION - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for dynamically learning Diameter binding information are disclosed. According to one method, the method comprises receiving one or more response messages associated with the one or more Diameter signaling messages, determining, based on information contained in the one or more response messages, whether at least one of the one or more network service nodes was able to successfully process the one or more Diameter signaling messages, and generating, in response to determining that at least one of the one or more network service nodes was able to successfully process at least one of the one or more Diameter request messages, a Diameter binding record that associates the identification information and the at least one of the one or more network service nodes.09-06-2012
20120258742Techniques for Unified Messaging - Techniques involving unified messaging and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe receiving a message at a web service from a messaging client and identifying a communication device that includes telephone functionality and is configured to format the message as a short messaging service (SMS) message. The SMS message may be identified by a phone number associated with the communication device. The message may then be sent to the communication device for automatic transmission of the SMS message by the communication device over a phone network.10-11-2012
20120258744Mobile Terminal and Method and System for Establishing IP Connection between Mobile Terminals - A method and system for establishing an Internet Protocol (IP) connection between mobile terminals and a mobile terminal for establishing an IP connection are disclosed. The method includes: a request terminal sending a request short message to a called terminal; the called terminal getting the program name by parse, searching out a corresponding end-to-end program in an end-to-end program list and displays it to a user after the request short message is detected and the user chooses to receive the short message; the end-to-end program of the called terminal sending a network connection request after the user starts the end-to-end program and inputs the IP address of the short message text; the end-to-end program of the request terminal performing an IP-based data interaction with the called terminal when the network connection request is monitored. This technical solution can establish an end-to-end IP connection between two mobile terminals rapidly and conveniently.10-11-2012
20120258745COMMUNICATION NETWORK TERMINAL SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF APPLICATIONS - A method includes transferring data between a mobile station for communicating over a mobile communications network and a server in the Internet having a connection to the mobile communications network. The transfer of data includes providing at least a portion of a page on the Internet in the form of code, the code including a telephone number of the mobile station as hidden information, receiving the code in the mobile station in a first user message where the first user message is a short message service message, and interpreting the code in the mobile station to cause the mobile station to display information corresponding to the page on the Internet on the mobile station, wherein the information to be displayed on the mobile station does not include the hidden information.10-11-2012
20120190388METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING A MULTIMEDIA OBJECT WITHIN AN INSTANT MESSAGING SESSION AT A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In one embodiment, a processor-readable medium stores code representing instructions that when executed cause a processor to receive a first signal at a mobile device, the first signal including a mobile instant message having inline image data, the inline image data defining an image. The processor-readable medium stores code further representing instructions that when executed cause the processor to receive an edit command associated with the image and send a second signal, the second signal including a mobile instant message having a directive based at least in part on the edit command.07-26-2012
20090017849VOICE OVER SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A method of operating a mobile communication device, the method involving: over a wireless messaging channel receiving a text message that contains a non-text representation of an utterance; extracting the non-text representation from the text message; synthesizing an audio representation of the spoken utterance from the non-text representation; and playing the synthesized audio representation through an audio output device on the mobile communication device.01-15-2009
20090017847Buddy-Based Cross-Carrier Messaging System - A buddy-based, cross-carrier mobile phone based text messaging server, system and method is disclosed. A table of subscribers cross referenced against buddy subscribers who have opted in to receive text messages (SMS) is maintained. Where a recipient subscriber is not yet registered as a buddy subscriber, the server sends a message asking if the recipient subscriber wants to become a buddy subscriber of the sending subscriber. If the recipient subscriber opts-in, the recipient subscriber is added to the table as a buddy subscriber, and thereafter will be forwarded all messages through the service, sent from the particular sending subscriber, until the buddy subscriber opts-out. The invention ensures a near one to one correspondence of in/out SMS for participating mobile phone networks, and avoids any one network being overloaded with spam messaging.01-15-2009
20110124354MOBILE PHONE TERMINAL - Abstract: According to a mobile phone apparatus 05-26-2011
20110124353METHOD TO CONVERT AND SHARE SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MESSAGES ON WEBSITES - The present invention relates to a computer program product and method of use thereof that converts short message service (SMS) message content, including but not limited to, text messages, photos, web links to articles, and advertisements, so that the content can be posted on websites.05-26-2011
20120231821VEHICLE TELEMATICS COMMUNICATION FOR PROVIDING HANDS-FREE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - A system and method for providing a vehicle occupant with hands-free usage of text messaging services over a mobile phone via a vehicle telematics unit. The method enables a vehicle occupant to send and receive communication messages such as text messages in a hands-free manner. For sending text messages, a spoken communication message is received from the occupant at the vehicle and sent to a call center for conversion to a text message using a speech to text server. The converted text message is then sent to the mobile phone for texting to the intended recipient. Received text messages can be sent from the mobile phone to the telematics unit, converted to speech and played audibly to the occupant in the vehicle.09-13-2012
20130172024Managing forwarded electronic messages - Communicating between electronic devices involves sending messages between the electronic devices. An original message having an original source indicator and an intended destination indicator identified is sent. A reply to that original message is sent by the recipient of the original message. The reply message has a reply source indicator and a reply destination indicator. A communication based on the reply message is sent. The communication based on the reply message has a reply source indicator that is the same as the intended destination indicator identified by the sender of the original message. In one example, a message is sent from computer operating an instant messaging program and forwarded to a mobile telephone. The reply sent from the mobile telephone is provided to the sender of the original message without revealing the telephone number of the mobile telephone to which the original instant message was forwarded.07-04-2013
20130172025Managing forwarded electronic messages - Communicating between electronic devices involves sending messages between the electronic devices. An original message having an original source indicator and an intended destination indicator identified is sent. A reply to that original message is sent by the recipient of the original message. The reply message has a reply source indicator and a reply destination indicator. A communication based on the reply message is sent. The communication based on the reply message has a reply source indicator that is the same as the intended destination indicator identified by the sender of the original message. In one example, a message is sent from computer operating an instant messaging program and forwarded to a mobile telephone. The reply sent from the mobile telephone is provided to the sender of the original message without revealing the telephone number of the mobile telephone to which the original instant message was forwarded.07-04-2013
20090280844MODULAR TRANSCODING PIPELINE - A modular transcoder software system for transcoding a multimedia message includes a collection of software modules and objects for the dynamic construction of a series of complex, related or unrelated operations in the form of a transcoding pipeline. The transcoding pipeline provides a hierarchy of operations, such that they can be organized and optimized with the aim of being able to execute the entire hierarchy in a single pass. Additionally, external plugins can customize the mechanism of building the pipeline by altering, adding to, or removing construction knowledge.11-12-2009
20100323726REPORTING METHOD FOR A DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A reporting method for a data transmission device within a sensing region that comprises at least one data transmission device(s) for receiving a sensed data from a sensor device, transmitting the sensed data to a server, and broadcasting a message. Furthermore, the data transmission device enters a listening state for receiving the sensed data from the sensor device. If the data transmission device does not receive the message from any of the other data transmission device(s), will enter a reporting state for transmitting the sensed data and broadcasting the message. In addition, the data transmission device enters a sleeping state, if a reporting counter equals to zero. Therefore, the power wastage of the data transmission devices can be reduced.12-23-2010
20080299997SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING IMAGES USING AN UPLOAD MENU - There is disclosed a system and method for uploading an image file to an image repository from a mobile handheld communications device having an integrated camera. In an embodiment, the method comprises: upon determining capture of an image using the integrated camera, automatically initiating an image upload module; configuring the image upload module to display an image upload user interface having user selectable image upload settings; and upon receiving user instructions, uploading the image file to the image repository with the selected image upload settings. The upload settings may be preselected and the device may be preauthorized to access an account on the image repository.12-04-2008
20080300000Methods And Apparatus For Delivering A Message To Two Or More Associated Wireless Communication Devices - Methods and apparatus for use in delivering a message, such as a Short Message Service (SMS) message, simultaneously to two or more associated wireless communication devices are described. In one illustrative example, a request to deliver an SMS message to a first wireless communication device identified by a first address is received. In response to the request, the SMS message is delivered to the first wireless communication device as well as to a second wireless communication device identified by a second address different from the first address. In one preferred scenario, the first and the second wireless devices are possessed by the same end user so that SMS messages can be received regardless of which device is being used at any given moment. The method may be executed by a server in the wireless network or, alternatively, by the wireless communication device itself.12-04-2008
20080299999SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING MULTIMEDIA MESSAGES IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for generating multimedia messaging on a mobile device. The system includes a multimedia tool, and a user interface associated with the multimedia tool. The user interface is configured to permit a user to select a plurality of media objects and identify an order in which the plurality of objects are to be arranged. The multimedia tool is then configured to assemble the plurality of media objects into a multimedia message, select a format in which the multimedia message is to be transmitted, and transmit the message to at least one intended destination in the selected format.12-04-2008
20080299998APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for providing information for multimedia messaging service (MMS) in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes: receiving an MMS message having free of charge reply information; and displaying the free of charge reply information on the display unit. Periodically, the portable terminal reminds a user of the free of charge reply information, so that the user does lose advantages from failing to read the charge reply information.12-04-2008
20110003604Dynamic pattern elimination based compression method for text-based signaling protocols - This disclosure describes a dynamic pattern elimination compression method to eliminate redundant patterns, the content of which is not known a priori, by identifying the candidate dynamic patterns and marking them, then checking to see if there are any duplicate occurrences within the entire message by searching for markers, if a marker is found, checking to see if the pattern occurred before, if not, assigning a unique variable to the pattern, if so replacing the pattern with the variable that was assigned for this pattern, and if a pattern is found only once, removing the variable assigned to it.01-06-2011
20110034188AUTOMATIC SPREAD OF APPLICATIONS - The present invention relates to a method in a first communications device for sharing an application with a second communication device. The method comprises the steps of: Sending a first short message service (SMS) to the second device. The first SMS comprises a link to a place from where the application can be downloaded into the second device. The first SMS comprises an identity for the second device to use for initiating an IP connection between the first device and the second device and the second device. The method comprises the further step of being connected by the second device for setting up an IP connection between the first device and the second device. The method comprises the further step of communicating with the second device in an IP connection sharing the application.02-10-2011
20120322471MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SHORT MESSAGE - The disclosure provides a mobile phone for processing short message and a short message processing method adapted for the mobile phone. The method includes steps: receiving a short message, the short message includes a sender and content, evaluating whether a sender of the received short message is a contact from the phone book. If a sender of the received short message is a name from the phone book or a name in the phone book is searched from the content of the short message when a sender of the received short message is not a name from the phone book. Evaluating whether the content of the short message includes contact information, if yes, evaluating whether the contact information has been recorded in a contact represented by the name in the phone book; and if no, recording the contact information as the contact.12-20-2012
20110045853Telecommunication system and method for transferring SMS messages between terminals and intelligent network services - A telecommunication system for transferring SMS messages between a first terminal and at least one second terminal or intelligent network service. The system comprises a mobile telecommunication system (02-24-2011
20110045852SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING CAMERA-EQUIPPED CELLULAR TELEPHONES - A system and method for exchanging information relating to an electronic image. An image of interest is recorded with a camera-equipped cellular telephone. A cellular telephone network is utilized to transmit the recorded image to at least one remote server. The image is decoded at the remote server to generate a corresponding dataset. The dataset is processed at the remote server in a predetermined manner to generate a response corresponding to the dataset. The response is sent from the remote server to the cellular telephone by means of the cellular network.02-24-2011
20110045851AD-HOC GROUP FORMATION FOR USERS OF MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - Systems and methods for ad-hoc group formation for users of mobile computing devices are described. The systems and methods include a communication server and mobile computing devices. Each of the communication server and the mobile computing devices includes a processor and a storage medium embedded with instructions that are executable by the processor. The communication server facilitates the communication of text messages received from the mobile computing device to a group of mobile computing devices without intervention by an owner of the group of mobile computing devices.02-24-2011
20110045850Wireless Terminal and Method for Processing Contact Information - A method for processing contact information includes setting a contact information list on a display; selecting a piece of contact information from the contact information list; binding the selected contact information to a specific area of the display; obtaining service information corresponding to the contact information, and displaying the service information on the specific area of the display.02-24-2011
20120322472MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE DELIVERY PLATFORM - A multimedia message delivery platform provides multimedia content to one or more users coupled in communication with the platform. The platform receives and stores the multimedia content, and communicates the multimedia content to the users. The users include wireless communication devices. The platform sends one or more notification messages to the users indicating availability of the multimedia content, and receives one or more response messages to the notifications messages from the users, and selectively directs the response messages to initiate supply of the multimedia content to the users, wherein the multimedia content is selected based upon information included in the notification messages. A parameter-limited regime, for example a time-limited regime, can be applied for receiving the response messages to the notification messages. Alternative multimedia content can be provided if the response messages are received outside the parameter-limited regime.12-20-2012
20120270580System and Methods for Integrating Short Message Service Messaging with Contact Center Applications - A system for routing short message service (SMS) messages to endpoints in a contact center includes a first node for receiving SMS message streams from multiple sources operating variant protocols and for multiplexing the multiple streams into a single message stream following a universal protocol, a media gateway server connected to the first node for receiving the single message stream and for forwarding individual ones of the messages therein to individual ones of a plurality of connected servers, and a router connected to at least one of the connected servers for routing individual messages represented therein to individual ones of a plurality of network-supported endpoint devices.10-25-2012
20120270578System and Method for Graphical Expression During Text Messaging Communications - A system and method are described herein that allow computing device users to convey emotional expressions graphically to other computing device users during a text messaging session. During the text messaging session, users run a text messaging application on their respective computing devices, each storing in memory a library of graphical expressions. A sender transmits a graphical expression by triggering a sensor which causes an expression command to be sent to the recipient. The expression command identifies for the application running on the recipient's computing device the graphical expression to retrieve from the memory of the recipient's computing device. The graphical expression is then displayed on the recipient's computing device using avatars that represent the sender and the recipient.10-25-2012
20120270576SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PARTNERED MEDIA STREAMING - A system and method for delivering a content stream, for example, deadline driven (live) content stream or non-deadline driven (pre-stored) content stream, from a content source to a content player associates a plurality of smartphones with a partnered smartphone group that share their resources for delivering the content stream transmitted from the content source based on a partnership profile stored in a partnership profile storage device. A content segmentation process is executed at a segmentation processing node that converts the content stream into a plurality of content segments according to a segmentation rule. The plurality of content segments are transmitted to the partnered smart phone group over a first plurality of communication links and the plurality of content segments from the smartphone group are transmitted towards the content player over a second plurality of communication links. The transmission over the second plurality of communication links is based on information stored in the partnership profile that specify at least one condition information for at least one of the plurality of smartphones to share its resource with resources of one or more other smartphones of the plurality of smartphones.10-25-2012
20120270579METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PUSH SERVICE - An apparatus and a method for managing a push service used by an application, and a recording medium storing a program source for the method which includes, when there is a request for use of a push service from an application installed in a mobile station, determining whether another application using the push service exists, determining a message type of a message to be transmitted to a push server to make a push service registration request depending on the determination of another application using the push service, and configuring a message for a push service registration request according to a determined message type and transmitting the configured message to the push server.10-25-2012
20120322470Generic Business Notifications for Mobile Devices - The present disclosure involves systems and computer-implemented methods for providing generic push notifications to mobile devices. One process includes monitoring at least one business process for an occurrence of a triggering event. In response to the occurrence of the triggering event, at least one parameter associated with the particular triggering event is identified. A user associated with the at least one business process and the particular triggering event is identified, and a message for the user is generated, where the generated message identifies a mobile business application associated with the particular triggering event and includes the at least one identified parameter. The generated message can then be sent to a mobile device associated with the user. In some instances, the generated message may be an SMS message, and can include embedded code to allow the mobile device to launch the identified mobile business application.12-20-2012
20120322473SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING A RESPONSE FROM A MOBILE STATION - Mobile stations, methods, functionality, and articles of manufactures enable mobile stations to automatically respond to a messaging service message. An application is stored and executed on a mobile station. The application provides functionality to determine response message content for use by the application, receive a mobile messaging service message, and respond automatically, without interaction by the end-user of the mobile station, send a response to the received mobile messaging service message containing the message content for the sender of the received mobile messaging service message. The automatic response application may be user activated or automatically activated under various circumstances including at a specific time, on a regularly scheduled basis, upon detection of movement faster than a predetermined speed, or upon detection of the station being in a mobile vehicle.12-20-2012
20120322468INTERFACE BETWEEN RESTFUL WEB SERVICES AND PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORKS FOR TEXT MESSAGING - Systems and methods are disclosed for interfacing RESTful web applications with packet-switched networks for text messaging. One embodiment comprises a system that handles a Mobile Terminated (MT) text message from a web application to a packet-switched network. The system receives a RESTful send operation for sending the MT text message from the web application. The system converts the RESTful send operation for the MT text message to a send request that is based on a signaling protocol used by the packet switched network, such as SIP, SMPP, or MAP. The system then transmits the send request for the MT text message to the packet-switched network for delivery of the MT text message to a recipient.12-20-2012
20120322469INTERFACE BETWEEN WEB APPLICATIONS FOR TEXT MESSAGING AND PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORKS - Systems and methods are disclosed for interfacing SMS/MMS web applications with packet-switched networks. One embodiment comprises a system that handles a Mobile Terminated (MT) text message from a web application to a packet-switched network. The system receives a send command for the MT text message from the web application. The send command is based on a standard used by the web application, such as Parlay X. The system converts the send command for the MT text message to a SIP send request, and transmits the SIP send request for the MT text message to a packet-switched network for delivery to a recipient.12-20-2012
20080305814MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELETING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE MESSAGES - A mobile communication device includes a receiver, a detector, an analyzer, and a deleting module. The receiver is used for receiving short message service messages, and storing the short message service messages in a message record. The detector is used for detecting an occupying space of the short message service messages, and generating a signal if the occupying space is greater than a predetermined volume. The analyzer is used for storing a plurality of message deletion rates of short message service messages and a deletion time, and generating a delete command according to the signal and the message deletion rates or to the signal and the deletion time. The deleting module is used for receiving the delete command, and deleting pending short message service messages according to the delete command. A method for automatically deleting short message service messages from the mobile communication device is also provided.12-11-2008
20110223946Central Unit, Terminal Unit, System and Method for Downloading a Light Pattern - In one embodiment, a central unit, particularly for use in a network, has a memory (09-15-2011
20110223945METHOD TO PROVIDE AN OPTION TO THE CUSTOMER RELATION MANAGEMENT (CRM) USER TO SELECT FROM A LIST OF SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) GATEWAYS FROM THE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI) BEFORE SENDING OUT AN SMS MESSAGE - A method and system to transmit SMS message to an SMS Gateway (belonging to selected Service Provider) selected from a list on the GUI component of the CRM application, depending upon the geographical location of the Customer is disclosed. The GUI component provides a list of configured Service Providers that may be selected before sending outbound SMS message to a recipient. A unique Service Provider identifier is assigned to each of the configured Service Provider belonging to Customer's network/country. Depending upon the geographical location of the Customer, the Service Provider is selected from the list on the GUI component and the SMS message is transmitted to the customer wherein the method identifies the SMS Gateway to which it has to connect, and transmits the SMS message. The method internally fetches the details of SMS Gateway based on Service Provider ID and uses it to communicate with the appropriate SMS Gateway.09-15-2011
20100248759Provision of Messaging Services From a Video Messaging System for Video Compatible and Non-video Compatible Equipment - A telecommunications system that supports the provision of video messaging, yet maintains compatibility and operation with user equipment that is not capable of processing, receiving or rendering video content. Based on the type of user equipment, as well as user selected options, network configurations and status, and class-of-service characteristics, the telecommunications systems can revise the manner in which content is provided to the user equipment. Variations in the content provision include providing synchronized audio and video content, audio content only, video content only, video content with closed-captioning and closed-captioning only.09-30-2010
20110237280User Interface and Method for Viewing Short Messages on a Wireless Device - A method is performed by an electronic communication device. The method includes storing electronic messages, and storing criteria for determining whether a stored message is related to a current message. A current electronic message is displayed to, a user of the communication device, including the current message's outside address and message body. The relevance of each of the stored messages to the current message is assessed based on the previously-stored criteria. Those messages that meet the criteria are selected and displayed along with the current message.09-29-2011
20100203910SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A UNIVERSAL MESSAGING GATEWAY (UMG) - The system and method for implementing a Universal Messaging Gateway (UMG) disclosed herewith provides telecommunications Network Operators (NO) and like related parties with innovative and flexible art for delivering domestic and foreign network originated Multi-media traffic and/or, more generally, interactive and/or synchronous mobile text and related telecommunications messaging or information services to a large number of related receiving telecommunications network equipment (as ESMEs and/or SMS-Cs in relation to SMS traffic).08-12-2010
20100203909SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE VOICE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES WHILE MAINTAINING MEMBER PRIVACY - A method includes providing a social-networking service to a plurality of members over a first network. Each member of the plurality of members is identified to others of the plurality of members by a public member identifier (ID). The plurality of members includes a first member and a second member. The method also includes, for each member of the first member and the second member, registering personal contact information that uniquely identifies the member on a second network. The method also includes receiving a connection request from the first member to connect to the second member over the second network. The method also includes soliciting a connection response from the second member over the second network. The method also includes connecting the first member and the second member as directed by the connection response without revealing the personal contact information for the first member and the second member.08-12-2010
20100203908MOBILE TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit establishing a first communication session with a first entity and a second communication session with a second entity, a display displaying a plurality of windows including a first window and a second window, a memory storing a merging menu, and a controller controlling the display to display the first window related to the first communication session and the second window related to the second communication session, the controller generating a third window including the first communication session and the second communication session in response to a an input and controlling the display to display the third window further including the first entity and the second entity.08-12-2010
20100203907METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING 3G SERVICES BY SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A method of providing third-generation (3G) communication services using Short Message Service (SMS) messages is disclosed. When there is a request for a communication call to a called terminal by a calling terminal, a service server constructs an SMS message including the called terminal's reception information and 3G content information, and transmits it to the calling terminal. The calling terminal displays the called terminal's reception information, and activates and displays supportable service items. When the voice communication is selected from the service items, the voice communication is performed with the called terminal. When the video communication is selected, the video communication is performed with the called terminal. When the 3G content is selected, the service server in which corresponding 3G content is located is accessed, packet data is transmitted and received, and voice communication is performed with the called terminal.08-12-2010
20100234052MESSAGING USING A CODED SURFACE - A method of sending a message using a print medium is disclosed. A tag on a surface of the print medium is sensed using a sensor module. The surface includes a plurality of tags with each tag encoding an identifier which uniquely identifies the surface and a position with respect to the surface. From the tag sensed by the sensor module the identifier and the position with respect to the surface of the tag sensed by the sensor module are determined. A communications address is obtained, using the identifier and the position, from a database where the communications address is indexed by the identifier and the position. A message editor in a communications device is then opened, with a current message being addressed to the communications address.09-16-2010
20100234051ACCESSORY TRANSCEIVER FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile device can connect with a wired or wireless network through an accessory transceiver. In some embodiments, the mobile device can receive user input through the user interface and can connect with a network using the accessory transceiver. The mobile device and the accessory transceiver can be physically coupled together using a cable or other connector (e.g., USB connector), or the mobile device and the accessory transceiver can be wirelessly coupled together using a wireless protocol (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi). Moreover, in to connect with one network and can use an accessory transceiver to connect with a different network.09-16-2010
20100234050System and Method for Peer-To-Peer Staging of a Mobile Device - A system comprising a first mobile device and a second mobile device. The first mobile device includes a memory and an output arrangement. The memory stores a staging profile. The staging profile is used to configure at least a portion of the first mobile device. The second mobile device includes an input arrangement. The input arrangement obtains the staging profile from the output arrangement. At least a portion of the second mobile device is configured using the staging profile.09-16-2010
20110250910APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PERFORMING MEASUREMENTS LOGGING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for performing measurements logging in a mobile communications system is provided. An user equipment receives a first measurement configuration message including a first measurement configuration and receives a second measurement configuration message. The user equipment discards the first measurement configuration upon receiving the second measurement configuration message.10-13-2011
20110250909REGISTERING CLIENT COMPUTING DEVICES FOR ONLINE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - Registering a client computing device for online communication sessions. A registration server receives a message that has a push token that is unique to the client computing device and a phone number of the client computing device from an SMS (Short Message Service) transit device, which received an SMS message having the push token from the client computing device and determined the phone number of the client computing device from that SMS message. The registration server associates the push token and the phone number and stores it in a registration data store, which is used for inviting users for online communication sessions.10-13-2011
20120088530Short message distribution center - A message distribution center (MDC) is interposed between content providers and a wireless carrier to subjectively examine and direct messages via SMTP based on desired rules (e.g., non-peak hours, paying subscribers only, etc.) using standard SMTP Gateway and other well-known protocols. The MDC includes a queue for each subscriber. A provider is informed through conventional SMTP protocol messages when a short message has been accepted. If the carrier has specifically disallowed service for a particular MIN, the content provider is informed through an SMTP interchange that the recipient is invalid. An MDC provides a single mechanism for interacting with subscribers of multiple carriers, regardless of each carrier's underlying infrastructure. An MDC can protect a carrier's SS7 network by intelligently throttling messages and configuring network friendly message delivery parameters. A content provider preferably communicates with the MDC using SMTP protocol messages. The MDC preferably communicates with wireless carriers using RMI/SMPP techniques.04-12-2012
20120088529PERSONALIZED MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SYSTEM - A method for providing a personalized multimedia messaging service, wherein the method includes obtaining an MMS message. Recipient according to preferences of the at least one targeted recipient, thereby producing a personalized MMS message, and transmitting the personalized MMS message to the at least one targeted recipient indicate that the at least one targeted recipient is not interested in receiving the personalized MMS message.04-12-2012
20120088528Method and System for Short Message Termination Traffic Control - The present invention discloses a method for controlling short message terminated flow, including: a process that a SMS message center setting a terminated flow control threshold of a mobile switching center and controlling the terminated flow according to the threshold; the process including a step of the SMS message center dynamically setting the terminated flow control threshold according to the operation blocking level of short message service of the mobile switching center. The present invention also discloses a system for controlling short message terminated flow. With the SMS message center dynamically adjusting the terminated flow control threshold according to the load condition of the short message service of the mobile switching center, the present invention achieves adaptive terminated flow control of the mobile switching center and improves effectiveness of the flow control.04-12-2012
20120088527Systems and Methods for Sharing Threaded Conversations on Mobile Communications Devices - Embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for sharing threaded conversations on mobile communications devices. In one embodiment, a method may include: receiving, at a service provider system, a message containing a thread file associated with a forwarded message thread from a forwarding party mobile communications device, wherein the thread file comprises message text and sender information obtained from each of multiple text messages in the forwarded message thread, and wherein the message identifies at least one new recipient; identifying the message as containing a thread file; generating and associating a unique thread identifier with the thread file; and transmitting the thread file with the unique thread identifier over a wireless network for delivery to the at least one new recipient for display of the forwarded message thread.04-12-2012
20120329488Instant Messaging and Presence Services - A mobile telephone terminal provides a user with a selectable option to transfer a telephone call to an instant messaging session and to transfer an instant messaging session to a telephone call. A presence attribute indicator for a first party is displayed with an entry associated with the telephone number of the first party. A user has a selectable option for initiating instant messaging with the party. The mobile telephone provides a customised menu of selectable options for initiating communication. The menu is dependent upon received presence attribute information. A calendar application can store the content of an instant messaging dialogue in an appointment record. When an application accesses a stored telephone number of a party the stored instant messaging address of that party is automatically accessed and when the application accesses a stored instant messaging address of a party, the stored telephone number of that party is automatically accessed.12-27-2012
20120329490WIRELESS TELEPHONY DEVICE WITH BREATH ANALYSIS SENSOR AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A wireless telephony device includes a memory that stores at least one telephony application. A processor executes the telephony application to process at least one telephone call via a wireless telephony network in response to commands of a user. A breath analyzing sensor analyzes a breath of the user in conjunction with the at least one telephone call and generates breath analysis test data in response thereto. The telephony application generates a breath analysis test message, based on the breath analysis test data and transmits the breath analysis test message via the wireless telephony network.12-27-2012
20120329491Mobile-Originated to HTTP Communications - A mobile device-to-HTTP protocol gateway (MHG) which translates between Wireless Mobile Originated commands from an SMSC, and an application server on the Internet. A wireless Internet gateway establishes communications with one or more relevant SMSCs using standard format SMPP commands, and the MHG utilizes HTTP protocol POST messages to post short messages originated at the mobile device to a particular URL. Return results are received by the MHG via HTTP protocol messages, translated to SMPP messages, and forwarded back to the SMSC for delivery to the mobile device. The wireless Internet Gateway communicates with the MHG using RMI protocol commands. An MHG in the present invention enables a developer to create mobile applications using standard web development tools. The MHG allows standard format command messages to be used throughout the pathway between a mobile device and an application program on a web IP server at a particular URL.12-27-2012
20120329496Apparatus and Methods for Communicating Text Messages Using Multiple Communication Modes - An apparatus and methods for communicating text messages to the recipients' communication devices utilizes multiple communication modes, including, but not limited to, network-based and non-network based communication modes or methods. Generally, the network-based communication mode utilizes a messaging communication network to communicate text messages over relatively large distances and the non-network-based communication mode utilizes a proximity communication transport mechanism to communicate text messages over relatively small distances. The non-network communication transport mechanism includes, for example, the Bluetooth proximity communication transport mechanism and/or the unlicensed free radio spectrum. The apparatus is operable in either of the communication modes or in an auto-select communication mode in which the apparatus initially attempts to communicate text messages via a proximity communication transport mechanism and if unsuccessful, subsequently communicates text messages via a messaging communication network. The apparatus is configurable to operate in any of the communication modes.12-27-2012
20120329492System for SMS Based Ticket Number Service Over Femtocell Access Point - A Femtocell Access Point (FAP) is used to provision a ticket number service. Customers approach the FAP and are given a ticket number indicating their place in the queue through an SMS message. Follow up SMS messages are sent updating the customer of their current position in line, as well as when it is their turn. Statistics may be generated from information gathered at the FAP and sent to an external client module.12-27-2012
20120329493MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A messaging method using a mobile user terminal, the method including: creating, at the mobile user terminal, at least one graphical messaging symbol adapted to convey a meaning to a message recipient; preparing message content including at least one of the created graphical messaging symbols using the mobile terminal; and sending the message to a recipient via a communication network.12-27-2012
20120329489SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE SERVICES USING SMS COMMUNICATIONS - An enhanced services platform the platform includes an interface for receiving a communication from a user requesting a desired data. A response module parses the communication and retries the desired data. The platform arranges the desired data into a response message that is sent to the user. A user identifier database module stores information about the users in a user profile that including at least a preferences field and a preference value field identifying relative values of user preferences stored in the preference field, where when a preference having a higher ranking in the preference value field is non available, a second preference having a lower ranking in the preference value field is utilized.12-27-2012
20120329487COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A MESSAGE - According to one embodiment, a communication device is described that comprises a determining circuit configured to determine a type of an information indicated by a first message, wherein the first message is formed in accordance with a first transmission protocol; a selecting circuit configured to select a type of message according to a second transmission protocol based on the determined type of information; and a message generating circuit configured to generate a second message of the selected type according to the second transmission protocol indicating the information.12-27-2012
20120329495System and Method for Enabling Messages to be Sent While a Mobile Device is Out-of-Coverage - A system and method are provided that enable a mobile device when out-of-coverage and thus unable to send or receive messages to rely on other mobile devices which are also out-of-coverage as “hosts” for their outgoing messages such that when one of the hosts comes back into coverage the host mobile device (HMD) can send the outgoing messages on behalf of the originating or “source” mobile device (SMD). The system and method may comprise a pairing procedure to determine the suitability of a mobile device being an HMD according to criteria such as battery power, memory availability and whether the device is also out of coverage. When coming back into coverage, information is obtained from the data communication system to determine whether others have already sent messages that have been provided to host mobile devices.12-27-2012
20120329494METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENABLING MESSAGE RESPONSES TO INCOMING PHONE CALLS - A computing device is configured to receive an incoming communication from another computing device. The incoming communication may be for purpose of initiating a voice-exchange session. In response to receiving the incoming call, the computing device may identify or determine a message identifier of the other computing device. The message identifier is determined based at least in part on data provided with the incoming communication. The computing device may programmatically address a message to the other computing device using the message identifier determined from the incoming communication.12-27-2012
20120329486Delivering Wireless Information Associating to a Facility - Systems, methods, and apparatus may perform operations related to delivering wireless information associating to a facility. A message is received from a first mobile device with at least a portion of the message including information associated with a physical location. Based on the message, a facility based on the physical location is identified. The message may be associated with the facility. An indication is received that a second mobile device is proximate to the facility and engaged in a message browsing mode. Based on receiving the indication, the message may be presented to the second mobile device.12-27-2012
20120289262METHOD FOR PROVIDING VISUAL EFFECT MESSAGES AND ASSOCIATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TRANSMITTING END - A method for providing visual effect messages on a receiving end and associated transmitting end configuration is provided. At the transmitting end, visual effect positions and visual effects of messages are determined according to an input message. The visual effect positions and visual effect information are transmitted to the receiving end, and are displayed at the visual effect positions at the receiving end according to the visual information.11-15-2012
20120289261COMMUNICATION DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING INSTANT INFORMATION USING THE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In a method for process information using a communication device, a plurality of specific events of the communication device and sets a receiver number of a receiver device are set. A specific message comprising predetermined characters and state information of the communication device is complied, upon the condition that one of the specific events is triggered. The specific message is sent to the receiver device according to the receiver number.11-15-2012
20120289263System And Method For Providing Short Message Targeted Advertisements Over A Wireless Communications Network - A method and system for providing targeted advertisement information to consumers over a wireless communications network. In one embodiment, local advertisers register to advertise on wireless communications devices that are in close proximity to the advertiser. As a consumer enters a cell site that is near the location of the advertiser, the wireless network delivers a message to the wireless device specified by the local advertiser. An acknowledgement signal is then received by the network, and the local advertiser's account is charged for transmission of the advertisement. In a further embodiment, each of the messages stored in the database is also associated with one or more demographic codes, and users of wireless communications device select from one more demographic codes to describe their advertisement preferences. Messages to be transmitted to particular wireless communications devices are selected based upon both the location information and the demographic codes associated with the messages.11-15-2012
20120100876HANDS FREE TELEPHONE SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED TEXT MESSAGING CONFIGURATION - The invention relates to a communication system for in-vehicle systems, and in particular, to a wireless communication system for a hands free telephone system configured to received text messages. A remote source, such as a cell phone, PDA or the like, is used to modify, configure and add new messages and preference data on the communication system. The modified, configured and new messages are used to respond to messages received on the remote source and/or on the communication system.04-26-2012
20120289264TRANSMISSION FRAME AND RADIO UNIT WITH TRANSMISSION FRAME - For transmitting messages in a radiotelecommunications network from a first subscriber station, a transmission frame at least two data fields with data in a first data format transmitted in a first data field of the short message, and data in a second data format, different from the first data format, are transmitted in a second data field of the short message, a first identification code, which identifies a makeup of the short message, is transmitted il} the first data field and includes information about at least one of a number of data fields, one or more data formats of data in the data fields, and a size of the data fields, and in each of two data fields, one data-field-specific identification code, which identifies a makeup and content of the corresponding data field, per data field is transmitted.11-15-2012
20120289265REMOTE MESSAGING FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ACCESSORY - Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.11-15-2012
20120135760DATA MESSAGE PROCESSING - A method of processing data messages is disclosed. A mobile data message that is transmitted at least in part via a mobile communication network is received from a sending mobile device, wherein the mobile data message includes at least some message content generated at the sending mobile device. It is determined whether the mobile data message requires special handling at a compliance destination, wherein the compliance destination is neither the sending mobile device nor an intended recipient of the mobile data message. The mobile data message or a copy thereof is sent to the compliance destination if it is determined that the mobile data message requires special handling, wherein special handling is performed on the sent mobile data message or the copy thereof at the compliance destination.05-31-2012
20100167766INTEGRATED MIXED TRANSPORT MESSAGING SYSTEM - A computing device operates a plurality of messaging programs that use different messaging transports. The computing device includes processing resources that operate to provide a messaging database that interfaces with the plurality of messaging programs to record instances of incoming or outgoing messages using anyone of the plurality of messaging programs. The processing resources execute in connection with maintaining the messaging database in order to associate individual incoming messages or outgoing messages with either a new messaging thread or an existing messaging thread. The incoming messages and outgoing messages of each new or existing messaging thread being received or sent through any one of the plurality of messaging programs, so that the messaging threads can be mixed in the type of messages that are provided.07-01-2010
20100167765System and Method For Enhanced Application Server - A flexible, extensile, and dynamically configurable back-end Application Server environment that efficiently supports the ever-increasing range of activities for which mobile subscribers employ their wireless devices. The environment may operate within any number of entities within a messaging ecosystem including for example a service provider.07-01-2010
20130012246TEXT ALTERNATIVE TO ESTABLISHED VOICE CALL SESSION - Methods and systems are described wherein an initiating device sends a communication requesting a voice call session with a recipient device. In response, the initiating device receives a communication indicating that the initiating device can provide a text message instead of establishing the voice call session. In some cases, the communication may refuse the request voice call session, while in other cases the communication may simply indicate that the recipient device supports text messaging as an alternative to voice mail. As a result of the received communication, the initiating device outputs a text input prompt. After receiving text input in response to the prompt, the initiating device sends a text message containing the received text input.01-10-2013
20130012248DISPLAY OF SECURE MESSAGES ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile device for the display of messages includes a message viewer application for displaying segments of the message received from a server. The message can include content that is encoded in a first encoding that is renderable for display on the device, and the same content encoded in a second encoding. On determination that the received portion of the message includes a first part comprising content encoded in a first encoding and is renderable for display, first displayable portion of the message content, the server is signalled to halt forwarding further segments of the message.01-10-2013
20130012247HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING AUTOMATIC MOBILE PHONE NUMBER MANAGEMENT, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A method of updating information included in a handheld device user's contact entry included in a global address list wherein the device stores information of a first type, such as a mobile phone, SMS or MMS number or a PIN. The method includes determining whether the information of a first type has been modified from a first stored piece of information to a second stored piece of information, and generating a message including the second stored piece of information and sending the message to a computer system of the organization if it is determined that the information of a first type has been modified. The computer system stores the second stored piece of information in response to receipt of the message by the computer system for subsequent access by a requesting party. Also provided is an improved handheld electronic device having one or more routines adapted to implement the method.01-10-2013
20130012245APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for writing a message and transmitting the same in a mobile terminal are provided. A keyword analyzer analyzes an input keyword written in a messaging window. A clip manager retrieves contents corresponding to the analyzed input keyword from pre-stored contents, and extracts and stores the retrieved contents as a multimedia clip that may be included within the message in place of the keyword. The contents can be music/video files pre-stored in the mobile terminal or stored on a remote server. The extracted multimedia clip corresponds to a portion of the music/video contents containing the keyword.01-10-2013
20120149409CUSTOMIZABLE MOBILE MESSAGE SERVICES - In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, at a mobile device, a first service command and a second service command; sending the first service command from the mobile device to a server; sending the second service command from the mobile device to a server; receiving, at the mobile device, first service results corresponding to the first service command; receiving, at the mobile device, second service results corresponding to the second service command; combining the first service results with the second service results; and displaying the combined service results on the mobile device.06-14-2012
20120149406PERSONALIZED CHANNEL SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM, REAL-TIME CHANNEL SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD, AND PERSONALIZED CHANNEL SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM METHOD - The present invention relates to a technology of maintaining and managing a contents push channel using a smart phone, and more particularly, to a personalized channel service providing system, real-time channel service providing method, and a personalized channel service providing method capable of maintaining and managing a personalized contents channel using a portable smart phone and timely using personalized contents by pushing to devices having a large display such as TV, etc., if necessary.06-14-2012
20120149405Methods and Apparatus for Managing Messages - Methods and apparatus for managing messages may include receiving at a mobile device a message, such as a short message service (SMS) message. The methods and apparatus may further include determining a message priority for the message by comparing a source of the message with a set of rules defining the message priority. The methods and apparatus may further include determining one or more groups for the messages based upon the priority and placing the messages into the determined groups.06-14-2012
20120149404Enhanced Delivery of Messaging Data Traffic - Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for delivering enhanced message content to subscribers and for overcoming common incompatibilities found in message delivery mechanisms. Exemplary embodiments, of the present subject disclosure profile an intended recipient's network capabilities, the intended recipient's device, and/or the recipient's service feature profile. This profile is leveraged to predictively and adaptively adjust the subsequent enhanced message content delivery process. Further, content modification can be applied for those cases where there is a defined mismatch that can be handled in order to facilitate delivery of the substance of the enhanced content. Finally, in cases where the content needs to be delivered intact to the intended recipient, but where the recipient network, the recipient's device and/or the recipient's service profile do not allow for delivery, the content may be delivered to an alternative device or system. An informational reference vector, such as a Universal Resource Locator (URL), is delivered to the intended recipient's device to locate the content. These alternative devices or systems may be managed by the sender, the recipient, or a service provider's network.06-14-2012
20130017848SMS ROUTING - Mobile terminals are operated in a mobile telecommunications system such as GSM routing data messages such as SMS messages to a destination address via a selected of plural routing centers. A terminal receives user generated data defining an outgoing message and generates a first data field containing a first routing center address, a second data field containing the destination address, and a third data field containing the user generated data. The terminal traps the outgoing message and compares the first routing center address and a second routing center address, determined by a system administrator, stored in a memory the user cannot write-access. If the addresses differ, the first routing center address is replaced by the second routing center address in the data field and the outgoing message is routed via a second routing center with the second routing center address. The administrator thereby controls message routing.01-17-2013
20130017846Systems and Methods for Smart Texting on Mobile DevicesAANM Schoppe; Donald WernerAACI ApexAAST NCAACO USAAGP Schoppe; Donald Werner Apex NC US - In one embodiment, a mobile device that includes a message library, a display screen, a memory, and a processor. The message library includes a plurality of predetermined text messages, and the memory is encoded with logic. The processor is configured to execute the logic to receive a first user input corresponding to user selection of an intended recipient, and responsive to receipt of the first user input, present on the display screen the plurality of predetermined text messages automatically ordered based on the applicability of each message at a given instance of time.01-17-2013
20130017847TERMINATED CALL ALERT PROCESS AND SYSTEMAANM DOHERTY; JAMESAACI WYANDOTTEAAST MIAACO USAAGP DOHERTY; JAMES WYANDOTTE MI USAANM BLANCK; MICHAEL J.AACI CLARKSTONAAST MIAACO USAAGP BLANCK; MICHAEL J. CLARKSTON MI US - A terminated call alert process involves detecting, via a processor, that a voice connection initially established between a vehicle-dedicated communications device disposed inside a vehicle and a facility has been terminated and identifying a method used to terminate the initial voice connection. Via the vehicle-dedicated communications device, the method further involves transmitting a data message to the facility, where the data message includes information pertaining to the method used to terminate the initial voice connection. Also disclosed herein is a system for accomplishing the same.01-17-2013
20130017845SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) TEXT MESSAGESAANM Gudala; SridharAACI HyderabadAACO INAAGP Gudala; Sridhar Hyderabad INAANM Chowdhury; HimangshuAACI HyderabadAACO INAAGP Chowdhury; Himangshu Hyderabad IN - A method of assembling a communication system includes providing a short message service (SMS) system. The SMS system includes at least one SMS text message transmission device coupled in communication with at least one SMS text message receiving device. The method also includes configuring the SMS system to transmit to the at least one SMS text message transmission device an SMS text message that includes an SMS character string that includes at least one character defined to represent a predetermined priority of the SMS text message. The method also includes configuring the at least one SMS text message receiving device to notify a user of the predetermined priority of the SMS text message.01-17-2013
20110159896IMAGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, IMAGE SERVER, METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION THEREOF AND MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION THEREOF - Viewing of a scrolled image on a display screen is facilitated. Assume that a first image portion (06-30-2011
20130023292Methods, Systems, and Products for Providing Communications Services - Methods, systems, and products provide communications services. A communication is received from an address, and a database of text messages is queried for the address. A text message associated with the address is retrieved and sent in response to the communication.01-24-2013
20130023294Message Routing Using Logically Independent Recipient Identifiers - Embodiments are directed to methods for routing messages using logically independent recipient identifiers and server computers operable to implement those methods. In one embodiment, an authorization request message is received at the server computer from a sending institution. The authorization request message comprises a non-financial institution identifier and a recipient identifier separate from the non-financial institution identifier, the non-financial institution identifier identifying a non-financial institution, the recipient identifier associated with a recipient, wherein the authorization request message requests authorization for a transaction between a sender and the recipient. The server computer then determines the non-financial institution from a number of different non-financial institutions, routes the authorization request message to the non-financial institution, and receives, from the non-financial institution, an authorization response message, the authorization response message indicating whether or not the transaction is approved.01-24-2013
20080254817Charging of Numbers Triggered Premium Sms - A method and arrangement for enabling a mobile terminal user currently roaming in a visited mobile network, to execute a purchase by means of an SMS payment mechanism. An SMS message containing a purchase request is received from the mobile terminal. After detecting that the SMS message is addressed to an external SMS centre in a home mobile network different from the visited one, the address of the external SMS centre in the SMS message is changed into the address of an internal SMS centre in the visited network. The modified SMS message is then routed towards the internal SMS centre where the purchase can be confirmed if a called number in the message matches a product/service provider registered as being authorized to offer said SMS payment mechanism.10-16-2008
20080248821METHOD FOR SHARING DATA USING SMS - Disclosed is a method for sharing data between mobile terminals and between a server and a mobile terminal using SMS. The server provides a search engine necessary to search for data requested by a mobile terminal and share the requested data. The server also has a group list of mobile terminals grouped to share data. A mobile user has to download and install the search engine provided from the server in order to search for desired data in other subscribers' mobile terminals using SMS. The user can effectively search for the desired data using SMS and share the data without any separate communication fee.10-09-2008
20080248820Location Based Messaging - Systems and methods are provided for messages, such as short messages and multi-media messages. In one implementation a message is received from a sender, a location of the sender is determined, the message is modified to include the location of the sender, and the modified message is transmitted to a recipient.10-09-2008
20080248819SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE MEDIA SERVICES UTILIZING A SHORT FORM COMMAND STRUCTURE - In embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for media services may comprise transmitting a message comprising content to a handset, soliciting a response message, wherein the solicitation indicates a short form command structure for the response, receiving a response from the handset comprising a short form command, and processing the response using the short form command. User engagement may be facilitated by developing locally produced, personalized channels for delivery of relevant content. The mobile platform may enable building mobile-oriented communities around original content. Content may be local, authentic, relevant, insider, original, aggregated, a multi-modal mash-up, and the like.10-09-2008
20080248818Method and Apparatus Providing Multimode Response Options to an Incoming Voice or Text Message - A method and apparatus is provided for allowing a recipient to reply to an inbound message. The method begins by receiving a message from a sender using a first communication service. The message includes a first contact identifier for the sender. A plurality of user-selectable contact identifiers is presented to the recipient for communicating with the sender using a plurality of different communication services associated therewith. A selected one of the plurality of contact identifiers other than the first contact identifier is selected or otherwise identified by the recipient. A second message is transmitted to the sender using the selected contact identifier and the communication service associated therewith.10-09-2008
20080242322APPARATUS AND METHODS OF SHARING CONTACT INFORMATION BETWEEN MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES USING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - Methods and devices are presented for sharing contact information amongst wireless communication devices using Short Message Service (SMS) communication. SMS transfer of contact information occurs seamlessly, in that the sender automatically generates and sends a SMS message(s) that includes the contact information upon designating a contact file for sharing and supplying a recipient identifier, such as the recipient phone number. On the recipient device end, receiving the contact information also may occur seamlessly, such that the contact information can be automatically stored in the recipient's phone book or, in some aspects, automatically stored in the recipient's phone book based a user setting or response.10-02-2008
20080233986Transmission of Handwriting Over Sms Protocol - The invention provides a method of transmitting a handwriting pattern over Simple Message Service (SMS), comprising the steps of: (a) normalizing a set of points forming the handwriting pattern to produce a homogenized set of points representing the handwriting pattern; (b) compressing the homogenized set of points into a data stream; and (c) encoding the data stream for transmission using SMS.09-25-2008
20080233984CROSS-CARRIER CONTENT UPLOAD, SOCIAL NETWORK AND PROMOTIONAL PLATFORM - Described is a system for handling multimedia content with a wireless network. The concept is a cross-carrier mobile social network and promotional platform for submitting content (e.g., photos, videos, and/or audio) taken with a camera phone to the Internet via short code. By combining mobile messaging, short codes, MMS, camera phone, email and Internet technologies, this solution offers camera phone enthusiasts a simple, fun and easy way to upload multimedia content to social networks, a variety of world wide web destinations, as well as participate in promotional events.09-25-2008
20080233981System and method for using SMS and tagged message to send position and travel information to server and/or to peers - The GPS position or other short information related to a wireless telephone is encapsulated in a tagged protocol such as XML and sent using short message service (SMS) to peers or Internet servers, which can parse the tagged messages and extract, e.g., position information for display on a map.09-25-2008
20080233980TRANSLATION AND DISPLAY OF TEXT IN PICTURE - A method performed by a mobile terminal may include receiving an image that includes text, translating the text into another language and superimposing and displaying the translated text over the received image.09-25-2008
20130172028Methods for Providing Additional Information for a Mobile-Originated Short Message Service - Methods for appending additional device, location, and/or presence information to a mobile-originated short message are taught herein. One such method for appending additional device information includes receiving a MO short message at a message center. The MO short message includes a content request. Message center sends a query to a subscriber directory for device information corresponding to the device of the requesting subscriber. The subscriber directory searches for the device information and generates a response to be sent to the message center, the response including the device information. The subscriber directory sends the response to the message center, which appends the device information to the MO short message. The message center then sends the short message to the destination, for example, a content provider. Methods for appending location and/or presence information are also taught.07-04-2013
20080220798MECHANISM TO FACILITATE CUSTOMIZATION OF REAL TIME MESSAGING USING MOBILE DEVICES - A customized messaging system facilitates customization of text messaging using mobile devices. The customized messaging system converts user-defined, customized shortcuts into full text equivalents for sending and receiving messages. The present system allows a user to enter a message using key entry shortcuts for character strings or phrases that may have meaning only to the user while sending a full text version of the message to a message recipient. A user may modify the presentation of the message depending on the recipient; i.e., a business colleague or employer can receive a more formal, full text message while a friend or family member receives a more casual message with some of the shortcuts replaced. The customized message system modifies text in an incoming message, selecting shortcuts for text equivalents according to a pre-defined profile supplied by the user. The incoming message viewed by the user thus uses shortcuts defined by the user.09-11-2008
20080220797PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEDIA-ENHANCED MESSAGING - A portable communication device is equipped with a media-enhanced messaging application that facilitates generating text messages that are enhanced with media having wording or other characteristics that correspond to or match at least a portion of a text message input by a user of the portable communication device. The messaging application causes the portable communication device to receive text message input and search for media matching or corresponding to at least a portion of the received text message input. Media found based on the search is merged with the received text message input and transmitted to a remote device as a media-enhanced text message. The portable communication device equipped with media-enhanced text messaging functionality provides the user with message enhancement for emotional expression, enunciation and entertainment.09-11-2008
20100029303Method and apparatus for displaying messages in an idle state of mobile terminal, driving an application for an idle state in a mobile terminal and providing idle state contents for a mobile terminal - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus of an idle state of a mobile terminal. One embodiment relates to a method and apparatus that display message in an idle state of a mobile terminal. Another embodiment relates to a method and apparatus for driving an application for an idle state in a mobile terminal. A further embodiment relates to a method and apparatus for providing idle state contents to a mobile terminal.02-04-2010
20130143608MOBILE PHONE FOR PROCESSING SHORT MESSAGES AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a mobile phone and a method for processing short messages adapted for the mobile phone. The mobile phone stores a first and a second groups of keywords, at least one folder, and a plurality of relationships between the at least one folder and the first group of keywords. When the mobile phone 06-06-2013
20130143609METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE USING SMS MESSAGES - Method and apparatus for using text messages, e.g., SMS messages, to trigger a device update and/or to update a communications device, e.g., cell phone, are described. The cell phone can be updated/programmed from a remote device. The updating can use SMS messages to accomplish the update. An SMS message may include a command and, optionally, other update information in the message body. Received SMS messages are checked to determine if they include an update command. If an update command is present the command is performed after a security check is satisfied. In some but not necessarily all embodiments, a simplified user interface is supported in addition to SMS update features.06-06-2013
20130143610APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE EFFICIENTLY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A Short Message Service (SMS) delivery method and apparatus is provided for delivering an SMS message efficiently by selecting a network domain to attach to according to the service provided to a Mobile Station (MS) by the mobile operator network. An SMS delivery method of the present invention includes receiving, at a network node, an Attach/Routing Area Update (RAU) Request message including a parameter indicating an attach/update type and SMS-only service, and transmitting, when SMS in a Serving General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Support Node (SGSN) is supported at the core network node, to the mobile station an Attach Accept message including a parameter indicating that SMS in SGSN is supported. The SMS delivery method of the present invention is capable of delivering SMS message efficiently in the wireless communication system.06-06-2013
20130178236NETWORK DEVICES, COMMUNICATION END DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A NETWORK DEVICE AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION END DEVICE - In an aspect of this disclosure, a network device of a network may be provided. The network device may include: an interface configured to receive text from a communication end device via a communication protocol; a memory configured to store recipient identifiers in relation to textual names; and a recipient identifier acquirer configured to acquire from the memory a recipient identifier based on the received text. The communication protocol may be configured to exchange information only between communication end devices of the network and network devices of the network.07-11-2013
20130178237SMS assisted Call Anchoring to Facilitate the Provision of Advanced Communications Services - A method and system for SMS assisted call establishment to anchor selected cellular calls in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or an IP Multi-Media Subsystem (IMS) network employs a mobile handset application client to interrupt selected cellular call initiations and transmit requested destination number and additional information by short message service (SMS) to call control application server. A call placed to the certain call establishment number will be processed by the application server based on information received through SMS, the application server will complete a call connection to the destination number and as a result, the call signalling path through the application server in the VoIP or IMS network will be established to facilitate the provision of advanced call control services. All call establishment steps will be done seamlessly from the prospective of the user of the mobile handset.07-11-2013
20130178238EXTENDING A TEXT MESSAGE WITH CONTENT - A method is described for extending a text message with content wherein the text message is sent by a mobile terminal via a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) of a communications system to a recipient and wherein the communications system further comprises a Content Service Center (CSC). The method comprises the steps of receiving at the CSC the text message originating from the SMSC; generating a content-extended text message by adding at least one piece of content to at least a part of the text message; and, sending the content-extended text message depending on the size of the content-extended text message in one or more mobile terminated short messages (MT/SM) to the recipient.07-11-2013
20130172023METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MESSAGES UNDER FIRST AND SECOND NETWORK COVERAGE - A method and apparatus are provided wherein a mobile device operates some of the time on a first network and some of the time on a second network, and wherein while handling traffic of a defined type over the first network, the mobile device selectively tunes away to the second network to see if there are any messages. The method and apparatus allow a mobile device with a single transceiver to receive CMAS alerts transmitted over a 1xRTT network while minimizing disruption to ongoing delay sensitive data applications operating on a 1xEV-DO network.07-04-2013
20130172026Managing forwarded electronic messages - Communicating between electronic devices involves sending messages between the electronic devices. An original message having an original source indicator and an intended destination indicator identified is sent. A reply to that original message is sent by the recipient of the original message. The reply message has a reply source indicator and a reply destination indicator. A communication based on the reply message is sent. The communication based on the reply message has a reply source indicator that is the same as the intended destination indicator identified by the sender of the original message. In one example, a message is sent from computer operating an instant messaging program and forwarded to a mobile telephone. The reply sent from the mobile telephone is provided to the sender of the original message without revealing the telephone number of the mobile telephone to which the original instant message was forwarded.07-04-2013
20130172027METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE INTERACTIONS - A system and method for processing incoming communications to a mobile device for presenting a user with information related to an incoming message and permitting the user to respond in a pre-selected manner. An incoming message is received and if a mobile device is in motion, information relating to the incoming message is shown on a display. In response to an incoming message a user issues a selected command. Selected commands result further action relating to the message including a reading of the incoming message, the return of a pre-configured response to a sender or placement of a call to a message sender.07-04-2013
20120252507COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING AUTOMATIC TEXT-TO-SPEECH CONVERSION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device, and a wireless communications network for sending text messages thereto. More particularly, the at least one mobile wireless communications device may include a wireless transceiver and a controller for cooperating therewith for receiving text messages from the wireless communications network. It may further include a headset output connected to the controller. The controller may be for switching between a normal message mode and an audio message mode based upon a connection between the headset output and a headset. Moreover, when in the audio message mode, the controller may output at least one audio message including speech generated from at least one of the received text messages via the headset output.10-04-2012
20080214214Method and System for Telecommunication with the Aid of Virtual Control Representatives - Method and system of telecommunication between at least two users over a telecommunications network, wherein the first user is connected to the telecommunications network via a first terminal and the second user via a second terminal, and wherein a virtual representative is allocated to each user. A first virtual representative is allocated to the first user and a second virtual representative to the second user. The first and second virtual representatives are presented on the first terminal and on the second terminal. Information is transferred from the first user to the second user and vice versa by an animation of at least one of the first and second representatives and by an interaction between the first and second representatives, wherein at least one of the animation and the interaction takes place in response to a drag & drop command of a user, and wherein an animation of the first virtual representative takes place in response to a command of the first user and an animation of the second virtual representative takes place in response to a command of the second user.09-04-2008
20130137471METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) FORWARDING - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for SMS forwarding are disclosed. A message service message routing information response message containing message service message routing information for a first destination may be received. The response message is modified to direct a mobile terminated message service message intended for the first destination to the message service message proxy. The mobile terminated message service message is received at the message service message proxy, which determines whether a message service message forwarding feature is enabled for the first destination. If a message service message forwarding feature is enabled for the first destination, it is determined whether the mobile terminated message service message is eligible for forwarding to a second destination. If the mobile terminated message service message is eligible for forwarding, signaling is initiated to forward the mobile terminated message service message to the second destination.05-30-2013
20110269486NOTICE METHOD AND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR SENDING E-MAIL - A notice method for e-mail is provided by the present invention. The notice method of the present invention first checks whether or not a user sends an e-mail to a recipient. When the notice method checks that the user sends the e-mail, a notice message is sent to the recipient's phone from the user's phone for noticing the recipient that the user already sends the e-mail.11-03-2011
20110269484SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR RECOMMENDING AN APPLICATION FROM A MOBILE STATION - Systems and methods for recommending an application from a mobile station are shown and described. Components of the network and components in communication with the network cooperate to confirm whether a mobile station recommended to receive the application is capable of executing the application and provisioning the application for transmission to the recommended mobile station.11-03-2011
20130137472Location Sensitive Messaging - Methods including computer program products for receiving a request from a first device, the request incorporating a message. One or more users from a first set of one or more users are selected where each of the selected one or more users is associated with a second device that is in a proximity to a current location of the first device. The message and the current location of the first device are sent to each of the second devices associated with the selected one or more users.05-30-2013
20130095865CONTEXT-BASED MESSAGING - Methods, computing devices, and computer-readable storage media for context-based messaging are disclosed. A computing device may receive a device location for mobile computing devices. The computing device may additionally accept messages for the mobile computing devices. The messages may comprise location information, time information, and recipient information. The time information may be configured as past, present, or future time. The messages may be transmitted to recipients identified in the recipient information responsive to the device location of a mobile computing device associated with the recipient corresponding to the location information and a device time of the mobile computing device associated with the recipient corresponding to the time information.04-18-2013
20130095864System, method, and apparatus for storing, transmitting, receiving, and using structured data using un-structured text message bodies - The present invention relates to the use of unstructured and untagged text message protocols to form a text message body that can be used to transmit and receive semi-structured, or structured text message bodies, which optionally may also use various, widely used Markup Languages. The semi-structure, or structure used within the text message body can be a format, such as, but not limited to, partitioning and/or comma delimited values, etc. The tagging for use with the text message body can be a protocol, such as, but not limited to, Extensible Markup Language (XML).04-18-2013
20130115982METHOD OF EXCHANGING SMS DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The system comprises wireless user equipment (UE) and a core network unit interfaced with the UE through a wireless access network. A first short message relay (SMR) entity and a first short message control entity (SMC) are provided in the core network unit or the UE, the other one having a second SMR entity and a second SMC entity. The method of exchanging SMS data comprises, in the first SMC entity:—transmitting to the second SMC entity first control protocol data (CP_DATA) conveying relay protocol data (RP_DATA) provided by the first SMR entity,—receiving from the second SMC entity second CP_DATA conveying relay protocol acknowledgement information (RP_ACK) from the second SMR entity; and—retransmitting the first CP_DATA unless an acknowledgement is received from the second SMC entity before a timer expires. The second CP_DATA is interpreted as an acknowledgement for deciding whether the first CP_DATA is to be retransmitted.05-09-2013
20130115981Server-Side Rate-Limiting Algorithms for Piggybacking Social Updates for Mobile Devices - In one embodiment, a mobile device determines a notification mode based on the mobile device's user interface mode, and transmits a message comprising the notification mode to a server, causing the server to transmit one or more messages to the mobile device based on the notification mode.05-09-2013
20130115980Low Power High Frequency Social Updates for Mobile Devices - In one embodiment, a mobile device determines a notification mode based on the mobile device's user interface mode, and transmits a message comprising the notification mode to a server, causing the server to transmit one or more messages to the mobile device based on the notification mode.05-09-2013
20130102338Valet parking system and method utilizing wireless text messaging - A method and a server for controlling valet parking services. When a guest arrives, a valet employee sends the server a guest arrival message containing a valet ticket number and an associated mobile phone number of the guest. The server sends a welcoming message to the guest with instructions for the guest to simply reply to the welcoming message to request retrieval of the guest's vehicle. Alternatively, the instructions may include a Shortcode number to which the reply text message is to be sent. When the server subsequently receives the reply message from the guest, the server matches the mobile phone number of the guest with the associated valet ticket number, and sends a retrieval message to the valet employee or supervisor instructing that the guest vehicle with the associated valet ticket number be retrieved. The server prevents employee fraud by ensuring ticket numbers are not used more than once.04-25-2013
20130102337SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING COMPOSED COMMUNICATION SERVICES - Systems and methods are described for creating composed communication services within a gateway to a telecom network. Composed communication services are virtual services which can be created by a network operator and which combine two or more actual communication services that perform functionality in the telecom network. For example, a composed messaging service can be created for a client, which combines methods from the MMS and SMS communication services. Subsequently, when the client invokes either SMS or MMS services in the gateway, those invocations will be counted against the composed service and the SLA and policy control will be applied against it accordingly.04-25-2013
20130115983MESSAGE FORWARDING AMONG DISPARATE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method and system for forwarding information to a device in a communication network are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes selecting a serving node to which to send a request. The selected serving node is one of plurality of serving nodes, each of the plurality of serving nodes supporting a different access technology. The request is to transmit one of a short messaging service, SMS, message and trigger information. The request includes a list of the plurality of nodes. The method further includes sending the request to the selected serving node via a translation interface associated with the selected serving node. The translation interface is adapted to use a protocol that corresponds to the access technology of the selected serving node. If the selected serving node cannot reach the device, the request is forwarded to another serving node in the list of serving nodes in the request.05-09-2013
20130130730MANAGING NOTIFICATION MESSAGES - Mobile devices each maintain a whitelist of application identifiers corresponding to applications that the user(s) of that mobile device wants to receive notification messages for and a blacklist of application identifiers corresponding to applications that the user(s) of the mobile device does not want to receive notification messages for. Each mobile device transmits its representations of the whitelist and blacklist to a certain one of a plurality of couriers that controls transmission of notification messages for that mobile device. Each notification message includes a mobile device identifier and an application identifier. Each courier processes a given notification message for a mobile device (e.g., deliver to that mobile device, drop, report as uninstalled to the sender) based on the application identifier included in the mobile device and the representations of the whitelist and blacklist for that mobile device.05-23-2013
20110312351Method and System for the Prevention of Unwanted Wireless Telecommunications - A method and system for filtering unwanted wireless telecommunications includes structure and steps/function for monitoring traffic associated with roaming subscribers, the traffic being carried via inter-network Internet Protocol links. Structure and steps/function are also provided for intercepting a send-routing-information message from an originating node within the traffic, and initiating a response to the originating node so as to direct the originating node to send a short message service (SMS) or Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) associated with the send-routing-information message to a SPAM-filter via an SMS or MMS delivery message. Structure and steps/function are further provided for receiving the SMS or MMS at the SPAM-filter, and determining, at the SPAM-filter, whether the SMS or MMS constitutes an unwanted message. Also, structure and steps/function are provided for invoking an action for managing the SMS based on results of the determining process.12-22-2011
20110312350MONITORING DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A stand-alone monitoring device and system are disclosed. The device comprises a mobile communication component operable to communicate over a communications network and a monitoring component, wherein the monitoring component is arranged to cause transmission of a message over said communications network to a predetermined recipient system via said mobile communication component upon detection of a predetermined condition or event.12-22-2011
20110312349LAYOUT DESIGN OF PROXIMITY SENSORS TO ENABLE SHORTCUTS - A mobile platform includes a plurality of proximity sensors coupled to a housing including on the sides, front and back of the housing. Signals from the proximity sensors are analyzed to determine configuration of the proximity sensors that are activated. The configuration may be a sequence of proximity sensors that are activated, e.g., when a gesture is detected, or the locations of the proximity sensors that are activated when the mobile platform is held in different manners. Mobile platform applications associated with the configuration are determined and automatically launched. For example, the applications may include a camera application or short message service (SMS) application, as well as controlling telephony operations, controlling a music player, and providing status information. Information from an orientation sensor and/or ambient light detector may also be used to assist in determining the applications to be launched.12-22-2011
20100048228Match maker service - Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods, apparatuses and systems for providing a service, utilizing Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), to a user in a communications network. According to one example of the invention, a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) message is received from an unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) server or gateway. Relevant content is then retrieved from a database upon receiving the HTTP message. A USSD message content is created based on a set of parameters, the USSD message content is sent to the USSD server, and the relevant content may then be provided to a user terminal in a text message.02-25-2010
20100279722System For Switching Over A Voice Call - A system and method for switching a voice call from an Instant Messaging (IM) based voice network to a cellular voice network. A telephone adapted to switch a voice call from an Instant Messaging (IM) based voice network to a cellular voice network.11-04-2010
20110217994Systems and Methods to Automate Transactions via Mobile Devices - Systems and methods are provided to automate transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility to store data associating phone numbers with accounts and an interchange coupled with the data storage facility. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of different controllers of mobile communications. The converters are configured to communicate with the controllers in different formats and with the common format processor in a common format. The common format processor has an application programming interface to receive requests, such as a charge request having an identification of a phone number, an identification of a merchant, and an amount, and a status request having an identification of the first request, and is to transmit a message to a telephonic apparatus at the phone number to confirm the charge request, using one of the converters.09-08-2011
20080200194System and method for transforming and transmitting data between terminals - The invention discloses a system for transforming and transmitting data. The system according to the invention includes a platform, a first terminal, a second terminal, and a transforming module. The platform is capable of providing multimedia data and a text input interface. The first terminal connects to the platform and selects the multimedia data. A user can input text data in the text input interface through the first terminal. The transforming module converts the text data to voice data, and transmits the multimedia data and the voice data to the second terminal.08-21-2008
20080200192Methods And Apparatus For Use In Forwarding Short Messages For Mobile Communication Devices - In one illustrative example, when a message forwarding function is enabled for a mobile communication device which operates in a wireless communication network, an address (e.g. an MSISDN) of the mobile device is assigned to “virtual mobile equipment” in the wireless network. The equipment registers with the wireless network with respect to the address, and stores an association in memory between the address and an alternate address of an alternate communication device. Subsequently, the equipment receives a short message having a destination address that matches the address. In response, the equipment forwards the short message to the alternate address for delivery to the alternate device (e.g. a mobile or server) based on the stored association. When the message forwarding function is disabled for and/or by the mobile device, the address of the mobile device is deassigned from the equipment, so that the mobile device is again able to receive short messages having destination addresses that match the address.08-21-2008
20080200191System for cartoon creation and distribution to mobile devices - A system for creating cartoons for mobile devices facilitates the creation and dissemination of cartoons to a plurality of mobile devices and computers. A cartoon can comprise of multiple panels, and each panel, in addition to graphics and text, can have an ordered set of audio (voice, music, etc.) provided, which are played back in a mobile device by a cartoon client component in the specified order for each of the panels. A computer or PC comprising the cartoon creator functionality is used to generate cartoons and communicate it to a cartoon distribution server. Mobile devices have a cartoon client component to receive and present the cartoon to a user. A cartoon creator device makes it possible for a user to create and distribute cartoons.08-21-2008
20110223947WIRELESS EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING RESOURCE UPDATING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include a plurality of wireless communications networks and a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices for sending and receiving wireless electronic mail (email) messages over the wireless communications networks. The system may further include a resource deployment server for storing a plurality of resource deployment packages (RDPs), where each RDP includes deployment content and deployment instructions therefor relating to sending and receiving email messages. The resource deployment server may also be for dynamically deploying RDPs to the wireless communications networks to update deployment content thereof based upon the respective deployment instructions.09-15-2011
20110223944SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED CONTENT DELIVERY TO MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Systems and methods for improving information delivery to mobile devices. In an exemplary method a trigger is generated at a mobile device based on an experienced event, the trigger is sent to a network server from the mobile device, a message including content being associated with the trigger is generated upon receipt of the trigger, the message is sent to the mobile device, the message is received at the mobile device from the server, and content included in the received message is displayed on a display of the mobile device.09-15-2011
20110230215APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING HANDWRITING ANIMATION MESSAGE - Provided is a server for transmitting a handwriting animation message. The server includes a receiver for receiving handwriting animation message data including coordinates and time information of points forming user input handwriting information, an information analyzer for analyzing specifications of a receiving mobile terminal which is to receive the handwriting animation message data to determine whether the receiving mobile terminal can reproduce the handwriting animation message, a data converter for converting the handwriting animation message data into a reproducible format if the receiving mobile terminal is not capable of reproducing the handwriting animation message, and a data transmitter for transmitting the converted format instead of the handwriting animation message data.09-22-2011
20120276935Method for constructing, implementing, incorporating, and executing passenger tones through the conduits of systemic behaviors of operations, through, removable media device, and computer architecture of hardware and software for transfer, through, the conduits of the systemic behaviors of application software and framework for communications, through a conduit digital device - A method for constructing, implementing, and executing passenger tones. Comprising of recorded digital audio files from a conduit removable media device digital audio recorder for incorporation of concatenation into a conduit for transmission called the sms text messaging phone feature. In a sub directory folder in a communication networks computer of passenger tones. Retrieved through the software framework for communications of a digital device. Retrieved as a remote upload by the succeeding add file client of the sms text messaging phone feature as an attachment through concatenation. Transmitted through communications networks protocols from computer platform to computer platform, through the conduit of computing platform to computing platform of hardware and software architecture to relay instant audio upon charge through the conduit digital device called a cellular phone; from call originator to destination users cellular phone, from digital device to digital device as a feature.11-01-2012
20130150101Communication methods and systems - A method for communication interexchange and a system for implementing the method are disclosed.06-13-2013
20130150096METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING CBS SERVICE IN A MULTIPLE SIM ENVIRONMENT - In a communication device having multiple subscriber identification modules (SIMs), the processing of cell broadcast service (CBS) messages is optimized. A geographic scope of an incoming CBS message is determined. If all SIMs belong to the determined geographic scope, the message is only received and processed by a single one of the SIMs.06-13-2013
20130150097Mobile Apparatus Data Sharing Method, System for Sharing Data Through Mobile Apparatus and Computer Readable Storage Medium Storing the Method - A mobile apparatus data sharing method includes the following steps: receiving a request for activating a sharing functionality on sharing data; obtaining context information of the mobile apparatus and a contact list which includes information of several candidate contacts; classifying the information of the candidate contacts into several candidate groups according to the context information; displaying the candidate groups via the mobile apparatus; determining a target contact group from the candidate contact groups according to a contact group selecting signal generated by the mobile apparatus; and transmitting the sharing data to the target contact group according to the information of the candidate contacts in the target contact group.06-13-2013
20130150098Computer To Mobile Two-Way Chat System And Method - Systems and methods are provided for a two-way chat. In one aspect there is provided a system including a processor, which further includes a memory. The processor and memory provide a web client application. The system further includes a mobile wireless device and a centralized server. The centralized server provides a two-way chat between the web client application and the mobile wireless device.06-13-2013
20130150099METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FILTERING INCOMING MESSAGES TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A system for managing and filtering incoming messages to a mobile device is configured to receive incoming messages using multiple formats, such as e-mail, Short Messaging System (SMS) messages, Multimedia Message System (MMS) messages, or other electronic messaging formats. One or more message filters are used to consolidate and display high importance messages by the device in a single location. The message filters may be configured to select incoming messages based on factors such as the identity of the sender and the destination account. After receiving a new message, the system compares characteristics of the incoming message to the key characteristics defined by one or more of the filters. If an incoming message matches one of the filters, the system adds the matching message to a list of high importance messages. The system provides a separate user interface to display the high importance messages.06-13-2013
20130150100MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD - The present invention relates to methods, apparatuses, computer program products, and systems for handling an audio messaging service (AMS) chat session. A method according to an example embodiment includes receiving a first AMS chat request, causing a second AMS chat request that is associated with an existing AMS chat session to be transmitted, and receiving an AMS chat answer in response to the second AMS chat request, the AMS chat request being configured to allow a mobile communication terminal to enter the existing AMS chat session.06-13-2013
20130150102MESSAGING SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - This invention concerns a messaging service in a wireless communications network. In a first aspect, the invention is a method for providing a messaging service on a wireless device in a wireless communications network; the method comprising the steps of: Retrieving the destination address of an outgoing message on the device. Verifying whether the destination address is capable of receiving the message via a packet-switched bearer. If verification is affirmative, then automatically sending the message to the destination address via a packet-switched bearer, but otherwise, automatically sending the message to the destination address via an SMS bearer. In another aspect, the invention is a mobile device programmed to perform the method. In a further aspect, the invention is a software program to implement the method.06-13-2013
20130150103Unified and Best Messaging Systems for Communication Devices - A unified messaging system which can provide messaging services for a plurality of different “message types” is disclosed. The unified messaging system can serve as a single interface to a number of messaging services provided by various messaging components which use different message types (e.g., mail server). A unified message type is implemented and presented to a user as an abstract message. In addition, the unified messaging system can automatically determine, based on a first selected feature, if one or more message types should be used. A particular message type can also be automatically selected as a “best message type” based on one or more selected options.06-13-2013
20080268881METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SILENTLY FETCHING INFORMATION10-30-2008
20130102339MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A mobile communication system 04-25-2013
20100317381DISAMBIGUATION OF USSD CODES IN TEXT-BASED APPLICATIONS - A system and method for entering USSD codes through an ambiguous text entry interface. The disclosed system may be embedded in mobile devices or other devices having reduced (e.g., 12 key) keypads for text entry. The system receives text entry from users, disambiguates the text entry, and presents the user with descriptors (i.e., representative words, icons, or other visual indicators) that are associated with the entered text and correlated with USSD codes. In response to a user selecting a descriptor, the system retrieves the corresponding USSD code and causes the device to transmit a message to the USSD service. The USSD service receives the message and invokes appropriate processes to respond to the message. In some embodiments, the system presents the list of descriptors representing USSD codes to the user in an order that is related to the probability that the user will select the descriptor.12-16-2010
20100317380METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SMS BASED TICKET NUMBER SERVICE OVER FEMTOCELL ACCESS POINT - A Femtocell Access Point (FAP) is used to provision a ticket number service. Customers approach the FAP and are given a ticket number indicating their place in the queue through an SMS message. Follow up SMS messages are sent updating the customer of their current position in line, as well as when it is their turn. Statistics may be generated from information gathered at the FAP and sent to an external client module.12-16-2010
20100317379SENDING INFORMATION DURING A CHARGING EVENT - A mobile device sends information during a charging event to mitigate potential adverse effects that may occur if the information is sent at other times. For example, after obtaining information, the mobile device may determine whether the information is time-critical. If the information is not time-critical, the mobile device may store the information. Then, once the mobile device determines that a charging event is occurring, the mobile device sends the stored information.12-16-2010
20100317378INTERWORKING CIRCUIT SERVICE FALL BACK - Techniques, apparatuses, and systems can include mechanisms for interworking circuit service fallback.12-16-2010
20100317377Queue Management System Allows queue number to be remotely obtained by Patients or customers - A device for queue management which can receive and transmit a Short Message Service (SMS) text. The patient or customer would be the sender requesting a queue number via SMS. Phone caller ID will also be utilized. Thereafter the queue management device or computer system will generate a queue number and send back to the patient or customer via SMS the requested queue number, the estimated time of service and/or approximate time that customer must be present at the waiting hall as well as current number of customer being served. Also a LED display and computing device will display current queue number being served as well. The walk-in customer can also press the touch screen button to get the printed queue ticket. The printed queue number will be consistent and concurrent with queue numbers issued and sent to remote customers.12-16-2010
20100317376System and Methods for Integrating Short Message Service Messaging with Contact Center Applications - A system for routing short message service (SMS) messages to endpoints in a contact center includes a first node for receiving SMS message streams from multiple sources operating variant protocols and for multiplexing the multiple streams into a single message stream following a universal protocol, a media gateway server connected to the first node for receiving the single message stream and for forwarding individual ones of the messages therein to individual ones of a plurality of connected servers, and a router connected to at least one of the connected servers for routing individual messages represented therein to individual ones of a plurality of network-supported endpoint devices.12-16-2010
20120282958System and Method for Determining an SMS Message Retransmission Schedule - A system and method for determining an SMS retransmission schedule is provided. When a special error code is received by an SMSC, the SMSC can calculate the response time. The response time is the time that lapsed between forwarding the SMS message for delivery and receiving an error code. If the response time exceeds a response time threshold, the error code can be considered as falsely generated. A special retransmission schedule can be assigned to the SMS message. If the response time does not exceed a response time threshold, a different retransmission schedule can be assigned to the SMS message.11-08-2012
20120282957SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A UNIVERSAL MESSAGING GATEWAY (UMG) - The system and method for implementing a Universal Messaging Gateway (UMG) disclosed herewith provides telecommunications Network Operators (NO) and like related parties with innovative and flexible art for delivering domestic and foreign network originated Multi-media traffic and/or, more generally, interactive and/or synchronous mobile text and related telecommunications messaging or information services to a large number of related receiving telecommunications network equipment (as ESMEs and/or SMS-Cs in relation to SMS traffic).11-08-2012
20120282956Method for Transmitting MTC Data in a Mobile Communication System - The present invention relates to a mobile communication system, and more particularly relates to a method for transmitting a small-sized control signal (also known as “small data”) using a control plane in a MTC (machine-type communication) service in a mobile communication system. In the present invention, MTC data is encapsulated in an existing control procedure or control message or the like, on a control signal, without performing packet data bearer setup, and the control signal having the encapsulated MTC data is sent between a network and a terminal, thereby optimizing network resource efficiency and reducing the wireless channel load.11-08-2012
20120282955METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING A USER RECORD DELETION NOTIFICATION - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing a user record deletion notification are disclosed. In one example, the method comprises determining, at a subscriber data management (SDM) node, that a service subscription to an access network is to be terminated, wherein the service subscription is associated with a subscriber user, generating, at the SDM node, a notification message that includes a deletion notification attribute, and sending the Diameter notification message to an application server associated with the access network. The method further includes terminating, at the application server, a communication service connection established between the subscriber user and the access network in response to detecting the deletion notification attribute in the notification message and deleting, in the SDM node, a user record associated with the service subscription after receiving notification of the connection termination.11-08-2012
20120282954SMS-BASED TRANSPORT FOR INSTANT CHATTING ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS - An instant messaging service is provided using short message service (SMS) messages as the underlying transport layer. A user having a phone associated with an MSISDN can use a client to generate messages that are then transmitted as if they originated from the phone. The SMS message is delivered to the second party's phone as per a normal SMS message. If the second party is also using a client, the client can retrieve messages addressed to the second party's MSISDN even though client does not need to be associated with the MSISDN. The use of SMS messages provides for a persistent and reliable transport layer, and also allows for fall back to SMS messaging for either party independently.11-08-2012
20120282953System for routing text messages (SMS) to allow for two-way mobile to computer communication - A process and system used for allowing SMS (text message) to be sent to SMSC then routed to subscriber and establish two-way SMS/MMS, real time communication with desktop computer or similar device. A hand held mobile device is used to send a SMS to a business (retail, office, school, church, etc.) establishing communication. It will allow the business to manage, send and receive multiple customer SMS/MMS messages from multiple cell phones or other mobile devices and engage in two-way SMS conversations. These messages are received and sent from businesses desktop computer and notified of an incoming message via pop up screen or other means of notification. Invention further establishes Individual Identity Code Numbers (IICN) for each subscriber which allows mobile devices to enter these IICNs directly and establish two-way chat sessions with various computers thereby establishing the ability to create a text system network similar to a phone system network. Inclusive of text auto response, transfer and forwarding to any IICN in the text network. These mobile device numbers are then captured and used for future promotions, advertising, announcements, and/or reminders. These cell numbers can be grouped so bulk text messages can be sent to an entire group at one time, and a real time history of the conversations are available. When the connection between the subscriber and the text messenger is made, the conversation is converted to an email. Messages can be entered and scheduled for delivery at a specific time—a day from now, a week from now, or a year from now.11-08-2012
20130157699Messaging Object Generation for Synchronous Conversation Threads - In particular embodiments, a messaging device or server may be operable to receive a message including a thread identifier or a list of conversation participants; if the message includes a thread identifier, then append the message to a locally-stored conversation thread possessing the same thread identifier; if the message includes a list of participants, then: search a plurality of locally-stored conversation threads for a conversation threads having participants matching the list of participants; and in response to a match, append the message to the matching thread; in response to failing to find a match, generate an offline identifier for the message and storing the message locally.06-20-2013
20130157700NON-ACCESS STRATUM (NAS) TRANSPARENT MESSAGING - A device receives, from an application server, a message destined for a user equipment, and reformats the message into a non-access stratum (NAS) transparent message. The device also provides, to a home subscriber server, a query for an identification of a mobility management entity serving the user equipment, and receives, from the home subscriber server, the identification of the mobility management entity serving the user equipment. The device further provides the NAS transparent message to the identified mobility management entity, where the mobility management entity forwards the NAS transparent message to the user equipment.06-20-2013
20130157701System and Method for Managing Messages In Conversational-Type Messaging Applications - A system and method are provided for managing messages in conversational-type messaging applications. To provide continuity across all conversations with a particular recipient, an existing or not-yet-created 1:1 conversation can be populated with 1:Many messages that include the same recipient in the list of addressees. In this way, any 1:1 chat or conversation with a particular recipient will contain all correspondences with that recipient, regardless of whether the message was sent or received in a 1:1 or 1:Many context. As such, the user has access to all information that has been exchanged with that recipient in one messaging screen to avoid the need to traverse multiple messaging screens to obtain the context or information related to the recipient that the user requires.06-20-2013
20130184014Method and system for combining text and voice messages in a communications dialogue - This publication discloses a method for delivering messages in a telecommunications network (07-18-2013
20130184015COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEVICES USING TACTILE OR VISUAL INPUTS, SUCH AS DEVICES ASSCOIATED WITH MOBILE DEVICES - A method and system for communication between users is described. In some examples, the system provides two or more dedicated communication devices that communicate with one another without voice-based or written communications. In some cases, the devices provide single input/out capabilities. In some cases, the devices provide multiple input/output capabilities.07-18-2013
20130184016METHOD TO SEND A SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) CAMPAIGN TO A RELATED OBJECT BY SELECTING THE BASE OBJECT - A method to transmit SMS messages to a Related Object by selecting the Base Object and transmit SMS messages to both, the Base Object as well as to the Related Object, simultaneously, in a CRM application is disclosed. The relationship between the Base Object and the Related Object may be any one of one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one or many-to-many that can be defined while deploying the CRM application. The process takes place in different levels wherein the system decides whether the SMS message should be sent to the Base Object or different Related Objects depending upon the Campaign Workflow and locates the mobile phone number of the entity and finally transmits the SMS message via SMS Service Provider chosen from the user Interface.07-18-2013
20130122944MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes an A/V input unit receiving an input of a surrounding image via an image sensor, a display unit, a wireless communication unit, a memory recording an image inputted by real time via the camera as a real-time taken data, and a controller controlling the real-time taken data to be outputted to the display unit, the controller controlling the wireless communication unit to relay the real-time taken data to at least one external terminal by real time, the controller controlling the display unit to display a 105-16-2013
20110294527Apparatus for Clustering Cells Using Neighbor Relations - An apparatus operable in a communication system is described. The apparatus includes means for receiving a neighbor relation message from another apparatus. The apparatus also includes means for generating cluster information based on the neighbor relation message. The apparatus further includes means for transmitting the cluster information to the other apparatus.12-01-2011
20110312352FREE-HAND MOBILE MESSAGING-METHOD AND DEVICE - A communication system and device that enables free-hand drawn SMS (Short Messaging Service) messages to be transmitted and received from/to various user devices. A buffer device is inserted within a GSM compatible handset providing a buffer for both conventional SMS messages created by typing a message on the keypad of the handset and for free-hand drawn SMS messages created by drawing or writing the free-hand message on a data entry device. An optional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) facility can be provided in either the buffer device inserted within the handset or in a network server that receives the transmitted message and processes it for proper routing to the intended recipient.12-22-2011
20130190020TRANSFERRING MESSAGES IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and apparatus for transferring a message from a wireless communication device to another communication device. A communications device generates a message using the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device determines a geographical location and an orientation of the wireless communication device. A geographical region is determined using the geographical location and orientation, and a remote server determines the presence of an entity associated with the other communication device in the selected geographical region. The message is then transferred to the other communication device.07-25-2013
20130190021Text to Speech Conversion of Text Messages from Mobile Communication Devices - A method includes providing a user interface, at a mobile communication device, that includes a first area to receive text input and a second area to receive an identifier associated with an addressee device. The text input and the identifier are received via the user interface. A short message service (SMS) message including the text input is transmitted to a Text to Speech (TTS) server for conversion into an audio message and for transmission of the audio message to the addressee device associated with the identifier. An acknowledge message transmitted from the TTS server permits the addressee device to allow delivery of the audio message or to decline delivery of the audio message. The TTS server transmits the audio message in response to the addressee device allowing delivery of the audio message. A confirmation message is received from the TTS server that indicates that a reply voice message has been received from the addressee device in response to the audio message.07-25-2013
20130190022DISPATCH APPLICATION UTILIZING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A dispatch communication and management system method is provided, allowing a dispatcher and remote service technicians to exchange messages over a network in a prescribed format to notify the technicians of new dispatch orders, and to update status information for dispatch orders in corresponding customer service records in a database.07-25-2013
20120021786METHOD OF SENDING A MESSAGE USING A MOBILE PHONE - Presented is a method and system for sending a message using a mobile phone. The method includes composing a message for sending to a recipient, generating a contact-label having contact information of the recipient, combining the message and the contact-label, capturing an image of the message and the contact-label combination for sending to the recipient using the mobile phone, decoding the captured image for identifying the contact information of the recipient, and sending the message to identified contact information.01-26-2012
20120021785Method and System for Transmission and Display of Rich-Media Alerts - There is provided a method and system of generating a rich-media message using a short message service (SMS) message. In one aspect, the method comprises encoding data and rich-media content information to generate an encoded rich-media message, and formatting the encoded rich-media message into a rich-media SMS message. In one aspect, the method includes transmitting the rich-media SMS over a network, In another aspect, the method includes receiving the rich-media SMS by a mobile device, decoding the SMS, and displaying the message. The method may include obtaining rich-media content from a server. In one embodiment, a system for communicating a rich-media message to a mobile device comprises an alerts generator configured to encode a rich-media message and format the message into a rich-media SMS, a content server configured to provide rich-media content to a mobile device configured to decode and display the rich-media SMS.01-26-2012
20120021783TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES APPARATUS AND METHODS - A telecommunications service or application has associated with it a set of exceptions which, in effect, define a set of matchable inputs from a user and corresponding answer functions to be performed in the event of the particular input. An input user text message (01-26-2012
20120021782METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) IN DUAL MODE TERMINAL - A method of controlling a dual mode mobile terminal, and which includes receiving, via a wireless communication unit of the mobile terminal, synchronous time information from a first communication network, the synchronous time information being used for a system time of the mobile terminal and for system time synchronization of the mobile terminal with the first communication network; receiving, via the wireless communication unit, asynchronous time information from a second communication network, the asynchronous time information not being used for system time synchronization of the mobile terminal with the second communication network; calculating, via the controller, an average of a calculated difference between the synchronous time information and the asynchronous time information; receiving, via the wireless communication unit, a message from the second communication network; and setting, via the controller, a reception time stamp of when the message is received based on time information contained in the message received from the second communication network and the calculated average difference.01-26-2012
20120021781SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING DELIVERY OF MULTIMEDIA MESSAGES - A system and method concerned with supporting or implementing functionality to provide efficient delivery of MMS messages to a plurality of recipients. In at least one arrangement the delivery status of already transmitted MMS messages is monitored; for a plurality of messages having a delivery status indicating that the messages are undeliverable to the intended recipient, a new set of recipients is selected and MMS messages transmitted to the new set of recipients. In this way delivery of a desired quota of deliverable MMS messages is effected with greater efficiency than is possible with conventional methods.01-26-2012
20130196697MOBILE MESSAGING HUB ENABLING ENTERPRISE OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBERS - A messaging hub provides communication services for user devices associated with an enterprise office telephone number. The messaging hub establishes a secure connection between the messaging hub local SMSC/MMSC and a data adapter of a unified communications service, provision the enterprise office telephone number for use in a global SMS/MMS network and delivers messages addressed to the enterprise office telephone number to selected user devices.08-01-2013
20130196698METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AN SOAP MESSAGE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for transmitting SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) message, and the method for transmitting/receiving a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) message includes sharing, at an operator server, a method index table including information for use in compressing a SOAP message to be transmitted to a wireless device or recovering the SOAP message from the compressed-SOAP message with a conversion gateway and the wireless device; converting, at the conversion gateway when the operator server requests for transmission of the SOAP message to the wireless device, the SOAP message to the compressed-SOAP message using the method index table and transmitting the compressed-SOAP message to the wireless device; and converting, at the conversion gateway when the wireless device requests for transmission of the compressed-SOAP message to the operator server, the compressed-SOAP message to the SOAP message using the method index table and transmitting the SOAP message to the operator server. The present invention is capable of SOAP-based message transmission/reception in an environment where the IP service is not supported.08-01-2013
20130196696Message Processing - Processing an incoming request message and transmitting outgoing request messages to telephony devices located in various different geographic regions of a telephony system are provided. The telephony devices include at least one group of potential recipient telephony devices. A group of potential recipient devices include mobile telephony devices that can move between the various different geographic regions. An incoming request message comprising a telephony party identifier is received. The telephony party identifier is recognised as a telephony party identifier to be subject to location-based processing. A subgroup, including a plurality of potential recipient telephony devices currently within one or more target geographic regions associated with the recognised telephony party identifier, of the group of potential recipient telephony devices is determined. An outgoing request message is transmitted to each of a plurality of different telephony party identifiers, each being associated with a different potential recipient telephony device in the subgroup.08-01-2013
20130203451PROVISION OF CONTENT TO MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A system and method for provision of content in messages sent to a mobile communications device. The additional content may be selected based on information associated with a user. In some embodiments the additional content includes a proposal from a vendor.08-08-2013
20080233982System and method for enabling short message services between wireless and wireline communication systems - A computing system configured to receive an SMS message generated by a wireless device and include an indicia of an address, such as a telephone number, associated with a destination wireline device (e.g., telephone). The computing system may be configured to access a database located on a network and to store parameters defining type and usage of blocks of address identifiers (e.g., NPA-NXX block of telephone numbers). The computing system may further be configured to determine whether type and usage parameters associated with the destination wireline device are within a block of address identifiers defined to share communications between wireless and wireline networks. The computing system may further route the SMS message to the destination wireline device in response to determining that the type and usage parameters enable sharing between wireless and wireline networks.09-25-2008
20130095866METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR PROCESSING SHORT MESSAGE - The disclosure discloses a method and terminal for processing short message, comprising: receiving a short message, and creating an index identifier corresponding to the short message; storing the index identifier to a preset index file; storing the short message to a preset message file according to the index identifier. The method performs processes to short message in storage space of mobile terminal according to actual data length of short message, and stores as many short messages as possible in limited storage space, thereby efficiently utilizing storage space of SIM card used in mobile terminal, improving utilization ratio of storage space, saving resources, and providing convenience for manufactures and users of mobile terminal. Furthermore, the method can be compatible with existing SIM cards and mobile terminals, and enables existing SIM cards and mobile terminals to perform processes to short message using 6F3C file structure as usual.04-18-2013
20120083296Multimedia messaging service center and method for caching mobile phone newspaper thereof - A multimedia messaging service center (MMSC) and method for caching mobile phone newspaper thereof are disclosed. The MMSC comprises a memory module, a mobile phone newspaper message processing module and a network attached shortage (NAS) module. In this method, after receiving a multimedia message, the MMSC decodes the multimedia message and determines whether the multimedia message is a mobile phone newspaper message; if it is, then the MMSC transmits the message body of the multimedia message to the mobile phone newspaper message processing module. The mobile phone newspaper message processing module determines whether the same message body has been saved in the memory module; if it is, then said message body is discarded, otherwise, said message body is saved into the memory module. The processing efficiency of the MMSC and the user experience are improved by the present invention.04-05-2012
20120094700EXPECTATION ASSISTED TEXT MESSAGING - In one exemplary embodiment, a text message may be sent in which eye-tracking data is used to associate information with a portion of the text message. A text message input by a user may be displayed, with eye-tracking data from the user indicating an expectation associated with a portion of the text message. The expectation may cause information related to the portion of the text message to be associated with the portion of the message.04-19-2012
20130210471SHORT RANGE AND LOW FREQUENCY TEXT MESSAGING SYSTEM - A portable device for communicating text messages over a wireless communication link. Short range communications are enabled over open frequencies between at least two devices. The devices are pre-coded to only exchange messages with previously identified devices.08-15-2013
20130210472SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - The invention is a system that provides and manages a graphical user interface on a mobile device to allow the mobile device to interact with a remote service portal using a Short Message System (SMS) interface. The system includes: a client application running on the mobile device; a Graphics over SMS (GoSMS) protocol comprising a language for exchanging commands, responses and data between software applications; a GoSMS message manager running on the mobile device; and a GoSMS server running a conversation management engine. The conversation management engine is a software application that exchanges SMS packets with the GoSMS message manager. The GoSMS message manager mediates the transmission of messages between the client and the portal by encoding GoSMS messages from the client in a number of SMS packets, and assembling multiple SMS packets received from the portal into GoSMS responses.08-15-2013
20130210468Text Communications Across Wireless Devices Using Private Exchange - Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the communication of business-related (SMS) messages from PBXs to wireless devices are disclosed. In an aspect of the present disclosure, a service provider offers a web, cloud-based service that enables an operator within an organization to have a high volume of two-way communications with an unlimited number of individuals—through SMS texting, instant messaging, pager, web browser, email and voice—all controlled from a single intuitive browser interface tool. Additionally, a complete history of all communications and real time statistics are available to either the operator or an administrator of the organization.08-15-2013
20130210469INTERACTIVE MARKETING SYSTEM - An interactive direct response system combines the use of short text message systems transmitted via GSM-SMS enabled cell phones with a database and website to enable advertisers to view in real time customer responses to a direct response campaign. Customers are invited to respond to a defined advertisement on for example a billboard by responding to a single telephone number associated with the website by sending a text message linked to that particular advertisement, i.e. a single word. A computer receives and analyses the responses and sends an acknowledgement message to the customer.08-15-2013
20130210470Content-Based Notification and User-Transparent Pull Operation for Simulated Push Transmission of Wireless Email - Exemplary system, method, software and apparatus embodiments provide for creating a content-based notification for a mobile device, as a simulated push operation, for devices which do not have push capability. The system comprises a database, a server, and may also include a second web server for user account configuration. The database is adapted to store user account configuration and preference information. The server is adapted to receive a first message having a first protocol, such as SMTP, and to determine whether the content-based notification for the first message should be provided. When the content-based notification is to be provided, the server is adapted to extract a subset of information from the first message, and using the subset of information, to create a second message having a second, different protocol, such as SMS, with the second message providing the content-based notification of the first message.08-15-2013