|| List of recent Subscriber-related patents
| System for exchanging media content between a media content processor and a communication device|
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media content processor having a controller adapted to detect an event associated with recorded media content derived from one among a plurality of media content sources, select a communication device of a subscriber of the media content processor, retrieve a portion of the recorded media content, generate a notice describing the event, and transmit the notice with the portion of the recorded media content to the communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed..
| Internet service provider callback for satellite systems|
A receiver and method for operating the same includes a memory storing purchase information therein and a communication module. A controller is in communication with the memory and the communication module.
| Methods and apparatus to maintain audience privacy while determining viewing of video-on-demand programs|
Methods and apparatus to maintain audience privacy while determining viewing of video-on-demand (vod) programs are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises obtaining subscriber metering data from a site metering device monitoring presentation of vod content at a first subscriber site, obtaining server metering data from a vod server, the server metering data including identification information for a plurality of subscriber sites to identify particular vod content provided uniquely to each of the subscriber sites, the identification information manipulated to preserve anonymity of the plurality of subscriber sites, manipulating at least a portion of the subscriber metering data to determine a first manipulated identifier to identify the first subscriber site, and using the first manipulated identifier to cross-reference the manipulated identification information included in the server metering data to merge the subscriber metering data and the portion of the server metering data uniquely associated with the first subscriber site..
| Cross communication of common problem determination and resolution|
Approaches for problem determination and resolution process cross communication are provided. Embodiments provide cross communication of a problem determination and resolution among similar data center devices.
| Methods, systems, and computer readable media for using a diameter routing agent (dra) to obtain mappings between mobile subscriber identification information and dynamically assigned internet protocol (ip) addresses and for making the mappings accessible to applications|
The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems and computer readable media for using a diameter routing agent (dra) to obtain mappings between mobile subscriber identification information and dynamically assigned internet protocol (ip) addresses and for making the mappings accessible to applications. One exemplary method includes, at a dra, receiving a diameter message containing a dynamically assigned ip address and mobile subscriber identification information.
| Method and system for associating a social networking identifier with a network subscriber account|
An approach for enabling delivery and presentment of service provider notification messages to a subscribed user via a social networking service of the user is described. An integration platform determines whether a network identifier for accessing a social networking service via a communication network is associated with subscriber account information maintained by the communication service provider.
| System, method and device for subscribing to content|
A method includes (a) receiving periodic subscription fees from subscribers of a content subscription service, (b) updating an electronically maintained account of the subscriber to reflect an additional amount of scrip corresponding to each subscription fee, and (c) enabling the subscriber to obtain items of content in amounts and at times determined arbitrarily by the subscriber in exchange for amounts of scrip in the subscriber's account.. .
| Systems and methods for selectively providing messages in telecommunications systems|
A telecommunications advertising means is disclosed. The telecommunication advertising means includes an advertisement database coupled to a processing means.
| Automated communication techniques|
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing an autoresponder that allows subscribers to opt-in to one or more autoresponder campaigns using their spoken voice. Voice input is received from a subscriber and converted to text.
| Paging in a wireless network|
Paging in a wireless network is described. A user equipment (ue) in idle mode is paged by sending a message on a control channel having an allocation of resources for a shared channel and a radio network temporary identity (rnti) associated with other ues including the ue.
| Mobile communication device with subscriber identity module|
In one embodiment, a method of directing calls on a mobile communication device comprises receiving a call signal at the mobile communication device from a short-range enabled communication device operably connected with the mobile communication device, accessing subscriber identity module data of the short-range enabled communication device, preparing an outgoing call signal using the accessed subscriber identity module data of the short-range enabled communication device, establishing a communication session between the short-range enabled communication device and a network, and transmitting the outgoing call signal to the network.. .
| Methods and systems for call processing in a wireline and wireless network|
Methods and systems are described for routing call in a wireless network environment. In one embodiment, a phone address is assigned to a subscriber and/or a subscriber's mobile telecommunications device.
| Anonymous customer reference services enabler|
Variable subscriber identifiers (v-subids) for protecting subscriber privacy are generated and managed. In one aspect, an anonymous customer reference services (acrs) component generates a v-subid, which is a short-lived subscriber identifier that is inserted in a request received from a user equipment during request enrichment.
| Scalable addressing of machine-to-machine terminals in communication networks|
A system and method is provided to accommodate an attach request for machine-to-machine (“m2m”) terminals including a machine international mobile subscriber identity (“m-imsi”) in communication networks. In one embodiment, an apparatus of the system is operable to process the m-imsi attach request from the m2m terminal.
| Sim profile brokering system|
A method for receiving identity information for a mobile communication device is provided. The method comprises a memory module on the mobile communication device receiving, over a wireless communication link, a device identifier and an authentication key, wherein no identity information had previously been provided to the memory module.
| Method for carrying out multimedia broadcast multicast service, home base station and user equipment|
A method for carrying out a multimedia broadcast multicast service, a home base station, a network management system of the home base station and user equipment. The method includes: acquiring, by a home network side entity, multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) configuration information of a macro cell, the mbms configuration information of the macro cell comprising first mbms configuration information, the first mbms configuration information comprising position information of a multimedia broadcast multicast single frequency network (mbsfn) subframe in the macro cell; and configuring a subframe of a closed subscriber group (csg) cell at a position which is the same as that of the mbsfn subframe of the macro cell into a first almost blank subframe (abs) or into a first abs and mbsfn subframe, according to the acquired first mbms configuration information, so that the user equipment (ue) is capable of receiving the mbms of the macro cell..
| Method and apparatus for multicast and broadcast service management|
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for announcing services available in a macro-diversity region of a data frame broadcast by a plurality of base stations in a single frequency network to a plurality of subscriber stations, including providing to the client station broadcast service identification and type of service information. Other functions include data content synchronization, broadcasting and forwarding of multicast and broadcast services (mbs) packets, and mbs session control..
| Multi-mode intelligent access method, device and system|
A multi-mode intelligent access method, device and system are disclosed. The method includes that: a multi-mode mobile intelligent access device is added into a communication network; and the multi-mode mobile intelligent access device employs a way including flow mobility between different access networks, so as to enable a terminal to access a core network gateway through multiple kinds of access networks.
|Technique for providing uninterrupted switched digital video service|
A request is received from a subscriber of a video content network offering a switched digital video service, to establish a new switched digital video session within a service group of the video content network, which group includes both preferred and standard subscribers and has a plurality of existing sessions. It is determined whether adequate bandwidth is available to establish the new switched digital video session without tearing down any of the existing sessions.
|On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations|
A subscriber to a video service generally has available to them an on-screen program guide. The program guide lists programming (e.g., tv shows) that are available to the subscriber for a certain upcoming time period.
|Multi-tenant license enforcement across job requests|
Scheduling job request submitted by multiple tenants in a manner that honors multiple software license agreements for the multiple tenants. A queue persistently stores job requests that await scheduling.
|Resource optimization method, ip network system and resource optimization program|
There is provided a resource optimization method enabling a stable live migration. An amount of generated traffic that is anticipated to be generated is estimated based on the number of subscribers to be processed by a sip server on a virtual machine (step s1).
|System, method and computer readable medium for processing unsolicited electronic mail|
An internet service provider (isp) is configured to analyze a subscriber's sent e-mail packets to determine a subscriber identity associated with the e-mail packets. A database is then queried to determine a current sending rate of e-mails by the subscriber.
|Monetary transaction system|
Embodiments are directed to monetary transaction system for conducting monetary transactions between transaction system subscribers and other entities. In one scenario, the monetary transaction system includes a mobile device that runs a monetary transaction system application.
|Systems and methods for updating climate control algorithms|
A combined business and technical method is described in which a paid subscription service is offered to provide “premium” hvac algorithms for a network-connected, multi-sensing learning thermostat. The users who have chosen to pay for the premium subscription service are provided with at least one additional feature, capability, and/or option that is not provided to unpaid “basic” subscribers of a cloud-based thermostat servicing system that is provided for all thermostat owners.
|Thermal mitigation in dual sim dual active devices|
A system, a method and an apparatus are described. The apparatus includes a modem that responds to a thermal mitigation request by invoking different levels of thermal mitigation for different concurrently active connections.
|Interface card with multiple subscriber identity modules|
An interface card includes a circuit board having an interface unit, a communication operation processing unit mounted on the circuit board, a sim card slot mounted on the circuit board, and a m2m sim mounted on the circuit board. The interface unit is coupled with an interface card slot of an external electronic equipment.
|Group subscriber number management system for a group messaging service|
A method for managing group subscriber numbers in a group messaging device reduces the required number of group subscriber numbers used by the messaging service. The required number of group subscriber numbers is equal to the total number of groups in which a user is permitted to be a member and not the total number of groups of users in the system..
|Methods and apparatus for a network-agnostic wireless router|
Apparatus and methods for a network-agnostic wireless router. In one embodiment, the network-agnostic wireless router is configured to provide an access tunnel (e.g., a so-called “wi-fi pipe”) via a first network (e.g., a wi-fi network), and convert the data payload for transfer over a second network (e.g., a lte network).
|Methods, systems and devices for integrating wireless technology into a fiber optic network|
The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location.
|Telephone number sharing configuration|
A system and a method are disclosed for providing telephone number sharing services to subscribers over public switched telephone network or data network. The disclosed system maintains a bank of reusable caller identifiers (ids).
|Prioritizing radio access types for closed subscriber group cells|
A network entity may be configured for prioritizing radio access types for csg cells of a wireless communication system by storing priority information defining, for each of one or more types of data traffic (e.g., ip traffic, voice traffic, etc.), a priority ranking of cell types comprising at least one of different wireless technologies and different access control types (e.g., a csg mode, a hybrid mode and an open mode), and indicating the priority information to a mobile device for connecting to cells of a wireless communications system. A corresponding mobile entity may be configured for receiving the priority information as described, and selecting a cell to connect to or camp on based on the priority information..
|System and method for network administration and local administration of privacy protection criteria|
Cookie files are screened in a client machine, wherein a cookie file includes a cookie file source. A request from a subscriber is received at a server to send a list of untrusted cookie file sources to the client machine.
|Systems and methods for distributed authentication of video services|
Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for providing distributed authentication of subscribers of a content operator to a content provider. In particular instances, a subscriber of the content operator may visit a website of the content provider and various embodiments of the systems and methods facilitate providing the subscriber with a customized website based on the subscription of the subscriber with the content operator and/or content provider.
|Service access authentication method and system|
An access authentication system for authenticating a subscriber of a service, the access authentication system comprising an operator access authentication system and one or more private access authentication systems, each private access authentication system being communicatively connectable with the operator access authentication system, the operator access authentication system being adapted to provide one or more authentication functions for facilitating authentication of subscribers of the service based on respective subscriber authentication data items associated with credentials of the subscriber; wherein each private access authentication system is adapted to communicate one or more subscriber authentication data items to said operator access authentication system; and wherein each private access authentication system is further adapted to communicate one or more verification data items indicative of the private access authentication system operating in at least one predetermined state.. .
|Domain isolation through virtual network machines|
A method and device for communicating information resources between subscriber end stations and nodes belonging to different network domains is described. The device instantiates different virtual network machines for different network domains using separate independently administrable network databases.
|System and method for providing a data mall|
A system and method for providing content providers with network distribution nodes for distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider may include maintaining multiple network nodes by the communications service provider, where the network nodes may be in communication with the internet and be configured to enable subscribers of the communications service provider to access and download content over a controlled service provider network without the content having to be communicated over the internet. Multiple respective content service providers may be enabled to store content at the network nodes for subscribers local to each respective network node to download the content.
|Robust domain name resolution|
A recursive dns nameserver system and related domain name resolution techniques are disclosed. The dns nameservers utilize a local cache having previously retrieved domain name resolution to avoid recursive resolution processes and the attendant dns requests.
|Customer-identifying email addresses to enable a medium of communication that supports many service providers|
A system comprising one or more transceivers in communication with a vehicle computing system, the one or more transceivers are also in communication with at least one server. The at least one server is configured to receive an email including a subscriber identification and data formatted by a service provider.
|Dynamic subscription and message routing on a topic between publishing nodes and subscribing nodes|
A system for dynamic message routing on a topic between publishing nodes and subscribing nodes includes a plurality of message queues, at least one topic/node table, a subscribing module, a publishing module, and other modules to send messages between one or more publisher and one or more subscribers. Methods include: a method for publishing a message on a topic, a method for forwarding a message on a topic, a method for subscribing to messages on a topic, a method for automatically removing subscribers, a method for direct publishing of messages, and methods for optimizing message transmission between nodes..
|Generating notification from database update|
A computer-implemented method for generating a notification from an in-memory database update includes: detecting an in-memory database event that inserts, deletes or modifies a first record in an in-memory database; executing a first database trigger that corresponds to the detected in-memory database event; identifying a first business event definition that is mapped to the executed first database trigger; and generating a first notification that corresponds to the identified first business event definition, the first notification generated for a first subscriber to the identified first business event definition.. .
|Method and apparatus for verification of a telephone number|
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for verification of a mobile telephone number. The method comprises: storing a mobile telephone number and a corresponding mobile subscriber identity number; receiving a request for verification of the mobile telephone number; sending, in response to the request, an imsi query requesting a mobile subscriber identity number registered in association with the mobile telephone number in an hlr; receiving, in response to the imsi query, the mobile subscriber identity number associated with the mobile telephone number in the hlr; comparing the stored mobile subscriber identity number and the received mobile subscriber identity number, and, if the comparison shows that the received mobile subscriber identity number corresponds to the stored mobile subscriber identity number; initiating the performance of the messaging-or-positioning service in relation to the mobile telephone number..
|Methods, systems, and computer program products for mobile network subscriber incentive programs|
A number of reward programs can be offered to subscribers of a mobile network as an incentive to use fewer allocated resources, rather than more. For example, in some embodiments, a subscriber may elect to participate in a reward program wherein a portion of the unused resources are used to determine a monetary amount to be returned to the subscriber at, for example, the end of a year.
|Fiber optic distribution cables and structures therefor|
Fiber optic distribution cables and methods for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The fiber optic distribution cables present one or more optical fibers outward of the protective covering for distribution of the same toward the subscriber.
|Apparatus and method to embed searchable information into a file, encryption, transmission, storage and retrieval|
A cell phone is disclosed for acquiring information to be transmitted to a receiving facility and for transmitting such thereto. A capture device captures information from an external source.
|System and method for serving binary short message service content to different wireless networks|
Systems and methods are described for serving binary short message service (sms) content to multiple mobile devices that use different wireless networks to receive data. One implementation involves a method for serving binary sms content to the subscribers of a telematics service provider (tsp) on multiple mobile devices that are provisioned with multiple wireless networks.
|Frequency re-use for service and gateway beams|
A method is presented for communicating data in a multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals.
|Intelligent connection manager|
Methods, devices, and storage media may provide for receiving a request from a subscriber device for a connection service pertaining to a machine-to-machine communication; determining whether the request is a valid request for the connection service; selecting a connection to a target device of the machine-to-machine communication in response to determining that the request is valid; executing a command included in the request to be directed to the target device; receiving a response from the target device; and transmitting the response to the subscriber device of the machine-to-machine communication.. .
|Distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider|
A system, method, and server for distributing content. The system includes a number of servers in communication with the internet and configured to provide subscribers of the communications service provider with access to content stored on the number of servers without having to access external networks including the internet.
|System and method for correlating network information with subscriber information in a mobile network environment|
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving information for network traffic in a wireless network; correlating the information with a subscriber of a plurality of subscribers; and generating a behavior profile for the subscriber based on the information over a period of time.. .
|Method for managing logical connections in a network of distributed stations, as well as a network station|
The invention relates to the technical field of domestic networks. A domestic network based on the present upnp-standard allows av connections to be set up between two network subscriber stations—network connections such as these are set up and managed under the control of a network station which is in the form of a control point.
|Remote contextual collaboration|
A method for remote collaboration includes receiving posting content from a first employee of a company. The posting content includes a multitude of key terms.
|Providing customized information for mobile devices and efficiently searching the same|
Account information associated with a mobile device is obtained through a mobile wireless communication network from a database of subscriber account records for mobile wireless communication service subscribers. The account information may identify the previous mobile device, the mobile device, and/or length of usage of the mobile device.
|Method and a system for interacting and trading among users of online social commercial network|
The embodiments herein generally relates to a method for interacting and trading among users of an online social commercial network. A user registers with a web portal and joins to a preferred group of users with a similar interest.
|Automated configuration for network appliances|
Some embodiments include a method for initially configuring a network appliance. The method can detect, by the network appliance, a subscriber network.
|Subscription pricing system, method and computer program product therefor|
A method for subscription pricing may include estimating a number of leads to be provided by an entity to a dealer in a dealer network associated with the entity; estimating a price per lead based at least in part on the estimated number of leads; determining a preliminary subscription price for the dealer based on the estimated number of leads and the estimated price per lead; and applying one or more decision rules imposing one or more constraints to the preliminary subscription price to thereby determine a final subscription price for the dealer. The one or more decision rules may be applied depending upon whether the dealer is a potential subscriber member or an existing member of the dealer network associated with the entity..
|Electronic alcohol intoxication detection, identification and subscriber notification system|
An electronic alcohol intoxication detection, identification and subscriber notification system may include a device that may include an enclosure having an interior housing and an exterior. The enclosure houses components indentifying intoxication level data.
|Mobile device having sim card, base station connected thereto, and battery management method thereof|
A mobile device is provided. The mobile device includes a battery, a subscriber identification module (sim) card, and a control unit.
|Apparatus and method for detecting and storing data from subscriber identity module in a portable terminal|
A portable terminal comprising first and second identity modules, the first module serving as a master module, wherein a processor of the portable terminal is arranged: at power up of the portable terminal, to read data from the first module and to store it in a memory; and to access, in the memory, the data from the first module, before data from the second identity module is read into the memory.. .
|Methods and devices for reducing interference in heterogeneous communication networks based on inter-cell interference coordination|
Devices and methods for reducing interference in a communication network including a first node and a first node coverage area, a second closed subscriber group (csg) node located within the first node coverage area, and one or more user equipment (ue) devices located within the first node coverage area are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving link quality measurement information from the one or more ue devices and determining if a link quality value for a ue device is below a predetermined link quality threshold value and is caused by the second csg node.
|Apparatus and method of automatically provisioning a femtocell|
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a device having a processor operable to receive an identifier from a wireless device of a user, to determine information of a femtocell, and to provide the femtocell information to the wireless device. The processor is also operable to determine location data of the femtocell and to identify according to the gateway identifier a subscriber account to verify availability of service for the femtocell.
|Transmission of location and directional information associated with mobile communication devices|
A method and arrangement for providing location information of a called mobile communication device to a calling party are implemented through a mobile device locator platform disposed in the communication network. A mobile device subscriber to the location service initiates a process where the location of his mobile device is updated on a regular basis and the location information stored in a database on the platform.
|Method and system for providing real-time access to mobile commerce purchase confirmation evidence|
A method and system are provided for providing a real-time access to mobile commerce payment evidence. The method includes receiving and storing evidence that a mobile handset user has confirmed his intention of making a purchase to be billed to his mobile operator account.
|Maximizing end-user's quality of experience within a mobile data plan|
Currently existing mechanisms to optimize the quality of experience (qoe) in accordance with user data plans are rather based on user self-managed usage of his mobile user data plan with, for example, help from external applications which continuously evaluate the limits reached. There is thus a need for deployment of intelligence in the network, in order to avoid abrupt downgrades in the qoe for subscribers that go over the monthly quota of their data plan.