US Patent No. 10,117,220

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS


Patent No. 10,117,220
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Method And Apparatus For Triggering Machine Type Communications Applications
Inventorship Peter S. Wang, E. Setauket, NY (US)
Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, London (GB)
Behrouz Aghili, Commack, NY (US)
Pascal M. Adjakple, Great Neck, NY (US)
Kai Liu, Dublin, OH (US)
Mahmoud Watfa, Saint Leonard (CA)
Saad Ahmad, Montreal (CA)
Samian Kaur, Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)
Guanzhou Wang, Brossard (CA)
Assignee InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, DE (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,220

1. A method for performing machine type communication (MTC) device authentication and triggering, performed by an MTC interworking function (MTC-IWF), the method comprising:on a condition an Internet protocol (IP) connection does not exist between a services capability server (SCS) and an MTC device, receiving from the SCS over a Tsp interface, a device trigger message towards the MTC device, wherein the device trigger message includes a cryptographic key and the device trigger message has an associated level of urgency;
determining a level of network congestion;
transmitting the device trigger message, including the received cryptographic key, to the MTC device in accordance with the associated level of urgency;
sending a report, to the SCS, associated with the determined level of network congestion, wherein the report indicates either success or failure of the device triggering; and
establishing a secure IP connection using the received cryptographic key.