US Patent No. 10,117,291

WIRELESS MESSAGING ADDRESS SYSTEM AND METHOD


Patent No. 10,117,291
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Wireless Messaging Address System And Method
Inventorship Randall Snyder, Campbell, CA (US)
Gerald Hewes, Lexington, MA (US)
Boon Hwang, Redmond, WA (US)
Michael Pirie, Redmond, WA (US)
Eswar Priyadarshan, West Roxbury, MA (US)
Assignee MOBILE MESSENGER GLOBAL, INC., Los Angeles, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,291

1. A messaging address system for facilitating interaction between mobile subscribers and message-based applications servers, the system comprising:a communications network; and
a message center system coupled to the communications network, the message center system comprising:
a processor configured to:
obtain from a separate party an entire range of entire destination addresses, and
associate each of the entire destination addresses from the entire range of destination addresses at more than one wireless carrier and with one or more corresponding data network addresses for a plurality of different message-based applications servers;
wherein each of the entire destination addresses are formatted in accordance with a standard non-geographic numbering plan,
wherein the data network addresses are formatted in accordance with an internet protocol address or a domain name service address,
wherein each entire destination address, from the range of entire destination addresses, is serviced by more than one wireless carrier, and
wherein each of the entire destination addresses provide mobile originated access to a value added application or value added service associated with the message-based applications servers,
receive a mobile-originated message generated by a subscriber of a wireless device comprising a destination address entered by the subscriber in a format of XXXXX, where each X is any number 0-9, and XXXXX is an entire unaltered destination address;
wherein the mobile-originated message includes the entire unaltered destination address falling within the entire range of entire destination addresses and associated, at more than one wireless carrier, with a particular message-based application server formatted in accordance with the standard non-geographic numbering plan for the message-based application server,
translate the mobile-originated message's entire unaltered destination address, in the format of XXXXX, associated with the particular message-based application server into a corresponding data network address, and
route the mobile-originated message via a data network using at least the corresponding data network address for receipt by the message-based application server to provide the value added application or the value added service associated with the message-based application, wherein the data network address provides access by any mobile subscriber to the same value added application or value added service.