US Patent No. 10,512,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION TO MULTIPLE DEVICES ACCORDING TO LOCATION


Patent No. 10,512,055
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Assigning Mobile Subscriber Identification Information To Multiple Devices According To Location
Inventorship Walter Cooper Chastain, Atlanta, GA (US)
Stephen Emille Chin, Marietta, GA (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,055

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
assigning a first international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) to a first communication device;
assigning the first IMSI to a second communication device for a registration service area;
responsive to a first determination that the first communication device is not authorized to use the first IMSI in the registration service area, transmitting instructions to a first registration function server, wherein the instructions enable the second communication device to register in the registration service area with the first IMSI;
identifying a second registration function server in another registration service area, wherein a communication service area comprises the registration service area and the another registration service area; and
transmitting instructions to the second registration function server, wherein the instructions enable the first communication device to register in the another registration service area with the first IMSI.