US Patent No. 10,990,653

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIMITING A NUMBER OF SIMULTANEOUS USERS OF SOFTWARE


Patent No. 10,990,653
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Method And Apparatus For Limiting A Number Of Simultaneous Users Of Software
Inventorship Guo Dong Gan, Kuala Lumpur (MY)
Swee Yee Soo, Gelugor (MY)
Moheinvarman Subramaniam, Batu Ferringhi (MY)
Wei Lun Chan, Simpang Ampat (MY)
Assignee MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC., Chicago, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,990,653

1. An apparatus comprising: memory configured to store applications; an over-the-air transmitter configured to transmit voice and data over a talkgroup; an over-the-air receiver configured to receive voice and data over a talkgroup; logic circuitry configured to: execute a first application stored in the memory; cause the over-the-air transmitter to transmit a request for permission to use the first application over a first application talkgroup, wherein the first application talkgroup is dedicated for requesting permission to use of the first application as part of a concurrent site license and wherein the first application talkgroup is only used to request and receive permission for the first application; receive permission on the first application talkgroup, via the over-the-air receiver, to use the first application over the first application talkgroup; and allow the first application to be executed or continue to be executed only when the permission is received.