US Patent No. 9,136,957

MOBILE DEVICE ACTIVATION FOR EVENTS


Patent No. 9,136,957
Issue Date September 15, 2015
Title Mobile Device Activation For Events
Inventorship Michael Napolitano, Reston, VA (US)
Sei Y. Ng, Olathe, KS (US)
M. Jeffrey Stone, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,136,957

1. A mobile device activation method, comprising:
scanning a mobile device for an identifier of the mobile device for activation of the mobile device to receive a local broadcast
of an event;

adding the identifier for the mobile device to an activation list comprising a plurality of identifiers for mobile devices
subscribed for the event;

providing the activation list to a broadcaster, wherein the broadcaster locally broadcasts the event and the activation list
with the event to local mobile devices such that each of the local mobile devices receives the activation list comprising
the plurality of identifiers and each of the local mobile devices that detects their identifier on the activation list activates
for the event;

checking a physical identifier for the mobile device against a deactivation list of physical identifiers;
removing the identifier for the mobile device from the activation list for the event when a match of the identifier is found
in the deactivation list; and

providing the activation list without the identifier to the broadcaster, wherein the broadcaster locally broadcasts the activation
list without the identifier to local mobile devices to deactivate the mobile device having the identifier that was removed
from the activation list for the event.