US Patent No. 9,143,534

MANAGING MULTIMEDIA MESSAGES BEING TRANSMITTED TO RECIPIENT DEVICES OF FOREIGN NETWORKS


Patent No. 9,143,534
Issue Date September 22, 2015
Title Managing Multimedia Messages Being Transmitted To Recipient Devices Of Foreign Networks
Inventorship Ginger Kelliher, Overland Park, KS (US)
Samira Kaufman, Ashburn, VA (US)
Byron R. Cahoon, Peculiar, MO (US)
Kelly Lee Leyba, Moore, OK (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,143,534

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when
executed, perform a method for managing multimedia messages being transmitted to recipient devices of foreign networks, the
method comprising:
sending a multimedia message having a message size that exceeds a maximum allowable size supported or accepted by a foreign
telecommunications network of a recipient device;

receiving an indication that the sent multimedia message exceeded the maximum allowable size supported or accepted by the
foreign telecommunications network of the recipient device, wherein a determination that the sent multimedia message exceeded
the maximum allowable size supported or accepted by the foreign telecommunications network of the recipient device is performed
in a home network component of a home telecommunications network of a user device sending the multimedia message after the
computing component receives the multimedia message from the user device and prior to the multimedia message being communicated
from the home network component to the recipient device; and

receiving an error notification at the user device when a message type of the sent multimedia message does not match one or
more predetermined message types.