US Patent No. 9,154,926

DELIVERY OF A MESSAGE BASED ON A STATUS OF A RECEIVING DEVICE


Patent No. 9,154,926
Issue Date October 06, 2015
Title Delivery Of A Message Based On A Status Of A Receiving Device
Inventorship Kenneth Ray Steele, Overland Park, KS (US)
Sanjay K. Sharma, Olathe, KS (US)
Jennifer M. Lewer Walter, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,154,926

1. A method of operating a wireless communication system, comprising:
in a first wireless communication device, receiving first user input from a user indicating a message for transmission to
a second wireless communication device;

receiving second user input from the user indicating that the message should not be delivered to the second wireless communication
device when a status of the second wireless communication device satisfies a criteria, wherein the criteria comprises at least
one type of application in use on the second wireless communication device and wherein the criteria is satisfied when the
status of the second wireless communication device indicates one or more of the at least one type of application; and

transferring the message and an indication of the second user input to a wireless communication network, wherein, based on
the indication of the second user input, the wireless communication network does not deliver the message to the second wireless
communication device if the criteria is satisfied.