US Patent No. 9,264,842

SECONDARY OPEN MOBILE ALLIANCE DEVICE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM


Patent No. 9,264,842
Issue Date February 16, 2016 
Title Secondary Open Mobile Alliance Device Management Platform
Inventorship Bret D. Sumner, Lawrence, KS (US)
Simon Youngs, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,264,842

1. A system, comprising:
mobile communication devices; and
a secondary device management (DM) server that comprises a memory, a processor, and an application programming interface (API),
wherein the secondary DM server makes available a subset of the functionality of a primary DM server and when accessed through
a portal,

initiates a DM session with a short message service (SMS) system type message,
notifies the mobile communication devices associated with a trusted third party of the secondary DM server via the short message
service system type message,

makes available firmware to be downloaded from a sandbox of the secondary DM server and tested by a limited number of the
mobile communication devices associated with the third party, wherein the sandbox is an area in a memory to isolate untested
firmware or firmware under test from the environment outside the sandbox,

deletes problematic firmware from the sandbox, and
requests the primary server to move tested firmware that meets predefined criteria to a production area of the secondary DM
server,

whereby the third party has restricted access to the firmware activation or updating process.