US Patent No. 9,264,864

MESSAGE DELIVERY RECEIPT TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,264,864
Issue Date February 16, 2016 
Title Message Delivery Receipt Transmission In A Wireless Communication System
Inventorship Rajesh Kumar Nautiyal, Olathe, KS (US)
Badri Prasad Subramanyan, Overland Park, KS (US)
Rajil Malhotra, Olathe, KS (US)
Ashish Bhan, Shawnee, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,264,864

1. A method of operating a data message service system to facilitate message delivery receipt transmission in a communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving a data message from a first wireless communication device for delivery to a second wireless communication device,
wherein the data message indicates a delivery receipt request;

responsive to the delivery receipt request, storing an identifier of a mobile switching center (MSC) serving the first wireless
communication device for subsequent use to transfer a delivery receipt for delivery to the first wireless communication device;

transferring the data message for delivery to the second wireless communication device;
receiving the delivery receipt for delivery to the first wireless communication device; and
in response to receiving the delivery receipt, transferring the delivery receipt for delivery to the first wireless communication
device using the stored identifier of the MSC serving the first wireless communication device.