US Patent No. 9,264,879

MANAGING RESOURCE USAGE OF A MOBILE DEVICE


Patent No. 9,264,879
Issue Date February 16, 2016 
Title Managing Resource Usage Of A Mobile Device
Inventorship Raymond Emilio Reeves, Olathe, KS (US)
Simon Youngs, Overland Park, KS (US)
Gary Duane Koller, Overland Park, KS (US)
Mark Douglas Peden, Olathe, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,264,879

1. A computer-implemented method of managing resource usage of mobile devices based on resource thresholds of wireless communications
networks, the method comprising:
receiving a resource policy from a mobile device that is registered to a service provider network resource management subscription
plan for a wireless communications network, the resource policy indicating that a network resource manager associated with
the wireless communications network is authorized to use the resource policy to control the resource usage of the mobile device
to support a resource threshold level of the wireless communications network;

determining that the wireless communications network has met the resource threshold;
upon determining that the wireless communications threshold has met the resource threshold, restricting the resource usage
of the mobile device using the received resource policy of the mobile device; and

determining a reward for the network resource management subscription plan for the mobile device, wherein a portion of the
reward is based in part upon a calculated amount of restricted resource usage of the mobile device during peak hours of wireless
communications network traffic.