US Patent No. 9,357,378

SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) CARD INITIATION OF CUSTOM APPLICATION LAUNCHER INSTALLATION ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 9,357,378
Issue Date May 31, 2016
Title Subscriber Identity Module (sim) Card Initiation Of Custom Application Launcher Installation On A Mobile Communication Device
Inventorship Jason R. Delker, Olathe, KS (US)
Drew T. Dennis, Kansas City, MO (US)
Cynthia Fung, Kansas City, MO (US)
M. Jeffrey Stone, Overland Park, KS (US)
Shannon L. Stone, Kansas City, MO (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,357,378

1. A method of activating a mobile communication device, comprising:
powering on a mobile communication device having a subscriber identity module (SIM) card installed, the SIM card comprising
a processor and a memory, wherein the memory stores, at least in part, an integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID), an international
mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), an authentication key, and an operation object;

responsive to powering on the mobile communication device, booting the mobile communication device, wherein booting comprises
reading at least a portion of the SIM card by a processor of the mobile communication device and executing the operation object
by the processor of the mobile communication device;

responsive to executing the operation object, sending a request to download a custom application launcher by a Web browser
client executed by the processor of the mobile communication device to a Web site identified by a uniform resource locator
(URL) stored in the memory of the SIM card;

receiving the custom application launcher from the Web site;
installing the custom application launcher as the active application launcher on the mobile communication device;
executing the custom application launcher on the mobile communication device;
sending a request to download customization items to a Web site by the custom application launcher;
receiving the requested customization items by the mobile communication device; and
customizing the mobile communication device based on the customization items, wherein the customization items comprise at
least three of a display wallpaper for the mobile communication device, a mobile communication service provider logo, a power-on
video animation for the mobile communication device, a power-off video animation for the mobile communication device, a ringtone
for the mobile communication device, a phone number or a short code of a customer care service associated with the mobile
communication service provider, and a link to an applications store associated with the mobile communication service provider.