US Patent No. 9,363,665

TARGETING INSERTION WORK-AROUND FOR LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) PATH


Patent No. 9,363,665
Issue Date June 07, 2016
Title Targeting Insertion Work-around For Long Term Evolution (lte) Path
Inventorship Robert H. Burcham, Overland Park, KS (US)
Jason R. Delker, Olathe, KS (US)
Geoffrey A. Holmes, Olathe, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,363,665

1. A method of assigning a subscriber identifier to a mobile communication device using a long term evolution (LTE) network,
comprising:
searching an original service request, by a server, for a subscriber identifier of the mobile communication device upon receipt
of the original service request comprising an original uniform resource locator (URL);

determining, by the server, that no subscriber identifier is found and that a source internet protocol (IP) address of the
original service request is within a predefined IP address block; and

in response to the determining:
composing, by the server, a new URL with the original URL nested inside the new URL, wherein the additional part of the new
URL from the original URL redirects the mobile communication device to an identifier network element,

responding to the original service request, by the server, to a client application on the mobile communication device with
the new URL,

referencing, by the identifier network element, a system of record (SoR) for a subscription profile based on a source IP address
of a second service request in response to receiving the second service request from the mobile communication device,

composing an enhanced header comprising a subscriber identifier obtained from the subscription profile,
building a new service request comprising the enhanced header and the original service request, and
submitting, by the identifier network element, the new service request to the server as a proxy of the client application.