US Patent No. 9,369,592

ACCURATE USER DATA INFORMATION


Patent No. 9,369,592
Issue Date June 14, 2016
Title Accurate User Data Information
Inventorship Saravana Velusamy, Olathe, KS (US)
Suryanarayanan Ramamurthy, Olathe, KS (US)
Rajat Kumar, Woodbridge, IL (US)
Talat Jamshidi, Leawood, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,369,592

1. A method of operating a communication system for data balance queries comprises:
in a packet data network gateway, receiving a balance query from a wireless communication device;
in the packet data network gateway and in response to the balance query, transferring data usage information for the wireless
communication device to an online charging server, wherein the data usage information comprises a quantity of data remaining
from a data quota, the data quota comprising a portion of total data available to the wireless communication device supplied
by the online charging server;

in the online charging server, receiving the data usage information and transferring aggregated data information to a prepaid
management system based on the data usage information and supplemental data usage information for the wireless communication
device;

in the prepaid management system, receiving the aggregated data information and generating an updated balance for the wireless
communication device based on the aggregated data information;

in the packet data network gateway, transferring the balance query to the prepaid management system; and
in the prepaid management system, receiving the balance query and, after the generation of the updated balance for the wireless
communication device, transferring a balance response to the wireless communication device based on the updated balance.