US Patent No. 9,398,424


Patent No. 9,398,424
Issue Date July 19, 2016
Title Delivering Messages To Destination Devices
Inventorship Raymond Emilio Reeves, Olathe, KS (US)
Ryan Alan Wick, Punta Gorda, FL (US)
John Marvin Jones, III, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,398,424

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-useable instructions embodied thereon for performing
a method for delivering messages to destination devices, the method comprising:
receiving, at a messaging component, a message comprising an indication of a destination identifier, where the messaging component
directly communicates messages to a direct component and a broadcast component based on the destination identifier of the

identifying the destination identifier associated with the message, wherein the destination identifier identifies the destination
to which the message is to be directly delivered to a component; and

based on the destination identifier, directly communicating from the messaging component, the message, or a variation thereof,
the broadcast component that communicates messages as broadcast messages to a set of destination devices such that a broadcast
message is presented on a destination device of the set of destination devices as a direct message via a short-message-service-based
interface based on a preference tag indicates a preference of broadcast messages to be displayed on the destination device;
wherein presenting the broadcast message via the short-message-service-based interface comprises:

receiving the message at the destination device;
determining that the message, received as a broadcast message, is received from the broadcast component;
determining that the destination identifier associated with the message matches the preference tag stored in association with
the destination device; and

presenting the message, received as a broadcast message, via an SMS-based message based on the preference tag.