US Patent No. 9,509,646


Patent No. 9,509,646
Issue Date November 29, 2016
Title Inter-carrier Communications For Multimedia-message Delivery
Inventorship Piyush Upadhyay, Overland Park, KS (US)
Jamie L Kennedy, Olathe, KS (US)
William James Routt, Emeryville, CA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,509,646

1. A computer-implemented method for delivering a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message from a first multimedia messaging
service center (MMSC) of a home network to a second MMSC of a foreign network, the method comprising:
modifying, at the first MMSC, one or more of the MMS message and one or more multimedia objects contained in the MMS message
to conform to the one or more multimedia-messaging parameters to provide a modified multimedia message;

communicating the modified MMS message to a second MMSC for delivery to a recipient's mobile device;
receiving a first failed-delivery notification from the second MMSC when the modified MMS message cannot be delivered to the
recipient's mobile device; and

communicating a second failed-delivery notification to a user's mobile device, wherein the first or second failed-delivery
notifications include a condition associated with the foreign network or the recipient's mobile device and the condition is
one of: the recipient's mobile device is powered off, the recipient's mobile device is not accepting MMS messages, the recipient's
mobile device has exceeded its memory capacity, or the foreign network conditions make delivery impossible.