US Patent No. 9,712,999

DIGEST OF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH STATIC AND DYNAMIC PORTIONS


Patent No. 9,712,999
Issue Date July 18, 2017
Title Digest Of Biographical Information For An Electronic Device With Static And Dynamic Portions
Inventorship Clinton H. Loman, Raymore, MO (US)
Brian D. Mantel, Shawnee, KS (US)
Lyle W. Paczkowski, Mission Hills, KS (US)
Kenneth R. Steele, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,712,999

1. A method of obtaining information about a mobile communication device from a radio frequency identity (RFID) chip in the
mobile communication device, the method comprising:
reading, by a near field communication (NFC) scanner, a biographical digest from the RFID chip in the mobile communication
device, wherein the RFID chip comprises non-transitory memory areas corresponding to a static portion and a dynamic portion
of the biographical digest, and wherein information in the static portion cannot be altered but information in the dynamic
portion is alterable prior to a device status of the dynamic portion indicating a value of dead or terminated;

based on reading the biographical digest from both the static portion and dynamic portion, determining, by a computer system
that is communicatively coupled to the NFC scanner, at least three items of information about the mobile communication device
selected from: a location where the mobile communication device was manufactured, an initial software version installed in
the mobile communication device by a manufacturer, a current preferred roaming list (PRI) stored in the mobile communication
device, a current software version installed in the mobile communication device, an activation date of the mobile communication
device, a phone number of the mobile communication device, an international mobile station equipment identity (IMEI) of the
mobile communication device, and a mobile equipment identity (MEID) of the mobile communication device; and

providing, by the computer system to a display, the at least three items of information about the mobile communication device
determined by the computer system.