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17. US20140220951 - Cellular telecommunications networks for temporarily associating unique connection numbers with terminals having token identification modules

Office United States of America
Application Number 14068965
Application Date 31.10.2013
Publication Number 20140220951
Publication Date 07.08.2014
Grant Number 09072081
Grant Date 30.06.2015
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4
Services or facilities specially adapted for wireless communication networks
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
76
Connection management, e.g. connection set-up, manipulation or release
02
Connection set-up
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
8
Network data management
26
Network addressing or numbering for mobility support
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
24
Supervisory, monitoring or testing arrangements
02
Arrangements for optimising operational condition
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4
Services or facilities specially adapted for wireless communication networks
12
Messaging, e.g. SMS [Short Messaging Service]; Mailboxes; Announcements, e.g. informing users on the status or progress of a communication request
H04W 4/00
H04W 76/02
H04W 8/26
H04W 24/02
H04W 4/12
CPC
H04W 48/16
H04W 4/12
H04W 4/70
H04W 8/26
H04W 24/02
H04W 60/00
Applicants VODAFONE GROUP PLC
Inventors Richard Gumbrell
Graeme Sandieson
Greg Reeve
Tony Smith
Yakeen Prabdial
Agents B. Aaron Schulman, Esq.
Nicholas Trenkle
Stites & Harbison, PLLC.
Priority Data 0805964.4 02.04.2008 GB
0815200.1 20.08.2008 GB
Title
(EN) Cellular telecommunications networks for temporarily associating unique connection numbers with terminals having token identification modules
Abstract
(EN)

A cellular telecommunications network that facilitates communication connections for terminals having identification modules that are not associated with a subscriber record or Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network (MSISDN). The cellular telecommunications network implements providing a pool of unique connection numbers; in response to a request for communication with a device incorporating a token identification module, assigning a selected one of the pooled numbers to the token identification module in a location register; and initiating a reconnection event, thereby providing the assigned number to the device by associating the device with a temporary unique connection number in the location register. Embodiments described are directed to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) client terminals with embedded token identification modules.