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1. US20120309346 - Nodes for communicating credit related information

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United States of America
Application Number 13579001
Application Date 29.12.2010
Publication Number 20120309346
Publication Date 06.12.2012
Grant Number 09184924
Grant Date 10.11.2015
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04L 12/14
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
14Charging arrangements
H04W 4/24
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
24Accounting or billing
H04M 15/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time-indication
CPC
H04L 12/14
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
14Metering,; charging ; or billing; arrangements ; specially adapted for data wireline or wireless communications
H04L 12/1403
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
14Metering,; charging ; or billing; arrangements ; specially adapted for data wireline or wireless communications
1403Architecture for metering, charging or billing
H04M 15/66
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
66Policy and charging system
H04M 15/8016
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
80Rating or billing plans; Tariff determination aspects
8016based on quality of service [QoS]
H04M 15/85
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
83Notification aspects
85characterised by the type of condition triggering a notification
H04M 15/852
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
83Notification aspects
85characterised by the type of condition triggering a notification
852Low balance or limit reached
Applicants Yong Yang
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
John Stenfelt
Inventors Yong Yang
John Stenfelt
Agents Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
Title
(EN) Nodes for communicating credit related information
Abstract
(EN)

A PCRF node (120) for a communications system, equipped with an interface (Gx) towards a PCEF node (130), in the system. The PCRF node (120) is arranged to use said interface to provide the PCEF node (130) with new or updated PCC rules for a User Equipment. The PCRF node (120) is also equipped with an interface (Sy) towards an OCS node (115), and is arranged to as a result of a trigger signal, request a credit indication for the new or updated PCC rules for the User Equipment from the OCS node (115) over the interface to the OCS node (115), to receive a credit indication for the new or updated PCC rules for the User Equipment from the OCS node (115) over the interface (Sy) to the OCS node, and to provide said credit information to the PCEF node (130). An OCS node (115) is also disclosed.