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1. (WO2001058110) A NETWORK GATEWAY-BASED BILLING METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2001/058110 International Application No.: PCT/IE2001/000016
Publication Date: 09.08.2001 International Filing Date: 05.02.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 16.08.2001
IPC:
G06Q 20/00 (2012.01) ,G06Q 30/00 (2012.01) ,H04L 12/14 (2006.01) ,H04L 12/24 (2006.01) ,H04L 29/08 (2006.01) ,H04M 15/00 (2006.01) ,H04M 17/00 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
02
Details
14
Charging arrangements
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
02
Details
24
Arrangements for maintenance or administration
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
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Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02
Communication control; Communication processing
06
characterised by a protocol
08
Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15
Arrangements for metering, time-control or time-indication
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
17
Prepayment telephone systems
Applicants:
APION TELECOMS LIMITED [IE/IE]; Blindgate House Batchelors Lane East Drogheda County Louth, IE (AllExceptUS)
MCCONNELL, Richard [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
KING, Peter [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CLARKE, Seamus [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
MURPHY, Denis [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
RODGERS, Michael [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
MCCONNELL, Richard; GB
KING, Peter; US
CLARKE, Seamus; GB
MURPHY, Denis; GB
RODGERS, Michael; GB
Agent:
WELDON, Michael, J. ; John A. O'Brien & Associates 3rd floor, Duncairn House 14 Carysfort Avenue Blackrock County Dublin, IE
Priority Data:
2000/010803.02.2000IE
2000/028913.04.2000IE
Title (EN) A NETWORK GATEWAY-BASED BILLING METHOD
(FR) PROCEDE ET SYSTEME DE FACTURATION ORGANISES AUTOUR D'UN RESEAU
Abstract:
(EN) A gateway (1) routes signals between a WAP mobile phone (3) and an application on a Web server (2). The application generates a message for each of a number of events recognised according to the service being provided. These messages are transmitted to the gateway (1). A billing manager in the gateway (1) directs the messages in real time to a real time mediation device (7) if they relate to a pre-pay service, or alternatively to a billing log (5) for off-line processing. The network operator operating the gateway can thus charge in a manner relating to services provided instead of simply call duration.
(FR) Selon l'invention, une passerelle (1) achemine les signaux entre un téléphone mobile (3) WAP et une application s'exécutant sur un serveur Web (2). Ladite application génère un message pour chacun des événements reconnus en fonction du service fourni. Ces messages sont transmis par la passerelle (1). Un gestionnaire de facturation se trouvant au niveau de la passerelle (1) dirige les messages en temps réel soit vers un dispositif (7) de médiation en temps réel si lesdits messages concernent un service de prépaiement, soit vers un journal (5) de facturation en vue d'un traitement hors ligne. L'opérateur réseau exploitant la passerelle peut ainsi procéder à une facturation basée sur les services fournis plutôt que sur la simple durée de l'appel.
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Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1264464US20030074313AU2001228766