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1. (US20120264375) Devices, systems, and methods for sponsored tethered connectivity

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 13086387 Application Date: 13.04.2011
Publication Number: 20120264375 Publication Date: 18.10.2012
Grant Number: 08831517 Grant Date: 09.09.2014
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H04B 7/00
H04M 11/00
H04B 7/15
H04L 12/14
H04W 88/04
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
B
TRANSMISSION
7
Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
11
Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
B
TRANSMISSION
7
Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14
Relay systems
15
Active relay systems
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
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
88
Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
02
Terminal devices
04
adapted for relaying to or from another terminal or user
Applicants: Shankaranarayanan Nemmara K.
AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
Inventors: Shankaranarayanan Nemmara K.
Agents: Hartman & Citrin LLC
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Devices, systems, and methods for sponsored tethered connectivity
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to establishing an STC connection by tethering a special purpose connected device (SPCD) through a tethering mobile device having network access. The SPCD accesses an application server on the network, and is authenticated before service to the SPCD begins. Once authenticated, the service provider is billed for the STC connection instead of a user of the tethering mobile device.