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1. (US20130294327) Charging over a user-deployed relay

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 13831408 Application Date: 14.03.2013
Publication Number: 20130294327 Publication Date: 07.11.2013
Grant Number: 10051686 Grant Date: 14.08.2018
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H04W 4/24
H04W 88/04
H04L 29/06
H04W 12/02
H04L 12/14
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4
Services or facilities specially adapted for wireless communication networks
24
Accounting or billing
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
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29
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
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
12
Security arrangements, e.g. access security or fraud detection; Authentication, e.g. verifying user identity or authorisation; Protecting privacy or anonymity
02
Protecting privacy or anonymity
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
02
Details
14
Charging arrangements
CPC:
H04L 12/1425
H04L 63/0272
H04W 12/02
H04W 4/24
H04W 88/04
Applicants: QUALCOMM Incorporated
Inventors: Gavin B. Horn
Miguel Griot
Gerardo Giaretta
Agents: Arent Fox, LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Charging over a user-deployed relay
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(EN)

Network entities in a wireless network cooperate to account and charge for data communicated over the wireless network. Accounting and charging enable the network entities to properly allocate charges to a second user equipment that communicates through a first user equipment, which acts as a relay in the wireless network. A network entity receives a request from the first user equipment related to a packet data network connection relating to the second user equipment. The network entity establishes or modifies a connection between a gateway and the first user equipment in response to the request. Charges for the data may be allocated to the second user equipment for data communicated with the identifier of the second user equipment.