06104931 is referenced by 142 patents and cites 12 patents.

A telecommunications system and method is disclosed for defining location services in a simplified manner based upon whether the positioning request is an interactive request or a batch mode request. In order to initiate a positioning request, a Location Application (LA) must first register with at least one Mobile Location Center (MLC), define the service parameters specific for that LA and receive a Location Application Identifier Number (LAIN). Thereafter, the LA can send either an interactive or batch mode positioning request along with the LAIN. An interactive positioning request is a request to position a specific subscriber or group of subscribers immediately, while a batch mode positioning request is a request to position a subscriber or group of subscribers when a particular event defined by the LA occurs. Advantageously, the definition of location services is decoupled from issues, such as the point of origin of the request, the identity of the subscriber to be positioned and authorization options.

Title
System and method for defining location services
Application Number
9/62839
Publication Number
6104931
Application Date
April 20, 1998
Publication Date
August 15, 2000
Inventor
Maya Roel Ng
Plano
TX, US
Stephen Hayes
Carrollton
TX, US
Theodore Havinis
Plano
TX, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist P C
Assignee
Ericsson
NC, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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