07181538 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 60 patents.

System and methods for providing multimedia message service (MMS) interoperability between an initiating carrier and a destination carrier. A transcoding facility receives an MMS message from an initiating carrier and accesses a number portability database to determine an identity of a destination carrier to which the MMS message is intended to be sent and a carrier profile repository to obtain a carrier profile for the destination carrier, the carrier profile including information regarding an MMS format acceptable to the destination carrier. The transcoding facility determines, based on the carrier profile and a format of the MMS message received from the initiating carrier, whether the format of the MMS message received from the initiating carrier must be modified to be effectively received by the destination carrier and, if so, transcodes the MMS message in accordance with the carrier profile to generate a transcoded MMS message, and thereafter sends one of (i) the MMS message received from the initiating carrier and (ii) the transcoded MMS message to the destination carrier.

Title
System and method for providing configurable, dynamic multimedia message service pre-transcoding
Application Number
10/706975
Publication Number
7181538 (B2)
Application Date
November 14, 2003
Publication Date
February 20, 2007
Inventor
Robert C Lovell Jr
Leesburg
VA, US
Brian Jeffery Beggerly
Washington
DC, US
Thilo Rusche
Arlington
VA, US
William H Duddley
Lovettsville
VA, US
James C Farrow
Frederick
MD, US
Derek Hung Kit Tam
Reston
VA, US
Agent
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
Assignee
Sybase 365
VA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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