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John Pruett Larkins, Gary Boyd Stephens: System and method for providing a geographic location of a mobile telecommunications unit. Northern Telecom, Haynes & Boone L, July 18, 2000: US06091957 (196 worldwide citation)

A system and method is described herein which provides an originating telecommunications unit with the geographic location of a mobile telecommunications unit without actually placing a call to, or receiving a call from, the mobile unit. The originating unit provides a service platform with an autho ...


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Gary Boyd Stephens: Method and system in a wireless communications network for providing restricted user termination areas based on originator location. Nortel Networks, John D Crane, Bracewell & Patterson L, July 3, 2001: US06256503 (62 worldwide citation)

A method and system in a wireless communications network are provided for restricting communication transactions based on the geographic location of originators and terminators within the wireless communications network. First, a communications transaction is initiated. In response to an initiation ...


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John Pruett Larkins, Gary Boyd Stephens: System and method for reporting the location of a mobile telecommunications unit to an authorized terminator telecommunications unit. Northern Telecom, Haynes and Boone, November 21, 2000: US06151505 (61 worldwide citation)

A system and method of providing a terminator telecommunications unit with the geographic location of a mobile telecommunications unit, where the terminator unit may then provide directions to the mobile unit in voice format or non-voice data format so the mobile unit can use the directions to arriv ...


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Gary Boyd Stephens: Method of and system for dynamically registering and paging mobile units in a wireless system. Nortel Networks, John D Crane, Bracewell & Patterson L, May 21, 2002: US06393285 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of and system for dynamically managing the registration and paging mobile units in a wireless system monitors a usage pattern for each mobile unit in the wireless system. Based upon the monitored usage pattern, the system sets a registration plan and a paging area plan for each mobile unit.


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Gary Boyd Stephens, Andrew Silver: Method of and system for delivering wireless calls. Nortel Networks, John D Crane, Bracewell & Patterson L, July 29, 2003: US06600920 (12 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering a call to a mobile unit in a wireless network includes a mobile switching center that receives a call setup request message initiated in response to a request from an originating mobile switching center. The receiving mobile switching center initiates setting up the call betw ...


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Gary Boyd Stephens: Method and system in a wireless communications network for providing toll restrictions based on the geographic location of an originator. Nortel Networks Corporation, John D Crane, Andrew J Dillon, November 30, 1999: US05995823 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and system in a wireless communications network for restricting certain communication transactions to specific geographic areas in order to reduce the risk of communications fraud are presented. Initially, a list of communication transactions is stored such that the list includes communicat ...


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Gary Boyd Stephens: Method and apparatus for SMS termination overload protection. Apple, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, June 3, 2014: US08743689 (2 worldwide citation)

In order to ameliorate the overload at an overloaded network node that is discarding some of the SMSs it is receiving, when a node is overloaded with received SMSs, it sends a message to the nodes from which it is receiving SMSs of that fact and includes a parameter indicating the extent to which it ...


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Gary Boyd Stephens: Method and apparatus for sms termination overload protection. December 1, 2011: US20110292808-A1

In order to ameliorate the overload at an overloaded network node that is discarding some of the SMSs it is receiving, when a node is overloaded with received SMSs, it sends a message to the nodes from which it is receiving SMSs of that fact and includes a parameter indicating the extent to which it ...



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