US Patent Application No: 2003/0154,174

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Network charging

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Abstract

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The invention provides a method of charging for a confederated network, such as the Internet, by the user terminals connected to the network. The network provide generates a tariff code, which is multicast to the user terminals. The user terminals then translate the tariff code to automatically generate a meter rule set that can be used to configure a network traffic meter.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANYLONDON, EN985

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Briscoe, Robert J Woodbridge, GB 31 446
Tassel, Jerome Hadleigh, GB 1 9

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 2001/0051,951 Data processing system for charge calculation 4 2000
 
CSG SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6,032,132 Telecommunications access cost management system 98 1998
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 6,779,034 Cost-effective access to network resources 13 2001
 
Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0024,717 Computer assisted and/or implemented process and architecture for web-based monitoring of energy related usage, and client accessibility therefor 41 2003
 
ELSTER ELECTRICITY, LLC (1)
* 6,088,659 Automated meter reading system 360 1998
 
TARIFFIC, INC. (1)
* 2002/0091,574 Master universal tariff system and method 32 2001
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
* 6,775,267 Method for billing IP broadband subscribers 309 1999
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2004/0246,908 Billing method and device in a cellular packet radio-communication network 2 2004
 
YKK CORPORATION (2)
* 8,166,142 Inter-domain congestion charging 2 2004
* 2007/0028,003 Inter-domain congestion charging 6 2004
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
* 8,977,232 Certified device-based accounting 0 2009
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (3)
7,747,240 Method of charging in a communications network 129 1999
7,426,471 Communications network 20 1999
7,319,673 Communications network 32 1999
 
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL) (2)
* 8,694,619 Packet classification method and apparatus 1 2009
* 2012/0117,220 Packet Classification Method And Apparatus 5 2009
 
GENBAND US LLC (3)
* 7,715,537 Metering in packet-based telephony networks 1 2003
* 2005/0135,578 Metering in packet-based telephony networks 47 2003
* 2010/0215,038 METERING IN PACKET-BASED TELEPHONY NETWORKS 0 2010
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
* 2007/0115,861 Method for selecting a charging rule in connection with a subscriber and system thereof 6 2006
 
ELGRABLY, ERIC (1)
* 2005/0004,822 Method and data processing ssytem for timing the duration of a session 4 2004
 
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (4)
* 7,918,734 Gaming server providing on demand quality of service 9 2002
* 2004/0063,497 Gaming server providing on demand quality of service 76 2002
8,475,280 Gaming server providing on demand quality of service 0 2010
* 2011/0065,500 GAMING SERVER PROVIDING ON DEMAND QUALITY OF SERVICE 1 2010
* Cited By Examiner