Global Patent Index - EP 1243136 A1

EP 1243136 A1 2002-09-25 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHORIZATION OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AND FEATURES IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TERMINALS VIA A CENTRAL BILLING SYSTEM

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHORIZATION OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AND FEATURES IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TERMINALS VIA A CENTRAL BILLING SYSTEM

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR AUTORISIERUNG VON SOFTWAREANWENDUNGEN IN DIGITALEN ÜBERTRAGUNGSENDGERÄTEN ÜBER EIN ZENTRALES BERECHNUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL POUR AUTORISATION DE CARACTERISTIQUES ET D'APPLICATIONS DE LOGICIELS DANS DES TERMINAUX DE COMMUNICATION NUMERIQUE PAR LE BIAIS D'UN SYSTEME CENTRAL DE FACTURATION

Publication

EP 1243136 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00973655 A

Priority

  • US 0028853 W
  • US 16123099 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0131924A1] A method and apparatus are provided for allowing billing systems (105) to authorize and specify services, using service handles, for applications, features of applications, terminal features associated with applications or features of applications, in digital communication terminals (150) (e.g., television set-top boxes). In particular, the present invention relates to the authorization by a billing system (105) of software applications and features of communication terminals (150) which are operating in a Multiple Applications Management (MAM) (165) environment. Applications may include virtual applications which can be identified, downloaded (110), and enabled under the control of the MAM (165).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 7/173; H04N 7/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 5/00 (2011.01); H04N 7/16 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/8173 (2013.01); H04N 7/165 (2013.01); H04N 21/235 (2013.01); H04N 21/2362 (2013.01); H04N 21/2543 (2013.01); H04N 21/8166 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0131924A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0131924 A1 20010503; AU 1214501 A 20010508; CA 2388155 A1 20010503; EP 1243136 A1 20020925; TW 503359 B 20020921

INPADOC legal status


2007-10-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070501

2004-05-26 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

- Designated State(s): DE GB

2002-12-11 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20021025

2002-09-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020424

2002-09-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL

2002-09-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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