Global Patent Index - EP 1483676 A1

EP 1483676 A1 2004-12-08 - DIFFERENTIATED CONNECTIVITY IN A PAY-PER-USE PUBLIC DATA ACCESS SYSTEM

Title (en)

DIFFERENTIATED CONNECTIVITY IN A PAY-PER-USE PUBLIC DATA ACCESS SYSTEM

Title (de)

DIFFERENZIERTE KONNEKTIVITÄT IN EINEM ÖFFENTLICHEN BEZAHLUNG-PRO-BENUTZUNG-DATENZUGRIFFSYSTEM

Title (fr)

CONNECTIVITE DIFFERENCIEE DANS UN SYSTEME PUBLIC D'ACCES AUX DONNEES FACTURE A L'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 1483676 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02766197 A

Priority

  • US 0227790 W
  • US 36332702 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO03079210A1] This invention provides methods and apparatus for offering tiered application services for access to network services on a pay-per-use basis in public access networks. Using personal devices (108), the user can access different tiers of application services on demand (103, 104), without the need of any preexisting association, e.g., subscription, with the service provider of the wireless access system (111). Such on-demand access is obtained by providing a variety of personal identifiers, such as a credit card number or frequent flier identification. Moreover, the service offering allows a user through a personal device to modify, enhance or degrade the currently established tier of application services during the lifetime of the user's association with the access network. A network-level enforcement mechanism at access points within the access network ensures user access only to application services within the application service tier that they have paid for, and denies service accesses not within that tier.

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

G06F 15/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 15/00 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 15/16 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 41/0893 (2013.01); H04L 41/0253 (2013.01); H04L 63/102 (2013.01); H04L 67/16 (2013.01); H04L 63/0227 (2013.01); H04L 2463/101 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SK TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 03079210 A1 20030925; AU 2002329940 A1 20030929; CN 1326065 C 20070711; CN 1647059 A 20050727; EP 1483676 A1 20041208; EP 1483676 A4 20090415; JP 2005520250 A 20050707; JP 4817602 B2 20111116; KR 100745434 B1 20070802; KR 20040096612 A 20041116

INPADOC legal status


2010-09-22 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20100818

2009-07-22 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20090618

2009-04-15 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20090316

2009-04-15 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: H04L 29/06 20060101AFI20090310BHEP

2009-04-15 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G06F 15/16 20060101ALI20090310BHEP

2004-12-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20040921

2004-12-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SK TR

2004-12-08 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI