Apparatus and method for broadcasting messages to selected group(s) of users

  • US 7,224,957 B2
  • Filed: 03/16/2004
  • Issued: 05/29/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method in a wireless communications system for transmitting a plurality of messages bearing information about an event to a plurality of users groups of, said method comprising the steps of:

  • a) dedicating each of a plurality of groups of users to include at least one first user and one second user, transmitting a first message to said one first user and a second message to said one second user, at least one message bearing information that is related to at least one group;

    b) registering each user to each of the plurality of groups to receive messages bearing the information related to the one group;

    c) accessing from each registered user its address to enable each registered user to receive at least one message in a wireless device;

    d) selecting at least one of the plurality of groups; and

    e) transmitting to the accessed address of each registered user of the selected group the one message bearing information related to the information of the selected one group wherein there'"'"'s included a further step of ranking and transmitting to said first user and said second user with respect to each other as to which of the first and second users of each group will receive first its message.

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