System for providing alert-based services to mobile stations in a wireless communications network

  • US 7,941,162 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/2009
  • Issued: 05/10/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer readable storage medium containing a program element for execution by a computing device to implement a method in a communications network adapted to provide alert-based services defined for a plurality of mobile stations and a variety of alert conditions, the program element including:

  • program code means for receiving updated location data about the mobile stations;

    program code means for determining an expected earliest future time at which at least one alert condition is capable of being met by a particular mobile station;

    program code means for outputting a data element indicative of a requirement to schedule a request to obtain updated location data about the particular mobile station in advance of the expected earliest future time;

    program code means for determining, on the basis of the updated location data about the particular mobile station, for which alert-based services, if any, at least one corresponding alert condition is met by the particular mobile station; and

    program code means for generating a trigger to fire an alert associated with each alert-based service for which at least one corresponding alert condition has been met by the mobile station.

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