Flexible real-time inbox access

  • US 8,839,412 B1
  • Filed: 09/13/2012
  • Issued: 09/16/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for authenticating access to one or more data stores, comprising:

  • a server coupled to a network;

    a mobile device communicatively coupled to the server via the network;

    a short message service (SMS) center communicatively coupled to the server and the mobile device;

    an Internet Protocol (IP) connection manager communicatively coupled to the server and the mobile device;

    wherein, the server is configured to;

    receive an indication of a presence of new data or a change to existing data at one or more data stores;

    determine whether an Internet Protocol connection exists between a mobile device and the server;

    if an Internet Protocol connection exists,instruct the Internet Protocol connection manager to transmit a trigger to the mobile device to inform the mobile device of the presence of new data or a change to existing data at the one or more data stores;

    if no Internet Protocol connection exists,instruct the SMS center to transmit an SMS message to the mobile device;

    instruct the Internet Protocol connection manager to establish an Internet Protocol connection with the mobile device to trigger a synchronization operation that occurs asynchronously and in a background of other mobile device operations.

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