Transmission of multimedia messages between mobile station terminals

CAFC
  • US RE41,490 E1
  • Filed: 11/20/2006
  • Issued: 08/10/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of transmitting a multimedia message from a first mobile station terminal of a sender to a second mobile station terminal of an intended recipient of the multimedia message, comprising the steps of:

  • transmitting the multimedia message from the first mobile station terminal to a first multimedia message server that receives the multimedia message from the first mobile station terminal via a mobile telecommunication network;

    saving the received multimedia message on the first multimedia message server in a mailbox of the sender;

    identifying, from the received multimedia message, address information of a second multimedia message server, optionally by utilizing a first database associated with the first multimedia message server;

    creating, at the first multimedia message server, an e-mail message based on the received multimedia message;

    transmitting the created e-mail message from the first multimedia message server to the second multimedia message server for receipt by the second multimedia message server;

    creating a new multimedia message based on the e-mail message received by the second multimedia message server;

    saving the created new multimedia message on the second multimedia message server in a mailbox of the recipient;

    identifying, at the second multimedia message server, address information of the second mobile station terminal, optionally by utilizing a second database associated with the second multimedia message server; and

    sending, from the second multimedia message server to the second mobile station terminal via the mobile communication network, a notification of the new multimedia message that has been saved by the second multimedia message server.

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