Title of Invention

"TRANSMISSION AND REPRODUCTION OF MESSAGES IN MOBILE RADIO NETWORKS"

Abstract The present invention relates to a method for the transmission and reproduction of messages in mobile radio network (1), wherein messages (11, 11', 11") are transmitted to mobile terminals (2, 2') by means of a messaging service (7) of a mobile radio network (1) and are reproduced on the mobile terminals (2, 2'). For improving the transmission and reproduction of messages (11, 11', 11") in mobile radio networks (1), in particular in view of the message representability such that a more attractive and greater use of corresponding message services (7) will be enabled, the reproduction of the messages (11, 11', 11") on a mobile terminal (2, 2') is realized in a document (8) comprising structural and content information (9 and 10) and being present in a document exchange format. (Fig. 2)
Full Text Transmission and reproduction of messages in mobile radio networks
The present invention relates to a method for the transmission and reproduction of messages in mobile radio networks, wherein messages are transmitted to mobile terminals by means of a messaging service of a mobile radio network and are reproduced on the mobile terminals. Furthermore, the invention relates to a mobile terminal for the use in mobile radio networks, which terminal is adapted for carrying out the method.
In the state of the art it is known t transmit pure text messages in the ASCII format (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) by means of the so called cell broadcasting - a messaging service of a mobile radio network - to mobile terminals and to reproduce them on these ones. Herein, the messages are usually transmitted by a mobile radio network provider and/ or a corresponding service provider to several users in a radio cell of the mobile radio network or to the mobile terminals of these ones, for example cell and/or regional information or similar messages.
A drawback of the cell broadcasting is the limitation of the message representability to pure text messages in the ASCII format. Furthermore, the band width of cell broadcasting is relatively small, since hitherto only up to 93 signs can be transmitted with respect to one message. This is sometimes the reason why corresponding services are not or only rarely used.
Based upon this state of the art, it is the object of the invention to improve a method for the transmission and reproduction of messages in mobile radio networks, wherein messages are transmitted to mobile terminals by means of a messaging service of a mobile radio network and are reproduced on the mobile terminals, in particular in view of the message representability such that a more attractive and greater use of corresponding message services will be enabled.
For technically achieving this aim, the invention proposes that the reproduction of the messages on a mobile terminal is realized in a document comprising structural and content information and being present in a document exchange format.
The reproduction of messages according to the invention on a mobile terminal in a document comprising structural and content information and being present in a document exchange format highly reduces the hitherto existing limitations of message representability and band width and thus improves the transmission and reproduction of message in the mobile radio network, in particular since the use of a document comprising structural and content information and being present in a document exchange format advantageously permits a massage reproduction by means of a messaging service of mobile radio network that reaches beyond the reproduction of pure text messages.
Structural information of a document in the sense of the present invention is such information which describes the classification of the document with respect to structural components, such as type, colour, size and/or position and properties thereof for the formatting and representation of a document. Content information of a document in the


sense of the present invention is such information which concerns the real message. A document exchange format in the sense of the present invention is the representation of structural information and content information of a document for the purpose of exchanging documents, i.e. the transmission of documents in a communication network for the purpose of further processing or document representation.
The content information of the document is advantageously formed by at least one message. According to the invention, several messages can thus be reproduced in a document. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the content information of the document is formed by up to ten messages. According to another advantageous proposal of the invention, at least a part of the content information of the document is transmitted as message.
In another advantageous embodiment of the invention, the structural information of the document can be transmitted to the mobile terminal. Hereby it becomes possible to preset the structure of the document and to reproduce messages as content information in the document in a correspondingly structured manner. Thus, messages can be reproduced in a structure of a document that is preset by the respective user of the mobile terminal, by a mobile radio network provider or by a provider offering corresponding messaging services. Herein, the design given by the preset structure of the document can be used by the user for the purpose of an individualization of his mobile terminal and/or can assume origin and/or customer binding functions in the way of a trademark for a mobile radio network provider or a provider offering corresponding service. The structural information of the document can advantageously be memorized by the mobile terminal. According to another proposal of the invention, the structural information of the document is transmitted with a message. In this way, a certain structure of the message reproduced in or by the document can be advantageously preset in particular by a mobile radio network provider and/or by a corresponding service provider.
In another advantageous embodiment of the invention, the document exchange format of the document permits a reproduction of messages in graphic and/or coloured form. Thereby, the representability of messages is extended and the attractiveness of a use of corresponding messaging services of a mobile radio network is further increased.
According to an advantageous proposal of the invention, the structural information defines the reproduction form of the content information, advantageously with respect to type, colour, size and/or position of the content information.
In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the structural information provides a visual window which can be reproduced on a display means of the mobile terminal and within which at least two messages are reproduced as content information.
In an especially preferred embodiment of the invention, at least one message visually displays a connection to a message source for selection and if the displayed connection is selected on the mobile terminal, a corresponding connection to the message source will be established. The message source advantageously is a data bank containing


corresponding messages in a communication network. The connection advantageously allows a standardized addressing of an offer in the internet and is an URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in a preferred embodiment of the invention.
In a concrete embodiment of the invention, XHTML (extensible Hyper Text Markup Language), a document exchange format that has been especially designed for the internet on the base of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), is used as document exchange format. The document exchange format advantageously permits to transmit and/or to reproduce at least two abject types, preferably XHTML (extensible Hyper Text Markup Language) and/or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and/or GIF (Graphical Interchange Format) in one document. In another advantageous embodiment of the invention, the document is transmitted and/or reproduced as MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension), such that in particular several object types, for example XHTML and GIF or XHTML and SVG or XHTML and GIF and SVG can be transmitted as document and be reproduced as message via multipart/mixed.
The messaging service of the mobile radio network is advantageously a broadcast service, preferably an alphanumeric broadcast service that can be individualized according to radio cells (cell broadcast).
Another embodiment of the invention relates to a mobile terminal for the use in mobile radio networks, which mobile terminal is adapted for carrying out a method according to the invention. The structural information of the document in the document exchange format is advantageously memorized in this mobile terminal, preferably by the manufacturer. The mobile terminal is advantageously a mobile radiotelephone.
A method for the transmission and reproduction of messages (11, 11', 11") in mobile networks (1), wherein messages (11, 11', 11") are transmitted to mobile terminals (2, 2') by means of a broadcast service (7) provided by a mobile network (1) and are reproduced by means of the mobile terminals (2, 2'), characterized in that the messages (11, 11', 11") are reproduced by means of a mobile terminal (2, 2') in a document (8) of a document exchange format containing structure and content information (9 and 10).
Other details, characteristics and advantages of the invention will be explained in detail in the following by means of the exemplary embodiment represented in the figure. Herein:
Fig. 1 is a schematic diagram that shows an exemplary embodiment of a method according to the invention for the transmission and reproduction of messages in mobile radio networks and
Fig. 2 is a schematic diagram that shows an exemplary embodiment of the structure of a message of a method according to the invention for the transmission and reproduction of messages in mobile radio networks.
Fig. 1 shows the transmission by means of a messaging service 7, here cell broadcasting, of a mobile radio network 1 to mobile terminals 2, 2', here mobile radiotelephones,


which are located in at least one radio cell of the mobile radio network i. The mobile terminals 2, 2', respectively comprise a display 6, 6', that serves as output means and a keyboard 7, 7', that serves as input means. The mobile radio network 1 is connected to a data bank 5 serving as message source. The connection between mobile radio network 1 and message source 5 is indicated in fig. 1 by the arrow referenced by the reference numeral 6.
As represented in fig. 2, the messages 11, 11', 11" that are provided by the message source 5 and that are transmitted to the mobile terminals 2, 2' by means of the messaging service 7 are reproduced on the respective output means 6, 6' of the mobile terminals 2, 2' in a document 8 containing structural information 9 and content information 10 and being present in a document exchange format, here XHTML.
The structural information 9 of the document 8 generates a visual window on the display means 3, 3' of the mobile terminals 2, 2', within which window the messages 11, 11', 11" as content information 10 are represented as document content by means of different object types 14, 14' and 14" - here XHTML, SVG and GIF. Herein, the reproduction form of the content information 10 with respect to type, colour, size and/or position of the object type 14, 14' and/or 14" in the visual window 12 on the display means 3, 3' of the mobile terminal is preset by the structural information 9 of document 8. In the present case, the content information 10 of the document 8 is formed by three messages 11, 11' and 11". The generation of the visual window 12 on the display means 3, 3' of the mobile terminals 2, 2' is symbolically represented in fig. 2 by arrow indicated with the reference numeral 13. The generation of the document content by means of the different object types XHTML 14, SVG 14' and GIF 14" on the display means 3, 3' of the mobile terminals 2, 2' is symbolically represented by the arrows indicated with the reference numerals 15, 15' and 15". In the present case, the transmission to and/or the reproduction of the document 8 on the mobile terminals 2,2' is realized by means of MIME.
In the present case, the message 11 reproduced in the visual window 12 on the display means 3, 3' of the mobile terminals 2, 2' by means of the object type XHTML 14, shows a connection 16 to the message source 5 for source 5 for selection. If the shown connection is selected on the mobile terminal 2, 2' by pressing the corresponding entry keys of the input means 4, 4' of the mobile terminals 2, 2' by the respective user of the mobile terminals 2, 2' a corresponding connection 16 to the message source 5 will be established. In the present case, the message source 5 can be reached via the internet. Herein, the connection 16 is a URL of the message source 5 that permits a direct connection of the mobile terminals 2, 2' to the message source 5 or to correspondingly connected messages, sometimes with costs, of the message source 5.
The exemplary embodiments represented in the figures only serve for explaining the invention and are no limiting to this one.


List of reference numerals
1 mobile radio network
2, 2' mobile terminal/ mobile radiotelephone
3, 3' display means/display (mobile terminal (2))
4, 4' input means/keyboard (mobile terminal (2))

5 message source/data bank in the mobile radio network
6 transmission/connection
7 messaging service/cell broadcast (mobile radio network (1))
8 document
9 structural information (document (8))
10 content information (document (8))
11,11', 11" message
12 visual window (display means (3, 3'))
13 generation of visual window (12)

14, 14', 14" object types of document content
15, 15', 15" generation of document content 16 connection






















We Claim:
1. A method for the transmission and reproduction of messages (11, 11', 11") in
mobile networks (1), wherein messages (11, 11', 11") are transmitted to mobile
terminals (2, 2') by means of a broadcast service (7) provided by a mobile network
(1) and are reproduced by means of the mobile terminals (2, 2'),
characterized in that
the messages (11, 11', 11") are reproduced by means of a mobile terminal (2, 2') in a document (8) of a document exchange format containing structure and content information (9 and 10).
2. A method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the content information (10) of the document (8) is formed by at least one messages (11, 11', 11").
3. A method as claimed in claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the content information (10) of the document (8) is formed by at least one messages (11, 11', 11").
4. A method as claimed in claims 1-3, wherein at least a part of the content information (10) of the document (8) is transmitted as messages (11, 11', 11").
5. A method as claimed in claims 1-4, wherein the structural information (9) of the document (8) can be transmitted to the mobile terminal (2, 2').
6. A method as claimed in claim 5, wherein the structural information of the document is transmitted with a message.
7. A method as claimed in claims 1-6, wherein the structural information (9) of the document (8) can be memorized by the mobile terminal (2, 2').
8. A method as claimed in claims 1-7, wherein the document exchange format of the document (8) permits a reproduction of messages (11, 11', 11") in graphic form.
9 A method as claimed in claims 1-8, wherein the document exchange format of the document (8) permits a reproduction of messages (11, 11', 11") in coloured form.
10. A method as claimed in claims 1-9, wherein the structural information (9) defines the reproduction form of the content information (10).
11. A method as claimed in claim 10, wherein the structural information (9) defines the reproduction form of the content information (10) with respect to type, colour, size and/or position.
12. A method as claimed in claims 1-11, wherein the structural information (9) generates a visual window (12) which can be reproduced on a display means (3,3') of the mobile terminal (2, 2') and within which at least two messages (11, 11') are reproduced as content information (10).
13. A method as claimed in claims 1-12, wherein at least one message (11, 11', 11") visually displays a connection (16) to a message source (5) for selection and if the displayed connection (16) is selected on the mobile terminal (2, 2'), a corresponding connection (16) will be established.
14. A method as claimed in claim 13, wherein the message source (5) is a data bank in a communication network.
15. A method as claimed in claim 13 or claim 14, wherein the connection (16) allows a standardized addressing of an offer in the internet.
16. A method as claimed in claim 15, wherein the connection (16) is an URL.
17. A method as claimed in claims 1-16, wherein XHTML as document exchange format.
18. A method as claimed in claims 1-17, wherein the document exchange format
permits to transmit and/or to reproduce at least two object types (14, 14', 14"),
preferably XHTML and/or SVG and/or GIF in one document (8).
19. A method as claimed in claim 18, wherein the document (8) is transmitted and/or
reproduced as MIME.
20. A method as claimed in claims 1-19, wherein the broadcast service (7) of the
mobile network (1) is an alphanumeric broadcast service (cell broadcast) that can
be individualized according to radio cells.
21. A mobile terminal (2, 2') for the use in mobile radio networks, wherein this one is
adapted for carrying out a method according to one of the claims 1 through 20.
22. A mobile terminal (2, 2') as claimed in claim 21, wherein the structural information
(9) of the document (8) in the document exchange format is memorized in this
mobile terminal, preferably by the manufacturer.
23. Mobile terminal (2, 2') as claimed in claim 21 or claim 22, wherein this one is a
mobile radiotelephone.
24. Transmission and Reproduction of Messages in Mobile Radio Networks as claimed
in any of the above claims substantially as described in the specification and
illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

Documents:

4022-DELNP-2006-Abstract (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-abstract.pdf

4022-delnp-2006-assignment.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Claims (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Claims-(28-06-2010).pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Claims-(30-08-2010).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-claims.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-correspondence-others 1.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(03-09-2009).pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(28-06-2010).pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(30-08-2010).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-correspondence-others.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Description (Complete) (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-description (complete).pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Drawings (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-drawings.pdf

4022-delnp-2006-form-1.pdf

4022-delnp-2006-form-18.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Form-2 (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-form-2.pdf

4022-delnp-2006-form-26.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Form-3 (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Form-3-(03-09-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-form-3.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Form-5 (16-10-2009).pdf

4022-delnp-2006-form-5.pdf

4022-delnp-2006-pct-210.pdf

4022-delnp-2006-pct-304.pdf

4022-DELNP-2006-Petition-137 (16-10-2009).pdf


Patent Number 243020
Indian Patent Application Number 4022/DELNP/2006
PG Journal Number 40/2010
Publication Date 01-Oct-2010
Grant Date 23-Sep-2010
Date of Filing 12-Jul-2006
Name of Patentee Vodafone Holding GmbH of Mannesmannufer 2, D-40213 Dusseldorf, Germany
Applicant Address MANNESMANNUFER 2, D-40213 DUSSELDORF (DE)
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 MEHRVARZ, Timur COLUMBUSSTRASSE 32, D-40467 DUSSELDORF (DE)
PCT International Classification Number H04Q 7/22
PCT International Application Number PCT/EP2005/000899
PCT International Filing date 2005-01-29
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 10 2004 005 188.7 2004-02-02 Germany