Title of Invention

A COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SENDING A MESSAGE OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Abstract A communication device comprises a directory having an entry that defines a message. The communication device is arranged to verify if a selected entry defines a message. If so, retrieves the message defined by the selected entry.
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COMMUNICATION DEVICE COMPRISING A DIRECTORY
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The invention relates to a communication device comprising a directory having an entry. The communication device can be, for example, a mobile phone, a computer or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The invention also concerns a method of using such a communication device. The invention also concerns a computer program product for such a communication device. The invention also concerns an integrated circuit card comprising a directory having an entry. The integrated circuit card can be for example, a SIM (subscriber identity module) card. The integrated circuit card can be also a card as defined in the ISO 7816 standard.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
It is known that a mobile can send Short Message Services (SMS) messages. The mobile phone may comprise a phone book with several entries. Each entry comprises a name, which is associated with a phone number. The phonebook may be stored in a SIM card that is inserted in the mobile phone.
To send an SMS, a user opens the menu "NEW SMS", writes the text, opens the phonebook, selects the appropriate entry and clicks on the corresponding name. When the user clicks on the name, the written SMS will be sent to the phone number associated to the selected name.
WO 99/29127 discloses a method and apparatus for altering the phone book entries of a cellular phone. The short message service header includes a tag identifying the data included in the short message service as a phone book entry. The mobile station reads the short message service header tag identifying the data as a phone book entry, automatically decodes the phone book fields and enters them into the standard phone book memory of the mobile phone.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is an object of the invention to enhance the functionality of the communication device.
According to one aspect of the invention, a communication device comprises a directory having an entry that defines a message, the communication device being arranged to verify if a selected entry defines a message, if so, retrieves the message defined by the selected entry.
To send a message a user just needs to select the corresponding entry in the directory and to click on it. Regarding the above-mentioned prior art it is much easier for a user to send a message. In particular, WO 99/29127 discloses a phone book having an entry that defines simple data to be read rather than a message comprising data to be sent. Therefore, the invention enhances the functionality of the communication device.
These and other aspects of the invention will be described in greater detail hereinafter with reference to drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
- Figure 1 illustrates a wireless network system;
- Figure 2 illustrates a method of entering a new service entry in a phonebook;
- Figure 3 illustrates a method of using a service entry of
a phonebook;
- Figure 4 illustrates the structure of a SMS message;
- Figure 5 illustrates how a phonebook can be updated.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
To better understand the invention, the invention will be

illustrated in the context of the activation of services, which are accessible with SMS.
But this particular embodiment should not be understood as limiting the scope of the invention.
Fig. 1 illustrates a wireless network system. The wireless network system includes a SIM card SIC to be inserted in a mobile phone MP. The mobile phone MP can send/receive SMS to/from a SMS Center SMSC via a GSM network GSMNET. The SMS Center SMSC also communicates with a plurality of dispatchers Dl, D2, .., Dn. A dispatcher Dl, D2, .. Dn communicates with a plurality of content server CS1, CS2, .. CSn. A content server is associated with a specific service, for example, Taxi or Weather Forecast.
Fig. 4 illustrates the structure of an SMS message. An SMS message comprises a sender data ORIGAD related to the address of the sender, an addressee data DESTAD related to the address of the addressee, a message body MSGBOD in which the text of the SMS is stored. An SMS message also comprises other parameters PARAM.
Fig. 5 illustrates how a phonebook can be updated. The SIM card SIC comprises a permanent phonebook PPB. The permanent phonebook PPB comprises a plurality of entries. An entry comprises, for example, a name and an associated phone number. The mobile phone MP also comprises a phonebook memory PBM. Once the permanent phonebook PPB is modified on the SIM card SIC, the SIM card SIC can send a refresh command to the mobile phone MP to update the phonebook memory PBM on the mobile phone MP.
Fig. 2 illustrates a method of creating a new entry in the phonebook of the mobile phone MP, which is associated with an SMS service. A mobile phone MP communicates with a SIM card SIC.
In an entry creating step ECS, a user uses the mobile phone MP to create a new phonebook entry. This new phonebook entry has a phone book entry number PBEN, for example, 002. The

entry creating step ECS comprises the following sub-steps:
a name entering step NES, in which the user enters in a name field NAMEF a service keyword SK corresponding to a specific SMS service. Advantageously, the service keyword SK has a standard format in the form of a standard header SH which is added to the service name SERVN. For example, "SMS+" can be added to "TAXT to get the service keyword "SMS+TAXT. The standard header SH, here MSMS+M, can be stored as a parameter in the SIM card SIC. A phone number entering step PNES, in which the user enters in a number field NUMBERF the phone number PN of the service provider, for example, 41234, and then presses on OK.
In an updating command sending step UCSS, an updating
command UC is sent to the SIM card SIC. The updating
command UC can be, for example,
UPDATE_ADN(SK;PN;PBEN) in particular
UPDATE^.ADN("SMS+TAXI";"41234M;"002").
In a updating command running step UCRS, the SIM card
SIC receives the updating command UC and checks if the
service keyword SK starts, for example, with the standard
header SH.
If not, the SIM card SIC stores the new phone book entry
without any changes.
If the service keyword SK starts with the standard header
SH:
in a combined number computing step CNCS, a combined number CN is computed using the phone number PN and, for

example, the phonebook entry number PBEN. The combined number CN can be, for example, PN+PBEN, for example, "41234+002" for a storage in the second entry of the phonebook;
in an updating step US, the service keyword SK and the corresponding computed combined number CN are stored in the phonebook, more specially in the permanent phonebook PPB of the SIM card SIC. For example,
UPDATE_ADNrSMS+TAXT,"41234+002") can be executed. Here "SMS+TAXT and the associated combined number "41234+002** will be stored under the phone entry number PBEN 002 in the permanent phonebook PPB of the SIM card SIC.
in a refreshing step REFRESHS, a refresh command is sent to the mobile phone MP to update the corresponding entiy in the phonebook memory PBM of the mobile phone MP (see figure 5).
Fig. 3 illustrates a method of using an entry of the phonebook to activate an SMS service. A mobile phone MP communicates with a SIM card SIC.
In a phone book entry selecting step PBES, a user uses the mobile phone MP to select an existing entry in the phonebook. The selected entry has a name field NAMEF and a number field NUMBERF.
In a call control sending step CCS, the user clicks on OK, so that the mobile phone MP sends a call control command CALLCOM related to the selected phonebook entry. The call control command CALLCOM comprises as parameter the content of the number field NUMBERF of the selected entry of the phonebook, for example,

Call_ControlJNUMBERF).
In a call control running step CCR, the SIM card SIC receives the
call control command CALLCOM and checks if the content of the
number field NUMBERF is a combined number CN.
If not, the content of the number field NUMBERF will be considered
as a regular phone number PN, which will be normally dialled.
If the content of the number field NUMBERF corresponds to a
combined number CN:
in an first extracting step EXTRACT1, the phonebook entry number PBEN and the phone number PN are extracted from the combined number CN;
in a reading step READ, the content of the name field NAMEF, which corresponds to a service keyword SK, is read using the extracted phone book entry number PBEN; in a second extracting step E3CTRACT2, the service name SERVN is extracted from the service keyword SK.
In an SMS preparing step SMSPREPARE, the service name SERVN is put in the message body of an SMS.
In an SMS sending step SMSSEND, the prepared SMS is sent to the SMS center SMSC via the GSM network using the phone number PN as addressee data DESTAD (see figure 4). The SMS center SMSC will then redirect the SMS to the appropriate content server SC. For example the content server for TAXI services. The sending of the SMS will be treated by the requested content server SC, as a service request. In a responding step RESP, the content server SC sends an SMS to the mobile phone MP of the user by using a sender data ORIGAD which was in the SMS

sent by the user as illustrated in Fig. 4. Instead of sending an SMS to the mobile phone MP of the user, the user could also receive a phone call or any other means of communication that a mobile phone can perform.
Other advantages of the invention are the reducing of the cost and the improving of the convenience for the users. In the above mentioned description the invention uses the existing phonebook of the mobile equipment (SIC,MP). The invention is thus easier to implement and user friendly.
The description hereinbefore illustrates a communication device comprising a directory having an entry that defines a message, the communication device being arranged to verify if a selected entry defines a message, if so, retrieves the message defined by the selected entry.
According to the invention, a message comprises data to be sent.
The communication device can be, for example, a mobile phone. The communication device can also be a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and more generally any other device arranged to send messages.
There are various manners, in which the communication device can verify that the selected entry defines a message.
As illustrated in the above-mentioned description the phonebook entry number PBEN was added to the phone number PN to get a combined number CN. But there are many other possibilities to get a combined number CN. For example, when creating a new entry the service name SERVN could be added to the phone number PN to get a combined number CN. In this case, when using this new entry, the SIM card SIC would extract directly the phone number PN and the service name SERVN from the combined

number CN to send a message.
As illustrated In the above mentioned description the
service keyword SK was an addition of a standard header SH and a
service name SERVN, for example, "SMS+n and "TAXT. But there are
other manners to get a service keyword SK. For example, other data
could be added to build this service keyword SK. For example, we
could have "SMS+" and "WEATHERFORECAST+" and "PARIS" to get
the service keyword SK "SMS+WEATHERFORECAST+PARIS", so that
the user receives the weather forecast for Paris only. If needed, these
other data could also be used to distinguish services, which are
available with the same phone number PN, for example, TAXI and
WEATHER FORECAST and 41312. In this case, we could have as
service keywords, wSMS+TAXI+id 1" and
MSMS+WEATHERFORECAST+id2"
The invention is not limited to SMS. The invention can be implemented, for example, for GPRS or UMTS or any other possible means of communication. The communication device may comprise, for example, a directory having an entry that defines any other kind of text messages or voice messages or image messages or video messages or a combination of these different messages and more generally any other means of communication.



CLAIMS
1. A communication device (MP) comprising a directory having an entiy that defines a message, the communication device being arranged to verify if a selected entry defines a message, If so, retrieves the message defined by the selected entry.
2. A communication device (MP) according to claim 1, characterized in that the entry further defines a destination, the communication device being arranged to send the retrieved message to the destination.
3. A communication device (MP) according to claim 1, characterized in that the communication device (MP) is a mobile phone (MP) and in that the message is an SMS message.
4. A communication device (MP) according to claim 1, characterized in that the directory is a phonebook comprising one or more entries defining a name (SK) and a phone number (PN) associated therewith.
5. A communication device (MP) according to claim 1, characterized in that, the entry comprises the message in accordance with a predefined syntax, the communication device (MP) being arranged to recognize the predefined syntax.
6. A communication device (MP) according to claim 1, characterized in that, the entiy comprises a destination data which has a specific characteristic, the communication device being arranged to detect the specific characteristic of the destination data.
7. A communication device (MP) according to claim 1, characterized in that the communication device is a mobile phone (MP) and In that the message is a video message.
8. A method of using a communication device, the communication device comprising a directory having an entry that defines a message, the method comprising the

following steps:
an entry selecting step, in which an entiy is
selected ; and a
an entry verifying step, in which the
communication device is arranged to verify if
a selected entry defines a message, if so,
retrieves the message defined by the selected
entry.
9. A computer program product for a communication device, the
communication device comprising a directory having an entry
that defines a message, the computer program product
including an instruction set which when the instruction set is
loaded in the communication device, makes the
communication device perform the following steps:
an entry selecting step, in which an entry is
selected ; and
an entry verifying step, in which the
communication device is arranged to verify if
a selected entry defines a message, if so,
retrieves the message defined by the selected
entry.
10. An integrated circuit card comprising a directory having an
entry that define a message, the integrated circuit card is
arranged to perform the following steps:
an entiy selecting step, in which an entry is
selected ; and
an entry verifying step, in which the
integrated circuit card is arranged to verify if
a selected entry defines a message, if so,
retrieves the message defined by the selected
entry.

11. A communication device comprising a directory, substantially as hereinabove described and illustrated with reference to the accompanying
drawings.


Documents:

2672-CHENP-2004 EXAMINATION REPORT REPLY RECEIVED 31-01-2012.pdf

2672-chenp-2004 correspondence others 02-05-2011.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 FORM-3 31-01-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 OTHER PATENT DOCUMENT 31-01-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 POWER OF ATTORNEY 31-01-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 AMENDED PAGES OF SPECIFICATION 12-03-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 AMENDED PAGES OF SPECIFICATION 31-01-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 AMENDED CLAIMS 31-01-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 AMENDED CLAIMS 12-03-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 CORRESPONDENCE OTHERS 12-03-2012.pdf

2672-CHENP-2004 FORM-1 12-03-2012.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-claims.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-correspondnece-others.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-correspondnece-po.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-description(complete).pdf

2672-chenp-2004-drawings.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-form 1.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-form 3.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-form 5.pdf

2672-chenp-2004-pct.pdf


Patent Number 251445
Indian Patent Application Number 2672/CHENP/2004
PG Journal Number 12/2012
Publication Date 23-Mar-2012
Grant Date 15-Mar-2012
Date of Filing 25-Nov-2004
Name of Patentee AXALTO SA
Applicant Address 50, avenue Jean Jaur├Ęs, F-92120 Montrouge
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 LAMBERT, Jean-Marc 9 avenue Hector Berlioz, F-78530 Buc (FR).
PCT International Classification Number H04Q 7/22
PCT International Application Number PCT/IB2003/002277
PCT International Filing date 2003-05-27
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 02291345.3 2002-05-31 EUROPEAN UNION