(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2004/0006623 Al
Gourraud et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 8,2004
(54) SERVICE PROVIDING MECHANISM
(75) Inventors: Christophe Gourraud, Montreal (CA);
Sorin Surdila, Laval (CA)
Ericsson Canada Inc.
Patent Department (LMC/IP)
8400 Decarie Blvd.
Town Mount Royal, QC H4P 2N2 (CA)
(73) Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/189,250
(22) Filed: Jul. 5, 2002
(51) Int. CI.7 G06F 15/16
(52) U.S. CI 709/227
The mechanism for providing services to a terminal user includes identilying at least one service to be offered to the terminal user. Each of the identified services are then linked to a corresponding Hyper Text Terminal Protocol Uniform Resource Identifier (HTTP URI). A list is built for all linked HTTP URIs, and the list is forwarded to the terminal user. The terminal receives the list in the form of an incoming message, the incoming message comprising the HTTP URIs corresponding to services being offered to the user. The terminal displays the HTTP URIs, and obtains the user's selection. Then, the terminal activates the HTTP URI corresponding to the user's selection.