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U S DEPARTMbNT OF COMMbRCb PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



'^TRANSMITTAL LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES 

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INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 

7CA00/O1108 



INTERNATIONAL FILING DATE 
SEP. 25, 2000 



ATTORNbY 'S DOCKET NUMBER 

555255012323 



U S APPLICATION NO. (If known, see 37 CFR 1 5 

10/Q88784 



PRIORITY DATE CLAIMED 
SEP. 23, 1999 



LE OF INVENTION 

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PUSHING INFORMATION FROM A HOST SYSTEM TO A MOBILE DATA 



VPPLICANT(S) FOR DO/EO/US 



COMMUNICATION DEVICE 



BARRY J. GILHULY ET AL. 



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This is a FIRST submission of items concerning a filing under 35 U.S.C. 371. 

27_J This is a SECOND or SUBSEQUENT submission of items concerning a filing under 35 U.S.C. 371. 

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6. Q An English language translation of the International Application as filed (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(2)). 

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INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO 

PCT/CA00/01108 



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SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: < 

David B. Cochran, Esq. 
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue 

North Point David B. Cochran 

901 Lakeside Avenue name 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 39,142 



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PORM PTO-1390(REV 12-2001) pagc2of2 



JC13 Retfd PCT/FTO 2 1 MAR 2002 



PATENT 

IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 

Attorney Docket No. 555255012323 



Group Art Unit: 
Examiner: 
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Unknown 
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Gilhuly et al. 

Not Yet Assigned (PCT CA00/01 108) 
March 21, 2002 



For: System and Method for Pushing Information from 
a Host System to a Mobile Data Communication 
Device 



PRELIMINARY AMENDMENT 



Assistant Commissioner for Patents 
Washington, D.C. 20231 

Sir: 

Prior to taking up this national phase application of PCT CA00/01 108 for a first office 
action, please amend the application as follows. 



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IN THE CLAIMS: 

Please cancel claims 1-62. 

5 Please add the following new claims 63-1 12: 

63. A method of redirecting data messages from a messaging host system to a wireless 
mobile communication device, comprising the steps of: 

transmitting a data message to the messaging host system, wherein the messaging host 
10 system stores the data message in a first message store associated with a user of the wireless 
mobile communication device; 

detecting the data message at the messaging host system; 

forwarding a copy of the data message from the messaging host system to a wireless 
redirector host system via a wide area network connection between the messaging host system 
1 5 and the wireless redirector host system; 

storing the data message in a second message store associated with the user of the 
wireless mobile communication device at the wireless redirector host system; 

determining whether the data message stored in the second message store should be 
redirected from the wireless redirector host system to the user's wireless mobile communication 
20 device; and 

if the data message should be redirected, then packaging the data message into an 
electronic envelope and transmitting the electronic envelope from the wireless redirector host 
system to the user's wireless mobile communication device via a wireless gateway coupling the 
wireless redirector host system to a wireless transmission network. 

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64. The method of claim 63, wherein the data message is an e-mail message and the first data 
store is an e-mail inbox associated with an electronic mail system. 

65. The method of claim 63, wherein the detecting step includes the steps of: 
determining whether a data message has been received at the messaging host system for a 

5 particular user of a wireless mobile communication device; and 

checking a forwarding file coupled to the messaging host system to determine whether 
the particular user's data messages should be forwarded to the wireless redirector host system. 

66. The method of claim 65, wherein the forwarding file includes a list of network addresses 
associated with the wide area network connection where the user's data messages should be 

1 0 forwarded by the messaging host system. 

67. The method of claim 63, further comprising the steps of: 

configuring a set of filtering rules for use by the wireless redirector host system in 
determining whether the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
communication device; and 
15 providing an access mechanism that allows the user to remotely configure and 

reconfigure the filtering rules by connecting to the wireless redirector host system from a remote 
terminal. 

68. The method of claim 63, further comprising the steps of: 

configuring a user profile database for use by the wireless redirector host system in 
10 determining whether the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
communication device; and 

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providing an access mechanism that allows a system administrator of the messaging host 
system to remotely configure and reconfigure the user profile database by connecting to the 
wireless redirector host system from a remote terminal. 

69. The method of claim 63, further comprising the steps of: 

receiving the electronic envelope at the user's wireless mobile communication device; 
extracting the data message from the electronic envelope; and 
storing the data message within a memory of the mobile device. 

70. The method of claim 63, further comprising the steps of: 

generating a reply data message at the wireless mobile communication device; 
packaging the reply data message into an electronic envelope and transmitting the 
electronic envelope to the wireless redirector host system. 

71 . The method of claim 70, wherein the electronic envelope is addressed using an electronic 
address of the wireless redirector host system. 

72. The method of claim 71, further comprising the steps of: 

extracting the reply data message from the electronic envelope at the wireless redirector 
host system; 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the reply data message; and 
transmitting the reconfigured reply data message from the wireless redirector host system 
to the messaging host system. 



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73. The method of claim 72, further comprising the steps of: 

receiving the reconfigured reply data message at the messaging host system; and 
storing the reply data message in the first message store associated with the user of the 

wireless mobile communication device. 

5 74. The method of claim 71 , further comprising the steps of: 

extracting the reply data message from the electronic envelope at the wireless redirector 
host system; 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the reply data message; and 
transmitting the reconfigured reply data message to a destination system using an 
1 0 electronic address included in the reply data message. 

75. The method of claim 63, further comprising the step of: 

transmitting a deactivation message associated with the user of the wireless mobile 
communication device to the wireless redirector host system; and 

upon receiving the deactivation message, prohibiting the redirection of data messages for 
1 5 the user sending the deactivation message. 

76. The method of claim 63, wherein the determining step includes the steps of: 
accessing a user profile database including a list of authorized users; and 
checking whether the user associated with the data message is an authorized user to 

determine whether the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
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77. The method of claim 63, wherein the determining step includes the steps of: 

accessing a filter rules database including a list of filters to be applied to data messages 

for a particular user; and 

applying the filters to the data message to determine whether the data message should be 
5 redirected to the user's wireless mobile communication device. 



78. The method of claim 63, wherein the packaging step includes the step of addressing the 
electronic envelope using the electronic address of the user's wireless mobile communication 
device. 

79. The method of claim 63, wherein the user's wireless mobile communication device is a 
10 laptop computer. 

80. The method of claim 63, wherein the user's wireless mobile communication device is a 
two-way paging computer. 

81. The method of claim 80, wherein the two-way paging computer includes a wireless 
network interface for communicating with the wireless redirector host system via the wireless 

15 transmission network. 

82. The method of claim 81, wherein the electronic envelope is addressed using the wireless 
transmission network address of the two-way paging computer. 

83. The method of claim 63, wherein the messaging host system is an Internet Service 
Provider. 



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84. The method of claim 83, wherein the data items are E-mail messages, and the Internet 
Service Provider includes a mail server program, 

85. The method of claim 84, wherein the Internet Service Provider further includes a 
forwarding database coupled to the mail server program for detecting whether a data message 

5 received at the mail server should be forwarded to a wireless redirector host system, and for 
determining the electronic network address of the wireless redirector host system. 

86. The method of claim 63, wherein the wide area network connection coupling the 
messaging host system to the wireless redirector host system is an Internet connection. 

87. The method of claim 69, wherein the access mechanism for remotely configuring and 
10 reconfiguring the filtering rules is a web-page interface. 

88. The method of claim 70, wherein the access mechanism for remotely configuring and 
reconfiguring the user profile database is a web-page interface. 

89. The method of claim 63, further comprising the steps of: 

configuring a user profile database for use by the wireless redirector host system in 
15 determining whether the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
communication device; and 

storing, within the user profile database, the electronic address of the user's wireless 
mobile communication device. 



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90. The method of claim 89, further comprising the steps of: 

storing, within the user profile database, information regarding the type and configuration 
of the user's wireless mobile communication device. 

91 . The method of claim 63, wherein the packaging step further includes the steps of: 
5 converting the data message into a compressed format; and 

placing the compressed data message into an electronic envelope addressed using the 
electronic address of the user's wireless mobile communication device. 

92. The method of claim 63, wherein the data message is a calendar event message. 

93. A method of redirecting E-mail messages from a messaging host system to a user's 
10 wireless mobile device, comprising the steps of: 

detecting an E-mail message for the user at the messaging host system; 

storing the E-mail message in a first message store at the messaging host system; 

forwarding a copy of the E-mail message from the messaging host system to a wireless 
redirector host system via a wide area network connection; 
1 5 receiving the forwarded E-mail message at the wireless redirector host system and storing 

the E-mail message in a second message store at the wireless redirector host system; 

applying a set of user-defined filtering rules that determine whether or not to redirect the 
stored E-mail message from the wireless redirector host system to the user's wireless mobile 
device via a wireless network coupled to the wireless redirector host system; and 
20 if the filtering rules determine that the E-mail message is of the type that should be 

redirected, then redirecting the E-mail message to the user's wireless mobile device by 

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packaging the E-mail message in an electronic envelope that includes the wireless network 
address of the user's wireless mobile device. 

94. The method of claim 93, further comprising the steps of: 

providing a filter rules database for storing the user-defined filter rules; and 
5 providing an interface mechanism to the filter rules database through which the user may 

define and re-define the filtering rules. 

95. The method of claim 94, wherein the interface mechanism is a web-page interface. 

96. The method of claim 95, wherein the web page interface includes an 
activation/deactivation switch for turning on/off the operation of the wireless redirector host 

10 system for a particular user. 

97. The method of claim 93, further comprising the step of: 

accessing a user profile database coupled to the wireless redirector host system to verify 
that the user associated with the E-mail message is an authorized user. 

98. The method of claim 97, further comprising the step of: 

15 providing an access mechanism that allows a system administrator of the messaging host 

system to remotely configure and reconfigure the user profile database. 

99. The method of claim 93, wherein the messaging host system is an Internet Service 
Provider (ISP). 



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100. The method of claim 99, wherein the ISP and the wireless redirector host system 
communicate via the Internet. 

101. The method of claim 93, wherein the wireless redirector host system and the wireless 
mobile device communicate through a wireless gateway system and a wireless communication 

5 network. 

102. A system for redirecting data messages from a network to a user's wireless mobile 
device, comprising: 

a messaging host system coupled to the network for receiving data messages associated 
with a particular user and for storing and forwarding the received data messages to a 
10 predetermined address on the network; and 

a redirector host system associated with the predetermined address for receiving and 
storing the forwarded data messages from the messaging host system and for redirecting those 
data messages to the user's wireless mobile device via a wireless gateway coupling the redirector 
host system to a wireless transmission network. 

15 103. The system of claim 102, wherein the network is the Internet. 

104. The system of claim 102, wherein the messaging host system further includes: 
a sendmail program for receiving and transmitting user data messages; and 
a forwarding file containing a list of authorized user's of the system and the 
predetermined address to which the messaging host system will forward each user's data 
20 messages. 



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105. The system of claim 104, wherein the messaging host system further includes a local data 
store for storing the data messages of user's having accounts on the messaging host system. 

106. The system of claim 102, wherein the redirector host system further includes: 

a redirector software program for determining whether certain data messages should be 
redirected to the user's wireless mobile device; 

a filter rules database containing filtering rules to apply to the received data messages for 
a particular user; and 

a user profile database containing a list of authorized users. 

107. The system of claim 106, wherein the redirector host system further includes a wireless 
data store for storing the forwarded data messages. 

108. The system of claim 102, wherein the data messages are E-mail messages and the 
messaging host system is an E-mail server. 

109. The system of claim 102, further comprising: 

a filter rules database containing filtering rules to apply to the data messages forwarded to 
the redirector host system, the filtering rules setting forth a list of data message characteristics 
that determine whether the redirector host system will redirect the data message. 

1 10. The system of claim 109, further comprising: 

an interface document coupled to the filter rules database for enabling the remote 
configuration of the filtering rules for a particular user. 



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111. The system of claim 1 10, wherein the interface document is a web page. 

112. A method of operating a host system configured to redirect E-mail messages from the 
Internet to a user's wireless mobile device, comprising the steps of: 

receiving an E-mail message from the Internet for a particular user; 

5 accessing a user profile database to determine whether the particular user is an authorized 

user of the host system; 

if the user is an authorized user, then accessing a filter rules database to apply a set of 
user-defined filtering rules to the E-mail message that determine whether the E-mail message is 
the type of message that should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile device; and 

0 if the E-mail message clears the filtering rules, then repackaging the E-mail message into 

an electronic envelope including the address of the user's wireless mobile device and forwarding 
the electronic envelope to a wireless gateway system for transmission onto a wireless data 
network associated with the user's wireless mobile device. 



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Respectfully submitted: 



David B. Cochran 
5 Reg. No. 39,142 

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue 
North Point 
901 Lakeside Ave. 
Cleveland Ohio 44114 
10 216-586-7029 




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WO 01/22669 PCT/< 

SYSTEM, AN D, METHOD FOR PUSHING INFORMATION FR OM^A_ 
HOST SYSTEM TO A MOBILE DATA COMMUNICATION DEVICE 



BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 

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1. Field of the Invention 
The present invention is directed toward the field of redirecting information 
between a host system and a mobile data communication device. 



10 2. Description of the Related Art 

Present systems and methods for replicating information from a host 
system to a user's mobile data communication device are typically 
"synchronization" systems in which the user's data items are warehoused (or 
stored) at the host system for an indefinite period of time until the user 

15 synchronizes the mobile device to the host system. In these types of systems and 
methods, when replication of the warehoused data items to the mobile device is 
desired, the user typically places the mobile device in an interface cradle that is 
electrically connected to the host system via some form of local, dedicated 
communication, such as a serial cable or an infrared or other type of wireless link. 

20 Software executing on the mobile data communication device then transmits 
commands via the local communications link to the host system to cause the host 
to begin transmitting the user's data items for storage in a memory bank of the 
mobile device. 



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SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) 



01/22669 PCT/CA00/01108 
In these synchronization schemes, the mobile unit "pulls" the warehoused 
information from the host system in a batch-mode each time the user desires to 
replicate information between the two devices. Thus, the two systems (host and 
mobile) maintain the same data items only after a user-initiated synchronization 
sequence. 

A general problem with these synchronization systems is the fact that the 
data in the mobile device is only current at the moment of synchronization with the 
host. Five minutes later a new message could be sent to the user, but the user 
would not receive that message until the next time the systems are synchronized. 
Thus, a user may fail to respond to an emergency update or message because the 
user only periodically synchronizes the system, such as once per day. 

Other problems with these systems include: (1) the amount of data to be 
reconciled between the host and the mobile device can become large if the user 
does not "synchronize" on a daily or hourly basis, leading to bandwidth difficulties, 
particularly when the mobile device is communicating via a wireless packet- 
switched network; and (2) reconciling large amounts of data, as can accrue in 
these batch-mode synchronization systems, can require a great deal of 
communication between the host and the mobile device, thus leading to a more 
complex, costly and energy-inefficient system. 

Thus, there is a general need in this field for a more automated, continuous, 
efficient, flexible, and reliable system of ensuring that user data items are replicated 
(in real time) at the user's mobile device. 

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SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION 
A system and method for pushing information from a host system to a 
mobile data communication device upon sensing a triggering event is provided. A 
redirector program operating at the host system enables a user to continuously 
5 redirect certain user-selected data items from the host system to the user's mobile 
data communication device upon detecting that one or more user-defined 
triggering events has occurred. The redirector program operates in connection 
with event generating applications and repackaging systems at the host system to 
configure and detect a particular user-defined event, and then to repackage the 
10 user-selected data items in an electronic wrapper prior to pushing the data items to 
the mobile device. 

Using the redirector program, the user can select certain data items for 
redirection, such as E-mail messages, calendar events, meeting notifications, 
address entries, journal entries, personal reminders etc. Having selected the data 

15 items for redirection, the user can then configure one or more event triggers to be 
sensed by the redirector program, which then initiates redirection of the user data 
items upon sensing one or more of the event triggers. These user-defined trigger 
points (or event triggers) may be external events, internal events or networked 
events. Once an event has triggered redirection of the user data items, the host 

20 system then repackages these items in a manner that is transparent to the mobile 
data communication device, so that information on the mobile device appears 
similar to information on the user's host system. 



SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) 



WO 01/22669 PCT/CA00/01108 
The redirector program also provides a set of software-implemfented 
control functions for determining the type of mobile data communication device 
and its address, for programming a preferred list of message types that are to be 
redirected, and for determining whether the mobile device can receive and process 

5 certain types of message attachments, such as word processor or voice 
attachments. The mobile device control functions are initially set by the user of the 
mobile device at the host system. These functions can then be altered on a global 
or per message basis by transmitting a command message from the mobile device 
to the host system. 

10 In an alternative embodiment, the redirector program executes on a 

network server, and the server is programmed to detect numerous redirection 
event triggers over the network from multiple user desktop computers coupled to 
the server via a local-area-network ("LAN"). The server can receive internal event 
triggers from each of the user desktops via the network, and can also receive 

15 external event triggers, such as messages from the users' mobile data 
communication devices. In response to receiving one of these triggers, the server 
redirects the user's data items to the proper mobile data communication device. 
This alternative configuration could also include an Internet or Intranet-located 
web server including the redirector program that could be accessible through a 

20 secure Web page or other user interface. In this configuration, the redirector 
program could be located on an Internet Service Provider's ("ISP's") system, and 
the user would configure (and reconfigure) the program controls over an Internet 
connection to the ISP's system. 



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01/22669 PCT/CA0O/01 108 

In another embodiment, the redirector program operates at both the host 
system and at the user's mobile data communication device. In this configuration, 
the user's mobile device operates similarly to the host system described below, and 
is configured in a similar fashion to push certain user-selected data items from the 
mobile device to the user's host system (or some other computer) upon detecting 
an event trigger at the mobile device. This configuration provides two-way 
pushing of information from the host to the mobile device and from the mobile 
device to the host. 

The primary advantage of the present invention is that it provides a system 
and method for triggering the continuous and real-time redirection of user-selected 
data items from a host system to a mobile data communication device. Other 
advantages of the present invention include: (1) flexibility in defining the types of 
user data to redirect, and in defining a preferred list of message types that are to be 
redirected or preferred senders whose messages are to be redirected; (2) flexibility 
in configuring the system to respond to numerous internal, external and networked 
triggering events; (3) transparent repackaging of the user data items in a variety of 
ways such that the mobile data communication device appears as though it were 
the host system; (4) integration with other host system components such as E-mail, 
TCP/IP, keyboard, screen saver, Web pages and certain programs that can either 
create user data items or be configured to provide trigger points; and (5) the ability 
to operate locally on a user's desktop system or at a distance via a network server 
or through a secure Internet connection. 



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According to the present invention, there is provided a method of 
redirecting data items from a messaging host system to a user's mobile device, 
comprising the steps of: detecting a new data item for the user at the messaging 
host system; forwarding a copy of the new data item to a redirector host system; 
5 determining whether the new data item should be redirected from the redirector 
host system to the user's mobile device; and if the new data item should be 
redirected, then packaging the new data item into an electronic envelope and 
transmitting the electronic envelope to the user's mobile device. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a method of 

10 redirecting E-mail messages from a messaging host system to a user's wireless 
mobile device, comprising the steps of: detecting an E-mail message for the user at 
the messaging host system; forwarding a copy of the E-mail message from the 
messaging host system to a wireless redirector host system; receiving the 
forwarded E-mail message at the wireless redirector host system and applying a set 

15 of user-defined filtering rules that determine whether or not to redirect the E-mail 
to the user's wireless mobile device via a wireless network coupled to the wireless 
redirector host system; and if the filtering rules determine that the E-mail message 
is of the type that should be redirected, then redirecting the E-mail to the user's 
wireless mobile device by packaging the E-mail message in an electronic envelope 

20 that includes the wireless network address of the user's wireless mobile device. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a system for 
redirecting data items from a network to a user's wireless mobile device, 
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items associated with a particular user and for forwarding the received data items 
to a predetermined address on the network; and a redirector host system 
associated with the predetermined address for receiving the forwarded data items 
from the messaging host system and for redirecting those data items to the user's 
5 wireless mobile device. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a method of operating 
a host system configured to redirect E-mail messages from the Internet to a user's 
wireless mobile device, comprising the steps of: receiving an E-mail message from 
the Internet for a particular user; accessing a user profile database to determine 

10 whether the particular user is an authorized user of the host system; if the user is 
an authorized user, then accessing a filter rules database to apply a set of user- 
defined filtering rules to the E-mail message that dictate whether the E-mail 
message is the type of message that the user wants to have redirected to its 
wireless mobile device; and if the E-mail message clears the filtering rules, then 

15 repackaging the E-mail message into an electronic envelope including the address 
of the user's wireless mobile device and forwarding the electronic envelope to a 
wireless gateway system for transmission onto a wireless data network associated 
with the user's wireless mobile device. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a method of 

20 redirecting data items between a server system and a plurality of mobile data 
communication devices, comprising the steps of: providing at least one redirection 
program at the server system; providing a plurality of custom domain subsystems; 
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the server system, wherein the user profiles each associate a particular domain 
name and user name with a particular mobile data communication device; receiving 
messages generated at the mobile data communications device at the server; 
configuring address information of the messages so that the messages appear to 

5 have been generated at a system hosting the domain name system; and transmitting 
the configured messages to intended message recipients. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a computer system 
for redirecting messages from a mobile data communication device, comprising: a 
first host system operated at a second host system, the second host system 
10 operated by an ISP and is capable of sending and receiving messages on behalf of 
the first host system; a redirector component that upon receiving a message 
generated at the mobile data communications device, by a message sender destined 
for a message recipient, configures address information of the received message 
such that the received message appears to have been generated at the first host 
15 system instead of at the mobile data communication device or the second host 
system. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a method for 
redirecting messages between a ISP host system and a plurality of mobile data 
communication devices is provided, the method comprising the steps of: 
20 configuring redirection settings for one or more mobile device users at the host 
system; receiving incoming messages directed to a first address at the ISP host 
system from a plurality of message senders; in response to the redirection setting, 
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mobile data communication device via a redirector host system; receiving outgoing 
messages generated at the mobile communications device at the redirector host 
system; configuring address information of the outgoing messages so that the first 
address is used as an originating address of the outgoing messages; and 
5 transmitting the configured outgoing messages to message recipients. 

According to the present invention, there is provided a method of 
redirecting electronic data items from a host system associated with a user to the 
user f s mobile data communication device, comprising the steps of: configuring an 
external redirection event at the host system, wherein the external redirection event 

10 is the host system sensing whether the user is in the physical vicinity of the host 
system; receiving electronic data items at the host system; and if the host system 
senses that the user is not in the physical vicinity of the host system, then 
continuously redirecting the received data items to the user's mobile data 
communication device until the host system senses that the user is in the vicinity of 

15 the host system. 

These are just a few of the many advantages of the present invention, as 
described in more detail below. As will be appreciated, the invention is capable of 
other and different embodiments, and its several details are capable of 
modifications in various respects, all without departing from the spirit of the 

20 invention. Accordingly, the drawings and description of the preferred 
embodiments set forth below are to be regarded as illustrative in nature and not 
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The present invention satisfies the needs noted above as will become 
apparent from the following description when read in conjunction with the 
accompanying drawings wherein: 
5 FIG. 1 is a system diagram showing the redirection of user data items from 

a user's desktop PC (host system) to the user's mobile data communication device, 
where the redirector software is operating at the user's desktop PC; 

FIG 2 is a system diagram showing the redirection of user data items from 
a network server (host system) to the user's mobile data communication device, 
10 where the redirector software is operating at the server; 

FIG. 3 is a block diagram showing the interaction of the redirector 
software with other components of the host system in FIG. 1 (the user's desktop 
PC) to enable the pushing of information from the host system to the user's mobile 
data communication device; 
15 FIG. 4 is a flow chart showing the steps carried out by the redirector 

software operating at the host system; 

FIG. 5 is a flow chart showing the steps carried out by the mobile data 
communication device to interface with the redirector software operating at the 
host system; 

20 FIG. 6 is a system diagram showing the redirection of user data items from 

a user's host system to the user's mobile data communication device, where the 
redirector software is operating at the wireless redirector host system; 

FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing the interaction of the redirector 
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of information from the host system to the user's mobile data communications 
device; 

FIG. 8 is a flow chart showing the steps carried out by the redirector 
software operating at the wireless redirector host system. 
5 FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing the interaction of the redirector send 

agent software with other components of the host systems to enable the pushing of 
information from the host system to the user's mobile data communications device; 

FIG. 10 is a block diagram showing the interaction of the redirector receive 
agent software with other components of the host systems to enable the pushing of 
10 information to the Internet from the user's mobile data communications device; 

FIG. 11 is a flowchart showing the steps carried out by the redirector 
receive agent operating at the redirector agent host server in the case of redirecting 
email messages with domain-massaging and tag line customisation; and 

FIG. 12 is a hierarchical view of an example of the different types of 
15 domains, represented by sites, which can interface with a single redirector system. 



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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS 
Referring now to the drawings, FIG. 1 is an example system diagram 
showing the redirection of user data items (such as message A or C) from a user's 
desktop PC (host system) 10A to the user's mobile data communication device 24, 
5 where the redirector software 12 is operating at the user's PC 10A. As used in 
this application, the term "host system" refers to the computer where the redirector 
software is operating. In the preferred embodiment, the host system is a user's 
desktop PC 10A. Alternatively, however, the host system could be a network 
server (10B, see FIG 2) connected to the user's PC via a local-area network 
10 ("LAN"), or it could be a Web server (240, see FIG. 6) operating through a secure 
network connection or operating at an external ISP, or the host system could be 
any other system that is capable of communicating with the user's desktop PC 

Message A in FIG. 1 represents an internal message sent from desktop 26 
to the user's host system 10A via LAN 14. Message C in FIG. 1 represents an 
15 external message from a sender that is not directly connected to LAN 14, such as 
the user's mobile data communication device 24, some other user's mobile device 
(not shown), or any user connected to the Internet 18. Message C also represents 
a command message from the user's mobile data communication device 24 to the 
host system 10A. As described in more detail in FIG. 3, the desktop host system 
20 10A preferably includes, along with the typical hardware and software associated 
with a workstation or desktop computer, the redirector program 12, a TCP/IP 
subsystem 42, a primary message store 40, an E-mail subsystem 44, a screen saver 
subsystem 48, and a keyboard subsystem 46. 

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In FIG. 1, the host system 10A is the user's desktop system, typically 
located in the user's office. The desktop host system 10A is connected to a LAN 
14, which also connects to other computers 26, 28 that may be in the user's office 
or elsewhere. The LAN 14, in turn, is connected to a wide area network 

5 ("WAN") 18, preferably the Internet, which is defined by the use of the 
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") to exchange 
information, but which, alternatively, could be any other type of WAN. The 
connection of the LAN 14 to the WAN 18 is via high bandwidth link 16, typically 
a Tl or T3 connection. The WAN 18 in turn is connected to a variety of gateways 
10 20, via connections 32. A gateway forms a connection or bridge between the 
WAN 18 and some other type of network, such as an RF wireless network, cellular 
network, satellite network, or other synchronous or asynchronous land-line 
connection. 

In the example of FIG. 1, a wireless gateway 20 is connected to the 
15 Internet for communicating via wireless link 22 to a plurality of wireless mobile 
data communication devices 24. Also shown in FIG. 1 is machine 30, which could 
be a FAX machine, a printer, a system for displaying images (such as video) or a 
machine capable of processing and playing audio files, such as a voice mail system. 
The present invention includes the ability to redirect certain message 
20 attachments to such an external machine 30 if the redirector program configuration 
data reflects that the mobile device 24 cannot receive and process the attachments, 
or if the user has specified that certain attachments are not to be forwarded to 
mobile device 24, even if such device can process those attachments. By way of 

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example, consider an E-mail sent to a user that includes three attachments — a 
word processing document, a video clip and an audio clip. The redirection 
program 12 could be configured to send the text of the E-mail to the remote 
device 24, to send the word processing document to a networked printer located 

5 near the user, to send the video clip to a memory store accessible through a secure 
connection through the internet and to send the audio clip to the user's voice mail 
system. This example is not intended to limit the breadth and scope of the 
invention, but rather to illustrate the variety of possibilities embodied in the 
redirection concept. 

10 The preferred mobile data communication device 24 is a hand-held two- 

way wireless paging computer, a wirelessly enabled palm-top computer, a mobile 
telephone with data messaging capabilities, or a wirelessly enabled laptop 
computer, but could, alternatively be other types of mobile data communication 
devices capable of sending and receiving messages via a network connection 22. 

15 Although it is preferable for the system to operate in a two-way communications 
mode, certain aspects of the invention could be beneficially used in a "one and one- 
half or acknowledgment paging environment, or even with a one-way paging 
system. The mobile data communication device 24 includes software program 
instructions that work in conjunction with the redirector program 12 to enable the 

20 seamless, transparent redirection of user-selected data items. FIG. 4 describes the 
basic method steps of the redirector program 12, and FIG. 5 describes the steps of 
the corresponding program operating at the mobile device 24. 



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In an alternative embodiment of the present invention, not explicitly shown 
in the drawings, the mobile device 24 also includes a redirector program. In this 
embodiment, user selected data items can be replicated from the host to the mobile 
device and vice versa. The configuration and operation of the mobile device 24 
having a redirector program is similar to that described herein with respect to 
FIGs. 1-4. 

A user of the present invention can configure the redirector program 12 to 
push certain user-selected data items to the user's mobile data communication 
device 24 when the redirector 12 detects that a particular user-defined event 
trigger (or trigger point) has taken place. User-selected data items preferably 
include E-mail messages, calendar events, meeting notifications, address entries, 
journal entries, personal alerts, alarms, warnings, stock quotes, news bulletins, etc. 
Alternatively, the user-selected data items could include any other type of message 
that is transmitted to the host system 10A, or that the host system 10A acquires 
through the use of intelligent agents, such as data that is received after the host 
system 10A initiates a search of a database, a Web site or a bulletin board. In 
some instances, only a portion of the data item is transmitted to the mobile device 
24 in order to minimize the amount of data transmitted via the wireless network 
22. In these instances, the mobile device 24 can optionally send a command 
message (C) to the host system 10A to retrieve more or all of the data item if the 
user desires to receive it. 

The user-defined event triggers include external events, internal events and 
networked events. External events preferably include: (1) receiving a command 

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message (such as message C) from the user's mobile data communication device to 
begin redirection, or to execute some other command at the host, such as a 
command to enable the "preferred list mode" (described below), or to add or 
subtract a particular sender from the preferred list of the preferred list mode; (2) 

5 receiving a similar message from some external computer; and (3) sensing that the 
user is no longer in the vicinity of the host system; although, alternatively, an 
external event can be any other detectable occurrence that is external to the host 
system 10. 

Internal events may include a calendar alarm, screen saver activation, 
10 keyboard timeout, programmable timer, or any other user-defined event that is 
internal to the host system 10. Networked events are user-defined messages that 
are transmitted to the host system from another computer coupled to the host 
system 1 OA via a network to initiate redirection. These are just some of the event 
triggers that could be used with the present invention to initiate replication of the 
15 user-selected data items from the host system 10A to the mobile device 24. Other 
types of triggers are also within the scope of the present invention. 

FIG. 1 shows an E-mail message A being communicated over LAN 14 
from computer 26 to the user's desktop system 10A (also shown in FIG. 1 is an 
external message C, which could be an E-mail message from an Internet user, or 
20 could be a command message from the user's mobile device 24). Once the 
message A (or C) reaches the primary message store of the host system 10A, it can 
be detected and acted upon by the redirection software 12. The redirection 
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method of detecting new messages is using Microsoft's ® Messaging API 
("MAPI"), in which programs, such as the redirector program 12, register for 
notifications or * advise syncs' when changes to a mailbox take place. Other 
methods of detecting new messages could also be used. 
5 Assuming that the redirector program 12 is activated, and has been 

configured by the user (either through the sensing of an internal, external, or 
networked event) to replicate certain user data items (including messages of type 
A or C) to the mobile device 24, when the message A is received at the host 
system 10A, the redirector program 12 detects its presence and prepares the 

10 message for redirection to the mobile device 24. In preparing the message for 
redirection, the redirector program 12 may compress the original message A, it 
may just compress the message header, or it may encrypt the entire message A to 
create a secure link to the mobile device 24. 

The address of the user's mobile data communication device 24, the type of 

15 device, and whether the device 24 can accept certain types of attachments, such as 
word processing or voice attachments, are also programmed into the redirector 12. 
If the user's type of mobile device cannot accept a particular type of attachments, 
then the redirector 12 can be programmed to route those attachments to a fax or 
voice number where the user is located using an attached fax or voice machine 30. 

20 The redirector 12 may also be programmed with a "preferred list mode" 

operation that is configured by the user either at the host system 10A, or remotely 
from the user's mobile data communication device 24 by transmitting a command 
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senders (other users) whose messages are to be redirected, or it may contain a list 
of message characteristics that determine whether a message is to be redirected, or 
it may contain both a list of senders and a list of message characteristics. For 
example, a message characteristic may relate to the size of the message, or the type 
of message, or whether the message has any attachments, or whether the message 
is originating from a particular domain. If activated, the preferred list mode causes 
the redirector program 12 to operate like a filter, only redirecting certain user data 
items based on whether the data item was sent from a sender on the preferred list 
or has certain message characteristics that if present will trigger or suppress 
redirection of the message. 

In the example of FIG. 1, if desktop system 26 was operated by a user on 
the preferred list of host system 10A, and the preferred list option was activated, 
then message A would be redirected. If, however, desktop 26 was operated by a 
user not on the host system's preferred list, then message A would not be 
redirected, even if the user of the host system had configured the redirector to 
push messages of type A. The user of the host system 10A can configure the 
preferred list directly from the desktop system 10A, or, alternatively, the user can 
send a command message (such as C) from the mobile device 24 to the desktop 
system 10A to activate the preferred list mode, or to add or delete certain senders 
or message characteristics from the previously configured preferred list. In this 
manner, the user can remotely control the operation of the preferred list mode 
filter so as to dynamically alter the filtering characteristics of the redirector 
program 12. 

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After the redirector 12 has determined that a particular message shdtrld be 
redirected, and it has prepared that message for redirection, the software 12 then 
sends the message A to a secondary memory store located in the mobile device 24. 
In doing so, the redirector preferably repackages message A as an E-mail with an 
5 outer envelope B that contains the addressing information of the mobile device 24, 
although alternative repackaging techniques and protocols could be used, such as a 
TCP/IP repackaging and delivery method (most commonly used in the alternative 
server configuration shown in FIG. 2). The wireless gateway 20 requires this 
outer envelope information B in order to know where to send the redirected 

10 message A. Once the message (A in B) is received by the mobile device 24, the 
outer envelope B is removed, and the original message A is placed in the 
secondary memory store within the mobile device 24. By repackaging and 
removing the outer envelope in this manner, the present invention causes the 
mobile computer 24 to appear to be at the same physical location as the host 

15 system 10, thus creating a transparent system. 

In the case where message C is representative of an external message from 
a computer on the Internet 18 to the host system 10A, and the host 10A has been 
configured to redirect messages of type C, then in a similar manner to message A, 
message C would be repackaged with an outer envelope B and transmitted to the 

20 user's mobile device 24. In the case where message C is representative of a 
command message from the user's mobile device 24 to the host system 10A, the 
command message C is not redirected, but is acted upon by the host system 10A. 

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If the redirected user data item is an E-mail message, as described above, 
the user at the mobile device 24 sees the original subject, sender's address, 
destination address, carbon copy and blind carbon copy information. When the 
user replies to this message, or when the user authors a new message, the software 
5 operating at the mobile device 24 adds a similar outer envelope to the reply 
message (or the new message) to cause the message to be routed first to the user's 
host system 10A, which then removes the outer envelope and redirects the 
message to the final destination, such as back to computer 26. In the preferred 
embodiment, this results in the outgoing redirected message from the user's host 

10 system 10A being sent using the E-mail address of the host mailbox, rather than 
the address of the mobile device, so that it appears to the recipient of the message 
that the message originated from the user's desktop system 10A rather than the 
mobile data communication device 24. Any replies to the redirected message will 
then be sent to the desktop system 10A, which if it is still in redirector mode, will 

15 repackage the reply and re-send it to the user's mobile data device 24, as described 
above. 

FIG. 2 is an alternative system diagram showing the redirection of user 
data items from a network server host system 10B to the user's mobile data 
communication device 24, where the redirector software 12 is operating at the 
20 server 10B. This configuration is particularly advantageous for use with message 
servers such as Microsoft's® Exchange Server, which is normally operated so that 
all user messages are kept in one central location (or mailbox store) on the server 
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has the additional advantage of allowing a single system administrator to configure 
and keep track of all users having messages redirected. If the system includes 
encryption keys, these too can be kept at one place for management and update 
purposes. 

In this alternative configuration, server 10B preferably maintains a user 
profile for each user's desktop system 26, 28, including information such as 
whether a particular user can have data items redirected, which types of message 
and information to redirect, what events will trigger redirection, the address of the 
users' mobile data communication device 24, the type of mobile device, and the 
user's preferred list, if any. The event triggers are preferably detected at the user's 
desktop system 26, 28 and can be any of the internal, external or networked events 
listed above. The desktop systems 26, 28 preferably detect these events and then 
transmit a message to the server host computer 10B via LAN 14 to initiate 
redirection. Although the user data items are preferably stored at the server host 
computer 10B in this embodiment, they could, alternatively, be stored at each 
user's desktop system 26, 28, which would then transmit them to the server 
computer 10B after an event has triggered redirection. 

As shown in FIG. 2, desktop system 26 generates a message A that is 
transmitted to and stored at the host system 10B, which is the network server 
operating the redirector program 12. The message A is for desktop system 28, but 
in this embodiment, user messages are stored at the network server 10B. When an 
event occurs at desktop system 28, an event trigger is generated and transmitted to 
the network server 10B, which then determines who the trigger is from, whether 

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that desktop 28 has redirection capabilities, and if so, the server 10B (operating the 
redirector program 12) uses the stored configuration information to redirect 
message A to the mobile computer 24 associated with the user of desktop system 
28. 

5 As described above with reference to FIG. 1, message C could be either a 

command message from a user's mobile data communication device 24, or it could 
be a message from an external computer, such as a computer connected to the 
Internet 18. If the message C is from an Internet computer to the user's desktop 
system 28, and the user has redirection capabilities, then the server 10B detects the 

10 message C, repackages it using electronic envelope B, and redirects the 
repackaged message (C in B) to the user's mobile device 24. If the message C is a 
command message from the user's mobile device 24, then the server host 
computer 10B simply acts upon the command message using the redirector 
program 12. 

15 Turning now to FIG. 3, a block diagram is set forth that demonstrates the 

interaction of the redirector software 12 with additional components of the 
desktop host system 10A shown in FIG. 1 (i.e., the desktop PC) to enable more 
fully the pushing of information from the host system 10A to the user's mobile 
data communication device 24. These additional components are illustrative of the 

20 type of event-generating systems that can be configured and used with the 
redirector software 12, and of the type of repackaging systems that can be used to 
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The desktop host system 10A is connected to LAN 14, and can stnd and 
receive data, messages, signals, event triggers, etc., to and from other systems 
connected to the LAN 14. Through the LAN, the system 10A can also 
communicate with external networks 18, 22, such as the Internet or a wireless data 
5 network. In addition to the standard hardware, operating system, and application 
programs associated with a typical microcomputer or workstation, the desktop 
system 10A includes the redirector program 12, a TCP/IP sub-system 42, an E- 
mail sub-system 44, a primary data storage device 40, a screen saver sub-system 
48, and a keyboard sub-system 46. The TCP/IP and E-mail subsystems 42, 44 are 

10 examples of repackaging systems that can be used to achieve the transparency of 
the present invention, and the screen saver and keyboard sub-systems 46, 48 are 
examples of event generating systems that can be configured to generate event 
messages or signals that trigger redirection of the user selected data items. 

The method steps carried out by the redirector program 12 are described in 

15 more detail in FIG. 4. The basic functions of this program are: (1) to configure 
and setup the user-defined event trigger points that will start redirection; (2) to 
configure the types of user data items for redirection and optionally configure a 
preferred list of senders whose messages are to be redirected; (3) to configure the 
type and capabilities of the user's mobile data communication device; (4) to 

20 receive messages and signals from the repackaging systems and the event 
generating systems; and (5) to command and control the redirection of the user- 
selected data items to the mobile data communication 24 device via the 



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repackaging systems. Other functions not specifically enumerated could alstr be 
integrated into this program. 

The E-Mail sub-system 44 is the preferred link to repackaging the user- 
selected data items for transmission to the mobile data communication device 24, 
and preferably uses industry standard mail protocols, such as SMTP, POP, IMAP, 
MIME and RFC-822, to name but a few. The E-Mail sub-system 44 can receive 
messages A from external computers on the LAN 14, or can receive messages C 
from some external network such as the Internet 18 or a wireless data 
communication network 22, and stores these messages in the primary data store 
40. Assuming that the redirector 12 has been triggered to redirect messages of this 
type, the redirector detects the presence of any new messages and instructs the E- 
Mail system 44 to repackage the message by placing an outer wrapper B about the 
original message A (or C), and by providing the addressing information of the 
mobile data communication device 24 on the outer wrapper B As noted above, 
this outer wrapper B is removed by the mobile device 24, and the original message 
A (or C) is then recovered, thus making the mobile device 24 appear to be the 
desktop system 10A. 

In addition, the E-Mail sub-system 44 receives messages back from the 
mobile device 24 having an outer wrapper with the addressing information of the 
desktop system 10A, and strips this information away so that the message can be 
routed to the proper sender of the original message A (or C). The E-Mail sub- 
system also receives command messages C from the mobile device 24 that are 
directed to the desktop system 10A to trigger redirection or to carry out some 

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other function. The functionality of the E-Mail sub-system 44 is controlled by the 
redirector program 12. 

The TCP/IP sub-system 42 is an alternative repackaging system. It 
includes all of the functionality of the E-Mail sub-system 44, but instead of 
repackaging the user-selected data items as standard E-mail messages, this system 
42 repackages the data items using special-purpose TCP/IP packaging techniques. 
This type of special-purpose sub-system is useful in situations where security and 
improved speed are important to the user. The provision of a special-purpose 
wrapper that can only be removed by special software on the mobile device 24 
provides added security, and by bypassing E-mail store and forward systems, the 
speed of delivery of messages can be improved. 

As described previously, the present invention can be triggered to begin 
redirection upon detecting numerous external, internal and networked events, or 
trigger points. Examples of external events include: receiving a command message 
from the user's mobile data communication device 24 to begin redirection; 
receiving a similar message from some external computer; sensing that the user is 
no longer in the vicinity of the host system; or any other event that is external to 
the host system. Internal events could be a calendar alarm, screen saver activation, 
keyboard timeout, programmable timer, or any other user-defined event that is 
internal to the host system. Networked events are user-defined messages that are 
transmitted to the host system from another computer that is connected to the host 
system via a network to initiate redirection. Sensing that the user is not in the 
vicinity of the host system may be achieved by (1) an electronic camera subsystem 

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that detects whether the user has left a predetermined area; (2) heat sensors that 
detects the lack of the user's heat presence; (3) motion detector that monitors if 
the user has not created any motion for a predetermined period of time; (4) 
disconnection or detachment of the mobile device from a serial cradle connected to 
5 the desktop computer or host system (prior to the mobile device user departing, 
user would remove the device from a serial cradle that permits a serial 
synchronization of the data on the mobile with that in the host system); and, (5) 
short-range RF detachment to the mobile device worn by the user as he departs the 
vicinity of the host system. 

10 The screen saver and keyboard sub-systems 46, 48 are examples of systems 

that are capable of generating internal events. Functionally, the redirector program 
12 provides the user with the ability to configure the screen saver and keyboard 
systems so that under certain conditions an event trigger will be generated that can 
be detected by the redirector 12 to start the redirection process. For example, the 

15 screen saver system can be configured so that when the screen saver is activated 
after, for example, 10 minutes of inactivity on the desktop system, an event trigger 
is transmitted to the redirector 12, which starts redirecting the previously selected 
user data items. In a similar manner, the keyboard sub-system can be configured 
to generate event triggers when no key has been depressed for a particular period 

20 of time, thus indicating that redirection should commence. These are just two 
examples of the numerous application programs and hardware systems internal to 
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FIGs. 4 and 5, set forth, respectively, flow charts showing the steps carried 
out by the redirector software 12 operating at the desktop host system 10A, and 
the steps carried out by the mobile data communication device 24 in order to 
interface with the host system. Turning first to FIG. 4, at step 50, the redirector 
program 12 is started and initially configured. The initial configuration of the 
redirector 12 includes: (1) defining the event triggers that the user has determined 
will trigger redirection; (2) selecting the user data items for redirection; (3) 
selecting the repackaging sub-system, either standard E-Mail, or special-purpose 
technique; (4) selecting the type of data communication device, indicating whether 
and what type of attachments the device is capable of receiving and processing, 
and inputting the address of the mobile device 24; and (5) configuring the 
preferred list of user selected senders whose messages are to be redirected. 

FIG. 4 sets forth the basic steps of the redirector program 12 assuming it is 
operating at a desktop host system 10A, such as shown in FIG. 1. If the redirector 
12 is operating at a network server host system 10B, as shown in FIG. 2, then 
additional configuration steps may be necessary to enable redirection for a 
particular desktop system 26, 28 connected to the server 10B, including: (1) 
setting up a profile for the desktop system 26, 28 indicating its address, events that 
will trigger redirection, and the data items that are to be redirected upon detecting 
an event; (2) maintaining a storage area at the server 10B for the data items; and 
(3) storing the type of data communication device 24 to which the desktop 
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device 24 is capable of receiving and processing, and the address of the mobile 
device 24. 

Once the redirector program is configured 50, the trigger points (or event 
triggers) are enabled at step 52. The program 12 then waits 56 for messages and 
signals 54 to begin the redirection process. A message could be an E-Mail 
message or some other user data item that may have been selected for redirection, 
and a signal could be a trigger signal, or could be some other type of signal that 
has not been configured as an event trigger. When a message or signal is detected, 
the program determines 58 whether it is one of the trigger events that has been 
configured by the user to signal redirection. If so, then at step 60 a trigger flag is 
set, indicating that subsequently received user data items (in the form of messages) 
that have been selected for redirection should be pushed to the user's mobile data 
communication device 24. 

If the message or signal 54 is not a trigger event, the program then 
determines at steps 62, 68 and 66 whether the message is, respectively, a system 
alarm 62, an E-Mail message 64, or some other type of information that has been 
selected for redirection. If the message or signal is none of these three items, then 
control returns to step 56, where the redirector waits for additional messages 54 to 
act upon. If, however the message is one of these three types of information, then 
the program 12 determines, at step 68, whether the trigger flag has been set, 
indicating that the user wants these items redirected to the mobile device 24. If the 
trigger flag is set, then at step 70, the redirector 12 causes the repackaging system 
(E-Mail or TCP/BP) to add the outer envelope to the user data item, and at step 72 

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the repackaged data item is then redirected to the user's mobile data 
communication device 24 via LAN 14, WAN 18, wireless gateway 20 and wireless 
network 22. Control then returns to step 56 where the program waits for 
additional messages and signals to act upon. 

Although not shown explicitly in FIG. 4, after step 68 the program could, if 
operating in the preferred list mode, determine whether the sender of a particular 
data item is on the preferred list, and if not, then the program would skip over 
steps 70 and 72 and proceed directly back to step 56. If the sender is on the 
preferred list, then control returns to steps 70 and 72 for repackaging and 
transmission of the message from the preferred list sender to the mobile device 24. 

FIG. 5 sets forth the method steps carried out by the user's mobile data 
communication device 24 in order to interface to the redirector program 12 of the 
present invention. At step 80, the mobile software is started and the mobile device 
24 is configured to operate with the system of the present invention, including, for 
example, storing the address of the user's desktop system 10A. 

At step 82, the mobile device waits for messages and signals 84 to be 
generated or received. Assuming that the redirector software 12 operating at the 
user's desktop system 10A is configured to redirect upon receiving a message 
from the user's mobile device 24, then at step 86 the user can decide to generate a 
command message that will start redirection at the host system 10A. If the user 
does so, then at step 88 the redirection message is composed and sent to the 
desktop system 1 OA via the wireless network 22, through the wireless gateway 20, 

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via the Internet 18 to the LAN 14, and is finally routed to the desktop machine 
10A. 

In this situation where the mobile device 24 is sending a message directly 
to the desktop system 10A, no outer wrapper is added to the message (such as 
message C in FIGs. 1 and 2). In addition to the redirection signal, the mobile 
device 24 could transmit any number of other commands to control the operation 
of the host system 10A, and in particular the redirector program 12. For example, 
the mobile 24 could transmit a command to put the host system 10A into the 
preferred list mode state, and then could transmit additional commands to add or 
subtract certain senders or certain message characteristics from the preferred list. 
In this manner, the mobile device 24 can dynamically limit the amount of 
information being redirected to it by altering the preferred list. 

Other example commands include: (1) a message to change the 
configuration of the host system 10A to enable the mobile device 24 to receive and 
process certain attachments; and (2) a message to instruct the host system 10A to 
redirect an entire data item to the mobile device 24 in the situation where only a 
portion of a particular data item has been previously redirected. 

Turning back to FIG. 5, if the user signal or message is not a direct 
message to the desktop system 10A to begin redirection (or some other 
command), then control is passed to step 90, which determines if a message has 
been received. If a message is received by the mobile, and it is a message from the 
user's desktop 10A, as determined at step 92, then at step 94 a desktop redirection 
flag is set "on" for this message, and control passes to step 96 where the outer 

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envelope is removed. Following step 96, or in the situation where the message is 
not from the user's desktop 10A, as determined at step 92, control passes to step 
98, which displays the message for the user on the mobile device's display. The 
mobile unit 24 then returns to step 82 and waits for additional messages or signals. 
5 If the mobile device 24 determines that a message has not been received at 

step 90, then control passes to step 100, where the mobile 24 determines whether 
there is a message to send. If not, then the mobile unit returns to step 82 and waits 
for additional messages or signals. If there is at least one message to send, then at 
step 102 the mobile 24 determines whether it is a reply message to a message that 

10 was received by the mobile unit. If the message to send is a reply message, then at 
step 108, the mobile 24 determines whether the desktop redirection flag is on for 
this message. If the redirection flag is not on, then at step 106 the reply message is 
simply transmitted from the mobile device 24 to the destination address via the 
wireless network 22. If, however, the redirection flag is on, then at step 110 the 

15 reply message is repackaged with the outer envelope having the addressing 
information of the user's desktop system 10A, and the repackaged message is then 
transmitted to the desktop system 10A at step 106. As described above, the 
redirector program 12 executing at the desktop system then strips the outer 
envelope and routes the reply message to the appropriate destination address using 

20 the address of the desktop system 10A as the "from" field, so that to the recipient 
of the redirected message, it appears as though it originated from the user's 
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If, at step 102, the mobile 24 determines that the message is not a reply 
message, but an original message, then control passes to step 104, where the 
mobile 24 determines if the user is using the redirector software 12 at the desktop 
system 10A, by checking the mobile unit's configuration. If the user is not using 
5 the redirector software 12, then the message is simply transmitted to the 
destination address at step 106. If, however, the mobile determines that the user is 
using the redirector software 12 at the desktop system 10A, then control passes to 
step 110, where the outer envelope is added to the message. The repackaged 
original message is then transmitted to the desktop system 10A at step 106, which, 

10 as described previously, strips the outer envelope and routes the message to the 
correct destination. Following transmission of the message at step 1 06, control of 
the mobile 24 returns to step 82 and waits for additional messages or signals. 

Now with reference to FIGs. 6-8, there will be described an alternative 
two-host Internet-based system using many of the features of the system described 

15 in the network-based host system 10B configuration shown in FIG. 2. In the 
system shown in FIGs. 6-8, however, instead of a single host system 10B for 
storing the user's messages and for operating the redirector program 12, there are 
two hosts, a messaging host 230, where the user's data items are stored, and a 
wireless redirector host system 240, where a wireless redirector program 242 

20 operates. These two host system are preferably coupled together via the Internet 
218. The wireless redirector program 242 is similar in many respects to the 
redirector program 12 described above, but is configured for communicating with 
a wireless gateway 260 coupled to a wireless data network 222. 

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With reference to FIG. 6, there is shown an example system diagram 
showing the redirection of user data items, such as message A, from user A's 
desktop PC 204 to user B's mobile data communication device 220, or 
alternatively, message B from user B's mobile communication device 220 to user 
5 A. In this example, the messaging host system 230 maintains and stores data items 
received from the Internet 218 for user B in a message inbox. In this particular 
system example, the messaging host system 230 is preferably an Internet Service 
Provider ("ISP") that provides connectivity to the Internet 218 for a plurality of 
users, including user B. In another embodiment of the present invention, the 
10 messaging host 230 may be a web-based E-mail hosting service such as MSN 
Hotmail™ or a variety of other known web-based E-mail hosting systems. In 
another embodiment of the invention, the E-mail hosting service supplies a strictly 
wireless solution. 

In this embodiment of the invention, the messaging host system 230 is 
15 configured so as to forward a copy of all incoming data items destined for user B's 
inbox to a second host referred to herein as a wireless redirector host system 240. 
The wireless redirector host system 240 includes the wireless redirector program 
242. Advantageously, data items destined for a user of the messaging host system 
230 having a mobile communication device are continuously "pushed" to the 
20 wireless redirector host system 240 as they arrive at the messaging host system 
230. Upon arrival at the redirector host system 240, a wireless redirector software 
program 242 operating at the system 240 determines whether such data items are 
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mobile communications device 220. In this manner, user-selected data items are 
advantageously pushed out to the mobile communication device 220 
contemporaneously as they arrive to the messaging host system 230 so that the 
user need not be concerned about delays in receiving user-selected data items on 
5 the user's mobile communication device 220. 

The wireless redirector host system 240 acts primarily as a gateway for 
data items received from the Internet 218 and those specific data items that have 
been user pre-selected to be redirected (via filtering rules to be described later) to 
the user's mobile communications device via the wireless network 222. These 
10 filtering rules are similar to the "preferred list mode" operation described above 
with respect to the systems shown in FIGs. 1 and 2. 

Message A in FIG. 6 represents a data item, such as an E-mail message, 
sent from user A's desktop PC 204 having user B as the recipient. Because user B 
has a mailbox on the messaging host system 230, the message A will be directed 
15 via the Internet to the host system 230. The flow of this message A is shown in a 
single solid line 206. 

Message B in FIG. 6 represents an external message created on and sent 
from user B's mobile data communications device 220 having user A as a 
recipient. Alternatively, message B also may represent a command message from 
20 user B's mobile data communication device 220 to the wireless redirector host 
system 240. The flow of this message B is shown in a single dashed line 258. 

As described in more detail in FIG. 7, the wireless redirector host system 
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with an Internet gateway, the wireless redirector software 242 which includes a 
mail handler, preferably a sendmail daemon (not shown), a local delivery agent 
(not shown), a plurality of wireless mail stores 248 (preferably one for each mobile 
user such as user B), a filter database 250, and a mobile user profile database 254. 
5 Also as described in more detail in FIG. 7, the messaging host system 230 

is preferably a Unix system that includes a sendmail daemon 232, a ".forward" file 
238, and a memory storage area 236 for storing the data items of certain user's 
that are having messages redirected to their mobile data communication devices 
220. 

10 Referring now to FIGs. 6 and 7, the two-host system invention will first be 

described by way of example with reference to message A. FIG. 6 shows an E- 
mail message A being communicated over the Internet 218 from user A's desktop 
PC 204 destined for user B's inbox, which is located on the messaging host system 
230. Once the message A reaches a mail handler 252 at the messaging host 230, 

15 such as a sendmail daemon 232 in the preferred embodiment, it can be detected 
and acted upon by this system 230. 

One of the objectives of the present invention is to be as non-obtrusive as 
possible to the messaging host system 230 so as to make the invention simple to 
install and implement for ISPs. The messaging host system 230 may be configured 

20 in many ways to detect such messages. Since not all users of the ISP will have a 
mobile communication device 220, it is preferable that the system 230 includes a 
unique user file that is accessed and modified upon the arrival of any new message. 
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Unix's ".forward" file 238. Preferably, the redirection (or forwarding) of data 
items is accomplished by modifying the " forward" file 238 typically found in the 
user's root directory at the messaging host system 230, such as an ISP. The 
".forward" file is a simple ASCII text file comprising at least a list of one or more 
5 E-mail addresses (with some control information). The sendmail daemon 232 
checks for the existence of this file 238, and uses its content to forward data items 
to the appropriate locations. Other methods of detecting and forwarding new data 
items destined for a user having a mobile communications device 220 could also be 
used and such other methods are well within the scope of the present invention. 
10 An example of the content of the " forward" file modified for the present 

invention is: 

\bgilhuly@isp.net bgilhuly@wirelessredirectorhost.net 

In this example, the sendmail daemon 232 would redirect a copy of any incoming 
15 data items to those two addresses, namely "bgilhuly@isp.net" and 
"bgilhuly@wirelessredirectorhost.net." In the latter case, the data item would, 
preferably, be sent via the Internet to the wireless redirector host system 240 for 
further handling by the wireless redirector software program 242. The former 
address requires the sendmail daemon 232 to send the data item to user B's inbox 
20 of the local data item store 236. User B may access his data items in the inbox as 
he traditionally does - by, for example, POP3 or IMAP. In this manner, the 
forwarding activity is transparent to the user. The user B when viewing the inbox 
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the message text that may be added to the messages as they are redirected by the 
mail handler. 

Assuming that the redirector program 242 is activated at the wireless 
redirector host system 240, and has been configured by the user to replicate certain 

5 user data items (such as message A) to the mobile communications device 220, 
when the message A is received at the wireless redirector host system 240, the 
redirector program 242 detects message A's presence and prepares the message 
for a second redirection to the mobile device 220. In preparing the message for the 
second redirection, the redirector program 242 may compress the original message 

10 A, it may compress the message header, or it may encrypt the entire message A to 
create a secure link to the mobile device 220. However, before the redirector 
program 242 compresses or encrypts the message A and redirects it to the mobile 
device 220, it examines stored user information and filtering rules that are 
associated with the recipient, user B, so as to determine how the message A should 

15 be handled. 

A) Filtering 

Preferably, before the redirector program 242 begins preparing the message 
A for redirection, the redirector 242 examines the data item with respect to rules 
contained on a user B configurable filtering agent 250 (see, FIG. 7) which 
20 essentially is a database of rules that are to be applied for each user's incoming 
data items. The filtering agent 250 is preferably accessible by the user via the 
World Wide Web in a filter web page 252. The filter web page 252 allows the 
user, if the user so desires, to access and apply a plurality of filtering rules or any 

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combination thereof that are to be applied to all incoming data items destined for 
that user. Preferably, in addition to filtering rules, web page 252 allows user B to 
switch between an active or a de-active state for the redirection of user B's 
incoming messages. This switching feature is particularly useful during instances 
5 where user B is at his desktop PC 202 and accessing his inbox of the local store 
236 and desires that the redirection of incoming mail to his mobile device 220 is 
temporarily deactivated. The following criteria are exemplary of the types of 
filtering rules that may be available to the user: sender(s); how addressed (To, CC, 
BCC); subject keyword(s); message keyword(s); and importance (high, low, 
10 normal). 

In any event, the filtering agent 250 is preferably hosted by the wireless 

redirector host system 240, but may be hosted by alternative host systems, 

including the messaging host system 230 so long as the redirector program 242 has 

access to the most current set of rules and can make a determination whether any 

15 particular data item has satisfied all user-defined filtering rules. Alternatively 

implemented, the filtering agent 250 may be combined with the user profile 

database 254. Data items that do not clear the filtering rules are marked as 

"handled" by the redirector program 242 in the wireless data item store 248, and 

are not further handled by the redirector 242. 

20 B) User Profile 

Also accessible by the redirector program 242 is the address of the user's 

mobile data communication device 220, the user's SMTP address, the type of 

device 220, and whether the device 220 can accept certain types of attachments, 

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such as word processing or voice attachments. This information is preferably 
maintained in a user profile database 254 (see, FIG. 7). Such user information may 
be preferably created, updated and removed via a web-based user administration 
page 256. Web page 256 is preferably access-restricted to the system 
administrator of the messaging host system 230 who may from time to time add 
new users to the redirection service. In addition to the above user information, the 
system administrator preferably has a switch control feature on the web page 256 
to deactivate or activate redirection of the data items from the host system 230 
that takes precedence over the user's selection on web page 252. This, 
advantageously, allows the system administer to maintain control over the value- 
added service described herein. 

If the user's type of mobile device 220 cannot accept certain types of 
attachments, then the redirector program 242 can be programmed to route the 
attachments to a fax or voice number where the user is located. The user may 
provide such information details to the redirector program 242 via a return 
message. 

C) Redirection 

After the redirector program 242 has determined that a particular message 
should be redirected, and it has prepared the message for redirection, the software 
242 preferably converts the message from MIME to CMEME (MIME is a standard 
Internet mail format, and CMEME is a compressed version of MIME), and then 
sends the message A to a memory store located in the mobile communications 
device 220 via the wireless gateway 250 and the wireless data network 222. In 

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doing so, the redirector program 242 preferably packages message A as a message 
with an outer envelope A' that contains the addressing information of the mobile 
device 220. In the preferred embodiment, the outer envelope is GME. The 
wireless gateway 260 requires this outer envelope information A' in order to know 

5 where to send the redirected message A. Once the repackaged message (message 
A in A') is received by the mobile device 220, the outer envelope A' is removed, 
and the original message A is placed in the second memory store within the mobile 
device 220. By removing the outer envelope A' and presenting to the user of 
mobile device 220 message A , the present invention causes the mobile device 220 

10 to appear to be at the same physical location as the messaging host system 230, or 
PC 202 in a transparent, seamlessly integrated Internet account hosted by 
messaging host system 230. 



15 D) Outgoing Data Item From Mobile 

If the redirected user data item is an E-mail message, as described above, 

then the user at the mobile device 220 sees the original subject line, sender's 

address, destination address, and carbon copy address. Preferably and desirably, 

the redirection of the E-mail message A is transparent to the mobile 

20 communication device user. When the user, at the mobile device 220, replies to 

message A, or when the user authors a new message (a reply or a new message 

collectively referred to as "message B"), the software operating at the mobile 

device 220 adds a similar outer envelope (message B') to the reply message B (or 

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the new message B) to cause message B to be routed to the wireless redirector 
host system 240 via the wireless network 222, which then removes the outer 
envelope B\ repackages message B as message B", and redirects message B" to 
the final destination, such as user A's PC desktop 204. 

The general flow of such transmission is shown as a dotted line in FIG. 6. 
In this embodiment of the invention, the removal of the outer envelope B' and 
repackaging of message B into envelope B" results in the outgoing redirected 
message B" from the wireless redirector host system 240 being sent using the E- 
mail address of the user's mailbox on messaging host system 230, rather than the 
address of the mobile device 220, so that it appears to the recipient of the message 
B" that the message originated from the user's desktop system 202 or from the 
messaging host system 230 itself (as would be the case of a web-based E-mail 
hosting system) rather than the mobile data communication device 220. This is 
accomplished by the redirector modifying the "from" and "reply to" identifiers 
associated with the message B to now have the SMTP address of user B's 
messaging host system 230 E-mail account. Advantageously, any replies to the 
message B" will then be sent to user B's inbox on messaging host system 230, 
which, if it is still in redirector mode, will repackage the reply and resend it to user 
B's mobile data device 220, as described above. 

In this embodiment, a copy of message B (labelled B"') is redirected to 
user B's inbox at messaging host system 230 for retrieval and access by user B at 
some later time - for recording keeping purposes. In doing so, the redirector 
program 242 preferably repackages message B as message B'" so as to now have 

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modified addressing information. In this preferred instance, the modified 
addressing information would include changing the "from" header information to 
read something to the following effect: "Sent from mobile communications device 
to recipient" where 'recipient' would be the recipient's address of message B'\ 

5 This message B"' is forwarded, preferably via the Internet 218, to the messaging 
host system 230. 

As shown in FIG. 7, the messaging host system is preferably configured as 
an ISP. Here, the ISP system 230 includes a sendmail daemon 232, which 
forwards the copy B'" to the local data item store 236 by a local delivery agent 

10 (not shown). Further, user B may preferably configure his local inbox of data 
items at the desktop 202 to store such copy messages in a specific inbox for mobile 
data communications device data items. Of course in the illustrative example of 
messaging host system 230 configured to redirect all incoming data items to 
wireless redirector host system 240, sendmail 232 would detect a new message 

15 and the " forward" file 238 would again be accessed and the forwarding 
information therein acted upon. Consequently, message B'" is redirected (not 
shown) to redirector host system 240. At the redirector host system 40, the 
redirector is preferably programmed to detect that such a message B"' is a 
redirection of message B'" sent therefrom. As such, the redirector ignores this re- 

20 redirected message. Alternatively, the mail handler 232 at the messaging host 
system 230 is configured to detect such messages and to not redirect such 
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It is to be understood that a plurality of messaging host systems 230 may 
use a single redirector host system 240 for redirection of users' E-mail messages 
Further still, a single redirector program 242 may be used to service the plurality 
of messaging host systems 230. 

Finally, turning to FIG. 8, a flow chart is set forth showing the steps carried 
out by the redirector program 242 operating at the redirector host system 240 
shown in FIGs. 6 and 7. The basic steps carried out by the mobile communications 
device 220 in order to interface with the redirector host system 240 may be 
accomplished by substantially the same steps as shown in FIG. 5, although 
modified for this two-host aspect of the invention. 

The flow chart in FIG. 8 assumes that the redirector program 242 has been 
activated and is operating. Additional configuration steps will be necessary to 
enable redirection services for a new messaging host system 230. These 
additional configuration steps include: (1) setting up a profile for the new 
messaging host system 230 indicating its address, etc. (2) setting up individual user 
profiles, (3) initiating default filtering rules for incoming messages from the 
messaging host system for the users, and (4) making available both the filtering 
rule 252 and user profile 256 web pages. The flow chart also assumes the 
necessary steps have been undertaken to configure the messaging host system 230 
to forward a copy of all incoming messages to the redirector host system 240 (Le., 
the Unix " forward" file has been properly configured.) 

Once the messaging host system 230 is configured 268 and the redirector 
program 242 is configured 270, the program 242 then waits for data items at step 

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272. As discussed earlier, data items need not be limited to E-mail messages but 
may also include signals that are representative of user profile changes or filtering 
rule changes. 

When a data item is detected, the program determines at steps 274, 276 

5 and 278 whether the data item is, respectively, a user profile change 274, a 
message from the Internet 276, or a message from the wireless mobile device 278. 
If the data item is a user profile change, then the appropriate user profile change is 
made at 280. Control then returns to step 272 where the program waits for 
additional data items. If the data item is a message from the Internet, then the 

10 appropriate user profile information is checked and applied at step 290. The 
program then checks if the filter rules have changed at step 292. If so, the filter 
rules are reloaded. Next, the filter rules are applied at step 296. If the message 
does not clear all applicable redirection filter rules at step 297, the preparation and 
redirection steps 298 and 300, respectively, are skipped. The message is thus 

15 ignored and control is returned to the redirector program 242 at step 272. 
Assuming, however, that the message (or at least a portion thereof) is to be 
redirected, then the message is prepared for redirection at step 298. In the 
preparation step 298, the redirector program 242 adds the outer envelope to the 
message for wireless transmission. At step 300, the repackaged message is then 

20 forwarded to the user's mobile device 220 via LAN 258, wireless gateway 260 and 
wireless network 222. Control then returns to step 272 where the program waits 
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If, at step 278, there is a determination that the data item is a messa^from 
the mobile device 220, then the message is prepared for Internet redirection at step 
284. Preparation would preferably include changing the "from" and "reply to" 
fields of the message to replicate the address of the user's SMTP address at the 
5 messaging host system 230 - the resulting message referred to as message B" in 
FIG. 6. Also, the preparation step may include making a second copy of the 
message, such message referred to as message B'" in FIG. 6. In this second copy, 
the "from" field is changed to, preferably, "Sent from the mobile device to 
Recipient" where 'Recipient 7 is the SMTP address of the recipient of message B" 

10 At step 286, previous messages or attachments are appended. At step 288, one 
message is forwarded to the recipient (message B") and the copy of the message 
(message B"') is forwarded to the user's messaging host system 230 destined for 
the user's local data item store 236 for record keeping purposes. Control then 
returns to step 272, where the program waits for additional data items to act upon. 

15 If , at step 278, there is a determination that the data item is not a message from the 
wireless device, other functions may be performed by the redirector program 242 if 
so programmed to do so. For instance, the message could be a command message 
such as described earlier in this application where additional text of the E-mail 
message may be transmitted to the mobile device 220. 

20 Although not explicitly shown in the flowchart, if at step 276 there is a 

determination that the message is from the Internet, then the redirector program 
242 would check whether the message is a re-redirected message from the 
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. ignored) and control is returned to step 272. In this manner, re-redirected 
messages are not redirected to the mobile device 220. Alternatively implemented, 
this determination could be undertaken at step 296 as part of the default filtering 
rules. It is to be understood that the user profile and filtering rules could 
alternatively be combined together, thus eliminating a step(s). This is, of course, 
well within the scope of the present invention. 

Although not shown, the additional step of maintaining the wireless data 
item store 248 is another step(s) that the redirector would preferably manage. At a 
predetermined storage threshold either by date or size, each user's earliest stored 
data item would be deleted to make room for newer incoming data items. 

Referring now to FIG. 9-12, there will be described an alternative multi- 
host Internet-based system using many of the features of the system described in 
the two-host Internet-based system configuration shown in FIG. 6-8. In the 
redirector system 200 shown in FIGs. 9-12, instead of a two-host system for 
storing the mobile device user's messages and for operating the redirector program 
12, there is a multiplicity of hosts, with each one performing part of the distributed 
tasks of redirector program 12. The redirector system 200 is capable of handling a 
multiplicity of messaging hosts 230, where the mobile device user's data items are 
stored. Each messaging host 230 corresponds to an ISP with its own set of users, a 
subset of which are configured to have their email forwarded for wireless 
redirection to their respective mobile devices 220 via the mail handler 232 
according to the forward file 238, as described above with reference to FIGs. 6-8. 
However, in the multi-host Internet-based system 200, instead of using a single 

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wireless redirector host system 240, and a single wireless redirector program 242, 
the redirector program has been embodied into a multiplicity of redirector send 
agents 245 and a redirector receive agents 249, each pair of which can be hosted 
on separate redirector agent host servers 243. This multi-host configuration 
5 provides the significant advantage of allowing the redirector system 200 to be 
scaleable and easily configured to support multiple ISPs each having multiple sites, 
with each site having an associated Internet domain name. A single redirector 
agent host server can support several send and receive pairs of redirector agents, 
and each pair of agents serving multiple ISP sites. The mapping of redirector host 

10 servers to ISP sites and the configuration of redirector agents is accomplished via 
the web-based administration 257 of the administration information database 259. 

SMTP is the only system interface the ISP needs to support in order to 
interface with redirector system 200 during normal operation. Advantageously, a 
web browser is the only user interface 253 an ISP needs to support in order to 

15 configure the redirector system 200. Similarly, a web browser is the user interface 
256 a user needs to support in order to configure the redirector system 200. 

By using a hierarchy of stored configuration information in the databases 
259, 255, 254 and 250, the web interfaces 257, 256, 253 and 252 allow a plurality 
of system 200 administrative accounts to manage a plurality of site manager 

20 accounts, which in turn manage a plurality of site dependent mobile device user 
accounts. At each level down, the web-based interfaces provide access to only 
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Administrative accounts have authority to manage site manager accounts, 
redirector agent host server configuration records, and set site configuration 
default values. Site manager accounts have authority to override certain site 
configuration records, manage user accounts, and set user configuration default 
values. User accounts have authority to override certain user records. The next 
three paragraphs illustrate the type of information and authority associated with 
the three accounts described above. 

The access to administrative operations is limited to system 200 operators 
who have an administrative account comprising an administrator name and 
password useable on web-based administration page 257 in order to gain access to 
the administration database 259. An administrator of system 200 manages records 
for configuring redirector agent host servers, and manages accounts for site 
managers, which access the site information database 255 via web-based site 
information page 253. 

Site managers represent ISP hosted Internet domains and manage site 
information records for further configuring redirector agents, and manage accounts 
for mobile device 220 users who wish to use system 200 for redirecting their data 
items. The site information record includes such items as, for example, an optional 
Internet domain name and a default tag line to be appended at the end of every 
email. 

A site mobile user, when provided with an account by a site manager, can 
access the user information database 254 via web based user administration page 
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have authority. For instance, a user might wish to override the default site Vide 
tag line stored in the site info record corresponding to his site, thereby enabling the 
the tag-line customization feature. The user might also wish to override the default 
domain name based email address provided by his site manager by specifying his 
5 single SMTP address, thereby enabling domain-massaging feature. 

As used in this description and in the appended claims, the phrase domain- 
massaging is defined as the feature which allows an ISP or a site manager to 
customize the "sent from" and "reply to" addresses for messages generated at a 
mobile device by a mobile device user. This new feature functionality allows an 

10 ISP to effectively offer "single email address" functionality to their mobile device 
users that have an email address, which is different from the ISP's default domain 
address. For example, a first mobile device user with "single email address" 
user@userscompany . com , can go through ISP's forwarding service over domain 
isp.com where the user has traditionally the email address user@isp.com . In one 

15 embodiment of the present invention, the ISP can activate the domain-massaging 
feature of the redirector receive agent to replace user@isp.com with 
user@usercompanv.com in the "sent from" and "reply to" fields for email 
messages generated (i.e., originally created, or replied from) at the mobile device 
user's mobile device, thereby (1) allowing the user to advantageously use only one 

20 email address when creating messages at either his mobile device or at his 
traditional non-wireless email generation means and (2) making it appear as though 
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Closely related to the domain-massaging feature is the tag line 
customization feature, which as used in this description and in the appended 
claims, is defined as the feature, which allows an ISP to provide a default tag line 
to be appended to all of its mobile device users' messages generated at and sent 
from the mobile device, as well as the user's ability to customize the tag line. 
Preferably, the tag line is appended to the messages after arrival from the wireless 
network such as at the redirector system, but prior to transmission to the intended 
recipient. This advantageously permits over-the-air bandwidth transmission 
savings. For instance, an ISP may wish to have a default tag line which reads, for 
instance, "This mobile message brought to you by http://www.isp com/ " thereby 
creating a sales opportunity at every email message sent by every one of their new 
mobile users. A mobile user can then customize the tag line by, for instance, 
including a signature such as: 

With regards, 
User Name 

tel.: xxx.yyy.zzz xwww 
e-mail: user@isp.com 

FIG. 11 illustrates the steps taken by a redirector receive agent 249 in 
order to accomplish the two features described in the previous paragraphs, namely 
domain-massaging and tag-line customization. In this example, the redirector 
receive agent can be considered to accomplish steps 284, 286, and 288 of the 
redirector program 242 illustrated in FIG. 8, as well as the additional domain- 
massaging and tag line customization features to be described. At step 300, the 

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redirector receive agent is notified that a wireless message is available^ for 
redirection in wireless data item store 248. This step consists of getting the 
message data 310 comprised of a content type, a stream, and a user id. This 
example assumes that the message type is an email message originated from the 

5 user's mobile device 220. At the next step 320, the user id 312 obtained in step 
300 is used as a key to obtain a user record 330 from the user information 
database 254. At step 340, site id 332 obtained in step 320 is used as a key to 
obtain site information record 350 from the site information database 255. Step 
^00, comprised of steps 410,420, 430 and 440, sets the user's email address upon 

10 the condition of the site information record 350 having a blank domain name. If 
the domain name is blank, the SMTP address found in the user record 330 is used 
as the email address. If a domain name is found in site record 350, a juxtaposition 
of user name and domain name is utilized as the email address. Step 440 replaces 
the "send from/ reply to" addresses of the message to the email address. 

15 Collectively, step 400 accomplishes the domain-massaging feature. Steps 500, 
comprised of steps 510,520,530 and 540 collectively accomplish the tag-line 
customization. In step 510, the user tag line found in user record 330 is examined. 
If the user tag line is blank, the site tag line found in record 350 is utilized. If the 
user tag line is not blank, it is utilized instead of the site tag line. The utilized tag 

20 line is appended to the message at step 540. Finally, step 288 proceeds to send the 
message to the recipient designated in the message via the Internet, as described in 
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Although not explicitly shown in the drawings, it is considered a variation 
of the present invention that is within the scope of the invention to perform other 
types of automated information substitution in message data items of which two 
examples have been illustrated in the case of domain-massaging and tag line 
5 customization in the redirector receive agent. 

As illustrated in Fig 12, the system 200 advantageously permits at least 
one ISP, such as ISP A 600, to provide wireless redirection for its customer base 
and customized single email address transparency for a plurality of companies, 
such as Company A and Company B, by managing a distinct site for each 
10 company, in this case ISP A site 610, Company A site 612, and Company B site 
614, with corresponding site manager accounts on the redirector system 200. 
Mobile device users associated to each of those sites can configure their email tag 
lines, and their email address obtained by juxtaposing their email name and their 
custom site's domain name, by taking advantage of domain-massaging and tag line 
15 customization respectively, via the web-based user interface 256. 

Continuing with the same example, if ISP A having a corresponding 
messaging host 230 wishes to offer wireless redirection to its base users, the web- 
based site admin page 257 is used to create a site manager account for the ISP by 
the system 200 administrator in the administration information database 259 via 
20 the user interface 257. The 257 interface is also be used to create site manager 
accounts for other sites managed by the ISP, such as Company A or Company B. 
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redirector send and receive agents corresponding to each site. Then the ISP need 
only: a) provide configuration site information to the site info database 255 via the 
web based site information page 253, said site information corresponding to ISP 
site infrastructure such as the IP address of the mail handler 232, associated site 
5 domain name, and the creation of individual mobile device user accounts for its 
mobile device users; and b) add an entry for each of its mobile device users in the 
forward file 238. After the ISP mobile device user accounts 616, 616% 616" are 
created for each site, the ISP mobile device users can update their respective user 
information 254 using the web-based user admin page 256. 

10 To further illustrate this aspect of the present invention, an example is 

provided. ISP A provides wireless redirection service of messages traditionally 
only hosted at and accessed via the ISP to mobile devices assigned to its traditional 
ISP customer base. Some of the ISP customers base comprise of customers with 
customized domain names (i.e., domain.com) wherein the ISP hosts a web site 

15 (i.e., www. domain. com ) and a plurality of email addresses associated with the 
customized domain names (i.e., john@domain.com). Such customers who opt for 
the wireless redirection of their email messages advantageously by virtue of the 
present invention may continue to use their customized email addresses when 
generating and receiving email messages at their mobile device. In this aspect of 

20 the invention, when the systems 200 and 230 are configured for wireless 
redirection of email directed to domain.com, a method for redirecting messages 
between a ISP host system and a mobile data communication device is provided, 
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more mobile device users at the host system; receiving incoming messages directed 
to a first address at the ISP host system from a plurality of message senders; in 
response to the redirection setting, continuously redirecting the incoming messages 
from the ISP host system to the mobile data communication device via a redirector 
host system; receiving outgoing messages generated at the mobile communications 
device at the redirector host system; configuring address information of the 
outgoing messages so that the first address is used as an originating address of the 
outgoing messages; and transmitting the configured outgoing messages to message 
recipients. 

Further still, the present invention provides a method of redirecting data 
items from a server system to a plurality of mobile data communication devices, 
comprising the steps of: providing at least one redirection program at the server 
system; providing a plurality of custom domain subsystems; providing a user 
profile for each of the plurality of custom domain subsystems at the server system, 
wherein the user profiles each associate a particular domain name and user name 
with a particular mobile data communication device; receiving messages generated 
at the mobile data communications device at the server; configuring address 
information of the messages so that the messages appear to have been generated at 
a system hosting the domain name system; and transmitting the configured messages to 
intended message recipients. 

Yet another aspect of the present invention permits a computer system for 
redirecting messages from a mobile data communication device, comprising: a first 
host system operated at a second host system, the second host system operated by 

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an ISP and is capable of sending and receiving messages on behalf of the first host 
system; a redirector component that upon receiving a message generated at the 
mobile data communications device, by a message sender destined for a message 
recipient, configures address information of the received message such that the 

5 received message appears to have been generated at the first host system instead of 
at the mobile data communication device or the second host system. In such a 
system, the first host system has a first domain name associate therewith, and the 
second host system has a second domain name associated therewith. 

Having described in detail the preferred embodiments of the present 
10 invention, including the preferred methods of operation, it is to be understood that 
this operation could be carried out with different elements and steps. This 
preferred embodiment is presented only by way of example and is not meant to 
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What is claimed: 

1 . A method of redirecting data items from a messaging host system to a 
user's mobile device, comprising the steps of: 

5 detecting a new data item for the user at the messaging host system; 

forwarding a copy of the new data item to a redirector host system; 
determining whether the new data item should be redirected from the 
redirector host system to the user's mobile device; and 

if the new data item should be redirected, then packaging the new data item 
10 into an electronic envelope and transmitting the electronic envelope to the user's 
mobile device. 

2. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 

storing the new data item in a user's inbox coupled to the messaging host 

15 system. 

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the detecting step includes the steps of: 
determining whether a new data item has been received at the messaging 

host system for a particular user; and 
20 checking a forwarding file coupled to the messaging host system to 

determine whether the particular user's data items should be redirected to the 
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4. The method of claim 3, wherein the forwarding file includes a list of system 
addresses where the user's data items should be forwarded by the messaging host 
system. 

5 5. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 

forwarding a copy of the new data item to the user's inbox on the 
messaging host system. 

6. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 

10 configuring a set of filtering rules for use by the redirector host system in 

determining whether the new data item should be redirected to the user's mobile 
device; and 

providing an access mechanism that allows the user to remotely configure 
and reconfigure the filtering rules. 

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7. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 

configuring a user profile database for use by the redirector host system in 
determining whether the new data item should be redirected to the user's mobile 
data device; and 

20 providing an access mechanism that allows a system administrator of the 

messaging host system to remotely configure and reconfigure the user profile 
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8. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 
receiving the electronic envelope at the user's mobile device; 
extracting the new data item from the electronic envelope; and > 
storing the new data item within the memory of the mobile device. 

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9. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 

preparing a reply data item at the mobile device that is related to the new 
data item; 

packaging the reply data item into an electronic envelope and transmitting 
10 the electronic envelope to the redirector host system. 



10. The method of claim 9, wherein the electronic envelope is addressed using 
the electronic address of the redirector host system. 

15 11. The method of claim 10, further comprising the steps of: 

extracting the reply data item from the electronic envelope at the redirector 
host system; reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the 

reply data item; and 

transmitting the reconfigured reply data item to the messaging host system. 

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12. The method of claim 1 1, further comprising the steps of: 

receiving the reconfigured reply data item at the messaging host system; 

and 

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storing the reply data item in a user's inbox coupled to the messaging host 

system. 



13. The method of claim 10, further comprising the steps of: 
5 extracting the reply data item from the electronic envelope at the redirector 

host system; 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the reply data 
item; and 

transmitting the reconfigured reply data item to a destination system using 
10 an electronic address included in the reply data item. 



14. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of: 

providing the user's mobile device with an interface to a wireless data 
network; 

15 forwarding the electronic envelope from the redirector host system to a 

wireless gateway system; and 

transmitting the electronic envelope from the wireless gateway system to 
the user's mobile device using the wireless data network. 



20 15. The method of claim 1, further comprising the step of: 

transmitting a deactivation message from the user to the redirector host 
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upon receiving the deactivation message, prohibiting the redirection of data 
items for the user sending the deactivation message. 



16. The method of claim 1, wherein the determining step includes the steps of: 
5 accessing a user profile database including a list of authorized users; and 

checking whether the user associated with the new data item is an 
authorized user to determine whether the new data item should be redirected to the 
user's mobile device. 

10 17. The method of claim 1, wherein the determining step includes the steps of: 
accessing a filter rules database including a list of filters to be applied to 

data items for a particular user; and 

applying the filters to the new data item to determine whether the new data 

item should be redirected to the user's mobile device. 

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18. The method of claim 1, wherein the packaging step includes the step of 
addressing the electronic envelope using the electronic address of the user's mobile 
device. 

19. The method of claim 1, wherein the data items are E-mail messages, and 
20 the messaging host system is an E-mail host system. 

20. The method of claim 1, wherein the user's mobile device is a laptop 
computer. 

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21 . The method of claim 1, wherein the user's mobile device is a two-way 
paging computer. 

5 22. The method of claim 21, wherein the two-way paging computer includes a 
wireless network interface for communicating with the redirector host system via a 
wireless data network. 

23. The method of claim 22, wherein the redirector host system is coupled to 
10 the wireless data network via a wireless gateway system. 

24. The method of claim 23, wherein the electronic envelope is addressed using 
the wireless data network address of the two-way paging computer. 

15 25. The method of claim 1, wherein the messaging host system is an Internet 
Service Provider. 

26. The method of claim 25, wherein the data items are E-mail messages, and 
the Internet Service Provider includes a mail server program. 

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27. The method of claim 26, wherein the Internet Service Provider further 
includes a forwarding database coupled to the mail server program for detecting 
whether a new data item received at the mail server should be forwarded to a 

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redirector host system, and for determining the electronic address of that redirector 
host system. 



28. The method of claim 1, wherein the messaging host system and the 
5 redirector host system are coupled via the Internet. 

29. The method of claim 6, wherein the access mechanism for remotely 
configuring and reconfiguring the filtering rules is a web-page interface. 

10 30. The method of claim 7, wherein the access mechanism for remotely 

configuring and reconfiguring the user profile database is a web-page interface. 

3 1 . The method of claim 1 , further comprising the steps of: 

configuring a user profile database for use by the redirector host system in 
15 determining whether the new data item should be redirected to the user's mobile 
data device; and 

storing, within the user profile database, the electronic address of the user's 
mobile device. 

20 32. The method of claim 31, further comprising the steps of: 

storing, within the user profile database, information regarding the type and 
configuration of the user's mobile device. 

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33. The method of claim 1, wherein the packaging step further includes tfie^ 
steps of: 

converting the new data item into a compressed format; and 
placing the compressed new data item into an electronic envelope that is 
5 addressed using the electronic address of the user's mobile device. 



34. A method of redirecting E-mail messages from a messaging host system to 
a user's wireless mobile device, comprising the steps of: 

detecting an E-mail message for the user at the messaging host system; 
10 forwarding a copy of the E-mail message from the messaging host system 

to a wireless redirector host system; 

receiving the forwarded E-mail message at the wireless redirector host 
system and applying a set of user-defined filtering rules that determine whether or 
not to redirect the E-mail to the user's wireless mobile device via a wireless 
15 network coupled to the wireless redirector host system; and 

if the filtering rules determine that the E-mail message is of the type that 
should be redirected, then redirecting the E-mail to the user's wireless mobile 
device by packaging the E-mail message in an electronic envelope that includes the 
wireless network address of the user's wireless mobile device. 

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35. The method of claim 34, further comprising the steps of: 

providing a filter rules database for storing the user-defined filter rules; and 



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providing an interface mechanism to the filter rules database through which 
the user may define and re-define the filtering rules 



36. The method of claim 35, wherein the interface mechanism is a web page 
5 interface. 

37. The method of claim 36, wherein the web page interface includes an 
activation/deactivation switch for turning on/off the operation of the wireless 
redirector host system for a particular user. 

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38. The method of claim 34, further comprising the step of: 

accessing a user profile database coupled to the wireless redirector host 
system to verify that the user associated with the E-mail message is an authorized 
user. 

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39. The method of claim 38, further comprising the step of: 

providing an access mechanism that allows a system administrator of the 
messaging host system to remotely configure and reconfigure the user profile 
database. 

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40. The method of claim 34, wherein the messaging host system is an Internet 
Service Provider (ISP). 

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41. The method of claim 40, wherein the ISP and the wireless redirector host 
system communicate via the Internet. 



42. The method of claim 34, wherein the wireless redirector host system and 

5 the wireless mobile device communicate through a wireless gateway system and a 
wireless communication network. 

43 . A system for redirecting data items from a network to a user's wireless 
mobile device, comprising: 

10 a messaging host system coupled to the network for receiving data items 

associated with a particular user and for forwarding the received data items to a 
predetermined address on the network; and 

a redirector host system associated with the predetermined address for 
receiving the forwarded data items from the messaging host system and for 

15 redirecting those data items to the user's wireless mobile device. 

44. The system of claim 43, wherein the network is the Internet. 

45. The system of claim 43, wherein the messaging host system further 
20 includes: 

a sendmail program for receiving and transmitting user data items; and 



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a forwarding file containing a list of authorized user's of the system, and 
the predetermined address to which the messaging host system will forward each 
user's data items. 

46. The system of claim 45, wherein the messaging host system further 
includes a local data store for storing the data items of user's having accounts on 
the messaging host system. 

47. The system of claim 43, wherein the redirector host system further 
includes: 

a redirector software program for determining whether certain data items 
should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile device; 

a filter rules database containing filtering rules to apply to the received data 
items for a particular user; and 

a user profile database containing a list of authorized users. 

48. The system of claim 47, wherein the redirector host system further includes 
a wireless data store for storing the forwarded data items. 

49. The system of claim 43, wherein the data items are E-mail messages and 
the messaging host system is an E-mail server. 

50. The system of claim 43, further comprising: 

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a wireless gateway system coupled to the redirector host system and a 
wireless data network for receiving the redirected data items and for transmitting 
those data items to the user's wireless mobile device via the wireless data network. 

5 51. The system of claim 43, further comprising: 

a filter rules database containing filtering rules to apply to the data items 
forwarded to the redirector host system, the filtering rules setting forth a list of 
data item characteristics that determine whether the redirector host system will 
redirect the data item. 

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52. The system of claim 51, further comprising: 

an interface document coupled to the filter rules database for enabling the 
remote configuration of the filtering rules for a particular user. 

15 53. The system of claim 52, wherein the interface document is a web page. 

54. A method of operating a host system configured to redirect E-mail 
messages from the Internet to a user's wireless mobile device, comprising the steps 
of: 

20 receiving an E-mail message from the Internet for a particular user; 

accessing a user profile database to determine whether the particular user is 
an authorized user of the host system; 

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if the user is an authorized user, then accessing a filter rules database to 
apply a set of user-defined filtering rules to the E-mail message that dictate 
whether the E-mail message is the type of message that the user wants to have 
redirected to its wireless mobile device; and 

5 if the E-mail message clears the filtering rules, then repackaging the E-mail 

message into an electronic envelope including the address of the user's wireless 
mobile device and forwarding the electronic envelope to a wireless gateway system 
for transmission onto a wireless data network associated with the user's wireless 
mobile device. 

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55 . A method of redirecting data items between a server system and a plurality of 
mobile data communication devices, comprising the steps of: 

providing at least one redirection program at the server system; 

providing a plurality of custom domain subsystems; 
15 providing a user profile for each of the plurality of custom domain 

subsystems at the server system, wherein the user profiles each associate a 
particular domain name and user name with a particular mobile data 
communication device; 

receiving messages generated at the mobile data communications device at 
20 the server; 

configuring address information of the messages so that the messages 
appear to have been generated at a system hosting the domain name system; and, 

transmitting the configured messages to intended message recipients. 



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5 56. A computer system for redirecting messages from a mobile data 
communication device, comprising: 

a first host system operated at a second host system, the second host 
system operated by an ISP and is capable of sending and receiving messages on 
behalf of the first host system; 

10 a redirector component that upon receiving a message generated at the 

mobile data communications device, by a message sender destined for a 
message recipient, configures address information of the received message 
such that the received message appears to have been generated at the first host 
system instead of at the mobile data communication device or the second host 

15 system. 

57. A system as claimed in claim 56, wherein the first host system has a first 
domain name associate therewith, and the second host system has a second domain 
name associated therewith. 

20 

58. A method for redirecting messages between a ISP host system and a plurality 
of mobile data communication devices is provided, the method comprising the 
steps of: 



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configuring redirection settings for one or more mobile device users lit the 
host system; 

receiving incoming messages directed to a first address at the ISP host 
system from a plurality of message senders; 
5 in response to the redirection setting, continuously redirecting the incoming 

messages from the ISP host system to the mobile data communication device via a 
redirector host system; 

receiving outgoing messages generated at the mobile communications 
device at the redirector host system; 
10 configuring address information of the outgoing messages so that the first 

address is used as an originating address of the outgoing messages; and, 

transmitting the configured outgoing messages to message recipients. 

59. A method of redirecting electronic data items from a host system 
15 associated with a user to the user's mobile data communication device, comprising 
the steps of: 

configuring an external redirection event at the host system, wherein the 
external redirection event is the host system sensing whether the user is in the 
physical vicinity of the host system; 
20 receiving electronic data items at the host system; and 

if the host system senses that the user is not in the physical vicinity of the 
host system, then continuously redirecting the received data items to the user's 

70 



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mobile data communication device until the host system senses that the user is in 
the vicinity of the host system. 



60. A method as claimed in claim 59, wherein the sensing is achieved by a heat 
sensor detecting a lack of heat presence emitted by the user. 

61. A method as claimed in claim 59, wherein the sensing is achieved by a motion 
sensor detecting a lack of motion by the user. 

62. A method as claimed in claim 59, wherein the sensing is achieved by removal 
of the mobile device from a mobile device cradle used by the user to locally 
synchronize information stored by at the mobile device and the host system. 



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(12) INTERNATIONAL APrf^VriON PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT oBPpERATION TREATY (PCT) 



(19) World Intellectual Property Organization 

IntemationaJ Bureau 

(43) International Publication Date 
29 March 2001 (29.03.2001) 




PCT 



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(10) International Publication Number 

WO 01/22669 Al 



(51) International Patent Classification 7 : H04L 12/58 

(21) International Application Number: PCT/CA00/01108 

(22) International Filing Date: 

25 September 2000 (25.09.2000) 



(25) Filing Language: 

(26) Publication Language: 



English 
English 



(30) Priority Data: 

09/401,868 23 September 1999 (23.09.1999) US 

(71) Applicant (for all designated States except US): RE- 
SEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED [CA/CA]; 295 Phillip 
Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3W8 (CA). 

(72) Inventors; and 

(75) Inventors/Applicants (for US only): GILHULY, Barry, 

J. [CA/CA]; 349 Meadowvale Place, Waterloo, Ontario 
N2K 3P8 (CA). VAN, Ngoc, Ann [CA/CA]; 4 King George 



Road, Brantford, Ontario N3R 5J7 (CA). RAHN, Steven, 
M. [CA/CA]; 113 Water Street, Elora, Ontario NOB ISO 
(CA). MOUSSEAU, Gary, P. [CA/CA]; 493 Heatherhill 
Place, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 1H7 (CA). LAZARIDIS, 
Mihal [CA/CA]; 263 Carrington PL, Waterloo, Ontario 
N2J 2K1 (CA). 

(74) Agent: PERRY, Stephen, J.; sim & McBurney, 6th Floor, 
330 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R7 (CA). 

(81) Designated States (national): AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, 
AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, 
DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FT, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, 
HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, 
LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, 
NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, 
TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW. 

(84) Designated States (regional): ARIPO patent (GH, GM, 
KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW), Eurasian 
patent (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM), European 
patent (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, 
IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE), OAPI patent (BF, BJ, CF, CG, 
CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG). 

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(54) Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PUSHING INFORMATION FROM A HOST SYSTEM TO A MOBILE DATA COM- 
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(57) Abstract: A system and method for pushing information from a host system to a mobile data communication device upon 
sensing a triggering event is disclosed. A redirector program operating at the host system enables a user to continuously redirect 
certain user-selected data items from the host system to the user's mobile data communication device upon detecting that one or more 
user-defined triggering events has occurred. The redirector program operates in connection with event-generating applications and 
repackaging systems at the host system to configure and detect a particular user-defined event, and then to repackage the user-selected 
data items in an electronic wrapper prior to pushing the data items to the mobile device. 



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