US 9,813,171 B1
Satellite radio transfer method
Michael Fabery, Clay, NY (US)
Assigned to United Radio, Inc., East Syracuse, NY (US)
Filed by United Radio, Inc., East Syracuse, NY (US)
Filed on Jul. 1, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/200,827.
Int. Cl. G06Q 30/06 (2012.01); G06Q 10/02 (2012.01); H04H 20/22 (2008.01)
CPC H04H 20/22 (2013.01) 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for changing a first satellite radio receiver, comprising a first electronic serial number, associated with a vehicle to a new satellite radio receiver, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving a request from a vehicle dealership to change a first satellite radio receiver associated with a vehicle to a new satellite radio receiver;
selecting a new satellite radio receiver to be added to the vehicle, the new satellite radio receiver comprising an electronic serial number specific to the new satellite radio receiver;
automatically establishing, by a transfer program, a communications link with a radio provider;
automatically communicating, to the radio provider by the transfer program via the communications link, a request to associate with the vehicle, the electronic serial number specific to the new satellite radio receiver;
automatically confirming, with the radio provider via the communications link, that the new electronic serial number specific to the new satellite radio receiver has successfully been associated with the vehicle, wherein both the first electronic serial number of the first satellite radio receiver and the electronic serial number of the new satellite radio receiver are temporarily associated with the vehicle at the same time; and
removing, after confirming that the electronic serial number of the new satellite radio receiver is associated with the vehicle, the first electronic serial number of the first satellite radio receiver from an association with the vehicle.