US 10,368,315 B2
User-defined coverage of media-player devices on online social networks
Mateusz Marek Niewczas, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assigned to Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed by Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 19, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/925,616.
Application 15/925,616 is a continuation of application No. 15/240,910, filed on Aug. 18, 2016, granted, now 9,924,470.
Application 15/240,910 is a continuation of application No. 14/836,245, filed on Aug. 26, 2015, granted, now 9,425,869, issued on Aug. 3, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0220376 A1, Aug. 2, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 52/18 (2009.01); H04W 52/28 (2009.01); H04B 7/04 (2017.01); H04W 52/42 (2009.01); H04B 17/12 (2015.01); H04B 17/318 (2015.01); H04B 7/06 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 52/36 (2009.01); H04B 17/10 (2015.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 72/00 (2009.01); H04W 72/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 52/18 (2013.01) [H04B 7/04 (2013.01); H04B 7/06 (2013.01); H04B 17/12 (2015.01); H04B 17/318 (2015.01); H04W 52/283 (2013.01); H04W 52/42 (2013.01); H04W 72/0473 (2013.01); H04B 17/102 (2015.01); H04L 67/306 (2013.01); H04W 52/367 (2013.01); H04W 72/005 (2013.01); H04W 72/02 (2013.01); H04W 72/0413 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method comprising, by a media-player device:
detecting, by the media-player device, that a client system of a user is within a wireless communication range of the media-player device, wherein the media-player device comprises a plurality of antennas;
broadcasting, from the media-player device, an authentication key for the user of the client system;
registering, by the media-player device, the user to the media-player device based on the authentication key being verified by the client system; and
receiving, from the client system, instructions to adjust a power level of each of the plurality of antennas, the instructions being determined based on broadcast signals received at the client system and on a respective position of the client system associated with each received broadcast signal, wherein the respective position of the client system is determined with respect to a position of the media-player device.