US 10,512,032 B2
Geographical radio availability as a service
Stuart Alexander Jacobson, San Francisco, CA (US); and Vimal Bhalodia, East Hanover, NJ (US)
Assigned to InstrumentMail, LLC, San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed by InstrumentMail, LLC, San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/841,437.
Prior Publication US 2017/0064562 A1, Mar. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01); H04W 16/18 (2009.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 48/16 (2013.01) [H04W 16/18 (2013.01); H04W 64/00 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a device embedded in the system, the device comprising:
a processor;
a radio;
a memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the device to:
determine the device's location within a specific area responsive to the device being within the specific area;
configure, in response to the device being within the specific area, a first antenna coupled to the radio to send and receive data over a wireless link;
send information, to a server, related to the device's location via the first antenna over the wireless link;
receive, from the server, configuration data over the wireless link, the configuration data created in response to the device's location being within the specific area and created based on the device's location being within the specific area;
configure, in response to the device's location being within the specific area and based on the device's location being within the specific area, a second antenna coupled to the radio to send and receive data over a short-range wireless network using the configuration data; and
receive, via the second antenna over the short-range wireless network, data from one or more connected devices, the data including locations of the one or more connected devices in proximity to the device's location estimated by the one or more connected devices.