US 11,882,627 B2
Contextually aware, smart IP address
Richard Pilock, Melbourne, FL (US); Blane Rockafellow, Raleigh, NC (US); Bryan S. Trainum, Williamsburg, VA (US); Brian Rudloff, Satellite Beach, FL (US); Michael Spencer Toedtli, Chapel Hill, NC (US); and Thomas Dale Gahagen, Holly Springs, NC (US)
Assigned to SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, Morrisville, NC (US)
Filed by SMARTSKY NETWORKS, LLC, Morrisville, NC (US)
Filed on Jun. 9, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/836,533.
Application 17/836,533 is a continuation of application No. 16/972,374, granted, now 11,388,587, previously published as PCT/US2019/035338, filed on Jun. 4, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/680,152, filed on Jun. 4, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2022/0312193 A1, Sep. 29, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 8/26 (2009.01); H04W 4/42 (2018.01); H04B 7/185 (2006.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01); H04W 36/32 (2009.01); H04W 84/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 8/26 (2013.01) [H04B 7/18506 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 4/42 (2018.02); H04W 36/32 (2013.01); H04W 84/005 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A system comprising:
a plurality of communication assets;
a network configured to provide a connection point for each of the communication assets to communicate with one or more content servers to provide requests to the content servers and receive responses from the content servers; and
a context awareness engine operably coupled to the network,
wherein the context awareness engine is configured to provide a context update to a particular content server responsive to a context update request from the particular content server,
wherein the context update request is generated responsive to receipt of a source internet protocol (IP) address from a communication device,
wherein the source IP address is one of a plurality of smart IP addresses provided in advance to the content server to indicate that each communication device associated with one of the smart IP addresses is an asset that has a dynamic geographic location, and
wherein the context update comprises a determination of a current location or destination of the asset.