US Patent No. 10,117,214

TRIGGERING AN ACTION BASED ON DEVICE PRESENCE


Patent No. 10,117,214
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Triggering An Action Based On Device Presence
Inventorship Mark Douglas Peden, Olathe, KS (US)
Simon Youngs, Overland Park, KS (US)
Thomas Michael Koch, Olathe, KS (US)
Raymond Emilio Reeves, Oviedo, FL (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,214

1. A method for causing an action to be triggered based on detecting a presence of one or more user devices, the method comprising:detecting, by at least one sensor, one or more wireless signals from at least one mobile device in a target area;
aggregating, by a location server communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, two or more wireless signals corresponding to the target area;
determining that an aggregate signal strength corresponding to the detected wireless signals exceeds a predetermined threshold for signal strength in the target area;
determining a user device density profile for the target area, wherein the density profile is a function of one or more user devices and the aggregate signal strength for the target area; and
triggering, by the location server communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, an action corresponding to the target area based on the user device density profile.