US Patent No. 10,142,959

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING AN ACCESS POINT MODEL


Patent No. 10,142,959
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title System And Method For Updating An Access Point Model
Inventorship Isaac Richard Taylor, Mountain View, CA (US)
Mohammed Waleed Kadous, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,142,959

1. A method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, that a wireless access point model does not meet a predetermined quality threshold for a set of stored wireless access point data;
in response to determining that the wireless access point model does not meet the predetermined quality threshold, identifying, by the one or more processors, a given wireless access point associated with the wireless access point model;
generating, by the one or more processors, a request for current scan information of the given wireless access point, the request for current scan information including an inducement for travel to a location within a wireless communication range of the given wireless access point;
transmitting the request to one or more mobile communication devices not currently within the wireless communication range, the request requesting each mobile communication device to travel within the wireless communication range of the given wireless access point to collect the current scan information;
verifying, by the one or more processors, that at least one of the one or more mobile communication devices has traveled within the wireless communication range of the given wireless access point to collect the current scan information in response to the transmitted request;
receiving, by the one or more processors, the current scan information from the verified at least one mobile communication device;
in response to receiving, by the one or more processors, the current scan information, providing, by the one or more processors, the inducement to the at least one of the one or more mobile communication devices for redemption; and
modifying, by the one or more processors, the wireless access point model in accordance with the received current scan information by updating the set of stored wireless access point data.