US Patent No. 10,143,023

TETHERING PARAMETERS FOR A TETHERING CONNECTION


Patent No. 10,143,023
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Tethering Parameters For A Tethering Connection
Inventorship Amer A. Hassan, Kirkland, WA (US)
Paul William Alexander Mitchell, Seattle, WA (US)
Paul W. Garnett, Albany, NY (US)
Shadi Mahassel, London (GB)
Pascal F. Menezes, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assignee Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,023

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a tethering query at a tethering service based on a tethering request from a requesting device to establish a tethered connection to a host device;
ascertaining a location of the host device;
selecting one or more wireless channels available at the location of the host device to assign to the host device for wireless data communication;
communicating a tethering response for receipt by the host device that indicates the selected one or more wireless channels for establishing the tethered connection;
ascertaining an updated location of the host device in response to a change in the location of the host device;
selecting one or more new wireless channels available at the updated location of the host device to assign to the host device for wireless data communication; and
communicating an updated tethering response for receipt by the host device that indicates the selected one or more new wireless channels for the tethered connection.