US Patent No. 10,143,030

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IMPROVE A NETWORK CONNECTION VIA A CONNECTED VEHICLE


Patent No. 10,143,030
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Methods And Apparatus To Improve A Network Connection Via A Connected Vehicle
Inventorship Iftekhar Alam, Atlanta, GA (US)
Patrick Mascarenhas, Marietta, GA (US)
Ming-Ju Ho, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,030

1. A cellular-enabled device, comprising:a processor; and
memory to store machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including:
establishing a first connection relationship to a cellular-enabled vehicle using a short distance radio frequency protocol; and
when the cellular-enabled device is located within a range of the cellular-enabled vehicle:
establishing a first connection to the cellular-enabled vehicle using the short distance radio frequency protocol, the first connection based on the first connection relationship;
in response to receiving a registration request from the cellular-enabled vehicle, sending a registration message including a subscriber identifier to the cellular-enabled vehicle;
in response to receiving a request to end a second connection to a cellular network, detaching from the cellular network; and
routing first cellular data associated with the cellular-enabled device between the cellular network and the cellular-enabled device via the cellular-enabled vehicle.