US Patent No. 10,204,073

MANAGING ACTIONS OF A NETWORK DEVICE BASED ON POLICY SETTINGS CORRESPONDING TO A REMOVABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 10,204,073
Issue Date February 12, 2019
Title Managing Actions Of A Network Device Based On Policy Settings Corresponding To A Removable Wireless Communication Device
Inventorship Alex Wing Hong Chan, Hong Kong (HK)
Wan Chun Leung, Hong Kong (HK)
Ho Ming Chan, Hong Kong (HK)
Patrick Ho Wai Sung, Hong Kong (HK)
Assignee PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Hong Kong (HK)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,204,073

1. A method for configuring a network device according to the identity of a plurality of removable wireless communications devices (RWCDs), the method comprising the steps of:(a) determining the identities of the plurality of RWCDS, wherein identities are based on one or more of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), Media Access Control (MAC) address, a telephone number, a user account, and a user profile;
(b) determining whether the network device is capable of using the plurality of RWCDs;
(c) retrieving policy settings from an authorized party or a storage medium of the network device according to the identities of the plurality of RWCDs;
(d) determining whether there are conflicts among groups of the policy settings;
(e) determining priorities of groups of the policy settings when there are conflicts among the groups of the policy settings; wherein the priorities of the groups of the policy settings are based on at least one of the following: information retrieved from the authorized party, physical positions of the plurality of RWCDs at the network device, pre-determined settings inputted into the storage medium, chronological order in which the plurality of RWCDs were connected with the network device, and the identities of the plurality of RWCDs; and
(f) configuring the network device according to at least one of the groups of the policy settings;wherein the plurality of RWCDs are plugged to the network device; andwherein the network device provides wireless wide area network (WAN) connectivity through the plurality of RWCDs.