US Patent No. 10,511,957

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF CONFIGURING ELECTRONIC DEVICES


Patent No. 10,511,957
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Methods And Systems Of Configuring Electronic Devices
Inventorship Ushasree Kode, Mountain View, CA (US)
Nishit Shah, Mountain View, CA (US)
Ibrahim Damlaj, Mountain View, CA (US)
Michal Levin, Mountain View, CA (US)
Thomas Weedon Hume, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,511,957

1. A method of configuring a new device, the method comprising:receiving, by an existing device that is configured with one or more settings, one or more instructions from a user inputted into a search engine application resident on the existing device, the one or more instructions being configured to set up a new device that has not yet been configured with the one or more settings of the existing device, wherein the one or more settings comprise one or more device configurations of the existing device and one or more access credentials associated with an existing wireless network connection between the existing device and a service provider electronic device, the one or more device configurations including a home screen configuration;
in response to receiving the one or more instructions, scanning for and detecting, by a short range communication receiver of the existing device, a presence of the new device, the presence of the new device detected by detecting a short-range broadcast signal transmitted by the new device within a communication range of the short range communication receiver; and
in response to detecting the presence of the new device, transmitting, by the existing device via a short range communication link, at least a portion of the one or more device configurations of the existing device and at least a portion of the one or more access credentials associated with the existing wireless network connection between the existing device and the service provider electronic device directly to the new device to enable the new device to automatically configure itself and a new wireless network connection between the new device and the service provider electronic device with the same one or more settings as the existing device without requiring the user to provide credentials to the new device, the same one or more settings including the at least a portion of the one or more device configurations of the existing device and the at least a portion of the one or more access credentials associated with the existing wireless network connection between the existing device and the service provider electronic device.