US Patent No. 10,512,058

ACCESS POINT ASSOCIATION AND TRACKING OF PHYSICAL ADDRESSES


Patent No. 10,512,058
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Access Point Association And Tracking Of Physical Addresses
Inventorship Amer A. Hassan, Kirkland, WA (US)
Richard James Cole, Woodinville, WA (US)
Michael J. Davis, Seattle, WA (US)
Assignee Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,058

1. A system adapted for tracking device and access point geographic locations, the system comprising:at least one hardware processor; and
at least one memory device, including instructions, which when executed, cause the hardware processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a device, access point identification information, wherein the access point identification information identifies an access point of a wireless network that the device is connected to, and wherein the access point identification information is communicated to the system from the device via network connectivity provided by the wireless network;
validating, in a list of geographically associated wireless networks, the access point identification information;
generating an indication of an assigned geographic location corresponding to the access point;
communicating the indication of the assigned geographic location to the device; and
facilitating a communication session with the device using a communications service, based on use of the indication of the assigned geographic location by the device, to enable the communication session to become associated with the assigned geographic location in the communications service, wherein data for the communication session is transmitted between the communications service and the device using the wireless network and the network connectivity.