US Patent No. 10,659,589

AUTOMATIC DEVICE PAIRING


Patent No. 10,659,589
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Automatic Device Pairing
Inventorship Joy Gilbert Jeganathan, Longmont, CO (US)
Tejas Mistry, Sammamish, WA (US)
Justin Coppin, Windsor, CO (US)
Alain Michaud, Quebec (CA)
Assignee Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,659,589

1. A system, comprising:a device and a companion device; the companion device having a display and configured to communicate in accordance with a wireless protocol;
the device configured to transmit proximity information to the companion device when proximate to the display and configured to supply wireless protocol identification information with the proximity information as a modulated signal, the wireless protocol identification information comprising an identifier of the device other than a wireless protocol address of the device; and,
the companion device configured to isolate the wireless protocol identification information from the proximity information and configured to pair with the device over the wireless protocol by deriving the wireless protocol address using the wireless protocol identification information from the modulated signal.