US Patent No. 10,694,565

USING PERIPHERAL IOT DEVICES TO IDENTIFY PRIMARY DEVICE REPLACEMENTS


Patent No. 10,694,565
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Using Peripheral Iot Devices To Identify Primary Device Replacements
Inventorship Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Baltimore, MD (US)
Jeremy A. Greenberger, Raleigh, NC (US)
Zachary M. Greenberger, Raleigh, NC (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,565

1. A method, said method comprising:determining, by a computing device, that a mobile application has been downloaded onto a first primary portable communication device of a user, wherein paired devices are the first primary portable communication device paired to a secondary portable communication device;
receiving, by the computing device, an acknowledgment by the user of a notification enabled by the mobile application, the notification being received by the first primary portable communication device and shared with the secondary portable communication device, wherein the acknowledgment includes device identifications of the paired devices; and
storing, by the computing device into a memory of the computing device and in response to the acknowledgment, the device identifications of the paired devices.