US Patent No. 10,716,088

LOCATION DETERMINATION OF INTERNET-OF-THINGS DEVICES BASED ON ACCESS POINT EMULATION


Patent No. 10,716,088
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Location Determination Of Internet-of-things Devices Based On Access Point Emulation
Inventorship David Gordon Marten, Sachse, TX (US)
Rick McConney, Plano, TX (US)
Steven Martin, Plano, TX (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,088

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving first data broadcast by a first device that does not function as a first access point device, wherein the first data causes a second device to identify the first device as the first access point device, and wherein the second device communicates the first data to the first device in response to the second device identifying the first device as the first access point device;
receiving a location of the second device, wherein the location of the second device corresponds to a time concurrent with the second device identifying the first device as the first access point device; and
assigning, in a location database, the location of the second device to the first device.