US Patent No. 10,772,147

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTION ATTEMPT FAILURE AVOIDANCE WITH A WIRELESS NETWORK


Patent No. 10,772,147
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Methods And Apparatus For Connection Attempt Failure Avoidance With A Wireless Network
Inventorship Dibyendu Chatterjee, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,147

1. An apparatus to attempt to establish a connection with a wireless network, the apparatus comprising:a location determiner to determine a location of the apparatus as being within a first zone;
a frequency determiner to determine a frequency at which retry attempts to establish a connection with a wireless network are to be made based on the location of the apparatus in the first zone and a first probability of connecting to the wireless network;
a wireless communicator; and
a connection processor to cause the wireless communicator to attempt to establish the connection with the wireless network, and, in response to a failure to establish the connection with the wireless network:
(1) store an indication of the failure to establish the connection and the location of the apparatus;
(2) select a second zone adjacent to the first zone and having a second probability of connecting to the wireless network greater than the first probability of connecting to the wireless network;
(3) in response to determining that a difference between the second probability and the first probability is not greater than a threshold difference, select a third zone adjacent to the second zone and having a third probability of connecting to the wireless network greater than the first probability plus the threshold difference;
(4) calculate an estimated amount of time until the apparatus will enter the third zone, the estimated amount of time based on the location of the apparatus and a speed and direction of movement of the apparatus; and
(5) wait an amount of time based on at least one of the estimated amount of time or the frequency.