US Patent No. 9,154,976

MESH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY


Patent No. 9,154,976
Issue Date October 06, 2015
Title Mesh Wireless Connectivity
Inventorship Geoffrey Scott Martin, Overland Park, KS (US)
Michael Philip Dougan, Leawood, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,154,976

1. One or more non-transitory computer-storage media storing computer-usable instructions that, when executed by a processor,
perform a computer-implemented method of connecting a wireless device to a wireless network, the method comprising:
specifying a plurality of communication metrics for a group of wireless devices;
establishing thresholds for each of the communication metrics;
receiving the specified plurality of communication metrics from each wireless device in the group of wireless devices;
tallying the achieved thresholds for each wireless device in the group of wireless devices, wherein each of the communication
metrics have an associated value and the achieved thresholds are based on a comparison of the associated values and the thresholds;
and

identifying a suitable communication device among the group of wireless devices based on the largest tallied count of the
achieved thresholds from the group of wireless devices, wherein the suitable communication device connects to the wireless
network.