US Patent No. 9,313,176

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION PATH


Patent No. 9,313,176
Issue Date April 12, 2016
Title System And Method For Establishing A Secure Wireless Communication Path
Inventorship Frederick C. Rogers, Olathe, KS (US)
Jeremy R. Breau, Leawood, KS (US)
Salvador Cerda, Jr., Peculiar, MO (US)
Gene S. Mitchell, Blue Springs, MO (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,313,176

1. A communication switch comprising:
a plurality of communication ports configured to connect to a plurality of devices;
a wireless interface configured to establish a wireless link to a network;
a processing system configured to initiate a secure path to a control node over the wireless link, exchange communications
with ones of the devices that are connected to the communication ports, and exchange the communications over the secure path
with the control node; and

the processing system is further configured to determine if a software update is available for the connected devices, and
if the software update is available, to transfer the software update to the connected devices through the communication ports.