US Patent No. 9,554,235

IDENTIFIYING ONE OR MORE CARGO DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 9,554,235
Issue Date January 24, 2017
Title Identifiying One Or More Cargo Devices For Communication
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. 9,554,235

12. A computer implemented method of connecting a cargo device to a long-range interface, the method comprising:
establishing, by cargo devices, a mesh network over short-range channel interfaces;
calculating, by the cargo devices, metrics that are communicated to a hardware controller; and
receiving, by the cargo devices, identities of one or more cargo devices that are suitable for communicating to the hardware
controller over long-range interfaces such that the identified one or more cargo devices receive logistic information from
all other cargo devices in the mesh network for transmission to the hardware controller.