US Patent No. 9,866,308

COMPOSITE WIFI AND ACOUSTIC SPATIAL DIAGNOSTICS FOR SMART HOME MANAGEMENT


Patent No. 9,866,308
Issue Date January 09, 2018
Title Composite Wifi And Acoustic Spatial Diagnostics For Smart Home Management
Inventorship Aykut Bultan, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Narayanan Bharath, Mountain House, CA (US)
Sam Heidari, Los Altos Hills, CA (US)
Hossein Dehghan, Diablo, CA (US)
Assignee Quantenna Communications, Inc., Fremont, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,866,308

1. A wireless transceiver for wireless communications on a wireless local area network (WLAN); and the wireless transceiver
comprising:
a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) array of antennas;
a plurality of components coupled to one another to form transmit and receive paths coupled to the array of antennas for processing
wireless communications;

an array of microphones
a composite spatial diagnostic circuit coupled to array of antennas via the plurality of components and to the array of microphones
to successively sample respectively a WiFi environment and an acoustic environment surrounding the wireless transceiver and
to determine from each set of WiFi and acoustic samples a composite spatial map of at least one of humans or wireless transceivers
within the surrounding environment; and

a rule execution circuit coupled to the composite spatial diagnostic circuit to execute an action proscribed by a selected
rule when a related portion of the composite spatial map sampled by the composite spatial diagnostic circuit exhibits a correlation
above a threshold amount with a spatial context condition associated with the selected rule.