US Patent No. 9,872,240

NETWORK DEVICE SOURCE ENTITY TRIGGERED DEVICE CONFIGURATION SETUP


Patent No. 9,872,240
Issue Date January 16, 2018
Title Network Device Source Entity Triggered Device Configuration Setup
Inventorship Ryan Yong Kim, Rolling Hills Estates, CA (US)
EuChong Son, Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
Assignee BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC., Playa Vista, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,872,240

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, at an established network device on a network, a communication including an indication that a new network device
has been acquired by a user, wherein the new network device is associated with the user and the network;

receiving a communication including new network device data, the new network device data including identification information
associated with a new network device and a request for the new network device to join the network;

generating and transmitting an authorization query, the authorization query including the identification information associated
with the new network device and a new request to authorize the new network device to join the network;

receiving a response to the authorization query, the response including an indication that the new network device is authorized
to join the network; and

transmitting network credentials to the new network device, wherein the network credentials facilitate the new network device
joining the network, and wherein the new network device joins the network using the network credentials.