Patents by Inventor Christopher R. Purcell

Christopher R. Purcell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230308921
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing system can perform crowd sourced access point mapping using privacy preserving techniques. For example, a server device can receive access point data reports from multiple user devices that includes various attributes and/or measurements with respect to access points with which the user devices have established connections. The access point data reports can be delivered without identifying the user devices, or users thereof, and their exact locations. Based on the access point data reports, the server device can map locations of access points and relationships between access points to generate network topologies, network locations, network quality scores, and various other characteristics of networks and/or access points. The generated access point data can be served to user devices so that the user devices can improve the efficiency of the interactions between user devices and the detected access points and/or networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Kachemir, Krishna M. Behara, Ashok Kumar Harikumar, Christopher R. Purcell, Welly Kasten
  • Patent number: 11641596
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing system can perform crowd sourced access point mapping using privacy preserving techniques. For example, a server device can receive access point data reports from multiple user devices that includes various attributes and/or measurements with respect to access points with which the user devices have established connections. The access point data reports can be delivered without identifying the user devices, or users thereof, and their exact locations. Based on the access point data reports, the server device can map locations of access points and relationships between access points to generate network topologies, network locations, network quality scores, and various other characteristics of networks and/or access points. The generated access point data can be served to user devices so that the user devices can improve the efficiency of the interactions between user devices and the detected access points and/or networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Kachemir, Krishna M. Behara, Ashok Kumar Harikumar, Christopher R. Purcell, Welly Kasten
  • Publication number: 20210352512
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing system can perform crowd sourced access point mapping using privacy preserving techniques. For example, a server device can receive access point data reports from multiple user devices that includes various attributes and/or measurements with respect to access points with which the user devices have established connections. The access point data reports can be delivered without identifying the user devices, or users thereof, and their exact locations. Based on the access point data reports, the server device can map locations of access points and relationships between access points to generate network topologies, network locations, network quality scores, and various other characteristics of networks and/or access points. The generated access point data can be served to user devices so that the user devices can improve the efficiency of the interactions between user devices and the detected access points and/or networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Kachemir, Krishna M. Behara, Ashok Kumar Harikumar, Christopher R. Purcell, Welly Kasten
  • Patent number: 11109258
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing system can perform crowd sourced access point mapping using privacy preserving techniques. For example, a server device can receive access point data reports from multiple user devices that includes various attributes and/or measurements with respect to access points with which the user devices have established connections. The access point data reports can be delivered without identifying the user devices, or users thereof, and their exact locations. Based on the access point data reports, the server device can map locations of access points and relationships between access points to generate network topologies, network locations, network quality scores, and various other characteristics of networks and/or access points. The generated access point data can be served to user devices so that the user devices can improve the efficiency of the interactions between user devices and the detected access points and/or networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Kachemir, Krishna M. Behara, Ashok Kumar Harikumar, Christopher R. Purcell, Welly Kasten
  • Publication number: 20200382981
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing system can perform crowd sourced access point mapping using privacy preserving techniques. For example, a server device can receive access point data reports from multiple user devices that includes various attributes and/or measurements with respect to access points with which the user devices have established connections. The access point data reports can be delivered without identifying the user devices, or users thereof, and their exact locations. Based on the access point data reports, the server device can map locations of access points and relationships between access points to generate network topologies, network locations, network quality scores, and various other characteristics of networks and/or access points. The generated access point data can be served to user devices so that the user devices can improve the efficiency of the interactions between user devices and the detected access points and/or networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Kachemir, Krishna M. Behara, Ashok Kumar Harikumar, Christopher R. Purcell, Welly Kasten
  • Patent number: 10616928
    Abstract: Embodiments for performing, by a wireless device, a procedure for auto-joining a wireless network based on factors associated with the wireless networks are provided. The embodiments include determining a current location of the wireless device. The wireless device stores information regarding nearby known networks associated with the current location of the wireless device and may select a candidate network from the nearby known networks based on a network score associated with the candidate network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vinesh Pallen, Ronald K. Huang, Chaitanya Mannemala, Christopher R. Purcell, Sriram Lakshmanan
  • Publication number: 20190098674
    Abstract: Embodiments for performing, by a wireless device, a procedure for auto-joining a wireless network based on factors associated with the wireless networks are provided. The embodiments include determining a current location of the wireless device. The wireless device stores information regarding nearby known networks associated with the current location of the wireless device and may select a candidate network from the nearby known networks based on a network score associated with the candidate network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vinesh PALLEN, Ronald K. Huang, Chaitanya Mannemala, Christopher R. Purcell, Sriram Lakshmanan