The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's future iBeacon based indoor location mapping for iOS devices.
Granted Patent Title: Enhancing User Services with Indoor Traffic Information
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to techniques for monitoring device locations within buildings.
More specifically, a mobile device can collect location, time and speed information associated with a building. The mobile device can transmit the location, time and speed information to a server. The server can collect location, time and speed information from multiple mobile devices. The server can determine average wait times (e.g., indoor traffic information) associated with areas of interest at a business or indoor location. The server can deliver the average wait times to mobile devices.
Apple's patent FIG. 1 illustrates a building that has been configured for tracking the indoor location of a mobile device; FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a system for generating indoor traffic information based on location data received from mobile devices.
Patently Apple covered Apple's original patent application back in February 2015 and you could review our details report here.
Apple credits Loan Vlad Uilecan and Sarin Mehta as the inventors of granted patent 9,113,309 which was originally filed in Q3 2013 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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