Patent Number: 8,824,316

Title: Mechanism for proximity detection based on Wi-Fi signals

Abstract: A mechanism is described for proximity detection based on Wi-Fi signals. A method of embodiments of the invention includes determining strength of one or more signals being communicated between one or more antennae of a first device and two or more antennae of a second device. The one or more signals are associated with a broadcast packet. The method further includes determining proximity of the first device and the second device based on the determined strength of the one or more signals.

Inventors: Lipman; Justin (Shanghai, CN), Pering; Trevor (San Francisco, CA), Zhao; Chengxue (Shanghai, CN), Lyons; Kenton Michael (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04W 24/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018