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1. (WO2018164727) ATTACHING VISIBLE NETWORKS FOR SYNCHRONOUS LOCAL SEARCH RESULTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/164727    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/057970
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 88/02
G06F 17/30
G01S 5/00
Applicants: GOOGLE LLC
Inventors: JANE, Luis, Barguno
FIARD, Quentin
GUPTA, Ankit
Title: ATTACHING VISIBLE NETWORKS FOR SYNCHRONOUS LOCAL SEARCH RESULTS
Abstract:
Aspects of the technology employ an integrated location identification and query processing technique (Fig. 1B). Network scan information (406) is attached to or otherwise combined with a query (408) at a client device and is sent to a web server or other entity for processing (410). When a query is initiated, the client device determines whether location services are enabled (402). If not, upon authorization they are enabled and visible network scan data is quickly obtained for transmission with the query (404). The server may include both a location identification service and a search service, and can split the received information accordingly among these elements (504) in an efficient manner that minimizes data transfers and latency (Fig. 1B). From the client device's perspective, only one query is transmitted. Relevant results based on the resolved location are received quickly by the client device. This reduces system latency and power consumption, and also minimizes network overhead by eliminating unnecessary packet transmissions.