US 9,813,870 B2
Using location-based request data for identifying beacon locations
Mor Naaman, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 11, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/206,343.
Application 15/206,343 is a continuation of application No. 12/042,218, filed on Mar. 4, 2008, granted, now 9,392,572.
Prior Publication US 2016/0323713 A1, Nov. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/025 (2013.01) [H04W 64/003 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
launching and executing, by a mobile client device, a location based application, the location based application selected from a group of location based applications consisting of a search application, a map application, and a social networking application;
receiving, by the mobile client device, a cell tower identifier from a cell tower the mobile client device is currently employing;
identifying, by the mobile client device, implicit location information via the location based application, said implicit location information identifiable from said execution of the location based application;
determining, by the mobile client device, a relationship between the cell tower identifier and the implicit location information, said relationship based as least in part upon a frequency said cell tower identifier is referenced within said implicit location information;
determining, by the mobile client device, a coverage area for the cell tower based on the determined relationship between the implicit location information and the cell tower identifier;
providing, by the mobile client device, the coverage area for the cell tower to the location based application;
configuring, by the mobile client device, an output of the location based application based on the coverage area; and
communicating, via the mobile client device, said output.