Patents Assigned to AT & T
  • Publication number: 20210104920
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to wireless power transfer network management are disclosed herein. Embodiments of a system can include an optical beamforming transmitter, a processor, and a memory that stores computer-executable instructions that configure a processor to perform operations. The operations can include receiving a power charge message that requests wireless power transfer to charge a battery system of a wirelessly chargeable equipment. The operations can include detecting that the wirelessly chargeable equipment is within a power transfer range of the optical beamforming transmitter. The operations can include determining that the wirelessly chargeable equipment is not stationary. The operations can include tracking movement of the wirelessly chargeable equipment and activating the optical beamforming transmitter that provides wireless power transfer to the wirelessly chargeable equipment while the wirelessly chargeable equipment is within the power transfer range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Naila Jaoude, Samuel N. Zellner
  • Publication number: 20210100576
    Abstract: An arthroscopic surgical device including: a body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a body longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end; the body including: an elongated sheath arranged along a sheath longitudinal axis, the sheath including: a sheath flexible portion; and a lumen running longitudinally through the sheath; an elongated spine arranged along a spine longitudinal axis, the spine connected to the sheath, the spine including a spine joint; wherein the spine is rigid in a direction of elongation of the spine; wherein the sheath longitudinal axis and the spine longitudinal axis are aligned, for at least a portion of a sheath longitudinal length, wherein the flexible portion axially overlaps with the spine joint, bending the spine joint thereby bending the flexible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: T.A.G. Medical Devices - Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Amir PANSKY, Ben Zion SPECTOR
  • Publication number: 20210105177
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a network-assisted Raft consensus protocol, referred to herein as “NetRaft.” According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a system can include a plurality of servers operating in a server cluster, and a plurality of P4 switches corresponding to the plurality of servers. Each server of the plurality of servers can include a back-end that executes a complete Raft algorithm to perform leader election, log replication, and log commitment of a Raft consensus algorithm. Each P4 switch of the plurality of P4 switches can include a front-end that executes a partial Raft algorithm to perform the log replication and the log commitment of the Raft consensus algorithm. The back-end can maintain a complete state for responding to requests that cannot be fulfilled by the front-end. The requests can include read requests and/or write requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Marco Platania, Zhi-Li Zhang, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10973027
    Abstract: Critical radio resources can be intelligently and dynamically managed across traditional consumer mobility and Internet of things (IoT) services in an end-to-end manner. A selective offloading scheme based on monitored traffic dynamics can be utilized to ensure that IoT traffic is steered, on-demand, to a customized and/or dedicated core network slice, thereby enhancing consumer and IoT services experience. In one example, within the IoT domain, traffic can be steered to the customized and/or dedicated core network slice based on various factors, for example, device category and/or congestion per radio carrier, to minimize service disruptions and deliver superior mobility network functionality and/or end-user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10972961
    Abstract: A mobile device that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including requesting transport characteristics of a network coupled to a server and to the device according to a trajectory of the device. Data packets are transported to the mobile device according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol. The operations include obtaining the current transport characteristics of the network and predicting a future transport characteristic of the network, according to the trajectory of the device. A time is scheduled for sending a request to the server for transmission over the network of a data packet. The time can be scheduled according to the current and future transport characteristics of the network, to avoid degradation in quality of media content presented by the device. The data packet received responsive to sending the request is buffered for a future presentation of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Patent number: 10972928
    Abstract: Analysis and graphical rendering of subscriber data is provided. A data analysis component is provided that obtains a set of subscriber data, correlates various subsets of the subscriber data to determine a plurality of data relationships, and graphical renders the subscriber data as a heat map, a fractal map, a tree map, a three dimensional plot, a three dimensional map, a graph, a chart, etc. based on a scale associated with the data relationships. In addition, the data analysis component can obtain a set of line number portability data that can be correlated with the various subsets of the subscriber data to determine the data relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Hicks, Peter Andrew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10970724
    Abstract: In one example, a processor may generate a graph of vertices representing distribution areas of a telecommunication network and links between vertices of adjacent distribution areas, calculate similarity measures for the links based on distance scores between vertices joined by the links relating to: percentages of aerial infrastructure and percentages of multi-unit buildings in distribution areas represented by the two vertices, and whether or not the distribution areas represented by the two vertices are on a same route from a central office of the telecommunication network. The processor may label the links with the similarity measures to create a link-weighted adjacency graph, perform community detection on the link-weighted adjacency graph to generate sub-graphs, each sub-graph including at least one of the vertices, and provide a map of construction zones based upon geographic areas covered by distribution areas associated with vertices in the sub-graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Susanne Halstead, Halim Damerdji, Andrew Domenico
  • Patent number: 10972776
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processing system of a communication node routing data packets for a first streaming session between a viewer node of a plurality of viewer nodes and a content streaming server through the communication node without interrupting delivery of content data to the viewer node, establishing a second streaming session with the content streaming server to receive the content data, creating a first and second replacement connections by imitating a connections with the content streaming server and the viewer node, receiving a control packet over the second streaming session from the content streaming server, and splitting the first streaming session responsive to receiving the control packet. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shu Shi, Rittwik Jana, Bo Yan
  • Patent number: 10972922
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for multi-stage segmentation of downlink control information. Downlink control information can arrive at a user equipment on more than one channel, setting up and configuring data channels for different base stations, or data channels for the same base station but where the data channels are in different frequency domains or time domains. The downlink control information segmentation system disclosed herein can determine when downlink control information for the user equipment is common across a plurality of downlink control channels, and ensure that the downlink control information is sent just one time, to avoid redundant data transmissions and increased overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralf Bendlin, Xiaoyi Wang, SaiRamesh Nammi
  • Patent number: 10972901
    Abstract: A permissioned blockchain can be a decentralized data store that maintains information indicating whether user equipment (UE) is SIM locked and/or should be disabled. A UE can access the blockchain during boot up to determine if it should be disabled and not booted into a normal operating environment, and/or whether it is SIM locked to a particular carrier. Authorized entities, such as carriers and UE manufacturers, can update the blockchain to indicate that certain UEs should be disabled, are SIM locked, are not SIM locked, and/or whether it is permissible to remove SIM locks from those UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10972958
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein is directed towards a technology that increases the reliability of transmitting information, by propagating received information in a location-controlled and route managed multiple-stage chain communication in a wireless communication system. A transmitting device transmits a broadcast or group-cast communication message in conjunction with transmitter and receiver location data (e.g., absolute or quantized coordinates). An intermediate device that receives the communication message determines a communication path based on the received location data, and determines whether the intermediate device is within the communication path based on its own location. Only intermediate devices that are within the communications path, and that otherwise satisfy retransmission policy, perform the retransmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Salam Akoum
  • Patent number: 10970041
    Abstract: A list of digital elements to be sorted are converted to a group of analog signals. The group of analog signals are simultaneously compared to each other to determine the largest analog signal in the group. The largest analog signal is then compared to each of the analog signals in the group to determine which one or more of the analog signals in the group matches the largest analog signal. The matching one or more of the analog signals is removed from the group and the process is repeated until the group of analog signals have been sorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William C. Cottrill
  • Patent number: 10972968
    Abstract: Systems and methods discussed herein are directed to selecting and attaching to different cells within wireless communication networks when multiple cells are available. An electronic device determines that a 5G new radio (NR) radio access topology and a non-standalone radio access topology are available within a wireless communication network. The electronic device obtains a bandwidth index for the NR radio access topology and a bandwidth index for the non-standalone radio access topology and compares the two bandwidth indices. Based at least in part on results of the comparison, the electronic device selects one of either (i) the NR radio access topology or (ii) the non-standalone radio access topology and attaches to the selected topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wafik Abdel Shahid, Thomas P. Lucht, Wei-Ming Lan, Ming Shan Kwok, Yasmin Karimli
  • Patent number: 10972385
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide a consumer services cloud in a communications network are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a processor and a computer readable storage medium including computer readable instructions that cause the processor to analyze authentication information in a request for access to a communications network to identify which of multiple possible users associated with a communications network customer is a current user of a client device, analyze second network communications based on a security rule to identify a security risk of the second network communications, access a first profile corresponding to the identified current user to determine a rule to be used to handle network communications transferred within the communications network from the client device of the communications network customer that are diverted via a software-defined network (SDN) switch, and configure a forwarding table of the SDN switch to comply with information obtained from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Thomas A. Anschutz, Alan Blackburn, Arthur Richard Brisebois
  • Patent number: 10972294
    Abstract: Techniques for allowing access based online charging in cases of multiple user agents (multi-UAs) scenarios where the instances are registered to different telephony application servers (TASs) are discussed herein. For example, a user device may support a native number and multiple virtual numbers linked via a user account. When servicing a call, the user device may determine a served number to service the call from. If the served number is not the native number but a virtual number, the native-line server may handle the call session, but the online charging session will be handled by the virtual-line server. The native-line server may use session initiation protocol (SIP) information to send updated information for charging parameters to the virtual-line server including network access transfer for accuracy in online charging logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Saqib Badar
  • Patent number: 10972906
    Abstract: A network device receives a location update message from a mobile network switch. The location update message indicates that a mobile device is registered with the mobile network switch. The location update message includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) associated with the mobile device. The network device determines, based at least on the IMSI, a plurality of MSISDNs associated with the mobile device, including a first MSISDN that is enabled for calling and a second MSISDN that is not enabled for calling. The network device transmits, in response to the location update message, subscriber data to a database associated with the mobile network switch, which associates the IMSI with the first MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10970519
    Abstract: A method for validating objects appearing in volumetric video presentations includes obtaining a volumetric video presentation depicting a scene, wherein the volumetric video presentation is associated with a metadata file containing identifying information for the scene, identifying user-generated content that depicts the scene, by matching metadata associated with the user-generated content to the metadata file associated with the volumetric video presentation, comparing a first object appearing in the volumetric video presentation to a corresponding second object appearing in the user-generated content, assigning a score to the first object based on the comparing, wherein the score indicates a probability that the first object has not been manipulated, and altering the volumetric video presentation to filter the first object from the volumetric video presentation when the score falls below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Paul Triantafyllou
  • Patent number: 10970555
    Abstract: A system can obtain a labelled data set, including historic video data and labelled events. The system can divide the labelled data set into historic training/testing data sets. The system can determine, using the historic training data set, a plurality of different parameter configurations to be used by a video encoder to encode a video that includes a plurality of video frames. Each parameter configuration can include a group of pictures (“GOP”) size and a scenecut threshold. The system can calculate an accuracy of event detection (“ACC”) and a filtering rate (“FR”) for each parameter configuration. The system can calculate, for each parameter configuration of the plurality of different parameter configurations, a harmonic mean between the ACC and the FR. The system can then select a best parameter configuration of the plurality of different parameter configurations based upon the parameter configuration that has the highest harmonic mean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tarek Elgamal, Shu Shi, Varun Gupta, John Murray, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: D915069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: G.T. LINE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: D915292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DSM&T COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Sergio Corona