Patents Assigned to AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9531762
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of time division multiplexed (TDM) public switched telephone network (PSTN) trunks, a Signal Control Point (SCP), a Softswitch, and an Internet telephony call controller. The SCP a plurality of phone numbers for time division multiplexed TDM PSTN lines with an Internet telephony feature group that has Internet telephony feature handling. The SCP routes phone calls that are directed to phone numbers in the Internet telephony feature group through at least one dedicated trunk of the PSTN to the Softswitch. The Softswitch routes phone calls that it receives on the dedicated trunk to the Internet telephony call controller for Internet telephony feature handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., by transfer of ownership from AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen La Pierre, Shiejye Geoffrey Lin
  • Patent number: 9419819
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to methods and computer program products for the presentation and selection of preset instant messaging responses in an IPTV environment. The method comprises respectively associating each of a plurality of predetermined keywords with at least one content-specific reply message, respectively associating each of the plurality of keywords with at least one content-specific graphic icon, and respectively associating each of a plurality of graphic icons with at least one content-specific reply message. The method also comprises receiving an instant message, determining if a predetermined keyword is comprised within the received instant message, and displaying the received instant message. Yet further, the method comprises creating an instant message reply to the received instant message, and transmitting the instant message reply to the remote communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., via transfer from AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventor: Jing Chen
  • Publication number: 20130019270
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an integrated antenna and satellite dish. Exemplary embodiments include an apparatus, including a satellite dish, a wireless antenna coupled to the satellite dish and a coupling box communicatively coupled to the satellite dish and the wireless antenna. Additional exemplary embodiments include a content communication method, including receiving a satellite signal, receiving a first wireless signal, performing coupling box processing on the satellite signal and the wireless signal, transmitting the satellite signal and the wireless signal to a set top box and performing set top box processing on the satellite signal and wireless signal. Further exemplary embodiments include a content communication system, including a satellite dish for receiving content from a satellite, a wireless antenna for receiving content from a wireless network and a coupling box for processing the content from the satellite and the content from the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Zellner, Neale Hightower, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130011122
    Abstract: A method for tagging subcontent includes creating a first begin tag for a program to be delivered over a network, wherein the first begin tag defines a beginning of a first video segment of the program. A first video frame is identified for the first video segment, the first video frame representing content of the first video segment, A second begin tag is created for the program, the second begin tag defines a beginning of a second video segment of the program. A second video frame is identified for the second video segment, the second video frame representing content of the second video segment. The first begin tag is distinct from the second begin tag, the first video frame is distinct from the second video frame, and the first video segment is distinct from the second video segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. via transfer from AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Malik
  • Publication number: 20120324522
    Abstract: A scheduled broadcast time is retrieved for a program that is to be delivered in advance of the scheduled broadcast time, wherein the scheduled broadcast time is associated with a program content identifier for the program. Prior to the scheduled broadcast time, a pre-cast channel is selected on a network by selecting at least one of a currently unused channel or a dedicated pre-cast channel. Prior to the scheduled broadcast time, a signal is sent for placing a viewer program storage device into a pre-cast mode, such that viewing of the pre-cast channel is disabled. Prior to the scheduled broadcast time, the program is delivered to the viewer program storage device over the pre-cast channel, wherein the delivered program is associated with the program content identifier and a time stamp for disabling playback of the delivered program until arrival of the scheduled broadcast time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. via transfer from AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Malik
  • Publication number: 20120307992
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products provide dynamic replacement communication identification (ID) service. A request is received from a user for dynamic replacement communication ID from a current location of the user. The user requesting dynamic replacement communication ID is authenticated. A user profile of the user requesting dynamic replacement communication ID is retrieved. A current profile of the current location is replaced with the user profile of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Denny, Hong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20120311622
    Abstract: Methods and computer program products for reporting application and device data retrieved from within an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network environment are provided. IPTV system usage data is retrieved from at least one IPTV device and normalized into a predetermined data format. The IPTV system usage data is parsed according to predetermined criteria. The parsed IPTV system usage data is delivered to a dedicated data mart for storage, the IPTV system usage data that is stored within at least one dedicated data mart is accessed, and the IPTV system usage data that is stored at the at least one dedicated data mart is used to generate a report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Akbar Pirani, Michael Branam
  • Publication number: 20120284762
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer products for providing podcasts via Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) are disclosed herein. Exemplary embodiments include a network-based method for providing digital media podcasts. The method includes receiving a request to render at least one podcast on a communications device authenticated on an IPTV network, retrieving the at least one podcast from the IPTV network, and providing the at least one podcast to the communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Ke Yu, Michael Branam, E-Lee Chang, Timothy Weaver, Madhur Khandelwal
  • Publication number: 20120284761
    Abstract: A method, Internet protocol television (IPTV) enabled communication device, and computer program product for automatic message services are provided. A processor executes instructions from a memory. An input and output (I/O) device is for transmitting and receiving, respectively. A client application is stored in the memory and configured to provide the automatic message service. The client application receives input of a message to be presented at an appropriate time, receives input of an action associated with the message, receives input of a recipient for the message, and presents the message for display to the recipient at the appropriate time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Daigle
  • Patent number: 7995998
    Abstract: A telecommunications device for use by a telecommunications user is disclosed. The telecommunications device includes a housing having located therein a wireless telephone for receiving an incoming call and a receiver unit for receiving an emergency alert broadcast. The wireless telephone includes a first receiver and a processor in communication therewith, and the receiver unit includes a second receiver in communication with the processor of the wireless telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrick Wright, Paul Brent Rivers
  • Publication number: 20100281503
    Abstract: An Internet protocol television (IPTV) system includes a server operable to send a performance guide and a time code over the IPTV system to two or more clients. The server receives a performance from each of the clients over the IPTV system, combines the performances into an overall performance, and sends the overall performance over the IPTV system to the clients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: David B. DeLorme, James Carlton Bedingfield, SR.
  • Publication number: 20100205129
    Abstract: A mood of a user is estimated based on a user's profile, data indicative of a user's mood received from a communication device associated with the user and from sources other than the user, and environmental data with a potential impact on the user's mood. Data indicative of the user's mood and the environmental data are processed to filter out data that is not relevant to the user's mood. The filtered data is cross-correlated with the user profile, and the mood of the user is estimated based on the cross-correlated filtered data. A network and services may be controlled based on a user's mood. Suggestions for interacting with the user may be generated based on the user's mood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property, I. L.P. f/k/a AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert C. Streijl
  • Patent number: 7756465
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for establishing a two-way communication feedback path between a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver includes an input portion, a processor, a user interface, a control module, and a network interface. The input portion is configured to receive a signal transmitted by a transmitter and to convert the signal to an audio signal. The user interface is configured to receive an input command and to convey the input command to the processor. The processor executes a control module for processing the input command and generating a query in accordance with the input command. The network interface is configured for facilitating communication between the receiver and the transmitter via the network and the query is transmitted from the receiver to the transmitter via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Nguyen, Linda Roberts
  • Publication number: 20100153165
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a technician to dispatch to a customer site requiring a service call. A first plurality of technicians assigned to a customer site requiring a service call is determined. A location of each of the technicians is also determined. A first plurality of distances is determined between each of the technicians and a plurality of locations at which is disposed equipment needed for the service call. A second plurality of distances is determined between each of the technicians and a plurality of service vehicles at which is disposed the equipment needed for the service call. One of the technicians is dispatched to the customer site based on the location of each of the technicians, on the first plurality of distances, and on the second plurality of distances. A system for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Kosseifi, Sheldon K. Meredith
  • Publication number: 20100125890
    Abstract: A method of managing bandwidth usage at a customer premises includes receiving a content stream at a set-top box device coupled to a display device. The method also includes receiving a signal at the set-top box device from an external power interface. The signal indicates that a low power state has been detected at a power outlet of the external power interface, the power outlet associated with the display device. Further, the method includes sending a signal to a source of the content stream in response to receiving the signal indicating the low power state. The signal indicates that the source is to cease sending the content stream to the set-top box device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Levine, Dale Malik
  • Publication number: 20100099388
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing broad quality of service optimization using policy-based selective quality degradation. Data associated with a quality of service for customers and QoS policy rules are stored. Customers are grouped for potential degradation. Levels of degradation are defined for each type of user device. Degradation for the group of customers is optimized using policy rules. Degradation is adjusted to account for variations in user treatment within the group. The adjusted degradation is then implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT & T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc., a Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert Streijl
  • Publication number: 20100099392
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing services based upon identification of decision makers and owners associated with communication services. Data for providing communication services based upon identification of decision makers associated with communication services is stored, wherein the data including a user profile and default template identifying a default decision maker for a service. Policy rules and the stored data are analyzed. A new decision maker for a particular service is identified based upon the analysis of the policy rules and the stored data. The communication services are provided to the identified new decision maker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc., a Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert Streijl
  • Publication number: 20100100519
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing calendar-based communication system services. Data for providing calendar-based communication system services is stored. The data is classified. Policy rules are applied to identify candidate actions. the identified candidate actions are checked for feasibility. The identified candidate actions verified as being feasible are implemented. The candidate actions may include suggestions for the user, marketing material tailored to the user, and network actions selected for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert Streijl
  • Publication number: 20100100822
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing control of switching of an interactive session in a communications network. Content may be switched between media presentation screens. Collected data is analyzed and a location of a user within the communications network is monitored. A presentation of a first screen the user is watching may be exchanged for a presentation of a second screen selected based upon a change in the location of a monitored user and the analysis of the collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert Streijl
  • Publication number: 20100100613
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing quality of service optimization via policy-based rearrangements. Customers are grouped for potential rearrangement. Multiple alternative options are generated for a particular group using policy rules. Policy rules for the particular group are used to evaluate each option using common metrics. Policy rules are used to select a best option for the particular group. The best option for the particular group is implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc., a Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert Streijl