Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
  • Patent number: 10728500
    Abstract: The system may provide automatic real-time filtering and information object selection, which may occur at the presentation layer. Presentations may be tailored on a per user basis. Users with different security levels can participate in a video conference call at the same time and only view what their security clearance allows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P., AT&T Global Network Services France SAS
    Inventors: Miguel Martinez-Heath, Aurelien Bruno, Keylor Eng, Scott Sayers
  • Patent number: 10728127
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining network connectivity over power lines is disclosed. Such network connectivity is maintained even if various customers are covered by different power line networks or if one or more power lines in a network are unavailable to transmit data. More particularly, in order to bridge a gap in a power line network, one or more messages are extracted from a first node in a power line network and are then transmitted to a second node via free space transmission. When those messages are received at the second node, the message is injected back into the power line on the other side of a gap in power line coverage. This method of transmission backup will continue until power line connectivity is restore upon which the preferred method will be selected and used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan K. Au, Farhad Barzegar, Edward J. Dolan, Irwin Gerszberg, Jeremiah A. Okoro
  • Patent number: 10715450
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing traffic engineering, e.g., allocating bandwidth, on a wireless access network are disclosed. For example, the method determines a number of subscriber stations (SSs) that a Base Station (BS) is capable of supporting in accordance with at least one performance objective for voice traffic, wherein the at least one performance objective for voice traffic comprises a type of codec. The method then allocates bandwidth by the base station in accordance with the number of subscriber stations that the base station is capable of supporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: David Hoeflin, Yonatan Levy, Xiaowen Mang
  • Publication number: 20200213003
    Abstract: An improved technique for acoustic sensing involves, in one embodiment, launching into a medium, a plurality of groups of pulse-modulated electromagnetic-waves. The frequency of electromagnetic waves in a pulse within a group differs from the frequency of the electromagnetic waves in another pulse within the group. The energy scattered by the medium is detected and, in one embodiment, may be used to determine a characteristic of the environment of the medium. For example, if the medium is a buried optical fiber into which light pulses have been launched in accordance with the invention, the presence of acoustic waves within the region of the buried fiber can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Justin Hayward, Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell
  • Patent number: 10700737
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for reducing outbound interference in a broadband powerline communication system. Data is modulated on first and second carrier frequencies and is transmitted via respective first and second lines of the powerline system. A characteristic of at least one of the carrier signals (e.g., phase or amplitude) is adjusted in order to improve the electrical balance of the lines of the transmission system. This improvement in electrical balance reduces the radiated interference of the powerline system. Also disclosed is the use of a line balancing element on or more lines of the powerline system for altering the characteristics of at least one of the power lines in order to compensate for a known imbalance of the transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Shala Henry
  • Patent number: 10666610
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for an edge cache address, and comparing a requestor address to an anycast group. The method can further include providing an anycast edge cache address when the requestor address is in the anycast group. Alternatively, the method can further include determining an optimal cache server, and providing a unicast address of the optimal cache server when the requestor address is not in the anycast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus Van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 10623091
    Abstract: An improved technique for acoustic sensing involves, in one embodiment, launching into a medium, a plurality of groups of pulse-modulated electromagnetic-waves. The frequency of electromagnetic waves in a pulse within a group differs from the frequency of the electromagnetic waves in another pulse within the group. The energy scattered by the medium is detected and, in one embodiment, the beat signal may be used to determine a characteristic of the environment of the medium. For example, if the medium is a buried optical fiber into which light pulses have been launched in accordance with the invention, the presence of acoustic waves within the region of the buried fiber can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell
  • Patent number: 10623092
    Abstract: An improved technique for acoustic sensing involves, in one embodiment, launching into a medium, a plurality of groups of pulse-modulated electromagnetic-waves. The frequency of electromagnetic waves in a pulse within a group differs from the frequency of the electromagnetic waves in another pulse within the group. The energy scattered by the medium is detected and, in one embodiment, may be used to determine a characteristic of the environment of the medium. For example, if the medium is a buried optical fiber into which light pulses have been launched in accordance with the invention, the presence of acoustic waves within the region of the buried fiber can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Justin Hayward, Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell
  • Publication number: 20200105131
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to an integrated telecommunications roadside unit for supporting vehicle-to-everything (“V2X”) communications are disclosed herein. Embodiments of an integrated telecommunication roadside unit can include a processor and a memory that store computer-executable instructions that configure a processor to perform operations. The operations can include intercepting a vehicle-to-vehicle communication that is provided from a first vehicle to a second vehicle. The vehicle-to-vehicle communication can be transmitted using a direct transmission mode. The operations can further include encapsulating the vehicle-to-vehicle communication in a user plane package. The operations can also include routing the user plane package to a destination network access node, where the destination network access node is outside of a direct communication range corresponding to the first vehicle and the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P., AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zachery Carter, Roger Mahler, Erie Lai Har Lau, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10606889
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media process a series of media files into a searchable format. The method includes generating a media database by processing each of a plurality of programs. The steps of the method include extracting a subtitle track from each of the programs, retrieving at least one frame associated with the subtitle track, adding metadata to the extracted subtitle track and at least one frame, processing the subtitle track, program statistics and at least one frame in a media database. Another aspect includes receiving a user query associated with dialog in a program, searching the media database and presenting a listing of results, receiving a user selection or program from their listing and transmitting at least one frame, a portion of associated subtitle track and prompts for ordering the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventor: Simon D. Byers
  • Patent number: 10555043
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for content-based non-linear control of video data playback. A multimedia database having multimedia data including multimedia content data is searched based on a user query to determine a first set of multimedia data. The multimedia data includes indexes to and condensed representations of corresponding video data stored in a video database. A portion of the first set of multimedia data is displayed at a control device in response to the user query. A user of the control device selects an element of the first set of multimedia data for video playback and video data corresponding to the element delivered to a video device for playback. A user of the control device selects an element of the first set of multimedia data for additional information and a second set of multimedia data corresponding to the element delivered to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Y. Chen, David Crawford Gibbon, Laurence W. Ruedisueli, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10552795
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for providing a collaborative communication environment. The method embodiment comprises receiving user profiles, establishing a collaborative communication environment where a plurality of users simultaneously interact over a network, converting data to be sent to each user in a collaborative environment based on the respective user's profile, and presenting a localized experience to each user using the converted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Kaveh Hushyar, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Publication number: 20190386739
    Abstract: An improved technique for acoustic sensing involves, in one embodiment, launching into a medium, a plurality of groups of pulse-modulated electromagnetic-waves. The frequency of electromagnetic waves in a pulse within a group differs from the frequency of the electromagnetic waves in another pulse within the group. The energy scattered by the medium is detected and, in one embodiment, the beat signal may be used to determine a characteristic of the environment of the medium. For example, if the medium is a buried optical fiber into which light pulses have been launched in accordance with the invention, the presence of acoustic waves within the region of the buried fiber can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell
  • Publication number: 20190386740
    Abstract: An improved technique for acoustic sensing involves, in one embodiment, launching into a medium, a plurality of groups of pulse-modulated electromagnetic-waves. The frequency of electromagnetic waves in a pulse within a group differs from the frequency of the electromagnetic waves in another pulse within the group. The energy scattered by the medium is detected and, in one embodiment, may be used to determine a characteristic of the environment of the medium. For example, if the medium is a buried optical fiber into which light pulses have been launched in accordance with the invention, the presence of acoustic waves within the region of the buried fiber can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Justin Hayward, Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell
  • Publication number: 20190379937
    Abstract: Methods and systems for capturing, transmitting and processing data for generating ratings relating to multimedia programming based on passively obtained user cues are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10503809
    Abstract: A mobile multimedia content aggregation and dissemination platform is provided that aims to automate the creation, collection, aggregation, and dissemination of RSS and non-RSS information for and to interested parties. This platform may be used for the construction of a personalized blogging agent as well as for a personalized news aggregator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 10489517
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of providing an on demand translation service is provided. A subscriber may be charged a reduced fee or no fee for use of the on demand translation service in exchange for displaying commercial messages to the subscriber, the commercial messages being selected based on subscriber information. A multimedia signal including information in a source language may be received. The information may be obtained as text in the source language from the multimedia signal. The text may be translated from the source language to a target language. Translated information, based on the translated text, may be transmitted to a processing device for presentation to the subscriber. The received multimedia signal may be sent to a multimedia device for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Srinivas Bangalore, David Crawford Gibbon, Mazin Gilbert, Patrick Guy Haffner, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20190355480
    Abstract: Systems and methods mediate anomaly notifications in health data to health alerts using data structures and logic to organize, contain, and dispose of identified health anomalies. Multiple detection algorithms, operating asynchronously and independently, run against one or more health data streams. Examples of data streams are electronic laboratory requisitions and results, OTC sales of medicines and medical supplies, emergency department visit data, and others. The outputs of anomaly detection generators—anomaly notifications (anomalies)—are processed by the invention. The case manager organizes anomaly notifications and supports collaborative decision making and disposition among expert users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Colin Goodall, Guy Jacobson, Simon Tse, John Mark F. Mocenigo, Richard Drechsler
  • Patent number: 10462510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for automatically identifying video content within source video and transmitting the video content to an electronic mail client. The transmitted video content can be streaming video, video files, and/or other medium derived from the source video. An enhanced electronic mail client is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Robert Edward Markowitz, Bernard Simon Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Gary Lee Zamchick
  • Patent number: 10454573
    Abstract: An improved technique for acoustic sensing involves, in one embodiment, launching into a medium, a plurality of groups of pulse-modulated electromagnetic-waves. The frequency of electromagnetic waves in a pulse within a group differs from the frequency of the electromagnetic waves in another pulse within the group. The energy scattered by the medium is detected and, in one embodiment, may be used to determine a characteristic of the environment of the medium. For example, if the medium is a buried optical fiber into which light pulses have been launched in accordance with the invention, the presence of acoustic waves within the region of the buried fiber can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Justin Hayward, Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell