Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20190260850
    Abstract: A method and system for distributing content on a network through network-wide transactions is disclosed. The method and system monitors the network using triggered measurement of the performance of an element of the network, dynamically computing, based on the monitoring, the regions of the network with available performance capacity for the transaction to proceed at a given time, determining, based on the computing, a scheduled time for the transaction to proceed, and distributing the content according to a schedule related to the scheduled time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Balachander Krishnamurthy, Harsha Madhyastha, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Patent number: 10390091
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering selected multimedia content to a user of a mobile device in a pervasive computing environment is disclosed. Communications with a mobile device in the environment is established. A user profile and viewing history is received from the mobile device. Multimedia content is selected and sequenced for viewing by the user. The selection of multimedia content is based on search logic that includes the user profile and viewing history. Metadata is transmitted to the mobile device that is associated with the selected multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph Thomas O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20190252077
    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: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Colin Goodall, Guy Jacobson, Simon Tse, John Mark F. Mocenigo, Richard Drechsler
  • Publication number: 20190245581
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Shala Henry
  • Patent number: 10375136
    Abstract: A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 10367831
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising: within a backbone network: for backbone network traffic addressed to a particular target and comprising attack traffic and non-attack traffic, the attack traffic simultaneously carried by the backbone network with the non-attack traffic: redirecting at least a portion of the attack traffic to a scrubbing complex; and allowing at least a portion of the non-attack traffic to continue to the particular target without redirection to the scrubbing complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus E. Van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 10368207
    Abstract: An arrangement for providing, on an ad hoc basis, a closed user group (CUG) among a collection of pre-defined IP network users. A set of intelligent access devices, dispersed through the IP network, constantly transmit a set of pings associated with the defines CUGs to discover those devices within its communication range. The discovered IP addresses for each device is thus constantly updated, allowing group members to remain in constant contact (emulating an “always on” connection). The users feels they are always connected with group members and thus have instant access to voice/data/video sessions—much like hot lines or “always on” connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 10362165
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for tracking a person of interest. The method embodiment comprises identifying a person of interest, capturing a voiceprint of the person of interest, comparing a received voiceprint of a caller with the voiceprint of the person of interest, and tracking the caller if the voiceprint of the caller is a substantial match to the voiceprint of the person of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Gustavo De Los Reyes, Sanjay Macwan
  • Publication number: 20190222696
    Abstract: Network presence is used to assign a worker to a task. In today's networked environment, workers may be remotely located but still accomplish tasks. As long as workers have network access, the workers may be assigned tasks for completion. As tasks are completion, the network presences of the workers are determined, and the tasks may be assigned based on the network presences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Reuben Klein, Daniel Sujansky
  • Patent number: 10354760
    Abstract: A system and method for mediating anomaly notifications in health data to health alerts using data structures and logic to organize, contain, and disposition identified health anomalies. Multiple generators of anomaly notifications operating asynchronously and independently can be processed. The case manager organizes anomaly notifications and supports collaborative decision making among users with diverse areas of expertise. A network server stores health data that has been gathered from various sources. A user can visualize the data on a client computer networked to the server by downloading from the server user specified sets of health-related data based on a case or set of anomalies describing a subset of the data, and source code for visualizing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Colin Goodall, Guy Jacobson, Simon Tse, John Mocenigo, Richard Drechsler
  • Patent number: 10346878
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for presenting an advertisement message associated with a multi-media message. The multi-media message is prepared by a sender using text and sender inserted emoticons in the text, and delivered audibly by an animated entity. The method uses a plurality of stored advertising messages from which to choose and advertising message to display. The method includes performing an emoticon analysis of the emoticons inserted by the sender, choosing an advertising message from the plurality of stored advertising messages according to the emoticon analysis and displaying the chosen advertising message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Thomas M. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10341654
    Abstract: A method of content adaptive decoding is provided. The method involves receiving a bitstream encoded wherein video content is segmented into portions based on predefined classifications or models. Based on the segment classifications, each segment or portion is encoded with a different encoder chosen from a plurality of encoders. Each encoder is associated with a model. The chosen encoder is particularly suited to encoding the unique subject matter of the segment. The coded bit-stream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A matching decoder of a plurality of decoders is chosen using the information in the coded bitstream to decode each segment using a decoder suited for the classification or model of the segment. If scenes exist which do not fall in a predefined classification, or where classification is more difficult based on the scene content, these scenes are segmented, coded and decoded using a generic coder and decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Patent number: 10341695
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media for media management provide a derived quantitative data of quality for video media files. The method embodiment comprises receiving a request for a video media file, identifying one or more video media files associated with the request, measuring at least one audio or visual quality associated with each video media file by analyzing at least one of: compression artifacts or grading for the each video media file, generating quantitative data based on the measured at least one audio or visual quality for the each video media file, and returning the quantitative data associated with the each video media file. Other features include the ability to compare, archive, filter, sort and select video media files based on the quantitative data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Sayko, Sean Carolan
  • Patent number: 10333812
    Abstract: Disclosed example methods for scheduling a computer-executable job include determining valid combinations of nodes and links from a network of nodes interconnected by links, the valid combinations of nodes and links having capability and capacity to complete the computer-executable job; determining, from the valid combinations of nodes and links, first combinations of nodes and links based on a total cost associated with execution of the computer-executable job on corresponding ones of the valid combinations of nodes and links; selecting one of the first combinations of nodes and links based on a load balancing status between the first combinations of nodes and links; and scheduling the computer-executable job to be executed by the one of the first combinations of nodes and links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph B. Weinman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10334278
    Abstract: A method of decoding, composing and rendering a scene. First information is obtained, the first information including a part of a MPEG-4 BIFS scene description stream and at least one coded MPEG-4 media stream. The first information is decoded by invoking a BIFS scene decoder and one or more specific media decoders that are required by the scene. Second information is obtained, the second information including a second part of a BIFS scene description stream that contains a reference to an external application. The second information is decoded by invoking the BIFS scene decoder and an external application decoder. An integrated scene is composed, the integrated scene including one or more decoded MPEG-4 media objects and one or more external application objects specified in the decoded scene descriptions streams. The composed integrated scene is rendered on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lai-tee Cheok, Atul Puri, Robert Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10326859
    Abstract: A method and system for distributing content on a network through network-wide transactions is disclosed. The method and system monitors the network using triggered measurement of the performance of an element of the network, dynamically computing, based on the monitoring, the regions of the network with available performance capacity for the transaction to proceed at a given time, determining, based on the computing, a scheduled time for the transaction to proceed, and distributing the content according to a schedule related to the scheduled time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Balachander Krishnamurthy, Harsha Madhyastha, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Patent number: 10318643
    Abstract: In an embodiment of a messaging system, a method for presenting a commercial message to a user is provided. A target language in which the user is comfortable communicating may be determined based on at least one communication received by the user or at least one communication provided by the user. The commercial message may be presented to the user in the target language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventor: Srinivas Bangalore
  • Publication number: 20190173835
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus Van der Merwe
  • Publication number: 20190174308
    Abstract: A system and method for securing communications between a plurality of users communicating over an optical network. The system utilizes a fixed or tunable source optical generator to generate entangled photon pairs, distribute the photons and establish a key exchange between users. The distribution of entangled photon pairs is implemented via at least one wavelength selective switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Mikhail Brodsky, Mark David Feuer
  • Patent number: 10312965
    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: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Shala Henry