Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10445903
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods that process images. The invention processes a received signal representing information of texture and information of an image, which has the texture removed from at least one region. The image information is encoded to obtain encoded information of the image. An output signal is generated representing the texture information and the encoded image information. In another embodiment, the invention synthesizes texture based on the received texture information, decodes received image information, which is encoded, to obtain a decoded image, and then maps the synthesized texture onto the decoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Adriana Dumitras, Barin Haskell
  • Patent number: 10445358
    Abstract: A method of indexing multimedia content by creating database records that include location data is disclosed. Devices that generate multimedia content also generate location data corresponding to the location of the device when the content is generated. The location data includes geographical coordinates such as latitude and longitude as well as orientation and tilt. Other data may be recorded such as date and time of day, and light exposure. The content and location data are communicated to a Content Index Processor (CIP) that creates a database record from the location data and determines classifications for the database record that can be used by a person that is searching for particular multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas O'Neil, Kenneth H. Rosen
  • Patent number: 10447388
    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 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Lewis, Stuart Russell
  • Patent number: 10445060
    Abstract: The invention provides for a system, method, and computer readable medium storing instructions related to controlling a presentation in a multimodal system. The method embodiment of the invention is a method for the retrieval of information on the basis of its content for real-time incorporation into an electronic presentation. The method comprises receiving from a presenter a content-based request for at least one segment of a first plurality of segments within a media presentation and while displaying the media presentation to an audience, displaying to the presenter a second plurality of segments in response to the content-based request. The computing device practicing the method receives a selection from the presenter of a segment from the second plurality of segments and displays to the audience the selected segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick Ehlen, David Crawford Gibbon, Mazin Gilbert, Michael Johnston, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10440433
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • 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: 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: 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: 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