Patents Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
  • Patent number: 10225732
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Mikhail Brodsky, Mark David Feuer
  • Patent number: 10217457
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semantic classifier input and a corresponding label attributed to the semantic classifier input may be obtained. A determination may be made whether the corresponding label is correct based on logged interaction data. An entry of an adaptation corpus may be generated based on a result of the determination. Operation of the semantic classifier may be adapted based on the adaptation corpus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P., RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Mazin Gilbert, Esther Levin, Michael Lederman Littman, Robert E. Schapire
  • Patent number: 10200365
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, DNA profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 10187350
    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: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus Van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 10187438
    Abstract: Mass amounts of information, such as entire libraries of songs or movies, for example, may be stored locally near end-users, and this information may be accessed and reproduced in response to commands received from a transmitting station via a network. When a radio or television station desires to transmit a song or movie, for example, the radio or television station can, rather than transmitting the entire song or movie, merely transmit a command for reproducing the song or movie. An end-user's performance reproduction device, such as an enhanced radio or a television set, then accesses and reproduces the locally stored song or movie. Since the radio or television station need not transmit the entire performance, network traffic can be significantly reduced. The performance reproduction device may actively request information from the radio or television station when fresh or additional information is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventor: Evan Stephen Crandall
  • Publication number: 20190014046
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise automatically providing content to an information device from a content distribution node of a plurality of content distribution nodes. The information device can be adapted to send a request for the content from the first content distribution node utilizing an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the content distribution node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jacobus Van der Merwe, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Patent number: 10178543
    Abstract: A framework of a common mobility management protocol for Q.5/16 includes a high level protocol for performing the functions of address resolution, routing, location update and authentication. The common mobility management protocol can be used by existing and future multimedia applications (MA's) to support mobility management for messaging among mobility management authentication function (AuF), home location function (HLF) and visitor location function (VLF) databases/servers, and the corresponding multimedia application functional entities (MAFEs) of the multimedia applications (MA's). The common mobility management protocol may replace, act in concert with or in sequence with existent interworking protocols for the various multimedia applications. Reference point architectures, functional characteristics, features, and capabilities of the protocol are described including call flows and message syntax. The disclosure presents the scope of Q.5/16 and how H.MMS.1 (H.323 Mobility), H.MMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventor: Radhika R. Roy
  • Patent number: 10176657
    Abstract: A telephone network voting system receives telephone ballots cast by voters by dialing a telephone number. The telephone number is dialed by voters spread over a large geographic area. The voting calls are routed to points of presence local to or otherwise identified with the caller by using the caller's ANI or other originating number identification. The points of presence then accumulate votes and periodically forward tallies to a centralized location over a data network. Instructions may be transmitted from the centralized location to the points of presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Fred Burg, John Kantonides, Larry Russell
  • Patent number: 10171676
    Abstract: A call between a calling party and a called party, one or both of whom may be subscribers to Internet Telephony (IT) services, commences upon the receipt of a call dialed by the calling party to the Plain Old Telephony Service (POTS) number associated with the calling party. A first hub receives the call and routes it to the called party if that party is not an IT services subscriber that is currently on line. If the called party is an IT services subscriber that is on-line, the call is received at an Internet Services Provider serving the called party. The ISP converts the call to an IT format if the call is not already in that format and thereafter delivers the call to the called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: John Jutten Lawser, Larry Arnise Russell
  • Patent number: 10171539
    Abstract: A special rendering mode for the first few seconds of play out of multimedia data minimizes the delay caused by pre-buffering of data packets in multimedia streaming applications. Instead of pre-buffering all incoming data packets until a certain threshold is reached, the streaming application starts playing out some of the data packets immediately after the arrival of the first data packet. Immediate play out of the first data packet, for example, results in minimum delay between channel selection and perception, thereby allowing a user to quickly scan through all available channels to quickly get a notion of the content. The immediate play out is done at a reduced speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Mathias R. Kretschmer, James H. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10168247
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for minimally intrusive fiber identification includes imparting a time-varying modulation onto an optical signal propagating in an optical fiber and subsequently detecting the presence of the time-varying modulation in the optical signal transmitting through the fiber to identify the fiber. In a specific embodiment of the invention, a time-varying curvature is imposed on the fiber to be identified and the presence of the resultant time variation in the transmitted power of a propagating optical signal is subsequently detected for identification of the manipulated fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Frigo, Patrick Iannone, Kenneth C. Reichmann
  • Patent number: 10171953
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to vehicle event notification via cell broadcast. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a system can receive an event message in response to an event. The system can extract information associated with the event from the event message. The system can determine an area of relevance for the event. The system can create an event notification message. The event notification message can be formatted as a cell broadcast message to be broadcast to a cell serving at least a portion of the area of relevance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Murali Narayanan, Thomas Becker, Zachery Carter, Roger Mahler, George Murphy, Paul Nichols
  • Patent number: 10148349
    Abstract: A method and system for providing joint IP/Optical Layer restoration mechanisms for the IP over Optical Layer architecture, particularly for protecting against router failure within such architecture, includes any one of plural node elements participating in the detection and restoration of the joint IP/Optical Layer architecture upon the failure of a router in one of the nodes. The plural node elements may include, but are not limited to, one of plural routers and an optical cross-connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Angela L. Chiu, John Lester Strand
  • Patent number: 10143008
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a first message during a first time interval of a frame from a device. Transmission of the first message is followed by a second time interval of the frame. The method further includes transmitting a second message during the second time interval. The second message is followed by a third time interval that is shorter than the second time interval. The third time interval includes a contention-free period, a contention period, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert Miller, Harry Worstell
  • Patent number: 10135722
    Abstract: An Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network provides connectivity to one or more customer premises to packet-bases services, such as ATM, Frame Relay, or IP while advantageously providing a mechanism for assuring security and regulation of customer traffic. Upon receipt of each customer-generated information frame, an ingress Multi-Service Platform (MSP) “tags” the frame with a customer descriptor that specifically identifies the recipient customer. In practice, the MSP tags each frame by overwriting the Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) identifier with the routing descriptor. Using the customer descriptor in each frame, a recipient Provider Edge Router (PER) or ATM switch can map the information as appropriate to direct the information to the specific customer. In addition, the customer descriptor may also include Quality of Service (QoS) allowing the recipient Provider Edge Router (PER) or ATM switch to vary the QoS level accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Chase, Stephen L. Holmgren, David Kinsky, John Babu Medamana, Jeewan P. Ramsaroop, Mateusz W. Szela
  • Patent number: 10127020
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new paradigm in Multimedia Services Creation Methodology, and new Service Creation and Service Execution Environments, based on this methodology. A service designer can access the Service Creation Environment via a Web based Graphical User Interface (GUI), to design new service in an automated way. The design process includes creation of the Service Logic Script (SLS), and associated databases that are used for storage of service and subscriber related data. The service developer (user) assembles Language Graphical Objects (LGO) into Service Logic Script. LGOs are part of a new graphical language that has been developed to meet multimedia service creation needs. They represent service control and call control primitive functions that have to be performed, in order to provide a multimedia service to service subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Siroos K. Afshar, Nancy Conley, Keith Kiser, William J. Leighton, III, Dinesh N. Lokhande, Patricia E. Mccrink, Shapour Neshatfar, Boguslaw J. Olszowy, Rajiv Patel, Sudhakar Rajamannar, Mark Szachara, Eberhard F. Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 10129686
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Patent number: 10126828
    Abstract: Bioacoustic sensors and wireless technologies are used for the control of electronic devices, such as wireless telephones, pagers, music/media players or personal laptops and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. Such control is implemented with certain systems, methods and apparatus which include bioacoustic sensors, a processor coupled to the bioacoustic sensors, and a transmitter coupled to the processor. The present invention is operative to detect particular hand and/or finger gestures, and to transmit control signals corresponding to the gestures for operative control of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, William Colyer Hill, Loren Gilbert Terveen
  • Publication number: 20180324252
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products mirror data between local memory and remote storage. A write command is sent from a server to a remote storage device, and a timer is established. A current time of the timer is compared to a maximum time period. If the maximum time period expires without receipt of an acknowledgment to the write command, then a write error is assumed to exist to the remote storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: James A. Gardner, Darrell G. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10122446
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a central controller that performs operations including monitoring multiple network nodes, at least some of the network nodes being in communication with others through respective point-to-point links. Each point-to-point link includes a respective free space optical channel. The central controller detects optical received signal strength of a free space optical channel falling below a certain level and provides control signals to reconfigure the multiple network nodes. Signals are re-routed along one of the respective point-to-point links through other network nodes responsive to detecting the optical received signal strength falling below the certain level Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, Jeevan Dodley, Lih-Yuan Lin, Robert R. Miller