Patents Assigned to AT&T Mobility II LLC
  • Patent number: 12038293
    Abstract: Dynamic customization of an autonomous vehicle experience is presented herein. A dynamic recommendation engine can comprise a subscriber interface component, a data component, and a configuration component. The subscriber interface component can receive, from a subscriber of an autonomous vehicle service, a request specifying a route of transport by an autonomous vehicle; and based on the request, the data component can obtain, via a network slice comprising a virtual network function of the autonomous vehicle service, profile information for the subscriber and route information for the route. Further, the configuration component can determine, via the network slice based on the profile information and the route information, configuration data for the autonomous vehicle, and send, via the network slice, the configuration data directed to the autonomous vehicle to facilitate the transport by the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Erie Lai Har Lau, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 12041320
    Abstract: An example method performed by a processing system includes retrieving a digital model of a media element from a database storing a plurality of media elements, wherein the media element is to be inserted into a scene of an audiovisual media, rendering the media element in the scene of the audiovisual media, based on the digital model of the media element and on metadata associated with the digital model to produce a rendered media element, wherein the metadata describes a characteristic of the media element and a limit on the characteristic, and inserting the rendered media element into the scene of the audiovisual media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: John Oetting, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Jason Decuir, Terrel Lecesne
  • Patent number: 12028124
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques are presented that can provide point-to-point analysis to generate an improved signal strength prediction (SSP) based on, e.g., earth surface image data processing and analysis to draw conclusions of line of sight (LOS) along the propagation path between a BTS or another AP transmitter and CPE receiver. For example, USGS image data and/or elevation data of locations are identified to correspond to signal propagation between the transmitter and receiver can be analyzed for LOS signal quality at a fixed location, in addition to the statistical model prediction of the RF signal quality. As a result, foliage or terrain that obstructs the LOS can be identified and utilized to improve SSP by eliminating the additional pathloss due to LOS obstructions. Such can provide a significant improvement to SSP results that are conventionally predicted by statistical models rather than a point-to-point analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhen Wan, Xiaoyu Wang, Ravi Raina, Eric Antonio Alino, Zhefeng Li
  • Patent number: 12028780
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a network device that comprises a processing system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations. The operations include obtaining timing advance data regarding a communication device served by the network; the timing advance data is collected by a network element coupled to the network device, and the network element communicates with the communication device using control-plane signaling. The timing advance data is processed using location data regarding the network element to determine a geolocation of the communication device. The geolocation is stored at a storage device; the network device and storage device are included in a secure portion of the network. The geolocation is provided to equipment of a network customer accessing the secure portion of the network via a secure interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Bartlett, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Becker
  • Patent number: 12022363
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a processing system that analyses, without user intervention, content of a first message directed from equipment of a sending user to equipment of a receiving user, to identify a task. The processing system determines that the receiving user is unable to perform the task according to biometric data of the receiving user. The biometric data is selected from one of heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and combinations thereof. According to the content of the first message and the biometric data obtained from the receiving user, the processing system determines that the task should be delegated to another user, and responsive thereto, provides a second message associated with the task to equipment of the other user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Dana Tardelli, Ginger Chien, Adrianne Luu, Leonid Razoumov, Nemmara K. Shankaranarayanan
  • Patent number: 12015934
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to using dynamically layered beamformed control signals in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include, identifying a group of different directions radiating from beamforming antenna equipment of base station equipment. The method can further include facilitating transmitting a first beamformed signal according to a first direction of the group of different directions. Further, the method can include facilitating transmitting a second beamformed signal according to a second direction of the group of different directions, with the second direction being selected based on a sequence of directions, and where transmitting beamformed signals to the group of different directions is based on the sequence of directions can facilitate establishment of wireless coverage for a corresponding geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Ju Ho, Effendi Jubilee
  • Patent number: 12015932
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, transmitting a first identifier associated with a processing system to a communication device, transmitting first data to the communication device, obtaining, from the communication device and based on the transmitting of the first identifier and the first data, a first directive, wherein the first directive directs the processing system to utilize a first radio access technology for a first communication session, and utilizing, based on the first directive, the first radio access technology for the first communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Paul Edward Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20240191989
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that formulates an inference that a first group of mobile devices are at ground level, and obtains, for the first group of mobile devices, positions and barometric pressure readings. Ground heights with respect to a common reference height are determined for the first group of mobile devices, and reference barometric pressures are calculated for the first group of mobile devices, at the common reference height according to the barometric pressure readings and the determined ground heights. At least a portion of the reference barometric pressures are combined to obtain a reference barometric pressure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 12010573
    Abstract: A system for delaying or inhibiting data is provided in order to shorten the time required for a reselection process from a first communication protocol to a second communication protocol. Reselection from the first communication protocol to the second communication protocol (e.g., 3G to 4G) requires a period of time without data transfers to allow the reselection to complete. The system delays or inhibits data transfers on the mobile device until the reselection process completes or the mobile device is idle for a predetermined length of time. In an embodiment, the system can buffer outgoing data and then send the data once the reselection has completed. In other embodiments, the system can drop packet sessions or ignore incoming packet pages. In another embodiment, the system can delay or inhibit data based on the priority of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Haywood Peitzer
  • Patent number: 12010543
    Abstract: Adjusting a network path between a user equipment and a network edge cloud instance is disclosed. The adjustment of the network path can be based on performance of the network path. The performance of the network path can be ranked, based on performance, against other network paths. In an embodiment, the other network paths can be between the user equipment and the network edge cloud instance. Additionally, the other network paths can be between the user equipment and another network edge cloud instance that can be located remotely from the network edge cloud instance. In an embodiment, a recommendation can be provided to a cloud service provider to enable the cloud service provider to adjust a characteristic of an application or service performed by a network edge cloud instance. The disclosed subject matter can provide advantages over conventional cloud instances that are typically supported on a device located distant from a network device operated by a network provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Samuel Barchi, Erie Lai Har Lau, Yehoshuva Arasavelli
  • Publication number: 20240187851
    Abstract: Cellular connections can be used to provision non-cellular devices such as internet-of-things (IOT) devices. For example, IoT devices can comprise Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular capabilities. However, the cellular capability can be used to provision the IoT devices using non-internet protocol data delivery to prevent security vulnerabilities. Data can be transmitted to the IoT device using core elements without using an IP stack. Thus, IoT device configurations and the keys can be provisioned over-the-air without the use of internet protocol data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Alexander, Robert Holden, Jeffrey Martin Bartlett
  • Patent number: 12003980
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting an interruption of a supply of operating power to a cell site of a cellular communication network, estimating an estimated time to restoration (ETR) of the supply of operating power to the cell site, wherein the estimating is based on information of an operator of the cellular communication network, determining, based in part on the ETR, to dispatch a portable generator to the cell site to provide a new supply of operating power to the cell site, and initiating a communication to dispatch the portable generator. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Osinski, Mark Brisbay, Zihui Ge, He Yan, Shuai Hao, Hector Perez, Gavin Anderson, Jason Tipton
  • Patent number: 12004083
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides techniques for managing negotiation of power saving mode (PSM) parameters between a user equipment (UE) and core network device of a wireless communication network. In this regard, a method is provided that includes facilitating establishing, by a device comprising a processor, a wireless communication link with a network device of a wireless network. The method can further include, based on a determination that a power saving mode retry protocol for the device is enabled, determining, by the device, a number of times the network device previously instructed the device to use network values for power saving mode timers instead of device values for the power saving mode timers in association with the device operating in a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 12003667
    Abstract: A call challenger can receive a user input from a called party identity to opt-in to a call challenge service, and a second user input of a keyword. When the call challenger receives a call directed to a user equipment of the called party identity, the call challenger can prompt the calling party to provide an audible response. In response to a receipt of the audible response, the call challenger can convert the audible response to a text. The call challenger can compare the text with the keyword to determine if there is a sufficient match. In response to the determining the output of the comparing does not satisfy a threshold match score, the call challenger can prevent the call from connecting with the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Brandon Hilliard, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 11997578
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, over a network from a plurality of mobile devices via a plurality of installed SDKs, sensor data captured by one or more sensors of the plurality of mobile devices, where the sensor data includes geomagnetic data captured within a particular building; providing, over the network, the sensor data to a geomagnetic mapping server to enable generation of a geomagnetic footprint for the particular building that is aggregated with indoor mapping data for the particular building and stored as a map in a mapping repository; and providing, over the network, the map of the particular building to a communication device for presentation at the communication device along with real-time locations of first responders in the particular building, where the real-time locations are determined according to real-time sensor data including real-time geomagnetic data captured by sensors of the first responders. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Hildebrant, Mingwun Li, Shih-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 11995739
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving information about an augmented reality (AR) environment which includes a plurality of objects and a user participating in the AR environment, the user viewing the AR environment through a user equipment, receiving context information for the AR environment, identifying a diminished reality (DR) object of the plurality of objects, wherein the identifying is responsive to the context information, modifying the AR environment to render the DR object invisible to the user viewing the AR environment through user equipment, monitoring movement of one or more objects of the AR environment including the DR object, and modifying visibility of the DR object to the user viewing the AR environment through user equipment as a notification of a possible collision between the user and the DR object, wherein the modifying is responsive to detecting a risk of collision. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Terrel Michael LeCesne, Eric Zavesky, Jason Allen DeCuir, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 11991634
    Abstract: A method, system, computer readable storage medium, or apparatus provides for or both the use of long extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) and long power saving mode (PSM) without having to wait for the activity timer expiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Darwin Parra, Robert Holden, Jeff Bartlett
  • Patent number: 11978288
    Abstract: A smart communications hub can enable management of driverless and/or autonomous vehicles. Separating current wireless data from driverless vehicle sensor data can allow for quicker resolutions involving driverless vehicles. The smart communications hub can communicate to other groups such as driverless vehicle providers, service providers, vehicle management, law enforcement, etc. The smart communications hub can also process request from both mobile applications and micro-service applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Kaveri Raman
  • Publication number: 20240147250
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing device usage data that can be generated when end user devices connect with the network; and analyzing the device usage data according to identification information of the deployable cell site, which enables determining or estimating a location of the deployable cell site. In one embodiment, this analysis can be based on device usage reports and network performance data. A performance report and/or location map can be generated for an area associated with the deployable cell site. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jason Young, Muhammed Abughrara
  • Publication number: 20240147357
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, initiating a data request over a mobile network, and identifying a group of parameters associated with the data request. Further embodiments include selecting a first active network associated with a first active access point name (APN) (or data network name (DNN) from a group of networks based on the group of parameters, and the mobile network comprises the group of networks. Additional embodiments include identifying a first access point for the first active network associated with the first active APN/DNN, and establishing a first data communication session associated with the data request to a first group of communication devices communicatively coupled to the first active network via the first access point. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Teresa Hagerty, Suzanne Richards, Bart Harrison