Patents Assigned to AT&T Mobility II LLC
  • Patent number: 10264130
    Abstract: A single visual voicemail communications session is established and used to provide various content to a visual voicemail client on a wireless device. Rather than requiring the establishment of multiple communications session in order to obtain messaging, multimedia, and other content types associated with a voicemail at a wireless device, all such content is obtained or accessed by a voicemail server and transmitted to the wireless device. The wireless device can provide visual voicemail client data to a voicemail server, enabling the voicemail server to modify content as needed so that it is compatible with the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Gholam-Reza Rahsaz
  • Patent number: 10264390
    Abstract: A radio access network system is described that determines a signal metric associated with a user equipment or device. The user equipment device can implement an altered transmission policy. The altered transmission policy can alter a strength of transmissions by increasing power consumption per transmission, increasing a length of timer per transmission, and altering other parameters of transmissions. The altered transmission policy can also alter an error correction policy. The error correction policy can indicate that error correction transmissions are to be decreased. The altered transmission policy can be implemented until the signal metric changes to a more desirable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Krinsky, Bahman Khosravi-Sichani
  • Patent number: 10264586
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a cloud-based communication resource controller that operates by correlating communication requirements, network parameters, end-user device information for a plurality of end-user devices in accordance with the position and trajectory data for these devices to generate correlated end-user and network data. The cloud-based communication resource controller allocates communication resources of a wireless access network for communication to the plurality of end-user devices and controls beamforming by the communication nodes in accordance with the position and trajectory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood Peitzer, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 10264512
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Steven Belz, Constance Missimer, Greg W. Edwards, James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi
  • Patent number: 10264517
    Abstract: Battery life of a user equipment (UE) can be extended when the UE is roaming internationally in a country that has multiple carrier networks each utilizing multiple public land mobile network (PLMN) identifiers. Scan control tables, stored in a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) of the UE, are populated with the identifiers of a PLMN having the highest priority in a defined area (e.g., Circle). A roaming control applet of the UICC can compare serving cell data with the scan control tables to determine if the UE is to perform a higher priority (HP) PLMN search. Utilization of the scan control table avoids unnecessary searches for HPPLMNs that are unavailable in the UE's current location and accordingly extends battery life of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10261832
    Abstract: A sorter receives a list of elements to be sorted. An element of the list is supplied to a selected one of a plurality of processing units to be processed. The selected one of the processing units sends the element to one of a plurality of list element cells, which rank orders the elements among other elements in the same list element storage as well as storing the position of each element from the original list. Each of the plurality of list element cells processes and stores a different range of element values. The element being processed is stored in sorted order in the list element cell that has an element value range that encompasses the value of the element of the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William C. Cottrill, Jeremy Fix
  • Publication number: 20190110094
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring and updating user availability based upon presence and television viewing behavior are described herein. In one embodiment, a presence system is used to detect a user's presence to update the user's availability status. The availability status is then used to update a contact list, voicemail message, and/or busy message. In further embodiments, user preferences are used in combination with presence data to update the user's availability status. In still further embodiments, a user's television viewing behavior is used in combination with the presence data, user preferences, or both to update the user's availability status. Alternative embodiments provide systems and methods in accordance with the present invention for other interactive devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mikan, Justin McNamara, Fulvio Cenciarelli, Anastasios Kefalas
  • Patent number: 10257585
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving registration information indicating a plurality of registered communication devices in proximity to a set-top box, the plurality of registered communication devices being registered according to a communication exchange between the set-top box and each of the plurality of registered communication devices, identifying a group of users associated with the plurality of registered communication devices, and determining characteristics for the group of users according to the identifying of the group of users, correlating the characteristics for the group of users, selecting a directed advertisement according to the correlating of the characteristics, and providing the directed advertisement to the set-top box for presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Juliette Zerick
  • Patent number: 10257691
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information. The reassignment of mobile subscriber identity information can be based on detecting a registration that utilizes a bootstrap mobile subscriber identity information or a registration based on a mobile subscriber identity information that the network has designated not for use by the particular communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10251103
    Abstract: Traffic associated with user equipment that are served by a first radio access network is steered to a second radio access network based on a rate of congestion criterion. Network load is monitored by an access point to determine rate of congestion data associated with the access point. As an example, the rate of congestion represents a change in network load of the access point over a defined time period. The rate of congestion data is then transmitted to one or more neighboring access points that can utilize the rate of congestion data to facilitate traffic steering, load balancing, and/or neighbor relationship management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Henderson, Hongyan Lei
  • Patent number: 10251150
    Abstract: A mobile communication device collects and reports location data associated with itself and with mobile communication devices within a proximity. The mobile communication device determines its location and detects the presence of another communication device located within the proximity of the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device determines a location of the other mobile communication device. The mobile communication device reports its location and the location of the other mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Mark Austin, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10250756
    Abstract: Methods for provisioning wireline or wireless services and goods to at least one prepaid or postpaid customer in a communications network are provided. In one such method, a request is received for at least one service or good from a prepaid customer and it is determined based upon the request if sufficient funds are available to pay for the requested service and, if not, a warning message is sent to the customer. If funds are available a payment for the requested service or good is deducted from the customer's account, the account balance is updated, and an authorization is sent to the service node that facilitates the requested service or good. Upon receipt of the authorization, the service node is permitted to access the requested service or good in accordance with a parameter. Other similar methods are provided for postpaid customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: John Scott Daniel, Tina Michelle Guess, Thomas McGinty, Melody Ezell Eclavea, Christopher John Pidgeon, Lauren Lucille Champion, Yvette Sass Salley
  • Patent number: 10251088
    Abstract: Load balancing is facilitated utilizing geographical location and mobility speed. An example method includes receiving, by a first cell device including a processor and associated with a first cell, from a device of devices, information indicative of whether the device has detected cell type information from a second cell device associated with a second cell, wherein at least a portion of the second cell is located within a first boundary of the first cell. The method also includes: determining, by the first cell device, a mobility characteristic of the device, wherein the devices comprise respective mobility characteristics; and selecting, by the first cell device, the device of the devices to associate with the second cell based on the mobility characteristic of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Slawomir Stawiarski, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10243910
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media for threading calls and messages are provided. A method can include: receiving messaging content; and displaying the messaging content in a single thread, wherein the messaging content is threaded and a thread of the messaging content comprises at least one text message and at least one call. The method can further include threading the messaging content, wherein the threading comprises ordering the messaging content based, at least, on a time at which received ones of the messaging content are received at a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Cristy Swink, Jason Sikes, David Merkoski, Benjamin Fineman, Jonathan Solis Snydal, Megan Elisabeth Knight
  • Patent number: 10244581
    Abstract: A public safety analytics gateway includes a front end processor configured to communicate with a network gateway and a public safety enterprise server and a data collector in communication with the front end processor, wherein the front end processor is configured to receive public safety data from the public service enterprise server and forward the public safety data to both the network gateway and the data collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Routt
  • Patent number: 10243622
    Abstract: An inter-cell interference coordination procedure in heterogeneous networks (HetNets) is enhanced based on utilization of cell profile data associated with neighbor access points to improve HetNet spectrum efficiency, mobility performance, and/or overall network capacity. In one aspect, a macro access point can receive cell profile data associated with neighbor access points and modify a power level of reduced-power almost blank subframes (ABS) transmitted by the macro access point to manage macro cell capacity. Further, the macro access point can configure the ABS pattern and transmit the ABS pattern to the neighbor access points. Based on the ABS pattern, the neighbor access points can schedule transmissions to user equipment that are located at (or close to) their cell-edge to reduce inter-cell interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Hongyan Lei
  • Patent number: 10237719
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information by way of detecting registration error messages. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Clifton Ashman Campbell, Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10237727
    Abstract: Content of wireless equipment (WE) is managed over-the-air (OTA). Content is germane to feature(s) of the WE and is related to operation thereof. Management of the content is automatically implemented in response to attachment of the WE to a confined-coverage access point (AP). The WE and a network server enable, in part, such management. The confined-coverage AP enables exchange of signaling and data associated with management of the content amongst the WE and the network server. Content includes software (SW); management OTA of SW can include update of an in-use version of a SW application or related SW component(s). SW update signaling can comprise message(s) conveying a WE identifier and in-use version(s) of SW; request(s) for an update instruction; request(s) for at least one file associated with the SW; or message(s) indicative of availability of version(s) of SW newer than the in-use version(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Juan Derrick Smith
  • Patent number: 10231002
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P, AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Patent number: 10231134
    Abstract: Network planning based on collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data can optimize access point frequency and/or bandwidth selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected at a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile from which the network can facilitate access point frequency and/or bandwidth selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber