Patents Assigned to AT&T Mobility II LLC
  • Patent number: 11032239
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, from a first network, a first request for a first global internet protocol (IP) address that is to be allocated to a first device that is provisioned on the first network, the first device being provisioned on the first network prior to allocation of the first global IP address, the first device being provisioned on the first network via use of a first subscriber identity that is associated with the first device and that is recognized by the first network, the first request including the first subscriber identity; generating, responsive to the first request, the first global IP address, the first global IP address enabling communication with the first device when the first device is subsequently registered on a second network, the first subscriber identity being stored in a database as corresponding to the first global IP address that is generated; and sending, to the first network, the first global IP address that had been generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Propety I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Arturo Maria, Jeffrey Joseph Farah
  • Patent number: 11032697
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on intercepting registration requests and simulated registrations can be performed without providing a unique device identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 11032703
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving from a first cellular-capable apparatus operating in a first area outside of coverage of a cellular network, an authentication request to connect to a non-stationary cellular host, determining, according to the authentication request, whether the first cellular-capable apparatus is subscribed to a first service of a plurality of services supported by the non-stationary cellular host, and, in response, instantiating at the non-stationary cellular host a first set of virtual network functions required to facilitate the service for the cellular-capable apparatus, and facilitating the service to the first cellular-capable apparatus according to a first set of virtual network functions to generate first information associated with the first cellular-capable apparatus. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Erie Lai Har Lau
  • Patent number: 11032735
    Abstract: A system that can detect a congested network node device that is overloaded due to number of user equipment (UE) devices connected to the network node device being determined to have exceeded a connection threshold; determine a second network node device that is available to establish connections with at least some of the UEs connected to the congested network node device; identify a third network node device that is transferring UE devices to the congested network node device to create additional connections; and transmit a cell individual offset (CIO) parameter and cell hysteresis offsets to the third network node device to reduce transferring UE devices to the congested network node device, and another CIO parameter and cell hysteresis offsets to the second network node device to increase establishment of the UE connection from the congested network node device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Slawomir Stawiarski, Mochamad Mirza, Arthur Brisebois, Vladimir Gusavac
  • Publication number: 20210168685
    Abstract: Aspects include selecting a first edge device to provide a first part of a service to a user equipment, establishing a first session between the first edge device and a device for a duration of the service, establishing a second session between the first edge device and the user equipment in accordance with a first access technology to transfer first data associated with the first part of the service to the user equipment, and responsive to determining that at least one parameter associated with the second session falls below a threshold performing: handing-over the second session to a second edge device to transfer second data associated with a second part of the service to the user equipment, establishing a third session between a third edge device and the user equipment to transfer third data associated with the second part of the service to the user equipment, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Brian J. Keller
  • Publication number: 20210168629
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, identifying a primary serving cell and a secondary serving cell, wherein the primary serving cell facilitates one of attachment, re-attachment or mobility, or any combination thereof, of a mobile device in association with coordination of a wireless service between the primary serving cell, the secondary serving cell and the mobile device. A latency value associated with a message exchange is determined between the primary and secondary serving cells via a messaging interface, and compared to latency requirements, which correspond to a group of mobile service features. A mobile service feature of the group is associated with the wireless service based on the comparison. The wireless service includes a coordinated exchange of wireless signals between the primary serving cell and the mobile device and between the secondary serving cell and the mobile device based on the mobile service feature. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Yonghui Tong
  • Publication number: 20210168662
    Abstract: Aspects include identifying an application executed by a communication device, identifying a first edge device capable of providing a first portion of a service in accordance with a first access technology and a second edge device capable of providing the first portion of the service in accordance with a second access technology that is different from the first access technology, selecting one of the first edge device or the second edge device as a first selected edge device, wherein the selecting is based on the identifying of the application, and establishing a communication session between the first selected edge device and the communication device in accordance with the access technology of the first selected edge device to facilitate a transfer of first data associated with the first portion of the service from the first selected edge device to the communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Brian J. Keller
  • Patent number: 11025607
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to vehicle-to-everything (“V2X”) certificate management. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a system can receive a CRL from a security credential management (“SCM”) system. The CRL can identify one or more certificates that have been determined to be invalid, such as when the certificate(s) has expired. The certificate(s) can be utilized by a vehicle for secure communications, including vehicle-to-vehicle (“V2V”) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (“V2I”) (collectively V2X). The system can format the CRL as a cell broadcast message. The system can then create a cell broadcast request directed to a cell broadcast center (“CBC”). The cell broadcast request can include the CRL formatted as the cell broadcast message. The system can send the cell broadcast request to the CBC to instruct the CBC to broadcast the CRL as the cell broadcast message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Murali Narayanan, Roger Mahler, Paul Nichols, George Murphy, Zachery Carter, Senthil Ramakrishnan, Thomas Becker
  • Patent number: 11025978
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, at a broadcast image processor, from a single broadcast event, a plurality of camera feeds, wherein the camera feeds each comprise an image of the single broadcast event from a different angle, providing, by the broadcast image processor, a summary of the plurality of camera feeds to a media processor, receiving, by the broadcast image processor, a request to select a requested angle from among the plurality of camera feeds from the media processor, and creating, by the broadcast image processor, a custom view from the plurality of camera feeds according to the request for the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 11019542
    Abstract: When frequency range (FR)1 (e.g., Sub6Ghz radio coverage), and FR2 (e.g., mmW coverage) are present in a given area, there can be a broader coverage from FR1 broadcasting in addition to targeted coverage from FR2 broadcasting. Consequently, FR1 can overlap FR2. To generate system efficiencies, the FR1 and FR2 spectrums can be combined by carrier aggregation (CA) and/or dual connectivity (DC). Thus, a hybrid approach can combine use of both CA and DC, based on radio access network instructions and radio frequency conditions experienced by a user equipment device as it transitions between CA and DC coverage areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Yonghui Tong, Kurt Huber, Hongyan Lei, Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 11017664
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to an integrated telecommunications roadside unit for supporting vehicle-to-everything (“V2X”) communications are disclosed herein. Embodiments of an integrated telecommunications roadside unit can include a processor and a memory that store computer-executable instructions that configure a processor to perform operations. The operations can include intercepting a vehicle-to-vehicle communication that is provided from a first vehicle to a second vehicle. The vehicle-to-vehicle communication can be transmitted using a direct transmission mode. The operations can further include encapsulating the vehicle-to-vehicle communication in a user plane package. The operations can also include routing the user plane package to a destination network access node, where the destination network access node is outside of a direct communication range corresponding to the first vehicle and the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Zachery Carter, Roger Mahler, Erie Lai Har Lau, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11019157
    Abstract: Techniques for instantiating and managing microservices for use in connection with devices associated with a core network are presented. A service management component (SMC) can determine a subgroup of services to be used for a group of one or more devices based on results of analysis of characteristics and service conditions associated with the group of devices, wherein a characteristic can relate to whether a device is stationary or mobile. At a desired time(s), which can be periodically, dynamically, or upon request, SMC can instantiate or facilitate instantiating the subgroup of services to facilitate communicating data associated with the device(s) using the subgroup of services. The services can comprise a connectionless service, connection-oriented service, charging service, authentication service, UPF services, or other services. SMC can employ the connectionless service when a device is stationary, but the connectionless service can be extended to devices when they are nomadic or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11012916
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a processor and memory storing instructions that cause the processor to effectuate operations. The operations include determining that the mobile device does not meet a camping threshold for a cell of a network, determining that the mobile device is synchronized with the cell, and permitting a limited network communication between the mobile device and the network via the cell. The limited network communication may be limited to text-only communications, emergency communications, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Robert Steven Klein
  • Patent number: 11012891
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for relative quality of service indicators. A processor obtains quality of service data for a sector that is serving a user device. In response to determining that a quality of service associated with the sector is degraded, an offer can be provided to the user device to upgrade the quality of service. In response to detecting acceptance of the offer, enhancement of the quality of service can be triggered. Quality of service data for the sector can be collected. The quality of service data can represent the quality of service for the user device and a further quality of service for another device located in the sector. Quality of service display data that presents the quality of service for the user device and the further quality of service for the other device can be generated and provided to the user device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Tamara Lynne MacKinney, Gary Casagrande
  • Publication number: 20210144523
    Abstract: Centralized management of the Internet of Things resolves user difficulties. Connected devices may be associated with an owner's or user's electronic profile. The electronic profile may be represented as a graphical user interface (such as a webpage), thus allowing remote management of the connected devices. The owner or user may thus configure the electronic profile to define what electronic data is shared and with whom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Brian Greaves, Stephen Thomas Hardin, Erie Lai Har Lau, Robert Osterwise
  • Patent number: 11004278
    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: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Kaveri Raman
  • Patent number: 11006253
    Abstract: Follow-the-user (FTU) service can be implemented within a telecommunication data services platform to provide flexibility for end users to use their service subscriptions with any capable devices/vehicles. Currently, service subscriptions are generally tied to one device/vehicle that can be used to access the services, instead of the actual end user who uses the services. Therefore, a device/vehicle identifier can be utilized in accordance with an online billing and identification platform to identify end-user subscribers and associate their subscription services to a device/vehicle for which they are utilizing collect service usage, as well as to assign to its owner for the billing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Mei Tong, Leonard Burnett, Vadim Nerovnia, John Croft
  • Patent number: 11005743
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising providing services over a network to a device, and constructing device capability and usage profiles. A level of service quality for the device is adjusted by adjusting a latency criterion regarding connection of the device to the network; adjusting a speed of transmissions to or from the device; and altering a routing of transmissions to or from the device. The network can be partitioned so that the adjusted service quality level is provided by a network portion having a predetermined level of resources. The adjusted service quality level can comprise a first level while the device is active and a second level while the device is inactive; the first level is higher than the second level. The first and second levels are lower than a service quality level provided by another network portion. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Emily Soelberg, Nabil Mastan, Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10999615
    Abstract: A personal base station (PBS) having wireless video capability. The PBS authenticates a mobile device within range for cellular services, and authenticates the user for a level of service for cable television. The PBS operates in accordance with a dual-purpose subscriber identity system (SIS) includes a subscriber mobile identity component (SMIC) and a video security component (VSC) such that the cellular and television services can be authenticated. Mobile devices incorporating the disclosed innovations, as well as the PBS, can access video content from a cable television provider through any available broadband link, regardless of the mobile device's physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jerald J. Gnuschke, David W. Holmes, David K. Smith, Christopher A. White
  • Patent number: 10999345
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to real-time video delivery for connected home (“CH”) applications. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies, a CH controller (“CHC”) can receive a request for delivery of a video stream captured by a CH video camera to a user device. The CHC can determine availability of a wireline communications link to a wireline network and availability of a wireless communications link to a wireless network over which to deliver the video stream to the user device. In response to determining that the wireline communications link and the wireless communications link are available, the CHC can obtain a wireline performance measurement for the wireline communications link, obtain a wireless performance measurement for the wireline communications link, compare the wireline performance measurement and the wireless performance measurement, and select either the wireline communications link or the wireless communications link based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Jing Wu, Bo Lee