Patents Assigned to AT&T Mobility II LLC
  • Patent number: 10278035
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for processing a communication. For example, a method may include a processor of a first mobile device receiving a communication for the first mobile device from a third-party device, the communication including a textual content, modifying the communication based upon a pairing profile associated with a second mobile device to create a modified communication, and forwarding the modified communication to the second mobile device via a wireless connection in accordance with the pairing profile. The method may further include the processor receiving a content responding to the communication from the second mobile device and transmitting a response message including the content to the third-party device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Ginger Chien
  • Patent number: 10278061
    Abstract: A system for dynamically providing or utilizing services and applications on a temporary or new device is provided. A user can send a message with a secure code that is forwarded to a home network associated with the user. The home network can initiate transferring data from an application repository on the home network to the visited network which can then install the application through over the air programming. Once installed on the device, the application can send authentication information including the subscriber identity module (SIM) information to a virtual SIM database on the visiting carrier or home carrier networks to enable the application and services on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Erie Lai Har Lau
  • Patent number: 10278026
    Abstract: The provision of dual mode services is facilitated. Access to the dual mode services is controlled by associating a mobile device to an access point. Subscribers are required to provide valid geographical addresses for access points associated with the mobile devices prior to provision of service. Consequently, physical addresses are necessarily available for emergency services (e.g., E911). Mobile devices are restricted to specific access points based upon the access point identifiers automatically provided during initialization of service and maintained for authorization purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Glass, Adnan Abu-Dayya
  • Patent number: 10277709
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer-readable storage device, and apparatus for determining a visitation profile for a user are disclosed. For example, the method gathers uniform resource locator visitation data from each user endpoint device of a plurality of user endpoint devices associated with the user, aggregates the uniform resource locator visitation data that is gathered from the plurality of user endpoint devices associated with the user, and determines the visitation profile for the user, wherein the visitation profile indicates a trend of the uniform resource locator visitation data over a time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, John Pastore, Rick Tipton
  • Patent number: 10271174
    Abstract: A network device can be placed in a central location to detect and disseminate mobile device data via a wireless network. The network device actions can be determined by an end-user device that receives subscription-based data. The end-user can determine parameters for communication between the network, network device, and the mobile device and determine actions based on the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Rick Tipton, Christine Thomas, Mark Austin
  • Patent number: 10271333
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to service aware carrier aggregation. According to one aspect disclosed herein, an eNodeB (“eNB”) can learn, via a primary serving cell (“PSC”), that a user equipment (“UE”) has a capability to utilize a carrier aggregation feature. The eNB can receive policy information and service information, and can learn, via the PSC, a service requested by the UE. The eNB can determine, based at least in part upon the policy information, the service information, and the service, whether to implement the carrier aggregation feature to provide the service to the UE. When the eNB determines that the carrier aggregation feature is to be implemented, the eNB can inform the UE to reconfigure a radio resource control (“RRC”) configuration to include the PSC and a secondary serving cell (“SSC”). The eNB can allocate physical media resources for the service from the PSC and the SSC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Hongyan Lei
  • Patent number: 10271236
    Abstract: Collection of crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can be utilized by mobile devices to self-learn and optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with the 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 and sent to a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10270688
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a first network element in local communication with a gateway of a core network portion of a mobility network. Establishment of a first logical network connection is facilitated between the first network element and a second network element in local communication with a remotely accessible system, such as a back-end system of an enterprise data center or cloud service provider. A request from a mobile device serviced by the mobility network is detected for access to a service of the remotely accessible system. The request and/or a translation of the request is forwarded to the second network element by way of the first logical network connection. The second network element forwards the translated request to the remotely accessible system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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