Patents Assigned to AT&T Mobility II LLC
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10231204
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that registers a communication device with a temporary IMSI shared among multiple communication devices with a virtual registration function. Further, the system provisions an active IMSI using a virtual Over-the-Air (OTA) function onto the communication device and indicates to the communication device to register with a registration function using the active IMSI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10231281
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides techniques for managing negotiation of extended idle mode discontinuous reception eDRX parameters between a usr equipment (UE) and core network device of a wireless communication network. In this regard, a method is provided that includes establishing, by a device comprising a processor, a wireless communication link with a network device of a wireless network. The method further includes determining, by the device, based on a determination that an idle mode retry protocol for the device is enabled, a number of times the network device has previously instructed the device to use a network value for an idle mode parameter instead of a device value for the idle mode parameter in association with the device operating in an idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Yupeng Jia
  • 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: 10230845
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for customized communication routing based on user information. When a presence of a first user is detected on a pre-designated webpage of a plurality of webpages of a website, attribute information of the first user is obtained in response to the detected presence and the pre-designated webpage is dynamically modified to display a communication routing option based on the attribute information of the first user. The communication routing option displayed to the first user is different from a communication routing option displayed to a second user having different attribute information. The routing option available to the second user is hidden from display to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Dinardo, Axel Wells, Thomas Norman
  • Patent number: 10229411
    Abstract: Fraud analysis for a location aware transaction is disclosed. Location information can be associated with historical fraud events. A location of user equipment can be analyzed against historical fraud information associated with the location to facilitate determination of a fraud factor value. The fraud factor value can reflect a determination related to a likelihood of fraud occurring in an instant transaction based on the historic fraud events proximate to the location. The determination can be based on fraud rules. Further aspects provide for abstraction of the fraud factor to limit exposure of personal information associated with wireless carrier subscribers in fraud analysis for a location aware transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Mark Austin, John Pastore
  • Publication number: 20190075185
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and/or interacting with a profile verification service. A processor executing a profile verification service can receive a request to verify a user profile associated with a user of a social networking application. The processor can identify a computing device associated with the user profile, obtain location data that relates to the user profile and the computing device, and identify an activity associated with the computing device based upon the location data. The processor can determine if the user profile is accurate based upon the activity identified. If a determination is made that the user profile is accurate, the processor can verify the user profile. If a determination is made that the user profile is not accurate, the processor can update the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Patterson, Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10225816
    Abstract: Downlink signal strength measurements from base stations (BSs) are reported by mobile devices to facilitate mobile device locating. A system receives the signal strength information and determines whether the mobile device is within a selected distance from any of the BSs in response to detecting that signal strength information for one of the BSs is greater than a predefined value. The system determines an area over which to search for the mobile device if the system fails to detect that the signal strength information for any of the BSs is greater than the predefined value. The area over which the search is performed is an intersection of all regions determined by the signal strengths of the BSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10225733
    Abstract: Access management to femto cell service is provided through access control list(s), e.g., white list(s), or black list(s). White list(s) include a set of subscriber station(s) identifier numbers, codes, or tokens, and also can include additional fields for femto cell access management based on desired complexity. White list(s) can have associated white list profile(s) therewith to establish logic of femto coverage access based on the white list(s). Access lists exchange among subscribers that posses provisioned femto access points and elect to share access lists also is provided. Transference of access list(s) among subscribers is secured and based at least in part on subscriber privacy policy. Subscribers can be prompted to opt in access list sharing, or to update privacy policies to allow reciprocate sharing and update privacy settings. Based at least in part on association criteria, a component identifies femto access points with which a subscriber accesses lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Donald Huber, Judson John Flynn, William Gordon Mansfield
  • Patent number: 10225802
    Abstract: Negotiation of power saving mode (PSM) parameters between a user equipment (UE) and core network device of a wireless communication network is managed. In one embodiment, 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: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 10219261
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a control signal to a self organizing network controller, are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor receives a change, determines whether the change to at least one network element maintains an acceptable level for one or more service quality metrics based on a predicted service quality metric calculated using a modeling function, generates a control signal based on the determining, and transmits the control signal to the self organizing network controller to cause the self organizing network controller to configure the at least one network element in a communication network in accordance with the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ajay Mahimkar, Shomik Pathak, David Lee Applegate, Sarat Puthenpura, Zihui Ge, Kurt Huber, Swati Roy
  • Patent number: 10219043
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that facilitates sharing, by a mobile phone user, content that the user has viewed on a television coupled to a media processor. A message is initiated via a messaging client of the mobile phone, and a video clip is obtained by the mobile phone from the media processor. Additional video content provided at the mobile phone is attached to the video clip. The format of the video clip is converted to enable presentation of the converted video clip at a recipient device; the converted video clip is transmitted to the recipient device via the messaging client. The media processor and the mobile phone form a natively integrated device, so that a video clip of the content can be produced and transmitted without installation of an application on the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Christopher McNair Wood
  • Patent number: 10219126
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Brian Greaves, Stephen Thomas Hardin, Erie Lai Har Lau, Robert Osterwise
  • Patent number: 10219192
    Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved by leveraging an adaptive dejitter buffer. The dejitter buffer can be dynamically adjusted based off a network data analysis. A communication handover can be adjusted or shifted based on voice inactivity data related to a forecasted punctuation. The dejitter buffer memory/depth of a mobile device can also be adjusted in accordance with receiving a delay interruption length associated with another mobile device. Thereafter, the dejitter buffer memory can be filled with voice packet data to decrease a packet delay variation at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Sanjay Gupta