Patents Assigned to AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10315378
    Abstract: Improved containment mats and systems of containment mats may include multiple adjoining mats with a top surface and a bottom surface. The multiple mats may provide a modular structural mat system that may be installed at a drill site, with multiple mats placed adjacent to each other with a lap joint connecting adjacent mats. A geotextile may be used to cover the lap joints and a coating applied to the geotextile. Such a system may provide containment of potential spills, a reliable working surface for drilling operations, and relatively fast and less expensive installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Diamond T. Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ingalls
  • Patent number: 10296300
    Abstract: A method of aiding creation of a service offer associated with a Service Delivery Framework (SDF) includes providing a plurality of reusable Application Objects (AOs) that may be associated with an Interactive Development Environment (IDE). The AOs are prototype customer facing service offers that include standardized functions supporting ordering, billing, management and monitoring. The AOs also include standardized event formats and configurable attributes that affect the behavior and pricing of service offers derived from the AOs. A Services Marketplace facilitates reuse of AOs and supports relationships between customers, application creators, service providers and OSS/BSS providers. A computer-readable medium includes instructions that when executed by a computing device aids in creation of a service offer associated with a SDF by providing a plurality of reusable Application Objects (AOs) in the context of a services marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Erickson, Samuel Glazer
  • Patent number: 10006273
    Abstract: Improved containment mats and systems of containment mats may include multiple adjoining mats with a top surface and a bottom surface, and a liner material placed between the top and bottom surfaces. The multiple mats may provide a modular structural mat system that may be installed at a drill site, with multiple mats placed adjacent to each other with a lap joint connecting adjacent mats. A geotextile may be used to cover the lap joints and a coating applied to the geotextile. Such a system may provide containment of potential spills, a reliable working surface for drilling operations, and relatively fast and less expensive installation. The liner and geotextile may be a 100 mil well pad liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Diamond T Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ingalls
  • Patent number: 8583373
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing enhanced navigation services are disclosed. A navigation system can include a memory, a processor, and a location determination device. The navigation system can receive data that indicates the location of a device. The navigation system can generate notifications for the device. The navigation system can interrupt communications at the device to provide notifications, if desired. Methods for providing notifications during enhanced navigation sessions also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary Anne Hicks
  • Patent number: 8548138
    Abstract: Presenting data received from service providers includes receiving billing data from each of the service providers and formatting, by at least one processor, the billing data in a standardized format. A single bill that consolidates the billing data in the standardized format for each of the service providers, and displays the billing data in the standardized format according to a user-defined organizational relationship for a billed entity, is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: AT&T Services, Inc, Pacific Telesis Shared Services, Southwestern Bell Communications Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bonnie Clark, Emma M. Espinoza, Catherine E. Harris, Margaret M. Hassel, Anita Elizabeth Neroda, Michael Thane Paquette, Danny Lee Roper, Carolyn Marie Ukena, Stephen James Votava
  • Publication number: 20130007822
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that enable the use of a multi-service endpoint device to integrate features and functions of voice and/or data services with IPTV service through a TV console are disclosed. For example, the method connects a multi-service endpoint device (MSED) to a plurality of networks, where at least one of the plurality of networks provides a voice service, and where at least one of the plurality of networks provides an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service. The method then integrates the voice service with the IPTV service using the MSED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventor: JOSEPH SOMMER
  • Publication number: 20110275364
    Abstract: System(s), device(s), method(s), and user interfaces are provided to enable a subscriber device to report network operation conditions, such as network performance incidents, to receive feedback from the network related to the incident and available or possibly available solutions, and to produce network intelligence suitable for network planning and network performance enhancement. Reporting of network performance incidents can be characterized by location and time of occurrence, wherein these intelligence is provided by the user device. Feedback provided by the network is based on the network performance data received as part of reporting an incident. The reporting described herein enables a network operator to generate network planning intelligence based on actual network performance as experienced at the subscriber level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicants: AT&T SERVICES, INC., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Mark Austin, Michael Salmon, Joseph Dennisson, Michael Bates, Stephen Kelly, Lawrence Ryan, Sheldon Meredith
  • Publication number: 20100246436
    Abstract: A process and system for user-controlled configuration of an Internet-protocol (IP) network wherein the user may supply input for generating a network classification profile (NCP), which includes a number of classes of service (COSs) for prioritizing network traffic. Network packets belonging to a COS may be classified according to a packet parameter. The NCP may be used to prioritize packets sent to the network from a network ingress router. A queuing profile for scheduling packets received from the network based on the NCP may also be generated and used by a network egress router. The packet parameter may be based on information in the packet header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, Paritosh Bajpay, David H. Lu, Anand Singh
  • Publication number: 20100161770
    Abstract: A process and system for user-controlled configuration of an Internet protocol network. The user may supply input for generating a network classification profile, which includes a number of classes of service (COSs) for prioritizing network traffic, including video transmission. A quality of service (QOS) may be measured and compared with a COS for video transmission. Depending on the measured QOS, a network alert may be issued and a priority of packets associated with the COS for video transmission may be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ferro, Luis Figueroa, David H. Lu, Chen Yui Yang
  • Publication number: 20100158466
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and routing a fiber optic cable to an equipment cabinet is described. The apparatus includes a storage tray having a planar surface for accommodating the fiber optic cable. The tray is mounted to an upper end of the equipment cabinet. The tray has a plurality of routing channels extending along the planar surface and a portion thereof extending along at least one surface of the equipment cabinet generally perpendicular to the planar surface, with each of the routing channels defining a minimum bend radius to restrict over bending of the fiber optic cable. The tray has a central portion for accommodating the fiber optic cable, and the plurality of routing channels are in communication with the central portion and extending downward towards equipment supported by the equipment cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Cassidy, David L. Funston
  • Publication number: 20100153566
    Abstract: Requested content is monitored and metadata for the content is accessed and reported to an administrator communication device. The reported metadata may be indicative of a classification of the requested content, an address of the requested content, a title of the requested content, or portions (e.g., video images) of the requested content. Administrators are enabled to receive dynamic updates regarding requested and received content in real time and may block viewer requested content or send messages to the viewer that are related to the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Sheleheda, Edward G. Amoroso, Cynthia Cama, Sanjay Macwan, William O'Hern
  • Publication number: 20100146567
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to access multiple media content in response to a request to record the multiple media content from a first communication device, adjust a format of at least a portion of the multiple media content based at least in part on a user profile associated with the first communication device, and compile the adjusted multiple media content for delivery. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Neerav Mehta, Paritosh Bajpay
  • Publication number: 20100138913
    Abstract: Methods and systems for message administration are described. In one embodiment, an application request for an application associated with an administration tool may be accessed. The application request may be associated with a user. The application may be deployed on a system machine. A particular access level of a plurality of access levels may be identified for the user on the administration tool. The particular access level may identify functionality of the administration tool available to the user. A determination of whether to allow processing of the application request based on the particular access level may be made. When the application request meets the particular access level, communication with the system machine from the administration tool may be made based on the application request. The system machine may be capable of processing the application request. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Beena Saroj, Brian Selsor, Kavitha D. Kasiviswanathan, Stefani Anne Smith, Douglas Fredrick Giacoletto, David J. Schwent, Timothy E. Braloski, Danny M. Marion
  • Publication number: 20100111522
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor first and second access devices of a communications network for an alarm where the first and second access devices are connected to each other by a fiber optic cable and where the first and second access devices are capable of transmitting media content to a communications device of a user, identify hierarchical cable relationships associated with the fiber optic cable, monitor network elements of the communications network that are associated with the hierarchical cable relationships for other alarms, and determine a fiber cut of the fiber optic cable based at least in part on the alarm of the monitored first and second access devices and the other alarms of the monitored network elements. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Services, INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, Paritosh Bajpay, Mary-Elise Haug
  • Publication number: 20100115135
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can actively regulate associated gateways in connection with lossless application-level compression. In particular, the architecture can monitor a flow of messages that enter and/or traverse a gateway in order to determine a bandwidth utilization of an associated network due to the messages. The architecture can also monitor the aggregate messages load for the associated network due to all gateways. In particular, the architecture can regulate lossless application-level compression at that gateway or all of the gateways in the set as a function of the bandwidth utilization and/or the aggregate message load. Accordingly, compression features can be activated or deactivated based upon a utilization threshold parameter, and gateways can be regulated uniformly or independently from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T SERVICES, INC
    Inventors: Qinggang Zhou, David Granfors
  • Publication number: 20100106858
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can provide substantially lossless compression and subsequent decompression of messages at an application level. In particular, the architecture, in one aspect thereof, can receive a set of messages. When application data for received messages does not match stored message, the message can be stored to a buffer. In contrast, if application data matches that for a stored message, the received message can be discarded and a message count incremented. The compressed message pattern can include the stored message and the message count. Upon decompression, the number of messages received can be identified by the message count and the application data can be readily recreated for all messages by copying that data. Non-application data, such as time stamp information can be reconstructed based upon a buffer period, other timing offset data, or other data fields included in the message pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Qinggang Zhou, David Granfors
  • Publication number: 20100095335
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for performing a method of distributing video data over an electrical power line. The system includes but is not limited to a processor in data communication with a computer readable medium and a computer program comprising instructions embedded in the computer readable medium, the computer program further comprising instructions to detect first event data at a first controllable device in an internet protocol television system; instructions to send second event data over the electrical power line to a second controllable device in the internet protocol television system from the first controllable device in response to the detecting the first event data at the first controllable device; and instructions to receive video data concurrently at a first internet protocol television client device over the electrical power line from the first and second controllable devices in response to the detecting the first event data at the first controllable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Wilson, Roger A. Cockrell, Steven M. Wollmershauser
  • Publication number: 20100086114
    Abstract: Presenting data received from service providers includes receiving billing data from each of the service providers and formatting, by at least one processor, the billing data in a standardized format. A single bill that consolidates the billing data in the standardized format for each of the service providers, and displays the billing data in the standardized format according to a user-defined organizational relationship for a billed entity, is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicants: AT&T SERVICES, INC., PACIFIC TELESIS SHARED SERVICES, SOUTHWESTERN BELL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Bonnie Clark, Emma M. Espinoza, Catherine E. Harris, Margaret M. Hassel, Anita Elizabeth Neroda, Michael Thane Paquette, Danny Lee Roper, Carolyn Marie Ukena, Stephen James Votava
  • Publication number: 20100083360
    Abstract: In one aspect, a disclosed portable authentication device (PAD) includes a processor, storage media, an interface for enabling communication with an external information handling system (IHS), e.g., a computer or a telephony device, and executable instructions embedded in the storage media, for automated authentication. The embedded instructions include instructions for enabling a user to store authentication information, e.g., use ID and password information, corresponding to an IHS destination, e.g., a telephone number of an interactive voice response system or an IP address of a web server. If the PAD recognizes the current destination, the PAD may respond to an assertion of a keypad control element by making authorization information corresponding to the current destination available to the user or providing the authorization information directly to the current destination. The PAD may include one or more telephony interface(s), e.g., RJ-11 jack(s) and one or more computer interfaces, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Lan Zhang, Harry E. Blanchard, Steven H. Lewis, Gregory Pulz
  • Publication number: 20100041364
    Abstract: System(s) and method(s) are provided for a femto cell service framework for registration, activation, and provisioning of femtocell service. An account management service enables femtocell account creation, and registration thereof. Registration includes validation of wireless coverage for a location of operation of a femto AP, and validation of availability enhanced 911 (E911) service. As part of registration provisioning, record(s) are updated to indicate registration status. Connection of femto AP to a network interface triggers activation process; the femto AP delivers an activation request. A femto network validates registration of the connected femto AP and conducts a location tolerance check of a received actual location of the femto AP and a registered location. Upon tolerance validation, a cell identifier and radio frequency channel(s) are assigned to femto AP. When femto AP radiates wireless signal, network activation status indicators are provisioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicants: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Lott, Ravindra Babu Gurajala, Kurt Donald Huber, Judson John Flynn, William Gordon Mansfield, Jefferey Thomas Seymour, Rahul Neelakantan, Thomas Joseph Pitassi, John Potts Davis, Alfreda Downie, Stephen Leon Favor, Brian Keith Rainer, Dipak Kumar Sahoo, Victoria Collier, William Adams, Glen Zdroik, Gerald V. Porter, Daniela Pechova Diefenbach, Robert Bryon Chambers, David Raymond Glass, Ewa Monika Reppling Sack, Liane F. Rulifson