Patents Assigned to AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11991645
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to determining a response by a user equipment to a signal from a base station based on transmission signal strength relayed with the signal in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include receiving initial signal from base station equipment, with the initial signal encoding a signal strength of the base station transmission, which can facilitate establishing a connection between the user equipment and the base station equipment. The method can further include, based on the signal strength value, estimating a likelihood that a response signal from the user equipment would be able to reach base station equipment. Further, the method can include, based on the estimated likelihood, determine a response to initial signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20240147304
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a first E-UTRAN cell global identifier (ECGI) associated with an aerial base station (ABS), determining a location of the ABS, and determining that a terrestrial base station (TBS) is within a distance threshold of the location of the ABS. Further embodiments include providing the first ECGI of the ABS to the TBS, and providing instructions to the TBS to indicate to each terrestrial communication devices (TCDs) communicatively coupled to the TBS to add a cell individual offset (CIO) factor to a first signal strength associated with a first signal received from the ABS. The TBS provides instructions to each of the TCDs to add a CIO factor to the first signal strength associated with the first signal received from the ABS. The second instructions includes the first ECGI associated with the ABS. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Publication number: 20240146394
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a first extended cell global identifier (ECGI) of an aerial base station (ABS), determining a location of the ABS, and determining that a terrestrial base station (TBS) is within a distance threshold of the location of the ABS. Further embodiments include providing the first ECGI of the ABS to the TBS, and providing instructions to the TBS to obtain an ECGI from each terrestrial communication device (TCD) communicatively coupled to the TBS. Each of the TCDs obtain the ECGI for each neighboring base station. The TCDs provide the ECGIs to the TBS. Additional embodiments include configuring a neighboring list with the ECGIs of the neighboring base stations, and providing instructions to the TBS to identify as high priority a second ECGI of the ABS within the neighboring list based on the first ECGI of the ABS. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Publication number: 20240129813
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a user end device comprises an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on user end device information, determining the UAV supports carrier aggregation, and obtaining a list of the group of neighboring base stations from the UAV. Additional embodiments can include, based on the list, identifying a primary frequency channel of a primary base station and identifying a group of secondary frequency channels associated with a secondary base station, and providing first instructions to the UAV, via the first base station, to split transmission of data associated with the UAV among the primary frequency channel and the group of secondary frequency channels, wherein the UAV transmits a first portion of the data over the primary frequency channel and transmits a portion of the data over an associated secondary frequency channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Patent number: 11962394
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an aerial base station determining operating frequencies of terrestrial base stations, and taking one or more actions to reduce the potential for interference between the aerial base station and the terrestrial base stations. Actions taken by the aerial base station may include changing frequency, changing altitude, changing location, and changing transmit power. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20240121661
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining network-related information for a terrestrial cell and for an aerial cell that has been deployed to offload traffic from the terrestrial cell, determining whether traffic has been offloaded from the terrestrial cell to the aerial cell based on the network-related information obtained over time, responsive to a determination that traffic has been offloaded, determining whether a current load on the terrestrial cell satisfies a threshold, responsive to a determination that the current load satisfies the threshold, instructing the aerial cell to enable boosting of synchronization signal power, obtaining additional network-related information for the terrestrial cell and the aerial cell, identifying whether additional traffic has been offloaded from the terrestrial cell to the aerial cell based on the additional network-related information, and performing action(s) to increase or decrease the synchronization signal power based on the identifyin
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Publication number: 20240121673
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, deploying UAVs to a geographic area based on a need to offload traffic from a terrestrial base station, instructing the base station to enforce a UE served by the base station to determine a DoA of a received pilot signal emitted from each neighboring cell and to provide determined DoAs in a measurement report to the base station, obtaining the report from the base station, wherein the report includes DoA information for a plurality of neighboring cells, analyzing the DoA information to determine, for each neighboring cell of the plurality of neighboring cells, a probability of that neighboring cell being an aerial cell, resulting in determined probabilities, and controlling an ability of the base station to perform a handover of the UE to one or more of the plurality of neighboring cells based on the probabilities. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Patent number: 11936462
    Abstract: An architecture to reduce or eliminate uplink interference induced by aerial user equipment (UE) when aerial UE is introduced into groups of terrestrial based UE operating in terrestrial fourth generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE), fifth generation (5G) networks. A method can comprise determining a number of terrestrial based user equipment impacted by uplink interference caused by uplink transmissions associated with aerial user equipment, wherein the aerial user equipment and the terrestrial based user equipment are controlled by serving cell equipment; determining an enclosed area that bounds the number of terrestrial based user equipment; and initiating a carrier aggregation process on the aerial user equipment, wherein the carrier aggregation divides the uplink transmissions associated with the aerial user equipment over a group of serving cell equipment included in the enclosed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11930409
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a notification from a serving base station regarding a communication device over a mobile network indicating discovery of a target base station, and obtaining a device type of the communication device and a first cell identifier of the target base station. Further embodiments include providing instructions to the serving base station to request the communication device to obtain a second cell identifier of the target base station, and obtaining the second cell identifier of the target base station from the serving base station over the mobile network. Additional embodiments include providing instructions to the serving base station to generate a communication link between the serving base station and the target base station based on the second cell identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11923958
    Abstract: A method includes registering, by a primary cell site processor, an unmanned aerial vehicle, receiving, by the primary cell site processor, a list of one or more potential secondary cell sites from the unmanned aerial vehicle, timing advances associated with the one or more secondary cell sites, deriving, by the primary cell site processor, a number of component carriers within each of the one or more potential secondary cell sites, selecting, by the primary cell site processor, one or more secondary cell sites from the one or more potential secondary cell sites, and transmitting, by the primary cell site processor, instructions to the one or more secondary cell sites to provide a component carrier to the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11910346
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a first value for a first timing advance (TA) parameter associated with a first device, obtaining a second value for a second TA parameter associated with a second device, wherein an identification of the second device is included in a list of equipment that is related to the first device, obtaining a third value for a third TA parameter associated with a third device, wherein an identification of the third device is not included in the list, comparing the first value, the second value, and the third value to one another to determine that the identification of the third device should be added to the list, and adding, based on the comparing, the identification of the third device to the list, resulting in a modified list. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ross Beppler, Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11902850
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, collecting network data for a plurality of cells of a cellular communication network, identifying a particular cell of the plurality of cells is in an un-responsive state, wherein the identifying is based on the network data, selecting a plurality of user equipment (UE) devices as UE test devices, forcing cell reselection attempts, handover attempts, or both, by the UE test devices to communicate with the particular cell, confirming the particular cell is in the un-responsive state based on failure of the cell reselection attempts or failure of the handover attempts, and communicating a restart signal from the processing system to cause the particular cell to restart to a responsive state. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Patent number: 11889404
    Abstract: An architecture to avoid handover ping-pong for aerial user equipment (UE) operational in terrestrial fourth generation (4G) and/or fifth generation (5G) long term evolution (LTE) networks. A method can comprise receiving a request to connect to the network equipment from aerial user equipment; based on the request to connect, retrieving subscription data; based on the subscription data, determining that the aerial user equipment is aerial equipment; determining that the aerial user equipment is engaged in a ping-pong handover event with terrestrial based network equipment situated within a defined geographic area; and transmitting instructions to the aerial user equipment to confirm the ping-pong handover event, wherein the instruction comprises a delay value representing a back off time value for the aerial user equipment to refrain from gathering measurement data within the defined geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: AAT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20240022971
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, providing, over a mobile network, first instructions to a first serving base station to indicate to a first communication device communicatively coupled to the first serving base station to obtain a beam bitmap of a group of base stations in proximity to the first serving base station. Further embodiments can include receiving, over the mobile network, the beam bitmap from the first serving base station, and determining a beam density for each of the group of base stations. Additional embodiments can include adjusting a neighbor list to include the beam density for each of the group of base stations resulting in an adjusted neighbor list. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20240022921
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data, wherein the data includes first data that indicates an amount of mobility of a user equipment, second data that indicates a function that is facilitated as part of a communication service involving the user equipment, and third data that indicates a requirement pertaining to a quality of service associated with the communication service, based on the obtaining of the data, analyzing the data to establish rules in relation to paging involving beams of network infrastructure and the user equipment, and transmitting at least one message to the user equipment so that the user equipment is configured to adhere to the rules. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20240022983
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, over a communication network, a measurement report from each of group of communication devices associated with a mobile network resulting in a group of measurement reports, and determining a first communication device of the group of communication devices requests a handover from a serving base station to another base station. Further embodiments can include selecting a receiving base station from a group of base stations based on the group of measurement reports, and providing instructions to the serving base station to handover the first communication device to the receiving base station. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20240022977
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a first communication device in idle mode, determining a first location associated with the first communication device, and determining a first mobility type associated with the first communication device. Further embodiments can include obtaining a neighbor list associated with a group of base stations in proximity to the first communication device, the neighbor list include a group of beam identifiers associated with each of the group of base stations. Additional embodiments can include providing first instructions to a serving base station associated with the first communication device indicating the serving base station to generate a beam priority table based on the first location of the first communication device, first mobility type associated with the first communication device, and the group of beam identifiers associated with each of the group of base stations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20240023062
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure may include identifying a priority set of beams from a set of beams associated with an area, wherein a first count of beams included in the priority set of beams is less than a second count of beams included in the set of beams, transmitting, based on the identifying, at least one message that includes an identifier of each beam included in the priority set of beams, subsequent to the transmitting of the at least one message, transmitting a first paging message directed to a communication device in association with a first beam included in the priority set of beams, obtaining a first paging response from the communication device based on the transmitting of the first paging message, and transmitting first payload data associated with a communication service to the communication device based on the obtaining of the first paging response. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20240007909
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a communication device communicatively coupled to a serving base station, requesting a device type associated with the communication device from the serving base station, and determining the communication device comprises an unmanned aerial vehicle based on the device type. Further embodiments can include generating a customized radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message based on the communication device comprising the unmanned aerial vehicle, and transmitting the customized RRC reconfiguration message to the communication device via the serving base station. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Publication number: 20240007941
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a communication device communicatively coupled to a serving base station, requesting a device type associated with the communication device from the serving base station, and determining the communication device comprises an unmanned aerial vehicle based on the device type. Further embodiments can include obtaining a geolocation of the communication device based on the communication device comprising the unmanned aerial vehicle, generating a customized radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message, which includes a reportCGI object that involves setting a discontinuous sleep state timer, which stops the data transmission and reception of the communication device with the serving base station. During this discontinuous sleep state timer, the communication device disconnects to its serving base station to read and decode the ECGI of base station associated with neighboring cells. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco