Patents Assigned to AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20230041157
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    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: 20230030956
    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: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    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: 20230036618
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first wireless signal associated with a first communication device that interferes with a second wireless signal associated with a second communication device. Further embodiments include identifying a first frequency band in which the first wireless signal is assigned, the first frequency band associated with a first mobile network, and identifying a second frequency band in which the second wireless signal is assigned, the second frequency band associated with a second mobile network. Additional embodiments can include detecting the first wireless signal is above a first power threshold, and providing instructions to a base station associated with the first communication device. The instructions indicate the base station to assign first wireless signal associated with the first communication device from the first frequency band to a third frequency band associated with the first mobile network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Patent number: 11564149
    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: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20230013655
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a plurality of mobile devices implementing an application, and identifying a group of mobile devices from among the plurality of mobile devices according to a first movement pattern of the group of mobile devices. Further aspects can include identifying a first mobile edge compute (MEC) node at a first location according to a proximity threshold that does not include a MEC agent for the application, and identifying a second MEC node at a second location that includes the MEC agent for the application according to the proximity threshold. Additional aspects can include determining a first network relative performance (NRP) metric associated with a first communications between the group of mobile devices and the second MEC node. The first communications are associated with the application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Stockert, Pamela Stuckman, Linda Baughman, Daniel Vivanco, Harold Kackley, Margaret Mayne
  • Patent number: 11558922
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, establishing a first connection with a first network via a first link, establishing a second connection with a second network via a second link subsequent to the establishing of the first connection, obtaining a first threshold value associated with a quality of the second link, measuring a value for a parameter associated with the second link, resulting in a measured value, comparing the measured value to the first threshold value, determining, based on the comparing, that the measured value is less than the first threshold value, and transmitting, based on the determining, a message that signifies that the measured value is less than the first threshold value. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    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: 11558791
    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: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    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: 11553415
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a transit speed of a device, resulting in a detected transit speed; responsive to the detected transit speed satisfying a first threshold, including information in a message related to a handover request between a first access point of a network and a second access point of the network, the information being indicative of an amount of time that the device has been in a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) mode; and sending, to the first access point with which the device communicates and is transitioning away from, the message including the information that is indicative of the amount of time that the device has been in the DRX mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Publication number: 20220416879
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device detecting a disruption in a backhaul network and connecting to an aerial device to establish an alternate backhaul connection. The device may incorporate all or a portion of a terrestrial base station and may tilt one or more antenna beams skyward to search for the aerial device. The device may then relay communications from user equipment to the aerial device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    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: 20220408411
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, collecting information about capabilities of a user equipment (UE) device operating on a radio communication network, collecting information about requirements and status of the UE device, collecting information about the radio communication network, selecting a carrier aggregation arrangement for the UE device based on at least the information about capabilities and the information about requirements and status, forming a selected carrier aggregation arrangement, and configuring network nodes of the radio communication network according to the selected carrier aggregation arrangement. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    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: 20220400423
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    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: 20220394573
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a first network node, and where the first network node employs a first radio access technology, determining whether there is an initiation of a call session for the user equipment to be facilitated by the first network node, determining, according to the data relating to the user equipment and responsive to determining that there is an initiation of a call session, a probability that the call session will become disconnected, and controlling connectivity between the user equipment and a second network node based on the probability that the call session will become disconnected, wherein the second network node employs a second radio access technology. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    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: 20220386173
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, computing a first time gap associated with a completion of a first transfer of first data via a first network connection and a completion of a second transfer of second data via a second network connection that is different from the first network connection, determining, based on the computing of the first time gap, that the first time gap exceeds a threshold, and adjusting, based on the determining, respective shares of third data that are to be transferred via the first network connection and the second network connection. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    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: 20220386220
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system detects user equipment (UE) in communication with a network via a serving cell of the network; the network is configured to facilitate communications by one or more terrestrial UEs and one or more aerial UEs. The system monitors messages from an aerial UE regarding detection of a cell other than the serving cell, and receives information from the aerial UE regarding the detected cell. The method further includes analyzing the information to estimate a first quantity associated with the detected cell location relative to the serving cell and a second quantity associated with a power received at the aerial UE from the detected cell. The method also includes determining, based on the analyzing, whether the aerial UE is an unauthorized aerial UE. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11510102
    Abstract: An architecture for facilitating smart physical cell identity (PCI) configuration for aerial network equipment that can used in terrestrial 4G and/or 5G LTE wireless networking paradigms. A method can comprise: receiving, from core network equipment, an instruction to travel from a first geographic location to a second geographic location, wherein the second geographic location has been determined, by the core network equipment, as representing a hotspot location; traveling from the first geographic location to the hotspot location; based on crossing a boundary associated with the hotspot location, initiating execution of a user equipment relay process that transitions the aerial user equipment from being user equipment to being aerial network equipment; and transmitting to the core network equipment that the user equipment relay process has been successfully initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Beppler
  • Patent number: 11509389
    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: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    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: 11510200
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first wireless signal associated with a first communication device that interferes with a second wireless signal associated with a second communication device. Further embodiments include identifying a first frequency band in which the first wireless signal is assigned, the first frequency band associated with a first mobile network, and identifying a second frequency band in which the second wireless signal is assigned, the second frequency band associated with a second mobile network. Additional embodiments can include detecting the first wireless signal is above a first power threshold, and providing instructions to a base station associated with the first communication device. The instructions indicate the base station to assign first wireless signal associated with the first communication device from the first frequency band to a third frequency band associated with the first mobile network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20220369419
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, establishing a first connection with a first network via a first link, establishing a second connection with a second network via a second link subsequent to the establishing of the first connection, obtaining a first threshold value associated with a quality of the second link, measuring a value for a parameter associated with the second link, resulting in a measured value, comparing the measured value to the first threshold value, determining, based on the comparing, that the measured value is less than the first threshold value, and transmitting, based on the determining, a message that signifies that the measured value is less than the first threshold value. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    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: 20220369399
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include generating a first value for a first threshold corresponding to a first network connection involving a user equipment, generating a second value for a second threshold corresponding to a second network connection involving a user equipment, transmitting the first value and the second value to the user equipment, based on the transmitting of the first value, receiving a first report from the user equipment, wherein the first report indicates that the user equipment measured a first signal strength associated with the first network connection in an amount that is less than the first value, and based on the transmitting of the second value, receiving a second report from the user equipment, wherein the second report indicates that the user equipment measured a second signal strength associated with the second network connection in an amount that is greater than the second value. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    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: 20220369257
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ross Beppler, Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski