Patents Assigned to AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220369195
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system obtains geolocation information for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and for a cell of a terrestrial communication network. The system estimates a distance between the UAV and the cell, calculates an expected receive (RX) power for a signal transmitted from the UAV to the cell, and compares the expected RX power with a threshold power to determine whether the cell is a suitable target cell for a communications handover procedure for the UAV. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 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: 20220353691
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system obtains an indication of user equipment demand associated with mobile devices wirelessly communicating with a first access point using a first radio access technology and a second access point using a second radio access technology; the devices include dual connectivity mobile devices. The first access point shares a total amount of radio frequency spectrum with the second access point. The method also includes determining, based on the indication of user equipment demand, a first split between the first access point and the second access point of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum; and determining, based on the first split, a second split between the first access point and the second access point of an internet protocol (IP) traffic flow. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Patent number: 11489713
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: 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
  • Publication number: 20220337311
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11470101
    Abstract: A method may include a processing system having at least one processor obtaining a first plurality of domain name system traffic records, generating an input aggregate vector from the first plurality of domain name system traffic records, where the input aggregate vector comprises a plurality of features derived from the first plurality of domain name system traffic records, and applying an encoder-decoder neural network to the input aggregate vector to generate a reconstructed vector, where the encoder-decoder neural network is trained with a plurality of aggregate vectors generated from a second plurality of domain name system traffic records. In one example, the processing system may then calculate a distance between the input aggregate vector and the reconstructed vector, and apply at least one remedial action associated with the first plurality of domain name system traffic records when the distance is greater than a threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Koral, Rensheng Wang Zhang, Eric Noel, Patrick Velardo, Jr., Richard Hellstern, Swapna Buccapatnam Tirumala, Anestis Karasaridis
  • Patent number: 11452010
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 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: 11445407
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    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: 20220279522
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, initiating emergency QoS measures in a RAN cell responsive to detecting an emergency condition applicable to the RAN cell, identifying, among a plurality of wireless communication devices served by the RAN cell, a set of non-emergency devices, identifying, among the set of non-emergency devices, one or more carrier aggregation (CA)-prone devices, and applying an updated buffer threshold value for a CA-prone device among the one or more CA-prone devices, to reduce a likelihood of initiation of carrier aggregation for the CA-prone device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Wenge Chen
  • Patent number: 11405096
    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: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11363611
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, initiating emergency QoS measures in a RAN cell responsive to detecting an emergency condition applicable to the RAN cell, identifying, among a plurality of wireless communication devices served by the RAN cell, a set of non-emergency devices, identifying, among the set of non-emergency devices, one or more carrier aggregation (CA)-prone devices, and applying an updated buffer threshold value for a CA-prone device among the one or more CA-prone devices, to reduce a likelihood of initiation of carrier aggregation for the CA-prone device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Wenge Chen
  • Publication number: 20220182897
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, from a user equipment, data relating to the user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a source network node, accessing a neighbor list that identifies a first pairing of first and second network nodes and a second pairing of third and fourth network nodes, and that associates a first weighting factor with the first pairing and a second weighting factor with the second pairing, selecting the first network node or the third network node as a target network node in a handover for the user equipment based on the data, the first weighting factor, and the second weighting factor, and causing the handover to be effected for the user equipment responsive to the selecting the first network node or the third network node as the target network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 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: 11356857
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining an indication of user equipment demand associated with a plurality of mobile communication devices that are wirelessly communicating with a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, the plurality of mobile communication devices comprising at least a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology, and the first access point sharing a total amount of radio frequency spectrum with the second access point; determining, based at least in part upon the indication of the user equipment demand, a first split between the first access point and the second access point of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum; and determining, based at least in part upon the first split of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum betw
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20220164697
    Abstract: Creating and using learning models to identify botnet traffic can include obtaining netflow data associated with a connecting device that is communicating with a carrier network. The netflow data can represent communications associated with the connecting device. Data features associated with the communications can be extracted. The data features can include statistical information associated with the communications. A learning model based on the data features extracted from the netflow data can be trained. A prediction using the learning model can be generated, and an action based on the prediction can be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Subramaniam, Robert Archibald, Richard Hellstern
  • Publication number: 20220159472
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining an indication of user equipment demand associated with a plurality of mobile communication devices that are wirelessly communicating with a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, the plurality of mobile communication devices comprising at least a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology, and the first access point sharing a total amount of radio frequency spectrum with the second access point; determining, based at least in part upon the indication of the user equipment demand, a first split between the first access point and the second access point of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum; and determining, based at least in part upon the first split of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum betw
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 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: 20220150769
    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: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 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: 20220151001
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user equipment communicatively coupled to a first network node, the data including information regarding a data buffer associated with the user equipment, obtaining node information relating to a second network node, the node information identifying available network resources of the second network node and a coverage range of the second network node, determining, based on the information regarding the data buffer, that a status of the data buffer satisfies a condition, determining that the first network node has insufficient network resources to satisfy a network resource demand of the user equipment based on the determining that the status of the data buffer satisfies the condition, and selectively activating the second network node, based on the available network resources of the second network node and the coverage range of the second network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 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: 11297556
    Abstract: An enhanced location based service for hybrid long term evolution (LTE) and/or Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) network is disclosed. A method can comprise receiving, from a user equipment device, via a radio access technology, a first message representative of a request for measurement gap information for a location based service; determining a location of the user equipment device based on a serving cell location of a serving cell device that services the user equipment device; and transmitting, to the user equipment device, a second message comprising data representative of the measurement gap information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Patent number: 11290928
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, from a user equipment, data relating to the user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a source network node, accessing a neighbor list that identifies a first pairing of first and second network nodes and a second pairing of third and fourth network nodes, and that associates a first weighting factor with the first pairing and a second weighting factor with the second pairing, selecting the first network node or the third network node as a target network node in a handover for the user equipment based on the data, the first weighting factor, and the second weighting factor, and causing the handover to be effected for the user equipment responsive to the selecting the first network node or the third network node as the target network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 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: 11272560
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user equipment communicatively coupled to a first network node, the data including information regarding a data buffer associated with the user equipment, obtaining node information relating to a second network node, the node information identifying available network resources of the second network node and a coverage range of the second network node, determining, based on the information regarding the data buffer, that a status of the data buffer satisfies a condition, determining that the first network node has insufficient network resources to satisfy a network resource demand of the user equipment based on the determining that the status of the data buffer satisfies the condition, and selectively activating the second network node, based on the available network resources of the second network node and the coverage range of the second network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    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: 20220060956
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, for a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices that are in communication range of a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, a plurality of network communication parameters, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology; obtaining a list of a plurality of configurations, each configuration identifying one or more time slots in which the first radio access technology is to be used and one or more other time slots in which the second radio access technology is to be used; selecting, from the list, a respective configuration to apply to each of the plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, a first configuration that is selected being selected based at least in part upon one or more first network communication parameters, a second configuration that
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski