Patents Assigned to SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20170078480
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a call from communication device associated with a caller. The call is directed to a second communication device associated with a callee. The method includes determining whether a caller profile associated with the caller is available. The method includes searching at least two networks in response to determining that the caller profile is not available. The method includes creating the caller profile based on the search of the at least two networks and populating a caller identification portal with at least one of a plurality identification characteristics included in the caller profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.(formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20140126430
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at an analog telephony adapter unit, a voice over internet protocol call signal including a caller identifier. The caller identifier includes a calling number and a billing name associated with the calling number. The method further includes retrieving an alias (or display name) associated with the calling number from a personal address book. The method further includes transmitting a modified caller identifier including the calling number and the alias to an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Matthew Strand Bruening
  • Publication number: 20130239152
    Abstract: A system includes a converter to receive a receiving a satellite signal at first transport frequencies and to convert the satellite signal to second transport frequencies and a processor. The processor removes a radio frequency portion from the satellite signal without altering a sequence of media contents of a moving picture experts group portion of the satellite signal and without altering a quality of the media contents of the moving picture experts group portion. The processor determines whether the media contents include an error and corrects the error in the moving picture experts group portion with error correction data of the satellite signal. The processor encrypts the media contents to produce an encrypted digital moving picture experts group transport stream signal. The processor also sends the encrypted digital moving picture experts group transport stream signal to a modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT& T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20130230162
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage device stores instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations including prompting a caller during a call for an order identifier. The order identifier identifies a pending order. The operations also include prompting the caller to provide a reason for the call. The operations further include transferring the call to an automated check order status system in response to receiving an indication that the reason for the call is to obtain an order status associated with the pending order. The operations also include, in response to receiving an indication that the order status is not locatable, automatically transferring the call to a customer service agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20130232519
    Abstract: A particular method includes receiving, at a device, an identifier of a set top box. The method also includes determining, at the device, based on the identifier of the set top box, whether the set top box is capable of supporting a high-definition television service or a digital video recording service. The method further includes selectively sending a power-up event to a service provider based on determining whether the capabilities of the set top box match a pending order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20130215883
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a call from communication device associated with a caller. The call is directed to a second communication device associated with a callee. The method includes determining whether a caller profile associated with the caller is available. The method includes searching at least two networks in response to determining that the caller profile is not available. The method includes creating the caller profile based on the search of the at least two networks and populating a caller identification portal with at least one of a plurality identification characteristics included in the caller profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.(formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20130215790
    Abstract: A method may include generating, at a host device, a point-to-point over Ethernet active discovery packet. The point-to-point over Ethernet active discovery packet includes a tag that identifies a host device type of the host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
  • Publication number: 20130151253
    Abstract: A system and method of targeted tuning of a speech recognition system are disclosed. A particular method includes detecting that a frequency of occurrence of a particular type of utterance satisfies a threshold. The method further includes tuning a speech recognition system with respect to the particular type of utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P
  • Publication number: 20130058466
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing audio are provided. The system may include a processor to convert an audio input received via a call to text. The processor may perform a comparison between a portion of the text to one or more phrases included in a table. The processor may also make a selection of at least one of a first object or a first action based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (formerly known SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (formerl
  • Publication number: 20130010944
    Abstract: Customer communications can be controlled in accordance with customized rules. An entry menu includes options to modify an existing rule or create a new rule for controlling customer communications. An initial selection criteria menu includes options to indicate whether the new customized rule will be built using a preexisting template or starting from initial blank rule criteria. A list of preexisting templates for creating new customized rules can be provided, and input to populate a selected template can be accepted. Initial blank rule criteria for creating new customized rules can also be provided, including initial criteria and rule conditions for selected initial criteria. Communications are processed in accordance with the stored new customized rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventors: Larry B. PEARSON, Jeffrey L. Brandt, James T. Miller, James M. Doherty, Stephen M. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120281701
    Abstract: A method for communicating between a source and a destination in a service provider internet protocol network includes receiving, at an egress edge device from an ingress edge device on the service provider internet protocol network, an upper layer packet comprising data received in turn from the source and encapsulated in accordance with a service provider format into the upper layer packet. The upper layer packet includes a virtual private network identification identifying a destination. The method also includes authenticating the upper layer packet at the egress edge device using the virtual private network identification. Upon authentication, the upper layer packet is decapsulated into a lower layer packet for the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (formerly SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventors: Weijing CHEN, Keith Joseph Allen
  • Publication number: 20110173650
    Abstract: A method for distributing geographical restriction data in an internet protocol television (IPTV) system is disclosed. The method includes accepting at an IPTV server, a request from an IPTV client for the geographical restriction data related to geographically restricted video data, determining at the server, a plurality of geographic restriction zones for the geographically restricted video data and sending from the server to the client a message containing the restriction data related to at least one of the restriction zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures L.P.
    Inventors: Richard G. Jankins, Thomas Scott Webster, Eric Cababing
  • Patent number: 7860494
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed to enable backup wireless devices. An example method disclosed herein includes receiving an activation code from a first wireless device, transmitting a deactivation instruction to a second wireless device in response to receiving the activation code for the first wireless device, transmitting a location instruction to the second wireless device to invoke a location function of the second wireless device, receiving information indicative of the location of the second wireless device in response to the transmitted location instruction, and sending an e-mail message indicative of the location of the second wireless device to an account owner of the second wireless device in response to receiving the information indicative of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Gonsalves, Kent Perkins, Sheri Pena, Zesen Chen, Peter Chou
  • Publication number: 20100228605
    Abstract: A broadband residential gateway (BRG) management system (101) has a communications interface (102) coupled to one or more BRGs 120 and one or more content service providers (CSPs) (110), a memory (104), and a processor (106). The processor can be programmed to establish (202) a content profile for each of the BRGs according to one or more attributes of the BRGs and the CSPs, receive (204) a content access request from one or more BRGs, and supply (206) each BRG access to selectable content from one or more of the CSPs according to the content profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.
    Inventors: RAJ SAVOOR, STEVE SPOSATO, CANHUI OU
  • Publication number: 20100214944
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for overlaying a hierarchical network on a full mesh network. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network element of a full mesh network (402) having a controller programmed to overlay (200, 400, 400) in part a hierarchical network on the full mesh network with an isolation protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.
    Inventors: MARK ELIAS, Sherry Soja-Molloy
  • Patent number: 7747721
    Abstract: A broadband residential gateway (BRG) management system (101) has a communications interface (102) coupled to one or more BRGs 120 and one or more content service providers (CSPs) (110), a memory (104), and a processor (106). The processor can be programmed to establish (202) a content profile for each of the BRGs according to one or more attributes of the BRGs and the CSPs, receive (204) a content access request from one or more BRGs, and supply (206) each BRG access to selectable content from one or more of the CSPs according to the content profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Raj Savoor, Steve Sposato, Canhui Ou
  • Publication number: 20100098188
    Abstract: Systems and methods to mitigate impulse noise are provided. A particular method includes providing a signal from a transmission source to a mitigator. The mitigator checks the signal for complex impulse noise comprising at least a first periodic impulse noise component correlated to a first portion of a sinusoid representing frequency of an alternating current power source associated with the transmission source and a second periodic impulse noise component correlated to a second portion of the sinusoid. The method further includes receiving noise mitigation instructions from the mitigator at the transmission source to compensate for the complex impulse noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: Thomas Starr
  • Publication number: 20100098236
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes receiving a forwarded call. The forwarded call corresponds to a call forwarded from a first redirecting telephone device to a second redirecting telephone device. The forwarded call has an associated data message that includes a calling number of an originating telephone device and a first redirecting number of the first redirecting telephone device. The method also includes selecting a destination voice mailbox. The destination voice mailbox is selected from a plurality of voice mailboxes associated with a user. The destination voice mailbox is selected based on an evaluation of the first redirecting number and a second redirecting number of the second redirecting telephone device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (formerly known as SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.)
    Inventor: Larry B. Pearson
  • Publication number: 20100057812
    Abstract: A method and system include obtaining at a first time a first image of a database having number portability records for each telephone number which has been ported between service providers. The first image is indicative of the LNP records in the database at the first time. At a second time a second image of the database is obtained. The second image is indicative of the records in the database at the second time. The first and second images are compared to determine migration of ported telephone numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin James Moisan, Michael Liu, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Frederick Michael Armanino
  • Patent number: 7657871
    Abstract: A method of managing configuration profiles for a plurality of network elements after the network elements have been deployed in a network. The method including retrieving configuration profiles from the network elements after the network elements have been deployed in the network; storing the retrieved configuration profiles in a database; and distributing one or more of the stored configuration profiles to one or more network elements experiencing fault conditions to facilitate the correction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventor: Manivannan Velupillai