Patents by Inventor Albert T. Chow

Albert T. Chow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10129686
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Publication number: 20160330564
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Patent number: 9398161
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Patent number: 9374804
    Abstract: A broadband access network terminal comprising a hardware integrated circuit is disclosed. The hardware integrated circuit is for communicating with a plurality of access points. The plurality of access points is for communicating with a plurality of subscriber terminals via a wireless local area network. The hardware integrated circuit is further for communicating with a broadband access network. In addition, the broadband access network terminal comprises an Internet Protocol multicast enabled broadband access network terminal, The broadband access network terminal further supports an Internet Protocol push-to-talk service for the plurality of subscriber terminals via the wireless local area network and supports media stream mixing and multicasting of information associated with the Internet Protocol push-to-talk service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 8837324
    Abstract: A system is described for providing personalized network access and services in a distributed end-to-end broadband transport network having a telecommunication device used by a user having a unique personal identifier, a premises-based broadband access agent (BAA), the BAA connected to and in communication with the telecommunication device, a switch specific to an underlying transport medium, the switch connected to and in communication with the distributed end-to-end broadband transport network, a network access server platform (NASP), the NASP connected to and in communication with the BAA and the switch, the NASP provides personalized network access and services on demand and a call connection agent (CCA) to complete a call placed by the user to a terminating user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Kenny X. Huang, Jinman Kim, Robert R. Miller, Wenchu Ying
  • Publication number: 20140254465
    Abstract: A broadband access network terminal comprising a hardware integrated circuit is disclosed. The hardware integrated circuit is for communicating with a plurality of access points. The plurality of access points is for communicating with a plurality of subscriber terminals via a wireless local area network. The hardware integrated circuit is further for communicating with a broadband access network. In addition, the broadband access network terminal comprises an Internet Protocol multicast enabled broadband access network terminal, The broadband access network terminal further supports an Internet Protocol push-to-talk service for the plurality of subscriber terminals via the wireless local area network and supports media stream mixing and multicasting of information associated with the Internet Protocol push-to-talk service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: ALBERT T. CHOW, ROBERT RAYMOND MILLER, II, JOHN F. MURRAY, CHRISTOPHER W. RICE
  • Patent number: 8761054
    Abstract: An access point comprising a first interface for communicating with a plurality of subscriber terminals wirelessly, wherein the access point supports an internet protocol push-to-talk service and supports a protocol for a quality of service enabled wireless local area network and a second interface for communicating with a broadband access network terminal is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 8750169
    Abstract: A broadband access network terminal comprising a hardware integrated circuit is disclosed. The hardware integrated circuit is for communicating with a plurality of access points. The plurality of access points is for communicating with a plurality of subscriber terminals via a wireless local area network. The hardware integrated circuit is further for communicating with a broadband access network. In addition, the broadband access network terminal comprises an internet protocol multicast enabled broadband access network terminal, The broadband access network terminal further supports an internet protocol push-to-talk service for the plurality of subscriber terminals via the wireless local area network and supports media stream mixing and multicasting of information associated with the internet protocol push-to-talk service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W Rice
  • Patent number: 8606236
    Abstract: A secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system overlapped by a dominant Ethernet-like wireless communication system, and including radio access and communication for activation, association, and authentication of a wireless device in the secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system. An automated private service activation (APSA) port is used for accepting access and communication requests of a wireless device seeking activation, association and authentication in the secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system. The APSA port provides an access and communication channel for radiating signals at a level exceeding a signal level of the access and communication channel only within limited spatial constraints. In addition the APSA port provides space for receiving the wireless device for activation and communication in the secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Christopher W Rice, Jesse Eugene Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Patent number: 8179820
    Abstract: An architecture is described for providing IP push-to-talk (IPP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) serving a plurality of subscriber terminals (STs), having at least one broadband access network terminal (BANT), the BANT coupled to and interacting with at least one of a plurality of Access Points (APs) via a local area network (LAN), the plurality of APs in communication with the plurality of subscriber terminals; a multicast-enabled network, the multicast-enabled network coupled to and interacting with at least one BANT via a broadband access network; an IP network coupled to, and interacting with, the multicast-enabled network via an edge router; and a WLAN mobile radio service (WLMRS) controller (WLMRSC) coupled to and interacting with the IP network via a multicast-enabled router (MR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W Rice
  • Patent number: 8155155
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth computer-readable non-transitory medium having computer-executable instructions for providing network-centric service distribution method that integrates a wireless access system/service with conventional telecommunications services in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN). The RBN communicates with the service provider's broadband transport network and broadband packet network to facilitate end-to-end packet telecommunication services. Signals from a plurality of wireless devices are accepted and forwarded to an IEEE 802.11b interface for a wireless modem and/or to an Ethernet interface for a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP)/Ethernet Processor, where the forwarded signals comprise intranet telephony and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Publication number: 20110216749
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Publication number: 20110202976
    Abstract: A secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system overlapped by a dominant Ethernet-like wireless communication system, and including radio access and communication for activation, association, and authentication of a wireless device in the secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system. An automated private service activation (APSA) port is used for accepting access and communication requests of a wireless device seeking activation, association and authentication in the secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system. The APSA port provides an access and communication channel for radiating signals at a level exceeding a signal level of the access and communication channel only within limited spatial constraints. In addition the APSA port provides space for receiving the wireless device for activation and communication in the secondary Ethernet-like wireless communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: ALBERT T. CHOW, Richard Henry Erving, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Christopher W. Rice, Jesse Eugene Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Publication number: 20110194481
    Abstract: An architecture is described for providing IP push-to-talk (IPP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) serving a plurality of subscriber terminals (STs), having at least one broadband access network terminal (BANT), the BANT coupled to and interacting with at least one of a plurality of Access Points (APs) via a local area network (LAN), the plurality of APs in communication with the plurality of subscriber terminals; a multicast-enabled network, the multicast-enabled network coupled to and interacting with at least one BANT via a broadband access network; an IP network coupled to, and interacting with, the multicast-enabled network via an edge router; and a WLAN mobile radio service (WLMRS) controller (WLMRSC) coupled to and interacting with the IP network via a multicast-enabled router (MR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 7983198
    Abstract: A wireless subscriber terminal (ST) for use with IP push-to-talk (PP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) operating in a plurality of modes, including a mobile terminal having an ability to communicate over the air to a wireless Access Point (AP), the mobile terminal further programmable to use conventional WLAN protocols, and a method for operating the wireless terminal are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 7948954
    Abstract: An architecture is described for providing IP push-to-talk (IPP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) serving a plurality of subscriber terminals (STs), having at least one broadband access network terminal (BANT), the BANT coupled to and interacting with at least one of a plurality of Access Points (APs) via a local area network (LAN), the plurality of APs in communication with the plurality of subscriber terminals; a multicast-enabled network, the multicast-enabled network coupled to and interacting with at least one BANT via a broadband access network; an IP network coupled to, and interacting with, the multicast-enabled network via an edge router; and a WLAN mobile radio service (WLMRS) controller (WLMRSC) coupled to and interacting with the IP network via a multicast-enabled router (MR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert R. Miller, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 7948923
    Abstract: A wireless subscriber terminal (ST) for use with IP push-to-talk (PP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) operating in a plurality of modes, including a mobile terminal having an ability to communicate over the air to a wireless Access Point (AP), the mobile terminal further programmable to use conventional WLAN protocols, and a method for operating the wireless terminal are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, II, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 7944948
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Patent number: 7933225
    Abstract: An architecture is described for providing IP push-to-talk (IPP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) serving a plurality of subscriber terminals (STs), having at least one broadband access network terminal (BANT), the BANT coupled to and interacting with at least one of a plurality of Access Points (APs) via a local area network (LAN), the plurality of APs in communication with the plurality of subscriber terminals; a multicast-enabled network, the multicast-enabled network coupled to and interacting with at least one BANT via a broadband access network; an IP network coupled to, and interacting with, the multicast-enabled network via an edge router; and a WLAN mobile radio service (WLMRS) controller (WLMRSC) coupled to and interacting with the IP network via a multicast-enabled router (MR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert R. Miller, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Publication number: 20110013620
    Abstract: A system is described for providing personalized network access and services in a distributed end-to-end broadband transport network having a telecommunication device used by a user having a unique personal identifier, a premises-based broadband access agent (BAA), the BAA connected to and in communication with the telecommunication device, a switch specific to an underlying transport medium, the switch connected to and in communication with the distributed end-to-end broadband transport network, a network access server platform (NASP), the NASP connected to and in communication with the BAA and the switch, the NASP provides personalized network access and services on demand and a call connection agent (CCA) to complete a call placed by the user to a terminating user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Kenny X. Huang, Jinman Kim, Robert R. Miller, Wenchu Ying