Patents by Inventor Anthony Petronelli

Anthony Petronelli 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: 9877231
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Publication number: 20170181036
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, ANTHONY PETRONELLI, KEVIN MENG
  • Patent number: 9629053
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Publication number: 20160037423
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: CANHUI OU, ANTHONY PETRONELLI, KEVIN MENG
  • Patent number: 9191879
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Publication number: 20150141137
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a media device, a video game from a server via a network. The method includes installing, via the media device, the video game to a storage device associated with the media device. The method includes receiving, at the media device, a request to play the video game. The method includes sending an authorization request to the server from the media device via the network in response to the request. The method includes receiving authorization to execute the video game at the media device. The authorization is based on an identifier of the media device included in the authorization request being associated with rights allowing execution of the video game. The method also includes executing the video game via the media device in response to receiving the authorization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Gemelos, Anthony Petronelli
  • Patent number: 8990119
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for the automated payment, download over a network, installation on a set-top box, and play of console and online video games by user interaction with a controller-adapted set-top box. Security measures inhibit video game piracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steve Gemelos, Anthony Petronelli
  • Patent number: 8812361
    Abstract: Systems and methods of targeted advertisement are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes performing a deep packet inspection process of packet traffic within at least a portion of a communication network. The deep packet inspection process includes determining source data and destination data from the packet traffic without inspecting packet payload data. The method includes receiving aggregate demographic data of users that are associated with at least some of the packet traffic and generating an anonymous first profile of a first user based on first data acquired via the deep packet inspection process and based on the aggregate demographic data. The method also includes retrieving first user profile data from the anonymous first profile and sending the first user profile data to an advertisement system to determine a targeted advertisement based on the first user profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Properties I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Petronelli, Steven Gemelos, Raghvendra Savoor
  • Patent number: 8737988
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, systems and apparatus for providing service provider information for a user communication device. A targeted communication link associated with a target service provider is determined using a user communication device associated with a user service provider. The determination of the indicator for the target service provider may be with a user service provider Central Office or server. An indicator of the target service provider is received and displayed on the user communication device. Communication services available to the communication device are determined and presented to the communication device by audible or visual signals. Representations of services available or restricted to the user communication device are provided to the user device. Restricted services may be enabled by override options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Anthony Petronelli
  • Patent number: 8621505
    Abstract: Methods and systems for closed caption processing are described. In an embodiment, a source signal may be accessed. The source signal may include a video signal and closed caption information embedded within the video signal. The closed caption information may be extracted from the source signal. A content request may be received over a network from an access device. A caption setting associated with the access device may be accessed. The video signal may be provided in a video stream over the network to the access device. The closed caption information may be provided over the network in a caption stream in accordance with accessing of the caption setting. Additional systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Petronelli, Steven Gemelos, Raghvendra G. Savoor
  • Publication number: 20130301612
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Patent number: 8509189
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Publication number: 20110142010
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base station having a wireless transceiver operable in compliance with a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access protocol, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can be operable to receive a request from a communication device to access the base station, and to direct the communication device to a second base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the base station below an operating threshold of the base station. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: AT &T Intellectual Property I, L.P
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Patent number: 7916698
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) base station having a wireless transceiver, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can direct a communication device requesting wireless access to another WiMAX base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the WiMAX base station below its operating threshold. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, Anthony Petronelli, Kevin Meng
  • Publication number: 20100298047
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for the automated payment, download over a network, installation on a set-top box, and play of console and online video games by user interaction with a controller-adapted set-top box. Security measures inhibit video game piracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steve Gemelos, Anthony Petronelli
  • Publication number: 20100228852
    Abstract: This description provides tools and techniques for detecting advertising arbitrage and click fraud. These tools may monitor packet traffic to or from subscribers to website hosting services. These tools may also analyze the packets to determine whether at least a part of the traffic is indicative of suspected click fraud affecting websites managed as part of the website hosting services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Gemelos, Anthony Petronelli, Raghvendra Savoor
  • Patent number: 7789757
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are described for the automated payment, download over a network, installation on a set-top box, and play of console and online video games by user interaction with a controller-adapted set-top box. Security measures inhibit video game piracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steve Gemelos, Anthony Petronelli
  • Publication number: 20100023338
    Abstract: Systems and methods of targeted advertisement are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes performing a deep packet inspection process of packet traffic within at least a portion of a communication network. The deep packet inspection process includes determining source data and destination data from the packet traffic without inspecting packet payload data. The method includes receiving aggregate demographic data of users that are associated with at least some of the packet traffic and generating an anonymous first profile of a first user based on first data acquired via the deep packet inspection process and based on the aggregate demographic data. The method also includes retrieving first user profile data from the anonymous first profile and sending the first user profile data to an advertisement system to determine a targeted advertisement based on the first user profile data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: ANTHONY PETRONELLI, STEVEN GEMELOS, RAGHVENDRA SAVOOR
  • Publication number: 20090244372
    Abstract: Methods and systems for closed caption processing are described. In an embodiment, a source signal may be accessed. The source signal may include a video signal and closed caption information embedded within the video signal. The closed caption information may be extracted from the source signal. A content request may be received over a network from an access device. A caption setting associated with the access device may be accessed. The video signal may be provided in a video stream over the network to the access device. The closed caption information may be provided over the network in a caption stream in accordance with accessing of the caption setting. Additional systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Anthony Petronelli, Steven Gemelos, Raghvendra G. Savoor
  • Publication number: 20090022105
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) base station having a wireless transceiver, and a controller to manage the wireless transceiver. The controller can direct a communication device requesting wireless access to another WiMAX base station upon determining that granting wireless access to the communication device reduces an operating performance of the WiMAX base station below its operating threshold. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.
    Inventors: CANHUI OU, ANTHONY PETRONELLI, KEVIN MENG