Patents by Inventor Brian Kevin Daly

Brian Kevin Daly 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).

  • Publication number: 20190020428
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses may use an unmanned vehicle to communicate an alert, such as an emergency alert, to a region, such as one affected by a natural disaster. A method may include receiving a message, which may comprise an alert and information associated with a region, from an alert originator. The message may then be transmitted, via a communication access device, to an unmanned vehicle. After receiving the message, the unmanned vehicle may travel to the region. Upon reaching the region, the unmanned vehicle may communicate the alert, whereby individuals' reception devices within the region may receive the alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Charles Peter Musgrove, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Publication number: 20180352075
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for separating sensitive data from mobile devices for theft prevention. According to one aspect, a system includes a data security platform and a mobile device platform. The mobile device platform can detect that the data security platform is connected. The mobile device platform can determine whether the data security platform is part of an authenticated pair with the mobile device platform. In response to determining that the data security platform is part of an authenticated pair with the mobile device platform, the mobile device platform can access at least a portion of sensitive data that is stored in a memory component of the data security platform. If the data security platform is disconnected from the mobile device platform, the mobile device platform cannot function or can provide limited functionality, such as a function to communication with a 9-1-1 service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 10147119
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are related to leveraging mobility management techniques implemented in mobile networks to distribute advertisements to mobile devices. In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, based on the location of a mobile device, an advertisement is provided for a service associated with the location of the mobile device, wherein the advertisement includes a map of a path from the location of the mobile device to a location of a service provider of the service associated with the location of the mobile device. If a user is interested in the service that is offered in the advertisement, they can initiate a purchase procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 10123197
    Abstract: A call to an emergency call center from a device is initiated utilizing a relay service. The device may send a non-voice message to the relay service. The relay service, upon receipt and analysis of the message, may initiate a call to the device. The device, upon receiving the call and determining that the call is from the relay service, may place the call on hold and initiate a call to an emergency call center. Subsequently, the device may establish a multi-party call between the device, the relay service, and the emergency call center. Further, the relay service may maintain multiple communications modes in order to conduct non-voice messages with the device and conduct voice communications with the emergency call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 10097293
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses may use an unmanned vehicle to communicate an alert, such as an emergency alert, to a region, such as one affected by a natural disaster. A method may include receiving a message, which may comprise an alert and information associated with a region, from an alert originator. The message may then be transmitted, via a communication access device, to an unmanned vehicle. After receiving the message, the unmanned vehicle may travel to the region. Upon reaching the region, the unmanned vehicle may communicate the alert, whereby individuals' reception devices within the region may receive the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Charles Peter Musgrove, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Publication number: 20180270642
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a broadcast message and determining a type of the broadcast message. The operations include, if the broadcast message is a first type, retrieving data indicated by the broadcast message. The operations include, if the broadcast message is a second type, changing a device operating characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 10051111
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for separating sensitive data from mobile devices for theft prevention. According to one aspect, a system includes a data security platform and a mobile device platform. The mobile device platform can detect that the data security platform is connected. The mobile device platform can determine whether the data security platform is part of an authenticated pair with the mobile device platform. In response to determining that the data security platform is part of an authenticated pair with the mobile device platform, the mobile device platform can access at least a portion of sensitive data that is stored in a memory component of the data security platform. If the data security platform is disconnected from the mobile device platform, the mobile device platform cannot function or can provide limited functionality, such as a function to communication with a 9-1-1 service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 10051447
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for broadcasting a wireless emergency alert message are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor receiving a request to broadcast a wireless emergency alert message, determining an anticipated increase in a network usage in response to broadcasting the wireless emergency alert message, determining that a capacity of the network will not be exceeded with the anticipated increase in the network usage, and broadcasting the wireless alert message in an alert area. In one example, the request comprises a type of alert, the alert area, and a message content. In one example, the wireless emergency alert message that is broadcast includes the message content in a format that deviates from a default format when it is determined that the capacity of the network will not be exceeded with the anticipated increase in the network usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 10019747
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides systems and methods for enhancing a purchasing experience by enabling a purchaser to receive a variety of real-time updates or recommendations regarding products that the purchaser, such as a user, may need or intend to purchase. A recommendation provided by the system may be based upon comparing the product with a plurality of sources. The recommendation may include a recommendation that a product may near depletion and thus may need to be replaced, a recommendation that the user may already have a sufficient amount or number of the product, a recommendation that the product may or may not match an existing item owned by the user, or a recommendation not to purchase a product. A virtual closet may also be created according the systems and methods of the subject disclosure, allowing users and contacts selected by the user to collaborate on products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Jamie Toren, Mark Edward Causey, Brian Kevin Daly, Karen Mullis
  • Patent number: 9980110
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a broadcast message and determining a type of the broadcast message. The operations include, if the broadcast message is a first type, retrieving data indicated by the broadcast message. The operations include, if the broadcast message is a second type, changing a device operating characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 9955328
    Abstract: A device automatically is configured to the emergency alert system (EAS) channel utilized by the location from which the device registers with a network. In an example configuration, an EAS server provides a mobile switching center (MSC) configuration information regarding the emergency alert channels to be used for the cellular sites supported by the MSC. When the mobile device registers via a cellular site supported by the MSC, the designated channel to be used for EAS messages is sent to the mobile device as part of the registration process. The mobile device assigns an internal channel to the designated channel. In another example configuration, the mobile device is preconfigured with a table listing all possible EAS channels, and the MSC provides, during the registration process, a pointer to the appropriate portion of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kevin Daly, DeWayne Allan Sennett, Alexander E. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20180084396
    Abstract: A method, a mobile device, and a computer-readable medium for accessing target data of a uniform resource locator received in a wireless emergency alert message are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor for receiving a wireless emergency alert message including a uniform resource locator via a cellular broadcast, determining that a non-cellular access network is available for the mobile device, accessing target data from the uniform resource locator via the non-cellular access network, when the non-cellular access network is available, and presenting the target data on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 9877150
    Abstract: A subscriber of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) receiving an EAS alert message can obtain additional multimedia information in based upon the location of the subscriber. The additional multimedia information can include information pertaining to available shelter, medical facilities, the location of emergency supplies, a plume map, evacuation routes, or the like. In an example embodiment, the Global Positioning System or other device location systems is utilized to determine the location of the subscriber. The location information along with EAS alert information is used to query a database to obtain the additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 9866879
    Abstract: Architecture for the delivery of IP-based messages from wired and/or wireless devices to a television system. The means for delivery can be via an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) technology. The message is processed through a messaging system that obtains a mapping of a message address to an IPTV address, and routes the message to an IPTV network for delivery the desired television system for presentation. Messaging can be via SMS (short message service) for textual content, MMS (multimedia messaging service) for multimedia content, or other messaging technologies, such as instant messaging, an e-mail, for example. Optionally, the message from the user device can include a request for confirmation of delivery of the message to the television. The confirmation can then be routed back over an IP data network to the user device and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kevin Daly, DeWayne Allan Sennett
  • Publication number: 20170374157
    Abstract: A more efficient wireless network can utilize network elements, a service controller, and agents associated with the network elements. Each network element can publish state information and resource information so that other network elements and the service controller can readily identify which network element has available resources. Therefore, each network element can be a resource consumer and a resource provider. Additionally, the network elements can register with the service controller and/or allow agents to act on their behalf in order to generate a more efficient network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 9826344
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining whether a mobile device was within a specified area and for providing a location history of a mobile device are disclosed. A request may be received from a device which inquires about the location history of a mobile device. The request may include a time period and/or a location. The relevant location history of the device may be determined and provided in response. A request may also be received which inquires whether a mobile device was within a known alert area. The location history of the device may be correlated to the alert area and a response provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 9820121
    Abstract: A method, a mobile device, and a computer-readable medium for accessing target data of a uniform resource locator received in a wireless emergency alert message are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor for receiving a wireless emergency alert message including a uniform resource locator via a cellular broadcast, determining that a non-cellular access network is available for the mobile device, accessing target data from the uniform resource locator via the non-cellular access network, when the non-cellular access network is available, and presenting the target data on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Publication number: 20170303109
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for broadcasting a wireless emergency alert message are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor receiving a request to broadcast a wireless emergency alert message, determining an anticipated increase in a network usage in response to broadcasting the wireless emergency alert message, determining that a capacity of the network will not be exceeded with the anticipated increase in the network usage, and broadcasting the wireless alert message in an alert area. In one example, the request comprises a type of alert, the alert area, and a message content. In one example, the wireless emergency alert message that is broadcast includes the message content in a format that deviates from a default format when it is determined that the capacity of the network will not be exceeded with the anticipated increase in the network usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 9774746
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for providing a conference call and enhanced conference call controls for traditional, for example circuit switched-only, and advanced, for example packet switched and dual circuit and packet switched, communication devices. The system includes components for receiving, transcoding, and distributing communication protocols from any suitable public, commercial, or otherwise known communication protocol source or architecture. In addition, the system includes components for dynamically transferring host control functions from one conference call participant while maintaining a conference call communication bridge, as well as components for maintaining a conference call communication bridge should a conference call host device become inadvertently disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 9769636
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a message to a user of a device, such as a mobile cellular phone, which includes using a signal, such as a wireless broadcast alert, to turn on one or more receivers of the device configured to receive the message, conserves battery power for the device until it is needed in order to receive and transmit the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Kevin Daly, DeWayne A. Sennett