Patents by Inventor Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr.

Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr. 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: 10419783
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including sending, via a transmitter, a primary video stream corresponding to a particular channel to a media device. The operations further include sending a secondary video stream to the media device. The secondary video stream is associated with a lower quality level than the primary video stream. Transmission of a frame of the secondary video stream is delayed with respect to transmission of a corresponding frame of the primary video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Robert Duncan Doverspike, William C. Fenner
  • Patent number: 10237414
    Abstract: Network resources for a call are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource is committed. If the call is confirmed, then the network resources are committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Publication number: 20180191910
    Abstract: Network resources for a call are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource is committed. If the call is confirmed, then the network resources are committed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Patent number: 9942411
    Abstract: Network resources for a call are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource is committed. If the call is confirmed, then the network resources are committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Publication number: 20170359468
    Abstract: Network resources for a call are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource is committed. If the call is confirmed, then the network resources are committed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, JR., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Patent number: 9762739
    Abstract: Network resources for a call are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource is committed. If the call is confirmed, then the network resources are committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Publication number: 20170223388
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including sending, via a transmitter, a primary video stream corresponding to a particular channel to a media device. The operations further include sending a secondary video stream to the media device. The secondary video stream is associated with a lower quality level than the primary video stream. Transmission of a frame of the secondary video stream is delayed with respect to transmission of a corresponding frame of the primary video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Robert Duncan Doverspike, William C. Fenner
  • Patent number: 9661358
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including sending a primary multicast video stream and a secondary multicast video stream to a media device. The secondary multicast video stream is limited to intra-coded frames (I-frames) extracted from the primary multicast video stream. Transmission of each intra-coded frame (I-frame) of the secondary multicast video stream is delayed with respect to transmission of a corresponding I-frame of the primary multicast video stream. The delay is based on an amount of writing time to satisfy a buffer threshold of a video content buffer at the media device to prevent a noticeable time shift of video displayed by the media device when the media device switches from outputting the secondary multicast video stream to outputting the primary multicast video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Robert Duncan Doverspike, William C. Fenner
  • Patent number: 9277058
    Abstract: Network resources for a call between a calling party and a called party are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation request. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource from the reserved network resources is committed. The reserved network resources for the call are committed when a called party indicates acceptance for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Patent number: 9112923
    Abstract: Lawfully-authorized electronic surveillance is performed. A call associated with a first party to be surveilled is verified, on a per-call basis. Packets associated with the call are sent to a second party. Copies of the packets are sent to a surveillance receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra, Douglas M Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20150071087
    Abstract: Network resources for a call between a calling party and a called party are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation request. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource from the reserved network resources is committed. The reserved network resources for the call are committed when a called party indicates acceptance for the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, JR., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra
  • Patent number: 8873547
    Abstract: Network resources for a call between a calling party and a called party are allocated. The network resources for the call are reserved based on a reservation request. The network resources are reserved before any one network resource from the reserved network resources is committed. The reserved network resources for the call are committed when a called party indicates acceptance for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William Todd Marshall, Partho Pratim Mishra, Douglas M Nortz, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20140317672
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including sending a primary multicast video stream and a secondary multicast video stream to a media device. The secondary multicast video stream is limited to intra-coded frames (I-frames) extracted from the primary multicast video stream. Transmission of each intra-coded frame (I-frame) of the secondary multicast video stream is delayed with respect to transmission of a corresponding I-frame of the primary multicast video stream. The delay is based on an amount of writing time to satisfy a buffer threshold of a video content buffer at the media device to prevent a noticeable time shift of video displayed by the media device when the media device switches from outputting the secondary multicast video stream to outputting the primary multicast video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, JR., Robert Duncan Doverspike, William C. Fenner
  • Patent number: 8813141
    Abstract: A method of providing video content is disclosed that includes receiving video content associated with a television stream from a video source at a server of a video distribution network. The method also includes sending a primary multicast video stream corresponding to the video content to a video distribution network entity via an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The primary multicast video stream is associated with a first bandwidth. Further, the method includes sending a secondary multicast video stream to the video distribution network entity via the IP network. The secondary multicast video stream is associated with a second bandwidth. The primary multicast video stream and the secondary multicast video stream are accessible to a set-top box device via the video distribution network entity in response to a channel change request that indicates the television stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Properties I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Robert Duncan Doverspike, William C. Fenner
  • Patent number: 8813213
    Abstract: An application provisioning device may be used to manage a profile of a host and provide data corresponding to a selected application for installation at a host. A reverse firewall may use the profile of the host to determine whether to allow or block particular network communication from an application running on the host. An indication of a selected application may be received at the application provisioning device. Configuration information may also be received at the application provisioning device. The application provisioning server may request an update to the profile of a host and transmit such a request. The profile may be updated to reflect the configuration information and/or information of the selected application. Data corresponding to the selected application may be updated and transmitted to a host computer, where it may be installed. Therefore, the installed application running on the host may operate without being prematurely blocked by the reverse firewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: William A. Aiello, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., William J. Leighton, III, Patrick McDaniel, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus E. Van Der Merwe
  • Publication number: 20140164140
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to determine a behavioral profile of an end user from packet traffic generated by activities of the end user, and share the behavioral profile with a network element for distributing targeted advertisements to the end user according to the behavioral profile. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Canhui Ou, J. Bradley Bridges, Charles Robert Kalmanek, JR., Raghvendra Savoor, Albert Gordon Greenberg, Steve Sposato, Zhi Li, Jerold Daizo Osato, Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Sun-Uk Park
  • Patent number: 8724625
    Abstract: A method of configuring a network access device connected to an access network connected to a plurality of service networks, the network device having a first network address allocated to a subscriber of services of a first service provider provided by a first service network, with a new network address allocated to a second subscriber of services of either the first service provider, or a second service provider provided by a second service network. The method comprises the steps of: sending a request from the network access device to the access network with user credentials for the second subscriber requesting access to the first service provider or a change to the second service provider; receiving a response from the access network; and initiating a network address change request using a configuration protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Sean E. Carolan, John W. Garrett, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Han Q. Nguyen, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8660115
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to mechanisms for content-aware redirection and content exchange/content discovery that permit a request for content to be redirected to a particular advantageous server that can serve the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Cranor, Raman Gopalakrishnan, Matthew D. Green, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., David Hilton Shur, Sandeep Sibal, Jacobus E. van der Merwe
  • Publication number: 20130263244
    Abstract: An application provisioning device may be used to manage a profile of a host and provide data corresponding to a selected application for installation at a host. A reverse firewall may use the profile of the host to determine whether to allow or block particular network communication from an application running on the host. An indication of a selected application may be received at the application provisioning device. Configuration information may also be received at the application provisioning device. The application provisioning server may request an update to the profile of a host and transmit such a request. The profile may be updated to reflect the configuration information and/or information of the selected application. Data corresponding to the selected application may be updated and transmitted to a host computer, where it may be installed. Therefore, the installed application running on the host may operate without being prematurely blocked by the reverse firewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: William A. AIELLO, Charles Robert KALMANEK, JR., William J. LEIGHTON, III, Patrick MCDANIEL, Subhabrata SEN, Oliver SPATSCHECK, Jacobus E. VAN DER MERWE
  • Patent number: 8532137
    Abstract: A method and architecture for Packet-Aware Transport Networks (PATN) which supports both packet and traditional TDM services and which leverages an assemblage of emerging technologies to provide efficient aggregation and switching of packet traffic in metro networks. The PATN provides significant cost savings to carriers by reducing the number of network elements, reducing transport costs through statistical multiplexing, and eliminating the need for redundant multiplexing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Afferton, Luis Aguirre-Torres, Robert Duncan Doverspike, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan