Patents by Inventor Christopher P. Gilboy

Christopher P. Gilboy 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: 20210021574
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for web activity concealment. A system can include a memory storing instructions that, upon execution by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The system can be communicatively coupled to a network. The operations can include detecting a network message that is directed to a target source, where the network message is generated by a client application of a machine-to-machine device. The operations can include identifying, based on the network message, a client action that is associated with the client application. The operations can include counterpoising the client action by generating a supplemental action command. The operations can include providing the supplemental action command to the machine-to-machine device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 10755279
    Abstract: Multiple authentication procedures enhance security of Internet transactions. For example, a request is received from a customer to access a service. A first authentication request is sent to the customer for first authentication information. A second authentication request may be sent to the customer for second authentication information. The method then enables the customer to proceed with accessing the service if the second authentication information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 10721512
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Publication number: 20190174164
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Patent number: 10231002
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P, AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Publication number: 20180007412
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Patent number: 9800915
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Publication number: 20170286960
    Abstract: Multiple authentication procedures enhance security of Internet transactions. For example, a request is received from a customer to access a service. A first authentication request is sent to the customer for first authentication information. A second authentication request may be sent to the customer for second authentication information. The method then enables the customer to proceed with accessing the service if the second authentication information is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Publication number: 20170230698
    Abstract: A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial IP network. The satellite transmission path is brought back on line after the satellite link is restored. Alternatively, the system may begin recording the signal in the media distribution system for transmission via the satellite link after the link is restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher P. Gilboy, Matthew Pitz
  • Patent number: 9712528
    Abstract: Multiple authentication procedures enhance security of Internet transactions. For example, a request is received from a customer to access a service. A first authentication request is sent to the customer for first authentication information. A second authentication request may be sent to the customer for second authentication information. The method then enables the customer to proceed with accessing the service if the second authentication information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 9578380
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling IP service subscribers to share media contents with other IP service subscribers or Internet users in either a secured or open fashion are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention enables the sharing of home movies, pictures, and other media contents, where media could be stored media or media created in real-time. Namely, the present method allows IP service subscribers to effectively create their own TV station, e.g., complete with stored or live content programming and content scheduling. In turn, the method allows a viewing subscriber to select and view a shared media program created by another subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Publication number: 20160277402
    Abstract: Multiple authentication procedures enhance security of Internet transactions. For example, a request is received from a customer to access a service. A first authentication request is sent to the customer for first authentication information. A second authentication request may be sent to the customer for second authentication information. The method then enables the customer to proceed with accessing the service if the second authentication information is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 9426189
    Abstract: A subscriber (12, 14, 16) initiating an Internet telephony call may receive specific content targeted to that subscriber in accordance with a match between at least one of the dialed number and the calling party number. Upon receipt of the subscriber's Internet telephony call, an Internet Telephony Service Provider server (18) searches each of a dialed number database, a calling party number database and a default database to establish a match between the calling party number, the dialed number or a range of either numbers. Upon finding a match, the Internet Telephony Service Provider server retrieves corresponding content, typically in the form of a URL that links to an associated web site, to provide to the subscriber who may elect to retrieve that information at the subscriber's discretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 9380045
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing authentication are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request from a customer to access a service via a first user endpoint device, and sends a first authentication request to the customer for first authentication information. The method then sends a second authentication request to the customer for second authentication information via a second user endpoint device if the first authentication information is received, wherein the first user endpoint device is different from the second user endpoint device. The method then enables the customer to proceed with accessing the service if the second authentication information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Publication number: 20160037221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling IP service subscribers to share media contents with other IP service subscribers or Internet users in either a secured or open fashion are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention enables the sharing of home movies, pictures, and other media contents, where media could be stored media or media created in real-time. Namely, the present method allows IP service subscribers to effectively create their own TV station, e.g., complete with stored or live content programming and content scheduling. In turn, the method allows a viewing subscriber to select and view a shared media program created by another subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 9161089
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling IP service subscribers to share media contents with other IP service subscribers or Internet users in either a secured or open fashion are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention enables the sharing of home movies, pictures, and other media contents, where media could be stored media or media created in real-time. Namely, the present method allows IP service subscribers to effectively create their own TV station, e.g., complete with stored or live content programming and content scheduling. In turn, the method allows a viewing subscriber to select and view a shared media program created by another subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Publication number: 20150229678
    Abstract: A subscriber (12, 14, 16) initiating an Internet telephony call may receive specific content targeted to that subscriber in accordance with a match between at least one of the dialed number and the calling party number. Upon receipt of the subscriber's Internet telephony call, an Internet Telephony Service Provider server (18) searches each of a dialed number database, a calling party number database and a default database to establish a match between the calling party number, the dialed number or a range of either numbers. Upon finding a match, the Internet Telephony Service Provider server retrieves corresponding content, typically in the form of a URL that links to an associated web site, to provide to the subscriber who may elect to retrieve that information at the subscriber's discretion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHER P. GILBOY
  • Patent number: 9036792
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising receiving, from a user-operated telecommunications device, a user-initiated communication to a non-911 communications address. The method can comprise automatically providing a user with a current location of a user-associated telecommunications device. The method can comprise requesting, from the user, verification of the current location of the user-associated telecommunications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Christina Cacioppo, Christopher P. Gilboy, Stephen Shinners
  • Patent number: 9036628
    Abstract: A network is defined with several alternative softswitches/proxies, which may be used for communication. Each softswitch/proxy has a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address. The softswitches/proxies receive configuration data from a centralized user-profile server, which maintains user-profile information. A centralized call-detail record (CDR) server is connected to each softswitch/proxy and maintains CDRs on each user on each softswitch/proxy. Based on the network configuration, an end-device configuration system generates a provisioning file. The provisioning file includes the IP addresses of each softswitch/proxy. The provisioning file is communicated to user devices. Each user device accesses the provisioning file and uses the IP address for communication. Should the communication fail for any reason, the user device may autonomously access the provisioning file and initiate another call using the next IP address in the provisioning file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: James C. Ehlinger, Christopher P. Gilboy, Marius Jonas Gudelis
  • Patent number: 9019955
    Abstract: A subscriber (12, 14, 16) initiating an Internet telephony call may receive specific content targeted to that subscriber in accordance with a match between at least one of the dialed number and the calling party number. Upon receipt of the subscriber's Internet telephony call, an Internet Telephony Service Provider server (18) searches each of a dialed number database, a calling party number database and a default database to establish a match between the calling party number, the dialed number or a range of either numbers. Upon finding a match, the Internet Telephony Service Provider server retrieves corresponding content, typically in the form of a URL that links to an associated web site, to provide to the subscriber who may elect to retrieve that information at the subscriber's discretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II.L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy