Patents by Inventor David R. Wolter

David R. Wolter 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: 10764349
    Abstract: A method includes initiating, by an agent application of an access point, a communication connection to a self-organizing network controller via a particular communication path to the self-organizing network controller. The particular communication path is identified in a prioritized set of communication paths to the self-organizing network controller. The method includes receiving, at the access point, control data from the self-organizing network controller via the particular communication path. The control data includes an instruction for a station, the station in communication with the access point via a wireless local area network supported by the access point. The method also includes sending the instruction to the station from the access point via the wireless local area network. The instruction is executable by the station to cause the station to modify a data transmission rate of the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10743259
    Abstract: Wireless transition timers associated with wireless transition states are adaptively controlled in relation to use of applications by user equipment (UE). A UE can include a transition management component (TMC) that can adaptively control wireless transition timers associated with wireless states based on application type, session content, or other factors. The TMC monitors data flow associated with an application and, for a current or subsequent communication session, controls the length of wireless transition timers and switching between wireless states to improve UE, application, and/or network performance while maintaining QOE for the user. The TMC can access a timer look-up table that maps wireless transition timers to application type, content type, user behavior, or other factors. The TMC also can desirably control maintaining persistence or always-on connections by controlling switching between wireless states using the adapted wireless transition timers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Gaviphat Lekutai, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10681710
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at an access point, that a channel used to communicate with a device is experiencing interference. The method also includes, in response to the access point detecting that the channel used to communicate with the device is experiencing interference, switching, at the access point to a second channel. The second channel is selected from available channels associated with a set of candidate frequency bands. The set of candidate frequency bands is selected based on a signal quality of a particular device in communication with the access point. The particular device is a communication device in communication with the access point that has a lowest signal quality of signal qualities of communication devices in communication with the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feng Wang, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20200059796
    Abstract: An eNodeB uses a first portion of a frequency spectrum as a primary cell and uses a second portion of the frequency spectrum as a secondary cell that is dynamically shared with a 5G base station. The eNodeB and the 5G base station communicate to dynamically share the second portion of the frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Arunabha Ghosh, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20200001490
    Abstract: A food processor includes a bowl with a removable lid. Food items are advanced into the bowl through a feed tube formed in the lid where they are cut by a blade assembly. A rotating disk is adjustable relative to the blade assembly to vary the thickness of the food items cut by the blade assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin James Beber, Alex R. Oliveira, Fernando R. Oliveira, Eric Tauzer, Joao Paulo M. Goncalves, David J. Gushwa, Yung Leong Hin, Jeffrey Carl Loebig, Euan Skinner MacLeod, Qu Zhi Jie, Michael P. Conti, Thomas Allen Gillette, Brent A. Rowland, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Patent number: 10477261
    Abstract: A method and system for enhanced human to human and human to machine interactions employs a sensory communication session that spans from end user device to end user device across a network. The sensory communication session includes remote sensory application programming interfaces that provide standardized access to applications executing on user communication devices. The sensory communication session enables enhanced interactions with a deeper quality of experience and enables each communicating user to better discern feelings, situation, and other environmental and personal context associated with the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter, Milap Vrashank Majmundar
  • Patent number: 10462675
    Abstract: An eNodeB uses a first portion of a frequency spectrum as a primary cell and uses a second portion of the frequency spectrum as a secondary cell that is dynamically shared with a 5G base station. The eNodeB and the 5G base station communicate to dynamically share the second portion of the frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arunabha Gosh, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10449685
    Abstract: A food processor includes a bowl with a removable lid. Food items are advanced into the bowl through a feed tube formed in the lid where they are cut by a blade assembly. A rotating disk is adjustable relative to the blade assembly to vary the thickness of the food items cut by the blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin James Beber, Alex R. Oliveira, Fernando R. Oliveira, Eric Tauzer, Joao Paulo M. Goncalves, David J. Gushwa, Yung Leong Hin, Jeffrey Carl Loebig, Euan Skinner MacLeod, Qu Zhi Jie, Michael P. Conti, Thomas Allen Gillette, Brent A. Rowland, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Patent number: 10419288
    Abstract: A network operating system agent can operate to facilitate communications to a network device and a managing server of self-organizing network devices to exchange contexts between an application managed by a user equipment device and the network device. Relationships between self-organizing devices and applications of a user equipment device can be extended so that the network devices are context aware of the application settings. In response to detecting the user equipment device communicating via the network devices, a set of user equipment device parameters and a set of application settings of the application can be communicated to the network devices. The application settings can be modified according to the a set of radio network performance settings of the self-organizing network devices with the user equipment device based on the set of user equipment device parameters and the set of application settings of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20190238613
    Abstract: A method includes initiating, by an agent application of an access point, a communication connection to a self-organizing network controller via a particular communication path to the self-organizing network controller. The particular communication path is identified in a prioritized set of communication paths to the self-organizing network controller. The method includes receiving, at the access point, control data from the self-organizing network controller via the particular communication path. The control data includes an instruction for a station, the station in communication with the access point via a wireless local area network supported by the access point. The method also includes sending the instruction to the station from the access point via the wireless local area network. The instruction is executable by the station to cause the station to modify a data transmission rate of the station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: MOSTAFA TOFIGHBAKHSH, DAVID R. WOLTER
  • Publication number: 20190182848
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at an access point, that a channel used to communicate with a device is experiencing interference. The method also includes, in response to the access point detecting that the channel used to communicate with the device is experiencing interference, switching, at the access point to a second channel. The second channel is selected from available channels associated with a set of candidate frequency bands. The set of candidate frequency bands is selected based on a signal quality of a particular device in communication with the access point. The particular device is a communication device in communication with the access point that has a lowest signal quality of signal qualities of communication devices in communication with the access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Feng Wang, DAVID R. WOLTER
  • Patent number: 10305959
    Abstract: A method includes after determining that a first type of communication path to a self-organizing network controller is not available at an access point that supports a first wireless local area network, selecting, by an agent application at the access point, a second type of communication path to the self-organizing network controller from a prioritized set of communication paths. The method also includes attempting to establish a communication connection to the self-organizing network controller using the second type of communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10244544
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a signal from a device. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to initiate a channel change operation associated with a channel of a particular frequency band. Each channel of the particular frequency band supports a threshold power level that is based on a signal quality associated with the signal and that enables wireless communication with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feng Wang, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20180368070
    Abstract: Wireless transition timers associated with wireless transition states are adaptively controlled in relation to use of applications by user equipment (UE). A UE can include a transition management component (TMC) that can adaptively control wireless transition timers associated with wireless states based on application type, session content, or other factors. The TMC monitors data flow associated with an application and, for a current or subsequent communication session, controls the length of wireless transition timers and switching between wireless states to improve UE, application, and/or network performance while maintaining QOE for the user. The TMC can access a timer look-up table that maps wireless transition timers to application type, content type, user behavior, or other factors. The TMC also can desirably control maintaining persistence or always-on connections by controlling switching between wireless states using the adapted wireless transition timers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Gaviphat Lekutai, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10070391
    Abstract: Wireless transition timers associated with wireless transition states are adaptively controlled in relation to use of applications by user equipment (UE). A UE can include a transition management component (TMC) that can adaptively control wireless transition timers associated with wireless states based on application type, session content, or other factors. The TMC monitors data flow associated with an application and, for a current or subsequent communication session, controls the length of wireless transition timers and switching between wireless states to improve UE, application, and/or network performance while maintaining QOE for the user. The TMC can access a timer look-up table that maps wireless transition timers to application type, content type, user behavior, or other factors. The TMC also can desirably control maintaining persistence or always-on connections by controlling switching between wireless states using the adapted wireless transition timers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Gaviphat Lekutai, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20180219734
    Abstract: A network operating system agent can operate to facilitate communications to a network device and a managing server of self-organizing network devices to exchange contexts between an application managed by a user equipment device and the network device. Relationships between self-organizing devices and applications of a user equipment device can be extended so that the network devices are context aware of the application settings. In response to detecting the user equipment device communicating via the network devices, a set of user equipment device parameters and a set of application settings of the application can be communicated to the network devices. The application settings can be modified according to the a set of radio network performance settings of the self-organizing network devices with the user equipment device based on the set of user equipment device parameters and the set of application settings of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 9948511
    Abstract: A network operating system agent can operate to facilitate communications to a network device and a managing server of self-organizing network devices to exchange contexts between an application managed by a user equipment device and the network device. Relationships between self-organizing devices and applications of a user equipment device can be extended so that the network devices are context aware of the application settings. In response to detecting the user equipment device communicating via the network devices, a set of user equipment device parameters and a set of application settings of the application can be communicated to the network devices. The application settings can be modified according to the a set of radio network performance settings of the self-organizing network devices with the user equipment device based on the set of user equipment device parameters and the set of application settings of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 9930493
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a beacon signal from a wireless access point at a mobile device. The method also includes determining, based on the beacon signal and a size of a buffer of the mobile device, a speed threshold associated with the wireless access point. The method further includes selectively transmitting data to the wireless access point based at least in part on the speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20170257774
    Abstract: An eNodeB uses a first portion of a frequency spectrum as a primary cell and uses a second portion of the frequency spectrum as a secondary cell that is dynamically shared with a 5G base station. The eNodeB and the 5G base station communicate to dynamically share the second portion of the frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Arunabha Ghosh, David R. Wolter
  • Publication number: 20170215040
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a beacon signal from a wireless access point at a mobile device. The method also includes determining, based on the beacon signal and a size of a buffer of the mobile device, a speed threshold associated with the wireless access point. The method further includes selectively transmitting data to the wireless access point based at least in part on the speed threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David R. Wolter