Patents by Inventor David Ross Beppler

David Ross Beppler 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: 11405096
    Abstract: A method includes registering, by a primary cell site processor, an unmanned aerial vehicle, receiving, by the primary cell site processor, a list of one or more potential secondary cell sites from the unmanned aerial vehicle, timing advances associated with the one or more secondary cell sites, deriving, by the primary cell site processor, a number of component carriers within each of the one or more potential secondary cell sites, selecting, by the primary cell site processor, one or more secondary cell sites from the one or more potential secondary cell sites, and transmitting, by the primary cell site processor, instructions to the one or more secondary cell sites to provide a component carrier to the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20220182897
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, from a user equipment, data relating to the user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a source network node, accessing a neighbor list that identifies a first pairing of first and second network nodes and a second pairing of third and fourth network nodes, and that associates a first weighting factor with the first pairing and a second weighting factor with the second pairing, selecting the first network node or the third network node as a target network node in a handover for the user equipment based on the data, the first weighting factor, and the second weighting factor, and causing the handover to be effected for the user equipment responsive to the selecting the first network node or the third network node as the target network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11356857
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining an indication of user equipment demand associated with a plurality of mobile communication devices that are wirelessly communicating with a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, the plurality of mobile communication devices comprising at least a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology, and the first access point sharing a total amount of radio frequency spectrum with the second access point; determining, based at least in part upon the indication of the user equipment demand, a first split between the first access point and the second access point of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum; and determining, based at least in part upon the first split of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum betw
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20220159472
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining an indication of user equipment demand associated with a plurality of mobile communication devices that are wirelessly communicating with a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, the plurality of mobile communication devices comprising at least a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology, and the first access point sharing a total amount of radio frequency spectrum with the second access point; determining, based at least in part upon the indication of the user equipment demand, a first split between the first access point and the second access point of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum; and determining, based at least in part upon the first split of the total amount of the radio frequency spectrum betw
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20220150769
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a first network node, and where the first network node employs a first radio access technology, determining whether there is an initiation of a call session for the user equipment to be facilitated by the first network node, determining, according to the data relating to the user equipment and responsive to determining that there is an initiation of a call session, a probability that the call session will become disconnected, and controlling connectivity between the user equipment and a second network node based on the probability that the call session will become disconnected, wherein the second network node employs a second radio access technology. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20220151001
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user equipment communicatively coupled to a first network node, the data including information regarding a data buffer associated with the user equipment, obtaining node information relating to a second network node, the node information identifying available network resources of the second network node and a coverage range of the second network node, determining, based on the information regarding the data buffer, that a status of the data buffer satisfies a condition, determining that the first network node has insufficient network resources to satisfy a network resource demand of the user equipment based on the determining that the status of the data buffer satisfies the condition, and selectively activating the second network node, based on the available network resources of the second network node and the coverage range of the second network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20220148434
    Abstract: A device includes a processor and a memory. The processor effectuates operations including receiving an origination location and a destination location. The processor further effectuates operations including generating a coverage map comprising a plurality of coverage areas and one or more coverage overlaps based on the origination location and the destination location. The processor further effectuates operations including determining one or more anchor base stations using the coverage map. The processor further effectuates operations including determining a flight plan comprising a flight route and one or more flight rules used to travel from the origination location to the destination location. The processor further effectuates operations including transmitting the flight plan to one or more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11290928
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, from a user equipment, data relating to the user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a source network node, accessing a neighbor list that identifies a first pairing of first and second network nodes and a second pairing of third and fourth network nodes, and that associates a first weighting factor with the first pairing and a second weighting factor with the second pairing, selecting the first network node or the third network node as a target network node in a handover for the user equipment based on the data, the first weighting factor, and the second weighting factor, and causing the handover to be effected for the user equipment responsive to the selecting the first network node or the third network node as the target network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11272560
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a user equipment communicatively coupled to a first network node, the data including information regarding a data buffer associated with the user equipment, obtaining node information relating to a second network node, the node information identifying available network resources of the second network node and a coverage range of the second network node, determining, based on the information regarding the data buffer, that a status of the data buffer satisfies a condition, determining that the first network node has insufficient network resources to satisfy a network resource demand of the user equipment based on the determining that the status of the data buffer satisfies the condition, and selectively activating the second network node, based on the available network resources of the second network node and the coverage range of the second network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20220060956
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, for a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices that are in communication range of a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, a plurality of network communication parameters, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology; obtaining a list of a plurality of configurations, each configuration identifying one or more time slots in which the first radio access technology is to be used and one or more other time slots in which the second radio access technology is to be used; selecting, from the list, a respective configuration to apply to each of the plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, a first configuration that is selected being selected based at least in part upon one or more first network communication parameters, a second configuration that
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Publication number: 20220061050
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first wireless signal associated with a first communication device that interferes with a second wireless signal associated with a second communication device. Further embodiments include identifying a first frequency band in which the first wireless signal is assigned, the first frequency band associated with a first mobile network, and identifying a second frequency band in which the second wireless signal is assigned, the second frequency band associated with a second mobile network. Additional embodiments can include detecting the first wireless signal is above a first power threshold, and providing instructions to a base station associated with the first communication device. The instructions indicate the base station to assign first wireless signal associated with the first communication device from the first frequency band to a third frequency band associated with the first mobile network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20220046549
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system of a first network element receives information indicating that a user equipment (UE) support dual connectivity with first and second inter-radio access technologies (IRATs). The UE is enabled to communicate with a second network element using the second IRAT. The system provides to the UE uplink power configurations for data transmissions between the UE and the network elements, and performs a closed loop control procedure that includes determining a first transmit power control (TPC) value for first data transmissions from the UE and a second TPC value for second data transmissions from the UE, and adjusting the first TPC value and the second TPC value to allocate UE uplink transmission power between the first IRAT and the second IRAT. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Publication number: 20220021439
    Abstract: A method includes registering, by a primary cell site processor, an unmanned aerial vehicle, receiving, by the primary cell site processor, a list of one or more potential secondary cell sites from the unmanned aerial vehicle, timing advances associated with the one or more secondary cell sites, deriving, by the primary cell site processor, a number of component carriers within each of the one or more potential secondary cell sites, selecting, by the primary cell site processor, one or more secondary cell sites from the one or more potential secondary cell sites, and transmitting, by the primary cell site processor, instructions to the one or more secondary cell sites to provide a component carrier to the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11197217
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, for a plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices that are in communication range of a first access point that uses a first radio access technology and a second access point that uses a second radio access technology, a plurality of network communication parameters, the first radio access technology being a different radio access technology than the second radio access technology; obtaining a list of a plurality of configurations, each configuration identifying one or more time slots in which the first radio access technology is to be used and one or more other time slots in which the second radio access technology is to be used; selecting, from the list, a respective configuration to apply to each of the plurality of dual connectivity mobile communication devices, a first configuration that is selected being selected based at least in part upon one or more first network communication parameters, a second configuration that
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 11172451
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system of a first network element receives information indicating that a user equipment (UE) support dual connectivity with first and second inter-radio access technologies (IRATs). The UE is enabled to communicate with a second network element using the second IRAT. The system provides to the UE uplink power configurations for data transmissions between the UE and the network elements, and performs a closed loop control procedure that includes determining a first transmit power control (TPC) value for first data transmissions from the UE and a second TPC value for second data transmissions from the UE, and adjusting the first TPC value and the second TPC value to allocate UE uplink transmission power between the first IRAT and the second IRAT. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Patent number: 11115931
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating uplink interference avoidance. According an embodiment, a system can comprise receiving a request to adjust an uplink power limit of a first communication device that is generating an uplink interference above a threshold and a power adjustment value employable to adjust the uplink power limit of the first communication device. The system can further facilitate identifying a packet flow in an uplink communication with the first communication device, wherein use of the packet flow results in generating of the uplink interference above the threshold. The system can further facilitate determining whether the uplink power limit of the first communication device is able to be adjusted based on a quality of service allocated to the packet flow. The system can further facilitate transmitting a message to update the uplink power limit of the first communication device using the power adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Arthur Brisebois, David Ross Beppler, Thomas Henderson
  • Publication number: 20210274445
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating uplink interference avoidance. According an embodiment, a system can comprise identifying network node devices and communication devices operating within a boundary located adjacent to an external system. The system can comprise determining communication settings of the communication devices that are engaged in an uplink session with the network node devices. The system can comprise estimating a total uplink interference into the external system based on a propagation model and an uplink power control value determined from the communication settings. The system can comprise in response to determining that the total uplink interference is greater than a defined value and in response to determining that the network node devices employed an open loop power control, requesting the network node devices to initiate an update to an uplink power limit (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Thomas Henderson, David Ross Beppler, Arthur Brisebois
  • Patent number: 11039398
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating uplink interference avoidance. According an embodiment, a system can comprise identifying network node devices and communication devices operating within a boundary located adjacent to an external system. The system can comprise determining communication settings of the communication devices that are engaged in an uplink session with the network node devices. The system can comprise estimating a total uplink interference into the external system based on a propagation model and an uplink power control value determined from the communication settings. The system can comprise in response to determining that the total uplink interference is greater than a defined value and in response to determining that the network node devices employed an open loop power control, requesting the network node devices to initiate an update to an uplink power limit (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Thomas Henderson, David Ross Beppler, Arthur Brisebois
  • Publication number: 20200383059
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating uplink interference avoidance. According an embodiment, a system can comprise identifying network node devices and communication devices operating within a boundary located adjacent to an external system. The system can comprise determining communication settings of the communication devices that are engaged in an uplink session with the network node devices. The system can comprise estimating a total uplink interference into the external system based on a propagation model and an uplink power control value determined from the communication settings. The system can comprise in response to determining that the total uplink interference is greater than a defined value and in response to determining that the network node devices employed an open loop power control, requesting the network node devices to initiate an update to an uplink power limit (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Thomas Henderson, David Ross Beppler, Arthur Brisebois
  • Publication number: 20200344696
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating uplink interference avoidance. According an embodiment, a system can comprise receiving a request to adjust an uplink power limit of a first communication device that is generating an uplink interference above a threshold and a power adjustment value employable to adjust the uplink power limit of the first communication device. The system can further facilitate identifying a packet flow in an uplink communication with the first communication device, wherein use of the packet flow results in generating of the uplink interference above the threshold. The system can further facilitate determining whether the uplink power limit of the first communication device is able to be adjusted based on a quality of service allocated to the packet flow. The system can further facilitate transmitting a message to update the uplink power limit of the first communication device using the power adjustment value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Arthur Brisebois, David Ross Beppler, Thomas Henderson