Patents by Inventor George Blandino

George Blandino 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: 10359749
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a utilities management system operable to receive via a guided wave transceiver a plurality of utility status signals from a plurality of utility sensors located at a plurality of supervised sites. Utility control data is generated based on the plurality of utility status signals. At least one control signal is generated for transmission via the guided wave transceiver to at least one of the plurality of supervised sites, and the at least one control signal includes at least one utility deployment instruction based on the utility control data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Publication number: 20190222260
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190222328
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a first antenna system of a distributed antenna system, a first wireless signal from a second antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the second antenna system included in a first series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, detecting an operational fault, and redirecting, by the first antenna system, a first wireless transmission to a third antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the third antenna system included in a second series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, and at least a portion of the communication services associated with the second wireless communications path facilitating mitigation of the operational fault. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Patent number: 10326689
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting an issue associated with data communications between a first node and a second node of a distributed communications system, wherein the issue is related to a change in a condition between the first node and the second node. Locations of the first and second nodes are determined. An intermediary node is identified, based on the locations of the first and second nodes and the detecting of the issue, wherein equipment of the intermediary node is operable to engage in wireless communications with the first and second nodes, and a redirection of data communications is facilitated between the first and second nodes responsive to the detecting of the issue. The redirection of the data communications places the equipment of the intermediary node in communications between the first node and the second node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ken Liu, Robert Bennett, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle, George Blandino, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20190140680
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication node having a modem that receives first data streams from a source communication node via a first plurality of twisted pair transmission lines. A multiplexer selects a first subset of the first data streams and a second subset of the first data streams. A wireless transceiver wirelessly transmits the first subset of the first data streams as radio frequency signals via an antenna to at least one device. A distribution point unit transmits the second subset of the first data streams on a second plurality of twisted pair transmission lines to a destination communication node of a distributed antenna system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, George Blandino
  • Publication number: 20190141710
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10284312
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a first antenna system of a distributed antenna system, a first wireless signal from a second antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the second antenna system included in a first series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, detecting an operational fault in the second antenna system, and redirecting, by the first antenna system, a first wireless transmission to a third antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the third antenna system included in a second series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, the first series of antenna systems providing first communication services, the second series of antenna systems providing second communication services, and the second communication services utilized at least in part as backup communication services when a communication fault is detected in the first series of antenna systems. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Patent number: 10284259
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190098376
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying an overload event according to monitoring signals received from a group of source devices over a network. Other aspects can include receiving load information from each of a plurality of waveguides resulting in a plurality of load information. Further aspects can include analyzing the plurality of load information resulting in a load analysis of the plurality of waveguides. Additional aspect can include identifying a recipient waveguide from the plurality of waveguides based on the load analysis. Also, aspects can include identifying a first source device, and notifying the first source device to provide communications to the recipient waveguide and not to the waveguide device to mitigate the overload event. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 10225840
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10225841
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system is provided that frequency shifts the output of one or more microcells to a 60 GHz or higher frequency range for transmission to a set of distributed antennas. The cellular band outputs of these microcell base station devices are used to modulate a 60 GHz (or higher) carrier wave, yielding a group of subcarriers on the 60 GHz carrier wave. This group will then be transmitted in the air via analog microwave RF unit, after which it can be repeated or radiated to the surrounding area. The repeaters amplify the signal and resend it on the air again toward the next repeater. In places where a microcell is required, the 60 GHz signal is shifted in frequency back to its original frequency (e.g., the 1.9 GHz cellular band) and radiated locally to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Jr., George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190069296
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system is provided that frequency shifts the output of one or more microcells to a 60 GHz or higher frequency range for transmission to a set of distributed antennas. The cellular band outputs of these microcell base station devices are used to modulate a 60 GHz (or higher) carrier wave, yielding a group of subcarriers on the 60 GHz carrier wave. This group will then be transmitted in the air via analog microwave RF unit, after which it can be repeated or radiated to the surrounding area. The repeaters amplify the signal and resend it on the air again toward the next repeater. In places where a microcell is required, the 60 GHz signal is shifted in frequency back to its original frequency (e.g., the 1.9 GHz cellular band) and radiated locally to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, JR., George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10205475
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication node having a modem that receives first data streams from a source communication node via a first plurality of twisted pair transmission lines. A multiplexer selects a first subset of the first data streams and a second subset of the first data streams. A wireless transceiver wirelessly transmits the first subset of the first data streams as radio frequency signals via an antenna to at least one device. A distribution point unit transmits the second subset of the first data streams on a second plurality of twisted pair transmission lines to a destination communication node of a distributed antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, George Blandino
  • Patent number: 10194437
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J Barnickel, Jr., Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10178445
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying an overload event according to monitoring signals received from a group of source devices over a network. Other aspects can include receiving load information from each of a plurality of waveguides resulting in a plurality of load information. Further aspects can include analyzing the plurality of load information resulting in a load analysis of the plurality of waveguides. Additional aspect can include identifying a recipient waveguide from the plurality of waveguides based on the load analysis. Also, aspects can include identifying a first source device, and notifying the first source device to provide communications to the recipient waveguide and not to the waveguide device to mitigate the overload event. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20190007099
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a target position of a particular physical location, accessing an image system that provides a number of images based on physical locations including the particular physical location, and obtaining a target image from the image system based on the particular physical location. The target image includes imaged features based on physical features of the particular physical location. Image processing is applied to the target image, and a particular physical feature is identified as a candidate deployment site based on the applying of the image processing, wherein the candidate deployment site is configured to accommodate equipment of a distributed communication network that facilitates transmission of electromagnetic waves along a surface of a transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20180302162
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transceiver that converts first modulated channel signals in a first spectral segment to the first modulated channel signals in a second spectral segment based on signal processing of the first modulated channel signals and without modifying the signaling protocol of the first modulated channel signals. The transceiver transmits, via a fiber optic cable, a transmission signal including a first reference signal with the first modulated channel signals in the second spectral segment to a network element of a plurality of network elements of the distributed antenna system for wireless distribution of the first modulated channel signals to mobile communication devices in the first spectral segment. The first reference signal enables the distributed antenna system to reduce a phase error during processing of the first modulated channel signals from the second spectral segment to the first spectral segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Henry Kafka
  • Publication number: 20180294839
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a target position of a particular physical location, accessing an image system that provides a number of images based on physical locations including the particular physical location, and obtaining a target image from the image system based on the particular physical location. The target image includes imaged features based on physical features of the particular physical location. Image processing is applied to the target image, and a particular physical feature is identified as a candidate deployment site based on the applying of the image processing, wherein the candidate deployment site is configured to accommodate equipment of a distributed communication network that facilitates transmission of electromagnetic waves along a surface of a transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Pamela A.M. Bogdan, GEORGE BLANDINO, KEN LIU, LEON LUBRANSKI, ERIC MYBURGH, TRACY VAN BRAKLE, ROBERT BENNETT, DONALD J. BARNICKEL, THOMAS M. WILLIS, III, FARHAD BARZEGAR, IRWIN GERSZBERG, PAUL SHALA HENRY
  • Patent number: 10097241
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a target position of a particular physical location, accessing an image system that provides a number of images based on physical locations including the particular physical location, and obtaining a target image from the image system based on the particular physical location. The target image includes imaged features based on physical features of the particular physical location. Image processing is applied to the target image, and a particular physical feature is identified as a candidate deployment site based on the applying of the image processing, wherein the candidate deployment site is configured to accommodate equipment of a distributed communication network that facilitates transmission of electromagnetic waves along a surface of a transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry
  • Publication number: 20180287667
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III