Patents by Inventor Howard Lang

Howard Lang 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: 20230155923
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device having a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations including selecting a first set of one or more nodes in a packet switched network to establish a primary route for data packets to pass from a source to a destination; selecting a second set of one or more nodes in the packet switched network to establish a second route for the data packets to pass from the source to the destination in the packet switched network, wherein each node in the second set of one or more nodes is different from every node in the first set of one or more nodes; and monitoring the data packets received from the packet switched network via the primary route and via the second route. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Howard Lang
  • Publication number: 20230130128
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to modeling radio wave propagation in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include, facilitating, by a first device, receiving a first communication directed to a second device from a third device associated with a first telephone number. The method can further include determining, by the first device, that the first communication comprises a reference to a second telephone number different from the first telephone number, resulting in a number discrepancy. Further, based on the number discrepancy and an analysis of the first communication, the method can further include preventing, by the first device, communication of the first communication to the third device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Joseph Soryal
  • Publication number: 20230112126
    Abstract: A system may use information obtained by a communication service provider's core network for multi-factor authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Howard Lang
  • Publication number: 20230107054
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method of receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a call for a subscriber; determining, by the processing system, that the call is from an interactive voice response (IVR) system; determining whether the IVR system is providing a query that requires a response; and responsive to a first determination that the IVR system requires the response, providing the response. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Howard Lang
  • Publication number: 20230075625
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting, over a network, a call originating from a call originator and intended for a user of a user equipment, responsive to the detecting the call, determining whether to challenge the call originator, based on a determination to challenge the call originator, transmitting a request to the call originator, wherein the request prompts the call originator to specify an identity of the call originator and a purpose for the call, obtaining information from a call originator input responsive to the transmitting the request, deriving enhanced Caller Name or Caller ID data that includes the information, and causing the enhanced Caller Name or Caller ID data to be provided to the user equipment, thereby enabling the user of the user equipment to determine whether to answer the call. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Vimal Patel, Howard Lang, Karen Stansbury, Derek Baylor, James Ibezim, Nalini Humphrey, Robert Stokey, JR.
  • Patent number: 11553084
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method of receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a call for a subscriber; determining, by the processing system, that the call is from an interactive voice response (IVR) system; determining whether the IVR system is providing a query that requires a response; and responsive to a first determination that the IVR system requires the response, providing the response. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Howard Lang
  • Patent number: 11539836
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to modeling radio wave propagation in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include, facilitating, by a first device, receiving a first communication directed to a second device from a third device associated with a first telephone number. The method can further include determining, by the first device, that the first communication comprises a reference to a second telephone number different from the first telephone number, resulting in a number discrepancy. Further, based on the number discrepancy and an analysis of the first communication, the method can further include preventing, by the first device, communication of the first communication to the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Joseph Soryal
  • Publication number: 20220357172
    Abstract: Sentiment-based navigation is provided herein. A method can include extracting features of sensor data captured by a sensor associated with a vehicle, wherein the sensor data is representative of a subject selected from a group of subjects comprising an occupant of the vehicle and an environment in which the vehicle is located, resulting in extracted features. The method can further include determining sentiment data representative of an emotional condition of the occupant of the vehicle based on an analysis of the extracted features, and generating a navigation route for the vehicle from an origin point to a destination point based on the sentiment data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Joseph Soryal
  • Publication number: 20220294902
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method of receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a call for a subscriber; determining, by the processing system, that the call is from an interactive voice response (IVR) system; determining whether the IVR system is providing a query that requires a response; and responsive to a first determination that the IVR system requires the response, providing the response. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Howard Lang
  • Publication number: 20220272192
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to modeling radio wave propagation in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include, facilitating, by a first device, receiving a first communication directed to a second device from a third device associated with a first telephone number. The method can further include determining, by the first device, that the first communication comprises a reference to a second telephone number different from the first telephone number, resulting in a number discrepancy. Further, based on the number discrepancy and an analysis of the first communication, the method can further include preventing, by the first device, communication of the first communication to the third device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Joseph Soryal
  • Patent number: 11218591
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to modeling radio wave propagation in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include, facilitating, by a first device, receiving a first communication directed to a second device from a third device associated with a first telephone number. The method can further include determining, by the first device, that the first communication comprises a reference to a second telephone number different from the first telephone number, resulting in a number discrepancy. Further, based on the number discrepancy and an analysis of the first communication, the method can further include preventing, by the first device, communication of the first communication to the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Joseph Soryal
  • Patent number: 8908557
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a network service provider to monitor a packet network by using call detail records (CDRs) are disclosed. The method first detects a termination of a call by at least one voice gateway router and generates a call detail record (CDR) at said termination of said call by said at least one voice gateway router. The method then forwards said call detail record by said at least one voice gateway router to at least one CDR collecting and analysis server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Jeff Boni, Byron Johnson, Herman Lee, John Lee, John H. Mayr, Mark P. Nordberg, Ker-Ren Tu, Christopher Vestal
  • Patent number: 8908558
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a packet network by using call detail records (CDRs) are disclosed. The method first receives at least one call detail record (CDR) at a completion of a call from at least one voice gateway router that serviced said call and analyzes said at least one CDR. The method then monitors at least one performance parameter in accordance with said at least one CDR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Jeff Boni, Byron Johnson, Herman Lee, John Lee, John H. Mayr, Mark Peter Nordberg, Ker-Ren Tu, Christopher Vestal
  • Publication number: 20130322263
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a packet network by using call detail records (CDRs) are disclosed. The method first receives at least one call detail record (CDR) at a completion of a call from at least one voice gateway router that serviced said call and analyzes said at least one CDR. The method then monitors at least one performance parameter in accordance with said at least one CDR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Jeff Boni, Byron Johnson, Herman Lee, John Lee, John H. Mayr, Mark Peter Nordberg, Ker-Ren Tu, Christopher Vestal
  • Publication number: 20130272154
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a network service provider to monitor a packet network by using call detail records (CDRs) are disclosed. The method first detects a termination of a call by at least one voice gateway router and generates a call detail record (CDR) at said termination of said call by said at least one voice gateway router. The method then forwards said call detail record by said at least one voice gateway router to at least one CDR collecting and analysis server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: HOWARD LANG, JEFF BONI, BYRON JOHNSON, HERMAN LEE, JOHN LEE, JOHN H. MAYR, MARK P. NORDBERG, KER-REN TU, CHRISTOPHER VESTAL
  • Patent number: 8503313
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a packet network by using call detail records (CDRs) are disclosed. The method first receives at least one call detail record (CDR) at a completion of a call from at least one voice gateway router that serviced said call and analyzes said at least one CDR. The method then monitors at least one performance parameter in accordance with said at least one CDR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Jeff Boni, Byron Johnson, Herman Lee, John Lee, John H. Mayr, Mark P. Nordberg, Ker-Ren Tu, Christopher Vestal
  • Patent number: 8477637
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a network service provider to monitor a packet network by using call detail records (CDRs) are disclosed. The method first detects a termination of a call by at least one voice gateway router and generates a call detail record (CDR) at said termination of said call by said at least one voice gateway router. The method then forwards said call detail record by said at least one voice gateway router to at least one CDR collecting and analysis server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Jeff Boni, Byron Johnson, Herman Lee, John Lee, John H. Mayr, Mark P. Nordberg, Ker-Ren Tu, Christopher Vestal
  • Patent number: 7330782
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Telefax Incorporated
    Inventors: Dennis I. Graham, Daniel J. Carr, Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang
  • Publication number: 20070293993
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Dennis Graham, Daniel Carr, Scott Kern, Howard Lang
  • Publication number: 20070055419
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having three or more engines is disclosed. The three or more engines may be operated via one or two control levers from each of one or more control stations. The control system may include a first control lever and a second control lever, each of which has an associated operating range. The control levers operate the engine throttle and transmission controls for three or more engines in a plurality of modes. This may be accomplished under software control using a digital data link between respective engine control units associated with the engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald List, Scott Kern, Howard Lang, James Zecca