Patents by Inventor James Gordon Beattie, Jr.

James Gordon Beattie, Jr. 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: 10931376
    Abstract: Communication of light signals and optical cables can be managed to mitigate error associated with using optical cables to communicate light signals. A communication management component (CMC) can embed respective timing synchronization pulses in respective lights signals having respective wavelengths. The light signals can be typical light signals or can be squeezed and twisted to generate a desired twisted light signal. The light signals can be transmitted via the optical cable to a receiver. A CMC, at the receiver end, can determine error associated with the transmission of the light signals via the optical cable and respective characteristics of the respective light signals, including respective arrival times of the respective timing synchronization pulses and respective light intensity or power levels of the respective light signals. From the respective characteristics, CMC can determine a compensation action to perform mitigate the error with regard to subsequent transmissions of light signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 10916969
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining power, by a communication device, from a current passing through a transmission medium via an inductive coupling between the communication device and the transmission medium where the communication device is physically connected with the transmission medium and providing communications, by the communication device, by electromagnetic waves that propagate without utilizing an electrical return path, wherein the electromagnetic waves are guided by one of the transmission medium or a dielectric core of a cable coupled to a feed point of a dielectric antenna. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Brandon Pimm, Ken Liu, Dorothy Zarsky, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210014852
    Abstract: User equipments (UEs) can be efficiently clustered into groups of UEs where a UE of a group can be selected as a host UE to communicate with a radio access network (RAN) on behalf of other UEs in the group. A resource manager component can receive information, including predictive information of predicted future UE performance or characteristics, relating to respective power availability, signal strength, data performance, and transit vectors of respective UEs from UEs in an area, and determine which UEs are to be clustered in a group and which UE(s) of the group is to be a host UE(s) for the group based on such information. The host UE can facilitate communications between the other UEs in the group and the RAN. The resource manager component also can employ a round-robin technique for substantially equal sharing of duties as host UE among multiple UEs of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Haywood Peitzer
  • Patent number: 10893501
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies directed to a location management service that facilitates power allocation at a wireless network coverage edge are disclosed. Embodiments can include a system that comprises a processor and a memory that stores computer-executable instructions that configure a processor to perform operations. The operations can include generating a power allocation command directed to a user equipment, where the power allocation command can instruct the user equipment to report a location of the user equipment in response to a trigger event associated with the user equipment. The operations can include providing the power allocation command to the user equipment. The operations can include receiving a reported location of the user equipment, where the reported location can indicate the location of the user equipment at a corresponding time relative to occurrence of the trigger event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tsz H. Fong, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10886961
    Abstract: Dynamic power class re-registration of wireless devices is provided. A wireless device can exchange data with a communications network. While exchanging data, the device can monitor its usage and based on the usage, generate a power change request. The device can then send the power change request to the communications network, prior to or in conjunction with powering down the device. In this regard, the communications network can receive the power change request, generate instructions for the wireless device, and adjust network resources based on the power change request. The instructions can then be sent to the wireless device. Since the device re-registers its power class with the communications network, handoffs, internetwork thresholds, network resources and other network parameters can be adjusted to compensate for the changed power class resulting into improved service for a user of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Haywood Peitzer, Arthur Richard Brisebois, Steven A. Harbin, James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Richard J. Mountford
  • Publication number: 20200413417
    Abstract: Adaptive packet scheduling for interference mitigation is disclosed. Current spectral information can be compared to historical spectral information to determine a likelihood of a future interference event. Based on the furfure interference event, a data frame can be adapted to mitigate the effect of the future interference event on wireless communication. The interference event can be related to an unintentional interference source that can have distinct interference characteristics distinguishing it from an intentional interference source. Comparison can be facilitated by a data store storing historical interference information related to one or more historical interference events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Haywood S. Peitzer, James Hollister
  • Publication number: 20200406046
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a smart automated external defibrillator (“AED”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, the AED can present a menu that includes a plurality of modes. The plurality of modes can include a first responder mode, an Internet of Things (“IoT”), and a general use mode. The AED can receive, via an input component, a selection, from the menu, of a mode from the plurality of modes. In response to the selection, the AED can configure a network connectivity component in accordance with a setting specified in the mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Haywood S. Peitzer
  • Publication number: 20200403892
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying, by a packet analyzer, one or more silence packets within a network and initiating, by the packet analyzer, a replacement of the one or more silence packets with one or more performance silence packets. The one or more performance silence packets are transmitted between a first node of the network and a second node of the network during a silence period. The method further includes receiving, by the packet analyzer, information associated with the one or more performance silence packets; and analyzing, by the packet analyzer, a connection between the first node of the network and the second node of the network using the information associated with the one or more performance silence packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Haywood S. Peitzer, Jeffrey A. Krinsky
  • Publication number: 20200387714
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving data associated with a video, applying the data to a machine learning model to obtain a prediction regarding an accuracy of an assertion included in the video, responsive to the prediction indicating that the assertion is accurate, transmitting the video to a processing system including a processor, and responsive to the prediction indicating that the assertion in inaccurate, preventing a transmission of the video to the processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Griesmer, James Gordon Beattie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200382964
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, segmenting an assigned spectrum into a lower portion, a middle portion, and an upper portion, establishing one or more full power wireless connections in the middle portion of the assigned spectrum, and establishing one or more reduced power wireless connections in the upper and lower portions of the assigned spectrum. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., James Hollister
  • Publication number: 20200358837
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for improving media quality at the network edge by encoding the media into a digital stream that is carried, end-to-end, to a peer edge device. For instance, in one example, a method includes initiating, by a first computing device, a connection to a second computing device, selecting, by the first computing device, a codec for encoding data into a data stream, wherein the codec is selected such that the data stream can be decoded by the second computing device without being transcoded by an intermediary, encoding, by the first computing device, the data into the data stream using the codec, and sending, by the first computing device, the data stream to the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Jeffrey A. Krinsky
  • Patent number: 10834607
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, wirelessly receiving test signals when an unmanned aircraft is at different positions in proximity to a transmission medium where the first group of test signals is transmitted from different locations, determining RF parameters associated with each of the test signals, and generating placement information indicative of a target location for a communication device to be positioned, where the placement information is generated based on the RF parameters. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Dorothy Zarsky, Ken Liu, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Brandon Pimm, David M. Britz, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10834725
    Abstract: User equipments (UEs) can be efficiently clustered into groups of UEs where a UE of a group can be selected as a host UE to communicate with a radio access network (RAN) on behalf of other UEs in the group. A resource manager component can receive information, including predictive information of predicted future UE performance or characteristics, relating to respective power availability, signal strength, data performance, and transit vectors of respective UEs from UEs in an area, and determine which UEs are to be clustered in a group and which UE(s) of the group is to be a host UE(s) for the group based on such information. The host UE can facilitate communications between the other UEs in the group and the RAN. The resource manager component also can employ a round-robin technique for substantially equal sharing of duties as host UE among multiple UEs of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood Peitzer
  • Publication number: 20200350990
    Abstract: Communication of light signals and optical cables can be managed to mitigate error associated with using optical cables to communicate light signals. A communication management component (CMC) can embed respective timing synchronization pulses in respective lights signals having respective wavelengths. The light signals can be typical light signals or can be squeezed and twisted to generate a desired twisted light signal. The light signals can be transmitted via the optical cable to a receiver. A CMC, at the receiver end, can determine error associated with the transmission of the light signals via the optical cable and respective characteristics of the respective light signals, including respective arrival times of the respective timing synchronization pulses and respective light intensity or power levels of the respective light signals. From the respective characteristics, CMC can determine a compensation action to perform mitigate the error with regard to subsequent transmissions of light signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 10805191
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying, by a packet analyzer, one or more silence packets within a network and initiating, by the packet analyzer, a replacement of the one or more silence packets with one or more performance silence packets. The one or more performance silence packets are transmitted between a first node of the network and a second node of the network during a silence period. The method further includes receiving, by the packet analyzer, information associated with the one or more performance silence packets; and analyzing, by the packet analyzer, a connection between the first node of the network and the second node of the network using the information associated with the one or more performance silence packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood S. Peitzer, Jeffrey A. Krinsky
  • Patent number: 10805935
    Abstract: Adaptive packet scheduling for interference mitigation is disclosed. Current spectral information can be compared to historical spectral information to determine a likelihood of a future interference event. Based on the future interference event, a data frame can be adapted to mitigate the effect of the future interference event on wireless communication. The interference event can be related to an unintentional interference source that can have distinct interference characteristics distinguishing it from an intentional interference source. Comparison can be facilitated by a data store storing historical interference information related to one or more historical interference events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood S. Peitzer, James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10785657
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, segmenting an assigned spectrum into a lower portion, a middle portion, and an upper portion, establishing one or more full power wireless connections in the middle portion of the assigned spectrum, and establishing one or more reduced power wireless connections in the upper and lower portions of the assigned spectrum. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10777217
    Abstract: Performance sensitive selection of audio signal data is disclosed. A first rank value for the processed audio signal data can be based on a level of fidelity to an input audio signal. A second rank value for the processed audio signal data can be based on a performance metric of a processing scheme for processing the input audio signal into the processed audio signal. A third rank for the processed audio signal data can be based on an indication of a level of satisfaction for performance of the processed audio signal by a receiving device. A fourth rank for the processed audio signal data can be based on a network condition for a network conveying the processed audio signal to a device for performing the processed audio signal. Selection of the processed audio signal data can be based on the first, second, third, fourth rank, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krinsky, Haywood S. Peitzer, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10779286
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a cloud-based communication resource controller that operates by correlating communication requirements, network parameters, end-user device information for a plurality of end-user devices in accordance with the position and trajectory data for these devices to generate correlated end-user and network data. The cloud-based communication resource controller allocates communication resources of a wireless access network for communication to the plurality of end-user devices and controls beamforming by the communication nodes in accordance with the position and trajectory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood Peitzer, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20200275399
    Abstract: An enhanced provision of pre-provisioned access management containers for wireless services is disclosed. A method can comprise initiating, by a device comprising a processor, a request for a service from a device of networked devices; facilitating, by the device, a search of an evolved packet core network device for permissive service container data based on the request for the service; facilitating, by the device, retrieval of the permissive service container data from the evolved packet core network device, wherein the permissive service container data comprises code associated with the service; and executing, by the device, the code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Haywood S. Peitzer