Patents by Inventor Kurt Huber

Kurt Huber 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: 10555279
    Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved using channel allocation strategies within a wireless network. A network device can receive several data points from a mobile device including resource request data, access condition data, and location data. Once the network device has received the aforementioned data points, the network device can identify channels that are conducive to a heightened quality of service for a resource being requested based on a signal attenuation associated with the channel. The network device can then facilitate a channel selection in response to an assessment of the data points and identifying a channel for the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kurt Huber, Jerome Hetrick, Thomas W. Henderson, Hristo Hristov
  • Patent number: 10499281
    Abstract: Detection of an unbalanced network load and redistribution of network traffic to balance the network load is provided herein. Load balancing across different radios in the same sector of a cell site can be facilitated through detection of the unbalance network load and changes to one or more parameters can be made to rebalance the network load. After radios within a sector are more evenly balanced, network load balancing across sectors can be facilitated. The balancing can be performed to improve system performance, reduce a dropped call rate, as well as to achieve other benefits that can provide an improved user experience as compared to systems that do not attempt to balance the network load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Mark Austin, Kurt Huber
  • Publication number: 20190360211
    Abstract: A shingle remover includes a fork riser, a pusher, and front and rear crank shafts. The fork riser includes forks separated by fork spacers. The forks are configured to push under shingles and separate them from roof structures. The fork spacers and forks pull out the nails associated with the shingles. Scoops on some of the forks urge pulled shingles away from the shingle remover for disposal. A fork carrier associated with the fork riser secures the forks to a front crank shaft while a cam associated with the front crank shaft periodically urges the forks forward under the shingles. A slot in the fork carrier engages with the rear crank shaft to limit movement of the forks to a substantially horizontal back-and-forth direction. The pusher includes tines that bite into the roof to oppose movement of the shingle remover as the forks push under and remove the shingles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: David L. Carter, Kurt A. Huber
  • Patent number: 10477427
    Abstract: Collection of crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can be utilized by mobile devices to self-learn and optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with the mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected and sent to a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Publication number: 20190306741
    Abstract: Utilization of collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. In one embodiment, a first mobile device can receive access point data associated with a second mobile device. The access point data associated with the second mobile device can then inform the first mobile device on whether to communicate with the access point device or utilized cellular communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10420150
    Abstract: Automated wireless access point resource allocation and optimization are facilitated. An external data store (EDS) component can automatically select, based on spatial data of at least one polygon including at least one wireless access point, one or more parameters associated with wireless communications of the at least one wireless access point. Further, an access point provisioning gateway (APPG) can remotely initiate the at least one wireless access point to automatically configure equipment of the at least one wireless access point to service the wireless communications using at least one of the one or more parameters. Furthermore, a boundary generation component can automatically generate the spatial data by at least one of: combining spatial data of two or more polygons; splitting a polygon into at least two polygons; or expanding a boundary of the polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Wallace Henderson, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10382995
    Abstract: Utilization of collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. In one embodiment, a first mobile device can receive access point data associated with a second mobile device. The access point data associated with the second mobile device can then inform the first mobile device on whether to communicate with the access point device or utilized cellular communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10382986
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate mobile device self-optimizing technology selection thresholds for a wireless communication system are provided. In one example, a method comprises: generating, at a first time, first information in a repository of information specific to and stored at the apparatus, wherein the first information comprises an identifier for a first access point device and a determined acceptable signal strength usable to obtain an acceptable jitter value between the apparatus and the first access point device; and initiating a defined type of communication via the first access point device, at a second time, based on a first determination that a detected signal strength at a third time satisfies a defined condition relative to the acceptable signal strength, wherein the second time is after the first time and wherein the third time is between the first time and the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arthur Brisebois, Kurt Huber, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Publication number: 20190200254
    Abstract: Collection of crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can be utilized by mobile devices to self-learn and optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with the mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected and sent to a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Publication number: 20190191320
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a control signal to a self organizing network controller, are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor receives a change, determines whether the change to at least one network element maintains an acceptable level for one or more service quality metrics based on a predicted service quality metric calculated using a modeling function, generates a control signal based on the determining, and transmits the control signal to the self organizing network controller to cause the self organizing network controller to configure the at least one network element in a communication network in accordance with the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ajay Mahimkar, Shomik Pathak, David Lee Applegate, Sarat Puthenpura, Zihui Ge, Kurt Huber, Swati Roy
  • Publication number: 20190159036
    Abstract: Network planning based on collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data can optimize access point frequency and/or bandwidth selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected at a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile from which the network can facilitate access point frequency and/or bandwidth selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10271236
    Abstract: Collection of crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can be utilized by mobile devices to self-learn and optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with the mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected and sent to a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Publication number: 20190104417
    Abstract: Network planning based on collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data can optimize access point frequency and/or bandwidth selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected at a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile from which the network can facilitate access point frequency and/or bandwidth selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Publication number: 20190104430
    Abstract: Utilization of collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. In one embodiment, a first mobile device can receive access point data associated with a second mobile device. The access point data associated with the second mobile device can then inform the first mobile device on whether to communicate with the access point device or utilized cellular communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Publication number: 20190104429
    Abstract: Collection of crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can be utilized by mobile devices to self-learn and optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with the mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected and sent to a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10231134
    Abstract: Network planning based on collected crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data can optimize access point frequency and/or bandwidth selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with a mobile device to build a database of access point quality and thresholds suitable for real-time and other jitter-sensitive services. The mobile device jitter measurements and selection thresholds can be collected at a cloud platform, which creates an access point performance and selection threshold profile from which the network can facilitate access point frequency and/or bandwidth selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Jeffrey Mikan, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10219261
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a control signal to a self organizing network controller, are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor receives a change, determines whether the change to at least one network element maintains an acceptable level for one or more service quality metrics based on a predicted service quality metric calculated using a modeling function, generates a control signal based on the determining, and transmits the control signal to the self organizing network controller to cause the self organizing network controller to configure the at least one network element in a communication network in accordance with the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ajay Mahimkar, Shomik Pathak, David Lee Applegate, Sarat Puthenpura, Zihui Ge, Kurt Huber, Swati Roy
  • Publication number: 20190037444
    Abstract: Detection of an unbalanced network load and redistribution of network traffic to balance the network load is provided herein. Load balancing across different radios in the same sector of a cell site can be facilitated through detection of the unbalance network load and changes to one or more parameters can be made to rebalance the network load. After radios within a sector are more evenly balanced, network load balancing across sectors can be facilitated. The balancing can be performed to improve system performance, reduce a dropped call rate, as well as to achieve other benefits that can provide an improved user experience as compared to systems that do not attempt to balance the network load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Austin, Kurt Huber
  • Patent number: 10129809
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, monitoring a speed and an acceleration of a mobile communication device in a serving cell of a wireless network where the mobile communication device has a radio resource control connection with the wireless network, and selecting a first mobility speed group from among a plurality of mobility speed groups based on the speed and the acceleration of the mobile communication device, where handover parameter values are assigned to each speed group of the plurality of mobility speed groups, and where the handover parameters and their associated values are utilized for a handover by the wireless network from the serving cell to a target cell. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Spyridon Kapoulas, Kurt Huber, Thomas W. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20180324763
    Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved using channel allocation strategies within a wireless network. A network device can receive several data points from a mobile device including resource request data, access condition data, and location data. Once the network device has received the aforementioned data points, the network device can identify channels that are conducive to a heightened quality of service for a resource being requested based on a signal attenuation associated with the channel. The network device can then facilitate a channel selection in response to an assessment of the data points and identifying a channel for the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Huber, Jerome Hetrick, Thomas W. Henderson, Hristo Hristov