Patents by Inventor Mark Jeffrey Foladare

Mark Jeffrey Foladare 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: 10193837
    Abstract: Information is presented over a communications network. The presence of a party on a device is detected in real time. Identity of the party is confirmed based on detecting the presence of the party on the device in real time. Information to offer to the party is identified based on confirming identity of the party. A communication is pushed to the party on the device as a push communication in real time while the party is still present on the device. The information is offered in the push communication while the party is still present on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Reuben Klein
  • Publication number: 20180337876
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that determines an identity of a subscriber of a media service. A viewing criterion of the subscriber is determined and a media content item is identified based on the viewing criterion of the subscriber. The media content item is provided for delivery to a media processing device without first requiring a request for delivery of the media content item. The media processing device is identified by a network service provider based on a selection of the media processing device from among a number of devices of the subscriber that are registered with the network service provider. The selection of the media processing device is based on device capabilities and the identity of the subscriber. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Mark Jeffrey Foladare
  • Patent number: 10050912
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that determines an identity of a subscriber of a media service. A viewing criterion of the subscriber is determined and a media content item is identified based on the viewing criterion of the subscriber. The media content item is provided for delivery to a media processing device without first requiring a request for delivery of the media content item. The media processing device is identified by a network service provider based on a selection of the media processing device from among a number of devices of the subscriber that are registered with the network service provider. The selection of the media processing device is based on device capabilities and the identity of the subscriber. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Mark Jeffrey Foladare
  • Publication number: 20180145882
    Abstract: A network functions virtualization (NFV) network can be configured to operate according to NFV protocols that decouple software functionality from specific hardware elements. A referent system can be provided that identifies a precise physical location of devices associated with the NFV network relative to other equipment or devices associated with the NFV network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. Higgins, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Dean Bragg, John Ng
  • Patent number: 9887882
    Abstract: A network functions virtualization (NFV) network can be configured to operate according to NFV protocols that decouple software functionality from specific hardware elements. A referent system can be provided that identifies a precise physical location of devices associated with the NFV network relative to other equipment or devices associated with the NFV network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert M. Higgins, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Dean Bragg, John Ng
  • Publication number: 20170245109
    Abstract: A request to instantiate a first service is received. The first service is subject to policy constraints including a location. It is determined that a first set of resources at the location is required for instantiation of the first service. The first set of resources is reallocated to the first service from a second service. The first service is instantiated at the location utilizing the first set of resources reallocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Robert M. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20170178518
    Abstract: Examples for controlling an aerial device are described. An example method includes a processor receiving a request comprising an origin location and a destination location, determining a flight path based on the origin location and the destination location, wherein the flight path is determined based on at least one policy driven control rule, providing the flight path in response to the request and monitoring an unmanned aerial vehicle traversing the flight path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Robert M. Higgins, Reuben Klein
  • Patent number: 9674343
    Abstract: A request to instantiate a first service is received. The first service is subject to policy constraints including a location. It is determined that a first set of resources at the location is required for instantiation of the first service. The first set of resources is reallocated to the first service from a second service. The first service is instantiated at the location utilizing the first set of resources reallocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Robert M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 9641683
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented for enabling an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party and process calls directed to the called party. In one embodiment, methods, which enable an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party, and process calls directed to the called party are considered a call center functions and may be implemented in a call center. A call is initiated to a called party. Initiating the call generates called party information. Using the called party information a server retrieves information associated with the called party and then forward the information associated with the called party to an agent. The call is then forwarded to the agent. As a result, the agent may use the information associated with the called party to assume the identity or persona of the called party when responding to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yihsiu Chen, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, Thaddeus Julius Kowalski
  • Patent number: 9565317
    Abstract: A method for providing communication control functionality at a remotely located site using a distributed feature architecture which provides communication features and data records to an Enhanced Network User (ENU). The ENU connects to a Distributed Feature Network (DFN) in order to gain access to communications features contained in the DFN. Based on the type of communication requested, one or more feature boxes are created in order to implement the requested communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, James Christopher Ramming
  • Publication number: 20160373297
    Abstract: A device and method manages components of a network. The method performed in a registry includes recording, for an instantiated component (IC), an identification thereof. The method includes recording, for the IC, a location of the IC, the location being a physical location or a virtual location. The method includes recording, for the IC, a relation of the IC to a second IC. The method includes receiving a change to one of the identification, the location, and the relation. The method includes recording the change and a further change to another one of the identification, the location, and the relation based upon the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: John NG, Dean Bragg, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Robert M. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20160366023
    Abstract: A network functions virtualization (NFV) network can be configured to operate according to NFV protocols that decouple software functionality from specific hardware elements. A referent system can be provided that identifies a precise physical location of devices associated with the NFV network relative to other equipment or devices associated with the NFV network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Higgins, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Dean Bragg, John Ng
  • Publication number: 20160173430
    Abstract: Information is presented over a communications network. The presence of a party on a device is detected in real time. Identity of the party is confirmed based on detecting the presence of the party on the device in real time. Information to offer to the party is identified based on confirming identity of the party. A communication is pushed to the party on the device as a push communication in real time while the party is still present on the device. The information is offered in the push communication while the party is still present on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey FOLADARE, Reuben KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20160150076
    Abstract: A request to instantiate a first service is received. The first service is subject to policy constraints including a location. It is determined that a first set of resources at the location is required for instantiation of the first service. The first set of resources is reallocated to the first service from a second service. The first service is instantiated at the location utilizing the first set of resources reallocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Robert M. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20160119262
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that determines an identity of a subscriber of a media service. A viewing criterion of the subscriber is determined and a media content item is identified based on the viewing criterion of the subscriber. The media content item is provided for delivery to a media processing device without first requiring a request for delivery of the media content item. The media processing device is identified by a network service provider based on a selection of the media processing device from among a number of devices of the subscriber that are registered with the network service provider. The selection of the media processing device is based on device capabilities and the identity of the subscriber. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Mark Jeffrey Foladare
  • Publication number: 20160119479
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented for enabling an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party and process calls directed to the called party. In one embodiment, methods, which enable an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party, and process calls directed to the called party are considered a call center functions and may be implemented in a call center. A call is initiated to a called party. Initiating the call generates called party information. Using the called party information a server retrieves information associated with the called party and then forward the information associated with the called party to an agent. The call is then forwarded to the agent. As a result, the agent may use the information associated with the called party to assume the identity or persona of the called party when responding to the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Yihsiu Chen, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, Thaddeus Julius Kowalski
  • Patent number: 9277048
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented for enabling an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party and process calls directed to the called party. In one embodiment, methods, which enable an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party, and process calls directed to the called party are considered a call center functions and may be implemented in a call center. A call is initiated to a called party. Initiating the call generates called party information. Using the called party information a server retrieves information associated with the called party and then forward the information associated with the called party to an agent. The call is then forwarded to the agent. As a result, the agent may use the information associated with the called party to assume the identity or persona of the called party when responding to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yihsiu Chen, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, Thaddeus Julius Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20150358462
    Abstract: A method for providing communication control functionality at a remotely located site using a distributed feature architecture which provides communication features and data records to an Enhanced Network User (ENU). The ENU connects to a Distributed Feature Network (DFN) in order to gain access to communications features contained in the DFN. Based on the type of communication requested, one or more feature boxes are created in order to implement the requested communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, James Christopher Ramming
  • Patent number: 9112950
    Abstract: A method for providing communication control functionality at a remotely located site using a distributed feature architecture which provides communication features and data records to an Enhanced Network User (ENU). The ENU connects to a Distributed Feature Network (DFN) in order to gain access to communications features contained in the DFN. Based on the type of communication requested, one or more feature boxes are created in order to implement the requested communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, James Christopher Ramming
  • Publication number: 20150071423
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented for enabling an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party and process calls directed to the called party. In one embodiment, methods, which enable an agent to assume the identity or persona of a called party, and process calls directed to the called party are considered a call center functions and may be implemented in a call center. A call is initiated to a called party. Initiating the call generates called party information. Using the called party information a server retrieves information associated with the called party and then forward the information associated with the called party to an agent. The call is then forwarded to the agent. As a result, the agent may use the information associated with the called party to assume the identity or persona of the called party when responding to the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yihsiu Chen, Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, Thaddeus Julius Kowalski