Patents by Inventor Ming-Ju Ho

Ming-Ju Ho 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: 11329894
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards a frame-based indicator that can convey current network condition information and the type and quality of service currently available. The frame-based indicator can fit the shape of a user equipment, such as surrounding the display screen. The frame can be used to indicate various network information, including, but not limited to signal power, signal quality, noise, type of band available, network speeds and network latency. Network quality and types of services can be differentiated by frame size, frame pattern, frame color, frame color intensity, frame background gradient, frame flash pattern, frame animation, and so forth. The operating system and application programs can use the frame-based indicator to convey the various network-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho, Alexander Viox
  • Publication number: 20220021706
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein provide a network-assisted secure access (“NASA”) application that is installed on a user device. The NASA application can enhance current multi-factor authentication processes to prevent unauthorized access by leveraging mobile connectivity data. The enhanced two-factor authentication process is made seamless and transparent to the user by authenticating the mobile connectivity data with data known to the mobile network that serves the user device. The mobile connectivity data can include network-determined location, cell identifier (“cell ID”), Internet protocol (“IP”) address, a globally unique temporary identifier (“GUTI”), combinations thereof, and the like. Additionally or alternatively, one or more user profiles (e.g., user-defined and/or social media profile(s)) can be used to further enhance security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Effendi Jubilee, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20210351991
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards a frame-based indicator that can convey current network condition information and the type and quality of service currently available. The frame-based indicator can fit the shape of a user equipment, such as surrounding the display screen. The frame can be used to indicate various network information, including, but not limited to signal power, signal quality, noise, type of band available, network speeds and network latency. Network quality and types of services can be differentiated by frame size, frame pattern, frame color, frame color intensity, frame background gradient, frame flash pattern, frame animation, and so forth. The operating system and application programs can use the frame-based indicator to convey the various network-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho, Alexander Viox
  • Patent number: 11153627
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system receives a signal transmitted from a first media presentation device presenting media content; the signal includes a request to discontinue providing the media content to the first media presentation device and begin providing the media content to a second media presentation device. The method also includes transmitting a link to a destination associated with the second device, and transmitting a portion of the media content to the second device; this portion corresponds to a predetermined time period commencing with transmission of the signal. In response to selection of the link, the media content portion is presented at the second device, and the media content is provided to the second device corresponding to a time period commencing with expiration of the predetermined time period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20210314445
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including detecting, by a processing system comprising a processor, wireless communication servers that are available for providing content via first wireless communication links to a wireless communication system, receiving unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers, aggregating comprising a processor, the unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers to identify broadband bandwidth, receiving, by the processing system, a request for first content from a customer premises device, assigning a first portion of the broadband bandwidth for receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, requesting the first content from the wireless communication servers according to the assigning, receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, and transmitting the first content to the customer premises device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Stalin Albanes, Allenn Han, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 11070680
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including detecting, by a processing system comprising a processor, wireless communication servers that are available for providing content via first wireless communication links to a wireless communication system, receiving unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers, aggregating comprising a processor, the unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers to identify broadband bandwidth, receiving, by the processing system, a request for first content from a customer premises device, assigning a first portion of the broadband bandwidth for receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, requesting the first content from the wireless communication servers according to the assigning, receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, and transmitting the first content to the customer premises device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Stalin Albanes, Allenn Han, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20210219358
    Abstract: Improvement of data throughput via backhaul sharing is accomplished by accessing a cell site servicing data transmission at a first data rate and a connected backhaul network having a backhaul data rate. A determination of whether the first data rate exceeds the backhaul data rate is made and an excess data rate is determined. When the first data rate exceeds the backhaul data rate a neighboring cell site having a second backhaul networks is accessed. A determination is made of how much additional capacity the second backhaul network can handle. When the neighboring cell site can handle the excess data rate backhaul sharing using beamforming is initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho, Alexander Viox
  • Publication number: 20210006854
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system receives a signal transmitted from a first media presentation device presenting media content; the signal includes a request to discontinue providing the media content to the first media presentation device and begin providing the media content to a second media presentation device. The method also includes transmitting a link to a destination associated with the second device, and transmitting a portion of the media content to the second device; this portion corresponds to a predetermined time period commencing with transmission of the signal. In response to selection of the link, the media content portion is presented at the second device, and the media content is provided to the second device corresponding to a time period commencing with expiration of the predetermined time period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20200404558
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising receiving first media content from first equipment of a first source, transmitting the first media content to a first base station having a first coverage area for transmission from the first base station to a user device through multi-cast while the user device is within the first coverage area, and transmitting the first media content to a second base station having a second coverage area for transmission from the second base station to the user device through unicast while the user device is within the second coverage area. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10820033
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system receives a signal transmitted from a first media presentation device presenting media content; the signal includes a request to discontinue providing the media content to the first media presentation device and begin providing the media content to a second media presentation device. The method also includes transmitting a link to a destination associated with the second device, and transmitting a portion of the media content to the second device; this portion corresponds to a predetermined time period commencing with transmission of the signal. In response to selection of the link, the media content portion is presented at the second device, and the media content is provided to the second device corresponding to a time period commencing with expiration of the predetermined time period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10798625
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising receiving first media content from first equipment of a first source, transmitting the first media content to a first base station having a first coverage area for transmission from the first base station to a user device through multi-cast while the user device is within the first coverage area, and transmitting the first media content to a second base station having a second coverage area for transmission from the second base station to the user device through unicast while the user device is within the second coverage area. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20200280754
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system receives a signal transmitted from a first media presentation device presenting media content; the signal includes a request to discontinue providing the media content to the first media presentation device and begin providing the media content to a second media presentation device. The method also includes transmitting a link to a destination associated with the second device, and transmitting a portion of the media content to the second device; this portion corresponds to a predetermined time period commencing with transmission of the signal. In response to selection of the link, the media content portion is presented at the second device, and the media content is provided to the second device corresponding to a time period commencing with expiration of the predetermined time period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10701428
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system receives a signal transmitted from a first media presentation device presenting media content; the signal includes a request to discontinue providing the media content to the first media presentation device and begin providing the media content to a second media presentation device. The method also includes transmitting a link to a destination associated with the second device, and transmitting a portion of the media content to the second device; this portion corresponds to a predetermined time period commencing with transmission of the signal. In response to selection of the link, the media content portion is presented at the second device, and the media content is provided to the second device corresponding to a time period commencing with expiration of the predetermined time period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10491505
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may dynamically enhance a first network bandwidth with bandwidth available in one or more other networks based on user bandwidth needs and network bandwidth availability. A gateway apparatus may monitor the user desired bandwidth, determine that the desired bandwidth is greater than a first threshold bandwidth (e.g., a first network digital subscriber line (DSL) service bandwidth), activate a connection to a second network (e.g., a Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobility network), derive the second network available bandwidth, and use at least a portion of the second network available bandwidth with the first network bandwidth to provide at least a portion of the desired bandwidth (e.g., improve user Internet speed). Thus, the gateway apparatus may enhance the first network bandwidth when needed and may avoid negatively impacting the second network by using the second network connection to transfer data if the second network has bandwidth available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10470085
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processor which when executing computer instructions performs the operations including receiving network operator-approved credentials associated with a first communications device. Pre-assigned network resources are accessible by the first communications device by way of the network operator-approved credentials. The processor also performs operations including replicating the network operator-approved credentials, and receiving a request from a second communications device for access to the pre-assigned network resources of the first communications device. A copy of the replicated network operator-approved credentials is forwarded to enable the second mobile device to access the pre-assigned network resources. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Mascarenhas, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20190281516
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising receiving first media content from first equipment of a first source, transmitting the first media content to a first base station having a first coverage area for transmission from the first base station to a user device through multi-cast while the user device is within the first coverage area, and transmitting the first media content to a second base station having a second coverage area for transmission from the second base station to the user device through unicast while the user device is within the second coverage area. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20190260662
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may dynamically enhance a first network bandwidth with bandwidth available in one or more other networks based on user bandwidth needs and network bandwidth availability. A gateway apparatus may monitor the user desired bandwidth, determine that the desired bandwidth is greater than a first threshold bandwidth (e.g., a first network digital subscriber line (DSL) service bandwidth), activate a connection to a second network (e.g., a Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobility network), derive the second network available bandwidth, and use at least a portion of the second network available bandwidth with the first network bandwidth to provide at least a portion of the desired bandwidth (e.g., improve user Internet speed). Thus, the gateway apparatus may enhance the first network bandwidth when needed and may avoid negatively impacting the second network by using the second network connection to transfer data if the second network has bandwidth available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Publication number: 20190260880
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including detecting, by a processing system comprising a processor, wireless communication servers that are available for providing content via first wireless communication links to a wireless communication system, receiving unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers, aggregating comprising a processor, the unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers to identify broadband bandwidth, receiving, by the processing system, a request for first content from a customer premises device, assigning a first portion of the broadband bandwidth for receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, requesting the first content from the wireless communication servers according to the assigning, receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, and transmitting the first content to the customer premises device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Stalin Albanes, Allenn Han, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10326889
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including detecting, by a processing system comprising a processor, wireless communication servers that are available for providing content via first wireless communication links to a wireless communication system, receiving unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers, aggregating comprising a processor, the unused data capacity information from the wireless communication servers to identify broadband bandwidth, receiving, by the processing system, a request for first content from a customer premises device, assigning a first portion of the broadband bandwidth for receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, requesting the first content from the wireless communication servers according to the assigning, receiving the first content from the wireless communication servers, and transmitting the first content to the customer premises device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Stalin Albanes, Allenn Han, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10305774
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for dynamically enhancing a first network bandwidth with bandwidth available in one or more other networks based on user bandwidth needs and network bandwidth availability. A gateway apparatus is disclosed that may monitor the user desired bandwidth, determine that the desired bandwidth is greater than a first threshold bandwidth (e.g., a first network digital subscriber line (DSL) service bandwidth), activate a connection to a second network (e.g., a Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobility network), derive the second network available bandwidth, and use at least a portion of the second network available bandwidth with the first network bandwidth to provide at least a portion of the desired bandwidth (e.g., improve user Internet speed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho