Patents by Inventor Orestis Manthoulis

Orestis Manthoulis 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: 10491957
    Abstract: A set-top box device includes a network interface module and a client interface module. The network interface module is configured to receive interactive content instructions and an interactive content notification over an Internet protocol data connection, and to receive an associated on-demand content video stream from a television service provider. The network interface module is also configured to connect to a website containing product information for a product associated with the on-demand content video stream. The client interface module is configured to output the on-demand content video stream, to output the interactive content notification concurrently with the on-demand content video stream in response to outputting a portion of the on-demand content video stream and based on the interactive content instructions, and to output the website currently with the on-demand content video stream in response to a selection of the interactive content notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sposato, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 10270669
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a network tracking system, a first usage value for a user account during a time interval by applying a first correction factor to a first data value determined from a first cell count of cell counter data retrieved from a network device of a network. The method also includes determining, at the network tracking system, a second usage value for the user account during the time interval based on session information from a plurality of network devices of the network. The method further includes generating a cumulative usage value based on the first usage value and the second usage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20180077465
    Abstract: A system comprises a storage and a processor. The storage is for storing a plurality of Internet protocol multicast video streams, each associated with a live television program content. The processor is in communication with the storage, and the processor is configured to receive the Internet protocol multicast video streams. The processor is also configured to receive a request for a previously transmitted portion of one of the Internet protocol multicast video streams from customer premises equipment in response to the customer premises customer requiring the previously transmitted portion for display. The processor is also configured to begin transmission of the previously transmitted portion as an Internet protocol unicast video stream to the customer premises equipment for immediate display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 9838750
    Abstract: A system comprises a storage and a processor. The storage is for storing a plurality of Internet protocol multicast video streams, each associated with a live television program content. The processor is in communication with the storage, and the processor is configured to receive the Internet protocol multicast video streams. The processor is also configured to receive a request for a previously transmitted portion of one of the Internet protocol multicast video streams from customer premises equipment in response to the customer premises customer requiring the previously transmitted portion for display. The processor is also configured to begin transmission of the previously transmitted portion as an Internet protocol unicast video stream to the customer premises equipment for immediate display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20170311043
    Abstract: A set-top box device includes a network interface module and a client interface module. The network interface module is configured to receive interactive content instructions and an interactive content notification over an Internet protocol data connection, and to receive an associated on-demand content video stream from a television service provider. The network interface module is also configured to connect to a website containing product information for a product associated with the on-demand content video stream. The client interface module is configured to output the on-demand content video stream, to output the interactive content notification concurrently with the on-demand content video stream in response to outputting a portion of the on-demand content video stream and based on the interactive content instructions, and to output the website currently with the on-demand content video stream in response to a selection of the interactive content notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sposato, ORESTIS MANTHOULIS
  • Patent number: 9736543
    Abstract: A set-top box device includes a network interface module and a client interface module. The network interface module is configured to receive interactive content instructions and an interactive content notification over an Internet protocol data connection, and to receive an associated on-demand content video stream from a television service provider. The network interface module is also configured to connect to a website containing product information for a product associated with the on-demand content video stream. The client interface module is configured to output the on-demand content video stream, to output the interactive content notification concurrently with the on-demand content video stream in response to outputting a portion of the on-demand content video stream and based on the interactive content instructions, and to output the website currently with the on-demand content video stream in response to a selection of the interactive content notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sposato, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20150289026
    Abstract: A set-top box device includes a network interface module and a client interface module. The network interface module is configured to receive interactive content instructions and an interactive content notification over an Internet protocol data connection, and to receive an associated on-demand content video stream from a television service provider. The network interface module is also configured to connect to a website containing product information for a product associated with the on-demand content video stream. The client interface module is configured to output the on-demand content video stream, to output the interactive content notification concurrently with the on-demand content video stream in response to outputting a portion of the on-demand content video stream and based on the interactive content instructions, and to output the website currently with the on-demand content video stream in response to a selection of the interactive content notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sposato, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20150288576
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a network tracking system, a first usage value for a user account during a time interval by applying a first correction factor to a first data value determined from a first cell count of cell counter data retrieved from a network device of a network. The method also includes determining, at the network tracking system, a second usage value for the user account during the time interval based on session information from a plurality of network devices of the network. The method further includes generating a cumulative usage value based on the first usage value and the second usage value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 9094310
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first upload usage value and a first download usage value for a user account for a time interval from cell counter data retrieved from a first network device. The method includes determining a second download usage value for the user account for the time interval based on session information from a second network device. The method includes adding an upload usage value based on the first upload usage value and the second upload usage value to a cumulative upload usage value for the user account and adding a download usage value based on the first download usage value and the second download usage value to a cumulative download usage value for the user account. The method also includes sending the cumulative upload usage value and the cumulative download usage value to a billing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 9094477
    Abstract: A set-top box device includes a network interface module and a client interface module. The network interface module is configured to receive interactive content instructions and an interactive content notification over an Internet protocol data connection, and to receive an associated on-demand content video stream from a television service provider. The network interface module is also configured to connect to a website containing product information for a product associated with the on-demand content video stream. The client interface module is configured to output the on-demand content video stream, to output the interactive content notification concurrently with the on-demand content video stream in response to outputting a portion of the on-demand content video stream and based on the interactive content instructions, and to output the website currently with the on-demand content video stream in response to a selection of the interactive content notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Orestis Manthoulis, Stephen A. Sposato
  • Publication number: 20140286196
    Abstract: A system includes a receiver configured to receive a first set of element management system data from a first element management system. The first set of element management system data includes first network element data associated with a first network element of the first element management system. The receiver also configured to receive a second set of element management system data from a second element management system. The second set of element management system data includes second network element data associated with a second network element of the second element management system. The system also includes a reformatting component configured to reformat the first set and the second set to generate data having a common data format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Orestis Manthoulis, Peter Wong, Frederick Armanino, Raghvendra G. Savoor
  • Patent number: 8843989
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing interactive television are provided. A method may include sending television content received from a content source to a user device. The method may also include sending at least one interactive program trigger. The interactive program trigger may be adapted to cause the user device to initiate execution of processor executable instructions stored at the user device to provide at least one interactive display related to the television content at a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 8839325
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method of managing video content quality. The method includes receiving performance data at a video quality prediction system where the performance data is related to a plurality of network elements of a network path linking a video-head end with a set-top box device. The method also includes predicting, based at least partially on the performance data, a quality of video content received at the set-top box device and determining whether the predicted quality of video content is greater than or equal to a video quality threshold. In addition, the method includes identifying at least one of the plurality of network elements not satisfying a performance requirement, based on the performance data, when the predicted quality of video content is less than the video quality threshold. Further, the method includes outputting data indicating the at least one network element not satisfying the performance requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Canhui Ou, Michael Tisiker, Donggen Zhang, Xiaochuan Yi, Raghvendra Savoor, Orestis Manthoulis, Christine Bouamalay
  • Patent number: 8659996
    Abstract: A network capacity management system and method are disclosed. In one form, a capacity management system for use with an optical network includes a network capacity management engine operable to actively access a network element. The system further includes a network-based application interface associated with the network capacity management engine. The application may facilitate providing information associated with a network element to a user in near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Orestis Manthoulis, Amit Rele, Bruce Alden Schine, Frederick Michael Armanino, John G. Rozema, Peter A. Wong
  • Patent number: 8613009
    Abstract: According to one example embodiment a storage medium having computer instructions which, responsive to being executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations. The operations can include analyzing data from data sources of an internet-protocol television network where the data provided by the data sources includes set-top-box data having voice over internet protocol usage for a plurality of subscribers of the internet protocol television network in a geographic area and correlating video provisioning information obtained from the data sources, individual subscriber channel viewing information, internet-usage data, subscriber data and demographic data to produce correlated information. The operations can include generating one or more reports associated with the plurality of subscribers in the geographic area based on the correlated information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Zhi Li, Orestis Manthoulis, Russell Bellford, Stuart L. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 8385229
    Abstract: A user interface for viewing network system data is provided and includes at least one company level view that includes a list of one or more service regions within a company, at least one regional level view that includes a list of one or more service markets within each of the one or more service regions, and at least one market level view that includes a list of one or more wire centers within the one or more service markets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Orestis Manthoulis, Peter Wong, Frederick Armanino, Raghvendra G. Savoor
  • Publication number: 20120284737
    Abstract: According to one example embodiment a storage medium having computer instructions which, responsive to being executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations. The operations can include analyzing data from data sources of an internet-protocol television network where the data provided by the data sources includes set-top-box data having voice over internet protocol usage for a plurality of subscribers of the internet protocol television network in a geographic area and correlating video provisioning information obtained from the data sources, individual subscriber channel viewing information, internet-usage data, subscriber data and demographic data to produce correlated information. The operations can include generating one or more reports associated with the plurality of subscribers in the geographic area based on the correlated information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Raghvendra G. Savoor, Zhi Li, Orestis Manthoulis, Russell B. Bellford, Stuart Lynch Blackburn
  • Publication number: 20120271929
    Abstract: A method includes accessing network information stored at a remote device, the network information identifying one or more available physical locations to deploy one or more network nodes of a proposed network. The method further includes receiving data indicating a number of core layer nodes to be included in the proposed network. The method further includes determining a number of aggregator layer nodes to be included in the proposed network, the number of aggregator layer nodes determined based on incrementing a threshold number of aggregator layer nodes that supports a coverage area of the proposed network. The method further includes generating a network design of the proposed network. The network design identifies particular physical locations of the one or more available physical locations to deploy each of the core layer nodes and each of the aggregator layer nodes of the proposed network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Orestis Manthoulis, Laxman Sahasrabuddhe, Mung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120239805
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first upload usage value and a first download usage value for a user account for a time interval from cell counter data retrieved from a first network device. The method includes determining a second download usage value for the user account for the time interval based on session information from a second network device. The method includes adding an upload usage value based on the first upload usage value and the second upload usage value to a cumulative upload usage value for the user account and adding a download usage value based on the first download usage value and the second download usage value to a cumulative download usage value for the user account. The method also includes sending the cumulative upload usage value and the cumulative download usage value to a billing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 8238258
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method of managing network performance. The method includes receiving input data identifying a customer. The method also includes determining a plurality of network elements related to the customer, where the customer receives video content over a private video distribution network that includes the plurality of network elements related to the customer and at least one network device not related to the customer. The method also includes receiving performance data of each of the plurality of network elements related to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Orestis Manthoulis