Patents by Inventor Pamela Zave

Pamela Zave 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).

  • Publication number: 20180343488
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing streaming video from mobile computing nodes. A request for streaming video captured by a mobile computing node can be received at a computer including a processor that executes a controller. The request can include a parameter associated with the streaming video. The computer can initiate transmission of an inquiry message to two or more mobile computing nodes and receive inquiry message responses from the mobile computing nodes that include the mobile computing node. The inquiry message responses can indicate that the mobile computing nodes can satisfy the parameter. The computer can create a list of the mobile computing nodes that can satisfy the parameter and provide the list to the requestor. The computer can receive a selection of the mobile computing node, and initiate delivery of a video stream to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Robert J. Hall, Kaustubh Joshi, Kermit Hal Purdy, Pamela Zave
  • Publication number: 20180217569
    Abstract: Ubiquitous computing methods and apparatus are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first setting to control an actuator; setting a first record in a record list, the first record including the first setting, a first immediacy of the first setting, and a first priority of the first setting; determining a second setting; setting a second record in the record list, the second record including the second setting, a second immediacy of the second setting, and a second priority of the second setting, the second priority being lower than the first priority; selecting the first record from the record list based on the first priority being higher than the second priority; deleting the second record from the record list based on the second immediacy; and outputting the first setting to control the actuator when a current setting of the actuator is different than the first setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Pamela Zave, Eric Cheung
  • Publication number: 20180173745
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of sites a first plurality of key value data stores and a second plurality of key value stores. The first plurality of key value stores are provided with eventually consistent semantics for storing a plurality of keys. The second plurality of key value stores are provided with strongly consistent semantics for creating and storing locks created by a client. The system further includes a service for performing operations on the first plurality of key value store replicas and the second plurality of key value store replicas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Bharath Balasubramanian, Gerald Karam, Kaustubh Joshi, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 9927784
    Abstract: Ubiquitous computing methods and apparatus are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first setting to control an actuator; setting a first record in a record list, the first record including the first setting, a first immediacy of the first setting, and a first priority of the first setting; determining a second setting; setting a second record in the record list, the second record including the second setting, a second immediacy of the second setting, and a second priority of the second setting, the second priority being lower than the first priority; selecting the first record from the record list based on the first priority being higher than the second priority; deleting the second record from the record list based on the second immediacy; and outputting the first setting to control the actuator when a current setting of the actuator is different than the first setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela Zave, Eric Cheung
  • Patent number: 9807127
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing a distributed control of end-to-end media on packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol and Service over Internet Protocol networks are disclosed. The method first receives a request from a first media endpoint device for closing at least one media channel to a second media endpoint device wherein the request contains a descriptor of the first media endpoint device. The method then updates one or more slot states and link states in response to the request and records the current state of each slot for supporting the media channel. The method also records the most recently received descriptor of the media endpoint device as a most recent descriptor for the slot supporting the media channel. The method executes one or more link objects in response to the request for controlling the at least one media channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Pamela Zave
  • Publication number: 20160161927
    Abstract: Ubiquitous computing methods and apparatus are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first setting to control an actuator; setting a first record in a record list, the first record including the first setting, a first immediacy of the first setting, and a first priority of the first setting; determining a second setting; setting a second record in the record list, the second record including the second setting, a second immediacy of the second setting, and a second priority of the second setting, the second priority being lower than the first priority; selecting the first record from the record list based on the first priority being higher than the second priority; deleting the second record from the record list based on the second immediacy; and outputting the first setting to control the actuator when a current setting of the actuator is different than the first setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Pamela Zave, Eric Cheung
  • Publication number: 20160057172
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing a distributed control of end-to-end media on packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol and Service over Internet Protocol networks are disclosed. The method first receives a request from a first media endpoint device for opening at least one media channel to a second media endpoint device wherein said request contains a descriptor of said first media endpoint device. The method then updates one or more slot states and link states in response to said request and records the current state of each slot for supporting said media channel. The method also records the most recently received descriptor of said media endpoint device as a most recent descriptor for said slot supporting said media channel. The method executes one or more link objects in response to said request for controlling said at least one media channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 9232054
    Abstract: Mid-call features are implemented during a call placed over a communications network. The mid-call features are implemented through a set of call feature modules, each of which having been categorized in accordance with a feature implementation architecture. An exemplary method for routing requests within a feature server computer to set up a feature implementation includes receiving, at a per-incoming call feature module of a feature server computer, an initial incoming call request, routing the initial incoming call request from the per-incoming call feature module to a multi-call feature module of the feature server computer, routing the initial incoming call request from the multi-call feature module to an omniscient call feature module, routing the initial incoming call request from the omniscient call feature module to a multi-device call feature module, and routing the initial incoming call request from the multi-device call feature module to a per-outgoing device feature module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 9178914
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing a distributed control of end-to-end media on packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol and Service over Internet Protocol networks are disclosed. The method first receives a request from a first media endpoint device for opening at least one media channel to a second media endpoint device wherein said request contains a descriptor of said first media endpoint device. The method then updates one or more slot states and link states in response to said request and records the current state of each slot for supporting said media channel. The method also records the most recently received descriptor of said media endpoint device as a most recent descriptor for said slot supporting said media channel. The method executes one or more link objects in response to said request for controlling said at least one media channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 8903068
    Abstract: Personal mobility, multiparty control, and device augmentation features are provided within a voice-over-Internet protocol environment, such as a distributed feature composition (DFC) telecommunications architecture. The personal mobility features allow a caller to be identified to a callee using a desired identifier in place of an identifier of the device from which a call is made. Such personal mobility features are made available in multiparty calling environments and after mid-call moves. Device augmentation features provide enhanced calling options to a device that may otherwise be unequipped to provide such options, thus enabling personal mobility and multiparty control features across a wide variety of telecommunications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Healfdene Goguen, Thomas M. Smith, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 8874759
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for programming session initiation protocol back-to-back user agents. In one embodiment, a method for programming a telecommunication feature as a session initiation protocol back-to-back user agent includes receiving source code defining the feature, the source code using at least one abstraction that hides session initiation protocol signaling details required by the feature and generating executable code that causes a session initiation protocol server to execute the feature, in accordance with the abstractions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela Zave, Gregory W. Bond, Eric Cheung, Thomas M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130259031
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing a distributed control of end-to-end media on packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol and Service over Internet Protocol networks are disclosed. The method first receives a request from a first media endpoint device for opening at least one media channel to a second media endpoint device wherein said request contains a descriptor of said first media endpoint device. The method then updates one or more slot states and link states in response to said request and records the current state of each slot for supporting said media channel. The method also records the most recently received descriptor of said media endpoint device as a most recent descriptor for said slot supporting said media channel. The method executes one or more link objects in response to said request for controlling said at least one media channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 8451725
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing a distributed control of end-to-end media on packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Service over Internet Protocol (SoIP) networks are disclosed. The method first receives a request from a first media endpoint device for opening at least one media channel to a second media endpoint device wherein said request contains a descriptor of said first media endpoint device. The method then updates one or more slot states and link states in response to said request and records the current state of each slot for supporting said media channel. The method also records the most recently received descriptor of said media endpoint device as a most recent descriptor for said slot supporting said media channel. The method executes one or more link objects in response to said request for controlling said at least one media channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Pamela Zave
  • Publication number: 20130083912
    Abstract: Mid-call features are implemented during a call placed over a communications network. The mid-call features are implemented through a set of call feature modules, each of which having been categorized in accordance with a feature implementation architecture. An exemplary method for routing requests within a feature server computer to set up a feature implementation includes receiving, at a per-incoming call feature module of a feature server computer, an initial incoming call request, routing the initial incoming call request from the per-incoming call feature module to a multi-call feature module of the feature server computer, routing the initial incoming call request from the multi-call feature module to an omniscient call feature module, routing the initial incoming call request from the omniscient call feature module to a multi-device call feature module, and routing the initial incoming call request from the multi-device call feature module to a per-outgoing device feature module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 8396199
    Abstract: Personal mobility, multiparty control, and device augmentation features are provided within a voice-over-Internet protocol environment, such as a distributed feature composition (DFC) telecommunications architecture. The personal mobility features allow a caller to be identified to a callee using a desired identifier in place of an identifier of the device from which a call is made. Such personal mobility features are made available in multiparty calling environments and after mid-call moves. Device augmentation features provide enhanced calling options to a device that may otherwise be unequipped to provide such options, thus enabling personal mobility and multiparty control features across a wide variety of telecommunications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Healfdene Goguen, Thomas M. Smith, Pamela Zave
  • Publication number: 20120314702
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for programming session initiation protocol back-to-back user agents. In one embodiment, a method for programming a telecommunication feature as a session initiation protocol back-to-back user agent includes receiving source code defining the feature, the source code using at least one abstraction that hides session initiation protocol signaling details required by the feature and generating executable code that causes a session initiation protocol server to execute the feature, in accordance with the abstractions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP.
    Inventors: Pamela Zave, Gregory W. Bond, Eric Cheung, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8250216
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for programming session initiation protocol back-to-back user agents. In one embodiment, a method for programming a telecommunication feature as a session initiation protocol back-to-back user agent includes receiving source code defining the feature, the source code using at least one abstraction that hides session initiation protocol signaling details required by the feature and generating executable code that causes a session initiation protocol server to execute the feature, in accordance with the abstractions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela Zave, Gregory W. Bond, Eric Cheung, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8199745
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for generalized third party call control in session initiation protocol networks. In one embodiment, a method for controlling a media negotiation with one or more endpoints in a network includes determining, for each endpoint, a current state of a corresponding port on a third-party controller and transitioning the corresponding port to a new state in accordance with a finite state machine that tracks the state of the media negotiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Cheung, Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 8179802
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for managing an audio contention are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request by a device, and enters into a first state by the device, wherein the first state allows the device to use an audio channel in an upstream direction, wherein the device in the first state determines at least one of: a failure outcome for the request, a success outcome for the request or a continue outcome for the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Pamela Zave
  • Patent number: 8126017
    Abstract: A method for address translation in telecommunication networks that reduces the feature-interaction problems is disclosed. In one embodiment, a module in a target region of a request chain is constrained in a way such that that module cannot change a source address in a call request. In a second embodiment, a source feature module in a source region can only replace a source address with a more abstract address than the one it is replacing. In another embodiment, a target feature module in a target region can only replace a target address with a more concrete address than the one it is replacing. In yet another embodiment, a source feature module cannot transmit downstream an alternative source address more concrete than its own address. And in a final embodiment, a target feature module cannot transmit upstream an alternative target address that is more concrete than its own address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Pamela Zave