Patents by Inventor Stephen Griesmer

Stephen Griesmer 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: 9655035
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize femtocell access points (FAP) to perform radio frequency (RF) network sweeps are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes: predicting an availability of an access point (AP) to perform an RF network sweep; and determining that the access point is available to perform the RF network sweep based, at least, on a prediction that a mobile device on a white list for the access point is not likely to access the access point during a time interval associated with performing the RF network sweep. In another embodiment, a method includes: comparing a network quality characteristic for a wireless channel associated with a FAP with a network quality characteristic for a wired network communicatively coupled to the FAP. The network quality characteristics can be the same. The method can then include employing the comparison to determine to which network an impairment is attributable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Stephen Griesmer, Thomas Killian, N. L. Schryer, Dipesh Hasmukhlal Shah, Kaushik Gohel
  • Patent number: 9521386
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first data stream including first media content. The first data stream corresponds to a first channel. The method further includes detecting a channel change request from the first channel to a second channel. The method also includes storing user history data at a media device. The user history data indicates a portion of the first media content that had been received when the channel change request was detected. The method includes providing, to a display device, second media content of a received second data stream corresponding to the second channel. The method further includes, in response to detecting a second channel change request to return to the first channel, providing to a display device, the first media content of the first data stream beginning from a location of the first media content indicated by the user history data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Stephen Griesmer, Stephen Triano
  • Publication number: 20160157167
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize femtocell access points (FAP) to perform radio frequency (RF) network sweeps are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes: predicting an availability of an access point (AP) to perform an RF network sweep; and determining that the access point is available to perform the RF network sweep based, at least, on a prediction that a mobile device on a white list for the access point is not likely to access the access point during a time interval associated with performing the RF network sweep. In another embodiment, a method includes: comparing a network quality characteristic for a wireless channel associated with a FAP with a network quality characteristic for a wired network communicatively coupled to the FAP. The network quality characteristics can be the same. The method can then include employing the comparison to determine to which network an impairment is attributable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Stephen Griesmer, Thomas Killian, N.L. Schryer, Dipesh Hasmukhlal Shah, Kaushik Gohel
  • Patent number: 9288699
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize femtocell access points (FAP) to perform radio frequency (RF) network sweeps are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes: predicting an availability of an access point (AP) to perform an RF network sweep; and determining that the access point is available to perform the RF network sweep based, at least, on a prediction that a mobile device on a white list for the access point is not likely to access the access point during a time interval associated with performing the RF network sweep. In another embodiment, a method includes: comparing a network quality characteristic for a wireless channel associated with a FAP with a network quality characteristic for a wired network communicatively coupled to the FAP. The network quality characteristics can be the same. The method can then include employing the comparison to determine to which network an impairment is attributable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Stephen Griesmer, Thomas Killian, N. L. Schryer, Dipesh Hasmukhlal Shah, Kaushik Gohel
  • Publication number: 20150316392
    Abstract: A window of time between navigational instructions is determined. Non-navigational content is then determined for audible and/or visual presentation within the window of time. Emails, text messages, and even video may thus be presented in between the navigational instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Griesmer, Arun Kandappan, Neerav Mehta
  • Patent number: 9124942
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a mitigation strategy to limit a potential source of interference on an Internet Protocol television (IPTV) system. A new user installation request is received at a server in the IPTV system. A first geographical location of a customer premises associated with the new user installation request is received. A second geographical location of an amplitude modulation broadcasting facility is received. A first distance between the first geographical location and the second geographical location is determined. A first signal transmission power rating for the amplitude modulation broadcasting facility is retrieved from a database. A first mitigation strategy causing filters to filter an IPTV signal according to a frequency range associated with the amplitude modulation broadcasting facility to limit a first interference on the IPTV signal provided to the first geographical location when the first distance is less than the first threshold distance is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: James G. Beattie, Jr., Stephen Griesmer, Arvind Mallya
  • Patent number: 9109918
    Abstract: We have recognized a limitation that may arise when seeking to deliver both navigational and non-navigational content to a mobile user. The limitation is that the presentation of at least certain non-navigational content may interfere with presentation of the navigational content and vice versa. In accordance with an aspect of this invention, the above mentioned limitation is avoided by the following two steps. The first step is ascertaining an available window of time before a piece of navigational content needs to be presented to the mobile user. The second step is identifying a piece of non-navigational content which can be presented in its totality within the available window of time. Choosing non-navigational content which may be completely presented during an available window of time avoids the limitation noted above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Griesmer, Arun Kandappan, Neerav Mehta
  • Patent number: 9083561
    Abstract: An apparatus provides automated assistance to an agent. The apparatus includes a receiver that receives a client communication from a client terminal via a network. A processor processes the client communication and determines a plurality of agent statements based on the client communication. The plurality of agent statements is displayed on a display. An input receives an agent communication from the agent. The agent communication is selected from a custom statement input by the agent and one of the plurality of agent statements selected by the agent. A transmitter transmits the agent communication to the client terminal via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Griesmer, James Beattie, Charles Cooke, Monowar Hossain, Steven Lewis, Benjamin Rudman
  • Patent number: 8824375
    Abstract: An architecture can dynamically update or set facility variables for adapting cell site (e.g., base station) characteristics in a wireless communication network. In particular, based upon a current configuration or state of facility equipment as well as various operation data, the architecture can determine or infer a reconfiguration of a facility variable that can adjust the configuration or state of the facility equipment. The reconfiguration can be directed to improving efficiency, mitigating errors, and/or more effectively providing services and allocating resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Debebe Almineh Asefa, Stephen Griesmer, Haywood Peitzer
  • Publication number: 20140128005
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize femtocell access points (FAP) to perform radio frequency (RF) network sweeps are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes: predicting an availability of an access point (AP) to perform an RF network sweep; and determining that the access point is available to perform the RF network sweep based, at least, on a prediction that a mobile device on a white list for the access point is not likely to access the access point during a time interval associated with performing the RF network sweep. In another embodiment, a method includes: comparing a network quality characteristic for a wireless channel associated with a FAP with a network quality characteristic for a wired network communicatively coupled to the FAP. The network quality characteristics can be the same. The method can then include employing the comparison to determine to which network an impairment is attributable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Stephen Griesmer, Thomas Killian, N.L. Schryer, Dipesh Hasmukhlal Shah, Kaushik Gohel
  • Publication number: 20140072276
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first data stream including first media content. The first data stream corresponds to a first channel. The method further includes detecting a channel change request from the first channel to a second channel. The method also includes storing user history data at a media device. The user history data indicates a portion of the first media content that had been received when the channel change request was detected. The method includes providing, to a display device, second media content of a received second data stream corresponding to the second channel. The method further includes, in response to detecting a second channel change request to return to the first channel, providing to a display device, the first media content of the first data stream beginning from a location of the first media content indicated by the user history data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Stephen Griesmer, Stephen Triano
  • Patent number: 8660556
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize femtocell access points (FAP) to perform radio frequency (RF) network sweeps are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes: predicting an availability of an access point (AP) to perform an RF network sweep; and determining that the access point is available to perform the RF network sweep based, at least, on a prediction that a mobile device on a white list for the access point is not likely to access the access point during a time interval associated with performing the RF network sweep. In another embodiment, a method includes: comparing a network quality characteristic for a wireless channel associated with a FAP with a network quality characteristic for a wired network communicatively coupled to the FAP. The network quality characteristics can be the same. The method can then include employing the comparison to determine to which network an impairment is attributable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Stephen Griesmer, Thomas Killian, N. L. Schryer, Dipesh Hasmukhlal Shah, Kaushik Gohel
  • Patent number: 8611730
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a data stream at a media device and extracting data from the data stream. The data corresponds to received media content. The method further includes storing the extracted data at a memory as stored media content and determining whether the stored media content corresponds to expected media content. The method also includes, in response to determining that the stored media content does not correspond to the expected media content, sending a content request to a server. The content request identifies a segment of the expected media content that does not correspond to the stored media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Stephen Griesmer, Stephen Triano
  • Publication number: 20130316714
    Abstract: An architecture can dynamically update or set facility variables for adapting cell site (e.g., base station) characteristics in a wireless communication network. In particular, based upon a current configuration or state of facility equipment as well as various operation data, the architecture can determine or infer a reconfiguration of a facility variable that can adjust the configuration or state of the facility equipment. The reconfiguration can be directed to improving efficiency, mitigating errors, and/or more effectively providing services and allocating resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Debebe Almineh Asefa, Stephen Griesmer, Haywood Peitzer
  • Publication number: 20130148939
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a data stream at a media device and extracting data from the data stream. The data corresponds to received media content. The method further includes storing the extracted data at a memory as stored media content and determining whether the stored media content corresponds to expected media content. The method also includes, in response to determining that the stored media content does not correspond to the expected media content, sending a content request to a server. The content request identifies a segment of the expected media content that does not correspond to the stored media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Stephen Griesmer, Stephen Triano
  • Publication number: 20130143553
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize femtocell access points (FAP) to perform radio frequency (RF) network sweeps are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes: predicting an availability of an access point (AP) to perform an RF network sweep; and determining that the access point is available to perform the RF network sweep based, at least, on a prediction that a mobile device on a white list for the access point is not likely to access the access point during a time interval associated with performing the RF network sweep. In another embodiment, a method includes: comparing a network quality characteristic for a wireless channel associated with a FAP with a network quality characteristic for a wired network communicatively coupled to the FAP. The network quality characteristics can be the same. The method can then include employing the comparison to determine to which network an impairment is attributable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Stephen Griesmer, Thomas Killian, N. L. Schryer, Dipesh Hasmukhlal Shah, Kaushik Gohel
  • Patent number: 8036132
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method, which can comprise automatically generating a trouble ticket responsive to a determined failure of one or more elements of a management Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC). The management PVC can be established between a signaling device and a device communicatively coupled to a backbone network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: James Beattie, Jr., Chuan-Chuen Chang, Stephen Griesmer, David Stockton
  • Publication number: 20090216433
    Abstract: We have recognized a limitation that may arise when seeking to deliver both navigational and non-navigational content to a mobile user. The limitation is that the presentation of at least certain non-navigational content may interfere with presentation of the navigational content and vice versa. In accordance with an aspect of this invention, the above mentioned limitation is avoided by the following two steps. The first step is ascertaining an available window of time before a piece of navigational content needs to be presented to the mobile user. The second step is identifying a piece of non-navigational content which can be presented in its totality within the available window of time. Choosing non-navigational content which may be completely presented during an available window of time avoids the limitation noted above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Griesmer, Arun Kandappan, Neerav Mehta
  • Publication number: 20090182812
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for dynamic scaling data center of processor utilization. In one embodiment, a system for managing a data center includes a control module for gathering data related to at least one server in the data center, the data being gathered from a plurality of sources, and a user interface coupled to the control module for displaying the gathered data to a user in a centralized manner. The control module is further configured to receive a command from the user, the command relating to the operation of the server, and to transmit the command to server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Paritosh Bajpay, Stephen Griesmer, Monowar Hossain, Thiru Ilango, Arun Kandappan, Kenneth Oexmann, Venkatesh Patrachari, Steve Van Pelt, Joyce Weekley, Chen-Yui Yang