Patents by Inventor Venson M. Shaw

Venson M. Shaw 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: 10735595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for voice mail delivery may include receiving a voicemail by a device of a subscriber, determining if the subscriber is a member of a group of members, and, upon a determination that the subscriber is a member of the group, combining the voice mail message with a second voice mail message received by a member of the group other than the subscriber to generate a combined voice mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200245185
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic access network slice switching and carrier aggregation include a radio access network (RAN) and user devices with dual radio user equipment. The RAN receives a 4G and a 5G service request from user equipment having a specified priority. A first RAN slice for the 4G and 5G service request is instantiated using a RAN scheduler. A temporary radio resource control protocol slice having an associated timer that allows the dual radio user equipment to stay connected to the RAN for a period of time is then instantiated. Instructions identifying an appropriate resource and RAN slice for complying with user plane service level agreement requirements are received at the RAN and a second RAN slice for instantiating a carrier aggregation slice comprising both the 4G and 5G radio resource control protocol request for complying with the user plane service level agreement requirement is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10645608
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic access network slice switching and carrier aggregation include a radio access network (RAN) and user devices with dual radio user equipment. The RAN receives a 4G and a 5G service request from user equipment having a specified priority. A first RAN slice for the 4G and 5G service request is instantiated using a RAN scheduler. A temporary radio resource control protocol slice having an associated timer that allows the dual radio user equipment to stay connected to the RAN for a period of time is then instantiated. Instructions identifying an appropriate resource and RAN slice for complying with user plane service level agreement requirements are received at the RAN and a second RAN slice for instantiating a carrier aggregation slice comprising both the 4G and 5G radio resource control protocol request for complying with the user plane service level agreement requirement is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10587985
    Abstract: Smart M2M devices may be utilized to discover, generate, develop, and use customer behavior information. Security, marketing, and sales may be made through the use of short-range communication mechanisms, and customer behavior information may be gathered while providing devices with product information and other content. In an example configuration, smart M2M devices may determine the location of a device in a venue and compare it to historical location information associated with the device to determine whether authentication should be requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10510068
    Abstract: Items are sold via a wireless mobile telecommunications network in which multimedia presentations describing items offered for sale are broadcast for reception by wireless mobile devices. Users of the devices can transmit responses indicating requests to buy the items or bid for them in auctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10292003
    Abstract: A first device may receive a location of a second device simply by sending a text message to the second device. The text message may comprise an identifier of the second device (e.g., phone number of the second device, mobile subsection identification number of the second device, etc.) and a location code. A communication network may intercept the text message. The communication network may analyze contents of the text message. The network may determine that the location code is valid and determine the location of the second device. The network may provide an indication of the location of the second device to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10284715
    Abstract: A service that determines what event has occurred and provide a list of actions that the service can be performed in order to help the user through a hectic time period is disclosed. In one example, one or more modules can identify one or more events and transmitting an indication of the at least one event to a mobile device. Then, one or more modules can receive an indication that a mobile device has selected at least one of the at least one event, and determine at least one action to perform, wherein the at least one action can be associated with the at least one selected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10275800
    Abstract: In-person shopping at brick-and-mortar locations can be facilitated using visual voicemail systems. A user device can be detected upon entry or proximity to a retail location and a greeting visual voicemail message can be transmitted to the user device. User data may be integrated into the greeting message. The greeting message can also include options for a user to activate that allow the integration of the virtual and physical shopping experience. Options can include requests for sales associate help, product information or location, associated service plans or accessories, etc. Multiple remote resources can be coordinated to service a user's requests via a visual voicemail system while the user is shopping in the retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190124544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic access network slice switching and carrier aggregation include a radio access network (RAN) and user devices with dual radio user equipment. The RAN receives a 4G and a 5G service request from user equipment having a specified priority. A first RAN slice for the 4G and 5G service request is instantiated using a RAN scheduler. A temporary radio resource control protocol slice having an associated timer that allows the dual radio user equipment to stay connected to the RAN for a period of time is then instantiated. Instructions identifying an appropriate resource and RAN slice for complying with user plane service level agreement requirements are received at the RAN and a second RAN slice for instantiating a carrier aggregation slice comprising both the 4G and 5G radio resource control protocol request for complying with the user plane service level agreement requirement is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10271178
    Abstract: A processor may be configured to perform real-time analysis during a cloud service session so that intelligent subscriber profile information may be updated to a server for future cloud services for the originating user device and the terminating cloud service device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10264130
    Abstract: A single visual voicemail communications session is established and used to provide various content to a visual voicemail client on a wireless device. Rather than requiring the establishment of multiple communications session in order to obtain messaging, multimedia, and other content types associated with a voicemail at a wireless device, all such content is obtained or accessed by a voicemail server and transmitted to the wireless device. The wireless device can provide visual voicemail client data to a voicemail server, enabling the voicemail server to modify content as needed so that it is compatible with the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Gholam-Reza Rahsaz
  • Patent number: 10165577
    Abstract: For methods, system, and apparatuses for dynamic response management a network device may receive an application service identifier and assign a radio resource to a first device based on the application service identifier. There may be a partitioning of content into a plurality of segments. There also may be an assignment of a quality of service level to a segment of the plurality segments and an adjustment of the quality of service level based on sensors of a device and other inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10148343
    Abstract: Use of a drone base station companion increases diversity gain in a communications system to reduce error rates and the probability of the need for a retransmission due to channel fading. An apparatus includes a drone base station companion configured as a relay between a base station in a first cell and wireless user equipment in the first cell. The drone base station companion includes a wireless receiver path configured to receive a wireless communication including data from the base station. The drone base station companion includes a wireless transmitter path configured to transmit the data to the wireless user equipment. The drone base station companion may include a second wireless receiver path configured to receive a second wireless communication including the data from the wireless user equipment. The drone base station companion may include a second wireless transmitter path configured to transmit the second data to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Jin He
  • Publication number: 20180249285
    Abstract: Smart M2M devices may be utilized to discover, generate, develop, and use customer behavior information. Security, marketing, and sales may be made through the use of short-range communication mechanisms, and customer behavior information may be gathered while providing devices with product information and other content. In an example configuration, smart M2M devices may determine the location of a device in a venue and compare it to historical location information associated with the device to determine whether authentication should be requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10028075
    Abstract: An intelligent machine-to-machine (iM2M) device may collaborate with other devices to perform functions. An iM2M device may determine if it has the necessary resources to respond to a request. Upon determining that the resources needed to provide a response to the request are not available in the iM2M device, the iM2M device may negotiate with other devices in order to obtain a response to the request and/or resources to respond to the request. The other devices may send respective responses and/or resource back to the iM2M device. The iM2M device may, in turn, respond to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Ari Craine
  • Publication number: 20180191894
    Abstract: A service that determines what event has occurred and provide a list of actions that the service can be performed in order to help the user through a hectic time period is disclosed. In one example, one or more modules can identify one or more events and transmitting an indication of the at least one event to a mobile device. Then, one or more modules can receive an indication that a mobile device has selected at least one of the at least one event, and determine at least one action to perform, wherein the at least one action can be associated with the at least one selected event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20180184256
    Abstract: A processor may be configured to perform real-time analysis during a cloud service session so that intelligent subscriber profile information may be updated to a server for future cloud services for the originating user device and the terminating cloud service device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9973395
    Abstract: An operation, administration, and maintenance data sink may receive an event data packet. The event data packet may be processed and transmitted based on instructions from a controller, wherein the controller may regulate the transmission of the processed event data packet based on network conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 9961137
    Abstract: A network device may receive an application level load balancing factor, and instruct another network device to load balance data packets based on an analysis of the application level load balancing factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9924029
    Abstract: A service that determines what event has occurred and provide a list of actions that the service can be performed in order to help the user through a hectic time period is disclosed. In one example, one or more modules can identify one or more events and transmitting an indication of the at least one event to a mobile device. Then, one or more modules can receive an indication that a mobile device has selected at least one of the at least one event, and determine at least one action to perform, wherein the at least one action can be associated with the at least one selected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw