Patents by Inventor Walter Cooper Chastain

Walter Cooper Chastain 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: 20210294634
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for service creation and management. A processor can detect an event relating to a service, and access a service creation database to identify a recipe associated with the service. The recipe can define a resource to be used to provide the service. The processor can access an inventory to determine if the resource is available, identify a service control to control the service, instruct an infrastructure control to allocate virtual machines to host components of the service, and issue instructions to the service control. The instructions can instruct the service control to load service functions to the virtual machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Frank Cariello, Reuben Klein, Paul Edward Smith, JR.
  • Patent number: 11096139
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Clifton Ashman Campbell, Stephen Emille Chin, Walter Cooper Chastain
  • Publication number: 20210226962
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, receive secret information and non-secret information from a secure download application function, provide a request for a first verification to a secure element where the first verification is associated with access to content and/or an application that is accessible via the secure download application function, receive the first verification which is generated by the secure element based on the secret information without providing the secret information to the secure device processor, receive the non-secret information from the secure element, and generate a second verification for the access based on the non-secret information, where the content and/or application is accessible from the secure download application function responsive to the first and second verifications. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20210184939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a custom service in a communication network are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor determines that the custom service does not exist, receives one or more desired functions for the custom service, creates the custom service having the one or more desired functions and modifies one or more network elements within the communication network to perform the one or more desired functions to deploy the custom service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Reuben Klein
  • Patent number: 11029994
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for service creation and management. A processor can detect an event relating to a service, and access a service creation database to identify a recipe associated with the service. The recipe can define a resource to be used to provide the service. The processor can access an inventory to determine if the resource is available, identify a service control to control the service, instruct an infrastructure control to allocate virtual machines to host components of the service, and issue instructions to the service control. The instructions can instruct the service control to load service functions to the virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Frank Cariello, Reuben Klein, Paul Edward Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11032697
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on intercepting registration requests and simulated registrations can be performed without providing a unique device identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20210144228
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a plurality of operational profiles that are to be shared by a plurality of devices; assigning a first operational profile of the plurality of operational profiles to a first device of the plurality of devices; assigning a second operational profile of the plurality of operational profiles to a second device of the plurality of devices; facilitating provision of the first operational profile on the first device; and facilitating provision of the second operational profile on the second device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Jason Sikes, James Hamilton, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 11005855
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, receive secret information and non-secret information from a secure download application function, provide a request for a first verification to a secure element where the first verification is associated with access to content and/or an application that is accessible via the secure download application function, receive the first verification which is generated by the secure element based on the secret information without providing the secret information to the secure device processor, receive the non-secret information from the secure element, and generate a second verification for the access based on the non-secret information, where the content and/or application is accessible from the secure download application function responsive to the first and second verifications. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20210136559
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting an expiration of a subscription associated with a communication device, wherein the subscription is for services of a mobile network, and enabling an interim profile that provides the communication device with limited connectivity over the mobile network, wherein the limited connectivity facilitates communication with a subscription manager node of the mobile network. Various embodiments can include communicating with the subscription manager node to establish an active subscription for services of the mobile network and enabling an operational profile comprising subscription information associated with the active subscription. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, James Hamilton, Stephen Emille Chin, Jason Sikes
  • Publication number: 20210120388
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first bootstrap profile on a first communication device, and detecting a second bootstrap profile on a second communication device. Further aspects can include determining the first bootstrap profile and the second bootstrap profile are a same bootstrap profile, and providing limited services to the second communication device according to the first communication device and the second communication device having the same bootstrap profile. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, James Hamilton, Jason Sikes, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10986484
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that receives a notification, from an identity proxy function, indicating an identity mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) is being registered. That is, a communication device sends a registration request that includes the IMSI to a first registration function. Further, the identity proxy function intercepts the registration request and sends the first notification to the device. Also, the system, sends a first registration message to the first registration function. The first registration function includes a first registry. Further, the first registration message indicates to the first registration function to add the IMSI to the first registry. The system also sends a second registration message to a second registration function. The second registration function includes a second registry. Further, the second registration message indicates to the second registration function to remove the IMSI to the first registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10938665
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a custom service in a communication network are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor determines that the custom service does not exist, receives one or more desired functions for the custom service, creates the custom service having the one or more desired functions and modifies one or more network elements within the communication network to perform the one or more desired functions to deploy the custom service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Reuben Klein
  • Patent number: 10939403
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that provides a first message to a communication device that includes a temporary international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) to be provisioned onto the device. A first registration message is sent to a registration function server, wherein the server includes a registry, wherein the first registration message indicates to the server to add the temporary IMSI to the registry. A second registration message is sent to the server in response to detecting expiration of a limited time period, wherein the second registration message indicates to the server to remove the temporary IMSI from the registry. A second message is provided to the wireless communication device that indicates to the wireless communication device the expiration of the limited time period, and that the temporary IMSI is removed from the registry of the registration function server. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10892948
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating and using service control functions. The service control functions can detect a message via an adapter function. The message can relate to a service controlled by the service control functions. Service policies can be accessed. The service policies can include message handling policies and can be accessed to determine if a policy relating to the message exists. If a determination is made that the policy exists, the message and the policy can be analyzed to determine an action to take with respect to the message, and the action can be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Reuben Klein, Dean Bragg, John Oetting, Frank Cariello, Paul Edward Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200403970
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing network address translation in a software defined networking environment. A control system can detect a request to create a network address translation function. The control system can analyze a recipe to identify a network address translation switch and a network address translation virtual function that are to provide functionality of the network address translation function, trigger instantiation of the network address translation switch via a network control function, and trigger instantiation of the network address translation virtual function via a service control function. The control system can validate the network address translation function and chain the network address translation function to a host. The network address translation function can provide address translation for the host using the network address translation switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Larry B. Pearson, Cameron Scott Blandford, Cheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20200396594
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on intercepting registration requests and simulated registrations can be performed without providing a unique device identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Publication number: 20200382943
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages reuse of mobile subscriber identity information. Further aspects may include mobile subscriber identity information used in a device having multiple device profiles indexed, directly or indirectly, by multiple ki (e.g. shared secret keys). Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10856121
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first bootstrap profile on a first communication device, and detecting a second bootstrap profile on a second communication device. Further aspects can include determining the first bootstrap profile and the second bootstrap profile are a same bootstrap profile, and providing limited services to the second communication device according to the first communication device and the second communication device having the same bootstrap profile. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, James Hamilton, Jason Sikes, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10834574
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, establishing a wireless data link via a wireless local area network, and obtaining, via the wireless data link, an interim profile supporting communication with a mobile network. Various embodiments can include enabling the interim profile to establish limited connectivity facilitating communication with a subscription manager node of the mobile network. Some embodiments can include communicating with the subscription manager node to establish an active subscription for services of the mobile network. Various embodiments can include enabling an operational profile comprising subscription information associated with the active subscription. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Sikes, James Hamilton, Stephen Emille Chin, Walter Cooper Chastain
  • Patent number: 10834576
    Abstract: A system is described that can perform a method for providing a first mobile network operator system with information relating to configuration data. The configuration data enables management of content and memory allocation for security domain containers of a universal integrated circuit card of a communication device. Security management of the universal integrated circuit card is delegated by providing the configuration data to a second mobile network operator system to enable management of the content and the memory allocation for the security domain containers. The memory allocation is adjusted by the second network mobile operator system according to a second group of services provided to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Clifton Ashman Campbell, Stephen Emille Chin, David Harber, Brian Keith Rainer, David K. Smith, Shih-Ming Wang