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AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP. Patents
Assignee:
AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP.
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Reno, NV
No. of patents:
1159
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE43705 Method and system for optimally serving stations on wireless LANs using a controlled contention/ October 2, 2012
A method for optimally serving Stations (STA) on Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) using a Controlled Contention/Resource Reservation protocol of the IEEE 802.11e standard. The Wireless LAN includes multiple STAs, mobile or Stationary, airlinked to an access point as a Basic Service Set
RE42920 System and method for inter-domain mobility management November 15, 2011
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for inter-domain mobility management for a telephony network. The present invention also relates generally to the H.323 standard for transmitting audio and video data streams, and more particularly to extending the H.323 standard to
RE41986 Method and apparatus for load-sensitive routing of long-lived packet flows December 7, 2010
The present invention builds on the implications of variability in flow durations on the stability of load-sensitive routing. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, long-lived flows of packets are routed dynamically while short-lived flows are forwarded on preprov
8589529 Methods and apparatus for user persona management November 19, 2013
Systems and techniques for managing a user persona presented in a communication session. In response to a request from an originating user for a communication session, a persona manager for the originating user is invoked, examining request details and the nature and context of the r
8589172 Automatic detection, summarization and reporting of business intelligence highlights from automa November 19, 2013
A method and system for reporting data from a spoken dialog service is disclosed. The method comprises extracting data regarding user dialogs using a dialog logging module in the spoken dialog service, analyzing the data to identify trends and reporting the trends. The data may be pr
8589148 Natural language watermarking November 19, 2013
A method, system and machine-readable medium are provided for watermarking natural language digital text. A deep structure may be generated and a group of features may be extracted from natural language digital text input. The deep structure may be modified based, at least partly, on
8589146 On-Demand language translation for television programs November 19, 2013
A method, a system and a machine-readable medium are provided for an on demand translation service. A translation module including at least one language pair module for translating a source language to a target language may be made available for use by a subscriber. The subscriber ma
8588216 Method and apparatus for blocking a pay-per-use feature in a communications network November 19, 2013
A method and apparatus for blocking at least one pay-per-use feature in a communications network is described. In one embodiment, a request to initiate at least one pay-per-use feature from at least one endpoint device associated with a subscriber is received. A determination of whet
8588083 Method and apparatus for measuring voice quality in a packet network November 19, 2013
Method and apparatus for measuring voice quality in a packet network is described. In one example, statistics for calls in the packet network per customer segment of a plurality of customer segments are obtained over a period of time. The statistics are processed to identify call pattern
8584181 Multimedia channel sharing across access network boundaries November 12, 2013
An initiating viewer identifies a multimedia channel and submits a request to share the multimedia channel with at least one recipient viewer at another viewer premises. This request is processed by the multimedia receiver of the initiating viewer so as to generate a channel change r
8583823 Pseudo proxy server November 12, 2013
A pseudo proxy server is provided for a host network when the host network experiences periods of congestion. The host network determines whether an arrival rate of data requests exceeds a predetermined threshold. If so, the host network adds an address of a pseudo proxy server to a
8583102 System and method for improving cellular telephone user experience November 12, 2013
A method for determining an amount of time required to download a data file to a wireless device includes receiving information indicating a first amount of wireless bandwidth allocated for the download of the data file, calculating a first length of time required to download the data
8582590 Method and apparatus for providing disaster recovery using network peering arrangements November 12, 2013
The present invention enables network providers to create peering arrangements with other providers that allow them to fail over to other networks in the event of a site failure. This invention would lower the cost to provide site diversity within a provider's network by allowing cos
8582568 Method and apparatus for implementing a high-reliability load balanced easily upgradeable packet November 12, 2013
A network is defined with several alternative softswitches/proxies, which may be used for communication. Each softswitch/proxy has a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address. The softswitches/proxies receive configuration data from a centralized user-profile server, which maintains user
8582556 Method and apparatus for maintaining state information on a client device configured for VOIP co November 12, 2013
Method and apparatus for maintaining state information on a client device configured for voice-over-internet protocol (VOIP) communication is described. In one example, a VOIP call between the client device and an endpoint device through a packet network is established. State informa
8581729 Gateway radio frequency identification tag system November 12, 2013
A system and method are disclosed for transporting deterministic traffic in a gigabit passive optical network. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Optical Line Termination (OLT) for exchanging data traffic in a Gigabit Passive O
8578450 Methods for distributing information using secure peer-to-peer communications November 5, 2013
A method for providing access to secure peer-to-peer communications to a device can include receiving a request to join an interest group. The request can include a device identification number of the device. The method can further include determining access rights for the device. The
8577674 Operating methods for voice activity detection/silence suppression system November 5, 2013
A Voice Activity Detection/Silence Suppression (VAD/SS) system is connected to a channel of a transmission pipe. The channel provides a pathway for the transmission of energy. A method for operating a VAD/SS system includes detecting the energy on the channel, and activating or suppr
8576992 Mixed protocol multi-media provider system incorporating a session initiation protocol (SIP) bas November 5, 2013
A system and method for processing a plurality of requests for a plurality of multi-media services received at a Private Service Exchange (PSX) defined on the system from a plurality of IP-communication devices. The system includes a Network Gateway Controller (GSX) coupled to the PSX
8576827 Voice data integrated multiaccess by self-reservation and contention algorithm November 5, 2013
Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method for providing multiple access to a communication channel, the method comprising: sending a reservation request of a first type into a first selected minislot of a selected frame of an uplink channel when information of a first type is to
8576712 Method and apparatus for providing a reliable voice extensible markup language service November 5, 2013
A method and apparatus for providing a reliable Voice Extensible Markup Language (VXML) over packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Service over Internet Protocol (SoIP) network are disclosed. For example, a service provider may utilize a plurality of content
8572235 Method and system for monitoring a complex IT infrastructure at the service level October 29, 2013
A method and system is disclosed for providing service level operational status associated with a complex information technology infrastructure. The method in accordance with the present invention allows a user to quickly determine the functionality of assets associated with the service
8572205 Proxy apparatus and method for streaming media information and for increasing the quality of sto October 29, 2013
A proxy apparatus and method for streaming media information via at least one network and for building-up a good quality version of the media information. When a user device communicates with the proxy apparatus using a particular bandwidth and requests that media information be prov
8571861 System and method for processing speech recognition October 29, 2013
An automatic speech recognition (ASR) system and method is provided for controlling the recognition of speech utterances generated by an end user operating a communications device. The ASR system and method can be used with a mobile device that is used in a communications network. The AS
8571072 Arrangement for synchronizing access points in WLAN using direct-sequence spread spectrum signal October 29, 2013
An arrangement for providing synchronization between a number of overlapping area access points within a wireless LAN utilizes a Power over Ethernet (PoE) cable connection to transmit synchronization signals from a centralized hub/switch to each of the access points connected to the
8571002 Combined simulcasting and dedicated services in a wireless communication system October 29, 2013
An efficient method for providing both dedicated and simulcast services over a common wireless infrastructure is described. The services can be available to a single terminal as well as to a multiplicity of terminals simultaneously. The method uses time division multiplexing and orthogon
8570906 Method and apparatus for assigning a virtual number during porting of a primary number October 29, 2013
A method and apparatus for enabling a network provider to instantly assign a virtual number to a subscriber to use until their primary number is successfully ported to the VoIP network is disclosed. For example, a virtual number can be a phone number for callers outside a subscriber's
8566692 Methods and apparatus for integrating external applications into an MPEG-4 scene October 22, 2013
A method of decoding, composing and rendering a scene. First information is obtained, the first information including a part of a MPEG-4 BIFS scene description stream and at least one coded MPEG-4 media stream. The first information is decoded by invoking a BIFS scene decoder and one or
8566470 System and method for streaming media objects October 22, 2013
A method and system for streaming media objects. A streaming system includes a group of end nodes and at least one core node connected via an overlay network. The end nodes cache segments of media objects and stream the media objects to a client segment by segment. Each end node stores
8566421 Method for creating and providing layered syndicated data for multimedia content to users October 22, 2013
A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying
8566102 System and method of automating a spoken dialogue service October 22, 2013
A system and method of generating and operating a spoken dialog service for a web-site are disclosed. The system parses web-site data and organizes the web-site data in a task knowledge data bank. The system receives text associated with a user query; processes the received text in a
8566099 Tabulating triphone sequences by 5-phoneme contexts for speech synthesis October 22, 2013
A system and method for improving the response time of text-to-speech synthesis using triphone contexts. The method includes identifying a set of triphone sequences, tabulating the set of triphone sequences using a plurality of contexts, where each context specific triphone sequence of
8565409 Method and apparatus for routing a call to a subject matter expert via a packet network October 22, 2013
A method and apparatus for routing a call to a subject matter expert via a packet network is described. In one embodiment, a request to route said at least one call to the SME is received. A predefined location associated with the SME is also obtained. The call is then routed to a fo
8565122 Method and apparatus for measuring and extracting proximity in networks October 22, 2013
A method and apparatus for measuring and extracting proximity in networks are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present method receives a network from a user for analysis and extraction of a smaller proximity sub-graph. The method computes a candidate sub-graph and determines at least on
8300795 Method and apparatus for providing access and egress uniform resource identifiers for routing October 30, 2012
A method and apparatus for providing routing of calls in a packet network, e.g., a Voice over Internet Protocol (IP) network, using one or more criteria extracted from signaling information to determine the routing for the calls are disclosed. In one embodiment, the routing criteria
8300781 Method and apparatus for retrieving all voicemail messages at the same time October 30, 2012
A method and apparatus for retrieving all voicemail messages at the same time on packet networks such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Service over Internet Protocol (SoIP) networks are disclosed. For example, the customer subscribes to a voicemail service where a plurality
8296811 Method and apparatus for automatically converting source video into electronic mail messages October 23, 2012
The invention relates to a method and system for automatically identifying video content within source video and transmitting the video content to an electronic mail client. The transmitted video content can be streaming video, video files, and/or other medium derived from the source
8296394 Method and system for caching real-time data October 23, 2012
A system and method for storing data representing a multidimensional entity using corresponding dimensions for the data, storing a further dimension for the data, the further dimension being a modification timestamp indicating a time when the data was modified, receiving a request fo
8296138 System and method for mobile automatic speech recognition October 23, 2012
A system and method of updating automatic speech recognition parameters on a mobile device are disclosed. The method comprises storing user account-specific adaptation data associated with ASR on a computing device associated with a wireless network, generating new ASR adaptation par
8295461 Method and apparatus for re-originating calls October 23, 2012
A method and apparatus for enabling a subscriber who is originating a call to a called party endpoint to specify call handling treatments when a busy or a no answer network condition is encountered when calling the called party endpoint with no subscribed network based voice mail service
8295208 Method and system for providing communication control functionality at a remotely located site u October 23, 2012
A method for providing communication control functionality at a remotely located site using a distributed feature architecture which provides communication features and data records to an Enhanced Network User (ENU). The ENU connects to a Distributed Feature Network (DFN) in order to
8290774 System and method of epsilon removal of weighted automata and transducers October 16, 2012
An improved -removal method is disclosed that computes for any input weighted automaton A with -transitions an equivalent weighted automaton B with no -transitions. The method comprises two main steps. The first step comprises computing for each state "p" of the automaton A its -closure.
8290362 Predictive end-to-end management for SONET networks October 16, 2012
A system and method is disclosed that allows for the monitoring, analyzing and reporting on performance, availability and quality of optical network paths. The correlation of PM parameter metrics to client connections, coupled with threshold-based alarm generation provides a proactiv
8284915 Method and apparatus for providing virtual closed circuit television October 9, 2012
A method and apparatus for providing a private broadcast channel service, e.g., a virtual closed circuit television service, on packet networks such as Service over Internet Protocol (SoIP) networks are disclosed. For example, a customer subscribes to the private broadcast channel servic
8284911 Method for call forwarding without hairpinning and with split billing October 9, 2012
A call is forwarded by connecting the call between an originating location and a forwarding location without connecting the call through a terminating location. The originating location is associated with a calling party. The terminating location is associated with a dialed number. T
8284679 Method and apparatus for detecting service disruptions in a packet network October 9, 2012
A method and system for detecting service disruptions in a packet network is described. In one example, a plurality of data reports is received. A determination is then made as to whether a number of the plurality of data reports that pertain to a particular class has exceeded a pred
8284673 Traffic matrix computation for a backbone network supporting virtual private networks October 9, 2012
This invention provides a more effective method for capacity planning and traffic engineering of packet networks that connect Virtual Private Network (VPN) sites. A distributed architecture efficiently computes traffic matrixes that show the number of bytes and/or packets exchanged a
8280857 Method for indexed-field based difference detection and correction October 2, 2012
A method and system for indexed field based difference detection and correction. A data feed file is partitioned into a plurality of subsets based on an indexed field of the data feed file. A redundancy check value is calculated for each of the subsets, and the redundancy check value is
8279940 System, method and computer-readable medium for encoding a signal into macroblocks October 2, 2012
A quantizer and dequantizer for use in a video coding system that applies non linear, piece-wise linear scaling functions to video information signals based on a value of a variable quantization parameter. The quantizer and dequantizer apply different non linear, piece-wise linear sc
8279856 Method and apparatus for providing shared services October 2, 2012
The present invention enables an overlay capability to be invoked on network systems and elements that are designed to support multiple customer bases. Depending on the registered identification of the user, screens and other user interfaces that provide access to functions can be ov

 
 
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